God has always used dreams to warn His people of things to come or to give them direction. He even used dreams to warn some unbelievers of things to come. For instance, God warned Pharaoh of a coming famine that would be so terrible it would devour everything from a 7 year period of abundance. He also showed Nebuchadnezzar the progression of world dominating kingdoms that would culminate with second coming of the Messiah to set up His everlasting kingdom (Daniel 2).
In the New Testament, God told Joseph in a dream to go ahead and take Mary as his wife "... for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 1:20). God also used dreams to warn the wise men not to return to Herod and to tell Joseph to take the child Jesus to Egypt for safety. And in Acts 13, God used a dream to give Paul specific direction where he should go preach the gospel.
The book of Acts also has Peter's sermon on the day of Pentecost where he quotes the prophet Joel about the last days:
"But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your SONS and your DAUGHTERS shall prophesy, and your young men shall see VISIONS, and your old men shall dream DREAMS: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall PROPHESY: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; BLOOD, and FIRE, and vapour (pillars) of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:" (Acts 2:16-20).
My first dream about a nuclear attack on America was when I was 16 years old back in 1984. I was not living for the Lord then, but He was definitely trying to get my attention. I say that because it wasn't like I was sitting in a church that preached Bible prophecy back in those days. In fact, I only went to church a couple of times as a teenager and I never heard a sermon on the coming of the Lord or end time prophecy. However, that dream was so real that I never forgot it and to this day I feel that it was from the Lord.
On November 11, 2012, I had a dream before I woke up this morning that a large American city got hit by a nuclear missile or bomb. I saw the mushroom cloud and the fire. I was just barely outside of the blast radius and I could see the fires burning near me. In the dream, I had some kind of job with the government about responding to a nuclear attack. I had a direct line to Obama and I was talking to him over a radio but when I asked about how he would respond to the attack, he got quiet and would not speak. In the dream, I thought something was wrong with the radio so I went to where Obama was eating with a bunch of people in a big cafeteria. I stood several feet away from Obama saying over and over, "Mr. President what is the plan? What are you going to do?" In the dream, I knew that for America to survive Obama had to fight back and hit our enemies hard, but he refused to even look up or speak to me. It was then that I knew that he wasn't going to do anything. He was just going to let America be defeated. Also, his reaction told me that he had prior knowledge and was complicit in the attack. This is not surprising when you know the Bible foretold a world government in the last days (Revelation 13, Revelation 17) and that it has the agenda of the UN and certain globalists leaders like Bush and Obama to bring down the main obstacle to a world government which is America. In fact, I believe that Obama is one of the ten kings the Bible foretold would give their power and strength to the Beast.
In the dream, after I spent several minutes trying to get Obama to respond, he sent a staffer (who looked like that woman Candy Crowley from CNN) to give some stupid liberal reason as to why we were not going to respond to the attack. I cut her off as I was getting very upset because I knew it was not the right thing to do. Then, another woman started agreeing with me in the conversation. The staffer became angry and had me and this woman arrested and put in a holding room in some kind of prison. For some reason, I started working out and doing push ups when I noticed that my broken wrist was not completely healed (which tells me that this is probably not years away as I have a broken wrist right now that is not completely healed). I shared this in church on the Sunday morning that I had it and published an article about it on www.deanodle.org and our Facebook page.
On June 18, 2013, I was awakened at 5:58 in the morning by a very vivid dream that I also believe was from the LORD JESUS CHRIST. It seemed like I was driving on interstate 85 toward Montgomery, Alabama which is about 50 miles west of Auburn. I am not sure if I was headed there or not, but I was definitely on an American interstate headed WEST. In the dream, I was alone in the car and said out loud, "I bet I will see a mushroom cloud of in the distance in a moment." It was not 5 seconds later that a huge nuclear explosion happened about 40 to 50 miles ahead of me. I watched the fire and smoke rise and form into a mushroom cloud. As cars were coming to a stop on the interstate, I slowed down and stopped. I hurriedly pulled my phone out of my pocket and took a picture of cloud as it went up into the sky. In the dream, I realized that my "knowing ahead of time” was the Holy Spirit stirring the gift of prophecy that God gave me many years ago. Then I started looking to turn around to go back the other way. I was not afraid or worried as I felt like I was far enough away from the blast radius. I did see some small fires on the side of the road, but mostly I knew it had begun and I needed to get back home.
