09.17.2002 Bicycles in the Sky~Hailstones of Fire

Dream of an attack on America and prophetic events from the book of Revelation taking place.

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THE DREAM

Tuesday Morning Sept 17, 2002

I had a very strange dream this morning. I dreamed I was standing outside in the dark and looked up into the Northern sky.  What I would see was very odd.  The night sky was filled with bicycles coming across the sky from my left (West) and going across the sky to my right (Eastward) in formation.  They were several hundred feet high but I could see them clearly even in the dark sky.  As they quickly moved across the sky, when they reached my two o’clock, they began to descend at about a forty-five degree angle as if they were going to land in the eastern section of the U.S.  Some of the bicycles were shiny silver and some were a darker rusty color. Most of them looked like old fashioned plain bicycles and one in the lead had a big basket on it.  This  bicycle with the basket was the only one that I saw and could actually see the rider clearly.  It  appeared to be an  old man.  Although the appearance of these bicycles was not threatening, I sensed that they were indeed a threat to America.  What I saw next would confirm this feeling. Suddenly I saw huge, silver jets moving across the sky from my right to my left–from East to West–from the direction where the bicycles had descended to the direction they had come from.  These jets were flying low and slow, and because of this, I could see them clearly and knew they were our fighter jets.  The sky was full of them and they were in formation like a fleet going to war.  I knew they were responding to the bicycles I had seen in the sky.  The thing that truly troubled me was that if we were going to war in response to an attack on the U.S. by those on the bicycles,  why were we responding so slowly.  It was as if our fighter jets were moving in slow motion.

Immediately, the scene changed.  I was walking through the middle of what seemed to be a very large, modern house.  As I walked down the hallway from the entrance, I noticed that there were rooms on both sides of me and I could see from room to room because all of the walls were made of glass from top to bottom.  There were no doors–nothing made of wood–just glass walls with openings.  There were several people in each room. Some were standing around talking and sipping their drinks, and some were sitting on sofas or milling about.  Though it looked like a house, I sensed it was some kind of business building.  I walked straight through and out the back onto a vast, suspended deck.  The roof of the building extended all the way to the edge of this large deck that protruded out from the back of the building.  The deck had waist-high, iron rails and it was as if we were several feet above the ground overlooking the ocean.  On the deck with me were two younger couples from my church.    We were standing about 20 feet from the back wall of the building and our only light was that coming from inside through the glass walls.  We were leaning against the rails, looking up into the dark sky.  Suddenly, we saw an even stranger phenomenon than the bicycles I had seen earlier.  A fleet of those silver planes I had seen earlier began to pass overhead from  right to left.  Just as I’d seen before, they were in formation and still cruising slowly across the sky above us.  Suddenly,  white-silver streaks began to fill the sky as the stars began to fall one after another.  As we stood there talking about what we were seeing, one of the wives stepped over to me with an open book in her hand.  As she held it in front of me in the dim light I thought it was a Bible and that she was reading from the book of Ezekiel.   But when she began to read she said, “According to the book of Satan…” and began quoting from it.  Immediately, when she said this I felt my whole body coil back from her.    I was shocked and could not believe that this Christian woman, who I felt knew the Lord and was very grounded in the Word of God, would be reading from the book of Satan!  I interrupted her and said, “You may as well have said, “Aquarius is in Epiphanies, because that sounds like Greek to me.”  I remember when I said this phrase that even in the dream I wondered, “Where did that come from?”  I knew I’d never said anything like this before.  (Even when I awoke I remembered exactly what I’d said and knew that the Lord had given me these words, and that these words had meaning.) It made me sick to think that she or those with her that were very dedicated Christians could be so deceived.

Suddenly, huge hailstones of fire began to rain down.  I leaned back from the deck rails to be sure my body was protected by the decks roof.  I knew that this was the hail of fire spoken of in Revelation–the judgment of God.  I wondered why I was still on earth when this happened for I felt that according to Scripture and what I’d always been taught about the rapture of the church that was to take place before the tribulation, that we Christians would not witness such as this.   Instantly, and without any forethought, I began to prophesy loudly “The valley of slaughter!” (I spoke more than this but this is all I remember, and what I was prophesying was the scripture that I had literally read this past Sunday morning and that God had me read again this morning early around 3AM from Jeremiah chapter seven about the valley of slaughter.  I began speaking parts of this scripture loudly for those around me to hear as if shouting lamentations and woe.  I walked away from these two couples and stepped back in the building.   I knew I had to warn the people in the building to repent and turn to God.

