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One of the purposes of prophecy is to let us know what the the future will be if nothing intervenes or changes. It can empower us to seek God for solutions to possible troubles. Jesus stilled the storm and we can ask Him to do that too. Jesus walked on the water and we can ask him to stop floods too. Nothing is beyond His control. He shares His ministry with us so we can grow up into Him. Sometimes He waits for us to invite Him to act so we can learn about His power.
"See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you." Isaiah 42:9
Nearly 40 years ago I had a dream I shared with my pastor. In it we had to run to our homes and stay behind our fences in order to be safe. The fence I stood behind was a white picket fence. I could see things like Chinese lanterns floating in the air towards us and saw the word adonia (not Adonai which we translate Lord).
The coloued lantern things were not from our Lord.
Prophecy for intercession
Some years ago I was rostered to pray in church and God spoke to me about a volcano errupting, so I prayed that people living near volcanoes would have enough time to get out safely. A week later I heard on the news about a volcanic erruption. They said everyone got out in time. I prayed for the safety of those travelling in aeroplanes at that time as well, and years later, in 2015 I met a lady who had been on one of the planes. Her plane had been diverted from their destination, and they spent some days grounded before they could continue flying. God answered my prayers, and let me know He had.
18/6/21 Restore the discarded foundational beam.
I dreamt a house we used to live in had been excavated underneath and cleared it out. One of the foundational beams had been cast aside and the house was unsafe as the beam held up the laundry. The laundry floor was rotten and wobbly and the wall was missing. I called to the builders to restore the foundational beam and repair the floor.
July 2020 Building
11/5/20 A positive perspectiveIn a dream, I was adding colour to an image of an orange couch. It was just a lot of black horizontal lines on pale orange. It didn't look like a couch but I knew it was one. I was about to add some shading to the right arm rest to make it look more like a couch, when a voice said the couch was a symbol. The part I was looking at was a door.
Some thoughts: I believe God was saying to view the lockdown from a positive perspective.
When Jesus spoke of Himself as the door He was talking about other things than opportunity as well. He was speaking of the way he protects His people.
I Googled chair symbol and saw that a chair was symbolic of authority and dignity.
We need to rest in Christ and keep our position of authority. We are seated with Him in heavenly places (1 Corinthians 15:22).
12/1/20 Push Off
I had a vision during worship in church. I saw a wharf jutting out into deep dark waters and heard the words, "Push off. Push off." I looked around for a boat but saw none. It was dark. Then I heard the words "Push off. Push off," again. It reminded me of what Jesus said to Peter, "Put out into deep water." The word about going out into the deep water had been in my mind for about a year. In the distance (future) I saw bright light with something like fireworks in it. Then I saw a fountain of water coming down from the sky. The sermon that followed that day was similar: Don't make your decisions based on fear. On the 19th January I had a dream with a similar message about jumping off the building, out of a large door like window. It was like what we sometimes call taking a leap of faith, or letting go.
It's time to let go of many things, to go where Jesus leads. Leave what you thought was the safety of the known, of doing what you've always done, from relying on your culture, stereotypes and tradition. This new path may be as scary as deep water without a boat, but do it. Push off.Some painteres have been painting a similar theme lately too, so I know the message is not just for me. I made this quick sketch as I had a sudden and Holy Spirit inspired desire to paint while in New Zealand. I bought some cheap paints, brushes and paper.
I was woken by the splash of water from a tear. I felt it and saw an image of a veiled lady with wheat behind her. I fell asleep again and woke with the image of a water pot and the spiralling of the Spirit coming from the water pot.
In the evening in a church meeting I heard the Holy Spirit say, "I have my finger on you." and we sang words about being a tree.
God is a hand’s on person. He is intimately involved in shaping our lives, working it for specific tasks and special appointed times. He has a purpose for each branch. He is intentional in His work.
5/7/19 PianoThe congrergation is a neglected instument. The piano also has slipped from its place. The Lord desires to change this. His character is not one of domination over His instruments, yet this is what we see in many churches today. Seek Him for how He wants you all to worship. Don't rely on your own knowledge. It's a new day.
2/5/18 God's HeartGod's heart is saddened when his children don't recognising the time and heed his call, when they are too busy doing their own thing, making their own messy story. Yet He keeps on waiting, preparing new things for them. He has beautiful things to do in their life that will improve their life story and make it beautiful. Every page can reveal His humility, His character. It can be screen printed by His hand, in their book, if they come when He calls.
