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Prophetic word for today

Niger

First posted: August 15, 2005

Word received: August 2005

Received by: Shamah-Elim Bible Studies

 

In recent months, the west-African nation of Niger is suffering through a terrible famine of Biblical proportions that is placing some 2.5 million people (1/5 of its 11-12 million population) in danger of starving to death. In the last year, Niger went through a devastating drought, the worst in 15 years. The problem was compounded by a plague of locusts that ate up the little remaining vegetation. World aid to this nation has been slow in coming because of the world's focus on aiding the South Asia victims of the xmas tsunami in 2004. Niger's government had been issuing warnings about the oncoming famine since November 2004. Ironically, Niger's government has also been reluctant to release food rations to the population for fear of upsetting the market price of cereal.

 

Niger's neighbors to the west are also in danger of starvation. According to a British NGO (non-governmental organization), 1.1 million are at risk in Mali, especially in Timbuktu, Gao, and Kidal; 800,000 are at risk in Mauritania, and 500,000 in Burkina Faso. According to the United Nations, this crisis would have required US$1 per person had it been dealt with late last year. Now, it will require US$8 per person. As opposed to other African nations in need of aid in the past, Niger is not a nation gripped by war or by major accessibility problems. Ironically, torrential rains began hampering the delivery of aid into landlocked Niger now that the world is beginning to pay attention.

 

{Most of the information above was obtained from BBC World, Fox News Channel, and NBC News reports}

 

 

This is the prophetic interpretation of these events:

The black horse

The word "Niger" literally means "black" (it appears in Acts 13:1). Therefore, the Niger crisis is a physical manifestation of the black horse of the Apocalypse, which, as we have said in various articles and words, is already galloping across the Earth in the spirit realm. Since everything that happens in the spirit realm has consequences and manifestations in the natural realm, it is not surprising that situations such as Niger's crisis have arisen.

 

The black horse of famines produces high prices for the "wheat" and the "barley" (Revelation 6:5-6). In the natural realm, "wheat" and "barley" are cereals, which correlates with the fact that Niger's government was reluctant to release food rations to the starving population for fear that it would lower the market price of cereal. This attitude sounds ludicrous, illogical, and outrageous to the natural mind, but it becomes "understandable" when one realizes that the Niger crisis is spiritually related to the black horse. 

 

Because of the high prices of the "wheat" and "barley", the black horse produces scarcity. Niger's worst drought in 15 years brought a scarcity of water and vegetation, and the plague of locusts compounded that scarcity. When the aid recently began to flow in, its delivery was ironically hampered by torrential rains. Therefore, as opposed to other famines in Africa, this famine was not caused by civil war or other man-made phenomena. It was caused by phenomena beyond the control of man. This is consistent with the operation of the black horse because the black horse's scarcity is produced by an invisible voice. The black horse is an "undercover" horse sent into the Church's structures by those who have left the Church's human coverings and are out in the "wilderness". The black-horse judgments are unleashed by the remnant from the "blackness" of wilderness anonymity.

 

"And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine." (Revelation 6:6)

[The word "beasts" is a mistranslation of the Greek word zoon, which means "living being". Notice that John "heard a voice" in the midst of the 4 living beings. He did not see who was pronouncing the judgment word; he just heard the voice. This speaks of anonymity and invisibility.]

 

The fact that such a massive famine went unnoticed between November 2004 and July 2005 means that this famine was "anonymous" for some 8 months. This only emphasizes the spiritual connection between this famine and the "anonymous" and "invisible" black horse. 

 

The Niger government began issuing warnings of the oncoming famine in November 2004. As we share in a previous word, the green horse of earthquakes was manifested in the physical realm in the December 26, 2004 tsunami disaster in South Asia. The green horse is the horse that comes right after the black horse, so it is not surprising that the black horse began manifesting itself in the land of Niger (i.e.- "black") one month earlier.

 

The December 2004 tsunami was also caused by non-human events, but the news of that disaster spread around the world in a matter of hours. The Niger famine has the potential to kill 10 times more people than the people who died in the December 2004 tsunami. Yet, it has stayed relatively anonymous. Why? Because the December 2004 tsunami was a manifestation of the green horse, which speaks of a "preliminary manifestation" of God's prophetic remnant.

