Prophetic word for today
The morphing horse (Part 2)
First posted: January 16, 2006
E-mailed: December 26, 2005
Received by:Paula Gibbs
This is a continuation of the word on "The morphing horse" posted earlier...
In the prophetic word, the Lord pronounces Jeremiah 6:16-30 against the Church in America.
"16Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. 17Also I setwatchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken." (Jeremiah 6:16-17)
[The word "old" in verse 16 is a mistranslation of the Hebrew word olam, which literally means "ancient, eternal". Interestingly enough, the word olam is derived from the word alam meaning "to conceal, hide". This means that the eternal things are inherently hidden from the understanding of natural man, which includes believers who stubbornly operate in their natural understanding.]
The Lord set spiritual watchmen over the Church who pointed to the "eternal" vision of God, and these watchmen spoke in God's eternal language (for the eternal things of God can only be explained in His eternal language). This is the reason why the Church in America was unable to understand these watchmen. God's eternal language was incomprehensible to her because she persisted in her natural understanding. Through His watchmen, God warned the Church in America, but her heart was unwilling to hear. The Church was too interested in preserving her structures, and was not at all interested in eternal visions that were too overwhelming to be contained within her temporal, earthly structures. The Church was more interested in "playing church" and in pretending like everything was "more or less OK", but the Lord did not go for that. God's vision is too grand and overwhelming. He does not have time to play church:
"Towhat purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me" (Jeremiah 6:20)
Because of the Church's stubbornness, the Lord has laid stumbling blocks before them. He has sent red-horse messengers clothed in Jonah-weakness, and He has sent the deceitful Trojan horse of temporal blessings, followed by black-horse judgments to rescue the few "rescueable" left behind.
[The phrase "fathers and sons together" is a spiritual indictment against those who are unwilling to become spiritually independent from human "leaders" and who prefer to blindly follow Cain as he morphs into a Balaam, setting themselves up for a precipitous death. The phrase "neighbour and his friend" is a spiritual indictment against those who prefer not to leave the Church's religious structures because they cherish their Canaanite soul communion with the "brethren" more than their prophetic relationship with God.]
God is sending an army with a black- and green-horse anointing against the Church in America, a cruel army of "soulless" angel-believers who will mercilessly execute God's judgments, because there is no more time to waste:
The "bow and spear" are a figure of spiritual judgments thrown from an "anonymous" distance, i.e.- prophetic arrows of judgment launched from the dark. The "voice" that roars like the sea (v23) points to the anonymous "voice" heard by John when the black-horse seal was opened (Revelation 6:6). The cruel army's announces its coming through its roaring voice, just as the judgments of the black-horse announce the coming of the green horse. Therefore, the black-horse judgment of hurricane Katrina was the voice announcing the coming green-horse earthquakes on America.
In a more specific sense, the "bow" of Jeremiah 6:23 refers to black-horse judgments anonymously launched from the wilderness far away, while the "spear" refers to the green-horse. As we said in the previous posting, green-horse riders are prophet-pastors, and the "spear" is (in a spiritual sense) a "pastoral rod" that can also be prophetically thrown from a distance. A soldier can stand far, far away in order to launch an arrow. With a spear, however, the soldier must first approach and "show himself" before the enemy in order to launch the spear or thrust it at someone in hand-to-hand combat. This is a figure of the "preliminary manifestation" associated with the green horse.
Notice the reaction that this cruel army is intended to cause:
"We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of awoman in travail" (Jeremiah 6:24)
As we have said before, the Church has been expecting a "stork" to magically bring the latter-rain revival and the Second Coming of the Lord, without any need for birth pains on our part. The Hebrew word for "stork" is derived from the word for "mercy". This points to the Church's sincere belief that the revival will come as it becomes more "compassionate" and "lovey-dovey". Even though God calls us to have "bowels of mercy" (Jeremiah 31:19, Colossians 3:12, Matthew 9:36-38, 2 Timothy 2:15-25), the mercy He refers to is very different from the effeminate mercy promoted by the pastoral matriarchy. It is a righteousness-based mercy that sincerely cares about the potential of others and that is willing to violently hammer across any barriers that are impeding that potential, even if those barriers have been put up by the very person we are having mercy for (Proverbs 23:14). It is also a mercy that is willing to disinterestedly expose its life to great suffering so that others may be redeemed in righteousness. To redeem others in righteousness requires a much higher personal price than the superficial price required to temporarily save the un-repenting or semi-repenting from the "inconveniences" caused by their unrighteousness.
