Dream – Why did the Cobras Bite?


Did I fail?

For those of us that believe, God promises us His protection from evil.

You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent. Psalm 91:13

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

"Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Luke 11:11

Context for dream:

I had just been in a vicious battle, where I was outnumbered, physically abused, slandered, and betrayed by those in power over me.

My work was excellent, which made them angry. They had wanted me to fail. They knew I was a believer.

This went on for two years.

People were pure evil, and wanted me dead or destroyed. Demons were summoned to my house to attack me, but God protected me.

My livelihood and reputation was in danger, and were finally destroyed.

I called upon the Lord daily for his help….it was a long battle.

Slowly, the Lord brought some along to help support me.

I won the victory in the temporal, but the end result was that, because I fought back, my career was destroyed and I was wounded emotionally and spiritually. I could never know who to trust again.

In spite of many attempts to recover, the Lord let me know that what I had was gone forever.

I ended up sick, and I tried to carry on the best I could from that point on.



I am in my bridal dress, with a nest of cobras, who have been attacking me, drawing blood from me.

I am in a ditch, discarded.

Two men stand over the ditch, looking down, as if it was not important to them.

From what I can see, I am dead. I am not moving.

End of dream


Searching for answers

What did I fail to do? I believed in the promises of God. I trusted Him.

Yet this happened.

I won in a way, and things were different when I left. Changes were made in the environment.

The battle was won, but I died in the battle.

Praying about it, I was first encountered the story about how the Israelites were sent serpents when they did not appreciate what God had given them in the desert.

That was awful. Did I not appreciate what God had given me? I do not remember being that way. Maybe I did, but I do not remember?

I am supposed to put serpents under my feet.

The power of the enemy is not supposed to harm me.

I asked for bread, yet I got a serpent.

It was a victory for the Lord, in that some evil people were removed, but there were also some that remained.

It was a defeat for me, because my career was over, and I left sick.


Was this result what God intended for me?

It must be.

Because it happened according to what He said to me personally.

This experience does not appear to match with scripture that I know about , but must match up with scripture I have yet to understand.


Because of this experience, I am no longer in the world.

I am a recluse, and write only what God leads me to write.

When I died in the world, the world in me died also.

I am grateful for my death in the world.

Someday, I will be surrounded with angels and the beauty of heaven, and all this sorrow will be behind me.

I am now here for others.


So, in general, we trample on scorpions and snakes, and have power over the enemy…

However, it can be God’s purpose to use them to draw us out of a world that is evil, and to let them sting us, so we have a true reality of evil, and pull away from it.

In all this, my soul was untouched.

The evil hurt who I was in the world, but could not hurt who I was with God.

There was blood on my dress from all the attacks, but I still had on my bridal gown.

And Yeshua / Jesus was, and is, still my Savior.



48 Responses to “Dream – Why did the Cobras Bite?”

  1. soldiers at war sometimes do not see the purpose behind their suffering, and evil seems to reign, but when they are finally called home they see all the souls that were saved by their fight, they are sent out many times alone, and all they talk to seem not to listen and the lone soldier wonders what is my purpose? then in glory all is understood.

  2. The Lord sacrifices His soldiers in battle at times to make a single point known in the world, sometimes just for one person, if that is what is important to Him. It is hard to digest in the moment, but nothing of or in this world is important, other than the change that occurs in our hearts. The physical, goods or money; the emotional, fame or glory, or even being right, are of no matter. Only His glory matters. If He wins we win, if we are truly His.


  3. Cobras, as well as rattlesnakes and other like, anomalous creatures were not on Noah’s Ark.

    Rationale? The answer has been right in front of us the whole time!


  4. We feel so alone, Jesus felt this.

    We are forsaken by the world, Jesus was this.

    We are attacked by those we thought loved us, Jesus experienced this.

    We are failures by the world standards,
    Praise God!
    So was Jesus!
    This is not our home…just passing through.

    This life, but a vapor James4:14

    Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James1:2

    No more tears, fears,or sorrow.
    Hanging onto Jesus…

    • amen to that. this is the battle, we have been sent out into this world,and the world receivith us not, the battle is not; going to some church,it is not letting the enemy walk over and consume who he will, we have all been sent where god wants us, each of us may have only one human soul that god has placed before us, or for other soldiers there are many souls to fight for. but if through our whole journey on this earth only a single human soul has seen the light by our manner of speech to them, or if it be a small gesture we make to someone one the street, that we have never known, that small thing we said or did, was the exact thing that, that person needed more then anything in their life. but we would not know it untill we seen them in glory. the enemy encampeth round about us, and attemps to keep the week that are lost far from us, for the enemy knoweth we can not be stopped, he can only try and hedge us away from the weak that are lost. it is truth indeed, if we find ourselves liked by many or spoken well of by many, then we need to understand we are not doing our jobs as soldiers of christ. beware of flattering lips.