 

As we also share in a previous word, October 27, 2004 was a significant date in history. That day, the Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in 86 years. In that World Series, the Red Sox defeated the Cardinals, a team also known as the "redbirds" and whose official color is a bright tone of red. In that Series, Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling pitched courageously as one of his socks turned red with blood when a suture in his recently-operated ankle came open (i.e.- "separated"). On October 27, 2004, as the Red Sox were clinching their Series victory, a lunar eclipse occurred in the Western Hemisphere; in many parts of the American continent, the moon could be seen as having a shade of "red" over it during the eclipse. As we also share in the prophetic word regarding October 27, 2004, the fact that the Red Sox played against the "Cardinals" speaks of God's confrontation against the Girgashite spirit that believes in religious titles and hierarchies, which is exactly what the red horse comes to do, since the red horse comes to challenge the set ways and structures of "higher-ranking", older brother Cain. Therefore, we can safely conclude that the Red Sox victory on October 27, 2004 was a physical manifestation of the red horse of the Apocalypse. This means that we can call October 2004 "Red October". The horse that comes after the red horse is the black horse, which appeared in Niger during "Black November" 2004. The next horse, the green horse, appeared in the Indian Ocean during "Green December" 2004. All 3 horses (plus the white horse) have been galloping full-force ever since.

 

According to the United Nations, US$1 per person would have been enough to deal with the crisis back in November 2004, but the delay in the aid has raised the cost per person to US$8. As we have said before, the number "8" in Scripture speaks of "regeneration". This once again points to the black horse. Why? Because the black horse is invisibly sent into the Church to show those who remain under the Church's human structures how spiritually empty and fruitless those structures really are. In other words, the black horse emphasizes the need to destroy those structures in order to "start over", which speaks of 8-dollar regeneration. The old structures cannot be "repaired" with "1" dollar because they are too inherently rotten at the core to be "touched up". Those who heed the shout of the red horse and go out into the wilderness are the first to become aware of this need for regeneration. The ones who choose to stay behind do so because they have an inordinate faith in the Church's coverings. The black horse then comes in "undercover" to judge this inordinate faith. Those who harden their hearts, despite the black horse's judgments, are doomed to be buried alive under the human coverings they defend when those clay coverings cave in on them during the green horse's spiritual earthquake. Those who soften their hearts will be able to hear the red-horse shout that they had originally ignored, and will be able to leave before it's too late.

 

Black independence

Many of those who hesitate to leave the Church's structures when the red horse shouts do so because they are afraid to "walk out on their own". They are so used to depending on a "higher figure" that it becomes impossible for them to live without a human covering over their heads. The situation in Niger is a physical manifestation of this spiritual dependence. Niger is right to the north of Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa. The relatively prosperous nation of Ghana is also nearby. Even so, Niger requires the help of non-African nations to resolve its crisis. Without "international" attention, Niger was condemned to death by starvation, despite the proximity of African nations such as Nigeria and Ghana. This reveals the underlying spirit of external dependency still prevalent in Africa.

 

Evangelist Reinhardt Bonke has held massive crusades in Nigeria where millions have converted in a short period of time. He has also held massive crusades in other African countries, with the same results. Nations such as Kenya now have a large percentage of "Christians". Still, all this "successful" evangelism has not led to a true transformation of Africa's moral fabric. Corruption and occultism still abound, and Africa has been unable to stand up as a truly independent continent. As we have said before, the failure of so much evangelism to truly transform Africa is because such evangelism has been "pastoral" in nature. The focus has been on saving people from the pain of hell and getting them to attend a "Christian" church regularly so that they can officially call themselves "Christian". This leads to believers who are forcibly "held united" by the broken net of sentimentalist soul communion and who are left to rot inside the boats of religious structures. Pastoral evangelism leads to believers who are saved from hell instead of believers who are saved unto God. The focus is on eliminating the pain of eternal torment in hell, not in the fulfillment of God's righteousness and purposes in the lives of others.

 

When evangelists work to supply souls for the pastoral matriarchy in the Church, they beget generations of soulish believers who never grow in the Spirit, which leads to believers who are permanently dependent on the "guidance" and "grace" of other men. The black horse comes to confront this abhorrent dependence by revealing its spiritual emptiness to those who are too afraid to come out from under the covering of human structures.

 

The fact that the African nations in famine crisis could not be helped by their African neighbors for 8 long months is a physical manifestation of this spiritual dependence. The 4 nations in this crisis (Niger, Mali, Mauritania, and Burkina Faso), became independent in 1960, some 45 years ago!!! Still, these nations continue mired in economic and social underdevelopment. Many might claim that these nations are victims of their "colonial past", and, to a certain extent, they are. Yet, regions such as Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong clearly show that there are other issues to consider.

 

As many of you may know, Taiwan is a small island to the southeast of mainland China. The anti-communist Chinese fled from China in 1949 when the cursed Amorite Mao took over China a few years after the end of World War 2. When the Chinese arrived, Taiwan was a desolate and backward island with few natural resources. In the early 1950s, Taiwan was poorer than some of the poorer countries in Latin America at the time. Despite the limitation in natural resources and the perennial threat of a military invasion by communist China, Taiwan found a way to grow and develop, and it is now a modern and successful economy in the world stage. South Korea was also a very poor nation after World War 2 and the Korean war. South Korea was able, however, to channel U.S. economic aid so as to jumpstart their economic development, and they are now a modern and very successful economy as well. Hong Kong, a British colony for 157 years, is a group of very small islands off the south coast of China. These small islands have a whopping population of over 5 million people. Despite the limited space and resources, Hong Kong flourished into a financial and industrial power in the world stage.

 

Regions such as Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong began their rise in the early 1950s in the midst of limiting and pressing circumstances, and they also had to overcome a "colonial past". Taiwan and South Korea were occupied by the oppressive Japanese for many years, and Hong Kong was a British colony for decades. Yet, they were able to grow and develop "on their own". On the contrary, most of the African nations became independent by the late 1950s and early 60s, but, despite their abundant natural resources, they remain mired in economic stagnation, civil conflicts, and cultural underdevelopment, even to this day. All the economic aid poured into Africa by Europe and the United States has done little to solve these problems, and after 40+ years of independence, Africa still needs the help of the world's major economic powers to fix her problems.

 

The black horse comes to foster independence from slavery to man. Those who become aware of the spiritual emptiness of dependence will be free. Those who hold on to that dependence and slavery will face an inevitable and tragic spiritual end. All of this is being played out in the natural realm in the Niger famine.

 

"22For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lordís freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christís servant. 23Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. 24Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God." (1 Corinthians 7:22-24)

[The word "servant" that appears in this passage was translated from the Greek word doulos, which literally means "slave"]

 

"10For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 11But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man." (Galatians 1:10-11)

[The word "servant" in verse 10 was also translated from the Greek word doulos, meaning "slave"]

 

50% and 20% on your own

In Niger, 20% (one fifth) of the population is in danger of starving to death. In the 4 countries affected (Niger, Mali, Mauritania, and Burkina Faso), a total of almost 5 million people are in danger of death by starvation, and 50% of those 5 million are in Niger. These percentages point to the following passage:

 

"1And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. 2And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward." (Luke 16:1-2)

 

In this passage, the rich man represents God, and the steward represents anyone who has gifts from God which he or she must give an account for. Therefore, the steward represents any believer, including those whom the Church officially calls "ministers". Notice that someone went to the rich man (i.e.- God) to accuse the steward of misusing the rich man's goods (v1). Notice also that the rich man did not reprimand the accuser for being a "tattletale", neither did he reprimand him by saying, "How dare you say something bad about my steward; if he is doing something wrong, that problem is between me and he". Instead, he called the steward to make him account for his stewardship and to discharge him (v2). This means that, whenever one of God's stewards begins to misuse His goods, God expects someone "in the house" to get upset for Him, go out of the house, and tell Him about the misuse. Obviously, the person who accused the steward was not the one being robbed by the steward, which means that this "accuser" was voicing a selfless concern for goods that were not his. When most people (including believers) are upset over an injustice, they are generally upset because that injustice affected them in some personal way. When the injustice affects others, most people are likely not to care either way.

 

"20For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. 21For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christís." (Philippians 2:20-21)

 

However, God is looking for men and women who share His zeal for righteousness, who will get upset at unrighteousness regardless of any personal interest or stake. God wants believers who will feel so uncomfortable around deliberate unrighteousness that they will be quick to go to Him and declare judgment word against that unrighteousness. The moment you become aware of your spirit authority to make judgments and conquer unto God, you begin to walk in the "male impartation" of the white-horse anointing. When you "get upset for Him" and "go out of the house", you are heeding the red-horse shout. When you "tell Him about the misuse", you are acting like a black-horse rider sending invisible judgments back towards the steward you left behind inside the house.

