Three Dreams of the Kingdom
from Robert Burgess 12/22/99
Recently, I experienced something quite unusual which I feel is most important to share with the Body of Christ. I had three dreams, or night visions on three consecutive nights; In these dreams God conveyed to me a revelation of the present state of the entire Church, which consists of a people within a people, within a people (Thirty, Sixty, and Hundred Fold). It is our earnest prayer that the Lord will use this Word to bring conviction, honest repentance, and to admonish us to press toward the mark of the High Calling of God in Christ Jesus more diligently than ever before. AMEN
The First Dream:
A Great Battle Forming
In the first dream I was on a camping trip high in the mountains of Colorado (somewhere near the resort areas of Aspen and Vale).. While there, the Lord began speaking to me concerning a great battle which was taking place in a distance locality. He told me He wanted me to join myself to this battle and that it would be revealed to me as I went along just exactly in what capacity I was to participate in it. Since I had hiked many miles into this remote location and there were no roads nearby, I found it necessary to hike back out through a high mountain pass where there was an exclusive resort area. This was the type of place where many of the rich and famous could be found vacationing. As I drew near, the sounds of a drunken party could be heard; and as the resort came into view we were amazed to see that the grounds were littered with drunken women who had fallen under the influence of strong alcoholic drink. I asked someone what the occasion was and they told me that it was a wedding party for some big aristocratic individuals which had been going on since the night before. The most remarkable thing was that there were hardly any men at all in attendance; the party was made up almost entirely of women. The manner of dress was very lavish, and they were all wearing heavy makeup, big, gaudy earrings and very expensive jewelry. They all wore silky evening gowns but they were split clear up to the hip. As I wound my way through the mass of bodies I heard a familiar voice calling my name, it was a man I had worked for previously, whom I hadn’t seen for some time. He was saying; “Bob Burgess, you’re just the man I have been looking for!”. I asked him how I could help, and he began to relate this story to me… He had a contract to supply the Government with these little one-man helicopters which were invisible on radar, and anyone could fly one, and could land it anywhere.. These little secret weapons were to be employed in the “Great Battle” which the Lord had spoken to me about previously; but because of saboteurs, the man hadn’t been able to deliver a single one. He told me that he needed someone like myself who was unknown in those parts who could go in to his factory and spy out who it was that was sabotaging the works. To make a long story short, I discovered that it was the man’s own sons who were doing the dirty work (There so happened to be FIVE of them, and I sensed even as I slept that they were symbolic of the Five-Fold Ministry).. They thought that they could discourage their father into signing the business over to them by sabotaging the operation of his helicopters.
The interpretation of the dream is this; The wedding party and the drunken women reveal the present condition of many of those in the outer court of the Kingdom.. I was reminded of the feast for the women which Queen Vashti ordained in the days of King Ahasheurus (See Esther 1: 9-12, etc.,); The drunken feast which the worldly church order is celebrating is not the marriage supper of the lamb, it is a marriage (or merger) with the systems and doctrines of men. Everywhere we hear the churches preaching “Reconciliation” and “Unity”, but beloved the truth is true Unity and Reconciliation cannot be had through doctrinal and Spiritual compromise.. There can be no Unity with God without true Repentance and Union with all of His Bride (Church) through a Baptism by one Spirit into One Body (See Eph 4:etc, 1Cor 12:12)… The drunken women represent those churches who are overdosed on the wine of their own doctrine, and overcharged with self righteousness and pride.. Much of the church in general is drunk from the overemphasis of every doctrine and experience from Holy Laughter (so-called), to “UR” and the “Rapture…” and they almost joyfully smite their fellow servants who are unwilling to imbibe in their excess!! These are not the conditions which are to attend and follow the Spirit Filled life.. The “sons” who had sabotaged their fathers helicopters are typical of the vast multitudes of ministers who are jealous of the Father’s Power and influence over the people, and secretly do all they can to frustrate the true operation of the Holy Spirit in the churches.. This is the present condition of the outer court.
