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Prophetic word for today

The London whale (Part 2)

First posted: February 3, 2006

Word received: January 20-23, 2006

Received by: Shamah-Elim Bible Studies

 

This is a continuation of the word on "The London whale" posted earlier...

 

The Tamesis rose revival

According to wikipedia.org, the Thames supports an artificial secondary channel between Maidenhead and Windsor that is known as the "Jubilee River", created for flood relief purposes. This secondary channel is a prophetic figure of how the Lord shall manifest the "Year of Jubilee" in the city by the Thames; yea, the same year of Jubilee that was temporarily annulled by the believers in America who betrayed their remnant calling.

 

According to an AFP report posted on Yahoo! News, the River Thames has had an environmental revival in recent decades. Dolphins, seals and porpoises have all been unexpected visitors to the Thames in recent years, which reveals that the once biologically-dead tidal river is experiencing a revival. Over the last 30 years, the Thames, which was once known for its heavy pollution, has become one of the cleanest metropolitan rivers in the world, with a wide variety of wildlife flourishing once again in its waters and along its banks. During the first half of 2005, the Zoological Society of London recorded the sighting of 103 different types of marine mammals in the Thames, mostly near the estuary. The mammals sighted include 100 seals, 62 porpoises and 18 dolphins.

 

Just as the river Thames has ecologically come to life, so will London and the UK spiritually come to life. A rose will blossom in the desert, because the time has come for His Name to be glorified.

 

"1The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. 2It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God. 3Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. 4Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you." (Isaiah 35:1-4)

 

Under the prophetic anointing given to him by God, the British singer Sting said the following in a 2000 song entitled "Desert rose":

 

[Lyrics adapted from lirama.net]

 

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

{The Lord's intercessors in the UK have dreamt of rain in the midst of their spiritual desert. They have dreamt of gardens in the desert sand. As a confirmation, therefore, the Lord gave them a "red watering can", the type normally used by gardeners to water plants. Just as London was willing to water the London whale, so shall God lovingly water her and turn her into a garden.

 

As we have dreamt of God's revival, we have occasionally opened our eyes to see if the dream has come true, only to see the same Hittite vanity in the Church, and it seems as if all our dreaming is for naught.

 

"1Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. 2And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; 3And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. 4Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God." (Isaiah 49:1-4)

 

While we long for God's revival to be manifested, we become desperate as we see chronos time irrevocably going by, like water running through our hands.}


I dream of fire
Those dreams that tie two hearts that will never die
And near the flames
The shadows play in the shape of the man's desire

{These words speak of eternal life in Oneness with the God of Consuming Fire:

 

"14The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? 15He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; 16He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. 17Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off." (Isaiah 33:14-17)

 

The Lord's true intercessors are believers "born of the Spirit" who are pregnant with the Promise of True Unity with God. They are not interested in "church as usual". They are interested in a Church that has a perennial impartation of God's eternity. They don't run away from God's judgment fire. Instead, they run towards it, because that fire brings out the eternal God-nature of the son of God in us:

 

"23And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 24Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. 25He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. 26Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire." (Daniel 3:23-26)

 

The "flame's shadows" mentioned in the song speak of how the natural realm is a shadow of things in the spirit realm. As we have studied before, the Lord has given man the prerogative of deciding what happens on Earth (Psalm 115:16). This is why God inspired Sting to sing that the "shadows play in the shape of man's desire".}


This desert rose
Whose shadow bears the secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume that would torture you more than this

{The "secret promise" mentioned here is the Promise of Eternal Oneness with God (Hebrews 10:36). It is a "secret" promise because most people are not aware of it, even believers. As we have said before, believers think that "eternal life" refers to "perennial existence", but Scripture reveals that it is much more than that. Eternal life is a promise that must be sought after, like a precious prize. It is not guaranteed when we are born again, just as "success in life" is not guaranteed when we are born into this world (1 Timothy 6:12, 1 Timothy 6:19). Not all who are born again shall enter into eternal life (even if they will not go to hell). Only those who seek after the Promise shall attain it.

 

There is an "interesting" trait that characterizes those who seek after the Promise: just as they long to be united with God themselves, they also long for those around them to be united with God. Those who truly love God will have their eyes opened to the God-potential of the people around them, and they will reach out in the Spirit in a longing desire to unite them unto God as well, because God is love.

 

"7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." (1 John 4:7-8)

 

There is no such thing as self-centeredness in those who are truly after God. Because of this, those who are truly seeking after God expose themselves to great frustration. When we are not self-centered, we are thrown into a situation where we are not under full control. We become vulnerable to the potentially whimsical will of others. Any person who has ever fallen in love understands the vulnerability caused by love. Love is like a "sweet-and-sour" sauce. It is a sweet nectar that draws us to it, and it is also the source of our deepest disappointments and sorrows (to quote a 1970s song from the British group "Nazareth", love hurts!). God's intercessors are aware of this. They understand that the "desert flower" they dream about has a "sweet perfume" that "tortures" like no other.}

 

And now she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing's as it seems

{A pregnant person operates under a logic that is very different from "normal logic". Therefore, a pregnant person may appear "hysterical" or "crazy" to those who do not share in the pregnancy. A person pregnant with a vision sees things that others do not see. To a pregnant person, "nothing is as it seems".

 

When Yeshua was a baby, He was taken to the Temple in Jerusalem to be presented before the Lord, and a "pregnant" man suddenly appeared...

 

"25And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. 26And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lordís Christ. 27And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, 28Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, 29Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: 30For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, 31Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; 32A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. 33And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him." (Luke 2:25-33)

 

Because of the Church's religious xmas mentality, it is difficult for us to truly understand the real-life context of this passage. Simeon was pregnant with the "consolation of Israel" at a time when Israel was a spiritual dry land. The audible voice of a prophet had not been heard in Israel for 400 years; Israel was under the boot of a heathen emperor; and Jerusalem was filled with a religious "police force" that was zealously concerned with the number of steps people could walk on Saturdays, but who did not know God in their hearts. In the midst of that dryness, a man named Simeon dared to dream of a rose blossoming in the desert. When he saw that little baby in the Temple that day, he did not see an "aura" looming over the baby's head, like the pathetic "auras" portrayed in religious paintings. All his natural eyes could see was a baby like any other, but his spiritual eyes were able to see what all the other people in the Temple were unable to see. He saw the salvation of God, because he knew that "nothing's as it seems".}

 

I dream of rain
I lift my gaze to empty skies above
I close my eyes
The rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of love

{As we have said before, the Church is full of cloud-gazers who are expecting Jesus to literally appear in the literal sky to "take us home". The Church expects the Lord's parousia to be magically brought by a stork, without realizing that His parousia requires birth pains so that the Lord may be manifested from within us and out into the world. This is the reason why God's intercessors must "close their eyes" to "look within ourselves" and visualize the manifestation of God from within us. Those who passively gaze at the empty skies above shall not see the Glory of the Coming of the Lord.}

 

Sweet desert rose
This memory of hidden hearts and souls
This desert flower
This rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of love

{God's intercessors are aware of the hidden (but awe-inspiring) potential of all their brethren. They have a permanent memory of "hidden hearts and souls", of believers whose Spirit nature has been covered up by a pastoral matriarchy that has a vested interest in the soul maintaining control.}

 

Shortly after the Lord reminded me of the song "Desert rose", He prompted me to look for the lyrics of a more recent song, a song I was not too familiar with. I was surprised to find out (at wikipedia.org) that the singer, Natasha Bedingfield, was born in London, and that she once belonged to a "Christian worship band". The song the Lord drew my attention to is from 2004 and is entitled "Unwritten", and a part of the song says the following:

 

[Lyrics adapted from lirama.net]

 

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
 

God's intercessors who are praying for the latter rain know that "no one else can feel the rain for you". Those who have chosen to live a faith based on "ministerial intermediaries" cannot perceive or even long for the promised rain, because they are separated from the Consuming Fire:

 

"4The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire, 5(I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to shew you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying, 6I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 7Thou shalt have none other gods before me." (Deuteronomy 5:4-7)

 

Because of their "disconnected state", the believers who have placed their faith on "ministerial intermediaries" are completely clueless as to the moves of God, as clueless as the "ministers" that accept their idolatrous reverence. If the "minister" says that "revival" is coming, they say, "Great!". If the "minister" says that there will be no "revival", they say, "Who needs it anyway!". God's intercessors, however, are interested in hearing the heart of God, and as they hear His heartbeat, they begin to feel the "promised rain" on their skin, even as they stand in the middle of a spiritually dry wasteland called "the Church".

 

Notice how the song above speaks of "drenching yourself in words unspoken". This is a figure of believers launching prophetic word into the air in order to draw in the Lord's latter rain. These words are "unspoken" because they speak of "new things" that no one has spoken of before. The prophetic anointing is creative by nature.

 

"41And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain. 42So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees, 43And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times. 44And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a manís hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not. 45And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel." (1 Kings 18:41-45)

 

"18Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 19Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. 20The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen. 21This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise." (Isaiah 43:18-21)

 

As the song above declares, "No one else can speak the words on your lips". God's intercessors understand that prophetic intercession cannot be delegated to the "intercessory staff" at the local congregation. The latter-rain revival will come through believers who proactively call out for it. It will not come through believers who have their spiritual arms crossed, even if they seem "spiritually active" because have their schedules full of worthless religious activities. Fellow believer, you intercede through the longings in your heart. Your very existence on Earth becomes a "living intercession" when your heart and emotions are consumed by the burning desire to see the Lord's purposes fulfilled on Earth. As the song by Sting (quoted above) declares, the "shadows" in this natural realm are shaped by man's desires. Through your very life, you become a perennial "flame of priestly intercession" that shapes the events of this Earth.

 

"9Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it. 10And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar. 11And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place. 12And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings. 13The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out." (Leviticus 6:9-13)

 

God has heard the prayers of those who have longed for His latter-rain revival, and He has heard the prayers of those who have clamored for the UK. He will therefore visit them with a great light, and a rose shall bloom in the desert of England, a rose that shall be an amazement to all and a blessing to the nations of the Earth.

 

It is no coincidence that a black British singer ("Seal") sang a song entitled "Kiss from a rose". Interestingly enough, the song went unnoticed in the U.S. when it was first released in 1994. This is a figure of how America ignored the kiss of God in the summer of 2005. It took a year or two for the song to be heard and accepted in the U.S., but only after it was made part of the "Batman Forever" movie soundtrack. In the same way, America will need some more "pruning time" before she can appreciate the "kiss from a rose".

 

The fact that the singer Seal is black points to the name "Thames", which, as we said before, means "the dark one", and it points to the "anonymous remnant" that America ignored. The UK, however, did not ignore the "dark one", as revealed by the way they treated the whale. Therefore, Europe and the nations of the Earth shall receive a kiss from the rose of England, and they shall realize that it is a kiss from God Himself, a kiss that shall blow away the gloom of their spiritual darkness. The city where the Tower of London stands shall sing this song to the Lord first, and the nations of the Earth shall then join in. They shall fall in love with the Lord as a result of being touched by the Tamesis rose revival:

 

[Lyrics from "Kiss of a Rose" by Seal, adapted from lirama.net]

 

There used to be a greying tower alone on the sea.
You became the light on the dark side of me.
Love remained a drug that's the high and not the pill.

 

But did you know
that when it snows
my eyes become large and
the light that you shine can be seen
Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey

 

The more I get of you
Stranger it feels, yeah
And now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey
There is so much a man can tell you
So much he can say

 

You remain
My power, my pleasure, my pain, baby
To me you're like a growing addiction that I can't deny
Won't you tell me is that healthy, baby?


{You can read more about the vocalist Seal at wikipedia.org}

 

In the spirit realm, the Thames shall be known as the River of Jubilee.

 

Is it possible?

Many believers do not think a latter-rain revival is possible; and, among those who do, most would not have a hard time visualizing the revival sweeping through Latin America, Africa, or the United States. However, very few would think that such a revival would be possible in the UK or in the rest of Europe. This is because most believers do not perceive the power of the spiritual seeds being sown, even as we speak.

 

Most of the Church in America that believes in "sowing and reaping" has followed the advice of Oral Roberts and others, applying the sowing and reaping principle for their personal benefit. Most preachers who teach about "sowing and reaping" point to the following passage to emphasize their point:

 

"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease" (Genesis 8:22)

 

These preachers then turn around and tell people to sow money in order to reap personal blessings. However, these preachers fail to understand the context in which God spoke the words above. He spoke them to a man ("Noah") who believed in His judgments and in the spiritual regeneration brought by them (2 Peter 2:5, 1 Peter 3:20). He spoke Genesis 8:22 to a man who had sown into His Kingdom with his own life, a person who had been willing to stand the ridicule of man as he built a huge ark on dry land, a person who preferred to see the world he knew destroyed rather than "tolerate" the unrighteousness around him. The Lord spoke Genesis 8:22 to a man who used his faith to condemn the world (Hebrews 11:7), not to a man who used his faith to preserve the world or to accumulate its things (1 Timothy 6:6-9, 1 Timothy 6:17-19, 1 Thessalonians 5:17-23). Noah had a much higher "agenda" in mind, and, because of this, he was the one whom God used to physically regenerate the entire human race. As you all know, we are all physical descendants from Noah.

 

While most of the "sowing" believers in the American Church are sowing dollars into "undead" ministries in order to reap physical healings, new cars, and job promotions, there is a Tamesis (i.e.- "dark") remnant sowing into God's spiritual kingdom with their very lives. Outside of man's spotlight, the "small" Tamesis remnant is wandering like "foreigners" without a home, suffering "fatherlessness" and "widowhood" so that God's purposes may be fulfilled on Earth. This sad and tired remnant is looking for a place "to die", for a grateful soil that will welcome them and take them in as precious seed so that God's harvest may be reaped. It is through the God-led sacrifice of these remnant believers that all the marvelous things mentioned above shall come to pass.

 

As the Lord had me typing on the "Tamesis rose revival" in the section above, He brought to my mind a song by Bette Midler (who is of Jewish lineage). The song is from 1980 and is entitled "The rose":

 

[Lyrics adapted from lirama.net]

 

Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed

 

It's the heart, afraid of breaking,
That never learns to dance
It's the dream, afraid of waking,
That never takes a chance
It's the one who won't be taken,
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul, afraid of dyin',
That never learns to live

 

When the night has been too lonely,
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed, that with the sun's love,
In the spring becomes the rose

 

As we said above, love makes us vulnerable, and those who love God and who love the God-potential in their brethren will be willing to make themselves vulnerable. As the God-inspired lyrics above declare, "It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes a chance". The Tamesis remnant has chosen to "take a chance" and walk on water; remnant believers have not been afraid to take a chance and "fly" as they dream of visions whispered to them long before they were born. Therefore, "far beneath the bitter snow", unseen to the natural eye, lies the seed sacrifice of a faithful remnant that has been willing to suffer in the cold, and, when spring comes, --- and it shall come ---, that seed will become the rose.

 

London apostolic hospitality

The treatment given to the whale by Londoners has several characteristics that are worth noting:

  1. Appreciative wonder

    We were touched by an editorial in the UK's Guardian newspaper (posted January 22, 2006). Consider the thoughts evoked in the writer of this editorial as a result of the whole incident:

     

    Hopes had been high. But it seemed that the only proper reaction to yesterday, as so often with nature, should have been a careful mix of wonder and sadness.

     

    There was something both awesome and other-worldly yesterday about walking along Sir Joseph Bazalgette's Chelsea Embankment, gazing at the forlorn and faded barges rendered somehow even more miserable by the gorgeous sunshine, and then seeing a whale blow.

     

    Towards the end of the editorial, the writer adds the following:

     

    And, hours later, partygoers in Battersea pressed their noses against pub windows to see the latest developments, the bad news and the end of a strangely gripping story. In a month or less we will have forgotten; but the day will surely serve as some kind of benchmark. In the last day or so lovers will have been taken, jobs will have been won and lost, novels begun, tears shed at funerals, new life conceived and, when asked can you remember when that happened, we can answer: I remember it well, because it was that day. The day a whale sailed through the middle of London; and the people of the city, rather than trying to hack it to death, came in their thousands and lifted it and tried their hardest to sail it back.

     

    [We urge you to read the full editorial at observer.guardian.co.uk]

     

    Notice how the writer speaks of Londoners who came together to lift the whale and help it, instead of coming together to "hack it to death". This correlates with the "I don't have a gun" comment in a song quoted before.

