Hi Fully Restored,
That just shows you how important it is to identify the trigger. It changes everything.
I also misunderstood the part about the dog. I thought it tried to scare you, but, in fact, it was scared. So, it appears that you may be right. When Christians are backsliding they do scare easily and because they are not led by the Holy Spirit, they do not know how to react to challenging situations.
However, I still have a strong feeling that it is about more than just you and your husband’s difference of opinion about the situation that you mentioned. (the stars and the asteroids and the explosions). It may be that you experienced the events as something aimed at you and your family although it might be an event that influences a lot more people than you think.
Unplugging the appliances does mean “pausing” the use of the spiritual tools but the motive was to prevent them from getting damaged.
Allowing the fire speaks of either allowing God to purify someone, or allowing God to judge and punish someone. But I have no idea what this is about.
So, I am afraid this is all I have for you regarding this dream.