In the Control Room – Noval



Jehovah Shalom, my Peace.  I bless You. 

I dreamed I was in a nuclear plant control room;  I think it was North Anna.  I was there with one other engineer and some NRC guys.  We were getting ready to conduct some sort of special test.  The NRC guy said something like “we’ve chosen you two to conduct this test because we know you are the most qualified.”  

We were connecting some test equipment to the control room instrument racks when a technician or mechanic came in with a plastic bottle of oil with a pouring spout.  He went over to a table in the corner of the room and poured the oil out on the table.  Then some small animals like chipmunks and squirrels and small birds came to the table and began lapping up the oil. 

That’s all I remember.  Lord, what would You have me know from this dream? 

You look back with great memories on your nuclear career.  In the dream, the control room represents your environment, where you work, play, live, relate to people.  You don’t go into nuke plants anymore, but you still have significant work to do, serving your wife, family, friends and the Body of Christ.  Your “control room” is wherever you set your foot- in your neighborhood, at the food bank, at Purim, the church, CCTC (Christian Counseling Training Center, ) and so forth. 

In your dream you were conducting a special test-something a bit out of the ordinary.  Sometimes I call you to break out of your routine and habits and take some risks.  You tend to resist.  You’re a creature of habit, inertia, playing it safe.  But you can do better than that.  The NRC guy who said, “we’ve picked you to run this test” represents My word to you, where I said I’ve given you everything you need pertaining to life and godliness  (2 Peter 1:3).  

You’re qualified because I’ve qualified you. Purify your heart, let go of the shame and bondages of the past and move out.  Take some risks, reach out, explore new areas of ministry and service.  Be open to the Spirit. 

The guy with the flask of oil, of course, is I who am now speaking to you, the Spirit of the Lord.  When I pour out My anointing in your life, you can nourish many, with love, encouragement, counsel and truth, compassion and service. 

My Presence in your life is critical.  Don’t let a day go by without inviting Me to invade your heart, mind, soul, meditations, journaling and dreams and to energize your days. When I show up, there’s abundant, overflowing life.  Do you remember what happened first in a special test at the plant? 

Yeah, there was a pre-job brief. Everybody went through the test procedure together to get their heads around what was supposed to happen at each step and to discuss what to do and how to respond if it didn’t happen. 

Step up your warfare praying.  It’s like a pre-job brief.  The enemy of your soul is constantly looking for ways to gum up the works in your life with seduction, deception, accusation, condemnation.  Be prepared. Stay alert.  Don’t let him rob you of your destiny.  Resist him and he’ll flee.  Don’t ever fear him, and don’t ever lose sight of the fact that he comes to kill, steal and destroy.

Pray against him and his schemes.  Remember the project engineer’s adage: failing to plan is planning to fail.




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