Written By Joanie Stahl (April 2016)
Since my last interview, I have found that my heart and mind has been indeed affected my the things that the Lord showed me in my dream I had of a Muslim invasion and take over. You see, when I had this vision I woke up and I trembled. I do not normally do so. I will have intense visions and will be deeply affected in my spirit. I rarely tremble.
But this was different. I wondered about it, and did not even take it to the Lord in prayer right away. I instead, sat in quietness before the Lord. I just could not speak. Not yet anyway. I wondered about what He had shown me and why, and for what purpose? I did not feel to utter a word before Him. In fact, I know He wanted me to be quiet. It was time to hear Him.
I did however write down this dream and emailed it to the Minute of Midnite Team. In the process of time, I was asked to do an interview on the dream/vision.
I agreed. And soon after I finally asked the Lord what He wanted me to say. After all, I can talk about what I saw, but then what? I felt empty and had no direction. Shortly after within the same day, as I was going about my daily life, all of a sudden, I was overwhelmed by the Lord. And it was more than a sense or feeling. No, it was the power of the Host High upon me. Within an instant, my heart began to feel crushed. Rather deeper still, my spirit was engaging the Holy Spirit. It was intense. I stopped what I was doing. I had to. His presence in this way demanded that I stop and listen.
It was dynamic. It was multi-faceted. I was hearing His voice and at the same time receiving within me, His heart on the matter of the Muslim people. It was strong, powerful and certain.
I heard Him tell me, “I love these people. Tell them that I love them. I hate what they do, but they qualify still for salvation. My mercy is from everlasting unto everlasting. My hand is stretched out still. There is enough talk about the evil they do and believe in. That understanding is now full. I have given plenty of time to allow all peoples of the world to see what, and who they are, and what they believe in. But now the time is short and I want them to be saved. Do not rejoice in the demise of the worst of them who kill themselves, for I have no pleasure in the wicked that they die, but that they turn to Me and repent and they would be forgiven.
It is not up to you who deserves to live or die. It is not up to your judgments to choose who I have died for. I came to seek and to save that which was lost. You were lost. I saved you. My sacrifice was My own. I did it of my own accord. I laid down My life and I took it up again. And My sacrifice stands for all. Do not rejoice in the wicked that they die. I do not rejoice with you. I am not like you. I know it is hard for everyone to witness the evil that these people do. But My purpose was to expose them to the intent that your ultimate disgust in what they do, will cause you to turn to me in moving prayer on the behalf of them to release them from the Satanic strongholds and chains they have been in for multiple centuries.”
My heart has been deeply affected ever since. And trust me when I tell you. I have been one of those who made myself watch their cruel beheading’s of Christians. I looked at the images of headless children and read many stories of the wicked marauding’s and rape and destructions. They, (I am speaking of radical Jihadist fundamentalism), have murdered tens of thousands of innocent Christian people who they deemed not worthy to live, according to the tenets of Islam.
Their belief system says that the highest glory for them is to die a martyrs death for Allah. While our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ died for us that we would inherit eternal life in His glory. And that which becomes His our glory that He shares with us. We share the glory of the risen Savior. And even now we enjoy it on earth as heavenly citizens bound for heaven.
My intention here is not to get into heavy Islamic doctrine. I think by now we all know what they believe. And the farthest thing from my heart and mind is to isolate them in a frame work of the evil they believe. My directive is the opposite. But to see them through the eyes of the One Who loved us and gave Himself for us. The view from above.
Here in America, as in many other nations,we have enjoyed a pretty solid freedom in every way. For a very long time we have allowed every nation to migrate here, allowing them the personal religious rights and freedoms we enjoy. But of late, we have seen something we never could’ve believed would, or could happen. And that is the enormous influx of Muslims by the hundreds of thousands arrive here, but not like before.
There is a new fire burning in them. As we are looking for our Savior to return, in the same effect, they are waiting for the Mechidi (Islamic Savior), to soon appear and set up his global caliphate system. That is, a one world government rooted in Islamic fundamentalism. As we too are awaiting the Lord Jesus Christ to set up His Millennial Reign at the commencement of the One Thousand Year Millennial Reign. Where He will sit on His throne in Jerusalem and “rule the nations with a rod of Iron.” And after that, forever and ever.
What we have been witnessing is beyond the ability to comprehend in our culture. While I have been one that wants to see exactly what they are doing, as horrid and egregious as it is, for the purpose of understanding and leaving myself open to the Lord for prayer. While the mass majority of the American Christian population refuses to look. This is not a personal attack. It is a valid statement based on statistics. And understandably. I get it. Our culture and way of life as Believers has been capsulized in happy Sunday’s where we meet one another and hear good things about the Lord. We leave satisfied and go on with our lives, homes, families and communities. We go to mid-week Bible studies for more of the same.