The Second Dream
A Pentecostal Meeting
In my second dream, I was invited to participate in sponsoring a Fiftieth Anniversary Meeting which was being held to commemorate the ministry of a man named “Harry Angel.” I had never even heard of the man personally, but there were people involved who we both respected very highly in the Kingdom so we were delighted to accept the invitation. The meeting was to be held down south, somewhere in the state of Arizona, and the main speaker was a sister who was brought up under Sister Amee Semple MacPherson; in fact this dear lady was Amee’s “Pride and Joy” back in the Forties, and was quite a powerhouse in the “Latter Rain Revival” of the Fifties. The building was quite run-down on the outside, but was beautifully furnished on the inside, and could hold a good sized congregation of people.. I remember that when the speaker arrived she seemed more than a little perturbed at the outward conditions of the building. I was surprised to see in the congregation some who have quite a reputation for being troublemakers; we were equally surprised that these troublesome ones seemed genuinely to possess a good anointing and a right spirit..
After seeking the Lord for the interpretation of this dream and the identity of the man called “Harry Angel” I began to hear in my mind the strains of that old Christmas carol “Hark, the Harold Angels Sing…” Then I began to realize that it was almost exactly Fifty years ago that the Prophetic ministries of men like William Branham, W.V. Grant and others began to shake the church world like a mighty rushing wind. The Branham Revival of the late ’40′s and early ’50′s brought on and inspired what was later to be called the great “Latter Rain Revival” of 1948-1955 etc.. These were the “Herald Angels” whose Ministries were being celebrated by this host of Pentecostals. As I continued to pray and meditate on these things, my heart was touched deeply when I began to realize the strong comparison between this event and the times in which we now live, and that which took place long ago in the book of Ezra. The Scriptures teach that when the Foundation of the Restored Temple was laid again in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah that there were certain of the Priests and Levites present which were “Ancient Men” who had seen the “First House”… “But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy: So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: For the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off.” (Ezra 3:12-13)…
As I prayed and thought on these things, the Lord spoke to me from the Prophet Haggai:
“Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? And how do ye see it now? Is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: And I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: And in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Hag 2:3, 6-9) ..
Regardless of how much corruption has crept into the realm of Pentecost, there is still a pure and Holy experience to be had in the Holy Ghost for those who truly seek him.. The promise of God to pour out his Spirit upon ALL FLESH has yet to be fulfilled in its entirety, but we are believing for great and wondrous things to take place in the near future. Last of all, consider that only those who have experienced a pure Pentecostal experience will be truly qualified to be a partaker of the Feast of Tabernacles.
The Third Dream
The Feast of Tabernacles
In my third dream I was invited (By an individual whom I understood to be the Lord Himself) to come and live in a great mansion. This was no ordinary mansion, for it had literally Hundreds of rooms in it, and each one was large and well furnished. I noticed that each room was used for its own particular purposes. In most ordinary homes one room could be used for multiple purposes, such as an office being in one corner of a family room, or a computer in the bedroom. But in this mansion, the bedroom was for sleeping, the Kitchen for cooking, the living room for kicking back and watching a little TV..
When I sought the Lord for the interpretation of this dream, He began to show me that in His Kingdom each and every ministry, or OFFICE would be specialized… In other words, a Pastor will no longer have to be an Evangelist and/or Prophet, but He will be able to concentrate his strength on that calling for which he was created. For years now, I have realized that many good ministers are being worn out and spread way too thin by trying to be a one-man-band in their Churches.. Of course, they are destined to face terrific battles and defeats at the hands of the enemy by following after this practice; this will not be the case in the coming Kingdom. I believe that the Feast of Tabernacles will bring about such unity and individual confidence in one’s self, and a true interdependency within the Body of Christ that all envy, strife, and Ministerial competition will be put down forever…
I began to see that most Ministries, as they are at the present time, are not qualified even to judge themselves, much less the Nations, or the Angels (See 1Cor 6:3). They are much too filled with self-pride, envy, and malice to be trusted with the exercise of either the “Dunamus” or the “Exusia” Power of God.. Friends; God is calling us to “Dwell together in Unity..” It is a MUST that we willingly lay down our Soul-Lives for one another, otherwise we cannot partake of the Power (or, Right) to “take it up again” in Christ… It is our earnest prayer that our readers will be admonished to Love one another as Christ loved His Church and died for it.. We are called to this same High Calling in Christ Jesus.
from Robert Burgess