God said, “You need to be playing TOUCH FOOTBALL!”
A couple of days ago my husband told me it was the first day of football. I just laughed, because I’d had yet another encounter with Jesus, a football vision, that very same day. Right before the vision I was worshiping the Lord, and I said, “Lord, I want to come up there with you!”
Out of nowhere, I saw Jesus jump into my line of vision and say, “So what are you waiting for?” He thrust His hand down through the clouds, grabbed my hand tightly and jerked me upwards, out of where I was and into His presence. He plopped me down next to him, on His right hand side.
He was sitting on a leather couch, eating popcorn or something out of a bag. He was totally chilled out, in blue jeans and tennis shoes and had one leg crossed over the other, sitting like guys do when they relax. He looked like he was watching a football game. His face was all lit up from what I assumed was a TV screen.
He turned to me and said, “You have been playing FLAG FOOTBALL. You need to be playing TOUCH FOOTBALL.” Then He turned back toward the screen.
He was watching it intently when He turned His head slightly, still keeping His eyes on the screen so He wouldn’t miss anything. He yelled over His shoulder, “Hey, DAD! You need to see this!” Jesus was chomping away on the popcorn, and getting more and more agitated and excited. Suddenly, he jumped up in front of the TV screen like during a big play, shouting loudly to the Father who was in the other room, “DAD! You have GOT to see what they are doing now!” I could feel the presence of the Father, but couldn’t quite see Him. Jesus, however, was really excited, standing and shouting in front of the screen.
He offered me the popcorn, which was now in a bright red bowl. When I looked into the bowl, it had turned into manna. I grabbed great big handfuls of it, eating it greedily.
I somehow KNEW during this vision that He was not watching a football game – He was watching US! The Word says, “He does not take his eyes off the righteous (Job 36:7).” Play by play, step by step, strategy by strategy, we are getting closer to the “end of the game”. Things are getting more exciting by the moment, heating up quickly, enough to make Jesus jump up and holler!
There were a number of symbols in this vision. The couch was leather – made out of skin (Gen. 3:21). We are still covered by our covenant with Him! I was seated on His RIGHT HAND – in a position of power and authority (Eph.2:6)! He was eating something out of a paper bag, which turned out to be manna – FRESH MANNA — in a blood red bowl. He passed the bowl to me and I ate greedily from it – I wasn’t shy about it. I wanted that fresh manna and believe me, He wants us to have it! It’s included in the covenant, held together by His precious blood (John 6:32-25).
In the vision I was so thrilled to know in my heart that He was watching us, and growing increasingly excited about what He saw, too. In fact, He called the Father into the room, not just once, but twice! Anytime Jesus says anything twice, it means we need to pay attention (John 3:3)! This is HUGE for us! If Jesus is getting excited about what He is seeing us do…just imagine how much we are actually doing! Imagine how much we are actually accomplishing, perhaps without even realizing it! We must be doing more, much more than we think!
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14:12
It cut me to the quick when Jesus turned to me, saying we have been throwing the “penalty” flag at people, instead of TOUCHING them…playing flag football when we should be playing touch. My mind keeps going back to that famous statement, uttered by the Lord to Bob Jones: “Have you learned to love?”
I find it intriguing, and as always funny, that I didn’t know it was the first day of football; and yet, the Father still saw fit to use a football analogy to touch my heart, and the hearts of others that read this. It is His desire that we all start playing by His rules, playing TOUCH FOOTBALL! Touch peoples’ hearts with His love and His truths, and quit throwing penalty flags at them! Just love them, agape them, unconditionally!
You are a star player in this “game”. Jesus is excited about what He sees you doing. You are accomplishing much more than you think, perhaps more than you may ever know!
Keep up the good work, keep running the race!
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