Thursday 2 July 2009

Lee Ann Rubsam on Dreams

Every so often I visit Lee Ann Rubsam's blog.

The last post was interesting because it tied in with the things Ursula Kuba has been sharing.
April 14, 2009
Hearing from God Through Dreams (Part 3)
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God doesn’t always give us an immediate interpretation of our dreams, and this is another reason it is good to keep a journal. As we reread our dreams, sometimes He drops understanding into us months down the road from when we first had the dream. Why? Perhaps events had to unfold in our lives before the dream could become relevant to us. It could be a matter of maturity in our understanding.
Early in my experience with this type of revelation, I had a dream that explained specifics of what my primary function in the Body of Christ was to be. There were many details, and the Lord explained most of them to me immediately. Some details seemed important, but were held from my understanding for another two years. I read through that dream often, and continued to ask about the unexplained details, and eventually the interpretations were given.
Dreams with recurring themes are particularly important to pay attention to, even if they seem a little silly. Over a two month period, I dreamed four times about turtles in various situations. God did not tell me right away what the turtles symbolized, and dream books and people I knew who were familiar with dream interpretation were not able to help me with this one. I like turtles, so for me, turtles are connected with happy things. I pondered the turtle dreams before the Lord many times, asking into them, and eventually understood that they represented blessings and God-promises in my life. The Lord then showed me what He had been speaking about my promises in each of those dreams.
Dreams can be either panoramic, full-blown stories or snapshot pictures of one simple scene. I sometimes doze off while praying, and when I do, I’m likely to have snapshot dreams from the Lord. Even the snapshots can be full of important details. Here is an example:
I had been praying for favor for my husband and myself – God’s favor and also a particular person’s favor. In a snapshot dream, I saw a man in brown uniform running up to our front porch. I just saw him from the back as he got to the porch. I immediately awoke, startled. I understood from the brown uniform that he was a UPS driver, and then had this conversation with the Lord:
“Lord, what was that?”“He’s bringing you a package.”“What is it, Lord?”“Favor.”“Is it God’s favor or So-and-so’s favor?”“It’s both.”“God, You know that first and foremost I want Your favor!”“I know that, and that’s why you can have the other one, too.”
Some of the details of this dream continued to nag at my mind over the next couple of days, so I asked more questions, and got more revelation:
The UPS man was running to show haste. God said we would get this favor quickly. The package was left at our door – which meant I needed to actively receive it, to take it in.
I asked, “Lord, why was the package left at the front door? They usually leave it at the back door.”“It is front-door favor, not back-door favor. It will not be done in secret.”
A week after the dream, we were given great favor by the person I had prayed about, and it definitely happened in a public manner. It was also something we could have rejected, but chose to accept.
If you haven’t yet explored hearing from the Lord through dreams, I encourage you to get started now. Ask Him to speak to you through this avenue, and be serious about recording your dreams and asking into their interpretations. Those of you who have difficulty hearing from God in other ways may even find that dreams are the key that unlocks the door of revelation for you. You will want to expand into other ways of hearing from Him, but dreams are a great place to start.
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Pingback by Hearing from God through Dreams (Part 2) « Out of the Fire — April 14, 2009 @ 7:55 pm Reply

I do like your blog.I think all these areas need to be opened up. Ursula Kuba has started a series on the prophetic and dreams. A few of her posts have been stunning. See link to Open Door on my blog. She has a lot to do with Isi de Gersigny who also moves a lot in this kind of area, as well as gifts of discernment and powerful healings. The link to their Jubilee church is on Life on Wings under Dan’s favorite churches. Isi likes coming to Bethel, Bill Johnson’s Church, because she feels understood there, because Bill shares such a lot on the lines of dreams and creativity.My purpose in bothering to leave a comment is simply to say I feel the time has come for us to be more vocal about the things that people have thought weird for centuries. I am absolutely clear that spirit is spirit, mind is mind,brain is brain. But it is no accident I feel that in the last 50 years the actual processes of how are brains function are just beginning to be opened up. What a breakthrough for creatives to actually learn in the 90s that there was such a thing as right-brain creativity. It was received in an overly simplistic fashion, when the truth is we think in a much more parallel way than we ever thought. But at least it opened people’s minds to the fact that , yes, artistic people do think differently. And somehow, some more of these hidden recesses of our selves are brought to the fore when we are svaed and baptised in the Spirit. For me, at 13, I discovered for the first time I was a muzo. Songs and often prophetic songs started to pour out. More on this subject is covered in these February posts.
The question I would ask you is….do you think that dreams come a lot more to the fore for you and Ursula and Isi, because you are “visually” oriented?Songs, prophetic impressions, senses, come a lot more to me because i seem a lot more “auditory”. Or do you think it is simply a matter for us all to seek to press in to everything?
Comment by Chris Welch — May 8, 2009 @ 2:27 am Reply

I’m sorry, Chris. I missed seeing the end question of your comment until today. I am very auditory, not very visually oriented at all in my waking hours. But dreams have become a significant way that I hear God, in spite of not being visual.
I am growing in the visual as I press in for it, though. I think we can all cross the lines between auditory and visual to some extent — if we ask the Lord to do it in us.
I think what caused me to begin hearing more from God through dreams was that my pastor, who is also both an apostle and prophet, felt it was important for me to come into the dream realm of revelation. He prayed for me with the laying on of hands multiple times for dream revelation. His care for widening out my revelatory gifts has impacted me greatly.
I guess everybody’s story is unique.
Comment by Lee Ann Rubsam — July 1, 2009 @ 4:45 pm Reply

Hey… this is Power of teams territory!
Not that the above post had anything to do with dreams, but it shows the same principle that Paul showed with Timothy in the NT, whereby the Body is able to confer real life-changing elements one to another.
For this reason alone, and it isn’t the only reason, I do not recommend the habit of some of NON-MEETING.
Great replyChris
Comment by Chris Welch — July 2, 2009 @ 2:31 am Reply


Marcia said...

A dream about a turtle combined with the subject of this blog makes me think of "Small Gods" by Terry Pratchett.

Chris Welch - 07000INTUNE said...

I have so far lived Pratchettless, which probably means I am poorer for it...tho he did launch his last book here on the island. Bet you anything this features in Lee Ann's subconscious world!

Lee Ann said...

I don't think so. I've never read or heard of Pratchett. I'm probably showing my ignorance a bit, but I am not well-read in contemporary lit. His turtles and mine cannot have crossed paths.

Chris Welch - 07000INTUNE said...

praps I won't bet you anything.
Thanks for stopping by LeeAnn.