In early January our ministry was notified by a supporter in Florida that as her husband was looking at the 2004 Marine Calendar February page he noticed a Marine standing by the flag. At that moment he saw in a vision the flag drip with blood. There is great significance to the dream Michael was given and we know before God allows judgments or warnings he always warns and God always prepares his people.
Psalm 32: 6-7, "For this cause everyone who is Godly shall pray to you in a time when you maybe found; surely in a flood of great waters they shall not come near him. You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall surround me with songs of deliverance."
It was October 11th, and we had spent most of the day driving from Wisconsin to Overland Park Ks. I was scheduled to speak at a church the next morning. We had planned to arrive early evening that Saturday, but due to unplanned heavy traffic, and the fact that we got lost along the way, we arrived at our motel just a little past midnight. I was exhausted, and after saying a prayer I went to bed. During the night I had a dream. I dreamed I was kneeling by my bedside praying, when I felt a presence behind me. I turned, and a man was standing there, dressed in white, his hands clasp in front of him. It was the same man I had seen in a dream sometime earlier. "Why didn't you say something, if you were standing there," I asked. "I would never interrupt your communion with the Father," he answered ". It was precious thing. Take my hand, I must show you something."
I took his hand and suddenly we were standing in front of the U.S. Marine War Memorial. It is a statue depicting a group of soldiers raising the American flag on Iwo Jima in WW2. I looked to the man standing on my right, but he pointed toward the statue, and said, "Look at the flag."
As I was watching the flag flap in the wind, a red spot appeared in its center, it began to grow, and spread turning the flag red as it went. It was like someone had spilled this red liquid in the flag's center, and absorbing it, the stain continued to grow. I watched, as the entire flag became saturated, until it finally started to drip.
To my surprise, I realized the liquid dripping from the flag was blood. "What is this suppose to mean"? I asked the man. "The leaders of this nation have war on their hearts, and on their lips, and soon they will have blood on their hands. The banner of war is upon this land," the man answered solemnly.
Before I could ask anything more, I found myself sitting up in bed in a cold sweat. I shared this dream with a friend that Sunday night, as I happened to be speaking in his church in Topeka. I also shared it with Geno and the rest of the staff here at the Hand Of Help office, but in my heart I decided not to make it public until after the holidays. The reason for choosing not to share this until after the New Year is something I choose not to elaborate on at the present time.
Then 3 weeks after this dream I had another. I dreamed the same man was standing by my bedside, but he was no longer dressed in white. Over his robe, he had a breastplate, and as he stood I could see the handle of his sword protruding from behind his right shoulder. It was the fiercest image I had ever seen in my life, but I was not afraid. Kindness still showed in his eyes, and I knew he meant me no harm. As I looked up at him the one thing that struck me was that his breastplate was not shiny. For some reason, I had expected it to shine, rather it was dented and scarred, and looked as though it had seen much battle.
He looked down at me with what I could only describe as disappointment in his eyes. Before I could speak, he said, "for a vessel to fulfill its task, substance must be poured into it, then that same substance must be poured out. If it is never poured out, it will overflow, being of use to no one. Do you understand?" I nodded half heartedly, although I knew what he was trying to tell me.
"When a vessel is chosen it is an honor," he continued, "be faithful in completing your task and share what is given you without delay. Come I will show you once more."
Once again we stood before the monument and the same scene played out.
"When will this happen?" I asked before he could turn away.
"When the Father wills it", he answered. "His will be done."
"Can't you ask him?" I asked realizing only after the words had left my mouth how infantile the question had been.
"You speak of the things your mind cannot comprehend". "You speak of time concerning the One to whom centuries are no more then a blink of an eye. Be diligent in what you have been shown, and more will be revealed. All things proceed as he ordains, that is all you are given to know for now."
The dream ended, and I found myself in bed. I have had some time to contemplate this dream, and if I was one given to speculation there are many theories I could come up with but I am not.
What I do know, is whether in retaliation for a certain action, or as a preemptive measure, this nation will set out on a course that will eventually be the cause of innocents losing there lives. This nation will, be perceived as having blood on its hands and it will stir the emotions of the world against it.
I pray with all my heart this does not occur. That all who are denoting peace and safety for generations to come are right, and I am wrong. Regardless of what some may think I do not want to see the judgment of God fall on this land, but the path we have chosen as a nation is leading us to it.
More then ever I urge you to pray for this nation and its leaders, because it is our duty as children of God to do so. May he who ordains all things be with you and guide you, knowing that in him there is perfect safety, and perfect peace. My heartfelt gratitude and thanks goes out to all those who pray for and support this work, being more than certain that your reward will be great indeed.
Jonah 3: 8-9, "But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let everyone turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from his fierce anger so that we may not perish."
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.