by Lee Y. Martin, Ph. D., © 2004
Wednesday, March 06, 2004
The Spirit showed me that this dream/vision relates to the Bible’s tale of two cities – Jerusalem, the city of God, and Babylon, the city of Lucifer 2. Everything within the scenario of the vision speaks to this duet’s anomalous romance. God’s artistic ability to write prose and prophesy makes the pilgrimage of these two antithetical cities an adventurous tale throughout the Scripture. Each city idealizes its developer’s strengths and documents their relative worth. If you have read the back of the Book, you know that the city of God transforms into the beautiful Zion of God, the New Jerusalem all gloriously arrayed in truth and righteousness. Whereas, satan’s city of Babylon winds up broken in pieces, crushed to shreds by the inability of its developer to control and sustain order in a complex world inhabited by complex human beings possessing free wills. Henceforth in the Interpretation, the Queen represents the people of Babylon, and Jeannette represents the citizenry of Jerusalem.
A question often asked by Christians and non-Christians alike is whether the Church of Jesus Christ will go through the period of prophetic history the Bible calls the tribulation. The answer is yes and no. After much study, I believe that part of it will and part of it will not, and the answer depends upon one’s view of eschatology, the study of end times. The prophetic visitations on this website cluster around the revelation that the true church will be raptured out at the beginning of that period. However, a church does go through the tribulation. That fact subsumes all the action in this vision.
Scripture teaches that the Father God mercifully takes out of harm’s way faithful believers who keep His covenant and do not deny His name. Probably the most comforting words supporting this notion outside of 1 Thessalonians 5:9 are these: Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from [decode: take thee “out of” (Greek – ‘ek’)], the hour of temptation (trial) which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth [Revelation 3:10].
This ‘hour of temptation’ is rendered in the Bible as the tribulational period also known as ‘the time of Jacob’s trouble.’
It is well known that Jacob was the progenitor of the Israelites from which nation came our Lord Jesus. He confirmed the above forecast that the time of Jacob’s trouble was going to be a day of great distress. A couple of days before His crucifixion, He gave His personal staff a private briefing about this overwhelming ordeal that shall come upon the whole earth in the latter days.
This personal account reaffirming Jeremiah’s and Daniel’s prophecies was soon published in the gospel accounts of the New Testament. Because Jesus prophesied its occurrence, we can count on it happening, and according to the Lord, we can be confident that it will be of catastrophic proportions. Read the twenty-fourth chapter of Matthew to get a perspective of just how bad it will be. Persons who believe the Bible to be God’s holy written Word cannot ignore the grave and graphic terminology of Jesus regarding those days.
The message incorporated in this vision relates to this terrible time of trouble. It is my responsibility to show from Scripture how Jeannette’s dream visitation confirms this period’s days of doom. Because that phase of prophetic time relates to the Lord’s Second Advent and encompasses over half of all Biblical prophecy, and because I am not an apologist for Biblical orthodoxy (I defer to those called to that purpose), my instructions from the Spirit, as always, are not to try to justify anything but to cleave to the vision and those Scriptures He gives me that validate it.
I personally believe that the Bible, being alive and authoritative [Hebrews 4:12], speaks for itself and that apologetics is not the power of God unto salvation. It is the simple message of a risen Lord that the unseen Spirit of the living God uses to turn people’s eyes toward the Savior. Unintentionally, apologists deprecate the Bible’s ability to defend itself per manifest supernatural changes brought about through its Words. That is a theme for another time however. For the work of the Lord on this website, as interpreter of God’s visitations to Jeannette, I am charged to rightly divide the Word of truth and deliver all messages from God defective free having been scanned by the pages of Scripture. After receiving the interpretation, I must publish it and let the chips fall where they may.
Given that God does not lie and that He has prophesied centuries, even millennia, in advance what will come to pass during the great tribulation, what remains veiled is when it will occur, who the players are scripted for the parts, and when they come on the scene. It is beyond the scope of this interpretation to fully explore the answers to these questions. However, this vision does speak to some of the ‘whom’ participants. How long it will be before trouble starts is not integral to the deciphering of this encryption; so we will side step that issue except to say that the prophetic activity within the scenario constitutes a warning to be rapture-ready.
