Job 33:14-18 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceives it not. [15] In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumber upon the bed; [16] Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction, [17] That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. [18] He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

The following is what I wrote in my journal at 2:30 a.m. July 22, 1996. I am not going to try and explain the dream or the scriptures. I wrote only what stood out to me and I am amazed at what actually happened. Even the death of the governor or the one left in charge (Vernon) came to pass. Some things that I wrote that morning with a question mark beside it because I had no idea. I have watched most of this entire scenario come to pass in the last few years and have no doubt that the rest will also happen. I remember how amazed I was when Gary King gave me a copy of the "oath" they took.

Lloyd L. Goodwin passed away from a heart attack at Gospel Assembly Church on the night of July 20, 1996. (I was told of this the next morning on July 21, 1996.)

In the early morning hours of July 22, 1996 I had a very vivid dream after which I woke up.

I dreamed that I was going to a Doctor's office or hospital. I was barefoot for some reason. As I went in, I noticed a lot of people from Gospel Assembly. I started to walk across the room and noticed that there were bloody footprints all over the white floor. I remember thinking, "I can't walk across that floor barefoot, it's contaminated!" So I started to go down a hallway and noticed that there were people on stretchers lined up down the hall. These people had been wounded and were bleeding. I thought, I couldn't go that way either because "what if they have aids and I touch the blood?" So I walked along the edge of the wall putting one foot in front of the other since that was the only place where there was no blood and then it seems that my sister, Betty, helped me get out of there.

I woke up and it was 2:30 a.m. July 22nd. I picked up my daily Bible that I had not read from in several months. I kept it marked in the place where I left off the last time. The following scriptures are the ones that stood out to me as a message from the Holy Spirit:

This is a type. Lloyd Goodwin always compared the church here in Des Moines to Jerusalem.

Lament. 4:11-22

(11) The LORD has given full vent to his wrath; he has poured out his fierce anger. He kindled a fire in Zion that consumed her foundations. (The foundation was L. Goodwin)

[12] The kings of the earth did not believe, nor did any of the world's people, that enemies and foes could enter the gates of Jerusalem.

[13] But it happened because of the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who shed within her the blood of the righteous. (Like my dream)

[14] Now they grope through the streets like men who are blind. They are so defiled with blood that no one dares to touch their garments. (Like my dream.)

[15] "Go away! You are unclean!" men cry to them. "Away! Away! Don't touch us!" When they flee and wander about, people among the nations say, "They can stay here no longer."

[16] The LORD himself has scattered them; he no longer watches over them. The priests are shown no honor, the elders no favor. (From what I've been told, this happened.)

[17] Moreover, our eyes failed, looking in vain for help; from our towers we watched for a nation that could not save us.

[18] Men stalked us at every step, so we could not walk in our streets. Our end was near, our days were numbered, for our end had come.

[19] Our pursuers were swifter than eagles in the sky; they chased us over the mountains and lay in wait for us in the desert. (The mountains of Kingsport?)

[20] The LORD'S anointed, our very life breath, was caught in their traps. We thought that under his shadow we would live among the nations.

[21] Rejoice and be glad, O Daughter of Edom, you who live in the land of Uz. But to you also the cup will be passed; you will be drunk and stripped naked. (Edom-wicked?) (Lee Ray?)

[22] O Daughter of Zion, (Zion-righteous?) your punishment will end; he will not prolong your exile. But, O Daughter of Edom, he will punish your sin and expose your wickedness.

Lamentations 5: various verses

(7) Our fathers sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment.

(12) Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders are shown no respect. (This happened.)

(14-16) The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped their music. (This happened)

[15] Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.

[16] The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned! (Des Moines was supposed to be the crowning assembly.)

The next part: 2 Kings 25

Only two months will pass before there is conflict from within the ranks of those who have been left desolate in Judah. Shows how the leaders evil character is revealed when they murder innocent people and how Jeremiah bringing more rebuke and judgment to them. (This happened even before two months according to witnesses.)

Talks about the man who was appointed as governor over the land (pastor? - Vernon?)

He took an oath to reassure them and their men. "Do not be afraid to serve the Babylonians. Settle down and serve the king of Babylon and it will go well with you." (Many of the ministers actually signed an "oath" to this effect. I don't know if Vernon was the one to put it together but he did sign it.)

Jeremiah 40:13-16

(13) Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers still in the open country came to Gedaliah at Mizpah [14] and said to him, "Don't you know that Baalis king of the Ammonites has sent Ishmael son of Nethaniah to take your life?" But Gedaliah son of Ahikam did not believe them.

[15] Then Johanan son of Kareah said privately to Gedaliah in Mizpah, "Let me go and kill Ishmael son of Nethaniah, and no one will know it. Why should he take your life and cause all the Jews who are gathered around you to be scattered and the remnant of Judah to perish?"

[16] But Gedaliah son of Ahikam said to Johanan son of Kareah, "Don't do such a thing! What you are saying about Ishmael is not true."

2 Kings 25:25 & Jeremiah 41:1-3

Ishmael came and struck this leader down (Vernon?) Along with all the Jews who were with him.

The remnant that is left goes to (Jeremiah - Or whoever sends the warning) for direction. APlease hear our petition and pray to the Lord your God for this entire remnant. For as you now see, though we were once many, now only a few are left. Pray that the Lord will tell us where we should go and what we should do." But the people did not listen to Jeremiah. They called him a liar. He warned them not to go to Egypt (Kingsport?) But they went any way.

"The Lord Almighty, the God of Israel says."

You saw the great disaster I brought on Jerusalem and on all the towns of Judah. "Again and again I sent my servants the prophets who said: "Do not do this detestable thing that I hate!"

But they did not listen or pay attention. So he sends his curse on them and said "none will return except a few fugitives." (From Egypt - Kingsport?)  

My comments:

I feel that God dealt with L. L. Goodwin for years, pleading with him to change.

He was told in 1993:

"I have warned you, you have refused to repent, you are judged!"

He still refused. He made the statement several times that people were going to start dropping dead right in the church. (Like Annanias and Saphira) He was the first one.

It's very sad to me. I'm glad his reign of terror is over but I do not rejoice at his great fall. My heart goes out to those who are left wounded and bleeding. My prayer is that they will not continue in his evil but that they will "turn and be healed."

From the Living Bible:

"Therefore I brought forth fire from your own actions and let it burn you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all those watching you. All who know you are appalled at your fate: you are an example of horror. "You are destroyed forever."

When I wrote that scripture the first time and sent it to Lloyd Goodwin in 1991, I had no idea what it meant but when you think about it and how he died right in church from a heart attack. He was an example of horror. Also, even when I wrote it in my journal the second time.