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Prophetic word for today

American Civil War (Part 3)

First posted: May 1, 2006

E-mailed: January 12, 2006

Word received by: Shirley Brown

Word received: January 1, 2006

 

This is a continuation of a prophetic word posted earlier...

 

 

Our comments

"Can't touch this"

As we shared in the previous posting, the Republic of Alabama's flag featured a cotton plant with a coiled rattlesnake and the Latin words "Noli Me Tangere" meaning "Touch me not". This points to the American Church's refusal to remove the label of "untouchables" from its "ministerial leaders". As we studied before, this reverential "Maharaja fever" prevented the American Church from turning into an army of mighty young warriors. God has already killed the "American Goliath" that had been ruling the American Church, but the American Church was unwilling to rise from its cautious bunker to "eat the flesh of kings" and defeat the Philistine spirit of ministerial intimidation.

 

After God's red- and black-horse assault against America, the American Church's "leaders" have been reduced to and exposed as vulnerable "Korahs", as "emperors with no clothes" who parade around the "streets" of the Church with a sense of "regal grandeur", without realizing that they have been stripped of their spiritual mantle (Numbers 20:22-29, Exodus 32:1-6). In their self-deception, they still consider themselves "masters of their ministerial domains", but their spiritual ineptness and corruption is now evident to anyone who observes them in the Spirit. After exposing these men's vulnerability, the American Church was supposed to rise up as an army of young warriors who would no longer be afraid to "touch" these "reverends", and who would not be afraid to push their "carcasses" out of the Holy Spirit's way (Acts 5:1-12). Under the green-horse anointing, these young warriors were to profane the "princes of the sanctuary" (Isaiah 43:27-28), thereby exterminating the current "matriarchal age", and paving the way for the writing of "new, wonderful pages" in the history of America and mankind. The American Church, however, hesitated. At a crucial juncture in history, in the summer of 2005, the American believers who had been assigned to deal the deathblow to an entire religious system hesitated. They heard the phrase "Noli Me Tangere" in their souls, and, just like Saul's armor-bearer, they chose not to terminate the undead Saul that lay wounded before them (1 Samuel 31:1-7). The armor-bearer's hesitancy was a reflection of the cautious, half-committed spirit prevalent in the people of Israel; this spirit enabled the civil war that ensued after Saul's death. Instead of a clear and peaceful transition from a spiritually dead man ("Saul") to an evidently anointed man full of the Spirit of God ("David"), Israel went through a period of civil war (2 Samuel 3:1). This only delayed the inevitable rise of David as king. In the same way, America's hesitation prevented the inevitable manifestation of the prophetic-remnant spirit, and has led to a state of spiritual civil war that God has decreed upon a nation that wants to please God and man at the same time.

 

A house divided shall not stand. God will therefore unleash judgments upon America over the next 3 years that will bring her to her spiritual knees. God will strike America with judgment blows using His "M.C. Hammer" ("Minister"-Crushing hammer), and the phrase "U Can't touch this" shall be shouted by America's "ministers" no more. Instead of raising the defiant "Noli Me Tangere" flag, the American Church will finally raise the White Flag of surrender, and God's glory shall be seen in the land of the eagle.

 

In the spirit realm, the song "U can't touch this" is currently being sung by faithful believers under a resurrection, green-horse anointing. Fellow believer, if you are willing to "go to Sheol and back", if you are willing to tithe to God with your own life and to enter into a covenant that completely binds up your will, you become a living manifestation of the Ark of the Covenant; you may look vulnerable and insignificant on the outside, but you are like a deadly live wire when a self-righteous Uzzah "minister" dares to touch you. Therefore, in the spiritual context of all that we have shared in recent postings regarding the UK and America, it is not a coincidence that singer M.C. Hammer says the following in the lyrics of his most famous song:

 

[Lyrics adapted from lirama.net and wikipedia.org]

 

Now, why would I ever stop doing this
With others makin' records that just don't hit?


I toured around the world

From London to the Bay
It's Hammer go Hammer
It's a Hammer you Hammer and the rest go and play


U can't touch this (oh-oh oh oh oh-oh-oh) [x2]
U can't touch this (oh-oh oh-oh-oh)
 

The only city whose name is explicitly mentioned in the song is "London", despite the fact that M.C. Hammer is an American, from the Oakland "Bay area" in California; he does mention "Oakland" implicitly when he mentions "Oaktown" and "the Bay", but it is interesting that he only mentions "London" by name when he speaks of "touring around the world". Unbeknownst to most of the religious community, something is happening over the skies in London. The sign of Jonah beheld there in January 2006 is a sign that London is currently the spiritual epicenter of green-horse sacrifices that will eventually shake the nations of the Earth. God is spiritually sowing into London through believers who have offered their lives as holy seed unto Him. How my heart longs for God's people to understand this!!! How my heart longs for believers to understand that something is happening over the skies of London, the UK, and Europe, something invisible to the human eye, but which will have an awesome, fear-inspiring manifestation in the latter days! As God releases His vindicating vendetta on the matriarchy that has opposed Him (Isaiah 61:1-2), the mighty fruit of this green-horse sacrifice shall be seen! Can you see it, my brother? Can you see it, my sister? The Voluntary sacrifice is leading to a Vendetta that will lead to Victory for God. In the latter days, all of this shall become clear, clear as the sun in the summer sky.

 

The horses in Eden

The "coiled rattlesnake" in the Republic of Alabama's flag points to the following passage:

 

"Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" (Genesis 3:1)

 

Therefore, in order to understand the spiritual meaning of the "coiled rattlesnake", we must consider the first chapters of Genesis. A closer look at these chapters reveals the horses of the Apocalypse at work, even from Genesis:

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The white horse

As we have shared before, Genesis chapters 1 and 2 do not describe how God created the Earth. Instead, they describe how God regenerated the Earth after it had gone awry. The spirit-beings that inhabited the Earth before the arrival of man were judged by God in a flood (just as He did later on during the days of Noah). After this judgment, the Earth was left "without form and void" (Genesis 1:2), as a physical manifestation of the spiritual chaos the Earth had been in. When God judged the Earth between verses 1 and 2 of Genesis chapter 1, He was "breaking the vessel" in order to "re-form it" from scratch. When God placed man on Earth, he was intended to act as a spiritual vessel through whom the entire Earth would be re-conquered and regenerated unto God (Genesis 1:26).

 

As we have shared before, the white horse of the Apocalypse comes in the form of believers with a spiritual zeal to conquer the Church and the world back unto God. These believers come to restore the 3 "male" ministries that have remained subjugated under the pastoral matriarchy. Therefore, man's appearance on planet Earth represents the apparition of the white horse that comes to reconquer unto God.

 

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The red horse

After creating man, God separated him by placing him in the garden of Eden that He had planted in the east:

 

"And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed" (Genesis 2:8)

 

As we have shared before, the red horse comes to "divide", to separate those who truly want to follow God from those who prefer to follow man and religiosity. Red-horse riders come with a red-horse shout that calls people out to the lonely wilderness outside. Those who heed His shout will leave the covering of man's structures and go out into the uncovered wilderness. Therefore, this is a manifestation of the red horse of the Apocalypse. Man meekly allowed God to separate him from the rest of the Earth, and he inhabited an isolated garden where he would be "raised up" in the Spirit in order to eventually go out and conquer the Earth unto God.

