Dream 598 – Mysteries Surrounding the Resurrection
Received on Sunday, April 17, 2022
Thank You for another day! Thank You for Your great care and love. Thank You for Your tests and trials in us as, without these, we are unable to be crucified of our flesh and removed of the tumors of self. Thank You for the empty tomb meant to contain Your body. Our bodies are also like the vessel of the tomb. The self must be removed so You can live through us. Death was not able to keep you.
Just now, and as I was writing, behind my head, on the open window, a small, very noisy bird was singing. It is a beautiful morning here after a great rainstorm last night. I dismantled all of my pillows, moved my journal and turned to look outside. Right there on a branch just a few feet from my window was the King Bird. He was gone all this time and I thought at the first sighting a week ago that he decided not to return.
I then saw a very large Fish Crow eating a dead bird and I was worried that this was our King Bird. However, he was here this morning. As I watched, two more King Birds came. There were now three King Birds altogether. This is a great miracle for today, Easter Sunday. Praise You, Father, for bringing me gifts such as these. This is such a blessing and I can’t thank You enough.
Supernatural Occurrence: Oh yes… we also had a spring shower over us on Friday, April 15, 2022. Here is the catch though… there was not a single cloud in sight. Not one! We later looked it up and found out that rain without clouds is impossible. This means it had to be supernatural. Thank You, Father, for this wonderful sign. I had a disturbing dream last night…
Sub-Dream 1 “A found friend and a missing wallet” begins…
I was taking my stepdaughter to an airport terminal mall. I had a cross-body purse that held my wallet. When we arrived at the airport, her friend was waiting for her. I told her we would meet at the car at a certain time and she agreed. I was then walking down a wide airport hallway. The sign in front of me said ‘Terminal C’.
I then saw a group of people I knew walk right past me. Not one of them recognized me. They were very wealthy and were traveling somewhere. Just then, I realized I had just brushed past my college roommate of three years, Joan (not her real name)…
Me: “Joan, is that you?”
Joan: “Erin? Wow, I didn’t recognize you.”
While she then hugged me, I could tell that she wasn’t happy to see me. I recognized some of her family and friends. They remembered me from my sad life stories. I could see a pity in their reactions that disturbed me.
Joan then revealed to me that she had terminal cancer. She took off a wig and revealed the lack of hair and the scars from surgery. I looked up at the place we were standing. We were at a crossroads where the various terminals branched off. There were three terminal branch offs – Terminals B, C and D.
Me: “May I pray for you?”
While she nodded yes, the people she was with acted irritated and as if all options had already been exhausted, including further prayer. I prayed anyway. They all said they had to leave. I said goodbye and they never once asked about me. I left the terminal to the short-term parking lot I was parked at.
I suddenly realized that I was carrying a bag with a hole in it. I turned back as I thought that my wallet was missing. It was now dark. Some lights showed what looked like an open billfold wallet in the grass by the curb. I recognized it as an old wallet I had years ago. It was stripped of all of its contents. It looked brand new, which also was odd. I then wondered if this was even mine.
I didn’t remember leaving my purse anywhere. It must have been when I prayed over Joan. It was a helpless feeling, but I knew God would make it right. It also hit me that the Lord decided not to heal Joan of her cancer. This amplified my helpless feeling. Still, I knew not to worry as God was and is fully in control of all things.
Sub-Dream 1 over…
In prayers this morning, the Lord led me to three different passages in the Bible…
- Psalm 105:17-19
- Mark 14:51-52
- Matthew 27:51-53
There are no accidents with Jesus and His Word. We recently watched the story of Joseph. It was part of the Bible Series of movies and was actually well done. I had always thought that what had happened to Joseph seemed grossly unfair. He was sold as a slave by his own brothers. Then as a slave, he was falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife. He was then imprisoned for a ridiculous period of time and forgotten about.
Then, one day, he was suddenly freed. However, he was not just a little free. He was lifted up and vindicated, now second only to the Pharoah. The Lord fulfilled the prophecy in his dream that he had as a teenager that he would be lifted up before his family. Psalm 105:17-19 (NLT) reads as follows…
“17 Then he sent someone to Egypt ahead of them – Joseph, who was sold as a slave. 18 They bruised his feet with fetters and placed his neck in an iron collar. 19 Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character.”
In his youth, Joseph wasn’t ready. He used a lot of ‘I’s’ in his speech. God then placed him in the long fiery furnace of affliction until the Lord was ready to fulfill His purposes through Joseph. It was a painful and brutal process. God seemed silent to him at times. The prospect of God’s promises seemed hopelessly remote. I read that, from the last time his brothers saw Joseph until they reunited, was 22 years!
