My Dreams and Visions

Dreams and Visions

What Has The Church Become?

I had a dream the morning of 09/26/2013 . In the dream I was inside a church although not a part of the church, I was just inside observing. I saw 2 sets of pews that were full  of people on both sides with an aisle separating the pews.  Then I saw, towards the front of the church, a large cross and it was laying with the top corner of the cross and foot of the cross  positioned in such a way as for someone to stoop down and get underneath the cross and carry it.  The cross was positioned with the foot of the cross towards the pulpit and the top was facing the doors of the church. It was as if it were placed there for anyone willing to stoop down and pick it up. What I found significant is the fact that in every church I have ever been in, the cross was always standing, usually on the platform where the preacher preaches his sermon but here it was not, instead, it was among the people The people in either side of the pews paid no attention to it as they were engaged in worship getting their Holy Spirit buzz. Then I saw a young man get out of the pew, walk towards the cross,stoop down, pick it up, and then proceed to walk out of the church.  I remember people laughing at him as he did this. Sound familiar?  The young man was undeterred and carried the cross, now his cross out of the church. “He carried his own cross and went out of the city to a location called The Skull. (In Hebrew this place is called Golgotha.)That is why Jesus suffered outside the gates of Jerusalem. He suffered to make the people holy with his own blood. So we must go to him outside the camp and endure the insults he endured.
(Heb 13:12-13)

(Joh 19:17)

Whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow me doesn’t deserve to be my disciple. (Mat 10:38)

The cross is an object of scorn. shame, ridicule, and finally death.

 

The dream reminds me of a vision that I had in 2010 that I will post below.

I had a very tragic vision on 07/25/2010. In the vision I could see many preachers, their pulpits
were lined up next to each other,they were very learned men, some were in suits and some were in robes,and they were preaching to a very large congregation . The eyes of everyone in the congregation and their attention were on these preachers. In back of these preachers I could see Jesus on the cross. Not one of the preachers ever mentioned the cross in his preaching and no one in the congregation ever looked at the cross, their eyes were on the preachers and they were attentive to the “wisdom” that was being taught by them.

We must focus on Jesus, the source and goal of our faith. He saw the joy ahead of him, so he endured death on the cross and ignored the disgrace it brought him. Then he received the highest position in heaven, the one next to the throne of God.
(Heb 12:2)

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10 thoughts on “What Has The Church Become?

  1. friendtorobots on said:

    Very powerful message to the Body of Christ! I agree. God has been putting strongly on my heart the necessity to follow Him instead of following people (preachers — celebrity or not). Thankfully, I attend a church with a senior and associate pastor who follow Him (not people) and are strong in the word and always listening to the Holy Spirit.

    • What about you, friend? Are YOU strong in the Word and always listening to the Holy Spirit? Or is it just the JOB of your pastor and associate pastor?

      Think about it.

      May God guide you here and always.

      • I have walked with the Lord for many years and I pray and listen constantly. It is each of our jobs to listen and obey the Lord as we will all individually stand before the Lord and give account for our actions.

      • I am sorry…the question was actually directed at “friendtorobots” who mentioned his/her pastor and associate pastor were strong in the word and listened to Holy Spirit.

        Sorry i thought the reply button was for the person who posted te comment.

        Was just trying to stress the point you just made that it is each person’s job to listen and obey because it is an individual race..in one Body of Christ.

        I believe you do. God bless

      • no problem, you just hit the wrong, “reply” button

      • friendtorobots on said:

        A lot of spiritual warfare has been coming my way, but it makes me realize how much more I need Jesus every single day. Yes, I do my best to be attune to the Holy Spirit. Without Him, there is no discernment.

      • I will be praying for you.

      • Glad to hear that. It is normal for a true child of God to be in constant “battle”. The devil never sleeps. He walks around like a roaring lion looking for whom to devour. Good news is our God never sleeps nor slumbers. His Power is above all and you have that Power as His Child. Be encouraged. Stay close to our Father and never let go because He will never let go of you. The Holy Spirit is life to you. Without Him, you can’t survive. Hang on for dear life. Go in peace. God bless you.

  2. Hi Tony,

    The young man who picked up the cross and walked out is typical of the believers who cannot find the meaning of Christ’s death on the cross inside the church. He was the only one who took notice of the cross and understood that to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, he needed to pick it up and go where the Lord has gone. Jesus bore the cross and walked to Golgotha and so the young man walked towards that direction. This is very symbolic as the way to Golgotha means suffering. He was willing to walk the way of suffering just to follow the Savior.

    This also shows the spiritual condition of the Church- superficial and the way of the cross she doesn’t know; and the congregation, the ‘so-called Christians’ mock those who separate themselves from the superficial to follow the Savior even if it means getting out of the ‘church’ to be a true disciple.

    Great and very profound dream and vision.

    Blessings,
    Cynthia

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