When something seems like a “coincidence,” this is usually when I pay special attention because it is often God speaking something I need to know.
I was listening to a podcast where Carl Gallups was sharing a dream. First, the stars seemed to shake in the dream. Then, they began to fall from the sky. Immediately, he felt himself being swept up into heaven. Without telling others about his dream, years later, he learned that his grandson had the same dream…the stars shook and fell from heaven; then he was whisked away in a chariot.
Sometime later, at a meeting, Carl met a lady “by chance” in Minnesota. She was from Peru and felt God direct her to ask Carl about a dream she had experienced, that Carl would explain it to her. Hesitantly, she told him her dream. It was the same dream he had experienced years before, the same dream that had occurred to his grandson, the stars shaking and falling. He was able to encourage her that it was about the rapture of Christians when we will go to be with the Lord forever.
Right after I watched the podcast, I picked up my Bible to read that day’s chapters as I was reading through the Bible in a year. My reading for that day was Revelation 4-9. Guess what it says in Rev. 6:12-17. It’s talking about the breaking of the 6th seal. Rev. 6:12-13 “And I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.”
Many people believe the rapture will happen at that point, before the outpouring of God’s wrath. The beginning of the outpouring of God’s wrath on the earth is found in Rev. 6:17 “for the great day of their wrath has come; and who is able to stand?” When this time comes, the Bible is very clear that believers will not undergo the wrath of God. Therefore, Christians must be raptured before the events starting at the end of the 6th seal. Romans 5:9 says, “Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.” And again in I Thess. 5:9, “For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” We won’t be on earth during that time of judgment. Is God warning of that approaching time through dreams?
In I Thess. 4:16-18, we read, “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.” To be comforted is to be strengthened. There is power in God’s comfort.
Do you ever have a verse you haven’t been thinking about pop into your mind? Pay attention when that happens. As I listened to the podcast, I Cor. 2:9-10a came to mind. “…No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit….”
I believe God is preparing His people for His soon coming. Many people are experiencing dreams and visions, especially in Muslim countries. Joel Richardson interviewed a missionary in Afghanistan (which has the second fastest growing church in the world) about this and she confirmed with many stories of Muslims having dreams of Jesus. You can listen to this remarkable interview at: https://youtu.be/JlBh7wmgdTo We will soon see things we can’t imagine. An amazing move of God is on the horizon. Are we focused on the Lord to be ready?
You can also listen to Carl Gallup’s whole testimony at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JaMzdZv6b0