Friday, January 21, 2011

The Curtains Of Time

The Curtains of Time

I have been receiving a recurring vision throughout the day today. At the end of the day, I lay down to sleep and the vision came again, so I got up to write it down before I forgot it all.

I saw before me a stage or platform of sorts. There were many curtains sectioned off all in a row up on the platform. Each section was with its own corresponding curtain. I counted 12 curtains. So, there were 12 sections. An angel stood by each section and had its hand on the curtain. The angel waited for the Lord to tell them when to open the curtain. I saw the Lord who stood nearby nod His head, and the 1st angel drew back his curtain. Behind it was fire. All I could see was fire. It looked like a furnace of fire. I could even feel the heat from the fire from where I stood. I could also hear singing coming from the flames. I could not understand the words, but I could hear them nonetheless. It was a beautiful song that carried a deep melody that made my heart soar. I listened, and I grew hungry for this fire. I wanted to go into the fire, but the Lord nodded no, and the angel drew back the curtain.

The Lord nodded, and the next angel drew back his curtain. There was a land being shown there with great winds blowing upon it. The trees were all bent over from the fierceness of the winds. I could hear the howling of the winds and it seemed that nothing else could be heard over it. The winds were blowing everything in that land and there was nothing that was not blown by the winds in that land. All was affected. Nothing grew but the trees, and they were very heavily bent over. I did not see any people out in the winds, but I felt that there were people that dwelled there. Everything was at the mercy of the blowing of the winds. I did not want to go there. The Lord nodded to the angel, and the curtain fell in folds before that scene.

The next curtain was opened by the next angel and behind that curtain was rain. Great rains were falling upon the land in this scene. The rain was like sheets that fell. Great blankets of rain that flooded instantly wherever it landed. You could hear the rain and it sounded like drummers drumming on a drum. It fell till some areas were submerged, and others were lifted up. I don’t know what that meant, as I did not know how water could lift up an area, but that is what I saw. The rains were also like little hammers, as the drops would break down what was hard, and tear up that which was solid. Everything was made to open up in this rain. Everything expanded and either sank or rose up in the rain. Then the Lord nodded and this curtain also closed before me.

The next curtain opened with the Lord’s nod, and I saw war. I saw war amongst houses. One house was shooting at the next house. I saw cities at war with other cities. One city was attacking the next city. I saw businesses at war with other businesses. I saw countries at war with other countries. Everything was set against the other. It was appalling to see the animosity and anger being released against one another.  I could not understand what had caused the uprisings and the hostility. It seemed that everyone was participating in the attacks, and that there was no peace in this scene. I did not want to watch it anymore. The Lord signaled to the angel, and he dropped his curtain as well.

The next curtain was opened, and it was full of light. The light was blinding, and very gold in color. It was like deep gold, burnished and shining. It almost looked solid. I thought it must be solid gold, but the Lord assured me it was indeed the light. I could feel the life and energy from this golden light and I felt so drawn to it, that I stepped forwards, but the angel looked fiercely at me and I stopped. He said, “You are only to observe at this time.” So I watched and wondered. The light pulsated and almost danced in it’s brilliance. I could not see through it, but could only look upon it. The life coming out of it was wonderful. The Lord nodded, and the angel lowered his hand and the light disappeared behind it’s folds.

The next angel then waited for the Lord to nod. The Lord did not nod right way, but waited. I wondered why the Lord did not give His approval as he had done so before. He only waited silently. After a few minutes, He finally sighed and nodded. The angel raised his hand and opened the curtain. What I saw was shocking and amazing at the same time. I saw many nations spread out like a carpet or a map. I saw great bolts of lightning coming down from heaven and the bolts were fierce-some. Great peals of thunder sounded, and lightning flashed, and the bolts would strike here and there on the map. When they struck I could hear voices speaking. I could hear the sound of the voices but I could not make out the words. As the voices spoke, the ground under the map shook. The ground rose up with each lightning bolt that struck it. The sky was dark like it was night time, but lit up like the day time with each lightning bolt strike. I don’t know how long the lightning struck and the thunder sounded, but it seemed like a short time. Then everything was quiet. Dead quiet. Nothing moved. The sky was dark, and the winds died down and the lightning and thunder had ceased, and now there was peace. I wondered what had happened to the lands during the great storm. I did not find out because the curtain dropped.

I looked at the Lord, and He nodded to the next angel. The angel reached up and pulled the curtain back. Behind this curtain were floods. There were areas that were flooded with great floods of water. I did not know if the floods were the result of prolonged rains or from another source. The Lord did not show this. But I did notice that in these flood waters the waters boiled. It seemed like the water was churning or simmering. I did not feel that it was from heat. But it was from something else. Something was causing the flood waters to boil and the waters turned brown. Not everywhere was flooded, but vast areas were. There were islands here and there that stood out of the flood waters. But parts of the areas were dry too. Great portions were languished and others were not. I felt that wherever the floods were, the waters were bad and had death and sickness in them. Then I saw some people walking on the waters. There were not many, but some were not affected by the flooding, and they moved about freely during the floods. They helped many during this time period. I saw a few small boats try and rescue some people, but not many boats came. I heard the sound of a door closing, like someone closing a door after they enter a house. Then the Lord nodded, and the angel closed his curtain.

