Fri, Dec 29th - 6:38AM
The dreams that I dream-36- Enemies live at peace
Once when we lived in a certain place, there was a person living in another house close by. Outwardly he was very friendly, but the Lord showed me his true nature one night in a dream.
In the dream, this person comes to visit me and he talks with me for a while; then when I go into another room to get something, he takes hold of our pet dog and strangles it, laughing slyly all the while. That was all that the Lord showed me. It was a message from the Lord to beware of him because he was a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
I prayed about the matter that the Lord may not allow him to do any harm to us. Since he was in close proximity to us and dealt always with us, there seemed no way to avoid him. I kept praying about the matter that the Lord may provide an proper solution to this problem.
Then another night, as I slept, the Lord showed me another dream. In the dream, I see this person on the path leading to his house and I tell him that God is going to open a way for him to go abroad. As soon as I say this, his attitude changes and he is overjoyed and does a jig. That was all I saw.
A couple of days later, I saw him in the same spot as I saw in the dream. I told him what I had told him in the dream. He was very happy and went away merrily. From that day his attitude towards us changed. He started being genuinely helpful and respected me. Indirectly, through his wife, he asked for our prayers and was a changed man altogether.
I just think about the wonderful things that our Lord can achieve through small things. A few right words to this man changed his attitude towards us. Praise the Lord.
The Bible also says,
“When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.”(Proverbs 16:7)
Sat, Dec 23rd - 6:35AM
The dreams that I dream-35- Faith Challenge
Some time back, I saw a dream where I have to get past a huge door that is locked. I have a big suitcase in my hand and I am trying hard to find a way to get through the door to the other side. Finally I find an opening at the top of the door and with great difficulty I squeeze myself through the opening. Once on the other side, I heave a sigh of relief, but as I look around, I see that I could have just walked around the door to the other side. I had totally missed that aspect in my struggle to reach the other side.
Passing through a financial crisis those days made me struggle hard to find ways to meet the urgent needs. Most of these were efforts on my part without putting my faith in action. Here the Lord was showing me that there is another way to get past these hurdles and that is putting my faith into action by praying and claiming the promises of God that He has given to us in His Word. There may be a period of waiting too in this case.
Often our faith falters when we land in trying situations. We pray and there is no immediate answer and so we resort to the plans that our minds conceive immediately instead of waiting on the Lord. Sometimes we cannot stand up to the faith-challenge. Of course, we may get through the crisis, only to find that there could have been an easier way.
Sat, Dec 16th - 7:28AM
The dreams that I dream- 34- X-ray Diagnosis
My grandmother once had persistent cough and wheezing for around 4-5 months. I put her on medication but the condition persisted. I got her blood tests done and changed the medicines, but there wasn’t any improvement. The x-ray of her chest didn’t reveal any problems with her lungs or bronchial system. She and others at home were disturbed by the constant hacking cough and I was in a quandary.
We were praying about the matter regularly, but a healing didn’t come soon. Then one night the Lord showed me a dream. In the dream, I am examining my grandmother’s x-ray and this x-ray is different from the x-ray taken in the hospital. While examining the x-ray, certain parts of the lungs are focused upon and I can clearly visualize worms in the lungs. That was all I saw in the dream.
When I woke up, I realized that I had missed the real cause of the cough. The Lord here was showing that the cough was “allergic” because of larvae of worms that had migrated to the lung because of worm infestation. Mild ascariasis (round worm infection) with only a few parasites in the body may cause no symptoms. Symptoms occur with moderate or heavy infestations, sometimes progressing as the parasite migrates through the body. After a person ingest ascaris eggs, they hatch in the intestine and the larvae migrate into the lungs causing persistent cough, shortness of breath and wheezing.
Once I knew the diagnosis (and this couldn’t be wrong because it was the Lord himself who had shown it), treating her was easy and within a few days, my grandmother was perfectly healed.
To the question, “Is there a better physician than the Creator himself?” The answer is No, and that’s final. Hope you agree.
Tue, Dec 12th - 8:32PM
The dreams that I dream- 33- Praying for extension of life
One night, in a dream I saw one of the pastors in our town dying in an accident. The accident was quite horrific and I woke up with a start, in the middle of the night. I prayed for him that the accident may not happen and that the Lord may be merciful and avert such a mishap. After a while, I slept and again in a dream, I saw a terrible storm hit this pastor’s house and him dying in the calamity. When I see a dream twice about the same matter I know that the matter is urgent and that it will surely happen if I don’t intercede. So I spent quite a while in prayer and retired for the night again.
Usually when I see a dream of someone being involved in a calamity/accident, I just pray about the matter and do not urgently inform the person about it. But if I dream about the same matter twice, I have learnt from my experience that it is the Lord’s desire that I inform the other person about the matter, so that he/she may pray about the matter too.
I had absolutely no contact with this pastor. I just knew that he lived somewhere in our town. I asked some people in our locality about this pastor’s whereabouts and finally got his address. After my clinic hours, I traveled to his house with a friend of mine. He was conducting a prayer meeting at his house that day and I had to call him out to tell him what I had seen. He was quite surprised to see me and more surprised when I told him why I had come there. I didn’t wait long, but just told him that the matter was urgent and that he should fast and pray that the calamity may be averted. I believe he took the message I gave him with urgency, for though he was involved in an accident, he escaped with minor bruises. That was 12 years back. He is still alive and works for the Lord.
This is not the only time that the Lord has shown me that someone may die and that I have to pray that the Lord may extend their lives. There have been several instances, some involving my own family members. But God has been gracious and has saved many a disaster from happening because of the warning messages that the Holy Spirit gives. Praise the Lord.
"In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, "This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover." Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, "Remember, O LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah: Go and tell Hezekiah, 'This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.” (Isaiah 38:1-5)
Sat, Dec 9th - 7:12AM
The dreams that I dream- 32- Should I carry this burden Lord?
Some years ago when I pastored a Church, a lame man joined us for worship. Lame in both legs, he could walk only with his bent knees and hands (very difficult to explain it in words). Yet he would join us for the Wednesday meetings and Sunday worship. Those days we had our church on the 3rd floor and he walked it up on all 4 limbs as there was no lift in the building. The only problem was that I had to continually support him financially. He had no job which was not unusual considering his bodily condition yet with all the financial burdens that I bore during those days, this was an added burden. His spiritual growth was not good either and this made me more apprehensive in supporting him. Sometimes I was not happy that I had to give him money each week but I did it because he had no other means of earnings.
There was a great tussle going on inside of me for some time as I was not able to decide whether to continue to help him thus, even when he wasn’t really accepting the gospel truths that I was telling him. Then one night the Lord spoke to me in a dream. He showed me carrying this man on my shoulder and walking along a narrow path. The man seemed to be relieved that there was someone to care for him. His weight seemed to be a burden on my body and I shift him from one shoulder to another. Initially I find difficulty in praising the Lord while carrying him, but then after a while I start praising the Lord and walk on, not putting him down even though I was in discomfort.
Through this dream the Lord was indicating that I should take care of this man, though he may cause discomfort to me and be a burden. I needed to praise God even in this circumstance.
Living out the gospel is so different from preaching eloquent sermons. Sometimes believers wish that there was no 2nd mile to walk. But the reality is that, that is when the Lord is really pleased with us.
May God give us the grace to walk the 2nd mile.
“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.”(Acts 20:35)
Thu, Dec 7th - 11:09AM
The dreams that I dream-31- Scorpions
A time came in our lives when we (me & my wife) decided to leave the house where we lived with my parents and move to a rented house closer to my clinic. There was opposition regarding this from several relatives and we were in a quandry whether to shift or not to shift. We knew that it was God's will that we should move out for a while, but the opposition was real too.
One night as I slept the Lord showed me a dream in which I am in a precarious situation. I see myself standing in my parent's house wearing a shirt which is covered on the front and back with live scorpions. The scorpions are not stinging me but just clinging onto my shirt and body. I fear they'll sting me and try frantically to remove them but to no avail. Suddenly my father comes in to the room and takes his bath towel and strike at the scorpions. they fall to the ground and I heave a sigh of relief.
The dream ended there.
What the Lord showed was that, though my relatives were clinging onto me with arguments of their own for us not leaving the house, my father would help me in this. And that was what happened exactly. When the time came, my father gave us the "go ahead to move out" quieting all the people who had their opinions against us moving out.
This dream also could mean "the Heavenly Father" helping us in the process of moving out (my father being shown in place of the Heavenly Father)
The Psalmist says,
"Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings." (Psalm 63:7)
And so will I, because He is my help too.
Tue, Dec 5th - 6:56AM
The dreams that I dream- 30- The secret lives of some believers
Once while I fasted for 7 days, I had a very close fellowship with the Lord. I had been fasting and praying for several reasons including personal sanctification and the members of my church. Sometime towards the end of the fast, one night the Lord showed me a dream. It was not exactly about the people I had prayed for, but believers and people in the ministry in our town.
3 distinct sins were shown to me and that too by believers and men and women in the ministry who on the outside were very pious and held in high esteem by others.
Sin number one was alcoholism. The Lord showed me a prominent 'so called' believer who couldn't end his day without taking a swig of the dreaded stuff. Sin number two was prostitution, by some who were regarded as prophetesses. Sin number three was extortion by ministers who had immoral motives too.
I really was astonished on seeing this and woke up at night feeling very sad and was in tears for quite a while.
I asked the Lord why He had shown me this, because I had not prayed about any of these people. He just said, "I just wanted to show you how some believers and ministers of the gospel are.You show so much respect to such people without knowing the truth.A day will come when everything will be revealed and many will then suffer shame and destruction."
Sun, Dec 3rd - 7:47AM
The dreams that I dream-29- Elephants
Late in 1997, for a period of 2-3 weeks, my 5 year old daughter, who usually enjoyed worship and prayer with us at home and church seemed to be irritable and disinterested when it was time for prayer. She seemed to be troubled when the prayer time approached and because of the trouble she created, the joy of worship was lost. We tried to pacify her in different ways but nothing seemed to work. If I scolded her, she immediately would cry and there would be more problems. We prayed to the Lord to restore peace during our worship and prayer. The problem persisted for quite a while and then the Lord showed me this dream one night.
Me, my wife and our daughter are walking together on a street, singing and praising the Lord joyfully. Suddenly, out of nowhere a herd of elephants rush at us and and our daughter is separated from us. The elephants chase our daughter and she flees from them.
One small elephant blocks her way as she cries and runs and this elephant frightens her and nudges and pushes her with its trunk. We cry aloud on seeing this, praying to the Lord fervently, because we are helpless and the herd is a big one. For a while we feel that our daughter will be destroyed by the elephants,but then a huge hand comes down from above and shields her from the herd, not even allowing the elephants to see her. We run to her and my wife picks her up and we are overjoyed that no harm had befallen her though the elephants had troubled her so much. The dream ended there.
This was obviously a satanic attack and we decided to fast and pray for our daughter's deliverance. Soon she was her old self again, praising and worshipping God with us and God restored peace as only He is able to.
The elephants represented a host of satanic powers out to disrupt our worship and prayer life. They did this by attacking our little child, but the mighty hand of God shielded her from harm and set her free. Praise God for his protection and deliverance.
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