YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS
by Joan Morrone
Free to Share
Author requests article critique
Free to Share
Author requests article critique
SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
HIRE THIS WRITER
Joel 2:28 “And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; and your sons and daughters shall prophesy. Your old men shall dream dreams; your young men shall see visions.” Old women have dreams, too. I had a dream from God. This was in September 2000. A few days later He gave me a partial interpretation. As I write this on December 15, 2004, I am getting more explicit meanings of it.
First of all God was “operating” on me with His two-edged sword. He promised He would heal me in all areas of my life, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Four years later He is still healing me but only as I am ready for it.
This is the dream. Although God has given it to me personally, it is also meant for all Christians who want God to operate on them for their over-all healing or can I call it a make-over. I dreamed I was lying on a clean white hospital bed. A big hand with a knife was hanging over me. I had no fear; only a feeling of peace and contentment.
The hand came down and cut me wide open from my neck down. The two sides of my body were spread out flat on the bed. Blood began to trickle out slowly then gushed out in a mighty stream. It was bright, red, healthy looking blood. The hand took a mesh bag out of me and hung it on a line. I woke up. What a weird dream so I thought.
A few days later I got a partial interpretation. The operation would be literal and spiritual. They would be intertwined as time passed by. Hebrews 4:12-13 “For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Nothing is hidden from God. He knows ALL about us. Although we try, we can’t hide anything from Him. God is opening up all who are willing to operate on the inward man to get rid of out secret sins and errors. He will also let us know what we are doing right. We may be surprised! He knows whether our good deeds are done for His glory or to earn us “Brownie points” to get us into heaven for our own sake.
We waste a lot of time when something, though basically good, is not in God’s will for us. God is not concerned with our outward show of goodness. He examines our inward intentions. Read Psalm 51:6-13 and especially note verses 6 and 7. “Behold you desire truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.” Verse 10: Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a right spirit in me. Then will I teach transgressors your ways; and sinners shall be converted to you.”
We can only teach others what we know off hand, through experience. Our testimonies are what we have gone through. It is our faults which we have been cleansed of. Is this why God lets us go our own way, knowing we will fail? When He picks us up and cleans us, He can use us. We didn’t ask for our trials but God knows what each individual needs to draw him closer to Himself. He uses what we have learned from this to help others who face the same things.
Now back to the dream. The flowing red blood was the blood of Jesus washing out all the accumulated garbage in my inward man. I had a hard time believing God could forgive me for what I had done; especially for dabbling in the occult for a season. It was just enough to give the devil his opening. I was just in each one a short time; to learn a little bit about their false doctrines without being saturated with any one of them. This was a new revelation. God knew where I would be today. Thank God He didn’t cast me away.
As God is being kicked out of public places, the devil is allowed to move further into these empty spaces. Whether anyone is listening or not, I am to warn people of what is happening in our generation. Will people ever learn? God knew I was searching for the truth but didn’t know where to go. I was ready to get into the New Age Movement. The Holy Spirit pulled me out.
The pure blood was going into every part of my insides, washing out all the impurities of sin and error. NOTHING was passed over. Being so peaceful while lying on the table meant I was willing to let God operate on me. I was thoroughly cleansed by the blood. It is an antibiotic that keeps the infection from spreading. Now God could start creating in me the new creature I accepted with hope.
I couldn’t see how it was possible but I believed and still do.
Romans 8:24 & 25 “For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees why does he yet hope for? But if hope for that we see not, then do we with PATIENCE wait for it.”
We have to be changed into that new creature God has promised us. We can not get into heaven with the old corruptible creature.
The bag on the line holds all the new parts God is going to put in me and you after He takes out the old. It contains a new heart, body, soul and spirit; the whole works. I didn’t see this with my physical eyes but I see it in my spirit. Our old body will remain as long as we are on this earth. We have to have something visible to hold the new man together. II Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.”
Before a baby is born, it starts as a tiny seed. It gradually has all its parts added for nine month until it is completed and ready to make its appearance. New Christians are like that baby. God is in no hurry to make everything new all at once. It will be in His timing. I don’t believe, since we are carnal beings, that we can handle all the changes at once. When someone gets a heart or kidney transplant, it is possible that his body may reject it. It is something foreign invading his known body. Not always deliberately but from old bad habits, we may try to reject what God has for us. It is foreign to our old man.
It took so many years to build up our strongholds and hang-ups. God will take parts out of the bag as we are ready to accept them. He will not force anything on us. I did ask for a new heart. I had built a brick wall around it. I didn’t want to get hurt. I can see it is gradually changing and getting a little softer. I need this to keep the blood of Jesus flowing freely. He doesn’t give us what we don’t want or ask for. We have to DO something on our part to receive them. This is apart from salvation. Ephesians 4:17-32 tells us about a new way of thinking and living. It tells us to PUT off (Verse 22) the old man and PUT on (Verse 24) the new man. It is something that we have to make up our mind to do.
We may fail from time to time but the Holy Spirit will help us.
Remember, we already have the makings of a new man but as long as we are in this corrupt body, God has to continually deal with us. No one has arrived yet. The blood has already done its work. We can accept or reject what God has for us. We will lose a lot in rejection. What hasn’t been changed will be when Jesus returns for us. I Corinthians 15:51-53 tells about being changed in a twinkling of an eye. God knows we will not become perfect in a life time. Hebrews 12:1b “Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith.” I am letting God operate on me. Will you?
I have many testimonies of the changes He has made in my life in all areas. I will be writing about them on this site in the future. God bless you
PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR, LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by Joan Morrone or search for other articles by topic below.
Search for articles on: (e.g. creation; holiness etc.)Read more by clicking on a link:
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.
God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You
...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38
LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Joan, I loved this article/testimony. It is so true. Be blessed in Jesus. Irvin