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NO TIME TO DREAM

He was indeed a horror of a man to look at.  From his head down to his toes the best summary of his being was caught in one word,  replusive.  But what was so amazing was his popularity.  A murderer, common cut throat was loved and imitated by thousands of children. 

His victims though were indeed no way members of His "fan club"   For they were thoughtlessly slaughtered.  Some burned, others impaled, body parts were severed heads, eyes, legs and the like.  A master  of disguise he could  appear as any sex.

 He was also a master at catching his unsuspecting victims by surprise.  I guess all the more exicting and sensuous for him.  The more the horror the better the game, the more the pain and groveling the satisfying. 

He had the tools to kill, the appearance to intimatate.   His skin all over his body had the semblance of third degree burns even on his very face.  His nails were long razor sharp.  And he was as quick, agile and powerful as a cheetah or leopard. And his vitcims were many this fictitious character called Cruger .  .  .  Freedy Cruger.  

But you see the only way that he could slay anyone is if they were asleep.  Dreaming!!  Never when they were awake because Freedy was an apparition, phantasm, a spook.  That could only invade the mind when sleeping.  Infiltrating the dreams of individuals and literally killing them physically.

So when victims thought they were in dream world they on there way to a nightmare on Elm Street.

And with each closing episode of this horrorible horrir film the cry is heard man, Freedy's dead!  but some there is always another sequel and each time Freedy comes and pops up that ugly nappy face head of his to bury his hacthet in somebody.

Romans 13:11-14  And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. (NIV)

   

 Paul here is concerned because of the saints lack of concern of their soul salvation.  There is a base of priority that seems Christianity has been put on the back burner.

The midnight hour of the immentent return of Jesus is coming.  The hour hand of the clock is pointing upward toward its finger drawing attention to the number tweleve.

It means that this is the hour that is at hand.  This is the one we look forward too.  This is the one that we are approaching.

The minute hand is drawing closer ever sixty seconds one minute at a time that’s why Paul said it’s HIGH time!

Time is opportunity—the devil understands that for sure that’s why the Bible records that .  .  .

Rev 12:12

For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time."

NKJV

   A legend on an old sundial reads:

      Look on the day-star moving 

      Life and time are worth improving; 

      Seize the moments while they stray, 

      Seize and use them 

      Lest ye lose them 

      And lament the wasted day.

Voltaire, on his deathbed, addressed his doctor: “I am abandoned by God and man. I will give you half of what I am worth, if you will give me six months’ life.” The doctor replied, “Sir, you cannot live six weeks.” Voltaire replied, “Then I shall go to hell, and you will go with me.” Soon after he expired. [1]

  The dying words of Queen Elizabeth I were these: "All my possessions for a moment of time." Unfortunately, we cannot buy more time--not one more day, not one more hour, not one more minute.

n     Robert C. Shannon, 1000 Windows, (Cincinnati, Ohio: Standard Publishing Company, 1997).

A study revealed that an average seventy-year-old man has spent twenty-four years sleeping, fourteen years working, eight years in amusements, six years at the dinner table, five years in transportation, four years in conversation, three years in education, and two years in studying and reading.

His other four years were spent in miscellaneous pursuits. Of those four years, he spent forty-five minutes in church on Sundays, and five minutes were devoted to prayer each day. This adds up to a not at all impressive total of five months that he gave to God over the seventy years of his life.

Even if this man had been a faithful churchgoer who attended Sunday school and three one-hour services per week, he would have spent only one year and nine months in church!

If you have a question about the above arithmetic, sit down and figure out how you have been using your time. How large a portion of it is for the things related to God? When you finish this exercise, ponder what Jesus said: “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? . . .”

[2]

When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.

[3]

766 Smart?

A Dutch professor once fed this question into a very sophisticated computer. “I have the choice between 2 watches; one is broken and irrevocably stopped, the other loses one second every 24 hours. Which one should I buy?”

The computer’s reply: “The one that is stopped, as it indicates the correct time twice every 24 hours; the other does only once every 120 years.”

[4]

Responding to a question about the involvement of Hezbollah, Hamas and other terrorist groups in the United States, the department said FBI investigations "indicate the continued presence of suspected extremists of various groups who could be called upon to attack in the United States."

The Baltimore Sun conducted a contest, and the following poem received a prize for the best answer to the question, “What would you do if you had one more year to live?”

“If I had but one year to live;

One year to help; one year to give;

One year to love; one year to bless;

One year of better things to stress;

One year to sing; one year to smile;

To brighten earth a little while;

One year to sing my Maker’s praise;

One year to fill with work my days;

“A man asked God how long a million years was to him.  God replied, “It’s just like a single second of your time, my child.”  So the man asked, “What about a million dollars?”  The Lord replied, “To me, it’s just like a single penny.” The man gathered himself up and said, “Well, Lord, could I have one of your pennies?” And God said, “Certainly, my child, just a second.”

What are we asking God for?  What are we mainly preparing for?

Internet—It was alleged Porn sites are owned by large companies (AT&T)

New technologies, holographic and brain implants.

One year to strive for a reward

When I should stand before my Lord,

I think that I would spend each day,

In just the very self-same way

That I do now. For from afar

The call may come across the bar

At any time, and I must be

Prepared to meet eternity.

So if I have a year to live,

Or just one day in which to give

A pleasant smile, a helping hand,

A mind that tries to understand

A fellow-creature when in need;

’Tis one with me—I take no heed.

But try to live each day He sends

To serve my gracious Master’s ends.”

—Mary Davis Reed

Be about your Father's business. There will always be plenty of other people occupied with the affairs of the world.

   Frances J. Roberts

  Fortune lost, nothing lost;

   Courage lost, much lost;

   Honor lost, more lost;

   Soul lost, all lost.

I believe God wants us to be successful ... and yet success is not always obvious. The Chinese bamboo tree does absolutely nothing--or so it seems--for the first four years. Then suddenly, sometime during the fifth year, it shoots up ninety feet in sixty days. Would you say that bamboo tree grew in six weeks, or five years? I think our lives are akin to the Chinese bamboo tree. Sometimes we put forth effort, put forth effort, and put forth effort ... and nothing seems to happen. But if you do the right things long enough, you'll receive the rewards of your efforts.

n     S. Truett Cathy, Leadership, Vol. 7, no. 3.

God has all the time in the world we don’t.

Watch out for Freddy watch out for the enemy.

divorce

home

strife

if you believe that you have all the time

if you think God is waiting on you and that in your own sweet time.

Pet sins that we nuture

No chance in hell to reach heaven

Relationships:

Grudges

What about you and me?  Are we dreaming?  Are we headed in the same direction?


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[1]Tan, P. L. (1996, c1979). Encyclopedia of 7700 illustrations : [a treasury of illustrations, anecdotes, facts and quotations for pastors, teachers and Christian workers]. Garland TX: Bible Communications.

[2]Green, M. P. (1989). Illustrations for Bilical Preaching : Over 1500 sermon illustrations arranged by topic and indexed exhaustively (Revised edition of: The expositor's illustration file.). Grand Rapids: Baker Book House.

[3]Green, M. P. (1989). Illustrations for Bilical Preaching : Over 1500 sermon illustrations arranged by topic and indexed exhaustively (Revised edition of: The expositor's illustration file.). Grand Rapids: Baker Book House.

[4]Tan, P. L. (1996, c1979). Encyclopedia of 7700 illustrations : [a treasury of illustrations, anecdotes, facts and quotations for pastors, teachers and Christian workers]. Garland TX: Bible Communications.

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