The Titanic, The Church, a comparison.
I had a dream where I saw the titanic sailing upon the waters and ultimately hitting an iceberg. In the dream I knew that the titanic was representative of the church, specifically the church in America. The captain of the Titanic is said to have ignored 6 or 7 warnings regarding icebergs. Remember that it was rumored to have been said of the Titanic that even God could not sink it. But the Titanic did sink by hitting an iceberg in the sea that God created. The captain did not slow down, change course, or stop despite repeated warnings.
The Titanic was to be the most luxurious cruise ship in the world offering every amenity to those who could afford it.
The Laodicean church is rich, increased with goods, having need of nothing. The captain of the Titanic represents the pastor. Those giving him the warnings of impending doom represent the prophets.
The prophets are the eyes which is why they are also called seers. One ignores their warnings at their own peril and also the peril of those under their care.
The waters of God’s judgement caused Noah’s Ark to float. The waters that flooded the Titanic after hitting the iceberg caused it to sink. The water in both cases represent sin’s judgment.
Pride and stubbornness caused the sinking. Pride in that the ship was thought to be unsinkable even by God and stubbornness that even though God in His mercy sent warning after warning of impending disaster, the warnings were ignored.
I am posting a dream from 4 years ago I believe to be related to the above dream.
I had a dream/vision 10/26/2014 . In this dream/vision I saw a bride walking down what looked to be a dirt path. What was strange is that she was blindfolded so obviously she could not see where she was going. I then saw various people with sight trying to take her by the hand to guide her. However, each time anyone tried to guide her, because in this dream/vision I sensed in my spirit that she was heading down the wrong path, she would lash out at them in anger with a knife.
It’s my belief that the bride in this dream/vision represents the church, the bride of Christ. The people sent to guide her back to the right path that had sight are the prophets. In the dream, even though blind, she refused help and lashed out at anyone who tried.
The scriptures that come to mind are:
Matthew 23:37-39 NKJV
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord !’ ”
I will conclude with a quote by A W Tozer.
Let me go out on a limb a little bit and prophesy. I see the time coming when all the holy men whose eyes have been opened by the Holy Spirit will desert worldly Evangelicalism, one by one. The house will be left desolate and there will not be a man of God, a man in whom the Holy Spirit dwells, left among them.