‘THREE Prophetic WARNING DREAMS!!! “BRACE YOURSELVES” [Pastor Dana Coverstone]’


A couple of readers suggested that I watch a video titled ‘THREE Prophetic WARNING DREAMS!!! “BRACE YOURSELVES” by Protestant Pastor Dana Coverstone (who also had another dream-related video I also had previously heard of). Because of priorities and scheduling issues, I rarely watch videos people suggest as there are too many and most are not of sufficient importance. While this one was not essential to watch, I decided to do so. This one is somewhat typical of Protestant prophecy videos in that it contains some truth and a lot of error.

Basically Dana Coverstone states he had three dreams. One in December of 2019 pointing a March 2020 calendar, hearing the words “brace yourself,” and indicating problems. He claimed that came to pass.

He said that later, with the last one in this month, he had two more dreams.

One pointed to September, he called for prayer and a solemn assembly–while that is consistent with the Day of Atonement, which is from sunset September 27-sunset September 28 this year, he did not say anything about that specifically.

One pointed to a November 2020 calendar, hearing the words “brace yourself,” and indicating chaos. He also said in the dream he saw Russian and Chinese troops in Washington, D.C. in January 2021 essentially arresting Americans. He mentioned civil war. He mentioned United Nations’ blue helmet troops being deployed in the USA. He repeatedly stated in the video that he knew God and he knew that the dreams were from God. He claimed that the US mint would also stop making coins (though it should be pointed out that the mint stopped making coins earlier in 2020, before he had that dream).

Dana Coverstone also said that if we did not see the chaos and other things he saw in the dream during September – November 2020, to call him a fool in December 2020.

He told people to heed his voice.

He encouraged those who watched him to prepare and to make sure that they had an ample supply of guns and ammunition.  He said he knew the Holy Spirit’s voice.

I disagree.

These were not dreams from God.

It is not that the USA may not face civil war, as I expect more violent civil unrest.

It is not that the USA will not have more chaos, as it will.

It is not that the fallout from the November 2020 election may not further tear away at the social fabric of the USA–as I also expect it to.

But no, the USA is not going to have Washington, D.C. overrun with Russian and Chinese troops in January 2021. Dana Covertone is a false prophet.

Jesus often taught to beware of religious leaders. Notice:

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness! (Matthew 7:15-23, NKJV throughout unless otherwise indicated).

False leaders do not produce good fruit. Many of them tend to encourage lawlessness (though they would almost all deny that). Those that follow them risk being cast out by Jesus.

Notice that Jesus is saying to look at their fruits and that even if they appear to be doing miracles in Jesus’ name, if they promote lawlessness, they are not true Christians.

As a Protestant, Dana Coverstone does not stand for the original Christian faith (a free online book of related interest is Hope of Salvation: How the Continuing Church of God Differs from Protestantism). And, he is a false prophet.

In Matthew 7, was Jesus mainly warning about false leaders? Their personalities?


Jesus was warning about their teachings and their hypocrisy. Notice:

6 Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees”…12 Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees. (Matthew 16:6-12).

44 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! (Luke 11:43-44).

8 Then He said to them in His teaching, “Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, 39 the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, 40 who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.” (Mark 12:38-40)

6 And He said, “Woe to you also, lawyers! For you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers…52 Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered (Luke 11:46,52).

False leaders deceive. They break the ten commandments, including the admonition to not bear false witness.

While God does sometimes use dreams (see Dreams, the Bible, the Radio Church of God, and the Continuing Church of God), false prophets sometimes have dreams or come up with predictions from their own imaginations:

25 “I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in My name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ 26 How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies? Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart, 27 who try to make My people forget My name by their dreams which everyone tells his neighbor, as their fathers forgot My name for Baal.

28 “The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream;
And he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully.
What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the Lord.
29 “Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord,
“And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

30 “Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,” says the Lord, “who steal My words every one from his neighbor. 31 Behold, I am against the prophets,” says the Lord, “who use their tongues and say, ‘He says.’ 32 Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” says the Lord, “and tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies and by their recklessness. Yet I did not send them or command them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all,” says the Lord. (Jeremiah 23:25-32)

Various Protestants have falsely claimed that eclipses, blood moons, etc. were signs from God when they were not (see Blood Moons, Eclipses, and Prophecy).

