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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