Rejecting the Spirit of Fear

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In 2020, Jordan had a powerful intercession dream that applies to many of us.

In his dream, he visits a church to hear Bill Johnson speak but when he arrives, he's the only person in attendance.

This isn't right, Jordan thinks. This is an important message, and the church needs to hear this. Why is nobody else here?

As if there's a full crowd, Bill Johnson gets up and starts speaking about rejecting the spirit of fear.

Jordan notices a booklet on his lap and he opens it to find a thumbnail video of a worship leader singing to two little girls about preparing the bride of Christ for the Lord's coming. When the video is over, Jordan turns back to Bill's message and listens until the end of the dream.

It's interesting that Jordan had this dream at the end of 2020 — the "year of fear" for many people. The spirit of fear launched a clear attack that year, and we are still feeling that attack.

But as the world struggles, the Holy Spirit is leading His church to reject the spirit of fear. That's the message the Lord released in this dream: "Be prepared. Jesus is coming." Specifically, the next generation needs to hear they do not have to submit to the spirit of fear.

We are about to see the Lord visit His church again. However, most people in the church are not paying attention to what the Holy Spirit is saying and doing. We need to move with Him and reject fear.

The Lord gave Jordan this dream so he could pray and help usher in the incredible thing God is about to do.

To hear this amazing dream in its entirety, listen to episode 11 of The Dream's Guy podcast.

John and Dawna Thomas were radically saved out of the drug culture in 1996. Personally mentored by John Paul Jackson, they've been on staff with or have worked alongside Streams Ministries since 2004. John pastored The Bridge Metrowest (planted by John Paul) for five years before he and Dawna stepped out into full-time itinerant ministry. After John Paul passed away, John began to work more closely with the Streams leadership team and in 2016 was asked to become the president of Streams Ministries.

With his background as a pastor and a minister in various settings around the world, John has a unique perspective on prophetic ministry and the global body of Christ. He desires to see the church rise up in her authority and in the full power of the Holy Spirit, and his passion for God's heart undergirds everything he does. He wants to help the bride of Christ respond with fervent devotion to the One who called her.

John co-authored The Art of Praying the Scriptures: A Fresh Look at Lectio Divina with John Paul Jackson and he has an upcoming book release, Dream Elements: An Alternative Dream Dictionary. John has also written courses on prophetic ministry, dream interpretation and the kingdom of God. As president of Streams Ministries, he ministers internationally to help restore the awe of God to a world that has lost its wonder. He and Dawna live outside of Dallas, Texas.

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