Three Days of Darkness, Vision

The Thief in the Night – Averine Pennington

The Thief in the Night”

(for those with eyes to see and ears to hear)
March 31, 2020 6:44 PM
Averine Pennington

My brothers and sisters in Christ, I am still shaking from what I believe to be a Flash Vision from the Lord. I will be totally honest with everyone. Visions from the Lord are very rare to me. I have only had maybe three or four in my entire lifetime. One of those I shared on this channel in “Jesus Wept” which I believe posted yesterday. I had that vision in late 2018. The vision I had this morning was very similar, almost like an update or extension of that one.

I will begin by sharing that the Lord had me reading in Luke 12 this morning, just prior to my prayer time. Here are just a few verses from that passage: 36) And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. 37) Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. 38) And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39) And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. 40) Be ye therefore ready also, for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

I hope I can do justice to what I saw because I’m not sure there are adequate words to describe it. I always hesitate to share because I always want to make sure it is truly from God. I prayed at the end of the vision for the Lord to please confirm that this was from Him and all I was given by the Holy Spirit was “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord” (from Ps.19:14). So, I pray this will be acceptable in His sight. I would not normally go forward with sharing anything so quickly, but there is such an urgency in my spirit, that THE THIEF IN THE NIGHT is coming! So little time left. I believe that God is soon to remove the platforms for sharing His Words, because He will be speaking directly to His bride as His Words become our reality. The time of His warnings going forth and His bride’s preparation will be past.

Here is the vision:

Again, as in 2018, I see the vault of the sky and it is a murky gray color as you might see on a very overcast day. Then suddenly, the sky starts pulsing! Sort of like when a storm is brewing in the distance and you see changes in the lighting of the sky, but no lightning yet. It was almost like a signal of some sort, flashing light to gray – light to gray, in rapid succession. Then very suddenly I see the same blackness I saw in the other vision, but it was not seeping slowly over the sky until all was black. The first flash was a thick blackness rolling in rapidly from the south to cover up the gray sky. That sight quickly disappeared to be replaced by a second flash of an even thicker and faster moving blackness coming from the north (slightly NE). That also disappeared and then a flash showing two different movements of thick blackness, one from the east and one from the west, coming at the same time and meeting in the center. That sight disappeared. Then in a final flash I saw the thick blackness coming so very, very fast from every direction on a compass and covering the entire sky until the gray area was no longer seen at all. Complete thick black darkness! I thought that was the end of the vision but then I see this teeny-tiny pinpoint of light in the center that just starts getting larger and larger as it is moving toward me in the sky. The darkness nearest to the small light begins to appear as moving, whirling black clouds with all else in the sky still black. It is almost as if the light is hiding behind the clouds, but I know it is there because I saw it coming toward me and getting larger. I asked audibly, “Lord, is that you?” Just for an instant (in the blink of an eye) the light showed itself with beautiful, magnificent sunrays emitting from its outer perimeter. It happened so fast, but I think I saw the image of a cross in the center (I’m not positive). Then the light went back behind the clouds and just sort of danced there and let you see just a little bit of it at a time as it came closer and closer. Then the next image flashed and it was of a still black sky with what appeared to be a huge harvest moon resting on the horizon. Silhouetted in front of the harvest moon was just a small patch of grain waving. I don’t know what kind of grain, maybe wheat or barley, but only a few stalks. It appeared that the field had been ravaged. The small patch I saw showed stalks trampled on the ground, a few that were still standing but the tops of the grain stalk were all bent over and damaged. But, in the midst of the damaged ones a very few, maybe two or three, remained unharmed and were still waving in the breeze. All of the grain stalks appeared as black silhouettes against the huge yellowish-orange harvest moon. The vision ended.


I have always thought that the meaning of the phrase ‘like a thief in the night’ just alluded to the fact that Christ would come for His bride at a time we would least expect. I know other prophets have said that God has revealed to them that the ‘snatching away’ would occur during the 3 Days of Darkness. As I have shared before, researching that topic was the catalyst that opened my spiritual eyes to the times we are living in. I believe this vision was God’s confirmation to me that He has now answered the question I asked of Him. Yes, there will be an event that we refer to as the 3 Days of Darkness and during that darkness He will come as ‘the thief in the night’. Folks, I have been studying some of the other parables also and God is revealing mysteries to me that I never noticed before (a topic for another post perhaps). I am realizing that the parables of Jesus are coming to life. They are not just an earthly message with a heavenly meaning. They are HEAVENLY MESSAGES to those with eyes to see and ears to hear! Only now, in this last generation are these mysteries being revealed.

We must recognize who we are in Christ Jesus. Read 1 Thessalonians 5. Here are just a few of those verses: 1) But of the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I write unto you. 2) For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3) For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4) But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5) Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6) Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

How much sleep have you been getting lately? If you’re like me, not much! I challenge you to read these verses again in the light of who you know yourself to be in Christ Jesus. Dig deeper, as so many of the words here have significant meaning for those with ears to hear (hint: Isaiah 60:1-3).

I am not an interpreter of dreams, that is not my gift. I am open to others who wish to share any insight. But I did feel that God was trying to tell me something about the stalks of grain. I prayed about this and because of the scriptures I had studied just prior to the vision (Luke 12), I believe God had more to say. The stalks that are missing represent the faithful servants. The stalks that are trampled to the ground represent the unfaithful servant and the unbelievers. 46) The Lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47) And that servant, which knew his Lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

The unbelievers are the tares that were sown among the good seed. Their fate is found in Luke 3:17. 17) “Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.” Notice in verse 46 that this also will be the ‘portion’ of the unfaithful servant. This is also referenced in Matthew 25 in the Parable of the Talents. 30) “And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

This one I am unsure of but the damaged stalks, the ones still standing but broken and bent over, I believe may represent those who will not make it into heaven but whose judgment will be less severe. See Luke 12:48a: “But he that knew not (his Lord’s will, vs. 47) and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes.” This idea that there are levels of judgment in hell is also reflected in 2 Peter:20-21. . . 20) For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21) For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.” Again, this is open to other interpretation.

The stalks still standing and waving in the breeze I believe to be the gleanings, those left behind. Those referred to as ‘multitudes in the valley of decision.’ These are those that the harvest workers will be sent out to reach during the tribulation. Their fate is still to be determined. Our Lord is counting on us to help bring them home. I will close with another part of Luke 12:48 . . . “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required . . .”

Yours for the Harvest,

Averine Pennington


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  1. Trinidadwarrior777

    As I read this dream I immediately pictured the dark clouds closing in to represent enemy armies surrounding gods people.The imminent attack on all christians feels so very near it is uncanny.The light/cross I have no doubt represents followers of Christ.Gods remnant his witnesses during the last days.The fact their light was shining so brightly yet remained hidden behind clouds was gods way of protecting his people from the dark army. Just like Revelation for-told gold will nourish his bride for a time and a half 1260 days in the Wilderness.
    Amazing vision!

