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American Civil War (Part 1)

First posted: March 8, 2006

E-mailed: January 12, 2006

Word received by: Shirley Brown

Word received: January 1, 2006

 

Open Vision of United States

 

I was standing over a map of the United States. I saw the United States divided by a line right down the middle. The states to my right (Eastern) were clean and clear, showing no activity. I saw writing above the states, and I was trying desperately to read it. I saw the Roman Numerals XXII. There were other numbers but I could not focus enough to see them. I recognized the month of May, but I knew it was extended to other months.

 

I knew someone was handing out orders for these states. As I looked to the map, I saw black waves (like radio sound waves) shooting dreadfully fast downward in the Western States. The demons received their orders and were ready and willing to carry them out. Then, I saw three bright red circles flashing. These circles represented three areas that were specifically targeted for attack. The area where I saw the first red circle was Nebraska & Kansas. The second red circle touched the states of Oregon & Nevada. The third red circle was an island. I am not sure if it was Hawaii…but the whole island was flashing red.

 

 

Our comments

Drawing, dividing, and scattering

As we have shared in recent words, God is angry at the compromising attitude of the American Church. He is angry at an American Church that continues to straddle the fence, walking along the edge of the River Jordan without ever launching themselves onto the waters to cross to the other side. Because of this, the Lord is now drawing the line and He is saying,

 "Enough!!! I shall waste no more time with you. I have things to do. I have nations to redeem. I have peoples to restore."

 

After the line is drawn down the middle of the U.S., the vision begins to focus on individual states. Writing began to appear over the states. Each writing is a decree of God with regard to each state. The Lord's remnant killed the American Goliath in the spirit realm, but the American Church remained huddled around Goliath's carcass. Instead of "feasting upon his flesh" (Revelation 19:18) and chasing the Philistines (1 Samuel 17:51-53), the American Church insisted on following their spiritually dead leaders and abiding under their dead religious structures. Out of a Girgashite need for human covering and a Canaanite longing for soul communion, the American Church refused to "scatter". Fellow believer, there is not a single "king" over the American Church who remains alive. All have been slain by God. The great "ministers" who rule over the American Church are but a shell of what they were. Their anointing has been stripped from them, and they are living on the remnants of a grace that once was. After the Apocalypse's black horse's gallop through the world in August 2005 and beyond, the Church's "ministers" were slain, and their religious structures were revealed as hollow. God exposed the Church as a Church with many "pastors" who do not shepherd, with many "leaders" who do not lead. It was time, therefore, for the Church's futile "Vietnam War" to be declared a failure. It was time for all the men to scatter and for each one to go back to his house in peace.

 

"And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace." (1 Kings 22:17)

 

"26And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king’s son; 27And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace. 28And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the LORD hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you." (1 Kings 22:26-28)

[Notice how these passages appear in 1 Kings chapter 22, which correlates with the number shown by the Lord to sister Shirley in the vision]

 

Notice how Micaiah tells each individual person ("every one of you") to "hearken" unto the Lord (v28). In other words, Micaiah was telling the people,

"When you see the word of the Lord fulfilled, when you see the king dead, give up and go home. Be willing to admit that Churchianity was a failure and that the Church's religious structures were unable to usher in God's Kingdom upon the Earth. Give up the futile fight that your king has gotten you into. Give up, and allow yourselves to be scattered. Allow God to scatter you so that He may reassemble you as a New Church in His image and likeness, as a Church with no human kings, as a Church where God is your only Lord and King."

 

Since the American Church refused to scatter voluntarily, she shall be forcibly scattered over the next 3 and a half years. The Lord shall send spirits of chaos across America that will force believers to admit the spiritual death of their "leaders". These spirits of chaos will distinguish between the Godly and the unGodly, between the faithful and the "religious". They will evaluate the spiritual status of each individual believer. They shall respect the "line" that God has drawn, and they shall follow the decrees that God is declaring over each individual. Those who are to the left of the line shall be harshly treated, and those who are to the right of the line shall be spared.

 

"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." (Ezekiel 9:5-6)

[Notice how the slaying is to begin at the sanctuary, with the "ancient men" (i.e.- the "elders" or "leaders") who are before the house]

 

Fellow believer, if you are unable to see yourself as an individual human being that has an individual relationship with God, you shall not be spared. If you can only see your relationship with God within the context of "church membership" and "church activities", you are among those who have refused to be scattered, and you are presently standing to the left of the line that God has drawn.

 

Why were the individual messages written above each state so difficult to read? Because each individual's standing before the Lord cannot be discerned by the natural mind. God knows the deepest parts of each believer's heart, and He knows who is standing with Him and who is standing with man. Many of those who seem to be "way off base" shall be vindicated as righteous (Psalm 73), and many of those who seem to be "right on the money" shall be exposed as unrighteous and unGodly (Matthew 7:21-23).

 

Right vs. left

As we have said before, the "right-hand" side is associated to laws and judgments, while the "left-hand" side is associated to grace and liberty. Therefore, the states in the vision that were to the right of the line are a figure of the believers who admit that judgment is the foundation for grace (Romans 5:21). On the other hand, the states to the left of the line represent the believers who think that grace can nullify judgment. These are the believers who think that "ministerial grace" is powerful enough to dissuade God from executing His righteous judgments. When God's judgment looms over them, they believe that they can take cover under the feathers of their "graceful ministers", thinking that their ministerial grace will be enough to "save the day".

 

When Jonah declared judgment on Nineveh, the Ninevites did not say, "Our king will spare us from the wrath of God; his ministerial grace is enough to shield us from the judgment of God". Instead, they repented, and, by doing so, they were dealing with the roots of unrighteousness that were attracting God's judgments in the first place. Judgment is not repelled by grace. Grace can postpone judgment for a short while, but, in doing so, it only allows for more judgment to accumulate for a future date. There is no way to annul God's judgments. The only option, therefore, is to align ourselves with them. Judgments bring death, and, when we embrace His judgments, we live in a "state of death" to all unrighteousness. When Nineveh repented, she was not avoiding God's judgments. Instead, she was embracing them and dying to her unrighteous ways. By dying voluntarily, Nineveh then attracted God's grace over her, because true grace operates over a foundation of righteousness (Romans 5:21). Grace does not repel judgments. Instead, the embracing of judgments leads to grace. God's judgments are the only path to legitimate grace.

 

Super Bowl XXII

Sister Shirley saw the number 22 in Roman numerals. There are four interrelated reasons for this. The first reason is Super Bowl 22. As NFL fans know, the championship game known as the "Super Bowl" is assigned a consecutive number that is represented in Roman numerals. Super Bowl 22 (XXII) was played at the end of the 1987 season, and it pitted the Denver Broncos versus the Washington Redskins.

 

To understand the meaning behind the "Denver Broncos" in Super Bowl 22, we must consider the following facts:

  1. Because of its high altitude in the Rocky Mountain region, Denver is known as the "Mile High City". As we have said before, the word "Amorite" means "mountain people", and it refers to a spirit of self-exaltation.

     

  2. According to Webster's Dictionary, a "bronco" is a small, unbroken horse from the western U.S. As we have said before, "horses" are animals of great natural grace. Therefore, they are often a figure of "ministers" who are revered and followed because of their visible grace.

     

  3. Denver is a city in the western United States. In a map where the north side is up, the west is to the left. As we have said before, the left side represents "grace". As we have also said before, the spiritual Cains "flee west", choosing to run away rather than give up and submit to God's judgments against their stubborn ways. As we have also said before, Cain is a figure of the "ministers" who would rather "kill" their little brother Abel before having to admit the error of their ways. Cain emphasizes the fact that he is the "older brother" and refuses to admit that truth is not determined by human hierarchy.

     

  4. In Super Bowl 22, the Denver Broncos were quarterbacked by John Elway, a young quarterback from the western state of California who was renowned for his impressive arm and confident attitude. The NFL scouts called him "the next Joe Namath", in reference to the famous quarterback from the University of Alabama who was also heavily recruited by NFL scouts when he came out of college. Because of his great natural talent, John Elway's confidence often turned into cockiness, which was further worsened by the adulation he would receive from the media and co-players.

