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Prophetic word for today

Whistler's mother

First posted: February 13, 2009

E-mailed: November 22, 2008

Word received by: John Edwards

 

Two nights ago I had this dream. To set the stage, an older female friend, my daughter, and I were in it.

 

We were in a duplex, I am thinking, because I left one place of residence to go to another right next door, getting something to bring back for my older female friend; three (3) times I did this.

 

It's dark, not so dark one can't see anything, dark without much light. Actually, the only evidence of light that I saw was on the silhouette of my friend. I knew my daughter was in the room by her shadow, and her presence. We spoke to each other (she and I) about my friends care and what to do next, but I don't know what we said to each other.

 

In this dream, my daughter and I are helping my older friend, caring for her. She was sitting in a chair (if you can imagine the well-known painting "Whistler's Mother", you'll have a better description of what I saw), but only the silhouette of her head was all I saw. I knew she, my friend, was sitting in a chair motionless, staring straight forward. I think the chair she was sitting in was one of those old wooden wheelchairs.

 

My daughter I and were fussing about my friend when I had to go next door to get something for my friend. I walked through a screened door into another dimly lit room (next door), bent over to pick something up, but when I went to leave, there was a guitar blocking my way out, leaning up against the screen door. I set it aside to leave to bring my friend whatever it was I went to get for her.

 

When I got back to where we (my daughter and I) lived, I fussed around setting the thing up that I just brought back from the other residence (remember it was dark from my vantage point, so I couldn't see what I was doing). I don't know what it was that I went to go get out of the other residence. I don't know what I was setting up, but it had to do with helping my friend setting up something for her. (?)

 

My going next door happened three (3) times. Each time I was faced with moving a guitar out of my way in order to get out of the second residence. On the third time of moving the guitar, the dream ended.

 

In short, then, we were in a dark room, my older female friend, my daughter and I. We only had a little light piercing the dark. My daughter's head was bowed as if she was doing something in her hands. When I recall looking at her, I can see her in complete darkness. My friend was ill; we were taking care of her. My daughter is helping me as I fussed over setting something up for my friend. Each time I went next door to get whatever it was that I was getting, I would move a guitar out of my way in order to leave [the second residence]. It wasn't there when I walked into the residence, only blocking my path when I left. My going back and forth, getting something for my friend and setting it up for her happened three (3) times, and the dream ended when I moved the guitar out of my way on the third move.

 

Lastly, I recall only seeing light and color when I looked through the screened door of the second residence; I saw green grass, and, at a distance, I think I saw a water fountain, but I didn't pay too much attention at what I saw. [It] seemed like I was more focused on what I was doing...

 

 

Our comments

 

The dark cave of little hope

The older female friend represents the American Church that has remained stagnant during the current 4-year revival delay. This is the reason why she remains seated throughout the dream, unable to stand and move forward towards God's purposes for her. The dark surroundings point to the protracted 5th-seal "cave hibernation" that God's remnant have been forced to endure as a result of the American Church's slowness to react to God's latter-rain voice. The remnant's suffering during this 5th-seal period of hibernation has released "spiritual treatment" into the American Church that has been dealing with the underlying issues that keep her away from fulfilling God's latter-day purposes for her. These are issues buried deep beneath the view of natural man; they are matriarchal issues that seem either "OK" or "irrelevant" to the natural soul-centred believer, but which God deems must be destroyed before He can manifest Himself through her.

 

As we have seen before, the contrast between the numbers "2" and "3" represents a contrast between the soul and the spirit. Therefore, the fact that brother John went to the other residence 3 times points to a remnant operating in the Spirit rather than the soul. The number "3" also points to the 3 "male" ministries, as opposed to the 2 "female" ministries. The Church remains stagnant because she has chosen to remain dominated by the soul-centred, pastoral matriarchy, but God is working in these latter days to restore the 3 "male" ministry anointings in His people so that they may operate as spirit beings, as sons of the Father of Spirits (Hebrews 12:9), rather than as soul beings dominated by the "basic elements" of the world.

 

The lack of light points to the deep sense of helplessness and hopelessness that the remnant have had to endure during this 5th-seal period. Even though it seems as if there is no light at the end of the tunnel, the remnant have held on to hope, and they still see the hope of God's glory being manifested in the world through the Church, even when the Church seems hopelessly mired in her futile, matriarchal ways. This is the reason why the only evidence of light that the dreamer could see was on the silhouette of the older, female friend. Despite the spiritual darkness inside of her, the potential for light to shine from within her (the American Church) is still there.

 

As the end of the 4-year delay approaches, and as the remnant gradually break out of their hibernation, the "cloud of hopelessness" that was trapped inside the cave with them is being released out into the world, for the world must be given a taste of what it made the remnant go through. This is the reason why the financial markets have turned gloomy around the world, and why the Lord has allowed an inept deceiver to occupy the most powerful position in America and the world, a self-deceived deceiver whose economic plans and vision are imbued with the ineptness and naivetť of Jimmy Carter and who took political advantage of the desire for hope (that the remnant were creating in the spirit realm) in order to rise to power, offering a false hope based on empty promises, without caring to draft specific and feasible plans to fulfil them. Cursed is Korah, and those who blindly follow him despite all the evidence that may be presented to them (Numbers 16:41).

