Worshipping God in Dark Forest

This is a beautiful vision I received from God in May 2019 and I want to share with you as it may encourage someone.

I was seeking God earnestly and I saw myself worshipping God in a dark forest. I do not know why my surroundings were a dark forest at that time but I didn’t care. I was totally focused on worshipping God during that season of my life and the Holy Spirit spirit anointing fell upon me.

I knew that there were demons in the dark forest, but they stayed at a distance from me and did not come near me. I think they were afraid of the Holy Spirit. As I worshipped God daily, I became aware of sweet smelling incense, a lovely fragrance.

The demons could smell the incense and they were attracted to it. I realize that upon repentance, our flesh is cleansed by atonement of Christ’s blood. I became acutely aware that demons were intensely attracted to the incense, they coveted our worship to God and they desired to devour us.

Later on, God gifted me a cloak made of fire. It was made of fire but the fire didn’t feel hot to me at all. The cloak was comfortable to wear and felt like cool air-conditioning. When I wore it during my worship in the dark forest, I realized that the demons were deathly afraid of the fire. I realized that God had given it to me for my protection. I was amazed that the same fire that was cool to the child of God was hell fire to the demons. When I worshipped God, the demons were afraid of the fire and stayed away.

Then take them from their hands and burn them on the altar atop the burnt offering as a pleasing aroma before the LORD; it is an offering made by fire to the LORD. 

Exodus 29:25 Berean Study Bible

Bible verses for Ascending the Mountain of the Lord

Psalm 24:3-4 NLT

Who may climb the mountain of the Lord?
    Who may stand in his holy place?
Only those whose hands and hearts are pure,
    who do not worship idols
    and never tell lies.

Psalm 121:3 CSB

He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber.

Psalms 18:33

He makes my feet like hinds’ feet [able to stand firmly and tread safely on paths of testing and trouble]; He sets me [securely] upon my high places.

Ascending the Holy Mountain of the Lord

In Sep 2019, I saw myself climbing the mountain of the Lord. I was getting many demonic attacks at the lower rungs of the mountain in my life and I knew that I need to climb to higher altitude.

It was very hard to climb, furthermore, I was a newbie at climbing. Every step up the rocky, narrow mountain took a lot of effort out of me. The path up the mountain was narrow and winding. I was afraid of slipping so I tread carefully. It was a great distance up. I was also climbing at night in the middle of a snowstorm. I was worried that melted ice would make the stone cliff even more slippery.

            Along the way, from time to time, I would run out of energy. When that happened I rested for a while. In my vision, I saw angels tending to me. Angels held an umbrella over me to block the snowfall. I was gifted with a warm coat from God somewhere along the way. I wasn’t cold at all as the coat was supernaturally warm even in the harshest winter. When I sat down to rest for a moment, I saw angels offer me hot tea and little snacks to replenish my energy a bit.

Psalm 91:11, ESV

For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.

However the angels could not help me to climb. No one could climb for me. I knew and I was determined that I would ascend this mountain to find God. It was imperative for me to climb up high and quickly, because I was sick and tired of the demonic attacking me, trying to destroy my life for many years. I was determined to find God, find a way to get to God closely and quickly or die along the way, so great was my determination.

            Weeks developed into months, but every day I was worshipping God, praying hard, warring in the spiritual. Along the way I discovered a secret about climbing which I want to share with you, because God loves you brothers and sisters in Christ, even though I do not know you. I realized that the higher you climb, the easier the steps became. I do not know if it was because my legs and muscles got used to the climbing momentum. I also realized a great secret. At ground level where I first started, I had seen many Christians like you and I. There were thousands of demonic birds hovering around the base of the mountain, like a shifting black cloud. These demons were attacking people. Many Christians were mauled and clawed by the sharp claws and beaks of these demonic birds. They were taken out at the lower rungs before they even try to climb any higher. There were many injured Christians at the base, licking their wounds but the longer they stayed there, it worsened the situation, until whatever strength they had initially was depleted by the constant barrage of attacks.

I realized that the number of demonic birds at high altitude lessened. The higher I climb, the lesser demonic birds I saw, until I did not see them at all. I realized that their puny wings were too weak to fly to match our altitude in God.

Bible reference Joel army

Joel 2:2-5

A day of darkness and gloominess,
A day of clouds and thick darkness,
Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains.
A people come, great and strong,
The like of whom has never been;
Nor will there ever be any such after them,
Even for many successive generations.

A fire devours before them,
And behind them a flame burns;
The land is like the Garden of Eden before them,
And behind them a desolate wilderness;
Surely nothing shall escape them.
Their appearance is like the appearance of horses;
And like swift steeds, so they run.
With a noise like chariots
Over mountaintops they leap,
Like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble,
Like a strong people set in battle array.

It’s time to board the ark

In May 2020, when I was fighting spiritual warfare for God, God showed me enclosed in a beautiful, transparent dome with a blue sheen. I understand that this is protective cover God gives to His saints. I can still fight and engage the world without obstruction, but the evil powers of the world were not able to attack me when I was encased in the protective shield of God.

