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Prophetic word for today

Duct tape (Part 1)

First posted: May 12, 2007

E-mailed: September 27, 2005

Word received by: John Edwards

 

A few nights ago, I had a dream that had three distinctive dreams in it.

 

First dream:

 

I was standing in what was known as a haunted house (somehow I knew this once I was aware I was in the house). The house was an older house, 100 years old or better. Very clean! Yet haunted.

 

I was half standing in a wash room, fiddling with something in my fingers and half standing in a hallway looking down towards a room. In my dream I rebuked satan saying: "I rebuke you satan; I will step into my fears." As I said this, I looked at the door which was opened for a moment. Being the only one in the house, I was scared literally stiff as I looked down the hallway and saw the door had closed.

 

At the lower left hand corner of the door I saw a square of 1' by 2' duc-tape tapped to the door. Directly below this, I saw again a 1' x 2' square section of duc-tape, but this was not stuck to the door. The section of tape was slightly curved, with the shiny side facing out towards me. I walked up towards this section of tape, picked it up, turned it over, and saw on the sticky side of the duc-tape. I saw my name written in a child's hand, which had used a green crayon partially in cursive, partially not. My name was in the upper left hand section of this tape, with other writings to the right, again in a child's hand, but in orange. I didn't want to read the [remaining] half out of fear, half out of not wanting to entertain whatever had been written.

 

I woke up at this time, literally scared stiff and cold, but I was awake and aware as to what I was feeling. Again I prayed out loud, "satan, I rebuke you; I will step into my fears," then fell back to sleep, where I dreamt another dream ...

 

 

Second dream:

 

I was standing at a vantage point where I could see the finished construction product of new highway overpasses or concrete bridges ... two or three, I couldn't count them all. My whole horizon was full of these new bridges. In my dream I remembered --- as I was considering what I was seeing --- the newly built highway bridges in the San Jose, CA area in 1981 when I lived there. In San Jose they had built bridges that, at that time, went nowhere; middle sections had been built with only one end, or mid-sections were built with neither beginning nor end. In this dream I was amazed that I had this vantage point looking up and down the bridges. I went into my third dream.

 

 

Third dream:

 

I was unlocking a brand new white steel gate to property that belonged to me (I went from the freeway bridges to bending down unlocking this gate). As I looked around (I dream in color, by the way), I noticed that the driveway I was looking at was brand new; it had just been black-topped. I looked back at the truck I had come from and surmised that my good friend Charles Highline must have been with me because the front of the truck I saw was just like the one he drives today. I considered then that the property I was getting ready to enter belonged to us, as I supposed.

 

 

[Additional dream]

 

Sometime ago, I dreamt of a field with green grass, Aspen trees, and what I thought in my dream was an old-fashioned crisscross type of fencing. I was perched in a tree in a meadow looking right into what I saw in my dream; everything was there. What I thought in my dream was crisscrossed fencing 3' high was [actually] fallen trees laid out in a row, end-to-end and crisscrossed.

 

 

Our comments

Green visit to a haunted house

In brother John's first dream, the house is "very clean", but "haunted". The house's cleanliness speaks of external righteousness:

 

"24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead menís bones, and of all uncleanness. 28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?" (Matthew 23:24-33)

[The word "damnation" in verse 33 was translated from the Greek noun krisis, which literally means "judgement"]

 

Therefore, the house is a figure of an American Church that says it is "friendly" to the prophetic spirit but is in fact hostile towards it, especially when that prophetic spirit comes laden with righteous judgements that demand internal transformation, not external religiosity, as was the case with the Lord Jesus. As is evident from the passage above, Jesus would not fit the definition of the "New Testament prophet" espoused by the matriarchal Church. On the contrary, He was a confrontational prophet who spoke words laden with judgement and offence against those who stubbornly clung to their human paradigms. Notice that, instead of Jesus pleading with His audience to repeat the "sinner's prayer", instead of Jesus telling them that there is "hope of salvation" and that the Father's loving arms are "wide open", the passage above ends with Jesus "sending them to hell" (v32, 33). This is the Jesus the Church refuses to accept. That is the reason why Yeshua is not recognised by the Church whenever He visits her in the form of His spiritual "horse riders". The Church's pastors and teachers keep the Church all "swept and garnished", and she is unwelcoming towards Yeshua because He has the habit of "dirtying up" and "disorganising" things with His righteous words and actions, which are laden with "dirtily offensive" and "disorganisingly chaotic" judgement.

