Thursday, September 14, 2006

A Kiss from Heaven


We have been blown away. The tent meetings have been amazing, but we've just received a dream that is nothing less than wisdom from the Throne. Our dear friend Brenda David, who leads the Great Plains House of Prayer, has received an astonishing dream that has been unfolding in recent days. She is meeting with pastors at a city-wide pastors prayer meeting in 15 minutes, so if you read this in the next hour, please pray. Following is the dream:

In my dream there was a knock at my door. I answered the door and was handed an envelope by a faceless person (couldn't distinguish a face). The envelope looked official. I perceived it to be a summons to appear in court. I opened the envelope expecting to see a document/letter. However, what I pulled out was ....a letter! The letter "A"....a cutout of the letter A and it was red with a diaper pin through the top of it. I checked the envelope again and found a note that said, "you must put this on." I was stunned at seeing the letter and could only think of Hester in the novel, The Scarlet Letter. I felt a tinge of the shame and humiliation she had to bear in wearing the scarlet letter. I said, rather indignantly, "I can't put this on! What would people think? I've never committed adultery and I've certainly never had an abortion! And why is this letter red anyway?" The faceless person said, (and here's the goofy part....the person seemed to shift into a Fuller Brush salesman and said, "its the Red Letter Edition just like Jesus' words in the Bible!" as though trying to sell me on the idea of putting it on). But then (back to a more dignified persona) he explained further, it's covered with Jesus blood. This "A" stands for Authority. I pondered that a moment while looking it over more closely. Then suddenly the letter unfolded (like paper doll cutouts) into three A's. The person said, "See the letters stand for Authority - Abolish - Abortion. Behold, I give you authority to trample over snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy." Again I tell you that you must put this on and take this new level of authority. The letters represent the blood of Jesus who paid the price for this authority to be released for the freedom of little souls. You must Arise in Authority to Abolish Abortion. Then I saw fine print on the note. "Arise, take action to abolish the adversary of abortion." Seemed like A's just kept unfolding.

How do you get a dream like that? God himself has kissed this woman. Many of you know that last year one of our team had a dream in which she found a dusty box of old books and was told they were important for the future. The first of those books was Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss. We believe the next one is The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the story, a minister gets a woman named Hester pregnant. Hester bears the reproach of the sin by wearing the letter A on her clothes for the rest of her life. The minister conceals his identity and never reveals his sin. In the end, the preacher publicly confesses his silence and bears the same A in his flesh, but not until after an election. How profound that the Church has refused to bear the reproach of abortion and share in the pain of the women. Brenda is sharing this dream with the city-wide pastors and calling for the Church to join her in publicly bearing this reproach...before the election!!! She is literally going to wage a campaign going door to door to tell the message of hurting women and identifying with them as an intercessor. Interesting to note that the child born from this union was named Pearl. Also, Hester means "Esther." I'm feeling an Esther fast comin' on!

More to come.

2 comments:

cathy said...

Matt,

This is fantastic! I read your blog with anticipation here in NJ and can't wait for God to move. I unfortunately live just down the street from an abortion clinic and only wish that I was not the only person I know praying for it to close! I figure God must have me here for a reason, though. Keep up the posts - I know my family in Canada also reads and prays for all you're doing.

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE this! My whole adult life, I've watched as the Holy Spirit moved in places like Toronto, Pensacola, Smithton, and some remote tribal village in Canada, but never in South Dakota. Here He IS, and it is better than anything so far! It is awesome beyond words. On a side note concerning the book Horton Hears a Who, I shared the story with a friend of mine who was a little bit hesitant about what Bound4Life was doing and by the end she was crying so much she could barely speak. When finally she did talk, all she could say is "God is here!" That weekend she went shopping at an antique store with her husband. She picked up a couple of old "Life" Magazines from 1970. As she flipped through the pages she was stunned to find an advertisement for the book, Horton Hears a Who. It was advertised with some cookies and milk. In the other issue entitled "End of the Glory Days" were two strong articles in favor of abortion. This kind of stuff is happening all over the state. Thank you, thank you for remaining faithful to His call!