Dreams about houses are very common: a place lived in, a symbolic house never lived in, or someone else’s home. These types of dreams can give insight into the lives of the residents. For example, the following dream was received and journaled well over a decade ago. It explains what it means to be in Christ and His Name and how we access this place. First, I share my initial interpretation and then the dream’s more profound meaning after a revelation from the Holy Spirit. In this post:
- Dream: A Mystery Mansion
- Initial Dream Interpretation
- The Temple: God’s House
- The Location of God’s House
- The Floor Plan of God’s House
- God’s House is His Body
- Mystery Mansion Dream Meaning Revealed
- Heart Bandits
- Our Heart, His Home
- We are pilgrims
- His Heart is Our Home
- Treasures Untold
Dream: A Mystery Mansion
Initial Dream Interpretation
The vision in the dream (view through the window) reveals that my house, like every other house, is under construction. An angel (the guard) is assigned to restrict access to the construction zones. At one point, I repented of something (visited the bathroom) before returning to the living room. (Sin hinders our fellowship with the Lord.)
God’s Glory (the thick cloud) will be revealed as night falls (spiritual warfare increases). However, the Lord is watching over and praying for/commissioning those who labor (the two construction workers). He has assigned these workers to help to bring his saints to full maturity in Christ (complete their houses). We can expect this work to continue until the manifestation of His perfecting Grace (the number 5). Finally, I will observe what the Lord is doing in the glory and work with Him.
When the Holy Spirit recently reminded me about this dream, He repeatedly quoted – Dwell in Me, and I in you (John 15:4). So, I followed His breadcrumbs through Scriptures to learn more about His dwelling place. Subsequently, I made some surprising discoveries, some of which I share here:
The Temple: God’s House
King David desired to build a house (temple) but the Lord told him, no.
“Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, he shall build the house for My name” (I Kings 5:5). So, King Solomon built the temple, and as God required. As instructed, the blood of animals was shed before the Ark of the Covenant was brought into its new home.
God showed His approval of the sanctified place by attending the temple dedication ceremony (His housewarming party). In fact, the cloud of His Presence was so thick that the priests had to suspend their duties (1 Kings 8:10-11).
⭐️ In the coming glory, God will commission who and what He wants, and specify how to do it⭐️
King Solomon may not have realized how prophetic His prayer was in asking if God could dwell on the earth:
The Location of God’s House
We often hear the words “in Jesus Name” at the end of a prayer; however, according to the Scriptures God’s Name is more than a seal of authority, His Name is a place that we can access.
Jesus disclosed a temple not built with bricks and mortar, (His body), which the Jews considered to be blasphemous. When He prayed for His disciples, He actually specified the location of this temple: His Name.
The Floor Plan of God’s House
In the Bible, God’s Tabernacle had three chambers: an uncovered outer court accessed by a gate, and two covered chambers. The innermost chamber is the Holy of Holies.
Well, we were also created with three parts: our visible body, and two covered parts, the soul and the spirit. When our innermost part (the spirit) experiences rebirth, through Jesus’ Blood), we become One Spirit with Him.
I Corinthians 6:17 says But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
I wonder if we look somewhat like nested Russian babushka dolls: a layer within a layer within a layer.
God’s House is His Body
Every house has a door, an entrance. Only a burglar would try to enter through a window. Similarly, the only authorized way into God’s House is through Jesus Christ, the Door. Not only that, He is also the only way to remain there (John 10:1,9). Therefore, we (who are joined to the Lord) are the body of Christ (God’s House). He is our head and we are members individually (1 Corinthians 12:27).
Mystery Mansion Dream Meaning Revealed
I finally understood what God was showing me! The lovely living room in my dream is symbolic of the dwelling place of the Spirit. It is also a virtual meeting place wherever two or more are gathered in His Name. The other rooms still under construction are the soul and the body.
⭐️ God lives in me (my house), but there is an inner room (my spirit) which totally belongs to Him. His house is occupied and furnished by His Spirit. So when I am in His house, I am actually living and walking in the Spirit! ⭐️
The soul is under construction. In time, it will be perfected as we feed on God’s Words. However, the body will not be perfect until Resurrection Day (1 Corinthians 15). Thankfully, God has made provision for us to be healed through the Body and Blood of Jesus (Communion).
Our communion with the Lord and with other members of the body of Christ takes place in the Spirit. From this place, we can intercede for others even from a distance. For example, in the Spirit, the Apostle Paul knew precisely what was happening in the Corinthian church from miles away.
He also reminded them that the body of Christ is indivisible (1 Corinthians 5:3-4, 11:17-30). To not discern the body of Christ as One at the Communion table is to despise His provision for our redemption and healing. The obvious risk? Sickness and death!
⭐️ Where we dwell in His Name, there are no divisions, unforgiveness, or criticisms of others. After all, Jesus builds His Church (His Body) and protects her in His Name ⭐️
And that angel guard I saw in my dream, he was not there to restrict my access. He was assigned to prevent my unregenerate parts (soul, flesh) from breaking into the living room of the Spirit!
We can spend as much time with the Lord as we choose in the living room of the Spirit. He dwells in this place. But we cannot be ignorant of heart bandits. They come as life concerns, illnesses, worldly treasures, or self-promotions. They lure us back to the outer court where the flesh feels gratified.
Once the Holy Spirit activates our spiritual gifts, He does not recall them even if we leave (Romans 11:29). Sadly, some saints unknowingly depart His dwelling place or leave the premises altogether! (Matthew 7:21-23).
Our Heart, His Home
⭐️ All ministry, prayers, prophecies, and communion are best exercised from the dwelling place of the Spirit⭐️
⭐️As we abide in Christ, He transforms us and fulfills His Will in us⭐️
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6)
We are pilgrims
We celebrate Thanksgiving this week in the United States of America. Like pilgrims, we must journey from the front Gate (salvation) to the innermost room (Communion). At the same time, without wandering off the beaten path or getting distracted along the way. Psalm 84 speaks of finding and dwelling in God’s House, a place of honor even for a doorkeeper (verse 10).
⭐️ To ascend to God’s House often looks like a race to the bottom. This is because self-denial and cross-carrying are not qualities the world esteems. However, we eventually learn to prefer God’s honor than from others (John 5:44)⭐️
Our self (the soul) and body are focused on self-improvement and appearance. In this case, sadly, they show little interest in the place of communion. So, God takes us to the heat of the battle, not up to the tower but down to the valley. The Valley of Baca (Psalm 84: 6). To that end, through brokenness, our inner parts gain strength and experience life-transforming encounters with God (verse 7).
His Heart is Our Home
We enter His Gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Still, like the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle, there is less activity in the living room of the Spirit. There is no negotiation with the soul here. In short, there are no feelings of rejection or unworthiness or not feeling loved. There are no temptations of the flesh or addictions. This is the place we worship the Father, usually with no or few words. Here we wait for the Lord, His Presence, and His instructions. Also, we are One with other members of His Body who have also found His living room.
When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.” (Psalms 27:8)
⭐️ At salvation, we invite Jesus to live in our hearts. But to dwell in His House, we cannot be satisfied with the meager accommodations offered by our soul or flesh. To enter His heart, we must respond to His unannounced invitations. He knocks on the door of our heart (Song of Solomon 5:2-6).⭐️
We live in Him as He lives in the Father.
No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. (John 1:18)
What else is found in God’s House? In the inner chambers of the Spirit, the Blood defends us. Moreover, we dwell in the shadow of the Almighty and grow His Fruit. Here, we find wisdom and understanding, blessings, protection, and answered prayers. (See John 4: 23-24, John 15:4-5, Psalms 84; Psalms 112:3, Psalms 91, Haggai 2:8-9 and many more).
We are in Christ. (Colossians 2:9-10),
And we are thankful.
May we find Grace to dwell in Him. Happy Thanksgiving!
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.” (Psalms 122:1).