Our 13 year old son, Ian, had this dream last night:
"It was the end of the world...In the dream I was sitting at home in the quiet room on my phone...there was a loud BOOM...I ran outside and looked up ...I saw the clouds opening.....then an angel sounded the trumpet...it was real,REAL LOUD...I remember thinking, 'I could never hit that high note or make the trumpet sound that loud...as I looked at the splitting clouds more and more angels were coming with swords and shields...Then in front of me the ground split open and horrible, ugly parched figures came up and started to hit there shields as if to taunt the heavens. Then, arrows flew down and started hitting the demons...then winged demons flew up and engaged the angels. ....Arrows were flying. I heard screaming. Then the ground opened up under me I fell into the earth but landed on a small ledge...I looked over into the pit and it was burning with fire....I was afraid and was able to pull myself back up to ground level.....I made it back to the house. I turned around and saw a demon laughing...he raised a bow and to shoot me in the face and I woke up...."
Ian is not one to have dreams nor share them with me. This dream as accounted above was the first thing that came out of his mouth this morning. I feel it is both a prophetic dream for the season in which we all find ourselves and a direct warning to Ian (and all of us) not to be found in a position where the earth would swallow us alive. Time is truly short may we all be found awake, oil in our lamps watching for the Bridegroom.
Rev. 6:14 "The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their place.
Matthew 24:31rud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds , from one end of the heavens to the other..."
"Its noise declares His presence."
"The clouds poured out water; the skies gave forth a sound; your arrows flashed here and there."
I Thess. 4:16
"For the Lord himself will come down fro heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first."
I Corinthians 15:52
"...in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump...for the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raise imperishable, and we will be changed.
"Line up the shield and buckler and draw near for the battle!"
"Then the Lord will appear over them. And his arrow will go forth like lightening; And the Lord God will blow the trumpet. And will march in the storm winds of the south."
"Then war broke out in heaven, Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back."
"We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers and rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places."
II Kings 6:15
"When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city.'O, no my lord, What shall we do?' the servant asked. 'Don't be afraid ,' the prophet answered. 'Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.' And Elisha prayed, ' Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.' The the Lord opened the servant's eyes and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.'"
"And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, and all those associated with Korah, together with their possessions."
"The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them along with Korah, whose followers died when the fire devoured the 250 men. And they served as a warning sign."
"...and what He did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben, when the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, their households, their tents, and every living thing that followed them ..."
"Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to."
2 Cor. 6:2
"For he says, 'In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.' I tell yo now is the time of god's favor, now is the day of salvation."
"For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me..."
"For, behold the wicked bend the bows, They make ready their arrow upon the string to shoot in darkness at the upright in heart."
"You shall not be afraid of the terror by night nor the arrow that flieth by day."
"But God will shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly they will be wounded."
"Above all taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one."
"See the day of the Lord is coming--a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger--to make the land desolate and destroy sinners within it. The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless. I will make people scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir. Therefore I will make the heavens tremble; and the earth will shake from its place at the wrath of the LORD Almighty, in the day of his burning anger.
February 8, 2016, 11:24 AMThe Birthpains Increase...Hosea 4:1-3 ...”Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, withthe beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.”
Perhaps, the end-of-the-age-indicator of dead creatures has escaped our attention. With the world economy in free fall, wars and rumors of wars, plagues and terrorism rampid, it is understandable that the plight of animals may have been overlooked. However, the above verses from the Prophet Hosea, draw our attention to the consequences of a world in rebellion to its Creator.
Consider the following “die-off’s” just since January 1, 2016:
( * designates those in the US)
2nd January 2016 - Hundreds of dead starfish wash ashore on a beach in Portsmouth, England. Link
2nd January 2016 - Thousands of fish dead in a river due to pollution in Pelalawan Regency, Indonesia. Link
*2nd January 2016 - 40,000 cattle killed in storm in Texas and New Mexico, America. Link
5th January 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish found along a river in Gebeng, Malaysia. Link
5th January 2016 - Massive die off of fish in a lake in Marica, Brazil. Link
6th January 2016 - 25,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Accra, Ghana. Link
6th January 2016 - Hundreds of dead birds found in Cueramaro, Mexico. Link
6th January 2016 - 100+ TONS of fish die, in a river in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. Link
