On April 9, 2020 (the day after Passover), while I was fasting and praying as part of a Solemn Assembly, God unexpectedly spoke this word to me:
“The Lord cometh! The Lord cometh! The Lord cometh! A fire goes before Him to devour His enemies! I am coming, a Holy God, terrible in judgment! Let all the earth be silent before Me!”
I turned to my husband and relayed the word. Because any valid “prophecy” must line up with scripture, we proceeded to search the Bible for confirmation. However, we couldn’t come up with any passage that combines both “judgement”, “devouring fire” and being “silent before God”. Stumped, I let it go.
Then, on June 1, 2020, while spending more time in fasting and prayer, out of the blue— the same exact word came! In over forty years of walking with God, I have never received the same prophecy twice! Anything God speaks twice is something to pay serious attention to. However, this time when the word came, it came with such power that it put me face-down before Him on the floor!
With my face to the ground, I began to experience the “terribleness” of God, the Spirit of the fear of the Lord, moving upon me like I had never known. Engulfed in His radiant holiness, weeping and wailing before Him, I couldn’t stop crying, “Holy! Holy! Holy! Purify me! Purify me! Purify me!”, over and over again for some time. I had never had such a keen awareness of His Awesome Sovereignty before, how He is nothing to be messed with. Only fearfully reverenced, deeply respected and quickly obeyed. I had a fresh realization and verbal confession of how He is to be worshiped from the rising of the sun to its going down! OUR lives are to revolve around HIM, not the other way around!
Moreover, while bowing and weeping before Him, it was undeniably clear that HE IS COMING–VERY SOON–and we had BETTER GET READY! The bride is to be in her bridal chamber, NOW, seeing to it that her wedding dress (robe of righteousness) is spotless and wrinkle free. There is only a SHORT WINDOW!
Let me clarify that I am not a believer in a pre-tribulation rapture. Several years ago I was led into a diligent search of the scriptures regarding the timing of the rapture. This was when I became a believer of mid or post- trib, vacillating between the two, though leaning toward mid-trib. Therefore, I personally believe we will go through at least some of what the Lord is warning of. Regardless, I do not believe Christians should allow our beliefs about the rapture to divide us. The Bible teaches us to ALWAYS be ready. I believe time is much shorter than we think.
After receiving this word for a second time, I spent several hours searching the scriptures for confirmation and further explanation. I found several verses describing devouring fire, such as Isaiah 29:6; 30:27;66:15-16, Malachi 3:2, Joel1:19, 20, 2:3,5, 30, and Revelation 18.
Warnings of a coming “devouring fire” are nothing new to me. God has been speaking to me about this for years now, from several of the passages listed above. Moreover, in 2012, chapters three and four of Malachi were clearly illustrated to me in a vision, wherein I saw the whole earth being devoured by fire, only leaving buried “diamonds” in the earth. These represented genuine lovers of Jesus, REFINED by the devouring fire, and declared to be “those that will be [His] when [He] makes up [His] jewels”. (Malachi 3:17)
Neither are warnings of soon-coming “judgment” new to me. Ever since early 2017, God has been RELENTLESSLY giving me various “Passover” warnings, both in prophetic dreams and Bible passages. The following passage has been given to me by God countless times, beckoning me into the Holy of Holies to know Him more intimately than ever before, in preparation for a coming major judgment:
“Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut the doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” (Isaiah 26:20-21)
However, searching through the prophetic books of the Old Testament, I could not find a passage that combined “fire”, “judgment” AND being “silent before Him”. That is, until I found it by “accident”!
The next day, while continuing my research, I stumbled onto a newfound “Passover” verse, of being “hid” in the midst of judgment. It was Zephaniah 2:30. When I backed up to read it in its context, I found,
“Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God: for the day of the Lord is at hand.” (Zephaniah 1:7)
I wondered if “hold[ing] thy peace” is defined by Strong’s as “silence”? Remarkably, it says, “To hush, hold peace [tongue], be silent, still.” (# H2013)
There it was in black and white!
