On October 9 2017, I dreamed I was at a school somewhere in the southwestern part of the United States. I was a new teacher there, walking through one of the buildings, getting oriented and learning my way around the campus. It looked like the semester had not started yet because there were no people around, except a woman who was walking with me. I never saw her, but I was aware of her and knew she was my friend. Like me, she was also a new teacher there.
While we were still inside the building, a van pulled up and stopped in front of us on a road that went inside the building to make it easier to pick up students without requiring them go outside. It functioned as a small school bus. A man was driving and a woman was with him in the front passenger seat. After they stopped, they got out and I recognized him right away as someone I had known in the past. I think I knew the woman too, but like the woman who was with me, I never saw her or spoke with her. Besides driving the van, this man and woman were also teachers and performed other functions at the school.
The man was jovial, all smiles, and acted glad to see me as he told me a few stories about different things he had been through since we last saw each other. I briefly shared some of my experiences, but instead of speaking, I acted out my experiences, like someone would do when playing charades. I laid my head on my hands, pretending to be sleeping on a pillow to show them how tired I was because of all I had endured. They smiled and chuckled to show they understood, but I knew they did not understand and did not care to hear about what I endured.
I immediately knew many things about this man. I knew he was one of the leaders in the school, able to hire others to work for him. I knew his relationships with other people were defined by whether they followed his doctrines. He was very proud of his doctrines and his great knowledge of them. He even told me, “I only hire teachers who agree with my doctrines.”
Once again, I said nothing to him one way or the other, but I think he could tell I disagreed, and that disqualified me and made me an outcast in his view. I felt his distrust toward me and I knew his smiles were just a phony outward appearance, pretending to embrace me and accept me while inwardly despising me, rejecting me, and even thinking of ways to destroy me because I was a threat to him, as if I was a dangerous renegade.
The scene changed and I was still at the same school, but now school was in session. It was night and there were many students walking around everywhere. There had been some big trouble, resulting in a foreign army taking over the school. The soldiers looked Mexican or perhaps from somewhere in South America because their skin was darker than Caucasians and they all had black hair. They all wore light blue shirts with dark blue pants and were all well-armed with handguns and rifles.
A large white school bus came driving through the campus streets and the soldiers yelled at it, ordering it to stop. The driver refused and started driving away, so the soldiers opened fire, even though there were students all around. They showed no concern for the students as they fired at the bus, so some students were hit by bullets.
I knew the whole event was planned and staged. The bus did not stop because they were on a suicide mission, which is why they ignored the soldiers’ orders and kept driving away. When the soldiers started pursuing them, the bus suddenly detonated a bomb, causing a great explosion.
Although I saw these things happening, I was not on campus at the time. I had left the school grounds with another teacher, the woman who was always with me. Her car had run out of gas in a nearby neighborhood, so she needed my help. Although we were both new there, I somehow knew my way around better than she did, so I knew where to get more gas. We walked carrying a gas can all the way to the neighborhood where she ran out of gas, but when we reached her car, we realized we had forgotten something, so we had to turn around and walk back to the school to get it. I looked back at her car and the gas can and thought to myself it all looked like it would be fine until we returned.
The scene changed and it was a sunny day on campus. Again, I was not there, but was watching as many students were walking around the center of campus, going to their classes. The atmosphere seemed happy, almost like a celebration when there’s a parade or pageantry.
The same man I encountered earlier was seated outside near the center, like he was taking a break and enjoying the day, when suddenly someone whom I did not see drove by and threw a silver canister into the center of the campus and it landed not far from where this man was seated. It looked like a hand grenade or some type of explosive device and everyone immediately knew it was something bad, so they all started running in every direction to get away. The students did not understand the power of this device, but this man somehow knew it was going to be such a massive explosion, there was no way to escape, so he did not even try to run. He just sat there and said, “You could run for six months, but it wouldn’t be far enough to get away from this bomb.”
