The Resurrection

of the USA
A Word of Hope

Prospering in the Midst of Chaos and Disruption

Joseph G. Sweet

DEDICATION

I

dedicate this book to the Lord Jesus Christ who bore all my guilt
and shame on the cross, washing me clean in His own precious
blood and redeeming me back to union with God, in whose pres-

ence is “fullness of joy”

I also dedicate this book to people everywhere who God loves

with an everlasting love. It is my hope that the words on these pages
will be a warning that will draw the reader closer to the Lord
Jesus Christ and prepare each one to prosper and shine in the days
that are now upon us.

“Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every

man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in
Christ Jesus.” Colossians 1:28

The Resurrection
of the USA
A WORD OF HOPE
Prospering in the Midst of Chaos and Destruction

Joseph G. Sweet

The Resurrection of the USA
Copyright © 2015 by Joseph G. Sweet.
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Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are from the New
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Contents
Preface

6

Chapter One

Dreams and Interpreting Dreams 9
Chapter Two

Vision of the Future of the USA 19
Chapter Three

Prospering During Economic Woes 36

Chapter Four

The Coming Lawlessness

42

Summary 51

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PREFACE

I

had a supernatural encounter with the Living God in the fall of
1977.
It began with a dream of the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus

Christ and continued over the next several days. Prior to having this
vision in the night I had been unfamiliar with what the Bible said
about the Second Coming of the Lord. However, in that encounter I
saw things supernaturally revealed which were later confirmed to me
in the Bible. It rocked my world!
“For God may speak in one way, or in another, yet man does not
perceive it.

15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep

falls upon men, while slumbering on their beds, 16 Then He opens
the ears of men, and seals their instruction.”

Job 33:14-16

As I awoke the Holy Spirit rested upon me and made me know

that I was not ready for His Second Coming. He also made me realize
that I needed to repent, be washed from my sins by faith in Jesus and
must surrender my life to Him. At that point I irrevocably gave my life

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to Christ and said, “Yes!” to His call to preach His Word. I have the privilege of continuing to say, “Yes!” to him each day and, by the grace of
God I have been serving Him for the last 38 years.

Since that first prophetic dream, through God’s mercies, I have

had innumerable prophetic dreams from the Lord. God has used these
encounters in the night to reveal things to come, to give words of wisdom, lead me to prosper, to expose demonic plans, give warnings of
danger, show me things to pray for, and bring revelation that gives
hope and courage. Some words given through these night visions
have been for me personally. Others words from the Lord have been
for other individuals or the congregation that we pastor in Southern
California. Still other words have been for the USA or other nations.
Many people throughout the earth are having prophetic dreams from
the Lord Jesus. We are living in the “last days” when God is pouring out
His Spirit on all flesh.

In this small book I have written a series of revelations given by

the Lord Jesus Christ, concerning the USA, which I received beginning
in 2007. These revelations are prophetic words that contain HOPE for
the future of the USA. They include wisdom and counsel on what is
coming and how to successfully navigate the unprecedented days
ahead. While it is true that we are headed into some of the darkest
days of our nation’s history, the darkness will not overcome the approaching and unprecedented glory that will be seen in this nation.
We are entering the most glorious time in church history!

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In Chapter 1 that follows, we will begin by reviewing a little

bit of what the Bible says about (1 ) dreams and visions, and ( 2 ) interpreting dreams. I will share a couple of prophetic dreams in order to
illustrate their impact and how God uses them to speak to us today.
As God has done for thousands of years, He continues today to use
dreams and visions to speak His Word to us, if we are willing to listen.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will
pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters
shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men
shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall
prophesy.” - Acts 2:17-18
“But He (Jesus) answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not
live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the
mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4

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CHAPTER ONE
Dreams and Interpreting
Dreams

***

G

od uses dreams to warn and guide his people. In the first two
chapters of the Gospel of Matthew, four (4) times God spoke

to Joseph through dreams to guide him as he led Mary and the Lord
Jesus Christ when He was a small child.
In Matthew Chapter 1, Herod wanted to find out where the
Christ child was in order to kill him. Through a dream the Lord warned
the wise men from the East not to return to Herod. God did this to

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preserve His Son.
In Genesis 37, the Lord used dreams to speak to Joseph about
his destiny.
In Genesis 41 God gave Pharaoh dreams which Joseph interpreted. These dreams and their interpretations were God’s warnings
and wisdom to save a nation and the surrounding nations from famine.
In 1 Kings 3:5-15 God appeared to Solomon in a dream. This
was real. Solomon’s answer to the Lord’s question in the dream had
real implications and resulted in God blessing Solomon with a gifting
of unprecedented wisdom. Because the Lord Jesus, saints or angels
appear in dreams does not make it any less real. God speaks through
dreams!

When God speaks through dreams, He can speak plainly, so

that there is no need of interpretation, such as when He told Joseph
not to be afraid to take Mary as his wife (Matthew 1:20-21), or when
God told Joseph to flee with Mary and the Christ child to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-14).

In some dreams the Lord chooses to speak through symbolic

images, pictures, types and shadows. Dreams like this require interpretation. Genesis 41:15-36 records two dreams that Pharaoh had.
These dreams could not be interpreted by human reasoning, logic or
speculation. They had to be interpreted by Divine revelation. Joseph
knew that in himself he did not have the interpretation, but the interpretation was given to him by God.
“And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, and there is no one
who can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that you can understand a dream, to interpret it.” 16 So Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying,

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“It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.”
17

Then Pharaoh said to Joseph: “Behold, in my dream I stood on the

bank of the river.

18

Suddenly seven cows came up out of the river, fine
looking and fat; and they
fed in the meadow. 19 Then
behold, seven other cows
came up after them, poor
and very ugly and gaunt,
such ugliness as I have
never seen in all the land

Flight Into Egypt

of Egypt.
and ugly cows ate up the first seven, the fat cows.

20

21

And the gaunt

When they had

eaten them up, no one would have known that they had eaten them, for
they were just as ugly as at the beginning. So I awoke.
22

Also I saw in my dream, and suddenly seven heads came up on one

stalk, full and good.

23

Then behold, seven heads, withered, thin, and

blighted by the east wind, sprang up after them.

24

And the thin heads

devoured the seven good heads. So I told this to the magicians, but there
was no one who could explain it to me.” 25 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh,
“The dreams of Pharaoh are one; God has shown Pharaoh what He is
about to do:

26

The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven

good heads are seven years; the dreams are one. 27 And the seven thin
and ugly cows which came up after them are seven years, and the seven
empty heads blighted by the east wind are seven years of famine.
28 This is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh. God has shown Pha-

raoh what He is about to do.

