"You have to work hard to offend Christians. By nature, Christians are the most forgiving, understanding, and thoughtful group of people I've ever dealt with. They never assume the worst. They appreciate the importance of having different perspectives. They're slow to anger, quick to forgive, and almost never make rash judgments or act in anything less than a spirit of total love . . . No, wait--I'm thinking of Labrador retrievers!" David Learn, 1998

Monday, December 19, 2011

Grace under Siege 27: Ho hum, the pentagram again

      Saturday was a hard day, one of the most intense we've had in this battle. I forward these posts by email to over 100 people who have asked for them--plus a few who have not requested them but have not taken us up on our promise to stop sending them if they let us know they don't want them.
     When we sent out Saturday's post, every single email was returned by our System Administrator as "spam." Every single name had been deleted from our mailing list. And every attempt to contact those people, anything mentioning Glimpses of Grace or this URL, was blocked. The anonymous System Administrator did not overturn this ruling on appeal.
     As Jerry and I were absorbing this, my friend called. "I dreamt you were on that Pentagram again but this time you were striving and struggling and couldn't get up.  Some of the men around you were wearing hoods as usual. [Saul] keeps coming to my mind. He is part of it.
      "As I was praying over you, for the first time in my life I saw myself in a white robe. God said, 'You're part of the intercessors praying over Jessica.'
     "I said, 'I'm only human. I can't do this!'
     "He said, 'Of course you can't.' 
     "'But I want to save her.'
     "'I know. I can--and you can do all things through Me.'
     "He said when the spirit is corrupt, the flesh follows. The people have been corrupted. It flows from the head pastor. He told me you (Jessica) are in the middle of what's happening in the heart of the church. It's hard because you put all your energy into this church. You want to stay in the fight but God wants to remove you in His timing.
      "I wondered why you were struggling and why you couldn't just get up. God said it is only by His power that you will be taken out. [I asked her to rephrase that! She said, "--that you will be removed."] You need to calm down. I saw a swooping--a wind--the wind of God's Spirit, knocking the hoods off the people and robes fell to the ground."
     I serve at the pleasure of the Almighty. If He wants me pinned to a pentagram for a time, I give Him permission and consider it a privilege.  


  1. Jessica,
    I have spent some time this morning catching up with your story of Grace. It is so familiar. God will bring you through (you know that), He is your rest (you know that, too), and He has already won.

    Blessings to you.

  2. God bless you, Louise! Water to a thirsting soul!