Thanks, let’s look at this dream: (It appears that you are right about the trigger. I have experienced many times that the interaction among church-members, when the church is lukewarm, is revealed in dreams and visions by a vacation-like almost non-spiritual events)
The hot tub speaks of the possibility of or the opportunity of “time of relaxation” and “uplifting interaction”, between you and your husband, made possible by people close to you, probably the people that you mentioned. “Cousins” symbolizes spiritual family so if not them, then people in the body of Christ but not in your congregation, perhaps. Whatever, somebody made an opportunity possible for you and your husband and that made you excited and glad. The negative thing here is that they did not give you real spiritual blessings. They gave you something to enjoy. It is all about pleasure.
It was probably given for you to use it and not selling it but selling is an option. So whatever this is, you can make use of it or “sell” it. This part emphasizes that we always have the power to choose. If something is not good for us we should reject it and if it is good, we use it. Anyway, this may be an opportunity and a blessing or not (seeing that a fox appeared on the scene).
Foxes in dreams and visions speak of people who follow their own hearts and spirits by being very sly and cunning and evil and deceiving to achieve what they strive for. They like to hide their true motives from other people just like foxes hiding in their holes.
The knife and the two knives and the going out speak of a few things; you need to use the word of God (knife), you need unity and agreement. In dreams and visions, the number two symbolizes agreement and union. The number two is the number of witness and testimony. It speaks of unity in this sense. So perhaps, you need your husband to stand in agreement with you, and the going out speaks of your actions, not to be defensive but offensive. This means “positive, word-declaration. You are not fighting a sly person. You are taking control of the circumstances through calling into existence what is not yet in existence.
Unfortunately, the next few parts are very confusing. It appears that you either win or you lost the ability to use the word of God effectively. In both cases, the message or warning may be that whatever this situation represents, you need to make sure you know the word for this incident and you must use it with authority, boldly and successfully.
Now, this part about you and your husband had a very confusing end, and this here is the connection with the lukewarm congregation, probably because of it. The scene now goes over to lukewarm activities and interaction in the congregation, although I think you and your husband probably represent people who are in need of a real spiritual “hot” experience and congregation or church. It is clear by looking at the symbols that the church is running after temporary things with no spiritual value but for pleasure. So all these things, the Mountain Dew soda, the toy, the candy, the water slide all speak of the church desiring useless spiritual experiences.
So this is probably just a confirmation of what you discussed with your friend. I don’t think the part about the hot tub and fox is real. It is not about you. I think God showed you that the church is under attack whilst fooling around with bad things.
So, one could say that God joined in the conversation. This is bad and it should bother us. I think it bothers God. It is clear that this causes the word of God not to be effective and people not using the word effectively.
By the way, the fact that you were in this park with highschool friends and not family, is an indication that this probably represents the global church.