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Prophetic word for today

Shark season (Part 3)

First posted: August 18, 2010

E-mailed: April 28, 2010

Word received by: Jeff and Jackie Nickell

 

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

 

 

Our comments

 

Shark radio

A fact that is largely unknown is that San Jose, California is the site of the world's first radio station with scheduled programming for a general audience. According to wikipedia.org, this station was built by Charles David Herrold in April 1909. The station, which was called "San Jose Calling", also became the first in the world to broadcast music in 1910. The station went through a rough transition period, changing owners several times before eventually being purchased by CBS and being moved to San Francisco, where it was named KCBS. Thus, KCBS is technically the oldest radio station in the world, celebrating its 100th birthday only a year ago, in April 2009.

 

According to wikipedia.org, Charles David Herrold was born in Fulton, Illinois, a town on the (river) border with Iowa, and a town with a strong Dutch heritage. Even though he was born there, he grew up in San Jose, California, and he studied physics and astronomy at Stanford University. His interest in physics and astronomy reveals his connection to the "mathematical" spirit of David innovative wisdom. This connection is further certified by the fact that his second forename was "David" and that it features prominently in how he is remembered (it is not common for people to be remembered by two forenames, especially in America, where the "middle name" is usually not widely known). As is usually the case with those who are imbued with the spirit of "David" innovation (and who are thus "sons of David"), Charles David Herrold's father was an inventor as well, holding patents on several agricultural devices, as indicated on sfradiomuseum.com.

 

Unfortunately, Herrold was unable to profit financially from his pioneering work in radio broadcasting (due in large part to an arbitrary governmental decision), and he was forced to become a repair technician in Oakland, California's school district, as well as a janitor in a local shipyard, which is a rather sad ending for the man who invented broadcasting. It took a stroke of providential "coincidence", in May 2006, for KCBS, the station that he founded, to "unearth" and rediscover its founder and to give him some of the long-overdue credit that he deserves. This correlates with the Elisha anointing that is buried unappreciated, waiting to be unearthed by a future generation that may finally come to appreciate it. Many a "father" die unappreciated by their potential "sons"; that is why Malachi 4:5-6 declares that, in the great and dreadful day of the Lord, the spirit of Elijah (which was in Elisha) shall come to turn the heart of the children to their fathers, and those who refuse this turning shall be struck with a curse from God.

 

Curiously enough, Herrold's wife Sybil became the first female DJ ever in 1912. She would borrow recent records from a local music store "just for the sake of advertising the records" to her listeners, who would then go to buy the record they had heard on the radio the night before. She also ran contests and awarded prizes to her listeners in order to encourage faithful listenership. Thus, it is evident that Sybil was more than a "token" DJ. She actually pioneered many of the techniques used by DJs even to this day, and she was the first to visualise the type of relationship that radio could have with the music industry. According to behindthename.com, the name "Sybil" is derived from the Greek word sibylla meaning "prophetess". Therefore, it is not surprising that Sybil Herrold was able to visualise this relationship between the radio and music industries even from the beginning of the 20th century, when both industries were in their infant state.

 

{As indicated on wikipedia.org, radio is the transmission of signals through the modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible light. This intrinsic relationship between radio and electromagnetism reinforces the spiritual connection between radio, "sharks", and the David spirit of innovative wisdom.}

 

The Wandering Jew

As indicated on wikipedia.org, a legend began to grow in Europe around the 13th century that Joseph of Arimathaea was in fact the "Wandering Jew", a man supposedly cursed by Jesus to remain alive and walk the Earth until the Second Coming. An Armenian archbishop who was visiting England around the year 1228 reportedly told the English chronicler Roger of Wendover that he had seen Joseph of Arimathaea in Armenia and that his name was "Cartaphilus", a Jewish shoemaker. Oddly enough, the Armenian archbishop asserted that, when Jesus stopped for a moment to rest whilst carrying the cross to Golgotha, this Jewish man hit Jesus and told him, "Go on quicker, Jesus! Why dost thou loiter?", to which Jesus, "with a stern countenance", replied, "I shall stand and rest, but thou shalt go on till the last day". This seems to contradict the assertion that this Jewish man could have been Joseph of Arimathaea, for it makes little sense that the man who secretly supported Jesus, and who voluntarily offered his grave to bury His body, would have behaved so callously towards Him as He carried the cross to His place of death. The Armenian archbishop did add that this Jew (Cartaphilus) had converted to Christianity and that he spent his days of wandering proselytising for Christ and leading an eremitic life, i.e.- a lifestyle of seclusion born out of religious conviction, an early form of monastic living that preceded life in monastery communities (in spiritual terms, this would correlate with the life of a "eunuch").

 

Even though this legend about Joseph of Arimathaea living as a Jewish shoemaker in Armenia during the 13th century is obviously not true, it does reveal many spiritual principles that are directly or indirectly related to Joseph of Arimathaea. As we have said before, myths and legends are often distortions of realities present in the spirit realm. One of the principles this legend reveals is the role of the flagellant spirit in ignoring the David spirit of innovative wisdom and missing out on God's profound visitation. As we have studied in detail before, the flagellant spirit believes that the truly faithful are condemned by God to an ascetic life of perennial suffering, without understanding that the remnant do have the right to expect a time of rest, a time of redemption in which their suffering ends as the world around them finally conforms to God's truth and judgements. The flagellant spirit is unable to visualise the responsibility of others to respond to God's innovative wisdom; thus, they condemn the David remnant when they halt their work when others fail to respond to it. To the flagellant spirit, the remnant must simply "keep on keeping on", for the spirit of flagellant "wisdom" preaches that you are "in the flesh" if you expect an end to your sacrifice; the flagellant spirit condemns the remnant for believing that the Church (and the world) can and must be fundamentally transformed unto God by a Joel army of believers, and not by God waving some magical wand. Those who are devoid of the David anointing of innovative wisdom are too satisfied with the world as it is, and they lack the faith to believe that God can produce innovative wisdom through us that can indeed forge a transformation that will fundamentally change the nature of human history. It is no wonder, therefore, that Joseph of Arimathaea, who is related to both the David spirit of innovative wisdom and to passive complicity with the remnant's enemies, would be associated in the legend to a Jew who condemned Jesus for resting whilst on His way to Golgotha.

 

The legend of the wandering Jew also points to the Israelites who wandered in the desert for 38 years because of an entire generation's unwillingness to recognise the opportunity to enter the Promised Land that lay before them. Instead of embracing God's New-Covenant wisdom, they settled for an Old-Covenant way of viewing the world (Jeremiah 31:32), which forced them to wander in stagnation for an entire generation.

 

The connection between Joseph of Arimathaea and 5th-seal limbo uncertainty is also evident in the Wandering Jew legend when one considers Flores Historiarum, the book where Roger of Wendover speaks of the "Armenian Joseph of Arimathaea" legend. In that book, Roger of Wendover also includes an abridged version of a religious allegory composed in 1196, which narrates a soul's pilgrimage from death, through purgatory and paradise and onto heaven. "Paradise" here points to the remnant's 5th-seal trek through Sheol during their hibernation, as they await the time to enter the Promised Land.

 

The Wandering Jew's eventual conversion to Christianity and his Christian proselytising until the Second Coming is a prophetic figure of a group of people who only become aware of what was before them until it is there no more, and who then endeavour to forge a new door of opportunity so that that which they overlooked before may return again. Just like the Wandering Jew, Joseph of Arimathaea was unwilling to act on the faith he had in Yeshua's Word until after He had passed away. It was then that he finally went into action, to the point that he became one of the chief spreaders of Yeshua's Word throughout Europe, and even Britain.

 

Armenian apricot season

The fact that the above-mentioned legend associates Joseph of Arimathaea with Armenia is no spiritual coincidence. As indicated on wikipedia.org, Christianity spread throughout the kingdom of Armenia as early as 40 AD. In other words, Christianity was already spreading throughout Armenia some 10 years after Yeshua's burial and resurrection. In fact, Armenia was the first kingdom to adopt Christianity as its official religion, in 301 AD, some 10 years before the Roman Empire granted Christianity "official toleration". In that sense, therefore, we can say that Armenia was "innovative" when it came to tolerating Christianity and allowing it to spread throughout the spiritual atmosphere, with "natural" manifestations of "kingship" in the earthly realm.

 

There is a strong connection between the region of Armenia and apricots, so much so that the scientific name for apricots is "prunus armeniaca", which is Latin for "Armenian plum" (according to wikipedia.org). The Romans also knew the apricot as "the Armenian plum".

 

The word "apricot" is probably derived from a tree mentioned as praecocia by Pliny the Elder, a first century Roman naturalist and natural philosopher. As indicated on wikipedia.org, Pliny describes this tree's fruit as ripening in the summer, earlier than Asiatic peaches, which ripen at the end of autumn, hence, the use of the word "praecocia" for this tree, given that the word "precocious" speaks of something or someone manifesting unusually early development or maturity (as indicated on thefreedictionary.com). This points to people who conceive and promote innovative wisdom way before others do. Such people are men and women ahead of their times, and, when their innovative David wisdom is rejected, they become people born "in the wrong time", and it usually takes years and years for the world to catch up to what they had to share. In such cases, it is more correct to say that the world is the one "behind its time" than to say that these men and women were "ahead of their time", for, had the world been willing to appreciate the investment and sacrifice God made through these sons and daughters of David, the world would be "right on schedule", with no need to go through unnecessary suffering and loss of spiritual potential.

 

{As a parenthesis, I found it rather "curious" that, as the Lord had me reading about apricots and how Pliny the Elder called their tree "praecocia", I was listening to the "In Our Time" programme on BBC Radio 4, which "coincidentally" dealt with Pliny's natural history that very day! What was even more "curious" was that, as I was meditating on why the Lord had set up such a "coincidence", one of the experts participating in the discussion said that Pliny's approach to investigating nature was rather "innovative", and the programme ended almost immediately after that. This was further confirmation in the Spirit that "apricots" and "Armenia" were indeed related to both "Joseph of Arimathaea" and the David spirit of innovative wisdom. You may find the "In Our Time" programme on Pliny at bbc.co.uk.}

 

Interestingly enough, the Chinese phrase "杏壇" (xìng tán) meaning "educational circle" literally means "apricot altar". According to wikipedia.org, this is apparently because Confucius would teach his students in a forum surrounded by the wood of apricot trees. This emphasises the spiritual connection between apricots and the David spirit of innovative wisdom, given that Confucius was an innovative thinker who promoted independent and critical thought and who emphasised morality and deep judgement as the cornerstones of society.

 

Curiously enough, according to marineparents.com, there is a superstition amongst American tank-driving Marines that considers apricots as "bad luck" for tanks. This is why many of them will not eat apricots, allow apricots onto their vehicles, or even say the word "apricot". According to wikipedia.org, this superstition stems from one or more incidents during World War 2 in which Sherman tanks broke down in the presence of apricot tins. The fact that these incident are related to "tins" once again reveals the unusual spiritual connection between apricots and the David spirit of innovative wisdom, since, as we have seen so far, there is a strong connection between "tin" and innovative wisdom. The fact that apricot tins could prevail over Sherman tanks driven by American marines is a figure of how creative wisdom is always superior to stubborn surge-ahead behaviour that depends on brute strength and that is founded on unthinking loyalty to human paradigms and traditions (the way American marines are taught to think). The David spirit of innovative thinking uses the 3rd sword, the sword of the Spirit, and not the 1st sword of material resources or the 2nd sword of emotional cajoling.

 

Ararat innovation

Mount Ararat, the region where Noah's Ark came to rest at the end of the flood, is in the region known as the "Armenian Highland". Even though it is in what is now officially part of Turkey, it was part of Armenia for centuries, so much so that Armenians see it as a major symbol of Armenian nationalism and irredentism (as indicated on wikipedia.org). The name "Ararat" can be translated as "the curse reversed" or "precipitation of curse". Since Armenia is spiritually connected to the David spirit of innovation, Ararat's presence in Armenia therefore reveals the connection between innovative wisdom and the willingness to curse. As we have said before, to "curse" something is to "send it to destruction"; thus, those who want to operate in the spirit of innovation must be willing to "curse unto destruction" the failed paradigms that rule the world around them. If they remain satisfied with the unrighteous status quo, they will be unable to open their minds to the mind of Christ within them and see the concepts and paradigms that will forge God's pure righteousness on Earth. You must be willing to curse unto destruction that which is constantly cursing this world and hindering it in order to stop the Earth's curse. This is why the word "Ararat" can be translated both as "the precipitation of curse" and "the curse reversed".

 

Which Judas?

According to tradition, the Armenian Church was founded by 2 of Yeshua's 12 disciples, Thaddaeus and Bartholomew, who preached the Gospel there between 40 and 60 AD. The apostle Thaddaeus is at times called "Jude" or "Judas" in Scripture, as in verse 22 of the following passage:

 

"19 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?" (John 14:19-22)

 

Notice how Jude was concerned about the Lord's manifestation, as well as wondering why some could receive that manifestation whilst others could not. Notice also how the Holy Spirit makes a concerted effort to differentiate between Judas Thaddaeus and Judas Iscariot. A close study of the Gospels shows that Judas Iscariot believed that Jesus was the promised Messiah, and he followed Him believing that Jesus' kingship was about to be manifested. Judas Iscariot's hope was to remain close enough to Jesus so that, when His kingship was manifested, he would grab a position of great political prominence. Thus, Judas Iscariot was indeed concerned about Jesus's manifestation, but his view of that manifestation was a literal one, just as the Church's is today. And, just like the Church's matriarchal leaders, Judas Iscariot's main motivation for seeing the Lord's manifestation was not out of a disinterested and unquenchable longing to see God's will and judgements ruling over the Earth's spiritual atmosphere; instead, Judas Iscariot wanted to be established in a position of visible importance and authority in the eyes of others. Since he was expecting a literal manifestation (with God and Jesus doing most of the work), it was impossible for him to fathom a spiritual manifestation that could be "visible" to some and not to others. By contrast, the other Judas, Judas Thaddaeus, was interested in learning about a different, more subtle, type of manifestation, and, as the Lord bears out in His answer to Thaddaeus's question, those who love Him and who keep His logos words of judgement will have the Father and the Son abiding in him so that, from him, God's Kingship may issue forth (John 14:23, Luke 17:21).

 

Both times that the apostle Jude is listed with the other 11 apostles, he is placed towards the end of the list; in both cases, he is mentioned right near Judas Iscariot but differentiated from him. This is a figure of how, in the latter days, the days of His kingdom manifestation, the Spirit of God will distinguish between those who self-centredly wait for a literal manifestation à la Judas Iscariot and those who disinterestedly long for a spiritual manifestation à la Judas Thaddaeus. The latter will understand, like Judas Thaddaeus, that the Lord's latter-day manifestation is not imposed from above, but is instead forged through believers in the Spirit. This is why Judas Thaddaeus is mentioned at the end of the list of names of apostles who prayed in the Upper Room so that Pentecost would break out on Earth (Acts 1:13).

 

Curiously enough, Judas Thaddaeus is known as the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes in the catholic Church (as indicated on wikipedia.org). This is no spiritual coincidence. The catholic Church has, throughout recent history, been the largest stronghold of the matriarchal spirit (that is, until the death of its last great whore in 2005). Therefore, she has been one of the strongest forces on Earth against the David spirit of innovative wisdom, for she knows that, when the "New-Covenant technology" finally breaks out, it will mean the end of the "female" soul's matriarchy and the rise to dominion of the "male" Spirit of God. The soul forces behind the catholic Church has acted once and again to turn the remnant's cause into a lost cause and to keep them in a permanent 5th-seal state. Thus, it is to be expected that one of the men most responsible for taking the Gospel to Armenia --- to the land of Ararat "male" cursing, to a land that represents apricot wisdom ripened in the 4th and 5th seals --- would be labelled "the patron saint of lost causes" by the catholic Church.

 

World Cup technology chasm

As the Lord has had me writing this word, the 2010 football World Cup has taken place, and it is no spiritual coincidence that the word "technology" has been mentioned in the news a great deal with regard to this World Cup. FIFA, in typical Saul fashion, has for years been reluctant to implement innovative technology that is already being used in most other major sports around the world, but this reluctance has come to the forefront due to the awful officiating in this World Cup, an example of it being the goal that was denied England in their match against Germany, which could have been called correctly had FIFA been willing to adopt a thing as simple as goal-line technology.

 

The officiating was so awful in this World Cup that it has led to Spain stealing the title through bastard cheaters of low integrity such as Iniesta and Capdevila. The Spaniards, in their typical corrupt fashion (which Latin America has so joyously inherited), were able to cheat during the final match to deny Holland plays. Iniesta (along with Capdevila and Xavi) kept diving on the pitch at the slightest touch, and they were able to manipulate the naive referee into ejecting a Holland player on a foul that never was. By contrast, the Dutch players were trying to dribble through the contact, as on a crucial play during the second half when Robben broke away on his own and was on his way to score, only to be forcefully held by the Spanish defender Puyol. Had Robben been in "Iniesta mode", he would have simply let himself go, and he would have fallen strepitously to the ground at the edge of the penalty box, which would have guaranteed Puyol a second yellow card and an automatic ejection. Instead, Robben did the classy thing and tried to drive through Puyol's strong hold. Unfortunately, Puyol's cheating slowed Robben enough to allow the Spanish goalkeeper to grab the ball just before Robben could shoot it. The naive referee, however, let Puyol's clear foul go, and even yellow-carded Robben for rightfully complaining. Ironically, Iniesta faked a fall in extra time on a play much less dangerous than Robben's, and he fooled the referee into giving the Dutch defender a second yellow card, which led to his ejection. In other words, the Spaniards cheated the referee into punishing the Dutch with the very punishment that they deserved. Once the Dutch were left with 10 men, it cleared up the space that the cheater Iniesta took advantage of to score the "winning" goal a few minutes before the end of the match.

 

I have followed World Cups for over 3 decades, and this is the first time that the issue of cheating and "diving" has been in the forefront the way it has in this World Cup, and this has definitely been the World Cup with the most controversial and deficient refereeing in the tournament's long history. All of this points out the issue of justice and judgements in the world. Even as the Lord has been endeavouring to release the Kingship of His righteous judgements on Earth, the matriarchal Church (exemplified by the religious nation of Spain) has fought tooth and nail to prevent God's judgements taking over the spiritual atmosphere, and the "victory" of unrighteousness in this World Cup is evidence that God's David remnant lack the support required to propel their wisdom into the forefront so that God's judgements may rule. I found it ironic to watch some of the Spanish players (like Pedro, for example) looking up towards heaven during the match, as if praying to their revered "Virgin Mary", only to turn around and fake a foul. The cloud of God's remnant judgements was indeed acting against the Spaniard attackers, confusing them at every turn, like a wind constantly blowing in their faces that prevented them seeing clearly; and, as their frustration grew, they resorted more and more to cheating, because they were willing to win at all costs. Unfortunately, an English referee, who should have been the model of righteous apostolic judgements, chose to fall for the Spaniards' antics instead. If England, which is the epicentre of righteous judgement-making on Earth, remains naively errant in its judgements, what can we expect from the rest of the world? Even as God has placed an enormous pressure on the matriarchal Church and the world to yield to His judgements, the Church and the world continue to say no, and the significant threshold of support on Earth required for the latter rain to burst forth remains beyond reach. The Church and the world remain unwilling to provide a bridge for the remnant so that they may walk across the 5th-seal chasm. As a result, the New-Covenant technology in the hands of God's remnant remains on the other side.

