There were two doorways in the dream and through one of them came a line of people that were coming to hide away their treasure. Through the other door were people who are coming to bring food, drink and provisions. I am not sure if I was the recipient or just the oversight of what was going on.
The fact that they were bringing it to a place I was lying down at told me that these were perhaps people I knew, or people that knew me. I saw the line of the people who are bringing in treasure and I saw clearly that many of them were extremely nervous, anxious, worried and even frightened. The other line of people who were bringing in the food, drink and provision seem to be cheerful in almost every case. They were not necessarily hiding away something that they were concerned about, but they were simply giving because they could. Because they wanted to.
End of dream. I awoke from that dream wondering more about the timing of the dream then I was about the message.
I also heard this word. Nehushtan.
After I came downstairs, I looked it up. It was the brazen or bronze serpent that had been on a pole. Moses had erected it per the order of the Lord and those who saw it would not die from the bites of the “fiery serpents” the Lord had sent in response to them grumbling and denigrating God and Moses. Later in the book of 2 Kings, Hezekiah destroys this image. “the brazen serpent that Moses had made; for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it; [it was called|and he called it] Nehushtan”
Clearly Paul calls us to be a cheerful giver. The Bible warns us about where we store our treasure. We are told stories throughout the Scriptures about men who tried to save everything only to lose themselves. Maybe it is just a reflection of the last few days of watching the stock market dive, oil prices drop, and the world become frenzied over the general state of the economy. But I feel there is a message of peace here. Peace in knowing that what you are doing is right, and has great value.
One of my recollections was, that as I looked at the treasure that was brought in the gemstones had no sparkle, the precious metals had no luster and everything looked generally old. Tired, even. What did I see with the accumulation of vegetables and drink and provision? The room was filled with the wonderful smell of fresh fruits and vegetables and aromatic wines.
The provisions that were brought in looked as if they had been bought just that morning.
Amazing days. Nehustan? Jesus? I do not think we are looking at a decision or a choice, but God revealing what He values. All while you enjoy and partake in the rest of the Lord.
Many hearts will stumble and many lives will.
Some will trust in horses. Some will trust in chariots. But, we will trust in the name of the Lord.