 

The anti-male female

The old wooden wheelchair in the dream represents the old religious Girgashite structures that the American Church continues to rely on. The American Church remains trapped in these traditional church paradigms based on hierarchical leadership that emphasises human, visible authority rather than the invisible authority of the Spirit, an authority poured upon God's people through His invisible prophetic anointing. The fact that the woman in the dream resembled the "Whistler's mother" painting points to the Church's emphasis on pastoral, motherly protection rather than on true spiritual growth wrought through God's Fatherly judgements. Because of this, the Church has grown only in chronological age, but not in spiritual maturity. She has turned "Girgashitely old" and remained a Canaanite hater of God's apostolic judgements, focusing more on soul communion amongst the brethren than on spirit communion between God and each of His sons and daughters. The soul communion fostered by the matriarchal Church lacks a spiritual firewall, and it operates under one overriding condition: that it not challenge the religious structure of hierarchical authority. As long as the brethren remain in reverential awe of their "ministers", this time-consuming communion with no eternal fruits is allowed to continue.

 

Since the Church's Girgashite structures have stymied her prophetic anointing, and since her Canaanite motherhood has stymied her apostolic judgements, the Church has been unable to grow into the true, conquering evangelist she was called to be. She continues to "battle for souls" through her failed pastoral evangelism; as a result, she has not conquered the Earth unto God and has instead become famous in the Earth's spiritual atmosphere as this old, sitting lady that goes nowhere fast. When the people of the world behold the Church, they do not see a fearsome, conquering giant who is transforming the Earth and filling the Earth with the overwhelming presence of the God of Israel. Instead, they see an old mother who can only do little to impact the world around her. This is the spiritual reason why brother John felt compelled to use the phrase "well-known painting" when referring to the "Whistler's mother" portrait, since, as we have said before, "fame" and the "broadcasting of one's name" in the spiritual atmosphere is related to the evangelistic endowment. When the "male" ministry endowments of apostle and prophet are stymied by Canaanite pastors and Girgashite teachers, the other "male" endowment of evangelist is sure to be maimed.

 

Increasing injections of hope

In the dream, brother John recalls only seeing light and colour when he looked through the screened door of the second residence. He also saw green grass outside and a water fountain out in the distance. Therefore, the second residence speaks of increasing incursions into places and circumstances of greater hope and possibilities. Just as divers who have been hundreds of feet underwater for a long time, God's remnant need to go through a "decompression chamber" which will allow them to transition from the difficult and pressurised Sheol experience they have endured back into the visible surface. This "decompression chamber" involves a move into circumstances that will offer the remnant access to greater hopes and possibilities for the future.

 

The green grass points to a time when America will go "green" and finally roll out the welcome mat to the green-horse remnant. The water fountain points to America finally providing "R & R" to God's spirit-centred remnant. The water fountain also points to the gushing forth of God's eternal River in the latter days. As the remnant are given a refreshing drink of water, God will respond by issuing forth His latter-rain River. As spring dawns on the remnant, spring shall blossom upon America and the Earth.

 

"40He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 41He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophetís reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous manís reward. 42And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward." (Matthew 10:40-42)

 

"41For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. 42And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. 43And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 44Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 45And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 46Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 47And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: 48Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 49For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. 50Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another." (Mark 9:41-50)

 

Britannia

As indicated on wikipedia.org, despite the fact that the "Whistler's Mother" painting is considered a classic of American art, it was actually painted in London by James McNeill Whistler, an American-born artist based in Great Britain. This points to the spiritual hideaway that the remnant spirit found within the UK's spiritual realm. As we have shared before, the Lord stowed His remnant spirit away in Britannia's spiritual realm as He dealt with America for having rejected His green-horse visitation in 2005. Therefore, it is no coincidence that this dream points to a painting done by an American living in London. In fact, James McNeill not only began to flourish as an artist in London, but he died there at age 69, which points to Psalm 69, a psalm that speaks about the sense of abandonment and helplessness that God's remnant feel as they go through green-horse death and are sent to 5th-seal Sheol.

 

"1Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. 2I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. 3I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. 4They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away. 5O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee. 6Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel. 7Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face. 8I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my motherís children. 9For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. 10When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach. 11I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them. 12They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards." (Psalm 69:1-12)

 

Interestingly enough, the original painting's dimensions are 144.3 cm x 162.4 cm (56.8 in x 63.9 in), which correspond to an exact 8 by 9 ratio. As we have shared before, the numbers "8 to 9" point to the "giant house on the meadow" that God's remnant fled towards as America threw down the gauntlet at God; this meadow house is in the UK's spiritual realm. The UK has been the site of very intense spiritual activity in the last 3 years, most of which remains invisible to the natural eye.

 

The Whistler's Mother painting was shown at the 104th Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Art in London in 1872, but it came very close to being rejected by the Academy. Whistler never forgot this fact, for which reason the Whistler's Mother was the last painting that he ever submitted to the Academy for approval. This near rejection points to the strong anti-remnant elements present in the UK. Even though they are not as fundamentally rooted as in the American Church, they are strong enough to have prevented a more overt manifestation of the remnant up until now. The UK has served as a place of refuge for the remnant in the spirit realm, but it has not been welcoming enough on the natural level due to the religious elements that refuse to let go of old paradigms. Despite all of this, the Whistler's Mother was accepted by the Academy, and, in the same way, the remnant spirit was accepted into the UK's midst. That is why James McNeill Whistler remained a British-based artist until the day of his death.

