Interpretation of Dana Coverstone’s “The Halloween Dream”
October 29, 2022 1:14 AM
Interpretation received from the Lord between October 22-28, 2022.
Dana’s dreams are all interconnected, so I’ll reference many of them along the way to support the interpretation of this one. For all those who read through this, I sought to tread very carefully concerning the prophetic implications I believe God’s embedded in the dream, but be discerning and ask the Lord for wisdom; God’s Spirit is infallible but he lives in sinful vessels.
The main purpose of the dream is to illustrate part of God’s strategy for bringing in the last harvest, as times are quickly changing for the world and the church. This is among the reasons Halloween is portrayed, because its origins pertain to the last day of the harvest, and the last spiritual harvest is accompanied by an influx of evil. The parking lot is full and Dana’s late and running because the harvest is ready to be reaped in the dream, so time is of the essence. Jesus affirms this in the “They Hate Me, Not You” dream when he says, “The harvest is full,” and with the nurses running to gather the newborns. Running toward the church also indicates his boldness to confront the massive Church of Babylon in America, as David ran out to face Goliath.
The bumper stickers represent Christians in name only, those who wear the cross but don’t bear the cross. Many of them aren’t truly saved and represent the majority of church-goers in America and the type of church they attend and pastor they prefer. Dana represents the last generation of young Christians through whom God will bring revival, which is why he’s made to feel like a kid in the dream. The Lord will bring revival in part through subversion, a military tactic used to overthrow corrupt governments, and this is why the Mission Impossible theme was played at the end of the dream, which I address in detail below, because it’s very intentional and has multiple layers of meaning. God is highly calculating in his choice of words and illustrations in Dana’s dreams, as he is in Scripture.
The group of fifty who left the church with him represent the first ingathering of the harvest and the 3,000 saved at Pentecost, because the question they asked at the end of the dream — “What should we do?” — is a reference to Acts 2:37, when Peter was asked the same thing after he stood up in the temple and took control of the crowd, as Dana did in the dream. It also points to where harvesting should begin, namely the church, as Jesus told the disciples to begin at Jerusalem. The setting sun is also illustrated in “The Millstone” dream and the “Get Out While You Can” dream, and it’s a reference to Jeremiah 8:20: “The harvest is past, the summer is over, and we are not saved.”
The dream illustrates that more pandemics are on the horizon and that mask mandates will be re-instituted, and it outlines God’s instruction on how to navigate the next round of vaccines and government mandates, as well as his counsel to Christians who continue wearing surgical masks. The reason he chose Raggedy Ann/Andy as a character is because the doll is widely associated with vaccinations. The people wearing masks in the church represent the double-minded, as well as those who continue relying on the government to protect them, rather than God. The reason the ushers were reluctant to let Dana in is because he missed the sign-in protocol for COVID that many churches will reestablish in the future, so he posed a threat. This is why they glared at him and wouldn’t let him in the sanctuary.
Dana knew he had to get into the sanctuary because his conviction to warn people ran deep. God shows in the dream that he’ll open doors for those who fight for the souls of men, but they must persist in their efforts and release their grip on civility and people-pleasing and all the ways of the world that have stymied the chief mission of the church. This is why he “broke the rules” and slipped in when the usher wasn’t looking; he chose to obey God and not man, as Peter and John did after Pentecost (Acts 5:29).
The reason he was handed a scarecrow costume was to segregate him. Scarecrows are obviously enemies of crows, or demonic spirits, just like the unvaccinated and those who refuse to wear masks will be segregated and viewed as enemies of church and state. False teachers and some among those they shepherd have always been the fiercest enemies of true followers of Christ.
The Halloween theme in the church illustrates the darkness that’ll penetrate the hearts of men in pulpits and pews alike and cause growing discomfort in the Spirit of the few who haven’t soiled their garments, as seen in the dream. The kids — who I take to mean teenagers and young people in general — dressed as doctors and lawyers represent some among the wise in the church who are silenced by foolish adults; this is a prevalent theme in several of Dana’s other dreams and sheds light on who’ll largely pioneer revival in the land. The dream is an imminent call to action for every generation, but God makes it clear that young people will constitute the majority of vessels through whom he builds his third temple. Solomon writes, “Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning” (Eccl. 4:13).
Those dressed like witches, ghosts, and goblins represent the wicked in the church and the demonic spirits that influence them; the superheroes represent the proud and boastful; Bob the Builder and Raggedy Ann represent the foolish and naive, and those specific characters offer deeper insights into the dream. The pastor obviously represents “false apostles and workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ,” of whom Paul said, “You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed” (1 Thessalonians 2:5, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15).
Those not wearing costumes represent the few within the five churches in Revelation 2 and 3 that Jesus calls to repent. The Spirit of God is clearly working in them in the dream but they don’t have the courage or wherewithal to leave the church, so God will execute a hostage rescue mission of sorts to remove them before churches are burned and the people scatter, as seen in your other dreams. I believe the Lord is making the point that there are many good seeds that have been planted but they’re desperate for water, just as the harvest is full but needs to be reaped and brought together with God’s faithful core, as seen in the “Snake Chains” dream when true Christians join hands and build up the church.
