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October 22, 2023



This past Sunday morning (early on October 22, 2023), I was awakened very early to a disturbing dream. There was commotion everywhere. Phones did not work. People were running from threats coming from every direction it seemed. They couldn’t seem to get food or water, which was not the greatest of their immediate worries.

Although I tried to go back to sleep, it was difficult. I finally got up to these words from the still small voice of the Lord: “The armies of the enemy are crossing the border by the thousands every day.” I kept hearing this message quietly but firmly throughout the day.

Still, I tried to stay focused on things I needed to get done over the weekend. But the warning kept coming.

I had recently seen a few videos of many illegal aliens coming across our southern border daily and wondered what was new about this impress of the Spirit of the Lord. Still the message persisted.

Sometime in the afternoon when asking what I was to do with this impress, I was told I was being called as a watchman to communicate the warning I was being told.

Sometime after supper, I asked what was the particular threat. I was told, Hezbollah. And that they will be very destructive here in this land.

In mid-2022, when asking about my work situation and concerns I had about making particular plans for the rest of the year, I was told that many of the judgments I had been shown since late 1989 would take place in 2024, and it would be okay to go forward with my work plans for the second half of 2022 as well as on into much of 2023.

Given the impress, and the soberness with which it was given to me all day Sunday, I would encourage each one to remember the following scripture: Luke 21

It’s my understanding that during the next year, from now until next November, we will see a lot of changes in the world around us, especially in our country.

I want you to know I love you in Christ Jesus, and I pray God’s rich blessings will be upon you to preserve you in the faith of Jesus Christ as we pass through this troubling time.

Dwight Burford

Scripture reference:

Luke 21 Intro: The widow’s mite — Destruction of Jerusalem — Signs of Christ’s coming tribulation of the Jews — Parable of the fig tree — Undue cares of the world forbidden.

The widow’s mite

1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting in their gifts into the treasury; 2 And saw also, a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. 3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all. 4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God; but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

Destruction of Jerusalem

5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones, and gifts, he said, 6 These things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be lift one stone upon another, which shall not be thrown down. 7 And the disciples asked him, saying, Master, when shall these things be? And what sign wilt thou show, when these things shall come to pass? 8 And he said, The time draweth near, and therefore take heed that ye be not deceived; for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; go ye not therefore after them. 9 And when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified; for these things must first come to pass; but this is not the end. 10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights, and great signs shall there be from heaven. 11 But before all these things shall come, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you; delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons; being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake. 12 Settle this therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer; 13 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 14 And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 15 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 16 And ye shall be hated of all the world for my name’s sake. 17 But there shall not a hair of your head perish. 18 In your patience possess ye your souls. 19 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 20 Then let them who are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them who are in the midst of it, depart out; and let not them who are in the countries, return to enter into the city. 21 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written maybe fulfilled. 22 But woe unto them who are with child, and to them who give suck, in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 23 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations; and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. 24 Now these things he spake unto them, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem. And then his disciples asked him, saying, Master, tell us concerning thy coming? 

Signs of Christ’s coming tribulation of the Jews

25 And he answered them, and said, In the generation in which the times of the Gentiles shall be fulfilled, there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity, like the sea and the waves roaring. The earth also shall be troubled, and the waters of the great deep; 26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth. For the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your heads, for the day of your redemption draweth nigh. 28 And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud, with power and great glory. 

Parable of the fig tree

29 And he spake to them a parable, saying, Behold the fig tree, and all the trees. 30 When they now shoot forth, ye see, and know of your own selves, that summer is now nigh at hand. 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32 Verily I say unto you, this generation, the generation when the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled, shall not pass away till all be fulfilled. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.34 Let my disciples therefore take heed to themselves, lest at any time their hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come upon them unawares. 35 For as a snare it shall come on all them who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 And what I say unto one, I say unto all, Watch ye therefore, and pray always, and keep my commandments, that ye may be counted worthy to escape all these things which shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man when he shall come clothed in the glory of his Father. 

Undue cares of the world forbidden.

37 And in the day time, he was teaching in the temple; and at night, he went out and abode in the mount that is called Olives. 38 And the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, to hear him.