29

Indeed seven years of great plenty will

come throughout all the land of Egypt;

30

but after them seven years of

famine will arise, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt;
and the famine will deplete the land. 31 So the plenty will not be known in

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the land because of the famine following, for it will be very severe.
32

And the dream was repeated to Pharaoh twice because the thing is

established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. 33 “Now therefore, let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the
land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over
the land, to collect one-fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the
seven plentiful years.

35

And let them gather all the food of those good

years that are coming, and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh,
and let them keep food in the cities.

36

Then that food shall be as a re-

serve for the land for the seven years of famine which shall be in the land
of Egypt, that the land may not perish during the famine.”

From Verse 25 through 36 Joseph tells Pharaoh what God has

revealed to him. Both dreams are one (the same message). The cows
represent years. The heads ( of grain) are also years. The dream was repeated twice to Pharaoh because the thing is established by God and
God will shortly bring it to pass.

After

interpreting

the

dreams Joseph then continues
speaking to Pharaoh with words
of wisdom and instruction from
God given to Joseph in regard to
the coming years of plenty and

Joseph interpretting Pharaoh’s
dream. Reginald Arthur 1894

years of famine which the dreams
spoke about. Where did Joseph get this wisdom and understanding?
How would anyone know that a cow represented a year?
In Genesis 41:16 Joseph said to Pharaoh: “It is not in me; God
will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.” As mentioned previously,

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dreams like this cannot be interpreted by human logic, reasoning or
speculation. They must be interpreted by Divine revelation.
So after Joseph interpreted the dreams for Pharaoh, God continued
speaking to him; giving him Divine counsel and wisdom for the situation. This has been my experience innumerable times since 1977.
Many times when I receive a dream from the Lord, upon awakening
the Lord will begin speaking to me. He will walk me back through the
dream and explain it to me. He will tell me what each person, place,
thing, feeling or experience means. Often He will then continue with
more information, wisdom and counsel as He did with Joseph. The
reason I am saying this is that this is how I received the words from the
Lord related to the night visions I am about to share with you. I did
not interpret the dreams myself, but rather the Lord spoke to me and
interpreted them. Often, after interpreting the vision He will continue
speaking to me with wise counsel.

A Dream Alerting Me to My Mother’s Death

In 2002 I received a dream from the Lord concerning my moth-

er. It illustrates how God interpreted the night vision and the words
of counsel He spoke afterwards. As you read further in this book, I will
share some prophetic visions concerning the USA. In those experiences, the Lord spoke to me and then interpreted the dreams as I awoke.
DREAM: I was with my mother in her Ford van, driving down
a highway toward her home in the town where she lived. It was dark
outside, about 9:00 pm and raining. She was driving and I was in the
front passenger seat. We had been driving along the highway, without incident, for quite some time. Then she casually slowed down
and pulled off the highway into the parking lot of a small strip mall. I

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thought she was going to stop and maybe go into a store. Instead she
kept driving slowly, turned around in the parking lot and was heading
back out toward the highway to continue driving home.
Directly in front of us in the parking lot was a puddle of water that
looked like it was about twelve (12) feet in diameter and about three
(3) inches deep. Of course this would be something that she would
normally just drive right through. As she drove into the puddle, it
turned out to be very deep quicksand. The van made an immediate
nosedive and, in only a few seconds, sunk completely beneath the surface of the parking lot.
Shocked at this sudden and unexpected turn, I immediately realized
that there was no hope of recovery for either one of us and we would
soon be dead. I had peace knowing that I would be with the Lord. I
then turned and looked at my mother. She was gripped with fear and
panic. I leaned over to place my hand on her forearm and spoke calmly with her. I encouraged her to not fear, but to trust God. I reminded
her of how the Lord Jesus died for her on the cross. I then led her in a
prayer to commit herself, in faith, to the Lord Jesus Christ.

INTERPRETATION: As I awoke, the Lord began speaking

with me. He said “Driving at night through the rain for quite a while
represents the illness (blood disease) your mother has had for several
years. It has been manageable.” (She would visit the doctor weekly for
an evaluation and she would usually receive a shot that would keep
her going almost symptom free). Regarding the pause in the parking
lot and then plunging into the quicksand, the Lord said: “You will get
a phone call from your sister. She will call to tell you that your mother
has a very minor medical issue. She will tell you that because it is minor that you should not worry, she will be fine. Just like your mother

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thought that she would drive right through what seemed to be a small
puddle and she would pull right back out onto the highway, but instead plunged immediately into quicksand, this will not be a minor
medical issue. She will get much worse and die very quickly.

When you get this phone call

from your sister, immediately drive to visit
your mother. Stay with her. Pray with her,
love her and encourage her to trust Me.
She will die very soon after you get this
call. If you do not go and stay with her,
she will die all alone.”

I told my wife what the Lord had

My mother, Rosemary
Sweet, as a teen in 1942.

revealed. About one year later, I was at
home when my younger sister called me. It happened exactly as the
Lord had said. She told me that my mother had a minor infection and
the doctor wanted to keep her overnight in the hospital. She said it
would be just for one night so she could be on antibiotics and that she
would be released the next day. I thanked my sister for the call and
hung up. I then turned to my wife and told her “That was the phone
call the Lord told me about one year ago. My mother is going to die
very soon. I must go be with her. (She lived about 140 miles away).

I went to see my mother and everything happened just as I

was shown in the dream. She took a sudden turn for the worse and
began to die. I stayed with her. I talked to her about forgiving those
who had offended her. I talked to her about trusting the Lord Jesus
Christ. I prayed with her, comforted her and held her hand as she took

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her last breath.

I couldn’t have interpreted that dream by human reasoning,

logic or speculation. The Lord interpreted the dream and added more
wisdom and counsel. Thank God for prophetic dreams and His wise
counsel!

I did thank the Lord for giving me this night vision. As I was

thanking God and pondering how he had forewarned me about my
mom’s passing, it was then that I remembered what my mother had
told me about my own birth. She had four miscarriages before she had
me in 1956. When she was carrying me, she started to hemorrhage
and almost lost me.

Back in those days doctors made house calls. The doctor ad-

vised her that the chances of her carrying me to full term were not
good. Her best hope, he advised her, would be to stay in bed for the
remaining months of her pregnancy and pray. She did just that. As
she lay in bed for the next several months, she dedicated me to the
Lord while I was in her womb. She told the Lord that if I lived she would
name me Joseph after Joseph in the Old Testament. God answered
her and my father’s prayers. I made it here! When I was a teenager
my father bought me a “coat of many colors” and a Bible for Christmas.
It would be a few more years (at age 21) until I would read that Bible
and have a life changing awakening, thus beginning the most exciting
journey of fulfilling my eternal destiny in Christ.
I realized that my Mom had “prayed me in” to this world. The Lord
remembered what she did and, by speaking through a dream, sent me

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to be with her and strengthen her on her way out. We really do reap
what we sow. God does not forget the smallest act of love that we do
(Hebrews 6:10). Praise God for His goodness!

