We are in an era of experiencing many supernatural encounters. Over the last few months, many testimonies have come forth concerning divine provision, divine healing and angelic visitations. In our local church, located in Hurst, Texas, testimonies have been given concerning supernatural provision occurring during a time of economic crisis. And yes, these breakthroughs are occurring during one of our most challenging times as Christians.
In Charles Dickens' book, A Tale of Two Cities, the story opens with the iconic passage, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair."
I have felt this is an accurate depiction of our current times. How is that? Well, it feels as if this is the worst time I can ever recall. Never before have I personally experienced such a world crisis and pandemic. Yet, it has also been a season where I have had the best conversations with God. Over the last few months, I have spent more time in the Word. I am finished with another book and beginning another. I have had more dreams and visions than I can remember.
If you are having numerous dreams lately, you are not alone! Acts 2 describes the day of Pentecost – a day in Church history when the power of God came upon all who were in the room. If you go back and read the Old Testament, you will discover that Pentecost was one of the Jewish feast days, only they didn't call it Pentecost. That's the Greek name. The Jews called it the Feast of Harvest or the Feast of Weeks. It was a great time of celebration and the beginning of the weeks of harvests. Today, it is also known as the Feast of Firstfruits. Precious Believer, I'm going somewhere with this-so hang in there with me.
Pentecost this year was extremely significant. Many ministers believe, as I do, that we had a literal Pentecost. This would mean that we entered into an era of Pentecost power as they did during the time of Acts 2. Pentecost 2020 was a day of a fresh baptism of His Spirit, and we have been filled with a supernatural power to advance the Kingdom as never before. Many are viewing the Church as weak today, due to all that is happening. But, things are not as they seem! The Church is advancing with great power.
On the day of Pentecost, it says that the Holy Spirit "filled the whole house where they were sitting" (Acts 2:2). "All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them" (Acts 2:4). We are in an era of such visitation that God will continually fill us with His power and anoint our tongues (and mouths!) to declare Heaven's best to fill the earth. Yes, it's time for us to arise, in great faith, and know that Heaven's mandate for us to co-labor with God and demonstrate the Kingdom has not changed – it is ablaze within us!
Expect More Dreams!
As I stated earlier, I've been experiencing more dreams since this recent Pentecost. I believe that because we are in an era of experiencing and demonstrating the supernatural, we will have more and more divine encounters through dreams and visions. In Acts 2, Peter explained the supernatural encounter as fulfillment of prophecy through Joel:
Acts 2:15-18, NIV, "These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning! No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: '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. Even on My servants, both men and women, I will pour out My Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.'" (Photo via Piqsels)
Respond Properly to Your Dreams
It's vitally important that we respond properly to our dreams. For years, I treated my dreams like junk mail. Out of ignorance, I tossed dreams aside without much consideration. I was told by others to discard them if I couldn't understand them. Today, I know that God had been speaking to me for years through my dreams. I could have avoided much heartache, sickness and near-death experiences if I had learned to properly discern and respond to my dreams.
Today, my passion is to empower other Believers concerning the understanding and proper interpretation of their dreams. I'm a prophet and I love to receive divine revelation from the Lord. However, much revelation has come through the many dreams and visions I have received from God. Many of you know my personal testimony. For the sake of this article, I will cut to the chase and sum up my testimony.
For many years, I struggled with near death assignments that occurred every year on my birthday. I could take a calendar and verify that every year for over twenty years, I was either deathly sick or in the hospital on my birthday. I began to cry out for God to give me a dream that would reveal the root of these death assignments. One night...on my birthday...God gave me a dream and revealed that there was a demonic birth assignment against me. I began to seek the Lord for more revelation and through a series of dreams, the Lord not only showed me the root of premature death through generational assignments, but also how to break off the demonic assignment.
It was a few years later that I was completely set free from this demonic birth assignment of premature death – but it was through dreams that I gained a strategy to break the power of the stronghold. In my recent book, Understanding Your Dreams and Visions: How to Unlock the Meaning of God's Messages, I go to great lengths to explain the language of Heaven.
As we continue to pray Heaven to Earth, each of us must understand how God speaks today. My book has instructions as to how to identify the many symbols in your dreams as well as their meanings. Each of us has a destiny to fulfill and one main way that God gives us strategy to advance is through our dreams. In my book, I write on these main subjects:
1. How to identify generational strongholds in dreams.
2. How to identify and co-labor with God through dreams of destiny.
3. How to discern the source of dreams.
4. How to identify and interpret the context, type, symbols, numbers, colors and objects in dreams.
5. How to empower your children to understand and respond to their dreams. And so much more!
Believers, most of us are aware that satan desires to steal our destiny. Satan has many different names and functions. For me, the attack on my life came through the unbroken strongholds in my family line. The attack upon your life may come through generational fear, unbelief, poverty, and shame, etc.
Dreams Are Tools of Encouragement
We all need encouragement right now. I have spent hours encouraging Believers through this very discouraging pandemic. However, when the word of the Lord comes, there is always encouragement and life that is released! Many times, Believers don't understand the reasons that God speaks through dreams. Two of His main purposes are to give encouragement and hope. One of my favorite passages in Scripture is Jeremiah 29:11-14, NIV:
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,' declares the Lord, 'and will bring you back from captivity...'" (Photo via Flickr)
You may feel that you are experiencing a demonic attack today. Many are experiencing demonic pressure and hopelessness during this challenging time. There is a stronghold of fear that is targeting all of us in this season. Yet, we must always remember that God's plans are to prosper us and not harm us. During these uncertain times, we can be certain of this – God loves us, He plans to prosper us and He has a future for us. Yet, we need to use this time to call out to Him. When we do, He promises to hear and answer.
Your route to breakthrough is found within this promise of Jeremiah. But also, another route of breakthrough can come in the night season through your dreams. Ask Him for a divine visitation. Ask the Lord for a dream of encouragement, healing and restoration.
Receive an impartation of life today through a message of encouragement. Dear one, God wants you free! Allow your faith to arise for divine visitations today!
My Prayer for You
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray for each Believer reading this article. Though fear seems to surround us, though generational patterns of fear are rising up in this season, I know that You are their Deliverer and You are their Protector. Lord God, I know that You are also the Breaker, the One who breaks through demonic obstacles that hinder and abort their destiny. Thank You for divine strategies that are given through dreams and visions. Thank You for a burning desire within each of us to continue to advance the Kingdom of God in the midst of any crisis. You are an unstoppable God, which means You never stop working on our behalf.
Lord, I impart dreams and visions to each reader. There is no distance in the Spirit, so by Your Spirit, I impart supernatural encounters through dreams and visions. I decree and declare breakthrough and abundant life today. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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Sandie Freed Ministries
Dr. Sandie Freed¬†co-labors with her husband, Mickey Freed, doing the work of the Lord as a ministry team. In addition, they are the founders of Zion Ministries Training Center in Bedford, Texas, and Lifegate Church International. Sandie has traveled nationally and internationally teaching dreams and visions seminars and on spiritual discernment. Her ability to adequately prophesy and discern spiritual strongholds over regions has released numerous breakthroughs for individuals and ministries. Sandie has authored Dream On, and eleven other books, most of which are in several different languages. Dr. Sandie and Apostle/Pastor Mickey are ordained with Christian International Ministries, serving on their Board of Governors. They have been married since 1973, and have one daughter, Kimberly.
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