I just had a dream of a Marvel movie character and I knew partially what it meant right when I woke up. But this wasn’t a dream of Tony Stark or Captain America or Thor or any of those. Nope, this was very different. This dream was about Thanos. Yep. I think you probably don’t need any experience in dream interpreting to figure out who that character represents in real life: Satan. But this is not the first time I had an encounter with satan in a dream. This was actually the second time just this year that he showed up in different forms.
In this blog, I’m going to tell both dreams and give an explanation of the basic elements of them. If you’ve ever had spiritual warfare dreams of any kind, you should check this out because I’m including a resource on satanic warfare that most readers have probably never heard about. What is in here will absolutely help you overcome all forms of ultimate destruction in your life. And I guarantee from experience, what’s in here is not what you’re thinking based on the title.
Because this dream is so recent, I’m not going to pretend I have the full meaning sorted out just yet but I do have the basics right here and this is something you can absolutely benefit from. If you haven’t noticed yet, many of my blogs are primarily initial interpretations of dreams that I follow up on with another blog later when God reveals more of the interpretation to me.
With the style I’ve adapted here in the last several years, this is a perfectly valid and useful method because this way, you can get a pretty good understanding of some very common or unusual dreams and then you can see how, by a process of time, the dream develops into a greater meaning – exactly the way your dreams will play out. Here’s my recent dream…
August 13, 2020 – I’m something like a prison guard and I have Thanos inside the prison. It seemed to be a combination of seeing him in a cell but also outside that cell. He was not as huge as in the Marvel movies but was more like a human size, not any taller than me. But, just as in the movies, he was equally as indestructible by any human means. It was almost like as if he was made of metal and I had the thought of trying to hit him with a steel rod but it would have done nothing to him. During the dream, I had some thought about a nuclear war.
So here are the main elements of the dream and I’ll give the basic idea of the meaning of each here below…
- Thanos = satan, extremely dangerous / hostile celestial being that will not stop his plans to destroy everything and everyone (see link: Marvel character description).
- Myself as prison guard = spiritual authority over the devil as a king (not priest).
- Thanos in & out of cell = we are given authority to bind the devil and his works as a king but we can never have ultimate control over satan, only God has that.
- Indestructible Thanos = angels like Lucifer / satan are indestructible by humans; the Bible is very clear satan can defeat all humans and has wisdom beyond any human.
- Nuclear war = a reference to a blog I posted several months ago (see this link).
Rather than explain everything I said above, I am just going to point to the resources I have included here which go way beyond the immature realm of church-level teaching on satan and how he operates. There are many Bible verses and huge amounts of teaching material that elaborates on many aspects of satan that cannot be found anywhere but what I am referring to here. I have dealt with this before briefly in previous blogs that are linked below.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.Revelation 12:9 (KJV)
Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.Matthew 18:18 (KJV)
Why This Dream?
What I can say about the above dream is that just prior to it, I began a 3-day shut in where I stopped everything else in my normal life and focused exclusively on listening to several recent teaching videos that you can find in these links below.
My 3-day shut in idea was shown to me in several dreams in the last two weeks and finally now I was able to start that. I can’t explain what a shut-in is now but if you check the link I just posted above about Enoch, that will give the full explanation and you will learn how to break into the glory realm of miracles that go far beyond anything you can see in churches. This was not an easy thing to commit to because just before this, I had many worldly distractions trying to get me completely off track and stop me. I knew that there would be something I would get from this shut in that I was not getting any other way.
So, as you can see, this dream showed I had reached some level of victory over the devil just by the fact that I was a prison guard over him, even though I did not have complete control over him and could not destroy him. There are things we can do, as you will find out in the video and recommended teaching series below that will give you this level of ability.
Huge Lion Dream
April 1, 2020 – I’m in a house very similar to where I live now, in the dining room with a big window (floor to ceiling) looking to the backyard and a tree is a few feet from the window. A lion comes up to the window and I’m watching it. It’s not big, maybe 3-4 feet tall. Then a HUGE massive lion (the size of a dinosaur) comes up next and the first lion gets behind the tree nearest the window. The huge lion has an angry look and keeps looking at the small lion and moving back and forth as if to figure how to jump on it and kill it but it doesn’t. Then the huge lion comes up to the window and suddenly lurches forward and bangs it’s head on the window and I and another guy there are astonished because of what just happened and what the lion tried to do but was stopped. I was never afraid of anything, just amazed at what I was seeing. This was so real, like I was actually there.
Here are the basic elements of this dream:
- Small lion = myself as a king.
- Huge lion = satan, extremely dangerous predator who seeks to kill.
- Small lion not attacked = spiritually, I’m in a place of not being defeated by the devil.
