Powerful Dreams And Visions – Sleeping Church Receives Them Not!


                                          Written By Joanie Stahl ( April 2016)

I tend to receive emails of many people who are longing to share what they are dreaming of, and having visions of these days. I have also noticed that there is a new surge of many people young and old who have never dreamed before of anything significant, as well as others who have told me they have never dreamed of anything at all. But of late, many are dreaming and they are no ordinary dreams.

Their reactions are all the same across the board. They all know these dreams they have been having are riveting, penetrating and distinct. They are deeply and profoundly affected. They can’t and won’t shake it. They all confess that they have an urgency to get it out. They begin by examining what they have dreamed and know by the witness of the Holy Spirit in their spirit that what they have seen was shown to them by none other than God Himself. They are all firm about that. And they cannot hold it in.

The next phase Is they reluctantly begin sharing their dreams and visions with friends and family members. They are met with a scoff or passed off as nothing. The intensity continues and they then go to Pastors or leaders of their churches because they esteem them as those who have the responsibility of leading the Body of Christ. But they are also met with the same response as Sean’s. 

Sean is a young man who has written to me to share what his conversion to Christianity was like and consequently receiving a dream/vision with a clear message. He told his pastor and his pastor had nothing to say about it except that “he should keep it to himself.”

I shared Sean’s email with the Minute to Midnite team who feel, (as well as myself), that this was indeed from the Lord and needs to get out. We value hearing from people who feel the same as Sean. Who are receiving dreams and visions for the first time and are being shunned by those who esteem themselves as the Body of Christ, yet have “shut their ears to hear, and their eyes to see,”as the Prophet Isaiah said.

Do not forget that at the very end of time we were told in Joel 2:28-29, “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pout out My spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pout out my spirit.”

And this prophecy was reiterated in the New Testament in Acts 2:17-18, “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pout out My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pout out in those days of My spirit; and they shall prophesy.”

When God mentions something twice, It is the number of witness. His witness test.

Pharaoh had two dreams in a row that greatly perplexed and troubled him. When he told the dream to Joseph, who also received significant dreams pertaining to future prophetic events, his reply to Pharaoh was this, “And for that dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.” 

Genesis 41:32.

So I will pause here for a moment to let you read Sean’s account of salvation along with the dream and clear message he shorty received from the Lord afterward. Then I will continue.

Hi there Joanie. My name is Sean Harper and back in Oct 2015 I gave myself to the Lord and had some pretty supernatural occurrences take place. I used to carry a resentment towards God but that all changed in an instant. The night I asked God into my life, I was struggling with major shoulder surgeries and I didn’t have the finances to cover the rehabilitation, so I asked Jesus to help me out with the finances and I asked if he would bring me out of the depression I was facing so that I had proof he is a personal God. I then told him that I would give my life to him and I didn’t want to live in the pain that I was in any longer. At that moment I began to break down and I started crying like never before and I felt the Holy Spirit resonating throughout my body. I started repenting of my sins and actually turned away from the trouble in my life from that point on. The very next day I got a call from the rehab clinic telling me that they were going to cover all the expenses of my right shoulder surgery, so I knew from that point on that God was telling me to wake up and know he is real.

I was drawn by your story of how you found the Lord and received your gift of the Holy Spirit, so I want to ask you about a certain dream I had in October.

On October 26, I was compelled to not alter my mind state by refraining from pain medications and sugary food. 

Sean’s Dream/Vision:

That night I had a dream unlike any dream I’ve had. In the dream I was in a vast expanse of a desert with clouds all around me. Suddenly I noticed there were all these intensifying bright lights appearing before me, which then took on a shape of a man but they were just bright lights with no face. In the center of this vast desert was one large pillar of light that every bright light was facing as if they were patiently waiting. Suddenly one of the human like lights turned to me and I heard a voice that resonated throughout the whole desert.The voice said, “Beware the false prophet, beware the angel of death. For the time has come and is approaching.” The next morning I didn’t know what to do. I was compelled to try and voice the dream to major pastors because I prayed and God compelled me to begin sending this dream of warning to major pastors, but I didn’t get a response from any of them.

I was struggling to understand exactly what the pillar of light was in the center. Fortunately I was outside in the month of January when a red hue was cast out from the sunset taking place. I saw a double rainbow and had that same overwhelming feeling of the Holy Spirit came over me to the point where I was numb. All of a sudden a voice spoke and said, “the pillar is Jerusalem.” From that point on I was contacting Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to warn him that the Rabbis are speaking of the truth of a major war coming to Israel and to be wary of the nations.

