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|There Was Darkness Covering the Land|
|Thursday, 22 March 2012 19:36|
There Was Darkness Covering the Land
I woke up in the early morning hours just before day break with this dream from the Lord.
I was in a basement with a friend as we were looking at a wood burning stove. It was really a large one and I commented to him that it was. It was larger than 3 or 4, 55 gallon drums put together and I was thinking a pot belly stove would be enough. When I told him that he said “this is the one” he was very adamant about it.. I turned my head and was looking around the room and it was full of hardware and equipment that people would use to business or for survival. When I looked back at the stove there was a 5 gallon plastic container full of oil, citronella oil on top of the stove. I said Oh, is this what you are trading with for the stove. I just new he was bartering for it. He said yes this is what Dan wants for the stove.
The next seen in the dream was that we are up on the side of a large valley about 800 to a 1,000 ft from the valley floor on the east side, where you can see about 20-30 miles, 5-10 south and 15-20 to the north. We are standing on a brick mason patio that had a 40 ft cover over a sunken area. I asked what are we doing here and he told me (same friend), I’m looking for a motor home or travel trailer. He points to something under this large patio cover. We walk down about 8-12 steps (not sure how many) and find something there. He is very excited and starts looking in and around it and through it. Telling me of all the benefits that it has, a stove, oven, beds, table ect. I took it as he was looking for shelter. He even asked if it had a door for a small pet to get in and out. I said yes it did and as I looked at the door something was running out the door that had been living in this shelter. I did not get a look at it as I didn’t know if it was a good animal or a bad one. I though this was crazy as I could not see how we were ever going to get this thing out of that hole under the cover with out destroying the cover.
Up to this point there was only my friend and myself in the dream but all of a sudden there are 5 more men up on the patio. A few of the men started to come down to where we were when one of them on top started to scream. He started saying we all need to come up and see this very large black cloud at the north end of the valley. As I got to the top and was standing there on the patio, I too could see this very large pitch black cloud going strait up into the sky. At first I thought it was a nuke going off but the cloud was not that of a mushroom shape, but rising up even entering into the ionosphere. It got very large about 5-10 miles around. As we were watching in total amazement, all of a sudden there came hundreds, no thousands of birds, black birds and crows. We had to watch out for them as many were very close to the ground and were passing close in-between us, but the others were so thick at times they darkened the sky and the darkness was covering the land. Next we saw this white cloud or gas coming down the valley right from where the black cloud was going up from the ground. The earth was cracking in a south ward direction and was heading to where all of our families were at. We all were speechless as the gas consumed the entire valley floor; this is where all of our family’s are at. We just stood there helpless not knowing what to do.
This was the end of the dream.
All the items in the dream had to do with survival. When you first read this dream you think you need to run for the hills and take cover but is that really what God is saying? We think of our dreams in a physical way or through the eyes of the flesh but try and see them for what they represent or for there symbolism. Our dreams most of the time are very symbolic. This dream is no different.
First we see the STOVE, in the stove is a fire to keep up warm. So the FIRE is symbolic of the destruction of impurities: purification. God is fire. Who is the light of Israel, it is God represented as the fire who will utterly annihilate all evil so that all scum and dross is purged away, leaving only the purity of that which is refined. Isa 10:17 , Obadiah 1:18 , Zech 13:9 , Matt 13:41-42 and Heb 12:29 .
Next is the OIL, which is symbolic of the word of God or riches and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Since the greatest of all riches is the word of God, it is appropriate that these two terms should be symbolically interchangeable in scripture. The Oil is the fuel of the word given to light our way during the darkness of ignorance and lack of understanding. Let us fill ourselves with the precious Word (oil) so we may not become like the foolish virgins who did not have time to learn the Word at the last moment. Ex 25:6, Joel 1:10 , 2:19, Matt 25:3 , Mark 6:13 .
Also I said that this oil was citronella oil, very interesting note is that citronella oil also has many health properties to it and in its pure form it can also be applied to the skin. Oil of Citronella is used on humans to repel insects and other health problems. So you fill yourself up with the Oil (Word) and you will repel the enemy from your life.
We will need these two with what is coming. The first half of the dream had to do with self purification which will make you a light to shine bright to everybody around you (world) and protect you from many of the enemy’s attacks that are coming.
Next the VALLEY, this is Symbolic of Israel. The symbolic meaning of “valley” is not, as with most terms, directly and specifically defined in scripture, but must be extrapolated. Since mountains and hills represent nations (organized people), it follows that valleys (the physical opposite) typify disorganized people. We are told that Israel is blind and are “lost sheep” who have “gone astray,” which is a clear picture of disorganization. On the other hand, races which are aware of there identity (i.e. Jews), are generally highly organized and closely knit as a people. Isa 42:19 , Mt 15:24, Ps 119:176, Isa 53:6 , Jer 50:6 , Psalms 104:10, Isa 40:4 . There is much more to be said about valley but not here, this should be enough. Also to understand more about who is Israel today see my paper “Who Are The Gentiles”.
Then the MOTOR HOME or TRAVEL TRAILER I believe is referring to the body, personal and corporate the “assemblies”. The items in them that were found are referring to the gifts and calling from God.
More men showed up now a total of 7 in all. In Scripture, seven symbolizes spiritual completeness or perfection. God is bringing about this completeness to His body.
Dark BLACK CLOUD and DARKNESS covering the land. This symbolism is a drastic portrayal of Israel’s power diminished to total impotence in world affairs and governmental disorder of the worst kind, for it also denotes the contrasting rule of the antichrist. Isa13: 10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine, Joel 2 : 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come, Mt 24: 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
A CLOUD denotes gathering together.1. First it is symbolic of Gods word. 2. Symbolic of armies or multitudes. In this dream it is number 2, we see the multitudes are not good as we see the birds come from it. Isa 60:8 , Ezek 38:9
The BIRDS, are symbolic of evil persons. Birds or fowls of the air denote the personification of evil in people. Birds fly just as the wicked are permitted to rise above man (earth). Birds peck at fruit (good works), just as evil people attempt to destroy the works of God bit by bit. Birds eat seed before it can grow, just as corrupt men attempt to take away the word of God by false doctrines. Isa 46:11 , Lam 3:52 , Dan 4:21 , Mt 13:4…19, Mk 4:31.
WHITE, cloud or gas. White is a symbolic of Purity. White denotes cleanness, chasteness, innocence, and purity. Da 11: 35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed, John 20:12 , Rev 1 : 14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire, 7: 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
The end is near even at the door, will you be ready for this?
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