We Have Entered the Last Leg of the Race

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In the beginning of February 2016, the Lord began reminding me of an open vision He’d given me back in 2013, originally posted as ‘Finish Your Race.’ I kept getting the impression there was more He wanted me to understand about the vision.

Then the last week of February, He brought it before my eyes again, but this time giving an additional message. Then, just this morning, I was given a third message. I’ll give the backdrop to what was happening prior to the original vision, then the subsequent messages.

The vision in 2013 was given at a time of confusion and discouragement in my life.  In 2011, the Lord had specifically told me to write. I asked Him, “What do you want me to write, and what am I to do with what’s written?”

I felt the Lord prompting me to set up a blog site just for the purpose of writing whatever He placed on my heart. But just after starting the blog, I was hit by what felt like a freight train as many storms began to come against me, as well as everyone around me. Suffice it to say, I stopped writing.

Mentally, physically, and spiritually exhausted, I was in a state where I couldn’t even think about writing. But at the same time, I felt guilty for not doing what I knew the Lord had told me to do. Confused and discouraged, I asked God, “Did I take what You said and mis-interpret what I was supposed to do with it? I need You to show me if this is the right direction!”  My reasoning at the time was, if writing was what the Lord wanted me to do, shouldn’t He put me in a position where I could have the peace of mind to do it?  I decided I wasn’t going to do anything until I received clarification from the Lord. What happened next still blows my mind!

A couple months passed, when a co-worker asked me to run a 5K with her.  I’d never been a runner, but thought, “What do I have to lose?” so I began training.

On race day, I made it through the course, but was so disappointed with myself for not meeting my personal goal, and I’d only missed it by just over a minute!  I kept asking myself, “Why didn’t I train harder? Why did I focus so much on the fatigue? If only I’d run those hills instead of walking them…” 

One morning, about a month after the race, I was on the treadmill singing along to Chris Tomlin’s ‘Our God,’ praising God for all His wonders. All of a sudden, the full impact hit me, and I became overwhelmed by the goodness of the Lord.  It was at that moment, the wall in front of me lit up like a television screen:

I saw a race track, and I was running on it. Straight ahead, up in the distance, there was a bright light that grew larger and brighter as I ran towards it. Now, I was no longer just watching myself run on the track, but was on the track in real time. There were bleachers lining both sides of the track filled with an innumerable crowd cheering me on.

Then all of a sudden, there were things like large rocks and huge boulders coming down from the sky out of nowhere, being hurled towards me and onto the track directly in front of me. Just as I began to slow down to avoid being hit, I heard a voice say, “Look straight ahead, and keep your eyes fixed on Me. Don’t look to the right hand or to the left.”

As I looked straight ahead into the light, it grew brighter. I was running full speed now, this time with all my might. In my peripheral vision, I could see most of the objects were disappearing before they even hit the track. Those that did fall in front of me, I scooped up in my arms and lifted them up to God – without even breaking my stride. They disappeared as He took them from me. Nothing could stop me now as I focused straight ahead and ran towards the light!  The light grew bigger and brighter.  End of Vision.

Initial Interpretation:

The interpretation was very obvious to me in 2013.  First of all, I was floored at how the Lord orchestrated it all. First, He arranged for me to run in a physical race to impress upon me the importance of intensive training, staying focused on the goal, and ignoring distractions.

The Lord then connected the dots by giving me the vision.  He equated the physical race I ran with the spiritual race set before all of us.

When the Lord gives an assignment, and we accept and begin to run with it, we officially enter the race. What happens next is without exception.  The enemy will come against us with all he has in an attempt to stop us dead in our tracks.  The attack will be tailor-made just for us, whatever it takes to stop the plan of God.

I’d taken my eyes off the Lord and focused on the swirling storm in my life. If I hadn’t followed the Lord’s instructions given in the vision, turning my focus back towards Him – refusing to even look at the storm, I’d have allowed the enemy to totally derail God’s plan for my life.

The vision was indeed a Word in due season, given at a critical period in my life.  But the vision was two-fold, and also depicts the time we’re in right now!

Second Vision:

The last week in February, He gave me another glimpse of the vision. I’d been praying about the day ahead, and was sitting quietly in His presence, when suddenly:

There I was, running on the race track just as before. As I approached the Light, I felt stronger and began running faster.  Just then, I heard the Lord say, “You’re running the last leg of the race, the vision is for today!”  End of Vision

Upon hearing that, I became shaken in my spirit, knowing the Lord had just confirmed to me the race is almost over, and we’re at the end of the end.

Before I proceed, I want to ask everyone to please pray for interpretation over what you read, as I’m still trembling by what I just experienced.

Third Vision:

This morning, March 22nd, I was sitting at my kitchen bar eating breakfast, listening to a special pre-recorded program that Johnny, from Tribulation Now Blog Radio, did last night. This is on his website titled, ‘A Great Event is Coming.’  He was talking about “what MAY be a prophetic warning of a cosmic event that is coming upon the Earth that could lead to the “sorrow period” Jesus warned about.”  It was towards the end of the segment, maybe the last 20 minutes, as he began to speak about meteors and other space debris falling to the earth, causing worldwide destruction, that the Lord brought a particular segment of the vision before my eyes:

I’m running on the race track towards the Light straight ahead, and the large rocks and huge boulders suddenly begin falling from the sky, just as in the original vision. As I see them begin to fall towards me and all around me, I hear the Lord say, “The vision is for today!” End of vision.

Interpretation:

In 2013, I believed the falling rocks and boulders only represented various obstacles that hinder us during our race. It never occurred to me that it could be a real physical occurrence. I wonder, if it’s the incident which causes the vast destruction I saw in 2015? At this time I can’t say, because the Lord hasn’t shown me if this specific event is what led to the mass destruction and ashes covering the earth.  But the Lord has shown me the vision is multi-faceted, with both a physical and spiritual dimension. It was meant for me personally in 2013, to show I needed to obey Him regardless of what was coming against me, to not be distracted, to only look to Him, but it was also meant for the Body of Christ today.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, this is it. We’ve entered the last leg of the race!

To make it successfully to the finish line, we must keep our eyes focused straight ahead on the Lord. DO NOT FOCUS ON THIS COMING STORM!

The Lord has shown me it’s going to be huge! It’s going to come all of a sudden. And it’s going to come in all shapes and sizes, one right after the other, hurling towards us.

But no matter what it looks like, no matter in what order it comes: strife; war; famine; disease; earthquakes; meteors falling from the sky; you name it; this is what the Lord says, “Look straight ahead, and keep your eyes fixed on Me. Don’t look to the right hand or to the left.”

If we’re obedient to His instructions, we have absolutely no reason to fear. The Lord is our refuge, our fortress, our God, in whom we can trust!

God bless. See you at the finish line!

Scriptures:

Therefore seeing we are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily ensnare us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. (Hebrews 12:1)

But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. (Matt. 14:30)

Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. (Proverbs 4:25)

“And I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below: blood and fire and a cloud of smoke.” (Acts 2:19)

Diana Pulliam

Author: Diana Pulliam

Diana Pulliam has been a Christian since the age of 22, but it wasn’t until 2008, while going through an especially trying time, that she asked God what He intended for her life. She told Him she wanted her life to give Him glory, but didn’t see how it was making any difference at all for His kingdom. She asked Him to not hold anything back, she wanted everything He intended for her, and was willing to do whatever He told her to do.

Two weeks later, during her quiet time with the Lord, she heard the Holy Spirit say, “Clean your house and write.” The last few years, He has given her dreams and visions about the times in which we live. In 2011, she started the blog The Mighty Hand of God as a place to write whatever the Lord inspires.

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Diana Pulliam
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March 24, 2016 3:05 PM

Julie, Wow, Wow, Wow! Thank you for sharing these revelations! You are so right, we in the Body need places like Z3news to share what the Lord is revealing to His Saints in this late hour. You’ve given confirmation in several areas – and in the mouth of two or three witnesses….

I am so thankful to everyone on this site who are so willing to share what the Lord is revealing to them. Most of us don’t have many around, even in “church” who understand. Just as in Jesus’ own family, some of our family members think we too have “lost our mind.”

Francy
Francy
Member
March 25, 2016 2:39 PM

Wow, Diana, I feel the same way. My family thinks I’m crazy!! My husband thinks z3 is poisoning my mind and my mom the other day, literally sprinkled me with holy water and oil when I told her The Lord had told me to not go near a church (Catholic). I had to laugh that day though, because that morning while meeting The Lord, he told me I was going to get anointed! He has such sense of humor sometimes. So I’m truly grateful to have found z3 and for James and everyone here who have welcomed me.

Lydia Hodge
Contributor
August 7, 2017 1:02 PM

Wow Diana. The Lord has been laying on my heart lately about the race we are in and how we have been chosen to run the last leg of the race. This morning it was on my heart so I entered “last leg of the race” into my search on the internet and it pulled up your post on Z3. I love it. What beautiful confirmation leading me right back to this wonderful Z3 community. God bless you. He is calling us all to get the word out there through whatever form we can because the hour is late.

Levi
Levi
Member
June 15, 2016 7:31 AM
Praise the Lord! Splendid! The Lord gave me almost exactly a similar dream a few months ago (must be in March). In my dream I was running and then I suddenly knew that this was my last leg and then something prompted me to pick up my pace and I started taking longer and faster strides. But I was running as if I was crippled on one side of my body but was still running and doing my best to reach the finish line (mark of a prize). Then there was a Man, a professional Athlete running right beside me. He did not look to overtake me. He was there with me as if to help me out for the last leg of race. I guess He was my Jesus Himself. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Right now, I don’t have a proper job. My family is financially cornered and my wife and I kept praying for this situation and even went on fasting and prayer and yet we got no answer concerning my job or hers. However the Lord has been speaking to me through all these months and that is enough, “Set your eyes on Me. Do not look to the roaring waves. Do not look to the right or left. If you obey me, only then you will be able to walk on the sea just like I made Peter to walk on the water. You call me your Father and it is good, so trust me like a son trusts his father. O you, of no faith” Psalms 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in… Read more »
Diana Pulliam
Member
March 28, 2016 3:46 AM

Eileen,
Absolutely, the enemy is putting on a shock and awe campaign and most will have their eyes on that, and be swept away. I love what you said, “Focus above in the hurricane.” We must take our seat of authority as we are seated in Christ at the right hand of the Father!
Thanks, Eileen!

Eileen
Eileen
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March 28, 2016 2:29 AM

Thank you Diana for another timely word from the Lord. It is such a confirmation of what the Lord has been saying to me. There have been so many attacks and so much happening in the world that it is easy to get distracted and loose our focus on Him and where we really belong…in heaven and not on earth. “Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.” (Col3:2-4)
I was reminded recently that in a hurricane there is always the “Eye of the Storm” where it is perfectly calm and sunny. This is the “Secret Place” where we can hide in the Lord and find our rest. I then heard in my spirit to have FAITH….Focus Above In The Hurricane! Our anchor holds within the veil in heaven. This Anchor of hope is above and not of the earth and can never be shaken or taken. We just need to hold on to Jesus and not let go!

Jen
Jen
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March 26, 2016 8:06 PM

Thanks so much Diana. I sent you an email.

Diana Pulliam
Member
March 26, 2016 3:55 PM

Jen,
Don’t know if my email would be shown here, but you are welcome to post a “reply” on may blog. It’s moderated, so I’ll see it and reply back. If you wish it to remain private, you can give me your email at the end and I’ll send an email reply.
http://www.themightyhandofgod.com

Jen
Jen
Member
March 26, 2016 1:18 PM

Hi Diana,

Thank you for your word. Is there any way I can email you? I have a question about some dreams I’ve had and the question/confusion may be a bit to lengthy to post this way. In short, I had two dreams, the second confirmed the first. I thought after much prayer they were from God. But time has shown they weren’t. I have never so felt decieved by dreams, prayers and confirmations from the enemy as I have this time. I need a little encouragment and wisdom to sort this out.

Diana Pulliam
Member
March 26, 2016 3:00 PM
Diana Pulliam
Member
March 25, 2016 1:33 PM

Marvin, great video! You summed it up when you said, “Things are not going to get better…” Our only hope is the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Blessings!

Marvin Craion
Marvin Craion
Member
March 25, 2016 10:47 AM

https://youtu.be/hsZMe0pxWbQ
This is a link to a Word I received from the Lord entitled “The Weeping Nation” I received this Word on Dec. 7 in the video the Lord said, whats coming our way will affect every man, woman and child….when He said, every child I pondered in my heart what would cause children to weep and be concerned about the cares of this world on Dec. 12 the Lord said, orphans, fireballs will fall from heaven making them orphans.

Paul Benson
Member
March 25, 2016 8:14 AM

Diana;
Your testimony of the warfare you experienced in going into blogging really resonated with me. Although I have been writing for a number of years, and have written several books on issues facing the Church today, I have only recently took the leap to set up a website and a blog page. It has been (spiritually) like WWW3 around here. The battles I have faced in the past few weeks are so vicious I don’t know if I could even explain what I have been through. Although the ultimate goal is to bless and inform the Body of Christ, I have made up my mind I will continue to write if for no other reason than that I find it to be so edifying and sanctifying. The study, prayer, meditation etc. that goes along with the writing process has always been a great devotional time in itself, and really makes a difference for me.
I have been spending some time on the Z3 site with great interest in the dreams and prophesies. Though I don’t have a lot of experiences in the area of anointed dreams (when the Lord gives me something he just deposits it inside me and I know it like your ABC’s) I had a tremendous event happen once that I was never sure was only a dream. Rather than make this comment any longer here is a link to a blog post I did on it.(if you find the time)
https://paulbensonsite.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/a-righteous-dream-about-jesus/#more-54
Keep up your writing for your own benefit as well as all those blessed by your efforts. JESUS IS KING!

Diana Pulliam
Member
March 25, 2016 12:56 PM

Paul,

I read your post – very moving! This was not “just a dream.” It’s interesting that you’ve written a few books, but just now doing a blog, as it’s just the opposite for me. Doing the blog for a little while, and the Lord has put it on my heart to write a book. Lol – and now the WW3 to do it. But let’s keep our eyes off the swirling storm and straight ahead on Him. All Praise to The King!

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