Jimmy Lishman (1 Feb 2012)
"Its just about time to go HOME!"

As you may know, many have been watching Billy Graham as his eventual passing has been linked prophetically to the Rapture occurring "shortly after."


    The Lord said in the Book of Joel, Chapter 2:28, that in the last days He would pour out His Spirit upon all flesh and people would prophesy via dreams, visions, etc.


    This morning on TV I came across an interview Jan Crouch, Trinity Broadcasting Network, had with Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son, celebrating Billy Graham's 93rd birthday.  It was a replay that I'd seen before but he said something I didn't notice previously.  Billy Graham told Franklin he believed God would let him live until he is 95.  Why he believes that wasn't revealed.


    I have been grieving for some time now at my inability to "go commercial" with my instrumental music recordings that my dad was impressed with and felt I should sell.  He has since passed away.  (My finances have been diverted to care for my youngest brother who has been near death's door for some time now.) 


    Yesterday, Monday, 01-30-12, after nearly dying during the night due to my throat closing up on me so I couldn't breathe, I managed to recoup with a glass of hot water to relax the throat muscles and went back to bed.  That's when I dreamt about Billy Graham:

In the dream I was at an outdoor gathering with numerous people.  A very elderly Billy Graham came over and put his arm on my shoulder and around my neck, as we started walking together.  He told me he understood and empathized with my regret at not being able to do more with my music ministry.  I looked down as we walked and noticed his shoes were badly tattered.  I could see long strings flopping around loose with each step he took.  I felt sorry for him and tried looking for a shoe size number so I could buy him a decent pair.  I noticed the number 6 and what I believe was the letter E just before I woke up.

    This dream surprised me greatly.  I've never personally met Billy Graham, but have attended a couple of his crusades and had the privilege of managing one of World Wide Picture's local Premiere Ticket Offices in the Bay Area for his 1973 film, "Time to Run."


    In retrospect, looking at Billy Graham's sandals and feeling sorry for the state they were in indicates to me they are worn out from having traversed the world preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ.  His elderliness indicates to me he is running out of time.  As for the meaning of the number 6 and E, I knew it couldn't be his shoe size.  So I wondered if it meant a date related to his soon passing, like maybe a year/month/day. 


     I asked the Lord for a confirmation from His word as to whether or not the dream I had was from Him, though I really had no doubt in my own mind, but for the sake of others.  Then this morning, Tuesday, 01-31-12, on the Son Life Broadcasting Network, Jimmy Swaggart, with tears in his eyes, sang a very moving song, "It's Just About Home Time."


    A short while later I was reading II Timothy Chapter 4.  I suddenly recalled the number "6" from my dream and wondered if that might refer to a verse.  I quickly glanced down the page to vs. 6 and to my surprise it read:

"For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing."  [II Timothy 4:6]

    Maybe the Lord is trying to tell me that the Rapture isn't too far off and neither Billy or myself will be able to fulfill all we had hoped to do.  "I see a bright light shine, it's just about home time, I can see my Father standing by the door.  This world's been a wilderness, I'm ready for deliverance.  Oh, Lord, I've never been this homesick before!"  Jimmy Swaggart ended the song by saying, "I tell you, it's not long before we hear the trumpet sound!"  Though that song was recorded a few years ago, it can be said we are just that much closer.  -- Nancy L. A. Ruhl




Praise the LORD for all HIS watchmen worldwide are getting wakeup calls and this one sure encouraged me this morning