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Norwegian Vision of World War (1968)

This paper was recently sent to me by a reliable ministry in the UK. It relates to a prophetic vision given in 1968. While I do not normally offer such things on this site, because of the number of false prophecies and visions encountered on the internet, I have decided to present this for your prayerful consideration because its content seems reliable.

The Bible says, when there are prophecies given to the church, "let the other [ones] judge". (1 Cor 14:29 29). We have the responsibility to test what is given. We do not immediately accept any words as from God but we should consider and weigh such words, asking God to confirm their meaning to our hearts.

I therefore present this as it was sent to me, neither validating it as genuine, nor condemning it as false. Please read and discern for yourselves.

Note: remember while reading the following that the world of the mid 1960's was a VERY different place to the world we know, and many of the themes contained in this vision, although familiar to us today, would have been unknown or even unthinkable to a 90-year old Christian lady at that time.

An elderly lady in her nineties from Valdres in Norway received in 1968 a vision from God. Dr Emmanuel Minos (a well-known Conference speaker from Norway) was conducting evangelistic meetings in the town where she lived. He went to visit her and she told him what she had seen. Then he recorded all these things in a notebook, but thought that as it sounded so incredible, he would not tell anybody.

After more than 30 years he was convinced that he should now share the vision. The lady from Valdres was a reliable Christian with spiritual understanding and was held in respect by all who knew her. Here is what was shown to her:

"I saw, just before the return of our Lord, another World War. The world appeared as a globe - Scandinavia, Europe and also many nations. Then I observed certain events which would happen before the terrible catastrophe. There were four special signs:-

1) Prior to the world-wide conflict and the coming of the Lord there would be a very peaceful period, as never experienced previously, between the powerful nations from the East and the West. In many countries there would be a disarmament programme resulting in them being completely unprepared for this crisis, which would happen in a most unexpected way.

2) In the churches compromise and apathy would prevail and a falling away from true, living Christianity. The Christians will not want to listen to serious prophetic ministry before the coming of Jesus. The messages of law and grace, sin and the Gospel, repentance and salvation will be ignored. There will be a substitute prosperity gospel.

The main emphasis will be on making an impression and being successful. Materialism will dominate. Churches and chapels will become empty and be sold for other purposes. Instead of the proclamation of the cross and following Jesus, renewal, holiness and preparation for His coming, there will be entertainment and cultural experience. This will definitely increase.

3) There will be a moral collapse such as we have known before in Norway. People will be living in immorality and adultery. There will be uncleanness before marriage and unfaithfulness between husbands and wives. Such actions will be considered normal and many excuses will be made.

There will be sinful relationships between men and women. Christian families will be affected, and even allow such things to happen.

In the times before His coming there will be an enormous increase of Television Stations and programmes with an explosion of violence which will result in an escalation of crime, such that people will not feel safe to walk on the streets.

It will be similar with the Radio Stations. People will view and listen to scenes of death and destruction, evil and wickedness which will influence society. And this will be entertaining and exciting!

The dear old lady said to me. "This will really happen and you will see it . The good will be removed and the evil will be regarded as quite normal."

4) From the underdeveloped countries people will pour into Europe and they will come to Scandinavia and also Norway. There will be such an influx that eventually the people will look upon them in a negative way and will treat them very badly.

Then the high point of our sins will be reached, followed by the 3rd World War and the coming of the Lord Jesus. The actual conflict will not last long. There will be no comparison with this final battle! The air will be so unclean that the people will not be able to breathe properly.

This will spread to the continents of America, Asia and Australia and especially the richer countries. Water will be considered unsafe to drink. The earth will not provide the usual harvests. Consequently only a few will survive and people will try to move to the poorer countries, but they will also be treated in a very harsh manner.

Now I am glad that I shall not experience what I have seen in the future, but when this time approaches you must have courage to declare this vision which God has given to me. Nothing must be contrary to the Bible. The people who know the forgiveness of their sins and that Jesus is Lord and Saviour will be protected and saved!

Translated from an article in the magazine in Germany "Christian Information Service".

My Comment: Because of the many conflicts in Eastern Europe and the relaxation of border controls in the European Union, there has been in the past few years a massive influx of refugees into the richer countries of Europe.

A Personal Comment from the Sender:

Throughout the 20th Century various prophecies and visions have been given concerning the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is necessary to prove what is genuine and is confirmed by the Word of God and reject that which is sensational and even false.

Prophetic ministry should never be the cause of fear but rather faith in God who is sovereign and supreme! Unfortunately, the wonderful theme that Jesus will come again in power and glory is completely neglected and the last book of the Bible the Revelation with the hope of the future is forgotten. When was the last time that you heard such a message in your church or at a conference?

Paul the Apostle who encountered the living Lord on the road to Damascus encourages believers "to wait for His Son from heaven" and "to love His appearing." These truths that as the prophet Hosea said "His coming is as sure as the dawn" should motivate and mobilise us to preach the Gospel as a witness to all nations and also to pray for the salvation of Israel.

As we approach the new millennium and with the signs of the times pointing to the coming of Jesus may we be in tune with Him, in touch with the people, and in time for the action!

"When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads: for your redemption draws near." Luke 21:28.