Re: Personal Testimony,
May 15, 1972
January 13, 1982
Since my earliest days of knowing the Lord, He has spoken to me in words and through visions
and dreams, even through songs. As I have grown older, the visions have given way to more
spoken words and dreams.
God's Word confirms what I have experienced over the years and is verified by the examples
found in the lives of many biblical figures, such as Ezekiel, Daniel, Zechariah, John, and Paul to
name a few.
"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me." (John 10:27 NASB)
"And it shall be" in the last days, God says, "I will pour from My Spirit on all flesh, and
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy;" "and your young men shall see visions,"
"and your old men shall dream dreams." (Acts 2:17 LITV)
I am not sure whether every Christian experiences all these manifestations of the Lord (i.e.,
words, visions, dreams, and songs), but I do know that all should experience some of them. At
any rate, all I can testify to is that, by God's grace, it seems that I have been gifted by receiving
all four in my walk with the Lord.
I might add that the first vivid dream I recall occurred about a decade before the Lord broke into
my life in a way that I personally began to know Him. I know He knew me and called while in my
mother's womb; He has confirmed this to me more than once.
Well, the first dream came in the early morning hours of May 15, 1972 , when I saw a man who
looked familiar, but I could not place a name to the face. His hair was slicked back, and he sort
of looked like one of those old-time gangsters you see in the movies. He had just eaten a meal
and was shot in the stomach. I had no idea who the man was until later that very same day I
heard the news report that George Wallace, the former governor of Alabama, had been shot in
the stomach after eating, I think, a hamburger. By the way, he usually slicked back his hair.
The second vivid dream came on January 13, 1982 , when I saw an airplane crash into a
bridge. I saw the color of the airline on the tail and even the number of people that escaped from
the wreckage. As I recall, the number of survivors was small. Again, as I watched the news of
that day, the hair on my arms stood up as I saw pictures of the very same thing I saw in my
dream. An Air Florida commercial plane had crashed into the 14 th St. Bridge in Washington,
I share these things for one purposeā€“to make the point that the many prophetic words, visions,
and dreams that are shared in the following prophetic postings come from a history with the
Lord. Whether they are all from the Lord or interpreted properly, I leave to the reader to discern.
I make no claim to perfection in this matter.
I offer them with a desire that they will be an encouragement to some and an exhortation to all
to press on toward the goal for the prize for the upward call of God in Christ Jesus, for the day
of Christ is near. The kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ is coming to reign over the nations
of this earth. Our Lord Jesus is coming!