It seemed like the bomb would ignite at any moment, but I never saw it explode. It appeared there was a little time to get away, but he knew it was futile and none of them would survive.
The scene changed and again I was with this same woman, but now we were in what looked like a school gymnasium. A few tables were set up because it was being used as a job fair, but there was hardly anyone there. We were filling out applications for teaching jobs, but I only saw three applicants, including myself and the woman I was with. I knew there were workers at each table, but I never saw any of their faces. I only saw one other applicant, an African American woman, filling out her application at the table next to ours, although there were probably some others there. She smiled as she said to the person working at her table, “I’m very qualified and I know I would do a good job.”
That was the end of the dream.
I sought God for the interpretation and received the following. The school represents the Church in America. It was in the southwestern part of the United States, but it represented the United States.
The woman and I were new teachers at the school. She was always with me because together we represented a group of people, a body of believers, consisting of men and women, a righteous remnant within the American Church with a distinctively different perspective and message, which is currently unknown by the rest of the Church because it has not been taught or emphasized previously. We were new arrivals at the school because up until now, the remnant has had no platform, no recognized position within the established Church, and no significant influence. We were getting oriented on campus because stepping into our new position was something we had not experienced before. New opportunities will soon become available to the remnant, so there will be a learning curve and some stretching to get oriented to functioning in new assignments.
Our arrival at the school marked the start of something new, a shift in leadership and a new message that will soon begin to come forth, which will completely transform the Church. The remnant’s message is not new, but it will seem new to the American Church because the Church has strayed away from God. It could not come forth previously because the Church was unwilling to receive it.
When we arrived, there were no students clamoring around us, just large empty buildings and empty hallways. School was not in session yet and the campus was empty because this righteous remnant has no followers yet. They’re basically nobodies, unknown by the Church because they have been hidden away by God until the time appointed for them to begin their assignments. They’re on nobody’s radar, except God’s, so nobody is expecting them or awaiting their arrival or knows anything about the message they’re bringing.
The man and woman driving the van also represented a body of believers, consisting of men and women. As established leaders within the school, they represented the established leaders of the American Church. Their van represented their vocation because vehicles carry us to our destinations like vocations carry us to our destinies, so this couple represented those whose primary vocation is in positions of ministry leadership.
I recognized the man as soon as I saw him because the righteous remnant is familiar with the established leaders of the Church, having heard their messages and attended their services long enough to know where they’re coming from. He was in a position of hiring other teachers at the school, but he only hired teachers who agreed with his doctrines, showing he was not led by the Spirit of God, but by his own understanding. He did not rely on the Holy Spirit to tell Him who to hire. He did not seek the Lord’s guidance or follow His instructions because he did what seemed right to him. His doctrines had replaced God as the central guide in his most important decisions, so he was not a true follower of God, not a true son of God, except in name only because sons of God are those who are led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14). Not only was he not led by God, his ears were not even open to hear God because he thought he already knew what he should do. His devotion was to the teachings of men, Church doctrines, representing man’s agenda, his own agenda.
He represents how the leaders of the American Church operate, which is no different from the way the Pharisees and Sadducees of ancient Israel operated, having a form of godliness, but denying the power of God. They talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk. They talk about the cross, but don’t apply the power of it to their own lives. They’ve become so confident of their own righteousness, they don’t need God or go before Him with a broken contrite heart, humbly repenting of their sins or seeking His direction in their decisions. Instead, they pray like the Pharisee who said, “God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.” (Luke 18:11)
Meanwhile, the righteous remnant is like the tax collector who was unwilling to even lift his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, “God, be merciful to me, the sinner!” (Luke 18:13)
Jesus said, “I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:14)
Jesus would say to the leaders of the American Church today the same thing he said to the Pharisees, “You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?” (Matthew 23:33)
Their van pulled right inside the building, making it easy for their students to board without even going outside. This is the way the American Church operates, catering to the fleshly appetites of carnal Christians with every conceivable comfort and services designed to avoid offending anyone. Their concern has shifted away from what God wants to what their followers want. They are not trusting God because they already know better. They have departed from the true message of the cross, glossing over the parts about denying ourselves and our carnal appetites and sensual pleasures. They’ve removed the essential requirements of the true gospel message, which is to turn away from our sins, our unrighteous deeds, and obey God’s commandments. Instead, their ministry focuses on making sure the chairs are comfy, the music is entertaining, the temperature is perfect, and above all, the clock is strictly followed. It’s all about doing whatever it takes to get the sheep to keep following them as they lead them into the slaughterhouse.
