Coming Clean: Dreams and Visions about COVID-19

Friends of Faith and Fasting, I come to you today with regret and sorrow. I feel I’ve let you down.

You see, over a year ago, I began having dreams and visions that led me to a year-long journey to learn how to properly and biblically interpret them. I grew up mainstream Protestant, so this experience was out of the box for me. I’ve read several books and have improved in interpretation, but am still a novice. So, I’ve only talked about it a couple of times on Faith and Fasting. I haven’t trusted it enough to share.

Before I get to more reasons for the apology, let me say I believe Joel 2 and Acts 2 are coming alive today, that the Holy Spirit is being poured upon the people of God, the body of Christ, that we should EXPECT to hear from Him through dreams, visions, and every other way He speaks to us. Why?

Because we are in the last years, perhaps decades, definitely in the last portion of this phase of human history before Christ returns. We may not always have the guarantee of having the written word of God with us. But He will NOT be stopped speaking to His children!

However, it requires a new education. Learning dream and vision language like prophets Daniel, Joseph, like apostles Paul, John, and more. For me, it has been like going to the movies. He uses actors and symbols to represent real life situations, and it takes some work and prayer to decipher the meaning.

Believe me, I understand the skepticism many of you feel. I fought against this when it began in me, ran from it. But with research, reading and studying Scripture on the topic, while continuing to experience it, I realized it is REAL. And it isn’t going away.

God has spoken to His family through dreams from the beginning. From Genesis to Revelation, He never stopped talking to His own in dreams and visions. Joel 2 and Acts 2 promise in the end times He would be communicating with us through these means. We have to be ready. Now is the time.

A year ago when dreams and visions began flowing more consistently for me, and after praying for trustworthy and biblically-based guidance to learn interpretation, the Lord led me to books by James W. Goll: Dream Language and Seer, and a book by Dr. Mark Virkler and Charity Virkler-Kayembe: Hearing God Through Your Dreams. I discovered so much Biblical truth in these primers. Upon this foundation, the Holy Spirit will take you and teach you His personal dream language for you. I urge every believer to seek these resources out and prepare yourself for the future.

Now to my regret. As part of my learning journey, I write down my dreams, and I go back over them at least once a month to continue unwinding truth and observe patterns. I frequently catch things I missed, which brings me to today. I failed to warn you because I missed the messages at the time they were given to me.

As I’ve been able to put more pieces together in retrospect, I’m going to share my dreams from the past many weeks that I believe had to do with coronavirus. Bear with me as I’m still new to this journey. God has been giving me prophecies for His people, and I’ve learned in Scripture that a prophet MUST share the word with others. He is perfect in giving the messages, but I’m not perfect yet in understanding them. I’ll do my best, and leave the rest up to Him.

On January 2, 2020, I had a dream I was walking outside and saw formerly wild animals being groomed: a bear having its toenails filed, a lion its teeth brushed. An untrustworthy person hugged me. The whole scene smacked of untrustworthy surroundings. Of beasts being groomed that could attack without warning.

This dream still rocks me and while I didn’t (still don’t) want to connect it to Revelation 13, I have to admit honestly, I was reminded of this verse: REV 13.2 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. Taken together with the next dream and another subsequent one further down (Feb 10), this verse does closely mirror these dream symbols. Coincidence?

January 19, an ominous dream of a storm approaching quickly on the seashore, so a couple people and I got on jet skis and road the waves near shore to hurry to our destination ahead of the storm. It began to rain while we were still on the water. Ahead of us some distance, I saw a leopard riding a wave headed to shore. It looked at us, but was too far from us to bother us. We passed it after it had disappeared on the shore. After passing a couple shady looking areas, found a safe and clean place to land where other decent looking people were in a glass enclosed waiting area. The storm calmed after.

I believe that dream prophesied the arrival of coronavirus to American shores. But, note, if so, there will be a calming after the storm.

On January 29, I had a short dream in which I saw the ground outside heavily shot up from above, as if there had been a sudden, heavy attack from an unknown source.

Could this have been another perspective on our nation getting attacked by COVID?

