This is an excerpt from my book Divine Healing Made Simple.
I had a profound dream about the kingdom of God. In the dream, I watched as different people experienced the kingdom. The first man lived as a drug addict and petty criminal. He lived in a perpetual state of fear; always keeping an eye out for the police who might catch him doing something wrong. He lived to have his own personal desires met. It was a life of fear, selfishness and using others. Then I saw him enter the kingdom of God.
I saw him dressed in a uniform as he sat on a stool at the opening in a wall. The wall stood as a divider between a prison cell and the kingdom of God. The opening in the wall was a gate about 4 feet wide. He was a guard at this gate. He got up and walked around in the kingdom, which seemed to be an endless expanse as far as the eye could see. As he explored this new place, he looked for familiar things but found nothing like what he experienced in the world. There were no crime or drugs and no police. Everywhere he went he experienced freedom. He could walk anywhere without nagging feelings of fear or guilt. He was never afraid of getting caught doing something wrong, because nothing wrong ever happened in the kingdom. All his needs were met and he was filled with peace.
He met God the Father who had only good things to say about him. The Father provided everything he needed in the kingdom. He went back to the stool and sat at the gate. His new calling was to tell those who asked how they could enter the kingdom. His life was profoundly changed by his experience. Although the daily problems of his life didn’t immediately disappear, he began living from the reality he experienced in the kingdom. The freedom he felt there allowed him to live free in the world. In the dream, he never lived in fear again.
I was also in the dream. In the world, I was looking for acceptance and to be understood by others. I sought popularity and wanted people to like me. That was, until I entered the kingdom. In the kingdom, I found immediate acceptance. Everyone I met seemed to instantly understand me. Even more amazing was the fact that they liked me. I had no enemies and there was nobody I didn’t seem to get along with. I made friends everywhere I went. When I met the Father, I encountered absolute acceptance and love. He had many wonderful things to say about me. I was the apple of His eye. Everything I did was perfect in His sight. He could not be more proud of me. In the dream, this experience profoundly changed how I lived in the world. I no longer went around seeking acceptance from others. I lived from the reality I had experienced in the kingdom and never again wondered if I was good enough.
A third person appeared in the dream. This person lived with the fear of never having enough money. Although he had a good job and invested his money wisely, he lived with a nagging fear of poverty. Thoughts about earning and saving money plagued him continually. This man also entered the kingdom of God.
In the kingdom, he traveled from place to place. Wherever he went, he noticed that no one worried about money. In fact, there were no worries of any kind in the kingdom. Citizens of the kingdom had piles of money. He found that he could easily get as much money as he wanted from any stranger on the street. Nobody hoarded money. No one cared about how much they had or how much they gave away. There was abundance for everyone. This experience in the kingdom profoundly changed the way he lived. Experiencing the provision of heaven and knowing that God’s economy never lacked resources, gave him a freedom with money he never thought possible. In the dream, his fear of poverty instantly vanished. He began living in the world from the reality he experienced in the kingdom and began to give abundantly and with gladness.
A major theme in this dream was God’s abundant love and acceptance. The second was His abundant provision. The third was His righteousness; where no crime was allowed. The kingdom is a place of perfection. Those who experience the perfect realities of the kingdom are able to live in this world from those realities, instead of the ones the rest of the world lives from.
I hope you’re encouraged by this dream. The kingdom of God is within and around you. I hope we will all live from the unseen reality of God’s eternal kingdom.