Years ago, I heard Wesley and Stacy Campbell at a conference that I attended. That night, before they spoke the second day, I had a dream which seemed to last all night. The whole night I was keenly aware of the glory and presence of God! For hours, camels were streaming through the Middle East bringing treasures. I awoke with this phrase in my head, which was a sort of play on words, “the camels (Campbells) are coming!” I sensed it had something to do with the Joseph story and the provisions he made for his family and that region during famine. That day, I told Wesley that I had had that dream. The Campbells did bring incredible blessings that weekend! But I knew the dream meant more.
About a year or two ago, I had another dream: I was at the host house for our little home ecclesia, Mountain River. The meeting had ended and we all left, but I found we had all regathered in another room where we were seated around a long table. A man walked in and placed a large check in front of Jeff and me. Someone across the table good-naturedly placed their hand on the check and said,” I claim a similar blessing for myself!” “You will decree a thing, and it will be established for you; and a light will shine on your ways.” Job 22:28 (NASB)
I left and turned back to face the outside wall of the room I had just come from. I was amused to see, streaming from the far upper right corner down to the left lower corner, a series of tiny animated-looking camels! They all had people on their backs. For some reason, I was impressed to count them, 35 in all! I shared the dream later with my home group and that I believed it meant we were all going to be blessed financially enough to fund our needs and our God-given dreams!
I was impressed to look up Isaiah 35, in connection with the dream. The entire chapter is about the coming Millennial Kingdom. I would strongly encourage you to take some time and read this chapter! I realize we are coming to the end of this era and that great tribulation has been predicted. But I firmly believe that there will be a short window of time in which many of us, like Joseph, will be able to store up provisions for the difficult times preceding Christ’s Second Coming. I believe that season is upon us now!
Many of our hopes and dreams were intended by God to be realized in this season, for our sake and for the sake of those we will influence into the Kingdom during this next great revival! Seemingly impossible dreams to do great things for God have been planted in our hearts! To fulfill these God-breathed visions, some of us need more resources, financial and otherwise. Some of us need shifts in location, the marriage partner we have ached for, a change in relationships we already have, healing for ourselves or loved ones, favor with certain people, promotion at work, a change in occupation, open doors which had been closed, etc….
When I was 20, the Lord “called me” through Isaiah 61:1-3. That passage includes the following injunction: “The Spirit of the Lord God is open me… to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.” (NASB) I am now 59 years old and He is releasing me to proclaim to you forerunners, those who have waited and waited bursting with hope: THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE FAVOR OF OUR GOD! This Year! Right Now! Receive hope and proclaim this yourself. Hold fast to this promise, for it is in the process of fulfillment. Now is the day of salvation! Now is the acceptable year of the Lord! (see 2 Corinthians 6:2) The camels are coming bearing blessings!
Then you will see and be radiant, and your heart will thrill and rejoice; because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you, the wealth of nations will come to you. A multitude of camels will cover you… Isaiah 60:5-6a (NASB)
In His Joy!
P.S. Hope you like my camel pictures! The watermark on my back porch left by the rain especially fascinated me! Whoever said, “God no longer speaks today?” He is shouting! 🙂