Prophetic word for today
First posted: September 14, 2010
E-mailed: July 15, 2010
Word received by: Naomi
Word received: 2 years earlier (2008)
In the dream, I was standing along the west side of a riverbank. A man was there; in my heart of hearts, I knew this man to be King David. As I looked at him, I was about to ask him if I would be able to recognize him when he returns again, but then stopped myself because I knew that I would.
He then motioned me to follow him across the river. The current was enormously powerful; it was flowing from the south. We were swimming straight across the river, and I barely had the strength to keep up with him. Then, I saw a person being swept by the strong current. I recognized her as a dear friend from my past, and knew she was in great danger, so I reached out to try to help her. In my effort to help, I began to get pulled away by the current. King David then grabbed a hold of my right arm and pulled me back to him, forcefully telling me that I must move forward or I will not get to the other side.
When we made it to the other side of the riverbank, we stood there, and he showed me something written on what appeared to be wood tablets. The large writing symbols were Hebrew. He started to explain the words, and then I looked to the north and saw our LORD standing there along the side of the riverbank. I started to run toward HIM, but, in a split second, HE vanished. All that remained were HIS white garments lying on the ground. My heart grieved, and was perplexed at what I had seen. I then looked to King David for the meaning of what was happening, and then he told me what was written. He said, "HIS return will be through us......."
He continued to explain the remaining words, but I have been unable to recall what he said.
We received this email as the Lord "coincidentally" had us in the midst of writing about the David spirit of innovative wisdom in the shark postings (before we began to post them). Therefore, this email is prophetic confirmation from the Lord regarding the spirit of wisdom that the Church is currently rejecting. This dream's connection to wisdom is emphasised by the tablets with large writing symbols whose hidden significance David was explaining to the dreamer. The fact that the symbols were Hebrew points to the God of Israel that God's remnant come to preach. As we have shared before, the God of Israel is not the "God" that the matriarchal Church follows. Instead, we can say that, in an odd (and very sad) sense, the God of Israel is foreign to the Church, and the Church has yet to know Him. The fact that the dreamer speaks of "symbols" and not "words" or "sentences" points to how the David spirit of innovative wisdom sees the deep wisdom of God in the "small" and intricate details intrinsic within every word that proceeds from the Lord's mouth.
As she was crossing the strong current, sister Naomi felt compelled to help a "dear" friend from her "past" who was about to be swept away by the strong current. The word "dear" points to an emotional connection to the other person, which in turn points to the pastoral ministry, given that the pastoral endowment is the one most prone to promoting emotional bonds amongst souls. The word "past", in turn, points to the teacher ministry since, as we have shared before, the teacher endowment is inherently "backward-looking", reinforcing methodologies developed from the past and verifying things done before in order to ensure that they have been "completed" before moving forward to the next phase. Therefore, the "dear friend from the past" points to the 2 "female" ministries of pastor and teacher. As we have shared before, these ministries are designed to nurture the soul (as opposed to the 3 "male" ministries, which are designed to nurture the spirit). Thus, when sister Naomi felt compelled to help her "dear friend from the past", she was experiencing a strong pull at the ("female") soul level on behalf of her friend. The "male" spirit of David, however, told her to ignore that pull. This at first may seem like a "selfish" and "loveless" reaction. However, there is a spiritual reason for this:
"6 Flee out of the
midst of Babylon, and
deliver every man his soul:
be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD'S vengeance; he
will render unto her a recompence. 7 Babylon hath been a golden cup
in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of
her wine; therefore the nations are mad. 8 Babylon is suddenly fallen
and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. 9
We would have healed Babylon, but she is not
healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her
judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies."
As we have shared before, Babylon points to the pastoral matriarchy that has endeavoured to exalt the 2 "female" ministries over the 3 "male" ministries. Therefore, the Lord is declaring in the passage above that, as His judgement descends on the pastoral matriarchy (which He so deeply abhors), we must be willing to break away from it, for we cannot serve both God and "her majesty", the queen soul, at the same time. The Lord does call us to shed ourselves in spiritual sacrifice for the sake of the God-potential in others, but, as we have shared before, you must be willing to break away and forsake others, focusing primarily on your own escape, once the people you have tried to enable have squandered the restoration opportunity that God has placed before them (either through negligent slowness or outright rejection). This is why verse 9 above speaks of the opportunity for healing that Babylon was granted, but which she did not take seriously enough.
