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The Dream Book Paperback Is Here

Just a quick update — The Dream Book is now available as a paperback at Amazon. $3.00 off regular price until Nov. 1, 2020.

The Dream Book was just reviewed at Readers’ Favorite! 5 Stars!
Quote from the review —  “Truly fascinating, thought-provoking, and inspirational, The Dream Book is essential reading.”

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The Dream Book:

A Practical Guide to Christian
Dream Interpretation

The e-Book pre-order sale ($3.00 off)
also continues until 11-01-20 release date

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Thank you! ~ Lee Ann

 

The Dream Book

It’s Finally Here! (Well, Almost)

The Dream Book:
A Practical Guide to Christian
Dream Interpretation

Coming November 1, 2020 — With a Pre-Order Sale Going on Now:

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E-Book Pre-Order Sale! $3.00 off!
Now until 11-01-20 release date

Pre-order price available at:

Amazon      Smashwords      Barnes & Noble      Apple Books      Kobo

(Amazon and Apple Books links are affiliate links, meaning I earn a small commission when you purchase using these links.)

The paperback version will be available in a few weeks — $3.00 off, the first week after release. I’ll let you know when it is ready. Thank you!

 

Becoming the Friend of God

friend of GodI wrote a few posts ago about going through a severe illness this past winter and spring. While I  came through it well overall, I suffered a setback for several weeks this summer, where I felt pretty peaked. In spite of persevering in the oodles of healing promises in the Bible, and even though the Lord frequently assured me by His inner voice that I would be all right, there were times when feeling awful seemed way more real than His Word did. (How many of you can relate?)

In the middle of that struggle, the Lord reminded me of why He called Abraham His friend. It was because Abraham believed what God had said. James 2:23 tells us, “…Abraham believed God, and it was accredited to him for righteousness, and he was called the Friend of God.”

Genesis 15 records one of many conversations between Abraham and the Lord. God initiated it by saying, “Fear not, Abram. I am your shield and your exceedingly great reward.” Abraham responded by pouring out his disappointment over a deep lack in his life. He basically said, “But Lord, what is that to me, when You have not given me a child, the longing of my heart?” (vs. 1-3). I suspect he said it reverently, yet he laid it out on the table quite honestly.

You know, God has respect toward our end of the conversation. He listens to us. He acts on what we request, because He is good, and He loves us. He replied by promising Abraham many descendants, like the number of the stars of heaven. “And Abraham believed in the LORD, and He counted it to him for righteousness” (v. 6).

When we are friends with someone, we pay attention to what they say. We want to know what they are thinking. That’s to be expected with those we share an equal footing with, but how amazing it is that the limitless Creator and Potentate of the entire universe invites us to talk with Him, and that He regards what we say and pray!

As Abraham waited many long years for the son God had promised him, his faith had its ups and downs. Yet the Lord looked past his momentary stumbles to the overall trust Abraham placed in Him. It is the same with us. We may not be perfect every minute of every day in believing whatever God has spoken. But if we waver here and there, we can still pick up where we left off and renew our belief in the Lord and in His faithfulness to His Word. He sees the big picture.

So, in my situation, I committed with fresh determination to be like Abraham, the friend of God who believed what He said. On the days I felt the worst, I often grabbed a list of the Bible healing verses and read them aloud, prayed them, and declared them over my life, even when I felt puny in my faith. I read, over and over, the personal words of comfort recorded in my prayer journal, saying, “This is what the Lord has said. I will believe Him, even if my body tries to tell me otherwise.”

I am feeling much better. It’s just taking time. I like instant healing — a lot. But in the midst of the wait, I’m learning to be the friend of God who believes what He says. He’s also teaching “my hands to war, and my fingers to fight” (Psalm 144:1), “so that a bow of steel is broken by my arms” (Psalm 18:34).

Have you been waiting for a breakthrough in your situation for a long time? Do you have promises from the Lord concerning it? Maybe your faith for your miracle has been severely shaken here and there. Today is your fresh opportunity to grasp those promises again and to say, “I want to be counted as Your friend, Lord. I will believe You and watch You do what You said.”

