I was saved at the age of eight years old and although I was a child, I was brought up in a Non-Denominational Christian church that had solid doctrinal teaching. As my walk with the Lord grew, I began to gain a love for Bible Prophecy. At the time of my dream, I was 12 years old. I had become convinced that in 1990 the rapture of the church would take place that night because of all the world events that were occurring at the time. My faith was 100% and as I waited all night for the Lord, my eyes grew tired and I fell asleep.
I was woken up in my dream and I was in the clouds. The clouds were peach in color for miles around me, I was completely surrounded. Because I was suspended in the clouds, I figured the rapture had indeed occurred. I believed this because I could feel the presence of God. I felt an overwhelming amount of love that completely took over my entire being. From scripture, I remembered that the Bible says in I John 4:8, “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” Although I could not see God or anyone else in my dream, I knew He was there.
So I asked, “Am I in Heaven?” “Did the rapture already happen?” I heard a male voice answer me and say, “No not yet, but go back to sleep.” So I drifted off to sleep, truly believing that when I woke up, I would be in Heaven. When I woke up, I was in my bed, in my room and I sobbed. I was sobbing at the thought that I was on Earth because of what I had experienced. Although I might not have been in Heaven, I felt I was near. I felt so much love that consumed my entire being, it was so amazing! I did not want to be on Earth, but back where I was in my dream.
When we dream from God, I truly believe that we know when it is from God, not only because it is obvious, but because these dreams are crystal clear and there is not one detail that is forgotten, when they are from God. These dreams are also never forgotten, ever.
I have held onto this dream my entire life. I know that what awaits us in Heaven must be even more amazing than what I felt in this dream. I recall what Paul says after he was caught up into Heaven. He describes his experience in 2 Corinthians 12:1-4. I still don’t know if I was caught up in the spirit or if it was a dream, but I do know that the answer I received was powerful, even if it was a short answer. When I had asked if the rapture had occurred, the answer was, “No, not yet.” This tells me that there is a rapture that will happen in the future of the church because it hasn’t occurred “yet”, but will one day.
I don’t know if it was God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit that spoke to me in that dream. It was a powerful male voice and I could not see anyone, but even if it was an angel, I could still feel God’s presence in a powerful way. My next dream would occur years later and be much more detailed. Check for my next post to read for yourself!