I was saved September 21, 1980. Backslidden from childhood. Alone in my apartment while reading the Bible. The Lord had been dealing with me it seemed the whole year. In September, I walked into a Public Library and picked up and checked out a copy of "The Late Great Planet Earth" by Hal Lindsey. I had never heard anyone talk about "the last days" or Bible Prophecy. Reading this book really opened my eyes as I grew up attending a Presbyterian Church. I gave my heart to the Lord one summer at Church camp when I was eleven or twelve years old. I came home and told my mother that Jesus was in my heart. None of my family was saved and eventually I fell away from the Faith, being drawn back into this present world system. I didn't know then what I know now: God is Married to the backslider! He watched over me and kept me, even in Vietnam, where the devil tried to kill me more than once.
On the night of September 21, 1980, I was reading this book and reading my Bible when Revelation 3:20 just leaped out into my brain:
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."
I knew immediately, by revelation, that Jesus was knocking on the door of my heart and it was up to me to open the door to Him.
I asked Him and He came in! I can only describe His forgiveness of all of my sins as a weight, like cement blocks, that lifted off my shoulders. Those sins would surely have propelled my spirit into hell at my death if I was left unforgiven and unchanged. The Mercy of God endures forever!
Well, I rejoiced and shouted and instantly became a changed man. I stirred up the whole apartment complex (but that's a different story from the one I feel compelled to relate now).
For the next 8 1/2 days I stayed in my apartment and the Lord dealt with me. Personally and prophetically. I fasted during this time, although I knew nothing about fasting, I just knew the Lord told me not to eat.
Some remember, some do not, that this was the time when Iraq and Iran were at war. Nightly on television news you could see pictures of the oil wells in the Gulf on fire. Iraq and Iran were slugging it out. No one was winning but they were battling each other to the death. It ended up, eight years later, a draw.
One night, during this time, I was sleeping, flat on my back. Suddenly, I bolted into a sitting position and the next thing I knew I was up over the earth, looking down in a fetal position. I saw dark, dark grey clouds with red flashes coming through the clouds in different places. The next thing I knew, I was back in my body, still in a sitting position and my chest felt real euphoric. That's the only way I can describe it. I didn't know the word "rapture" but this is what happened, though in the body or out, I can't say.
One of these days, during the 8 1/2 days, the Lord impressed on me to go to the bank and withdraw all the money I had in it - it wasn't alot. I brought it home and put it in a sock in a drawer. I knew by revelation the economy was going to collapse and the banks would close.
The Lord led me to leave the Boston area, where I was living at the time and drive to New Hampshire, about 75 miles away. I knew from previous training in the military that when a nuclear blast happened, the blast and wind radius would reach about this far. While sitting in my car, waiting for the missles to hit, the Lord impressed upon me that the time was not yet. I went home to my apartment.
Although there is so much more that I experienced during this time, the above is what is pertinent to this particular subject. I believe that this is the scenerio that will happen shortly. That the Mullahs in Iran are voicing this threat now, the battle plan was laid out long ago in Ezekiel 38, 39, Revelation 6, the Book of Joel, Jeremiah 50,51, Isaiah 47, Obadiah and other places in the Word of God. What is being spoken as threat now WILL SHORTLY COME TO PASS.
Remember, Jesus said His Return would be as in the Days of Noah and Lot. In both of these instances of prosperity came Deliverence for His people, then IMMEDIATE JUDGMENT!
I pray that all of us, my brothers and sisters, be found AWAKE and WATCHING lest that day come upon some of us unawares. NOW is the time to WARN the sinner and Exhort and Encourage each other, "as we see that day approaching".
The Red Horse of War is about to ride!
p.s. Many of you know of David Wilkerson and his ministry. Many of you have read his book, "The Vision". In it, he describes the same things that the Lord showed me. When I first read his book, some years after my experience, I knew that I was not crazy but this was a true revelation from the Lord. In the mouth of two witnesses, things are established. There have been many others before and since that God has shown these things to. I would suggest that you order it and read it, if you haven't already. You can Google his website.
May God Bless you and give you the sense of urgency to complete your mission.
Reverend David Campbell