In the beginning of 2015, I had an unforgettable dream that has appeared in my thoughts of late. Just as He did with Daniel in the Bible, God does reveal, warn, encourage and speak to us through dreams. About a year ago, I began blogging about my dreams. As a watchman, I knew they were symbolic messages from God that I felt compelled to share.
I was in America—but not the America we know today. Our country had been taken over by another, and we were under their military rule. I. Do. Not. Know. Which. Country. But I distinctly remember the soldiers were Asian, without a doubt.
Appearance wise, most of the soldiers were tall and thin with jet black hair and the typical Asian skin color, but darker rather than lighter. All wore uniforms, which were the usual military camouflage green. And they all had huge guns strapped around their bodies.
Anyone who wanted to go anywhere outside their home had to get permission from one of these soldiers. They were everywhere, seemingly.
In the dream, a female friend of mine and I needed to go somewhere. We approached a soldier. After a brief conversation about where we were going, he granted us permission.
Our mode of transportation was totally different. Imagine one of those log rides at an amusement park, like a wooden canoe sliding down a water slide, with seating for two or four, one behind another. Well, our ‘vehicles’ were shaped like those logs, but instead of wood, then were made of iron, low to the ground with seating for two. When we got in, electronically, a dome closed in around us and locked us in. I believe the soldier pushed a button, and we took off. The vehicles traveled on tracks, much like trains do today. But they were exceedingly fast.
Is my dream about Americans being controlled by foreign soldiers with guns prophetic? I hope not. I’d love to believe it is a symbolic message of how we ought to pray so that this DOES NOT happen.
Obviously, guns are about control. The military can certainly be about control—but also protection, and order, and rules, regulations, maybe war, maybe even death.
Let’s consider possible interpretations of this dream, corporately, personally and spiritually.
I know America has one of the strongest and largest militaries on the planet. But we have arrived at the point in human history where control can happen in many ways; it is not limited to guns. Can anyone say Corona?
COVID-19, Corona, the Rona, (that makes me laugh every time) … at this moment has definitely taken control, not only of America, but practically every corner of the world. It has changed the way we operate as a society, the way we engage—or not—drastically. Freedoms have been taken away, in the name of safety.
So, based on this dream, if it is, indeed, a message to us, what is the question we should be asking as a nation?
Are other nations plotting to take control over the U.S.? Is there a group within the U.S. that’s plotting to take over? On the surface, I had to ask myself these questions after having this dream.
I am reminded of yet another ‘threatening’ dream; I had this one quite recently, on the morning of Sunday, April 26. I dreamed that 100 Russian ships were discovered in the Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles from America. When you consider that there are ~3700 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, 400 miles off the American coast is relatively close. Naturally, everyone was concerned that an attack was imminent.
As God is my witness, I am not making this up. Is this a warning?
Is there anything that has already taken over your life, such that you feel compelled to bow to its will, even though you don’t want to?
Are you in a struggle over decisions and direction for your life or are pondering the meaning of life and your part in it?
If the answer is “yes” to any of those questions, there are answers, and you can open the door to liberty. But first you need the key, which I believe can be found along The Way:
“Jesus explained: I am The Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through union with Me … ”—John 14:6 TPT
If anything, or anyone, is controlling you, and you know you need to be free, I dare you to get to know Jesus—more than you already do, wherever your knowledge of Him lies. It will be pivotal.
What should the Body of Christ ask as a result of this dream?
Is there something within humanity that has taken over us, such that we are not quite as effective as we should be? Are we winning souls for God’s Kingdom, or are we just ‘going to church’? Has complacency, fear or a lack of boldness taken control of our thoughts and actions?
Is my dream a warning that such can happen, that Christianity would be swallowed up in America by other beliefs and/or control over our lives—if we don’t rise up in the authority we have been given—to set the captives free, to comfort the broken hearted, and to “tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come” (Isaiah 61:2 NLT)?
Perhaps the ‘vehicles’ the Body of Christ has been using—to evangelize, to pray, to seek God—need an upgrade for swift, impactful change to occur in our lives, our nation and our world.
Despite the 2020 circumstance our global society finds itself in, here is a biblical tenet that I hope inspires you:
”For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”—Romans 8:38-39
What is your interpretation of my dream? Your thoughts on this blog? Please share!