Prophetic word for today
Katrina is hard on Big Easy (Part 2)
First posted: September 18, 2005
Word received: August & September 2005
Received by: Shamah-Elim Bible Studies
This is a continuation of the word on hurricane Katrina posted earlier...
This is the prophetic interpretation of these events:
The Nickelodeon TV channel had a show called "Clueless" that dealt with a group of teenagers who were obsessed with fashions and "relationships". Prolonged exposure to this show was guaranteed to lower anyone's I.Q. by at least 20%! Why? Because of its Canaanite influence.
Of all the evil spirits, the one most directly related to "fashion trends" is the Canaanite spirit. As we have shared before, the Canaanite spirit creates an atmosphere of "peer pressure" that forces people to sacrifice their personal convictions in order to please others. Since the Canaanite spirits operate on the emotions, they create "emotional currents" in the spiritual atmosphere that easily sweep away those who are not rooted in their convictions (Matthew 13:20-21). These "Canaanite currents" are the ones responsible for the "fashion trends" that make people wear the most ridiculous and often indecent clothes. Canaanites drain sane judgments out of people's minds, and they compel people to be dominated by emotional trends that have no truth foundation and that are simply focused on preserving "soul unity". In the shadows, behind the world's fashion trends, stand Amorite wolves that manipulate the "Canaanite currents" in order to control people and profit from them.
On a recent Fox News program, the author of the Christian book entitled "A purpose-driven life" was interviewed regarding Katrina. When asked about the spiritual reasons behind Katrina, this renowned Christian "minister" confidently replied, "Instead of asking 'why', we should ask 'what'". After I heard this reply, the Lord began to repeatedly impress the word "Clueless" in my heart. I then understood that all these ministers are as "clueless" as the characters in the Nickelodeon show. By refusing to ask "Why", these "leaders of the Church" are revealing their disinterest in finding the root causes of problems, which, as we said before, is an anti-apostolic (i.e.-Canaanite) stance. These matriarchal "leaders" sincerely believe the lie that satan fed to Eve:
Paraphrased, satan said the following to Eve: "God lied to you; he told you that you would die because he doesn't want you to be like him". Like Eve, the Church's "leaders" sincerely think that God has a "vested interest" in us not being like Him. Doesn't Scripture say that God created man in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26)? Doesn't Scripture declare that those who overcome shall sit in the throne of Jesus (Revelation 3:21)? Doesn't Scripture say that God will glorify us in Him, even when He shares His Glory with no one (2 Thessalonians 1:12, Isaiah 48:11)? Doesn't Scripture say that those who overcome shall rule the nations with Yeshua (Revelation 2:27-28)? Doesn't Scripture say that the Glory that was given to Jesus has been made available unto us (John 17:22-23)? Doesn't Scripture say that we can call God "Abba, Father" (Romans 8:15-16), and aren't children supposed to grow into the likeness of their father? Doesn't Scripture say that we are joint heirs with Christ and that we will be glorified with Him if we are willing to suffer with Him (Romans 8:17)? Does all of the above sound like God was out to prevent us from being like Him? Doesn't it instead sound as if God's plan and fervent desire all along is for us to be exactly like Him? It brings tears to my eyes to consider such an awesome thought!!! When will these pastoral fools realize that the mystery of the Gospel lies in God being manifested in the flesh of weak men and women (1 Timothy 3:16)? When will these fools realize the awesome nature of our spiritual calling?
"17That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power" (Ephesians 1:17-19)
The reason why God forbad man from eating of the tree was not because He did not want us to be like Him. It was because man had to go through a spiritual process in order to be like Him. If man had stayed obedient to God, the Lord would have eventually imparted man with the knowledge of good and evil. Unfortunately, man tried to get ahead of God. Man tried to bypass the process, like a student who wants a diploma without having to study. It is not a coincidence that the Hebrew word mishpat means both "judgment" and "process". Man has always run away from God's judgments (i.e.- process). Man wants the prize without dying under His judgments. This is what the anti-judgment, Canaanite pastors continue promoting throughout the Church.
