PRAISE HIM IN THE STORM!
January 21, 2023 8:31 AM
I had this AMAZING dream the morning of August 28th, 2021 right before I woke up.
I was with my (then) 3 year old daughter, Dalet. I have 3 older sons, but for some reason I was only with my little girl. We were walking into a very nice building. It was like a high class restaurant/ club, and reminded me of something you might find in the very wealthy districts of Moscow. The ceilings were very high, perhaps 80-100 feet and the architecture, decor, and furnishings were very opulent. Most of the workers/ employees that I saw were men; white, tall, buff, and they wore suits. They looked Russian and had an air about them- kind of arrogant, charming in a worldly way, uncaring, and ungodly.
And I don’t mean they seemed evil or anything, there was just no presence, no evidence of God in them or in this place. One of the male employees was coming on to a female who also working this place. She was a relatively young Asian woman, but did not look sweet and innocent like many Asian women I have known. She looked well-worn, had heavy makeup on, and had an all business, cold type of affect. She rebuffed this gentleman’s advances with a stony look and he simply went on with no care or never mind that it didn’t work out. He saw my daughter and me in the lobby entrance and showed us into the main room.
There we were met by another man who looked like a carbon copy of the first, and he reminded me of a personal trainer with his personality. With energy and characteristic charm, he began to show us the different areas in the room. He pointed out the gym area where we could go to workout, the very large bar, and the numerous tables where we could sit and eat. I found it odd that there was a gym in this place, but told him we would just take a table. He was quickly off to talk to some other people as Dalet and I sat down at a small table near the bar.
The bar was sectioned off by a half wall, but I could see the bartender from over that wall. She was different than all the other employees. She was older, and looked almost like a grandma. She wasn’t super fit like all the other workers I had seen here, and she didn’t have that Jersey boy/ mafia style charm the rest of them did. She had a little weight on her and looked a little more soft, not steely and cold like the rest. But when I saw she looked ‘almost’ like a grandma, I mean just that. She wasn’t the sweet pudgy grandma you and I all know and love, you know the one with rosy cheeks, kind eyes, and a smile who bakes cookies. No, this woman wasn’t warm or comforting, but she was the only one in this place that even came close to those things. But still, she fell short.
So as I sat at this table across from from my little girl, I began to think about something I’ve been thinking about in real life. I believe the Lord has revealed and confirmed that just before the 3 days of darkness, the Great Harvest, and the Rapture, that the Lord will take the children under the age of accountability and keep them in His care during these times. So I was thinking about this is my dream and going ahead and deciding that whenever Dalet disappeared that I would determine not to freak out or mourn her loss, but remember that it was very temporary, that she was totally safe, and so turn my energies instead to prayer when that time came. Just after I had thought about these things and proactively planned my response before it happened, the scene suddenly changed.
I was still in this same restaurant/ club type building, but instantly my daughter was gone and I was also sitting at a different table. I was close to where I had been sat before, but I was at a new table and was also facing a new direction. I saw before me a huge wall of windows that looked outside the front of the building. I saw several people sitting at different tables. All looked very wealthy and well taken care of physically and materially. I saw one woman in particular; she was in her late 50s, had her hair dyed blonde and fixed nicely, she wore expensive jewelry and makeup. She had on a nice pink skirt suit. You could tell by her skin that she had been well taken care of all her life.
So as I sat there and noticed some of the people, I closed my eyes and began to pray. Almost as soon as I did this, I began to hear the wind begin to blow. I continued praying. The wind began to pick up, gradually but also quickly. I kept praying. Pretty soon I could feel the other people in the room grow concerned as the wind was now starting to rage. My eyes were still closed, but now my inner prayer came out as I began to sing softy. The winds had clearly become a storm and the people were increasing alarmed.
As the wind and storms grew in intensity, so my song grew in both volume and in pitch. I had begun by singly quietly and my tone and notes were lower. As the storm winds raged, my volume grew and so did the pitch of the notes I was singing. I was singing about the Lord, about His glory. Now the winds were hurricane force. I could sense the utter panic in the room, but I was at total peace. I could feel the winds, but my body was not moved, not even my hair. I had been dressed for warm weather, but had a thin Indian styled shawl draped around my upper left arm. It had not moved or been blown away in all of this. I thought to myself that it was a good thing because I somehow knew that after this was over it was going to be cold and the shawl would be good to have to cover myself. But even at this point in the dream, the storm kept ramping up in severity. I spread out my hands in worship of the Lord as I continued to sing. I was so thankful for all this miracle and the wonderful peace and pleasure I was feeling. Without ever opening my eyes, I sang the last lines of that beautiful song: “Stay with me, stay with me…”
And I awoke in real life, hearing my daughter calling out to me for something she needed. As I was waking and hearing Dalet, before my eyes even opened, I wondered if my hands were raised in real life because I could still feel my hands raised in the dream. I opened my eyes and saw they were not raised, but just folded one on top of the other. I couldn’t remember the actual lyrics or words to the song I had just been singing in my dream except for those last couple of lines- “Stay with me, stay with me.” I quickly started singing them over and over so I would not forget them or the beautiful melody. I was so excited and immediately began thanking the Lord for this amazing dream and experience.
I believe the building and all that was in it clearly symbolizes the world. Everything in it was geared toward the flesh and material world. Having a fit body, taking care of one’s body, food to feed your body, beautiful clothes to put on your body, jewelry, makeup, the finest lotions, hair treatments, making money, drinking, etc. And it all was godless. The only thing in this place that almost looked warm or comforting was the bartender of the bar who almost looked like a grandma. That made sense, too. Without God, without the comfort of the Holy Spirit, what is the best alternative the world has to offer? Alcohol. It’s not real comfort, not real love or warmth, but it’s the closest thing a cold world has to offer. I think we all know about the wind and storm. It’s increasing right now on the earth and those who do not have their minds and hearts focused on Jesus alone are being much terrified. But my eyes never once looked out at the storm. I knew it was there and could even feel it somewhat, but it was not allowed to hurt or affect me. We all need to keep our eyes on Jesus. We can be aware of what’s happening geopolitically across the globe and at home, but our focus is on God and who He is. Truly, we will praise Him in the storm! I cannot stress how rough the storm got or how much peace , stillness, and blissfullness of soul I felt through it all. It was wonderful~
“When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is established forever.”
“Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.”
“He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.”
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
“Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.”
-1 John 2:6
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”
“Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by.”
“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples…”
“But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.”
“Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.”
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”
“Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.”
-1 John 2:24
“To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
“You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance.” Selah
“In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.”
“The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…”
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”
And as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, “Where is your faith?”
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