I was walking along and came across a beautiful grassy area with tables and chairs set up, some folk sitting and resting, others milling around. I noticed notice boards advertising a Church Buffet and there were people “marketing” the Buffet and selling tickets for it. I was very intrigued and knew it was a good thing. A man approached me and offered to buy a ticket for me – they were R20. However, I knew that I had enough cash in my handbag to pay for myself and pulled out a R100 note.
I was then given a ticket and directed to a computer screen which was at the “entrance” gate for the Buffet. It wasn’t time for the Buffet yet, but everyone’s names were being programmed into the computer. I could see on the screen that there was a long list of names with numbers next to them (code) and all of them were exactly the same length. When my ticket was entered my “code” looked completely different. At first, I was concerned thinking I would not be able to get in, but then I saw a whole set of different steps take place on the screen (i.e a different process) and then my ticket was accepted by the system.
I was waiting around when suddenly friends of ours (Believers) appeared and were inviting me to lunch. I told them about the Buffet, but they said they wanted to rather try out one of the nicer “fancier” restaurants in the area.
I considered giving my ticket to someone else in order to join them, but in the end chose to rather to go the Buffet.
I have spent a lot of time asking for revelation on this dream.
This is what the Lord has revealed …
The Church Buffet symbolises the Marriage Feast. The number 20 represents waiting periods or times of preparation/resting and in Hebrew it can even symbolise completeness and redemption!
Therefore, the Lord showed me that R20 entrance fee and the garden “waiting” area represented the season we are in. It is a time of preparing ourselves for the Lord’s imminent return. My insistence on paying for myself indicates the responsibility on us to prepare OURSELVES for the Lord and not to rely on others to do it for us. Only we can build our connection and intimacy with the Lord, purifying ourselves through repentance and washing of the Word.
My paying with R100, indicates my absolute devotion and willingness (giving my all – 100%) to knowing and loving Him and being known by Him- being ‘prepared’. We all need to give 100% to deepening our intimacy with Him.
My friends that came to take me out to lunch represented worldly distractions. It was a warning of the temptations of the world that keep us busy and distracted. Even seemingly “good” people or activities can ultimately replace our devotion to God. God was reminding us to stay attentive to His still small voice for every decision we make.
More than ever, we need to be sure that we are in His Word and in His Will.
God has been speaking the same things to me over and over – in this season we need to keep our EYES ON HIM, stay TUNED into HIM. DON’T become distracted by the Darkness, the Deceptions, the Fear or anything else of the world – FEAST on Him, FOCUS on Him. He is ready to pour out His Presence, His Peace, His Power, His Majesty on those whose hearts are set on Him.
You will keep him in perfect peace,WHOSE MIND IS STAYED ON YOU Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
“Let us FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”