He is the shell that protects!

I dreamt a dream today. I was standing in the midst of a large number of people. We were having Bible study based on Hebrews chapter 3. We had gone through chapters 1 and 2. The gathering was vibrant made up of people of all ethnicities and varied backgrounds. During the course of the study I stood up to make a contribution and this is what I said: When we go through adverse situations and the conditions seem very ‘hot’ and unpleasant we think that we have to get out of the situation quickly or pray for a quick deliverance. However, sometimes the unpleasant and unfavorable situations around us are orchestrated to change us in a way as to make us more useful for the Masters use. I used the analogy of an egg dropped in boiling water. Boiling water to an egg surely must not be pleasant and if that egg (assuming had a will of its own) asked to be taken out before it was cooked it would not be well done. However, the heating, the agitation, and the boiling of the water all work to alter the inner constitution of the egg so that when the shell is broken and exposed the elements, it does not collapse and create a runny mess, but keeps its form, its integrity, and its consistency.
As I was speaking, it was like the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart in the dream and said, “the shell always protects the egg while being boiled. In much the same way, the Lord protects you while you are going through adverse circumstances so that you do not fall apart during the process. And remember it is he who is preparing the meal that puts the egg on the fire to cook it.”
 Wow! What an encouragement to me and hopefully for someone out there.
This dream was significant to me because over the last year I have gone through some circumstances, and I prayed to get out of quickly, and this did not happen.  I believe that the Lord showed me through this dream that the circumstances I went through served to prepare me for the next phase of my life so that I do not fall apart into a gooey mess.
That because I have gone through the process of boiling much like the hard-boiled egg, when I am placed on display, I am composed, put together, firm but soft, and eminently pleasant to the taste.
Some may that partially boiled eggs also taste good, and I will agree but will say that they do not look nearly as composed as an elegant hard boiled egg!
The beauty of this process also being that while going through this change, He the God of Heaven is that shell protects us and prevents us from being scalded, malformed, and unfit for display at the end of the process.
What a mighty God we serve!  Pardon my pun…
PS Coming back to my dream, please read Hebrews chapter 3 below and be awed by my God!
Hebrews 3
1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Here we see that Moses went through adversity that if he had not gone through, he would not have been able to face Pharaoh to deliver God’s people.
You may have prayed and prayed for deliverance from a particular situation and may think that God has forsaken you or is not answering your prayers. Friend that may not be so! He may be allowing you to go through those situations and circumstances to make you entire, complete, and lacking nothing. He may be preparing you to display his glory to the world.
James 1:4
But let patience have her perfect work that you may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.
Be encouraged!
From my heart to yours,  Mettabel.

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