These verses are important, especially now. Time is short.
In this dream I was putting different scenes on the screen to examine. They were scenes of my life. I remembered them. I was examining my life. I would get a scene ready and put it up for Jesus to see it with me. I was anxious about what He thought about each one.
A follower of Christ asks the Lord to bring before him/her any unforgiven sins. I’ve had sins brought before me. I’ve had scenes brought before me of the hurt caused to others because of a sin.
We want all our sins brought before us so we can repent. Repenting does not mean just saying ‘oops, sorry’. True repenting comes with some weeping and wailing in our soul if not out of our mouths. Then our sins are remembered no more.
We are never perfect, but sin in our life becomes a burden to us. We try to avoid it. It is like learning to swim. Before we swim we flail our arms about and go under a few times. When we learn to swim, we can stroke and stay above water. It can go smoothly and enjoyable. But we know what areas to avoid in the water to keep from having serious trouble. Such as a sink hole if we are in the river.
Psalm 32:3-5 – When I kept silent about my sin, my bones wasted away. Through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah. I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord’, and You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah
Psalm 119:59 – I considered my ways and turned my feet to your testimonies.
Lamentations 3:40 – Let us examine and probe our ways, and let us return to the Lord.
Ezekiel 18:27-28 – Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life. Because he considered and turned away from all his transgressions which he had committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
Haggai 1:5-7 tells us to consider our ways.
1 Corinthians 11:28 says to examine ourselves and in so doing to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
2 Corinthians 13:5 – Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you – unless indeed you fail the test?
Galatians 6:4 – But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.
1 John 1:9 – if we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 3:20-21 – In whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God.
One of my favorites, Romans 8, tells us there is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
So this is stressed throughout God’s Holy Word, which is God speaking to us.
And when I began to wake from this dream, a song began playing. BLOW THE TRUMPETS IN ZION, FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD IS COME.
Joel 2:1 – Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand.
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