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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 13:44:30 -0700
NOTE:  The below dream and its interpretation have caused an
enormous amount of controversy and reaction since they were
first published several days ago. -Definitely well worth reading and
praying over. To see the full article and the comments that
followed, please see the link at the end.

-by Josef Urban.

It is with utmost brokenness and urgency that I write to you this
day. I do not particularly desire to write such a thing, but I believe
this truth needs to be known. To some of you this is nothing new,
just a re-statement of what you already know. To others, this may
be eye opening or revolutionary to your current beliefs and views.
Still yet to others, this may be offensive. Please permit me to lay
my case and consider what I’m saying with openness,
discernment, prayer and sensitivity to what the Spirit is saying.

I recently had a dream. In this dream, I decided to go back and
visit the church that I used to go to when I gave my life to the Lord.
This is a Pentecostal church that believes in the gifts of the Spirit
and has some fiery preaching, but it’s dead and apostate and
totally neglects the essential doctrines of scriptural holiness,
without which no one will see the Lord, and stewardship (not
laying up treasures upon earth and bewaring of covetousness),
among other things. The people are living in sin and compromise,
and the pastors are too. It is by the mercy of God that He led me
to the truth and led me out, and praise be to His name for it! But,
sadly as with almost every other church in this nation, there are
many people still there who are “Hallelujah-ing” their way straight to Hell.

In this dream, I decided to go back to this church. I now had lots
of ministry and preaching experience, and an anointing from the
Holy Ghost, and for some reason, I thought they would welcome
me back and be happy to see me and at least hear what I had to
say. I had the notion that I was going to preach the service and
that the pastor was having me as a guest speaker or visiting
evangelist. So I went on Sunday morning, and soon discovered
that there was no way now that he was going to let me preach. I
was planning on preaching on holiness and he wasn’t having any
part of it. So now I wasn’t preaching, but my heart was still
burdened for all the people.

Seeing I had no further business in the sanctuary, and that the
service had not yet started, I walked out of the sanctuary and into
the fellowship hall where all the people were sitting before service.
They were all sitting at big round tables and talking with one
another when I walked in, laughing, talking, and “fellowshipping”
with one another. I soon noticed that they had just finished
partaking of communion and still had the remnants of bread and
empty glasses of wine on their tables. Immediately, I felt
compelled to at least try to reach them with the truth.

So in the middle of the fellowship hall, in the midst of probably
about 100 or more people from my old church, with a few new
faces, I started preaching in a very calm manner. I remember
exactly what I preached on: holiness. I even remember the
scriptures I preached on. I quoted and clearly expounded on
Hebrews 10:26-27, Hebrews 12:14, 1 John 3:5-9, and some others
in the most simple and straightforward manner, exhorting the
people before me to examine themselves in light of the Word and
see that they weren’t truly saved because they were living in sin
and compromise. With utmost sincerity, and in a calm yet urgent
tone of voice, I desperately pleaded with them to not be deceived. I
told them they have believed a lie and were living in false
assurance, quoting and expounding upon clear scripture to prove it
and urging them to repent.

Soon, a heavy weight of conviction came down. Every face was
affected, some had “conviction” written all over their faces so to
speak, and others couldn’t bear to look at me and had their heads
down in shame. I thought they were going to start screaming in
agony of soul, or falling out of their seats, or wailing at the top of
their lungs. The Holy Spirit was obviously bearing witness to my
words in a tremendous way and prevailing in power within their
hearts, and I thought a genuine revival was going to break out
within seconds.

Seeing the conviction so heavy and the people’s hearts right at the
breaking point, and having proved to them with clear scripture that
they did not truly know Christ because they were living in willful
and unrepentant sin, I was almost sure the whole place would
soon be on their knees or faces crying out to God for mercy, like I
said. The weight of conviction was so thick you could tangibly feel
it. I continued preaching, and now drove the point straight home.I
called out the fact that they had just taken communion and were
completely unworthy and that this was sin on top of sin – not only
are they living in sin, but they have the audacity to eat the Lord’s
body and drink His blood in such a state as if they were holy. I
told them this was the gravest of sins and they were eating and
drinking damnation to themselves and provoking the wrath of God.
The conviction was very heavy and this sent it off the charts. I was
sure that a revival was breaking out now as the whole place
seemed to freeze with the sense of great guilt and personal
awareness of sin.

But then, to my absolute amazement, the people did not start
weeping and wailing for their transgressions and terrible delusions.
To the contrary, they immediately hardened their hearts after
being so obviously convinced and convicted. One of them suddenly
burst out into some kind of sick and twisted laughter. Then they
all began laughing. They mocked me and laughed at me. I loved
these people and thought they were my friends, but now they
were laughing and mocking at me, and everything I had to say.
Not only did they reject the truth and want nothing to do with it,
but they mocked me as a fool for trying to bring it to them.