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Coming This Fall!

The Dream Book:
A Practical Guide to Christian Dream Interpretation

Christian dream interpretation

(Cover design not yet complete)

As many of you are aware, hearing from God through dreams is one of my “things.” This book is packed with down-to-earth, how-to keys to making sense of your dreams. I explain how to set yourself up to receive more dreams from the Lord, how to be fluent in understanding the language of dreams, and the step-by-step process of interpreting their meaning.

I hope to have The Dream Book ready in plenty of time for Christmas. (Pray for me!) I will keep you updated.

 

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

time, clock, DaliLast time, I wrote about a dream I had concerning the Church. Here is one more, with a different message:

In the dream, I woke up on the day I was supposed to have eye surgery at the hospital on the north side of our city. The surgery appointment time was 7:05. I looked at the clocks in our kitchen, and the one on the wall said 6:15. The microwave clock said 6:30. I panicked, thinking I didn’t have enough time, no matter which clock was right. And I still had to take a shower.

I asked my husband Paul what time it really was, but he didn’t seem to know. My mom changed the clock on the microwave to 7:30, thinking that was the correct time. When I pointed out the error to her, she laughed and said she would change it again. But nobody seemed to know what time it really was.

I became overwhelmed as I realized I might not have enough time for a shower before my appointment. But I was going to try anyway. I now discovered I didn’t have my clothes ready, either. They were stuffed tightly in my purse, and I couldn’t seem to get them out. I poured powdered laundry detergent into the purse, all over the clothes, and then realized I had now made a huge mess of them. The dream ended with my dad trying to help me fix the situation.

Whew! How would you like to have stress like that going on? And what does it all mean?

Here are the main points I understand: A critical event is looming on the horizon, there isn’t much time, and nobody seems to understand what time it really is.

I believe the dream is speaking of the return of Jesus for His Church, and we are not ready.

I had an appointment for eye surgery at the north side hospital. “North” often speaks of heaven, where God is.  At the appointed time, we will see Jesus as He is. We will see clearly.

1 John 3:2, 3“… But we know that when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. And every man who has this hope in him purifies himself, even as He is pure.” (Note that I desperately wanted to get that shower in!)

1 Corinthians 13:12“For now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know even as also I am known.”

While nobody in the house seemed to know what time it really was, I was keenly aware that the time available was extremely short — maybe shorter than we thought.  I didn’t know if I had enough time to get ready, but it seemed like I probably did not.

I am not sure if the numbers I saw on the clocks had deeper meanings, but this is what I did understand from them:

7:05 — The appointed time has been set.
6:15 — The time is very short before that appointment.
6:30 — The time is even shorter than we thought.
7:30 — Some people are totally off on the timing, expecting the appointment to take place much later than when it actually will.

My mom mistakenly set the clock for later than the appointment time. Some Christians are putting the time of Jesus’ return off with their prophecies and theology, not realizing that their idea of when Jesus will return is actually after the appointed time God has set.

In the dream, I felt very unprepared and not clean, and I wanted desperately to remedy that, but I was trying to do it in my own strength. I couldn’t lay hold of my clothes. Sprinkling dry laundry detergent over them sounds a lot like our human efforts to spruce ourselves up outwardly, but inwardly we’re still a mess — and our Father in heaven is there, trying to assist us with this, just as my father in the dream tried to help me.

Yet, we do have a part to play in getting ready. Revelation 19:7 comments, “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”

So, is the dream saying we cannot possibly be ready when Jesus comes? No, it is a warning to wake up and understand what time it is. The appointed time for His coming for His bride is sooner than we may have realized.  We need to make adjustments now.  Jesus is returning for a beautiful bride, who is “without spot or wrinkle … holy, and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:27). While we can’t clean ourselves up by human effort (Ephesians 5:26 says Jesus sanctifies and cleanses us by the washing of the water of the Word), we do need to cooperate with Him by listening and obeying.

He’s coming sooner  than we think. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him (Luke 12:40, NIV). We don’t want to end up like the five foolish virgins in Matthew 25.

