How are you? I’m well.
On September 9th, I had a dream and woke up to go to the restroom. I knew I had a dream, but I was not able to recall anything. I asked the Lord to help me recall the dream. Interestingly, it came into my memory. Though I was not able to remember one hundred percent of the dream, I was very amazed to recall it. In addition, I was able to recall what the Lord had said in the dream.
In the dream, I saw my ex-colleague. In reality, he was married, but he always mingled with single ladies. It was quite known to many including the General Manager in Korea organization, as it was quite noticeable that he likes single ladies in the office. I had the impression that he was a playboy. I knew he used to be a Christian; he has backslid. In that dream, I saw him, and I had a kind of thought that he was hopeless. My heart attitude was like: “He is a playboy. He is simply carnal!” but I was able to recall what the Lord said to me, “Don’t give up on those whom I don’t give up on!” It sounded like a wake-up call to me. It lingered quite long in my mind, while I was still sleeping.
When I woke up, I felt that the Lord didn’t want me to judge others, although they seemed to be backsliders, or to be committing terrible sins. Rather, I must have His heart toward them and lead them to the Lord.
It was later in the day that I was reminded of the Scriptures from Acts chapter ten which I read the other day. It was where Peter saw a vision of unclean animals and heard the Lord say “What God has cleaned you must not call common” three times, and the Holy Spirit made him meet the Gentiles to preach the gospel. I felt what the Lord spoke to me during the dream was very similar to what He had said to Peter. It sounded like: “What God has pardoned you must not call sinners!”
Then, I was also reminded of the chapter “His Name is Forgiveness” that I read in a David Wilkerson’s book, “Knowing God by Name” the other day. I felt He wanted to remind me that He is the God who forgives.
Later, on September 19th, I had a dream where I saw a very famous healing minister’s worship service. In reality, I don’t like him at all, ever since I read an article with a picture of a female pastor and him walking in Italy or somewhere else, holding one another’s hands. They were both well known, and the picture was taken when the lady pastor was divorced to her second husband, but he was still married. I’ve never listened to their sermons before. I thought I would not waste my time listening to their teachings, as I believed they were such hypocrites. Every time I saw the male minister’s video pop up online, I simply clicked the button “Do not recommend.” But then, in the dream, I saw his ministry’s gathering from the back behind the audience. I saw a golden light above the altar and the congregation. While I was watching the glory of God in their gathering, I felt that the Lord was trying to speak to me again, “Do not judge those I pardoned.”
Then, while I was writing these dreams for my blog, the Lord reminded me of one of my ex-colleagues in my Singapore time. It was a few days or weeks after I was baptized by the Holy Spirit. I got to know that one of the top managements in the organization would leave the company soon. Rumor had it that he was fired. Many people including me believed the rumor to be true, given his capability, work ethics, and so forth. He was a married man, but he was very close to a few single female employees in his department. It was very noticeable to many employees in the office. Not only that, but some employees had animosity against him, and I heard one employee say he would like to kill that manager. But this manager who was about to leave the company was a professing Christian, and it made Christian employees including me embarrassed. I myself didn’t really like him at all, as I felt he was very condescending and cunning. However, after the Holy Spirit baptism, I felt my heart change. I was surprised to find I was compassionate toward him, especially when the rumor said he would be fired. Then, one morning after listening to the Words on prophesying to the dry bones in Ezekiel 37, and I prayed in tongue, suddenly, I saw a vision of him and I standing together, and I shared a message with him. After the prayer in the morning, I went to work. When I went out from the main gate of the office to go to restroom, an elevator door opened, and it was a moment of “Lo, behold, the manager came out of the elevator.” Both of us just stopped, seeing one another and saying hello. It was exactly what I saw in the vision during my prayer. Immediately, I was prompted that I should share the Words from Ezekiel 37. I said to him, “Umm, I think the Lord wants me to share the Words I listened to earlier this morning with you. While I was praying, I saw two of us standing here exactly like this.” And he was very receptive and attentive to what I was saying. He brought out his mobile phone, to open the mobile Bible application in it. I explained the background of the message and shared what I was told by my late pastor in the sermon: though the Israelites sinned and went to exile, the Lord didn’t give up on them. And He made Ezekiel prophesize over the dry bones to give them breath. After listening to me, he said “thanks” to me, and I felt it was genuine. That was not the end. Our Lord showed me another vision where I shared His message in his office. And it also came to pass that I shared His words from the book of Joshua in his office, before he left the company for good. A few months later, I had a chance to see him, as he stopped by the office. He said to me, “Thank you for the Words you shared. They encouraged me a lot at that time.”
I do not know where he stands in his faith and deeds by now. But I’m very certain that our Father wants to give a second chance to all without exception, so I should give the benefit of the doubt too.
Are you willing to surrender to the Lord? Would you like to share the gospel with the outcast, the prisoners, or those who seem hopeless in your sight? And would you like to forgive someone who wronged you, as the Lord forgave us? I pray that you and I know the God who pardons, in Jesus’ name.
Have a bliss!
Who is a God like You,