Choose --- Separation from Sin or Separation from God
There is a distinct difference between a dream that comes from your own subconscious mind and one that comes directly from God. There is a knowing that comes with Godīs. It cannot be described, it just IS and God always has a clear and concise message to convey. Many times mine have been a warning of what lies ahead. Others bring understanding and direction for a particular situation. Many, even though personal, are also for the corporate body of Christ.
In my dream I was standing in front of an opening to a cave. There were multitudes behind me. A conveyer belt, like those at the airport baggage pickup area, went into the cave opening. Instead of luggage it had black busts, or statues, of people on it. One was a bust of a man and a woman, another was an entire family composed of a man, woman and two children. As these statues entered the cave they melted into a lake of gold. I commented to the people behind me, "This is good, this is of God."
I hardly finished the sentence as the lake of gold started to part from the middle making a larger and larger circular opening. Hoards of terrible, horrifying demonic spirits rushed toward me from the depths of the lake at a tremendous speed. I had never felt such hatred as was emanating from these creatures. They wanted to destroy me. They wanted to tear me to shreds. I spun on my heels and started running as fast as I could towards the mountain of God where I knew I would be safe. As I was running, I was made aware that I had a small fragment in my left hand. It was no larger than a dime and was like a little rusty paint chip from a car. I knew I was not allowed to take it to Godīs mountain yet it was not acceptable to just throw it on the ground so I took a couple of steps to the side where there was a trash basket and threw it in there. All this was happening at a phenomenal rate of speed as I was trying to stay ahead of these demons and keep them from catching me.
Simultaneously a large gulf, as would be caused by an earthquake, started to part between me and the mountain of God. Sulfur was boiling and bubbling in the crevice. It was red hot. The distance to the other side was getting further and further away so I took a running leap and just barely made it to the other side. Those couple of steps to the trash basket almost caused me to miss God.
Immediately upon waking I received the interpretation from God about what the last half of the dream represented. The fragment was a besetting sin. Nothing major, but it could not come into the presence of God. It had to be disposed of. It almost caused me to miss God.
When I asked God īwhatī that besetting sin was, I was shocked by His reply. I could not believe that this thing was in my life. I had never realized it before. It must have been obvious to everybody except me. I was devastated. I wanted to crawl under a rock. I thought, īHow could I do this for all these years, what must people think?ī I spent hours beating myself up and repenting before God but wouldnīt you know how loving and merciful our God is, that very afternoon He sent a complete stranger up to my front door, who upon seeing a large copy of the front cover of my book hanging on my wall, proceeded to tell me what a miraculous difference my book had made to her fatherīs life. She said that he was a completely different person after reading my book. He told her how he had met me at my book signing and that we talked for a long time. She said he still talks about me even now, years later.
It was like God just reached down from heaven and patted me on the head and said, "There, there now Donna, itīs O.K. In spite of your faults I was still able to use you. Now letīs deal with this problem and letīs get on with the program."
Through Godīs grace I was pardoned for my sin but I did not miss the message which was clearly His call to a life of holiness and separation from sin. It is most crucial. Even mandatory.
Hebrews 12:1 says, "... let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us ... "
The price is high. The choice is clear!
Copyright Donna Martonfi www.psalm40ministries.com