Hey guys! Have you ever had a rapture dream? I asked on facebook if anyone has ever had a rapture dream and this was the best response:
“Yes! It was a turning point in my walk with Christ. In my dream Jesus was descending and people were running away and screaming. They were looting and rioting in the streets. But I was absolutely mesmerized. I could not look away. I had an overwhelming sense of joy. I fell to my knees and worshiped him. Then I woke up and read the story of the 10 virgins. I thought “it’s time to get ready!”
I agree. It’s time to get ready.
Here is my rapture dream that was a turning point in my own life as well:
Tonight I happened to see this Rapture dream youtube video. It caught my eye because it was shared on my birthday. There were some interesting correlations with my own dream. She shares other talks about how the Lord reveals out need for a pure heart or we will be vulnerable to being devoured by the enemy.
Ask the Lord to look into your heart to see if it is pure. Then do what you must do. Be merciless toward your sin. Stop making excuses for something that hates you and wants to drag you to hell.
At a Bible study recently we looked at this passage from Matthew 18:
About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”
2 Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. 3 Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. 4 So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
5 “And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf[a] is welcoming me. 6 But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.
7 “What sorrow awaits the world, because it tempts people to sin. Temptations are inevitable, but what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting. 8 So if your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one hand or one foot than to be thrown into eternal fire with both of your hands and feet. 9 And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.[b]
10 “Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father.[c]
Parable of the Lost Sheep
12 “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? 13 And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that didn’t wander away! 14 In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish.
So deal brutally with what is destroying you. Jesus is using strong language to make a strong point. You cannot have God and sin too. They are incompatible. God demands we part ways with sin. 1 Corinthians 6 says this:
“Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. 11 Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
So please call on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and he will cleanse you and make you holy. That’s what the Holy Spirit does! Come be reconciled with God and gain a pure heart! The only ones who enter God’s kingdom are those who have “washed their robes in the lambs blood”. It’s a metaphor for working it out with Jesus through trusting completely in his sacrifice. Making that exchange with Christ on the cross for yourself. All your sin for all his righteousness.
“Sin” is anytime you function as a negation of the intended design of who you are – that which is apart from your essential design and identity of love (source). You were created in God’s image. He is love. You are love. Anything God defines as sin, fornication, pornography, drunkenness, greed, etc… must be discarded for the truth. You are love. And sin isn’t what love does. Haven’t we all figured that out by now?
Be Holy! Holy is your essential design and identity of love. Holy is fullness of joy! Holy is Peace.
But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do, 16for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 17Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives in reverent fear during your temporary stay on earth (1 Peter 1:16-18)