This "leave them, don't love them" principle is also reflected in the following passage:
"1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." (Matthew 25:1-13)
[The word "wise" used throughout this passage was translated from the Greek word phronimos, which is derived from the word phren, which in turn points to the "mind" or the "faculty of perceiving and judging". Therefore, the word phronimos could be better translated as "thoughtful" or "considerate" (in the sense of someone who tries to consider all the factors in order to make a wise judgement).
By contrast, the word "foolish" used throughout this passage was translated from the Greek word moros, from which the English word "moron" is derived. Therefore, the word moros might better be translated as "moronic". As we have studied before, a spiritual moron is a person who settles for a very basic level of understanding and who prefers to cover everything that falls outside of his limited understanding under a "shroud of mystery", using an "out-of-sight-out-of-mind" mentality.]
A father is called to give of himself in love in order to provide for his young child. As the years go by, however, a point will come at which the child must turn into an independent adult and start providing for himself. If he remains a dependent child all of his life, we can safely conclude that either the father failed or the son failed, and no amount of "merciful" provision can make up for that. Just as with a child, the Lord gives us enough time to prepare for the moment of "self-provision". He will surround us with the "fathers" that we need so that we may receive an impartation from them and mature, but the time will come when we will be put to the test, and we will be called to produce "on our own". If we are negligent with this time of preparation, squandering it in moronic simplicity, we will be swept away by the current of God's evaluation, and there will be no one to spare us from failure, not even God Himself. This is why the dear friend from the past was swept away by the current in the dream. She is a figure of those was unable to cross over the Jordan into the next dimension of understanding because they did not understand the need to prepare and produce new fruit that is both supernatural and transcendent. These are the believers who saw no need for God's innovative New-Covenant technology, thinking that the Church's current spiritual technology was more than enough to "do the trick". These are the believers who shall not cross over into the Promised Land and into eternal life. They shall carry a perennial reproach on their foreheads as men and women uninterested in the fullness of God's nature; though saved from the literal fire of hell, they shall forever be known as the children who never grew.
The crossing in the dream speaks of the transition from the black-horse stage into the fullness of the green-horse stage. Unbeknownst to many of the (scarce) believers who do make it out into the black-horse wilderness, their time there is not simply to indict the Church of Cain they left behind and to await the Lord's "Second Coming". Instead, it is a time of preparation, a time during which they must prepare for their green-horse death:
"6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. 8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? 9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. 10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. 11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. 12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. 13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her." (Matthew 26:6-13)
Notice how the disciples chided the woman (v8-9) for purchasing expensive ointment to prepare Yeshua for His "burial" (v12), and notice how their complaint centred around their souls' desire to provide for those who could not provide for themselves. Instead of siding with the disciples, however, Yeshua sides with the woman, meaning that the time had come to provide for Himself in the spirit realm rather than provide for others in the soul realm.
Ironically, as Yeshua acted "selfishly" at this juncture, He was enabling the long-term salvation of others at a far deeper scale than all the soulish provision in the world could buy. This is why the Lord declares that, wherever "this Gospel shall be preached in the whole world", what that woman had done that day would be recalled as "a memorial of her" (v13); notice how this speaks of something that is far reaching both in terms of time and space, for it will endure through the ages as the Gospel is preached, and it will be recalled throughout the entire world. The fact that the Lord permanently tied the woman's "burial preparation" with the Gospel means that there is a direct correlation between the manifestation of the "Gospel of the Kingdom" (Matthew 24:14) and believers crossing the River Jordan and into the fullness of the green-horse stage.