  2. Sarah

    I felt now that I needed to come back here. Clicked on yours. That song has been in my head a lot but not so the past couple days. I don’t know what your dream means but I have had some parables shown to me as well. It is very much adding to the anxiety that is…overwhelming..and the terrible thoughts which nothing seems to be helping. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong except that I am being severely tested and I am holding on (I hope) by sheer faith. I’m not afraid of Coronavirus. I’m afraid of Him. Around my head, there’s constant shouting and pressing around with evil thoughts and feelings – mostly thoughts of unbelief, condemnation. Unbelief about the Lord and His blood and any possibility of forgiveness. The unbelief thoughts make me feel very guilty and ashamed and I am reminded of the book of Hebrews whenever I try to reach out in prayer again I read scripture, I praise throughout the day even thanking God for this problem because there has to be a good reason for it. I am always tired. I am not ready for whatever is going to happen on the planet. I’ve had horrible thoughts of landing up taking the mark of the beast, or being sentenced to hell for failing to stand with Him and being unfruitful. The thoughts are just horrible and I know I was born again so there is no cause for this to happen. I am petrified of falling away; I am scared of God. And I am terrified the force surrounding me will overwhelm my ability to resist. Once, I had this terrible thought of standing before the Lord and Him saying to me, “why didn’t you just believe Me?” And there was nothing…just…nothing…you can say. No excuse or rationale or anything and you can’t even say you are sorry because your chance is over and then He has to send you to the bad place forever. And as I thought about it in horror, I had another thought, “just have childlike faith and all will be well”

    I don’t know what to do about this problem. It just rams in my brain. The other day, it was “you weren’t there at the crucifixion. How do you know it really happened?” Oh, I feel sick sick sick. And I just said that I know from the Holy Spirit who led me to Christ. I went back to scripture. That one in particular hasn’t come back very strong since, but I get lots of them. Sometimes, I’m thinking of something else to myself and say that I don’t know about it…and then a thought slams in “see, you don’t know about Christ!!” NO! I was talking about something else!!!!! The anxiety is ripping me up. Life is a daily torment. I don’t know what I need to repent of aside from these terrible thoughts yet every day I know I fall short so I ask for forgiveness and help in Jesus name. The thoughts specifically target Jesus and try to make it difficult to pray like that. But I continue because no matter what, I don’t believe those thoughts. I don’t care about the head games or the thoughts or feelings no matter how strong…

    But, I wonder why I am allowed to endure this. I don’t think I am ready. The yaw of death is ever in front of my face.

    And I know I am not the only one who faces this kind of thing. The scripture references multiple times those who come to Jesus but eventually fall away, many warnings in parables and epistles and even Revelation.

    I am sorry for doing this. I wish I were like so many of you, so strong, or like David who faced his giant with just a stone and a sling. I was accused once of being one of the foolish virgins trying to ask for someone else’s oil. This frightens me. I once prayed that I was a church by myself. I knew right away that was a problem. I once expressed to God that I can’t engage with other believers as this will come out eventually and then I will be guilty of going after someone else’s oil. I have to do things by myself. I perceived that He was angry with me about that and at that very moment a bird almost swooped me right in the face. And then I cried the rest of the way home. Because what was with that bird? Is He really that mad at me?

    I am sorry for doing this. Maybe that is what I am – one of the foolish ones. But I hope that’s not true. I am really tired. Often sleepy. No one in real life knows what I deal with and that I cry every day trying so hard. Any time someone gets a small clue, they .. well, it’s too much for them to handle. My husband tells me to turn atheist so I will be happy again and strong enough to look after our kids. I won’t do that, but I know not to go to him for this sort of thing again.

    I think that I am being very self-centred. The proof of knowing Jesus is in our love for others, but if I think that I am in trouble, how is it possible? I can’t do anything without Him. It doesn’t make sense.

    Sheesh, what a mess. I’m sorry.

  3. Moriah He Called Me

    “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out” (Matthew 12:20)

  4. Averine Pennington

    Thank you for your comment. Wow . . . your interpretation may very well have merit. Especially as I am preparing to hold a solemn assembly this weekend for prayer & national repentance for America. The thought even crossed my mind that the grain field that had been ravaged may have something to do with the ‘amber waves of grain’ (representing America) being trampled. I do believe that war is definitely on the horizon. I don’t know, maybe the vision has more than one interpretation.

    Again, because of my Bible study that morning in Luke 12, I felt strongly it had something to do with the ‘catching away’. As I said, I am not a prophet so my interpretation is not ‘thus saith the Lord’. I hope I did the right thing in sharing this vision so quickly. The last thing I would want to do is displease my Lord. Everyone, please seek the Lord regarding this vision and let His Holy Spirit speak to you on what it means.

