Dandelion Vision

 

 

Vision: 3:00 AM, Tuesday, May 12, 1997

By Jeannette L. Vetter

 

 

I had gone to bed at 11:30 p.m. and about 2:30 a.m. I heard the Lord's voice awaken me. I was half-asleep and half-awake. I thought, "Lord, this is unusual for you to talk to me so soon. It's been only a few days since you last visited me."

The Lord said, "Jeannette I want you to go out in the yard and pick a dandelion." Now when the Lord said this, He was watching me and directing me. Actually, I was watching myself do this. I was standing along His side. The experience was like watching a movie of yourself, but you are not aware of yourself although you are there. I felt His gentle and warm presence make me safe and secure. As I looked at myself in the vision doing what God asked me to do, I noticed a warm glow surrounding me. I saw myself in a yard, which looked like the backyard of my parents' home. It had soft shadows under a bright sunlight. I looked like I was enjoying the experience from the smile I saw on my face. It was a glorious day, and I found dandelions set in the grass all around the yard.

After picking a dandelion as instructed, God said, "Jeannette, I want you to blow on the dandelion." I blew, and my breath flung all of the dandelion's seeds in the air. They started flowing in the wind, which was whipping my dress behind me and was blowing my hair backwards in the same direction away from my head. The unusual thing was that the dandelion seeds were floating upward against the wind in defiance of it. They were drifting like bubbles, but not towards me as they should have been in the direction that the wind was blowing. I thought this strange. Then I heard the Lord say in a stern yet strong and reassuring voice right near my ear (so I could hear Him clearly), "I AM GOING TO BRING JUDGMENT AGAINST THE CHURCH."

I then woke up.

Interpreation By Lee Y. Martin, Ph.D.
 
© 1998
 

Grass and Dandelions

 

 
Defintion

Dandelion

 

 

Dan·de·li·on
dan·de·li·on (dàn¹dl-ì´en) noun

1. A Eurasian plant (Taraxacum officinale) of the composite family having many-rayed yellow flower heads and deeply notched basal leaves {giving the appearance of a lion's mane} Widely naturalized as a weed in North America, it is used in salads and to make wine.

2. Any of several similar or related plants.

3. Color. A brilliant to vivid yellow.

{boldness, underlining and parenthesis added}.

[Middle English dent-de-lioun, from Old French dentdelion, from Medieval Latin dêns leonis, lion's tooth (from its sharply indented leaves) : Latin dêns, dent-, tooth + Latin leonis, genitive of leo, lion. See lion.]


Word History: Dentdelioun, the Middle English form of dandelion, makes it easy to see that our word is a borrowing of Old French dentdelion, literally, tooth of the lion," referring to the sharply indented leaves of the plant. Modern French dent-de-lion, unlike Modern English dandelion, reveals to anyone who knows French what the components of the word are. The English spelling, on the other hand, reflects the pronunciation of the Old French word at the time it was borrowed into English. For example, the t in dentdelion probably disappeared early in Old French, having been absorbed into the related sound of the d. The earliest recorded instance of the word occurs in a herbal written in 1373, but we find an instance of dandelion used in a proper name (Willelmus Dawndelyon) in a document dated 1363.1

 

 

Background

In this vision dandelion plants are dispersed among the grass of a well-landscaped backyard of a typical home in the USA. During this interpretation it will be seen that the plants represent Christian churches growing in the midst of grass, symbolic of the world's religions.

As noted in the American Heritage Dictionary dandelions are considered weeds in North America, and as such they remind one of tares. In scripture our Lord said to let the tares alone till the end of the age because until they and the wheat ripen they look alike and it is difficult to discern between them 2. In plucking them up one might mistakenly pull out a good plant. Thus dandelions in this vision depict a weedy church heavily encumbered with tares and in need of cleansing. (More about this later.)

The plant displays leaves with teethlike edges (reminiscent of a lion's mane) from which it derives its name -- the lion's tooth. The word dandelion is an Anglo-Saxon rendering of the French word dentdelion:

1. Dent de lion = tooth of he lion or the lion's tooth (or bite) (French)

2. Dan de lion = judge of the lion or the lion judges (English)

Jesus asked Jeannette to pick a dandelion flower and later told her to blow on it. Why didn't He tell her to pick a lily since the lily is known as the flower of the tribe of Judah? We shall see. From the above we find that the French name "Dent de lion" means "the lion's tooth," and the English derivation,"the lion judges," giving rise to an association between the dandelion flower and a lion, therefore we can surmise that God is revealing to us something important. To unlock the meaning of the association one must understand a few facts about the prophecies ascribed to Judah and to Dan in Genesis by Jacob and Deuteronomy by Moses.