As I passed back through the hall, seeing the people through the glass walls, I noticed that the people in one of the rooms were still sipping drinks and chatting.   I looked across the hall into the other room and noticed that these people seemed to be upset and gathering around a TV.  I stepped inside that room and saw that what was occurring outside was being televised live.  These men and women were frightened and confused.  I began to prophesy loudly the same thing I had spoken on the deck, but they were slow to respond.  Some turned and came toward me to listen, but others were still watching the TV and were talking to one another.  I spoke up loudly in frustration and asked, “Can’t you people just turn off the TV and gather together to pray?”  I knew I didn’t have much time to witness to them before it was too late.  As they then began to slowly gather around me, and I was about to share the Gospel of Jesus with them and explain why things were happening,  I woke up.  I never got to warn them to repent and accept Jesus as Savior.

 

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When I woke up, it took me a few seconds to realize that what I had just experienced was not real, but a dream. It was the same as I’d felt on September 10, 2001, the morning before 911, when I dreamed of the judgment that came to America the next morning.  This too felt so real that I had to again just lay there a minute and realize it had not actually taken place.  I lay there thinking about it and wondered if it had any meaning, or was just a dream.  I wondered if it had something to do with our war with Iraq that seemed to be inevitable. (The morning I had this dream was almost 6 months to the day before we would go to war with Iraq on March 19, 2003.  I felt that all of this that is happening is part of God’s end time scenario.)

I normally get up immediately to document a dream so I will not forget any of it, but this time as I lay there pondering on what I had seen in my dream, visualizing it all again and asking the Lord about it, I fell back asleep.  Thirty minutes later I awoke again and was surprised that I still remembered ALL of my dream as if I had just dreamed it.   We can easily forget dreams, but not something that actually takes place in our life. This dream had been that real.  This time I got up immediately and went to my computer to document the dream.  As I began to type, something very strange was happening.  Even with my glasses, I could barely see.  Everything was out of focus–blurry. I rubbed my eyes repeatedly but nothing helped.  This had never happened.  I didn’t want to forget the dream so I sat there typing anyway–even though I could barely see what I was typing.  It took more than thirty minutes for my eyes to get back to normal.  I wondered if this too had meaning.  It was just bazaar.

UPDATE September 17, 2003

On September 17, 2003 the Lord led me to read this particular dream again.  It was not until after I finished reading it that I scrolled back up to the top and noticed the date.  I was shocked when I saw that He had me re-reading this dream exactly one year to the day after dreaming it. That was confirmation to me of the importance of this dream.  It caused me to pray more about it and to again seek the Lord concerning it.  I asked the Lord, “What was with the people on the bicycles in the sky?  Who were they?” He answered me by asking me a question–a question that He would also give revelation, for I answered it without hesitation or thought.  He simply asked, “Who rides bicycles?” Without hesitation I answered, “China”. I felt at that moment that the Lord was showing me that this dream was a warning that China would attack us.  I’m not sure if the bicycles represent planes or missiles, but I feel that it is definitely war.  At the time of the dream, and a year later when I’m re-reading it and receive this revelation of who the bicycles represented, there is nothing to even suggest that China would attack us.  All that is being said and done between our two nations would make it “appear” that we have very good relations with each other.  So logically, I would have never thought that China would attack us.  But now, as I am publishing this paper on the web site in 2008–six years after the dream–many things have come to light concerning China and her sister state of North Korea, her becoming a strange bed-fellow with Russia, who has become a strange bed-fellow with Iran, Syria and Lybia.  This threat has come into FOCUS.

Many things have taken place over the past five-to-six years that have caused this dream to repeatedly come to mind.  And, again, as I sit here preparing this paper to be placed on the web site today, October 6, 2008, and re-read the passage in Jeremiah (inserted below) that God had me reading prior to, and prophesying in my dream, I see for the first time that the word of the Lord, “Woe To America” that the Lord spoke to me on 04/10/2007 (a year and 1/2 ago)  are many of the same things that the Lord spoke through the prophet Jeremiah.  I don’t remember even reading this particular passage since the time of this dream in 2002 or in my re-reading it a year later in 2003.