     

From all of this, we can say that the "Denver Broncos" in Super Bowl 22 represented the Amorite spirit of "ministerial exaltation" that refuses to be "broken" or "tamed" by God. This spirit of "ministerial exaltation" uses its left-handed ministerial grace to control and seduce God's people. When their "Cain-style hierarchical superiority" is not enough to control God's people, they seduce God's people by turning into "west-fleeing" Balaams who offer spiritual grace that is used for banal, temporary purposes.

 

Joseph encountered both the "controlling Cain" and the "seducing Balaam" during his walk on Earth:

  1. His controlling older brothers, in a sense, killed him when they threw him in the pit and left him to fend for himself, exposing him to slavery in Egypt (Genesis 37:23-29); by the way, this is what America did to God's remnant in the summer of 2005. Joseph's older brothers were acting like "controlling Cains". As we have studied before, the Lord sends His Apocalyptic red horse against the controlling Cains.

     

  2. When Joseph was a slave of Potiphar in Egypt, Potiphar's wife tried to seduce him (Genesis 39:7-12). This is a figure of the "seducing Balaams" (Numbers 25:1-2, Numbers 31:16, Revelation 2:14) who use their ministerial grace to charm people into submission to them. As we have studied before, the Lord sends His Apocalyptic black horse against the seducing Balaams.

     

  3. Because Joseph fled from the seduction of Potiphar's wife, he was thrown into prison (Genesis 39:19-20). Sheol is a spiritual prison, meaning that Joseph's prison time was his "Sheol experience". As we have studied before, the Lord unleashes His Apocalyptic green horse from out of Sheol (Revelation 6:8). After the black horse has ravaged through Balaam's "western" kingdom, Balaam is reduced to a "bald Korah" and is "ready" for the green horse's final knockout punch.

 

Horse Enemy Enemy's tactics against

 God's people

Horse's attack on

the enemy

Red Cain Outright control through false doctrines that "validate" their domination Invalidation of the false doctrines through the prophetic teaching of God's truth and judgments
Black Balaam Subtle seduction through the beauty of ministerial grace Invisible judgments that reveal the emptiness of that ministerial grace
Green Korah Self-deceit and denial that "validates" their spiritual standing despite all the spiritual evidence against them Exposing vulnerability that baits the enemy into attacking, which leaves the enemy exposed to a vindicating revenge that obliterates him completely

 

The Denver Broncos were the AFC's #1 seed in the 1987-88 playoffs, which is a figure of the preeminent "ministers" who have made themselves "#1" over God's Church. The Broncos' playoff run that season is a spiritual figure of Cain, Balaam, and Korah (Jude 1:11) as they encounter God's Apocalyptic horses:

  1. In their first playoff game that season, the Broncos soundly defeated a weak Houston Oilers team 34-10. After the first quarter, the Broncos were up 14-0, and they never looked back. This game is a figure of Cain easily killing his weaker brother, red-horse Abel, and morphing into Balaam.

     

  2. In their second playoff game, the Broncos were leading the Cleveland Browns by 18 points (21-3) at halftime, but Cleveland mounted a dramatic comeback, and, by the middle of the 4th quarter, the game was tied at 31-31. Denver then took the lead 38-31, but Cleveland countered with a dramatic drive that took them to the Denver 2-yard line with less than 2 minutes left in the game. Then, the play known to NFL fans as "The Fumble" happened. With 72 seconds left on the clock, Cleveland running back Earnest Byner was given the ball, and he was about to score a touchdown and tie the game when a Denver player stripped him of the ball. Denver recovered the fumble and prevented Cleveland from scoring. Because they were deep in their own territory with few seconds left in the game, Denver chose to yield a 2-point safety to Cleveland in order to secure a 38-33 win.

     

    The Browns' 2nd-half comeback is a figure of how the black horse is capable of surmounting great odds to inflict damage on Balaam through the launching of invisible judgments into Balaam's house from the distant wilderness outside. However, the black horse is not designed to provide the "knockout punch" that ends Balaam altogether. This is the reason why the Broncos were able to prevent the Browns from tying the game. Denver's strategic safety play that yielded 2 points to Cleveland is a figure of how Balaam is able to prevent his utter destruction by resorting to the "safety spirit". In other words, Balaam's "ministry" is not destroyed because he convinces his followers that the safest thing to do is to stick with him, even when he has been exposed as vulnerable by the black horse. Denver had routed Houston in their first playoff game, and were ahead of Cleveland by 18 points at halftime, which gave the impression that Denver was a Goliath-style juggernaut. Cleveland's amazing second-half comeback, however, exposed many of the vulnerabilities in the Denver defense, setting them up for what would happen to them in their 3rd playoff game, Super Bowl 22, against the Washington Redskins ...

     

While the Broncos were being led into Super Bowl 22 by the highly touted John Elway, the Washington Redskins were led by Doug Williams, a black quarterback who began his career as the 17th pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1978. After 5 seasons, a contract dispute with Tampa Bay management arose, and Williams left the Buccaneers to play for the Oklahoma Outlaws of the USFL (a league that competed against the NFL for a few years). In those days, there was a false stereotype against black quarterbacks in professional (American) football which prevented them from being given a fair chance. However, Joe Gibbs, the coach of the Washington Redskins, was able to visualize Doug Williams' potential, and he gave him a chance to return to the NFL as a backup. He remained on the bench during the 1986 season, playing in only one game. The next season, the starting quarterback, Jay Schroeder, was plagued by injuries and inconsistency, and Joe Gibbs decided to promote Doug Williams to the starting position. He led the Redskins to tight playoff victories over the 2 teams with the best regular-season records that season (New Orleans and San Francisco), and he became the first black quarterback to ever start in an NFL Super Bowl or title game.

 

Before Super Bowl 22, the Denver Broncos were favored by 3 points. Doug Williams had only played in 5 regular-season games going into the playoffs, and many football "experts" thought that Denver would win easily because they deemed Elway far superior to Doug Williams, both in terms of talent and experience.

 

In a spiritual sense, Doug Williams represented a remnant that rises out of "black-horse" anonymity and into the spotlight of a "preliminary green-horse manifestation" in Super Bowl 22. On the other hand, the Denver Broncos had been filtered through the red and the black horses of the Apocalypse, and were now slated to face the next horse: the green horse, which, as we have said before, comes against the spirit of Korah. Super Bowl 22, therefore, was a spiritual representation of God's green-horse remnant (Williams and the Redskins) fighting against the spirit of Korah (Elway and the Broncos).

 

Denver dominated the first quarter of Super Bowl 22, as shown by their first 3 offensive possessions:

  1. On their very first offensive play, Elway threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Nattiel, giving Denver a 7-0 lead, 117 seconds into the game. This was the earliest touchdown ever scored in Super Bowl history. By contrast, Doug Williams and the Redskins had been forced to punt on their first offensive possession.

     

  2. On the Broncos' second offensive possession, Elway threw a 32-yard pass to Mark Jackson; Elway even caught a 23-yard pass from Steve Sewell, thus becoming the first quarterback to ever catch (instead of throw) a pass in Super Bowl history. The drive, however, was halted at the 6-yard line, and Denver was forced to kick a field goal that put them up 10-0. By contrast again, Doug Williams and the Redskins had been forced to punt on their second offensive possession.

     

  3. On the Broncos' third offensive possession, Denver drove all the way down to the Redskins' 30-yard line, but they failed to score because of an 18-yard sack of John Elway which took them out of field goal range.

 

The first quarter ended with the Broncos up 10-0, and, to the naked (Girgashite) eye, it seemed as if the Redskins were headed for a dreadful massacre at the hands of Elway and the Broncos. However, unbeknownst to the Girgashite eye, a spiritual shift happened in the game. As we have said before, the number "10" speaks of prophetic sacrifice. Therefore, the Redskins' yielding of 10 quick points to the Broncos was a figure of a willful prophetic sacrifice. As we have also said before, God's (prophetic-pastoral) green-horse riders willfully expose themselves in vulnerable weakness to Korah in order to lure Korah into attacking them. At first, Korah seems like the "clearly superior rival" as he takes advantage of the green-horse rider's vulnerability. This is what happened when satan (cursed is he) attacked Yeshua at His moment of vulnerability in the Garden of Gethsemane. As Jesus hung in weakness from the cross, His enemies mocked Him and rejoiced, thinking that they had finally defeated the annoying man from Galilee who had come out of nowhere to make their lives miserable by "undressing" their spiritual ineptness before the Israelite people. Jesus voluntarily exposed Himself in vulnerability to the enemy and drew the enemy's attack against Him. Why? Because the Sin System simply cannot "help herself" when she sees a righteous, vulnerable man. Like a pathetic cocaine addict who beholds cocaine, the Sin System will always go after a vulnerable righteous man to kill him. But, in doing so, the Sin System sows the seeds of her utter destruction.

 

The first 3 offensive possessions by the Broncos were a microcosm of their 1987-88 playoffs:

  1. In the Broncos' first possession, they "struck gold" with just one play, just as they had easily trounced the (red-horse) Houston Oilers in their first playoff game.

     

  2. In the Broncos' second possession, Elway's athletic grace dazzled the audience, passing effectively and even catching a pass, but their offensive drive stalled at the end, just like when the Broncos dominated the (black-horse) Cleveland Browns in the first half of their second playoff game before eking out a difficult victory at the end.

     

  3. In the Broncos' third possession, they were able to advance deep into Redskins' territory, but their hopes of scoring were dashed by an 18-yard sack of Elway. This was a prophetic sign of what would happen to them on their third playoff game, Super Bowl 22.

 

Notice how the Broncos' strength was "halved" from one playoff game to the next. In their first game against the Houston Oilers, they dominated all 4 quarters. In their second game against the Cleveland Browns, they dominated the first 2 (=half of 4) quarters. In their third game against the Washington Redskins, they would only dominate for 1(=half of 2) quarter. This is a prophetic figure of what is happening to the "ministerial" leadership of the Church as the horses of the Apocalypse gallop through. Each of the 3 horses (red, black, and green) reduces them in half. Balaam is half as strong as Cain, and Korah is half as strong as Balaam. Cain is so strong that he can control God's people outright. Balaam is half as strong, so he must seduce God's people. Korah is so weak that he must resort to self-deceiving pathetic arguments that can only convince those who want to live in self-deception.

 

During the first quarter, as Elway was shining, Doug Williams was struggling, and he was injured in a play that forced him to leave the game. He returned with 14:17 left in the second quarter, however, and, all of a sudden, things changed. An incredible Redskins barrage ensued, just as if someone had opened the floodgates and allowed the ocean waters to rush on in. During the second quarter, the previously "unknown" Doug Williams completed 9 of 11 passes for 228 yards and 4 touchdowns, and the Redskins scored 5 touchdowns in that quarter. For those of you who are not familiar with American football, the Redskins' 5 touchdowns in one quarter would be equivalent to a soccer team scoring 4 goals in 20 minutes. By the time the dust settled at the end of the second quarter, the score had gone from 10-0 in favor of Denver to 35-10 in favor of Washington. The one-quarter massacre was complete, and the Super Bowl was decided for good. In the second half, John Elway and the Broncos were utterly impotent. Adding insult to injury, Williams and the Redskins were able to score another touchdown in the second half, and the game ended with the score 42-10 in favor of Washington.

 

The Redskins set multiple Super Bowl game records in Super Bowl 22:

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Most offensive yards: 602

The number 602 equals 43 times 14. Based on what we have seen before, the number "43" points to the contentious and sometimes "offensive" red horse that comes to question the established religious system, and the number "14" speaks of a remnant that is not yet fully manifested. Therefore, the number of offensive yards, 602 (43 times 14), points to the red-horse contentious nature of a weak remnant as it moves in the red-horse anointing to make life uncomfortable for Cain.

 

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Most offensive rushing yards: 280

The number 280 equals 28 times 10. As we have said before, the number "28" speaks of "perfection" or "completion", which is spiritually related to the teaching ministry, since teachers are perfectionists who try to "complete" their students in all areas. As we have also said before, the number "10" points to prophetic sacrifice. Therefore, the number 280 speaks of prophetic teachers. As we have said before, red-horse riders are teachers who move in the prophetic anointing and who are, therefore, not trapped in the earthly teachings of Girgashite Cain.

 

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Most passing yards by a quarterback: 340

The number 340 equals 34 times 10, which points to Ezekiel 34:10:

 

"Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them." (Ezekiel 34:10)

 

Doug Williams' talent had been belittled by most coaches in the NFL because he was black. This is a figure of how the shepherds (i.e.- pastors) in the Church have belittled God's people, reducing them to "food for themselves" (i.e.- to mere pawns in their ministries). Instead of feeding God's people, the pastors in the Church feed off of them, like wolves feasting on helpless sheep. The kings of the Church have used God's people as meat for their plate. Therefore, God's people shall in the latter days eat the flesh of these kings (Revelation 19:18). Fellow believer, if you are unwilling to see the humanity of these kings and to feast off their flesh, you can have no part with God (John 13:8).

 

Notice how Ezekiel 34:10 is a verse of "contention". God is declaring that He is setting Himself against the pastors, and the first visible manifestation of that contention is through His "pestilent" red-horse riders.

 

Notice how these game-wide offensive records are spiritually related to the red horse. Even though the red-horse riders are easily trounced by strong Cain (like Abel at the hands of Cain), their "insignificant death" at the beginning of the "spiritual playoffs" kick-starts the process that leads to the eventual demise of the enemy.

 

The Redskins also set multiple Super-Bowl single-quarter records during the 2nd quarter of Super Bowl 22:

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Most points in 1 quarter: 35

There is a spiritual significance behind the number "35", which we study in detail in the section below. In short, the number "35" speaks of those who are willing to "surrender" and "admit defeat" in order to enter and conquer the Promised Land. Those who are unwilling to "surrender" are those who do not believe that God has the power to resurrect us from the ashes of death. As we have said before, green-horse riders are "resurrected prophets", meaning that the number "35" is spiritually related to the green horse.

 

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Most offensive yards in 1 quarter: 356

There is a spiritual significance behind the number "356", which we study in detail in a section below. In short, the number "356" speaks of the green-horse riders who "have it rough" at the beginning as they are swallowed into Sheol, but who eventually emerge from Sheol to unleash an obliterating deathblow against their enemies. The number "356" points to the unexpected "phoenix" rise of green-horse riders out of the soil of insurmountable defeat, like a seed that falls to the ground and dies, only to reappear as a plant that glows with the greenness of perpetual life. This, however, implies going through an experience where you will feel that God has abandoned you and handed you over to your enemies to be mistreated by them as they freely please. Your suffering at their hands will then give God the "legal spiritual right" to unleash a vindicating vengeance against your enemies, a vengeance that will swallow them up into Sheol forever as you are liberated from Sheol.

 

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Most touchdowns in 1 quarter: 5

The number "5" speaks of "ministerial grace". Therefore, the 5 2nd-quarter touchdowns that sealed the fate of the Denver Broncos are a figure of how God will utterly devastate those who have misused their ministerial grace to rule over God's people. One touchdown was scored for each of the 5 ministries in Ephesians 4:11.

