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Time Redeemed

Today I saw a clock walking along in the desert.  It had your name on the face of it.  As it walked along in the sand, I could see it having trouble  it was swallowed up by a great big snake. But the snake was not happy with the meal. Within minutes, I saw a man come along and grab the snake by the throat and shake it. He knocked the snake out and with it unconscious, he reached his hand into the snakes mouth and down its throat. Out of the snake he pulled the walking clock. But the clock was also pulling out 5 smaller clocks who were each holding hands forming a long chain.

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When they were all out, the man checked to see that they were all OK, and then he turned to the snake, grabbed it and threw it an enormous distance away.

Lord of the Pond

man-turtle-sunsetYou appeared as a turtle today moving along a dusty roadway beside a snail and a white grub. On the horizon is the figure of a man and a silhouette of a cross in front of a setting sun. As I watched, the turtle began running toward the man, wiggling his feet desperately and scooting along more quickly than one would expect. The snail turned to the right and moved off the road while the grub just started burrowing down into the road itself.

After a very long time, the turtle got to within a few feet of the man and then stopped, seemingly unable to move another inch. He was only a short distance from the man but still the turtle could no longer move another muscle.

The turtle set down his shell and pulled in his arms and legs and rested his head on the ground. As I watched, I saw what looked like a tear developing in the turtle’s eye.

Then the man, who had stood motionless and statuesque until this point, took two steps forward and picked up the turtle. He carried him over a small hill where the road had ended, and set the turtle down in a beautiful clean clear pond of water.

I saw the man call to a crow and a skunk and commissioned them to go and eat the others and then he called all the animals left around the pond to join in a celebration and the whole scene sprang to life with crickets, frogs, birds, and wind whistling through the grass. As he watched, the man smiled and was very pleased.

Warrior’s Return

VictoryOverDarkness2I saw you today at the bottom of a very long slowly rising hill. You had pieces of armour, some of it was still on, and some of it you were carrying. Your sword was dragging on the ground behind you attached to a piece of chain tunic the arm of which you were holding in your hand. There were smatterings of blood sprayed around everything… not a lot but enough that you were feeling dirty from the battle and your face was incredibly tired.

I saw a demon floating angrily behind you yelling accusations at you but when I looked closer I realized you were actually dragging him as well because there was a chain attached to his neck in your other hand. On the demon’s head was a broken crown with the word “Repercussion” on it. Way off in the distance behind you was a cloud and plumes of smoke – signs that you had been travelling for a long time but also that you had come from an incredibly devastating battle.

When I looked again, I saw sweat on your brow, and a tear in your eye. You were emotionally spent. Looking up the hill in front of you, a way off at the top was a castle with white towers topped with silver roofs and flying white flags with blue and purple fringes.

Braveheart2Each step you took was looking more and more laboured and as I saw you trying to walk, the demon would insult you, hurl more insults at you and then he would stop floating for a few moments and sit on your back, holding your shoulders. You would keep trying to walk for a few steps before simply shrugging him off and throwing an elbow back at him and he would start floating behind you again.

Then all of a sudden standing in front of you was a very tall blonde man dressed in shiny white clothes that flowed in the wind; he either looked like someone in a choir gown or a wise scribe. He smiled gently at you and said “Welcome home. Give me his chain.”

When you handed the man the demon’s chain, the man gave it one single flick and the chain seemed to come to life and grew much longer and then swirled several times around the demon and bound him up into a tiny little ball that shrunk once it was tightened. The man was now glowing, revealing his angelic identity and he picked up the chained ball and put it in a bag on his side. He took out a sword and cut off all your armour, leaving it in the road and threw you up on his shoulder and in an instant you were at the castle gate where you entered into a celebration feast being held in your honour. Someone brought you a turban to wrap on your head and when they put it on you your clothing was transformed into the same beautiful clothing that was on your angelic companion – glowing and pure shiny white.

Final Flight

I was flying… and I could barely believe it. There were force fields coming out of my hands and feet, like jets and they were so powerful that I barely had to think them on and almost instantly I was in the place where I wanted to go… yet with all that power, my arms barely felt a nudge from the jet blasts, and my feet felt as comfortable as if I were standing on solid ground.

I had a look of amazement on my face, so I looked around at where I could go. In a flash I was out over the ocean, and the next moment I was flying over my childhood home in New Brunswick. Then I was circling the CN Tower in Toronto, and then I was following the Rocky Mountains all the way down into the States, and further… then I was in Peru and landed on the top of a large flat plateau.

At first the people around looked at me strangely… but then there were thousands of people rushing toward me to reach out and touch me. I saw my mouth open and fire and wind came out and brooded over the crowd. Everyone stood still for hours just waiting under the fire and wind. Then the flames and wind became sand and salt and dropped onto everyone in the crowd.

At first people were puzzled… but then someone shouted out that they could see… and another that they could hear, and then the entire mob began to shout and dance and worship in joy.

Then there was blackness and I was looking into the face of an unusually large raven. It began to talk, calmly and with what looked like it was trying to appear classy, waving his wings as if to demonstrate his points, but the sound coming out of his mouth was getting cut off and like clouds dissipating into rain, the words dissolved into sand and dropped on the ground where it transformed into worms.

I watched me sternly command “Enough” and the worms burned up into smoke and the raven jumped back as if I shocked him with electricity. He tried to speak in protest, but two angels bound his beak and cast him into the outer darkness.

