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The 4 war fronts (Part 2)

First posted: November 16, 2006

 

This is the second in a series of articles in which we study the 4 different types of spiritual fronts that God's remnant believers will be called to fight on, often concurrently. These 4 fronts (mentioned by God in Revelation 10:11) are made manifest as you progress in your spiritual walk in God.

 

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The tiny little book

 

 

 

The tiny little book

In the previous article, we studied how the mighty angel's 4 characteristics mentioned in Revelation 10:1 point to the last 4 seals of the Apocalypse. The next 2 verses then describe 4 actions performed by the mighty angel:

 

"2And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, 3And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices." (Revelation 10:2-3)

 

The 4 actions described in the verses above are:

  1. Holding a little book open in his hand

  2. Setting his right foot upon the sea

  3. Setting his left foot on the earth

  4. Crying out with a loud voice, as when a lion roars

 

The first action points back to the following passage:

 

"1And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. 2And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? 3And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 4And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 5And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 6And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 7And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. 8And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. 9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." (Revelation 5:1-10)

[The phrase "strong angel" of verse 2 was translated from the Greek words ischuros and aggellos, the same words that were translated as "mighty angel" in Revelation 10:1]

 

A little later, the Spirit records the following:

 

"1And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer." (Revelation 6:1-2)

 

Therefore, the little open book held by the mighty angel in Revelation 10 refers to the book whose seals are opened by the Lamb. Thus, it points specifically to the 1st seal, the white horse of the Apocalypse. Those with the little open book in their hands are believers who have chosen to mature into "spiritual lambs", which, as we have studied before, corresponds to entering "Level 3" of our spiritual growth. Those who want to manifest God's Lamb nature in their own lives and the lives of others will be willing to suffer massive labour pains in order to forge the opening of the 7 seals on Earth. Their hearts will be set on the "little book" being opened and on God's nature being manifested on Earth; this attitude in their hearts will allow the "white horse" conquering anointing to come over them, thus unleashing the operation of the 4 horses of the Apocalypse on their own lives and on the lives of others.

 

The phrase "little book" in Revelation 10:2 was translated from the Greek word bibliaridion, which is a diminutive form of the word biblion, which is, in turn, a diminutive of the word biblos meaning "book". Therefore, the word bibliaridion is a double diminutive of the word "book", and could be translated in English as "tiny little book". Interestingly enough, bibliaridion only appears 4 times in the New Testament, and all 4 appearances are in Revelation chapter 10, in verses 2, 8, 9, and 10. These 4 appearances correlates with the 4 horses of the Apocalypse:

 

  1. In verse 2, the mighty angel is holding the bibliaridion in his hand, which points to the white horse, since that is the horse that appears after the Lamb takes the book into His hand and opens the first seal (Revelation 5:7, 6:1-2).

     

    As we have said before, the white horse acts as a spiritual umbrella for the other 3 horses. Therefore, it makes sense that the appearance of bibliaridion that correlates with the white horse stands apart from the other 3 appearances, which appear in successive verses (verses 8, 9, and 10). In a spiritual sense, the white horse impartation happens in the anonymity of every believer's heart, usually while the believer is still inside the matriarchal Church's religious structures. A close study of the order in which the tribes of Israel are listed in Revelation 7:3-8 reveals that the white horse impartation happens as a believer suddenly realises that we are all priests. Once the believer removes the "ministerial leaders" from the middle and begins to visualise a direct access with God, the white horse impartation begins to operate in his or her heart, preparing the believer for the next 3 horses' impartation.

     

  2. In verse 8, the voice from heaven tells John to go and take the bibliaridion from the angel. This correlates with the red horse, since that is the horse through whom God prompts His people out into the wilderness to receive a direct impartation from Him.

     

  3. In verse 9, John approaches the angel and tells him to give him the bibliaridion. Notice that God did not tell the angel to give the little book to John. Instead, He told John to get it from the angel himself, which meant that John had to gather up the necessary courage. It required confidence for John to approach the mighty angel described in Revelation 10:1 and ask him to give him the tiny little book. This, therefore, points to the wilderness of black-horse impartation in which we grow in prophetic and evangelistic grace. As we abide in the black-horse wilderness, we become aware of our grace in God, and we become willing to step out on our own, without a spirit of permanent dependence on others. Those who prefer to depend on men become angel worshippers, and angel worshippers will be too much in awe of the mighty angel to ever approach him and tell him to give the book to them.

     

  4. In verse 10, John takes the bibliaridion and eats it, with the bibliaridion turning bitter in John's belly. The word "bitter" was translated from the Greek word pikraino, which is apparently derived from the word peiro meaning "to pierce". As we have seen before, piercing "stings" are a figure of bitter Sheol experiences. This correlates with the fact that John felt the bitterness in his belly, since Sheol is a spiritual belly (Jonah 2:2, Proverbs 27:20). In the innermost parts of his being, John felt a stinging bitterness worthy of Sheol, the innermost part of the Earth.

     

    Before eating the bibliaridion, John was forewarned that it would be depressingly bitter (Revelation 10:9). This means that John's Sheol experience was a voluntary sacrifice. He knew the personal torment his decision would cause, yet he willingly made the decision. All of this, therefore, points to the green horse of the Apocalypse, since green-horse riders voluntarily allow themselves to be bound up and taken where they would rather not go (i.e.- Golgotha). And, as we have seen before, green-horse Golgotha deaths are generally initiated in the natural realm by a Judas-style betrayal.

     

    "The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly" (Proverbs 26:22)

     

    Therefore, the bitterness experienced by John in his belly was a prophetic figure of a bitter betrayal by those who are supposed to help you but who eventually leave you hanging in no-man's land because of their half-hearted commitment. They say "Yes" to you at the beginning, but they end up saying "No" and abandoning you when push comes to shove. The fact that the verse above is in verse 22 of chapter 26 has spiritual significance. Because of the American Church's bitter betrayal of God's remnant spirit (caused by her cautious half-heartedness), a bitter "22" civil war has been decreed over America, a civil war in which God shall execute vindicating revenge for the blood of the "26" 2-witness believers that was spilled on her soil, a blood spilled as the American Tyrians casually looked on as if nothing significant was taking place.

     

    As we have said before, unGodly bitterness is a result of man's resentment against God's righteous judgments, which always cut deep into the "heart of the matter" to obliterate the unrighteous roots of the issue (Hebrews 4:12, Hebrews 12:15-17). As we have also said before, the green horse comes to obliterate the soul matriarchy, which is the basic root from which all of man's needless woes have issued. The green horse comes to complete the process started by the white horse of the Apocalypse. Therefore, God's green-horse riders come to cut off the deepest roots of iniquity, the ones hidden so deep that most are not aware of them or of their destructive effects. These are the roots hidden in the deep "soul soil" of denial, hidden by the defiant determination of man's soul not to admit the sin in his actions. As we have shared before, "sin" in Scripture goes much deeper than obvious wrongdoings such as stealing or adultery, and it includes actions and thoughts that may seem "good" and "noble" on the outside. These acts of sin cause "death", i.e.- a state of separation between the person's soul and the Spirit of God. When the person's soul perceives this separation, she (the soul) has 2 options: she can either admit her error or cover it up, devising methodical excuses and pretending as if she did nothing wrong (Deuteronomy 16:3, Genesis 3:7-13). As the error (i.e.- sin) is repeated over and over again in an atmosphere of death that clearly certifies that "something ain't right", Hittite spirits of deceit, emptiness and purposelessness are injected into the atmosphere. In other words, when man's soul claims she is alive, when she is really dead, and continues in her death-causing error (as if to certify her "righteousness"), she becomes subject to Hittite stings that "fill" the surrounding atmosphere with deceit and emptiness, turning that atmosphere into Sheol on Earth (Isaiah 28:14-19). This is the meaning behind the phrase "the sting of death is sin" in 1 Corinthians 15:56. Sin causes death, and the dogged repetition of that sin, even in a state of evident death, brings injections of Hittite deceit and purposelessness into the atmosphere.

     

    Mankind demands that God, if He exists, fix the world. Yet, when He reads out the steps that must be taken to set the world right, the matriarchal Church and the rest of the world complain and say,

    "No, we will not change that!! There is nothing wrong with that!! That has nothing to do with the problems we are going through!! We want an end to our problems, not someone sermonising us about irrelevant issues!!"

     

    "12There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. 13There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up. 14There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men." (Proverbs 30:12-14)

     

    As a green-horse rider is taken where he or she does not want to go, he or she begins to bear the chastisement of others' actions. He or she begins to suffer the stings of Sheol in his or her soul, stings caused by the dogged repetition of matriarchal sin in those who refuse to change what must be changed. As the green-horse rider is stung over and over, bitterness begins to invade the innermost parts of his or her belly. He or she begins to bear the bitterness of betrayal, the bitterness of man's betrayal against God. Just as Adam betrayed God after co-labouring with Him in the garden of Eden for a season, and just as Judas betrayed Jesus after co-labouring with Him for a season, God's green-horse riders experience the betrayal of those who worked alongside of them for a season, only to "cut and run" at the last minute. These green-horse riders are called to experience the same sense of betrayal that God Himself felt when man cut loose from Him and went his arrogant little way, just as Hosea was called to experience the betrayal felt by God at the hands of a faithless wife (Hosea 1:2). By doing so, God's green-horse riders are paying the price of judgment for the sake of others, and they set in motion the final and decisive stages that shall lead to the re-conquest of the world lost by the former Adam.

     

    By bearing the bitterness of Sheol in their bellies, God's green-horse riders enable the final and lethal injection of bitterness into the matriarchal world system, an injection that leads to its spiritual collapse. In that sense, by spiritually descending to Sheol, God's green-horse riders become the lethal syringe that reaches into the deepest parts of the Earth to kill off the matriarchal roots of unrighteousness that have led to the disastrous world the former Adam has fashioned. This is the reason why God's green-horse riders are so reviled. Since they bring obliterating judgment on the soul's ways, they cause the deepest bitterness in a matriarchal world that abhors God's judgments, and, by vengeful consequence, the matriarchal world spirits -- operating through those at peace with the world system --- do everything in their power to make the green-horse riders' life as bitter and frustrating as they can.

     

    The bibliaridion was initially "sweet as honey" in John's mouth before it turned bitter in his belly. This is a figure of how, when God's words are birthed in the Head, they bring great joy, as when a new baby is born. However, as the newly birthed words descend from the Head to those who are supposed to be "the Body", they bring great bitterness to God because they are harshly rejected by those who are supposed to joyously embrace and digest them. Those who are connected to the Head are quick to rejoice in God's judgments, regardless of any temporal pain they may cause, and regardless of any persecution and any bitter tears that accepting them may bring about:

     

    "103How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way" (Psalm 119:103-104)

     

    "133Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. 135Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes. 136Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law." (Psalm 119:133-136)

     

    "139My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. 140Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. 140Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. 141I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts. 142Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth. 143Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights. 144The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live." (Psalm 119:139-144)

     

    Notice how verse 141 above declares that those who are consumed by the zeal of God (v139) are "small and despised". Just like the "tiny little book" of Revelation 10, God's faithful believers are insignificant to and belittled by the simplistic eyes of soul-dominated man. Those who are consumed by the zeal of God understand the spiritual impact of little things that others disregard or minimise. They are quick to point out a series of "little" things hidden deep beneath the surface, little things that bear out the reasons for huge problems in the surface above. In their hearts, they carry a "tiny little book" containing these "tiny little things", a book they constantly "read out" to those around them, not only through their words but through their actions. Their "tiny little book" becomes reviled because it condemns little things that others find no fault in. The thousands upon thousands of people who walked by the Temple in Jerusalem every day found no fault in the moneychangers and dove sellers there; yet, there was a "neurotic" itinerant preacher who found fault with them, and His accumulated frustration with their presence there reached a point that led to a "neurotic episode" of "irritated explosion", an episode of deliberate fury:

     

    "13And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, 14And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; 16And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise. 17And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up." (John 2:13-17)

    [Notice that Jesus took the time to make a "scourge of small cords" (v15). This speaks of deliberateness. Therefore, this was an episode of premeditated revenge against the enemies of God. There was no more time for "compassion" and "understanding", for the moneychangers and dove sellers had had a chance to hear God's message against them, yet they defiantly remained at the Temple, and there was no one else outside of Yeshua who was spiritually enraged by their staunch defiance. It was infuriating to Yeshua to see them just "sitting" there (v14). To everyone else, these moneychangers and dove sellers were providing a beneficial "community service". To God and to His "neurotic" green-horse Yeshua, however, they were a manifestation of everything that was wrong with man's perverted ways.

     

    The phrase "small cords" in verse 15 was translated from the Greek word schoinion, which is a diminutive of the word schoinos, meaning "rush (the plant)". Therefore, the scourge of "small cords" made by Jesus is a prophetic figure of attention to little details. It is the cumulative attention to small details which leads to a true understanding of the hidden "root issues" behind the problems visible on the surface. God's bibliaridion is full of these "tiny little details".

     

    The word schoinos (mentioned above) means "rush (the plant)". According to wiktionary.org, "rushes" are "Any of several stiff aquatic or marsh plants of the genus Juncus having hollow or pithy stems and small flowers". The rush's "stiffness" speaks of the uncompromising "rigidity" of God's green-horse riders. The fact that rushes grow in stagnant "marshes" is a figure of green-horse riders willing to grow by leaps and bounds, even when surrounded by conformant stagnation. The "small flowers" are a figure of the "small" details that those with God's zeal are concerned about. The "hollow stems" are a figure of how green-horse riders present an uncompromising and rigid front, even when they are utterly vulnerable on the inside. Like the Twin Towers in New York City, they stand sturdy and uncompromising, but can be easily brought down with a lethal blow. The "pithy stems" are a figure of the eternal spiritual substance inside of God's green-horse riders. Even in their temporal vulnerability, they possess an eternal sturdiness that can be rattled by no man. In English, the word "pithy" is used to refer to things that are brief and small but very substantive. God's green-horse riders are filled with "pithiness". They are concerned about small issues that have substantial spiritual consequences. They are short on "idle talk" but long on "substantive action". They come with a "choose-a-side" anointing that forces people to decide which side they will stand on. They are "down-to-business" sons and daughters who end the pretty and pleasant "chit-chat" of those who constantly say to God, "I love you"; through His green-horse riders, God demands that those "love declarations" be proved with Jordan-crossing actions.]

     

The verse numbers in which bibliaridion appears in Revelation 10 --- verses 2, 8, 9, and 10 --- have prophetic significance:

  1. The number "2" refers to those who are at "Level 2" of their spiritual growth but who long to enter into "Level 3". Because of this, they open their hearts to the anointing of the white horse over their lives.

     

  2. As we have said before, the number "8" speaks of "Noah-style" regeneration. As God's remnant believers open their hearts to the white-horse anointing, their eyes are opened to the faults in the Church's religious methodologies. They then begin to act as "pestilent" red-horse believers who begin to restlessly declare that there is something fundamentally wrong with "church as usual", and they begin to discern and present teachings from Scripture that testify that something is indeed wrong (just as Martin Luther did in 1517). In their words and in their actions, they begin to preach a message of "regeneration", because you cannot "repair" something that is inherently wrong. Instead, you must break it apart and start over.

     

  3. As we have said before, the number "9" speaks of God's dynamis power. Because God's remnant believers are willing to lay a red-horse foundation of fundamental regeneration, an extraordinary and unusual stream of dynamis power begins to flow through them (Acts 19:8-11). Fellow believer, as you begin to operate in the black-horse anointing (and many of you reading this already are), God will begin to do extraordinary things through your life. God will release mighty power through you, power that will have visible and sometimes devastating effects, even when no one knows that you are the source on Earth of that power (Revelation 2:17). You will grow in grace, and God will begin to prepare you for the next stage of your spiritual walk.

     

  4. As we have shared before, the number "10" speaks of prophetic, narrow-gate sacrifice. As the grace of God abounds in God's remnant, they are called to surrender the glory of that grace in order to die a green-horse sacrificial death, just as Yeshua did when He gave up the glory of His earthly ministry in order to die at the hands of His enemies. Even in the strength of their grace, God's remnant are called to die in weakness. In that sense, those who complete their spiritual journey are obligated to swallow a "bitter pill" of death.

 

Notice that the sequence of verse numbers 2, 8, 9, and 10 passes through the numbers "8" and "9" before reaching "10". This points to the giant house in the meadow described in a dream posted recently. In that dream, there was a house built for someone 8 to 9 feet tall. The dreamer noticed this as she was approaching the house's entrance. After entering the house, she ran up the stairs to reach a window which, as we said before, represents the "light barrier" beyond which we can take refuge within the Lord God of Israel. This window can only be reached if we are willing to die in selfless green-horse sacrifice, which points to the number "10".

 

Interestingly enough, the numbers 2, 8, 9, and 10 add up to 29. The number "29" points to Psalm 29, which speaks of the devastating flood of God and of the earth-shaking voice of God that shatters the forest of Amorite-Canaanite cedars:

 

"1Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength. 2Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. 3The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters. 4The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty. 5The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. 6He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn. 7The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire. 8The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh. 9The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory. 10The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever. 11The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace." (Psalm 29:1-10)

 

This is the spiritual reason why Revelation 10:3 speaks of the 7 thunders that roared after the mighty angel with the bibliaridion cried out with a loud voice. The accumulation of the spiritual efforts by God's remnant ("2", "8", "9", and "10") leads to the unleashing of God's thunderous voice upon the Earth ("29"), the voice that shatters the pastoral cedar kingdoms of this world and establishes the kingdom of God on this Earth. It is no spiritual coincidence that flood-causing Katrina hit New Orleans on a 29th (of August 2005), and it is no coincidence that Latin America (as a region) was cast off by God on a 29th (of June 2003). Because America behaved in accordance with the Latin American spirit in the spring and summer of 2005, she received a judgment worthy of Latin America's unrighteousness exactly 26 months later. As we have said before, the number "26" is the spiritual number of God's 2-witness believers who unleash God's counter-rebellion against the stubborn rebellion of matriarchal man.

 

Notice the spiritual connection between the numbers "26" and "29" above. Both numbers start with the digit "2", and the second digit in "29" (i.e.- "9"), is the inversion of the second digit in "26" (i.e.- "6"). According to wikipedia.org, the 10-digit numerical system used throughout the planet utilises digit symbols imported into Europe from the Middle East; these symbols were slightly modified in Europe and then exported to the rest of the planet. Therefore, the fact that the digit symbol "9" is the inversion of the digit symbol "6" is no spiritual coincidence. As we have said before, the number "6" speaks of human weakness, and the number "9" speaks of dynamis power. Therefore, the transition from "26" to "29" means that, as God's 2-witness believers shed themselves cloaked in human weakness (Revelation 11:7), they unleash the power-filled thundering voice of Almighty God into the Earth. The same 2-witness believers who are "killed" in "6"-style weakness resurrect in "9"-style power, and, through them, the power of God gushes forth into the world (from the depths of Sheol and from the heavens above) to turn the world's order upside down, turning it from a "6" system where the soul rules over the spirit into a "9" system where the spirit rules over the soul (a "Psalm 69" transition). The number "6" equals 3 times 2, which points to the 2 soul-centred "female" ministries, and the number "9" equals 3 times 3, which points to the 3 spirit-centred "male" ministries. Oh, how I long to see the day when the soul shall be toppled from her queenly throne on Earth!!! How my heart burns with the desire to see the fire of God consuming the cedars of whited-sepulchre Lebanon in His wrath!!! How my heart longs to see the wave of God's voice roaring through the whole globe!!! That wave has begun, and it shall continue!!! Things are coming shortly that will bear this out.

 

There is more to say regarding this subject, but we will do so in the next article...