By Joanie Stahl
This first dream was given to me on April 6, 2017. It came the very night before the one concerning the US Quarter, which we have recently released first. Just to recap, in case you did not read it, I had experienced nearly a two-week period of quietness from the Lord.
This quietness is distinct and completely different from other times when the Lord is silent. When he is quiet other times, I am completely at peace with it, and do not question it. I always give Him room to be God.
I have a policy that when He wants to say something, He knows I am always listening. He is sovereign and reserves the right to be quiet or to speak when He wants. However, this was one of the times that it was a quietness that demanded me to be still.
My devotion time is typically in prayer, reading and meditating on the Word as the sun rises. Yet, over the last few weeks, there was a quiet waiting for Him. I did not know what for, nor was the timing for asking allowed in those few weeks.
Suddenly, the morning arrived that I went out to pray and the doors of heaven were opened to me. I then prayed and asked God to speak to me; to give me dreams and visions if need be. If it was not His will, I would be fine with it. I allow Him to exercise His will in my life ,which I love.
My first dream can be found here on our website. The title of is “Prophetic Dream – The Removal of the National Symbols off the Quarter”.
The next night after praying, I lay down to go to sleep. As soon as I fell asleep, I immediately had a dream. The Lord wasted no time in giving it to me.
It is short, just as the other one, but also has a strong and potent message. I will do my best to interpret it and keep it under Biblical guidelines, which is the ONLY way to do it.
The Dream: April 6, 2017
Right away, I saw myself standing outside. It was night and very dark. It was a black and dark night. I looked up into the sky and there were no stars, neither the moon giving her light.
As I looked up into the thick, black darkness, it was almost tangible and heavy, like a darkness that could be felt. I was also cognizant of the fact that there were others all around me, though I could not see them.
I continued to look up into the sky because of this thick, blackness and I saw what looked like very thick charcoal color clouds. There was a blood red coloring mixed in with the clouds. I felt terrified and very frightened. Suddenly, I felt a power come down upon me. This was no ordinary power. It was a Satanic power.
I screamed out, “Oh God I cannot see!” As soon as I said those words, I felt that same power hit me again and I cried out, “”Lord I cannot hear!”
Right then I felt and heard the Holy Spirit say to me, “Resist it! Resist it now!”
He said it with a loud, strong command. I understood with lightning speed that ridding myself of it with swiftness was key. When I did, I had to muster up not just my voice or my mind, but my whole body to come against it in power as I shouted with a strong, loud command, “In the name of Jesus Christ get off of me! Get off of me now!”
Instantly, those powers departed from me. I stood there in that black, dark night, knowing that I was not alone in what just happened to me, but to all the others that were around me.
I then woke up.
I believe that when I fell asleep and went straight into that dream, it was significant – meaning that the Lord wasted no time. Time is important to the Lord and He deals in time here. Timing is everything to Him. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)
In the dream, I immediately saw myself standing in not what was just a familiar night, but a thick, dark, blackness that I could feel. This is obvious to me, as we know Satan’s kingdom is the kingdom of darkness, and you had better believe it can be felt.
“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son.” (Colossians 1:13, KJV)
The fact that I could feel the thick blackness is exactly the same way that I can feel the presence of the Lord by way of the Holy Spirit. The thickness of it was horrible and showed me clearly that though saved, we are in this earth where Satan is seated, but also the more obvious fact of this time we are living in is his “hour and the power of darkness”. (Luke 22:53)
I knew there were others around me. Due to this great darkness, I could not see them. This was very troubling to me. After waking, I continued thinking about it. This lasted through the day, and by evening, the Lord began speaking to me.
Within my spirit, He clearly said to me that masses of His people are busily blaming church leaders and others for not preparing them spiritually and prophetically. They point fingers at them in demanding anger, and with accusations making them accountable for their unpreparedness.
He made it clear that it is time to stop doing that and to leave them alone. There is not much time left and that all that anger, and complaining about what “they” are not doing, is wasted time.
He said that it is now time for individual preparation. He showed me that verse, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that everyone may receive the things done in the body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” (2 Corinthians 5:10, KJV)
We must each take responsibility for our own preparations if church leaders will not. The time to do this is NOW!
Back to the interpretation… I believe that because of the time we are in, both spiritually and prophetically, the darkness is so great and because I could only see myself, then they could not see me either, nor others.
There is a clear distinction here because God is trying to show me/us that we must now begin to make taking preparations in our own hands. If people begin to do so, Jesus will do what church leaders refuse to do.
The thick, charcoal clouds mixed with blood red I will not over interpret. What I will say, is that the blood red in the dark clouds is the powers of darkness, and this has to do with Satan’s lust for murder and death.
Remember Jesus called him “a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth”. (John 8:44, KJV)
Satan’s ultimate goal is to wipe out the entire human race if it were possible. We know that he cannot, but during the period of the Great Tribulation, he will wipe out multitudes of people.
“After this, I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands…
“And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:9, 13-14, KJV)
The powers I felt come upon me first blinded me, and then deafened me. As a born again Christian, though for a brief moment I was blinded and deafened by this Satanic power, the enemy could not cause my spirit to be blinded and deafened. Therefore, I was able to sharply hear the command of the Holy Spirit to resist it, and to resist it with speed and force.
When I did command that power to get off me in Jesus name, its instant release was for me to know and to understand, that this is now what Satan is doing to the Believer’s of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Do not doubt that the enemy has power so great that while we are “at home in the body and away from the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8), we can be and are subject to these great powers. The Lord revealed that the swiftness to which was commanded of me to rid myself of these powers was evident and resolute.
The reason being is these powers are so mighty and specialized to the intent that if not dealt with immediately, the very blinding and deafening force would completely overtake the whole body of the Believer. This makes it very difficult to be released from it. In addition, the reason the Lord had me experience it, was for me to know firsthand what it is, how it feels, and the swift and sudden action of it thereof.
At the end of the dream, I knew that all were affected by it. I believe this was a peeling back and away of the spiritual curtain. This was to see in my spirit the things that the Lord wants me to see and to warn others about it, as well as how to deal with it.
This is also something the enemy must do as we are now in the most active phase of the “Great Falling Away”. When the “man of sin” is revealed in his appointed time, and after the first half of the the tribulation period has commenced, his false prophet will demand the entire world to worship the beast and his image. I firmly believe that the man of sin shall be revealed sooner than we think. Read Revelation Chapter 13 for the complete account of the Antichrist, and Satan himself who is behind him wanting the worship.
At the dream’s end, I woke up and lay there looking up. A vivid image of the Lord on the Cross appeared in my mind. I experienced a horrible impartation of the feeling of separation from the Father as Jesus endured. It was so horrible and I could not bear it. God allowed me in that moment to feel what I can only say must have been an atomic particle of what Jesus felt, and I could not take it!
It was the blackest and darkest horror that overtook my entire being, and a terror I can say I have never experienced. He showed me in the end of this dream that this power that Satan is NOW pouring out over the earth is so potent, that once captured by it, it will turn many away from serving the Lord forever. He will get them to do it of their own will and volition by turning them from the truth to lies that will give him legal permission to kill and destroy them in eternity.
God allowed me to feel the end result and reality of being captured by this power, and that means a total separation from the Lord Jesus Christ. This is something I never want to feel again, not even within a dream, as long as I live on this earth. Yet, I give thanks to the living God for this dream and all that was revealed to me in it.
Take this to the Lord in prayer in your own personal time, and let Him impress what He will upon you. Remember, it is time to turn to the Lord on your own if you have church leaders who are refusing to prepare you as Christ’s undershepherd’s.
If you turn to Him and ask Him to prepare you, be fully confident that the exchange will be real and He will take over from that point. Stick close to Him, all of you that love Jesus Christ, for He is coming again very, very soon. This is certain and time is now of the essence. It will happen when everyone least expects it, and then there will be no time for anyone to prepare either by church leader or themselves.
“Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. To the only wise God our Savior, be glory, and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever, Amen.” (Jude 24-25, KJV)