Prophetic word for today
Duct tape (Part 3)
First posted: August 16, 2007
E-mailed: September 27, 2005
Word received by: John Edwards
This is a continuation of a prophetic word posted earlier...
We received brother John's duct-tape dream in late September 2005. Whenever I would think of the dream, I would inevitably think of ducks, since "duct tape" is also known as "duck tape" (in fact, to this day, I don't know which was the original term). Due to this, whenever I would go to New York's Central Park for a walk in late 2005 and early 2006, I would stare at the ducks in the park's pond and wonder, "What is the ducks' spiritual meaning?". I knew in my spirit that the Lord was trying to say something through ducks and their implicit presence in the dream. I remember one bitterly cold morning in December 2005 when the Lord sent me to Central Park and I just stood there, watching the ducks floating on the icy cold water, and I wondered, "How are those guys able to swim in that water and not feel the cold?" (Maybe they did feel the cold, but they seemed to be putting up with it rather bravely). A few weeks later, as the weather warmed up considerably, the Lord sent me to Central Park once again, and, as I stared at the floating ducks, I knew that God was trying to tell me something about the green-horse remnant through those ducks. As I began to search for information on them, their spiritual connection to the green horse became evident.
According to wikipedia.org, the best known wild-duck species is the mallard, whose male is characterised by his green head. Interestingly enough, the mallards from Greenland are different enough that some consider them a separate subspecies, calling them the "Greenland mallard". This certifies the spiritual connection between the mallard and the colour green.
According to wikipedia.org, male ducks (also known as "drakes") lose enough of their feathers during the summer so as to become somewhat indistinguishable from the female. This is particularly so with northern species such as the Greenland mallard. I was amazed when I learnt this, for the Lord had spoken to my heart that there is a spiritual "blurring of the gender line" (so to speak) as the green-horse rider approaches his or her moment of sacrificial, Golgotha death. This happens because, as the green-horse rider approaches the end of his or her journey, he or she is walking under a heavy impartation of the strong nature of the "male" Spirit of God. This is because of the rider's uncompromising insistence on operating in the Spirit rather than the soul.
"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. 14And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. 15And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased, 16And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? 17And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there." (Matthew 21:12-17)
"42Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lordís doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? 43Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. 44And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 45And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. 46But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet." (Matthew 21:42-46)
Notice how Yeshua seemed untouchable and unbeatable as He neared His Golgotha death. Notice also how Yeshua was determined to act in the judgements of God when He drove the moneychangers and dove sellers from the Temple. He became completely unconcerned about the merchants' reaction to His actions. He did not care whether the Roman or Jewish authorities would arrest Him for what He was about to do. He did not care whether the people would turn against Him because they had been deprived of the convenience of buying their sacrificial animals and getting change for their money offerings directly at the Temple without having to bring their animals or their change all the way from home. Yeshua did not care if His actions would get Him labelled a "madman" and "destroy His ministry". He did not care that His harsh and biting parables against the religious leaders would turn them against Him, and He did not care whether such words would "turn off" those who were interested in a more "conciliatory" and "pragmatic" faith. All He cared about was doing the Father's will, and, since His Father is Spirit (John 4:24), that meant doing exactly what His Son-of-God spirit nature prompted Him to do. Any natural concerns that His soul may have had took a backdrop to what the Spirit of God called Him to do because His soul was completely submitted under the rule of the Spirit.
Since green-horse riders are called to die and go to Sheol, they are forced to shed their strong, male Spirit invulnerability, for only a vulnerable and exposed person can die. This means that, as they approach their point of death, their strong spirit nature will become less and less visible, and their "female" soul vulnerability will become more and more evident. Even though they will continue to walk as male spirits on the inside, they will look like vulnerable and weak "female" souls on the outside. Thus, the green-horse rider who looked so indomitable at first will look weaker and weaker as he or she approaches death. That is when the strong "male" (spirit) will look like a weak "female" (soul), and the weak "female" (soul) will look like a strong "male" (spirit). This is when the "blurring of the gender line" takes place. Therefore, it makes sense that the green-headed mallard will go through a period during which the male looks like the female.
