Are You Ready? Am I Ready?

Last night sometime I had a dream about the Rapture and being left behind. For those who may not know what the Rapture is, this is described and it has been prophesied throughout the Bible. If you go to Revelations in the Bible, you will learn about what will happen during the tribulation period. The events that happen in the Bible hasn’t happened yet, but in my heart and mind, I have no problem believing that Christ will come again.

signsupdate-1In my dream I was left behind because  I was living my life according to my own will, not God’s. I trusted and believed in God, but I was holding back secrets and the guilt of lies I have kept buried deep in my heart. In my dream I made tons of mistakes and I hurt many people in my life. Those lies and secrets kept me from fully trusting in God.  In my dream, it was like I needed to participate in a 12 step for Christians. I know it sounds weird, but I guess in a sense I grasped it.

I needed to resolve things that got in the way of relationships with people because I buried these secrets in a place where nobody could find them, not even myself. I would go with one of my sister to her AA meetings. In the meetings different people would share what brought them to the place in their lives where they are at right now. I have had a number of family members and friends who have gone to AA and some who have gone to prison because of thing they did to others and to themselves.

I must have been watching something on TV for me to have this dream. Throughout this dream,, I had to come face to face with those who I have hurt and those I have lied to. That wasn’t easy. Some of the people were dead and others are people I have never thought about since I was a child. Part of AA is where you have to confront the person you wronged and ask for forgiveness. A family member has done this with me. Not in my dream, but in reality.

This young lady saved me for last since I was the hardest one to tell what she did and how she took money and lied to me and did thing behind my back. She was sobbing to the point where I told her she didn’t have to finish her letter. She told me that she had to finish what she was saying. Not really for me. She had to ask for forgiveness for things she has done to me. Of course I forgave her because I loved her more than the things she has done.

In my dream, it was like I was standing on the outside and I caused the division when it came to my walk with Christ. I allowed these events and actions to get in the way of walking the walk. I knew that I missed the Rapture. Everyone that was believer in Christ were taken and I was left standing there. I couldn’t fathom why  I was still there. I knew I was a believer in Christ. Then, God put it on my heart that even Satan believed in Christ. In the twinkling of the eye, everyone that I loved was gone. Those who I never thought would be taken were. Why was I standing here? What purpose what there?

I cried out to God because I didn’t understand. I needed to make peace, but I also needed to get to a safe place. In the last days those who are Christian and those who have accepted Christ will be killed. For some reason in my dream, death sounded better to me. Spiritually I felt dead. I was surrounded by people who weren’t Christians and they were spiritually dead. Well, for a while.

What ended up happening is that I had to ask for forgiveness from those who I have wronged. I know we are forgiven, but it is our human nature to hold onto things. I hold onto guilt. Satan is fast at telling us that we aren’t worthy of forgiveness and that we aren’t nothing. When we allow these thought to enter our hearts and minds, they cause a barrier. In my dream the guilt of things I have done became a sort of prison.

Today or last night, whichever one it is, I have been given the gift of forgiveness, grace and mercy. I don’t know what I was watching or what prayer I was praying at the time, but, I think in a strong sense, God was speaking to me through my dreams because I am a strong-willed person who wants things my way. When I handle things alone, it is disastrous.

In my dream, I was able to ask for forgiveness from those who are no longer here. I was able to confront the demons in my closets and I realized that those demons were of my own making.

I was talking to a friend the other day about how hardened our hearts have become. She was talking about how she felt like she was in this dark place because she is always angry.  I know her heart isn’t hardened. I bring this up because it’s difficult for us to understand how our heart and emotions control us. We let things get in the way of our personal relationship with Christ. P.S. Hardened hearts are covered in my next blog.

OK, so back to my dream. I was able to speak to those people who I have wronged. I was raising my fist to God and wanted to know why I missed be part of the rapture. I was very angry and hurt. Although I was hurt or so, I thought at God, I was having a harder time talking to those that I have hurt in this life.

There came a turning point in my dream. All of those who I have wronged and those who were strangers looked at me and asked what they needed to do so they wouldn’t die. They knew by this time that those who are believers in Christ were taken in the twinkling of an eye. They were looking to me for directions. They knew that I knew what the Bible said because they knew I was a Christian. Even though they couldn’t figure out why I was still there and they were confused. Shortly before I woke up, and my dream was still going on, I felt at peace.

