I was with a bunch of other people from the church, mostly the youth. We were all looking around inside some kind of museum at many different things. The museum looked more like a large warehouse than a museum, and Roy W. was there bringing us through the place, explaining many things to us as we walked.
After a while we began to look at some kind of time line of the ways to get around a certain event that started way back in history. We were looking at the many different ways that people had invented over the years to try to avoid it. The more that we looked at the time line the more I realized that the things I saw were the worlds wisdom. I noticed that Roy was getting the same revelation in his spirit, that this was a waste of time, so we decided to get to the end of this time period and go talk with the man working there. We knew we needed to go to his office that was located at the end of this time line which followed a long wide hallway. As we walked down his hallway, we eventually made it to the office. Roy and I went into his office, a small room located just above the floor of the museum, and found the man we were looking for. After a little while he encouraged us to go back into the museum and look around some more before we left. However, as we went back into the museum through the little office door, there were many more people looking around, people that were not there before. When we had joined the others who were outside of the office, the man shut the door behind us, and I had a feeling that we were not going to go back through that door again. I was very relieved since this mans purpose was to seduce people by sharing facts about each thing in the museum. I was very glad to leave his presence.
We were now back inside the museum in this one big open space with about a hundred different people of all ages. Some were walking around while others were standing still, but none of them seemed to know what to do. I noticed six other men, guards. Some were there directing people back down the long hall and others seemed to be standing there just making sure that no one tried to go back through the office door from where we had just come. Many of the people there were methodically moving along with the majority of the crowd back down the hall as the guards motioned them in that direction. I noticed that the guards werent pushing people around, but only tried to persuade them to go back down the hall, yet if the people didnt want to go, the guards didnt bother them since they knew they had no power over them.
I became separated from the rest of our youth group and was left on my own, not knowing where to go. I had absolutely no interest in going back down the hall, and I felt that that would be the worst place for me to go. As I looked around, I began to see more clearly where I was and what I could do. I saw a large door that was over to my right set high above the main floor-about twenty feet. On the opposite wall was a storage rack reaching from floor to ceiling with boxes of every size and shape piled on all the shelves. The only way to get to this door was to pass by the storage rack and climb up a long, steep staircase onto a small platform directly in front of the Door. The door was partially open and light from outside was shining through, so I decided to make my way over to the stairs. I passed quickly through many people who all seemed oblivious to this door, and once I reached the stairs I climbed up. As I did this a few of the youth saw me and followed. Roy came as well, and he gathered the rest of youth he could find along the way. He told them that we all had to get out of this place and led them over to the stairs with me.
When I reached the top of the stairs the door opened more and we moved ourselves rather quickly through it, not wanting to draw the attention of the guards. By this time I noticed that the door had no handles on either side and that it was very heavy. It was a huge Door and seemed to be made of solid metal. When it opened it moved very slowly because of its weight and size. Once I knew I was safely outside the building and in the parking lot, I looked around to see if everyone else was with me. As soon as I noticed some people missing, Roy and I dashed right back through the door onto the platform and tried to call to the people in our group, and to anyone else there who would hear us. (At this point it no longer mattered if the guards heard me or not, however they seemed to not even notice because their attentions were focused elsewhere.) In my spirit I felt that the door was not going to be open for long, so I made haste in trying to get as many people out as I could.
I was now more concerned for everybody there, rather than just those in our group. I called down to the people who were nearest the stairs who didnt know where to go, and pleaded with them to climb up and get out. A few of them heard me and noticed the stairs, but they had a difficult time climbing because of the increased number of people, some lugging their boxes with them, all trying to go up at once. I tried to reach down to help some of the ones who were near the top, because many of them were having trouble getting onto the platform. These people seemed to know that this door was their only way out and that it was life or death for them to reach the top.
Unfortunately, only a few made it in time to get out the door. I heard Roy call to me saying that we needed to leave now, before the door shut itself. As he yelled, Come on! I ran through the door, reluctantly leaving behind those who were not ready. As I watched it begin to close, my heart sank because I knew that there were still very many people inside the building who didnt have time to get out, or who just didnt see the open door, and were left behind. Finally the door closed very tightly, shutting all the commotion inside the museum.