This heavenly communication gives only a glimpse of the magnitude of the despotic tyranny some will suffer who navigate this road to holocaust. As was noted in the opening quote of Jeremiah, the pain and anguish in those days will equal that of a woman in the agony of travail while giving birth. Indeed, having been in incubation for some 2000 years, the tribulation period will give birth to the open manifestation of the Kingdom of Heaven as revealed in the restoration of the Kingdom of David’s greater Son, Jesus.
Symbolisms are always mysterious, but anyone only partially schooled in the Bible can readily see the gist of the dream message. A quick and candid summation of the prophetic picture reveals that worshippers of the true God ought not be around at that time. Wherefore, the(n) …brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure [2 Peter 1:10]. Why? Not only to miss eternal damnation, but also so that you don’t miss the rapture!
Belated But Not Forsaken
There has been a lapse of eight months between the time the vision was received and the interpretation. For some reason, I did not have unction from the Spirit to write up the interpretation even though I knew its meaning. Perhaps this was because I could feel the heavy burden that this message carries, and, like Jonah, I ran from delivering its message. It speaks to many who are not ready to meet the Lord and who will thus miss the rapture, and it is difficult to write hard things to beloved people.
Jesus wept over Jerusalem’s impending doom in His day. And Jeremiah is called the weeping prophet because his entire life was emotionally consumed by visions and prophecies of judgment that were about to decimate the people of God. Should not Christians likewise groan andd intercede for brethren who will be caught inside the tribulation unable to escape the prophesied horrors?
As I tread the wayward path, the Spirit reminded me that speaking only ‘smooth things’ to the body of Christ would betray the call to be a watchman on the wall with Jeannette. I am thankful that before bringing this message of judgment and woe the Spirit graciously allowed us to bring to the body of Christ words of comfort and love in the Lady Messenger.
Notwithstanding the bountiful harvest of souls of late, the majority of God’s people are indifferent as in Isaiah’s day to truth from the Word of God.
…(J)udgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter [Isaiah 59:14]. Confusion abounds everywhere – inside and outside the Church. Compromise is ‘lord’ in the boondocks of the jungles as well as in the pentagon and penthouses. And, with the assistance of proliferating translations of the Holy Bible (better known as interpretations), we have a cafeteria-style salvation. Is that not what the ‘seeker-friendly’ syndrome of Purpose Driven Churches promoting the Purpose Driven Life all about? Can a person really find God in a Buddhist temple in Tibet as one highly visible Christian leader claims he did? Was the god he found the God of the Bible?
Granted that most people’s intentions are good, their methods often confound the seriousness of a firm commitment to sound doctrine. Eternal matters cannot be casually dismissed. Jesus said,
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will
say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy
name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done
many wonderful works?
vision reveals the heavy burden associated with a firm commitment.
Jeannette found herself caught unawares inside the
and could not escape. But thankfully, the blood-splattered tower in
the dream is only a temporary victory of the Queen of Babylon. I have
the back of the Book. No, there is no ivory tower here, only a red
tower covered with ‘false blood’ offered to false gods. I’ll
come back to that. The Jewish Messiah Ben Joseph, namely, Jesus Christ
of Nazareth, offered the true blood to the one and only true God two
thousand years ago on a wooden cross, and though imitated by false
martyrs, it will never be replaced or duplicated.
of the incredible multitudes that are turning to Jesus all over the
world confirm that this vision is right on the mark. The Father
started the final sweep of harvest souls because the walls are being
torn down everywhere. The Berlin wall fell in a couple of days. Iraq
is now an open field ripe for harvesting. China’s desire to become
a major player in world commerce has torn away many of the protective
tiles in the fabric of her famous fence, the Wall of China. For the
sake of financial assistance, all countries are dancing to the tune
Even though it appears like Jeannette must forfeit her life in the tower’s demise a la Samson style [Judges 16:28-30], we know from Scripture that the gospel gun of the true blood-stained cross will overcome Lucifer’s ploy to compromise truth in a cesspool of multireligious demands.
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