Sometime at the beginning of 2008, I had an unexpected dream about Australia. At that time my heart was really still in India, since we just came from mission work in India only some months before. So my heart was not really for Australia and I was not even praying for Australia.
Jeremiah 23:28 says:
“ The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; And he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the LORD.
So once I read this verse in the Bible, I felt I had to share these dreams publicly.
In this dream, I was walking down a street in Australia and praying and observing what was happening around me. It was as if I could see through walls inside people's homes and hear what they were saying. Inside the homes there were people talking on the phone or listening to radio about Jesus, which was a real surprise to me. They were hungry for God, did not have the typical: 'I'm alright, mate!' attitude, the self-reliant attitude, no, they were very dependent on God, hungry and curious to learn about Jesus, humble, with an attitude of surrender and submission to God and not with independence and rebellion. This really surprised me.
Then I found myself with my husband near a mall, walking closer and closer to it, but walking in total dependence of God and fear of God in our hearts, with our spiritual antennas up to know what God is saying, because we knew in our hearts that anytime a bad thing could happen – like a terrorist act or a natural disaster, and if we walked in tune with the Lord Jesus then we would be protected from all these disasters.
I woke up around 4 am feeling an awe of God in my heart. I have asked God what was this meaning? He told me that He will bring this kind of revival that I have seen in the dream in Australia and that He wants me to pray for it.
This really changed me on the inside, because before this dream, I really struggled to believe that Australians in general will ever change and become humble enough to listen to the Gospel, as I have encountered direct rejections in the past when trying to witness to people, and basically I had no faith in this area. But after this dream, I can believe now that it will happen and I can already see it happening. My husband is regularly going out evangelizing with other men from the house church and they have found that people are much more open to the Gospel, at least they are willing to read the tracts, instead of just give them straight back to you and are sometimes willing to have a discussion about God, which before seemed to be more rare, at least in our experience. People are more hungry for God now here.
So, I would like to encourage the Christians in Australia to believe for this revival and to pray for it, because God WILL bring it.