Interpretation of Couplet

  Map & Island of Rings
   
 
By Lee Y. Martin, Ph. D.
 
 
   

 

Prologue

Jeannette's two latest visitations from the Lord forms a couplet that confirms in part the parable of the ten virgins:

Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow, The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, 1838–1842 (detail), Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Matthew 25:1-13

1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were READY went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. (KJV)

The key word in the parable is "ready." Those members of the church who have made themselves ready will find great comfort from these dreams. However, those church members who have been slumbering when they should have been getting ready will not find any solace here.

  After deliberation, we thought that the first dream entitled Map was a personal message for Jeannette herself and not meant to be put on the web. Even the correct interpretation was of a personal nature that clearly related to her family, a matter that we have been praying about for some time. When the second dream occurred a week later, and Jeannette told me of it in the predawn hours of the morning, the Lord immediately gave me the interpretation, and we agreed that it should be placed on the Internet.
lamp
 

As I was praying about the last dream's interpretation, Island of Rings, it became clear that there was a connection between the two dreams. The circles in the first dream, Map, signaled the association to the second one. After hearing of the second dream I knew that together they illustrated the parable of the ten virgins, but I wasn't sure whether they should be joined in a couplet until I noticed the rings in the two. To confirm their relationship, the Lord engraved His signature of the Trinity, the three golden circles, on the cement of the foundation of the bridge leading to the golden city in the Map vision. "...Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ" (1 Corinthians 3:11). Jesus is the bridge to the other side. He placed His stamp in the second dream at the very end when Jeannette saw red rings of molten lava followed by black rings of smoke emitted from the sinking of the island into the black hole as she looked down upon the earth. The golden rings in the first signify the Lord's majestic Trinitarian personage, and the red and black rings in the second denote His Justice and Judgment fulfilled in the outpouring of His wrath upon a world populated with people who care little or nothing about His Holy Word. Remember the Holy Spirit told Jeannette that "these are the ones who waited and did not believe my Word:"

  II Th 2:12
  12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (KJV)

I asked Jeannette if she really wanted to share the one involving her family. Being the selfless person that she is, she agreed that the message is to the church and must be heralded or she would be unfaithful to her "watch upon the tower." She told me to "...write the vision and make it plain upon (the Internet), that he may run that readeth it" (Habakkuk 2:1,2). Both dreams reveal that many members of the body of Christ are not ready for the wedding and hence the rapture. Since the time is short and there are a lot of unprepared people, Jeannette is desirous to show the seriousness of what is in store for those who wait too long to get ready for the coming of the bridegroom. Hopefully, the message in these two Words from God will be received as a warning of the devastation to come, as well as an acknowledgment that there is comfort and hope for those who wish to avoid the horrors of a wicked world under woeful judgment.

 

The Rapture

Many Christians desire to know about the scheduling of the rapture in the overall scheme of things. They are unfortunately robbed of their blessed assurance of deliverance from the wrath to come by people who say that the church must go through the tribulation for cleansing and preparation to become the bride of Christ. This is tantamount to saying that Christ's work on the cross was not sufficient for salvation (which it is -- "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth my word and believeth on him that sent me, hath (present tense) everlasting life" --he possesses it now -- John 5:24), that His Word is not sufficient for cleansing (which it is -- "now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you" -- John 15:3), and that we must be subjected to abuse and scourging to make it to heaven. If this is the case, then all the faithful, consecrated and sanctified believers in the United States of America as well as other parts of the world in this century and the last who died in old age never having experienced poverty or terrible circumstances will not be in heaven as part of the bride when we get there. I for one do not believe this. If you are one of those persons who prefer to believe that the bridegroom plans to scourge and beat up his bride before he marries her, you probably will not like this couplet. According to this scenario Jesus ought to resuscitate the aforementioned believers so that they too can be scourged. If, on the other hand, you desire to "escape all these things that shall come to pass" (Luke 21:36) as our Lord Jesus has forewarned us by watching and living cleansed and prepared, then read on, for all you have to do is get "ready." Since the Lord is no respecter of persons (Romans 2:11, Ephesians 6:9, Colossians 3:25, et al), whosoever wants to, may become a part of the bride of Christ ------ now. But, be aware that you cannot wait, for the time will come after the rapture occurs, after the cry is made and the trumpet blows, that the "door will be shut," (Matthew 24:10), and there will be no time to get ready.

