Dream [posted last February 2004]:
on Wayback Web Archive:
"And it shall come to pass in the last days,
saith God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons
and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see
visions, and your old men shall dream dreams" (Acts 2:17)
It's been a long time of waiting, deflecting the mocking and the
hatred, feeling like I've walked desert miles since I've heard from
Him last, and God finally spoke clearly to me again. He said, "I know
your pain, stay with Me."
I was content to keep that to myself for over a week now, rolling it
over in my mind, submerging myself in it often to soothe me, like a
freshwater lake to lose myself in.
But yesterday I knew, it wasn't only for me. I don't want to write
this, I don't want to open myself up any more and make myself
vulnerable to ridicule. I don't want to share those words. But I must,
because I'm not the only weary Christian. Those words are not only for
me. Anyone that hears those words and feels a confirmation in their
heart...know it is for you too.
God says to you and to me,
"I know your pain, stay with Me."
What incredible words of comfort those are to the brokenhearted, weary
from the desert of these times.
And then last night I dreamed.
In Revelation, John speaks dramatically of great mountains burning,
angels, the four winds of the earth and a sea of glass like unto
So what was my dream? What dramatic wonder did I see?
What glorious majestic vision can I poetically describe of what I saw? (hanging head)
...A shopping mall.
I rarely shop. I haven't "hung out" at the mall
since I was a teenager. There aren't any out here in the sticks where
I live and it's the LAST place I would want to write about having a
dream of. Give me clouds, give me fiery horses, let me write about
Jesus, but please God, a shopping mall??? I'm already mocked so much!
But it was a shopping mall.
As soon as I realized where I was, what I think
was an angel came to me and said,
"Leave this place." (I don't think it was Jesus because
if it was, I'm sure I would have fallen flat on my face, all my
unknown flaws would have seemed very clear to me and I wouldn't have
been able to stand).
I started to leave, sensing the seriousness of
it, and suddenly I
was standing on the outside watching the mall destroyed. Big heavy
walls of concrete and brick, broken glass, it all became a twisting of
rubble. It didn't take very long at all. I looked down at the grass
and I knew fire was coming from the... (I don't care what it sounds
like) sprinkler system. I saw people running around frantic, so I
pulled up one of the sprinklers and tried to stop it by tying a knot
in the thin white plastic pipe it was attached to, and suddenly he was there and he said,
"There is someone else who is coming." I felt a compelling of not
to go there, not to do that, it was like a warning, a caution, a strong "don't go there, stay"
I cannot describe what it felt like when he spoke. It was like
every part of your being knew it was true, there was no confusing worldly
knowledge, there was no doubt, there was a
calmness and you knew with every fiber of your soul that what he spoke
was the truth, it had weight, it was safe but his warning was dire.
Then I woke up.
It seems to me this shopping mall
represents America's commerce, completely destroyed.
The fire in the sprinklers is the wrath that is coming.
"There is someone else who is coming." Don't go there,
Pastors have always taught me to check everything through the Word. So
where have I ever read anything like that in the Bible?
It came to my mind quickly.
"Be still and know that I am God."
I realized, (wince), maybe I shouldn't have tried to stop the fire
coming from the sprinklers...? I mean, who am I to try to alter
things... but that's exactly what we do, believers pray all the time
for God's mercy on America, we pray for revival, we pray for our
neighbors, family and friends, for more time for them to come to
Christ. God wasn't mad at me for trying, but He had a message. "There
is someone else who is coming. Don't go there. Stay."
I believe the anti-christ will come right after the ruin of America's
economy. And there might be something in our water, through the
pipes...something not good. I would have thought our water would be
the last choice of terrorists, I've read it's too difficult to poison,
there's so MUCH of it. It seems airborne chemicals, ricin,
anthrax, nukes even, those seem much easier methods than our water.
But that's not what I dreamed.
I don't know, if anyone has an interpretation, please let me know.
Pastor Tonye's wise reminder:
"One thing is clear, God consistently pours forth the reality of life
without Him, and then suspends it for those who would repent. Consider
this, it starts With Jesus' presentation of Himself, and then He gets
Jesus pleads with Churches to repent - and then takes the faithful to
Then the wrath comes.
He intentionally stops periodically for those who would repent to do
so. You see, all of God's wrath ironically serves to bring others to
Him; So out come the 144,000 (twice) and the 2 witnesses, and the
angels that span the globe (one with the everlasting Gospel) all
because God wants
none to perish but all to come to repentance.
True, some will never receive His love, but others, in the heat of all
this tribulation will.
The book is not a book of threats, but a final call, a final plea,
begging others to come to Him without the scars of rebellion fresh on
So, if the Lord so leads you, go for it, but may I suggest (as you
finished your article with) that you always let them know that there
is a loving forgiving God who wants them, scarred or not."
binding of angels
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