A dream by a 9 year old

James is 9 years old. He read his first book to his Father when he was 3 years old. He could read at an 18 year level when he was 5. He knows a lot about space and insects. James just had a very interesting dream.
His father would like to know what interpretation we get from it:
“I saw a cross made from top to bottom of gold, silver, bronze, iron, and clay. As dawn came, the sun came up and melted the clay. Then, the sun turned into a huge boulder. The boulder rolled into the cross and tore it into pieces, as the iron cracked into pieces. The pieces scattered everywhere. The boulder and the pieces hit the ground. Out of the rock sprouted 7 ears of grain, full and golden, forming a single stalk.

It grew so large that the rock almost split. On each piece of the cross, 7 ears of grain withered and scorched, as they also spr ang up on20a single stalk. Then, the 7 good ears went to each piece and swallowed the 7 bad ears. All that remained were shriveled grains unfit to eat.”

16 thoughts on “A dream by a 9 year old

  1. To me this is a warning to the churches. When I think of the cross, I think of the seven churches in Revelations which their character is described there. Seven also means perfection. Jesus will come back as the Son of God represented in the dream as the ‘sun’. He will test (as a boulder) the perfection of His churches. I think of it as bowling. When you bowl, will the pins stand or fall. The first stalk (church) was melted as they were only an earthly church with no substance and couldn’t even stand. The other churches stood for a while but there was no real strength or following after the spirit and their fruit the grain was pitiful – ‘withered and scorched’. There was one stalk (church) which was strong in the Lord and produced beautiful fruit but they consumed or (ear – listened) to the weaker churches and became like them – worthless. Jesus must be crying to return to a bride which is unfruitful.

    You could also apply this to yourself. Are you strong in the Lord like the good stalk. Are you listening to too much heart’s pocket (worldly) teaching and becoming worthless, apathetic to your walk with Him? What does your fruit look like. Jesus will return and he is looking for perfection (7 as represented in the dream). Are we ready! Warning dream – Be prepared and stand and within stand tall before Him in His strength – bearing golden fruit and don’t eat the fruit of the world.

  2. This dream is amazing and coming from a child even more amazing. Although I know God has and always uses His precious children of all ages. These are a few meanings of symbols I found.
    Cross-To see a cross in your dream, signifies suffering, martyrdom, death, and/or sacrifice. We all have a cross to bear.

    Bronze- suggests that you need to provide more care to something. It indicates maintenance of health, etc.

    Gold-indicates something valuable about yourself. This may be some hidden talent or knowledge.

    Silver – symbolizes the moon, intuition and at times our relationship to The Church

    Iron- symbolizes harshness and ruthlessness. On a positive note, or it may signify strength and willpower.

  3. James, thank you for sharing this dream.
    I also thought of it as a warning dream. What I got from it was that the cross which represents Christianity is a mixture of gold, silver, bronze, iron, and clay. Jesus died on on old wooden cross and He/this is the Way, the Truth and The Life. He is not mixture.
    The dawn coming and the sun rising and melting the clay made me think of Malachi 4:2…”But to you who fear My Name the Sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings.” Prior to that verse is Malachi 4:1-3…”For behold the day is coming. Burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up says the Lord of hosts that will leave them neither root nor branch.” I see this as for those who fear Him there will be healing. For those who are proud this burning sun will burn them up. This could represent the sun in the dream melting the clay (we are vessels of clay) or scorching the ears of grain.
    The boulder reminded me of the true Rock, Jesus, which will break or destroy all mixture.
    An account of a dream by King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2 speaks of an image of iron, silver, bronze, clay and gold also and also of a stone that strikes the imgae. Also in Genesis 41 Pharoah had a dream which Joseph translated about 7 thin heads and 7 plump heads of grain. In that case the thin devoured the plump and the 7 had to do with 7 years of famine.

  4. Another Daniel….Dan 2;33
    the cross is our daily life , we are to pick up our cross daily(Luke 9;23) -we are the clay He is the potter(Job 33;6) and (Romans 9;21) before Him we melt no flesh can stand in His presence.(Luke 20;17,18) He if we yield will lift us up out of the clay (Psalm 40;2) and our strength/gifts is the iron…when Jesus comes into our lives and we yield to Him He will use us ….for with out Him we can do nothing , and there will be a multiplication that will be scattered everywhere…and Jesus said let the wheat and the tares grow together(Matt 13;24) death will be swallowed up by victory (Isaiah 25;8) (I Corinthians 15;54)(I John 5;4)and only the smoke of will be seen of the tares(Isa 34;10 (Rev 14;11) (Rev 18;18) ( Rev 19;3)………who ever this child is they are another Daniel……..dj

  5. This is an amazing parallel to what is in the book of Daniel. It calls to mind what Jesus says in The Gospel of Luke…. to the effect,” Everyone who falls on that STONE will be broken to pieces, but upon whomever It falls, It will crush him to to powder and scatter him as dust.”

