I know this prophetic dream was for me, but I wonder how
many others could benefit from this dream? In this dream there were two
wonderful women of God that I have known for many years and have ministered with
together at conferences, Mary Beth and Vicki.
In the dream we were putting on a conference. Although we have not done this for
several years, this was not foreign or unusual to me. What was foreign to me
was our lack of organization or an agenda. Although our planning appeared to be
spontaneous in nature, my biggest concern was, were we really being lead by the
Lord? This troubled me somewhat, seeing how I was a very organized person.
As we proceeded with the conference, I sensed heaviness,
and despair over the people. I noticed Vicki playing the piano and singing a
song onto the Lord. Mary Beth, and I stood in the back of the conference room
surprised. We looked at each other, as I said, “I didn’t know Vicki played the
piano and sang?” Mary Beth responded with the same expression of surprise and
said, “Neither did I.” After Vicki finished the song she came back to where we
were standing, and asked, “What were we going to do next?”
I knew the people needed to enter into worship if they
were going to be free from the chains of heaviness and despair. So I told Vicki
that she should continue to sing worship songs and play the piano. Vicki looked
at me surprised and said, “ I don’t do worship.” Both Marybeth, and I looked
just as surprised as Vicki did. “Sure you do” I said, “I just heard you.” Vicki
adamantly replied, “I don’t do worship.”
All of a sudden the scene changed. We were no longer
inside of a conference room, but outside on several acres of land, with a make
shift stage. I walk down some stairs into the summer morning breeze, where
Vickie and Marybeth were already waiting for me. Although the scenery had
changed, our conversation had not. It was as though we left off where we
started. Vicki asked me, “What are we going to do?” Again, I said, “ You need
to lead them in worship, Vicki.” Once again Vicki replied, “I don’t do worship.”
I understood she was not called to do worship, but worship was what the people
needed to enter into.
Finally I said, “Fine I will do worship, even
though I can’t hold a note or keep a tune.” Now it was Vicki and Marybeth’s
turn to look surprised, although they did not respond. I’m sure they agreed
with my own analysis on singing. I continued by saying, “ I can praise God for
what He has done, what He is doing, and what He will do.” Immediately I
understood what worship really meant. It wasn’t the songs we sang, nor how well
we sounded. But, it was the condition of our heart. It was coming before The
Lord in humbled admiration and gratitude for who He is, and what He has done in
our lives. It’s getting our focus on Him and off of ourselves. I knew that as the
people THANKED God for what He had done, PRAISE Him for what He is doing, and
TRUST Him for what He’s going to do, the heaviness and despair would leave. Then
they would be able to receive.
I told Marybeth and Vicki, “lets pray.” As we took one other’s
hand, it was then that I noticed there was a fourth person with us. I was not
surprised, but comfortable with this other person. We then held hands, and I
began to pray. “Lord, I thank you that nothing is broken, nothing lost.” I repeated,
“Nothing lost, nothing lost…” I then woke up.
I previously said that our planning appeared to be
spontaneous in nature, yet unorganized which troubled me. I believe God is
bringing a fresh anointing to the Body of Christ. Those who choose to be led by
the Spirit of God, will be stretched out of their comfort zone, but will
clearly hear, and obey the Spirit of God. This spontaneity and liberty will
transcend man’s agenda and protocol. I said a “fresh anointing” not a “new
anointing,” because this liberty in the Spirit has always been available to God’s
people, but not always welcomed. We want to be in control and get the Glory,
but that’s about to change. This will bring people to their knees as they see,
and not just hear about the acts of God. There are those who would call this
revival, but I call it Church!
I said that the scenery had changed from a conference
room to out side, but our conversation had not changed. God is transitioning
his people from confinement to a newfound liberty. What God has revealed to us
has not changed, but is about to occur.
The last part of this dream when I prayed, “Lord, I thank
you that nothing is broken, nothing lost.” I seemed stuck on the words, “Nothing
lost.” The promises, and blessings
whether for our loved ones or us are not forgotten or lost, they are just
delayed. He is preparing a vessel to receive all that He promised. However,
these vessels will covet Him and not the blessings.
I just couldn’t get the words, nothing broken, nothing
lost out of my mind. I knew I had heard this before, but where? I wondered. I
couldn’t find those words as a scripture in the Bible, but further researched uncovered
the word Shalom.
Shalom is Peace, that is
nothing broken, nothing missing, wholeness, and completeness. For me
to pray those words was a reminder of God’s covenant promises for us. That through
the trials, delayed blessings and hindered prayers, I can have Shalom.
I am reminded of the scripture from Habakkuk 3:17-19 (KJV).
“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines;
the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the
flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord
God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make
me to walk upon mine high places.”