Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lime Green Tennis Balls And God!

I had a dream last week....I was in my home church sanctuary, which is quite large, with a big balcony.  I was sitting in a pew and I kept getting hit with tennis balls.  Yes, tennis balls!  The lime green ones.  I kept looking around to see where they were coming from and finally I asked aloud, "WHERE are these tennis balls coming from??"  A voice answered, "Satan".  I looking up as another one came down and hit me and I could see that many of the  tennis balls never made it down to me, but were stuck in mid air!

I immediately woke up and thought, "I really need to change this dream" 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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Elaine said...

Oh Renee, such a wonderful truth! Tahnks for sharing!

Blessings to you today and always.

Renee said...

Hi glad you enjoyed this post! What a dream that was.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

wow...I love this Renee...and yes yes yes I need to put into practise what you wrote. Thanks for this powerful message. Someone told me Satan only tries to fire those lime greens when a person is committed to doing His will. Stay strong....and wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Sharon Evans said...

What an awesome message. And Lime Green! A bit obvious on Satan's part, we are sure to notice that they are not natural.
Blessings for the coming week

Pamela said...

This brought a smile, but yet touched my heart, too. How like God to give you such an important truth through tennis balls. I love how He works and it's cheered my heart to think that Satan has no authority over me. Beautiful!

Renee said...

You are welcome, Sarah(Nikki) Bless you and hope you have a good weekend too.

Renee said...

Thanks Sharon!

Renee said...

Glad youe enjoyed it Pamela...I am always inspired by what you write. So glad it cheered your heart..:)

Lisa notes... said...

I always dream about the craziest things, too, so I don't find this weird. ha. What a blessing that you found spiritual inspiration in it! Thanks for sharing the tennis balls with us.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK For the Sandwich Generation said...

Such sweet words of encouragement for this Spiritual Sunday. Like you, when I have a bad dream, I will confess any sinful parts of it, and give it over to God. But what a lovely job you did of going further and analyzing it to discover such sweet spiritual truths. Thank you for sharing them.

Charlotte said...

What an interesting post. Who knew God would use tennis balls to warn you and assure you. Wonders never cease.