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Prophetic word for today (p.i.)

4-horse drama

First preliminary posting: November 3, 2007

E-mailed: September 22, 2007

Word received by: John Edwards

 

In my dream, I am laying above a common area where people are mingling, playing cards, drinking coffee, relaxing. In these two areas, we are under a white Astro-Dome type canopy. All white, no other colors except for some clothes I'll go into in just a bit. The separate levels were not a separation of importance; one was just higher than another, like a loft. From where I am laying I could see the outside street area, also in white, but some of the [men] were wearing black suit's jacket and pants, and the ladies just colors, not anything as particular as the men. The whole of the background was white, however. The street was not under the canopy. It was outside; I recall seeing "blank" buildings all in white in the background, like "Hollywood" backdrop staging. The hard surface I was laying on was apparently my resting place/bed, but without a mattress, [nor a] pillow, nor a need of a blanket. Thinking back now, I am not sure if I was wearing anything or not; apparently it didn't matter. I also recall not seeing but a coved wall behind me without a way to get off.

In my dream, I am tossing and turning, not getting any sleep, when I noticed at first a young lady coming into the common area, at first at a distance. Then, somehow, when we were talking up close, I asked her what she wanted. She said she was just there to get a few magazines. She was pleasant to look at and was polite. She gathered up a few magazines, tucked them into her left elbow and turned to walk out when I noticed one of the magazines had in large "white" letters "GEO" or "GEQ." The joint at her left elbow cut off the half of the letter, but I recall thinking that the magazines seemed to be modern for 2007. The young woman was a nurse's aid. She was wearing a light blue and white stripped dress with an old-style (50's) nurses cap (its' how I could tell she was a nurse). Then she turned and left, walking outside to the right, mixing with the flow of foot traffic.

The second scene shortly afterwards opened with everything dark. Dark red, like the dark red color of dried blood, was the color everywhere. I could not see anything, not even [myself]. I was very much afraid. Being so afraid, I had to force my right-hand fingers into my mouth and force myself to ask: "What ... do ... you ... want?" Once [I] asked, the darkness slipped away into a fleeing spirit who was moving outward towards the street area, yet did not touch down to walk. When I looked to see more, I saw a dark-red, like dried-blood-colored cloak, and just the back of a head (not attached to the body) with well-groomed dark-red, like dried-blood color, hair flowing in the breeze of its movement. No arms, legs, neck, face, no body parts of any kind were ever seen; then, it was gone as if moving across the outside foot traffic, not turning to go either way but towards the blank buildings.

[In] the third scene, I awoke with my arm under my head partially hanging off the bed I was on, with two very old men grabbing and hanging on me at the same time. Both men looked like twins. They were both very skinny, with hard, tanned skin, and were both bald. One man was in front while his twin was right behind him. All I could see of the latter man was his bald head, his forehead, and the tops of his eyes looking right at me. Again I asked: "What do you want?" and then too were gone. Somewhere soon after, the dream had ended.

 

 

Our brief comments

 

The scene sequence in this dream points to the following:

 

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The initial part of the dream, where brother John is under a white canopy points to the galloping of the 1st horse of the Apocalypse -- the white horse. A close study of the order in which the tribes of Israel are named in Revelation 7:5-8 (when contrasted with the order in which the sons of Jacob were born in Genesis 29:31-30:24) reveals that the white horse comes to bring a silent awareness of our priesthood as believers. As the white horse begins to gallop, believers who are attentive to God become subconsciously aware that there is no difference between "ministers" and "laymen" and that we are all of the "same species" within the Body of Christ. As other believers remain comfortable playing the religious game, "mingling, playing cards, drinking coffee", and "relaxing", and as things seem to be "business as usual", the white horse begins its run in the invisible spirit realm above. The white horse's gallop leads to a "silent awakening" amongst believers who may be operating within the Church's religious system but whose hearts are after God's perfect will. As we have said before, the white horse acts as a "spiritual umbrella" for the other 3 horses of the Apocalypse, which correlates with the white canopy in the dream.

 

The fact that the canopy was like the AstroDome's points to the Houston Astros (who played there). As we have shared before, the Houston Astros point to God's waiting remnant who are interceding, longing for the manifestation of God's Kingdom on Earth. The word "Astro" literally means "star", and it points to what the Lord said in Luke 10:20. As we have studied before, the sons of God are as spiritual stars in the heavens who are called to shine forth and emanate God's Kingship all over the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth. As believers begin to hear the gallop of the white horse, they begin to gaze up, and they become aware of their "star" up in the sky, the star that was "activated" in the heavens by God the moment they were born again, just as Jesus's was when He was physically born into the Earth (Matthew 2:2). That is when they realise that there is no "separation of importance" amongst God's people, and that they are called to operate in the fullness of their God-endowed Spirit nature.

 

The "blank" buildings that looked like "Hollywood" backdrop staging emphasise the "background" nature of the white horse. The word "Hollywood" is God's coded way of saying "Holy wood", which points to God's people as "oaks of righteousness" (Isaiah 61:3) who are called to grow into the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13).