 

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The black horse

Once the believer is out in the lonely wilderness, he or she learns to be "independent" of man and dependent upon God and God alone. It is at this stage when the believer begins to "produce" on his or her own. This correlates with man's assignment while in the garden:

 

"And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it" (Genesis 2:15)

[Contrary to popular belief, man was not "maxin' and relaxin'" in the garden of Eden. He was working in loneliness (Genesis 2:18); he was going through a spiritual process that was preparing him for the destiny that God had for him.]

 

The word "dress" was mistranslated from the Hebrew word abad, from which the word for "slave" (ebed) is derived; abad, therefore, literally means "to work like a slave", and, as we have said before, slavery is strongly related to the prophetic anointing in Scripture. The word "keep" was translated from the Hebrew word shamar, which, as we have said before, has a strong prophetic (and pastoral) connotation. Therefore, we can conclude that man was being trained in the prophetic while in the garden. Eden became a wilderness of prophetic impartation for Adam. In this wilderness, we enter into a direct, prophetic relationship with God, a relationship that is unhindered by man's Old-Covenant structures. Because of that direct relationship with God, we become a "fruitful field" that can produce "on its own", without the need for intermediaries.

 

The black-horse wilderness is one of scarcity, and scarcity implies being deprived of things that your soul would like to have. This is why the black horse is also evident in what the Lord said to man:

 

"16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." (Genesis 2:16-17)

 

As shown by Genesis 3:6, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was desirable to the soul, but Adam abstained himself from eating of it because God had placed the tree "off limits". In the midst of his abstinence and his loneliness, he continued to toil in the Spirit until the fullness of God's purpose was achieved.

 

In the black-horse wilderness of prophetic impartation, we also learn to move in the apostolic judgment authority of the invisible prophetic voice:

 

"And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof." (Genesis 2:19)

 

In Scripture, names are a figure of a being's nature and character. Therefore, when God told man to name the animals, He was entrusting him with more than the task of "naming his pets". With each name that man chose to assign to each animal, he was breathing a nature and a character into that animal. Man was, therefore, determining the role and behavior of each animal through the pronouncement of invisible words.

 

Notice that God gave man the prerogative of assigning the names that man wanted. God was therefore giving man an impartation of His sovereignty. As you remain faithful in the lonely wilderness, God will endow you with greater and greater authority in your spoken word. You will shape the nature, character, and behavior of entire geographical regions as you pronounce judgments in the Spirit (Revelation 11:5-6). Paradoxically, as you allow your will to be enslaved by His, God will endow you with the freedom to declare judgments at your will. Out of the desires of your heart, judgments will flow out into the world, because you will have the heart of a "son of God" (John 5:21-22, Matthew 19:28).

 

"4Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 6And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday." (Psalm 37:4-6)

[Contrary to popular belief, verse 4 is speaking about way more than material and emotional blessings. As shown by verse 6, the granting of "your heart's desires" will lead to your judgment shining forth as the noonday. As you submit the will of your heart to God's will, God's vindicating judgments are unleashed from within you; the world is thereby restored through you, and your righteousness will be made evident before all.]

 

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The green horse

According to Scripture, the breathing of names into the animals was in the context of ending man's loneliness and making a "help meet for him":

 

"18And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 19And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him." (Genesis 2:18-20)

 

Even though the black-horse process of verses 19 and 20 is necessary, it is not enough. When God separates us from the carnal Church, His intention is for us to remain in spiritual contact with the Body of believers, in the hopes of one day seeing the Body purified and restored so that we may eventually be a bride fit for the King (Revelation 19:8, Ephesians 5:25-28). As we launch spiritual judgments into the Church from the lonely wilderness, our intention is to see the Church (and the entire Earth) restored unto God. As you judge the rule of soulish man inside the Church (and in the world), you are paving the way for Yeshua's manifestation as King and Lord. As the pastoral-matriarchy harlot is cursed unto destruction (Revelation 19:1-4), the resurgence of a Queen is enabled, a Queen who will jointly reign with the King forever.

 

As we have studied before, there is an intimate connection between the appearance of the green horse and the entering into the fullness of marriage Oneness. Therefore, it is not surprising that Adam had to go through a green-horse stage before a bride compatible with him could finally be forged:

 

"21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man." (Genesis 2:21-22)

[The word "made" in verse 22 was mistranslated from the Hebrew word banah, which literally means "build". Therefore, verse 22 declares that God "built" a woman. As you may recall, the Lord declared the number "22" in sister Shirley's vision; and, as we have seen before, this number points to "civil war". Therefore, the Lord is declaring through verse 22 above that the "building" of a bride fit for the King involves a process of civil war.]

 

The "deep sleep" in verse 21 is a figure of the green-horse rider's death and descent into Sheol. Notice that God caused the deep sleep to fall upon Adam; it was not a self-induced sleep. This is a figure of how green-horse believers are bound up and taken to Sheol against their natural will. To be a green-horse rider, you must be willing to be taken to places where your soul is not naturally inclined to go.

 

The phrase "deep sleep" in verse 21 was translated from the Hebrew word tardemah. Interestingly enough, this word appears exactly 7 times in Scripture, which correlates with the fact that "7" is a number of "rest". The second time tardemah appears in Scripture is in Genesis 15:12, which describes the moment when Abraham fell into a deep sleep as God made a covenant with him; this happened after Abram had tithed to Melchizedek. Again, this emphasizes the connection between tardemah "deep sleep" and the appearance of the green horse.

 

The word "rib" in verse 22 was translated from the Hebrew word tsela, which is derived from the word tsala meaning "to limp, be lame". Interestingly enough, this word (which appears only 4 times in Scripture) appears for the first time in Genesis 32:31, which describes how Jacob was left limping after his Penuel experience. As we have studied before, Jacob's Penuel experience is intricately related to the green horse. These are the 3 other verses where tsala appears in Scripture:

 

"5For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever. 6In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted; 7And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever." (Micah 4:5-7)

[The words "halteth" and "halted" (in verses 6 and 7 respectively) were translated from the Hebrew verb tsala]

 

"17The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. 18I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. 19Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame. 20At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD." (Zephaniah 3:17-20)

[The word "halteth" in verse 19 was translated from tsala. The reference to the Lord thy God being "in the midst of thee" points to the 2 trees in the midst of the Garden (Genesis 2:9).]

 

Notice how these verses declare that the limping one, the one cast off and rejected, shall be vindicated before the eyes of all. This speaks of the remnant that is willing to walk in the "lameness" of human weakness but in the strength of the Spirit. This remnant understands that the fulfillment of God's purposes on Earth requires a Penuel surrender, i.e.- a renouncement of all methods of the flesh, and a surrender unto Sheol death that leaves you at the mercy of a resurrecting God. After being afflicted of God (for bearing the iniquity of others --- Isaiah 53:5-6, 1 John 3:16), this limping green-horse remnant shall rise up out of the ashes of defeat and be vindicated and ascended by the Lord God of Israel.

