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Is It Peace?????

800px-Coexist-bumpersticker

Coexist Bumper Sticker: What Exactly Does It Mean?

The letters that spell coexist use different religious symbols to represent the different religions. Here are the letters used and what religion they are for.

C – This is a crescent moon that represents Islam

O – This is the peace symbol or pagan/Wiccan pentacle.

E – It is the male/female symbol or a scientific equation.

X – This is the Star of David and represents Judaism.

I – It is a pagan/Wiccan symbol used.

S – This is a Chinese yin-yang symbol.

T – The cross is used to represent Christianity.

I had a dream 03/02/2014 where I saw a woman kind of like in a form of clothing that you would see in a painting of the virgin Mary(i.e, religious garb). In the dream she was holding all of the symbols in the, ” coexist” bumper sticker I posted above. She had her hands cupped in front of her and the symbols described above were like a holographic image of a globe and they were rotating. I saw each of the religions as the globe rotated in her hands. I titled the posting, “is it peace”,being that this is what came to mind and is what Jezebel and her son both said to Jehu. “When Joram saw Jehu he asked, “Have you come in peace, Jehu?” “How can there be peace,” Jehu replied, “as long as all the idolatry and witchcraft of your mother Jezebel abound?” (2Ki 9:22)

Then Jehu went to Jezreel. When Jezebel heard about it, she put on eye makeup, arranged her hair and looked out of a window. As Jehu entered the gate, she asked, “Have you come in peace, you Zimri, you murderer of your master?” (2Ki 9:30-31)

Is it peace is probably better translated, “can we all coexist”, peacefully. The answer is exactly as Jehu said to Joram, Jezebel’s son, “How can there be peace,” Jehu replied, “as long as all the idolatry and witchcraft of your mother Jezebel abound?”

Jezebel hated prophets of God who spoke the word of the Lord regardless of the consequences it brought about to them. The Jezebel spirit is alive and well today and would like to silence the voice of the prophet so that the spirit can destroy the church of God.

The church is to be the guardian of the truth.

if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
(1Ti 3:15)

To live a life void of compromise is to invite persecution from within and without. We are to hold fast to the truth and not to compromise it in any way shape or form. There can be no peace, i.e., compromise made with Jezebel. Jezebel tries to force compromise by fear, intimidation and false accusations.

This reminds me of a similar dream I had a little over a year ago.

I had a dream 02/05/2013 where was in some sort of waiting room. The waiting room was prominent in my dream so I know it was significant. In the waiting room there were 3 people with me. There was a guy next to me with a big paperback book he was trying to get me to read because he had written it. I remember finally thumbing through it and looking at the back cover because he was being a real pain insisting that I read his book. When I mentioned this part of the dream to my wife the following morning, she said that the book was man-made doctrine that this guy was trying to shove down my throat by getting me to read “his” book the “he” wrote. Across from me there was a guy who didn’t say anything in my dream he just was there. I am not sure of his purpose in the dream as of yet. He could have just been observing what went on. The more I think about this guys purpose in the dream, it was to observe. I remember talking about simple/house churches and that is when the 3rd person in my dream, a big heavy-set woman, who was also in the waiting room, said to me that I would have to compromise with the religious institutions. She said this to me with an evil Jezebel smile and she looked so arrogant and smug in what she was saying to me. I told her that I would not compromise my beliefs in what the Lord was showing me to which she replied, that I would have to. I told her, “watch me”. That was the end of my dream.

In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, (2Ti 3:12)

We must remember from Jesus’ teachings that persecution will come from within and from without.

While I realize that Jesus was directing this to His disciples and the fate that they would suffer at the hands of their fellow countrymen because of their belief in Jesus, I had the sense that the dream I am posting below fits in with being not welcomed in the synagogue, i.e., church.

I had a dream/night vision 02/01/2014 and in it I saw a number of churches. The unique thing here is that they seemed to be centered around a common piece of ground( common ground) as the doors of the various churches all opened towards the courtyard of this common area.

In the middle of this open area or courtyard, if you will, I was standing at a podium. I am guessing that I was speaking from the podium. People were coming out of the churches and I found myself being stoned by them. I am guessing that what I was saying was not welcomed in the churches and their stoning me was their attempt to silence me. I find it no coincidence that even though there were many churches, they all were on common ground in the dream. Hence my use of the scripture below from the Gospel of John.

You will be thrown out of synagogues. Certainly, the time is coming when people who murder you will think that they are serving God. They will do these things to you because they haven’t known the Father or me.
(Joh 16:2-3)

I consider the chief dangers that confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.