 

A Parenthesis

We have received some emails from people wanting to know if Jeannette has had similar horrendous visions as other prophetic people forewarning of a terrible time on the earth. Some prophets have told of how the United States is going to be excoriated and blighted with very little if anything left of her. Yes, we can tell you that Jeannette has indeed had some of these, but we have not wanted to willy-nilly put them on the net. There are so many at hand that we are making only those visions available that we believe have a definite message of hope contained in the warning if people will only heed it. Many of the visions and dreams on the Internet that we have read give no sign of hope to evade the devastation. They warn of terrible things to come and to prepare for the worst. We believe that the Bible teaches believers to prepare for the best, to see Jesus our Lord, and to look up because our redemption draweth nigh. Jeannette has many times seen devastation but we have found no specific Scripture to tie it to. Since paranormal experiences abound today, we are extremely careful not to push the spiritual envelope by "intruding into those things which (we) have not seen, vainly (being) puffed up by (our) fleshly mind(s)" (Colossians 2:18). The gifts are subject to the Word and not vice versa, and thus we want to authenticate whatever message Jeannette receives with Scripture. We read in Amos 3:7, "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants, the prophets." Is anybody out there having visions about a rapture? Praise the Lord, Jeannette is. So let us examine the dreams in this couplet to see how they align with the Bible.

   
Jeannette's extended family, like most, is composed of saved and unsaved loved ones. The dream opened with her daughter wishing that her mother would choose a dress to wear from her rich relative's wardrobe. Clothes represent life styles and the daughter here wants her mother to dress more in keeping with her garments of choice. Jeannette refuses to yield to the lust of the eyes by declining to change her garment for those of the world.
Map
 
  Rev 16:15
  15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. (KJV)

Without exposing personal matters, suffice it to say that at this point in time her daughter is career oriented and caught up in worldly pursuits, i.e., the "cares of this life" (Mark 4:19). This puts Jeannette in the role model of a righteous grandmother who is teaching her seven-year-old granddaughter the way of the Lord and how to walk in the counsel of the godly. The dream clearly reveals this fact in the scene with the maps where she is helping her grandchild to construct her own map in order to help her find the way to heaven. The maps are both similar, one being more sophisticated than the other, but all maps will read the same for all saved people. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me" (John 14:6). He is the foundation of the bridge as we saw in the signature of the three golden rings that crosses over to the other side.

The extended family members signify people in the world who are more concerned with the things of this life than with getting prepared to meet their maker. Notice how the more possessions they acquired, the more their countenances changed. Greed has a way of doing that. This representative group in the dream will not make it across the high golden bridge to heaven. We saw how many people tried to cross over but fell off the ramp and did not make it to the suspension part of the bridge. Those that went part way up and fell off only to start again characterize backsliders. They got off the road and walked onto the ramp but somehow became laden with burdens that pulled them off the narrow way. Some attempted to start over, but others fell into the earth without having the chance to begin again. Many came to the bridge but decided to take another course. The hordes of people who make it onto the ramp but fall down together en masse correspond to the merging groups in the ecumenical movement. They unfortunately never make it across to the other side and will all perish together.

There are a few, thank goodness, who do make it over. Notice that they were the ones who walked alone. For the readers who are finding it difficult to locate a church, which has not compromised the fundamentals of the Christian faith, the loners are indeed a welcome sight.

  Matt 7:13-14
 

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (KJV)

Jesus tells us here that the way is narrow and straight. Few people find it. Why is this so when we are told in scripture that whosoever will may come into heaven? If whosoever means what it implies, it is not because some are uninvited. Since few people make it across the suspension part of the bridge into heaven, it must be because they get caught up with the cares of this life as the dream reveals and neglect to prepare to meet their maker.

The jam at the entrance of the ramp signifies confusion about the way. Today we hear even the leaders of the church questioning portions of the Bible and saying that it has errors in it. Casting doubt on any portion of God's Word will confuse newly born again believers as well as cause sinners to question the authenticity of the Bible and to seek truth elsewhere. These people never walked onto the ramp. Hesitating at the entrance they "jammed it up" by listening to others and prevented others from entering. They received not the truth and decided to choose other routes.

