Parable of the City of Faith!
Aug 5, 2019, 4:44 PM
Humbled for Service
I give all honor and praise and thanksgiving to YHWH the God of Israel, who was and is and is to come. Who sits on the throne and who reigns forever more. (Psalms 41:13)
I received this parable from the Lord through a dream on the morning of 21st July 2019. In the dream, the Lord put me inside this story to experience the things that I will narrate hereafter. Afterwards, I have highlighted some scriptures to go with the narrative as lessons to be learnt. (I am sure there are many other scriptures that would be relevant). Enjoy the story. The parable is thus:
Once upon a time, there was a small town called City of Faith by the end of the cliff of a hill. The town was suspended in the air and it was clearly visible from the ground that nothing supported this City from the ground. Anyone who wanted to enter the City had to walk up the hill right up to the top, and then stepped into the City to enter by faith. Everyone who entered into this City, lived therein by faith. And if within the City someone’s faith dwindled, he or she automatically dropped back to the ground and had to start the journey all over again up the hill in order to enter again.
And so, having heard about the City of Faith, I decided to go and see for myself this miraculous town that was suspended in the air, where everything in it including the people, existed by faith. At the entrance, which was at the foot of the hill, there was a narrow corridor with a stairway that had been dug out from the hill, for climbing to the top. The corridor was so narrow that only one person could fit in it at a time. Even a mother with her child could not walk hand in hand through this narrow corridor.
When I got to the foot of the hill, I met two evil men, and I knew by special knowing that their intentions were not good. The one on the right had side was writing a scientific formula on the ground, a very complex mathematics integration, and the other took out a programmable calculator and began inserting and modeling the equation. When I looked at the equation, I knew the answer right away. I knew that these men were devising an obstacle to the entrance of the City. And sure enough, in a short while, the calculator gave its answer and the two men arose and assembled a steel arch door and installed it at the entrance of the corridor. Once their job was done, the two men left, leaving the door open.
I decided to continue with my journey to the City of Faith. As I passed through the newly installed gate, I realized that it had made the entrance even narrower than before. The frames of the steel door had now made the entrance even narrower than it was before. I squeezed through the door frames and began my journey upwards towards the city. I reached the top of the hill and by faith I entered the City of Faith.
Inside the city there were houses, offices, shopping malls and every other facility that would be in a small town. The sun was not harsh, the air was clean and fresh, and the wind was nice and gentle. There were lands that were flowing with every agricultural produce and the houses were surrounded by orchards and flower gardens. In short, the City of Faith was a little paradise.
The people of the city were all smiling and were exceedingly happy. Their bodies glowed with perfect health. They all looked sturdy and well fed. And although their dressing was modest and conservative, it was also very chic and elegant.
Since it was a week day and people were working, I decided to enter an office apartment block. And to my surprise, Sherry, my long lost friend, was the receptionist of this building. “Welcome William,” she said with a big smile on her face. I continued inside the building after acknowledging her greetings. I found was people working together happily, with a lot of joy.
There was joy and laughter in the City when a man walked in with bandages around his neck and head. He had been a worker in this office building, but his faith had dwindled and he had fallen off the City. The office apartment building erupted with laughter and celebration at the sight of this man, and many from around the City came to see him, and to console him, and to welcome him back into the City of Faith.
-The End –
Some Relevant Scriptures (TLV):
“How narrow is the gate and difficult is the way that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
“Then Yeshua (Jesus) said to them, ‘Make every effort to enter through the narrow door; for many I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.’ ”
“Now without faith it is impossible to please God. For the one who comes to god must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”
“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place he was to receive and inheritance. He went out not knowing where he was going. By faith he migrated to the land of promise as if it were foreign, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob – fellow heirs of the same promise. For he was waiting for the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”
“Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, to keep your eye on those who are causing divisions and stumbling blocks, contrary to the teachings that you learned. Turn away from them.”
“But I have a few things against you. You have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who was teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before Bnei-Y’israel (Children of Israel), to eat food sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.”
Matthew 14:27 – 31
But immediately, Yeshua spoke to them, saying, “Take courage! I am. Don’t be afraid.”
Answering, Peter said to Him, “Master, if it’s You, command me to come to You on the water.”
And He said, “Come!”
And Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water to go to Yeshua. But seeing the wind, he became terrified. And beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “Master, save me!”
Immediately Yeshua reached out His hand and grabbed him. And He said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Job 5:17- 18
“Behold, happy is the one whom God corrects, so do not despise the discipline of Shaddai. For He inflicts pain, but He also binds up; He injures, yet His hands also heal.”
“In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
I hope you are blessed by the narrative and the subsequent scriptures.
From Nairobi, Kenya.
Your brother in Christ, William