Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Saint or Sinner

Donnie McClurkin has a song that he remade from another Christian artist whose name escapes me right now. The song is titled "We fall down". The chorus states "that a saint is just a sinner who fell down and got up".

I had a dream the other night that was quite strange and I did not realize the spiritual significance till later that morning. In the dream I was fighting these people/zombies with a sword. Some of my adversaries I was able to kill with one fatal blow. At times during the dream I was fighting multiple enemies, dividing my attention between them all but the result was the same. Defeat for my enemy. During those fights it became apparent that in some cases it required multiple strikes for me to defeat them. I don't recall ever receiving any injuries during my battles, but my final enemy during that battle did not come at me with an aggressive stance, but with beauty and cunning. I understood that this foe still needed to be defeated. I struck it multiple times in the neck expecting as before for its head to fall off. Unfortunately it did not. I had inflicted what could considered fatal blows but this foe was still alive. Holy Spirit revealed to me at this point that even though I have made progress in this area of my life, I have not yet cut off the head of the oppressor. I believe it serves as a warning and encouragement to me to not let my guard down for one moment.

So whether I fall or stand, run or walk, I will be the saint who was just a sinner that fell down and got up. Hope this makes sense. It is not often that the Lord speaks to me in dreams, but I felt it was significant enough to share.

4 comments:

Princess Waxy said...

Ok Warrior ... that's more than a little deep ... I think your dream has enormous significance in a number of ways and I'll be praying that you continue to gain revelation from it ... not only about being vigilant and not letting down your guard but about WHO you ARE and WHO you are MEANT to be ... as well as the need for you to step aggressively into that role ...

very interesting ...

RJ said...

Wow Johnny! That really is awesome. I agree with my wife that the significance of that is very powerful. You indeed HAVE cut down many already my brother... and you and I know that the one will continue to send some to fight us until that glorius day when our Lord comes back and declares us victorious. This however does not discourage me... but rather encourages me as I know that there is purpose and ways that I can be of service! I am encouraged and proud to fight along side of you.

Hbomb said...

Pretty incredible...I think I'll tell Paul who is fighting demons in his dreams now! You can't put it all on me anymore.

Kevin T. said...

Dude! God is truly speaking volumes to your spirit. I think you're hearing Him loud and clear. Great understanding and insight!
Just like Eli says to Samuel (chpt 3)...So Eli told Samuel, "Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, 'Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.' " 1 Samuel 3:9