Refusal to look at what is happening because it is negative has not made it go away as most would hope. And the other side of the coin in common Christian thought is, What can we do about it? And fear over takes the power God has placed within us. And we bow because it has a polarizing effect. And in defense of the average Christian. It is because it is so wicked and so evil that we are paralyzed in thought of what to do? What can we as Christians do?
Listen to what the Lord Jesus says, “But I say unto you, Love our enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” Matthew 5:44.
This not easy. The horrors that we have seen in Germany, Greece, Sweden, Norway, England and many other nations brings a gripping fear of what they are bringing with them here in our “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.”
But I am here today to remind you that we who are saved, are given commandment to love them. We are not given commandment to love what they do, neither to accept it. We are to loathe it. “To love the Lord is to hate evil.” This is not a command to be overtaken with their way of belief while they dominate our towns, schools, business, governments, and twist our Bill of Rights in the area of freedom of religion to destroy us. And I think this is how Christian’s and other people of good hearts feel. They think that when they hear us speak of loving the most wicked, it infuriates them because they want justice against the atrocities not love for them. I understand this too. But we know the words of the Lord, “For vengence is mine says the Lord, it is mine to repay.” Not ours but His and His alone. And this is reserved for Him. Listen to Jesus command before He was crucified. It is interesting how everyone will forget all the words a person has spoken all their lives, but everyone remembers the last words of a dying man.
“A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” John 13:34. This is a commandment. And if we are professing Christians, than we have agreed to “love His commandments. “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments, and His commandments are not burdensome.” 1 John 5:3.
God does not expect us to build up some sort of human feeling and froth first, and to let it gush forth with flowing words of power that we think we can produce out of our humanity. Or emotional churning. The love He talks about is from heaven. It does not originate with us. It never will.
And Satan fears it. He cannot understand love. He can only hate it because it overcomes Him. “For God IS love.” We are told not “to repay evil with evil, but to overcome evil with good.” Not our good. But God’s good. Understand this. Whatever comes from Jesus Christ is ultimate power. When you obey His commands, that is all He is asking you to do, and to get your own feelings out of the way. You are His vessels meant to be the conduits of His great and awesome power.
Any time your feelings are to play a role is this way. When you see injustices, gross injustices, and horrid wickedness, He expects you to get angry. He expects you to be deeply affected. He wants you to rise up in the force of the feelings you have against the unrighteous acts of the wicked. He put these potent feelings in you not to act out against the wicked. He put these potent feelings in you as a force of power behind your prayers to Him. You are supposed to get mad. He is “angry at the wicked every day.” And there is a righteous anger, a righteous indignation. Where something greater than yourself rises up within you and “brings you behind the veil where Christ is seated.” Where “you are also raised and seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” This is where you fetch His power against “the adversaries of God.” “Where we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of the world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself (evil spirits) against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Then stand back. And let God work. This is the greatest act of power available to no one else but the Household of faith. For “the righteous are as bold as a lion, but the wicked flee though no one pursues him.”
God wants all of us to rise above the filth of the world and its Satanic tide of violence, and to execute His power through believing prayer. But be careful not to allow your feelings to get in the way of your prayers, to the extent you unseat yourself from your own prayer. and from His throne. have a purpose firmly rooted and grounded. For you were given positional authority in Christ Jesus for these very purposes that enrage your souls. Satan is terrified of Jesus Christ but not of us. However, he is terrified in those who not only believe for the saving of their own souls, but for those they now turn their attention to. The “captives of mighty.” For their salvation. Isaiah 49:25.
I think you now get the point. I want you also to know that two hours before I did that interview, the enemy came upon me with force. I could not shake him off. I prayed that the Lord would remove this evil spirit of oppression. But it would not budge. I know when this happens that God wants me to stand in it. To hold my position and speak. The oppression of that spirit was so heavy I wondered how I would even be able to do the interview. But I have been in this situation before, and this is what I have learned to do when this happens. This also allows me to know that the message God wants to deliver is real.
That spirit hung on me through the entire interview. When I ended the interview it departed from me. Obviously, that spirit knew that I would be giving a message I received directly from the Lord Jesus Christ, and it was there not only to oppose me, but to oppose God in me. It recognized the damage it would do in kingdom of the enemy.That spirit departed from off of me once the message was delivered. There was nothing further it could now do.
However, I knew it was not the last of that spirit that I would encounter. You see, two days later, on Saturday the 9th of April 2016, early in the morning I had a visitation from this spirit in a dream. Here is what I saw.
In my dream the same faceless man that is always in my dreams approached me, he asked me to follow him. So I followed him to an enormous mansion. It was a beautiful mansion. He opened the door and we went in. As we stood in the center of the room, I saw that it was all furnished as though someone lived there.
