By Charlie Johnston
For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11
Well, Internet service is plugging away up here once more – in fits and starts. It has gone up and back down a few times today – but obviously they are working on it. Meantime, I am not going anywhere as there are flash flood warnings all around the area through late this week. I am new enough to Colorado that I have never experienced a flash flood, but I will trust the wisdom of old-timers here and stay put. I remember sometimes in the Midwest newcomers and outsiders would ignore winter white-out warnings, thinking it was just heavy snow. A true white-out is one of the most terrifying things to ever be caught out in a car in. It genuinely looks like nothing but the snow on an old television screen – and that is all. Trust the locals on the nature of their local terrors. I will get back to full status tomorrow when I am confidant the Internet is back to stay. It is too easy to lose material to cyberspace when it is going in and out.
As things get hinkier and hinkier, I see more and more websites, including a lot of secular ones, positing more and more terrifyingly comprehensive scenarios of destruction. I see predictions of half the population or even up to 90% dying in various places. I suppose that could be, but before you get completely terrified, you really need to do something I have been forced to do for many decades: consider the difference between earthly math and heavenly calculations.
Frequently, when speaking of people perishing or dying, heavenly visitors are not speaking of mere physical casualties. Those who die in a state of grace pass on to heaven. They live. Often, when heavenly visitors speak of how many will die, they speak specifically of those whose souls are lost to eternity. I have been told that, in the last century, souls have been lost to heaven at an unprecedented rate. I think 50 to 90% sounds about right. These people have died in a way that souls in a state of grace will (thankfully) never know. For some, that will come as some comfort – for it could mean that there will not be as many physical casualties as they expected. If they understood well, it would be almost unbearably horrible. That is because, despite what they say, most people can envision nothing other than this temporal existence – and so have a real problem differentiating between good and evil, life and death, reality and ephemera.
I have been told that 26 million will die as a result of the Storm. I believe that to be a rare instance where the angels are specifically speaking of temporal physical casualties – but I may be wrong. Either way, it is good news. If it is strictly physical casualties, that is a small number for such a comprehensive conflagration. If it is speaking of the souls that will be lost during the Storm, it is truly stupendous news: with a world population of about 7 billion, it would mean we go from losing 50 to 90 percent of souls to eternity to losing only a third of one percent who do not repent through the instrument of the Storm. That is a Rescue mission indeed.
Now, I do not know for sure. I know only what I am told – and what I can surmise translating it into earthly terms. What I do know is that we see from a very limited perspective here. My angels always tell me true – but the dull-wittedness borne of my limited perspective leads me astray sometimes. I, too, get lost in the three-dimensional reality of this plane of existence and have difficulty understanding what it means in the seven-dimensional reality of eternity. Death means loss to eternity there, not the mere cease of existence limited to this plane – which can lead to full life or to real death. When huge things happen there, we don’t even notice them here, until some showy but ultimately banal fireworks show turns up here as a result of the staggering event in the reality of eternity that we didn’t even notice. I don’t know – the language of heaven is much richer and fuller than what we can easily grasp here, even when it seems obvious.
I give you this brief glimpse into how I ponder the things I am told so you do not get distracted by terrifying predictions and interpretations of authentic predictions. I have been trained to discern these things all my life – and rarely am I ever sure I have thought of everything and got it right. I don’t know – and neither do you. But what I DO know is that God intends good for us. Everything He does is to open a door and call us back to Him. I know that reports that would scare you out of your wits are not from God, for His plan is to give you a future and a hope. The way you do that is to steadfastly and resolutely acknowledge Him, take the next right step and be a sign of hope to those around you. That is the heart of what I have learned in over 50 years of training. Live it – and you will enter fully into life.
I did not start writing about these things for public consumption until things had begun to look so dire that people were figuring out how very scary it really has become. My purpose was not to scare you over what you could already see if you were paying any attention at all. Rather, it was to assure you that God has mounted our Rescue, not our destruction. Stay steady as things get darker. All I have told you is true. If I told you true of the spiraling downward of all temporal things, know that I only told you so you could be confidant that I have told you true from the beginning that it is for our rescue. Be not afraid.