I was in a regular staff meeting when suddenly out of nowhere I saw a prophetic picture whiz by my mind. It was of a reservoir, a large concrete reservoir. Within seconds, a huge fist came down from the sky towards the reservoirs walls and smashed it. I heard the Lord say;
“I am coming to break down the reservoir mentality within the church and instead My church will be a river.”
Since then I have been doing a bit of research about reservoirs and rivers. I feel that these strong analogies have much to say about our life as the body of Christ, especially the life of the Spirit within the church today. Continue reading Rivers and Reservoirs
During September 2010 I had a vision.
In the vision I stood outside a church building – the building had scaffolding all around it. A huge sign was hung off the scaffolding saying “Under Reconstruction.” Even though it was covered in scaffolding the building was still in use – the door was open and I walked in. Inside there were lots of people, and each one of them had a personal scaffolding tower that had been put up around them – this was not restrictive – in fact they were moving around – but the scaffolding would move with them. Continue reading 2010-2011 A Year of Reconstruction
Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.
I had a striking dream of two sisters who lived together:
In this dream there was a house where two sisters lived. The house was big and was used for many things as the sisters served together. There was a great living room where many friends would come and spend time together. There was a huge kitchen where meals were served in abundance and variety, there were bedrooms where guests could rest and stay. At some point in the dream the sisters argued and as they did a dividing wall was constructed in the middle of the house and instead of the house remaining spacious it became two small houses under one roof. The houses were very tall and thin due to the fact that they both had to fit into the original house. There were two of everything – two kitchens, two laundry rooms, two front doors and so on. The sisters forgot the wonderful life filled days of the one big house and got used to living with less space.
This dream was such a noteworthy picture to me of how ineffective and ridiculous the church becomes when division occurs. God’s house simply wastes energy by harbouring division.
I had a prophetic dream. Here’s the account:
I dreamt I was among a group of people. Everyone was arguing. People were blaming each other for different things. The people seemed to want to point out the sin in each others lives. It just kept escalating. Then all of a sudden a detective walked into the room. He had a camera hung around his neck and he reminded me of the cartoon figure Inspector gadget. He began to calm the group down and suggested that each person in the group take his camera and take a picture of the person they were judging had sin. Everyone agreed this was a good idea. Each person took a turn to take a photo of the person they thought was sinful in some way. The camera was Polaroid and printed out the photo immediately. What the people didn’t know was the camera had switched to inverse and had taken X-ray like photos of their own heart. One by one people began to see their own sinfulness as they looked at the pictures of their own hearts.
For me, this dream was a revelation of how pride manifests. It blinds us to our own issues and instead focuses on others wrong doing. It very much describes the journey of Isaiah the prophet in the Old Testament. The first 5 chapters of the book of Isaiah are “Woe to You” chapters – where his focus in on everyone elses sin. Then through a vision of the Lord in chapter 6 – Isaiah is dramatically humbled and says “Woe to Me“. The revelation of Isaiah’s own sin and the response it evokes from him ultimately initiates his commission as God’s prophet.