God's Refining Fire

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A DREAM

Given to Tom Reinecke

        It was in the early morning hours that I had a visitation from the Lord.  It began with a dream in which I was entering the back door of a house built on a steep mountainside. There were many Christian people there with something spiritual trying to take place, but I am not sure what it was, or why I was even there.  I was being led around by a man and woman whom I believed were the pastor and his wife as I walked from room to room looking around and greeting people.  However, there was a noticeable lack of Christian love and fellowship of the Holy Spirit among the people, and I felt a sense of bewilderment as they seemed to be spiritually dead. 

        In the dream I next found myself standing outside in front of the house with the pastor. I observed that the front yard rose up the steep mountainside  to a road which was about 75 feet further up the mountain.  Then I turned back toward the house to thumb-tack a handwritten notice I'd found in my hand onto the wooden railing on the front porch.

        At that point I was startled to suddenly see bright flashes of white light upon the front of the house somewhat like the quick pulsating light of a welder's torch.  At the same time I heard a frightful grunting noise from the pastor who stood nearby looking uphill toward the road. As I turned around in wonderment, I immediately fell to my knees and lifted my arms in reverential worship, for up on the road was the awesome spectacle of the Glorious  refining fire of God!  Instantly my total being was captivated and consumed in worship to this splendorous presence of the Living God! 

        At once, this stately Train of Fire began proceeding majestically with supernatural precision from left to right on the narrow road. The flames in the front part, about a fifth of its 25 foot length, were sovereignly leaping upward some 15 feet high.  They were waving in an undulating fashion in leading this glorious procession of the consuming Fire of God.  The remainder of the Train consisted of Fire from hundreds of bright white cylinders about three inches in diameter and five feet high.  These flame-shooting pipes were set in precise rows from side to side and front to rear in an unfathomable display of God's perfect unity.  Six feet high flames were shooting straight up from these awe-inspiring vessels of God's Fire

        The Train had a symmetrical unity and covered the road from side to side. While its overall color was bluish-orange, it looked transparent in the front where it rose up so majestically. I watched in awe as it paraded along with a quick cadenced like military perfection, appearing like a Grand and Glorious Train of God's Presence, in the form of His Holy Fire.   

        Then I saw more of the very same fire on a distant secondary road on the mountain.  This Fire was heading to merge together with the Fire I saw on the front road.  Both Fires were forging ahead in such grandeur, I knew without question that this was the awesome, refining Fire of the Almighty God! No earthly fire could ever display such perfectly defined and complete majesty!

        In the dream I then saw two 50's era sedan autos on the road speeding away from the fire, one behind the other. They were wildly fleeing as the Fire was about to overtake and engulf them like a giant ocean wave.  It seemed that the cars were filled with people who were terrorized by the Fire. As I watched, the first car ran off the road at high speed down the mountainside heading for destruction into some large trees. The other raced recklessly straight ahead to an impending doom.  I sensed a terrible terror and frenzy in the cars as they were desperately trying to escape. 

        The Fire, from which I felt no heat, was confined to the roads in this very short dream which then ended suddenly.  In that my full attention was affixed to the glorious grandeur of the refining Fire and the fleeing autos, I have no further recollection of the pastor with whom I was standing.

 

  THE MESSAGE

        I awoke and pondered this wondrous dream the Holy Spirit had given.  It was 2:59AM as I sat up on the side of my bed lifting my hands in worship.  At this time I had a greater reverential fear of God than I'd ever known and instinctively I proclaimed the name of Jesus, the Blood, and the Holiness of God.  I thought that Jesus or an angel was going to appear and I felt so small, so puny in the fear of the Lord, in comparison to His greatness and vastness.

         I soon began to praise and worship Him with His Word as recorded in the Psalms.  I felt a sense of sorrow for those who don't know the Word of God, because I felt they may be very limited or unable to worship fully when they stand before His presence. Yet there seemed to be a muddling of my thoughts and I experienced some difficulty in trying to speak.  Nevertheless, as the time went on, I began to feel a bit of comforting compatibility with my Creator, and I began to sense the goodness and mercy of the Father's heart toward me. 

          Then I felt the impression, Write, write, write. So I picked up my flashlight, pencil, and writing pad and prostrated myself in reverence before the Lord. It was with unprecedented anticipation that I began to write the following words that were impressed upon me.  They came just a few at a time and took almost an hour for me to receive and record.  I asked God to allow me to record only what He had said.  Accordingly, I am comfortable and compelled to share this as a word from the Lord!

             The Day of My return is near.  Therefore I want you to proclaim that I am God and beside Me there is no other.  That in Me is life and in Me alone.  I came that they might have life and have it more abundantly and I am coming again.  Be aware (or beware) lest I come and smite you with a curse.  (I spontaneously and incredulously interjected, ‘Me Lord’?)  No.  You are My servant and all may be My servant but the choice is theirs. 

                “In the beginning, My plan was to redeem all mankind from the grip of the enemy, and it is still My heart's desire that it would be so.  But tell My people that only those who have faith in My Name will I draw unto Myself.  The rest will I smite with a curse.  I Am the God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob and from within Me came My Son Jesus.  I Am the God of Jesus — I Am Jesus!  

                     In Me there is fullness of life (write, In Me there is fullness of life) and apart from Me is fullness of death.  Tell My people, tell all people that My heart's desire is that they come to Me.  I will in no wise cast them out as they come to Me — I mean — come to Me with all their heart, not just a piece of it.  Unless they give Me their heart to refashion, even as a potter refashions the clay.  Tell everyone that I will water the clay of their heart that I may refashion it unto the fashion of My heart.  It is only those who surrender, who allow Me.    “I am finished, I am finished, I am finished.” 

           With the visitation now over, I slowly got up from the floor and returned to my bed, astonished but very much humbled. It was about 4:20 A.M.  I soon awoke at 8:00 A.M. with a trembling and shaking in my entire body which remained throughout most of the next day. Tears were flowing as I shared this visitation with my wife.

THE INTERPRETATION      

            The interpretation of the dream began to come the next day.  I knew that the Fire was the refining fire of Jesus Christ, but now I had a greater understanding that It is at work in the Church today, in preparation for His soon return:  “But who may abide the day of His coming?  And who shall stand when He appeareth? For He is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: and He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness” (Mal. 3:2-3).

            In that in the dream I saw a measure of the Glory of the Lord in the Fire, I rejoiced to find my experience similar to one that occurred in real life to the children of Israel as told in Exodus 24:17 "The sight of the glory of the Lord was like a consuming Fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel."  This Scripture exactly describes what I saw and felt in the dream.

            The transparency in the higher reaches of the fire pictured the total pureness of God to the end that His people become transparent also (pure), like Him: “But as he which has called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy" (1 Peter 1:15). 

            The road was the highway for God's people: “A highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it but it shall be for the redeemed” (Isaiah 35:8 AMP). The secondary road with the fire signified there was no way of detouring around God's fire on the Highway of Holiness. If one is going to stay on it, they will go through the fire!

            The house on the mountainside represented the church whose members were not taking part in the cleansing power of the Blood of Jesus.  Neither was the Holy Spirit at work creating new wineskins in the people for present truth ministry, leaving them empty and cold. The handwritten notice I was posting on the front of the house was a (condemnation notice) about the church meetings taking place there. This signified that the house was unsafe for spiritual habitation, much like an unsafe deteriorating house in the natural would be posted because of the danger of its collapse.

              I prayed for understanding of the 50's automobiles and felt that they represented churches which were on the Highway of Holiness but clinging to traditions of the past. Why were they wildly fleeing God's fire in terror, one racing off the road into disaster, and the other headed for a similar fate?  I felt the Lord was showing that many of His people were clinging to traditions of the past and succumbing to the enemy's fear of serving Him in Holiness and newness of purpose.  Therefore they were losing their soundness of mind and self control in this matter: “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love and of a sound mind” (2Tim. 1:7). As a result, they were trying to escape the Baptism of Fire which Jesus came to give (Luke 3:16), and disallowing His will for their lives. The Lord was showing that this can lead to a falling away from His Way into wreckage of His plans and purposes for their lives and destiny.

              If you are having struggles with any or all of the concerns the Lord has raised in this dream and message please receive our prayer now: Lord Jesus, I hereby pray for this one and all who may be in the same position as those in the mountainside house and/or fleeing cars that I saw in the dream, or any other issues addressed in Your message.  Pour out Your Spirit upon them I pray so that they may "taste and see that the Lord is good" (Psalm 34:8), and experience "Your mercy which endures forever" (Psalm 106:1).  Let revival begin Lord, let revival begin 

 A Prayer to Become God's Servant

    Lord Jesus, I believe that You are the Son of the Living God and that by reason of Your suffering, death and resurrection You are the giver of eternal life.  I believe that you died for my sins and you are coming again soon, and I pray that You draw me unto Yourself.  I come to You with my whole heart and ask that You water it and refashion it into a heart like Your own, and cause me to be Your servant.  I renounce all fear of going through Your refining Fire and ask that You purify my heart even as yours is pure.  Deal with me according to Your Word in Psalms 33:13-15: "The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men.  From the place of His dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the earth; he fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works."             

 

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