What is God Prophetically Speaking to You?
“For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it. He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds. He whispers in their ears and terrifies them with warnings. He makes them turn from doing wrong; he keeps them from pride. He protects them from the grave, from crossing over the river of death” Job 33:14-18.
One of the ways God communicates with us is through dreams. As you can see from this scripture, most times our dreams are about us and what God wants to reveal about our lives, good and bad. There are times when we receive Prophetic Dreams. These dreams are usually about the future or God revealing something to you that is presently going on that you are not aware of. It could concern you or it could be about someone else. I will share a prophetic dream I had but first I must preface the story.
In 2009 I was unemployed and collecting unemployment. Most of the temp assignments that were coming my way did not pay enough money for me to compromise my weekly benefit from unemployment. In order for me to accept a temp assignment or a permanent position, I required a certain amount of pay. No one could fulfill my request so I continued to collect unemployment benefits. During my free time I read several books, one of them being, “A Divine Revelation of Hell.” by Mary K. Baxter.
Over a period of thirty days, God gave Mary Baxter visions of hell and commissioned her to tell all to choose life. For some reason, one particular experience she had stayed with me. While in hell Mary noticed a small framed woman who was about eighty years old. The woman had no flesh, just bones and she was being burned by a continuous fire. The woman had one leg and there seemed to be holes drilled in her hip bone. Mary asked Jesus what happened to this woman. Jesus explained that while the woman was on earth she had cancer and surgery was done to save her life. Many people came to tell her about salvation and how Jesus could heal her, but she rejected God over and over. She said God gave her cancer and therefore she hated him. Eventually she died and the same way she existed in earth is the same way she will exist for eternity. I thought to myself wow; I don’t want anyone I know to end up there! Shortly after reading the book I have this dream about old ladies:
“I’m sitting in the pew of a church and its kind of empty and dimly lit. One by one old Caucasian women with canes are going to the altar to pray or be prayed for. An old lady is standing at the front waving for me to come on. I see Mother J (a prayer warrior in my old church) sitting in a pew to my right. I felt aggravated and annoyed being there. I keep saying to myself, why am I here? I get up to make my way to the old lady waving for me but I’m very hesitant. She rushes me along and hit me hard on my left arm. I fall down to the ground and roll into a fetal position crying profusely. Mother J came over to comfort and encourage me.”
I always keep a dream journal next to my bed. As soon as I awoke, I jotted the dream down. I had no idea what this dream meant. I knew that it involved prayer because of Mother J and the old women going to receive prayer. I asked God for revelation on the dream but did not get it. The following month I accepted a seasonal temp position at UPS working in the HR dept. The pay was right for me. After four weeks in HR my supervisor explained the assignment would be ending in a couple of days. She asked if I was interested in temping for the Dispatch department in the basement because two ladies were going out for surgery. Without hesitation I said yes. The agency called to offer me the position but explained the pay would be $3 less. Now I’m annoyed and hesitant to accept. I wrestled for a day with making my decision. I didn’t want to burn my bridge with the agency, so I said yes.
Dispatch was tucked away in the basement where the UPS drivers worked. I assisted them with their route schedules and made sure packages were delivered on time. Immediately I felt annoyed and aggravated. I kept thinking to myself, why am I here? The pay sucks! Complain, complain, complain. The room I worked in consisted of five women. All of the women were nice and openly shared their personal health issues with me. They talked about how mostly everyone that worked in dispatch including the drivers had health problems or was going to have some kind of surgery. One of the women I was covering for was having surgery for cervical cancer. After a couple of weeks I became friendly with everyone including some of the drivers.
One day an older woman in her late sixties named Linda was leaving for the day and dropped her rosary beads on the floor next me. She picked them up and proceeded to tell me that she was an Atheist but her children were Christian. She said awhile back she had cancer and so did a friend of hers. Her friend was healed or beat the cancer because of the rosary beads. Her friend suggested she take the rosary beads so that she could be healed or beat cancer as well. Linda said she could have cared less whether she lived or died, it just didn’t matter. Fortunately she beat the cancer but her outlook on life made me extremely sad. When she left I began to cry. I wished she believed in God.
My Dream Manifested:
Linda reminded me of the old woman in hell who had cancer. All of a sudden, I remembered my dream. I scanned the dimly lit room I worked in and noticed all the women were old enough to be my mother. The same thoughts and feelings I had in the dream I was experiencing in reality. I became extremely overwhelmed because there was a purpose in me being at UPS. I felt so much compassion for these people. I felt responsible for their souls. God set me up! Lol!! He lured me into the first position because of the pay and he knew I wouldn’t refuse the second position because I didn’t want to burn a bridge with the agency. I needed to understand what my assignment was at this job, so I reached out to Mother J.
One evening after bible study I explained my dream to Mother J. I asked her if was to talk to these people about Jesus? This made me nervous because I didn’t want to turn these people off with all this Jesus talk. Mother J. reminded me, “One person plants the seeds, another person waters it and God gives the increase” – 1 Corinthians 3:6-7. She said all need to do is listen to the needs of these people and pray for them. Pray for Salvation and healing in their lives. I felt encouraged and comforted by her words. For the next month and a half, I became a listening ear, an encourager and a prayer intercessor for my co-workers at UPS.
The dream God gave me was prophetic. It was about the future and an assignment he had for me. The old women in the dream represented the women I was going to work with. The annoying feelings I had and the hesitations were true feelings that I was going to experience in the future. The woman waving for me to come meant that I had an assignment from God. Me falling down in a fetal position and crying represented my intercession for these people. Mother J. represented herself as an encourager and advice giver. I had no clue what this dream meant until I experienced it. God cares about everyone!! He wanted to bring healing and Salvation to a small group of people that I didn’t know existed. He used me to plant the seeds and hopefully someone else will water them. It’s been three years this month! I often wonder about that group.
God is so incredible! He speaks to us in my many different ways. We absolutely cannot keep him in a box. Don’t toss your dreams because they don’t make sense. Pray and ask God for revelation. Write it down! Keep a journal that you can refer to when your dreams begin to manifest. God may have an assignment for you!