Dream 442 – Obey the Day of the Sabbath
Received on Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Thank You for another day! Thank You for Your love and care. Thank You for Divine Rest. Thank You for my husband and our children. Thank You for our dear friends. Today though, my state of wellness, my physical condition, squelches my strength and disturbs my sleep. Comfort is very difficult to find as a result.
Father, I have been struggling in my heart and even wrestling with You on many fronts. I cling to Your promises and hold out on the stress of future planning. When viewing the world right now, we are witnessing a mass deception occurring before our eyes. One only has to look at Your Word, the Bible, to see that the writing is on the wall.
There are deep shortages in certain sectors that are either happening now or in the near future. Things are happening that we would never imagine, all because of the pure greed of a select few. We have now added worries that the wealthy elite know nothing about. In just nine months, our country has been greatly weakened. We have had an assault on our health and our economy from the pandemic.
We have also had looting and rioting. An attack of fear and hate has set fire to our cities. Our country has become divided. While this is exposing the lies and hypocrisy of many, very few are watching or listening. What was once taboo and illegal is now considered normal and legal. What was once a blatant sin against nature is now considered pure and healthy. What was once good just last year is now considered hateful and evil. All of this has happened so fast.
The things You have shown me for today’s young people and children has broken my heart. What is being taught to my daughter in her art history course are blatant lies. Everything is now centered around political indoctrination and it is not even subtle. How is it possible to take a mere art history overview course and insert things that were not happening at the time?
My daughter is being taught that the Muslim religion of Islam was active in art even before Jesus’ birth. How can this be true if their prophet, the beginning of Islam, was not born until around 700 years after Jesus’ birth? Well, this is simply not true. The class has also removed references to BC and AD as they feel it puts too much emphasis on the Christian religion. Well guess what? Almost all art and sculpture revolved around three things – Greek Gods, Roman Emperors and the Bible.
That is a fact! There was virtually no reference to Islam in European Art, with the following two exceptions: Byzantine architecture and mosaics in both tiles and carpets. Yes, these were stunningly beautiful designs, but there was essentially nothing else. Very little was attributed to the Arabic world in Europe. Now though, there is a completely different narrative, a newly created one. It is so disheartening.
I would like to know who is funding all of these blatant lies. However, if we knew, would we really be surprised? No. The hateful things said of Jesus in almost all secular schools are horrible. This is all so hateful and evil. The propaganda of evil and hate is surely alive, well and now prospering.
Father, please strengthen Your people. Please do not forget about us. Please flex Your muscles. Please show Your strength. Please reveal Yourself to the world in a new way and heal this land. As for now, I find myself fearful in many ways that I never have before. I have no confidence in the world around us. We are encountering some scary people. Many have demons, addictions and probably often both.
For the first time in my life, I feel weak and ineffective. It has been humbling. Because of the pandemic, everything in the health care system is being backed up. There are also shortages again in various items. Because the USA and Canada no longer manufacture as much paper, aluminum and plastics, there are now shortages in supplies. While this is only a guess, it seems like the first wave was an experiment and that this second wave is more controlled and deliberate.
I just received a notice from one of my friends about severe food shortages in Sudan. Because of the state of the world today, many there will be unable to get help. There is so much more too. Oh Father, please help us. Please bless us. Please bless Your people. We love You! While we long to serve You in a mighty way, only in Your strength can we move forward as Your Army. May this be very soon!
Jesus: “Erin, come up.”
I was at the edge of the bridge in our yard. I was looking across the bridge when Uriel appeared on his horse. I walked across the bridge to meet him.
Uriel: “Erin, I have a message for you from God. He knows all that you are going through. He is with you. You will not stumble or fall. No harm will prevail against you by your enemies. Continue on your course and God will make all of your plans succeed. However, I also have a warning. Be careful to obey the day of the Sabbath. You are to rest on this day. You are to take this time to remember God. You are to take this time to remember that He created all you see in six days and that He then rested on the seventh, understand?”
Me: “Yes, Uriel. I notice that I become sick whenever I try to work on my ‘designated’ Sabbath day.”
Note: My ‘designated’ Sabbath day usually varies between Saturday or Sunday. More on my opinion on this at the end of this dream.
Uriel: “You are not God, Erin. If you work on the day God has commanded you to rest, you are then directly making a statement that you know better than God as to what is good.”
Me: “Please forgive me.” I knew from past experience that Uriel would immediately correct me that forgiving me is not his role, only God’s, so I quickly added the following…smiles. “I mean…please send my apologies to God.”
Uriel: Smiling. “You can go directly to Him with this, Erin. Remember, this is not just for you, it is also for your friends and family to follow too. This is the single most ignored command. The enemy has even worked overtime to distract God’s people from following this command.”
Me: “Are we to do nothing than just lay down on the Sabbath day?”
Uriel: Smiling. “No, Erin, this is also an enemy lie. Erin, you are to rest in God. You are to keep the day for Him alone. In Heaven, His praises will be forever on your lips. However, on Earth, this is often replaced with worry and ‘to-do lists’. Just set the day apart for God. Rejoice, Erin, and remember that He is over all things. He loves you.”
Me: I began to cry. “I was so sick on Saturday and Sunday that I didn’t do much other than worry. I feel so horrible about doing this. I should have given this day to God instead. I try to do this, but sometimes I fail.”
Uriel: “Do not worry, Erin, as God is about to do something amazing. You are to stay alert. Obey His commands. Remain in His presence. To do so is wisdom.”
Me: “Uriel, have I just been rebuked?”
Uriel: “This is not just for you, Erin. This is a good warning for all. Turn from this and go to God in reconciliation. Offer Him up your heart again and, in turn, He will bless you. However, I am not talking about just a little blessing. I am now talking about a large one, so large a blessing that you would not even believe it if you were told.
“Now, one last message. The enemy knows how to destroy your joy. He knows what disturbs your thoughts. He knows how to cause trouble. Give all of this to God for He alone will strengthen and heal you.” Uriel smiled at me to comfort me as he saw that I was still looking troubled.
“Erin, do not be downcast. God sent me to you because He loves you and does not want you to miss any Good Gift, understand? He is blessing you with good things.”
Me: “Yes, Uriel, I understand.”
Uriel: “I must go now. However, be encouraged. You are greatly loved by the Lord and greatly hated by the enemy. This is a good thing. Now, rejoice, be ready and keep that lamp burning.”
Uriel waved, turned on his horse and was gone in an instant.
Note – my thoughts on ‘what day’ is the Sabbath: What is the day of the Sabbath? Traditionally, Jews have had Saturday as their Sabbath and Christians have had Sunday as their Sabbath.
However, our culture is no longer the same. People now work irregular shifts or have more than one job, often having to work on both of these two days. So, what are you to do? I believe that you should still carve out a 24-hour period once a week, no matter the day(s), as best as you can can, to obey the Sabbath. I believe that God will honor this knowing that your heart is in the right place.
As for whether this has to be on a Saturday or a Sunday for those who can choose, I believe this doesn’t truly matter to God and that the enemy has made this a much bigger issue than what it ever should have been. Remember, the Lord looks at our hearts. We cannot fool Him. If we put in the effort to make one day a week a Sabbath to honor Him and Him alone, no matter the day, following His pattern of resting, He will still honor this.
Given that this topic is something whole religious sects have been birthed on, I already know that many people will disagree with my seemingly ‘nonchalant’ opinion on this subject. That is okay. I accept this. We will simply have to agree to disagree.
Copyright© 2012-2023 SparrowCloud9; Erin Aleshire (All rights reserved, copies only allowed as per written permission)