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"The Anti-Gospel" Dream

Linda Dion
March 24,  2024

Approximately 4 years after the "Anti-Church" dream, I received another dream on December 17, 2022, during the Advent season, concerning something that would happen in the Church.  As usual with some of these dreams, I understand what the Lord is saying because the interpretation is somewhat obvious but it's the application that can be unclear.  Since I'm still new at this, I don't always follow through on praying into the dream and asking the Lord very definite questions about its unfolding in "real time" and what He wants me to do about it all.  I fail quite regularly in that department but I post it now in the hopes that it may move some of you to pray into it yourselves.

All I can remember of the dream is Marcel and I being in a house that was unknown to us.  It looked very much like a rectory but it also had a feel of the house I grew up in as a teenager. We were exiting one room that seemed to be a kitchen, to make our way into a hallway.  Ahead of us were two men who may have been priests.  They were walking down a short hall to get to a staircase going up.

It seems that they were about to publish a kind of book or booklet on the gospel and they were very keen and eager about it.  As they were climbing the stairs, I was vehemently telling them that they couldn't do that because everything they had written was wrong.  I was telling them that their writings weren't anywhere near the truth and the reality of the gospel and was urging them to let go of their plan.  My language was actually a little more forceful than that; I actually said that their writings were full of c....! Their gospel was not the true gospel at all!

As you can see, the message of the dream is simple;  there are two "men of God" who are very eager to publish a document for the Church but this document is definitely not the Gospel, no matter who writes it or what title they give it!  It's as simple as that.  However, there is some symbolism that I would like to highlight and that gives greater insight into the reasons why God chose all the particular elements in this warning dream:

The rectory = The Lord was setting the context for the dream; it had to do with the Church and with spiritual matters.  The fact that it looked a bit like my house growing up could simply mean that it was about "my Father's house".  I didn't put this in the dream above but I remember that it was an old rectory, in great need of "revitalization".

The kitchen = It is the place where spiritual food is prepared.  Perhaps the Lord was saying that Marcel and I are fulfilling our mission doing just that; trying to prepare food - in our Father's House - that is good and nourishing.

The hallway = Hallways are places of transition and all 4 of us - Marcel and I and the 2 priests - were moving through the hallway.  These priests were transitioning into the fulfilling of their agenda and Marcel and I were trying to talk them out of it so that they wouldn't lead people astray. 

The staircase = The priests were eagerly wanting to go to the second floor of the house to publish their book.  The main floor is where we usually do our "everyday living" so in a dream, it would represent our natural daily life.  A second floor though will often symbolize the spiritual aspect of our lives, so the priests were doing something (going up the stairs) that would affect the spiritual life of the people.  

                     = Stairs can also symbolize "greater influence and fame" so the Lord was saying that the priests and their document would gain favour and influence within the Church.  As an aside, the number 2 can symbolize "witness" so the fact that there were two priests meant that these two priests would "testify" to this brand, new erroneous teaching that they wanted to disseminate.

The book/booklet = Books represent knowledge and learning, but even though their pamphlet was about the Gospel, the Lord was very clear in saying that it truly wasn't anywhere near the true message of His Gospel.  I remember pleading with these men not to release it and impart bad "spiritual food".  But they wouldn't listen!  They were so wrapped up in their novel and revolutionary ideas and were very proud about it!  They just couldn't wait to publish it. 

Material has been printed and will continue to be printed, that is contrary to the Deposit of Faith and to the teachings of Christ.  The sad thing is that some priests are buying into this "new gospel" and are now using the written word to disseminate a humanistic message that is twisted, erroneous and therefore stripped of its heavenly power.  Their material might look like the "real thing" but the Lord is clearly saying that it definitely isn't, and that we should do all that we can to resist this false teaching and come against it.  

 

Through this dream, the Lord was revealing the demonic strategy that is gaining ascendency within the Church in order to seduce souls away from the true Good News of the Kingdom of God, which is rooted in the True Word: our Lord Jesus Christ.  May our own words then, be anointed to cut through this veil of deception and confusion that is enveloping the world and the Church, and may the Lord keep our souls secure in Him so that we ourselves may not be led astray into a secular and humanistic worldview. 

I recently found the following passage online.  Aired on German Radio 55 years ago, it is uncanny how accurately prophetic it was in describing the Church of today.  It's a bit long, but it's worth the read, because it is also encouraging. 

Father Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) in a 1969 broadcast on German Radio:

The future of the Church can and will issue from those whose roots are deep and who live from the pure fullness of their faith. It will not issue from those who accommodate themselves merely to the passing moment or from those who merely criticize others and assume that they themselves are infallible measuring rods; nor will it issue from those who take the easier road, who sidestep the passion of faith, declaring false and obsolete, tyrannous and legalistic, all that makes demands upon men, that hurts them and compels them to sacrifice themselves. To put this more positively: The future of the Church, once again as always, will be reshaped by saints, by men, that is, whose minds probe deeper than the slogans of the day, who see more than others see, because their lives embrace a wider reality. Unselfishness, which makes men free, is attained only through the patience of small daily acts of self-denial. By this daily passion, which alone reveals to a man in how many ways he is enslaved by his own ego, by this daily passion and by it alone, a man’s eyes are slowly opened. He sees only to the extent that he has lived and suffered. If today we are scarcely able any longer to become aware of God, that is because we find it so easy to evade ourselves, to flee from the depths of our being by means of the narcotic of some pleasure or other. Thus our own interior depths remain closed to us. If it is true that a man can see only with his heart, then how blind we are!

“How does all this affect the problem we are examining? It means that the big talk of those who prophesy a Church without God and without faith is all empty chatter. We have no need of a Church that celebrates the cult of action in political prayers. It is utterly superfluous. Therefore, it will destroy itself. What will remain is the Church of Jesus Christ, the Church that believes in the God who has become man and promises us life beyond death. The kind of priest who is no more than a social worker can be replaced by the psychotherapist and other specialists; but the priest who is no specialist, who does not stand on the [sidelines], watching the game, giving official advice, but in the name of God places himself at the disposal of man, who is beside them in their sorrows, in their joys, in their hope and in their fear, such a priest will certainly be needed in the future.

“Let us go a step farther. From the crisis of today the Church of tomorrow will emergea Church that has lost much. She will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning. She will no longer be able to inhabit many of the edifices she built in prosperity. As the number of her adherents diminishes, so it will lose many of her social privileges. In contrast to an earlier age, it will be seen much more as a voluntary society, entered only by free decision. As a small society, it will make much bigger demands on the initiative of her individual members. Undoubtedly it will discover new forms of ministry and will ordain to the priesthood approved Christians who pursue some profession. In many smaller congregations or in self-contained social groups, pastoral care will normally be provided in this fashion. Along-side this, the full-time ministry of the priesthood will be indispensable as formerly. But in all of the changes at which one might guess, the Church will find her essence afresh and with full conviction in that which was always at her center: faith in the triune God, in Jesus Christ, the Son of God made man, in the presence of the Spirit until the end of the world. In faith and prayer she will again recognize the sacraments as the worship of God and not as a subject for liturgical scholarship.

The Church will be a more spiritual Church, not presuming upon a political mandate, flirting as little with the Left as with the Right. It will be hard going for the Church, for the process of crystallization and clarification will cost her much valuable energy. It will make her poor and cause her to become the Church of the meek. The process will be all the more arduous, for sectarian narrow-mindedness as well as pompous self-will will have to be shed. One may predict that all of this will take time. The process will be long and wearisome as was the road from the false progressivism on the eve of the French Revolution — when a bishop might be thought smart if he made fun of dogmas and even insinuated that the existence of God was by no means certain — to the renewal of the nineteenth century. But when the trial of this sifting is past, a great power will flow from a more spiritualized and simplified Church. Men in a totally planned world will find themselves unspeakably lonely. If they have completely lost sight of God, they will feel the whole horror of their poverty. Then they will discover the little flock of believers as something wholly new. They will discover it as a hope that is meant for them, an answer for which they have always been searching in secret.

And so it seems certain to me that the Church is facing very hard times. The real crisis has scarcely begun. We will have to count on terrific upheavals. But I am equally certain about what will remain at the end: not the Church of the political cult, which is dead already, but the Church of faith. It may well no longer be the dominant social power to the extent that she was until recently; but it will enjoy a fresh blossoming and be seen as man’s home, where he will find life and hope beyond death.

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