Prophetic Dream: Deliverance From COVID-19 and Intercessory Prayer
God gives many spiritual gifts and the Bible tells us in detail what those gifts are. Some people can speak in tongues, others are great teachers, some possess wisdom (1 Corinthians 12).
My personal spiritual gifting is the gift of prophecy.
Before you call me crazy or liken me to one of Dionne Warrick’s Psychic Friends there is something you must know. The true gift of prophecy cannot be cheapened to card tricks or crystal balls, as those things are detestable to the Lord (Galatians 5:20 -21). My gift simply means that ‘sometimes’ I either receive dreams or little nudging from the Holy Spirit that gives me revelation knowledge about the future.
If you ask me who your future spouse is or what you ate for lunch yesterday, then I am sorry I can not help you, but every now and again the Holy Spirt sends me a word of prophecy concerning important matters.
In this post, I would like to share with you a prophetic dream I experienced so that you too, can learn when the Holy Spirit is speaking, understand the symbols He uses and hopefully be blessed in general by the entire experience.
This post is deep, so please bear with me.
COVID-19 and Incapacitating Fear
When COVID-19 first hit, things were CRAZY! Since there wasn’t a lot of factual information about the virus and how it behaves, many of us had no clue how to respond. There was all kind of information and misinformation online and in the media about the virus existing in the air at all times, living on nearly every surface, and basically crawling everywhere.
Locally and worldwide stores were running out of hand sanitizer, hand soap, rubbing alcohol, cleaning supplies and Lysol. It is interesting to note that weeks before things got super bad, the Holy Spirit urged me to pick up some of these items because I regularly buy them anyway. I was too slow in my submission, and I did pay for it when there was no Lysol or alcohol to be found a few weeks later.
While everyone else I knew personally was sent into quarantine to work from home or have a few months break from working all together, my particular field of employment was BOOMING!
I work in a subset of healthcare, that I’m not allowed to say much about for legal reasons, but I can say globally our business came to the forefront of the public’s attention during the early days of the global pandemic.
Honesty, our company was not prepared for the workload and many of our employees started taking off from work to accommodate lack of childcare, COVID diagnoses, and exposures. Professionally, we were really struggling to make things run smoothly in the workplace.
The phones were ringing off the hook. The establishment was overcrowded with people who needed to be served and it was just overall chaos. Our staff of over 40 employees dwindled down to maybe 17 on a very good day and it was hard to maintain any semblance of order.
Many of us had to take on additional hours to accommodate such exponential growth. Believe it or not, we were not even allowed to wear facemasks during the first few weeks of a global pandemic.
The workload was so difficult, I lie to you not, I involuntarily collapsed on the sidewalk trying to make it to my car after one particularly grueling shift.
What was most difficult was not so much the work, as the emotional stress. Not even science at the moment had a firm understanding about how the virus was spread and going to work honestly felt like a death trap.
I was one of the first points of contact in a very crowded building. I was exposed to not only the unmasked face for several weeks, but also blood and other bodily fluids.
My job is all about person-to-person contact, so I could not retreat to a work from home environment. I was terrified and before work each morning, I found myself faced with major anxiety and what felt like panic attacks.
I am usually a really strong person, but reading the New York Times every morning and watching CNN and MSNBC each night made me feel very ill at ease. The bodies were piling, Trump was Trumping, and I was going out of my mind.
Could I at 31-years-old be one of the rare cases of a young person dying leaving behind a family who really needs me? Would I be faced with hospitalization and at the mercy of a ventilator crisis. I started having nightmares from hell, but one night God intervened with a prophetic dream.
The Fairy Dream
One night I went to sleep after a laborious shift and I had a dream I shall never truly forget. I closed my eyes and awoke to my job.
In the dream, I was standing next to a disembodied male figure. I couldn’t see this person’s face, it was blacked out, but in the dream, I understood him to be a coworker and a friend. At work, things were slow, and everyone was just kind of hanging out and conversing. Suddenly something quite literally flew into the building.
When it came into the office, we realized the thing that was flying in mid-air turned out to be a fairy. It was alluring to many and people came over and used their cellphones to photograph this being. It was quite a site.
Upon examination, I felt deep inside of me that the thing was dangerous and should not be trusted. My male companion suggested that we use Google and find out what it was exactly. I learned the fairy was an acutely dangerous and poisonous creature. If it ever bit it’s victim, the price was death.
My male friend was quite protective over me and decided to use some gauze and surgical tape we have on hand to pin the dangerous entity to the wall. In that way, no one would be harmed.
Surprisingly, the public became very irate that we had confined the venomous fairy to the wall and they did not feel the fairy was dangerous or deserving to be contained. The mob felt we were trapping something that had the right to be free and against better judgment let the beast free.
