Prophetic Dream: Solve 18 x 18
I had the following dream on July 8/9, 2015.
In the dream, I am in a large, Costco-like store. I am wandering through the toy aisles looking for a gift for a friend’s son.
Next, I am seated in a small office-size room with chairs along the walls. There are others seated along the walls with me, and a man in the front of the room speaking to us.
I am wearing shorts, but they are inside-out. The man says he wants me to solve 18×18, so I write it on my shorts. He dismisses me from the group to solve the problem, so I get up and leave while everyone else stays there.
When I awoke, I began studying with the Holy Spirit’s guiding.
Unpacking / solving it from the end to the beginning:
18×18 = 324; (18 squared)
Biblical meaning of the number 18: “bondage” and “life” – This is a paradox. Release from bondage to Satan, the world, and our flesh brings life; so bondage TO Jesus brings life.
18×18 in Scripture:
Read from Exodus 30 Expanded Bible (EXB): The Altar for Burning Incense
1 “Make an altar out of acacia wood for burning incense. 2 Make it square—•eighteen inches [a cubit] long and •eighteen inches [a cubit] wide—and make it •thirty-six inches [two cubits] high. The corners that stick out like horns must be one piece with the altar.
…6 Put the altar of incense in front of the curtain that is near [or above] the Ark of the Agreement [Covenant; Treaty; Testimony], in front of the lid that covers that Ark [mercy seat; atonement cover]. There I will meet with you.
…9 Do not use this altar for offering any other [strange; profane] incense, or burnt offering, or any kind of grain [or gift; tribute] offering, or drink offering. 10 …This altar belongs completely to the Lord’s service [It is most holy/the holy of holies to the Lord].”
This altar is specifically for offering the prayers of God’s holy people. It is not for offering sacrifices, gifts, or vows. We will come back to verse 9 that talks about a “strange/profane” incense.
Read Revelation 5:8 Expanded Bible (EXB) emphasis added
When he took the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders bowed down [fell] before the Lamb. Each one of them had a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s holy people.
The number 324 in Scripture:
Nehemiah 7:23 Expanded Bible (EXB)
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23 the descendants of Bezai—324;
Who is Bezai? Notice, he is identified as a leader who sealed an agreement in verse 18 of Nehemiah chapter 10.
Read from Nehemiah 10 Expanded Bible (EXB) emphasis added
1 These are the men who sealed the •agreement [covenant; treaty]:
…14 These are the •leaders [officials] of the people who sealed the •agreement [covenant]: Parosh, Pahath-Moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani, 15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai, 16 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin, 17 Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur, 18 Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai,
Nehemiah 9 gives the context of “The People’s Prayer” / “Israel Confesses Sins” and concludes with “The People’s Covenant”. I encourage you to read it.
Inside-out shorts refers to girding the loins. Notice, the shorts are inside-out. The New Covenant that Jesus instituted is a working from the inside-out. The Truth must touch the flesh; it is not for outward show.
Luke 12:35 Expanded Bible (EXB): Always Be Ready emphasis added
35 “•Be dressed, ready for service [Let your loins be girded; tucking garments into the waist belt to allow swift movement; a metaphor for preparedness], and have your lamps shining [burning; lit].
1 Peter 1:13 Expanded Bible (EXB): A Call to Holy Living emphasis added
13 •So [Therefore; For this reason] •prepare your minds for service [prepare your minds for action; or, be alert; gird the loins of your mind] and have self-control [be disciplined]. All your hope should be for [Focus all your hope on] the gift of grace that will be yours [brought/given to you] when Jesus Christ is shown to you [at the revelation of Jesus Christ].
The small office-size room represents a prayer closet, hidden away from the bigger world of distractions. What is the “incense” / prayers that are to go forth from this prayer closet?
Matthew 18:18 One New Man Bible
“Truly I way to you: whatever you would bind upon the Earth will already have been bound in heaven with ongoing effect, and whatever you would loose upon the Earth will already have been loosed in heaven with ongoing effect.”
Hebrews 12:24 Expanded Bible (EXB) emphasis added
24 You have come to Jesus, the One who brought [mediator of] the new agreement from God to his people [covenant; contract], and you have come to the sprinkled blood [Jesus’ blood shed on the cross] that •has a better message [speaks of something better; or pleads more insistently] than the blood of Abel [murdered by his brother Cain; Abel’s “blood cried out” to God for vengeance, but Jesus’ blood cries out with a message of forgiveness and reconciliation].
Jesus blood was poured out on the altar of incense as an atonement. Abel’s blood wanted vengeance and the Law pronounced blessings and curses. Jesus became the curse of the Law; His blood cries out for forgiveness and reconciliation. He requires us to bless our enemies, so the Cross pronounces only blessings. Any contrary prayers that pour out from the hearts of those identified as His are a strange/profane incense on the altar upon which His blood has been poured out. (Refer back to Exodus 30:9.)
What are the saints praying? Is the Cross received, but the Law given in prayer? It requires (18) bondage to Jesus, self on the altar, for Life-giving (18) prayers to come forth.
I am a friend of God. In my dream, I was looking for a gift for my friend’s son – God’s Son. Prayers that align with His heart, His sacrifice, His finished work, His blood’s cry for forgiveness and reconciliation are a gift to Him.
A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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