The Destruction of San Francisco & Revival
by Pastor Dean Odle
February 7, 2016
As I was praying and preparing for our radio show on January 26, 2016, I was moved to ask God to have mercy on America in the midst of the judgment He has shown me is coming. The Holy Spirit gave me a tremendous burden to pray as the prophet Habakkuk did after God told him that He was sending the Babylonians to destroy Israel because of their continual wickedness and sin. Habakkuk prayed, “O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.” It was during this time of Spirit-led intercession that The Lord spoke something to me very clearly.
Before I share what God said, I want to let it be known that this prophetic word does not come from self righteousness. We have all sinned and contributed to the defiling of our land and the inevitable judgment of God. I did not always follow Jesus and even since being a Christian, I have not been perfect in my walk with God. I know the only thing that makes me right with God and forgiven of my sin is my faith in the atoning blood that Jesus Christ shed on the cross and His bodily resurrection from the dead. And that faith causes me to repent and not habitually practice any sins that the Bible says will lead me to eternal damnation in hell. As I have stated many times, born again Christians cannot say that they never sin, but sin should be the exception and not the rule in the life of a Christian.
Also, there are those in the church that believe the New Testament gift of prophecy should only be for “edification” or encouragement. They believe that New Testament prophetic words should never be negative, expose sin, or contain warnings about future judgment (although they welcome words about future blessings). The problem with this idea is that they take one verse in 1 Corinthians 14 out of context, totally ignoring the definition of the word “prophecy” in New Testament Greek which means “to speak by inspiration of the Holy Spirit and to foretell events.” In addition, they ignore the many examples of the gift of prophecy working through God’s people in the New Testament. For instance, the prophet Agabus foretold a famine before it hit so they could prepare (Acts 11:28-30). Later, Agabus also warned the Apostle Paul that Jews in Jerusalem would bind him and deliver him to the Gentiles (Acts 21:10-11). In Acts 5, the Apostle Peter discerned by the Holy Spirit that Ananias told a lie about the price of the land he and his wife sold. And later when Sapphira walked in and told the same lie, Peter foretold her death just moments before she dropped dead. I wouldn’t say that prophetic words to Ananias and Sapphira were very “edifying” but they were certainly from God.
Furthermore, Jesus gave prophetic warnings to several cities. In Matthew 11, Jesus foretold specific judgments on Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum because they had not repented of their sins. “Then began he (Jesus) to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee” (Matthew 11:20-24).
In this passage in Matthew, Jesus alludes to Old Testament judgments on the cities of Tyre or Tyrus, Sidon, and Sodom and Gomorrah. In Ezekiel 26, the Lord had the prophet tell the city of Tyrus that He would bring Nebuchadnezzar upon the city with a mighty army and that the city would be destroyed. And of course there is the well-known account of Sodom and Gomorrah along with three other cities in Genesis 18-19. The five cities of the plain were destroyed by fire for their terrible wickedness of rampant, militant sexual immorality including homosexuality and pedophilia. Some will say that the Bible doesn’t specifically mention pedophilia in that passage but take a closer look:
“And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know. And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD” (Genesis 18:17-22).
We know from Genesis that the homosexual men of Sodom wanted to rape the angels that they believed were men. However, description of their sins being “very grievous” and there being a “cry” that reached heaven reveals much more. In Hebrew, the words “very grievous” means very severe and the word “cry” means to shriek or crying. I believe that these wicked perverts in Sodom and the other cities around them had raped others before and even children. That would explain the “crying” coming from these wicked cities. If it was just homosexuals having consensual sex why would there be “crying”? It would also explain why God’s patience finally came to an end for these cities.
At this point, it is important for me to stress that God Almighty our Creator is loving and patient. He does not want anyone to die in sin and go to hell (and that includes homosexuals). God became a human man to die on the cross for our sins. He provided a way for us to escape His ultimate justice and judgment on sin and stubborn sinners. To be forgiven by the Creator and escape His wrath and eternal punishment, we must believe and accept what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross as the sacrifice for our sins. We must believe that Jesus (God Almighty in the flesh) rose from the dead and we must do our best to turn from our sins and become obedient to His commands in the Bible. We must humbly admit that we deserve His judgment for our sins and surrender to Jesus Christ as our only Lord and Savior.
Unbelievably, most people do not want to accept these conditions for God’s forgiveness because they want to continue to indulge their sinful passions. They want to continue to be a habitual drunkard, fornicator, homosexual, witch, sorcerer, drug user, pedophile, rapist, murderer, liar, thief, racist, idolater, or lukewarm Christian. But the Holy Spirit had the Apostles warn us:
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do (practice habitually) such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:19-21).
