I had a dream last December 14, 2015.
I was in a building that had the ambiance of an army boot camp. I looked at myself, and somehow I was a soldier! I suddenly became a soldier. We were given some equipment to use, the one I had which I remembered was a long gun. Then some of the people I was with started hopping on this large vehicles that they were going to use to transport us.
I was a soldier who was going for battle.
I was on my way to the door, but instead of going straight ahead, I went back to the back part of the building. On my left hand was my long gun, but then suddenly on my right hand was a balloon! I was to greet someone… for a celebration? I went to the back door and finished my side-business, and as I approached the front door, I saw our vehicle go.
I was left behind with a few soldiers. We tried running towards the vehicle but it was seemingly impossible to do so. It was already too late. We were already too late.
I already prepared myself for the war, but somehow, I still used my full preparation elsewhere, where objectively speaking, it had no benefit for me at all. Now I was too late.
The Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13)
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
“‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
“Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
“But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Prioritize your time for what really matters. If the Lord is coming in the next hour, are we prepared enough to say that we are ready for His coming?
Let us persevere on prioritizing God in our lives, so that when the perfect time comes and His Son, Lord Jesus, comes to take us back to His Kingdom, we will not be strangers.
It is NOW or NEVER.