How do we make sure we are ready? Come to the Lord for cleansing. Each of us knows the areas of compromise in our lives which need to go. We must lay aside whatever distracts us from the Lord. Seek His face, call on His name for a fresh love for Him, and eagerly look for Him. He is coming for those who “love His appearing” (2 Timothy 4:8). “Unto those who look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation” (Hebrews 9:28).

In the dream, the time of the eye appointment was 7:05. Let me finish with Psalm 70:5: “But I am poor and needy; make haste unto me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer. O Lord, make no tarrying.

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Hearing God Through Your Dreams,
Audio teaching by Lee Ann Rubsam

 

 

 

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The Spirit-Filled Guide to Personal Prophecy,
by Lee Ann Rubsam

 

 

A Dream About the Church

vanToday, I’d like to share a recent dream, which I feel is about something currently happening in the family of God.

For most of the dream, I was acting as an observer.  I saw my daughter sitting in the driver’s seat of my van, and she seemed to be stalled. Pulled up alongside of her in another car was a well-known actor of bygone days. He was someone who had done several TV series on occult or paranormal themes. He was smiling graciously at her while advising her on how to get the van running.

He told her to put water in the gas tank. In her ignorance, she trusted that he was really trying to help her, so she did as he said. I knew she had just ruined the van.

At this point, I left my observer position. I hurried behind the actor’s car with a pad of paper and pen to write down his license plate number, so I could turn him in to the authorities. But then I heard him chuckling about what he had duped my daughter into doing. He was also laughing at me for thinking I could turn him in. I suddenly realized that, because he had not personally poured the water into the gas tank, but had fooled my daughter into doing it to herself, there would be no case against him in a court of law.

My interpretation:

Vans and cars usually represent a person’s life or ministry. Vans lean more toward meaning ministry in my dreams.

I felt that the actor represented the devil (perhaps also evil or deceived people he works through). Actors play roles which are not their real selves, so here was a man who was pretending to be nice and to give sound advice, but his intentions were entirely evil. He preyed upon the ignorance and innocence of my daughter.

My daughter represented younger people in the faith, either biological or spiritual sons and daughters. She blindly believed someone was trying help her, just because that’s what he wanted her to think. She did not discern the source of the information she received. Hence, she ruined the van by following his evil advice. This was due to extreme ignorance in basic car care, too.

My daughter watered down the fuel. We cannot mix the pure fuel of the Word and of the Holy Spirit with other substances. We need to stick with what the Bible says and not adulterate it. This is a trap many Christians fall into. They absorb  secular, humanistic thoughts, opinions, and advice, not discerning the unholy sources from which they are coming. They end up thinking and living just like non-Christians, even ruining their own lives by following beliefs and tactics which are not from God. They can’t even pin it on the enemy, because they do it to themselves through ignorance of the truth and lack of discernment. An absence of prayer and reading the Bible are major reasons for this ignorance and inability to discern.

Meanwhile, the devil is enjoying deceiving God’s people, thereby rendering them ineffective and even ruining their lives.

I noted that my daughter was not able to get my van going in the first place; it was already at a standstill. The evil advice she took just finished the job. I felt this was saying that in our families and in the Church, we hand our ministries over to the next generation without equipping them to know how to drive them.

What is the solution? 

Those of us who are older and/or leaders in the family of God must train our sons and daughters (both biological and spiritual) in the fundamentals of the faith, the Bible, and in discernment, so that they are not duped into thinking evil is good, “lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices”  (2 Corinthians 2:11). We must emphasize the importance of daily prayer and time in the Word as well. The generations behind us will not be able to keep the kingdom of God, or their own personal lives as believers, moving forward without these things.

In our churches, we must also realize that we cannot water down or compromise the “living fuel” of the Word from the pulpit. Our gospel must be centered on Jesus, rather than on a me-istic message of personal success.

Do you have any further thoughts to add? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

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The Dream Book: A Practical Guide to Christian Dream Interpretation,
by Lee Ann Rubsam

 

 

Christian dream interpretation workshop

 

Hearing God Through Your Dreams (Workshop, CD set or mp3 )
by Lee Ann Rubsam