Resharpening our vision

At the beginning of this year, I, my hubby and my toddler son took time to leave Vancouver and visit my home country, Indonesia. We struggled with lots of pressures, mentally, financially, spiritually at that time. I prayed and prayed and somehow I felt that we’ll find answers in Indonesia. And I’m glad we did =)

I felt like our trip was meant to resharpen our vision.

In the middle of storms, confusions, and terrors, we often get our visions blurry. I’m not only talking about visions in ministry and spiritual calling only, but also, our visions in marriage, in the marketplace, and even our study.  We need to take a break from all of the busyness and really take time to resharpen our vision. To find again our convictions and heart for all the things we are doing and what we’re fighting for.

It’s a fundamental step that we need to take at the beginning of this year because God is preparing us for a great battle leading to the big harvest. And we’ll need to pay the price for realizing the visions that God puts in our hearts. And it’s not gonna be easy!

SPIRITUAL CALLING REVEALED

I believe this year to be a significant year for the revealing and resharpening of the spiritual calling of His children. God is preparing us to be someone with a certain role and talents since the day we were born (Jeremiah 1:5). Each and every one of us has a purpose and is a significant part of God’s plan to dominate the world. That’s why it’s very important for us to understand our callings and to live a purposeful life.

Walking in our calling doesn’t refer to what we do every Sundays or at church, but it’s about being an impact to our surroundings every day of our lives. It’s not only about praying for people but also real actions that we do so that other people can feel the love of God through us.

“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble”

(2 Peter 1:10)

Let’s walk boldly in our callings,

Naomi

My rapture dream: Ready or not…..here He comes!

Praise God, I finally got time to write again this week after surviving a very hectic and long week. That was a good hecticness though, thank God for that. Anyway, I have promised you guys to write about a dream that had made me start writing this blog.

As a background, I rarely got prophetic dreams. I know some people who are used to receive a message from God through dreams. But……not me. I would say that God talks to me more by giving me quotes of Scriptures, visions, and….He just talks to me, like right away in my heart. And sometimes by “inner knowing” (Just knew the term from “The Seer” book by James W. Goll that I’ve been reading lately. By the way, I really recommend this book if you have prophetic gifts and calling), I couldn’t explain but I simply knew what I knew.

Anyway, it’s been a while since the last time I got a prophetic dream, but I got it again on July 16th, 2017. I remembered it’s the night after I received a really powerful fire anointing through His servant Ps. William Hardrick at my home church. That night I experienced a dream that changed my life. It took me to a new level of understanding that I’ve ever been since I received Jesus. It was almost like real experience and the first time I was remembering the dream when I woke up, I could feel that I was experiencing the dream all over again. It was a very short dream but it’s enough to change me in a way I couldn’t explain, enough to make me felt the urgency of His calling in my life. It gave me a new heart and put a new spirit in me; it removed from me my heart of stone and gave me a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26).

THE DREAM

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In that dream, I was standing in a room alone. It was not a big room and it has transparent double hinged doors that have particular designed frame, so it’s not all plain glass doors. I was looking through the transparent area on the sidelines of the door frames to see a guy standing outside of the door. I didn’t see His face, but This Guy was wearing a luminous white robe with light blue lines (it’s luminous too!) on the edges of the fabric which were in the cuffs and V-neck of the robe. There was a very bright light behind Him that I couldn’t see anything behind the brightness. I didn’t know how but somehow a second after looking at that view through the door frames, I knew that’s Jesus.

I remembered my mind spoke to me “Jesus is coming!” And then my mind spoke again the next second “Oh my God, is it rapture time now?” Right after I finished that sentence in my mind, I could feel I “plopped” outside of my body (I say “plopped” because I could really feel that my soul PLOP to the outside of the body. At one PLOP, the sounds that I heard outside the body was just different than when I was within the body. It was just like you’re being away from the sound of the world if that makes sense. And the physical feelings were also different. I felt an intense peaceful feeling and it’s physically so light….like floating-in-the-air kind of feeling. I could feel that time was also slowed down).

A second after that (with a floaty, slower feeling), my mind spoke again “Oh my God, did I just got raptured? Was I finally raptured???” (I couldn’t believe that I was being raptured). Then a sudden, intense feeling of gratitude filled me. My mind said “Thank You, Lord….Thank You, Lord…..” The feeling of gratitude, relief, and peace was so strong and real. As my mind was speaking to me, I could also see that I was furthering away from the ground, almost like flying. And that’s the end of my dream.

THE URGENCY

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I don’t know if you guys can feel the shocked-almost-like-panicky feeling that quickly follows by the feeling of peace and gratitude that I experienced in that dream. But that short dream was very emotional, vivid, and REAL to me. And I really thought that that’s the feelings which we’ll experience when the time comes.

Rapture is a personal moment between us and God. It’s so sudden, inevitable, non-deferrable judgment day of your entire life. You can’t really prepare yourself for it. It’s beyond any physical, logical, and mental preparation. It hits you in your face when the time comes. The only preparation you can do now is repentance. From the heart, not only of alteration of attitude or expression of words.

I remembered how I felt the fire and the urge in my heart to fulfill His calling even more in my life, to take my pursuit of holiness to another level and most importantly, to be consumed by His Spirit. For once in my life, I want to give up everything for that particular moment. I want to make sure that I’ll be experiencing it again when He’s coming.

JESUS’ ROBE

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Two days after the dream, I found the prophetic meaning of light blue colors in Jesus’ robe. My brother in Christ, Yonathan, helped me to search for it through a prophetic dance seminar material and it said that “light blue means righteousness, holiness and the bride of Christ”. I was stunned that there’s more to it!

In “The Seer” book that I was reading recently, James W. Goll mentioned in the subtitle of The Meaning of Symbolic Colors about Numbers 15:38 which is surprisingly related to the dream I had:

“Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue” (Numbers 15:38).

I felt like God wanted to tell me through the dream that, we should have righteousness, holiness, intimacy with Jesus (the bride of Christ), in order for us to be raptured.

To be righteous, we must have the strong foundation of the Law of God and obedience to do it. To be holy, we have to be consumed by the Holy Spirit. And to be the bride of Christ, we should trust Him with all our hearts in every season of our lives.

I pray that we will be found righteous, holy, and known by God when the time comes. He is coming soon, my friend!

Praying for you,

Naomi