Many people, including myself, have had visions, dreams and received words from the Lord about the same thing. Over many years, I've discovered this. People from all over the world, different denominations and different ages. So, there is no doubt that a very dark time is coming for the United States and therefore the world. If we aren't careful this can fill us with fear and dread; hopelessness and sorrow. We might start seeking ways to prepare by stocking up groceries and purchasing more guns, etc. But the weapons of our warfare (especially this one) can not be fought by ANYTHING other than our faith in God. The weapons of our warfare are spiritual (Ephesians 6). So, stop thinking you can have any sense of control over it by hoarding or learning survival skills. The Lord has made it clear to me that the Word of God would be the ONLY thing that gives us victory. And this is not just spiritual and emotional, the Word of God will LITERALLY save our lives. I don't know what that exactly entails but it is a very emphasized message the Lord has given me time and again. The things of the world will fail us but God will not if we seek Him and obey Him.
Is the end of our age near? Yes. How near? Only God knows. It could be months, years, decades or centuries. It seems it has always felt like the rapture and all of John's revelation will happen very, very soon. It has felt that way since Christ ascended. It will continue to feel this way until He returns. We must keep this in mind. We must always be ready as Jesus clearly and strongly instructed (Matthew 24 and 25). We don't know how soon. One day in Heaven is a thousand years on Earth.
In 2003 the Lord gave me a specific word to share from time to time when calamities happen or things get dark. It is a word of encouragement and comfort. I feel the Lord wants me to share it now:
"Do you remember the joy I showed you in church that morning? As my people praised me, you saw my Spirit within them and my power and energy and joy and victory? It amazed you and you wept in such great joy for you were surprised at such great power and victory like you had not seen before in my people where my Spirit dwells. There was no doubt in that moment when my Son spoke to you and said, "This is how it ends. This is the victorious army of the Lord." You were filled with hope and joy and energy and strength like you had not seen before. Do you remember when I sent my angels to tend to you after you had had many visions of the things that are to come? You were afraid and overwhelmed by much of it. My angels came and ministered peace and strength. You immediately relaxed and I spoke to you and told you that I am capable of caring for my people despite the dark time that is to come. I reminded you of times when my angels had given important messages, led people to safety and ministered strength and much more when they needed it. I told you, "I will take care of my people and give all that is needed." Just as I fed Elijah by ravens to sustain him and gave bread and water to my people when they were led out of Egypt, I will also be with you and for those who do not forsake me, I will not forsake them and they will have great victory like has never been seen in this age. I am the Lord your God and my power is great to sustain. Do you remember the visions I gave to you of the women who were wisely storing supplies and food and they gave my people sustenance in a time of lack? I showed you that I am speaking to my people everywhere concerning the things to come. I am making preparation. I also have shown you and your mother how I am able to heal physically. Regardless of the things that fail in the world and may no longer be available to my people because they make choices to serve me, I will care for them, I will heal and strengthen mightily by my Spirit for I am able to do so and will not hold back from my children. I tell you to remember these things. Hold on to them tightly. For they are truth. The darkness to come is for the lost and the wayward to enable them to come to repentance. My promise to you who are faithful is victory and supply. This is joy. This is the joy in my heart and the joy in yours. Blessed is he who will hear the words, "Well done, good and faithful servant." Endure. Endure to the end. I give you these visions and words as sweet remembrances that are truth and food in times of weariness as darkness comes. I will bring them to mind to you again, when you need them. You bring them to mind to my people. This is your work. Encourage my people who will not understand and who will be hurting and struggling for the sorrows of the world will be so numerous. But I give you truth of joy and you must feed it to my people. This is joy."