Coming Persecution, Another Vision
I will start this post by posting what I received from the Lord back in April of 2016.
As I was praying I feel that I heard the Lord saying that the days are coming when speaking out against sin will be considered hate speech and rather than be protected by the 1st amendment it will be punishable by imprisonment. I saw in a vision a pastor coming out of a church in hand cuffs. I also saw an individual who had what looked like a scroll unfurled and he was reading it facing the pastor and the church buildings. I got the sense that the edict being read was being directed at the church.
The pastor was being arrested for what was being said inside the church.
In a vision that started yesterday and continued into today, I saw protesters outside a church building. That in and of itself is anything. However, I then saw these same protesters go into the church and drag people out and beat them.
It is when persecution broke out on Jerusalem that the Gospel began to be spread.
Act 8:1 — Act 8:4
Saul Persecutes the Church
8 Now Saul was consenting to his death.
At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.
As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.
Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.
As with any dream/vision I post I encourage those reading it to take it to the Lord in prayer and see what He would say and/or show you.