In a dream I saw a factory where imitation milk-like drink was being made. We all drank it. We were just walking around, not doing anything, and some noticed they’d lost weight and were glad. I suddenly knew what the problem was. Cows ruminated. They chewed on the grass completely and the factory process didn’t do that. The factory put enzymes into their milk to try and imitate the cows process, but the imitation milk left small bits of white plastic like stuff in our bodies, like artery clogging. Then someone noticed and said, “If you leave it in a tray for a while it becomes like a flexible piece of clear plastic.” Someone, a young man greyish looking, made it into the seat of a swing and stuck a welcome mat on it. He then stood on it. He didn’t swing on it. He just stood on it and the bristles that made up the word welcome began to disappear. It didn’t hang from a tree. It seemed to just hang down in the air. I liked the welcome mat (not the swing). It felt good to wipe my feet on the bristles and I said, “I want one of those.” Then I looked away and saw lots of people coming to look at the person on the swing. I looked at him and he was grey, ghost like, completely moitionless.
"In my heart I have treasured up your spoken word so that I might not sin against You." Psalm 119:11
I dreamt that a great wall of balls of ice and snow like enormous hail was released by something like lightening and I wondered if the wall was holding back water. The hail/snow went flying everywhere. In a mountainous area, houses along a river began to be flooded as the river became a torrent. Some were swept into the icy river. I wondered why they didn't climb the steep mountain instead. People were told to leave their houses but were too slow. Then someone told me about a valley further up . They said, "The whole valley is about to be flooded." I set off to warn the people and passed a row of deserted houses, I presumed were from a previous flood. I came out into the valley and people were standing around a well, staring at it. The water had risen and it looked like the icy covering was about to melt and the water would pour over the top. I started telling people that people were saying the whole valley was about to be flooded. They didn't seem to hear me. Then a man said, "Go to South street, the signs are there." I looked around for him among the people, but he had disappeared. I asked a child where South street was and found it. Along one side was a great wall that had cracks in it. I wanted to get out fast before it came crashing down on me.
When I woke I asked God if I'd seen His storehouse of snow and hail, or if the dream was allegorical.
"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail ..." (Job 38:22)
A few days later I saw on TV some parts of the world had the most snow they'd had for decades and even some places in Australia which had been experienceing some heat waves, had "unseasonal snow and 'giant hail'"23/1/18
I was making a quick concept sketch for part of a larger work. I hadn't meant to sketch a flood, just a cliff, some rocks and a wave but this ended up reminding me of the dream.
12/8/17Don't feed your fears. Feed on the Word of God
I had a strange dream. I had a round flat bladder like object sealed in strong clear plastic like stuff. I knew the stuff inside was dangerous. It would grow. So I cut the plastic to try and flush it away. Immediately I knew I shouldn't have done that. Then I saw it growing in my hand, like a foetus. It divided and grew into two dinosaur like creatures. I broke what was left of the bladder up. It was like grasshoppers. I feed it to the creatures so they wouldn't eat me. They came and stood before me like harmless people. They had turned what they ate into a loaf of bread and held it out in their hands.
The scene changed and I was an old man. I bought enough seed to make a gigantic loaf of bread, so the creatures would have something to eat as long as I lived, so they wouldn't devour people.
The scene changed again and I saw that the enormous loaf of bread was mouldy and nearly finished. There was an old bread factory and the old man's children were all busy rushing around. I asked one, a woman, if the man had died. He had. The woman looked worried. I wondered if the creatures would now devour the old man's children, or if they would continue to feed them and eat the bread they produced.
When I woke and went to church, the Holy Spirit reminded me that Jesus is the bread of life. This bread doesn't produce death in us, but life. What are people feeding themselves with to satisfy earthly desires and fears? If we feed the devourer and he feeds us, death is the natural outcome. If we feed from the Word of God, Jesus, we shall live.
The Lord is going to put His pencils in a more prominent place.
[In 2020 my first novel was a finalist in the 2020 next Generation Indie book awards. This sure put me in a more prominent position!]
I dreamt a giant wave of water was coming and headed off to warn everyone, but I didn't have time. The water swamped me. It tossed me around a bit then swept me onto a bank to the right of where I was heading, a little bruised and battered. Afterwards I focussed on my small injuries.
When I woke I saw that in my dream I had focussed on my injuries, and not the amazing rescue I'd experienced. I should have drowned in the water. I prayed for God's mercy upon us all. I prayed in the Spirit all sorts of things concerning the possibility of a giant tide of water. My desire was that God reduce it and protect us all.
The following week on June 3rd we had a storm and flash flooding on the Gold Coast. The storm broke one of our trees which fell on the front wall and fence. It also broke two of my pencil sculptures and blew them onto the drive. I will now place them in a more prominent position - minimal damage compared to others. I thanked God, and thanked Him again when the insurance company said they'd fix the wall!
Listen and take note! God sometimes uses what we think as disasters to put us in a different place, sometimes a more visible place, or to help us change direction, or see a new opportunity.
If you have a prophesy about floods or an earthquake or some other disaster, pray. It doesn't have to happen as you see it. God is waiting for His people to ask Him to intervene in this world. He has power to still the storm. Intercede for the people who might be affected by what you see in the Spirit.
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