  II Th 2:10
  10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (KJV)

Compromising principles and truth for the sake of unity can be disastrous. The ones who did enter the ramp and start on the narrow path but for some reason fell off represent those who received seed but the Word was choked out. Some were given a second chance while others never again see the light of life as the earth swallows them up. But wait, the parable of the ten virgins narrows the way across the bridge even more.

Virgins connote that these ten were believers who had chosen to follow Jesus and had their lamps full of oil when they started out. Because these virgins went out to meet the bridegroom, they have to represent believers. Unbelievers would never think about Jesus as an only way to heaven, hence they have no desire to meet Him as a bridegroom. Of the virgins who decided to go with Jesus only five became brides. The others had not charted their course properly and had not taken extra oil with which to finish their course. This means they were not "ready" as the parable denotes. These are the people in the dream who make it onto the ramp but fall off and are given a second chance to run the course during the tribulation period. They will, however, finish their course with great difficulty according to the book of Revelation. They find a map -- a Bible -- and finish their course having cleansed their garments.

  Rev 7:13-14
 

13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. (KJV)

 

A Preparedness

The import of this dream lies in the care Jeannette was taking to prepare her granddaughter to cross over the high golden bridge to eternity. Remember that the young child left off the day and month in the dream signifying that she had not yet received her new birth. She was learning about the way as her grandmother was showing her what to put on her map. Nevertheless, she was caught in between hearing her mother's voice calling to her and listening to her grandmother. It is so important to show little ones the "righteous" way so that they do not get lost when their time comes to choose whether or not to enter onto the narrow bridge. Make no mistake about it, the way is narrow, and the gate is straight. Most people prefer the broad road that leads to destruction as we saw from all the people who fell off, who took no pains to stay on the narrow ramp and fell off into the world that swallows them up. Preparedness requires time and deliberation. Everyone needs a road map and that map is Jesus. Without Him the Bible says we cannot enter into heaven. Are you prepared?

Since young children and mentally deficient people are not capable of thinking correctly due to the undeveloped cortex of the brain in children and impaired brain functioning in severe retardation, they receive salvation involuntarily or by divine design so to speak because of God's mercy, grace, and fairness. Everyone else must choose which way they will take in life. Jeannette was preparing her granddaughter to make a wise choice by helping her develop her map through Jesus to heaven. It is hoped that others who read about this dream will do the same with their children. We dare not leave to chance such an important matter as our whereabouts after death. So this dream shows we must map our course before crossing over the high golden bridge to eternity. Most of the people were unprepared to take a narrow course. Only the Christian Bible spells out how narrow the way is. No other religion boasts of a savior god. Rather they offer tips or give instructions about how to become a god yourself. Christianity truly is a different way because it is a relationship (Galatians 3:26) with a Savior-God and not a religion proscribing rules by which one awakens the latent godhood within himself. 

 

Which Map?

As we have seen the message of this dream is that we ought not to neglect to construct a map to follow in order to find the narrow high golden bridge that leads to heaven. One will find all the road markings in the King James Bible. All other translations may give directions but many of the road markings are missing. For instance, names and titles for Jesus have been omitted 135 times in the New Testament in the New International Version translation. In fact, the NIV removes as many as 64,000 words found in the King James text. For another instance, Jesus Christ's deity has been seriously demoted in the NASV. Someone has said if Jesus' deity can be successfully challenged, Christianity has lost its heart. When you question Jesus' deity, he becomes relegated to the status of a man carrying the genes of Adam and a sin nature. If He has a sin nature, which He has not, then His teachings would hold no mandate for life and would be no better than the words of other prominent religious leaders such as Buddha or Confucius. Jesus' claim to be the Son of God stands alone, and those who say He never claimed to be God have drunk from the murky Alexandrian stream of biblical waters too long. There are numerous passages, which refute this charge. 1 A loose rendering of the Holy Scriptures has dimmed the spiritual eyes of these cynics. These are problems attendant to the necessity of a good road map.

It is possible to find the way to heaven with the new versions of God's Word because the Bible is a holographic book and Jesus is embedded in the text on virtually every page in some form. Therefore, if a page or even an entire book is removed, one could still get the good news of salvation by Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, many helpful road signs have been deleted. Redaction pays a price. When the boundaries become fuzzy, one can err and fall off the road as we saw on the bridge. This is not the time nor the place, however, to testify about the importance of deciding which Bible translation to use for instruction in righteousness, but even in the secular world people recognize that there is a big difference in translations. I have read that Charlton Heston refused to read any other Bible save the King James when asked to make a Bible on tape series. He knew the other translations were inferior reproductions.