 

{For a feel of the worldwide reaction to the refereeing in the 2010 World Cup, we recommend that you follow these links:

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"Comment: Did Refereeing In South Africa Set A New Standard For Incompetence?" at sports.yahoo.com

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Poll shows majority support video replays at tvnz.co.nz

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter Defends English Referee Howard Webb at sports.yahoo.com

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Referee Webb defends performance after final furore at sports.yahoo.com

 

For a feel of the worldwide focus on cheating in the 2010 World Cup, we recommend that you follow these links:

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Kelly: Cheating pays off at the World Cup at thestar.com

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Thierry Henry must be banned from playing in the 2010 World Cup at telegraph.co.uk

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Why FIFA should kick cheating Capdevila out of the World Cup at mirrorfootball.co.uk

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The Lord is trying to implement an innovative New-Covenant technology on Earth, and, as illustrated by FIFA and this World Cup, humanity remains unwilling to embrace this technology, basically because it exposes unrighteous "plays" in a way that makes the anti-judgement Ham too uncomfortable (this was illustrated by FIFA's immediate ban of replays on the stadiums' giant screens during the matches after they exposed several referee mistakes). Whilst the sons of Ham are dead set against this new technology, the sons of Japheth remain ambivalent about it, and, in doing so, they continue to empower the stalling tactics of Ham that are impeding the coming of the latter rain. As we have said before, Spain (and the Iberian peninsula in general) shall be the last in Europe to receive the fullness of the latter rain. Therefore, their victory in this World Cup is further evidence that the latter rain has been delayed for one more generation.

 

The Cape of Hope Deferred

Spain's tainted World Cup victory in Africa, impelled by the Ammonite Moor spirit (from Africa) within them, is another sad sign that this generation's future is indeed very gloomy, for darkness has prevailed over the light, and unrighteousness has once again been joyously allowed to prevail over unrighteousness. With each passing day, I am becoming more and more convinced that my days are numbered and that spiritual ministries such as this website's are soon to fade into oblivion for yet another season. There are no signs of hope in the spiritual atmosphere that things will change. In the land known for its Cape of "Good Hope", the forces of darkness were allowed to prevail, due to the tacit support from the righteous naive and the enthusiastic support of the staunchly unrighteous.

 

As I watched the World Cup final ending, the Lord prompted me to utter a word of judgement on Spain, for the temporary joy experienced by the Spanish Raquel shall not go "unrecompensed". Therefore, I was not surprised that, on the same night that they "won" the World Cup, Spain was on the news for the injuries in that day's Pamplona run of the bulls. The next day, Spain was on the news again for the 2 dead and over 100 injured in the Spaniards' "victory" celebrations (as posted on yahoo.com). It was no spiritual coincidence that the barbaric 8-day run of the bulls in Pamplona started on 7 July, the same day when Spain had their victory over Germany in the semi-finals (a victory aided by a combination of the Spaniards' diving on the pitch, a sudden flu outbreak amongst the German players, and the woeful tournament refereeing that led to Müller having to miss that match due to yellow-card accumulation). Because of their unrighteous victory over (a naively-conceding) Germany, Spain were able to play in the final, which was played on the 5th day of the Pamplona bull runs. The fact that the Pamplona bulls were running during Spain's 2 unrighteous Final-4 victories is a figure of how Spain, which were intended by God to win 3rd place but not the championship, barrelled their way to the title, impelled by the determined, bull-like inertia of the unrighteous pastoral-matriarchy soul forces on Earth, which remain bent on proving that Ham is not "inferior" to Japheth. Since the number "23" is a "pastoral" number, it is no coincidence that a 23-year-old Irishman fell from a 30-metre (90-foot) high wall and died in Pamplona on the first day of the "festival" (the day prior to the first run) and that a 23-year-old Chilean was seriously gored on the last day of the "festival", with the bull run on that day lasting exactly 4 minutes and 23 seconds. The Irishman's death points to the green-horse manifestation, and the Chilean's goring points to divorce. Therefore, these accidents on the first and last days of the bull-run "festival" is a prophetic figure of God's divorce from the idea of a "green-horse manifestation" in this generation. This is what Spain's World Cup victory sadly represents.

 

{You may read more on the injuries in Pamplona and their connection to the 2010 World Cup at medindia.net, afp.google.com, and thepulse.cl.}

 

The heart of darkness

As I watched the final 8 matches of this World Cup, I could not help but feel a cloud of darkness hanging over the pitch. Obviously, the pitch was well lit in the natural, but, for some reason, I kept perceiving a subtle "dark tinge", as if the screen had a dark but transparent filter pasted over it. Even though I would try to shake that perception off, I would continue to see that gloomy darkness as I watched the matches, and my heart would be filled with a subtle but very real sadness. As I meditated on this, the Lord kept reminding me of the novella "Heart of Darkness" by (Polish-born) British writer Joseph Conrad. As you may know, "Heart of Darkness" tells the story of an Englishman named Charles Marlow who travelled to the Belgian Congo in order to find and return an ivory trader named "Mr. Kurtz" who had become disconnected from civilisation. In his trip along the Congo River, Marlow is exposed to and enveloped by the spirit of darkness in the African continent, a darkness of the human nature that can turn human beings with so many talents into pseudo-humans capable of exhibiting very evil and repugnant behaviour. Spiritually speaking, this darkness is the darkness of Ham, the son of Noah who refused to let go of the soul matriarchy that God was judging through the flood. Through Ham's sons the Canaanites, the soul matriarchy continues to influence and dominate human history, not in the devastating way that it would have had there been no Noah's flood, but in a strong enough way to continue distorting human events and preventing the rise of God's latter-rain kingdom on Earth. Due to their greater willingness to embrace God's judgements, the sons of Shem and the sons of Japheth are more open to accepting God's innovative spiritual paradigms. Even so, they have unwittingly helped Ham's soul matriarchy to remain standing due to their indifference and their naiveté. This naiveté, which is more notorious in Japheth than in Shem, has prompted them to accept Ham's accusation that their success on Earth is because they are "evil" and "exploitative", which denies the fact that their success is due to the inherent worthiness of their cultures. Whether Japheth (and Shem) may want to admit it or not, their lordship over the sons of Ham is actually due to the judgement of God issued through Noah that granted them that dominion (Genesis 9:25-27). The third-world underdeveloped countries are all Hamite and Canaanite in their cultures and their value systems, and it is precisely that Canaanite influence which has led to their own backwardness, poverty, and implosion. Yet, since Canaan hates God's judgements, he constantly looks outwardly to find someone to blame, someone to "pin the tail" on, someone "more evil than himself" who is responsible for his own failure.

 

Shem and Japheth are commanded by God to subjugate the spirit of Ham under their foot until it is destroyed. That is the only way that the physical and cultural descendants of Ham can be liberated from their self-imposed bondage so that they, and all of mankind, may become all that God intended them to be. Unfortunately, Japheth is very susceptible to being guilted into not finishing the destruction of the Hamite spirit (Deuteronomy 20:17), due in large part to the accusation from Ham that he is "self-righteous" and is acting like "Mr. Superior" when he "dares" to judge him. Ham's emotion-centric argument is based on the idea that Japheth feels "superior" as a result of his material and emotional success, without realising that Japheth's prosperity is a result of his value system. Japheth's consistent application of this value system within his culture has had such a profound "gracing" effect that it has even become plastered into his physical appearance and into the physical environments he abides in. Since Ham is unwilling to accept God's judgements against him, he is unwilling to see Japheth's success and evident grace as the result of a more "advanced" value system. Instead, he wickedly turns Japheth's success into an emotional tool to claim that Japheth has turned "better than thou". As long as Ham is allowed a stronghold on Earth to issue unrighteous judgements into the atmosphere that condone his own matriarchal behaviour whilst condemning Japheth's righteousness, God's latter-rain kingdom cannot be manifested. As long as Japheth allows himself to be guilted into artificially praising Ham and rationalising his unrighteousness, God's glory cannot be manifested on Earth. The Lord has given the earth to the sons of men (Psalm 115:16), and, unless the Lord decides to unilaterally wipe out all of humanity from the face of the Earth, He will wait until the men bent towards righteousness are willing to judge unrighteousness unto destruction and are willing to enable God's innovative wisdom to permeate the Earth's atmosphere so that God's judgements may reign supreme. It takes the Joseph-ben-David anointing of innovative wisdom to fully visualise the extent of the darkness in Ham's heart, for only those willing to forge true transformation will be willing to recognise and extirpate the deep sources of evil on Earth. It is no coincidence, therefore, that the writer of the "Heart of Darkness" is named Joseph.

 

{It is worth noting that the Canaanites' belief that their failure is the result of the evil oppression from Japheth (and Shem) makes them very susceptible to the Marxist dogma of "income redistribution", for, at the heart of the "income redistribution" espoused by Korah Marx, is the false sense of "injustice" perceived by Ham. This is why Canaanite Latin America is riddled with "liberation-theology" believers. As we shared some years ago, America has allowed itself to be contaminated with a hideous Canaanite influence that has been flowing for many decades into America from Latin America. This "silent" spiritual influence has accelerated the corrosion of America's value system, slowly turning America from a Japhethite and Shemite nation into a Hamite third-world nation. As this influence has increased, it has been silently eating away at America's prosperity foundation; and it is precisely this spiritual influence which paved the way for the rise to power of spiritual bastards such as barack hussein obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid. This strong connection between their rise to power and the Hamite influence from Latin America is the reason why these bastards have turned amnesty for illegal immigrants into one of the cornerstones of their nefarious agenda.}

 

As the World Cup progressed, it became a spiritual battleground in which the Canaanite forces, impelled by the spirit of Ham, were trying to assert that their cultures are not inferior to those of their hated (European) brother Japheth. At the beginning of the tournament, the Canaanite forces behind the African culture tried to assert their superiority, especially since an African had lied and schemed his way to the presidency of the most powerful Japhethite nation on Earth (the United States of America). However, the African teams fell like flies in the first round (to the surprise of those who were not perceiving the spiritual issues in the background), leaving only Ghana to continue the run (there is a prophetic reason for this; since 2005, the Lord has made me very much aware of the spiritual potential for redemption in Ghana; at present, Ghana is the African nation that has shown the greatest latter-rain righteousness potential, even when that potential remains trapped by much African darkness). The South American teams seemed to dominate the Europeans in the early rounds, but this was a "legacy effect" of Latin America's partial acceptance of the Gospel during the latter half of the 20th century. However, as the people akin to the Latin American spirit of corruption began to brag on their success in the 2010 World Cup, the tide was turned; the Lord exposed their spiritual inferiority, and all the Latin American teams, except one, were unceremoniously dismissed from the tournament in convincing defeats. Once the Japhethite Europeans and the (cheating) Uruguayans were left, something happened, and it was due in great part to the spirit of compromise and naive self-loathing that the Japhethites have allowed into their understanding.

 

The weak traitor within Japheth

I found it interesting that, out of the 3 European teams that reached the semi-finals (Germany, Holland, and Spain), the only one that did not have a significant colonial or immigrant presence deep into sub-Saharan Africa was Spain. In fact, Spain is the only European nation of the 3 that has actually been conquered by forces from Africa in the AD era, as when the Moors from northern Africa invaded and occupied the Iberian Peninsula (i.e.- Spain and Portugal) for nearly 800 years!!! Spain's only sub-Saharan colonial presence lies in the very small country of Equatorial Guinea on the western coast of Central Africa, sandwiched between the much larger nations of Cameroon and Gabon. Equatorial Guinea is so small that it is actually smaller than the U.S. state of Hawaii. By contrast, Germany (as indicated on wikipedia.org) had incursions deep into Africa, having the large colony of German Kamerun (directly above Equatorial Guinea), which is now Cameroon and part of Nigeria. Germany also had the colony of "German East Africa", which is now Rwanda, Burundi, and most of Tanzania, which are around the East African coast, right near the southern island of Madagascar. Germany also had the colony of "German South-West Africa", which is now Namibia, South Africa's north-western neighbour. Another significant German colony is "German Togoland", which is now Togo and the eastern part of Ghana, on the western coast of Africa, to the north of Cameroon. The Dutch may not have had significant "colonial" presence like Germany or Britain, but their presence and influence deep into sub-Saharan Africa is significant and well-known, as illustrated by the presence and influence that Dutch Afrikaners have had in South Africa, even to this day. This Dutch presence arose from the outpost at the Cape of Good Hope established by Jan van Riebeeck of the Dutch East India Company in 1652; this outpost went on to become a full-fledged colony known as "Cape Colony", which was eventually taken over by Britain and went on to become the country of South Africa (as indicated on wikipedia.org).

 

From the above, we can conclude that, whereas Germany and Holland had a deep and lasting effect on Africa, Spain was actually influenced and dominated by it. Therefore, we can say that, if the dark spiritual forces of Africa had a gripe or resentment with any of the 3 European nations in the World Cup's semi-finals, Spain was the nation least susceptible to that resentment. This is why the Spain side, whose European nation most closely embodies everything that is wrong with the Hamites, were able to sneak past the 2 Germanic sides and steal the World Cup. Impelled by the African spiritual forces of Canaanite revenge, Spain were able to overcome the only 2 teams left that represented Japhethite values and the dominance of the more righteous culture of Japheth over the dirty and unrighteous cultures of Ham and his Canaanites. The Latin American unrighteous rejoiced as they saw Spain "win", for they saw it as a vindication of the "Hispanic" spirit over the "self-aggrandised whites", even when Spain, a nation of whites, exploited them to no end whilst they were under her foot, and even when Spain remains one of the most racist and unwelcoming nations towards Latin Americans in all of Europe. Despite all of this, Latin Americans were interested in somehow seeing their Hamite culture vindicated against the morally superior culture of Japheth, and contaminated Spain was the closest thing they had to represent them once all the Latin American sides were shown the door by the sons of Japheth.

 

Spain's tainted victory, enabled by the English referee's refusal to perceive malice in the Spaniards' attitude, illustrates the fact that the sons of Japheth are yet unwilling and unable to take over and curse the sons of Ham's cultures unto destruction. Thus, the pastoral matriarchy spirit (which depends on Ham remaining loose) seems on its way to enduring one more generation and to cause more and more of its spiritual destruction. Spain's victory was cause for celebration amongst those who uphold the pastoral matriarchy spirit on Earth. Therefore, it is no spiritual coincidence that, as the Lord has had us finishing this word, one of the biggest news, both in America and in Europe, has been michelle obama's trip to Spain. Out of all the nations on Earth that "michelle antoinette" obama (m.a.o.) could have picked for her lavish and over-the-top holiday, she chose Spain. Considering her exaggerated sense of "racial injustice" against blacks, it is rather odd that she would have picked a nation as racist as Spain. Unbeknownst to many, the U.S. State Department kept a travel advisory that strongly discouraged "Afro-Americans" from travelling to Spain due to the potential discrimination and mistreatment that they could expect if they did travel to Spain. Interestingly enough, this travel advisory was lifted prior to michelle antoinette's trip to Spain, in part as a "diplomatic gesture" and in part to avoid a potential scrutiny of the trip along racial lines by the race-obsessed liberal media in America. Why would a woman so paranoid and embittered by the ghosts of racism past feel so comfortable travelling to a nation (of whites) so overtly racist towards blacks, so racist that that the U.S. Department would have a travel advisory warning of it? Why? Because the matriarchal spirit of Ham wanted its current "queen representative" on Earth to go to Spain to "thank" that nation in person for vindicating her before that evil judge Japheth. As the naive king of Spain gladly bowed to kiss the hand of a woman who is more "African" than she will ever be "American", it was as if the African forces of darkness that had been so active during the first-ever World Cup in Africa were saying,

You, my Japhethite Judas, were the only European nation that was willing to bow before me and my Hamite crown. Because you were willing to sell your soul to me, I have given you dominion in the football arena over all the other nations on Earth. By bowing before me, you, oh son of Japheth, proved to that pesky and loathsome remnant of God that you, Japheth, shall serve me, Ham, and not the other way around. I congratulate you for proving the God of Israel and that hideous monster Noah wrong. Because of you, my darkness remains alive over the light of your Japhethite brothers. Because of you, the God of Shem could not have a total victory, and he remains enclosed in the closet of my darkness for yet another generation!! Enjoy your Cup!! Enjoy what I in my mercy have granted unto you."

 

The overreaching Asher opportunists

It is worth noting that the only rescuable element from the Spanish team is David Villa. Throughout the tournament, he exhibited a constant determination to play with fairness. Even when he could have dived on the pitch on multiple occasions, he always chose to remain on his feet when the defender was truly not fouling him. Humanly speaking, he is the only reason why Spain made it to the semi-finals, scoring 5 of the 6 Spaniard goals prior to the semi-finals (as described on guardian.co.uk). It was within God's will for Spain to make it to the semi-finals, and it was no coincidence that the player who single-handedly took them there was named David, for the wisdom that will forge God's desired success in these latter days is the innovative wisdom from His David spirit. The fact that the Lord was "OK" with Spain making it to the semi-finals is emphasised by all the times that He has had us speak of Spain in the context of a 5th-seal remnant "travelling" (in sadness) over the last 2 years (a fact that Korah is mocking by making michelle antoinette obama travel to Spain). Once in the semi-finals, however, Spain was intended to admit righteous defeat at the hands of the (better) Germanic sides as God's perfect righteousness was fully enabled; this is why David Villa did not score again once Spain got to the semi-finals. David Villa's connection to God's remnant righteousness is further confirmed by his personal life. As indicated on wikipedia.org, David Villa is a noble person who offers himself for many charitable activities, and the fact that he is from Asturias has deep prophetic significance, as illustrated by the fact that Asturias (near Galicia) is different from most of Spain because it is a territory with a strong "Celtic" influence (as indicated on wikipedia.org). For some reason, the Lord began to speak to my heart about Asturias ever since 1986, and, as the years have passed, I have come to understand (somewhat) my strong personal connection to that territory, a connection that I am not at liberty to share at this time.

 

A close study of the racial makeup of the human species reveals that there are 11 different "racial" or "ethnic" groups, with each group corresponding to one of the tribes of Israel (for some reason, the tribe of Benjamin is like a "wildcard" tribe that does not quite fit into any one of the 11 groups). The sons of Japheth comprise the 5 tribes listed below:

 

Tribe European "ethnic" group Approximate description

(there is much intermingling in real life)

Reuben The Slavs The Russians and people from many Eastern European nations
Dan The Nordics The Scandinavians
Naphtali The Germanics A significant portion of the Germans, the Dutch, the Czechs, and other peoples in Central and Eastern Europe (many of these peoples are intermingled with the "Nordics"). The English people also have a strong "Germanic" impartation. The French also have some influence from this group.
Gad The Celts The Scottish, the Welch, the Irish, and some small groups along north-western Europe
Asher The "Latins" The Italians, the Spaniards, the Portuguese, and a significant portion of the French.

* "Dan" and "Naphtali" (i.e.- the Nordics and the Germanics) are very closely linked (Genesis 30:1-8); there is also a strong link (Genesis 30:9-13) between "Gad" and "Asher" (i.e.- the Celts and the "Latins"), even though this connection is not as strong as the one between Dan and Naphtali.

