Received on July 13th, 2001 - 7:50AM Last Updated: February 2nd, 2007 - 5:52PM
Last night, before falling asleep, I prayed in the Spirit. Towards morning I had the following dream:
I was inside a mall, at an amusement-type area. There were slides and such. I was going down some of them and amazing other people at how I was able to jump from one slide to the next and then go up others, all without much effort. When I got off the ride, I thought to myself, "now would be a perfect time to witness," since the people were already paying attention to me. So I began.
The first thing I said was,
"God loves you!"
I continued by sharing how God cared about them and about their lives and how He wanted to be close to them in everything they did. They all began to stop what they were doing and listened intently to me. The scene sort of cut to later on, and I was then teaching about the HolySpirit and being filled with Him. At this point, however, even though the people were all still assembled, they were losing interest.
The scene cut again, and it was nighttime, and I was then talking about the Name of God—about how it is so awesome that Yahweh's Name is a verb (denoting that He's an active Creator), and that we must be very careful about not profaning it. Again, however, the people weren't paying much attention even though they were still around me.
Finally the scene cut again and the people were still all assembled, but they were talking amongst themselves not paying any attention to me. I was in the same place I was standing when I first began witnessing. I immediately yelled out,
"And now, the most important part of the Gospel" and paused.
The people looked at each other and began to clap and yell and became very excited about what they were about to hear. As I knew this would be the way to bring them to salvation, the dream ended.
What a poignant message from the Lord! The first message in the dream is that I was being watched by other people. They were seeing something different about me—I was able to do things other people couldn't do, in respect to the ride (perhaps symbolizing joy, since it often comes from recreation), and they were wondering at me. This reflects the Bible's teaching that Christians are notably different than the world. The world sees the love of Yahweh in us, as we sanctify Him as God and Christ in our lives, and wonders about us; so we are to then "always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, with humility and fear" (1 Peter 3:15).
I wish that I could communicate the feeling of the dream. When I said, "the Lord JesusChrist," there was a tremendous power released, and the presence of God became very evident. Much like it was when I had first begun telling the people about God's love for them, but intensified by many degrees. The Father was showing me that for those who are yet unsaved, there is but one simple, Good Message: God's Love and Plan for people and the Lord JesusChrist. In the latter is the sealing of those who have yet to be born again. The message of the Lord JesusChrist Himself is the power of the Good Message, as stated in (Acts 28:31), (Romans 16:25), and (1 Corinthians 1:24). He is the center of God's redemptive plan because in Him we become complete, and the Kingdom of God is His Plan for those of us on earth who have believed in Him. When we combine these two messages, we release the tremendous power of Christ by the HolySpirit!
But remember the part of the dream before this—I had been trying to communicate deeper issues of the faith, that of God's Name and the Promise of the Father. These are all good teachings, but should be reserved for those who have come unto saving faith in God's Son. The Good Message is Jesus Himself, and that is what we are to preach to the lost!
Let us take heed to this message of God, of how to effectively present the Gospel. Let us become set apart unto Yahweh, giving reason of the hope in us to those who inquire and wonder about us. Let us not, though, overburden the unsaved with doctrines that must be received after salvation, but let us preach Christ and Him crucified (1 Corinthians 1:23), (1 Corinthians 2:2), and the power of the Good Message shall be manifested unto all!
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)