It is a very rare occasion that I will remember my dreams. But early this morning I had a dream which troubled and awoke me. Yesterday I was considering the verses from Luke 12:49-53 and the current divide among Christians relating to coronavirus restrictions, social justice, climate change etc. 49 “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished! 51 Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. 52 For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. 53 Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”
In my dream I was walking with my family members including my dad. We all entered a dark house which was quite spooky. The entry way took us straight up some steep stairs. We began to sing the old song “The Battle Belongs to the Lord” to conquer any feelings of fear. I realised I was the only one singing it in a different language – in Albanian. As we reached the top of the stairs there was a long corridor ahead. We walked along it until we came to a large round mirror hanging on the wall. I felt compelled to look into it. When I did, I saw that I was dressed in a wedding dress and that my face was sad. I was terrified as my family who were with me were not being reflected in the mirror. I turned around to check they were there, which they were, but then looked again in the mirror and they could not be seen. Suddenly a fear of dread filled me. Was I really dead or were they? Why were they not being reflected? A darkness covered my face and I struggled to awake.
I believe that this dream could be a reflection of the bride of Christ – the church. The church is going to become divided and these divisions will run through families. The word Peleg came to mind. Peleg means division. The traditional interpretation relates Peleg’s day to the division of language/family groups at the Tower of Babel. The one world government as in the days of the tower of Babel, is fast approaching. Many Christians will swallow the rhetoric of the new world order and laws. In my dream I spoke a different language. was not speaking the same as the other Christian family members. I was completely horrified in my dream that I was alone without those who were closest to me. The narrow path is going to seem narrower. There will be many who think they are saved and singing the song of salvation who have not taken up their cross to follow Jesus. Persecution may reveal the true heart. The word of God in the Bible can be seen as a mirror. The Bride of Christ will be transformed daily by the mirror – it is a discerner of the intentions of the heart. But when those who outwardly are seen as the church are not reflecting His Word, there is a stark realisation that not all those who believe are true followers of Christ. When the bridegroom comes for the bride, will they be ready?