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Visions and Shakings – Sept. 23, 2015

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Some visions are far more elaborate then others.  Yet a single image can be a powerful thing.  I had the following vision last Wednesday night, September 16, during church.  I saw a gigantic black hole shaped like a marquise cut diamond.  Marquise Diamond Shape except it was black and seemed to grow blacker and blacker at the depth of the center.

Into this blackness a white torpedo was being dropped.  It was quite vivid, but the only words I heard were “Into the heart of darkness.”

The vision occurred in a time of very sweet worship.

I am not sure what it means precisely, but I think our praise and worship has that effect – like a torpedo of light and love that shatters the powers of darkness.

As for the shakings, I often feel a shaking in my body – like a vibration running through me – before a big earthquake somewhere in the earth. Sometimes it comes in waves and there will be multiple small earthquakes back to back someplace like California.  Today, I was standing on my front porch and I felt the shaking beneath my feet through the porch, up through my legs, into my body, a groan, then a sudden stop.  It felt like something in the earth shifted, but suddenly came to a dead stop.  A tectonic plate groaning under the build up of pressure?  I don’t know.

I’ve been watching the news the rest of the day to see if there has been a significant seismic event in the earth.  As of right now, nothing has been reported today.  It was almost like a trap door slamming shut, or perhaps breaking open under a strain.

I’d like to think it was a build up of prayers from the USA suddenly bringing a halt to this run away train our nation is riding.

Not logical, I know.  But neither are visions and dreams.  We’ll see what another day brings forth.

 

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Vision: Ten Virgins

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I was recently reminded of a vision I had about a friend a few years back.  She loves to be the center of attention and loves flying around from one social event to another.  She is a very sociable person and fits in with many different crowds.

cropped-DSCN5848-3.jpg    In a vision, I was lined up an waiting for the bridegroom to appear and the doors to open so that we could go in to the wedding feast.  All of us had lanterns in our hands.  We were supposed to be ready to light them and follow the wedding party when the time came.  Some were standing with their lanterns in hand, ready to be lit.  Others were running around, going from one thing to another, flitting around like butterflies in a flower garden.

When the sound of the wedding party approached, the ones who had not prepared their lanterns and filled them with oil were in a panic.  They thought they had plenty of time before the wedding party arrived and had been preoccupied with giddy things.  When it was time for us to light our lanterns and follow the wedding party, those who had not filled their lanterns with oil began to whine and beg the rest of us to give them some oil, but there was no time.  Even if we had more than enough for our unknown journey, there was no time to give our oil and let them get any portion of it.

When the bridegroom appeared, we instantly fell in line with lanterns lit and followed quietly.

Practical application:  The world offers many enticements and distractions.  A lot of people think they will make significant changes in their life styles at a later date after they’ve had their fun and sewn their wild oats.  It’s not that they don’t want to be better human beings,  but rather that they are caught up in the fast paced world we live in and are more interested in being popular, being included, being cool, than they are in preparing for the return of Christ (or the end of their life – whichever comes first).

When we die, or when Christ returns for His bride, there isn’t time to make things ready or make things right.  We need to live in a state of preparedness.

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Sleepless Night

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I will be happy when the month of September slips away and it is going quickly.  Besides feeling that God spoke to me about personal matters that needed to be completed before September, the internet is full of prophetic words about September… most of them very concerning.  If a person didn’t have faith in God, they’d be pretty terrifying.

I turned on some youtube videos before I went to sleep last night.  They were pretty troubling – especially the foreboding music in the background.  I hope they turn out to be like the Y2K scare that amounted to nothing.

I believe there are two paths before us.  The most important one is the promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14 “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  Our land is definitely in need of healing.

I am holding steadfast for the hope of genuine life changing, faith building, soul saving revival in our land.  I have longed since I was a child to see an outpouring of the love and power of God to heal, save, and restore.  I believe it is coming.  I just hope it doesn’t take tragedy to bring our nation to its prayer knees.

The other path is the one that will ultimately lead to our destruction.  In the night, these are things affirmed to me in my spirit.  The first one goes all the way back to the time before Gorbechev stepped down.  The Lord showed me the day before he announced his stepping down that he had made a deal under the table with China.  The alliance between Russia and China has grown ever since and they have a common goal – the rule/possess the United States and break our power in the world arena.  Add to that an “understanding” and support they are lending to Iran at this point.