 

As we have studied before, the rise of Gad and Asher is related to the galloping of the black horse, and the relevance of Dan and Naphtali is related to the galloping of the green horse. Therefore, when the Netherlands (a "Naphtali" team) faced up against Spain (an "Asher" team) in the World Cup final, it was a battle to determine whether the world would finally embrace the green-horse remnant or remain trapped in black-horse stagnation. Interestingly enough, the name "Assyria" is derived from the name "Asher". Therefore, Spain's connection to Asher also points to the following passage:

 

"5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. 6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. 7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few. 8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings? 9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus? 10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria; 11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols? 12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks. 13 For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man: 14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped. 15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood. 16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire. 17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day; 18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth. 19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them. 20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth 21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God." (Isaiah 10:12-21)

 

Notice how the Lord declares that He was the One who gave Assyria the authority to attack and inflict damage upon the people of Israel. Assyria, however, did not understand the boundaries of the victory she was granted, and she tried to "take the whole cake", and not just the slices she was given. That is why God pronounced judgement upon her, a judgement that was manifested a short time later (Isaiah 36-37). In the same way, "Asherite" Spain has "earned" herself a judgement from God for abusing the opportunity that God granted her. As we said above, Spain was granted the opportunity to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in its history, and it was granted the opportunity to win 3rd place in righteousness (on account of its "green" Japhethite connection). Once it got to the semi-finals, however, Spain became greedy, and she saw the door to "take it all", a door made for her by the dark forces of Ham (as well as the naiveté of Japheth). As with a thief who celebrates the spoils of his heist, Spain's joy over her World Cup shall be but for a short season, with far more heartache coming her way than that short-lived joy was worth.

 

The Latin American scourge

The Latin American teams were exhibiting great success in the initial stages of the tournament, to the point that they were able to place one South American team in each of the 4 quarterfinal matches. This "success" was a spiritual reflection of how Latin America had been blessed by the Gospel, receiving it up to a certain point. However, due to its "Latino-culture" attachment to the pastoral matriarchy spirit, it was unwilling to move past that point, for which reason their apparent domination of the World Cup fizzled into nothingness in a couple of days, with powerhouses Brazil and Argentina getting bounced out with ease by the 2 Germanic teams, and with (matriarchy-stronghold) Paraguay losing to Spain in a very difficult match. Since Spain is infected with a similar spirit as Paraguay's, it was the only European team in the quarterfinals that struggled to beat their South American opponent; they were forced to stop a penalty kick (provoked by one of the many cheating actions by Spanish defender Piqué), and their only goal came late in the match on a shot by David Villa that hit the right goalpost and then travelled along the goal line before hitting the left goalpost and finally going in; it was as if that ball was refusing to go in, and it went in only because of a spiritual pressure from God's remnant that could not be contained.

 

The only South American side to survive the quarterfinals were Uruguay, but only because they were the only South American team that did not to face a European opponent. Playing against Ghana, the only African team left in the tournament, the Uruguayans resorted to faking fouls and other cheating tactics, which helped keep the match a scoreless draw. The match then went into extra time, and, as the remnant's spiritual pressure on Uruguay mounted relentlessly, Ghana was finally able to stage an attack at the last minute of extra time that led to one of Ghana's players shooting at the Uruguayan goal inside the penalty box, with the goalkeeper and all the other defenders beaten. An Uruguayan attacker named Luis Suarez, however, was standing at the goal line as the ball was headed for the back of his net, and he deliberately stuck his arms out as if he were the goal keeper and prevented the ball going in. He was promptly ejected for his dirty little deed, and a penalty kick was awarded to Ghana. Unfortunately, the Ghanaian player succumbed to the spiritual pressure of the moment and missed the kick. To make things worse, as the dirty Latin American thief Suarez was being escorted to the changing room, he turned back to watch the penalty kick, and he unashamedly rejoiced at the Ghanaian's miss. Had the Ghanaian player made the relatively straightforward kick, Uruguay would have been eliminated, thus ridding the tournament of all Latin American presence. Since he missed, however, the extra time period ended in a draw, and the match went to a penalty shootout. By then, the Ghanaian players were way too exhausted, too demoralised, too nervous to stand their ground, and the corrupt Uruguayan team was able to advance to the semi-finals. As I was watching that match in the first half, the Lord said to me, "3 out of 4". Since that was the second quarterfinal match being played, I began to wonder whether God meant "3 out of the 4 Latin American teams will pass" or "3 out of the 4 Latin American teams will be overcome". I was saddened to consider that not all 4 Latin American teams would get eliminated, so I decided to "ignore" those words for a moment, hoping that they meant something else. As it turned out, 3 out of the 4 teams were blown off, with Uruguay cheating its way through, taking advantage of the spiritual weakness of the only African team in the quarterfinals. It is worth noting that the Latin American scoundrel Suarez was so proud of his cheating handball that he declared to the press that he now owned the "hand of God". Cursed be the Latin American bastards who boast of their unrighteous "cleverness", and cursed be Suarez and all the Latin American whores who blaspheme the name of God, boldly proclaiming that He condones their unrighteousness and that He is "on their (filthy) side".

 

{Just to give you a "taste" of the corrupted nature of the Latin American culture, consider the following news event that the Lord allowed to surface as we have been writing this word: A Paraguayan football (soccer) player literally tried to choke a referee during a match in Chile's second division because the referee "dared" to judge him with a second yellow card after a violent tackle (as described on sports.yahoo.com). Even after his gruesome behaviour, the Paraguayan player callously said to reporters, "I'm not the least bit sorry", which reveals the Canaanite refusal by the matriarchal Latin American culture to accept righteous judgements against it. Instead of repenting, Latin America continues to charge on with its current behaviour and value system, like an out-of-control bull at Pamplona. This is why Latin America is condemned to remain a second-class culture forever. The fact that this player was from Paraguay is no spiritual coincidence. As we have shared before, Paraguay is the epicentre of the pastoral matriarchy spirit in South America (it's no wonder that Paraguay is called "the Heart of [South] America" due to its geographical location, as indicated on wikipedia.org). The fact that this violent and self-righteous player is named "José Pedroso" is somewhat ironic, for it reveals that the Latin American version of "Joseph" is a pathetic version that has nothing of the innovative Joseph-ben-David wisdom that we have studied in this word. If you wish to watch this Paraguayan's "exemplary" public behaviour, it is available on YouTube for all to judge.}

 

The weight of the world (cup)

As we said above, the Lord said to my heart "3 out of 4" as I was watching and praying over the second World Cup quarterfinal match. This once again points to how the faithful remnant believers have been forced to carry a spiritual burden that they were not supposed to carry on their own. As others have simply stepped aside and failed to fulfil their spiritual responsibility, they have allowed unrighteous enemies to "filter through the cracks", thus enabling 1/4 of the enemies to survive God's assault on them. This is why, despite ardent prayer and Ghana's opportunity to defeat the Uruguayans at the last minute of extra time, the Uruguayans were still able to sneak through. At the end of that match's extra time, I felt spiritually exhausted (and annoyed for some reason), and I was unable to gather my thoughts and pray properly before the Ghanaian player hastily made his errant penalty kick. By contrast, as the Lord had me praying through the other 3 quarterfinals, I could perceive a stronger wind "blowing on my sails", so to speak, and, with the exception of the Spain-Paraguay match, victory was relatively easier.

 

As I prayed through the Holland-Spain final, I could feel a strong wind of resistance, and I remember that, around minute 100 (i.e.- 10 minutes into extra time), I said to the Lord, "Lord, I am too tired; I cannot pray anymore", and, it was 5 or 6 minutes later that the thief Iniesta scored his ill-gained goal. Even though I continued praying until the end of the match, I just did not have the strength to break through. That is when I realised that the World Cup was illustrating how the faithful remnant had been left to fend for themselves. A football (soccer) match that goes into extra time lasts 120 minutes, i.e.- 90 minutes of regular time plus 30 minutes of extra time). Thus, if such a match were split into 4 quarters, each quarter would last 30 minutes, meaning that the 90 minutes of regular time would be the equivalent of 3 quarters, and the 30 minutes of extra time would represent the 4th quarter. Therefore, we can say that the faithful remnant were able to hold the fort for the first 3 quarters (i.e.-regular time), keeping victory within reach; but, once the "match" went into extra time (i.e.- the 4th quarter), there was absolutely nothing they could do, and it was up to the others who had abdicated their responsibility to finally step up and carry their share of the burden. Unfortunately, the others remained double-souled, so the burden was left "unborne" and the match was lost. This is what happened in the spiritual "match" being waged in the Earth's spiritual atmosphere, which was reflected in the natural realm in the Ghana-Uruguay and Holland-Spain matches that went into extra time.