Why is God warning us to “be silent before Him”? Because the Day of the Lord is close at hand!
“The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly…that day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness. A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities and the high towers. And I will bring distress upon men, that they walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord, and their blood shall be poured out like dust, and their flesh like the dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.” (Zephaniah 1:14-18)
Bible commentators explain that Zephaniah’s “Day of the Lord” has a double meaning, its immediate one being the destruction of Judah, which did, in fact, come to pass in 605 B.C. Secondly, they explain that it refers to the end- time global judgment that encompasses the great tribulation, ending with the second coming of Christ. This seems to clearly define the “judgment” and the “devouring fire” that God twice warned me of!
In retrospect, I now realize I have also been receiving warnings of the approaching “Day of the Lord” since 2012, warnings that have been greatly intensifying since 2017. However, not fully understanding what I was reading, I hadn’t recognized them as such–until now! (It doesn’t get any more spelled out than Zephaniah 1:7!)
Since I discovered Zephaniah, I have been glued to it, compelled by the Holy Spirit to read it at least weekly. As a result, I have found crucial information regarding who will be “judged” in the Day of the Lord, and who will be “hid” in it. This gives clues as to how to escape the judgment, or at the very least, be protected in it. Here is what I have gleaned:
A. Who will be judged:
- “The remnant of Baal” (Zephaniah 1:4) Baal is the demon entity worshiped as the Babylonian “sun god”, and repackaged as the Egyptian “RA” (the “mirror image” of the Pharaoh). “Baal worship” is nothing more than Lucifer (Satan) worship, who is a counterfeiter of the true “Sun of righteousness”, Christ Jesus (Mal. 4:2). Its roots go all the way back to the Garden of Eden when the serpent deceived Eve, and she and Adam preferred to “be as gods” rather than worshipers of God. The Luciferian cult of “Baal” and ‘RA” are today’s mystery religions, such as the Freemason Illuminati, (whose members believe they are gods), and is what the world governments are steeped in— including many of America’s government officials—and especially the UN. Interestingly, the same architecture found in the ancient “RA”-worshiping cult is sitting on the grounds of the Vatican and Washington D.C., with its symbolism inscribed on the American dollar. It will, of course, culminate in the tyrannical rule of the antichrist, who will be possessed by Satan himself. Baal worship is also ensconced in all forms of the occult, New Age, astrology, all forms of “black and white” witchcraft, sorcery, Satanism, Hinduism, Budda- worship and other idolatrous cults, as well as Hollywood and much of today’s secular music industry.
- “Those that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops” (1:5) Worship of the sun, moon and stars is the foundation of the above list of Baal worshipers. (1 Kings 23:5-11)
- “Those that worship and swear by the Lord and swear by Malcham” (1:5) Those who [pretend to] worship the One True God while serving Molech– the ancient god that people sacrificed their children to (essentially Satan). This is very reminiscent of today’s abortion industry, as well as the satanic child sacrifice ring which works closely with the global sex trafficking industry. These industries are intertwined with the above Freemason Illuminati and the institutions that represent it, such as the Vatican and others. The label someone places on their god-of-choice, however, is irrelevant. God commands, “Thou shalt worship no other god.” (Ex. 34:14) Those who are serving “two masters” are on this list.(Mat. 6:24)
- “Those that are turned back from the Lord.” (1:6) Backslidden Christians.
- “Those that have not sought the Lord nor enquired of him.” (1:6)
How to escape being judged in the Day of the Lord:
“Gather yourselves together, yea, gather yourselves together…Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, before the day of the Lord’s anger come upon you.
