Sometimes I have dreams from God, and His purpose is to empower me to bring change by praying the opposite of what was revealed to me in the dream. At Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, I’ve learned that as one of God’s sons, I have authority to overcome evil and bring good to the world.
Just before Christmas, I had a dream where I was at a gas station, and I was wearing clothes I didn’t own. I was standing there filling up my car when a guy walked up to me and said, “I need money because my car is broken.” There was money in my pocket, but in the dream, I said, “I don’t have any,” and didn’t give him some. The man pulled out a gun and shot me in the head. I woke up and prayed for hours.
On the first Saturday in 2014, I was driving south to Redding, and I stopped at a gas station in Kennewick, Washington. I paid for my gas and was walking back to the car, ready for the next leg of my journey. I was wearing new clothes and wasn’t paying much attention to my surroundings when a man approached me. He was around forty years old and was wearing blue jeans, a tan coat, gray shirt, and had a beard. He looked familiar.
Ten days earlier, my Christmas gifts had included the clothes I had been wearing in the dream, but I hadn’t thought much about it at the time. That dream instantly came back to me as I saw the same man walking toward me.
“I need money,” he said.
So I reached into my pocket and handed him $20. The man went back to his minivan and drove off. As he left, I prayed that the money would increase.
In this experience, I can see the kindness of God: A man was saved from potentially committing a crime, God protected me, and I was able to act as a son and release love and generosity. God enabled me to bring Heaven’s plans to earth.