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Sobering Dream

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A few days ago I had a sobering dream.  In my dream I was on a hill looking down into a valley/plain.  It was luscious green and had a bright foggy glow to it.  It was incredibly peaceful and reminded me of the “green pastures” that you read about in Psalm 23.  In the pasture there were adult men and women walking around but their heads were down and they were sleeping.  They were dressed real nice.  For instance, one guy was wearing like kacky pants and a tucked in polo shirt.  All the people were in a slumber.  They walked real slow with a slouch and their heads down.  I knew that all that these people ever did was slumber and then when they were awake they would just relax and take it easy.  As I was watching them the Lord gave me revelation in my spirit.  I knew that the Lord was going to slay these people in His anger.  A great fear came over me because I knew the Lord was going to kill them all.  End of dream

When I woke from the dream I knew the Lord was speaking to me about the seriousness and sin of slumbering in Christ.  It was sobering.  The people in the dream were in the “green pasture” that the Lord leads His people too.  Yet these people had fallen asleep and were drunk with comfort and ease.  It reminded me of the part in Pilgrim’s Progress right before Pilgrim gets to the river to cross into glory.  I think it was called the Enchanted lands.  It was a place of beauty and peace that often put men to sleep and kept them from making it all the way to the celestial city.

Some people reading this might think the Lord would never do something like that.  But the Lord brought chastisement and judgment on believers in the Corinthian church who were taking the Lords supper in an unworthy manner:

1Co 11:29  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
1Co 11:30  For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

1Co 11:31  For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
1Co 11:32  But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

God will judge slumbering Christians.  He will warn them, chastise them, give them sickness, and sometime even take their life.  What could be worse than putting your faith in Jesus, having Him forgive your sins, and then you neglect the salvation you have received of the Lord, fall into a deep worldly deluded slumber, and then get judged, unto death, by the very Lord that saved you and that you say you follow.

As I thought about this dream these other verses came to mind:

Amo 6:1  Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!

2Co 6:1  We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

When believers “are at ease in Zion”, have no burden from and for the Lord and His kingdom, living a comfortable life that’s no different from the world, they are certainly receiving the grace of God in vain.  What a sin it is to be purchased by the blood of Christ, be made a new creation, receive the Holy Spirit, and then spend your life in a drunken deluded slumber talking about the peace of God and the joy of the Lord, all the while really living for yourself, not carrying your cross, basically “asleep in the light” (as the Keith Green songs says).  This is the condition of many today.  Remember what the Lord says in Corinthians:  1Co 11:31  For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.  Judge yourself by the word of God.  Let it show you your true condition.  Are you slumbering?

God let me see the condition of many believers and let me know how He feels about it.  Slumbering believers will be judged by God for taking His grace in vain.  I take this as a warning and exhortation to my own soul…that I might be found diligent and faithful in the things of God.  Time is short.  I pray you won’t be found slumbering.  God knows that many are.

Rom 13:11  And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
Rom 13:12  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Rom 13:13  Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
Rom 13:14  But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Written by Sean Scott

May 2, 2011 at 3:02 am

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  1. I believe that dream is from the LORD, brother.

    Recently, listening to a David Wilkerson audio, i was reminded of 1 Cor 10, whole chapter, and how sobering it is:

    1 Cor 10:12 Therefore let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

    ian vincent

    May 6, 2011 at 11:23 am

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