That was it. That was the dream. When I woke up, suddenly it hit
me like a ton of bricks: It is not that these people don’t know the
truth and need someone to tell them so they can be aware and
repent, but the fact is, they don’t want to know the truth. Even
though they don’t know the truth, they still don’t want to because
they love their lies, false assurances, and false doctrines that
justify their compromised lifestyles and are deceived by their own
lies and self-justifications on top of the delusion that God handed
them over to. They are in love with mammon and are playing the
harlot with the things of this world, “lovers of pleasure more than
lovers of God”.

The dream is self-explanatory. But please permit me to speak my
heart. The churches in America for the most part are totally
apostate. I have realized that there is no hope for them as a whole...
Revival can’t happen to apostate people who are handed over to
strong delusion. Backsliders: yes! Apostates: no! Their consciences
are seared as with a hot iron.

Many are saying, “Judgment is coming! Judgment will soon come!”
but I say, “Are you blind”? The judgment of God upon America is
not yet to come - it is already here! While physical judgment may
tarry yet a little longer, the fact is that spiritual judgment, which is
the most terrible and damnable form of judgment there is, is
already here in full force.

Physical judgment is an act of mercy because, depending on the
scope and devastation of it, it will either wake some people up to
repent, or it will destroy them all before they store up more wrath
against the day of Judgment when the punishment will be greater
eternally. But spiritual judgment doesn’t prevent greater eternal
wrath; instead, it only increases it! Spiritual judgment doesn’t
wake anybody up – it only sends strong delusion to keep them
all asleep while the weight of God’s wrath accumulates from above
until the weight of it becomes so great that it bursts forth with the
fury and ferocity of a fire that burns so hot that it can never be quenched!

O dear remnant of God, get your eyes off the physical, and put
them on the spiritual, “for the things which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not seen are eternal”. I believe we in
America are in the midst of the most terrible and greatest spiritual
judgment that the world has ever known this side of the Cross. We
are in the midst of the great “falling away” (Gr. “apostasia”,
apostasy) that was spoken of by the Apostle Paul (2 Thessalonians
2:3). These are the last days of which many explicit warnings were
given by Christ and His Apostles against being deceived. And the
great masses have ignored the sure word of prophecy.

“…because they received not the love of the truth, that they might
be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who
believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2
Thessalonians 2:10-12). The great masses do not love the truth;
they hate it! For this reason, God Himself has sent them strong
delusion. They now believe a lie and will be damned because of it.
Do you realize what this is saying? “God shall send them strong
delusion”. God sent it! You cannot preach the truth and wake
people up if God is the one who has sent the delusion to put them
to sleep.

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers,
having itching ears” (2 Timothy 4:3). Just as in my dream, I
thought maybe the pastor was the one preventing them from
hearing the truth, but I soon realized afterwards that they
themselves do not love the truth, and they are the ones who have
heaped that pastor/preacher unto themselves to tickle their own
itching ears. They do not endure sound doctrine; they rather speak
against it! They laugh and mock the true Gospel. “For the time will
come”, said the Apostle Paul. That time is now here! We are living
in the midst of it! They do not want to hear the truth. Just as they
said to Isaiah the prophet:

“They tell the seers, ‘Stop seeing visions!’ They tell the prophets,
‘Don’t tell us what is right. Tell us nice things. Tell us lies. Forget
all this gloom. Get off your narrow path. Stop telling us about your
‘Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 30:10-11 NLT). They do not want to
hear of holiness, righteousness and justice. They do not want to
hear of a narrow path that only few find. They do not want to hear
the truth that cuts and pierces to the heart. And the result is that
God has sent strong delusion, closed their eyes and their hearts,
and has given them a spirit of slumber. “They have not known nor
understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and
their hearts, that they cannot understand” (Isaiah 44:18). “And in
them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye
shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and
shall not perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, and
their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest
at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their
ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be
converted, and I should heal them” (Matthew 13:14-15, Acts
28:27). “According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit
of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they
should not hear; unto this day” (Romans 11:8).

I have stated all of this to say this: revival will not and cannot
happen within the apostate church system....  The only revival the
apostate church in America is going to get is a counterfeit revival
with counterfeit signs and wonders! Go see your gold dust, angel
feathers, and diamonds that fall from the ceiling! Go yield
yourselves to your animal demons! Go writhe like snakes! Go get
hands laid on you and knocked over by that preacher who’s
addicted to Internet pornography! This is your revival, apostate
Babylon! And yet you all remain in sin, wickedness, and
compromise such as never before. The earth itself is groaning in
pain under the weight of your transgressions.

Babylon (America and its apostate religious system) has corrupted
the whole earth with the wine of her fornication and has become
the habitation of devils! Physical judgment would indeed be an act
of mercy. The spiritual judgment is already here and it’s fallen onto
the apostate system and most of those who are in it, and like I
said, this is the most severe and worst kind of judgment there is!