I was now outside with Roy and the youth (I saw the K. kids, Melissa and Israel C., Emily and Nathan W., Stephania M., Sarah K.), and a few other people who had squeezed through the door. As we were all standing around I saw Owen C., Bob K., and John M. heading to a house that was right next to us. This house was actually the main entrance to the museum and it contained the office that Roy and I had been in. Roy stayed outside with the youth, while Bob, Owen and John walked right into the house not fearing anything that might happen, but set on a mission, full of the power of the Holy Spirit and radiating His Presence. All that John said was Wait here! so we waited for him. I somehow knew that he was going in to reopen the door and try to get more people out, because the door had not been left open long enough. So I watched in expectation.
In about a minute the door opened again from the inside, and the people next to the Door were overjoyed to see the light from outside coming through the opening. However, only a few had stayed on the platform after the door shut the first time. Many more had changed their minds, becoming convinced to go back down the long hallway. How I had longed for them to see the Light that led to the outside, but they had failed to hear my pleas and only listened to the guards like zombies. A few of us from the outside went back in to help more people get out, and one of them was Sarah K..She was exuberant in her effort to help as many people out as she could, and because of this many more were lead through the door. I also wanted to help as many people out as I could because I felt that we had a little more time now than we did the first time.
While Sarah and I were helping people up, something to my left caught my attention for a minute. About half way down the wall I noticed a couple of the guards trying to get at a large handle that I understood was used to open and close the door. They saw that the door had opened once again, without their knowledge or understanding. I heard them say, How did this get opened again? as they pulled at the handle trying to get it shut again. But it wouldnt budge. I knew that the door would stay open just long enough for all of us to get out, but when the time came to go, we would have to go immediately!
Then I saw John and the other two elders quickly walking along the lower floor, moving toward the staircase, they were unseen by the guards or the mass of people who were standing around or moving back down the long hallway. It was then that I realized that the guards main focus was on the lever that opened and closed the door, and not on the door itself. They were intent on trying to keep the door shut and they had no idea that we were even on the staircase climbing out. Even though the hall and stairs were full of people, the elders were able to pass through the crowd and walk up the stairs as if there were nobody else on them.
Sarah and I tried to rush the others on the stairs, encouraging them to climb up as fast as they could before the big door would close once again. Everything was happening very quickly as Sarah and I called out to as many people who would hear us. Sadly, there were some people on the main level who finally heard us, but I knew it was too late for them to make it up the stairs before the door would shut again. However, many additional people were continually moving through the door to the outside, while others had slipped and fallen back to the bottom of the stairs. Sarah was vigorously pulling up the people who had reached the top and leading them out when I looked down again to see the guards still trying to work the handle that made the big door shut. This time it was moving and I was certain that we had to leave, so I said to her, We have to go, now!
The elders were all outside now as the door started to slowly shut. A few more people were able to make their way through it. I said to Sarah again, with great urgency, We have to go, NOW! and turned to leave all those who were still there trying to make their way to the door. As I stepped outside the door I looked back to see if Sarah was coming, but she was still trying to help people up and out. She knew that the door was shutting, but she just couldnt leave the people behind. Again I called to her, SARAH! She then turned to me and I reached my hand between the door and the wall to pull her out, past the other people who were still stuck inside. The door was nearly closed shut by now. From the outside all that I could see, was my arm reaching inside the door to her, and as I pulled it out I thought that I had lost her. Just then I saw her push open the mighty door with a heavenly strength. It opened barely wide enough to let her out and she swiftly moved through the opening. Once she was out safely, the door closed quick and hard against the frame.
We were now outside the museum and I was drained of all the strength and energy that I had only moments earlier. Everything around me was quiet and still, but there was joy in the air. I could see a few people who had just come out of the museum walking slowly away from the door to find the others who had made it out. About fifty feet in front of me was a group of people that I recognized from my church, but it seemed like a dream to me. I had no idea who had made it out and who was left inside. I saw many of the youth again, along with the F. family, who were all huddled in this group. And the elders, who were just a few feet in front of me, were walking together. I could tell that the youth and the Fs. were looking around for someone in particular amongst all the people who had just made it through the door. Then Regina looked up at me and cried, There she is! It seemed that I was the only one that they were still looking for and they thought that I had gotten stuck inside. They all turned and looked at me and I excitedly returned their glances. From the center of the group I saw Jamie L., my closest friend, move out to see if what they were all saying was true. As she and the others turned and saw me, her face was full of a deep hope and longing that broke into joy and relief. When I saw that she was also safe, my heart was filled will all kinds of emotions and I wanted to just run over and embrace her, yet I was overwhelmed with all the things that had just happened and I had no strength left. So, I fell to the dirt on my knees and crumbled into my hands weeping as my spirit cried out with joy!!!
