The Lord has instructed me to revisit a vision I had about the Church a few years ago. The original vision is posted within this blog. However, I am going to repost with an updated interpretation from the Lord. Before I do, allow me to explain that many of the prophecies concerning the United States signal that we are going to see major calamities beginning with an economic collapse this fall, 2015. While, I agree with many of the prophecies since they align with what the Lord has shown me; because of prayers and intercession, there will be a delay with what is coming to allow the Church more time to prepare. The Lord is also continuing to use this time to allow the Church to repent and turn our hearts back towards the Lord and away from the agenda of man. In the not too distant future, the separation that is taking place within the body of Christ will be complete. The separation is between those who follow Jesus and those who do not. Meaning, there will be no place for doctrinal differences or for those who have elevated themselves to the level of celebrity so that it’s hard to tell the difference between them and Hollywood. Here is the vision I received:
Not long ago while meditating and praying, I received a vision. I was looking afar unto the shore of an ocean beach. There was a tall wooden statue, almost as tall as the trees that fenced the back of the beach. A man with an ax came and chopped the statue down. The whole statue of what appeared to be an ancient holy man with long hair and a great beard toppled over into the water and was carried away by the waves. Then another statue appeared similar to the one before. This time I was closer and able to see the details of the statue and the man with the ax. The ax-man cut this statue just above the base or the knees. But the statue did not break apart. It toppled over intact like the one before and was carried away by the waves. Another statue appeared and then another. Each one cut down by the ax-man. It didn’t matter where the ax-man hit, the entire statue toppled over and was carried into the ocean by the waves. The statues were of men with great beards and long hair. They were carved in ceremonial robes similar to that of Levite priests. The ax-man also had long hair and a beard. He appeared very small compared to the statues but he was strong and he did not miss. It only took one stroke of his ax to topple over the statues.
The statues represent church leaders who are idols to their congregations. These church and ministry leaders elevate themselves to a high position and make themselves the priority and the object of affection. The trees that fence the back of the beach represent people. The fact that the trees are tall and the statues are tall indicates that they feel important in their own eyes.
The Ax-Man is Jesus. His size in the vision is an indication of how little He is respected and honored. The beach is the realm between spirit and the world. The ocean represents the world and its systems. And yet, it is the Ax-Man, Jesus who has the power to judge and cut down.
“I will cut these men from My glory and they will hear from me no more. They will be carried away and swallowed up by the world. My grace and mercy will no longer be with them. They will be among the walking dead; that is living and breathing but empty of My spirit.”
The Lord has already started to separate what is represented in this vision from the ones who truly follow Him. In the weekly prayer meetings I started this summer, we have been praying and repenting on behalf of the church.
In II Chronicles 7:14 is says: “If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray seek, crave and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.”(Amp)
It is not the Lord’s desire that the Church be separated. But we are called to do great things in this next season and He needs a Church who will hear and hearken to Him alone.