CLOSE TO THE GARBAGE
Today I was talking to a lady on the internet who was
considering leaving her church. Although she was not
actually in leadership, she became too close to certain
issues among the leadership and had lost trust.
her she had another choice. Instead of leaving entirely,
she could withdraw from the close proximity activities,
and go back to attending just the services and soaking
in the Lord.
time I shared this, the Lord reminded me of an old Word
which was very quickened to me. Years before, I was in
the same situation and I was asking the Lord what I
should do. His answer was quite profound. I had been
watching Candid Camera, and there was a convertible car
that was behind a garbage dump truck. The dump truck was
faulty and suddenly dumped all its garbage onto the man
in the car! As I was seeking the Lord about my
situation, I got a picture of that scene and He said,
"You are following too close."
I went to a prayer meeting and parked the car in a
different place, because last time I almost backed into
the pole. This time I parked right next to the pole.
Well, when I came out after the meeting my car was
swarming with gnats!! Bob Jones says that gnats,
mosquitoes and fruit flies are the tormentors and they
represent demons. I looked at all those flies swarming
the car and realized that behind the pole was the
garbage can, with the lid slightly ajar. I immediately
saw this as a confirming sign of the Word I had shared
with the lady on the internet: "Don't park too close to
CONFIRMATION: Our garbage disposal stopped working this
week and Wayne had to buy a new one and replace it.
believe there is a secondary Word here, saying we have
faulty ways of getting rid of the (demonic) garbage. A
lid is another word for covering, or protection. In
these parables, the garbage truck popped its lid, the
convertible car had no top (protection), the garbage can
lid was ajar, and our garbage disposal was overworked
and tired, and just plain stopped. I will be sending a
secondary post this week on an issue I believe is awry
in the body of Christ: interrogating demons.
to Ponder are summaries of His quickened Words}
PONDER: COVER THE GARBAGE 6/07/05
call you to be a watchman, it is for the purpose of
praying over matters which alarm and concern you. I
expose and bring you these issues because I desire you
to keep your watch by way of prayer. These issues are
not for you to speak to others about, or spread gossip
or division among the ranks. They are only exposed for
you to cover in prayer.
ones, if you are being swarmed with demonic backlash to
the point you have lost your own resting place in Me,
then you are following issues too closely. Take one step
back, and return your focus to Me, and not man; to Me
and not the demonic.
and pray, watch and pray. You are sent to protect those
you love, but you must also protect yourself. Cover the
offense that defiles and smells. Leave it behind you.
Retreat to a safe distance so that our sweet smelling
intimacy with one another is not disturbed. Continue to
watch and pray and serve Me well.
shall have a place also outside the camp to which you
shall go [as a comfort station]; And you shall have a
paddle or shovel among your weapons, and when you sit
down outside [to relieve yourself], you shall dig a hole
with it and turn back and cover up what has come from
you. For the Lord your God walks in the midst of your
camp to deliver you and to give up your enemies before
you. Therefore shall your camp be holy, that He may see
nothing indecent among you and turn away from you.