The Showdown

Thursday, May 24, 2018 posted by Diana Pulliam

The morning of May 15th, a sister in Christ asked me to contact her regarding a dream/vision she’d had before fully awakening that morning. She knew it was an urgent warning for the Bride.

This Saint is one of the Lord’s “hidden ones” who has been pulled aside to be taught by Him.  I know her as a skilled warrior, rich in spiritual discernment.  This was her dream:

I walked into a large mansion.  As I entered, I saw a Bride.  She was breathtakingly beautiful, and desirous of her Bridegroom, who hadn’t yet arrived.  The wedding was soon to take place but the preparations weren’t complete.  She was rushing throughout the many rooms of the mansion making last minute decisions and arrangements for the wedding. 

As I scanned the room, I saw a man sitting on a sofa.  He was dark and mysteriously handsome.  He was so amazingly attractive and alluring, I found it difficult to keep my eyes off him.  His focus was entirely upon the Bride, watching her every move.

The mysterious man continued to watch the Bride, his eyes full of lust for her.  It was obvious he desired to have her for himself.  His strong allure and good looks were somehow pulling at her and she knew she was in danger. 

The Bride began to grow tired and seemed to lose her energy and vigor.  She appeared “wilted.” At that time I remember thinking it would be good if she went to her dressing room to be refreshed before the ceremony. 

I noticed the handsome man had a smug expression on his face, as if he knew he would soon have her! (End of Dream)

For a two day period surrounding the time of this dream, I had been hearing the word “Showdown” in my spirit.

The word ‘Showdown’ is defined as:

A final test or confrontation intended to settle a dispute

Synonyms: confrontation, clash, face-off

(in poker) the requirement at the end of a round that the players who remain in must show their cards to determine which is the strongest hand  (emphasis added)

I knew it was somehow connected to her dream, but waited for the Lord to reveal more.

In the early morning hours of May 20th, upon awakening, the Holy Spirit whispered,

“Every spirit that confesses Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist…” (1John 4:2).

I began to earnestly pray for revelation as to how this was all connected.  What did the Bride being in danger, the word “showdown.” and Jesus coming in the flesh have to do with each other?  The Holy Spirit then began to show me.

Exactly one year ago, when called away to be alone with the Lord, He gave a specific command to the Bride, You Must Take Dominion!”   

This was the original command God had given Adam when He told him to take dominion over all the earth (Gen 1:26).  In Psalms 8:3-6, it says “What is man that you are mindful of him…You have made him to have dominion over all the works of your hands.”  Of course we know Adam gave his dominion over to Satan when he chose to believe him instead of God.

To get dominion back into the hands of mankind – only a flesh and blood man could qualify.  Jesus (the Word) became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:12).  He stripped Himself of His former glory, came as a sinless man, thus qualifying to take back the dominion Adam had given away.

Jesus gave all power, dominion, and authority to His church, His Body on the earth (Luke 10:19; Ephesians 1-6).  The Body of Jesus, cleansed by His Blood, has a legal right to operate in the same dominion as Jesus did.

The Dispute

The devil never acknowledged Jesus to be a man, because He knew He had come from God. Fully aware of what’s written about their ultimate fate, the demons were always concerned He’d come to “punish” them before the appointed time (Matt 8:29). Even as evil spirits obeyed the commands of Jesus, they did so in a state of confusion and protest. For the enemy to acknowledge Jesus was a one-hundred percent flesh and blood man while walking the earth, would mean they had to relinquish dominion to Him – as he was sinless…

On the other side of the dispute, the religious crowd always asked Jesus, “By what authority do you do these things? And who gave you this authority to do these things?”(Mark 11:28 Acts 4:7).  They didn’t believe God was Jesus’ Father, and that He had come from God.  And if Jesus did not come from God, then He would have been born under sin as all have been since Adam.

Either way, the legal right of Jesus to take dominion and authority from the “god” of this world, and give it to the Church, was, and will continue to be, challenged – until the dispute is settled once and for all – until the showdown.

The Showdown

After the first century church, I’m sure it appeared to Satan he’d won.  For the “church” as a whole, by rejecting and refusing to walk in the power and authority given her by Jesus, has effectively handed her dominion over to Satan, just as Adam did so long ago.  She not only refuses to stand against the kingdom of darkness, but now embraces the very sin which sent Jesus to the cross.   Satan (not Jesus) is the head over this apostate church, and the devil now has a “body” to work through!

But thanks be to God, He has always had a remnant.  There is a group of faithful men and women rising up who are beginning to awaken to their true identity in Christ Jesus.  God is calling them out of this “church”, separating them unto Himself.

