Ok so this dream is a couple of weeks old but I thought I would post it as a little update because it keeps popping into my head. I was in some kind of police station to start with and for some reason I went into the toilet and there were 3 cute bear cubs just playing and then I opened one of the toilet cubicles and there was the mother bear, so of course I ran out of a side entrance and stood at the back door at what now just looked like a school hall. The other side of which was another glass door. Suddenly from my vantage point, looking in through the first glass door, seeing across the hall to the other glass door, I could see a lion about to pounce on a man. I stood there shouting and pounding on the door trying to get the man’s attention, but of course not being able to – and then the lion pounced and completely tore the man to pieces, devouring him. I was just horrified and suddenly other people there with me were also horrified and we all started trying to predict where the animals were and running around trying to hide from them. It appeared then that the setting for the dream was something like a zoo enclosure – or more like a petting zoo. Sometimes we would hide in trees or just try to shut ourselves in the fenced off areas. I soon realized that wouldn’t stop the lion if it got too close.
So there you go, one of my more recent dreams. Maybe if I write them on here they will stop popping into my head every five minutes.
21st October 2015
I thought I would have a look and see what references I could find to a bear and a lion in the bible and this is what I found. Anybody like to offer any pearls of wisdom in this matter?
But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, (1Samuel 17:34)
Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. (1Samuel 17:36)
The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.” (1Samuel 17:37)
The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. (Isaiah 11:7)
Like a bear robbed of her cubs, I will attack them and rip them open; like a lion I will devour them— a wild animal will tear them apart. (Hosea 13:8)
It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him. (Amos 5:19)
The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. (Revelations 13:2)
It all sounds very violent – who is the bear and who is the lion?
I thought the dream might be warning me not to be devoured by the world!