I venture to say that if the reader were to travel by car to a distant location and had never been there before, he would seek the best map he could get his hands on. You would want as many markings on the map as possible and as many signs and guideposts as possible along the road so as not to inadvertently take an incorrect turn and wind up at the wrong destination. The same holds true regarding our journey through life. It is a mystery to me why anyone would want to use inferior maps with inferior markings to direct them on the most important voyage one will ever take, the passage from the shadows to the real side of life, for in truth, the Bible is a map showing the way to heaven. Prudence compels that one compare maps and choose the best one, the one God Himself has endorsed through preservation.

  Ps 12:6-7
 

6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them (God's Words spoken of in verse 6) from this generation for ever. (KJV)

We see that God has preserved His Word in the same way He wrote it -- supernaturally! If God is God, He knows how to preserve His Word without error through copies just like He knew how to write it down originally using sinful men. We cannot afford to choose a translation that we "feel" is good or that we "prefer" because we like the way it looks or reads. The stakes are too high. Proverbs teaches that "there is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death" (14:12; 16:25). Remember that when one does not know the way, it is extremely important to have as many road signs as possible so as not to err at turns or miscalculate the boundaries falling into the ditch. Yes, we can get saved with any of the translations if read with an open mind. But as for me, I want God's preserved text, the translation that has the best road markings. The way is narrow, the gate is straight, and I don't want to hug the edge and possibly fall into the abyss.

Now that we have seen that preparedness through knowledge of God's Word is how we become "ready," let us move on to the second dream to find the consequences of being ready or not being ready.

   
 
Island of Rings
 

The first scene Jeannette saw was a beautiful, peaceful, exquisite view of heaven itself. How blessed she was to be able to get a glimpse of God's abode. It was instructive and interesting to hear about the lively activity going on in heaven much like a city on earth. Many have the idea that we will just repose on clouds playing harps all day long. I for one am glad to know there is constructive goings-on in heaven.

Jeannette had a mission to accomplish in this vision. She was told where to go in order to find a particular dwelling place, one in which she would find in residence her friend and her friend's son both of whom she knows are born again dedicated believers on the way to heaven. 2 If you will remember, her friend was told by the Lord to come there to meet with Jeannette. When asked, her friend indicated the fireplace belonged to the Lord. These two comments show that the mansion belonged to God and her friend was merely "rooming" there!

What a place to room!! This coincides with what Jesus told us the night before he was crucified.

  John 14:2-3
 

2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (KJV)

The word "mansion" means a "staying" or a residence. It does not necessarily mean a separate dwelling place from another's abode. It can easily be rendered a room in someone else's residence and especially is this case where extended families dwell. Are we not members of God's family? The mansion Jeannette entered in this dream was comparable to those in wealthy communities. Walls enclose the interior of large estates within a city. They normally have many rooms surrounding an open-air courtyard where family members gather to dine and visit. In fact, Jesus intimated that this would be the case in the above scripture when He said in His Father's house were many mansions. The "house" is the place of residence, and the "mansions" are the rooms or individual wings of the house. 3

When Jeannette entered the chambers of this abode, she found furniture fit for a king -- brocade fabric with gold threads running through it. Indeed we are told that we shall reign with Jesus like kings (Revelation 1:6; 5:10). Everything in this dream corresponds with what the Bible has revealed about heaven. What a day that's gonna be! (Pardon my English.) Given that the elements and actions within the vision align with what the Word says, it is most heartening to see that Jeannette visited our heavenly abode first. The significance of her visiting heaven first lies in the fact that she saw her friends in their heavenly abode before the apocalyptic scene. What a relief! Is not that the way the book of Revelation reveals its message? The Church Age is given in chapters 2 and 3 and then in chapter 4:1, "...I heard ...a trumpet talking with me, which said, come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter." Jeannette's dream followed the schedule exactly. In chapter 4 the church, through John's personage, was invited to come up to heaven in order to find out what God's plan was for the end of the age. Similarly, Jeannette was taken to heaven where she saw her believing friends in residence, afterwhich she was told she would be seeing things which must be hereafter. John afterward saw the four horses of the apocalypse and so did Jeannette. The comforting part of the dream for believers is that we will be in heaven when all the devastation occurs. Praise the Lord forevermore! He that hath ears to hear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Take comfort my brethren, take comfort.

