10.25.2013 Long Train Runnin’ ~ A Vision

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Similar to what I saw in my vision.

Fulfilled 37 Days Later

Tonight, Friday, October 25, 2013, just after I lay down at about 9:55 pm CST, I suddenly had a most ominous feeling that something tragic was going to happen soon.  I asked, “Lord, what is this about?” Immediately, I saw a vision of what looked like a long passenger train traveling through the countryside.  The vision only lasted a couple of seconds.  Immediately after seeing it, I heard the words, Long Train Runnin’.

I didn’t see anything happen to the train, but because I felt such an ominous sense of tragedy, I got up and came to my computer to document this and search the internet for what I saw and heard. I prayed and asked Father what this meant.

I remembered that Long Train Runnin’ is a hit song of the 70’s by the Doobie Brothers.  I thought it quite odd that the LORD would use this song title in connection with this vision–a song that I performed in a secular band I was a member of back in the 70’s.  I couldn’t imagine what that song would have to do with my vision, other than it being a long train, so I looked up the lyrics and the making of the song.  It’s one of those songs that the composer threw together to fit the music and had no purposed meaning other than his living near and being around trains while growing up in California.  I did notice that there were two specific trains mentioned twice in the song; Illinois Central and Southern Central Freight.

The term “Runnin’ ” in the title caused me to think of a train that is going too fast.  When I read the lyrics I couldn’t help but notice the last verse speaks of a train being pushed in speed:

Well the Illinois Central
And the Southern Central Freight
Gotta keep on pushin’ Mama
‘Cause you know they’re runnin’ late


UPDATE: 10.29.2013 

Tonight, around the same time that the LORD showed me this vision last Friday night, approximately 9:55 pm, I was watching a youtube video of a woman who also has prophetic dreams and visions.  It was her most recent video that had just been posted today.  Not long into the video she said the LORD spoke the word Zephyr to her.  This triggered a memory.  I remembered that I had seen a photo of one of the Amtrak trains where the caption had the name Zephyr.  I knew I must look this up.  I did a search for Amtrak Zephyr and found the following:

California Zephyr

California Zephyr

The California Zephyr is a passenger train operated by Amtrak between Chicago, Illinois, andEmeryville, California, passing through the states of IllinoisIowaNebraskaColoradoUtah,Nevada, and California. At 2,438 miles (3,924 km) it is Amtrak’s longest route…

Amtrak California Zephyr Route

Amtrak California Zephyr Route

During fiscal year 2012, the California Zephyr carried over 376,000 passengers…


With this last information from the name Zephyr, I have come to realize that the song title Long Train Runnin’ given me could possibly be referring to the long route and not just the length of the train itself.  Also, considering that the songwriter, Doobie Brother’s guitarist and lead singer, Tom Johnston, stated that his coming from the Central Valley in California and seeing a lot of trains come through that area was part of his inspiration for the words, this connects with the information concerning the California Zephyr.

Another thing that happened as I was working on this article that served as a confirmation concerning the California Zephyr.  After researching the California Zephyr, I began to wonder if the initial photo I posted at the beginning of the article could possibly be the Zephyr.  As I mentioned, I was initially searching for a photo of a train that looked like the one in my vision and this was the closest thing I could find in what the train actually looked like, the position of it and the landscape.

California Zephyr

The original photo of the
California Zephyr

When I went back to the photo stored on my computer, I no longer had the original photo data on the photo because I had cropped the top portion of mountains to make it not take up so much room on the page.  I took a long time trying to reuse what search terms I originally used in looking for the photo, but to no avail. Then it hit me.  Type in “California Zephyr”.  So I did.  And not far down the page…there it was! The only photo (of hundreds that I had looked at) that looked like my vision was in fact, the California Zephyr.

I do not know for certain, but sense that the warning I received from the LORD last Friday night could possibly concern this train and this route.  But, if so, I again pray for the mercy of our LORD to manifest in this situation.

UPDATE 12.01.2013


Headline for Sunday, December 1, 2013

New York train derailment kills four, injures 63 (11 critically)

A New York commuter train that derailed Sunday morning, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. The train was only half full with about 150 people on board when it ran off the rails around 7:20 Sunday morning while rounding a bend in a wooded area where the Harlem and Hudson rivers meet in the Bronx.  New York City Fire Commissioner Salvatore Joseph Cassano commented at the scene, “On a work day, fully occupied, it would have been a tremendous disaster.” Five of the seven passenger cars left the tracks along with the locomotive pushing from the rear of this long commuter train–the first car coming to a stop at the rivers edge.

Photo by Reuters

Photo by Reuters

Long Train Runnin’?  I believe it is.  The title of the song and the lyrics are quite befitting of what took place. It was a long train of seven passenger cars, and it was indeed runnin’ at a staggering 82 mph when it reached the curve.  Even the vision I saw was almost identical to the view of the curve where the train derailed.

This still leaves a train named Zypher.  However, I have been shown things that have come to pass progressively or repeatedly– “Terrorists Target School Children in Israel” fulfilled three times within four months, “Bombing in London by Muslim Terrorists” where four terrorists hit four different locations, as well as “Troublesome Times” and “Come Near Ye Nations to Hear” where multiples were involved. After seeking the Father concerning this, and seeing the strong similarities of this train and this site to my vision, (notice in the original photo I found that was very similar to what I saw in the vision, the train is also in a curve) I do believe that this wreck is one fulfillment. I only wish I could say there would be no more.

So, is there a why to this tragic event?  Very possibly.  Let’s look at the timeline.

Friday, September 27, 2013   President Obama’s historic telephone call to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani–the first in 34 years by a US leader.

One month later on the same “day”
Friday, October 25, 2013   The “Long Train Runnin’ ” vision

One month later (2 months after the presidential phone call)
Sunday, November 24, 2013   P5+1: The U N Security Council (U.S., Russia, China, U.K. and France) + Germany signed a deal–as Israel labeled “a very bad deal”–with Iran concerning its nuclear program that lifted sanctions with virtually nothing concrete from Iran in return. This emboldened Iran and they celebrated their “victory” over Israel and the U.S.

7 days later (#7 represents “Divine completion” in Scripture. I also couldn’t help but notice that this “deal” was signed on a Sunday and the following Sunday is the crash.)
Sunday, December 1, 2013  New York commuter train crash.

I praise Yahweh for His great mercy in this tragedy. As reported by officials, there were four deaths and dozens injured, but it could have been so much worse.  These people were like you and I.  They were simply going about their normal day of traveling to their destination.  I can only hope that those who perished were prepared to meet GOD (Yahweh).  Are you?  Did the Holy Spirit try to warn some to wait or to not board this train, only to be ignored?  Would you have heard that still small voice?  Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice.”  Do you hear His voice? Do you obey His voice? Are you truly one of HIS?

I fear that this crash is only a precursor–a warning of something far worse if our leadership continues on this path.  Yahweh (Almighty God) is very clear concerning His judgment upon nations that touch Israel–Joel 3:2.

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