"'And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams."
I am a firm believer in paying close attention to your dreams. So many people dismiss dreams as just coincidence, or merely the cause of ice cream or pepperoni they had before they went to bed. I have a totally different opinion of dreams. I feel that you can tell a lot about a person by their dreams. I have always evaluated and sifted through the dreams that I remember as to whether or not they are legitimate, or merely a byproduct of REM (Rapid Eye Movement).
Last night I had a dream that I was staying in a hotel at the foot of a mountain. There were all kinds of people in the hotel. Some that confessed to be Christians, others who didn't. What I noticed right off the bat was a line that was forming down by what looked to be a recreation locker. It was on the main floor and was closely guarded by a lock and key. There was a gentleman down there that was unlocking the closet that was full of supplies. There were only two sorts of supplies that you had access to, all you had to do was ask the gatekeeper.
The first set of supplies was simply a bicycle. The majority of the people were asking for the bicycles. They climbed on their bikes and rode off into the valley. From my vantage point I could see lights, flags, and music rising from the partying going on down in the valley. The people that chose the bikes just simply rode on into the glitz and glamour that this world had to offer them.
The second set of supplies were a little more elaborate. I saw backpacks, boots, poles, tents, hard-hats, etc. Some people were standing in line not to receive these items, but to turn them back into the gatekeeper. Others were standing in line to receive. I must mention that very few people were left standing there to receive these items, as the bikes were plentiful and the majority of people rode off into the sunset already. As I looked, I saw a few people equipped with the necessary gear and heading out on a narrow path to climb the mountain.
When I woke up, I felt the Lord speak the Matthew 7:13-14 (ESV) passage to me: "Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few."
I believe that the gatekeeper was the Holy Spirit. The Word of God says to "Ask" and He will freely give. The valley represented Vanity Fair and the things of this world. Not only did the people not have to work for anything, but it was a downhill ride that they just coasted on their bicycles. Women were wearing high heels, and the guys dressed in dapper party attire. However, the trek up the mountain represents our walk with God on this earth. It has never been promised to us that the walk with the Lord will not be strenous, but the Holy Spirit promises to equip us. Evidence of this can be found in Ephesians 6, and the manifestation in Galatians 5.