There was a small group of us staying in a cabin. The cabin sat high above the ground with a long wooden staircase leading to the ground level. From a large sliding glass door, we could see a lion, on the grounds, prowling below.
One young man in our group, full of confident pride, was of the belief he could, in rather a “horse whisperer fashion” handle this lion, so he went outside and down to the ground level to confront the lion.
From the balcony, we called out to him urging him to come away from the animal, back to the safety of the balcony.
Our pleas fell on deaf ears, in arrogance he was so sure he could handle the animal and gain control over it.
Lying on the ground alongside the lion he prostrated himself, contorting his body as if to mimic the movements of the lion; his belief that somehow, in this manner, he could gain control over the animal.
In moments his entrails were hanging out of him as his lifeless body, now carried in the lion’s mouth, was moved the other side of the grounds that surrounded the cabin.
A friend of this young man, who had followed him to the ground level now looked on in horror. The remainder of the group who had remained up on the deck began to scream to him to run: “RUN, run as fast as you can!”
He tore off across the grounds. As the lion was distracted with his most recent kill the young man was able to make it back to the level of safety.
The entire group then promptly leaped back into the cabin, slamming the door shut and blocking it with a sofa.
Just as someone was placing a phone call to authorities for help and back-up I awoke.
Lying in bed, my head still on my pillow, the following immediately came to my mind:
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
1 Peter 5:8
Having gone to sleep some hours prior, after praying to the Lord my concern pertaining to an addiction that is a part of the life of someone I care about, I believe the Lord gave me this dream as a means to illustrate a warning.
It is with you I share this dream; my hope you will see, and heed the warning, as, I believe, your “habit” is akin to the Lion; you believe you can and do have control over it. I believe this dream was a means of illustrating that belief to be a false illusion.
“What does it profiteth a man if he gain the whole world but lose his soul… “
As I sat here staring at a blank blog page with a desire in my heart but absolutely no idea how to express it, the above words came to mind.
I believe those words comprise the lifeblood of the message that is in my spirit which I pray will touch your heart.
A little over 7 years ago, in the midst of a crisis of my faith, I phoned my childhood best friend. At age 11 my family moved 850 miles away from my childhood home, so this friend and I no longer maintained the typical friendship of those who are blessed to grow up together in the same town. But this friend and her family were so near and dear to me, I reserved a place for her in my heart, for life, and periodically kept in touch in an attempt to sustain our friendship.
As she and I were raised under the same religious culture, but knowing she did not live true to the religion, she was, I believed, the one I could safely call. I needed someone whom I believed would understand, to discuss with this crisis I was in, upon coming to recognize this church in which I was raised and had been faithful to for the better part of my life was, actually, in fact, not all it perported to be.
In this phone conversation I learned a few things: while my friend did not live the religion in her daily life, she still held to the culture and believed the church to be true; my friend believed what is important to make it to heaven is simply to be a “good person”; and lastly, my crisis of faith of the church actually seemed to serve distancing this friend from me; something I feared it would those who remain active believers of this particular church; I just never anticipated it of this friend.
However, that phone conversation is the last this particular friend has accepted from me.
I still love that friend and I’ve missed her. But more importantly is what I have come to understand in the years since that phone call with her.
In particular, on my mind today, is not so much her belief that this particular church and culture are true, but more importantly of her belief that you only need to be a “good person” to obtain eternal salvation into Heaven.
This is a false belief and my objective desire today is to share with you, my reader, what is essential to obtain the saving Grace of God, so as to obtain eternal salvation in the glories of eternal heaven, as opposed to finding yourself in the realm outside of heaven thereby being cut off from the presence of God which equates to spending eternity in the realm of Hell.
To begin we need to understand why any of this is relevant, and I believe the following sums it up well:
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. 15 But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. (Romans 5:12-15)
In a nutshell: Adam sinned against God and in that moment suffered spiritual death. He was cut off from the presence of God.
In order to restore a way for mankind back into the presence of God, (since we each are born of Adam with a sin nature) a sacrifice had to be made to atone for sin.
This was accomplished by God (the son of God: Jesus Christ) coming to this earthly realm and taking on the form of humanity; this being accomplished by the Holy Spirit implanting in the womb of the virgin Mary so that she would bear the human child in which the spirit of God, (the son of God) dwelt, thereby creating a human being that was both God and man.