 

The woman who doubted and sat

As we have shared before, America's move into spiritual revival was delayed because of her wavy half-heartedness. Instead of fully committing to a transition from the black-horse stage to the green-horse stage, the American Church straddled the fence and went "grey", without choosing either "black" or "white". Therefore, it is no coincidence that the official name for the "Whistler's mother" painting is "Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother". When America went "grey", the American Church turned into a motionless mother going nowhere, and all of her sons joined her in her stagnation. The sons of the "other mother" (the heavenly Jerusalem), however, continued on their path, but it was a path that involved 5th-seal hibernation.

 

The fact that the painter of the "Whistler's Mother" is named "James" has prophetic significance. As we have said before, the book of James is directly targeted at people with the Girgashite spirit, which, in turn, is the spirit most directly related to "doubt", due to the Girgashites' focus on what is visible with the natural mind. Therefore, the painter's name "James" speaks of God accusing the American Church (portrayed in the painting) of Girgashite doubt after she had promised to Him that she would believe Him to the end. The American Church chose to sit down when she was supposed to cross the Jordan, and, just like the mother in the painting, she chose to simply sit, "gaze ahead", and wait for Jesus to return, rather than accelerate His manifestation (Ecclesiastes 11:4).

 

The name "McNeill" in the artist's full name "James McNeill Whistler" (which happens to be his mother's maiden name), literally means "son of Neil", since the prefix "Mc" means "son". The name "Neil", on the other hand, is a Gaelic name of obscure meaning, but it is believed to mean either "champion" or "cloud", according to behindthename.com. The name "McNeill", therefore, can be translated as "son of the cloud", and is a spiritual reference to the believers who shall descend with the Lord in the clouds to regenerate the Earth unto Him. Whereas the true remnant believers are descending with the Lord in the clouds (Jude 1:14-15), the traditional Church prefers to stay on Earth and watch the Lord come down in literal clouds from above. To descend with the Lord implies forging His manifestation through painful spiritual warfare. To watch the Lord descend implies sitting back and continuing with your old religious traditions until your time on Earth runs out.

 

"5Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: 6Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; 7And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 10When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day." (2 Thessalonians 1:5-10)

 

Interestingly enough, "Neil" was the name of the semi-legendary 4th-century Irish king known as "Niall of the Nine Hostages". The "hostages" speak of people hidden away in a dark, enclosed place until a price is fully paid, and the number "9" points to Revelation chapter 9 and the locusts that rise from Sheol; and, as we have said before, Northern Ireland is the constituent country in the UK most directly related to the green horse of the Apocalypse, and this connection to the green horse applies to Ireland in general. Therefore, the Irish king "Niall of the 9 hostages" points to the 5th-seal hibernation during which the green-horse remnant remain as hostages, carrying out a sacrificial wait until God's 6th-seal vindication power can be fully released.

 

"1I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name. 2I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; 3A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; 4Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swineís flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels; 5Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day. 6Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom, 7Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom." (Isaiah 65:1-7)

 

Whereas the Church decided to passively wait for Jesus to return, the remnant are being forced to endure an unpleasant 5th-seal wait (Revelation 6:10-11) in order to pay the price for the foolish one who chose to wait.

 

{You can read more on "Niall of the 9 hostages" at wikipedia.org}

 

The arrangement

James McNeill Whistler would get offended whenever people would refer to the "Whistler's mother" as a "portrait", preferring to call it an "arrangement", as if it were a musical composition. There is spiritual significance behind this. As we have studied before, the Greek word kosmos meaning "arrangement" points to the current spiritual arrangement of the world caused by the soul-matriarchy paradigm. Therefore, the fact that James McNeill Whistler saw his painting as an "arrangement" and not as a "portrait" means that the old, feeble woman (i.e.- the American Church) in the painting does not portray the real woman, but rather the woman she was made into by the soul-matriarchy paradigm. That feeble, sitting woman is the result of an artificial arrangement, an artificial "kosmetic", that hides her true spirit potential.

 

The anti-cosmetic lion

James McNeill Whistler was a believer in "art for art's sake" (ars gratia artis in Latin), which spouses the inherent value of art. This speaks of a focus on abstract thinking. Those of you who may have studied mathematics at university know that the only reason why you would embark on such a field of study is because you love the intrinsic beauty of maths, regardless of how it may be applied. Anyone who has studied topology, for example, knows that the only reason you could have for being excited about studying the properties of a "Hausdorff space" is because you love to meditate on the laws and principles governing abstract spaces. As we have shared before, the apostolic endowment is strongly related to the recognition and formulation of laws and principles, which, in turn, requires an inherent love for abstraction. Thus, the phrase "art for art's sake" points to the apostolic endowment, which, in turn, points to judgements, since the apostolic ministry is the ministry most directly related to the making of judgements. Therefore, we can say that it is no "coincidence" that the Metro-Goldwin Mayer mascot, Leo the Lion, has the motto "ARS GRATIA ARTIS" over it in the MGM logo (as indicated on wikipedia.org). As we have said before, the lion in Scripture speaks of God's judgements.

