I had a dream today. Well, not exactly today. But that was the way I heard it in my spirit.
"I HAD A DREAM."
Shortly after hearing this statement, while watching a 7 year old video of a prophetic sermon given by John Paul Jackson. The dream below that I had several years ago came into my spirit. I can remember quite a bit of the detail of the dream. The images of that dream played back in my mind. But then I was given instructions to retrieve the dream and read it again. Here was my dream and the interpretation GOD provided back on July 18, 2019.
July 18, 2019 dream
I was in this house – my house. And all my family was there. I remember seeing my best friend, one of my daughters, and a few of my grandkids and I felt the presence of my son-in-law but didn't see him. I don't remember seeing my youngest daughter either.
We were all gathered and talking, and the kids were running around playing. All the windows were opened to let the breeze in.
At some point, I SENSED a storm was coming, but no one else did. In fact, everyone thought I was being weird – overreactive. Yet, I was trying to get everyone to close the windows, but no one would help. So, I started to close a window on the right side in the back of the house where everyone was. Then, my best friend finally walked over to another window on the far-left side to close it. As I closed mine, I noticed it was completely dark, although it was daytime, and the wind was getting stronger and louder.
But, when I look towards my best friend, she was busy talking more than trying to QUICKLY close the window. I got upset with her. So, I yelled, “hurry up and close the window before a tree falls.”
She gave me this sarcastic look and started to close the window and immediately a tree fell on that side of the house, crashing through the roof and the window that she was attempting to close.
Before I had time enough to fuss or attempt to prepare everyone for what they needed to do next. A tornado came and lifted the house. And the house started to go higher and higher and to spin really fast. (At this point, I am looking down into the dream from a high place).
As the house spins, I could see myself holding onto something to keep me from flying away but I don't see anyone else. At some point, I looked outside where the tree had damaged the left side of the house and roof and I could see that my house was riding on the very top of the storm. At some point, the storm threw the house back to the ground. And the house immediately started to slide and tumble through a wooded area, and down a hill until it landed on the pavement.
When I got up, I noticed all my furniture that was in the house was in the right place as they were before the storm except for the curtains. All the curtains were gone. But the house was intact except for the hole on the left side where the tree had fallen.
I scrambled to find a phone and called 911. An operator answered. I was crying and as I was telling her what happened, and that my family was missing, I noticed the left side of the house was starting to lean downward causing the house to rock back and forth.
I started screaming “oh my God!” into the phone when I realized the house was about to fall into a body of water.
Before I could get out, it falls in and calmly floated down a river. I had no idea where I was. But I wasn't hurt. Only my hair was messy.
I was unsure where the river would take the house, so I knew I needed to get out. I finally was able to jump out of the house onto dry land. And as soon as I did, the house moved out of the river onto dry land and started rolling destructively down a road along a hillside. I chased it because I had no other place to go for cover. As I chased it, I was yelling for help along the way. I noticed that I was on some kind of construction site where they are building new homes. Off to my left were 3 men working on a house. But no one noticed me, nor my house rolling down the hill. Then I saw a huge black man coming out of the garage of the house. I yelled at him as I pointed at my house. He looked and that's when he saw the house as it was passing by him. He tried to stop it, but he was too late. He ran to look at it - where it fell over a hillside. He looked back at me and said the house was okay.
I looked around to get my bearings, but I had no clue where I was. So, I turned to the guy to ask where I was, but he went back to work as if I was never there.
And then I woke up.
In the dream, my house was a symbolic replica of God’s Church, His Bride, the Body of Christ on earth. Inside the house was the presence of my immediate family members that are closest to me– my best friend, my daughters, my grandchildren, and my son-in-law. But what was interesting, even though all their presences were evident in my house, not everyone was physically present before the storm arrived nor after the storm had left. For instance, those who were physically in the house with me before the storm were my best friend, all my grandkids, and one of my daughters. Those whose presence I could sense but was not physically there were one of my daughters and my son-in-law (compare to Matthew 24:39-42).
THEIR RESPONSE WAS TOO LATE
When we were in the house, no one sensed the coming storm, but I. In fact, others were critical and sarcastic about my preceded discernment relating to the storm.
As I was attempting to prepare for the coming storm, my preparations were halted by the attitude and distractive behaviors of others. And because I gave more attention to their bad behaviors than properly preparing myself and everyone for the storm, we all got caught off guard when the storm hit us.
At some point, when I started to close the windows to provide protection and cover for myself and everyone in the house; one person noticed and realized that something might happen. So, she attempted to help me by closing another window on the opposite side of the room, but she became easily attracted and distracted by the entertainment that was happening in the room. As a result, she never closed the window. Her hands were on the window in a downward position to pull the window down, but she never did. Instead, she opted to engage in conversation, instead of focusing her attention on what needed to be done, which was closing the windows to protect and cover everyone in the house.
