The other night I had a dream in the dream I was dreaming that someone was trying to kill me. I told my sleeping self to wake up before it was too late. Okay most of us have heard that if you die in your dream you die in real life but who really knows if this is true. Now this is not the first dream I have had where I was dreaming inside of a dream but the words I told myself have some insight. When I woke up I did not need someone to interpret the dream I knew the meaning. We are living in a dangerous world and in a time that if we do not wake up and see clearly what is going on all around us we could end up both spiritually as well as physically dead. Scripture tells us to be alert and on guard at all times and that even the elect will be deceived. We need to be aware of the events that are taking place because we may not know the exact time when Jesus will return but He had told us about the things that must first take place before His return. He even told a parable about ten virgins, and how there were virgins who had not been prepared and were not ready when the groom came for his bride and missed their chance. They had no one to blame for this but themselves. There were also the virgins who were prepared and ready when he came and were able to leave with their groom.
We must wake up and be ready before the alarm sounds. It is funny that I say this because I hate it when I wake up before my alarm clock goes off. This is something I did not do before. I actually had three alarms. The first was in my bedroom, then the second in the hall, and the final in the living room. Now I wake up before my alarm goes off and all I want to do is sleep especially since I don’t get much sleep. Yet I know the importance of being alert and being prepared. We cannot afford to be off guard or let ourselves be deceived. Especially those of us who God created for the purpose of being watchmen and intercessors. Wake up, be alert, and be ready.
Luke 21:36 ESV – But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Isaiah 51:9 ESV – Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in days of old, the generations of long ago. Was it not you who cut Rahab in pieces, who pierced the dragon?
1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV – Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
25 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps[a] and went to meet the bridegroom.[b] 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5 As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. 6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7 Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, andthe door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying,‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12 But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.
Acts 2:17 – And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
Amos 3:7 – Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
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: