Prophetic word for today
First posted: July 8, 2005
Last updated: July 10, 2005
Word received: July 6-8, 2005
Received by: Shamah-Elim Bible Studies
Two days ago (July 6, 2005), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted on the site for the 2012 Summer Olympic games. The candidate cities were New York, Madrid, London, Paris, and Moscow. Successive voting rounds were held where the lowest vote-getter was eliminated in each round. Moscow was eliminated first, followed by New York and Madrid. In the last round, London edged out Paris by a 54 to 50 vote.
Republican New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Democratic U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton attended the Singapore voting event. Despite their last-minute efforts, New York was unable to win the vote. Because of the IOC's tendency to abide by the "rotating continent" policy, New York had great possibilities, due to the fact that the last Olympics had already been held in Europe (Greece 2004), and New York was the only non-European city of the 5 finalists. However, a bitter political fight in New York City and State prevented the approval of a new stadium in the West Side of Manhattan. This stadium, which would have served as the new home for the NFL's New York Jets, was the centerpiece of the initial plan presented by New York to the IOC. After weeks of stalling and postponements, the group of people in New York State (led by Democrat Sheldon Silver) who were supposed to vote on the approval of state funds for the West Side stadium, eventually voted it down, and mayor Bloomberg was forced to negotiate a last-minute deal with the New York Mets baseball team to build a new stadium in Queens, New York. This second stadium did not face the political opposition that the West Side stadium had faced, and it was presented to the IOC as a viable alternative to the West Side stadium. While fighting for the West Side stadium, mayor Bloomberg strongly rejected the idea of building a stadium in Queens. Therefore, the last-minute Queens alternative looked more like a "second-best" option, and not like the effort of a city that truly wanted the Olympics.
When the IOC announced that London had won, a large crowd in Trafalgar Square in London burst into exuberant joy and celebration. The London delegation in Singapore also burst into leaps of joy at the news.
The London bid before the IOC was led by Sebastian Coe, an Olympic gold-medal winner at the 1980 Olympic games. Many credit his charisma and passion as the key reasons why London won the vote. London's bid emphasized Britain's love for Olympic sport, and it emphasized the long-term legacy that the games would leave in London, since London plans a massive renewal of a neglected area of East London where the games will be hosted.
This is the prophetic interpretation:
Three days ago (July 5, 2005), as I was sitting in front of the computer, I wondered about the possible outcome of the Olympic vote, and I asked the Lord, "Will New York get the 2012 Olympics?", and I had a brief vision of the word "No" that appeared on the computer screen in the middle of a page full of words over a white background. From that moment on, I began to understand that London would be the one designated by God to host the Olympic games.
The Lord made sure that the first bit of information I received two mornings ago (July 6, 2005) would be about London's win. Even though the Lord had already warned me the day before, my heart was immediately burdened by the news. A few months ago, the Lord impressed the following upon my heart:
My desire is to have the 2012 Olympics in New York. My desire is to bring the nations of the Earth to New York in the midst of My great revival in that city. I want to bring them to New York so that they will take an impartation of the anointing back to their own countries. I want the eyes of the world to be on New York so that they will behold the work I am doing there. That is My plan. That is My intention, but man is once again hindering My work. The opposition you see is spiritual in nature. They are fighting against Me, because they hate Me and they don't want to see My righteousness manifested on Earth.
As you may recall, we recently posted a prophetic word where we share that the spiritual revival in the U.S. was delayed for 2 years on May 11, 2005. God decreed this delay because of the spiritual negligence that the Church in America is still reluctant to shake off. This spiritual negligence allowed a "spirit of delay" to infiltrate America's spirit realm, which, among other things, affected the West Side Stadium process. This spirit of delay is bent on playing "stall games" in an effort to prevent the unavoidable work of the Lord in these latter days.
