I had said I was going to do a dream journal. Then, I promptly misplaced the book that I was using as the basis of this concept. That book is “How To Interpret Dreams & Visions – Understanding God’s Warnings & Guidance” by Perry Stone.
The reason I put Part 1 up there in the title, is that the journal first asks me to read a section of the book. If I read it, naturally, I’m going to see some points that I’m going to want to bring into this, so I just figured that “Day 1” may last longer than 1 day, technically. Aside from that, I won’t be posting these daily, but more than likely once or twice a week, depending on my time and availability.
So the first thing I want to point out in what I’m reading in this section is the following:
“The spirit world is as real as the air we breathe and the water we drink. The natural realm is a reflection of the spirit world. Earthly things are patterned after heavenly things. (See Hebrews 8:1-5) Our world consists of trees, rivers, mountains, and cities. The heavenly city, New Jerusalem, has the tree of life, the crystal river of life, and a mountain where God is worshiped called Mount Zion (Rev. 22:1-5). The heavenly realities were the original Creation that was reflected on Earth when God created man.”
Man, there is so much I could say about all of this. I could write a book, and actually, much of what I have to say about this is in a book that I am in the process of writing, so I’ll let that lie for now. However, I do have a few thoughts about the reflection issue, and things being patterned after heavenly things.
Hbr 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken [this is] the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
Hbr 8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
Hbr 8:3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore [it is] of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.
Hbr 8:4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
Hbr 8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, [that] thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
I remember when I was younger and I was struggling with the fact that I was alone, with no companionship from the opposite sex. I was OK with the idea, but society wasn’t. In fact, the mothering instinct had already hit me a few years prior, and I had asked God for a child. I didn’t ask for a husband, except in light of the fact that this was the way things were supposed to be done. I just wanted a child.
Yet, society was telling me that something was wrong with me if I wasn’t with someone. Society was telling me that I should want the “fairytale” and that my happy ending only came if I did what everyone else did and got married.
In everything, everywhere, all I saw were couples. Even in church, they had couple’s ministries and events, and those of us that were single were left out, and felt left out. When they did start a single’s ministry, it quickly turned into a meat market situation, which in and of itself, was depressing. Additionally, many of them were more about how to prepare yourself to bring that “special someone” into your life, as opposed to what a valuable contribution you could be as a single individual in the Kingdom of God.
So one night, while I was still living at home, which means I was about 19; I was lying on the hood of my parent’s car, and gazing at the stars. I used to have real intimate time with the Lord like this. I had two places in the city I lived in, that I would go to speak to God. These were just places that I could find solace in, and I went there in times of distress and depression to find Him.
So on this particular night, I was star gazing, and I started asking God some questions. I wanted to know why He sent all the animals into the ark in two’s, and why everything was preserved in two’s like that. My conflict was in the fact that everything is patterned after God, who is a triune individual, being a three part (partnered) being – the Father, the Son, and the Spirit.
I asked Him why everything was in two’s in the ark, and everyone around me is a two; couples everywhere, so even if I went along with the whole fairytale thing, I’d still be in a two, yet He is three. If we are patterned after Him, why are we paired up in two’s?
He answered me. First He explained that the animals actually went into the ark in threes, because they carried seed, and were able to give birth after their kind, just as we are. Therefore, the first three is of course, God. Then we as mankind are unified as a unit of three when two come together; same as the animals.
We too, are a triune being, patterned after God, but we have a spirit, soul and body. So there again are three 3’s. This is why the unity demonstrated in the pairs in the ark is so important, as it was in the garden in the beginning. It is that, which Satan attacked, but again, this is the subject of a book I’m working on, so I won’t get into it here.