|DREAMS CAN HAVE MEANING
Music Download: You Don't Have To Dream
Dreams can be so strange...sometimes making sense;
sometimes not. For example, I recently dreamed I was standing with a man and a child, and the youngster used the word
"builded." I told him I thought the right word was "built," and the next morning, simply out of
curiosity, I checked in the dictionary and found that both are correct. Although he was more right, as “builded”
is the past verb of “build,” while “built” has more to do with form. But why would I dream such
But dreams can have meaning. The Holy Bible has many instances of dreams meaning
life or death to a person or even a nation. Joseph’s brothers called him a dreamer, for his dreams of their sheaves
(hay bales) bowing to his, and his dream of the sun and moon and 11 stars bowed to him (their taking this to mean his parents
and 11 brothers doing so). Then when they sold him and he was taken to Egypt, his dreams of one man being killed by
the king, while another was reinstated, and then his dream of seven years of plenty, followed by seven years of drought, saved
the nation of Egypt and other nations which came to them to buy grain during the drought years.
of course dreams are important in the New Testament, from God appearing to Mary and Joseph to take the child Jesus to Egypt
to save His life, to the prophecy in Acts 2:17 that may pertain to our time now, saying, “And it shall come to pass
in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams (quoting Joel 2:29 in the Old Testament).
These words make us wonder, are not to be ignored. I wonder with you. But one thing is
clear; that the world as we know it will come to an end and we will all stand before God on that great Judgment day, and Christians
will be forever in Heaven, with non-believers in a place that time after time, the Bible calls the flames of a burning hell.
If you haven’t already given your heart to Christ, all it takes is to tell Him sincerely that you’re ready to
live for Him, and do it.
That simple? That simple! “If thou shalt believe in thine
heart that God hath raised Him (Christ) from the dead, thou shalt be saved (Romans 10:9). Doing it will wipe any slate
I’ve noticed that some of my Conquest articles have taken on a new complexion since my wife
went to her new home. I don’t feel the same about passing from this life to the next. I like to use the
term “The Promise” that the Lord gives to everyone…that Christians will immediately be with loved
ones who’ve gone on, when our turn comes.
King David used that consolation we see in 2nd Samuel 12:23,
after his son by Bathsheba died; “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” And of course Jesus
showed the same comfort to us, as He hung on the Cross, when he told the thief hanging beside Him, who had become a believer
there, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
I’ve written about that in an earlier article, but for those of you who didn’t see it, I’ll give
my interpretation of those words by Christ. “Today” means now…assuring us that we won’t be
put in a waiting area until some time in the future. And “shalt thou be with me” means that He will go to
the same place with this person who’s dying at His side.
And the Bible clearly shows that the word “Paradise” and
“Heaven” are the same place. Revelation 2:7 is enough to convince us: “He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which
is in the paradise of God.” And the tree of life serves double duty, also indicating that we’ll eat the
best of foods in Heaven.
The only ones who
should fear death, are those of you who haven’t given your heart to the Lord. I beg you to take care of that,
at this very moment. It’s the only time you’re guaranteed.