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Written by Chris Perver  
Tuesday, 18 August 2009 02:53
I had a really strange dream last night and I don't know quite what to make of it. Most of the time I only remember bits and pieces of my dreams, but this one felt so real and I remembered everything. I wakened after the dream had finished, and looked at the clock. The time was 3:21 am. A friend's mother, Enid, and another friend and myself were on a boat in the middle of the sea. It was quite a warm, moonlit night, and there were no clouds in the sky. The moon started to flash brightly, and the three of us stood staring up at it, wondering what was happening. Enid said, "I knew He had to come soon!", referring to the coming of the Lord to the air for His saints (1st Thessalonians 4:13-18). I didn't know what to think, and was just waiting to see what would happen next. Some seconds passed. Then the moon turned a bluish colour like the earth, and I started to think, that's unusual and that maybe Enid was right. Suddenly the three of us were lifted off the boat by an unseen force. There was a metal and glass canopy covering part of the boat, and I thought the three of us we were going to collide with it, but we just passed straight through it. We were being drawn toward this object, which I had thought was the moon, like iron is drawn to a magnet. I looked across the horizon as this was happening, and could see hundreds of others being drawn towards this bright circle in the sky in streams. The thought suddenly entered my head, "I am going to see the Lord", who I believed was at this bright spot in the sky. I was thrilled. But I never saw the Lord. Before I reached the circle, the force that was lifting me up started to lose power, and I drifted back down towards Earth again. I landed on the ground. I could still float a little, and tried to run and jump off a hill or two, but I couldn't get back into the sky again. When I wakened, I was thrilled to have dreamt about this, but equally disappointed that it was only a dream. The verse in Joel 2:28 stuck in my head, "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions". I have no idea why I dreamt this, whether it was just my imagination playing tricks on me, or whether there is anything more to it than that. But I think it very interesting to have dreamt about it anyway, and I look forward to the day when this happens for real. Jesus Christ promised that if He went back into heaven, He would come again to receive us unto Himself, that where He is we may be also (John 14:3). We don't know when that day will be, but looking at all that is coming to pass around us, we believe it could be soon. Are you ready for when the Lord comes? The Lord Jesus Christ gave Himself as a sacrifice upon the cross so that your sins could be forgiven. The Lord Jesus says that all those who trust in Him for salvation shall have everlasting life in heaven (John 5:24). Turn away from your sins, and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation today.

Isaiah 26:19-21
Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

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