On February 7, I dreamed a glimpse of a seemingly dystopian future which also somehow appeared old-fashioned like from the 1940s or 50s in America. Giant machines were forcing vaccinations upon everyone. This may be a prophecy, that after this COVID-19 crisis is over, vaccinations will be mandated, to prevent such a thing from happening again.

February 8, the Lord showed me in a dream that death was coming. And that it would be a big number. I remember a specific message in the dream said, “how many is too many, 240, 250?” At the time, I misinterpreted the symbols in that dream and didn’t fully glean the meaning. Now I believe it was about coronavirus. And the 240-250 numbers may be connected to the projected death toll in America: up to 240,000 people. We will see.

Perhaps we can pray against it! I believe dreams are not just prophecies, but can also be warnings. That if we don’t change or face the warning in spiritual battle, it will happen. But, our prayers can change things! Remember the story of Jonah and Ninevah posted on this blog a while back. Prayer and fasting changed the warning and the destruction did not happen!

February 10, another dream showed me professionals in an underground lab environment had a large man-sized ‘dragon’ in what they thought was a contained cage. When I saw the beast in the dream, I knew it was not going to be contained long, that it would kill as it grew and got loose.

I now believe this was another warning about coronavirus, that perhaps our medical leaders thought we could contain it, but it had other ideas and was growing more powerful every day.

Soberingly, I had now dreamed all four of the symbolic animals in the Revelation 13:2 verse quoted in the first dream above from January 2. Leopard, bear, lion, and dragon. I cannot begin to draw final conclusions on this, it seems too big and I don’t want to get it wrong and mislead the people of God.

I want to let you know that there are biblical scholars who believe prophecy in scripture can have multiple fulfillments, and I agree with them. If so, a passage can apply to more than one time period in history. Consider in prayer, and remember, we do not live in a spirit of fear, but out of love, power and of a sound mind. Greater is He in us than he who is in the world.

March 6, while awake in the middle of the night, a strange smell hit me, like something rank on fire. My husband could not smell it, but it persisted for me. After finally going to sleep, when I awoke hours later, I instantly smelled an aroma like sweet perfume that quickly dissolved once I was fully awake.

That day I would discover the new song, Refiner with Steffany Gretzinger on youtube! It is about the Refiner’s fire, the Lord putting His people through a spiritual cleansing, in order to make us pure and holy before Him. Our purity is a sweet smell like perfume to Him! I believe He has brought us to a period of refining, but the end result will be something lovely to Him, a more pure bride for His perfect Bridegroom.

March 8, in a dream I saw a giant tornado come upon us. The past year, I had dreamed many times a storm was on the horizon, or coming closer.

On March 12, a dream took me inside a large home, where outside one window to my left I saw a helicopter being tested, flying away from the building. But then, out of nowhere, on the opposite side of the house, a helicopter pilot lost control and accidentally flew directly into the building, crashing through a window and wall. The people inside, including me, ran for their lives.

However, in the next dream scene, I was looking out the same window where the helicopter had crashed into the house, and only some cracking on the outer pane remained. The interior pane was solid, and the house had been put back together.

I believe that dream was a flash of three scenes connected to COVID. That it really was an accident that crashed into us, and that there is hope it will pass. That when this is all over, we will have scars, but our ‘house’ will have been restored. Praise God, say yes and Amen to this!

On March 19, I had an odd dream about being in a setting like a state fair. I was inside one exhibit with many others watching a giant hog, a sow, on stage. She was so big, she nearly filled the stage. While we watched, she gave birth to 11 baby piglets. I found it very odd that when they came out, they already had white tags or collars around their necks, as if they’d been identified before even being born. After the birth, the sow transformed into a normal sized woman named Rebel, only slightly large, but cleaned up, modern looking and attractive.

It took my husband to interpret this last dream. When I told it to him, he said, did you know several viral diseases in China went through the hog population before coming to humans? So, in interpretation of this dream, I believe the giant sow was China, a bit of a rebel on the world stage. I didn’t understand the number 11 piglets until I did research and learned, in world history China has been the starting point of many epidemics of varying proportions starting all the way back to the centuries before Christ. Wait for it…

Coronavirus, COVID-19, is number 11.

