Dream – Cutting up the Snakes

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Use the power God has given you.

I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.   Luke 10:19

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Dream – 5/25/18

I am in a new house, which is really an old house I have fixed up.

I like the nostalgic décor I have provided.

It also has both an indoor and outdoor feel to it.

I look under the couch and see a nest of baby snakes.

Immediately. I take a hoe and cut them up and kill them.

End of Dream

Dream note

Snakes represent demonic attacks and treachery.

Whether the dream referred to past attacks or future ones, the right thing to do was to attack back.

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The Powerless Church

The past and current church is mostly powerless, because its leaders do not teach spiritual warfare.

This is why we have so many people in need of deliverance right now, and also why many are ignorant of the very forces influencing them.

People need to learn to equip themselves, and stand up and fight.

Too many are taught to just lay down, and let the enemy beat them and walk all over them, as an act of “love” for the enemy, and as an attempt to “pick up one’s cross.”

This is wrong, and a misuse of scripture.

It empowers the enemy, shows fear, not love.

Jesus did not shed his blood for us, and give us the Holy Spirit, so we can be victims of Satan.

The cross is the submission of the flesh to correction by the Holy Spirit, not submission to evil.

We must put on our godly armour, use the blood of Jesus, the name of Jesus, and work with the Holy Spirit to defeat darkness and evil.

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The Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

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https://www.ibelieve.com/faith/how-to-plead-the-blood-of-jesus-in-prayer.html

The first step is to understand what the blood of Jesus purchased for us.

Look at what the Bible says in Hebrews 10:19-23:

“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us,

through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God,

let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (NKJV, emphasis mine).

This passage tells us that blood of Jesus was the currency that Jesus poured out (in obedience to the Father) that bought us access to God Himself.

So how do we plead the blood of Jesus in prayer? We simply:

Declare before God what His will is (as revealed in Scripture);

Declare before God that Jesus poured out His blood on the cross so that Father’s will could be carried out; and

Declare in faith that Father carry out His perfect will based on the blood of Jesus, which is the legal currency with which He purchased our victory.

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Praying in the name of Jesus is powerful because when we pray in His name, we pray with His authority.

Every knee must bow to the name of Jesus, who has been given all authority in heaven and earth.

9 Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place, and gave Him the name above all names,

10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, Phil 2:9-10

Demons are legalistic. They must submit to God’s authority and rules.

And if you do not use God’s authority, they will ignore you.

So ask in the name of Jesus!

John 16:23-24 says:


"In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete."

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7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

God does not want you to be a victim of the devil.

He wants you to fight.

But first, submit to Him.

Then, put on the armour of God, use the blood and names of Jesus, and take authority over the demons that attack you, as well as the humans who work with them.

Do not fear.

Stand your ground.

Fight back and do not give up!

"The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe" (Proverbs 18:10).

So go forth, and cut up the snakes!

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7 Responses to “Dream – Cutting up the Snakes”

  1. […] here for […]

  2. Or it could mean…don’t give in to your fear, go after it, and defeat it.
    It would seem logical your dream is showing you are slaying your dragons, or in this case your snakes. Maybe the old house at times seemed more than she could handle, but she saw it through.

  3. In reference to spiritual warfare, there are so many problems in the churches today– so many good things negated or neglected and so many bad ones accepted and practiced. I believe that as long as we keep trying to address and attack these problems the way we have been doing, it will be as unsuccessful and tiring as cutting off the heads of a hydra. You cut one off and more grow in its place; at best, cut off one head and it doesn’t really do much.

    Almost everything in life can be viewed like a tree: you have the roots (the foundation or origin), the trunk (the more apparent thing), and the branches (the most apparent and visible things). I believe that believers need to address root problems, put the ax to the roots of things rather than addressing the branch issues that are more visible. Spiritual warfare is a tree with roots, a trunk, and branches. No one ever killed or brought down a tree by hacking at its branches. Before addressing what we call spiritual warfare– branch issues like ‘taking up the full armor’ as we understand it, standing against satan, etc.– we should address the root issues.

    The Bible majors on the importance of addressing roots and foundations first and foremost over addressing the more apparent issues. For eg. “Submit to God” and then “Resist the devil.” The “submit to God” aspect is the main area that christians have issues. The “resist the devil” is the aspect that every and any one can claim to be addressing or ‘doing right’. There are many teachings and books on how to do spiritual warfare; but one can’t go very far in spiritual warfare if one isn’t really submitted to God at all. Over and over, the Bible teaches that spiritual authority is commensurate to one’s obedience (or faith) towards God. christians who don’t live obediently to God often have to deal with a “Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?” situation. This means that they don’t get much or any respect in the spirit or from the enemy; the problem is that it isn’t as apparent as it was when that one demon leapt on seven men and put them on the run. Today, we don’t have to worry about those kinds of encounters, because we are insulated from them.

