Dream 495 – Rejoice as the drought is now over
Received on Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Thank You for another day! Thank You for Your love and grace. Thank You for Your gentle rebuke whenever I veer off Your path for me. It is a sweet discipline from You. On that note, my foot is still quite sore. The atmospheric weather changes have kicked my pain up several notches. You have allowed this because I wasn’t slowing down. I was traveling beyond the parameters You had set out for me.
Sub-dream 1 “My very first open vision I ever had” begins…
I was on a high-speed motorcycle weaving in and out of traffic. I was travelling over 80 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone. It was in the quiet small suburban Portland town of Multnomah. While driving the wrong way on a one-way street, I finally took a sharp turn and exited off. I was traveling way to fast and went off the side. Unfortunately, the edge of the road was gravel, sure trouble for a motorcycle.
I turned quickly to avoid the edge and clipped a tree branch enroute to an impossibly steep decline in the road. I was driving out of control and I knew that I had a high chance of crashing. I looked up and saw the Mountain of God. It was a strong and mighty mountain. My thoughts now turned to preparing myself for meeting Jesus. I was still going at a breakneck speed.
Suddenly, my motorcycle flipped up from behind me as if it was the hand of God grabbing my back tire and flinging it upward. Next thing I know my face was about to meet the pavement. Just before I hit, I was taken up to the Mountain of God. When I looked down at myself, I saw that I was in designer pajamas. The dream continued, but this is all I will write here as I have written this already elsewhere.
Sub-dream 1 over…
I have a fear of displeasing God. I fear idleness while I wait. God has allowed my disabilities and injuries so I could find my rest and comfort in Him, not the things of this world. Father, You care for me and love me so much that You decide what is best for me. Almost all of the things of this world are now things I no longer want to do. While I could name them, the list would be too long. It is a sad commentary.
This is the reason that I do not participate in social media platforms. I no longer require praise from man. I occasionally visit Facebook, but I always regret it instantly. While I know that most of the posts there are overly optimistic and exaggerated, it still hurts. In comparison, I feel like I am not really succeeding at much right now. I am hitting barrier after barrier. I am dieting, but not seeing any real breakthrough.
Father, it is getting harder and harder and harder (and harder and harder 🙂 for us to patiently wait for Your Great Move! It takes effort not to fall into sins like gluttony, self-loathing, pride and idleness (Ezekiel 16:46-49). These things then lead us into even worse sins. A lot of temptation and sin can come from the seat of a chair or the pillow from a bed. I now know that we are not to stop living while waiting for You, God.
Father, we must do all things for Your Glory. We must take care of all that we are given. If You can trust us in the small things, You will give us more. If we are unable to take care of the small things, You keep us where we are. Even if we plan and toil and toil and plan, all of this is in vain without Your blessings.
Father, one of the most heartbreaking stories in the Bible is the beginning of David’s relationship with Bathsheba. It happened late one afternoon when David arose from his couch. He was walking on the roof of the house when he saw a beautiful woman bathing. The start of it all revolved around three sins…
- Idleness: David decided to lay on his couch instead of going to battle.
- Boredom: David decided to go to his roof to look over his kingdom.
- Lust: David saw Bathsheba and decided to take her for himself
God then sent Nathan to rebuke David. David then was told he would lose the baby that was now growing within Bathsheba. Despite David’s lurid adultery and the later murder of Uriah, God still allowed him to have another son, a son named Solomon. As God also promised though, David’s house was never far removed from the sword.
However, let us back up to see where it all started. It was idleness that was the gateway to trouble for David. Think about what Covid 19 has caused. It has basically caused idleness to consume the world. This idleness is not good for the country nor its people. There is a long list of things being caused by this idleness: Depression, crimes, death, injury, rape, theft, arson, racism… well, the list goes on and on.
In the meantime, fear keeps Your people silent. Churches have been greatly affected by the lack of attendance, mostly due to having to keep up with strict Covid-19 limitations just for them. While corrupt politicians think nothing of releasing hardened criminals back onto the streets, people are required to be meticulously documented if they come and go from a church. There is so much more to this and it is so depressing.
Father, I am sorry. Please protect our home. Please do not let our hands be idle. Please don’t let our vessels become rusty or filled with dregs. I repent. My whole household repents. We have decided to serve You, Father. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. I had a dream two nights ago…
Sub-dream 2 “The three evil airline agents rob me” begins…
I was standing at a ticket counter in an airport. There were three agents standing there in front of me. They were all professional and friendly. They gave me a luggage tag for my bag. I then turned to put the tag onto my luggage. I took at most ten seconds to do this. When I turned back, my purse with my passport and ticket on top were gone.
I immediately knew that the three agents had stolen everything I needed to travel. I panicked. I asked them to return my items. I began to cry. One of the agents reached down behind the counter and gave me back my ticket, but nothing else.
Me: “Why did you take it?”
Agent 1: “We didn’t take anything.”
Me: “But that is my ticket you just gave me back.”
While I then tried to go around to the other side of the counter to get my purse and passport back, one of the agents blocked me from doing this.
Agent 2: “We will call the authorities. You will go to jail.”
Me: “Go ahead and call the police. You stole my purse, passport and ticket.”
Agent 3: “No, you have your ticket. Besides, the limit is $1,500 for this to be a crime. Your purse and passport are worth less than $1,500.”