At the end of the dream, sister Naomi saw the Lord, and, as she tried to run to Him, He immediately disappeared. That is when King David said to her, "His return will be through us". This points to how the Gospel of the Kingdom will be manifested. As stated by the Lord, the Gospel of the Kingdom shall be manifested on Earth from within (Luke 17:20-21) people who will be willing to witness unto death (Rev 12:11), meaning that it will be forged by believers willing and able to cross the Jordan and into the fullness of the sacrificial green-horse stage. Most of the Church, including most of the few who have braved into the black-horse wilderness, long for Jesus' manifestation in the same way that Mary did the day Yeshua resurrected (John 20:11-17). They long for Him as a specific historical figure, an individual in particular who disappeared and must appear again, but they have yet to long for Him as a Spirit. If they did, they would long for His essence, and they would long for the manifestation of that essence in all the believers around them. If these believers saw the historical Yeshua standing somewhere, they would run to Him and try to cling to Him the way Mary did (John 20:17) in an effort to hold Him to the ground, which is equivalent to reducing Him to a historical figure (for, as we have studied before, there is a strong connection between the "earth" or "ground" and "history"). This strong but unhealthy soul attachment to the chronological Jesus has been bred into most believers by a matriarchal Church that has grilled people into worshipping a historical figure, the way all religions do (for man's religions work to elevate the earthly rather than transform it). This is why the dreamer's knee-jerk reaction was to run to the historical Yeshua and hold on to Him. When Jesus saw the way in which she was approaching Him, He immediately disappeared, for He refuses to be worshipped at the body and soul levels and not the Spirit level (John 4:24). This soul attachment to the historical Yeshua is part of what made the crossing of the Jordan so difficult and draining to the dreamer, and, as evidenced by the "dear friend from the past", it came close to preventing her completing the crossing.
Most believers long for Jesus' manifestation the way they long for a "dear soul from the past", and, as a result, they render themselves useless in the forging of Yeshua's True Manifestation. Despite her soul attachment, the dreamer did make it through the crossing, meaning that her heart was ready and willing to break that matriarchy-ingrained umbilical cord and move on with her spiritual walk.
The reason why all that was left of Yeshua were His white garments is because Yeshua's manifestation is forged through the galloping of the horses of the Apocalypse across believers' hearts, and that galloping starts with the white-horse epiphany. It is up to us to go through the horses of the Apocalypse so that Yeshua may be manifested through us. His Kingdom, i.e.- the taking over of the Earth's spiritual atmosphere by God, is already within us, and we are the ones who have to forge it from within us and into the fullness of the Earth's atmosphere (Luke 17:20-21, Ephesians 1:22-23, Acts 3:20-21).
The "white-horse epiphany" means waking up to our New-Covenant Melchizedek priesthood, and, as we have shared before, the Melchizedek anointing prompts believers to move towards the Sun of God's Face, even if the shining of His Face upon them will cause them to be judged unto death (Genesis 32:21-32). This is the reason why sister Naomi was prompted to cross the river from west to east, for the east is where the Sun of God's Glory rises.
The fact that the river's powerful current was flowing from the south has prophetic significance. As we have shared before, the south speaks of weakness and frailty. Therefore, when God prophesies in Habakkuk 3:3 that the fierce God of Israel shall come from "Teman" (meaning "south"), He is declaring that God's Fearsome Glory shall be manifested through vessels that will seem weak and irrelevant to the blind hierarchical Church. This is the prophetic reason why David is shown rising up from the south in the following passage:
"And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded." (1 Samuel 20:41)
[As we have shared before, falling on one's face is often associated in Scripture with dying as you behold the Face of God. Therefore, the fact that David fell on his face speaks of someone going through God's transformation as he beholds the Fearsome Glory of God's Face.
The word "exceeded" at the end of this verse was translated from the Hebrew word gadal, which literally means "to grow, to become great or important". Therefore, the fact that David and Jonathan wept with one another speaks of the painful intercession that God's people must go through in order to forge the David-remnant's full-blown manifestation. As God's people sow tears in weakness (Psalm 126:5-6), the enlargement or "promotion" of the David remnant on Earth is forged, and, as King David is allowed to take over the Earth's atmosphere and rule, God shall reign through Him, and God shall then be "all in all" (1 Corinthians 15:28).]
"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 37:21-28)
The remnant know that David's kingship shall arise from within them, even as they are cloaked in weakness. By contrast, the matriarchal Church keeps waiting for Yeshua to come down, à la Moses, to take the Church and the world into the Promised Land. This would be the equivalent of the Flight 93 passengers on 9/11 saying to themselves, "Well, the hijackers are in control of the aircraft; let's just wait for the government to either send some fighter jets to rescue us or negotiate our release". Instead of sitting down and waiting, they realised that no one else could change the course of events but them. That's when they said, "Let's roll!!!". Unfortunately, the Church (especially the American Church) continues in her seats, waiting for a "bigger entity" to do the work for them. Instead of "Let's roll!!!", their slogan is "Let's dodge!!".