In this dream, the times were such in Australia that for 'good reason' the government had some kind of army on the streets apparently to protect us. In the dream, I was living in a certain home, it was night, and I went for a walk by myself (which I never do in real life) and Michael, my husband, remained home.
As I was walking, I could see troops of soldiers either walking or standing still. They looked very resolute in their eyes, totally brain washed and sold out for the cause that they were there for. I started to feel uneasy in my spirit and I started to pray.
I sensed this army was from some one world order kind of army. I also knew they had a very precise mission. It was clear and obvious. They all wore the same type of uniform – the colour was either black or bluemarin (could not discern fully being night) in colour with a tall cap of the same colour, a bit like English militia. All of them had a long gun with them. There was something about this army that made me feel uneasy, worried and wanting to stay away from them, so I began to pray to God about it.
I came to the home where we were living worried and spoke to my husband about it. I knew somehow in my heart that they were enemies of the Christians, that they were evil, very resolute in their evil mission and that you would not get grace, mercy, understanding or pity from them at all. All that mattered to them was that the mission is fulfilled.
I somehow knew that there was someone or a group of people leading these troops in what they were supposed to do, who indoctrinated them and the army was following these people 100% without questioning it or even a murmur. This leader or leaders were not there, but I somehow knew this troops were following a well defined plan and specific and clear orders given from authorities above them.
One of the army guys came into our house and told us that we need to go with him to the police station to have ID cards made for us (I sensed this was an order for everyone, not just Christians). It was not the typical polite Australian way of talking that he used, it was an order to do it right there and then, you could not say I can't or I won't or you knew there will be consequences, they would force you. It was the beginning of a dictatorship which this army was implementing.
I then knew in my heart without any doubt that they will write your religion on it and then use that to persecute the Christians. I was a bit concerned that once we go to the police station, we might never get out (that we will be persecuted, imprisoned and beaten maybe or even killed. I knew in my heart this was SERIOUS. And I had to choose if I will be afraid and not declare that I am a Christian and escape persecution, suffering and torture and maybe death or I will declare that I am a Christian and go through the persecution, without fearing this army and the government that was leading them.
I made the decision in my heart that I will not deny Christ, but declare that I am a Christian. Once I did this, a feeling of victory came over me and I felt like I was somehow victorious, above this army and all that was happening then with me. I also had a sense of victorious joy and I did not feel afraid of the army anymore, because of God's work in my spirit when I decided to not deny Christ, even though I still knew that persecution and even possible death might follow.
The scene changed as if we went to the police station and returned back. But now there were about 5-6 people who just came to live uninvited in our home and took over it. There was a strange feeling in the atmosphere, the atmosphere seemed tensed and especially with one particular woman who I knew she was a witch. I knew in my heart that if I asked them why they took over my house, and that it is MY house, they would react badly and explode, especially the witch. But I could not finally hold what I thought in and I said something of the effect that this is MY house and I have a right to it and why are they there.
Well, just expected, the witch exploded saying that why I am talking about rights, basically saying something of this effect: How do you dare talking about RIGHTS, NOBODY HAS RIGHTS ANYMORE! People seemed offended that I would bring up the idea of RIGHTS!
I then realized that actually the population has been indoctrinated, brained washed to think that in these evil days it is not good for us to have rights, that the government alone should have rights over us and to try to have individual rights it was almost viewed as being a state traitor!
I woke up with a feeling of awe and fear of God on me. I could not sleep anymore, it was around 4:14. I felt God told me in my heart that this is SERIOUS and I need to get ready for this for this will happen.
I went in the morning to the internet and looked to see if there is any news on national ID cards for Australia. Well, to my shock, I show a news line saying that our external affairs minister was talking with the English external affairs minister about the idea that it would be good to have national ID cards, in the light of the September 11 incident, in order to be able to catch the terrorists. The English minister even said that it would be good to have international ID cards, but the Australian minister said that would be going too far, but national ID cards are just ok.
A few years later, the whole agenda of getting national ID cards was brought out as a suggestion in Australia to the public and people went out on the streets to protest against it, as they knew it will lead to loss of rights and too much government control. Then the issue was taken off the table again and I have so far not heard about it in the news.
I started to ask God to show me how to get ready. So I wrote a few things I have been feeling in my heart below:
He told me that I have to set my mind to be willing to suffer for Jesus and to read the lives of martyrs for Jesus, so I bought an Encyclopedia of Christian Martyrs and have been reading from there. Certainly their level of Christianity was rather different in the way they lived their lives and much higher than ours and their reactions close to death very admirable. So, I encourage you to prepare yourself the same.
