Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
I have a serious question to ask you...How close to the world do you want to live?
Ponder that for a while if you will and I will address it later.
"Your old men shall dream dreams."
Well, I would like to say I had a vision but, not being a young man, I have to go with the facts...I'm an old man.
I had a dream!
It was so disturbing and realistic that it woke me from my sleep.
I had to get up and go to my computer and write it down before I forgot it.
I was sickened by it and it stayed on my mine, even unto today, as vivid as the night I dreamed it.
I never learned how to dance, so the fact that this dream took place on a dance floor escaped me.
One thing is for sure. I know this dream was from God, not the results of the dinner I ate or the late night snack I scavenged.
I don't believe this dream was a results of the events of my day or something I saw on TV that night.
It was a clear message from God!
Stay with the one who took you to the dance!
That was the conclusion of the dream.
In my dream, it started out well.
I was in a fancy ballroom, or something like that, and I was on the dance floor moving with grace and agility with the one who took me to the dance.
It was so lovely there. The music was so gratifyingly pleasant and my being was filled with joy.
I was so content and full of bliss.
That's why I had a hard time explaining what happened next.
While swirling about on the dance floor my eye was distracted by a beautiful young lady that had just showed up at the dance.
I noticed her when she come in but I was so into my dance partner that I only glanced her way.
Yet, as the music seemed to pick up and break into a fast dance, I became more aware of this seductive young lady.
She seemed to have eyes only for me.
Her gaze was intoxicating.
Her smile spoke to me like the mystical Medusa.
I felt myself pulling away from the one who took me to the dance.
My heart was pounding in my chest so loud that it was deafening.
My breathing became heavy and I almost felt faint.
It was then that I totally let go of my companion and was swept into the waiting arms of this temptress.
The music got so much louder, as if it was pulsating with my own heartbeat.
My ears were popping like when the altitude changes.
I was being swirled around the dance floor at a terrifying pace.
The lights were flashing like strobe lights and then I saw the seducer for the first time for who it was.
The beautiful temptress morphed into the most grotesque and sickening being I had ever seem.
It's smile was horrifying.
I was thrown about like a rag doll and I began to change into something liken to this monster who was in total control of me, by then.
When it became clear to me that my soul was being stolen away by Satan himself, I fell on my face...
I hear a faint sound that seemed to prevail through all the confusion and noise around me...
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, calling all sinners... come home.
It was then, I heard a scream...
The scream came from me. I was pleading for Jesus to save me.
I felt a sudden release from the tight grip Satan had on me and I was lifted to my feet by an unseen force.
There, in the center of the dance floor stood the lover of my soul.
The bright light of the glory of the Lord had dispersed the darkness that has enveloped me.
He gentle wiped the tears from my eyes and dispelled the fear.
I was redeemed and restored...and I knew it!
Somewhere along the way I had been seduced by the world.
I took my eyes off Christ for just a moment and I was lured away.
It was my choice.
I knew better, but I was weak.
I got a real look at evil, up close and personal.
It was so ugly and grotesque, when seen through open eyes.
I don't ever want that to happen to me again.
And, what is more, I don't want that to happen to anyone, especially those I know and love.
I think I am a better servant of God's for my experience.
God said in Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose."
I know I have a calling on my life!
Each of us who call on the name of the Lord, has a calling.
Do you know what yours is?
Are you dancing with the Devil?
Have you left the One who took you to the dance?
There is a way back but it takes...repentance.
There is no forgiveness without repentance.
Now, back to that question I asked you at the beginning...
How close to the world do you want to live?
There is a real Heaven and a real Hell.
One of them will be your abode for eternity.
Choose you this day whom you will serve.
I put my eternal soul in jeopardy.
Praise God, He was real in my heart and stayed at the dance waiting for me to come back to Him.
How close to the world do you want to live?
Will you be lured by the Seducer into the eternal Lake of Fire?
If you find yourself being swirled around the floor in a maddening mix of confusion, ugliness, and debaucherous sin...
Don't whisper help...scream..."help me Jesus!"
Let Jesus be your dance partner and He will guide you smoothly through this dance called...LIFE.
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