Dreams & Visions
Pastor Jim’s New Book
There’s A Sweet, Sweet Spirit
“Most of the young people today have secret lives. There’s a whole secret society that, if parents knew, you would curl up and die. That’s why we need the grace of God to raise our children today.” -Pastor Jim Bakker
“God will turn your mess into a message.” – Pastor Jim Bakker
Pastor Jim and Lori Bakker were joined by students Zach Drew, Sasha Volz and James Chapman as the Pastor kicked off a series on Revelation 13. Some scholars, he said, proclaim the chapter the most important one in the Bible’s last book. He went on to explain he plans to compare the symbols and meanings of that chapter to those found in Daniel 7. Both the Old Testament prophet and John the Revelator received visions and dreams from God that had great significance.
The same God, Pastor Jim declared, wants to give his people today special messages through their dreams and visions. He and Lori told of visions they had before they ever met. Hers took place shortly after the time when she gave her life completely to the Lord while his occurred while he was in prison. Interestingly, their visions both involved sandy, beach settings and large oceans, the same setting in which the Apostle John received his vision of Revelation.
Lori said in her vision she was told to look out at the ocean. She saw millions of people and was told one day she would stand and tell millions about abortion and become involved in the mission of saving babies.
Pastor Jim shared that in his dream he saw New Orleans under water and also saw a house on a beach, the front of which was like a chest of drawers available for anyone to pull out and see the contents. Upon entering the house, he said the entire back was removed and he saw a wide expanse of ocean before him. He later learned through Bible study, that the word of God specifically states in Rev. 17:15 that the waters of visions and dreams represent peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues.
Zach Drew noted that the Bible interprets itself and Pastor Jim stressed the need for people to study the Word for themselves rather than relying on the interpretations and doctrines of men and women. He said that people will believe lies in the last days as they become wrapped up in deception, a state in which they think they know and believe the truth but have, instead, latched onto lies. One of the most dangerous things about deception, Pastor Jim said, is that deceived people do not know they have been misled and sincerely think they are on the right path.
He empathized with those who have an aversion to reading the book of Revelation, but said the text must be read and studied over and over again in order to develop an understanding of it. To offer assistance, he announced that he is writing a book entitled “The Dragon, The Woman and The Child” and said it might be the most important book he’s ever written. It deals with the signs, symbols and meanings of Revelation and is scheduled for release in October.
Matthew 19:29 KJV And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
Psalm 127:5 KJV Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Psalm 127:3 KJV Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
Joel 2:28 KJV And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour 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:
Acts 2:17 KJV And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of 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:
Revelation 17:15 KJV And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Romans 8:28 KJV And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Revelation 13:1 KJV And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
Revelation 6:1 KJV And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
Luke 21:25 KJV And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Isaiah 57:20-21 KJV But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
II Thessalonians 2:11 KJV And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Matthew 24:15 KJV When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Revelation 13:2 KJV And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Revelation 10:1 KJV And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
Revelation 16:14 KJV For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.