    Unfortunately, many christians misconstrue much of the NT. This is no different when it comes to spiritual warfare. They use quotes like “I can do all things through Christ” and “I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy” to further reinforce untruths and lies that christians are so eager to believe. The OT is much harder to misconstrue when it comes to spiritual warfare; too bad most christians don’t look there when talking about spiritual warfare. When Israel went up against Jericho, they did as God said and prevailed. Then they went up against Ai as God told them to, but they failed; this time, they had sin (compromise to be exact) among them and so they were beaten by enemies whom they were stronger than. We have the very same issue in most of christianity when dealing with spiritual warfare today. We prefer to take the NT and say, “I have all authority” and believe we only pray, “I take up the armor” and that’s all we need; but the fact is that sin, compromise, and a host of other things can stymie our authority or power against enemies whom we are actually stronger than. Amos 5, Micah 6, and Isaiah 58 contain simple but revelatory instructions on things that affect spiritual warfare for better or worse.

    Isa. 58 shows that when christians don’t “love one another” with practical and expressive acts of love and compassion, God cannot and will not hear many of their prayers, INCLUDING prayers regarding spiritual warfare. Isa. 58 says that only when believers 1.) submit to God and 2.) express love for each other in sincerity will God hear their prayers: “Then you will call and the Lord will answer; you will cry [for help] and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ … You shall raise up the FOUNDATIONS of many generations.” It behooves christians to return to the foundational things and address issues from the roots up. While hacking at branches and talking about peripheral issues are easier to do, those branches will continue to grow back– sometimes worse (as Jesus mentioned in the case of some deliverance)– if root and foundational issues aren’t addressed first and foremost. The foundation of the Gospel and of the Church must be relaid (1Cor. 3:11), otherwise we will have theories, speculations, Bible verses, and lots of christian division, but not answers, solutions, resolution of long-standing issues, and spiritual unity.

    • arendale

      I agree that obedience to god and his commandments is vital in spiritual warfare.

      and using scripture to build up the believer is important as well.

  4. I recently began faith that it is okay to send devils to Hell. It dawned on me that any teaching against it was some commentary, changing how the translation read. Will i trust whom God used to translate a real Bible, the moment he used them? Or will i trust a late lagging Lexicon person? Are dignities people with dignity? Or is it practically code for demon in the Book of Jude?

    Something that came into my mind, when i really needed it, and when i began this belief about demons: “The weapons of our warfare…” War means killing. Killing and death, for any spirit, is Hell. There are witches and necromancers calling up these so-called gods from the ground, like the witch of Endor, and No Christ-believer i know in real life, as far as i know, sends them back!

  5. Yep. That sums it up pretty well.

  6. “But you must know this: in the last days perilous times shall come” (2 Tim. 3:1).

    “Notice that this knowledge is not optional, since the Greek verb is imperative (this you must know…). In order to heed this commandment, then, we need to understand some of the language being used in this verse.

    The Greek phrase ‘in the last days’ refers to the prophesied “‘End of Days,’ sometimes called acharit ha-yamim in Hebrew. Eschatos (ἔσχατος) refers to the end point of a sequence, indicating its outcome or final expression. In the context of Paul’s letter, then, the ‘last days’ ultimately refers to the period of the Great Tribulation just before Yeshua returns to establish His Kingdom.

    Notice that Paul states that the time before the End of Days would be perilous (χαλεπός). In the entire New Testament, the only other place we find this Greek word is in Matthew 8:28, where it describes fierce demonic activity. Indeed, the word ‘perilous’ likely comes from a Greek verb (χαλάω) that means ‘to let down from a higher place to a lower,’ thereby creating a sort of spiritual ‘chasm’ or rift, which again suggests that Satan’s activity will be increased upon the earth. In the ‘End of Days,’ then, a wave of fierce demonic activity will appear upon the earth that will menace and terrorize others.

    Are we then to live in fear of these things? No. ‘There is no fear in God’s love.’

    The Greek word translated ‘times’ in this verse (καιροὶ) is also translated as ‘appointed times’ מוֹעֲדִים) in the Scriptures.

    God has appointed this time to be one of judgment upon the earth, and we are therefore forewarned so that we can speak the truth and offer healing to the world… God will never leave us nor forsake us; He will walk with us through the waters, and through the fires, chaverim (Isa. 43:2). Our Good Shepherd knows how to calm the storms around us…” (John Parsons, Hebrew for Christians).

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