PRAYER, HOLINESS AND PURITY
A Prophetic Dream
I found myself walking into a large place that I can only describe as the throne room. As I entered further into this huge place, I saw 12 men standing close to the opening of the throne room. They each were dressed in the same unique clothing and they were smiling as if they knew something was about to happen. They never said a word; they just stood there in silence.
As I turned my attention away from the 12 men, I saw a very large and wide golden structure reaching up what looked like 50 or more yards. At the top of the structure I saw what looked like a man standing and looking at me as I walked into the room. At the base of the golden structure I saw an opening the size of a large door way and inside the entrance at the base of the throne I could see further inside where red hot coals of fire burned brightly.
As I paused to look at the coals, an angel dressed in a white robe and a funny looking hat and who also looked like a man approached the opening at the base of the throne with a long rod that looked like it was 6 feet long with a spoon at the end. As he reached the opening he put forth his rod into the opening and turned his rod over dropping on the coals of fire something that produced a white mist. The mist then ascended up the structure as though smoke up a fireplace. After he had done this, the angel then turned around and left passing another angel who did the same thing as the first. One by one seven angels came before the throne and placed inside the entrance of the base of the throne their rods and dropped something on the coals that produced a white mist.
As I watched the mist ascend, I saw it come out at the top of the structure
forming what looked like a cloud. There at the top of this giant structure, I saw someone who appeared to be basking in the mist that rose from off the coals.
At this point I asked "what is this mist"? Without hearing an audible voice
yet hearing, a voice said "These are the prayers of my people that are purified on the coals of purification and now have come up before me". I stood in awe as I was overcome with the understanding that even our prayers must be purified before they come before God. I then asked, "How can there only be seven angels bringing the prayers of your people"? "Surely there are thousands praying even now". A Voice then spoke to me again," In heaven there is no such thing as time." For some reason that answer satisfied me.
As I walked closer to the massive structure, I found myself ascending a ramp that led to the summit of this huge throne. As I began to walk up the ramp, I suddenly began to feel the weight of sin in my life. I knew I did not deserve to be in this Holy Place. Every step became more and more difficult and I began to weep uncontrollably. As the weight of sin grew, I began to say to myself that I truly was a wicked man. Fear now began to come upon me as I realized I was known for who I was.
Then, suddenly, just as quickly as I had felt the weight of sin, I began to feel an overwhelming sense of love that was beyond human understanding. I no longer felt any sin. All I could feel now was wave after wave of love coming towards me as though I was at a beach and the waves of water were rushing upon me. Just at that moment I understood "Perfect love casteth out fear". I cried out to God "How can you love me this much"? At this point I fell on my face and began to crawl. Now, instead of a weight of sin slowing me in my efforts to reach the top, the weight of this wonderful love humbled me.
When I finally reached the summit of the throne, I began to slowly lift my head up to see the one who was standing there when suddenly I saw that I was at the feet of someone whose feet were pierced. At this point in my dream it all came together and I began to weep again at the reality of what was happening to me and the fact that there before me was Jesus. The holes in his feet were not little ones. No, surely they were caused by large spikes. The magnitude of what I was now seeing with my eyes was more than I could contain.
Here before me stood the Holy Lamb of God and I was speechless. All I could now think of was, "why did you have to die on a cross like that?" Then I heard Him say, "I did this because I love you." Then the Lord reached down and took my left hand and placed something into my palm and closed it. Later, after I was able to, I opened my hand to see a little white stone with writing and words I could not understand. Then I heard the Lord say "Now go your way".
At this point I awoke ending the dream and I immediately asked the Lord for confirmation in His word for what had happened to me in that dream. He spoke to my heart to turn to the book of Revelation, and as I opened my bible, the pages opened to chapter 2 verse 17. It reads, "To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it."
I now have a deeper understanding of the holiness of the Lord and the magnitude of the love He has for His people. That even our prayers must be purified before they can come before the Lord gives us a little glimpse into the beauty and Holiness of the Lord. "Amazing love, how could it be, That you my God, would die for me".
May His peace fill your heart today. God Bless you.
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