Never thought I’d write about this. Maybe because I didn’t know what it meant. For years, I’ve had this reoccurring dream. I think I started having it in my late teenage years, possibly early teenage years. I’m 31 now. I don’t have this dream every week, every month, or even every year. But I know I’ve dreamed this dream at least six or seven times... give or take a time or two.
It's always the same scenario. The same reactions. Everyone in the dream always has the same response. But this time, it was slightly different. The feeling in the atmosphere was the same but more intense. I just so happened to be fasting when I had the dream this time. In times past, I never asked God about its meaning. I didn’t really think it had a meaning. I just took it to be a weird, reoccurring dream.
But this time, I prayed about it. I figured there’s no way I could have the same dream over and over again for years without it having meaning. I also remembered what Daniel said before he interpreted King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.
Daniel replied, “No wise man, enchanter, magician or diviner can explain to the king the mystery he has asked about, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.
(Daniel 2:27- 28 NIV)
And my God, He is not a liar. He indeed reveals mysteries when it is time for them to be revealed. Thanks be to God, my mystery dream that I’ve had for roughly 15 years or so has been revealed. I’ll tell you the dream first and then I’ll tell you how God revealed the interpretation.
In the dream, I am always outside. It’s usually either nighttime or dusk. There are always people around me in the dream. Sometimes family, sometimes strangers. We are all engaging in normal activities… nothing special. Nothing to write home about.
Then suddenly, I look up at the sky and there it is. The same vision that always frightens me and everyone else in the dream. It’s scary because what we see shouldn’t be. What we see is illogical, but we can’t argue against it because we’re looking right at it.
When I look up, I always see two large full moons hanging in the sky. There’s no mistaking it. Everyone is witnessing two full moons in close proximity to each other. And it’s always weirdly terrifying because no one knows what to make of it.
There are other times when I have this dream and instead of seeing two moons in the sky, I see earth. Although we are obviously on earth in the dream, I would see Planet Earth in the sky. Again, everyone is petrified, and no one knows what’s going on or how this is so.
Recently, I had the same dream. Yet it was, as I said, slightly different. Again, I am outside amongst others, and I look up and see the two moons. But I also see a couple of Planet Earths in the sky in addition to the two moons. It looked to be maybe three earths and two moons. But this time, I wasn’t really frightened. Instead, I seemed almost excited.
This time I said, “It’s my dream! It’s my dream!” I said this as if I couldn’t’ believe that my dream had become a reality. I knew in the dream that what I was seeing was a reoccurring dream come true (dreams can be odd, huh?). So, I ran inside and told my brother to come look. I remember one of my cousins being there as well.
We go outside and they look up at the sky. They are appalled. And then, this feeling of lost hope fell on all of us. Because this time, everyone in the dream knew what this meant. It was the beginning of the end.
As the dream closed, I saw flashes of the galaxy appear before my eyes in a fast blur. The Sun. Saturn. Giant Stars. They all pop-up in front of my eyes in fast, short clips. It was as if everything was whirling around swiftly to meet its end.
And that was the end of the dream.
I woke up, splashed cold water on my face, and headed into the living room to sup with Jesus. I dropped down on my knees with my face towards our carpeted rug and asked God to reveal to me the meaning of this dream. Then, I went on about my Bible reading for that day.
Before I prayed, I had a fleeting thought of what I assumed the dream meant. I thought about the scripture that mentions there would be signs and wonders before the end of time. I also thought that if I came across that scripture, then I would know for sure what the dream meant. This was a thought. I didn’t talk to God about this. I didn’t pray to Him about it. It was a mere thought. I only prayed that God would reveal the meaning of the dream.
It was a weird round-about way of how God led me to the same scripture I was thinking about. But He did just that. As I was driving to work, the words on the back of this 18-wheeler stuck out to me. It said “Vanguard” on the back. Since God has undoubtedly talked to me through license plates, billboards, and words on vehicles in times past, I Googled “vanguard in the bible” to make sure I wasn’t missing a word from Him.
The Google search led me to Joel 2, which mentions God being a vanguard of sorts for His people. Basically, vanguard meant God would be the leader in His army and that the day of the Lord would be great, but also dreadful. "The day of the Lord … umm", I thought. My interest was piqued. I kept reading. And as I did, there laid the interpretation to my dream.
I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke.
(Joel 2:30 NIV)
There I was reading my very thought… the very same scripture that I thought about that morning was now in my face in print. God led me right to it. It didn’t register in my mind that Joel 2 was the same scripture I thought about earlier that day. The scripture I was thinking about was in Matthew 24. So, while reading Joel, I had no clue God was about to reveal my mystery dream. Imagine my surprise.
And so, that is why I am writing to you today. In the dream, I said, “It’s my dream, it’s my dream!” because I couldn’t believe my dream had become a reality. When Jesus finally cracks the sky, it will feel like a dream. But it will be a reality.
For so long, we have been taught about the 2nd coming of Christ. We have been told about the end times. God has warned us to keep watch because we don’t know when He’s coming. But for some, talks of Christ returning is nothing more than a fantasy. But when it happens, we will all stand around looking up as if there are two moons in the sky. Because what was illogical for many, will be reality. And no one will be able to deny it because we will all be witnesses to this beautiful, terrifying event.
I also told you that the galaxy, planets, and solar systems flashed before my eyes. As if they were whirling away. As if they were disappearing. Scripture supports this visual.
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
(Revelations 21:1 NIV)
I told you that there was a deep sense of dread once everyone was aware of what was happening. It was gloomy. It was a heavy sense of lost hope. It was absolutely terrible. And for some, those who didn’t know God or accept Him as Lord, the great day of the Lord will be a dreadful day.
See, the day of the Lord is coming —a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger— to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.
(Isaiah 13:9 NIV)
No one wants to read a doom and gloom end times article. I know. I get it. But I have to give you what was given me. I haven’t randomly dreamed this dream for almost 15 or so years as I initially thought. God gave me this dream again along with its interpterion when He knew I would write about it.
I wouldn’t have written about it prior to now because I didn’t fully understand my purpose. But now that I know God called me to write what He gives me, I write. God’s timing is perfect. I teared up writing this. God is calling for us to turn to Him. Please, don’t harden your heart. Repent and walk in obedience to Him.
In the dream, when we all realized it was the end, nothing else mattered. In the dream, I thought about how trivial everything else was prior to that ending moment. As King Solomon said, “It’s all meaningless”. Stressing about a job, petty arguments, fighting, bickering, money, prosperity all of it means nothing. What matters is making sure we feel excitement, not lost hope, when the end comes.
God puts before us life and death. Choose life (Deuteronomy 30:15) Choose God now to aid you in your earthly walk. And choose God now so that you can live in eternity with Him when the universe melts away in a flash.
Can you imagine it? Living in heaven? Streets of glimmering gold as pure as glass. Gates of majestic pearls. Walls and foundations decked out in the finest jewels known to mankind. The heavenly host of angels. The glory of the Lord shining so brightly that there is no need for the sun, moon, or stars. No more pain. No more death. It will be beautiful. More beautiful than we can ever imagine.
I need to get there. I want you to get there. So, let’s get there. That’s all I have for you today. I wish you all well but most importantly I pray you find Christ. If you have found Christ, I pray you keep Him. This is my last hurrah for 2021. God has been good to us this year. Let’s thank Him for giving us one more year to get it right. If it's the Lord’s will, I’ll see you over in 2022.
May God bless you and keep you.
Quin Arrington's debut book "And Then You Shall Have Good Success: Attaining Good Success God's Way" is available on Amazon in paperback and eBook format. Link to book listed below.