  5. . http://www.thetransformedsoul.com/additional-studies/spiritual-life-studies/dying-to-self

    • Susan,

      Excellent contribution with the above link.

      Thank you.

      Psalm 27 Applies.

      • Psalm 27
        Of David.

        1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—
        whom shall I fear?
        The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
        of whom shall I be afraid?
        2 When the wicked advance against me
        to devour[a] me,
        it is my enemies and my foes
        who will stumble and fall.
        3 Though an army besiege me,
        my heart will not fear;
        though war break out against me,
        even then I will be confident.
        4 One thing I ask from the Lord,
        this only do I seek:
        that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
        all the days of my life,
        to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
        and to seek him in his temple.
        5 For in the day of trouble
        he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
        he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
        and set me high upon a rock.
        6 Then my head will be exalted
        above the enemies who surround me;
        at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
        I will sing and make music to the Lord.
        7 Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
        be merciful to me and answer me.
        8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
        Your face, Lord, I will seek.
        9 Do not hide your face from me,
        do not turn your servant away in anger;
        you have been my helper.
        Do not reject me or forsake me,
        God my Savior.
        10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
        the Lord will receive me.
        11 Teach me your way, Lord;
        lead me in a straight path
        because of my oppressors.
        12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
        for false witnesses rise up against me,
        spouting malicious accusations.
        13 I remain confident of this:
        I will see the goodness of the Lord
        in the land of the living.
        14 Wait for the Lord;
        be strong and take heart
        and wait for the Lord.

      • Marianne, DJ,
        The whole Word of God speaks Truth continually; yet Psalm 27 was profoundly a very deep foundation of my salvation some 40 yrs. ago and still is personally today. Blessings to all.
        ~ Psalm 27

  6. No, you did not fail.

    When we take up our cross and die daily, the things of the world fall away and the life of Christ within us grows stronger and stronger. The death of the worldly things in our lives is always unpleasant. Such is the life of a soldier in Christ.

    “God loves you and has a difficult plan for your life.”

    “. . . Suffering is our preparation for ministry in a world of suffering–all manner of suffering: from the trivial irritations of daily life to paralyzing accidents, from family squabbles to church splits, from the ravages of sexual slavery to the countless deaths of innocents at the hands of cruel dictators. This is not a world for shallow people with soft character. It needs tested, toughened disciples who are prepared, like their Lord, to descend into hell to redeem the lost.

    “This is part of what it means to become holy, to be refined by fire. Difficulties and sufferings are God’s form of hazing. Sometimes it gets so hard, we think Him cruel. But He’s only looking for men and women who will keep their cool when things go horribly wrong, a people prepared to dash into burning rooms to rescue those about to be engulfed in flames.”

    –Mark Galli

  7. Dear Marianne,

    It really sounds as though you had a terrible nightmare, and it had its desired effects since it had you racking your brains. However, it is that the spirit of a prophet often affected by personal thoughts and hence may falter in reaching the actual inference of the prophecy, and the same is true about dreams. Thanks for the great testimony of the context of your life, and indeed you did trample down in evil and overcome as you still are here and strong in the Lord.

    Now as for your dream, without the context part of your life, I would humbly share with you an alternate meaning, that I was blessed with.

    Cobras, whats striking about them, in their nature and diffrent from other snakes? For serpents are of many kinds, but in your dream, it was a nest the cobras. Look at their hood as they get ready to strike with their venom, and you will discover it forms a trinity, the central head with the two bulges on either side. The venom is the lie that poisons all the prey that the trinity strikes.

    Context of the dream, is that a few weeks back we had this debate on this site in regard to the nature of God, and we all have been challenged to seek out God to reveal Himself to us. I bet you did ask God to illustrate this mystery to you. You see, God does not give a direct response, but what He gives is more indepth and yet simply presented. It the nature if God to conceal a matter, and its the duty of kings to search out the matter.

    As you have been led of the Spirit to illustrate six Cobras, the six by the trinity is 666, and hence a mystery has been let known to you. Its the numbering of man, you see, this trinity and multiplicity of god syndrom, and not the numbering if God, for you see, in the law immutable, the Lord God is one Lord . But because spiritual Israel has refused to listen and understand, so have the serpents been sent to destroy them.

    The belief in the trinity or any version of it, regardless of whatsoever gowns of righteousness one should be adorned in (bridal gown), remains a pit of death and decay, not life. For the gowns are stained in the poison of the basics, and in bloody wounds. The gowns that Christ clothes us with on the other hand are reserved white and pure in His service.

