Prophetic word for today
Poor Castro fell!!!
First posted: October 22, 2004
Word received: October 20 & 22, 2004
Received by: Shamah-Elim Bible Studies
On October 20, 2004, Cuban oppressor fidel castro was walking off a platform after a 1-hour speech in Santa Clara, Cuba. He waved at the crowd and confidently walked towards the platform steps, but did not see the first step coming. He took a false step with his left foot, and violently tumbled down the steps onto the ground where, according to a Fox News Channel report, he had 8 bone fractures in his left knee and a hairline fracture in his right arm. Some people in the audience are said to have burst into tears when they saw their leader fall so dramatically. castro got up with the help of his servants, and said that he was "intact". The next day, they performed a 3-hour operation on him where he ordered the physicians not to give him any anesthesia, claiming that he didn't want to miss out on his "presidential" responsibilities. Apparently, he answered phone calls and had a meeting even while being operated on.
This is the prophetic interpretation of these events:
Hallelujah! For the prayers of the righteous are heard by our Lord and God:
"7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:7-8)
The Lord has placed it in our hearts to pray for the demise of fidel castro since 2002, and we have seen how his health has deteriorated over the last few years. It was a source of great exultation to see how this arrogant, God-defying, and ruthless man fell so helplessly to the ground.
The video of his fall shows how he confidently took a step with his left foot, not realizing that the first step was coming. So shall his ruthless dictatorship end. This arrogant Amorite-Girgashite (and Hittite) must believe that he will rule forever, but God shall strike him dead in a shameful way. God has placed it in our hearts to pray for shame to come upon this man, and his awkward fall sure was pitiful, shameful, and very much laughable.
"1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure." (Psalm 2:1-5)
"1And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: 2For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 3And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. 4And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia." (Revelation 19:1-4)
Notice that, contrary to popular belief, it is not a sin to rejoice over God's judgments against the workers of unrighteousness and iniquity. As long as your joy is not derived from personal resentment against the person but rather from a zeal for righteousness and justice. In my case, for example, castro has not directly caused me any personal suffering, and I have no personal connections with Cuba, so my reason for joy is derived from the spiritual significance of castro's fall. castro is a physical manifestation of an Amorite, strong-man spirit that has held the Cuban people in spiritual oppression for decades. His death will not only release the Cuban people but will cause repercussions in the spiritual atmosphere of the entire planet.
The fact that he took a false step with his left foot has spiritual significance. As we have shared in our articles, the left side is the side of "stealth" and "secrecy", meaning that God will strike him down when he least expects it. Just as he used Hittite guerilla tactics to rise to power and maintain that power, God will use stealth spiritual tactics to bring his downfall. The Lord has raised up a spiritual guerilla that is fighting against this arrogant and unrepentant man, and my eyes shall see his shameful and pitiful death. I continue to pray that his death will be an event enveloped in public shame and humiliation, and his fall was a "step" in that direction. Hallelujah!
"He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made." (Psalm 7:15)
"6Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. 7Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. 8They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. 9Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call." (Psalm 20:6-8)
The fact that he fell at Santa Clara also has spiritual significance. According to what we found in an article on the Internet, Che Guevara defeated Fulgencio Batista's forces in a bloody battle at Santa Clara, which sealed Batista's fate and allowed the castro brothers to take power. Santa Clara is also the place where Che Guevara was buried. It is prophetic justice that the place which led to castro's rise is also the place where he fell. Hallelujah, for our God is a Righteous God!!!
The fact that he broke his left knee in 8 places has prophetic significance. As we have said before, the number "8" in Scripture is the number of regeneration, and the left side is the side of intuition and emotions, meaning that it is the "prophetic" side. Just like Cuba itself, fidel castro was born with a strong evangelistic and prophetic calling on his life, but he chose to follow the path of iniquity and self-exaltation over the path of righteousness and humility. Therefore, God is sending Noah-style, regeneration judgments against castro to condemn him for the misuse of his prophetic calling (remember that there were 8 people inside Noah's ark).
There is also prophetic significance in the fracture in castro's right arm. The right arm is often associated in Scripture with the power to save others:
"I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved." (Psalm 16:8)
"Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them." (Psalm 17:7)
"13Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret. 14Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee." (Job 40:13-14)
"Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand." (Psalm 20:6)
Therefore, we can safely say that the hairline fracture in castro's right arm is God's way of saying:
"you think that you are the savior of Cuba; behold, you are dust, and I shall break your bones, strong as you think they are, for only I --- says the Lord --- have the power to save"
As we have shared in our articles, evangelists have a God-given belief that they are liberators; in other words, they are aware of their calling to liberate multitudes of souls from the clutches of the enemy. castro, however, used his evangelistic "liberator" calling to free Cuba from dictator Fulgencio Batista, only to establish himself as a much more corrupt and ruthless dictator in his place. Evangelists are called to give people freedom, not to become the oppressors themselves. The fracture in castro's right arm is a figure of God's humiliation of this arrogant dictator.
The fact that castro did not want to be anesthetized in order to continue with his "presidential obligations" shows his stubborn determination to stay in power no matter what. Amorites are evangelists gone bad. Amorites are strong-willed men who refuse to admit that they are wrong, and they are willing to defy God and His judgments in order to maintain their self-righteous stance. Amorites who have enjoyed power and wealth for a long time become Hivite blasphemers against God.
It is sad to consider that members of the audience burst into tears when they saw their "leader" fall. It's no wonder that James wrote the following, under the anointing of the Spirit:
"5Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? 6But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? 7Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?" (James 2:5-7)
The reason why castro is still alive despite the remnant's prayers against him is because of the "soul support" that Cuban citizens foolishly continue to give this man. As we have shared before, Amorites need a "ground-swell of support" to maintain their power. The Cubans' support of castro only prolongs their own suffering and delays the inevitable. When God sees a people who stand by their Amorite, He comes along and wipes out the Amorite along with those who support him. The Amorites shall fall, and no amount of earthly, "soulish" support can prevent that from happening.
"A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him" (Proverbs 28:17)