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A PROPHETIC DREAM FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST
I want to record my dream I had last nght.
There was a national prayer day going on. Christians around the United States, maybe around the World were getting together to form a prayer chain and to pray. I was going to join them.
There had just been a March for Jesus earlier that day. I was headed for one place, to join a group of Christians that were getting ready to pray, but I thought I would stop at this other place to see if there was anyone I knew there.
It was an airport, and the Christians were waiting inside the waiting area, until the time came where they would get together to pray.
As I walked into the area where the Christians were, I saw Suzanne sitting there in a chair. I said hi to her, she jumped up, happy to see me, and hugged me. I saw several other people I knew, also.
One brother walked up to me, and hugged me, and slipped an envelope in my hand, which I knew was money, and inwardly I was saying a prayer of thanks to God, because I was broke, and I needed the money to continue to where I needed to go.
I gave the brother one of my tracts, and told him that if he wrote to me, I would put him on my newsletter mailing list. Several people who were sitting in chairs heard that, and they were all reaching out for my tracts. They wanted to be on my mailing list, too.
They asked me if I would stay with them, but I needed to get with the other group. I asked them when the prayer was going to take place, and they said at 9:00, which was about an hour away.
As I left them, I had to go down to a basement to get out of the building. There were more people I knew there, and they were just finishing eating at a table. I had to walk in front of the people, between them and their food, which was in styrofoam trays to get to the door, but it barely hindered them from eating their food, they were just busy eating.
A pastor I knew was sitting at the table too, and he was smoking an after-dinner cigarette. He looked at me, and said ďoops, you caught me;Ē and then started justifying why he was smoking his cigarettes. He tried to talk me into waiting with them, but I knew I only had an hour to get with the other believers, so I didnít even answer him; ignoring the reasons he gave to justify his smoking. I just walked up the stairs to the outside.
This isn't the end of the dream...but what came afterwards I believe was for me personally.
I believe God has given me some understanding of this dream. The fact that the march for Jesus had just happened and now there were Christians waiting to get together to pray tells me that the Lord desires for a uniting of the body of Christ across denominational lines.
I knew a lot of people at the airport terminal, and they were waiting for the time when we would be able to get together and pray. I couldnít stay with them because I had to go and be with another group. The time was short. I had their respect and their love, and lots of people wanted my newsletter.
The fact that we were at an airport tells me that these are Christians that are waiting for the coming of the Lord with an expectancy, but they were WAITING. It was warm in there, and they were comfortable. There was indeed going to be a uniting of the body of Christ, and they were willing to be participants when it happened, but they were WAITING. I was going to join the body of Christ in another town, but these were WAITING FOR THE EVENT TO OCCUR.
Suzanne is a prayer warrior and a witness for Christ, a real witnessing machine. She is a precious sister in the Lord. In my dream, she was among those who were waiting with great expectation for the body to become united. She was WAITING.
But the dream isn't about Suzanne. Suzanne represents those brothers and sisters who are on fire for Jesus, and they are mighty prayer warriors, and great witnesses for Jesus, but they are waiting for the Body of Christ to be united. God wants them to become involved in working toward that end. The fact that she jumped up as soon as she saw me come in signifies those brothers and sisters who are just ready to go the minute they are spurred on. A brother or sister comes in, and says this is what we are going to do for the Kingdom of God, and they immediately put their hand to the plow...But God wants us to take the lead. To set the pace. No more time to wait. It's time to get on it!
The brother blessed me with an envelope which contained money, and I was rejoicing in the Lord, because once again, He had provided for me, and as usual, He did it through a precious brother or sister in the Lord. The Lord was financing the ministry He had called me to so that I could go join my brothers and sisters in another town. This brother represents those who believe in the work the Lord has called ministers to, and they finance them for the furtherance of the gospel, out of their hearts, and they are willing to see the body of Christ united, but they are just content to give, and they are waiting for someone else to do the work. They need to understand that they are ministers of God, too, and that they need to take the lead in bringing the Body of Christ together. This is not to diminish their giving...but there is MORE.
Then the ones who were sitting down, and reaching out for my tracts so that they could be added to my newsletter list represent the ones who are content to sit in the pews and read about the work that others are doing, and they are for the body of Christ coming together, but they are doing NOTHING to see it come to pass. They love the things of God, they live clean lives for God, but they are just waiting, and going with the flow.
They all were asking me to stay with them, but I couldnít, because I understood that I COULDN'T WAIT WITH THEM. I had to do something.
The time was short.
Then I went down to the basement, where there were also people waiting, but they were separated from the others who were waiting in the terminal and they were eating.
These people represent the religious ones who are only interested in indulging themselves and fulfilling their own desires instead of the desire of Jesus. They are willing to partake in things like march for Jesus or Prayer chains, but they have no real interest in seeing the body of Christ come together. Itís just another religious exercise. I had to walk in between them and their food, but that barely slowed them down, because they were intent on filling their own bellies. The fact that the food was on styrofoam plates represent the fast food mentality of these people. No matter how the word of God is preached, these donít let the conviction of God come between them and their lusts, to do it's purifying work in their lives. They hear the word, and they keep on feeding thier own lusts.
The people were like this, because they were sitting under a pastor who also was given to indulging his own lusts, represented by the cigarette that smokes and eats away at at the lungs where the breath is, and the breath represents the Spirit of God. The cigarette diminishes the capacity of the amount of breath one can take, and pastors who indulge in their worldly desires and lusts diminish the capacity of the Spirit of God to work through them.
They were in a basement, separated from the rest of the body in the terminal, because they are only interested in building their own kingdom, while having a show of desiring to see Godís will done.
In the terminal there may have been pastors among the people, but I didn't recognize any as a pastor. There are pastors who want to see their flock realize their potential. They bring them in the light, while avoiding the limelight,and encourage them to get involved. They have taken the example of Jesus, who washed His disciple's feet, and walked with them and worked with them, teaching them how to be a servant, by being a servant.
But in that dark basement, the pastor sat in a prominent place. This represents the kind of pastor who controls the flock, and who doesn't encourage them to realize who they are in the Lord. They are just content to have them feed on their fastfood Christianity.
The pastor was concerned that I had caught him smoking, and this represents those pastors who are out to be seen and recognized by man, and who want to receive honor from men, supposing that if they receive honor from men, it is an indication of favor from God.
Whereas the terminal was full of big windows and flooded with natural light, the basement was dark. Religion is dark. Impure motives are dark.
I didnít take the time to hear his justification for his self indulgence, because I had to get with the body of Christ that the Lord had called me to.
JESUS IS COMING SOON.
HE IS COMING FOR HIS BRIDE, THE BODY OF CHRIST, NOT FOR HIS DENOMINATION.
BUT HE IS CALLING HIS CHURCH TO BECOME INVOLVED IN HIS THINGS, AND NOT IN THEIR OWN.
TAKE THE INITIATIVE. DON'T JUST WAIT...GET INVOLVED IN FURTHERING HIS KINGDOM!
ARE YOU IN THE TERMINAL, OR IN THE BASEMENT?
OR...ARE YOU IN A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER?
I LOVE YOU ALL...