Two nights ago, I had awakened from an incredible experience. I was dreaming, and within the dream state, I woke up. I came out of a house into the most breathtaking beautiful day. If you can understand this, I was not in an imaginary state of mind. The dream was not "lucid dreaming." The day possessed my total being.
I know this is coming to the ones who love Jesus Christ.
There is a new day coming.
Last night I had a very much different dream experience. Again this one was as real as the one the night before; although it was not without hope, it was disconcerting.
There was a plague. Billions upon billions of ants covered the land. These were not like the industrious tiny insects that bother you at a picnic. They devoured everything that was above the ground. Vegetation, brick and mortar, steel was gone in the wake of this most devastating wave of destruction. I was with others. We were running from the ravenous march of these unstoppable little creatures. We stopped at a building and watched them come over a hill in the distance. As they came closer, they thinned out. By the time they reached us, their blitz was over. We looked at the devastation. The plague of ants left absolutely nothing above the ground. Among dead ants and debris, I saw hope. A beautiful brand new plant had pushed through some pretty messy dirt. Its bright green leaves were in contrast to the drab earth.
I then knew what these dreams were conveying to me.
The first dream was the result of a process.
The second dream was the process itself.
The word came, "Judgement begins at the house of the Lord." It is the removal of all man-created religious structures and doctrines. It is the end of earthly wisdom doing God's work.
I understood that only that which was above ground received judgment. God is bringing His church back to their first love for Him. The seed fell into the good soil but got corrupted as it grew.
This dream was not a rejection of the church but a significant correction.
Many will not submit to God during this time of extreme pruning. Sadly they will miss the great day found in my first dream.
Dan Chappell was fathered in the prophetic by Robert Ewing of Grace Churches of Texas in the early 80’s and mentored in “The Heart of the Father" by Jack Winters.
He is recognized trans locally for his sensitive and encouraging prophetic and strategic insight. His gifting is not just for the local church, but impacts churches across the continent. Debbie, his wife, stands with him in this demanding role.