Last summer Anne Graham Lotz called for a week of prayer for the United States that began the end of June and ended July 4th, 2014. If you’ve been following this blog for more than a year, then you will recall that I posted, we all prayed, and at the end of this week of prayer Anne said her prayer warrior friends were driving around Washington DC on the last day of prayer, circling and praying together, when they saw a DOUBLE RAINBOW appear over the capital. Anne wondered if that was a sign that God heard their prayers . . .
That same July 4th weekend I had two dreams. Both dreams pertained to the church in the last days and God was kind enough to give me a clear picture of at least part of what He expects from us. I will now give you the first dream and its interpretation. Please note that the one who has a dream may share the dream, but the one with the Word from the Lord (a prophet) is a higher and more solid revelation. It’s taken me a year to work up the nerve to write this. Here goes.
I mingled with other Christians walking about inside a house of prayer. The house was a large white three story farm house that had a large white-railed wrap around porch outside (veranda). Although I did not look over at Him, the Lord was walking right beside me. We were on a break and as I walked from one room to the next the Lord spoke to me audibly:
“I will bring a great wave of revival, but you will remain safe in the house of prayer. This wave of revival will be THREE STORIES TALL, but I will divide it.”
In the dream I thought, Exciting! Revival’s coming! What’s that about dividing it?
So I went outside on the porch/veranda and my sister-in-law Selena was standing on my right looking around. I said, “Selena, God just told me that a wave of revival is–”
SUDDENLY, just beyond Selena out in the yard area, a huge wave came from the left and a huge wave came from the right. CRASH!! The two waves hit right in front of Selena and SHOT UPWARD!! Together, those two waves meshed into a fountain that shut upward like a single funnel of powerful roaring waters. I knew the waves were at least as tall as that three story farm house. The waves ROARED LOUDLY and Selena could no longer hear me. She just stood there, all smiles and wonder.
I thought to myself in the dream, Gee, God said we’d be safe in the house of prayer. Maybe we should go inside. I opened a side door from the porch to go inside. It was a mud room or garden shed room. That wasn’t the right door. I shut that door and went back to the front door. As I placed my hand on the door handle to the front door, I turned to let Selena know we should go inside. As I turned my attention back to her . . .
BAM! The huge single wave was instantly DIVIDED IN TWO. I tell you that the large three story fountain of water was suddenly two large waves and there was AIR SPACE between the two from top to bottom.
I woke up.
Now, this dream came to me after a week of praying together with the rest of our nation over the United States of America.
I had no idea why the wave of revival was suddenly divided in two. I prayed about it. Within 48 hours the Lord spoke to me. See if this makes sense to you?
“I will send a great wave of revival, BUT MY CHURCH WILL TRY TO MARKET IT. I WILL DIVIDE IT.”
Did God ever preach to you? My sermon went something like this.
My church has become the consumer-driven church. She operates more and more like a business corporation on many levels and less and less like my bride. Her affections are tied to her pocketbook. MY FATHER’S HOUSE IS A HOUSE OF PRAYER, BUT SHE’S MADE IT INTO A DEN OF THIEVES AND ROBBERS.
It will look something like this:
Announcement: “The revival is here! Come experience the revival. $575 per couple and $300 per single registration fee. God is MOVING! Souls saved! The blind see! The deaf hear! Come see! Revival books and CDs available. Register early for a discount . . .”
And GOD WILL BE GRIEVED.
When this revival comes, God will welcome all. Those who try to market the revival will be divided from the main wave. And that is merciful. His judgment could be a lot harder. In fact, my dream ended and it’s quite possible that his judgment WILL be a lot harder. Did you know that Jesus drove out marketers, cashiers, book tables, TWO TIMES? I leave you with Jesus’ words and actions on marketing in His Father’s house:
After the Wedding in Cana:
13 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. 15 When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. 16 And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!” 17 Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.”
After the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem:
Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. 13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves (Matthew 21:12).’”
What do you think?