The Football Field

(Continued from https://dreamsofdunamis.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/still-here/)

The dream begins with me running on a football field, holding a football. This in itself, surprised me, for I detest football. It was not something I would do, yet there I was, running with the ball. I had a general idea of where the end goal posts were, and I knew I was running in the right direction.

There was no one else on the field that I could see; no one from my team, and no one from the opposing team.

It was in the dead of night, extremely cold, and it was snowing so bad that at times you couldn’t see more than a foot ahead. The wind howled and blew in gusts, swirling about, making mesmerizing patterns in the air. The playing field still had the big lights on, but they seemed to struggle to cut through all the swirling depths of snow.

I suddenly realized, that I did not have to do what I was doing, so I stopped.

I looked up into the bleachers, and could see about a dozen or so people out there. I sensed there were a few more in the bleachers that were out of my line of sight, but that the rest of the fans had given up supporting the game and had gone home because of the severe weather.

I felt very cold and very alone.

Then as I looked towards the other side of the field, I saw a bus depot. I starred at it. Every now and then I could feel the warmth from its doors gust out towards my face. It looked warm and bright, cheery and good.

So I dropped the ball where I stood, and went into the bus depot.

The warmth there felt wonderful!

I sat there on one of their benches, and watched as loads of people would arrive in a bus, and then transfer themselves onto another bus that would take them on to heaven.

Oh the stories they shared were amazing! They all talked among themselves, explaining from where they had come and how they had got there. The bus driver always interacted with them, and seemed to be very happy with what he heard. There were smiles and oohs and ahs, as the people shared their stories. I listened with rapt attention, whenever a bus rolled in.

As I sat there on the bench and waited for my turn to get on the bus, I faced the football field. The door was as big as a single garage door, and was made of metal. For what seemed like ages, the door remained steadfastly open. But then one day I noticed that the door was slowly closing.

The scene upon the field never changed; every once and a while I’d feel a gust of that frigid cold weather upon my face and shiver. I’d look out into the darkness, but I could not see anyone else out there.

One day I noticed that the door had only a foot or so left to go before being fully closed. But I didn’t care. I had long ago decided never to go back out into that mess again. I had no doubt that where I was, was the best place to be.

A while later, (which seemed like many days without end,) the door finally clicked shut.

The days then seemed to extend on forever, me watching those happy revelers climb onto the bus bound for heaven, and wondering when It would be my turn to get on.

Finally, when I was beginning to wonder if it would ever be my turn, they called my name.

I walked up into the bus, expecting to be able to share my story with everyone else on the bus, but there was only one other person on that bus besides me and the bus driver, and she sat huddled down in the very back, and was unwilling to talk to me. The bus driver also refused to talk with me; he couldn’t even bring himself to look at me.

Then I realized with a pang, that he was ASHAMED of me!

As the bus began to depart from the depot, I woke up.
*

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 ESV “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”

Isaiah 40:31 ESV “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Matthew 24:13 ESV “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”
TO BE CONTINUED…

What About The Children?

Two pieces of dreams…

These are from the same child that predicted Obama’s presidency, when he was first seen as a possible nominee. They are re-told here in my words, as they were described to me…

*

The government found that they did not have enough money to keep the public schools open, so they were now closing them.

Government run pre-schools, kindergarten classes, elementary schools, junior high, and high school, all were closing, for lack of funds.

The people cried out in opposition, exclaiming “You can’t just close down schools! What about the children? They are our future! Isn’t anyone willing to invest in our children’s future? They are the future of America!” But the cries fell on defeated ears, for all the money (both government money and private sector gift money) that might have been available, was now gone. The seemingly never-ending flow of money had dried up.

So, school by school, the children found themselves back at home full time, with nothing to do. They missed their friends, and had become loyal to the government that had tried to give them the education they felt was owed to them. Most of the children blamed their parents for their school closing, claiming they (and especially those before them,) had spent way too much money on themselves, and had not cared enough to save enough for their future.

Parents were suddenly faced with spending huge amounts of time with their child, a child that seemed almost like a stranger to them. They had not realized just how much the public schools had raised them.

This created havoc within families and households. Many families and marriages fell apart during this time, for they could not handle the sudden stress of having to take care of their own children full time. They were angry at having to suddenly deal with their own rebellious children. How could they do anything with them now that they were back with them? It was like seeing friends suddenly opposing each other as enemies of war. It was very painful to see.

Christians were not spared from this problem, and alas, they were suddenly able to see with hind sight 20/20, just how much the public schools had indoctrinated their children into views that were opposed to their own. Undoing such indoctrination was difficult, time consuming, and almost impossible, and it often ripped the family apart, unless there was much intercessory prayer by at least one of the parents. Many of the parents did not have this kind of faith, nor did they really know how to pray. (I also sensed that many did not even want to know, for they were angry at God and blamed Him for letting this happen to them in the first place.)

Those parents that were raising and educating their children themselves, had no real shock to the family system, for they were used to spending large amounts of time with their kids. The only major change for them, was that there were kids all around them, that were suddenly not going to school. (Most of the public schooled kids refused to be schooled at home by anyone.)

Those adults who had worked so hard (and often went into great debt,) in order to go to a university and get a degree, were angry and bitter, for they felt that they also, had been lied to. They had been told, that if they only were able to get that good education, that university degree, then they would have a good paying job just waiting for them when they graduated. But such (sometimes highly specialized) degrees were soon found to be worthless, for the jobs had slowly dwindled away. They simply weren’t there for anyone anymore.

(End of dream)

*

If you have children in the public school system, PLEASE spend time with them now, before it is too late! Put down the ipad, iphone, gaming system, or computer, and focus on them. Listen to them. Then take your cares and findings to our God, and petition them to Him. Keep doing so, until they are resolved. Keep repeating this process, over and over again. Above all, KNOW GOD! He is calling all His people back to Him NOW.

*

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” (Colossians 2:8, KJV)

“Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates: that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord swore unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.” (Deut. 11:18-21, KJV)

“Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; a blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day: and a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known. (Deut. 11:26- , KJV)

“But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you be not consumed one of another.” (Galatians 5:15, KJV)

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their’s also was. But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (Timothy 3:1-17, and 2 Timothy 4:3-4, KJV)

May the Lord deliver you and your loved ones from every evil work, and preserve you unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen!

* * * *