 

"12And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 13And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves." (Matthew 21:12-13)

[Why didn't Jesus stand in the midst of the moneychangers and dove sellers and speak of the "Father's love" to them? Why didn't He say, "Oh, my beloved, change your evil ways and run to me, and I will hold you in my loving arms"?. The matriarchal Church's ministers have no answers for these questions other than a dogmatic "That's what Jesus chose to do at the time, and anything He did was right, by default". However, had these ministers lived in Jesus' times, they would have been the first to condemn Jesus' actions, just as those who built monuments to honour dead prophets would have killed those same prophets had they lived in the prophets' times (Matthew 23:30-32).]

 

"24When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. 25And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. 26Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first." (Luke 11:24-26)

 

The unclean spirit is able to say "my house" (v24) because there is only a "female" soul presence there. Since the "male" Spirit of the Lord is kept out of the house, a spiritual power vacuum emerges, a vacuum the unclean spirits are happy to fill. This is the reason why the Church is a haunted house. When God's green-horse spirit visited America in 2005, the American Church was externally tidy, happily practicing her external religiosity, but there were invisible "Halloween" forces in the atmosphere, nasty and vitriolic forces the natural eye could not discern. These forces made God's green-horse riders' lives miserable, and the 7-year spiritual awakening that was to start in 2005 was stalled.

 

The fact that the house looked "100 years old or better" speaks of how the American Church is powerfully gripped by the spirit of "religious tradition". The institutionalised American Church --- that proud American Rahab --- sees her "Christianity" in the context of her "cultural heritage", not in the context of God's invisible purposes. Because of this, she is a house haunted by invisible spirits. These spirits cause the Church to be paradoxically hospitable to much unrighteousness ("camel swallowing") but bitterly inhospitable to God's horse riders, especially His green-horse riders ("gnat straining"). Because of this, those sent by God to establish the dominion of the Spirit over the soul have no "Rest & Relaxation" in what is externally called "the house of God". This is the reason why brother John saw signs of the house being haunted as he half stood in a "wash room", which is also known as a "rest room".

 

Fiddler on the truth

Brother John was "fiddling with something in [his] fingers" when the house showed itself to be haunted. The first thing that comes to my heart and mind whenever I meditate on what brother John could have been "fiddling" is a "pen" or "chalk stick". In a sense, God's green-horse riders are reviled by the institutionalised Church because they carry a spiritual chalk stick and are not afraid to use it, and, when they do use it, they draw a line of separation that calls others to choose one side. Spiritually speaking, when God's green-horse believers threatened the American Church, warning her that they were about to draw a decisive "Enough!" line (Luke 22:38), the American Church shut her door to the remnant and said, "Go away, we don't want you here". This is the reason why the door in the dream shut itself as brother John fiddled with the object in his fingers.

 

As I meditated on the phrase, "fiddling with something in my fingers", I began to think about violins (because of the word "fiddle"), and the Lord said to me, "There is meaning there". The violin is a powerful instrument when used in sad melodies, for which reason it is often used as a background (generally in a comical sense) when someone is "dribbling away" about the tragedies in his or her life. All of this reminded me of the following passage:

 

"16But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, 17And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented." (Matthew 11:16-17)

 

The green-horse remnant sang a "fiddly" tune lamenting about the tragic state of the Church; it was a song that warned of tragedies to come if the current tragic condition of the Church was ignored. When she heard this dirge, the American Church scoffingly replied,

"For the love of me, shut up!! You are overreacting!! Don't you see how well our ministries are running?!! Don't you see how our churches are full of happy and content people?!! Don't you see the miracles being performed in some of our churches? Don't you see how loud the prophetic voice is in so many of our congregations? What in the world could be wrong with us? What we need is to take America back from the evil atheists and humanists who have hijacked America and have taken her away from our Christian heritage and values. Instead of lamenting, what we need is to work harder and longer. We need to be more active in our communities and in our governments!! Shut up and leave us alone!! We know what we are doing!! There is nothing fundamentally wrong with us!! We don't need you!! Go back to where you came from!!"

