A Vision of Vultures

vultures-circlingI had a strange dream the other night, which was more like a vision.  Looking out over my backyard, high above the tree line, was a circle of vultures against a bright, blue sky.  We see them occasionally here, and it usually means that something out there in the woods is dead.  I awoke and the Lord spoke to me ever so clearly.  In this vision, the dark vultures represented dark spirits, or the demonic host.  Daily they watch and circle, hovering over the unsaved souls of the earth, lost and dying in their sins.  They watch and wait, ready to devour each unbelieving and unsuspecting soul.  As soon as that poor lost one breathes his last earthly breath, they will dive in and grab hold, tormenting and picking him apart for all of eternity.

He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  
(John 3:18)  

This vision and the revelation of its meaning was a vivid reminder of how urgently we must share the Good News of the life-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ!  It matters not who the person is, where they come from, or what they may have done.  We should pray and intercede for their salvation as urgently as we would pull them from a burning building!  Our hearts should ache for the lost, and our prayers should be that all will hear and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.

And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.  
(Revelation 20:15)

… to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the
power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an
inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me. 

(Acts 26:18)

The image is dark and frightening, and we should be frightened for anyone who does not know Christ as his/her Lord and Savior.  But as long as there is breath, there is hope!  Pray for your lost loved ones, and rebuke the power and influence of the enemy over their lives in Jesus’ Name!  May the Holy Spirit draw them to Himself, to be forgiven, and to live with Him in paradise forever and ever!  

For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.  
(Romans 10:13)

 

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