I had a dream that I had
an interview with God.
I looked at the great mountains and
saw the genius of His handiwork.
I looked at the incredible beauty of a sunset,
and with much trembling thought about what God must be like,
I had one big question I wanted to ask.
I turned towards Him,
but could not look upon God
because He dwelt in unapproachable light.
So I simply cried out,
“Why is there suffering and death”
He answered me from His Word:
“As by one man sin entered the world and death by sin.
And so death passed upon all men, for all have sinned.”
Then He said, “The soul that sins, shall die.”
I asked Him what sin was, and He said,
“Sin is Transgression of the Law”
He then thundered His Law:
You shall have no other gods before Me
You shall not make for yourself any idol.
You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God.
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
Honour your father and your mother.
You shall not murder.
And the word of Holy Scriptures:
“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?
Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes…” 1 Corinthians 6.9
“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars – their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulphur. This is the second death” Revelation 21.8
It suddenly dawned on me
that I had broken God’s Law many times
and would be condemned to Hell on the day of Judgement.
Not only had God seen my every sin,
but my own conscience condemned me.
When I asked God what I should do,
he said, “I didn’t send my son to condemn…
I then understood that God loved me so much
that He made provision for my forgiveness.
Jesus suffered and died for me.
He took my punishment upon Himself:
“Herein is love, not that we have lover God. But that he loved us
and sent His Son to be a substitute for our sins”
We broke God’s Law (the Ten Commandments),
and Jesus completely paid our fine.
“God commended His Love toward us, in that,
While we were yet sinners Christ died for us”
Then He rose from the dead and defeated death.
I suddenly awoke from my dream
and realised that I had a choice to make.
I could carry on dreaming that God wasn’t angry at sin’
and end up in Hell forever.
I could repent and trust in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour
and receive God’s gift of everlasting life.
You have the same choice.