Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Behold He Comes...
I had two thought provoking dreams over the Christmas holidays. At first I thought they were due to overeating and decided not to write about them. But if you continue reading, you will find that this is a very strange theme for overeating dreams and perhaps, it's the decision not to write about them that was rather inspired by overeating and laziness :)
I was just kidding about the overeating part. These dreams were too serious for such thoughts. I just felt they were memos God was sending me for me but now, I feel this was to share.
Now, we all do not know the exact time or date that Christ will come but that is really not the essential thing. The essential thing is to know where you will go WHEN He comes because He will come. Are you Christian? Do you believe Christ will come? Are you prepared? The lesson I learnt from the dream is that some 'Christians' will be surprised at the rapture. It's like we have made accepting Jesus Christ an insurance policy just in case it is true He will come. Do you really have unshakable faith in what you believe? If you do not wholeheartedly believe, pray for faith and strength to carry the faith through. Bottom line: There is no surface swimming with faith. It's either you believe or you don't.
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us"
All too often, we play with the sin that entangles us and by so doing, coddle our 'sickness'. I dreamt of a mother with a baby who had a serpent entangled around his neck. The mother made a few attempts to fight off the serpent and then gave up, telling herself the serpent wasnt trying to hurt the son and so perhaps just wanted to play and carried the child with the serpent around his neck and played with the boy, carrying the serpent and the boy home. The serpent stood for the sins that so easily entangle us.
What serpent have you carried home because it seemed too harmless for you to spend all that time and effort fighting? Remember, a serpent will always be a serpent no matter how harmless it appears and there is no serpent too small or trivial to fight. It is after all, the little foxes that destroy the vine more easily and unnoticed.
Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.
God help us all not to miss the mark. Amen!