"35And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. 36And sitting down they watched him there; 37And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 38Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. 39And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, 40And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. 41Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, 42He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. 43He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. 44The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth." (Matthew 27:35-44)
"50Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. 54Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God." (Matthew 27:50-54)
[The word "ghost" in verse 50 was mistranslated from the Greek word pneuma, which literally means "spirit" and is translated as such throughout the New Testament]
Notice how the Roman centurion called Jesus the "son of God" when he saw how loud He yelled immediately before giving up the spirit. Jesus had seemed like nothing more than a weak soul as He helplessly hung on the cross, but, for a brief moment, the "male" Spirit nature inside of Yeshua suddenly made its strong appearance. The centurion was surprised at how an agonising man hanging on a cross could let out such a strong, earth-shaking yell, and, when he beheld that strength, he was able to discern the Spirit nature of Yeshua. That is why he called Him the "son of God", for God is Spirit, and His sons are Spirit, just like Him (Hebrews 12:9). The Lord's reference to His spirit just before His death ("ghost" in verse 50) certifies that His last-second yell was His Spirit nature shining forth at the end after having been purposely hidden behind His weak soul nature.
From all of the above, we can say that God's green-horse riders are like mallards who cause a great deal of commotion as their spirit nature becomes all the more evident. Due to the Lordship of the Spirit over their souls, these green-horse mallards get into a "row" (in the British sense of the word); they get into an open confrontation with the soul and her matriarchy over the lives of others. As this row intensifies, these ducks of God are called to shed their spirit strength and to take on the appearance of a weak soul. This is when the "spiritual gender line" becomes blurred.
Man's spiritual DNA is reflected in the 7 seals of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6:1-8:1), and a believer's spiritual formation is completed as he or she traverses these 7 seals. As we saw above, traversing the 4th seal (the green-horse seal) implies going through a "blurred-gender-line" process. This means that there is a part of man's DNA that is designed to awaken and develop during the latter parts of the green-horse stage. I am convinced that this is the part of man's spiritual DNA that satan targets in order to produce lesbianism and male homosexuality. Since the green horse's arch-nemesis is the spirit of Korah, we can conclude that some of the staunchest and most vitriolic bastions of "Korah opposition" to the green horse will come from lesbians and male homosexuals. By the same token, many lesbians and male homosexuals are "God-fearing green-horse riders" waiting to be unearthed, and this "unearthing" will occur once the matriarchy of the soul is toppled. All efforts to eradicate the self-deceiving homosexual spirit are futile unless the green-horse spirit is welcomed and enabled, for a battle against homosexuality is, at the end, a battle against Korah.
Over the years, it has been believed by many people that the quacking of ducks does not produce an echo. As indicated on wikipedia.org, this "urban legend" has been proved false by various scientific experiments. It has been discovered that the reason for the duck's apparent "echolessness" is a certain "echo" that is automatically incorporated into the duck's quack. In other words, ducks intersperse lower-volume quacking sounds in between their higher-volume sound waves. As a result, any external echo of their quacks blends in with the quacks' "internal echo", making the external echo difficult to discern, thus creating the sensation that the quack produced no echo at all.
This curious "echo feature" in the ducks' quack has spiritual significance. Whenever you speak in the Spirit, you will be echoing all that the Spirit of God wants to say. Therefore, each word you speak in the Spirit will carry a subtle but well-defined witness of the Spirit that will certify that your words are indeed of the Lord. Those who are bent on hearing God will pick up on this subtle echo, recognising the whispers of God encoded in your voice. Those who are in the soul, however, will not be able to recognise this incorporated echo, and will only hear a weak human voice "quacking away". This is what the people of Korah hear when they hear green-horse Moses speak. To them, the green-horse mallard's words are nothing more than the illogical and annoying quacks of a "loony duck", and they fail to realise that God's coming devastation against the soul is encoded in every word the mallard pronounces.
