"A Blessing In Obedience" - Rhonda Ferguson-Lewis

Prophetic Dream

Between Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10th, the Spirit of God puts me in a deep sleep and I begin to have the most vivid dream I have had in years. It begins with me standing in a field with a silver coin in my hand. As I am sowing it in the Man of God who is standing in the middle of this field, the Angel of the Lord, who guided and walked me into this field says to me as I am sowing this silver coin: ”NEXT YEAR THIS TIME”. 

Then all of a sudden, I am standing on the outside of a line of demarcation, of what could be deemed as  “My Promised Land.” As far as my eyes can see, I am peering at all that God has promised me; if I was obedient to his last command.  And what was that? On Sunday, January 19th, God said through the Man  of God: “Rhonda, are you willing to lay it all down?”  My response was: “Yes” In my dream, as I stood outside of The Promised Land, the only thing separating me from entering in, were two angels guarding the entrance, or so I thought.  But, every time I tried to step forward I could not… but I knew I had been there in this same position before. I felt as if this was a deja vu moment. A do-over of some sort. This indeed was my reset moment. 

My husband was standing there beside me, but as if he was lifeless. On my right, next to him, was my children, grandchildren. certain family members, businesses, ministry, investments, bank accounts, wealth, health, my new home, etc. And as I looked to my left, there were all of the wrong, misguided and erroneous decisions and choices I made over the past and currently, and as if I was being weighed in the balance I came up lacking even now and I became sad Because I THOUGHT, I was passing the test.  I then looked up because I could see something coming toward me on a cloud and it was an angel and it stamped something on my forehead; and on my forehead was stamped the word, “Illegal immigrant” Then suddenly two angels accost me as if I was under arrest. [Now we know from our laws that an illegal immigrant refers to a person who has entered a country in violation of the immigration laws of that country; entering covertly, without the legal right to be there. One who has inserted themselves as a residence, residing among the people without the proper documentation or legal right to live in that country and illegally benefit from the prosperity of that country.

Needless to say, I was shocked and looked at the Angel and asked why….. Then all of a sudden I was directed to look at all of those people and things outside of the line because of me. Everything I had access to… on the right... And on the left were two choices I made that week which were NOT the will of God. The Angel said: "PARTIAL OBEDIENCE is not total obedience." And although I made some huge decisions and declined some things, I still made what I thought were good choices but they were not God's choices based on His instruction. And the Angel told me to examine my motives for why I made those decisions. The angel took me by the hand and said to enter in THIS TIME, it MUST BE LEGALLY,  they and these things you want can NOT be your excuses or reasons to sin against God and you must denounce the hidden things of dishonesty because Rhonda what God has for you is beyond what you can even see. But it requires Total Obedience.

The  Two things that transpired, that the angel illuminated for my acknowledgment and repentance that just transpired last week, were the little foxes I overlooked but were the most potentially dangerous: 1) Agreeing to pray on May 7, the National Day of Prayer. (i.e...Eve and the  serpent - rationalizing…...) And how the Lord saved my neck... Saved me from myself, by not allowing me to connect and once connected, could not be heard.  2). How over the weekend feeling at liberty to post a previous video on Facebook of me teaching/ministering. It seemed again like nothing wrong until the Holy Spirit smote me and I deleted it from my page immediately…. 

The Angel began to speak, “ALL or NOTHING RHONDA, the Angel said: "The BIG things you canceled or declined caused you to get ready to brag about to the Man of God (look at your motive in sharing this with him - IMAGE!!!"). But it was the little foxes that had the opportunity to destroy the vine(your life and those connected to you all over again!!!. And you were so easily deceived. Even though I was able to SEE my wrong after being corrected. The motives and reasons for doing them were all too familiar. It was a heart matter, and obedience without submission is only partial obedience and it will NOT do. The Angel said: "You cannot do you and do God too"!!!  God desires your submission, your obedience, and His Lordship. If there is to be a RESET in this season for you, it begins with this: It's time for you to totally surrender, repent, and to say truly, “NOT MY WILL LORD, NOT MY WAY LORD, NOT WHAT I WANT LORD”… I just want You …...to truly SEEK YOU FIRST!!  Because there is a blessing in obedience. 

I HAD to choose,  (it is a choice) to fully obey the Lord. Not With my words BUT with my whole heart! At the end of this journey, I was at a river (i looked up the name when I awoke and the name of the river was  Havilah, and the scripture came to me in the dream which said, ‘Cast your bread upon the waters, for thou shall find it after many days’… And I saw myself in times past over the years sowing in several streams leaving from this river. But there was a damn blocking the abundant flow of what God had intended for me. 