New York City is in the midst of a mayoral campaign. Because of his solid work, Michael Bloomberg has been the strong favorite to win reelection, and none of his Democratic competitors has been able to muster much momentum against him. Since they needed an issue to embarrass Michael Bloomberg with, his Democratic competitors began attacking his plan for the West Side stadium. Despite the strong private funding and the economic revitalization that the stadium was sure to bring, Michael's competitors began to raise excuses against the stadium. One of the excuses was that the money for the stadium should be better used to give teachers a pay raise. This excuse uses a logic that is similar to the one used by Judas in the passage below:
"1Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. 2There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. 3Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. 4Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, 5Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. 7Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. 8For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always." (John 12:1-8)
The word "pence" in verse 5 was translated from the Greek word denarion, which was a Roman silver coin that was equivalent to 1 day's wages for a field laborer (Matthew 20:2-13). Therefore, the price of the ointment that Mary poured over Jesus' feet was enough to pay a person wages for 300 days of work, and she used it all up in one swift moment to anoint Jesus' feet! Why didn't Jesus reprimand Mary for such an action? Because there was a spiritual purpose behind it. By anointing Jesus' feet, Mary was unleashing things in the spirit realm that would have a much greater impact than a one-time donation of "300 denarii". Poverty exists in this world because of the roots of unrighteousness. While one-time donations deal with the short-term problems, actions against the roots in the spirit realm lead to long-term benefits that manifest themselves in a tangible way in the natural realm. Those who use the "Judas argument" (i.e.- the argument in John 12:5) are Girgashites who are unable to see the long-term benefits of sowing in the Spirit:
"Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass." (Isaiah 32:20)
"Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days." (Ecclesiastes 11:1)
The aroma of Mary's ointment saturated the atmosphere as she anointed Jesus' feet (John 12:3). This is a figure of how prophetic sacrifice can lead to the evangelistic conquest of the surrounding atmosphere. If the Girgashites in New York had been willing to sow into the West Side stadium, New York would not only have received the benefits of job creation and urban revitalization; it would have emanated a spiritual aroma that would have saturated the atmosphere of the Earth and blessed many as they watched and participated in the Olympic games in New York. Notice what the Lord said regarding Mary in a parallel passage:
"12For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. 13Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her." (Matthew 26:12-13)
As we have said before, teachers turn into Girgashites when they stray from the Spirit. Therefore, it is not surprising that teachers were the ones most openly against the use of public funds for the West Side stadium. As we have also said before, the Girgashite spirit leads to selfishness. By thinking about their own interests and not caring about the overall interests of the city, New York's teachers showed their selfish blindness. People who are selfishly blind always end up shooting themselves in the foot because they can never see past themselves.
Many New Yorkers were apprehensive about the games because of the potential "traffic complications" the games would cause due to the influx of tourists and to security issues. This once again speaks of short-sighted selfishness. Unable to sacrifice themselves for a higher cause, many New Yorkers were more concerned about their own personal inconvenience than about the higher purpose behind these games.
Besides Girgashite selfishness, there was another element behind the opposition to New York's Olympic bid. As we said above, New York is in the middle of a mayoral race in which Michael Bloomberg's Democratic competitors have lagged far behind. This propelled them to seek and fabricate an issue where Michael would be weak. They knew that Michael would be all but unbeatable if he was successful in bringing the Olympics to New York, so they decided to find any excuse to place stumbling blocks in front of the Olympic process. They knew that the New York population was still "unconvinced" about the Olympics, and they pounced on the opportunity.
As we have said before, those under the influence of Amorite spirits are opportunistic people who take advantage of any door to step over people and rise to the top. Their end is self-glorification, and any means that helps them to achieve that end automatically becomes justifiable. When combined with the Girgashite spirit, Amorites turn into brutally pragmatic and amoral people who will do just about anything to rise to "glory". They do not mind destroying and injuring others, as long as they are benefited in the process.
One of the Amorites in the Olympic fiasco was New York state Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver. It is not a coincidence, therefore, that the denarion coin mentioned above was a Roman silver coin. Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, took advantage of the political authority he had to postpone the West Side stadium vote for weeks. During one news conference, a reporter asked him if the stadium project had a chance to be revived, to which he proudly replied, "Who said it was ever alive to begin with?". As he said this, he had an arrogant smirk on his face. Some days after that news conference, the stadium was eventually voted down.
Sheldon Silver understood the political damage he could inflict on Republican mayor Michael Bloomberg, and he delayed the voting to give the New York mayor less time to come up with a "Plan B" to save face. God's judgments are upon you, Silver, for you have not opposed man. You have opposed God. You stopped the stadium project because you could, as a way to show others that you are a powerful man, and as a way to further your own political capital within your party.
Another person who derived personal benefit from this whole incident is British Prime Minister Tony Blair. In the Yahoo News posting on London's Olympic victory, for example, the photo of Tony Blair was placed at the top, and, in the news article, he is the first person credited for the victory. The article does go on to speak of Sebastian Coe's successful strategy and efforts. As the leader of London's Olympic campaign, he was the one who effectively showed Britain's deep appreciation for the Olympics, which helped to push London over the top.
Tony Blair has shown a great ability to detect "spotlights" and to "casually" step under them to be noticed and praised. He has done it with issues such as the Iraq war, the aid to Africa, and the environment. Therefore, it is not surprising that Tony Blair took the spotlight away from Sebastian Coe at the last minute and came out as the one who propelled London to victory. It was time for Sebastian Coe to be deservedly praised and thanked for his selfless effort, but Tony Blair took that away from him.
Cursed are you, Amorite manipulators, for no man can defiantly oppose God and win!!!
It is not a coincidence that the name of New York's mayor is "Michael". As we have said before, Michael represents believers with a red-horse anointing who challenge the set ways of the spiritual "Cains" inside the Church. In a spiritual sense, Michael Bloomberg is like a younger brother Abel fighting against the Cain-style political apparatus of the Democratic party in New York state. When Cain sees that Abel is making him "look bad", he always ends up killing him. That is what the Democratic apparatus did with Michael Bloomberg.
