This morning I awoke from one of my dreams, but I realized I had not “left” the dream. It continued on as I heard the breathing and snores of my family from their places of rest, viewed what time it was. I lay there as the scenes went in and out.
I felt the warm tears upon my face. The dream had been personally emotional. My life was being upturned in the dream.
The beginning of the dream was being spent in eastern Vermont, but moments later I was transitioned to an area of Vermont on the western side that I had not been in for many, many years. I was being questioned by an administrator of a program to “help” people. He asked me if I trusted him. My answer was short and to the point. “No” I replied. I said “I believe that you believe you are helping people. But you really are not. You are taking away their freedoms driving them to a system that ‘cares’ for them that would never have been needed to be implemented had you not removed their liberties.”He asked me if I ever had been homeless. I said I had and in the dream I began to cry. In moments I was reminded of losses and things that left me homeless, foodless and penniless. I did not “trust” this man but felt compelled to answer. I had been removed from my home and put in a situation outside of my control.
When I awoke from the dream the Lord reminded me of another dream I had recently had. In that dream I had been brought through thick woods and foliage to get to one of the highest places on earth I had ever seen or imagined. I remember thinking at the time of the dream, this is amazing. As I was lead to a house in that dream, the old castle sat in disrepair. The view was amazing but the castle was in need of serious upkeep.
As I came down to get my cup of coffee, the emotions still flashing through my system, I said out loud, “Lord, I am not worried or anxious, but I truly struggle with the fact that so many who have worked so hard, invested so much, given what they had are going through what they are.”
I do not want to make anything political, but as I read headlines that say “80 is the new 60” and I read of the plight of the homeless and the aged, I knew I heard that “the blood cries out to the Lord.” (Genesis 4:10) As food shelves empty and cries for help abound, the hope for the nations lives in His people.
We are ready for one of the greatest moves the world will ever see. Each day the expansion of the kingdom increases. Your actions today in fact, determine your results tomorrow.
There are two “remembers” that I believe the Lord is speaking about.
- Remember where you were “hewn” from (Isaiah 51:1) for there is a heritage from the Father
- Remember your journey for it testifies of the goodness of the Lord (Zechariah 4:10)
We are in fact, a “chip off the old block” carrying the nature and DNA of the Lord Jesus. We have the ability to restore and refresh, to aid and to help. If you are waiting for a day when you have “something” to give you have forgotten how “great out God is.” For today is the day to do more than touch the “hem of His robe” but this is in fact the day to be a life changer.
In the dream I was reminded of the lives in “boxes” throughout the nations. Yesterday I sat with my grandchildren looking at the garbage dumps occupied by children and the families disfigured by leprosy and disease.
I sit here and think of that “castle in the sky” held back from great glory by misuse and disuse and I think we have to see ourselves as the Lord sees us. For when we truly see ourselves as the one the Father loves, we know that we can be in that “castle” for it is the Lord who has given us ALL authority over sickness, disease and poverty. (In fact He may be waiting for us to deal with the bad “politics” and situations of the world…)
For years we have heard we cannot stay in a “mountain top” experience but must return to the valley. At this stage of life I disagree. We were told that so we would stay “humble” and not think to highly of our selves but the Bible says “For by the grace (unmerited favor of God) given to me I warn everyone among you not to estimate and think of himself more highly than he ought [not to have an exaggerated opinion of his own importance], but to rate his ability with sober judgment, each according to the degree of faith apportioned by God to him.” (Romans 12:3) I agree…think highly of the Lord and He will exalt you. Because when we try to keep everyone equal and pushed down, doing the “same” thing we do not see the body (at all!) as the expression of God but as a rule driven society.
See yourself as you are as he has made you!
I am made in His fashion, destined for greatness because He is great. To think less of myself is not humble but prideful for the scriptures tell me “apart from Him I can do nothing.”
Today I will enjoy the company of family. For me the more the merrier. I think the Lord feels a lot like that. He loves to see His children. He loves their exploits, He loves their laughter, He embraces them and enjoys them.
We are saved by grace, we move by grace and we are empowered by grace. If we desire people to see Him through us then our actions will be actions of one who have been with the King!
It is a day of celebration! The King is here because we are here! Lift up your heads o’ you gates, for the king of glory HAS COME IN!