16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; [Joel 2:28-32]
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:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
My dream as of 10/15/14 was a rare spiritually given one, which in my entire life; I have had about three now. In being a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, I do not write these truths which were revealed to me for my personal edification; to be looked upon by others for the sensationalism of them, or that I might be viewed as delusional by a non-believer. As with all things I post, this is about my personal relationship with my Lord. I try and post about firsthand experience, and not “learned up” or “contrived mystical experience”, which I believe is now common in the near death community or worse; are demonically derived experiences which can take the form, of a close counterfeit, to those given to God’s actual sons and daughters. Since Satan was once “the angel of light”, he has no problem with promoting his “dynamic light shows”, to confuse and deceive the elect, away from God and onto himself. My experience with my NDE was so simple, that most have shown little interest in it; as opposed to those who have described spectacular heavenly events; which may or may not have been of God. Please understand, it is not my place to judge (condemn) anyones experience. Yet it is my place, to discern by what spirit someone is of, and dismiss or embrace it as being of God. In short, it has been my experience that God does not normally “use the spectacular” to try and win or communicate with his children. He is simple, and non evasive to the soul; and one who is born again, must be quiet within their human spirit, to be able to discern his voice or presence within them; if and when He should choose to speak to those who are his.
This personality trait of my Lord is simply because he will not violate the free will; which he has freely given to all peoples. To do so would be contrary to who God is, he is not manipulative and or deceptive in nature. Now, with that being said; he will sometimes grace those whose hearts diligently seek him, with some types of spiritual experiences, simply because they are his children, and he wishes to encourage their faith in Him. If the experience in any way, shape or form detracts from drawling his children closer to him: I would venture to say that the experience is not of God, but rather is a distraction away from “a love of the truth of God” (Jesus Christ), so that “they” might be saved. I share to simply draw attention to my Lord, and how he works, for the edification of the brethren, who might be encouraged by my sharing the events of Christ, (the Holy Spirit) within me. It makes no difference to an actual child of God, if that experience is on this side of eternity, or the other.
If we are with him now, we will be with him when absent from our bodies! (2 COR. 5:6) If you cannot see him now working in your life, you are either very spiritually young; or you do not know him, and will not be any closer to him, after your death.
The other night I awoke, after “briefly seeing” into the heavenlies.
The dream was a glimpse into a chamber, or what we would call a “board room of sorts”, today. It was filled with “white as snow, wise old council, having long curly beards” shoulder length hair, all in white robes, (at least the one I could see from the side did).
They were sitting at a long “wooden” table, (wood – the symbol of man) discussing the present day conditions upon the earth, and seemed to be planning just how they would proceed, with the Lord Jesus Christ, his people, and his angels, upon his return to the world.
That’s about it: however the wisdom, confidence and competence of these men, were unlike any natural “board of directors” which I have ever known. They were graced by the all knowing presence of God, and seemed to be discussing what would be the most effective means, in attacking evil head on!
I do not know how long into the future it will take for these events to transpire, and it took about three days, to take root in my natural understanding, concerning what I had seen.
It is like that with the spiritual things of God, and he gives us understanding only when we are able, and he is ready to show us; always within his time.
Most go out and try to “convert the world for Jesus”, but a disciple will simply remain still, until he is sent.
Bro. Roland Dell