A Time For Us

In my post about the dream I had with Jesus called “To Lie Down In Green Pastures”, I mentioned a Romeo and Juliet record that I had growing up. For my birthday this year my husband bought me a record player and I bought the Romeo and Juliet record in my dream. As I listened to it I couldn’t believe I was hearing Gregorian Chant at the end of side one! I researched to find what the chant is and the translation but couldn’t find it. Anyway, there has been another meaning that has come to me about this record and why it was in my dream with Jesus.

As I was reading my Advent devotional yesterday with Ann Voskamp she mentioned something that stuck out to me. She said we have to make space in our heart and in our time for Jesus. Then I remembered in the dream I felt like I had no time for Jesus and told Him if He had to go it was okay. Some one commented that maybe I actually think Jesus doesn’t have time for me. This brought it into a different perspective. Then a few weeks later I had an encounter with Jesus in my spirit where He revealed to me that I push love away. I don’t want to get hurt from loving others. I run away and He told me not to run away again. I felt a wall collapse inside of me, a dam really, cause I had a flood of tears come forth for about 5 or 6 hours.  Ever since this experience I have made myself more aware of love and giving to others. Ann goes on to say relationship is the only reality; there is nothing else. When grace conceives in you, you take hold of God. When you are a space to receive whatever the will of God is in this moment as grace, you take hold of God. I love how she said the will of God in this moment. Our lives are made of moments. like in the song These Small Hours. Rob Thomas says, our lives are made in these small hours, these little wonders, these twists and turns of fate. It’s our choice if we choose God in every moment. Will we chose fate or God?

So, with all this in mind my daughter came to me to sit in my lap yesterday and I said no initially because I felt hot from just getting out of the shower. But the Holy Spirit spoke to me right away and made me aware that this is the pushing away that God says not to do. In actuality I was pushing a gift from God away. So, I said for her to come back and I held her. After that I was drying my hair and the Holy Spirit came again and revealed, make time for love to be received instead of pushing it away. I realized that the theme song for Romeo and Juliet is ” A Time For Us!”  I felt Jesus telling me this song is for me and you. This is why the record was in my dream. He has been laying out the clues for me to figure this out. When you read the lyrics it’s awesome how they go with our relationship with Jesus. It wraps everything together in my dream into the perfect gift for Christmas.

A Time For US

A time for us some day there’ll be
When chains are torn by courage born of a love that’s free
A time when dreams so long denied
Can flourish as we unveil the love we now must hide

A time for us at last to see
A life worthwhile for you and me

And with our love through tears and thorns
We will endure as we pass surely through every storm
A time for us some day there’ll be a new world
A world of shining hope for you and me

For you and me

And with our love through tears and thorns
We will endure as we pass surely through every storm
A time for us some day there’ll be a new world
A world of shining hope for you and me

A world of shining hope for you and me

Ann also said, sometimes receiving is harder than giving.

Receiving means you have to open your hands, open your heart. When we do this, Jesus can come in. You will be able to experience Him like never before.

 

 

 

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Lemurs

I had a dream recently about lemurs. If you don’t know what a lemur is it’s a small animal that looks like a cross between a cat, dog and squirrel. They have very bright mysterious eyes. In my dream there were a lot of them around me. I was in a car without doors and even maybe without a wind shield. I felt afraid. They were facing me and standing as if to pounce. I prayed for God’s protection and as I faced them and they didn’t move I knew God heard and answered my prayer. Then I woke up.

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I researched this animal, its name meaning from a christian perspective and the meaning of a dream about lemurs and found out some interesting information. First the name lemur means “ghost”.  It comes from the Latin word lemures, plural for ghosts. I read it’s a bad thing to dream about them, it means someone is trying to trick you.

The only thing I can figure is they represent demons trying to attack me but they can’t because I am under God’s protection.  That is a very comforting thought.

 

 

God’s Word Speaks Life!

 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh conveys no benefit [it is of no account]. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life [providing eternal life]. John 6:63

Back in October 2010 I had a dream. This was shortly after I had my encounter with Jesus, I was going to a non denomination church. I was in church listening to the sermon when a woman spoke out saying,” It’s just words.” I said,” It’s not just words, it’s GOD’S WORD and it’s the TRUTH! His WORD speaks life! Live by His Word and you will live forever! ” Then she began singing Amazing Grace.

Do you know what empty words are?  In my opinion empty words are words with no love. Just as it says in First Corinthians 13:1-3, If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not [a]love [for others growing out of God’s love for me], then I have become only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal [just an annoying distraction]. And if I have the gift of prophecy [and speak a new message from God to the people], and understand all mysteries, and [possess] all knowledge; and if I have all [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love [reaching out to others], I am nothing. If I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body [b]to be burned, but do not have love, it does me no good at all. 

So many preachers today want to send the message but people aren’t hearing it because there is no LOVE! I left that church I mentioned above because I never felt wanted. I served in the church out of my love for Jesus. I cleaned. I felt more wanted and loved from the woman in charge of cleaning than I did the pastor! Then another church I went to I told the pastor, we are looking for love. His response was, aren’t we all? I went to another church also but none of them could hold me there. What’s missing from our churches today is REAL LOVE.  Real love is explained in  First Corinthians 13.  When I was filled with the Holy Spirit the Bible became a love letter to me from God. He only speaks with love, purpose and meaning. This is why we can trust what God says in the Bible. Ever notice that Jesus never said words to just hear Himself speak? He always had a purpose, a meaning, a teaching. He portrayed love with every word He spoke. I could feel His love in the Gospel of John, that’s how I got saved. When you get a revelation that God’s Word is written for YOU, and I mean that present tense because the Bible is the living word, you begin to live in the supernatural.

When I first began reading the promises of God, I wanted to believe them for myself. I started praying with God’s Word in my prayer and suddenly I felt a change in my spirit. Instead of saying a natural minded prayer like this: God, please supply some money, it’s getting low and you know we have to eat, please send some money, Amen. Your prayers become like this: God, it says in Your Word that I am more valuable to You than the sparrow and You will supply all my needs according to Your riches in Glory. I know I belong to You because I have faith in Jesus, I have received Your gift. You said not to worry and put You first and all these things shall be added unto me. So, thank you God, for supplying my need and I know You are working already to answer my prayer because in Your Word it says that You hear the prayers of the righteous. I am one of the righteous through Your son Jesus Christ. Amen.  With God’s Word infused in your prayers they become powerful. You can feel the difference in your soul because you know you are agreeing with what God says. Our agreement and faith in Him is what activates it. It also says in the Bible that we can not please God without faith. Hebrews 11:6,[ But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him. ]  But Jesus looked at them and said, “With people [as far as it depends on them] it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26.  When God finds people that are thinking His Word, speaking His Word and doing His Word, life becomes supernatural!

My Dream: To Lie Down In Green Pastures

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On October 4, 2015 I had a dream about Jesus and heaven. It brought the scripture Psalm 23:1-3 to mind, The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.

I want to share the experience with you which is hard to put into words because it wasn’t so much what it looked like but how it FELT. The picture above best describes how it looked once I was there.

I did a little research on Psalm 23 and found something interesting. Some one suggested to read a book called A Shepherd Looks At Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller. He  wrote that sheep refuse to lie down unless free of all fear. He makes comparisons of sheep to God’s people.  So, I thought that would be fitting to my dream because I do more than just lie down in green pastures, I dive in!

From what I remember my dream began with Jesus being in the background of my life. It wasn’t a particular place just that I knew He was there but I was too busy to spend time with Him.  Makes me sad to write that, but that’s how it was. I went to Him, hugged Him and told Him if He had to go, it’s okay, if He had to be with someone else. Then all of a sudden we were in a record store and I held up my favorite movie soundtrack Romeo and Juliet. I said,” This is my all time favorite movie!” But as I said it I knew He already knew that so I put it back. I noticed He had a white shirt on with jeans and we were barefoot. In that moment we were in heaven. All I saw was rolling hills filled with rich green grass! Standing there looking out, it was so beautiful but the feeling was even more beautiful! The way He looked at me and listened to me without looking away, His love permeated to me so deep that words can’t properly describe it. We were running barefoot down the hill and diving in the grass like it was water! Someone else was with us doing it too. Then we came across a group of people lying in the grass and we could hear a song talking about Jesus. A lady got up and said that what was being said wasn’t in the Bible. I said to her, you know that’s not true. In the book of John it says Jesus is the word and the word was with God. You know it’s in the Bible. Then a girl came up wanting to spend time with Jesus and I felt myself begin to feel jealous but Jesus showed me in my mind what He loved about her and I felt myself change toward her. I saw her like He did, with love and compassion.

