This morning I awoke to the sudden realization that indeed, the left side of jaw was still completely filled with teeth. You see, I dreamed last night that one of my teeth was loose and then just fell out - now I’m an adult and I have no baby teeth. But then even more odd all the rest of my teeth on the left side of my jaw fell out - and at once! So in the dream, I was holding a pile of teeth and saw myself as if I was in a mirror and kept thinking that it was my right side. However random this may be - I felt very distinctly that this was the Lord. So what was He trying to say? After bringing it before Him and doing a little research I came upon this revelation: God is bringing me (also applicable to the Church) to a place of the removal of man’s wisdom for God’s. And the reason that I kept thinking that it was my right side is because the left hemisphere of the brain controls the right body functions. As in, when God’s wisdom was initiated He would be able to be in able to take me (us) to a deeper place spirit, soul, body! Mind, spirit, strength. What was quite interesting about this revelation was that it came in light of a previous dream that I had in which I man that was a Jesus type figure or someone in authority in my life came to me and said that I was using the wrong quadrant of my brain. Now, if I had known that there was such theory this would have made sense but I didn’t - see the picture of part of my research above. How are the two connected? Well, teeth often represent wisdom. So my question to the Lord was “How are losing all my left teeth connected to wisdom?” Well “mans” wisdom has much to do with the left hemisphere of the brain. And then I remembered this “quadrant” dream and He was telling me to look deeper. Something more specific than just man’s wisdom. For me, I felt this was the logical, analytical, fact-based, quantitative thinking. He doesn’t want to take this away but get me (the Church) to allow His wisdom to filtrate through.
The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of justice. Psalm 37:30
My mouth shall speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart shall give understanding. Psalm 49:3
So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! Romans 11:33
For it is written:
“ I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 1 Corinthians 1:19-21
“God deliver us from teaching truth without experience. For the lack of experience in the truth prevents us from seeing the opportunity that the Father is presenting. When we practice the Presence of God, we can never stumble….. We do not become a new person by changing our behavior; we discover the person we already are in Christ and behave accordingly” - Graham Cooke
The Lord gave me a dream about a month ago and in it there were a group of men likened to the disciples that were going around asking people about love. It wasn’t specific but they were rating where people were at in regards to love, in malls, in churches. Well the dream ended in a church with pews and about 100 people attending a meeting by these gentleman. And they said they were going to go fishing for each of the people there, and that they had a choice whether or not to receive the fish they got immediately or wait - for if they waited they would recieve a greater reward that wasn’t detailed. Most people chose to recieve there fish immediately. When they made that decision, the fish was gutted and the skeleton taken out - the bones handed to the person first, then the meat of the fish.
Through this I believe that the Lord was saying that the church’s temprature was being taken - were they walking or even understanding Christ’s love. And when these ’disciples’ went fishing, those that chose to recieve there reward immediately recieved the bare minimum (bones first), for they were walking in their sight. Those that waited recieved a greater reward, but they had to trust these strange men - for they didn’t know what that reward was.
And the Lord has been quick to teach me these past couple days about experiencing Him, rather than just knowing what the Word says. Now, the Word of God is VERY important… but if we live by truth we haven’t experienced, what is that a mark of?
I believe that this dream relates, in that, our experience with the Lord isn’t necessarily something seen, but felt when faith is able to sink into our very being and we experience trust.. Isn’t there a greater reward in trusting, than in simply receiving what we see humanly?
Quite often, when I am worshipping the Lord will give me these phrases to begin singing over the people I am ministering to. Today, while leading in worship very solemnly on piano He gave me the above phrase. And I just believe it to be so true - that we realize and accept that the Lord desires us! God is jealous for us and for us to EXPERIENCE HIM not just know what His Word says.
Last week the words He gave me were “Let the words on my mouth be praise (repeated)… for I want to daily live… daily live in Your praise”. For often we live in death without acknowleding it! Every Friday, this solemn time of piano playing is for a duration of time we have open for a healing room. Though this minsitry has only been open for a couple months now, it is during the food bank ministry we’ve had at our church for several years. And no matter who walks in, every person has left with tears… tears of the Spirit awakening their insides to feel God again!