 

God's true remnant are a judging remnant; they are believers who believe in truth for truth's sake and who love and value God's spiritual principles for their own sake and not for the "benefits" they may derive from them. They are believers "obsessed" with the truth and who are constantly judging all things around them, comparing them against what they should be like, without ever settling for things the way they are. Their hearts aim towards seeing the world reach God's desired state because of the inherent beauty of that state, and that state's beauty is all the motivation they need to press ahead in the spirit in order to forge it. They are completely unimpressed by the "makeup" that the matriarchal soul tries to put on this world, and they are willing to release all the judgements necessary to peel that crusty "makeup" off of the world's face so that God's spirit nature may finally shine forth. For this reason, this lion remnant shall continue to roar until the current matriarchal arrangement of the soul is totally debunked and removed from the kosmos.

 

Arrested Development

Interestingly enough, the innovative American television show "Arrested Development" (which aired on America's Fox Network) named its 20th episode "Whistler's mother". As indicated on wikipedia.org, this episode had to do with one of the characters convincing others in a company's board to invest some recently unfrozen funds in a land deal that went bad. Towards the end of the episode, the money is finally recovered. This episode, therefore, is a prophetic figure of how America was given a golden investment opportunity in the spirit realm, an opportunity that America squandered. As she did, her spiritual development was arrested, and the remnant were taken hostage in order to pay an Azazel price for the American Church, whose development had been taken hostage by satan.

 

"8And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat. 9And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORDíS lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. 10But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness." (Leviticus 16:8-10)

[The word "scapegoat" in this passage is translated from the word azazel in Hebrew]

 

The fact that the "Whistler's mother" episode was "Arrested Development's" 20th episode has prophetic significance. As we have said before, America's spiritual revival was delayed when the American Church refused to move from "19" to "20". At "20", the American Church would have turned into an army of young warriors who would have defeated the Goliath spirit of ministerial intimidation, thus spawning the dawning of a fractal, green-horse spiritual era. Unfortunately, the American Church arrested her development at "19", and that is where she remains, even to the time of this writing. The remnant are currently paying a steep price in order to forge America's delayed transition into her "20th episode".

 

Despite being an "American icon", the Whistler's Mother painting has remained mostly in Europe ever since it was painted. It did tour America between 1932 and 1934, in the midst of America's Great Depression. It also appeared 50 years later at the National Gallery of Art in 1994, and 10 years later in the Detroit Institute of Arts, on March 14, 2004 (as indicated at latimes.com). The fact that its first visit to America during the 21st century was in Detroit (of all places) has spiritual significance. As we have said before, America became a "Detroit" in 2005, a place of "dire straits" for the remnant, whose spirit was not welcomed as they did a "preliminary visitation" of America in 2005 (the name "Detroit" literally means "strait"). Thus, the "Whistler's Mother" visit to Detroit from Europe in 2004 was a precursor of the remnant's visitation one year later. When the remnant "arrived", Whistler's mother (i.e.- the American Church) simply sat there, motionless, uninterested, staring towards the left, waiting for a blessing from God rather than for God's righteousness to be manifested from the east (Ezekiel 47:1).

 

After appearing in Detroit, Whistler's Mother reappeared in Boston in 2006, from June to September. By then, however, the remnant spirit had departed America's spiritual realm and had hidden away in Britannia. Therefore, Whistler's Mother's reappearance in America in 2006 was a silent spiritual testimony of why God had decreed a revival delay and spiritual civil war over America: It was because of that feeble, motionless lady sitting in that Boston Museum in 2006. The fact that the Lord sent that painting to Boston has spiritual significance. Boston is the largest city in the "New England" region of America, and is considered the unofficial "Capital of New England" (as indicated on wikipedia.org). Thus, as the remnant spirit hunkered down in Britannia's and England's spiritual realm, the American Church sat motionless in what was officially called "New England", but which in reality had absolutely nothing "new" about it. Even though a new era was about to dawn, the American Church remained in her old ways, unfazed and determined not to change.

 

The fact that "Whistler's Mother" remained in Boston from June to September (2006) has spiritual significance. June is month #6 of the year, and September is month #9. Therefore, the painting's stay from June to September speaks of the American Church being silently processed in the spirit realm so that it may transition from "6" to "9". As we have said before, this transition from "6" to "9" speaks of a transition from "female" soul-centredness to "male" spirit-centredness (since 6 equals 2 times 3 and 9 equals 3 times 3). It speaks of turning the world system upside down so that the right side may finally be up (just as when the number "6" becomes a "9" when it is flipped). This is the transition that the remnant dreamer and his daughter were forging in the darkness of the dream. This is the only way for a "New England" to be truly forged in America (by those working on her from Britannia).

 

Thomas Carlyle

Interestingly enough, when Scottish writer Thomas Carlyle saw the "Whistler's Mother" painting, he agreed to sit for a similar painting, which was titled "Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2". The colours in this second painting, however, are less dark and sombre than in the first, and it features a man rather than a woman, which points to a shift from the "female" soul to the "male" spirit.

