I had a dream of a boy wheeling his way through he woods along a rocky path. The trees were ancient and tall. Behind him was a great snake like the King Cobra. I was in the dream but not in the flesh. I could only see and speak. I told him go as fast as he could away. Each time he looked back, the snake seemed larger, closer and more frightful. I told him not to look back, in this was error. The faster he went, the faster the serpent followed. No time to waste looking back. Just when it seemed the serpent was about strike, a rope or vine was let down from above and I told him climb. How high? Just keep going and don’t look down. He climbed into what seemed as high as the clouds and I awoke. There’s no time to look back, we have too much to look forward to. I am encouraged by Jesus words, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” Go forward in strength and courage though the enemy is at your heels.
Immediately, I had another dream. I was in the front row of a church near the pulpit. We were waiting for a man to speak. I thought, it may as well be me…these people are all talking among themselves and wouldn’t care or notice the difference. Just then a speaker came and I told gave him a gavel. I said while the people yet speak amongst themselves, bang the gavel twice and say “Guilty!”. He did and the people were startled to attention. A man was led down the center of the church and off to the left, put into a box…labelled as a heretic and a “free Christian” (slave). He was condemned before the trial. A man wrote in dark broad strokes “heretic” and just below this the letter “C” with a silhouette of the cross in it. The symbol was understood to mean Christian but my mind sees the “C” as the crescent moon. I awoke. Persecution is coming and God’s people are not paying attention. We will be condemned before we are tried. We will be put into the same category or boxes as terrorists. Again the master tells us “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Why I have the dreams I don’t know, but maybe just to encourage you.