I need to prepare you so you can understand how this happened to me. I am not one to have many dreams, as I usually have visions. I had felt to start a fast on Sunday and on Monday afternoon after prayer, I was so tired, I took a nap. Little did I know my nap would go from 3:30-8:00 p.m.
As I slept, I had a very vivid dream and when I awoke, I was screaming and I jumped out of bed! This dream was no ordinary dream and I knew I had to write. To protect the names of the people I saw in the dream, I will not speak their names. I recognized people in this dream whom I love and I tried through prayer and pleading to reach them, to no avail.
I saw two ocean ships. One was a cruise ship (like the love boat) and the other was a gray battleship. These ships were superimposed, one over the other, so there was an altered world existing in both ships for some time. There were many events overlapping and various things were going on in both ships, but the ships were VERY different. I felt the need to hurry, as I felt the ship was going to be leaving soon.
Both worlds existed together at the same time. The battleship I saw superimposed over the cruise ship, made me feel the urgency to reach those I could. Although it was a dream, I was alert to everything around me and full of sheer terror for those on the cruise ship.
I knew that the time was winding down, and I knew instinctively that there was only a small time before the ramps and doors be shut. I knew this time was planned, even before the world was created and I knew Jesus Christ was the commander and chief.
I did not know the exact time, but I could sense in myself that something of great magnitude was getting ready to happen within these two ships. I knew I had to hurry and reach as many as I could, but the longer my feet were in the cruise ship it became hard to get back to the battleship.
The only way I can describe it; it had a vacuum effect and each time I tried to reach people I knew, I could feel the vacuum or pull from the cruise ship to keep me there. Between the vacuum and the muck and mire, it became very hard to walk about the ship.
I saw the lively cruise ship, and on board were people whom I knew and know now. I saw people there whom I love so much, but I realized they had to make their own choices, but I can remember thinking, “How can I be without them, HOW?”
I begged Jesus for more time, but a process began to start. The two ships had been over each other and superimposed, where one could go from the battleship to the cruise ship for a time, but soon the shift started and the ships began to separate. Sliding sideways, I could feel the suction and vacuum as the separation sequence began.
What began to emerge with what appeared to be a gray battleship, as it pulled apart some distance it was not gray anymore, it was pure silver. I panicked as I saw the ships separating, but none of the people on the cruise ship knew what was going on, they all were oblivious to what was happening.
The cruise ship, during this sequence, began to emerge and the color was black, like it had been torched with fire. Still there was loud music and people partying like nothing bad could ever happen to them. They were making statements like, “You only live once, so live it up!”
The people there were all dressed in very provocative clothing and many went without clothing, walking about the ship seeking others to sodomize with their lusts. It seemed this ship had no moral compass at all. Others I saw were ‘swingers,’ trying to seduce others into their web.
I saw evil spirits manifest in all parts of the peoples body. The evil spirits in them had authority because the people gave it to them. I saw contracts these people made with Satan stamped on their foreheads and hands. These demons would manifest when I would come close because the light I carried with me exposed them, yet the people hated me and threw things at me. They would laugh and make fun of me when I tried to reach the people.
It did not matter how much I tried to win them over, none could accept what I said, and I knew they had gone past the point of no return and blasphemed the Holy Spirit. I did not want to believe my loved ones and people I knew were going to utter darkness. I realized they were sealing their quest into utter darkness, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.
I saw others partying and living it up with the people of this world. I heard the curses and the laughter as they made fun of Christians and were drunk and doing sexual acts in plain view, thinking that would “shock” others, but it only liberated the other ones in their drunken haze, that they joined in with all the debauchery.
All of them were drunk on something. For some it was power, others it was drugs, food and all sorts of deadly sins and in their haze, they proselytized others to join in. There were parents with children. The children were defiled with the sin of their parents and many at young ages were doing unspeakable things. Every type of sexual sin was being committed among the ones on board and some even with dogs and other pets they brought.
Sexual orgies seemed to be a major theme in all of the cruise ship, because as I walked in the superimposed arena, I could see within all the cabins and work related areas, because everyone was offering whatever pleasure they wanted.
