The Lord awakened me from a dream to speak with me this morning ...
In my dream I was in a dark cave with a group of other people and my mother had given me a piece of rock - round in shape; light brown in color; the top of the rock shiny and smooth; the edges and bottom rough as if it had been cut out of a bigger rock. I placed this rock on top of a boulder within the cave.
I then heard a voice cry out, "Jesus, are You there?" I was no longer dreaming, but the vision continued. The darkness of the cave became light as in a scene from a movie using stop-gap photography quickly transitioning you from the darkness of night to the light of dawn. A Voice from Heaven answered the cry, "Servant of God, here am I". I instantly thought of the prophet Samuel when the Lord called to him as a child in his master's home and eventually he understood that it was the Lord calling and as instructed by his master, his reply was, "Lord, here am I." But this was in reverse; Lord please explain ...
I wanted to know who was crying out and I was deeply humbled when I realized that it was the stone crying out. I remember thinking how sad it was that a person was not crying for the presence of the Lord but scripture has taught that if we do not praise the Lord, indeed the stones will cry out. (Luke 19:40 NAS)
Could it be that You are telling me, Lord, that as you search the world over You will not find even one who is faithful?
The Lord proceeded to teach by reminding me of something we had spoken of years ago.
Following is a journal entry of mine from December 19, 1995 that I will use to explain ...
"I woke up with the words 'we shall rebuild with smooth stones.' (Scripture reference - Isaiah 9:10 The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with smooth stones.)
There goes that stone theme again! Explain, Lord.
'The bricks have fallen down' - >the 'bricks' are hewn by human hand which signifies the man-made churches/denominations built upon human ambition and selfish agenda, but not the Bride, not the true Church of God.
'we will rebuild with smooth stones' - > the 'smooth stones' are those found in creation that have been tested and tried by the processes of life in nature still standing but stripped of the rough edges; tempered; strong. Where righteousness has been produced. We will find that those who are identified as the remnant faithful are the smooth stones with whom we shall rebuild. According to Isaiah 28:16 we find that Christ is the Chief (smooth) corner stone - the firm foundation of the temple which is found in the hearts of His people."
The Lord had further explained to me years ago that the remnant faithful of His Church, the bond-servants called to bring in the harvest, will be drawn from all the (denomi)nations - a collage of hearts seeking the very Heart of God. 'Looking' at the rock from my dream brought clarity to this experience. A smooth stone cut from a larger rock - or (denomi)nation - to be used in the rebuilding of The Church along with all of the other stones called to the same mission. So it was one of the remnant faithful, or maybe even the entire fold, calling out of the present darkness of these days to the Lord crying for affirmation of faith and vision. The Lord turned the darkness into His Light and offered His assurance that indeed He is present and available as He promised in His Word proclaiming, 'I am with you always, even to the end of the age' (Matt 28:20 NAS).
I was REALLY awake now and the Lord was not finished ...
The image of a warrior dressed in complete and holy armor is what I 'saw' next and the Lord proclaimed that 'It is time; be prepared to march into battle.' It is no wonder that the remnant faithful must be 'tested and tried by the processes of life in nature still standing but stripped of the rough edges; tempered; strong. Where righteousness has been produced.' His faith must be firm and his focus true and steady upon the Lord for whom he will selflessly serve and labor to bring in the harvest, because it is going to be harsh, bitter spiritual warfare as the enemy of our souls fights to the bitter end for every heart he can snatch before he meets his firey end. Has your life and faith been tested lately? Are you ready to march into battle?
The Lord was done for now; I'm sure more would have been too much. I do believe with all my heart that a wake-up call is being sounded and instead of hitting the snooze button, let us all instead be faithful in arduous prayer for strength, faith and guidance in our service to our King.
'Jesus, are You there?' 'Servant of God, here am I.' Words of comfort if I ever heard them as we get dressed in His Holy armor preparing to march into battle for the souls of men. Blessings in Christ to all!
September 22, 2006 6:57AM
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The Lord had further explained to me years ago that the remnant faithful of His Church, the bond-servants called to bring in the harvest, will be drawn from all the (denomi)nations - a collage of hearts seeking the very Heart of God....Hallelujah!!! Powerful word and coming to pass as we speak. When God inspires you to give a word sometimes people will shy away but don't worry they get the message:) Remember you are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
'The bricks have fallen down' - >the 'bricks' are hewn by human hand which signifies the man-made churches/denominations built upon human ambition and selfish agenda, but not the Bride, not the true Church of God. Indeed they have. I am thankful that the Lord knows us and He reads our hearts. He truly knows who are His because the Father has given them to Him .
He revealed Himself to you in this dream , because you belong to Him and He knows you love Him , Jody.
John 14:21 He that has my commandments and keeps them, he it is that loves me; but he that loves me shall be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him.
Rejoice and know that I rejoice this day with you for what our Father has personally revealed to you !
Love and blessings , Julie
I do believe with all my heart that a wake-up call is being sounded and instead of hitting the snooze button, let us all instead be faithful in arduous prayer for strength, faith and guidance in our service to our King. Jodie, I believe you are most certainly right. I, too, believe a wake-up call is being sounded. Thomas