Good morning SAINTS of the living Lord Jesus Christ. Every once in a while the SAINTS will have a dream that is perceived to be a communication from the Lord. Had such a dream on Thursday night of this past week where WE were running through the SEASONS of OUR lives. There are usually always military themes incorporated throughout; WE suppose this to be natural as the SAINTS have spent half of OUR lives serving.
The 1st Season consisted of early life in the Bronx, ripping and running, vicinity Monroe Projects (Boogie Down!!!). The next (2nd) Season captured time spent in Brooklyn and the feeling of being cool (Shout out to Brooklyn!!! WE DON’T RUN!!!). There was a Cypher with EPMD (Hardcore melodic bars) and Fat Joe representing the “B-Boys” and the influence of the Bronx, in the SAINTS life; highlighted by the emphasis of Break Dancing, during Joe’s turn to rhyme (I felt privileged to be in the mix here; lol).
The next (3rd) Season/Scene is where things start to get interesting; there was a Caucasian man who was being attacked by various individuals and he would subdue and effectively defend himself, as it was his right to do so (Stand your ground comes to mind). On one occasion the man subdued an individual who was a young girl, her face appeared to be bruised and battered, and she escaped to tell her mother and father. The father of course, loaded up his shotgun and proceeded to the location of the man who was responsible. The perpetrator, of the violation was not concerned and knew that he could expect a visit; in fact, he was anticipating this and he was in possession of; a rifle and a train of thought that, he would be able to pick off anyone approaching well before they arrived. Suddenly the Father of the daughter was in the house, to the surprise of the man; the daughter, who had been victimized, was there as well. There was a stand off that involved an exchange of gun shots, as both individuals leveraged the cover and concealment of the 90 degree bend / angle within the apartment. The father of the young girl also had a small hand held gun, within his possession, in addition to his shotgun; clearly the man with the Long Range Rifle, in a Close Quarters environment was at a disadvantage (The SAINTS remember thinking). All of a sudden it was realized that the man who lived in the apartment, had a daughter himself. His daughter arrives in the apartment and she is of African American descent (A Sister); in order to not expose himself the man with the shotgun suggests that the daughter shoot her father (She was within the line of sight of both men, who were leveraging the 90 degree bend in the apartment as cover and concealment). The African American daughter (The Sister) of the Caucasian man, with large indifference, conveyed that she was only with the father for the compensation and shot her father, to the SAINT’S surprise and shock….
The next (4th) Season/Scene, within the dream, consisted of a mad scurry of affluent individuals to the top of the project buildings, where there was thought to be a rendezvous in order to escape from some sort of imminent impending doom (End of the world type stuff); Jay Z was definitely a part of this group, to include a Jada Pinkett Smith (Dreams are crazy at times, right; don’t judge me, lol). Once at the top floor, via a coordinated effort and assist to allow for OUR arrival (The affluent elite), WE made OUR way into an inner room that had a number of Chairs that were arranged in the form of a square and that faced inward; everyone began taking seats and I noticed that everyone was dressed in all black. Not sure if everyone in the room was of African American descent or not, but it was definitely a strong theme of BLACK being presented with warm feelings of family and wholesomeness, etc…. The fact that the room was all white, related to the background, provided the desired contrast and emphasis on the color black within the dream, I believe. Jada makes her way into the room after everyone is seated and it is apparent that she is the hostess / prominent figure here; she begins to pose with others for photo opportunities. Again there was a feeling of black excellence and pride that was genuinely warm and appreciated and then the scene cuts as if the movie is over and credits began to roll (The individuals within the room, believe they have successfully escaped or made it). Someone takes me off to the side, once WE are outside of the room and explains to me, as the credits roll on the screen, that there is a key point that is being missed by everyone here, because those who were responsible for producing the movie, intentionally left out the fact that there is a starting point that precedes the beginning of the movie, that would demonstrate clearly that the origins of humanity are nested within the idea that there is a creator and this was illustrated by the individual rewinding an image of a far off galaxy, on the movie screen, back to what and beyond what other’s believed to be the beginning of the movie. There were also images of crossings of a large body of water as all of this was being explained to me and I was thankful that the individual had taken the time to explain this to me as I myself had missed this very important consideration at the time….
What does all of this mean? I might imagine that everyone might have a different take away based off of there own spiritual ears and eyes and what God has allowed each of US to experience and understand in OUR current Journey. God says in his word in 1st Thessalonians 5:21 – “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” and WE also read within Habakkuk – 2:3 – “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”
My own interpretation and discernment (This is a gift that I believe God has gifted the SAINTS with; Hebrews 5:14 – “But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of DISCERNMENT trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.”) is arrived at through an examination of ALL the scenes of the dream/vision and I discern (Scenes 1 and 2) that ALL of OUR experiences in life have allowed each of the SAINTS to be who they are for God’s utilization and Glory; my background as an African American male growing up in the inner city of the Bronx (Boogie Down!!!) and Brooklyn (Better known as Crooklyn!!!) have undoubtedly shaped me to a certain extent, concerning my mentality, for better or worse, Amen!! There is a sense of self that is forged in these types of environments, that if survived, (Concrete Jungle), will allow for an inner confidence that is not easily set aside.
Scene 3 (The man who in the process of defending himself, hurt the young girl, whose father sought to kill him) speaks to the fact that this is a fallen world and that hurt people hurt people and are often unaware of the Second and Third order of effects of their actions. Regarding the presence of the African American daughter of the Caucasian man, who eventually shot her father, WE are cognizant of the fact that there was a standoff of some sort where She was looked at as the solution to an issue that there existed difficulty in resolving; (God’s instrument? – Isaiah 57:1 – The righteous perishes, and no man layeth [it] to heart: and merciful men [are] taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil [to come].)
Scene 4 – The certain affluent members of society trusted in a few things to save them from the “Evil to Come” (God’s judgement), but it was a false sense of security that was provided. They had money and status which provided a feeling of security; they also fell into the trap; which was very deceiving (2nd Corinthians 11:14 – “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.”, of believing that God favors one group of people over another (Romans 3:23 – “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”). They genuinely believed that they were somehow better than others based off of some status whether it be race or money and were ignorant of what we read in John 3:16 – “16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
To those outside of the faith; these are mere dreams, however to those of US who are of the House Hold of faith, they are God’s communications, directions and warnings …. Ultimately the answer to whether or not a dream/vision is of God can be found as WE compare what WE find to Biblical Principle, within God’s word the Bible, as we are instructed of it’s ultimate and primary authority – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 – “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Lord WE thank you for the WARNINGS and INSTRUCTIONS that you are giving at this time for the SAINTS cognizance and to serve as admonishments for US upon whom the end of the world has come. WE thank you for allowing US to see ahead of time and trust that you will continue to do so as you state in your word within Amos 3:7 – “7Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.”
God’s continuous and manifold blessings to ALL in Jesus Christ OUR Lord and Savior to whom belongs Honor, Glory and Majesty forever and ever, Amen!! ” PREACH!!!!! 🙏💪🔥🔥🔥