My mind was racing trying to remember all that I had seen. I was trying to mentally file these curtains away within me as I knew they were important. The Lord reached out and touched my shoulder getting my attention. I looked and he nodded to the next angel. The angel nodded, and pulled back the folds of the curtain. I saw the heavenly skies. It was dark in space, and the stars were brilliantly lit. I watched and soon I saw a comet fly by. It was blue and it had a long glowing tail. I saw meteors and other space formations out in their distant places. I could see the farthest of stars. It was like I noticed them all, no matter how many there were. They were all distinct and important. I saw an explosion to my right, and one of the stars to my right just blew up. I don’t know why, and I could not see the cause of its disintegration. Its debris rained down everywhere from where I stood, but I could not see the earth from my view, so I could not tell the effect it had on our planet. I was not shown what happened, only that the star was now broken. I could feel shockwaves from its demise and felt the ripples as they moved through space. I don’t know how long this event took or how long it would take to go throughout the heavens. The Lord nodded, and this curtain went down too.

I saw four more curtains were left on the platform. I waited for the Lord to nod. He just stood there and watched me. The angels waited, and stood erect at attention. I could feel the anticipation in their beings. Suddenly, I felt like I was falling, and I tried to steady myself, but there was nothing to hold onto. It seemed like the whole floor that I was standing on was moving. I looked down and we were indeed moving. The floor was moving almost like a conveyor belt, yet we were motionless. How could that be? I steadied myself as best as I could.

I looked up, and the Lord nodded to the next angel and he opened his curtain. I could see mountains and many lands. There were some mountains rising up from the ground, and in other places I saw mountains being made to fall straight downwards. There was no sound as this happened. I did not hear anything, but that did not mean that there wasn’t any sound. I was not allowed to hear, I felt. I could feel that the ground was moving and the lands were changing. But I knew that it was also that time was changing. Time was accelerated and the earth was responding to the changes of time. Everything was out of timing and out of synchronization with the laws that held it together. What was balanced became unbalanced. What was out of order, now came into order. Some things blossomed in the accelerated time and even thrived. Things reversed and even exchanged places. I saw many areas grow in population and others grow sparse that were once overcrowded. Lands changed and even diversities were exchanged. It seemed the Lord was mixing up things and yet, clarifying things at the same time. I tried to comprehend the vast changes, and the blendings that were happening. The Lord just smiled. He motioned for the angel to drop his curtain.

I saw the Lord again nod, and the next angel raised his curtain. Behind it was a huge factory of sorts. It has many conveyor belts and assembly lines. There were multitudes of angels busily at work everywhere. There were crowns and scepters being fashioned on the machines. There were so many crowns that they seemed to flow fluidly down the belts, almost like liquid. They just seemed to pour through the machines as fast as it could make them. I saw this huge golden liquid coming from above and it poured down into the machines below and then the crowns came out of the other end of the belts and the waiting angels worked on them. Many angels were fashioning precious stones into them or other things which I could not tell what they were from my point of view. There were many polishing them, and some were carrying them to somewhere. The other belt has golden scepters coming out of the other machine. There were about 1½ to 2 feet long, I thought. They were very ornate and each one had unique carvings on them. The angels picked them up reverently and polished them carefully. They also were carried to somewhere out of my view. I could hear faint music in the background. I wondered who they were making these crowns and scepters for. The Lord said, “For the ones who will rule and reign with me in the earth of course.” I nodded. The angel then dropped his curtain at the Lord’s nod.

The Lord took me by the elbow and pointed me to the next curtain. He was very sober, yet His eyes were on fire. I looked and the next curtain had opened. We were looking at a very holy place. The walls were of bronze, or a dark gold color. The furniture was a dark wood and very heavy. There were golden bowls and bronze bowls and copper bowls all sitting on the tables. The golden bowls had coals burning in them. The bronze bowls had what looked like incense in them. The copper bowls had little scrolls in it. I could smell a very rich heady smell that was thick and overbearing. My nose began to burn and my eyes began to water. I could not see clear. The air seemed to get hazy and I felt like I fell asleep. I do not know how long I slept, or what I did. I faintly recalled hearing thunder and harps playing and angels singing. But I did not know if that was in my sleep or if I was awake. I was so heavy. I felt someone shaking me. It seemed like I was floating in eternity. I heard someone calling my name. I groggily shook myself awake and stood up. I had fallen asleep! I was shocked and mortified at the same time. The angel only smiled at me.

He said to me, “It’s time to go.” I thought, “Time to go?” Had we saw all of the curtains? I couldn’t remember.
I shook as I walked. It took sometime for me to get my bearings. I followed the angel for awhile and then he led me to a hallway. I walked down the hallway and came to a large door. I wondered why I could not remember a lot more of the events that I had seen. The Lord then said, “You are not meant to retain the full knowledge of the events at this time, but you are to take note of the time. Men seek to measure time by the events that take place in their lives and in the earth. Men tend to mark their calendars by the events and try to discern the future by their marks. But the wise already know the time, and thereby understand the events when they come. It is time for My people to be wise.”  I opened the door and I was out of the vision.

Daniel 2:21 He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;

Acts 17:26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.

1 Thessalonians 5: 1Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you.

Daniel 11:33 And the wise among the people shall make many understand, though for some days they shall stumble by sword and flame, by captivity and plunder.

Daniel 12:10 Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be refined, but the wicked shall act wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand.

Hosea 14:9 Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them; for the ways of the LORD are right, and the upright walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them.

James 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.

Psalms 107:43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving kindness of the LORD.

-Susan O’Marra