Visions and Dreams

In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams (Acts 2:17).

"I need to meet with you," said the man from England during a break at a conference overseas. I had never met this gentleman. We walked outside to have a coffee break. We sat down. "God wants you to know that He removed your finances in order to reserve His reward for you in Heaven. He has done you a great service." I was shocked. I’d never met this man. How would he know I had lost a half million dollars in the previous few years, virtually all of my financial net worth to some unusual calamities. We shared for the next several minutes.

That week I had been enjoying wonderful, juicy oranges from this island in the Mediterranean Sea during our lunch and dinner times. It was time for us to conclude our visit. We bowed in prayer. As we prayed the man began to describe a picture he was seeing in his mind. "I see a picture of a large orange tree. The tree is full of large, ripened oranges. They are beginning to fall to the ground. You are the tree!" Again, I looked at the man with shock and amazement…and now tears in my eyes. "You are the third person in three years that has had a similar vision during a prayer time like this. The first two people were also strangers to me." I went back into the meeting rejoicing that God could be so personal in my life. He used a servant who had gone through similar trials to speak a word of encouragement supernaturally in a way that I would know it was God speaking.

There are times when God speaks into our lives supernaturally. He does this to demonstrate His power, His love and His intimacy with us. Do not be surprised if God sends one of His messengers to speak into your life when you need it most. Be open to how God might want to speak into your life today.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers (Psalm 1:3).