"Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.' “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour." Matthew 25: 11- 13
Over the 4th of July, my husband and I hosted many family and friends at our home. The purpose was to celebrate Independence Day and also my husband's birthday. There was tons of food, great conversation, and fellowship. I ate like a horse: cake, pie, and more cake and pie. The next morning I woke up to severe stomach cramping, nausea, diarrhea, and stomach bloating. It was very severe. My blood sugar dropped abnormally low, and later that afternoon I became very dizzy, weak and near faint. Before getting really sick and having to be rushed to the ER, while napping, the Lord showed me a vision. I have been instructed to share the vision and here it is:
There are two groups of people separated by an automatic door. One group has made the decision that they are going to try to get as much candy as possible from a conveyor belt. These people are risk-takers. I call them the risk-takers because obtaining the candy does not come without risk.
There is an alarm that will sound, and no one knows when that alarm will sound; however, if your hand is on the conveyer belt at the time of the alarm, you will go to hell. There is one group of people who have decided they do not want to gamble with their lives. Sure, they would like to have the candy, but the risk is too great. They will make do with what they have. On the other hand, the second group is willing to take the risk. After all, there is a warning that sounds before the full alarm goes off.
With the pre-warning before the alarm, they figure they will have more than enough time to collect their candy and make it to the other side to join the other group. All of a sudden an alarm goes off! An automatic door permanently separating the two groups is descending and it is doing so quickly. The group collecting the candy disregards the conveyor belt and runs to try to make it to the other side to join the group before the door seals shut. Unfortunately, they do not make it to the other side. The door has descended down quickly and without warning. The two groups are forever separated.
There is no escaping.
Those who collected the candy are extremely upset. They thought they would have enough time to hear the alarm and then make it to the other side. There is a guard standing at the sealed door taking in the protests of the people who were collecting candy. They are angry and upset, however, the guard asks them "Why?" "Why were you so intent on getting the candy instead of being part of the other group?"
No one answers. I then speak up to answer the guard and say, "It was due to greed." It was greed that made the people think they could collect the candy, and have enough time to join the others on the other side.
Here is what this vision means: Jesus Christ is coming back much sooner than many expect. Many people believe they have time to pursue the "candy" (things of the world) and still have time to make it to the other side. This is foolish thinking because no one knows when the alarm will sound. As you read this vision, think of what constitutes as "candy" in your life? What are you gambling and taking the risk that due to God's grace you will have plenty of time to do what you want to do and then make it to the other side? God is not a God that should be mocked. Just like the door descended quickly in the dream, that is what will happen once He returns. Do not allow greed or selfishness to keep you permanently separated from Him.
My stomach virus was the result of my greed over the holiday. I saw the food, I wanted it. So I ate and ate; even when I knew better and felt the nudging by the Holy Spirit to stop. Oh boy, after my experience in the ER and the painful stomach cramping, I have learned my lesson.
God not only allowed me to experience the natural consequences of greed via my stomach virus, but He also gave me this prophetic vision to warn others of what happens with spiritual greediness. It's impossible to store up "candy" (treasures of this world) and think you have time to make it to the other side. Don't risk the gamble. Ask God to grace you with the spirit of contentment. That you can look at your life and say, "I am full." "I have everything I need." This was the attitude of the other group, who did not fall into the temptation of trying to obtain more due to greediness.
Those who have an ear, let them hear.
Kacie Starr Long is an author, talk show host and the proud wife of Alfred T. Long Sr. When not writing, Kacie enjoys sewing. She is the founder of Sew Hope, a sewing school for previously incarcerated men and women. Connect with Kacie at: www.InspiredOverflow.com and via her YouTube page for more inspiration and encouragement.