 

As indicated on surnames.behindthename.com, the surname "Carlyle" is derived from the Saxon words caer (meaning "city") and luell, which is an abbreviation of an ancient British name meaning "army by the wall". Thus, "Carlyle" points to the latter-day, wall-climbing remnant army described by the Lord in Joel 2:

 

"1Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; 2A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. 3A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. 4The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. 5Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. 6Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. 7They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: 8Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. 9They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. 10The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: 11And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?" (Joel 2:1-11)

 

The name "Thomas" points to scepticism. Therefore, as Thomas Carlyle stares towards the left, in the same direction as Whistler's mother, he is expressing scepticism over the belief that God's manifestation will be grace- and blessings-centred (since the "left" speaks of liberty and grace). It is as if Carlyle were saying to Whistler's mother,

"Do you really expect Him to come from that side? As you sit there, idly waiting, you have forced me to sit and wait as well, but I am waiting for God's mercy upon me, and for His vindication of my name before all those who have hated me".

 

As indicated on wikipedia.org, Carlyle became famous as a champion of moral values and of doing the right thing, emphasising that left-handed freedom must be viewed in the context of right-handed duty. As indicated on online-literature.com, Carlyle considered "belief in human freedom and in the 'infinite nature of duty'" to be the basis of religion. In other words, he believed that seeking to do the right thing could open you access to a nature that transcended the finite. He believed that there was a door to extraordinary, transcendental freedom if you first chose to bind yourself to doing the right thing.

 

Carlyle also believed in "sincerity as the condition of all knowledge" (according to online-literature.com). This points once again to a focus on truth that is not inhibited by soul concerns. As we have studied before, hypocrisy (the opposite of sincerity) is to make judgements that lower the bar so as to favour that which is pleasant to our souls. By contrast, sincerity entails staring directly into the face of Truth (i.e.- the Lord Jesus) and pronouncing judgements that are in accordance with objective truth rather than with what our souls may or may not prefer. As indicated by Carlyle, sincerity is the gateway into all knowledge, for, as we expose ourselves before the Lord, the Lord makes Himself known to us.

 

"But if any man love God, the same is known of him" (1 Corinthians 8:3)

 

"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." (1 Corinthians 13:12)

 

As an uncompromising believer in truth for truth's sake, Carlyle was not sympathetic to those who upheld tradition for tradition's sake. As indicated on according to online-literature.com, he was an iconoclast, a breaker of revered idols, and, as such, he would not hesitate to deliver savage and vehement attacks against some of the revered sacred cows of his day, attacks directed at a wide range of people, including religious leaders and "scientists" such as Charles Darwin, whose discoveries he labelled as "gorilla damnifications of humanity".

 

Besides believing in the "infinite nature" of truth and duty, Thomas Carlyle also understood that there is no separation between the spiritual realm and the natural realm. Whereas the separation-centric Old Covenant believes that the spiritual world is in a universe apart from the natural world, the New Covenant believer knows that the spiritual world is reflected in the natural world, and that operations in the natural world reverberate across the spiritual world. In that sense, therefore, the Old Covenant believers are like the believers in Newtonian physics, which sees matter and energy as separate entities; by contrast, New Covenant believers know that matter and energy are interchangeable. Matter can turn into energy (as when a nuclear bomb goes off), and energy can turn into matter. In the same way, the spiritual and the natural are interchangeable, and it only takes a "leap of faith" to forge transformations from one to the other:

 

"Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." (Hebrews 11:3)

 

Since Thomas Carlyle did not believe in a barrier separating the spiritual and the natural, he concluded that the "basis of philosophy" was the "belief in a spiritual interpretation of natural appearances" (as indicated on online-literature.com). In other words, to Thomas Carlyle, it was impossible to "philosophise" (i.e.- to seek after truths or principles beyond the merely physical) without believing in the spiritual nature of all things. To Carlyle, it was utterly foolish to even attempt to fashion a philosophy without first admitting that the universe is an inherently spiritual entity. This is why he once wrote, "All history . . . is an inarticulate Bible" (as indicated on literatureclassics.com). He also wrote that "The spiritual is the parent of the practical" (as indicated on greatest-quotations.com).

 

As you begin to break the mental barrier separating the natural from the spiritual, you also begin to break the artificial barrier separating man from God, a barrier that came up ever since man submitted his spirit under the rule of the soul in the Garden of Eden.

 

"23Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." (Genesis 3:23-24)

 

If you renounce the artificial rule of the soul over the spirit and begin to operate in the spirit rather than the soul, you will slowly become aware of the God-potential that the Lord placed in man, a potential that Jesus died on the cross to restore, for He came to restore the son of man.

 

"3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: 7All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. 9O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!" (Psalm 8:3-9)

 

As Thomas Carlyle began to seek after right-handed truth, he also began to visualise the inherent potential of man. This is why he said the following:

Man's Unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his Greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite

{Quote obtained from literatureclassics.com}

 

"9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power." (Colossians 2:9-10)

[The original Greek text from which verse 9 was translated indicates that the fullness of God's Deity dwelled in Jesus' human body, which means that a finite human body was designed to contain the infinite fullness of the Lord God]

 

In his major work titled "Sartor Resartus", Carlyle speaks of an "Everlasting Yea" and an "Everlasting No". According to wikipedia.org, the "Everlasting Yea" was Carlyle's name for the spirit of faith in God, but not any type of faith, only the faith that is uncompromising, steady, resolute, and clear in its antagonism to the "Everlasting No", which is Carlyle's name for the spirit of unbelief in God. According to Carlyle, this spirit derives a malicious pleasure from scoffing at everything that is high and noble, dismissing it as "hollow and void".

