March 11, 2015
As I became lucid (i.e. cognizant that I was in a dream), I eventually found myself in the front yard area of this church that was just ahead of me and over to the right. As I walked further on the grass lawn toward it, I had the intention of then stepping inside (and, for some reason...I had perceived that this was a Methodist denominational church?). The location of this church also seemed to be on the corner of about 9th street and business '60 in our town; just down the road from Main St. (of which, I've had some dreams, also).
However -- I then suddenly notice this abnormally tall person appear, about 10 yards ahead, who yelled out "Hey!" to me (someone briefly seemed to appear with him, also).
This giant male figure grinned with a hint of a sneer and pointed at me, as he then approached.
His form was at least 14 ft tall and lanky, wearing baggy blue jeans and a long sleeve button-down flannel shirt with a long sleeve underneath it (similar to a fashion style that certain friends of mine wore, when we were teenagers). His hair was like a flaming red color and parted down the middle; coming a bit down past his ears.
(...also similar to a hairstyle which I had, as a teenager)
Through discernment of the Holy Spirit, I perceived this wasn't a friendly spirit (demon) and began to ask him if Jesus Christ came in the flesh (ref. 1 John 4:1). A brief answer, I believe, then came, which wasn't an affirming "yes". I started to experience fear but suppressed it as best as I could -- as I then began firmly walking toward it and authoritatively declared the following:
"YOUR end is the lake of fire with your father, the devil!"
I was now standing directly in front of him, with the top of my 6'3" head not even reaching its belt line.
"It BURNS with SULFUR!"
After declaring this, the giant immediately hunched over -- sharply crying out in sudden pain.
I awoke just after this.
- Grassy front yard area setting of Church
Being that churches are a house of worship for the Lord, the grassy front yard of this church reminds me of Psalm 23:2. I remember that the weather was clear and, evidently, nice and warm out.
Yet, as for being evidently located at a specific location within my own town...that, currently, remains a mystery to me (since I have had other dreams within these locations).
- Appearance of red-haired giant, on the Church's front lawn
It is written, that we wrestle not against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12; one of the first Scriptures I ever memorized on my heart). Evil spirits manifesting upon the very boundaries of church properties, then, does not in the least surprise me (nor manifesting on the insides of most churches today, either!).
Genesis chapter 6 (and throughout the Old Testament) testifies that there were giants during the time of Noah, and also afterwards. I believe that the disembodied spirits of these giants still roam the spiritual plane of this earth, as devils/demons. I can also say that, by observing their behavior, they do exhibit traits (albeit, perverted traits) of those whom once possessed actual, natural bodies...
- Giant pointing and sneering at me
The very manner of this giant yelling out "Hey!" to me, while pointing at and subtly sneering at me, reminds me of a certain fellow that I went to Jr. High School with who bullied me. He, also, had red hair and was a bit taller than me (though obviously, not as tall). In those days, I was fearful of him; and had been very humiliated by him at least once for not accepting his taunts and demands to fistfight him, one day in town (different locations than this dream, though).
I believe, then, that one of the functions of this giant demon was as a spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7).
(And Lord, please save that man who once bullied me!)
- Giant's manner of dress, and hair style
This giant's dress style was directly similar to the style of clothes that me and my circle of friends, in those days, wore (around 1998-2000): very baggy pants, and long-sleeved flannel shirts with a t-shirt on underneath. This being's hair style was directly reminiscent of my own at that time, as well.
Therefore, I would conclude that this demon also functioned as a type of familiar spirit.
- Me authoritatively declaring its end
This actually was advice which my Dad gave to me on the phone, not too long before I had this dream: to remind demon spirits of their end with their father, the devil, in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:10). And, despite any sort of feigning behavior to the contrary -- every foul spirit, from the Accuser to the lowest demon, fears their ever-closer, final judgment from God's Great, White Throne (Revelation 20:11).
(Lord, I am thankful for how You used my earthly Dad to minister to me, in these days of teaching me. Please draw him, Your "prodigal son", back home to you!)
- Giant's agony-filled reaction
...that last line, where I authoritative yelled "it BURNS with SULFUR!", though, was not given by my Dad on the phone -- and neither did I premeditate on saying this, either. I believe this was the Holy Spirit's working, for sure!
My saying this line, then, must have manifested a measure of God's judgment and torment upon this foul being (Matthew 18:29).
- God gives one ability to understand/interpret dreams
...(5)And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
(6)And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad. (7)And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day? (8)And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you...
...(13)And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along. (14)And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.
(15)And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the LORD hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian...
...(6)Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: (7)Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego...
...(17)As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams...
- Realities of spiritual warfare
...(10)Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (11)Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12)For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
(13)Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (14)Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; (15)And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (16)Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (17)And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (18)Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (19)And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, (20)For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak...
II Corinthians 10:3-6
...(3)For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (4)(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) (5)Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (6)And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled...
- Scripture testifies to literal giants
...(30)And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
(31)But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. (32)And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
(33)And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight...
...(8)And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon; (9)(Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;) (10)All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. (11)For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man...
I Samuel 17:4-7
...(4)And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. (5)And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass. (6)And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders. (7)And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him...
...(9)Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath. (10)Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite. (11)And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the LORD. (12)But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not...
- Scriptural testimony of familiar spirits
...(1)Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices. (2)Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel. (3)And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee. (4)And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust...
I Samuel 28:7-10
...(7)Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.
(8)And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee. (9)And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?
(10)And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing...
- Holy Spirit helps us discern
...(12)I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. (13)Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. (14)He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. (15)All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. (16)A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father...
I John 4:4-6
...(4)Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. (5)They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. (6)We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error...
- Testing the spirits
I John 4:1-3
...(1)Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
(2)Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: (3)And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world...
II Corinthians 14:12-15
...(12)But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. (13)For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. (14)And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. (15)Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works...
- God gives us not the spirit of fear
...(18)Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. (19)Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble...
II Timothy 1:6-7
...(6)Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. (7)For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind...
- Satan et. al's future condemnation
...(41)Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: (42)For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: (43)I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not...
...(7)And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, (8)And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. (9)And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
(10)And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever...