"Pennies from Heaven" Dream

Linda Dion
June, 2022

Quite a few years back, France had a very encouraging dream. You might remember her from a couple of other terrific dreams that she's already shared with us entitled "The Turquoise Car" dream and "The Flooded Lot" dream.  There's no doubt that France is a "dreamer" and that God speaks to her very regularly as she sleeps.  From the time she learned that God really did want to speak to her in such a way, she has welcomed that kind of communication between her and the Lord and He has rewarded her with much needed guidance, wisdom, consolation and direction for herself and for her family.

 

This particular dream came at a time when the Lord was "rearranging the furniture" so to speak (she actually had a dream about a waterfall in her living room) and it created a bit of uncertainty in her life.  In order to reassure her, God sent her another dream that contained some heavenly wisdom to help direct her towards the change that He was operating in her life and in her soul.  She entitled this dream "Pennies From Heaven":

Angela and I are dancing down a country road and singing "Pennies from Heaven".

All of a sudden, it starts raining dimes and I mean lots of dimes!"

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I'm quite grateful to France that she gave us permission to share this particular dream because it shows how gracious and lavish God is.  Through this dream, He showed France His true nature; that if we allow Him to do what He wants in the way He wants to do it, He will grant us much more than what we ask Him for in the first place.  He always does "infinitely more than we can ever ask or imagine" as St. Paul writes in Ephesians 3:10.   The very reason Jesus came was to redeem us and all of creation so that His Kingdom would be established on earth, a Kingdom that is healthy and wealthy.  And by wealth I don't just mean financial wealth.  I mean a Kingdom that is full of every good thing that we need in order to grow and thrive in body, soul and spirit to become the saints that we are meant to be. 

France's dream is very short, but it's full of depth and meaning!  So let's break down the dream and try to mine the richness of this night parable.

The Focus of the dream is France.  We could also add Angela, who is her daughter in waking life.  

Next come the Subfocuses which are "dancing", the singing of "Pennies from Heaven" and the rain of dimes.

There is one important Detail; the country road.

France and her daughter Angela are on a country road.  This symbol will often represent a path in life that not many people choose.  It can often symbolize the narrow road that Jesus spoke about, the one that leads to life.  It's the path less travelled.  So it's clear from the dream that France and her daughter have chosen the path of life.

 

They are dancing and singing which implies joy and freedom.  Dancing as a symbol can often represent a reality of joy, freedom, trust and abandonment.  It's a "whole body" kind of thing.  It's expressive of an inner reality, and in this case, of an inner reality that's good and joyful.  France and her daughter Angela are "stepping out in rhythm" with the realities of heaven.

 

Singing can symbolize something very similar but instead of using our bodies, we use our voice.  So France and Angela are lifting up their voices to God, singing a song that declares something important: when there are clouds that come in our life - as they always do - it's important to declare the truth.  And what is that truth?  That when there are clouds that bring rain, the rain will always contain a blessing; pennies from heaven.  


As France and Angela proclaim these truths out loud and in song, the rain suddenly starts, but instead of bringing pennies it brings even more; it brings dimes!!  The clouds disgorge 10x the amount that they were declaring!  The lesson here is that when we praise the Lord and put our trust in Him by declaring the realities of heaven, He will reward us tenfold or more, as Jesus says in the scriptures. 

The rain dropping down money from heaven is also symbolic of the Holy Spirit.  He is depicted in many ways such as a dove or a wind, but He's also represented by water or rain.  We pray don't we, that the Holy Spirit would "shower down" his blessings upon us and this is what He does in the dream.  He showers down his blessings upon France and her daughter - a blessing that they never could have imagined or thought of.

There's one more thing to add about this dream.  The number 10 is also symbolic.  It can represent the shepherd who pastors his sheep through difficult times or it can represent the perfection of divine order.  I believe that both of these meanings apply in this dream.  The Lord was definitely shepherding France through a challenging time in her life (her dream about the Holy Spirit rearranging the furniture) and He was letting her know that these actions of His in her life were perfectly ordered and designed to bring about the maximum amount of blessing to her.

What the Lord was telling France was this: If she continued to trust in the Lord and endeavoured to praise Him as she was going through difficult times of change, and turned expectantly towards heaven, singing and dancing in an attitude of trust and joy, the Holy Spirit would come and "rain down" upon her much more than she was declaring through her faith.  And nothing would be wanting.  She would obtain much more than she could ever imagine; tenfold in fact, which would be quite a return on her "investment"!  God wanted her to know that by nature, He is a gracious, kind and very lavish Father who longs to bless His children.

I went looking for the lyrics to the song "Pennies from Heaven" and have included them at the end of this page.  Knowing the words to the song helped in deciphering this dream. 

If you see anything else in the dream, please share it with us and post it in the comments below.  It's always good to hear what others can see and that way everybody learns just a little more.

Ephesians 3:20

Glory be to him whose power, working in us,

can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.

Philippians 4:6,19

Never worry about anything; but tell God all your desires of every kind

in prayer and petition shot through with gratitude...

And my God will fulfil all your needs

out of the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 72:6

He will come down like rain on mown grass,

like showers moistening the land.

Pennies from Heaven

Every time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven
Don't you know each cloud contains pennies from heaven?
You'll find your fortune's fallin' all over the town
Be sure that your umbrella is upside down

Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers
If you want the things you love, you must have showers
So, when you hear it thunder, don't run under a tree
There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me

Every time, every time it rains, it's gonna rain pennies from heaven
Don't you know every cloud contains lots of pennies from heaven
You'll find your fortune's fallin', baby, all over the town
Be sure, be sure that your umbrella is upside down

Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers
If you want the things you love, you've got to have showers
So, when you hear it thunder, don't run under a tree
There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me.