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Prophetic word for today

Georgia (Part 4)

First posted: October 13, 2012

E-mailed: May 17, 2012

Word received by: Tracey

 

This is a continuation of a prophetic word posted earlier ...

 

Click here to view the original text of the prophetic word sent to us on 17 May 2012.

 

Our comments

 

2 sides opposed to each other and to God

As we saw before, Aimee Copeland's disease represents believers stuck in the black-horse stage who emphasise grace and who believe that you can use "brute grace" to conquer the Land and fulfil the Promise. By contrast, Lana Kuykendall's disease represents believers stuck in the black-horse stage who try to conquer the Promised Land through red-horse techniques, all the while rejecting the purely prophetic and "replacing" it with a sacrificial form of the pastoral endowment. Whereas the Aimee Copeland (A.C.) group leans towards left-handed grace, the Lana Kuykendall (L.K.) group leans towards right-handed legalism. Whereas the A.C. group leans towards brazen and reckless expansion, the L.K. group leans towards monastic isolation that tries to annex as much neighbouring territory as possible into its island kingdom. Because of their diametrically opposed perspectives, they tend to oppose each other with great fervour. It is ironic, therefore, that, opposed to each other as they are, they are ultimately joint allies of satan in keeping God's people out of the Promised Land.

 

These opposing perspectives on how to expand the Kingdom are represented in the 2 major evangelistic trends that have dominated the Church since the 20th century: "fundamentalism" and "neo-evangelicalism". As indicated on wikipedia.org, evangelist Billy Graham briefly attended Bob Jones College and was even awarded an honorary degree by the college in 1948. Apparently, Bob Jones took the younger evangelist Billy Graham under his wings in the 1940s. In the decade that followed, however, a split between the two began to develop, a split that culminated in 1957 when Billy Graham "went ecumenical" on Bob Jones as he sought a broad denominational "coalition" to support his New York Crusade. Billy Graham was willing to compromise his principles so as to "win more souls for the Lord", which, as we have studied before, is typical of the "pastoral evangelism" spirit that has contaminated the Church for centuries. As this rift between Graham and Jones grew, Graham's evangelistic ministry became more and more prominent and Jones' evangelism became more and more limited. Whereas the "neo-evangelical" Graham was willing to tolerate anything that had the name of Christ taped to it, the "rigid fundamentalist" Jones became enclosed in recalcitrant intolerance, as shown by his insistence on upholding racism against black believers who had the name of Christ engraved on their hearts.

 

Based on the above, we can conclude that Aimee Copeland (or Billy Graham) and Lana Kuykendall (or Bob Jones) point to the 2 groups delineated by the Lord in the following passage:

 

"23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you before. 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together." (Matthew 24:23-28)

 

As we have studied before, those who say, "He is in the desert" (v26) are those who believe that the Kingdom of God will be manifested through "islands of ascetic purity" where people can hide and "quarantine themselves" from the real world. By contrast, those who say, "He is in the secret chambers" (v26) are those who believe that the Kingdom of God will be manifested through "oases of blessings" that emphasise hypocritical inclusion of all and "grace experiences" with God. Ironically, both sides try to forge the "coming of the Son of Man" (v27), i.e.- the expansion of God's Kingdom, through isolation. Whereas one side promotes a right-handed isolation of monastic limitation, the other side promotes a left-handed isolation of all-tolerant grace. The reason for their "expansion through isolation" derives from their inability to understand both the nature and scope of God's Kingdom. This understanding is kept from them because it can only be perceived from the fractal and all-transcending perspective of the green horse.

 

Spiritually, these 2 groups of believers also correlate with the 2 kingdoms that the Israelites were divided into. The group represented by Lana Kuykendall corresponds to the southern kingdom of Judah, whose people tended to be more faithful in following the religious orthodoxy. By contrast, the group represented by Aimee Copeland corresponds to the northern kingdom of "Israel" or "Samaria", whose people were less "orthodox" in their faith but more prophetically inclined; as you may recall, the most "famous" and "emblematic" prophets of the so-called "Old Testament", Elijah and Elisha, were both from the northern kingdom.

 

Bamboo-zled believers

In her email, sister Tracey speaks of 2 bamboo "groups", which she saw on consecutive days as she walked through and interceded for her neighbourhood in Winder, Georgia. The first "group" was a patch of bamboo in the front of someone's yard, which, according to sister Tracey, looked as if "it had sprung up out of nowhere"; this points to the prophetic endowment since, as we have shared before, that is the endowment most directly related to "randomness". As indicated by sister Tracey, this patch's stalks were clearly "fresh shoots" due to their "greenness", which once again points to prophetic life and hope. The fact that sister Tracey describes some stalks as being "taller and thicker" than others (despite the fact that they were all tall and thick) emphasises the stalks "non-uniformity" and "diversity", which points to uniqueness and non-conformity, which in turn points once again to the prophetic endowment; as we have said before, the prophetic endowment emphasises each individual's uniqueness, as well as promoting a tendency to rebel against established paradigms.

