Collection of Dreams
Updated: Feb 20
God speaks through dreams. In Joel 2 it was prophesied that in the last days, God would pour out His Spirit on all people – sons, and daughters would prophesy, they would dream dreams, and see visions. Since the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came with power upon all those in the Upperoom until now, this Scripture is continually being fulfilled (Acts 2).
As an avid, nightly dreamer, it is one of the many ways God speaks to me. I have therefore included a collection of some of my recent personal dreams which I want to share as a source of exhortation. My prayer is that these dreams serve to encourage all of us on our destiny path – a destiny that was given to us before we were even born, and which ultimately is to “fulfill the plan of God...” (Ephesians 1:11 TPT).
You will see that along with a theme of destiny, a number of my dreams are also centered on a GREATER LEVEL OF INTIMACY that the Holy Spirit is inviting us to enjoy with Him. He wants us to walk closely with Him - He desires to be our Wisdom (Proverbs 1:20). He longs to share His revelation-secrets of His promises with us (Psalms 25:14). He is the Truth-giver (John 16:13), the Gift-giver (1 Cor 12), He is all Power (Acts 1:8) and every good fruit comes from the Spirit of God (Galatians 5:22-23). Many dreams I have had throughout 2022 have highlighted more of the majesty and glory of our beautiful Lord.
So to begin with, here are 2 Scriptures that I believe summarise my dreams and offer an overall picture of what I’m sensing the Lord is saying.
EXODUS 33:12-19 (NLT)
One day Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Take these people up to the PROMISED LAND.’ But you haven’t told me whom you will send with me. You have told me, ‘I know you by name, and I look favourably on you.’ If it is true that you look favourably on me, LET ME KNOW YOUR WAYS so I may UNDERSTAND YOU MORE FULLY and continue to enjoy your FAVOUR..." The Lord replied, “I WILL PERSONALLY GO WITH YOU, Moses, and I will give you REST—everything will be fine for you... I LOOK FAVOURABLY on you, and I know you by name.” Moses responded, “Then SHOW ME YOUR GLORIOUS PRESENCE.” The Lord replied, “I will make all my GOODNESS PASS BEFORE YOU, and I will call out my name, Yahweh, before you..."
PSALM 84:5-12 (TPT)
How enriched are they who find their strength in the Lord; within their hearts are the HIGHWAY OF HOLINESS! Even when their paths wind through the dark valley of tears, they dig deep to find a pleasant pool where others find only pain. He gives to them a BROOK OF BLESSING FILLED FROM THE RAIN OF AN OUTPOURING. They GROW STRONGER AND STRONGER with every step forward, and the God of all gods will APPEAR BEFORE THEM in Zion…
For just one day of INTIMACY WITH YOU is like a thousand days of joy rolled into one! I’d rather stand at the threshold in front of the Gate Beautiful, ready to go in and WORSHIP my God, than to live my life without you in the most beautiful palace of the wicked. For the Lord God is BRIGHTER THAN THE BRILLIANCE OF A SUNRISE! WRAPPING HIMSELF AROUND ME like a shield, he is SO GENEROUS WITH HIS GIFTS OF GRACE AND GLORY. Those who walk along his paths with integrity will never lack one thing they need, for he provides it all! O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, what EUPHORIA FILLS THOSE who forever trust in you!
I have had a number of dreams about being IMMERSED in a greater measure of God's glory in recent times. 2 Corinthians 3:18-19 tells us that there is an "EVER-INCREASING GLORY that comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit". This Scripture further tells us that we are continually being "transformed into his image as we move from one BRIGHTER LEVEL OF GLORY TO ANOTHER".
DREAM: IMMERSED IN GOD'S GLORY
In this first dream, I was IMMERSED in what felt like the WEIGHT OF GOD'S GLORY. I literally felt the PRESENCE OF GOD touch my skin as I was deep in WORSHIP. My arms were outstretched heavenward, and as I worshipped my King, a great OUTPOURING of His Spirit WRAPPED AROUND – enveloping me. I was DRENCHED in what I can only describe as a HEAVY RAIN, which instead of water, was made up of BRILLIANT LIGHT that shimmered with every colour imaginable. It was a EUPHORIC and glory-filled moment!
To me, this dream highlighted a new level of INTIMACY we can enjoy with HOLY SPIRIT. In fact, this dream was shortly thereafter replicated in person at a prophetic conference I attended a week later where the WEIGHT OF GOD'S GLORY WAS SO HEAVY no one wanted to leave. For hours we remained under the glory cloud of the PRESENCE OF THE LORD, and it was so thick that it was hard to stand upright in His Holy presence, similar to what is described in 2 Chronicles 5:13-14 when the "priests could not stand to minister because the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord".