And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, “Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father who is in Heaven. (Matthew 16:16-17)
Thus it was that Jesus was without sin which qualified Him worthy to be a sacrifice to atone for the sins of all of mankind.
“For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live” (Romans 8:13)
For us to be able to partake in the redemption offered us of God by way of this atoning sacrifice, it is requisite that we ACCEPT this gift; acceptance of this gift is done by way of faith and believing.
To deny the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ leaves us lost in our sins:
Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins;for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins. (John 8:24)
Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins;for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins. (Colossians 2:9)
On the other hand, when we accept and believe on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ:
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2)
That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” (Romans 10:9-11)
I think because my original foundational understanding of the gospel began with religion based upon law, it was challenging for me to come to understand and accept the principle of grace, a principle taught us by the Apostle Paul.
Perhaps this is why I was given a particularly powerful dream, one I felt was worthy to share, which I did in a previous blog post. You can read it by following this link
I recommend reading it, as I believe it serves well to drive home an understanding of this powerful gift or blessing that can be ours.
Following are a couple scriptures that define what I came to understand in the dream:
Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:27)
Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us (Romans 8:34)
While doing research I came across an article wherein I learned the following:
There are two kinds of faith: ascentia and fiducia.
Ascentia is a mental acknowledgment.
Understanding this helped me understand something that once puzzled me:
In reading from the New Testament I realized the demons who took possession of mortal bodies recognized Jesus as the son of God.
In my mind this establishes a couple points:
1) Jesus IS of God, because these demons, followers of Satan, each of whom once dwelt in the Heavens with God clearly would know of the deity of God and thus of the Son of God. Therefore, when He dwelt upon the earth they recognized Him.
2) Despite fully recognizing Jesus, thereby “believing” it was Him, and thus knowing He IS the Son of God, yet still they are NOT saved. So, what’s the difference?
The difference is between ascentia and fiducia.
Fiducia is a faithful, independent trust in the work of Christ upon the cross. It is in believing andtrusting that the sacrifice of Jesus Christ: His offering up His life and allowing His blood to be shed for our sins: is the only way through which we can and will be saved.
So it’s more than just knowing of Jesus Christ. Many are those that can know of Jesus. There is secular documentation from the time when Jesus walked upon the earth that allows us to know He was a real life character. Knowing OF Him is not enough.
Salvation requires believing in Him; believing His atonement; trusting in the salvation He offers: understanding that is is ONLY through Jesus Christ that we can come to the Father.
Jesus said to him, “I amthe way,the truth, andthe life.No one comes to the Fatherexcept through Me. (John 14:6)
Being a good person and doing good works is a good thing, but it will NOT bring us to the eternal Father!! It is NOT the key.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, (1Corinthians 15:1-4)
And once we have this; hold fast, because:
…“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Cor 2:9)
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39)
I pray that if your faith was wavering or, simpering out, or no longer existent, it is revived, so that the fire now burns within your spirit and that your HOPE burns bright, as we wait upon our Lord and Savior, because HE has long promised HE WILL RETURN for those who love Him.
For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? (Romans 8:24)
You probably are aware there is to be a mega blood moon on Friday which will be experienced clearly over the middle east continents of this world.
Due to the time difference, those on that part of the world will see it at night while those of us on the American continent will be experiencing blue skies and sunshine in the mid morning hours of the day.
A question I’ve had but didn’t find answers to, is will we (those of us on the America’s) experience any type of eclipse. However, this morning I began listening to a women who does very analytical studies. In this series she just put out pertaining to the blood moon, I learned there is a possibility we may very well experience an eclipse.
I also learned there is a possibility the effects of this lunar eclipse could cause the Yellowstone volcano to blow. We know it’s been showing some activity of late which has the attention of those who understand that, should this volcano blow, it would have devastating effects on this portion of land mass.
So, to back up a bit, some of you are likely familiar with the one and only dream I had for which I spoke with assurance it was a vision from God. I’ve had some interesting and some insightful dreams in my life, but of this dream I have known, without question, it was of God. I have never claimed to know why I was shown what I was shown, and I didn’t fully understand what it was I was being shown.
However, in the span of time since October 8, 2016, which is when I was awakened from my sleep and instructed that I must remember this, upon which the dream was brought to my now conscious mind with distinct clarity, I have been paying attention to both scripture and world events in a desire to better understand what I was shown.
