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As I stood
atop the Empire State Building, I could see the Statue of Liberty,
illuminating the gateway to the new world. Here, spread before me like an
animated map, is an area 60 or 80 miles in diameter. I was amazed that the
Spirit of the Lord should so move me, there atop the Empire State
Building. Why should I feel such a surge of His Spirit and power there?
heard the voice of the Lord. It was as clear and as distinct as a voice
could be. It seemed to come from the very midst of the giant telescope.
But when I looked at the telescope, I knew it hadn't come from there, but
directly from Heaven. The voice said: "The eyes of the Lord run to
and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in behalf of
them whose heart is perfect toward Him. Herein thou hast done foolishly.
Therefore, from henceforth thou shalt have wars."18
when I heard the voice of God, I knew this was a quotation of scripture.
But never before had a thing come to me so forcibly by the power of the
Spirit. The ticking of the telescope stopped. The man before me had used
up his dime's worth. As he stepped away I knew that I was next. As I
stepped to the telescope and dropped in my dime, immediately, the ticking
started again. This ticking was an automatic clock which would allow me to
use the telescope for a definitely limited time only.
As I swung the
telescope to the north, suddenly the Spirit of God came upon me in a way
that I had never thought of before. Seemingly in the spirit I was entirely
caught away. I knew that the telescope itself had nothing to do with the
distance which I was suddenly enabled to see, for I seemed to see things
far beyond the range of the telescope, even on a bright clear day. It was
simply that God had chosen this time to reveal these things to me, for as
I looked through the telescope, it was not Manhattan Island that I saw,
but a far larger view.
much of the view was impaired by fog. But suddenly as the Spirit of the
Lord came upon me the fog seemed to clear, until it seemed that I could
see for thousands of miles.
But that which
I was looking upon was not Manhattan Island. It was all of the North
American continent spread out before me as a map is spread upon a table.
It was not the East River and the Hudson River that I saw on either side,
but the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. And instead of the Statue of
Liberty standing there in the bay on her small island, I saw her standing
far out in the Gulf of Mexico. She was between me and the United States.
realised that the telescope had nothing to do with what I was seeing, but
that it was a vision coming directly from God. And to prove this to
myself, I took my eyes away from the telescope, so that I was no longer
looking through the lens, but the same scene remained before me.
and distinct, lay all the North American continent, with all its great
cities. To the north lay the Great Lakes. Far to the Northeast was New
York city. I could see Seattle and Portland far to the Northwest. Down the
West coast, there were San Francisco and Los Angeles. Closer in the
foreground there lay New Orleans, at the centre of the Gulf Coast area. I
could see the great towering ranges of the Rocky Mountains, and trace with
my eye the Continental Divide. All this and more, I could see spread out
before me as a great map upon a table.
And as I
looked, suddenly from the sky I saw a giant hand reach down. That gigantic
hand was reaching out toward the Statue of Liberty. In a moment her
gleaming torch was torn from her hand, and in it instead was placed a cup.
And I saw protruding from that great cup, a giant sword, shining as if a
great light had been turned upon its glistening edge. Never before had I
seen such a sharp, glistening, dangerous sword. It seemed to threaten all
the world. As the great cup was placed in the hand of the Statue of
Liberty, I heard the words, "Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Drink
ye and be drunken, spew and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword
which I will send." As I heard these words, I recognised them as
a quotation from Jeremiah 25:27.
I was amazed
to hear the Statue of Liberty speak out in reply: "I WILL NOT
Then as the
voice of the thunder, I heard again the voice of the Lord, saying, "Thus
saith the Lord of hosts, YE SHALL CERTAINLY DRINK." (Jer 25:28.)
Then suddenly the giant hand forced the cup to the lips of the Statue of
Liberty, and she became powerless to defend herself. The mighty hand of
God forced her to drink every drop from the cup. As she drank the bitter
dregs, these were the words that I heard. "Should ye be utterly
unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon
all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the Lord of hosts" (Jer
When the cup
was withdrawn from the lips of the Statue of Liberty, I noticed the sword
was missing from the cup, which could mean but one thing. THE CONTENTS OF
THE CUP HAD BEEN COMPLETELY CONSUMED! I knew that the sword merely
typified war, death, and destruction, which is no doubt on the way.
Then, as one
drunken on too much wine, I saw the Statue of Liberty become unsteady on
her feet and begin to stagger, and to lose her balance. I saw her
splashing in the Gulf, trying to regain her balance. I saw her stagger
again and again, and fall to her knees. As I saw her desperate attempts to
regain her balance and rise to her feet again, my heart was moved as never
before with compassion for her struggles. But as she staggered there in
the Gulf,19 once again I heard these words, "Ye shall
drink and be drunken, and spew, and fall, and rise no more because of the
sword that I shall send among you."