Marriage had no covenant promise with it, they only said they were married to try to live up to earthy standards. I saw weddings being performed on deck between a man and a man and the homosexuals were lined up in row to marry as they shook their fist at God.
I saw ministers who condoned the things that God hates. These also had no idea what their pride had in store for them, because the quest they chose would be revealed in time. So many walked around as if nothing was wrong and through apathy and complacency, they thought if they did not participate with certain sins, they would be okay. I saw them in their pride and staunch attitudes; that they thought they knew better than God did.
I remember feeling sick to my stomach to see such things and how they even tried to seduce me, to no avail.
What was strange though, is I was fully dressed in a military uniform with insignia; the others on the cruise ship were not. I could see several other military types like me trying to reach the others before they were caught up in the mire of the decks. It seemed the more one walked from the battleship, the deeper the mire got.
Soon it became evident that the longer the troops stayed on the cruise ship, the more they jeopardized their rank and authority. The mire continued to rise, like water in the cruise ship and it seemed everyone had it on them. The only ones it bothered were the uniformed troops. The rest of the cruise ship was oblivious to it all and had no idea they were covered in muck and mire. None of the cruise ship people could see and they were blinded by the strong delusion that was on them because they chose to believe the lie.
“Now we beseech you, my brothers, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, that you should not be soon shaken in mind or troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word or letter, as through us, as if the Day of Christ is at hand.
Let not anyone deceive you by any means. For that Day shall not come unless there first comes a falling away, and the man of sin shall be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, setting himself forth, that he is God.
Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you?
And now you know what holds back, for him to be revealed in his own time.
For the mystery of lawlessness is already working, only he is now holding back until it comes out of the midst.
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the breath of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming, whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, so that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie, so that all those who do not believe the truth, but delight in unrighteousness, might be condemned,” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12.
“Therefore I solemnly witness before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is going to judge the living and the dead according to His appearance and His kingdom, preach the Word, be instant in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
For a time will be when they will not endure sound doctrine, but they will heap up teachers to themselves according to their own lusts, tickling the ear.
And they will turn away their ears from the truth and will be turned to myths.
But you watch in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fully carry out your ministry.
For I am already being poured out, and the time of my release is here.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.
Now there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that Day; and not to me only, but also to all those who love His appearing,” 2 Timothy 4:1-8.
I knew these people were all so desperately lost and some of them were those who once believed but had no root in themselves, and even some were former pastors who turned away.
We all know those who we cry for who are so desperately lost. Yet when I saw a pastor I knew who turned from the faith and caused his entire family to be given to Satan, I began to weep as I could see the solidified decision he made in his mind, and I heard the scripture, “whose conscience is seared with a hot iron.”
I came to understand fully in that moment what it meant to blaspheme the Lord. I became desperate in the dream to try and reach him but to do so, I would have to stay on the fringes of both worlds and I knew in my heart I couldn’t stay long. I have NEVER cried, wept and screamed in a dream the way I did in the hours I slept .
For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
He who despised Moses’ Law died without mercy on the word of two or three witnesses.
Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy of punishment, the one who has trampled the Son of God, and who has counted the blood of the covenant with which he was sanctified an unholy thing, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?
For we know Him who has said, “Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, says the Lord.” And again, “The Lord shall judge His people.”
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God,” Hebrews 10:26-30.
The cruise ship is like the world; as the ship was the only way the people could remain alive was on the ships. Both ships represent two worlds.
The first cruise ship is the natural carnal world with all its lust and desires.
The other gray battle ship that is super imposed over it, is the kingdom in this world and the people in that world those who suffer for HIS name sake to bring hope to nations and peoples, yet the gray symbolizes the gray area of Laodicea according to Revelations 3.
The waters that the world takes them represent the souls of mankind.
“And to the angel of the church of the Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Head of the creation of God, says these things: I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I would that you were cold or hot.
So because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
Because you say, I am rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing, and do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, I counsel you to buy from Me gold purified by fire, so that you may be rich; and white clothing, so that you may be clothed, and so that the shame of your nakedness does not appear. And anoint your eyes with eye salve, so that you may see.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; therefore be zealous and repent.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him and he with Me.
