The following article contains a spiritual dream of Douglas Hatten's in 2007 recently published in "Hope of Zion", and a response to his dream from Maurício Berger on April 18th, 2019
The Tsunami - A spiritual dream of Douglas Hatten
𝕀 had a dream back in 2007 where I was wading out into the ocean. To my right, about 1000 feet away, there was an old-style wooden sailing vessel full of people. One of the men on the ship called out to me and asked, “Do you think we’ll make it?” When I heard the question, I looked back out to sea and saw a gigantic wall of water coming. It was a huge tsunami. I felt no fear and no anxiousness in my heart as I turned back to answer the man:“Not with this one.” The wave now loomed high above us. The next thing I knew, I popped up safely on the other side of the wave. I was afloat in the middle of the ocean. Some of those who had previously been in the boat likewise appeared, but the ship had been smashed to pieces.
In praying about this dream, I received the following insight. Even as the Europeans once sailed the ocean to reach the New World, in the dream we were symbolically headed out to sea to cross the divide between us and the Promised Land of our spiritual destiny as believers. The wave represented a coming movement of God, and the old-style wooden sailing vessel represented the traditions of man and our denominational churches (the vehicles we have previously used in order to reach our goal). These will not float in the coming Kingdom. They will not survive the coming move of God.
As churches crumble and many lose faith in their leaders, some will see only loss. But those who persevere and ask direction from God will find guidance given them from above. They will understand that the true Church of Jesus Christ cannot fail. The church is all those people who meet the criteria, not buildings or an institution. Those shepherds who had previously fed off their flocks will be judged and their flocks given to other shepherds. True shepherds to not lean on their own wisdom or traditions, but are directed by the voice of God and the direction of the Holy Spirit. They are not hirelings. They serve the Good Shepherd out of loving devotion to Him and those to whom they are called to minister to. They are not self-important or prideful. They do not seek to take the place of Christ in any way. Rather, they point the way to Jesus as the true head of His church. They do not encourage their flock to become overly dependent upon them, but rather they equip the Saints for the work of the ministry that they are called to perform. We must be prepared for what is coming and not lose heart. It is a time of great anticipation and excitement for those with eyes to see. The Kingdom is near at hand!
Response to Douglas regarding his dream - by Maurício Berger
𝕀n the Book of Acts of the Three Nephites chapter 14: 8 the Feelings coming from the "GREATER GIFT" representing the "LOVE OF GOD" are portrayed as waters from a source near the tree of life (RLDS 1Nephi 2:54-56 or LDS 8:13-14). This flow crystalline waters is also portrayed in the Book of Mormon as the "SYMBOL OF GOD'S LOVE" – See 1Nephi 3:68-69 or LDS 11:25.
So, something leads me to think that the great wave that you saw in your dream, which God gave you to understand in an insight as being a movement that rises in these last days, corresponds to "A TSUNAMI OF FEELINGS" that will sweep away the precepts and traditions of men, remaining only the union between brothers who embrace this same cause.
In relation to the church being restructured in these last days, it does not concern a physical structure in Earth, but a group of people who repent and come to Christ, just as you, brother Douglas Hatten mentioned in a previous post, with prominence the text of RLDS D&C 3:16a or LDS 10:67 – “Behold, this is my doctrine: Whosoever repenteth and cometh unto me, the same is my church”.
Regarding this text that describes the true church as being people and not walls of a great corporation or physical institution on earth, I would cite, to reinforce what is happening today in our days, the earlier versicles LDS 10: 57-68 which says: “RLDS D&C 3:14a Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I came unto my own, and my own received me not.
RLDS D&C 3:14b I am the light which shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.
RLDS D&C 3:14c I am he who said, Other sheep have I which are not of this fold, unto my disciples; and many there were that understood me not.
RLDS D&C 3:15a And I will show unto this people that I had other sheep and that they were a branch of the house of Jacob; and I will bring to light their marvelous works, which they did in my name;
RLDS D&C 3:15b yea, and I will also bring to light my gospel, which was ministered unto them; and behold, they shall not deny that which you have received, but they shall build it up and shall bring to light the true points of my doctrine, yea, and the only doctrine which is in me; (FEELINGS)
RLDS D&C 3:15c and this I do that I may establish my gospel, that there may not be so much contention.
RLDS D&C 3:15d Yea, Satan doth stir up the hearts of the people to contention concerning the points of my doctrine; and in these things they do err, for they do wrest the Scriptures and do not understand them;
RLDS D&C 3:15e therefore, I will unfold unto them this great mystery (FEELINGS); for behold, I will gather them as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings if they will not harden their hearts; yea, if they will come, they may, and partake of the Waters (FEELINGS) of life freely.
RLDS D&C 3:16a Behold, this is my doctrine: Whosoever repenteth and cometh unto me, the same is my church;
RLDS D&C 3:16b whosoever declareth more or less than this, the same is not of me but is against me; therefore, he is not of my church”.
This work is the "refreshing" of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ in these last days brought first through Joseph Smith Jr and comes again through Mauricio Berger. This website will post truth irrespective of its conduit. "All truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intelligence also, otherwise there is no existence" D&C 90:5b RLDS or D&C 93:30 LDS. Therefore, postings on this website should be viewed as the endorsement of truth—speaking generally and not specifically for each word, action, person or organization. "And righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine own elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare; an holy city, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion; a New Jerusalem." Genesis 7:70
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