I would like to share a dream God gave me last night and show you how to interpret dream symbolism by taking it to the covenant of Jesus Christ.
Dream: I dreamed that I was receiving VA (Veterans Affairs) Benefits. [end]
I brought this dream to covenant to consider the meaning of the instruction given by the Holy Spirit. First of all, in the natural, war veterans receive compensation awards for wounds received in battle. This speaks spiritually to our cycles of growth and the suffering endured to battle against the wiles of the devil with the tokens of the covenant, to complete the cycle of growth.
Our Battle Scars: The Marks of Christ
The “wounds” we receive in battle are the marks of Christ. You’ll notice how God crowns your mind with understanding as He counsels your heart in His wisdom and how, having labored with the Holy Spirit to gain that perception, a circumcision has taken place.
The Spirit was addressing for healing the way in which the imagination and aspiration project for our peace and security, which is not only contrary to Christ, but harmful to us. This habit of the mind that the devil seeks to nurture, is taken captive to Christ.
Now, when the devil presents to you the same scenario, the same thought patterns (as he often does), you’re drawing upon the benefits (wisdom, knowledge, and understanding) gained in the circumcision experienced in the previous growth cycle. Each fruit of the Spirit is a living virtue of Christ (pearl of great price) that is developed in your soul as the Spirit of God bringing healing to the soul in those areas He is addressing for healing (the purpose of the growth cycle). Your soul must reflect Christ to be received of the Father.
In the natural, VA benefits are received for the lifetime of the veteran. Spiritually speaking, the Holy Spirit is teaching about the ongoing benefit of grace received and labored with. We can take comfort in knowing that God is directly involved with every aspect of our growth in Christ.
Benefit meaning: “an advantage or profit gained from something; help, aid, assistance, service; a payment or gift made by an employer.”
I thought about the tokens of the Lord (the manifold graces of God) that He faithfully grants to assist our endurance of faith. These tokens serve to increase our faith. They are a gift from our Master to aid our consistency.
I liked how this dream symbolism pointed to the reward part of our cycle of growth (revelation, resistance, and reward). We experience the ongoing benefits of having received and labored with the tokens of God’s grace daily. This speaks of not only carrying our growth cycle to completion daily, but in carrying those benefits gained into our next growth cycle.
Learn more about your growth cycle and how you can be equipped of God to overcome yourself, the world, and the devil. . . Why Christians Suffer
Learn more about how to interpret your dreams. A simple guide. . . Dream Interpreation for Christians
2 Thessalonians 1:3, “We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth.”
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