In essence, God's mercy is a mercy completely incomprehensible to the natural man, because it is not a spineless, "spongy" mercy. It is a soft mercy with steel bars of righteousness on the inside. It is a mercy that is soft to the repentant and hard to the stubbornly unrepentant. It is a mercy that lovingly seeks to edify others as tall and mighty buildings, not a mercy interested in simply piling up a large lump of mushy clay.
Therefore, instead of waiting for the "merciful stork" to bring the fulfillment of this age, the Church is to travail, and that travail is to include a sense of mourning:
We are to long for the manifestation of Yeshua like a mother who misses her only son, and the mere thought of missing out on His visitation should cause believers to lament bitterly, like a mother mourning the passing away of her only son. As we have said before, we are not to expect Yeshua to manifest Himself from without; instead, we are to yearn and long for His manifestation from within the Church and out into the world (John 3:13-15, Luke 17:20-22). Therefore, we are to long for the Son of God in each believer to be manifested. As we said in the previous posting, there is only One seed, meaning that, in a spiritual sense, there is only One son of God. This is why He is called "the Only Begotten Son" (John 1:18). The "son of God" in each of us is created in His unique nature, and, when that "son" is not manifested in us, it is equivalent to Yeshua Himself not being manifested; and that is an event that is to be mourned, like the bitter mourning of a mother for her "only son" (Jeremiah 6:26).
"I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people,that thou mayest know and try their way." (Jeremiah 6:27)
[Notice how God wanted Jeremiah to know the results of the test. As you submit to God, you become God's Friend. Therefore, the Lord will want to share secrets with you. It will be important for Him that you "know things", just like a person who wants his close friends to be well-informed (Genesis 18:16-22, Psalm 25:14, Ezekiel 8:6-12, James 2:23).]
Unfortunately, the Church in America failed the test:
"28They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters. 29The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away. 30Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them." (Jeremiah 6:28-30)
The reason why America failed the test lies in Jeremiah 6:29: "the wicked are not plucked away". There was no "spirit of extermination" in the few who were listening to God's remnant spirit. When God began to point at the final roots of unrighteousness that needed to be dealt with, the few who were listening began to make excuses for those roots, seeing no evil in what God clearly saw as evil. The parameter of this reluctance was the Canaanite influence from Latin America. America's inability to distinguish the difference between Latin American immigration (in general) and immigration from other regions was the litmus test that revealed her prevailing willingness to tolerate certain types of unrighteousness.
"17And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel? 18And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said,Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed. 19Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?" (1 Samuel 15:17-19)
Saul's reluctance to exterminate Amalek was the last straw that eventually "did him in". In the same way, America's reluctance to deal with the final roots of unrighteousness has done her in. Because the wicked were not totally plucked out in the spirit realm, God's green-horse messengers became exposed to unnecessary attacks. The green-horse messengers were, in the best of cases, treated with indifference, and, in the worst of cases, brutally attacked. Those in America who were assigned to protect His messengers left them out in the cold to fend for themselves, and exposed them to the wicked, vicious snakes that the Church has so casually learned to "live with".
Because America failed the test, she will have to "repeat the grade" for 4 years. How sad! With so little time and so much to do, those 4 years are a sad waste of time. The cautious reluctance by the faithful believers in America to exterminate the "Ishmaels" (Jeremiah 40:15-16) in their midst, along with their cautious reluctance to take a chance on the strangers that God sent to her, have cost her valuable time that could have been used to restore millions upon millions of lives.
As we have said before, California is the state in America most affected by the Canaanite influence from Latin America. Therefore, it is not surprising that God raised up Arnold Schwarzenegger, to be its governor. Under an unusual set of circumstances, God forced a corrupt and inept governor out of office and placed Schwarzenegger in his place. As you may know, Schwarzenegger was born and raised in Europe, and he migrated to America as a young adult in 1968 because he had fallen in love with America's freedom ever since he was a lad. He became a famous Hollywood actor, and is probably most famous for his movie role as the "Terminator", and his most recognized movie line is "I'll be back". Therefore, Schwarzenegger is a figure of an "exterminator spirit" sent by God to wipe out unrighteousness, and not just to keep it under "tolerable" levels. As a migrant motivated by sincere love for America, Schwarzenegger represents the "ancient" migration spirit that moved previous ethnic groups to settle in America, a spirit that is missing in most Latin American migrants.
