Falling

Dreams of falling are quite common — Off cliffs, buildings, down ravines.

I just reviewed five web-pages of over 100 web-sites which claim to give the meaning of  the “falling” dream. Psychology, Astrology, Christianity and even Hollywood all weigh in. Seems to be an obsession with the meaning of “falling” dreams.

In contrast, the Bible teaches in Jude 24,  ” (He)… is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” What’s up?

Blaise Pascal observes the condition of natural man: Inconstant, bored, anxious. Young people he describes as: all noise, diversions, and thoughts for the future. He says:

“We think playing upon a man is like playing upon an ordinary organ. It is indeed an organ, but strange, shifting, and changeable. Those who only know how to play an ordinary organ would never be in tune on this one. You have to know where the keys are.”

In spite of the defects, the nature of man persists toward the tyrannical. “a desire to dominate everything regardless of order.” ” …wanting to have, by one means, what can only be had by another.” more Pascal

So, perhaps it is this drive toward dominance, even if by deceitful means, rooted in the fluctuations of  boredom and anxiety, that lead natural man toward a need to interpret every soul shift, including dreams?

Another Bible contrast goes, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24

The viewpoints, (Bible versus natural),  are opposing diametrically. With God’s view, falling is not “utter,” since God is upholding a man when he falls. In addition God keeps us from falling beforehand.

But Paul, in Galatians describes a people who have “ceased to adhere to Christ, who seek justification by the law” What has happened? They have fallen into their former focus, trying to adhere to a prescribed rule of life, (seeking soul-dominance?). These folks want a guide-wire for every turn of the road, a handle or railing, This quest for “definition of all life’s events” has caused them to fall off from grace.

Why? And how much? Well, ultimately, no person saved by grace can ever fall from it. Otherwise it would not be called grace. However, we can fall from the experience, access, power and enjoyment of it. But there’s more. We can fall from the God-guidance system of faith and grace.

The paradox exists, if we preoccupy ourselves with thoughts of falling, by dream or otherwise, we fall from God’s life of “grace” operation, which holds us up, See Roman’s 14:4

Friends, a strongly determined will can not substitute for faith/grace. A strong will toward faith/grace, however, is of great value. What’s it mean?

It means that instead of answering every question about life, I am contented with knowing what God wants me to know. Can I pray for more understanding? Yes, but thankfully, simply walking with the All-Knowing God defines the life under grace. We do not wish to let a subjective experience define us, or remove our sense of well being.

Smart men walked on the moon, daring men walked on the ocean floor, but wise men walk with God. J.C.Ryle

Lastly, do you still wish to know what your dream means?

Daniel 5:12  teaches,

“Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel …  and he will shew the interpretation.”

Ecclesiastes “5:7  says “For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.”

A man of Spiritual power, knowledge and understanding was God’s interpreter for the King. We should not settle for anything less. Love ya

One Comment

  1. P. Norm said:

    Wow P, Tom,

    Sounds like we have nothing to fear. We’re positioned to be led in life by The
    Living God. In Jesus name. Call on Him today.

    March 11, 2020
    Reply

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