I had a dream that I was awoken from at 2am September 22nd. In the dream I was saw a very old sailing vessel from the period of the Revolutionary War. As one may or may not know these ships were not fancy, no comforts, just built for sailing and doing battle when necessary. The fact that the ship was old had great significance in the dream as the time this ship would have sailed would have been the First Great Awakening which was between the 1730’s – 1770’s, the time of George Whitfield. As I was about to begin this post the following Scripture was dropped into my spirit.
Jeremiah 6:16 (NKJV) 16 Thus says the LORD:
“Stand in the ways and see,
And ask for the old paths, where the good way is,
And walk in it;
Then you will find rest for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
Remember that the ship I saw was an old ship not a modern cruise ship were one goes to be pampered.
In the next part of the dream I was in an organized religion church and I knew the pastor and wanted to share this dream about returning to the ancient paths so, as he stood at the podium to begin his sermon, I motioned to him that I had a word from God, i.e, the dream I’m currently sharing. The Pastor just looked at me and rolled his eyes. Then another man stood up and began prophesying. He had an open Bible but was wearing the thickest glasses I’ve ever seen which indicated, I believe, that he was all but blind. This person the Pastor let speak.
In the next part of the dream I was with a pastor I knew. We were in a car driving, I was doing the driving, as it was I who was sharing the dream. This pastor currently is not pastoring and no longer a part of organized religion. We were driving around looking at houses. I was sharing the dream with him and he was receptive. The fact that we were looking at houses and not buildings is significant.
Remember the ancient ways has to do with examining the path you’re on using the ancient ways as your guide. Also the ancient ways, as in my dream, has to do with past revivals. One has to examine the 1st and 2nd great awakenings and see what the men who led them were like. If we want to see the third great awakening so many say they want to see then we must go back to the past revivals and see what it was that brought them about. Repentance always comes before revival and it must take place from pulpit to pew. No one is above the need to repent.