(See 2008 update below passages)

Please, take the time to read what the Lord had me reading and the Scriptures I was prophesying from in the Bicycles in the Sky dream…for HIS WORD is much more important than my dream or my words:

Jeremiah 7:1-34 (KJV)
1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 2 Stand in the gate of the LORD’S house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD.
3 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.
4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.
5 For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour;
6 If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:
7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.
8 Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
10 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD.
12 But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel.
13 And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;
14 Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh.
15 And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim.
16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.
17 Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
19 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
22 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:
23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.
25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:
26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.
27 Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee.
28 But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
29 Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on high places; for the LORD hath rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.
30 For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the LORD: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to pollute it.
31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.
32 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place.
33 And the carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away.
34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.

 

In researching the things in my dream, and seeking the Lord concerning it, one particular thing that was very intriguing to me was what I said to the woman as she read from the book of Satan.  I said the phrase, “Aquarius is in Epiphanies”.  I do not deal with Astrology for I have always, and still do, consider it an abomination to God based on His Word.  And when I spoke this I had no idea what Epiphanies was about.  I did not even know how to spell it.  So I looked it up on the net.  It was then that I saw the connection to the anti-Christ, for it was the conqueror Antiochus Epiphanies who committed the abomination in the Temple in Jerusalem when he offered up a pig on the altar of God.  It is this man who is representative of the anti-Christ to come.  As I prayed and studied this, I felt the Lord showed me that because of the term Aquarius, which represents a SIGN in the heavens, and a period of TIME is connected to the term Epiphanies, which represents the “man of sin”, that this that I was witnessing in my dream was revealing a SIGN OF THE TIME when the man of perdition would be revealed and of the Day of the Lord.  I cannot point to a specific time, but can only tell you that the TIME is soon approaching.  The Day of the Lord is near, and it will not be pretty for those who are outside the household of God.  Over and over again, the Lord would bring this dream and especially this phrase back to my mind and have me researching it.  But each time I seemed to be retracing my earlier steps and coming to the same conclusion with no new revelation.

During this time, a friend gave me a DVD about the TIME of the return of the Lord.  I do not know if this man is correct in what he has discovered, but you can access this information and order the DVD by going to www.danielstimeline.com.  We must remember that even the prophets see “in part”.   (1 Corinthians 13:9 (KJV) For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.)   I found his entire time line fascinating, but what jolted me was what he showed near the end of the presentation.  He revealed how the planets would align at the time that he believes the Lord will return.  This connection of the events taking place in the heavens with what is happening and what is being said in my dream is just more confirmation of what the Lord is saying in this hour.

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2008 UPDATE

On Sunday, October 5, 2008, God again gave revelation and confirmation concerning this dream.  The one thing that disturbed me the most concerning this dream was that one of the four Christians that were with me was very deceived in that she was READING from the Book of Satan–that a Christian would be consulting in something that was not of God–especially in looking for explanations for such events as this.  But more than that, when I saw that she had it in her possession, I realized that this was something she was very familiar with–not just something she had come upon, but something she had been reading from regularly.  I just didn’t understand why God would show me this particular person doing this–someone I would NEVER expect this from.  I prayed much over this part, and the only thought that would console me was that maybe she represented the deception in the church as a whole–especially considering that what we were witnessing was from the end-time prophetic events.   God’s word speaks of this deception and a “falling away” that will take place:

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;  2 Thessalonians 2:3

 

But still, I never felt that my earlier rationalization that I tried to ease my mind with was the answer.  I still had questions.  I wondered, “Why her?  Why not the husband or the other couple as well?”  If she represented “the Church”, then why didn’t they as well?  Why weren’t they doing as she?  Or were they?  Though she was the only one who showed me this, I thought surely her husband and their closest friends knew what she was studying.  If she was showing it to me they too had to know about it.

Two things happened this weekend back-to-back  that caused this dream to come to mind.  First, as I was preparing Saturday to teach my Sunday School class, something in the lesson that spoke of people who are religious yet not born again and of those who claim to be Christians yet their sinful lifestyle and choices would question it, caused me to think of the story in Scripture where Jesus told the crowd of followers that HE was the Bread of Heaven they were to eat, and from this time on, many of his devoted followers, (referred to as his disciples–but not the twelve) left him and refused to follow him anymore.  In essence, they FELL AWAY.  I didn’t recall which of the Gospels that this story was in and didn’t want to have to do a search in my Bible program for it so I simply said, “Lord, which Gospel is it in?” He replied, “John”.   So, I turned to the book of John and scanned the headings on the top of the pages and quickly found it.  At the end of the account in Scripture, there were the words I’d remembered: “From that time many of his disciples went back (fell away) and walked no more with him.”

The reason I’m sharing this with you is not only because of what it said and what would be said to me the next day, but something I had never noticed before with this passage–the REFERENCE.  This very passage telling of how some of Jesus’ devout followers suddenly chose to stop–to turn away from him and what he was saying to them–is none other than John 6:66! Amazing isn’t it.  God doesn’t miss one detail.  Nothing is by chance.  How appropriate that the statement telling of a “falling away” from Jesus, the same thing he tells us that will happen in the end times before that “man of sin” is revealed, would be marked with the number of this very “man of sin”–the number “666”.  When I sat here and saw this, I could not help but think of my dream and the part that troubled me so–the “falling away”–for I was more troubled by the deception of the one who had followed Jesus than I was the bicycles (China), or our fighter jets, or the stars falling, or the fire balls of hail, or even the fact that it was indeed the “end”.  I was more troubled over my friend, whom I thought was a devout Christian, was so deceived, over the fact that the people inside the house wouldn’t listen so that I could warn them of their desperate need to repent of their sin and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, and that I woke up before anyone could be warned.  What happened the very next day, Sunday, October 5, 2008 really brought this dream back to me, tied what He had shown me in John 6:66 the day before, and caused me to sense that because of all of this sudden revelation concerning that dream, that TIME IS SHORT!  I sensed strongly that after six year, the Lord is finally revealing the missing puzzle pieces–finally connecting the dots for me.

I happened to stop and speak to this woman who was in my dream after church.  She is precious to me.  I’ve never shared this dream with her.  I’ve come close on more than one occasion, but each time it was as if the Lord stopped me from doing so.  Even if I had shared it with her, I didn’t know if God would allow me to reveal her part in it.  This particular morning, I spoke to  this woman to specifically bring up something I needed to discuss with her that had to do with reading books.  I was stunned when she spoke specifically of her approval of reading books that I, and many other Christians, consider witchcraft and not appropriate for Christians to entertain themselves with.  I could have objected, but sensed God telling me to remain quiet and just listen.  Needless to say, my dream immediately came to mind.  And with that said, I think you can connect the dots as well.

I cannot say it strongly enough.  Time IS short.  Jesus is coming and his coming is nearer than anyone realizes (His words from 9/10/01–not mine.)  Here it is six years later and many more things have happened to confirm over and over that the time is indeed short.  TODAY is the DAY OF SALVATION.  And I will say as both John and Jesus said to the people of their day:

REPENT!

For the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand!

 

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February 11, 2009 Update

This past weekend I felt as if the Lord had taken me up in a whirlwind of revelation concerning this dream.   Once again he had me searching some of the same things He had me searching many times before, and once again, even though I knew it was seemingly a dead-end I told him yes–at your command I will.  But this time it was different.  The things He began revealing to me were astounding and caused me to realize that it truly was about the TIMING.  And he confirmed even stronger that the TIME is VERY NEAR!

November 06, 2010 Update

I decided to look at some prophecies by Dumitru Duduman at www.handofhelp.com today.  I noticed a dream he had back in 1996 concerning Russian and China.  As I read it for the first time I could not help but see my “Bicycles in the Sky” dream and that God had shown me that the nation attacking the U.S. was in fact China.  I was also reminded of how in the past year Russia and China have become strange bedfellows–joining one another in war games.  Be sure to visit Hand of Help and read Dumitru’s April 22, 1996 dream titled “China and Russia”