    I would put it to you that the bride in the pit, lying dead with a nest of Cobra species of vipers was a personification of the church that holds the varios versions of trinitarian doctrine, which the Spirit of God testifies in divers ways and now by you, that the doctrine is of the devil, where Satan’s throne is, and is the major gateway to hell. For by it contravening the greatest commandment in basics, it qualifies as the greatest deception and error/evil/sin. For it transgresses the greatest commandment.

    Since you witnessed in the dream, that the bride in the pit was dead, I would only query of you, where you were personally, for the dead cannot observe that they are dead, seeing as the dead know not anything, nor can they bear witness? The only reason you were in the first person of the dream was to bear this witness as to the oxymoron of faith that the trinity is likened to in spirit, and because your reasoning of scriptures gravitates towards this doctrine. For its like lying with a nest of vipers, whereas the faith of Christ promises us to be above all manner if deceptions(viper poisons) and counter deceptions(scorpions)

    In your dream, as the bride lay in the pit of the nest of Cobras, you mention that two men were up above the pit and seemed indifferent to your suffuring. Well, once again I would suggest its your spirit making personal observations. The gist however of the presentation is that at least these two were not inside of the pit of nest of cobras, and they could pull you out of the pit if you so required or asked. But coming down for you into the pit would not avail, for after all, its a pit of vipers. Now if I may suggest in humility that you revisit the latest discussion on the nature of God, ‘God with feet’ and you would observe that in regard to this debate, two persons tirelessly illutrated that God is One Lord, where almost all else understood that law to mean otherwise, either two or three lords of a one god family.

    So it is for you to deliberate this matter further, for the Spirit that gave you this dream of correction and guidance, has shown you your undesirable and fatal end of the position you currently lean to, and also illustrated to you, bearing witness of the words He has given by the two men who are out of the trinity deception.

    Now I know this testimony may not configuresuitably with most versions of trinitarians, but I do not think the Spirit of God is here to make us feel good when we are in error and danger of death. Instead, rather, he rebukes us in the strongest of terms peradvrnture our souls will attain life eternal when we awaken from the death in false doctrines.

    May the bride of Christ awaken to the true nature of the Bride-groom.

    Let none be offended by my postulation of Marianne’s dream. For we were all counted for dead in iniquity (and false doctrines) but the Lord had grace upon us and guess what, He just happens to be the resurrection of the dead, spiritual, doctrinal and otherwise.

    In my early days, as I came to distinguish of Christ Jesus, I was about sixteen then when I had a dream of both retribution and encouragement. In the dream, angels descended and evacuated picking out individuals. I ofcourse anticipatedly awaited my turn, when one angel came to me and staring me in the face, informed me that he had not been instructed to get me, but he would all the same. I was picked up and taken to the base of a great mountain where there was an old temple construction framework (building framework) and others too had been brought here, where we were instructed to tally. My point in this dream narration was that the angel had not been instructed to collect me! These words reverberated many years throughout my youth, I kept wondering why it had been so? Was I cherishing some secret sin, or why had I not been a candidate for heaven? Why was I not ready, and some others were? These words in effect were admonition to me not to grow horns of pride, well for being a candidate for heaven, for after all, pride is of evil and not of Grace. Besides, I then I must admit was a green horn in matters spiritual and otherwise as I may now testify. The angel if the Lord would never have come for me unless it had been ordained of God. That he had not been told to pick me but that he would, were the words I then required to be told to keep me mindful and humble in my relationship with God.

    What in regard to the trinity doctrine the bride of Christ needs to learn is as in Marianne’s dream of Cobras pit. For othrrwise the bride consoles herself of her bridal gown of salvation and possibly good works, but of what profit are these when she is dead in the pit snare that is the seat of satan, the trinity doctrine? For she will not meet the Bride groom in her dead status, unless of course she first awakens to the truth, as is in the law and the testimony.

    These two, the law and the testimony, Marianne, would be the real representation of the two men above the pit in which the bride of Christ lies. Well, earlier mention also does apply. After all, its the word of God that’s sharper than any two edged sword.

    Blessings to you and all.

    • john

      I did not state it, but the dream is from 2006, and not a recent dream. It has just been on my mind since then, and had prayed about it. the 6 snakes were the 6 people who attacked me.

      I can see how any dream might carry other meanings for other people.

      I think if someone is really the bride, then her/his standing with the Lord is certain, unless they fall back in sin….

      I consider the 2 men watching the event as representing those who see evil and do nothing.

