I have always been a dreamer. I have always gone after the bigger picture, wanted more, or did the impossible. I believe dreams play a huge part in where you’re heading in life. If you’re not chasing your dream, where are you going? They’re meant to be chased.
So, there can be two different understanding of dreams – dreams when you take control of your mind (imagination or thought), and dreams when you do not have control of your mind (in sleep).
I remember being in elementary school dreaming about what I wanted to be when I grow up, or dreaming about how much bubble tea I’ll drink in my lifetime. (lol).
I took control of where my mind went, like when I went into la la land during my ballet recital and fell over during my dance…yeah. That was all me.
But there is a whole other side to dreaming when your mind is not taking control, so what is?
Every human on this earth has a spirit inside of them, it is unseen, but there. Why can’t we see it?
There are two very obvious realms that we can operate in – spiritual and earthly. The spiritual realm is unseen, operated by good and evil…powerful good and evil. God and angel armies are fighting for you, powerfully every day. Satan and demons are also fighting for you, powerfully every day.
The earthly realm, also known as the flesh or physical realm, is plain and simple, it’s what is physical around you. Unfortunately, people only walk in the flesh and are completely unaware of the spiritual. Why? I believe it comes down to fear. The most repeated command in scripture is “do not fear.” That is God saying, “There is nothing scary out there, so do not be scared.” This command is often followed by an action God takes when you erase fear from your being.
- “Do not be afraid of them, the Lord your God himself will fight for you.” (Deuteronomy 3:22)
- “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today.” (Exodus 14:13)
- “Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you.” (Joshua 10:8)
Being involved with spirits can be weird and feel unnatural, but the reality of it is our natural. To walk by spirit is the exact nature God created us by, and to live in. In Psalm 107, it says, “He satisfies the thirsty, and fills the hungry with good things.” The only one who can truly satisfy our souls is the one who created it. We’re meant to walk in it.
So, when it comes to dreaming, thinking, wanting, or understanding, our fleshly minds can only go so far. We only have a certain amount of storage our mind can surpass. But what if we thought how God thinks, or understood how God understands? Impossible. That is impossible for our earthly minds to even comprehend. But when we are in the realm of the spirit, losing the control we want, and letting God take control – we go there. We think how God thinks and we understand how God understands. What a powerful way of living! The one who created the billions of galaxies, is merging His mind and heart into mine.
Ramadan started May 17, God had been putting the community of Muslims in my area on my heart. He was showing me His heart for them, and encouraging my spirit to pray about it. I didn’t know how to pray for this, so I asked Him to show me. (Ephes. 6:18: Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.) So three weeks into Ramadan, I was fasting and praying daily. Into week 3, I spent a significant time in prayer before I went to sleep one night. I was praying in the spirit, and asking God to reveal something in my sleep that I couldn’t see in the earthly realm. I felt like there was something God wanted to show me, but I couldn’t bring myself to the place of receiving it. So why not have it revealed when my mind is at a loss of control? Spiritual forces are always working – “God, what is happening in this area, show me.”
And sure enough He showed up. This is what I had dreamt that night:
Me and my friends (Powerhouse ministry, some of which had been joining me in prayer for Muslims), walked up to a mosque and were ready to share the gospel with them inside. Me and a good friend of mine walked in first, and Muslim authorities in that Mosque immediately grabbed me and tied me up. They started screaming at me in a different language, and chopped off my hair. I was struck with unimaginable fear. I was shaking, and could not control myself. All 10+ of my friends seemed to not even notice I was being tormented, they were laughing and having the time of their lives. Within a second of being clothed with fear, a huge boulder descended from the ceiling and plopped right next to me. I immediately knew it was God. He was bigger and mightier than I could ever imagine. I mean, my God. Within that second of Him being right next to me, I started laughing too, nothing could stop my joy. It was a legitimate switch of emotions . Fearful to extreme confidence and joy. Needless to say I was getting persecuted, no big deal. But literally, no big deal. God was right there, if He is for me nobody could be against me. I cannot begin to describe the peace I had. Everyone of the Muslim faith was totally oblivious to God being right there in front of our eyes.
