Dream – Buying & Selling Nikes
Re: Conquerors [Overcomers]
January 2, 2007
On January 2, 2007, at 2:52 am, I dreamed that I was in a room where people were buying
and selling running shoes; in particular, I saw the word Nike in relation to the shoes . I
heard "Finis" and then "It is finished. The race is over."
I then inquired of the Lord for the meaning of the dream and the words that I heard, and He
responded: "I am coming soon."
I further inquired if this was from Him, and I heard: "As a sign to you, your mother will pass
away soon." Four months and eleven days later, my mother passed away.
Nike is the Greek noun for victory , and its verb form is nikao , which means "to conquer." The
word nike appears in 1 John 5:4 and the word nikao appears in Luke 11:22; John 16:33;
Romans 3:4; 12:21; 1 John 2:13, 14; 4:4; 5:4, 5; Revelation 2:7, 11,17, 26; 3:5, 12, 21; 5:5; 6:2;
11:7; 12:11; 13:7; 15:2; 17:14; 21:7. The word finis is the Latin word for finished .
There seems to be two parts to this dream.
The first part is a call to the Lord's people to conquer while there is still time, and to do this,
metaphorically speaking, we need to put on the proper running shoes.
The second part is an exhortation that there is not much time left in which to conquer. We need
to be like the five wise virgins who went out with extra oil in their lamps when they heard the
bridegroom had arrived (Matthew 25:1-13). It is a call to be on the alert. We are in the home
stretch of the race, and we must run to win.
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize?
Run in such a way that you may win. (1 Corinthians 9:24 NASB)
Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. (Hebrews 12:1 NASB)
Through John's Patmos vision, Jesus exhorted the seven ecclesias. However, He gives special
encouragement to those who conquer or overcome, for He promises them reward in His coming
kingdom, in particular, to reign with Him.
The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered
and sat down with my Father on his throne. (Revelation 3:21 ESV)
Those who trade (buy and sell) with the Lord, as signified by the exhortation to the ecclesia in
Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-18), will conquer through His life. They are wearing the Nikes,
metaphorically speaking. They will finish the race.
It is time to trade with the Lord. The Lord is coming soon!