     

    According to an AFP report (posted on Yahoo! News), TV channels in the UK broadcast the whale's odyssey live, and most newspapers on Saturday, January 21, 2006, ran front-page reports and photos, with headlines such as "Save the Whale" and "Save Willy!". One of the most relevant countries in the world stage rendered this lonely whale the attention worthy of a major worldwide dignitary. This exalting of a lonely whale shall not go unforgotten by God. In the latter days, God shall exalt the UK, and, just as they ceded the space on their front pages to this whale, God will cause front pages around the world to cede their space to speak of the marvels He shall perform in the UK.

     

    A close study of 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 (which we will post in a future word, God willing) reveals that 8 of the 9 spiritual gifts mentioned there can be associated to the 5 ministries of Ephesians 4:11. The other gift is not associated with any one ministry, but is instead related to the Spirits of Philadelphia and Laodicea. Each of the 3 "male" ministries (apostle, prophet, and evangelist) is associated to 1 gift each (wisdom, prophecy, and healings). The "female" ministry of pastor is associated with 2 gifts (tongues and interpretation of tongues), and the other "female" ministry is associated with 3 gifts (faith, working of miracles, and discernment of spirits). When a spiritual ministry is allowed to operate under the Spirit, its related gifts emerge and blossom. When a spiritual ministry is stifled or distorted by man, its related gifts are also stifled and distorted.

     

    As we will share in a future word, God willing, each of the 9 spiritual gifts of 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 is associated with 1 human emotion each. In essence, we have 9 "emotional channels" in our souls, and each gift is connected to one of these channels. When one of these emotional channels is "stuffed up", its related gift is unable to flow freely. The emotion of "wonder" or "amazement" is related to the gift of "working of miracles", which is related, in turn, to the teaching ministry. In essence the "working of miracles" refers to the unleashing of extraordinary dynamis power, as when the Red Sea was parted or when the sun stood still for a day. Therefore, the fact that the UK was able to exhibit so much sense of "awe" at the whale's visitation is a confirmation that the UK's teaching anointing is not "stuffed up", and that God can use the people of the UK to perform wonders and miracles in these latter days.

     

  2. Empathetic concern

    While London became enthralled by the wondrous appearance of the whale, they also empathized with his plight. In the Guardian editorial mentioned above, the writer states the following:

     

    It was that kind of day. Londoners getting all friendly and funny with each other but under it all a strange, nagging confusion over how it would turn out. At 7pm on the dot we realised it had turned out pretty badly, when, despite a frantic £100,000 rescue mission, something like half of London's emergency services shivering all day in the Thames and messages of goodwill from around the world, London's new best friend perished on a barge, swathed in rubber and lifting gear, near the end of the journey back to salt water. The trauma of the rescue and too many hours out of the water had led to fatal spasms.

     

    Notice how the people of London shared in the whale's confusion. Notice also how the people of London considered the whale to be "London's new best friend". They extended their pastoral friendship towards this stranger, and they cared like one who cares for a close friend. Fellow believer, God shall recompense this friendship, for they made His stranger feel at home. And, just as they cared enough to pastor the whale, God shall pastor them in these latter days.

     

  3. Awareness of Immanuel

    As Londoners became enthralled with the mammal in the Thames, they never forgot to respect and appreciate their human neighbors on dry land. According to the Guardian editorial mentioned above, the banks of the Thames became filled with crowds, to the point that few people could see much. Yet, the mood remained "friendly". Londoners were not stepping over each other to behold the whale. And, when the rescuers working in the cold Thames waters called out for some hot drinks at 2pm on Saturday, January 21, the crowds were quick to relay the shouts for hot drinks to the nearest houses. There was no "get-out-of-my-way-you-bloody-fool" attitude. Instead, there was a warm and sincere concern for the whale and for each other. This reveals that Londoners have an understanding of the inherent value of all human beings, and the appearance of an unusual mammal did not make them forget that. This means that the UK has an implicit awareness of "Immanuel", of Almighty God being manifested in the flesh of weakly men. The UK is therefore ready for a full manifestation of the 3 "male" ministries --- apostle, prophet, and evangelist --- for no nation can walk in the fullness of these 3 anointings unless it understands the God-potential of man.

