I dreamed that I was with a Japanese man and he pointed to a map and told me where I was in Japan. I saw a map connecting Japan and the southern part of South Korea. It was not in an island but rather it was connected with South Korea on the continent or Korea peninsular. I guess I was preaching the gospel there. I might have done something else there, but I don’t remember. He also told me something good about Japan, but I forget the details.
The inspiration I received from this prophetic dream is that the future revival of Japan, South Korea, and even China may all be linked together. In the natural world, Japan is not bordered by Korea. But in this dream, I saw a map connecting Japan and South Korea together.
The Japanese may actually represent the Lord or an angel speaking in disguise—or perhaps it is a Japanese saint in glory. In prophetic dreams, the Lord and the Holy Spirit often come to us disguised as a person. Other times, saints in glory speak to us through prophetic dreams. I think the possibility of saints appearing in prophetic dreams is higher.
It was still not clear to me that the saints in glory would use this way to speak to me, until I was taken to heaven to see China’s great revival in a prophetic vision. In that prophetic vision, the Chinese lady who welcomed me told me that the depiction of China’s future great revival that was shown to me was something she hadn’t seen when she was still alive on earth. Because of this, I know that she was a saint in glory.
Hebrews 12:1 says, “Therefore let us also, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, put away every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us and run with endurance the race which is set before us.” (Recovery Version)
At first, based on the teachings of the Local Church Movement, I understood this verse to be only a symbolic metaphor, meaning that these witnesses surround us like clouds. Later, in the Charismatic church, I heard many testimonies that showed me that this passage is speaking literally. The testimonies of Katt Kerr and others showed me that these witnesses are really watching us from heaven, praying and working with us.
Prophetic dreams and visions are a method of communicating with God, angels and saints in different realms. They communicate with us in the spirit, not in the soul. But they use our soul in the communication process. After having many such experiences of communicating with the saints in glory, I slowly understood this method.
These saints in glory, such as the Japanese saints in my dream, may still be praying for Japan in heaven. Many people who have had visions of heaven testify that the saints in glory do not just shout “Hallelujah” all day long. They keep very busy with their own types of ministry. God can do everything, but He is willing to share His work with the saints in glory and the saints on earth. He also allows the saints in glory to communicate with the saints on earth. This occurrence is common for people with prophetic gifts.
These saints in glory have continuously prayed for Japan. In another dream, I was taken to Japan in spirit. There, I saw the Lord Jesus Himself. After that experience, I knew that the Lord has a burden for Japan. He has given me a love for Japan. The Japanese have a lot of connections with the Chinese in history, so it is possible that the Chinese church will be greatly used in Japan’s revival. Japan’s revival will also stoke the revival of the Chinese church. In the eyes of God, the revival of Japan and the revival of Korea may also be linked together. I have visited Korea many times in prophetic dreams. One time, I was flown over Korea in spirit. This experience of flying through the sky of a certain country is another common way of conveying a prophetic message. It gives us a burden to pray for that country. To sum up, perhaps dreaming about a map that connects Japan and South Korea means that in the future, the revival of Korea and Japan will be connected to one another, mutually reinforcing.
Note: I started having prophetic dreams more often beginning in 2015 and a number of these dreams were about Japan. I remember some of these dreams clearly and I wrote them down immediately when I woke up. However, some of them were a little vague so I omitted a few dreams I had about Japan. I am not sure if they are really from the Lord. But some of these dreams are wild enough for a Chinese person to be dreaming about at all. For those who may not be aware, there is still much tension between Chinese and Japanese people because of Japan previously invading China.
I’m still new to prophetic dreams so I may not understand all of them currently. However, I still felt I should write and share them to encourage those who have a burden to preach the Gospel to the Japanese people. If you understand the meaning behind any of these dreams, you are welcome to contact us to share your thoughts.
Let’s continue to pray for Japan and the Japanese people. God loves them enough to die for them, so they can receive Jesus Christ as their Lord. I do believe one thing from these dreams and that is the coming of a great revival in Japan and this revival will come to China later. I personally feel this revival in Japan is a sign of the coming great revival in China and the latter will spread all over the world. The reason I believe this revival in Japan will come to China is also based on one of dreams below. These are my personal convictions as I am not sure if my interpretation is correct.
Jairus, written on June 25th, 2018 in Washington DC