March 2

Prophetic Dream Reveals Kingdom Of God On The Move (Dinosaurs Included!)

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A bunch of dinosaurs in a prophetic dream has changed my view of the Kingdom of God.

You’re curious, aren’t you? Go on, admit it. How can this be? The answer is because some dreams really are prophetic dreams.

My prophetic dream happened just last week. And yes, it involved dinosaurs. But God spoke to me through that dream and I believe he wants to speak to you too, so here it is.

Prophetic Dream ...Dinosaur
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A Prophetic Dream Of The Kingdom Of God

In my prophetic dream, there was a group of us trying to escape from those dinosaurs. As is often the way with dreams, I didn’t quite know who “us” was, but that’s not the important part.

There were different scenes in the dream, with different sizes and numbers of dinosaurs in each. In one scene, there was one big dinosaur and in others, there were multiple small dinosaurs, but they were all hunting me and the group of people I was with.

In each scene, we were inside a room, which itself was inside a larger building. We were trying to remain hidden while tracking down where the dinosaurs were to prevent them from hurting us.

With the largest dinosaur, we somehow triggered a large wall section to fall onto it. It wasn’t clear whether the large dinosaur was dead, but it was trapped underneath the wall and unable to move. This theme was repeated in different ways in the other scenes.

In the last scene, we were in a very small room with two glass doors and there were lots of small dinosaurs searching for us. The doors weren’t shut or locked properly and I was trying to hold one of the doors shut, while the dinosaurs trooped past in single-file.

All of a sudden, there was something like a shout and we were able to leave the room. The sense was of us being unafraid and free to move, even though the dinosaurs were still looking for us.

Prophetic Dream Challenges Kingdom Thinking

I woke up. I went through the ritual of telling my wife about the dream and having a laugh about it together. Then she said, “but what if God is speaking to you through that dream?”

That got me thinking about the repeated scenes and how the Lord sometimes speaks by reiterating words or scriptures in order to get our attention.

It was the same with the apostle Peter’s prophetic dream when the Lord told him repeatedly to “get up Peter, kill and eat” (Acts 10:13). This instruction was directed at some non-kosher animals to demonstrate that Gentiles needed to be accepted into the infant church.

To cut a long story short, I prayed about my prophetic dream and this is what the Lord said:

“The gospel and the kingdom of God is primarily offensive, not defensive.”

He reminded me of something I had read in a book recently regarding Jesus’ words, “I shall build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it”. Bill Johnson said that he used to think of these words in a defensive way, thinking that the church needed to defend itself against the spiritual forces of darkness.

But he learned that the opposite is true: it’s not the gates of heaven or the church that are at risk, it’s the gates of hell! When the church moves out in power, we fulfil the commission of Jesus to destroy the works of the devil.

Prophetic Dream Ignites Kingdom Dreams

My prophetic dream illustrates the same truth:
When the church rises up and assaults the gates of hell in people’s lives, the devil’s works – the metaphorical dinosaurs – are destroyed or disabled. Healing takes place, people are set free and the kingdom of God advances.

Please note that we don’t assault people, only the spiritual forces that bind people up! This is an important concept to remember as we learn to use every spiritual gift, particularly that of prophecy.

Of course, I’m not saying that my dream has overridden scripture, far from it. When we receive prophetic dreams and prophetic words from the Lord, either directly or indirectly, we have a responsibility to weigh them in the scales of the Bible, not the other way around.

“The bible didn’t change, but my understanding of it did.”

Here, the Lord used my dream to challenge and correct my misunderstanding of His word. The bible didn’t change, but my understanding of it did. As a result, my personal dreams are rekindled: to see the church rise up in Holy Spirit power, moving out to extend the Kingdom Of God and set people free.

Change Your Mindset On The Kingdom Of God

When we get into a defensive mindset, as the church often does, we try to protect or hold on to what we already have. That can make us more vulnerable, not less because those dinosaurs are still out there.

It’s attractive to stay defensive because there’s less apparent risk involved, but we can miss the good things the Lord wants to bless us with. The dinosaurs are allowed to roam free and then we wonder why we face so many troubles all around.

We have to actively take back territory in order to avoid a retreat into comfortable fruitlessness. The Lord wants us to move out to conquer that territory in power and obedience to His voice.

