I firmly believe God talks. And that dreams are one of the ways He talks. But apparently I can’t understand the language yet.
I few weeks ago, I woke from a dream specifically remembering “47:20″…I think it was a time in the dream. But when I woke, I knew it must refer to Scripture.
Do you know how inconvenient it is to find what books have 47 chapters and then of those which ones have 20 or more verses? Oy.
So today, I decided to BibleGateway.com it. Very easy!
Here are the results for the only 2 47:20’s in the Bible:
Genesis: So Joseph bought all the land in Egypt for Pharaoh. The Egyptians, one and all, sold their fields, because the famine was too severe for them. The land became Pharaoh’s,
Ezekiel: “On the west side, the Mediterranean Sea will be the boundary to a point opposite Lebo Hamath. This will be the western boundary.
Clear as mud, huh?
Wish I’d checked this earlier. I might have remembered the context of the dream!
(The one from Genesis is, for me, one of the saddest passages in the Bible. The next verse says that Joseph made all of Egypt slaves to Pharoah. How ironic that a few centuries later, the descendants of Joseph become the slaves, isn’t it?)