I’m not the best at interpreting dreams but I know there is a deeper meaning to all the humanoid shaped lights around the pillar of light. I asked my pastor what it all meant. He told me he didn’t really know what the dream was all about and told me to keep the dream to myself but I know the Lord wanted me to voice this dream. I left the church and I’ve been reading as much scripture and Jewish history as I can. I’m not trying to dismiss the church but I truly feel the church is being led astray from the true purpose that Jesus wanted by chasing money, blessings, and stability, without a true sense of knowing and trusting the Heavenly Father. Do you have an idea of what the dream meant in further detail? I am having a hard time and I knew that you would have much greater insight of the dream since you were given the gift of prophecy through dreams and visions. If you don’t respond, I’ll pray that God blesses your walk in his light and I pray for your messages to be spread as a beacon of hope to all that are seeking heaven’s light.

As an extra little tidbit, From that point on I have had incredible insight into Revelation, understanding scripture and I’ve been able to counsel in ways I’ve never been able to speak before that’s all been given by the grace of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I’ve had an overwhelming feeling that the end time is truly at hand and that America is going to be judged because God won’t tolerate the spilled blood of the millions of babies we’ve sacrificed in the nation and the abomination we’ve legalized along with various other sins in our nation.

 I’ve had a strong feeling that God doesn’t want to harm the people, but he can’t let the filth spread without some sort of action. In all honesty I believe that Jonathan Cahn was sent to warn America of what the true meaning of the Twin Towers was. I’m saddened to realize that we won’t turn in repentance so I found it interesting that a temple of Baal is going to be erected in New York and California and I swear that I have been pointed to scripture that keeps on telling me that those two locations will be the first places to fall by the judgement of God because they have the greatest sin of the nation. I pray for those locations and many other around the world. If you have any insight on this, I would love to hear what you have to say.

God bless,


I am sure that your reaction was met with the same strong sense and knowing that this is a message from our God. I love the way Sean didn’t just jump into the dream. I love the fact that he spoke of his salvation and the strength of his heart in meeting His God the way He did. I know God loves this. and I hope that in this first part that it will speak to the hearts of those that have a sincere need of proof that God is who He says He is. I know whoever you are, that God will do the same to you and for you because He meets those that are truly seeking Him with all their hearts.

Notice also, whom it was that God chose to reveal Himself and His message. It lines up with the passages of Joel 2:28-29, and Acts 2:17-18 perfectly. God is not interested in human intellect. In fact it shuts out most of the movement of the Holy Spirit. Listen to 1 Corinthians 1:26-29, “For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things that are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.”

And also, “Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may still the enemy and the avenger.” Psalm 8:2.

These unmighty, ignoble, foolish, weak, base, despised, based,  and the nothing, are catagorical declensions of humanity. These are the one’s He chooses because they act as more as a sign establishing the divine..

It is nothing to hear fine oratorical biblical expression and explanations from the mighty and noble and learned. But from the “mouth of babes and nursing infants” is a God-sign. It goes against flesh reasoning.

Acts 4:13 settles it thus far, “Now seeing the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled and took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.”

So we all take knowledge that Sean has been with Jesus likewise.

After a careful reviewing of the dream given to Sean by the Lord, and as holding everything up under the authority and light of scripture as you have already begun to see, is how I viewed it.

I would interpret Sean’s dream/vision and message this way. I am not insisting on it, but it seems very clear. However, I will let the Lord be the seal on it after all as I deeply regard and fearfully respect Him.

Sean saw himself in a vast desert. Given the time and season he has been given this dream must be first determined. We are no doubt living in the last closing minutes of the Church Age.

Whenever the desert is mentioned in the Bible other that a historical geographical location which would be a physical, natural aspect; we must keep in mind that this was given in the Spirit by the Holy Spirit.

Whenever the desert is mentioned in the Bible, it is basically used by the Lord to show us spiritually, a waste land, a land without inhabitant. It exemplifies death, sorrows, grief, bareness and a curse. For the sake of time I will not embellish on this, but if you are a student of the Bible, you can turn this into a word study that is totally worth it.

In my assessment, this desert represented the condition of our nation. The United States of America. The clouds along with the vast desert also bespeak the same thing. Like “the Day of the Lord.”