 

The stalks were also tall, being at least 6.5 to 7 feet tall, and they were clearly thick and strong, all of which points to evangelistic grace since, as we have shared before, it is the endowment most directly related to tallness and strength. The stalks were "all surrounding a large oak tree", which once again emphasises their connection to the evangelistic endowment, given that the oak speaks of tallness and strength (Amos 2:9). Hence, this bamboo group clearly points to Aimee Copeland since, as we studied before, her case is related to the evangelistic horses and prophetic asses of Exodus 9:3. Thus, the fact that the stalks were surrounding the oak tree points to how the "secret chambers", "Creflo-Dollar" believers represented by Aimee Copeland are constantly seeking out evangelistic grace in order to possess more and more natural blessings, constantly wandering from place to place in search of the next "oasis", the next "enclosed circle of grace and blessings". Ironically, the stalks surrounding the oak tree also bear out a sad fact about these believers. Strong and tall as they may seem, these bamboo stalks remain little more than "glorified grass" (given that bamboo is part of the "true grass" family Poaceae, as indicated on wikipedia.org). In a negative sense, grass speaks of things that are here today and burned tomorrow (Luke 12:28), which in turn points to the Girgashite spirit of temporality. As we have shared before, the believers represented by Aimee Copeland are believers who become stuck in the black-horse stage and who, in the process, end up contaminated by the spirit of Balaam, the very spirit they were supposed to oppose. As we have shared before, Balaam prompts believers to use prophetic and evangelistic grace for temporal, Girgashite ends. Hence, the apparent tallness and strength exhibited by these believers is actually shortness and weakness in God's eyes, which is evidenced when you compare the "tall" and "strong" stalks to the truly tall and strong oak they were surrounding. These believers cannot see the forest for the trees.

 

In stark contrast to the first "group", the second bamboo "group" encountered by sister Tracey the next day was a row of bamboo growing on the side of the road, on a small street that passed through an old residential area. The "row" formation speaks of right-handed discipline and order; the "small street" speaks of an environment of limitation, and the "oldness" of the residential area speaks of people stuck in old, legalistic traditions. Therefore, this bamboo "group" clearly points to Lana Kuykendall and to the "Bob-Jones-style" believers who rely on the right-handed teacher-apostle techniques of the red horse to expand the Kingdom. Because of their unrighteous bent to the right, they unwittingly corner themselves into "small streets". This is the reason why the bamboo stalks acted as a "fence" to the yard that was behind them. As these believers isolate themselves in these monastic deserts devoid of abundant prophetic waters, they become susceptible to the contaminations of Cain; thus, they end up regressing into old "residential areas" dominated by repressive traditions of the past. These believers are by no means your typical "followers of Cain". Just like the row of bamboo encountered by sister Tracey, they are peculiar, out-of-the-ordinary believers with unusual insights and wisdom who stand out in plain sight. As former red-horse riders, they are believers who have broken out of Cain's hold and have galloped into the black-horse wilderness, so it is sad that, in their black-horse stagnation, they end up regressing to much of the "oldness" and many of the sad limitations of Cain's legalism, overcompensating as they flee the contamination of Balaam the wanderer.

 

Languishing old vs. perishing young

As described by sister Tracey, the first bamboo "group" was laden with a certain "freshness" or "newness", even if that "newness" was born in great part from immaturity. By contrast, the second "group" was surrounded by "oldness". As we shared above, the first "group" mirrors the spiritual characteristics of the "Aimee Copeland" believers, and the second "group" mirrors the characteristics of the "Lana Kuykendall" believers. It is no coincidence, therefore, that Aimee Copeland is younger than Lana Kuykendall (half her age younger than Mrs. Kuykendall at the time of their infections). Whereas Aimee Copeland's biography prior to her infection is one of a young lady filled with life and adventure, Lana Kuykendall's was one of a more mature woman who had settled into the conventions of married life and motherhood.

 

As indicated on the news, Aimee Copeland was quickly devastated by the flesh-eating disease, quickly losing many limb parts. By contrast, Lana Kuykendall was spared amputation but had to go through a great number of gruelling surgeries. Hence, we can say that Aimee Copeland's body parts unfortunately went through a quick "destruction" or "annihilation", whereas Lana Kuykendall's body languished through prolonged sickness and suffering. Hence, we can glean that the "Aimee Copeland" believers are prone to sudden destruction in their youth, whereas the "Lana Kuykendall" believers are prone to a slow, languishing death in oldness. Therefore, these 2 groups of "bamboo(zled)" believers point to the following passage:

 

"1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. 2 And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there. 3 And Elimelech Naomi's husband died; and she was left, and her two sons. 4 And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years. 5 And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband. 6 Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the LORD had visited his people in giving them bread. 7 Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah." (Ruth 1:1-7)

 

Notice that the passage above speaks of a time of famine in the land of Israel. This correlates with the black horse of the Apocalypse, for, as we have studied before, the black horse is a "horse of famine". The fact that Elimelech and Naomi left Israel also correlates with the black horse, since believers become "black-horse riders" when they heed God's red-horse shout and gallop out into the black-horse wilderness. As they do, they start launching invisible judgements into the Church they left behind, which correlates with the fact that the black cloud of famine hovered over Israel as Elimelech and Naomi remained out in the land of Moab.

 

As indicated in verse 2 above, Elimelech and Naomi left for Moab with their 2 sons, Mahlon and Chilion. The name "Mahlon" literally means "sick", and is derived from the verb chalah meaning "to become weak, sick". Hence, the name "Mahlon" has the connotation of "languishing". On the other hand, the name "Chilion" literally means "pining" or "wasting away", and is derived from the word killayown meaning "completion, destruction, annihilation". Therefore, "Mahlon" speaks of a slow, languishing death, and "Chilion" speaks of "sudden, complete death". Hence, in a positive sense, "Mahlon" points to the apostolic endowment, since apostles are called to endure through long persecution in desert conditions, and "Chilion" points to the prophetic endowment, since prophets are called to lay down their lives in sacrificial death (Luke 11:49). This means that Mahlon and Chilion point to a combination of the apostolic and prophetic endowments, which once again correlates with the black horse, since black-horse riders are called to be apostle-prophets, launching invisible prophetic arrows of apostolic judgement into the Church they left behind.