I was able to share with them what the Bible had to say about the rapture and what was going to happen. Once I got past all of the “me” stuff and there was a lot of it, I knew we needed to leave our hiding place.

The city was being surrounded by armies of men and women who were on a mission to kill those who didn’t have the mark of the beast. I prayed to God about what we needed to do in order to save ourselves. We left the house where we thought we were safe. In our hands we held the Bible and some personal items such as clothes and such.

Just moments before I woke up, our group of family members and friends ended up in a secure cabin and we were planning or strategizing how we were going to reach people who didn’t know Christ. We knew that we were on a mission to save as many people that we could. We also knew that if we were caught sharing the Gospel with others that we would die. But, that was a risk we had to take. As I was praying and pleading with God to protect us all, God told me that we need to teach those who don’t know the Gospel the truth so they can be saved. We shouldn’t fear dying since we are going to be alive.

The message that I received in my dream is that time is short. We need to stop wasting our time on things of this world since we are in this world, but not of it. He also made it clear that we only need to ask for forgiveness. His grace and mercy is enough and sufficient. Stop sweating the small stuff.

I’m sure the end times has been on my heart because of the things going on in Houston and around the world. All corners of the earth are having floods, earthquake, fire and tornadoes. I have been praying and thinking about the millions of people who are left homeless.

As I watch how things are unfolding I know that Christ is coming soon. He will be coming anytime now. When I have dreams like this, it is a reminder that we can’t keep putting off the things that we need to do now.

There will be those who deny Christ. we see if happening each and every day. Even when we see these things unfolding in front of our eyes, people have a hard time believing that Christ is coming soon. You can say all day long that it isn’t going to happen and there is no God. While we don’t know the day nor the hour, it will happen and our time could be up. Are you Ready? If you don’t know if you are ready or not, you can message me or I can give you my pastors email address if you need or want to talk to a pastor.

Here are a few verses that talk about the rapture or the second coming. There are o many difference  theories out there and I don’t know which one is correct. All I know is that Jesus is going to be coming anytime now and I want to be sure to be ready.

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 (NIV) 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. Read More..
  • 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 (NIV) 50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— Read More… 

  • Matthew 24 (NIV) (The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times)... Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” Read More… 

Not everyone believes that God speaks to us through dreams. I know that God speaks to me through dreams because it’s easier to get my attention since I get distracted a lot. I know when I have dreams like this one, that there is a higher purpose. I also feel that God was answering my prayers and gave me answers to the whole, how can be worthy of forgiveness since I can’t even forgive myself. Thankfully God is a God of love, grace and mercy. I don’t need to understand everything in order to have it happen.

There will be days of darkness, we see it all around us. Evil deeds are rampant. You don’t have to look very far to see it. When I think about how horrible it is going to be when the tribulation time comes, it boggles my mind. If we think it is bad now, just think about how horrible it will be then. We will see the natural disasters, terrorists (ISIS), evil like we have never seen, wars  and by the looks of it, even more wars are headed our way. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have people pray for God’s help and He isn’t here.

Right before I woke up, the thought that I was left with is that we need to act now and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior before it’s to late. God loves u so much and He has given us more chances than we deserve. God has forgiven us and wants us to live forever. He won’t make a person believe and He doesn’t want us to die.

One part of my dream was with this woman who I don’t know. She couldn’t understand and accept what was happening. The more I would point out to her what the Bible had to say about accepting Him as her Lord and Savior, the more upset she would become.

I explained to her that one of my biggest issues and downfalls is that I want to be the one in control. yeah, I believe in God, but I had the “I got this” attitude. I think it’s funny how God cornered me in my own dream lol. But anyhow, God isn’t going to make us believe. It’s up to us to say yay or nay. Anytime I have tried to control things in my life, things turn ugly really fast. Instead of getting better, things take a drastic turn and gets worse.

When I have dreams like this one, it’s pretty humbling all in all. I had this group of people who I have wronged from the time I was a young child that are looking at me for answers. While I was trying to correct the bad choices I made in life, I realized that only God has the answers. God is a God of love, peace, hope, salvation and a whole host of other things. While I had these horrible people chasing me in my dream in order to force me to take the Mark of the Best, I came to realize that God is there to keep me safe and everyone who believes and has honestly accepted Jesus Christ. Just raising your hands in the air and saying I believe doesn’t cut it. You really have to believe. Lip serious does no good.

As I was waking up, the thought that came to mind is that you need to be ready and so do I. If you;re not ready, you will find that you got left behind.  Don’t be that person.

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