The beautiful transparent dome with a blue sheen followed me when I walk. It felt light and refreshing as high mountain air and I hardly noticed it. But whenever an enemy tried to attack me, even from behind, the dome encased my surroundings like an invisible hard shield. As God made the spiritual covering, the material was strong and impenetrable to spiritual and physical enemies.

When I looked at my family, I saw that they too were encased in the dome of God. I did not see how they received the dome as it seems that they had done nothing in prayer warfare to receive it. I understood that out of the graciousness of His heart God provided similar protective covering to my family and assets when I was engaged in spiritual warfare for Him.

Over the next few months, God would continue to use the analogy to help me understand more His protective modern-day ark.

In Aug 2020, my vision opened with dark grey scenes of a world rapidly breaking down. On a smoky city street, I saw different groups of rioters, looters, police and protestors. Violent anarchy broke out on the streets. A car overturned with an arid smell of burning, sounds of horns blaring and sirens.

It was chaos as a violent, angry frenzy possessed some groups. They were besides themselves, emotional, violent and angry. I saw the faces of some civilians. They looked afraid and worried. I saw a father pull his teenage children to his side to protect them.

It was difficult to stay safe. There was confusion as one did not know where to go to be safer. Even those who thought they were safe in their own property encountered problems when some violent groups marched up to their doorstep and started harassment, trying to provoke retaliation.

God gently switched my perspective and I saw a Christian family. They were having dinner in their home. It was a peaceful and warm environment. I was surprised at the difference from the world outside. I saw them praying earnestly, saying grace. I saw that this family was enclosed in the protective dome of God that I described in my first vision. I knew that this dome was God’s protection for His own.

Vision of Bride with a sword

In Sep 2020, God gave me a vision of the bride of Christ.

I saw each true believer who has overcome, represented by a small dot. I saw the body of Christ made up of millions and millions of dots. Together the dots came together and form the shape of a woman, hovering over the earth. I recognize her as the bride of Christ, the true church, the remnant which will arise in the end days. Her hand was made up of dots, each representing a true believer. Her body was made up of dots, her legs were made up of dots. In this way, no one part of her body was more important than the other. The head was as important as the legs, as important as the hands, etc.

I saw that each of us, with our unique gifts and our life experiences and our failures was important to form the entire body of Christ. The true believers were washed with the blood of Christ, burned with the Holy Spirit fire, purified and holy. There was no debris or corruption in the bride because she overcome, she was pure and holy.

When the body of believers came together in this way, each person loving God more than himself or herself, putting the interest of God first, the Holy Spirit power was upon the group. I saw from the body of the woman projected out the light of Christ, manifested the ferocious Lion of Judah. The glory and light of God shone out of her. The magnificent image of the Lion of Judah projecting out of the church, startled and shook the world because they have never seen anything quite like it.

I saw the band of demons representing the kingdom of darkness, were startled and afraid when they saw the true church in this way. I realized that they were not afraid of the woman but rather, the manifestation of the Lion of Judah that came to life out of her. The demons recognize the Lion of Judah. He is Jesus Christ, the Lord of heaven and earth. They were instantly afraid and wary because they knew that they were tyrants and usurpers, and Jesus Christ was the rightful king. They were taken aback that God would endow His bride with so much power.

I saw that a mighty and great, gleaming sword, clean and sharp, was put in the hand of bride of Christ. God has given her His sword and entrusted her to wield His authority on earth. I knew that this mighty army of God would accomplish God’s purposes on earth for a season. The demons hung back and stayed a distance from the woman, watching her warily. They did not dare attack or come near her for a while, because they were afraid of the great power of God.

Puzzle pieces that don’t fit

A simple and intimate word from God during our daily walk. Hope that it will encourage someone.

Recently I saw myself putting together a jigsaw puzzle that was 3/4 complete. I was holding onto small pieces of the puzzle, trying to figure out which pieces went where. After I spent a few hours with little progress and mounting frustration, the Lord gently told me to change my perspective. I sat back and looked at the picture from a larger overview perspective.

It was then I realized that in the past I had installed 5-6 pieces that clearly did not belong to the picture that I was putting together of my life. These pieces were dark and ominous. They do not belong to my picture, which was beautiful and clear light. I realized that someone, whether he was also deceived by the devil or of malicious intent, had handed them to me in the past. Without thinking, I assumed that they were meant for me and tried to fit them into my life. They wouldn’t fit in properly so they were awkward and jutting out even though I had tried my best to cram them in.

The Lord told me to remove these erroneous pieces. If I left them there, they would disrupt the beautiful picture that the Lord meant for my life. Initially I hesitated, as I was worried that my picture will look worse with missing gaps. Although they were wrong, I had expended many years and effort and was used to the discomfort of their wrong position.

The Lord gently told me that if I do not take them out, He would not be able to give me the right pieces. As they had demonic roots, I allowed God to burn them off my life with the blood of Jesus. I thought that I will be sad as I had not know anything else. However I only felt a great lifting and loosening of burden when they were gone.

After the Lord removed them, immediately He handed me a perfect and excellent piece. Looking at the shape and design, I recognize it as the piece that fitted me perfectly. The Lord had the perfect piece for me all this time but He waited until I removed the wrong one before He handed it to me. I am now overjoyed because I can complete the beautiful picture of my life that the Lord wants to do for me.