Where is Your Treasure?, Part V
I received a dream from a revival ministry that a lady had recently dreamed about a wheat field. The field was filled with peoples hands raised crying out for someone to save them. Very few responded to their cries by going into the field to help them.
Around the field was much activity, men building churches and homes and the buying of much merchandise. Everyone was busy working and building for themselves without a care for the beautiful wheat field. This dream relates to a story about a rich man and a poor man in Luke 16:19.
''There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously ( lived in luxury ) every day.''But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus full of sores who was laid at his gate.''desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. Luke 16: 19-21
Lazarus is not the kind of person that would likely be invited to lunch after church and what about those sores? How many Lazarus's have been laid at the doors of our churches and every day we just step over him and maybe he will go away? But they never go away because they are placed there by God and He expects His church to care for them and feed them with the bread of life.
The rich man is a picture of the last days church dressed in her clerical robes of purple representing royalty and living a life of luxury and success celebrating all the gifts of God, yet ignoring the commission of making disciples of the Lazarus's of this world. Stepping over the poor and dying multitudes to get to another meeting or conference of ''Superstars'' teaching the gospel of self.
The only treasure we will take from this planet are the souls of men regenerated by the power of the blood of Jesus Christ, treasure in earthen vessels rescued from an eternity of torment in the fires of hell. Remember the rich man went to hell because he ignored the commission of God and rejected the ''Royal Law'' to love your neighbor as yourself.
''And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
''Then he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.' Luke 16: 23,24
We are called from the realms of heaven to the earth for one reason, to be purchased by the blood of the Lamb and to rescue all who would turn to Christ from sin and transgression and to take them back from where we came to worship God forever. It all sounds so easy but the salvation of a soul is costly, but the reward is eternal and it will take everything you have to gather the wheat for God and store them in the bank of heaven. ''For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.''
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted and your garments are moth eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the mowers who mowed your fields which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabboth. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in the day of slaughter. You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you. James 5:1-6
May God have mercy on us all!