 

Notice, however, how the Lord indicates at the end of verse 2 above that Elimelech, Naomi and their 2 sons "continued there", in the land of Moab. The word "continued" was translated from the Hebrew verb hayah, which literally means "to be". This is the verb, for example, used by the Holy Spirit in Genesis 1:3 in the command, "Let there be light", and in Genesis 2:18 in the statement, "It is not good that man be alone". In other words, it has an "existential" connotation, as well as the connotation of existing in a certain state. Therefore, when the Lord declares that Elimelech and the others "continued there", He is pointing out that they simply "lingered there", meaning that they failed to see a "next step" in their walk. They had entered into an auto-pilot state of existence, without discerning that God was calling them to eventually progress into a new stage because Moab was not the final stage of their walk. This points to believers who grow too "comfortable" in the black-horse stage and who think that they need to walk no further to conquer the Promise. The name "Elimelech" literally means "my God is King". Therefore, we can say that Mahlon and Chilion point to believers who are intent on expanding God's Kingdom, but with a mindset that refuses to leave the black-horse stage.

 

Based on what we have shared so far, we can safely say that Lana Kuykendall correlates with "Mahlon the apostolic languisher" and that Aimee Copeland correlates with "prophetic-destruction Chilion", especially because of how the flesh-eating disease affected each of them. Hence, we can infer that, when believers become stuck in the black-horse stage, a strange "split" begins to happen. On the one hand, there will be a tendency for the black horse's "prophetic" element to be recklessly dominated by "evangelistic" grace, without the right-handed restraint brought about by apostolic judgements and teacher doctrine; this is when the prophetic becomes a victim of Chilion death. On the other hand, there will be a tendency for the black horse's "apostolic" element to be unduly restrained by Girgashite teacher paradigms that replace the prophetic with a more "sacrificial" form of the pastoral endowment; this is when the apostolic becomes a victim of Mahlon demise. "BHS" (i.e.- "Black-Horse Stuck") believers will choose one of these conflictive options depending on whether they lean towards left-handed "grace" or towards right-handed "propriety". As much as one side can (rightfully) criticise the other, both fail to realise that they are both fundamentally off-course from God's Kingdom plan. As we have shared before, Moab is spiritually related to people who are never willing to admit that they have made a mistake, no matter how simply and fundamentally evident the mistake is. Therefore, it is no coincidence that Mahlon and Chilion died by overstaying in Moab.

 

As shown by Ruth 1:1-7, when a believer overstays his or her time in the black-horse stage, the apostolic anointing of Mahlon and the prophetic anointing of Chilion start turning in on them. In other words, both the apostolic gun of "Mahlon languishing" and the prophetic rifle of "Chilion destruction" that the believer was using to shoot at God's enemies will be turned around and start shooting back at him or her. That is when the believer starts languishing away and his or her eternal calling begins to suffer irreversible destruction.

 

In short, we can say that, through the bamboo groups that God showed sister Tracey, He was illustrating what the believers represented by Aimee Copeland and Lana Kuykendall look like spiritually. Like the tall, young, and spontaneous bamboo patch, the "Aimee Copeland" believers appear to be evangelistically strong and prophetically spontaneous, but their tall "strength" and sprightful "spontaneity" is nothing but the strength and spontaneity of "grass in disguise" that is here today and gone tomorrow;, as such, they are susceptible to sudden Chilion devastation. By contrast, the "Lana Kuykendall" believers, like the backyard-fencing bamboo row, appear to be properly aligned to "sound" teacher doctrine and righteous apostolic laws, but their "law and order" is not one that expands God's Kingship across the Earth. Instead, it severely limits believers, enclosing them in backyards of spiritual dryness, monotony, and staleness. They may try to compensate this dryness by providing some pastoral grass of above-the-ordinary quality, but what little grass they may be able to provide only serves to confuse those who may be close to discerning the stagnation that surrounds them.

 

Tribal issues

It is interesting to consider that, even though sister Tracey saw the "spontaneous" bamboo patch first, she felt led to mention the bamboo row first, as if the dull bamboo row had overshadowed the more graceful patch. There is a spiritual reason for this. As we shared above, the bamboo row correlates with the southern kingdom of Judah, whilst the bamboo patch correlates with the northern kingdom of Israel (or "Samaria"). As you may know, the southern kingdom of Judah was essentially comprised of 2 tribes, the tribe of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin, whilst the northern kingdom of Israel was comprised of the other 10 tribes (1 Kings 11:31). After the northern kingdom was crushed by the Assyrians, its people were taken captive and forcibly exiled to the land of Assyria (Amos 7:16-17, 2 Kings 15:29, 2 Kings 16:9, 2 Kings 17:6). After their demise, the Bible seems not to mention them any longer in a significant way, which has led many to call them the "10 lost tribes of Israel". If you search the Internet, you will find many theories as to what really happened to these tribes. Some argue that these tribes blended in with various specific nations, and some are even convinced that the British and the Nordics are biological descendants of some of these lost Israelite tribes. A few others angrily denounce these theories, stating that these tribes did indeed return to the land of Canaan, and they cite various passages in Ezra and Nehemiah (Ezra 6:17, Ezra 6:21, Ezra 8:35, Ezra 10:25, Ezra 2:2, Nehemiah 7:7, Nehemiah 11:20), that seem to indicate that all 12 tribes returned from exile. Regardless of what you may think, one thing that cannot be denied is that, after the exile, the 10 tribes of the north lost most of their "relevance" and became overshadowed by the tribe of Judah and, to a lesser extent, by the other "southern" tribe, the tribe of Benjamin. This can be discerned, for example, from the fact that the Holy Spirit makes no effort to identify the tribe that each of the 12 "original" apostles belonged to. In fact, it can even be argued that many of the tribes were not "ancestrally" represented in the 12 apostles, since many of them were brothers in the flesh. Peter and Andrew, for example, were brothers (Matthew 4:18), meaning that they would technically represent the same tribe twice, which would automatically leave 1 tribe unrepresented; the same thing happens with brothers John and James, sons of Zebedee (Matthew 4:21). The diminished "relevance" of the 10 northern tribes is further emphasised by the fact that there are only 2 persons in all of the New Testament whose "tribal" origins are emphasised: Jesus, whose descent from Judah is emphasised as fulfilment of prophecy (Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 1:32, Luke 1:69, Hebrews 7:14, Revelation 5:5), and Paul, who more than once emphasises that he was from the tribe of Benjamin (Acts 13:21, Romans 11:1, Philippians 3:5). A few individuals, such as Zechariah and Elizabeth (John the Baptist's parents), as well as Mary (Jesus' mother), have their tribal lineage described in some way, being implicitly linked to the tribe of Levi, even though the Holy Spirit chooses to mention Aaron rather than Levi when referring to their lineage (Luke 1:5, Luke 1:36). Interestingly enough, Anna (the woman who prophesied over Yeshua at the Temple when He was a child) is explicitly linked to the tribe of Asher (Luke 2:36). Other than that, no one's "tribal identity" is specified in the New Testament. Hence, the emphasis on the tribe of Judah and Benjamin (through the Lord Jesus and the writer Paul) illustrates the predominance of the 2 "southern" tribes of Judah in the New Testament. Even the implicit references to the "northern" tribe of Levi (through Aaron) can be considered as confirmation of Judah's predominance, since a remnant of Levi always remained in the southern kingdom of Judah to minister at the Temple of Jerusalem, despite the fact that the rest of the tribe "went a-whoring" in the northern kingdom, exercising a false priesthood that had been instituted by man, not God (1 Kings 12:26-33). The only tribe linked to a New Testament individual that does not seem to point to a "Judah predominance" is the tribe of Asher, but this is because of that tribe's connection both to the furthering of God's Kingdom and to the black-horse stage (studied before). As you may have noticed, both concepts (the furthering of God's kingdom and lingering in the black-horse stage) are featured prominently by the Holy Spirit throughout this word, which emphasises their intimate connection to the tribal split between "north" and "south".

