The Christmas Jesus Vision
I was driving a vehicle like a golf cart. Along came this man who I would define as despicable having characteristics of every wicked person I have ever encountered. I knew this man to be evil but I also knew that I was divinely instructed to go with him against my will. I proceeded to drive backwards looking over my shoulder but then cooperating I turned the cart around to better see where I was going.. I then knew we were visiting the lower ranks in the spirit.
Having reached a building we entered into a very confusing place with many levels rooms hallways and doors. The halls reminded me of a hotel but upon looking in the rooms each wall was full of doors and I thought it strange because to me it was obvious that they didn’t go any where but into the same rooms they had already been. Kinda like a house of mirrors at a county fair but it was a place of many doors.
People were occupied with these doors and rooms with a degree of amazement without realizing that they were not going any where but where they had already been. That didn’t seem to bother them tho, but I knew it was futile.
Another important observation was that this building was cheaply made, it was rickety. It was under constructed and you could feel the floors sag as you walked and the sound was almost like a drum. It was obviously of a 2 by 4 construction or less for even the walls shook when opening and closing doors.
I proceeded to go through some halls and twists and turns and then down stairwayst to a basement that resembled a musty old house. All down the steps the condition of the people in this place got worse and worse. I knew we were going to the bottom of the building, to a pit.
Now going down the final staircase I remember stepping over people I would define as lifeless zombies like wiggling worms. Alive but dead and limp. Like a basement it was very dark, mildewy and musty. All these people were waiting in line as if to enter a movie or a play or a staged event. They had all been waiting a long time.
At the bottom of the steps the line continued and stopped at a desk that resembled a hotel check in counter that was dimly lit in front, but there was no one behind the counter. There was however a young lady waiting at the front of the line in front of the counter, sitting holding her sick child and rocking back and forth crying. This seemed to be the main event for all eyes were on her and her child. They were expecting something from this mother and child. They were part of the main event.
People were there for them with great expectation. So I was compelled to pay closer attention to them. She was obviously putting on a show, drawing attention, acting and pretending. The child however, as I looked closer, I noticed he had a mans face and he was not pretending. He was white as if he was sick and he rolled his eyes and rocked his head back and forth as if to say “get me out of here”. As I looked more intently at his body, the child clothes he had on just covered his upper half like a mask and his real legs up to his waste were in the ground. As he rolled his eyes and squirmed you could see the dirt move at his waste but he could not get up. He was held against his will and wanted nothing to do with this charade. He wanted up and out but the people were content to just watch and wait and rot in this cellar in anticipation of the main event.
Having recognizing this man held against his will and this lady pretending to be sad, I blurted out “This is a big lie and a scam! This lady is an actor! Then the vision stopped.
I have thought back on this and the building that was full of people mused with the rooms and doors with the hope that just on the other side of the next door was what they were looking for to fill their emptiness.
They were all there because of the play down stairs but they were content with the distractions and displays built above of the rickety building with many rooms of distractions and doors, until the festivities commenced down stairs. (A religion built on frail understandings of God)
They did not know they were like mice in a maze with no cheese but never the less they smiled in great pretense and stayed there in hope and expectation that at any moment for the time was imminent, that the clerk would show up at the counter downstairs and then act 2 would commence for their hope to be full.
Implications of the Vision
I think that for most who recognize the stagnancy of the modern church and being impatient with the continual weekend charades going in and out of the same multiple doors in that rickety old place going over and over the same things week after week, but having no real power to change, that you can identify with this vision with the rooms and the doors and rumination of the same concepts over and over as you look to a baby Jesus or a second coming Jesus to bring you something to fill your desire.
This Jesus is held captive against his will. Being planted in the dirt He is sown corruptible, but never raised to Glory. But “wasn’t it necessary for Christ to suffer these things to enter His Glory?” And so He did, just not in their thinking. What a cute little man. They will not allow him to rise incorruptible to His place in prominence and Glory. He is viewed as a cute baby Jesus. How inoccuois, a Christmas Jesus. Not just an ordinary man but even more insulting a helpless little baby.
The very work and victory of the cross is lost and now redefined as something to be provided for later at a second coming or another life. That Christ died fruitless and in vain. These believers believe eroniously and unchanged, in a different Jesus then the one in scripture that gave us the power of the resurrection.
As Paul prayed that “18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named”.
They have a truncated gospel of select scriptures to substanciate their cause but are largely ignorant of Him who said “The Kingdom of God is at hand” but it is not in the basement, nor is it in that structure. It is in Spirit and Truth, a place that is unfamiliar to them.
It is the innocuous baby Jesus and the 2nd coming mindset that rejects the real Christ. The kingdom is already, but just not in their thinking.
Christ is in full glory in His Kingdom, in His heavenly city, on His throne waiting for you to acknowledge the truth. Just as the Jewish leaders were chided by Christ saying “you are entering into the Kingdom of God, but you are also keeping out those who are trying to enter, so your condemnation will be greater.
Are you content with a baby Christmas Jesus? Are you satisfied with a kingdom that is not yet that must come later after a tribulation and a rapture?
Beware of disregarding the eternal value of the gift of Kingdom of God as being pre existent having been finished from the foundation of the world. They twist scripture to their own musing and destruction and create an alternate reality for people to be contained, or better yet a fable and a side show of a baby Jesus to be occupied with, and a soon coming king to rescue planet earth so you can all live happily ever after when Jesus comes back to planet earth to be a king in a future kingdom called Jerusalem. And they believe that at that time their salvation will be complete and then they will be a new creation.
I guess then all that Jesus secured at his 1st coming and the cross was an “I.O.U. a kingdom” coming later to be redeemed when the imminent charade brings on the conclusion of a second coming. A phrase not found once in scripture.
Here is probably the most concise verse I can offer you right now. But the whole of scripture changes when the veil of darkness of a kingdom later dissolves from your thinking.
2 Corinthians 5:13-21New King James Version (NKJV)
13 For if we are beside ourselves,Â it isÂ for God; or if we are of sound mind,Â it isÂ for you.Â 14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died;Â 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
16 Therefore,Â from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, (a man or a baby)Â yet now we know Him thus no longer.Â 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,Â he is (now)Â a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then, we are ambassadors for (and citizens from) Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christs behalf, be reconciled to God (not in the rickety rooms or the basement but where He is in His Kingdom now). 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
I don’t know how someone could read this as something actuated at a 2nd coming for it is all past tense and actuated by the working of faith.
The fact is the first words out of the mouth of the man Jesus is still our starting point with Him “today!” if you will hear His voice. And that is?
Repent! For the Kingdom of God is at hand.