A believing Shan woman in the Shan State had a dream of an old cow sleeping beside the road. Then another cow came up to the old cow. Both had a lot of parasites on them. Then the Shan woman was surprised by the dream and woke up.
As soon as she woke up she remembered a situation that occurred over 30 years ago.
A Palaung family wanted to buy some sour food from a Shan family in their village in order to serve it at their son’s wedding. Then the Shan family told the Palaung family that they would not sell this sour food to them. They said they only had old stuff and they would not sell it to them because it was not fit for serving at a wedding. So the Shan family told the Palaung family that in the evening the Palaung family would know that buying this food is not the best plan for them.
Then the evening came, and the Shan owner of the food had a dream that a parasite was attached to his body. He picked it off and burned it. But the parasite suddenly got very large (expanding) then he suddenly woke up. One of his children who were sleeping beside him died before the morning came. Then the owner cremated his child.
Then another one of the children was very ill and his dad sent him to the hospital. That child died at the hospital. Then when the dad arrived home his oldest son also had a high fever and suddenly died. Within two days three of his children had died.
Shan people place a high value in dreams. This Shan woman believed that this Palaung family had sent spirits to kill this Shan man’s children.
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and bones, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:11-12)
Will you pray?
- Please pray for this Shan believing woman as she seeks to understand what kind of spiritual situation she is in.
- Pray that more Shan would encounter Jesus in their dreams.
- Pray that this woman’s faith would grow as she learns more about Jesus.