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Prophetic word for today

The 5-fruit tree

First posted: October 27, 2004

E-mailed: October 26, 2004

Word received by: Mona Highline

 

I had this dream last year, but I can remember it as if I dreamed it last night.

I was walking with family and friends through a beautiful park, resembling a national park. I wandered off not too far from everyone, and came upon this tree. The tree was beautiful, not very big. But on this tree grew five totally different fruits. I was amazed. I studied the tree because I found it to be so awesome. I then called my husband to come and see this tree. In my hand, I was holding the fruit and explaining to him that I got all of the different fruits off of this one tree. There were these small watermelons the size of a large grapefruit. I was so amazed because they did not weigh down the branches. Also, there were grapes and a fruit that I had never seen before; it resembled a pear. I don't remember the other two. All of the fruit grew all over the tree. There would be different fruits growing on the same branch.

 

Our comments

The park in the dream represents the Body of Christ. The fact that it resembled a "national" park speaks of how the Church does not belong to any one man or group of people but to God, and is for the spiritual benefit of all of God's people, not just an elite leadership. The tree that sister Mona found represents the remnant spirit that God is raising up in these latter days. The fact that the tree was beautiful speaks of how those with the remnant spirit are imbued with the grace of God because of their determination to abide in God's righteousness and judgments.

 

The fact that the tree was not very big is because those whom God will use have a "smallness anointing" about them which makes them seem unimportant to the natural eye that measures greatness by human titles and religious credentials. The fact that sister Mona had to separate herself from family and friends in order to find the tree speaks of how those who will move in the remnant spirit anointing will have to be willing to value God's will more than any soul communion. Those who value friendship and family so much that it gets in the way of God's purposes for their lives will not be able to move in the remnant anointing:

 

"37He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." (Matthew 10:37-39)

 

"29And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. 30But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first." (Matthew 19:29-30)

 

The fact that sister Mona called her husband to come see the tree has prophetic significance. Since the husband represents a spiritual covering for his wife (1 Corinthians 11:2-13), the action of sister Mona calling her husband shows that, in the latter days, those who seem to be of lower "spiritual rank" will be the ones to teach the so-called "leadership" of the Church the way that must be followed. This is why the Lord said that the first shall be last, and the last shall be first.

 

The five "totally different fruits" that sister Mona saw on the tree represent the 5 ministries of Ephesians 4:11 (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers). Throughout the centuries, man has seen these ministries as completely different and, many times, they are even seen as unrelated to each other. In the latter days, however, the Lord will bring revelation knowledge into the Church that will show each ministry's true functionality and how these ministries interact together in unity, since they are all manifestations of the One and Only Spirit of God and are to operate under the One and Only Lord Jesus:

 

"4Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all." (1 Corinthians 12:4-6)

[The word "administration" was translated from the Greek word diakonia, which is better translated as "service" or "ministry"]

 

The Lord will restore all five ministries to their true spiritual functionality in these latter days, and they will serve to tear down spiritual giants in the air and to manifest the Glory of God. This is why David chose five smooth stones out of the river and placed them in his shepherd's bag before fighting Goliath:

 

"And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine." (1 Samuel 17:40)

[The "brook" represents the flow of prophetic revelation. Only those who are willing to listen to God prophetically will understand the true functionality of all 5 ministries. Those who prefer to stick to church tradition and methodology will never understand what each ministry is all about.]

 

In Scripture, David represents those who have the remnant anointing on their lives but who are insignificant in the eyes of carnal man. The fact that David was carrying the 5 smooth stones shows that God wants the 5 ministries to be manifested in all believers, for we all are priests of the Most High God (Isaiah 61:6, Revelation 1:6, 1 Peter 2:9). Having the remnant anointing is a matter of disposition, not church position.

 

The watermelons represent the fruit of the prophetic ministry. Why? Because watermelons are full of water on the inside, and waters in Scripture are a figure of the flow of prophetic emotion. The seeds inside a watermelon are black, which speaks of the spiritual left side of prophetic secrecy. The fact that the watermelon has many seeds embedded in red pulp speaks of how prophets are called to sow their lives as sacrifices in love. Of all 5 ministries, prophets are the ones most prone to being killed (spiritually and literally). This is why Scriptures speak so much about the blood of prophets being shed on the ground:

 

"49Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: 50That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; 51From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation. 52Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered" (Luke 11:49-52)

 

The redness of the watermelon pulp speaks of the ground or "earth", since the color "red" is associated in Scripture with "earth". As prophets shed their emotions onto the ground in suffering and torment, they act as "bread sowers" who sow into the waters (Ecclesiastes 11:1) to bring restoration to others.

 

The fact that the watermelons did not weigh down the branches has spiritual significance. As we have shared in previous articles, prophets and Girgashites just don't get along. Girgashites are workaholics who are never able to rest; they tend to live burdened lives obsessed with what their natural minds can see. On the other hand, prophets allow their emotions to supersede their natural thinking, and have the ability to distance themselves from the burdens of natural thinking. This explains why the watermelons did not weigh down the branches.

