My Dreams and Visions

Dreams and Visions

A Reputation For Being Alive But Dead On The Inside

I had a dream 08/08/2015. I was looking at a church building and it was covered in flies. From my experience with these pests they annoy people, swarm over poop, and dead things. It is the last of these things that I saw in the dream. As I said it is the last of these things that I will describe as to what I saw being that flies are attracted to dead things. The next part of the dream I was shown the inside of the church building.  Inside I saw people standing holding onto the pew in front of them. That in and of itself wouldn’t be a strange sight. However, what I saw was sickening because the people that I saw standing were dead. I saw their flesh rotting and falling of their bones.

The church of Sardis had a reputation for being alive but was considered dead by Jesus.

Revelation 3:1
The Dead Church
3 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write,
“These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: ‘I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.

It would seem that Jesus is saying that their name, i.e., outward appearance and/or reputation  and fame was more important to them than the spiritual condition of the people’s hearts.

This too reminds me of Babylon.

Gen 11:3 — Gen 11:4
Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar.
And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

I will deal with the items in these 2 verses one at a time.
Come let us make bricks.

Bricks are man made and formed by man and are therefore dead. Look at the Lord’s command to Moses. Man can glory in his accomplishments rather than giving glory to God.

.Exodus 20:25
And if you make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone; for if you use your tool on it, you have profaned it.

A stone is not man made and Moses was further commanded not to alter it with human tools.
Why?
1Pe 2:4 — 1Pe 2:5
The Chosen Stone and His Chosen People
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious,
you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. It is impossible for man to take an ounce of credit in the creating of a stone while he can take all the credit in the formation of a brick. Stones come in all shapes and sizes as do people whereas bricks are shaped using a mold and ALL are the same

The mortar is what holds the man made bricks together as opposed to the Spirit of God. The mortar represents human means. Church programs, is an example of what draws people because it, rather than Jesus is used to fill a need.

What is also worthy of note is that the cornerstone of this building in Babylon  was rebellion because the command given to them was to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. A similar command was given by Jesus to His disciples when He said go into all the world teaching them His commandments and making disciples. 
With Jesus the cornerstone of the early church their heart was evangelism not building spectacular buildings. They heeded the command of, “go and tell”,  and not what is popular in today’s church which is come and hear.
The  Babylonians did not wish to head the Lord’s command to be fruitful and multiply they said let us build and thus make a name and/or reputation for ourselves. Hence my inclusion of Jesus’ comments regarding the church of Sardis . They had a reputation for being alive but we’re dead.

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11 thoughts on “A Reputation For Being Alive But Dead On The Inside

  1. It’s interesting that the dead people inside the church were holding onto the pews in front of them, isn’t it? In other words, the interior ‘structure’ of the church was supporting them, the corpses were able to ‘lean’ on this, enabling them to be standing, thus still appearing from a distance to be alive. Only the presence of the flies and a closer inspection shows that they’re dead!
    That is interesting ….. flies gather where things are decaying and rotten, and metaphorically too they’re around people who are ‘rotten’. As in, ‘By their fruits shall you know them’ – a clean building (temple, body, subtle body) doesn’t attract negative beings. So when we see flies in someone’s house, we know they don’t keep it very clean!

  2. sandra on said:

    Very shocking Tony.

    It is all about one thing:
    what are our priorities?

    Other priorities than God: the result can be the above.

    Still, I don’t judge about it (not that I think that anyone else does) . He does not make it easy on us. (or is it that we ‘don’t make it easy because of the wrong priorities? That we prefer other sources ?) It is a narrow road. And I understand the people who put other priorities first. Really, I can understand that. The narrow road grieves me. I understand it so well, all the distractions of this world. It is not about being bad or good. We are all the same.

    Must we be ‘excellent’ to be able to follow the narrow road?

    I feel very very sorry about the flies. Lot’s of people do try, and don’t understand themselves why faiththings don’t work for them. Not all of them don’t cry out.

  3. sandra on said:

    For years now I find it odd that christian conferences, healing services etc are full of … christians…

    I can’t figure it out. That is a strange phenomenon.

    But their being there, means they stretch out.

    Or….are they focussed on miracles, healings? But then: who isn’t.
    (I’m not actually, if I get a word or something that gives more insight I’m happy)

  4. sandra on said:

    The healers need healing.

    The fixers of wounds need fixing.

    The restorers need restoring.

    What the heg is going on.

  5. Tony, this woman has dreams showing great changes in the church, very like yours!

    http://wandaalger.me/

    Barbara

  6. If you scroll down the page a way to an earlier post of hers, she says about the apostles being given keys. I thought immediately of your ‘Key’ dreams!

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