I woke up after that and realized I was with Jesus in heaven. I wished I didn’t wake up! I wanted to stay so bad! As I was laying there relishing in the memory of being with Him, not wanting to forget any of it, I felt His presence and He said to me,” Don’t run away, again.” I think He is saying, don’t stop spending time with Me. See, I have been following Jesus for 5 years now but I get to certain points and stop. Then I get called back. I was on the verge of stopping again because I have a hard time with my faults. I feel inadequate but He conveyed to me to stop thinking that I’m not good enough. It’s okay, I love you the way you are. What you think is bad about yourself, it’s okay.

I had been watching Elevation Network continuously a couple weeks before this dream and I decided Saturday that I would skip the sermon on Sunday. Then the dream was Saturday night. So, because of the dream I decided to watch the sermon. The preacher said in the sermon to face your fears and DON’T RUN!

Something else that I want to add, yesterday I was researching the Gregorian Chant and came across a nun’s blog talking about it and she referred to the Gregorian Chant as “the Word made song”. I thought that was interesting because of the song I heard in my dream and my response to the lady about it.

The second meaning to this dream is found here  It has a greater meaning and it’s for everyone who believes.

Time

On December 28, 2011, this word “Chronos” was brought to my mind as I was waking up. I had never heard of it and was curious to know the meaning. So, I looked it up on the computer and found out the Greek meaning is time.  Our time, meaning the time continuum  that we live in. Then I found the Greek word “Kairos” which means God’s time in eternity. Chronos is sequential time  and karios is the appointed time and purpose of God. The time when God acts. God interacts and enters our time according to His perfect will. This is why living with God is so exciting! You never know when He will intervene in your life and witness a miracle!  Imagine two hour glasses side by side. One has sand going through it,  while the other does too, but it also has blue and red balls passing through. The plain sand [chronos time] is  a life without Jesus, no kairos moments. The other has sand which are those regular days, but it also has the red and blue balls that represent kairos moments where God intervened and miracles were experienced.

I watched a movie once called In Time with Justin Timberlake. Everyone had clocks embedded in their arms. The clocks started to countdown when the people turned 25. At that moment they began living as slaves to time. Instead of working for money they worked for time. Everything was based off time instead of money. If the clock ran out, they died. So, because of this they were always giving time away to each other, sharing their time if some one was low, spending time wisely and always watching time so it wasn’t wasted. I learned from this to use my time wisely, give time lavishly, share my time with someone who needs it, and to remember I have 24 hours a day to do what I need to do, what God has called me to do. I won’t waste time doing what I want, but what God wants so that He may be glorified! Our days are counted by God and what we do with them will be accounted for. The things we do with a pure heart, the things led by the Holy Spirit, will be the moments that won’t be burned up. Those moments last forever.

My mom had a dream about a book. It was red with gold letters and the title was Some Time in Time.  I had a revelation that the book represents all the time we spent on earth doing what the Holy Spirit directed us to do.  At the end of a christian’s life there will be accountability. The scripture First Corinthians 3: 12-15 says   If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames. The scripture is saying   you have be saved by grace by just believing in Christ but the one who builds on that belief, the one who follows the Holy Spirit, they will have a reward. This reward is then given to Jesus because in reality it’s Him doing the work through us. The book was red with gold letters. Red represents Jesus’ blood, His redemptive blood that redeems us. Gold represents wealth. So, the work we do according to the Holy Spirit is valuable to God.  Trust and obey what the Holy Spirit leads you to do because every little step matters to God. Philippians 1:6  being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  Romans 13:11 says And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. It is now for us, in this moment to believe. God is always in the NOW. This is how the Bible applies to us NOW.  How will you spend your time? For your own glory or God’s?