(A Letter From Jim McCants posted on WPA Apostolic Prophetic Company sent October 30, 2003)
This information is given to my family members, Brenda’s family members, our son and daughter, and to any that has ‘ears to hear and eyes to see’.
In the Spring of 1999 while at Barney and Betty Englen’s home in Birmingham , Alabama I was shown 2 visions by the Lord. This occurred after I had finished a 40 day fast on 1 Jan 1999 . I did not write down the date, but as best as I can remember, it was in March or April.
Vision 1 :
I was shown a map of the US – in outline form. All the state lines were shown. Then, almost immediately, the map changed to show that Florida was gone. Inland, from the Texas coast upward into New England , the land was gone. When I say gone, I mean the coastline was set back inland from 50 to 100 miles . This mileage is a guess on my part as there were no reference points to gauge the mileage. Again, Florida was no longer there, it was gone!
Vision 2 :
About 20 – 30 minutes later I was shown the number 17 . This is how I saw the number.
Since then I have been asking the Lord for understanding of the number 17 in that vision.
Today, 21 Oct 2003 , I think I have been given the understanding. The following 2 paragraphs come from a prophecy given by Stephen L. Bening on Friday 17 October 2003 . I did not see it on Friday as we were in North Carolina and Tennessee . Upon returning home yesterday, 21 Oct 2003 , I checked the web site listed below and found the posting that the 2 below listed paragraphs are included.
“I first became aware of these warnings early in 2002 . Then, God spoke directly to me about it through His Holy Spirit. After a time of deliberate and somber prayer before the Lord, I became convinced, through multiple confirmations of these events to me, and through the clear speaking of the Holy Spirit, that this event is a near term event: IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN VERY, VERY SOON. I suspect that it could happen this month or next. Every year, I put a circle around the anniversary date of the flood of Noah as a date to watch. God has, in the past, allowed things to happen on anniversary dates of former events. This year, the Hebrew calendar date Marheshvan 17 falls on November 11 / 12 . I make no such prediction as to timing with regard to that date, but it is set to occur very soon. If it is delayed by the Lord, so much the better, but I do not expect a long delay. There are multiple warnings in the Spirit, as to the imminent nature of this threat.
The bible contains numerous descriptions of catastrophic events. These events will happen in the future: some in one place, and some in another…in diverse places. We know, through prophetic redundancy and confirmation, that this great flood is going to affect the Southeast US coast from North Carolina South to Florida.”
The web site is: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Watchmen-Prophets-Assembly/ . If you go there look for “Messages” on the left side of the page. Then look for message # 8921 dated 17 Oct 2003 .
I now have the understanding that the 2 visions that I was given are related and go together. Marheshvan 17 is the name given by the Hebrews to the FLOOD. As you take the time to read the printouts that I have included with this cover letter, you will see why I think the way I do about what is coming upon this country.
It is because God gave me the visions that He did – and those 2 visions line up with the visions and prophetic words that are included. I pray that God will give you “eyes to see and ears to hear” and you will enter into prayer concerning what you should do.
For Brenda and I, I have registered with Stephen’s alert system and I recommend that each of you do the same. God always used His prophets to give warning of judgments that were coming. And this country (this people) certainly deserve judgment! I include 2 sets of scripture:
2 Chron. 7 : 14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
[This people, this nation – certainly have not done what God said to do in this scripture!]
Isaiah 6 : 9 – 10
And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
[The key to seeing with eyes to see and hearing with ears to hear is given twice in the 2 verses. It is the condition of the heart! The heart of this people is not for God!]
Yesterday morning in Gatlinburg, Shirley asked me what had the Lord given me from the Word. I asked the Lord and He said Jeremiah 15 . So I read it. That scripture is for this nation, this people NOW!
Chapter 14 show that Jeremiah went into intercession 3 times for the nation of Israel , Judah , and Jerusalem . Chapter 15 shows that God – in essence – said to stop praying! Time was past for mercy! I believe that time is past for this nation to have or even to expect mercy! He says that even if Moses and Samuel prayed for the people He would not change His mind.
I include Jeremiah Chapter 15 for your study.
Jeremiah 15 : 1 – 21
Then said the Lord unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth. 2 And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the Lord; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity. 3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the Lord: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy. 4 And I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of Judah , for that which he did in Jerusalem . 5 For who shall have pity upon thee, O Jerusalem? or who shall bemoan thee? or who shall go aside to ask how thou doest? 6 Thou hast forsaken me, saith the Lord, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting. 7 And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy my people, since they return not from their ways. 8 Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas: I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a spoiler at noonday: I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the city. 9 She that hath borne seven languisheth: she hath given up the ghost; her sun is gone down while it was yet day: she hath been ashamed and confounded: and the residue of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, saith the Lord.
10 Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me. 11 The Lord said, Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction. 12 Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel? 13 Thy substance and thy treasures will I give to the spoil without price, and that for all thy sins, even in all thy borders. 14 And I will make thee to pass with thine enemies into a land which thou knowest not: for a fire is kindled in mine anger, which shall burn upon you.
15 O Lord, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy longsuffering: know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke. 16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts. 17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation. 18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail?
19 Therefore thus saith the Lord, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them. 20 And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the Lord. 21 And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.
I pray that you will give serious prayer to the situation now on the horizon. Ask the Lord Jesus what He wants you to do.
Jim and Brenda McCants