A Dream of White Light: The Coming Correction to the Churches

by Greg Turner

A few days ago, the Lord gave me a dream. In the dream I found myself looking at a beautiful white light. When I looked closer, I noticed it was made up of many tiny dots of white light. They were moving all around and also spreading. The dots kept multiplying and spreading in all directions. After some time, I noticed the edges of the white lights were becoming corrupted into reds, purples, blues, yellows and many other colors. I panicked and said out loud in the dream, “How can I fix it?” I heard a voice respond saying there were only two ways: 1) the colored lights need to repent or 2) I will destroy them. Suddenly I became aware that I had been looking at the earth and the original white light was Jesus and the first century church. As time went by the original pure truth was corrupted into the churches we have today.

How do we fix it? God gave us His plan and we see the way in Scripture. Consider these verses quoting Jesus: “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands. Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.”  (Matt. 17:11-13). Elijah restoring all things (coming again) was prophetically speaking about our time and John the Baptist demonstrated what the spirit of Elijah looks like. Understand that God will be with us if we are willing to follow His commands in Scripture. Not only is Elijah coming but he is here already in the form of individuals in many churches. The spirit of Elijah is working feverishly to “go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” (Luke 1:17). In the Old Testament, Malachi prophesied: “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” (Mal. 4:5-6).

The spirit of Elijah is turning people back to the Word of God – the Bible. Unfortunately, most people just simply follow doctrines created by man within their different denominations. I have witnessed it myself. The past few months the Lord has sent me to Presbyterian, Baptist, Lutheran, Church of Christ, Seventh Day Adventist, non-denominational and many other churches. Most churches have idols and images of God inside and outside their building. Some carry various poles, crosses, books and/or other items during services, and several denominations have their priests, pastors or whatever wearing idolatrous vestments or jewelry when they preach. Some churches even sacrilegiously misuse rainbow symbols – knowing that the rainbow is God’s sacred covenant sign – to affirm homosexuality (which is a sin). Of course, repentant sinners are always welcome in church, which is true for every Christian, but rubberstamping and approving sin is a huge problem that God will certainly deal with. We must call sin what it is, both collectively and individually, and truly repent of our sins – not embrace and celebrate them.

Exodus 20:4 makes it clear that we are not to make images of anything earthly or heavenly and revere them. Also notice how these verses tie together the problem of mixing communion with idolatry: “Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread. Observe Israel after the flesh: Are not those who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything? Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons. Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?” (1 Cor. 10:14-22). How can different denominations justify having idols and idolatrous images in the same service with the reverent act of taking communion? This behavior is corrupt, and God will deal with it. People must return to the Word of God – the Bread of Life, the true Manna from heaven (John 6:32-33, 48-51).

What can be done? The story of Elijah shows us a starting point: “Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, ‘Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.’ So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, ‘Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.’ And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, ‘Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.’ So she said, ‘As the LORD your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.’ And Elijah said to her, ‘Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. For thus says the LORD God of Israel: “The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the LORD sends rain on the earth.’” So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke by Elijah.” (1 Kings 17:8-16).

Zarephath is outside of Israel. This demonstrates that the Spirit of the Lord is first going to those outside of Israel which represents the churches of today. The Spirit of the Lord is represented here by the oil. The flour mixed with that oil makes bread which represents the Word of God. This oil (Holy Spirit) and bread (the Word of God) will be given to the “humble and teachable gentiles” who are willing to hear and obey God before the fullness of the rains come. God goes outside the church systems of today because many “outsiders “are teachable and seeking God, while those “in Israel” (people sitting in the churches) won’t listen or receive the Lord’s prophets. This widow (again, those outside Israel – outside the church system) believed Elijah and fed him despite her lack of provisions. Later, this widow’s son died. He is a prophetic type of Jesus. People are so far from God that they worship and obey many things other than the true Word of God. Elijah is used by God to restore “the son” back to life for the widow outside of Israel who figuratively represents small groups and individuals who are coming to Jesus outside the church system (outside the institutional churches).

This same thing happened in the New Testament. John the Baptist, being a type of Elijah, came preparing the way for Jesus the Christ – the Anointed One – to come. After Jesus was taken away, those who were taught outside the churches (the Temple system) by Jesus, His disciples, would reveal God to the world and restore the people of God (Israel) to Him when “the rains came” on Pentecost – the Holy Spirit was poured out (see Acts 2:1-41). I will talk more about these “rains” later. But first there must come a confrontation – a confrontation between the Elijahs of God and the church system (the institutional church). We see that spelled out in Scripture. God sends Elijah to the leader(s) of Israel: “And it came to pass after many days that the word of the LORD came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, ‘Go, present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the earth.’” (1 Kings 18:1). “Then it happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, ‘Is that you, O troubler of Israel?’ And he answered, ‘I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father’s house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and have followed the Baals. Now therefore, send and gather all Israel to me on Mount Carmel, the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.’” (1 Kings 18:18-20).

Why are God’s servants seemingly always causing trouble? It is because they bring the truth of God instead of telling people what they want to hear! As to the word Baal, it means lord and/or husband. During Elijah’s day, Israel had taken up another husband in place of God. Similarly, the churches today have taken up other husbands besides Jesus. They have their own priests and worship systems that are not biblical. The Asherah can mean many things but generally refers to the ancient fertility goddess of the pagan world. We see worship of her unknowingly continued in today’s churches during celebrations of Easter and Christmas, with symbols such as bunny rabbits, easter eggs, phallic symbols, steeples, and evergreen trees. Does it really honor God to associate pagan gods and symbols with Jesus Christ? Scripture says: “And Elijah came to all the people, and said, ‘How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.’ But the people answered him not a word.”  (1 Kings 18:21). They didn’t even know who the true God was and therefore remained silent! Friends, if you believe in Jesus Christ then follow the Word of God completely. If not, celebrate as a pagan and leave Jesus out of it. You can’t have both. Jezebel was Ahab’s queen. She was responsible for much false teaching and poisonous religion in Israel. Those who were seduced by her “ate at her table” (I Kings 18:19). The table has all the food – that is, what we partake of. In this case, food represents false doctrines which are spread out before the people to consume – partake of (believe). And we are explicitly warned that as the people of God we “cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons [false gods]” (I Cor. 10:21)! This is clearly stated in Revelation by Jesus: “Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.” (Rev. 2:20). 

Notice that sexual immorality is coupled with eating things sacrificed to idols. This pertains to believers throughout church history and including today who put doctrines of man ahead of God’s word. Paul explained that demons are behind every idol and to eat of things sacrificed to idols means to partake of doctrines of demons. For example, demons work to convince people that “once saved always saved” is truth. It’s not. That false doctrine and teaching was brought into Christianity by John Calvin, and even earlier by Augustine of Hippo. Yet, the Word of God clearly states: “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.” (Hebrews 6:4-6).

Simple enough, yet volumes have been written about this arguing various angles. Obviously, no one knows the mind of God and can’t know whether someone has been saved or not. Only God knows that. But false doctrines, regardless of how comforting they are, lead down a dangerous path, and can even lead to hell (see Matt. 23:13-15). Christians are never promised easy, quite the contrary in fact. Another misguided doctrine of man is “you don’t need to do any works”.  While it’s true that no one receives salvation except by grace, it doesn’t mean you don’t need works. The Book of James says it clearly: “What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,’ but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, ‘You have faith, and I have works.’ Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe – and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.’ And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.” (James 2:14-24).

There are countless other verses to demonstrate the necessity of works. Read the entire chapter of Matthew 25. Here are just a few examples: “Cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matt. 25:30). “Then shall He say also to those on the left hand, ‘Go you from Me, you cursed, into the age-lasting fire, that has been prepared for the devil and his messengers.” (Matt. 25:41). “And these shall go away to age-lasting punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” (Matt. 25:46). If demons had their way, no one in the churches would act to prevent false doctrines from proliferating, thus killing the work of God on earth. But servants of Christ are bought and paid for by the blood of Christ and are therefore bondservants. A servant “works” for their master. The demons have deceived many with the doctrines of Jezebel, but there are always those dedicated to God who strive do His work here on earth. Repent and obey His Word. You too can be a servant of God.