And now a word to the remnant:

“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith
the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty” (2 Corinthians 6:17-18).
“Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins,
and that ye receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4). Separate
yourselves from the system. Stop wasting your time trying to
convince those whom God has sent strong delusion to and go to
those who will listen! There is coming a time when we must wipe
the dust from our feet and go to those who are dying in their sins
and willing to hear what we have to say.

And before all the “out of church” crowd gives a hearty “amen” to
what I’m saying and thinks they have everything right, let me state
that it’s not enough just to separate yourself and point out all the
faults of the apostate system. You must also stand up and do
what is right in the love of Christ. You want to bash the false
gospel, so when’s the last time you preached the true Gospel?
You want to condemn others for not helping the poor as Jesus
commanded, so when’s the last time you showed the love of
Christ to the poor? You want to bash others for being pew sitters
and not doing anything, so when’s the last time you demonstrated
with your actions to the lost world around you what you claim to
believe? When’s the last time you reached out to the lost in your
community and sought to lead them into the knowledge of the truth?

To all of those who are spending all their time trying to reach their
dead churches with the true Gospel, I hope to stir you up by
putting you in remembrance of Judgment Day. You will have to
give an account to God of why you have wasted all your time
casting pearls before the swine of Babylon when there were
masses around the world who were in need and crying out with a
Macedonian call to “Come help us”, waiting for someone to take
the truth to them. The ones invited to the marriage feast won’t
come, so now it’s time to go into the highways and hedges and
compel them to come in that the Lord’s house may be filled (Luke
14). Those that think they are healthy have no need of a doctor,
but only those who are sick. Jesus didn't come to call the
righteous, but sinners, to repentance. Can we not learn from His pattern?

Many of those who know the truth are spending all their time and
labor trying to reach the deceived crowds inside the steeple-house
buildings. The question is not, "Is this the good thing to do?" The
question is, "Is this the perfect thing to do?" If you are not bearing
fruit with all your labor trying to reach those "at ease in Zion" who
are "laying upon their comfortable couches and beds of ivory",
why do you continue to waste time? Take the truth to those who
will listen! You'll pass through the fire on the Day of Judgment
and make it out, but your fruitless works will be burned up. Why
not go out and gather for yourself the eternal fruit of lost souls
who are hurting and recognize their need so you can present
them at the feet of the Son of God on that Day that He may
receive the reward of His suffering?...

I want to ask you: Do you want revival or not? Don’t halt between
two decisions. If you want revival, then get desperate and pray
with a fervency and holy violence until you get it. If you don’t want
revival, then forget about all the words of the ear-tickling prophets
because it won’t happen at all if you don’t seek the Lord with all
your heart. It’s not going to just fall onto your lap as you sit by,
laugh, eat, have a merry old time and twiddle your thumbs. There’s
one way that revival comes: holy desperation that works itself out
in desperate prayer. We need intercessory prayer, persevering
prayer, fervent prayer, agonizing prayer, and violent prayer! Unless
we have it, revival will never come in any form, not even among a
small remnant.

I say unless you, the remnant of God in this nation, who walks in
holiness and righteousness in the fear of God, who keeps Christ’s
commandments, who have been chosen by the Lamb, who seek
the face of God, who know the season of the hour; unless you
start desperately fasting and praying in travail of soul and agony
of mind before God there is no new wave of true revival coming.
"So you see, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouths of
your prophets. For the LORD has determined disaster for you."
(2 Chronicles 18:17-22).

Remnant of God in America: NOW is the time! You've been
waiting for the word to go on an all-out thrust of desperate praying
and preaching, well the time is RIGHT NOW!!! Let us put aside
our petty differences, unite together under the bloodstained banner
of Jesus Christ, and call a solemn assembly to weep between the
porch and the altar until God visits us with His grace and mercy!
The hour is so very late! The sun is about to set and the night is
soon coming where no man may work.

”Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders,
gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the
bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the
porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD,
and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should
rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people,
Where is their God? Then will the LORD be jealous for his land,
and pity his people” (Joel 2:16-18).

The remnant of God must unite to fast and pray in holy
desperation until the Lord sends the blessing. Then they must
take it out into their communities – to the poor, to the outcasts,
to the “highway men”, to the down-and-outs, and to the “foolish
things of the world” with fervency, boldness and urgency. If not,
then all hope is lost. And the hour is so late that there’s no time
to wait to make up your mind. Decide now! Then GO DO!!! It’s not
time to fuss over unessential doctrines and names. Those days
are about over. It’s time to unite together on our common cause –
the holiness of God and the glory of His name – and FIGHT, not
by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord of hosts!!!

Sincerely in the name of the glorious Lamb of God,

-Josef Urban.

~To see the full article and the reaction that followed, please click
on the heading "MOST CONTROVERSIAL DREAM" on the Forum
at the following website-