Then I heard the  Lord say in my hearing, that these upcoming 10 days of fasting and prayer if allowed, he would finish the work he began in the 40 days of fasting. He would grace me to see it all and denounce it all, once and for all.   I saw numbers of the 40 days plus 10 days = 50 days and there are 50 days from Passover to Pentecost. So that word GRACE truly stood out to me……. I heard, “The Lord is going to GRACE you with an opportunity to get it right and to truly die to your own will and your ways.  I knew that It is truly time, just as Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane, to say, “Not My Will Father, But your will be done”. Then all of a sudden I was with many people, too many to number, who were obedient, surrendered, and submitted to God’s will. WE were all standing in a line walking toward a huge silver pot filled with Gold, also guarded by two angels with swords. When It was my time, I took one gold coin out of the silver pot and as I turned, I was standing at the edge of a huge green pasture/field by the same river. In the center of the field was the Man of God and the Angel of The Lord guided me to him through the field; walked with me, and talked with me along the way. I began to share things( i can't remember right now, but I know I never heard them before). The closer I got to the Man of God, the more answers to questions became clearer. At times it looked like I was reading the Angel's mind. And He showed me that the Man of God’s thoughts toward me was also good and he has been designated to direct me to the Path of Righteousness and toward my expected end. The Angel took my hand and said, ‘now sow this coin into your field, your land’ -(I recalled in my mind Lady Kathy’s message a long time ago - Prosper where you’re Planted), and all of a sudden the gold coin in my hand became a silver coin and as I walked toward the Man of God,  I heard within, My Kinsman Redeemer….. the Angel stayed with me, accompanied me every step of the way and said, ‘SEE, now that you have seen all that you have done, knowingly and unknowingly, and you have truly REPENTED… Now ask God to open the eyes of your heart, to see all that He has already prepared and has instore for you and all that concerns you. (All of my family,etc., was now also standing on the banks by the river -  FREE. No longer bound on the path of destruction). I noticed that Even the oppression I was feeling was gone. I thought that oppression was a sign of death, but in reality, it was the struggle of me not wanting to die!  But now, the closer I got the freer I felt. I felt strong and  Liberated…. I had never felt like this before. I then reached the Man of God and I placed the Silver Coin in his hands and as I did the Angel of theLord said, “Next year this time”! And I woke up!!  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: [During Sunday’s message I did not know what or when or how much, But I knew I received instructions to sow into the Man of God in my dream/encounter…. When He spoke and released the prophetic utterance regarding the of the next seven days, I immediately sowed $7. But,  When the Man of God said as the Angel said to me in the dream, NEXT YEAR This Time, I saw the silver coin again in my mind, and now God had put a value on it 354. $354 represents the number of days to May 9, 2021, the Next Mother’s Day. I knew I was to sow it but all I had was my car payment which was due on the 16th. ……. But I sowed it as instructed, and was determined to be obedient… trusting God for the outcome. By the time church service was, I received $350 deposited into my cash app. And by the end of the day, It had more than doubled on Mother’s Day.  

These are the four points, so to speak,  I took away from this dream and encounter and wrote down, as to why obedience is critical to a successful relationship with God and with and for others,  in this RESET Season…

  1. 1. We must obey God in small matters as an essential step in receiving God’s greatest blessings....(HIMSELF)

  2. 2. God’s Call to Obedience always demands a submitted response and a surrendered heart.

  3. 3. Remember, Our obedience always benefits others. (Those connected to you)

  4. 4. When we obey God, we will never be disappointed.

This MY(OUR) Time RESET,... Next Year This Time.  Remember, My Obedience is better than any Sacrifice. There is a Blessing in Your Obedience…...

Scriptures

1.  Isaiah 46:10(KJV) - Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.  2. Proverbs 16:18-21(NIV) - Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord. The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.  3. Ecclesiastes 8: 4-6(NIV)- “Since a king’s word is supreme, who can say to him, “What are you doing?” Whoever obeys his command will come to no harm, and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure. For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a person may be weighed down by misery.”  4. Song of Solomon 2:15(NLT) - Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love, for the grapevines are blossoming!  5. Luke 22:42 (NIV)- saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”   6. I Samuel 15:22(NIV)- But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.”

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