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God Gave me a Glimpse of the Future: An “Open Vision of Flowers”


Last fall we went on a short beach trip. Living about 2 hours from the coast is a dream come true for me. The trip is made on one main highway which navigates through small towns and in need of new construction. The old highway is a straight shot but with a number of speed traps. Decorated along the way are simple shops, a post office or two and country restaurants. If you are looking for a metropolis, you won’t find it here.

The back country trip is one I have made numerous times so the ride is now more familiar.  Due to this particular trip being a business conference for my husband we had to go in separate vehicles.

Friday morning around the middle of October 2011 driving on this lonesome trail alone I began to reflect on God’s creation and how unpretentious the livelihood remains.
All of a sudden I felt like I was having a dream while awake.  I realized I was experiencing an “Open Vision.”

The landscape is open wide for farming or raising cattle and even horses.

It was as if God highlighted certain dilapidated buildings, worn out homes or pieces of what use to be houses. Torn down fences with wood lying around, abandoned stores or wood sheds, and the brick fireplace where families most likely built a fire to keep warm.

As I slowed down the color around this loss of life had a yellowish hue. In the vision it smelled of death.

Evidences of fields where crops grew were empty and dead. It was evil. It was what was left of Satan’s destruction.

Words resounded in my ears saying “What you see here use to be a home where families worked to make a living and children playing outside. The abandoned stores and empty fields provided necessities while they attended the little church that no longer exists.”

Photo by Randy Harrison

Caught up in this vision God’s spirit was speaking to me, I noticed flowers. Beautiful, colorful flowers right in the middle of all of this ruined wreckage. The pattern continued as I crept down the road; flowers growing in the strangest spots but all surrounded by an undoing and extermination of what was life.

The vision became alive. Fathers were farming and planting their crops. Mother’s were hanging laundered clothes out to dry. Children were running and playing without a care in the world. Their faces smiled with joy and happiness. The flowers gave off scents of lilacs and roses. God’s love shed brilliance over everything in sight. It felt like love.

Watching this movie play out until the life faded away in the distance was once again replaced by the carnage of what use to be.

The inner voice of the Holy Spirit spoke to me.  “Destruction is not my Creation and will not remain. What I have revealed to you is what will be again.”

As quickly as the vision appeared it was gone just as fast. What seemed to be a long time was a few seconds. My car had barely moved.

At the time of this vision God gave me an instruction and a promise.

Instruction: God wants us to be like the flowers. Color our faith with his word so it grows high in the dense hatred of oppression, havoc and doom so much so the lost will see life instead of death. Good instead of evil; right instead of wrong. He wants us to stand out in the crowd of all that is bad and blossom for the kingdom of God.

Promise: For those who follow this instruction will reap abundance in every area of your life. Your futures will lack for nothing. Deuteronomy 28 will be your lifeline of blessings.

Since that day I have asked God to give me more insight into this vision. This is what I believe he has revealed to me.

He is shaking things up from the church to the government.

We are beginning a season of change for his people for good.

He is using that which appears to be evil for good even if it looks the opposite.

He is working behind the scenes in Middle Eastern countries bringing women and children to Christ in record numbers although you would never see it on the News.

God is getting ready for a political shocker. And then some.

You ask why now? Why speak of this now? Because God told me to.

Galatians 6:7-8: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”

Photo by Randy Harrison





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26 thoughts on “God Gave me a Glimpse of the Future: An “Open Vision of Flowers”

  1. I have goosebumps right now. And tears in my eyes. I’ve been thinking a lot about the Holy Spirit recently – He’s been working on me for sure. I’m finally starting to acknowledge Him & the work He’s been doing IN me that I’ve been afraid of….reading Pastor Chris Jordan’s book Supernatural (do you get his blogs?), just got Francis Chan’s book The Forgotten God, trying to understand what I have experienced in the past. And welcoming the Spirit’s work & gifts. Wow. Thanks, Cathy, again…for your words & thoughts and now your visions.

    By the way, you say you are a true southerner…where? I’m from Arkansas with a “tiny bit of Indian” also.

  2. what a beautiful vision you have given to me through your writing. bless you and thank u

  3. Praise God! What an awesome prophetic word from God! Thank you for sharing!
    God Bless You!

  4. Beautiful! God is at work and great things are coming for the kingdom!

  5. Amen my sister. Amen.

  6. What an awesome vision. We should all be encouraged by it. Now, why would God release a vision like this right now? Probably because we are going to need encouraging visions and prophetic words in the upcoming bad times. So, I think we need to pay close attention to the instruction part of the vision and prepare ourselves for the future.

  7. Thank you for sharing this personal vision in such a beautiful and delicate manner. We should take heed and closely obey His instructions.

  8. Amen Cathy! A season of change… I loved that part.

  9. Thank you Cathy for sharing your vision. So true, He is shaking the world as well as the church. I know many Pastors that have given first hand testimonies about thousand upon thousands of Muslims and Hindus coming to faith in Christ. They have dreams and visions about Jesus and in many cases he appeared to them. It is time for this country to turn back to the Lord, and to pray and humble ourselves before almighty God. Maranatha Lord Jesus.

  10. Thank you so much for stopping by and Liking my blog, you have a great blog and excellent posts. God Bless you 🙂

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  12. Thank you for stopping by “Simply Church Folk”. As a minister of the gospel, I have experienced quite a few visions while wide awake. I can attest to the fact that I understood exactly what you were saying. To God be the Glory.

  13. This is amazing! How wonderful it is to see the vision God is showing and wanting to see more of it. Keep thirsting after all the Lord calls upon you. What an inspiration to my heart! Thank you. May the Lord bless your endeavors for the kingdom as well as the desires of your heart seeking righteously after His. Blessings in abundance to you Sister Naphtali!

    • Thank you Terra! God is so good! My hope and prayer is that all of us Christian bloggers in Christ get the word out as I believe God wants us to. It is like being online Missionaries! God bless!

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  15. That s beautiful Naphtali! What a blessing to receive!

  16. Thank you for your like my post on, “Pastor Steve Hill, In Memoriam.” You are very kind.

  17. I had goose bumps reading your vision, I could see what you saw. Especially the women hanging clothes out to dry and joy on their faces. Thank you for sharing!

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