New year message and the unexpected reward
Happy New Year! May this year be a blessed and exciting year for us all!
I spent my New Years Eve together with friends in the spirit, worshiping, sharing, and praying together. It is the first time I spend New Years and also Christmas outside Indonesia. We attended a worship night of the church of my friend again since there was no sermon organized by my church. As soon as I started praying God spoke a lot to me. Two days before, He gave me the vision of me holding on my left hand a scroll. As I faced the throne, I was asked to open it but I said that I was not ready and that I needed time. He was nice and told me to open it when I am ready and take my time. I knew that that scroll holds a big task that I will need to do. But was I ready?
During that worship session, before I said that I was ready, the scroll was opened and I saw a very beautiful grand castle. On the top left window, I saw a silhouette of a baby being born. That baby soon grew up and did chores, cleaning alone the castle, raking the leaves on the front yard. I saw that that castle floated because I saw there were the roots of the grasses covering the bottom of the land. It looked like that that person was doing maintanence work alone. Is it my next task? What are the specifics? Then, I received Jude 1:24-25. It was a verse for me that I need to keep hold onto for the rest of the year.
I saw a young man with bob hair, indigenous Indian because I saw there were teepees behind him as he sat on top a big rock looking sad. I wanted to approach but then a friend of mine held my hand and pulled me away. My friend said that that is not our part. We should return. I was reminded that I should not serve if it was based on pity. But rather based on love. Not all opportunities I should take. I guess this was a sign that I should not go forward with the post-doc application to Michigan.
I then was paddling on the back of a canoe with an old man on the front seat facing towards me. He was leading me from the ocean to a narrow stream with high cliffs on the left and right. We stopped when we reached in front of a gothic building situated in a round water area surrounded with tall cliffs. The building had a large maroon stone on top and a big clock bellow it. I couldn't catch the time. When I looked closer from the side, it was a gate. Then the old man said to me that the gate was mine. I replied if He was crazy. He replied back and said that I had the key. Indeed, I was holding a large key, the key that I saw when I entered the tunnel where I could see people's life and where Jesus sat down on a controller chair. I opened the gate and behind in the mist, I saw my tree of life situated on an island. I knew it was the tree of life because I saw this tree twice before. Holy people were surrounding and greeting me back. I was happy to be back, to be able to come and eat again from the very same tree I saw previously. Let me tell you, that feeling was incredible and I had to cry throughout the trance. I looked behind the tree and I saw a narrow piece of land leading somewhere. You know where it led to? My city. The city that I often see from the top, the city that I saw it developed and expanded. Lots of inhabitants were approaching and welcoming me with glee. It was amazing and I was so grateful that He gave me the access to my city. It was an honor.
I realized that there were few new things I observed. Firstly, my city was no longer only fortified in land, but also in water because of that gate. The fortified walls, what are they made of? People. I saw I was holding hand with friends in the same spirit. This is not the first time I saw similar vision, but I saw that from afar, we became like the great walll of China, strong and heavy. It is not only for protection, but also a connection to other cities. Secondly, because I had the tree of life, behind the center part of the city where civilian activities occur, I saw a forest. Plants and trees started to grow. Timber was made. Signs of human activity, spiritual service activity. God gave me the trust to operate my city, my service in the spirit.
There are five activities depicted from 5 images He showed in regards to my dominion in spiritual service. On the far left was a girl sitting on a chair with a saxophone on her lap and music instruments behind. Next was a girl with books in the library. On the far right was a girl with a Sherlock Holmes uniform holding a magnifying glass. Then was a girl who was an engineer tinkering machines. Lastly, in the center was a girl with a chalkboard holding a chalk. Those are all the five faces on me, but of all, I was a teacher.
He showed me more things unrelated to my city but my service. I saw that I no longer had five rings on my left hands (blue, red, orange, yellow, grey; pinky to thumb), but I had another ring on my right pinky finger. It was violet. I guess this is the gift of psalms. I started getting songs and psalms when I pray. I still need to practice on it because it comes only in bits and pieces. No structures. But tunes and words. Like on the 29th, I received this psalm with a melayu styled tune:
Allah Bapak Maha Kudus, Roh Kudus dan Tuhan Yesus ku memuji
Di atas gunungMu yang Kudus, seruling ku tiup dengan merdu
Gunung gemetar, air bah menderu, samudera raya mendengarkan suaraNya
Biar gelombang air laut, Engkau redakan
Lastly, I want to share that I saw that I had different weapons, a long thin sword, assassin knives and bow & arrow. All the three weapons, were able to break a big stone. It's not about the tools, but it depends upon who is holding the weapon. However, it is also important to equip yourself with the weapons. In this case the Word of God. Eventhough I have received a number of spiritual gifts, I still have to come back to the source, the scripture, the fundamentals.
“Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness— by whose stripes you were healed.” I Peter 2:24 NKJV. When you read back the whole part of the story, it talks about submission to the master, submisising to God. I realized that I wouldn't be able to receive all this if I was not submissive to God and trusting Him who have set the path, delivering us to the newness of the Spirit (Romans 7:6).
“Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.” I John 3:7 NKJV. This is my last message. That I should practice righteous, in order to be righteous. Righteous is Jesus.
I can say that my trance experience, was not only about receiving reward for the things I did that pleases God. It also holds a great task that I need to execute. All for His glory and kingdom. Amen.