As I was working this afternoon, The LORD took me into a semi-vision where I was with a man whom I know.
As a child, this man used to sing in a Church Choir as a paid chorister, but then became a profligate womanizer who takes joy in mocking Christianity and my beliefs at the start of each conversation.
Side by side, we entered a small Casino Club which had a large gambling table at the entrance, which we needed to pass by to gain entry to the interior.
As I stood to his left, as if an onlooker, he stood before the table with a ball in his hand. I understood that he needed to roll the ball though an opening of his choice, in order to proceed into the Casino.
I looked at the two openings before him. Above the left, was the word “Heaven” and above the right was the word “Hell”.
As he stood puzzling over which opening to use, my eyes wandered around the scene and I noticed high above the two openings, a large count-down clock with red flashing numbers. I understood that there were the days of his life, and were reducing rapidly.
I nudged him with my shoulder, as my head and eyes looked upwards to the clock. He followed my gaze and saw the clock.
I then spoke to him and told him that it was a count-down clock, and if he did not throw the ball before the time expire, he would no longer have a choice and a decision would be made for him.
As I watched his eyes darting faster and faster between the ball, the openings and the clock, I started to look around again.
Then I noticed a very large sign in front of us, to the left of the table but angled to face the man directly. It had a white background, with very large, clear, easy to read red lettering.
The top ling read only, “Rules”.
The second line read, “Follow Rule 1, then choose “Heaven” to proceed.”
The third and last line read, “1) Accept Jesus as your LORD and Saviour.”
“Oh,” I thought, “Pretty clear instructions as to how to play.”
As I turned back toward the man, I found that I was now a few feet distant from him, and he was still concentrating on his choices, his eyes still darting feverishly between the ball in his hand, the count-down clock and the Heaven and Hell openings.
I wanted to draw his attention to the large instructional sign that was right there before him and tell him to accept Jesus as his LORD and Saviour, but I found could not longer speak or move.
He was now on his own, as I stood there next to him.
Then the semi-vision ended, as was I wondered what would happen next and what it was all about.
I felt called to immediately write it down, which I have done. As I wrote, I also asked The LORD, what was the message?
His reply was simple, “Time runs out……”
I do pray that you have already made your decision and that time will not run out for you.
“Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit” — yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If The LORD wills, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:13-15 ESV emphasis added.
“Since his days are determined, and the number of his months is with you, and you have appointed his limits that he cannot pass,” Job 14:5 ESV.
~ Angus MacKillop