Update: Please see the latest update to this post, Update and Four Warning Signs for the Coming Economic Collapse.
The first week of November I had a very short dream in which I saw an unidentified black and white object. While I was looking at it and wondering what it was I heard a loud voice say, “One month delay!” That was the end of the dream.
I believe the unidentified black and white object represents the unknown timing of the coming economic crash because while I was looking at it and trying to identify it I heard the loud voice announcing the delay, like the announcement revealed what I was seeing.
I was not told what was being delayed, but I believe it refers to the economic collapse because that is the only date I have been given and the only one I have been watching for since I saw it in another dream back on July 7 2014. I shared the details of that dream in my previous post, Warning: Sudden Economic Collapse Coming in 2015.
I was not shown any dates in that dream, so at that time I believed the crash would happen within the next couple of months and I did not bother to ask the Lord about it. However, after several months passed and still nothing happened I finally realized I had no clue when it would happen, so I decided to ask Him. As soon as I did, He immediately answered me with a word spoken in my heart, “It will happen next year during a time of increased tensions between the American people.”
That happened in October 2014 so next year meant 2015, which means the deadline for the event would be December 31 2015. A one month delay would move the deadline to January 31 2016.
When I first heard about a delay I did not like the idea because I have been watching for this crash since last July and would very much like to go ahead and get it over with. So I decided to just wait on this dream hoping perhaps another interpretation would surface. Instead, I received two confirmations this week.
The first came in an email on November 17 from Bette Stevens. I shared part of this already in another post two days ago. She said:
“Darkness and evil have been let loose upon this land. They are no longer bound. It is time to fast forward and allow what must be allowed. My word has told you and now I will bring it all to pass. No more waiting! No more delays. No more excuses. Come unto Me because I have allowed the destruction to commence.”
“Nation will rise against nation. There is now NO time to waste. There is NO time for being skeptical and faint of heart, for that time is now upon you and it will increase.”
A short word I was given, “After the holidays, after the holidays.” Please take this and all else to the Holy Spirit.
“It’s here. What has been done in the spiritual realm has now begun to manifest itself in the physical realm. May God help us.”
Her comment about no more waiting and no more delays sounds like something is very close, but I have learned from experience that does not necessarily mean it will happen as fast as we might think.
What caught my attention was, in the context of darkness and evil loosed upon our land, she made the comment, “After the holidays, after the holidays.” That timing is consistent with a one month delay.
She also pointed out it has already begun to manifest in the physical realm, which might be a reference to the terrorist attacks last Friday November 13 in France.
Bette’s word was all the confirmation I needed, but I received another when a visitor to this site sent me a link to a prophetic word from someone I had not heard of before named Doug Addison. He shares a lot of prophetic words on his blog. On August 17 2015 he posted the following word:
There is a release of five months of grace to get into God’s timing. Starting now through the first part of the 2016 God is releasing His timing and He is repositioning people for something bigger that is coming.
The source of the enemy’s attacks is going to be revealed over the next five months. God is going to reveal the strategic attacks from the enemy that have been holding people down and keeping them from advancing. If you have been seeing a repeated cycle of defeat or discouragement in your life, then this prophetic word is for you.
You will need to exercise God’s wisdom. There is power and favor in resting and regrouping. The next five months will be a strategic time to gain deeper understanding about your situation.
In October there will be a release of new assignments, and angelic help will come to move you swiftly into your calling. Destinies will be revealed. This is a time to plan long. (read the whole post)
Doug’s word does not mention anything about changes coming in the economy or any kind of upcoming event, so it might be unrelated, but the release of five months of grace ending on January 17 2016 sounds like a confirmation of a one month delay until January 31 2016.
Would God really announce the timing of an event and then change His mind? Doesn’t He know the future well enough to get it right the first time? According to the Bible, He has done this before.
Isaiah prophesied to King Hezekiah telling him he would not recover from his illness, but the Lord changed his mind and healed the king and added fifteen years to his life.
1 In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, “Thus says the Lord: Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.”
2 Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord:
3 “Remember now, O Lord, I implore you, how I have walked before you in faithfulness with a whole heart, and have done what is good in your sight.” Hezekiah wept bitterly. 4 Before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him:
5 “Turn back, and say to Hezekiah prince of my people, Thus says the Lord, the God of your ancestor David: I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; indeed, I will heal you; on the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord.
6 I will add fifteen years to your life. I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; I will defend this city for my own sake and for my servant David’s sake.” (2 Kings 20:1-6)
Did Isaiah miss it when he told the king he would die and not recover? No, he delivered the word the Lord gave him. It was the Lord who changed His mind after the king repented.
Other examples of God changing His mind are found in Exodus 32:9-10, Deuteronomy 9:25-29, Numbers 14:11-23, Numbers 16:20-35, and Amos 7:1-6.
I believe this is one reason why the Bible warns us not to despise the words of prophets. It might be easier to throw the whole thing out, but that would be a mistake because the Apostle Paul listed prophets as one of the five ministries given to equip the saints for the work of ministry and for building up the body. He included prophets along with apostles, evangelists, pastors, and teachers (Ephesians 4:11-13).
So even though prophetic words can be challenging, especially regarding timing, we just have to keep our focus on the promises of God while trying our best to hear what He is telling us.
I believe God requires each of us to seek Him and hear from Him directly rather than relying on prophetic words from others. Then He can use prophetic words to confirm what He has already put in our heart. Using the prophetic ministry as a shortcut to blessings is a formula for disaster. The Bible warns against divination, which is trying to know the future by piecing together supernatural signs. God has not given us the prophetic ministry to use like a psychic hotline.
We have been hearing a lot lately that we have entered into a time of separation when God is separating the sheep from the goats. The challenges of the prophetic ministry might be another way He is doing that. The goats will bail out while the sheep will hold fast to what He has already established in their heart. The goats are already in trouble. They just don’t know it yet. The sheep are already safe, and they know it!
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.
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