It’s been quite some time
since I’ve slept through the night.
I’d say it’s been about a month.
The first week I kept having bad dreams
about a crocodile coming out of the water
to come after me.
The crocodile was big and grayish green
and had ferocious teeth and had
sharp stubby knobs all over its back -
much like osteoderms.
I can’t remember much more than that,
but I immediately knew
I was under a spiritual attack.
Then, about a week into November
the Lord gave me a word and a vision
that totally lines up with Hebrews 12 -
my life verse.
I was sitting on my couch,
minding my own business,
when the Lord said,
“Look directly at Me.”
He said, “Do not turn you head
to the right or the left, not one bit,
because when you do
you lose the Light
that can only be found in Me.”
“Keep your eyes focused on Me
so that you can be a TRUE reflection.”
Then He showed me.
In an instant, I began to see
the evil impact
of what we call DISTRACTION.
As my spiritual eyes began to shift,
looking just a degree
to the right or the left,
I became like the woman
with the crooked back.
I became dark and deformed.
My image blurred
and I began to look different from Him.
My image started to retract and bend,
and all I wanted was to readjust
and focus my eyes back on Christ
so that I could be
made clear and straightened.
When my eyes were fixed on Jesus,
I way okay.
When my eyes shifted away,
I was in decay.
Thank You Yahweh
for giving me words, visions and dreams.
“Where there is no vision,
the people perish:
but he that keepeth the law,
happy is he.”
Many people believe this to mean
that “vision” is a secular thing.
But that is not what God has showed me.
In my spiritual immaturity,
I used to believe that “the vision”
was all about me,
and being able to claim
the blessing that God had for me.
But they were not right, and neither was I.
When we take a part of God’s Word
and turn it upside down,
and twist it around
we are no different than Satan.
We see this time and time again.
For instance, many Christians will say,
“All things work together for MY good”
But the verse really says,
“All things will work together for good
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”
Many people take the verse,
“write the vision down”
and make it about them.
They believe if you have vision
to accomplish your dreams
then you will be blessed,
and they will all come true.
I once thought this -
so I totally understand!
But now I know the God honest truth.
I used to get to work
and create vision boards -
full of my own desires
and self-centered goals.
Now the vision board itself is not bad.
In fact, I still use them to help me focus in on the things that line with God’s Word.
But we need to understand
that when we take our eyes off of Jesus, we become less like him
and more like us,
following the desires of our own heart.
And that my friend is not good.
In fact, it is very dangerous.
Proverbs 29:18 has a context.
“Where there is no vision,
the people perish:
BUT he that keepeth the law,
happy is he.”
Now what do you think that means?
“He that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
Well, once again,
the Word of God defines it.
“Do not think that I have come
to abolish the Law or the Prophets;
I have not come to abolish them
but to fulfill them.”
You see -
murder begins in the human heart.
This is how Satan deceives us.
The prophet Jeremiah said,
“The heart is deceitful
above all things and beyond cure.
Who can understand it?”
On our own accord,
without the Word of God,
we are without light.
We are void.
But when we fix our eyes on Jesus,
the champion who initiates
and perfects our faith, joy awaits us.
Because Jesus endured the cross,
and disregarded its shame,
He alone is seated
in the place of honor
beside God’s throne.”
Jesus is the Light of this world,
and it’s only His light
that gives light to men.
“In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through Him,
and without Him nothing was made
that was made.
In Him was life,
and the life was the light of men.
And the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness
did not comprehend it.”
I have become humbled,
in my spirit and through the truth.
For some reason
the Lord has chosen me -
a wretched woman to be His child.
I don’t understand it!
It’s the very best present -
because only God is good.
I am not.
The Lord has given me
spiritual eyes to see.
And it’s only because of Him
that I am able to have discernment.
I am not perfect.
In fact, I am far from it!
I am made perfect only in Christ.
And this is how He did it…
At the appointed time,
in the fall of 2016,
I was pulled from the pit of hell
by the hand of Jesus.
I was depressed, and anxious.
I saw no way out.
I was suicidal.
I hated myself.
But Jesus came,
and I was lifted from the swamp,
Onto a boardwalk,
by the right hand of God.
Jesus held me up.
He supported me, but kept me walking.
With each step, I gained strength,
until we came to the door of a tent.
We stopped, just for a moment.
and then Jesus opened the door
and I floated in - I could not prevent it.
Oh, the Light.
The light was magnificent.
It was so bright!
And I became a part of it.
It’s so hard to explain it.
Then suddenly, without warning,
I was back on the boardwalk,
dressed as a warrior -
standing ready to defend
the honor of God, with sword in hand.
I know it sounds weird.
If it didn’t happen to me,
I don’t think I would believe it.
It was that day dream I had
back in the fall of 2016
that made my life totally change.
The vision became plain -
Christ is the fulfillment of God’s law,
and happy is he that lives it.
the enemy wants to distract me.
His goal is to do anything
that can shake me,
so that I take my eyes off of Christ.
But I will continue to resist,
by keeping my eyes focused on Jesus,
the author of my faith.
“The thief comes only to steal
and kill and destroy.
I came that they may have life
and have it abundantly.”
The crocodile dream -
it’s not a nightmare like I once thought.
No, it’s not!
It’s a warning, from God
that I am under spiritual attack.
And because God is good,
I can trust that He covers me.
Within one week
from having the crocodile dreams,
God gave me another daydream.
That is one of the ways
that He works in my life.
He gives me visions and dreams.
He showed me His glorious light,
and showed me what happens
when I take my eyes off of Him,
even for a second.
I become deformed and perverted,
blurred and mutated,
darkened and damned -
with no clear distinction
or joy in my heart.
The vision was enough to remind me
of the reason why I have fear of the Lord
It’s all for my own good.
Gods the father is a good, good dad!
My name is Cherie,
I am Daughter of the Most High King!
I bear witness to the Light of Jesus.
Jesus is the true Light
which gives light to every person
coming into the world.
Jesus was in the world,
and the world was made through Him,
and the world did not know Him.
He came to His own
(the children of Abraham,
Isaac and Israel)
and His own did not receive Him.
But as many as received Him,
to them He gave the right
to become children of God,
to those who believe in His name:
who were born, not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh,
nor of the will of man, but of God.”
Be careful of distractions.
Make a clear vision
by keeping your eyes focused on Jesus.