On fire, people going about their business….and no one seems to care.
Jon Watkins Online Ministries November 12, 2015 (Updated 11/14 with interpretation)
Jeremiah 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
I usually do not have dreams that are so vivid, or that contain so much detail. I did have one other that I’ve never written down. I guess it was 10 years or so ago, but I can remember that one like it was yesterday. I really can’t fully describe what I experienced in this dream, but perhaps as you read this, the Lord will give you a glimpse into what I saw. This dream transpired from the evening of 11/11/15 into the early morning of 11/12/15.
In the dream, one of my brothers and I, were driving trucks hauling freight somewhere. We were driving separate trucks, in tandem, when we rounded a corner and pulled over to check our loads. Interestingly enough, at one time we were both professional drivers in real life. I have 2 brothers who are truckers and are currently still driving, while I am not. There was nothing in the dream to indicate what state we were in, nor did I recognize any landmarks. The area was semi-mountainous, with large pine and oak trees. We exited our respective cabs simultaneously, as my brother pointed to what appeared to be an office complex. It rested on a hill and had a single tower standing above the rest of the buildings. There seemed to be a bit of smoke coming out of that tower. My brother exclaimed that he knew someone whom he believed to be in that tower. We both began to run over to ,what I guess was, the parking lot. It took a little while to get there, as it was a ways off, from where we had stopped our trucks. By the time we got there, smoke and flames were billowing out of the tower and flames engulfed the interior ground floor. My brother said he needed to get inside to rescue his friend. He burst through a broken window encircled with flaming curtains. As I watched and waited, the flames grew more and more intense….. No, my brother never came out and I never saw him again!
I looked around and there was still no one else around. You would have thought that a fire that big would have attracted attention. Certainly, a response from police, fireman and gawking bystanders would be expected. Nope, not a soul! I looked back towards our trucks, parked at the pull over area along the highway. The highway was filled with bumper to bumper traffic but no one was slowing down to rubber neck. They were all traveling along at or above posted speed. It was as if the place was shielded from view!
I looked around, trying to find a place to safely get inside, to find my brother. As I looked around, I noticed that the huge complex was made up of multiple buildings, of varying heights, all inter-connected. I saw smoke coming out of a hallway a few yards away, so I ran towards it. It was a long corridor, lined with doors on either side. As I ran, I was knocking on doors, left and right, alerting people, that the building was on fire. Some doors would open, but the people would just look at me, close the door and go back inside without saying a word. I could not fathom how they could appear so peaceful and calm, while someone was screaming fire at them! They just didn’t seem to be the least bit fazed.
The corridor opened up at the end, into a vast courtyard. Then I realized, this must be some sort of hotel, or perhaps a huge housing complex. There were people scattered around an enormous swimming pool, in the middle of a vast courtyard. People of all ages were going about their business, enjoying themselves, as if nothing was happening. Smoke and flames were pouring out overhead and no one was even looking up, nor did they appear to even smell the smoke. I did my best to get people’s attention, but they just laughed and walked away.
I ran into one, of the many other corridors, that led in to that courtyard. It was like a maze. This particular corridor was leading back towards the tower that was on fire. Flames were spreading, towards the central courtyard. I opened several doors, where I found people, that lay sleeping, in smoke filled rooms. Some were utterly sound asleep, and some were gasping for air. I tried to wake the sleeping people, to no avail. They would open their eyes momentarily, look up at me and then just pull the covers back over their heads. I helped a few people out of their rooms, toward the courtyard. Amazingly, they just seemed to lack any ambition to get up and run to safety, as the flames were growing closer.
By this time, smoke and flames had engulfed about half of that huge complex. The flames were like a blow torch blasting, out of those corridors, into that vast courtyard. People were not fleeing as you would expect, they were just moving to the far side and carrying on, as if this was all quite normal.
I stepped out of the courtyard, into a maze, looking for a way out. Fumbling my way down a stairway, I came across a small group of people, huddled in a corner. They seemed to be chanting, what I interpreted to be prayers. I stopped and told them they needed to get themselves out, while they could, and that what they were chanting would do them no good. They just turned away from me and continued on.
As I got closer to the exit, I encountered some people carrying their possessions, which of course was slowing them down considerably. I told them to drop the stuff and run. They would not! As I got even closer to the exit, there were people crying. This was the first display of emotion (about what was taking place that is) I had seen from anyone at all. They seemed to have no clue what to do, so I told them to follow me out of there. As we exited, I could see a few people on the outside, but not near as many as you would expect, for such a huge place. The entire complex was now engulfed in flames. You could hear people screaming, where earlier there had been laughter. That was the end of the dream. I awoke, at my usual time. I inquired of the Lord, what could be the reason for such a vivid dream. What was he trying to show me?
This dream had gone on for quite a long time. Anytime I had awaken during the night, I looked at the clock beside the bed.(As is my normal practice) That night, I woke the first time at 9:10 pm. I went back to sleep, asking the Lord what that was all about. When I went back to sleep the dream picked up and continued. The second time was at 1:30 am. It finally ended at 3:30 am, the time I usually wake up, to get my day going. I headed off to work, after writing down this account and pondering it’s meaning. I have formed a very clear understanding of what it means to me, and perhaps the Lord will use this account to reveal something to you!
Interpretation of the Dream: 11/14
These first few paragraphs are my personal interpretation of what the Lord is trying to reveal to the masses.
To me, it is obvious, that there are people going about their daily lives, not paying attention to what is going on around them. Those who mock and hate God, as well as those who claim to belong to HIM and confess HIS name. There are many, like my brother, who are not saved, who do not care about the things of God and when they go into the fire they will NOT come out. Matthew 13:40 “As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.”
The travelers on the highway, whom I looked back on, are likened to the lost (Atheists, Satanists, Pagans, the masses in false religions). They are on the highway to hell! In the dream, there seemed to be a shield, a veil if you will, that prevented them from seeing what was taking place. 2nd Corinthians 4:3-4 “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
The amount of time spent, on those who were lost, including those traveling obliviously down the highway, and even my brother, was very short. They were here and gone. Matthew 10:14 “And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.”
My brother is not saved and in fact, he would be considered an Agnostic. Yet, he tried to save another lost soul. This is comparable to most Church folks, who are steeped in religion and false doctrine, which is so prevalent in the world today. They do not even recognize that they themselves are lost. Yet they are trying to save others. All false religion and false doctrine and those who follow them, will BURN and DIE, in the fire that is to come!
Here is, what I believe, the Lord spoke to my heart, regarding the true meaning of the dream.
The majority of the people, in the dream, with whom I came in contact, represent the religious lost and dying, those who attend church and profess God. These people are deceived. According to 2nd Timothy 3:5 “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:” The word tells us “from such turn away.”
This dream is a warning, meant for God’s people, who are forsaking HIM! You, are in the world and will perish, unless YOU, come out from among them. 2nd Corinthians 6:17 “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,” You are not separate. You are the same as them. The lost cannot differentiate between you and them. You are embracing many unclean things!
Like all the people, in the dream, the religious masses are going about life, totally unaware of the truth, of what is happening around them. It is as if, they are asleep, in a burning building, not caring what the LORD is doing, in His effort to get their attention.
Those who appeared to be so peaceful and calm, represent those who are waiting, for the “rapture of the church”. They just don’t care what is going on around them. They are so convinced that they will be taken out of the world, before they ever have to worry about the horror of what is coming, that they cannot even see the immediate danger around them. When someone knocks on their door to warn them, they just slam the door closed. They were included among those who were screaming at the end of the dream!
If you are awake, you know that, in the last ten years, seismic activity has been increasing in number and intensity, worldwide. The LORD is gently, and in some places, not so gently, shaking the earth, in an effort, to awake HIS people. Correspondingly, in the dream, people were being shaken individually, in an effort to wake them up. If people do not respond soon, a great shaking will occur.
911 and the Boston bombing, in America, 7/7 in London, and now the Muslim attack in Paris, are also shakings. These shakings are intended to awaken the church and the unwashed masses, to something far worse to come! In our current world, many have come in God’s name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and are leading people astray, through their deceit. The world is filled with wars and rumors of wars. Nation is pitted against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There are famines and earthquakes, in various places. Christians are being handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and hated by all nations because of their belief, in the one true God. Many have turned away from the faith and hate each other. There are many false prophets, in the world, who are deceiving many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most has grown cold. The kingdom has been preached, in the whole world,as a testimony to all nations, via Television and Internet. All these signs, which Jesus told us were the evidence of the last days, are here and people are not paying attention. They are consumed by sports and fantasy. They will be consumed by the fire!
There are very few who are trying to warn and help those caught in the flames and smoke. Due to false doctrine, many will die and be consumed, unless they follow those who are preaching and teaching the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In the dream, those who were toting their worldly possessions, also perished in the fire. They were warned that scripture says, you cannot allow Mammon to be your god. You cannot serve God and Mammon.
Matthew 6:19-24 “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
Those religious people, huddled in a corner praying to no avail are likened to the masses who sit in churches and don’t know the truth. They are not unlike the other group of people, in the courtyard, who just moved to the other side and ignored the coming calamity. The Religious will perish because they do not truly know Jesus Christ. They have head knowledge of Him but do not have a real relationship with Him!
2nd Chronicles 7:14-15 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.”
The majority of God’s people are wicked and will not obey. They give lip service to Him but their hearts are black and cold.
The people on the outside, looking at the buildings engulfed in flames, were weeping as I was. There were very few who made it out and they were the ones who are paying attention, doing their best to obey God, as far as sinful nature is able.
We are not perfect but we are to learn from our mistakes, heed the warnings of God, and when shown our wicked ways, we can turn from them. Sadly, just as in the dream, many will perish in the flames because they will NOT heed the warnings and shakings!
The Show must go on!
(update 1/1/16) Could the dream below have been about the Dubai Tower that caught fire on New Years Eve? It was raging out of control and just 500 yards away people were going about their business like nothing happening! Although what I saw landscape wise is not the same, the conditions of the fire were similar. Here is the story from the Mirror. Panic in Dubai as inferno rips though 63-story hotel… but fails to halt New Year firework celebrations just 500 yards away