(011) Acts 2:17. Did We Get This Scripture Wrong?

There was a young boy named Surprise (yes, his real name) who was born to a long line of witchdoctors in Mozambique. When he was 14 years old, he was woken in the night by an unfamiliar voice telling him to get up and leave his family immediately. He obeyed the voice and never saw his family again. Later he heard they were slaughtered the very next day (You can read the full story in his book, Voices in the Night).

did we get the bible wrong

Surprise collected his friend from a nearby village and wandered lost and starving through the jungle. A couple of weeks later, weary and starving, they came upon another village, where an old man greeted them saying, “At last you’ve come!” He and his wife invited Surprise and his friend into their home where they cared for them until it was time to move on.

The story goes that the reason the old man was waiting, was because he had already seen the boys in a dream. God had told him to wait for the boys and care for them when they came.

Young Surprise eventually gets to know the unknown voice that warned him in his village home and becomes an evangelist planting churches and witnessing the supernatural works of God all over the continent of Africa.

It’s an amazing story isn’t it? But I want you to notice something. How did God speak?

In this podcast I want to talk about dreams – the kind of dreams that are mentioned in a very familiar scripture: Acts 2:17. In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. I want to talk about one of God’s most favourite modes of communication and how we have deftly managed to turn it into something else.

You may also like to read; Acts 2:17 – A Turning Point, but What Does this Verse Really Mean?

Subscribe to God Conversations with Tania Harris and never miss an episode.

Your Thoughts

Has God ever spoken to you in a dream or vision? Leave a comment below:


  • annikins

    Good Tania, looking at it a bit differently
    God bless

    • Tania Harris

      Thanks Anne!