Mark Fritts - 11/28/2005
I had a dream last night whichI thought may be showing me the surprise of the tribulation appearingsuddenly to unaware Christians. I was on a small boat on a river, being shown the sights along the river by a tour guide, I believe. (Representing me and other Christians casually just enjoying life.) Suddenly I noticed that the back of the boat whereI sat begin to fill up with water.In a matter of seconds the boat had sunk, and we were all swimming for shore (sudden tribulation). I found myself living in an unfamiliar place and felt like I was being watched by others for being a believer in Christ. The next thing I saw was that I was in jail and had a device put around my neck like a collar, and also something was put into my ears, like headphones, but I could not take any of itoff. (Christians being marked and watched?)
Next I found myself in a room in a government building with others.We werebeing shown new surveillanceequipment that they were going to put on us if we said we were Christians.I told them that I was a believer in Christ.
The next thing I can remember is that the government or those in charge said that they were taking us Christians (the ones with surveillance equipment on) on a cruise. Many of us were excited but I knew we were goingon a death cruise.
A few miles out I noticedwe were being carried on a troop mover boat like the ones that drop soldiers off on a beach. I also noticed that our driver had on surveillance equipment. I believed he was working for the government and evil even though he had the surveillance equipment on. We suddenly came up to this island which had huge cargo containers containing many bags full of something. One of the bags opened up and the contents fell out. What fell out scared many, including me, even though I knew what was in them. The bagsthat fell into the waterhad heads inside. (Many will be beheadedfor the testimony they have in Christ.)
(Note from David: In light of the fact that our government is taking its prisoners offshore in order to torture confessions out of them, this is a very real possibility.)
Amos Scaggs - 05/10/2008
I had to do a report on a book before I read it. I had time to read the book but neglected to do it. I knew the meanings of the words so that helped me do the report. After making a passing grade on the report I read the book. Some friends wanted to know how I was going to make a report on something that I had not read. The friends were clueless about what I was talking about.
Some will go into and through the tribulation without being prepared for it. They will know what it is about with a mental ascent but will not be prepared mentally, physically or spiritually.
Some already know what the tribulation is about but don't believe they will go through it. That's doing the report without reading the book. After going through the tribulation they will know the Word is true.
Some will guide clueless friends through the tribulation because of prayer and listening to the Words being revealed to them.
Some will be in the tribulation and won't believe it, at the beginning. They just won't believe it has started. That's neglecting to read the book.
Rev.10:9. And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
The word shall be sweet and satisfying but living it will have its troubles.