Persistently every night for the past few months I have been awakened by the sounds of bones cracking and for some strange reason, ignored it. However, I found it increasingly difficult to ignore as it continued to occur. One particular night while in prayer on the prayer wall, I distinctly heard that sound again just outside the front window of my house and it made every hair on my body stand up! The Word from the Epistle of 2 Timothy chapter 5 verse (7) God had not given to you the spirit of fear but of power and of love and a sound mind. Spoke at that moment as the LORD empowered me to labour on through the watches of the night to the breaking of the dawn. I asked Abba Father, to reveal what I was fighting against and no sooner did I lay down to sleep in a vision. I saw myself standing near the front room window, suddenly without any warning, a lion rushed through the front room window with such a fierce force, causing me to hit the floor. The Word spoke from 1 Peter chapter 5 verse (8) Be sober, be vigilant; because of your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. I pondered on the words of the Psalmist David from Psalm 57 verse (4) My soul is among lions, I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows and their tongue a sharp sword. Then I cried, O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD. More words poured forth from Psalm 10 verse (9) He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his lair, He lurks to catch the afflicted, He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net. Then, I cried out to the LORD, from Psalm 35 verse (17) LORD, how long will you look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, my only life from the lions. Abba Father, beckoned me to take a closer look at the vision. Amazingly, this apparent fall only looked like a fall, my feet were actually positioned on the floor in a crouched position and my hands were strategically on the floor. In that instant, the Word spoke powerfully to me this time from Psalm 144 verse (1) Blessed be the LORD, my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; verse (2) He is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and He in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. ESV.
Men and women of Yahweh, Beware of the Lurking Lion, the Apostle Paul warns every disciple of Jesus Christ to daily put on the full armour of God. (See Ephesians chapter 6 verses 10 to 18) We must make it a priority to live a life of prayer, study the Word, along with fasting regularly and Walk in Faith and Obedience. We are required to be alert at all times because the lurking lion is always near and waiting for a moment of weakness to launch his attack. But thanks be to Yahweh, the God who redeems, each time the lurking lion plans his attacks. The real Lion of the Tribe of Judah intercepts him according to the book of Revelation chapter 5 verse (5) And one of the elders said to me, stop weeping, behold, the lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals.
I glanced at myself standing near the window in my front room. As the lion rushed through the window with such a great force, I was a bit startled and fell backwards but landed with transformed hind feet ready to war in the spirit but not without the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. What a showdown between the Lurking Lion and the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Beware men and women of Yahweh of the Lurking Lion!