Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Lion of Judah

So, after starting this new Beth Moore study, I had a dream last night, and I believe an encounter with God that left me trembling and still has me shaking a little bit. I have not interpreted it yet, so if you are gifted with interpretation, I would like to hear your interpretation.

Here's the dream:

I and some of my family members were on a mountain top along with other people who were left to fend for their lives. It sorta seemed to me to be the end of time last days type of thing. It was stormy, very windy, as if a tornado would continually come and go, and each of us would take refuge and try to hide from the winds when they were about to get stronger. People were dying. At the onset of another storm, my family members and I were trying to take refuge, when I looked up and to the east I saw a lion, and I said, "Look! The LION of Judah!" I was very happy and excited to see Him for I felt salvation was at hand. He in turn made His way directly in front of me and roared with a very loud roaring voice spoken to me, "I have known you since the foundation of the earth." And then I woke up.

Upon awaking, several things went through my mind: 1) I had just been with the Lord and felt His radiant presence, 2) were the trumpets about to sound and the redeemed called to heaven?, 3) unclean like Isaiah, but also clean by the blood of Christ (both at once), 4) fear, 5) praises on my tongue "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty!"

Now even though I was awestruck and a little terrified, I was also peaceful in that I was able to go back to sleep with a radiant light ever before me.

So today I've realized that I know little about "the lion of Judah." Do you? The verses that spoke to me are these:

"For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, like a great lion to Judah. I will tear them to pieces and go away; I will carry them off, with no one to rescue them. Then I will go back to my place until they admit their guilt. And they will seek my face; in their misery they will earnestly seek me." Hosea 5:14-15

"When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. But the more I called Israel, the further they went from me. They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images. It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them. I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love; I lifted the yoke from their neck and bent down to feed them. ... How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboiim? My heart is changed within me; all my compassion is aroused. I will not carry out my fierce anger, nor will I turn and devastate Ephraim. For I am God, and not man -- the Holy One among you. I will not come in wrath. They will follow the Lord; he will roar like a lion. when he roars, his children will come trembling from the west. They will come trembling like birds from Egypt, like doves from Assyria. I will settle them in their homes, declares the Lord." Hosea 11:1-4, 8-11.

I cannot wait to get into my study tonight to see how God speaks.


  1. This is intense! I don't feel any strong sense of what the interpretation is, but I'll share my impression. Yes, it appears eschatological on the surface, but, from your description, it was very tangible, very personal, and so I don't think it's about the end of the world, unless said event is relatively soon and your family plays a key role in it (which I don't mean to say that I doubt).

    So, alternatively, maybe it is foreshadowing of some advent of Christ in the life of your family in some new way?

  2. Interesting thoughts to ponder. I'm still trying to think about the underlying message.

  3. I would love to sit down and talk to you about this sometime.

  4. Wow, Jamie, This is an amazing dream and I am sure you were in the very presence of the Lion Of Judah.

    Girl, when you wrote, I have know you since.... I got shivers up on entire body. just happened again. How awesome.

    How would you feel about posting this entire dream in a comment at Laced With Grace or at my place??? I couldn't get the link to work. So glad I stopped here however. You have received a precious gift indeed. Have a blessed day and thank you so much for sharing your dream with me and all the readers at Spirituall Unequal Marriage. Love and hugs, Lynn


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