Father, You have granted me dreams that have yet to be fulfilled. Over the years, You have allowed great trials and testing, along with long periods of no justice. There are also many periods of not hearing from You at all. You explained to me years ago that, when You remain silent, it is because I must revisit the last dream revelation You gave me. It was all meant for instructional purposes.
When I didn’t hear from You during such a desert period, it was because something in me needed changing. I would then review my actions over a block of time. I would also review my reactions to disappointments. I would then review my pro-action in response.
Worldly meaning of pro-action: Action that initiates change as opposed to reaction to events. Acting in advance to deal with expected difficulties to come.
Spiritual meaning of pro-action: Prayer and surrender of self. Die to self. Less of me, I, my, mine, etc. More of Him = King Jesus.
The Lord showed me the contrast of how Joseph went from boasting as a foolish youth, elevating himself above all of his brothers and his father’s house, to interpreting Pharoah’s dreams and his subsequent release…
- Genesis 37:6: Joseph gives no credit for his dream to God.
- Genesis 40:14-15: Joseph interprets the cupbearer and the baker’s dreams while in prison. He speaks of himself seven times.
- Genesis 41:16: Joseph gives God all of the glory for Pharoah’s dream interpretation.
So today this was a great resurrection story for us as Jesus’ Bride, His Vessels. The dream I had represented an old friend I had at a time in my life that I was the strongest physically. I was at the top of my golf game. I had many offers for my future and it looked incredible. Still, I didn’t have Jesus in my heart. I was 100% reliant on myself for my success. I was broken and my wallet was empty. I was poor in spirit.
The way I was going was terminal. My friend went on to have great recognition in golf instructional videos. She was on television and even in a ‘men’s magazine’. She achieved all that I had dreamt of in college. I have not had contact with her for over 17 years, but will occasionally see her mentioned. It always makes me smile and I am happy for her.
She was a reminder that I wasn’t good enough in this world apart from You. All I could do for my friend in this dream was to pray for her. Her faith and the faith of those around her were not there. To testify to her was even hopeless, so we embraced and parted ways. The terminals were B, C and D = Before Christ there is the devil. In my dream, I left the terminal condition I was in.
The next Scripture the Lord gave me was one I never once ever noticed. This Scripture had remained hidden in plain sight to me. This revolved around the garden at the time of Jesus’ arrest…
Mark 14:51-52: “51 One young man following behind was clothed only in a long linen shirt. When the mob tried to grab him, 52 he slipped out of his shirt and ran away naked.”
The linen cloth the young man had on was called a sindon. It is a cloth used for clothing or for burial. The same term was used to describe Jesus’ burial cloth. Later on, in Mark 16:5, Mary witnessed a young man wearing a white sindon at the open tomb. It seemed fitting that Jesus was arrested in the garden and the same correlation was there as when Adam and Eve were tested in the Garden of Eden.
Me: “Father, You are wise beyond us. How can we know anything without You taking us on a journey of discovery with You? Who was this young man and why was he there? I have never heard a sermon on this.”
Jesus: “Erin, come up!”
He once again spoke to me while I sat in my devotional chair. His Voice was very clear.
Jesus: “I am here, Erin. I am with you. You have discovered a hidden in plain sight treasure of great significance. Remember why I came. Do you remember?”
Me: “To save the world from spiritual death and from sin.”
Jesus: “This is correct. The Garden of Eden was paradise. It was beautiful and free from sin. Adam and Eve were warned not to eat the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. This tree was next to the Tree of Life. Prior to their temptation by the serpent when they were naked, they felt no shame. However, once they partook of the fruit, they realized their sinful heart condition. Their eyes were opened.
“They then tried to cover their nakedness before God. Because of their sins, they were cast out of the Garden. This was so they would not eat of the Tree of Life, thus avoiding making their sinful state eternal. Garments were made for them of animal skins by God as leaves wouldn’t cover their nakedness. Then there is the Garden of Gethsemane. This means the place of the oil press. I told you about this earlier on.
“I warned those who were with Me three times to stay watching for the hour was late. Even so, they had no understanding of the true meaning of My Words. Yes, even signs occurred that were hidden. The young man was barely clothed and left behind his covering when he ran away in nakedness. Now you are wondering if this is the same young man in long white linen who was there at the tomb as a witness to My Resurrection.”
Me: “Yes. I had always thought it was an angel, but it was a young man.”
Jesus: “What did the young man say?”
