Now this dream is different than the last one I had, but there is a connection just the same…it may seem strange and odd but God translated it before my eyes and contrasted it with the former.
I dreamt that I was in the corner of a building with a wild party raging about. I felt out-of-place for I was not giving into the lusts of the world as before–I had changed. Though the people were praising all that was evil. I looked at them with pity and understanding for I had once been tempted as they were (in my dream).
Then I saw him. This man was laughing with a large group. They hung around him like he was their drug. He encouraged them in their sinning…
I wanted to sneak out before this man saw me, but his eyes landed on me, and he followed me outside. I ran into my home and shut the door.
I thought I was safe, but suddenly the door of my house was thrown open and there he was…This man looked at me as if he owned me. His eyes peered at me as if I were an open book that he had read several times.
The sad thing about having your life written down as a book is that you can go back and reread and relive the mistakes you had once made (or you can learn from your wrongdoings). I felt naked and dirty in his presence. I wanted to tell him to get out, but I had no voice!
In this dream, I must say, I did not look like myself. I had blond hair and my face was completely different (I could easily change how I looked on the outside).
The man forcibly questioned, “Where are the children?!”
I began to remember my past (my dream past not my real-life past) and how a temptation can give birth unto sin. The children signify the innocence of temptation. In my dream, I had gotten rid of the children and changed my life. A temptation may seem innocent like a child at first but gives birth unto a greater evil…sin.
Then I awoke.
Have you guessed who the man was? Satan. He gives us what our physical bodies desire but he doesn’t care about who we are and what becomes of us. As long as we do not get in the way of his plans…
What a contrast to my previous dream about Jesus! The Son of God knocked on the front door and was offering me new life. When I didn’t answer, He went to the back door and knocked. How different it was when Satan barged into the house and made me remember the sins of my past!
In this dream, I did not look like myself for I had tried to change what I looked like on the outside. Satan often tries to dissuade us from letting Jesus in and letting Him change us from the inside-out.
The Enemy wants us to think we have to change ourselves in order to be worthy for God…but here Jesus is, waiting outside the door of our hearts and offers us new life.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20
“Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.” Romans 13:14
“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.” Colossians 1:13
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.” 1 Peter 3:18