The spiritual Michaels have to fight against the spirit of accusation (Revelation 12:7-11), and this is what Michael Bloomberg encountered during the Olympic bid. While his intentions were right and noble, New York Democrats did all they could to make him look like a selfish politician who does not care about the city's problems. It is interesting how those who falsely accuse others are generally guilty of the same accusations they make. Their accusations are not based on impartial truths but rather on false paradigms and structures that they need to defend in order to continue hiding their own sin and iniquity. When the religious leaders of Jesus' days took Jesus before Pilate and accused Him of wanting to be "king" (Luke 23:1-2), they were trying to kill the man whose words were revealing that they were the ones trying to domineer and be kings over God's people, thereby denying the Kingship of God:
"For he knew that for envy they had delivered him" (Matthew 27:18)
[The word "hell" in verse 15 was translated from the Greek word gehenna, which, as we have said before, does not refer to literal "hell", but rather to a valley south of Jerusalem where garbage was dumped and burned. Since garbage speaks of things that have lost their usefulness, Gehenna speaks of people who have lost their prophetic calling and purpose in life.]
There was much spiritual garbage underneath the anti-Olympic movement in New York. There was much Girgashite selfishness and Amorite opportunism. Therefore, it is evident that satan was moving in the shadows. To God, the 2012 Olympics was more than a "sporting event". It was a moment of spiritual impartation for the entire globe. Many unknowingly (but willingly) aligned themselves with satan against this impartation, and they succeeded in killing the "Abel project" through Cain-style accusations. However, the consequences of their "murder" are inevitable. God shall judge them and avenge the evil work they have done. They may have injured the human Michael, mayor of New York, but they have not defeated the spiritual Michael, the prince who stands for God's people (Daniel 12:1). God's Kingdom shall prevail, and all accusers of the brethren shall be torn down, for God's Reign is inevitable, and in His Reign shall His sons and daughters be glorified (Matthew 13:43).
When I learned that mayor Bloomberg had been able to negotiate a deal with the baseball Mets for a new stadium in the borough of Queens, my heart was dismayed. I understood in my heart that God wanted a stadium in Manhattan, not in Queens. The word "Queens" denotes the rule of the "pastoral matriarchy". This is the spiritual reason why the same politicians who opposed the West Side stadium became so deafeningly silent about the Queens stadium. Had the Olympics been hosted in a Queens stadium, it would have been a spiritual victory for the enemy because it would have stood as a symbol that God's spiritual revival can come about without the dismantling of the pastoral matriarchy.
God wanted the stadium in "Man-hattan" as a prophetic figure that His revival will only come if the "male" ministries are manifested in the Church. Without the rise of the male ministries, God will not bring revival to the Church because God does not deal with spiritual whores. Before His Glory can come, the Great Harlot must be destroyed (Revelation 17:1-18:24), and only those who rejoice in her downfall shall partake of God's Glory in the latter days (Revelation 19:1-10).
Paris' loss in the vote two days ago (July 6, 2005) vote was a slap in the face from God on French president Jacques Chirac. As we have said before, God's judgments are upon this man, for he (like the Amorite-Girgashite that he is) used the Iraq war as an opportunity to rise to "world prominence". By opposing the "Almighty U.S.", he thought that he would become the "leader of the free world", the champion of those who oppose American "imperialism and tyranny". However, through the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal and other political failures, God has proven Chirac to be nothing more than a petty and arrogant politician.
Shortly before the G8 meeting in Gleneagles, Chirac was quoted as saying that, next to Finland, Britain had the worst cuisine in the continent. He even was arrogant enough to say, "Who can trust people with cuisine like that?" As we said above, Girgashites are so short-sighted that they always end up shooting themselves in the foot. When a person's life revolves around him or herself, he or she becomes oblivious to the concerns of others. This is why such a "seasoned" politician can be so stupid as to publicly say something as petty and arrogant about the people he is about to visit a few days later.
As you may know, U.S. President George W. Bush was in Scotland during these days to attend the G8 summit in Gleneagles. Two days ago (July 6, 2005), he went out for a bike ride, but the pavement he was riding on was wet, which led to him falling and sliding into a British policeman's ankles. The president suffered minor cuts and bruises. The British policeman suffered a mild ankle sprain, and was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons only. Some might attribute this to "poor riding skills" on Mr. Bush's part, but there is a deeper reason that led to this "downfall", and this reason can be understood as we meditate on the prospective locations the 2012 Olympics was supposed to impact in both London and New York.
Had the Amorite politicians and Girgashite citizens of New York not gotten in the way, the 2012 Olympics would have led to the construction of a West Side stadium that would have revitalized the west side of Manhattan. London's bid, on the other hand, was founded on the idea of revitalizing the east side of London.
