On February 20, 2016 I had a dream just before waking. The dream was short and troubling.
I was seated in a “pub” between a high ranking government official and a church leader. I was trying to speak to the government official, but all he wanted to do was blame others for the condition of our land. I tried to say “why don’t you just take some responsibility?” He pulled away in anger. Then I turned toward the church leader on my right. I noticed a “beer can”. On the can was the word ‘intoxication’.
When I awakened I was very troubled. I asked the Lord what it meant and I sensed what I believe to be His revelation – that we as a nation and as “church” in our nation, by in large, are lacking in proper leadership and that there is a propensity within church leadership to be intoxicated with the music/worship, teaching/preaching, anointing, signs/wonders, ministry and gifts more than with THE giver of it all.
My prayer for myself and for the church at large is that we return to our first love, and put the “mechanics” of doing church on the back burner, or at least in the proper place.
Christ alone. Christ to have preeminence. First Place. Even above our prayer burdens.
And my prayer for government leaders is to own up to, take responsibility for, actions and the impact of all the wrong decisions. I pray for leaders to chart a new course and quit blaming everyone and everything.
For meditation and prayer:
Isaiah 56:10-12 “His watchmen are blind,They are all ignorant;They are all dumb dogs,They cannot bark; Sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.11Yes, they are greedy dogs Which never have enough. And they are shepherds Who cannot understand; They all look to their own way, Every one for his own gain, From his own territory.12“Come,” one says, “I will bring wine, And we will fill ourselves with intoxicating drink;Tomorrow will be as today, And much more abundant.”
“In returning and and rest you shall be saved. In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15