This dream, journaled seven years ago, recently recaptured my attention because it speaks wisdom for these times. At the end of this post, I extend an invitation to those who are curious or motivated to look deeper.
Remove the Old Toilet!
The town and its manicured green spaces looked postcard perfect from the apartment that I shared with some family members. Our sky unit, housed in one of three towers, had floor-to-ceiling clear glass windows and doors on every side, as well as a wrap around balcony.
This was no ordinary high-rise because the lone access to the ground level was through a doorway to the balcony. There was no staircase or safety railing, only an overhead handle (for the left hand) suspended in mid air. The handle was the entire elevator, and it accommodated only one person at a time. My Brother rode it down first. When my turn came, the height was initially overwhelming. However, the handle felt totally secure and my feet touched down in no time.
Scene 2: We were at a retail store in town in what seemed to be a depressed inner-city area. The spacious store had huge glass windows, overhead lighting, and was vacant. Some people arrived and took a keen interest in the space, but my Brother said He already had plans for it, and would begin with some renovations. Suddenly, a couple of policemen arrived and carried out an old toilet. (End)
Disclosure: This dream is not about me; I am a participant in a “family” of Believers, and the Lord sometimes appears in my dreams as my Brother. I have never lived in a high-rise; the location is unknown.
Analysis and Tips
An apartment is usually a place of transition, and the tower location means being “positioned to see” visions, dreams and to receive revelation (Ephesians 2:6). The more elevated or the more floors there are, the more heavenly the perspective.
There were 3 towers. The number three means the Perfect Witness (Divine confirmation), but it can also symbolize time or collaboration (Genesis 40:18, Ecclesiastes 4:12). You may download free tables with numbers and colors in English and Spanish at www.chozehconnections.com)
Seeing through a glass or open window (or door) is often seeing a vision-inside-the-dream. These kinds of visions help us to interpret the dream because God expresses Himself very clearly in visions (no interpretation is needed). On the other hand, dreams are parabolic and must be interpreted (Numbers 12:6).
No railing at the balcony means: Stay in God’s timing and protection, because walking in presumption (blindfolded) could be dangerous.
Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling… (Jude 24).
Worship (reaching overhead) activates the supernatural “elevator.” (Also, anything gas fueled, electric or battery powered in a dream, moves with spiritual power).
In context for this dream, left is what we need faith to accomplish; right is what we can do through our gifts and talents.
The Handle may represent God’s Right Hand as He securely holds our left hand: His strength perfected in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9, Psalm 18:35). So, God invites us to partner with Him (hand to Hand) by faith.
A change of scenes in a spiritual dream means some unknown amount of time will elapse. In Acts 1:7, [Jesus] said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.” Therefore, we cannot know the future unless God speaks a specific date, for example 1972, or He enables us to discern time from numbers, distance, or Scripture.
The brighter the ambient light, the clearer the vision and the purer the spiritual atmosphere (as at the tower). But even the tiniest of lights will shine brightly in a dark place. God is Light (1John1:5).
Others came to the retail space because the Holy Spirit will draw those He has given similar “visions” to work with Him.
Was the retail space in disuse and disrepair because a previous opportunity “went down the toilet?”
In dreams, bathroom fixtures are associated with cleansing, repentance or deliverance from spiritual toxins.
Why remove the old toilet? If the vision (view from the tower) decodes the dream, then the reason must be the “view.”
Where we “sit” influences what we “see.” Porcelain thrones (toilets) focus on repentance through learned routines and rules. So, the two policemen angels (law-men), removed our “religious” focus.
In contrast, true transformation requires a new location and perspective: the Tower (Heaven).
Firstly, because this is where we are “seated” in Jesus Christ and grow to understand the absolute goodness of God, forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus, and the assurance of Peace through His Blood (Ephesians 2:6, Romans 5:1, Colossians 1:20).
Secondly, if Jesus did only what He “saw” the Father doing, shouldn’t we do the same? (John 5:19)
So then, the blueprints for God-approved work “on the ground” must originate from the Tower and be executed by the Lord Himself!
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth… and He will tell you things to come. (John 16:13)
God has plans “in store” to shift our focus from religious routines to revelations (dreams, visions and the supernatural) to bring transformation. Thus, He is drawing seer worshippers in His Family, who He has equipped with His visions for marketplaces (or local communities or governments), to partner with Him by faith and to follow His directions.
There’s much more. Can you discern other hidden pearls and metaphors in this dream? If you can, or if you have seen similar dreams and visions, (or are just curious) I would love to hear from you! (Please use Contact in the top menu).
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)
Let’s “join hands with His” in what He is doing. Amen!