Dream 457 – Erin is called to pray a blessing over the Nest
Received on Wednesday, December 16, 2020
First a note on my ‘5-day dream streak’: I have had an amazing string of 5 dreams in five days, including today. This is highly unusual and more like when I very first started having these dreams. However, I thought I would let everyone know in advance that I do not anticipate there being another dream tomorrow. This is because I write almost all of my dreams in the morning and we have appointments and chores that will keep me away from my devotional chair from the early morning and for most of the day.
Thank You for another day…AND yet another dream (5th dream in 5 days)! Thank You for my family and friends. Thank You for warmth on a very cold bitter winter’s day. Thank You for promise… hope… and the wonder of You.
As I drove our daughter to school this morning, I watched a tiny sliver of light begin to peak over the horizon. The sun then finally appeared in all of its warmth and glory. However, before it rose up over the hills, the landscape around us was grey and frozen. Because there was no sun yet, there was no sparkle to the frozen ground. After what seemed like forever in darkness and grey scape, the red line of dawn crowned and very quickly sent light out to illuminate all that we could see with a golden glow.
I haven’t been feeling well the last several days. The flare up in my abdomen has become worse. My body is creating too much bile. I find eating anything other than soft food to be too difficult for me to digest. I have also had a horrible bitter taste in my mouth that doesn’t want to go away. I think it is funny in a way as the general state of the world also seems bitter right now.
Last night, a woman with a demon came right at our car in the Walmart parking lot. I had to press on my horn for several seconds for her to snap out of it and stop. No matter where I went, she still behaved aggressively. It was the oddest thing. I have never had anything like this happen before. She was completely in the wrong. She came after us like we were playing bumper cars at an amusement park.
After I dropped my daughter off at school, I spent my time driving home reflecting on God’s goodness and His miracles. It always seems as if His most amazing miracles come when we are at the end… the last drop of oil… the last loaf of bread… the last hope. I praised Him for all He has done. I then felt Him call me to pray a blessing over the Nest, our precious friends that reside with us here and have added immeasurably to our lives. I then prayed the following long blessing, the Hanukkah Blessing…
“Dear Heavenly Father, on this cold day, still during the month of fall here in the northern hemisphere, I recognize all that You have done from the Beginning to the End. I stand amazed at Your Good Works. You are the God of Miracles, our Great I AM. Your love for us is unconditional. You don’t care about our race, class or status. You instead love us based on our hearts, our love for You on our walk of life and our journey of faith.
“It is You Who determines an event and declares it good. It is You that fashions a road, a journey, and grants us a special map. It is You that even creates a special hidden door that only those You call can walk through. While You call many, very few come… even with an invitation. When we stand before You one day in Heaven, You will show us all the different times You strengthened us, carried us, directed our feet and illuminated our path. There are too many to count.
“As the world grows colder, our journey becomes more and more difficult. There are friends and sparrows, Your children, facing foreclosures, evictions, loss of jobs, illness, depression and the deaths of loved ones. It has been a very difficult time for all of us whose hope is in You. We have had to remain confined to our homes while this plague has swept over the land. It has swept like the waves of the sea, retreating only to come back again.
“Instead of being joyful with hope in You, we still fear the unknown world we see. In just a span of nine months, the life we have come to know has changed. It has been difficult at times to know how to pray, so I pray for one more day in hopes that You will rise up in us. As the Jewish people celebrate Candle 7 this evening during the Festival of Lights (Hanukkah), we are reminded that You, Father, our God, is the One Who increases our oil to strengthen our faith. You are our Flame, the One Who lights the darkness.
“Father, You are the One Who can take a small untrained force, the Maccabees, perhaps an analogy to us, and make them able to defeat the most powerful army on Earth during those times. You used the miracle of increase through oil to let them know through the generations that You stand with us and that Your Flame is with us. You used the increase of oil to bless Your people, anointing and lighting their lamps, producing bread and paying our debts.
“You are the miracle of the supply of oil during Hanukkah. So, Father, I ask for You to bless and anoint each of us, our children, our households and our provisions. Please use this miracle with us again. Pour out so many blessings that we are unable to contain this. In turn, let us anoint others with healing, gifts of miracles and increase. Anoint us with the oil of joy. Grant us the oil, the miracle of the Maccabees, Elisha and Elijah. Father, Your Son, Jesus, by His own Words, penned Hebrews. Based on Hebrews 11:32-34, here is my request…
“Please raise up Your Army as in Hebrews. Anoint us for battle. Prepare us and train us with the hands of the angels of Heaven’s Army. In the Lord’s Words… ‘And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell you about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the Prophets, who, through faith, conquered kingdoms, administered justice and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of flames and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.’
“For You are the God Who is the God of miracles. We are Your children who love You. Your sun will never set. Your moon will not go down. Since You, Lord, are our Everlasting Light, our days of mourning, by Your promise, will come to an end (Isaiah 60:20). Father, bless Your Sparrows. Not one is with us on this journey that You have not called. Let not the world and evil profane Your Name.
“All good and perfect things, Your Gifts, come from Heaven. Please equip each of Your Children with what is good and perfect from Heaven. Heaven is where lies are not found and evil is not propagated. Heaven is where corruption has no platform and only Holiness reigns… Your good and perfect Holiness. I pray for all of this in Your Mighty Name, in Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen!”
