This article was first published on Facebook and is republished here with the kind permission of the author, Joyce McGuire Graham.
Some, or may I say many people, reject God and the sacrifice of His Son. Hell was created for the devil and his unholy angels that fell with him, not for mankind. Why trespass and go there?
May I share a dream I had many, many years ago? I believe it was from the Lord. A lot of people (Christians) were in boats, like canoes. There were many boats and was room in each one, to rescue several people.
You see many were in the ‘waters’ and were drowning. A lot of them had their hands raised in desperation wanting rescued, some did not.
In the dream I was beside myself trying to get to as many as I could. As I and others got to them, and pulled them into the boats, their was great relief. There was no time to stop, as others were getting closer and closer to the ‘edge’. It was almost like a waterfall drop off then, and it was like liquid fire. When a person was not reached, and fell down into the abyss there was no more rescue!
What broke my heart in the dream (I am weeping now), is some did not want the hand up. They rejected it. Also as you tried to pull them up into the boat with you, some just slipped back down into the waters, anyway.
Our goal was to rescue who we could, and as quickly as possible. The worst, was to see the ones who fell into the abyss. The most glorious, was to see the ones in the boat, completely safe.
I will tell you my heart. Over and over through the years, when the Lord has asked what I desired, I have told Him these 2 things:
#1 – I want to get closer to you, Lord.
#2 – Give me souls. Even at times, telling the Lord give me souls, or I will die.
Well, some may misunderstand that comment, but it is an overwhelming desire to see people into the Kingdom of God. What is a soul worth?
It is still my hearts cry, all these years later. Please don’t take me wrong. Yes, deliverance; healings; ALL are ‘very important’, but don’t leave out the gospel message. It does not get old.
I will close with these scriptures.
What love! God bless you~
“14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God” John 3:14.
Joyce McGuire Graham ~ A born-again Follower and Disciple of Jesus Christ