In our last article under the Psalm 91 series, we uncovered the meaning of the Brazen Altar and its place in my recent warning dream to America. You can view this article, “Is God Your All-Consuming Fire?” by going to “Blogs” at “heavenshopeunveiled.com. Parts 1 and 2 of the series are there as well.
In this article we will be looking at the Golden Lampstand as it relates to my prophetic warning dream to America. The Lampstand is one of three items located inside the Holy Place, where a deeper level of intimacy with God can be experienced! The Golden Lampstand sheds a tremendous amount of light (no pun intended) on God’s warning message to America, ensconced in the dream. Pay attention, and let the Holy Spirit speak to you!
Prophetic Dream, Oct. 1, 2019
To quickly review, the dream began with a group of us standing in a field of lush crops, as vast as the eye could see. Suddenly, our focus shifted to the farmhouse: It was a huge, gleaming white building that looked like a mansion. Its color stood out emphatically in the dream. White is symbolized as “righteousness” in the Bible. While staring at the house, however, a man whispered to me about its owner, a professed “Christian”, revealing that he was a proponent of a pharisaical religion. Speaking of the religious scribes and pharisees, Jesus Himself referred to them as “whited graves that appear beautiful on the outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. (Matt. 23:27) This “white house”, then, carried a warning against hypocrisy, which is claiming to be something that you are not: a “play actor”.
In light of this symbolic warning, the rest of the dream makes more sense regarding its core message. When were were suddenly standing INSIDE the huge white house, which represented the church of today, I saw three specific “heart” conditions noted:
1.Those who are spiritually awake and alert. My husband represented this condition. At the same time, he represented Christ, the Head of the church, even as the husband is the head of the wife. (Eph. 5:23)
2. Those who are in serious spiritual decline, distracted by the world. I represented this condition. At the same time I represented the bride of Christ. (I have had other dreams of my husband and I symbolizing Christ, the Head of the church and myself as the bride of Christ).
3. The final stage of spiritual decline: the heart completely overtaken by the world, and consequential spiritual oblivion. My children represented this condition. They also represented those who have been added to the church through the Gospel Message preached by “the Spirit and the bride.” (Rev. 22:17), explaining the “farmhouse” concept.
The first condition I noticed was blatant spiritual adultery.This was seen by my obsession of the lush American fields out the front picture window. As the bride, who is supposed to be enthralled with her Bridegroom, hungering and thirsting to see His Face and know Him more intimately, I was totally obsessed with America’s lavish, God-given blessings! The bride was clearly mesmerized and even captivated by the lust of the eyes!
Prophetic dreams often use windows to symbolize spiritual revelation. In this dream, the front picture window represented natural sight or, the eyesight of the “natural man without the Spirit” (1 Cor. 2:14)—which is exactly what indulging the lust of the eye leads to: Spiritual blindness. It is only the “pure in heart [that] see God.” (Matt. 5:8).
The loud admonition given in the dream was to “LOOK OUT THE BACK WINDOW!”, representing spiritual sight. This is a loud wake-up call for distracted Christians to nip any spiritual adultery in the bud by getting their eyes off the world and back onto Christ, “Looking not at the things are seen, (the temporal) but at the things which are not seen (the spiritual, eternal)” (2 Cor. 4:18) I quickly responded, running to the back window, only to see at least two pitch-black, super-tornadoes aligned side-by-side that were about to hit the house! This is a clear warning of impending JUDGEMENT, which always begins with the house of God. (1 Peter 4:17). I was shocked at how the tornadoes had been approaching all along, yet I had not seen them! At least I still had enough spiritual perception to hear my husband’s (Christ’s) admonition and respond.
Jesus gave a similar wake-up call to Laodicea, the lukewarm church, who was neither hot nor cold. They were so materially prosperous and self-satisfied that they felt they had need of nothing. Like the pharisees, they looked good outwardly but their actual inward condition was deemed “wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked”. Being “naked” meant that their sins were no longer covered with Christ’s [robe of] righteousness, making them naked and open to judgement! Laodicea is much like prosperous America, which may be why many American Christians have become so apathetic toward Christ. Jesus’s advice to the lukewarm is to hear His voice, repent and return to a wholehearted Love Feast with Him—-while their is still time! (Rev. 3:20)
Our children, however, were in an even worse condition. When my husband screamed, “look out the back window”, they did not hear him at all! Enclosed in the back room, they were completely oblivious to what was going on around them, and frankly, didn’t seem to care. They were completely content with shooting the breeze, talking, eating junk food and indulging in various types of media. Interestingly, the room they were in had NO windows! This represents the final stage of spiritual decline: spiritual death, totally blind and deaf to the things of God and the lateness of the hour we are living in.
The “children” in my dream could be likened to Sardis– the church that had a reputation of being alive, but was “dead” (“Corpse”, Strong’s #G3498) Jesus told them to “be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die…Remember how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch [wake up], I will come to thee as a thief and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.” “ (Rev. 3:1-3). For those who are awake that day will not come upon them unexpectedly like a thief. (1 Thes. 5:4) Why not? Because, due to their keen spiritual alertness, they will see it coming afar off and be ready for it!
In the dream, it took both my husband and I to shout at the top of our lungs, “GET TO YOUR BEDS AND PRAY, NOW! THERE IS NO TIME TO WASTE!” (which is what the awakened church is to be shouting in this hour). The children did hear and heed this warning, which really meant, grab a hold of the horns of the [Brazen] Altar, and return to wholehearted worship of God alone! Because of their positive response and ours, the tornadoes, only inches from the house, skipped over us. This shows that there is no one that God can’t rescue— if they heed His warning before it is too late! For those who repentantly awake from sleep and arise from the dead, Christ shall give them light! (Eph. 5:14)
This brings us to the Golden Lampstand:
“And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same. And six branches shall come out of the sides of it: three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three…on the other side….And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof, and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.” (See Exodus 25:31-39 for the full description)
Inside the Holy Place there was absolutely no natural light available.The ONLY light to see with, was that of the Golden Lampstand. The Lampstand was a symbol of the Illuminating role of the Holy Spirit— the “spirit of wisdom and revelation”. (Eph 1:18)
Made of pure gold, representing Christ’s Divinity, the Lampstand included “seven” oil lamps, representing “perfection” or “completeness“. Each oil lamp was mounted atop of a branch, which held three bowls fashioned like almond flowers signifying Resurrection (Num. 17:1-8), a knop” (pomegranate), representing the fruit of the Spirit (Gal.5:22-23), and a white lily, a symbol of His purity and His ability to purify us.
All the branches stemmed from the middle shaft, which itself contained four bowls, four knops, and four flowers, four symbolizing “foundation”. Together, the ornaments on the shaft equaled “twelve”, representing “government”. The shaft, of course, represents Christ, “the Light of the world” (John 8:12), “The true light that illumines every person” (John 1:9). “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men”. (Jn. 1:4)
The branches, then, represent the church, or, “the children of light” (John 12:36), those who have been “called out of darkness [and translated] into His marvelous Light.” (1 Peter 2:9) The entire piece was crafted from one solid piece of gold, not pieced and welded together. This symbolized our being “in Christ” and the oneness shared between Christ, His church, and one other. (John 17) In Revelation 1:12, 13 and 2:1, we see Jesus walking in the midst of the seven candlesticks (the churches), followed by His account of their conditions and His admonitions in Revelation 2-3.
Finally, after offering their sacrifices at the Brazen Altar and washing their hands and feet at the Brass Laver, only the priests were allowed to come through the first veil into the Holy Place to minister. They were to replenish the oil, trim the wicks and light the lamps twice daily to keep its light shining continually. The oil that fueled the lamps was made of pure, beaten (crushed) olive oil (Ex. 27:20). It symbolized the Holy Spirit.
After being beaten and scourged and dying for our sins, Jesus arose in Newness of Life. As a Life-giving Spirit, He then “breathed” on the disciples, saying, “receive ye the Holy Spirit”. (Jn. 20:22). Then, fifty day later the Holy Spirit was poured out from heaven and filled the disciples to overflowing, mightily empowering them to be His witnesses! This “promise of the Father” was for them, their children, their grandchildren, and even as many as the Lord God shall call! (Acts 2:39) And now, all followers of Christ are His priests–and He is our All-Sufficient, Unlimited Supply of Fuel that empowers us from within! A “Fuel”, by the way, that we will need more than ever before in history, in these perilous times.
Now we can better understand Jesus’s parable of the ten virgins (believers) awaiting the return of their bridegroom! The five who carried a full reserve of oil to kept their lamps trimmed, fueled and shining bright, went into the wedding feast with their bridegroom when he arrived. The door was shut to those whose lamps were empty and dark and had no light. (Matt. 25:1-13)
Again, after admonishing believers to “watch” (stay awake, alert and responsive to the Spirit), Jesus says to all who are awaiting His sudden return, “Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning”. (Luke 12:35-40).