Dana felt like a kid being jerked around by the ushers and told to shut up and sit still because he is a kid in the dream — the same kid who confronted his pastor in “The Rockwell Dream” in regard to damning doctrine; the same kid who ran from aggressive leaders in the “FireTower Dream;” and one of the 100 young men in “The Testing Floor and Watchmen and Fire” dream who formed a circle and preached with God’s power, a reference to Gideon’s 100-men companies who encircled the Midianites’ camp in Judges 7.
Bob the builder represents those who are laying a corrupt church foundation that bears a more “seeker-friendly” image and who’ll invariably bow the knee to Caesar. Concerning God’s use of Raggedy Ann/Andy, the doll sparked the first anti-vaccination movement in America over a hundred years ago. Johnny Gruelle came up with the idea in 1915 when his daughter Marcelle found a faceless doll on which her grandmother sewed the missing eyes. Eyes reflect discernment or a lack thereof, and faces can reflect phoniness and hypocrisy. Marcelle died two years later from a contaminated vaccine intended to treat diphtheria, a severe upper respiratory infection. Raggedy Ann was released through Raggedy Ann Stories and published in 1918, the same year the Spanish Flu emerged. I believe God used the doll intentionally to confirm the reality that while the first wave of vaccines may not have resulted in widespread death, future vaccines may prove fatal and should be avoided. People who continue buying into the enemy’s lies that all is well and choose to dismiss the warnings of those who know the signs of the times will face a dire future. Amos writes, “All the sinners among my people will die by the sword, all those who say, ‘Disaster will not overtake or meet us” (9:10).
Masks have brought immense distrust into the church, which is evident in the dream; “divide and conquer” has always been among the devil’s go-to strategies. As a result, Jesus addresses those who continue wearing them when he says, “You’ll be given the chance to take your mask off,” which was a literal and figurative statement in regard to surgical masks and the metaphorical mask many church-goers wear. In the “Birds and the Maul Dream,” he also addresses the mask issue with the people walking around in the tunnel with white sticks and masks over their faces, revealing their blindness to the deception that’s taking place in the world and the consequences that’ll ensue if they continue living in ignorance. That dream, like this one, makes it clear that apart from accepting the reality of the times we’re living in and submitting fully to Christ, God’s people will perish with Lot’s wife. Jesus makes it very clear at the end of the dream, “Woe to those who refuse to listen at this point.” Finally, Jesus confronts churchmen who lock the unvaccinated out of his sanctuaries when he says, “I will not be silenced or locked out,” or locked down, as it were.
As a caveat, Christians should bear in mind Jude’s counsel concerning such things because some people’s faith is weaker than others and they require more patience and encouragement: “Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh” (vv. 22-23).
Confronting the Pastor
Boldness recruits the Spirit of God, which is represented by the Jesus-man speaking through Dana when he confronts the pastor. He represents the Jesus within Dana, which is why he neither looked at nor spoke to him; it’s why there’s no sign nor mention of him when Dana leaves the church; and it’s why he doesn’t say anything at the end of the dream, as he always does. It’s the reason he’s dressed in first century garb, when he’s normally in street clothes, and why the dream shows him breathing on the pastor, because breath represents the Spirit. His clothes depict him as the Jesus of John 20 who breathed out his Spirit on his disciples, immediately followed by their instant and miraculous catch of fish in John 21, which is the fifty-person catch Dana led out of the church. And the death of the demoniac behind the mask is a portrait of Isaiah 11:4: “With the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.”
This part of the dream paints an awesome and vivid picture of the reality of Christ living in us. It provides a glimpse of the assurance God’s people will have in the future, especially for those who engage in battles that require great courage. It reminds them that the Holy Spirit can and will work wonders through anyone, young or old, and that he’ll stand with them and speak through them when they step out in faith. The dream shows that he’ll provide both the words and the courage needed to boldly speak the truth, and that he doesn’t require polished nor strong nor educated people to make an impact for the world; he only needs weak and humble men and women who love him with all their heart. When Christians walk in the strength of the Lord and love people to the degree they’ll take a hard stand for Christ, regardless of age or how much theology they know, it’s contagious and proves to sheep, shepherds, and goats alike that it’s the power of God, and not the personality of man, that brings souls into his kingdom. As Mark writes, “When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law” (1:22).
In Acts 13, God sent Paul and Barnabus into apostate churches at the outset of their first missionary journey. They attended many synagogues and unashamedly stood up and preached the true gospel, albeit upon invitation, but the point still stands because Luke writes, “On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord” (v. 44). It’s clear that those people, like the ones in Dana’s dream, never once heard truth come from the pulpit, and all it took was once for the Spirit of God to deliver “all who were appointed for eternal life” (v. 48).
