A few mornings after being born again I was sitting on the edge of my bed dressing for the day and pulling on socks, when a vision came from God.
In the vision I was leaving the front door of the farmhouse where I lived and walking down the front steps to the paved sidewalk which led away from the house.
This farmhouse faced south, and the sidewalk led across the front lawn through a wooden gate to a graveled yard. Past that a large barn and a forested hill behind it completely blocked the view.
But in the vision the landscape was very different. To the south was a beautiful range of rolling hills “falling away.” My viewpoint was from high ground and the scene of cascading hills stretched out for many miles. It was summer, mid day, warm, and the fields were green.
In the vision, as I stepped onto the sidewalk three of the fastest fighter jets I had ever seen suddenly flew directly overhead. They came from the north, rocketing toward the south. My whole attention was now on the jet planes. But within seconds, and in perfect formation, they banked sharply 90 degrees to the left and vanished out of sight.
Then the massive flash of a nuclear explosion filled the sky. I dove face down onto the grassy lawn, covering my face and eyes with my hands to protect them as best I could, and waited.
But to my amazement I was not harmed, and the vision ended.
Immediately the Holy Spirit told me that sometime in the future there would be a nuclear attack on the United States of America originating in Russia.
What I saw and heard was crystal clear but I had only been a christian for a few days. So I did not tell the vision to anyone for a very, very long time.