I immediately woke up and thought, "I really need to change this dream".....so as the tennis balls were reigning down on me, I had myself say, "Satan, in the name of Jesus and by the authority given to me as a believer who is 1/3 wall to wall Holy Ghost, I command you leave this sanctuary! You cannot stay here!" Of course he left. He has to!
As I lay in bed trying to go back to sleep, I started pondering the meaning of the dream, and very quickly I heard a voice inside me saying, "YOU are the temple of God, YOU are the sanctuary of God and Satan has no authority over you. The sanctuary in the dream was actually me! God lives IN me.
You realize, don't you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you?
No one will get by with vandalizing God's temple, you can be sure of that.
God's temple is sacred—and you, remember, are the temple.
I Corth 3: 16,17
I then pondered those tennis balls. Satan was hitting me with tennis balls....hmmmmmm First of all, tennis balls are not rocks! They can hurt but not really harm me. They certainly cannot kill me! Even death has no lasting power because we have eternal life!!! AND all those balls stuck in the air?? I soon realized that they were the ones that God kept from reaching me. I was protected from Satan's "fiery arrows" that came in the form of lime geen tennis balls!!
Thank you Lord for taking care of me even when I do not know I need it! God is always watching over us. I fell back to sleep thanking the Lord for his protection. Thanking Him for giving us the Holy Spirit within and the believer's authority to tell Satan to take a hike. Thanking Him that Satan has NO authority and runs from the name of Jesus. Thanking God that I am being pelted by tennis balls and not rocks.
Lime green tennis balls? Who would have thought I would find comfort in such a thing....but I did. God can use all things for our good, even a dream about tennis balls!
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