Yup, another dream. I am not claiming this as a direct dream from God, as the others have been, in fact, at first, I didn’t even give it much thought as I was able to quickly reason with myself as to why I had the dream. However, I began to reflect on the dream in the evening and uncovered a compelling thought. To eliminate confusion I will first need to provide a small back story of why I felt I dreamed the dream, the dream itself, then the explanation. It may feel like a bumpy ride at first, but I believe it is worth hanging in until the end.
First, The Backstory:
I like to fall asleep to the audible version of the Bible. Last night I was listening to Genesis, but by the time I awoke, the reading was in Numbers. My brain listened to all the directions for animal sacrifices laid out in Exodus-Numbers, which is what I felt was the reason behind the dream.
Second, The Dream:
I was in a room with family. yet I did not recognize anyone. In the dream, I knew these people, but their faces were unfamiliar. They began to share with me their passion to return to the Old Testament teachings especially in regards to animal sacrifices. As they adamantly spoke their vision, the spirit within me rose up to reveal the contradictions and false words which were being proclaimed. Certain parts of their ideology were contrary to scripture, new and old testament. Once the check was placed in my spirit, I covered my ears and ran away yelling, “I’m not listening.”
Third, The Breakdown,
There is a difference between physical recognition and a spiritual connection: There are people in our lives whom we know, we see them on a regular basis, they are a part of our family, church, friends, co-workers, and we know them very well in the physical world, but the spirit does not recognize them. Just because we may know someone physically does not mean we have to give them the right to speak into our lives spiritually.
Know the Word: The ideology being presented to me was based in Old Testament scriptures, yet all that was being shared with me was not biblically based. I was being fed bits of truth, in hopes i would swallow the whole lie. If we are unfamiliar with the Word, we become susceptible to falling for the morsel of truth being shoved down our throats with the heap of lies. Like the old saying goes, A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.
Sometimes you just have to cover your ears and RUN: There is nothing wrong with running for your life and when false doctrine is presented to you, that is exactly what is at risk. Giving one inkling of a thought to the false words spoken opens a door for Satan to destroy. A beautiful garden can be ruined by one weed. If that weed is not plucked up by the roots it will eventually spread to the point of choking out all of the good seed and in the end, all you have is a field with no fruit. A termite which begins to gnaw on the walls of a home may not topple that house in a day, but if left untreated, it will eventually lead to demise. If Satan can get in one seed of doubt, and we do not tend to that seed, it is enough to ruin the very foundations of our faith. Sometimes you just need to cover your ears, publicly declare your decision, and make a run for it.