    • John, since you dispute, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, how does your doctrine of anti trinity(no, the word is Not in the Bible.) explain the 3 distinct beings of God written throughout O and N testament? Not trying to open a can of snakes. A [simple, Biblical answer] is appreciated without using the word, trinity, thanks!

      • Marianne, Indeed thanks for that clarification on time, yet it was not then in 2006/2009, you choose to share but today and now have the Spirit led you to share.

        As humans, we look at time frames and forget to consider, that even before we ask, God promises to respond. It therefore amazes me, that in your life’s testimony was instilled a double lesson in prophecy. And since that’s how it dawns in the perception granted me, thus I freely share.

        So the time frame, of which I wondered, only ought now when clarified as you have, only to compound the amazing gift of prophecy granted to the body of Christ.


      • Hi Truth is,

        Please visit ‘God with feet’ page herr on here on heavenawaits, and therein sample the diverse expositions and recent debate on the subject.

        People may understand differently, but God is not subject of our imperfect exposition of His word.


  8. The answer lies in the Book of Job. The Apostles were persecuted and died martyrs; did they do anything wrong? No. Why did God not protect them?

    God was King and Ruler over Israel, from the Exodus till the fall of Israel. God Ruled Israel through Israel’s kings, priests, and prophets. God was going to make a great nation out of Israel. Israel tested God, through Israel’s great multitude of sins. Satan is man’s evil human pride on earth. In Israel committing her great multitude of sins, this is Satan asking God to hand her over to him, Satan. In 587 B.C. God handed Israel over to be ruled by secular power, king Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar was just as ruthless as Adolph Hitler. The Israelites, even those who were faithful and obedient to God, suffered persecution and martyrdom at the hands of secular power, aka Satan.

    Jesus telling us that we will walk among serpents and they will not harm us is relating to how it will be when we go into Messianic Reign. Secular power, aka Satan, is still, presently ruling the world, not Jesus. The way that we go into Messianic Reign will be exactly like the serpents biting the Israelites in the dessert and having to look up to the gold serpent head to be healed. Combat Angels of the Apocalypse/Apostolic Successors read the Armageddon scroll which is a list of auto-anathemas. This bites all people on earth, not in a state of grace, with spiritual death. The Wrath of the Lamb, Jesus, blows through and puts a great number of the wicked to physical death. On the third day, Jesus comes in His Power and Glory for all the world to see. (Though not as an individual but He will be seen in the massive number of miracles, signs and wonders happening in His Church which has metamorphesised into the Restored Holy City of Israel, Zion) People, those who survive, will stream to Jesus through the gates of Zion, which the gates of Zion are the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Baptism. As God healed Israel in the desert so does this reflect how God will heal our world from her sins, when we go into Messianic Reign.


  9. Marianne – Some further thoughts regarding your dream – You posed a few questions: What did I fail to do? Did I not appreciate what God had given me? Unfortunately, when we experience burdens in our lives we add one more burden by blaming ourselves, that we are somehow at fault in doing or not doing something. We criticize ourselves for lacking in faith. In closing the door to where you had worked, God in essence has empowered you and given you voice in the world. There could be a number of reasons for that closed door. But the only meaning of that closed door that matters is the one that is meaningful to you.

    The same God that opens doors is the one who closes doors. God can see a thousand things that we that cannot see. He may close a door because we’re believing too small. Had He opened it, it might limit what He wants to do in our life. Closed doors are not an accident in God’s world, nor are they punishment. God has purpose. If God wants a door to open you can bet it will open. All the forces of darkness cannot stop Him from opening it. God has final say. The closed doors are just as important as the open ones.

    There are many doors that open and close in our lives on a daily basis, a career door is HUGE. But all doors have importance. And, the doors aren’t necessarily about YOU, or about US, they are about HIM. I could go on with so many paragraphs here but, instead I will remind you of your own writings, here on this blog. One is titled, “It’s Not About Us” and the other is, “Don’t Whine, Be Grateful.” That one has the great short video entitled, “Where’s The Salt?”

    Finally, someone else wrote, and I forget where I got it or who wrote it, but I’ll repeat it here to the best of my ability. I could not have said it better: A woman says to God, “Nothing went right today.” God replies, “Your alarm didn’t go off – there was a drunk driver on the freeway. I delayed you on purpose so you wouldn’t be harmed. The sandwich that you had to send that back – the first person who made it was ill and I didn’t want you to catch what they had so I had somebody else remake it. The phone call driving home – I caused it to drop on purpose because that person was going to spread rumors and fill you with all kinds of trash. I didn’t want you to be contaminated. The foot massager you tried to use – it had a short in it. If it had turned on it would have blown out power to the whole house and I didn’t want you to sit around in the dark all evening.” You get the point.