 

San Jose Sharks

As we shared at the beginning, the Lord made us aware of the spiritual connection between "Joseph" and "sharks" through the "San Jose Sharks" hockey team that plays in the NHL. A look into this team's history reveals many spiritual correlations with what we have said so far and with America's current spiritual situation. As indicated on wikipedia.org, the "Bay Area" in northern California (which includes the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose) was already home to an NHL team prior to the arrival of the San Jose Sharks. This previous team, which played in Oakland between 1967 and 1976, was first known as the "California Seals", changing its name to the "Oakland Seals" before settling into its final name of "California Golden Seals". This points to the contrast between "sea lions" and "sharks" discussed earlier. The pastoral matriarchy has labelled the true "sea dogs" (i.e.- seals) as "sea lions", and has labelled the true "sea lions" (i.e.- sharks) as "sea dogs", for it has a totally distorted understanding of God's lion judgements. Therefore, we can say that the Bay Area's original team represents the pastoral matriarchy's version of "righteous" judgements, which are Canaanite (i.e.- "dog-like" and emotional) in nature. Even when the pastoral matriarchy tries to place the label of "golden" (i.e.- "laden with God's glory") on its judgements, they remain inherently flawed and laden with spiritual failure. Therefore, it is not surprising that the "Golden Seals" were a total failure in their 9 seasons in the Bay Area, not only at the ticket box but on the ice, compiling a record of 182 wins, 401 losses, and 115 ties (as indicated on wikipedia.org), which yields a paltry winning percentage of 34.3%. This means that, on average, out of every 35 points, they would win exactly 12 points and lose 23. As we have said before, the number "12" is a number of government, and it also points to the spiritual age of "12", the age at which a believer must break from the temporary "control" of the maternal pastoral endowment in order to fully develop as a spirit being under the direct Lordship of the Father. Since the number "23" is a "pastoral number", the Golden Seals' 12-23 losing clip over 9 seasons is a figure of the spiritual failure induced by a government based on pastoral judgements and by the unwillingness of people to fully break away from the "female" tyranny of the soul and into the government of God's "male" Spirit. The fact that the Golden Seals did not make it to 10 seasons in the NHL is a figure of how those under the pastoral matriarchy are unable and unwilling to provide the Lord with the transforming tithe that He requires for Level-2 righteousness. The fact that the Golden Seals failed to make the playoffs in 7 of its 9 seasons is a figure of how all of the 7 evil spirits (i.e.- the full spectrum of unrighteousness) are able to take hold of those who remain under the "covering" of the pastoral seals (Luke 11:24-26), and the 2 solitary playoff appearances (at the very beginning of the franchise's history), with no third appearance, are a figure of how those under the pastoral matriarchy are capable of calling Yeshua "Lord" twice, but not thrice, recognising His Lordship at the mental and emotional levels, but not at the heart level (i.e.- the level at which you surrender the will of your entire life unto Him).

 

The California Golden Seals eventually moved to Cleveland, where the team received even less support, making their financial woes even worse. This forced them to merge with the Minnesota North Stars, who were also struggling financially at the time. Regretting their move to the Great Lakes region, the Gunds, who were the owners of the Golden Seals (now part of the Minnesota North Stars), wanted to return to the Bay Area. Around that time, however, the owner of the Hartford Whalers was also trying to get an expansion team for the San Jose area, where a new arena was being built. Since the NHL did not want Minnesota to lose its team, a compromise was reached in which the Gunds would sell their share of the North Stars to the Whalers' owner and his group, and the Gunds would be allowed to start a new franchise in San Jose. The deal also allowed the North Stars to share as equal partners in the expansion draft for the new San Jose team.

 

Oddly enough, the wintry northern region of Minnesota, which is fanatical about the sport of hockey, remained indifferent to the North Stars, forcing Minnesota's owner Norm Green to eventually move to, all of places, the hot and muggy southern city of Dallas, where they lost the "North" in their name, becoming the "Dallas Stars" (as indicated on wikipedia.org). The fact that the birth of the San Jose Sharks is historically connected to this move has prophetic significance. As we have shared before, Dallas symbolises the Bible-Belt spirit of ministerial reverence that was instrumental in enabling America's 4-year revival delay (the big "D"elay). As we have also said before, Minnesota was the 32nd state admitted into the American Union, and the number "32" speaks of the pre-eminence of the 3 "male" ministries over the 2 "female" ministries. And, as we have also shared before, the "cold north", when used in the context of God's remnant, points to the spirit of Godly judgements that are based on the "cold", hard, and unembroidered truth instead of soulish emotionalism. Putting all of this together, we can conclude that the Minnesota North Stars' move to Dallas due to low support, along with the fact that they lost the word "North" in their name, is a figure of how the believers in America who were supposed to forge the rise to "32" pre-eminence of the "male" Spirit over the "female" soul were indifferent to the opportunity before them. They became hesitant and doubtful when they realised the "coldness" that God's non-compromising green-horse remnant were coming with, and, by not acting, these hesitant and doubting believers silently rejected God's visitation, caving in instead to the spirit of "ministerial reverence" that dares not offend too much, especially when it comes to "offending" the current "authority" figures and paradigms beyond a certain point. As all of this happened, the remnant were forced into a prolonged stay in the 5th-seal Joseph stage. All of this explains why the birth of the San Jose Sharks is historically related to the Minnesota North Stars' move to Dallas.

 

Interestingly enough, the San Jose Sharks were forced to play their first two seasons (1991-1993) in an old arena outside of San Francisco that is widely known as "The Cow Palace" (according to wikipedia.org). As we have shared before, "cows" point to the 2 "female" ministries of pastor and teacher, and, as we have also shared before, 5th-seal believers trapped in Sheol hibernation assume a pastor-teacher role in "female" weakness as they await and long for God's vindicating vengeance. Interestingly enough, the "Cow Palace" had been rejected by the NHL 24 years earlier, in 1967, when it was proposed as a site for the California Seals. This earlier rejection of the "Cow Palace", along with its temporary approval 24 years later, is a figure of how the pastor-teacher combination enacted by the soul matriarchy is rejected by God but becomes acceptable unto the Lord once it is enacted in obedience to the Spirit by the faithful 5th-seal remnant. As we saw earlier, the 5th-seal remnant starts "shifting" from a role of pastor-teacher "female" weakness to a role of "apostle-prophet" shark aggressiveness in the heavenlies, especially as the 5th-seal hibernation drags on unnecessarily.

 

Walking on the sea

In the dream that prompted this word, the dreamer and another person were walking on the ocean's waters with the aid of the sharks who were swimming underneath their feet. This points to the following passage:

 

"25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. 34 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased; 36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole." (Matthew 14:25-36)

 

Notice how the "walking on water" incident happened during the "4th watch". This points to the "4th quarter" that we have been sharing on. Notice also that, when the passage refers to Jesus walking, it uses the phrase "walking on the sea" (v25, 26), and that, when it refers to Peter walking, it uses the phrase "walked on the water" (v29). There is a prophetic reason for this. The word "sea" is translated from the Greek word thalassa, which is apparently derived from the word hals meaning "salt" (since the sea is comprised of salty water). As evidenced by the Dead Sea, salty water is denser than fresh water, and, as we have shared before, "salt" is intimately related in Scripture with the making of judgements (the Dead Sea's saltiness is a testament to the judgement that God executed on Sodom and Gomorrah, which once stood by its shores). Thus, the fact that Jesus is described as "walking on the sea" means that Jesus could walk on the water because He stood on the denseness of righteous judgements; He was willing to walk in the supernatural, Earth-transforming judgements of God, and, as a result, He could walk at an "innovative" level not achievable through natural means. By contrast, Peter is described as walking on "water", meaning that, even though he was willing to walk in the supernatural, he was not well-founded on God's judgements. This is why he became (pastorally) susceptible to the environment around it and was eventually overcome by it. Those who are unwilling to walk in and execute the judgements of God are unfit for the 4th watch. Though they may be willing and sympathetic to the remnant (as Peter was to Jesus), the believers who are doubtful and suspicious of the judgement nature of God will inevitably sink as they seek to exercise the dominion of God on Earth. As we have shared before, "walking" is spiritually related to the authority to exercise judgements (apostolically) and to conquer (evangelistically), and you cannot walk and conquer the Earth unto God unless you are willing to walk on the foundation of God's judgement salt.

 

As indicated in the passage above, the Lord and His disciples arrived in the land of Gennesaret after He had walked on the sea, where, according to the King James version, all those who touched Him were "made perfectly whole" (v36). The phrase "made perfectly whole" was mistranslated from the Greek word diasozo, which literally means "to preserve through danger, save out of danger, keep from perishing", and is derived from the word sozo, which is used throughout the New Testament when referring to "salvation". Since the ministry most directly related to "salvation" is the evangelistic ministry, and the evangelistic endowment is one of conquest, we can conclude that Yeshua was exercising a strong evangelistic anointing that was so comprehensive that it permeated the entire atmosphere of that region. This emphasises the spiritual connection between God's judgement salt and the conquest of the Earth unto Him.

 

{Fellow believer, it is no spiritual coincidence that the land of Pakistan has been suffering epic flooding as the Lord has had us writing this word on "walking on water". According to wikipedia.org, the name "Pakistan" literally means "land of the pure". Noah was pure (Genesis 6:9), and he was not swept away by the flood. Through the tekton wisdom that God imbued him with, he built an ark that allowed him to "walk" on that water as others drowned, safely reaching Armenian Ararat in the process. By contrast, those in the "land of the pure" are being exposed as being unable to "walk on water". This is a literal manifestation in the natural realm of a Church that is PINO ("pure" in name only).}

 

Musical thrones of expansion

Interestingly enough, the word "Gennesaret" literally means "harps", and is derived from the Hebrew word kinnowr meaning "harp", which is "coincidentally" used in verses 16 and 23 of the following passage:

 

"13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. 14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. 15 And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee. 16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well. 17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me. 18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him. 19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep. 20 And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul. 21 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer. 22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight. 23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him." (1 Samuel 16:13-23)

 

Notice how the "harp" points to David, which correlates with all that we have shared so far regarding sharks, "Joseph", and the innovative wisdom of God. As we have studied so far, Saul represents the spirit of "conventional wisdom", i.e.- the spirit that stymies the innovative thinking and judgement of God. The evil spirit that tormented Saul was a consequence of Saul's unwillingness to walk in God's innovative wisdom. As shown by 1 Samuel 15, Saul was unwilling to walk in the "salty" water of God's judgements when he refused to execute the extermination judgement that the spirit of God had ordained against Amalek, for which reason the kingdom was stripped from him. Those who walk in the David spirit of innovative wisdom are not "comfortable" with the status quo; therefore, they are willing to do all that is required to exterminate it so that God's newness may be forged. Saul was so comfortable in the conventional that he refused to walk on God's "salty" water of judgements, and he was therefore cast off into the furnace of Old-Covenant death and was punished with an evil spirit that tormented him until the day he died.

