A Brief but Meaningful Dream
This morning after waking up, I fell back to sleep briefly. During this time, the following dream unfolded. A woman sitting at a table is meticulously cutting her food with an ‘Exacto’ knife. With fork raised in the air, I see that she is eating chicken which has been dipped in an appetizing, seasoned and flavorful sauce. End of dream.
For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (Heb. 5:13-14)
Weaned from Milk
The dream was immediately understood. The woman, whose Hebrew name means ‘GOD is merciful’ and “Gracious gift of GOD’, represents those in the Body of Christ who are ‘mercifully and graciously’ redeemed by the finished works of Jesus Christ. The meat represents the deep (I am hearing: Profound) meaning of the Word; whereas, the Exacto knife represents the ability to cut and divide the Word appropriately and with precision.
The dream furthermore means that some Believers have grown, have matured, have been weaned from the milk (basics) of the Word and have progressed to meat (profound substance) in order to discern good from evil. Interestingly and meaningfully, knowing good from evil was GOD’S command to Adam in the garden following Satan’s beguilement and deception. Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. (Discernment) And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life (Wisdom contained in the Word and through the Holy Spirit.) and eat, and live forever. (Complete plan of redemption; abundant life and eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Tree of Life! Subsequent to the fall in the Garden, GOD had already established a plan to succor man from his earthly entrapment.)” (Gen. 3:22).
So much can be said about this topic but, once again, much too extensive to include in one message. The Church is called to take time out and study the Word. It is called to partake of the deeper substance of the Word in order to discern right from wrong during these critical days of immorality, deception, apostasy and lawlessness. And the matured Church is called to share this knowledge for the benefit of those who are still in the infancy stages of spiritual development and understanding.
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing (with precision) the word of truth. (2 Tim. 2:15)
Keep the Faith.