"39And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, 40And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. 41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, 42He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. 43He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. 44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. 45Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. 46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 47Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. 48And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. 49The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him." (Matthew 27:39-49)
According to the passage above, the followers of Korah who surrounded Yeshua at Golgotha heard Him say "Elijah", instead of hearing "Eli, eli". Why? Because as Jesus said "Eli, eli", He was incorporating an echo into His cry. His second "eli" was an echo of the first "Eli", and, as such, it was not as loud as the first. As a result, the "eh" sound at the beginning of the second "e-li" sounded more like an "ah", and the "li" syllable (pronounced "leeh") became indistinguishable. Thus, "Eli, eli" sounded to them as "Eli-ah" plus an indistinguishable syllable. The Korah people's inability to hear the second "eli" (i.e.- the echoed "eli") threw them off course and prevented them realising that Jesus was feverishly invoking the first verse of Psalm 22. Had they realised this, they would have understood that Jesus was at that moment "activating" Psalm 22 against them, a psalm that cries out for deliverance and vindication before our enemies, a vindication that, according to Psalm 69:22-29 and Psalm 109:6-20, implies devastating revenge against those who have set out to destroy God's green-horse riders.
The green-horse mallard will have God's echo hidden within him or her for a season, but, once that time is up, that hidden echo will manifest itself with devastating consequences as the green-horse mallard ends his or her journey of sacrifice. This is the reason why Yeshua's last-second yell led to a fearsome grave-opening earthquake. That yell was the echo of God's voice that had been hidden in green-horse Yeshua's voice all along.
Ducks are different from most other birds in the fact that they like to float on water, and they are able to float because of the oil they produce near their tails. As we have said before, oil in Scripture is a figure of the prophetic anointing. Therefore, we can say that ducks are like ships that are able to freely navigate in the sea because of the prophetic anointing they emanate. As we have studied before, green-horse riders are able to gaze at the sea and see a glorious potential in the nations that the religiously minded are unable to see. The religious Church measures a nation's "Christianity" by their willingness to attend church and submit to the decrees of their pastoral hierarchs; by contrast, God's green-horse riders measure a nation's Christian potential by the "silent" manifestations of God emanating even from events and people not operating under a religious framework or label. Whist the religiously minded prefer to stay on the dry land of institutional paradigms, God's green-horse riders are like ducks who do not hesitate to venture out to sea, discerning the "God-potential" any and everywhere; they understand that God's purpose is not to get the Earth to go to church but rather to have the Earth be His Church, a place where God manifests Himself in all actions and in all things. God's green-horse riders long to see the entire atmosphere of the Earth oozing with God's prophetic oil. They themselves are oozing in that prophetic oil (to the point of Death and Sheol); it is an oil that is not contained by religious paradigms or aimed at building up institutions. Their oil is aimed at edifying the God-potential in all people so that everyone may be an Immanuel (God in the flesh). Because their oil is not restricted by human agendas or paradigms, they are able to recognise the prophetic oil in all types of people, especially in those who don't appear "anointed" at all, at least when measured by religious standards. That is the reason why God's green-horse riders are drawn to the sea and are so happy to navigate on the sea of nations in their spirit. When they gaze at the sea, they are filled with green hope on account of the potential they discern.
The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods." (Psalm 24:1-2)
Ducks are a bit awkward when walking on dry ground, but are very graceful in the water. This speaks of how awkward green-horse riders feel when they are forced to stay in the status quo. Why? Because doing so would mean allowing the green potential in the sea to go to waste. That is the reason why the ducks that I saw in Central Park on that grey and cold winter morning of 2005 preferred to float on the icy-cold water rather than sit on dry ground. Green-horse riders will rather go through a wintry hell than adjust to the status quo.
According to wikipedia.org, the mallard gave rise to most domestic ducks, with the exception of the Muscovy duck. Interestingly enough, the Muscovy duck is native to the Latin American region, and was bred by native Indians throughout the Americas even before the arrival of the Europeans (according to wikipedia.org). The Muscovy duck's connection to Latin America and to the "maize people" of the Americas is no spiritual coincidence. As we have said before, Latin America is probably the most "evangelised" region on Earth. It has been blessed in a mighty way, both materially (in terms of its natural resources) and culturally (in terms of the diverse cultures that have been imported into it), as well as spiritually. Yet, Latin America has shown a proclivity, once and again, for abusing the grace it is given. Despite all the labour of love that Americans (especially missionaries) have performed there, Latin Americans continue to see Americans as "arrogant gringos" who are rich solely because of how they have "exploited" Latin America through their "imposing imperialism". Despite the fact that the evangelical faith has disseminated throughout Latin America because of the work and prayers of faithful Americans, evangelicals in Latin America now see America as the giant "Sodom and Gomorrah", and they see themselves as God's beacon of hope and righteousness in the world! Instead of praying and warring for those who saved them from catholic bondage, they now look down their noses at America, reviling her "sin" and "depravity" without realising their own Canaanite decay and lack of moral scruples. There are a few Lots dispersed throughout the Latin American Sodom and Gomorrah, and these few deserve to be prayed for and helped so that they may be able to escape from Latin America's clutch. However, Latin America, as a whole, has too much structural damage and is like a building beyond repair that must be demolished. With the current exception of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, Latin America is destined to become a perennial marshland. As the rest of the world experiences an awakening and an awe-inspiring "influx of Jehovah Shamah", Latin America (along with a few other regions) will seem to those who visit her like a dead and stagnant place where something "dead wrong" happened; this will serve as testimony to all that God has abhorred Latin America and its culture. It is no coincidence, therefore, that the Muscovy duck is a non-migratory bird that often inhabits forested swamps. It is a figure of a Korah region that was unwilling to migrate into the fullness of God's calling because it was too comfortable in her ethical and cultural decay.
As we have said before, the contamination of the Korah spirit from Latin America was instrumental in postponing God's green visitation of America. As America was called to welcome God's green-horse mallards, it chose to welcome Latin America's Muscovy ducks instead. America chose to harbour the Korah duck rather than the green-horse duck because the green-horse duck came with "obliteration" on his mind, obliteration of all that exalts the soul over the Spirit. Unlike the Muscovy duck, mallards are strongly migratory. Therefore, they are a figure of the green-horse riders who come to propel the Church and the world across the threshold of the needle's eye and into the fullness of God's manifestation.
Shortly after I wrote the paragraphs above, I suffered a nasty personal attack by arrogant and violent Latin Americans. This attack was from people whom I don't know and who most definitely do not know me in the natural; the cursed Latin American spirit in them, however, does know who I am. It is interesting to me how, every time I write against the Latin American spirit and against the "maize people", I seem to guarantee myself trouble and taunts from them. Mind you, these attacks happen before I ever post any of these judgement words against Latin America, and they come from strangers who have no idea who I am or what I write. I get very similar attacks whenever I pronounce judgement word against Jezebel. Therefore, just to show you how intimidated I am by your attacks, oh "Jezzy" and friends, let me share the following with you:
"Cursed are you, Jezebel. I curse you, repugnant whore, and I curse your repugnant sons. Latin America, you are cursed, and no attack or reprisal against me shall change that, for God abhors you, and you cannot force a change in the truth against you through sheer will power. You cannot fashion your own virtual world independently of the truth.God have mercy on the rescueable amongst you; may He set them free from your grip. And may He manifest His Glory in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, for they are no longer part of "Latin America", at least in God's eyes. Cursed are you, Latin America. Cursed are you, Jezebel the whore and all your bastard children! Attack me again, and my judgement against you shall intensify, for you shall not shut the voice of God."
The Lord had me write the words above on a notebook on August 14, 2007 whilst sitting at a restaurant drinking some coffee. The words against Latin America in the section "Muscovy malaise" were written on August 12, 2007, whilst sitting at that same restaurant. Every weekday, I go to that restaurant for a cup of coffee and some pastry (generally an "apple strudel"). Whenever I am served the pastry, I am given a knife and a fork. One day, I looked at the knife after it was placed on my table and saw the word "Inca" engraved on it (apparently, that is the knife's brand). I felt as if the Lord had caused the waiter to place the knife on the table in a position so as to draw my attention to the word engraved on it. I then heard the Lord say, "Put it away, for they are asking you to acquiesce to the spirit behind the knife", and I was immediately reminded of the following passage:
"25Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake: 26For the earth is the Lordís, and the fulness thereof. 27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake. 28But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lordís, and the fulness thereof: 29Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another manís conscience? 30For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? 31Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." (1 Corinthians 10:25-31)
I then put the knife away and ate my apple strudel using the fork only (the word "strudel" means "whirlpool" in German, according to wikipedia.org). Ever since then, I always put the knife away (and it is always an "Inca" knife) whenever I order a pastry at that restaurant, and I do so as a prophetic act of repudiation against everything the (Latin American) Indian culture stands for. As you may know, the "Incas" are the native Indian people of Peru, and they were the dominant empire in South America prior to the Europeans' arrival there. Therefore, it was no surprise to me to read that there was a powerful earthquake in Peru yesterday, on August 15, 2007, exactly 1 day after the Lord had me write the judgement paragraph above. It was interesting to note that the foxnews.com story on this earthquake was titled "At Least 17 Dead as Strong Quake Rocks Peru" (in its first posting). As we have said before, the number "17" speaks of a "manifested remnant"; therefore, the initial death count of 17 is God's way of certifying to the world that the manifestation of His latter-rain remnant in Latin America is dead and shall never happen, for Latin America was too stubborn to accept His truth and judgements. According to the foxnews.com story, the 17 people died when a church collapsed in the city of Ica, near Lima, Peru; the fact that it happened at a "church" certifies God's judgement against the Latin American Church. The name "Ica" is almost identical to "Inca", the brand of the knife the Lord has prompted me to reject. "Ica" is "Inca" without the "n", and the "n" stands for "Noah". The Latin American Church rejected a "Noah-style regeneration", and, for that, she has been condemned. The city of Ica felt the earth-shaking spirit echo of God's green-horse mallards. Attack God's green-horse remnant again, Jezebel and sons, and you will hear the Spirit's echo again!
When mallards mate with other duck species, they produce offspring that are fully fertile. This is very unusual, since interbreeding between species often leads to infertile offspring. This is the case of the Muscovy duck, for example; when it mates with other species, the offspring are called "mules" and cannot reproduce. This is a figure of how the green horse (the one ironically ridden by Death - Revelation 6:8) comes to spread the green life of God on Earth, a life that transcends all "soul species" because it is spirit life. By contrast, Muscovy Korah is nothing more than a "soul being", unable to transcend the temporal soul barriers that have turned mankind into a patchwork quilt of incompatible cultures rather than a seamless garment of Spirit Oneness.
[The word "living" in "living soul" was translated from the Greek verb zao, which is the verb form of the word for "life", zoe. The word "quickening" in "quickening spirit" was mistranslated from the Greek verb zoopoieo, which literally means "to produce life". In other words, the first Adam (i.e.- "soul man") is a soul that has life but is unable to forge it in others; by contrast, the last Adam (i.e.- " spirit man") is a spirit being that has life and is able to spawn it in others. Because of this, "soul man" can at best live a self-contained life, an "idiotic" life that revolves around "soul self"; a "spirit man", however, can act as an uncontainable radiator of life all around him.]
It is interesting to consider that mallards frequently interbreed with "American Black Ducks", which are amongst their closest relatives, species-wise. The American Black Ducks represent the black horse of the Apocalypse, and the mallards interbreeding with them represent how green-horse riders enable their willing black-horse brethren to make the transition from the black horse to the green horse; they themselves have made this transition, and they help others to make it as well.
"15For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17)
[Those who are "asleep" represent the forerunners in the Church who are walking in the fullness of the green-horse anointing; those who are "alive and remain" are those "who have survived their walk through the black-horse wilderness and who are ready to cross the Jordan and enter into the green-horse phase. The green-horse believers who are "asleep" go first because they pave the way for the "alive and remaining" black-horse believers to follow. That way, the green-horse believer spawns life in others. Whilst you are in the black-horse stage, you are "alive", meaning that you have life within you; when you enter into the green-horse stage, you become "life-giving" because you give life to others (by shedding the life in you). In that sense, therefore, the "Adam bridge" from the "first Adam" into the "last Adam" begins at the edge between the black horse (the 3rd seal) and the green horse (the 4th seal). In essence, the "Adam bridge" is the 4th seal itself. It is the bridge between the first 3 seals and the last 3 seals.]
There is much more to say regarding brother John's dreams, but we will share it in a future prophetic word...