As a foreigner, Schwarzenegger represents the "stranger" angel spirit (Hebrews 13:1-3) sent by God to test the souls of men. As we have said before, the things of the Spirit are strange to the soul, and a place (or person) where the soul rules (instead of the Spirit), will immediately reject the "strange" things of God. On the other hand, a place (or person) where the soul is submissive to the Spirit will allow the spirit-being in us to make the judgment as to the validity of the "stranger". The things of the Spirit are not unfamiliar to the new inner man in us, and he is able to identify with what is of God (John 10:27, John 3:8) and to reject what isn't. However, if the soul gets in the way, the spirit will not be allowed to make this assessment, and the "stranger" will be dismissed, even if he was from God.
The fact that Schwarzenegger's most famous move line is "I'll be back" means that he represents the "strange" nature of the Lord's second coming. Just like the disciples on the way to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35), the Church is having "trouble" recognizing the Lord in His second coming, because He is not coming back the way their souls expect Him to. Just as the Emmaus disciples had a misguided understanding of how the Messiah would come to His people, so does the Church misunderstand the "Revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ" (Revelation 1:1). In His Second coming, the Lord is coming as The Terminator (Hebrews 9:28), and anyone uninterested in the obliteration of all unrighteousness (from the roots up) will be inhospitable to Him. Any place unfriendly to The Terminator will miss out on the visitation. In such places, the Lord will appear, knock on the door for a while, and then leave (Song of Solomon 5:2-6, Luke 24:28-29):
"33And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. 34And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts. 1And he entered into a ship, andpassed over, and came into his own city." (Matthew 8:33-9:1)
After an early wave of approval, Schwarzenegger is now a reviled political figure in California because he had the "gall" to tackle California's fundamental problems without regard for the petty interests of "sacred-cow groups" such as the teachers' unions and Hispanic-immigration groups. Hispanics in California hate Schwarzenegger, and, in typical Canaanite fashion, they have collectively convinced each other into thinking about Schwarzenegger in a certain way, fashioning a false image of him as an "insensitive bigot". They have fashioned this image through arguments that appeal to their Canaanite Latin-American emotionalism and not to the unbiased facts. They have done this not only with Arnold Schwarzenegger but with George W. Bush as well. A belief that runs rampant in many Hispanic-immigrant circles is the belief that it was the Bush White House, not Al Qaeda, which caused the Twin Towers to fall by placing explosives that were detonated in coordination with Osama bin Laden!!! If such an idiotic belief sounds too impossible to be believed by anyone (especially anyone who has chosen to make America his "home"), you may want to read the December 23, 2005 edition of the "4to Poder" magazine, a Hispanic magazine that claims itself to be the "first communitarian Latino magazine in the USA". With my own two ears, I have heard Hispanic immigrants who believe this preposterous idea, and their proof is based purely on speculation and on a faulty reasoning technique that logicians call "Begging the principle".
[The fact that the magazine mentioned above is dated "December 23, 2005" is no coincidence. As we have said before, something very significant happened on that date in the spirit realm --- a spiritual countdown towards a dreadful event began because America has been spiritually cast off for a season. It was only until today (January 14, 2006) that I realized that the date "December 23, 2004" was the date when we posted the prophetic words "John L. Kerry" and "Swelling", whose spiritual content is strongly connected to this prophetic word.
I also realized today that the date "December 23" of 2004 is the date when New York experienced wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour (we share about this in the "Xmas under judgment" prophetic word). The winds caused a huge tree to fall over a house in Long Island, New York. No one was injured, but the house was destroyed. In the same way, America's prophetic calling is not altogether lost, but the spiritual preparations that God had made were dismantled by Him because America disregarded her time of visitation.]
The fact that Schwarzenegger is originally from Europe is a figure of how God will go and visit the European continent, working on them while He deals harshly with America's stubbornness. As we have said before, there is a prophetic word of restoration for California. After California (and America) is harshly dealt with, it will be forced to recognize the Terminator, and, when it does, it will experience the latter-rain revival.
As we have shared before, the summer of 2005 was a summer in which America wasted away the mighty visitation door that God had prepared for her. In the summer of 2005, the Church in America should have heeded the spiritual meaning behind these words:
[The phrase "this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled" is one of the most misunderstood phrases in Scripture. Like the medieval theologians who had conferences to debate on how many angels could stand on the tip of a needle, today's eschatological parrots constantly debate on whether the word "generation" means a "40-year period" or a "100-year period". However, the Lord is not talking about a "chronos-logical" time period. He is talking about spiritual kairos time.