A Dream to Keep a Young Man from a Demonic Trap

DREAM: A few years ago I was given a dream from the Lord

concerning a young man that I know. Again, there is no way it could
have been interpreted through human wisdom, reasoning, or logic.
Afterwards the Lord spoke to me, explaining what it meant and giving
me further counsel.

The Lord revealed to me that this young man wanted to train

for and pursue MMA (mixed martial arts) fighting. Through vivid prophetic revelation the Lord showed me that it was a satanic trap set for
him to steal his eternal destiny in Christ. Satan made him think it was
a harmless and innocent sport. To the contrary, I was shown in the
dream that the MMA culture is infested with all kinds of evil spirits that
bind the participants and the spectators.

I saw that as he entered into this sport, he literally transformed

into a “sitting duck”. Then a number of demons surrounded him and
built a cage or prison around his mind. The prison itself was made out
of demons. He was now incapable of hearing any advice from anyone
who knew better and could warn him. He was shown to me in the
dream to be deaf and blind. (however in the natural he could hear and
see). I then saw the demons who had built a prison around him carry
him off of a sporting field into the wilderness. As he disappeared into
the wilderness a great sadness filled my heart. I was made to know

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that, if this was allowed to happen, he would never be seen again and,
having been taken captive to demons, would miss his eternal destiny.

As I awoke the Lord spoke to me and said: “Satan is luring him

into MMA fighting. He has already convinced him to pursue this. He
will not listen to you or anyone else that tries to warn him. All you can
do is pray. If he goes into MMA fighting he will become bound by the
demonic spirits and deep deception. He will lose his eternal destiny in
Me. You must pray fervently. Do not stop praying until he is free”.

I thanked God for this dream and began to pray, never saying

a word about it to the young man. Surprisingly, the very next day he
came to tell me, excitedly, that he and a friend were making plans to
train to become MMA fighters. Wow! What a confirmation to what the
Lord had just told me.

I prayed fervently, day and night, over the next several weeks.

After a few weeks of prayer this young man said that he and his friend
had changed their minds and were not, after all, going to become
MMA fighters. Thank God for answering prayers in the Name of Jesus!
Remember Galatians 5:6, “faith works by love”. It is love that fuels
the furnace of intercessory prayer. Moved by love, I continued to pray
for him to be drawn close to the Lord Jesus. I asked God to give him a
prophetic dream that would speak to his heart. The next day he came
and told me how he had woken up crying because he had a dream
about getting a new heart.

About that same time his heart literally became more and

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more awakened to the Lord until he began to run after a close walk
with God. Thank God for prophetic dreams! Through that prophetic
warning not only were the enemy’s plans exposed, but God gave the
wisdom on how to overcome the demonic plot, and spare a young
man from eternal grief.

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CHAPTER TWO
Vision of the Future of the USA

***

M

ost of the time, whenever I receive a dream from the Lord,
as I awake He begins to speak to me. That is how it was

when I received the following prophetic dreams. I will share the dream
first and then tell you what the Lord Jesus Christ said to me.
VISION OF THE FUTURE OF THE USA - AUGUST, 2009

DREAM: My family lived on a large ranch in the rolling hills

away from the city. I had been away from the ranch for a while leaving my wife to oversee things in my absence. While I was gone from
the ranch, I saw a nineteen year old young man who had grown up in

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the inner city who came to visit the ranch. He was being given an opportunity to visit the ranch so he could experience another kind of life
besides inner city ghetto.

This young man, upon seeing the beautiful ranch, the coun-

tryside and the forest that bordered the property, told my wife that
he wanted to go hunting. He had never hunted before. He had no
training, no experience and no hunting license. However, my wife,
being naïve herself regarding hunting, felt compassion for the inexperienced youth, and she gave him my high powered hunting rifle. He
took the rifle, thanked her and told her that he was headed out into
the nearby forest to go hunting. However, he had lied to her. Instead
of going out hunting in the forest, he went over to a corral where we
kept a large, handsome, prize bull. He shot the prize bull. He did not
make a shot to the vital organs that would have made a quick, clean
kill. He shot it in the gut. It appeared that his shot inflicted a mortal
wound but because it was in the gut, the bull was suffering a slow,
painful death.

Just then I returned to the ranch and arrived on the scene. I

saw the bull lying in the corral on its side. It was trembling with its legs
twitching, as if in death throes. It was a pathetic sight. I was very angry at this foolish, lying, inexperienced teenager for what he did. Because it looked certain that the bull was dying, I told him to shoot the
bull in the head. I felt it was the only humane thing to do at this point.
The teen took aim but was such a poor shot he completely missed the
bull.

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Still angry at him for what he did I forcibly took the rifle away

from him. As I held my rifle I noticed that he had seriously abused it.
Although the rifle had been given to him in very good condition, now
it had deep scratches on it in several places. I proceeded to attempt
to put the bull out of its misery so I aimed at the bull’s head. However,
just as I was pulling the trigger, the bull morphed into a man! Because
the bull changed shapes into a man, I missed. I was shocked. I was
greatly relieved but at the same time I felt terrible that I had just tried
to shoot a wounded man in the head. I looked at this man lying in the
corral. His body was bleeding and seemed mangled as if he had not
only been shot but trampled. His intestines were spilled out on the
ground. It was a gruesome sight as he was covered with blood and
dust.

Then something very miraculous happened: the resurrection

power of God fell on him! The man began to pull himself together in a
matter of seconds. He reached out and put his guts back into himself.
Instantly his abdomen healed over. Then the rest of his body started
healing up in a moment. He was miraculously and almost instantaneously healed. He stood up and it seemed that he was about 98%
healed. I was stunned! He looked a bit shaken and there was some
blood and dust that remained on him but it was absolutely miraculous. It was an astounding resurrection!

He then turned to walk toward me. Feeling badly that I had

just tried to shoot him, I was afraid he was going to be angry at me for
trying to shoot him.

As he walked toward me I saw that it was a man of God: John

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Kilpatrick! This man was a former leader of a revival of righteousness
in America. As he walked up to me he put his teeth back in his mouth,
wiped some blood from his face and was now 100% healed. He boldly
and resolutely declared “I was NOT giving up to die. I was believing
God for a miracle!” Then with love and tenderness he said “I forgive

you”.
INTERPRETATION: This is what the Lord communicated
to me after I awoke from the prophetic dream: The young man was
Barack Obama. (In the dream I saw Obama’s face on the teenage boy.)
As I was initially absent from the ranch, I represented those people
in the church in the US who were absent from their moral and civic
responsibility as salt and light. My wife who gave the teen my rifle
represented those who foolishly voted for Obama out of misguided
compassion (for race issues, the poor, welfare, etc.) Their votes gave
the teenager (Obama) the authority (gun). They wanted to give the
poor or minorities a chance to do something they always wanted to
do. However Obama is an illegitimate person (in the dream he was
untrained and had no license) in the office of president and has no real
executive experience or qualifications for what he is doing. Pretending like he is going hunting he is willfully using the authority given
to him to shoot the bull (destroy the US and its economy). The bull
represented the United States, its strength and also a strong economy
(bull market).

