I love this post Jim.
I have noticed the signs I have received started in 2008 approximately at the beginning of the enormous healing explosion in the bride. I have heard from someone, and I cannot remember who it was, that the last HUGE sign before the return of Jesus was this healing explosion.
As I recall they stated that the enemy has mimicked the Lord on everything and he cannot mimic God's creation. So I believe for us as the bride, we really began with the pick up of dreams, visions, times on the clock, weird number patters on receipts/license plates, chance encounters with old friends, at the time of this healing explosion.
I know that many people think the smaller signs are a bit silly. Such as driving your car behind a truck that says Covenant transportation after receiving a word from the Lord.
But when I started dating my husband for the first time, I was sentimental over everything. I was so in love with him and we lived 450 miles apart that I just hung onto everything. I loved everything that had a small touch of him. Like eating a sandwich he liked. This is how I see those believers relating small things to us that they see. They are letting us have a glimpse into the fantastic love affair they have with Jesus Christ, that is holy and sacred. Whether small or big signs, the love they have for one another is not measurable.
I know some people mock the brides signs. Such as you see 3:16 on the clock and they say, I saw 3:20 today in a haughty voice and your heart takes a dive. Sometimes thinking, am I really seeking the signs on my own and wanting the rapture so bad, I make everything into a sign? Oh, no!
Yesterday I went to Walmart to do grocery shopping. I found a small pink elephant in the baby section and I was so amazed! I got in line to pay for my groceries and a woman who was two in line ahead of me, her little boy in the shopping cart was holding a pink elephant! I asked her where she got it and she told me that it was a Care Bear...it was Lotsa Heart, one that perseveres and never gives up and helps the other care bears when things are bad. LOL! That is me and when she tells me this I see a HUGE billboard in the checkout line that says 747 and I think Rapture Flight! I get into my car after loading the groceries and I see a commercial plane taking off almost right next to the store. Silly signs to others, but treasures to me. Just like a box of treasures to a bride on her wedding day.
I have seen signs for the last two years everyday. They are a natural part of my life. However I do have visions and dreams as well. But moving into the realness of Heaven is what my heart now desires. I want the REAL thing!
Welcome to the Doves, Nicole!