 

The innovative idea to use harp music to ameliorate Saul's torment did not come from Saul but from his servants, and he only gave in to it because he could not bear the torment any longer. This inability to bear the torment is a figure of God's punishment upon the Sauls who make the spiritual burden unbearable for God's remnant; the faithful may carry the burden up to 3 quarters, and the Saul spirit of conventional "wisdom" does nothing but convince those who are required to carry the last quarter not to fulfil their duty, which causes the entire burden to become "unsustainable" for the faithful.

 

The fact that the people around Saul knew of David's harp playing means that he was rather adept at it. As those of you who play or may have tried to play a musical instrument, gaining proficiency with an instrument requires learning many techniques that have been developed over the course of many, many years. In that sense, therefore, we can say that musical ability requires the absorption of much musical "technology", which correlates with all that we have said earlier regarding "technology". Thus, when Saul was being pacified from his disquieting by David's harp, he was receiving an impartation of innovative "musical technology" from David.

 

As we said above, the word "harp" in 1 Samuel 16 was translated from the Hebrew word kinnowr. Except for two appearances in the book of Genesis, this word is not used in Scripture before 1 Samuel, which shows its strong connection to David, Samuel, and everything that we have shared throughout this word. The first time kinnowr appears in Scripture is in the following verse:

 

"And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ." (Genesis 4:21)

 

The name "Jubal", which only appears once in Scripture, literally means "stream", and is derived from the Hebrew verb yabal meaning "to bear, carry". This once again emphasises the spiritual connection we have seen so far between the "bearing of burdens" and the "shark" spirit of innovative wisdom (this is the reason why sharks were the ones bearing the weight of the people walking on the sea in the dream). Interestingly enough, the first time that the word yabal starts appearing in Scripture is in the book of Job, the book about the man who bore a heavy torment for a prolonged period of time. The word yabal appears a total of 3 times in the book of Job, and, in all 3 cases, it is used by Job in a rather specific context:

 

"19 I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave. 20 Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, 21 Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; 22 A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 10:19-22)

[The word "carried" in verse 19 was translated from yabal]

 

"30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath. 31 Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he hath done? 32 Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb. 33 The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him. 34 How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?" (Job 21:30-34)

[The phrase "brought forth" in verse 30 and the word "brought" in verse 32 were both translated from yabal]

 

Notice how the word yabal is used by Job in the context of being carried to Sheol and judgement. This correlates with the 5th-seal remnant who are carried to Sheol and with the remnant who, in a sense, carry the unrighteous and present them before God for judgement.

 

Oddly enough, the word yabal also appears in verse 9 of Jeremiah 31, where it is mistranslated as "lead":

 

"They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn." (Jeremiah 31:9)

 

This is no spiritual coincidence, given that the Lord has had us meditating on Jeremiah 31 in the context of this word. As you may recall, Jeremiah 31 is where the Lord speaks of Rachel's children being slaughtered in Ramah, and it is also where He prophesies of a new covenant between Himself and His people. Thus, we can once again see the spiritual connection between the word yabal and the David spirit of innovative wisdom (since the Ramah massacre is related to Joseph-ben-David). It is through "weeping" and through "supplications" that the people called by His name shall be "carried" out (yabal) of the Old Covenant darkness and into the novelty of God's innovative New-Covenant "technology". The remnant have been doing this required "weeping" and these "supplications", to the point of weeping their way to Sheol, from where they continue their supplication in 5th-seal cries for vindicating vengeance on the enemies of God.

 

The fact that "Jubal" means "stream" also emphasises a spiritual principle that has made its subtle presence throughout this word. As we have seen earlier, there is a strong connection between electromagnetism and the David spirit of innovative wisdom. Electromagnetic fields create invisible streams in the atmosphere along which electrons and other matter can be easily transported. Thus, we can say that those with the David spirit of innovative wisdom are able to discern the invisible "streams" in the physical and/or spiritual atmosphere and are able to flow in those streams in order to produce extraordinary results. This is the spiritual reason why the dream includes surfers riding waves and why the dreamer felt a sense of "amazement" as she beheld the surfers, for "amazement" is produced when you witness extraordinary results.

 

Harps are played by plucking strings that cause invisible waves of different frequencies to travel across the air. Thus, harp playing illustrates how innovative wisdom implies working with the invisible forces and streams in the atmosphere to produce a desired result. Interestingly enough, one of the avant-garde theories on the nature of the universe, called "superstring theory", portrays the fundamental particles that make up matter as "strings" that vibrate at different frequencies. It is as if these particles arise from someone plucking these strings and causing them to vibrate at various frequencies. We can say, therefore, that "superstring theory" visualises the universe as arising from someone playing a "harp" with all of these strings.

 

Speaking of superstring theory, it is worth noting something that the Lord has emphasised in my heart as He has had us writing this word. As indicated on wikipedia.org, the deepest problem in theoretical physics has been to harmonise the theory of general relativity, which explains the universe at a macro scale, with quantum mechanics, which describes the universe at the atomic scale. Whereas general relativity is efficient at describing gravitational force, quantum mechanics (which is probability-based) is efficient at describing the other 3 fundamental forces of the universe (electromagnetic force, strong nuclear force, and weak nuclear force). When people have tried to generalise quantum mechanics to explain gravitational fields, it has resulted in a theory that produces infinite probabilities, which renders the theory useless. The fact that quantum mechanics can only explain 3 out of the 4 fundamental forces of the universe correlates with the fact that the faithful remnant are only allowed to bear "3 out of 4 quarters". The small but faithful remnant can set everything in place at the fundamental, atomic scale, but, in order for their work to expand and overtake the Earth on a macro scale, there must be a "critical mass" of "sympathetic believers" willing to carry the burden during the 4th and final quarter. This is the spiritual reason why the gravitational force, which governs masses and operates on a macro scale, is the only force that falls outside the realm of quantum theory.

 

It is worth noting that each of the 4 fundamental forces in physics correlate with the 4 "spiritual faces" in Scripture:

 

Fundamental force Spiritual face Ministry endowment Explanation
Strong nuclear force Lion Apostle This force keeps nuclei together, "actively forcing" the protons and neutrons to remain joined. Since the nucleus is the atom's core, we can therefore say that this force is a core (i.e.- foundational) force that keeps atoms together, thus allowing matter to maintain its "substance". Thus, it correlates with the apostolic anointing of judgements, since God only builds on righteous foundations, and judgements are what forge God's righteousness.
Weak nuclear force Eagle Prophet This force keeps electrons circling around the nucleus, meaning that it operates at a "distance", as opposed to the strong nuclear force, which operates "up close". According to wikipedia.org, this type of force violates the symmetry law of "parity conservation" that the other forces do not violate. Because of this, a theory was developed that explained this symmetry by arguing that this force only acts on "left-handed" particles. The fact that it operates at a relative "distance", the fact that it violates the norms of symmetry respected by the other forces, and the fact that it is left-handed in its nature all point to the left-handed prophetic ministry that is always inclined to defy "traditional protocol". Together with the (apostolic) strong nuclear force, this (prophetic) force are the foundational forces that give its full shape to the atom (Ephesians 2:20).
Electromagnetism Ox Evangelist Of the 3 "invisible" forces that operate at the atomic level, this is the most expansive and the one that produces the strongest effects and consequences on the atmosphere around it. Therefore, it points to the evangelistic anointing of expansive conquest.
Gravity Man Pastor & Teacher This is the only force that does not operate at the atomic level, and it is the only force that operates a level visible with the "naked eye". Therefore, it points to the least "supernatural" of the 4 spiritual faces, the "Man Face", along with its 2 "female" ministries of pastor and teacher.

 

{For more information on quantum theory and "foundational physics", we strongly recommend the informative audio programmes on the "Big Bang" available on BBC Radio 4.}

 

{For some reason, the Lord just directed my heart to the "Fantastic 4" comic-book characters, and, oddly enough, these characters correlate perfectly with the 4 fundamental interactions in the natural realm. The "Human Torch" character correlates with the "strong nuclear force" and to the "Lion" face of judgements because of the "fiery" nature of God's judgements. The "Invisible Woman" character correlates with the "weak nuclear force" and with the prophetic ministry, given that prophets are God's "stealth operators". Thus, it is no coincidence that the "Human Torch" and the "Invisible Woman" are siblings, given that the apostolic and prophetic endowments often work as a tag-team pair. The "Mister Fantastic" character correlates with "electromagnetism" and with the evangelistic ministry of expansion, as evidenced by this character's ability to "stretch" himself; it is no coincidence, either, that this character is a scientist who understands electromagnetism. The character known as "The Thing" correlates with "the force of gravity", as evidenced by his bulkiness; according to wikipedia.org, this character was intended to be "the heavy" one in terms of personality, which emphasises its connection to gravity. Having said all of this, it must be noted that, despite the perfect correlation between the "Fantastic 4" characters and the 4 fundamental forces, their personalities do not correlate with their corresponding ministries and spiritual faces.}

 

The personal struggle turned public

The name "Gennesaret" used in Matthew 14:34 is a modified form of the Hebrew name "Chinneroth". This name is used in Scripture to refer both to the Sea of Galilee and to a town and district in Naphtali near the Sea of Galilee (this is the region referred to as the "land of Gennesaret" in Matthew 14:34). The fact that this region corresponds to the tribe of Naphtali has prophetic significance. As we have shared before, "Naphtali" points to the internalised struggle that God's green-horse riders go through, a struggle that those around them are generally unable to perceive or comprehend. As we studied before, this lonely internalised struggle is spiritually portrayed in the book of Habakkuk, whose final chapter (chapter 3) ends with a strong and overt reference to this struggle. The fact that Habakkuk ends in "chapter 3", emphasises how the remnant are embroiled in a lonely struggle for "3 quarters", with help expected to arrive in the final quarter. In the final quarter, the remnant are no longer expected to say "my fight" (i.e.- "Naphtali"). Instead, the struggle is intended to become "our corporate assault" on the pastoral matriarchy to overthrow it and curse it unto utter destruction. Thus, the fact that, after walking on the sea, the Lord landed in a place spiritually associated with Naphtali points to how "walking on the sea" is spiritually connected to the green horse of the Apocalypse (the 4th seal) and its subsequent stage (the 5th seal).

