A Vision From The Lord

On Tuesday, June 04, 2002 as I was praising and worshipping the Lord in my morning prayer time, I suddenly was part of a vision.  I saw the devil's house.  Satan was standing on the far side in front of the house.  The Lord and I stood on the other side.  The Lord had a clipboard in His hand with a thick stack of papers on it.  A multitude of angels appeared and went into the house.  They came out, one by one, each carrying a box or furniture.  As Satan began to open his mouth to protest, a wide band of gray duct tape flew across his mouth and he could not speak.  As the angels came out, the Lord would check off an item on the clipboard.  Angels were even pushing things out through the windows.  There was one angel standing outside of a window pulling an object out as another was pushing the same item out from the inside.  I saw two items on one page of the checklist:  one item was gold and the other, silver.  As I saw the Lord check off these items, He said, "The gold is Mine and the silver is Mine."  (Haggai 2:6-9).  He was also saying something about 7 of this and 7 of that for each that was taken (Proverbs 6:30-31).  And I heard something about restoring what the cankerworm and the palmerworm had eaten (Joel 2:25 KJV).  There was a constant procession of angels going in empty handed and coming out carry something.  Some rolled out wheel barrels full of gold and jewels.  Then I saw angels carrying people out, one after another!  When I saw this I began to shout praises to God and I fell down to worship Him.  As soon as I began praising Jesus, all the angels stopped what they were doing.  They put down whatever they were carrying and began praising God with me.  They also fell down before Jesus, and we all shouted and praised and praised and shouted!  As we were doing this, Jesus pointed His finger at Satan and he was forced down on one knee by an unseen force.  He had an anguished look on his face.  As we continued to praise, he was forced down on the other knee (Philippians 2:9-11).  By now I was so full of the presence of God that I fell backwards before the Lord.  Then the praise quieted down and the angels went back to work.  I was still on my back, but I could see what was going on.  I saw the entire house split open from the side.  The front half of the house moved forward and the back half of the house moved backward (like a giant doll house).  Now, huge items began to emerge from the house.  I saw planes, cars, boats and even an ocean liner came out.  They seemed to be coming out of the ground and up out of the house, as if they came from an endless black hole.  I came out of the spirit and was totally full of the presence of the Lord.

This is one of the visions from the Lord reaffirming to us that surely the devil will pay back sevenfold everything he has ever stolen.  But this is also a time when we must be as diligent and persistent as the widow in the following parable.

Luke 18:1-8 - 1 ALSO [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up). 2 He said, In a certain city there was a judge who neither reverenced and feared God nor respected or considered man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, Protect and defend and give me justice against my adversary. 4 And for a time he would not; but later he said to himself, Though I have neither reverence or fear for God nor respect or consideration for man, 5 Yet because this widow continues to bother me, I will defend and protect and avenge her, lest she give me intolerable annoyance and wear me out by her continual coming or at the last she come and rail on me or assault me or strangle me. 6 Then the Lord said, Listen to what the unjust judge says! 7 And will not [our just] God defend and protect and avenge His elect (His chosen ones), who cry to Him day and night? Will He defer them and delay help on their behalf? 8 I tell you, He will defend and protect and avenge them speedily. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find     [persistence in] faith on the earth?

As we put pressure on the Word of God, day and night, we have a promise from God that He will defend, protect and avenge us speedily.