For a little over a week now, my husband Bill and our daughter have been sick with a stomach bug. Yesterday we all took Covid tests just to be safe. We shall see. At any rate, in the midst of this week, we have felt so very close to the Father as we have battled this sickness in a spiritual warfare way.
In the worst moments, we have praised the Father for His faithfulness. We have exalted Him as Jehovah Rapha, our healer. We have thanked Him for His good plans for us, plans to proper us and not to harm us, plans to give us a hope and a future. You get the picture. I have more to say about why we have approached it this way, but I’ll save that for another post.
Each time the difficult moment passed and He has also demonstrated His faithfulness in some unexpected ways. Like this dream that Bill had this morning. I think it is prophetic and full of truth.
Bill’s dream – written by him:
I dreamed that the 3 phases of my sickness are really the 3 phases of how the Holy Spirit is dealing with our family, the Church, our city, state and nation.
The first phase: Recognition that we have a problem. Not someone else, but me.
The 2nd phase: Diagnosis (repentance). We go to the “doctor” to describe what is wrong and ask for help.
The 3rd phase: Faith; that He has already healed us and our land. But our job is to wait upon Him in faith. Just like we trust that the medicine has already begun it’s healing work, we need to trust that the Holy Spirit has begun His work too.
It is tempting to jump in and “help” Him, just like it’s tempting to jump in and try to do something to accelerate the medicine doing it’s job in our bodies. But every time we do that, we simply delay the effectiveness of the medicine working. Our job is to rest and let the “medicine” take over and do its work.
The same is true for the Church related to our government. We (the Church) don’t need to jump in and try to accelerate what He is going to do. He already knows what the disease is, where the disease is and has taken over the battle to defeat it. If we try to “help” accelerate the healing, we’ll just make it take longer.
“But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again.” (Exodus 14:13 NLT)
Adel again: Amen. He is faithful and He will do what He has promised. Have faith and watch.