What Allergies Can Teach Us About Spiritual Warfare

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13 NKJV

In the second year after moving to N. Carolina, I experienced allergies unlike anything else I have ever encountered. Having grown up in Texas and then living in Florida for an extensive period of time, I have been accustomed to having to acclimate to the various allergens in those climates. However, last year, when the oaks “popped” in Raleigh, the pollens nearly wiped me out. I was taking two to three allergy medications a day in addition to nose sprays and it still didn’t seem like enough. What was confusing to me was that I didn’t experience this in the first year of moving here, but I did in the second year. Strange, I thought. Until I was reading the book of Ephesians and came across this verse. Continue reading

The Spoils of Victory

Lately, my personal study time has been taking me through the books of the Kings and their Chronicles. I’ve been reading them through the filter of knowing we are called a nation of kings and priests unto God. In the examples provided, I continue learning great principles on how to lead better and how not to lead. How to conquer territory for the kingdom and how to dispossess strongholds of old.

Today, as I was reading through the life of King Jehoshaphat, one of Judah’s better kings, the Lord highlighted something to me with such a bright highlighter I felt I needed to share it.  Continue reading

A Prophetic Sign In The Closing of Toys R Us

Every now and then, I see something in the news (like a headline, photo or a quote) or, I spot something on social media that I can sense has a secondary, spiritual meaning. In other words, it’s a sign that points to a greater reality. This morning, as I was thumbing through social media and saw the post about Toys R Us closing it’s final stores, I heard something and realized this was being used as a sign. The ending of an era, of sorts (spiritually speaking). I share this mainly to convey what I hear the Lord saying through this….but also so you can catch a glimpse into how God sometimes speaks through things like media/news outlets. IF we have ears to hear it, prophetically. Continue reading

Streams Become Mighty Rivers

It’s been almost one full year (a full cycle of four seasons) since I shared a post entitled, “A Time To Diversify“. I’ll let you go back and read that post if you’d like, but the main essence of the message was that of diversifying our sources of income, diversifying our giving, and diversifying our growing – in other words, learning in different environments and from different (reputable) sources.

“Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you. But divide your investments among many placesfor you do not know what risks might lie ahead.” Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 NLT

Just this week, this message has been coming back to me, though with an added emphasis. I get the sense that it is being spoken again because the window of time is still open [for those who have ears to hear.] The seed of this word needs to be planted…again. It needs to be watered…again. And this time, I get the sense that some of us need to hear: it’s time for you to take the risk. Continue reading

Walking, Running, Falling & Flying In Dreams

In a nutshell, movement. Sometimes in dreams it’s uninhibited. We’re walking along peacefully, running freely, or flying effortlessly through the sky, high up in the clouds. I recall a dream of jumping playfully from one cloud to another, almost like a game of hopscotch. It was one of those dreams you don’t want to wake up from.

But I’ve also had my fair share of those dreams that jolt you awake. Dreams of falling uncontrollably or dreams where you’re trying to run from something (or someone) only to feel like your feet are stuck in concrete and you can’t get any traction. You know the ones, your heartbeat starts increasing and you may even begin to sweat as your pursuers gain on you. It’s actually a relief to wake up from those dreams!

In today’s post, I’m going to talk a little bit about what all this means. I’ll also be following it up next week with a FBLive session in my online community “Dreams, Riddles & The Prophetic“. (Which by the way, have you joined us yet?) These FBLive sessions allow me to interact more personally with those of you who are interested in discussing and learning more about dreams, biblical dream interpretation, spiritual gifts and operating in the revelatory ways of the Spirit. I hope you’ll check it out. But for now, let’s get back to movement.
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Snakes in Dreams

Of all the different types of dreams I help interpret for people, dreams involving snakes are by far some of the most unnerving and yet the most common types of dreams I receive. They have a way of making our skin crawl, and they can be so vivid, that we wake up with a sense of urgency to discover their meaning.

While there are various types, colors, and sizes of snakes that appear in dreams, (all of which add more detail to the overall interpretation of the dream) I’ve learned that for the most part, snakes are a common metaphor for the same thing: Continue reading

Unexpected Financial Curveballs

LOOK at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew 6:26 NKJV

I felt this message drop in my heart today for someone…no, some people (plural) who are facing unexpected financial….tensions. I almost wrote using the word “crisis“. But in that, I felt the Lord say, “No. That’s exactly it. The enemy is presenting what’s been thrown at them as a crisis. But it’s not.Continue reading