 

The main reason why the Lord God "de-emphasises" tribal identity in the New Testament is to de-emphasise the relevance of literal, visible parameters under the New Covenant, where you do not have to be a biological descendant of Levi to be a priest (Hebrews 7:14-17), where you do not have to be a biological descendant of Abraham to be part of God's "Israel" (Galatians 3:7, Romans 9:6-8), and where you do not even have to be a literal male to exercise male authority in the Spirit (Galatians 3:17). Even so, God did choose to emphasise the kingdom-of-Judah tribes the few times that He mentions literal tribal origins in the New Testament. To understand why, we must take into account the fact that the kingdom of Judah was inherently right-handed, whilst the kingdom of Israel was inherently left-handed. Despite the fact that both kingdoms failed God miserably, the people in Judah had a greater tendency towards some sort of "religious orthodoxy", moral restriction, and abstinence from moral contamination. By contrast, the people in Israel (or Samaria) made a "collective decision" to go down the path of "unrestrained freedom". Instead of seeing their God-ordained "liberation" from the religious structures of Jerusalem as an opportunity to grow in their strong prophetic anointing, they freely mingled with the neighbouring nations, adopting their wicked pagan rituals and values. This is why around half of Judah's kings were "righteous" (at least through a significant percentage of their respective reigns), as opposed to Israel's kings, which were all evil. This is also why the northern Samaritans gained a reputation for "heathen uncleanness" and "worthlessness", which explains God's intended irony in the "good Samaritan" parable.

 

As is well known, Yeshua proceeded from the northern city of Nazareth and the village of Bethlehem (Matthew 2:23, Matthew 2:1). However, unbeknownst to most believers, Nazareth (and Galilee in general) was originally allotted to the tribe of Naphtali (Joshua 20:7, 2 Kings 15:29), whereas Bethlehem was originally allotted to the northern tribe of Zebulun (Joshua 19:15-16). Even so, the spiritual epicentre in Yeshua's eyes remained Jerusalem, the capital of the kingdom of Judah, and the Holy Spirit emphasised the 2 tribes of Judah in Scripture due to the kingdom of Judah's greater bent towards right-handedness. As we have shared before, God writes "from right to left", meaning that He always builds on a right-handed foundation. When right-handedness gets corrupted by man, God will use left-handed grace and freedom to destroy right-handed binds, but He will always go back to right-handedness to rebuild. God had established the northern kingdom of Israel in left-handed freedom to serve as a redeeming agent for the southern kingdom of Judah (1 Kings 11:29), but, when the northern kingdom misused its freedom in a sordid way, God had to discard it altogether. It was never God's intention to keep both kingdoms permanently separated or to establish Israel over Judah. Therefore, when Jeroboam and the rest of the tribes of Israel went their own way (1 Kings 12:26-33), God had no choice but to relegate them, even when Judah was itself not doing too well either.

 

Even though it is wrong before God's eyes to go either "right-handed" or "left-handed" in the flesh, the inherent danger of going "left-handed" in the flesh is greater than the danger of going "right-handed" in the flesh. Why? Because left-handedness in the flesh eventually disengages you from all (right-handed) restraints, turning you into a runaway train with no brakes, thereby accelerating you towards a quick and sudden death. By contrast, right-handedness in the flesh turns you into a tied-up wooden boat that gathers moss as it slowly withers away into oblivion. In that sense, therefore, a "righty in the flesh" stands a greater chance of lasting long enough to experience a last-minute redemption. Also, the "righty in the flesh" has a greater chance of having a small remnant of righteousness that survives the destruction, a small foundation that God can build upon in future generations:

 

"11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, 12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land. 13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof." (Isaiah 6:11-13)