 

As I wrote the words above, the Lord kept impressing the Beatles song title "We can work it out" in my heart. After I finished writing the words above, I began to sing out the song's lyrics, and that is when I understood the Lord's insistence. As the green-horse remnant sang a dramatic dirge, the American Church replied with the following placid words of compromised reconciliation that place relationship over truth:

 

{Lyrics adapted from lirama.net}

 

Try to see it my way
Do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on?
While you see it your way
Run the risk of knowing that our love may soon be gone
//We can work it out//

Think of what you're saying
You can get it wrong and still you think that it's all right
Think of what I'm saying
We can work it out and get it straight or say good night
//We can work it out//

[Refrain]
Life is very short, and there's no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend
I have always thought that it's a crime [... to fuss and fight, apparently, according to the previous line]
So I will ask you once again

[Refrain2]
Try to see it my way
Only time will tell you, I am right or I am wrong
While you see it your way
There's a chance that we might fall apart before too long
//We can work it out//

[Refrain]
[Refrain2]
 

Greensburg

Because the American Church refused to recognise the truth about her spiritual tragedy, God has been pounding America with tragedy after tragedy in recent weeks and months. The fact that a huge tornado specifically targeted and demolished the town of Greensburg, Kansas is no spiritual coincidence. Since America mistreated God's green-horse messengers of uncompromised regeneration, casually dismissing their "annoying dirge", God has forced lamentation upon Greensburg, so as to say,

"The lamentation that you so arrogantly ignored has come and shall continue to come upon you, for I will not be mocked. I shall mock My mockers. In mocking My remnant, you were really mocking Me, and I have come to take revenge. In My revenge, there is redemption for you, America. My wrath against you is love-induced, for I still believe in your green potential, a potential you so casually dismissed. Unlike other regions, which I have already discarded, you are still a "Green castle", a "Greensburg" to Me, but I shall have to devastate your female-soul identity with male cruelty so that that green potential may shine forth. You are still My emerald, America, and I shall most definitely polish you into shape. I shall scrape all the Corinthian and Tyrian filth that is dulling your green shine, and I shall use you as an instrument for My Glory", says the Lord.

 

Because of the word above, I felt prompted to look up information on "emeralds". I then learnt that the "birthstone" for the month of May is the emerald. Therefore, it is no coincidence that the Greensburg tornado struck in May, and it is no coincidence that America's stubborn "latter-rain delay" began in May (2005) as well. I also learnt that there is a famous gem called the "Chalk Emerald", which correlates with what the Lord had us say about chalk above.

 

{You can read more on emeralds, birthstones, and the "Chalk Emerald" at wikipedia.org; you can read one of the initial AP stories on the Greensburg tornado at breitbart.com}

 

According to a foxnews.com story posted on May 7, 2007, the Greensburg tornado was 1.7 miles wide. The number "1.7" points to the number "17", which speaks of God's manifested remnant. The number 1.7 is a tenth of 17. Therefore, it is a figure of the spiritual tithe that God's green remnant were willing to pour as a libation offering unto the Lord, a tithe that is now unleashing massive redemptive judgements from above.

 

According to the foxnews.com story, the tornado stayed on the ground for 22 miles. As we have said before, the number "22" points to spiritual civil war. Therefore, the tornado's 22-mile track was God's way of saying: "This is a consequence of the spiritual civil war that I have declared over you". According to the news story, "tree trunks stood bare in Greensburg", which points to how God is exposing the spirit of "bald Korah" in America, revealing those with the pastoral Korah spirit as pathetic "emperors with no clothes", as fallen cedars (Zechariah 11:1-3), as fallen "Humpty Dumpties" who have fallen and will not get up. Therefore, it is prophetic that the sentence that mentions the bare trees is followed by the following sentence: "All the churches were destroyed", which is followed by the sentence "Every business on Main Street was demolished". God is exposing America's churches as the "business of men", not the "business of the Father"; America's churches are seeking to be part of America's mainstream, whilst God's remnant want America to be part of God's stream. The following phrase in the news story says, "the town's fire engines were crushed", which is God's way of saying, "No one shall quench My fire that shall destroy Korah and his followers" (Numbers 16:35).

 

According to the foxnews.com story, the tornado destroyed an estimated 95% of the town; 95% equals 19/20, which is God's way of saying, "I am judging you for staying at 19 and not following on to 20; I am judging you because you refused to rise up as a '20' green-horse army to fulfil My purposes on Earth". The foxnews.com story's title said "2 Survivors found"; these were two ladies found in the rubble of a Mennonite church two days after the tornado struck. As the Lord had us share in a word posted 2 months ago, the Mennonite church is a figure of the "war abhorring" matriarchal Church, the Church that does not believe in a "violent" male God. Therefore, it was God who set apart these 2 survivors to be found 2 days after the tornado in order to emphasise a point:

I am a male of war, a God of judgements and justice, a God who acts in righteous violence, for I have not changed. I am the Lord God of Israel, the God you refuse to know.

Spiritually speaking, the American Church did not heed the call to rise up as a "20" green-horse army because she has yet to understand God's "male" spirit nature. She is a war-abhorring Church that has chosen to sweep the "mean" male God under the matriarchal carpet of a psychologically distant past. Because of this, she was inhospitable to the remnant's 2-witness warrior spirit. As a consequence, God set apart 2 "war-abhorring" Mennonite witnesses to testify of the violence of His actions.

 

The foxnews.com story mentions that, on the Monday that the 2 survivors were found, 2 more dead bodies were found. This speaks of things that are "half-dead and half-alive", which points to the zombie spirit prevalent in the American Church's spiritual atmosphere, and it points once again to the line of "civil war" demarcation drawn by God, a line that separates the living from the dead.

 

A survivor interviewed for the foxnews.com story (whose surname, interestingly enough, is "Goodheart"), said, "We had plenty of warning; if people paid attention to sirens, they should have been able to get to a safe place". This speaks to the multiple spiritual warnings that God issued in the spirit realm, warnings that pointed to a coming period of confrontation between God and America. The American Church had plenty of time to react, but she chose to ignore the warnings, and she is now paying the consequences.

 

After what God did to Greensburg, the Kansas town was left looking like a ghost town. Therefore, it is no coincidence that God is prompting us to post the "haunted house" dream around this time.

 

PRATT

The foxnews.com story mentioned above adds that the storm system that struck Greensburg also killed one person in neighbouring Pratt County, Kansas. God's sense of prophetic irony never ceases to amaze me! To an American, the word "pratt" may sound like nothing more than a surname. To an Englishman, however, the word "prat" has a very different connotation. If you are an American visiting England, it is recommended that you never call anyone a "prat" (unless, of course, you really mean it!) Thus, the people of "Pratt County" live in a place whose name sounds "normal" to their American ears, but which may evoke a mocking smile from the British. In the same way, those who are bent on following the Korah leadership of the institutionalised Church may feel as if they are doing the "normal" thing, but, to God (and to those in the Spirit), these determined Korah followers look like utter fools, like self-deceived people who consciously share in the delusion of emperors with no clothes; they look like people who are worthy of mockery just like the emperors they follow.

 

Interestingly enough, the word "PRATT" is used as an acronym for "Point Refuted A Thousand Times". According to wikipedia.org, this acronym was devised by evolutionists to denote the long list of creationist assertions which they deem "refuted ad nauseum" but which, to their dismay, keep getting brought up by the "unenlightened" creationists. Therefore, the acronym "PRATT" is intended to refer to people who stubbornly cling to certain paradigms despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. It is ironic that the acronym was invented by people who are themselves stubbornly clinging to a faulty theory despite the overwhelming evidence against it. This bares out a spiritual fact: the word "PRATT" is thrown by Korah at God's green-horse riders and vice versa. There is absolutely no possibility of reconciliation between the Korah gang and God's green-horse remnant. Each group chooses to stand on their respective side of the line, and no one but the Independent, Judging Truth can bare out who is right and who is wrong:

 

"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)

 

Cornwall

Earlier today (May 6, 2007), the Lord prompted me to do a search on Yahoo! of the words "fiddling fingers". To my surprise, the result that appeared at the top of the list was from a Cornwall, UK website, fiddlingfingers.com, which is geared towards teaching people to play traditional fiddle music of Celtic nations such as Scotland, Wales, and Cornwall. The fact that this site is from the UK is no spiritual coincidence. As God's green-horse riders were "fiddling away" in America's spirit realm, there was a subtle threat in their dirge, a threat from God that said,

If you do not react to the tragic dirge of Jonah (Jonah 3:4), I shall leave you for a season and go to the UK to do the work there Myself which I had planned to do through you.

 

In England, the word "corn" has a different meaning than in America. In England, it is used to refer to what is known in America as "wheat", whilst, in America, it refers to what is commonly known in England as "maize". Therefore, the "Cornwall" that God found in America was a "wall of maize", whilst the "Cornwall" that God found in the UK was a "wall of wheat". As we have studied before, God is rescuing His valuable wheat from amongst the useless fields of contaminated maize. Thus, the UK's "Cornwall" is a "good" wall, receptive to God's "green fiddling", whilst America's "Cornwall" is an "evil" wall that repulses God's green lament. On the UK's "Cornwall" stand the green-horse remnant, playing their fiddle. On America's "Cornwall" sits "Humpty Dumpty" Korah, waiting out his inevitable fall.

 

As indicated on wikipedia.org, Cornwall is one of the 6 Celtic nations, the other 5 being Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Mann, and Brittany (Note: Galicia in Spain is often added to this list because of its large Celtic gene pool; however, Galicia does not have a Celtic language; its local language is a Latinised language, closely related to Portuguese; thus, it is a bit of a stretch to include this nation in the list of "Celtic nations"; I believe that most do this in order to make the list reach the "magical" number of 7). As is well known, there is a strong connection between Celts and the colour green; therefore, the fact that there are 6 Celtic nations points to how God's green fiddlers exhort the Church's "fingers" (i.e.- the 5 ministries) to make the transition "from 5 to 6".

 

Interestingly enough, the fiddlingfingers.com website includes a page with "fiddler jokes". I was a tad surprised by the jokes I read, since most were rather self-deprecating (considering that those posting the jokes are fiddlers themselves). Spiritually speaking, the presence of these jokes does make sense, since God's green fiddling is a maddening cacophony to the ears of soul-dominated man.

 

The UK is comprised of 4 countries: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Thus, the only UK constituent country that is not entirely included in the list of 6 Celtic nations is England. Cornwall is a small county on the very (southwestern) tip of England, meaning that, were it not for tiny Cornwall, England would not be included in the list of 6 Celtic nations. Therefore, Cornwall represents the foothold that God's green-horse spirit was able to make into England (... and the UK, for no UK revival is possible without the involvement of apostolic and evangelistic England, and no England revival is possible without England going "Celtic green").

 

According to the foxnews.com story on Greensburg mentioned above, "the massive concrete silos of a grain elevator towered over the flattened expanse of what was left of the town". It is no spiritual coincidence that the story's writer was prompted to write about the flattened silos of "grain" (i.e.- "corn"). God is continuing His assault on the stagnant "Flatts-the-Flounder" teacher-apostles who are bent on storing up useless teachings of no spiritual transcendence. Let him who has ears hear what the Lord is saying.

 

There is much more to say regarding brother John's dreams, but we will share it in a future prophetic word...