 

Notice that, after "building" the woman (Genesis 2:22), God did not tell man to go to where the woman was. Instead, the woman was brought (by God) to where the man was. As we have said before, "man" in Scripture is a figure of the spirit, while "woman" is a figure of the soul. Therefore, when God brought woman to man, it was a figure of the soul submitting to the spirit, instead of the other way around. As we have briefly shared before, the marriage of Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 29) contrasts with the marriage of Isaac and Rebecca (Genesis 24). When Jacob "surrendered" to Rachel in Genesis 29:1-14, it was a figure of how the Church surrendered dominion to the soul, subjugating the spirit nature of believers under the control of the pastoral matriarchy. When Jacob and Rachel met, Jacob served Rachel, as opposed to Abraham's servant, who was willingly and disinterestedly served by Rebecca when she met him as a stranger out of the blue (Genesis 24:11-26); instead of Rachel adapting to Jacob's spirit calling, Jacob adapted to Rachel's matriarchal ways; instead of Rachel going to Jacob, Jacob went to Rachel, which contrasts with Rebecca and Isaac, since Rebecca went to Isaac instead of the other way around (Genesis 24:8, 62-67). As we have shared before, the green horse comes to obliterate the soul matriarchy. Therefore, when God brought woman to man (Genesis 2:22), He was declaring a green-horse victory of the spirit over the soul.

 

The soul's submission to the spirit can also be seen in the name that man gave to woman:

 

"And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." (Genesis 2:23)

 

The word "Woman" was translated from the Hebrew word ishah, which is almost identical in spelling to the following words in Hebrew:

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ishah

This word, which is spelled using the same 3 Hebrew letters (aleph, shin, and he), means "burnt offering". Therefore, it speaks of prophetic sacrifice.

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ashuwyah

This word literally means "foundation, buttress, support". Therefore, it points to the pastoral ministry, since that is the ministry designed to provide motherly, emotional support for believers who are faithfully fighting in the Spirit.

From the words above, we can infer that the Hebrew word for "woman" (ishah) points to both the prophetic and the pastoral ministries. "Coincidentally", these are the 2 ministries most directly related to the green horse. The submissive woman's appearance in Genesis 2:22, therefore, points to the manifestation of green-horse souls upon the Earth, souls that seem utterly rebellious to man but are utterly submissive to God, submissive to the point of Sheol death.

 

From all of the above, it becomes evident that the "birthing" of woman from inside of man is spiritually related to the green horse of the Apocalypse. Beautiful Womankind is a "green-horse consequence". Beautiful Woman appeared on Earth because Man was willing to go through green-horse death and Sheol. Woman is the physical consequence of a green-horse manifestation.

 

In Genesis 2:24, the Lord summarizes the 3 horses of the Apocalypse:

 

"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh" (Genesis 2:24)

 

The man "leaving his father and his mother" corresponds to the red horse of separation; the "cleaving unto his wife" corresponds to the black horse of molding judgments in the wilderness; and "being one flesh" corresponds to the green horse of resurrection nature where man's resurrected soul can truly be One with his spirit.

 

Here we go again

From all of the above, we can see that man had a "trial run" of the Apocalypse horses, which led to the physical apparition of woman on Earth. Man was willing to be "put to sleep" in order for new, God-like life to emerge. Through that experience, man learned that God could indeed be trusted in raising you up from "deep sleep" (i.e.- death). Man learned that God had the power to resurrect. After God took a rib from man, He promptly "closed up the flesh" in its place (Genesis 2:21), meaning that God showed man His ability to regenerate flesh. The "birth" of woman, therefore, showed Adam that God could be trusted as a surgeon. His "anesthesia" was not eternally lethal, and new life would always emerge as a result of His "surgical operations".

 

As we have said before, "man" in Scripture points to "spirit strength", while "woman" points to "soul weakness". Before the "birth" of woman, man's "soul weakness" was hidden inside of him. But, once woman appeared, his "soul weakness" became exposed, and the "Sin System" --- manifested in the snake --- came to take advantage of man's newly exposed weakness.

 

"Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" (Genesis 3:1)

 

The word "subtil" was translated from the Hebrew word aruwm, which means "subtle, shrewd, crafty". Therefore, the serpent was operating under a "scheming spirit", which, as we have said before, is strongly related to the Hivite spirit. As we have studied before, Hivites are self-indulgent people who are constantly seeking the easy way to acquire and enjoy the "inheritance", and they have a hard time accepting God's verdicts against them.

 

Interestingly enough, the word aruwm translated as "subtil" in Genesis 3:1 is derived from the word arowm meaning "naked, bare". This reveals an important fact. According to Genesis 2:20, man gave a name to every "beast of the field", which, according to Genesis 3:1, included the serpent. As we said above, the name that man gave to every "beast of the field" was for more than just "zoo-keeping" purposes. When man pronounced the name "serpent", he breathed a nature into the serpent, and he declared a verdict over him. The serpent then became a "subtil" (aruwm) creature, a shrewd creature; but, along with that, man also declared a verdict over him as a "naked" creature (arowm). In short, when man named the "serpent", he declared the following verdict against the Hivite spirits that roamed the Earth:

You are weak and vulnerable creatures who are not clothed in the strength of God's Spirit nature. You lack the clothing of the Spirit, and you lack the seal of God's approval over you. Still, you fight to claim your inheritance as if you had earned your right to acquire it. Because you lack the approval of the Spirit of God, you resort to shrewdness and fleshly scheming to get what you want, even when God has found you lacking and you have no right to claim your "prize". You are naked and worthy of pity, and, yet ,you boldly stand in defiance of God's Spirit as if you were honorably clothed. You have refused to pay the Smyrna price, oh pitiable Laodicea, and, yet, you bang on the door demanding your reward, instead of imploring for mercy in shame-filled repentance.

 

As we have said before, the name "Korah" literally means "bald", which speaks of a "lack of covering" or "nakedness". Korah, therefore, represents the human "heads" or "leaders" whose soul vulnerability has been exposed and made evident before all. These Korahs, however, are too stubborn to admit that they have been found lacking, and they insist on claiming that they have the spiritual backing of God. Their self-deceit and their deceit of others is caused by the similarity between the soul and the spirit. Just like a woman is in many ways similar to a man, the soul is in many ways similar to the spirit. Both are invisible, and both point man beyond the physical realm. Besides, when the Church's "men of renown" (Numbers 16:2) choose to operate in the soul, there is a whole host of spirit-beings ready to give "spiritual backing" to their "soul operations" (2 Chronicles 18). A soul that is not covered by the Spirit, however, is weak in the long term, and it is unworthy to stand before the face of God. When a male "pastor" "preaches" in the soul rather than the Spirit, he stands before God like a "pitiable woman" who would do better if "she" just shut up. The Church is now full of Korahs whose "soul baldness" has been unmasked through the black-horse utterances of God's prophetic remnant. When Adam named the serpent under a black-horse anointing, he exposed Korah's nakedness for all others to see, and Korah came to exact his revenge upon man.