 

In the second quarter, Washington running back Timmy Smith rushed 5 times for 122 yards and a touchdown. As we have said before, the Church's "ministers" have used their ministerial grace to turn God's people into crippled "Tiny Tims". Therefore, it is no spiritual coincidences that the running back who ran for 122 yards in just one quarter is named "Timmy" (i.e.- "Tiny Tim"). His last name, "Smith", is a very common last name in English. Therefore, it is a figure of the so-called "common people" whom the Church's ministers look down upon. Timmy Smith's 5 rushes were a prophetic declaration of the victory of God's "little" people against the 5 misused ministries that have worked to oppress them. The number 122 equals 61 times 2, which points to Isaiah 61:2:

 

"1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn" (Isaiah 61:1-2)

 

In the day of God's vindicating vengeance (v2) unleashed through His green horse, the Perizzite "poor villager" spirit will be driven out of the Church and the "ministerial" oppression shall be no more. As we have said before, the Church's "ministers" have been aborting the spiritual calling of God's people for centuries, turning them into spiritual cripples who are permanently dependent on them. But God has sent His red horse to teach His people that they must not fear the Goliath spirit of hierarchical intimidation, just as David did in 1 Samuel 17:22-30. He has sent His black horse to break the spirit of ministerial dependence on Goliath, so that God's crippled people may be able to stand on their own (Acts 3:1-11). The black horse comes to expose Goliath's vulnerability and to kill him . As big as he is and as mighty as his weapons are, one little stone laden with God's spirit nature (i.e.- you) is capable of bringing him down. Once Goliath is dead, the green horse comes to scatter the Philistines and to take back their spoils (1 Samuel 17:51-53, Luke 11:22).

 

4 out of the 5 Redskins touchdowns were a result of Doug Williams passes. The other touchdown was scored by Timmy Smith. This points to the black horse of independence. As we have said before, God freely gives us 80% (4/5) of our evangelistic endowment through others, but we are called to produce the other 20% on our own. When David killed Goliath, he did 80% of the evangelistic conquering work against the Philistines, but the people of Israel had to do the other 20%. They were supposed to rise up from their bunkers and drive out the Philistines themselves (1 Samuel 17:51-52). No one else could do that for them. It had to be done by them, and it had to be done then. It was a task that could not be "delegated" or "deferred".

 

The 5 2nd-quarter touchdowns announce a people who are no longer under the spirit of ministerial shame and who rise up as mighty conquerors against the ministerial spirit of Goliath intimidation to possess their spiritual inheritance. Therefore, the 5 touchdowns speak of how the black and green horses work together to kill the enemy's champion (Goliath) and to totally drive the enemy out of God's land (the Church).

 

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Largest deficit ever overcome by a team: 10

This record emphasizes the "phoenix" rise of green-horse riders from "insurmountable" defeat. The number "10" points to the Smyrna spirit of prophetic sacrifice that is willing to suffer death in order to unleash regeneration and life upon others.

 

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Most yards by a quarterback in 1 quarter: 228

The number 228 equals 19 times 12. Therefore, the number 228 is a spiritual indictment against America for remaining at "19" and not advancing to "20". As we have said before, the American Church was being called to become an army of "young warriors" ("20"), but it chose to remain as an army of soldiers under a human system of hierarchical subordination ("19"). Believers with the green-horse anointing are "20"-style soldiers who move in the boldness and guidance of the Holy Spirit (Joel 2:7) and who remain in submission to the judgments of the Son and the will of the Father (Joel 2:11). Green-horse soldiers finish off the spiritual job started by the black horse. After the black horse kills Goliath, the green horse comes to bring utter defeat to the Philistines and to spoil them. God was calling the American Church to adopt the green-horse soldier anointing, but she cowered away from God's call.

 

The number 228 (19 times 12) also points to Psalm 19:12:

 

"Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults" (Psalm 19:12)

 

The green horse comes against the self-deceived Korah who continues to believe that he is "in the right" despite all the evidence against him. Therefore, the number 228, which points to Psalm 19:12, is God's way of saying to Korah:

"Don't you realize your errors? How foolish and pathetic you are!!! I shall destroy you, and you shall be no more."

 

Notice also that the number "228" is a concatenation of the numbers "22" and "8". The number "22" is the number that sister Shirley saw in the vision, and the number "8" refers to Noah-style regeneration. Through the Death and Sheol unleashed by the green horse, entire systems are destroyed, and the spiritual atmosphere is transformed unto righteousness. The 2nd-quarter massacre carried out by Doug Williams and the Redskins in Super Bowl 22 is a figure of the green horse's destructive regeneration.

 

Notice how these offensive records for 1 quarter are spiritually related to the green horse. Just like the Redskins who knocked out the Broncos in the tidal rush of 1 quarter, the green horse comes to provide the knockout punch that terminates the domination of the Man Face over the other 3 spiritual faces. According to Revelation 6:8, the green horse is given authority over a fourth (i.e.- quarter) of the Earth. This is the reason why the Redskins were given authority over the Broncos for 1 devastating quarter. If you take away the 2nd quarter of Super Bowl 22, you would find that the Denver Broncos actually outscored the Redskins 10-7 in the other 3 quarters, but it was that 1 "insignificant" quarter which obliterated the Broncos and sealed their doom.

 

{Much of the specific information regarding the 1987-88 NFL playoffs and Super Bowl 22 was retrieved from wikipedia.org. You can also read about the famous "Fumble" at wikipedia.org. You can read more about Doug Williams at wikipedia.org or sptimes.com}

 

35

In Super Bowl XXII, Doug Williams and the Washington Redskins scored 35 points in the second quarter, which set a Super Bowl record for most points in a quarter. There is a spiritual reason behind the number "35". Through the prophetic word declared by the young grandson of a dear sister in Christ, the Lord made us understand that He is calling His people to move from "3" to "5".

 

Scripture reveals several spiritual processes with 5 stages. For example, as we shared in a previous article, there are 5 stages that a teacher must go through to perfect or complete his or her teacher calling. In a 5-stage process, step number 3 would be the middle stage:

 

1 ---> 2 ---> 3 ---> 4 ---> 5

 

The Church in America went from "1" to "3", and it stopped midway because of her cautious half-heartedness:

 

1 ---> 2 ---> 3 ---> 4 ---> 5

 

However, the Lord is prompting His people to "finish the job", to deal the knockout punch to the pastoral matriarchy structures so that God's glory may truly be manifested. He is calling the Church to move from "3" to "5":

 

1 ---> 2 ---> 3 ---> 4 ---> 5

 

The Church in America is a half-hearted Church that is hot and cold at the same time. She really wants to see the Glory of God, but she is not willing to make all the sacrifices He requires to see His Glory. God is asking her to surrender things that she is unwilling to let go of. In that sense, she is stuck midway between the beginning and the end. She went all the way to "4", but, when she saw the price that had to be paid to cross the Jordan and reach "5", she backtracked and regressed to "3". She is now stuck at "3" and is unwilling to press on towards "5".

 

In order for the American Church to cross from "4" to "5", it is required that she admit that the latter-rain revival must be led by the Spirit, not by "ministers". However, that is a requirement she is unwilling to accept. Two days ago from the time of this writing (on March 2, 2006), the Lord led me to read a word from an American "minister" from California; this word was for the UK, and it was posted on a UK web page. The word was about a vision that God had shown this "minister". In the vision, the Lord showed him that the UK had many shepherds (i.e.- pastors) who were spiritual "barking dogs" (i.e.- "Canaanites"). Because he was afraid that he would offend the "clergy" with this vision, he "prefaced" the vision by declaring that he was "an ordained pastor for 21 years" (as if that mattered a bit -- 2 Kings 9:1-11), and he reaffirmed his belief that God wanted a "great spiritual awakening led by the pastors and priests". When I read that phrase, my spirit was kindled with righteous wrath. Therein lies the key to why the American "ministers" caused a 4-year delay of the latter-rain revival!!! These "American idiots" fail to understand that the Old-Testament separation between "clergy" (as he called them) and "laymen" is over.

 

I challenge any "minister" on the face of the Earth to prove that there is any passage of Scripture certifying that a hierarchical leadership of "pastors and priests" will usher in the revival. The closest any passage comes is Joshua 3:11-17, where 12 priests were taken from the 12 tribes of Israel to carry the ark in front of the people as they crossed the Jordan. This passage, however, is not teaching that "ordained pastors" will usher in the revival. The 12 priests are representative of the entire people of Israel. Why? Because the 12 priests were gathered by taking one man from each tribe of Israel. If the 12 priests represented the "ordained clergy", why weren't these 12 priests selected from the tribe of Levi only? In the Old Covenant days, only the Levites were allowed to minister in the literal temple. By taking one man from each tribe, the Lord was therefore declaring that the entire people of God were a priesthood unto Him. He was declaring that only those who understand this truth will be able to cross the Jordan and conquer the Promised Land unto God.