They continued screaming and yelling in my face, then began to chop of my fingers with a knife. They past the bone, but there was still a hair of skin left connecting my fingers to my hand still. All 10 of my fingers were hanging by a thread. They started getting frustrated because it made no sense that their huge knife could cut through my bone but not a thin piece of skin. Ha. Since they had no luck, one of them said “let’s just get this over with.” And he tried to cut off my wrists to take care of my fingers. But the same thing – no luck. My wrists were hanging by a thread. But when I looked inside my wrist, I did not see liquid substance, bones or blood. My body was filled with this rock solid, fiery, orange substance that was flaming out at them. They didn’t know what to think! Then, they started the same process over with my friend who walked in with me from the beginning, and the same results for her – no luck.
So I woke up the next morning, and I was SO happy. Thank you Jesus for showing me what I had asked you for! Now, it was time to figure out what all of this meant.
So, I wrote down every part, and asked Him what the significance was. And wow, thinking and understanding on God’s level, I 10/10 recommend! This is what he showed me:
Earthly: I have voluntarily been praying and interceding for Muslims to be spiritually awakened to truth during this season of Ramadan.
Spiritually: I had voluntarily walked up to that Mosque planning to share the gospel.
Earthly: Prayer and fasting can be emotionally and physically exhausting. At times I felt my strength was weakening, or spiritual warfare would kick in, that sometimes lead me to wonder if this was all worth it.
Spiritually: They grabbed me, tied me up and cut off my hair. In the Bible, there is a man named Samson, who was known for his hair. His hair represented strength, he was able to lift, move and carry impossible things for man. But God gave him his hair as strength. The Muslims in the Mosque were cutting off my hair, as the devil was trying to cut me off of my strength, because He knows this strength is like no other, and it works. Every single time.
Earthly: My friends were watching me laughing dancing, and living in fullness of joy. But I was petrified. All of a sudden God came down like a boulder. He showed me who’s boss. I then lost all fear, anxiety and panic.
Spiritually: As soon as I went into the mindset and set my spirit that God was with me, and His power is greater than anything, ever, I lost all fear and doubt. Not only that, but I gained extraordinary power. I then began to live in fullness of joy and confidence because I KNEW my God was right there next to me, just like my friends did. Anything could have happened to me and I wouldn’t have a care in the world!
Earthly: They began to try and cut off my fingers. Fingers are what is used to touch. But they couldn’t follow through with it. It was like something was blocking them.
Spiritually: They were trying to stop every Muslim that was being touched at that time. When you pray, God activates angels, and whatever you ask in His name, will be done. God has been touching Muslims during their prayer time, He has been showing and convincing them of truth. They are seeing Jesus for Himself in dreams, and feeling love from the real God.
Earthly: They were not successful with cutting them off. They got frustrated with that, and decided cutting of my wrist would solve the problem, but of course that didn’t work either. Once they slit it open, my insides had a sold, fiery, orange substance.
Spiritually: Obviously they were not successful because the power of God is too strong for them to have their way. My fingers are mine for God to use to touch the lives of others, and God’s power is His and His alone. The orange substance in me was the Holy Spirit. But the interesting thing God said when I asked about this, was, “It’s not just the Holy Spirit in you, it’s who you are. Nothing can shake it.” Come on, God! Nothing can shake me.
And nothing will shake God, not even fake ones.
What can you take from this?
The power of walking in the spirit is so huge. There’s no time for walking in flesh. The spirit in you is what heals the sick, moves mountains, and shares the gospel through actions. The Holy Spirit is what teaches and shows you what is happening in the spiritual realm and prepares for you victory – always victory.
I challenge you to let go of your control and to let God.
As there Ramadan ends tomorrow, be praying HARD for these people. I believe God showed me this dream because He has a plan, and He will move when vessels are listening and willing. Let’s be those vessels.
Let’s live on earth as it is in Heaven,