During the last week of July, there were two occasions where I was given dreams and visions throughout the night. They were very specific and the Lord’s shown them to be an urgent warning to the Church.
The first night I saw demonic entities laying out all kinds of traps. They were being put everywhere; some inside homes; and others outside in yards or open fields. The traps were in various sizes and being carefully disguised and hidden. Upon awakening the Lord said:
“The devil is laying snares for the Saints!”
A couple nights later, all through the night I would suddenly see a big black microphone appear out of nowhere in my dreams. Each time the mic appeared someone would be standing and speaking directly into it. As they began speaking, the Lord would say, “The devil’s microphone.” After hours of seeing and hearing this, the last thing the Lord said was:
“These are the devil’s mouthpiece!”
What was being said through the microphones was from one end of the spectrum to the other. The speakers presented themselves as speaking on behalf of God. There were pastors, teachers, as well as regular lay members, all known by those around them as being “Christians.”
Some of the speakers were as smooth as butter. Listening to them, you’d never know anything out of the ordinary was going on in the world. They were not preparing their congregations for the days ahead; no calls for repentance and turning to God; no warnings to get their spiritual houses in order – nothing. Everything was status quo. Their message was to encourage everyone to listen to the governmental experts, that all would eventually settle down and be as before. God showed they were in fear of losing their position and status, as were the religious leaders of Jesus’ day.
Others came from an opposite direction, speaking of all things coming upon the earth. The messages focused on everything the kingdom of darkness has planned for Christians. A spirit of fear was going forth from them.
What the Lord’s showing is; the devil’s laying snares around every member of the Body of Christ, the likes of which we’ve never seen. These snares vary and are specifically designed for each one of us. But one trap in particular is being laid for all.
Head’s up! The devil desires to use YOU as his mouthpiece! It’s a double-sided trap; one for the speaker, the other for the hearer.
As we know, mouthpieces of the devil are used in general to deceive. Currently, we’re seeing a huge thrust to either lull to sleep; or for those already awakened, to paralyze with a spirit of fear. What’s especially effective for the latter are, “Look what the devil’s got planned for YOU!” messages (see ‘Prepare for the Fight’).
Do not misunderstand; there’s a definite distinction between those God’s called to be pastors, watchmen, prophets, etc., and the mouthpieces of the devil described above. When Jesus began His ministry, it says in Matt. 4:17, “From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Jesus spoke of coming judgment, the need for repentance, and preached the good news of the coming Kingdom of God – as do His true servants today.
The Lord’s showing the same traps the devil laid out in an attempt to catch Jesus, are even now being set up again for His Saints.
“They sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to catch Him in His words” (Mark 12:13).
“The scribes and the Pharisees began to assail Him…laying wait for Him, and seeking to catch something out of His mouth, that they might accuse Him” (Luke 11:53-54).
We are entering a critical time. Most have never encountered this level of spiritual warfare. I mentioned earlier how this is a double-sided trap. Not only do we need to guard our lips so as not to be used as a tool of the enemy to project fear, doubt, or anything not of our God; but of equal importance is the need to guard our ears.
Each of us has a microphone. Whether our audience is on the other side of a pulpit, or friends and family; words flowing from our lips, or being received through our ears from others, will either bless, or act as a toxic venom from the bite of a viper (Ps. 58:4).
Personally, I’ve recently been going through such severe testing in this area, that I can understand why some might choose to isolate themselves from the world and take vows of silence… But God’s plan is not for us to withdraw, but to follow the example and instructions of our Lord and Savior.
Jesus said He could do nothing by Himself, but only do what He saw His Father doing, and could only say what He heard the Father say. The night before His crucifixion, Jesus stressed over and over to His disciples the need to abide in Him.
Saints, abiding in Jesus is the ONLY WAY our words and actions will in fact be His. It’s the only way for there to be nothing in us the devil can use against us – or anyone else.
The Lord gave me a beautiful example of abiding in Him, which I plan to cover in a subsequent post (part 2). As we abide in Him, the rivers of Living Water Jesus spoke of will begin to flow into us, and then outward touching others. Suffice it to say, the kingdom of darkness trembles at the thought…
To Be Continued…
Please pray over this message for confirmation and further revelation.
Lord, help us see the urgent need to press in to You as never before. Help us see the need to come into the secret place to Abide with You forever. May we only say as we hear You say, and do as we see You do! In Jesus Name we pray. Amen!
Mark 12:13, “Later, they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to catch Him in His words.”
Luke 11:53-54, “The scribes and the Pharisees began to assail Him…laying wait for Him, and seeking to catch something out of His mouth, that they might accuse Him.”
Proverbs 18:7, “A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.”
Proverbs 6:2, “You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth.”
Mattthew 12:36, “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Proverbs 10:19, “In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise.”
Proverbs 18:21, “Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it (talking) will eat its fruit.”
2 Corinthians 2:11, “Lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.”
John 5:19, “Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.”
John 12:49, “For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.”
John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
Psalms 124:7, “Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; The snare is broken, and we have escaped.”