Seek Me NOW!: Upcoming Persecution A Near Reality
August 10, 2021 10:33 AM
July 31, 2021 @ 2:48am:
The Lord showed me why many are NOT going to make it through His impending judgments / persecutions, UNLESS they learn to depend COMPLETELY on the voice of the Holy Spirit NOW (myself included!). This message is for those who can already hear the voice of the Lord to encourage you to further enhance your hearing and obedience to His instructions. Seek the Lord wholeheartedly, unwavering in pursuit of His ways.
Jeremiah 12:5 NIV “If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?" Isaiah 55:6 NIV Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Jeremiah 13:15 NIV "Hear and pay attention, do not be arrogant, for the Lord has spoken. 16 Give glory to the Lord your God before he brings the darkness, before your feet stumble on the darkening hills..." "17...because the Lord’s flock will be taken captive." Matthew 24:9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me."
The Lord took me to the not-so-distant future to a death camp where I could better understand the severity of the times we’re quickly transitioning to; a place riddled with the-worst-of-the-worst spiritual entities, physical soldiers armed with deadly weapons, and gruesome bloodthirsty beasts set to kill.
There was something strange about me, as if I’d just escaped from a torture chamber. I remember crouching low to the ground, running whenever I felt safe enough to do so, and holding my head as I ran, tilting it back like I was peeking under a blindfold or had some visual impairment. Somehow, I felt compelled to suppress what I saw of the physical world through my left eye and concentrated strictly on what I saw through my right because only my right eye could see clearly in the realm of the spirit and I knew there the Lord would be able to reveal the right path to me. I also had knowledge that the devil knew I could see the Lord through my right eye or that somehow my strength came from my right arm and he was eager if he could get his hands on me to take them away. I felt his desire to get to me but the Lord was holding him back. I knew he not only wanted to kill and destroy me, but also force his mark upon my flesh to condemn me to hell with him. Dying would’ve been a blessing, but here he had much worse in mind. Without the fear of the Lord, I would’ve been paralyzed in fear, and though I felt the most fear and stress I’ve ever felt in my life, I knew I could still depend on the Lord.
I was released in a foggy, medium-sized room that was technologically advanced like something out of a sci-fi film with a cold steely feeling. Though I didn’t see any demonic characters yet in the dream, I could hear and sense them lurking. There was something holding them back until the time of the Lord’s grace ran out, but I had to hurry to get to safety.
The setting was very disorienting, dimly lit, washed out in hazy, blue light, and the corners and the space beyond a small radius around me was darkness so I couldn’t see much around me. One room connected to another by many constricted corridors, gateways, and elevators and small blue and red LED lights populated the space. There was a voice on a PA system or a siren going off in the air above me but there was too much pressure to make it out. The presence of evil in this place was overwhelming, but somehow I was able to concentrate, desperately seeking out a path through my God-given spiritual vision.
It was extremely intense and despite how hard I’ve been pressing into the Lord lately, even I was struggling. And I wondered, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” (1 Peter 4:18)
There was nowhere to hide and I wasn’t told when the time of grace would end, so at every turn, I knew I could run headlong into the arms of death and get devoured alive. Danger could leap out from the shadows at any moment. I knew if I hadn’t trained so hard for this moment, it would’ve been an absolutely impossible task. I was remembering the many prophetic warnings from the Lord urging people to take heed TODAY because this is training us for tomorrow when our lives are finally on the line for Christ and we need to be able to stand!
In a way, it felt like a dire game of hide and seek with the Lord. I didn’t trust just any doorway. I was determined to find a sign to lead me to safety. I had to depend on His eyes to guide me and not my own. His ways were hidden beyond our physical realm, into the realm of the spirit, where I could better discern the danger around me. Frantically, I paced down one hall and another looking through empty doorways in bittersweet relief and dread. It wasn’t an immediate result but I knew He would reveal the path to me. After many fruitless doorways, I finally spotted a faint angel floating in a distant doorway, standing still with its arms out to me, and hovering at least 6″ above the ground. It looked like a ghostly white, wingless figure wearing a cloak, with the ends curled outward towards the bottom and its arms up invitingly. Though this was the only sign revealed to me the entire dream, I still did not decide to take the path and looked around for another way. I didn’t trust the sign because of its subtlety.
The dream ended shortly after and I knew the Lord was testing me. It was safe to take the doorway of the angel but I doubted.
This will be a costly mistake when I doubt tomorrow. However, the Lord is gracious and speaks to those who have ears to hear and eyes to see. So I pray that He may continue to refine us all through this time of grace that we may be made perfect through our obedience to His will, and fully effective in all His ways that nothing hinders us.
The Lord requires complete devotion, trust, and obedience on our part so we will depend on Him in times of need as well as times of prosperity. Unless you have a solid relationship with the Lord and confidence in Him to deliver you under any and every circumstance (even the impossible!), you won’t be able to recognize the signs of His coming to you even if He is trying to rescue you. It was not vividly clear and blatantly obvious like, “BAM! LOOK, IT’S THE HOLY GHOST! FOLLOW ME, I’LL SHOW YOU, LITTLE ONE!”
No, it was more like, “Come find me…” like hide and seek on a new level, in the spiritual realm with the Lord. This is how sharp our spiritual vision must be TODAY! Seek the Lord NOW when it’s easy and safe. Seek and you will find! Repent and find the Lord!
Matthew 7:7 NIV “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, recieves; he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Psalms 23:1 NIV The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
John 14:6 NIV Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Matthew 7:13 NIV “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the path that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
Revelation 2:10 NIV Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.
*For those that receive the Lord’s mercy when they find themselves in this place with repentant hearts and full faith in Him, even with no prior experience searching for the Lord in this way, only believing this is possible, an angel might be sent their way to physically lead them through to safety.
Exodus 23:20 “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.”
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Proverbs 19:2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor be hasty and miss the way.
Proverbs 3:13 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,
16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.
21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;
22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
23 Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble.