I've never been one to turn down my favorite dessert, which is why I accepted an invitation to meet someone at a local dessert spot in town. It had been a week prior when I received a text from this person asking if I would be able to meet them, because they wanted my advice regarding some challenges they were facing.
Before I knew it, the week flew by and our meeting day had arrived. As I prepared myself, I felt really strong about wearing my red shirt for some reason. Now, what you have to realize is that the person I was meeting already knew me, so whether or not I wore a red or a green shirt was totally irrelevant. Red is not a color I wear often publicly, but I do like it. I didn't fight the urge to wear the red shirt, because after all I knew our meeting was going to be relaxing, uplifting, and I would be eating one of my favorite desserts so wearing red was the least of my concerns.
After catching up on all our pleasantries, we ordered an opted to sit outside to enjoy our desserts. I saw this car pull up and thought nothing about it, and then I heard an unfamiliar voice say, "Hey, the lady with the red shirt." I didn't respond at first, because I thought this individual was surely talking to someone else. Until.... I felt a tap on my shoulder, and this unfamiliar voice was standing near me saying the same thing again, "Hey, the lady with the red shirt." This quickly grabbed our attention as well as everybody in close proximity to us. I said, "Who... do you mean me?" and this woman said, "Yes, I mean you and I have a word from God for you tonight." When I tell you that radio silence fell on this place I mean it was beyond quiet as onlookers listened and watched what this lady was about to say to me. Let me be more clearer, I knew no one but the person I was sitting with, and I had never seen nor met this lady in my life who was about to give me a word from The Lord.
I stood up, faced the lady, began to pray internally, and I said to her, "If you have a word from The Lord for me, I have some questions for you. Do you believe that Jesus is the son of God? Do you believe that God came to this earth in human form? Do you believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins? Do you believe in both the old and new testament?" She answered "Yes" to every question. I then said to her, I need to hear you say that Jesus is Lord and Saviour over my life. She confidently repeated those words back to me, and I then told her I was ready to hear and examine the word from The Lord.
See to some of you this may seem to be "overkill" on my part with asking her to answer these questions and confess certain words out loud, but I see this very differently. To me I saw a lady I had never met, interrupting a counseling session with a person who was counting on me to give sound biblical advice, about to tell me something that could impact the course of my life all the while I was wearing a red shirt that I felt so strongly about wearing. So to me "overkill" was an understatement.
She looked me in my eyes and said that she knew this was strange and she was nervous, because God had shown her in a dream this lady sitting at a table wearing a red shirt. She said she could only make out that it was a lady, but she couldn't see her face in the dream. She also said God showed her the exact address. She said she woke up doing two things, writing down the address before she would forget it as well as some other details of the dream, and she said she posed one question to God which was, "What do you want me to do with this information?"
This lady went on to say that she lived about 20 miles away, and up until this moment she hadn't heard anything else from God, until about an hour prior that she felt a need to come to the address in her dream. She said when she saw me wearing the red shirt, it confirmed to her that this was indeed the right time to be here.
Although I'm not going to give every single detail, but her word from God spoke about Him helping me through an upcoming difficult time that may seem unfair to me, but He was protecting me and His future plans for me. He had given me a gift of discerning spirits and there would be a great manifestation of demons in this specific place (that she named) and that the enemy would be working through the weakness of others to come against me, because certain people (whom she named) see me as a threat and the enemy knows I will be able to immediately expose their plot that had been underway. In my head, I'm screaming the word PLOT loudly and more loudly. My instinct was to run, tell, warn, etc., those that I felt would be most impacted by this PLOT, but she said God said I am to wait, pray, and be on guard because He had a bigger plan. She went on to say that I was indeed called and chosen, and I am to always believe that. She laughed and told me God made me and He knew I was not afraid to be direct with people, so don't strive to be different just continue to be direct in love.
The first thing the person that was with me said was how on point this lady was with not only describing me, but how accurate she was with places and names. I don't think you have to guess, but this was a powerful moment. I thanked her for her time and for her being obedient. My last and final question to her was how long had she had the dream, and believe it or not, it was the same day that I had confirmed the date, time, and location with the person whom I was meeting. Talk about a WOW factor... Not only is God real, but HE is GOOD!!!! God not only allowed the person I was with to witness this, but so many onlookers. I can only hope that this shared moment touched the life of other people in need of Jesus.
Maybe you're asking yourself why am I talking about his now? This is a good question, and my answer to this is because I can see the time is at hand from what this lady prophesized directly to me a few years ago. I can see the hand of God, and how He has indeed revealed the PLOT that I could not have ever imagined to be so. See I didn't tell you every single detail, but trust me it's real, and God knew that those small details this lady spoke of would serve to be confirmation markers that the time was near and therefore I would need to begin praying and interceding more for those being impacted. I too had done just as the lady did when she awoke from her dream which was to write down the details of our encounter. I knew that by writing down everything she said would one day assist me in tailoring my prayers and intercession specifically to certain needs. After all, I had no idea of God's timeline, and I wanted to be as accurate as I could in my remembrance.
Many of you have had a prophetic word and some of you are still waiting for the full manifestation of this word while others have seen their fulfillment. No matter your stage, there is a set time and season for everything to come to pass (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Sometimes what God is asking you and me to do can seem overwhelming, but not impossible. I don't know if I could have ever imagined that the unction to wear a red shirt would lead me to where I am today and to have received the knowledge that God has entrusted me with. Learn to move forward even when you can't locate the ground in front of you. There are still aspects to this PLOT that God spoke of that I don't know. Not knowing everything is still not a reason for me to do what He spoke of, because in the process He's teaching me something about the level of my faith as well. Having this PLOT knowledge comes with a weight of grief, because I can't help but to ask myself why do people go to such measures to gain while others lose? Why do they think they can hide their PLOT from God? We all know they are not going to succeed, but the concern is for the collateral damage to others. All their calculations, planning, scheming, etc., will never be blessed or anointed by God, so why take the risk and prey on the weaknesses of others?
Recently, I have been thinking about and mediating on the book of Esther, and how God used her to expose a plot. When I think about God's word PERIOD, it's amazing how it truly encompasses ALL that we will ever need. God knew in advance that day would come when I would receive this prophetic word and because He created me, He knew the book of Esther would be a place He would lead me to for strength. His WORD never fails us.
My personal encouragement to you today is to ALWAYS be ready. Don't let the enemy steal from you what God has rightfully given to you. When you have times of distress, seek God and be on the lookout for other servants God is sending to you on His behalf. You won't have to fight the fight alone if you ask for help. Aaron and Hur had to hold Moses' hand up (Exodus 17:12), and sometimes you will need others to stand firm with you. A great way to let the enemy and his cohorts know you are strong, courageous, and aware of their deceptive scheme is to make a BOLD and TRANSPARENT move that they would not have anticipated from you. Although this maybe uncomfortable for you, you have to also let the God sent people into your secret space. AND don't be so quick to dismiss the suspicious behavior and the red flags that you are noticing from people you thought would never betray you, because like my red shirt, they are red for a reason---to stand out!