Ezekiel 30:3, “For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.” (nations).

The bright lights that were appearing and forming into a man with out a face, as well as the other bright lights were no doubt angels. We know that angels are spirits. They are at times, seen as bright and shining in their appearance in the scriptures. The one pillar of light was was bigger than all the rest that had the attention of all the other bright lights was the Lord. Notice the bright lights focused their entire attention on it (him) with patience. The description of these lights and pillar of light was obvious in that these were personages. Because a light cannot have patience or look towards something as a type of person, neither speak. 

Sean used the word “pillar” to describe the one big personage of light. “For we know that He is light and in Him is not darkness at all.1 John 1:5.There are many other scripture references by the hundreds that describe Jesus Christ as being “the Light of the World,” and that “He dwells in inapproachable light,” and Paul said in Acts 9:3, that as he came near Damascus a light shone around him from heaven.” He described it later to King Agrippa this way in 

Acts 26:13,

“At midday, O King, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining around me and them that journeyed with me.”

Moses described the very presence of God to the Jews in Exodus 13:22,He took not away the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.” 

 The one bright light that turned to speak to Sean after waiting with patience, waited for what was  given to him to say. He was given a command to speak to a message to Sean. The words were given in three phases, First, “Beware the false prophets, next, beware the angel of death,” third, “For the time has come, and it is fast approaching.” The number three is the number of the Divinity.Representing the Trinue God-head in agreement. 1 John 5;7-9.

First, the Lord is reiterating this warning that he spoke in Matthew 24:4-5, “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am Christ,’ and will deceive many.”

Paul backs it up in Acts 20:29:31, “For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock, Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone day and night with tears.”

The next phase follows as “Hades follows Death” in Revelation 6:8. When Sean was warned about the “angel of death” as the next warning is certain. God was mentioning the outcome of receiving “the Lie.” The “Doctrines of Demons” which are preached by false prophets of this generation “Who speak with great swelling words having men’s admiration because of advantage.” In the end, it leads to a spiritual bankruptcy and death. The end always speaks.

The following warning that “the time has come,” is God telling  “those that have ears to hear what the Spirit says to the Churches,” is of profound importance. this work speaks for itself. 

And the final input of the time “fast approaching,” means God is now reaching the end of all things He has planned to finish and bring to an end.

Sean’s words have the same ring  to it as the writing on the wall by the finger of God to Belshazzar, grandson of Nebuchadnezzar, while partying with the possessions of the Temple.

Daniel 5:24-28. Notice, this passage in Daniel was not a warning, but a clear cut judgment.

“Then the fingers of the hand were sent from Him, and this writing was written,


This is the interpretation of each word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; 

TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting;

PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.”

There is something about this vision with a message that is obvious and has the same ring to it. That this was indeed a judgment against the ancient Babylonian nation. And the fact that in many ways, and still unfolding, that the United States of America is looking more and more like the prophesied future Babylon slated for destruction in Revelation chapters 17 and 18.

One last detail Sean mentioned as he was struggling to determine what the pillars of light meant. And the fact that at sun down he saw a red hue and and a double rainbow, and that he heard a voice say to him that the pillar of light was Jerusalem. This is a dual view and answer. For the light of the world is Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, and the fact that Jerusalem was referred to as that pillar of light is future. When the Tribulation Period ends and the Lord sets up His Millennial Reign on earth when Jerusalem becomes the premier capitol of the entire world. And where He will rule and reign for the space of a thousand years. And after that the thousand years are ended, is when we enter into the Age of Ages, the Perfect Day, or the the Eternity of Eternities after the Great White Throne Judgment of God. The final judgment forever. The sun setting is showing us that this six thousand year of human history plus, is the “Day of Man.” and this “Day of Man” is at a close. The close of this sixth day, and embarking on the 7th Day, the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ.

And finally, let me encourage as many as that read this article regarding Sean’s dream/vision and message given to him by the Lord Jesus Christ.

If any of you receive a dream or vision and you fully believe in your hearts that it is no doubt from the Lord. Do not be afraid. You were chosen as the last generation to receive this very honorable gift. God has waited for you to be born “at such a time as this” that He would pull back the curtain of heaven and share with you things only the prophets wondered about in the Old Testament, as well as the Church in the first centuries.

Count yourselves among that group and rejoice in God who chose you. 

Be bold and very courageous, for the Lord thy God is with you!