These are the “hidden ones.”  They are even now being cleansed and purified, to be made ready for their Bridegroom.   The Father Himself is selecting each one.  The selection of the Bride has begun. (see ‘The Selection Is About To Begin!’)

The Lord wants to make very clear, not all selected to go through the purification process will be a part of the Bride. Remember the ten virgins?  All ten were virgins, but only five were chosen. The door was shut on the remaining five, as Jesus told them, “I never knew you.”

As the Lord revealed in the aforementioned dream, Satan has now focused his attention on the Bride of Christ.  Jesus has given Her all authority, power, and dominion – and Satan wants it back!

I mentioned earlier that one year ago, on May 20th, 2017, the Lord said, “You Must Take Dominion!”   Exactly a year later, May 20th, 2018, as I got out of bed and began walking across the floor, the Holy Spirit shouted,


By the Holy Spirit, I began going throughout the house shouting out this question over and over, probably upwards of 60 times: “Will She Take Dominion?

The Bride was growing tired, losing her energy and vigor while awaiting her Bridegroom.  The devil was trying to allure her, to get her to look at him – to desire him.

Why was she “entertaining” Satan by even allowing him in the room?  Obviously the pressure he was exerting against her was having an effect.  She was in danger and she knew it!  The danger had risen to the point his smug expression revealed “he knew he would soon have her.”

The moment the Bride chooses to take dominion, to stand in all that Jesus came and died to give her, the devil will be kicked to the curb! She will then be used as His instruments of righteousness, to punish all disobedience.  For a brief window of time, she will do the works of Jesus, and even greater works will she do.  This will result in the greatest harvest for the Kingdom of God in history!

Those who refuse to believe what Jesus came in the flesh to do, who refuse to take dominion and walk in the power and authority of Jesus, will join the spirit of the Antichrist!   They will give their dominion to Satan, and he (not Jesus) will become their “head.”  The “body” of Satan will come against the Body of the True Heirs of God!

The Showdown is just head, with the dispute soon to be settled once and for all.  The counterfeit “bride” will be exposed, removed, and dethroned!

The Lord is shouting out to us,

“Will She Take Dominion?”

To Be Continued

Please take what has been shared here before the Lord in prayer for understanding of how this may apply to you.

Scripture References:

Genesis 1:26, “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image…let them have dominion… over all the earth…”

1 John 4:2, “By this you know the Spirit of God.  Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist…”

John 1:1, 14, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…”

Philippians 2:5-10, “…Christ Jesus, who…made Himself of no reputation, …coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name…that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord…”

Ephesians 1:22-23, “And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him…”

Luke 10:19, “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy…”

1 John 3:8, “…For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”

Mark 11:28, “By what authority do you do these things? And who gave you this authority to do these things?”

Matthew 8:29, “Suddenly they shouted, “What do you want with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the appointed time?”

2 Cor. 10:5-6, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”

1 Cor. 6:2-3, “Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world?…”

Revelation 20:2,“He laid  hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years…”



14 Responses to “The Showdown”

  1. David Says:

    Excellent word also so true will we take dominion, it been lately on my heart this word to take dominion over ever area of my life and walk like Enoch walk.

  2. Diana Pulliam Says:

    Yes! We must submit our will to the Father in every area of our life. Proclaim His Truth, and kick the devil to the curb. He has no dominion over the Saints of the Most High God, unless we give it to Him! Blessings to you!

  3. Michele Sperber Says:

    Yes, yes, yes Diana. Thank you for the travail you’ve been through to deliver this timely word from God. I believe every word that imparts life to the body of Christ has had suffering as its mother to produce it. There are few mothers of Israel (those whose discernment, hearing and counsel are from “the head”, even the Lord Jesus….. those who walk in wisdom, faith and LOVE)- You are such a one Diana and I thank God for you.

    I want to share with the body of Christ here on the Pod what I believe walking in dominion looks like. A couple of days ago, I heard the word “regal” and I saw myself in a beautifully embroidered gown of a mostly dark wine color intermingled with dark blue and dark purple. I was wearing a gold crown on my head and the points of it reached all the way up to heaven.

    The etymology of regal is: “royal, kingly; of or belonging to a king, worthy of a king”… from “to move or direct in a straight line”, thus “to lead, rule”

    The crown is a second witness that I, as well as all who are the Bride of Christ, are NOW in a ruling state-…. stately and regal. Remember that Jesus said that He was IN HEAVEN at the same time He was on earth (John 3: 13) and so are we who who dwell in Zion and make up the Philadelphian church.

