Two nights ago I dreamed I was starting a company that was making chess games. I felt a sense of urgency to get the new business organized and operating because the time was coming when believers would no longer be able to buy or sell. Unless we could make them ourselves we would soon have no way of getting them.
Then I contacted a professional photographer to come in and take photos of our products. For whatever reason I thought we needed his help to get our business started, but it was a mistake because he was an outsider who knew nothing about our business. I tried to explain to him what we were doing, but he seemed puzzled and unable to understand anything I was telling him. He looked around, but was unable to grasp what he could do to help us. The only thing he seemed to know is he wanted to be paid $400 per hour for his services.
Even though his price was very high, I was willing to go along with it because I thought he could help us. However, it quickly became clear he could not help us. I agreed to pay him for the time he had already spent even though we received zero benefit. Then he left. That was the end of the dream.
We are coming close to the time when Christians will no longer be able to buy or sell anything, but will be banned from all trading and commerce. The Bible reveals before the Lord returns a false prophet, which is the second beast, will require everyone to take the mark of the beast on their right hand or on their forehead. Whoever refuses to take the mark will not be allowed to buy or sell.
And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six. (Revelation 13:16-18)
God’s people will refuse to take the mark, which will cause them to be unable to buy or sell. They will be forced into exile to meet even their basic needs. They will be banned from the world system’s supplies of food, water, shelter, clothing, cars, and everything else. They will be unable to purchase gasoline for their cars, airline tickets, or hotel reservations. As bad as that sounds, it will only be a temporary problem for them. In the long run, God’s people will be far better off than those who take the mark because they will be doomed to spend eternity in the lake of fire.
Before the mark of the beast becomes the law of the land, the Lord is going to reveal to his people what they must do to prepare. A short season of preparation is coming, which will be a time of organizing and putting systems in place that will meet the needs of God’s people after they are banned from buying and selling. The Lord is going to give very specific assignments to each person to meet the needs of his people. Each of us has an important part to play. During this season, there will be a great sense of urgency to get everything ready because the time is short. There is a lot of hard work to be done with no time to waste. The deadline is fast approaching and everything must be ready on time.
I don’t believe the Lord will instruct any of his people to build chess games. I believe he chose that product for this dream because chess is a game of strategy. He was illustrating how his people will be operating very strategically to put the right systems in place as the Holy Spirit leads them. Every move we make will have a strategic purpose designed to make provision for his people while foiling the enemy’s schemes to destroy us. We have no way of knowing all of the needs that must be met because we cannot see the whole picture, but the Holy Spirit can. He will strategically orchestrate our efforts causing us to all work together for one common purpose to provide what is needed. His people will operate like workers in an assembly plant who share the common goal of manufacturing a product. Each worker contributes to the end result.
I made a mistake in the dream by seeking assistance from the photographer because he was an outsider. He was not part of our organization, which means he was not part of the body of believers. Even though he had a skill, he was unable to understand what we needed from him. Nothing we were doing made any sense to him because he was trying to understand spiritual things with his natural carnal mind, which is impossible. Spiritual things can only be understood with spiritual discernment, which is why they appear to be total nonsense to anyone who lacks spiritual understanding.
But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. (1 Corinthians 2:14-15)
Even during the season of preparation, the separation between believers and unbelievers will increase to the point where it will be increasingly difficult for unbelievers to provide any help to believers because they will not be able to understand what the believers are doing. Believers will be forced to find other ways to complete their assignments. Any attempts to go outside the body for help will be very costly ($400 per hour) and totally unproductive.
I worked in the corporate world for almost fourteen years. During that time, I worked with many unbelievers without any major problems because the contrast between us was not enough to cause any problems. For the most part, I operated just like they did, doing everything the way they would do it while keeping my spiritual insights to myself.
However, what would happen if believers started acting by faith even when there was no evidence in the natural realm to support their decisions? What would happen if believers started operating in greater realms of supernatural wisdom and knowledge? What would happen if believers started doing things the way God told them to do rather than the way the world has always done it. It would get harder for light and darkness to work together because unbelievers would think the believers have totally lost their minds while believers would think the unbelievers are foolish and darkened in their understanding. Eventually there would be a parting of ways. The two could not remain working in the same corporation. That is where we are headed.
In 2014, Neville Johnson received a vision in which he spoke with Joseph, the son of Jacob. Joseph told him there were seven years remaining for Christians before we would no longer be allowed to buy or sell anything.
When I was praying on the day of atonement this year (recorded in 2014) I had a visitation from Joseph. He spoke to me about a number of things. He spoke to me about the coming seven years. He told me that there would be seven years left before it would become difficult to buy or sell or do any of those things.
If Neville heard correctly, Christians could be banned from buying and selling by 2021. I shared more details about his prophetic vision in my previous post, Neville Johnson: Seven Years of Harvest Are Coming.
We are now entering a new season. The Lord is already preparing us for the days ahead. May each of us receive and carry out our assignments!
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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.