Iran already has nuclear power.  The incredibly bad deal on the table during these “peace talks” is all for show.  They got enriched uranium from Russia already.  They want the money part of the deal and all the sanctions lifted so that our “borrowed” money (From China) can finance their terrorism efforts.  And we become more indebted to China for “borrowing the money” in our budget that is underwritten by China to give to our enemy (who is already their friend.)  These negotiations have done nothing but make the US look spineless, gutless, and stupid.  The shame that will be left on our administration and all the puppy dog politicians who fell into agreement with the process will be their legacy.  Any good that might have been accomplished by any one politician over the course of a career will be forgotten in the shame of their support for this deal that robs us of money and resources and paints a bulls eye on our back.

Many times I have had glimpses of nuclear submarines patrolling inside of our designated ocean territory.  They stay in international waters, but send “test” missions closer and closer to our coastline – undetected for the most part.  It has almost become a game for them like “slap the bull.”

The weapons of mass destruction that were never located under the Bush administration were buried beneath the sands of Syria.  Our hesitation in going in to look for them and the wild goose chase that our officials went on gave them time to relocate their secret military weapons.  Some of them were damaged in the process.  Some were rendered useless because of the interruption of development and transport in such a hurry.  But there are some that survived and some have been redeveloped.

As a nation we are no longer respected and we have never been well loved by most of the rest of the world.  Those who have stood by us have lost confidence which gives them reason to look for other allies in the world arena.

Our news media is not honest with us.  They are not allowed to disclose all of what they uncover.

It is a dangerous time in the world at large and grows more so with each passing day when those in power have visions of ruling or controlling the rest of the world.  People are expendable.  It isn’t the protection and well-being of the citizens that concerns these leaders, but power they can gain unto themselves, and wealth.  The rest of us are expendable except those who can further their causes and their rise to power.

Places of “safety” and food supplies have been stocked in well developed and well protected facilities to protect those in power and those with enough money and influence.  Again – the rest of us are considered expendable.

How thankful I am that in God’s eyes, each soul, each one of us is precious.  I have put my trust in Him and I will not be ashamed.

As a nation, I believe we still have a sincere base of Christians who call upon the Lord and who believe in His safety and His deliverance.  I believe we still have the ability to impact our future and the future of nations with our prayers.  We can postpone the inevitable demise of the age of man if we will truly seek God’s face, repent for ourselves and for our nation, and humble ourselves before God.  This verse bears repeating, “2 Chronicles 7:14 “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

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Fearmongering is a Weapon of the Enemy

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To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  Psalm 111:10 says, “The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.”

Any other fear is unhealthy and unnecessary.  If our faith and our confidence is in God alone, every other fear is diminished.

The enemy of our souls uses fear to control, manipulate, divide, and conquer.  Fear outside of God brings insecurity, mistrust, suspicion, and paranoia.  Even within our churches, the enemy uses fear to stir up false prophecies, and as a means of controlling people.

There have been so many prophetic words about this year of 2015 and the dreadful things that are supposed to unfold, that many are fearful.  Allowing this fear to take over our thoughts and behavior is a means of taking away our confidence in God and His divine involvement in our lives, and His divine protection.

The Lord has given me specific instructions about September, 2015 for my own life and began to speak to me over a year ago regarding a time of transition in the earth and in the United States.  Although I have a dread about hardships that will come at some point in the future, that is not the same as fear.

What has happened in me is a desire to spend more time studying the things of God, listening to sound preaching, less television, more LISTENING TIME where I hope to hear from God.  I’m less insecure about stupid things like how I look or trinkets I’d like to own.  My priorities continue to shift, but NOT out of fear.

In the very near future I have seen by the Spirit things that will affect the United States and the world, but I am not the only one seeing these eventualities.  Earthquakes, flooding, barren fields, famine, a tsunami unlike anything recorded by man before, military rule in our streets, curfews enforced, illness, isolation, military attacks inside the US, financial collapse, and even the appearance of an entity CLAIMING to be an extraterrestrial who will influence governments and people.