[Isaiah chapter 6 begins with the phrase "In the year that king Uzziah died", meaning that the prophetic words spoken in chapter 6 are in the context of Uzziah's death. Uzziah was king of Judah for 52 years, making his reign one of the longest in Judah's history, second only to Manasseh's 55 years. Uzziah was a righteous and prosperous king for many years until he fell to Amorite pride, after which God struck him with leprosy, which led to him languishing as a leper until he died (2 Chronicles 26:16-21). After his ignominious death, however, his son Jotham became the full-fledged king of Judah. According to the Holy Spirit's testimony, Jotham was a very righteous king who did not depart from God in any significant way during his relatively-short reign (2 Chronicles 27). This points to how a remnant of Uzziah's righteousness was able to "survive" his infidelity, flourishing after his death as a tree stump that grows again after being on the verge of being completely cut off. This correlates with what the Lord declares through Isaiah in verse 13 above, which also emphasises the greater "lasting ability" of "righties", as well as their greater chance of being restored due to the right-handed foundation that they allow God to re-build upon, even if that foundation may be very small to begin with.

 

All of the above can even be seen in Manasseh, the only king whose reign was longer than Uzziah's. Manasseh was the son of Hezekiah, who, as we have studied before, fell after a long period of righteousness when he suddenly decided to turn from the "narrow gate" to the "wide gate". Manasseh was conceived in the midst of this spiritual fall, which led to Manasseh being one of the worst kings Judah ever had. Even so, the roots of Hezekiah's righteousness somehow remained within Manasseh, and, after a strong judgement visitation from God, the wicked Manasseh eventually came to and repented unto God (2 Chronicles 33:10-19).]

 

Therefore, it is safe to say that, even though the kingdom of Judah corrupted itself greatly (just as the kingdom of Israel did), its identity was allowed to re-emerge from oblivion because of the small remnant of righteous right-handedness that it possessed. By contrast, the "left-handed" kingdom of Israel's identity eventually dissipated into nothingness, and, when it was allowed to re-emerge, it did completely under the shadow of the kingdom of Judah, to the point that its 10 tribes have gone down in history as "lost".

 

Besides its "right-handedness", there is another (parallel) reason why the kingdom of Judah survived God's exile judgement and the kingdom of Israel or Samaria did not. That reason can be discerned in the number of tribes comprising each kingdom. As we shared above, Judah was essentially made up of 2 tribes, Judah and Benjamin, whereas Israel was made up of the remaining 10 tribes. The number "10" equals 5 times 2, the number "2" (naturally) equals 1 times 2, and the total number of tribes, 12, equals 6 times 2. Therefore, in this context, the 10/2 split that God created in the tribes is equivalent to taking a "6" and splitting it into a "5" and a "1"; i.e.- the Lord split the 6 pairs of tribes into 5 pairs for Israel and 1 pair for Judah. As we have shared before, the number "5" speaks of ministerial grace and the number "6" speaks of weakness and vulnerability. Therefore, when God took the 10 (=5 x 2) tribes away from the united kingdom of Israel, He, in a sense, "de-graced" it, concentrating all the "grace" in the northern kingdom. The Lord's intention was for this newly liberated grace to be free to develop and grow, eventually "returning" to Jerusalem and restoring her. This correlates with the spiritual growth that black-horse riders go through before being called to return to Jerusalem, surrender that grace, and die in green-horse weakness. The northern kingdom, however, became so enamoured with that grace that they failed to realise that they were called to eventually join up with the "1" in the south in order to complete the weak "6" again. Just like all runaway "lefties", they failed to complete the transition from "5" to "6", thereby dying a quick and ignominious death. All of this correlates with why the flesh-eating disease was so quickly devastating in Aimee Copeland, who had limbs quickly amputated, as opposed to Lana Kuykendall, who suffered no amputations but went through a prolonged series of difficult surgeries (since Aimee Copeland correlates with the "left-handed" kingdom of Israel and Lana Kuykendall correlates with the "right-handed" kingdom of Judah).

 

"South" does not always mean "south"

A few of the people who read this posting may be led to think that the north/south analogy delineated here can be applied in a literal sense to specific countries or to the world in general. For example, many Southern Americans may be prompted to think that all of the above implies that the American South is the right-handed "Judah", whilst the American North is the left-handed "Samaria". Appealing and chest-puffing as this may be to American Southerners, it is a thought that does not hold up to spiritual scrutiny.

 

As we shared above, "right-handedness" is foundational by nature. Therefore, to determine who is the truly "right-handed" one between the American North and South, we have to consider which of the two has been most instrumental in setting the principles that America has been founded upon and which have made America unique amongst the nations of the Earth. As can be easily discerned from early American history, the hotbeds that promoted "personal liberty", "entrepreneurship", and "individual responsibility" were the northern cities of Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. As the North grew in classless capitalism and in philosophical thought that promoted the pre-eminence of the people over their government, the South became stuck in an agrarian and aristocratic society comprised of rigid social classes, a society that prided itself in its ability to keep one entire race of people under its unyielding thumb. Hence, it is evident that the principles that forged the American Revolution and propelled America into a world superpower were "Northern" principles. Had America followed the lead of the South, she would have devolved into a second-rate nation with little economic growth and very few intangibles to inspire people from around the world to melt into it. Since the North (not the South) set the laws and the principles that made America what it is today, it would be foolish to insinuate that the South is the "right-handed" Judah when it comes to America. Even when the North has grown "secular humanist" and the South has grown "evangelical Christian" in recent decades, the spiritual roots that led to the South's early stagnation remain there. Even as it has become the stronghold of conservatism and "Christian orthodoxy" in America, the South has absolutely no "transformational" qualities to offer God. As much "Christianity" as it has to offer, the South has nothing new to offer God that has not been produced in the past, both in the North and the South. Even as God has demanded a "sheep" sacrifice from it for decades and decades and decades, Southern Cain continues to present fruits and vegetables, and, the more God demands one "sheep", the more fruits and vegetables he churns out, desperately trying to compensate low quality with high quantity. Therefore, to the chagrin of most Southern believers in America, the seeds and pillars of America's latter-day restoration remain in the North. Fellow believer, if you are still having trouble believing this, consider 9/11.