Throughout history, the greatest inventions and advances have come from asking "Why?", not from asking "What?". Those who are interested in the underpinnings of truth are the ones who are enlightened and who break new ground for others. Does Ephesians 1:17-19 (quoted above) sound as if God does not want us to be enlightened and to grow in His Spirit of Wisdom? Does it sound as if God considers us a race of inferior beings who will never be able to move in the fullness of His Nature?
"8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead." (Colossians 2:8-12)
Notice that the fullness of the Godhead "fit inside" Christ's body, and His body was just like yours and mine, only without sin (Philippians 2:7). When we truly repent, our sins are remembered no more (Hebrews 8:12), which means that, under a condition of true repentance, our physical bodies are no different in the eyes of the Father than Jesus' body, which means that our physical bodies also have the potential to contain the "fullness of the Godhead"!!! As we abide under His judgments, He carves out enough space within us to eventually contain the fullness of His Nature!!! You, fellow believer, have the potential of growing into the fullness of your Father!!! This is what the Lord Jesus died at Golgotha for! This is why Colossians 2:8-12 quoted above speaks of us being "complete in Him" (v10) and of us being "risen with Him" (v12). Notice how this passage in no way places us at an inferior level to the Lord. This shows how deep and awesome God's love is! You and I, who look so weak and frail in our physical bodies, were designed to contain the fullness of God's Nature, just as it is contained in Yeshua's physical body!!! We are called to be One with God, and we shall be One with Him if we abide under His judgments and allow Him to complete His process in us!
Based on Scripture, therefore, can anyone in his or her right mind still say that we should not ask "Why?" and that we should only ask "What?"? If we adopted this artificial "don't ask why" law set by the author of "A purpose-driven life", we would have to say that Jesus the son of man was not perfect, and we would have to say that God's commandment to "imitate Christ" is a bad idea:
"And 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?" (Matthew 26:46)
According to Webster's dictionary, the word "Why" means "For what cause, reason, or purpose?". Therefore, it is sadly ironic that the author of "A purpose-driven life" would ban other believers from asking "Why?". Isn't God a God of purpose? Is something like Katrina nothing more than a random and purposeless event? Can we be so foolish as to think that there is no purpose or spiritual explanation behind such a massive event, when even the falling of a leaf is within the grasp of God's control? And, can anyone sincerely say that God is not interested in His children understanding the purpose or explanation behind such a massive event, when even the "small" events in our lives are so significant and meaningful? Are we aimless creatures placed on this Earth by a sadistic God who enjoys seeing us get pummeled and pelted from all angles?
God wants us to ask "Why?", not in a bitter and resentful manner, but like humble little children who long to understand a new subject and who cry out for help in frustration. When we humbly go before God and say, "Lord, I cannot understand this; please, I beg of you, please help me to understand this so that I can grow in you!", you can rest assured that God will lovingly pour His wisdom upon your humble heart and yielded mind. It may not happen overnight, but, believe you me, as you groan and agonize in the Spirit, the mysteries shall be revealed unto you, and you will grow into a deeper understanding of God that you did not have before:
"16Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation. 17Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions: 18That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 20Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: 21And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: 22He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. 23I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter." (Daniel 2:16-23)
You exalted pastors, you bumbling fools, does the passage above sound as if God does not reveal the deep and secret things?
"If you humbly admitted your ignorance, you would be forgiven and instructed", says the Lord, "but since you claim to know when you really do not know, I call you 'fools', and I shall cast you away from My presence and unto everlasting shame, for I abhor the hearts of those who refuse to change".
Shortly after Katrina, I watched a well-known Christian singer staunchly declaring (on TBN) that Katrina was the work of satan and not the work of God. I was saddened and angered to hear this woman of God say such an idiotic thing. She is a mighty worshipper and a woman who seems to have a sincere love for God. However, she has allowed herself to be misguided by the Canaanite spirits in the Church, and she should know better! She did not receive Christ last week, so the Lord God is holding her accountable, not only for saying such a stupid thing, but for preaching it to millions of others. By allowing herself to get carried away by her Canaanite sentimentalism, and by not seeking the truth in the Spirit, she shall be judged! I pray that she will repent of her words, for her zeal for God is sincere but deviated from the truth (Romans 10:1-2).