 

Peter's failure to walk on the sea prior to Yeshua's arrival in Gennesaret illustrates the difficulty that most, including those who are sympathetic to the remnant, will have in understanding the spiritual walk across the 4th and 5th seals. Notice that it was only after the disciples were forced to face their failure to understand and recognise the fullness of the God-nature in man (Matthew 14:33) that they were able to complete their journey to the land of Gennesaret:

 

"Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God." (Matthew 14:33)

 

When the disciples recognised the God-nature in the son of man, the gravitational force of Yeshua's "spiritual mass" was able to pull all the people of that land unto the Lord, and a physical outbreak of God's Kingship was finally manifested, to the point that physical contact with Yeshua led to fundamental spiritual transformation (Matthew 14:36). In the same way, the latter-rain manifestation of God's Kingdom on Earth will only come after this generation has finished going through the travail of recognising the limited scope of their understanding and their need to manifest the God-potential in man. This generation, however, has fumbled so poorly through this "recognition" process that, by the time it can finally be close to reaching true understanding, it will more than likely have passed away, and it will up to the next generation to reach the land of Gennesaret.

 

The invisible bridge people

In the dream, the dreamer describes the ocean water covering the city as "blue". This points to the blue prayer shawl that God's remnant wrap themselves in as they go through green-horse Death and 5th-seal Sheol. It is through that sacrifice that the water's "invasion" of the city is made possible. The water's blueness also points to the heavens, and it is a figure of God's Heavenly realm being manifested in the natural realm (Matthew 6:10).

 

In the dream, the people could not see the sharks; this is why the dreamer was compelled to tell people about the sharks' presence and about how the sharks were helping them to walk on the ocean. Not even the dreamer could see the sharks per se, but could only feel their presence under their feet; the dreamer, who was the person most aware of the sharks, could, at best, see the figure of a "large fish" in the water. This illustrates the invisible nature of the spiritual operation being carried out by God's 4th- and 5th-seal remnant.

 

The sharks' presence under the people's feet as they walked across the ocean's water means that the sharks were acting like a "living bridge", enabling the people to operate in the supernatural. As we have shared before, "bridges" are a figure of believers practicing prophetic intercession, laying down their lives in sacrifice so that others may walk over them and cross into the fullness of their God potential. Bridges are by nature "burden bearers", bearing the weight of those who cross over them; bridges prevent the force of natural gravity pulling down those who walk over them, holding them up so that they may get to the "other side". As we said above, the only force out of the 4 fundamental forces of physics that has yet to be "reined into" a unified "Theory of Everything" is the force of gravity. Thus, we can say that God's bridge people are the ones working to overcome this force's effect so that it may finally be "reined into" the Spirit's Dominion of Everything.

 

Interestingly enough, Scripture reveals that there are two types of bridges. One type of bridge (as revealed in Ezekiel 22:29-31), is the bridge that allows God's people to gain "physical access" into a specific domain in the natural realm. These bridges are by nature more "visible", for they involve "material" and "emotional" support for those bearing God's burden. Once God's remnant are enabled at these two levels (body and soul), they become a living bridge at the 3rd level (the spirit level) on behalf of the natural domain that they were enabled into. In other words, for the remnant to act as a third-level bridge for the people in a region, they first require someone in that region to act as a bridge for them in the 2 levels of the natural realm. Thus, we can say that you must "sow" a bridge in the natural in order to "reap" a bridge in the spiritual. Once the people in a region have sown this "natural" bridge of access, they enable the outbreak of the "supernatural" glory contained within their remnant brothers and sisters, and they allow the spiritual sacrifice of these remnant believers to have its full blessing effect on the people of that region. This is how those in the Body of Christ edify each other. One bears the heavy spiritual burden; another bears the lighter natural burden for them, and all receive the full benefit of the spiritual reward. Once the spiritual reward breaks out, all grow in the Spirit, and those who were bearing the lighter natural burden can then bear the spiritual burden for others. This is how the unified and casteless Body of Christ goes from glory to glory (Ephesians 4:1-16).

 

The "natural bridge" described above boils down to interest and appreciation of the "new spiritual technology" that God offers through His sacrificial remnant. In the natural realm, whenever a new inventive "gadget" appears, people tend to show interest in it by talking about it, and, as the buzz heightens, people begin to show their appreciation for the newly found technology by purchasing it. As the company that put out the gadget receives the income from the purchases, it can invest into research in order to produce more advanced gadgets. The same principles apply to spiritual "technology".

 

It is through interest and appreciation (or lack thereof) that believers determine the type of message that gets promulgated and the type of message that gets sent to the cemetery of "forgotten" ideas. When interest and appreciation are present, channels are suddenly and "naturally" opened up for the new "technology" to flourish, with "Josephs of Arimathaea" arising quickly to safeguard and invest into the new "technology" whilst it is in its burgeoning state. This is why interest and appreciation are the bridges that others must lay down in order for God's innovative New-Covenant technology to "burst forth" from within the suffering remnant and out into the mainstream of a region's spiritual atmosphere.

 

Time's a wasted

As the Lord has had us writing this word, it has become sadly evident that the message behind this shark dream foretells little good news regarding the natural bridge of interest and appreciation that the American (and even the UK) Church were supposed to build. The Lord had us write this word in the context of Joseph, husband of Mary, a tekton who did not live to see Yeshua's manifestation. The Lord also had us write this word in the context of Joseph of Arimathaea, a man who hesitated about his commitment to Yeshua until He was already dead (physically speaking). The Lord also drew strong attention to the phenomenon of "tin pest", which points to God's New-Covenant wisdom "wasting away" without being used. The Lord also had us write about the death of Samuel, a death that went unappreciated, even by a David who was more interested in collaborating with Saul, the enemy of God, than in helping Samuel see the fruit of his labour, which led to Samuel dying without seeing David's kingship manifested. The Lord also pointed us once again to the date April 4, 1968, through a song that speaks of someone whose hopes were dashed (as you may recall, April 4, 1968 was the date when Martin Luther King Jr. died without seeing the Promised Land, one day after announcing that a subsequent generation, not his, would see it). The Lord also had us speak of Stephen, a man who died with his wisdom unappreciated and who had his wisdom mantle taken up and manifested by a man who came after his death (Paul). The Lord also led us to speak about Robert Falcon Scott, a man who perished because he rejected the spirit of innovative wisdom; even when he was able to reach the South Pole, Scott deprived himself of the opportunity to reach it first, and he was not even able to live to bask in the tainted "glory" of his second place finish. The Lord also had us write this word in the context of the BP oil leak, a leak that illustrates the wilful and irreparable squandering of precious fuel by a nation that allowed psychopathic Korah bastards to rise to power; this dramatic oil leak also illustrates a nation bent on dying itself in permanent "black" (i.e.- remaining in the black-horse stage) because of its refusal to go "green" (i.e.- due to its rejection of the green-horse riders' "radical" paradigms). The Lord also had us write about Charles David Herrold, a man with the David spirit of innovative wisdom who died in relative poverty and obscurity, without his contributions being appreciated. The Lord also pointed out the spiritual connection between this word and the South Africa World Cup, which ended with Ham being partially "vindicated" on account of a Japheth unwilling to execute full justice on Ham; even when Japheth was given ample opportunities to "finish the job", he refused to do so, forcing humanity to wait for another "tournament" before the job can be done, in much the same way that Saul did with Amalek and David did with Saul.

 

The partial rejection of God's innovative wisdom is an inevitable part of the redemptive process. However, all the evidence clearly shows that what has happened here is more than a "partial rejection". The generation that has been given the greatest opportunities in history to manifest God's latter-rain glory has passed up the kairos door opened before it. Therefore, just as Yeshua's body was protected by Joseph of Arimathaea, the revival's "body" (i.e.- its physical manifestation in the natural realm) is being prepared for protection, not for this generation, but for the next generation. In a sense, it is as if this generation's version of the remnant are now being taken to "San Jose" where they will "put their affairs in order" before joining the cloud of all the prior witnesses who have been waiting for the Promise to be fulfilled by a future generation. As this happens, the number of "sharks" will multiply and their attacks will intensify. Why? Because, as a brother in Christ said to me in response to this dream, the sharks have been sent to stir the waters and keep the vision alive and "fresh" so that the next generation may have a chance to seize it. These "shark attacks" will make the coming years very, very uncomfortable for the world, especially for those who are unsympathetic to the remnant spirit. This "discomfort in the atmosphere" has been forged by the current remnant generation, who have inflicted so much damage on the pastoral matriarchy that, even after they move on, it will be impossible for things to return to "normalcy". God's remnant have opened the reverse "Pandora's box", and God's sharks have rushed into the Earth's atmosphere, circling about and wreaking havoc, much as the oil in the Gulf Coast did. These sharks are handing America over to satan (1 Corinthians 5:5) and their circling is clearing attack paths for America's enemies.  Ironically, whilst these "shark attacks" will act as hidden dangers for the non-remnant world, they shall provide safety for the remnant; in other words, the hidden dangers for others shall be the remnant's safety. Shark season is here, and it is here to stay far longer than originally required.