Look at the culmination of Elijah’s day of confrontation with the church leaders mentioned earlier: “Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, ‘The LORD, He is God! The LORD, He is God!’ And Elijah said to them, ‘Seize the prophets of Baal! Do not let one of them escape!’ So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the Brook Kishon and executed them there.” (1 Kings 18:38-40). The people of Israel did not even know God well enough to understand which side to root for. But in the end God revealed Himself, and then they knew. As the rains were preparing to come, Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” (1 Kings 18:41).

These same events played out in the New Testament between John the Baptist and the Pharisees who were not able to refute him. Elijah prepared the way for Israel to know God, and John the Baptist did the same for Jesus. The rains represent an outpouring of God’s Spirit on man, starting with Jesus so He could fulfill Passover being the actual Passover Lamb, but then passing on to everyone else. We see this in the Book of Acts, chapter 2: “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:1-4). Then Peter went on to quote Joel 2:28-32 regarding God pouring out His Spirit upon mankind. But further up in Joel we see these words: “Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field; for the open pastures are springing up, and the tree bears its fruit. The fig tree and the vine yield their strength. Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God; for He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you – the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.” (Joel 2:22-24).

We see two rains here creating and causing much wheat (God’s people), new wine (truth, communion, and joy), and oil (Holy Spirit). As the prophet Hosea said: “Come, and let us return to the LORD; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight. Let us know, let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth.” (Hosea 6:1-3). The Lord is coming to us like rain in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Notice “after two days” (after 2000 years – see II Pet. 3:8), in the third day (in the third millennia – which we are currently in), God says that He will revive us. That is, He will put His Spirit back into His Body – the Church! In reference to these things, Zechariah adds: “Ask the LORD for rain in the time of the latter rain. The LORD will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain – grass in the field for everyone.” (Zech. 10:1). The rains bring grass to the field which is the knowledge of God – for everyone! Flashing clouds are lightning. In Matthew, we see: “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” (Matt. 24:23-27). Jesus is not bodily appearing in all these places! As we saw in Hosea and Zechariah, Jesus is not initially coming to us Himself in bodily form, but rather in the form of His Holy Spirit in these rains. As it is written: Jesus is “a life-giving Spirit” (I Cor. 15:45).

This worldwide outpouring of the Holy Spirit and final true witness of the gospel will be seen and felt by the whole world. As it is written: “In the last days, says God, I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh, and all flesh will see the salvation [the saving power] of God.” (Acts 2:17; Luke 3:6). And again, “This gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (Matt. 24:14). Once the final rains are poured out and the results of this outpouring are seen by the whole world (“lightning is seen across the whole sky from east to west”) then shall come great tribulation. Those in the world who did not receive and love the truth when they heard it (when they came in contact with it through this worldwide outpouring and witness) will then give themselves over to a lie – to a great delusion (see II Thes. 2:9-12) – which will usher in a time of great tribulation over the whole world. For “immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” (Matt. 24-29-31). The sun and the glory of the gospel is Jesus (see Mal. 4:2), the moon is the Church (see Rev. 12:1-6) and the stars are the leaders typically sent by God as apostles and prophets (Rev. 12:1). Then Jesus will be seen by the whole world coming on the clouds with the blowing of the seventh trumpet (Rev. 11:15; I Thess. 4:16; I Cor. 15:51). But before the seventh trumpet is blown and all in Christ are resurrected, six ominous seals will be opened first, and six trumpets will sound beforehand unleashing various plagues and punishments upon the earth. There is much to unpack with the trumpets and seals that won’t be addressed here.

So where are we now? It starts with the churches in need of correction. Jesus will do that and is already doing it. His plan is simple and based upon principles seen with Elijah. There will be no denominations left when the Lord is done. Just one pure Body. It starts with Elijah and ends with the blowing of the seventh trumpet for the people of God. All of these things will complete the Day of Pentecost which began in the first century in the Book of Acts chapter 2 regarding the first outpouring of the rains. There is a second outpouring coming soon. God is with us, and He has a plan to fix everything!


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