 

Notice what the steward decides to do once the judgment word sent from the outside hits him inside the house:

 

"3Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. 4I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. 5So he called every one of his lordís debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord? 6And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. 7Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore." (Luke 16:3-7)

 

When the steward says "I cannot dig" (v3), he is referring to the lack of "wheat". As we studied before, the black horse comes to consume the excess "wheat" of emotional experiences (Revelation 6:6). This excess wheat is used in Church to mask the absence of God's prophetic-oil presence. When this excess wheat is eaten by believers, they become spiritually emptier and emptier on the inside, but this emptiness is faked out by the temporary (and void) "religious" experience of the wheat. In a sense, to binge on this excess wheat is to dig a deeper and deeper hole of Hittite emptiness and purposelessness that will act as the grave for your prophetic calling. Therefore, when the steward says "I cannot dig", he is declaring that the black horse ate up all the excess "wheat", so he can no longer use "emotional, religious experiences" to mask the fact that God has already stripped him of his prophetic grace and calling. The other people in the house with him cannot be faked out with "wheat", because all the excess wheat is gone!

 

When the steward says "to beg I am ashamed" (v3), he is referring to the lack of "barley". As we studied before, the black horse comes to consume the excess "barley" of material prosperity and physical activities (Revelation 6:6). This excess "barley" is used as an "evangelistic" tool to draw people into church. Many of the stewards in the Church encourage fellow believers to pray towards the wide gate of their own covetous desires; in the "wide gate" (Matthew 7:13), short-term wishes get granted at the expense of your long-term, eternal reward. At the wide gate, believers kick and scream like bratty little children, demanding that their temporary "barley wishes" get granted. The black horse, however, comes to shut the wide gate, which forces the bratty little children to become frustrated. Since the "barley" gives them "status" (Isaiah 39:1-4), wide-gate believers have a hard time singing the Temptations' hit song "Ain't too proud to beg". This is the reason why the steward was unwilling to "beg", even when he was out of his much needed "barley" (thanks to the black horse).

 

When the steward saw himself out of "wheat" and "barley" and "out of a job", he chose to seek a new "employer". This means that, once the red-horse believers come out from the steward's covering, the steward immediately loses his "spiritual post" in the eyes of God. Many pastors and teachers continue with leadership titles in many churches throughout the Body of Christ, but God has already cast them off, just as was the case with Saul. When David was anointed king of Israel (1 Samuel 16:13), Saul immediately lost the anointing as "king" in the eyes of God (1 Samuel 16:14). Yet, he continued acting as "king" in the eyes of men for many years after that.

 

Since these castaway stewards no longer have the spiritual backing of God, they are forced to strengthen their backing among men. To do so, they must water down and reduce the "complexity" of the gospel so that men will be interested in their "gospel services". The first thing they do is reduce the "oil debt" that believers have before God. In Luke 16:5, the steward tells the first debtor to reduce his oil debt from 100 measures down to 50. As we have said before, oil is most directly associated with the prophetic anointing. Therefore our "oil debt" before God refers to our responsibility before Him to move in His prophetic anointing. What, then, does it mean to deceitfully change our debt from 100 down to 50?

 

As we have said before, the number "50" speaks of Pentecost and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The Pentecostal outpouring of Acts 2:1-13 came after days of intense prayer by Jesus' disciples in an upper room in Jerusalem (Acts 1:12-14), and it led to the conversion and blessings of thousands on that day (Acts 2:32-47). Therefore, the number "50" here represents the prophetic impartation we receive as a result of the sacrifice of others. The prophet Jesus, the "Christ" ("Christ" means "Anointed One" in Greek), died on the cross so that you and I could share in His Anointing (Acts 3:22-26, Galatians 3:11-17). Jesus became the channel through whom you and I can share in the Anointing of God. In the same way, the Lord channels His Anointing through any believer who is willing to sacrifice him or herself for the sake of others. Therefore, we can say that 50% (50 out of a 100) of our oil debt before God is automatically covered by the sacrifice of others. It is as if half of our "oil bill" is paid by someone else.

 

Unfortunately, many believers deceive themselves into thinking that their "oil debt" is fully covered by the 50 measures they receive from others, without realizing that those 50 measures serve as a foundation upon which they must produce 50 more measures in order to cover the 100 measures that God requires of them. Those additional 50 measures must be produced by the believer in direct intimacy with God, as he or she battles in the Spirit for the sake of others. As you genuinely surrender your life to God and offer it as a living sacrifice for His purposes on Earth, God will begin to use you in the spirit realm to restore others. As He does, you will be exposed to prophetic suffering, which includes loneliness, Sheol experiences, and attacks of Hittite depression from the enemy. God will at times call you to do things that seem "crazy" to the natural onlooker, which will lead to much rejection and revilement from others (Matthew 5:11-12). In the midst of your prophetic suffering, however, your "shed blood" will be releasing powerful things into the spiritual atmosphere that will bless and transform the lives of countless others. Just as others gave of themselves so that you would freely share in the Anointing, you are called to give of yourself so that others may also share in that Anointing. This is how you produce the 50 additional measures of oil to fulfill your 100-measure "oil debt" before God.

