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DAY 17 - Awake, O north wind, and come, O south WIND!



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  2. Then follow the actions and prayers for yourself and a nonbeliever at the bottom of the page.

READ Song of Solomon 4

In 2011, I had a dream that was alarming, provoking, and encouraging all at the same time. I was alarmed at what was revealed in my heart. I was provoked to come nearer to Jesus, and I was encouraged that God spoke about our future. All this drew me closer to His love. Let me take a moment to share, because our God said, “He would pour out His Holy Spirit and give us dreams, and this would lead to a great harvest of souls.” (Acts 2:17-21) (After 25 years of walking with Christ, I am convinced that not all dreams are from God, but some are.)

In the dream, I was on a university campus and the weekend was fast approaching. I felt the pull of boredom and lust all around me. I had the choice to either stay or flee. I chose to flee. I went to a safe place and stayed there for the weekend. Next, I was catapulted many years into the future.

I was at my home, with my beautiful wife and 5 children, and I heard a knock at the door. I opened the door and it was the Lord. He was standing there, drenched with the storm that was raging all around. (It was at that moment that I understood my house was fixed on the solid rock; a cliff high above the seashore below.) I instantly knew a few things: first, my family was safe; second, the storm was raging, and there were people trapped in the storm; last, Jesus was out in the storm.

He then asked me to come with Him out into the storm, and save the people who were trapped. (I knew this was a great harvest of souls.) Immediately, I said, “Yes!” And I proceeded to enter into the storm. But Jesus forcefully put His hand on my chest, stopping me from going forward. Shocked, I looked into His eyes to see why He was stopping me. (I was trying to bring my whole family out into the harvest field.) Looking into His eyes, I saw that they were filled with compassion—the kind of compassion that a father has to have when he is about to take a thorn out of his child’s foot. It will hurt, but ultimately, it’s for the child’s good.

He then said, “In order for you to come into the harvest with me, you have to let Me judge your time and energy.” (Which I knew He was talking about how my family spent our time and money.) Then the most amazing thing happened.

Jesus stepped aside and two HUGE male lions entered my home. (I knew I had invited them into our home by saying yes to Jesus’ invitation.) Immediately, I stood completely still, not wanting to draw attention to myself. I urgently shouted to my family to not move as the lions moved through