Some time ago--in 2008 or 2009, I think--I had a dream about the rapture, and I am wondering if any of you have also had dreams you might share.
In mine, I was observing a large group of people at a huge oil drilling operation. I assumed in my dream that I was in Texas, but I really don't know for sure. The people in the dream were Americans. A woman who was a supervisor was giving a speech in front of the workers, and it appeared there was some kind of trouble. A possible disaster might happen there. I knew they were afraid, but some kind of job had to be done to try to thwart a disaster. Despite their fear, the workers were preparing to put their lives on the line to try to stop the disaster from occurring. I was watching them at the sidelines and knew things were not going to turn out good. I began to run away from the site, and as I did, an explosion occurred and flames shot into the air. I was running, and as I ran, I looked up into the sky and saw a huge, brilliantly shining cross with a square, jeweled plaque hanging from it. It was coming closer, flying through the sky, and I knew Jesus was coming to take me and my fellow believers up into the air. I started running toward the cross, and I shouted out Jesus' name, and then I felt my body becoming like liquid, as if I were passing through into a time warp. My shout of Jesus' name started out normal, then ended sounding like a tape on slow motion speed--really drawn out, perhaps even like a voice sounds when under water, distorted. I knew that I had started to be lifted into the heavens. The rapture was happening.
I woke up at that point, quite giddy with joy.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. (Psalm 119:148)
Post by watchmanjim on May 9, 2017 16:02:33 GMT -6
That's a nice dream!
I don't remember the rapture specifically, but I remember a dream of going to Heaven when I was a kid, maybe ten or so. I dreamed that "we all" got to Heaven, and were being shown around, all over the place--it was kind of like a much more spectacular convention center, with hallways, rooms, stairs, elevators, etc. My family and I were, as you say, "giddy with joy" and a sudden thought came to me--if this really is Heaven, I won't be able to sin any more. So in my dream, I tried to sin, and couldn't remember how to!
I John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
I've had several. In one I remember being compelled to go to this particular house in a neighborhood, along with a whole bunch of other people I didn't know. Once inside it was like the house turned into a spaceship. We each entered a room, that had a circular bed in it and a window. I remember in the dream I sat on the window ledge and it began raining , the windows were open to the elements and I got all wet, but slowly the ship and the room and window dissolved and I was left standing in a huge open field of beautiful grass and wild flowers and brilliant sunshine. It was then in the dream that I realized I had been transported into the heavenly dimension along with all these people and had just experienced the rapture. I have also had dreams where I could sense myself, leaving the earth and being lifted up in the air, those to me are the best. Just that sense of thrill knowing, "this is it"! In a moment I will see Jesus! I don't want to wake up from those.
When I was still living in Boston, USA in 2007 I had a dream that I believe is about the rapture. I was walking on a street and I think that was NYC, because there were many skyscrapers around. Then I looked at the sky and it was kind of grayish and dark. Than I saw an airplane and it was falling down from the sky. I said to myself: "Oh, It must be already the rapture, so I need to go up." I started to jump with an attempt to go up. Then after few jumps I just disappeared in a moment. And that was it.
Post by barbiosheepgirl on Aug 2, 2017 12:43:40 GMT -6
I have had a couple of what I would call Rapture dreams. One was pretty intense in that it involved avalanches of snow. I was up in the hills when it started to happen and ran thru houses telling people Jesus was coming. In one house the kids in there seemed to believe me. Then when I got to the valley, there were people everywhere on the street looking up at the falling piles of snow. I grabbed each person and tried to tell them or ask them if they knew Jesus. It was as if the words could not come out of my mouth. They couldnt unerstand what I was saying. But when it came to children, they knew and would look up with me. I was so frustrated at the people it woke me up.
Last night I had another dream. We were all out like in a sporting event, watching or walking around a big open stadium. Suddenly I was instructed to look up. Above me what looked like wisp of clouds turned into dials, or gears, that spun around like wheels. It was like looking at the bottom of a ufo. Right then I knew the alien demeons were revealing themselves. I panicked because I was still standing on earth. Immediately I cried out to God and Lord Jesus, screaming His name. It was like my words were muffled. I was frustrated. I was in such a state that I guess I was talking in my sleep and my husband woke me up.
I have had a third one, but can't remember its details...
I saw the documentary 'Unacknowledged" and perhaps some of the visuals in that film were related in my recent dream in what looked like ufo's. Nonetheless, pretty much everyday I am consumed by what is going on in the world and looking for His Return, looking at what others are seeing. I do love reading the Scripture references posted here by others that I had no idea could apply to the rapture or end times stuff. Example is Isaiah 26, 66, and some of Amos and some of the Psalms!
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thes 5:9 KJV
How about a resurrection dream? Not the same really but I thought it was significant at the time.
One of my brothers died in '99. He was a believer and young, leaving a wife and three children. This dream was probably 8-10 years later. In the dream, my family has decided to hold another memorial service for my brother. My mom is there along with my brother's widow and his now grown children. Everyone is sad and his wife in particular just does not want to go through this again.
The coffin in wheeled out and the top removed leaving a body underneath a sheet. Then as we stand there, staring at the body, he sits up and pulls off the covering. My mother and the rest are laughing and crying. They get him seated in a chair, holding his hands, laughing and talking but I'm just standing there thinking, this doesn't look like my brother one bit. Then he turns, looks me right in the eye and says, "Connie-- it's me!"