Regarding the end of the dream, perhaps China will modernize, work to improve their health policies so a crisis of this nature does not repeat. Understand, we love the Chinese people, but wish their government would relax on political/social controls and pertaining to competitive economic aggression on the world stage.

Any nation that big and influential has an opportunity to influence the world for good or evil. Pray for the nation of China, that they become an instrument of God’s grace, instead of a weapon of selfishness or worse. We should pray that for every nation, including our own. At the same time, we must also be realistic about Biblical prophecy and the parts that will be played by the nations of the world.

My friends, I have felt so embarrassed and regretful that I didn’t know originally what these dreams were referring to, so I did not warn or share with anyone. I apologize! I will make a better effort from now on to share what comes to me in dreams or visions. I will be faithful to proclaim His voice and perhaps together we will grow in understanding.

We need to seriously be in prayer and fasting. This virus is an attack on humanity, not just on America, but on the world. It is a wicked one, a destructive, viral beast.

A man I respect greatly, Jonathan Cahn, warned the people of God in recent years that a ‘shaking’ was coming for the family of God. I believe that time is now. Hold on, it will end, but we will not be unchanged by it.

As Pastor/Rabbi Cahn has taught, know that the safest place to be is in Christ, in Yeshua! Draw near to Him, take the time to cleanse your life of any impurity, anything that hinders the presence and power of God in your home. Surrender daily to Him, ask the Holy Spirit to fill you every day. Remember Paul taught us to “be being filled…” in other words, constantly nurture your personal temple and keep the Holy Spirit filling you.

Pursue daily worship with music. His presence dwells, blooms where your soil is lovingly and carefully tended. He is good, but He desires holiness (purity and truth) in us.

Finally, I want to comfort all of you reading this who feel anxious and afraid. Isaiah 11 also contains most of the symbols from my dreams, and gives us a beautiful picture of the beasts of the earth dwelling together in peace. The nations of the earth CAN become better neighbors to each other, and perhaps there will be many more years of reprieve before the final end time chaos strikes the earth.

ISA 11.6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. ISA 11.7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. ISA 11.8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. ISA 11.9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

With the Lord, anything is possible! This may also be a glimpse of His millennial reign, but I believe we may still have years ahead of cooperation between nations. Pray for it!

Stay a hopeful people, our God is an awesome God. He is a delivering God!

Let’s pray together:

Father in Heaven, praise Your holy name! You are good no matter what is happening around us. Thank you for giving us Your Son, Yourself in flesh, because You love us and desire fellowship with us! Thank you for dying for us, Jesus, and we celebrate Your unparalleled power in rising again, forever conquering death and hell! Hallelujah!

Lord, we need you today. You knew this time was coming for us, and we wish to lean fully into You during this crisis. We WANT it to change us, for the good, sobering and drawing us wholly into Your presence and will. We know it will not be the only challenge, there will be more in the future. Make us ready, purer and stronger to face whatever comes.

Lord, if this attack can be curbed or stopped by our prayers and fasting, please STOP it! Please bring Your people to full focus and devotion to You, and prevent this disaster from wreaking anymore havoc on our shores.

God, teach us Your ways! Draw those who need to know Jesus and fully convince them of Your existence, love, and Your plan for their lives. Bring them to love You, to accept Jesus is the only, perfect way to the Father who loves us so completely.

Lord, as You promised in Joel and Acts, pour Yourself out now upon everyone reading this, give them dreams and visions from You. Teach them how to interpret the symbols, that they may be encouraged, comforted, refined, and guided by Your trustworthy voice in this world of confusion and so much false teaching.

Ground them in Your Word! May they soak in it, absorb it, remember it, and love every word of it.

We trust You not to forget the hurting, the suffering, whether because of loss or sickness. Reach them with comfort and help. Use us, Your people, to outpour the love of Christ into this hurting world, to buffer the sorrow and pain of this crisis everywhere we live.

As You always do, change what Satan meant for evil into something good for Your people!

God, please guide the medical professionals and national leaders to most effectively mitigate this crisis.

God I ask specifically, that You would guide our nation and her leaders NOT to turn this crisis into an opportunity for tyranny. When it is over, I ask You guide them to return to the principles that have made this country great above all others: FREEDOM.

Thank you for President Trump, VP Pence, the task force and every Governor and official working far and wide to bring hope and healing to Your people and land. Protect them, Father, keep them and their families safe and give them Your wisdom to speed recovery to our people and beyond.

Thank You for showing us the goodness of so many, through the cooperation in public and private sectors working together to meet needs and bring comfort. Thank you that when people choose to do good, instead of being forced to do it, their character grows and leads by example to others. Principles our founding fathers understood that have kept us strong to this day.

Oh, Lord, thank you for the vision of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and so many who knew You and who poured Your wisdom into this nation. Don’t allow us to let them down in the future. Keep us Your nation!

When this is over, Jesus, restore financially what the locusts have eaten to our nation and her people! Make us better, stronger, and purer before You. You are our EVERYTHING. Keep us faithful to glorify Your holy name, Your power and love for Your family and all people. In Your name, Amen.

May the Lord bless everyone joining us in prayer today. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture! He is such a good Shepherd. Stay in prayer. Fast as able. The blessing and favor of the Father be upon you, deliver you and give you peace! (Numbers 6:24-26)

[For those needing recommendations for dynamic and powerfully encouraging worship songs today, check out The Blessing with Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes on youtube. I also love Yeshua by Jesus Image with Meredith Mauldin on youtube. Be blessed!]

The Language of Dreams

Have you ever had a dream you knew was from God? What about a vision? Did you know some, maybe many of you should be expecting dreams from God regularly?

If you are not aware of having dreams and visions from the Lord, you are not alone. While I have not taken a poll, I would venture to guess the majority of God’s people in America today have not been taught about dream messages or visions from God.

I grew up in a very traditional church environment, and I can guarantee you I never heard the first word about dream fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

In fact, between you and me, when the concept was first presented to me, I recoiled in unbelief. But then I started listening to Biblical reasoning, examined the Scriptures and found the plain and clear precedent.

“I will reveal Myself in visions, I will speak in dreams.” Numbers 12:6

“I was asleep but my spirit was awake, listen my Beloved is knocking.” Solomon 5:2

“For God speaks once, yes twice, [yet man] perceives it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumber upon the bed; Then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction.” Job 33:14-16

Ok. So God expected His people to know He would talk to them in dreams in the Old Testament. And those ancient saints understood the language of dreams. Listen in to this passage where Joseph shared his (unwelcome) dream with his family:

“And (Joseph) dreamed another dream: I have dreamed the sun, moon and the eleven stars bowed down to me. He told [it] to his father, and to his brothers: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What [is] this dream that you dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow down to you to the ground?” Genesis 37:9-10

Jacob immediately understood the symbols in his son’s dream! He knew the language! The passage goes on to say he made note of the dream and watched for it’s significance with expectation.

How did so many of God’s people lose this understanding over the centuries? I can hear the scholars now. “Well, in ancient times God needed to use dreams because we didn’t have the written Scriptures.” That sounds reasonable.

But in the New Testament, when they did have the Hebrew Scriptures (and were taught them at temple), He continued to speak through dreams.

In the Gospels, He spoke to Joseph and the Magi (Matthew 2), and to Pilate’s wife (Matt 27).

You say, ok, but what about after the death and Resurrection of Christ? Surely, we didn’t need dreams then, because we had His Spirit in addition to the Scriptures.

That is what I am trying to tell you. His Spirit apparently likes to communicate to many of us whom He indwells, among other ways, through dreams! Keep reading.

After the Resurrection, God continued to use dreams and visions. He spoke to Saul and Ananias in Acts 9. He spoke to Cornelius and also to Peter in Acts 10, to Paul (formerly Saul) in Acts 16.

It doesn’t take much research to realize God continued to use dreams in the New Testament church the same way He had before Christ! The last book of the New Testament, the entire book of Revelation, was a dream/vision revelation of God to John for His people.

Dreams and visions from God never stopped. He spoke through them to the ancient Hebrews and to His followers in the New Testament. They are still valid today!

But, wait, you say, are Holy Spirit dreams for everyone, or just prophets, pastors and leaders?

In Judges 7, Gideon only overheard the dream of a random villager in a town where Gideon’s army was planning to attack, and he understood it to be a promise of victory from God (and it was)! God used an ordinary person to deliver that dream message.

Both Old and New Testaments tell us, in the latter days the Spirit will pour Himself out upon “all of His body, and ‘young men will see visions, old men will dream dreams’” (Joel 2:28 and Acts 2:17)! The verses literally mean, “to all of His body”, to women, children, to all of His people!

Dreams are a method God uses to help us work through our thoughts and emotions, our life challenges, and most importantly, to deepen our trust and relationship with Him.

Honestly, when I first began realizing what was happening in my dreams, it felt like a loving psychologist was giving me insight into myself. That gave me pause because I’ve come on so many levels to disrespect the secular field of psychology, perhaps ironic since I am a trained counselor with a Masters degree.

In learning about dreams, I thought, could God really be acting like my personal counselor every night? This feels self-indulgent, and too much like ‘psychology’. Most often, I’m trying to control my emotions during the day and not dwell on them. And I thought that was pleasing to Him.

Then the Lord reminded me of one of His names right out of Scripture: Wonderful Counselor!

He is the greatest Counselor in existence! He wants us to bring our emotions, thoughts, all of it, to Him, not to deny or avoid them. He then offers us His wisdom and guidance, His wise counseling, not only through His Word, but directly from His Spirit, and often in our dreams! What a deal! Free of charge!

Well, the price was actually His Son on a Cross and our trust in Him for forgiveness and salvation, right? With that profound purchase came this amazing, intimate walk with Him that continues even when we sleep! His promised Comforter comes alongside us and walks us through every challenge, every experience, thought and emotion. Yes, He wants that close of a friendship with us. He wants and deserves to be our Everything.

The time is now. It is time God’s people once again learn the language of dreams from Him. Daniel understood the language of dreams. Jacob understood dreams. Peter, Paul, John, and other New Testament followers understood the Spirit’s involvement in their dreams. We must follow in their footsteps.

Take comfort, dreams do not replace Scripture, and dreams from the Lord will not contradict Scripture. Dreams are most often personal for the dreamer and not usually revelations about other people, except as may relate to our areas of responsibility in ministry. Sometimes they are prophetic. Under and above all, for the surrendered, Spirit-filled believer they are wise, because they come from the all-wise God.

I pray all of my traditional brothers and sisters, like me, will allow the Spirit of the Lord to whisper truth into our soul. Review Scripture and recognize the presence of God’s use of dreams throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. Then, allow Him to begin our dream education.

For those black and white traditionalists (as I once was) who stubbornly think God only speaks through the written word, recognize: It is the written word telling us that our Creator talks to us in dreams! Will we continue to doubt?

To offer all wanting more information solid, trusted resources, I want to recommend two books I’ve recently come across: Dream Language, by Dr. James W. Goll, and Hearing God Through Your Dreams: Understanding the Language God Speaks at Night, by Dr. Mark Virkler and Charity Virkler Kayembe.

Begin with Dream Language, and then follow with Hearing God… These are excellent primers to learn how God communicates in dreams, for deciphering the very personal symbols He uses in the dreams of His children.

Remember, God is pouring His Spirit out ‘upon all flesh, i.e., literally, the entire body of His family’ (Acts 2:17). No matter our church denomination, we must open our eyes and ears to Biblical truth from all Spirit-filled corners of Biblical faith.

For the body to be strong and ready to meet the challenges of the future, we must accept each others’ place and gifts as part of His plan and purpose, and work together to encourage and train His people.

Finally, when I began learning to interpret His symbolic dream lessons to me, this powerful truth hit me: God spoke to His people in ancient Israel through dream symbolism. When Jesus taught in symbolic parables, those who had always known His Spirit must have recognized His style. They followed Him, in part, because they already knew His voice! “My sheep know My voice, and they follow Me” (John 10:27).

Are you ready to continue the journey? You won’t be disappointed!