I dreamt about being in a church, it was a big and well-built space, built and furnished luxuriously. I think I was sitting behind the choir when they were called upon. I can’t really remember, but it was as if the atmosphere became chaotic – things were no longer in order, and the church was in disarray. People were walking up and down, from one place to the other, without any direction. Then I heard a voice outside the church. It was the voice of a girl speaking loudly. Actually, she was shouting woes to the church; she mocked them and laughed at them. The church couldn’t do anything; it was as if all she was saying was true. She was the reason for the confusion in the church; it was as if they owed her and couldn’t speak against her to stop. She kept talking and laughing. Where I was, I had wondered why nobody could confront her and wondered what the church did that they couldn’t talk to the young girl. I left the church and came downstairs to meet the girl, her eyes burnt with mockery as I came to meet her. Everybody left their chairs to watch the young lady and I discussing. I’ve forgotten what I even told her – all I remember is that the girl listened to what I had to say, she agreed to go away….
Then I saw a banquet, something like a wedding feast, and there was too much to eat and drink. The setting seemed to be Nigeria. People were singing and dancing, and a marriage ceremony was going on everywhere. I felt someone stand beside me. He said, “And in that day, they will be eating and drinking, and will not know the time of their salvation.” Although people were eating and drinking, oblivious of what was going on; a group of young people were crying and praying at the other side of the hall.Most of the people in the wedding feast were old people), they couldn’t understand why the young people were crying and praying instead of eating and drinking.
Interpretation:Her adversaries have become the head; her enemies prosper. For the Lord has afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions; her young children have gone into captivity before the enemy. Jerusalem [earnestly] remembers in the days of her affliction, in the days of her [compulsory] wanderings and her bitterness, all the pleasant and precious things that she had from the days of old. When her people fell into and at the hands of the adversary, and there was none to help her, the enemy [gloated as they] looked at her, and they mocked at her desolation and downfall. Jerusalem has grievously sinned; therefore she has become an unclean thing and has been removed. All who honored her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness; yes, she herself groans and sighs and turns [her face] away. Lam 1:5,7-8
But what think you? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard. He answered and said,I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Which of the two did the will of his father? They said unto him, The first. Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For John came unto you in THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and you believed him not: but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him: and you, when you had seen it, repented not afterward, that you might believe him. Matthew 21:28-32
11th November 2016