I had a dream last night that brought great conviction:
My daughter and I were at Susan Bell’s house for a gathering and I didn’t bring evening clothes (find myself calling them “celebration” clothes as I record this). In the dream I was distraught about it and a black evening gown that I owned came to my mind that I wished I had brought- It had sparkling diamonds in it.
Kelly and I were alone in a bedroom in the house and she put her arms around me. I was in a state that I can’t fully describe.. hard, cold without feeling.. I think “unfeeling” best depicts it. A woman and two others came with her into the room and she preached or taught something I can’t remember. I reproved her saying that her words were ineffectual… “misleading” comes to mind as I write this. The three of them left. I think it was at this point in the dream or perhaps it was before (unsure?) that I was lamenting over my bra being taken away telling Kelly that it had cost $45.
Interpretation: Susan Bell is symbolic of the sound (Bell) of purity (Susan)… It is the sound that came with the revelation of the meaning of the dream.
The night represents darkness of understanding. That my evening gown had sparkles, even diamonds (revelation of truth) in it represents my having the truth but not present in my mind at the time. Clothes are literally what one wears… symbolically they are what one puts on in the mind (the mind of Christ thoughts). The dream shows that truth had not been applied but was being remembered.
The bra represents support. The etymology of brazier is “arm guard” from “arm” with the #45 being symbolic of “preservation” showing that it is truth that preserves and supports us.
As mothers of Israel we are called to support others with the support (truth) we’ve been given. The right arm is the arm of righteousness and blessing which I was without as my light in the darkness (my evening attire) was left behind.
I believe the “unfeeling” state I was in shows that I was not in touch with God!s feelings. What had come in was the world’s way and the world’s thoughts represented by the three women: the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life which the Bible states IS the world.
Thankfully, I got in touch with the situation that needing reproving.
Only the Word of God can open our eyes and reprove and bring conviction of sin and error.
Psalm 119: 9-11 tells us how we can cleanse our way, specifically in verse 11: “Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”
The night before I had this dream, my daughter read me the lyrics of “Beer with Jesus”, a country song by Thomas Rhett.
I believe my dream was God showing me that I did not have His feelings and discernment about this song which was/is a the world’s thinking presented to be God’s thinking and way.
It is not sin to have a beer or a glass of wine, but I was asleep (unfeeling) to God’s judgment on the underlying attempt of Satan to seduce people through the song to believe that Jesus was a “drinking buddy.” While our Lord ate and drank with the heathen, He was not brought down to their level- He brought them up to HIS- He was NOT a wine bibber as he was accused of being… He was and is our Lord and Master, not our drinking buddy. There is a difference between one drink and “3 tall ones” which can affect the mind.
These are the scriptures we are called to hide in our heart so that we don’t sin concerning drinking: Ephesians 5: 18: “Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit.”
1 Peter 5: 8: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.”
1 Peter 4: 3: “For you have spent enough time in the past doing what the Gentiles like to do living in sensuality, evil desires, sensuality, drunkenness, wild celebrations, drinking parties and detestable idolatry.”
Songs like “Beer with Jesus” desensitize people. I am accountable for not taking a stand against what was wrong … for not supporting HIS ways… for not being sensitive to HIM… for not preserving myself and others by the Word due to the absence of my $45 (preservation) bra. The arm of righteousness is needed- a bell is needed to be rung in our minds. (Susan Bell). In days long ago, a bell was always used to sound an alarm.
I was desensitized, even blind to the truth that songs mixing Jesus with the ways of the world were acceptable to God and I have repented. I am so thankful for the dream that awakened me to righteousness.
“Whom the Lord loves, He disciplines!” Hebrews 12:6
Puttin’ on my bra, a glorious evening gown and ringing the bell now!