“He suffered no man to do them wrong, he reproved kings for their sakes.
I had this dream upon my bed . It was a strange dream. I saw a group of people in a game/gathering on a court. The dream looked like it was happening in a prison yard – it was dark and ominous. The objective appeared to be to score with the ball given you. There were lots of individuals. There was someone standing in turn. I had seen at the onset that there was a sound ball, one that had air for this individual and to play successfully. There was a person who was doling out the balls, but I could see that this person was handing out inferior balls. There didn’t appear to be any intent or malice on her part, but it was clear she was missing it and kept handing out balls that had no air in them and balls that wouldn’t score, or do the job it was meant to.
In the dream, I could see what was going on and the disadvantage for the individual standing in line. I took the initiative to seek to find the right ball ie the ball I had seen which was the correct ball. This was a ball with air that would bounce and score.
I could also see on a large tray (to be handed out to all) something that looked like drugs – they were balloon shaped objects but with no air. I could see that the floor of the yard was covered with what looked like the remains of something acidic. Although I wasnt ‘in’ the dream , I saw myself setting to with a long handed steel brush successfully removing the residue.
Interpretations belong to God, but if there is a word for us , let us as individuals (or the collective Body), seek to explore what this might be.
It was not a straight forward dream but I feel it speaks of short changing lifelessness and deception. The Bible says that Father has given us everything pertaining to godliness but somewhere along the line (and because of the first fruit of the fall) we can fall into bad company, into deception and can be deceived. Father is life and light and in him there is no darkness without him we are as flat as a pancake and open to all forms of abuse and disadvantage. We all are aware of the hold that drugs and narcotics have had on our generation and I need not spend too much time on this.
In the dream there were different roles and positions and so it is in the natural. God has many individuals who are gatekeepers, in positions of leadership or responsible for doling out resources or judgments. There are those also responsible for bringing clarity and helping to clean up the mess.
The Bible says in the book of revelation that we as believers are kings and priests unto God – what a role and a blessing…!!! But we are servant kings. As he is, so are we, in this world. He came to serve. In the time of King David this was his role as king and he was known as a man after God’s own heart. Apart from his acknowledged sin with Bathsheba , he was known for his love for the people and for of righteousness, equality, fairness and justice.
The book of 1 Chronicles 16:2-5 records King David’s penchant as follows :
‘ ..and he dealt to everyone of Israel both man and woman to every one a loaf of bread and a good piece of flesh and flagon of wine. He appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the Lord and to record and to thank and praise the Lord God Of Israel’ .
Here we see not only Father’s heart in matters and provision but that there was appointment and assignments for individuals and as ordained with thanksgiving. Everyone was valued, treated fairly and no one was sent away empty.
Today, in sharing this dream I seek to do a number of things . I want to give God thanks for Jesus who came to right all wrongs and to bring justice to the earth. I also want to encourage those who may have suffered sleights over the years because of birth origin, sex, race, culture, physical ability or as a result of the spirit of jealousy covetousness and hatred in the heart of man they have been short changed or denied somehow along the way. Yes, for some there has been a set up or the handing out of a dud ball to play the game – (so to speak) and indeed narcotics and mind altering substances give momentary fixes and (I am told ….) highs but in the long does no one any good.
I want to say to that person who feels they cant seem to break the pattern or make headway or who may have been embroiled in this spirit of deception and deceit, that there is still hope if we can listen to Him, Jesus, and his word.
Whether in the prison or the palace, it is not how you start but how you end which is what is important and I speak about spiritual matters here. You fight alongside a victor if you join the kingdom and army of God, for Jehovah God has already done it two thousand years ago and through his son.
The scripture says many are our afflictions as servants of God, but He delivers us from them all. Our God will reprove kings for our sake. My bible says that all things work together for good to those who are ‘the called’ according to his purposes. Romans 8:28 . May we be both called and known by Him Jesus who is Lord.
We know that there is a justice and judgement coming for the things that go on behind walls and under the shadow of darkness. I know and am fully persuaded, that the man or woman of God (and the one who remains steadfast in Him) will never be disappointed.
You may feel you have been given a bad hand, a dud ball ie you never quite seem to hit the mark or things just never seem to take off or turn out right. Let me say this : just as depicted in the dream (and throughout biblical history) God has his seers, his man or woman in post and position to intervene, to act on his behalf for others and to bring about just weights and balances in a multiplicity of matters. Just hold on.
There are things that will be rectified in this life, but also an appointed time in eternity, when all wrongs concerning you/us will be righted.
I speak to the leadership of the Body in particular when I say that the Lord admonishes us that we should behave fairly towards the household of faith and execute judgement and righteousness towards the stranger whenever we can , delivering them out of the hand of the oppressor. We should keep our eyes open to systems and structures that oppress and perpetuate unfairness. We should do no violence to another (not with tongue or sword) no, not to the fatherless or the widow or the divorced woman…!! We should have a proper understanding of the games that can and are being played by the deceiver, through those who have given him access and through his tools. We should seek wisdom so that we can discern the enemy’s cunning and can see. There should be no favoritism nor cliques, neither should we shed innocent blood. On the contrary, it is okay to challenge unfairness and injustice (and we do it when the occasion presents). We are at liberty to speak the truth in love and remember mercy should always triumph over judgement.
Lord, we want to acknowledge that all have sinned and come short of your glory and that your word tells us our hearts (in its fleshy state) is desperately wicked. We thank you that you speak to us in a myriad of ways including dreams and visions . We thank you that you have put us all in the body for a reason and a season and that none of us are above your word.
Lord we welcome both you and your word in our lives. Your word has the ability to cause changes.
You have made us all in your own image and given us a choice of whom we will serve regardless of our personal circumstances. You have asked us to be fair and to love one another even as you have loved us.
We ask you for your continued light to be shed on our ways so that we can right any wrongs. Lord if we are responsible for anyone’s imposition, pain or suffering we ask for forgiveness. If we have short changed another (intentionally or unintentionally) Lord give us opportunity to love again and remedy situations. Help us to be just and fair in all we say or do.
Lord your all seeing eye searches through the whole earth looking for those whose hearts are perfect towards you. We strive for perfection, but we know we are only made perfect through the marks which were made on your body for us and our acceptance of washing of water and by your word and through a relationship with you. Lord, I know that your desire is not to leave us disadvantaged, but to bring light to us where there is darkness. Let your mercy triumph over judgement.
In this hour, may you find us, watching and waiting, with our cups clean and our houses swept. Indeed, remove anything from our houses, homes, foundations that may foul or destroy or be acrid or bitter. Let there be truth and a clean sweep in our lives and in all our affairs.
Evangelist Linda J UK