Seek the Lord, all ye meek (“humble, lowly”, #H6035) of the earth, which have wrought (“practiced” #H6466) his judgment (“justice, including a particular right or privilege”, #H4941); seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid (“to hide, be absent, keep close, conceal, hide self, keep secret” #H5641) in the day of the Lord’s wrath.” (Zephaniah 2:1-3)
First, God is mercifully pleading with the inhabitants of the earth, giving them space to repent and turn to Him before destruction arrives! For those who have already humbly surrendered their hearts and lives to Him, He exhorts them to deepen their commitment to Him by doing the following:
- Seek God Himself, drawing near to Him in the Secret Place to know Him more and more intimately. (Philippians chapter 3) To intimately know Him is to be transformed into His likeness. (2 Cor. 3:18)
- Seek righteousness, being careful to study, know and be a doer of His Word. (Joshua 1:8, Matthew 6:33, James 1:22) The just shall live by faith, and faith comes by hearing the Word of God. (Romans 1:17, 10:17)
- Seek deeper humility and meekness, asking God to expose and purge out any pride and rebellion. (Psalms 139:23-24) God resists the proud. He gives grace to those who are humble and submissive to Him. (James 4:6-10, 1 Peter 5:5-10)
After thoroughly studying Zephaniah, one morning in prayer God brought to my attention something in particular that is inciting His fiery judgment: Besides the obvious, that the “mystery of iniquity” is quickly coming to a head (lawlessness is coming to its ripest level), I received a heightened sense of God’s indignation over how His “rainbow”, (the sign of His covenant promise to never again destroy the earth by flood), is being represented by large populations. He will, indeed, be faithful to keep that covenant promise. However, because of how His rainbow is being represented, tauntingly flaunted in His face daily, instead of flooding the earth with water He will send FIRE! It is impossible to wave rainbows in the air touting and continuing in what God’s Word forbids, abort millions of babies, torture and murder children, traffick drugs and sex slaves, worship everything under the sun that God has created, (even including the sun, moon and stars), and NOT incur judgment:
“Whereby, the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men…Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.” (2 Peter 6, 7, 14)
Finally, more recently I stumbled on the last missing piece of the prophecy, found in Psalm 50:
“The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the Earth from the rising of the sun to the going down thereof…Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that He may judge His people. Gather my saints together unto me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice. And the heavens shall declare His righteousness: for God is judge Himself. Selah.” (Verses 1-6)
When I found this account of God Almighty announcing “His coming” with “a fire going before Him”, I was shocked to discover that while I had been on my face experiencing the “terribleness” of God, freshly realizing and confessing that He is to be worshiped “from the rising of the sun to its going down”, I was unknowingly quoting this very same Psalm! I promise you, until I found these pieces of the prophecy and my response to it in Psalm 50, I had no idea—which confirms it even more, if you ask me!
Remarkably, this is also a double confirmation of what Zephaniah taught above, as many Bible commentators agree that this, too, refers to the day of the Lord’s judgment ending with the coming of Christ!
This Psalm, which contains undertones reminiscent of Matthew chapter 24, is addressed to those who erroneously interpret God’s “silence” to mean He will never call them into account for their sin. He won’t remain silent much longer!
However, Psalm 50 adds an additional layer to Zephaniah’s “Day of the Lord”, teaching that judgment will begin with the house of God, (publicly), for the purpose of purging His church! Portions of this Psalm are an outright rebuke of formalism and pharisaical hypocrisy (verses 8-13), a call for God’s people to return to a lifestyle of wholehearted thanksgiving and praise, holy obedience, and trust in God (verse 14,23)– prompting Him to “deliver those who call upon Him in the day of trouble.” (Verse 15) Interestingly, this is the same exact underlying message relayed in my prophetic warning dream to America on Oct. 1, 2019. (For more details on overcoming ritualism and religious hypocrisy revealed in the dream, go to blogs and read Is God Your All-Consuming Fire?)
To further confirm that the Day of the Lord is quickly drawing near, with judgment soon to begin with the house of God, while studying Psalm 50 on my cell phone Bible app the morning I discovered it, an unmistakable You Tube subscriber notification popped up in front of my face. It was entitled,
“LET GOD BE JUDGE.”
If you have not come to the Cross to have your sins washed away, submitting your heart and life to Christ as Lord and Savior, do it now! If you are backslidden, come back to Him now! If you have unchecked sin in your life, repent now! If you are knowingly right with God, He is calling you to go deeper in your relationship with Him.