People often ask why a woman returns to her abuser. She gets free only to return. I can probably list more than a dozen reasons. Yet It is not her reasons that I am writing today. I was recently told of a dream a friend had.
They had dreamed that he and his wife were trying to help a woman get free from an abusive husband. Yet no matter how many times they got her away she would run back to him. They finally got her free from him. Then he came after her in their home. He broke in through a window carrying a gun. My friend had his gun but only had one bullet. He shot the guy but it did not kill him.
I cannot remember if there was more to the dream but I had an interpretation. The woman in this dream is like the bride of Christ. Yet she married the false Christ. Even though she loves Jesus she was deceived and you could say that she married His evil twin. Just like a woman trapped in an abusive relationship that she doesn’t know how to truly be free returns only to get beaten more. She has been brainwashed into feeling that she is nothing and deserves the treatment she receives. So she returns. She is afraid and fears that she will die on her own with nothing so she returns. Even when she is free from him she has chains that bind her that no one else can see. Fear, shame, guilt, feeling worthless, hopeless, and the list goes on. Each a link to her captivity.
The one bullet is the Word of Christ Jesus. Why did it not kill the abusive husband? This husband is the false Christ and his time of causing terror and harm has not yet come, but it is coming. Satan knows his time is short so those he cannot destroy he tries to mislead. He is doing everything he can to destroy the Bride before the True Groom returns. Yet like a woman who has been abused she needs people to bring her the healing that only comes from Jesus.Then the truth of Jesus will set her free. Jesus came to set the captives free and who He sets free is free indeed. I may not have the power on my own to deliver another from harm but Jesus in me if I submit to His will and make myself available to be used by Him can help others flee from harm and get to safety.
2 Peter 2:22 Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud.”
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
Matthew 24:5 For many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Before I heard this dream I had not thought of comparing an abusive relationship with the church and Satan.Yet now I see that it has its parallels. A woman abused to often will return to abuser even if it ends in death and unfortunately I see many in the church are doing the same thing spiritually. I only pray that we wake up before it is too late.