I have prayed over this post because the Lord has put it in my heart to share with urgency, especially during this time.
To give you a little background, I was raised in a conservative Southern Baptist Church. I didn't believe in the "speaking of tongues" or the charismatic movement, and believed that the amazing miracles and people hearing from God only happened during the ancient Bible times.
However, as I continued to grow in my faith over the years, I have learned that I cannot put God in a box. He is God, and He can do whatever He wants for His Glory. The Bible, His Living Word, is absolute TRUTH and COMPLETE.
My husband took me to a Power Ministry retreat in Texas held by a church who also used to be ultra-conservative until they saw God move in ways they haven't seen before. They searched all of the Scriptures to see if their experience is legitimate and from God.
This retreat has taught me that every time I experience a vision/dream/message from the Lord, I MUST test it with Scripture first! God NEVER contradicts Himself!
"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this, you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already,"
(1 John 4:1-3).
"God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth" (John:24).
I also learned to PRAY to God to ask what it means. God is a relational God, and He wants to make Himself known to you.
So I'm going to share an end-times vision dream with you I had as a teenager in 2004. This was before I joined the military. Think about it, Pray about it, and test it with Scripture. I pray that it blesses you, encourages you, and challenges you:
In my dream, I was a military security guard keeping watch at a World celebration. This party had all the flags in the world flown, and they were celebrating mankind somewhere in Africa or in the Middle East. Kind of like a World event celebrating what secular humanity has accomplished.
This took place in the middle of the night. My sister called me on my cell phone and said, "Jesus is back." My dream then flashed back to me in the living room watching a CNN news coverage on the Iraqi War.
Years after I grew in my walk with the Lord, I found these Bible verses that match with my dream.
"military security guard"- This reminds me of the watchman in the bible in Matthew.
"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him" (Matt 24:42).
The celebration took place in the middle of the night when Naomi called me and said, "Jesus is Back." It was as if my sister and I were waiting and expecting Jesus to return, and the whole world was oblivious to what was going on.
Right now (March 17, 2020), the Holy Spirit has impressed in my heart Ezekiel 33:6-7. Sound the Alarm to others. Warn them of the coming judgment and tell them to repent. Your job is to tell them about the Gospel and whether they accept it or not is on them. NOW IS THE TIME!
"World Celebration"- This verse came to mind
"Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, 'Peace and safety,' destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape" (1 Thess 5:1-3).
The connection of "CNN news coverage of the Iraqi War in 2004:
"You will hear of wars or rumors of wars See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet" (Matt 24:6).
We need to examine our hearts before the Lord and repent of our sins. This Coronavirus is showing our true colors on where we really place our hope.
Our hope and security aren't in the government, our finances, our health, our jobs, our status as a first-world nation. God is lifting the veil off our eyes to make us realize that these things NEVER can or did save us even through prosperous times.
We don't realize some things in our lives are idols until God takes them away from us. Get yourself right before God. We don't have time to mess around with sin! Jesus is the only way to heaven...NOT by doing good...NOT by going to Church...only through the blood of Christ can He wash away your sins.
"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6).
Speaking in Love and Sincerity,