A dream came early this morning. I was in an old farm house with a conglomerate of believers. I use the term “conglomerate” because they each held different ideas about the way the kingdom of God was to unfold. After a lengthy conversation with one brother, I stated we were right on the edge of major breakthroughs. The brother then said to me, “So-and-so believes this.” He then elaborated on a certain teaching. (I am using “so and so” in place of the person’s real name.) I said, “Yeah, so-and-so (another person) believes that way too.” What the brother I was talking with was conveying was the belief that we have such a long way to go, and that the kingdom of God only progresses through process.
The dream shifted and I was in the kitchen of the farmhouse. I looked down and there were small piles of live bugs and worms writhing around. It looked like a street after a very hard rain when you see worms everywhere. At first I started trying to just pick them up and throw them out, but it was if they were multiplying. I then got a broom and dustpan to sweep them up. That didn’t work. Finally, the floor was covered in white worms, like those associated with maggots. I grabbed a vacuum cleaner to suck them all up, but there were too many. It was like the entire floor was moving.
11 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
12 “I have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel; speak to them, saying, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God.’”
13 ¶ So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.
14 When the layer of dew evaporated, behold, on the surface of the wilderness there was a fine flake-like thing, fine as the frost on the ground.
15 When the sons of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.
16 “This is what the LORD has commanded, ‘Gather of it every man as much as he should eat; you shall take an omer apiece according to the number of persons each of you has in his tent.’”
17 The sons of Israel did so, and some gathered much and some little.
18 When they measured it with an omer, he who had gathered much had no excess, and he who had gathered little had no lack; every man gathered as much as he should eat.
19 Moses said to them, “Let no man leave any of it until morning.”
20 But they did not listen to Moses, and some left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and became foul; and Moses was angry with them.
The Israelites were to eat all the manna they gathered. None was to be left until morning. Some disobeyed and kept the manna until the next day. The manna bred worms and became foul. This is the sin of Christianity. It has hoarded up manna as high as heaven but not eaten it. All the doctrines and teachings of Christianity have turned to worms. The manna was a miracle sustenance. The Israelites did not grow it. There was no growing season. It appeared in the evening, and they were to gather it and eat immediately. Christianity as a whole has abandoned the idea of actually eating what God puts before them. Storing up the doctrines has been enough to sustain it. How many doctrines do we hold that we are not experiencing, or at least have a travail in our spirits to possess? It is subtle. Revelation can be wonderful, but it can also be as the over-kept manna. Seeing great visions and dreaming dreams and having wonderful experiences can actually be detrimental if we don’t go on to walk in the reality of them. Visions and dreams come easily, but their fulfillment requires determined faith to possess.
When we look inward, there will ALWAYS be one more thing we need to have dealt with. The adamic nature is the bottomless pit. There will never be a time when foul beasts cease to come up out of it. Our experience in the realm of process has been for God to deal with each “beast” as it pops its head up out of the “pit.” The realm of process has been burying the saints now for over 2000 years because there is never a finality. This must come to an end.
9 ¶ “To whom would He teach knowledge, And to whom would He interpret the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just taken from the breast?
10 “For He says, ‘Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there.’”
11 Indeed, He will speak to this people Through stammering lips and a foreign tongue,
12 He who said to them, “Here is rest, give rest to the weary,” And, “Here is repose,” but they would not listen.
13 So the word of the LORD to them will be, “Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there,” That they may go and stumble backward, be broken, snared and taken captive.
Verse 12 states, “Here is rest, give rest to the weary,” and, “Here is repose,” but the Israelites would not listen. Because they did not listen, the word to them was “Order on order, line on line, a little here, a little there.” The end result of this word from God was that they would go and stumble backward, be broken, snared and taken captive. Ministers have said in the past, “This is the way God leads us. This is the way God teaches us. Line upon line, here a little, there a little.” A process. Ultimately, this teaching turns to worms just as the manna did. Yes, God has led His people in this manner, but there is a higher realm we must move into. We are to learn how to gather the manna each day, and before the next day dawns, we have assimilated it. No more worms in our manna.