I believe this is going to be the NEW NORM for those SEEKING MORE OF THE FACE OF GOD, AND A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS SPIRIT.
DREAM: ACCESS INTO THE NEW STATE THROUGH HOLY SPIRIT ALONE
In this second dream, I was driving along a HIGHWAY when the Spirit of God said to me that we were about to enter a section of road that was IMMERSED deep UNDER WATER. As we approached this section of road and proceeded to enter into it, the only way I can describe the transition is like we had crossed into ANOTHER SPIRITUAL DIMENSION - one that was utterly NEW, and that required a greater measure of TRUST IN THE LEADING OF HOLY SPIRIT than I had ever known before.
The water that had IMMERSED me in this dream was again not literal but rather a WEIGHTINESS OF HIS GLORIOUS PRESENCE which filled this section of the HIGHWAY. There was a QUIET PEACE in this section of the road too – again it was like when you are underwater and everything is SILENT. HOLY SPIRIT WAS THE ONE NAVIGATING THE ROUTE, and I realised there was nothing to be afraid of. Though it was a NEW experience, Holy Spirit was GUIDING me through it, all I needed to do was TRUST Him.
Whilst still IMMERSED under the water, we made our way to a SERVICE STATION that was the only place you could purchase the necessary TICKET required to gain ACCESS into the NEW STATE we were heading toward - a State renowned for its NEW WINE and which hosts many CHURCHES.
Tickets could not be purchased by just anyone at this Station. It was only HOLY SPIRIT who had the AUTHORITY to PURCHASE the tickets so I could gain ACCESS into this NEW STATE.
This dream took place on the border of South Australia. When I awoke immediately I thought of the prophetic word spoken over Australia 400 years ago by Portuguese explorer Pedro Fernandez de Quiros who dedicated Australia:
"The Great SOUTHLAND of the Holy Spirit".
South Australia is also renowned as a wine region, and Adelaide, its capital city is known as the city of Churches. The highway in this dream reminds me of the highway of holiness that Psalm 84 speaks of and the redeemed walk on (Isaiah 35:8). A service station in dream interpretation is often symbolic of a place where the Church receives an infilling of the Holy Spirit. Water is also symbolic of the Spirit of God. The Ticket required to gain access to the new State could only be purchased by Holy Spirit.
And so I believe this dream is once again pointing to a deeper level of INTIMACY and TRUST in the leading and guidance of HOLY SPIRIT that the Church is being invited to enter into. There is NEW WINE in NEW WINESKIN (Mark 2:22) we can enjoy IMMERSED deep under the weighted glory and transformational power of the Holy Spirit - He alone is our ACCESS INTO THE 'NEW STATE' (Acts 1:8, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Joel 2:28, Isaiah 60:1-5). And for AUSTRALIA, I believe we are entering a FULFILMENT time where the above-mentioned prophetic dedication comes to pass and we WILL BE KNOWN as the "GREAT SOUTHLAND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT"!
DREAMS: FULFILMENT / COMPLETION TIME
I have had numerous dreams where the Lord has said it is FULFILMENT TIME. In one of my dreams, I received this one-liner:
"I am bringing you back full circle into completion".
I have also had numerous other dreams where the following numbers have been present:
40, 10 and 7
In Biblical numerology these numbers speak of:
40: The ENDING of a wilderness/testing /purifying season (and the BEGINNING of entering into the promised land)
10 and 7: COMPLETENESS, DIVINE PERFECTION
I believe many are coming to the completion of what has felt like the longest, driest wilderness season. You will soon find yourself in a time of CELEBRATION as if it is CHRISTMAS TIME - for some, it will be a type of coming HOME as my next collection of dreams depicts.
DREAM: THE BREAKS ARE FALLING OFF... IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME!
I have had many dreams this year where I have seen the struggles many have faced trying to fulfill the plan and purpose of God in their lives. I have seen an onslaught of enemy attacks, a bombardment of distractions, accusations, doubt, and confusion – all designed to thwart the plans of God.
Thank God – His plans will always prevail (Proverbs 19:21).
In this dream, I was riding my bike down a busy street. There was a vintage car driving beside me and I had a sense that instead of riding my bike I was supposed to be driving the vintage car. I felt the man driving it knew it too, and I sensed a MOCKING SPIRIT against me.