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (*catamite), nor abusers of themselves with mankind (sodomite), Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
*Note that the term catamite is defined in the 2003 Oxford Dictionary as “a boy as the passive or receiving partner in anal intercourse with a man.” According to Wikipedia, in ancient times a catamite was “…a pubescent boy who was an intimate companion of a young man in Greece or Rome, usually in a pederastic relationship.” And the phrase “abusers of themselves with mankind” is defined by the Strong’s Greek Dictionary as a “sodomite” which means someone who practices anal sex. The term usually refers to male to male anal sex.
“He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Revelation 21:7-8).
Now that I have made these things clear, I can get back to what the Lord spoke to me on Tuesday January 26th. As I was praying, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart these words, “San Francisco will be destroyed like Sodom and Gomorrah. Their sins have reached to heaven and the time is at hand for judgment to begin.” As I heard those words, I saw a nuclear missile headed toward San Francisco. It was flying very close to the surface of the ocean. It was then that the Lord reminded me of a prophetic dream that He gave me back in June 2013. In the dream, I was alone in our black SUV, driving west on Interstate 85 toward Montgomery, Alabama. As I was driving, I spoke out loud and said, "I bet I will see a mushroom cloud of in the distance in a moment." It was not 5 seconds later that I saw a huge nuclear explosion and mushroom cloud way off in the distance. 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. It was at that moment that I said, “It has begun.” Then I started looking to turn around to go back the other way. I was not afraid or worried, but I knew that I needed to get back home.
As I was praying about all of this on Thursday January 28th, I heard the Lord speak to me again. He said, “I will destroy San Francisco as I did before and revival will follow as it did before.” I was immediately reminded of the great San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fires that destroyed 80% of the city in 1906. It was in that same month that the great Pentecostal awaking began with the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles, CA. All of that was fresh in my memory because the Lord had shown me about a year ago that the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and the beginning of the Azusa Street Revival were revealed in Revelation 8:2-6 (see the article The 7 Trumpets of Revelation at www.deanodle.org/Seven-Trumpets.html).
As I continued to pray about all of this, I asked the Lord for more confirmation. Then, on Saturday night January 30th as I prepared for the next morning’s message on the destruction of San Francisco and revival, I did a search on the internet for prophecies about San Francisco being destroyed. Needless to say, my mind was blown when I found a prophecy by a Pentecostal evangelist who had attended the Azusa Street revival for years as a child. I had never heard of this man named A.C. Valdez. While he was preaching in Canada in 1929 God gave him and open vision of San Francisco being destroyed by a nuclear missile. In the vision, he saw people weeping after this attack and what sounds like a revival. Here is his account of what God showed him:
“In 1929, I was preaching in Vancouver, British Colombia. I had gone to the 6th Avenue Church that seats 1,000 people. The old building is gone. I sat down on the platform and looked down at the congregation for the Sunday morning service. There were 18 people. I had crossed the continent from Los Angeles to get to that meeting--18 people in my first service. My first thought was, My Lord and my God, the nerve, asking me to come across the country to stand here in front of 18 people.
Now, that was my first thought. Now, I no sooner thought that when God spoke to my heart and said, "Son, I want you to comfort these people."
They needed comfort, Brother. He gave me the capacity to comfort them. I started preaching comforting words. If I had given way to the human, Brother, I would have skinned them alive and tacked their hides up on the wall. People in a condition like that don't need a skinning; they need comfort. God helped me. He poured in the oil and the wine. He helped me to comfort those people.
They began to cry all over the place, as they needed comfort. The tears began to stream down their cheeks. They had gone through a terrible trial in that city, and the name of "Pentecost" was in the newspapers of that city, and it wasn't very good. The things that they had put into the newspapers were enough to keep most anybody away. I had 18 people in the inside and thousands on the outside.
God began to work, and the Spirit began to come forth. By the following Sunday the place was well filled. The Holy Ghost began to bring them in. By the end of the third week they had to take down the partition that separated the coat room from the main auditorium to put more seats in that auditorium that seated a thousand. It packed out. They packed the place, standing up and down the winding stairs and outside of the church building and out into the street. The glory of God came down. Souls began to get saved, and the sick were healed.
We had a glorious victory over the world of flesh and the devil. The ministers were so happy. They said, "Lord, in spite of that death, you've given us victory."
Right in the middle of that victory, I stood in 6th Avenue Church one day with the power of God on me. All of a sudden the ceiling just disappeared.
Now, when I say "vision," my friends, I know that some visions are what the Bible calls "night visions," like in a dream. You will find that in the Bible. Dreams are also called "visions." Generally speaking, a vision is differentiated by what you see with your eyes open, that which you see when you are not asleep.
In this particular case I was standing on my feet, when all of a sudden the walls and the ceiling just faded right out. I began to see this vision, and the Lord showed me. I looked up and saw what answers to the description of an ICBM (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile), just as real as any picture that you would see--or the real thing if you've ever seen one of those missiles. It was just as real as you would look upon one if it were right in front of you, two or three feet away!
