What are we to make of certain prophecies? Below is a sample of rather obscure, older, general Christian ones. If valid, some, at least to a degree (world wars, Communism), already have materialized. But other events have not yet happened. And so, in keeping with 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 (“Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good”), here, sometimes lacking specificity (as far as origin), is a smattering of them.
From Angel Fire:
[Unnamed monk in 1911] -“An evil will shortly take Russia and wherever this evil comes, rivers of blood will flow. This evil will take the whole world, and wherever it goes, rivers of blood will flow because of it. It is not the Russian soul but an imposition on the Russian soul. It is not an ideology or a philosophy, but a spirit from hell. In the last days, Germany will be divided in two. France will just be nothing. Italy will be judged by natural disasters. Britain will lose her empire and all her colonies, and will come to almost total ruin, but will be saved by praying women. America will feed the world, but will finally collapse. Russia and China will destroy each other. Finally, Russia will be free, and from her believers will go forth and turn many from the nations to God.”
The old monk then [supposedly] said to an Abbess Barbara, “You will live to see Russia free, but you will not live to see the Antichrist.”
[SD note: Remember, this is more than a century ago.]
Dr. Hudson Taylor, 1832 – 1905, was a missionary to China. For forty years the sun never rose on China, but Hudson Taylor was on his knees for the salvation of the Chinese. On one of his furloughs to England in 1855, Hudson Taylor was preaching when he suddenly stopped. He stood speechless for a time with his eyes closed. When he began to speak again he explained: “I have seen a vision. I saw in this vision a great war that will encompass the whole world. I saw this war recess and then start again, actually being two wars. After this, I saw much unrest and revolts that will affect many nations. I saw in some places spiritual awakenings.
“In Russia, I saw there will come a general encompassing, national SPIRITUAL AWAKENING so great that there could never be another like it. From Russia, I saw the awakening spread to many European countries. Then I saw an all-out awakening, followed by the Coming of Christ.”
The following are some of the prophecies of John Koyle, who lived near Salem – Spanish Fork, Utah in the early 1900’s. “Political authorities would search the length and the breadth of the land to find a strong man who could cope with this chaos (economic collapse), but no such man could be found and there was no presidential official possible. By the time it was time to collect taxes (4th month), there would be no Federal Government left to collect them, and consequently, the paper dollar became worthless, having no intrinsic value…”
He spoke of Russia invading Turkey at this time to gain the Dardanelle-Bosporus Waterway. He said that at this time there would be trouble in Palestine or the Mid East, which in turn would cause war to erupt in the Balkans as Russia made a great military push toward Palestine and practically wiped Turkey off the European part of the map. This war would be brought to our coastline, but we would not be invaded at this time. However, a Russian invasion of the U.S. and Canada would come later. He said that after the Reds took over most of Europe, Asia, and Africa, they would invade the United States and Canada, and because of our chaotic condition, we could offer very little organized resistance. He said the Reds would get as far as the Missouri River before they were stopped by divine intervention. The Chinese would invade the West Coast and get as far as the Sierra Nevadas before they were stopped by Divine intervention, and that these invasions would not reach us here in these valleys of the (Rocky) mountains.”
[Again, for cautious evaluation only]
“All of a sudden the ceiling just disappeared. Now when I say vision, my friends, I know that some visions are what the Bible calls ‘night visions,’ like in a dream. You will find that in the Bible. Dreams are also called visions. Generally speaking, a vision is differentiated by what you see with your eyes open, that which you see when you are not asleep. In this particular case, I was standing on my feet, when all of a sudden the walls and the ceiling just faded right out. I began to see this vision, and the Lord showed me. I looked up. I saw what answers to the description of an I.C.B.M. [Inter–Continental Ballistic Missile] just as real as any picture that you would see, or the real thing if you’ve ever seen one of those
missiles. It was just as real as you would look upon one if it were right in front of you, two or three feet away! I saw it! I was passing over a skim of clouds. Not heavy clouds, but a thin skim of clouds. I was standing on the side of this mountain, a residential district. I was looking over into a bay area. It would appear like I was in Berkeley, if you’ve ever been to Berkeley, and the Berkeley hills. I was looking into the bay area toward San Francisco, the San Francisco bay region. I saw the freeway. I don’t say that it was the Oakland freeway that is there today.
“I don’t know where it was, my friends. I do know this, that I was standing on the side of this mountain, overlooking a huge metropolis. I saw this missile directed toward the city, and suddenly, being electronically controlled, no doubt. It plummeted right down into the city and then exploded. Then I saw the fireball which answers to the description of what I have seen in a civil defense film release of the first hydrogen bomb explosion. This happened in 1929! The atom was not split until 1932! Yet, I saw it as clear as I see you here tonight.”
Reg King: “In the vision things happening, and understood in my mind, as it was revealed to me, as to the location and who they were. The Russian forces were coming out of the area of the Bathurst Inlet. I remember how astonished I was, because they were there undetected. They had a large mobile military attack force, with heavy armor. Then the scene changes and I saw Russian and U.S. fighter planes in aerial combat, which is near the Saskatchewan border. The invasion route was in the general area of the Alberta and Saskatchewan border along 110 degrees longitude. I was very amazed that hostile aircraft could get so near to the U.S. border, and not be detected and intercepted before that time. Again the scene changes and I realized the enemy land forces to be just North of the 60th parallel, also as yet
undetected, and without be resistance from either Canadian or U.S. forces.
“The visionary experience was given to me in the late 1940’s and I remember my absolute amazement that an enemy could penetrate so far into our beloved Canada and not be detected. Also, lastly, a date was given to me, but not the year, which was 01/26, ? And the enemy was using bacterial or germ warfare.”
[resources: Fear of Fire]