I had a dream where I was in a room with other soldiers who were about to embark on a mission. I remember being in uniform as well but taking into account the enormity of what it meant to wear the uniform. I also remember being unsure as to whether or not I wanted to go with them. In the next part of the dream I was kneeling beside a dying soldier. The soldier gave me his dog tags before he died.
In the next part of the dream I was about to go down this narrow dusty road. I remember people, many people, standing behind me watching me as I embarked down this narrow road. In the dream I had no knowledge as to who they were. What I do remember is that I didn’t look back.
Here’s what I sensed in the dream (s). In the first segment of the dream me being in uniform along with others also in uniform signifies that I was among those who were Christians and that they were cognizant of the fact that they, just as in the United States military or any other country’s military for that matter, had signed a blank check, if you will for their commander, i.e. Jesus, to fill out as He saw fit. My hesitancy in the dream is because I realized the magnitude of the decision to wear the uniform I had chosen to wear and the costs associated with it. Remember, Jesus said that he who loves his/her life will lose it but he who loses his life will find it.
In the next part of the dream I was kneeling beside a dying soldier who had given me his dog tags. I believe that this could have been the transference of a mantle. Mantles are of no use in heaven as they are not needed but they are of great use on earth. Being that I was with this dying soldier tells me that I overcame my hesitancy and joined God’s Army on the field of combat. It is of further note that I received the dying soldier’s dog tags on the battlefield and not in a building called church.
In the last part of the dream I believe that the crowd behind me were those unwilling to walk the narrow path I was about to embark on. You see this path is a lonely road. Embarking upon it can mean the loss of friends, family, jobs, your very life. I do not remember looking back. Remember what Jesus said in
But Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
I believe that the dream is indicative of the times in which we live. Those who like the concept of being part of God’s Army but want to serve on their own terms won’t make it. This is an all or nothing commitment.