Before sharing another, this time ‘older’ and longer vision with you on here, a few words on how visions and dreams from God differ from our soulish imagination. If you had any dream or a vision from God, you will never, ever be able to forget it! These dreams and visions remain in the background of your mind and they do not disappear. There is a light and a life to them which is eternal as they have come from Him. Over the years I made observations as for God dealing with us human beings in a similar way, whether we know Him or not. That means, all human beings who do not know Him yet receive warnings from God as to their eternal destiny if they do not repent. I recall that a worldly woman once shared a terrifying dream with me less than three decades ago. I felt it might have been from God and suggested to seek Him regarding this. As a confirmation regarding the assertions I made, here are the Scriptures God pointed me to at that time. It is an excerpt of Elihu’s rebuke of Job.
“For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds, then he opens the ears of men and terrifies them with warnings, that he may turn man aside from his deed and conceal pride from a man; he keeps back his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword.” […] “Behold, God does all these things, twice, three times, with a man, to bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be lighted with the light of life.” (Job 33:14-18; 29-30 ESV)
So much for theory in advance. Here comes the experiential part. Just two days ago as I was looking up a certain Bible verse in Psalm 55, I finally found what I was looking for. However, while pondering on the implications of that particular Scripture, my attention got caught by the verse before. It reads,
“His speech was smooth as butter, yet war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.” (Ps 55:21 ESV)
I tried to stop thinking about this verse, but this Scripture came back to my mind again and again, like a boomerang. What was I to do with this verse? It seemed clear to me that we should both avoid flattering others ourselves, just as we should not trust anyone who turns out to be a sycophant. What just came to my mind was the image of the angel of light, Lucifer, the false light bearer.
After writing the last paragraph I went to bed shortly after midnight as I was too tired to keep writing. Sitting in the living room, I was typing on the phone which has been, at least on WordPress lately, more difficult than on the computer. This Saturday morning I awoke way too early, though. In my sleepiness I stayed in bed, resting in our Father’s and Jesus’ joyful and loving presence. Suddenly God reminded me of a longer vision I had about seven or eight years ago. This whole vision came alive again as if I had just seen it for the first time.
In this vision I found myself with God, our Father, who was sitting on my left side, on an uncomfortable metallic railroad bridge which was located high over the earth. The sky was blue and the sun was shining. It was a really pretty day, as one might say. In this lofty height I would have felt great fear if I had been all alone. But being that close to the Eternal God, every place in heaven and on earth turns into a secure shelter where you feel you have arrived at home, finally.
As we were both sitting there, He told me to look at what was beneath us unfolding before my eyes. Right at the outset I could not detect anything unusual. There was the scenic beauty of green hills, meadows and fields below. In the middle of these picturesques natural surroundings, there was a city which looked rather old. A medieval European town with many small and similar houses, as it seemed to me. As I somehow zoomed in on the rooftops, I saw a strange thing. All of these rooftops were connected with one another. Not one house stood there all by itself. And what was even more peculiar, there was a light coming up from this town down there through glass domes everywhere. These domes were arranged like a gridiron pattern. Still, that looked pretty neat, but somehow artificial, too. However, what seemed to be really weird to me was that this city was illuminated, even during the daytime!!
Out of the blue, I found myself under the rooftops without God’s visible presence any longer. I was standing in a huge building that looked like a mall. There were several floors to be explored, glass elevators going up and down and a number of stairways as well. However, first and foremost, there were many, many people buzzing around. They were coming from the left and from the right side, they were walking busily toward their different goals. But where did they go to? I tried to follow a few people who were going to the right. But after a few meters I realized that they were entering a dark room where a movie had just started. I was not interested and so I decided to ask someone where the exit was since I did not want to go shopping or else, either.
But alas, all of these people had turned their backs on me, hastily running to and fro in this colorfully illuminated building. As I had asked God about what I was doing there, I approached a hand railing that was right before me. From there I could look down into the basement which was about two or three levels beneath. In the basement there were not so many people, but a wall with a small door that opened up time and again. There was a big sign above the door that read “AIRPORT”. I watched these travelers coming in whenever this particular door in the basement opened. With their suitcases and other baggage they entered “the mall”. However, no one ever went into the opposite direction! That made me truly wonder, ‘Where on earth was the exit to this airport??’
Eventually, as I could not find any exit anywhere, I met a woman who told me where I could find a bathroom, at least. It seemed to me I had already stayed many hours in this unnatural building without breathing fresh air. I hoped that some water might have been a refreshing experience then. She told me that the bathroom was located in the basement, too. After going downstairs, I saw that there were less and less people as it got darker there as well. Even in the basement where all these people had come in from the airport, there was no exit at all. Finally I found an ugly room that looked like a bathroom. There were no people anymore as I found myself all alone. The illumination inside was far from bright and all the walls were covered with pale bathroom tiles. But even here, there was a light dome on the ceiling and, eventually, there was a sink with a mirror above. As I was washing my hands I looked into the mirror and, oh my God, I was really shocked!! What a frightening experience!! In fact, what I saw was not my face at all!! The longer I looked into this mirror, the more my face had been transformed into ‘something’ I could not relate to anymore. Alas, I could not recognize the former Susanne I had been. My heart was trembling with fear as I heard God say,
“This is the light from below.”
End of vision. The longer someone stays in this false light the devil offers, the more they will become estranged from what God meant them originally to be. The way by which we as Christians are drawn into Lucifer’s false light is almost always by flattery of sorts. Whether smooth talking Christian leaders or false “Christian” pleasures offered by today’s Laodicean church are concerned, this false kingdom of Satan exists. I recall when I shared this vision a few years ago with Michael Clark, he immediately shared the following Scripture with me.
“This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. (Js 3:15 KJV)
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