   
"Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree..." (1 Peter 2:24).
Incense and Judgment
 

The fireplace in the dream belonged to God and it represented His altar for receiving sacrifices. Are you aware that there was only one log on the grate? Logs come from trees, and there is only one tree that God respects, the cross of Jesus. Note what Peter says about His sacrificial death: "Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree..." (1 Peter 2:24). There is only one tree, one log bearing the weight of sin and that tree bore the weight of Jesus. People who reject Jesus' substitutionary sacrificial punishment for their sins will experience the wrath of God's judgment themselves.

Now comes the horrendous part, which most people would like to avoid if possible. Let us heed Jesus' admonition to watch and pray so as to escape it (Luke 21:36). Jeannette was told to take up God's iron rod, the rod always speaking of God's power and authority. Moses' rod performed miraculous feats - the power -- and Aaron's rod budded signifying his authority as God's spokesman. The iron rod speaks of judgment and wrath. When it became one with Jeannette's arm, it symbolized the censor of Revelation 8:3 while the white powdery substance denoted the incense offered with the prayers of the saints which have been waiting to be avenged.

  Rev 8:3-4
 

3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: (KJV)

The white powdery substance placed on Jeannette's fingers was incense much like that which John saw. It was placed in the angel's censor in the same fashion as was the powdery substance placed on Jeannette's hand, the substitute for the censor's pan. The handle to the censor's pan and Jeannette's arm both symbolize God's judgment about to be dispensed on an unbelieving world. After having been ignited, the smoke of the incense came out of the angel's hand in the same way as Jeannette's hand with the substance on it ignited the iron grate and it burst into flames indicating that God had indeed heard the prayers of His saints, had accepted them as denoted by the flames, and was ready to do the part of an avenger, a requirement in covenanted relationships. Retribution time had come. In Revelation the angel cast the fire of the altar into the earth while Jeannette took it below with her; for in the dream the heat from the fire flowed through her body, and she carried it with her to earth when she was taken there to witness the thundering horses' release. When the fire ignites, there is no quenching it as Jeannette witnessed when the angel let go of the horses' reins. They ran wildly. The pale stern-looking angel in the dream holding the reins of all four horses epitomized all the riders of the horses since his name was death and death followed in the wake of all riders.

 
Revelation 6:8

8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. KJV

   
 

God told Jeannette that the angel was sent "to do His Word" meaning that the four horsemen were hastening to make God's Word good (Jeremiah 1:12). He said He would judge evil and He gave the evil angels space to pillage in order to protect His integrity, i.e., His Word, in judgment. This is not unusual, for God has frequently used His enemies to accomplish His will (1 Kings 22:19-23; Jeremiah 51:20; Isaiah 10:5). Jeannette saw the awful consequences of loosing the horses -- people screaming and frantically trying to buy and sell. It is interesting and perhaps instructive that she only saw people buying and selling. Why didn't she see people being victimized or dying by other types of judgment? I submit that it is because this vision speaks to the rapture. Remember that in the tribulation many will have to take a mark in order to buy and sell. This in itself is not a mode of punishment even though its ultimate outcome will indeed be a settlement. However, if one has missed the rapture and knows he was so close to being translated out of here, it would be a tormenting psychological penalty. Recall that the five foolish virgins who missed Jesus were told to go buy oil for themselves, and sadly, while they were gone, the bridegroom came and left them behind. Could these people Jeannette saw be some of the hapless virgins who were so close to becoming brides and escaping the coming judgment on earth but were too languid and comfy to get ready? Is this not the meaning of the following passage of scripture in Song of Solomon?

Song of Solomon 5:2-7

King Solomon

2 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

(Jesus is calling for His bride.)

3 I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?

(His bride is making excuses why she cannot open the door - she is lukewarm and too cozy in her comfort zone.)

4 My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.

(She finally comes to her senses and realizes she had better get up and get ready.)

5 I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.

(She smells the fragrance of His nearness.)

 

6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

(It's too late. She frantically goes out to search for a way to bring Him back, to find the oil she did not have.)