The Bible says that in the last days, men’s hearts will fail them because of fear.  Many nominal Christians will fall into the melee  of fearful madness.  Not having time to have developed relationship with God, they will embrace world events as if they are proof that there is no God or that God has abandoned us.

Fear of hunger.  Fear of death.  Fear of losing finances or material goods.  Fear of suffering.  Fear of disease.  Fear of being abandoned or alone.  Fear of fear.  All of these things are weapons in the hands of our enemies.  All of these are tools of control.

If our confidence is in men, there is much to fear.  If our confidence is in God, we shall be delivered into His hands and nothing else matters.  I believe I will not leave this life one day early or one day late.  My steps and my purpose have been established by the Lord.  I will live long enough to fulfill my divine destiny.  To me, that’s all that matters in the big picture.  I am thankful for the blessings, joys, people, opportunities, and wonderful life I have along the way.  I will not let fear of the future or the unknown rob me of the gifts God has given me each day.

Proverbs 1:7 – The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 8:13 – The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Matthew 10: 28 – And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 – Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.

Proverbs 14: 26 – In the fear of the LORD [is] strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

Job 28:28 – And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that [is] wisdom; and to depart from evil [is] understanding.

Psalms 33:8 – Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

Deuteronomy 10:12 – And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

Proverbs 14: 27 – The fear of the LORD [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Proverbs 3:7 – Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Psalms 25:14 – The secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

Luke 1:50 –  And his mercy [is] on them that fear him from generation to generation.

Psalms 111:10 -The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.

Psalms 86: 11 – Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

Isaiah 41: 10 – Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Philippians 12: 12 – 13  Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Proverbs 16: 6 – By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD [men] depart from evil.

Psalms 34: 9 – O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for [there is] no want to them that fear him.

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Dream: Four Tornados

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In late spring of 2015, I had a very disturbing dream.  This is one I hope I do not see come to pass.

In the dream, my parents and I were visiting a sick relative in the hospital.  An aunt was with us who lives in Ohio.  While we were  inside the hospital an alert came over the intercom for everyone to evacuate the building because there were four tornados headed straight for us.

That made no sense to me.  I protested that we should be going to a storm shelter in the facility instead of putting everyone outside the building and in harm’s way.  Anyone asked said there were tornados heading straight for us.

When we got outside and heading to the vehicle, the sky did not look at all like tornado weather.  We were trying to get away from the hospital and were talking about how odd it was and that something else must be going on.  We were startled when four fighter jets split the sky coming straight toward us at top spit.  Two continued forward and one split away to the right and the other to the left.

We were watching them as one of them released a missile.  The target was a loaded bus full of school children who appeared to be of different ages.  It tore straight through the bus, leaving a trail of fire, but the bus didn’t explode.

Children started pouring off the bus with horrible burns.  Some had half of their hair burned away and blistered skin and charred places on their clothes and bodies.  We were near a farm field and I could see turned up dirt where the soil had been plowed.

I jumped out of the vehicle and started screaming, “Whatever you do, don’t put water on them.  Pack the burns in dirt!”  It was expedient that no liquid be poured on the wounds.  I don’t know why, but it was an urgent request for people to pack the wounds in soil.

It was a horrific scene with a gaping hole through the bus, children laying on the ground, and some still burning as they climbed off the bus.  The ones who had been seated all the way in the back seemed to be least affected and were able to try to help others, but many did not make it off that bus.

The dream changed and there was a National Emergency Alert.  The network had been taken over by a terror group.

Basically their message was, “And so it begins.  You have arrogantly lived in the United States and thought you were untouchable.  But now you see, NO ONE is safe.  No target is safe.  You thought those in remote places were safe.  You will see that no one is safe.”

The other “tornados” had also hit their targets.

When I woke up I could almost smell the burning flesh of the children on that school bus the dream was so real.

The dream replayed in my waking mind just as if I was reliving it and left me very shaken.  I asked the Lord what it meant and when it might happen.  He did not answer.  I think the answer was the dream itself.

 

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Vision: Submarines and Quakes

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IMG_5751There are times when visions come as a direction to pray.  I believe prayers changes things when people bind together.  As a nation, if we would repent and go before God in prayer, I believe it would change the course of our nation.

