Yesterday, I awoke with Deuteronomy 11:6 emblazoned across my consciousness. I was not readily familiar with it, but felt there must be a reason this was impressed upon me. It reads… “and what He did to Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, their households, their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel”
It’s referencing what happened to those who assumed they had the right to the governmental authority that God assigned to Moses. See Numbers 16 for shocking details. The implications are profound, but I wondered if perhaps it was just wishful thinking on my part, so I kept it to myself.
But then, this morning I awoke after another vivid dream and decided to share both with Judy. She had the same interpretation as me and said it was the most prophetic dream she had heard from me and insisted I should record it.
So here it is…
It was a lovely day and Judy and I went down to the dock and boarded a wooden boat to take out to sea. It was not a modern boat made of fiberglass. It was more like the kind of boat you would see a few hundred years ago and about the size of the fishing boat you might imagine at the time of Jesus.
We got on the boat without hesitation and headed out to sea. It wasn’t long before I noticed that the water outside the boat was almost up to the gunnels. (The gunnels are the lip of the boat, that are like the rim that goes around the edge of the boat.)
Normally the rim of the boat, (the gunnels) would be a few feet above the surface of the water, but I noticed with some alarm that the water was within a few inches of the rim. We had been taking on water quickly and didn’t realize it. Any wave of normal size could easily have gone over the rim, filling and sinking it.
We were in serious jeopardy and immediately turned back to shore to dock the boat, knowing that even turning back could be enough movement to allow water in over the lip of the boat and sink us. When a boat is sitting that low in the water, it doesn’t take much movement inside the boat to shift the center of gravity and begin to take on water over the lip of the boat.
There was an urgency to get back to the dock before we took on more water and the boat sank.
We made it back to the dock and I immediately tried to reach the owner to tell him that his boat had taken on a lot of water and was filling up quickly and it would soon sink if we didn’t find a way to pump out the water.
I also tried to get other people’s attention, looking for anyone who could help us save the boat or it would surely and very soon, sink. The sense of imminence was palpable. The need was urgent. People on the dock saw my concern, but were unmoved. They were about their own life, not caring that the boat was filling quickly and would soon sink without urgent action.
I awoke without knowing the outcome...
We believe this is a picture of America. She has been taking on water through her many leaks which have gone on relatively unchallenged. Whether it's Marxism via BLM, or Socialism via current government leaders passing bloated budgets with unsustainable debt, or the insanity of "Defund the Police", America is sinking fast.
Four years ago, Judy posted this remarkable 2 minute video on her Facebook page of Winston Churchill in 1950 giving what I consider to be a prophetic word for our day. Before I shared my dream with her, it resurfaced on her page and she reposted it again. Interesting timing!
In the dream, I was calling on the Owner for help. God is the one who owns the boat (America). I was also trying to arouse people to help. I believe this speaks of our American culture that is so preoccupied with life, much of which is vanity and frivolous.
Education has gone to pot, and according to Fox News today, is filled with "queer studies", Critical Race Theory, etc., and that's just at the kindergarten level. It gets much worse. The generation coming up has no idea of the real world. And while we sit on the sidelines and perhaps say, "Tsk, Tsk", the good ship America takes on more water.
Who would have thought that we would ever have a government that in plain old communist style, would force medical procedures using an experimental gene therapy purposely mislabeled as a vaccine? And if you don't submit, they will take away your livelihood, limit your means of travel and even where you can go. As I write this, no American can fly to Hawaii without submitting to that tyrannical mandate.
And even more surprising than that, and something I never thought I would live to see... a populace where many willingly and foolishly submitted with no questions asked. Just mindless obedience. My God!!!... what kind of citizens have we produced?
My astonishment in the dream and in real life is the Americans who seem incapable of critical thinking, who see a ship almost sinking and keep right on going there self-absorbed way.
How will this all end?
If you think you can ignore the ship taking on water because you expect the church to get an emergency evacuation any day now, you're part of the problem. He's coming back for a glorious church that is about His Father's business, not one that is oblivious to, and unconcerned with the passengers on this ship that are sinking and don't know it.
My dear friend, our work is cut out for us. It will be difficult and I believe the degree of difficulty will be even more apparent than ever in the coming month. But I also believe that if you're reading this, then you are up for the task. God put you here on this planet, at this time, not to be an onlooker, but rather to be the salt and light of the world.