Received on July 20th, 2001 - 4:30AM Last Updated: July 14th, 2004 - 5:53PM
The following dream, although was God speaking to me about certain things I've been seeking Him about, holds a great truth for each one of us children of the Father. It came early this morning.
I was being held captive by a group of men. It seemed as though they were holding me for questioning about some crime that had been committed. They had me handcuffed and sitting on a chair, while they were talking. I knew I was innocent, but that didn't change the fact that it would take days, perhaps weeks, or even longer, for them to go through all the appropriate steps of their investigation and prosecution, etc. I could simply not wait that long and had to leave, but I knew that my leaving would raise great suspicion in them, even if I were truly innocent.
After noticing that the handcuffs weren't really locked, I asked one of them if I could go to the bathroom. They relented and I went off. Inside the restroom, I very easily pulled off the handcuffs and stuffed them into the trenchcoat I was wearing. I stuck my hands in my pockets, hoping they wouldn't notice the cuffs were off, and thinking I could put them back on in case they looked, so they would think nothing had changed and wouldn't go suspicious. As I walked back to where I had been held, I decided to make a break for it. I turned and went to the long walkway along a pier, and it being late at night and cold, I pulled my cap down around my ears, hoping to disguise who I was.
But, as I continued to walk quickly, one of the soldiers recognized me and said, "there's our man!!" They began to run after me, and I began to run. Along the way I had to occasionally fight a few of them off, with this small, machete-type blade I was suddenly carrying.
I finally reached a clearing, and it was now morning, shortly after dawn! Instead of the previous buildings, I was now in a field, surrounded by trees, water and wildlife. It was beautiful! But I knew that they were still after me. As I walked around, asking God what I should do, I noticed a small mound on the ground. It was a circle of raised dirt surrounded by rocks. For some reason, I immediately knew it was an altar to Yahweh someone else had built and left. I was reminded of the scriptures that mentioned Abraham and his son making such altars. Immediately I ran into the middle of the altar, threw up my hands, and began to call on the Name of Yahweh. I said, "O Yahweh, save me! Help me, Yahweh! I call upon Your Name, Lord Yahweh!"
Immediately I noticed to my right a large building, right on a lake's edge. I ran down to the area, and noticed how I was behind what seemed to be a mansion, with a beautifully manicured garden and foliage, even right up to where it met the lake. I also noted a woman sitting at the center of the backyard of this mansion, right on the edge of the lake. She seemed to be the owner of the building. I carefully stepped along the stones lining the lake-edge until I got to where she was. At that, she had vanished. But in her place were beautiful delicacies floating in the water. They were edible and tasted delicious! As I ate of them, I noticed other people had found this place as well, and they were joining me in this great gift of being in a place where they weren't being chased, and were free to enjoy themselves to their hearts' content! Clearly, someone had built this place for this purpose, and was directing people there as well! I then awoke.
Praise the Lord of heaven! Such grace and love flows from the Father of all spirits, and how I desire to share it with you. This dream holds such spiritual revelation from our God, and applies what He has already spoken in the Bible to us in the here-and-now. Let me give you my interpretation, as you continue to read and pray.
The first part represented something I have been studying—a subject in the Bible. Reading many different people's opinions has brought lots of possibilities, but at the same time, confusion. In some aspects, it can bring bondage if the wrong teaching is embraced. It may be something different for you, something that has latched on to you, putting you in handcuffs. Those handcuffs, if we are already born-again children of the Most High, have no real power or authority over us. They are loosed for eternity, but we must willingly take them off! The people interrogating us don't care how long they have to take, so long as they get their man. But, what you and I already know is, we are innocent! We know we are! There is no time to become involved in investigations and trials, because we have already died with Christ! The Law cannot condemn us again, because we have died to it! We must assert ourselves to these prosecutors (most often evil spirits, but also including sinful and immature people) and free ourselves from their dominion.
If these persons notice our escape from their wrongful grasp, we must not give in to them again, and be brought back into bondage. We must run free in the grace of JesusChrist! Often this will include doing warfare along our flight to freedom, using the sword of the Spirit that has been granted to us in the HolySpirit! We must wield this sword by praying in the Spirit as the Bible shows us, and they will not be able to lay hold of us again!