…….William Booth

The End of the Church As We Know It….. A Second Dream

I had a dream 02/17/2014 and in the dream I was what seemed to be a home group. I say a home group because I got the sense that this group was attached to a church that met in a building. In the dream We were discussing various things but it is when I began to tell people about a dream I had in January of 2010 that people began to leave and I was left with no one in the room to tel my dream to. No one said to me to stop telling my dream or that they weren’t interested in hearing it, they just left and went about their business like I had never said anything about the end of the church. I am posting the dream that I had back in 2010 below.

Let me share a dream I had. In the dream, I saw a wooden coffin and inside the coffin, I saw a church with 2 very large pillars outside. also saw the lid of the coffin resting on the knuckles of 2 hands and the hands in turn were resting on the coffin like one would do just
before nailing it shut. So, as you can imagine, there was very little light left in the coffin because of the lid of the coffin being almost on the coffin. Getting back to the church I saw inside the coffin, I saw thousands of people coming out of the church and jumping out of the coffin as fast as they could. However, there were 2 groups of people who refused to leave,
in fact; they had their fists held in the air. These 2 groups were standing by the 2 very large pillars I had seen earlier in my dream. These pillars had names. The name of the first pillar was religion and the name of the second pillar was politics.

The interpretation of the dream was given by Pastor Guy and is as follows:

A coffin is what you bury the dead in. The coffin in your dream is
religious tradition holding the church (the people in the church) in
captivity from following Jesus. The two large pillars outside are the
gods of the church. The hands belonging to the knuckles in which the
lid of the coffin rested on were the hands of the Lord holding the lid
from closing all the way till those who were going to leave this
traditional church made it out.
The hands which were resting on the coffin like they were about to
shut it was the hands of the spirit of anti christ who was shutting
out the light through lies and deception. This will be a time as the
parrabel in Matt 25 of the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten
virgins.
The foolish virgins will be those remaining in the coffin and refusing
to repent from their gods of religious politics and accept the life of
Christ. Those coming out of the coffin are those who recognize the end
is here and they came out from among them as God said to do in 2 Cor.
6:14-18. The door is about to shut and be sealed.

Some additional things the Lord showed me John 5:25 NIV84

25 I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.

Those who hear are the ones coming out of the casket.
The people who standing by the pillars refusing to leave are the ones of whom Jesus says that they are trying to kill Him because there is no room in their hearts for His word. Which is why they did not leave the church in the coffin and why they will try to kill any move of God that would cause people to want to leave the coffin. They prefer the darkness of the coffin where their deeds go unexposed John 3:19-21 NKJV

And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.

A Dream About A Bar Code Scanner

This is a really puzzling dream that I had 12/20/2013 and I am still not quite sure as to what to make of it. In the dream I had been brought to an emergency room of a hospital. I am not sure why I was there in the dream I just remember laying on an examining table. The doctor that examined me was one that I know in real life as well as in this dream. The rest of the dream is where things get really weird. The doctor lifted the hair on the back of my head and there was a bar code there with numbers underneath just as you find on goods you buy in the grocery store. I remember him using a hand held scanning device to read the bar code. The info obtained by the bar code scanner was used to track my family and possibly others down. I am not sure how. What I got the sense of in the dream was that the the bar code was like the star of David that the Jewish people were forced to wear in Nazi times. How the bar code connected me to the others is a mystery to me still. If I get further revelation, I will update the post.

The Boiling Pot

I had a dream 11/20/2013. In the dream/ night vision. I saw a large heavy Iron pot. I cold not see what was in the pot because there was a lid on the pot. However, what ever was in there was boiling rapidly as it was making the heavy lid on the pot rattle as it boiled. The pot was suspended, in my dream over the United States. What comes to mind is the vision that the Lord showed Jeremiah.

The word of the LORD came to me again: “What do you see?” “I see a pot that is boiling,” I answered. “It is tilting toward us from the north.” The LORD said to me, “From the north disaster will be poured out on all who live in the land.
(Jeremiah 1:13-14)

In my dream, I too saw a boiling pot but it was upright still and not being poured out on us as in Jeremiah’s vision. The pot in my dream was covered, however, as in Jeremiah’s vision, the pot was boiling which in turn caused the lid to rattle in my dream. The rattling lid is a warning that judgement is ready to be poured out and is, in my opinion, a call to repentance. In the natural, when a pot is covered and it’s contents are subjected to high heat, what happens is that the lid will begin to rattle and the contents will begin to seep out over the sides of the pot as the lid cannot keep them in.

It would seem that the boiling pot is indicative of judgement. In Jeremiah’s case the judgement was a foregone conclusion as the boiling pot’s contents were being poured out on the land. In the case of the United States, it would seem that the Lord is giving us time to seek His face and repent.

For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
(1Peter 4:17)

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)

The Bus

I had a dream 09/11/2013 and in it I was driving a bus.  There were, of course, passengers on this bus and I would let them out as I saw fit. I was in control of the bus in the dream. The passengers on the bus all had one thing in common. They were people in my life whom I was holding unforgiveness towards. In this dream, when I would let them off of the bus it meant that they were forgiven and no longer had to ride the bus. The bus in the dream was going nowhere. I remember telling the Lord that I wanted to get off the bus also and let the passengers that were held hostage by my unforgiveness to be let go. 

What I believe led to this dream is a prayer that I have been praying which is for the Lord to search my heart and find anything in there that is displeasing to Him. I have been asking for holiness in my life so that His presence would be made manifest and anything in the way be revealed and dealt with. Some of the people on the bus were from my childhood. Things I have long forgotten but thankfully the Lord hasn’t.  Some things are easy to forgive and others take a while. The thing is that you have to deal with it. Just because you have forgotten the hurt and the person(s) or situation that caused it in no way means that you have dealt with it and allowed Jesus to heal it.  A wound concealed is a wound that needs to be brought to the light of the Lord’s healing touch.

I had a vision about a year ago that goes along with this dream because it is what the Lord desires to do for all His children.

 

A vision that the Lord gave me for myself a while ago dealing with hurts and wounding of my heart was awesome. In this vision I saw a human heart, mine,  being held in a pair of hands, The heart was wrapped in gauze and I could see that it had dried blood on it meaning that it had been there for a while. Then I saw another pair of hands begin to slowly unwrap the gauze and as the wrapping came off, I saw a heart that was very bruised, had multiple stab wounds, many scabs, and looked almost lifeless. Then I saw the hands that had been holding the heart cup the heart, one hand over the other, so that i could not see it. What I did see was a brilliant white light coming from between the fingers of the hands holding it. When the hands were again open, I saw a new healthy heart.

 

America And The End of Freedom……….a 3rd Dream

The first time I had the following dream was April 19th 2010. For those of you that have not followed my blog until recently, I will post it again because it is important to the dream I had last night, 08/11/2013.

I had a dream, April 19,2010. In this dream I was outside with family and friends having fun when I saw military planes flying overhead having wires attached to them that reached the ground and they were carrying a building. When the first building went up I commented to my friends that it looked like something out of star wars, this however, would be the first of many buildings that would be erected by the military. These buildings were being erected right were we were standing. All the buildings seemed to be descending from the sky. In the next part of the dream we, including Debbie and me were inside the buildings that had been placed there by the military, We were in a room with other people and we were being held captive. We could not leave and any attempt to do so we would be facing guards with tasers. In one part of the dream I did try to escape through a doorway and as I jumped over the railing I felt a surge of electricity go through my legs and was told if I didn’t stop It would get worse. In the room that we were in there was a mother and daughter sitting next to us and the little girl had asthma. Her mother was out of her medication and was unable to get more for her. Debbie had a prescription that was not exactly the same as the little girl was taking but offered it to the mother. The next part of my dream I was in my kitchen of the house in which I currently live only there were people there who did not belong there eating food that I had bought. I had no control over them being there. When we could go outside, it was much different from before. I saw statues of people who looked like they had been shot. There was definitely the sense that we were no longer free. No one could leave. I then heard a voice saying, “America’s best days are behind her, she will be a weakened nation”.

I had this same dream again on May 8, 2012 only this time, I was telling both my friends about the dream I mentioned above and then in my dream, they both looked at one another and said, ” that sounds like a description of a F.E.M.A camp and there’s one around here. I used to live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania so, “around here”, as said by my friends is in the vicinity of Pittsburgh.

Which leads me to the third dream I had on 08/11/2013. In this dream I had come out of my parents house where I had grown up which is in Pittsburgh. I believe this to be a significant fact based on the above dreams I posted. Upon coming out I saw 4 fighter jets facing each other at angles, each one having wires dangling down and each one connected to the other by the noses of their individual planes by a wire so that the wires formed an “X”, as in, I’m guessing, “X” marks the spot. I remember running in to get my wife to look at this and when we had both come out to see what I had been seeing, the planes were gone. There wasn’t even a trace of them in the sky. My wife had said to me that I had seen a vision in the dream and that’s where the dream had ended.