As we have said before, God writes from "right to left", meaning that He always works to lay the "east-side" (or "right-side") foundation of truth, death, and judgments before He proceeds to build the "west-side" (or "left-side") edifice of grace, life, and liberty. Therefore, if God wanted the "west" side of Manhattan to be revitalized, we can conclude that He already believed that the "east" side foundation had been laid in New York. For several years, New York has been undergoing a death and judgment process that includes what happened on September 11, 2001. This process was intended to last until the end of 2011 (I am speaking in the Spirit here), and everything would have been prepared for the massive spiritual impartation of 2012 through the Olympic games in New York. The "west" in Scripture is associated with a massive expansion of God's fearsome kingdom (Isaiah 59:19). This is the spiritual reason why God intended for the 2012 Olympics to be hosted by a West Side stadium.
As we have said before, the overflow of God's work in America was designed to "skip across" the Atlantic Ocean and hit the United Kingdom first before it spread throughout the rest of the globe. God's original intention was to have America pay an "east-side" price that would save the U.K. (and the rest of Europe) from having to fully pay it themselves. When Jesus died on the cross at Golgotha, He paid an "east-side" price that saved us from having to die the same type of physical death ourselves. We all have an "east-side" price to pay, but we can receive an impartation of "east-side" foundation from others who have suffered without the need for us going through that same suffering again. This is the spiritual message behind the parable in Matthew 20:1-16, where laborers who began to work at the 11th hour were paid the same as the laborers who worked the entire day. In a sense, the 11th-hour laborers received an immediate impartation from those who had already been working before them. This may sound "unfair" to the Girgashite complainers, but those who have a "begetting spirit" do not see it as unfair, in the same way that a good father would never complain about having to work all day so that his children's temporary needs may be taken care for, even when the children are not out there working like them. Sons and daughters are supposed to receive direct impartations from their fathers, and such impartations are possible because of the fathers' loving sacrifice. Just as Yeshua did it for us, we are to do the same for others if we want to share in Yeshua's "begetting spirit".
New York was supposed to act as a "spiritual father" to London. London was supposed to benefit directly from New York's "east-side" suffering. Unfortunately, certain elements in New York became "Girgashitely selfish", which forced London to pay an "east-side" price of its own. This is why London must now rebuild a dilapidated section of east London in order to host the 2012 games. Instead of benefiting fully from New York's east side suffering, they are now forced to endure east side suffering of their own. This is exactly why London suffered the major terrorist attacks yesterday (July 7, 2005), exactly the day after London had won the 2012 Olympic bid.
New York had already gone through the harrowing experience of a major terrorist attack from Al-Qaeda (cursed be they!!!). London did not need to go through it, but New York's selfishness made it necessary for London to repay a price that had already been paid by New York. Precisely one day after London had been ecstatic and jubilant over its Olympic victory, it was forced to mourn the terrorist attacks of yesterday (July 7, 2005). This is not a coincidence. God allowed this as an immediate prophetic confirmation of the spiritual linkage between London's hosting of the 2012 games and the carnage and suffering of yesterday.
Yesterday's 4 terrorist attacks "coincidentally" began on the east side of London in the underground subway system, between the Liverpool Street and Aldgate stations, and they moved from east to west across London's "tube" (subway tunnels), ending with a bus bomb in the middle. There is a prophetic reason for this. As we said above, the Lord lays the underground foundation on the "east side" in order to edify on the "west side". Even though Londoners may not be consciously aware of it, their suffering yesterday was laying an underground foundation for what God plans to do through them in London 2012.
Fellow believer, here is a table listing the times of each attack and the spiritual message behind each time:
*The 4 attacks happened over a 56-minute span, which reaffirms the connection between the July 7 attacks and Isaiah chapter 56. As was seen above, Isaiah chapter 56 is most directly related to the King Cross attack, the attack with the most casualties.
The times above were the official times
that were continually reported by the BBC for almost 2 full days (July 7 and 8). On July 9, the day after this word was posted, the British police revised the official times of the bombings, indicating that the first 3 bombs went off almost simultaneously, around 8:50, i.e.- around the time originally reported for the 1st bombing; the time of the 4th attack was not changed. The main evidence to support the time revision was the times of power outages caused by the explosions inside the tube (subway) system; these times were computer-recorded. There is also a mobile phone video recorded by a train passenger in the Edgware attack, immediately after the blast. The passenger recording the video placed his watch in front of the phone camera, and the watch apparently showed a time around 8:50. Where, then, did the official times above come from? Apparently, these were the times at which British officials became aware of each bombing. Why else would precise times such as 8:56 and 9:17 be given? The Lord allowed the times shown above to circulate for two full days because these were the spiritual times associated with each attack.
When President Bush fell off his bike, he inadvertently injured a British policeman in the ankle. This is what New Yorkers did to London. By being indifferent to the 2012 games, they inadvertently exposed London to unnecessary pain and suffering. New York had already gone through the pain of 9/11, so it was not necessary for London to go through the pain of 7/7. The two wheels on Bush's bike represent the Two Towers. The fall of the bike represents the fall of the Two Towers. The fall of the British policeman when the bike struck his ankles represents the undercutting New York exposed London to. According to Webster's Dictionary, a definition for the word "undercut" is "to work for lower wages than", which means, "working longer to earn the same wages". New York had already worked for 11 hours; London was supposed to work 1 hour. When New York backed out spiritually, they forced London to work (i.e.- "suffer") longer than they were supposed to. In that sense, New York undercut London.
