Kaile Hamilton - 10/23/2011
The dream began with me walking to my seat in a band hall. As soon as I reached my seat, I was asked by a girl to bring some papers up front to the band director's desk, so that's what I did.
As I turned around, I saw a couple young girls come through the back door of the hall, giggling and sitting in the back row of chairs. Then, I went back to my seat. I began to warm-up playing a flute; after I got done, I began looking around the room.
A few minutes later, more than half of the group of people began to play and the sound was deafening because there was so much discord because they were playing without the band director. (Instead of being in "one accord", the group was in discord. (Rom.15:5) Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus: (6) that with one accord ye may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.) A small group of us, including me, remained ready to play but waiting for direction. (Listening and waiting on direction from God is the key to walking as He walked. (Isa.30:21) thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it; when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.)
I then realized that the band director wasn't there yet and was perplexed at why there were so many doing their own thing and didn't even realize that the band director was not there. A young man stood up and said, "Wait!" A few more people stopped playing and began to wait. (Some Christians are easily distracted and do things without waiting on the Lord.) I was grieved that some were still playing with disregard to what the man said. (Many Christians are not paying attention to what is going on around them and what the Lord is speaking to them.) Then, I woke up. (Saul did not wait for Samuel to sacrifice and bring the Word of the Lord and it cost him his kingdom. David waited for the sign in the mulberry trees and conquered his enemies.)
The Lord impressed on my heart how important it is to seek His face, His direction, His truth and walk in the steps that He has ordered. Listening to the voice of the Lord is so important, especially in the days ahead. The world is getting darker and darker; the only way to be able to see clearly is through the Lord's eyes. (Psa.27:14) Wait for Jehovah: Be strong, And let thy heart take courage; Yea, wait thou for Jehovah. (Lam.3:26) It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Jehovah. (Mic.7:7) But as for me, I will look unto Jehovah; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
The body of Christ is in discord right now. The Lord reminded me of this passage in 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 about the body and how we all need one another.
(Php.2:1) If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions, (2) make full my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind; (3) doing nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself; (4) not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.