Dream 270 – God and ‘Consider this day’
Received on Sunday, December 17, 2017
Thank You for another day! Thank You for my family, my friends and Your promises in Your Word.
Description of three similar dreams, ‘The Room of Paper Lanterns’, begins…
I have recently had three very similar dreams about paper lanterns. In each of these three dreams, there were hundreds of the most beautiful paper lanterns stored in a single room. Each of these lanterns were so incredibly detailed as to be admired by all who looked upon them.
Suddenly and without warning, one of the paper lanterns caught on fire. The fire then quickly spread to the other lanterns. Within seconds, this entire room full of paper lanterns was burning up.
Description of three similar dreams over…
Even though this has not been confirmed by the Lord, I cannot help but believe that this room full of paper lanterns represents the State of California. However, after hearing comments made on this in the Nest, I now believe that these lanterns could instead be all of us after we have been Transformed. Perhaps this even has a dual meaning?
As I reflected on these dreams this morning, God suddenly began to speak to me as I sat in my devotional chair praying.
God: “Erin, consider this day. Stop and consider all that is around you. What do you see?”
I opened the shades on my window and looked outside. The sun was shining brightly. It was about 7 degrees outside and it was 1:00pm in the afternoon (which is already the evening in Jerusalem). I could hear the rushing water down below my window from the small brook. I heard the wind and the distant sound of the snowbird (Junko).
I looked at the Hebrew calendar and noted that Kislev 30 starts this evening, Sunday, December 17th, 2017, and ends on Monday evening, December 18th, 2017. Kislev 30 starts this evening and represents the 6th candle of the 8 candles of Hanukkah.
I then noted that Tevet 1 starts on Monday evening, December 18th, 2017 and will be the 7th candle. Tevet 2 starts on Tuesday evening, December 19th, 2017 and will be the 8th candle. The 8th day of Hanukkah, the final day of Hanukkah, ends in the evening of Wednesday, December 20th, 2017.
After I finished my search, I settled back into my devotional chair and started to pray again. As I did, I noticed that everything around me grew perfectly quiet, but only for just a second or two. For just this short time, it was like time had stopped.
Me: “Father, what am I to consider? I know that You are here, but I cannot see You. Well, I cannot see the wind either, but I certainly can see its effects. I can also feel the wind on my skin as it blows all around me. If the effects of the ‘invisible wind’ are clearly visible, how much greater are ‘Your Effects’?”
God began to speak to me again as soon as I finished writing this down.
God: “Erin, give careful consideration today.”
Me: “Yes, Father, but I am scared. Please protect our sons and my husband on their journey into town. Please protect my daughters that remain here with me at our house. Please protect my friends and family that are afar. Please do not take any of them Home before they see all that You have promised come to fruition. I love You, Father. Will You please also consider us?”
God: “Erin, Erin, oh Erin, when does ‘consider’ mean ‘death’ or ‘harm’? Did not the flood rains cease on the 27th? Did the oil not continue to flow in the lampstand to provide light in the darkness when there was no hope that the flame could continue? Then consider this day.”
I stopped and did a search on ‘the 27th’. I noted that Kislev 27 started on Thursday evening, December 14th, 2017 and ended Friday evening, December 15th, 2017. Kislev 27 represented the 3rd candle of the 8 candles of Hanukkah. However, Kislev 27 would have also been the last of 40 days of rain that would have started on Cheshvan 17 (‘the 17th day of the second month’) during the flood of Noah.
I then did a search on today. Today is Kislev 29 and the 5th candle of the 8 candles of Hanukkah would have been lit yesterday evening. Kislev 30 starts this evening, Sunday, December 17th, 2017, and ends on Monday evening, December 18th, 2017, but would have already started in Jerusalem. The 6th candle of the 8 candles of Hanukkah will be lit this evening and has already been lit in Israel.
I did a quick search on other news items that could have been of significance, but really did not find anything. However, I must admit that I did not search for long and knew that my search was not ‘overly exhaustive’. I decided that I would search some more after I finished speaking with God in my devotional chair.
Me: “I looked, Father, but I could not find anything overly significant for this day. My heart has been dimly lit as my hope has begun to fade and the oil of joy is running short. I am sorry, Father, for my lack of faith and my discouragement even though I know in my heart that You will soon do all that You said You will do. My hope, well, all of our hopes, are in You and You alone!”
God: “Are you finished stating your condition? Do I not know this already? Then, Erin, consider this day.”
Me: “Yes, Father, I will. It is a beautiful day that You have made.”
God: “Yes, indeed, it is. Indeed, it is. Consider it.”
After this dream was completed, I called my husband over and we decided to look over the news together to see if there were any big events. We then decided to specifically look for ‘Israel-related events’ to ‘consider’ and soon came across an article that seemed quite significant for ‘all of us’ to ‘consider’:
UN to vote Monday on call for US Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn
The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday on a draft resolution calling for the withdrawal of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said, a move likely to face a Washington veto.
The one-page Egyptian-drafted text, seen by Reuters, does not specifically mention the United States or Trump. Diplomats say it has broad support among the 15-member council, and while it is unlikely to be adopted, the vote will further isolate Trump on the issue.
To pass, a resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the United States, France, Britain, Russia or China.
Trump abruptly reversed decades of U.S. policy this month when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, generating outrage from Palestinians. Trump also plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has praised Trump’s decision as “the just and right thing to do.”
The U.S. mission to the United Nations was not immediately available to comment on Sunday.
Arab foreign ministers agreed to seek a UN Security Council resolution on the issue. The draft UN text expresses “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.”
It “affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered, the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council.”
The draft also calls upon all countries to refrain from establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem.
Israel considers the city its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all embassies based there.
“No vote or debate will change the clear reality that Jerusalem” is the capital of Israel, Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, said in a statement on Saturday.
Palestinians want the capital of an independent Palestinian state to be in the city’s eastern sector, which Israel captured in a 1967 war and annexed in a move never recognized internationally.
The draft council resolution “demands that all states comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the Holy City of Jerusalem, and not to recognize any actions or measures contrary to those resolutions.”
A UN Security Council resolution adopted in December 2016 “underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations.”
That resolution was approved with 14 votes in favor and an abstention by former U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, which defied heavy pressure from longtime ally Israel and Trump, who was then president-elect, for Washington to wield its veto.
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