AWAKE OH SLEEPER!

Sept. 25, 2012 ~ 1:15 am

I was awakened from a very powerful dream.  This dream was happening in slow motion, so I was able to soak up what was happening.

In the dream, I was outside and I was singing praise to the Lord.  All of a sudden, I noticed people coming from everywhere and their faces began to look up toward the sky in awe.  I was sort of underneath a very tall building, so I took a step away and looked up to the sky.  I saw colorful rays of light shining down in all directions.  Then….I saw Him!  It was Jesus with His arms outstretched.  He had on a majestic white robe with a sash of red flowing from His shoulder to His feet.

My mind was racing and words were coming out of my spirit simultaneously.  I heard my thoughts….”It’s real, it’s happening, this is really happening…”  Out of my spirit came these words….”Oh my Lord, my Lord, I love You, I love You, take me, take me Lord, I love You.”

Then people began to rise toward the sky.  I saw one of my daughters in front of me, and as she was rising, she looked to the person next to her, and I could hear her say “I’m so happy, I’m so happy.”  We were in the motion of rising, when I was awakened from the dream.  I was lying on my back and I could feel the sensation of a gravity pull.  It felt like there were numerous large magnets underneath me and holding me down.  I could not move at first because of the strength of the gravity pull sensation.  Once I could move, I got up, wide awake, very alert, and then the tears began to flow because of what I had just experienced.

It is difficult to put into words an experience like that.  Generation after generation has heard that Jesus is coming soon.  They have heard it so much that they have become complacent to the thought.  We know it in our minds and spirit because the bible tells us so, but how many of us stop for a moment in our daily lives and ask “Could this be the day?”  For believers, the thought is always in the back of our minds.  I don’t know why the Lord allowed me to experience this powerful dream.  But, one thing I know… He IS coming sooner than we think!  In the dream, it was just another normal day with people going about their lives….then…pow!  The rapture began to happen.  I was in awe….just complete awe!

The next day, the Lord led me to the scripture in John 3:2 ~ “Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be.  We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is.”

I experienced this scripture.  I saw Him just as He is!  All I could do was profess my great love for Him.  And I knew that I did not want to be left behind. What am I going to do about it?  Who am I going to take with me?  Who can I tell about Jesus that He is coming soon?  Will it be someone walking down the street, someone in the grocery store, someone at the beauty salon, someone at the movie theater, someone at the Dr.’s office, my neighbor?  Who will it be?  Oh to burn with the fire of God in our bellies that would implore us to go out of our comfort zones and share the Gospel!  Lord Jesus, help us!  We have been empowered to share the Gospel.  Everything you need to do is right inside of you.  One step forward can save someone’s life from destruction….just one step.  You will not be alone, the Holy Spirit will be right there with you all the way, giving you the right words to say.  It feels so good to save a life.

Eternity is knocking at your door.  Will you answer?

Cheryl Drake

About Cheryl Drake

Cheryl is a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. She serves in ministry alongside her husband and daughters on the worship team at her church. Cheryl loves to write and teach the Word of God. She has a heart for hurting women and desires to see women find out who they are in Christ. Coming from a family of ministers, Cheryl desires to be a conduit of God's anointing to touch lives.
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8 Responses to AWAKE OH SLEEPER!

  1. Cheryl,
    I am writing the words of my husband to you this morning about this posting.
    Dan says…” It is obviously more than a “feel good” dream. It’s a “stirring of God in your heart to reach out to the lost and to see them embrace Christ as their Savior.” God would not have given you this kind of dream unless He trusted you to continue to energize the gift of God within you.
    You’ll probably never know the fruit that will be produced by the seeds that you’ve planted by this blog posting and your personal witnessing. Remember, some seeds bear fruit quickly. Others take years and decades. You are like the “sower of seeds” into men’s souls in Matthew 13. (Study carefully the 4 kinds of soils in this passage and He’ll give you insight into how you should witness to them.)”
    Our heart has been deeply stirred from your posting!

    • Cheryl Drake says:

      Dan & Sheila,
      Your comments have truly blessed me. You are right, this dream has stirred me! His coming is sooner than we think. We are the vessels He has chosen to tell others about Him. We must be ready, we must follow hard after Him, we must surrender ALL….anything that would seperate us from Him has to go! He is coming back for a holy people. The pure in heart shall see Him. I felt the feeling in my dream of ‘what if’ He didn’t take me? ‘What if’ we do not share with others? You do not want to feel that feeling of being left behind. I pray the fire of God falls on all who might read this post! Time, as we know it, is coming to an end.
      Thank you for your comments on this. They are so appreciated!

  2. Robin says:

    Cheryl, I often remember, as I sat in my Baptist pew, the preacher shouting, “Jesus is coming back! Are you ready?” I mean really they said the same thing every week. I grew hungry to understand by the Spirit. I began to learn the Word for myself. Matthew 11:12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it. 13For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 14And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. 15He who has ears, let him hear. We are all responsible for sharing Jesus with everyone we come in contact but your dream tells a “for such a time as this” and reminds me we should all hear with our spirit. Thank you for sharing and awakening our ears to hear what the Spirit is saying.

    • Cheryl Drake says:

      Dear Robin,
      Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I love the scriptures you posted. They are so appropriate! I also grew up hearing that “Jesus Is Coming Soon.” It seems like week after week, we would hear that familiar statement. I remember when I was younger, that we were all convinced that we would not still be on the earth to see the year 2000! We were confident that Jesus would come back before then! Here it is 2012, and we are waiting. But, by tuning into the Spirit, so many are sensing a shift in the atmosphere. Something is going on. I know I am not the only one to have a rapture dream. The Lord is speaking through dreams, visions, prophetic words, etc. Who is listening? I have been asking the Lord to show me things, to give me dreams, visions, to teach me even in the night hours. I was not expecting this kind of dream. I have never had a rapture dream before….and I have had many spiritual type dreams, but never one like this! Words fail me. I wish I could take so many with me back to the dream so they could experience what I did.
      Thank you for your wonderful comments Robin!

  3. Melody Drake says:

    Good post Momma! Time is getting short and the Lord is trying to get our attention! No more time to waste! Our job is to bring Holy Spirit truths just like you did in this! Keep doing it!

  4. Cheryl Drake says:

    Thanks baby girl! It is true….time is short and the Lord is coming back soon! We need to take as many with us as we can! It will be a horribly indescribable day when those who did not listen or believe are left behind….utter chaos! I do not want to be one of them!

  5. melissa says:

    Cheryl, even tho you told me the dream in person, when I read your post I can still feel the same presence I felt when you told me. My heart cry is to have others feel and know our Father like we do. Thanks again for sharing.
    Melissa

  6. Cheryl Drake says:

    Thanks Melissa! We are sisters in the faith and we desire the same things for others. We have so much Kingdom business to accomplish. We need each other to fulfill the call of God upon each one of us. Can’t do this alone! Thank you for stopping by the blog to read and leaving a comment.

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