The Indicator Species — Environmental Warnings

My wife and I were in an airport terminal heading towards our departure gate. I do not know where we were traveling to. We turned down an aisle, but someone quickly turned us away towards another gate. I looked down, but we didn’t head in. I then turned around to see a scruffy, homeless looking man stealing a bottle of whiskey from a concession stand. Not feeling right about what he did, I followed him over to a strange contraption he had built. I watched him pour the whiskey into a flask that had an air hose connected through it. He either breathed or drank the alcohol through the flask, like a water bong. As he did so, the liquid or vapor seemed to be giving him a satisfying experience suggesting he may have been very thirsty.

Seeing that I was interested in his contraption, he began showing me how it worked. I followed him over to its beginning point. I could see what appeared to be a water intake extending through a glass wall. It extended out a short distance into a river or estuary, then curving back towards the building. The water was dark brown and looked very dirty. I peered over its construction from beginning to end. It looked rickety and hand-built, and it seemed to be floating on the surface.

Once inside the building, the intake waters were heated up by a fire or furnace. The waters evaporated and were collected in an underground reservoir, then pumped up over a waterfall inside a clear Plexiglas chamber. As the waters cascaded down, they became oxygenated. The hose running through the flask the man was holding came from the air chamber. I then saw a mutilated frog jump away from somewhere near the head of the contraption. It was trying to escape, but a hostile sounding woman appeared and flung the frog back towards the contraption. The frog slid across the floor, which sliced it into a pile of green scum. My wife stared at the frog in pity. Then I awoke.

This was the most bizarre dream. About the only things I have been able to understand are that the frog, is an indicator species, represents the health of our environment.

Isa 24:5 The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they transgressed laws, violated statutes, broke the everlasting covenant.

The dirty looking estuary could be indicative of environmental pollution. The contraption was purifying water so that it could be drunk, and the alcohol could have been used to kill viruses and bacteria still left in the evaporated water. The man looked very poor, and he needed to steal the alcohol suggesting desperation to survive in a world structure that may have collapsed due to natural calamities or economic failures. The water level right up to the building may suggest the ocean levels had risen causing flooding of coastal cities. I began rereading the book of Revelations:

Rev 8:8-11 The second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood, and a third of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed.  The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.