 

In "Sartor Resartus", Carlyle speaks of a transition from the "Everlasting No" to the "Everlasting Yea", but it is a transition that requires passing through "The Centre of Indifference", a position of agnosticism and detachment. This "Centre of Indifference" correlates somewhat with stage "3" in the "5-stage bowl" of spiritual growth that we have studied before. Most believers settle at this stage, and many of those who move on to stage "4" eventually slide back to stage "3" because they are unwilling to make the final, green-horse leap of faith. To God, however, those who settle for the intermediate stages are supporting the "Everlasting No", even if they say with their lips that they are shooting for the "Everlasting Yea".

 

"28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 29Or else how can one enter into a strong manís house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. 30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad." (Matthew 12:28-30)

 

"31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. 33Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit." (Matthew 12:31-33)

 

Duplex

The fact that the dream took place in a duplex has prophetic significance. As we said above, it points to an opening of "greener" opportunities for the remnant in the midst of their current 5th-seal darkness. However, it also speaks of a period of "spiritual division" born from the American Church's ambivalent duality, the very duality that led God to draw a line of separation and to declare spiritual "civil war" over America's spiritual realm. This divided duplex means that the remnant will have to oscillate between one set of circumstances and another, and this "oscillation" may even manifest itself in physical travelling between two different places, as was the case with the dreamer who moved back and forth from one residence to the other during the dream. During this moving back and forth, the remnant will be going to one place to retrieve an impartation in order to apply it in another place that lacks it.

 

When the remnant were to be manifested in America, they came with a truth anointing from Britannia. Of all the nations on Earth, the UK is the nation whose people have the greatest desire for sincere, unadulterated truth, truth based on a sincere acceptance of the facts and on discovery through sound and thoughtful logical reasoning. The people of Britannia have a thirst for deep truth and wisdom that transcends soul interests and allows us to grasp the wonder and fullness of reality. Even though America has an influence from Britannia dating back to the pilgrims, she has turned into a nation easily influenced by "sweet talk" and demagoguery. This can be seen when you compare the politicians that rise to power in America versus those who do in Britain. When American politicians speak, they tend to repeat trite phrases and propose shallow solutions that show little creativity, meditation, and understanding of the underlying issues and problems. On the other hand, when British politicians speak, they tend to declare concrete points and to show that they have meditated on the issues and that they are seeking an objective and feasible solution to the reality before them. Even though debates in Parliament may seem loud and rowdy, a careful listen to the words exchanged during these debates reveals that they are a concrete and thoughtful exchange of ideas. The words exchanged may at times be charged with some fervour, but it is the type of fervour that truth seekers and people of conviction cannot afford to do without. Therefore, we can conclude that, in one sense, the "brighter" residence in the dream represents Britannia, whilst the darker residence represents America.

 

The duplex also represents the contrast between America's spiritual potential and its current reality. God is at present working through His remnant to inject an impartation of America's spiritual potential into its grim, soulish reality. All of this is happening in the darkness of anonymity, in the spiritual realm that lies outside the view of natural man.

 

The duplex also speaks of the remnant being "in two places at the same time". As we have shared before, your willingness to go through the green-horse stage of utter sacrifice allows you to be "transported" in the spirit in a supernatural way, even to the point of physical manifestations of yourself in different places.

 

As the Lord has had me writing all of the above, He has witnessed to my spirit that the duplex also points to the "east coast" and the "west coast" of America. To be honest with you, I still have to fully understand the meaning of this, but the intensity of this word has grown in my spirit over the last few days, and it became even stronger as I was about to write this paragraph. In particular, the Lord has impressed upon my heart a diagonal that goes from America's northeast to the southern California area of America.

 

English Hill of Beans

Interestingly enough, the "Whistler's Mother" painting was prominently featured in the 1997 film "Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie" (according to wikipedia.org). In this film, the famous British character Mr. Bean (played by Rowan Atkinson) was sent to America from England to oversee the painting's installation in a California art museum. Due to an accident involving blue ink, Mr. Bean ends up erasing the woman's face, and he decides to replace the real painting with a poster. He takes the original painting home and draws a cartoon over the empty space where the mother's head had been. Therefore, this movie's plot is a prophetic figure of how those with an anointing from Britannia will end the headship of the matriarchal mother soul in the American Church, exposing it as a laughable cartoon that distorts God's original plan for her. As the Britannia remnant do this, they are paving the way for the headship of the Spirit.

 

Mr. Bean's 1997 film had a successful sequel in 2007, 10 years later, titled "Mr. Bean's Holiday". Curiously enough, news about this sequel broke in 2005, according to wikipedia.org, and it was in December 2005 when Rowan Atkinson announced that he was writing the film's screenplay. As we have shared before, it was in December 2005 that God sealed the 4-year revival delay and ordered His remnant spirit out of America, so to speak, and into seclusion in Britannia's spiritual realm. His remnant were wrapped in a "blue shawl" and sent to an Azazel banishment in the "Arizona" desert and to 5th-seal seclusion; thus, it is no coincidence that the famous restaurant "Le Train Bleu" (in the Gare de Lyon train station in Paris) is featured in the film ("le train bleu" means "the blue train" in French). In the film, Mr. Bean wanders from one place to the next, including the French countryside, just as a banished Azazel goat wanders in the desert; the train stations in the film point to the temporary stops the remnant have had to make during their sad trek across the desert.

