I’m often asked, how did I start in the prophetic?
I think this was the first Call I received, although I didn’t recognise it as such for nearly 40 years.
That didn’t happen until 1995, when my friend, soon to come my mentor, called me to tell me that God had told him to ask me, if I would like to learn about the prophetic.
This morning, I received a reminder of a Dream I had many times as a child — from 9 or 10, up to the age of about 17 or 18.
I don’t remember exactly when it started, but it was part of my nightly routine by the time I was 11 or 12.
I do remember that this dream repeated several times a year — it was almost that I could visit the Dream whenever I wanted to.
The Dream itself was always roughly the same — I was flying like an Eagle. High and free above the Earth at quite a height, I would fly around for a while, but I always ended up in the same place.
I flew around until I spotted my favourite spot — a ruined big Church or Abbey or Cathedral.
I always flew to the same perch high in the great arch above where the altar used to be located.
The ground was probably a hundred feet (30m) or more below me, grass covered now and open to the elements as the roof had long since gone.
The reason I loved this spot, was the peace I found and felt up there. It was my safe place in the Dream.
I was probably feeling Gods presence, but I don’t truly know. All I do know is that I was safe and completely at peace up there.
All this detail from 60-70 years ago!
The following photos remind me of all this. The first two are of Bolton Abbey, around two hours from our home. The third is Lindisfarne, where St. Aiden and St. Cuthbert lived over a thousand years ago.
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.