Oracles

“And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.” (Joel 2:28-29).

I hesitate to share.  How does one present what God has shown him?  If indeed it is God who has shown these things.  Anything and everything God may do with me, show me, or have me do is a testament to His grace and mercy.  I am a sinner saved by His grace alone.  Like John the Baptist, I am unworthy to even carry His sandals (Matthew 3:11).  I am not special, nor is there anything in me that is good.  All that is good is because of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ alone, and everything is for His glory.

This page will chronicle what God has revealed and done among those I know personally, and what God has revealed to me in my life.  Like other pages, it is a long term project that will be ongoing.

Miracles Witnessed

My grandfather was a servant of God and a preacher of God’s truth.  His grandfather was a circuit riding preacher in the Missouri area.  For a time, my grandfather conducted tent revivals up and down the coast of California preaching repentance and the powerful message of salvation in Jesus Christ.  During that ministry, my mother witnessed miracles.

There was a boy with a club foot.  My mother remembers my grandfather kneeling down and praying for that boy in the name of Jesus, and God healed his foot so he could walk normally.  She said that she watched the boy’s foot straighten out in my grandfather’s hands.  My mother witnessed a possessed person being set free, and she remembers one time a cloud of flying red ants flew right into the revival tent.  My grandfather prayed and she says the ants left as quickly as they came.

When I was around 11, we were at Church on a Sunday night.  There was an older man there who claimed to have the gift of healing from the Holy Spirit.  I had a severe dental problem.  I went forward and the man put his hands on my face.  I felt an incredible energy, the power of God, flow into my jaw.  The sensation was real and lasted for long minutes even after I walked away.  My dental issues were gone, and I know God healed me.

I have personally seen a woman healed from an issue of intense, chronic pain.  It was an immediate deliverance.  The pain has never returned.

I have a relative that prayed once that the Lord would reveal Himself to him.  We were coming home from picking him up at school and there was a massive flash of light that blinded me.  Within that light, he testifies that the Lord appeared for a moment to him.  Like the soldiers with Paul, I saw the light, but I did not see the Lord that time.  It was quite amazing.

God has answered many of my prayers positively.  Others the answer was no.  Either way, blessed is the name of the Lord forever.

Bring Another

My grandfather went on to serve in other ministries, and he spent a long time on the radio preaching the truth out of Claremore, Oklahoma.   When he was older, the Lord revealed to him when he was gone (he went to be with the Lord in 1993), that God would bring another up to continue on in ministry preaching God’s truth.  My grandfather shared that with his sister and others including my mother.  I believe  God fulfilled that promise to my grandfather in me.  I was 19 when my grandfather passed away, God began the process, and I will serve the Lord and preach His truth until the end of my life.

This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, having faith and a good conscience…” (1 Timothy 1:18-19a).

The Name Daniel

Prior to being born, one Sunday night after church, my mother was standing in the parking lot looking up at the stars praying.  It was then God revealed to her that she would have a son, and that my name was to be Daniel.  She did not know why that was the name given to me, and I did not for most of my life.  I believe God has now revealed it.

John the Baptist’s name means “God is grace.”  His life and ministry were linked directly to the first part of Jesus’ ministry which embodied the grace of God.  Jesus was the lamb of God who came to save sinners by His sacrifice on the cross.  While at Nazareth in Luke 4, Jesus revealed He was the Messiah by quoting from Isaiah 61 and telling them it was fulfilled in their hearing.

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord…” (Isaiah 61:1-2a).

It is very interesting that Jesus stopped right where He did.  The next part of verse 2 reads, “…And the day of vengeance of our God.”  Jesus has a two fold ministry.  The first was as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.  The second part is to come as the Lion of God who brings God’s vengeance.

I believe that God named me Daniel because my name means, “God is my judge.”  John’s name pointed and was linked with Jesus’ ministry of the lamb (grace).  My name points to and is linked with Jesus’ ministry as the lion (judgment).  Like Daniel, I walked in the lion’s den (this world), and he was given visions of the Messiah and his second coming among others.  My life from the beginning has been intimately connected to the the second coming of Christ.

I was saved at three years old in 1977, and I was baptized shortly afterward.  I do not remember life without Jesus in my life.  I felt called to ministry at seven years old, and I remember a preacher of God’s truth looking down at me on a Sunday night declaring, “I see the hand of God on this child.”  The Lord has been with me my entire life (testimony starts here).  I have served Him since I became an adult, and I preach His word and truth at every opportunity.

I believe Jesus is coming soon, repent of your sin and believe in Him unto salvation.

Dreams

When I was about three years old, I had a very specific dream that I can still see clearly even to this day. I was standing on some hills overlooking a town. It was during the day.  At the time, I could not say for sure which town it was but it was in the Middle East. As I got older, I believe the town was Jerusalem in Israel. While I stood there, the clouds began to come down. I realized later in life that I was actually going up into the sky. I ended up at a fence with a gate, and looking over the fence I could see a dinner party being prepared. There was a throne, and Jesus sat on the throne. It was a simple scene that my young mind could understand.

Note:  I did not know the Bible when I was three, nor did I have any concept of a rapture of the church when Christians will be changed to be like Christ, take off into the air, and return with Christ to Heaven for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

When I was thirty-three years old, I had another dream.  I think it is interesting that these two dreams were 30 years apart.  In this dream, I was standing in the same spot of my first dream, but rather than being day time everything was completely dark.  There was no stars and no moon.  Somewhere in the town north of me, there was a dim florescent light glowing.  Up in the sky to my right, there was a sudden flash of light, and something like a portal (door) opened in the sky.  Every possible color, in multiple shades, burst out in every direction, and Jesus was revealed in all His glory at the Second Coming.  It was the most beautiful imagery I’ve ever seen in my life.   I witnessed His coming.

I have had numerous dreams over the years of signs pointing to the Apocalypse, and they have been terrifying.  Three recently have been unsettling.  I am not saying these are prophecies, and I don’t know if any of these will ever really happen.

In one, I was in Melbourne, Australia, south of the city out along the coast.  I was at a house with a number of people.  A massive explosion (possibly nuclear) went off, and the shock wave traveled toward us across the water.  I’ve never been to Australia in my life, and I was surprised when I looked it up on the map and the topography of the area.  The dream was accurate.

In another one, there was a massive earthquake.  I was hovering high above the United States of America looking down at it, and I saw the entire country almost split in half from the Gulf of Mexico northward.  It was absolute, terrible devastation, and the ocean filled in the massive cracks in the ground.  It is possible my own home was destroyed too.

Another one was that some Americans would be taken hostage by radical, jihad Muslims within the United States of America.  Hidden away in homes within our own country.  That it would be done secretly, and that they would be held in bondage by their captors.  Another believer called me and told me they had a dream like this as well, and the person was stunned when I shared that I had a strikingly similar dream within days of their own.

Besides seeing Jesus in the dream after the rapture and second coming, I’ve had six others about Him.  In one He appeared to me from a bright light.  He was wearing a tan colored robe with a cowl.  His face was veiled, and He was holding His hands out to me.  In the next one, He was holding me as I cried.  In another I could only see His eyes.  Then once I dreamed He was teaching where I was at, ran to see Him, and ended up sitting down (knocked me off my feet) in the hallway being in complete shock as He came out of the room where I found Him.  In another, He was watching me as I led a line of children around a covered, outdoor area.  The last one, I was outside of a beautiful home with very green grass.  I was playing a game with a little, blond haired boy.  Jesus walked up to me and said, “You look like a man ready for a journey.”

The Lord has spoken directly to me two other times before this.  The first was in 2004.  I was filled with a great power and energy, which woke me up.  He said clearly, “Speak to my people.”  And the second time  was around 2011.  He said, “If you love Me you will obey Me.”  I am compelled and do my best to do both, and I find that I am ready for a journey.  I had that dream a year or so ago, and at the time I was not sure if I was ready.  Now I can say without a doubt, that yes, I am ready.

I had a dream that I talked about in this sermon here.   It too involved a journey, and I believe the Lord is revealing the meaning to me.  So far this is what I understand.  The beginning of my journey included rejection by my brothers, I would walk a long road alone with a great desire to go home (meaning with the Lord).  At some point, I will fulfill the ministry the Lord has given me as described.  I will be shepherd and lead the way for a flock, and it will be a church without walls.  I will face the enemy to protect them as is the duty of a shepherd.

6/9/15 –  The Lord appeared to me in a dream last night and said, “I have given you my words and a mouth to speak.”

7/30/15 – The Lord appeared to me in a dream and said, “Do you have anything to say?”  I replied, “If you are my Lord, you know my heart.”  Then it was like He looked right into the deepest part of my soul, and I could feel my heart on fire with my love for Him.  The powerful emotions were overwhelming.  I can’t even describe the intimacy of the experience.

8/5/15 – This is not a dream, but I can’t deny God’s hand in what happened today.  I listen to an audio Bible everyday in the car when I am driving.  I start in Genesis and go straight through the Bible.  It just so happens today I listened to 1 Samuel 17 on the way to work.  That is the chapter about David and Goliath from Gath.  I found out today in the news, archaeologists in Israel have discovered the gates of Gath.  Wow.

8/28/15 – Behold, I lifted my eyes to the heavens.  It was day and the blue sky was partially filled with white clouds.  Far above, a streak of brilliant, white light burned brightly as it flew across the sky.  It followed others left smokey trails in their wake.  Then my eyes followed the fireball as it came down and struck the earth in the far distance across a green field.  The explosion was massive, and a huge shock wave came toward me.   I knew my death was upon me, and I lifted my arms as I cried out to the Lord being released from my flesh.

12/6/15 – “There is nothing you can’t do with me. I am your strength.”

3/29/16 – I was walking in a wooded area with two other people.  A massive beast of a bear attacked us, and it was so large it grabbed me and one of the others in its mouth at the same time.  It cast us two to the ground a short distance away.  When I woke up this morning I felt the Lord’s presence, and I felt renewed and powerful spiritual strength in my inner man.

Visions

Visions means the Lord has shown me these things when I have been awake.

In one, I was standing in a dark room.  There was an anvil in the middle with a dim light shining down upon it.  Chain mail armor (like a shirt) was laid across it, and the armor was dusty and dirty.  I heard a voice, “This is your works.”  Then a fierce fire came down and burned over the armor, and when it withdrew the chain mail was shining bright and beautiful.  A few moments passed as I observed the result, and then I saw a vast room filled with all kinds of beautiful things.  I heard a voice say, “This is what they could be.”

Another was linked directly with the dream where the massive earthquake split the US almost in half.  I saw the vision the evening before I had the dream.  I was in Galveston, Texas and a massive tidal wave (hundreds of feet high) was coming in from the Gulf of Mexico.  We were fleeing northward and I saw the destruction as the wave was moving toward us.

Once, I found myself in something like a tunnel made from clouds that glimmered like mother of pearl.  There was a number of people there, and three I have known that have gone on to be with the Lord were in front of me.  They were not in physical bodies, but were spirits.  There was a solemness to it, and my grand father told me, “We love you.”  Then I moved upward in the passage to a set of stairs.  I knew that the Lord was up the steps, but I did not ascend them because I knew it was not yet my time.

Spiritual Beings

When I was three, a significant event happened one night when I woke up. My bedroom door opened toward the living room. From my bed I could see across the house to where the living room opened into the kitchen. It was dark, but I could see two forms outlined in white lines, but they were not solid. Meaning I could see through them. Closest to me was a being with wings, what I would call an angel. He was struggling with another that did not have wings. The angel had the other by both wrists, one in each hand. The one furthest from me was ugly, had a grimace on its face, had no hair, and pointed ears. I watched them struggle, not very long, then closed my eyes and went back to sleep. As you can imagine, I was frightened.

I would have thought perhaps that event was a dream, but one morning on a different day I woke up again. I looked into the living room, which was lit because the sun had risen. I again saw a non solid being outlined in white. I could see it even though it was not dark. I believe it was evil because it took on the form of something that scared me as a child. It was on the other side of the living room table from me and looked around the end of it at me. I decided it would be best to go back to sleep.

There have been many times where I have sensed or witnessed spirits with my own eyes, and I have rebuked the evil ones in the power and name of Jesus.  I know many believers who have these kinds of experiences too.  Some of the things I have personally witnessed are terrifying, but I am comforted because the Lord is with us and protects us.  We have nothing to fear.