A DREAM OF A COMING FAMINE

Posted: January 9, 2016 in HOT TOPICS

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“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord GOD, “when I will send a famine on the land— not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD. People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.” (Amos 8:11-12)

Not long ago the Lord gave me a dream, a very real, disturbing dream that I have held onto for sometime, simply because I just did not feel that the time was right for it to be published – until now. The dream is as follows:

I was with a group of people who were visiting a place – a house, of someone we knew. The person in question was not home, but the house was one of a great mansion, it was the home of a writer, an author of many books who had a collection of old to rare books, as well as paintings. When we walked into the office library, I noticed immediately that the book shelves we scattered bare, as if someone had come in and dismantled the area, removing most of the books in question. Why I do not know. It was as if someone was looking for a specific book in general. I turned and noticed a large window near the desk where the person in question wrote most of his material, and I could see outside in the yard a large bonfire.

Something within my spirit began to reveal what was happening, and why the fire was present. It was as if I knew and understood why his library was in disarray. It was because someone was looking for a specific book – the bible. I quickly ran outside into the yard, there I stood in front of the large billowing fire and noticed that the books which were being burned were all Christian materials. Nothing secular was or had been burned, only that which presented the gospel to the reader.

I could see books nearby on the ground, as if they were about to be burned but weren’t, books such as Moby Dick, Huck Finn, Harry Potter (why that was in my dream I don’t know), The Hobbit, and other popular writings, all of which were deemed “permissible”, but not the bible.

I then caught something smoldering within the fire, it was a large bible, a giant print edition which lay on a heap of charred ash, its edges burned beyond recognition as I reached into the fire and grabbed it at the risk of my own physical harm. I quickly smothered the smoldering flames and extinguished the last ember, when I looked down and in bold type the words HOLY BIBLE could still be seen, but the book itself was black as coal.

I began to weep, holding the word of God to my chest, rocking back and forth till the dream ended, only to ask the question – “why?”The dream ended.

Here is what I feel in my spirit what the dream meant. I believe that in the last days, the bible will become once again a book which will be severely limited among the people. I believe that in the last final days (which are yet to come) there will be such a famine in the world that the gospel itself will be only made to those who truly want it. I believe that the word of God will become illegal throughout the world to own or possess. I believe that the spiritual famine will be God’s judgment upon not only the world, but also to the modern church for failing to preach the gospel as it has been instructed to do. God allows and permits his people to be tried when they fail to be obedient to his commandments. I am convinced that whatever is coming, it will be in part due to the church failing to preach the cross, preach holiness, preach righteousness, preach against sin and hold to the standard by which it should have held to.

The church today is becoming less and less dependent upon scripture and more dependent upon self. We are more illiterate today as a church when it comes to the written word than ever before, and the sad case is, we like it this way. The modern church world takes its cue from false teachers and selective writings from popular preachers who focus less on spiritual warfare, and more on spiritual gluttony. We thrive on pleasure more than on sacrifice. We seek to be more entertained from the pulpits of America and less convicted by the the message God would have us hear. We seek after prophetic words which tickle our emotions with promises of wealth and prosperity, and less about personal conduct and God’s righteousness. This is all part of the spiritual famine that is only now beginning to occur, and will become much worse as the days grow darker.

Jesus, as well as Paul the Apostle, speaks about a time when people will become lovers of themselves, pleasure seekers and less about the things of God. They will seek after the false instead of God’s instructions and warnings. Paul referred to what is coming as a great falling away, which I believe will be in part due to the coming satanic deception which will shock the world, but also confront the church. This is what I believe the Lord was showing me of what is yet to come, when the bible, the very essence of the word of God will no longer be sought after, but neglected. Yet Jesus warned us in his words that when he returns, he will not find much faith (gospel) in the world, and I believe it will be partly due to the spiritual famine which is only now beginning to grow within the church.

Let us stay strong in the years to come, and grow in his word, for the night is coming where only those who remain faithful to the end shall be saved.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

 

Comments
  1. clinton alexander says:

    Totally agree

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