Many years ago while in a spiritual growth spurt I remember being extremely frustrated that in my dreams it seemed as if I wasn’t a christian. There is probably a doctor of something who has studied this kind of stuff and would be able to tell me why this happens…but that being said, I almost felt like only part of me was saved but not my subconscious. It really began to bother me in the dreams I remembered. (I typically don’t remember many of my dreams.) If I belong to the Lord then I am His conscious and unconscious! No split personality going on here! So I began to pray and ask the Lord to please let me know that I am 100% his, through and through without wavering, asleep and awake!
It was but a few weeks from my intense request of the Lord when I had a dream that was incredibly vivid and even in color! I think most of my dreams are black and white but the few real God-dreams I have had have been in technicolor–vivid and very intense. I don’t remember who it was that I was with but that we were running and hiding out as if we were being pursued by someone. I remember scenes of running up and down back outside staircases like on apartment buildings and then suddenly I was with many others who were being ushered on a train. I then realized that I had been taken captive.
Suddenly, soldiers were one-by-one taking people like me and executed us with machine guns. It was soon to be my turn and I remember being grabbed roughly and as the gun was placed to my head and told I was next that I started to sing the chorus to “I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel”. I am not ashamed of the gospel, the gospel of Jesus Christ, I am not afraid to be counted, but I’m willing to give my life…”
And suddenly I woke up, completely amazed at what had just taken place in my dream. You might enjoy listening to this powerful song yourself at the end of this post.
So what about the fortune cookie you are thinking? About two weeks after this vivid dream that I believe was an answer to my request of the Lord, I found a fortune cookie placed on my desk at work. We had a youth radio station and it was manned by young adults and they were such a blast to work with and have around and I was pretty certain that one of them had put it there. so I opened it up and read it and was in total amazement as to what it said (I have to print it out because it is too faded to read from the picture above)…
You begin to appreciate how important it is to share your personal beliefs.
Okay, you may say whatever you want but have you ever seen a fortune with a message like that? Not me! And that was a confirmation for me that God not only heard my prayer but he answered it in a very dramatic way! For some reason I needed to experience what He allowed me to live out in my dream and then it was as if He was said to me that I was His through and through! Whew, the content of my dreams began to change after that and I no longer doubted whose I was! And that old, yellowed and faded fortune remains taped to my computer screen at work!
Enjoy and older Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir presentation with Damaris Carbough…