The 2 things that stood out to me in the dream is the fact that the fighter jets formed the letter “X”, and that the wires that were hanging down from them were now empty and unlike in the first dream where they had buildings attached. This tells me that the buildings, in my dream, were already in place.

Fishers of Men

I had a dream 07/14/2013 and in this dream I was in a church, but in another part of the building. There were tables there so I am guessing that this was some sort of social room. I remember, for whatever reason, that the church that I was in was an Assemblies of God. I am not sure of the significance of that fact as of yet, however, when the Lord shows me, I will update the post.

Back to the dream.

In this dream I was seated talking to an older woman with blond hair and she also had crooked teeth, again details I remember from the dream. I remember telling her that the great commission from Jesus was for us to be fishers of men, i.e. make disciples and teach all nations. I remember telling her that you can’t fish from the comfort of a building but you have to be in the sea n order to fish. I then told her that the sea in the Bible is sometimes indicative of people. So, in order to be catching fish, your boat has to be in and among the sea of people. Remember, Jesus brought the church to the people, furthermore,  the Gospel of John says that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.We then talked about an outpouring of the Holy Spirit . That was the end of the dream. This dream reminds me of a vision I had several years ago.

In this vision I saw a very stormy sea, at night,with no moon nor stars, and in the sea, there were people drowning. Also in the sea, were many rowboats with a captain in each and the captain, along with those in the boat were rescuing those who were in the sea. The boats would only hold so many and that is why many boats were needed. I saw that the boats all rowing to a light house. Also in the vision, I saw a very large ocean liner. It had a crew of thousands and it took every member of the crew to run the ship, no one could be spared to aid in the rescuing those who were drowning in the sea. Furthermore, the ocean liner was huge and very high so that it would be impossible for its crew to reach a hand into the water to rescue those who were drowning. As you might have guessed, the row boats are symbolic of house/simple churches. A rowboat can only hold so many before it begins to sink. The ocean liner is the mega church(machine) it has so much machinery needed to keep the vessel running that it can’t spare anybody. And when I saw the ocean liner steer toward somebody that was drowning in an effort to save them it ended up killing them. I believe that the Lord is returning the His church back to ts roots and to the simplicity of the gospel message from which it was birthed, I believe that the,”machinery” is being dismantled and the complexity of the machinery is giving way to the simplicity that is the Gospel pattern for church.

The Burdens The Religious/Religion Place Upon People

I had a dream 07/14/2013. In the dream I saw people walking dragging these heavy weights. And then I saw people on either side of them yelling at them and giving them more weights to drag thus impeding their walk. The scripture that the Lord dropped into my heart here is:

“They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger”. (Mat 23:4) These are the religious of which Jesus has the following to say.

“But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments. “They love the place of honor at banquets and the chief seats in the synagogues, and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called Rabbi (or pastor, elder, deacon, prophet, apostle, etc.) by men. (Mat 23:5-7)
If you don’t love the sinner, i.e., help carry the burden by loving them instead of adding to it by condemning them, then the Lord will not give you the right to speak into their lives.

Remember, religion is all about keeping up outward appearances. The heart does not come into play with a religious person.

Jesus said to come to Him all that labor and are heavy laden and that He would give rest to those who came to Him. This is an open invitation by the Lord to all those bound by the trappings placed upon them by the religious.religion.

As I saw these people slowly moving along while being constantly harassed by those on the side lines, I saw that they were moving towards a set of doors.  Then I saw a group of people with open bibles standing in front of the doors blocking the people from entering through the doors.

The Lord dropped the following scripture into my heart after seeing this.

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in”. (Mat 23:13)

Are we obstacles or conduits?

The Ark

This is the second dream that I had on 07/04/2013 before waking this morning. In this dream I saw an Ark much like the one described in Genesis that Noah built. The ark was on dry land and it was next to a mountain. The difference in my dream and what was described in Genesis was that there were people coming into the Ark. In Noah’s time he warned people of God’s pending judgement upon the earth when the ark was on dry land and I am sure he looked like a crazy fool which is how prophets are sometimes thought of. In my dream, once again, there is an ark and it is on dry land and people are being warned by God’s prophets to come into the ark before the waters of tribulation come. If you remember the Lord’s words to His disciples where He said, “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. “For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, they were marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. (Mat 24:37-39)

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