Basically God says to us to prepare just as this Bible verse says:
"Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, ARM YOURSELVES ALSO WITH THE SAME MIND, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries." (1 Peter 4:1-3)
Also, this verse tells us also to be prepared to suffer with Jesus, to bear His reproach – I know it is not a very common doctrine these days, but you would be surprised how much the theme of suffering for Jesus is actually mentioned in the New Testament. We have been protected till now for a long time from persecution in the West, but times will change and we need to be ready for the change:
"Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. THEREFORE LET US GO FORTH TO HIM, OUTSIDE THE CAMP, BEARING HIS REPROACH. For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.' (Hebrews 13:12-14)
This Bible verse teaches us why we should be willing to go to Jesus, outside the camp, to bear His reproach and suffer with Him, as He suffered outside the camp. The reason is because we are here only temporarily, we really are seeking another world, we are in transit here, so therefore what happens to us here is not as relevant as getting to our destination – heaven. Therefore this means that our minds have to be fixed on eternity, on the things from above and not on the things of the earth (Colossians 3:2).
If you read Hebrews 11, the whole chapter is about the fact that we have to live in faith, as seeking another city and with the eyes on the reward. Look at Moses:
"By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, ESTEEMING THE REPROACH OF CHRIST GREATER RICHES than the treasures in Egypt; FOR HE LOOKED TO THE REWARD. " Why was he willing to give up so much for God, because he looked to the reward. Also, it says about other saints that they were seeking another city, another country, a better, heavenly country.
Now, how does this relate to us? Hebrews 12:1-2 tells us:
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who FOR THE JOY THAT WAS SET BEFORE HIM endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
We start by laying aside anything that weighs us down in our spirit, we lay aside sin, and we use endurance to run the Christian race, but not anyhow, with our eyes on Jesus, who is able to help us finish the race. But we are told to focus on a particular aspect of Jesus, Jesus who suffered, who endured the cross. And what are we to learn from this? That he only was able to endure the cross, because he had his eyes on the joy set before Him, He also looked at the reward! We are the reward and also the honor He received as a result of His obedience was another reward.
Do you even know what the reward that is awaiting you if you follow Jesus till the end is? Have you meditated on it? Is it alive in your heart? If not, I encourage you to start making it a focus in your life to meditate on eternity, heaven and the reward of those who are faithful to Jesus till the end. Read the promises God made to the 7 churches in the book of Revelation if they follow Him till the end and overcome.
Where are you looking? To your government? To your bank account? To your possessions? To the comforts of an easy life? Or have you fixed your eyes on Jesus, on the better, heavenly country? On the reward you will receive as a faithful follower of Jesus? On eternity and heaven?
On the 'Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the JOY of your Lord." ? See, Jesus had a joy set before Him and so do we! And God's response does not end with 'good and faithful servant'. It continues with: 'you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.' (Matthew 25:21). There is a reward of honor and greater responsibility which God will bestow on you, if you are faithful. And faithful means obedient to God's commands, not necessarily miracles, healing and deliverance success, but holiness of the heart which results in obedience as a lifestyle and intimate fellowship with Jesus. Just as Jesus said: 'Not everyone who says to Me: Lord, Lord will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven (Matthew 7: 21)
A prophetess from Romania told me that there will come times when the Bible will be taken away from us, and therefore the only thing we will be left then will be the Word that we have hidden in our heart, so she urged me to spend time in the Word, to memorize it and get it in my heart. I also encourage you to do the same.
So, in summary how can we prepare for what will come:
1. Arm yourselves with a mind willing to suffer for Jesus.
2. Read the lives of martyrs for Jesus. I recommend reading 'The New Encyclopedia of Christian Martyrs'
3. Put any weights and sin aside
4. Run the race with endurance by looking at the reward
5. Make obedience and intimacy with Jesus your goal, not just the manifestation of the power of God through you.
6. Gather plenty of the Word of God in your heart, that you may not sin against God and be strong in your spirit man.
May God bless you as you take this message to heart and unite your heart to fear His Name, so you become a doer of the Word and not a hearer only, deceiving yourself. God is kind, and He is giving us warnings and time to prepare, we cannot procrastinate any longer as we have done till now, since the time limits will not permit us too long to get ready. We will either be ready or not, when the time comes to face the test of our heart commitment to Jesus. I encourage you to be a wise virgin, not a foolish one. Let us not ignore God's voice anymore, but realize that obedience with Him will set us up for great rewards in eternity.
I do want to mention that in January or February 2008 I received another dream about Australia, where God told me there will be a revival in Australia, He showed me how it will look like and asked me to pray for it. I was changed from someone who did not believe that Australians will get saved easily or ever get hungry for God to a total believer just in one dream. I also sensed that the revival will happen before the persecution comes, so there is hope and good things to look forward to ahead, though we have no time to waste in getting prepared for the coming persecution. Even in this latest dream about revival, the fear of the Lord was strong among the believers, so we need to learn to live in the fear of God as well as in the love of God. You can read this second dream here: http://www.christian-faith.com/forjesus/dreamaboutrevivalinAustralia