Received on August 1st, 2008 - 2:31PM Last Updated: August 27th, 2008 - 3:04PM
In this dream, I was watching something, almost like a play in a theatre, seated next to someone I knew from grade school.
On the stage, there was a building facade, two stories like an apartment or school building.
On its front were all different religious symbols. Prominent were a cross with an inverted cross connected directly to its top. I recognized the one on the bottom stood for Christianity while the one on the top stood for Satanism.
As my eyes scanned to the right, I saw a sign on the building, which I knew to be its focal point or motto, like a summary of what was being displayed.
Unfortunately, I can't for certain remember what it said, but I know it was three words.
I believe it said, "Father - Child - Membership."
Just as I saw it and it began to sink in, my friend bumped me and said to me,
"So what do you think this is all about?"
He then says,
"Yeah, but who do you think is behind it?"
I then point down, indicating Satan, and he nods in agreement, smiling, happy that I recognize what's going on.
What is interesting to note is that in real life this friend was actually a proponent of this kind of message of inclusivity.
When I woke up and thought about the dream, I realized its full meaning.
The first thing I noticed was that the building was a facade. It was a prop on a stage for a make-believe play of some sort. In other words, the idea of all those religions being grouped together as equal is only a front, it's not real; it doesn't house anything or anyone and is only part of a story.
Second, I understood the sign's message.
It is saying that the message of the "universalism" belief is that God is a Father, that we are all His children, and that as long as we are members of some religion we are OK. That membership in some belief system is all that matters, no matter which one it is.
In the dream, my friend made me think about this. The one who in real life pushed this kind of belief now accepted it for what it was: a sham, a make-believe play, a facade.
He made me think not just about the teaching itself but who was behind it: Satan.
Satan tries to put lies on the same footing as the Cross, indicated by the satanic symbol of the upside-down Cross being directly attached to the real Cross.
He tells people that it's just fine to believe in Christ as long as you accept that people who believe in him (Satan) are just as accepted by "Father God."
This is being preached today, across all religions, and sadly even in many "churches" that have Christian names on their signs.
They will call true Christian churches and pastors things like "dominionists," or other derogitory terms, because we believe the testimony that God has given:
9If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is God's testimony which he has testified concerning his Son. 10He who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. He who doesn't believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. 11The testimony is this, that God gave to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12He who has the Son has the life. He who doesn't have God's Son doesn't have the life. (1 John 5:9-12)
They thus call God a liar by rejecting His testimony, and instead repeat the lie that Satan has been telling humanity since he first deceived Eve: "Has God said...? He does know..." Namely, he portrays God as the deceiver, and in the process leads Man away from the Life at the center of the Garden.
What a powerful message in this dream, and yet such a fundamental truth. We are creatures, created by One greater than ourselves. We can only bow to His testimony, as what will the clay say to the potter? He has revealed there is none but Him, and that no one will come to Him except through His Son, the Lord Jesus, the Christ (John 14:6).
We rejoice that He has counted us worthy of redemption, by sending that same Son to die in our place, enabling us to return to the glory which He destined us to attain before the creation of the world. HalleluYah!
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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