Sunday morning April 10th I was having a dream. In the dream I was looking at a sheep pen. The pen was grassy and there were a few sheep grazing. These sheep were not grazing together but each one was kind of off by themselves. They seemed content to be apart looking for food. In fact the sheep were so content they did not bother looking around. They had their backs to the flock with their heads down as they headed toward the fence. Suddenly out of the left corner of my eye I saw black bulls coming down from the sky. They fell like rain one after the other yet the sheep were oblivious. Upon touching down on the ground the bulls began to chase these few grazing sheep. I watched a specific bull chasing one of the sheep around and around. I turned my head slightly to the left to ask the one standing next to me what this was about and suddenly I was shaken so hard I woke up. Startled, I sat up and heard the words, “Leave the month”.
I spent all of Sunday puzzled by the dream and the words, “Leave the month”. Just before bed I typed a note to a friend asking if she had any thoughts. Maybe it meant something to her or perhaps she could steer me in the right direction. I fell asleep mulling over the dream.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week I spent constantly thinking of the dream and the words. I kept the pressure ON and did not give up asking God for the interpretation of the dream and words. I felt so strongly it was important because of the urgency with which I was woken up. Along with prayer I studied. I searched the Bible, concordance and dictionary for clues to the meaning of the words: leave, month, bull, and sheep. I looked online for clues from Jewish web sites for insight regarding bulls and sheep.
I learned a lot! I discovered there are many interesting meanings of the word “leave” such as: to consider, entrust, or bequeath. However, I felt if God wanted the meaning of the word “leave” to be anything other than the obvious He would have just used a different word. The same with the word “month”, I felt it was a clue to the timing of something (which my friend also suggested).
Now for bulls and sheep. The sheep was easy. We all know sheep are used to describe all of us! Bulls are considered strong and powerful. A black bull could be a symbol for Satan. Bulls are also a sign for Taurus or the month of May. I tried piecing the words together in a different order. I left it alone on Wednesday with, “Leave the bulls. Chase the sheep”. I knew it wasn’t quite right but it seemed like I was closer.
This morning (Thursday) I opened my kindle and continued reading from the third chapter of, “A Warrior’s guide to the Seven Spirits of God Part 1: Basic Training” by James A Durham. He began a discourse on the subject of the “wheat and the tares” and while reading I knew the meaning of my dream and the words, “Leave the month”! First, please read from Bible Gateway: Matthew 13:24-30(NKJV)
The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares
24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”
In Christ, Anne
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(this post was originally published April 14, 2016)