Heaven with the Shepherd


Dream on April 5, 2008

I had the most vivid amazing dream. I hesitate to call it a dream, because it was more than that, it was a spiritual journey while I was in my dream state. I have often had spiritual dreams whereby I’m in a spiritual warfare battle with evil spirits. Or the Lord may show me by way of a dream a situation in my life, the life of my family or friends, what to pray for, what events may happen, etc.

But this dream impacted me so much that not a day has gone by that I have not thought about it. Finally I have decided to write it down and what led to me doing so is simply amazing and another story in itself. Let me get on with the dream.

I fell asleep, and I found myself on a bridge. Beneath the bridge was the most amazing sight. There was a flowing river or stream of water. The color of the water was amazing, blue but it was not blue, it looked like glass, like living, flowing glass that was alive, breathing even. I looked around me and on the banks of this flowing body of water was the most vivid bright green grass, a color so beautiful so magnificent it is hard to explain and capture the beauty.

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The sky above me was a blue that was amazing, as if it was in 3D. I sensed that I was not on earth, I was in another world. The place felt familiar to me, I really felt at home, and also curious.

To my right a man was standing. I knew Him, it was the Lord.  He was wearing a white robe. However, I could not see His face. He was speaking to me, speaking to my spirit. Our communication was without words.  Before I could even say something He knew.  It was as if our communication was spirit to spirit, he was reading my heart, my mind.  I felt as if I was transparent, see through, bare, all of my innermost thoughts were exposed.  And yet, I was not fearful, just keenly aware that He knew me.  I was very at peace with Him as he spoke to me, telling me things that my spirit understood and was taking in.  It was as if he were a very good friend of mine, and he stood close to me, about 2 feet. I sensed he was explaining to me about the place where I was.  I remember asking Him, where am I.  I asked him about the water.  I then woke up.

I thought about the dream all day the next day and every single day since then. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about that peaceful place. I think about the water and how unique it was. Without a doubt that place was heaven, I know I was with the Lord Jesus Christ, my Savior. I don’t remember what He told me, I don’t remember what we spoke about, but I know that heaven exists.

April 5, 2008

I was cleaning up my desk and getting rid of old books to donate to the local coffee shop. I stumbled across my old dream journal. I stopped writing in my dream journal about 4 years ago since I began writing all my dreams on the computer instead.  I opened up my old dream journal and I was flipping through the pages.  I haven’t read that journal for many years. When finished I was about to close the journal and tuck it away again, when I realized there was a built in bookmark, a silky cream ribbon.  I decided I would place the ribbon on the last page of the last dream entry.  As I searched and flipped the pages looking for the last dream entry I noticed that the bookmark was already there.  So I decided to read that dream entry, curious as to the last dream I wrote in the book. What I read just about made my heart stop and my mouth dropped open.  Thank you Lord Jesus Christ!

Written below is exactly what is in the dream journal, the last entry I wrote in 2004, four years ago:

Sun. July 25, 2004
The other night I had a very vivid dream. I dreamed I was walking on a bridge. Down below I saw a beautiful land and what looked like a lake, crystal blue. The grass was so amazingly green. Someone was with me talking to me and I was so excited. I asked is this place Georgia? I wasn’t sure where I was but I realized it was somewhere where I have never visited before. I don’t remember who it was standing with me talking to me but I felt extremely happy and at peace looking down and above the entire lush landscape.

Additional Comments
I was floored that the Lord Jesus gave me another dream, similar to the one I had in July 2004. When I had the dream last month I did not remember at all that I had the same dream (visit) as in 2004. You see, it was and is more than a dream. It was a journey, a visit with the Shepherd. He took me back to the same place as in 2004, a walk in heaven, standing on the bridge. That is why it was familiar to me. None of this is a coincidence. I cried when I realized this, how good the Lord is to us. The little things, yet significant, in how He speaks to us. He lets me know He is there; even now, standing beside me, although I cannot see Him when I am awake he speaks in a still gentle voice.

I am absolutely humbled and yet filled with joy and expectancy of what is yet to come.

“Also before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.”    –   Revelation 4:6

“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.”  –   John 14:2


And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of God. And they sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,

“Great and marvelous are Your works,
O Lord God, the Almighty;
Righteous and true are Your ways,
King of the nations!
Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy;
For all the nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”  –  Revelation 15:2-
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