Even though people can point to scriptures, so can Satan (cf. Matthew 4). Satan, in my view, has long used false prophets and false prophecies to turn people away from true prophets of God. Various ones have falsely claimed that the or a Bible Code predicted many things (see also Biblical prophecy ‘FULFILLED’ after SECRET hidden Bible code CRACKED by experts?).

Jesus also warned:

2 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect (Mark 13:22).

Thus, signs and wonders should, of themselves, not be considered as proof. Signs and wonders are expected according to Jesus, Paul (2 Thessalonians 2:9), and John (Revelation 13:13; 18:23). Yet even today, many within the Greco-Roman-Protestant faiths have been misled by them.

The Apostle John wrote:

1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1)

Instead of testing the spirits, people tend to decide if they want to believe the message, as opposed to testing the spirits.

This has turned many off about prophecy.

Some, falsely, believe then that it is ‘safer’ to conclude all prophets are false.

Notice something from a former member of the Board of Directors of the old Global Church of God:

If there were no true prophets, there would be no need to “test the spirits”—because every prophet would be a “false prophet”. But because there are both true prophets and false prophets, we need to “test the spirits”. (Edwards N. Need Prophets More than Prophecy. Shepherd’s Voice, Fall 2013)

Do dreams and prophets have any place in the Christian Church today?

Yes, the Bible is clear that dreams are prophesied to happen to some of God’s people in the last days:

17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. 18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.  (Acts 2:17-18)

This is a prophecy, according to the Bible, for the last days.

We are in the last days (see also Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End?).

Therefore, dreams and prophesy were expected for our day!

Has this happened in the 21st century?


Dreams are a sign that God has used to confirm ‘Philadelphia.’

One preceded the start of the old Radio Church of God and two preceded the start of the Continuing Church of God.

The Bible records that God often has used dreams to give messages (Genesis 20:3-7, 28:10-17, 31:10-13, 31:24, 37:5-10, 40:5-18, 41:1-32; Numbers 12:6; Judges 7:13-15; 1 Kings 3:5-15; Daniel 2:3-45, 4:4-27, 7:1-28; Matthew 1:20-25, 2:12, 2:13, 2:19, 2:22; Acts 16:9).

The Bible teaches:

8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)

Of course, many do not want to believe that God uses dreams or will discount the ones they hear about.

Yet, the Bible shows that God often chooses to work with prophets through a dream:

6 “Hear now My words:
If there is a prophet among you,
I, the Lord, make Myself known to him in a vision;
I speak to him in a dream. (Numbers 12:6)

Notice that the above says that God will speak to His prophet in a dream. Notice also:

28 The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream (Jeremiah 23:28)

While Dana Coverstone told his dreams, they were not from God–even if there was truth in some of them. Notice also:

1″If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, 2 and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’ — which you have not known — ‘and let us serve them,’ 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him. (Deuteronomy 13:1-4)

So, if the prophet does not keep and advocate keeping God’s commandments, he is also false–it does not matter if he is ever right.

And in Dana Covestone’s case, he claimed that he was hearing from God and parts of what he claimed to be from God will be proven false. Notice also:

21 And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?’ — 22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him. (Deuteronomy 18:21-22)

False leaders do not produce good fruit. They encourage lawlessness. Those that follow them risk being cast out by Jesus. The Bible is clear that false leaders will be very successful (Matthew 24:23-24; Revelation 13:4.8)–that is part of why the Bible repeatedly warns about them.

The New Testament repeatedly warns people about false leaders, false teachers, compromising leaders, false prophets, false ministers, and their followers. We should pray for all to repent (1 Timothy 2:1; Acts 17:30).

Jesus, Paul, Peter, Jude, and John would not have warned about false or disruptive leaders so much if they did not want Christians to be aware of this problem in every age, and especially the age leading to the end.

Sadly, as predicted, false teachers have arisen throughout history. Many non-Christian false teachers and non-Philadelphia leaders are on the scene even today. Those that follow non-Christian false teachers will be not be in the first resurrection. Those who listen to non-Philadelphia leaders will apparently end up in the great tribulation.

The entire book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament, is essentially devoted to warning about false teachers and to cling to the truth. Although the Bible teaches about true leaders and true prophets (see How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God), many ignore what the Bible teaches about how to tell the difference.

The Bible warns against leaders that really do not teach what Jesus wanted taught. I try to do the same concerning those leaders, imperfect, though I remain.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Dreams, the Bible, the Radio Church of God, and the Continuing Church of God How has God used dreams in the past? Does God still use dreams? Did He use any involving those in the Continuing Church of God? A related sermon is also available: Dreams, COGs, and One Man Rule.
Preparing for the ‘Short Work’ and The Famine of the Word What is the ‘short work’ of Romans 9:28? Who is preparing for it? Here is a link to a related video sermon titled: The Short Work.
Leading the Final Phase of the Work Matthew 24:14 will be fulfilled. Who is leading the final phase of the work? What did Herbert Armstrong and the old WCG teach about that and about prophets? Does Bob Thiel meet the criteria that the Bible and the old WCG set? What is the proof? What has the Continuing Church of God been doing? This is a sermonette length video.
Herbert W. Armstrong, the Philadelphia Church, & the Mantle Herbert Armstrong claims God had him raise the Philadelphia up. Are there reasons to believe that the Philadelphia mantle in now within the CCOG? Here is a link to a related sermon: Herbert W. Armstrong and the Philadelphia Mantle.
Does the CCOG have the confirmed signs of Acts 2:17-18? Does any church have the confirmed dream and prophetic signs of Acts 2:17-18? Should one? Here is a link in the Spanish language: ¿Tiene la CCOG confirmadas las señales de Hechos 2: 17-18? Here is a link in the French language: Est-ce que l’Église Continue de Dieu confirme les signes d’Actes 2:17-18?
The Final Phase of the Work What is the final phase of the work? Who will lead it? Do you have the courage to support it? Here is a related YouTube video titled The Final Phase of the Work.
Church of God Leaders on Prophets Have there been prophets throughout the church age? Are any supposed to be around in the last days? What have COG leaders stated or written about prophets? Here is a link to a related sermon: Church of God Leaders on Prophets.
The Elijah Heresies Does the Bible teach that there will be a future Elijah? Must it be Herbert W. Armstrong? Two related sermons are available Elijah: Prophecies and Heresies and Elijah, Herbert W. Armstrong, and CCOG.
Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work? Some say the Church should mainly feed the flock now as that is what Herbert W. Armstrong reportedly said. Is that what he said? Is that what the Bible says? What did Paul and Herbert W. Armstrong expect from lower level leaders? Two related sermons are available The Work per HWA and the Bible and Priority of the Philadelphia Work.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God This free online pdf booklet has answers many questions people have about the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and explains why it is the solution to the issues the world is facing. Here are links to three related sermons: The World’s False Gospel, The Gospel of the Kingdom: From the New and Old Testaments, and The Kingdom of God is the Solution.
How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God There are many false prophets. How can Christians determine who is a true prophet? There is also a sermon-length video titled How to determine if someone is a true prophet of God. Here is a related link in Spanish/español: ¿Cómo determinar si alguien es un verdadero profeta de Dios?
The Sardis Church Era was predominant circa 1600 A.D. to circa 1933 A.D. Discusses early history of the Seventh Day Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, and COG-7th Day.
The Philadelphia Church Era was predominant circa 1933 A.D. to 1986 A.D. The old Radio Church of God and old Worldwide Church of God, now the remnant of that era is basically the most faithful in the Church of God, like who hold to the beliefs and practices of the Continuing Church of God.
The Laodicean Church Era has been predominant circa 1986 A.D. to present. The Laodiceans are non-Philadelphians who mainly descended from the old WCG or its offshoots. They do not properly understand the work or biblical prophecies and will face the Great Tribulation if they do not repent. One video of related interest is 17 Laodicean Errors in Prophecy.
Continuing Church of God The group striving to be most faithful amongst all real Christian groups to the word of God.

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