I had a disturbing dream last
night. Im not a dooms-dayer or a negative person, but this dream bothered me. Some
say that God speaks through dreams at times. You be the judge.
I went to the mailbox and there was a letter from the government. It
was my familys "Citizen Identification Cards". We had 24 hours to activate
them by removing a piece of tape and impressing our thumbprints in a certain area. We also
had 24 hours to convert all our cash and assets to Universal Citizen Credits. Within 24
hours, we would not be able to buy or sell with cash, or barter with any kind of goods
only Universal Citizen Credits would be legal tender, and they could only be
accessed with our Citizen Identification Card.
I remember thinking, Hmmm, I didnt think the anti-Christ would do
this until AFTER Jesus came back. I was puzzled, but had a strong urging in my spirit that
these cards had something to do with the dreaded Mark of the Beast that would damn our
souls for all eternity.
So I gathered my family around me, and explained our options. We could
either accept the Citizen Identification Cards by removing the tape and putting our thumb
prints on them, turn in all our cash, and then be able to continue our lives as before.
Or, we could refuse and suffer certain death, sooner or later, either
by starvation, or execution. I explained that by the morning we would have to decide, but
I encouraged them to refuse so that we would not forfeit eternal life.
The next morning, we encouraged each other with Scriptures, sang a
hymn, and walked out the front door to the glare of media lights. The government official
gave us one last chance to become true citizens. Hand in hand, we refused, and were
When I woke up I felt so strange. The dream was so real I felt like I
should be dead. And I got to thinking about all that has happened in the last year with
the Y2K scare, about the possibility that we could have been under martial law by now if
some of the scenarios of disaster had played out. I also wondered if all the members of my
family would really be able to discern the signs of the times, and would be able and
willing to make the decision to follow Christ even if it meant death.
One of the last programs I watched in 1999 was about our marvelous
future due to computers. We already have automobiles that can access information from
satellites to aid in navigation. In the near further, "smart cars" have been
predicted that will do your driving for you. In the homes of the future, our appliances
will supposedly be intelligent enough to radio for help if they are about to dysfunction,
to order groceries and have them delivered, to cook our food for us. Our homes will be
computer controlled all the way from the proper temperature to mood music and
lighting. And whoever controlled the computer that controlled our lives would be able to
track and control us. Do we really want to give up our freedoms for a few feeble creature
I keep hearing that song in my mind "I wish wed all been
Karleen Page, January 15, 2000