The man acted friendly to me as he shared some of his experiences since we had last seen one another. However, I knew immediately he was not saying anything worth hearing because I knew he was not being led by the Spirit of God. His “testimonies,” which he shared with me, were just part of his act, part of his foolish game of pretending to be something he was not, trying to deceive me into thinking he was doing important things for God’s kingdom the same way deceived his followers, but I didn’t fall for it.
Since he pretended to be a big man of God, I replied to him like I was speaking to a child, speaking without using any words. His testimony was all idle words, but my testimony didn’t waste a single word. Even if I tried to tell him, he didn’t want to hear anything I had to say and wouldn’t have understood it because it was beyond his experience and contradicted his doctrines. So, in response to his game of pretense, I also pretended by acting out my message, like talking to someone who had no understanding or someone who spoke a different language. Do you see me pretending to sleep? See me laying my head down on my pillow? See how tired I am?
My testimony revealed I was tired and needed rest, revealing the remnant has endured a long preparation process prior to starting their new assignments. We will not just show up unprepared. Even after we arrived at the school, we were still recovering from our difficult training period. While in hiding, God has training us in ways the American Church cannot yet hear or understand because it contradicts their seeker-friendly narrative of always prospering and always increasing in material possessions, which is why few American Christians have ever heard the testimonies of the great heroes of our faith, like Isaiah, who was instructed by God to walk around naked and barefoot for three years, and like Abraham, who was led by God into a severe famine, from which he had to flee for his life, and like Ezekiel, who was led by the Spirit of God into the valley of dry bones, a place no one wants to go, and like many others who have walked through the valley of the shadow of death, seeing His promises only from a distance, without receiving the fulfillment in this life. (Isaiah 20:2-4, Ezekiel 37:1-2, Hebrews 11:13) We don’t hear much about them, but their stories are just as much a part of the Bible as the feel-good messages we hear so much about.
God has a faithful remnant who has spent so much time in the valley of the shadow of death, continually staring at death face to face until it seemed like a constant companion, walking through circumstances so difficult, at times it looked like it was all over, but then at the point of death, when all strength was gone and all resources were gone and all hope was gone, God came through at the last hour, breathing His supernatural life back into us, empowering us to continue. He took us to the limits of what we could endure and even at times to where it seemed beyond our limits, but He kept His promise not to put on us more than we could bear. (1 Corinthians 10:13) Through many such encounters, He imparted His supernatural power into our inner man, building us up in our most holy faith, transforming us into something He can use, all for the benefit of those we are called to help.
I didn’t say a word about any of that to this man. I gave him the short version and he pretended to understand, but he didn’t understand because the natural, carnal mind cannot understand the things of the spirit of God because they sound foolish, but the spiritually minded man understands and has insight into all things (1 Corinthians 2:14-15), which explains how I saw through his jovial, joyful appearance and his smiling face and recognized what he was thinking on the inside, treacherous thoughts of how he could destroy us, just like the Pharisees and Sadducees killed the prophets and the Lord Jesus. Jesus would say to the hypocrites in the American Church the same thing He said to them, “Woe to you, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. So, you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” (Matthew 23:27-28)
By trusting more in their doctrines than their personal relationship with God, many leaders have attempted to understand the scriptures apart from the Spirit of God, which has led them into many errors because the scriptures can only be understood through revelation, which only comes from God. So, they’ve embraced many false doctrines, like hyper-grace, which has permeated and saturated American Christians so much, many can no longer hear the truth, even when it comes straight from the Bible. For example, just last week, I was called a heretic simply because I quoted a verse from the Bible, James 2:24, which says we are justified by our works and not by faith alone. I was not just corrected, but called a heretic. There are many other examples of wrong thinking in the Church and they all lead to bondage, slavery, and death, which is where the American Church is going soon, unless they repent.
In the next scene, it was night and school was in session. The darkness of night shows the departure of spiritual light as God withdrew His hand of protection, allowing evil spiritual powers to have their way. The darkness at the school represented spiritual wickedness ruling over the Church.
I knew there had been big trouble, resulting in the campus not only coming under martial law, but martial law enforced by Mexican-looking soldiers, not by friendly U.S. soldiers. Obviously, a lot must have happened between scene one and two because these foreign soldiers had not only entered our land, but were also ruling over us, which could only happen if our government had collapsed or given their consent and perhaps our military forces were defeated. In any case, great trouble had come to our land and the Church was still here, not raptured away ahead of time, as some false doctrines have claimed. Nor did I see anyone making America great again. Instead, I saw many great hardships as God’s judgment fell on the American Church, all because we refused to judge ourselves.
Being ruled by foreigners is curse that comes upon the unrighteous. (Deuteronomy 28:33) So, the dream shows these things are coming upon the American churches because of practicing unrighteousness, exposing the hypocrisy of those who claim to be serving God. (Deuteronomy 28:45, Matthew 7:20-27, James 2:24)
I saw a bus drive through the center of the campus, right in the same area where many students were walking. The foreign soldiers ordered the bus to stop, but it kept going, which drew gun fire before it eventually detonated a bomb.
When the bus drove through the center of campus, I immediately knew it was a staged event designed to cause us to believe the lie that martial law was in our best interest to protect us from terrorist threats. We were being manipulated to get us to voluntarily cooperate and submit to their schemes. Everyone should have seen through the lies because the soldiers fired their guns right into the crowd of students, hitting many of them, so they weren’t trying to protect us, but showed no regard for our lives, which was a fulfillment of God’s warning of the curses that come upon everyone who practices unrighteousness. He will raise up enemies from foreign nations to come, speaking foreign languages and showing no respect for the elderly or favor for young people. (Deuteronomy 28:49-50)
Although I saw the bus attack, I was not there when it happened and neither was the woman who was with me. We had walked to where her car had run out of gas, then we walked back to the school because we forgot something, which all took time, long enough to keep us out of harm’s way, which shows God’s faithfulness to make a way of escape for the righteous. In this world, we will have trouble, but He delivers the righteous from all their trouble, snatching us away from it and rescuing us because we take refuge in Him. (Psalm 34:17, 34:19, 37:40, Proverbs 11:6, 11:8, 12:13)
When I looked back at her car, I knew it was fine to leave it there, another indication of God’s protection on us, even as we encountered trouble and walked around in the dark by ourselves during a time of martial law. All evil is rendered powerless against the righteous. (Proverbs 12:21, 21:18)
The students who lost their lives in the shooting and explosion represented members of the American Church losing their eternal life. Even though they consider themselves Christians and call Jesus their Lord, they fail to qualify for His promises because they practice unrighteousness, living however they want, foolishly believing they can still have His blessings because they once prayed the sinner’s prayer. (1 John 3:9-10) They did not understand His face is against those who do evil. (1 Peter 3:12) They’re like the foolish man who built his house on the sand. When the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew against his house, it fell and great was its’ fall. (Matthew 7:26-27) Jesus said many who call Him their Lord will fail to enter heaven and He will say to them, “I never knew you. Depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.” (Matthew 7:21-23)
The woman’s car represents her ministry vocation, so running out of gas shows she needed a touch from God, perhaps a word from Him or an encounter with Him. She did not seek help from the established Church leaders because she knew they didn’t have what she needed. She came to someone she knew was walking uprightly, knowing they have insights and understanding of spiritual matters and their prayers get results. (1 Corinthians 2:15, James 5:16) God works through the righteous to meet each other’s needs, so we always have all sufficiency in all situations, so even during times of great trouble, we have an abundance, well equipped for every good deed. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
The next scene was a bright sunny day with many students walking through the center of campus, but the beautiful weather and happy atmosphere were part of their delusion, their wrong thinking that all was well, even though they were in great danger, which was reinforced by seeing their teacher sitting outside enjoying himself and relaxing, taking in the beautiful day, but while they were comforting themselves with thoughts of peace and safety, death and destruction came upon them suddenly and none of them escaped. (1 Thessalonians 5:3-8)
When the silver canister landed at the center of campus, everyone knew it was something terrible, so they tried to run away. This shows how our natural mind seeks safety in the natural realm, running to find the right physical place to hide ourselves, thinking we can save ourselves. Many are making this same mistake today, storing up food, cash, gold, silver, guns and ammunition to save themselves from the coming trouble, instead of seeking God for direction. There’s nothing wrong with those things if we are being led by His Spirit, but if we’re trying to save ourselves, it will not work. The only safe place is the secret place, which is only found by seeking to come under His authority, getting right with Him, as closely aligned with Him as we can be in every area. When we do that, He will do the rest. (Psalm 27:5, 31:20, 91:1-16 and Matthew 6:33)
The righteous will be delivered because God has promised it. The unrighteous will be destroyed because they failed to qualify for God’s promises. They will not escape, no matter where they run and hide, as their teacher said, “You could run for six months, but it wouldn’t be far enough to get away from this bomb.” He knew the gig was up and the game was over, so there was no need to pretend any longer.
The explosion of the canister represented the terrible events coming upon our land, the birth pangs and tribulation events preceding the day of the Lord, which will come upon everyone who practices unrighteousness, unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. (1 Thessalonians 5:2-4) The explosion was not the day of the Lord because afterwards, the righteous were proceeding with their assignments, filling out job applications. Their assignments will be completed before the Lord returns.
I watched the events preceding the big explosion as a spectator, the same way I watched the bus attack. In both cases, I saw it, even though I wasn’t there. I was protected from destruction, hidden away somewhere safe, just as the woman with me was, showing how God directs the steps of the righteous so we are in the right places at precisely the right times, fulfilling His promises to protect us. The righteous only look with our eyes, seeing how God deals with the unrighteous, watching as a thousand fall at our side and ten thousand at our right hand, but no harm comes to us because we have made the Lord our refuge and our dwelling place. (Psalm 91:7-9)
In the final scene at the job fair, very few people were in attendance because so many had perished in the explosion, showing the remnant is relatively few compared to those who perish. The small number was emphasized again by the presence of the African American woman, a minority, applying at the next table. Even so, the job fair showed there was still much work to do before the Lord returns.
Filling out applications showed the hiring decisions were no longer based on the doctrines of men, but on the unique qualifications listed by each applicant. I never directly saw any of the workers at the job fair, which I think shows they were heavenly beings, so the hiring decisions were being made in heaven, like they should have been all along.
Having been tested and proven faithful, the remnant is well qualified for their assignments with many good things to impart to a new generation. In the past, no one wanted to hear what we had to say, but in the future, many will be drawn to their wisdom and light, even powerful people, rulers and kings, because they see the Spirit of God residing upon them. All the trials they endured will bring much good fruit as they impart lessons to others through their testimonies and teachings, causing many who have strayed far away from God to return to Him as His sons and daughters. (Isaiah 60:1-4)
This dream was received in October 2017, so we are closer today to starting those new assignments. And when that time comes, we’ll smile like the African American woman and say, “I’m very qualified and I know I would do a good job.”
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.
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