I saw it. It was passing over a skim of clouds, not heavy clouds, but a thin skim of clouds. I was standing on the side of this mountain, a residential district. I was looking over into a bay area. It would appear like I was in Berkeley, if you've ever been to Berkeley, and the Berkeley hills. I was looking into the bay area toward San Francisco, the San Francisco Bay region, that direction.
I saw the freeway. I don't say that it was the Oakland freeway that is there today. I don't know where it was, my friends. I do know this, that I was standing on the side of this mountain, overlooking a huge metropolis, when I saw this missile directed toward the city; and suddenly, being electronically controlled, no doubt, it plummeted right down into the city and then exploded. Then I saw the fireball, which answers to the description of what I have seen in a civil defense film release of the first hydrogen bomb explosion.
This happened in 1929! The atom was not split until 1932! Yet I saw it as clear as I see you here tonight. There was a purpose in it. I have been warning people ever since that this thing is coming!
As the day approaches, my friends, I feel more vibrant than ever before! I have got to bear testimony to what I saw with my eyes! I have got to warn God's people that they must live in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit and be filled with the Spirit if they want God's protection in these last days!
I saw this thing blossom out in all of its beautiful colors. Did you ever see a picture of it? It is a beautiful sight, but it is a horrible sight. All of the colors of the rainbow you can see in that big ball as it swells out. Then the pressure that it creates following the explosion, it demolishes everything before it. It leaves a crater over 300 feet deep and over 2 miles across. It is capable of destroying a huge metropolis the size of New York City in one blast.
Even though there were no freeways in 1929, I saw freeways. I saw them run and jump in their cars to escape, but there was no escape! I saw the aftermath of this explosion. I saw all of the details.
The Spirit of the Lord picked me up. Like St. Paul, whether in the body or out of the body, I don't know! All I know is, my friends, that God took me and whisked me across that area where the bomb hit in the midst of that huge metropolis. There was nothing left. The center where it struck was molten, like molten glass. It wasn't, my friends, until I was carried way beyond the residential area that I began to see any sign of debris.
Finally, I came to what looked similar to snow or sand drifts piled up against the fences and buildings. I saw piles or iron, like broom straw, only much finer than broom straw. It was in piles and in patterns--everything completely destroyed!
Finally, way, way out, beyond what I felt was the residential area, I began to find signs of human beings, only in pieces--torsos, heads, hands, arms, and legs. They were scattered around everywhere!
The Spirit of the Lord carried me out farther. I began to find signs of life. People were running. Everybody was blind. (I didn't know in 1929 that if you are 35 miles away from the explosion and you happened to be looking in that direction, you would never see again. I didn't know that at that time.) Everybody was blind, my friends. They were running and screaming and bumping up against this and that and the other, bouncing back, children blind and screaming and crying out for their parents and parents for their children. The farther I went, the more the confusion, and the cries increased.
My friends, even tonight, while I am speaking to you, I can hear those cries! I can hear those cries, children and parents screaming out for one another! It was a terrible sight to behold! If I were to live 10,000 years, I know I could just close my eyes and hear those screams and see the terror that was written all over the faces of parents and children! A terrible sight, indeed.
Then, my friends, the Spirit of the Lord took me. Oh, I wonder how fast I was going. I could see the mountains and the hills just passing before me. I came sweeping down over a large valley. In the distance I could see, as I began to approach, a body of people that looked like tens of thousands. I don't know how many were there. It was a sea of people. Long before I got there, I could see. As I came down closer, I could discern them. They had their handkerchiefs. They were wiping their tears from their eyes.
Then for the first time I began to hear heavenly anthems. I could hear the Hallelujahs, in bass and tenor and soprano and alto, voices blending together. That mass of humanity was lifted together by the heavenly music. I came right down in the midst of them. There they were, God's people. This is what I saw, friends. They were all dressed up like they were ready for the Sunday service. Their hair was parted. Nothing was disturbed. There was no soil on their shirts. They were cared for so perfectly that everything was in order, my friends. Their faces were clean. Their clothing was clean. Everything was in order!
The only word you could use to describe them would be "meticulous" Meticulous! Glory to God! What a wonderful thing to be in the hands of God! I say that God is going to protect his people in these last days IF. . .they live in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit and keep filled with the Spirit!”
Since preaching that message last Sunday where I shared what The Lord showed me and the A.C. Valdez vision, I have received emails from others who have had similar dreams and prophetic warnings for the San Francisco Bay area. One was from a brother who lived in San Francisco. He had actually sent the dream to me back in May 2015 and I had forgotten all about it until he messaged me again. The other word of prophecy came from a woman who lives in the Netherlands. Here is what they sent me:
Email (received 5/18/15) From Man Who Lived in San Francisco:
“The Lord brought me into contact with your ministry a few days ago through a YouTube video, "A Vision of Coming Judgment..."
