The first night of Hebraic Year 5780 I had a very surreal dream that I knew was from the Lord. I have been praying over it and seeking Him as to the meaning, and whether it pertained only to me, or was also for others. The dream had four distinct segments about moving forward. I believe the Lord is giving keys of wisdom for wayfinding in this Kingdom era.
The first part of the dream was black and white. I was on a mountain, crouching against bare boulders. I was not aware of how high I was until airplanes began flying next to me. They were solid gray and looked like fighter planes. They kept coming closer, one after another, until they were nearly brushing me. The noise and wind from the planes was intense. I realized I was holding a baby, and it seemed the planes were trying to attack us. I was aware that it was a situation where I could go into fear, but I was not afraid; I knew I was protected. I looked for the way of escape. I turned and faced what seemed to be a wall of boulders.
As I looked closely, I saw a weather-beaten door. It was almost like an optical illusion of a small shed blending into the boulders. The wood was as gray and textured as the rocks; a person not looking for a way of escape would have missed it. I opened the door and saw a dark stairway descending to a basement. The walls were earthen and the steps were worn and unpainted. I descended down the stairs to another door.
I opened the door to a brightly illuminated room furnished with only a sink and toilet. Everything was pure white except for one area. There was a rectangular frame of white wood encompassing the most beautiful shade of azure blue I have ever seen. It was very surreal; it seemed to be a window in the floor. I could feel it drawing me with a temptation to jump in and swim into another realm. My senses were very alert. I looked closer and saw that it was actually filled with a very thick, gel-like substance that could be a toxic chemical. I discerned it was an illusion of beauty meant to intrigue and lead into danger. I felt strongly protective of the baby I was holding. I turned and saw an open wall. As I walked through, I saw paving stones that seemed to be floating in space. Again, I had no fear, and I took a step forward.
I was immediately in a house that had many rooms. The colors in the rooms were subdued earth tones, and the lighting was dim and shadowy. Each room was filled with people that I knew from ministries I had been involved with in recent years. They were all engaged in quiet conversation and minimal activity. These were people I could relate to and had ministered with, but none of these relationships were intimate or deep. I felt a need to change my clothes, but every room was full. I felt I did not belong there and knew it was time to move on.
Immediately I was in another location, and no longer carrying the baby. I was outdoors, on a sidewalk; it was dusk but the colors were vibrant and there was a palpable excitement in the air. I was very animated and engaged with others in this setting, although I did not know any of them. I was standing next to a bicycle that seemed to be mine. I wondered why it was there and how I would get it home, as there would have to be a vehicle large enough to carry it. I thought about riding it home, but knew it was too far and not what was supposed to happen. I was certain that all would be made clear when necessary. I woke up.
PART ONE – THERE IS A WAR AGAINST YOUR DESTINY; FAITH IS NECESSARY TO ADVANCE
I nearly always dream in color. Whenever I dream in black and white, it is a representation of very clear opposites – in this case, faith versus fear. The baby represents what we have birthed, or are carrying to be birthed, for the Kingdom. All that God has conceived in you, those things ordained before the world was formed (Eph. 2:10), that are to be brought forth! Guard what you are carrying at all cost!
There will be enemy attacks. There is a war over our destiny; we will encounter many obstacles as we progress. We are being trained to trust God and walk in faith that He is with us always. Know that you are protected (Ps. 91), and no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper (Is. 54:17)! I heard by Holy Spirit, “Trust Me in the war and you will see the door. Know that I am always near; do not be tempted to react in fear. In faith the way of escape becomes clear.”
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (1 Cor. 10:13 NKJV)
PART TWO – PURITY IS REQUIRED FOR CLEAR AND ACCURATE DISCERNMENT
Every place I lived as a child had an earthen basement. They were dark, cold and fearful places that were home to spiders, rats and snakes. What I sense by Holy Spirit is that the earthen stairway represents places of darkness in us – known or hidden – strongholds keeping us captive. The Lord desires to bring His light for deliverance, purification and healing, so that we can be pure carriers of His glory. I heard, “You can descend into darkness when you know I am with you (Ps. 97:1-2). Trust Me, I am leading you.”
“And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.” (Deut. 31:8 KJV)
White symbolizes purity; the the sink and toilet represent washing, cleansing and elimination of all that is filthy and harmful. We must protect the purity of what we are carrying, the holiness of what God has birthed and desires to bring to full maturity.