The brunt of this woman's argument was that God does not go around doing "bad" things, as if to say that any catastrophe or inconvenience can only come from satan, who came to "steal, kill, and destroy". This argument sounds very nice on the outside, but it has two tragic flaws:
From all of the above, it is evident that the Church's leadership is spiritually clueless. These clueless "leaders" can be divided into two groups: those who don't care to understand "why", and those who ignore Scripture and who chisel out a false image of God that gives them a simplistic answer to the "why" question. Like the characters in the Nickelodeon show, these "ministerial" fools are allowing themselves to be swept by the Canaanite trends of this world, and they are more interested in pleasing their souls than in knowing the truth. Some are afraid to ask "why" because they are afraid to realize that, by their carnal standards of "fairness", God would be an "unfair" God. Others simply blame it on the devil and continue lighting candles before the false image of God that they have fashioned to their liking.
Shortly after the Katrina disaster, TBN aired a program that featured prophet Kim Clement and 3 pastors. In that program, Kim Clement was asked to share a prophecy he had given on July 22, 2005, in which he spoke an angry word of judgment against New Orleans. The program was hosted by a pastor (whose name I don't know, and don't care to know) who is well known in the USA. A few years ago, I watched this pastor host another TBN program where he badgered a guest believer who stated that Israel had a God-given right to the land of Palestine. This idiotic and arrogant pastor angrily defended the Palestinians, portraying them as "innocent victims" of a vicious and ruthless Israeli regime. Canaanite pastors are moved by sentimentalism, not by righteous judgment, so they are easily fooled into idiotic sympathy and compassion by anyone who disguises himself as a "victim":
"3And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai, 4They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up; 5And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy. 6And they went to Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and to the men of Israel, We be come from a far country: now therefore make ye a league with us." (Joshua 9:3-6)
"14And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD. 15And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them. 16And it came to pass at the end of three days after they had made a league with them, that they heard that they were their neighbours, and that they dwelt among them." (Joshua 9:14-16)
"22And Joshua called for them, and he spake unto them, saying, Wherefore have ye beguiled us, saying, We are very far from you; when ye dwell among us? 23Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God." (Joshua 9:22-23)
After Joshua realized that he and the people had been duped by the Gibeonites, he cursed their freedom! It was too late to take back the covenant they had made with the Gibeonites, but Joshua did not hesitate to pronounce judgment on them for pretending to be "victims". This judgment-centeredness is the fundamental reason why God used Joshua and the people with him in a mighty way! In the very next chapter, God caused the sun to stand still in the sky for a full day at the request of Joshua (Joshua 10:13-14) as he fought the 5 Amorite kings. Despite Joshua's mistake with the Gibeonites, his repentance (manifested through his curse judgment) allowed him to be used of God in a mighty way shortly thereafter. Joshua knew the God of Judgments, and this is why He found favor in the eyes of the God of Israel.
Unlike Joshua, the pastor mentioned above does not truly know God, and it shows by the fact that he is so easily fooled by the Palestinians who are deceitfully playing the "victim card" as they claim a right to a land that was never theirs (and will never be "rightfully" theirs, for that land is of Israel). Palestinians have lied time and again about purported Israeli "atrocities" (as they did with the so-called "Nablus massacre"), and their leaders (such as Arafat, who is currently burning in hell) have been known for their corruption and theft, as they have plundered the millions of dollars that Gibeon-loving countries have given to them. As we have said before, there will never be peace in Palestine until the Palestinians renounce their "right" to any land. The Palestinians will continue in their self-inflicted misery until they repeat the following words said by the Gibeonites to the Israelites right after Joshua cursed them:
"And now, behold, we are in thine hand: as it seemeth good and right unto thee to do unto us, do" (John 9:25)
Instead of getting angry at Joshua's curse, the Gibeonites humbly accepted their judgment and were spared. The only true peace in Palestine will come when the Palestinians resign themselves to being Israeli citizens who are loyal to the Israeli flag.
After Kim Clement read the prophecy he had given regarding New Orleans on July 22 (38 days before Katrina hit), the 3 pastors (including the Palestinian panderer) began speaking gibberish. My spirit was disgusted by their constant and incessant repetition of the word "pastor". Unbeknownst to these 3 fools, the Canaanite spirits in them were taking the opportunity to reinforce the importance of "pastors". The Canaanite spirits do know that the Katrina disaster was a terrible judgment against them, and their mouthpieces inside the Church were doing all they could to reinstate the "importance" of the pastoral matriarchy in the Church. The black horse of the Apocalypse has come against the spirit of dependence on human leadership, and the Canaanite and Amorite spirits inside these pastors were doing all they could to defend this cursed dependence. Cursed are these pastors! God's judgments are upon you, for you claim to speak in God's Name, but you are speaking out of your matriarchal souls! The menstrual stench of your souls has reached the nostrils of God, and God shall strike you down with a mighty blow of His nose! You fools, hurricane Katrina was a blow from the nostrils of God as He repudiated the stench of your matriarchal souls!!!
Kim Clement is a prophet of God. Unfortunately, he has accepted the false belief that "New Testament prophets" (whatever that means) are not supposed to say "bad" or "judgmental" words. However, as we have said before, this popular belief is caused by the matriarchal Church's effort to keep the apostolic and the prophetic apart. In these latter days, the Lord shall raise judging prophets under the 2-witness anointing who will not hesitate to launch spiritual judgment arrows into the atmosphere to unleash deadly punishment against all unrighteousness and iniquity.
In his prophecy, brother Clement spoke of God being angry at the quarreling and gossiping among pastors in New Orleans. This points to the spiritual "waterlilies" in the New Orleans "frog pond". Each frog (i.e.- pastor) has his little waterlily throne, and, when the frog population grows large, they start fighting for the waterlilies that are available. None of the 3 idiotic pastors who were sitting with Kim Clement picked up on this. As they felt a slight attack against the pastoral ministry, they all began to emphasize the importance of "pastors" and none of them even considered the idea that the Church's pastors are currently under God's judgment (Ezekiel 34:1-10, Zechariah 11:1-14).
"Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me" (Zechariah 11:8)
Even though Kim Clement did speak about "gossiping" pastors in his prophecy, he did not mention New Orleans' Canaanite sinfulness. There is a spiritual reason for this. As a prophet, he does have a God-given predisposition towards confronting the "big" people, but the subtle Canaanite influence in him prevents him from ever saying anything bad about the "little" people. However, God is not biased either way. To the Lord, sin is sin, no matter who commits it:
"Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them" (Jeremiah 16:6)
As God gave Kim Clement the prophetic word on July 22, there was something inside Kim Clement's heart that blocked God's judgment word against the residents of New Orleans. As the word came to him, he reluctantly spoke harsh words against New Orleans in general, and his heart only allowed the part about "gossiping pastors" to get through. By doing this, Kim Clement showed the "Gibeonite mercy" that was also in the Palestinian panderer hosting the program. The "little" people of New Orleans were as responsible for what happened as the "bickering pastors".
Even when he spoke against pastors, Kim Clement's words fell short of a full-blown judgment against pastors domineering over God's people. During the TBN program, he sat silently as the 3 pastors began to speak their nonsensical gibberish. Where are the Elijahs and Elishahs that were more interested in working God's righteousness than in being "nice" to carnal men? Where are the Jeremiahs and Ezekiels who cared more about God's burning word than about emotionally-soothing enchantments? "Where are they?", I ask. Where are they?
As I asked the question above, the Lord whispered to me, "They are in the shadows waiting to be manifested". Yes, Lord, I believe it.
Right before Jezebel was about to die by the work of Jehu (and the words of Elijah), she said the following:
"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?" (2 Kings 9:30-31)
The phrase "she painted her face" is a mistranslation of the original Hebrew text, which actually says, "she put antimony on her eyes". This "antimony" was a black paint used as an eye cosmetic (somewhat similar to today's "eyeliners"). As you may know, the color black is a "light absorber". In other words, black objects retain the light that reaches them instead of bouncing it off to other objects. Therefore, when Jezebel made her eyes "darker", she was preventing her eyes from acting as "light reflectors", which goes against the following spiritual principle:
"22The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!" (Matthew 6:22-23)
"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid." (Matthew 5:14)
As we have said before, the "eye" in Scripture is a figure of "judgment making". Therefore, the Lord is declaring that our judgments are to act like light that reveals unrighteousness and iniquity so that people may repent and be transformed:
"19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." (John 3:19-21)
Therefore, when Jezebel "put antimony on her eyes" right before speaking to Jehu, it was a spiritual figure of the Canaanite spirit in the Church that condemns judgment, and, that, by doing so, is preventing the Church from acting like a judgment light to the world that exposes unrighteousness so that people may be truly transformed. As we have said before, truth and judgments are inextricably intertwined in Scripture. This is why verse 21 above speaks of "truth lovers" coming to the light. Those who are seeking God's truth and righteousness are not afraid of the light of judgments. On the contrary, they go after that light. They seek and long for God's judgments, because they know that, without light, our transformation is impossible.
"7The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 8The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 10More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb." (Psalm 19:7-10)
Notice how the psalmist desires God's judgments more than gold (v9, 10). Notice also the reference to God's laws "enlightening the eyes" (v8). Therefore, when Jezebel was darkening her eyes with antimony, she was spiritually declaring her rejection of God's judgments. By "beautifying" her eyes with black antimony, she was making her eyes more "pleasing" to others, which means that she was not interested in making judgments that served as light that exposed unrighteousness and iniquity. Instead, she wanted to make judgments that were pleasing to the natural and carnal man. She was a promoter of people pandering. Today's matriarchal Church is dominated by the Jezebelian anti-judgment doctrine. Cursed be the pastors who hate judgments and who have systematically covered up believers' spirits and prevented them from acting as a light to the world (Isaiah 32:3)!!!
As we have said before, gates are a figure of judgment in Scripture. Therefore, Jehu's entering "in at the gate" (2 Kings 9:31), is a figure of Jehu appearing there to judge Jezebel. As we have said before, anti-judgment Canaanites are ironically vitriolic and judgmental against those who speak judgment word. This is the reason why Jezebel said to Jehu, "Had Zimri peace, who slew his master?". As we have shared before, Jezebel was here accusing Jehu of unrighteous "rebellion" against human authority. In other words, she was saying to Jehu, "You are not an accepted authority figure; you are nothing more than a soldier in the army; who gave you the right to judge me or to judge your master the king, whom you have recently killed?". Canaanite pastors do not understand the spirit's inherent authority to judge. As believers, we have been endowed with a spirit nature that has the ability and the responsibility to shine forth as a judgment-emanating light. It is the matriarchal soul which constantly works to hide the spirit's light of truth because, once our spirits are allowed to shine, the soul has no option but to step down and submit itself to the light (or perish). That day, when Jehu appeared at the gate, he was walking in the invisible authority of God's prophetic words, spoken to him by a nameless prophet in the darkness of anonymity (2 Kings 9:1-4). Jezebel abhors the invisible authority of the spirit, so she is quick to condemn those who dare to judge without the backing of the visible matriarchal structures. Cursed is Jezebel, and cursed are her multitude of pastors!!!
In a recent Fox News program called "Your world", host Neil Cavuto interviewed a well-known "minister" from the Dallas area to ask him about the Katrina disaster. I have heard this man preach, and, on many occasions, he sounds like a "remnant" preacher, like a man who understands the true prophetic spirit. On other occasions, however, he sounds like any other matriarchal pastor, and, as the years have passed, he has begun to sound more and more pastoral and less prophetic. In the spirit realm, he is like a dying star whose light shines weaker and weaker with each passing day, even though his ministry in the natural realm is more popular than ever. This spiritual degradation has been spurred by the cult of personality that satan has developed around this man. The "ministers" and "regular folk" who are "under" him show an over-exuberant reverence and adulation towards this man; they behave like nervous little teenage girls standing before a rock star. It is as if the man were of a kingly lineage while all the rest felt like "plebeians" or "middle-caliber nobility", at best. On one occasion, I saw a prophetess of God kneeling before him on TV, as if he were a king, and the sad thing is that this man did not lift the sister up. Instead, he silently accepted her reverence and allowed her to continue preaching a human message of submission to men where she told the audience that they would not be blessed of God if they had attended that conference without "their pastor's explicit permission"! How lame!!! And I mean that in the spiritual sense of the word!!!
When Peter saw the lame man lying on the floor underneath him, he took him by the right hand and lifted him up so that he could walk on his own and not depend on men (Acts 3:1-11). Today's pastors, however, do not do the same. If they see someone reverently bowing before them, they leave them on the floor, because it is better for them if people are bound and dependent upon them. Cursed be these men!!! When Paul and Barnabas began receiving adulation from men, they did not stand idly and simply utter, "If you say so". Instead, they lunged themselves among the multitude to say, "We are just like you; do not worship us, for the grace in which we operate is also available to anyone who is willing to believe":
"8And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked: 9The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, 10Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked. 11And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. 12And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker. 13Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people. 14Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, 15And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: 16Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways. 17Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness. 18And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them." (Acts 14:8-18)
[Notice that Paul and Barnabas were in the business of enabling the impotent (v8-10), not of disabling people and subjecting them under their feet]
As the "minister" from Dallas has accepted the adulation of his entourage, he has lost his prophetic edge and turned Canaanite-pastoral. As a Canaanite pastor, he instantly becomes an enemy of righteous judgments and a motherly rationalizer of sin based on emotional attachments. Therefore, when Neil Cavuto asked him about the New Orleans looters who were stealing TV sets, expensive sneakers, and electronic equipment, he began to rationalize that behavior by saying, "In desperate circumstances, desperate people do desperate things". The Lord's indignation rose up within me as I heard these words. As this man continued speaking, he never condemned the sin of these looters, and he portrayed them as "poor victims of society".
A short time after that, I was watching another Fox News program where they were interviewing a reporter who was in the Louisiana area and who had witnessed some of the lootings. When asked about the looting of TV sets and expensive sneakers, this reporter said, "I have seen desperation. I have covered other disasters, and I have seen people pull together in the midst of their desperation to help each other out, and, believe you me, the looting here is NOT desperation." To be honest with you, this reporter's answer surprised me. I did not expect him to give such a wise and insightful answer. It is sad how the "secular-news reporter" exhibited more wisdom and judgment from the Lord than the "renowned minister" from Dallas! This "renowned minister" may have toured the shelters with president Bush, but the lonely Fox News reporter standing in the middle of nowhere (at night) had more enlightenment and insight into what was going on in New Orleans!
Just like the "minister" from Dallas, I have seen idiotic after idiotic "ordained minister" appearing on TV justifying the immoral actions in New Orleans. Through Katrina, the Lord has revealed the Jezebelian nature of the Church's "leaders". Instead of exhibiting "enlightened eyes" that light the world with God's judgments, they are painting their eyes black with antimony. They are black-eyed pastors, black-eyed panderers, black-eyed prostitutes who are willing to sleep with the world to be loved by it. Through Katrina, the "black-eyed p's" have been exposed for all to see.
Despite the great disaster that God unleashed through Katrina, most people refuse to understand the message behind God's judgment. Since the black-eyed p's refuse to act as light to the world (because they are in bed with it), the unrighteous are freely speaking of continuing with their unrighteousness when things "get back to normal", and those who are half-committed to righteousness are speaking of helping them. Less than 5 days after Katrina hit, a Fox News reporter spoke of people in New Orleans who were "already thinking about next year's Mardi Gras"! To these idiots, Mardi Gras next year would serve as a symbol of "New Orleans' resurgence"! Some days after the disaster, the New Orleans mayor was questioned at a news conference about his decision to reward some of the "first-responders" with all-expenses-paid trips to Las Vegas that included tickets to various "shows" there. With a subtle but victorious grin in his face, the Big Easy mayor glibly replied, "New Orleans is a party town, and Las Vegas is a party town, and that is that!", as if to say, "New Orleans will continue to promote the 'carousing' spirit, no matter what God throws our way!".
Shortly after Katrina hit, president Bush referred to New Orleans as "the great city of New Orleans", a phrase which he constantly repeats in his Katrina-related speeches; this means that president Bush, as a born-again Christian, remains indifferent to New Orleans' blatant reputation for unrighteousness. In other words, neither the Mardi Gras sinners, nor the corrupt, inept, and defiant mayor, nor the well-meaning but misguided people in America have understood what God was trying to say. As a 5-year-old sister in Christ said a few months ago, "Nobody is listening to what He is saying. He listens to us but we are not listening to Him". God has spoken through Katrina, and no one wants to listen!!! The 5-year-old sister is wiser than all the idiotic pastors on TV. She is hearing things that even the president of the USA is unable to hear.
When will the Canaanite madness end? How much longer will the unrighteous continue to plan their unrighteousness as if God were not the Judge of all (Hebrews 12:23), and when will the so-called "righteous" stop helping them? If all these bumbling fools will not learn after one beating, another beating shall be necessary, for God shall not be mocked!!! His judgments shall be done, and His spiritual kingdom shall be established through those who know Him and seek after Him. God's wrath is revealed from heaven against those who promote and condone unrighteousness, for His truth shall be covered no more!!! The lonely "treaders" are already treading the winepress of God's wrath in Him (Isaiah 63:3-6, Malachi 4:1-3)!
On September 9, 2005, scientists reported one of the largest "solar flares" ever recorded in history. This solar flare was so large that scientists feared that it might disrupt radio communications during the Katrina relief efforts. As we have shared before, the Lord is darkening the Girgashite Sun and forcing people to turn to a New Sun, the Sun of Righteousness, the Sun from which True Life emanates. Therefore, this solar flare was a prophetic act of God. He is declaring that the Sun of Righteousness is releasing judgment flares into the atmosphere that are coming against Canaanite communication (i.e.- communion) on Earth. While most in the Church and the world refuse to "get it", God's work is already underway in the spirit realm, and that work is being manifested with power through those of you who are longing for His kingdom and His righteousness.
"10When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. 11Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: 12That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ." (2 Thessalonians 1:10-12)
According to Romans 1:17-18, as we grow in our faith, the righteousness of God is increasingly revealed in us and around us. In other words, as the "work of faith" (v11) is done in us, the Sun of Righteousness increases in intensity, and the wrath of God is increasingly revealed against the systematic promoters and condoners of unrighteousness.
"15Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all." (Ephesians 1:15-23)
[The word "power" at the beginning of verse 19 was translated from the Greek word dynamis. The word "power" at the end of verse 19 was mistranslated from the Greek word kratos, which literally means "dominion"; the word kratos has the connotation of a strong will exercising dominion in the atmosphere.
Notice how the Lord once again speaks of "eyes" being "enlightened" (v18).]
According to verse 19, as we grow in faith (i.e.- as we grow in our "believing"), the exceeding greatness of His dynamis power is released, and, as that happens, the dominion of God is established in the heavenlies. The "work of faith" in us causes the Sun of Righteousness to flare in the heavenlies. The work of faith in us fills the Earth with God's power and dominion. Just like Joshua, we have the authority to cause the sun of judgments to stand still in the sky until the Earth is cleansed and all righteousness is fulfilled on Earth (Joshua 10:13-14).
There is much more to say regarding Katrina, but we will share it in the next prophetic word...