I would like to share an edifying dream which also show clearly that the righteous servants of God, in the midst of the tremendous persecution against them for believing in Christ, stand in the Power of God.
I had a dream where I was performing my daily work in a public place when one of the Apostles from Second 8th Week entered. The moment the apostle walked in, I realized that something was going on although I couldnât hear clearly because I was standing a distance from them. As I was still busy doing a report of a certain event, I then realized that this apostle was tremendously persecuted since the moment of walking in among this group of people. Then I saw this apostle standing firm in the midst of this persecution, rebuking and silencing the people. What was noticeable was the tremendous authority which the apostle spoke with. I left where I was standing, to join the apostle and went and stood behind her. The moment I have done that, His Power came upon the both of us tremendously and we spoke forth the Word of God to the people as it was revealed to us from God. It was mostly in exhortation.
During this time some kept on persecuting us and others gave an ear. At some point the Power of God upon us was so tremendous that the both of us, in bodily, started shaking tremendously and it were as if our feet were lifting from the ground. I looked to my left (âA wise manâs heart is at his right hand; but a foolâs heart at his leftâ Ecc. 10:2) and there stood this silly woman (An old English term which meant to be rich. Paul refers to such women as influential and who use their positions to promote self-interest doctrines and programs, 2 Tim. 3:5-7) who enacted us, like a foolish puppet in the flesh, joking with us as if to say that we were acting out this power in the flesh and that it was not real. We could experience immediately in the Spirit when to stop speaking. And then the apostle departed from this group of people and I followed. I then experienced both a spiritual joy for those who gave an ear to hear the Word of God made manifest to them, but also a tremendous travail for those who provoked us all the time.
I saw close to where the apostle was standing at that time, a group of elderly women. They marvelled at something. I went in among them, asking what they quarrelled about and it became clear than that one of the oldest women among them, with no teeth in her mouth (teeth is used to symbolize speech in our dreams; biting words or actions), and who was no able to speak at all, heard something âfrom the Lordâ and was all of a sudden able to speak.
At first I thought it to be a gift of healing (the manifestations of the Spirit of Christ to and through His body for the purpose of structuring His government and the edification of the brethren. There are nine gifts mentioned in 1 Cor. 12:8-10. These gifts are distributed by the Spirit of Christ as He wills. None is âgiftedâ with any particular manifestation. These gifts will continue to be in operation for our profit and ability to function fully in Godâs government (1 Cor. Chapters 12-14). that took place while the Apostle and I experienced the tremendous power of God upon us. At that point the apostle was answering questions among a little group of people that gathered around her after the public meeting. I than turned to her to tell her about what was said by the elderly women. She went straight to the specific woman and laid her hands upon her shoulders at which stage this woman fell to the ground and was found to be dead. The next moment she was in post mortem state. Some friends of her asked the apostle to speak a word for this woman to be resurrected from the dead, but the apostle turned away.
Immediately after waking up, I received the following word: âYe shall rebuke and destroy, give love and Thy command .Thou shall speak the Word that I command."
This reminded me of when Jeremiah was called to be a priest and when the Word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying (Jer. 1):
5. Before I formed you in the womb I knew you: Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
7. Do not say, âI am a youth,â For you shall go to all to whom I send you. And whatever I command you, you shall speak.
8. Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you,â says the Lord.
10. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, TO root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.â
I was reminded again according to my dream of the earlier days when Jesus and His disciples walked the earth, of how they was persecuted and still stood firm in The Faith unto the end. Reflecting upon my dream I realized once again that the righteous of the second 8th week will and are again persecuted, and that there will always be those will oppose the true Government of God, but that we too, shall stand firm through all this for we stand in the Power of the Most High God!
These following words edified me (Jer. 1:17-19):
17. Therefore prepare yourself and arise,\
And speak to them all that I command you.
Do not be dismayed before their faces,
Lest I dismay you before them.
18. For behold, I have made you this day
A fortified city and an iron pillar,
And bronze walls against the whole land-
Against the kings of Judah,
Against its princes,\
Against its priests,
And against the people of the land.
19. They will fight against you,
But they shall not prevail against you
For I am with you,â says the Lord, âto deliver youâ.
I also received the following prophecy:
âThe heresies of this world too shall pass but the Word of God stand as a Rock upon the earth against whom no man shall be able to lift an iron.â
In reflection upon the elderly woman, I realized that true discernment by truth and spirit only will proof what is of God and what is not of God. The false prophets shall be tried by the Fire of God in order to proof them to be of God or not. I also received the following word in reflection of the elderly woman: âThis is the false prophets when tested by the fire of proof of God, they will perish for they behold not the Word of God.â
We also read the very exhortation in Isaiah 28:
13. But the word of the Lord was to them, âPrecept upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line. Here a little, there a little.â That they might go and fall backward, and be broken And snared and caught.
14. Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you scornful men,
Who rule this people who are in Jerusalem
15. Because you have said: âWe have made a covenant with death.
And with Sheol we are in agreement.,
When the overflowing scourge passes through
It will not come to us.
For we have made lies our refuge
And under falsehood we have hidden ourselves.â
16. Therefore thus says the Lord God:
âBehold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation,
A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation;
Whoever believes will not act hastily.
17. Also I will make justice the measuring line,
And righteousness the plummet;
The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
And the waters will overflow the hiding place.
18. Your covenant with death will be annulled,\
And your agreement with Sheol will not stand;
When the overflowing scourge passes through,
Then you will be trampled down with it.
19. As often as it goes out it will take you;
For morning by morning it will pass over,
And by day and by night;
It will be a terror just to understand the report.â
Praise God for His Apostolic Governance in this day of the Second 8th Week, for the words from their mouth will be in one accord in confirmation of Jesus Christ. Herewith again the prophecy from Apostle Eric for your edification:
There shall be a unity that is not feigned and a oneness that is not deceitful.