Snatched Out Of The Fire
Jud 1:22 — Jud 1:23
And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
I was shown a vision this morning where I saw people standing on the edge of cliffs. There was a divide between the cliffs. The people on the cliffs had the longest shepherd’s staves I’ve ever seen and each person was holding his staff upside down with the crook of the staff over the cliff. Far below I could see sheep who apparently had fallen over the cliff and there were trees growing out of the cliff, although not very big, that had kept them from falling further. Further down I saw fire burning, possibly a river of fire which I believed to be hell. I then saw the people with the enormously long shepherd’s crooks rescuing the sheep by standing at the edge of the cliff, lowering their shepherd’s crook, place it underneath the sheep and begin the process of lifting the sheep back onto the cliff and to the safety of the mountain.
The tree stubs sticking out of the mountain represent God’s grace not willing any should perish.
I noted that the lambs caught in the tree stub were not struggling but were still.
The vision reminds me of a dream I had 7 years ago.
I had a dream in November of 2010. In this dream I was walking in front of a group of people, perhaps I was leading them. I was walking at the edge of a cliff and I was so high p, I couldn’t see the bottom. I do not in the natural ever remember being that high up let alone in the times when I am dreaming. I can remember being terrified and seemed to know that if I fell, it would mean death. I did slip once and was able to grab hold of a tree and pull myself back up onto the ledge. I was conscious of every step I took as I was walking in the ledge of this cliff.
My own personal interpretation of the dream is that it has to do with ministry. The fact that I was on a ledge meant that is was a ministry that could be dangerous if I did not watch my step. My not being able to see the bottom of the mountain tells me that if I fall, “sin”, there is no climbing back up onto the cliff where I fell from. I can remember awaking from this dream terrified.
My thoughts on the current vision and prior dream are that they are related to ministry of a dangerous nature. No one in their right mind would walk the edge of a cliff but would instead prefer the safety of having both feet planted on solid ground.
However, Christ did not call us to play it safe but rather told us that He would be with us till the end.