Dream 496 – I am about to expand your tent pegs

Received on Thursday, June 17, 2021


Dear Father,

Thank You for another day!  Thank You for Your love.  Thank You for cool breezes during a warm day.  Thank You for a safe place to rest and dream.  Thank You for my family and friends.  I am blessed to have love from those closest to me in a world of such great hate.  Thank You.  I had an odd dream last night…

Sub-dream 1 “An expansive basement and a cute baby bear” begins…

While it was my home in the dream, it really wasn’t as I kept discovering spaces that made it much larger than its current size.  I then heard some workers in our garage.  I decided to investigate.  One of the workers addressed me…

Worker:  “Do you want to go through this closet first?”

I was confused as he was pointing to a wall with a massive cabinet I had never even known was there.  I opened the cabinet and the shelves were filled with papers in clear plastic boxes.  Some papers were shredded.  I promptly closed the closet door.  I was still in shock that I didn’t know this even existed.  The bins of papers were particularly frustrating as I hate papers.

Worker:  “While I know you wanted a storage closet here in this room, we uncovered a door you might want to walk through before we frame and sheetrock this over.”

Once again, I was confused.  I walked over to this new storage area that I also didn’t know we had.  There was a door that opened out.  There were then some steps that led down to a landing.  There were even more steps to the right.  To my amazement, I was in a massive daylight walkout basement.  While I am not usually a fan of basements as they are dingy, this one was particularly bright.

I was then promptly met with a wall of windows right there in front of me.  There was a now decommissioned large brick furnace to the left of these.  As I looked at it, a metal lid raised up.  I was puzzled when a baby black bear crawled out and started to look around the basement for food.  I knew that a mama bear couldn’t fit into any openings into the basement, so I wasn’t worried about that.

Since the baby bear wasn’t bothering me, I decided to ignore him.  I continued exploring.  I then found out that this large room led to four other very large rooms.  Three of the rooms had windows.  The fourth didn’t have any windows, but had a sliding glass door instead.  Due to years of neglect, the windows had a fog to them that made seeing outside particularly difficult.  All I could recognize was that it was still daytime.

It then started to hit me that this was not going to be cheap.  This would all need to start with a major remodeling.  What about the cost to heat?  It needed paint at the least as one of the rooms was a horrible chalky dark pink.  Another was an unpleasant blue.  Another was an industrial green.  All had either horrible carpets or brown and orange linoleum flooring.

It then suddenly hit me that all I was doing was focusing on how much work and money this would be.  I was not being grateful at all for God’s great expansion of our house.  I then had a shift in my thinking and started to imagine the greatness of it.  A racoon then appeared from where the baby bear had come out.  When the racoon saw me, it went into the brick stove.

When I went over to the brick stove and opened the door, I was shocked to find out that it was an entryway from the outdoors.  Nothing was keeping animals like the racoon or the baby bear from getting in.  I then went to the glass sliding door and opened it.  I didn’t recognize the place I was looking at.  It was forested with a mowed yard and a harbor of the sea right in front.  I closed the door and walked back to the garage.

As I was walking, I notice a door and stairs to my right.  I walked through this and recognized it as the back courtyard area of Albany High School in Albany, California.  It was surreal and I felt sick as I wasn’t at all fond of this location.  The thought occurred to me that this courtyard area should be boarded off.  Just then, the baby bear cub was coming towards the entrance to Albany.  He wanted to explore.

Me:  “Oh no, oh no, please don’t go there.  This will not be a place you will like.”

The bear looked at me as if he understood, turned around and walked back in.  I closed the sliding door and was glad that there were no other windows faced this particular courtyard.  I took a deep breath and exhaled.  I then proceeded back to the garage.  When I arrived at the garage, I didn’t recognize it.  It had changed.

Worker:  “Hey, while you were downstairs, we finished your project.”

I looked around in stone silence.  I was in awe.  I looked out the windows and recognized our yard as where I meet with Jesus and Raphael.

Worker:  “We finished your basement too.  Great space.  Well, it is not really a basement anymore.”

Me:  “But how did you do this?  And so fast?”

Worker:  “Your vision changed it!”

I ran back downstairs and was in shock at how beautiful everything now was.  I laughed when I saw the bear cub curled up in his own comfy chair.  The windows were now all clear again.  We were somehow now looking over a safe peaceful harbor.

Sub-dream 1 over…

Sub-dream 2 “Shopping for Boulders” begins…

We were shopping for large decorative boulders for our yard.  One of the large boulders was to be used as a fountain.  Since we couldn’t find quite the right boulders, we decided to make our own boulders.

Sub-dream 2 over…

Shopping for trees and making our own boulders?  What?  While I am not sure what this dream meant, it was very clear.  However, we need some help with interpretation as we don’t understand what they all meant.  Please help us.

Jesus:  “Erin, come up.”

I heard a knock on the door.  There was Jesus and He was smiling at me.

Jesus:  He reached out and hugged me.  “So, someone prayed for help?”

Me:  “Lord, would You like to come in?”

Jesus:  “I was just in there with you.  Now, please come with Me.”  He walked me up to one of the corners of our yard.  “Do you believe My promises are true?”

Me:  “Yes, but…”  I stopped myself and He knew it.

Jesus:  “Yes?  Go on.  Erin, please explain.”

Me:  “In Your Word, Lord, God blessed David, Solomon and others.  For some of His promises, there were conditions.  They usually had a format like ‘if you do this and this and do not follow after other gods, I will…insert blank’ or ‘if you obey My statutes and commandments, I will never fail to bless you’.  These conditional promises seem to be mainly found in the Old Testament.”

Jesus:  “Yes, this is true.”

Me:  “Well, Lord, what about my promises from You?  What if they were conditional?  I know that I have failed You time and time again.”

Jesus:  “Oh Erin, with you, when have I made any of My promises conditional?  Hmm, I believe I have not.”

Me:  “I have stumbled and fallen into sin so often.  I am not perfect.  I have failed many times and I still fail.”

Jesus:  “Yes, but what happens next?”

Me:  “The Holy Spirit corrects me and I make changes.”

Jesus:  “In the Word of God, I knew in advance what would occur.  I knew in advance that Saul would fail.  I knew in advance that David would stumble.  It was the same with Peter.  While I warned him that he would deny Me three times, I also mentioned upcoming failures to Saul and David.  However, as for you specifically, have I ever warned you of some upcoming failure that will rob you of your blessings?”

Me:  “No, Lord.  But these are in Your Word as examples to do what is right in Your eyes.  I don’t always do what is right.”

Jesus:  “Doing right ‘by Me by you’ is not a concern of Mine.  You instead have a different problem.  You have difficulty believing Me.”

Me:  “Oh Lord, I do believe You.  It is just that I don’t believe in myself or in my worth to You.  After all, I am now an old woman that still makes many mistakes.”

Jesus:  “Hmm, do you doubt My judgment to choose?  If you doubt My judgment in choosing you, you must also doubt that I am God.”

Me:  “Oh no, Lord.  I am so sorry.  I know that You are God.  I didn’t think about it this way.  The passing of time makes me wonder if I am delusional in all of this or if it is true that You are standing here with me today.  I also worry that You will give Your love to another and remove Your favor from me.  When I worry like this, I then become fearful and my heart breaks.

“I am a gentile.  I am old.  I have a history, a long history.  The enemy bends my ear and I then grieve.  I am so sorry that I do this, Lord.”  I dropped to my knees and bowed my head.  “Oh Lord, please don’t remove Your favor.  Even though I can do nothing to deserve Your favor, I just couldn’t live anymore without it.  I am scared.”

Jesus:  Reaching down to help me back to my feet.  “Rise, Erin.  I made a promise to you unconditionally that I would bless you, build a house for you, bless your children and expand your ministry.  I have not, nor do I plan on, revoking this.  I did not call you in ‘your perfection’.  I called you when you were at your lowest point.

“While I know that there are times when you are greatly discouraged and doubt your place, it is there that I found you.  Erin, I find you worthy of all that I have promised you.  When My appointed ‘time and times’ arrives, you will be overjoyed.  When this arrives, your doubts will be far removed from you.”

Me:  “Oh Lord, I will stand by the window and watch for You.  I will never stop waiting and watching for You.  To be Your Bride would be the greatest of honors.”

Jesus:  Laughing.  “You are My beloved!  Erin, I love you.”

Me:  “I love you too!”

Dream over…

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