What I heard you sharing in that video was startling to me. Just two weeks ago, on the night of May 3, I had a dream. You have to know this about me, that I'm not one to have dreams and remember them, much less than wake up and be startled by them. Also, in the past 12 to 24 months Lord has led me into a serious diet of consuming Scriptures, particularly the book of Revelation, which I have read through and listen to at least 50 to 60 times. Although I am very far from mastery of these things, the Lord has been opening a lot up to me about where we are going very quickly in this world.
I live in the San Francisco Bay area, about 90 miles south of the city. So in my dream, I was driving on what I now believe to be interstate Highway 101, Heading towards San Jose and San Francisco. From my perspective, in the horizon I could see before me the shadow of a mountain range, spanning far as I can see from north to south. All of a sudden, as I looked up at that mountain range, all I could see behind the mountain was what appeared to be a blood red sky and smoke.
In the dream, I recall the chaos and confusion that hit everyone on that highway driving west into the fire. No one wanting to travel in that direction, all traffic came to an abrupt halt. People were in a panic, honking, getting out of their car, on cell phones, hands on heads, etc. I recall in the dream not knowing what was happening to us, but what stands out most is the utter unpreparedness of the people. I woke up that morning with the most upset stomach, and very startled spiritually. (Turns out I had bad stomach flu that lasted a few days, but the spiritual ache is growing with the more I learn).
Since I've not listened to any modern prophets up to this point (only some David Wilkerson), the dream was to me a serious confirmation of what I've been reading in the Bible; Revelation, Matthew 24, and the prophets.
Thank you for sharing your experiences my brother, as it has certainly confirmed and clarified perhaps my own dream, along with other experiences you share (especially of my experience of working formally with the military/government, and dealing with the spiritual forces over it) The Lord is encouraging me by the dream and your ministry to ADD TO my daily witness this visual experience of the coming wrath of The Lord, revival in the US, and protection for all in Christ (eternally, if not temporally).”
Email (received 2/3/16) From Woman Who Lives in the Netherlands:
“Dear Pastor Dean,
After listening to your last 2/3 messages I had to share the following:
On 27-11-2014 while fasting I went into prayer and began to weep as The Holy Spirit came over me. I heard the following:
San Francisco! San Francisco! (several times), "My children have forsaken me. Calamity is at your doorstep". Then I continued weeping and I felt such anguish. I said "Lord, what do you want me to do?" "Share it". Is all I heard. I saw what looked like a huge crack in the ground, looked dark grey (in the spirit).
I live in The Netherlands. I have never been to the United States of America, to San Francisco even. All I know is what I have seen on TV and read in books, newspapers etc about SF.
Then today 03-02-2016 after listening to your second message/ warning for San Francisco I was driving back from work. The Holy Spirit began by saying "California, California, I weep for you. Why won't you change? I have asked you many times to repent but you won't listen. I want to put my arms around you. I don't want to destroy you but I must. Judgment is at hand". I have tried as much as possible to use the exact words Our Father used. You can imagine that I was driving and quite emotional so I didn't have a pen and paper at hand. I wept and sobbed while driving, begging Jehovah for mercy. He said "I must do it". I then said so many souls will die! And I continued to weep and pray in tongues.
Therefore I send this email to you to please ask people to PRAY for the souls there. I have to obey and send this out there. People NEED to prepare. Those who will listen REPENT!!”
Let me say that in no way do I want judgment and destruction to come to ANY city in the United States. My heart breaks for those who will enter into eternity without the salvation Jesus offers us all. Since God gave me this Word I have taken a second look at the wickedness and history of San Francisco. Of course, San Francisco was the birthplace of the “free love” sexual revolution of the 1960s. It has the highest percentage of LGBT people and has pushed the homosexual agenda for decades through pederasts like San Francisco’s first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk and others. It was one of the first to have a gay pride parade and even now hosts the largest homosexual events in the world. It is known as one of the most sexually immoral places on the earth. And to compound all of that, San Francisco was the place where the Luciferian, globalists and KGB agents met to form the United Nations charter in 1949.
The wicked and immoral will cry that this is hatred or bigotry, but God has been patient for 110 years. He has sent warnings to San Francisco through prophets and preachers for decades. The Creator does not take pleasure in the death of the wicked, rather He desires the wicked to turn from their sinful ways BEFORE judgment falls or they die (Ezekiel 33). God wants to forgive our sins, but we can’t keep practicing them. To be forgiven we must believe that God came in the flesh and died on the cross for our sins. We must believe that God in flesh rose from the dead. His name (that is above every other name that God has revealed) is Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Then, we must be humble and confess our sins and turn from them. That is the ONLY way to escape eternal damnation in hell and inherit eternal life in heaven. I pray that many come to know Jesus before it is too late.