Greetings beloved family.
I hope everyone is basking in the Son-shine.
I want to share a dream I had about a year
and a half ago. It was very vivid and graphic.
I believe the LORD inspired the dream and gave
me the interpretation.
Now, I pray that He will speak to your heart and
that you will draw closer and closer to Him as He does.
In my dream
I was in a hotel which had a sitting room between two
long hallways. As I was walking through the sitting room
I saw a young man walking down the corridor about fifty
feet ahead of me.
Suddenly two figures appeared on either side of him. They
wore black hoods and were completely covered in black cloth.
One grabbed the man's left arm. The other grabbed his right
and they rushed down to the end of the corridor and took him
forcibly into the last room on the left.
Instinctively I began to run down the corridor. As they slammed
the door, I could supernaturally see that the two abductors had
slammed the man onto a bed and wrapped a large chain
around his middle and poured gasoline on him. Just as one
lit a match and set the man on fire, I charged up to the door.
Knowing it was locked, I kicked it down. Seeing a burning man
on a burning bed, I wondered momentarily how I might rescue
The two hooded figures came charging at me making hideous
noises. I pointed my finger at them and they both went flying
backwards. As they crashed into the wall, they both disintegrated.
I charged up to the bed which was engulfed in flames. I lifted
my right hand and gave a karate-like chop to the chain that
held the young man captive. As soon as I touched it, it split in
half. The young man jumped to his feet. As soon as he stood up,
all the flames went out. There was only a small fire. It was the hair
on top of his head. After a few seconds, it went out with a puff of
The dream ended.
As I awoke, this dream was very real, still, and I prayed for
understanding. The LORD heard my prayer, and this is what
He showed me:
The victim was a typical believer.
The two abductors were demons. One was named Guilt.
The other was named Shame. The typical believer
could not overcome them. He found himself in bondage
to them. As a child of God, walking in the light, the
demons became powerless as I led by God's Spirit
arrived to free the captive. God in me was far more than
satan and his cohorts could handle.
One detail puzzled me.
I saw that when the young man had been set
free from Guilt and Shame, he was able to stand.
But why, when all the fire had gone out, did his
hair continue to burn for a few seconds after he
What the LORD showed me was that in spite of
the fact that Jesus's death on the cross had set
all believers free from guilt and shame forever,
the mind would still receive the guilt and shame
by believing the lies of satan. Guilt manifests as
thinking God didn't really or totally forgive us, that
He still holds us responsible for our transgressions.
Shame manifests as feeling that we are not worthy
of God's love or man's. So guilt and shame cut us
off from loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and
strength, and from loving our neighbor as ourself.
We find ourselves repeating to ourselves the lies
satan tells us about ourselves.
So, while Jesus did in fact defeat satan and strip
him of his authority, and his right to condemn and bind us,
we find ourselves in bondage when we listen to his lies.
God has called us to be free. Jesus said if we continue
in His word, we are His disciples indeed. And we will
know the truth. And the truth will make us free.
If we don't continue in His word, we can't be His disciples.
When we need to know the truth, we'll believe the lie.
Now many would think at this point, I'm preaching about
the need to study the bible, and I'm not. You can study the
bible till you're blue in the face, and be in bondage.
Continuing in the word means DOING it. It's living and active
(and sharper than a two-edged sword). If you only have it
in your head, it hasn't gone far enough. Believe it, obey it,
and do it, and keep doing it. All other paths lead to bondage.
A disciple follows orders. He knows to obey His master. And
Jesus makes Him free.
Are you as free as you want to be/ To worship the King of kings?/
Are you as free as you want to be/ To run with the Prince of peace?/
If you want to be free/ Then repeat after me/ I know the Truth/
I know the Truth/ I know the Truth
And He has set me free/ He has set me free
I know the Truth and He has set me free/ I know the Truth and He has
set me free/ I know the Truth and He has set me free/ JESUS
has set me free
How well do you know the Truth? His name is JESUS.
He loves you and He has won your freedom. Do you
believe it? Then rejoice in His victory. You are free
I pray you will experience His freedom throughout this
year and next year and the year after that. You're free!
David Benrexi 1-21-03