If you have not read “I Had a Dream, Part 1, you will want to read that first.
He asked me if I understood all the things I had seen, and I told Him, “no, I am very confused over it all”. Then He proceeded to explain what I had seen.
All the things you saw around the shore, like the hotels, casinos, movie theatres and parties, the restaurants of every kind, the bowling alleys, dance clubs, colossal financial institutions and skyscrapers, the amusement parks and water slides, the street vendors and musicians all around, ARE THE CARES AND THE THINGS OF THE WORLD.
The beautiful large and deep lake that you saw that was full of brilliant and strange looking creatures. The one whose surface was like glass and had the cool and gentle breeze that blew against you, THAT IS GOD’S KINGDOM.
The people that you saw that were scurrying around all the buildings, and happenings that surround the lake, ARE THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD,
The people you saw dipping their toes in the water, but quickly pull them out and leave ARE THOSE WHO HEAR THE WORD OF THE KINGDOM AND DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT, THEN THE WICKED ONE COMES AND SNATCHES AWAY WHAT WAS SOWN IN THEIR HEART.
The people you saw who waded out a little further, but ran out when they saw a wave coming, ARE THOSE THAT HEAR THE WORD AND IMMEDIATELY RECEIVE IT WITH JOY; YET THEY HAVE NO ROOT IN THEMSELVES, BUT ENDURES ONLY FOR A WHILE. FOR WHEN TRIBULATION OR PERSECUTION ARISES BECAUSE OF THE WORD, IMMEDIATELY THEY STUMBLE.
The people you saw who ventured into the water up to their ankles, some up to their knees and some up to their waists ARE THOSE WHO HEAR THE WORD, BUT THE CARES OF THIS WORLD AND THE DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES CHOKE THE WORD, AND HE BECOMES UNFRUITFUL. (This is the place where so many people fall)
The people you saw who entered the water and didn’t look back. The ones who dove under and totally submerged themselves in the water. Those that came up with such a look of contentment on their faces. The ones that though they had lived hard lives and been through a lot, seemed to be so at peace after submerging themselves in the water, THEY ARE THE SAINTS OF GOD, THE ONES WHO HEAR THE WORD AND UNDERSTAND IT, WHO INDEED BEAR FRUIT AND PRODUCE SOME A HUNDEREDFOLD, SOME SIXTY, AND SOME THIRTY.
Then He asked me, “Mike, why do so many of you struggle so”. “You submerge yourself in the depth of the water then keep walking in the direction of the currents that tend to drag you back to the shore”.
“You live in a day and age that seems to make your walk with God so challenging.” “Do you know why that is”, He asked me. “No, I said as I looked down sheepishly. “It’s because you let the busy ness of this world come between you and Me.”
Instead of reading the word in the morning, you get up as late as possible where you have to rush off to work, or put on the news and close Me out. Instead of taking time during the day to go into your room and pray, you find other things to busy yourself with. Instead of making the last thing you do before going to sleep, spending time with Me, you end your day with the news drinking in the horrors and sadness of the day. Instead of going to sleep with the Word in your heart, you go to sleep with the worries of the world on your mind and weariness in your spirit.
Then He put His hands on my shoulders, looked me strait in the eye and said, “Tell as many as will listen, to come to Me. I know you all labor and are heavy laden; but I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” “You must stop trying to find time for Me, or fit Me in; you must make time for Me.
I then woke up and felt compelled to share this dream with you all. You see, what I learned from this dream is what I already knew, that God must become number one in our lives.
God must be more important than your husband, more important than your wife, more important than your son or daughter, more important than your mother or father, more important than your boss or your job, your friends, your hobbies, your fun. God must be paramount in your life or you run the risk of being lukewarm in the eyes of God.
Stop trying to find time for God. Make time for Him!