Nearly a year ago on March 8, 2021 I had the most intense dreams of my life and it was about Ukraine. I submitted these dreams to messianic leaders in the Ukraine and also to other intercessors, including to some here in Japan (and of course to TOL’s local leadership).
I was in an underground industrial location with metal grates and pipes all around. The most vivid part of the dream, I was with some other people (I think they were people) and we were fleeing from a dark creature. We escaped to one room but then suddenly the beast/creature was there and had cornered me. The beast had the name “Ukraine” upon it (it wasn’t written on the beast but it was just known to me suddenly, the words “Ukraine”). The beast lunged at me and bit me on the left side of my neck. I woke up from wildly flinching in my dream and I continued to experience physical pain, like a searing burn, on my neck exactly where I was bitten in the dream.
I have never experienced anything like it where I felt pain in a dream and woke up to still have that physical pain. I prayed and went back to sleep and had the second dream below. I later woke up with no pain on my neck.
Second dream (on the same night):
I was now in what looked like an urban war zone where there had been some kind of attack on a European looking town. I was running around with a plastic bottle of water and rinsing out the mouths of people who had just vomited from being sick (and they were covered in filth head to toe). There were also what looked like flash-bang grenades or very bright flares burning here and there but they were burning hot blue and white under the surface of large rain puddles/ local bodies of water.
In the same setting, there was an older man (40s) and a younger woman (20s) that had some emotional connection. He had been very worried for her in the midst of the attack/disaster and was relieved to find her. The trauma of the event made the man say to the young woman that he wanted to always be by her side from now on to take care of her. She asked what that meant and looked like exactly, the implications of their relationship (they were not married). She wanted something definitive from him and not just be a girlfriend or casual relationship.
They got on bicycles and rode through a more residential looking area. The man was riding in front of the woman and at one point the woman turned into her neighborhood to return home where she lived with her mother. The man, realizing that the woman was no longer with him, turned around and pursued her and caught up to her just as she was getting off her bike in front of her house. The young woman invited the man in to meet her mother and they stepped inside the foyer connected to the living room but did not go all the way in. The mother was disapproving of the man and said some stern words of warning to the daughter so the man left the house and the woman stayed.
Some of these interpretations may seem obvious to us now but a year ago it was not very clear other than the fact that it was about Ukraine.
I shared the dreams more recently with a gifted intercessor at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. He replied with the following regarding the first dream:
In Daniel 7… nations are beasts. Only the kingdom of God is the Rock … all nations, one overcoming another are all beasts; one after another…
This beast known as Ukraine is like a biblical beast in Daniel 7. Sometimes we look at international politics through the lens of good guys vs. bad guys, or aggressor vs. victims. In this case, Russia is obviously looking like the aggressor and a bad guy. Reasonable but heavenly eternal perspective transcend earthly geo-politics. It is through redemptive lenses. All nations that are not under Christ Lordship is beastly. Beasts are fighting beasts overcoming each other until the final anti-Christ beastly kingdom and then the kingdom of this world becomes the kingdom of God and His Christ.
Out of every beastly kingdom, Christ redeemed Jews and Gentiles to form the ekklesia, the Royal priesthood and the Holy nation.
Therefore, you been bitten by a beast known as Ukraine is in line with biblical interpretation of a beast. Like the prince of Persia. You may have seen the beast of Ukraine. The church in Ukraine, Jews and Gentiles are separated out of this beast. We must separate nationalistic sentiment with Kingdom paradigm. We are praying for the church, the lost and the seed of Abraham while the beast of Ukraine and the beast of Russ is at work. Kiev, Ukraine is the spiritual, ethnic and cultural roots of the Russ (Slavic) people from over a thousand years ago. The beast is ancient…
The bite to the left side of my neck was targeted and an attempt to kill and decapitate. The head naturally represents leadership. I fear that the beast of Ukraine seeks to remove the current leadership of Ukraine from power. I don’t know if that’s the physical or spiritual leadership but if it is about President Zelensky, a descendant of Holocaust survivors and the only Jewish leader of a nation besides Israel, I would not be surprised.
I worry that the anniversary of the date of the dream, may prove to be significant for Ukraine and the leadership. It is believed to be the date (Adar II 15th) which Moses relinquished leadership of Israel… He died two days later atop Mt. Nebo while looking across to the Promised Land…
As for a possible interpretation of the second dream.
I have drawn some parallels with the characters and aspects of the dream.
Rinsing out the vomit from the mouths of those who have survived the war. A great deliverance and cleansing is coming to the people of Ukraine. They will not only be in need of physical water but of the waters of salvation. The Body of Messiah is called to act and be the ones bearing clean water to them. I deeply hope the vomiting has nothing to do with the potential for nuclear meltdown issues or bioweapons as is being rumored.
The large puddles of water with blue fire/light burning underneath the surface. This may be the local “bodies” of water, the churches and congregations in Ukraine (or more broadly in Europe) that may become displaced and disconnected from each other for a season. However they will burn more brightly and intensely than even before. The blue-ness of the fires reminded me of the Israeli flag. Perhaps there is a revival for the Jewish people of Ukraine in the works or many of the Jews who still lived in the Ukraine will make aliyah. This may also indicate another outpouring of the Spirit in Ukraine like what happened in the 90’s.
(Please keep our brothers and sisters in the Ukraine in prayer. Especially pray for Messianic Rabbi Boris Grisenko in Kiev and his 1500 member Messianic Congregation, the largest in the world. He is an International Leadership Council member of TJCII and a faithful servant).
The man in the second part of the second dream who is very worried for the woman – this might be the West/Europe/NATO.
The young woman is Ukraine, she has mutual feelings for the man but their relationship has not been defined clearly. She, like Ukraine has sought legitimacy and validation of her relationship with West/Europe/NATO.
The mother is Russia (Mother Russia), who is very disapproving of the woman’s (Ukraine’s) relationship with the man (West/Europe/NATO).
The man (West/Europe/NATO) has good intentions but only makes it into the foyer, a temporary space between where the Mother is and the outside. The foyer may be the image of Ukraine’s position of being caught in between.
The conclusion here is that the Mother’s (Russia’s) influence and rebuke of the man (West/Europe/NATO) is the outcome. The woman does not leave and cleave to the man but remains a possession of her mother’s house.
Again, I say this with great trepidation and fear of the Lord. If these interpretations are an indication then Ukraine will ultimately cede to Russia’s will.
But even through this suffering, upheaval and destruction, the Lord is working in the midst of His Body on the ground in Ukraine/Europe. There will be a great spiritual cleansing and deliverance in Ukraine and the ekklesia must be prepared to bring the waters of salvation to the people.
The believers in Ukraine and throughout Europe will be ignited with an intense fire from the Holy Spirit. Many Jewish and Gentile people in Europe will come to know Messiah in the coming months through the loving-kindness and witness of the saints.
I hope this serves as an encouragement to you and inspired you in your intercession.
Let us put on kingdom eyes and do not get distracted by worldly reports as you pray. The intel can inform us but we must let the Ruach truly guide us in intercession.