Visions and dreams are not unusual. Many are so deep and filled with guidance that they literally change lives. This is a recent vision I would like to share with you.
Christians have been under persecution since the days of Jesus. Almost daily we learn of complete families being tortured and martyred by those who worship false gods and have no respect for the Children of the true God. Isn't it amazing how our Heavenly Father can love even the ones who commit these brutal acts?
As Christians pray for present-day martyrs; we also contend with the disturbing question of, where are their deliverers, the ones who could stop this terrible injustice?
I had been praying relentlessly for the protection of those in danger, and I believe the Lord sent this vision as a reminder that even in situations beyond our ability, He is always in control.
In this vision, I was standing on a hill overlooking a vast expanse of land where a great number of Christian martyrs were gathered.
At first, I could only see a distant mass of what appeared to be hundreds of thousands, or perhaps millions of Christians who had been martyred since the time of Jesus.
Then, the view gradually drew nearer, until the people were close enough to see their faces.
I expected to see the most miserable, sad, and hopeless people ever; instead was an indescribably awesome scene of triumph, joy, and total bliss.
It was both contradictory and confusing until I noticed that they were all looking toward a mountain, that was to my right.
A city was on that mountain, and at the top of the mountain was a bright light, as bright as the sun.. and in that light was the face of Jesus.
Their gaze upon Him conveyed an unspeakable love and adoration that cannot be put into words.
Being with Jesus had more than compensated for the terrible trials they had been forced to endure on earth.
Jesus had taken their pain and misery and replaced it with His triumphal Glory, and now they would spend eternity with Him
"Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also" (John 14:19, KJV).
What a wonderful Savior!
"Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you, If they kept My word, they will keep yours also." (John 15:20).
Why is it so difficult for our educators and society, in general, to understand that love and respect for one another taught from a young age can solve much of the world's hostility and social problems!
"Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it" (Prov 22:6).
Love is the answer!
True loyalty springs from the heart and is wrapped in love. It is often in our most private moments that true loyalty, or the lack of it, is made known.
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