As I kept riding down the street, I got to a busy intersection that lead onto a congested highway. Others were on similar bikes to mine, and we were ALL IN A LINE WAITING TO CROSS OVER. I was at the back of the line, and it was incredibly hard to cross the highway as it was so busy. But then ALL OF A SUDDEN I saw a WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY to cross over, so I quickly moved from the back of the queue to the front in readiness to make my move.
As I began to cross the highway, immediately my BIKE SLOWED DOWN - it was as if I was in the wrong gear. But no matter how much I tried, I couldn’t change the gears to speed up the bike. Though I was peddling as fast as I could, I was going so slow that I was almost hit by the ONCOMING TRAFFIC.
Just in the nick of time, I made it safely to the other side.
Upon reaching the other side of the highway I realised I was at the top of a really steep hill that I was now looking down over. As I began the descent, my speed began to gain MOMENTUM. I was going really fast when suddenly the BRAKE on the right side of my handlebar FELL OFF. I saw it roll down the hill, breaking into pieces. Earlier on my BACK BRAKES had also COME OFF so it was now hard to STOP THE MOMENTUM I was gaining as I headed down this steep hill. Then I remembered I had one more brake left - the brake on the left handlebar still worked. Though it wasn’t as powerful as the other brakes that had already fallen off, still it helped me get safely to the bottom of the hill.
As soon as I got to the bottom of the hill, I THREW AWAY THE OLD BIKE. Though I didn’t know how I’d get HOME without it, still I knew I was FINISHED with the old, and as I walked away from it, I set out on a NEW PATH that felt LIBERATING. I found myself walking a street that was so beautiful – all lit up with Christmas lights and decorations. All of a sudden, I realised it was now CHRISTMAS TIME.
As I said above, there has been an onslaught of attacks against the destinies of many of God's beloved in recent times. These spiritual onslaughts have sometimes looked like a 'mocking spirit' designed to cause doubt, distraction, and confusion. The enemy has been trying to slow us down, break us down, confuse, and overwhelm us with fear and anxiety. This dream depicted many of the exhaustive methods the enemy has used against God's beloved from fulfilling their God-appointed destinies.
However, God is still in control. And so this dream is also an encouragement to us. We don't have to stay riding the old bike – the Lord is saying:
"...Behold I am doing a new thing, do you not perceive it" (Isaiah 43:18-19).
Many in the body of Christ have been in a season of shedding/pruning/shaking – the breaks hindering many from living out their God assignments in this season, are falling off. Holy Spirit's dunamis power - His MOMENTUM – is propelling many forward in this time. He will bring each of us safely to our destination. Where these faithful ones have sown and laboured well in the dry season, you will soon reap a harvest. You will come into a time of CELEBRATION where the delivery of long-awaited promises will be miraculously birthed because our Gift-Giver is saying:
It's Christmas time”!
DREAM: REST IN GOD TO FULFIL OUR PROMISED DREAMS
I’ve had two dreams about coming HOME in recent weeks. In my first dream, I saw three EAGLES each carrying one of my household PILLOWS in their beaks. As I watched these eagles take my family’s pillows I got the distinct impression in my dream that they represented God going before us to prepare the next chapter of our family’s destiny. The pillows these eagles took reminded me that we can REST in God to FULFIL OUR PROMISED DREAMS.
DREAM: TICKET HOME
In the second dream, I was in a foreign land and I had been stuck there for over 8 years. In order to get back HOME I needed a TICKET which up until then I wasn’t able to obtain. But then out of the blue, I finally received my ticket HOME. As I entered my homeland, I kissed the ground upon which I had so longed to return. Upon entrance, I knew I was back where I belonged – I had finally arrived HOME and immediately I found my TRIBE and began to minister alongside them.
Many have been in a season of TRANSITION. It has been a time of REPOSITIONING for many - be it moving location, tribe, ministry, or change of work, etc. For some, you are still in this TRANSITION state. But, as is represented in the number 8 in this second dream – we are in a season of NEW BEGINNINGS.
Through these dreams, I believe God is once again encouraging us to REST in Him. He is going before us. He is preparing the way, we need only to follow His LEAD and when everything is ready, our TICKET HOME (whatever that looks like for each of us), will be issued. The Exodus 33 Scripture I included at the beginning of this blog, speaks to these dreams. The Lord is encouraging us that EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE. He looks FAVOURABLY upon us. He KNOWS US BY NAME. He is PERSONALLY GOING WITH US and He will lead us HOME.
I pray these dreams have been a source of encouragement to you and serve to exhort you to:
"Keep running with perseverance the race [which is your God-ordained destiny] that is marked out for you” (Hebrews 12:1).
In His Abundant Blessing,