On Saturday evening of the Easter weekend, my wife and i re-watched the 2004 Mel Gibson movie called The Passion of the Christ which depicted the last twelve hours of Jesus’ life before his crucifixion in graphic detail. God saw this as an opportunity to make a point.
On Easter Sunday morning, I had a dream in which i and some other people were at the top of a highly raised area from the surrounding which had a steep side. Someone could fall from this steep side to the ground below. There was a man at the top of this area who had been given money to betray Jesus and he was forcefully asking us to also give him money for the same purpose. There seemed to be a table where others were putting this money that was being demanded. I had an envelope with some few silver coins but it also had “pretend” money used to play in the game of Monopoly. The Monopoly money notes were many and bundled together. I gave this man the Monopoly money since i knew it was not genuine as i didn’t want to actually betray Jesus. However, the envelope of money which i had come with and still contained the few silver coins was on the table and i somehow forgot to take them back with me, therefore making them part of the payment made.
When i awoke, this is the interpretation i got for the dream. The raised area with a steep side over which one could fall represented pride which drives sin in our lives.
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
The man who was at the top demanding money represented satan who possessed Judas to betray Jesus. When we are prideful and therefore actively walking in sin, we are betraying Jesus just like Judas did and are therefore crucifying him again. We are often in denial of what we are actually doing and pretend like sin is no big deal (Monopoly money) but the reality of the betrayal does not go away (silver coins on table)!
It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God.But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.
Hebrews 6: 4-8
As we wait for Jesus’ return, let us walk in the spirit and not gratify the desires of the flesh so that we do not bring shame to God and therefore take for granted what Jesus did for us on the cross. We have been freed from the burden of sin not so that we can do what we want, but to serve God according to his will without any hindrances.