Dreams that appear as visions, signs given to many!
There are many who will have visions and the Lord promotes a warning of what will occur in this world seeking evil. Who among us that may have this gift will understand what these dreams mean as the uncomfortable events create fear upon awakening.
Somehow mortals with little or no understanding of apocalyptic scripture may very well be the ones who see these visions and interpret nothing but terror and are not sure where to get advice. Of course many of them may just forget them and mark it up as another bad dream.
Scripture is not absent from predictions of things to come, some quickly and many regarding the two comings of the Messiah. One will be God’s answer to the world’s sinfulness and the second the overturning of this evil during the Tribulation. In the end Christ will return to earth and Satan and all his evil followers will be thrown into the lake of fire for all eternity.
Looking at that time let us view some literature that adopts this future. “At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince; guardian of your people; It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time. At that time your people shall escape, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace. But the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament, and those who lead many to justice shall be like the stars forever.” (Dn 12: 1 - 3).
From Acrs; “It will come to pass in the last days, God says, “That I will pour out a portion of my spirit upon all flesh. Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. Indeed, upon my servants and my handmaids I will pour out a portion of my spirit in those days, and they shall prophesy. And I will work wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below; blood, fire, and a cloud of smoke. The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, because the coming of the great and splendid day of the Lord, and it shall be that everyone shall be saved who calls on the name of the Lord.” (Acts 2: 17 - 21).
Visions of many will stand out as indications of what may occur and they will have a front-row seat of the events. Maybe in their immediate future or not too long after their departure from the earth.
Ralph B. Hathaway.