Vision: The fallen trees


Vision: The fallen trees

24th March 2015

I saw a vast community on the move. The people had been divinely warned to evacuate due to an impending calamity and had been given specific instructions to leave town via a particular bridge.

I saw the people forming an orderly line as they moved on to the bridge. Whilst the majority were praising God that they had received a timely warning to evacuate, a few small groups stood away from the queue murmuring that everyone and everything on the bridge was moving too slowly.

Bored and restless they began to shuffle their feet and looked around for a shortcut.

To their delight, they found many giant sized trees that had fallen and lay several feet away from each other, over a filthy place with dead fish embedded in the dried mud.

The groups sneaked away from the rest of the community and made their way to the fallen trees.

At first they had thought to walk over the fallen trees, but when they examined them from afar, they saw that the inside of the giant trunks were hollow. “They look just like concrete pipes from within”, said one of the group members.

Immediately the groups leaders decided to walk inside the fallen trees and not on top of them; they thought it best to hide from the rest of their community and simply surprise them at the other side of the bridge. They decided they would not reveal to the others as to how they arrived so early, they’d let the community think that they had crossed the bridge like the rest of the others.

Now each small group began to decide which of the varied fallen trees they would go through.

Just as they were all about to move towards their  selected fallen tree, an elderly man in the group, who had been pensive all the way, shouted, “Stop right here! Did not the Lord Send us a warning only recently that we were not to go through fallen trees? Have we forgotten?”

On hearing this, all in the groups looked shaken; they stepped back towards the bridge and away from the fallen tress. They now  remembered the warning. But how could they have so easily forgotten it? They were shocked at how foolish they had been, how wicked and futile their thinking and plotting had been. They fell to their knees before the Lord and wept.

The elderly man began to pray and the others joined in. As the older ones in the group cried out to God for mercy, suddenly the aged man saw a vision-flash.  He was shown what would have been the outcome if they had travelled through the fallen trees and the dangers that would have engulfed the groups.

In the vision-flash the aged man saw that the moment the groups would have entered the various giant tree trunks, odious vapours would have attacked their eyes and ears, and taste-buds. That their vision would become increasingly blurred, their hearing would be gone and they would not be able to taste the food.

Though the fallen trees were empty and hollow, the environment within was toxic.

Every small group that would have transited  through a fallen tree would have experienced blindness, deafness, loss of taste, and sickness and disease. They would have been nauseous and become even more unsettled. Then suddenly, without warning, the tree trunks would have lunged forward.

The group did not know that the place the trees had fallen upon was a place of sewage.

The vision-flash showed  that suddenly and without warning, a giant wave of sewage would flood the area beneath the tree trunks and the fallen trees would begin to roll and crash into each other.

This was the time that the fallen tress would lay motionless no more, but would be rolled away to their final destruction.

The elderly man shared the vision-flash with the small groups.

All the group members sobbed as they heard what might have been their own outcome, had they disobeyed. They trembled, they wept, they repented, they prayed, they praised God.

The small groups held each others’ hands tightly as they made their way back to the bridge. They were among the last to cross over. Once they were all safely on the other side, the bridge disappeared.

The air was filled with praise, “Jesus Christ King of Kings Lord of Lords” shouted the evacuees as they burst into thunderous applause.

Zechariah 10:12

12 And I will strengthen them in the Lord; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the Lord.

 

Ecclesiastes 8:1-5

8 Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

I counsel thee to keep the king’s commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.

Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?

Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man’s heart discerneth both time and judgment.

 

Bombay-India

Swarna Jha

 

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