America, China, Dream, Foreign Troops, Invasion, War

HOME SWEET GONE – Brian Lake

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HOME SWEET GONE

June 29, 2020 1:12 AM
Brian Lake

“How lonely sits the city that was full of people! How like a widow is she, who was great among the nations! The princess among the provinces has become a slave!

She weeps bitterly in the night, her tears are on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has none to comfort her. All her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they have become her enemies.” Lamentations 1: 1-2

Growing up in a modest suburb of Kansas City was the “American Dream” for a kid in the early 1960’s. We played outside year round without worries or fear. Today’s children face a very different reality.

On April 25th of this year, I dreamed I was in the house that I grew up in. I heard several loud explosions outside. Then there were people in our front yard and some were trying to break down the front door. I looked through the window and saw people trying to stop motorists driving up the street. Chaos and lawlessness had taken over.

It has been over 200 years since foreign troops were on American soil. With God’s magnificent grace, the War of 1812 only lasted two years and eight months.

On June 24th of this year I had another dream. I was part of the U.S. Military forces that were trying to defend the West Coast. Chinese soldiers were advancing on our position on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Senior officers were being killed by sniper fire and many of our soldiers began to panic and retreat. As the dream ended I heard the sound of thousands and thousands of troops marching inland.

“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” Matthew 24: 12-13

 

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