There are several of my brother and sisters in Christ fasting for eternal purposes, I am also involved in fasting at this time and while I will not go into details of why, let me just say that I have taken some people into my confidence on why I seek God and His will through fasting and prayer for Him to accomplish something in the church that will open hearts to Him in a new way.
Last night a friend textd me on how I was doing. There have been struggles as there will be in the early stages of a fast, but last night I was filled with joy that God was up to something amazing and I shared those feelings with my friend. God placed a phrase in my heart on Sunday, the first day of my fast, “It is well with my soul” I’ve shared that phrase several times and it is well with my soul today. God is at work in His church! That gives me great joy! I want to see a vast army rise up – an army of God to combat the apostasy and complacency I see through out the church of America. We are not prepared for persecution, we are not prepared to stand firm when we are sifted, we are not prepared to face the wrath of the enemy. Please church, stop being “church people” and enter into relationship with one another and with God! This isn’t about you or me, it’s about us being who we need to be to grow the kingdom! Let God do amazing things in your life so you can share them with those who are hopeless, lost, struggling, hurting! Be blessed today so that you can be a blessing to others!
Something is happening to me as I fast and pray. I have begun not only to dream, but to remember the dreams. This is something unusual for me as I rarely remember dreams. I think it’s significant. Last night I dreamt that there was a large tree in a forest. Larger than any other trees, it was beautiful and had great branches reaching out to touch many of the other trees around it. It was warm and I liked the idea of resting beneath the shade of the tree. The breeze would cause the leaves to rustle so I knew that it was growing season because of the leaves and the warmth. Light filtered through at times and filled me with even more warmth. Almost like there were two sources of warmth, one from the tree and one from the heavens.
I realized that I had an sapling in my hand. Not much more than a switch, but it was important that I plant the sapling as close to the large tree as possible. The dream fast-forwarded from there and it seemed like the large tree wasn’t in a forest any longer but standing alone in a court-yard type place with other people coming and going. As I walked by the tree I did a double take because the sapling I had planted beside the large tree had attached itself to the larger tree with hundreds of little fingers all up and down the length of the sapling making it look somewhat like a centipede. I thought to myself in the dream, I wish I could draw this! But the fingers/roots were like a vine that affixes itself to a wall or something akin to that and I felt like each little finger was a person clinging to the tree and it was a sure feeling that without the large tree the smaller tree would wither and die with all her little roots shriveling up and dying also.
I think it’s obvious that this dream was a dream that calls the church to cling to the Cross of Christ – He offered Himself up on a tree. Christ is the tree, the warmth of the season is of God, He gives us a chance to cling to Christ and Christ alone Who is the Author and Perfector of our faith. Without Him we can do nothing and with Him nothing is impossible. We can rest in His presence and we can attach ourselves to Him in such a way that we can take on His very characteristics. Without Him we are lifeless and unusable, we hinder the process unless we are willing to afix ourselves to Him and grow in Him. God has given us a season to do what needs to be done, but that time is limited. Let’s get along side of Him and get busy!
Daniel 4:10 Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I sawb, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. 11 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth: 12 The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it wasmeat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.