How do we keep ourselves full of the Holy Spirit, brightly shining the Life and Light of Christ to the world? In addition to the warnings and admonitions given to the “seven lampstands” in Revelations 2-3, Jesus sums it up in the following:
“No man when he hath lighted a candle, puts it is a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they may come in and see the light. The light of the body is the eye: Therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is also full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body is also full of darkness. Take heed that the light that is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole body is therefore be full of light, having no dark part, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light. ” (Luke 11:33-36)
Notice that the whole “light and dark” difference comes down to the “eye”– spiritual perception– due to the focus of one’s heart and life (what one is worshiping). It is the “pure in heart” (loyalty to One Master), that are able to see God. Spiritual adultery is blinding. Hence, Jesus’ frequent warnings to “stay awake” by avoiding distractions such as the cares, anxieties, and pleasures of this world, which ultimately dull our spirit. (Luke 21:34,) This is not to be taken lightly!
Prophetic Word, 2013
One morning while in my regular prayer time, I received this urgent prophetic Word:
“Pray for My church. The final showdown between Light and darkness is being set up right now, right under your noses, and will culminate in worldwide persecution of My saints and World War 3; The evil elites are on the verge of finalizing their New World Order, for the time has come. In the mean time, much of My church is immersing themselves in Mystery Babylon, [instead of Me], and they don’t even know it! [because they are so used to it and it has become like breathing to them]. As a result, they are being spiritually anesthetized and put to sleep by seducing spirits. If they do not “come out of her”, they will not make it with what is coming!”
I didn’t know much about Bible prophecy then, but I did know that God was quoting from Revelation 18:4, in reference to “Mystery Babylon”:
“Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partake of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”
A call to come out of Mystery Babylon the Great Harlot, this is spoken by Jesus just prior to the unleashing of His destructive judgements upon “Babylon”.
Having been thoroughly confused by so many conflicting opinions on the identity of Mystery Babylon, I asked Jesus what it is? His reply was different from all the other explanations I had heard:
“It is a spirit, the spirit of the world system under the control of Satan. It controls the masses from within, manifesting in the natural realm in various ways, such as pride, rebellion and all types of idolatry (materialism, humanism, satanism, sorcery, drugs, human trafficking, witchcraft, the occult, New Age, Eastern religions, Luciferian mystery religions such as Freemasonry and others), oppressive communistic powers, etc) However, it all comes down to the worship of Satan himself, whether knowingly or unknowingly.
Even as those who are filled with the Holy Spirit are the ‘body of Christ’, those who are of this ‘spirit’ are the ‘body of Satan.”
Praying that He would show me this “spirit of the world system” from scripture, instantly He gave me 1 John 2:15-16:
“Love not the world, neither the things in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but of the world.”
While speaking to me about the church “immersing itself in Mystery Babylon”, the Holy Spirit pointed to my flat screen TV on the wall, revealing media as one of the biggest culprits. My spirit was suddenly filled with revelation as to the alluring, dulling and programing effects that media is having upon the masses (including His people). Media’s satanically- inspired purpose is to spiritually anesthetize people to what is culminating in the spiritual realm, “right under our noses”, while gradually “programing” us unawares. Consequentially, the masses, including deceived Christians, will easily mesh into the “beast system”, (the worldwide tyrannical rule of the antichrist with the support of the false prophet), when it rises in full.
In studying the word, “immerse”, I discovered it means, to “engross, engage, occupy, absorb, enthrall, baptize”. (Webster) A study of each of these words reveals one thing in common: it involves something taking up and completely holding one’s attention– but even more than that: It implies the entering into, and becoming a part of, a different “environment”, insomuch that one becomes like it.
For example, anyone who has been “baptized into Christ” by placing their faith in His death, burial and resurrection on their behalf has been immersed into a new Environment, Christ Jesus:“You once were darkness; now are you light in the Lord.” (Eph. 5:8). Having become Light in the Lord, we must then Walk in the Light. Why? Because, though darkness cannot overcome the Light, which is Christ, (Jn.1:4), it can and WILL overcome those who don’t stay in and appropriate it: “Walk in the light, lest darkness overtake you”. (Jn. 12:35)
The question, then, that we all need to honestly ask ourselves is, what takes up and holds the whole of my attention? What am I absorbed, engrossed and enthralled with? Is it Christ, truely? Am I absolutely immersing myself in prayer and God’s Word, seeking His face daily in the Holy of Holies to know Him more and more intimately? Am I consumed with pleasing, obeying Him and worshiping Him? Am I being changed into His likeness? Or, am I immersing myself in and becoming like something or someone else?