Months after the dream my studies led me to recognize a correlation between the opening of the 6th seal (from Bible prophecy as given in the book of Revelation). That was a jaw dropping moment that gave me chills, as I recognized the connection.
Some months later, again, I was given reason to believe the “cloud of darkness” I saw just prior to the “bolts of fire” was from an solar eclipse. Thus it was, last year, I was paying close attention when I learned the American continent would experience a total solar eclipse.
Today, in the middle of listening to the series, I paused it to look for photos depicting what a volcano blowing looks like. I specifically wanted to see if in process it caused “bolts of fire” to effectively “rain” down from the sky. I’ve inserted a picture that suggests to me this may very well be so. As we know, this type of natural disaster causes much destruction, which is exactly what I was made to know was the result of the “bolts of fire” that rained from the sky in my dream.
If you’ve not already read it, I think you may find it most interesting. For myself, it was amazing to see.
While I am NOT prophesying anything with what I am saying now, I do state I am seeing a good possibility of what could come to pass.
And given all the factors, I see a strong possibility it could happen within the next days to come.
Combined with this, I have been having some personal experiences which lead me to believe the judgments of God are indeed about to rain upon us, just as I was made very aware that what I was shown in that dream were, in fact, judgement of God.
One very important point I understood in my dream was I did not have a spirit of fear. The reason being because I felt the protection of God. Those that put their faith in Jesus Christ need not have a spirit of fear because God has promised that He will protect those that are His.
Thus it is I constantly emphasize the point to get your life right before the Lord; to place your hope and trust in the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
TODAY is the day to do this if you have not already. We absolutely cannot count on tomorrow.
2 Corinthians 6:2
2 For He says:
I heard you in an acceptable time, and I helped you in the day of salvation.
Look, now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation.
Here is a link to the first of the series I have been listening to:
Standing waist high in rather swampy water, I noted the water was not a murky green, but instead was an orange red color.
From my viewpoint I saw my son and a girlfriend standing together; to my right of them stood a tall man; however, my son and this young woman’s interaction was limited to between themselves; they seemingly unaware of me or this man.
Next thing my son was standing away in the distance, no longer with this young woman, whom I knew he had been in relationship with.
Making my way over to the young woman I engaged in conversation with her.
The male personage still stood, now off to my left. There was a barrier standing between us and Him, which at the time wasn’t significant, to me, and, despite being aware of his presence, there was no attempt to engage with him or vise versa.
I understood this young woman was a virgin and that she had separated herself from my son being concerned he no longer was a virgin.
I found I was explaining to her that ALL of us have sinned; no one is free of sin, and there is not a grading scale for degrees of sin. Instead all sin is in opposition of God, and thus separates us from Him.
(Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,)
I attempted to impress upon her to not judge my son, explaining that through Jesus he could be made clean.
(Hebrews 10:10 By this will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.)
I then went on to state that all of us, all of mankind, will stand before God in judgment one day.
(Revelation 20: And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.)
However, those of us who believe in, and trust in Jesus Christ: as our Lord, and our Savior, are washed clean through the blood sacrifice of Jesus, so we are now clean before the Father.
(Romans 10:13 For “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”)
Quite literally, through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, we can be made clean; God the Father will see us through Jesus, which is how we are seen as perfect.
(Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.)
(1 Corinthians 3:10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.)
As I was explaining to this young woman how my son, through faith in Jesus Christ will be made clean again, I very literally “saw”, in my dream, Jesus standing between my son and the Holy Father.
As I witnessed this I was so strongly impacted by the reality of HIS redeeming love I was overcome with emotion and, literally, wept.
1 John 2:1-2 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
During the week since having this dream I have gained some clarity on it.
Virgin is representative of spiritual purity.
The murky waters represent the sins of mortal life of which we are surrounded and tempted.
This dream is applicable for all of humanity, it is not singularly about my son. I believe the Lord gave me this dream and used a visual of my son because it would serve to strongly impress upon my heart the full impact of the significance of the message; the significance of the sacrifice Jesus made for us, and the gift that sacrifice is on our behalf.
Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, now stands in the gap between us and the Father, and through our Savior we can be washed clean, IF we accept this gift offered us.
Jesus answered,“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
You know that moment when something seemingly inconsequential suddenly takes on a new meaning; meaning that takes your breath away as you realize the possible implications.
Months ago, possibly 4, maybe more, I had a dream that, at the time, made no sense. Upon waking, with little detail left in my memory, I was perplexed as to why I found I kept reflecting back upon it with what detail I did recall so clear in my mind.