 

Each man who was taken from each of the tribes acted a symbolic representative of his entire tribe. Therefore, these 12 priests represent a spiritual functionality of the people, not a literal religious title. If you read through Joshua chapters 3 and 4, you will notice that the Lord did not bother to mention the names of the 12 priests. Why? Because the Lord was not emphasizing the importance of literal men. Those with the true priesthood spirit are believers who are interested in getting the job done. They are not interested in "being adulated" or "recognized by men". They are willing to work in anonymity --- if that is what it takes --- in order for God's work to be done on Earth. They are willing to sell their mantles of religious recognition in order to buy the sword of the Spirit (Luke 22:36). That is the sword that tears down kingdoms; that is the sword that brings redeeming judgment upon the Earth; that is the sword that shall transform the spiritual atmosphere unto Earth so that the Kingdom of God may be established.

 

The priests who carried the ark of the covenant across the Jordan are not a figure of literal men with literal religious titles. We are all priests, at least according to Scripture (Isaiah 61:6, Revelation 1:6, 1 Peter 2:9), even when the "ordained pastors" would "beg to differ". Priesthood is a spiritual functionality available to all, not a "religious title" held by a few. Therefore, when God prompted the priests to carry the Ark of the Covenant ahead of the people as they crossed the Jordan, He was saying,

"I shall not bring forth any revival unless My people don their robes of prophetic intercessors and usher in My revival through the sword of the Spirit, instead of trying to usher it in with their new chariots (2 Samuel 6:3). For I, the Lord God of Israel, curse those chariots, and, in My wrath, I curse the idiots who fail to recognize the Ark of My Covenant. For My people are My Ark, says the Lord, and I curse those who manipulate My people and who try, like Uzzah, to contain My people inside their abominable little chariots."

 

I am sure that the "California minister" mentioned above is a man who loves God and who has "good intentions". However, the cemetery is full of people with "good intentions". Even while God was showing him that the Church's pastors are like "vicious dogs", he remained unwilling to admit the utter failure of the pastoral matriarchy, and he even had the gall to introduce his vision with a statement declaring that the latter-day revival must be led by "pastors and priests". As we have said before, the latter-rain revival will not consist of "big-time ministers doing big-time things". The latter-rain revival will be here when Yeshua is manifested from within God's people. The day the Church becomes a non-hierarchical place full of people manifesting God's Spirit nature will be the day we'll be able to say that "the revival is here". Any other "revival" will be like morning vapor (James 4:14) that will be here today and gone tomorrow. God's purpose is not to exalt "big-time ministers". God's purpose is to see Himself manifested in His people. When will the American pastoral idiots understand that? When, I wonder? When?

Pretty soon, says the Lord. Faster than you think, more profoundly than you envision it.

 

Just like the 21-year "ordained pastor" who felt the need to make a "clarification" before declaring his word, I must also make the following "clarification": The English word "idiot" is derived from the Greek word idiotes, which is in turn derived from the word idios meaning "pertaining to one's self". In other words, an "idiot" is a person so enveloped in self that he or she is unable to see the value in others. America's ministers are so wrapped up in their "ministerial mantle" that they are unable to see that God wants to manifest His Glory through the "insignificant little sheep" who "gather before them" Sunday after Sunday. This is the reason why we use the word "idiot" so explicitly against the self-centered ministers who believe that God's work revolves around their ministries. I sincerely believe that the "California minister" mentioned above has many wonderful qualities, and the fact that he was even able to see the vision of pastors as "barking dogs" indicates that he is open to many things of the Spirit. Unfortunately, like many other "ministers" in the American Church, he is unwilling to fully reject the entire pastoral matriarchy system. God can show these pastors all the rotten wood in the "house", but they will still conclude that the house only needs a "good touch-up", instead of a demolition and a rebuilding under a new model and with new materials. Admitting the utter failure of the current structures is too painful for them, because it implies admitting that their "21 years of ministry" were, in large measure, a terrible waste of time (Psalm 127:1-2). It is difficult for the flesh to admit that, for 21 years of your life, you sincerely worked under a failed spiritual paradigm that was created by man and not by God. If you are unwilling to give up your futile fight after 21 years, year number 22 will bring sadness and utter despair.

 

Ironically, the word idiotes mentioned above is used in the Greek in Acts 4:13 by the religious leaders of Jerusalem when referring to the Lord's disciples. To the religious leaders, it was amazing to see "unlearned" and "ignorant" men being used by God:

 

"13Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. 14And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it." (Acts 4:13-14)

[The word "ignorant" in verse 13 was translated from idiotes]

 

To the religious leaders, Peter and John were "idiots" (idiotes) because, from their perspective, these men had chosen to be "on their own" (idios), operating outside the already-established religious structures. Peter and John were not struggling to rise through the well-established religious hierarchy in Jerusalem in order to make a name for themselves as "religious leaders". This shows that what amounts to "idiocy" depends on where you are standing. If you are religious, those who refuse to submit to the religious spirit will seem to you like "idiots" trying to make it "on their own". If you are against the religious spirit, those who refuse to submit to the ways of the Spirit are "idiots" trying to make it "on their own", independently of the ways of the Spirit. It will be up to God, therefore, to decide which of the two "idiocies" is unpleasant to Him.

 

To the Lord God, the "idiots" are those who unite efforts and resources to build a huge "tower of Babel", even when they declare that they are building the tower in the name of God. The Babel pastors are trying to prove that they can do God's work without fully submitting the soul to the Spirit. They are trying to prove that their familiar paradigms are as good (if not better) as the strange paradigms of God. When God tries to speak to them, they just put their hands to their ears and begin to mumble to themselves saying, "That was not God; that is satan trying to discourage me. God would never say a thing like that!! Anything that questions pastoral authority is from the devil.".

 

In short, the number "35" refers to God's call to complete the course. Completing the course requires "admitting defeat" when you reach stage "4". People like the "California minister" mentioned above are willing to follow God up to a certain point. However, when God calls them to admit the intrinsic failure of their religious system, they stop, and, then, they retreat. Most people get stuck at the religiously comfortable "3". A few do press on, and they reach "4"; unfortunately, many of those who do reach "4" stop there, and they never cross their Jordan to get to "5", and, eventually, they slide back to the safety of middle-ground "3". It is impossible to be "neutral" with regard to God. If you take a position of passive resistance to His promptings, you will inevitable slide back, for those who are not with Him are against Him, and those who do not gather with Him scatter abroad (Matthew 12:30).

 

In a sense, the 5 steps of our Christian walk can be placed in a symbolic "bowl":

 

 

Once you are in the bowl, it is relatively automatic to reach "3". All you have to do is to allow yourself to "roll with the gravitational flow". Once you get to "3", however, you cannot go on "autopilot" anymore. A very conscious and deliberate spiritual effort must be made to get from "3" to "4". At "4" you are demanded "total death". If you refuse God's demand, you will eventually "roll back" to "3", because "4" is a "middle ground" where you cannot stay for too long. You will either press on to "5" by accepting "defeat", or you will slide back to the religious comfort of "3" (Hebrews 10:37-39). Those who are willing to "admit defeat" at stage "4", however, shall see life arising out of the ashes of "total death". They shall see the "rose of life" surfacing out of the infertile dust of the desert. This is the reason why the Lord says the following in Isaiah 35:

 

"1The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. 2It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God. 3Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. 4Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. 5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped." (Isaiah 35:1-5)

[Notice that, in verse 3, the Lord calls God's people to complete the course. In the midst of the "defeat" encountered at stage "4", a spiritual seed is being sown that will lead to utter victory at an unprecedented level.]

 

The number "35" is a word from the Lord saying, "Don't get stuck in the middle; press on and complete the race; go from 3 to 5". It is a word of encouragement for the remnant that has encountered great difficulties after the midpoint of its journey, and it is a word of indictment against the negligent American Church that is comfortably stuck at "3", with no interest of pressing on to "5". Those who are unwilling to face death and ridicule at stage "4" shall not enter the Promised Land, and they shall not enter into eternal life.

 

When David tried to bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, he chose 30,000 of the finest men in Israel (2 Samuel 6:1), and he got himself a brand "new cart" (2 Chronicles 13:7). He wanted to bring the Ark of the Covenant in the midst of "royal acclaim and celebration". He wanted to bring the Ark as evidence before men that he was "the king of Israel". In the same way, today's pastors want to usher in the revival and have the revival serve as evidence that they are indeed "the chosen ones", as opposed to the "unordained" folk who are not the "chosen ones". There is no admission of death and defeat in such an attitude. This is the reason why God ruined David's pathetic parade by killing Uzzah in the middle of it. David was then forced to leave the Ark in the house of Obed-edom for 3 months (2 Samuel 6:11-14).

 

The second time David tried to bring the Ark to Jerusalem, he did something different:

 

"12And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness. 13And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings. 14And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod. 15So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet. 16And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart. 17And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD." (2 Samuel 6:12-17)

 

Notice how "king David" forgot about acting "regal" as he leapt and danced before the Lord, drawing the spite of Michal, who thought that it was "beneath royalty" to act like that.

 

"20Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself! 21And David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD. 22And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour. 23Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death." (2 Samuel 6:20-23)

 

David's second attempt to bring the Ark was successful because, this second time, he forgot about "hierarchies". He did not see it beneath him to "demean" himself in his own sight and in the sight of the "maidservants" (v22). Notice that David declares this in verse 22, which is the number God showed sister Shirley in the vision. This is no coincidence.

 

The reason why God allowed David to successfully bring the Ark to Jerusalem on the second attempt was because David had admitted defeat after the first try. Instead of insisting on bringing the Ark in his "new cart", he said, "Lord, I give up. I don't know how to bring your Ark. I will leave it in the house of Obed-edom while You straighten me out." He did not say to the people,

"We had this setback. But, remember, when we are doing God's work, there will be setbacks along the way. Let's press on, people, because this king has an Ark to take back home to Jerusalem!! Come on, people, work hard and make me proud!!"

Instead, he chose to "chill out" (i.e.- die) for a while in order to rethink his entire attitude. There was something fundamentally wrong in what they were doing, and it was futile for them to press forward until they found out what that was.

 

When David saw that Obed-edom's house prospered because of the Ark (v12), he understood that God is no respecter of persons. Even though Obed-edom was not "royalty", God honored him, and he understood that all human beings are precious and special in the eyes of Almighty God. When David understood this, he lost the fear of exposing his vulnerability before men. He was no longer interested in standing "head and shoulders" above other men as the "king of Israel", which is what happened to Saul, the father of Michal (1 Samuel 10:23, 1 Samuel 18:20). He was no longer afraid to show himself as a "man", like anyone else, thereby declaring that our eternal value is derived from what God has said about us in the middle of our frail humanity (v21, Psalm 8:4-7, 1 Chronicles 17:7). What makes us special is our humanity. The "human being" is a very marvelous and special creature. When God created us, He appointed us to be living and breathing expressions of God Himself on Earth. That is how special and wonderful you are. It is a mystery that so much value can be wrapped up in such a frail container. That is the "mystery of godliness" that Scripture speaks about: God manifested in human flesh (1 Timothy 3:16, Isaiah 7:14).

 

Notice that 2 Samuel 6:20-23 (quoted above) ends with the comment that Michal "had no child unto the day of her death" (v23). In other words, God is saying that those who maintain hierarchies are sterile in the eyes of God. People like the "California minister" mentioned above may be able to build up large ministries with large congregations. However, as long as they maintain a distinction between "clergy" and "laymen", all their hard work can only beget children of their ministries, not children of God.

 

As we have said before, a "son of a horse" is a horse, and, as he grows, he becomes a mature horse with the same physical characteristics as his "parents". A "son of a lion" is a lion with all the genetic code of his parents embedded within him, and, as he grows, he becomes fully able to do all the things his parents can do, like hunt down large prey and eat its meat. A "son of an eagle" is an eagle with wings and eyes like his parents', and, as he grows, he becomes able to fly at great altitudes and spot small prey in the ground far below. By the same token, a "son of God" is a god (John 10:34-35) with all the genetic code of God embedded within him, and as he grows, he will manifest all that embedded nature, and do the things that his Father can do. To beget "children of God", therefore, means to enable a nation of people who will manifest God's nature on Earth. This is the reason why believers like the "California minister" are sterile. They can raise up a nation of churchgoing folks who live a moral life and who participate in a great deal of church activities, but they cannot raise up a nation of people who manifest the Awesome Nature of God on Earth. They cannot do so, because they believe in hierarchies, which turns the "average folk" into "children of a lesser god" --- instead of "children of the Most High God".

 

There is a prophetic reason why Michal's sterility is mentioned in verse 23. As we have said before, the number "23" points to the pastoral ministry. Therefore, the Lord is saying,

My Church is sterile because she is ruled by pastors. She does not beget sons and daughters unto Me because she has become a Sheol, a black hole that sucks My people away from Me, dooming them to the temporality of their mortal nature. Within the confines of their temporal nature, they create divisions among themselves to lord one over the other. They refuse to adopt My eternal nature because My eternal nature cannot be divided, for I am One, says the Lord God of Israel.

 

Through no deliberate intention of our own, we are posting this word on the 35th anniversary of a boxing match that was known in its days simply as "The Fight", and is known by boxing enthusiasts as "The Fight of the Century". On March 8, 1971, Muhammad Ali fought against Joe Frazier for the undisputed heavyweight title of the world at Madison Square Garden in New York. Both fighters were undefeated at the time. Joe Frazier was the defending champion with 26 career wins, and Muhammad Ali was unbeaten in 31 fights. The drama of this bout was heightened by the fact that it was Muhammad Ali's 3rd fight since his return from "exile", and it was his first chance to regain the heavyweight title that had been stripped from him for having refused to fight in Vietnam out of personal conviction.

 

Ali had been banned from professional boxing for 3-and-a-half years, which correlates with the number of days the 2 witnesses lie dead (Revelation 11:11) and with the number of years that the prophetic remnant must remain in "hiding" while the American Church gets its act together. Therefore, Ali's emergence out of "forcible exile" is a figure of the green horse's rise out of Sheol. Ali lost a thriller of a fight against Frazier 35 years ago today, and he was floored by Frazier with a hard left hook in the last round, which correlates with the unsuccessful 1st quarter by the Redskins in Super Bowl 22. Just like the Redskins, Ali was able to bounce back. He beat Frazier in their 1974 rematch, and he regained the heavyweight title of the world in his famous "Rumble in the Jungle" against Foreman in Zaire. He then beat Frazier once again in the epic bout known as the "Thrilla in Manila". After winning that fight, Ali collapsed in the ring and kept repeating "This is what death feels like... this is the closest I've ever come to dying". Again, this reveals Ali's spiritual connection to the green horse that has Death as its rider and Sheol as its trailer (Revelation 6:8). Just like the green-horse phoenix rising out of the ashes of Sheol exile, Ali resurrected his boxing career and went on to cement his claim as "The Greatest" fighter of all time.

 

{You can read more about Muhammad Ali and the "Fight of the Century" at wikipedia.org}

 

The date of this posting (March 8, 2006) is in the 8th day of the 3rd month. This correlates with what we said about the time 2:08am in a previous posting. 2:08am is the "8th minute of the 3rd hour" and it is a figure of the time of Noah-style visitation upon the Earth. The Lord sends this visitation to lay the righteousness foundation required for His latter-rain outpouring. His Noah-style visitation comes through "strange young man" who prophesy the death of unrighteous human kings (2 Kings 9:1-4). Those who reject that prophecy out of reverence for human kings shall miss out on God's latter rain, for God's Glory cannot descend upon a place that demands that He share His Glory with the cursed ministerial kings. The kings whom the Church defends are dead already, just as Ahab and his descendants were already "dead" by the word of Elijah (1 Kings 21:20-24). The "strange young man" comes to demand the cadavers of Ahab's descendants. When the people willingly hand them over to the "Green Reaper", Jezebel is killed (2 Kings 9:30-37), and God's Glory is manifested (Revelation 2:20-28). When the people refuse to hand them over, green-horse death befalls the kings along with the fools who insist on following them. Let him who can bear this word bear it.

 

From 5 to 6

After taking a 35-10 halftime lead in Super Bowl 22, the Redskins scored a 6th touchdown in the second half to leave the score at 42-10. Their 6 touchdowns were a new Super Bowl record. The fact that the Redskins went for a 6th touchdown in the second half, despite their huge lead, reveals the exterminator nature of God's green-horse riders, who are not interested in merely "winning" over the enemy; they are out to obliterate him.

 

The number "6" speaks of human vulnerability. Therefore, the Redskins' 6 touchdowns in Super Bowl 22 are a figure of how the green horse pounces on the human kings' mortal vulnerability, which was left exposed by the black horse's judgments. In the context of the green horse, the number "6" also speaks of how green-horse riders are willing to expose their vulnerability as bait that draws the Sin System's attacks. When the Sin System takes the bait, her attack on the vulnerable green-horse rider leads to her utter destruction:

 

"33Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: 34And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. 35And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. 37But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. 38But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. 39And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. 40When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? 41They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. 42Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? 43Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof." (Matthew 21:33-43)

 

Notice that it was time to "collect the harvest" (v34), which correlates with how green-horse riders come as "Green Reapers" that demand the carcasses of kings so that God's Kingship (v43) may be manifested. Notice also that this passage speaks of 3 "waves" of visitation. In verse 35, the first wave is mentioned, which correlates with the red-horse visitation. In verse 36, the second wave is mentioned, which correlates with the black-horse visitation; according to verse 36, the second wave is more intense than the first. This is because the first wave is manifested through "insignificant" but "pestilent" (red-horse) men and women; the second wave is manifested through invisible but devastatingly real judgments launched by the "pestilent" men and women (of the first wave) after they have separated themselves and gone to the lonely, black-horse wilderness.

 

In verse 37, the third wave is mentioned. But, this time, unlike the first two waves, the son is sent. Because green-horse riders rise out of "Sheol", they have a "resurrection anointing" about them, meaning that they "ooze" the God-nature within them. In other words, the son of God within them is openly evident to those who are in the Spirit (and not the soul).

 

Touching a "son of God" who has resurrected out of Sheol is like touching an exposed but deadly live wire. The wire may look like any other wire to the casual onlooker, but those with a voltmeter will be able to detect the wire's dangerous voltage. When you go to Sheol and back, you suffer a spiritual transformation --- just like the Lord Jesus --- and the God-nature that was hidden inside of you will "glow out" from inside of you and be evident in the spirit realm. Therefore, you become like a live wire that is deadly when it is not handled with the proper "respect" (Matthew 21:37). This is the reason why Uzzah died as he touched the Ark of the Covenant (2 Samuel 6:6-7), and this is the reason why the resurrected Lord told Mary not to touch Him when she saw Him in the garden. To Mary's Girgashite eyes, the resurrected Jesus looked like any other man. In fact, she thought He was the gardener (John 20:14-15). A gardener is a person who toils in the earth, meaning that Mary was too focused on Jesus' earthly exterior to notice the resurrection Spirit nature that was glowing out of Him. Therefore, the Lord had to explain to her that He was now openly manifesting a nature that was not visible to the natural eye:

 

"Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God." (John 20:17)

[Notice how the resurrected Lord emphasizes His "Sonhood" and ours. Resurrection makes our "sonhood" evident.]

 

"11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together." (Romans 8:11-17)

[Notice how verse 11 begins by speaking of resurrection by the Spirit of God, going on to talk about us as "children of God" (v16) who can call God "Abba, Father" (v15). The Spirit bears witness of our "sonhood" (v16) because the evidence that we are indeed "sons of God" is when we act as spirits. God is the "Father of spirits" (Hebrews 12:9), not the "Father of souls". When we "resurrect" (i.e.- when go to "Sheol" and back), we are freed from the soul matriarchy that led to the corruption of all creation (Romans 8:19-21), and we are free to operate as spirit-beings, not as soul-beings.]

 

God's green-horse riders, therefore, serve as an ironic judgment against the "minister-revering" Church. Those whom the green horse comes to judge are those who don't dare to even touch the carcass of a "renowned minister", because they deem "ministers" as untouchable "sacred cows". God therefore sends them truly untouchable green-horse riders. Because their "untouchability" is not announced through a "visible ministerial robe", they serve as judgment against those who try to discern the spiritual value of others in terms of material parameters. I can assure you that Uzzah would have never dared touch the royal robes of the "great" king David without due authorization, but he didn't consider it a "big deal" to touch a simple ark made of wood. However, touching that simple wooden ark was what led to his immediate and devastating death (2 Samuel 6:6-7). It was God who caused the oxen to shake the Ark of the Covenant. He did it on purpose as a "dare" to Uzzah. He did it to taunt Uzzah into touching the Ark in order to strike him dead right then and there, for our God is an ensnarer who traps the stubbornly unrighteous using their own unrighteousness against them (Isaiah 8:14, Jeremiah 50:24, Ezekiel 12:13, Ezekiel 17:20, Hosea 5:5-7, Hosea 7:11-12).

 

The Redskins' 6th touchdown also reveals a spiritual transition "from 5 to 6". The number "5" speaks of "ministerial grace", and the number "6" speaks of "human vulnerability". Fellow believer, as a born-again child of God, you are a minister of God (Isaiah 61:6, 1 Peter 2:9). As you grow in the faith, you will become more and more aware of your God-given grace, and you will rejoice in that grace. However, your ministry will reach full maturity when you are able to see your own human vulnerability in the midst of your grace. Most "ministers" become so exultant over their ministerial grace ("5") that they begin to feel "super human", i.e.- above the "average mortal folk". As we have shared before, even Elijah forgot that the wonderful works that God had performed through him happened because of his willingness to present himself as vulnerable before the Lord (1 Kings 19:3, 19:9-18). God did not use Elijah in a special way because Elijah was of a "higher caste" than the "average human". On the contrary, God used Elijah in a special way precisely because of how human he was (James 5:17, Matthew 11:11). In the same way, God did not use Yeshua because He was "superior" to the average human. He used Yeshua precisely because of Yeshua's humanity. That is how special the "human being" is in the eyes of God. Even though we look like vulnerable clay, our vulnerability is capable of containing the fullness of the Godhead (Colossians 2:9), unbelievable as that may sound. Your faith has reached maturity when you are fully willing to believe this fact. This is what differentiates the "religious believers" from the "sons and daughters of the Most High God".

 

The spiritual transition "from 5 to 6" is completed as you move into the green-horse stage. When you are willing to be used by God to the point of "dying" and "going to hell (Sheol)", the grace of God is perfected in you, and you move into "resurrection life". This is what the Lord Jesus did when He was willing to go to Sheol at the Garden of Gethsemane. After 3 and a half years of miracles and wonders, Jesus never forgot His humanity, and He was willing to expose His vulnerability before the enemy to the point of death. This is the reason why He was resurrected by God and exalted unto eternal Oneness with the Father.

 

356

During the 2nd quarter of Super Bowl 22, the Redskins set a record for most offensive yards in 1 quarter: 356. Notice how the number "356" points once again to the number "35" studied above. Notice also how the number "356" insinuates the transition from "5" to "6" in its last two digits. The number "56" at the end of "356" also points to Psalm 56:

 

"1Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. 2Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High." (Psalm 56:1-2)

 

Sheol is like a black hole that "swallows up" everything in its vicinity and never lets go (Proverbs 30:15-16). Therefore, the passage above is referring to someone who is being swallowed up into the prison of Sheol, which once again points to the green horse. Psalm 56 begins with the psalmist "going to Sheol" at the hands of man, but it ends with the psalmist being taken out of Sheol:

 

"11In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. 12Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee. 13For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?" (Psalm 56:11-13)

 

Just like with Doug Williams and the Washington Redskins, things don't "begin well" for God's green-horse riders (Psalm 56:1-2), but the "game" eventually ends in resurrection life (Psalm 56:11-13). God's green-horse riders derive their "enemy-obliterating" authority from their Sheol experience. Because they have "been to hell and back", they have the authority to obliterate the dominion of "soulish" man over God's spirit nature in man. Because they have been willing to be obliterated themselves, they have the authority to obliterate the very system that fought against them.

 

Notice how verse 12 speaks of "vows". As we have said before, those who go to Sheol for God's sake are those who bind themselves with "voluntary vows" to God. As you offer yourself in sacrifice to God, He will bind you up and take you to where your soul will not naturally want to go (John 21:18-19).

 

The number 356 equals 89 times 4. The number "89" points to Psalm 89. In the original Hebrew text, Psalm 89 is entitled "Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite". The name "Ethan" means "perpetual". Therefore, it refers to the "perpetual greenness" of eternal life. The word "Ezrahite" means "a native (one arising from the soil)", and is derived from the Hebrew word zarach meaning "to spring up, arise". Therefore, it has the connotation of a "new dawning". It also has the connotation of a seed springing up out of the ground after the dead of winter has passed. This means that "Ezrahite" refers to the "reemergence" or "resurrection" of something that appeared to be hopelessly dead. Sheol is an insatiable womb that swallows up and never lets go; going to Sheol is like going into a situation out of which there is no natural hope of emerging. Green-horse riders are willing to be bound up and sent by God to the pits of these hopeless situations, because they know that their God is capable of bringing them out of those pits. This is the reason why God can use them to bring utter devastation upon the "spiritual Rahab" that rages in the sea:

 

"9Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them. 10Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm. 11The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them." (Psalm 89:9-11)

 

As we have seen before, the "spiritual Rahab" inside the Church takes the form of ministerial leaders who roar in arrogant domination over God's people. God's faithful remnant is being persecuted first and foremost by the religious spirit inside the Church, not by the "demons" in the world (Luke 12:11). Yeshua was persecuted and killed by the "pious" religious people, not by the "heathen" Romans.

 

Defeating the giant sea monster called Rahab entails the willingness to be sent on "failed expeditions" where you will at first seem to have been utterly defeated and where the enemies will "feast upon you", rejoicing over your demise and mocking you for having claimed to be more than what you supposedly were, and you will feel like saying the following to God, just as "Ethan the Ezrahite" said unto God:

 

"38But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed. 39Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground. 40Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin. 41All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours. 42Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice. 43Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle. 44Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground. 45The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah. 46How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire? 47Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain? 48What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah." (Psalm 89:38-48)

[The word "grave" in verse 48 was translated from the Hebrew word "Sheol"]

 

Fellow believer, when you complete the calling of your anointing (v38), you will inevitably go through a period where you will feel like saying what the Anointed One said on the cross, "My God, My God, why have You abandoned Me?" (Mark 15:33). God's wrath shall come upon you (v38, Isaiah 53:4-5) as you pay a redemptive price for the liberation of others and the fulfillment of God's purposes on Earth. You will be completing the afflictions of Christ that "remain" or "are pending" (Colossians 1:24 --- the word "behind" in this verse was mistranslated from the word hysterema, which means "deficiency, that which is lacking").

 

Out of the ashes of "insurmountable" defeat, however, God shall cause you to arise like the phoenix. He shall vindicate you before your enemies, and your name shall be established in Him forever, while the name of your mocking enemies shall perish and be no more, for God has declared it and so it shall be.

 

"23And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. 24But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted. 25I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. 26He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation. 27Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth. 28My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. 29His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven." (Psalm 89:23-29)

[When Yeshua came out of Sheol, He declared Hashem as His Father and His God (v26, John 20:17), and He enabled us to say the same thing, for we share in His Anointing. Cursed be the ones who deny that!!!]

 

"12Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." (Revelation 3:12-13)

 

"18And the LORD hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then thou shewedst me their doings. 19But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered. 20But, O LORD of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I revealed my cause. 21Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that thou die not by our hand: 22Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine: 23And there shall be no remnant of them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation." (Jeremiah 11:18-23)

[Notice how Jeremiah appeals to God for vindication (v20). Just like Moses before Korah (Numbers 16:5), those of you who stand before Korah under a green-horse anointing shall argue no more before the enemy, and you shall simply say,

"May God decide between you and I, for my testimony unto death speaks for itself. It is useless to argue with a man dominated by a self-deceiving pseudo-logic that is born out of a Canaanite scorn for truth and judgments."]

 

The fact that 356 equals 89 times 4 points to the 4 spiritual faces of Ezekiel 1:10. As we have said before, the green horse comes under the anointing of the 3 "male" faces (Lion, Eagle, and Ox) to obliterate the domination of the 1 "female" face (Man).

 

Interestingly enough, the word "Philistines" comes from the Hebrew word Pelishtiy (meaning "immigrant"), which, in turn comes from the word palash meaning "to roll", which is used in the Old Testament 4 times to refer to someone rolling in ashes as an act of mourning:

 

"O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us" (Jeremiah 6:26)

[The word "wallow" was translated from palash. This is a prophetic word on the green horse pouncing on the "female-ministries" "Man face" ("daughter") to plunder her.]

 

"Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel" (Jeremiah 25:34)

[The word "wallow" was translated from palash. As we have said before, the "Man Face" is spiritually related to the "female" ministries of pastor and teacher. Therefore, the pastoral matriarchy has led to the "Man Face" overshadowing the other 3 "male" faces (Lion, Eagle, and Ox). God's green-horse riders who rise out of the ashes in the resurrection anointing shall obliterate the "shepherds" (i.e.- the pastors) and the makers of human "vessels" (i.e.- the teachers) who have worked to cover up the spirit nature of God's people.]

 

"30And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes: 31And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing." (Ezekiel 27:30-31)

[The word "wallow" was translated from palash. Notice how the followers of Tyrus shall make themselves "utterly bald" (v31). This points to the spirit of Korah, since "Korah" literally means "bald". Most preachers are quick to relate the "Tyrus" of Ezekiel 27 to satan. Even though it obviously applies to him, it really refers to anyone who is endowed with "grace" and "beauty" (Ezekiel 27:4) but who misuses that grace for his or her own personal benefit. Therefore, Ezekiel 27 is actually a prophetic word about the demise of ministerial superiority and the demise of those who gladly follow and revere their (cursed) "ministers". This demise is happening even as we speak, and it shall be fully manifested in these latter days. Ezekiel 27 applies to the American Church that became stuck at "27".]

 

"10Declare ye it not at Gath, weep ye not at all: in the house of Aphrah roll thyself in the dust. 11Pass ye away, thou inhabitant of Saphir, having thy shame naked: the inhabitant of Zaanan came not forth in the mourning of Bethezel; he shall receive of you his standing." (Micah 1:10-11)

[The word "roll" in verse 10 was translated from palash. Goliath, the Philistine champion, was from Gath (1 Samuel 17:4); therefore, it is not a "coincidence" that Gath is mentioned here. Notice also how verse 11 speaks of "shame uncovered". Just as the spirit of Goliath has systematically shamed God's people, God shall shame that spirit, along with those who take cover under it. The "ministerial" leadership of the Church is being exposed as a bald Korah (Micah 1:16) that is ruled by the soul and not the Spirit.]

 

Korah and his followers come against the vulnerable green-horse riders to defeat them and reduce them to ashes, without realizing that those ashes are the ashes of their own irrevocable defeat. They shall wallow in those very ashes in deep mourning. They shall be swallowed up and cease to be named in the land of the living.

 

There is more to say, but we will share it in the next posting...