YOU'LL NEVER FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR IN THE WORLD
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DREAM FROM THE LORD--22 March 2015
“You’ll never find what you’re looking for if you're looking in the world”
Last night I had a dream. It was a short one, and it happened immediately after I fell asleep, so that an half an hour after, there I sat in the dark recording every word of this dream, and the scriptures the Lord gave me to go along with it.
In this dream, I was being angrily accused by my "husband," who was actually an ‘ex.’
Every word I was telling him was truth, but he was refusing to believe me. Then, I really opened my heart and got personal. I became very vulnerable, and spoke straight from my heart, like the Lord Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit within me has long advised me to do. I became vulnerable--and I mean, vulnerable until it hurt, about the fact that he can think of me as ‘mad as a March hare’ all he wants, nor does he have to believe a word I say, but the words that I am speaking are still truth. Whatever he chooses to believe cannot change truth. Truth will remain truth, no matter what we think, what we say, what we choose to believe.
Heavy in heart, I then turned to walk away. Yet, he pursued me, not because he had changed his mind from unbelief to belief, but because he didn’t want me to leave.
Some of you who have read past dreams may be thinking, “Gee, you sure have a lot of dreams about ex-husbands. You must have a real fixation on the subject of exs.”
This ex-husband, the one in the dreams the Lord gives me, is the world I used to serve instead of Jesus my true God and Saviour.
I served the world. I spoke its words. I did its works.
Now I’m here to tell others who are serving the world that never wants us to leave, “Hey, Join me! I’ve got something better. I’ve met the Someone I never met in the fantasy the world weaves. I met Him in the Word, the only meeting place if you are searching for true love like I was, for He IS love.”
His love is a love that won’t turn on you and bite you. His love, unlike that love you keep seeking after in all the wrong places, is free, and not only that, but the very moment you know and believe His love, YOU are free.
“For I have known and believed the love God has for me, for God IS love, and when I remain IN love, I remain IN Him, and God remains IN me...” (John 4:16)
So I’m here to tell others in the world, and especially you believers who are living like the world, like I did for so many years, “Get out of the world! You’ll never find what you’re looking for there. The world’s a place that never satisfies. The world’s the place where you eat, yet still hunger; you drink, yet you still thirst. The world is the place where you search but you never find what you’re looking for.”
This poignant dream comes on the heels of my sharing Jesus, the truth, with a loved one who is bound and determined to follow the world. So what happened? This precious one did not turn from the world to Jesus. Instead, this one was offended. They refused to hear and believe. This one did not turn from the world, they turned from me.
But God always prepares us for anything He has us do beforehand, and just a few days before this testimony was given, He had
taken me to Luke 14 and asked me once more to ‘consider the cost’.
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife (or if you are a woman: “her husband”) and children, his brothers and sisters--even his own life--he cannot be my disciple. And anyone who does not pick up his own cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.”
Jesus is asking us to consider the cost, consider the cost.
Do we care more about pleasing people, even our own earthly family, than pleasing Him?
“Yes, but if I tell them the truth, I might hurt their feelings.”
“If I tell them the truth, they might get angry.”
Yeah, but if we don’t, they might burn in hell for eternity. Consider the cost. Consider that.
Choosing feelings over the only truth that can save them eternally is choosing the temporary over the eternal. And do you want to hear what we’re really doing when we do this very thing? We are trying to save our own temporary skin, the skin of SELF, the SELF we must deny in order to confess Jesus as Lord and Saviour, not just once, but every day. Daily.
Not sharing the truth with the lost or those believers who are wallowing in the world’s filth just like we used to do before we made Jesus our Lord, is really putting SELF above God, making SELFIE our god. Did you ever consider this?
Jesus then shares two examples on considering the cost. Then He makes His point, “In the same way,” He tells us, “any of you who does not give up everything he cannot be my disciple.”
If we do not give up everything--if we do not turn from serving man and denying Him --Yes, that’s what we’re doing here, believers--denying Jesus, each time we turn a blind eye when our heart says, “Speak! Tell them the truth. Share Jesus.”
Love warns. Love tells the truth.
And the gospel of Christ Jesus, and what He did for you and will do for them is the truth.
While I read these words in Luke 14, I asked questions, and the Lord answered. I’d asked many of these questions before,because this was not the first time I’d been asked to consider the cost, but this time I wanted deeper answers, and that’s exactly what the Lord gave.
“You say, ‘whoever does not carry his own cross, Lord, and follow after me cannot be my disciple. What is our cross? Is it (only) crucifying selfish desires?”
Here was His answer, “People will hate you like they hate me.”
Point taken. Yes, He’s said this before. This time He was driving it in a little deeper.
“Then, I can’t be seeking to please (men), not even family?”
In softness and shortness, He answered me, “You can’t be.”
“This is a cross? Part of it?”
“This is a cross.” Jesus confirmed.
No MAN-made religion convicts of sin, because no other religion has a Saviour who became sin for us so that we can be freed from sin. Only Jesus died and was raised from death on the third day, because death could not hold Him, so that all who believe can be freed from sin, not freed TO sin.
Yet, before I can be freed from sin so I can live through Jesus unto righteousness, I must acknowledge that I have sinned. This is what the world does not want to do: acknowledge sin, or be reminded of sin in any way, even the good part--that Jesus freed us from sin, is not good to a man who now calls good evil, and evil GREAAAAT.
The most High God, the very one who came and died for me and for you, wants all of us to know that you can be reconciled to Him through Jesus. You no longer have to live as a slave to sin from the moment you are born until the moment you die.
All night, and the next, I considered all He had said. Again. I considered the cost. It wasn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last.
Was I willing to continue in the face of rejection, and threats, and hurt feelings? Was I willing to continue following Jesus when I am accused of evil instead of good, or when I’m advised, “If you don’t condone his actions, you’ll lose him...If you don’t condone her behaviour, you’ll lose her.”
Am I still willing? Are you still willing?-- even if that cross has a few splinters, and sometimes the body of sin tries to convince us, “This cross is just too heavy. I know of an easier way if you just lay this thing down.”
Am I still willing? Are you still willing? When following Jesus doesn’t feel good, tell me, are you willing still?
Any time you feel unwillingness strike, and believe me, it will, remember this: Feelings are as temporary as this life is. While you’re considering the cost, keep in mind that Truth is a fact, not a feeling. Feeling is a product of natural man, born in our SELF. Following Jesus is a decision, born in the heart, and done (acted on) by the heart.
God will give us the strength we need if we continue to choose Him. He will BE the strength we need, “You can do ALL things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you.”
The Lord prepared me for the rejection I was to experience just a few short days later by having me consider the cost once more. Luke 14. It prepared me, and it will prepare you. I urge you to study it, and ponder these words in your heart. Even if it’s the first time you’ve stopped to consider the cost, it won’t be the last.
Then, last night, before I
went to sleep, I was given Jeremiah 13. Here is the part the Lord specifically wants me to speak,
“Hear and pay attention,
do not be arrogant,
for the Lord has spoken.
Give glory to the Lord your God
before He brings darkness,
before your feet stumble on the darkening hills.
You hope for light,
but He will turn it to thick darkness
and change it to deep gloom.
But if you do not listen,
I will weep in secret because of your pride;
my eyes will weep bitterly,
overflowing with tears,
because the Lord’s flock--the sheep of His pasture--have been taken captive.” (Jeremiah 13:15-17)
Please listen to the Lord your God, the One you call your Saviour, but do not yet follow after. Hear Him. Receive my words as the truth they are, because Jesus is coming soon. We are IN the book of Revelation now, and it is being fulfilled before our eyes.
Jesus is coming. He’s almost here. If you “wait and see” if I’m right, you’ll see Jesus come through those clouds just as I’ve said. And then? It will no longer be a sign. It’ll be the main event all the signs are pointing to.
And then? It’ll be too late to say, “Now I believe. Now I believe.”
My friend, don’t wait. Please don’t wait. The truth is not “out there” in the world. You’ll not find a grain of truth in man’s religion, man’s philosophy, or man’s science, though all are like grains of sand in that they quickly slip through our fingers.
If you keep seeking the truth where it isn’t, you’ll keep eating, yet you’ll still be hungry; you’ll keep drinking, but you’ll still thirst. You’ll keep looking but you’ll say along with the song, “ But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.”
You won’t find the only one who can save you, you won’t find the love of your life, you won’t find the
only one who answers every prayer, and keeps every promise; you won’t find Jesus because He’s not there. He is only in the Word. The truth is not “out there”, the truth is IN HERE. The truth is in the Word I am speaking.
“...the righteous that is by faith says: Do not say in your heart, who will ascend--what man--will ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ, the true Messiah, down)
or Who will descend into the deep? (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
But what does it say?
The word is near you;
it is in your mouth and in your heart,
that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming;
that if you confess with your mouth, MY LORD JESUS,
and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead,
you will be saved.
For it is with the heart that you believe and are justified,
and it is with the mouth, you confess JESUS and are saved.”
What we believe in our heart, we will say with our mouth. Our flesh, ol’ SELFIE, won’t want us too, but this is the truth, and there is no way around it.
If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, then stop looking “out there”. Sifting through all those grains of sand for what you think are grains of truth will never satisfy. You’ll keep eating, yet you’ll still be hungry; you’ll keep drinking, yet you’ll still thirst.
When I met Jesus as He is--with all the same power to Save that He had in the Bible, it was like
I awoke from a dream in which I ate and ate the garbage of the world, yet still hungered; I drank and drank the filth of its abominations, yet still I was so very thirsty, I awoke and I found the food that satisfies. I awoke from that dream and found it was
not the truth at all. Jesus is the truth. In Him, in His Word, is reality. Now, I eat and I am filled; I drink and my thirst is quenched. As it is written:
“And Jesus said to them, I AM the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger, and he that believes in me shall never thirst.” John 6:35.
If you’re tired of living in that dream in which you search for truth yet never find it, you eat but are never filled, you drink but you’re still so very thirsty, because those “out there” answers never satisfy, come “in here”. Get out of that dream and come into reality. Come into the same Word that feeds me until I’m full, and gives me drinks that quench my thirst.
If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, then look some place else. Come to the Jesus I have met, the Christ that can give you what you’re looking for and beyond. Come to the only Messiah who has the power to save, to heal, to free, to change. Come to Jesus and you will find what you’re looking for.