After I received that prophetic word I I later learned that watching TV, (and probably other forms of media) is scientifically proven to cause the brain to switch into an alpha state within one minute. An alpha state is a dream or hypnotic state, when our brain is at the most suggestibility. Why is that important? Because this makes us extremely vulnerable to being programed by the “programming”– which is hugely flooded with both blatant, subtle, and subliminal propaganda—even though we don’t know it is happening.
Furthermore, speaking of the “lust of the eyes”, it is common knowledge that media is designed to addict people, enslaving them to it and becoming their life’s biggest time-thief! While we are to be redeeming the short amount of time we have left for Christ’s Kingdom, millions of ensnared Christians are dedicating countless hours to media– whilst America’s days are numbered!
Besides rewiring our brains and robbing our time and attention, media dumbs- down and dulls our spirit. Scientists have discovered that the hypnotic flashing light and information projected through media actually bypasses the cortex and puts people in a dazed, brain- fogged state, much like a drug would do. There are other things that have this same dulling effect, such as street and prescription drugs, alcohol, junk food, or any activity that is used to anesthetize one’s emotions, like shopping, gambling, sexual immorality, etc. Giving into and indulging the desires of the flesh is all it takes to dull the spirit! For that matter, simply not immersing oneself in the Light– spending time in worship, prayer and Bible study–will cause darkness to quickly flood the eyes of one’s heart. The world [system] is loaded with all kinds of flashy allurements designed to captivate, hypnotize and anesthetize.
Shockingly, one day while studying the book of Revelation, I discovered that the Great Whore or, Prostitute, is “religious Babylon”, (under the rule of the false prophet and the antichrist). It encompasses all religions (except the genuine worship of the One True God), signifying people who profess to serve “God” while actually worshiping other gods. Hence, her spiritual adultery. Among those in this religious system, (who will come under the tyrannical rule of the Antichrist and false prophet), are, lo and behold– apostate Christians! (Those who have turned their backs on Christ!) The Bride of Christ, of course, is in sharp contrast to the great Whore in Revelation on every count. “They that are with [the Lamb] are called, and chosen, and faithful.” (Rev. 17:14b) She will have kept herself a chaste virgin, faithful and true to Her Bridegroom.
In closing, which of the three categories highlighted in my dream are you in?
1. Awake and alert, spiritually perceptive and readily responsive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Due to daily immersing yourself in the Light through worship, prayer and Bible study, you are “walking in the Light as Jesus is in the Light, (manifesting the fruit of the Spirit and walking in holiness). Your spiritual senses are sensitive to and acutely tuned to the Holy Spirit, hungering to obey His every Word and to manifest the Light of Christ to the world around you.
2. Lukewarm. Distracted and captivated by the world instead of Christ, with little to no passion for His presence, His Word and pleasing Him. Yet, you robotically continue to go through the “religious” motions, with extremely little sensitivity or responsiveness (obedience) to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. While still calling yourself a Christian, you lack the vibrant life that comes from abiding in Christ. Instead of walking in the Light as Christ is in the Light, you are becoming exponentially like the world.
3. A reputation of being alive, but no spiritual “vital signs”. Complete disinterest in the things of God. While you many be doing religious works, you no longer study God’s word or seek His Face and lack intimate knowledge of Him. Instead of burning with passion for the things of God, you have become carnal, worldly, self-centered and are ruled by your sinful nature. No difference between you and the world.
If you are in the first category, Jesus says to you, “Fear none of those things that you are about to suffer…Be faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of life.” (Rev. 2: 10-11) Dig in deeper still, and abound in your intimate knowledge of Christ. You will need it! Remember that the One Who lives in you is exponentially more powerful than he that is in the world!
If you are in the 2nd or 3rd category, Jesus is calling you to come out of Mystery Babylon. Take a hold of the horns of the Altar and return to your first love: “Remember the height from which you have fallen. Repent, and do the things you did at first.” (Rev. 2:4) This old, simple chorus, entitled, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, says it all:
Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face,
and the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
in the Light of His Glory and Grace.
If you have never turned your life over to Jesus as your Lord and Savior, by faith in His death and resurrection on your behalf, do it today. Time is short!
Be looking for my sequel to this article, “Prophetic Dream of the Latter Rain”, a stunning account of what is right on the verge of pouring out! I will also be submitting part 5 under the heading of this post, a unique and prophetic look at the “Table of Shewbread.”
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