As I watched,
I wondered if the Statue of Liberty would ever be able to regain her feet
– if she would ever stand again. And as I watched, it seemed that with
all her power she struggled to rise, and finally staggered to her feet
again, and stood there swaying drunkenly. I felt sure that at any moment
she would fall again – possibly never to rise. I seemed overwhelmed with
a desire to reach out my hand to keep her head above water, for I knew
that if she ever fell again she would drown there in the Gulf.
shalt not be afraid of the terror by night, nor for the pestilence that
walketh in darkness, nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday"
Then as I
watched, another amazing thing was taking place. Far to the Northwest,
just out over Alaska, a huge, black cloud was arising. As it rose, it was
as black as night. It seemed to be in the shape of a man's head. As it
continued to arise, I observed two light spots in the black cloud. It rose
further, and a gaping hole appeared. I could see that the black cloud was
taking the shape of skull, for now the huge, white, gaping mouth was
plainly visible. Finally the head was complete. Then the shoulders began
to appear, and on either side, long, black arms.
It seemed that
what I saw was the entire North American continent, spread out like a map
upon a table with this terrible skeleton-formed cloud arising from behind
the table. It rose steadily until the form was visible down to the waist.
At the waist, the skeleton seemed to bend toward the United States,
stretching forth a hand toward the east, and one toward the west – one
toward New York and one toward Seattle. As the awful form stretched
forward, I could see that its entire attention seemed to be focused upon
the United States overlooking Canada at least for the time being. As I saw
the horrible black cloud in the form of a skeleton bending toward America,
bending from the waist over, reaching down toward Chicago and out toward
both coasts, I knew its one interest was to destroy the multitudes.
As I watched
in horror, the great black cloud stopped just above the Great Lakes
region, and turned its face toward New York city. Then, out of the
horrible, great gaping mouth began to appear wisps of white vapour which
looked like smoke, as a cigarette smoker would blow puffs of smoke from
his mouth. These whitish vapours were being blown toward New York city.
The smoke began to spread, until it had covered all the eastern part of
the United States.
skeleton turned to the west, and out of the horrible mouth and nostrils
came another great puff of white smoke. This time it was blown in the
direction of the west coast. In a few moments' time, the entire west coast
and Los Angeles area was covered with its vapours.
the centre came a third great puff. As I watched, St. Louis and Kansas
City were enveloped in its white vapours. Then on it came toward New
Orleans. Then on they swept until they reached the Statue of Liberty where
she stood staggering drunkenly in the blue waters of the Gulf. As the
white vapours began to spread around the head of the Statue, she took in
but one gasping breath, and then began to cough as though to rid her lungs
of the horrible vapours she had inhaled. One could readily discern by the
coughing that those white vapours had seared her lungs.
these white vapours? Could they signify bacteriological warfare or nerve
gas that could destroy multitudes in a few moments' time?
Then I heard
the voice of God, as He spoke again: "Behold, the Lord maketh the
earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and
scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. And it shall be, as with the
people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as
with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the
borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled; for the Lord hath
spoken this word. The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world
languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have
transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken down the everlasting
covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell
therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned
and few men left." Isaiah 24:1-6.
As I watched,
the coughing grew worse. It sounded like a person about to cough out his
lungs. The Statue of Liberty was moaning and groaning. She was in mortal
agony. The pain must have been terrific, as again and again, she tried to
clear her lungs of those horrible white vapours. I watched her there in
the Gulf as she staggered, clutching her lungs and breast with her hands.
Then she fell to her knees. In a moment, she gave one final cough, made a
last desperate effort to rise from her knees, and then fell face forward
into the waters of the Gulf and lay still as death. Tears ran down my face
as I realised she was dead! Only the lapping of the waves, splashing over
her body, which was partly under the water and partly out of the water,
broke the stillness.
devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth; the land is as the
garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness."
silence was shattered by the screaming of sirens. The sirens seemed to
scream, "RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!"
had I heard such shrill, screaming sirens. They seemed to be everywhere
– to the north, the south, the east and the west. There seemed to be
multitudes of sirens. And as I looked, I saw people everywhere running.
But it seemed none of them ran more than a few paces, and then they fell.
And even as I had seen the Statue of Liberty struggling to regain her
poise and balance, and finally falling for the last time to die on her
face, I now saw millions of people falling in the streets, on the
sidewalks, struggling. I heard their screams for mercy and help. I heard
their horrible coughing, as though their lungs had been seared with fire.
