A group of people were looking to me to give them answers, to go to the Lord for them to tell them what will happen, and to ask for certain favors or gifts from Him. I went before the Lord and He gave me no word for them. I went back to tell them so. They were in disarray, confusion and were living for themselves, with only a loose association to each other though they professed to be believers and even friends. Some had a lot, some had nothing, and all were so busy going here and there that they were not tending to matters in their own homes. So, once more, I went before the Lord because my heart was very troubled by what I saw. And this time He spoke to me.
I went back and told the people to gather around to hear what the Lord said. They said, “What did the Lord say?” I answered, “You’re not going to like it.” I told them; “Gather your shoes, place your slippers inside them, pull your tables into a circle, place your chairs at the tables, put your feet in your shoes and yourselves in your chairs, put your feet under your own table (which is truly the table I have prepared for you in the presence of your enemies [i], and is therefore My table), and prepare to be the ones who meet together in agreement before Me to help each other to meet these needs.”
Immediately upon waking I began to write down the dream and to ask the Lord to show me what it meant. This is what He showed me.
Professing believers in Yeshua/Jesus are running here and there (not only physically as in going church to church, or conference center to conference center, but to “personalities” on the internet, on radio and TV, and in the book stores) looking to other people or ministries to make things happen for them that they wish to have or do. There are MASSES of those who call themselves by HIS name who are running here and there to obtain man’s help, even on behalf of someone else’s needs when they have not even attempted to pray, to seek THE LORD for themselves to see if they may provide the needed help! These same ones are even going as groups to hear their fortunes told, to hear of prosperity, begging for gifts, seeking signs and wonders, and then later taking the Lord and His own prophets to task for not having the answer they wish to hear. ([ii]James 4:2-10)
Why put tables in a circle? Each individual table represents a family or familial group, and they are no longer to view themselves as separate from all others, only meeting here and there, now and then, but to become devoted to each other. The circle means none is above them, and they are below no one, but they are all together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Why slippers? The Lord showed me that the slippers indicate that the people will not only work but will also sleep at their tables – in other words, they will not live lives of this current dichotomy, with one foot in the world and the other foot in the church, but now they will live wholly for the Lord in all they do.
This message is not only concerning the physical necessity that will be imposed upon His people on this earth very soon, but it is about the spiritual necessity that is already upon the Lord’s beloved.
AWAKE NOW SLEEPERS! Put away your rancor, your unforgiveness, your fear, your vain imaginations, your vainglories and unwarranted pride, humble yourselves before the Lord, and prepare to find yourselves in the presence of your Master to do His will utterly, with a whole heart and a good will.
As the believers in the baby church, as you have read in the book of Acts, shared a common faith and baptism, and had all (material) things as well in common with each other so that all had enough ([iii]Act 2:38-47), this time is coming now and is already upon you when you must link arms, stand together, love each other more than you love your own comfort, and begin to live as those who trust that God is their source and supply!! This must be so for all those whom you can find in your own community who are of the same mind and heart to do so in obedience to the Holy Spirit.
Some among you will lead, but only in service, and not to gather a following for yourselves – all who seek your own glory will be exposed, and any who have begun to follow you will fall away.
All of you, together, will seek the Lord’s presence and wisdom in a matter, presenting your hands, your hearts, your homes, and your resources to help those who do not have. Together you will listen to Him and to each other, and share council, and by agreement in unity, you will act immediately on what the Lord says to do. This is agape love, this is the love by which Yeshua said you are known to be His disciples [iv] (John 13:34-35 NKJV), and this is how things are going to get done in the time you are entering.
Those who do this will be provided for and they will not stumble or become cut off from the encouragement and fellowship necessary to survive that which is coming. By this many will be saved, both physically and spiritually, as the Lord has determined.
Some will lay down their physical lives for the protection of others so that they may finish the work that must be done [v](John 15:12-14) [vi](1 John 3:14-18); this, too, will be as the Lord wills. He who loves his life on this earth and fears death will lose his life [vii](Mark 8:34-38). He who does not love his life on this earth and does not fear death shall have eternal life. Go to your prayer closet, search your hearts, and learn what this means.
You who do not obey will be as coals that, once lit, are separated from the rest of the pile of coals and left to burn out alone. You will find the darkness overwhelming unless you seek out others from among the Lord’s own with which to share the light and warmth of His presence and power in the coming darkness.
Stop drinking from polluted and broken cisterns [viii] (Jeremiah 2:11-13 NKJV)! Stop looking to your idols for signs of the times! Go into your prayer closet (your prayer shawl) and take your concerns to the One who is waiting to hear from you! He will answer, yes He has already answered! He has called you to life abundant and you have not discerned it. He has offered you Living Water and you have not reached out your hand to grasp it. He has offered you to sit at His table and you have preferred your soothsayers and prophets of earthly abundance to His own presence.
His love, His tender mercy, His forgiveness, His power, His Majesty, His glory are never ending [ix] (Lamentations 3:21-26 NKJV). He has issued the invitation to any who will come to Him now [x] (John 3:13-21 NKJV). He does not want your money or your things! He wants your whole life, and your undivided heart so that you, as His child, will allow Him to put His heart into you in exchange for yours. Then you will not need to ask another what you should do! You will ask your Father in heaven whom you may bless, and how, and He will answer and you will move to bless whomever you may.
The Lord says these words to you:
“The churches are not your answer. Most of these buildings are full of corruption and have already been judged. Some shepherds within remain faithful, but their doors will also close and the shepherds will be taken, as the true Church goes underground. You will watch as church leaders are exposed and publicly humiliated. Some will be arrested, justly and unjustly, and the people will be scattered. You will see their doors close, their buildings foreclosed upon and seized, then demolished or purchased for the home of demons. The World will turn against you, my children, and this time is upon you now.
“Those false shepherds, false apostles, false teachers, false healers and workers of false miracles, who love the World, and the World loves them, will continue to seek to divide their followers from Mine. I am allowing this, but they will receive their just reward in the end, and I will not lose a single one of My own.
“Do not despair. My sheep hear my voice and obey, and you are my Church. I am returning for a church [xi](Ephesians 5:25-32 NKJV) without spot or wrinkle, and nothing shall rip you out of my hand before the appointed time.
“Take heart my love, my child, do not fear what you see coming upon the earth. Look to me. Keep your feet under my Table. My banner over you, my dear one, is LOVE, and my love shall be your provision, and it will be your total sufficiency though you see lack all around. As you listen to me and share what you have from my hand, your hands will never be empty. It is only those who clutch at the manna I provide and refuse to share it, to use it as I provide it each day, who will find instead of manna, a hand full of worms.”
So be it
I offer this word which I have prayed over, tested by The Spirit of the Word, Yeshua/Jesus, as well as by the written Word (see end notes), and now present it to the Body of Christ in fear and trembling before the Lord of Hosts. If there is fault in it, the fault is mine. Therefore pray for me.
In agape because He first loved me.
March 16, 2017
[i] Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. (Psalms 23:4-5 NKJV)
[ii] You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “GOD RESISTS THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.” Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:2-10 NKJV
[iii] Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:38-47 NKJV
[iv] A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35 NKJV)
[v] This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. (John 15:12-14 NKJV)
[vi] Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. (1 John 3:13-18 NKJV)
[vii] When He [Jesus] had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:34-38 NKJV)
[viii] Has a nation changed its gods, Which are not gods? But My people have changed their Glory For what does not profit. Be astonished, O heavens, at this, And be horribly afraid; Be very desolate,” says the LORD. “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water. (Jeremiah 2:11-13 NKJV)
[ix] This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the LORD. (Lamentations 3:21-26 NKJV)
[x] No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 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.” (John 3:13-21 NKJV)
[xi] Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. “FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. (Ephesians 5:25-32 NKJV)
[xii] And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.” (Revelation 19:6-9 NKJV)
[xiii] Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. (Revelation 21:9-27 NKJV)
[xiv] “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.” And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (Revelation 22:16-21 NKJV)