Journal Entry: Dream
Title: The Additions
In the dream, I had a revelatory teaching the Lord had given me to share with a particular church; however, I knew they would reject hearing it from me since it went against their traditions. The photos in this article are a perfect example of the dream The Additions.
An older lady down the street owned a huge building which she was going to renovate and appointed me to oversee the project. The structure had many levels and additions added over the course of many years. The lady instructed me that everything that wasn’t in the original plan was to be torn away from the structure so it could be seen in its original design.
The crew started at the top of the building working their way down. The many additions over time had made the structure very unappealing to the eye and hindered its flow and function. It was now obvious that the additions were added by people that didn’t understand the original design or the concepts of the architect.
As the additions were torn away, people began to come to the construction site and declare how beautiful the original design truly was. One lady said she had no idea that such a beautiful structure had been hidden from us for all these years. I said, “It’s beautiful, look at how the original architect designed the structure with was such simplicity and beauty. This has been hidden from the world for so long.”
Construction debris was piled up high all around the structure making it difficult to walk around. The building was dark inside due to the additions that had sealed up the windows which were in the original design. The only light that penetrated into the building came from the front and rear doors which were just recently opened.
Suddenly, a frightened sheep appeared out of a dark hallway and apparently it had been trapped in the structure for a long time. The sheep stood there in the darkness of the room, only being illuminated by the light, which poured into the room from the front door. The sheep wanted to escape to the light but I was standing in its path. I stepped aside and the sheep run past me as fast as it could go disappearing out the front doorway.
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Dream Interpretation –
The lady who hired me to supervise the demolition of the structure represents Holy Spirit. All the additions are things that man has added to Christ’s message and Paul’s gospel since the inception of Christianity. The beauty of the original framing of the true gospel message and the walk in Christ has long been covered up by the works of man. Regardless, if it was driven by good intentions or by ego, for power and control, or to influence and appear successful, it has taken away from the beauty of Christianity, not added to it.
There is a longing for the real thing. The real thing which is Truth can’t be found in words. Although, words may be true they are not the Truth. The Truth is a person and his name is Jesus Christ. Real truth is found in a relationship with the Truth which is Jesus Christ.
No matter how many additions are added to an original structure they will only mask the original structure, not reveal it. Today’s church system today is represented by all the additions that obstruct the function and flow of Christ’s people.
I won’t soon forget the look on the lady’s face when she saw the beauty of the original design for the first time. Would the early believers recognize today’s form of Christianity? I think not! What if we could see it for ourselves?
You may read this and wonder what are the additions that have been added to Christianity? I could list many here but I don’t want to appear mean spirited. It’s safe to say that just about everything you see as the organized church today was instituted by Christ, especially the clergy system that dominates the people. The only way believers will discover the additions which were added by man will be to seek Jesus Christ for the sole purpose of knowing Him in an intimate relationship and in time He will reveal Himself clearly to you and what is real worship. It’s time for believers to humble ourselves, get before the Lord and truly seek Him for the sole purpose of loving Him. Christ is coming back for a bride that is without spot, wrinkle or blemish.
A few months ago I was given an audience with the Lord. I quickly grabbed my tablet and went into a room and closed the door. I asked Him these five questions.
Q1. Why don’t some churches grow?
A1. Because they want it to grow.
Q2. What’s wrong with that?
A2. It’s their vision not Mine.
Q3. But didn’t the early church grow and increase?
A3. As I added members.
Q4. Why then do some churches grow and others don’t?
A4. It’s not about growth. It’s about the Kingdom. Each church has a different assignment and the motives behind the pulpit must be 100% for My things and not things, not numbers, or anything man can say, “This is a successful ministry because of a building or pews filled”. What are they doing with the people in the pews, warehousing them? Corralling them as their sheep to control while they feed themselves and starve My sheep? It is not My way and a day of judgment awaits for those evil, sluggard, selfish shepherds.
Q5. How does leadership change their mind set?
A5. Give up control to Me. Find their true place in My heart and allow My heart to reign in their lives.
The message is clear. We must strip away all that is of man and return back to your first love. After all that is the message written to the churches in Revelation. If you truly want to promote the Kingdom then there needs to be changes made and the changes will begin on your knees before the Lord. Much has been done in His name that isn’t of God at all. Many things have been added to the simple Christian faith that isn’t of God at all. If you are going to walk with Him now is the time to take inventory of your motives, ego, doctrine and motivations and be truthful with God. Adk God to show you The Additions!
“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. ‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. ‘Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. ‘Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. ‘He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'” Rev. 3: 14-22
The key to knowing and following Christ is found in this verse: “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. Rev. 12:11