This dream is pretty straight forward. The first thing that came to me when I woke up was that this event in America is not far off. This is my second dream about a nuclear attack on America in less than a 8 months and my third since I was sixteen. These two dreams about a nuclear attack on America are significant because whenever a prophetic dream is repeated two or more times in a short period, the Bible tells us that means the prophetic word is established and will shortly come to pass: "And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.... And for that the dream was DOUBLED unto Pharaoh TWICE; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass" (Genesis 41:25, Genesis41:32).
In December of 2011, I had a vision of the east and west coasts of the United States being destroyed. Entire cities were burned up and left in ruins. I could not tell if it was a terrorist attack or actually some type of missile strike from Russian or Chinese submarines that part wasn’t clear (though now I believe it will be Russia and China). But it was a long path of destruction down both of our coasts. I tried to dismiss this vision as just the result of our conversation earlier that morning. However, that evening after my wife and I put our daughter to bed, we decided to read a chapter in a Kenneth E. Hagin book that my wife had been reading entitled "I Believe in Visions". I read it many years ago, but had forgotten most of what was in the book. I chose to begin where my wife left her bookmark and began reading aloud.
For those of you who never heard of Kenneth Hagin, he gave his life to Jesus at the age of 17 while bedfast and dying of deformed heart and a blood disorder. And shortly thereafter, he was miraculously healed as a Baptist boy by just believing and acting upon Mark 11:23-24. He started out as a Baptist in 1934 and then got baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues while pastoring a Baptist church. Later, he moved over among the Pentecostals and had powerful ministry that went on seven more decades and touched the world. His teachings on the gifts of the Spirit and the five-fold ministry are the most solid and Biblical that I have come across over the years.
The account below is the section that really jumped out as I read. In fact, the Holy Spirit hit me so hard that I had to hold back tears just to keep reading. This is a powerful vision and prophetic word that God gave Kenneth Hagin during a tent revival meeting he was holding in Rockwall, Texas in 1950. As I read, my wife and I both felt that this prophecy was for now. It also confirmed to me what the Holy Spirit has been showing me the last few years about the judgments that are coming to America and world. As I started writing this message I also realized that God gave me the vision on the 70th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the attack that brought America fully into World War II.
Hagin wrote, "About that time, the Holy Spirit came upon me again. It seemed as if a wind was blowing on me, and I fell flat on my face on the platform. As I lay under the power of God, it seemed as if I were standing high on a plain somewhere in space, and I could see for miles and miles around me, just as one can stand on the great plains of the United States and gaze off into the distance for miles. I looked in every direction, but I couldn’t see a sign of life anywhere. There were no trees or grass, no flowers or vegetation of any kind. There were no birds or animals. I felt so lonely. I was not conscious of my earthly surroundings. As I looked to the west, I saw what appeared to be a tiny dot on the horizon. It was the only moving thing I could see. As I watched, it grew larger and came toward me, taking on shape and form. Soon I could see it was a horse. As it came closer I could see a man upon the horse. He was riding toward me at full speed. As he approached, I could see he held the reins of the horse’s bridle in his right hand, and in his left hand, high above his head, he held a scroll of paper. When the horseman reached me, he pulled on the reins and stopped. I stood on his right. He passed the scroll from his left hand to his right hand and handed it to me. As I unrolled the scroll, which was a roll of paper 12 or 14 inches long, he said, “Take and read.” At the top of the page in big, bold, black print were the words “WAR AND DESTRUCTION.” I was struck dumb. He laid his right hand on my head and said, “Read, in the Name of Jesus Christ!” I began to read what was written on the paper, and as the words instructed me, I looked and saw what I had just read about. First I read about thousands upon thousands of men in uniform. Then I looked and saw these men marching, wave after wave of soldiers marching as to war. I looked in the direction they were going, and as far as I could see there were thousands of men marching.
I turned to read the scroll again, and then looked and saw what I had just read about. I saw many women—old women with snowy white hair, middle-aged women, young women, and teenagers. Some of the younger ones held babies in their arms. All of the women were bowed together in sorrow and were weeping profusely. Those who did not carry babies held their hands on their stomachs as they bowed over and wept. Tears flowed from their eyes like water. I looked at the scroll again, and again I looked to see what I had read about. I saw the skyline of a large city. Looking closer, I saw the skyscrapers were burned-out hulls. Portions of the city lay in ruins. It was not written that just one city would be destroyed, burned, and in ruins, but that there would be many such cities destroyed."
