|Dream: Drinking the Cup of the Harlot
©May 28, 2009 Asher Intrater
Recently I had a disturbing dream. There was a large building like a church or a conference center. Most of the people there were believers (Christians or Messianic Jews). People were there from all levels: from the Pope to people on our staff.
At some point someone starting giving out little sealed plastic cups (like a water cup on an airplane but much smaller). Each sealed cup contained a clear liquid which could be swallowed in one large gulp. This liquid was a spirit of immorality. To some it was sexual immorality; to others it was "spiritual adultery". It was a variety of lust, greed, popularity, influencing people, making connections, gathering honor through manipulation, even being "intoxicated" with one's own "ministry".
All this "spiritual adultery" was connected deeply with a spirit of "deception." The deception worked this way: When someone would drink the liquid, their face would be shiny; they looked good; they were smiling, attractive, positive, energetic, and prosperous. It all seemed so good, almost wonderful, like it was an "anointing" of the Holy Spirit or some kind of charismatic gift. Yet it was demonic. That spirit deceived people, causing them not to see their sin and spiritual adultery. Almost everyone was caught up in it, so there didn't seem any way to correct the situation.
In the dream, sadly, I was also trying to be part of all that spiritual adultery and trying to get a hold of one of those cups to drink the anointed liquid myself. Suddenly, in the dream, my Dad was there as part of the conference. (He actually went on to be with the Lord about a decade ago.) He asked to spend some time with me. I said, "Sure, sure." But I kept slipping away from him, trying to find someone to give me one of the cups to drink and partake of the spiritual immorality.
But my Dad kept looking for me, and asked me why I kept avoiding him. It was at that moment I realized that I was avoiding him because I was seeking out the cups. Thus I began to see that I was deceived and in sin. Then I realized how virtually everyone there was deceived.
Then I became angry and started to point my finger at people and scream at them to get out of the deception. There was a call to repent and to be delivered. The effect was like an explosion or an earthquake. Most of the people responded positively when directly confronted and were powerfully delivered. They had been "caught up" in all the spiritual deception but hadn't intended to be.
However there were a few people who had planned and worked on the distribution of the cups. They were selling them, and had done it on purpose. When I shouted and pointed at them, they refused to repent, and some of them dropped dead on the spot.
When I woke up, I realized that my Dad represented the Heavenly Father who was seeking me out to break my deception and sin. The liquid was like the cup that was in the hand of the great Harlot. Revelation 17:2, 4 – "…with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication."
I also realized that this liquid drink of the Harlot was the same as the spirit of Jezebel and Balaam (Revelation 2:14, 20); that the Harlot and Jezebel were the same spirit, and that I had allowed this demonic spirit to influence me (Revelation 2:20).
I also felt the fear of the Lord: I had been struggling with some laryngitis and bronchitis this past month, and I recalled that Yeshua said He would cast the servants of Jezebel into a sickbed until they repent (Revelation 2:22). Ouch.
Note: just so I won't be misunderstood. I am not involved in any kind of immorality or committing sin. However the dream spoke of a deceiving spirit and of spiritual adultery and of the spirit of the Harlot invading the church (including me) in these end times. God searches the minds and the hearts on these issues (Revelation 2:23).
So what's the bottom line?
Prayer: "God, help us to really repent of our sin, and to get out of the spirit of deception and adultery, and to get it out of me, now. In Yeshua's name, amen."
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