    Be blessed,

  5. Catherine

    Dear Sarah,

    what you go through can only understand somebody, who went through the same or about the same situation. Many years ago I was attacked in my mind day and night. I feared to think, because I didn’t want to think something wrong. I wanted to control my thoughts all the time, so I don’t think something, I shouldn’t think. I thought, I become crazy. I thought, I’ll die.
    My pastor couldn’t help, so I asked a pentecostal sister and she knew another sister, who helped many people. So I went to her. She asked many things about my life in the past. She was writing on paper, some sides. Then she sent me to two pentecostal brothers and they led me in a prayer. I had to renounce one after the other, what was written on the papers by the sister. I don’t remember anymore but I can imagine it was about sins, occult sins, etc.
    After the prayer they told me: Now you are free, look to stay free!!!
    I never forget this word and from this time every time the devil wanted to accuse me, I knew how to fight. As I remeber I never needed anymore help and I could help others because I experienced a lot.
    When somebody comes to Jesus, most of the churches lead him in a small prayer to accept Jesus and normally we say also: and forgive my sins….but nobody asks, what kind of sins? my experience is, that there are sins, sexual sins or occult sins, they muss be spoken out by name, I mean, the devil has stil rights, if we don’t renounce them, bring them in light.
    I think, this is one reason, why so many christians after many years in faith are still bound and suffer and don’t know what to do, so one day, they give up.
    How works the devil? through thoughts. He sends thoughts. If you accept them as your own, he won. You loose your joy, this is why the word says: the joy of the Lord is my strength….
    The “dark” thoughts you have are not from God and not from you but from the devil. So what you can do? when a thought comes, you take it under the obedience of God. Read 2. Corinthians, 10,4-5 We destroy the strongholds in our mind in the Name of Jesus, I speak light in my mind, where is lie, life where is death, etc. When I pray for people believers or unbelievers I use two keys: Mathew 16,19 and 2. Cor. 10,4-5
    in the Name of Jesus I bind all the spirits, who attack me, spirit of lie, of confusion, fear, control, rejection, etc., I bring you under the feet of Jesus and I destroy the strongholds in my (her) mind, I take them down…I speak light where is darkness, life….
    In the Name of Jesus Satan take your spirits and your thoughts and go out…these are not my thoughts…I belong to Jesus, I’m under the blood of Jesus, there is power in the blood of Jesus…
    do that everyday, again and again and again…we are under attack and we musst fight until the end…sing, dance, let worship music feel your house, rejoice. You are saved, but you are under attack and God let it happen to change you, to make a warrior for His Army. Never be passive. Become a warrior. God gave you all the weapons and especially the sword, use it.

    In your case I will sit down and ask the Lord to show you, if there is something in your life, that you forgot and musst bring in light. some years ago I met a brother in the streets, he looked tired, like he had not much sleep. He told me, he has no peace…I asked him: have you ever been by a fortuneteller? he said yes, but it’s long ago. I asked him: did you confess it? his answer: why I should confess everything….
    This is the point: salvation prayer, baptised in water but never confessed his sins.

    Look also, if you have in house false books from your past life, false pictures on the wall, statues of other Gods, etc. Don’t forget to break every curse above yourself and your family everyday…
    After I saw Jesus and the devil in a vision Jesus gave me His golden sword and since then I’m fighting. I wrote a letter: spiritual warfare..If you can’t open, tell me to send you as a mail.

    C:\Users\X1\Documents\spiritual warfare 2007.mht

    God is not our enemy, the devil is our enemy and we musst fight against him.

