Something I have struggled with since I have really begun to hear from the Lord is when to share a word and when to keep silent. It is the same with my “opinion.” We live in a world saturated with opinions- generation bashing and blame. We have 1000’s of ways to “share” now, but do not worry about silence only being heard. Is there more value in silence? I am sure that I do not have the entire answer on this subject, but I can share what I have learned this morning on the subject. Too make a long story short, I ended up on a website called deeptruths.com and unlocking the Bible. The sites stood out to me in my research because the elements they contained were elements from my dream that only God could lead me to. I believe this with all my heart. The gist of the first lesson is from the article “Knowing when to speak and when to keep silent.” The Points that stood out to me paraphrased:
Boldly speak the truth in love, but avoid speaking in anger. There are always consequences to words said when you are angry.
“So when we eventually stumble into speaking harshly or are tempted to avoid speaking from fear, we can rest on Christ’s perfect record on our account and move forward with this assurance and motivation.” This is a direct quote from the second website and article mentioned above, and it was my dream elements (symbolism from my dreams), but in word form (if that makes sense). In all honesty, it scares the bananas out of me to share what I am learning sometimes or to even tell people that I can hear the Lord. I have been mocked, snubbed, ostracized etc… just for speaking about spiritual experiences and telling people that God gives me dreams. All I can say with any certainty is that sometimes (more often than not) I might speak out of turn, or not speak when I should. Social media is the worst where political opinions run rampant, and God’s word is taken out of context. So I usually try to just avoid politics all together, but in so doing, I may have not shared correctly what the Lord has communicated to me on the subject, so this is my effort to correct that mistake. It is from several dreams or night visions and it is usually just one word sentences that hold a lot of meaning- of which I will not add on to to my best ability.
Several months ago, He showed me an old house (a single wide manufactured home) balanced over two cliffs with a valley below, and the house was painted like the American flag. I drove beneath the house hoping that it would not collapse until I was safely on the other side. It meant “a divided house will never stand”
In last night’s dream, my research led me to the phrase “Birth of a new generation.” All I can do is tell you what it means to me and what I learned from it about what is going on in the world and what evil is trying to do. So we are in seeing the birth of a new generation, and you can’t change that fact. Instead of blaming and bashing and all the other things we do, look at what is happening behind the scenes.
There used to be a term “on the fence” which meant, to a Christ Follower, that you were lukewarm- you were deciding who you wanted to follow and trying to do just enough to get by, but not enough that you had to sacrifice any comfort and you still lived in the world. Well this generation (again what I got from my dream), is trying to go under the fence (not over or around, but under). So from under the fence, I felt the word “undermining.” Of course, I had to look up the meaning because we do not always know what we think we know.
Undermining: the action or process of lessening the effectiveness, power, or ability of someone or something especially gradually or insidiously.
This really spoke to me because what i see is what evil is doing in the world today- Removing God. It is using people to paint a bad picture of who God is or abolishing the mass’s ability to learn about who God truly is. If you were evil, how would you lead a revolution? Well, in my opinion, you would start by destroying another person’s credibility, influence and then decreasing their power or effectiveness. (This is what evil is doing right now in the world). he takes our eyes off Jesus- the author and finisher of our faith.
I believe this is happening not only by the loss of basic freedoms concerning faith, but also by distracting believers by putting their minds on the things of this world (world system). The real battle begins with us and our walk with Christ, then the influence of us on others around us, and then spreading love. In all my studies, God has shown me that a forced love is not love, and to take away people’s right of choice is to force them to do something. He has shown me that He is pure unadulterated love so much so that our minds can barely fathom that kind of love without Him in our hearts to understand it. God does not force His way into people’s hearts and neither can we force Him on others. They must choose, but for them to choose “someone has to tell them (Romans 10:14-15).” It is our job to share love, share Jesus, and walk the walk. It is not our job to convince them but to share with them in love. You do not always have to agree with someone to love them. God loves us and we do a million things wrong daily.
In closing, Pray over this and I hope it encourages the readers. I also hope it opens your eyes to what is happening around you. evil is very sneaky and it can invade masquerading as good, but do not be fooled and get stuck in the wrong fight. Make sure you are fighting the good fight- love- how God has loved you, how Jesus changed your life, and how He can change theirs.