Vision of the Acid Cloud 1994

Thought this was an interesting vision and something that could be examined against the Lakeland, FL meetings as well. Found posted at this link



by Richard Smith.

The following very significant vision was given to a man in England way back in September 1994. Events have so far proved it very accurate indeed. (Source: Integrity Teaching Services, 10 Hyde Park Close, Headingly, Leeds LS6 1SF, United Kingdom).

THE ACID CLOUD - A VISION - RICHARD SMITH.   This vision emerged with an unusually vivid degree of clarity on  Thursday morning the 29th September, 1994, just before I was about  to go out and do some studying.   Following a period of pouring out my distressed feelings about the  condition of the Church to Jesus, who is our heavenly Advocate, I  saw ahead of me a large billowing black cloud which carried lots of  soot and other pollutants. Its sulphurous stench revealed that here  was no natural cloud, but rather it was the type of acid cloud which  arises from the explosion of some chemical plant or oil installation. Blown by its own momentum, the acid cloud was rapidly heading  towards a low waterless desert plain which lay beneath some rocky  mountains. Filling the plain were all types of people whom I under- stood represented the Christian population of England.  Most were  indigenous white Anglo-Saxons, but there were members of various  ethnic minorities as well. These stood for the immigrant population  in England.   FOUR GROUPS.  On closer inspection, I could see that this vast  assembly was divided into four main groups.  The first of these was  the one that was nearest to the cloud and was obviously coming under  its influence. This particular group can be known as the intoxicated. Behind them, closely intermingled together, were the second and  third groups - these can be known as the fearful and the angry. Still further behind at a little distance was a smaller group who  will be known as the prepared. However, one fact was obvious - the  acid cloud was going to cover all four groups regardless of whether  they wanted it to or not.  It was at this point that I perceived that the cloud was blowing in  from the Westerly direction.  In response to this cloud, the first group were laughing, dancing  and singing.  A few of their members were lying prostrate and making  all kinds of animal noises. Some were so deliriously happy that they  actually formed a dance line, which - while they were dancing the  conga - snaked its way into the cloud. With a start, I realised  their mistake. Already intoxicated by invisible fumes emanating from  the front of the cloud, this group were wrongly assuming that the  polluted cloud was a refreshing rain cloud that represented God's  presence.  They failed to see what its true nature was.   The second group of Christians saw what the cloud consisted of, but  then panicked.  Some ran away and tripped over, knocking themselves  out, while others stood there, frozen to the ground, looking in two  directions at once.  Like the first group, they too were swallowed  up by the cloud.  Their fundamental mistake was to panic in the face  of evil.  Whilst this was happening, the third group of Christians (who also  saw that the cloud was a menace) stood before it shaking their fists  and making all kinds of angry noises. Some were kicking at it with  their feet. Like the previous two groups, they were clad in light,  flimsy summer clothing. Their mistake was to try to fight the cloud  in their own strength. Consequently, they too were swallowed up. Moreover, as the cloud ate up each of the three previous groups,  there was silence, followed by earpiercing howls of pain, succeeded  by more silence - which was broken only by the odd intermittent moan  or throaty gurgle which very much reminded me of a First World War  gas attack.   THE PREPARED.  However, the fourth group of Christians were getting  ready to deal with the threat posed by this cloud. With urgent haste,  they were donning anti-chemical suits of clothing, clamping on gas  masks and putting on strong safety helmets which had a bright light,  like a miner's lamp, attached to it. Above the lamp (which represent- ed the light of the Holy Spirit) near the top of the helmet was a  bright red spot. At once I discerned that this symbolised the Blood  of Jesus Christ. It was His mark on this group.  Strapped to their sides were white first-aid cases with red crosses  on them. These carried a wide assortment of medical aids to help  those Christians who had been burned by the cloud. In their right  hands they carried strong transparent riot shields, while in their  left hands they carried various types of weoponry. These were ob- viously designed to fight the various kinds of principalities which  inhabit the cloud.  Suddenly, at God's own timing, they formed a line, linked shields  and marched at an orderly pace into the cloud.  They were obviously  directed by the Lord to do this. It was also clear that they were  called to work very closely together. (Note; later, Richard was  shown that the strategy of this group would be to advance at the  Lord's command, fight strenuously, rescue and minister to some of  the wounded; then stand their ground awaiting the next call for  advance).   BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT.  Somewhat taken aback by the implications  of this vision, I then used my mind to apply 1 Jn 4:1-3. In blunt  Yorkshire tones, I said "Do you, the spirit who has brought this  picture so vividly to mind, boldly confess that Jesus Christ is come  in the flesh"? "Yes, I boldly confess that Jesus Christ is come in  the flesh". "Fine, what do you say about the Blood He shed on the  Cross?" "Through the Blood there is forgiveness of sin. It protected  the Israelites from My judgement on the Egyptian firstborn". "Good.  