Yesterday, I was all out of wack. It was a rough day. I went home and just prayed. “Lord, I’m not sure what to say. I’m so tired, frustrated, and fed up! I can’t think straight to even begin my declarations! Tell me what to speak. You are bigger than my problems or issues!”

I went to church later that evening. And on my way home a tumbleweed rolled across the road. I thought it was unusual. It’s not 100% unheard of see tumbleweed in this area but it rarely happens. Tumbleweed is more suited for climates even dryer then where I live.

And right then God spoke…He said, “When you get home; I want you to look up tumbleweed. I’ve got something to tell you”.

Tumbleweed is dry, dead and detached from it’s roots so it is easily moved by the wind.

Ephesians 4:14 “So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes”.

Mark 4:39 “And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm”.

In Psalms 83, Asaph describes enemies that plot against Israel. He names them one by one and requests that God flattens their plans.

13 “Make them like tumbleweed, my God,
like chaff before the wind.
14 As fire consumes the forest
or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,
15 so pursue them with your tempest
and terrify them with your storm.
16 Cover their faces with shame, Lord,
so that they will seek your name.

17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed;
may they perish in disgrace.
18 Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord—
that you alone are the Most Highover all the earth”.

There have been storms. There have been strong winds. There have been plots against you. Secret meetings planning your downfall. Enemies great and small all conspiring against you.

But God is saying, “Name them and I will take them down. They will know who you serve”.

Tell your enemies what a loving father you have. Tell them how He cares for His children. Praise the name of God almighty!!!

That family member is being saved. That health issue is healed. That financial miracle you need is coming. That loneliness you feel is coming to an end!

The books are being balanced. You are getting back your return plus interest in Jesus name!!!

I thank you God for taking these enemies down in Jesus name. I thank you for fighting for your daughter/son. I thank you for making my enemies like tumbleweed. That their plots dry up. That their plans wither and blow back on them. I thank you Jesus that you are returning the things the devil stole plus extra.

I thank you Lord for this word. In Jesus name Amen!

Oogie Boogie

I had the weirdest dream in a long while. I was at a party seemed to be at my house but it was an unfamiliar house. And I was trying to avoid someone. Like I didn’t want to talk to them for something they did. So I walked outside and all of a sudden this wind brings in a tornado. It looked bad. But I started praying and I knew God would stop it. I lifted my hands in praise.And the tornado stopped right in front of my house. And it dropped a tree. And not a small tree either. It dropped a big one. Then randomly Oogie Boogie from the nightmare before Christmas showed up and he was trying to make deals with me but I wouldn’t take them. I went back in the house and talked to the person I was avoiding and everything seemed to be fine after that.

The tornado is the chaos and confusion surrounding us. The fallen tree means our faith is being attacked. (Matt 17:20) Faith that grew strong and rooted is now is on the ground rooted up. Oogie Boogie is a representation of the devil and his tricks. Oogie is shown to be a talented performer and a fondness for glamour and theatrics. Oogie is a trickster that loves to gamble and cheat. And he uses his abilities to bring fear. Oogie Boogie rolls dice and often gets a pair of snake eyes. He loses all his bets. He rarely leaves his fortress, preferring to send his henchmen (The devil and his demons). With that being said Oogie is only as good as his tricks and luck in gambling. And so is the devil. The fear and confusing being brought up is only a distraction. The devil might have a good poker face but he doesn’t have a good hand. We have to stand on our faith and realise that what we have in our hand is much greater. In the dream when I walked back into the house and talked to the person I was avoiding everything was fine.
When we walk back into God’s house and talk to Him, He will assure us that the hand we have been given is much greater then that of the devil. His poker face doesn’t stand a chance.