Restoring the Foundation Laid by Christ
In 2014 I had a dream from the Lord where he showed me He was moving to restore His foundation and He wanted me to pray into this “move of God”.
In the dream I was in a bathroom which represents a place of cleansing, repentance and restoration. The floor was made of concrete and this represented the foundation which was laid by Christ. On top of the concrete foundation were piles of books, files, folders and papers that were stacked against the wall. These represented the doctrines and traditions of men.
They were stacked against the wall because this symbolized how these doctrines and teachings have become a barrier and obstacle to truth. On top of the books and papers, laid over the concrete floor, was a cheap linoleum flooring. The cheap linoleum flooring symbolized how the doctrines of men have covered up the true foundation of Christ, and this is what much of Christianity stands on now, a cheap imitation. The Lord then appeared to me in the dream and we began to move furniture out of the bathroom. This meant that the Lord was “moving” to restore His foundation and the false doctrines must be cleansed from the church.
I believe this has already started. Since I had that dream I have been praying into this and now I see the Lord IS moving powerfully to open eyes and restore His truth. If you have not already done so, please watch the movie “The Last Reformation – The Beginning.” It is powerful, and an awesome confirmation to me of what the Lord is doing.
A Shadow of the Restoration of All Things
The scriptures declare that there will be a restoration of all things in Acts 3:21.
19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, 20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
That scripture will have its ultimate fulfillment in the coming millennial reign of Christ. But note the wording “times of restoration.” This means there are restorations that will be occurring prior to that ultimate fulfillment. And this has already started!
But I need to clarify here that I am not talking about a false doctrine known as dominionism. Many other scriptures clearly tell us conditions on this earth will wax worse and worse and evil and gross darkness will cover the earth and the people. These conditions are already here. But in the midst of these dark times that are like the days of Noah and Lot, the true church is growing up, rising up, and will overcome all of it to be all that Jesus has called us to be. And this maturing and restoring is a work of the Holy Spirit and God’s grace!
Restoring Truth and Rebuilding the Old Waste Places
In June of 2015 I had another dream related to this move of the Lord about restoring His foundation. I made a video about it here.
I just want to remind anyone reading this that dreams are very symbolic, just like the parables of Jesus, where one thing symbolizes something else. Keep in mind that the Lord speaks in many ways.
In the dream I was in a town called “Alta Vista” which means, a view from above. I knew that a woman named “Nona” was moving there. Nona means “nine” and therefore symbolized the Holy Spirit, since there are nine fruits of the Spirit. As I was driving on the main street of the town, I saw that all the buildings were crumbling and decaying and falling down, and there were row after row of these decaying buildings. Then I came to the other end of town and there were new buildings under construction. New foundations were being poured and there was scaffolding set up where the walls of the new buildings were under construction. The new buildings were built on the side of huge hill which symbolized Mt Zion, Gods Holy Mountain. Mt Zion in scripture was Gods dwelling place, and we are now His dwelling place. So this dream is about rebuilding and restoring His church, corporately and as individuals.
The scripture I was given was Isaiah 58:12.
Those from among you
Shall build the old waste places;
You shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach,
The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.
Truth is Disappearing
In a time when truth is disappearing, God has reserved for Himself 7000 that have not bowed their knee to Baal. What this means, spiritually speaking, is that God has always had a remnant who follow Him only, this is true for our time as well. And these people will overcome great odds to persevere and overcome, and that is because JESUS is their head and not a religious system. (1 Cor 11:3)
The Lord appointed for Himself apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, (Eph 4:11, 12) and they are appointed to build on the foundation that Christ laid, which is Himself. (1 Cor 3:11, Eph 2:20, Mat 16:18).
And what this means is that these men and women are not to be over top of the people, but rather UNDERGIRDING the people, as a foundation with Christ as the chief cornerstone. Therefore helping to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. (Servanthood.)
The New Testament church pattern was never established to be a top down pyramid structure. The top-down structure in the church comes from the pagan Roman system. That is why Jesus said he hates the deeds and doctrines of the Nicolaitans in Revelation 2:6 and 15. Nicolaitan means “destruction of people.” (Strong’s G3531.)
The Nicolaitans caused the people of God to commit spiritual adultery. Sadly, the same is true today.
The Lord is now moving to restore His foundation and a lot of those who are at the top of this man-man church structure are not going to be happy about it. Because just like the Nicolaitans, they like being in control. But for those who are doing God’s will and allowing Jesus to be their head, and following Him where ever He goes, then there is nothing to worry about.
I pray that the body of Christ will pray into this move of God. I pray we will humbly allow the Holy Spirit to lead us in this restoration of the church structure to the proper foundation that was established by Christ. We have everything to gain!
To God be the Glory!