Sword and Stones

Aug 13th, I got a dream.

A. In my dream, I saw myself flying with a very big and heavy sword I was carrying.

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Through it, I was able to fly. People who see me started to envy me, because they could not fly as I could. They started throwing stones at me, but the sword enabled me to avoid them, it’s as if my strength and ability is like Wonder-woman’s. I enjoy the scene that no matter how quick or as numerous the stones were being thrown at me, the quicker I could move, avoid and fly safe. 

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WISDOM:

THE WORD OF GOD STANDS FOREVER

“The word of God is quick, and powerful (alive and active), and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. ” (Hebrews 4:12)

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For,

All people are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of the Lord endures forever.” (1 Peter 1:22-25)

No one can defeat or stand against the Word of God.

This week, I have been battling in my mind; t’was a constant battle—flesh against spirit or carnal mind versus the mind of God. I’ve been under this attack though trying my best to please God, to live righteously and holy.

BE HOLY

Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” (1 Peter 1:1-13-19)

And so I relate my dream with my current situation. The sword in my dream could protect me from harm. That sword is the Word of God. It directs, guides, corrects and rebukes me. Thus, if I disobey or don’t follow God’s Word (not using the Sword), I expose myself to danger.

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B. Another scene in my dream: One of my country’s former senator was able to pass a law of having our organization abolished and successfully set a date for all the members killed if found. It’s as if in the book of Esther wherein the Jews been sold to be totally annihilated. I asked my parents help, asking them not to tell anyone of my membership of that organization or else my life would be in jeopardy. I bid bye to them in advance that made them so sad. So they tried their best to protect me. Yet, in a blink of an eye, a T-shirt printed with my former organization’s name and logo was worn out by me without my knowledge. It just appeared instantly. Soon, some people notice my shirt and so the story starts with me running away for my life. They started to chase me, trying to kill me because of that T-shirt!

By the way, the printed words which appears on the garment I was wearing (in my dream) were ALPHA and OMEGA. This means the FIRST and the LAST. No one else bears that title but the Lord God Almighty Himself. I realized in my dream that I was among those whose persecuted because of His Name…because I’m part of it ….carrying His name.

READ: 1 Peter 1:4-7, “and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

Nevertheless, I felt ashamed of myself like Peter when he tried to save his life and deny his identity with Jesus Christ, but I was divinely expose through the garment I wear.

Hiding your identity is as trying to cover the light, yet the light can’t be covered or hid because it still glows more even in the dark.

Luke 8:17, “For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.”

To God be the glory!

 

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