A SHATTERER HAS COME UPON YOU!
Prophetic dream of June 1998 –
In this dream I saw and heard a vase shattering, the sound of which was so loud it woke me. Immediately I got up and ran to my living room to see if my favorite ceramic vase was lying on the floor in pieces. It wasn’t. That’s when I realized the dream was from God, so I waited on Him for awhile to see if He would tell me the meaning, but He didn’t, so I went back to sleep.
Upon awakening the next morning I heard this Scripture: “Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six-hundred, sixty, and six talents.” – 2 Chronicles 9:16.
This numerical sequence, often rendered as just 666, in the oldest Greek manuscripts is rendered as three Greek letters, chi, xi, and stigma, which have the numerical values of 600, 60, and 6, in that order. Most would agree this number is a reference to “apostasy” and/or to an“antichrist” spirit that influences men to rebel against Yehovah and His truth. In the “end of days,” also called the End Times or Last Days, this spirit of antichrist and apostasy will be most prevalent and manifest in great violence and upheaval worldwide, according to Biblical prophecy. Jesus, Paul and other disciples wrote and taught about a “spirit of antichrist” and “a spirit of iniquity,” which were already at work in the fledgling Church [2 Peter 2:1-22; Gal 1:7, 2 Cor 11:13&14]. Apostates are those who ‘turn away’ from worshiping Yehovah the true God, to worship and serve pagan (foreign) gods [2 Tim 4:4, Titus 1:14]. King Solomon is a clear cut example of an apostate, one who knew Yehovah but ‘fell away’ [Heb 6:4-6;1 Tim 4:1] from Him to worship “foreign gods” [1 Kings 11:4-11]. Here are the only other references to the number 666 in the Bible – Ezr 2:13 The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six. 1Ki 10:14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold. Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred and sixty and six.
Re the “beast” – I’m not convinced the beast is either an individual or a nation, I think it could be both [Rev 11:7; 13:1-4 & 11-18; 14:9-11; 15:2, 16:2-13; 17:3-17; 19:19&20; 20:4&10]. Some believe the Beast is just another title for the Antichrist. Re the “antichrist” – he who denies that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is an antichrist [1 John 2:18 & 22, 1 Jn 4:3, & 2 Jn 1:7]. As to whether antichrist is a single individual, the pronoun “the” doesn’t precede the term in most references. He’s PRESUMED to be an individual from terms like “son of perdition,” “man of sin,” “the prince that shall come” [Daniel 8:11, 9:26] and “that wicked” [2 Thessalonians 2:8-12]. It is believed that one man in the future will become possessed by Satan and become The Antichrist, the Son of Perdition, the Prince to Come, and the Man of Sin, respectively.
After I looked up the verse about Solomon, I searched the Bible to see if I could find either the word ‘break’ or ‘shatter’ and found it in an old testament prophetic book – Nahum 2:2, “A shatterer has come upon you; man the guard posts, watch the road, steady your loins, and brace all your strength.”
Various definitions of ‘shatterer‘ H6327 pûts – he who dashes to pieces, he who scatters, an attacker, a destroyer, one who shatters. ‘man the guard posts’ – be at my post in order to protect, defend, and care for; ‘watch the road’ – watch for the enemy attack to begin! ‘steady your loins’ – be ready for action, be in a constant state of readiness; ‘brace all your strength’ – be prepared to withstand danger and/or impact. Hold steady, invigorate, stimulate, and fortify. [Webster’s Dictionary]
INTERPRETATION of the Dream: A shatterer was coming upon me, or possibly the United States of America, or both, and I should be watchful and get ready for it.
FULFILLMENT of the dream: I believe it was the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon three years later on September 11, 2001. Afterwards, I realized the dream was a warning of that tragic event. The thousands of pieces of glass falling to the ground when planes ripped through the buildings, SHATTERING windows, was similar to Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass, when German gestapos “shattered” the windows of Jewish businesses in 1938. What I think the 911 attackers wanted to accomplish was the shattering of America’s sense of security and dominance in the world. Their attack was an announcement that they’re able, funded, organized, and highly motivated to carry out their objectives.
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Debra R. Stout © June 19, 2016