GINNING UP MY FAITH
Yesterday morning (6/30/14) I woke up from a disturbing dream. I heard a voice shouting loudly: “We are the Islamic Caliphate and we have not only taken over Iraq, but the whole world” . Then still laying in bed I felt and saw an ugly, hole-ridden yellow blanket fall over me and the whole world. I desperately tried to flip it off me but don’t remember that happening. I even put my fingers through some of the holes to tear it but that didn’t work. I was hopelessly caught up in it. It was terrifying to think I would ever be living under Sharia law.
Not long after the 9/11 attack I had a different dream. I was standing in a line with others before a muslim woman sitting at a table. She had papers and talked to each person in turn. It was like we were checking in or something. Later I was on a city bus. The driver was a muslim man. As we approached each stop he would yell out the name of the street. All the streets now had Arabic names. My whole world was forever changed.
Why do these dreams inspire fear within me?
Are we not told in the scriptures that we are as sheep going to the slaughter? Will a day come when I am ordered to deny Yeshua or die? Am I ready to die for His sake? Did He not die for my sake? If I believe I am saved by grace through faith in Yeshua and that I will forever live with Him in the heavenlies, there really isn’t anything to fear.
Here are some bible verses about the end times:
2 Timothy 3:1-5 – This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
Matthew 24:7 – For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Luke 21:11 – And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Matthew 24:6 – And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
1 Timothy 4:1 – Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Matthew 24:21-22 – For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
2 Peter 3:3 – Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
Luke 21:25 – And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Revelation 1:3 – Blessed [is] he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time [is] at hand.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Romans 13:11 – And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.
I believe this age is winding down. These are the last days. The whole earth is in travail as a woman in childbirth. The birth pangs continue to come in increasing waves, each with greater intensity than the previous one.
Well thankfully these negative feelings have past. I am at peace in my mind and soul. My faith has been strengthened and I will not be afraid……ever again.