Received April 1997
knelt beside my bed to pray, as I do every night before going to sleep.
After finishing my prayer I opened my eyes, but I was no longer in my
room. Instead I found myself in a forest. I looked around and to my right
I saw a man, dressed in white, who pointed a finger and said, "See and
remember." It took me a while to find what he was looking at. It was a
small bear who seemed half dead lying on the ground. As I continued to
watch this bear, it began to breathe deeper. With every passing minute it
seemed to revive itself, and, as I watched, it continued to become
angrier. It than began It then began to grow. Soon it was larger than the
forest floor and as it grew larger it continued to become angrier. It than
began to paw the ground, so that when its paw hit the ground, the earth
would shudder. The bear continued to devastate all that was in its path
until it came upon some men with sticks trying to fend it off. By this
time the bear had become so large that it simply crushed the men underfoot
and continued its rampage.
stunned by what I saw and asked the man standing beside me, "What does
first, they thought the bear was dead," the man said. "As it will begin to
stir once again, they will consider it harmless. Suddenly it will grow
strong once more with purpose and violence. God will blind the eyes of
those who continue to trample on the sacrifice of Christ's blood, until
the day the bear will strike swiftly. This day will catch them unprepared
and it will be just as you saw."
man said, "Tell my people that the days are numbered and the sentence has
been passed. If they will seek My face and walk in righteousness before
Me, I will open their eyes that they may see the danger approach. If
they only look to the approaching danger, they too will be caught up and
trampled under foot. Only in righteousness will they find safety."
Suddenly I was again by myself in my room, on my knees, with sweat
covering my face.