Joan Schmitz, Spring 1973

Vision 1

While in intercession in the Spring of 1973, I received two visions.  What I saw and heard I now write, as the Lord has confirmed that this is His time for me to write them down, for they are for the Body of Christ.

Scene 1 As the vision opened I saw myself digging in a garbage bag.  This so surprised me that out of my spirit I said, "Lord, what am I doing digging in a garbage bag?"  It was then that a man appeared before me.  He was skin and bones, having hollow eyes.  The Lord spoke into my spirit - "FAMINE."

Scene 2 The next scene that came before me was a street scene.  The atmosphere was somewhat dark, but I could see people gathered on the corner.  At this point I was made aware that there was fighting and great turmoil.  It was then that the Lord spoke in my spirit that "many would die by the sword and famine."

Scene 3 In the next scene I was lifted up by the Spirit, and as I was looking down, I saw people marching in ranks.  Their appearance was that of starvation, as they were skin and bones with hollow eyes.  As I watched and listened, into my spirit I was reminded of the great persecution of the Jews under Hitler during World War II.  As they marched they were singing a song in a language that I was not familiar with.  As I listened, I began to sing in the Spirit the same song.  At a later time, the Lord showed me that this would be the coming persecution of the Church and the Jews.  It was then that the Lord spoke to me saying, "The stage is being set and the curtain is about to rise on the whole new world system, and the money you have will not be worth the paper it's written on."

Vision 2

As the vision opened I saw the Earth in space.  Just above the Earth I saw a thick mass, which not only overshadowed the Earth, but extended out a little beyond the Earth at both sides.    As I watched, trying to understand what I was seeing, a large scorpion appeared at the left side of the mass.  It was then that I heard a voice saying, "These are principalities and powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in high places coming down upon the Earth."

The scene then changed from the whole Earth in space to a large map of the United States.  As I continued to watch and listen, my attention was drawn to the West, and an earthquake of great magnitude hit.  I heard the Lord say, "The very Earth shall reel to and fro on her axis."

My attention was then drawn to California and the states surrounding it.  All the area was under water.  It was as if the Earth once more appeared, and the water came from California and all that area, and flowed down and around the Earth, and across the peninsula of Florida which was covered with water except for one small area.  The water continued to flow up the East Coast.  It was then that I saw something that looked like a giant wall standing off the shores of New York City.  As I watched the giant wave, I pondered what it was.  Then the Lord opened my understanding, and I was made to know that it was a tidal wave.  As I watched the giant wave, it began to fold over and go over the skyscrapers.  It was then that I cried out to the Lord saying, "Lord, Your people, Your people!"  He then replied, "The peoples of the Earth shall be brought together upon one common ground - SURVIVAL!"

Evangelist Joan Schmitz, 904 N. Nokomis Avenue, Lakeland, Florida, 33801