Dream about church
by Ivan Ho 24 Jan 23, HK
I was in a beautiful traditional looking church service with stained glass windows, wooden benches and grand stage up front. I was standing at one end of the bench near the middle aisle. During the service I saw a couples whom I know walk pass me and stand at the end of the row near the windows. Then towards the end of the service, the couples walked pass me again and left while the church was playing the last hymn.
I was thinking : The last hymn was spirit filled, we should stay till the end of the service before leaving.
In the next scene, I have left the church and was on the street. Then I find myself in a place like a hotel foyer to pick up my luggage to return home. I was wondering what transport to take but suddenly in a split second I was transported home, realising I was being transported by the Holy Spirit. At this point, I woke up from my dream briefly and saw in front of me the living room where I was sleeping. Then I went back to sleep and the dream continued.
In the second part of the dream I see myself with a girl in a home, kitchen like setting. We were both practicing our part together in a musical drama for the church.
In the next part of the dream I was walking on the street at night. Then I ran into the same girl again. While we were together, she showed me a video of her practicing the drama with other people but I was absent from the rehearsal. I was upset and asked her why she did not invite me to the drama rehearsal with other people. I realised she did not want to acknowledge about our relationship to other people in the church.
Then suddenly I saw the woman turn into a small baby and grow up in my arms to become an adult.
In the third part of the dream, I was sitting next to the same woman again and talking to her. However sitting on the other side of the girl there was a young man. While I was talking to her, the young man would talk to her at the same time and distracted her from my words. I was jealous and tried to push the guy away but he did not leave and stayed to continue speaking to the girl while I was speaking.
At first I don’t understand the dream and wonder whether it is from God or my own imagination. Then as I ponder, I realise this is what the Holy Spiri is revealing to me about some attitudes amongst God’s people in the church today that are displeasing to God:
1. Lack of honour and respect for God when people decide to come into the service whenever they want and leave early. Even at the end while they were playing the last hymn song, it was anointed by the Spirit of God.
2. We have personal relationships with God in private but in corporate settings we often do things without him and fail to acknowledge him in front of other people.
Although this behaviour is displeasing to God and a sign of immaturity, we will mature quickly as we grow up in his arms of love.
3. We often entertain another voice outside of God while he is speaking to us. When God speaks, another voice would speak at the same time to distract us from God’s voice over our lives. The enemy’s voice would try to compete with God’s voice and that’s why we can’t understand his words and stay focused when God is speaking to us. Our God is a jealous God who demands our undivided attention towards him.