In the early morning hours of May 3, I awoke from a dream that I have been pondering now for several days. The parts I remember are brief, but, vivid. The photo above is similar to what I saw in the dream with the exception that snow was falling. The interesting thing about this dream is that it was being given by a narrator. A man, I never really saw but, whose voice I heard.
In the dream, there was a city at night or perhaps late evening. The sky was a deep purple and snow was falling over the city in big, white lazy drops. Tall buildings were lit by a soft yellow glow made all the more dramatic against the back ground of the purple sky. The man or narrator, as I refer to him was speaking to me about the city and a time, when a spire 75 feet high was the tallest thing in it. The spire, he explained, provided the communication for the city. But, over the years, communication had become dim, almost lost with the erection of taller, more imposing buildings around it.
As I listened to the narrator pondering, what he had said, he told me to step aside; something big and powerful was coming that would drastically change the situation. Moved to the side, I could see it was a track – a train would be coming soon – I could already feel its rumble. At bullet speed, it would be unstoppable – crushing instantly, anything that had not first been removed from its path.
I had only been asleep about two hours, when I awakened from this dream. There was more that the narrator had told me, but, try as hard as I could, I could not remember. I spent several sleepless hours after that trying to understand the dream. It was so unusual. I wondered, at the time, if it had anything to do with my current hearing problem, and perhaps, it does. But, I also knew there was the strong likelihood that it was spiritual in nature.
Obviously, a spire 75 feet high is not very high. I like looking at numbers in scripture, so, I set out to see what I could find out about the number 75. And, there really isn’t much. It does say in Acts 7:14, that the number of Jacob’s family, when they went down to Egypt was 75 in number. This was after Joseph had revealed himself to his brothers. I also read, that the words “Passover” and the term “old man” (as opposed to the new man, we are in Christ Jesus) are both found 75 times in the Bible, a fact, which, I found to be quite interesting. The number 75 indicating in my opinion, change. 75 people went down to Egypt – at the Passover, four hundred years later (and greater in number), they were brought out. Change.
Here is what I think. The city, I believe is representative of the United States and a time, when, we were tuned in to the spirit of God. There was a time, when, we heard his voice, but, that voice over the years has grown dim, to the point of being non-existent. The cares of this world, the luxuries and the debaucheries that consume us have drowned it out. The voice of God is still there, but, like my now defective ear, we can no longer hear it. And, if we cannot hear the voice of God, we will never be able to respond to it. Therefore, something has to change. God’s righteous charachter demands it and his mercy compels it.
The train I believe is symbolic of God’s judgment. Judgment, which, will bring about change.
Like rotten, termite infested wood, there becomes a point, when, there is nothing left to do, but, burn it. Tear it down and burn it. For anything built with it is not only now useless, but, has become a source of disease and contamination for any fresh, new wood, one would hope to use in the future.
There are warnings, it seems, ringing out from every corner. Watchman are sounding the alarm like never before. The purple sky indicates to me the lateness of the day, the snow the lateness of the season. In other words, time is running out.
Friends, we know our nation is due judgment. The questions is – will we still be here or will we be raptured first? And, while no one knows the precise answer to that question, if the dream is any indicator, the “narrator” made certain, I was out of harms way, before the train arrived. Reminding me of this verse from Psalm 91:10 -
“A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but, it will not come near you. You will only observe with you eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.”
* I ran this dream by my daughter Seven Stars today and she feels quite sure the spire represents a church spire, and, I am inclined to agree. The message therefore is not for the nation or any particular city but, for the church - the Laodicean church. Those who have allowed the cares of this world to so effectively grow up around them they can no longer hear the voice of God. But, that is going to change. Once left behind, everything that once hindered them from hearing his voice will be stripped away.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper, who love thee” Psalm 122:6
Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy