I had a short dream in the early morning of 25th August, which I feel may be a warning concerning the stock market or something connected to the financial arena. I do not normally think about or deal in this area at all, as my finances are out of that league, so it is strange for me that the Lord should give me this warning, but perhaps it is because I am unlikely to use my own experience, current expectations or previous understanding in the interpretation of the dream (this can sometimes color or taint our clear understanding of what the Lord is saying). I must stress I do not have full understanding concerning the symbolism in the dream, but feel pressed to share it as the Lord may give more understanding amongst the fellowship of the saints.
In the dream, I was coming out of a supermarket and in the forecourt area where people normally collect their trolleys before going in, there was a man with middle-eastern colouring, wearing a long white robe with a red and white checkered headscarf. He was holding an empty supermarket trolley upside down and wrestling with it, trying to make the wheels go smoothly. As I walked past him, he very angrily threw the whole trolley against the wall where the other trolleys were lined up. Then I stepped out into another area, also enclosed by walls, which was filled with similar men wearing the same scarves and they all had trolleys and were doing the same thing, trying to fix the wheels of these upside down trolleys. The anger in the air was palpable and the situation very volatile. I knew in my spirit that something violent was about to break out and that I must leave the area urgently. As I left, I walked right through the midst of them unharmed in spite of the trolleys being waved about violently. Some of their faces looked quite murderous, they were so angry. Outside on the pavement, I bumped into a woman and told her to ‘get away from here’ because it was not safe. She glanced at the men with the trolleys and said, “I hate them” but I replied that they were just people dealing with something very difficult for them. It was as if she was turning into a people group issue and I cautioned her against entering into hatred or bitterness. As we pushed our way through the crowds walking in the opposite direction on the pavement, I was so aware that many people were about to be hurt by what would break out in a few minutes. I had seen the first man throw his trolley against the wall and knew the rest would follow suit very shortly.
When I woke up, I looked up the significance of the headscarves being worn. as although it seemed clear that these were Arab men, I wanted to check which country they represented.
The headpiece is red and white for Saudis (mostly) black an white for Palestinians (mostly). You won’t see Arabs outside of the Gulf wear the red and white so much because that’s looked at as a marker of identity which others don’t share so much. In Jordan, the red-and-white keffiyeh is strongly associated with the country and its heritage, where it is known as the shemagh mhadab. The Jordanian keffiyeh has decorative cotton or wool tassels on the sides; the bigger these tassels, the greater the garment’s supposed value and the status of the person wearing it. In Yemen, the keffiyeh is used extensively in both red-white and black-white pattern .
So the men in my dream came from the Gulf States (because their head scarves identified the area they come from). Because the dream took place outside a supermarket where commodities are bought by families, I feel perhaps it refers to the economy and the money the Gulf States normally get from buying and selling oil, although the trolleys i saw were all empty and it seemed the wheels were not running smoothly, due to the need for oil. Shopping carts are a sign on the internet of people deciding to buy commodities on particular sites and obviously in the natural at supermarkets. Perhaps the word ‘supermarket’ is a play on words referring to a ‘super market’ on the stock market, (or the commodities financial arena being turned upside down?) I don’t know enough about these things but perhaps someone with more wisdom in this area can contribute understanding. As I was seeking the Lord as to what the men from the Gulf States were doing and what the scene was about, I suddenly realized that the wheels needed oil and the Gulf States are the oil-rich states that have a huge influence on world oil sales and therefore fuel prices, which directly affect food prices. It did occur to me that the different men may represent different Gulf nations or oil sheiks. The walls I saw surrounding the group of me may also be a veiled reference to Wall Street. The pavement thronging with people reminded me of a scene I experienced on the pavements in New York, where there are so many people going back and forth about their business, that one can hardly move and so this may be a reference to the New York stock Exchange and people being injured financially by the Gulf States ‘throwing their trolleys’ in the financial arena. Me seeing the first man discard his trolley against the wall may signify a single trigger event against Wall street as both walls and the street were highlighted to me in the dream.
So this dream is a warning of a violent outbreak of some kind from the oil-producing Gulf States, and it is connected to buying and selling, a super market of some kind and ordinary people on the street being badly affected. The empty trolleys could not be used for buying because of the lack of oil cushioning the friction and turning of their wheels and so I sense this a warning to leave the markets before being hurt by what breaks out. For some reason, as I warned the woman in the dream, I was reminded of the sudden outbreak of violence at Charlottesville recently, which many are saying was an orchestrated event.
In the dream, when I encountered the group of Arab men, I was able to walk right through them without being hurt, in spite of it being a very volatile atmosphere. It brought to mind when people wanted to kill Jesus and He just walked right through the crowd without being harmed. This spoke to me of Christians who leave this arena not being hurt by what was about to break out, as they followed their inner witness that it was time to get away from the whole scene. I know there have been other prophetic words saying that a major financial crash may occur in the last quarter of the year and because we are in the month of Elul, the last 30 days before the feast of Trumpets and the start of the year 5778, I sense there may be urgent timing in this warning. Particularly as the eclipse over USA signifies judgment of some kind on this modern-day ‘Babylon’ nation and the Lord often used enemies from other nations to bring such judgment. I cannot stress enough the volatility of the atmosphere in the midst of that group of headscarfed men. It was almost like one could strike a match and a violent explosion would happen. As I have been praying further about this dream, the following scripture came to mind. The Greek word translated as ‘hour’ also means ‘in an instant’:
Rev 18:10 standing afar off for fear of her torment, saying, Woe! Woe to the great city, Babylon, that strong city! For in one hour your judgment came. Rev 18:11 And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their cargo any more; Rev 18:12 the cargo of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and every ivory vessel, and every vessel of very precious wood, and of bronze, and of iron, and of marble, Rev 18:13 and cinnamon, and incenses, and ointment, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.