I heard the moanings and groanings of the doomed and the dying. As I
watched, a few finally reached shelters, and above the moaning and the
groaning of the dying multitudes, I heard these words:
shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the Lord hath a controversy
with the nations. He will plead with all flesh; He will give them that are
wicked to the sword, saith the Lord. Behold evil shall go forth from
nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts
of the earth. And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end
of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; they shall not be
lamented, neither gathered nor buried; they shall be dung upon the
I saw from the Atlantic and from the Pacific, and out of the Gulf,
rocket-like objects that seemed to come up like fish leaping out of the
water. High into the air they leaped, each headed in a different
direction, but every one toward the United States. On the ground, the
sirens screamed louder. And up from the ground I saw similar rockets
beginning to ascend. To me, these appeared to be interceptor rockets,
although they arose from different points all over the United States.
However, none of them seemed to be successful in intercepting the rockets
that had risen from the ocean on every side. These rockets finally reached
their maximum height, slowly turned over, and fell back toward the earth
in defeat. Then suddenly, the rockets which had leaped out of the oceans
like fish, all exploded at once. The explosion was ear-splitting. The next
thing which I saw was a huge ball of fire. The only thing I have ever seen
which resembled the thing I saw in my vision was the picture of the
explosion of the H-bomb, somewhere in the South Pacific. In my vision, it
was so real I seemed to feel a searing heat from it.
As the vision
spread before my eyes, and I viewed the widespread desolation brought
about by the terrific explosions, I could not help thinking, "While
the defenders of our nation have quibbled over what means of defence to
use, and neglected the only true means of defence – faith and dependence
upon the true and living God – the thing which she greatly feared has
come unto her! How true it has proven that 'Except the Lord keep the city,
the watchmen watch in vain.' [Psalm 127:1.]
Then, as the
noise of battle subsided, to my ears came this quotation from Joel 2: "Blow
the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain; let all the
inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is
nigh at hand. A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of
thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains; a great people
and a strong; there hath not ever been the like, neither shall be any more
after it, even to the years of many generations. A fire devoureth before
them and behind them a flame burneth; the land is as the Garden of Eden
before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall
escape them. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as
horsemen so shall they run. Like the noise of chariots on the tops of
mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that
devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. Before
their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather
blackness. They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like
men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not
break their ranks: Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every
one in his path; and when they fall upon the sword they shall not be
wounded. They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the
wall; they shall climb upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows
like a thief. The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall
tremble; the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw
their shining." Joel 2:1-10.
Then the voice
was still. The earth, too, was silent, with the silence of death.
And then to my
ears came another sound – a sound of distant singing. It was the
sweetest music I had ever heard. There was joyful shouting, and sounds of
happy laughter. Immediately, I knew it was the rejoicing of the saints of
God. I looked, and there, high in the heavens, above the smoke and
poisonous gases, above the noise of battle, I saw a huge mountain. It
seemed to be of solid rock, and I knew at once that this was the Mountain
of the Lord. The sounds of music and rejoicing were coming from a cleft,
high up in the side of the rock mountain.20
It was the
saints of God who were doing the rejoicing. It was God's own people who
were singing and dancing and shouting with joy, safe from all the harm
which had come upon the earth, for they were hidden away in the cleft of
the rock. There in the cleft, they were shut in, protected by a great,
giant hand which reached out of the heavens and which was none other than
the hand of God, shutting them in, until the storm be over-passed.
prophecy and vision received by evangelist A. A. Allen in the 1950s.
Bible quotations in this chapter are from the King James Version of 1611.)
The words of Hanani the seer, to King Asa of Judah, from 2
Chronicles 16:9. c.875 BC.
N.B. This is a warning of an invasion in the Gulf area, which has
been confirmed by later prophecies received by Dumitru Duduman. The
invading countries involved here are Central American nations. For a
complete account of the dreams, visions and prophetic revelations given to
Dumitru Duduman about the fall of America send $4.00 to Hand of Help,
PO Box 571005, Dallas, TX 75357, USA.
What is depicted here in symbol is the final deliverance of true
believers in Jesus Christ when He returns in power and glory to establish
His 1000-year rule upon earth. That reign will bring universal peace and
plenty, and banish evils from the whole world. The transition from this
age to the next, of which the destruction of America (which this vision
and prophecy portray) is a key part, is also described in Isaiah chapters
25 and 26. See also Psalm 68; Jeremiah 31:27-34; 32:23-24, 37-42. More
information about Bible prophecies concerning these end times in which we
live are given in Understanding the Book of Revelation (£7.00)
from Midnight Ministries, PO Box 29, Aylesbury, HP17 8TL, UK.