I'm writing to share an experience I had Sunday (10/2/11) at approximately 3:11 am that may be valuable to you.
I went to bed around 12:15 and was sleeping peacefully. I was not dreaming and I did not have a "vision".
I make a practice of putting on the armor of God before I go to bed so the devil usually cannot attack me when I sleep.
Suddenly, and without any warning whatsoever, I HEARD A LOUD BLAST and SAW A BRILLIANT FLASH OF WHITE LIGHT. It lasted 2-3 seconds, maybe 5 at the most. And it was over.
It woke me from a sound sleep and sent panic surging through my body. This noise was loud enough TO WAKE THE DEAD, but I had no idea what it was or where it came from. In fact, it took me a few minutes to get my bearings and to calm my racing heart as it scared me half to death!
It was then that I realized that this event occurred WITHIN MY OWN HEAD and NOT OUTSIDE OF IT. I was the only one who heard it. Everything external to me was completely quiet. Nothing had been stirred by the BLAST or by the LIGHT. Absolutely nothing.
Immediately, the thought ran through my mind: "OH NO! I'VE MISSED THE RAPTURE!" This caused me an even greater panic as I began to experience the absolute terror that will be felt by those who are left behind. I immediately started to cry out to God - begging for His mercy - when a supernatural peace came over me that calmed all of my fears. I could not hear His Voice, but I could feel His gentle Presence.
After a few minutes, I laid back on my pillow and I quietly pondered the meaning of all of this. I wasn't really expecting the rapture to come at RH but more so when the season of Pentecost has fully come on Yom Kippur. I've also even considered Tabernacles as a possibility for entering our rest as Passover (Justification), Pentecost (Sanctification), and Sukkot (Glorification) are the three feasts days where the Jews MUST go to the Temple.
I wondered if this event signaled the sounding of the trumpet? I did not know.
The next morning when I awoke, I asked the Lord to explain what happened the night before. Specifically, I said, "Lord, please explain the noise I heard last night. What was that?!"
His words floored me! He said...
"THE AWAKENING BLAST!"
In addition, I was left with the distinct impression that when the rapture occurs nothing out of the ordinary will be heard in the skies or heavens by unbelievers or by those who are left behind. Only His faithful followers will be alerted INTERNALLY mili-seconds before they vanish. The world will find out in the aftermath.
If there is anyone on this site who can explain to me what this all means I would greatly appreciate it. Was this a trial run? Was this a warning about missing the rapture? Was this a message for the Body that He's on His way? Did this alert the Dead that His return is very near? Does this match any of the timelines that have been proposed for the rapture? Can someone please explain the trumpets? Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Any feedback you have would be helpful. Thanks!