I had a dream….
It was not very clear but essentially I found myself in a role as journalist ie the role had fallen on me to report or make a report. My old head of service was there. I saw the need to ensure that the news was balanced particular in relation to those disadvantaged, but I was being challenged by my own (people in the house) about what I was doing. The challenge was evidencing change ie questioning where my evidence was that someone, (whom I had reported on) had changed for the better.
I saw myself explaining my role to the ‘head of service’ and my emphasis and how important it was for people to not judge with the natural eye, but read between the lines. I was emphasizing that we need to see those things which are not as though they were ie having enough faith to believe the impossible, and speaking ‘life’ , not death , over others. Inherently , the message of salvation, reconciliation, restoration and hope.
The dream switched and I saw myself in a church service. I was trying to worship and pray but a woman grabbed my arm – it impeded my flow. There was a struggle. I disengaged my arms and broke free.
Another sister then got up and started to sing the most beautiful song.
It was the song of the Lord – majestic and deep.
I was free and able to worship .
I woke up.
As we all know interpretation belongs to God . He speaks in a variety of means for edification and to encourage and to help the Body. There are many dimensions to a dream or revelation and I don’t pretend to have exhausted them here, but simply sharing.
I know there are many challenges in the ‘House’ and in our flesh and cross culturally. Ive seen it and lived it and have had my own battles.
Dreams speak inwardly and outwardly, if we are humble enough to receive what the Spirit might be saying to us and the churches.
Let me say here, that Salvation belongs to our God not a man. He is the Head of Service if you like. Had it been left to man or a woman, I myself would have been refused baptism all those years ago, but my heart was sincere and I was known of my Father.
I am still known of my Father.
Judge not by outward appearance or from those who have been positioned by man or themselves for glory, or pecuniary advantage. Judge righteously. Our God is looking on our hearts. He has his own ‘foot soldiers’ and chosen vessels.
There is a beautiful scripture which I love , it is Isaiah 53:1. It says, who hath believed our report and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed’ . God reveals his secrets to his servants.
I think the whole chapter of Isaiah 53 is worthy of review as well as Isaiah 54 and may it encourage our hearts as we dig deep and eat the word.
What is the dream saying ? It says many things I believe and only God knows what is at the root, or what he seeks to reveal to me and you, this day.
Sometimes we can be quick to judge and condemn others. Let us be careful in our assessments. There are many ‘offices’ and ‘operations’ in the House , we can’t and don’t understand everything. It is not for You…!! Let God be true and every man a liar.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
Let us not condemn those who are struggling, but let us speak life over the flock.
Let us not try to control or lay hold on those things or matters that don’t concern us as we risk the same outcome as Uzzah (see 2 Samuel 6:7) who laid hold on the ark of God and was smitten. Long has the scripture warned us : “Touch not mine anointed, nor do my prophets any harm. ( 1 Chronicles 16:22; Psalms 105:15).
Let us let go and let God and allow the free flow of the Holy Spirit.
Let us seek God in spirit and in truth and not quench the spirit of God.
Let us not try to fit God and his blessed holy Spirt in our own little boxes. God is a spirit and all those that worship him must worship him in spirit and in Truth. (John 4:23 & 24)
Let us be careful and mindful of those whom God sends amongst us. Again, the Bible warns us : Some have entertained angels unawares ( Hebrews 13:2)
Let us not monitor or merchandise the things of God for sport, entertainment or profit.
Let the song of the Lord come forth without fetter or encumbrance.
God bless you
Evangelist Linda J