A message for the Church:
Early this morning, water was shown pouring out of a faucet. Soon after, another vision was shown with water again pouring out of a faucet. But this water was being poured with force and abundance. Both visions are symbolic of the latter-day outpouring of the Holy Spirit which also includes prophecies. (Joel 2:28).
A couple of days ago, an open transparent bag containing fresh watermelon slices was shown hovering in the air – but its meaning somewhat eluded me. (This was the prophetic result of the water pouring out of the first faucet.) It wasn’t until this morning when another vision was shown that the meaning of the watermelon was clearly revealed and understood. (This was the prophetic result of the water forcefully pouring out of the second faucet.) In this vision the numbers 1, 2 and 3 hovered in the air. The number 1 had been raised up above the other two numbers and was made of a cloud-like substance. The other numbers remained side by side and were made more of an opaque substance.
A watermelon is a sweet fruit that contains an abundance of water and large seeds. It follows that this fruit was shown to symbolize people who are born of the Spirit – born of water and of incorruptible seed (the word of GOD).
“Now the parable is this: The seed (in the watermelon) is the word of God (active in our hearts). ” (Lk. 8:11)
“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides for ever.” (1 Pet 1:23)
“He chose to give us birth through the word of truth (His Word teaches us the plan of salvation and the means by which we can be born again of the Spirit) that we would be a kind of firstfruits (keyword) of His creation. (James 1:18)
The raised Number 1 – made of cloudlike substance – symbolizes Jesus Christ who has already been raised up to heaven and who is biblically identified as the “Firstfruits”. The Number 2 symbolizes born-again Believers also biblically identified as a kind of firstfruits. But they have not yet been raised up. For now they are being preserved for a specific time (stored in a transparent bag). By contrast the number 3 symbolizes those who are lost and who will also be raised in the future to confront the great white throne judgement. The Bible teaches that these two groups will be separated by a period of 1,000 years.
“For now is Christ risen from the dead and becomes the Firstfruits of them who slept. For since by man came death by Man came also the Resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits (#1) afterward they who are Christ’s at His coming (#2). Then comes the end……For He (Jesus) must reign (1,000 years after He returns) till He has put all enemies under His feet. ” (1 Cor. 15:20-25)
“But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the First Resurrection. Blessed and Holy is he who has part in the First Resurrection on such the second death (#3) has no power but they shall be Priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.“ (Rev. 20: 5-6)
It is my personal opinion that no one absolutely knows the timing of the raising up (rapture) of the born-again Firstfruits. Some believe in a pre- or mid- or post-tribulation rapture. That there is so much disagreement and contention on the timing was perhaps intentional. If the rapture takes place at the midpoint or endpoint of tribulations instead of the beginning, many will be caught unaware and unprepared to cope. GOD wants us to live our lives based on faith in His redemptive plan and not solely based on the expectancy of the rapture. Even still, that these visions were shown might suggest that the rapture is nearer than we know. Faithful Believers who are still alive on earth at that time will witness the greatest change and grandest event ever! The clarion call to prepare and be ready continues.
“Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.” (Tit. 2:12-13)
Keep the Faith,