The word "generation" was translated from the Greek word genea, which literally means "fathered, birth", and is derived from the word genos meaning "offspring, race"; genos, in turn is derived from the word ginomai meaning "to become". Therefore, the word "generation" refers to the spiritual genetics of man. After the first Adam fell, he fathered a whole offspring of human beings after his own fallen genetics, and that is the offspring, or "generation", that has ruled the Earth ever since. The last Adam, however, has come to father a new generation of human beings created after His own nature, the nature of God Himself (Ephesians 4:24, Hebrews 2:10-13). In the latter-rain revival, the generation of the first Adam will "pass away" (v34), and the generation of the last Adam will take over the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth. Man, and the creation it was given to rule over, shall become a new man and a new creation. This, however, will require a painful transformation process, which the Lord describes in all the verses in Matthew 24 prior to the passage above. This painful process is what the Lord is referring to when He says "these things" in verse 34. All of this means that the re-generation of the Earth and the manifestation of Yeshua in the Church and the world (i.e.- His Second Coming) requires that we (the believers) go through a painful tribulation period in which we must suffer at the hands of the institutionalized Church (i.e.- our own brethren). We are currently living out that period, and those of you who have been moving in the prophetic-remnant spirit are, more than likely, well aware of that.]
The Church in America was cruel and inhospitable to God in the summer of 2005 --- because it was cruel to the "sons of God" that He sent to her (Matthew 21:37-39, Matthew 25:40). Therefore, God shall repay her cruelty with cruelty (Matthew 21:40-41, Matthew 25:42-46, Jeremiah 5:9, Jeremiah 6:22). In the meantime, while God deals cruelly with America, He shall work in the people of the U.K. and Europe, preparing them for the latter-rain revival.
Some 22 years ago, a British "girls group" called Bananarama had a hit song entitled "Cruel summer". That song would strongly tug at my soul every time I would hear it, as if I could relate to it in some way. It is only until now, twenty-two years later, that I finally understand the spiritual underpinnings of that song; now I understand why it would draw my soul's attention so strongly. These are the song's lyrics:
[Lyrics adapted from lirama.net]
a cruel, cruel summer
a cruel, cruel summer
Notice how the beginning of the song speaks of "strange voices ... saying things I can't understand". This is exactly what happened to the Church in America. She heard the strange voices from God's messengers, but she was unable and unwilling to understand the eternal language in which they spoke. She began to feel the judgment heat of the Sun of Righteousness (Malachi 4:1-3), and it became "too close for comfort". She therefore "got up" and walked out on God's visitation, and she will be forced to feel the consequences of her actions. Like the woman of Song of Solomon 5:5-8, she will be forced to long for the one she let go, and she will be beaten by the green-horse leopard watchmen, who will take away the Old-Testament veil that kept her from understanding God's visitation. Just as the Church in America left His green-horse messengers out in the cold to be attacked by the enemy, so will God return the favor by attacking her in the uncovered outside. Through that act of revenge, the veil will be removed and the Church will be restored:
"5I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock. 6I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him;I called him, but he gave me no answer. 7The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me. 8I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love." (Song of Solomon 5:5-8)
Just as the Church in America sang this song when God gave her a preliminary visit, so is God singing it back to her. Just as the Church is unwilling to speak the "eternal" language, so is God and His remnant unwilling to speak the "temporal" language of the Church. As the Church pleads to Him for "blessings" and "peace", He will not hear (Song of Solomon 5:6). He will say, "Strange voices are saying things I can't understand", for God does not know the language of iniquity (Matthew 7:23).
When God visited America through His green-horse messengers, they were exposed to the oppression of the religious structures. They had to sing the lines "My friends are away, and I'm on my own", because those who were supposed to help them left them to fend for themselves. Therefore, just as Jesus had to get up and go when He encountered organized opposition in Gadara (Matthew 8:34-9:1), His green-horse messengers had to sing, "It's too hot to handle, so I got to get up and go".
Just as the remnant has had to sing "Cruel summer" in the summer of 2005, God will cause America to sing it back at Him as He unleashes His green-horse operations on her. Cruelty to my sons shall be repaid with cruelty from Me, says the Lord. Towards the end of the song, the singers say, "You are not the only one". This is a prophetic admission by the Church, saying to God:
"God, now you are not the only one who experienced cruelty. Just as we left You on Your own to be attacked, so have You left us on our own to be attacked. Now we know how it feels. You are not the only one anymore. We can now join you in the sorrow of Your rejection."
Cruel summers (literally and spiritually) are ahead for America. Through that cruel, "non-storkish" treatment, the spiritual structures of the American Church will be exterminated by the green horse. Once that happens, America, Europe, and the world shall be ready for the greatest outpouring in the history of mankind.
