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[b]Rotting Floors. Please help me understand :o( [/b]

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Hello friends,

It seems like this is related to a previous dream I posted, but I am not sure who this represents or what it means. What seems obvious to me may not be right at all, so here it is. Tell me what you think.

In my dream it was night time and everything was grey and without color. My husband and had rented an apartment in the city because we wanted to be close to where everyone was. There were many tall buildings and I loved the apartment because it was across the street from the John Hancock, one of the tallest buildings in the world. The apartment building was made of concrete and we lived on one of the top floors.

I saw myself resting my head against my husband while we sat on the sofa. The senior pastor's wife and her sisters along with other leaders of the church had come to visit. I saw the senior pastor’s right hand man, one of his armor bearers who is also the head of maintenance for the church properties. I remember feeling like a bad hostess because I was depressed and distracted by the disrepair in my apartment and feeling overwhelmed by it.

The floors were made of wood and they were rotting from water damage. Every time we turned on the water the pipes would leak. My husband said it was because the copper pipes were not sealed properly. Whoever soldered them did not do a good job sealing them. It seemed as though it had been leaking for a long time because the wood was turning black wherever there were leaks and the floor was unstable. The landlord knew there was a problem, but he was a sort of slum lord. He kept sending inexperienced workers to fix the problem, but they were only covering up the damage. Underneath the wood was still rotting and the pipes were still leaking.

I saw myself walking through the apartment with my husband and we could see all the damage and knew how to fix it, but because it wasn’t our house we didn't and couldn't do anything. My husband showed me where he tried sanding and smoothing out the rough edges of an archway made of drywall that the workers tried to patch up. We knew that it would be a waste of time because the whole place had to be torn down and rebuilt the right way.

Then, I saw my nine year old daughter sweeping the floor when she asked me to turn off the heater because it smelled really bad. I told her, “You know I can’t smell. What does it smell like?” She said she didn’t know, but it’s stinking up the house.

After that, I saw the senior pastor’s wife get up and say, “I just wanted to come have dinner with you and see how you’re doing. I’ve been here three times, but we can come back when you’re feeling better. As I kissed everyone good bye, I felt the armor bearer kiss me on the cheek and I got this very warm feeling over me, but sadness at the same time because I didn’t want them to leave.

After they left, I saw my husband push me off the balcony. I’m not sure, but I think it was intentional. I think it was more that I hope it wasn’t intentional. I fell a few stories down and remember not wanting to fall so I grabbed onto another balcony and for a moment was discouraged and thought I should just hang there, but I knew I couldn’t carry my weight for long, so I pulled my self over the balcony only to find that the door to the other house was locked.

I could see the head of building security dispatching the guards to look for me in the building. She told the guards, “You know where to look. Just concentrate on three floors”. They were the wrong floors. I knew from my experience as a security manager that she was giving them bad instructions, but I did not say anything, because I knew she wouldn’t listen to me and I was not in charge. I had to stay on the balcony wait to be found.

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The Lord knows I love puzzles, so I startex to look for the pieces in scriptude. I'm reading 1Corinthians, Colossians, and Ephesians. I just haven't quite made out the last two paragraphs, but I feel I'm getting closer. I will keep praying on this for confirmation.


...but of all these put on love which binds them together in perfect unity.

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hi there... I don't have a full interp for you but floors are definitely a type of 'foundation' and since they were in your home, they are personal to your life. What are your foundational Christian beliefs, if you don't mind me asking, and is your husband a Christian?
I am also wondering how you FELT during this dream.. I noticed that you wrote the colours in the dream were dismal.

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The apartment is not so clear to me because my husband and I have spent so much time volunteering at the church that we practically live there. It's our other dwelling place and the place I chose to be close to everything we love. I believe this tells me that what is going on is happening in the spiritual realm. I rather assume it’s my family situation as well. After all, there is disunity in both places.

Me resting my head on my husband was me literally resting my head on my husband as I was dreaming, but it can be interpreted another way as it pertains to our covering. The pastor's wife is actually a pastor so it’s the pastor, church members and the armor bearer that visited. I believe them to be God trying to have a relationship with me. Not sure about the church members, but I receive it as all one body in Christ. I have been fighting a sort of depression over the challenges I have been going through with the ministry and my extended family. My spirit was already broken from all the mess around me at the ministry so a recent family betrayal pushed me down into a deeper slump. I felt powerless over what I see around me. I cried and prayed to the Lord for guidance and comfort.

My husband and I have been helping with repairs at one of the church buildings, so we know that copper pipes must have all the impurities removed so they can be welded. This is done with a blow torch. As I read through Ephesians 4:16, I felt that this scripture explains perfectly the disconnected copper pipes as the disunity in the church and family. The wood rots because of the disconnection not the supply which comes from the Lord. Meaning, we are not connect to Christ as we should be.

Me walking through the apartment with my husband, I think is the Lord showing me what’s wrong, but change has to come from within.
My daughter smelling a bad odor from the heater, I think is the aroma we give off which is displeasing to the Lord. Basically, our stuff stinks of sin and we need to clean house, hence the broom. It’s just my guess.

The pastor saying we can come back when you are feeling better, I take as God trying to reach me, but I was too busy looking at someone else’s mess that I didn’t keep watch over my own. That I felt sad that the armor bearer left may be because I gave into sin or depression and not that of the Holy Spirit.

Being tossed over the balcony by my husband, yikes! I don’t know about the last two paragraphs. Maybe it’s me falling into my depression and getting discouraged. At first, I thought it was me giving into sin God allowing me to toosed around 'til I get. Someone said it could be how I feel, lonely and trapped because no one listens. The balcony and the locked door could be me feeling alone because no one is listening.

The last part, the female security guard, I have no clue. I just remeber she sent the guards to look on the lower levels and I had only fallen a few stories. I don't know I think this just doesn't fit. I even think I might have already woken up at this point and fallen back asleep to dream about being toosed over the side.

So that's my amateur interpretation. I will keep praying for confirmation.

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Typo in 2nd to last paragraph.....

At first, I thought it was me giving into sin and God allowing me to be tossed around 'til I get it.

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Hey I know that black and white or no-color dreams are intercession dreams in order to bring life into it. Sorry, I forgot to add that those are also dreams God gives us to show us what satan has planned and for us to pray against it and have God to do His will...

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Indeed. I have had a very heavy feeling to pray ferverently day and night since I had the dream. I have been woken up from a deep sleep. At first I was being attacked, but after calling on Jesus it stopped. Now I am woken up almost every day for weeks. I dont mind it any more. I love the worship time. It's usually at 2-3am so its routine to get up to pray and read the bible.

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This all came to pass. It was a warning and a promise.

I left the ministry and jioined a bible study. The guard was the leader I had a disagreement with. She was literally looking for me., but I am actually just studying the Word now. This is what I was trying to accomplish all along, learning more. I sought help from the ministry but they were not able or willing. I was also. distracted by all the projects they had me working on.fixing this and that. I was ffustrated because I wanted more of God and less distractions. It had to happen for me to ficus on my family and put God in the center. The stink from the heater vent was literally what my tenants were smoking and I threw them out. That was the sweepng that needed to be done besides the order I needed to set at home. Working on building a solid foundation now with my family and we are loving every moment we spend doing it with Lord as our teacher.

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