Standing waist high in rather swampy water, I noted the water was not a murky green, but instead was an orange red color.
From my viewpoint I saw my son and a girlfriend standing together; to my right of them stood a tall man; however, my son and this young woman’s interaction was limited to between themselves; they seemingly unaware of me or this man.
Next thing my son was standing away in the distance, no longer with this young woman, whom I knew he had been in relationship with.
Making my way over to the young woman I engaged in conversation with her.
The male personage still stood, now off to my left. There was a barrier standing between us and Him, which at the time wasn’t significant, to me, and, despite being aware of his presence, there was no attempt to engage with him or vise versa.
I understood this young woman was a virgin and that she had separated herself from my son being concerned he no longer was a virgin.
I found I was explaining to her that ALL of us have sinned; no one is free of sin, and there is not a grading scale for degrees of sin. Instead all sin is in opposition of God, and thus separates us from Him.
(Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,)
I attempted to impress upon her to not judge my son, explaining that through Jesus he could be made clean.
(Hebrews 10:10 By this will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.)
I then went on to state that all of us, all of mankind, will stand before God in judgment one day.
(Revelation 20: And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.)
However, those of us who believe in, and trust in Jesus Christ: as our Lord, and our Savior, are washed clean through the blood sacrifice of Jesus, so we are now clean before the Father.
(Romans 10:13 For “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”)
Quite literally, through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, we can be made clean; God the Father will see us through Jesus, which is how we are seen as perfect.
(Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.)
(1 Corinthians 3:10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.)
As I was explaining to this young woman how my son, through faith in Jesus Christ will be made clean again, I very literally “saw”, in my dream, Jesus standing between my son and the Holy Father.
As I witnessed this I was so strongly impacted by the reality of HIS redeeming love I was overcome with emotion and, literally, wept.
1 John 2:1-2
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
During the week since having this dream I have gained some clarity on it.
Virgin is representative of spiritual purity.
The murky waters represent the sins of mortal life of which we are surrounded and tempted.
This dream is applicable for all of humanity, it is not singularly about my son. I believe the Lord gave me this dream and used a visual of my son because it would serve to strongly impress upon my heart the full impact of the significance of the message; the significance of the sacrifice Jesus made for us, and the gift that sacrifice is on our behalf.
Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, now stands in the gap between us and the Father, and through our Savior we can be washed clean, IF we accept this gift offered us.