 

On various occasions, I have been surprised by the notion that many Americans (especially Southerners) have about the northern city of New York. Often, New York is depicted as a dingy city full of rude and self-centred people who are always in a hurry and who care for nothing more than money and power. Every time I heard people say such things, I would always wonder, "Why do they say that?" With the passing of time, however, I came to the simple realisation that such simplistic notions were derived from people who had never set foot in New York City or who had been there for no longer than a few short days. Fellow believer, if you have the opportunity to live in the New York metropolitan area for any significant amount of time, and, if you allow yourself to observe without any pre-conceived notions, you will soon realise that there is a special quality about New York and its people. If you exclude the taxi drivers and many of the other immigrants who brought their third-world rudeness with them, you will find that the native New Yorker is an interesting combination of pragmatism, deep thoughtfulness, sarcastic wit, and "communal sense". Contrary to popular belief, native New Yorkers are not selfish islands unto themselves. Even though they act as "mind-my-own-business" islands in routine settings (you cannot be highly productive if you don't learn to respect others' privacy), that "mind-my-business" fence quickly falls when the circumstances promote some sort of closeness or when they encounter someone in need. That is when New Yorkers suddenly show themselves to be independent, autonomous beings who realise that they are part of a community but who do not owe their identity to it. Unlike cities like Chicago and Detroit, New York's citizens see their community in terms of what they can contribute to it rather than in terms of what they can get from it. This "communal sense" can be seen in things as simple as the way that New Yorkers chant during their sport events. At times, Yankee fans, for example, sound like Europeans or Argentineans at a football (i.e. "soccer") game, chanting in goose-bump-raising ways that denote deep, mature emotion (consider this video on this YouTube link, for example). This "hidden" communal sense was made evident on 9/11, when New Yorkers put their lives on the line to help others, rallying in a strength and determination that did not derive from pride but rather from an awareness of how precious the human is and how important it is to fight for the right cause. New Yorkers' reaction that day was not consistent with that of selfish people trapped in materialism; it was not consistent with that of people angry in the flesh because their personal interests had been attacked. Instead, it was consistent with people who value intangibles, as shown by their determination to sing "God bless America" and "God bless the U.S.A." in public events after that horrid day. All of this is part of why God has chosen New York to be the epicentre of His latter-rain revival. As would be expected, those in America with the "Southern" spirit of traditional religiosity are unable to see this green potential in the "secularised" North, but, yet, the North continues to have the spiritual "right-handed" foundations on which the Lord God of Israel will build a new America in the latter days.

 

[As a parenthesis, it must be noted that New York City did suffer a significant decay that began in the late 1970s and lingered into the 1980s. During this period, New York became a "dingier" city overrun by graffiti on its "subway" trains and by crime in many of its streets. This trend was noticeably reversed in the mid 1990s, however, to the point that, from 2005 onwards, New York became one of the safest cities in America, as indicated on wikipedia.org. Unfortunately, under the increasingly nanny-esque leadership of mayor Bloomberg, New York's crime is on the rise, and the city is becoming dirtier. This is because Bloomberg became spiritually stagnant in 2005 after New York rejected God's visitation and after New York was indifferent to hosting the 2012 Olympics. As this happened, the spirit of compromise took over Bloomberg, and he has been morphing from a "Sméagol" to a "Gollum" ever since.]

 

This confusion between the literal "north" and the spiritual "north" also happens with regard to northern countries versus southern countries. As you may know, wealth and power on Earth is concentrated mostly in the northern hemisphere, especially in Europe and North America, which are dominated by the sons of Japheth. This has been due to the blessing that God has placed upon Japhethites for being respectful of "law and order" and recognising the value of the individual. The descendants of Ham, who populate most of the "southern hemisphere" and the non-European countries of the north, are bitterly resentful of the prosperity and dominance that God has endowed Japheth with, and they keep attributing Japheth's success to "imperialism" and "exploitation". This resentment has turned the southern Hamites into fictitious "victims" of their Japhethite neighbours to the north, causing them to believe that they are entitled to snatch Japheth's "ill-gotten" prosperity away from him. The more ideological amongst the Hamites have turned this sense of entitlement into a "utopian vision" in which they are somehow "destined" to overtake Japheth, not through greater achievement but through opportunistic wile. This delusional view of themselves prompts Hamites to think of themselves as the "righteous" southern "Judah" that will someday swallow up the more grace-filled yet "unrighteous" kingdoms of the Japhethite north.

 

A quick examination of both Japheth and Ham, however, reveals that the northern Japheth is the real "Judah" of the two. The ways of Japheth have shown themselves to be the more proper foundation for a "civil society". Japheth is inherently more right-handed and respectful of laws and judgements than Ham will ever be. Thus, it would be foolish for anyone to think that the southern countries of Ham could actually serve as the right-handed foundation that God could build upon. The southern nations of Latin America, for example, could have served as a foundation for God's regeneration of the Earth, but only in the measure that they submitted to Japheth's "northern" ways. However, since Latin America, as a region, chose to operate by Ham's ways rather than Japheth's, it was relegated to a perennial shame and backwardness from which it shall never recover. Instead of recognising this spiritual reality, spiritual Hamite bastards such as barack hussein obama grow bitterly resentful of those who do recognise it. This is why he contemptuously refers to his own Kenyan grandfather as a "house n--ger". We strongly recommend that you read the article posted on foxnews.com that explains why. Cursed by God is barack hussein obama and anyone who upholds him.

