My daughter came to me that she had a dream where she was thirsty and she went to the kitchen to get water from the fridge.  It was black like ours, but it didn’t have any handles, doors, or pictures on it.  There was a square to get water from and she used it, but every time she drank, it was like there was nothing in the cup and she got thirstier.  She continued doing this a few times until she was so thirsty that her throat hurt and felt hard and dry.

Then she wondered, “I don’t know whose water this is coming from the fridge.”  She immediately started binding it and rebuked it.  And then she walked away.

The next thing she saw was a cat hissing at her, back arched, moving toward her while darkness went all around it.  She remembered my dream where the evil couldn’t touch me and thought that even though she might get scratched, this evil could not hurt her.  So she moved forward, rebuking and speaking in tongues.  This drove the evil and the cat away.

After this dream, she woke up and she was really thirsty.  Her throat was hard and dry just like the dream.  It felt horrible!  She began praying a long prayer: part of it was asking God to give her His blood, His bread, His water, His manna and she wanted Him.  Just Him.  Her throat cleared completely!

I thought this was wonderful to hear.  She is only 10 and she’s already applying the spiritual principals of dream battle that we learned from Ivory Hopkin’s Dream Intruders podcast.  She rebuked what was being fed to her in the dream and she stood and rebuked the darkness even though it was scary.  She knows God is greater in her than anything in the world. 

The big surprise came when I read my bible.  The reading for that morning, September 23rd, stated with Isaiah 41:17.  It absolutely floored me:

“When the poor and needy search
for water and there is none,
and their tongues are parched
from thirst,
the I, the Lord, will answer them.
I, the God of Israel, will never
abandon them.
I will open up rivers for them on the
high plateaus.
I will give them fountains of water
in the valleys.
I will fill the desert with pools
of water.
Rivers fed by springs will flow
across parched ground.
I will plant trees in the barren
desert –
cedar, acacia, myrtle, olive,
cypress, fir, and pine.
I am doing this so all who see this
will understand what it
means –
that it is the Lord who has done this,
the Holy One of Israel who
created it.”

God’s living water fills the parched throat.  We tend to look at these verses as all spiritual, but the spiritual principals apply to the physical as well.  The faith of this child is just astounding.  May my crown be her footstool.