On the 24th of June, I had a dream in which a prominent church leader with prophetic gifting was in a room. People were waiting outside to enter and have one on one sessions with him so each was waiting for their turn. These were like confession sessions between a person and catholic priest. However, i percieved that his real intention for these sessions was to fornicate with the ladies who would come to see him. End of dream.
God is showing us through the dream that some leaders are using their gifting’s in the Lord to manipulate others and for self gratification. Also many people in the church are idolizing their leaders which is leading them into sin because of the way these leaders are using them for personal gain.
This dream reminds me of a post we made last year about a dream my wife had where God revealed how some leaders in the church were acting as a stumbling block for people, preventing them from having healthy and fruitful relationships with him. Below is what was shared in that article.
“I had a dream a few days back concerning our need to prepare for Jesus’ coming as the Church. The dream started with me having to meet the Father of my sister’s fiancee. I arrived at the Father’s gate and immediately noticed other girls also present. I asked them why they were there and they told me they were there also to meet the Father of their future husbands. I then started wondering whether the Father had many sons since we were around eight ladies. I also noticed that the home consisted of very many houses and looked like it belonged to a very rich man.
There was a security guard at the gate who was very arrogant and refused us to go to the Father. He told us the Father was not home. However there was a big expensive car parked in the front yard. I immediately perceived that the Father was home but we had been denied access by the guard. The security guard then asked us to leave. When I left I called a friend also called Catherine and she told me she knew the Father. She told me not to worry and that I would find a way. I also told her that I would share the Father’s contact with her when I got it. End of dream.
At first I thought the dream was literal but as I prayed and thought about it, I realized that it wasn’t. The Father in the dream symbolized God and the ladies at the gate represented the church, Christ’s bride. One of the girls in the dream was my sister called Cathy. This name comes from Catherine which means pure.
Cathy represented Gods call on us to make ourselves ready for His Sons coming by turning away from sin and living Holy lives. This was also potrayed by us being at the Father’s house seeking to prepare for the wedding celebrations. A wedding ceremony will occur in heaven celebrating Jesus’ marriage to the church after he takes us there at the rapture.
I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.2 Corinthians 11:2
The home had many houses which reminded me what Christ said, that He was going to prepare a place for us in his Fathers house.
My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.John 14:2-3
However, someone was hindering our access to the Father and preparations for the wedding. This was the watchman. This represents the prophets and church leaders who have been called to watch over Gods people. Many now teach false messages, which was represented by the lie the guard told us about the Father not being at home. Equally disturbing is that many have not even been aware of the times we are living in. This has caused them to lead people astray because of their blindness and arrogance.
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. “Matthew 7:15-20
In the dream, when I called my friend also called Catherine, I was feeling defeated for not being able to access the Father. She told me she knew the Father and that I would find a way to reach him.
This I felt represented the reason why God has used the Coronavirus pandemic to shutdown the churches. He let them close so that the air is cleared spiritually and people are able to reconnect with God personally, through Christ Jesus who is The Way. Jesus said,
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.“John 14:6
God has temporarily removed hindrances and distractions that blocked us getting to know him, including our church leaders, who have made themselves gatekeepers of information about God! We have also made ourselves dependent on prophets, teachers and pastors instead of developing a personal relationship with God.” The Revelations Site, August 8th, 2020.
Since we are in a time of judgment all over the world, I believe the Lord is calling out the church on the issues he needs us to repent from before his coming. Let us pray for our leaders to turn away from pride and lets also take heed and stop idolizing them. Speaking about the spirit behind such leaders, Jesus said,
“To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets, ‘I will not impose any other burden on you, except to hold on to what you have until I come.’ To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations— that one ‘will rule them with an iron scepter and will dash them to pieces like pottery’—just as I have received authority from my Father. I will also give that one the morning star. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches…”Revelations 2:18-29