November 9, 2010 (between 5-8:30 a.m.)
In this dream vision, I was walking alongside, to the right of, what I perceived to be a powerful Chinese man. He was powerful in the sense that he was possibly a political or royal/governmental authority.
We were walking alongside the left-hand part of a highway, which seemed (to me) to be leading back toward the city limits of my town (as if we were coming in from the north). Our walking path changed its form as we continued along; from a grassy trail alongside the road, to entering into something like an enclosed public walkway.
This wooden walkway had both and upper-part and a bottom; of which, we were located at the top.
Continuing our walk, either the Chinese man had told me or I was "made aware" spiritually that China had taken over the United States -- likely due to an economic collapse. I was, again, made aware of a plan to progressively "phase in" a class system into the entire U.S. population.
I visually saw this: graphs of people being divided into separate "classes".
Him and I were still conversing throughout all of this. Yet, I cannot remember exactly what he was saying; but I do remember that he was talking about different plans concerning the U.S.
And I was this man's adviser/enforcer.
My attention focused again to the inside of this public walkway, toward a group of people who had walked passed us. Some were wearing hats. I was then ordered, either by the Chinese man or acting in response to my own oath, to verbally abuse those people to remove their hats in our presence.
This then happened a second time along the bottom portion, below us: a larger group of people were walking down below, and one of them did something that especially caught our attention. In response, I was provoked into, literally, jumping down there, grabbing this person by the head, and then forcibly slamming him into a wall.
From researching through the prophet Jeremiah, "the north" is a peculiar direction from which the LORD promised He would send evil forces upon unrepentant Judah, in judgment. Similarly, I've read in certain prophetic words (from trusted sources) that American's enemies will pour in "from the north", also (i.e. the Canadian border).
I have to believe, therefore, that "Babylon", in certain places here in Jeremiah, represents America, herself.
- Judgment Comes From the North
...(13)And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north. (14)Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land. (15)For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the LORD; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah. (16)And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands...
...(20)To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me. (21)Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his friend shall perish. (22)Thus saith the LORD, Behold, a people cometh from the north country, and a great nation shall be raised from the sides of the earth. (23)They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roareth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in array as men for war against thee, O daughter of Zion.
(24)We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, pain, as of a woman in travail. (25)Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side...
...(8)Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks. (9)For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.
(10)And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the LORD...
- Why did our walking path change from a grassy trail to the wooden, enclosed public walkway?
In part, wooden things in Scripture are representative of the works of man (especially in crafting idols), while the grass is something natural which comes from the Lord.
Therefore, the scenery changing from the grass (God-made) to the wooden walkway (man-made) may be representative of a transition from liberty...to bondage.
- The Dead, Wooden Works of Man
...And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone...
...(24)For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
(25)When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger: (26)I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. (27)And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. (28)And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell...
...(18)Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries, (19)And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them. (20)Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only...
- Furthermore, why was this public walkway divided into upper and bottom portions?
I believe this part symbolizes how people will be divided up; possibly based on ability, health, believing in Christ, etc.
I believe that this points more to the prophetic nature of this dream, in that an economic collapse (in part) will lead to subsequent foreign invasion and takeover by our enemies; which includes the Chinese.
Like Old Testament Israel and Judah being taken away captive by king Nebuchadnezzar, I believe that much of the remaining American population will be taken in similar bondage; whether to remain here in this land, or transported overseas to become indentured servants/slaves for our enemies.
I believe, therefore, that this was symbolizing the captivity of the citizens of the United States.
- The Trail of Captivity
II Kings 24:12-16
...(12)And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign. (13)And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said. (14)And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.
(15)And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon. (16)And all the men of might, seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon...
...(1)How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary! (2)She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.
(3)Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits. (4)The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness. (5)Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy. (6)And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer...
- Why was I verbally abusing folks to remove their hats in our presence?
From what I've uncovered in Scripture, covering one's head can represent a sign of mourning. Additionally, a high priest in the Old Covenant was not at liberty to uncover his head, as well. Furthermore, the Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, is a believer's high priest under the New Covenant.
Therefore...this would seem to indicate a kind of rebellion against God?
- The High Priest's Covering
...(4)And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp. (5)So they went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp; as Moses had said. (6)And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled. (7)And ye shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses...
...(7)They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God. (8)Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, which sanctify you, am holy. (9)And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
(10)And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes; (11)Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother; (12)Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD. (13)And he shall take a wife in her virginity. (14)A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife...
II Samuel 15:27-31
...(27)The king said also unto Zadok the priest, Art not thou a seer? return into the city in peace, and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz thy son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar. (28)See, I will tarry in the plain of the wilderness, until there come word from you to certify me.
(29)Zadok therefore and Abiathar carried the ark of God again to Jerusalem: and they tarried there.
(30)And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people that was with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up. (31)And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness...
- Why did I jump down and assault that man by ramming his head into the wall?
Totalitarian dictatorship, where the ruler has full control – and the “muscle” to carry it out. There, also, appears to be a distinct association in Scripture involving the adhering one's dead body to a wall...
- Walls and Dead Bodies
I Samuel 18:5-11
...(5)And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants. (6)And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick. (7)And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. (8)And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?
(9)And Saul eyed David from that day and forward. (10)And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul's hand. (11)And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice...
I Samuel 19:8-10
...(8)And there was war again: and David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled from him. (9)And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand. (10)And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night...
I Samuel 31:1-13
...(6)So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.
(7)And when the men of Israel that were on the other side of the valley, and they that were on the other side Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them. (8)And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa. (9)And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to publish it in the house of their idols, and among the people. (10)And they put his armour in the house of Ashtaroth: and they fastened his body to the wall of Bethshan. (11)And when the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul; (12)All the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Bethshan, and came to Jabesh, and burnt them there.
(13)And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days...