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My advice to all who read this letter:



If you are lost without Jesus as your Savior, I ask that you give your life to Jesus Christ so that you will not have to go through the Tribulation Period.  For those who find yourselves in the Tribulation Period, give your life to Jesus Christ and be faithful to Him unto the end of your life.  Then your soul will enter heaven and live eternally with Him.


You can accept Jesus Christ as your Savior by praying this simple prayer of repentance and devotion to Christ:


A Prayer of Salvation and Becoming a Christian:


Lord, Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God.  I am a sinner and repent of my sins.  I ask You to come into my heart and live with me.  Be the Lord of my life, which means I will serve you with all of my heart the rest of my life and will obey what You tell me to do.  Amen.


If you prayed this prayer in faith, believing Jesus saved you, you are saved and are a Christian.


My Dreams And Visions Of Martyrs Of The Tribulation Period



Martyr #1 - A Vision Of A Christian Martyr -

A Young Lady Burned At The Stake



God has given some of us visions of some of you who are to die for Christ during the Tribulation Period.



The Events That Led Up To This Vision:



Months Before The Vision:


I had been studying martyrs for many years off and on in my life and it just happened, as God plans things in my life ahead of time, that God had led me to study the martyr stories again the months leading up to the vision.  I re-read many martyr stories, again, and I was so moved by their stories as I usually am.



Two Weeks Before The Vision:


As I was praying about the martyr stories, I felt God wanted me to draw martyrs from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, a book written by John Foxe in the 1500’s of the testimonies of how many thousands, if not millions, of Christian martyrs had died from the first century to the 1500’s mainly at the hands of the Catholic organization.  Now the book has been updated to include martyrs even to our times.  


So, I went to a store and picked up some drawing pencils and a couple of books on how to draw.   I already had the paper as I have enjoyed drawing a few things through the years, but I never perfected any kind of great talent in drawing.  This was a total act of faith on my part.  I believed God was going to do something different in my life, for His glory, with these drawings than He ever did in my past.



The Night Before The Vision:


The night before I received the vision from God, I was studying the life of Samson in the Book of Judges, in the Bible, and I saw that he was called for one main purpose and that purpose was to defeat the Philistines.  I came to one of the darkest hours of my life.  My wife has been ill for many years and I felt helpless.  I have prayed to God all of these years for her healing.  Although God has shown her many steps that is leading towards her healing, there is a long way to go in the completion of that healing.  


On this particular night, I wept before God for my wife.  I felt not only helpless but also useless.  I felt as if I were nothing.  I couldn’t help my wife in her suffering, except to be there for her, which seemed sorely inadequate to me.  Her suffering has been beyond comprehension or description and her stamina with God in her faith is greater than any martyr I have ever read about.  


To watch her suffer these many years has been hard.  When someone you love hurts, you hurt also.  So, I was carrying this burden of feeling helpless and worthless, weeping before God, and I asked God what my purpose was.  It seemed God was changing my purpose, once again, in my life.  In life we can have many purposes.  But, lately I had felt like God was leading me towards a new purpose I had not done before.  Then, after awhile, I fell asleep.  


The next morning I woke up.  Then God gave me this vision.



My First Martyr Vision:  


On April 25th, 2010, I was in bed, awake, and suddenly I saw a vision as clear as a movie on TV, and so real it seemed the person was actually right in front of me.  I saw a young woman who was in her late teens or early twenties standing in front of a round wooden stake where she was about to be burned at the stake.  


The young lady was modestly dressed in a brown dress.  Before her hands were tied to the stake, she was calm, just standing in front of the stake waiting her time to die.  She had long dark hair.  Then her hands were tied around the stake behind her.  The ground seemed unnoticed much to my eye with no details, as if she were standing on smooth sand.  It didn’t seem to be grass or anything that stood out.  It simply seemed smooth and perhaps tan colored.  There also were no background objects like a building behind her or anything.  Thus, there was no hint as to where this young woman was.  


My eyes were drawn to her face for one reason only.  Although she was what some people might call pretty, that wasn’t what stuck out in my mind.  


In her face I saw that it radiated with the peace of Jesus; the kind peace only Jesus can give a person to accept the cruelest of sufferings and death she was about to face... she was about to be burned to death at the stake.


I saw in her face was a great confidence.   She was confident of her relationship with her Lord and Savior.  I saw in her face was a great calmness.  She knew she was going home to meet Jesus in just a short while.  I saw in her face a great bravery.  She stood before the stake bravely and calmly awaiting her time of death.  I saw in her face a great meekness.  Not a word was said from her.  She was not angry at her enemies who had tied her to the stake.  She was silent with the peace of Jesus in her heart.


