A DREAM OF TWO PIGS

Posted: April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

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“And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: a sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”—Luke 8:4-8.

I had a dream a few years ago where I found two small baby pigs. I noticed that they were dirty and filthy, but I picked them up in my arms, and said to myself, “I need to get you into a place of protection where you’ll be safe and won’t run away to harmed or slaughtered.” I looked around and found nothing that would work, one area was not fenced in, while another was a barn that was not open for pigs. I felt weary of carrying the pigs and prayed for a place to put them for they needed a home and I didn’t want them to get restless and force themselves from my arms and flee away without having time to grow.

Then, from the corner of my eye, I saw a large, well equipped place that was perfect for them, it seemed to come from nowhere. I then walked into this pen and let them go, they stomped around and seemed to enjoy it as I quickly closed the gate behind me. But I then noticed that although there was boards all around to make a secure fence, one section was completely open. I quickly walked over, making sure the pigs did not follow, and found several wooden board slanks and began to close off the final section of the pen and relaxed as I felt good to know that the pigs would grow and not be harmed.

I walked awy feeling accomplished when suddenly an older man came to me, he seemed to come out of nowhere and a stern look was upon his face. His appearance was unique, he was short, a slender build but his countenance was one of hostility. His hair was bright and shiny, yet there seemed to be no compassion in him. There was something about his eyes. He looked at me and then looked at the pigs and told me in a very soft but stern, authoritave tone, “I lost two pigs, you have them, they are mine, I demand them back. Go and get them for they are rightfully mine.”

There was a moment that I was NOT going to allow this to happen. My first reaction was to fight the mysterious man, but something inside of me spoke to my spirit and told me to give them to him, as much as I didn’t want to, and the pain it caused me was great because I was actually helpless as I gave him the two pigs and he walked way, he never said a word to me, but it was clear of his stern expression and the way he glared into my spirit he would have wanted to do more to me, but something hindered him, as he loaded the pigs in his truck he just vanished – with the pigs.

I looked at the empty pen where I had worked for so long and my spirit was heartbroken, for the enemy had come and taken away that which I was wanting to keep and grow. But I realized as I left the empty pen, silenced of these baby pigs that someday the pen would be once again filled with life once more, but this time they would stay.

The dream was given to me as a warning that sometimes we cannot change the spiritual condition of some people, for sometimes they are owned by the very one whose always been their Lord – Satan. Every man or woman is accountable unto themselves and to God, salvation is not a promise, but a gift to those who are willing to receive it. The sad truth remains that many will never receive Christ as their savior and will go into eternity lost without salvation. Jesus himself spoke of this in Matthew 13:1-23 with the parable of the seed sower.

The mysterious man in the dream was Satan, the pigs were those whom rightfully belonged to him, and my trying to protect them was my desire to do what only God can do with the heart. Some individuals will never retain God in their knowledge, nor will they desire to surrender to the Lord. A sad reminder of the cold hard reality of life that not everyone will come to Christ whom we meet along life’s way, yet for those who will, God promises to protect and guide them into righteousness through his spirit as well as his word.

We won’t win everyone to Christ, it simply will not happen. But we can rest in the knowledge that God knows who will receive him and we can rejoice in that and keep fishing, for when one jumps out of the net, there are others who are ready to jump in. They are the ones whom we must reach.

 

Christopher

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