 

The 2007 "Mr. Bean's Holiday" film was the official film of "Red Nose Day" 2007. Red Nose Day is a biennial spring event in the UK during which a live telethon is held on BBC One to raise money for charitable projects around the world. Red Nose Day has grown so much in importance that it has turned into a "semi-holiday" in the UK. Red Nose Day was initiated by "Comic Relief", a charitable organisation founded in the UK in 1985 by comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis in reaction to the terrible famine going on in Ethiopia at the time. Interestingly enough, Richard Curtis was Rowan Atkinson's main collaborator in the Mr. Bean series, and he worked with Atkinson throughout the "Blackadder" series.

 

In a spiritual sense, the UK's Red Nose Day represents those who have a desire to serve and please those who are in need and who go under the radar of the world's attention. It has always been interesting to me how people in the UK tend to have a more outward-looking approach to world problems and needs than people in America. For example, when the terrible famine in Niger was going on in 2004, coverage of the tragedy on BBC was persistent, whereas its coverage in the American press was relatively insignificant. People in the UK are generally more interested in hearing about current issues and about social and cultural tendencies in Africa and Asia than people in America, who tend to be more inward looking. This egocentrism and lack of awareness of the spiritual potential outside of its religious boundaries is part of why America missed out on the remnant spirit visitation of 2005. To quote Casablanca, "the problems of 3 little people didn't amount to a hill of beans" to America. These "3 little people" were the homeless remnant with the 3 "male" ministry anointings on them, the remnant who are not dominated by the 2-horned, soul-centred matriarchy of the "female" ministries of pastor and teacher. This is why they remain an irrelevant "hill of beans" to the American Church, for which reason the American Church remains spiritually stagnant and unable to truly influence the world.

 

Prior to the release of "Mr. Bean's Holiday", a new sketch of Mr. Bean was made, and it was broadcast during the Red Nose Day telethon on 16 March 2007. This date has spiritual significance, for it was exactly 52 weeks after 17 March 2006, a date spiritually related to the release of the castaway Azazel goat into the "Arizona" wilderness after America's 2005 rejection of God's remnant spirit visitation. "Mr. Bean's Holiday" had its official premier at Leicester Square's Odeon in London on Sunday, 25 March 2007. For reasons that cannot be explained here, this also has deep spiritual significance.

 

{You may read more on Odeon Leicester Square and on the first Cinemascope film shown there in 1953 at wikipedia.org. You may also read on that film's author at wikipedia.org}

 

Curiously enough, "Mr. Bean's Holiday" begins with Mr. Bean at a raffle where he reads his number as being "616" (=56*11). When the winning number of "919" is announced, he throws his ticket up in frustration. When it lands upside down on a toy train, he reads it as "919" and yells out that he has won, and he is given the prize, which includes a train journey to Cannes. This change from "6" to "9" correlates with what the Lord "coincidentally" had us say earlier in this posting with regard to the "Whistler's Mother" painting. The transition from a soulish "6" to a spiritual "9" requires a remnant of believers willing to take an unpleasant Azazel journey across the desert.

 

Guitar heroes

In the dream, brother John would find a guitar leaning up against the screen door every time he was about to go from the second residence back to the first. On the weeks prior to us receiving the email with this dream, the Lord began to repeatedly emphasise the phrase "Guitar hero" in my mind. I would wonder why, and I felt puzzled by the spiritual meaning of the guitar. Therefore, I was surprised by the presence of the guitar when this dream was sent in, especially since I had not shared with anyone that "guitars" were weighing heavily on my mind.

 

As I continued to meditate on what the phrase "guitar hero" could mean, the Lord suddenly began to impress the phrase "air guitar" in my mind, and it is only until today (February 7, 2009) that I am finally understanding what the Spirit was endeavouring to say. As indicated on wikipedia.org, playing "air guitar" is a form of dance and movement in which the performer pretends to play an intense electric-guitar solo. The "air guitar" had its origins as a cultural phenomenon in London when Robin Yeatman, a patron of the club "The Soundhouse" made cardboard guitars and played them on stage in the late 1970s, which began a trend. The roots of the "air guitar", however, go back to the English singer Joe Cocker, who is considered the "father of air guitar" due to his very public "air-guitar solos" in the late 1960s. All of this reinforces the spiritual connection between "air guitars" and Britain. We can therefore say that, through the phrase "air guitar", the Lord is expressing the almost surreal nature of the remnant's battle during their 5th-seal hibernation.

 

As the remnant have been stowed away in Britannia's spiritual realm, they have been waging an invisible spiritual battle, a battle with very real consequences but which remains totally unseen to all but a limited few. The battle is so invisible that it seems at times to be an "imagined" struggle, even to those who are engaged in it. From the outside, it would seem as if the remnant are strumming an invisible guitar, making overly dramatic gestures that seem "way over the top". The remnant's words and antics may seem as "much ado about nothing", but, as they are playing their "air guitar" in the spirit realm, they are releasing loud infrawaves into the air, and, as those "male" waves wash over the motionless "Whistler's Mother", she is being treated for her matriarchal disease. That is the reason why brother John would have to grab the guitar every time he returned to the first residence where the older female friend sat. He grabbed the guitar 3 times, once for each of the 3 "male" ministry impartations.