7 The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me. (KJV)

(Now she has to pay the price for not being willing to get up and get ready for her beloved's return during the midnight hours. Many if not most Christians will be given into the hands of the men of whom they are afraid and will forfeit their lives. Their veils are taken away and the shame of being lukewarm and naked is exposed) (Revelation 3:18; 16:15).

 

 

   
  The appointed time will come, dear reader, when it will be too late to prepare to meet Jesus and escape all these things that shall come to pass. That is why the time is now. These spiritual messages are all too clear. Judgment is on the way. We have a little space at the moment, so please start cleaning up your life if you have not already. Note that the judgment scene Jeannette was given ended with her seeing an entire island or land mass sinking into the ocean. It could have been a small island or the great isle mass of the whole North American continent that she saw. Whether the black hole results from a massive nuclear attack or an asteroid impact is not important because whichever it is, there will be no survivors at this point. The import now is to warn that some kind of devastating judgment is on the horizon and we ought not to be careless in how we comport ourselves in the waiting. Readiness to meet Jesus is the cry of both these dreams.
 

Safe in the Arms of Jesus

It is perhaps instructive to look at a passage in the Old Testament, which concurs with this heavenly vision whereby Jeannette saw raptured believers secure in the arms of Jesus while destruction covered the earth.

  Isa 26:19-21
 

19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. (KJV)

Verse 19 speaks of the dead arising out of the dust of the earth. These are believers who are asleep in Jesus as 1 Thessalonians 4:15 denotes. They rise before living saints. The ones alive who are ready join them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air (2 Thessalonians 4:17), and from there they will be transported to heaven. Verse 20 of the Isaiah passage above reveals the fact of our change of residence from off the earth. Furthermore, we see that God's people will enter into their chambers (or rooms) in God's mansion before the indignation (or God's wrath) falls. The sequence of events could not be any clearer than is stated above. God's people are to be protected in His heavenly home while the Tribulation occurs on earth. When someone says, "come," it is inferred that another is to move toward the one speaking. This is the same as is implied in Revelation 4:1. The invitation is open at this time, but there will be a time when the doors are shut as we see in verse 20 and as we saw in the parable of the ten virgins. After the doors are shut the Lord will say He never knew those who were careless in preparedness to meet their bridegroom. A burning passion usually exists between a bride and a bridegroom in the natural, and the same ought to apply in the spiritual realm. If there is no yearning to see Jesus, you might check up on your salvation. Jesus said that He would "spew out" lukewarm Christians (Revelation 3:16). You could miss out on being safe in the arms of Jesus during the indignation if all you have is a lip service acknowledgement of the Lord.

In verse 23 of Isaiah the Lord comes out of His place in heaven to fulfill all things written in the scriptures. He is coming to judge unrighteousness and the world for its ungodly deeds as has been prophesied by Old Testament prophets as well as Jude, the Lord's brother. We know that the indignation refers to the Tribulation Period because in Daniel we read:

  Dan 11:36
  36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. (KJV)

Again in Zephaniah we read:

  Zeph 3:8
  8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. (KJV)

So we have clear evidence that Isaiah is referring to God's holy wrath at the end of the age.

Notice the progression of these verses in Isaiah 26. Verse 19 discloses the first resurrection of the righteous dead followed by verse 20 which implies a rapture of the living saints along with the resurrection of the righteous dead. Verse 21 culminates God's timing for the Age of the Gentiles. Jesus rescues His people from the bloodbath to come hiding them in God's heavenly abode for a "little moment" (seven years in God's time frame is a mere moment) until His wrath is complete. After the purging of the earth, Jesus will come back with His saints to set up His Kingdom on the earth. The best part of Isaiah's prophecy is that which tells us God takes away His people from the indignation to His heavenly abode "for a little moment" until His wrath is finished. Glory to God in the highest! What a Savior! He truly is a Savior in every respect. Please do not wait to get prepared because the time is short. Nearly everyone agrees on this. Remember Jesus' words:

  Matt 24:44
  44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. (KJV)
   