I asked him, who lived there and was there anyone here. He did not answer me. Instead he wanted me to follow him from room to room. The mansion was so enormous. It had to be at least 15,000 square feet. And every room and place that he was showing me was empty. Void of people. I wondered why he had me there, and what he was trying to show me?
And I asked him again. “Why are there no people here?” He answered. “Because, this place is haunted. The spirit that lives here drives out everyone that ever moves in.” After he said that, little by little I noticed here and there, people began to appear. First I noticed, a couple of people in the room, and then others would arrive in three’s and so on. And this continued as the man had me continually going from room to room. Until towards the end of the dream, the entire house was filled up with people. I noticed that all the people were very happy.
I also noticed in the dream, that the spirit that controlled the house, and had self-conceived ownership of that house was angry. It was getting angrier and angrier to the point it began to do things to the people to try to scare them. But it was not working. No one payed any attention to it. And this increased it’s anger. Then I felt that spirit come near me. I asked the man that was with me, that brought me there, “Has anyone ever seen this spirit? Has it ever revealed itself to anyone?”
And as soon as I said that, that spirit drew near to me, and appeared out of thin air. It materialized itself to me. It walked up to me and stood in front of me for a brief moment. This is what it looked like. He was three times my height. He had an long white robe on.
I looked at his face, and it was a face of morbid death. That is the best way I can describe it. He did not look at me, though I was looking at his hideous face. I knew that he wanted me to see him, and he wanted me to know that he was not afraid of me. He turned to walk away, and then he disappeared. He walked away slowly with intention to show that he was not afraid of me.
Then the man said to me, “This spirit has never before appeared to anyone. You are the first one.”
Then I awoke. And as soon as I opened my eyes, I felt his presence, his evil presence in my room. It lasted for a few minutes.
This is the interpretation.
The mansion that was empty represented that spirit’s territory. What I saw was a territorial spirit. The message I received from the Lord went out into the realm of his territory when I recently, just days before, did the most recent interview. And his appearing to me was to let me know that he is now involved. That his territory was encroached upon. So it was rather he was confronting me. Also, the fact that as we went on, and the empty house began to fill up with people, revealed to me, that the message I received from the Lord, and the work of our ministry at A Minute to Midnite is coming into full commission power little by little as we follow the Lord faithfully. This is typically the initial format in early set-up of a commission, and of an appointed field to us from the Lord. There is a set up. Not a rushing in.
The people slowly coming in are the people that, little by little will come out from under the fear and desolation of that territorial spirit into union with God, and with each other in the faith of Jesus Christ. It happened slowly in small numbers. This signifies an ongoing work. God showing us in advance what he intends to do and bring to pass. What He has already done. The people that were there, this time, not like the previous owners that that spirit chased away in fear, according to what the man told me; were fearless, and did not even acknowledge that spirit.Instead, they were all full of joy and happiness as they gathered and increased in number.
The fact that that spirit drew near to me and materialized, was that it acknowledged Christ in me. Not me because I am any match. But because in the spirit realm they know who is who. “And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?” Acts 19:15.
When Jesus crossed over to the country of the Gadarenes for the first time, He was immediately met by the man who had his dwelling among the tombs. He was man horribly possessed by demons.He saw Jesus from afar, and he ran and worshiped Him. And he cried out with a loud voice, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of God Most High? I implore you, torment me not! We read further that that spirit was in fact a territorial spirit because he begged Him (Jesus), earnestly that He would not send him out of the country.”
Read Mark 5:1-20 for the full version and impact.
Whenever we stand up with Christ in the fullness of faith for the worst of those, even those we are fearful of, by our sheer act of faith in the love of God. and that means loving whom, and what He loves, He transforms us and makes us genuine for it, so it becomes easy. And as you pray, your spirit man will grow stronger like “the mighty,” and you will become like Him, for in a sense, you will see Christ as He is. The Savior of the world. And “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” And this glory is not a talent to be wrapped up in a napkin and buried. If you are truly born again, you will desire for all people to Born Again too. This is “the true Spirit” that has entered into us as the “New Creation” of God in Christ Jesus. If you do not have this desire. You have not been Born Again.
He died once for all. For you and for me. I will now close with the words of Peter in Acts 10:34-15,
“Then Peter opened his mouth and said, “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation (Islamic nations included), whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted of Him.” These words were spoken to Peter and were commanded by the Holy Spirit to be spoken to these people. For this chapter is the “door opened” to the gentile nations forever. And this is still the reigning command and desire of our God and Chief Shepherd and Bishop of our souls.
Pray for the Muslim people that they will be saved by a mighty salvation and deliverance! “Rule thou in the midst of your enemies!”
Peace to you and to all who love Jesus Christ in sincerity.
*Editors Note; The Interview Joanie was referencing can be found at this link: