In a dream, I was the caretaker of a funeral parlor. My friend, Leesa Nesty, was there working too. The folks coming into the parlor were not coming to pay respect to any deceased individual; they were coming for an auction.
Strangely, I was wearing a black sheet. I kept one hand on the sheet at all times to keep it securely wrapped around me. I was getting frustrated that wearing the robe was hindering my work. I was embarrassed at wearing a sheet.
I remembered that in an upper room of the parlor, I had a change of clothes. I went there to change, but I couldn’t get in as the door was locked. I then remembered that Leesa held the key. I meandered down and back through the crowd, wearing my unlike toga sheet, to get the key from Leesa. By the time I had changed, all items were sold, and everyone was gone.
Dreams are a way in which God communicates to me to get me to ponder and glean insight on subject matters weighing on my mind. Pre-dream, I was thinking about the word God had given me to focus on for 2021—GRACE. I was also thinking about our nation.
And then, the dream.
A funeral parlor represents a place to go and say final farewells to the deceased.The items for the auction, I believe, were our nation’s liberty. My friends, America will die if she continues to have her freedoms sold to high bidders.
Ephesians 6 tells us to put on the armor of God so that we can stand against the devil’s schemes. It tells us to be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.
In the dream, I went to the upper room to change out of my sin-ugly drape. Spiritually speaking, an “upper room” represents a place where we sit with God and hear what He has to say. Yet, a key was needed to open the door. What was the key? A repentant heart.
At 2:30 a.m., I woke from this dream and repented. I opened my Bible to Isaiah 51 and read: “My righteousness draws near speedily, my salvation is on the way…AWAKE…clothe yourself with strength!” This is grace.
I said a prayer, fell back asleep, and woke later humming, “America, America, God shed His grace on thee…”
Grace upon grace. His Amazing Grace.