On the night of Saturday November 28 2015, I had the following visionary dream about the future of America. I believe it is significant, and hope others might help me with discerning all the Lord was revealing. The dream went like this:
It was this time of year, late fall. I was standing in a yard which I knew was mine. I was standing up toward the front portion near the road looking back toward my house and two houses to the right. The houses were in a straight row, about 200 feet off what appeared to be the narrow unlit country road.
Each lot had perfectly straight lot lines going to the road, so the homes were neatly in a row toward the back and the property lines laid out in a clean straight grid pattern. It was starting to get dark, and as I was standing there, I noticed in my neighbor’s yard to the right, some things moving in his green grass. His grass was a tough looking grass, kind of like zoysia grass, if anyone knows what that is. As I started walking toward his yard as I could see increasing movement in the grass. I wanted to see what exactly was going on, hidden in the green grass.
As I moved closer to his property line, I saw that on my side of the line, there was little or no activity, but on his side and across his yard there was definitely something moving camouflaged by the thick blades of grass. There was no doubt where the property line was. It was clearly different on each side of the line.
I looked up toward the road, and my neighbor was standing by the roadside talking with someone and looking at what was going on in his yard. So I began to cut across his yard to go up to the road to meet him.
As I got into his yard I looked closely at the thick grass, and saw caterpillars hidden among the blades. They were all moving and increasing in number and agitation. They were beginning to be much more obvious as they increased. It was getting darker so I moved more quickly up toward the road to meet him, but as I walked the grass began to be teeming with caterpillars and before I made it half way there, his yard was like a sea of caterpillars. It was frightening and very disturbing.
I began to wonder how I could be walking through this sea of caterpillars… my shoes and feet must be covered with crushed insect mush. I looked down at my feet and they were remarkably clean, and only a caterpillar or two was on my pants leg. This really surprised me to say the least.
I was thinking as I neared him that this must be another gypsy moth invasion like we had twenty years ago here in the northeast. The gypsy moth lays eggs that become caterpillars that defoliate huge tracts of forests, and not usually grass. When this happened last time the govt. sprayed a bacteria over the forests that is relatively harmless to humans, plants, and animals, but kills the gypsy moths. I was puzzled by seeing them in the grass, as gypsy moths are mostly in trees. And being late fall they would not normally appear until summer, and not as winter is setting in. This seemed most unnatural.
By now it was quite dark, and as I reached my neighbor I said to him,”Looks like some kind of gypsy moth type of invasion. Come springtime, by then they will have eaten everything in sight!” Then I remember thinking that the government should spray again and do something about this, but the overwhelming realization came that there was nothing the government could do as the problem was too widespread.
That was the end of the dream.
While everything in the “natural lawn” of American life still looks green, beneath the surface there is a growing invasion of consuming activities that will soon be impossible to hide. As things get darker over the winter months, the growth of these devourers will accelerate to where it appears as a sea of troubles overtaking everything that was once green, ornamental, and a sign of the good life. This will happen very quickly. The multiplication of the worms was not prolific at first, but then became explosive. The dividing line between those truly in Christ and those not in Him will become stark and obvious.
As we Christians walk through the mire of the times, only a few things will come upon us, but only those sanctified and in obedience will find they will be able to walk through the difficulties without a lot of the muck getting on them.
By the spring, the devourers will be in full consumption of anything and everything that gives life and color to the world we live in. The problems will be so widespread and beyond number, there will be little anyone can do about it.
I was puzzled by what these caterpillars were, so I searched around on the web and YouTube and found out they were army worms!!! There are pictures on the web of lawns totally covered with these caterpillars. A consuming army of afflictions is coming our way, and by spring will be consuming everything in sight.
The reason America is in this condition is because the church has not done its job in maintaining the discipleship of this nation. Most major ministries have been preoccupied with building their ministries while the nation burns. God gives us a measuring standard in His word. When salt has lost its savor it will be trodden under the foot of man. The persecution of anything Christian in recent years is nothing compared to the epidemic that is coming. The general population is oblivious, preoccupied with sports, entertainment, or simply trying to make a living in an already challenging economic environment.
Judgment, the lifting of God’s blessing, favor, and protection will begin in His house, so not all that call themselves Christian will walk through without “crushed insect mush” getting all over them. It will be surprising how many “Christians” will suffer. Throughout the entire Old Testament, God often used pain to bring His people back into the covenant relationship He cherished, from the apostasy He loathed. The dividing line between those truly in obedience to Him and those not “in Him” will become stark and obvious.
On the other hand, the opportunities for the wealth transfer will be incredible, almost limitless, for those who are pleasing in His sight, prepared and positioned in Him, operating in wisdom and understanding of the times and seasons. Make no mistake, God will raise up the resources for the greatest harvest and move of His Spirit in human history. Two examples of the greatest wealth transfer in the Bible occurred during the destruction of the great and mighty Egyptian empire during the Exodus, and during the worldwide famine when Joseph was in captivity in Egypt. It was wisdom and obedience, and proper positioning that allowed the transfer of wealth to flow. The wealth transfer will not come to all, and most of what is called Christianity will suffer along with Egypt around us.
In my opinion, prayer will not prevent these occurrences. It is too late for that. But, what prayer, repentance, humbling before God, the removal of all that is displeasing in our lives, will do is position us to walk through the fire without getting burned. The best thing to do when in the valley of the shadow is to keep walking to the table ONLY He has prepared, and not anyone else. ” Though a thousand fall on my side, and ten thousand at my right hand, it shall not come nigh me. Only with my eyes will I look and behold the REWARD of the wicked.”
Any other thoughts are welcome. Blessings and peace to all who are prepared.
For your pleasure and edification, Psalm 91:
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him will I trust.”
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under his wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look and see the reward of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you. Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high because he has known My name.
He shall call upon Me and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation. (NKJV)
Author: Erik Kudlis
Erik Kudlis is an award winning builder in Connecticut, USA. He is President and CEO of Erik’s Design Build Associates, Inc., a Building and Development corporation.
Erik has been involved with men’s ministry for over 20 years. He earned a Doctor of Divinity from Phoenix University of Theology in 2010. He is the author of, “Creating A Better Life: Three Keys to Possessing Your Destiny.”