Whom Do You Fear?
I was shown a vision today where I saw young people holding candles. The young could have either been represtative of actual young people or young Christians.
When a young one would come in to the room, what I will call a seasoned Christian wearing a very heavy coat would walk over to the young one open his coat embrace the child and zip up his coat so that the young one and his candle, i.e., light were well hidden.
Several things come to mind here. The first thing I sensed in the vision was that there was fear in the seasoned Christians hence the reason for the hiding the light of the young believers. They feared man, among other things, and the young ones with the candles shed light on them so that they could be seen.
Jesus said not to fear him that killed the body but afterwards had no further power. But rather fear Him who after killing the body was able to cast both boy and soul into hell
The other thing I observed is what I called the seasoned Christians who wore coats. What comes to mind here is the verse from Matthew.
And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
These “seasoned Christians” in the vision had grown cold and the fire of passion that once burned brightly for all to see was no more. Hence them being quick to cover the light of the young ones so as not to be exposed by the light they held.
The sad fact is that many Christians mistake being lukewarm for being on fire when that could not be further from the truth.
Many are guilted into attending a body of dead believers because the pastor and/or elders use the ,”forsake not the assembling of yourselves together” scripture to keep them coming back to the building called church.
Instead of fanning the flame they put out the Spirit’s fire in these young ones. Instead of equipping and sending out and encouraging them to let their light to shine before men they are encouraged to polish pews and listen to others who are older and wiser than they.
The fire’s going out and no one seems to notice.