Dream of the Row House and the 175,000
I did not think I was worth that much.
This dream followed a traumatic time in which I was lied about and betrayed.
I lost enough to last the rest of my life.
I left the situation, but my enemies blocked me from continuing on elsewhere, by giving bad reports that were not true.
I had been slandered, and whoever heard it, believed it.
Everything was over for me.
Dream (approximately year 2006):
I found myself in an old house, which was part of a set of row houses, as one sees in some large cities.
This was my house, but it was very run down, and needed much repair.
It was old, dark, damaged, and empty, and abandoned.
In one corner, I saw a large rat, and I kept pushing it away with my foot, so it would not bite me.
Then I looked over toward a far wall in the main room, and I saw the Holy Spirit standing there.
He was looking at all the damage, and the repairs needed.
Walls had holes, and so did parts of the floor.
I went over to him, and the rat seemed to disappear.
We looked at another room together.
He told me, this house is worth about $175,000.
I thought to myself, how could this ugly, old, damaged house be worth that much?
He did not explain how he determined the value to me.
End of Dream
The old damaged house was my life, and reputation.
Apparently, God had decided to repair it, and sent the Holy Spirit to do a house evaluation.
The rat was the person who slandered me.
She disappeared when I was in the presence of the Holy Spirit.
From various sources:
British census in 1931 showed 175,000 Jews in Palestine
Vienna, before World War 2, once was once home to 175,000 Jews, scores of synagogues and a good dozen Jewish schools. But after the Holocaust only a handful of Viennese-born Jews returned, while the community itself was rebuilt by Jews from other countries who for one reason or another settled here. Today there are but 7,000 Jews in all of Austria.
When the Germans invaded France in May 1940, about 175,000 Jews resided or had found refuge in Paris.
Strange enough, since WW 2, 175,000 Jews have moved back to Germany, and the Jewish immigrants in Germany are already registered with any of the 84 synagogue congregations, most of which have sprung up in the past decade.
The figure given by Dina Porat: 175,000 Lithuanian Jews killed by the end of 1941
The truth is that 175,000 Christians die every year for their faith
That is 1 person every 3 ½ minutes or over 400 persons every day. In addition many are beaten, neglected and in prison.
Over 125,000 Christians and Shi’ites have been forced to leave Iraq because of persecution, and over 175,000 have been killed
Researchers estimate that 175,000 people are martyred each year.
In 2014, ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement) provided services to more than 175,000 persons:
• 70,000 Refugees
• 21,000 Cuban/Haitian Entrants
• 28,000 Asylees
• 750 Victims of Trafficking
• 58,000 Unaccompanied Minors
This is all I could find about the number, outside of it being a house value.
Since the dream was symbolic, and reflected a recent persecution I had experienced, I assume the number is related to persecution.
But I think there is more.
Why would I be compared to 175,000 people?
Maybe the answer is that every person has great value, greater than they think, or other people think.
It is like each person has the value of MANY people, in God’s eyes.
For an oppressed person, whose world has been destroyed by the enemy, they may feel like they do not have even the value of one human life.
But, the tears and faithfulness of the person are weighed on God’s scales, and their value ends up being very great in the Father’s eyes.
So, the lesson is that no matter how destroyed our life is, God can restore it, and His work in our life makes us very valuable.
So we can still rejoice when all is wrong, and everyone looks down on us, because we can be assured that God is not finished with us.
The “rats” in our life will disappear when the Holy Spirit moves in our lives.
And, as in the story of Job, our end will be much greater than our beginnings.
May God bless you all.