Dream: Almonds from Heaven and the Next Move of God
by Doug Addison
I had a dream last week that I was observing a very large group of people worshiping God. They began to sing in the spirit and suddenly they were all singing the words, “almonds … almonds.” I watched as almonds mixed with drops of water began to fall from heaven onto a group of teenagers and young adults. They were filled with joy as they caught the almonds and ate them. They laughed and raised their hands as the drops of water bounced off their faces. I had mixed feelings as I watched this. I was really glad to see the young people being touched by God, but I was uncomfortable with the people singing “to the almonds to fall” instead of asking God to drop the almonds.
When I woke up I felt that God wants to touch people in ways that may not line up with our current understanding, yet in ways that are not contrary to biblical principles. Jeremiah 1:11–12 NIV, The word of the Lord came to me: “What do you see, Jeremiah?” “I see the branch of an almond tree,” I replied. The Lord said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.” It is interesting to note that the Hebrew word for almond sounds like the word for watching. The almond tree in Jeremiah’s vision indicated that God is watching to see that His word and promises are fulfilled.
There have been many prophetic words and promises about a coming movement from God that will bring about a great revival with young people. Many in this generation have felt hopeless and oppressed. The last time a revival like this happened was the early 1970s with the Jesus People. God did a radical movement that most of the Church of that day rejected because it appeared to be too strange and outside of their theology. My dream was symbolic. The almonds represented prophetic promises for revival. God is calling us to worship Him and ask that these promises come to pass. My prayer is that this time we can all see what God is doing and help bring about a great revival on the earth!
DOUG ADDISON is the founder of InLight Connection in Santa Maria, California. He travels worldwide helping people transform their lives and discover their purpose. Doug is a stand-up comedian and his training seminars include hearing God, understanding dreams and visions, and experiencing the supernatural.