The Scripture that God gave you in church the Sunday after your dream was spot-on! It does confirm what your dream was all about.
17. Gather up thy wares out of the land, O inhabitant of the fortress.
18. For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this once, and will distress them, that they may find it so.
19. Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it.
20. My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.
21. For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.
All the scenes of the dream reveal different aspects of what is going on in the church. In your dream it is clear that the church is far from God, doing things that it is not supposed to do, going into directions that it is not supposed to go, acting in foolish ways, refusing to repent, being offended when reprimanded, or warned, being cross with God’s messengers who warn them, and so on, even though it is as clear as daylight that they are spiritually dead, hurting, in “danger”, some of them probably in danger of losing their salvation and so on. This is serious and we should keep warning the church, even though many of them refuse to listen.
You can check the meanings of all the symbols in the dictionary if you want to, as I will just give a short summary of the different symbols: It is funny that your dream starts with a beautiful park or garden. This speaks of a good and healthy love relationship with God. However, this changed, the church became “sick” as symbolized by the hospital. However, the church took the wrong direction right here. Instead of allowing themselves to be treated and healed in the hospital, the church took the wrong direction (the long hallway), although it was warned not to take that route. As a result of this, the huge men who started to attack them, represent evil influences who attempted to put the church in bondage. The bondage comes because of the “sick” church that cannot function correctly. The running away speaks of a disobedient church that is always fleeing from the enemy, who has the ability to hurt the church, because of the wrong direction that it took and its inability to be healed, in a spiritual sense.
This brings us to another aspect of the church. This part is all about individual ministries. A scrap yard is a place where broken and damaged vehicles are kept. In a spiritual sense, vehicles symbolize ministries and in some cases the motivation of people. Here we have sports cars with nice soft cushions on the backseats, but the vehicles are not roadworthy or even able to be driven. In the front is a steering wheel and the peddles but that is all. It is clear that there is no driver, no seats and that these vehicles are not used at all. It is like grown-ups playing in it and with it as children do. This speaks of individual ministry in the church as almost non-existing. Sports cars are fancy and expensive and fast but have no use other than beauty and the few things that I mentioned. This speaks of individuals in the church desiring extravagant ministries that bring them pleasure instead of ministries that get the job done, like delivery vehicles, busses, airplanes, and so on.
The joyful mingling and chatting speak of the church keeping itself busy with things that have no spiritual value. The church desires social pleasure instead of serving God and being obedient to him.
The rushing river speaks of a great move of God that will wash everything away that they regard so precious, and, it may wash some of them away as well. This is serious. A river in flood speaks of a strong flow of the Holy Spirit which removes spiritual blockage like a natural river in flood removes all sorts of blockages preventing it from flowing freely. It also symbolizes the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in a person’s life or in a congregation. However, this can have a traumatic and negative effect on people. You are warning them that a move of the Spirit of God is coming and that it will not be received well by them.
This move will take some of them away. They will be removed together with other spiritual blockages. This speaks of a move of God that will cleanse the church and it will have positive consequences, but not for everybody. This move will remove blockages but the church will experience this move in a negative way, that is why you warn them in the dream. If they do not repent and listen, this is going to be bad for them.
The next aspect of this dream is about the Holy Spirit. Our mothers, in dreams and visions, speaks of the Holy Spirit. So the “daughter” in this scene symbolizes the church that adopted another spirit. They chose another spirit and this spirit replaced the Holy Spirit. They follow this spirit instead of the Holy Spirit. They are led by this spirit instead of the Holy Spirit. You warning this daughter not to regard you as her mother and you even attempted to show her who is her mother, by showing her the consequences of this error. The face of the beautiful girl was dead. A face of a person speaks of the personality of a person. The Holy Spirit is all about the gifts but also about the fruit of the Spirit. So the dead face speaks of the lack of the fruit of the Spirit. The 12 fruits are charity (or love), joy, peace, patience, benignity (or kindness), goodness, longanimity (or long-suffering), mildness (or gentleness), faith, modesty, continency (or self-control), and chastity. (Longanimity, modesty, and chastity are the three fruits found only in the longer version of the text). So the church lacks the Holy Spirit and it caused devastation in the church. It caused the church to be full of broken people symbolized by the broken trees behind the face of this girl. At the end of this scene, the mother symbolized previous generations of the church and the daughter the young new church (new generation) (the older folks who are handing over to the new generation), and both of them just left this place where you warned them about the consequences of rejecting the Holy Spirit, but it had no effect on them.
The last scene about the shower: A shower symbolizes the repentance of sins that tires the spirit. It differs from bathing in the sense that we stop certain sins in our lives which cause a lot of emotional problems in our families or in our lives. These type of sins tires people and we need to stop them to bring refreshment and restoration in our lives. Again the mother and the daughter refused to listen. Instead, they got cross with you (the messenger). They feel that your warning will ruin their experiences and way of life. So the church just keeps on with all sorts of sins that tire their souls and their spirits. This is why so many of the people in the church are too tired to be on fire for God. They rather enjoy all sorts of little sins that caused them to deteriorate spiritually and it wears them out. The fact that the shower is rectangular, as a door, speaks of the shower being the door or the opportunity to restoration and deliverance, yet the church still chooses sin instead of deliverance. So the old church (previous generation) and the new church (next generation), symbolized by the mother and daughter, still refuse to repent and they hate you for bringing this message from God to them. Your message will ruin their house. A house is either a congregation or the church itself.
This is sad and serious. The church is in a bad place and God gave you this dream, probably to pray for the church and to warn the church, even though she may not listen. God showed you the aspects in the church that need attention. You may have to do exactly what God revealed to you, even though they may ask you to leave or even though they may be very unhappy with you and the message that you have for them. This may be your congregation but it may also be all about the church in general.
It does appear that the church needs to be warned because God is probably planning a move of the Spirit that will also remove some of them and it will be very difficult and hard and traumatic for some of them. The different aspects where the church is failing, as revealed to you in this dream, need to be addressed by the church otherwise they will fall. Those that are not listening will fall when the strong move of God comes into fulfillment.