A Prophetic Dream
By Cody T. McCain
In the early morning hours of January 20, 2019, I had a very profound and prophetic dream. I normally write my dreams down in my personal journal but on this occasion, I felt a press to publicly share what I believe the Spirit of God is trying to say to the Body of Christ in this hour. This is the first time I have publicly spoken about this dream, although it took place four years ago, I believe it proves to be very relevant for this current time!
I dreamed that my wife and I visited a church for their morning service. At this church, they kept focusing on “building and adding on” to their current edifice, even taking part in the service to walk the congregation outside to see cleared land. I became angry at this point and said to my wife, “Let’s go!” The dream then transitioned to a large church, which looked like a church I have visited before. During this service, a lot of elements were directed towards “entertainment and singing” rather than a focus on Scripture. At a point during the service, a gentleman called some of the former leaders of that ministry to the stage to honor them. One leader – whom I know personally – stood out to me among the other leaders because he had a very hurt and disappointed look on his face. It was as if what he was seeing greatly vexed his spirit. This time, my wife became angry and said to me, “I ain’t got time for this!” Another transition within the dream took place, this time I was standing on a platform in front of a large crowd, proclaiming the Gospel message. I began to tell the crowd about how the church’s focus has become materialism, entertainment, and “feel-good” messages rather than the truth of Scripture. While I was speaking, many (not some, but MANY) of those in the audience began to get up and leave. As they were leaving, I said to them, “Although you may get up and leave, you are still held accountable for this word!” There were only a handful of people left in the crowd and I made an appeal to them saying, “How many of you can say that if you were to die today that you would go to Heaven?” I asked them to raise their hands, and if their hands were raised, I asked them to come down. A small crowd of about 30-40 people came down to receive salvation, many of them crying and praising God. I had other individuals who were present gather the people in small groups to minister to them and to pray with them the prayer of salvation. As I began to pray with my group, I woke up from my dream still praying!
I believe the message of this dream is crystal clear. The scripture declares in 2 Timothy 4:3-4, “For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths.” The Body of Christ has placed too much of her focus on building buildings, but not building and edifying people. A focus upon entertainment, events, and even songs that stir and motivate our emotions rather than glorify Christ; and sadly, a desire and appetite for “hyper-grace” motivational messages that hinge upon achievement, advancement, blessings, and prosperity rather than the unadulterated truth of the Gospel, which challenges us to become like Christ, by taking up our crosses and following Him daily! Many within the Body become angry and offended when the truth of the Word (in proper context as revealed by the Holy Spirit) is presented to them! The truth of God’s Word convicts our hearts of sin, exposes us to the unconditional love of Jesus, brings about healing, transformation, and deliverance from the yokes of bondage, and compels us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others. The truth of God’s Word properly balances the desire for achievement, advancement, and prosperity according to God’s divine purpose and plan for our lives (which is to ultimately reach the lost)! The truth of God’s Word tears down religious traditions and practices and challenges us to conform to the principles of the Kingdom of God that Jesus has established within our hearts! However, there is a remnant as 1 Kings 19:18 says, “…who have not bowed down to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him.” Some will hunger for the truth of God’s Word and be transformed by its power to become true disciples of Jesus Christ!
Father in the name of Jesus, I pray that you would cause Holy Spirit to rise within your people, to transform us to the likeness of your dear Son so that we would no longer show the world a fragmented Jesus, but rather the Jesus revealed by holy scripture. In Jesus’ name, I pray…Amen!
Cody T. McCain Sr. is the owner, funeral director, and embalmer of McCain Funeral Home & Cremations, LLC located in Morganton. He, along with his wife Shaunda, have a passion to serve their community with the love, integrity, and excellence of Christ.
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