First Scene: I was at a resort. It was a beautiful resort with expansive, well-manicured lawns; beautiful trees and gardens, an exquisite crystal clear lake; every possible amenity was available for those at the resort. People were playing tennis, frolicking in the Olympic-size pool, boating on the lake, bar-b-queing, picnicking on the grounds, napping in the shade of the many and varied trees, walking among the flowers in the many gardens; everyone was having a really good time. There were some that were studying scripture, or praying or worshipping, their heads bowed over their tasks; no one was looking up, everyone was intent on the activity of the moment.
DREAM – Second Scene: I was in a helicopter with the President and the Fire Captain. We were flying over the resort and I could see the resort was surrounded by a raging fire. The Fire Captain was asking the President to allow him to send in fire-fighting assets to the area to protect the resort. His manner and tone were not urgent though. The President was non-committal, not worried nor concerned; he was nonchalant in his response. “Look at the resort, it is green and beautiful!” “But Sir,” the Fire Captain replied, “Allow me to send in assets just in case.” “There is no need,” the President responded, and the Fire Captain stopped asking.
I was in the helicopter with these two men and I was aghast at their nonchalance. I could clearly see the raging fire surrounding the resort; I could see there was no avenue of escape. In the short time we had been in the air the fire had advanced on the resort with incredible speed. I thought of all the people at the resort, having such a great time; whether playing or resting or eating or worshipping and I knew that they either did not know or did not care that they were in grave danger. The only hope for them to be saved from this raging fire was to be air-lifted from the resort. “Please help them,” I said.
The President leaned forward in his seat and spoke to the pilot who then turned the helicopter and flew low over the resort. The people at the resort heard the engine of the helicopter and looked up and it was only then, when they looked up, that they became aware of the danger they were in for they saw the smoke and flames billowing up all around them. Some panicked, some returned to their activity with an, “they’ll send help, we don’t have any cause to worry,” and some began to curse God for allowing this to happen. They all thought they were safe and they were anything but safe.
The helicopter flew away with the President and the Fire Captain talking about the weather and how nice it had been these last few days.
LOOK-UP My People before it is too late! The Fire Rages!
Psalm 18:41, “They cried for help, but there was none to save, even to YHVH, but He did not answer them.”