 

The grapes in the dream represent the fruit of the evangelistic ministry. Why? Because evangelists are the spiritual conquerors in the Body of Christ; they are the giant-killers who dethrone Amorite kings and establish the kingdom of God, and grapes are strongly associated with "kings", based on the following evidence:

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The word for "grape" in Hebrew is enab. The first time that enab appears in Scripture is in Genesis 40, and it is associated with Pharaoh, king over Egypt:

 

"9And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me; 10And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes: 11And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand." (Genesis 40:9-11)

 

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The word enab appears 19 times in the Old Testament, and 19 is the number of kings that the kingdoms of Judah and Israel each had during their history.

 

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In ancient times, the eating of grapes was associated with kingly enjoyment and having "the life of a king".

 

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Grape clusters represent a large number of small fruits, each with their own seeds. Grape clusters, therefore, are a figure of the multitudes of individual souls that evangelists conquer unto the Lord. 

 

The fruit that resembled the pear represents the fruit of the apostolic ministry. Why? Because pears are large and rounded at the bottom and narrower towards the top. This speaks of the apostle's concern for truth, justice, and judgments. As we share in our articles, apostles are endowed with wisdom in order to make judgments, and judgments produce justice or "righteousness". Since wisdom, judgments, and justice serve as the foundation for any spiritual house, true apostles are the ones who are constantly concerned that everything be done under a solid foundation of truth and judgments, which explains why the pear-like fruit is larger at the bottom:

 

"Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established" (Proverbs 24:3)

 

"It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness." (Proverbs 16:12)

 

"And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness." (Isaiah 16:5)

[Notice that the reference to "mercy" here is made in the context of judgments and righteousness. As we shared in a previous article, God's mercy never departs from His righteousness and judgments.]

 

"7But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment. 8And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness." (Psalm 9:7-8)

 

"As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation." (Proverbs 10:25)

 

The word "whirlwind" mentioned in the verse above was translated from the Hebrew word suwphah, which is derived from another word meaning "to cease, to come to an end, to consume", and refers to God's purifying judgments that consume all unrighteousness and iniquity in order to perfect us. In Scripture, the concept of "circle" or "roundness" is associated with going through a purifying process that removes imperfections. This is why "whirlwinds", which are winds that go around in circles, are associated with purification. This explains why the fruit that sister Mona saw was like a pear, which is "rounded" in the bottom half.

 

The fact that sister Mona had never seen the pear-like fruit before has spiritual significance. Until now, apostolic judgment word that emphasizes truth and justice has been silenced throughout the Body of Christ, because believers want to hear a word that makes them "feel good":

 

"They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly." (Amos 5:10)

["Gates" in Scripture are a figure of judgment]

 

This is why such word is so rare nowadays, but it shall be rare no more, for the Lord will bring a spiritual movement that will restore the word of justice and judgments in His Church, and this move will serve as the spiritual foundation for the most wonderful and powerful spiritual revival mankind has ever seen:

 

"11But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number. 12Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not. 13Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed: 14Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. 15And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name: 16That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes. 17For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. 18But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. 19And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. 20There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. 21And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. 22They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 23They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them. 24And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear." (Isaiah 65:11-24)

 

The other two fruits that sister Mona saw represent the fruits of the pastoral and the teaching ministries. The reason why the Lord did not allow her to remember these fruits is because God will end the pastoral matriarchy during which these two "female" ministries have dominated the Church and worked to suppress the manifestation of the "male" ministries (i.e.- the apostolic, prophetic, and evangelistic ministries). In these latter days, the two female ministries (pastors and teachers) will work in spiritual anonymity, just as the soul must remain in "silence" under the covering of the spirit.

 

As you may recall, the pastors (or "shepherds") to whom the birth of the Messiah was announced were pastors who were working in the darkness of the night:

 

"8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." (Luke 2:8-12)

[The words "pastor" and "shepherd" are synonyms in both the Hebrew and the Greek]

 

The darkness of the night here represents the darkness of anonymity. God intended pastors and teachers to work in spiritual anonymity, which means working in love without seeking to be the dominant ministries of the Church. You may notice, for example, that the New Testament never identifies a single pastor by name. For example, phrases such as "pastor Tim" or "pastor Sean" are never used. All references to "pastors" are always made in the plural, and without "naming names". The pastoral ministry is a wonderful and blessed ministry that will be honored by God when it is executed faithfully in submission to the Spirit. However, pastors have established a pastoral matriarchy where human "mercy and compassion" and where human hierarchies and methodologies predominate. Cursed be the pastoral matriarchy, that great whore, the spiritual Babylon, for God's time has come, and His purposes shall be accomplished. The human hindrances shall be removed, and God's people will finally have direct access to the tree of life, where the only "obstacle" will be God's sword of purifying judgments that kills in order to resurrect unto new eternal nature:

 

"That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 5:21)

 

"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)