We have entered into a new year which I believe is going to be an exciting year filled with encounters from God. Many will begin to hear the Holy Spirit in a new way through dreams and visions. I would like to share an incredible dream that I had several years ago which I feel is relevant for today. At the time I had just came home from a powerful meeting in which the anointing was so strong on me that I actually had to wait a couple of hours before driving home. When I got home I was still in the presence of God and I didn’t get to sleep until 4:00 a.m. As I fell asleep I had an awesome dream – encounter.
In the dream I went somewhere with my family. My cousin Raymond showed up and I was happy to see him because I hadn’t seen him for some time. I noticed oil splattered on the right leg of my jeans above my knee. I wasn’t too upset about it but Raymond said, you better get that oil out before it sets in. Note: In the natural this is the same leg that I broke (hip – femur) in 2011. I had screws in the right side of the leg at the time of the dream but since that time I had the screws removed. Then the dream shifted to another scene.
There were two other ladies named Pat and Cathy with me in the dream who I don’t know in the natural. We walked down the street, and I was looking for a place named “Crown Palace”. I noticed a little storefront which had very bright fuchsia pink and purple curtains. It looked like a stage with curtains and I thought to myself that it looked tacky because of the bright colors. I peeked in and I said, this must be the place. Pat and Cathy left as they were driven away in fear.
As I stood there observing, I began to hear ancient music with a constant drum beating. It was like a tribal or bongo drum. Everything was very vivid in color. Then people began to come walking out in a line. I recognized that they were Hindu’s or Muslims. The ladies were all dressed in long colorful gowns with veils. I don’t think that the men had head wraps. They all moved at the same time doing some kind of dance ritual. They were in three groups of three people in each group. One group of three were making a motion with their hands as if they were winding something like a big wheel in reverse. They all moved and turned at the same exact time. Then they moved back in reverse in one accord. Then they all turned around and pointed towards me at the same time. Then one (or two) groups held their hands up to their eyes as if they had binoculars and they turned towards me and were watching me. They were doing everything in unison at the same exact time in this ritual.
When they were finished they all lined up and began to walk away. As I watched them, it appeared as if their bodies were turning into stone as they were leaving. I called out to one of them who was a Christian lady, and said: “What are you doing with them? Come on sister you know better than that, you know Jesus – You are not supposed to be with them”. She avoided me and tried to hide her face as she was leaving with them because she didn’t want them to know that she was a Christian. When they left I called out to Pat and Cathy again. They came out from hiding and asked me if I was alright. I said yes of course, I am fine. They told me that they were afraid of those people. They recognized that it was spiritual but not from God. I told them that they shouldn’t fear them. End of dream.
The dream was so profound that as I was waking up I felt a strong presence of God and I was still hearing that ancient ritual Egyptian sounding music. It also reminded me of the four living creatures which were all moving in one accord with the wheels within wheels in the book of Ezekiel.
This is what the Lord is showing me. The spirit realm is real. As long as we don’t open ourselves up to anything, there is no need to fear. We must have discernment in the times that we are living. The Lord is calling us to a season of prayer. This is so important to stay connected to Jesus so that we will recognize the genuine from the counterfeit and understand our assignments. We must stay in His word, pray in the Spirit and stay in the communication of prayer so that we will not be deceived in the days ahead. Also our words have power. Death and life are in the power of our tongues. Our words carry authority.
In the natural I know a restaurant named Crown Palace. I passed by it the day after this dream to see if the Lord would show me anything. There is a huge sign advertising for psychic and tarot card reading right above Crown Palace. This is the demonic counterfeit of the works of the Holy Spirit. I also looked up the names in the dream.
Raymond means “Wise protection, adviser”
Cathy means “Pure, purity”
Patty means “someone of noble and high rank”
A friend of mine who is a prophet sent me the interpretation of the dream at that time. This is a small part of the interpretation that he gave me. He said: Your dream is a spiritual journey (through the dream) into the spiritual realm to observe what the enemy is doing, so you in turn can veto or over rule it. (Ezekiel and others (Ezekiel 40) and other prophets were often taken by the Spirit of the Lord into the spiritual realm to observe). Notice the winding and unwinding motions which are depicting (visually or by interpretative dance) the reversing of something through the dance ritual. This reversal is focused on reversing what God is doing through Spirit led worship and ministry.
So we are living in exciting times. The Lord wants to do wonders among us and He will use us and give us discernment as we are submitted to Him.
“In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while slumbering on their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction” Job 33:15-16.
“He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him” Daniel 2:22.
“He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given”” Matthew 13:11.
Blessings in Christ Jesus,