In the prophetic word given to sister Paula, the Lord pronounces Jeremiah 7:1-16 against the soul of America.
"1The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 2Stand in the gate of the LORDíS house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD. 3Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. 4Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these." (Jeremiah 7:1-4)
Verse 4 reveals how the "spirit of institutionalism" has hindered the Lord's parousia. Believers have been indoctrinated into placing their trust in the Church system. They have been taught that the "temple of the Lord" is a building or an organization. Therefore, when God calls them out of the physical temples and into the True Eternal Temple, they refuse to come out. God cannot reveal Himself in believers who do not know the True Eternal Temple:
"And I saw no temple therein: forthe Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it" (Revelation 21:22)
The Lord also declares that we are the temple, meaning that we are to be in Him and He in us:
"16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? forye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." (2 Corinthians 6:16-18)
"I am my belovedís, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies" (Song of Solomon 6:3)
Through the subtle lie concerning where the True Temple is, the Church's leaders have ensnared the souls of believers. They have subtly deceived believers' souls into looking for a visible temple run by them, and not an invisible Spiritual Temple which cannot be controlled by them. In 1982, the British group "Police" had a hit song entitled "Spirits in the material world"; in this song, the prophetic anointing in them prompts them to speak about this ensnaring:
[Lyrics adapted from www.houseoflyrics.com]
There is no political solution
To our troubled evolution
Have no faith in constitution
There is no bloody revolution
We ///are spirits in the material world///
Our so-called leaders speak
With words they try to jail you
They subjugate the meek
But it's the rhetoric of failure
Where does the answer lie?
Living from day to day
If it's something we can't buy
There must be another way
We ///are spirits in the material world///
Just as the prophetic song above declares, this ensnaring has created a system of subjugation that oppresses the manifestation of God's nature in His people and perpetuates the control of natural men --- cursed are these men!!!
"5For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour; 6If yeoppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: 7Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever. 8Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. 9Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; 10And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?" (Jeremiah 7:5-10)
[From what we have shared before, we can say that
God's "foreigners", "fatherless", and "widows" look "small" and "irrelevant" to carnal man. This is why carnal man has a predisposition to "oppress" them (v6) whenever he can.
Man's natural soul has a tendency to "avoid" these 3 labels because of the shame that man's religious system associates to them.]
The Church in America continued to serve her Baals (i.e.- her human pastoral leaders) because she was too scared to take the leap of faith into the unknown that God was calling her to take. In that unknown territory, there was no human "culture" you could identify with, there was no human "father figure" you could claim, and there was no "husband's surname" you could boast about. It was completely unknown territory where you have no choice but to trust in God and God alone. The Church's soul in America, however, was too cowardly and faithless to make the leap, despite God's loving encouragement. Even so, America's Church continues presenting herself before God Sunday after Sunday to "praise and worship" Him as if everything were "AOK", without realizing how much they have irritated God because of their Baal minister-worship and their soulish cowardice (Jeremiah 7:10).
In a system where righteousness is measured in terms of subservience to the religious structures, the true roots of unrighteousness are never dealt with, thereby turning God's house into a "den of thieves", i.e.- a house where people go to hide from God's laws and judgments by doing external works, instead of being a house where people go to seek His laws and judgments to be purified and developed.
"Is this house, which is called by my name, become aden of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD" (Jeremiah 7:11)
"12Butgo ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel. 13And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not; 14Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh. 15And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim." (Jeremiah 7:12-15)
As we have said before, God blessed Latin America in a great way, but Latin America began to glory in the revival that God had mercifully started in her. One day, without her knowing it, her calling was taken away from her, never to get it back. America's "warmness" towards the Latin American influence reveals that she does not understand "Shiloh's wickedness" (v12). And, when you fail to recognize a wickedness, you open a door for it to bite you. America opened a door for the wickedness of Latin America to seep in, and, when God told her to close that door, her soul refused. Therefore, she shall suffer the same consequences as Latin America -- for a season -- until she understands the utter foolishness of her decision. Even though it is for a season, many ministries who at this time had a wonderful opportunity to flourish in the Lord shall perish, never to rise again. Other ministries will be stymied for a season. Those who stubbornly misled others shall perish. Those who were foolishly misled shall be stymied (Luke 12:47-48).
There is nothing that can be done about this, for God's decision is irrevocable. A 4-year delay has been decreed, and no amount of prayer or repentance can do anything about it anymore, for it is the Father, not man, who sets the seasons. It is impossible for man to repent once God has closed the season for repentance. Because America "played deaf" with God, God shall "play deaf" right back.
"Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: forI will not hear thee" (Jeremiah 7:16)
[Notice how it is essential to be "diligent" (i.e.- anti-negligent) about plucking out all the "roots" (v15) in order not to be cast off.
As we have said before, "bitterness" in Scripture does not refer to what pastors generally think of. There is no passage in Scripture that associates the word "bitterness" to "unforgiveness", but there are a multitude of passages that associate "bitterness" to hating God's judgments. In other words, "bitterness" in Scripture (when used in a negative sense) refers to man's resentment against God's actions or decrees because he considers them "unfair" or "unjust". This is certified by the fact that "bitterness" is associated with Esau (v16) in the passage above. Can anyone honestly say that God rejected Esau because he refused to forgive his brother Jacob for the trick that Jacob played on him in Genesis 27:1-40? Didn't in fact Esau spare Jacob's life when he could have very easily killed him (Genesis 33:1-18)? Doesn't in fact Scripture portray Esau's wrath against Jacob that day as a figure of God's wrath against Jacob for his tendency to use human means to achieve God's will (Genesis 32:30, Genesis 33:10-11)? All of this clearly shows that Esau's "bitterness" does not refer to Esau not forgiving Jacob. What, then, was Esau's "bitterness" about? The answer can be found in verse 16 above: Esau sold his one and only birthright for one morsel of food. This means that he was willing to pass up on a one-time eternal opportunity in order to enjoy a one-time opportunity for temporal blessings. In other words, Esau valued the temporal over the eternal. Throughout his life (even from before he was born - Romans 9:10-13), God used Jacob's life as a living example that constantly condemned this attitude in Esau's heart (Genesis 25:27), but Esau refused to admit his wrongdoing. "Bitterness" then began to take root in his heart as God continued to insist that he value eternal things. When he gave away his birthright for some food, it was "business as usual" for Esau, because that had been his behavior all of his life. This is why he did not realize the eternal consequences of the decision he had just made (Genesis 25:34). Later on, when even his father Isaac (who had an unGodly bias in favor of him - Genesis 25:23-28) refused to give him a blessing (Genesis 27:38-40), Esau became bitter, because he was forced to face the fact that there was only one blessing (Genesis 27:38). Just as God had told him all of his life, there are consequences to valuing the temporal over the eternal, and one eternal blessing is worth more than 10,000 temporal blessings (Psalm 84:10). Esau became bitter because he was unwilling to accept God's judgment against the attitudes of his heart; he hated God for "imposing" His judgments on him, and that is the "root of bitterness" that Hebrews 12:15 is talking about. This is the reason why the verses that come before (Hebrews 12:4-13) do not deal with the issue of "forgiveness" but rather with accepting Fatherly chastisement from God.
In conclusion, non-diligence to pluck out all unrighteousness, along with bitterness against God's judgments, (v15) causes people's hearts to be deaf to God's voice. This deafness then leads to irrevocable consequences, and, when people finally become aware of those consequences, any plea for mercy will go unheard by God (v17). "A deaf ear for a deaf ear" ... our God repays defiant deafness with unswerving deafness of His own (Jeremiah 7:16).]
In the prophetic word given to sister Paula, the Lord pronounces Jeremiah 14:11-16 against the preachers of America and their faithful:
"11Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for their good. 12When they fast,I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence. 13Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place. 14Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart. 15Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed. 16And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them." (Jeremiah 14:11-16)
Notice how verses 11 and 12 once again emphasize the fact that God shall lend a deaf ear to those who have refused to hear Him. Once He closes the door of repentance, no one can force God to open the door again, and no one else can open the door in His stead, for He is the only one who determines the seasons for repentance (Revelation 3:7-8, Isaiah 22:22, Job 12:14).
In verses 13 through 15, the Lord speaks against the false prophets --- the prophets of Baal --- who say that "everything is alright" and that no judgment is on the way. Notice how verse 14 declares that these prophets speak out of the "deceit of their heart". In other words, many of them are well-meaning people who simply cannot accept that God could possibly be angry with the Church in America. Their emotional attachment to the land and to the Church causes them to immediately shut off their prophetic hearing any time a serious word of indictment against America is said to them by God. They put their hands over their ears, and they childishly shout, "It ain't so!! It ain't so!! My God of love and mercy ain't so!!"
