First off, thank you to everyone who has commented and gave their interpretation of my last dream. If you haven’t read the dream post, you might be confused in this post, so check it out first, if you want some clarity.
I’ve had about a month to think about the dream and share where I’ve been led since.
Something In My Life – Many brought up there may be something in my life. Some suggested maybe things that I thought I had given up to God I hadn’t, and to examine my heart.
Scripture is clear we definitely need to examine our heart.
(NIV) Psalm 26:02, “Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind.”
There are things I’m noticing more since I’ve given up a lot of stuff over to God. I believe when we shut doors to things we used to expose ourselves to, definitely, we can have darkness try to tempt us and lure us back in, perhaps, stronger than before.
In regards to my life, I can see this, so I don’t want to take away that as others shared this interpretation more than once.
I also understand given one post it is kinda hard to interpret because if you are not the one having the dream, you don’t know all of the factors, how God speaks to an individual in a dream, etc. I appreciate everyone taking the time that they did to look over the dream.
Where God Led Me On The Dream’s Meaning
I’ve been having dreams about the church body recently. After taking time from writing the dream post, looking at what others were saying, and giving time to God, I firmly believe this dream is not only about me, but everyone in the body of Christ.
We are falling away. We are not standing together, and it starts with our own heart, our own walk with Christ.
In my dream, it started with my home door (my own heart) then ended with the scene of the church door (the church body).
In the dream, I was struggling with a sense of control in the home. The person who was looked at as a protector was gone, so I had to step up. Checking the doors were locked, the dog was safe, etc. I look at this as a sense of control.
In fact, the way I prayed over the door is not actually how I would pray over it in real life. I don’t want to focus on the fact of God giving me strength (the scripture I can do all things who Him who strengthens me, which I repeated in the dream). Instead, I purely want to focus on His strength. Inviting Him into the home, the room, and asking His Spirit to radiate throughout.
In my own life, and I see in so many others, we really struggle with control. We worry about the future. We struggle with understanding God’s plan and His ways. This divides us, not only in our personal walk with Christ, which is most important, but it then tears us away from the body of Christ as well.
When we are struggling in our walk with Christ, it affects us in the body too. This is why it is important we lift each other up and why we need to be honest when we struggle. However, if everyone or the majority is being brought down it is going to be hard for the body to be in prime condition to work together for God’s glory.
There was a night when I was visiting my family I had asked God, before I went to sleep, to help me understand the meaning of the dream. I then had a dream in which I knew what the door dream meant.
I became aware it had to do with old and new.
Now, I’m not saying this was something God gave me directly, I’m not sure. I see God give very clear and simple words, so if this was His way of answering, that would make sense. Where I was led definitely seems He helped me in one way or the other.
We are to let go of our old life (flesh) and become a new creation (salvation, relationship with Christ). I think many believers are tripped up by an old life. Things that were part of our old life (our flesh desires) that either we gave up and are tempted by or are still allowing in our lives currently.
There is also the thought of the new and old covenant that came to mind. Christ fulfilled the Law, so we don’t have to live by works. We live in Him, following His ways of holiness and not the world. There is a falling of believers deceived in legalism, debates, arguments, and this creates a hardened heart within us and against the body of Christ. There are a number of believers who truly are fixated on works more than the blood of Jesus Christ. We must be aware!
There is a battle of lukewarmness in our heart. I see it destroy churches. I see it destroy friends. Family. Individuals.
Lukewarmness is at the door, but SO IS CHRIST!
Who are we answering our heart’s door to?
(NIV) Revelation 3:20, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”
I hope this spoke to you.
Can you relate?
Monthly Scripture- (NLT) 2 Corinthians 5:17, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
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