I originally had a dream I titled ‘Running the Race Avoiding Distractions’ in November 2014. Link here:
A few months later, around January 2015 I had a second dream that was a continuation of the original dream.
In this dream I saw myself back in the race, I was running with all of my energy and I could see the race was almost over. But I was so weary and exhausted in my mind I was thinking just how am I going to finish this race, I didn’t seem to have the energy, I was exhausted. Just as I thought this a strong wind came and overtook me. I felt this wind go through my entire body, my veins, my blood, it enveloped my lungs and I soon realized that this wind gave me strength. I also realized that it was no longer me that was running! I was running in the strength and power of this mighty wind.
I was so grateful, so amazed and utterly blessed that the wind came and took my body over at the precise time when I needed His might and power to finish the race.
I believe this wind shown in my dream that helped me finish the race is the Holy Spirit. To God be the Glory. Amen!
Spiritual dream from the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
This was a brief but powerful dream. I saw a map of California and I heard the words, ‘San Diego’ spoken out loud. I then looked down at the map of California and saw the city of San Diego. I then heard the words, ‘San Onofre‘. Once I heard San Onofre spoken to me in my spirit within the dream I then saw that it had exploded. My body felt the shaking which resembled the tremors and shaking of a large earthquake. I then saw a plume of fire and smoke which surrounded the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The dream then ended.
Jeremiah 51:12 – Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon.
I’ve never dreamed about San Onofre before and I can’t recall ever really thinking about it other than when one drives by it along the coast on the highway from Los Angeles to San Diego. However, in the dream my spirit started praying profusely once I saw the explosion and fires. I believe the Lord is showing me there will be some sort of incident at the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Whether this is intentional by a strike from a foreign entity or an accident I do not know. When this will occur, that I do not know as well as no time frame was given.
San Diego is a major city in California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California and is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. San Diego is the birthplace of California and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the U.S. Navy, and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. The population was estimated to be 1,322,553 as of 2012. – Wikipedia
Please pray for the souls, inhabitants of San Diego, California and the San Onofre nuclear power plant and that any planned attack can be diverted and any accidents prevented.
Unexpected plans and circumstances are part of our everyday lives. The below is a re-post from one of my favorite Pastor’s from California, Greg Laurie. I used to listen to Greg on the radio during my work commute and have visited his church in Orange County, California years ago. Sharing his eloquent lesson –
God is in Control of all circumstances that surround my life. Sometimes we may feel we understand these circumstances, but at other times we don’t have a clue why certain things happen as they do, and we are mystified. We make our plans. But God always will have His way.
There’s nothing wrong with making a plan for tomorrow or for next month or next year. But we must always plan with this provison: the Lord may change our plans and take us in a completely different direction. It is His prerogative to do so; He, not you, is in control of your life.
Jeremiah 10:23 says, “O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.” And in the book of Proverbs, the writer asks the question: “The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?” (Proverbs 20:24, NLT).
We sometimes call this guiding of our steps “divine providence.” Does that mean, then, that bad things never will happen to good and even godly people? No. But it does mean that even when bad things happen, God can bring good out of bad, as Romans 8:28 assures us.
All of God’s good promises, however, won’t be fully realized until we get to heaven. There are some things we can look at in life and say, “That was a really terrible experience, but now as I look back in retrospect, I can see the good that has come from it.” But then there are other things we will experience in life that we never will see good come out of—or at least “good” as we understand it. It won’t be until we get to the other side and see the Lord face-to-face that we will understand these things.
Even so, we entrust our lives to His good hands and His great wisdom and praise Him for directing us step by step.
A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way? . . . In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.
—Proverbs 20:24; 16:9
– Reproduced, from Harvest Ministries, Greg Laurie 2014
Over 20 years ago love came down from heaven visited me and stayed. I remember the moment as if it were yesterday. Powerful moments are like that, it stays ingrained in your soul. It was evening and I was kneeling down at my bedside praying fervently to know Christ whom I read about in the bible. “Lord, if you are real please reveal yourself to me” I prayed. The next morning while attending a church service the fire of God baptized me while my eyes were closed. I had simply been standing and praying with other believers when this occurred. In only what can be described as a supernatural experience I saw in my mind the clouds open up and a bright ray of light pierce through the sky and zoom straight into my core being. The feeling was so overwhelming, LOVE. A love that I never knew or felt in my life. That was the true love of God. God is love, real, tangible, a fire, a rushing wind and all-consuming. It was after that experience that I was able to hear the voice of the father through His word and the still small voice of the Holy Spirit.
Contrast God’s love in the form of Jesus Christ whom came down from heaven to die for us to what society sells us as love and there is no comparison. Instead, the result of man’s best effort to love without God in a world of sin has given us broken relationships along with other societal issues. Those that naturally should love and cherish you are oftentimes the ones that don’t. Our closest relationships seem to inflict the most pain to our hearts …father, mother, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend. I find it grievous that the majority of humanity does not know this supernatural love that is available.
True love from God enables us to love each other unconditionally the way we were intended to love. Instead relationships are now based on ulterior motives. Selfish pursuits and ones own materialistic desires or society expectations drives the selection …. he/she has a high paying career, is an actress, model, attorney, or any of those ‘titles’ that society holds in high esteem is a sought after criteria in pursuing a relationship. Granted, if you are a Christian whom has been blessed in your career one has to be cognizant that being taken advantage of even from the most unassuming love interest can occur since deception abounds (2 Corinthians 11:14).
Our media and entertainment elevates the superficial and outward appearance as beauty and success, instead of the character of the heart and the fruit of the Spirit (John 15:18 Galatians 5:22). Transparency in communication is viewed as a weakness when shown and authenticity is rare as a fine diamond. Sadly the fakery and cold hearts is also in the church and amongst those whom call themselves Christians. This cold love is indicative of the times we live in. Oh how it must break the father’s heart that our hearts grow cold and hardened mirroring unbelievers.
And because lawlessness will increase, the love of many people will grow cold. – Matthew 24:12
The hope we have is that there IS one love that will never leave us nor grow cold, it’s His Furious Love. God wants to show us His true love and pour it into our souls if we just let Him in.
The below quote in its simplicity explains love in a relationship pretty well. General assumptions being the relationship is a Godly one to begin with and both parties are equally yoked (believer’s in Christ, 2 Corinthians 6:14) .
Love isn’t something that causes everything in two people’s lives to all of a sudden become perfect. What makes love so powerful is the fact that it can help make a situation that isn’t at all perfect, a situation involving two imperfect people, and putting them together in a manner that perfectly supports them and in a manner that helps to encourage both parties to grow.
Many go through their relationships mistakenly thinking that everything should happen as they miraculously do in the movies, and end up dooming their relationships before these relationships are given a really good chance to start.
Don’t give in to the trials and tribulations that you will surely face in your relationships, remember that any relationship worth keeping is worth fighting for. Keep fighting for your love, because though love is not perfect, it is perfect in its imperfection. Quote from – J. Johnson, Search Quotes
I love this song ‘Furious’ by Jeremy Riddle, it’s a reminder of how strong and fierce God’s love is for us. Thank you Jesus for giving us a love that is pure, all consuming and one that will never leave us. 1 Corinthians 13:1-8
Furious Lyrics by Jeremy Riddle
Album Furious: 2011
Nothing can tear us from
The grip of His mighty love
We’ve only glimpsed, His vast affection
Heard whispers of, His heart and passion
It’s pouring out…His love is deep, His love is wide
And it covers us
His love is fierce, His love is strong
It is furious
His love is sweet, His love is wild
And it’s waking hearts to life The Father loves and sends His son
The Son lays down His life for all
He lavishes His love upon us
He calls us now, His sons and daughters
He’s reaching out…… and its waking hearts to life
He is waking hearts to life
He is waking hearts to life
Photo from Dr. Farrah Gray
Trusting in God means letting go of our fears, surrendering our future to him, holding onto faith, and attaching ourselves to those dreams and goals for our lives that only He can give you. No one else can tell you what YOUR goals and visions are for Your life except the creator. Certainly the Lord can confirm to you what your destiny is by another person, but you must hear it from Him. I believe the danger that befalls many Christians is that they try to establish their goals whether it be in a career, business endeavor or a relationship by replacing these goals/visions/desires and calling it God’s goals. When in fact they never took their plans and life goals to the Lord to begin with.
Our goals and visions for our life requires that we be honest in our hearts to ourselves and with God. Sometimes people can tell themselves what they want to hear, saying it in their hearts and minds so that they think it is God telling them when it’s not. When in doubt pray, read His word and fast for guidance. During the period of seeking the Lord the questions you should ask yourself are:
1) Does your decision go against His word? i.e. causing you to sin or be in violation of the word.
2) Does your decision take you further away from God?
3) Does it bring glory to God?
The answer then is very clear, a No is a No go, it is not from Him.
Right now I am trusting the Lord in a particular area of my life and I am thankful that the Lord has literally taken my hand and guided me through this lesson. During this process I had stepped through all of the above questions positively. What I have learned is that if God leads you into something even if it doesn’t work out as you had envisioned then it was for His purpose and He will certainly use that for your benefit. It may not seem like it at first but in the end sometimes He brings people or allows events to occur in your life to help to soften and smooth out the rough edges in your character or teach you a life lesson.
I pray that the Holy Spirit will touch anyone whom may be having difficulty in trusting the Lord in their situation and are facing doubts in their decisions or path to take in their lives. May God’s Spirit and word help you to either make a Godly decision, let go of something not meant to be, or take the steps in your journey confident that God is with you although it may not seem like it now.
Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face.
– Job 13:15
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
– Isaiah 26:3
In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
– Proverbs 3:6
1 Corinthians 9:26
I had an amazing dream from the Lord the evening of Sunday, November 2, 2014.
This short dream was rather simple. In this dream I saw a big race with many people running. Similarly to a marathon or 10k, both men and women competed. I saw myself in this race running with the intent to finish, as is the case with all races I suppose, but this wasn’t about time. The people who were running were doing so at various intensities, some faster, some slower. Scattered in the race I saw that there were some people that were not running but were just distractions. As I ran I saw a few distractions that tried to slow me down or get me off course. One of the distractions I saw was a guy dressed in a pink outfit, it appeared as though his shirt or shorts were pink (I have no idea on the significance of the color pink, if any at all). I just ran around him but he wanted to talk. It seemed to me that there were other distractions planted in the race, not just for me but for the other runners as well. These ‘distractions’ were people that were not in the race, but in the path of it.
As I ran I quickly glanced around to see if I saw anyone that I knew also running. I looked behind me for a few seconds and I saw a Christian friend, ‘Bck’, whom was running behind me about 20 feet. I kept running without slowing down. End of Dream
As I pondered the simplicity yet deep truths of this dream a few things came to my mind. The race is the race for Christians, followers of Christ. Those that do not know the Lord by having a personal relationship with Christ are not in the race. Ephesians 4:18, Proverbs 24:20, Philippians 3:18-19
The dream is a reminder of the calling and perseverance needed by all believers in Christ to finish his/her race and avoid distractions that come across our path that may seek to cause us to stumble or keep us off course. Each runner runs by his own accord, his two feet and faith keeping them moving.
Since our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit it is the power of the Spirit and His leading in our lives that allows us to complete the race well, by HIS pacing and timing. For we all will die one day and our ‘race’ will be over when the Lord calls us home. I Praise God for this dream, it has been such an encouragement for me as I know I run this faith race of life with purpose and a vision, not aimlessly. To God be the glory.
A fantastic detailed bible study that expounds upon the teaching on running the race can be found here:
Therefore, having so vast a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, and throwing off everything that hinders us and especially the sin that so easily entangles us, let us keep running with endurance the race set before us. – Hebrews 12:1
Dream, evening of June 4, 2014 In June, while on vacation, the Lord gave me this very visual dream. I saw myself flying over the earth with an angel flying beside me. While in flight I looked down below and saw the oceans which were stormy with dark ominous skies lingering overhead. The ocean waves were at least 30-40 feet high. These large waves were approaching the shore very quickly. Further ahead I saw a very high beam of dirt that was onshore, approximately 150 feet. As my eyes zoomed in for a closer look at the beam of dirt what I saw horrified me. The wall of dirt had human bodies embedded within. I saw human heads and what my spirit told me were the souls of many people all trapped within this high dirt wall. The heads and bodies were layered upon one another. It was a very disturbing scene. This photo taken from Poland, most likely from the Lodz Ghetto is the closest representation to what I saw in my dream. However, in my dream the mountain of bodies were much higher. Photo from: yadvashem.org It was obvious to me that soon the high waves would overtake the beam of mud embedded with these bodies. It was as if this mud beam was there as either a monument to a first wave, which I perceived to be a past historical incident that occurred. Not sure why I felt that way but it seemed to me as if it were a marker of some sort. Looking past the beam of bodies I saw houses. Inside each house it was dark as if the lights were out. But scattered amongst the neighborhood were small camp fires with a few people seated outside. This was the only light that one could see for miles, the rest of the city and neighborhoods were dark. The angel then took me to land beside one of these campfires. As we landed someone seated at the campfire asked me, “Who are you?”. I replied, “I have come to warn you and I have been appointed to pray.” All of a sudden I heard a loud voice from the sky, a thundering voice which I knew to be the voice of the Lord. He then said the name of the city out loud that I was to pray for (omitting here). In my spirit I thought to myself, Ok, Lord, so I am to pray for this city and the remnant of people whom remain, those with the light and those in darkness in this city. I then sensed something really bad that was coming, a darkness and evil that was intense that would extract human lives. I don’t recall what it was exactly. But I woke up shouting someones name whom I knew was in danger. My son then woke me up, “Mom, Mom”, wake up, what’s wrong? Unafraid but startled that I had said the name of the person and the city I woke up. End of Dream Thoughts – Today is November 3, 2014 and I felt compelled to publish this dream because I realized today that the name of the city is one that I now have been reconnected to by means of social media. In June when I had the dream I had not been in contact with friends out of this particular city. Coincidence? No, absolutely not, there is no coincidence for a child of God. In respect to the mountain of dead bodies and souls I saw in that beam of dirt I am still unclear what that symbolizes, literal or figurative? Perhaps it’s a historical marker of the Jewish Holocaust? I’m uncertain and so the title of the dream is “Warning of Another Holocaust?” One thing I am certain of as conveyed to me in my Spirit is that something very dreadful is coming to the shores of Southern California which will result in many lives lost and souls that will perish. Therefore, I know the Lord has shown me by way of this dream that I need to pray and intercede for this city.
I had this spiritual dream on February 9, 2013. I was perusing my dream journal the other day and as I re-read the dream I realized a few more things that I had not seen before. It seemed more clear to me now than it did then. Anyways, I am excited to share the dream with you all. I pray it blesses you.
In the dream I saw myself walking through a town close to the ocean. As I walked I glanced in back of me and was shocked to see a very giant wave, about 50 ft. high approaching just off in the distance, it was a tsunami. This tsunami came out of nowhere. I started running ahead to escape the waves, it wasn’t just 1 large wave, there were many. But no one else around me in the town seemed to notice or mind that right behind them a tumultuous series of waves and tsunami was coming, it was like they had blinders on or chose not to really believe it.
The tsunamis then closed in quickly and consumed everybody and everything in its’ wake. I managed to flee from the tsunami but then I looked to my left, then to my right and more giant waves/tsunamis appeared. I felt that I was boxed in, all around me. I was frightened, that was the feeling I had. One thing I realized as I saw these giant waves/tsunamis all around me is that there was no escape, there was flooding and disasters that started increasing in intensity all around, one giant wave after another. I saw it was disasters everywhere, unfolding right before me.
I kept running, keeping ahead of the tsunamis & unfolding disasters and I saw a huge giant mountain like rock. I know what mountains look like, but his was really a giant rock. I could tell the rock was jagged all over, it could cut, it was super huge, larger than any mountain I could see around me. I clearly recall in my mind that this rock is really sharp, that stood out to me. As I approached this rock, I knew instinctively that this rock was the only thing in the entire world that was taller and bigger than the tsunamis around me.
I approached the rock and started climbing it. Surprisingly, it did not take very long for me to climb it and as I did I was also surprised as I climbed up that I did not get cut at all.
I reached the top of this rock/mountain, it was so super high, and I normally afraid of heights. But in the dream I was not afraid. I looked down all around me and could see the tsunami and disasters below. Then for some reason I just knew instinctively to jump!!
I jumped off of this rock/mountain and as I did I looked up and I did not fall down below. No, instead I lifted up my hands and arms above instinctively, and as I did that all of a sudden I began to fly! I flew upwards into the sky. I felt lifted up, as my flying was not really me, but I was lifted up but I had to jump first to be lifted up. I remember feeling really happy and utterly relieved. I then woke up.
It wasn’t until I went back months later to read this dream again that it occurred to me that me jumping and being lifted up could possibly be symbolic of the rapture!
The tsunamis and disasters below that I saw and coming to that town is what I believe will happen to the world. Disasters, waves, and floods will occur catching many unaware, although they have been warned. And certainly we are seeing that now to some extent.
The rock, this is my favorite part. Jesus of course. Praise the Lord!
1 Cor 10:4
and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.
2 Sam 22:47 (Love, love this verse!!! )
The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised,
And I am saved from my enemies.
The cords of death encompassed me,
And the torrents of ungodliness terrified me.
The cords of Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.
In my distress I called upon the LORD,
And cried to my God for help;
He heard my voice out of His temple,
And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.