Because the dream seemed basically void of meaning I didn’t blog on it or share it with any enthusiasm beyond a passing statement similar to the following:
I had an odd dream: I dreamt we were camping at a campsite where we were pretty much the only ones there, maybe one or two other campers. I was standing near the door of our trailer looking into the sky when I saw two large (one very large) full moons; one of them was reddish in color. The image is really sticking with me but I don’t know what it could mean.
Fast forward several months when I then had the following dreams as blogged here
At the time I blogged on that Tsunami, and subsequent dreams, I failed to see a correlation to the previous dream, which is why I didn’t include it therein.
This weekend is my and Brian’s anniversary. Some years ago we celebrated our anniversary with a couple nights of winter camping at the Oregon coast. As we have a nice new RV we decided to do the same again this year, this time at a place where just a highway separates us from the beach.
Seemingly oddly, yesterday I found that long ago dream of camping and the two moons came to my mind.
Then this morning I found a message from my daughter informing me of a Tsunami warning for the Oregon Coast; an event that would be triggered an earthquake under the ocean’s surface near Alaska.
One of my first thoughts upon learning this tsunami warning was retracted, is that where this is one earthquake (and it was a big one) there can always be another.
Just minutes ago the following all came together in my mind: dream of camping with two moons and virtually no one else there correlating to camping in winter, a time in which very few people go camping, and doing so in this month wherein we experience two full moons in one month. Add to this the dream of being on a beach and witnessing a massive tsunami wave roaring up and realizing in a moment that we are all going to perish via this catastrophic event.
On the third floor of Zions bank in Salt Lake City I stood in the middle of the dealer loans department looking around the ever so familiar place of employment.
As was my usual custom I opted for the stairway over the elevator. After sitting in an office chair for the better part of the day, I’d long since determined it in my best interest to use the stairs morning, noon and evening.
This time rather than finding the customary cleanliness, the stairway had a rather dreary feeling and seemed almost the black and white of long ago TV viewing, prior to color television sets. At each of the landings, as I’d round the corner I spotted a security guard; this was unusual.
Once outside I stood on the sidewalk where I would wait for the bus. This day; a beautiful spring or summer day, offering mild temperatures, blue sky and sunshine, I stood waiting for the bus. Initially the only other person there was my brother, Greg.
In moments, however, we were accompanied by a nice looking man who introduced himself to be the Vice President of the bank.
He proceeded to invite me to be his date to what I understood would be a very elegant, formal dinner event. Showing me a business credit card, he explained that for this date no expense would be spared.
At his query I assured him I had experience to properly navigate the usage of the varied eating utensils, as, for this occasion, I learned this would be needful.
Instinctively, it would seem, I knew I would wear a beautiful evening gown, my nails would be manicured, and my hair would be styled in a beautiful up-do.
While it wasn’t spoken aloud, I was very aware I needed to be conscientious to make all needful preparations in a timely manner so as to be ready on time.
However, next thing I knew, it was almost time to go, and I wasn’t yet ready. I was perplexed as to where time had gone, and very concerned at my lack of proper preparation.
Upon my escorts arrival we attempted to become intimate. I became somewhat frustrated in lack of being able to fully execute that.
Next I stepped into a bathtub to shower, only to discover items I recognized to belong to my brother’s children were cluttering the tub; items such as coloring books, games, and the like.
After spending time emptying these items from the tub, I announced cleared out so that we could now shower.
Then I awoke to the early morning hours of December 8, 2017
Immediately upon waking I understood the clutter in the tub represented “distractions”.
I recognized that these distractions were not “bad” things, but simply things that were serving as clutter preventing me from becoming properly “clean”.
Initially I assumed this dream to be telling me there are distractions in my life; things preventing me from getting clean. After pondering and praying on the matter I am still unsure if this was a warning for me, or if it was for me to share with others. Perhaps it’s a warning for each of us, as during this time we occupy, while waiting on the Lord, we are to keep busy, but at the same time, we need to be mindful that our distractions do not replace our continuous mindfulness of being spiritually clean in anticipation for the coming of the Lord.
In dreaming of attempts to be very intimate was initially very perplexing to me; I felt to dream such a thing, in this circumstance, must be highly inappropriate. However, after praying and pondering on this detail, I remembered in dreams we are unable to articulate emotional intimacy. So to “see” this intimacy, our mind uses the physical to “see” things emotional.
