Many times when we hear the term “Heads Up”, we think of something work related. It’s actually a slang term meaning “advance notice”, but it’s often used in a professional setting. It’s amazing how God always gives us a heads up. When you have a relationship with God, He nudges you when something is about to happen. Whether good or bad, many times the information has already been revealed to you in some form. The gift of prophesy is one form of our advance notice. “I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am He” (John 13:19, ESV). Many times the gift of prophesy is often ignored because it may be difficult for some to understand or accept. Sometimes God reveals things that may not be favorable, but he doesn’t want us to be caught off guard. Many times it’s difficult to decipher whether or not a word that has been spoken to us is really from God. Many times if an idea or concept falls in line with our hearts desires, we can easily accept our “advance notice”, but what if the word that we receive is the total opposite of what we want? The truth does not become invalid just because we don’t like the outcome. Sometimes the unpleasant “advance notice” gives us time to prepare for an outcome. It’s a time to get things in order so that we can activate our plan B. God loves us, but there are times that He does not give us everything that we want. He knows the outcome of everything and at times He attempts to stop us from slamming into the invisible brick wall that we can’t see as we’re walking with our blinders on. We are spoiled and hard headed at times, so we don’t always do the things that we know we should do. For example, we get the word to wait, but due to our impatience, we go, full speed ahead only to end up in a collision. Unfortunately, if we would have heeded the advance notice, we could have avoided the bad decision. Some people get advance notice in the form of dreams. When we’re asleep, we’re vulnerable and quiet. It’s easier to receive messages in our dreams when we’re still, then when we’re moving in a world of chaotic distractions. God can get our attention when we’re asleep. Messages can easily be received by the dreamer and the message is extremely clear. The messages that we receive from God in our dreams come in the form of warning, instruction, and encouragement. Pay attention to the advance notice. It’s not meant to harm you, it’s meant to help you. The word of God is our roadmap through life when we have no idea where we’re supposed to go. Think of it like this, it's a definite way to remind us to look up!
Acts 2:17 -“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”
Psalm 121 King James Version (KJV)
121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.