    The wine colored dress speaks of us going through the wine press… with might (blue) and the fear of the Lord (purple). Embroidery represents a processed work that’s been accomplished. Ah, my brethren, we’ve had to go through the eye of the needle in order to wear this royal gown… We’ve had to be brought down low and when we are in a low place, we are not wearing bright, gay colored garments… There are times and seasons for putting on the many aspects of Christ, eh? This is the time of the “show DOWN”!!… even the revealing of the ones who SUFFER with Christ and who are ruling in the midst of their suffering.

    I believe the handsome alluring man in the dream is the lying, deceiving one who tells us: “You don’t have to suffer”… He’s the one with the prosperity message, NOT the Word that says that it is the poor that are rich in faith. He’s the one who says that God doesn’t put sickness on you. Really? What do we do with the word in Exodus 15: 26 in which God says: “I will put none of these diseases upon you which I put upon the Egyptians”? Yes, God uses the waster to destroy, even the Devil as the tool to put affliction on us, but he plainly claims in this scripture that He is the One Who does it.

    In Isaiah 45: 7, God Himself says: “I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create EVIL.” He is not saying that He creates moral evil: The Hebrew word “rah” according to Strong’s Concordance #7451 means: “adversity, affliction, bad,calamity…..misery….sorrow…. trouble…. WRETCHEDNESS.”

    How many of us know that this evil is necessary until we are brought to the end of ourselves as Job was who was reduced to dust and ASHES?… until we speak ONLY His words? After the wine press has accomplished its work of crushing and bruising us … after God’s consuming fire has burned out ALL that is of the fleshly nature, THEN we shall see and have the end of Job… even TOTAL healing and restoration.

    I heard the word “Daystar EMBER”. The etymology of ember is: “small live coal”…..”ashes”….”to burn”… “hot ashes”…. “FIRE”!! The Daystar ember tells me that we are in the last part of the dying process… that the little bit of fire left is still necessary to reduce us to “nothing in ourselves”, but I tell you we are taking dominion in the midst of our trial… in the midst of our burning. YAY, our light is shining and we are rising up even though our natural senses tell us otherwise… We are presently more than conquerors. (Romans 8: 37)

    I found myself singing in tongues yesterday with these English words in the midst of them: “A bride is coming forth”…. There was more singing in the spirit and then: “Bride amore destiny.”

    Truly, LOVE is our destiny brethren, and whatever it takes for us to become love is worth it all. Do not let that dark, handsome, alluring one deceive you: ONLY, “the ones that suffer with Christ will reign with Him.” 2 Tim. 2: 12.

    P.S.: Baca” (weeping) came in my tongues several times during this recent time of suffering in my life. I thank you for your prayers for me and for the precious ones who reached out to me via E-mail. May you be encouraged as I was by these words in Psalm 84:

    “BLESSED is the man whose strength is in you; and whose heart are the ways of them
    Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also fills the pools.
    They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appears before God.

    Hallelujah that each of us is just PASSING THROUGH and because of the fruit of long suffering that is being produced in the valley of sorrow, something of great value shall be and already is ours to give to others. ✝️☀️

  4. Diana Pulliam Says:

    You nailed it! The handsome man on sofa (Satan) is always offering to “ease” our pain and suffering,to comfort and appease our flesh. There have been many attempts throughout that he has offered to do this very thing with me. I could have taken matters into MY own hands and ended the emotional agony, taken myself off the cross if you will, but to do so, I knew I’d be turning my back on what God called me to do.

    Sister, your spiritual grasp and understanding reveals you are going through this process. But yes, it is only after we have been emptied out, poured out as a drink offering, that He may fill us with Himself! And I too feel Him rising up within me now. The resurrection! Praise God!

  5. William Thompson Says:

    I agree with Michele! Thank and praise God for travailing and pressing in to receive this powerful word! It has only been by the grace and mercy of God that He has brought you through all of this! During the course of this time of purification which He had set aside for you, He remained faithful! And thank you for pressing in and focusing upon following Him as during this time the workings of the evil one had tried many times to stop this work of God in you! God did NOT allow it to be “aborted” before its time! He has been and always will remain upon the throne even when others think that He is not doing His job properly and take it upon themselves to remove Him and do His work!! THIS is that spirit of antichrist that works within the body of Christ! It denies the power of God and works against Him…..this is that enmity which He has been showing us over these past few months! He truly is working upon the very selection of the Bride to prepare Her to receive Her Promised Bridegroom! I pray that those who claim to be “believers” will truly fall upon their face before His glorious Presence and repent so that they would be a part of what He is doing… be a part of the Bride……it is time for “The Showdown!” How truly glorious is the works of His hand!! ALL glory goes to the Father, in the Name of His Son and our coming Bridegroom, Jesus!!

