Thursday, July 12, 2012

You Will Walk Through Fire

I was given these words in a dream Tuesday night: You will walk through fire and not get burnt. 

From Wethington Photography, via Pinterest
The words came through clearly; I woke up with them and carried them through breakfast before running an Internet search for them.

I found them in Isaiah 43:2. (I always start with KJV.) When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

I read the surrounding verses: beautiful. And then, as I often do, I pulled up a parallel translation. This time, I chose MSG. (I don't, always; I'm just as apt to choose NIV or ERV.) I read the first four verses in the chapter and noticed: MSG leaves out, entirely, the words from my dream. There's no mention of walking through fire.

Then I noticed something else from Isaiah 43:3 in MSG, and it was these words: I am God, your personal God. Strange: I knew I'd just read those exact words, days before. It took me a few minutes, but I located them on Deidra Riggs' blog post from Sunday.

And, so far as I can recollect, I had not looked up Isaiah 43 (in any translation) upon reading Deidra's blog post, which I would've had to have done in order to get the words MSG omits, the words from my dream: You will walk through fire and not get burnt. Unless the Lord had whispered them directly to me, in my sleep.

1 comment:

  1. You are wise to write it down. It will serve not only as an anchor, but as a faith builder, when you see it happen. How Loving He is to prepare your heart. Praying.