A few years ago the Lord showed me two things at once.  California and the western seaboard was beset by multiple small quakes.  They were not big enough to do substantial damage, but they came in clusters, one after the other. I could feel the vibrations of them going through my body.

A couple of days later, this actually came to pass.  I believe it was a wake up call for future events of perhaps one quake setting off another and another once set in motion.

At the same time, I kept seeing a nuclear submarine from another country patrolling our coastal waters, well inside of the boundaries of US waters instead of staying in international waters.  It came so close without detection that the captain considered entering the head of a large river that emptied into the ocean, but decided there may not be enough room to maneuver for a quick retreat if they were discovered.

In real time within a couple of days, a submarine was discovered inside US water.  I can’t remember the story that was told of why they were there, but I knew it wasn’t true.  I also knew that this nuclear powered submarine had been much closer to the coast than anyone could ever have imagined.

I believe it is still out there, hiding in the depth of the ocean, poised for military action at some later date.  I still get glimpses of it from time to time sitting there, waiting, and pointed at the US.  In fact, there may be more than one.  I am not sure whether what I see in glimpses is the same one each time, or different ones.

While our attention is focused on the Middle East, we have other political enemies who are taking advantage of the distraction.

I don’t know if earthquakes and submarines are connected in a deeper way than just the timeframe of when I “saw” them.  I don’t know how this could be, but at the same time, the connection did seem significant.

Practical application:  Danger is ever present for our nation.  We live in a world where nations rise against nations.  As  Christians, it is our responsibility to pray for our nation and our political leaders who wield power over us and make decisions that will impact the future of our nation and the world.

I am sometimes nudged to pray that God will reveal our enemies, and help our intelligence agencies gather vital information that will keep our nation safe.  I also pray for their safety and wisdom as they move among the international community.  I pray that every plot against us will be uncovered and everyone acting against the best interest of the USA will be exposed.

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Vision: The Anaconda

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During the darkest days of my life many years ago it seemed I was being attacked on all sides.  The circumstances of my life were overwhelming.  Newly divorced, back in school, working three part time jobs, and taking care of an infant son certainly had me stretched to the limit.  God was and is faithful in every situation.

I was often consumed with hurts of the past and fearful of the future.  I had many dreams about the presence of snakes surrounding or threatening my child and me.  With one vision, God put those tormenting fears to rest.

Vision:  I was surrounded by snakes of all sizes and patterns.  I was paralyzed with fear, afraid to move in any direction.  A monstrous anaconda with a head the size of a horse raised up out of the slithering mass of serpents and looked straight at me.  He towered over the other snakes.  I knew that he was coming after me.

Suddenly I grabbed that monster around the neck, even though my hands couldn’t reach around it and it was a powerful creature.  But I began to pray.  The snake was suddenly trying to get away from ME, but it was as if the creature was trapped, glued to my hands.  The more I prayed with authority, speaking the Word of truth, praising God, and praying in the Spirit, the head of that monster began to shrink.  The body remained large, but the head kept shrinking.

I would not/could not let go.  The more I prayed, I saw the terror in that serpent’s eyes trying to get away from me.  I continued to pray until the head had shrunk so small, the whole serpent was rendered powerless.

Practical application:  The enemy of our soul uses fear and intimidation to render us useless.  We become paralyzed with fear of his intentions to destroy us.  We wait for God to show up and supernaturally lift us out of our place of desperation.

Yet, if we are children of God, following after God with all of our hearts, WE have power through Jesus Christ and the ministering of the Holy Spirit to overcome our enemies and be victorious.  Jesus Christ living in us is our authority.  The Word of God living in us is our authority.  Giving praises to God has the power to put our enemies to flight.

Most of us live far below the level of power and authority imparted through the Holy Spirit.

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Jesus in Our Midst

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One Sunday morning not so long ago during our church service, an invitation had been given for people who needed a touch from Jesus to come forward.  The altar area and front of the church were packed.

People were pleading with God for one need or the other in their lives.  Hearts were sincere.  Tears flowed.  Hands and heads were uplifted as the gathering of prayer warriors continued.

