|And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams.
|As the days are drawing closer to the time of Jesus’ return for His church, many of us are having dreams and words of encouragement to be shared with each other, such is the case in the dream I am going to share with you now:
There were several of us sitting in chairs at a town meeting; I was the one in the position of authority. We were in an abandoned building shed like in appearance.
Buildings are usually referring to the person. In this case, it is the body of believers being bare and poor as an empty shed spiritually speaking.
As we were looking at each other and talking, a group of beings from beneath our building appeared, and began coming toward us in a threatening manner. I made a feeble attempt telling them to move along, as the rest of my group sat back in fear and defeat. I was hit with pain and agony in body, as were several others from my group.
As a body we weren’t looking to the Lord but to man, I spoke without the power of the Holy Spirit because of not having on the full armor of God, spoken of in Eph 6. This reminds me of the scripture:
2 Tim 3:5
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away
Because of having no power, we were overcome in fear and pain of spirit as well as pain of body.
Then I heard a voice from within me telling me to use the Blood of Jesus as I was taught to use it. I began to praise God, and all of a sudden, I got angry, and a feeling of mighty power swept through my being. I jumped up looking at these monsters from hell, and said clearly “Glory to God and the Blood of Jesus Christ!” As I said these words the monsters crawled back under the building, and the group of people began to applaud and rejoice over the Lamb of God.
There is mighty power in praising God:
But You are holy, O You Who dwell in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered]. Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted (leaned on, relied on You, and were confident) and You delivered them. They cried to You and were delivered; they trusted in, leaned on, and confidently relied on You, and were not ashamed or confounded or disappointed.
I was a teenager in this part of the dream along with two other dear friends of mine.
We stood in the fields where the men had planted our crops for the winter food. They were destroyed with heat and draught, not a living thing was to be seen. As we looked at this field knowing this was a catastrophe for all our people, we felt fear begin to move around us, when another teenager walked up and invited us to her home to see what the secret to a good crop was.
Again, we looked to man for our food and survival rather then the Lord. With so many jobs lying off and money so tight, do we look to man or God? Then we followed a person to find the answer.
When we arrived at her home, which was across the field and quite away from our village, we saw what looked like a Jewish Temple or Synagogue. As we went into her home, we saw huge beautifully carved rocks used for furniture along with beautiful silk curtains all over the place made of many varied colors.
First of all this young lady took us off the main track. The temple represents a doctrine denying Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, but we didn’t know this since we were only watching man not God.
The rocks used in this case represent our hearts as being cold and hard. There was nothing of comfort in this world only prettiness but nothing real.
This young lady explained her younger brother was in another part of the house doing something about God, but that he was weird so pay him no mind. She led the girls into another room and told them to lie down and think about God.
False teachers and false hearts for God, have no respect for the things of God. Do we show respect to those consecrating themselves to the LORD? The girls followed this mocker of God blindly looking for the answers. Do we do this even to as small degree? Do we want to have our ears tickled? Think about God, do we only hear or do we act on what He says? Exactly what or who is the god of our thoughts?
As the girls did this, I went to find the little brother; he was in what looked like a shower stall with a sparkling glorious water like substance being poured over him. This was the holy of holies and his hands were lifted up as he talked with God, his countenance was all a glow.
Seeing this glory falling upon Him and knowing I needed what he had, I joined him in this praise and shower of glory.
I finally got it right with the Lord.. What a joy I felt His love and glory wash over me.. I still feel this as I write this out for you.
I then left him and joining the other girls I too laid down and looking up, seeing a beautiful ceiling with painted pictures of God and the heavens. I began to praise God in earnest .. then His glory came down on us .. I saw the ceiling painting slowly come closer to us until it's glory touched us, filling the room, giving us a peace and complete joy.
The younger brother knew the Lord on an intimate level and He knew
to rise above the fear, through praise. The sister mocked her younger
brother .. He had what she lacked and she thought God took care of her
for her holiness, she said she had the answer to God providing the crops.. when in truth it is her brother whom God honored. She had a lot of "religious" pride which is the destructive force in too many of those going by the name of Christian.
Another thing about her "brother" he was very young about 12 or so.. do we give due respect to our younger brothers and sisters in Christ? Or do we think we have all the answers?
1 Tim 4:12
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity
We have nothing to fear during this time of trials, the Lord always takes care of His own which are those leaning and serving Him. This is a call for all us to get our homes in order and make sure we are lining up with this HOLY FATHER we say we serve. If we are really His, then we will walk the walk.
What is the use (profit), my brethren, for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no [good] works [to show for it]? Can [such] faith save [his soul]?
So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead).
You believe that God is one; you do well. So do the demons believe and shudder [in terror and horror such as make a man's hair stand on end and contract the surface of his skin]!
Are you willing to be shown [proof], you foolish (unproductive, spiritually deficient) fellow, that faith apart from [good] works is inactive and ineffective and worthless?
Was not our forefather Abraham [shown to be] justified (made acceptable to God) by [his] works when he brought to the altar as an offering his [own] son Isaac? [Gen. 22:1-14.]
You see that [his] faith was cooperating with his works, and [his] faith was completed and reached its supreme expression [when he implemented it] by [good] works.
And [so] the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed in (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on) God, and this was accounted to him as righteousness (as conformity to God's will in thought and deed), and he was called God's friend.
You see that a man is justified (pronounced righteous before God) through what he does and not alone through faith [through works of obedience as well as by what he believes].
For as the human body apart from the spirit is lifeless, so faith apart from [its] works of obedience is also dead.
I have been searching myself and now I pray each of you will search your heart as well. This is a prophetic dream sent from the Lord to warn us not to put off cleaning up our lives and homes. He is coming soon and we don't want to be left.
I pray for God's peace and protection upon each of us.