Dream Journal Entry
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 08:09:47 -0700
A Prophetic dream. Lorrie Cantonwine
The princess in the dream represents Christian America, she is beautiful and wealthy like any princess would be, she believes that America is a fortified fortress so deep, and so high nothing can touch her, the humble ones around her believe that too, because if she is secure then all must be well. After all, she is so well put together, who wouldn’t follow her lead?
pajamas are sleeping clothes- they are figurative to apathy and a state of slumber. [ lack of alertness]. Meanwhile, what erupts from right under all that security is sudden death. There is a way that seems right- but the end of that way is death. The American Church from the elite to the common are unprepared and are in their sleeping clothes, (from sweat pants, to robes, all in danger of the same end).
The second part of the dream is the Lord showing you what watching, and praying, and being alert, will do for you and those around you. You will escape. It will be those who have not lived in the high-minded presumption that America and her Churchianity is too great to suffer defeat or judgment. For those that think like that, suddenly, what they believe is appropriate attire will be inadequate for what they will be facing, they clothed themselves with pride rather than humility, they slumbered, rather, than watched, and prayed. While we are to have peace, in Christ, the princess and her entourage are resting in a false peace. She influences those around her to believe the elite of Christian America would know what to do before they would, so following her lead, they too are resting in a false peace. As it turns out it will be those who have prepared themselves [matters of the heart] that will know what to do in the end.
Revelation 3:17-20‘ Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.… Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. –Jesus speaking to the CHURCH of Laodicea
The kitchen represents preparation.
You are seeing that in the day of adversity people will either run to cover themselves because of their inadequate apparel, or leave behind those things that would be needed that takes preparation. Remember: the lamps, oil, and extra oil, the ten virgins were suppose to keep ready. Five were wise and five were foolish. Instead of being ready the foolish ones ran out to buy more oil. Running to the market, or the dress room to get dressed is not where we are suppose to be in the day of adversity, or the day of our Lord. We are suppose to be ready to go. If nothing more, we are called to live our lives in such a way our house hold is ready. Ready to die, ready to escape, ready to meet all our appointments already dressed, with the proper preparations already made.
The food in the dream to be carried in the backpack were cured meats, cheese, and apples, cold weather food. They are gathered and stowed away by the one who has processed the milk and meat of the Word in their lives. The fruit of the spirit is a hardy fruit that holds up through life’s winter chills. Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken and in due season is like apples of gold in settings of silver. The back pack is that which is designed specifically for long treks and heavy burdens, this is the grace and enablement of God, His sovereign design that makes it easy for us to carry the burden* of the word of the Lord … He said my yoke is easy, my burden is light … We have all we need to fulfill his plan in our lives, and do his work.
The slippers speak of slipping through vicarious circumstances.
However, its a dual meaning. One for good and one for warning. It is like this, the Lord will slip you through impossible situations, but at the same time lets talk about foot wear. Slippers are from the sleepers wardrobe- I am thinking about sleeping with our boots on, which would be a better set of foot wear if anyone were to hike out on foot with a back pack. The message in that is for all of us- we need our feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace. Again, meaning to make ourselves ready to endure the walk that binds us to, and leads us in, God’s peace. In reality slippers can only get us so far before the rocky terrain of life unbearably bruises us, so the Lord’s message is to learn more of Him who is the Prince of Peace, that our foot wear be appropriate for the journey; laced up and booted for the long haul. Mathew 24:12-13 “Because lawlessness [offenses] will increase, the love of many will grow cold. “But the one who endures to the end, will be saved.”
Whether this dream is super spiritual, just an allegory, or a predictor of things to come, it is a prophetic dream from the Lord, and has a message for whom ever has ears to hear, the impact is just as real whether it is the eternal destiny of souls, matters of the heart, or physical world upheavals. Readiness means your back pack is packed!
New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’“‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’“But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Ephesians 5:12- 24 The Message
… Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.
Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.
It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak.
* ‘‘The Burden of the Word of the Lord.’’
THE Prophets of old were no triflers. They did not run about as idle tellers of tales, but they carried a burden. Those
who at this time speak in the name of the Lord, if they are, indeed, sent of God, dare not sport with their ministry or play
with their message. They have a burden to bear—-‘‘The burden of the Word of the Lord.’’ And this burden puts it out of
their power to indulge in levity of life. … God’s true servants, who are burdened with His Word, right
willingly and cheerfully carry that burden. We would not be without it for all the world.
C. H. SPURGEON, Speaking
AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON.
** Ephesians 4:7-12
But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it says, “When He ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, And He gave gifts to men.” … And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ-