Thursday, December 29, 2011

THE ARROW--AN END TIME DREAM (on Dec. 26, 2011)

Early morning, Monday, December 26, 2011:

I haven't had an endtime-type dream in years.  Last night, I had one.  In it, I was telling people about the extreme shortness of the hour, and shared scripture after scripture.  The people didn't listen to me.  It was like my voice flew right over their heads and away--with no results.  Some of the people even laughed at me.  I recall that I told them about the coming wars in the Middle East--AND the sequence in which I expect them to unfold (Psalm 83 and the burden of Damascus).  I'd just started telling about the Gog/Magog Invasion...AND THEN my vision ZOOMED BACK until I could see the United States laid out like a map in front of me.  Something flew in from the northeast.  I thought it looked like a rocket/missile.  It resembled a huge arrow, and it hit the United States right in the had to be near the Missouri/Kansas area (as far as I could discern).  And it created a disaster (it also could have been in the New Madrid area).  I felt myself starting to wake-up, and I TRIED NOT TO wake up.  Even as I was coming awake, I kept teaching Bible Prophecy, and kept trying to warn the people of upcoming disasters (as prophesied in Revelation).  I wanted so desperately to keep speaking and teaching...but my eyes opened and that effectively ended my dream.  After I awakened, I WONDERED if the arrow I saw was NOT really a missile with a bomb, but instead a meteor (but it didn't glow like a just looked like an arrow shaft which plowed into the earth).  Maybe it wasn't a missile either, but only a WARNING of SOMETHING occurring right in the middle of the United States.  (I'm still thinking about this dream, and seeking the Lord for any possible meaning to it.)

Added Thursday morning, December 29, 2011:

I've been pondering this dream since the 26th.  There are THREE (possible) meanings for that ARROW...

(1.)  At the time of one of the prophesied end time wars, the enemies of Israel could also strike at the United States.  Such a possible attack is mentioned in the Gog/Magog Invasion.  Ezekiel 39:6--where God declares, "And I will send a fire on Magog (Russia), and among them that DWELL CARELESSLY IN THE ISLES: and they shall know that I am the Lord."  Those who dwell carelessly in the isles REFERS to a people who dwell across WATER from Israel.  Some commentators (myself included) feel this is a reference to the United States.  The FIRE (represented by the ARROW in my dream--A MISSILE???) can picture an attack upon the U.S. at the same time as the Invasion is directed toward Israel.

(2.)  The ARROW in my dream, which POINTED to the heartland of America, could also represent an expected catastrophe in this region (of natural causes--like an earthquake).  We are all aware of the New Madrid fault zone, which could rupture in one of the BIRTH PANGS of earthquakes, which Jesus said will occur in the time near His Second Coming.

(3.)  The ARROW in my dream, POINTED AT the very HEART of America, COULD REPRESENT God's judgment and abandonment of a nation which has ABANDONED HIM.  Over the past decades, a falling away--which really BEGAN in EARNEST in the rebellion against authority in the 1960's--has come to its FULL. 

Need I mention all the sins against God which runs like a sewer throughout this once "godly" and "Christian-based" nation?  Instead of missionaries sent to other countries with God's Word and the Gospel of Jesus, the United States now exports its ungodly movies and hedonistic lifestyle. 

Need I mention abortion, homosexuality, and the characteristics of the last generation BEFORE Christ comes, as recorded in 2 Timothy 3:1-5? 

I WILL INDEED LIST THEM--these people are lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection (no natural love towards children or family), false accusers, incontinent (without self-control), fierce, despisers of those that are good (the ridiculing and hatred of true followers of Jesus), traitors, heady (lifted up, arrogant, thinking better of themselves than they are), highminded (thinking themselves smarter than others), lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God; having A FORM of godliness (religion) but DENYING the POWER thereof.

God has a word for a people like this:  it's recorded in various places throughout the Bible, but I will quote Isaiah 1:4-7.  (This rebuke from God was spoken to Israel, which was greatly backslidden and wicked--who had ABANDONED the God Who called them.)  However, this word can ALSO APPLY to a-once-strong Christian nation who has SO SEVERELY FALLEN AWAY from God's precepts and values.  This word can apply to the United States as we see it today.

"Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters:  THEY HAVE FORSAKEN THE LORD, THEY HAVE PROVOKED THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL TO ANGER, THEY ARE GONE AWAY BACKWARDS (backslidden). 

"Why should you be stricken any more?  YOU WILL REVOLT MORE AND MORE (this means that if God strikes with warning chastisements, it will be fruitless--this nation will only revolt more and more; AND THAT APPEARS TO BE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW):  the whole head is sick (even the HEAD of the LAND, the GOVERNMENT is SICK), and the WHOLE HEART FAINT (that's WHY the arrow STRUCK at the nation's heart).

"From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it (in this nation, from the smallest people right up to the top, has no soundness--no consideration of God); but WOUNDS (how this country suffers!), and bruises, and PUTRIFYING SORES:  they have NOT been closed, NEITHER bound up, NEITHER mollified with ointment (because the nation as a whole has TURNED AWAY FROM GOD, THE ONE WHO CAN BIND THEM UP).

