As you may well guess, it is hard to sleep when you have the Holy Spirit consuming your mind and dreams. I asked him what should I do? He told me to get up and write these things down so everyone will know. It took me two hours to finally get out of bed and do what he told me to do, but here I am and this is what I want to tell you.
Knowing God is not a thing that happens by osmosis, you must ask him to forgive you and invite him into your life. You don’t one day walk into a church and poof you are a Christian, just the same way you don’t one day walk into a garage and poof you are a Chevy. It is a little more involved than that. Every Christian today who have that one on one relationship with Jesus had to ask and they had to invite for them to become. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” You might ask, “just what exactly does that mean?” I am so glad you asked. It means that unless you have a one on one relationship with him and invite him into your heart, you have nothing.
Let me tell you another dream I had about twenty-five years ago when I first got into the ministry. In the middle of the night, much like last night, God woke me up in a dream telling me just about the same thing but with a slight twist. He was going to make it so I could understand it and it was something that I have never forgotten and still to this day talk about.
“I saw myself ministering in a church, and as I was preaching, there was this elderly woman sitting in the front row. I could not stop looking at her no matter how hard I tried. Each time I would turn away, and each time God would bring my attention right back to her. I finally said, “God what is it about this woman that you want to tell me?” He began to speak to me and he said, “This woman has been in church her entire life. She is here every time the doors are open. She does good in the community and is a very nice person, but when she dies, she will not get into Heaven.” This shocked me and I said to him, “What do you mean? You mean to tell me that this little old lady is bound for hell?” His reply was simple but to the point. He said, “That is exactly what I am telling you.” I asked him to explain further what the point was. He said, “The reason she will not enter Heaven is because she has never invited me into her life and asked for forgiveness.””
It was at that point I woke up and with a better understanding about the importance of asking for forgiveness and accepting Jesus into your life. The Bible says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” The dream was only an example to teach me the importance of John 14:6, but it is an example that will be with me every day of my life. That is why I feel that same importance right now, because God gave me a dream about my friends and family and there is no way I want to have either that lost.
If you don’t know Jesus as your personal Savior, or you once knew him and have turned away for whatever reason, or maybe you fall into that category of thinking you know him but have never really said, “Jesus come into my life and forgive me” The opportunity is right now. The Bible is true in every way and what you read in it has depth and meaning. Jesus gave you the, what it takes to get to Heaven, when he said in the scripture that he was the way, the truth and the life and that if you wanted to go to Heaven and be with the Father that you must accept him, then why not? In case you didn’t already know this, God loves you more than you will ever know and he proved it by sending his only Son to die on a cross just for you. God gave the ultimate gift for you and in doing so gave you the only path to himself through Jesus.
Consider it today! Think hard about what I have said and don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Like God, I love you too and I want to see each and every one of you in Heaven one day. Jesus loves you and made it easy for you, so why don’t you ask him right now into your life and ask him to forgive you. Do that and then you will know that you know. Don’t let the enemy fool you into thinking that because you do good that is all it takes to get to Heaven, Jesus made it clear and nothing changes that fact.
Thank you for letting me share my dream with you and I want to let you all know, I am praying for you.