In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (Jn. 1:1-5)
While listening to someone preach on the subject of sinners, a vision manifested. I was looking out from somewhere and into what appeared to be *outer* space. But there were no bright shining stars – only profound blackness. In the center of this expansive blackness something caught my attention. Something written in white appeared to be suspended there. Suddenly, the written Word became readable. It read: “Ungodly“! This morning I awoke to hear the Word: “Revelation”. It meant that the vision would be ‘revealed’ on two levels:
‘Outer’ Darkness: Revelation #1
The written Word was recognized as truth, righteousness and Light. It was recognized that this was a work of the Holy Spirit who always confirms GOD’S Word:
Jesus said: “But when the king (speaking of Himself) came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?‘ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into *outer* darkness: there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth’. For many are called but few are chosen.” (Mat. 22:11-14)
“But the sons of the (worldly and the fallen) kingdom will be cast out into *outer* darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Mat. 8:10-12)
“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor *of a particular sexual orientation*, nor offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. ” (1 C or. 6:9-10)
To live in unbelief, to be polluted with sin, the world and with self has tragic consequences – it creates separation from the Light which is GOD. A separation so profound and so intense that Jesus compared it to the gnashing of teeth. Dear Readers, yesterday’s vision confirms Jesus’ Word and dire warning about those who live in unconfessed sin and unbelief! There is a real place of deep blackness reserved for the Ungodly! Clearly and without doubt, the Lord is sending the world warnings and the messages are intensifying. Perhaps because something is fixing to happen soon – The Rapture? A cataclysmic disaster? A great latter day miracle? The unfolding of tribulation? Whatever the reason, the Lord is witnessing His Word as a testimony to the world. He is calling unbelievers and sinners to His Son and to repent so they can avoid this awful place. It is also a critical call to pray for lost souls; so that they will turn from sin and receive His Light while time is still a commodity. There is help available for sinners; for everyone!
(I am reminded of a vivid and colorful dream in which I saw someone who was caught in the vice-grip of addiction and the lifestyle that comes with that; someone who had been snared by the world for what appeared to be the remainder of his adult life. Yet, at the time of his passing he walked inside a beautiful blue shining star. Without doubt, he had timely made his peace with GOD. Praise the Lord! Take care not to judge another unfairly or without sound judgment; no one knows what is inside another person’s heart – only the Lord knows.)
No Stars: Revelation #2
It became apparent to me this morning why there were no bright shining stars in this outer darkness. Not only was this intense black space indicative of the fallen one’s kingdom of darkness, it symbolized that the ungodly cannot be counted as stars of the New Covenant. That is to say, they cannot be counted as heirs of a Covenant that had been established with Abraham and was later ratified by Jesus Christ. It makes sense that they will neither return on the new earth in the established lands of Israel’s new commonwealth which includes Jews and Gentiles alike. (Cf. Amos 9:11-12 and Rom 11. )
“And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven: I will give to your descendants all these lands: and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed: because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept my charge, My commandments, My statues and My laws.” (Gen. 26:3-5)
“That in blessing I will bless thee (Abraham) and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed because you have obeyed my Voice.” (Gen. 22:17-18)
“The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob (Israel); and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins. (Only available through Jesus Christ who gives Life and Light to the stars – to men. After great tribulation, Israel will eventually recognize her Messiah) (Rom. 11:26-27)
The Good News! Sin is Reversible
I greatly encourage Unbelievers and even professed Believers to introspectively take stock of themselves and to study GOD’S Holy-Spirit inspired Word. It will speak to your mind, your heart, your conscience. Do not be misled by false doctrines, misleading religious counsels and by the enticements of this material world. It is imperative that Believers have a personal and intimate relationship with the Lord during these latter days. He is the Light of the world that gives light and life to the stars – to men! He is awesome, good and merciful! Even still, time runs. And to protract a great design is to put it in jeopardy. Make haste carefully.
“And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Cor. 6:9-20)
Keep the Faith! Remain in His Light, it gives Life!