Saturday, December 05, 2009

Dreaming of Hong Kong .... again!!

Well it's been a good while since I have had what I think is some sort of prophetic dream that I could remember and experience so strongly. So I was very excited to wake up this morning after having one such dream. Again - as usual - I have some idea why I dreamt it and what it means. What I don't know is whether it is prophetic of the future or more some commentary on my thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears.

I know most Christians are suspicious of dreams but I hardly need state again that I don't care about such suspicions. The Word of God is full of men and women "dreaming". Time and again God brought warnings and messages through dreams. And of course in Acts 2:17 it states quite categorically;

"'AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS,' God says, 'THAT I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL MANKIND; AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS, AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS".

As with the baptism of the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts I am not ready to declare they cannot exist simply because of excess and fanatacism as some have done. The Bible says that God can and will speak through dreams therefore I am ready to believe that He can speak to me through dreams just as He speaks through His Word.

So last night I dreamt I was in Hong Kong clearly for a "Glory and Grace Conference". I was on my own - which reminded me of my first visit to Hong Kong a couple of years ago. I did feel lonely (just as I did the first visit) - watching everyone greet each other. Rob and Glenda Rufus and Fini and Isi de Gersigny of course were there and were mainly surrounded by everyone. I remember seeing particularly Rob and Glenda ministering to Fini and Isi and watching them receive powerfully from God. I very much again had the feeling of being a "spectator" - wishing that I could be part of what was going on but not quite managing it - no matter how much I hoped.

As often happens in dreams, there is an element of life on "fast-forward". I had the experience of walking back to the apartment where I was staying on my own absolutely drunk and barely remembering where I was living! I thought that I was drunk on alcohol but then had someone tell me that I hadn't drunk a drop - so clearly the inebriation was from the Presence of the Holy Spirit!

Just before the end of the dream I actually was able to get time to sit and talk to Rob Rufus - which was of course amazing and everything I dreamt of. I don't quite remember the content of the conversation (whereas if/when I do actually get to meet Rob, I think I will be carrying a dictaphone to capture EVERYTHING said!). But I do know that I was sharing my hopes and fears with Rob and that he never once laughed at me or judged me - but was a loving spiritual father - as I imagine he is to the church family in Hong Kong.

I don't know - as I say - what this means but I want to capture it here as I have done with other dreams (something that both Jack Deere and Isi de Gersigny recomend). I hope that it means that 2010 will see me going to Hong Kong again - but hopefully taking friends with me!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think this dream is bitter/sweet. Your greatest fear is obviously being rejected by those that you respect and honour and love (the church in Hong Kong obviously being so important to you). I could be wrong - but think Rob Rufus welcoming you and not judging you is God's way of encouraging you that despite feeling alone when you went to Hong Kong last time, you are appreciated and are loved I am sure.

I pray that your next visit to Hong Kong demonstrates this and you find the bravery and courage to introduce yourself.

Blessings,

Joe

jul said...

Yes, and hopefully you'll take heart from this kind of dream and not be afraid to meet everyone next time you get there! I too struggle with expecting to be misunderstood and refected and generally not liked and before we went to HK the first time God kept reassuring me over and over that Rob and Glenda would like me, and sure enough we had a great time there with everyone we met including Rob and Glenda. I think your dream is a very accurate picture of exactly how Rob would treat you Dan, and though I've never actually met you I know that you are extremely likable and loveable and I consider it a great joy and honor to know you and benefit from everything you share. So here's to you getting to HK this coming year! And Canada too, you know I have to throw that in! I'm still dreaming of making you a lovely breakfast that is much better than McDonald's though my house will be much noisier...

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Dan Bowen said...

Thanks Julie! :) Spot on I think! ;)

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