Are You Known By Name
I had the following dream in June of 2010.
The reason I post it again is because of a subsequent dream I had a few nights ago which I will post below the dream.
“Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day. “And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores, and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man’s table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. “Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. “In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and *saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. “And he cried out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.’ “But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony. ‘And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.’ “And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father’s house– for I have five brothers–in order that he may warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ “But Abraham *said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ “But he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’ “But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’”
(Luke 16:19-31 NASB)
I had the preceding passage of scripture shown to me as I was waking up the Morning of May 31, 2010
Subj: Luke 16:19-31
The Lord revealed this to me as I was waking the morning of May 31, 2010. The 2 people that Jesus talks about here are actual people and the only parable told by Jesus where a person’s name was used. One of the people is simply known as, “a certain rich man”, while the other, a beggar, is known by Jesus as Lazarus. They both suffer the same fate that is common to all men which is death. However, here is where the differences are.
1. Lazarus is known by his name and carried by God’s angels into Abraham’s bosom.
2. The rich man is not known by his name but by his sin and lifestyle and is buried.
3. The rich man realizes he is in hell and why he is there.
4. The rich man recognizes Lazarus
5. The rich man has concern for his brothers but is powerless to do anything about their condition and knows that if they don’t change, they will end up where he is.
6. In heaven you cannot sin and in hell, you can’t repent
7. In heaven you have no past and in hell you have no future
As I stated above I had a dream several nights ago. In the dream I saw empty sheep pens. Some had no shepherd while others had a shepherd who was standing but was standing watch over an empty sheep pen. I then saw the back of the Lord holding a shepherd’s staff in hand walking by the sheep pens.
In the book of John it says the following:
Jn 10:1 — Jn 10:5
Jesus the True Shepherd
10 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”
I do not know why some pens were empty with no shepherd while others were empty with a shepherd standing in the doorway except to speculate that some were empty because the undershephered was a hirling and fled when the wolf came. While those standing in front of empty pens could have opened to Jesus realizing that the sheep belonged to Him or the sheep heard Jesus’ voice and left the pen to follow Him.
The tie in both dreams is the aspect of being known by your name and being called by name. Not having/hearing Jesus call you by name should literally scare the “hell” out of you.