  6. Diana Pulliam Says:

    God has been so merciful to me throughout this whole time. He brought you to walk along side me through all this. As others fled the scene, or pushed me away, you remained! Thank you for your faithfulness to what God has called you to do.

    And as the Lord told me recently, “It is only by My Grace and Mercy that you have made it through.” Even though we kick and scream during the crucifixion process, it’s only when we are emptied of ourselves that we may truly live in Him!

  7. Michele Sperber Says:

    An added thought: When the word “dominion” comes to my mind, I think of taking dominion over the nations within.

    Nations like: indignation, discrimination, assassination, indoctrination, stagnation, resignation, extermination, hallucination, impersonation, hibernation, inclination, condemnation, alienation, denomination, indiscrimination, consternation, contamination, insubordination, procrastination, divination, imagination, dissemination, fascination, determination, extermination, damnation and a whole lot more.

    THEN when we tell the devil and demons to go, they MUST go. Yes, we will have dominion and rule the nations within and without when SELF is no longer on the throne instead of Christ!!

    “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you.” John 15:7

  8. NAnn Says:

    Matthew 24:23-25 (ESV) Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.

    I have been pondering what this will look like – that even the elect could be in danger of being lead astray. This description gives a peek at what it may include: “He was dark and mysteriously handsome. He was so amazingly attractive and alluring, I found it difficult to keep my eyes off him. His focus was entirely upon the Bride, watching her every move.”

    The pattern for sin throughout Scripture is this: We see it. We desire it. We take it. We suffer the consequences of it. The devil makes sin “amazingly attractive and alluring.”

    WILL SHE TAKE DOMINION is certainly the big question. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. This is why “I” MUST decrease.

    Thank you for this posting. My prayer is that God will look into our hearts and fill those who truly love Him with everything we need to overcome.

  9. Diana Pulliam Says:

    The plan,or scheme, of the enemy normally involves bringing pressure or crises against a saint, while at the same time dangling a “solution” to the situation. The “solution” will always involve compromising in some way, the will of God for your life. To get relief for your flesh, you will bow and submit your will to the enemy.

  10. Robert Says:

    Thank you Diana.
    I read this and reread your Aug 12, 2017 post. The Lord gave me instructions afterwards on taking dominion and authority. I read a number of posts, but I always find yours to be the most inspirational and aligned with the path the Lord has me on.

    Thanks again and God bless you in your journey. I have no doubt the Lord is using you to be a blessing to many.

  11. Diana Pulliam Says:

    What the Lord is telling His Body to do is not a suggestion, but a COMMAND! We Must Take Dominion! To fail to do so is refusing what Jesus came to this earth to give back to mankind. To fail to receive is to remain in the flesh, in enmity against God, and aligned with the Spirit of Antichrist! What the Lord is showing now, which God willing will be posted within the next few days, should be of encouragement to all!

    God bless you, Brother!

  12. susan Says:

    Diana, I so needed to hear this tonight. Oh, how I beg the Father for relief, knowing there are still pieces of ‘self’ that need to go. Dreaded are the mornings in apprehension of what the day will bring. I tell the demons the Word says they MUST go, but hear them laughing. I feel their presence and nothing has any effect on them. I let them steal my joy.

    Soon we will be commissioned and our words will no longer fall to the ground! I have been through too much to bow to the enemy now. I am so relieved to know others are out there… “for such a time as this”. Thank you Diana for your faithfulness to His call.

  13. Diana Pulliam Says:

    We will not faint, but continue to stand in Christ Jesus! I was told several times this morning, “Hold On!” He then began to reveal some things that, suffice it to say, “The laughter of the enemy will soon be silenced!” Hope to get this encouraging word from the Lord out soon!
    God bless!

  14. Tiffany Says:

    Susan, you took the words right out of my mouth. I have been in the fire, white hot, so long that I sometimes despair that I will ever get out. It is ONLY by His grace that I stand. I can’t tell you how much I see myself in this dream. I have been feeling lately very tired…and that he’s waiting for me to give up. I’ve felt so close so many times. I have been in the furnace for 13 years. The furnace turned up 7 times hotter the last 6 years. Only the Lord has walked this path with me. Thank you all for your encouraging words.

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