Sunday, September 17, 2017

Vision of America

Heidi Baker's 2016 Vision


Heidi Baker, a missionary who runs an orphanage in Mozambique, had this vision, which was reported back in 2016:
I had a vision in your church and it wasn't what I expected to see…I saw bread lines, soup kitchens, and I saw people wearing beautiful clothing. Their clothing was not worn out. Now in my nation when people are hungry you can tell. I mean they are in shredded rags. They don't have shoes or they have flip flops. Most of them [have] no shoes. They are hungry and they know they are hungry. They come for food, not because they are beggars, but because they are hungry.

I think what Heidi was shown was not meant to be literal. Instead, it shows the severe spiritual poverty that exists in America at this time. The beautiful clothes symbolize the outward appearances of success and prosperity. Many churches run smoothly, businesslike and entrepreneurial, and have slick websites. But the bread lines symbolize the actual unseen state of things, as God sees them. And the situation is truly appalling.