  6. I don’t know much about how to interpret dreams but Genesis 41 came to my mind. Genesis 41:17-27 “So Pharaoh told Joseph his dream. “In my dream, “he said, “I was standing of the bank of the Nile River, 18 and then I saw seven fat, healthy cows come up out of the river and begin grazing in the marsh grass. 19 But then I saw seven sick looking cows, scrawny and thin come up after them. I’ve never seen such sorry-looking animals in all the land of Egypt. 20 These thin, scrawny cows ate the seven fat cows. 21But afterward you would not have known it, for they were still as thin and scrawny as before! Then I woke up. 22Then I fell asleep again and I had another dream. This time I saw seven heads of grain, full and beautiful, growing on a single stalk. 23 Then seven more heads of grain appeared, but these were blighted, shriveled, and withered by the east wind. 24 And the shriveled heads swallowed the seven healthy heads. I told these dreams to the magicians, but no one could tell me what they mean. 25 Joseph responded, “Both of Pharaoh’s dreams mean the same thing. God is telling Pharaoh in advance what he is about to do. 26 The seven healthy cows and the seven healthy heads of grain both represent seven years of prosperity. 27 The seven thin, scrawny cows that came up later and the seven thin heads of grain, withered by the east wind, repesents seven years of famine.” This dream was a warning dream to Pharaoh. He listened and took what Joseph said very seriously. I, too, believe James’ dream is a warning dream much like Pharaoh’s dream. We need to take this dream to heart and take it serious, just like Pharaoh. Thank you for sharing this amazing dream.

  7. Interpretation: from Dad
    The various materials are various kingdoms that form the cross, which represents God’s whole kingdom. Dawn represents a new day or period of time. The sun represents God’s judgment. The clay represents the weak part of the kingdom. It is melted away by God’s judgment. The crushing of the cross by the rock represents God crushing these kingdoms. The iron represents the strongest kingdom, which will smash and crush all the previous kingdoms. However, it will also be cracked into pieces by God’s judgment. All these kingdoms will be scattered. God will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. It will crush these faulty kingdoms. From this rock, where God will build His church, shall come 7 years of great prosperity. With the crushed kingdoms, there were 7 years of famine. But, the 7 years of prosperity will be so great that the years of famine will be forgotten. The shriveled grains remaining represent unhealthy leftovers from the faulty kingdoms.

  8. After reading this blog, I was reminded of some scripture that my grandfather said to me, some time ago, but I could not remember how it was all worded. I knew it was about young and old men and dreams and visions, so I began searching the scriptures. I found that scripture and would like to share it now:
    (Acts 2:17-21) “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people, Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

  9. Yes, Needles. That quote in Acts 2 is from Joel chapter 2. In this chapter God is warning us….He says in 15 “Blow the trumpet in Zion…” (That is one of thedailylily.org’s banners)…TRUMPETING FAITH. God is telling His people to gather and sanctify themselves, bringing the CHILDREN and the elders and the leaders together…. and calling out to the Lord in national repentance. His instructions in the Word are very clear. In 2Chron. 7:14 He admonishes us….”If MY people who are called by MY name shall HUMBLE themselves, PRAY, SEEK and crave after ME and TURN from their wicked and evil ways….I shall hear from Heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.
    This warning dream from God’s little servant is indicative of God’s mercy and compassion on His people and anyone who has ears to hear.
    As I travel to different churchs on my trip I hear a certain theme…..from the different pastors and leaders…..”HE WHO HAS EARS TO HEAR LET HIM HEAR what the SPIRIT is saying to the CHURCHES.” That’s us~

  10. What a glorious scripture Needles. That really speaks to me of a great prosperity in the Spirit and Jim’s interpretation spoke of 7 years of prosperity which is encouraging. God is certainly pouring His Spirit out through James. This shows me what great pains and love God has for all that all may come and know His great riches that are found in the Lord Jesus Christ.

  11. I read some of the comments posted which are a blessing. I want to read more, but I’m going out of town for a family reunion and to see “In the Beginning” at sight and sound theater in PA, which is supposed to be outstanding. I saw the Nativity story at Christmas and it was fabulous. I’ll be gone for about a week and will check the site again when I return. Nice to hear his dream has been a blessing to others. Not sure how much of a blessing my singing was 😉 , but I enjoyed the praise and worship.

    Hope you enjoyed your retreat,

  12. Many blessings to everyone who commented on this dream. I attempted to develop an interpretation to James’ dream based on Daniel and Joseph’s dream interpretations. I wasn’t sure if the symbols from Daniel and Joseph’s dreams should be translated precisely one-for-one to James’ dream. It is great to read everyone’s inputs, many of which provide additional and insightful perspectives. A special smile and friendly “hello” to my old friends, Dorothy, Debbie, MG, and Rena!

  13. Greetings and Blessings to you also Jim and to your son. It’s great to have your input on The Daily Lily. Your insights were always appreciated as well as your praise and worship!

  14. Can someone help me figure out how to post something? For example, I might like to post a question under “talking points”, if possible. How can I?

  15. Hello, Jim! I was touched by your son’s prophetical dream. The Lord is using the youth….and younger for the advancement of the Kingdom and to help “blow the trumpet in Zion”! God bless you and James.

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