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The Sleeping Bride

I had a dream 10/18/2013 just before getting up. In the dream I saw a woman dressed as a bride lying in a coffin. In the dream I got the sense that she was not dead but sleeping and awaiting to be awakened. She did not have the color of death in her face and she was so clothed that she would be ready for the wedding the minute her groom awakened her.

This reminds me of an awakening which is what revivals of the past were called where the church was awakened from its slumber and revival broke out. It’s been over 100 years since the Azuza street revival and I pray that we won’t have to wait much longer for this one. This nation, this world needs to see a move of God. This dream reminds me of a dream and vision that I had in March of 2012 that I will post below. The dream then had to do with Tucson, Arizona, however, I believe that the dream I just posted above has much broader implications.

I had a dream early the morning of March 1, 2012 about Tucson having an earthquake. The dream was real enough that I wanted to and intend to purchase earthquake insurance for my house. I personally believe that the dream is indicating both a spiritual and physical event about to hit Tucson. What comes to mind as I write this is the vision from Ezekiel 37 regarding the valley of dry bones. “So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a noise. And behold, a shaking! And the bones came near, a bone to its bone”.
(Eze 37:7 MKJV) Some of these bones are buried and we walk over them not knowing that they even exist. So an earthquake would definitely reveal that which was hidden from view, at least that is what I am thinking.

The Hebrew word used for shaking here is, ra‛ash, and following is the definition of the word:

A masculine noun referring to an earthquake, a shaking, a rumbling, a commotion. It indicates a quaking of the surface of the earth (1Ki_19:11-12); the quivering and shaking of a warhorse as it engages a battle (Job_39:24); or the brandishing, shaking of a javelin (Job_41:29 [21]). It refers to the roar and commotion, the clatter of a battle itself (Isa_9:5 [4]); or the preparations for war (Jer_10:22). It depicts the noise of a rolling chariot wheel, hastening into battle (Nah_3:2). It is used of the sounds made by the Lord’s chariot appearance and movement (Eze_3:12). It stands for an earthquake itself, a great shaking, trembling (Amo_1:1; Zec_14:5).

When I spoke to my former Pastor regarding the dream he said the following, ” it’s very similar to a prophecy that several shared with me 4 years ago in Tucson. The urgency seemed to be centered around the airbase at that time. For whatever reason. I pray it’s a spiritual awakening, but the concern has been there about disaster”.

The Lord gave me a word the following day about the dream of the Earthquake I had which was, ” the dead in Christ will rise first”. I have been seeing in visions of tombs opening up. What I feel the Spirit saying is that the, “dead” here have to do with His church. The earthquake will wake the church here in Tucson. In addition, the , “dead”, are spoken of in Ephesians and says the following, “But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. For this reason it says, “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.” The word, “sleeper”, here comes from the Greek word,”καθεύδω katheúdō which means to be spiritually asleep, i.e., secure and unconcerned in sin, or indolent and careless in the performance of duty. The word, “dead”, comes from the Greek word, “νεκρός nekros”, which metaphorically means, spiritually dead, destitute of a life that recognizes and is devoted to God because its given up to trespasses and sins; inactive as respects doing right; destitute of force or power, inactive, inoperative.
(Eph 5:13-14 NASB)

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21 thoughts on “The Sleeping Bride

  1. Marsha Barnes on said:

    Hi Tony, Yes we so need a revival again, but it has to come from God. We need something to shake us awake to make people seek the Lord. We are in the last of last days here, and the bride is asleep and most not watching. This remind me of the virgins and the Lamps. How many are watching and waiting, sharing the Word of God, and honestly looking for His coming? O Lord wake us up and let the people seek thee soon. We need another “Great Awakening”. I don’t know what it will be, but we sure need it. Sincerely, Marsha

  2. Lisette Defoe on said:

    Hey Tony… Long time. I dont get on to read as often as before due to schedule, just post and go. But I always look forward to sit and read your posts even if 2-3 at a time. I recognize God’s warnings and leading in your dreams.

  3. Very interesting Tony, thanks for sharing!

  4. I’m ironically writing a post right now regarding Revival. We actually don’t require Revival, we’re confused of what we actually need in our nation. A Revival is a result of what needs to be done. Like John the Baptist preparing the way of the LORD, we require a move the Spirit of Elijah. It’s an expression of the Holy Spirit that of deep reconciliation, that of man to God but also that of families (Malachi 4:6). Before Jesus came with all the miracles, which we usually associate with Revival, John the Baptist paved the way of righteousness.

    But take note, Jesus healed 10s of thousands of people. Even this sign to the unbelieving Jews was not enough for them to believe. Even the 10s of thousands healed were no where to be seen after Jesus died, rose again, and ascended to heaven but there were only 120 in the upper room.

    Most have this idea that in Revival God fixes everything, when the reality is that he radically calls us to be the ‘ministers of reconciliation’ (2 Corinthians 5:18).

    God Bless,
    Dave Lee

    • All true, however, the word revival literally means, “again life”. Revivals throughout history have also been called awakenings. In the dream I had about the sleeping bride she was in a coffin. She needed to be awakened by her lover, the Lord. She needed revived by the Spirit of the Lord to again breathe the breath of life back into her and that is revival. This is what the Lord showed me in the dream and I will stick to that until He reveals something else.

      I would tend to agree that Christians tend to think that revival makes everything wonderful. Nothing could be further from the truth. The church had become a place to hide from the world instead of a place to be launched into the world. Go and tell has been replaced by come and hear. Which is why the present form of church is dying and soon to be dead. Personalities are worshiped instead of the Lord. People go to hear the pastor speak instead of gathering to seek the Lord. Take a look at the puzzle vision the Lord gave me a short while ago. The post is entitled, when you come together.

      • I understand we the Body needs to be awakened, but the confusing part is how. Most around me say Revival, but no one can really tell me what Revival is. For a time I chased Revival and prayed for Revival. I don’t pray for it anymore, because it’s not what we need. Compromise and complacency has lulled the Bride of Christ to sleep, now it is time to awaken her to her responsibilities she did didn’t know she had.

      • How did the first man become a living soul?

      • The breath of God, that is still is breathing calling us to righteousness; love, hope, and peace.

      • The breath of God gives life. God breathed into the first man and he became a living soul. Look at what Jesus did.

        John 20:22 NKJV

        And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

        These are the 2 times in the Bible where the Lord breathed on his creation and have them life

      • But that isn’t Revival, that is birth or being born again through Spirit. Awakening and Revival are not synonymous, we’ve made them synonymous. Maybe back on azusa street it meant the exact same thing, but today it’s a monster of rebellion and just like one of your other dreams pointed out…. worship without Jesus even being allowed in.

      • I live in Revival central, where there was an authentic 8 month Revival 3 years ago. They still don’t understand why it stopped.

      • Let us build are the 3 words that stop a move of God

      • Yes, and that is what they said.

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  6. Tina vigfusson on said:

    I had a dream similar ….. I was 11/12?(47 now) …I was in a huge room with bright whites walls and floor. I was an adult dressed in a wedding dress and standing beside me was a man dressed as the groom, I could not see his face. On the far end of the room was a white object set along the wall,we approached together, as I got closer I could see it was a coffin. The man and I walked up to it and inside was me in a white dress. I’m still not sure what it means exactly…..but this might be it….he was showing me my salvation?

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