     

    In one of the reports that appeared in the UK's Guardian newspaper, they took the time to mention that whales appear 4 times in the King James Bible, and they even listed the 4 verses (Genesis 1:21, Job 7:12, Ezekiel 32:2, and Matthew 12:40). It is interesting how the UK's reporters were quick to pick up on the spiritual significance of the whale. In a sense, it is as if Londoners understood that it was more than a marine mammal visiting them. It is as if they understood that God was visiting them from above. Would a major U.S. newspaper have felt comfortable about listing the 4 Bible verses where whales appear? Would U.S. reporters have been willing to perceive the spiritual dimension of this story?

     

As we have said before, the British people have a strong impartation of the apostolic anointing. And, as Londoners reacted to the whale, they never lost their "apostolic" insight. Notice, for example, how the paragraph from the Guardian editorial (quoted above) bears this out:

There was something both awesome and other-worldly yesterday about walking along Sir Joseph Bazalgette's Chelsea Embankment, gazing at the forlorn and faded barges rendered somehow even more miserable by the gorgeous sunshine, and then seeing a whale blow.

It is as if the "gorgeous sunshine" and the whale's appearance came to reveal the decay in Britain's spiritual "barges" (i.e.- structures). Instead of ignoring or denying that decay, the writer above is quick to point it out. This means that, as God manifests Himself in the UK, the people of the UK will not forget their apostolic judgment nature. As God visits them in truth, they will be quick to recognize and deal with the spiritual areas that require transformation.

 

According to a Reuters report (posted on Yahoo! News), Tony Woodley, who headed the rescue efforts, said, "If [the whale] strands ... we can then make informed and unemotional decisions about the whale's future". This again reveals the apostolic nature of the British people. In the midst of the strong emotions evoked by the whale's plight, they were always concerned about doing the right thing, without allowing Hittite emotions to deceive them away from the truth.

 

All of the above means that the UK has all the makings of a land that shall be filled with "apostolic pastors", i.e.- pastors who will gladly provide rest for the righteous, but who will at the same time not hesitate to reprove the stubbornly unrighteous through iron judgments. They shall use God's pastoral "rod of iron" to break the unrighteous spiritual nations so that God's Kingdom may be established on Earth (Psalm 2:7-12, Psalm 23:4).

 

A temporary farewell to America

On August 1, 2005 (exactly 6 months ago at the time of this writing), New England's Boston Globe posted an editorial on the plight of the "right whale". According to the report, scientists believe that as many as 47 whales might have died unnatural deaths in the 16 months prior to August 2005, a number far greater than the 8 confirmed deaths. This is because whales that get entangled in fishing lines lose some of their blubber, which causes them to sink instead of float after dying. Therefore, many whales could have died without a corpse being detected on the ocean's surface. Of the 8 confirmed whale deaths, 2 were male and 6 were female. Of the 6 females, 3 were carrying near-term fetuses. The 8th death was a young calf that died on a beach in Florida.

 

The Boston Globe report goes on to point out all the bureaucratic impediments that are preventing prompt legislation that will protect the whales. The Lord prepared this report and allowed it to resurface 6 months later as a prophetic contrast of America versus the UK. While the UK was quick to gather resources in support of one whale, America refuses to remove the legal stumbling blocks to help a whole species of whales. While a whole city in the UK became concerned for the wellbeing of one whale, the entire country of America was largely indifferent to the plight of an entire species.

 

There is a prophetic reason for the number of whales estimated dead (47) over 16 months. As we have said before, the number "47" represents the manifestation of the River of God, and the number "16" refers to the Church's stubborn insistence on a spiritual revival where the prophetic remnant remains subdued under the pastoral matriarchy. Therefore, the estimated 47 whales killed over 16 months is a figure of how the Church in America "killed" the manifestation of God's River because it insisted on preserving the pastoral matriarchy. "16" temporary chronos months killed off a season of eternal kairos impartation upon America.

 

The number "8" speaks of Noah-style regeneration through judgments that destroy all roots of unrighteousness in order to start anew. Therefore, the 8 confirmed whale deaths are a figure of how the Church in America was non-receptive to the God of Judgments and Justice, because she was only interested in keeping unrighteousness under "tolerable" levels, without a "knockout" zeal. It is no coincidence, therefore, that the whale species mentioned in the editorial is called the "right whale", because it is a figure of remnant believers who operate on the foundation of righteousness and judgments. Because of America's stubbornly lukewarm attitude towards His judgments, God became disgusted with her, and He cut His visitation short.

 

As I was searching for the lyrics to the song "The Rose" (included above), I "accidentally" stumbled across the lyrics of a 1967 song by "The Rose Garden" entitled "Next plane to London". These are the lyrics:

 

[Lyrics adapted from lirama.net]

 

"The next flight to London will be boarding in 5 minutes"

 

-------- (REFRAIN)--------

Next plane to London
Leavin' on runway number 5
Next plane to London
And I'm missin' him
That baby of mine

 

Told 'im I was gonna be a star
But to do it I would have to go far away
But I'd come back someday
And take him away
I'm on the ...

 

[REFRAIN]

 

Said that over here I wasn't in
Down in Hollywood I couldn't find a friend
Who would help me get in
Or listen to me
I'm on the ...

 

[REFRAIN]

 

"Your attention please: The next flight to London
is now in the final boarding stage
All passengers holding tickets, please proceed to
the boarding area number 5."

 

Maybe over there I'll get a start
Only hope by leavin' I don't break his heart
The more important part
Than any record on the chart
I'm on the ...

 

[REFRAIN]
 

According to a yahoo.com biography, this song reached number 17 at the end of 1967. This is no coincidence. As we have said before, the number "17" represents the manifestation of God's prophetic remnant. This song, therefore, is a prophetic word about what was going to happen when the Lord would send a preliminary green-horse manifestation of the remnant spirit to America some 38 years later.

 

Notice the reference to Hollywood, California, and notice how the song speaks of not finding support there. This is a figure of how the Canaanite influence from Latin America (which is strongest in California) was spiritually instrumental in the delay of the revival in America. In the spirit realm, the elements that led to the demise of Latin America's calling found enough acceptance within the Church in America so as to allow them to survive. When God demanded that those elements be destroyed, the Church in America, tainted by the menstruation of Hollywood-style mercy, said to God, "No way". As shown by Katrina, the Church in America was more than willing to aid the unrighteous and to rationalize their iniquity. It was willing to host the unrighteous, but it was not willing to host the exterminator angel spirit. Had the Church in America been living in Sodom, she would have never let the 2 angels into her home (Genesis 19:1-17). Unlike Lot, the Church in America was unwilling to host a 2-witness anointing that came to utterly destroy the unrighteousness around her. To the Church in America, Sodom needed "remodeling", not a "burn-down", and anyone who would dare suggest a spiritual "burn-down" was a "persona non grata".

 

Notice how the song above makes a constant reference to the number "5". There is a spiritual reason for this. As we have said before, the number "5" is a figure of ministerial grace, i.e.- grace to serve. The Church in America was unable to discern who was truly interested in serving her. She looked to the men and women holding the human titles of "ministers", and she said to them, we will follow you, for you clearly are the "chosen" ones. They therefore went after their Cains and their Baals, and many stuck with them even after they had been exposed as "bald Korahs". In doing so, they refused to support those who did have a selfless desire to serve them. Those who had the true heart of a "servant" were left by the wayside, simply because they did not come in the "robe" they expected, and because they spoke in a language that was "strange" to their hearts.

 

Because of all of this, the Lord is sending His visitation spirit on a "plane to London", and He is bidding a temporary farewell to the "Hollywood" that dismissed His visitation. Precious time is ticking by. The Lord has no time to "patiently" wait for America to get its act together. There is too much to do. There are too many souls to be saved; there are too many lives to be transformed; there is too much Glory to be manifested. The Lord and His "cloud of witnesses" (Hebrews 11:39-12:1) have already waited for thousands of years for the age we are living in, and every wasted chronos second is dearly mourned in the spirit realm.

 

In contrast to America, when the whale visited London, the entire city was gripped by a sense of urgency. Every minute the whale remained in shallow waters was a minute mourned. It is no surprise, therefore, that a British group named "Coldplay" would put out a song in 2003 entitled "Clocks" (by the way, 2003 was the year that Latin America, as a region, was cast off by God). These are the song's lyrics:

 

[Lyrics adapted from lirama.net]

 

Lights go out and I can't be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
You've put me down upon my knees
Oh I beg, I beg, I beg and plead (singing)
Come out of things unsaid, shoot an apple off my head (and a)
Trouble that can't be named, tigers waiting to be tamed (singing)
You are, you are...


Confusion never stops, closing walls and ticking clocks (gonna)
Come back and take you home, I could not stop, that you now know (singing)
Come out upon my seas, curse missed opportunities (am I)
A part of the cure, or am I part of the disease (singing)

 

//////You are//////
And nothing else compares
Oh no nothing else compares
And nothing else compares

 

You are... [continues in background]
////Home, home, where I wanted to go////

 

Notice how the first 2 lines of the song are a prophetic figure of the whale's dying moments. Because of his natural instinct, the whale constantly swam against the tide, and, when he died on Saturday, January 21, 2006, it was 7pm in London, meaning that it was already dark; the lights had gone out, and he couldn't be saved. Notice also how the singer speaks of being reduced to beggary, which is a figure of the spiritual "Lazaruses" who are dying as beggars left by the wayside while the "rich man" continues to rule over God's Church, misusing God's resources for his own personal benefit (Luke 16:9-11, Luke 16:19-21, Ecclesiastes 10:6-7).

 

The request to have an "apple shot off his head" is a prophetic reference to New York, which, is also known as "the Big Apple". As we have said before, the Lord's intention was to have New York be the epicenter of the latter-rain revival in America, with "construction work" starting in 2005. However, since the Church in America "fell asleep at the switch", God's plans for New York and America were delayed, and God shall be forced to literally jolt America awake. As a result of this, God compelled His remnant believers to "give up" on the hope of New York and America being revived, at least for now.

 

When the Lord gives you a vision and you embrace it, you become emotionally attached to it; so, when the Lord sends you in a different direction due to the obstructionist unwillingness of others, it is at times difficult to "let go". It is as difficult as when a young man has to emotionally "let go" of a young lady because she proved herself unworthy of his (prophetic) love and (pastoral) affection.

 

This is the reason why the singer above pleads to have an apple shot off his head, as if to say, "Help me to temporarily sever my emotional attachment to New York and America". Just as it was painful for those with the remnant spirit to "change course" with regard to America, it was painful to God Himself. He had invested much of Himself in the "Manhattan project", but America's stubbornness made the project "unfinishable", at least for now.

 

When the remnant spirit had its "preliminary manifestation" in America, those bearing that spirit were immediately enveloped in emotional turmoil and oppression by the matriarchal forces in America. They were enveloped in "trouble that can't be named", an "invisible" trouble that hung in the atmosphere like the nasty smell of a city dump. There were "New York tigers" waiting to be "tamed" under God's judgments and unleashed upon the world to regenerate it, and God's remnant spirit grieved as man's structures blocked this from happening.

 

As the song above prophetically declares, those bearing the remnant spirit in America were trapped in a permanent state of "confusion", confused by the mixed signals that America kept sending to God. On the one hand, America would say to God, "We want You. We want Your judgments and righteousness. We want You to clean house", but, on the other hand, America would turn around and add, "But don't touch this ... and don't touch that ... Uh-uh ... don't touch that either, God; I'm keeping that!!". As the remnant spirit visited America, it was enclosed within limiting walls and told to operate "within the already-established box". It was assigned a miserly room inside its religious wooden house, and it was told to help "fix up" the house and to "not even think" about burning down the house to start a new one ... rat-infested as the house might have been. In the midst of this enclosure, those with the remnant spirit became filled with despair as chronos time continued to inexorably tick by.

 

As all of this unfolded in the spirit realm, the Lord spoke to the remnant and said,

I'm going to take you to a place you will truly be able to call home. Come out upon My seas. Be bold enough to walk on water. I will take You across the Ocean and give you a home there. Wipe the dust off your sandals and curse the missed opportunities in America. Leave them behind and I will take you to a place where you will be made to feel welcome and beloved. You will experience a freedom and a rest like you have never experienced before, and you will joyfully sing, "Nothing else compares", because you will know that, for once, "you are home".