Now let's take counsel together and have some intelligent discuss- ion. Without repeating all the details that were revealed earlier,  would you please, Abba Father, send your Holy Spirit to complete the  interpretation of this vision?"   THE INTERPRETATION.  Still utterly in control of what was happening,  I then slowly took stock of what the Holy Spirit was saying. While  creating a piercing clarity of mind that served to heighten my  intellectual faculties, the Holy Spirit gave me the following inter- pretation:   1) The acid cloud not only represented what is currently known as  the Toronto Phenomenon, it also represents all that will come out of  that occurrence. The Toronto Phenomenon is so to speak only the  front edge of the cloud. It is paving a way for even more extreme  manifestations of the evil one.  In short, "Toronto" can be seen as  a beginning rather than an end.  2) Being blown by its own momentum indicates that within the cloud  there is only what can be described as a hostile alien spirit. It is  the head spirit of many other spirits which inhabit the cloud. More- over, this alien spirit has been given permission by God to try the  loyalties of Christians in this country. Through a process of sharp  division, which will cause many wounds, it will become really clear  who in the Church is standing by Jesus and who is not. However, some  of those who belong to the first three groups will be given a few  further chances to repent. For a little while, the opportunity to  get back into a right relationship with God will exist.   3)  The flat waterless desert plain represents English Society which  is bereft of the Holy Spirit. It may also have some bearing on other  places within the British Isles - even though it is England which is  primarily represented.   Another point to mention is that if the Lord's people had been on  top of the rocky mountains, (which represents nearness to God's  presence) then they would have escaped the influence of the acid  cloud. Their position on the desert plain has left them desperately  vulnerable to the corrosive effects. In other words, being in the  place where Jesus Christ doesn't want them to be has stripped the  Church of many spiritual defences. Far from putting on the armour of  God, it is wearing loose, light summer clothes. Furthermore, being  in the desert place has caused many Christians to seek to assuage  their thirst from the wrong spiritual sources. That is one reason  why the first group greeted the cloud with such enthusiasm. It  seemed to offer an easy way to meet their needs.  4)  As was stated earlier, the people in the plain were Christians -  mainly charismatic/evangelical Christians, but there were also a  fair number of representatives from the established denominations as  well. They were conspicuous for their clerical collars, long robes  and self-important expressions on their faces. It was clear that  this cloud is going to have a very widespread effect.  5)  As was clearly seen in the vision itself, the four groups rep- resented four possible reactions to the acid cloud. Only the last  was appropriate to the situation in hand.  In particular, those who stood frozen to the ground looking in two  directions, stood for Christian leaders who were trying to find  expedient diplomatic solutions to what was an impossible situation.  Not surprisingly, most of their supporters were quickly deserting  them - leaving them alone to be swallowed up by the cloud. At this  juncture, I believe the Holy Spirit is clearly saying "beware of  man-made expedients in dealing with the Toronto Phenomenon". What  the Church faces here is primarily a spiritual, not cultural or  psychological problem. Spiritual weapons will be needed to deal  with it.  6)  The role of the fourth group, which was the only one really  doing God's will, was two-fold. Firstly it has to use the spiritual  weapons given it to attack the principalities which were in the  cloud. Secondly, it had to help restore Christians from the previous  three groups who had been injured by it. Regrettably, some Christ- ians they will have to bypass, because they will either refuse treat- ment or be in such a wild state that it will be impossible to deal  with them.    By no means will all Christians survive the passing of the cloud.  Some will forsake their faith, while others will suffer from perm- anent physical and mental breakdowns. A few will even lose their very  lives there.  I began to see that the acid cloud was also the cloud of God's  judgement, that will have to pass over the Church until evil is  forcibly removed from it. Only after the acid cloud has done its work  will the Church be pure enough to receive the cloud of God's presence.  This cloud will in turn bring further cleansing and much-needed  revival. However, the time for this second cloud to pass over is not  yet. Any hopes of immediate revival are therefore premature. This means that taken as a whole, the Toronto Phenomenon does not  represent a time of refreshing, rather it represents what is perhaps  the first instalment of a VERY severe judgement on the churches in  this country.  In a very real sense, the mass of God's people are being handed over  to satan for the destruction of the flesh. Only those who are faithful  to the Lord in all things will be exempt from this judgement - even  though they may be distressed by its consequences. For members of the  fourth group, there is the challenge to stand together and not act as  a group of disparate individuals.   In closing, I believe the Holy Spirit is challenging you who read  this document to decide which groups you belong to - is it to be the  intoxicated, the fearful, the angry or the prepared? Great evil is  coming upon many churches in this country - there exists only a  little time to make this decision.

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