In a recent dream, (11/10/21) I found myself walking in the mall. I got hungry and purchased an almond crunch pretzel. As I was enjoying the pretzel I called my friend “HOPE.” I told Hope on the phone, that I finally tried the almond pretzel she had told me about and the dream ended. As I began to look into the prophetic meaning of an almond, I was reminded of the almond tree mentioned in Jeremiah 1:11, when the Lord asked Jeremiah what he saw.
Almond trees actually are the first to bloom in the winter months January-March. The Hebrew name for Almond is shaked, meaning wakeful or watching. Prophetically almonds represent wealth, gifts, God watching over His people, and resurrection. In Numbers 17, the Lord gave Moses instructions for the people to bring 12 wooden staffs from each tribe and put them on the altar to see which one would bloom. God would choose the man whose staff would bloom. This what happened when Moses came to check the rod, “When he went into the Tabernacle of the Covenant the next day, he found that Aaron’s staff, representing the tribe of Levi, had sprouted, budded, blossomed, and produced ripe almonds.” (Numbers 17:8 NLT) Throughout scripture, Jesus is prophetically represented as a branch or rod, the tree of life (Isaiah 11:1). Jesus is the almond branch.
The word resurrection stuck out to me and I heard the Lord say, “Where hope has been deferred, I’m resurrecting hope.”
Over the past couple of years, many have experienced hope deferred and promises put on hold because of the pandemic. Many are heartsick. Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.”
In the dream as I ate the pretzel, (bread) with the almonds, I got connected to hope. The bread represents Jesus, the bread of life (John 6:35). As I ate of the bread (Jesus), my desire to be connected to Hope began to rise. I want to encourage you to get back to the word and promises of God. As you begin to partake of the bread, who Jesus is, you’re going to begin to connect with hope again. The bread of life is bringing resurrection to your hope. Some of you have thrown away your hope and confidence (Heb 10:35). It’s time to take back your hope. It’s not over till God says it’s over. He’s working all things together for your good. Just as the almond tree is a prophetic reminder of God watching over His people, know that He is watching over His word concerning you until it performs all it’s intended to (Isa 55:11).
Let HOPE arise!!
Written by Madeline James