August 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm #22465
[6 ] And he said, “Hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the LORD make myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream.
(Numbers 12:6 ESV)
Context: If you continue reading, God is explaining to Miriam and Aaron that Moses is different from other prophets. God does something else in this passage though. He explains how he normally communicates with prophets.
All of us have dreams, some dreams extend into visions, some visions extend into reality. Therefore all of us have the gift of prophecy.
In the mid 90s, lasting through the millennium, I had a vision. I wasn’t sure what to make of it then. It was powerful. The vision was that young people would rescue the world. It was a sensation that through peace, love, unity and respect, music and events youth would mobilize to solve some of the greatest issues of our day – issues which were already there but have worsened through the massive growth of the earth’s population.
Unfortunately the drugs and the culture made me sick and the vision became obscured. I retreated to my family who introduced me to the Holy Spirit. Slowly the visions came back, but this time I saw not just youth, but adults actually doing the work of saving the world, the work of our Lord, our Savior, Jesus. I couldn’t help myself, God had healed me and infected me with his Spirit and so I was baptized. His Grace is boundless!
My vision led me to seek out this community, and I see I am not the only one with this vision. The dream is strong!
People, I need a DJ in the Bay Area. I’m working with some musicians and some promoters to organize a worship event, a bless fest to honor our God and provide clean drinking water to some of the billion or so people who haven’t got it.
Lord, Where is my DJ?
manicAugust 14, 2010 at 8:10 pm #35024
Hey man, I was caught up in the raver-pit too. Praise to God that he dragged us out of that! Congratulations my friend.
With that said, I would be very very careful with putting stock into dreams or visions. Our heart is deceitful (Jer 17:9) and it’s very easy for us to get caught up in an idea that we may THINK is of the LORD. Also see:
Pro 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.
With regards to the whole PLUR movement and us saving and fixing the world, God promises us in the Holy Bible that it just won’t go down like that. In fact, the promise is that tribulations will continue, and even increase greatly. Not that we shouldn’t be making those efforts! Don’t get me wrong, we are called to be followers of Christ, to walk in light, to love our neighbors as ourselves. To do good and preach the gospel through all the world. But do be wary of a dream or vision that you held while in the rave scene, walking in darkness.
Only God himself can reconcile the situation and clean up the mess on Earth- we are powerless to do so. And he will! Daniel, Isaiah, and Revelation all have some info on how that will go down… although be aware that a lot of that text is hyper-symbolic, hyperbolic scripture (particularly Revelation). A lot of it is not literal, but actually symbolic of what is to come.
I am putting your fundraiser in prayer and I hope the LORD blesses your event abundantly! I know that I will be there myself LORD willing, and DJ Faith just told me that he is happy to play at it. I just gave him your contact info.
TylerAugust 14, 2010 at 8:37 pm #35025
I faced so many trials this last decade that those ideas that I thought were “visions” died. Visions about my career path, selfish delusions. I became sick and spiritually dead. When I was reborn in Christ only the very first vision I had survived. That vision is unifying people for peace. More later – I have to go, but I had to learn something about peace – from Jesus.August 14, 2010 at 11:05 pm #35026
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