Jewels in the Midst of the Storm

There are treasures of light in the midst of the darkest storm.

One week ago [from the original post in 2008] I was given a simple yet very vivid dream that captured my attention. The dream appeared to take place in the beautiful Northwest part of the United States and in the background I saw what appeared to be Mount Hood*. I am unclear of the significance of this particular volcanic mount but it was what the Holy Spirit chose as the backdrop for this particular dream.

*(Mount Hood is a stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located about 50 miles (80 km) east-southeast of the city of Portland, on the border between Clackamas and Hood River counties. Mount Hood's snow-covered peak rises 11,249 feet (3,429 m ) and is home to twelve glaciers. It is the highest mountain in Oregon and the fourth-highest in the Cascade Range. Mount Hood is considered the Oregon volcano most likely to erupt, though based on its history, an explosive eruption is unlikely.)

Fire and Rain

I was riding a bicycle in this dream as fast as I could to get away from the activity of an approaching eruption of Mount Hood. All of a sudden, in the dream, I saw Mount Hood erupt. Plumes of smoke filled the sky like a giant fireworks display on the 4th of July. I kept peddling as fast as I could knowing there was still time to avoid the volcanic results that appeared imminent. Others were on their bicycles was well and were racing to get out of the way of the looming disaster. Chaos seemed to be the prevailing ruling atmosphere as fear was griping many hearts.

All of a sudden I slowed down and realized it was beginning to rain. I stopped and pulled over to the side of the road while others just raced right passed me. They seemed driven by fear but in this dream I knew something else was about to occur. As others were racing to escape the storm, I looked up I saw a great explosion as Mount Hood erupted with smoke and fire high into the air. It was beginning to rain. Fire and Rain. Fire and Rain. Yes, Fire and Rain came down at the same time.

But as I knelt by the roadside, I saw that jewels were being scattered all over the ground. As I got out of the panic mode, and I paused along side the road, to my surprise, I found that as the Fire and Rain hit the earth, it turned into precious jewels. I was now fully engaged in picking up the jewels that were falling in the midst of the storm. Entire diamond and emerald rings, onyx necklaces and precious jewelry were being scattered all over the ground. But I had to pause, get out of the panic mode, and get off the path, to even know that the fire and the rain turned into precious jewels.

A Word in the Dream

I was elated in this dream as I collected handfuls of costly gems. I loaded up my backpack with scores of rings, bracelets, necklaces and pendants of every kind. Others were totally unaware that jewels had fallen. They were caught up in the fear driven moment of escaping the dire circumstances. As I woke up out of this stunning dream, the voice of the Holy Spirit spoke to me, “I will give jewels to my bride in the midst of the storm.”

Yes, He will give jewels to His bride in the midst of the storm. I needed that dream and you might also. As odd as it might seem to you, I actually feel led by the Holy Spirit not to interpret all the symbols for you in this dream. I believe this dream will speak to you right where you are – right where you live. I know how it is speaking to me. But this is not just a dream to help me navigate in a perilous hour – this dream is filled with clues and hints, if you search for them, on how you too can find jewels in the midst of the storm. Yes, He will give us treasures in the midst of darkness.

May the Holy Spirit guide each of us into His ways and the fullness of His purposes in this very hour. Blessings to you in this season and may He adorn you with His jewels even in the midst of a storm. In Jesus Great Name! Amen and Amen!

James W. Goll, December 2008
Encounters Network – PrayerStorm – Compassion Acts
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