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End Times Prophecy: Is This a Prophetic Vision of Things to Come?
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A Nightmare Which Shook My Soul
And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may read as he hastens by. -- Habakkuk 2:2 (Amplified)
This morning, I awoke from a dream so startling, I literally believed it to be a vision from God. In today's day and age, many people may say that, and I am guilty in my past of reacting negatively to others claiming such vision as the enemy wills against mankind so that he may not be prepared. But, while I have no date as to the end of the world, the Rapture, or the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, I have seen a local vision of Houston that frightened me. And this morning, as I struggled to go back to sleep, I read Habakkuk 2:2 and knew I had to post:
A Prophectic Vision of the Future?
A family was preparing for death, and were at peace about it. The family lay in coffins, dead to the world but alive in Christ, adorned in white robes. They were pushed into a white marble wall, into individual plots similar to where bodies are kept in a morgue. When the last plot door was shut, the preparations were complete.
But where peace once was, dark cloud began to brew. I was in Galveston, Texas, where my family has a beachhouse. A good day turned suddenly dark, and the news declared a massive hurricane of impressive strength was barreling towards the city in the Gulf of Mexico.
Families and people began making preparations to evacuate, but at a slow pace. In their selfishness, many drank (hurricane parties?) and allowed themselves to indulge in all sorts of lewd sexual acts. But, soon, the storm surge flowed onto the island and the people began to flee in makeshift rafts and devices of human design they believed would save them.
Many pulled these rafts by foot through the waters, going through homes to loot and avoid the winds which picked up off the Gulf.
Even before the storm hit, disease began to strike the people through the poisonous sting of crab-like crustaceans, which emerged as the tide carried them in from the coast, injuring people and making them sick as to preventing them from escaping their doom in the storm.
A hurricane of massive strength devestates the Gulf Coast, killing many and overshadowing Hurricane Katrina.
The families which do evacuate on foot, on makeshift rafts, are forced to pull themselves all the way up I-45 North to points just north of South Houston, where underpasses are completely flooded and hundreds, if not thousands, are stranded on the freeway overpasses, creating triages for the injured and attempting to rest from the dozens of miles they were forced to endure to escape with their lives.
Yet, death and destruction befalls the City of Houston, as violent injuries and accidental deaths claim the survivors of the hurricane's brutal force.
People deny Christ, Biblical evidence of the Rapture, anything related to God.
I then awoke from the dream and became concerned for the unsaved. While this was a nightmare, I believe it to be a cautionary vision of events to come. I pray that all who read this will consider their lives and will find out who Jesus Christ is and what He did. Each of us has the ability NOW to escape a fate similar to those in my dream; the real horrors cannot match what I felt, and cannot be emulated by the human imagination.
The Bible says in Habakkuk 2:3, "For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive nor disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come: it will not be behindhand on its appointed day."
But, while I have shared a largely harrowing nightmare about those left behind, Hebrews 10:37-38 offers your opportunity to evacuate and be saved, "For still a little while (a very little while), and the Coming One will come and He will not delay. But the just shall live by faith [My righteous servant shall live by his conviction respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, and holy fervor born of faith and conjoined with it]: and if he draws back and shrinks in fear, My soul has no delight or pleasure in him."
Furthermore, Joel 2:31-32 offers, "The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. And whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered and saveds, for in Mount zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the remnant [of survivors] shall be those whom the Lord calls."
In Jesus Christ, life is abundant, love flows and grace is given freely. Faith in God requires obedience, but yields great fruit on the earth and in Heaven. Don't be misled and do not allow these visions and words to stir fear: God LOVES You and WANTS a RELATIONSHIP with YOU!
While I've given you a startling vision of the end times to come, Psalm 112 illustrates the goodness and mercy of God, even in the face of what we see today in our world.
Finally, as the Bible says more than 365 times, DO NOT BE AFRAID! Allow this vision to be a word from God, as it has been for me. I am guilty of knowing my level of spiritual preparedness, as I am sure many others are today.
Don't let another day pass living in condemnation! Repent of your sins, pray for God's guidance to do His Will, ask him to help you to keep from temptations of the flesh, and allow God to open up new doors, opportunities and everlasting life!
No matter who you are nor where you've been, and regardless of what you have done, your sins were forgiven the day Jesus Christ was nailed to a cross at Calvary.
Your slate can be wiped clean. Pray with me:
Lord Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner. I need your guidance, Father, and pray you will come into my heart and guide me to do Your Will and fulfill Your Plan for my life. Forgive me of my sins today, and wash me clean. Help me to resist temptations and to live in love, as you have directed us. Thank you for your goodness. You are now my savior, and I will serve you with my whole heart, all the days of my life. Amen.