Today I am going to talk about a dream confirmed. A dream of “Time”. For those of you who believe in dreams, please follow on the blog post.
Today was 7 May 2018, and was a working Monday. I woke up at 6am, which was the usual time to prepare breakfast for my son before he went to school. This morning, however, I discovered that he was sick with a fever, so I fell asleep again, knowing that my mother would take care of him within the time period from 6am to 8:30am. And just before I woke up, I had dreamt of a time: 12:55. I had dreamt of this time before, but this is the first time “the dream time” was actually confirmed in the “real world“.
The working morning was normal, and I helped my boss and colleagues to type in the purchase order data into the new computing system. This was not a particularly difficult assignment, and so I did the job smoothly. When around lunch time was coming, I suddenly thought of a sin I had done yesterday night. It was not a big sin that warranted an apology to anyone, but I still had the guilt of doing such an act. I was thinking, “James, I had once again succumbed to Satan’s temptations, and I had sinned again. I had broken Jesus’s teachings, and for right or wrong, there was no excuse.” I was guilty and knew I was wrong, and so, I promised myself, I had to try not to sin again. Sinning is wrong, whether it’s big or small, and this was one of the things that made us become an agent of evil and deteriorate our relationship with God. But we have to admit that, our world is an evil age, and everywhere, and everytime we are susceptible to Satan’s temptations and his strong grasp on the real world. The only weapon we have is from God. Please read Ephesians 6:11-17
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Sinning is the one big weapon Satan have on us. His temptations are always on us, minute by minute, and he will not stop until he would crush our relationship with God into pieces. He had done it successfully against Adam and Eve, and we, in the real world are his ultimate enemies. So we just have to think of a way to remind ourselves of this continuous but tiring battle. Then I thought of a way, and I started to write down on my Google calendar on those future days which I will take the initiative not to sin again. And then I watched the time. It stated from 12:54:59 to 12:55:00. It was the same time as I had dreamt this morning.
It seems that, I believe once again, that God has a big plan for me today. He did not directly tell me or teach me not to sin again through visions or callings, but He once again let me to experience my normal worldly day in office, enabled and allowed me to think of the wrong sin yesterday, and confirmed me of the need to remember His teachings and try not to sin once again, through the “12:55 time dream“. I know it is very difficult not to sin, and Satan’s worldly power is so great and serious, but I believe if I humbly walk with God, remember His Ten Commandments and teachings, I can at least break the chain of sins that are always ready for me to fall into the trap.
But of course, it would be impossible for us not to sin, so we have to, instead, put our emphasis on repenting all the time and accepting the truth that we can only be saved from our sins through Jesus Christ, who was our Saviour so that we can have eternal life. We all should be grateful to Him. I am a sinner and are ready to repent. How about you?