(What the Obama administration has done and is doing is

shooting the guts out of our nation. The enormous federal bail outs,
unprecedented escalation of national debt, massive printing of fiat
currency and the HealthCare Act imposed against the will of the ma-

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jority are essentially “gutting” our economy. Obama’s anti-Israel, antiChristian, pro-homosexual, pro-abortion and liberal socialist agenda
has promoted the increasing spread of moral darkness in our nation).
Obama could have been prevented from receiving presidential power
(the gun) but he was not because there were those in our nation (represented in the dream by myself ) who were absent, not fulfilling their
calling and responsibility to pray, vote and stand for righteousness.
That left others (with misguided & misinformed “human compassion”)
to give him the rifle (power). Human compassion can be as contrary to
God’s will as human oppression. (Remember when Peter, moved with
human compassion, tried to prevent the Lord Jesus Christ from going
to the cross. Jesus rebuked him saying: “Get behind Me satan. You
are an offense to Me for you are not mindful of the things of God,
but the things of men.” Matthew 16:23)

After Obama shot the bull, the rifle (presidential power) was

taken from him by force. The rifle (authority) had been severely
abused. He has been abusing and continues to abuse the power given
to him. Just as he was only a teenager in the dream and had no experience or hunting license, Obama is truly unqualified. His illegitimate
presidency will be taken from him by force. He will not finish his present term.

The Lord said that the condition of the US is going to get

much worse than it presently is. The US will be knocked down, seriously wounded in her “guts”, bleeding and trembling, as if in the death
throes. We will have lost our teeth (military strength). I was told that
things in the USA will get so bad that nearly everyone within and without the USA (unless they have revelation from God) will believe that it
is “all over” for the USA; that our nation will not survive. Yes, it will get

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that bad.

The Lord spoke Hosea 13:11 to me about Obama: “I gave you

a king in My anger, and took him away in My wrath.” The Lord gave
Obama as a judgment to our nation. However, Obama is not the root
problem. He is only a symptom of a wayward nation that, for the most
part, has turned its back on God. The USA was given a president in accordance with her ungodly desires. The real root problem in the USA is
a people who have turned their backs on the Lord Jesus Christ.

Most in our nation, including in the church, still do not even

know that the USA is now in the midst of Divine judgment. The USA
is about to suffer economic devastation. This will lead to severe civil
unrest in many parts of the USA. (Long after I received this dream I
heard revelation from trusted and proven prophetic men that I know
personally, that this will lead to martial law in parts of our nation, and
ultimately to invasion of foreign military powers for a season.) It will
look like it is “all over” for the USA. It is not! God will allow this divine
chastisement to awaken our nation and help us turn back to Him.
When it seems all is lost, there will be transformation, resurrection
and re-birth of this republic. An UNPRECEDENTED NATIONAL
REVIVAL OF RIGHTEOUSNESS will come to our land. We must pray,
fight and believe GOD for this. It is the Word of the Lord. It will
certainly come!

God forgives us for our foolish choices when we repent. God

deeply loves His people and has a plan to awaken and redeem this nation. What happened in Brownsville, Florida under the leadership of

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John Kilpatrick will eventually happen all over our nation. Multitudes,
even the majority of our entire nation, will turn to the Lord in true,
humble repentance. We will see demonstrations and manifestations
of the kingdom of God that have never been seen before. Everyone
will know that the only way the U.S.A. survived and was resurrected is
by the grace of God through Jesus Christ.

The Church Must Change First – August, 2009
DREAM: I saw myself praying on my knees in my bedroom.
During my prayer someone walked in my room and told me I was invited by President Obama to a function at the White House to pray and
speak a few words at an official function. I was encouraged thinking
that I would perhaps be able to bring the influence of the Lord, which
is so desperately needed, to the White House.

I agreed to go and President Obama sent his driver to pick me

up and bring me to the function. The driver was an immigrant from
Mexico. He was a terrible driver! Continually breaking traffic laws, he
had a total disregard for everyone else on the road. He even drove up
on the sidewalk to bypass traffic disregarding any pedestrians. At one
point he almost ran into a semi-truck parked on the side of the road.
I wasn’t sure we would make it to the White House function alive. His
reckless disregard for everyone but himself made me very nervous. As
I was sitting in the front seat with this driver, I thought “How arrogant,
lawless and disrespectful”. Yet he seemed oblivious.

As we were getting nearer to the White House I noticed I wasn’t

wearing proper attire for such a function. My shirt and pants did not

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match. I told the driver “I need to go back. I must change before I
can come to the White House.”
INTERPRETATION: The driver of the car which was sent by
the White House represents the lawlessness and disregard for righteousness in the present administration. In the dream I represented
the church who is praying for change in our nation’s government. Before we can see the nation changed THE CHURCH MUST CHANGE. The
Lord then said:
“If My people, which are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked
ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and
heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

The primary focus of the praying church must not be on pray-

ing for the White House to change. We must make it a top priority to
pray for the lukewarm church in America to wake up to the beauty of
the Lord Jesus Christ and become a red-hot House of Prayer.

The church in America must return to her first love: the Lord

Jesus Christ. We need fresh revelation of Jesus Christ as the Holy One.
The church in the USA must recover true holiness, love, humility, consecration, prayer and obedience to God’s Word. When the church
awakens and turns wholeheartedly to the Lord then God will heal this
land.
Jesus said “My House shall be called a House of Prayer”. Matthew 21:13
Presently, prayer meetings are the least attended meetings in the

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American church. We must pray that Christians will repent and begin
to truly love God, deny their flesh, take up the cross and follow Him; We
must pray that there will be such a change in the American church so
that Christians will pursue holy lives of prayer, love and joyful service
to God. Laziness, compromise and mixture must be replaced with
clean hands and pure hearts. When the church turns wholeheartedly
to the Lord and burns with “first love” we will be the “House of Prayer”
that God intends and will then have power to affect the nation.

Churches Everywhere Must Become HOUSES OF PRAYER

What the Lord Jesus Christ did in Matthew 21:12-16 will be

done again in our nation.
“Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those
who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables
of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.
13 And

He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called

a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”
14 Then

the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and

He healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw
the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out
in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they
were indignant 16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these
are saying?”
And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read,
‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have per-

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fected praise’?”
Notice the prophetic progression:
1.

The Lord Jesus cleaned His house. He was not subtle. He was

direct and abrupt. He severely disrupted the status quo. He will
do the same in our day.
2.

He declared that His house would be a “House of Prayer”. The

judgments and disruptions will help the church wake up and become a “House of Prayer”.
3.

The sick and lame came to Him and were miraculously healed.

As the church seeks God’s face in prayer, His grace and redemptive
power will be released in unprecedented ways.
4.

The little children began to praise Him. A revival broke out

among the youth and so will it be throughout our land.
“For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of
God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those
who do not obey the gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17-18

The shakings that are now upon us are for the purpose of driv-

ing out of the church everything that hinders love for God and love
for His will. When the first commandment (loving God with the whole
heart) is first place in the church, we will see the Lord Jesus releasing
unprecedented miracle and healing power. This will bring in an unprecedented harvest of people to the Lord Jesus Christ. It will result in
the young ones praising God. Yes, God will pour out His Spirit on all
flesh, and even nursing babes will praise Him.

The pressures coming on the earth, and in our nation specifi-

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cally, are designed to drive us to prayer; to seek the Lord; to give up
our idols (of entertainment, lukewarmness, selfish ambition, pride,
pleasure seeking, lust of the eyes, fleshliness, prayerlessness, etc.) We
will see the fear of God restored. Holiness will become the “norm” and
God will raise up a people who find their joy in loving and serving Him.
He will heal our land.
How to Prosper During Economic Judgment in the USA– 2007
DREAM: I found myself walking along the bank of a beautiful lake to my left. To my right was a wonderful expanse of open
green grass with a few trees sprinkled near the bank of the lake. There
were beautiful amber colored leaves from the trees on the ground. As
I was walking, looking down at the grass in front of me, I saw a rainbow trout that had been caught; presumably by a fisherman at the
lake. This trout had been abandoned on the grassy bank of the lake
and had dried out so that it looked almost like jerky. I walked a little
farther and then saw a small pile of rainbow trout. There were three or
four of them that had also been caught and left on the bank to dry out
until they looked like jerky. As I continued walking I then came upon
a rainbow trout lying on the bank of the lake that had been recently
caught. It was still fresh and wet from the lake.

Then I looked to my right and saw a blanket that was spread on

the grass, near this recently caught fish, as if there had been a person
previously sitting on it. Next to the blanket was an abandoned fishing
pole. I then looked into the lake water and saw that it was teeming
with thousands of beautiful rainbow trout. I was puzzled as to why

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people would catch fish and then just abandon them. I thought it was
strange that no one was at this lake fishing.

I thought I should go get my five children and bring them here

to go fishing. I knew they would all catch a lot of fish. As I was thinking this I looked up and the grassy expanse to my right had changed.
It was now a large ocean bay. I was standing on a green peninsula
with the beautiful rainbow-trout filled lake to my left. As I looked to
my right, across the bay, on the other side was a thick wooded forest.
I watched as an extremely large grizzly bear came out of the woods.
It looked as if it was twenty feet tall and ten feet around. It quickly
slipped into the water and very rapidly began swimming directly toward me. It was submerged in the water and approaching me stealthily but moving very fast. Only it’s ears, eyes and nose were above water.

I knew it was headed toward me to devour me and it was com-

ing so quickly I didn’t think I had time to run to safety. Just then I heard
the voice of the Lord say “Jump into the lake.” I dove in and swam under the surface so that I was about three feet under the water. I then
heard the Lord say again “You must dive deep into the water. Those
who stay on the surface will be devoured by the bear.” Obeying again,
I swam down to the bottom of the lake and sat there. I was about 15
to 20 feet below the surface of the lake. I asked the Lord “How will I live
down here?” He immediately replied “I will keep you alive.” The dream
ended.

INTERPRETATION: This is what the Lord said: “This dream

is about the coming economic judgment on the USA. Just as Elisha
called bears out of the woods as a judgment on those who mocked

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the prophet, judgment is coming on the USA for rejecting the Lord
(2 Kings 2:23-24). The bear coming out of the woods is larger than any
bear you have ever seen. This speaks of the intensity of the financial
woes coming upon your nation. The lake that is filled with rainbow
trout speaks of the water of My Word that is filled with thousands of
promises. Those who will survive and even prosper in the days that
are now at hand must dive wholeheartedly into My Word. They must
not be shallow in their walk with Me but immerse themselves in My
Word and surround themselves with My promises. I will keep them
alive. Those who only have a “surface” knowledge of My Word will be
devoured by the turbulent days ahead.”

“The dried fish left on the bank of the lake, and the absence of

people fishing in a lake teeming with fish speaks of the lack of interest and lack of hunger for God’s Word by many Christians. The cares
of life and other loves draw them away and they are neglecting My
Word. The water of My Word is rich with thousands of promises that
will sustain anyone who dives into it. The amber leaves you saw on the
ground speak of the autumn of the year. This judgment will begin in
the fall.”

I was given this dream and word in 2007. I shared this open-

ly with the congregation that we pastor in Lancaster, California. We
know that in the fall of 2008 the stock market dropped 777 points and
recession hit the USA. Many people in real estate and construction
industries were especially affected. This was only the beginning of this
economic judgment. Very soon economic woes in the USA will become much more pronounced. This is the counsel of the Lord to survive and prosper. Get into the Word of God. Live by His Word and His

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promises. He will sustain you. Here are just a few of the promises that
we can live by.
Matthew 4:4 “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but
by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”

Matthew 6:31-33 Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we
eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For
after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father
knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom
of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added
to you.
Psalm 34:10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who
seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
Hebrews 13:5-6 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be
content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said,
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we may boldly say:
“The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
Psalm 86:5 For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and
abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.
Psalm 84:11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give
grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who
walk uprightly.
Psalm 33:18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy.
Psalm 103:11, 17 For as the heavens are high above the earth, So
great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;. . . But the mercy of
the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children.
Psalm 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not
seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.

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Don’t Just Quote the Word – Commune with God!

God’s awesome promises in His Word aren’t “things” that we

“use” to get what we want. They are expressions of His love toward
you and me. We must develop a close relationship with the Lord Jesus
Christ. This starts by believing in Him, believing His Word and purposing to love Him back. We love Him back when we keep His Word in our
hearts with the intention of obeying.

Proverbs 2:1-5 My son, if you receive my words, and trea-

sure my commands within you, 2 So that you incline your ear to
wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; 3 Yes, if you cry
out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, 4
If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the
knowledge of God.

Understanding the fear of the Lord comes from storing up the

Word of God in a hungry heart that truly wants to know the Lord. The
fear of God always precedes the true knowledge of God.
Prov. 25:14 The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him
Luke 17:26 “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in
the days of the Son of Man”.
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not
yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving
of his household, by which he condemned the world and became
heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

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Noah was told what was coming and what to do about it. Those who
fear God will likewise be given the secrets of the Lord. Noah was not
taken away from the earth, but into the ark, which is a type of Christ.
Noah was here on earth during the judgments. The church will be
here. We are to abide in Christ. HE is the Secret place of the Almighty
in Whom we take refuge under His wings (Psalm 91). The same event
(flood) that brought calamity to others, in the days of Noah, was the
means of lifting Noah’s family higher and higher. While the ungodly
perished, the righteous were exalted. Walking in the fear of God made
the difference for Noah and his family.
Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, To turn
one away from the snares of death.

John 14:21, 22,24 He who has My commandments and keeps
them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be
loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to
him.” . . . .“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My
Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our
home with him. 24 He who does not love Me does not keep
My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the
Father’s who sent Me.
Psalm 91:14-16 Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore
I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known
My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will
be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With
long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.

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1 Timothy 4:15 Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely
to them, that your progress may be evident to all.
Psalm 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the
ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners nor sits in the seat
of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in
His law (Word) he meditates day and night. 3 He shall be like a
tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its
season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does
shall prosper. 4 The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff
which the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not
stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the
righteous. 6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but
the way of the ungodly shall perish.

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CHAPTER THREE
Prospering During Economic Woes

***
Prospering During Economic Woes in the USA - Jan, 2011
DREAM: In this dream I was witnessing the effects of a collapsed economy in the USA. I had walked in past the entrance of a
very large gated country club community that was comprised of thousands of homes, golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, a luxury
hotel and even a hunting club. As I was walking through the section
of the country club that was the hunting club, I saw turkeys that were
depressed. They were weak and sick looking. I remember feeling real
compassion for the animals. I looked up and kept walking toward the
center of the club.

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I saw several hundred people evacuating the community due

to the drastic economic downturn. They were all walking on foot toward the exit. Many were carrying with them a few of their personal
items that they could salvage. Many, if not most of the people of that
community, had already evacuated before I got there. As I continued
walking into the club I noticed I was the only person that I could see
walking in. Everyone else was walking out or already had walked out.

I approached and entered a beautiful building that looked like

the hotel lobby or clubhouse entrance. The atmosphere was eerie because the clubhouse or hotel lobby was high quality and elegant, yet
it was almost completely abandoned. I noticed one woman working
behind the check-in counter. Down the counter from me I saw a good
friend who happens to be financially substantial. I knew he had seen
this economic collapse and had prepared for it. The lady behind the
counter handed me a card that looked like some sort of a credit card.
She said “You will need this while you are here.”
“Thank you. What is it?” I replied.
“It’s a giving card. You will need it.”
“What is it for?”
“You use it to put other people’s needs on your account”.

Somewhat puzzled, I looked at my friend standing a short dis-

tance away at the counter. I knew that he had been here in the country club a little while before me. He seemed to be more familiar with
what was going on so I asked him “Is she right? Do I need to have one
of these cards?”

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“Yes, you do” he positively affirmed.

INTERPRETATION: For years we have been warned about

this economic collapse by the Holy Spirit, It is now upon us. This will
mean a significantly changed lifestyle for the vast majority of Americans, even those who have lived the “country club” life. It has been
said before: “the party’s over”.

Rather than hoarding in fear, one of the primary ways to pros-

per is to share, in love, as the Lord Jesus taught. This is what the early
believers did as recorded in Acts 11:28-30.
“Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up and showed by
the Spirit that there was going to be a great famine throughout
all the world, which also happened in the days of Claudius
Caesar. 29 Then the disciples, each according to his ability,
determined to send relief to the brethren dwelling in Judea.
30 This they also did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of
Barnabas and Saul.”

When the disciples learned there was going to be a famine,

rather than hoarding motivated by fear, they gave to others in need,
motivated by faith and love. If we have this heart to share, not only will
we abide in love, we will never lack.
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down,
shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom.
For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured
back to you.” Luke 6:38

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“There is one who scatters, yet increases more; and there is
one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty.
There is one who scatters, yet increases more; 25 The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.” Proverbs 11:24-25

As difficult times approach, let us resist fear and hoarding. Let

us have faith in God. Knowing that we can trust His bountiful provision for those who love and honor Him, we can have open hearts and
open hands. That is the “giving card” that we need in order to prosper.
We can then fulfill the Lord’s command to walk in love according to
Galatians 6:2: “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of
Christ.”

A man of God I know who walks very close to the Lord Jesus

Christ was told by the Lord in an encounter: “For whoever stores up
food and provisions in faith, with a motive of love to share with
and help others, I will multiply their resources as they give it away.
They will not lack.”
Be Prepared for a Sudden Financial Collapse – January 2014
DREAM:

I found myself with two other men, who were

guests visiting from out of town. While they were visiting, they had
asked me to take them golfing. I haven’t played golf for years, but I
agreed and took them to play a round of golf. In the next scene we
were standing inside the clubhouse of a posh golf course country club
waiting to sign up for a round of golf. There was one man at the coun-

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ter paying for a round ahead of us and a couple of others waiting behind us to sign up for a game.

While we were waiting for the man at the counter ahead of us

to finish paying, we were looking around the golf shop. I noticed that
the golf balls they were selling were fake. They were hollow, plastic,
phony golf balls! But the golf shop had them packaged and were
selling them as if they were genuine golf balls. Turning to my guests I
warned them “These golf balls are not real. You need to get some real
golf balls.”

One of the two guests with me looked outside the large pan-

oramic glass panes of the golf shop onto the beautiful, expansive,
green golf course. He then asked the other man with him “Do you
think we still have enough time to play a round of golf?” His friend
looked up at the sun in the sky. Seeing the position of the sun indicated that it was still early afternoon. “Yes, it’s only about two o’clock.
We have plenty of time to play” he replied.

Just a brief moment later, we again looked out the large pan-

oramic windows of the golf shop again and it was completely dark
outside! It went from early afternoon sunshine to very dark in less
than five seconds. One of my guests then said “No, we can’t play. It’s
dark outside”

Just then the man at the counter who had just finished pay-

ing to play a round of golf became upset that he couldn’t play and
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not get the cash register open. The customer became irate and began using profanity. The other couple, who had been waiting behind
me and my two guests, had somehow gotten in line ahead of us. The
husband politely turned to me and asked me to step in front of them
as he said “You were ahead of us in line. Please take your place.” His
wife became irate that her husband was polite. She also began to use
profanity and become upset at her husband and the employee. Now
the golf pro shop was filled with strife and chaos.

Immediately the scene changed. My entire field of vision, from

top to bottom and from left to right, was filled with gears as if I was
looking at the back of a giant clock. It reminded me of seeing a pocket
watch in a department store that had a glass back. You could see all
the gears turning. But this was about forty feet high and forty feet
wide. It was huge! As I watched the gears, they were turning slowly
and then came to a grinding halt. The teeth on one large gear crumbled as the gear broke and fell out of the clock to the ground. Then I
watched as the teeth on one gear after another began to crumble and
fall to the ground. As the clock was crumbling and falling apart I heard
the firm, authoritative voice of the Lord say “Bank Of America is
shutting down”.

INTERPRETATION: The Lord said: The entire dream has to

do with the collapse of the economy in the USA. The golf balls represent the United States fiat currency (paper money not backed by
gold). It is hollow. It has no real value. You must get real currency
(silver and gold). The natural indicators will say that there is still time
“to play a round”. There is not! The dollar will collapse suddenly and
become worthless overnight. Many will be totally unprepared for this.

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People will not be able to get their money out of the banks. This will
cause panic, anger and strife among many in your nation. Be prepared. Have real wealth on hand. Have food, water and other necessary supplies.

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CHAPTER FOUR
The Coming Lawlessness

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T

he following two dreams were to show me the kinds of lawlessness that is coming due to the imminent financial decline in
the USA.

The Coming Lawlessness - October 2014
DREAM: I was walking out of a large electronic store (Best
Buy). I had just purchased a portable stereo and was pushing the
shopping cart with the stereo out to my car in the parking lot. I unlocked my car, put the stereo in the back seat, closed the door and
turned around to take the shopping cart over to the spot in the parking lot designated for returning carts. After returning the cart I turned
around to walk back to my car and saw two young men walking away

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from my car with my stereo! I shouted to them “Stop!”

When they turned back to look at me, I noticed that the two

cars parked next to mine were each full with four or five young men
that were what I would call “lawless punks”, “thugs” or “gang-bangers”.
They all perked up and looked at me. I was now looking at about a
dozen young thugs. Then one young man leaned out the window of
his car and with a very arrogant attitude, seeing that I was unarmed
and outnumbered, said to me with his arms outstretched in a taunting
tone “What are you going to do about it?”

Then the scene changed and a second dream began. I was

driving down a street in my city. I drove past a small strip mall. One of
the units in the mall had an all glass front in it so that I could see inside.
I could see about a hundred people meeting in one of the units. It
looked like it was part of a school and it seemed to be an after-school,
parent-teacher meeting. As I looked into the meeting I saw anger and
strife break out. An exchange of heated words had been flowing for
a while but then it escalated to shoving and finally fist fighting. Soon,
among the one hundred or so people in the room, there were about
four or five fist fights going on. The air was demonically charged with
hatred and strife. I felt grieved for what was happening and compassion on the people who were being caught up in a demonic frenzy. I
knew that there were so many incidents of crime and civil unrest that
the law enforcement (sheriff and police) were spread very thin and
unable to keep up with all that was going on. I was wishing that I
had some bear spray (pepper spray), knowing that if I did, I could have
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INTERPRETATION: When I awoke from these two dreams

here is what the Lord said to me. “Due to the economic trouble coming on your nation, roving groups of rogue thugs will be common. It
will be common for them to be waiting outside of grocery stores and
other stores, just waiting to take the goods and even the entire shopping carts from women especially and anyone else who appears to be
unarmed or unable to defend themselves. You must be prepared for
this.

Due to the economic trouble, there will be strife, debate and

tension breaking out among those who do not know or trust Me. You
must be prepared for this. Be ready to defend the weak and defenseless. Be ready to help. Churches must cultivate night and day prayer
over their communities which will build a canopy of My presence and
influence there. My body must be the salt and the light.”
The Second Amendment vs. Gun Control - 2012
DREAM: I was observing an outdoor “gun control” rally. A
man stood on a platform with a microphone. Behind him was a large
billboard advocating “gun control”. A crowd of a few hundred people
had gathered in front of him to hear what he had to say. I watched as
he passionately spoke into the microphone how we needed gun control for a safer society. After speaking for a few minutes he then drew
a pistol from his side, put it to his temple and shot himself dead.

Immediately another man stood up on the platform with a mi-

crophone and continued promoting gun control to the crowd standing in front of him. Then after a few minutes, he too, like the first man,
drew a loaded pistol from his side and shot himself in the head, falling

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dead on the platform.

Then I watched, incredibly, as a third man stood up and re-

peated what the first two men did. He spoke about gun control, then
shot himself dead.
As I awoke the Lord said: “Promoting Gun Control is Suicide”.
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A
well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free
State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be
infringed.”
The Second Amendment was wisely incorporated into our Bill of
Rights, not primarily so that we could hunt ducks, but so that we
would be armed and able to maintain our freedom against criminals,
an oppressive government, or foreign invasion.

It has been said that “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will

have guns”. Global and national statistics prove that violent crime is
reduced in direct proportion to a well-armed populace. The opposite
is also true: the stricter the gun control, the higher the violent crime
rate rises. This has been proven in every state in the USA. Conversely,
the states and counties that issue more concealed carry permits have
significantly lower violent crime rates.

History proves that before dictators can rule and oppress a na-

tion, they first disarm the populace, all in the name of a “safer society”.
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very easy to have a police state that oppresses the people.

We would do well to exercise our Second Amendment rights.

Own a firearm or two or three. Have ammunition. Know how to safely
use your firearms. Be prepared to use them to defend yourself, or another person, if necessary.
THIS WAS NOT A DREAM

This truly happened. About two years ago my wife and I were

awakened about 1:30 AM to the sounds of a profanity and hate-filled
screaming crowd on our street. This was alarming and unusual because we live in a generally peaceful neighborhood. The sounds we
heard were awful. It literally sounded as if someone was being killed.
Jumping out of bed I quickly retrieved my loaded .357 magnum from
my safe and headed out my front door to see what was going on.

I saw a crowd of about sixty beer-drinking college-age youths

on the street screaming profanity and shoving one another. It was
dark and was hard to see what was going on. With my loaded pistol
hidden under my arm, I cautiously walked closer to the crowd to get a
better look. Just then, my wife, who was standing on our front lawn,
about 75 feet behind me, screamed “Stop it! Stop it!” Whirling around
to see what she was screaming about, I saw three young men, near the
sidewalk in front of my house, kicking and punching another young
man who was on the ground and unable to defend himself. They were
ruthlessly and violently kicking him in the head.

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Standing about 60 feet from them, I drew my pistol and shot it into
the lawn. In that clear desert night, it sounded like a canon! Everyone
on the street froze as they did not know where the shot came from. I
watched the three young men who had been mercilessly beating the
man on the ground. They froze, but they did not leave. They were
looking around, sizing up the situation, hoping to resume their beating. This time I walked toward the three youth and shouted “GET OUT
OF HERE!” as I fired my .357 magnum pistol into the lawn a second
time. Immediately every single youth on the street scrambled as fast
as they could to get in their cars and drive away. The entire street was
literally cleared in less than 45 seconds.

We approached the young man who had been beaten and

helped him up. His friend had been sitting in a car down the street
afraid to help because he was vastly outnumbered. His friend drove
up and helped him in the car and they drove off. I am pretty sure that
if we had not showed up with a loaded pistol and exercised our Second Amendment rights, the young man would have been beaten to
death.
We are going to need to exercise our Second Amendment rights in the
days ahead as darkness and chaos increase in our land. Be wise. Now
is the time to be prepared.
Unprecedented Upheaval in Washington D.C.
I found myself standing on the perimeter of Washington D.C. Although I have never been there before, I recognized it by the skyline
and the capital building. There was smoke in the air. To my right was
a military tank in the street. I was seeing historically UNPRECEDENTED

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upheaval in Washington. I asked the Lord “When is this happening?”
He said to me: “This is happening on Caesar Chavez Day”.
I did not even know, at the time, if there was such a thing as Caesar
Chavez Day and/or when it was. After this experience I discovered that
there is a Caesar Chavez Day and it falls on March 31. Doing further
study I was amazed to find that Barack Obama used Caesar Chavez’s
slogan “Yes, we can!” as his campaign slogan! The irony in this is that
Caesar Chavez labored for a righteous cause; for a better wage for the
farm workers who were being exploited by the growers. Obama, on
the other hand, has unrighteous agendas while pretending to promote what is righteous. I saw that Obama’s regime was crumbling
on the day that Caesar Chavez is celebrated, the man whose slogan
he used. We must prepare, with a rock-solid faith in God, for UNPRECEDENTED upheaval in the USA.
The GOODNESS of GOD in releasing His judgments on the USA

Yes, it is God’s goodness that is seen in His judgments. Con-

sider this portion of Psalm 107.
Psalm 107:21-32 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord
for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of
men! 22 Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing. 23 Those who go down to the sea
in ships, who do business on great waters, 24 they see the works
of the Lord, And His wonders in the deep.
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the
waves of the sea. 26 They mount up to the heavens, they go
down
again to the depths; their soul melts because of trouble. 27

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at
their wits’ end. 28 Then they cry out to the Lord in their trouble,
and He brings them out of their distresses. 29 He calms the storm,
so that its waves are still. 30 Then they are glad because they are
quiet; so He guides them to their desired haven.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
and for His wonderful works to the children of men! 32 Let them
exalt Him also in the assembly of the people; praise Him in the
company of the elders.

It is God who sent the storm. The purpose of the storm is to

bring proud men to their wits end. Only when men are at their wits
end will they cry out to the Lord. This is what we in our nation should
have been doing all along. But God, in His goodness, allows these severe storms to bring us to our wits end until we cry to Him. When we
cry to Him in desperation, God will intervene and bring us where we
need to go!

As soon as the men in this Psalm cry out to God, then the Lord

calms the storms. Once we turn to God wholeheartedly there is no
longer a need for a storm to help drive us to God. When we give up
on our own ability, schemes and plans, and cry out to God, then His
Divine help and guidance come. This is the goodness of God!!

Think of this: IF God did not allow storms to come which drive

men to seek Him, then many men would perish eternally. A temporary

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storm that saves a man from eternal destruction and brings him into
God’s best is a blessing from a good God!

Revelation 15:3-4 They sing the song of Moses, the servant

of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: “Great and marvelous
are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways,
O King of the saints! 4 Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify
Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come
and worship before You, For Your judgments have been manifested.

This is called the song of Moses and of the Lamb (the Lord Je-

sus Christ). In Moses’ day God released judgments that dismantled
the evil power structures of Egypt which had been oppressing God’s
peoples. God used plagues and death to do this. The end result was
good: The evil oppressors were stopped. The people of God were liberated and not only all of Egypt and Israel, but the surrounding nations learned to recognize and fear the One, True, Living God.
Isaiah 26:9 For when Your judgments are in the earth, The
inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Psalm 19:8-11 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing

the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the
eyes; 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to
be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter
also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them Your
servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward.

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SUMMARY

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* God speaks today through dreams and visions.

* It is important that we take heed to the word of the Lord.

We are to live by every word that comes from His mouth. Making light
of words from God could lead to unnecessary disaster. Heeding the
word of the Lord can thwart the plans of the enemy and bring great
mercy, grace and blessings to those who obey.

*Some words from God require that we pray so that what

He has shown us will or will not come to pass. We cannot be passive and expect automatic blessings or automatic victory. The church
is called to be a House of prayer! We must be engaged with a heart
that is motivated by love for God and love for people. “Faith works by
love” and with faith in God mountains will be moved! (Galatians 5:6)

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* A miraculous resurrection of righteousness is coming to

the USA. A resurrection can only come after a death. The USA will
face dark days ahead, but the admonition of the Lord is this: “Do not
give up hope. Do not throw in the towel. When things look bleak and
the prognosticators are saying that “it’s all over for the USA”, this nation will experience a supernatural re-birth and a resurrection of righteousness.”
*Financial woes will come suddenly upon our nation. The

dollar is currently nearly worthless. In the near future its worthlessness
will be revealed. Be prepared with silver and gold. Be prepared for
sudden changes.
*When financial ruin comes to many in our nation, do not give
in to a “self-centered survivalist mentality”. Have faith in God! Be
ready and willing to share. “Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill
the law of Christ”. Those who prepare with a mentality of faith and
who are ready to be generous toward those in need, they will see supernatural provision.

*Preparing for the financial distress that is at the door in-

volves cultivating a closer walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. He
must be our First Love. We must seek Him and His righteousness first.
We must immerse ourselves in the water of God’s Word and surround
ourselves with His exceedingly precious promises. “Man shall not live
by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of
God.” Matthew 4:4

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*As we find ourselves in days of seeming chaos and turmoil,
we are to shine as lights in the darkness. We must be prepared to
deal with civil unrest, crime and escalating fear in society. Above
all, churches must become night and day Houses of Prayer, covering their communities with intercessory prayer. We would do
well to exercise our Second Amendment rights. We must be prepared to defend the weak and share with those in need. We must
manifest the fruit of peace and righteousness.
*We must hold out the hope of Jesus Christ to others around
us who become paralyzed with fear. We must hold out hope for
this nation.
*Most of all, we must love the Lord with all of our heart, soul,
mind and strength, never giving in to fear, for God has promised,
saying:
“I will never leave you or forsake you”. Hebrews 13:5

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Joe Sweet was born again in 1977 after receiving a
profound prophetic dream of the Second Coming of the
Lord Jesus and a visitation of the
Holy Spirit in which he was called to
preach the gospel. He has been
ministering since 1978. In 1991 Joe
and Melinda, his wife of 28 years,
planted Shekinah Worship Center in
Lancaster, California. It has since
become an oasis of the Presence of the Lord for all who
are hungry. Joe Sweet has been called by God to equip
and help “make ready a people prepared for the Lord”.
Joe and Melinda have five adult children: Elijah, Jana,
John, Joshua, and Jessica and two grandchildren.

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