I had the following dream early in the morning of 31st March 2009. I very seldom have significant dreams, but this one was different. Here it is.
Rosalind and I were being ushered into a “special” building. I say special, simply because I sensed it to be so in the dream. Those who escorted us, two in number, were also “special” people, perhaps angels. I had no way of telling.
Inside the building we were shown into a “safe” room, which had no windows, and was illuminated by artificial light. We knew we were privileged, and awaited whatever our escorts wanted to say or to show us.
They opened a display cabinet, and we saw a most beautiful emerald. It must have been about three inches long, and was shaped irregularly, but assumed a roughly oval shape. It was untouched, being just as it was found in the earth. Its value was incalculable. We observed it closely and were entranced by its beauty. After a while, when we had taken in all that could be seen and learned about this precious stone, the cabinet was closed.
We were then taken to another room. This room was just an ordinary room with windows, not a “safe” room. On a table in the middle of the room we saw what looked like an identical emerald. Moving over to it and picking it up we looked at it closely, wondering why there were two such stones, and also wondering why one was guarded closely, whilst the other was just left openly on the table.
The lady escort said, “This stone is valueless. It is but a piece of green glass, shaped and coloured to match the genuine stone.”
We looked at the stone again, trying to detect the difference, but found it almost impossible to spot the deception, for we now realised that it had been made as a counterfeit of the real stone.
The man escort said, “They have been parading this counterfeit in your country, and very few have been able to recognise the false from the true. But know this – the counterfeit has no power. It is worthless. It cannot change those who look to it.”
We were troubled because of the amazing similarity between the two stones, and wondered how anyone could recognise the stone’s falseness.
The lady escort said, “Those who look to the true stone will be changed into its image, but those who look to the counterfeit will remain untouched. Learn to become jewellers that you may recognise the true from the false. God is looking for His jewellers, those who have recognised the true, and are being changed. They, like the true stone, will have intrinsic worth, and He will gather them to Himself.”
At this point the dream ended. On waking, the dream was still vivid, and I made this record of it whilst still clear in my memory.