  Deut 33:22
  22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan. (KJV)

As primogenitor of the tribe, Dan is called a lion's whelp in Deuteronomy. Yet in Genesis he is called a serpent that will bite the heel of the horse with the rider on it:

  Gen 49:16-17 
 

16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. (KJV)

It is momentous that Dan is not only referred to as a lion but also a serpent. The rider on the horse is probably Jesus because in the book of the Revelation we encounter Him on a white horse at the end of the tribulation prepared to rescue the world from total annihilation 3. Satan, however, trips him up at the cross along the way to the consummation of the ages 4. This is where the lion's bite comes in. Verse 17 says that the serpent will bite the heel of the horse to cause him to stumble. We know that the serpent's seed is supposed to crush (or bite) the heel of the seed of the woman because of God's judgment on mankind at the fall. There is a connection here to the original prophecy of God in Genesis 3:15 and that in 49:16,17. Observe:

  Gen 3:15
  15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. (KJV)

Synthesis of these three prophecies reveals that Dan is important to the whole revelatory body of knowledge about our Savior God. We have learned thus far that Dan is a lion and will use his serpentine teeth to trip up God's chosen one(s) along the path to salvation. But what about Dan as a judge in verse 16 of Genesis 49? This is where the second meaning in English of the word "Dan de lion" comes in. This component explains how Jesus is going to judge His church.

The prophecy says that Dan will judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel. In Vine's Expository Dictionary we learn that the word "tribe" means a rod, staff, or scepter. A rod is a tool for judging as well as a scepter. Both refer to supreme authority, such as the rod of God Moses used for his supernatural acts in parting the Red Sea and consuming the serpents of Egypt's priests during the Exodus, or the scepters of king's in olden days which when pointed to a person allowed him to speak or determined his fate. Dan means, "to judge." Coupling Dan with "de lion" we get Dandelion, or the lion judges. Since Jacob prophesied Dan would judge his people, and since Jesus told Jeannette to pick a dandelion, we can infer that the vision is referencing the judgment against the church as coming from the tribe of Dan. But wait, there is another prophecy we must deal with.

  Gen 49:9
  9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? (KJV)

Did not we find in Deuteronomy that Dan is "a lion's whelp"? Now we learn from Genesis that Judah is "a lion's whelp." Will the real lion's whelp please come forth! This problem must be addressed because the scriptures cannot lie, cannot confuse, nor be broken. I submit that the dilemma is solved when we recognize that there are two scepters in Israel. The logical resolution is that one scepter produces the Antichrist of Satan, God's relentless antagonist who wants to rule and be worshipped as God, and the other scepter produces the true Anointed One of God. The Antichrist comes from the tribe of Satan 5. Dan, and will rule the whole world for a short period during the great tribulation, and Judah sires the real Christ, Jesus of Nazareth. Both the Antichrist who comes onto the world scene as the Cosmic Christ and Jesus Christ wield a scepter. In fact, Dan has been wielding it and judging his people, the Israelites, ever since Alexander the Great conquered the world. It continues through the monarchies of Europe today. But that's another story. Dan has been the lion whom God chose long ago through His prophetic Word to wield the scepter that has judged his very own people down through the centuries. The day is coming, however, when the real lion's whelp of Judah will judge the world by fire first 6,to cleanse it of Satan's influence, and then will judge it in righteousness 7 for a thousand years 8 to fulfill the many oracles of God which say that Jesus, the Righteous One and the second Adam, will rule as God meant for the world to be ruled in justice and with impeccable judgment.

 

 

A Parallel

It is easy to parallel the growth cycle of a dandelion plant to that of the church, especially to the evolution of the church as revealed in the Book of Revelation 9 .

Typical of all plants, the leaves sprout first and are insignificant and tender -- the Ephesian church. The leaves take shape but are easily identified and destroyed by being either plucked up or stepped on -- the Smyrna church. As the leaves mature they become indented along the edges imitating a lion's mane alluding to the church's rule over the world during the time of Constantine -- the Pergamos church. The longest period of growth is the very time it becomes a weed and undesirable as a grass. This compares to the Middle Ages when for a thousand years spiritual darkness held the church and the world in bondage. It was a most distasteful time of the Inquisition, which relates to the bitter taste of the leaves -- the Thayatiran church. From a cocoon of death -- the Sardis church -- the Philadelphian church erupts bringing light and life to the world. Likewise, the dandelion flower emerges from a weedy plant exhibiting a beautiful golden-colored flower having an array of petals symbolic of sunrays. The glorious light coming out of the Reformation period produced many born again believers, each one of whom reflected the glory of God in his/her own way. The glory of the flower changes, however, and produces a transparent naked sphere outlined by elongated spores that dissipate and scatter as the wind blows. In like manner the church having become prosperous, wealthy, and resplendent metamorphoses into a transparent naked church for which Jesus has nothing but condemnation and exhortation for it to repent -- the Laodicean church. 

 

 

The Vision

 

Scriptures
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  Isa 40:6-8
 

6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. (KJV)

  1 Pet 1:24-25
 

24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. (KJV)

Jesus told Jeannette in the vision that He was going to bring judgment against the church, and according to Revelation 17 this is exactly what happens to the glorious last days' gilded-with-gold church. Jesus had no commendation for the Laodiceans. He gave a scathing description of how rich she was, increased with goods and had need of nothing. She was wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked. As we have seen this is suggestive of what happens to the dandelion flower. It changes into an empty naked bubble of spores. The spores represent the true seeds of Jesus who must depart out of the vanity that has overtaken a confused church, and indeed they will. They temporarily repose on the outskirts of its assemblage waiting for the call of the wind and the trumpet. The bride of Christ has become the harlot of Revelation 17. True believers, however, will come out of her as exhorted to do in Revelation 18:4 10. These true seeds --spores on the periphery of the vacuous sphere -- float upwards when judgment is brought against the church.

The Lord told the visionary to blow on the dandelion. As God's spokesperson she takes God's place in crying out to the world to not partake of the sins of the harlot. Did God not tell the prophet in Isaiah 40:6 to cry aloud that all flesh is about to perish? God's true prophets will warn the people of coming judgment against the church and will tell them not to fellowship with the whore. By blowing on the dandelion Jeannette fulfills her call, acts for God, and the true spores heed the cry. In essence her breath becomes the breath of God's judgment. We are admonished to get ready for we see the seeds scattered. The message is simple, the vision short, yet very profound. Judgment is on its way. Project 2000 is on our doorsteps and the church fiddles, enticing God's chosen to come to the festival. But note that the glory of the church has dissipated and the grace of the fashion of it has perished. So too the dandelion has gone with the wind.

  James 1:11
  11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. (KJV)

The rich Laodicean church withers with the burning heat of the fire of judgment from the sun/son! Nevertheless, the true seeds float upwards against the wind and meet the Lord in the air as per I Thessalonians 4:17. The judgment that Jesus brings on the last-days' weedy church has no effect upon those who respond to God's warning and who keep the Word of His patience. These spores escape the wind of judgment 11. Hallelujah! According to this vision those who heed the cry of God's true prophets will not have to partake of the judgment on the harlot church. This message is exciting for true believers but unnerving for the unregenerate and unprepared. If any reader of this vision is not ready to meet the Lord, there is a prayer on this web site, which you can read aloud to the Lord Jesus in the privacy of your computer room. Jesus is standing at the door of the Laodicean church knocking, trying his best to get people to open the door, come out of the church, and let Him come into their hearts.

  Rev 3:20
  20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (KJV)
Jesus wants to save everyone. His Word, however, which says only those who accept His work on the cross as payment for their sins will be saved, binds him. God's Word is forever settled in heaven 12 and it cannot be changed. Every jot and tittle will come to pass 13.The vision is true and the message is certain because it aligns with prophetic revelation. He is coming and bringing judgment with Him. He is issuing a warning that the Bema Seat of judgment for believers 14 is close at hand. He said to Jeannette, "I AM GOING TO BRING JUDGMENT AGAINST THE CHURCH," "for the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God..." Let us be sober and make ready for our redemption draweth nigh.
 

 

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1
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition copyright © 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed from INSO Corporation; further reproduction and distribution restricted in accordance with the Copyright Law of the United States. All rights reserved. (In)
2 
Matthew 13:24-30 (In)
Revelation 19:11-21 (Satan)
It is possible that the rider refers to individual believers who, along the way, are constantly targeted for Satanic attacks. (This)
In the Testament of Dan, one of the apocryphal volumes included among the Lost Books of the Bible published by World Bible Publishers, Inc., is an intriguing comment made by the anonymous Jewish writer. He is writing as if anyone reading the book would understand the meaning of the content of the message. In referring to Dan's destiny, the writer says, "For I have read in the book of Enoch, the righteous, that your prince is Satan..." (p.249). We know from Daniel (Daniel 10:13,20; 12:1) and Paul (Ephesians 6:12) that nations have unseen spirits called principalities and powers that control with God's permission the internal governance of nations. Accepting the Bible's testimony as true, it appears as if the principality, which controls the descendants of Dan, is none other than Satan himself. (Dan)
6
Matthew 3:11,12; Zechariah 13:9 (to cleanse)
Isaiah 9:7 (for)
Revelation 20:2-6 (to fulfill)
Revelation 2 & 3 (Typical)
"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues" Revelation 18:4. (These)
Luke 21:36 ( Hallelujah)
Psalm 119:89 (and)
Matthew 5:18 (The)
II Corinthians 5:10 (is)

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