I believe Jesus’ change from a man back to a Spirit in this dream — like he changed from a Spirit to a man in 2020 — reflects his presence on the earth and return to heaven, which is also seen in the “Three Dragons Dream,” when he hands Dana walking sticks, or “helpers,” before leaving and gazing into heaven. I believe it means training season is now complete for many in the Bride of Christ and the rushing wind of Acts 2 is about to fall, as he did in “The Desert Road” dream, when Jesus walked in the back of the church and the five wise virgins took off running with pillars of smoke trailing behind them, a reference to Song of Solomon 3:6: “Who is this coming up out of the wilderness like a column of smoke?”
Finally, the ushers tried to stop people from leaving the church because they’re in the grip of the enemy who only wants to keep people bound in fear. Dana was hustling to get out for the same reason as the bride in the “Get Out While You Can Dream,” because the current church system, which is the hospital in that dream, will soon be trampled on by the Gentiles (Revelation 11:2, Ezekiel 9). The fifty at the end reflect the family God will restore, brothers and sisters in Christ who share one common desire in life — to live and fight together for the souls of men in service to their King, a reflection of the early church following Pentecost.
Mission Impossible Theme
I believe God’s choice of this particular TV series provides the framework of something new he’s planning for the church. The lighting of the wick represents 12 o’clock midnight and the beginning of the end of the harvest, which is on October 31st according to tradition and why I believe God puts his finger on that date in the “October Dream.” 2022 is also a year on which the Day of Atonement and Sukkot fall on the two weeks he underlines in that dream, which is the period of judgment that determines the outcome of the next year’s harvest (I thought it was worth noting that Thanksgiving, which was celebrated as Passover by the Pilgrims, falls 50 days after the Day of Atonement this year). Additionally, Jesus is holding a scroll in the “They’re Watching You” dream, and in “The Jets“ dream, the September 2022 calendar and “pitch black” references point to Rosh Hashanah and the day of the Lord in Joel 2 and Amos 5, and the jets going north, south, and west represent the horses in Zechariah 6 going the same directions, a mirror of the horses in Revelation 6.
I also believe the wick that’s lit at the end of the dream is the same wick that’s lit on the heads of the politicians in the “October Dream,” and I believe they’re linked because the “October Dream” points to the events surrounding the last harvest of souls, such as national and economic collapse, represented by the burning flag; the inauguration of the Messianic kingdom, represented by the rock flying out of the sky, a reference to the rock in Daniel 2:34-35 and the kingdom that shatters all other kingdoms; and by the pond the rock hits, which represents the waters where the prostitute sits, a reference to Revelation 17:15 and Mystery Babylon, the last kingdom that falls.
I believe the Mission Impossible theme, when it’s interpreted together with the rest of the dream, represents spiritual subversion and the means by which the Lord will reclaim many souls the enemy has stolen. David writes, “To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the devious you show yourself shrewd” (Ps. 18:26), and Jeremiah, “Therefore I will give their wives to other men and their fields to new owners. . . .I will take away their harvest,’ declares the Lord” (8:10,13). Because God’s house has been hijacked by imposters, I believe he’ll employ spiritual tactics akin to those of the “Impossible Mission Force” to reclaim it. He did the same thing before he built his first temple when he enlisted men “to turn Saul’s kingdom over to him” (1 Chronicles 12:23)
Spiritual subversion is also illustrated in the “Testing Floor and Watchmen and Fire Dream” when Jesus says, “The violent take it by force, and violent in their faith the church must be to withstand the fight being brought against it,” a reference to Matthew 11:12 and the religious system that preceded his first coming. Subversion is also seen at the end of the “Birds and the Maul” dream, when the group of soldiers take up arms after they hear Reveille played. Reveille was played “louder and louder” following an earthquake in that dream as a reference to Exodus 19:19, when the Lord descended on Mount Sinai with fire, a symbol of revival, and caused an earthquake, after which the trumpets grew louder and louder. The soldiers’ outfits also point to unconventional warfare, and the shouts were a reference to several Scriptures — Joshua 6, when the walls of Jericho fell; 1 Samuel 17, when revival broke out; and Judges 7, when Gideon’s men ambushed the Midianites — and they shed light on God’s plan for moving forward. Israel once functioned as one nation under God, as America once did, and because subversion is usually tied to government, I believe God is indicating that the body of Christ will very soon function as an underground hybrid of church and state.
All throughout Scripture and history, the Lord is seen intervening at critical times and commandeering what’s rightfully his — just as he demands the return of things to their rightful owners in a year of Jubilee, which we’ve just entered — and he uses human agents to carry it out through strategic and tactical measures. Much of why Israel still stands to this day is for that very reason. Nations in the Old Testament are a type of demonic stronghold today, so the fight is obviously not physical; but God still puts a fire in people’s bones and a sword in their mouths to go out and gather lost souls when he says it’s time. His ways haven’t changed and he still uses humble and willing servants to do his biddings anytime he makes a big shift in the church, and I believe that time is here. The days ahead will be filled with paradox, but I think it’ll be the greatest season in history for the church and a time to rejoice, knowing eternal heaven is at our fingertips.