A Dream

Some time ago I had a dream which I believe was from the
Lord. In the dream, I was with a number of people from our church. The setting
seemed to be that we were engaging the enemy in some kind of battle. We all had
rifles and weapons. I was being fired upon by a guy with a rifle. And I was
asking the others with me to help cover me. But instead of helping, they were
just sitting there with their arms by their side as if in a semi-conscious
state or half-sleeping. They just would not help me. I shot at the enemy myself
and I was concerned that I would be hit. Those with me seemed oblivious to my
plight! I called out and called out but those with me just would not help me!
 
We are living in dangerous days just prior to the rapture
of the church and the second coming of Christ. It seems as though we are very
close to the time of tribulation spoken of by Jesus. We should be rising up to
win the lost and minister to the multitudes in darkness around us. This is the
time to believe for a harvest of souls and to be aggressive in the things of
God.
 
Yet too many believers act as though they are asleep,
absorbed in life and its activities and unaware of the actual dangers that are
around spiritually. Soldiers must remain alert if they are to prevail in
conflict.
  
A battle is not won by an army of one! A battle is won
when the soldiers work together for the common cause of victory, helping one
another and together aggressing to root out the enemy. When one soldier is
attacked the others come to his aid.
 
Let’s arouse ourselves out of our slumber and pay
attention to what happening around us with the deepening darkness. We have the
tools for victory in this fight of faith. We have the Word of God, the Name of
Jesus, the blood of Jesus, and praise and worship as the weapons of our
warfare. If we sleep in the day of battle, we will lose the fight. But if we
remain alert and aware, the Lord will enable us to win!
 
And do this,
knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our
salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the
day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put
on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and
drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the
Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts

(Romans 13:11-14).
 
But concerning the
times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you.
For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief
in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden
destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they
shall not escape.  But you, brethren, are
not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.
You are all sons of
light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.
Therefore let us
not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep,
sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are
of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a
helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to
obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether
we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him
(1 Thessalonians
5:1-10).
Stay awake!

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