The Big Prophetic Picture: Part 2
Feb 10, 2006
On March 26, 1986, nearly 20 years ago, I was taken in the spirit to Saudi Arabia where an angel revealed some very specific events that were about to happen. Quoting from my notes on that day:
"I suddenly found myself ina somewhat dark, dungeon-like room. The first thing I see is a black, hairy, bear-like beast. However, the angel has it chained and is guarding the beast. Then my angel speaks:
"Ramadan. Watch the month of Ramadan."
"Why?" I asked.
"I must then release the beast you see before you," he replied matter-of-factly. I look at the beast, as it sullenly glares at me, its eyes glowing red.
"What is this beast? What is his job (purpose)?"
This is the beast of war, to be released when peace is taken from the earth. It hungers after the flesh of men and lusts after blood."
"Why is it in Saudi Arabia?"
"It was sent here by the Church in their hatred for the Arabs. They think they do God a service by thus supporting the Jews." I was surprised by this asnwer and could not think of a reply at first. After a short pause, the angel continued, "There is a like beast in Jerusalem, sent by those who hate the Jews. Both have been commissioned by the Church TO DEVOUR MUCH FLESH."
"What can be done about them?" I asked.
"Nothing. Only guard them until the appointed time. Keep watch over them, that they be not released before their time." With that, I returned to the restaurant (where I received the vision).
My first reaction to this was that this beast referred to so-called "Russian Bear." After all, we were still in the "Cold War" back in 1986 with no end in sight. But after a few months, it struck me that the angel had quoted Daniel 7:5, which reads,
"And behold another beast, a second, like to a BEAR . . . and they said thus unto it, ARISE, DEVOUR MUCH FLESH."
I knew then that this was the Bear of Medo-Persia, the same one that the prophet Daniel encountered in spiritual warfare (Dan. 10:13-20). The only difference is that the angel spoke of TWO bears, not just one. Also, the Bear that I saw had a gold tooth--very strange.
Two years after this vision, God spoke a Word on Feb. 26, 1988 that we were engage in spiritual warfare against this Bear and to take him captive. The reason was this: There had been a long on-going war between Iran and Iraq since September of 1980. We were to engage in spiritual warfare to stop this war, for if we did not do so, America would soon be drawn into it, and we would send a half-million troops to the region. We were to call for prayer warriors and have this "army" in place and in agreement by July 26, 1988. The battle itself was to be engaged on August 2-3, 1988.
We followed these instructions, and in those days we found 153 prayer warriors who responded to the call. Yet we knew also that this would be a "temporary" victory--in other words, it would only postpone the inevitable. For how long? We did not know.
On July 26, 1988 Iraq began to pull back and withdraw its troops from the disputed territory in Iran, and the war quickly came to an end.
Yet we held the prayer campaign on August 2-3 as instructed, and took the Bear captive. Apparently, the vision I had been given in 1986 of the bear in captivity was fulfilled in 1988 on August 2,3.
One year later, on Aug. 2-3, 1989 we had to release the Bear from captivity. And, of course, one year after that, on the night of August. 2-3 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. This drew the United States into the conflict, and we sent a half million troops to the region.
After the war ended, Public Television ran a special report about the headquarters of the United States Army in an underground bunker in Saudi Arabia. I watched it with fascination, as they took the camera team down into what they called "the dungeon." There, they interviewed General Schwartzkopf, who, they said, was called "THE BEAR." When he smiled, and I saw his gold tooth, I was dumbfounded. I then knew the meaning of the vision. PBS was showing me in 1991 the prophetic fulfillment of the 1986 vision.
But what about the second bear? That will be shown in our next web log.
This is the second part of a series titled "The Big Prophetic Picture." To view all parts, click the link below.