"Come Up Higher Dream"
April 6, 2014
April 6, 2014
"I'm standing in my bedroom. I have the remote control in my hand and I'm looking at the television (I don't remember what was on). I feel a sexual urge rise up inside of me. This was not a clean urge you’d feel toward your spouse, this felt dirty and perverse. I'm lifted up and the feeling is accentuated. I'm floating over my bed positioned in front of the television and I realize “this is not right.” I think to myself, I want to be lowered back down. When I try bring myself down, I can't. I'm suspended in the air and can't get down. I attempt to yell out for Jesus, but my lips are shut tight - I can't open my mouth. Internally I'm shouting out the name Jesus. Then my nose begins to close up, I'm beginning to suffocate (I'm really experiencing this in my sleep). I continue to call on Jesus internally and command whatever is doing this to me “to get out in Jesus name" and it did! Then I woke up."
My actual bedroom: A place of intimacy/privacy.
Remote control: Having control over an aspect of my life.
Television: Tell - a - vision (the dream is telling me something about my life).
Floating: To rise above what the Lord is revealing to me (come up higher).
Closed mouth/nose, not being able to move: Spiritual attack, not sleep paralysis.
The Lord was revealing to me that there is an issue regarding what I watch in the privacy of my bedroom that is causing me to experience these perverse sexual urges that were not of God. The Lord wanted me to become aware of this and rise above it – get control of it, come up higher. The enemy wanted to maintain control in this particular area and did not want me to become aware of the issue. Once I realized this was not right, the enemy attacked me. I believe the enemy wanted to shut my mouth because I was going to share my experience (like I always do) and admonish others to assess what they’re viewing and inviting into their homes via the television.
God clearly showed me that certain programs watched on television; will open a door that allows the enemy to come in and negatively affect a person or their family. You may ask, "How does a person open the door for demonic activity to take place in their lives?” In this scenario, when a person willingly and happily and consistently watches a program with content that go directly against God’s moral laws (ten commandments) you've opened a door that gives demonic forces access to your life in that particular area.
Let's say you’ve been frustrated in an area that you can't seem to get victory in. You've been asking God to reconcile your marriage because it’s been defiled by adultery. You've been praying and boldly declaring that the enemy has no authority and that no weapon formed against your marriage will prosper! After you finish calling heaven down, and destroying the enemy with scripture; you jump on the couch or in the bed, grab the remote control and proceed to enjoy a program that promotes adultery. Isn’t that contradicting? Why would God answer your prayer? If God has a problem with adultery you should too, especially if you’re a believer. Close that door! Oh Ty, you’re killing me right now! It’s only a show; it’s just entertainment, relax! No. That’s how the enemy gets us, we let our guard down; we don’t take the word of God seriously enough. Next thing you know, the enemy has slipped in and you didn't see it coming.
Once the Lord opened my eyes, I realized how much my flesh enjoyed watching certain programs, but my spirit didn’t agree. There was always this internal conflict. I also saw how the open door was contributing to some of the issues that were going on in my home. I don’t have step-by-step instructions on how to wean your self off of inappropriate programs. I automatically stopped watching three particular shows. I’m far from perfect and I haven’t arrived in this area. I'm still in the process of weeding out shows/movies that my spirit doesn’t agree with. To me, obedience to God equals safety lol!! Obedience is more important to me, than trying to keep up with everyone that’s watching a “popular” program, especially when God warned me of it. Hey, I know this post is not for everyone, but it is for some. Don't be afraid to go against the grain. You won't be missing anything. Come up higher!
How about you? Are you viewing programs that glorify sexual immorality, extreme violence and the like? "Don't give the devil a foothold in your life" (Ephesians 4:27). "Be alert! Satan prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8). Don't let it be you.
Let’s take a peek at the heart of King David through this Psalm:
"I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar.
I hate all who deal crookedly; I will have nothing to do with them.
I will reject perverse ideas and stay away from every evil.
I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors.
I will not endure conceit and pride.
I will search for faithful people to be my companions."
(Psalm 101: 3-6)