This morning (January 16, 2006), the Lord specifically told me to access brother Kim Clement's website and to read his most recent prophetic words. I then found a posting about a dream he had had on December 16, 2005. In it, he was on an airplane that had to be "diverted" to avoid the New York area because a huge red storm was over New York. After briefly narrating the dream, brother Clement then concludes, "I felt that God was telling me that there would be an attack against New York which would be credible but not successful". Notice the cautious word "felt" that brother Clement inserted in that comment. In the dream, there was no element indicating that the storm could be aborted. Instead, it spoke of the airplane having to be diverted because New York was "inaccessible". Therefore, the feeling that the attack would "not be successful" came from Kim Clement's heart, not from God. Brother Clement's dream speaks of an event that already happened in the spirit realm in New York (and America), and it's an event with irrevocable consequences.
In the dream, Kim Clement represents the prophetic remnant, and the flying plane that was headed for New York represents the latter-rain visitation of God upon New York and America. The great storm represents the fiery wrath of God against the spiritual resistance His remnant found in New York (and America) as it spiritually surveyed the area, and the plane's diversion represents the fact that God's remnant will have to go elsewhere as New York (and America) gets spiritually cleaned up by the storm.
Kim Clement is a wonderful prophet of God (whom God loves dearly), but, just like most prophets in America, he is emotionally biased in favor of America and the Church. America's prophets admit that America has "issues", but they don't see them as "too big a deal". America's prophets are not aware of the deep underlying matriarchal roots in America's Church, roots that have to be destroyed in order for God's purposes to be fulfilled. They are trying to "restore" a religious wooden house that God has already cursed unto destruction. That house must be burned down, not restored!!! Without the destruction of the 46-year-old temple, the new temple cannot be fully raised up. However, the believers in America have invested so much time and effort into their rat-infested religious wooden house that they are unwilling to see it burn to the ground, and they believe that the raising up of a new structure would take "too long" and require too much sacrifice:
"19Jesus answered and said unto them,Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?" (John 2:19-20)
The fact that the Lord prompted me to read Kim Clement's dream on January 16, 2006, exactly one calendar month after brother Clement had had the dream (on December 16, 2005) is no spiritual coincidence. As we have said before, the number "16" refers to the Church's stubborn insistence on a spiritual revival where the prophetic remnant remains subdued under the pastoral matriarchy. This is the spiritual number America is stuck at, and it has been unwilling to take the final leap that will launch it into "17", which represents the manifestation of God's prophetic remnant. To God, "16" ain't so "sweet" when it hinders you from reaching "17".
When I read the date "December 16" in Kim Clement's dream, it struck a chord in my heart. It is as if that date had been stored inside my mind as a spiritually important date. When I began to search for computer files I had modified on that date, I realized that that was the exact date that the Lord had marked in my heart as a "milestone" date regarding America's spiritual atmosphere. That morning, I woke up with a sense of restlessness, and, all that morning, I was on the Internet looking for information regarding a phrase I had heard in my heart ("35 degrees to the left") on November 16, 2005. Because of the information I found on the Internet that day (December 16), I became even more restless (and I do mean "restless") about America's spiritual future over the next 3+ years. I then went through 7 days of personal agony trying to understand God's word regarding America, and on December 23, 2005 (a date the Lord had whispered to my heart some weeks earlier), I finally understood that there was no place in America for the remnant over the next 3-and-a-half years (a half-year of the 4-year delay has already passed), and I understood even more clearly that the U.K. and Europe would become the spiritual focus of God's eyes during that period.
Yes, brother Clement, the plane has already been diverted. In a spiritual (and, in some cases, a literal) sense, the remnant was not allowed to land and take root in New York, and it will have to go somewhere else as New York and America get cleaned up of its stubbornness. God has too much spiritual work to do, and there is too little time to do it. He cannot cross His arms and "restfully" wait for America to get its act together (Matthew 10:23). He has chosen to visit Europe and prepare her in the meantime.
As some of you may have noticed, the number "16" appears throughout the last 3 chapter and verses cited by sister Paula in the prophetic word given to her by God:
This is no spiritual coincidence. It is an indictment against the spiritual place where the American Church's wagon got stuck. It has been unable to get to "17".
The fact that I am writing these paragraphs on January 16, 2005 is no spiritual coincidence. Through no intention of my own, I was not allowed by the Lord to finish the writing of this word until today, which happens to be "Martin Luther King Day" in the United States. Martin Luther King (MLK) is most famous for his "I have a dream" speech, and, as this holiday has approached, many have been debating about whether MLK's "dream" has come true or not. The obvious answer is "No". The "Promised Land" that MLK saw the people getting into has not been reached. Why? Because of the toleration of unrighteousness, which plagued MLK's life and caused him to be cut short ahead of time. It is "curious" that Kim Clement's narration of his dream starts with the words "I had a dream...". God had a dream about doing a mighty work in America, a work that would have started in the late spring and early summer of 2005, but America did not share in the zeal of His dream. Therefore, the dream was postponed, and the army that was poised to cross the Jordan and conquer the Promised Land will have to wait for 3-and-a-half years. Shame! America was deceived for following leaders who proclaimed "peace, peace" when there was no peace.