"Your country is DESOLATE, your cities are BURNED WITH FIRE (coming judgments):  YOUR LAND, STRANGERS DEVOUR IT IN YOUR PRESENCE (even as citizens dwell here, strangers FOREIGNERS are taking over the land--China already owns much of the country--and Islam is taking over the LAW of the land), and it (the country) is desolate, and OVERTHROWN by strangers."

The ARROW in the dream can refer to a FINAL OVERTHROW, when this AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC falls under the RULE OF THE ANTICHRIST (his one world government), and it could ALSO refer to a fiery destruction when the enemies of Israel strike at the heart of this land in the upcoming end time wars.

I knew when I awakened from this dream that the message was serious, a warning from God--it's a warning of what is SO SOON to hit this country.  The message is HARD-HITTING, but as NECESSARY to us in this hour as it was to Israel BEFORE their captivity to Babylon.

Israel went to Babylon, because the nation, as a WHOLE, did NOT repent of their evil.  (However, there were SOME Godly ones in their midst--like Daniel.)

The United States, as a nation, FACES being turned over to Babylon (the wicked end time POWER--both religious and governmental) which will OPPRESS the world under the reign of the Antichrist.  Will our country REPENT? 

I DON'T believe it will...  We are already TOO FAR into the God-ordained FULFILLMENTS OF END TIME PROPHECY!  The great bulk of the population of the United States will be hauled into captivity to the Babylonian One-World SYSTEM (which is prophesied).

However, there are those in the United States, who LIKE DANIEL, have NOT turned away from God.  We are the TRUE WORSHIPERS of God, the TRUE CHURCH of Jesus Christ--few in number now, but still here, still present, in the midst of a perverse and wicked generation.

Now, recall how God had His hand on Daniel in a POWERFUL and MIGHTY way.  Daniel had the gift of interpreting dreams, for one thing.  Even in the midst of a pagan land, Daniel honored the God of Israel.  God rewarded him! 

In Daniel chapter 3, there came a time when THREE FRIENDS of Daniel were part of the crowd--which was being FORCED by Nebuchadnezzar--to fall down and worship the image (which contained the numbers--666).  Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (their Hebrew names) were warned by the wicked king that IF they did NOT BOW to the image, that they would be thrown into a FURNACE that was heated SEVEN TIMES HOTTER than usual.  They did NOT bow.  And sure enough, they were cast into THAT FIRE (which was SO HOT that it killed the ones who threw them into the flames).  Lo and behold, the fire did NOT consume them.  And even better, there was ONE in the MIDST of the fire WITH THEM Who looked like the Son of God!

These THREE did NOT bow!  They were SAVED, even in THE MIDST of the FIERY FURNACE! 

But, WHERE was Daniel? 

Since Nebuchadnezzar had elevated Daniel to the THIRD highest position in the Babylonian government, and since he was NOT PRESENT at the FIERY FURNACE, we can easily ASSUME that Daniel was OUT OF THE AREA--probably on some duty to the state. 

Certainly, if Daniel HAD BEEN PRESENT at the scene of the FIERY FURNACE, he would NOT have bowed, and he would have been cast into THAT FURNACE, too.  BUT HE WASN'T.  WHY??? 

What is the picture here?  What is this SAYING to a Church, who LIKE DANIEL, honors God in the midst of a crooked and perverse country?

The THREE friends of Daniel IN THE MIDST OF THE FURNACE are a picture of ISRAEL, who WILL FACE the wicked atrocities of the Antichrist (Nebuchadnezzar is a picture of the Antichrist).  The IMAGE (which the king demanded be bowed to) is a picture of the IMAGE OF THE BEAST with the number 666 as recorded in Revelation 13.  The FIERY FURNACE is a picture of the coming Tribulation, and it is SEVEN TIMES HOTTER than usual!  The Tribulation (as prophesied by Daniel in 9:27), is SEVEN YEARS long.  ONE WEEK of years is the Hebrew "shabua"--a period of SEVEN YEARS.   A SEVEN YEAR SABBATICAL SPAN!!!  Israel will face the Antichrist in the SEVEN YEAR TRIBULATION, but they will NOT be alone in it--with them is the ONE Who has the appearance of the Son of God.  At the end of the Tribulation, Israel will recognize Jesus as their King and Messiah, the one Whom they had pierced.  Zechariah 12:10-14.

The THREE friends of Daniel IN THE MIDST OF THE FURNACE is a DIRECT PICTURE of Zechariah 13:8-9.  "And it shall come to pass, that in all the land (Israel), saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but THE THIRD (like three friends) shall  be left therein (and survive the Tribulation).  And I will BRING THE THIRD PART THROUGH THE FIRE, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried:  They shall CALL ON MY NAME, and I WILL HEAR THEM:  I will SAY, 'IT IS MY PEOPLE':  and they shall SAY, 'THE LORD IS MY GOD.'"

But what about Danie?  What is he a picture of?

He is a picture of a people WHO ARE NOT AT THE SCENE of the FIERY FURNACE, and a picture of a people WHO ARE NOT CAST INTO THAT FIRE!

Now, WHO can that be? 

Now, let's turn our attention ALL THE WAY BACK to the people I described earlier, CITIZENS of the United States who HAVE NOT ABANDONED their faith in God.  These are the TRUE CHRISTIANS (like Daniel) who are in THE MIDDLE of a country, which as a whole, has DESERTED GOD.  When the TIME for God's SEVERE ARROW of judgment is to fall upon the land, these people, having been Raptured, will NOT be in the midst of that judgment!  Just like GOD-FEARING Daniel was NOT cast into the FIERY FURNACE.

So, yes--there is a terrible judgment coming.  These United States will have THE ARROW of God's judgment directed RIGHT AT ITS HEART, and the country (as it is now) will no longer exist.  It will either completely fall, OR it will be part of the One-World Antichrist government.  It's populace will SUFFER there greatly.

The good news for the TRUE CHURCH is that we will NOT see the terrible events of the Tribulation.  Like Daniel, we will be AWAY FROM THE AREA--and NOT FACE the fiery furnace at all!

However, the warning of THE ARROW remains!  While there is yet some BORROWED time:  REPENT.  REPENT.  REPENT. 

Turn to God now through the GIFT (Grace) He has given in Jesus Christ!  Turn away from the ungodly sins and debauchery of a wicked nation!  Repent of YOUR SINS which keep you separated from a HOLY GOD.  Remember this, "He that BELIEVES NOT in the Lord Jesus Christ is CONDEMNED ALREADY"--having been BORN with a SIN NATURE that keeps you from the presence of God (See John 3:18).

In His LOVE for you, God has done ALL HE CAN to provide A WAY through which you may COME TO HIM.  "For God so LOVED the world, that HE GAVE (which is His Grace) His only begotten Son (Jesus Christ), that WHOSOEVER (may you be one of the "whosoevers" that) BELIEVE in Him (so that you) SHOULD NOT PERISH, but have EVERLASTING LIFE." John 3:16.

And remember, too, "Neither is there salvation in ANY OTHER (nothing else can save you):  for there is NONE OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN given among men, whereby you MUST be saved."  Acts 4:12.  Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth and the life:  NO MAN comes to the Father, BUT BY ME." 

Jesus shed His precious blood (which was WITHOUT ANY SIN), and in that act, HE PAID THE PENALTY which God had placed upon OUR sin.  THAT PENALTY WAS ETERNAL DEATH AND SEPARATION FROM GOD FOREVER.  ALL who SIN will die--and GO to a prison that was created for the devil and his fallen angels (called hell).  JESUS DIED IN OUR PLACE.  His pure holy blood PAID THE PRICE that God had exacted UPON SIN.  When Jesus died, He said "IT IS FINISHED."  In the Greek, the word means "PAID IN FULL."  When we BELIEVE (have confidence and trust) that the BLOOD OF JESUS saves us, we are MADE RIGHT WITH GOD.

"For He (God) has MADE HIM (Jesus) TO BE SIN FOR US, (Jesus) Who knew no sin; that we might BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD in Him."  2 Corinthians 5:21.  JESUS DIED IN OUR STEAD, AND WHEN WE BELIEVE IN JESUS' WORK AT THE CROSS FOR US, WE BECOME RIGHTEOUS IN THE EYES OF GOD!  We are SET FREE from the bondage of our sin.

"But God commended His LOVE toward us, in that, while we were YET SINNERS, Christ died FOR US."  Romans 5:17.

The time is SO SHORT now.  That ARROW which I saw in my dream could FALL at ANY TIME.  We are IN THE FINAL STAGES, just PRIOR to when Jesus will Rapture His Church. 

Therefore, DO NOT DELAY in making that VITAL DECISION for Christ. 

Repent of sins.  Be convinced that your sin will send you to hell IF you DO NOT place your CONFIDENCE in what Jesus did FOR YOU when He died on the cross.  Tell Jesus that you ACCEPT the GIFT God has given you IN JESUS.  Say to Jesus that you WANT TO HAVE YOUR SINS FORGIVEN AND CLEANSED through the blood that He SHED FOR YOU.  Tell Jesus that you want Him to COME LIVE INSIDE YOU by the Holy Spirit.  "Come into my heart, dear Jesus.  Give me the NEW and ETERNAL LIFE that is mine IN YOU.  I want to be BORN AGAIN."

Jesus will come into your heart--the very minute you turn to Him and ask.  "For whosoever shall CALL UPON THE NAME of the Lord SHALL BE SAVED."  Romans 10:13.

Come to Jesus NOW--BEFORE that ARROW falls and judgments arrive.  All who are BORN AGAIN will be taken to heaven--when Jesus descends into the air as He Raptures the Church.  Be PART of that number who (like Daniel) will NOT BE PRESENT on earth when the Antichrist has his scene.

"For God has NOT APPOINTED US to wrath, but to obtain SALVATION (deliverance) by our Lord Jesus Christ."  1 Thessalonians 5:9.

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