When we do that, we won’t fear the enemy because we’ll be able to bind him up. Ironically, perhaps even counter-intuitively, we are then in the best place to protect ourselves, since we destroy the very works of which we were originally afraid.

There will be battles, but Jesus has already won the victory on the cross. Lest any of us feel fearful or in any doubt of the truth of this, remember: “greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

Discussion Question
Has God spoken to you in a dream? How did it affect you?


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  • Hi Tim, this is a very cool dream. I can confirm that 100%. Our pastor in Cape Town often said that the gates can’t attack us, we attack the gates! That is exactly what it means. We are offensive to darkness and what the forces of darkness try to accomplish. It is convenient to forget this and even sensational to talk about the attacks we just had, as if we almost went down… So, amen! Blessing, Elize

  • I just had that very similar dream and i had to look up what it means, i thank you and i thank God for having you share this, thank you for a way to understand. everything you explained was on track in my dream as well. it may not be the same environment but i for sure had felt like being hunted and needed to lock up the building i was in, since i was the one who let the aligators out, but the dino mini t rexs escaped, and there was no way to hunt them down, they were all over the place or area as i hear screams and a man can running to me for shelter and i got a rifle in hand ready to protect us, but we decided that best way is in the house and i qucikly closed the door, and hold the lock with all my might and strength because the dino was pushing it inward to open up the place, 3 times it tried, and left as it wasnt able to open it while we stayed slient. sorry i hope that make any sense.

    • Hi Nikki,
      Yes, that does make sense, thank you for sharing your experience.
      I’m so glad you found this post helpful in understanding your dream.

      It seems like we’re not the only ones to dream about dinosaurs!
      Blessings,
      Tim

  • Hello Good Afternoon,

    I have had dreams about Dinosaurs to, I believe God is trying to say something to me which I still don’t understand. I have been going through a lot of things in life and but i want to hear and listen to what God is trying to tell me. I am apologize to put the dream I dreamed about. But its very confusing. I had a dream that we were going to a hotel and then all of a sudden when we looked out the window there were dinosaurs all over different sizes and we were all terrified and we were all inside being quite. Then, there were 2 experts that came in and said dont worry we will help you guys. So there was like this big hamster, like huge. The 1 expert wanted us to capture it for our food. Then, everybody left that hotel to go to a refuge area where they were all safe. But i person stayed with 1 of the experts. The guy was my bf. I went with the people going to the refuge area. My family were there but, they stayed i wanted to return,( felt brave) to help others and to kill with the experts. That was one and the other one was similiar but this time the Dinosaur tried to attack me, I then said NO I can defeat you. So i grabbed it and ripped out his heart.
    Dont know what it means or is trying to tell me

    • Thanks for leaving such a detailed description of your dream!

      With something as detailed as that it’s a good idea to write it all down, do you don’t forget and then ask God what he is saying through it.
      That may take some time as you meditate on the dream and ask him about specific parts of the dream.

      For example, ask him what the meaning of the “experts” is and why there were two of them, and also what the significance of your family being there is too.

      And what a great ending!
      Perhaps God is showing you that he is making you into a mighty warrior for him?!
      Blessings,
      Tim

  • I dreamed a dinosaur was given to me. It followed me around until I decided to get rid of it. So I ditched it. After awhile I even forgot about it. Later I found myself shopping, looking at something in a row of shelves. I felt something staring at me to my right. It was the dinosaur. I ran. Somehow the dinosaur was locked up in a basement of a house. I’m not sure if it was my house. The dinosaur was bumping the ceiling as if he was trying to break out and come after me. I remember trying to collect all the stuff I could and getting out. Strangely, people I knew were going into the same basement where the dinosaur was without fear. That was the end of the dream.

  • I read this after having a dinosaur dream. It helped me figure out the meaning of a bit of it. But in my dream, i wasnt me. And we were the dino keepers until they turned deadly. Then we implemented a plan to kill them (fail safe) and because we werent real, it would also kill us

    • Thanks Elizabeth, I’m glad it helped you figure out at least a part of your dream.
      Ultimately, the Lord knows what’s going on underneath it all, so I’m sure he’ll help you interpret the rest!
      Blessings,
      Tim

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