 

The fact that the dreamer had no blanket and that it did not seem to matter whether he was wearing anything or not points to an important spiritual fact: Those who heed the white horse's gallop begin to lose their interest in human coverings. As they become aware that the God of heaven is their covering, the shame that religious man associates with non-submission to human structures becomes irrelevant.

 

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The young lady who comes into the common area is a figure of the red-horse riders who are sent by God into the Church as the 2nd seal of the Apocalypse is opened. The red horse comes to create unrest and inconformity with the status quo, which explains why the dreamer was "tossing and turning, not getting any sleep" when he noticed the young lady approaching. The young red-horse rider comes to cause face-to-face conflict, confronting Cain's paradigms directly. This is the reason why the dreamer found himself "talking up close" with the young lady all of a sudden. To those who prefer Cain's paradigms, the red horse becomes an unpleasant and rude nuisance. To those who are interested in doing God's will, the red horse is as a fresh breeze blowing through a stale land. That is the reason why the dreamer found the young lady "pleasant to look at" and "polite".

 

God's red horse comes to call God's people out into the black-horse wilderness, away from the house of Cain. This is the reason why the young lady said that she was there to "get a few magazines"; each magazine represents a believer, and only a chosen few shall heed God's red-horse shout. As indicated on wikipedia.org, the word "magazine" is used in artillery terms to refer to any item or place within which ammunition is stored. The word is derived from the Arabic word makahazin meaning "warehouse". Therefore, the magazines in the dream are God's coded way of saying that He sees His people as a mighty spiritual arsenal, an armoury of mighty weapons that has remained inert and unused due to a pastoral matriarchy that has conspired to neutralise the manifestation of God's "male" warrior spirit, tyrannically emphasising the soothing of the soul and the exalting of men instead. Through the horses of the Apocalypse, however, the Lord shall rescue His chosen weapons from the grip of the Babylonian pastoral matriarchy so as to unleash His mighty vengeance against the spirit of Jezebel that has ruled the Church:

 

"23How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! 24I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD. 25The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans. 26Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left. 27Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation. 28The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple." (Jeremiah 50:23-28)

 

As we have said before, the left side is related to the prophetic. Therefore, the fact that the young lady tucked the magazines into her left elbow speaks of the prophetic endowment of God's red-horse teachers. Being teacher-apostles, they are strongly right-handed, since both the teacher and apostolic ministries are mind-oriented endowments; even so, they are strongly prophetic, for the words they speak are derived from a direct relationship with God, and they come to encourage others to embrace such a relationship. They come to emphasise the value of the invisible anointing, an anointing that cannot be discerned by looking at external religious titles.

 

One of the magazines had in large white letters either "GEO" or "GEQ". There is deep prophetic significance behind this. As indicated on acronymattic.com, the acronym "GEQ" can stand for "Graphic Equaliser", which, according to wikipedia.org, refers to devises that change "the frequency envelope of a sound" by correcting, or making equal, the frequency response of a signal; graphic equalisation helps to ensure that the sound system does not give certain frequencies an inordinate importance. In the same way, the red horse comes to challenge the "religious pre-eminence" of the Cains who rule the Church. In that way, the red horse is God's "Graphic equaliser", teaching believers that all who believe have direct access to God.

 

According to acronymattic.com, the acronym "GEO" can stand for "General Education", which speaks to how God's red-horse riders come to teach to all, in full faith that God's people have the potential to operate in the deep things of God because they have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). Those in the spirit of Cain believe that the "common blokes" are too spiritually inferior to understand the deep things of the Spirit (John 7:49); to them, only the "chosen ministers" can dare to delve into "spiritual stuff".

 

The word "GEO" also points to the prefix "geo", which comes from the Greek word ge meaning "earth". In Scripture, "earth" points to man's temporal weakness, which in turn points to the teacher ministry, the weakest of all ministries. God's red-horse riders appear on the scene in weakness, proclaiming that God wants to pour His Spirit upon all flesh (i.e.- all "earth"). We are all made of the same weakly "GEO", and we are all equally called to share in God's unifying anointing. That is what God's red-horse "GEQ" ("graphic equalisers") come to teach.

 

The fact that the magazines seemed modern for 2007 points to how God's red-horse teachings are prophetic "teachings beyond their time", teachings that break the barriers of human traditions, traditions which work to keep believers in spiritual stagnation, a stagnation in which chronos time continues ticking whilst kairos time silently stops.

 

When the young woman left, she walked "outside to the right, mixing with the flow of foot traffic". This "mingling with the foot traffic" points to how God's red-horse riders come to emphasise the equality of all people through right-handed apostolic teachings:

 

"8And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked: 9The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, 10Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked. 11And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. 12And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker. 13Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people. 14Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, 15And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: 16Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways. 17Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness. 18And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them." (Acts 14:8-18)

 

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The dream's second scene opens "with everything dark". This scene points to the 3rd horse of the Apocalypse ... the black horse. The "dark red" colour seen throughout the scene points to the transition from the red horse to the black horse. The fact that the colour seemed like that of "dried blood" points to the blood of red-horse Abel, the blood shed by Cain as he works to silence Abel's "pestilent" teachings. As Abel's red-horse blood dries in the ground, the black horse begins to gallop.