 

Playing spiritual "air guitar" requires making a "fool of yourself". It requires acting in ways that seem foolish and illogical to those around you who operate in the natural realm. Since they do not behold the "soul problem" and are unable to hear the infrawaves emanating from your "guitar", they are prone to thinking that it is "all in your head" and that the battle you are waging is nothing but a figment of your imagination. This is why "air-guitar" playing tends to be a very lonesome solo performance.

 

The "Guitar Hero" video game series represent the modern-day implementation of air-guitar playing. As indicated on wikipedia.org, the original Guitar Hero was released on 8 November 2005, 3 days after Guy Fawkes Day 2005. There is prophetic significance behind this, since this was the time around which the remnant were embarking on the final leg of their 4th-seal death as America was nearing the sealing of her 4-year revival delay.

 

As indicated on wikipedia.org, a symbolic "funeral" for the "air guitar" was held in London, England as a publicity stunt to celebrate the release of Guitar Hero II, which happened on November 7, 2006, exactly 52 weeks after the release of the original Guitar Hero. This once again points to how the "air guitar" remnant had died in America and been stowed away in Britannia's spiritual realm as a result of America's spiritual negligence.

 

According to answers.com, the wood recognised as the best wood for guitar making is Brazilian rosewood. As we have said before, Brazil is a country with a strong evangelistic-giant impartation, and the evangelistic impartation is the one most directly related to the broadcasting of a name's dominion across the spiritual atmosphere. As we have also said before, the "rose" is spiritually related to Britannia and to the latter-rain revival across the UK, America, and the entire globe. Therefore, the fact that the best guitars are made of Brazilian rosewood points to how the infrawaves emanating from the remnant's guitar are reverberating across the Earth's entire spiritual atmosphere, paving the way for an extraordinary latter-rain revival that will manifest the Kingship of God on Earth.

 

Interestingly enough, one of the earliest depictions of a guitar was an ancient Hittite carving that is more than 3,000 years old, according to answers.com. The carving depicts a guitar with characteristics that are very similar to the modern guitar's. There is a prophetic reason for this. As we have said before, the Hittite spirit is the spirit most directly related to emptiness and depression, and it is a spirit of stealth. Therefore, the ancient Hittite carving of a guitar points to the fact that spiritual "air-guitar playing" requires the willingness to go through a great deal of emptiness and depression, along with the willingness to work undercover against undercover forces that no one else seems to discern or care about. Guitars make their distinctive sound as the strings' vibrations reverberate across the guitar's hollow body, meaning that the sound of your spiritual "guitar playing" derives its power from the Hittite emptiness and purposelessness you are willing to suffer through on behalf of the Lord (i.e.- from the hollowness inside of you). As we have studied before, the 5th-seal hibernation period in "Sleepy Hollow" requires enduring the wrath of an empty Sabbath of Hittite torment. It is the only way for your "guitar waves" to have the booming power required to induce the downfall of the matriarchal beast.

 

As indicated on speedylook.com, the modern version of the guitar was imported into Spain by the Moors during the 10th century. In fact, the word "guitar" comes from the Arabic word "qitâra". This is no coincidence, as evidenced by the strong spiritual connection between the Hittite spirit of terror and Muslim Arabs. Since the American Church has allowed the remnant to suffer under Hittite torment, a wave of Hittite torment has piled up at America's gates, a torment that has been drawn in by "Gedaliah-style" naiveté (à la George W. Bush) and by a Canaanite hatred of righteous judgements (ŗ la Nancy Pelosi), leading to the rise of a man with a Muslim name who is most willing to open a "doghole" in America's gates to let that Hittite torment in. Being a Hittite himself, that man, who was given the keys to the White House and was even welcomed by the former tenant, is a self-deceived deceiver driven by an agenda, not by reality. He is willing to wreck all in order to push his Korah agenda across, and he will not stop until his agenda is achieved, for, in his scheme, the people are a means to his agenda, not the other way around.

 

Guitar playing involves playing a great deal of "chords". As indicated at wikipedia.org, it is generally understood that a chord consists of 3 notes being played simultaneously. The 3 notes speak of the 3 "male" endowments --- the apostolic, the prophetic, and the evangelistic --- being played in unison against the matriarchal Amorite-Canaanite-Jebusite beast, and it speaks of the 3 years that have already passed since America rejected God's green-horse visitation of 2005.

 

Whistle blowers

The surname "Whistler" points to the green-horse watchmen who are willing to "blow the whistle" against the matriarchal spirit, regardless of the consequences. They have been blowing the whistle against the spirit of Korah, even as Korah's supporters have rallied around him to defend him from the "evil" remnant. The remnant shall continue to blow their whistles against the matriarchal queendom of Babylon until God's vengeance is fully unleashed upon her, for that whore is not their mother:

 

"12Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert. 13Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues. 14Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD. 15Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her." (Jeremiah 50:12-15)

[The word "hiss" in verse 13 was translated from the Hebrew word sharaq meaning "to hiss, whistle, pipe"]

 

"17The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy fatherís house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria. 18And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. 19And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes. 20In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard." (Isaiah 7:17-20)

[The word "hiss" in verse 18 was translated from the Hebrew word sharaq mentioned above]

 

"15All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth? 16All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it. 17The LORD hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries." (Lamentations 2:15-17)

[The word "hiss" in verses 15 and 16 was translated from the Hebrew word sharaq mentioned above]