Urgent Need for Forgiveness
September 7, 2022 9:59 PM
Over three successive nights the Lord spoke to me of the need for forgiveness, as a prelude to the events that are about to unfold. He reminded me that the Lord’s Prayer, which I recite nightly before going to bed means little if the words ‘forgive us our sins’ are not accompanied by ‘as we forgive those who sin against us’. I work in a demanding environment and have more than one or two people who dislike me, mainly because of the favour the Lord has extended to me over a period of time, and who I believe to spread malicious and untrue comments and generally do what they can to undermine me.
On the night of the 31st August I turned in late and during the course of the night I was engaged in a dream where one of these individuals from work, whom I absolutely detest, and I were in conversation and where I was obliged to humble myself in front of this individual in order for a task to be complete. I could feel the misplaced pride taking over, but the task was done. The dream did not have the intensity to wake me up but I remembered it in detail in the morning.
On the night of the 1st September I again went to bed late, giving only cursory acknowledgement to the dream the night before. Then over the course of that night I was in a dream with the second of two people from work that vilifies me and whom I detest. Again I was in a scene where I was forced to humble myself in order to have even a conversation with this individual, and I recall hating every moment of it. I awoke in the morning remembering vividly the events that had played out over the course of the night, wondering why in two consecutive nights I had encountered two people that I dislike intensely and who share the same sentiment about me.
On the night of the 2nd September I again turned in late – giving no consideration at all to the dreams of the two previous nights and was soon asleep. During the course of the night, I was involved in a third dream which was vivid and very much to the point. I was at work, and I had been demoted in my job, to a level that I had never been to before and that was quite frankly humiliating. I was trying not to be overtly angry all the while aware that others around me were trying to console me, but felt like I had let everyone down.
I knew the Lord was directing all three dreams. I lay awake early in the morning trying to fuse the messages from the three dreams together. My conclusion was this – my belief, like many of yours, is that the return of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent. The Lord is seeking servants with a pure heart in these last moments. Issues such as pride, failure to forgive others and a hardness of heart are obstacles that I have to overcome with urgency. While these dreams are of a personal nature, and address personal shortfalls, I believe they do reinforce the message that time is now very very short for those seeking inclusion in Gods kingdom therefore I’ve included you all as well.
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