Once I remembered this, I began to look more closely at my life, to determine if there might be something keeping me from being fully emotionally intimate with the Lord.
As may be evident my belief, my feeling, is that the Vice President in this dream represents the Lord, Jesus Christ.
I believe He is effectively inviting me as His guest to a very special event, which, I believe, represents the wedding supper of the Lamb.
For this honored and sacred event, I want to be spiritually prepared and fully adorned. And I believe this event is coming up soon.
The water was so dark it was practically black, both the water and the sky as I treaded water to keep afloat in the choppy waves. Some distance away I saw numerous other people doing the same. Further away in another direction I saw a couple large ships of which I believe there may have been people aboard.
Then I was on land, an island, and found myself in a very large building which reminded me of a multi-level office type building but separated only by desks and cubicles rather than separate offices. I was surrounded by people, quite possibly those I’d seen while in the water.
The only recollection I have of interaction with anyone was when someone; a person I seemed to know, but can’t recall as being someone I know, who wanted to exit the building to go to somewhere we’d all eventually be heading, but they wanted to go ahead of the others and desired I accompany them.
I argued shouldn’t we wait for the others, but they we insistent on going now, so I went along. As we pushed open the industrial quality French style doors; I opening one, my companion opening the other, strong winds of storm quality whipped with such velocity my company was prevented from being blown away only because of holding on so tightly to the handle of the door.
It was then determined we’d return inside waiting until later to take our leave.
In the midst of all this, I was aware this island was doomed to flood but wondered how this was to take place.
When next standing on the beach amidst the other occupants of this island, as we looked out across the ocean waters, a huge planet, that looked very similar to the moon, suddenly fell from the sky straight into the ocean. Immediately I realized this to be the cause of the impending flood, as a wall of water creating a massive tsunami wave rose up heading straight for us. In my left ear I heard the piercing scream of a fellow occupant and I realized all would die.
Then I awoke from that dream. It was now the morning of Wednesday, Nov 22th, 2017
With the two weeks that have followed I’ve referenced back to that dream in two subsequent dreams. In the first dream to follow that dream, roughly a week later, I dreamt I saw the moon and told someone about the dream I’d had the week earlier. Two nights ago I dreamt I saw both the moon and another planet next to it, and told the person I was with about my previous dream regarding the moon.
Last night I dreamt in reference to the three dreams I’ve had: my dream and the subsequent dreams referencing back to my original dream, and then I heard the words “three times means judgment”.
I’m really not quite sure what to make of all this, except to say I find it very curious and I wish I knew the “what and why” of these dreams.
What I do know is just yesterday I heard someone speaking of Revelation chapter 8, and the speaker explained that a massive tsunami would explain destroying ships.
This immediately grabbed my full attention as in my mind saw, again, as I had in my dream the ships. Until that very moment, yesterday, I hadn’t made much of that particular detail, just that in retelling this dream to family members and close acquaintances, it is a detail I included as it is a detail that was clear to me.
Following is a quote from Revelation 8:8-9 in NKJV
“8 And the second angel sounded and, as it were, a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea; and a third part of the sea became blood;
9 and a third part of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died, and a third part of the ships were destroyed.”
Which came about upon my seeing the background photo of a newly posted youtube presentation by Steve Cioccolanti.
It was then that details I’ve been learning through the teachings of others, along with personal messages I’ve either received or been led to see, all seemed to merge together to lead me to see the bigger picture.
I’ve been known to say something big is coming, and now I believe I can see that this something big is definitely coming and is practically on our doorstep.
Friends, family and neighbors: we need to be prepared; and by prepared, I mean spiritually even more than I mean physically.
It’s time to get ready NOW; those closest to me know that which I’ve been known to quote by singing: “it’s the end of the world as we know it” is literally going to become a reality for us- of this I feel confident.
That we really are in the end of times became real, for me, with the following dream:
I am not the only one who is being led to see this, as this video will attest to. Note that this video was put out recently; a couple months after I posted that last blog.
My aha moment came this morning upon seeing the aforementioned photo, which brought to mind my dream of last October.
update made Dec. 4, 2017: What I believed to be an aha moment, in August, was not what I thought it was. I continue to believe that the total solar eclipse, as I’ve believed all along, was and is a warning to the nation of America, that God will allow his judgment to come upon us, because we have allowed Him to be, effectively, removed from this country.
I also believe the constellation, popularly known as the Revelation 12 sign to be a significant warning, but I believe that warning applies to the Nation of Israel.
In August, prior to the solar eclipse, I went ahead and listened to that youtube to learn what he had to say in regard to the eclipse. From it I learned some important and valuable information, thus I highly recommend watching the following:
As I have done for years, I continue to ensure my pantry is full of nutrient laden foods and containers of safe drinking water, enough to sustain my family for at least two weeks. I also keep other necessary supplies, including first aid supplies, should we not be able to purchase anything for a period of time.
I also think it wise to take measures, as much as one can, to secure up our house for an earthquake, as it’s possible we may experience the motherlode of all earthquakes in the near future. I believe this earthquake will be a part of what will take place as foretold in Revelation 6, which I suspect may be a part of what I was shown in the dream I had in October of 2016 which I blogged on but then added to when I learned about Revelation 6 and recognized the possible correlation of my dream to it. Raining Fire update and revision
But most importantly I will continue to stay close to the Lord in prayer, scripture study and thought, as I fully believe that to be of the highest priority.
I believe the return of our Savior is nigh at hand.
And because I fully believe it is my life beyond this mortal realm that is everlasting, it’s for that life I want to lay up my treasures; anything of this life can and likely will become worthless in a quick moment of time.
Okay, I realize that is both a phrase rather cliché as well as a phrase sounding extreme. But before you write me off as “mad” or a “nutter”, I hope you’ll hear me out.
To start, in October of 2016 I was shown, in a dream, a vision of something to come. You can read about it here.
Then there is what happened last night:
Just minutes after 1 a.m. I woke up abruptly, in a sweat, which may have had more to do with the fabric of my nightwear, but more importantly I awoke in a bit of alarm at what I had just heard in my sleep.
I’d been having what I’d call a flash dream; one that seemed mostly of symbolic pictures and was a very brief dream. It is what was spoken that caused me to awaken with a start.
I heard: “Saturday will be the start of a weekend from Hell”.
I knew when I heard it and when I awoke it was not meant as a personal warning that applied to my personal life but that it was meant more globally; just how far reaching I don’t know.
Upon awaking, while I can’t define why, my immediate sense was this was the Lord speaking, so my response was to pray, in which I said if it was the Lord speaking I was listening and could I please have some form of confirmation.
I was so charged with adrenaline I got up for a drink and some melatonin to help me in getting back to sleep. While standing at my kitchen sink with a cup of water in my hand I felt prompted to read scripture.
I sat in my recliner with Bible in my lap having no idea what I should read. I opened the Bible and soon found I was looking at the heading of Lamentations chapter 4.
I have no recollection of ever voluntarily reading from Lamentations. Truth be told, I tend to avoid chapters from of the Old Testament as it’s typically so hard to understand. Thus it is the only time I read from it is if I am directed to, and typically the only way I understand what I’m reading is with enlightenment to my mind by way of the Holy Spirit.
Last night, in the middle of the night, found me not only reading, but understanding what I was reading, and the implication of it being very clear to me.
After reading Lamentations chapter 4, I flipped some pages ahead and found my attention was drawn to Ezekiel chapter 18. With this I could, again, see practical application.
This Sunday, June 4th is Pentecost Sunday. If you, like I was until recently, are unclear on what Pentecost Sunday here, this link will take you to an article about it.
Early this past Tuesday morning, before I awoke, I heard in my sleep, “Pentecost is in four days”. At the time I was perplexed by this, and didn’t speak much about it because it didn’t make sense to me.
However, going forward in 24 hour blocks of time, from when I heard those words to four days forward brings it to Saturday morning, June 3rd, which is this Saturday.
That experience has taken on more meaning to me after my experience last night.
I realize the 4th chapter of Lamentations is written in regard to Israel, however, as I read it in the middle of last night, the impression that came to me was it is a message for America.
Like was Israel, as described, America has become like tarnished gold that has become dull through wickedness. And because of this wickedness, judgement and punishment is coming to humble the people of America. Of this, many are the warnings that have been issued, by others.
As described in Lamentations, where once we ate fine food, I believe we will beg for bread and be destitute in the streets.
While all of the text seemed to speak to me, verses 6 and 22 seemed to particularly stand out. I originally read from the KJV, but for easier readability, I’ll post them in HCSB version:
6) The punishment of my dear people
is greater than that of Sodom,
which was overthrown in an instant
without a hand laid on it.
22) Daughter Zion, your punishment is complete;
He will not lengthen your exile.
But He will punish your iniquity, Daughter Edom,
and will expose your sins.
Ezekiel chapter 18 is about personal responsibility for sin. I believe verses 26-32 speak the message I am to share:
26 When a righteous person turns from his righteousness and practices iniquity, he will die for this. He will die because of the iniquity he has practiced. 27 But if a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life. 28 He will certainly live because he thought it over and turned from all the transgressions he had committed; he will not die. 29 But the house of Israel says, ‘The Lord’s way isn’t fair.’ Is it My ways that are unfair, house of Israel? Instead, isn’t it your ways that are unfair?
30 “Therefore, house of Israel, I will judge each one of you according to his ways.” This is the declaration of the Lord God. “Repent and turn from all your transgressions, so they will not be a stumbling block that causes your punishment. 31 Throw off all the transgressions you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. Why should you die, house of Israel? 32 For I take no pleasure in anyone’s death.” This is the declaration of the Lord God. “So repent and live!
As I am not a prophet, I can’t say what is going to happen, or that anything will actually happen; my intention is not to prophesy anything.
I am merely sharing my experience as I’ve had it. If nothing happens, out of the ordinary, this Saturday, June 3rd, then we should all thank and praise God.
But as I have had experiences in the past where I’ve believed I heard a word from the Lord, and then events followed that confirmed to me it was not just my imagination, but was in fact from the Lord, I don’t dare not share what I experienced last night.
I believe this to be a warning of things to come and I feel it my responsibility to issue the warning.
Bible prophecy tells us there will be an end to this world of sin. Prior to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ returning to the earth there will be a time of judgment, and I believe that time is fast approaching.
I believe the most important things we can do are as follows:
1) Sincerely pray, seeking to draw near, or nearer, to our God and repent of all things we, individually, are in need of repenting of.
2) Sincerely pray for the protection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Shortly thereafter I woke up, not remembering anything about the dream but knowing I needed to read that chapter in the Old Testament. I’ve heard it mentioned fairly often over the past year, and thus knew it had something to do with a major battle prophesied to take place with Israel in the last days prior to the “second coming” return of Christ.
However, I’d yet to read it, so realized I was being instructed to do so now. In starting to read my mind immediately checked out; typical response when approached with something my mind is not accustomed to understanding. (Think: Attention Deficit Disorder, aka A.D.D.)
Believing this something I was to read, I prayed for my mind to be able to comprehend what I was reading; after which the text became clear, understandable and, surprisingly, actually interesting.
Three days later as I sat down for study time (again in the pre-dawn hours).
I reached over for my little devotional book and bible.
I dropped my bible in my lap so I could open my daily devotional book.
Normally my bible drops into my lap closed but this time it flopped open;
what was really curious was it opened to an Old Testament chapter that, until very recently, I didn’t even know existed: Zephaniah.
Not only did it flip open this obscure, “probably best known for being the least known book of the entire Bible” (a mere three chapters, comprised of only three pages), it opened to the page upon which chapter 1 begins.
Looking down at the open book in my lap, I felt compelled to read. Unlike what would be my typical response, I had the feeling this wasn’t a mere coincidence.
Upon sharing this occurrence with my spouse, he looked and spoke skeptically of it; his attitude being it merely coincidence.
To test it out (or more to prove it not), this morning I sat down and dropped, in similar manner, my bible onto my lap, multiple times, to see what would happen.
All but one time it did as normally happens: it landed on my lap closed.
The one time I “manipulated” it to cause it to open, it did what makes sense: it opened to where I’ve placed a folded church bulletin; this making sense as the bulletin is thicker than the whisper thin pages of the bible, thus creating a natural division.
What struck me as I began to read, is the entire “book” (three pages) is comprised of writing prophesying of end times battles, judgement and the ultimate deliverance of Israel in the “last days” aka “end times”.
That my attention has been drawn to the events of prophecy of this last days battle; a battle that will usher in the tribulation period and the happenings of the last days leading up to the return of our Lord, Jesus Christ, not once, but twice in this one week gets my attention.
My feeling is this is not something that should be lost on me. I can’t help but feel the Lord is, in effect, giving us a heads up. I believe we are on the crest of something big coming; I believe the most important place for our attention is in being spiritually ready.