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Prayer Journal: Prophecy, Dreams, and Visions

In Living Color

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God speaks in living color through visions, dreams, and natural parallels, found in everyday life. He that has an ear let him hear! Can we allow the Lord to teach us, His word, in living color?” “In the last days” God said, ” I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, your sons and your daughters will prophecy … old men will dream dreams and young men will have visions … and there will be signs in the heavens and the earth …” (from the book of Joel and the 2nd Chapter of Acts in the New Testament). There has never been a time so complex in history, then now, where we need all the help we can get to navigate through today’s world.

The word of God is far more sufficient to do that than any other source. In fact, any source that does not stay in line with scriptures is rubbish to avoid. A dream, or vision, that comes from the Holy Spirit, will always line up with God’s Word. The bible is a handbook for believers to refer to, that we may either substantiate, or dismiss, whimsical flutterings, or impressions, that come to us.

To often we shut ourselves off from the still small voice of God for fear that these fluid (less tangible) experiences may be exploited by the enemy and deceive us. When all we need to do is take them to the Lord and lay them out before the light of His Word … all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness 2 Timothy 3:16 ( New International Version).

Preparation for the prophetic is to study, in intimate detail, the genuine, unadulterated, Word of Truth. And WHO is that? In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, the Word was God! By Him and through Him were all things made that were made, and there was nothing made that was not made through HIM. John 1:1. To know the Word is to know Christ for HIS sheep know HIS voice and a stranger they will not follow. Once you have that as a foundation for your HEARING EARS you have nothing to fear. Any thing contrary to God’s word spoken to you will be immediately checked by the Spirit of truth that was give to us, to lead us and guide us in to all truth.

This is so that we will be able to expose counterfeits, not fear them. Along with that we are to study to show ourselves approved, to be ready workmen that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. … If you are still growing, and learning to hear, you should already be in a family of believers who can help you. A dream from the Lord should never be discarded, take it to HIM, or an elder but never just ignore it.

Job 33:15-18 (The Message)

“In a dream, for instance, a vision at night, when men and women are deep in sleep,fast asleep in their beds—God opens their ears and impresses them with warnings.To turn them back from something bad they’re planning, from some reckless choice, And keep them from an early grave, from the river of no return.

It is over due that the body of Christ should be tooled up in training and preparation for the generation we are living in now. A generation that is far more awakened to the supernatural world, than God’s supernatural priest hood! We see, how in scripture God gave dreams, visions, and signs to heathen kings, and noblemen. And he raised up Daniel, and Joseph, and the prophets to understand those dreams, visions and signs. Even in the New Testament God spoke to men and women who were lost, preparing them to receive His word- Herodias warned in a dream about John. Peter, given a vision about Cornelius, while Cornelius was being prepared by an angelic visitation, to receive word from Peter. If you are a minister and you are not equipped to handle these kind of encounters, that the unsaved in this world are already experiencing, then you are not equipped to handle what is coming.

This pouring spoken of in Joel 2:30-31 is a deluge of spiritual activity unprecedented in the history of the Church as we go deeper into  last days”! As lying signs and wonders will send for the world’s attention, and false prophets seek to up stage the true;  men and women of God will demonstrate  HIS power, HIS authority ans will eat and devour the rod of the false prophets! Will we rise to the occasion and join this rank of peculiar people who will set forth the praises of our God? Unfortunately, many Christians are so amazed that they are having dreams and visions, they are missing the point as to why. What is in the message? What are the instructions? Bring forth the revelation and walk it out.

You see, when we believe we have heard, then we will take it up to the next level and walk out the purpose FOR WHAT it was that we heard. Not go around broadcasting.” I had a dream, I had dream, I had a dream, I knew that was going to happen and it did!” The word of God says that ” I will confirm my word with signs and wonders following.” So you saw that there was going to be an earthquake, what was the message what was the word?” Let’s mature from this place and move on from these ” God encounters” and into the purposes for them.

Below I will give an example of a dream and it’s prophetic purpose. A dream from the Lord will fall into one or more of these categories:

1. Wake you up.

2. Stick with you all day, in vivid memory.

3. Often recur. Same theme different settings.

4. Will have symbolism in it that you recognize.

5. Have Jesus speaking to you in it, or an Angel.

6. Give you a sense that you were given a message.

7. Will make you feel as if you were awake the whole time.

Any one of the above dream types should always be written down, before you forget them. Night mares are normally an attack, and should be counter acted with the Word of God declaring the promises of God, and blessing over you and your family.

Remember, an anxious mind will create lots of restless dreams. This is not of God for He has said, that He gives His beloved rest.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

In the comment box below I have posted an actual dream and interpretation as an example, of interpretation and purpose. Remember, that dreams can have layered applications.

If you would like to submit a dream for evaluation, message me for my dream journal.

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Written by The Pouring

December 30, 2010 at 7:50 pm

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  1. Below is an example of a dream and interpretation that has a purpose to be carried out.

    “God isn’t late with his promise as some measure lateness. He is restraining himself on account of you, holding back the End because he doesn’t want anyone lost. He’s giving everyone space and time to change.” 2 Peter 3:9

    Hi Deana,
    01:33 AM on March 31, 2009

    I was on the beach a friend and I. He was cooking on a round bbq in front of a high, cement wall. I looked out over the water and saw the sun rising, or maybe setting, either way it was low in the sky. Waves were coming in and crashing. Then I watched as the water pulled back away from the beachhead and I saw a high, forceful wave coming back in. I warned my friend, “that looks like an angry wave,” I said to him. We need to leave. He barely heard me and continued cooking. I ran along the wall until I found an opening and went and stood in the doorway. I heard the sound of laughter, of people eating and drinking and relaxing. They were unaware of the wave. The wave hit the beach and the cement wall hard. The talking stopped. When the wave went out, my friend had disappeared. I saw people in the water, some who were swimming. I asked how they were able to do that. A voice said, “they know how to swim with the wave.” When the water came back in there was debris, dead fish, shrimp, but people were out scavenging even though the stench was unbearable.

    I was looking at the pictures the week that it happened and saw the cement wall on the beach. It was part of the resort. On top of the wall was a place where people could sit in beach chairs and get sun have drinks. That’s when my dream came back to me. I started researching tsunamis and discovered that their trademark was water pulling away from the beach. Before that, I had no idea of what tsunamis were.

    I had this dream maybe the 19th or the 20th of December, 2004. Not time enough to interpret or warn anyone.

    Your thoughts are welcome.

    newinepouring

    11:57 PM on March 31, 2009

    Yes, I would say the Lord gave you the dream, and it is for a warning, but there was nothing you could have done about it then. The dream parallels the spiritual condition the world is in right now. It is a message to the believer, and a warning for mankind and his destiny. I know that you would have liked to have warned people about this, and perhaps that was the highest purpose for it, that many of us in the body have not been quite ready for ( to execute natural disaster warnings that governments will pay attention to) but I believe we are coming into that kind of kingdom authority in the earth. I also, believe that God is getting your attention on a truth that is far more profound than even this cataclysmic event that was very grievous for so many, regarding a call to evangelism for a truly lost and dieing world.

    They call the tsunami of 2004, the day that the earth rocked on it’s axes. What message, what warning, could be more serious? I believe that God is saying to you and all other watchman on the walls, ” As real as this tsunami was (that you did warn people about in the dream)… so also, is the second death God warns us about in scripture; which is eternal separation from the creator. The walls of this world cannot keep us from the wrath that will be poured out upon this earth for those who reject Christ; however, He said, ” I am the door”. And that is where you found refuge for your self in the dream. Your refuge was in a door way. The Way of the Door.

    In the days yet to come.

    I believe the sun truly was setting. Your dream signifying the end of the age we are moving towards. Your friend was doing, what the rest of the world has been doing from the beginning of time; eating, drinking and making merry. As they did in the days of Noah. As they did when Noah warned them. You saw the waves and watched them, as all sober minded Christians should. And then you began to see an ominous sign as well. An unusual, chain of events began to occur. The sea, as you found out later, gave you the sign of tsunami. The Word of God say’s my people parish for lack of knowledge. For those who do not know the word of God, for those who do not watch and pray, for those who are not sober and vigilant; an otherwise normal day, will be the bait of a trap, that will catch them unawares. As one more un-discerned sign of the times goes un-noticed until the day He comes as a thief in the night…

    For a moment the great tsunami of 2004 stopped the world in it’s tracks. People were lost, it was devastating, it hit close to home in all of our hearts. But, did that change human nature? Did the world repent?

    The debris field and aftermath.

    When sin is finished it brings forth death. Yet in the stench of death a wayward world continues to deny the one who created them. They became skilled in riding the waves that were to warn them; however, in the end- no skill, no earthly knowledge, no works of any kind, will save them. Sadly your friend in the dream did not have ears to hear. But God is saying continue to watch, continue to pray, continue to warn them, and work towards bringing the lost to the Way of the Door. Even if it feels your the only one standing. For those who have found themselves pre warned of Global or local calamity, but had no power or means, or clear understanding to pre-warn others; rest in the knowledge that your God is reminding you that the message of the Cross and the saving of souls, and your intercession for your country and those around you, is as real as warning people of death, in the earth shattering events you’ve dreamed of. -deana

    The Pouring

    February 22, 2011 at 7:25 pm


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