I believe we've been in a season where demonic activity is at a high. Much is going on the spirit realm in the heavenlies, and over nations. Prophetic voices are rising and being put in place. The Church is being stirred from complacency to awakening. It's almost like when you begin to mess and stir with a hornets' nest, you can expect a response.
In the past few weeks, I've had two dreams containing cockroaches in different scenarios, and another prophetic friend released a dream about exposing cockroaches. So I began to ask the Lord for the revelation of what He's been showing me.
In the first dream my husband and I were in a house, but we were leaving because the house became unsafe. As we were heading out the door, there was a wall panel that had been taken off leaving the inside of the wall exposed. As I looked into the darkness, I had a knowing there were cockroaches hiding in the darkness. All the sudden I began to see movement in the darkness, and the light came exposing hundreds of cockroaches running up and down the inside of the walls. It was disgusting.
In the second dream, I was sleeping in my bed, and for some reason I woke up. As I opened my eyes I saw this huge cockroach coming towards me. I grabbed my pillow and put it on top of the cockroach. I pressed down on it till I heard it crunch. Once I heard the crunch I knew it was dead.
In the first dream, I believe the Lord is saying He is uncovering and exposing hearts in this season. In dreams, a house can represent your life/heart. It may seem fine on the outside, but many are trying to hide what's in their heart. God is exposing hearts in this season, that are full of sin and demonic activity. Cockroaches in dreams represent sin, unclean spirits, and demonic things. This reminded of Luke 11:39 where Jesus told the Pharisees, "Then the Lord said to him, "You Pharisees are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy--full of greed and wickedness!"
I believe the Lord is exposing the hearts of men. Many have been hiding sin and wickedness in their hearts. Some are allowing soulish desires and emotions to run rampant in their hearts. If you allow sin, wickedness, or soulish things to fester unchecked, you will eventually have an infestation in your life, that could bring down your whole house (life) so to speak. To infest means to live in or overrun to an unwanted degree or in a troublesome manner (dictionary.com). Luke 8:17 says, "For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open." Allow the Lord to shine His light in your life. There is nothing that He's not seen already. The Father desires for you to be free from sin, and the things that have polluted and made your heart unclean. Repent and allow the Lord to set you free. It's time to turn the light on, so the enemy will scatter in your life.
In the second dream I believe the Lord was showing me the enemy is trying to sneak into your life, or place of rest undetected. In dreams a bed can represent a place of rest, or intimacy. The Lord is granting you greater discernment and sensitivity to be aware when the enemy tries to come in undetected. The enemy is always looking for ways to contaminate, pervert, and defile areas of your life. Make sure you don't give a place for the enemy to come into you life. When you do sense and discern the enemy coming in, kill it immediately. If we don't stop the enemy at the door he'll take over the house before you know it.
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.