 

The evil steward of Luke 16 also told another of the Lord's debtors to deceitfully reduce his "wheat debt" from 100 measures down to 80. In the past, we have said that "wheat" is generally associated with "prophetic grace". In the context of Luke 16:1-12, however, the "wheat" is referring to something else. Why? Because "wheat" here is being contrasted to "oil", and "prophetic grace" is already represented by the 100 measures of oil. As opposed to wheat, oil is a liquid, which speaks of "prophetic fluidity" that is not limited to the shape of a specific "structure" or "methodology". Wheat, on the other hand, is a grain that can appear to "flow" like a liquid when poured in large quantities, but is, in the end, a solid that can be "recovered" if it is spilled on the ground (you can't "recover" spilt liquid). When oil flows, it acts as a unified stream; when an oil stream reaches the ground, a single puddle is formed. When wheat grains "flow", they act as multiple individual particles that are flowing together; once the grains hit the ground, however, they all separate into multiple different directions.

 

According to Luke 16:1-12, the Lord's debtors were given both "oil" and "wheat", which means that both items refer to the grace that God has given to us, and for which we must give an account (Matthew 25:14-30). This "accountability" is the reason why God's freely-imparted grace creates a "debt" between us and God. As we have shared before, the two ministries most related to grace are the prophetic and the evangelistic ministries. The prophetic ministry is related to "spiritual grace", while the evangelistic ministry is related to "natural grace". Therefore, based on all that we said above, we can safely say that the "oil" of Luke 16:1-12 speaks of "prophetic grace", while the "wheat" speaks of "evangelistic grace". Since "evangelistic grace" is more "natural" in its nature, it correlates with the wheat's granularity, since the Spirit is indivisible, as opposed to temporal things, which are divisible (John 19:23-24). The fact that the evangelistic ministry is related with "spiritual multiplication" also correlates with the wheat grains' multiplicity. The fact that wheat expands across the floor when it is spilled also correlates with the fact that the evangelistic ministry is a ministry of "spiritual expansion".

 

Therefore, the 100 measures of wheat in Luke 16:7 speak of the evangelistic grace we are accountable for. As we have shared before, the number "80" is related in Scripture to "evangelistic multiplication" that downplays God's righteousness and judgments. "Canaanite" evangelism (i.e.- pastoral evangelism) downplays judgments because it is "painful" to talk about them, and it is "painful" to experience them. In a wider sense, therefore, the number "80" speaks of "evangelistic multiplication" that does not require a painful price on one's part. When we believed in the Lord, we were freely sharing in the victory of others who had to fight against Amorite strongholds in the air so that we could be free. We freely received "80 measures of evangelistic victory" from others, but God requires 100 measures from us, meaning that we must produce the other 20 measures on our own.

 

In Scripture, the number "20" is the number of "young warriors", since 20 was the age when the Israelites were old enough to fight (Numbers 1:3). Therefore, we produce the additional 20 measures as we fight in the spirit realm against Amorite strongholds in the air. This fighting will flow out of a direct intimacy with God. The Lord will place specific people and spirits that you must pray against in specific places. God will expand your spiritual interest to different regions of the world and will show you what you must fight against in order to conquer those regions unto God. As you engage in this spiritual conflict, you can rest assured that you will face a terrible backlash in your personal life. The Amorite spirits are strong-willed and determined by nature, so they will never, ever give up without a fight. You must forcibly wrest control away from them. Otherwise, they will hold on to it for life. This means that a person more strong-willed and determined than the Amorites must come against them in order to defeat them (Luke 11:21-22). During the struggle, however, the Amorite spirits will send their subservient Jebusites, Hittites, Girgashites, and Canaanites against you. Out of nowhere, you will suffer vicious attacks against you in your personal life, and you will be able to see how those attacks are a direct consequence of things you have pronounced against the Amorites in the spirit realm.

 

To produce the additional 20 measures of "wheat", you must walk in God's warrior nature (Exodus 15:3). You must be willing to fight against Amorite spirits and against the men and women who uphold those spirits. This is the reason why Jesus would engage in such nasty confrontations against the religious leaders of His days on Earth. To walk in the evangelistic anointing of Yeshua, you must be a determined and unyielding warrior who will simply not be denied:

 

"7For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. 8He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me. 9Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up." (Isaiah 50:7-9)

[Notice how the believer challenges anyone to come against him in verse 8. Notice also how he refuses to be ashamed or put down by anyone (v7). As we have said before, Amorites institute a system of shame that works to put down anyone who begins to rise up and walk in his or her God-given spirit authority.]

