How are you? I’m well.
On November 20th, 2020, I woke at 3:33am to go to the restroom. I knew I had dreams, but I was not able to recall any vividly. I recalled I was in peace in the first dream, though. I prayed to the Lord in the restroom, “Father, if the dreams were from you, please help me recall them and interpret them.” When I got back to my bed, to my amazement, the second dream got back into my memory.
In the dream, it was the wedding day of a young Christian lady I know. It was supposed to start at 1pm and I was in a big hall for the wedding after 12pm. The big hall seemed to belong to a university. I tried to find the bride’s room to greet her before the wedding starts. But I was not able to locate the bride’s room, even after I asked the bride’s mother. In the process of trying to locate it, I saw many guests start to eat in the tables in the big hall. The table setting looked like a food court. Then, I felt so hungry and had such a craving for a traditional Korean food. So, I decided to order the food and eat it like other guests did. There was a place to order menu way up high that looked like a stage. I had to go up the stairs to order and the stairs were so steep that I held the bar. Finally, I reached the stage to order, but my legs were trembled due to the height. Thankfully, I was able to order the traditional Korean food. Then, the cashier man returned my credit card, only after he snipped it, saying “Your card is about to be expired soon. You might want to discard it.” I received my card with a few pieces snipped, but I knew my order was successfully taken.
After I recalled the dream, it dawned on me that the traditional Korean food I wanted to eat and finally ordered was the food we eat in New Year’s days. So, I interpreted that the dream was about transition to a new era. And we must throw away the old things, whatever they might be or how much we got used to them. They would be expired and would not work in the new era to come. With regard to the bride I was looking for and the wedding, I thought of the Bride as Church who would get married to her Bridegroom, Jesus.
Interestingly enough, later in the afternoon, I received an email from The Academy of Light. It had the link of its quarterly magazine, Our Finest Hour that I had been waiting for. To my amazement, the title of the first article was The New Church, written by Pastor Mark Johnson. And he wrote “We are moving into a new age and if we strive to go back to the old way ‘church’ operated, we will miss this next move of God.”
I think he emphasized the temple, or the building of church is not the Church, but we are the Church (The Body of Christ). And he wrote home church, underground church, cell groups would be a pattern we must to transition to. Then, I was able to make sense of my dream where I could not locate the bride and her room in the wedding. The Bride, the Church is not the temple, nor the church building, but us.
I would agree with him and many prophets also prophesized what the end time church would look like. In 2017 when I decided to leave Singapore for good, my pastor in Singapore church said to me, “Yunee, when you’re back to Korea, do not try to search around which church you go to. But you can be a church. You might want to ask a few neighbors to your home. You don’t have to necessarily teach the Words, but you might take a part as a hostess, but each will play a role in the home group meeting.” That was very refreshing to me at that time. Yet I think my pastor already knew what the end time church would look like and encouraged me to prepare for it.
Are you excited for the new era and the new church? Are you willing to throw away the old things that our Father wants us to? I pray that you and I become part of the new church that shines brightly in the darkest season to come in the name of Yeshua.
Have a bliss!
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13~14)