To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame and have sat down with My Father in His throne.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches,” Revelation 3:14-22.
It was during these times that I was able to reach into the cruise ship world where they were, that I tried to communicate with these whom I love. To my frustration, I was rejected.
I knew I had to go and I left and I screamed and was crying at them in frustration, but they could not hear me, to their own peril. I felt an invisible hand on my shoulder and knew I had to pull away, for all was done that could be done by me. As I walked away, looking behind and then turning back with my head down, I was sobbing for all those I loved and the souls who chose to go away from the Lord, and that I would see them no more.
Again the cruise ship that I saw masses of people on, were laughing as if nothing was wrong and all was OK. Remember I was seeing two ship superimposed on each other. The one I was on was “altered” into gray for me but they could not see me. At certain times I was able to get attention to warn, but in this dream, I had to let go of all those whom I have loved, because I love Jesus more.
Many of you need to let go of those who are keeping you bound to the world.
I noticed as I tried and tried to win those of the cruise ship, I was slowly being sucked into their arena. It is important to know when to let go. For God’s spirit shall not strive with man, and there will not be any man in heaven who did not choose to go there.
For many, the timing is just too late. The cruise ship seemed to be the way to go, yet my heart was grieved by the debauchery I saw and the disrespect for the Lord and the people were celebrating, as if it would never end to their own peril.
As the ships continued to divide apart, the vacuum suction became so strong. The last time I tried to warn a person, I had one foot in and my head, and it took all my strength to pray in Jesus name for release from the suction of the separation. As I continued to watch, the cruise ship passengers were still oblivious to anything happening around them.
As I watched from the deck of the silver battleship, the black cruise ship headed toward foreboding clouds. I could sense in my heart we were heading to deep waters. I felt it was for the greatest battle of souls the world had ever seen. Jesus made sure His remnant troops were ready, and we each had to make our own choice to serve. No one was forced to be there. Each person made his or her own decision to serve the Lord.
In the dream, I remember standing on the deck, watching the black ship go away with people I knew and loved. I sobbed and stood there for some time. My heart was so overwhelmed at the loss that I could not be comforted.
I remember when Jacob mourned over Rachael and I remember standing a long time. Then I fell on my face and just sobbed and sobbed. My heart was crushed. I could not be consoled.
I remember asking Jesus and thinking if there was something I should have, could have, done to help others to make it, and I felt like I failed the Lord. All the sudden, I felt a hand on my back and I knew it was Jesus, and what is more, He was sobbing too for the loss of those who rejected Him.
We feel a mild rejection when men leave us, but Jesus feels the entire world when they reject Him.
As I lay there, suddenly I was aware that warrior angels were around me. I did not dare look up, as I could see their brilliant bronze warrior boots and other armor, and I knew these angels did not play. I could feel serious authority around me, and although I felt afraid of them, at the same time, I felt secure. I knew these angels had fought many battles for the Lord.
Then I heard the Lord whisper in my ear…”These angels have been with you for a long time and they protected you and have encamped about you.”
I was so overwhelmed at the sheer strength I felt and the sound of the clanking of weapons they carry. I was shocked that such majestic beings were with me. After feeling so alone in my life, I was suddenly engulfed in amazement that I did not realize they were always there. I WAS INTIMIDATED AND AFRAID AT THE SAME TIME, yet when they they surrounded me, I felt a breeze as their wings moved over me and soon I fell asleep in my dream, yet I still could see the angels.
The Lord comforted me with warrior angels who had fought many battles for thousands and thousands of years. Jesus knew the heartache I suffered and he sent them to strengthen my heart.
After a while, I saw a large pitcher of oil on the deck and a flask of wine next to me. One of the angels began to pour oil on my head and then give me wine to drink and I began to feel strength in my body and insides too. I opened my eyes and I felt brand new inside, yet I still felt loss but not as before.
I was able to move past the loss, because I knew Jesus suffered more than I, and how can I be so selfish for the few I lost, when He is grieved for the masses?
No one was on that ship who did not choose to be there. They had all proved to Jesus they loved Him, by following Him and obeying His word.
Part Two will be published when available and released.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey