Several weeks before the NFL season began I had a vivid vision as I was waking up from a restful night’s sleep. I saw what looked like an NFL stadium full of cheering fans but in my mind I automatically knew it was a (Roman type of) Coliseum. My observation was above it as you would see from an aerial view during a game on TV. As I saw the crowd I heard the opening guitar sound of the song Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses. This is a very popular song at stadiums and Madden football video games, played right before the opening kickoff. As I was seeing and hearing this I heard the Lord say, “I will not tolerate this anymore”.
That was all I heard and the vision ended. I felt in my spirit that the reason for judgment is the idol worship that we have made of this sport. We have elevated players as gods and gladiators who entertain us for money, big money. I do not know what type of judgment is coming. The NFL and sports in general in America are golden calves, and are being worshipped daily. I know this won’t be a popular word!
There were some serious injuries the first week to big name players, off the field incident with a players wife and more unsavory incidents with players, and then a news report comparing the scandal ridden FIFA to the NFL. All in the opening weeks of the season. These reports already add to a tainted reputation for the NFL.I do not know if it’s more exposure of this sort or a terrorist attack that disrupts the financial flow, or the coming financial crash that is going to halt entertainment/Lifestyles as we currently know it. I sense it will much more serious than the typical thug mentality the sport has produced in recent years; because this deals with the fans, the people, and the idolatry of America. I do believe it is a confirmation to what John Paul Jackson saw coming to the NFL. You can see his word about half way down the page…NFL Postpones all Games Until Answer Found
Either way, I believe more judgment is coming and God the Father will no longer tolerate a sport or a people who do not honor Him as the giver of all life. Everything hidden will be exposed to His light in this final hour. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken! Hebrews 12:25-29
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