    My experience is that God usually doesn’t explain Himself, though, after the fact, and some reflection, I sometimes “discover” His purpose. (If He wants me to.) What we see as a closed door is God directing our steps. (And it is so hard to do at times in the moment it is happening.) All we can do is make the best of choices we have. If we mis step, God always gives us another chance, and that may be in accepting the closed door.

    Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

  10. Whenever I have a dream or vision or feeling of snakes, I get them off of me quick. expel the snakes away from you!

    • unfortunately, I worked for the snakes….they were my bosses,, I could nto make them leave.

      • Yes, corporate America is full of snakes. I too have been bitten and tortured in workplaces almost to the point of death, not kidding! I don’t understand the loss of so much while obeying?

        Recently I am getting past the past, don’t look back>Job’s wife.
        Trusting in HIS perfect Will. Pressing on…

      • When Yahveh awoke me with His shofar during His fall feasts I did all He laid in my heart to do, which was a complete turn around embracing His Sabbath and feasts and forsaking the world ones. I immediately began to be attacked at work resulting in loosing that job. There were some snakes in charge there as well, albeit it was the government’s pit. I was wounded but not defeated for I had found The Way and was able to find others following this path.
        After much prayer I came to realize Yahveh allowed it to strengthen me. Since then I moved and left the area and recently retired. He still teaches me daily revealing His Ways and faithfully strengthening me. Now I am praying for Yahveh to direct my path to what He wants me to do as I know He has plans for each and everyone of those He calls out from the world.

  11. Dear Marianne,
    When I first read your entry I thought of the children of Israel in the wilderness since we were just discussing it last Shabbat but then I read the post from the start. Wow! I had a very similar experience when I first came into this walk in 2000. The outcome was that I felt Yah wanted me to leave the area which I did and relocated to start anew. I knew it was an unjustified attack of the enemy that Yah allowed to test my new faith and grow stronger in Him which seems you have as well. I am not saying that I have found all the answers but He has been faithful teaching me His ways as I keep searching as we all do who love Him. Lately however I have been having some disturbing dreams where demonic entities enter pretending to be people but I recognize them and Yah always sends me a way out. I believe we are being prepared for what is to come even if we may not know what it is. Remember the groom cut off the snake’s head; satan can only scare us and try to take away our emunah or trust in Him.

  12. URGENT CALL TO PRAYER July 1- July 7 http://www.annegrahamlotz.com/events/urgent-call-to-prayer/

    day 1
    Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
    to receive all

    “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice He judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns…on His robe and on His thigh He has this name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords.”
    — Revelation 19:11-12, 16

    We worship You, Lord Jesus Christ, as the Lamb who was slain, but who is now enthroned at the center of the Universe as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, soon to return in power and glory. You are Jesus, who calmed the stormy seas with just a word. You turned water into wine. You created sight in a man born blind. You raised the dead. You are the same One who set the boundaries for the oceans. The same One who hung the stars in space and calls them all by name. The same One who strides the winds of the earth so that the clouds are the dust of Your feet.
    I worship You as ___________
    We repent of complaining as we wring our hands in despair, thinking our nation and our world are falling apart when they are really falling into place—right at Your feet.
    We repent of striving to control our own destiny, or our church’s ministry, or our nation’s priorities so that they conform to our standards and agenda.
    We repent of caring more about what our neighbor says, than what You say; of being more afraid of what our employer or government official thinks, than what You think; of grasping earthly position to gain earthly power.
    We repent of being so intimidated by the opinions of others that we are silent and do not boldly proclaim who You are.
    I repent of ___________
    We choose to surrender our lives to Your power and authority, in utter moment-by-moment dependence on your moment-by-moment control.
    I choose now to ____________
    We ask that You would manifest Your power in such a way that we, Your people, would stop pointing our finger at others, and instead fall on our faces in repentance of our own sin; that the church would wake up in its relationship with You and wake up to the urgency of the times in which we live; and that our nation’s attention would once again be so fixed on You that it would return to the faith of our founding fathers.
    We ask that Your power would permeate our lives, our churches and our nation; that in the light of Your presence, evil spirits would flee; that Your strong arm would protect us from the encroaching evil and deliver us.
    I humbly ask that _____________

    • day 2
      Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
      to receive all

      “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed Heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds.”
      — Hebrews 1:1-2
      • We worship You, Lord Jesus Christ, as the Father’s only begotten Son, the One to whom the Father has given everything. You are His Heir of all things. You made the world at Creation, You bought it at Calvary, and it’s Your right to own and rule it…and us. You hold the world in the palm of Your hand, yet You are the same One who sees when a sparrow falls. The same One who clothes the lilies of the field. The same One who fed 5000 hungry men and their families with five loaves and two fish. You have promised to meet all our needs according to the riches of Your glory, because You are Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord Our Provider.
      • I worship You as _______________
      • We repent of hoarding our own wealth when You have freely given us all things.
      • We repent of our greed that has run up trillions of dollars of national debt.
      • We repent of closing our eyes and ears to the needs of others around us because we want more for ourselves.
      • We repent of allowing the material blessings You have given us to deceive us into thinking we don’t need You.
      • We repent of feeling entitled to and demanding what someone else has earned, instead of taking responsibility for ourselves and our families as we trust You.
      • We repent of living as though material wealth and prosperity will bring happiness.
      • We repent of being consumed with worry over our financial, material needs as though You are not sufficient for all things.
      • I repent of___________
      • We choose to give You all that we have and all that we own, not just 10%. We trust You to give us, in return, our next breath and to supply, not everything we want, but everything we need.
      • I choose now to__________
      • We ask You to reveal to us the debt we owe You so that we can sincerely acknowledge it, then forgive us as we forgive our debtors.
      • We ask that You open our eyes to the spiritual as well as the material needs of others, and use us to act on Your behalf to meet those needs.
      • We ask that You give us a fresh vision of Your power and wealth, so that we would be encouraged as we look forward to the Home You are preparing for us.
      • We ask that You give us courage to see, believe and live in the Light of eternity, so that we resist the attractiveness of temptation, sin, selfishness and evil and abandon ourselves to Your will.
      • I humbly ask that________


    • day 3
      Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
      to receive all

      “Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God.” — 1 Corinthians 1:24

      •We worship You, Lord Jesus Christ, for You are the incarnation of God’s wisdom. Your judgments are unsearchable. Your ways are past finding out. Your thoughts are higher than ours. Your plans never include a mistake. There are no accidents as You carry out Your purpose. You never have to second-guess what You have done, or what You plan to do. You are right…all the time, in every way.
      •I worship You as___________
      •We repent of our attitude of familiarity with You that has caused us to lose our reverential fear of You, and thus we have not even the beginning of wisdom with which to handle the vast knowledge we possess.
      •We repent as we acknowledge our foolishness of denying You as the one, true, living God, our Creator to whom we are accountable, living as though our lives are a cosmic accident with no eternal significance, purpose or meaning.
      •We repent of leaning on our own understanding, immersing ourselves in politics to change our nation, instead of looking to You.
      •We repent, as a church, Your Body, of depending on programs instead of prayer, on activities instead of the Spirit’s life, on orthodoxy instead of obedience.
      •We repent of succumbing to conventional wisdom or popular opinion instead of seeking You first, and asking You what we should or should not do.
      •I repent of ____________
      •We choose to honor You as the source of all life, living with reverential fear and respect for You, and conducting ourselves according to Your stated principles and values as given in Your Word.
      •I choose now to ________________
      •We ask that our example of looking to You for wisdom would be contagious, as others observe that life lived according to Your wisdom works.
      •We ask that You would open our spiritual eyes to see the foolishness of following the crowd, or compromising eternal Truth because it is not politically correct, or succumbing to peer pressure in order to be more accepted, or trying to blend into our culture so as not to invite criticism or ostracism, and so live eternally wasted lives.
      •We ask that You expose the lies that deny the Truth, and the spin that distorts the Truth, so that evil has no hiding place.
      •We ask that You generously give us and our leaders wisdom from on High.
      •We ask that You give us creative wisdom to effectively present the Gospel to our generation.
      •I humbly ask that _____________



    • Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
      to receive all

      “That power is like the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age, but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under His feet… ” — Ephesians 1:19-22

      We worship You, Lord Jesus Christ, on this our nation’s birthday, as the All-Mighty – our breathtaking and all-powerful Lord. You measure the waters in the hollow of Your hand. You weigh the mountains on scales. You stretch out the heavens like a curtain. Your immensity is impossible for us to comprehend. You make a way when there is no way. You are a prayer-hearing, prayer-answering, miracle-working God! Our nation’s history gives testimony to Your strength to establish, preserve, and prosper us.
      I worship You as ______________
      We repent of our arrogance and pride that have led us to think we are sufficient in ourselves.
      We repent of believing that the prosperity of our nation is because we are great, while refusing to acknowledge that all blessings come from Your hand.
      We repent of looking to the President or to our Pastor or to a Priest or to a government agency for the help we need before we look to You.
      We repent of depending upon our military might and our weapons systems to protect us from harm and danger, while denying, defying and ignoring You.
      We repent of disobeying Your commands, using our weakness as an excuse.
      We repent of living under the burden of our problems instead of rolling them onto Your capable and strong shoulders.
      I repent of___________
      We choose to rely on You and to pray without ceasing.
      I choose now to_________
      We ask that You strengthen Your people with might on the inside; that You make one of us as mighty as a thousand.
      We ask that You give us deep convictions regarding the truth of who You are and what You have said, and the courage to stand up and speak out for them.
      We ask that You give us experiences of Your miraculous enabling as we live in total dependence upon Your strength, so that we boast of our own weaknesses.
      We ask that you give us blessed assurance that greater are You in us, than the evil that’s in the world, so that we stand against it. Remind us that Your love is stronger than hate, and the Light of Your Truth will never be overcome by the darkness, so that we lovingly and boldly proclaim that victory has been won! Jesus saves!
      And we ask that You would continue to bless America and return her to the foundation of her faith in You.
      I humbly ask that____________


    • Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
      to receive all

      “Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ” — Philippians 2:9-11

      •We worship You, Lord Jesus, as the name that is above every name. You stand in the solitude of Yourself. There is no one like You. You are the One who sits on the throne at the center of the Universe. You are the Creator, the Messiah, the Redeemer of Israel, the Savior of the world, the Hope of the Ages. You alone are able to rule the world and fulfill the Father’s purpose for the human race, yet You humbled Yourself to the point of death on the Cross that You might be the ransom for our sin.
      •I worship You as _______________
      •We repent of caring more about our own reputations than Yours.
      •We repent of giving You our left-over money, our left-over time, and even our left-over love, implying You are second-best.
      •We repent of priorities, actions and decisions that reveal we honor and exalt ourselves, our friends, our families, other people, and even our wallets, above You.
      •We repent of honoring other gods in the name of pluralism as though You are just one of many other gods, and so compromise our witness of You for the sake of toleration because we want to seem inclusive of everyone.
      •We repent of honoring You with our lips, while our hearts are far from You.
      •We repent of robbing You of the honor due Your name.
      •I repent of _______________
      •We choose to seek Your Kingdom and Your righteousness before all else, placing You alone on the throne of our hearts. We count our own lives as nothing that You might be everything. We abandon ourselves to Your will. We regret that we have only one life to live for Your glory and Your honor alone. We choose in honor of Your Name to publicly declare that all have sinned, that there is forgiveness of sin at the Cross, that there is no other way to the Father but through You, that eternal life is found through faith in You alone.
      •I choose now to_________
      •We ask that as we honor You, You would honor us with Your favor, and the good-will of our neighbors and co-workers; that even those who don’t believe in You will respect Your name because of the way they see we honor You.
      •We ask that as Your name is lifted up, dark spirits would flee.
      •We ask that Your name would be a strong tower to those who take refuge in You.
      •I humbly ask that____________



    • Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
      to receive all

      “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word.” — Hebrews 1:3

      •We worship You, Lord Jesus Christ, as God in “homespun and sandals,” come down to perfectly reveal to us the character of the Father. When we want to know what God is like, we can look at You. When we want to know what’s in His heart and what’s on His mind, we can look at You. You illuminate the darkness of our circumstances and the chaotic confusion of our world, giving hope for the future. You are the marvelous, everlasting and all-powerful Light that shines abroad in our hearts that we might no longer walk in the darkness of deception, fear, ignorance and evil, but in the love and light of Your glory.
      •I worship You as _____________
      •We repent of tarnishing Your glory with our bitterness, meanness, unforgiveness, pridefulness, unkindness, rudeness, self-righteousness or any sin that makes others think less of You. We repent of giving others the impression that You tolerate sin because we do.
      •We repent of hiding Your glory in our denominational loyalty that can lead to divisiveness and exclusiveness so that we make others feel they are on the periphery of Your inner circle, and so feel alienated from You.
      •We repent of lashing out to wound others when we’ve been wounded, and so perpetuate the cycle of pain within Your Body, diminishing the radiance of Your unconditional love, mercy, and grace.
      •We repent of running from Your marvelous light back into dark areas of old habits, forbidden relationships and seductive pleasures.
      •We repent of giving You glory, while taking a 10% commission for ourselves.
      •I repent of____________
      •We choose to give You all the glory, and reflect Your glory accurately and winsomely, through the powerful presence of Your Spirit within us, so that others are irresistibly drawn to You.
      •I choose now to___________
      •We ask, as we repent of our sin, that You cleanse and fill us with Yourself so that Your church is filled with Your glory.
      •We ask that Your church, once again, be the Light of the world, like a city on a hill that cannot be hidden, beckoning the lost to come home to You.
      •We ask that our conduct and character would make others want to know You, to love You, and to put their trust in You.
      •I humbly ask that__________



  13. passby1,

    Such a call to prayer – “for the Nation” – will not be heard.