Finally, after much running and perseverance (it may seem like a whole "night" as in the dream), we will come into the Promised Land. This is a Land of beauty. We must journey all the way into the Land, to the place of safety from the enemy. We must put ourselves upon His altar, and He will surely deliver us and show us what His plan really is (Romans Chapter 12)! We do this by calling upon the Name of Yahweh (Joel 2:32)(Romans 10:13)! When we call on Yahweh's Name for deliverance, He will answer by His very Name's power (Psalms 20:7)(Psalms 99:6)(Psalms 116:4)(Psalms 124:8)(Proverbs 18:10)!
52They have chased me sore like a bird, those who are my enemies without cause. 53They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and have cast a stone on me. 54Waters flowed over my head; I said, I am cut off. 55I called on your name, Yahweh, out of the lowest dungeon. 56You heard my voice; don't hide your ear at my breathing, at my cry. 57You drew near in the day that I called on you; you said, Don't be afraid. 58Lord, you have pleaded the causes of my soul; you have redeemed my life. (Lamentations 3:52-58)
His deliverance brings us to a great House! The House of Wisdom! She calls all those who would listen, and those who follow her will find peace (Proverbs 1:20-33). Once there, we are greeted with the fruit of true wisdom—joy, peace and happiness. True wisdom is delighting oneself in Yahweh and its reward is Him giving us the desires of our heart (Psalms 37:4). This has been His intention from the beginning of humankind—to fellowship with man and to give Him pleasure in the company of other people (Genesis Chapter 2).
If we only knew the delicacies our Father has waiting for us at His House, we would soon do what He says and return. Now that you see that the handcuffs are truly loosed, in Christ, I beg you to take them off. Run from your captors unto the freedom that is yours in ChristJesus! Do not become captured by them again, but fight them by praying in the Spirit off as they attempt to entangle you once again. Run, the whole night if necessary, until you reach the Land of Beauty, lit by the light of morning, filled with the peace of God. Call upon the Name of Yahweh, placing yourself on His altar as a living sacrifice, and hear the call of Wisdom. Go to her house and be greeted with the bounty of your Father in heaven. He loves you and is waiting. Walk the path He has laid for you and know the joy of coming home!
As you read this site, you will hopefully come to know Yahweh more fully.
But all of this continuing knowledge is useless unless and until you come into union with Him. I use the word union because it is truly a marriage. It is that deep connection we all seek, for which we most often look in other people. However, the truth is that our hearts will only be fulfilled when we enter that union in fullness with the One Who made us.
This is the grace of God, that He has not stayed distant for us only to worship as Creator. But He has come unto us, even become one of us—in His Son, ChristJesus—in order to share an intimate union with us. He desires such closeness that it truly will envelope our entire life, transforming us into something new and wonderful.
You may have already entered this union with Him and only seek to know Him better through reading here. But if you have not, as you do read, let this Gospel sink into your heart as you read it now.
God loves you, and has cast your sins into the sea. He has sent His only Son as the Savior of the world—that includes you.
That Son, JesusChrist, was born as a man through a virgin who had given her life to Yahweh; He lived without sin, reflected the glory of His Father, God, in all His words and deeds, and was persecuted even unto death because of it.
His death upon a cross was the powerful explosion that separated you from your life of death. It remains for you, now, to enter into that death with Him. As you die to the one you are now, a person separated from God from your many sins, you will be born anew, with a nature predisposed to live rightly. This gift is free to you, with nothing you can do to earn it. It is the mercy of God to offer it to you, as He loves you so much! All you must do is receive it by trusting Him to have delivered you. Simply place your life in His hands and embrace the freedom that came through that death on the cross.
The Gospel is that Jesus did not remain dead, but rose again on the third day after His crucifixion! Death could not hold Him, as He was without sin. And so death will not be able to hold you, as you identify with Him fully through your trust in Him. Let go of yourself and confess Him as Lord of your life. The power of His death and resurrection will work in you all that your Creator has destined for you. You will truly enter a new life and experience that intimate union you have been seeking all of your life.
So ponder these words as you read here of this great God—Yahweh—and all that He has revealed to His creation. Let His Spirit testify to your heart that these words are true, that God is Love, and that He sent His Son so that you might receive the life that is unbound by time and space. As you feel that witness in your heart, simply believe and receive what He is offering to you, even now, and begin your new life as a child of God.
Please write to me and let me know when you take this step, as I will be your brother in Christ—we will be one in Him!
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