This has been a weekend of dreams.. some interesting stuff..

It began when a friend phoned on Saturday. In his dream he saw Roger Helland in an interview on a program like Dateline. Roger was talking about his new book. At one point he paused and said, “Here is an even better book,” and he held up a book I had written. The cover had no wording but looked like the “Left Behind” series.

That night my wife had a dream.. she was naked and there were a few men she knew in the room. She didn’t remember who they were. She was uncomfortable and looked for a towel to cover up.

The next morning we attended a church meeting in Glenmore. The sermon text was from Rev. 3.. “you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked..”

Last night I dreamt that I was in a bathroom with my wife and david ruis. We were all naked. I don’t remember discomfort, but thought it weird and funny. My wife was telling David that I had been writing and teaching on mortification.. dying and rising with Christ .. living in Him.. and dying to self in actual choices.. and that I had taken some of this teaching from him. David was huffing and commenting that, “I don’t really understand this stuff.. who does?” then he hopped into a pedal car and pedaled away.. still naked I suppose!

A moment later he was back, still naked. I had just climbed into the bath tub to shower.. David climbed in also and we were both tugging at the curtain trying to close it.

I woke suddenly from this dream when our microwave randomly beeped at 7 AM.. the beep that it sounds when something is finished baking.. two shorts and one long. Of course, no one was up in the house and this event had no obvious cause.

10 Comments on david ruis.. uncovered..

  1. firepots says:

    In a sense by sharing these dreams it seems to me that you are still “naked”.


  2. Robbymac says:

    Does the microwave mean that your dream was baked, or that David Ruis is baked? :0)

    I’d be most concerned about you writing anything that could be construed to be part of the “Left Behind” series!

  3. Len says:

    One friend suggested that the “left behind” motif is because so many of us felt left behind by our churches.. perhaps my book will be telling that story, representing the journey of many others.

  4. Jon says:

    Hi Len,

    You don’t happen to have an email for roger helland do you? I had contact with him whilst at newlife school of worship in 94. Would love to make contact again.

  5. firepots says:

    Of course, “Left Behind” might be followed by “Right Behind” loosely interpreted as a reference to various the various sets of naked buttocks in these dreams.

    “We are but(t) flesh.”
    (Sorry – I couldn’t resist!)the

  6. MaryAnn M. says:

    len, was the microwave sound a “real” sound…like it really happened? or for some reason it sounded by itself with no one around?
    i ask this with specific intentions…but i want to know if you actually HEARD the beeps or dreamt that you heard the beeps.

  7. Len says:

    Real beeps.. our Mwave has been behaving oddly for the last year or so …

  8. MaryAnn M. says:

    my friends and i hear knocking on the door or the doorbell…in the wee hours…and no one is there. (who would ring the doorbell at 3 am?)

    very strange…we usually end up staying up and interceeding and praying…

  9. Anonymous says:

    I hope you will grow in discernment on what is valuable to share in the public arena for cats to scratch at and what is left for the private place… think about the fact that David Ruis is a real person not an abstract concept to be handled like some circus animal…show some maturity.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I am here to by gold refined in the fire.
    Naked and poor, wretched and blind I come.
    Clothe me in white so I won’t be ashamed.

    Yeah. I know. Not David’s but Brians’s…