On January 10, 1998 I had a dream. I was in a train. The train stopped and people were stepping in. A madman dressed in tattered cloth, with a wild countenance came in and sat next to me and looked at me intently for a while. I wanted to get up immediately but I decided to allow few minutes to elapse. In the process, he turned to me again and smiled. “Hello!” He said. Still wondering whether to respond or just get up. “How was your day?” He continued. “Fine.” I replied flatly. As I was gathering momentum to get up, he brought out a book and he started preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. “Whaaat?” I thought. I was so shocked in disbelief. The shock woke me up. This was a true story and not fabrication.
I started thinking about this dream. I asked myself, “How can Satan shut up his normal ability to relate with people in other secular aspects of life but could not shut up the wisdom of God in him and his ability to preach the word of God?” Two things I concluded, if the children of God failed in their duties of evangelism, God can use anyone or anything to accomplish His mission of mercy. God has used the foolish things to confound the wise. The dream may be a way that God is saying something to me. But you can also learn important things from what He is saying to me.
In the days of Noah, perhaps people thought he was crazy when he was building the ark. I am sure they must have laughed at him, and probably made jest of him. Who knows whether he told some of his friends and acquaintances of the imminent danger of their violence and corrupt lives. They treated him scornfully. They were all merrying and marrying. He was not taken seriously. And then, when they least expected, the flood came and the wicked and corrupted people of the generation of Noah perished in the flood.
The Bible says, “there will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power . . .” The patterns of the life of wicked people do not change from generation to generation. As it was in the generation that perished in the forty-day-and-night rain in the time of Noah, the same is the pattern of the life of the people that are engulfed in the worldliness of our time because the same ruler of darkness of this world is still ruling in their hearts. And so also will be the pattern of their ends unless they turn away from their wickedness.
The warning signs of the end time are on and we are witnessing the events every day. God is a righteous Father. He will reward the righteous but to the wicked He will not withhold His judgment. Dear friend, stop following the patterns of the world that leads to destruction! You have power to change the course of your spiritual destruction by seeking the face of Jesus Christ in repentance of your sins today. He will deliver you from the power of darkness and bring you into His marvelous light. He will make the permanent difference between your eternity in Heaven or Hell Fire. He is the bridge of salvation over the mighty gulf of hell fire to the Throne of Grace upon which the wise men of old crossed from eternal condemnation to eternal commendation in the bosom of Abraham.
When the word of wisdom is coming from the mouth of a crazy man in evangelism, let the wise ears listen, let the thoughtful minds comprehend it and let those who will not like to go with the wind of this wicked world consider their ways!
For clearer understanding of the vital points mentioned above, please read the following Bible passages:
Genesis 6-8; 2 Timothy 3:1-5;
Matthew 24:43-44; 25:13; Revelation 16:15;
Colossians 1:13; I Peter 5:8; 2:9-10