The Lord has dropped two words in my spirit by the ministry of dreams, revelation and understanding . The words are measure and metron. Let me see if I can break it – at least in part.
In terms of the word measure , I saw in a dream a character that I thought was dead but was still alive. He was well known in his day and highly admired, but because of age he looked half the man that he used to be. What i subsequently realized was that He was alive but his deeds were not right. I saw him inveigle an individual to follow suit but it was dead works. Neither of them were going anywhere. I foresaw the road to destruction.
The Bible says at Matthew 7:14 strait is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to life but few there be that find it.
The Psalmist wrote , “Lord make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is , that I may know how frail I am. When will my end be? Behold thou hast made my days as an hand-breath and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity”.
Surely every man walketh in a vain shew : surely they are disquieted in vain: they heap up richest and know not who shall gather them. Psalms 39:6
And so let us ponder in Covid time, what is our true measure and worth in the eyes of God. What is the number of our days and what is our measure? Where will we spend eternity.
Job says, we brought nothing in and shall take nothing out. Job 1:21. It is appointed unto all men to die but after death the judgement. This is not scaremongering, nor doom or gloom but truth and we best not avoid it.
The invitation to measure up is there. To examine ourselves. There is only one way whether we like it or not our Creator determined that. We are admonished that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. It is not just an empty rhetoric or mantra but is learning for the wise. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Only fools despise wisdom.
For those already inside, we are admonished to let all our striving be done lawfully, walking worthy of the vocation where we have been called. In all lowliness and meekness with long suffering, forbearing one another in love. Endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirt in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1
The question for both those in and outside Christ : What is your measure? We cant get away from it. If you were weighed in the balance would you be found wanting? It is time for all of us (as the prophet Haggai said ) to consider our ways.
Every one of us have been given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ and those gifts he has left principally the free gift of Salvation – made available to each and everyone of us ie whosoever will and of which all other things flow.
None of us know the day or the hour when that knock on the door shall come. In the meantime how might we prepare? What wait we for?
The Bible says believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins. Whether we like it or not the creator of this universe already determined how he intended for a man or woman to live. We either obey or forbear. Today, if we hear his voice harden not your heart.
For those already in the faith. We are waiting to wit the redemption in our body. To be clothe with his righteousness and to lose this body of death.
As the scripture says we wait ‘…Till we come in the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Not having our own righteousness ( I do this, but dont do that ) which is of the law . But having his righteousness which is of faith.
How does the scripture put it ? Like this: But to him that worketh not but believeth on him, that justified the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Romans 4:5 . That is, it is not of works that anyone should boast.
This then our measure and our metron – the tick tock – the weight and measure. It is his righteousness not ours. We could never do it. And we thank Him for his grace. In Him the fullness of the godhead dwelt bodily. And so it should be so in us.
This is the true measure, our metron : his right arm of righteousness. Christ in us the hope of glory . This is the reason for which he died and rose again. To bring many sons and daughters to glory.
The world is waiting.
Linda J UK