I saw a group of people dressed in black with white collars; the people and their pastor wore the same costume. They were so happy – too happy – clapping and praising God in seeming ecstasy. One could see gladness and a sense of triumph on the faces of the people but there were people above (there was a horizontal demarcation between the people above and those below) who were really wondering what the group below were doing; they could see their mouths move but no sounds were heard. After a long time had passed, I heard a trumpet being blown and an announcement went out that they should go out into the streets, the brothels, and the bridges. I heard “Gather My people.” These lost people were to come face to face with the joyful group. At first, when they approached, the Christians were of the mindset that they came to fight. When they came, the Christians had a great laugh; they were mocking the people who had been called. Soon the lost crowd became ashamed of themselves because the Christians laughed at them. They were crying and kneeling down, feeling so bad about themselves. Suddenly, something wonderful started happening as they bent down: their black clothes began to change without their knowledge. As the Christians were too giddy with laughter and focused on mocking the called-out group of people, they failed to see that the group was changing. Their garments were changed from black to white, but the people from the church (the joyful group) were still dressed in their black cassocks with white collars.
Interpretation: Luke 14:16-24 Then said he unto him, A certain man gave a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it: I pray you have me excused… Then the Master of the house being angry said to his servant, go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, and the maimed, and the lame, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as you have commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, that none of those men who were bidden shall taste of my supper.
8th November 2016