Prophetic word for today
Jesus, mary, and the Lion
First posted: October 22, 2004
E-mailed: October 21, 2004
Word received by: Patricia Alleyne
I was in the parish where I was raised, and I looked up, and saw a boat. In it was Jesus and Mary his mother and a lion, and that is all I can remember. It was a long time ago and no one could interpret the dream for me so I cannot remember all.
The boat represents the Body of Christ, which is floating above the ground because It is called to dominate and fill the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth:
"20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all." (Ephesians 1:20-23)
The 3 beings that sister Patricia saw on the boat represent the 3 stages that the Church will have go through before the end of all things. "Jesus" represents the Primitive Church stage, when Jesus was physically on Earth first and then ascended to Heaven while His disciples spread the Kingdom under the Anointing of the Spirit. During this stage, the original message that God preached through Jesus was relatively unadulterated. However, some seeds of contamination began to be planted by the apostles as they slowly separated themselves from the rest of the believers, thereby setting themselves apart as a distinct and superior "spiritual caste". For example, this can be seen when the apostles saw it beneath them to "serve tables" and delegated such work to other men:
"1And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. 2Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. 3Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. 5And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch" (Acts 6:1-5)
It is interesting to note in the passage above that the apostles never addressed the core problem: their deliberate neglect of the Hellenists' widows. The Hellenists (or "Grecians", as the King James version decided to call them) were Jews who were born in foreign lands and spoke Greek. Hellenists were Jews, but the apostles did not consider them to be as "Jewish" as the rest because they were "contaminated" by Gentile culture. This inability to discern the inherently equal value before God of both the Hellenist and the Jew is apparent when the apostle Peter refused the "contaminated" animals that God ordered him to eat from the great sheet that descended unto him:
"9On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: 10And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, 11And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: 12Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 13And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 14But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. 15And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. 16This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven." (Acts 10:9-16)
When the apostles were confronted with the fact that they were discriminating against their Hellenist brothers and sisters in Acts chapter 6, they decided to delegate the task to other people. Rather than "stoop" to serving "semi-contaminated Jews", they took the political way out and delegated the dirty task to someone else. Notice that the problem in Acts chapter 6 was not simply a logistical problem of "too few waiters for too many customers". The core problem was one of discrimination and belittling. There was sin involved in the hearts of the apostles, but they refused to face the judgment.
If you continue reading the book of Acts from this point on, you will notice that the original apostles are mentioned fewer and fewer times until they completely disappear from the scene after a brief final appearance in chapter 15. From chapter 16 onwards, the apostle Paul, who did not belittle the Gentiles, becomes the main character of the book of Acts. The plural word "apostles" appears 30 times in the book whose "official" name is "The Acts of the apostles", and this is a brief count by chapters of this word:
Notice that half of the appearances of the word "apostles" (15 out of 30) occur in the first 5 chapters, before the "table-serving incident" in chapter 6. The other 15 appearances of "apostles" occur over an 11-chapter interval, and the word never appears again over the final 12 chapters of the book!!!
"And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles." (Acts 8:1)
Notice how the apostles were so unwilling to preach to the Samaritans that they preferred the danger of persecution in Jerusalem over the prospect of having to preach to "unclean folks". The word "apostle" literally means "one sent forth" in the Greek, so it is ironic that everyone left Jerusalem except for the apostles.
These seeds of spiritual superiority began to germinate over the next few centuries, leading to the second stage of the Church: the pastoral matriarchy stage, which is represented in sister Alleyne's dream by Mary. This stage officially began when emperor Constantine proclaimed the Christian faith as the official religion of the Roman Empire in the 4th century. When Constantine did this, the name "Christian" became a political name tag that could help you rise through the ranks of government and a social tag that would gain you acceptance in secular society. This led to a Church infested with half-hearted and fake "believers" who were more interested in "using" Christ than in serving Him (cursed be those who use the name of Christ for self-benefit!!!) During this decadent stage, the apostolic and prophetic ministries disappeared, and the pastoral ministry began to dominate the Church. Why? Because the pastoral ministry offered "love, grace, and blessings" that was pleasing to the new masses of hypocritical believers, whereas the true apostolic and prophetic ministries were unpopular because they promoted God's righteousness, judgments, and Higher purposes. The Church became a great whore that told people that they could blend their pagan idolatry with Christianity; this led to the veneration of statues and "saints", who were cheap imitations of the human deities of pagan religions.
During this stage, the soul replaced the Spirit as the lord of the Church, and the Gospel was reshaped according to human paradigms and interests. This stage is represented by Mary in sister Alleyne's dream for two reasons. One is the fact that "woman" in Scripture generally represents the soul while "man" represents the spirit. When the soul became the dominant entity in the Church, it is as if a "female" matriarchy was established that systematically worked to repress the "male" voice of the Spirit. From this time on, "mother Mary" has been carrying helpless little baby Jesus in her arms, dominating him, controlling him, preventing him from growing, because His growth would mean her dethronement.
"1And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. 4Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come." (John 2:1-4)
Notice the Lord's harsh response; He called her "woman", instead of "mommy", because He was telling her that her role as "mother" had already ended. She could not pretend to dictate what would happen during the Lord's ministry in the same way that she could give Jesus orders when He was a child. She had to learn to let go and let the Spirit increase as she decreased (John 3:30).
"46While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." (Matthew 12:46-50)
Notice that Mary and Jesus' brethren stood outside, expecting Jesus to leave what He was doing in order to tend to their request. Here, Mary and Jesus' brethren were trying to use their "family ties" to Jesus in order to manipulate Him. Notice that Jesus did not go, "Wait a second, folks, family always comes first, so I will go see what mommy and my brothers want. I'll be back in a flash.". Instead, He simply refused to allow Mary's soul to exercise dominion over His Spirit, which was in perfect synchronicity with the Father's will, not man's.
Even when Jesus was 12 years old, Mary's "soulish" efforts to control Jesus are evident:
"41Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. 42And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. 43And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. 44But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. 45And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. 46And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 47And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. 48And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. 49And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? 50And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them." (Luke 2:41-50)
Notice that, in verse 48, Mary forgot that Jesus' Father was God, not Joseph. Joseph did play a fatherly role in Jesus' life, but he was only a father to Jesus' soul, not His Spirit. The Father of Jesus' Spirit was God, not Joseph, and Mary, like most of today's pastors, fail to understand this truth. Pastors see themselves as permanent father figures over the brethren they care over, not realizing that their fatherly role, much like Joseph's, is temporary, and that the brethren they care over have as much a right to be called sons of the Most High God, as they do. This pastoral arrogance has prevented the believers' spirits from growing.
In our articles, we have repeatedly shared the fact that pastors are very susceptible to the Canaanite spirit, which makes them judgment-haters. This has led to a "gospel" that panders to human interests and paradigms. In these latter days, however, God will raise up a spiritual remnant Church that will come with a "judgment anointing" that will clean up God's house first and then go out to purify the spiritual atmosphere of the entire planet Earth:
"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?" (1 Peter 4:17)
"12And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 13And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves." (Matthew 21:12-13)
"14And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. 15Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment. 16And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. 17For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke. 18According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. 19So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. 20And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD. 21As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever." (Isaiah 59:14-21)
"1Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. 2Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? 3I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. 4For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. 5And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. 6And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth." (Isaiah 63:1-6)
These passages speak of the times of God's fierce judgments coming upon the Earth through His remnant Church. God is tired of a Church where true, spiritual judgments are not made in an effort to pander to the flesh (Isaiah 59:15). The Lord is tired of a Church where those who speak of truth and righteousness are preyed upon and attacked as if they were the ones sinning against God (Isaiah 59:15). God is tired of a Church that is so spiritually dumb that it cannot distinguish between earthly legalism and spiritual judgments whose intentions are to produce salvation and true restoration (Isaiah 59:20, 63:5). God is tired of the pastoral leadership that has prevented His will from being manifested on Earth. This is why He will come as a lion to execute judgments on the Earth, starting with the Church's arrogant and stubborn leadership (cursed be those who stand in the way of the Lord):
"8The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy? 9Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold the great tumults in the midst thereof, and the oppressed in the midst thereof. 10For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces. 11Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; An adversary there shall be even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled. 12Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch." (Amos 3:8-12)
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness" (Romans 1:18)
[The word "hold" was translated from the Greek word katecho, which literally means, "to hold back, to restrain, to hinder"; in other words, the latter part of the verse should say, "who hinder the truth in unrighteousness"]
"4And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.5And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: 6Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. 7And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city." (Ezekiel 9:4-7)
[The city referred to in this passage is Jerusalem, which is a prophetic figure for the Church. Notice that the judgment begins with the "ancient men", meaning the Church's leadership. Notice also that those with the "mark" shall be spared, which refers (according to verse 4) to all those who feel repugnance and sorrow because of all the abominations inside the Church.]
As the Lord Jesus manifests Himself in these latter days as the roaring lion of Judah, a spiritual transformation will sweep across the Earth that will lead to the greatest spiritual revival mankind has ever seen. God will execute these spiritual judgments through a faithful remnant of believers who will be more concerned about pleasing God than pleasing man. This faithful remnant will be willing to unleash punishing spiritual judgments across the Church and the Earth even at the risk of being rejected and reviled by their fellow brethren. It will be a lonely task (Isaiah 59:16, 63:5, 31:4), but those of you who are willing to execute this lonely endeavor will pave the way for the Lord's glorious manifestation in these latter days. Millions upon millions will be saved and deeply transformed in these latter days, and the boat that sister Alleyne saw in her dream will turn into a Noah's ark where those who seek righteousness (not blessings) shall take refuge and become the spiritual seed through which the whole Earth will be regenerated as was the case with Noah:
"4For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly" (2 Peter 2:4-5)
[Even though verse 4 is speaking of literal angels, it is also a prophetic figure of God's coming judgments against the pastors who have held back the manifestation of His Spirit for centuries. The word "angel" means "messenger", and the Church's "messengers", i.e.- the so-called "ministers", have sinned against God by fighting against the manifestation of the Glorious Lord Jesus in the lives of every single believer in the Church. They have set themselves as the lords of the Church, and hate anyone who even insinuates that the Glory of Jesus can be manifested in anyone but them. Cursed be these men. My eyes shall see their fall, and my eyes shall see the rise of a spiritual Church with no castes, where God and God alone is King, and where earthliness and human mercy shall be wiped away from the Church for at least a few glorious years before the final Apostasy and the literal regeneration of planet Earth.]
The days of the third being that sister Alleyne saw in her dream, the days of the lion, shall be Glorious days, my friend. They will be the days of the latter rain.