The alluring window represents the desire for spiritual encounters outside of Christ alone. He will take us on spiritual journeys, but to seek the experience outside of Him is going through another door. Holy Spirit will take us through the process of purification so that we can accurately discern between the true and the false.
I heard Him say, “I am grieved that many of my children are being led astray by what the enemy brings their way. His disguises are many, enticing flesh and soul; selflessness and purity he will never extol; destruction and death his ultimate goal. It will seem you are descending as I show you the darkness in your soul; let My healing cleanse you and I will make you whole. Purity of heart is what I require; let My refining fire purify your heart’s desire. Trust Me in the dark; your way will be made light. You will receive by My Spirit purity of sight.”
“O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge– by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.” (1 Tim. 6:20-21 NKJV)
“Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” (2 Cor. 11:1-3 KJV)
PART THREE – MOVE THROUGH THE ROOMS OF THE FAMILIAR; THEY ARE ALREADY FULL
In this segment, there was a stark difference in color and tone from the previous section. I sensed this was a representation of not being rightly aligned – there was no life, and all was dull and subdued. When we settle for the familiar, there is no growth! The fall colors represent things that are dying off; this was a place of death and decay! Feeling a need to change my clothes symbolizes that it is time to put on the new mantle and go forward.
As I sought the Lord for further understanding, I heard Him say, “I have fashioned you for a perfect fit; move forward. You will be fitly joined, in alignment for furtherance of the Kingdom. Some are in position and bringing forth fruit, but there are many unsettled and searching, hungering for more, yet fearful as they do not see what is in store. I say, “I am the Door; follow Me. I am calling you forth into the new. Much will be entrusted to you as you continue looking to Me, for I am faithful and true. Your separation is part of the preparation.”
“By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.” (Heb. 11:8 KJV)
PART FOUR – IN THE UNKNOWN YOU WILL FIND YOUR OWN; MY PRESENCE IS ALL YOU NEED
Upon awakening, I immediately heard, “You have to leave the bicycle behind.” I knew that the bicycle represented the past way of doing things. Many years ago, when I was proud of being self-reliant, I often rode my bicycle to work. Transportation also represents ministry. I believe that this is saying that we can no longer rely any longer on the past ways of doing things.
In the dream, I came fully alive with people on the journey of moving forward into the unknown, not those staying in the familiar place. The Lord is speaking to the courageous ones who will move into the unknown by His leading, willing to leave behind familiar ways of doing things and relying on moment-to-moment wisdom by the Holy Spirit. We haven’t been this way before, and the old ways can’t get us to the destination.
It was dusk. Biblically, the new day begins at dusk. The sense of being fully engaged and exuberantly joyful in this section confirms for me that this represents the new day – walking in newness of life; perfectly aligned, fitted and moving in fullness of faith. There is freedom in this place to release all that God has put within us. I believe that the baby not being in this segment of the dream reveals that what was birthed by the Spirit of God is now mature and complete.
I found it significant that I didn’t speak in any part of the dream until the last section, where everyone was full of life and interacting with one another. You will know when you are rightly fitted, for there will be vibrancy of life – quickening from proper connections. There is a certainty of alignment and timing that brings freedom of expression. The Body of Christ is voice activated! Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God! (Rom. 10:17) When the Spirit of God says, “Now speak,” and we obey, others will be activated into their purpose!
As I sought the Lord for His heart and mind, I heard, “Moment by moment, abide in Me, from My presence do not flee. All will come forth as meant to be. I have ordained for you to be free – free from fears, doubts and worries of life; those things that cause you trouble and strife. Lay hold of Me, and of My peace; turn fully to Me and release every care upon your heart. A new measure of grace I will impart. You do not need to know when or how. Position your heart; choose to bow, and you see My resources called forth now.
I am bringing you into life so pure, your discernment will be certain and sure. I will reveal what heretofore was hidden; not necessary to see until you were bidden. Now move forward, walk into the new; I AM the way in which to come through. In the moment is where I am found, here I will be your solid ground. In Me alone your true voice is found; speak from Me and life will abound. Will you walk through the door into the unknown, entrusting your life to Me alone? Will you walk in My ways, let me order your days, letting Me receive all honor and praise? Will you step away from your dreams and plans, eyes on Me, no backward glance? Move with Me into the new. It will feel unfamiliar, yet true; your calling and destiny will unfold unto you.”
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” (Jn. 10:27 KJV)
December 6, 2019