- Window that blocked the huge lion = second way of showing same as the above, a supernatural barrier that prevents satan from being able to destroy me.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV)
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.John 10:10 (KJV)
This was the first dream I ever had where I knew this was satan himself appearing. My description above does not do justice to this dream, it was so real, it was like I was actually there in real life and that lion was absolutely huge. It was easily comparable to the Thanos dream but only in the sense that they both had the appearance of satan as being completely indestructible by human means. And this lion was definitely the size of a dinosaur.
I suppose we might make a guess by comparing both dreams in terms of size. In this dream, the lion was huge, but in the Thanos dream, he was not as big as in the Marvel movies. I don’t want to read too much into that, but it’s an interesting thought that because of the smaller size of Thanos, there might be a hint that I’ve made some progress spiritually so as to cut down on the ability of the devil to destroy me. Not totally of course, but just a possible sign of progress. I hope so!!
At the very least, both dreams show my own victory over the devil in some ways. If you need two excellent Bible verses about why God always intends for us to have a victory over the devil and all negative circumstances in our life, I suggest memorizing these two below…
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.1 John 5:4 (KJV)
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Corinthians 15:57 (KJV)
I don’t have a “why this dream” section like I did for the Thanos dream above because I don’t remember anything unusual that I did right before the dream other than my normal routine (studying and focusing on anything God impresses on me for that time). So now it’s time for a very brief introduction to what is “satanic warfare”…
I won’t say too much about what makes satanic warfare completely different than normal demonic spiritual warfare here because of how huge a topic this is. I can pretty much guarantee you’ve never heard all the aspects of why this is completely different than anything taught by those who specialize in spiritual warfare. Yes, I’ve read many books that I’ve listed in a previous blog about spiritual warfare. All those books tell about demons and give a very scant reference to satan – none of them go into detail about how satan operates.
Satan does not operate like demons at all. The Bible is very clear about that but most of us overlook those passages and the revelation that is in them. The first place we see satan show up is in Genesis 3 where he gets into the snake and uses subtlety and craftiness to get Adam and Eve to think they were gaining something by disobeying God’s instruction regarding the fig tree. Then later on, we see how satan turned an entire city against Jesus at His trial when they had just all been praising His entry into Jerusalem the day before!
When you go through the satanic warfare teaching that I’m referring to here, you will get all the very in-depth Biblical content to explain those brief comments I just made here. Believe me, I’ve been through that whole series many times and there is way too much to say here. All I can do is just tell those few basics and you’ll have to hear it direct from the resources below.
What I can include here are two verses that deal with how satan deceived Adam and Eve and how his entire strategy in taking over the world was to get man to submit to him and give up their crown in the process. When you understand that the entire Bible is NOT a religious book, but a book about kingdoms and empires, it then makes sense how satan comes to make you bow to him and give up the crown that God intended for us all to have from the beginning.
This also hints at something I’ve been saying in recent previous blogs that are directly about the Empire of God and what positions God may put us in if we go through the right process as Moses, David, Abraham, Peter, etc did.
The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!Lamentations 5:16 (KJV)
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?Romans 6:16 (KJV)
Video – Humility, Pride & Satanic Warfare
Ok, all the above just to lead up to this video and the teaching series I’ve linked below (see cover image at bottom). This video is a very good introduction to satanic warfare and yet there is much more that goes way beyond this in details in the CD / MP3 series below. I hope you will watch this because, like I say again, I cannot get into the material here in my blogs – you have to hear it directly from the source, Apostle David E. Taylor.
If you are new and unfamiliar with who Apostle Taylor is, I suggest the newest page I’ve added to my website here “Validating JMMI” where I show why you should be listening to what I recommend rather than going online and hearing the… ehem… satanic warfare against Apostle Taylor that you can find from other sources who are not speaking what is true.
When you hear what’s in this video, you’re going to get one of the biggest weapons against the devil and you will find out how many people in the church have been completely defeated by satan and they don’t even know it (hint: it’s about spiritual pride, and many church people end being up filled with it).
Ok, that’s all for today… here is the introduction to satanic warfare. When you hear this, my dreams above will make much more sense. Remember what I said above, most likely I’ll follow up on these dreams in future blogs.
Thank you for reading today and watching this video!
- Article: Kingdom Warfare: Casting Out Regional Principalities | Video
- Article: Information Operations: Spiritual Parallels With Global Events & Agendas
- Product: Satanic Warfare series, by Apostle David E. Taylor (CD & MP3 formats, contact JMMI to order)
- Online symbols reference: Joshua Media Ministries International online dream symbols
Thanos image source: PNG Mart
Send requests for dream interpretation using the contact form at this page: Dreams & Prophetic.
Sign up for my email updates and connect with me on all forms of social media.