Jewels From Judy
Wednesday, November 30 2005
3 Earthquake Dreams
Dream 1 - Violent Earthquake In Colorado
For the record, I have not been in an earthquake or lived in an active area where this has been a major threat.
In this dream I was walking with my brother along the Cache La Poudre River northwest of our hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado. Since neither of us has lived there for years, it would seem we were there visiting at the same time. We were fondly talking about his grown son, Tom. As we spoke I couldn't help but notice how beautiful the scenery was. The dry mountain air was cool and crisp. The sky was an exquisite deep blue, the trees were bright green, the river's water was clear, and the tall granite cliffs were brown and red in color. It was breathtaking and looked exactly as I remember Northwestern Colorado in the early summer. There were many vacationers by the river who were picnicking and enjoying the beautiful warm weather. As we talked I was looking at the river and it dawned on me that I had never seen so much water in it before.
Suddenly, and without warning, the earth began to tremble. I saw the mountains shake and felt the earth move beneath my feet. Prior to this I hadn't even noticed all the people enjoying the beautiful day. They hadn't caught my attention until the earthquake hit. I became fully aware of them because they began to scream and run wild when the trembling began. Even with all the screaming and chaos happening all around us, I was totally at peace. My brother looked at me as if to ask what we should do. I reassured him that we would be alright if we dodged the rocks as we saw them roll down the mountain. We turned our attention to the high mountain cliff that was set back away from the river's edge where we stood. What we saw shook us to the core. Unexpectedly, huge sections of the rock wall were being shaken loose from the steep rim, and the fractured cliff walls began to topple! They quickly began to make their trek down the mountain straight toward us. We realized that there was no possible way we could avoid so many of them, so we took off running as fast as we could uphill towards the closer mountain cliffs. We hoped that if we could tuck into an overhang, the rolling boulders would bounce over and around us. We were sprinting up the mountain towards a tall rock ledge, but I knew I was not going to make it. Seeing that it was my only choice, I headed for a smaller but closer ridge hoping I could find an overhang to shield me. I turned to see if my brother would make it. I yelled, "MIKE! I LOVE YOU!" He yelled back, "I LOVE YOU TOO!" I felt we both knew that this catastrophic event was going to separate us, but we also knew we weren't going to be separated forever.
I continued to run for cover when out of the blue a huge boulder bounced right in front of me. Much to my surprise there was a young man riding on top it! He had harnessed it and was riding it down the mountain! He wore colorful safety gear - a red and white striped helmet and knee pads. Somehow I jumped up onto the boulder as it flew by, and stood behind him and rode it too. End
My brother seems symbolic of loved ones, and not only family, but brethren in Christ. Though we may get separated we have assurance that we are seated together in Christ Jesus. See Ephesians 2:6.
Talking about his son would seem to point to blessing future generations. See Genesis 9:12-17 and Psalm 78:1-7.
I believe this river's name is significant. The name, "Cache La Poudre" is French for "Stash the Powder". There is a local story that says the river got its name when some French travelers hid some gun powder in the canyon one winter because it had gotten too heavy to carry over the mountains. Dunamis is Greek for "Power." It is where we get the word, "dynamite." So this river may have been chosen by the Holy Spirit in this dream to reveal God's hidden power (stashed gun powder) at work. See Psalm 46 and 97. Though dynamite and gun powder have different chemical compounds, they are both have explosive qualities. The deep blue sky is symbolic to me for heavenly revelation from the Lord. When I see blue in a dream I know I need to pay attention. The bright green foliage is evidence of new life budding forth. God has given us, who believe in our hearts that Jesus is the Lord, to know the hidden mysteries of His kingdom. The fact that it was early summer I think is significant. I believe the Lord is granting us a growing season like no other. It is a time for planting the Word into those around us who are lost. The brown and red rock seems to point to humanity in need of salvation. The river being fuller than I had seen it would point to the fullness of God's Living Water being poured out on the earth before His return. Clear water is common for Rocky Mountain rivers, but it is somewhat unusual to be so clear during heavy runoff. That would suggest that the runoff was consistent and maybe had been occurring for some time. This may be the flow of the prophetic. The clear fast moving water would seem symbolic of Jesus, The Living Water. The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. See Revelation 19:10 and John 4:10-14. God's word is CLEAR to us that His blood is what cleanses us from sin and all unrighteousness. The earthquake itself is both symbolic of the shaking going on in the earth both spiritual and physical. It is also prophetic of things to come. The Lord reveals this a number of times in the Gospels and the Revelation of John.
The Man on the Boulder
The "youthfulness" of the man standing on the boulder wasn't necessarily representative of his age. It may have been, but it seemed to point more toward his ability, agility and creative technique of leading. To me this symbolizes his ability to stand on The ROCK -Christ Jesus in times of crisis and to lead others to do the same. He was using what could have caused him destruction to keep from being destroyed. He harnessed the power of this cataclysmic event and rode it out. His youthfulness may have very well have been the anointing of the upcoming generation of men and women who are creative in there walk with the Lord and their willingness to give it all and to never bow to the enemy. See Daniel 3. His safety helmet was red and white which seem to be colors symbolic ofsalvation (the blood of the Lamb) and purity. Red also symbolizes fire - he would represent one who is zealous for the things of God. His knee pads would suggest he spends a lot of time on his knees in prayer. He wasn't controlling the boulder but was holding onto it with the reigns. This indicated that he reigns with Christ, the Rock of our salvation. I also got the impression that this man, who represents true leadership in Christ, is of the same spirit of the man in a different dream that saved a child from a mangy lion. This dream and its interpretation are found at http://thefathersloveim.org/child_threatened_by_mangy_lion.
This dream also reminds me of how eagles mount up on the thermal winds that approach before a storm, and uses that energy to soar above the storm until it has passed. It USES the destructive force of the storm to take it higher! Also see what Joseph said in Genesis 50:20 for another application.
Dream 2 - Inner and Outer Shaking
This dream took place in my childhood church. I didn't recognize anyone sitting there. My pastor and his (spiritual) father were up giving announcements. When he began to talk his voice became like thunder. I was so shaken on the inside that I couldn't even hear what was being said. First my shoulders began to tremble, then my arms, and then my entire body shook violently. What he was saying was not anything of great consequence, only things going on at the church. At first I couldn't tell if it was a physical earthquake, a move of the Holy Spirit in the church, or something going on just inside of me. The shaking subsided and I looked around. I didn't see anything out of the ordinary. The congregation was sitting there listening to the announcements like we normally would. That is when I determined what was happening was taking place internally. I tried to sit back and relax. The pastor and his (spiritual) father were talking, and though they were talking in normal voices, the shaking in me began again just as it had before. The thunderous sounds I heard from their voices reverberated powerfully on me. I began to shake so hard I grabbed a hold of the pew in front of me, and cried out to the Lord. In a loud shaking voice I yelled out, "OHHHHH! JESUS!" Everyone was startled. They turned and looked disdainfully at me bewildered that I would just shout like that for no apparent reason. Deep within me I felt an impending doom approaching the earth - like a catastrophic earthquake. It was so overwhelming I couldn't help but to cry out!
It subsided again. While I was struggling to regain my composure so I could hear what was being said, I turned around and looked ?through' the huge church doors and saw mayhem taking place just outside. People were screaming and running for cover as buildings and rocks were falling on them. Inside the church we were all sitting there just listening to announcements; it was very calm. Outside it was pandemonium. End
I believe the pastor and the spiritual father represent the leadership of Christ - specifically that of a pastor and an apostle. There seems to be a powerful resonance that reverberates in the spirit realm when the anointing of a pastor and the anointing of an apostle come together. It is a strength and a force that causes things to move.
This may sound strange, but it seemed like I was actually the earth and the pastor and his spiritual father's voice was that of the Lord. Like the shaking going on in me is what happens in the earth at the sound of the Lord's voice - even when He speaks something simple. Please do not misunderstand that I think my leaders speak as God. It is only a type and a shadow I suggest here. The pastors in the dream are not perfect. Christ is perfect. No others are. The word also tells us "a person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT The shaking that took place in me at the sound of their voices would seem to symbolize the pastoral, apostolic, and prophetic anointing that coming together creates. See Matthew 18:20.
An odd thing for me personally was that every time the shaking in me stopped, I longed to feel it again. It was frightening because of the magnitude of it; however, because it was a shaking I received from God, it was also euphoric. See Psalms 97:5 and 114:7
The People Inside
Though the people looked at me the way they did when I cried out, it wasn't an unusual response to my outburst. One thing I have noticed in dreams - as in real life is that something that is out of the ordinary isn't usually met with open arms. Even though I had to suffer their disapproving glances, I was still safer with them inside than outside the church with the mayhem. This was also shown to be true in the dream at http://www.etpv.org/2005/cltb.html This would tell me that though we may disagree in the Body of Christ, we have protection with each other. It's the ?safety in numbers' idea. The 3rd dream confirms this too.
The People Outside
They were in chaos because they were outside of the protection of the shed blood of Jesus. See Daniel 12:4; Revelation 6:14-17 and 9:4. They were open to sudden and complete destruction. The people inside Christ (not necessarily inside the church, but those IN CHRIST) were at peace. That peace is symbolic of the security we have when we are in Christ - who are seated with Him. All who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Inside Christ there is peace. He is our Strong Tower that none can knock down. He is our Rock and our Fortress, our Shield, our Very Present Help in times of trouble! See Proverbs 18:2; Psalm 31:3; Psalm 46:1; Psalm 62; and Psalm 91.
Dream 3 - The ROCK
I walked into a restaurant to get a bite to eat. It was the type of place where you would order at the counter and then take your tray of food to a table. As I was walking through the line, I noticed a group of people all sitting together in the back right corner. It was like a separate area from the main dining room, but it was still open to the main dining room, there was no door separating them. The way they were sitting struck me as odd. They were not sitting facing each other like you would normally do in that scenario. They were all sitting facing the same direction and they were intently watching something. I thought there was a TV sitting on the floor or something like that that they were looking at. They were really into it. Not being the bashful type, I walked over by them to find out what they were doing. They were not looking at a TV at all, but were gazing at an upright slab of white granite. While they were attentively watching the rock, an earthquake hit. Everyone outside and in the restaurant were running around distraught, but this group stayed right where they were and didn't budge or even look up. Ceiling tiles were falling in the restaurant but not where this group was sitting. I became aware of this fact when a tile hit the side of my arm. It was the only part of me that was outside of the area where they were sitting. Everyone else in the restaurant was panicking and trying to run away, but they couldn't get away from the falling debris. They were so terror-stricken that they didn't even notice this group who were sitting completely unruffled and uninjured by what was going on around them. I moved in closer and stayed with this alert and vigilant group watching the rock. End
The Restaurant and People
These would seem to be symbolic of ?the world' - common everyday life.
What puzzled me when I woke up was that the granite slab looked like a tombstone or monument, but somehow I knew that wasn't right. It wasn't like this physical slab of rock was a god or idol. Then I realized it was a ROCK. It was THE ROCK- Jesus Christ! It was symbolic of Christ.
The People watching The Rock
Representative of the people in the Body of Christ who are really and truly focused on Him and on His direction. They stayed totally alert to The Rock. The peace they had made this apparent. They were unmoved, unshaken, and undistracted by what was occurring around them. They watched and waited and didn't react to the terror and hysteria. They were not shaken by those things that traumatized everyone else because they knew where their help came from.
It is interesting that the only part of me outside of the shelter of the group got hit with a ceiling time. As soon as I moved it inside their area I was safe. This would signify the safety found in fellowship.
I do believe there is a hard shaking' coming. It could possibly be war inside the United States of America; possibly terrible earth movements, possibly life-changing shaking in the heavenlies. Maybe all of them. I truly don't know, I can only report what the Lord has shown me. I love the saying, "I don't know what the future holds, but I know Who holds my future." I believe we need to "Go and make disciples," as the Lord commanded in Matthew 28:18-20. He will clearly take care of us if we are focused on Him.
Scripture References For All Three Dreams:
Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah 4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. 5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. 6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted. 7 The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah 8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, Who has made desolations in the earth. 9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire. 10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
Isaiah 2:10 Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, from the terror of the Lord and the glory of His majesty. 11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
Hebrews 12: 25 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, "Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven." 27 Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Ps 18:2 The Lord is my Rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Ps 18:31 For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a Rock, except our God?
Ps 18:46 The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted.
Ps 27:5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.
Ps 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."
1 Peter 2: 7-10 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone, a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense." They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed. But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
Matt 21:44 "And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder."
Remember there is another application for an earthquake found in Acts.
Acts 16:26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were loosed.
Thank you for your time and consideration and God bless you in your journey to seek the Lord's will and His ways,
Exhortation Concerning Earthquakes
August 30, 2005
My Child, do not become unsettled in your mind. I Am your Rock and Your Foundation. I am your Sure Foundation!
The shakings will come. Yes there are wars and rumors of wars just as there are shakings and rumors of shakings. But you are not to be rattled by what I have shown you. Tell those who have heard what you have seen not to be nervous or anxious by what I have shown you. Doesn't My word tell you that you will know, so that you will not be caught unaware?
Come, sit with Me. Come all you who labor and need rest! Come sit in My lap and let me show you that your security is in Me. Come and rest and learn of Me. I am meek and lowly of heart and you will find rest in My midst. I will show you what you must do and I will see you through it. You run here and there, but I want you to sit, My Little Ones. You wear yourselves out and quickly become distracted by the world and what is going on around you. Yes, I have called you to be My hands and feet. But wouldn't it be good to hear from your Head - Jesus - to know where it is that you are to take My hands and feet?!?
I have sent My Holy Spirit to teach you and it will do you good to sit at My feet and hear what the Spirit says.
I Am your Prince of Peace. You will never find true rest unless you are resting in Me. So come! Come to Me, My child. Be still and know - KNOW - that I Am God!