    Sing a lot and if possible, take the communion everyday.
    Blessings, Catherine

  6. Averine Pennington

    My dear sister in the Lord, thank you for being so transparent about your feelings. I want to encourage you to stay strong in the Lord. If you didn’t belong to the Lord, Satan and his little buddies would not be tormenting you so. Rejoice that God is refining you and walking with you through the fire. We have all been there! You are not alone! Remember how God used Job as an example for us all (though God slay me, yet I’ll trust Him). Know that I will pray for you. God is faithful! I will share one scripture that lifts me up daily. I have it on a sticky note on the mirror in my bathroom (ha). Deuteronomy 31:8 “And the Lord, he it is that doth GO BEFORE THEE, he WILL NOT FAIL THEE, NEITHER FORSAKE THEE, fear not, neither be dismayed.

    May the Lord bless you today and always,

  7. Averine Pennington

    Moriah He Called Me
    Thank you for your comment. It is a wonderful reminder to us of God’s tender mercies.

    Be blessed,

  8. Travis

    Sarah – you are under spiritual attack. Seek the face of the Lord for He will deliver you and guide your next steps so you may obtain His freedom.

  9. Tiffiny

    Hello Averine, that was an awesome read! I enjoyed the scripture given as well. Thank you.
    Do you have any open bible study groups? I’m currently looking for a church, not a building. God’s people need to draw near to each other in these end times

  10. Tiffiny

    Hello Averine, tried sending a comment earlier but I guess it didn’t go thru. I really enjoyed this and the scripture given as well. Do you have any open bible study groups? I’m looking for a church, not a building.
    God’s people need to come together in these end times
    Thank you

  11. Sarah, did you know that your account sounds EXACTLY like that of many of the saints whose autobiographies I’ve read? Do not be discouraged. Sing praise! Even if you have to force yourself. The enemy hates it. He WANTS to make you think that God is mad at you, you know. He loves you, much more than we even love our own children. Please stay strong in that knowledge, and send the enemy fleeing with your songs. <3

  12. Averine Pennington

    Thank you for your comment. I do not presently have a Bible study group that I participate in. I have attended church all my life until a few month ago when the Lord called me to ‘come away with Him.’ I know that may sound strange to many, but I spend hours each day in God’s Word, just me and the Lord. Then I spend more hours in prayer. It is intense but so wonderful. I have read my Bible all my life but something has changed! His Word is not just comforting and edifying but with the help of the Holy Spirit opening my eyes and ears, it is truly food for my soul. I have never been closer to the Lord than I am now. I have no desire to go back to the ‘old me.’ The Lord is my Shepherd and I only want to hear His voice and none other.

    I know that where I am now is not where God has called everyone to be. We are all at different places along our spiritual journey. I’m not sure where to direct you to a good Bible study group. I know that Sister Mary (God’s Handmaiden YT channel) also has another channel where they read through the Bible but I’m not sure how much in depth study they do. That channel is Lighting the Way Ministries and I believe they are now in the Book of Exodus. Perhaps someone else reading this comment may know of other possibilities for you. God bless you Tiffany. I hope He directs you to exactly what He has planned for you.

    Yours for the Harvest,

  13. Trinidadwarrior777

    Just as with Sarah’s fear I believe we can all relate to this type of spiritual attack. Nightmares, Self Doubts,Persecutions from friends and even family are everywhere. It isn’t just happening to a few but most if not all of us. The accuser (Satan) uses these tactics to not only discourage but to beat down believers so that they stop praying and steal their faith. The strongest weapon we have at this time is our prayers as one Body of Christ. I too fear the Mark of the Beast beyond desrciption not to mention the fact our children might be here to suffer alot longer than anticipated. The word Rapture means death whenever I think of it. I dont think anyone ever just dissapears unless they die first. But I still secretly hope somehow the innocent lives of our little ones would possibly be spared having to die a physical death.Sadly we may be forced to endure alot more than most churches out there like to preach about. Jesus after all isn’t said to make a return until AFTER the tribulation. I pray we will all be strong enough to hang in there and do what god called us to do! Personally I’m scared to death all the while praying my faith keeps me moving forward!

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