 

"7But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted. 8Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. 9As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house." (Ezekiel 3:7-9)

 

The pastoral matriarchy has promoted an "effeminizing evangelism" that portrays an effeminate "God" of mushy "love". However, the God of Scripture, the God of Israel, is a mighty and fearsome God. God is love, and everything He does is a pure manifestation of Love, but His Love is different from our human conception of sentimentalist love. His Love is an intense, all-consuming Love. When you walk in His love, you will share in the intensity of God's emotions. You will share in His intense wrath and indignation against any unrighteousness; you will share in His intense compassion and outrage when you see others withholding the great potential in others; you will share in His intense jealousy when you see others take possession of sheep that are God's and God's alone, and you will share in His intense joy when you see others walking as sons and daughters of the Most High God. To quote a famous song from 1983, "love is a battlefield". Love is not a walk through DisneyLand.

 

In short, God freely gives 50% of the prophetic anointing through others, but we must produce the other 50% "on our own". Obviously, this other 50% will flow out of Him and through us, but it will be a product of a direct relationship with Him where we are willing to pay the price of prophetic suffering for others. In the same way, God freely gives us 80% of the evangelistic anointing through others, but we must produce the other 20% "on our own" as we walk in God's warrior nature. This requires the willingness to pay the price of evangelistic battle against Amorites. When you start producing the 50% extra "prophetic oil" and the 20% extra "evangelistic wheat", you go from being a "spiritual consumer" to a "spiritual producer".

 

If you are unwilling to pay the price to be a producer in Christ, you will remain in a state of permanent dependence on other men. This is exactly what the steward inside the "house" is counting on as he prompts others to lower their payment expectations. Once the steward convinces someone that God only demands 50 measures of oil and 80 measures of wheat, that person becomes unable to live in "spiritual independence", which turns the person into a "slave for life". When you are a lifetime slave, you have secure food and shelter for life. You don't have to risk yourself in the job marketplace. You don't have to risk getting hired one day and being laid off the next. You don't have to continue developing your skills so that your company may continue to desire your services. When you are a lifetime slave, there are no risks. You will never get fired, but you will never get "promoted" either. Being a slave to other men "saves" you from the burden of many responsibilities, and "all" you have to pay in return is your freedom and your opportunity to grow as a person.

 

When you remain a dependent slave of other men, God will see no reason to enlarge your grace. Why give something to someone who is not interested in using it?

 

"10He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 11If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another manís, who shall give you that which is your own?" (Luke 16:10-12)

 

Notice how verse 12 speaks of being faithful in that which is another's. This speaks of two things. For one, it refers to the accuser of Luke 16:1 who (as we said above) became disinterestedly concerned about the steward's mishandling of his lord's goods. If you only care about something when it affects you personally, you are showing yourself to be unfaithful with the stewardship that God has endowed you with. As a human being, you have been given the responsibility to make judgments and take dominion over all things on this Earth (Genesis 1:26-28, Psalm 82:1-6). No human action goes outside the scope of your spiritual authority because all mankind is connected by one blood (Acts 17:26), and, when you enter into the spirit realm, you transcend all natural limitations (1 Corinthians 5:3-5, Ezekiel 8:1-18) and can judge all things (1 Corinthians 2:14-16). When you limit the scope of your life to your own interests and needs, you are enclosing yourself inside a Perizzite village where you become a permanent slave of other men.

 

Verse 12 also speaks of another thing. God will endow you with prophetic and evangelistic grace through other people. When you choose not to use that grace as a foundation to build on, you are showing yourself to be "unfaithful in that which is another man's". The grace you receive through others is like a monetary gift that you must use to start and develop a business. If you simply eat up the money without investing it, you will prove yourself unworthy of the gift. Many people refuse to invest the grace they have received from others because investment involves risk and suffering. It is safer to simply sit on the money and consume it, but that safety turns you into a permanent slave.

 

Unfaithful stewards love people with a slave mentality. Why? Because it allows them to own others "for life". This is the reason why they try to sell others on the idea of being satisfied with 50% prophetic grace and 80% evangelistic grace. Even when they may get others to rewrite their "oil bill" and their "wheat bill", they can never change the amount that others really owe to God, because God is all-knowing, and He has a permanent copy of the original bill. These stewards' false generosity must always be repaid, with eternal interest.

