This morning I listened to a Prophetic Seer (Seer is an Old Testament term for a prophet that the Lord allowed to see things in the spirit realm from time to time) share a visitation he had from the Lord in December of 2019. He said that the Lord told him that there would be economic hardship and persecution in 2020. He also said that some people’s faith would become very precious to them, while others would turn away, as it happened in John 6 (there would be a separation). In John 6:66, it says “From that time many of His disciples went back (or away) and walked with Him no more. This brought to my mind a dream that the Lord gave my husband in 2008 that I have been thinking about a lot lately.
In the dream, we were at his father’s property (who is now deceased). Often when my husband has a spiritual dream, it takes place on his father’s property, which I think is spiritually symbolic. He said there was a cattle pen in the back, with a large reception pen, but instead of cattle, there were people in the pens. After the reception pen, people (including my husband, Tim) were being separated into different smaller pens, called culling pens, as if being graded or separated. This is typically used with cattle to grade them according to weight, need for shots or vaccinations, branding, etc. Next, all the people had to go through the squeeze shoot (again, typically used when giving shots or vaccinations, branding, neutering, etc.) and then they all came out into a large pen at the end. I heard someone on t.v. say the other day that communism is like being in a squeeze shoot. I am not sure if this is what the squeeze shoot represented, but I think it definitely represented being in a place of pressure, being squeezed and having to endure something that was undesirable and possibly forced vaccinations. After going through the squeeze shoot and coming out, my husband said he walked back to the front of the property, near the house. He said there were hundreds of people who showed up there, it seemed everyone was out of work. He said he heard that there were some jobs coming available. Upon seeing the dispatcher or foreman, he asked him if he wanted him to go and tell the people that there was going to be work, to give them some encouragement, but the foreman said “no, I only have enough work for a couple of people.” After that, someone started handing out Bibles and my husband said when the Bibles were opened, it looked like a newspaper, with headlines, columns, etc. It was as if reading the Bible was like reading the newspaper. In other words, the current events that were happening was what had been predicted in the Bible.
I believe that we are in that time or it is fast approaching, when we are seeing the events the Bible predicted about the end times start to come to pass more rapidly. In Matthew 24:9-13 Jesus said to His disciples: 9 Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended (stumble and fall away), will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
I know many would say this is talking about the great tribulation and Christians will not be here for that (although Jesus was obviously saying this to his disciples, who were believers), but the Bible says in II Timothy 3:12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, (NIV). All of the disciples, except John, the Revelator, died a martyr’s death and Christians all over the world have been and are being beaten, thrown in prison and being put to death for their faith and have been ever since the time of Christ. Jesus said we are called to take up our cross and follow Him and as much as I don’t want to say it, American Christians are not exempt from persecution or suffering for the sake of our faith. I am concerned that if Christians have a mentality that we’re going to be raptured before anything bad happens, that could lead to falling away from Christ during times of persecution and greater trials. Again, Jesus said “He who endures to the end shall be saved.” I have been reading a lot of scriptures about endurance lately and I believe the Lord wants us to arm ourselves with this kind of mentality, rather than one of just doing enough to barely get by, like the foolish virgins, who took their lamps, but didn’t take any oil with them (symbolic of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 25) and consequently, were not ready to go when the bridegroom (Jesus) came.
On a better note, I remember a couple of months ago when our prayer team was having one of our nightly prayer meetings on messenger, the Lord dropped Isaiah 60 in my heart. As I looked it up and read it to the group, I sensed such a great anointing from the Holy Spirit. Isaiah 60:1-3 says the following: 1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light… I have heard this same scripture echoed several times since then by other prophetic people. There will be great darkness at the same there is a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit going on. The darker the world becomes, the greater God’s people will shine and the more His power will be demonstrated through us so we can bring in the harvest! I will leave you with this scripture: Luke 21:28 “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Maranatha! (Jesus is coming again).
In Christ – Kelly Rowe