On August 28 2014, I dreamed I was alone in a flat barren desert plain. I had no shelter, just a couple of couches outside under the open sky. Then the sky became very dark and ominous, unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Dark clouds were swirling around as terrifying forces filled the sky from one end to the other until they were engulfing the whole earth. Then I saw long thin black strips floating in the air way up high in the sky, which was very creepy. I knew this storm was about to unleash all sorts of evil on the whole earth and it was already starting, so there seemed to be no escape.
My first reaction was to hide on the ground next to the couches as if they could somehow protect me. I also had a set of keys, which I hid under one of the couches, but soon realized I was not safe there so I took off running as fast as I could. Then the scene changed and I arrived in front of the chapel at my old high school. I used my keys to open the front doors, but as I started to enter, I turned and saw two people walking by in front of the steps leading up to the front doors. I recognized them as two old friends from years ago, an older woman and her adult daughter. This woman has a strong prophetic anointing and had given me many prophetic words in the past. She walked up the steps and said, “The ones who run at the front of the pack…”
Then I finished her sentence, “…see what’s coming ahead.” She nodded in agreement. The dream ended.
I believe the deep darkness I saw was the same darkness Isaiah saw covering the earth, representing evil spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places engulfing the whole earth before the Lord returns. (Isaiah 60:2, Ephesians 6:12) The thin black strips floating way up high in the sky confirmed evil spirits were causing the great trouble, a time of great distress among nations when men’s hearts will fail due to fear of what they see coming upon the world. (Daniel 12:1, Luke 21:25-26, Revelation 6:1-11)
Being all alone with no place to hide shows there will be no natural way to escape from this storm. All I had was two couches, representing places where we find comfort, but the ominous danger made that impossible. The couches offered no protection either, as I tried that and soon realized it was a bad idea. The keys were all I had, representing authority to bind and loose heavenly spiritual powers. (Matthew 16:19) I tried to protect the keys by hiding them under the couch, but that was another bad idea because their only value was in using them by exercising my authority in the spiritual realm, so I took off running as fast as I could to the place where they were meant to work, the house of God, represented by the chapel at my old high school.
I knew this chapel very well because I was required to attend daily services there during my high school years. My senior year, I was put in charge of it as the sacristan, so it was a familiar place which represented another familiar place I’ve learned to access daily, which is not a physical structure, but a spiritual place in the presence of God. He will be the only refuge from this storm, but He will only be accessible to those who have the keys, which are given only to those who demonstrate their faith in Him by calling upon Him and turning away from all unrighteousness, which is all He requires to qualify for all His promises, including His protection from every storm. (Deuteronomy 11:22-23, 28:7, 2 Chronicles 6:22-23, Psalm 34:17, 34:19, 37:32-33, 37:40, Proverbs 2:7-8, 10:25, 11:6, 11:8, 12:3, 12:21, 13:6, 17:15, 17:26, 18:5, 18:10, 21:18, Isaiah 54:17, 57:1-2)
So, I had two things going for me, the keys and knowing where to use them, which shows I was well prepared, but for those who are not prepared, the fear coming upon the world will make it difficult to acquire the keys and learn how to use them, so I believe this dream is a warning to begin preparing now.
The prophetic word the woman gave me at the end showed another benefit God gives to those who diligently seek Him, the ability to see these things coming before they happen. The unrighteous will not see these things coming, but those who stay close to Him will have plenty of advance warning, including all the signs revealed in Bible prophecies, which are now confirming we are close to the return of the Lord and this great storm. (Amos 3:7) The hour is lateand the stakes could not possibly be higher.
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For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; in the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock. (Psalm 27:5)
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”
3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day;
6 Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.
7 A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not approach you.
8 You will only look on with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked.
9 For you have made the Lord, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place.
10 No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent.
11 For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.
12 They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down.
14 “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.
15 He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With a long life I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation.” (Psalm 91:1-16)
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.