When I woke up on 2/25/2017 I recall it seemed as though a scrambled set of events had taken place in a dream.
I knew I wanted to know if the dreams I had were from the Lord. I began to pray.
I realized right away that confusion is not from God. I persevered in prayer and started to write what I remembered about the dreams. There were two sections to the dream. The prayer was effective. God showed me that the confusion was sent by the devil. When I focused on wanting to hear what message the Lord would give me as I prayed that he would give me an interpretation for the dreams everything started to look clear to me. The eyes of my understanding woke up.
In the first portion of the dream I saw us in a place where we were supposed to travel away leaving where we used to live. I came to realize that place represented a holding place. It seemed as though it was actually a place that included thoughts from my past. I believe God wants us to receive healing about things of the past so we can move forward.
The things that once happened to us are to be put behind us as we press on toward the high call of God. The past lessons can be remembered to help us move forward but we are not supposed to stay where we were.
When I tried to travel away the process was S L O W. I was slow about moving away and it seemed as though I would be
going in a circle. I know that is not a good thing to do. You just end up right where you started.
When I tried to leave the spot where I had been I was feeling ill and I was moving so slow. My progress was unbelievable.
I could barely walk. Another day passed after I began to pray about this dream. I now believe that the illness I felt in the dream was how sick we can be if we keep trying to live in the past. Living in the past pulls at us in a horrible way. Living like that can keep us from being healthy and whole.
I left my keys by the road thinking if I had to go back around that way again I’d just pick up the keys
on the second time around so I wouldn’t have to walk or try to run. I realized walking was not going to get me where I wanted to go swiftly enough to help me escape those old surroundings. I wanted to move on but it seemed clear to me that a cleansing and healing would be needed before I went any further or I’d just go around to places I had been before.
I went back in the home where we were apparently visiting. Hmmm visiting reminds me that this old earth is not our home. We are just visitors for a while. While we are here we sure do want to enjoy the visit as much as possible.
Inside that home (the place that was not our own home) we saw that there were some men standing by that were waiting on us to check us out. Those men acted like supervisors. We were not uncomfortable but we did want to keep them from seeing us when we changed our clothing or showered.
Our natural sense of being modest was clear.
We did everything we could to keep ourselves clean and to be chaste. The men respected us but it was clear that IF we had done anything to expose ourselves they would naturally see us.
We did not raise ourselves up in a place where it would be even easier for our unclothed bodies to be exposed. We had to take the old clothes off so we could take showers. I recall looking up to a small platform that was raised from the ground. It had a bar as a rail to help keep people from falling. I wondered if a shower curtain of some sort could be placed around us if we went up on the platform. It became very clear to me that it was not wise or simple to go up there.
I looked at my youngest daughter telling her I had left those truck keys outside on the road. I had placed the keys at the edge of the road. I knew they would be out of the way of common traffic and I could find them again. I explained that I had been too tired to travel alone and the trip was too wearisome.
It was useless to leave at that time if we were going to simply go around the block to return to the same spot where we started.
I knew those keys needed to be restored before they were picked up by someone else. I recall thinking that surely
I would receive the keys back and the next time we’d probably just start out by using the truck instead of walking.
If you don’t have strength to run on the trip then you better go ahead and drive if you have the things you need to drive.
It seems to me that this message was possibly given to remind us there is a time to move forward away from all the past way of living.
We should always move away from anything that hinders us from being where God wants you to be.
Living a life being chaste and clean is vital for the Christian woman, too. I also think the cleansing was needed before we were able to move away from the past.
We are not supposed to keep going around in circles doing the same old things without changing.
A person that will not change or conform to obeying the Lord is walking in disobedience to God.
The keys were most probably symbolic of provision to move away faster out of need.
Some times the devil pushes people to move fast out of fear but
that is not always the reason when someone moves swiftly.
God has told people to leave in haste before and he can do that again.
When God makes a way for you to move and tells you it is time to go then you will receive the keys for how to accomplish the task.
Be ready to go when he says it is time to go. He will make a way and he will provide you with everything you need when it is time to go.
You will be moving far away from the things of the past. You won’t have to go around in circles or leave empty handed.
The new path you are to take will be the right path.
There will be no more going around in circles or being as if you are so ill you can barely walk if you take time to be cleansed. The Christian woman is to recall she should not raise herself up above men and she should remain chaste.
The reminder to be chaste is vital. Women who walk with God are called to be different than the other women in this old world today.
This place is not our home.