 

Once you choose to become a permanent slave to men, God will not give you anything that is "your own" (Luke 16:12) because you were never willing to be an "independent producer" unto God. The steward used trickery to ensure himself a place to work at once he was kicked out of his lord's house. Notice how the steward himself became permanently dependent on the support of others. The stewards who want you to depend on them are themselves dependent on your support. Once they have been cast off by God, they are nothing if no one expresses a need for them.

 

Notice now what the Lord said about the unrighteous steward's actions: 

 

"8And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. 9And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations." (Luke 16:8-9)

 

This means that, in the midst of the steward's trickery, there is a principle we must imitate. The steward used his lord's resources to ensure himself a temporary covering under another man's roof. In other words, he used his lord's "eternal" resources to change from the "eternal" covering of his lord to the "temporary" covering of man. We must do the same thing, only in reverse, which means that we must use our "temporal" resources to change from the "temporal" covering of man to the "eternal" covering of God. As we have said before, the Greek word mammonas (translated as "mammon" in verse 9) refers to more than just "money". It refers to anything earthly that produces a sense of pride or self-worth. The believers with a slave mentality define their self-worth in terms of the church or pastor they "belong to". Therefore, their acceptance or membership within a given religious group is their "mammon". When they are called to sacrifice this "mammon" for the sake of an eternal covering from God, many of these believers prefer not to do so. The price is just too high, so they prefer to remain inside the temporal habitations of man. The steward did not think twice about selling his integrity and public credibility for the sake of a human covering. He saw such things as nothing when compared to having a roof over his head and having someone to provide for him. We should do the same, only in reverse. To us, the temporal mammon of religious "acceptance" and "respectability" should be as so much garbage when compared to having God Himself as our roof and our provider. Let him who has ears finally hear God's red shout of wrath and flee to the wilderness of prophetic fruitfulness.

 

"15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes." (Matthew 24:15-18)

[The "abomination of desolation" happens when the leader of a congregation proclaims himself as "permanently indispensable". When the "leader" preaches to others that they are "nothing" without him, it is time to "skip town", because to call yourself "permanently indispensable" is to proclaim yourself as "God", since only God is permanently indispensable in any person's life.

 

In ancient times, housetops were the places where people often went to pray because they had nothing but the sky above their heads. Therefore, those "on the housetop" (v17) are those who maintain a relationship of direct prophetic communion with God, even in the midst of their "congregational participation". Such people are called to forget all the "ministerial privileges" inside the house. Such privileges are as worthless rags of unrighteousness (Isaiah 64:6) in the lonely wilderness where God is the only valid covering (Revelation 21:3, 21:8, 21:22).]

 

If you are able to overcome the slave mentality that is prevalent inside the Church, you will become a spiritual producer, and you will be able to build towards the 100 measures of prophetic "oil" and evangelistic "wheat". As we have said before, the number "100" speaks of an atmosphere where God's kingdom is fully established and growing, which leads to the reign of His peace. It also speaks of a multiplication that transcends the physical and soul realms and reaches into the spirit realm. Those who do not shoot for "100" will never enter the kingdom of God, because His Kingdom is spiritual; it cannot be inherited by the physical flesh or the soulish blood (1 Corinthians 15:50). Those who do not shoot for "100" will only be able to see the Kingdom, even when they are not going to "hell" (John 3:3-5), because the slaves of men cannot share in the Kingship of God:

 

"24But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. 25But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 26And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28And I will give him the morning star. 29He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." (Revelation 2:24-29)

[Notice that those who "overcome" (v26) will be those who go against the doctrinal trends in Thyatira. At no point does the Lord ever say, "And to those who submit themselves to the doctrine of the ruling leadership, I will give power over the nations". Our relationship with God is at the end, an individual relationship. We are not judged in "groups". This is why the Lord speaks of believers in the singular in verse 26.]

 

"20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." (Revelation 3:20-22)

[Once again, the appeal is to individual believers. To "him" (not to "them") who overcomes, the Lord will grant to sit with Him in His throne (v21). In other words, the individual believers who break away from the crowd, heed His voice, and open the door of direct communion with Him (v20), will be allowed to sit in the throne of the Lord, which means that they will be allowed to sit in the throne of God.

 

Verse 20 is often used as an "evangelistic" tool, but, if you look at the entire passage carefully, you will notice that verse 20 is really directed at believers, not unbelievers. In the passage above, the Lord is speaking to the church in Laodicea, not to the unbelieving world. There are many, many churches around the world that are so busy "doing their thing" that they have shut the Lord Jesus out and have left Him standing outside the door. Those who break away from the door-closers and go open the door will "sup with Him", which means "direct and intimate communion" with the Lord in righteousness. Again, the reference to "supping with the Lord" is done in the singular in verse 20.]