After this amazing confirmation from the Holy Spirit, I began to look into other prophets that have had visions or dreams about a nuclear attack on America. I found out about a prophet named Henry Gruver who had a vision around 1986 of the invasion of America and its total destruction by the hands of the Russians and the Chinese. He saw Russia moving by sea and air from the north to destroy America by nerve gas and nuclear weapons. He stated that the Russians will steal materials and will spoil the United States after the destruction. He said the death toll of Americans will reach over 120 million people or 60 percent of the population. When asked when he believed this would happen, he said, "When Russia opens her gates and lets the masses go the free world will occupy themselves with transporting, housing and caring for the masses and will begin to let there weapons down and will cry peace and safety and that's when it will happen." In 1986, the Iron Curtain was still strong and Russia held their people and the eastern bloc countries with an iron fist, but in 1989 Russia began to fall apart. Then, over the next several years Russia began to let their masses go free even giving up many regions to be their own nations. So, we are in the time Henry Gruver warned it would happen.
Also since I shared these dreams and visions, I have had quite a few other Christians share that they have had similar dreams about a nuclear attack on the United States. Some of the dreams were years ago, but most of them were recent. The thing that was really amazing was that they were from different church backgrounds: one of them was Baptist, another was Presbyterian, one was Assembly of God or Pentecostal, and others were nondenominational. In other words, it wasn't just a bunch of kooky Charismatics trying to have a vision everyday.
My Godly Brother
But even more recently, my brother Alan (who has had a solid Christian walk for over 25 years) had a dream of a nuclear attack where he tried to warn authorities that it was coming in an unexpected way, but they didn't listen. What makes this even more interesting is that in the last few years, God has been giving him dreams that have come to pass very soon after he has them. He has been sharing these prophetic dreams with me in our private phone conversations. But this Sunday, he called me with another dream...only this time it was a dream given to his 6 year old daughter Abby. This was not her first accurate prophetic dream either, but it was her first dream about this subject. And after hearing it we both knew that it was not just a little girl's imagination.
He said that she told them at breakfast then again on the way to church. He said that the dream had definitely made an impact on her as it did on him and Nancy and me as we heard it. In her dream, Abby said that their family was all at home in their house. (They live about 30 miles south of Atlanta, Georgia). Then she said that her dad began to tell everyone to get down and take cover. She said that just as soon as the got down a powerful wind with fire in it blew out the windows in their house and glass went everywhere. She said that the wind was like a strong storm, but she didn't understand why the wind had fire in it. Of course this is exactly what it is like on the outskirts of a nuclear blast.
My brother told me that as he thought about her dream during church, he had to choke back tears. But he had been wondering about his dream and the one I had...if they really were from God. However, this dream from his 6 year old daughter was confirmation that God must be warning His people. Abby has not heard about these type of things (as she didn't even know why fire would be in such a strong wind) and they don't even go to a church that talks about end time Bible prophecy. So, both he and I took this as God speaking through this child and confirming a prophetic warning for America.
A few days after writing this I happened to see a book that I read back in 1987 on my bookshelf by David Wilkerson entitled "Set the Trumpet to Thy Mouth" about what he was hearing from God in 1985:?
"America is going to be destroyed by fire! Sudden destruction is coming and few will escape. Unexpectedly, in one hour, a hydrogen holocaust will engulf America-and this nation will be no more.
It is because America has sinned against the greatest light. Other nations are just as sinful, but none are as flooded with gospel light as ours. God is going to judge America for its violence, its crimes, its backslidings, its murdering of millions of babies, its flaunting of homosexuality and sadomasochism, its corruption, its drunkenness and drug abuse, its form of godliness without power, its lukewarmness toward Christ, its rampant divorce and adultery, its lewd pornography, its child molestations, its cheatings, its robbings, its dirty movies, and its occult practices.
In one hour it will be over. To the natural mind it is insanity to come against a prosperous, powerful nation and cry out, 'It's all over! Judgment is at the door! Our days are numbered!' The church is asleep, the congregations are at ease, and the shepherds slumber. How they will scoff and laugh at this message. Theologians will reject it because they can't fit it into their doctrine. The pillow prophet of peace and prosperity will publicly denounce it.
I no longer care. God has made my face like flint and put steel in my backbone. I am blowing the Lord's trumpet with all my might. Let the whole world and all the church call me crazy, but I must blow the trumpet and awaken God's people."