This was one of the longest prayers / blessings I have ever made. The words just seemed to flow through my pen. My dream last night was beautiful…
Sub-dream 1 “Jesus, our Groom, on His White Horse” begins…
I was in a massive field. I laid there just below the surface. I was surrounded by mounds of flowers. I was asleep. There was a smile on my face as I dreamed. I held a lily on my chest. I was in a beautiful white gown. I heard the Voice of Jesus…
Voice of Jesus: “Arise, My Love, My Bride…for I Am here!”
I was now awake and my eyes were wide open. There was a beautiful clear blue sky. I blinked and laughed as I saw thousands of starlings form a perfect heart in the sky. They had wings of silver simmering with gold (Psalm 68). When I sat up, I suddenly realized just how beautiful my gown was. I moved around without pain. I then realized that my body was youthful again. I laughed again when I saw massive rocks surrounding the meadow. There were oil lanterns on top of the rocks. They were all lit. There were thousands and thousands of flames! I stood up and called out…
Me: In a loud voice. “Lord, where are You?”
No response. I looked around, but couldn’t see Him at first. I then looked in the distance at the base of a massive mountain. I saw a Rider on a white horse. He was coming towards me. As He drew closer, I could see this was Jesus! I began to sprint towards Him. Tears of joy streamed down my cheeks. I could see a beautiful crown on His head, complete with 12 spires (or diadems). He was and is so handsome. He seemed to have Great Joy today. As He came close, He leaned over and brought me up onto His horse with Him. I hugged Him as I wept.
Jesus: “Erin, it is time to ride forth in truth. Remember, you will not be liked. Are you ready?”
Me: “I was born to ride!”
Sub-dream 1 over…
What a dream! This was so real that I expected to be changed and on His horse with Him when I woke up. I cried as I wrote this as I wanted this so bad. Father, surely this time is soon. Quite simply, I am now just too excited to contain my joy.
Jesus: “Erin, come up.”
I was out in my yard, but this time in a dream. The ground was frozen. The air was too. It was sunny. I ran to the stream. There was no foam. The small waterfall was beginning to freeze. The current slows as this happens.
Me: “Oh Lord, was this awesome dream of You just my imagination?”
I felt a hand on my shoulder. When I turned, there was Raphael. He was smiling.
Raphael: “No, Erin. This is God’s message for you. The world is growing colder. A storm to break records will approach from the south. Are you prepared?” He smiled.
Since we don’t have any storms in our forecast, I assumed he was talking figuratively.
Me: “I don’t know. How does one ‘prepare for massive’? We have done all that we can do. It is up to God now.” I sighed. “He has sent angels all around us. I hope we are okay. Oh Raphael, there is so much discouraging news now. So much. It will take a massive miracle for the president to prevail. The news is terrible.”
Raphael: “Erin, it is time to gird the sword on your side on behalf of truth.”
Me: “How can I do this if I am not strengthened first?”
Raphael: “By the Lord’s Words… ‘For I have come as a Light to shine in this dark world so that all who put their trust in Me will no longer remain in the dark (John 12:46).”
Me: “Raphael, I saw a vision of an adorable little innocent toddler playing with yellow fuzzy chicks. He had the look of wonder and an innocent heart. I have not been able to stop crying as this wonderful sight is so pure and beautiful. This is so much unlike the darkness of today’s world. The promise of this kind of innocence is now gone.”
Raphael: “God is not finished with His work or His promises. Erin, it seems that I am unable to cheer you up today as you are in great despair.”
Me: “No, I am not. It is just that…well…I wake up after these dreams and I long for them. I long for something I have never known, but only dream of. I long for the day that the Lord comes through with His Sword of Truth and cuts through the thicket of the lies of the world. Lies are an invasive weed, a species destined for the fire. I am ready now. My buckets are ready to be filled. The corruption and the evil of the world is simply beyond comprehension.”
Raphael: “Erin, you must remember that you are not God over the world. You can’t run this world on your own. God knows what He is doing. You must not take up the world and lose your joy.” He held out his hand towards me. “Come on, Erin, release it. Go ahead. Erin, you can do this. You cannot run the world. If I can’t run it, then you can’t either.” He smiled as he nudged me. I nodded in agreement.
“Erin, are there not thousands of cute toddlers in meadows petting baby animals that I have seen apart from what you have in Heaven? They are under the care of angels. They are in safety and have so much joy. They are actually more fearless than you are because they trust God…” He laughed. “…and even the ‘dangerous’ baby animals.”
Me: Laughing. “Okay, okay, I get it. However, I am alert to every plot or hidden danger. In my defense though, I was given that horribly graphic dream of the tigers and the babies. So…” I nudged him. “…in my defense…”
Raphael: “Okay, touché. However, that dream was symbolic of those oblivious to the dangers right in front of them and to why the nations are now in such trouble.”
Me: “So, what can I do?”
Raphael: “Erin, God heard your prayer today and found it good. Now wait on Him.”
Me: “But in yesterday’s dream, God told me ‘on the third day’. From what day?”
Raphael: Smiling. “The day is upon you. Now, this is all for today. The oil of gladness, the oil of joy, will be yours very soon. Now rejoice!” He smiled and then he was gone.
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