NOTE: The following article is taken from the Appendix of Peter Whyte’s book “The King and His Kingdom”, written in 1979.
While preparing the final chapter of this book I had an unusual dream, and the Lord gave me an interpretation of it.
This is the only time I have had the experience of hearing from the Lord in this manner, and the Scriptures from Proverbs, which He gave me to confirm it, were unfamiliar to me.
The following is an account of the experience, followed by the Scriptures confirming God’s interpretation.
I dreamed that I was in a spacious office talking to a young receptionist. She was about thirty years my junior, charming, pretty and exuding fresh innocence, and we liked each other tremendously.
As we walked to the door of the office I put my arm across her shoulders in a fatherly gesture, thinking of her affectionately like my own daughter.
After a few paces she trustingly responded by putting her arm around me.
She walked with me to the lobby, and as we left sight of those behind us in the office I bent and kissed her lips gently in farewell. She smiled back at me and we parted in a beautiful atmosphere, totally devoid of any sexual overtones.
I rode the lift to the car park, and for a split second I entertained a fleeting fantasy of a love affair with that fawn-like creature. I dismissed it as being unthinkable for an old married grandfather, and a Christian, too!
The lift reached the car park level and a harlot appeared. She was waiting for me in the lobby, by the door to the parking lot.
She was middle-aged, no longer fresh; blonde, hard, with a good figure and aggressive. She reached for my hand, promising, selling herself hopefully.
I was disgusted, affronted and totally unattracted, but I politely refused her and walked across the dusty lot toward my distant car in the sunshine.
My thoughts were filled with self-righteous indignation. What did she take me for? I am a fine Christian husband and father. I could never go with a prostitute.
I looked back across the lot and she was busy negotiating with a rather ugly, coarse man who had come out of the lift shortly after me.
He quickly accepted her and she began to walk with him to his car. She quoted him $50, and I thought how hard it must be for a whore to entertain unattractive men. “No wonder she quoted him double the $25 she had offered me,” I thought vainly.
He took her hand and, without pausing in their walk to his car, he refused and said he would pay her $15.
She tried to get loose, refusing him and his lower price, but he ignored her and kept walking, dragging her with him.
A fight developed and she broke loose and ran, but made no attempt to get away altogether. She was acting out a price negotiation and would take his battering in the course of her daily business.
I felt compassion for her momentarily and then squashed it; she was only reaping what she sowed, the wicked woman.
Then I woke up.
It was 3:33 a.m.
I said, “Lord, what was all that about?”
And the Lord explained the dream.
“You thought that those two women were totally different types, the first innocent and the second a whore.”
“But I tell you that your dream concerned two harlots, and both represent Babylonian Christianity.”
“The young one looks like the potential Bride of Christ. She represents the innocent appearance of men’s churches with the Bible studies, the beautiful services, the preaching, the meetings, and all that makes men say that their ‘churches’ are definitely of God. It is all done in Jesus’ Name.”
“But I say to you that the young one is the MORE DANGEROUS. She lulls you into a sense of false security and innocence, but eventually if you pursue that sweet relationship she will seduce you; and you will also seduce her.”
“You will be in an adulterous relationship that does not appear to be one. Eventually your loyalty to her will exceed your loyalty to Me.”
“My children have little difficulty rejecting the obviously wrong cults and sects, the dreary, lifeless churches which the professional whore represents.”
“Therefore it is the other one of whom they are to be warned. They must flee from her or they will be ensnared.”
My son, give attention to My wisdom, incline your ear to My understanding that you may observe discretion, and your lips may reserve knowledge. For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and smoother than oil is her speech; but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death, her steps lay hold of Sheol. She does not ponder the path of life; her ways are unstable, SHE DOES NOT KNOW IT [All “churchianity” is deceived]. Now then, my sons, listen to ME, and do not depart from the words of my mouth. Keep your way far from her, and DO NOT GO NEAR THE DOOR OF HER HOUSE, lest you give your vigor to others, and your years TO THE CRUEL ONE [satan]; lest strangers be filled with your strength, AND YOUR HARD-EARNED GOODS [tithes and offerings] GO TO THE HOUSE OF AN ALIEN; and you groan at your latter end, when your flesh and your body are consumed [your earthly life is wasted]; and you say, “How I have hated instruction! And my heart [spirit] spurned reproof! And I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to my instructors! I WAS ALMOST IN UTTER RUIN IN THE MIDST OF THE ASSEMBLY AND CONGREGATION” (Prov. 5:1-14)
“And the woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.” After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, ‘Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! And she has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.’ For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong” (Rev. 17:18-18:8).
“Rejoice over her, 0 heaven and you saints and apostles and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her.” And a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying ‘Thus will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer. And the sound of harpists and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters will not be heard in you any longer; and no craftsman of any craft will be found in you any longer, and the sound of a mill will not be heard in you any longer, and the light of a lamp will not shine in you any longer; and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer; for your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery. And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth (Rev. 18:20-24).
Peter’s complete book “The King and His Kingdom” is available at THIS LINK. Highly recommended!