I had a dream in the early hours of the morning today. In it I am a watcher, as if I am watching a movie. There is a King and Queen dancing in a dark room, wearing clothing that is reminiscent of a long-gone era, however is not time specific. During their formal dance their two bodies are separated by some space. His right hand is on her waist. She has long brown hair, loose and flowing down her back. He is wearing His crown, and has a square jaw. As they slowly dance, she has her right hand in His left and she holds her dress in her left hand as they dance. There is a sense of intimacy between them that is established over time.
They dance behind a dark wooden set of stairs, steps that seem as if they lead to an attic, and are out of sight in my dream. Suddenly, from behind the stairway, I see His hand tossing a cut-glass vase with red roses in it up the stairway. Interestingly, there are many, many roses crammed into the vase, yet only the rose blossoms are visible. The vase rolls down the steps, and the Queen catches them on the 3rd step from the bottom of the stairs. In the dream it seems important that the roses are caught by the Queen, and she does.
Then the “camera” cuts to a close up of the King’s left hand. In the area between the thumb and first finger there is a red wound, as if he has been scratched by a finger nail. The “camera” then moves to just one section of his jaw, and there is a wound on his jaw as well. The “camera” then shows a very tight close up of the Queen’s face to focus on a scar that is hidden in her eyebrow. There are also some other scars on her face and forehead, as if she has been cut while fighting in the past and they have healed over time. Some of these scars are larger and deeper than the others. Most are healed, but there are cuts on her face that are still raw and red.
In this dream I see the beautiful imagery of the end time church. I see the King, our King Jesus, who is dancing with His beloved bride, His Queen. She is beautiful, but she bears the scars of the many hits she has taken to her face. The enemy has tried to “de-face” the church, to make her less attractive and beautiful. She bears the battle scars of multiple fights over time, some obvious, and some not so obvious … such as the one hidden in the eyebrow of the beautiful Queen.
In spite of her scars our King loves her still, and offers her flowers – ROSES – in a cut-glass vase. He is offering Himself to her, for He is the Rose of Sharon (SOS 2:1). The simple, wooden attic steps represent our climb to heaven, literally a stairway to heaven, made out of old, dark wood. Wood is symbolic of that which is dead, i.e., the old man (John 15:6). He tosses the roses up the stairs, and they roll down to the third step, where the bride catches them. This is important, because we have already had two great awakenings and there is yet one more to come! This time the Queen, His beloved, will “CATCH” the Rose of Sharon!
The cuts and scars on the King are symbolic as well. He has obviously “taken one on the jaw”, however undoubtedly turned the other cheek (Matt. 5:39). In addition, our King has a wound on his left hand. The first finger is indicative of God, the number “1”, power and authority. The thumb stands for our “will”. One is helpless without thumbs, and cannot exert his own will which is why thumbs are removed from captured Bible kings (Judges 1:6-7). In addition, blood and/or oil is applied to the thumbs to set a priest apart for service to God (Ex. 29:20, Lev. 14:7). In my dream, the King bears a wound on His left hand – the left symbolizing the supernatural and the right symbolizing the natural. This shows an attempt by the enemy to destroy the power, authority, holiness and the Will of God in this earth realm. The good news…it’s just a scratch! The enemy has failed! He has failed to take off the King’s thumb and forefinger, has failed to remove His power, authority and His will! His holiness remains (Amos 4:2, Heb. 12:10)!
Our Queen holds her garb – her clothes of righteousness — with her left hand, while the King holds her right hand in His left. Her garb is held – dictated – by “the supernatural”, as she decrees a thing and it shall surely come to pass (Job 22:28). She puts on her garment of praise (Is. 61:3) while He holds her natural circumstances in His supernatural hands (John 10:29)! He holds her body gently by the waist, steering her as they dance, both leading and guiding her by the power of His Holy Spirit (John 16:13). He is unable to lose control of her in this manner, as he holds her both “in the natural” and in “the supernatural”!
This dream is a picture of what was, what is, and what is coming. Our King is guiding us and steering us both in the natural and in the supernatural. I believe we are on the verge of the final great awakening. Our King is dancing with us, leading us and guiding us into all Truth. During this end-time harvest, this time the Bride will surely CATCH her Rose of Sharon!