Suddenly I was lifted up above the crowded area at the front of the church.  I could hear the prayers of people going up and beseeching God for specific answers.  I heard someone asking for Jesus to touch them.

Then, there He was!  Jesus was walking in the midst of them.  He made His way through the crowd, weaving in and out among the people and they never even knew He was there.  The people were packed so closely together that He was squeezing through the crowd, touching all on both sides as he passed.  Some felt His person squeezing past them and even moved aside a bit so he could pass, without opening their eyes. Their prayers continued asking Jesus to touch them, but they were totally unaware that HE had just passed through their midst.  They were totally unaware that He had made a point of contact with each as He pressed through and among the crowd.

Practical application:  Jesus is always closer to us than what we may think.  At times we get so consumed praying about the problem that we don’t realize that HE is the answer and He is right there with us ready to touch, ready to answer our heart’s cries.  This vision gave me a whole new perspective of the Bible verse that says if two or more are gathered together, He will be in the midst of them.

 

 

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Vision: Exoskeletons

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2015

During a church service the congregation was standing during praise and worship.  I couldn’t help notice how nicely everyone was dressed.  Many of the women had on lovely long skirts that were new this spring season.  My mind was wandering to where they had found them and certainly not in our small town.

Suddenly I saw every single person in the church both male and female, young and old  with large black beetle bodies over their clothes.  Everywhere I looked, people were clothed in black beetle exoskeletons.

The vision only lasted a few seconds.

Practical application:  What we wear covers us, but God sees the heart.  We all walk around in our artificial coverings of one thing or the other, afraid for people to see the person who lives beneath the clothes and the external trappings.  Our attempt to protect ourselves through our outward appearance has become our exoskeleton.  God is not impressed with our outward shells.  He searches and knows the heart of man.

 

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Vision: The Day I Heard Jesus Roar

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2014

All of my life I have had conversations with God, from the time I was a very small child, as if He was my friend.  There have been many times that He has spoken to my heart, comforted me, guided me, and made His presence very known to me.  Then there is a hand full of times that I have heard him speak to me so clearly, it was as if He was standing right beside of me.  I still remember each one of those rare incidents.  Each one came unexpectedly at some important time in my life.

Recently in a church service, we were singing during the praise and worship portion of our regular Sunday morning gathering.  I don’t even remember the song because what happened was so shocking.  In the middle of the song, I heard Jesus R-O-A-R.

He was not the little baby.  He was not in a manger surrounded by the breathing of stable animals.  He was not the little boy in the temple, nor was He the suffering Savior.  I heard Him – the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Lion of Judah – R-O-A-R.

Most of Christianity believes that Christ will return to Earth one day.  When He does, there is not going to be anything meek or mild about Him.  He will still be the essence of love, but He will be wrapped in righteousness and POWER.  He will come with His divine, kingly authority.

The Bible says that every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.  I only begin to see the majesty that will surround Him – KING JESUS.

I wish I could reproduce that experience for all the world to hear and know what it sounded like.  I wasn’t frightened because I already know Him.  I know His voice.  But let me tell you, if you didn’t know Him and you heard the Lion of Judah roar in all of his power, might, glory, and authority, it would scare your socks off!

I’m telling you, there was nothing meek and lowly in the roar that I heard.  I wonder if C.S. Lewis had a similar revelation of Christ as the Lion when he wrote the Chronicles of Narnia.

I am absolutely sure that what God reveals to one person, He will reveal to many.  I am not so privileged as to be the only one to have ever experience Jesus in this way, I’m certain.   I can’t even explain why I would get to experience something supernatural when it was obvious that others around me were still singing and apparently didn’t hear anything at all.

My view of Baby Jesus will never be quite the same.  While it is good for us to remember Him wrapped in swaddling clothes and laying in a manger, let us not end our understanding in the stable.  Jesus Christ, Son of God, Emanuel, Holy One, Redeemer, Savior, Friend, Alpha and Omega, Beginning and the End, Lamb of God, the Way, the Truth, the Life… there is a long list of the names attributed to Christ in the Bible.  Each one reveals a part of His nature, but they are only part.

May we all remember that the Son of God who entered this world as a baby born in the flesh, will return one day as the King of Kings, the Lion of Judah.

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