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I think it was the late summer, 2020, I got to listen to the message “Let’s Talk About Dreams & Interpretations” where Brother Chris Berglund attended as a panelist together with two pastors. It was my first time to listen to him. When I googled him, I got to learn that he holds six weeks online course, Ascending Zion. It costs US$49 to enroll online and I deliberated as to whether I would take the course. Since I still had many free teachings online and e-books to read, I chose not to enroll. Yet, the words, Ascending Zion kept lingering in my mind and I chewed on what it would mean to ascend Zion. Later in the fall, 2020, I had more hunger and thirst for open heaven that I read a James Durham’s book “Keys to Open Heaven.”
Then, in late November 2020, I got to know The Academy of Light ministry posted “Moving Further with the Lord, 2020” in its online school program, when they opened the ticket to purchase for the upcoming school in February, 2021. I enrolled both 2020 and 2021 classes and watched 2020 classes, which were held in Australia, back in February 2020. I found the teachers in the 2020 school ultimately talked about living in Mount Zion in the last days, where we meet the Lord face to face. I found it so interesting that Mount Zion & Open Heaven was a theme in my mind during the year 2020 and at the end of the year, I got to watch this school talking about Mount Zion & Open Heaven, which was recorded in the beginning of the year 2020. Later, I also enrolled Brother Chris Berglund’s class, Ascending Zion. I felt it must be the subject the Lord wants me to learn, before moving into a new era. Interestingly enough, He reminded me of what I had been doing in 2020; i.e. I had been writing blogs in Have a Bliss. He reminded me of the synonyms of the word, “Bliss” that I had found out online; Kingdom come, New Jerusalem, Zion and so forth. Indeed, it was the year of Mount Zion and I kept prophesizing to you and me, “Ascend Zion and Dwell in there!” I smiled. Indeed, I felt nothing in our lives is accidental, but it’s providential to choose the name, Have a Bliss, the place where you and I meet.
One of the teachers in the school, Moving Further with the Lord, talked about the requirements to live in Mount Zion from Psalms 15, Psalms 24 and Revelation 14. Listening to the requirements from those Scriptures, I became very serious about my tongue. Like I wrote in my previous blog, Tongue 1, I felt I must sanctify my words. Even when people wrong me, I must not backbite them nor slander them. I got to realize how important it is for us to control our tongues under the Holy Spirit. After listening to the teaching and chewing on it on my bed at night, I had a dream. I think I did not backbite someone but kept my mouth shut in the dream. Then at night, I saw a lion appear in the garden of my house and come toward the sliding doors made of glass with wood frames, to intrude into my house. It was not the Lion of Judah, but a female lion or a young lion, which I felt was a hunter. It clawed at the sliding doors, roaring, to open them and attack me. I was really scared, but I did my best to hold the two sliding doors tightly. A while later, I saw a scene that implied the lion was dead.
In another scene, I felt I was being chased by someone. And I had to go to school to take an exam. I knew I had to take a bus number 50 and there were many in the queue waiting for the bus. While I was waiting for the bus, a classmate came to me and invited me to a café, saying his friend would wrap up everything for the exam in there. So, we went to the café and it rained a lot outside. I saw another friend of mine with her toddler and we all took a table and sat together waiting for his friend to come. Then, I walked to the counter to order drinks for us all. As there were many tables in the café, I got to realize that I had to let the cashier know what table number we were in for the employee to deliver the drinks. I checked our table number, which is 7 and let the cashier know. After the order, I came back to my table and discovered rain drops from our umbrellas were all over the floor. The employee in the café asked us to mind the slippery floor.
After I awoke from the dream, I felt it was from the Lord. I think the devil, a young lion or a female lion tried to attack me and made me lose in a battle, related to the incident the other night. Before I listened to the teaching, I received texts from someone which showed her self-centeredness. I wrote a long text to reply, as a draft, mincing my words. Yet, I felt it would not change the mind of the person nor enlighten her so that I made a simple answer, making Yes “Yes” or No “No,” but in a nice way. I still held it, not replying to the person in a hurry the previous night. More importantly, I didn’t backbite this person so far. I could have talked to my friends or my sister to tell how self-centered she was, but I chose not to. I think the dream meant I finally won the battle with the devil and it was dead. I had to take an exam to move to a next level, i.e. Mount Zion. And I think the bus number 50, my table number 7, heavy rains and toddler are all symbolic.
I’m still reviewing and meditating on the requirements to dwell in Zion from the Scriptures. And I found myself vulnerable to sins with words, as I’m not always around those who are mature and selfless. Those who are selfish or wicked make me say “GRRR!” inside. But I also learned the Lord put them in our lives, as He wants us to learn to love those who we think are not lovable. I think I would write more on this later. I believe ascending Zion doesn’t come with ease. It needs our sacrifice and we should be burned on the altar. Yet, I do not want to give up, as Zion is where we should live. May His Kingdom come here on earth as in Heaven!
Have a bliss!
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me. (John 14:23~24)