What she was about to suffer, however long or short of a time she had to endure it, she still had the calmness, peace and confidence in her circumstances and in her Lord Jesus Christ who would accept her into His loving arms after her death.  


The vision probably lasted only twenty to thirty seconds in length.  Not that long.  But, it was a life changing experience for me.  


Was this vision the answer to my wife’s healing?  No.  We continue to pray for and wait on God for His fulfillment of my wife’s healing.  Was this vision the answer to part of my prayer for my purpose?  Yes.  I will explain this in a moment.  



After I Received The First Vision:


I cried and trembled after the vision and worshipped God for the vision.  At first, I believed that the vision was of a young lady who had died in the past, perhaps Potainiena who died in the beginning of the 3rd century AD or perhaps someone like her.


I went to the Word of God and began reading to see if God would reveal to me what I had just seen.


God led me to Acts 20:19 and the verses following 19.


Acts 20:19, 23-24, 27  NAS


19.  serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which came upon me…


23. except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me.

24. "But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, in order that I may finish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.


27. "For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God.


I felt that God was speaking to me that the “bonds and afflictions” that awaited me were the stories of martyrs that needed to be told through the message of drawing and writing their stories for a testimony.  This perhaps would fulfill my ministry, which seemed to be indicated in verse 24 when Paul spoke of finishing his course or purpose and ministry in his own life.  And I knew the vision was from Jesus, which is also stated in verse 24, “the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.”


I felt God declared to me my new purpose as stated in Acts 20:27.


Then God led me to Scriptures confirming to me that the vision was from God, not that I doubted that at all.


1 Corinthians 2:3-5  NAS


3. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.

4. And my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

5. that your faith should not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.


God showed me my state and condition at the time the vision came to me.  I was what is described in verse 3.  I was in weakness, fear and trembling when I received the vision.  Next, God showed me that the vision (the message above) was not in words but was a demonstration of the Spirit and of power.  God gave the vision in the power of His Spirit.  This vision came this way so that I would rely on God and His Spirit to accomplish through me the things He wanted me to do, and not rely on my talent or anything from man.

Letters To The Martyrs

Then I received a second vision about this same martyr from the Lord.



The Second Vision:


The next vision I had was after the young woman was burned.  All that was left was the burnt stake that had fallen down because it had been burned into two pieces.  The girl's body was ashes in a small pile around the stake.  


This vision was briefer than the last one, but the message was clear.  The woman was burned at the stake and was faithful in standing for Jesus Christ as a testimony to the world around her.

This ended the two visions about this strong saint of Jesus who will die bravely for Him during the Tribulation Period.



My Letter To This Martyr:


To this martyr:  What strikes me the most about you is that Jesus gave you peace and confidence to face the death you have to face.  Although I don’t know your name, in this vision of you, I saw in your face that peace… that confidence to face one of the most horrible deaths possible.  Yet, Jesus’ strength empowered you to face your death very nobly.  I commend you ahead of time for your bravery and strength you will obtain in Christ Jesus.  


I want to give you encouragement since we have seen of some of you who faced death so bravely, and I will say that Jesus is looking down from heaven very proud of you for your stand for Him during the Tribulation Period.  We are also proud of you.


Jesus’ arms are outstretched towards you waiting for your trial to end so He can say to you, “Well done My good and faithful son or daughter, enter into My kingdom of rest and peace for all of eternity.”


Jesus’ strength allowed you to be faithful through the end of your life.  A crown of righteousness awaits you, child of God.  God will be with you forever.

I read some passages of Scriptures and another event happened in my life that showed me, that this was not a martyr of the past but was a martyr during the Tribulation Period in the future.


I received emails at my web site from a lady who posted the testimony from a lady in Belgium had written of a dream she had received from the Lord.  She wrote how God had given her a terrible dream of young girls being martyred for Christ in the Tribulation Period.


Immediately I realized that my vision might also have been of a future martyr during the Tribulation Period as well instead of my initial thinking that it was a martyr from the past.  So, again, I sought the Lord in the Word.


God led me to Acts 13:41 NIV


Acts 13:41


41.  "`Look… for I am going to do something in your days that you would never believe, even if someone told you.' "


So, when I read “I am going to do something in your days…” I knew it was in the last days during the Tribulation Period also.


Then God led me to Acts chapter 2.


Acts 2:17-18


17.  `And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams.

18.  and on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy.


I had no idea that God was also fulfilling these verses in Acts chapter 2 through a lady in Belgium, myself and perhaps other people around the world by giving us visions and dreams concerning martyrs during the coming Tribulation Period.