- Set the Trumpet to Thy Mouth by David Wilkerson (c)1985 pp. 1-2
Another prophetic warning that I heard recently was from Pastor Randy Valimont of First Assembly of God in Griffin, Georgia. He is a respected leader on the national and international levels within the Assemblies of God and he told this to his congregation of over 4000 members:
“There is a cataclysmic event coming to America greater than anything we have ever seen. Many will be killed. What happens will cause many of us to weep.” Pastor Valimont said that God showed him exactly what the event would be, but he did not feel at liberty to say it. Pastor Valimont also said that this event would produce a massive influx into the church, but the churches must be spiritually ready. Most churches are not ready. He explained that for those churches who have not watered-down the gospel, those who hunger for God’s presence, and for those who wholly preach against sin will be like the land of Goshen in Egypt. They had God’s supernatural intervention in the midst of judgment. These who love the truth and embrace the whole gospel will have great peace and power as a witness to the world. The powers of darkness will be unleashed like never before, but churches that wholeheartedly love and follow Jesus will walk in an outpouring of God’s peace, relationship, hope, courage, comfort, love, joy, wisdom, strength, power, provision, refuge, and spiritual victory. “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; FOR YOU ARE WITH ME…" (Psalm 23:4).
Why Does This Matter?
You may ask, "Why does this matter? Aren't we getting out of here before all this stuff happens?" Or you might repeat the familiar line, "It doesn't matter when just be ready." But the problem with all that is that so many people think they are ready to die or for Jesus to come and they are not. I am more convinced of this than ever before. So many say they are Christians, but their lives are full of sin, lust, and idols. Many of them spend more time with Twilight novels, Fifty Shades of Grey, movies, and video games than they do seeking to know the Lord Jesus and the Bible. And so many Christians refuse to repent and get out of their sexual immorality or the weekend drunkenness yet they think they are going to make into heaven when it is all said and done. However Jesus said this, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that DOETH the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity" (Matthew 7:21-23).
You see, the Bible tells us in Revelation 9 that there is a war coming out of the Euphrates River area that will kill one third of mankind by fire. The Euphrates River runs through four countries 1) Turkey, 2) Syria, 3) Iraq, 4) Iran. And with the Syrian civil war and their chemical weapons being compromised and Iran preparing for war with Israel over their pursuit of a nuclear bomb, we are swiftly moving towards World War 3. Now, I am hoping that this passage means one third of mankind in the region where the war is primarily fought i.e. the Middle East, but I don't think that is the case. Peter talked about the day of the Lord coming as thief in the night to those who are choosing to be "willfully ignorant" and live in sin. Then he describes the coming judgment of God as fire dissolving even the elements (2 Peter 3).
To confirm this is not just something Christians are saying, former Secretary of State, Noble Prize Laureate and non-Christian globalist Henry Kissinger made these statements at a big meeting in Switzerland the other day, "Unilateral intervention by Israel would be a desperate last resort, but the Iranians have to understand that if they keep using the negotiations to gain time to complete a nuclear programme then the situation will become extremely dangerous." The consequences of Tehran's programme, he said, would be that other countries in the region would also want nuclear arms. "The danger is that we could be reaching a point where nuclear weapons would become almost conventional, and there will be the possibility of a nuclear conflict at some point... that would be a turning point in human history," he said.
The prophet Zephaniah said it this way...
"The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the WHOLE LAND shall be devoured by the FIRE of His jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land" (Zephaniah 1:14-18).
My point is simply this: many people think they are going to have time to repent and get right with God, but they are going to be caught off guard. Many are going to be vaporized before they know what hit them and then it is too late. They will be in hell instantly and that will be their state for all eternity. But that is not what God wants for anyone. He wants all to come to Him and find forgiveness. The Apostle Peter stated this clearly in the midst of all that judgment talk in 2 Peter 3 that "...God is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9). Repentance is turning from the habitual lifestyle of sin and asking God in the flesh, Jesus Christ to forgive you and be the Lord of your life. This has to be sincere faith and a genuine realization in the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. You must believe that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross was the punishment and payment for our sins and that you and I didn't deserve that act of love and sacrifice for us. We have to take seriously what it took to deal with our sins and in turn we begin to hate our sin like God does. That will make you really want to walk away from sin and get close to your Savior Jesus Christ. You will appreciate what He did and never take sin lightly again. That is true repentance and true salvation in Jesus Christ.
Time is running out on this world. Everything is about to change and America will not escape this one untouched. God has raised up prophets to warn of this day thousands of years ago and even right now. It is not a popular job to be the bearer of bad news, but it has always been part of what God's true prophets had to do. Will you listen and prepare to meet your Maker or will you blow it off as the crazy rant of a doomsday preacher? Regardless, you have been warned just like the people of Noah's day and and like Jews were warned by the prophet Jeremiah leading up to the Babylonian invasion. Turn to God and follow Jesus out of sin before it is too late. Judgment is coming to America for our abundant and abominable sins as well as the rest of the world. Will you be found truly ready for whatever may happen? I hope so.