Me: “Well, the two women, both named Mary, were going to the tomb. To be on the safe side, I will quote Scripture here…
Mark 16:4-7: “4 But as they arrived, they looked up and saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled aside. 5 When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a white robe sitting on the right side. The women were shocked, 6 but the angel said, “Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Look, this is where they laid his body. 7 Now go and tell his disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you before he died.”
“But, Lord, in the other Gospels, there are differing accounts of what the women saw. Well, at least it seems different.”
Jesus: “There are no accidents, Erin. Perhaps the young man was naked and dead to sin and he turned away from his shame and he was changed. He was one way and then he is now a completely different way. He was used as a messenger to witness to the Great Miracle… the miracle that I have risen. Now, were there two different young men ‘at work’ here? While this is a mystery to some, it is not to Me.”
Me: “I think that the young man… or young men… is, or are, like we are, Lord. Once we were naked in the oil press and ashamed. However, we will soon be wearing white garments and testifying. We will be Transformed and will be young again.”
Jesus: “Okay, then what of the other Word you found?”
Me: “Yes, Scriptures from Matthew…
Matthew 27:52-53: “52 and tombs opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead. 53 They left the cemetery after Jesus’ resurrection, went into the holy city of Jerusalem, and appeared to many people.”
Jesus: “Ah yes, the tombs opening and the righteous raised up from their slumbering in the graves. These were like first fruits. This is a pesky miracle for many. While this is not a problem for God, it is a problem for the adversary. Death could not hold Me. The enemy has no power over death. This is a great problem for the enemy. Now, there is one item you did not observe. Where the tomb was located… in a garden.”
Me: “I searched and found this from the Gospel of John…
John 19:41-42: “41 The place of crucifixion was near a garden, where there was a new tomb, never used before. 42 And so, because it was the day of preparation for the Jewish Passover and since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.”
“So, here is the Garden again!”
Jesus: “Yes, but different. Now, I want to discuss something with you that is very important. Erin, I called you, you did not call Me. I prepared you and made you ready for My purposes. You worry about many things. You say ‘If I anger God, He will stop’ or ‘He has not given me a dream in a while, perhaps I am out of His favor’. Please stop this. Of the residue that still needs to be cleaned and swept away, this is what remains… your fear of Me.”
Me: “I am sorry, Lord. However, I have seen what happens to those who are against You. I am afraid of falling away from Your favor.”
Jesus: “Erin, you write down even this. Why? It is because there are some who need to hear this. Remember that the very heart of faith is surrender. You have given your life and ambitions over to Me. Many can speak with faith words, but how many would pour out with the pen of a scribe. There is faith in the ink you use to scribe by surrendering to My messages on paper, the tablet of your heart.
“Erin, this is good. Yes, there are many who are learned scholars of My Word. Many say ‘Oh no, she doesn’t understand this or that.” They then insert things the average person cannot even pronounce. Despite the scholars that could one day rage against you, you continue to share your dreams. Do not doubt and do not be afraid. Erin, I am with you.”
Me: “Lord, please don’t wait too long.”
Jesus: “Erin, I will do all I have promised to at the appointed time.”
Me: “When You say appointed time, this means a festival or feast, right?”
Jesus: “I know you are searching for answers as you watch on My walls. However, think of this to understand the times you are now in. What had to occur before this time? If then all these things, all of them have taken place, then it is good to be on heightened alert. This is wise as the Groom comes for a Bride who searches for Him. Now, there are many different times that are written to measure this time…
- Weeks of days
- Weeks of weeks
- Weeks of months
- The seventh month
- Week of Feast
- Weeks of years
- The seventh year is a rest year or Sabbath
- Third day
- Then there are the watches of the night
- And even the 11th hour or final hour
“It is therefore difficult to know even though you know by the signs in the sky and even those signs around you.”
Me: “Israel became a nation on May 14, 1948. This was almost 74 years ago. This was also just a couple of days over 27,000 days ago. My husband pointed out that 27,000 = 30 x 30 x 30. This seems like a huge sign.”
Jesus: “Yes, this is. Erin, press into Me more and do not worry. There is a great plan in place and it is good. The reason I gave you this today is for you to understand that, with God, there is a pattern, a way which is precise, for the fulfillment of the prophecies and the order they must come to pass. Watch this and use them as a gauge. This is good.
“In the meantime, lift your chin. I will continue to provide for you in all things. Do not be afraid. I have risen. While I have ascended, I am also still here with you. I am here. Come to Me when you are weary and I will give you rest. I am here. I love you.”
Me: “I love You, Lord.”
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