Today (July 8, 2005), pavements were wet in New York City because of persistent rain. This is a prophetic figure of the wet pavement that led to president Bush's bike fall.
In a poll done before the July 6 IOC vote, it was determined that 79% of Londoners were enthusiastic about hosting the 2012 Olympics; the percentage was 68% for Parisians and 59% for New Yorkers. Therefore, it is evident that Londoners were the ones must enthused about the prospect of hosting foreigners on their soil and serving them during the 2012 games. The London delegation made it very clear to the IOC that London would be blessed by the opportunity to host the games. London's East side would be revitalized and Londoners' passion for sports would be revived. The delegations from the other countries focused on the benefits the IOC would have if their cities hosted games, and, without knowing it, they turned their message into, "You will be lucky if you get us", instead of the other way around.
Even though Parisians were very enthusiastic about hosting the games, their enthusiasm was largely born out of French pride and a feeling that they deserved to host the games (after all, "nous sommes la crème de la crème; nous sommes les Français"). Since God always separates Himself from the proud (Psalm 138:6), it was impossible for God's purposes to be worked through the 2012 Olympic games if they were held in Paris. France may have had the greatest facilities, but she is still spiritually unprepared for what God wanted to do in 2012, so she was forced to wait another day under the Girgashite sun. It was a dreary and rainy day in Paris on the day of the IOC voting (July 6, 2005). This is a prophetic figure of how God is working to obscure the Girgashite sun in Europe and of how He will bring sorrow and distress over those who stubbornly try to abide by it. For those who are tired of the Girgashite sun, however, there will be refreshing rains instead of sorrow, and there will be prophetic freshness and life (Acts 3:19) instead of Girgashite dryness and staleness.
Even though Madrid was enthusiastic about hosting the games, Madrid had already failed her spiritual test long before, on March 11, 2004, when the Spaniards cowered away from the righteous war in Iraq because of the terrorist attacks that day. Instead of strengthening their resolve to proactively fight the unrighteous murderers of 3/11, they yielded to their pressure and pulled out of the liberating coalition in Iraq.
While Madrid had lost before the game had even started, New York lost it in the last minute. New York's citizens were not too enthusiastic about hosting the games. Some worried about possible terrorist attacks. Others worried about traffic jams, while others wanted the Stadium money to be "given to the poor" instead of "wasting" it on the games. This indifference and apprehension towards the games was used by the Amorite politicians as a political tool to undermine mayor Michael Bloomberg. While Trafalgar Square in London was filled with thousands of anxious supporters during the IOC voting, only a few dozen supporters gathered on New York's streets. Under such indifference and apprehension on the part of New Yorkers, New York would have been a "grudging host" at best, and that is why the Lord took the Olympics away from them. After New York was eliminated in the voting, most of the New York votes tilted towards London. Once New York had passed up on its chance to bless the world, the privilege was given to the grateful hosts of London, who saw it as an honor and a blessing to host thousands of strangers in their homeland:
"1Let brotherly love continue. 2Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." (Hebrews 13:1-2)
As we have said before, the "spirit of delay" that America allowed into the spirit realm led to America's revival being delayed for two years on May 11, 2005. As a result, Europe has begun to gain spiritual preeminence in God's plans while America pays the consequences of the delay she allowed. This is the spiritual reason why 4 out of the 5 finalists in the 2012 Olympic bid were European cities.
This spiritual shift towards Europe was perceived by God's enemies, which led to them focusing more on attacking Europe, which up until now had been a spiritually dormant continent. The enemy does not worry about a feared rival when that rival is sleeping. The enemy worries about him when he is beginning to wake up. A previously unknown group, the "Secret group of Al-Qaeda's jihad" has claimed responsibility on its website for yesterday's attacks on London. This branch of Al-Qaeda's terrorist network had not been heard of until now, but they are rising to wreak havoc in Europe as Europe begins to wake up from its spiritual deadness. When you become a threat to satan, you can rest assured that you will draw his cursed attacks against you. Just like any "shepherd", satan is not worried about those who are gladly in his fold; he worries about those who are becoming interested in breaking out, and he attacks them before they can gain full strength and break free. Only those with resolve will be able to withstand the attacks and escape. Those of a weak temperament (like Madrid) will yield under the attacks and submit themselves once again to their evil "shepherd".
"1Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. 2Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; 3Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. 4My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. 5Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. 6And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. 7Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah. 8I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest." (Psalm 55:1-8)
Today (July 8, 2005), the IOC announced that it is dropping 2 sports, baseball ("America's pastime") and (its cousin) softball from the Olympic games, beginning in London 2012. This is God's way of emphasizing how Europe will gain spiritual preeminence for 2 years while America stays in the "penalty box" because of her spiritual negligence.
