Holly Watson received a vision while praying recently. In this vision she saw a boiling pot and was reminded of a previous time where she had seen an almond branch. She shares how both of these relate to the prophet Jeremiah and a related dream including how everything connects.
When God first called Jeremiah as a prophet He trained him to see and to hear His voice through visual aids. Jeremiah’s first vision was that of an almond tree. The almond tree is one of the first trees to blossom in early spring and indicates the nearness of the fulfillment of God’s Word. Because of the events surrounding the blossoming of an almond tree, this tree becomes a symbolic picture of being ready and watching as all other events unfold (Jeremiah 1:11-12).
The second vision Jeremiah had as the Lord was training him for service was that of a boiling pot. The boiling pot represented the calamity that would come upon the people of Judah for forsaking God through disobedience and acts of idolatry. Jeremiah was to deliver the unpopular message of repentance to the people of Judah.