At that point I take off running. This fire inside burns so hot and I have to tell everyone that my brother was dead but now he's alive again. Every person I meet, I'm grabbing them, and telling the story whether they want to listen or not. Everyone who witnesses the event in that room (except for my mother and sister-in-law) are also out of that room like lightening.
Then revival breaks out and I see people in the grocery store hearing the news of the resurrection and repenting right there in the grocery line. I see a bank lobby with long lines and a group of men with guitars begin playing worship music while some are telling the good news and others are accepting Christ right there in the bank. I woke with the most intense joy, just bubbling over with the fire inside knowing what my Savior accomplished as actual fact in a way I've never understood before.
Someone asked once if I thought that meant that we would be left here to witness to others and I do not put that much stock in the dream nor does it change anything theologically. The rapture and resurrection coincide so if the point had been to reinforce mid-or post trib, it would just be silly. I do think, however, that it might be an indication of the revival that will break out after the resurrection by the witness of those still here. I still find that really encouraging
Post by barbiosheepgirl on Aug 2, 2017 21:27:07 GMT -6
wow Connie, that is quite the dream! Here is a possible perspective: The dead in Christ shall rise first, then those who are alive and remain will be changed...1Thes 4... It makes me wonder that those who have heard these verses or were told about this AND start seeing people who had died...perhaps there is a last moment they could call on the Lord Jesus and be saved...Of course, this major event could all happen simultaneously. It does say the dead in christ rise first THEN those who are alive...just a thought.. how much time passes in that word "Then"...Maranatha!
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thes 5:9 KJV
Goodness, I don't know :)There's that whole, in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye business but the Almighty can certainly accomplish a tremendous amount in a spoken word.
My personal takeaway at the time was a deep understanding of just why the resurrection of Jesus caused such earthshaking events, so much so that the disciples went out as eyewitnesses and turned the world upside down. Talking about lighting a fire-- and then throwing kerosene on it with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost giving them power as well.
The second was a glimpse at the mercy of God who is going to gift us with another resurrection, this time also transforming those who are still alive. Talk about waking up those who know that Jesus is the son of God but never bothered much about it for whatever reason. Can you even imagine?
Well, I just got one of those personal confirmations we were talking about on another thread. I'm listening to Barry Scarbrough on the Sign of Jonah while playing games and FB and got to 32:25.
Okay This! This, this, this, this!
This is what I believe my Lord was trying to tell me, at a time when I was so worried about family members who aren't ready but know the truth (specifically, my brother's children in that dream although I see a much bigger application here.)
Putting the resurrection/rapture together with the big eclipse on August 21-- I'm just worshipping over here
EnochWalked: youtu.be/2z3J-muBiVQ?t=80 Elon Musk saying "I'm not very religious, but I prayed for this one." referring to the recently landed safe return of two American astronauts on a spacecraft made by SpaceX.
Aug 2, 2020 21:04:22 GMT -6
EnochWalked: If Trump doesn't give the green light to annexation in the next 3 weeks, Netanyahu may lose his chance. "Two TV surveys published last month showed Netanyahu’s Likud losing ground if elections were held now". Or Netanyahu could accept a 2 year budget.
Aug 3, 2020 16:12:41 GMT -6
socalexile: Is it me, or is there a lot more hostility to the idea of a Pre-trib rapture lately?
Aug 3, 2020 18:53:36 GMT -6
bernie: socale, yes it's strange, but it seems they think we're escapist following something that was first taught in the 19th century. Even when there's plenty of evidence showing the early Church Fathers believed in it.
Aug 3, 2020 19:10:38 GMT -6
disciple4life: Hey Socal. I don't think it's just you. But i'm totally shocked at the growing hostility to the idea that covid is anything more than a horrible pandemic. So many Christians blind that we're not going back to normal. Dark agenda.
Aug 3, 2020 19:11:57 GMT -6
disciple4life: Also, socal, I forgot to copy you in the message. Next week - JD Farag is condensing 8 weeks series down into one sermon on Biblical proof for the Pre-tribulational Rapture. Can't wait.
Aug 3, 2020 19:14:49 GMT -6
bernie: The hostility may come from... you know who. He's a pretty hostile being. They certainly didn't get it from Paul: Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another... Romans 12:9-10
Aug 3, 2020 19:16:10 GMT -6
bernie: Thanks EW, it seems Israel's political unrest just doesn't go away.
Aug 3, 2020 19:30:24 GMT -6
bernie: D4L, I've really enjoyed JD's updates these last few months, he's definitely "ALL IN" on the lateness of the hour.
Aug 3, 2020 19:34:56 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/07/21/2002655117 "yields for wheat grown in indoor vertical farms under optimized growing conditions would be several hundred times higher than yields in the field". Farming would be weird if this became popular.
Aug 3, 2020 20:09:42 GMT -6
yardstick: Re: PNAS article: “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not waste the oil and wine.” Rev 6:6
Aug 3, 2020 22:12:48 GMT -6
yardstick: from the article: "...However, given the high energy costs for artificial lighting and capital costs, it is unlikely to be economically competitive with current market prices."
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