In Acts 2:17-21 the Apostle Peter spoke these words as the Holy Spirit was poured out on the early church, “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 of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
On December 7, 2011, I got up early to pray and then went to work. At work, I sensed the presence of God as several of us discussed Bible prophecy and the approaching war in the Middle East over Iran’s nuclear program. We were talking about the fact that nearly 2800 years ago the Bible foretold a war between the children of Israel, Persia (Iran), and Syria which results in Damascus, Syria being turned into a heap of ruins in one night (Ezekiel 38 & Isaiah 17). The only logical explanation for this is a nuclear strike by Israel on Damascus. Revelation 9 also speaks of a war that emanates from the region of the Euphrates River that will last for just over 13 months and kill one third of mankind. It is possible that this one third is a reference to where the war takes place and not the entire world, but it very well may end up being 2.3 billion lost in that war. That would be catastrophic and change the world forever. The only way we could see that many fatalities is it would have to be another world war that includes China and nuclear weapons. After reading an article the previous week that stated China has threatened a “third world war” if Iran is attacked, I know the stage is being set to fulfill the most terrifying series of prophecies in the Bible.
As the day went on I began to see a vision in my spirit as I worked. I saw 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. 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.
The scroll was written in the first person, and seemed as if Jesus Himself were speaking. I read, “America is receiving her last call. Some nations already have received their last call and never will receive another.” Then in larger print it said, “THE TIME OF THE END OF ALL THINGS IS AT HAND.” This statement was repeated four or five times. Jesus also said this was the last great revival. He went on to say, “All the gifts of the Spirit will be in operation in the Church in these last days, and the Church will do greater things than even the Early Church did. It will have greater power, signs, and wonders than were recorded in the Acts of the Apostles.” He said that we have seen and experienced many healings, but we will now behold amazing miracles that have not been seen before. Jesus continued, “More and more miracles will be performed in the last days which are just ahead, for it is time for the gift of the working of miracles to be more in prominence. We now have entered into the era of the miraculous. “Many of My own people will not accept the moving of My Spirit, and will turn back and will not be ready to meet Me at my coming. Many will be deceived by false prophets and miracles of satanic origin. But follow the Word of God, the Spirit of God, and Me, and you will not be deceived. I am gathering My own together and am preparing them, for the time is short.”
The Lord Jesus told Brother Hagin that the Church would experience great healings and amazing miracles and sure enough it came to pass. Over the next seven y