Before I could respond to her, the storm, a tornado hit the house. And where my friend once stood, a tree fell on the house in that exact spot. This shows that some will respond to the coming destruction too late and end up as causal Christians because of their own distractions and late response to the significant sign and warning. The warning was the voice of God’s true servant who sensed and discerned that a storm was coming. The sign was when the conditions outside of the house suddenly changed from daytime to darkness along with the sudden change in the strength and the sounds of the wind.
ABOVE THE STORM
During the storm, the tornado picked up the house, lifted and carried it up to the very top of the tornado. As it was lifted higher and higher, the house was spinning faster and faster. The spinning of the house is a sign that all Christians will not be spared from the effects of what is about to come. WE ALL WILL BE IMPACTED AND AFFECTED BY THE COMING DESTRUCTION one way or another. However, it is the force and the strength of the storm that raises the house to the very top of the storm, which so happens to be the safest place to be during the storm. This is God’s Spirit, lifting His people above all the destruction that is happening below. Hiding them in the least likely place – above the storm.
While at the top of the storm, from a high place, I was able to see inside the house, and I noticed all the people who were with me were gone. Only I was left inside the house, in a corner, holding on for dear life as the house keeps spinning in the upper atmosphere. The people that were with me before the storm and now missing is what we will see take place in God’s House when the storm comes. People will abandon truth and the safety of God’s House.
Once the storm finished its destructive work, it quickly disappears, suddenly and violently throwing the house to the ground. Anything that is not rooted in God’s word will not survive this sudden thrust to the ground. To ensure that everything that is not of God is not left in His house, as the house hits the ground, it slides and tumbles down a high hill through a wooded area before it comes to a complete stop. Through this violent commotion, everything is removed that is not pure and holy.
The furniture that remains in its place during and after the storm represents the solid hearts of God’s people who will be able to ride out this coming destruction. His chosen people. His true remnant. However, during the first part of the storm, all the curtains were ripped out of all the windows. The curtains represent false leaders, wolves in sheep's clothing, who have failed to cover and protect God’s sheep. There will be no trace left of them once the storm has hit and gone.
Then there was the hole on the left side of the house from where the tree had fallen on it just before the tornado hit. It is a reminder of the damage done to God’s House and His people.
THE AFTERMATH OF A STORM
After the house settled, I attempted to call 911 for help and to report my loss. Although someone answered my call, they were not helpful. 911 represents the government and the systems it has in place supposedly to help the people. But during this storm, their funding, resources, and manpower will be of no use to anyone.
Today, I received an unexpected phone call in the middle of the day from one of my ministry partners. In a panicky tone, this individual begins to describe to me a disturbing dream she had last night that was haunting her, and she could not get it off her mind. So, I took a few minutes out of my schedule to hear her describe the dream to me.
As I listened, I jotted down notes (downloads from heaven) concerning different aspects she described that occurred in her dream. Once she was done, I asked. "Have GOD provided you the interpretation?" To which she said, no, she did not understand the dream at all.
Below is a dream map I draw as she gave me her dream to which afterward I gave her the interpretation to which Holy Spirit had provided me.
I reminded the individual that she received a WORD from the LORD in preparing her for her upcoming relocation. We know that is going to happen and it will occur soon. Therefore, it is the strategy of the Devil to steal, kill, and destroy the plans of the LORD by trying to disturb the timing of her moving plans. He wants to cause confusion which is what this dream is attempting to do. Hence, why you saw in your dream
But at some point in the dream, you got up and went to visit your mother. Revealing that the initial part of the dream did not work. So, when the suitcases on your bed did not cause the chaos and confusion Satan desired. He then sends 3 demons to attack you to either hinder or prevent you from moving.
Note: it is important that you move because it is the next step in your destiny. GOD's desired plans for you and your ministries.
Each time Satan sent a demon on assignment to attack you, you were well capable of handling the attacks and defeated each one. Until, finally, Satan flees. He does not return with another attack.
This dream may be of Satan, but it is a welcoming dream. In your dream, GOD is revealing to you the plans of the devil. His goals and the actions he will take in trying to prevent you from successfully inheriting what is yours. So, be on the watch and do not fall asleep because the devil is coming like a roaring lion. But don't fret - because the victory is already yours.
Dreams are common to most people. Of those that dream, most do not understand the purpose of dreams. Have any of us asked ourselves, "Why do we dream?" I can go into the scientific rationale of dreams and the dream state, but that is not the purpose of this writing. I am not here to debate personal opinions either. What I am here to do is share my testimony, struggle, and victory regarding dream warfare.
Those who dream may or may not find significance in their dreams. It all depends on one's perspective regarding dreams. Some may believe that GOD speaks through dreams. I believe and experience this. While others may believe that the causes for their dreams stem from something they ate or watched on television. Yet, there is a purpose behind everything that happens on this earth. If one does not know the purpose behind a thing it will always be misunderstood, misappropriated, and abused. It will also lead you down paths that were never meant for you to travel. This is what happened to me.
god communicates through dreams
I have always dreamed dreams. I can remember dreams that I dreamt when I was around 5 years old. GOD communicates with me through dreams. Job can attest to this,
I am a dreamer and when I dream, I dream BIG. I have a vivid imagination and therefore it is not hard for me to receive that which is impossible with man because I know that with GOD all things are possible. Why, because I can see it. Through dreams or visions, I see it.
What I did not understand was that there are different sources or origins of dreams. We are spiritual beings that possess a soul housed in a flesh tent (body). Add to that we live in a world that is full of corruption, deception, perversion, and the like. A world ruled by darkness or ignorance. These can influence our dreams to communicate its message or agenda to us. Let me explain.
The spirit in us comes from GOD. It is the part of us that GOD expresses Himself through. We are able to know GOD through the born again spirit. And it is the place where Holy Spirit dwells when HE comes to be in us. From this realm of ourselves GOD speaks, yet as Job communicates, we don't perceive it. Why? Because there is a realm of ourselves called the soul that needs renewing or reprogramming. For most of our lives, the soul has been influenced by the world and its deception. So our souls have been influenced and molded in ignorance though we believe ourselves knowledgeable and wise. Our souls have been tainted and contaminated by sin's perniciousness and pervasiveness. This is why as a disciple of Christ we are instructed, " Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what GOD'S will is - his good, pleasing, and perfect will" (Rom 12:2, NIV). It is required of us to have the mind of Christ. A soul that is influenced by the Spirit, not the world.
This leaves us with the body. The body is influenced by the soul. So, whatever influences your soul influences your body as well. This part of humans has been corrupted by the sin nature. Its indulgence in the dainties of deception the world offers has produced in it evil desires, longings, and lusts. "For everything in the world- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life - comes not from the Father but from the world" (1 John 2:16, NIV). James also informs us, "but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed" (James 1:14, NIV).
There is much I can divulge here but this is not the time. This was to enlighten you about the realms of the origin of dreams. I pray that you receive more insight into your dream's origin, purpose, and reasoning.
now my testimony
When I was a babe in Christ, I had no understanding regarding dreams. Dreaming was something I was always able to do. I, like most, may or may not have found relevance in my dreams, unless they stuck to me. Meaning, certain dreams struck me to my core and I could not shake them. If you have followed me or know me, then you know that the Most High God (Jesus) brought me out of, and delivered me from the lifestyle of homosexuality. What you do not know is that I struggled with, and still struggling with dream warfare regarding this lifestyle. Even though I was delivered out of this lifestyle I was still having dreams. Dreams of me indulging in sexual activities pertaining to this lifestyle. The imagery and passion were so intense that they caused a burning in my flesh. I would wake up rebuking the devil and repenting. Remember, I was a babe in Christ. Everything that was told to me in the church that if I come to Jesus, He will make everything alright, and this often left me confused. Why, am I having these dreams consistently? I dared not talk to anyone about them. So, I struggled alone in my infancy. Oh, if I knew then what I know now. I got to a point where I started to rationalize in my mind that maybe this is just who I am... sound familiar? Maybe it's ok to love and be with a woman. All because of dreams that I now know originated from a soul that wasn't renewed, that was still operating off of a corrupted program, and the carnal nature that had not been positioned to submit to the Spirit. It is not by might nor by power that we overcome temptation or the struggles of our flesh, it is by the Spirit of the LORD. But if we are not led by the Spirit then we will be led by our flesh. Thus, fulfilling the longings and appetites of the flesh. This is why I turned away, back into the lifestyle of homosexuality. It was not because it was who I was, but it was because of the information I chose to accept that was filtered to me through my dreams. I did not understand or perceive the source of my dreams because I had not matured soulicly that I could relate spiritually. The Truth does set you free. Not my truth, but The Truth. Knowing The Truth will liberate you and give you victory over your struggles. Revelation is key and the only way to receive revelation is through Christ Jesus.
Prophetess Felicia Crawford
CSO of Newford Ministries
Over the centuries, God has always used dreams to communicate with His servants. As students of the Bible, we know, in the past, God has spoken to His servants like Jacob (Genesis 37:5-10), Joseph, the husband of Mary (Matthew 2:12-22), Solomon (1 Kings 3:5-15), and many others through dreams (Daniel 2:1; 7:1; Joel 2:28; Matthew 27:19; Acts 2:17).