 

From all of the above we can safely say that the serpent was a physical manifestation of the Hivite spirit and the spirit of Korah, which "faces off" against God's green-horse riders. As we have said before, green-horse riders make a "preliminary manifestation" where they act as "bait" for the enemy. They expose themselves as vulnerable before Korah in order to "reel" him in. Korah loves to kill "defenseless" green-horse riders. He is a calculating schemer who waits for God's remnant people to be in a moment of weakness in order to jump on them and take hold of the "inheritance". When he does, however, he unleashes "terminating" destruction upon himself.

 

When the serpent (i.e.- Korah) saw the woman outside of man, he said to himself, "Now, I got man! Now that his weakness is exposed, I will attack that weakness and take the Earth's atmosphere unto myself!" At that moment, mankind had two options: he (man and woman) could either take on the attitude of a green-horse rider, or he could take on the attitude of Korah and become like his tempter. Had the woman (i.e.- man's soul) been uncompromising about the extermination of all unrighteousness and iniquity on Earth, she would have said to the serpent, "I would rather die than disobey God". In a figurative sense, man would have died that day. Mankind would have died to all desires for "personal achievement" and self-glorification independently of God. Had the woman acted in green-horse sacrifice on that fateful day, a death would have occurred in the garden. It is possible that the snake would have turned against the uncompromising woman and killed her, in a desperate effort to take over the garden and the Earth. Had that happened, Adam would have risen up in angry revenge, and, in the Anointing of the Lord, the serpent would have been slain that day, sealing Adam's takeover of the entire Earth unto God. The Holy Spirit would have resurrected the woman and man would have been allowed to partake of the tree of life and be One with God for eternity.

 

However, mankind's compromising, half-hot half-cold attitude turned him into another Korah rather than a green-horse rider. When it's "green-horse time", no middle ground is possible (Joel 3:14). You are either "for God" or "against God". If you are not fully aligned to God's zeal for total victory, you will automatically be "against God", no matter how good your intentions may be. As we have seen throughout this series of posted words, a compromising attitude causes God to declare a "Civil War", a bitter confrontation between God and His enemies that will lead to a final resolution of all pending issues. As you all know, civil war pits brother against brother. This is the reason why God narrates the killing of Abel by Cain immediately after narrating the fall of man. As a result of man's "lukewarmness", the human race was thrown into a bitter civil war that has lasted 6,000 years. It is sad, therefore, that the whole story was repeated again in America in the summer of 2005. Despite all of his experiences, man seems to keep making the same mistake over and over and over again. Because the American Church was cautious and half-zealous against Korah, a civil war has been decreed over America, a 4-year civil war that will bring disasters upon America ... disasters that will bring the American Church to her knees, pleading to God for mercy and for understanding regarding her plight.

 

By Genesis 3:1, the serpent was a beast greatly weakened by the regenerating work of God and man that is described in Genesis chapters 1 and 2. However, man was unwilling to deal the deadly knockout punch that would have "ended the game" long ago and would have avoided us these 6,000 years of civil war. Why is man so reluctant (time and time again) to deal the knockout blow? Because it requires a price and a quantum leap of faith that is too high for accommodated man, a leap that requires surrender and a total death to the past, a leap that requires uncompromising and unrelenting faith in a totally new, resurrected future. Those who have this faith shall defeat satan in "chapter 3" because, unlike the old Adam, such believers know that winning 2 out of 3 chapters is not enough.

 

Because of man's half-heartedness at the Garden, the greatly weakened serpent was "revitalized" (for a season) and he was allowed to regain full control of the Earth's atmosphere (until now). The time of your demise has come, oh cursed serpent, because there is a green remnant dead set against you. They are willing to be made "dead" in the Anointed One, if that is what it takes to obliterate you.

 

The weak little green tree

As we have seen before, Korah is the "to-the-death" enemy of the green horse. Therefore, once Woman turned into a "Korah" rather than a "green-horse rider", she ganged up with satan against the weak green-horse presence that remained in the Garden. In the case of Eden, that presence was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (which we shall call the KOGE tree).

 

Consider what Woman thought of the KOGE tree when she beheld it:

 

"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat." (Genesis 3:6)

 

From this passage, it can be inferred that the KOGE tree must have been a very beautiful, green tree. As Woman beheld the vulnerable and "unprotected" green tree, she saw it as a means to derive blessings (notice how all the 3 qualities she saw in the tree were in terms of benefits to her). She saw it as a weak "something" that could be taken advantage of in order to seize her appointed inheritance (which was "equality with God"). The tree stood there defenseless, with nothing and no one visibly "covering" it. Just like the KOGE tree, God's green-horse remnant remains "out there", without the covering of carnal man.

 

Just like the wooden Ark of the Covenant, the KOGE tree seemed so harmless, so easy to manipulate so as to "win it all" without paying the full price. Just like the Ark, the KOGE tree seemed like a nice and comfortable shortcut to the desired inheritance. When David, Uzzah, and the others were carrying the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6:1-11), they saw that harmless, little wooden box as the means to consolidate David's kingdom and secure their place in history as one of the greatest kingships "of all time". As Uzzah rode the cart that carried the Ark, he said to himself, "I shall be known to my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren as one of the brave men who was given the honor of bringing the Ark back; I will be remembered as one of the two men who drove the cart that brought the Ark home". To all those taking the Ark back that day, the Ark of the Covenant did not really represent the Eternal Glory of God; instead, it represented an easy ticket to their own "eternal" glory and acclaim.

 

Just like the Ark of the Covenant, God's green-horse riders seem very "touchable" due to their apparent vulnerability. They become even more "touchable" by the enemy because of all the "green benefits" that "touching" them seems to offer. As the following verse clearly shows, Woman knew full well that she was not to even touch the tree:

 

"2And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die." (Genesis 3:2-3)

[I once heard a pastor foolishly argue that the woman (not God) was the one who added the "touch not" part to God's command; he based his argument on the fact that Genesis 2:17 only makes a reference to not "eating" of the tree. However, such a theory would lead to the ludicrous conclusion that the woman was already making mistakes and distorting God's commandments before she ate of the tree and fell. The making of mistakes and the distortion of God's commandments are actions that correspond only to human beings in a fallen state. To say, therefore, that the woman added the "touch not" part is equivalent to saying that she was already "fallen" before she fell, which is completely nonsensical. The fact that Genesis 2:17 makes no reference to "touching" the tree does not mean that God did not say it. Those who believe that the "touch not" part of the command was not from God -- simply because it is quoted from a woman -- are exposing their inherent disregard for the authority of the words spoken by people in earthly weakness.]

 

Even though there were no physical barriers around the KOGE tree, and even though the tree could not "defend itself" against being touched, Woman knew that the weak green tree in the middle of the Garden was "untouchable". In the same way, those who recognize the authority of the "invisible green anointing" will be able to understand that God's green-horse riders cannot be "touched" and manipulated for banal purposes. By contrast, those who see the anointing as a means for personal gain shall be lured into touching the weak untouchables, manipulating them for filthy gain; and, when they do, they shall surely die.