A short time later the Lord brought me back into the museum to observe what had happened to those who had embraced some of the many ways to get around the cross and it was a mournful sight. They were all dressed in the same clothes: black overalls with white tee-shirts underneath. They had a hollow look on their faces and were bound to remain, moving from prison cell to the time line of the ways to get around the cross, and back to prison cells, over and over again until they returned once more to the Door of Life.
Interpretation and Insights
This prophetic event was a picture of the Bride coming forth and her heart being transformed to only desire her Bridegroom and His purposes. As the Bride discovered her freedom to know Him, that same freedom compelled her to proclaim the Way of freedom to others. She began to more and more live out the heart of her Bridegroom and His desire became her desire-His command became her life.
This dream was populated with many, many youth of all ages! The Lord is always looking for those with a child-like faith (Matthew 10:15), children who will follow His voice. The young are flexible, able to receive His new wine. They are able to learn, are studious and are humbly teachable. That is the opposite of the old (in their heart) who are set in their ways, and of course, who believe their ways are right!
The young at heart are fearless in following the Bridegroom. They are strong, having not forgotten the mercy and forgiveness of the Lamb. His Bride will certainly be much younger than Himself-a child Bride, a young Bride full of the exuberance of youth, undaunted by the task ahead.
The Time Line
This dream seemed to be a snapshot of history, from the Garden to the present and man's journey through the Door Himself into His Kingdom. The contrast between mans way, the time line of ways to get around, and Gods Way, the Tree of Life, our Lord Jesus, was dramatic. The time line showcased the wisdom of man and left seekers of Truth empty, pushing forward in their search for The Truth. They instinctively knew that Truth, by its very nature, had to be eternal and could not be centered on man. The seekers of knowledge had plenty of ideas, opinions and philosophies with which to keep themselves occupied so that they did not even seem to notice that they still were not satisfied.
The hallway had two avenues, a broad one, beginning at the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, containing all the earthly wisdom and religious beliefs that the world offers, and a narrow one proceeding from the Tree of Life to the Door (Matthew 7:13), possessing everything pertaining to Life and godliness (2 Peter 1:2-3).
The Museum and the Warehouse
It was not surprising to us that much of what we saw took place in a museum, after all, a museum is all of mans knowledge put together to form what they think happened. However, it has been pieced together devoid of the Creator and only serves as a caricature of the Truth. A museum is full of lifeless things from the past: dead history that people try to preserve forever-mans continuing attempt to live forever.
The warehouse aspect of the building brought to mind todays shopping trends of wholesale warehouses where the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life (1 John 2:16) can be indulged as never before. Many churches today even proclaim the same thing, We have something for everyone! The Truth has always been a narrow Way and is getting narrower as we grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ (Ephesians 4:15).
Roy spent his time explaining history in light of having eaten from the Tree of Life. He was able to explain the garden, the cross and the unsurpassing value of personally knowing Jesus from his own life. It was not surprising to find Roy in this capacity, representing those who have experienced new life after experiencing near religious death. Roy has again become young in heart and flexible and has therefore been able to lead others to new wine. Take heart all who have stumbled-He is a Redeemer!
The museum/warehouse manager expounded all the alternative views of life. He spoke from the depth of understanding he had gained by feasting from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He was a man of compromise who diligently tried to persuade people to add distractions(added attractions) to their lives to prevent them from embracing Jesus with their whole hearts. He knew that seeking after knowledge makes man temporarily feel better about himself (1 Corinthians 8:1) and who he is. By the time a person began to be disappointed with his latest distraction, the museum/warehouse manager was always there ready to show him something new. The manager was the evil one's last line of defense.
