July 21 Vision: The Lot Has Been Cast

Thursday, July 21, 2022

I was about to lay down for a nap at 4:00. At 4:05 I was literally running to find my wife.
In a mere 5 minutes the Holy Spirit gave me one of the most vivid visions I’ve ever seen. (I can only think of one other as lifelike as this.)

As the vision opened, I saw several giant red and white dice being rolled out of the Father’s Hand, bouncing across the hills and plains of America.

Before the dice settled, apocalyptic storm clouds, filled with lightening and doom; clouds that stretched from the north to the south rapidly unrolled from the east coast to the west coast of our nation. A company of intercessors stood on what looked like a large relief map of the United States. Beneath the destructive canopy of the clouds one calamity after another burst onto the continent: hail; tempest; famine; plague, sword and more… One calamity spring-loaded the next – in such quick succession it was impossible to blink between each – like a slot machine filling its windows – bing, bing, bing, bing, bing – maybe 12 successive disasters; each thundering with darkness.

Once the disasters were finished being released, and while they were accomplishing their decimation the intercessors looked at each one saying: “Ah! that one!”, and “I remember the Lord speaking to me about that one from the scriptures.” We were very familiar with what we were seeing – but still filled with profound dread knowing they were actually being manifest in our day, in our land – and in such swift succession.

Before the vision finished, while the demolition was still raining down on our land, I (in real-life) actually jumped up and ran out of the bedroom looking for my wife, Kathy. I eventually found her outside watering the garden. My eyes were filled with alarm as I asked her, “Are you OK?” We stood there in the yard staring at each other for 30 seconds or so, until she realized I was serious… Kath is MUCH more attune to these realities. Finally she quietly asked, “What just happened to my husband?”

The Father has cast the lot over America. This is the most poignant aspect of the vision. The picture of the dice tumbling across the landscape still jolts my spirit with trepidation.

A sequence of destructive events is about to explode across our country – like the plagues of Egypt – packed into a much shorter time-span.

4 Trust in the Lord forever, for in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.
5 For He brings down those who dwell on high, the lofty city; He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He brings it down to the dust.
11 Lord, when Your hand is lifted up, they will not see. But they will see and be ashamed for their envy of people; yes, the fire of Your enemies shall devour them. (Isaiah 26:4-5, 11)

The calamities are meant to compel us into an intensified season of preparedness – like preparing our house for the onslaught of a hurricane. The Lord is zealous that our nation know that it is “the Lord Who is speaking” (Isaiah 25:8) through the calamities. (This isn’t a subversive plot of the enemy to undermine our civic liberties or reshape our social structures.) The Father wants us to “be assured” that He’s the One Who is “casting the lots” so we respond to Him with abandoned holy sobriety.

Behind the storm is a King; “One Who is filled with might” and “Whose sandals we are unworthy to untie” (Matthew 3:11). The Giver of the vision; the Bringer of the storm; and the Bearer of the Kingdom is the One to focus on.

He is adamant that our world know “The Kingdom of heaven is at hand!”

When John announced the Kingdom of heaven was at hand (Matthew 3:2), his exhortation was to “repent“.

When Jesus announced the Kingdom of heaven was at hand (Matthew 4:17), His exhortation was also to “repent“.

When Peter and the apostles announced the Kingdom of heaven was at hand (Acts 2:38), their exhortation was to “repent“.

The Lord is filled with zeal to extend mercy, even through these rapid-fire disasters, but the singular way to access that mercy is through repentance.

Repentance is the full-throttle message the Lord is calling His Church to saturate herself with in this hour. We must understand it, pray it, let the Holy Spirit bring it to bear on our lives and be convinced witnesses to its necessity in our churches, our gatherings, our prayer meetings, our evangelistic endeavors and all engagements with our culture. “Repent! The Kingdom of God is at hand!”

The good news is that one day the Lord will remove the clouds of doom. This truth is meant to produce faith and endurance within us so that we fully do what is necessary as we go through the difficulty of the hour.
7 There He will remove the cloud of gloom, the shadow of death that hangs over the earth.
8 He will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults and mockery against his land and people. The Lord has spoken!
9 In that day the people will proclaim, “This is our God! We trusted in him, and he saved us! This is the Lord, in whom we trusted. Let us rejoice in the salvation he brings!” (Isaiah 25:7-9)

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JSB • July 23, 2022

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