Sleeping in on a Saturday morning, in my opinion, is a dream; one I love to experience! I’ve been lucky to have been able to experience this treat many times in my life, particularly these past few years that I’ve shared my life with a man who is typically an early riser; he’ll tend to the household thus allowing me to sleep in.
So, imagine my perplexity this past Saturday morning, Sept 22, 2018 when, for no apparent reason, I woke up just past the crack of dawn! What the heck, yo!
Since there was no urgent reason to get up I remained in bed, the back of my head buried in a pillow, thinking about the weird dreams I had before waking up. Aside from being weird they were of no consequence so I wasn’t making anything of them.
Suddenly I was caught by surprise when the following lyrics crashed into my consciousness in such manner as to command my attention:
“no time left for you, I’m on my way to better things…”
Simultaneous to this, with absolutely no correlation to the dreams of the night, I was presented with a visual in my minds eye:
In what I initially perceived to be water I saw what appeared to be stick like figures, floating upwards.
But then I realized, somewhat surprised, what I was seeing was not water but was a skyline; I was seeing images floating up into the sky ascending above the roof tops.
Immediately following this image there appeared an exceedingly bright light, seeming to have shape, but not identifiable to me; this supremely bright white light was shining out from amongst the clouds.
Rather excitedly I chuckled to myself thinking: “wow, we may be seeing something happen real soon after all”.
Then I saw the image of the bright white light a second time.
Initially I found this experience rather curious but as the day went on, and I pondered more upon the experience, I began to sense this was not so random as it initially seemed, but in reality may well have been an important experience and/or a message.
I guess you could say it took a bit before the significance of it all really set in with me.
Not recalling what that song was but knowing it from my past, I got up from bed and did an internet search of the lyrics: here’s a youtube of the song. However, it was only that particular stanza, as quoted above, I heard while having this particular experience or vision.
“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:
Okay, so let me try and cut to the chase: can you say EARTHQUAKE on exponential and devastating proportions?!?
I know, I know, I’ve been hearing about “the BIG one” since I was in elementary school, and some of you know that was a VERY LONG TIME AGO, but…..
Something very well may now be afoot, and it’s no joke and it’s not a conspiracy.
For example: “Eleven earthquakes ranging from 2.8 to 5.6 magnitudes were reported off Oregon‘s southern coast Tuesday morning.”
That’s the part they are reporting, but I’m hearing there is more that is not being reported.
This is a long video. It’s current and it sheds a bit of information via a guy who pretty much lives and breaths this stuff, so he does know what is going on:
Here’s a much shorter video I was just listening to. I’ve never before listened to this guy (didn’t know about him) but there is something in what he said herein that prompted me to share this information:
Here’s the thing: there is a major blood moon coming July 27th, 2018, so in a few days from now. Add to that all the planets have lined up in what I understand to be a unique manner. I’m hearing along with the blood moon Mars will pass extremely close to the earth; an event that is very very rare.
I am wondering just how much all of these events affect the earth. I have a feeling more so than we might realize.
IF, or should I say WHEN this earthquake hits, it is predicted hundreds of people will die.
TODAY is the day of our salvation. TODAY is the day to get right with God. Jesus Christ is “the way” “the truth” and “the life”. It is ONLY thru Him that we have salvation.
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
If you have not, call upon Jesus Christ now! Get eternally saved today, you may not have a tomorrow.
Yesterday I spent time working on a sewing project for my youngest child. Just before going to bed, I opened up my tablet to see a youtube had just posted by a young women I enjoy listening to.
I enjoy her videos because I trust that what she shares is truth. She is humble, prayerful, and relies on the Holy Spirit for guidance including when she reads scripture.
I do not personally know her, aside from once posting a comment thanking her for what she shares via her videos, I have no communication with her, and I’ve never shared my blog with her.
Thus to have what she spoke confirm three specific experiences; each of which I have complete confidence were made known to me via the Holy Spirit thus are from the Lord; experiences that each are warnings, served rather as both a jaw dropper and to put some fire back into my veins.
What her video did was serve to show me that what I thought were three random warnings are in reality three events that will all come together at the onset of the “great tribulation”: a time that is very nigh at hand.
I had NO IDEA each of these are related–until last night; listen and hear for yourself!
Please take the time to listen to the following video, and then follow the links to important blogs posted.
May 23, 2018 update. I just came across a fantastic video I highly recommend viewing. Please take time to listen, as the message is well backed up with scripture, thus rendering it, in my opinion, highly reliable, and thus very important.
The night of October 8, 2016 I was given a powerful dream then awakened and heard the words of instruction: “remember this”, after which I went back to sleep.
The next morning, after many other insignificant dreams all of which I’ve long since forgotten, I awoke to have that particular, technicolor, vivid and powerful dream brought back to mind accompanied by powerful feeling I lack words to properly describe. I felt a pressing on my spirit all day and found no rest until that afternoon, upon feeling impressed to do so, I wrote it down in detail and posted as a blog.
The feeling of that dream stayed with me for some time, and I shared with others when I felt led to do so. Initially I was guessing at what the “raining” of fire was. Some months later I, in listening to a series teaching on the book of Revelation, had a jaw dropping moment as I learned about Revelation 6. I had a strong feeling this may be describing what I’d been shown in my dream.
I’m not entirely sure, but upon seeing the title of this video:
I was immediately drawn as the first thought that came to my mind was if this is so, then I may very well have been shown some of what will take place shortly.
I do know I spent the better part of a year watching for what I was shown to take place, as I knew, without question, it was from God. As spring has been rolling around, and with current events taking place in the middle east, I have again begun looking, wondering if this will be the spring we will see the events, of my dream, take place.
A little later the title of another video captured my attention, for reasons that may be obvious. In listening, when she spoke of “fire” from the sky, I knew I was going to post a comment on her video as well; she used the very term I used to describe just what I’d seen!!
This past summer I put together three significant experiences in the following blog:
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.”
I just started watching a youtube wherein I made a mind blowing, very possible, connection to a dream I was given EXACTLY one year prior to when the meteor shower of 2017 is to take place on October 8th.
NO ONE is going to convince me this is mere coincidence if it does indeed turn out there is a connection.
It is just a wait and see to learn if the real event will play out anything like what I saw last year.
Raining Fire is the the original blog, Raining Fire update includes a connection I made upon learning about Revelation 6 (from the Bible).
You decide for yourself, but I believe our God, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, is speaking to us, warning us of HIS coming. He promised He would return, He promised He would make things right, He promised He would destroy the wicked and He would destroy the WICKED ONE (Satan, the author of all evil) and HE, Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Redeemer, our Savior, our Messiah, is COMING!
The Heavens and the Stars, the Sun and the Moon, the catastrophes and world events all are pointing to it, as written/ prophesied in His word; the Holy Writ, the Bible.
Read it, study it out, see it for yourself.
I LONG for His return, I am ready. I am excited. Are YOU?
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.