The last time London had hosted the Olympic games was in 1948. At that time, Europe was still recovering from the catastrophe of World War 2 (1939-1945). "Coincidentally", 1948 was also the year when Britain ceded control of Palestine, which led to the birth of the nation of Israel on May 14, 1948. As a result, a mighty spiritual revival began throughout the world, and people began to speak about the "latter rain revival" prophesied in Hosea 6:1-3. Around that exact time, powerful ministries like the healing ministries of Oral Roberts and Kathryn Kuhlman began to take off, and many perceived that the "end of all things" was at hand. Unfortunately, the Church once again deviated from God's original course, which led to much prophetic potential being wasted away during the tumultuous 1960s.
During my initial years as a born-again Christian, I was exposed to a very traditionalistic doctrine. However, as I grew in the Lord and was forced to search for Him on my own, He began to impact the words "latter rain" upon my heart, over and over again. In childlike faith, I received these words and allowed them to burn into my heart, and I know in my knower that I (along with many, many, many of you) were brought into this world at this time to give birth to this "latter rain" revival. I have been amazed and stunned, however, at the bitter opposition that many "believers" have against the words "latter-rain revival". With the passing of time, I have come to understand that the root of this opposition goes beyond "mind" differences and reaches very deep into the heart. A prophetic remnant has been born in the midst of a faithless generation that is staunchly skeptical of what God can do through the weak son of man:
"1And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: 3And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. 4And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 5Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. 6And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. 7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:1-8)
[Notice that Jesus does not criticize the widow for asking for "revenge". Why? Because she was doing it out of God's zeal for righteousness, not out of a fleshly thirst for personal vendettas.]
The prophetic remnant is like the weak widow in the passage above. Those of you who have chosen to belong to the remnant are crying out for God's justice and His revenge against unrighteousness on Earth. Notice that the widow is not crying out to God for a brand new car or a bigger house. She is crying for justice, which means that she is crying for the manifestation of "God, the judge of all things". She is longing for God's judgments to fill the Earth, because she knows that, as God's judgments are manifested, His purposes will be fulfilled, and His Glory will be seen:
"4Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore. 5Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; 6O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen. 7He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth." (Psalm 105:4-7)
[Notice the reference to His "chosen" in verse 6, which correlates with the reference to His "elect" in Luke 18:7 above. God's "chosen" are those who choose to abide in the faith of Abraham (v6). His chosen are those who are willing to believe great things of God on Earth, just as Abraham did. His chosen are those who are willing to wander like pilgrims in the desert in order to see God's purposes fulfilled in others, just as Abraham did. We are the "seed of Abraham" (v6) when we choose to abide in Abraham's faith. When we do so, God's grace descends upon us, and we become His "chosen ones".]
Luke 18:1-8 ends with the question, "When the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?". Notice that Jesus did not say, "When the Son of God comes". Why? Because He was referring to the manifestation of Yeshua through weak vessels like the widow, i.e.- through weak vessels like you and me. Just as God's manifestation through Yeshua was faced with skepticism from the religious establishment of Jesus' days, so will His manifestation through weak believers be faced with skepticism from the religious structures of today. To many hardened believers, the awesome manifestation of the resurrected Yeshua through weak vessels sounds like a pipe dream, yet the Lord very clearly declared that we were called to do greater things than what He did during His ministry on Earth:
"12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it." (John 14:12-14)
Each one of you who is reading these words can have verse 12 apply to your life, if you are willing to believe. This is why Yeshua asks, "Shall he find faith on the Earth?" (Luke 18:8).
In 2012, 64 (=8 times 8) years after London 1948, London will once again host the Olympic games. Just as 1948 served as the birth year of the natural nation of Israel, 2012 will serve as the birth year of the spiritual nation of Israel. No wonder satan got mad when London was given the games!!! This is why the attacks of yesterday (July 7, 2005) happened.
The number 64 equals 8 times 8. Since the number "8" speaks of "spiritual regeneration", the number 64 speaks of "multiplied spiritual regeneration". This is the spirit that will rest upon the London 2012 games.
At the end of July 7, 2005, the total number of reported casualties was 37. This number points to Ezekiel chapter 37, which speaks of the revival of the dry bones of Israel and to the raising up of a mighty army of warriors (Ezekiel 37:1-14). Just as it happened in a literal sense in 1948, it will happen in a spiritual sense in 2012.
July 7, 2005 is day number #188 of year 2005. Again, we see the appearance of "double 8", which speaks of "multiplied spiritual regeneration". The number 188 equals 47 times 4. The number "47" represents the manifestation of the River of God, and the number "4" speaks of the 4 faces of the living beings described in Ezekiel 1:10. Therefore, the number 188 speaks of the manifestation of God's River within the Church and the manifestation of believers who exhibit the spiritual qualities of all 4 faces. Because of the pastoral matriarchy, believers throughout the Church only exhibit the face of "man", but, in these latter days, as the "male" ministries are restored, believers will exhibit all 4 spiritual faces. They will roar like lions, fly like eagles, and be strong like oxen.
As a result of their brave sacrifice, Londoners sowed the seeds for an impartation of the 4 spiritual faces in the lives of many people down the road, especially in London 2012. Each of the 4 attacks sowed the spiritual seed for each of the 4 faces:
*The casualty numbers shown here were the official totals at the end of July 7. The numbers did rise later, but these partial numbers were prophetically allowed by the Lord at the end of July 7 to illustrate the spiritual harvest that will be yielded down the road as a result of this tragic loss of life.
Notice that all of the casualty totals reported at the end of July 7 (7/7) were multiples of 7, except for the last attack (associated with the Man face). There is a prophetic reason for this. The London 2012 Olympics will be 7 years from now, so Londoners were sowing seeds that will be fully harvested 7 years from now. Notice also that the casualty total for all 4 attacks (at the end of July 7) was 37. This speaks of how this blood sacrifice will unleash a strong impartation of the 3 male ministries (the Lion, Eagle, and Ox faces) 7 years from now, and how it will lead to an era where the 7 Spirits of God will be fully manifested in the Church.
"Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees" (Ezekiel 47:4)
[The previous verse (v3) speaks of the River of God reaching up to the ankles. As we said above, U.S. president Bush accidentally hit a British police officer in the ankles. July 7's attack against London was a strike against Britain's ankles, but this pain and suffering has set the stage for a River of God that will reach up to the knees during the 2012 Olympic games.
When the River of God reaches the ankles (v3), it brings purifying apostolic judgments that cut out unrighteousness. When it reaches the knees (v4), the River of God brings us to prophetic prayer and communion with Him. When it reaches the loins (v5), the River of God makes us evangelistic begetters of sons and daughters unto God. When it covers and overwhelms the entire body, the River of God makes us mature men and women who can hide our weakness completely inside the strength of the Spirit. When this happens, the Spirit is fully manifested from within us, and we begin to shine like the Sun of Righteousness on Earth.]
"As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel" (Isaiah 47:4)
[This is God's word for the British people. God is your redeemer, the Lord of Hosts is His Name. He will fight against your enemies and defeat them. He will avenge your sorrow, and He will lift you up in strength.]
"I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:8)
[Notice how the number 188 correlates with Luke 18:8, studied above. This is not a coincidence, fellow believer. This is not a coincidence.]
During World War 2 (1939-1945), Great Britain was the only European country not under the influence of the Axis. Had Great Britain fallen, all of Europe would have become a Fascist continent. However, as we have said before, the U.K. has a strong endowment of God's apostolic anointing, which means that they have a great ability to endure under "desert duress". This is the reason why London was able to withstand constant bombings by Nazi planes during the Luftwaffe offensive of 1940. "Coincidentally", this offensive began in July 1940 (just like yesterday's terrorist attacks took place in July 2005), and it lasted through the rest of that year. Yet, the British people remained determined and did not yield to Hitler, which forced Hitler to eventually give up the Luftwaffe offensive at the end of 1940.
In Scripture, the number "40" is associated with "desert experiences". Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days. Moses was in the desert for 40 years (twice!), and Noah endured a flood of 40 days and 40 nights inside the ark. Therefore, it is not coincidental that Britain went through its Luftwaffe desert in the year 1940. By enduring through this ordeal, however, Britain became the stronghold of freedom through which Europe was eventually liberated, with help from America. So will it happen in these latter days. Out of Britain shall flow a revival that will free Europe from the clutches of satan. God has declared it, and so shall it be done, no matter who decides to oppose it!!!
"13Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. 14As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: 15So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider." (Isaiah 52:13-15)
[Though your appearance be marred and disfigured by the enemy (v14), God will raise you up and use you. You shall sprinkle many nations with fire (v15), and you will force kings to stand silently before the Lord, and they will hear and consider things they did not consider before (v15).]
On June 26, 2005, Billy Graham's last crusade in the U.S. ended. This last U.S. crusade was held in New York, and he announced plans for a crusade in London next month, in August 2005. As we have said before, God's plan for the latter-rain revival is for it to begin in New York and to then move up through New England before skipping across the Atlantic Ocean and over into Great Britain. Therefore, it was not coincidental that Billy Graham would consider a "last European crusade" in London right after his "last American crusade" had been held in New York. However, the July 7 attacks in London reveal what God plans to do with Billy Graham and the "old evangelism" in general.
"1These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab. 2(There are eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.)" (Deuteronomy 1:1-2)
The word "Kadeshbarnea" is derived from the words kadesh meaning "holy" and barnea meaning "desert of a fugitive". Therefore, it speaks of how a believer is called to go through a "sanctification desert process" in which the believer is exposed to God's judgments after he or she escapes from the grip of "Egypt" (i.e.- the world). Consider now what the Lord said to Moses in the following passage:
"12And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. 13This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them. 14And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us" (Numbers 20:12-14)
[Notice the reference to "Kadesh" in verse 14]
According to verse 12, the Lord did not allow Moses to enter the Promised Land because he had not sanctified the Lord in the eyes of the children of Israel. As we have shared before, this points all the way back to something that Moses had done much earlier. By not allowing God to perform His purifying judgments against the rebellious Israelites (Exodus 32:9-14), Moses set himself up for what happened in Numbers 20:1-11, which led to him being barred from entering the Promised Land.
In a sense, Moses saw the desert crossing as nothing more than a physical transition into the Promised Land, and he failed to understand that the desert was really a "Kadeshbarnea", i.e.- a desert process where the Israelites would be exposed to God's purifying judgments before they could be allowed to reach the Promised Land. Through this purifying desert, the Israelites would be "sanctified unto the Lord". Because of his human mercy, Moses hindered this process (Exodus 32:9-14), which meant that his heart did not really consider it necessary for the people to be sanctified before they could be joined unto God. By doing so, he failed to sanctify God "in the eyes of the children of Israel" (Numbers 20:12) because he was insinuating that one could be joined unto God (i.e.- enter the "Promised Land") without being sanctified oneself. You don't need to wash your hands to handle dirt, but you do need to wash them if you plan to handle a precious white garment.
Therefore, despite Moses' great works in the Lord, God said the following to him just before the people of Israel went into the Promised Land:
"And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither." (Deuteronomy 34:4)
In the same way, Billy Graham has done great works in the Lord, but, as we have shared in a previous word, there were two basic beliefs that Billy Graham was never willing to surrender. These beliefs prevented him from truly sanctifying God in the eyes of those to whom he preached, and, as a consequence, he will not enter into the Promised Land.
As I meditated on all of this, I asked the Lord, "Will Billy Graham be able to hold his evangelistic crusade in London?". As I sat there, the Lord said to me "No", and He said it with the same clarity with which He had said "No" to me when I asked Him if New York would host the 2012 Olympics. The London attacks happened 11 days after Billy Graham's last crusade as a prophetic sign that God was holding him accountable for not preaching under a "Kadeshbarnea" spirit. Therefore, just as Moses was only able to see the Promised Land, so will Billy Graham only be able to "see" London. He will get close enough to "see" the London crusade, but he will not be able to hold it. Billy Graham has preached his last crusade. God will not allow old-style evangelism to obstruct what He is doing in Europe right now. Time has been shortened, and His word shall be fulfilled.
While July 7 was day #188 of the year 2005, June 26 was day #177. Therefore, the period between June 26, 2005 and July 7, 2005 represents the transition from "7" to "8". As we shared before, Billy Graham rested on his "7th-day laurels" and was unable to enter into the 8th-day fullness of his calling. Therefore, God is saying,
"I would only have allowed you to preach in London if you had been willing to make the transition from the 7th-day into the 8th-day. Since you chose to be pleasant to man instead of being pleasant to Me, you will not enter into the 8th-day, and you will not preach in London. Even though you thought that you would reach more people for Me by being pleasant to men, you forgot that I am Holy. You forgot that I disdain a tainted harvest. Therefore, you shall most definitely not go in. You were more concerned about their salvation from hell than about their sanctification unto Me."
As we said above, June 26 was day #177 of the year 2005. The number 177 equals 59 times 3, which points prophetically to Isaiah 59:3:
"3For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. 4None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity." (Isaiah 59:3-4)
The old-style evangelism promoted by men like Billy Graham inadvertently led to a generation of believers with "defiled hands" (v3) unfit to touch the Lord, and to believers with no interest in justice, judgments, and truth (v4). Why? Because the entire focus was on "saving them from the suffering of hell". The focus was on man and on preventing him from suffering, not on God and on sanctifying a mighty spiritual nation unto Him.
April 10 was day #100 of year 2005. Therefore, June 26 was day #77 after April 10, and July 7 was day #88 after April 10. The number "77" equals 7 times 11, while "88" equals 8 times 11. Notice that both numbers are multiples of 11, which points once again to Kadeshbarnea mentioned above. As I meditated on the possible spiritual meaning of "April 10, 2005", the Lord prompted me to search for this date through our posted articles and words. I then realized that God had prompted us to post the prophetic word entitled "The matriarchy curse" on that very date. In that word, the Lord prompted us to speak about "the fall of the accuser", which correlates with what we said above regarding New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. In that word, the Spirit also prompted us to speak about the curses that are drawn in because of Girgashite and Canaanite influences that we are unwilling to let go of. Billy Graham had two beliefs which he never let go of. He believed in traditionalist doctrine that denied the free prophetic flow of the Holy Spirit, and he believed in being a "pleasant diplomat" in order to partially convert more people to the Anointed One (i.e.- Christ). These two beliefs are reflections of Girgashite and Canaanite influences (respectively) in his life. Therefore, Billy Graham has drawn curses towards his life, which has led to the problematic health complications he and his wife have been experiencing for years, and these very curses will prevent him from crossing the Atlantic Ocean to hold any other crusade. The Lord has spoken, and so shall it be done.