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Prophetic word for today

Georgia (Part 1)

First posted: June 9, 2012

E-mailed: May 17, 2012

Word received by: Tracey

 

{The first hyperlink was added by us}

 

The [other] purpose of my email ... was to let you know that, as I watched the 3rd video (the PS section) of "The Canaanite Hunt", my heart paused on something you shared. It occurs at roughly 57:40+ in the video, where you were speaking about the Chinese symbols representing the name of the Nerium Indicum flower (the poisonous one toxic to dogs & humans) - here you speak about 2 specific [Chinese] characters that mean "bamboo" and "peach". You indicated that you had no idea how they were related. I do not know either, but I did want to share this with you:

 

Yesterday, I went for a walk through my neighborhood in Winder, Georgia, and, along the way, I noticed a row of bamboo growing on the side of the road (it was a small street passing through an old residential area). As I write this, the Lord has just brought back to my memory that, 2 days ago, as I was walking through the neighborhood (using a different route - each time I walk, I go out with a sister in the Lord and we walk through the neighborhoods and proclaim/recite the Word of the Lord all along the path), I noticed a patch of bamboo in the front of someone's yard - like it had sprung up out of nowhere. They were fresh shoots (could tell because of the greenness of the stalks). Some were taller than others, but they were (each group) at least 6.5 to 7 feet tall. Some were thicker in diameter than others, but they were strong stalks, and this first set (from 2 days ago) were all surrounding a large oak tree. The group from yesterday were just in rows on the side of the road. There was a yard behind the bamboo stalks, so, together, they formed a fence like structure down the side of the road.

 

Ok, that's the bamboo. The next thing is the "peach". I'm sure you already know [that] Georgia is known as "The Peach State." According to one website, Georgia is known as the "Peach State" because of the growers' reputation for producing the highest quality fruit. The peach became the official state fruit in 1995. You can also refer to the Wikipedia article on the State of Georgia. As an aside, we have experienced a crazy amount of fruit flies in the house lately, and, last week, they all seemed to congregate (unto their death) in the bathtub in the Master bedroom [of] the house.

 

The last thing I want to mention is - again, you've probably already seen this in the news, but within one week there have been now 2 cases of females contracting Necrotizing fasciitis the "flesh-eating disease." The first was a 24 year old graduate student who cut her leg while kayaking (she stopped to ride on a zip line, fell and cut her left leg which was eventually amputated). The second is a 36 year old who just gave birth to twins last week at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, GA and went home to Greenville, SC. where she found a spot growing on her left leg.

 

There seems to be so much happening right now. A very intense time. I know you mentioned it towards the end of the 3rd video (The Canaanite Hunt), but with the official report of "drowning" - Girgashite style, I was curious to know if you received any further insight from the Lord on Whitney Houston's death. Her death seemed to carry a profound message (beyond the "another out of control celebrity" or "look what happens when drugs control your life" etc.,). For weeks, I would hear pieces of her songs in my spirit and thought about the irony of the lyrics to the song that lead to her giant leap into stardom: "I Will Always Love You" and how it reverberated from the "old baptist church she grew up in" out through the airways as her casket was being taken out to for the interment.

 

 

Our comments

 

Murrain 1

As I heard these news stories about the flesh-eating bacteria in Georgia, I kept hearing the word "murrain" in my heart, in reference to the 5th plague of Egypt:

 

"1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 2 For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still, 3 Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain. 4 And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children's of Israel. 5 And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land." (Exodus 9:1-5)

 

To see how "murrain" actually relates to the flesh-eating bacteria in Georgia, we must first consider the spiritual meaning behind the 5th plague.

 

Some years ago, the Lord spoke into my heart and made me understand that each of the 10 plagues of Egypt corresponds to a specific pair of evil spirits. When looking for these pairs, the Lord made me understand that, out of the 7 evil spirits, I had to focus on the 5 that are directly related to the 5 ministries of Ephesians 4:11. As we have shared before, the 7 evil spirits delineated in Deuteronomy 7:1-2 are comprised of 2 "village" spirits (the Perizzites and the Hivites) and 5 spirits that result from distortions of each of the 5 ministerial endowments:

  1. Jebusites, apostles gone bad

  2. Hittites, prophets gone bad

  3. Amorites, evangelists gone bad

  4. Canaanites, pastors gone bad

  5. Girgashites, teachers gone bad

These 5 evil spirits can be paired in exactly 10 different ways, and each pair can be "mapped" to one of the 10 plagues of Egypt. If the Lord (and this generation) allows it, we will post words in future on each of the 10 plagues and how they map to each pair of evil spirits. For now, however, we will share on the 5th plague and the 2 evil spirits it is directly related to.

 

The key to recognising one of the evil spirits directly linked to the 5th plague lies in verse 3 above. The word "field" in the phrase "upon thy cattle which is in the field" was translated from the Hebrew word sadeh, which is often used to refer to cultivated land. Therefore, it has a connotation of field labour and strenuous work. Thus, it is no coincidence that its first appearance in Exodus is in verse 14 of the following passage, translated as "field":

 

"13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: 14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour." (Exodus 1:13-14)

[The words "serve" and "service" in these verses were slightly mistranslated from the Hebrew words abad and abodah, whose better translation is "labour" or "work".]

 

The word sadeh is also used to refer to "dry land" as opposed to the "sea", as shown by its second appearance in Exodus, translated as "fields" in the following verse:

 

"And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields" (Exodus 8:13)

 

As you may recall, the frogs had been brought forth from the "streams", the "rivers", and the "ponds" and onto the land of Egypt (Exodus 8:5). Therefore, the verse above emphasises their death on dry land after having been drawn out from bodies of water. From all of this, we can conclude that, in a negative sense, there is a strong connection between sadeh and the Girgashite spirit since, as we have shared before, the Girgashite spirit is one of spiritual "dryness" that is too bound to the "safety" of earthly traditions to ever venture out into the prophetic waters of the Spirit. Girgashites relish the security of established procedures and the easily visible, and they are very averse to risk-taking, making them the ultimate "landlubbers". In other words, if a Girgashite is forced to choose between sadeh and "waters", the Girgashite will always choose sadeh. This connection between sadeh and the Girgashite spirit is further emphasised by sadeh's link to strenuous work, given that Girgashites are workaholics by nature.

 

The word sadeh is also used at times to refer to "plains", as opposed to "mountains", as shown by the following verses, where sadeh is translated as "field":

 

"I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine" (Psalm 50:11)

 

"Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest" (Micah 3:12)

 

This certifies the connection to the Girgashite spirit, for, as we have shared before, Girgashites rejoice in "flat" understanding. They care more about quantity than quality, meaning that they would rather accumulate a large amount of shallow information than acquire a small amount of very deep and transcendental truth.

 

The connection between sadeh ("field") and the Girgashite spirit is emphasised by the way it is used in the Exodus passages related to the plagues. Interestingly enough, sadeh is used in reference to 4 of the 10 plagues:

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In the 2nd plague, it is used to refer to the frogs that died in the fields (Exodus 8:13)

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In the 5th plague, it is used to refer to the murrain that would strike the Egyptian cattle in general (Exodus 9:3)

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In the 7th plague, the Lord warns the people of Israel that any servants or cattle left out in the field would be killed by the hail (Exodus 9:19, 21-22, 25)

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In the 8th plague, it is used to describe how the locusts would devour everything growing in the fields (Exodus 10:5)

Notice, therefore, that, in the 2nd plague, sadeh is used to describe animals dying in the field, and that, in the 8th plague, it is used to describe plants eaten in the field. Thus, only the 5th and 7th plagues use sadeh to refer to animals dwelling in the field. The 7th plague, however, allowed "field dwellers" to avoid the plague if they heeded the warning and took cover first. Hence, only the 5th plague targeted living beings "just because" they were "sadeh dwellers" (and "Egyptian"). All of this reaffirms the fact that the 5th plague is related to the Girgashite spirit, for the name "Girgashite" literally means "clay dweller", i.e.- someone who abides in earthliness. This is "murrain spirit" number 1.

 

Murrain 2

Just as the word "field" (sadeh) in Exodus 9:3 is key to discerning the first evil spirit associated to the 5th plague, the key to discerning the second evil spirit lies in the word "sever" in Exodus 9:4:

 

"And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children's of Israel" (Exodus 9:4)

 

The word "sever" was translated from the Hebrew word palah, which literally means "to be distinct, to be separated, to be marked out". Therefore, it has the connotation of showing favour to one group of people over another. The concept of distinguishing between people and showing favour to some over others can be associated to several evil spirits, at least when the "distinguishing" being done is not grounded on righteous principles. The evil spirit involved in the distinguishing, however, depends on the type of "distinguishing" being done. For example, when the "distinguishing" is based on external, visible parameters (i.e.- when some people are considered better than others solely on superficial parameters), the evil spirit involved is the Girgashite spirit. When the "distinguishing" is based on the belief that there are certain people who are inherently great and certain people who are inherently inferior (i.e.- when some people are idolised for possessing Amorite qualities and others are belittled for not being Amorite), the evil spirit involved is the Jebusite spirit. However, the evil spirit subtly being referred to in Exodus 9:4 is a different spirit that can be inferred when we consider how the Holy Spirit uses the word palah in other passages of Scripture.

 

Despite the fact that you would expect palah to be a very common word throughout Scripture, it only appears a total of 7 times in 7 different verses. It is used 4 times in Exodus and 3 times in the book of Psalms. Interestingly enough, out of the 4 times it is used in Exodus, it is used 3 times in direct connection with plagues (in connection with the 4th plague in Exodus 8:22, the 5th plague in Exodus 9:4, and the 10th plague in Exodus 11:7). Its 3rd appearance in Scripture reveals a spirit that can be strongly linked to it:

 

"But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel" (Exodus 11:7)

[The phrase "put a difference" was translated from palah]

 

Notice how the Lord, for some "unusual" reason, chooses to make a reference to dogs in the passage above, even when the surrounding context (the description of the 10th plague that killed the firstborn of Egypt) does not seem to be related to dogs at all. As we have shared before, "dogs", when referred to in a negative sense, are a figure of the Canaanite spirit. Therefore, the Lord is saying in the passage above that no Canaanite would be able to lash out against any of the sons of Israel as the Lord showed His "preference" for Israel over the Egyptians. This subtly reveals another type of "unrighteous distinguishing", the one done by Canaanites.

 

As we have shared before, Canaanites are promoters of soul communion that supersedes the Spirit, and they are prone to showing favouritism based on soulish, emotional parameters that emphasise "soul bonds" over spiritual judgements. For example, a Canaanite mother will be prone to minimising and rationalising her son's misdeeds against others, even when she would be ruthlessly critical if the same misdeeds had been done by somebody else's son against hers. Canaanites emphasise group loyalty over truth, and they are willing to "adjust" their judgements based on how much (or how little) their souls identify on an emotional level with the person being judged. Therefore, we can say that Canaanite "distinguishing" consists of favouritism based on emotional, soulish parameters. These parameters are generally disdainful of the righteous, especially because the righteous "emanate" God's judgements wherever they go, and Canaanites abhor God's judgements, considering them "cruel and unusual". This is why God's revenge against Egypt involves Him showing "favouritism" towards Israel whilst at the same time protecting them from the prejudicial attacks of Canaanite dogs who constantly favour the unrighteous and disdain the righteous.

 

This subtle connection between palah favouritism and the Canaanite spirit is strengthened by the fact that the Lord applies it to the cattle of the Israelites versus the cattle of the Egyptians in Exodus 9:4. In this context, the "cattle" points to a group of animals that belong to a specific individual, which points to the identification and attachment that usually forms between a shepherd (i.e.- a pastor) and his sheep. As we have shared before, Canaanites are pastors gone bad. Therefore, we can say that the righteous pastor Jehovah is showing palah favouritism for the flocks of His people in the same way that the Canaanite pastors of Egypt would show favouritism towards their own flocks. In each of the 10 plagues, the Lord does to Egypt in the visible realm what the corresponding evil spirits have been doing to and through them in the invisible realm. In other words, each plague was intended to evidence the spiritual destruction experienced by the Egyptians as they embraced each of the corresponding evil spirits in their hearts.

 

The connection between palah and the Canaanite spirit in Exodus 9:4 is emphasised by the fact that the creatures being "palah-ed" (distinguished) are animals. As we have shared before, animals are souls without a spirit, and humans are spirits that possess a soul. Therefore the "cattle" in Exodus 9:4 refers to the souls possessed by both the Egyptians and the Israelites. Thus, we can safely assert that the "distinguishing" of Exodus 9:4 has a very strong "soul" connotation. It is not a "Girgashite distinguishing" based on superficial parameters, and it is not a "Jebusite distinguishing" based on the inherent greatness of one group of people over another. Instead, it is a distinguishing that focuses on identification with souls (represented by the "cattle"). In a negative sense, this type of "distinguishing" degenerates into Canaanite bias, and, in a positive sense, it reflects the identification that the Lord God has with the souls that love Him and seek after His righteousness and judgements.

 

In conclusion, we can say that the second evil spirit associated to the 5th plague is the Canaanite spirit. This is "murrain spirit" number 2.

 

Murrain 3

Even though the Canaanite and the Girgashite spirits are the 2 main spirits being "featured" by God in the 5th plague, there is a third spirit "lurking in the background" that is worth mentioning. As indicated on libraryindex.com, it is strongly believed that the murrain of Exodus 9 was actually anthrax, an animal disease that has caused terror amongst people over many, many centuries due to how quickly it could devastate entire herds. Some believe that the mortal nature of the anthrax bacillus is due to its tendency to "devour" the oxygen in the infected animal's blood. Others believe that it is because the enormous amount of anthrax bacilli blocks multiple minute blood vessels, especially in the lungs, thus inducing asphyxiation. Either way, anthrax's mortality is related to "drowning", which, as we have studied before, points directly to the Girgashite spirit.

 

The anthrax bacilli can be highly contagious, to the point that even humans who handle diseased animals (or even their flesh, skin, hair, or wool) are prone to suffering the same symptoms as the infected animals and dying from the disease. As we have shared before, contagion points directly to the Canaanite spirit. Hence, anthrax's behaviour exhibits the 2 main spirits behind the murrain plague.

 

When anthrax initiates its attack, healthy and robust animals in the herd are suddenly struck down whilst grazing in the field, as if someone had literally shot them down. This points to the swift and invisible nature of the disease, which, in turn, points to the Hittite spirit. Since the Hittite spirit is one of "terror", it is not surprising that anthrax tended to terrorise people whenever it made its appearance. It is no coincidence, either, that anthrax featured prominently during the days following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in America.

 

Based on all of the above, we can say that the "murrain" of the 5th plague was a Canaanite-Girgashite agent "gone Hittite". As we have shared before, Korah, the nemesis of the green-horse rider, is a Canaanite-Girgashite gone Hittite. Therefore, we can say that the 5th plague is a manifestation of the massive destruction that happens to a group of people, or to a society, when they let the Korah spirit loose. This explains the adjectives that the Lord uses to describe the murrain in Exodus 9:3: "very" and "grievous".

 

The word "grievous" in the phrase "very grievous murrain" of Exodus 9:3 was mistranslated from the Hebrew word kabed, which literally means "heavy", and is the word from which kabowd, the Hebrew word for "glory", is derived. As we have studied before, whenever Korah makes its presence, a certain "tarnished glory" begins to permeate the atmosphere. Even though this glory "feels good" at the beginning, it is very destructive of everything that comes under it. This explains why korah obama's regime in America has led to a government that is viciously weighing the American people and its economy down. After you get past the initial "tingle up your leg" of a coming "Nirvana", and after the 5th Dimension's "Age of Aquarius" stops playing in your head, all that is left is an oppressive atmosphere of Canaanite irrationality and Girgashite stubbornness that envelops everything in a heavy cloud of Hittite emptiness.

 

The word "very" in the phrase "very grievous murrain" of Exodus 9:3 was translated from the Hebrew word me'od, which is derived from a word meaning "to rake together". Therefore, it has the connotation of a stream that increases in speed as it concentrates into a narrower channel. Interestingly enough, me'od is the word used by the Holy Spirit when describing the Canaanite perverts who pressed into Lot's narrow door in an effort to rape his judgement-laden visitors:

 

"And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door." (Genesis 19:9)

[The word "sore" was translated from me'od]

 

Therefore, we can say that any place where "anthrax Korah" is allowed to run loose, an atmosphere of intense "narrow-channel" Canaanite pressure is exerted on the entire society, especially on those who dare to pronounce judgements against the spreading Canaanite unrighteousness. This explains why the little animal korah obama is so intense and vicious in its pursuit of those who dare to oppose it. Cursed is babi obama and anyone who supports it.

 

Besides the "heavy" and "torrential" pressure that envelops any place where Korah is running rampant, another, even sadder consequence ensues: the eternal cutting off of people's callings and an utter destruction of their eternal inheritance, as shown by the fact that Korah and its followers were swallowed up and immediately sent to Sheol (Numbers 16:32-33). Therefore, it is no "coincidence" that the Hebrew word translated as "murrain" in Exodus 9:3, deber, also appears 12 verses later, in verse 15, translated as "pestilence":

 

"For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth" (Exodus 9:15)

 

Notice how the Lord associates the word deber to being "cut off". This association is further emphasised in verse 12 of the following passage, where the word deber is again translated as "pestilence":

 

"6 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes: 7 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land. 8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. 9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not. 10 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel. 11 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them? 12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they." (Numbers 14:6-12)

 

The Lord had already spoken the words in verse 12 to Moses some time earlier, at the mountaintop (Exodus 32:9-10), but, both times, Moses refused to heed God's word, choosing to defend the unrighteous people of Israel than allow God to birth a new spiritual nation from within him. Notice how verse 12 associates deber ("pestilence") with people who are "disinherited", which speaks of people who are cut off from their promise and from the fulfilment of their calling. All of this emphasises the connection between deber and Korah, certifying the 5th plague's connection to the Canaanite, Girgashite, and Hittite spirits.

 

Murrain 4

Notice also how the passage of Numbers 14:6-12 above speaks of God's glory (kabowd) appearing in the tabernacle just as the congregation was about to stone Joshua and Caleb to death. This was required to dispel the stench of Korah "glory" that permeated the atmosphere at that moment. When Korah's "grievous" (i.e.- kabed) "murrain" (deber) runs rampant, it works to cut off the righteous of God and prevent them reaching the promise (for, had Joshua and Caleb died that day, they would not have entered the Promised Land as they eventually did). This is why the Korah "glory" must be countered with the true glory of God. Just as the Korah "glory" comes with a "murrain" (deber) that aims to cut off the righteous, the glory of God comes with a "murrain" (or "pestilence", i.e.- deber) of His own to cut off the unrighteous. It is up to man to decide which glory he prefers. Unfortunately, Moses chose not to side with God's glory and "murrain", which eventually led to him being cut off from the Promised Land, just like the Korah-infested people that he chose to defend both times that he was given a chance, and just as David did when he spared Saul's life twice, which sowed the seeds for much heartache down the road (2 Samuel 13-18). Therefore, it is no coincidence that, when David is finally forced to confront the Jebusite demons that led to him sparing Saul's life, deber "murrain" surfaces again:

 

"11 For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying, 12 Go and say unto David, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee. 13 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days' pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me. 14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man. 15 So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men. 16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite. 17 And David spake unto the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father's house. 18 And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite. 19 And David, according to the saying of Gad, went up as the LORD commanded. 20 And Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him: and Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king on his face upon the ground. 21 And Araunah said, Wherefore is my lord the king come to his servant? And David said, To buy the threshingfloor of thee, to build an altar unto the LORD, that the plague may be stayed from the people. 22 And Araunah said unto David, Let my lord the king take and offer up what seemeth good unto him: behold, here be oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing instruments and other instruments of the oxen for wood. 23 All these things did Araunah, as a king, give unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king, The LORD thy God accept thee. 24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. 25 And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel." (2 Samuel 24:11-25)

 

The words "pestilence" in verses 13 and 15 were translated from the word deber. As we have shared before, David's sacrifice at Araunah's threshing floor was the act that finally ended the Jebusite stronghold that had been in his heart for most of his life. Therefore, we can see how the Lord is establishing a subtle connection to a 4th evil spirit, the Jebusite spirit. Thus, it is no coincidence that the Jebusite spirit is Korah's "undercurrent" spirit, as we have studied before. This further confirms the connection between Korah and the 5th plague, given that it points to all 4 of Korah's "main" evil spirits:

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It very directly points to Korah's primary spirit, the Canaanite spirit, through the word palah in Exodus 9:4

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It very directly points to Korah's secondary spirit, the Girgashite spirit, through the word sadeh in Exodus 9:3

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It silently points to Korah's inclination spirit, the Hittite spirit, through the behaviour of the literal anthrax disease that ravaged through the Egyptian cattle

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It very subtly points to Korah's undercurrent spirit, the Jebusite spirit, through the word deber in Exodus 9:15 Numbers 14:6-12, and 2 Samuel 24:11-25.

 

Murrain 5

As you may have noticed, the Lord lists 5 groups of animals in Exodus 9:3 when detailing the animals that would be struck by the murrain:

  1. Horses

  2. Asses

  3. Camels

  4. "Oxen"

  5. Sheep

 

In Exodus 9:3, the Lord also mentions that "His hand" would be upon these animals, which clearly points to the 5 ministerial endowments of Ephesians 4:11, since the "hand" is often a figure of "ministering" (i.e.- serving or helping), and the hand has 5 fingers. The Lord, therefore, is pointing to the spiritual degradation that ministerial endowments go through as the Korah spirit runs loose and carries out its spiritual destruction. The question then becomes, "What ministry is associated with each of the 5 groups?". To answer this, we must consider the spiritual nature of each animal:

 

  1. Horse

    Horses are beautiful animals that exude much natural grace, and, who at the same time, are strong fierce warriors, for which reason they were used so frequently in warfare.

     

    "19 Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? 20 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible. 21 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men. 22 He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. 23 The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. 24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. 25 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting." (Job 39:19-25)

     

    Therefore, the horse points to the evangelistic ministry, since evangelists are strong, conquering warriors who win souls over by exuding much natural grace.

     

  2. Ass

    As we have shared before, a study of the ass in Scripture reveals its strong connection to the prophetic endowment.

     

  3. Camel

    Camels are animals of endurance who can travel through difficult deserts. As we have shared before, deserts are a figure of purifying judgements. Hence, we can safely conclude that camels point to the apostolic endowment, since it is the one most directly related to judgements and to long-term endurance.

     

  4. Ox

    When studying the 4 spiritual faces of Ezekiel 1:10, we shared that the Ox Face points to the evangelistic endowment because of its strength. However, the word for "ox" in Ezekiel 1:10 was translated from the Hebrew word showr, which is the more appropriate word for "bull". By contrast, the word "oxen" in Exodus 9:3 was translated from the Hebrew word baqar, which has a more generic and "weaker" connotation than showr. Whereas showr is derived from a verb (shuwr) meaning "to travel, journey", baqar is derived from an almost identical verb (baqar) meaning "to seek, to enquire, consider"; this illustrates the more "proactive" or "projective" nature of showr, as opposed to the more "passive" or "sedentary" nature of baqar, meaning that baqar is more of a "female" word when compared to the more "male" showr.

     

    The verb baqar appears 7 times in 7 verses of Scripture. Interestingly enough, in its first 2 appearances, it is used to refer to a priest "inspecting" either a person's skin or a sacrificial animal (Leviticus 13:36, Leviticus 27:33). The act of "inspecting" points to 2 different ministries; on the one hand, it can point to the apostolic ministry of wisdom and judgements (as we have shared before), but, in a more direct sense, it points to the teacher ministry, which, as we have shared before, is related to God's Spirit of Perfection. In other words, teachers are "inspectors" who are constantly testing things and people to determine whether they are complete (i.e.- "perfected"). At its core, "inspection" requires detail-oriented people of a "teacher" persuasion who have been imbued with apostolic wisdom and who apply it to evaluate the "completeness" or "incompleteness" (i.e.- "perfection" or "imperfection") of people or things. Therefore, in the context of Exodus 9:3, we can safely say that the noun baqar (translated as "oxen") points to the "female" ministry of teacher, since baqar is more of a "female" word than showr and since the apostolic ministry is a "male" ministry.

     

    As a parenthesis, the verb baqar's connection to both the teacher and the apostle ministries means that it is spiritually related to the red horse of the Apocalypse, since red-horse riders are "teacher-apostles". In other words, red-horse riders come to inspect the matriarchal Church and expose her incompleteness in the light of God's wisdom from above, even when she seems "complete" when viewed from the perspective of man's earthly "wisdom" (James 3:13-16).

     

  5. Sheep

    As can be easily discerned, the "sheep" in Exodus 9:3 clearly point to the pastoral endowment, since the word for "pastor" is the same as the word for "shepherd" in both Hebrew and Greek.

 

From the above, we can convert the list of animal groups in Exodus 9:3 into the following:

  1. Evangelists

  2. Prophets

  3. Apostles

  4. Teachers

  5. Pastors

 

The order in which the ministries are attacked by the "murrain" of Korah reflect the ministries that the disease is intended to maim and corrupt the most. Notice how the 3 "male" ministries appear first, with the "strongest" ministry first and the other "grace" ministry second. This is a figure of how the "murrain" of Korah goes after the "male" ministries to weaken and deteriorate them. Notice also how the last ministry on the list is the "pastoral" ministry, which is a figure of how, after the "male" ministries have been decimated, a deteriorated version of the pastoral ministry is the "last one standing", with the other "female" ministry of teacher close behind. The fact that Korah's "murrain" attacks the 2 "grace ministries" (evangelist and prophet) indicates how the soul-matriarchy thrust of Korah comes to destroy all manifestation of "autonomous grace" in believers, reducing them to "spiritually graceless" sheep whose only "grace" and spiritual identity is derived from their pastoral "covering". When not operating as dependent "sheep", those under Korah's control operate as "automated", Girgashite "oxen" who work hard in the sadeh field to keep Korah's queendom "running smoothly", at least to the untrained, natural eye. It is important for Korah to go after the apostolic endowment after destroying any sense of "autonomous grace", because it knows that the apostolic endowment begets righteous judgements that put a spotlight on Korah's blatant baldness. As Korah's murrain courses through the apostolic camels, it replaces any vestige of God's judgement system with the irrational, arbitrary, and inconsistent judgement system of Korah, a system that constantly tailors laws and facts to make them "produce" the results desired by the soul. This replacement is what the Korah serpent convinced man to do in the garden of Eden, and it is a replacement that Korah endeavours to preserve and solidify until the bitter end.

 

There is much more to say regarding this word, but we will do so in a future posting, God willing...