Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope. — Herman Melville in Moby Dick.
Last night I dreampt that I and a group of friends were going to the tomb of a childhood friend of mine whose maiden name is Jennifer Ford. Let me interject right here that the real Jennifer Ford is very much alive and well at the time of this writing, so the imagery is clearly symbolic. We’ll explore that symbolism in a moment
I say that we were going to her tomb, because that is exactly what it was. She had not been interred in a modern grave of any kind, but in a massive Egyptian style tomb. The purpose of our visit was to witness Jennifer’s resurrection. Although we knew she was dead and embalmed in ancient Egyptian ritual style, we were all convinced, for some reason that we were going to witness her coming back to life.
When we arrived inside the tomb, we found her laid out on a shallow stone sarcophagus. There was no lid on the sarcophagus, so we could easily see Jennifer’s mummified body lying in plain view atop the sarcophagus.
On the floor in front of the sarcophagus was a small box which was set on a mat-like array of large straws, like papyrus reeds or something. The box contained Jennifer’s vital organs like heart and brain, etc. They, too, were mummified, so that they resembled shriveled up rocks.
In my dream I noted that they had been placed on these reeds in order to keep them away from moisture on the floor and to allow any of their own moisture which they retained to drain away, in order to facilitate the mummification process.
We were all a little bit disappointed that our friend showed no signs of life. However, after a period of waiting she began to move her extremities perceptibly. Then she opened her eyes. Gaunt, desiccated, and mummified, she still looked terrible, but at least her eyes were open and she was moving a little bit.
We began talking to her, hoping for a response…wanting her to arise and interact with us. Her father stood beside her and looking down on her, he identified himself and tried to get her to respond without success. She just lay there, eyes upon, but giving no indication that she knew we were there.
Just about then, I sensed something beside me. I turned, and to my horror I realized that a jackal was slinking by, so close I could have touched it. It was stalking toward the sarcophagus as if to devour Jennifer Ford or attack us.
I yelled and kicked at the jackal, trying to drive it away. The rest of my group joined me in yelling and trying to shoo the jackal.
Suddenly a furry blur shot past us and tackled the jackal, driving it out of the tomb and into the grass of the manicured lawn outside.
I recognized the furry blur as my German Shepherd Dog, Shiloh. Shiloh and the jackal fought furiously. From the shadows several other members of the jackal’s pack appeared and soon Shiloh was fighting five or six jackals at once.
Though overwhelmingly outnumbered, Shiloh held his ground. He fought bravely and effectively until another German Shepherd dog came racing onto the scene and joined him in defending us and Jennifer Ford from the jackals.
That is the last thing I remember from the dream.
Okay. time to start unwrapping the symbolism.
Let’s start with Jennifer Ford. As I said, the real Jennifer Ford is still alive. I don’t think this dream was about her. In such cases it is important to look at the symbolism of a person’s name.
“Jennifer” is of Welsh origin. First spelled, “Gwenhwyfar”, it became popular in Celtic, Cornish, Welsh and English usage. Jennifer is said to mean “fair one,” “fair and yielding,” or “white wave.” Between the ancient “Gwenhwyfar” and the modern “Jennifer” variant, the name for a while was spelled “Guinevere” which was the name of King Arthur’s wife, the legendary queen of Camelot.
Queen Guinevere first comes into focus as an individual in the works of Chretien de Troyes and Marie de France. Interestingly, modern-day scholars such as Roger Sherman Loomis argue that Guinevere is a “Celtic Persephone” who, “dies” and is then “reborn” through her abduction and rescue (which appear in a number of other tales following Chretien’s).
Scholar Caitlin Matthews claims that Guinevere is Britain’s version of Eriu (Eire), the goddess of the sovereignty of Ireland and that this is supported by the Welsh tradition that Arthur was married to three different Guineveres who correspond to the tripartite Celtic goddess. The three Guineveres are mirror images of the Celtic goddesses Eriu, Banba, and Fodla of Ireland. The abductions would represent different temporal rulers trying to hold sovereignty which cannot be claimed by a single monarch but belongs to the people.
The English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson revived the Arthurian Legend with his Idylls of the King in 1859 and portrays Guinevere as a fallen woman who recognizes her failings and his forgiven by her lord.
Now let’s look at Jennifer’s last name, “Ford”. A ford is very simply a shallow place with good footing where a river or stream may be crossed by wading which may either occur naturally or be constructed.
So the picture we have is that of a fallen queen, who will be forgiven and resurrected by her Lord. She also bears powerful Passover symbolism, since her name literally means “a foot-crossing across white waves”. As we all know, whitewater is turbulent and deadly. Nevertheless, a ford was secured across the impassable watery barrier of the Red Sea during the Passover crossing.
Today the United States and the world stands on the threshold of an epic Passover escape from Egypt. This prophetic understanding came to me personally at the beginning of 2020 and was verified by multiple prophetic voices shortly thereafter.
Themes of dark waters, death, and resurrection proliferated over the last 12 months. Here are a sampling of my previous blog posts that illustrate this:
But the Camelot motif is not to be ignored.
Jacqueline Kennedy, the wife of President John F. Kennedy, coined the phrase “Camelot” to reference her late husband’s presidency. After his assassination and burial, Mrs. Kennedy was interviewed by a prominent Life Magazine journalist, Theodore White. During the interview, Mrs. Kennedy revealed that he liked listening to music from the Broadway show of the same name and then described President Kennedy’s presidency in one word: “Camelot.”
This takes on special significance to anyone who has been following certain military intelligence insider information for the past few years, as well as certain rumors among the American patriot community. I really do not have the space or inclination to flesh this out further here. You either know what I am talking about or you don’t. The bottom line, however, is that this dream may be offering insight into the imminent return of our nation to its moral compass…its heritage of integrity and the rule of law. JFK tried to rescue us out of the jaws of the Creature from Jekyll Island and was killed for his efforts. But are his heroic efforts about to be rewarded almost sixty years later?
As mentioned above, Guinevere was said to represent the people to whom sovereignty rightfully belongs even though temporal rulers and single monarchs have attempted to usurp this right from her. Although she lies drained of vital fluids, separated from her heart and mind, will she rise again? Soon? Will she bring America back to life with her? Inscribed on the bell of JFK’s yacht were the words, “Where we go one, we go all.”
Are we all ready to ford the whitewater and experience resurrection?
Well, perhaps the battle is not quite finished, since there are jackals guarding the tomb.
In the pantheon of ancient Egypt, Anubis, also called Anpu, was the god of the dead, represented by a jackal or the figure of a man with the head of a jackal. He is reputed to be the inventor of embalming. He attended the weighing scale during the “Weighing of the Heart”, in which it was determined whether a soul would be allowed to enter the realm of the dead. Anubis was often depicted as guiding individuals across the threshold from the world of the living to the afterlife.
This guy has a lot of thematic markers which remind me of the dream about Chedorlaomer that I described in an earlier post. Let me recap that for those who haven’t seen it.
The Chedorlaomer dream had no setting. I saw nothing but perfect blackness, out of which a disembodied voice spoke to me from just behind my right shoulder.
“Chedorlaomer is coming,” said the voice, “Do not resist him. You will be safe because you are married, but do not resist him.”
The words filled me with a sense of foreboding. In my dream I intuitively knew that this coming of Chedorlaomer was an event of great import that would impact large number of people and society as a whole.
Then, off in the distance, I saw him–like some Marvel Comic villain or perhaps DC Comic’s Lava Lord–a huge, muscular, man-shaped, seething maelstrom of inky, churning smoke, intershot with red and orange fire, sort of like black cooling lava with glowing cracks in it. Or maybe like glowering lighting-laced storm clouds just before a tornado funnel appears.
And then it was over. That was it.
In Genesis 14:1-24 we read about Chedorlaomer who was the king of Elam, an ancient Pre-Iranian civilization centered in the far west and southwest of what is now modern-day Iran. Back when Abram, the father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam lived there, this Elamite king showed up in Palestine with some allies and kicked a bunch of Nephilim tush. He mopped the seacoast of them and tossed their corpses into the nearest wadi. Then he moved inland and steamrolled over the rebellious king of Sodom with his allies, one of whom may have been Nimrod himself. When he was finished with the Sodomites, old Chedor left the field with a bevy of trophy slaves and the massive pile of loot that he had pillaged.
Chedorlaomer represents mercilessness. The name Chedorlaomer means “I serve Lagamar”. Lagamar was a goddess in the Elamite religion. Her name is Akkadian and means “no mercy”. Her function in the Elamite pantheon was to support the god Inshushinak in his position as judge of the dead. She did this together with the goddess Ishme-karab. Some sources say that she also acted as judge of the dead, while others say that she acted as a counsel for prosecution for the newly dead in the underworld, before Inshushinak made his final judgment about the newly dead.
Perhaps Lagamar was Anubis in drag. Anubis/Lagamar has embalmed we the people and usurped our sovereignty in order to drain us of our life fluids and attempt to control our afterlife.
In my Chedorlaomer dream, I was told not to resist Chedorlaomer, but that I would be okay because I was married. As a Christian, I am married to my bridegroom, Jesus Christ. He was the one who sent me the promise of provision, healing, and restoration of what the enemy has stolen. My bridgroom sent his promise to take care of me and my wife in the form of a puppy named Shiloh as described in my previous post.
Now Shiloh features prominently in this dream. The promises of God will defeat Anubis. The Word of God will never fail. He will deliver our people from the sleep of death. He will bring us out of Egypt.
10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joyand be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.
Jennifer Ford may not be out of the tomb yet, but her eyes are open and she is wiggling her toes. Meanwhile, Shiloh is driving Anubis and his pack away from this place of death.
And Shiloh isn’t alone. Our God has sent backup.
Shiloh was a city of Ephraim, meaning “a place of rest”, it was located on the north side of Bethel. Perhaps in my dream the name of the other German Shepherd dog who came to assist Shiloh in defeating the jackals was “Bethel”.
Bethel is the location where Jacob dreamt of seeing angels ascending and descending on a ladder that reached to heaven. At the top of the ladder stood God Himself, receiving Jacob’s prayers for deliverance and dispatching angels with assignments in answer to those prayers. Jacob named the place “Bethel” or “House of God.”
In wonder and awe Jacob cried out, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was unaware of it.”
Let us not lose hope, friends. God is with us, whether you perceive Him or not. He has given us His promise of resurrection, restoration, and peace. Whatever rock you have lain your head on as you flee in exile from the wrath of Esau…whatever sarcophagus you find yourself occupying in Egypt… will turn out to be the very doorstep of Heaven.
Guinevere will rise again.
Camelot will prosper.
Anubis will fall.
The Red Sea will part and we will leave Egypt forever.
Shiloh will join with Bethel and Abram’s 318 trained men to pursue Chedorlaomer and destroy him.
You will recover all that Chedorlaomer has stolen and will pay tithes of your spoils to Melchizedek, King of Peace.
The Lord God has spoken this, and His word cannot fail.