Recently I had two dreams of two Churches.
As the dream began, I was at a Church of sorts, with small round tables holding 4-6 people per table.
Two speakers were there, who happened to be 2 prophets, who are also pastors. There was a cafeteria style buffet of food, which contained healthy, marinated meat, and other healthy foods.
It looked good. The Church was orderly. There was peace.
The symbolism I was being shown was that this Church’s teaching contained teachings of deeper meaning (meat) and not just milk.
This was a mature Church, speaking to those who have been weaned from milk and are ready for deeper spiritual teachings.
This Church was lead by 2 true prophets who were also pastors, laboring in the fields for new souls. They also had planted Churches.
These two people not only had a prophetic gifting and were shepherds, but they were also true modern apostles.
“But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil,” Hebrews 5:14.
The small-group tables are reflective of God’s heart of small group fellowship, and as we got up and got food for ourselves, it means we put in effort to feed ourselves the meat.
We spent time with God, growing into maturity, and getting meat teachings from the Word of God for ourselves. We did not rely only on the pastors to feed us.
In the next scene of the dream, I was shown another version of “Church.”
This version of Church is accepted by some in the world, but is not accepted by God. This is a “Vashti version” as I’d call it. It’s a rebellious, disobedient Church which is not a true Church at all, but the people are deceived into believing that grace covers their ongoing sins.
It was at a “mud-hole” and a chaotic party was going on. The feeling I had was that it was a precarious situation, and “dangerous.”
People were drinking alcohol and shooting off fireworks. My car was parked on the edge of a slippery muddy edge of the mud-hole, and I knew it could slide in at any minute.
There was a big pit/ hole with a rebellious Church leader at the bottom of it. This particular leader had been sinning in public and in private and was called out for it, but was denying his sins.
In the dream, he was naked at the bottom of the pit which was filled in with water.
I dove in to rescue him. I could tell he’d been there awhile and was almost dead. As I got to the bottom of the pit, I saw he was handcuffed with plastic handcuffs.
I had a servant with me and announced, “Quick, put on the worship music, STAT!” It was like an emergency rescue that required changing the atmosphere to a Heavenly atmosphere as a part of the rescue mission.
I went over to the sinful leader to work on the handcuffs. As I began ripping the handcuffs apart, the leader fought me off him. He wanted the handcuffs on. I had to give up on him and get out of there before I ran out of air.
This showed me that this leader, who also represents other rebellious leaders in the Church, was content in his sins.
He and they, don’t want help removing their bondage to their sin, because they are enjoying being in the pit and wallowing in the sin.
No amount of help or rescue will do anything for them until they repent.
In general, God was showing me the Esther (obedient Church) and the Vashti (disobedient Church.)
Shortly after that dream, I had another dream where the same message was being delivered to me.
The Esther Dream:
I dreamed I was in a mansion. I was in a back room with people close to me — like family — eating, and I was trying to share a report with someone.
But there was too much noise and commotion, so I eventually gave up waiting. I got up to clear the dishes and take people’s dishes to the sink.
As I came out of the back room, I walked through the main large room and a Royal Family was eating together. Someone else was also carrying dishes, but they spilled theirs on the floor.
I could feel that the Prince favored me and he was attracted to me, not only because of what I looked like, but because of my virtue (carrying others’ dishes).
As I was walking by, the late Princess Diana stood up to help the person who had dropped their dishes, just for appearances sake. She didn’t really want to help, but wanted it to appear to the Prince that she wanted to help.
I couldn’t help the other person with their dishes, so I had to keep going. I went out to the front porch and the Royal Guard was there.
As I was on the ground picking up military strategies, the late Princess had turned into another woman. This woman, whose name I won’t use, represents dishonesty, and manipulation.
She was waiting to speak with me. She was the modern Princess, also a part of the Royal Family.
I knew that she didn’t have virtue, but just wanted to appear to have it. I knew she was dishonest, fake and manipulative.
I have nothing against this Princess, it’s just an objective viewpoint from the gift of discernment.
I knew that the only reason this woman wanted to speak to me was that she sensed the Prince’s attraction to me, so she wanted to be connected to me and there was a sense of jealousy and manipulation coming from her.
Interpretation of the Dream:
This dream actually represents two Churches.
The Vashti (spiritually dead, as represented by the dead princess) disobedient, dishonest, manipulative, having envy, doing things “just for appearances” not having a true heart-for-God Church.
In the dream, (and I am sorry if this offends anyone,) I represented the Esther Church.
The Esther Church is obedient, has virtue, is true, full of the Spirit, and is taking action against the enemy (as represented by picking up the military strategies).
The “picking up military strategies” is representing making moves and taking action against the devil’s agenda by utilizing prayer and evangelism in order to save souls for God’s Kingdom and bring His Will and His Kingdom to Earth (mostly through faith filled prayer.)
In general, God is revealing the two Churches in this hour.
The Esther (true Church) and the Vashti (false/ disobedient “Church”).
Some would say this is representing the Remnant (true) Church and the Harlot (fake) Church.
Currently, they are mixed together, but God sees the hearts, and knows who are worshipping in Spirit and in Truth, and who have hearts on fire for God.
~ Mary Held
Mary Held is a follower of Jesus Christ. She has been gifted with having seen Jesus 4 times, and other day and night visions and encounters, as well as hearing audible Words from God, and receiving prophetic dreams. She is also gifted with very strong faith, is an active intercessor, a mother of three and an author.