I know I had stated I would post more on Predictive Programming. However, I have received numerous questions regarding how I came to see what I have stated. I do not feel I can share that without giving a brief insight to my background. Take the following for what it is worth. I stand beside it and will not waver from the testimony below.
WHERE LIFE BEGAN FOR ME
Late 1999- 2000 I had attended a large men's conference that had gained much momentum at that time called Promise Keepers of which I am sure you are familiar. It was during such an event that I had become convicted of my sin of lust. From that point (being truly convicted) I began to pray in earnest continually to be freed from this spirit that was ruining my family because of my sin. Having be raised in a non-denominasional church the way in which the Lord answered my prayer was unsettling and unexpected to say the least.
I was getting ready for bed (and because of my sin) I was sleeping alone on the couch with my wife in bed by herself. I had turned off everything except for the bathroom light in the hallway, which we kept on as a nightlight. As I was falling asleep I became increasingly aware of a presence of fear that grew exponentially. I feel that the words “overwhelming terror” does not even accurately describe what I was feeling. Along with this was the sensation of being forced into the couch as if something were pushing/holding me down. I began to pray like I had never prayed before. With my eyes closed I asked Jesus to take this away. It only intensified and it didn't seem possible that it could. I don't know how long this took place, but at one point I became aware that there was a presence in the room. The same sensation you have when you realize someone is looking at you in a crowd without actually seeing the person who is looking. I knew exactly where to look for this presence even though my eyes had been closed the entire time. I turned over and looked up and saw the following. This is the only description that I can come up with. What I saw was a completely dark shadow where a shadow could not have possibly been. The bathroom light should have made everything in that room visible to me. However the shadow (completely black) is best described as the silouette of Darth Vador from star wars minues the detail of the actual person. Just the outline. Without thinking I told that “thing” to leave in the name of Jesus three times before it moved and went “through” the front doorway. Needless to say I didn't fall asleep except for 15 and 20 minute intervals the rest of that night. That day was spent by me wondering if I had just hallucinated the whole thing. That idea was quickly erased the next night.
The next night, in bed with my wife this time, I again was just about to fall asleep. Our bathroom light with the door to the bathroom mostly closed, acting as our nightlight. And again the feeling of absolute terror began to overcome me as I was laying there. I pinched my eyes shut not wanting to see what I knew was there in my room. Repeat me praying in earnest under my breath to make this “thing” go away. I had not gotten very far in this when my wife sat straight up and grabbed my arm and stated “Chad, there's someone in our room!” The terror in her voice matching the terror I felt in my own heart. I quickly repeated the previous night's sequence of commanding that thing to leave in Jesus name verbally out loud. As I completed the third time saying this the thing again began to leave the room towards the door. As it left the room, my daughter who was still just an infant at 9 months old, let out a blood-curdling scream as only a baby could. We of course quickly ran to comfort her.
The Lord had my attention to say the least. The truth of the scriptures testimony and witness was become for me a reality of the truth for the very first time in my “christian” life. That day began a response in me that was not planned, it simply was. I was broken. I could not eat or think about anything else for what became a ten day time-frame. During this time I was stripped spiritually of all I thought I knew. A war was being waged against me spiritually against the Word of God internally. It was as if I was a spectator in my own heart and mind. The arguments of the world were attacking the truth of what I professed to believe. The result of this ten day spiritual battle was that there became one verse of scripture, and only one, that cast down every argument and accusation against my soal was this verse - John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. This verse and this verse alone began winning every word that came against me in my heart. I had been stripped of everything. This verse alone God revealed to me was the only truth in scripture that was of a truth faith in me despite my years of attending church and teaching. But, from this one scripture the Lord began building of a truth all His word in me and adding to it as a building would be constructed from the foundation.
I began sharing this experience with any who would listen. So much was my zeal at my new-found reality that I quickly began to stir up my church family. To my great surprise it was not the non-believers that were rejecting my testimony, but the very members of my own church family and life-long friends. So much so that I received a visit from the minister of my church at my house questioning me on my testimony. The Lord had filled me with His Holy Spirit and I was preaching repentance in the power of God. This was causing trouble.
