April - March 2008
I had a dream the other night that I was driving in a car toward the Sun. I knew the rapture was going to happen that day. The Sun became grey and it was as if a storm was coming. I was driving right toward the storm. I wanted to go home and pick up my husband but knew I didn't have time. Then I saw he was in another car ahead of me, driving toward where we would meet Jesus. Hallelujah!
When we got to the appointed place, there was a small group of Christians there. We were very excited and yet aware that we had a trial to go through first before we met Jesus. It was very important for us to be successful in this trial or we would be lost. We entered a white contraption that was similar to a ride at an amusement park. It was like a Ferris wheel but was to spin horizontally, not vertically. I was very alert and serious. I understood that this was the most important moment of my life; that everything was preparing for this trial.
Once on the ride, the top closed over us so that we were sort of in a box, or cage, painted white. The ride had become a barred enclosure, like a jail, and we had to endure what would happen next. It started spinning around sort of slowly. I was aware that there would be three stages, increasing in difficulty. The first was just spinning. The second stage had the contraption moving towards a vertical position and people were shaking all around. The last stage was the worst. By this point we were all upside down, hanging on for dear life.
At that point I saw one man who appeared to be talented in the flesh. He had muscles, was physically attractive and was a gymnast. Because of these natural skills, he trusted in his own ability to hold on during this difficult stage. He was very self-confident, even proud, and barely glanced at the rest of us. Suddenly he fell off the ride and onto a parking garage with many levels. He fell from the top level at least two levels near to the basement. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. (1Co.10:12)
I then had a thought that we would only survive this connected to the body. The rest of us came close together into a group. We were pushing against each other for support. Together we were much stronger. (1 Corinthians 12:12-27)
(My interpretation was that we can't rely on our natural ability, talent or wisdom to overcome during tribulation, but will need to rely on other members of the body of Christ. Those who trust in their own ability, and have no need for the rest of the Body, will surely fall.)