Doors were very prominent in this dream. The office door was quite a little door and the doors to the prison cells were even smaller. As the bride began to look away from the attracting distractions behind all of the other doors, she saw a previously unnoticed Door at the top of a narrow staircase high up on the wall. It was a large Door. As she drew near the Door she began to notice its character (By this time I noticed that the door had no handles on either side and that it was very heavy.) and it now appeared to be a huge Door. As the Bride began to give herself to the purpose of the Lord, the Door became fully revealed as a Mighty Door!
Initially the Door appeared to be open only a crack yet so much of His Glory was shining through that the Bride could not take her eyes off it. As she drew nearer she found that the door was open more than she had first realized. When she reached the platform, the Door was open wide enough to easily pass through and His Glory was flooding through. The closer we get to the Father and His heart, the more our eyes are opened and our hearts purified to see more of His glory (Matthew 5:8), and to know Him who is the Way to go. It seems clear that as we draw near to Him, He draws near to us and we begin to see Him as He really is (James 4:6-10).
The Storage Rack
Everyone had to pass by this storage rack to climb the stairs. These stairs were narrow and very steep and it would have been impossible for anyone to make it to the top while clutching a box (Matthew 19:24). The boxes needed to be left behind on the rack to make the journey and there was no one there to help place the boxes in the rack, each person had to put away their own box. These boxes were full of the artifacts of pride and arrogance: philosophies, opinions, deceptions and theory-ologies. Those who tried to climb with their boxes had slipped and fallen back to the bottom of the stairs. We cannot ascend the stairs to follow the Way through the Door while we are still clutching our self-righteous ways (Psalm 24:3-4).
For those who climb the stairs and decide the passageway through the Door requires too much sacrifice (2 Corinthians 5:14-15), the boxes are still where they left them. This is the integrity of our God, always giving us the freedom to follow or not. We can still go back and pick up our old ways but the result (They were all dressed in the same clothes: black overalls with white tee-shirts underneath. They had a hollow look on their faces and were bound to remain in the prison cells until they returned once again to the Door of Life.) is often more time in a prison cell and always worse than the first state (2 Peter 2:20).
The Large Handle
The guards (the religionists of every age and every fresh move of God) would periodically try to close the Door. This has happened many times as men have come up with alternatives to the Way and the Truth and the Life. Each time when it appeared that god is dead the Lord raised up His people to go forth and proclaim the Truth and the Door would be revealed once again. There has never been a moment when the Door was not available to His creation. What seems like darkness is only the moment before His Glory bursts forth once again.
The guards had no real control over the handle (Revelation 3:7), they only thought they did. The Lord Himself controls the seasons of rain, the seasons of winds, the seasons of sunshine, and the seasons of clouds. In the midst of these seasons, a single Word is always heard ringing forth, behold, now is the acceptable time, behold, now is the day of salvation. (2Corinthians 6:2)
Lets not be deceived by the empty words of the guards, but instead embrace His Word. And if we find that we have been lulled to sleep by religion, or that the Word has been choked out by the worries and riches and pleasures of this life, then lets wake up and live completely for Him once again!
Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you. Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:14-17
Concern for the Lost
We see a clear picture of the Bride being drawn away from the philosophies and distractions of the world, to the true Light and finally through the Door Himself. We watch her eyes clearing as she is able to view with clarity what is important to Him!
In the beginning she was mainly concerned with her personal welfare, not wanting to get caught in the time line herself. As she began to take her eyes off the time line and herself, she discovered the Door, and she began to move in His direction. She then began to see the strategies of the enemy and called out to those around (no longer focused on herself) to come with her.
After passing through the Door the first time, her concern grew and she was burdened for almost everyone that she saw-but always with her heart set on the Light coming through the Door. As she poured herself out she became so one with the Lamb that even though she desired to embrace one of her closest friends, Jamie LaBrie (representing horizontal relationship), she was overwhelmed by her passion (representing vertical relationship) for the Lamb (I fell to the dirt on my knees and crumbled into my hands weeping as my spirit cried out with joy!!!)
The Exuberance of Sarah
Sarah was a picture of the Bride finally carrying the burden of the Lord for those who are perishing (John 3:16; 1 John 3:16). Giving her life as He gave His. Have you heard His call? His call remains the same: Know Me and Make Me Known!
You are My witnesses, declares the Lord, And My servant whom I have chosen, In order that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me. I, even I, am the Lord; And there is no savior besides Me. It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed, and there was no strange god among you; So you are My witnesses, declares the Lord, And I am God. Even from eternity I am He; And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it? Isaiah 43:10-13
We were also reminded of what the Lord said to Rick Joyner during a vision that he had: Will you share my heart to go save the lost? Will you help me fill this room? Will you help to fill these thrones, and every other seat in this hall? Will you take up this quest to bring joy to heaven, to Me and to My Father? This judgment is for my household, and my house is not full. The last battle will not be over until My house is full. Only then will it be time to redeem the earth, and remove the evil from My creation. If you drink My cup you will love the lost the way that I love them. The Final Quest by Rick Joyner, page 119
The People Inside
We are reminded of the parable of the sower (Luke 8:11-15), because of the four different groups of people that we saw:
1. The people who were going back down the hall not hearing our calls to them are like those who were deceived by the enemy so they could not be saved. the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they may not believe and be saved (Luke 8:12).
2. The people who were standing around not knowing where to go and the people standing around the stairs who heard and saw the door, but failed to make it to the top during the time of testing, were like the ones who receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away. (Luke 8:13)
3. The people who saw the door and tried to climb the stairs, but fell, and the people who finally heard the invitation and saw the door, but were too late in making it to the stairs; these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity (Luke 8:14). They tried to carry their boxes with them and missed the revelation of the Lord because of that. They also seemed the most distracted by other things, even while they were just standing around, and took no time to prepare themselves for Him (Matthew 25:1-13).
4. The people who made it to the top and through the door were the final group in the parable, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance (Luke 8:15).
The People Outside
The people that were outside were fifty feet away from the museum. The year of Jubilee! was to be consecrated every 50 years:
You shall have the fiftieth year as a jubilee; you shall not sow, nor reap its aftergrowth, nor gather in from its untrimmed vines. For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you. You shall eat its crops out of the field. Leviticus 25:11-12
In the Jubilee Year as in each seventh Sabbatical Year in Israel, the land was allowed to rest, and no one could claim to own the produce in the fields. Not only that, no produce could be stored for future use. It was a time of total rest and trust in God. In addition, in the Jubilee Year all hired workers and all bondslaves were to be set free (Leviticus 25:39-54). This was unconditional liberty! And all land had to be returned to its original owner-the Creator of the Universe!
What a time of redemption and freedom! Everyone was waiting expectantly for the the Bride to come forth in her glory, however, even more so for the final Jubilee to appear-the Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Himself!
John, Owen, and Bob have been working together in our midst for many years, so it was not surprising that they were in the dream. We have always believed in extra-local men laboring among the people of God and the spiritual knitting that happens between fellowships through this. The mix of believers representing all three of the fellowships serves to strengthen our understanding of the Lords purpose for us in these days.
John represents the prophetic revelation that the Lord gives for war (Amos 3:7), Owen represents the spiritual authority the Lord gives to wage war on His behalf (2 Corinthians 13:10), and Bob represents the continual flow of love and worship that keeps all focused on the Bridegroom in the midst of war (Psalm 91). Their combined giftings allowed them to face the enemy head on (they entered through the front door to his office) and to disarm him, freeing the Lords creation to come through the Door once again. The Lord will always expose the enemy's strategies to those whom He has invested responsibility in. We need extra-local teams that will function together in this manner.
And if one can overpower him who is alone,two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. Ecclesiastes 4:12
The Door Himself!
The Door is an ongoing invitation to Come! His Glory is always showing through to those who are looking for Him. As we ascend to Him, the eyes of our hearts are enlightened and we are able to see the vastness of His Love and Mercy toward all who believe. People who are oblivious to the Door and His Glory are not looking for The Truth (that which is eternal), having already settled for truth (that which seems right unto man). Those who seek Him, find Him (Luke 11:9-10). There will come a day when the Door is closed to this age. We say, Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen (Revelation 22:20-21).
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me. He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Revelation 3:20-21
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