In prayer, I saw an image that resembled the D-Day invasion of
World War II. Airplanes were flying toward the shore. Landing craft were about
to hit the beach to unload nervous soldiers. The sea was filled with all kinds
of watercraft fully loaded and prepared for the coming conflict. I saw the
large door at the front of a landing craft fall open to spill out a group of
soldiers. When the large steel door hit the water and the troops jumped out
they ran onto a deserted beach. There were no enemy troops present. No booby
traps. No evidence the enemy had ever been there.
Immediately the beach was filled with other landing craft
unloading their soldiers, each one surprised at the empty beach. If the other
landing craft were still not approaching the beach and if the aircraft were not
flying overhead, the beach scene would resemble a peaceful place where you
would bring your family for vacation. Soldiers looked at each other asking,
“What’s going on?” Soldiers stood on the beach expecting to engage the enemy,
but there was nothing. Not one shot was fired. Not a single soldier was lost.
Some of you are approaching a spiritual D-Day. In preparation
for the coming conflict you prayed and examined the depths of your heart for
any hidden issue that might give the enemy a target. You are about to engage
the conflict knowing there is nothing more you can do in preparation.
As your landing craft chugged toward shore, something happened while
you were still in transit to the conflict. God went before you and dealt with
the enemy. He showed up before your arrival and cleared the beach of conflict.
You will arrive at a place of peace, not war. This battle was won the
moment you uttered your first prayer and opened your heart to God.
“I have been with you wherever
you have gone and have cut off all your enemies from before you.” 2 Samuel