Journal Entry –
Dream: For Such a Time as This
Jae and I were standing in an open field facing a man playing a guitar and singing, “for such a time as this, for such a time as this.” He kept repeating the same phrase over and over again. “For such a time as this, for such a time as this.” There were only a few people in the same field with us and they didn’t seem to be listening to him. I watched them slowly walk away.
– End of Dream
Afterwards, I awoke up and kept hearing the words “for such a time as this” over and over in my head. I didn’t know what it meant, but kept seeking the Lord about it. Sometime later, I typed the words into Google and the search engine responded with “Wayne Watson – FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS – LYRICS.
As I read the lyrics, I immediately wanted to hear Wayne Watson’s song. I clicked on YouTube and found several videos of the song. As I listened intently to Wayne perform the song, I wept and rejoiced all at the same time, caught up in the moment with Holy Spirit. The words rang so true in my heart. The time is short and the window is closing on this age. Those who don’t come in soon will find themselves hopelessly lost forever. Who’s going to show them Christ’s nature, His character and give them His love?
I believe the Lord is calling out to this generation of Christians to return to sober mindedness, and think about why and how you are living at this place in time. We must be clear-headed, and press into God to hear His voice and do whatever He asks of us. I believe most people don’t want to hear what God has to say to them simply because they are afraid He will ask them to do something they don’t want to do. Imagine how ineffective an army would be if they refused to listen to the instructions from the highest generals because they might ask them to do something they didn’t want to do. I know that sounds ludicrous but are we not treating the Father that way now? By not seeking Him we are refusing His Lordship over our life. By not spending time with Him we are walking in a proud and haughty manner. We are to walk humbly “with” our God and that means submission to His will for our lives daily.
Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matt 5:14-16
Saints of God, we must reevaluate our priorities and consider what it means if we call ourselves “Christian”. I believe the verses below provide a look into what a Christian life should look like.
“Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord; for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord. V26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they met with the church and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.” Acts 11:23-24, 26
The call has been made saints time after time and to every generation. Jesus is beginning to assemble His bride unto Himself. The invitation has been given to whosoever will humble themselves before the Lord, leave their comfort zone, and follow after Him. Then and only then will you find the true gospel living inside of your heart, shinning for the whole world to see.
The call is to return to the simplicity of your first love, and regain the passion you once had for lost souls. It’s time to deny oneself and follow after Jesus to wherever He leads and do what He shows you to do with all your heart.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. John 16:24
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. “Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Mat. 9:37-38
Artist: Wayne Watson
Song Title: For Such A Time As This
Writer(s): WATSON, WAYNE
Now, all I have is now
To be faithful
To be holy
And to shine
Lighting up the darkness
Right now, I really have no choice
But to voice the truth to the nations
A generation looking for God
For such a time as this
I was placed upon the earth
To hear the voice of God
And do His will
Whatever it is
For such a time as this
For now and all the days He gives
I am here, I am here
And I am His
For such a time as this
You, Do you ever wonder why
Seems like the grass is always greener
Under everybody else’s sky
But right here, right here for this time and place
You can live a mirror of His mercy
A forgiven image of grace
Can’t change what’s happened till now
But we can change what will be
By living in holiness
That the world will see Jesus