Sept 1st 2016
KEEP STRIVING TO ENTER IN AT THE STRAIGHT GATE!
Approximately 4 days ago I had a rapture dream. I was on the fence about sharing it, but I decided to anyway because I want you all to know that I’m not perfect nor am I better than anyone else.
I’m just a humble servant of the Lord seeking to do His will on earth. I’ve learned not to care what people think of me, but only what He thinks of me and if I am doing everything I should be doing!
Anyway, this dream was very brief and came after watching something on YouTube.
I was testing the spirits and asked the Lord if any of it was true to give me a rapture dream, and also to let me know where I stand.
I went to sleep and had a dream that same night. I was standing outside and it was dark out. The rapture happened very quickly, and I saw souls just shooting upwards like beams of light. I was just waiting and waiting it seemed for my turn, and then before I knew it I too went up…however, it was conveyed to me at the same time without spoken words that I “barely” made it. -END OF DREAM-
That was it!
I awoke and was left to ponder for a couple days. There was no explanation or anything as to why I had barely made the rapture, but it was my answer nonetheless…I began to ask myself what can I do better, and what is it that I am not doing now that I should be?
This troubled me to say the least, because no one wants to barely make heaven! I did not like feeling mediocre…So over that time of thinking one thing came to mind which was that I need to do more evangelizing (other than online) to complete strangers. You know, just people that I see in passing or while I’m in the store. These are golden opportunities that each of us have to bring Salvation to the lost, but how many of those chances are missed?
Every person deserves to at least hear the Gospel, whether or not you think they are too busy to stop for a few minutes and talk to you, or they just want to get on with their day.
How many souls have perished on our account because we walked past them and didn’t tell them about Christ? How much of their blood is on our hands as Christians?
So although I thought I was doing everything I am supposed to be doing, the Lord was revealing to me that there is always room for improvement! I understood even more so how truly NARROW the gate is!
I also thought about the scripture that says it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get into heaven. That is why we have to STRIVE to get through it. Otherwise, we could just waltz our way in, but we know that we are to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling! (Philippians 2:12).
Well after beating myself up a bit about my own flaws during that time of self reflection, I decided to take a short nap to give it all a rest…As I was laying down but not fully asleep, the Lord visited me.
I didn’t have to open my eyes to know that it was Him. He let me know that He still loves me by hugging me 3x, each time more intense than the first. He knows just what each of us need to keep pressing forward! We are all loved and important despite our shortcomings. The Lord is Faithful! I thank God that with Christ all things ARE possible, and that He will perfect that which concerns us ?.
Luke 13:24 ? “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.”