Many months ago I had a short vision. Here’s the best way I can describe it. I saw a black upside down colander (without the holes) slowly descending over America and sealing itself over the boundaries, like vacuum seal. The Lord continued to bring this vision back to me repeatedly over several days. As I sought Him for interpretation, I remained pretty much clueless. Usually, I receive the revelations for the visions fairly quickly, if not immediately, but this one had me stumped. I choose to keep this between the Lord and I for a few weeks pondering over, praying into and searching for what in the world Father was showing me.
Upside down, black hole-less colander slowly descending and sealing in the boundaries of my USA? I figured this signified something either good or bad. I voted for the good thinking maybe God was unleashing a sovereign protection sealing in my country from attacks, specifically airborne, possibly nuclear, chemical or cyber. Though this could very well have been the proper interpretation I had little peace about it and the Lord still wasn’t speaking.
Eventually, I broached the subject with two girlfriends. Though neither had revelation we did discuss possible options and prayed together for clarity. This mystery continued to bug me until one day a prophetic intercessor contacted me via messenger with a short unrelated question. It was during that communication that I felt to unveiled my recent vision to her. She very quickly typed back the interpretation. Like, BAM there it was. God had kept my eyes closed and opened this sisters “knowing” to help me. How sweetly scriptural (see 1 Corinthians 13:9, 1 Corinthians 14:29-33)
In a nut shell, black represents demonic and the upside down hole-less colander represented a witches cauldron. A new level of witchcraft had been released over my nation…and it was so strong that it sealed our boundaries in. The Holy Spirit in me witnessed to this interpretation and I thanked God for His revealing.
When you see something of this magnitude it is for the purpose of powerful intercessory prayer. Then, if out of prayer, God tells you to go do something, some prophetic act or whatever…you go do it. Problem was for me however that this was a very scary, hopeless vision. I mean I am smart enough to know that if you take a black kettle and plop it upside down on the ground everything under it is gonna be dark; like really dark, like blind-me dark, like that thick darkness of Old Testament dark, like gulp dark.
So I prayed but mostly I scared prayed. Scared prayed is not the same as bold prayed and it doesn’t yield the same results. Now, I know some about the character of my God. I know that the He doesn’t show you stuff to freak you and and send you in a downward tizzy. He reveals stuff for Kingdom purpose so that we can partner with Him to get His work done. I knew I had to serve scared prayer an eviction notice so to that faith prayer could move in, but how? Well, “Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ…” 2 Corinthians 2:14. By the leading of the Lord I began to think upon and study a bit the truth of the Holy Spirit, the ONLY One who can penetrate such a deep cauldron inflicted darkness and produce light in those eerie places.
I reminded myself that the Holy Spirit is being poured out on ALL men leading them to Jesus, even in the darkest of places.
I reaffirmed to myself the solid truth of John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
I quoted the verse from Jesus, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life,” found in John 8.
I remembered Psalm 139:12 which states, “Even the darkness is not dark to You (God), And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.”
I took great comfort in the “loose” Holy Spirit that is running around this world and who is Not. One. Tiny. Bit. Afraid. Of. The. Dark.