Posted by: cindybythesea | January 17, 2018

This Is Not A Drill – *Updated



On Saturday January 13, 2018 the residents of Hawaii experienced a scare they will likely never forget. At 8:07 a.m. an emergency alert was sent out across the islands warning of an incoming missile attack advising citizens to seek immediate shelter the seriousness of which was underscored by these terrifying words – “this is not a drill.”  And while residents prepared for the worst in the best way they could it would be another 38 minutes before the information was received that the message was indeed an error. The longest 38 minutes of ones life, I’m guessing.  And as strange and disconcerting as that was incredibly on Tuesday January 16, the island of Japan experienced a similar warning with a full ten minutes passing before notification to the public of the error. I don’t know about you but I smell something fishy here and its not sushi.

On February 20, 2008 I was living on the island of Oahu when I was awakened from a vivid and terrifying dream. In the dream, I received a phone call from a friend telling me to look out my window – preceded I may add by one ominous and chilling word doomsday. On looking out my window as the caller requested I could see the unmistakable form of a mushroom cloud forming over the southern part of the island – the signature image as we all know of a nuclear explosion. This dream was so vivid that I knew it was unlike anything else I had previously experienced; so on awakening, I immediately wrote about it in a notebook I kept by my bed.

Over the next four years, I continued to think about this dream and what it might mean so on March 11, 2012, I took the opportunity to blog about it in a post here at Cindybythesea titled Echoes of Paradise LostIn doing so, it is not my intention to dramatize any further the horrific incident which occurred this past Saturday but I would be remiss not to engage the possibility that the dream was indeed a warning. As I was thinking about this on Sunday (the day after the Hawaii incident), I picked up my Bible and opened to the third chapter of Jonah where God gave the people of Ninevah forty days to repent. I counted the days from the incident on Saturday January 13th to the anniversary of my dream on February 20th 2018 and it is 39 days.  Would God give a dream as a warning 10 years in advance? I don’t know. Take from it what you will.

I have titled this post “This is not a drill” and whether a missile hits Hawaii, Japan or northern New Mexico where I’m sitting this much is certain – life for each of us at some point in time will end. Once that happens there will be no time to determine which side of the fence one is on regarding spiritual matters. And for that reason the Bible wisely tells us that “today is the day of salvation” … for tomorrow is promised to no one. Let me ask you friend – are you ready for eternity? If not, please read below because the Bible has some very good news for us.

The Bible declares that we are all sinners and our sin separates us from God. And there is nothing we can humanly do to correct that.  But, because of God’s great love he took on human form to do what we could not do for ourselves. He died on a cross taking the penalty for our sins … offering eternal life in heaven and freedom from the penalty of sin (hell) to all who believe.  The choice is ours to make and its as easy as ABC. 

A – Acknowledge that you are a sinner – admitting your brokenness and helplessness before God

B– Believe in your heart that Christ’s death on the cross is sufficient to take away the penalty of your sin

C– Confess with your mouth (tell someone)  that Jesus Christ is Lord and has saved you from your sin.

Friends, if you have made this decision today no matter what life throws at you (including missiles)….. you are ready for what ever comes – you are Heaven Bound.

*This article on Drudge today – “What a Nuclear Missile Attack on  Hawaii Would Look Like“.  Note the map. This would be the exact area I saw from my window in my dream. To read this article click here.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy




  1. Reblogged this on God's Enduring Love and commented:
    Thank you for this timely post, Cindy! The missile alert was a ‘Wake Up Call’ for many in Hawai‘i not prepared to face death. The bottom line is that many do not know where they will spend eternity, they have not given much thought about their mortality, and unfortunately have no assurance of their salvation. One of the most widely read posts on my blog site is ‘Why Do People Resist God’ ( Fear and anxiety were the order of the day last Sat. morning for many folks who don’t know God or His Word and 2Cor 5:8 ‘to be absent in the body, (to) be present with the Lord.’ Maranatha! ~Liz

    • Aloha Liz, Thank you so much for your encouragement and for taking the time to write. I really appreciate your re-blogging of my post on your website God’s Enduring Love and I encourage my readers to check out your links. I agree, that Saturday was a wakeup call for the people of Hawaii (and all people in general) …. I was dismayed (though not surprised) by an article that reported a surge in traffic to porn sites in Hawaii immediately following the incident on Saturday morning. In spite of that I am praying that many will open their hearts to the message of salvation and the good news found only in Jesus Christ while there is still time. Blessings to you and yours and please keep in touch! Cindy

  2. Reblogged this on Watchman and commented:
    Where will you spend eternity ??
    Are you Heaven bound or hell bound ??
    God is calling all to repentance and salvation
    Do you know Jesus ??
    Are you saved ??
    Give your life to Jesus now tomorrow may be too late
    God bless Maranatha Speed the day…

  3. Hi Liz hope you dont mind but i reblogged this on my WordPress..Dr Gold led me to your site ..i just thought that you might like to know that I had a dream last night of trying to tell people they need the Lord Jesus Christ also in this dream there were people sleeping on mistresses all over the place in a building is this also a warning ?? Dont know but I feel in my Spirit an urgency to help the lost …thank you Liz for your blog…God Bless Maranatha….Annemarie …

  4. Sorry Cindy I called you liz..i reblogged your post but something went wrong and i can’t reblog it don’t know what happened never happened before ..God Bless Cindy …Maranatha…Annemarie

    • No problem, Annime5. I appreciate you taking the time to write and your attempt to repost my blog. I too feel an urgency to help the lost. We continue to pray and to share the word knowing that he will take care of the rest. Continue to stand firm in the Lord! Grace and blessings! Cindy

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