Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning.
If you follow me, you know that I am a dreamer. Not in the whimsical way of fantasy, but in a spiritual way, where God communicates with me. (Some of you still call that fantasy…) But truly, it is amazing and I love to go to sleep, because my dream life is so vivid. I know many of you can relate, because God is pouring out His Spirit in these days.
I had this particular dream that I am going to share with you on November 29, 2018.
Jesus was in my dream speaking to many ladies. There were so many… more than I could even count. They were all standing in front of Jesus holding a candle with a fire lit. He said to some of the ladies that their fire will go out and to others it will never go out. He was specific – “Yours will go out,” and “Yours will last forever” that type of thing.
He said to one “You seek a title,” and to another “You seek fame and fortune,” to another “You seek me only.” I was standing beside Him observing all of this, and I asked Him “Why?” He said because of the intent of their heart. Those seeking fame, fortune and title will have the fire but it will go out.
“And those with a heart for my people and ministering in sincerity, the fire will never go out. My Spirit will stay rested upon them. I am looking at the heart. “
This was a sobering dream – a warning dream, and the Lord said to share it with this message, and those with ears to hear will receive. Jesus said that some of our lights will burn forever and some will go out, even though it’s burning right now. Many will be deceived and caught up with the cares of this world, believing they are saved. It will be like the scripture in Matthew that says, many will say Lord we prophesied in your name, and He said that He never knew them. That is found here: Matthew 7:21-23
The Candle represents the light of God/Light of Christ.
We are living in a time where it will become apparent who the true Christians are. Many call themselves servants and followers of Jesus, but a line will be drawn. The rubber will meet the road, and the truth will show. The Lord is not mocked. Whatsoever we sow, we shall reap. (Galatians 6:7-9)
Our motives are important to God. We must test ourselves daily whether we are in the faith or not.( 2 Corinthians 13:5) We have the ability to pretend, and can show one face to the world and another to our brothers and sisters in Christ, but all faces are seen by God. He is saying to us that He is watching, and things in the dark will come to light. You don’t want your candle burning out and losing the light of Christ. That is a scary thought!
Daily we make choices, and those choices affect our life either immediately or down the road. This is a spiritual and natural law- reaping and sowing. You can’t get away from it, therefore, we must make wise choices.
I think, well, actually I know, because I have been guilty of this: When we don’t always see immediate results of our bad decisions, we tend to think all is well, and that we have gotten away with something. When the reaping season comes we don’t always understand why all hell is breaking loose because we don’t contribute it to the thing(s) we may have done in the past (or present.) Ecclesiastes 8:11-12.
In other words, we cannot do whatever we want, no matter how much that is encouraged in the world. And as a former free spirit who did whatever she wanted, I can attest that God does not approve of that type of mindset and lifestyle.
You will face opposition living a holy and set apart life for God. Expect it. If you read your Word, you will see that true Christ followers always had opposition from the world because they were different. There was; however, a remnant of true followers. Same will be true today. I encourage you to fight the good fight of faith. This is a fight. Didn’t you know? The enemy is after our soul.
It’s important to realize that we are deceived because he shows up as an angel of light, and not with red horns. For example, as a job that keeps you from church and/or your family. He shows up in putting lying thoughts, that are contrary to what God says about you, in your mind- Lies that shake you and make you question if it’s even worth it being a Christian. He shows up as doubt, mistrust of God, and condemnation. He will come wherever he sees an opening, believe me.
Moreover, we must pray daily for God to strengthen us from fear of man, which is a genuine fear. We don’t want to water down God’s Word for fear of how it will be received. Daily we see and hear of reports of people in the world increasing in their hate of anything relating to Jesus. Good is spoken of as evil, and evil as good in today’s society. The bible is getting pushed out, and not looked upon as an authority on how we should live. People are worshipping the universe, and not the one who created it. There is alot going on and it will get worse. If the Lord tarry, this will be a real test of faith for us as a body of believers.
The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom as the Bible says. People can kill our body only but God is the one who can raise us from the dead to eternal life. So fear God above man. (Matthew 10:26-28)
In a Nutshell
So what am I saying? This world and its cares are falling away. With that in mind, what manner of person should you be? What’s important to you? Living for the day, or eternally? What about your family? What are you striving after? (2 Peter 3:10) Where does your heart lie?
Build yourself up daily in your most holy faith, and surround yourself with people who are walking with God, as iron sharpens iron. I say it over and over when I write and speak, that we are one body and we need each other. We aren’t meant to walk this walk alone.
Consequently, we choose good or evil every day. Somehow, we think that we can continue to walk the line, be nasty to others, hold grudges, back bite, sow discord etc, and think God isn’t watching or because as I stated earlier, no repercussions have occurred. God desires us all to be saved and is patient with us, but that will not always be the case. Yes, He is merciful, and full of loving kindness, but never forget He is the lion of Judah and one day we will all stand before Him to give an account.
I am careful with my words now because I will give an account for every word that I speak. I didn’t always think that way, and I still fall short, but by the grace of God, as I keep growing in my knowledge of Him, reading and studying the bible, I am more conscious of how I walk this Christian walk daily. (Matthew 12:36) I encourage you to do the same.
We must live in this world, but we better wear it like a loose garment so that we aren’t caught up in it, because our very lives depend on it. We are in the last hour, and Jesus will return soon. I don’t know a date, and neither do you, but I know we are to watch and pray. In the meantime, lets preach the gospel and make disciples, knowing that Jesus is with us.
Love people, speak about the goodness of our Saviour, enjoy the blessings that God bestows upon you, but check your motives daily. Are you seeking recognition? Title? Fame and/or fortune? Or do you genuinely want to see people saved? He said some specific words in my dream. Seek HIM ONLY. That is our mandate. Seek God and His righteousness. Keep the main things the main thing. He will take care of everything else according to His will.
Let’s keep pressing, leaning on the Lord daily for ALL of our needs. Will we be people who trust God for their salvation, but not their daily needs? He knows what we need, and will take care of us, even give us the desires of our hearts, but there is a condition. (Matthew 6:33: ; Psalm 37:4)
Trust and lean on Him every day, understanding that He promised to direct our path. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
God loves us! So much that He sent His son, Jesus to die for us sinners. He who knew no sin became sin for us, so that we could live! To save us!
Now what manner of love is that?!