Recently I had a dream of a Christian female leader having an important function. I cannot recall what the function was but in the dream I knew much was invested in it. As the function was underway EVERY MICROPHONE stopped working.
No attempt to restore them was successful. The female leader got so frustrated and could not bear the embarrassment anymore that she decided to end the entire function. She had her workers pack up everything.
While they were heading back home we passed a very vibrant church. The microphones were working very well there. The church was spacious enough and a large crowd was already gathered in the building.
The female leader’s attention was captured and she started desiring to use that church to continue the function she had just shut down.
It so happens that another woman of God that I have known for years was in charge. She was not the Pastor but she had delegated authority to give people permission to preach in the church.
I went to her and I asked her if it would be possible for the female leader to minister and as soon as I mentioned it a frown came on her face and SHE SAID NO. This is someone I can’t even remember ever telling me no in the natural if I asked her for any help because of the level of respect she has for me. However she was adamant that she would not give that particular leader access to the church. Then I woke up from the dream.
As I pondered on what the dream meant the Lord led me to 2nd Chronicles 20:35-37
35 And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:
36 And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongaber.
37 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
King Jehoshaphat was regarded as a fairly good king. We are told that he did what was right in the sight of the Lord(2nd Chronicles 20:32). Even the Prophet Elisha thought very highly of him and declared that if it were not for Jehoshaphat being present he would not give another king any prophetic word or even look at him.( 2nd King 3:14).
Nevertheless King Jehoshaphat had a weakness. He kept aligning himself with rulers God was displeased with.
We first see this weakness when wicked King Ahab sought his help in battle. King Jehoshaphat freely offered his services and support. In that very battle the enemy king gave a strong command to specifically target the king of Israel and kill him. Ahab had disguised himself so they couldn’t identify him that easily and as a result they started pursuing King Jehoshaphat thinking he was King Ahab. King Jehoshaphat had to cry out to God to spare his life and God allowed the pursuers to turn away from him. King Ahab was wounded in that same battle and succumbed to his injuries and died.
While King Jehoshaphat survived by the MERCY OF GOD the Lord sent a prophet to him to let him know what He did wrong. In 2nd Chronicles 19:1-3 we read:
1 And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.
3 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.
The man of God speaking on behalf of God told King Jehoshaphat very plainly that he was helping the ungodly and people that hated the Lord and so God’s wrath was released against him. The reason he was shown mercy was he was actually a King that sought God.
Yet even after this near death experience King Jehoshaphat still didn’t learn his lesson and when Ahaziah ( the SON OF THE SAME KING AHAB) came for help, he JOINED HIMSELF TO HIM. God sent another man of God to tell him because of this wrong alignment HIS WORKS WILL BE BROKEN.
The Bible says King Jehoshaphat’s ships WERE BROKEN AND WERE NOT ABLE TO TRAVEL TO TARSHISH.
In my dream EVERYONE OF THE MICROPHONES stopped working and I see the parallel with the ships being broken. Sometimes it is not the devil sabotaging people’s efforts but the hand of God working against them for repeatedly ignoring his warnings and pressing ahead with their own agenda.
When God CLOSES A DOOR NO MAN CAN RE-OPEN it, no matter how loved or respected that man is ( Revelation 3:7)
ALIENATING OTHER MINISTERS
I was also shown that not only is there danger in aligning with the wrong people but danger in PUSHING AWAY THE RIGHT ONES. I got the feeling that the female leader had shut others out of her own ministry and alienated them with her attitudes and behaviour. While some could tolerate her behaviour and excuse it as her personality is different, God knew it was not just personality but arrogance and pride.
When she got into difficulty there was no one willing to bail her out.
CONNECTION WITH THE RECENT USA MIDTERM ELECTIONS
I must point out this dream came the very next day after the midterm elections. I was up until late watching it and I got the dream after I went to sleep. I felt God was even saying that what has happened with President Trump and his party losing control of the House of Representatives is a sign of what will befall persons who were brash and arrogant towards people. They felt they didn’t need certain people but God WILL HUMBLE THEM and they will reach out to people they disrespected.
They thought they never needed to adjust their attitudes in order to reach their goals but they are in for a rude awakening. They will realize how difficult it is in life without people skills and knowing how to work alongside people instead of alienating them.
I believe this dream has been given to warn the people of God especially leaders. Some of us need some SERIOUS ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENTS. God is prepared to stop leaders in their track until they CHANGE THEIR WAYS and their behaviours towards people.