Sandy Shaw - 08/29/2011
Update: Sandy Shaw called me on 3-14-21 and said the Lord told her that this dream is to share for the time we are in now.
In a dream, I was standing in front of a house with Spanish-style stucco. There was a patio to get to the front door. I saw people talking on cell phones and playing games on the Internet. There were girls talking to their boyfriends, making idle chit-chat, etc. I noticed a man standing next to me and I didn't know who he is until he spoke and asked, "How does this edify Me?" Realizing that it was Jesus talking, I said, "Lord, forgive us; we don't realize".
We walked through the patio and through the front door into the house. To the left was an area full of people watching TVs. All different types of TVs: old consoles, new flat screens, etc. -- all sizes. I saw old programs: Father Knows Best; The Patty Duke Show; The Andy Griffith Show; an old game show. I heard "Queen for a Day". There were soap operas on. The Lord asked, "How does this edify Me?" I said, "I'm sorry, Lord".
To the right side of the room was an area full of computers: new, old, big, small, fancy, iPads, etc. Children were doing homework on Facebook, MySpace --social chat sites. People were playing games and doing work. I got closer to their faces and saw their eyes were big and round like silver dollars, staring at the screen. A big clock is seen with its hands spinning quickly, as if to say, 24-7 this is going on. The Lord asked, "How does this edify Me?" I said, "Lord, forgive me, for I myself am guilty of this".
Standing in the middle of that room, I looked up and saw there were different levels to the house where the activity got worse, physically and spiritually. I saw and heard people speaking filthily. I didn't see it, but knew that it was pornography and scary movie sounds were also in the background. People were cursing and saying all kinds of bad things. People were laughing at it when it was not funny. The Lord asked, "How does that edify Me?"
We went into another room on the left and I heard conversations going on. One person was trying to tell another something and he said, "I know", not letting the other finish because he already knew. In the same crowd, educated people were having conversations with others but the educated person never heard anything anyone else said because they were puffed up and boasting that they had a degree in this or a doctorate in that. They knew it all and yet knew nothing. The Lord asked, "How does this edify Me?"
To the right in that room were people bickering over trivial matters. A conversation that stands out is, "Who took my Kool-Aid?" I looked around and realized that all these people were carrying Bibles and I realized they were all 'Christians'. The whole house was people professing to be Christians. The Lord asked, "How does this edify Me?" I said, "Lord, forgive us".
We went into another room and stood in the doorway. Small children were running around the room, jumping on chairs, sofas, pulling down curtains, being very mischievous. Their parents were in the middle of the room, oblivious to what the children were doing -- "running wild". They were so self-absorbed in what they were doing and their desires, that they were blind to what their children were doing. The Lord asked, "How does this edify Me?" I said, "Lord, I'm sorry".
We went into another room and saw people holding their Bibles. They tried to step forward, saying, "Yes, the Lord has told me to do this". But before they stepped forward, they stepped right back and said, "No, no, He didn't tell me". I saw people holding their Bibles open, saying, "The Lord has shown me this", and then saying, "No, no, He didn't show me anything". Then I saw people holding phones, saying, "The Lord told me to say this", and then, "No, no, nevermind; He didn't say anything". They were never sure in anything they did and were procrastinating in the name of the Lord. The Lord asked, "How does this edify Me?"
We then went through sliding glass doors and saw a man sitting in a chair and he was covering his face with his hands. He was being attacked by Christians who were standing around him and yelling, "How do you know that you know the Lord?" "Why did He tell you that and not me?" "Why do you think you are so privileged that you know and hear the Lord?" "Do you think you are somebody?" "You don't know your Word". "You don't know God". "Who do you think you are?" "How do you know you are not hearing demons?" The Lord asked, "How does this edify Me?"
I felt such conviction during this dream for not praying, fasting or reading my Word. I have been guilty of letting my time be idle = idol. A few days later, on 9/04/11, I received Ephesians 5 as a reminder.
(Eph.5:1) Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children; (2) and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell. (3) But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints; (4) nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks. (5) For this ye know of a surety, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. (6) Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience. (7) Be not ye therefore partakers with them; (8) For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light (9) (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth), (10) proving what is well-pleasing unto the Lord; (11) and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them; (12) for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of. (13) But all things when they are reproved are made manifest by the light: for everything that is made manifest is light. (14) Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee. (15) Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise; (16) redeeming the time, because the days are evil. (17) Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. (18) And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit; (19) speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; (20) giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; (21) subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ. (26) that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, (27) that he might present the church to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.