 

As we have said before, the "untouchability" of God's green-horse riders is the Lord's ironic reply to those who refuse to even touch the carcasses of the "undead" Goliaths that are killed by black-horse David. While the carcasses that desperately need to be manipulated and removed from the Church are being left "untouched", the truly "untouchable" are patronized, manipulated, and killed without a second thought. The "ministerial" leaders who need to be moved out of the way (so that God may appear) are left untouched, while the weak believers who are oozing with God's green-horse anointing are quickly attacked and "killed" for vain reasons. This injustice shall most definitely be avenged.

 

The 2 trees

Both the KOGE tree and the tree of life seemed to stand together in the middle of the garden:

 

"And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil" (Genesis 2:9)

 

This reveals the following fact: both trees represented the 2 sides of the same "green-horse" coin:

  1. The KOGE tree represents the "deceitfully" weak and vulnerable side of God's "resurrected believers" (i.e.- those who have allowed God to take them to Sheol and back). The KOGE tree must have been a mixture of beautiful reddish colors and less obvious tones of bright green. If you were not careful, the reddish colors would take your attention away from the bright tones of green.

     

  2. The tree of life represents the eternal, resurrected, shekinah nature that glows on the inside of them.

 

While the KOGE tree represents human weakness and vulnerability, the tree of life represents God-like Holy power and strength. As shown by what eventually happened to Woman in the Garden, those who belittle the sanctity of the KOGE tree shall not be allowed to eat of the tree of life. Those who belittle and patronize the holiness of God's "weak, little" people shall not be allowed to enter into eternal life with God (even if they do not go to literal hell).

 

"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat." (Genesis 3:6)

 

"So 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 3:24)

 

The wisdom tree

According to the last verse of Genesis 2, man and woman were naked, but they were not ashamed:

 

"And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed" (Genesis 2:25)

[The word "naked" was translated from the Hebrew word arowm; the word aruwm, which is translated as "subtil" in the following verse (Genesis 3:1) is derived from arowm]

 

Since they were not "fallen creatures" at the time, their shamelessness over their physical nakedness was not a result of callous indifference. Therefore, their shamelessness reveals that they did indeed have a covering over them, a covering that was not visible to the natural eye (let him who has ear hear what the Lord is saying).

 

On the other hand, the Hebrew word for "subtil" in the first verse of Genesis 3 reveals that the serpent was also "naked", but he tried to pretend as if he was not really naked. Unlike man and woman, the serpent had no invisible covering over him, so he was supposed to feel shame over his nakedness. Because of this, the serpent became resentful of man's invisible robe, and he schemed a plan to strip him of that robe in order to deprive man of all his authority and to gain control over him.

 

"And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him" (Genesis 37:23)

 

All of this begs the question, "What was that invisible robe that man and woman were wearing before their fall?" The answer lies in what made the KOGE tree so special:

 

"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat." (Genesis 3:6)

 

Notice that the tree displayed the ability to "make one wise". As we have said before, wisdom is specifically intended for the making of judgments (because of this, those who hate to "judge" eventually become devoid of wisdom). Judgments allow us to differentiate between "good" and "evil". When we make judgments, we are separating "wrong" from "right". Contrary to popular belief, man and woman did know the difference between "good" and "evil", between "right" and "wrong", between "wise" and "unwise" --- even before they ate from the KOGE tree. Woman knew that it was wrong to eat from the tree (or to even touch it). Man knew that it was wrong to listen to the voice of Woman over the voice of God; otherwise, God would have had no reason to condemn Man for listening to her (Genesis 3:17).

 

Therefore, if man and woman were already able to make judgments and distinguish between good and evil, what did they "gain" by eating of the KOGE tree? They gained "independent judgment". Man and woman were completely submitted to God's judgments. They depended on the invisible voice of God for all judgments they made. The "invisible robe" that was on them was the robe of His judgments over their lives. Man and woman were like a cake in the oven that was being prepared in the Garden. As they remained submitted under the covering of God's judgments, their minds and hearts were being trained up in order to eventually make judgments "on their own":

 

"26For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 27And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man." (John 5:26-27)

[Notice that the Lord ends these words with the phrase "son of man", not "son of God". If you are a "son of Adam" ("Adam" means "man"), this word applies to you. If you are a son of the "last Adam", the fullness of these verses applies to you. Let him who can bear this bear it (John 10:34-35).]

 

As you humbly submit yourself unto God, your mind is trained up in God's judgments, and you will eventually think and judge like God Himself. As this happens, God will endow you with His sovereignty, and you will begin to unleash mighty judgments into the spirit realm as if God Himself were declaring them, because you will be declaring them in His Name (i.e.- His Nature), in Oneness with Him. You will become an extension of God Himself on Earth, because you will be acting like a true Son of God. Like Father, like Son.

 

At first, God's judgments shall be on you like a sometimes "unpleasant" robe, but, as you abide in Him, that robe will be "absorbed" by your system, and it will become an inherent part of you. This impartation of God's judgment nature occurs as your heart persistently hears His voice in faith, relying on His voice and not your natural sight to make judgments:

 

"I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me" (John 5:30)

 

"Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment" (John 7:24)

 

"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Romans 10:10)

[The word "believeth" was translated from the Greek word pisteuo, which is the verb form of pistis, the Greek word for "faith", meaning that the heart is where faith resides]

 

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17)

 

"17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness" (Romans 1:17-18)

[The word "righteousness" in verse 17 was translated from the Greek word dikaiosune, which can also be translated as "justice", and is derived from the word dike meaning "a lawsuit, judicial decision, execution of a sentence, avenging justice". Therefore, this passage clearly reveals that God's judgments are unleashed upon the Earth as we grow in faith. That is the reason why the next verse speaks of the "wrath of God" being revealed from heaven.]

 

As you grow in God's judgment nature, you become a believer of conviction rather than convenience. All your judgments will be based on your love for the truth, and you will not be swayed by the emotionalism of human mercy or by the legalism of religiosity. You will be quick to abhor and curse unrighteousness, and you will be given wisdom to discern the "rescueable" potential and value of others. You will not allow your judgments to be swayed by personal convenience or interests. Your judgments will be impartially just, because you will not be seeking your own will, but the will of the Father who sent you (John 5:30).

 

As we have shared before, Korah was a self-deceived man who adjusted his judgment of others to his personal interests. He was willing to judge the irremediably rebellious Israelites as "holy" (Numbers 16:3), if that is what it took to dethrone Moses and place himself in a position of power. He was willing to bypass all the unrighteousness of the people around him to suit the Canaanite desires and Girgashite thoughts of his heart and mind. In other words, Korah was willing to remove the "unfair" judgment system of God and replace it with a "fairer, kinder" system of judging people devised by himself. God's wrath against the rebellious Israelites (which never faded until they all died --- Exodus 32:34) was too "ruthless" and "unfair" to Korah, and he set out to destroy the weak and vulnerable green-horse rider (Moses) who lacked the popular backing of the rebellious people and who "only" had the backing of God.

 

Therefore, we can say that, when the serpent was tempting Woman to eat of the KOGE tree, he was acting like a Korah who was telling her to instill a "judgment system" of her own, an impostor "judgment system" independent of God that was based on personal convenience rather than impartial conviction. By doing so, Korah would undress man and woman, depriving them of the "robe of God's judgments" that was on them. As we said above, this robe acted as an oven around the cake of "man and woman". God was in the full desire to endow them with His sovereignty. As shown by John 5:26-27 (quoted above), God wanted to hand all judgment to the "son of man", but the son of man had to go through a preparation process first, an "oven process" in which he would absorb God's nature as he remained under the heat of God's judgments.

 

Korah accused Moses of not allowing the people to have direct contact with God. As we have studied before, God did want all the people to stand before Him, but the people were not interested in facing the God of Consuming Fire, so they told Moses to "go in their place". They deliberately decided not to go through the "oven process" and pay the price (Deuteronomy 5:23-27, Isaiah 65:2, Romans 10:20-21), and Korah was willing to declare that decision as "valid and acceptable". Besides that, he even believed that the people had a "right" to enter into their spiritual inheritance, even when the people had willfully reneged on their calling:

 

"12And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up: 13Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us? 14Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up." (Numbers 16:12-14)

[Dathan and Abiram were part of Korah's "gang of 250" who ganged up on defenseless Moses and Aaron. Notice how they complain about the wilderness "oven process" that God had put them through (v13). Notice also how they demanded their inheritance (v14), even when they had not been willing to pay the price in faith. When God had told them to be bold and conquer the land that flowed with milk and honey, they cowered out (Numbers 13:26-14:10). Even so, the self-deception in their matriarchal soul was so strong that they were unable to understand why God had not taken them to the Promised Land!!!]

 

In the garden, the serpent painted God as an "unfair" God who was trying to deprive mankind of their "inalienable right" to be like Him (Genesis 3:4-5). Korah (i.e.- the serpent) portrayed God's judgment of death (for eating of the KOGE tree) as an "unfair" judgment that did not deserve to be respected [doesn't all of this sound like the arguments made by Latin American illegals in the US?]. Despite Korah's accusations, however, God did want man to be like Him, but that required a molding judgment process that would eventually allow man to be joined unto the Most High God and be ehad (One) with Him forever. Korah, however, was quick to say to the people,

"You can get what is coming to you NOW!! You don't need to wait. That judgment process is too unfair."

 

When man and woman ate of the KOGE tree, they came out from under God's judgment system. That is when they lost their "judgment robe" and became shamefully naked. By eating from the KOGE tree, they were now "free" to establish laws and judgments to their own liking. They could now weave a "judgment robe" of their own. It turned out, however, that man was able to weave nothing more than a poorly-put-together bunch of leaves:

 

"And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons" (Genesis 3:7)

 

The wisdom tree (i.e.- the KOGE tree) was indeed full of wisdom. But, when Woman (i.e.- man's soul) tried to manipulate that wisdom for convenience purposes rather than for the sake of conviction, that wisdom turned into foolishness.

 

In a sense, Woman did get what she was looking for. She was given the ability to fashion her own "judgments system", and, once that happened, mankind had the ingredient they were missing to go out of Eden and into the rest of the Earth in order to rule over it. Why? Because every kingdom requires an orderly set of laws and judgments, and man was now able to devise his own judgment system. As a result, man did acquire a premature dominion over the natural realm of the Earth, but he surrendered dominion of the spirit realm to the serpent. The lowly and shamefully naked serpent that was "mortally wounded" --- and was 1 strike away from being annihilated --- was able to rise back to life; that cursed serpent reemerged and ascended to hover and rule over the Earth's atmosphere.

 

"And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast" (Revelation 13:3)

 

The end has come for the serpent, however. The remnant, whose manifestation the serpent has feared for centuries and centuries, is here. That remnant have already cast satan down in the authority of the red horse. They have hounded him with invisible black-horse judgments. As he escapes afoot (for he is now on the ground and not in the air), he has "killed" many remnant believers who have been willing to be used as green-horse "bait", thereby unleashing God's fury against him. As God unleashes His vengeance and civil war against the serpent's strongholds, the green-horse remnant shall rest in their havens of refuge. God's Glory is at hand, and the nations shall behold His fearsome Glory. The days of the cursed serpent are numbered. Despite all of his arrogant defiance, the "Alabama rattlesnake" shall be crushed. Despite all of his self-deceit, a cloud of doom hangs over him, and he shall be brought to nothing:

 

"7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming" (2 Thessalonians 2:7-8)

[The word "Wicked" in verse 8 was mistranslated from the Greek word anomos, which literally means "without law" or "lawless". In other words, it refers to the bald Korahs who have pretended to annul God's judgments and replace them by judgments geared towards the desires of their matriarchal souls.]

 

"For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch" (Malachi 4:1)

[Notice how the "judgment oven" that mankind has been avoiding since the beginning shall come anyway, whether man wants it or not. Those who love God's righteous judgments shall shine forth as the oven heats up (v2), and those who prefer man's twisted judgment system shall be burned up and consumed.]

 

"7And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (Revelation 12:7-9)

[The word "angel" literally means "messenger". Therefore, the "angels" mentioned in verse 9 represent the "ministerial leaders" inside the Church who resist the God of judgments and who emphasize the matriarchy of the soul despite their weakened spiritual state. The Church is unfortunately teeming with such "leaders". The Korah spirit is rampant throughout the Church, like a roach infestation in a wooden house that is about to be burned down to the ground.]

 

Dear believer, notice how the whole "fall of mankind" revolves around the issue of judgments. The fall of man came as a result of his false belief that God's judgments were too "mean" and "unfair". He decided to implement his own set of judgments, and the "wonderful world" we live in is the sad result. Man's restoration, therefore, requires the restoration of God's judgment system. The "ministers" who say to God, "We want your latter rain, but we don't want your judgments" are behaving like bald Korahs, and they become impediments to the Lord's parousia. God shall retake the Earth's atmosphere, which requires that the Earth be filled with His judgments (Psalm 105:7). Cursed be any man or woman who boldly gets in the way of God to impede His judgments from being issued forth!!!

 

The Latin American connection

As we studied in the previous posting, there is a strong connection between the Korah spirit, the Hivite spirit, and illegal Latin American immigration in the US. Therefore, since the serpent in Eden was a physical manifestation of the Hivite Korah spirit, it is not surprising that the serpent is such a revered symbol throughout native Latin American cultures, even after massive exposure to the Gospel message. There is a cursed and arrogant little nation in Latin America, for example, whose Indians worshipped anything related to the serpent, so much so that the country's national bird is a parrot with a long tail of green feathers; in flight, the natives thought that its tail resembled a green serpent flying through the jungle air, which made it "sacred" to them. This bird is so revered that the national currency is named after it. Interestingly enough, I just learned today (May 1, 2006) that the two animals that these Indians revere the most are the "rattlesnake" (from which this whole posting was derived) and this long-tailed parrot.

 

[It must be said that there is a positive overtone to the long-tailed bird mentioned above, but the Indians who worshipped it perverted its spiritual significance. Ironically, these Indians' descendants were the very ones who ended up pushing this bird to the edge of extinction because of how esteemed and revered its plumage is. Just as with the KOGE tree, the natives saw this defenseless bird as an easy source of "green benefits". In a positive context, this persecuted bird points to the weak and defenseless KOGE tree (i.e.- to the vulnerable green-horse rider). "Coincidentally", this bird is green and red, which correlates with what we said above about the 2 trees in the Garden. Only the Costa Rican version of this bird has been able to survive and thrive due to the protection provided by that country's national park system. In Costa Rica, that bird has found a "Green Bay of refuge".]

 

Even though this cursed little nation constantly boasts about its high percentage of "evangelical Christians", it remains proud of its idolatrous indigenous past. Pagan worship remains strong, especially in rural areas, and the veneration of the serpent and its "flying counterpart" continues. No wonder the Church in that country turned into a blasphemous and recalcitrant Korah snake!!! Instead of overcoming the indigenous Korah spirit through green-horse death (Revelation 12:11), the L.A. (Latin American) Church decided to join Korah, which is exactly what Woman did in the Garden. As the lukewarm Church likes to say, "If you can't beat them (easily), join them".

 

It was God's desire to bless Latin America and to make it as prosperous (both economically and culturally) as the US. God's intention was for the entire region of the Americas to become a "free zone" of shalom prosperity, an Eden of verdure whose culture and economy would reflect the richness and wide variety of its natural and human resources. God invested a great deal of Himself into L.A. (Latin America), but all He got in return was an ungrateful, Hivite Korah who never gave up on his desire for a quick inheritance that did not require a "covenant process".

 

Except for Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, Latin America has turned into a quicksand of cultural, political, and moral decline. It is a region cursed by God unto oblivion, destruction, and decay, for His remnant have spoken and their decree against L.A. has gone out into the spirit realm:

The abundant mercy that was shown unto you, L.A., shall become the very sword with which God shall slay you. The lowly green-horse serpent of Moshe and Aaron shall devour the Korah serpents of Latin America, for those who have been willing to go through the 4-horse process have been endowed with the sovereignty to declare judgments against you.

 

"10And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. 11Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. 12For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods." (Exodus 7:10-12)

[Notice the reference to "wise men" in verse 11, which points to the "wisdom" that Woman wanted to extract from the KOGE tree]

 

"15What hath my beloved to do in mine house, seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from thee? when thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest. 16The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken. 17For the LORD of hosts, that planted thee, hath pronounced evil against thee, for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done against themselves to provoke me to anger in offering incense unto Baal." (Jeremiah 11:15-17)

[The Lord God shall come against L.A. on account of the Baals that have lorded themselves over L.A. through the doling out of cheap spiritual power. God shall exact His revenge against the Baals and the followers who have allowed them to rule. L.A. was a "green olive tree" (v16), greatly blessed of God, but L.A. turned on God, like an ungrateful dog that returned to its own vomit. Therefore, she shall be a land of swamps and deserts, a land from which the Sun of Glory shall hide.]

 

"This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men" (Daniel 4:17)

 

Korah Marx

As you may know, Karl Marx was a promoter of an economic system --- "communism" --- which emphasized the destruction of economic castes and the equal sharing of all. Regardless of Marx's original intentions, however, it is evidently clear that those who have espoused and implemented Marxism have created a system that substitutes one form of caste oppression for another. Marxists boldly denounce the oppression of society's "higher-ups"; but, once in power, they establish a system where the members of the ruling party are given "special privileges" and are more "equal" than the rest. The Marxists' brave proclamation of "equality for all" is nothing more than a self-deceiving scheme to rise to power and exact revenge over the people whom they often resent out of pure envy and jealousy. Once they rise to power, Marxists establish an Amorite-Hittite system of domination where people are forced to unconditionally submit to the party if they want to become important.

 

Just like Marxists, Korah appeared before Moses, accusing him of elitism and proclaiming that "all were holy, every one" (Numbers 16:3-5). However, Korah's "methodology" reveals that he was an elitist himself. When he went before Moses, he did not stand in the authority of the "truth" that he spoke. Instead, he gathered up an "elite" group of folks:

 

"1Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men: 2And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown" (Numbers 16:1-2)

 

If he really believed in the holiness of all the people, he would have selected a large group of unknown, "simple" men whose authority would have resided in their holiness. Instead, he selected people who were important in the eyes of man. He expected to frazzle Moses with a hefty number of "important" men who enjoyed wide public support, especially since Moses' poll ratings were rather low amongst the fleshly Israelites. It is evident, therefore, that Korah perceived the overthrow of Moses in terms of a "political power struggle", not in terms of a "battle of principles". "If I can frazzle Moses and force him to step down", Korah thought, "I can easily consolidate myself in power because I will have the automatic support of those who follow these 250 princes".

 

Moses, however, did not see the Korah turmoil in "political" terms. He did not make any "phone calls" to form a coalition of allies; he did not organize "pop"s (public opinion polls") to gauge how "pop-ular" he was. All he did was fall on his face (as a figure of green-horse death) and appeal to an invisible God for vindication:

 

"4And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face: 5And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will shew who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him." (Numbers 16:4-5)

 

Moses was a humble man who wanted all to be prophets, not just himself (Numbers 11:29). He wanted all to have direct access to God, and it was only because of the people's hardened hearts that Moses' wish did not come about.

 

As we have said before, the prophetic anointing promotes "spiritual communism"; that is the reason why many people who are drawn into Marxism out of personal conviction --- like Che Guevara --- are prophets at heart. Therefore, we can say that Moses was a "spiritual communist", a man who believed in the potential of all people. Korah, on the other hand, was a "political communist", a man who espoused "equality" but who was really interested in instituting a system of political castes. Had Korah taken over, the 250 men who were with him would have become the equivalent of an elitist "Communist Party". Under the Korah judgment system, people are given "Church privileges" based on their willingness to surrender their convictions and show their undying loyalty to the human leaders and the system. The Korah judgment system rewards people with meaningless privileges at a lower level as long as you sacrifice your authority at a higher level:

 

"8Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me." (Matthew 4:8-9)

 

When people take the "privilege morsels", they enter into a covenant with death and Sheol (Isaiah 28:14-19), and they seal their spiritual doom. Such people have their prophetic calling eternally swallowed up by Sheol. Such people shall suffer the same fate as the Korahs they unswervingly support:

 

"31And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them: 32And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. 33They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation. 34And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also." (Numbers 16:31-34)

[The word "pit" in verse 33 was mistranslated from the Hebrew word "Sheol"]

 

From all of the above, we can safely say that the Marxist-Leninist spirit is a Korah spirit. Therefore, it is not surprising that there is a strong move towards the political left throughout Latin America, which is undoing what God had done throughout that region {you can listen to a report on Latin America's swing to the left on BBC Radio 4}. Starting in 1986, a wave of democracy swept across dictator-riddled L.A. (Latin America). In His mercy, God transformed the political landscape of L.A. as Latin Americans repented of their sins and turned to the Lord. Contrary to all human expectations, L.A. went from being a "Dictatorville" to a democratic and free-market haven. As God set things up for the rise of L.A. as a collective world power, He began to confront her regarding some basic spiritual issues that were deeply entrenched in the Canaanite-Hivite-Amorite L.A. culture. God's desire was to pluck out the final roots of iniquity that were hindering L.A.'s eventual takeoff. L.A., however, became recalcitrant against God. She began to demand that "little" Zoars here and there be preserved. Even so, she stood strong in the prophetic promises pronounced over her. Slowly, the spirit of L.A. iniquity that had been driven back came back with a vengeance (Luke 11:24-26). L.A.'s spiritual condition then became 7 times worse than at the beginning.

 

L.A. is now a proud and defiant Korah stronghold on Earth. Because of this, all the political and economic gains that God had achieved for L.A. are being systematically eroded. L.A., as a region, is in the midst of a decay spiral from which she shall not emerge. Just like Korah, "Decay LA" is headed down a hellhole from which she shall never come out. To whom much is given, much is required, and LA has been given to like few other regions ever. In the history of mankind, no region has received so much from God without suffering a fundamental transformation. God has now shown up in LA to demand His harvest, and LA has nothing to give to Him (Hebrews 6:4-8). She has been shown "lacking", and, for that, she shall be judged (Daniel 5:25-31).

 

As God's vengeance is unleashed upon the LA Korah, the spiritual investment that God has poured into LA shall be unlocked from the prison house Latin Americans stashed it away in. As that investment is unleashed, it shall flow out like a tidal wave and bless the nations of the Earth. As those nations receive the tidal wave, they will not waste it as LA did. Latin America kidnapped God's spiritual investment and used it to extort blessings from God. By contrast, the other nations shall receive that investment with gratitude, and they shall reap a harvest of humble praise unto God (Hebrews 13:15).

 

"35And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense. 36And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 37Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are hallowed. 38The censers of these sinners against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before the LORD, therefore they are hallowed: and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel. 39And Eleazar the priest took the brasen censers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar: 40To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses." (Numbers 16:35-40)

[Moses had told Korah's followers to bring 250 censers before the Lord (Numbers 16:17). Notice that, after God consumed them with His fire, He told Eleazar to pick up those censers from out of the burning, for they were "hallowed" (v37). They were then made into "broad plates" to cover the altar (v39), and they became an example, a constant reminder (v40) for all others to see. In the same way, God shall fulfill Latin America's prophetic calling as a "light to the nations". Just as with the censers, God's investment shall be rescued from Latin America through judgment, and Latin America shall indeed be a blessing to the nations, for she shall be an example, a constant reminder to the other nations of what not to do.]

 

The vindicating fall of Babylon

The word ashuwyah mentioned above only appears once in Scripture, in the following passage:

 

"14Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD. 15Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her. 16Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land." (Jeremiah 50:14-16)

[The word "foundations" in verse 15 was translated from ashuwyah]

 

As we have said before, "Babylon" in Scripture is generally a figure of the "pastoral matriarchy". Unbeknownst to the parrot scholars who "study prophecy", Jeremiah 50 and 51 are a prophetic word from God about the destruction of the pastoral matriarchy in the Church (and the world) in these latter days.

 

Notice how verse 14 calls for an army of believers to set themselves in array against the pastoral matriarchy. This points to the green-horse army that must voluntarily rise up after the black horse of the Apocalypse has killed Goliath. In verse 14, the Lord God says "spare no arrows". This is a commandment of God for His green-horse army not to have the slightest bit of mercy. Babylon has survived for centuries on end because it promotes a "pastoral shield of mercy" that ingratiates her with soulish people who are not interested in God's justice, thereby hindering the manifestation of God's righteousness, as prophesied in Psalm 37:6. This false mercy (i.e.- a mercy not based on truth) has served as a surreptitious tool used by the pastoral "frog queens" to maintain their control over people. Because of Babylon's misuse of mercy, God shall have no mercy on her, and He is calling those working in Him not to show any mercy towards her, to spare no arrows, for she has sinned against the Lord.

 

Notice how verse 15 calls for an army of believers who will "take vengeance upon" Babylon. As we have said before, God's green horse is the horse of vindicating vengeance. Those who refuse God's zeal for vengeance against Babylon will be unwilling to deal Babylon the deathblow that will finally end her cursed reign. In these latter days, God is raising up "Jehu"s who will show no mercy towards Jezebel and who will execute God's vindicating justice against her:

 

"30And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window. 31And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master? 32And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. 33And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot. 34And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king’s daughter. 35And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands. 36Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This is the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel: 37And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel." (2 Kings 9:30-37)

 

Those who refuse God's zeal for vengeance against Babylon are showing that they do not understand the magnitude of Babylon's evil, and they do not value the lives of the "Naboth"s whose blood has been shed by the filthy hands of Jezebel:

 

"17And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 18Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it. 19And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine. 20And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD. 21Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, 22And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin. 23And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel. 24Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat. 25But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up." (1 Kings 21:17-25)

 

Coincidentally, the name "Naboth" appears 22 times in Scripture. As we have seen before, the number "22" points to "civil war". After the unjust death of God's green-horse riders at the hands of the Sin System, God decrees civil wars through which His vengeance is unleashed against those who arrogantly persist in opposing His righteous judgments.

 

"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." (Isaiah 35:1-4)

 

When most pastors preach on the passage above, they focus on the promises of restoration and revival, but their blinded hearts fail to see that there is a word in this passage that sticks out like a sore thumb in the midst of so many words of life and blessing: the word "vengeance" in verse 4. Fellow believer, vengeance is required for restoration. There is absolutely no way around it. Those who look for a route to God's revival that bypasses vengeance shall not find it, for restoration implies redemption, and redemption implies compensation, and compensation implies vindication, and vindication implies vengeance against those who stubbornly oppose His righteousness. This vengeance is spiritual in nature, but it has consequences in the natural realm. As the zeal of God's vengeance "silently" burns inside your heart, you become a conduit of God's wrath, a conduit through whom God will unleash massive consequences into the natural realm, consequences that will vindicate God before His enemies. When God's zeal for vengeance is burning inside of you, it is not motivated by a sense of "personal resentment". Instead, it is motivated by a zeal for God's righteousness.

 

Some might argue that the "vengeance" of Isaiah 35:4 is referring to a so-called "end of the world" at which time we will all have been "beamed up" to heaven already. This, however, ignores the "insignificant" word that follows immediately after verse 4:

 

"5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 6Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. 7And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes. 8And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. 9No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: 10And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away." (Isaiah 35:5-10)

 

Notice the word "then" at the very beginning of verse 5. That word establishes a link of causation between the "vengeance" of verse 4 and the wonderful consequences described in the verses that follow. While most preachers gladly preach on the wonderful words of verses 5 through 10, most of them are unwilling to accept the "trigger" that will make these words a reality. Let him who has ears understand what the Lord is saying to His people, for the restoration of God's people requires the fall of Babylon, and the fall of Babylon requires massive acts of vengeance from the Lord God of Israel.

 

There is much more to say on sister Shirley's vision, but we will share it in a future posting...