The Thief

I had this dream that someone had got into my house and had changed the furniture round. It was the night before I was about do my live prayer slot and I could see in the dream that the position of my bed, my studio lights and everything had been changed around. The house looked in a mess.

It was clear that someone was in the process of putting their own stamp, their own identity on my home, but I was still living there…!! I could see that my microphones and all my media stuff had been thrashed and all my important legal documents had been moved.

In the dream, I could see that this person’s bills were starting to come to my home – in his name!! Two men and women (like police but plain clothes) came to the door with a warrant for his arrest. I opened the door and said, ‘He doesn’t live here ’. They believed me and said I needed to call the police.

I tried to call the police, but my cell phone wasn’t charged properly and I couldn’t get through. Time was running out and I knew I had to start prayers in a moment.

The man was in front of me (no one I knew in the natural) and I ‘shot him a box’ (Jamaican for slapped him across the face), for what he had done. He didn’t flinch. I demanded he show me where he had put my microphones. He took me to the kitchen at the back of the house. The microphones had been put away in a locked metal cupboard like a prison. I retrieved them.

That was the dream.


The Lord has been downloading the meaning of the dream over the last couple of days. It is a spiritual dream and there is much food for thought.

It comes from two latin words ‘lien’ and ‘alien’.

In English law

(i) Lien

Is a right to keep possession of property belonging to another person until a debt owed by that person is discharged – similar to when someone defaults on a loan and has a mortgage the creditor can apply to put a lien (a charge on the person’s house) until the debt is paid.

(ii) Alien

Alien is defined as foreign born persons who have not been naturalised. There are different categories , resident and non resident . An alien can only be naturalised if they can prove that right through clear and satisfactory standards. Legal aliens (although the term alien is now changed to immigrant and non- immigrant) can enjoy temporary resident rights (of various duration) but have no legal or constitutional rights unless those have been explicitly stated for him/her to enjoy in law.

Whilst temporary they also have to obey laws but can also sue under certain rights and through courts .

As born again Christians we are citizens of heaven having delegated power and authority to rule and to reign here on earth. Both in the natural and spiritual, satan has no legal right over us or our possessions. The bible tells us however that the thief (Satan) comes to kill , to steal and to destroy .John 10:10 and He will try all He can to get in and to get at us.

He is angry and jealous of our position and right and authority and covets our habitation with God. Remember He was booted out and has no abiding city , wandering from place to place seeking where he may find rest and who he may devour.

We need to have our lamps trimmed bright. to be vigilant and watchful in prayer. The fact the phone was out of charge is not a good point in a dream and we need to ensure we remain connected to the source of power in prayer and to discharge that power and take the necessary actions and make declarations when necessary.

The man was symbolic of an alien ie not of this world. That is why my slap had no impact on him. The bible tells us that our fight is not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, rulers of darkness, spiritual wickedness in high places. But how did he get in?

The bible tells us (i)the enemy can be given a foothold due to our own responses ie anger or unforgiveness. (ii)it also warns that ‘men creep unawares’. These are fallen angels (if you like) , spirits of wickedness, individuals ‘….who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness and denying the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ’ Jude 1:4

We have been given grace gifts that others may oppose. We will always have opposition in the Body and in the world. These come to challenge our identity and the security we have in Him, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Their desire is to usurp, lock us up, shut us down and silence us, but they cannot prevail. We must challenge but to do so lawfully . We must also forgive those who levy attacks against us.

As the dream makes clear , there is already a warrant out for the enemy’s arrest and his time is short. Says the Lord. The angels of mercy are at the door – just like in the story of Lot and the city of Sodom. They (like you) know the truth and the truth will always set us free.


Lord first we ask for forgiveness . If there is anything in us giving the enemy legal right or access to thrash our house and sense of security or our identity or right-standing in you, we ask you to bring it to the surface. We repent if we have given railing for railing and not responded in love. We forgive those who have come against us and we seek peace today and restoration. Lord you judge between us and them. You rather not the death of a sinner, but that all should come to know you and we lift up all the names and faces that now come to mind.

Lord, in relation to our oft spiritual battles we depend on you. Help us to increase our prayer life that we will not be found wanting when the need for challenge arises.

I want to end with some declarations calling on the Name of the Lord.


I declare that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. No thief or usurper will take us unawares. I declare that our tools and weapons are not carnal, but are mighty through God and through them strong holds are being broken in the name of Jesus Christ. Satan knows his time is short and even now, there is a warrant out for his arrest.

I declare that we have made a covenant with the most high God and the enemy of soul and his aliens, cannot enter or exact upon us. We are not like those that sleep or slumber, but we are awake to righteousness and we see and know what is going on right under our noses. No one can change our place of snide or identity. Our citizenship is of heaven and we know who we are in Him.

I declare that the children of God will possess their possessions , our stolen goods will be returned and light will continue to shine upon our way. As one man said, truth smashed down to the ground will doubtless rise again, undaunted. We will run our race and we will keep the assignment designed for us from the foundation of the world.

We are restorers of the breach and all that is broken down. Our prayer lives are getter stronger and we remain connected and in concert with the Most High God.

Evangelist Linda J Clifford-Hayes UK

Writing under scribe and prophetic unction


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