Prisoners from all Nations

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May 2016

In this dream I found myself standing in an open field. My eyes saw long buildings like warehouses, and in them, people were being held captive. I noticed that the prisoners were separated into categories. Men and women were kept separate, and nationalities were also kept separate. So it was a prison according to nationality and according to gender. The buildings housing the prisoners were long, stretching out over the field.

I was led past the prison houses to a central building that the prisons surrounded. I cannot say who was leading me. I only remember a figure but there was so much light emitting from it that I do not remember much more than that after I woke up. As we walked past the prison houses, I saw the bars on the doors and windows. We walked past a prison house with men. They had a such a wild look in their eyes, as if they had lost all sense of logic, of thinking. They had lost their minds and their humanity. They reminded me a lot of a pack of wolves, even from their outward appearance. My appearance excited them and they tried to reach out to me from behind the bars. I understood afterwards that they were completely demonised.  As I walked past, I knew that I was like fresh meat to them. If they got anywhere near me, I would be completely torn apart.

We finally arrived at the central building, went up the stairs and entered. I noticed that the inside of the building looked exactly like a church. In fact, it looked like a church decorated and prepared for a wedding ceremony to take place. I found this all quiet odd in such a setting. Who would have a wedding here ?

I went out onto the porch of the church. There were hundreds of people gathered there in the open area between the church and the prison houses. Were these the prisoners I had just seen, I wondered. Amongst them were men, women and children. I remember shouting out to the people, preaching to them. It was a message of repentance, and warning them that if they did not repent, they would forever be trapped in that prison area. After that a wind came down from the sky, lifted me up and took me away from there.

*As I type this right now I have just received more understanding what this dream means, for the very first time. WOW!, so blown away! As I was typing about the central building and how it was decorated for a wedding ceremony, I remembered. Who else would invite captives to a wedding ceremony? None other than Jesus Christ!

Here is the parable about the wedding feast.

Matthew 22 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

22 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.”’ But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ 10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and[a] cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”

This is a great explanation about the meaning of the parable. Please check it out. https://www.gotquestions.org/parable-wedding-feast.html

One point that they make in the link  is that the message of the Gospel is made freely available for everyone, good and bad, from all nations. I posted that point below. Check out the whole article for yourself. I am not gifted in preaching, we must all search the Scriptures for ourselves and ask the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom and understanding as we read them.

The wedding invitation is extended to anyone and everyone, total strangers, both good and bad. This refers to the gospel being taken to the Gentiles. This portion of the parable is a foreshadowing of the Jews’ rejection of the gospel in Acts 13. Paul and Barnabas were in Pisidian Antioch, where the Jewish leaders strongly opposed them. The apostle’s words echo the king’s estimation that those invited to the wedding “did not deserve to come”: “We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles” (Acts 13:46). The gospel message, Jesus taught, would be made available to everyone.