7th January 2016 - 2,000 dead fish found along the banks of a river in Amalfi, Colombia. Link
7th January 2016 - Tens of thousands of birds killed due to avian flu in various areas of Taiwan. Link
8th January 2016 - Tens of thousands of dead starfish and jellyfish wash up along Sussex and Hampshire, England. Link
8th January 2016 - 330,000+ birds killed due to avian flu in Kano and Delta regions, Nigeria. Link
*8th January 2016 - Thousands of dead fish wash up in Gulfport, Florida, America. Link
9th January 2016 - 4,000+ cattle dead due to drought in Huila, Colombia. Link
10th January 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish and eels found in a lake in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Link
12th January 2016 - 700,000 birds killed due to another outbreak of avian flu in Kano State,Nigeria. Link
12th January 2016 - 100+ Whales stranded, 45 dead on the coast of Tamil Nadu, India. Link
12th January 2016 - Hundreds of animals killed by hail storm in Canchabamba, Peru. Link
13th January 2016 - Hundreds of thousands of fish dead or dying in Hunter river, NSW, Australia. Link
13th January 2016 - 40,000 chickens to be killed due to avian flu in Fife, Scotland. Link
13th January 2016 - Thousands of dead fish wash up in Guanabara Bay, Brazil. Link
13th January 2016 - 7,000+ cattle dead due to drought in Southern Zimbabwe. Link
14th January 2016 - 5 giant sperm whales wash ashore dead on Texel Island in Netherlands. Link
15th January 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating in a river in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Link
15th January 2016 - 10,000 ducks killed due to more outbreaks of avian flu in Taipei, Taiwan. Link
15th January 2016 - MASSIVE - 10,000+ dead squid wash ashore 'reasonunknown' in Arauco, Chile. Link
16th January 2016 - 8,000+ birds killed due to avian flu in Tripura, India. Link
17th January 2016 - Large die off of fish spotted along the Nile in Rosetta, Egypt. Link
17th January 2016 - 12 sperm whales wash up dead on islands in Netherlands and Germany. Link
18th January 2016 - Mass fish kill in a river in Eloor, India. Link
18th January 2016 - 7 dead whales found along the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Link
*20th January 2016 - 400,000 birds killed due to outbreak of avian flu in Indiana, America. Link
21st January 2016 - 300 dead turtles found on a beach in Odisha, India. Link
21st January 2016 - 24,000 Fowls, 250 Peacocks, and other birds killed due to avain flu in Adamawa, Nigeria. Link
25th January 2016 - Hundreds of thousands of fish found dead in a lake in Samut Prakan,Thailand. Link
25th January 2016 - 1000+ swans dead due to avian flu in Hunan, China. Link
*25th January 2016 - Thousands of dead starfish are washing ashore at Port St. Joe, Florida,America. Link
25th January 2016 - Thousands of chickens killed by 'mysterious disease' in Kampong Thom, Cambodia. Link
*26th January 2016 - Thousands of dead fish wash ashore on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, America. Link
*27th January 2016 - Thousands of fish have died in a reservoir in Nevada, America. Link
27th January 2016 - 400 TONS of fish have died due to cold in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. Link
28th January 2016 - HUNDREDS OF TONS of fish have died in farms in Ha Tinh province,Vietnam. Link
28th January 2016 - 8,900+ Buffalo and cows killed by cold in Northern Vietnam. Link
28th January 2016 - Hundreds of sea birds found dead on a beach on Sea of Galilee, Israel. Link
*28th January 2016 - 22,000+ sea birds found dead, 'biggest die off ever recorded', along beaches in Alaska, America. Link
29th January 2016 - 2.5 Million birds killed due to avian flu in 18 states of Nigeria. Link
30th January 2016 - 19+ TONS of dead fish found in a lake in Goias, Brazil. Link
30th January 2016 - 500+ camels have died from 'mysterious disease' in Marsabit, Kenya. Link
*31st January 2016 - Large die off of fish, 'never seen before' in Snake River, Washington, America. Link
*1st February 2016 - 1 Whale and 3 dolphins wash up dead along Oregon-Washington Coast, America. Link
*1st February 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in Texas, America. Link
1st February 2016 - Mass deaths of fish in Shing Mun River, Hong Kong. Link
1st February 2016 - Masses of dead fish discovered along 1km of river in Hubei province, China. Link
3rd February 2016 - 8 more dead whales found along coast of Friedrichskoog, Germany. Link
3rd February 2016 - 700,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Kurdistan. Link
3rd February 2016 - 41,000 chickens have died from Newcastle disease in Luzon, Philippines.Link
3rd February 2016 - 36 TONS of fish have died in farms, 'due to read tide' in Hong Kong. Link
3rd February 2016 - Dozens of dead turtles found along beaches in Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico.Link
3rd February 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish found in ponds in Queensland, Australia. Link
3rd February 2016 - 11,500 Chickens killed due to avian flu in Changhua County, Taiwan. Link
*4th February 2016 - Dozens of birds suddenly die in Wichita, Kansas, America. Link
*4th February 2016 - Dozens of Pelicans dying, reason unknown on Grand Isle, Louisiana, America. Link
4th February 2016 - 6 dead whales have washed ashore along the coast of East England. Link
4th February 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore, 'sparking fear' in La Brea, Trinidad and Tobago. Link
5th February 2016 - MILLIONS of Oysters are dead due to disease in southern Tasmania, Australia. Link
7th February 2016 - 630+ TONS of fish have died in fish farms along the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Link
*6th February 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore 'due to red tide' in Florida, America. Link
“We know that all creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.” Romans 8:22
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Mass animal deaths on the rise worldwide
Revelation 11:18 ...'And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.'