Crossing the Red Sea
Crossing the Red Sea
The 13th of February I had a dream. I always seem to dream more when I am away from home. Sometimes my dreams are just “pizza” dreams and sometimes they are real and relevant YHVH dreams; I have come to know the difference and this one was a YHVH dream.
A cluster of people, and I recognized many in the group, had come up to the Red Sea. We were all waiting expectantly for YHVH to part the waters so we could go through on dry ground. We were familiar with the Exodus story and we were expecting the same scenario. Our attitude was joyful, even playful as some in the group made jokes keeping the rest of us laughing while we waited for what we all “knew” was going to happen. As the wait continued we began to take off our packs and set down our loads; it was then a few in the group noticed small, furry, brown blobs tucked into the folds of their clothing. Thinking they were burrs that they had picked up on the journey then began to pluck them off only then realizing that these small, furry, brown blobs were alive. The instant these blobs were uncovered they began to grow and they grew at a phenomenal rate. As soon as a blob was discovered, if it was immediately plucked off the blob dissipated, but if there was hesitation or reluctance to dispose of the blob it began to grow. Once having begun to grow it was much harder to dispose of the thing.
Alarm started to spread its way through the group as more and more people discovered the small, brown, furry, blobs tucked into the folds of their clothing. A few soon realized the blobs were easiest to get rid of immediately upon discovery, not allowing them to grow and reproduce, they soon became free of them and then turned their attention to helping others get rid of their blobs. Some people let them, others were so terrified of the blobs or fascinated by them, and how they grew and spread that they went into denial that they had any problems with the blobs.
We were standing at the edge of the Red Sea waiting for YHVH to deliver us and now suddenly the joyful, playful attitude of only a moment before had been replaced with fear, anger, denial, terror, jealousy, resentment, disregard, contempt, competitiveness, and all because of some small, furry, brown blobs. What had happened to our unity?
The interpretation came as soon as I opened my eyes. It was very clear that we were at the Red Sea, waiting to cross over into the wilderness. The brown blobs represented “unnecessary baggage” that we must deal with and get rid of; if we try to hide the blobs or ignore them or indulge them – they will just grow, weighing us down – preventing us from making the journey.
“Get rid of this ‘unnecessary baggage’ now while it is small and relatively easy to handle,” said a loud and persistent voice in my mind, “Ignored – even for a day – and it will grow at a phenomenally fast rate; once out of the small, egg phase they are not so easily discarded.”
“Deal with them now!”
“It is imperative that these things be dealt with now. Taking ‘unnecessary baggage’ into the wilderness will only bring you trouble – much trouble.”
From scripture Caleb and Joshua are examples of those who got rid of their “unnecessary baggage”, they crossed over into the Promised Land – the rest of their generation died in the wilderness.
The Bride of Y’Shua has cast off all her “unnecessary baggage”. She is protected from the rage of hasatan. The remnant of her seed, even though having crossed the Red Sea, is in the wilderness with their “unnecessary baggage” thus exposed to the rage of hasatan. (See Revelation 12.) The rage of hasatan is captivity, famine, death by the sword, destruction, fleeing war, torture, deception (see Jeremiah 50 and 51), and there will be some that will escape and endure to the end.
YHVH highlighted these verses to me from my daily reading of the Psalms the morning I woke up from this dream.
Psalm 13:3; Consider and answer me, O YHVH, my Elohim. Enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death. Lest my enemies say, “I have overcome him.” Lest my adversaries rejoice when I am shaken.
Psalm 43:3-4; O send out Thy light and Thy truth, let them lead me; let them bring me to Thy holy hill, and to Thy dwelling places. Then I will go to the altar of Elohim, to Elohim my exceeding joy, and upon the lyre I shall praise Thee, O Elohim, my Elohim.
Psalm 73:21-24; When my heart was embittered, and I was pierced within, then I was senseless and ignorant; I was a beast before Thee. Nevertheless I am continually with Thee. Thou hast taken hold of my right hand. With Thy counsel Thou wilt guide me, and afterward receive me to glory.
Psalm 103:12-14; As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us! Just as a father has compassion on children, so YHVH has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are dust.
Psalm 133:1; Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!
We have to realize our need, and then seek for His Light and Truth to deliver us. We must recognize that we are nothing without Him and as we take hold of His counsel, His leading, we put ourselves into His hands and it is His compassion that removes all the things that keep us from being all He created us to be. Then, we may live in the blessing of unity with Him and each other.
The message was urgent, the messenger persistent. The time is late – we were standing on the shore of the Red Sea!