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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Dreamer Dreamed (A Story that Contains Prophetic Words from God) (Part 6) - Pride -

The Dreamer Dreamed 
- The Visions of Judgment 

(A Story that Contains Prophetic Words from God) (Part 6)

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This is a short story about a young man named Steven who was given dreams from God that reveal truth God has shown me (the writer) that His Church needs to hear. Though this is written as fiction, the words spoken by Jesus are actual words that God showed me. So, this is not just a fictional work. It applies to our current world and to the Church. I encourage you to seek God about this to find out what He would show you about this story.

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The Works of the Law and Pride

Steve was instantly moved to a cave. It was illuminated in the red glow of some lava streams that issued from fissures in the rock walls, and ran in troughs that snaked along the ground. He was careful to avoid stepping in the lava as he took in his new surroundings. Loud screams suddenly shot through the cave and caused Steve to flinch. Some nefarious forms surrounded an object, moving about it, and their bat-like wings obscured it from Steve’s eyes. He could tell now that they were demons. Grey, warty skin penetrated, here and there, through leather-like material that they wore for clothing. Each demon was thrusting a spear into a wooden coffin on the ground. Inside, someone was screaming in pain and cursing.

Then, with quick movements, the evil spirits pulled a man from the coffin and dragged him across the uneven terrain of the cave, up to a pool of lava, which was fed by lava streams. Smoke rose up from the lava pool and ascended into an opening in the ceiling. The demons grabbed all four of the man’s limbs and held him over the lava pool, slowly lowering him closer and closer to the extremely hot, liquid rock. As the man inched closer to the bubbling lava, he began to utter a guttural roar and screamed in pain. The evil creatures slowly moved him closer to the lava. Then, in unison, they abruptly pushed his body into the liquid rock. He screamed louder than Steve had ever heard a man scream before as his body was melted in the intense heat of the lava. He was totally submerged.

In seconds, his head appeared above the churning soup. But, instead of a man’s face, Steve was shocked and horrified to see that his skin, eyes, and muscles were completely gone. A skeleton head was all Steve saw. A skeleton hand and arm shot up through the lava and clenched its fingers. Steve looked away and felt like he wanted to run and hide somewhere from the sight. But, a sense of peace swept over him with the assurance that Jesus was right with him, and understood how he felt.

The demonic creatures reached in with large metal hooks and pulled the skeleton out of the lava. Once they dropped him on the ground, the skeleton man screamed, and wailed, and pounded his bony fists into the ground, cursing God. Somehow, Steve could hear the man curse God, even though all Steve could see was a skeleton with no lungs. But, he remembered that he was seeing a spiritual realm that really existed deep in the earth, which the Bible described in detail throughout its pages. [Click here to check out the "Footnote" in Part 3 about the topic of Hell.]

Then, right before Steve’s eyes, the skeleton man began to grow skin and quickly turned back into a normal-looking man. Ragged, black clothes formed over his body as his skin and body tissues grew back. In about a minute or two, he was back to the way he had looked before being dropped into the lava pool.

Jesus appeared, standing beside Steve, and motioned for the demons to leave. They withdrew into holes in the sides of the cave. The wretched-looking man stood to his feet and glared at Jesus. But, then, he changed his expression to one of great grief, and he dropped to the ground and pleaded with Jesus to bring him up to the surface of earth, and give him back his life.

“Lord,” the man begged, “you know that I served you faithfully for many years. You know I was born-again at a summer camp, and that I became a pastor and an evangelist. I warned people about Hell. I preached to them that they should repent from their sins. Please bring me back to earth. I’ve suffered for decades in Hell. Please, Lord, take me back to earth. I will follow you if you give me back my life.”

Seeing this man’s wretched condition, Steve felt sorry for him and wondered to himself, “Why is such a man in Hell? He was a born-again Christian and a pastor.”

“Mark, you were a pastor and you were an evangelist, and you did witness to people, but you lost your first love. You turned away from My ways, and thought that your own works would satisfy My conditions for holiness and Heaven. You thought your own efforts were good enough. Then, as time went on, you began to perform for Me, doing things I did not ask you to do, and working and ministering, but you did it all out of self-righteousness and pride.

“I convicted you that you must repent and trust only in My blood to save you, and to make you right with Me, but you did not want to trust only in My blood to save you. You believed, after some time, that your own works were really what made you saved. Your pride increased as time went on, and you thought you were above the law. As a pastor, you told men that when they repent from their sins, they must mean it, and that to make sure they mean it, they must give more tithe, and offer up long prayers, and do acts of service for My Kingdom, to make sure that they were truly repentant for their sins.

“But, these works of ‘righteousness’ are actually sinful and self-righteous, because you were teaching these people that these works, and not My precious blood alone, made people righteous and holy before Me. You denied that My blood was all it took to cleanse and save people from their sins. You taught a false gospel, and you became very vain in your imaginations. Your heart was darkened with pride and self-righteousness. You thought that by your own works you could please Me, and truly be given salvation.

“You even taught that salvation was not just by Jesus Christ, but by works of righteousness, which My Word teaches against. You caused many people to go astray from the faith, and to fall away by way of your false doctrines. I shall hold you accountable for your false teachings and for coming against My servants. I sent people to warn you, but you ridiculed them. And, you even cast some out of your Church. You spoke gossip about them and slandered them to your congregation. You found verses that you preached on, which were taken out of context, and away from their original meanings, to bolster your false gospel with something that resembled truth. But, it was a deception that you preached.

“You lied to people and told them that their righteousness only can guarantee their salvation. But, My Word says that there is none righteous, no not one. My Word says that by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. I will hold you, and others like you, accountable for what you have taught the people, and for your choice to reject Me, in favor of your own self-righteousness and false works of service, which you thought were for My Kingdom. I shall not let people like you enter Heaven, unless such people truly repent from their sins, and truly trust in Me for salvation.

“As for your desire to return to earth and obey Me, I cannot permit that, for I see your heart, that you would not trust in My blood on earth, just as you hadn’t trusted in My blood before you died in that accident. Your heart is set in its wicked ways and is very hardened against Me.

“I cannot make your heart softened because I would be going against your free will to decide what you want to do. It saddens Me to see you in this condition, Mark, but you cannot be free from this judgment because you will never change your mind or your heart about your beliefs concerning My Kingdom. If I brought you to Heaven now, you would hate it and plug your ears because you served yourself on earth. Serving Me and doing My will were the farthest things from your carnal and corrupt mind. I cannot let such a person as you enter Heaven, I am sad to say.”

Turning to Steve, Jesus said, with tears in His eyes, “I am sad to see this man in such a state, but he has given himself to the devil, and the devil has the legal right to harass and punish him, because he served the devil by serving his pride and self-righteousness. He served the devil by casting out My servants from his church, and by teaching a false gospel that cannot save. I am very grieved with such as he. Now, we will move on to a new location.”

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