We should be cleaned up (made right with God asking him to cleanse us and set us free from the sins of the past and changing our way of living if the Lord has shown us in His Word that there are things we need to change) and we need to protect ourselves from letting men see us act or do anything that provokes a man to see or think things that they should not be seeing or thinking.
A God fearing woman will not use the ways of the world to entice a man to want her.
I recall that there were decent men that naturally loved it when they could see that a woman would not reveal herself to them in a way that is wrong.
She did not lift herself up above the man in any way either. She knew that it was clearly wrong to lift herself up above the man.
I read this and recall the blessing of those keys being there on the road waiting to be picked up when it is time to move forward. I feel sure that even though I was once concerned that the keys could possibly be taken by someone else surely God will see to it that the keys are provided when they are needed.
- // Next portion of the dream showed two men.
These men reminded me of tv personalities but they were not identified in the dream. The fact that they reminded me of actors makes me think about the fact that many people idolize actors. It is definitely not good for a woman to make a man her idol.
The two men in this dream showed interest in me as a possible mate.
I had not been searching for a mate. The matter is in prayer. One of the men had the type of personality shown in tv shows where he always seems to show kindness but he steps back and lets other men step in when a woman is involved. He felt inferior in some ways to the other man. The other man was famous and wealthy. The one man falsely thought that he would not be able to stack up against the man that was famous.
They both eventually approached me at the same time.
Many things were going on. I could see some of the things they said to one another even though they did not know I could hear and see them. I was given keen discernment but I did not know either one of them very well. I was watching and learning all I could since they talked about me.
The wealthy & famous man wanted an opportunity to date me. He planned on being very respectful. The other man wanted a chance to date me, too. The famous man had people all around him. He had people to take care of all his desires.
The man who did not have a lot of confidence wanted to try to ask me for a date before the wealthy man asked but he failed to do that. They worked together with a goal to ask if I would date the wealthy man. I watched them and did not know for sure how long it would take them to approach me in a kind and cautious manner. For a short while I did think it may be nice to get to know one of them.
Details, too many details, were being shown to me . A time came when the wealthy man approached me giving me a basket of food. All kinds of food were presented to me. I could tell the other man was disappointed that he had not come to me first. I think about his behavior now and ponder on the fact that a woman does not really want a man that won’t step up to the plate and be one who is motivated. In the dream I had not come to that conclusion yet. I was waiting to see what would happen. I wanted to see how serious the men were about capturing my attention.
The wealthy man was disappointed (or so it seemed at a later time) that I looked at the second man, too.
It was as if he wanted all eyes on him. He was used to getting all the attention he wanted.
I recall telling them both that I wanted to see what ingredients they put in that food.
I wanted to know what the food was made of. I also wanted to know what the men were made of. I wanted to see the ingredients that they would give to someone. Did they care what they dished out? Were they concerned about how a person can be affected by the contents of the food they were sharing? It would tell me what type of person they were if I knew exactly what they would give away.
It was real to me. I knew that it was right and good for me to discover who they were and what they were made of, too. I could not date either one of them without knowing them.
Unfortunately they did not seem as though they were willing to wait for me to discover what they were made of.
I held the basket of food in front of me telling them I’d check it all out. They looked so disappointed.
I was disappointed, too. I woke up thinking I realize it is sad when people are not able to marry and connect with a partner right away but I also realize the importance of waiting on the Lord and making sure anyone you date as a possible mate is a person that is sold out for the Lord.
It does not matter how charming they are ( like the quiet man in the dream) or how much money and fame the person has
(that was the wealthy man in the dream) if they are not made of good stuff the match is not made in heaven.
I felt as though this portion of the dream can be used to remind women how important it is to get to know a man well before she would date a man when considering marriage. Every true Christian knows that believers are supposed to be with believers. Many believers are finding out nowadays that there are people who only pretend to care about the things of God. You really do need to find out what they are made of.
When I reviewed these notes on the morning of 2/27/2017 I realized that there is another message in the second portion of the dream.
Since pastors are supposed to feed the sheep I thought about how important it is to choose a good pastor.
Find out what the pastor is made of before you submit yourself to his leadership.
If they don’t dish out good food you don’t want to be eating what they dish out.
Any pastor that shares fables instead of the truth is one that should be avoided.
A mean spirited dominating and controlling man should be avoided, as well. A good pastor needs to have self-control.
A man that wants all the attention on him instead of on the Lord is not a good pastor.
A man that won’t step up to the plate with confidence has some problems, too.
Look for a pastor that is made of good things. You will know people by the fruit they bear.
We will have to pray and trust God to help us find good pastors.
1 Timothy 2 King James Version (KJV)
2 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
////////// A woman should not raise herself up above a man.