“In the last days,” God says, “I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.” -Acts 2:17
It was like any other ordinary day except spring was finally in full bloom
after a long cold winter. The birds were singing, the bees were buzzing, the
trees were blossoming and the sun was shining. It also happened to be Good
Friday, the day Christ was crucified. Most people were just glad to be outdoors
and out of school and work if they were so lucky. However, there were some
who knew the significance of the day. There was a young man in town named Zack, who feared God and kept
his commands. Zack didn’t think much of it although what he did often brought on the ridicule of his friends. He
had plans to attend the annual church service that night; it was also a tradition for most of his family and friends.
Even though Zack was out of school for the weekend he decided to knock out his homework early and not
procrastinate. He knew he would have to keep his grades up if he wanted to be admitted to a good college later.
Zack finished just in the nick of time to make it to the church service.
Upon arriving, he was greeted by many friends and loved ones. The service was
the same almost every year; it never changes because it is still true. The
preacher went on to explain about how Christ Jesus was put to death on a cross
some two thousand years ago on our behalf. He didn’t have to lay down his life for us, but he did it out of love to save us from our own sin.
“Rejoice my fellow brothers and sisters! Three days later he rose and
conquered the grave!!!” The preacher said with enthusiasm and conviction.
“Christ has risen and he is alive!” The preacher finished the sermon
“He’s alive and risen indeed!” Most of the people responded. The service
came to a close with that concluding remark and Zack was on his way out and
headed for home. He was exhausted from the long day of studying, so he
decided it was time to call it a night.
Zack fell into a deep sleep before long. He then had a dream, a dream
unlike any he has ever had before. Zack saw himself hovering above the Earth
in the vastness of space. There was a voice calling out to him that sounded
“Zack, look at the Earth.” The voice spoke up. So he looked at the entire
Earth and all of the continents. Zack was given a glimpse of what was
happening on each continent and he was in shock at what this mysterious voice
was showing him.
“Who are you? What are you showing me?” Zack said to the voice.
“Are you surprised at what you see?” The voice said. Zack was definitely
caught off his guard by all this and what he is seeing. He looked once more to
see wars, nation rising against nation, violence, earthquakes, famines, and
corruption of every kind in every race of people on the Earth.
“My people have become so sinful and corrupt. They have turned from
my laws and commands to the point that I regret creating them. As it was in
Noah’s day, my judgment and wrath shall surely come again!” The voice spoke
again. After this statement the voice is no longer mysterious to Zack, he knew
exactly who was speaking to him.
“I am giving them all one more chance to repent and turn from their evil
ways. I am very patient and I want none to perish. If they repent and turn from
their wicked ways, I will hear from Heaven. Then I will forgive their sin and heal
their land.” The Lord God said.
“What do you mean one more chance?” Zack replied.
“That’s for me to know and decide. All you need to know is what must
happen next. I am sending you out on a mission. The mission is to wake up the
world and all who are asleep. You are to share and spread the Good News.”
God answered and commanded Zack.
“What??? I think you have me confused with someone else! I can’t do
that, no way!” Zack whined.
“Be strong and courageous!!! It is not up to you to decide. I tell you I will
be with you wherever you go, even to the end of the age.” God said trying to
encourage him. With that being said, God blessed Zack with every spiritual
“What if they don’t listen to me? How will they know you sent me?” Zack
still doubting asked.
“I’m sending you back with a mark, one that they will recognize and fear.”
God said. The Lord told Zack to reach out his right palm, while doing so Zack
experienced a sharp pain in his hand, but immediately it left him to his surprise.
Soon after, a bright white light consumed Zack’s right palm.
“What do I do with this?” said Zack.
“In time it will be revealed and you will know how to harness this power.
The fate of the world is in your hands. Remember, I am with you always. I will
never leave you or forsake you.” The Lord said.
“I’m not qualified!!!” Zack screamed as he awoke from the dream at
midnight in a cold sweat, he realized it was just a dream and went back to sleep