The following testimony was originally posted in 2007. I have done some minor editing and changed the title.

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One day, as I left my house to go shopping, I noticed one of my elderly neighbors sitting on his stoop. My husband and I had distributed gospel literature in our neighborhood, but had not yet witnessed to this neighbor. As I came out of my house and saw my neighbor, I had a strong prompting to share the Gospel with him. Instead of obeying the Holy Spirit‘s prompting, I said a quick hello and went on my way. I don’t know why I did that. I may have been feeling shy, or maybe a bit intimidated, I’m not sure. This neighbor was someone who we would often greet in passing, but we really didn’t know him very well. He wasn’t too friendly either, but I felt compassion for him and had been praying for his salvation.

A short time after that happened, I had a dream …

I dreamt that this same neighbor was in the hospital. I knew that I hadn’t shared the Gospel with him, and that I needed to go to the hospital and do that. There was an urgency, as if this would be the last opportunity to do so. Also, in the dream, he was looking at our Gospel tracts with a happy and approving expression on his face. That’s pretty much how the dream went.

When I woke up, I wondered a moment about this strange dream. But it was the day of my sister-in-law’s wedding day so I was busy, and before long I completely forgot about the dream. Later in the day my husband went to get his brother at the bus station. His brother lived out of town and had come in for the wedding. As they came into the house my husband said he just learned that one of our neighbors was seriously ill and in the hospital. The neighbor had cancer, and was having emergency surgery that very day. It was the same neighbor that I had dreamt about the night before!

I wanted to drop everything and run to the hospital to witness and pray for this man. I thought to myself, how am I going to do that. I told my husband about the dream, and he responded by saying that we needed to go to the hospital right away! I was so relieved. A Christian friend was visiting that day, so before we left we all prayed together. We asked the Lord to give us time alone with our neighbor so that we could share the gospel with him without hindrance.

When we got to the hospital we couldn’t locate the room he was in. This was because the transition from the recovery room to his hospital room was very recent. We waited, and when we finally found ourselves in his room he was sound asleep. We saw someone’s coat and book in the room, probably the belongings of his wife who had gone out for a moment. So there we were, in the room with our neighbor who had just come out of surgery. He was sound asleep. My husband and I looked at each other and started to wonder if we should even be there. We wondered if he would be angry if he woke up and saw us there. We didn’t think we should wake him up, we didn’t know what to do. Just then a cheery nurse walked into the room and said to her patient, “wake up, you have company.” Our neighbor woke up and looked at us. Then he said “God sent you here.” We were shocked! We thought so, and we were sure glad he thought so too!

While we were there, for that short visit, we shared the Gospel with him. We told him he needed to be born again. He told us something about “St. Lucy” helping him. We told him that “St. Lucy” couldn’t help him, only Jesus could, and that he needed to trust only Jesus, no one else. He was willing to pray with us, so we prayed with him. He cried and thanked us for coming. He was very grateful. We went back home rejoicing and got ready for the wedding.

Our neighbor, Mr. D., went home to recuperate, but we never had the opportunity to see him again after that hospital visit. A few months later he died from his illness.

Not every dream is from the Lord, probably most aren’t. I do believe this dream was of God. (It came to pass, and it did not in any way contradict the Bible, Deuteronomy chapters 13 & 18). Our neighbor heard the Gospel, and he was happy to hear it. When we shared the Gospel with him he did not resist, he listened and prayed with tears. This is just one of many a death bed ministry that the Lord has called us to, and it is always a blessing and a wonder to be used by the Lord in such a way.

Are you ready to die?

32 thoughts on “MY DREAM…

  1. Isn’t it such a blessing to know Who to trust!!! 🙌
    And yes on the comforting! 🙏🏻❤️
    I appreciate Billy’s videos that the Good Lord gives him to share!

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    • Good morning Beth! Sorry for the late reply, I just saw this. We are well and continuing to trust the Lord daily. How are you and your family? It’s tough not having a church, but it’s comforting to know that we’re not the only ones.

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  2. I love testimonies. It’s an incredible spiritual blessing for you and your husband to be a part of your neighbors salvation, knowing that he will be spending eternity with Jesus. 🕇🙏🙌

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  3. That’s a lovely story Cathy. In the end the Lord had you at this person’s bedside for a reason, I’ve no doubt about that and was blessed to read it. The Lord can give us dreams, often, which are warnings and indicative of what He would have us do. I’ve had this experience. I am also reminded of a friend of the family who lives in N. Ireland who had a dream one night (in 1983) that gunmen came in and shot up the congregation with whom he would be worshipping the following evening. He thought no more about it, going to the meeting that night as planned – but sure enough that awful event came to pass. He was seated with his girlfriend and immediately when the shots rang out he was ready! He pushed his girlfriend to the ground and they both lay still, surviving that shooting. That terrible night is stil talked about to this day. The service was being taped at the time and the congregation was singing: “Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?” You can still hear this online (the hymn with the shots in the background). It is very disturbing but I am still amazed that no more than 3 people were killed in this terrible attack.

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    • Elizabeth, that’s an amazing story! It gave me the chills. Surely the Lord can communicate with his children and guide us and also warn us of any danger we may face. I have some other testimonies that I’ve heard. I’ll find them and repost. It is so encouraging to know that the Lord is so near to us. We are a blessed people!

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  4. I loved that you heeded the spirit to minister to your neighbor! How many think a dream of strong thought is just a fleeting thing. God oftentimes moves us in dreams, but it is up to us to do as He asks, as therein lies the difference of truly helping another or keeping it to ourselves. This dream truly was from God. Blessings Always.

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    • I have no doubt that the dream was from the Lord. As you know we need to be discerning in all things, especially with dreams and such, and especially in the day in which we live. I’m so glad my husband was on the same page and we were able to go to the hospital. 🙌 Blessings to you also Julia!

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