Last night as I was trying to sleep; as the dryer was still running, I had flipped over to lay on my left side on my futon. I suddenly heard a deluge of rain quickly coming down in sheets. I also heard the crackling and rumbling of thunder. At the time I really thought that it was happening outside my window, it was so real. I lifted my head off my pillow but all I could hear was the dryer. I put my head back down and I heard the same thing but this time I saw something that looked like the map of the USA but it was not on paper. I perceived Jesus and He took our whole country like it was a sheet. He had put it in His washing machine, put His “Tide” as I could see the container, His Bleach; His kind in the machine, He set the dial for Permanent Press and turned it to 45 min. (I knew that He had already done these things) anyway, I knew that His wash cycle had begun, hence my hearing the sheets of rain and the rumbling and crackling of thunder. I also perceived that when USA was done He would take us out, flip us like cloth that had been bundled due to the completion of the wash cycle, throw us in the dryer, set it with Wrinkle Guard on Permanent Press again and turn the dryer on. I couldn’t see or perceive how long USA was to dry. He was smiling as He later took USA out of the dryer wrinkle free and smooth as silk. I noted the whole thing had completed before midnight. I knew that He was serious when He went about rolling us up (USA) before stuffing us in the washer and happy and sunny when He took us out of the dryer; and all this before midnight. What came to me as I pondered this vision/encounter; because I was awake but my eyes were shut, was that the wash cycle was His blood washing and cleansing USA, crackling/rumbling of thunder-His Saints prayers; those of our Forefathers and ours together, Perm. Press; His desired results-Permanent! The snap of the cloth-like USA; for straightening the fibers….prep. for drying.It was His dryer with Perm. results/wrinkle guard with no more wrinkles and smooth as silk; exactly the way He wants us. His happiness and sunniness; about everything but in this interpretation (Sonny) This is so loaded….but He wants us to be in a Sonny disposition about the whole thing because He knows what He is doing. I also noted that before He picked up USA and put it in His washer, everything was dark/black, around USA but He did this before midnight and everything in His creation went through the process. There is nothing to fear and many scriptures went through my mind as I was experiencing this. It is layered with promise especially for His Saints! God handled everything and He was happy with the results; He even gave me a Happy Face sticker at the very end; sunny and yellow! Thoughts are welcome here….it really was something!
I just had to post this one as I feel like my journey just shifted in a new way on this date on 9/22. If I look back from this encounter it seems like my spiritual senses have heightened in some way; sharper, clearer and I believe it even affected my spiritual hearing. I have been more alert if you will, and I’m listening even more and as I’m more quiet I think I am able to receive more. When I started out walking in the Spirit it was like that show; “My Favorite Martian” to me and my spiritual antennae popped up and I caught the beeps; I even would hear static and I would ask the Lord to make my ears super sharp to hear Him. Those were my early days when I just started walking with Him…..in the Spirit. Did I know at all what I was doing? Nope; I just read things in His word that I thought was normal and every Christian walked like this….not! I know now that He was training me, putting me in His School of the Holy Spirit to follow His voice and His alone and He would tell me at times “not to consult with flesh and blood.” That was hard as in this walk I felt quite alone in the first place and for Him to say that ? It was against the Christian grain at that time but I see now that He wanted me to learn to hear Him and recognize Him when He was speaking amidst all other voices…..so, I followed and it felt at times like I was crazy! Not to belabor on this point…I’m here after all these years and I know now the “why” of that and the journey has been something!
There is more to say of course but I will follow up on this part a little later. I had better have my supper though as it’s 7 EST; past my normal time of eating.
Later; thanks for reading….comments welcome as this is an ongoing journey with friends!