Received on June 14th, 2001 - 6:20AM Last Updated: January 30th, 2007 - 2:56PM
Having gone to sleep praying in the Spirit, I had this dream in the middle of night:
I was watching a TV show hosted by a Christian man named Mark, probably in his late 20s-early 30s. I was amazed at the authority this man had in teaching the Word of God, while also being uncommonly humble and matter-of-fact in his preaching. He had no ulterior motives, and was completely devoted to living for God the best he could. He simply spoke the truth of Yahweh in the Spirit of God.
This show he was answering questions on several different issues in Christians' lives, most of which I unfortunately cannot remember. However, he ended with the subject of "work" and his experience, and I believe the context of it was work "for God" and perhaps even further, relating to the subject of the Sabbath (whether it is ok to do work on it now, etc.).
"So, what about work? I couldn't think of any specific places it was mentioned in the New Testament, and having to go through the whole Old Covenant and piece things together bit by bit would have been very unfortunate... so I went to Psalms to read, as I was in mourning over this issue. That night I had a dream...
A person was walking up a mountain and finally got to the top. He then heard a voice come to him, almost startling him, as it was if he was outside himself and calling to himself from a short distance.
When I woke up, the Lord showed me that He wants to bring each of us to the place of His Voice becoming just as familiar as is our own."
At this, he concluded with a few words and the credits began to roll. At the top it was written,
"As always, pray for Mark... and that our hearts would be as open as his is..."
When I woke up, I sensed the presence of God all around me. I knew this was a message from Him. How profound yet awesome is His Word to us—He wants to bring us to a special place, just like that person who was climbing the mountain. That place is where God's Voice will be just as familiar to us as is our own.
Like the person in Mark's dream, it will almost startle us when we hear His Voice coming from outside ourselves because it sounds so much like ourselves. This is because we have become so much part of Him that it is almost impossible to tell the difference between our will and His will.
And, as the workers who rolled the credits asked, let us pray that our hearts would become as open as that man Mark's was—because he was not afraid to confront hard issues in life and honestly search for their resolutions in God's Word. He humbled himself, knowing that Yahweh alone had the answers, and that humility combined with that zeal in reaching the goal is what we should all strive for. That is the Father's plan for each one of us, including you!
Submit to this plan and let Him lead you up the mountain, as you spend time with Him in communion every day, and eventually you will reach that place—that summit—where His voice has become as familiar to you as your own. Praise Yahweh!
Yahweh desires a relationship with us; He doesn't want us to worship Him from afar. He doesn't leave us with a rulebook, or a manual about how to live, but rather wants to live inside of us, guiding us from within.
God wants to be so close to us that we confuse His presence and leading for our own. Just as marriage is that union of man and woman, the two becoming one flesh, so He desires to become one with us.
Where is this place, to which He calls us? It is that place where we have given ourselves up to Him so completely that His desire is our desire, His voice is our voice. Open your heart to Him through His Son, Jesus, and begin your journey to this mountain top!
As you read this site, you will hopefully come to know Yahweh more fully.
But all of this continuing knowledge is useless unless and until you come into union with Him. I use the word union because it is truly a marriage. It is that deep connection we all seek, for which we most often look in other people. However, the truth is that our hearts will only be fulfilled when we enter that union in fullness with the One Who made us.
This is the grace of God, that He has not stayed distant for us only to worship as Creator. But He has come unto us, even become one of us—in His Son, ChristJesus—in order to share an intimate union with us. He desires such closeness that it truly will envelope our entire life, transforming us into something new and wonderful.
You may have already entered this union with Him and only seek to know Him better through reading here. But if you have not, as you do read, let this Gospel sink into your heart as you read it now.
God loves you, and has cast your sins into the sea. He has sent His only Son as the Savior of the world—that includes you.
That Son, JesusChrist, was born as a man through a virgin who had given her life to Yahweh; He lived without sin, reflected the glory of His Father, God, in all His words and deeds, and was persecuted even unto death because of it.
His death upon a cross was the powerful explosion that separated you from your life of death. It remains for you, now, to enter into that death with Him. As you die to the one you are now, a person separated from God from your many sins, you will be born anew, with a nature predisposed to live rightly. This gift is free to you, with nothing you can do to earn it. It is the mercy of God to offer it to you, as He loves you so much! All you must do is receive it by trusting Him to have delivered you. Simply place your life in His hands and embrace the freedom that came through that death on the cross.
The Gospel is that Jesus did not remain dead, but rose again on the third day after His crucifixion! Death could not hold Him, as He was without sin. And so death will not be able to hold you, as you identify with Him fully through your trust in Him. Let go of yourself and confess Him as Lord of your life. The power of His death and resurrection will work in you all that your Creator has destined for you. You will truly enter a new life and experience that intimate union you have been seeking all of your life.
So ponder these words as you read here of this great God—Yahweh—and all that He has revealed to His creation. Let His Spirit testify to your heart that these words are true, that God is Love, and that He sent His Son so that you might receive the life that is unbound by time and space. As you feel that witness in your heart, simply believe and receive what He is offering to you, even now, and begin your new life as a child of God.
Please write to me and let me know when you take this step, as I will be your brother in Christ—we will be one in Him!
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13This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man. 14For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)