    The ones leading this urgent call to prayer for “our nation” do not comprehend the situation, the condition of the nation or the purpose of this nation (based on the founding Father’s Masonic purposes) since it’s Day of Independence (“rebellion”).

    God is sovereign. He has blessed Believers since the days of the Pilgrims.

    This prayer event is misguided, “…and cry out to God for His mercy on behalf of our nation. Before it’s too late.”

    Anne Graham Lutz’ “Urgent call to Prayer” should be for Believers worldwide to repent – not for the nation (USA) to be spared. Please, such a marketing ploy.

    The end of Joel chapter 2 tells us –

    “And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord
    Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the Lord has said, among the remnant whom the Lord calls” (Joel 2:32, NKJV).

    Joel chapter 2 is not about the USA, as a nation or any nation other than Israel (1948). This passage is for Believers, among the remnant whom The Lord calls.

    God help those who think they are spiritual leaders of this nation with their non-profit organizations and state issued minister licenses. They will be the first to go into confinement, persecuted, and they may be put to dearth for their testimony (Rev. 12:11).

    Yes – “the day of the Lord is coming, for it is at hand…”

    If you know Mrs. Lutz, please pass this note along.

    Psalm 27

  14. HI DJ and Marianne,

    you have your points, i respect you guys.
    i think repentence and prayers are the only thing we can do in this hours.
    maybe, God could l send a great awakening /revival to America ,
    God Have Mercy.,

    God bless you

    • God bless you also, and peace be with you

    • Dear passby1,

      I also pray for revival (reviving what is spiritually dead or asleep).

      Revival will come only to a desperate church, not a contented one. He
      is ever the Rewarder of those who ‘diligently seek Him’ not the mere
      casual inquirer.”
      -Al Whittinghill

      “Most Americans worship their work, work at their play, and play at
      their worship.”
      -Al Whittinghill

      Desperation is required and I think/believe that God will see that the church within America experiences His wrath upon this nation – it will not pass us by.

      “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

      For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see.

      Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

      Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.

      He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches'” (Revelation chapter 3, ESV).

      Psalm 27

  15. passby1,

    The people of this nation elected a gay man as President. His wife just may be a male is woman’s clothing.

    The nation is spiritually blind for a reason. It began many generations ago, rapidly growing in the past few decades. It is called the “spirit of the age” and is described here:

    “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2 Timothy 3).

    It is over, done. This nation and the city of NYC are the representation of Babylon in Revelation chapter 18.


    Best to focus our attention on this:

    “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death” (Rev. 12:11, NKJV).

    Psalm 25

  16. Thanks for sharing your testimony. I’ve experienced the same “defeat” in my life. You’ve stated it so well. And because of this “refining process,” this “baptism of fire,” that you endured, you have died to self rendering your words in print priceless to those who have ears to hear.

  17. Oh my! God must have led me here. I am in the same situation! I have had health problems and went on disability. I also have had numerous occasions with almost everyone in my life. I thought it was me. I have been reading the bible everyday and praying/talking with God and writing notes in a journal with verses and spiritual advice. I have recently developed an aversion to being around people who are angry, bitter, selfish, and back biters, etc. etc. And I have also became a recluse, because it seemed that the toxic mess that others are, make me feel worse spiritually. Almost as if I absorb it. So I have been avoiding people. But I don’t have this problem at church or with certain members of the congregation. And I have also been saying that I don’t belong in this world! So the world has died in me! I love my GOD! What is next for me in my spiritual journey? Do you have any ideas? Now that mystery has been solved! I’m excited to have some idea of what my next possible journey may be! If anyone knows, let me know!

    • phyllis

      what happens to us is for our best, even if painful.

      remember jesus did not belong in this world either.

      he came to suffer and die for our sins

      the cross had to precede the crown he would receive.

      you are right.

      the world has died in you. the flesh had to suffer and be crucified.

      you can now feel what Jesus feels, when evil is around, and you feel its harm, and hate evil

      this has to happen to all of us, if we are to be redeemed

      the next for you is the abiding presence of god.

      continue to pick and choose who to associate with.

      the wicked are going to be purged…they will either repent, or go into eternity as condemned.

      stay close to God, and continue to seek ONLY him when trouble comes on the earth.

  18. Yes, whoever you are I’ve been there and am still there with HIS understanding and STRENGTH to be in the world but not of it.
    Letting the bullshi- situations, people, games, politics, money grabbing wash over me while I remain who I really am at all times while I fluidly move in and through the world taking only that which I truly need, giving only what I’m directed to give and NO more and knowing, daring, willing and most importantly keeping SILENT!!!

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