 

Just as an extra confirmation that the geographic "south" does not necessarily correlate with the "southern" kingdom of Judah, consider the fact that South Carolina, which correlates with the "southern" kingdom of Judah based on all that we have studied so far, is actually to the north of Georgia, which correlates with the "northern" kingdom of Israel in the context of this prophetic word. It can also be said that South Carolina is the state that actually has the word "south" in its name, even if it is geographically north of Georgia.

 

As a final parenthesis, it is worth commenting that, to a certain extent, the conservative South in America has played a "positive" role in God's plans in recent decades. It is due to the South that America has not descended into a full-blown degeneration into liberalism that would be impossible to undo in the long term. In that sense, therefore, the American South acts as a "temporary placeholder" whilst America grows into her full blown manifestation. Said another way, the American South is playing the role of John the Baptist whilst Yeshua arrives. The historical John the Baptist understood that his role was temporary and that "someone greater than he" would arrive on the scene. The American South, however, is convinced that she is "the real deal", reacting with recalcitrant disdain whenever God so much as insinuates that her Yankee brother to the north has anything worth enabling or building upon. As long as she remains in that mindset, she will continue to act as an enemy of God's greater purposes for America. Even in her "placeholder" role, the American South has been exposed as incapable of stemming the onslaught of radical liberalism and anti-Christian secularism, as shown by the election of barack obama and his 3+ years of flagrant devastation. As she stands, the American South remains inherently incapable of furthering God's eternal, green-horse purposes in America and on Earth, and, every time she dares to act as a permanent replacement of God's "Yeshua", she does nothing but open the floodgates of another liberal, anti-God onslaught on America, for God will never allow her to claim that she has "conquered America for Christ".

 

Union of North and South

Even though the "avant garde" believers in the Church remain trapped in the black-horse stage and are essentially divided into 2 groups contrary to God (the right-handed "Judeans" and the left-handed "Israelites"), the Lord declares that, in the latter days, these 2 groups will finally be united in God's righteousness:

 

"15 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: 17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand. 18 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these? 19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. 20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes. 21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: 22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all: 23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God. 24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. 25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. 26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. 27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore." (Ezekiel 37:15-28)

 

Notice that, when this union of Judah and Israel finally takes place, the people of God will at last walk in His judgements instead of rejecting them (v24), meaning that they shall be a people operating on the foundation of God's right-handed nature. At the same time, they shall also be in a constant state of grace, for the Lord God shall permanently tabernacle with them (v27). God shall be manifested in the flesh of His people in the latter days, and they shall be a nation of Immanuels, thereby fulfilling the purposes that God had for humanity from the beginning. This nation shall walk in the New Covenant of God, and they shall finally forsake the Old Covenant paradigms that the soulish, matriarchal Church has so doggedly clung to for so many centuries (v26). They therefore shall be both right-handed and left-handed without straying from God's will. They shall cross the River Jordan and enter into the fullness of the green-horse stage, and they shall be the mighty Joshua generation that will take the Earth back unto God.

 

As many of you may know, Smith Wigglesworth was a famous British evangelist from the second half of the 19th Century and the first half of the 20th. Wigglesworth was born and died in Yorkshire, England. As we have shared before, Yorkshire speaks of "Elisha" believers who complete their green-horse walk and enter into 5th-seal hibernation, dying before they can behold the fulfilment of the vision they have been fighting for. As they complete their walk, these believers become "heaven walkers" who experience "supra-natural" relocations, even within the physical realm. In doing so, they are able to sow spiritual seeds in many different places, thereby spreading the future manifestation of God's Kingship. It is interesting, therefore, that this man from Yorkshire prophesied the following in 1947, shortly before his death:

 

{Copied from scribd.com}

 

During the next few decades there will be two distinct moves of the Holy Spirit across the church in Great Britain. The first move will affect every church that is open to receive it and will be characterized by a restoration of the baptism and gifts of the Holy Spirit. The second move of the Holy Spirit will result in people leaving historic churches and planting new churches. In the duration of each of these moves, the people who are involved will say 'This is the great revival'. But the Lord says 'No, neither is this the great revival but both are steps towards it.

 

WORD AND SPIRIT When the new church phase is on the wane, there will be evidenced in the churches something that has not been seen before: a coming together of those with an emphasis on the Word and those with an emphasis on the Spirit. When the Word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest movement of the Holy Spirit that the nation, and indeed the world, has ever seen. It will mark the beginning of a revival that will eclipse anything that has been witnessed within these shores, even the Wesleyan and the Welsh revivals of former years. The outpouring of God's Spirit will flow over from the UK to the mainland of Europe, and from there will begin a missionary move to the ends of the earth.

 

I believe that the desire of God is for many to receive not only the Holy Spirit but obey all the truths within His word. This includes not only the gifts of the Apostles but their teachings of One Lord (Jesus alone is Lord of all things according to Acts 10:36), One faith (The faith delivered once unto the early saints of God as Jude wrote for all to earnestly contend for), and One baptism (the name of Jesus is the only way to God whereby we must be saved by and to be used in all things - see John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Colossians 3:17). When the Apostles were of One mind and accord then the world began to change as the Holy Spirit moved. One day men will walk away from the traditions of men. Then they will agree upon the Oneness of God as being unified in the same spirit and baptism. God is moving to bring all things to a promised and expected conclusion. Wait upon the Lord and He shall renew your strength. I believe this is His message for His church.

 

As you may see, this prophecy by the man from Yorkshire correlates with Ezekiel 37:15-28 and with all that we have shared regarding the union of "southern" Judah and "northern" Israel. This union has yet to occur because those who are open to the prophetic move of God are vitriolically against God's judgements, without realising that it is those very right-handed judgements which shall usher in the greatest manifestation of "left-handed" anointing in the history of mankind. By contrast, those who have a reverence for God's logos words and His judgements become paranoid towards "excessive" prophetic overflows, which therefore limits them to a very superficial and legalistic understanding of the very word they revere. This is the reason why the vast majority of avant garde believers from both southern "Judah" and northern "Israel" end up dying in the black-horse wilderness, without ever crossing the Jordan and entering the Promised Land.

 

Smith Wigglesworth saw this union of Judah and Israel shortly before dying, which correlates with "Yorkshire" believers who die in the Elisha anointing before seeing the vision fulfilled in their lifetime. Interestingly enough, his date of death was 12 March 1947, 428 days before the rebirth of the nation of Israel after over 1800 years of "non-existence" (on 14 May 1948). This means that he also died before being able to behold the resurgence of Israel from the ash heap of history. The fact that he died exactly 428 days before Israel's glorious rebirth also has spiritual significance. The number "428" equals 107 times 4. As we have shared before, the number "107" points to Psalm 107, which in turn points to travellers stranded at sea. This points to the "seafaring" green-horse believers who suffer through the tortures of Death and Sheol and who endure the terrible uncertainty of 5th-seal hibernation. Since the number "428" is equal to 107 times 4, it points specifically to the first 4 verses of Psalm 107:

 

"1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; 3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. 4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in." (Psalm 107:1-4)

 

Notice how verse 3 speaks of a "union" or "gathering together" of people from the east, west, north and south, which correlates with the union of "north" and "south" that we have shared on so far. The reference to all 4 cardinal directions points to the 4 "spiritual faces" of Ezekiel 1:10, meaning that God shall integrate all 4 spiritual faces within believers in the latter days:

 

"As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle." (Ezekiel 1:10)

 

Notice that the "Lion" face is on the "right" side, which correlates with the "east" on a map where the north is pointing up. On the other hand, the "Ox" face is on the "left side", which would correlate with the "west". Verse 10 above does not indicate where the "Eagle" face and the "Man" face are relative to the other faces, but we can infer that the "Eagle" face would tend to correlate with the "north" (i.e.- the "up" side on the map) and the "Man" face with the "south" (the "down" side on the map), since eagles fly in the heavens above and men walk on the ground below.

 

 

As we have shared before, the "Ox" Face correlates with the evangelistic endowment, the "Lion" face with the apostolic endowment, the "Eagle" face with the evangelistic endowment, and the "Man" face with the pastoral and teacher endowments. And, as we have seen so far, the "northern" kingdom of Israel and Aimee Copeland correlate with the evangelistic horses and the prophetic asses of Exodus 9:3, whereas the "southern" kingdom of Judah and Lana Kuykendall correlate with the apostolic camels, the teacher oxen, and the pastoral sheep (as you may recall, the Hebrew word for the evangelistic "ox" in Ezekiel 1:10, showr, is different from the Hebrew word for the teaching "ox" of Exodus 9:3, baqar). Putting all of this together, we can say that Aimee Copeland and the "northern" kingdom of Israel correlate with both the evangelistic West and the prophetic North, whereas Lana Kuykendall and the "southern" kingdom of Judah correlate with both the apostolic East and the pastor/teacher South:

 

Person Kingdom Exodus 9:3 animal Ministry Spiritual face Cardinal point
Aimee Copeland Northern Israel Horses Evangelist Ox ("shuwr") West
Asses Prophet Eagle North
Lana Kuykendall Southern Judah Camels Apostle Lion East
Oxen ("baqar") Teacher Man South
Sheep Pastor

 

Therefore, since "northern Israel" is actually "north-western" and "Southern Judah" is "south-eastern", the union of both kingdoms involves not only the union of "north" and "south" but also the union of "west" and "east". To better understand what these 2 unions entail, we must consider how each ministry becomes "perfected". As we have studied before, (practical) teachers are perfected when they operate like (idealistic) "prophets", and (spiritual-communion) prophets are perfected when they operate like (soul-communion) "pastors". As we have also shared before, ("small") apostles are perfected when they operate like ("giant") "evangelists", ("strong") evangelists are perfected when they operate like ("weak") "teachers", and ("soothing") pastors are perfected when they operate like ("judgement-inflicting") "apostles". When we map each ministry with its corresponding spiritual face, we then get the following "perfection" paths:

 

 

* The green arrows indicate the transition that a ministry must make to be "perfected"

 

Notice that all the ministries are perfected in a ministry that corresponds to the other kingdom (i.e.- "Judah" ministries are perfected in "Israel" ministries and vice versa), with the exception of the pastoral ministry, which is a "Judah" ministry that is perfected by another "Judah" ministry, the apostolic one. This illustrates the way in which the 2 kingdoms are perfected in and intertwined with each other. The "pastor" exception emphasises the role of "Judah" weakness that the pastoral ministry must remain in in order for God's Full Kingdom to be manifested on Earth. Given that the pastoral ministry's matriarchy has been the principal agent hindering God's manifestation, it must be fully tamed into submission and humble weakness before God's purposes may be fulfilled.

 

Notice also that there is a curious synergy between the ministry in the "North" (i.e.- the Eagle Face) and the 2 ministries in the "South" (i.e.- the Man Face). The "southern" ministry of "teacher" is perfected in the "northern" ministry of "prophet", and the northern ministry of "prophet" is, in turn, perfected in the "southern" ministry of "pastor". For some reason, the union between the "east" and the "west" is a little more indirect. The "eastern" ministry of apostle is perfected by crossing over to the "western" ministry of evangelist, but the "trip back" from west to east involves a "pit stop" in the "south": the "western" ministry of evangelist is perfected in the "southern" ministry of teacher, and the other "southern" ministry of pastor is perfected in the "eastern" ministry of apostle. The exact meaning of this spiritual "pit stop" in the "South" is beyond the understanding of this writer at the time of this posting.

 

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