Me: “No, it is worth far more than $1,500. It will definitely be felonies for all three of you.” For a moment, I saw concern in their eyes.
Agent 2: “Well, you go ahead and find the authorities. We will wait for you here.”
It finally hit me that there was no way I was getting my purse back.
Sub-dream 2 over…
Sub-dream 3: Short and sweet dream last night… Quite simply, I was shopping for a tree for our yard.
Jesus: “Erin, come up.”
I heard a knock at our door. It was Raphael. He was smiling. I opened the door.
Raphael: “Hmm, someone’s been dreaming. Come, let’s check the water.”
It was cloudy and rainy today. We walked over to the stream. Even though the water was clear, it was still stagnant. Raphael reached down and swirled the water. After just a short while of doing this, the water was no longer stagnant.
Me: “Wow, that is amazing. You are God’s plumber.”
Raphael: Smiling. “Well, not exactly. God has called me to keep this water clean, so that is what I do. Now, you have questions concerning the dream of your stolen purse, passport and ticket, where the ticket was later returned. God has sent me to help clarify this dream for you…
“You are free to come and go as God has given you a ticket to fly your course. This comes with an itinerary of places to go and things to do on behalf of the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness. While your freedom to physically move freely was taken away from you momentarily, God immediately gave this back to you.
“The three agents in front of you were all great enemies. They waited until you were tagging your bags to then try to remove your purpose under God. They distracted you with the common task of putting identification on your bags. You were tagging your garments so that they would follow you to your destination.
“They could not steal what you were wearing. This represented your garment of salvation. They were not allowed to steal your ticket. This represented your mark by God designating you to be in His service. Your enemies instead tried to steal your provision from God. They also tried to steal your documents. They wanted to give these to others that didn’t deserve them.”
Me: “Oh no, Raphael, what should I do?”
Raphael: “Do not worry, Erin, as all that you have is God’s. He has given this to you. He sends dreams as warnings so that you can pray against these attacks.” He smiled as he gently nudged me. “I am here today to hand this back to you.” He handed me a much larger purse than what was in my dream. “In this purse are your promises from God, as well as His provision for you. Now, do not worry.”
Me: “How did this purse even get here?”
Raphael: “No need to question. Just know that God has you. No hand of man will succeed against God or those He has sent concerning you to guard you in all that you do. As for the three evil agents, they each represented things the enemy seeks to strip from you…
- 1st, authority: The enemy wants to strip you of your authority as a child of God.
- 2nd, faith: The enemy wants to strip you of your faith by planting seeds of doubt in your calling and ministry, as well as God’s promises for you and your house.
- 3rd, blessings: The enemy works in the background through others behind the scenes to keep provisions and blessings from reaching you.
“Erin, put on your full armor. God is not finished with you yet. He is the God of justice, strength and mercy. You are His child and friend. Your heart is ever before Him. His recompense is ever before you. While you worry at your losses, understand that God gave you that to lose. He will also give you that to gain back and restore. Rend your heart fully to Him. He longs to bring all of you good things.
“In contrast, the enemy propositions and works to negotiate with you when you are tired and in pain. Rebuke this demon in the Lord’s Name and it will flee and not return. Your fall occurred right where I meet you. However, and more importantly, this is also where God knocks at your door. While this was a planned attack against you by the enemy, it was allowed by God to direct your attention back to Him.
“Erin, God loves you. Pity the man whom God does not rebuke and correct as perhaps he has no ticket, garment or calling. Now rejoice in the knowledge that this was actually a very good dream.”
Me: “What about my short dream of tree shopping?”
Raphael: “Good question. What tree did you settle on?”
Me: “Well, it was a massive topiary with a strong upright trunk. The trunk was white. The tree was lush and thick and housed nests and singing birds inside of it. There were absolutely no pests at all.”
Raphael: “Erin, you can never have enough trees. This dream means you see yourself as unworthy. However, God sees you as a thriving, strong, upright child. While you long for integrity and righteousness, you already have this. Just look around you. This is a sign that you are worried that God does not see you as a good child. He does. This is a sign that you are worried that you are not God’s. You are. Erin, do not be afraid. Do not allow the enemy to steal from your ticket counter.
“Now, here is a Word from God for you: You will be blessed for trusting in the Lord. You will be blessed for resting your confidence in the Lord. You will be like a tree planted by the waters, a tree that sends out its roots toward the stream. You will not fear when the heat comes. Your leaves will always be green. You will not worry in a year of drought. You will not cease producing fruit.”
Me: “Are you referring to Jeremiah 17? Oh Raphael, I really am not worthy of this!”
Raphael: “Erin, try to remember that God sees you differently than how you see yourself. The Words of the Lord are upright. You will be like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruits in season. Your leaves will not wither. You will prosper in all that you do.”
Me: Now in tears, I looked up to the sky. “Praise You, Lord! Thank You, Father!”
Raphael: “Now, Erin, great is God, from Whom all blessings flow. Your fear has come because your prayers have yet to be answered. Rejoice as the drought is now over. I must go now. Good news is soon to follow. Do not worry.” He smiled. “I will keep this water clear for your roots…” He then added in a joking manner. “…as long as God continues to call me here.” He then looked behind me. “Wow, what a bird!”
I turned my head and saw that it was an incredibly beautiful hummingbird. When I turned to look back at Raphael, he was already gone.
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