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Archive for March 3rd, 2015

Supernatural shadow

I continue to make progress with my church involvement and relationships. Apparently the enemy is taking notice, because I had the following amazing experience:

Sunday morning, I was waiting inside for my carpool to pick me up for church because the weather was bad. I don’t have a window with a view of where they would pull up, so I had the door open less than an inch to could look out without letting a bunch of cold air in.  Suddenly, a dark shadow, a darkness that I could not see through, filled the entire gap from top to bottom; it happened fast, but it appeared to be moving from left to right, as if something had passed by right in front of the door.  There was no sound, and, when I got the door open a split-second later, nothing there.

There is nothing in my front yard that could’ve cast a shadow there.  There’s no way someone could’ve passed in front of the door in that direction and then run away, because there are dense bushes right there; a physical being would have to have gone right back from right to left in order to escape my doorstep by natural means, and I would’ve seen that… and of course, I would have HEARD anyone moving on the other side of the door, since I was standing right there.  And, more to the point, even if there had been a very tall person there, I would have seen the person, not a featureless shadow… and with the sky overcast, they wouldn’t even have HAD a shadow. A cat, assuming you could find one willing to be walking around in that weather, might have been able to cross the doorstep silently and hidden in the bushes, but even on the brightest day it would certainly not cast a 7 foot tall shadow onto my door. Nothing passing by on the sidewalk could have done it either; ignoring the fact that they would still be there when I yanked the door open, a man did walk by with what I assume must’ve been a very desperate dog during the time I was waiting there, and I saw him and the unfortunate canine clearly, NOT a shadow.

There is no confusion whatsoever; this was a supernatural occurrence. As you might imagine, it really startled me when I saw it, but then something else astonishing happened; my heart did not pound and race for several minutes as it would normally do when I have been really startled. It skipped a beat when I saw the shadow, and then went right back to normal beating, and stayed that way even when I realized, a moment later, that there was not a physical entity available to have created the shadow.  There is no confusion about how THAT happened, either; only God can control our bodies that way.

As you might imagine, I asked God what it was that I just seen. The response, quietly in the back of my mind, was:

{guard}

I don’t know if that means that what I saw was something that was guarding me, or something that I am being guarded against; it FEELS like it was the former, I got the vague idea of a guard pacing back and forth protecting my door, but it can be hard to be totally certain whether my mind is giving me truth or just the first connection it made. Either way, there is some force, we can call it the enemy or a demon or whatever, that is trying to get at me (presumably to cause the sort of difficulties and problems typically referred to as a spiritual attack), but it can’t because I am being guarded.  I felt no fear whatsoever, which is exactly the right reaction, because nothing can overcome God’s hedge of protection, and obviously that hedge IS present. Clearly, though, God wanted to warn me, for what reason I don’t know, other than to reassure me that He is handling things for me, even those things where that battle is “normally” going unseen.

And the big, BIG point to take way from this incident is: Since no dark power would take any interest in me unless what I am doing makes it feel threatened, whatever I’m going to be involved in with the church is going to be HUGE, powerful enough that the enemy wants to stop me. He is sh*t out of luck, however.

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Not convinced? Here’s something hair-raising that happened while I was working on the above:

I started with this phrase:

there is some force, we can call it the enemy or a demon or whatever, that is trying to get at me, but it can’t because I am being guarded.

then added the following:

(presumably to try to make me afraid, or cause doubt or confusion)

to make it:

there is some force, we can call it the enemy or a demon or whatever, that is trying to get at me (presumably to try to make me afraid, or cause doubt or confusion), but it can’t because I am being guarded.

then realized that that was not what people generally reported for “demonic interference,” and so tried to change the new parenthetical phrase to:

(presumably to cause the sort of difficulties and problems typically referred to as a spiritual attack)

with the part to be replaced HIGHLIGHTED to be “typed over,” represented by the orange text:

(presumably to try to make me afraid, or cause doubt or confusion)

which should have made it impossible for any of it to remain once the dictation started again (it works like typing over highlighted text), and got:

“there is some force, we can call it the enemy or a demon or whatever, th as spiritual attack) aat is try fi b be fo for tworecul thattiesing to get call at me (pr sort ofs o orresumably to cause doubt or confusion, but it can’t because I am being guarded.”

To make it easy to examine, here is the garbled part:

“th as spiritual attack) aat is try fi b be fo for tworecul thattiesing to get call at me (pr sort ofs o orresumably to cause doubt or confusion”

This is just impossible, to use that word again, to explain by anything I could have accidentally done; all the highlighted stuff should have vanished once the first new word was uttered, but it didn’t, some of it is gibberish, the final words and the end parens “)” moved to the beginning of the phrase, and the chunk of text that was BEFORE the new one somehow got in the middle. I have NEVER gotten anything remotely like this in a YEAR of heavy use of dictation. (Edit 3-17-16: after ANOTHER year of heavy dictation, I have STILL never seen anything remotely like this.) If I had gotten this weirdness ANYWHERE within this post, that would’ve been extremely noteworthy, but to get it on the EXACT phrase where I’m trying to describe what the enemy might be trying to do to me right now… WAY beyond the bounds of coincidence.

The enemy and all his minions should realize that they are wasting their time here; God has things He wants me to do, and I’m going to DO THEM, and that’s all there is to it.

Edit 3-17-16: Could what I saw have been an angel?  I’ve had 2 angel sightings since then, and what else would you call something that was guarding me like that?

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