I had a disturbing dream just be fore waking this morning.
Before posting the dream I want to provide some background.
When King David brought the Ark to Jerusalem the first time, because it was not transported as commanded by the Lord, it cost Uzza his life. The Ark had been in the house of Abinadab since it was sent back from the Philistines on a cart. Uzza was the son of Abinadab and so would have grown up around the Ark and therefore had become familiar with it. So when the people of Israel tried to bring the Ark into Jerusalem using the same method it cost Uzza his life. It is worthy of note that no one had said anything about the manner in which the Ark was transported. Familiarity with God can prove deadly. Being that Uzza had grown up around the Ark it lost its sense of Reverential Awe.
Now to my dream.
In the dream I saw, once again, the Ark of the Lord being taken to what I believe was the temple on a cart. Only this time it was not being drawn by oxen but pigs were pulling it. The people walking besides the pigs seemed to be laughing in a mocking sort of way. There was a crowd of people on both sides of the street watching this yet no one said a thing. Pigs were a defiled animal to the Jews which makes what I saw in the dream more disgusting. I remember being with my friend Bill and elbowing him to take note of what was going on and he was as incredulous as me.
When Jesus cast out the legion of demons from the Gadarene man. They pleaded with Jesus to send them into the pigs. The people of Gadera made a living off of pigs which was forbidden. So when Jesus cast out the demons who in turn possessed the pigs who drowned, the town asked Him to leave. It seemed that they would rather pigs in the city than Jesus in the city.
Is it any wonder that the Lord says,
2 Chronicles 7:14-15 (NKJV) 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 15 Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place.