10 Elders from the crown then appeared from outside and sat down in front of me. We talked until the Sun rose in the morning and then they brought me back out to the crowd who had prepared a massive feast. Musicians and dancers played and danced while everyone celebrated their release from the Raven.

 

 

Flaming Defeated

Today you sit in a chairparalyzed from the neck down. Your arms and legs are bound by flames to the chair and there are flames all around you.

The chair sits in the middle of a pathway surrounded by flames but the path is clear. Just in front of you a white glowing warrior stands leaning on a long blazing sword which itself is made of fire but much whiter and hotter than the flames all around you.

He speaks and water shoots out of his mouth and shoots directly into your heart. It brings a massive jolt of incredible relief and refreshment and you suddenly have white fire reflecting in your own eyes. His words do not make sense to your mind but your body is completely energized by them. He continues to speak until you are fully excited and ready to break free. But he stops then and asks you in English – “Are you ready to repent?”

For a brief moment, all the relief and refreshment stops. You feel the pain of no energy and see the flames locking you in your chair. There is no question you hate where you are sitting, but it is a comfortable dullness. To repent as the glowing warrior asks, means moving into the dangerous unknown. Your thoughts return to the sensations you just experienced by the living water and you reply with a loud “YES!”

The warrior doesn’t speak, but moves around behind you. You watch from the sides of your eyes as you twist your neck, and see the warrior lift the long white sword. With a mighty chop straight down behind you, something severs. There is a painful and enormous jolt of electricity shooting in through your back and radiating to your every nerve. The pain is sudden, sharp and short-lived. Then your body returns to a feeling of normal… there is no more pain, no more discomfort and no sensation of hyperactive energy levels either. The glowing warrior returns to stand in front of you and waits.

You look around. Flames still lock your wrists and ankles in the chair. You look up and ask the warrior why you are still locked in. He replies “Your life is yours to live. Whether the flames threaten to lock you in your chair or I offer you the power of release, the choice remains yours to speak to your circumstance and subdue your realm.

AngelWarriorYou sit for a moment thinking about these words and then utter a command: “I WILL LIVE AND NOT DIE!” At the same time you lunge forward trying to break free of the flaming restraints.

 

Instantly there is sunlight shining everywhere. The flames are completely gone, and nothing is burned or even smells like smoke. You find yourself standing in front of the chair and the angel before you smiles, turns to walk away calling over his shoulder… “Good, now let’s get to work on your destiny.”

Unwanted Fire Truck

There is a structure in the middle of a field. It looks like a walled city surrounded in fog out in the field. I saw several people coming and going from its gates, each one going about their business. The walls of the structure were very unusual. They were made of ordinary stones, not one of the stones had been cut and they were all different sizes. None of the stones had the same shape and they all looked no different than any stone one might see laying around on the ground.

The unusual thing about these stones is that they were all fit together with such incredible perfection that the structure was perfectly immovable. In fact as I watched, the earth started to quake and when the people felt it they ran to the building and stood inside it. There nothing moved, not even the ground.

As I watched these people standing inside, waiting for the tremor to subside, the city’s walls began to burn. The flames were not feeding on the building though and nobody seemed to care that the walls were on fire. When the quake was over, the people returned to their moving in and out of the building without noticing the flames.

Then a fire truck showed up even though nobody had called one, and began to battle the flames. The people inside all started to notice the flames, worry and then fled the building. As the fire truck went to work on the fire, the people began to calm down and then all gathered around the truck and each one laid a hand on it. Suddenly it shrank until it was the size of a small toy, and fled the scene. The fire then blazed brighter and the people returned to their wanderings in and out of the building once more.

Let it Rain

chair5I saw a fire flying around in a circle in the sky. The flames were large but relaxed and came out the top of a white alabaster bowl which was about the size of a car. As it flew, gold sprinkles came out the back of it and floated softly down over everywhere it went.

Wherever the sprinkles landed, bright colours illuminated the path on the earth where it went making the area around it look dull and pale in comparison. As more time passed the path where the sprinkles fell became ridiculously prosperous with all manner of living plants growing several times larger than anything around it and the fruit matching the size of the plants as well.

Then I noticed a bronze trumpet, painted red with spiky horns growing out all around its bell. When the trumpet blasted the plants everywhere would turn toward the source of the sound and lay flat onto the ground until the sound stopped and then they would spring slowly back but always looked more withered. But the areas that were sprinkled with gold dust would turn at the sound and appeared to grow suddenly into a large mass that looked like a warrior, and would begin surrounding the trumpet until the sound was choked off. The cycle happened 3 times before the horn looked like it was plugged, inflated and then melted. In the puddle of gold red and black colour where the trumpet was, a bullseye appeared and suddenly some fire from the flying bowl shot down onto the melted puddle and consumed everything in the pool that was not golden. Then the gold itself was swallowed up by the flames, and lifted up into the sky where a blue and purple cloud formed.

The flying bowl stopped in the sky and hovered while all the colourful larger greenery below looked and pointed toward the cloud. Then the most glorious beautiful music started coming from everywhere and the purple and blue cloud dissolved into particles of gold dust which then floated back down to the earth, covering everything.

Now there were no weak or small plants anywhere, and everything radiated with brilliant beautiful colours and light.  Then the flying bowl landed and the fire spread and settled over every living thing.