"Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls."
1 Peter 1:8-9 (KJV)
1 Peter 1:8-9 (KJV)
A Storm On The Horizon
A few weeks ago, I had a dream that awoke me from my sleep for the rest of that day. I don’t normally get up at 5 a.m. on my day off, but this dream was different than all the rest. I can still see the debris in the air flying around, the twister ripping up the gravel off the ground, and the people running with fear. I am watching what seems to be people I was familiar with, but at the same time could not remember or recognize any faces. It was as if I knew them, but the exact identity was concealed. It had to have been some family, friends, and their close friends and family all running for dear life. This was all in what seemed to be HD, 1080p, or maybe 4k ultra, so it was as clear as one could imagine any image being.
As everyone who was afraid ran for their dear life, this storm seemed to destroy the surroundings. Nothing was left standing, and no person who was lost to this storm was seen again in this dream. This storm was literally consuming everything and everyone in its path. At first, I did not understand why it seemed to not affect me as I was thinking I was there in the moment, however I noticed that I was not actually there in body, just in spirit. I realized quickly that this storm represented the world and its corruption, followed by God’s swift judgment. It is time to heed the warnings of the Lord. The time is near when the trumpet will sound and God’s children will be called up in the “twinkling of an eye.” There isn’t much time and this could happen at any moment, perhaps before this recording has ended. When this calling up takes place, everyone who believes in the Lord shall be called up to be with Him, however those who do not will be left behind.
What follows the rapture is surely judgment. If you do not believe me, just check out what Revelation 6 has to say about this judgment. It will not be an easy thing to witness and surely not to live through. Those who survive (although unlikely) will suffer if they come to faith during this time period. Waiting to serve the Lord isn’t a realistic option. If we refuse to make this commitment now due to laziness, do we really believe we will make such a commitment when our lives are on the line?
You know a nation is in decline and judgement is near depending upon the level of violence present and the amount culture instability. We must separate ourselves from this instability and find our refuge in the rock of ages. The waves of society no matter how hard they beat against the shore can’t move the Rock! If we are rooted and grounded in the Lord, we shall not be moved!
Psalm 62:6 (KJV)
He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
The leaders within the nations of today should understand this warning from God!
Nahum 3:1 (NLT)
What sorrow awaits Nineveh,
the city of murder and lies!
She is crammed with wealth
and is never without victims.
Ezekiel 22 New King James Version (NKJV)
Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Now, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? Yes, show her all her abominations! 3 Then say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “The city sheds blood in her own midst, that her time may come; and she makes idols within herself to defile herself. 4 You have become guilty by the blood which you have shed, and have defiled yourself with the idols which you have made. You have caused your days to draw near, and have come to the end of your years; therefore I have made you a reproach to the nations, and a mockery to all countries. 5 Those near and those far from you will mock you as [a]infamous and full of tumult.
6 “Look, the princes of Israel: each one has used his [b]power to shed blood in you. 7 In you they have made light of father and mother; in your midst they have oppressed the stranger; in you they have mistreated the [c]fatherless and the widow. 8 You have despised My holy things and profaned My Sabbaths. 9 In you are men who slander to cause bloodshed; in you are those who eat on the mountains; in your midst they commit lewdness. 10 In you men uncover their fathers’ nakedness; in you they violate women who are set apart during their impurity. 11 One commits abomination with his neighbor’s wife; another lewdly defiles his daughter-in-law; and another in you violates his sister, his father’s daughter. 12 In you they take bribes to shed blood; you take usury and increase; you have made profit from your neighbors by extortion, and have forgotten Me,” says the Lord God.
13 “Behold, therefore, I beat My fists at the dishonest profit which you have made, and at the bloodshed which has been in your midst. 14 Can your heart endure, or can your hands remain strong, in the days when I shall deal with you? I, the Lord, have spoken, and will do it. 15 I will scatter you among the nations, disperse you throughout the countries, and remove your filthiness completely from you. 16 You shall defile yourself in the sight of the nations; then you shall know that I am the Lord.” ’ ”
17 The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 18 “Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me; they are all bronze, tin, iron, and lead, in the midst of a furnace; they have become dross from silver. 19 Therefore thus says the Lord God: ‘Because you have all become dross, therefore behold, I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. 20 As men gather silver, bronze, iron, lead, and tin into the midst of a furnace, to blow fire on it, to melt it; so I will gather you in My anger and in My fury, and I will leave you there and melt you. 21 Yes, I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you shall be melted in its midst. 22 As silver is melted in the midst of a furnace, so shall you be melted in its midst; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have poured out My fury on you.’ ”
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 24 “Son of man, say to her: ‘You are a land that is not [d]cleansed or rained on in the day of indignation.’ 25 The conspiracy of her [e]prophets in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured [f]people; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in her midst. 26 Her priests have [g]violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. 27 Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy [h]people, and to get dishonest gain. 28 Her prophets plastered them with untempered mortar, seeing false visions, and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ when the Lord had not spoken. 29 The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger. 30 So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. 31 Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord God.
Luke 21:25-28 (NKJV)
“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
What surprises me about the storm however is its timing prior to God’s return. This storm is clearly cleansing the Earth of all things and individuals considered unclean. The corruption of the world is literally being swept up just before my eyes. I can think of no better comparison than the established authorities of many of today’s ruling countries. America, Europe, Russia, China, and many others, your corruption causes judgment to come against you! “Vengeance is mine” says the Lord. He will not allow his people to continue to suffer under the abuse of authority without restitution! While 2018 was a year of restoration as it was prophesied in many congregations around the world, 2019 shall be the year of increase. Some of that increase will be taken out of the hands of those who have taken it without authority and placed into the hands of those children of God that it rightfully belongs.
Isaiah 61:7 (KJV)
For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
Nahum 1:7 (NKJV)
The Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.