It was a little while into this pattern of rejection before the Lord Himself visited me in a dream. I had never experienced this for myself before and it has been permanantly etched into the fabric of who I am. There is always more to a personal testimony than can be shared in brief here at what the Lord performed during the last 13yrs of my life since that time, but I wish to share three dreams that The Lord has given me since that time.
- I will let the Lord interpret for the reader and will not explain them myself -
- My dream started with me in my vehicle driving to work on the same route I drove every day. When I looked to my left I saw not the buildings that should have been there, but a vast desert. As I looked to the right of this desert I saw a vast storm such as I had never seen before. I stretched from the top of the heavens to the earth and it's expanse reached from the left to the right as far as the eye could see. I instantly knew that this storm covered the entire earth and nothing would escape it's path. I immediately stopped my jeep and took three steps into the desert. But, before I could walk any further I saw at the back of this desert a unicorn running towards me so quickly that a dust cloud was left behind Him and He reached me before I could take a fourth step. It took no words, but I had immediate understanding that this was indeed The Lord and that He had been searching in this desert for His children. (for those who think this is fantasy I suggest they search for the term “unicorn” in their KJV Bibles and see that this is indeed the Lord in figure). Without words, but pure thought I knew that The Lord was letting me know that anything I asked of Him I could have and He would give it to me. Again, without consciously thinking the response came forth from me “I want to heal!” The Lord then looked at me like I had never been looked at before. With that one look from head to toe I knew that the Lord could see me as nobody else ever could. My past, my present and my future. All of it laid bare before Him. He nodded at me and stepped forward. Again, without needing any words, I knew that I was to lay my hand upon His horn to receive my request. He then retreated back a step and nodded to me and quickly left to where He came from. I was so excited (still in my dream) that I went and started telling everyone I knew to be sick what had just happened and that if they only asked to be healed that I could lay my hands on them and they would be healed immediately. Many were healed until I reached one person I knew that resisted. I kept persisting and the more I tried the more I was resisted until this person ran from me and eventually ran to a place I could not follow. When that happened I went to my own house and told my wife what had happened. Up until this point in the dream I understood everything that was happening. However, the response of my wife confused me. She answered me by telling me to go and buy the biggest and most expensive jar of perfume I could buy and so I did. When I returned she asked me to come with her to the family room with a bowel and so I did. When I arrived she began to take off her socks and shoes and asked me to place the bowel at her feet and pour the perfume into the bowel. When I asked her why I was doing this she responded “The time is near and the time has come for I must wash my feet of this world because my heels are sore.” End of the dream. I woke up
- Three days later I had another dream in which I was in what should have been a purely white kitchen. Everything was covered in filth from top to bottom. As I looked there was a horrible man who had a baby in filthy rags held in one hand. He was (with contempt) using the rags that covered the baby as a wash cloth to wipe the kitchen down. The child was being destroyed because of the violence with which he used it and was creating more filth with the destruction that the purpose of cleansing the dirt away. When I realized what was happening I immediately overcame this terrible man and stripped the child away from him and chased him off. When I had done so I looked down at the baby who was unconscience and bleeding from the abuse. I was utterly heart-broken. The dream ended
Both of these dreams were immediately after my visitation experience. This last dream occurred during the summer of this year 2012.
- This dream was very short, but left me panting when I awoke. I looked and saw this man who appeared to me as though dressed in proper business clothing, to me was a bum. He held a bottle in his hand covered with a brown paper bag that was obviously alcohol. He asked me if I had tried this new stuff that everyone was talking about. Stating that this “spirit” was an ancient spirit that had been just recently rediscovered. I told him “no”. He said you have to try it! Before I could respond he quickly took a huge swig into his mouth and then just as quickly pressed his mouth to mine and vomitted this spirit out of his belly directly into my mouth by grabbing the back of my head and pressing his mouth to mine. I was repulsed and infuriated by this and quickly vomitted back at of my mouth onto the ground what he had done. Dream ended as I woke up from sleep.