 

In the scene, the dreamer is "so afraid" that he had to use his fingers into his mouth to ask the darkness, "What do you want?". This is a figure of the great fear that envelops believers as they become aware that God is calling them out of the "safe" covering of Cain and into the black-horse wilderness. Once a believer sheds the fig-leaf covering of Cain, he or she is going from a life as a "mere soul" into a life as a spirit being ... from being a "son or daughter of Eve" (Genesis 3:20, 4:1) to becoming a "son of Adam", the latter Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45). This is the reason why the dreamer saw the darkness slip away "into a fleeing spirit who was moving outward towards the street area". This spirit was not touching down to walk, which is a figure of believers beginning to walk in the supernatural realm of the Spirit, above the pavement of natural understanding. Once you heed God's red-horse shout, you will want to flee; you will want to escape from the control of Cain. That is the reason why the darkness fled out into the street when the dreamer asked "What do you want?". From the black-horse wilderness, God's believers begin to launch prophetic arrows of invisible judgments against the Church they left behind.

 

"28The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple. 29Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel." (Jeremiah 50:28-29)

 

As God's believers shed the fig-leaf covering of Cain, they are given an invisible but real covering. This is why the dreamer saw a dark-red cloak, which he was able to see only after he resolved to "see more", meaning that the cloak is not immediately visible to the natural mind. The well-groomed "hair flowing in the breeze of its movement" speaks of a believer who is beginning to flow in the freedom of the Wind (i.e.- the Spirit), with his or her thoughts at peace about that freedom because of God's red-horse teachings, which certify that his or her actions are not the product of human rebellion but rather the result of a heart more interested in God's will than man's (as we have shared before, hair is a figure of the thoughts emanating from our minds).

 

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The dream's third scene opens with bald twins grabbing and hanging on to the dreamer whilst he was in bed. The bald twins point to the spirit of "bald Korah", the spirit that the 4th horse of the Apocalypse, the green horse, fights against. As we have said before, Korah is a Canaanite-Girgashite, and, as we have also said before, the Canaanite and Girgashite spirits are the foundation for the matriarchy of the 2 "female" ministries (pastor and teacher). In the spirit realm, there are 2 important sets of twins: the twins of apostle and prophet and the twins of pastor and teacher. In God's Kingdom, the apostolic and prophetic anointings are the foundation (Ephesians 2:20); in satan's kingdom, the pastoral and teaching ministries are the foundation. The horses of the Apocalypse come to uncover this distorted foundation, and, as the last horse begins to gallop, a bald and pathetic Korah is left exposed before all.

 

As I was meditating on twins, the Lord brought George W. Bush's twin daughters to my attention. As we have shared before, these twins have served to expose many of the serious spiritual flaws in a man who is supposed to be a devout Christian and churchgoer after God's own heart. This is no coincidence. As the horses of the Apocalypse have galloped across America and the world (beginning in 2004), the shaky foundation of the 2 "female" ministry twins in the American Church has been exposed. It is no coincidence, either, that Jenna Bush, one of the twins, has recently declared that she wants to invest her life doing "charitable work" in Latin America, which reveals the Bushes' emotional attachment to the same Latin American culture that helped delay America's latter-rain revival, a revival that was supposed to have started during Bush's time in office. By befriending Latin America in their souls, Bush and his family befriended Latin America's spirit of Korah.

 

The fact that the twins were old and skinny speaks of a Girgashite wear-down. Through the horses of the Apocalypse, God has exposed the temporality and vulnerability of the American Church's leadership. The twins' "hard" skin refers to the stubborn determination on the part of the Church leadership to "remain in power" despite the barrage of God's judgements against them. Korah is a stubborn, self-deceived fool that refuses to surrender. That is the reason why they were "hanging off the bed", refusing to fall all the way down.

 

Even though the pastoral and teaching ministries have joined to form an evil Canaanite-Girgashite set of twins, the pastoral ministry is the dominant twin (Daniel 8:3). That is the reason why the dreamer could see one of the twins right in front of him, with the other twin "right behind him".

 

The dream ended "somewhere soon after" the bald twins were gone. After Korah is defeated in the spirit realm through the sacrificial death of God's green-horse riders, an unavoidable chain of events is unleashed in the natural realm. This chain of events is manifested in the 3 seals that come after the 4 horses of the Apocalypse have galloped through. Though Korah has been defeated in the spirit realm, his fall in the natural realm is not all that "immediate". That is the reason why the dreamer perceived a time lapse right before the dream actually ended. We are in the middle of this "time lapse", even as we speak.