Monday, June 13, 2011
Dream of the body of Christ From my book "The Prophetic Manual" (Dream)
I had a dream in 2003. In the dream I was sitting cross-legged on the living room floor. In my lap was a human head. I started freaking out and screamed for some people to help me. I was obviously in someone's living room while a prayer meeting was going on. Everyone in the room seemed to be ignoring me as they sat talking together. I turned the decapitated head towards me and noticed it was alive. The eyes blinked a couple times but I knew it would soon die if I did not find the body that belonged to it. I shouted to the people in the room to help me find the body so that I could restore this head. Somehow I knew that if I found the body I could reconnect it and it can become whole and live.
They seemed unconcerned and didn't know what the big deal was. When I awoke I asked the Lord what the meaning of the dream was. He spoke “the head cannot survive without the body”. Of course when He speaks it instantly makes sense.
I have found many times in ministry the people somehow glorify the prophetic and despise the other gifts. Only when we follow the calling for our own lives will we be truly satisfied. There is nothing worse than being in a job that we are not qualified for or we cannot do well. To walk outside of our calling is deadly. It will only bring frustration and grief.
Another way to look at this is to compare it to the medical field. We have doctors of every kind and we are glad for the specialists. They are involved in extra schooling and teaching in a specific area so that they can be far more effective than a general practitioner.
1CO 12:14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. 15 If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as He wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
1CO 12:21 The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
1CO 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But eagerly desire the greater gifts.
And now I will show you the most excellent way.