Now the beast was angry and with another failed attempt to cage the fairy the news media got involved, the police got involved, and the fairy came at me with very sharp teeth and a vengeance. It tried over and over to bite me almost succeeding several times, but my male friend was there and though I never got to see his face he protected me over and over from the fairy’s failed attempts and narrow misses.
I know that this just sounds like a wild fever dream. One might try to argue that the dream was a product of fear and exhaustion, but this is not the case.
If you have ever had a prophetic dream, you will understand that the quality of the dream is quite different. For one you will remember it much longer, it will nag your spirit until you reach interpretation, and it just feels much more realistic overall.
My advice to you is to NEVER open your eyes after a dream like this. Just simply stay very still until God gives you an interpretation. Ask Him for it in your spirit. This is what I did in this case (and several others) and instantly God gave me an answer.
God often speaks through symbols and this dream contained much symbolism. Here’s the breakdown:
- The fairy was COVID-19 existing as dangerous particles in the air.
- The people taking photos at first are the people who didn’t – and maybe still don’t – believe COVID is actually a dangerous virus. During the first portion of the pandemic, many people were hanging out and taking photos trying to prove COVID wasn’t a “big deal”.
- The gauze and surgical tape my male friend used to trap the fairy was symbolic for face masks.
- The angry mob were the individuals who believe to this day they should not be “forced” to wear a mask to protect themselves and others.
- My disembodied male companion is my intercessor, protecting me with prayer.
To sum it all up, this is basically what the dream means. At work, I am constantly under the threat of being hit with COVID-19. COVID-19 for me would be something super dangerous and maybe not just present medically as flu symptoms. Their will be people who come to my job who would refuse to wear a mask and threaten me with the attack of COVID; however, I have a male individual out there who is praying for my well-being and though weapons will form, they will NOT prosper. I will not die of COVID-19, quite honesty I may never get it.
As Christians, we understand the power of intercessory prayer. That is when someone else privately prays for you. There have been actual scientific studies that show individuals who receive intercessory prayer fair better after heart problems than those who received no prayer at all.
God also revealed to me that my male intercessor is not an actual co-worker, family member, or current male friend. Rather someone else out there, who really had me in mind during a global pandemic and decided to cover me without my knowledge. This is why, at the time, his face could not be revealed.
The identity of this person is still lost on me, yet I am endlessly appreciative.
What Can You Take Home?
I hope from this true prophetic dream and interpretation you gleam many things.
First, I hope you understand that if you open yourself up to God, He is always speaking and has something he wants us to know (Luke 11: 9). God wanted me to know what was taking place in my life in the unseen world.
Secondly, I want you to understand that this world is a spiritual place and often we are fighting battles in spirit we are not cognizant of in the flesh (Ephesians 6:12). I honesty had no clue just how real a threat COVID was for me and the battle that was going on behind the veil on my behalf.
After that, I want you know the power of intercessory prayer. Somewhere here on earth there is a male who is praying for me and my well-being. Because of those prayers the weapon of the virus might have formed against me many times, but it could not prosper because I was literally covered in prayer (Isaiah 54:17).
Intercession is praying on behalf of someone and protecting them many times without their knowledge. Honestly, I have NO clue who this intercessor is but I thank God from him. I don’t know if I have ever met him or even formally know him, but his prayers were strong enough to offer me Godly protection in a seriously dangerous time and that feels really great to know.
Hopefully, you too will be lead to provide intercession on behalf of someone and possibly save their lives too.
Lastly, I would love for those reading to know that God cares for us and has a plan to reveal things to us that will give us comfort. I was SO afraid to go to work before God revealed that dream to me, but after I seriously reflected on the dream and it’s implications I realize I have nothing to fear.
During this pandemic, I have had people entering my job purposely cough near me, bleed on me, leave their spittle on surfaces near me. I’ve been exposed multiple times to the virus, had a close co-worker face hospitalization, had people refuse to maintain social distancing…. I have tested negative after a close call and a 101.1 fever…… I’ve seen it all.
But because God so lovingly choose to reveal this prophecy to me through a detailed dream, I’ve been fearless. I still do my part to wash my hands, wear a mask, and only leave my home per necessity in these odd times. However, I now have the understanding that someone has prayed for me, God has heard and answered, and I am being protected.
That paralyzing fear I felt early in the pandemic is gone because I serve a God who is a comforter.
Writing this now, I am utterly overwhelmed with how amazing God is and His power to save and protect. I hope this post warmed your heart and showed you a glimpse of the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
I want to hear your stories. Has God ever shared revelation knowledge with you? Do you intercede for others in prayer? Do you have prophetic dreams? Let’s chat Soul Squad in the comments below.