I find it interesting that on both Memorial Day in the United States of America and Shavuot and Pentecost Day in Israel and everywhere, people are honoring others that have marked out the path of their freedom. It has been marked out in both their spiritual life living for Jesus and/or the God of creation and in their physical lives here in our beloved country of opportunity. It is because of this curious coincidence of memorials that I decided to write a post of all the symbolisms of these most honored days and some other symbolic associations as well. […]
Ahhhh yes. It is my favorite time of year again, the time of year when all the Biblical Holy Days begin anew. I just love all of the festivities and the challenges and the trials….yes, even the trials or what I like to call– “Holy Day Growing”.
In case you didn’t notice, this post will relate more to those who observe or have been observing the biblical feasts for some time. I’m not trying to leave out any unobservant Christians but you will still get a lot out of this post if you read on. I include Easter, biblical holy days, and springtime symbolisms. […]
What about where the Bible warns that false prophets might use dreams to give weight to their message?
This was the question I posed in last week’s newsletter. In Deuteronomy 13:1-5 and Jeremiah 23:25-28 we learn that there is something we must be very wary about when it comes to Dream Interpreters and people who claim to speak for God. But could it be that these verses are not what you think? Could they perhaps speak about the corruption of people and not the corruption of the actual dreams? […]
Does the Bible say some dreams don’t come from God?
In Job, we read that nightmares come from God in order to warn us. A little more explanation of that is here. …but what about other biblical evidence that all dreams come from God? There is no question that Abraham’s dreams, Abimelech’s dreams, Pharoah’s dreams, Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams, the man in the army against Gideon’s dream, Jacob’s dreams, Laban’s dream, Solomon’s dream, the baker’s dream, the cupbearer’s dream, Daniel’s dream, Joseph (stepfather of Jesus)’s dreams and the wife of Pontius Pilate’s dream (Phew! That’s a mouthful…) all came from God. Every single dream turned out to […]
This morning I was talking to my daughters about our purpose here in this world. I had just reread the story of Absalom in the bible and I realized a parallel that I thought my children would really understand and could genuinely give them guidance throughout the course of their lives. In addition to that lesson, one of the most prominent of things that has stuck out to me the past few days is how truly blessed I am to live in a country with so much opportunity and I really wanted to drive that point home for them also. I think that most people believe that children and adult Americans take living in this country and all of our wonderful opportunities for granted. I am hoping to change that in them. […]
I was reading this Facebook post the other day where a woman told of her daughter’s dream with this symbol in it. She was in her home and somewhere hidden in her house was the encircled upright pentagram. There were a ton of responses from people trying to give dream interpretations and advice. […]
What Are Dreams?
Everyone dreams but no one seems to know for sure why we dream. Some believers think that our dreams come from God and that some come from the adversary or even demons. Further still, people believe that maybe some of their dreams are just nonsense. They believe it’s possible that they just ate one too many spicy tacos and their unconscious mind goes into spazz mode while they sleep. This is the typical belief among believers. However, I think it’s important to know that dreams are probably not what you think they are. […]
To put it simply, your dream is communication from God to give you guidance in life.
We don’t always feel that we need guidance but apparently, He does. Sometimes his guidance is an encouragement to keep up the good work. Sometimes it’s a gentle correction or a refocusing of the direction you are going. It is even sometimes a warning that you are headed for disaster. […]
Dream interpretation…I know people who think they can do it and people who are like, “It’s totally bonk!”
Sure, as believers in the Messiah, we read about God speaking to humans through dreams in the scriptures but that’s probably just like special circumstance stuff right??
I mean, I’ve had lots of dreams and I don’t ever remember seeing what I imagine God looks like just chatting it up with me while I sleep, although, I imagine some of you have. […]