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“The Sinking of the Titanic” by Willy Stower, 1912

This is from the blog My Dreams and Visions:

I had a dream where I saw the Titanic sailing upon the waters and ultimately hitting an iceberg. In the dream I knew that the Titanic was representative of the church, specifically the church in America. The captain of the Titanic is said to have ignored 6 or 7 warnings regarding icebergs. Remember that it was rumored to have been said of the Titanic that even God could not sink it. But the Titanic did sink by hitting an iceberg in the sea that God created. The captain did not slow down, change course, or stop despite repeated warnings.

The Titanic was to be the most luxurious cruise ship in the world offering every amenity to those who could afford it.

The Laodicean church is rich, increased with goods, having need of nothing. The captain of the Titanic represents the pastor. Those giving him the warnings of impending doom represent the prophets.

The prophets are the eyes which is why they are also called seers. One ignores their warnings at their own peril and also the peril of those under their care.

The waters of God’s judgment caused Noah’s Ark to float. The waters that flooded the Titanic after hitting the iceberg caused it to sink. The water in both cases represent sin’s judgment.

Pride and stubbornness caused the sinking. Pride in that the ship was thought to be unsinkable even by God and stubbornness that even though God in His mercy sent warning after warning of impending disaster, the warnings were ignored.

I am posting a dream from 4 years ago I believe to be related to the above dream.

I had a dream/vision 10/26/2014 . In this dream/vision I saw a bride walking down what looked to be a dirt path. What was strange is that she was blindfolded so obviously she could not see where she was going. I then saw various people with sight trying to take her by the hand to guide her. However, each time anyone tried to guide her, because in this dream/vision I sensed in my spirit that she was heading down the wrong path, she would lash out at them in anger with a knife.

It’s my belief that the bride in this dream/vision represents the church, the bride of Christ. The people sent to guide her back to the right path that had sight are the prophets. In the dream, even though blind, she refused help and lashed out at anyone who tried.
The scriptures that come to mind are:

Matthew 23:37-39 NKJV

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord !’ ”

I will conclude with a quote by A.W. Tozer:

“Let me go out on a limb a little bit and prophesy. I see the time coming when all the holy men whose eyes have been opened by the Holy Spirit will desert worldly Evangelicalism, one by one. The house will be left desolate and there will not be a man of God, a man in whom the Holy Spirit dwells, left among them.”

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The Sinking of the Titanic

[10 May 2010]

Last night I was in the kitchen watching the film Titanic (1997, directed by James Cameron).  I probably watched the first hour of the film when Susie walked in.  She said that she had seen the film before.  Susie then said something very interesting.  She said that John’s (her husband) grandfather was in England in 1912 and had bought a ticket to America.  He was supposed to leave on the Titanic, but at the last moment, he gave his ticket to someone else.  Wow!  And, of course, that individual probably persished when the Titanic hit the iceberg and sank.  The Lord obviously preserved John’s grandfather for a reason.

John’s grandfather was a French Basque and he eventually made it to America.  He ended up here in the Cedarville, California area.  He was sponsored by a rancher and worked as a sheepherder.  In my hitchhiking travels, I know that there are a lot of people of Basque descent in Nevada and Idaho.

Back to the Titanic film.  There was this scene at the beginning where this wealthy family was getting ready to board the Titanic.  This young man was bragging about the greatness of the Titanic and said that God himself couldn’t sink her.  A few days later, the Titanic was lying on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.  Pride comes before a fall.

God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts.  In God’s economy, some vessels are created for honor and some vessels are created for dishonor.  Example:  Moses was created for honor, but Pharaoh was created for dishonor or destruction; Jacob was created for honor, but Esau was created for dishonor; more recently:  Winston Churchill was created for honor, but Adolf Hitler was created for destruction.  What comes into play in all of this is a balance between God’s sovereign will and man’s will (will man submit to the will of the Father?) or the balance between grace and faith.  We are not saved by grace alone and we are not saved by faith alone:  it is the grace of God and the faith of man working together.   The Lord obviously had plans for John’s grandfather and/or for one of his descendants.

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