 
Summary
 

The first dream demonstrated that a roadmap is imperative in order to find the way to heaven. We must determine our destination and then map our course. This means preparation leading to watchfulness and readiness. All roads do not lead to Rome. In the first dream we saw a narrow high golden bridge leading off into eternity to the glowing City of God. It is as if the first dream leads into the second dream which opened in the heavenly city where the bride, having been "caught up" (raptured), is awaiting her marriage to the Lamb (Revelation 19:7). The first heavenly scene in the second dream expresses the outcome of those who make themselves ready and cross over the narrow bridge. Inside the city the bride is protected from what is taking place below on earth depicted by the second scene with the four horses of the apocalypse. Recall that the white horse had fallen when the visionary saw the rampage of the other three horses. This is because the white horse does not come with death as do the others. That is the reason Revelation speaks of the first horseman carrying a bow without arrows (6:2). He takes over the world peaceably yet with the authority of a warrior. After he has gained control, then the other deadly horses begin their work of wasting the earth.

Jeannette found her friends in the dream -- who are still alive today -- in heaven before the great and terrible judgment began, indicating that they must have been raptured, i.e., caught up to heaven where they peacefully repose in God's house while the earth is judged and cleansed, while the prophesied indignation or wrath of God is completed. The implication is that prepared believers are blessed by missing the worst time that has ever been, according to Jesus.

Friend, don't let anyone steal your hope of being raptured because Jesus told us that "when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh" (Luke 21:28). Jesus repeats the refrain again two verses later:

  Luke 21:31
  31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. (KJV)

With the uncertainty of the Y2K syndrome and the end of the 6th millenium in sight it should behoove believers to start looking up, to begin preparation to meet our Lord, and it augurs unbelievers to do something about the state of their destiny. Remember it has been emphasized that when the trumpet blows or the rapture occurs - BOOM!!! - there will be no more time to prepare. It's over! The thief has come and gone. Jesus has snatched away like a thief His ransomed bride, His legitimate prize, His pearl of great price which He sold all that He had, His precious life, to buy. Since He has paid the wages of sin, death, He only takes what belongs to Him, what He has purchased with His blood on the cross. Hence He is not a thief, He only comes as a thief -- silently, suddenly, and swiftly. Now is the time to prepare, to make sure of your election into the bridehood. Now is the time to search the Word to see if these things be so.

If there is one reading this that might think himself too wrapped up in sin to get untangled, let me assure you that it is never too late until the door is shut. Look around and see if there has been a mass departure of Christians, and if not, the door is still opened. The Father is waiting at the gate of His big house and will welcome you home just as He did the prodigal son who got lost on the way. The Father wrapped his arms around that son and He will do it for you. All you have to do is acknowledge to God through prayer that you have been remiss in living for Jesus. If you have never declared Jesus to be your Lord, there is a prayer on the front page of this website that can help you in making Jesus your Lord. (Click on How To Become A Christian.) God's mercy is boundless and He looks upon an honest heart. It is ironic that the Father is waiting for us when we should be waiting for Him. At the present time He is longsuffering because of unbelief. Nevertheless, the time is coming when His patience is ended, and He cleanses the world of iniquity. Run to the Father and you will find Him running to you. May the Lord bless you, and we will see you in the Rapture.

 

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 1 Matthew 22:41-46; 1:23; John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13; John 4:26; 9:35-37; 19:7; 5:25; 8:24,28; et al. (A)

2 Just for the record her friends in this dream happen to be my son and me. We feel that it is best not to use real names in God's messages unless there is a reason. In this case we believe there is. We know the spiritual status of the people in these two dreams, which is the reason we can say with relative assurance that the two dreams illustrate the parable of the ten virgins. Some are prepared to cross over into eternity and some are not. Since Jeannette has no control over a dream's content, we must leave whom she communicates with in the visitations up to God. (If )

3 Note the dictionary meaning of the word "mansions" in Nelson's Bible Dictionary -- MANSIONS: The translation of a Greek word in <John 14:2> which means "rooms." Jesus did not describe HEAVEN as a neighborhood of beautiful country estates, where each person will have his own mansion. He promised many individual rooms, or dwelling-places, within the one house. In heaven the believer will experience the intimacy of dwelling with the Father and all other believers "under one roof." (from Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary) (Copyright (C) 1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers) (When)

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Matthew 28:5-6 5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
 
   
 
 

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4. Please note: I wanted to give Artist Elizabeth Curtis credit for the painting of the two women visitng the tomb of Christ. There is no title or credit given to her.

5. Parable of Ten Virgins provided by Wikipedia.org

   
 

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