Behold, the Bridegroom Comes!
A Vision Received on Sabbath, April 11, 2015
at a Camp Meeting in Silver Springs, Florida
Breathing deeply of the cool morning air, I strolled down a pleasant path through the woods. The cobwebs along the trail became insignificant as I delighted in the tranquility of that place.
Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a small black snake lazily coiled on a branch about five feet from my face.
Seeing the snake at eye level startled me. The gentle and comforting Spirit of our Savior suggested that I pray.
“The Master has a message for me,” I thought. Falling to my knees, I bowed in humility. “Sweet Savior, grant me grace to receive Your words of Life,” I pleaded. Then I waited expectantly.
In a clear voice, He said, “You are going to be in the woods again soon, My dear, but at that time, you will be running. I am going to be leaving the Most Holy Place in the heavenly sanctuary soon.
There are brothers and sisters in the world-loving churches. I am calling them out. They are also in prisons and hospitals and among the homeless, institutionalized, and marginalized.
My sheep know My voice. They hunger for the Word and bear holy and lovely fruit. They eagerly wait and work for My return. You will all rise in the clouds together soon.”
“But Master,” I wondered, “who can stand in Your holy presence?”
He replied softly, “My child, don’t be afraid. I am with you and will sustain you. Some will stand before human tribunals and have an opportunity to explain My teachings and defend My character. Others will need to hide. Only those who live by My Spirit will be sustained in that day.”
Then He instructed me to go back to camp and write what He had just told me.
“The time is short,” He urged. “Some people will be encouraged by My words, but those who are blind will receive only darkness and confusion.”
“I will write down everything You said,” I promised and started walking toward my campsite.
“Don’t walk,” the Voice commanded me. “Run! Run now!”
I started to run. I ran as far as I could. Then, breathless, I slowed to a walk.
“Keep running!” He commanded me, and then He repeated, “The time is short!”
I ran and ran. My feet felt swift and light.
The snake was still in the tree when I passed by the same place. I looked him in the eye and stated confidently, “The one true God, Almighty and Everlasting, has given His children armor to stand against you and your evil angels. We are covered by the blood stained banner of our Savior.”
Hear the Word of the Lord: “Look, the Bridegroom! Come out to meet Him!”
As you come, gather those whom our Savior has prepared to follow Him.
Let us rise and trim our lamps!