When God spiritually came as a "foreigner" to visit America's Church, America gave her the cold shoulder. America cared more about her wooden house than about God Himself. She was uninterested in understanding the "foreign language" spoken by God because she was too enamored with the language of her institutionalized ways. No wonder a British/American group called "Foreigner" (formed by a Briton in New York, according to wikipedia.org) sang the following words:
[Lyrics from the 1977 song "Cold as Ice", adapted from lyricalcontent.com]
You're as cold as ice
never take advice
-------- (Paragraph 1)--------
seen it before
You're as cold as ice
You want Paradise
as ice, you know that you are
The Church in America wants the "Paradise" of spiritual revival and heavenly blessings, but it is looking for them in visible "gold", disregarding the invisible offer made by the Foreigner who has visited her with love in His heart. She "closed the door" and forced the Foreigner to go away. She will therefore "pay the price" because, like Esau, she was willing to "sacrifice His love" for a temporary morsel of Canaanite acceptance and Girgashite conformity.
In the same way that Hispanics have said to the American culture, "Green-go home to Europe where you belong!! We rule the New World!!", America has told God's prophetic green horse to go home! That is what happens when you tolerate the unrighteousness of others --- you eventually adopt their unrighteous ways.
Sister Paula sent her prophetic word to us on December 26, 2005. She declares that the Lord was unable to speak to her through the entire day of xmas. There is a prophetic reason for this. As we have shared before, xmas 2005 marked a season in which Christians in America were busy shopping and carrying out their religious traditions while an angry decree against America was being proclaimed in the spirit realm, a decree which includes earthquakes. "Coincidentally", sister Paula sent her prophetic word exactly one calendar year after the tsunami of South Asia, which was initiated by one of the most massive earthquakes in history.
In 1995, a group called "Collective Soul" had a hit song entitled "December". This song's lyrics are a prophetic declaration of the half-hot, half-cold love that the Church has towards God and His prophetic-remnant spirit:
Why drink the water from my hand?
Contagious as you think I am
Just tilt my sun towards your domain
cup runneth over again
Don't scream about, don't think aloud
Turn your head now, baby, just spit me out
Don't worry about, don't speak of doubt
Turn your head now, baby, just spit me out
Lost as you swear I am
Don't throw away your basic needs
Ambiance and vanity
//December promise you gave unto me
December whispers of treachery
December clouds are now covering me
December songs I no longer sing//
The Church says that she loves God for who He is, but when God shows Himself as the God of justice and judgments, she gets away from Him as if He were contagious. This is why God sarcastically tells her to "tilt" (i.e.- twist) His Sun of righteousness and judgments in order to rationalize the unrighteousness in her pastoral domain, and He tells her to get drunk on "blessings" (Jeremiah 51:39-40), with her "cup running over".
He then tells the Church to stop complaining about His word and to stop her internal debate over whether she should accept His truth or not. He is calling her to a place of definition. If she really has "issues" with His word, she should stop playing both sides and make up her mind against Him. It is as if God were saying,
On the one hand, those in America who are semi-receptive to God's remnant spirit are willing to follow Him to "higher ground". But, halfway up, they start complaining that He is "lost", because He is taking them to places that are strange to their souls. Their souls then begin to long for Canaanite "ambiance" and the "vanity" of Hittite spiritual power.
The Church in America gave God a "December promise". December is the month in which the year ends, meaning that the Church promised God that she would finish the course and follow Him till the end, until she crossed the finish line with Him, but she retracted on her promise. This is why the spiritual atmosphere during December 2005 began to fill up with "whispers of treachery"; the one who had promised to serve God forever betrayed Him and handed Him over to the enemy. The Church left His "little ones" (i.e.- Him) with no supportive covering; she left Him to be covered by the "December clouds" of gloom and "xmas-spirit depression". Therefore, the Lord shall repay treachery with treachery. He has inserted His Trojan horse into the Church in America, and, out of it, judgment shall pour out against her. The Lord no longer sings "December songs" about this version of the Church in America. He shall expose her to 4 years of treatment and create a new version about which He will finally be able to sing that "she shall be completed", that she shall reach the December of her days.