Vision: Waiting


Vision: Waiting

15th January 2015

I saw this vision last week.

It was dark. In that darkness sat two groups of people. All were waiting.

Those on this side were kneeling with their heads bowed. The people on that side were moving about restlessly. Between them was a transparent wall. Neither group could see each other.

A light began to dawn and I saw that the place was a large hangar.

As the area gradually lit up, the groups noticed a series of doors in front of them, which stretched from one end of the hangar to the other.

The inlays of the doors were light green in colour with a white surround.

The impatient group was now rushing towards the doors. A flashing sign with ‘WAIT’ written upon it appeared before them. The group became agitated.

The kneeling group rose to their feet, and stood still. They looked at the shut doors but did not immediately move forward. They waited for the doors to open, though no such flashing sign appeared above them. As they continued to watch some in the group heard the sound of the door opening, whilst others saw it. Without rush or panic they walked towards the opening doors.

The restive group in the meanwhile, became more frantic, and did not wait, but rushed forward. They grabbed hold of the handles and tried to force open the shut doors with their bare hands, they  knocked hard against the doors with their shoulders, but to no avail. They even  threw  stones at them, but no matter how hard they tried, nor how angry or violent they became,  the shut doors would not open.

Suddenly, they all found themselves moving. Neither group knew that behind the doors were large trucks.

Soon, those who had been patient, found themselves in the midst of airports, railway stations, places of travel and communications. All around them was some form of movement. They continued to move forward / connect, in order to reach where they were to go.

The restless group which had been clinging to the handles of shut doors found themselves thrown off the back of the trucks. These impatient ones fell into thorny bushes and on hot and dusty roads that led nowhere.

Bruised and offended, they lay where they fell. They remained motionless. They moved neither up, down nor sideways. All was stagnant.

NEXT

A great distance away, I saw a group of God-fearing men and women, on their knees, by the river-side, singing, giving thanks, praising God, exalting His Holy Name, when suddenly, they were shown a vision-flash of this bruised group of people lying upon the ground, and they understood that they were to go help them.

They arose immediately and continued singing and praising and exalting God, as they were divinely led to the disillusioned ones.

As the singers began to praise God in a loud voice, the ones who lay in dust began to weep, “Look at our bruises,” said they, pointing to their arms, and shoulders.

“What made you think you could open the doors, God has shut?” asked one of the singers.

The bruised ones now recalled their impatience and violent behavior. They cried out to God, wept and with a loud shout they arose. They leapt with joy. As they began thanking and praising God, and determined to do His Will, they noticed to their delight that all their bruises had disappeared.

“Obey God. Go back, and wait,” said one of the singers.

“Yes, we will go,” said the healed ones, “due to our disobedience, we have wasted far too much time, stagnating. Where will you go ?”

“We are to go find the others and let them know that doors shut tight are a sign that that is not where God wants them to go, but to obey God and wait when He Says wait”,   replied an elder singer.

As simple as that counsel sounded, world over, multitudes of bruised ones lay in dust wasting precious time, stagnating. They had despaired and become disillusioned. God had shut the doors on some relationships, work, certain types of ministry, resources, but the impatient ones failed to understand that, and wasted precious time trying to gain entry into areas that had been tightly shut.

The singers would remind them that they waste no more time in futility but return to God, and know that His plans for them were good.

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Jeremiah 17:7-8

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

 

Bombay-India

Swarna Jha

 

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