The Dream Journal of James Hartline - Keys To Unlocking the Prophetic Assignment God Has Given You. These are the dark times that God warned humanity would come upon the earth in the last days. Yet, God does not want to leave His people unequipped or unprepared to contend for His purposes during the global catastrophe. God wants to help His people to overcome all that the darkness has conceived. One of the consistent avenues that God has spoken prophetically to His servants throughout the ages is through dreams and visions.
Since 1985 I have had hundreds of prophetic dreams and visions from God. One prophetic dream of great significance that I had many years ago was a dream where God revealed to me that the Holy Spirit had imparted to me the supernatural Gift of Faith. This Gift of Faith is a working of the Holy Spirit and is distinct from the concept of faith that is given to each and every believer. The Gift of Faith granted by the Holy Spirit allows the prophetic warrior of God to see into the future the overcoming of the impossible. This gift is most useful when we are placed in horrible circumstances, yet we walk confidently at all times in God because we are assured via this Gift of Faith that the horrible will be resolved by God.
In the dream that God gave me, I was wrestling with two great demons. As the demons were seeking to overwhelm me, a window appeared in a wall and an angel handed me a piece of paper. On the paper was written these words, "Have Faith." As soon as I read the words "Have Faith", the two demons were defeated. Through several future battles and supernatural victories in the ensuing months, I began to realize that the dream that included the words "Have Faith" was a prophetic declaration from God to me courtesy of His messenger angel that I had received and been empowered with the Gift of Faith.
The Gift of Faith is not fully matured once it is imparted. We must be matured through many spiritual battles before such a gift is effectively useful in the life of the prophetic warrior. This has always been the case when it comes to God's servants. Like Peter and John and Paul, we must all be put into dire circumstances for the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be used maturely and effectively. These gifts are not for entertainment purposes. They are not to be imitated for some circus church service, but rather for the saving of souls and the deliverance of God's people from the enemy.
So, the next time you find yourself in great hardship and calamity, remember, God could send you a message of Biblical confirmation through a dream with an angel. And do not despair when you are in trouble, for trouble is the place where God matures you and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit given to you.
And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared and a light shone in the prison cell; and he struck Peter's side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly." And the chains fell off Peter's hands. And the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and put on your sandals." And he did so. And he said to him, "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me." So he went out and followed him, and did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. When Peter and the angel were past the first and the second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city, which opened to them of its own accord; and they went out and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him. When Peter came to himself, he said, "Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting." Acts 12:7-11