 

From all of the above, it becomes evident why 20% of Niger's population is in danger of starving to death. Just like with the "wheat" of evangelistic grace, 80% of Niger's population is relatively safe from dying; it is the other 20% that needs help. Some 45 years after "independence", Niger and its neighbors to the west still need the help of non-African countries to provide for the 20% in danger, which shows that Niger and Africa as a whole have remained in a state of permanent dependence on the outside world. The black horse that God has sent into Niger has made this dependence painfully evident.

 

"Coincidentally", the African continent occupies around 20% of the world's surface. All of this points to the fact that Africa is a continent with a mighty evangelistic calling. Unfortunately, Africa has not lived up to the potential of its calling, and the famine in Niger is a judgment manifesting that failure. It is also an indictment against an evangelistic movement in Africa that has only sought to save Africans from hell but has shown no interest in having the African people reach true spiritual independence from man so that they may be dependent on God alone. When will the African people finally clamor unto God instead of clamoring unto men? When will Africa look itself in the mirror and say,

"If Taiwan can do it, so can we. If South Korea can do it, so can we. We must live up to the responsibility of our own unrighteousness and stop blaming the past. We abhor the traditions of our ancestors, and we abhor the corruption in our culture. We will destroy the past built by our ancestors and build a new, righteous future. We, not someone else, are the determiners of our own future. If we put our trust in God, and not in other men, He will raise us up to be a continent of strong and independent men and women who will glorify His Holy Name in righteous submission to Him."

 

God will continue sending the black horse into Africa until Africans are willing to break away from their cultural excuses and start forging a new destiny in truth and judgments. Stop being a slave of your ancestors and your culture, and be a slave of God and God alone!

 

Western "escapade" 

The nations most affected by the African famine are Niger, Mali, Mauritania, and Burkina Faso. These nations are all in western Africa. In future words, we will also see how the black horse is currently attacking other regions of the world that are also in the "west" (with respect to their geographical regions). There is a spiritual reason for this.

 

As we have shared before, the red horse comes against the spirit of Cain. The next horse, the black horse, comes against the spirit of Balaam, and the next horse, the green horse, comes against the spirit of Korah. The three names, Cain, Balaam, and Korah, reveal a "spiritual progression" that takes place as the horses of the Apocalypse are unleashed.

 

The name "Cain" literally means "possession". Therefore, it points to a condition where the "religious leadership" of the Church is in complete possession of God's people. The spirit of Cain traps people under very strict, religious structures that are based on human traditions and doctrine. Through these structures, people come under the tight control of the religious leadership. The red horse, therefore, comes to challenge these structures in order to create division and separate the true believers from these structures so that they can come under the possession of God. The red horse comes in the form of "little brothers" Abel who challenge Cain's methodologies. When Cain sees Abel, he always goes after him to kill him. Cain hates anyone who makes him "look bad", even when that other person is undeniably right. Once Cain "kills" Abel, the separation between the religious leadership and the remnant becomes official. The remnant (Abel) is "killed" in the sense that it disappears from the view of the religious leadership (Cain), but, even when "dead", the remnant continues to speak in the spirit realm:

 

"9And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brotherís keeper? 10And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brotherís blood crieth unto me from the ground. 11And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brotherís blood from thy hand; 12When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth." (Genesis 4:9-12)

 

When the invisible voice of Abel begins to be heard (v10), the black horse is unleashed upon the "religious leadership". This is the anonymous voice of the black horse referred to in Revelation 6:6. At this point, the religious leadership goes from being a "Cain" to being a "Balaam". The name "Balaam" literally means "not of the people", so it can be taken to mean "foreigner" or "stranger". This is the reason why the Lord tells Cain that he would become "a fugitive and a vagabond" (v12). In the spirit realm, after Cain kills Abel, he becomes like a wandering foreigner who is attacked by the voice of an invisible Abel. That is when Cain turns into Balaam.

 

In the natural realm, the prophetic remnant also becomes like a "wandering foreigner". Once they come out from under the possession of Cain and become a true possession of God, remnant believers are separated from Cain's structures (when they are "killed" by Cain) and are forced to wander in the black-horse wilderness of physical and emotional scarcity as they become fruitful in the Spirit.

 

According to Scripture, it is to the glory of man that he have his head "uncovered", but it is to the shame of woman that she have her head "uncovered" (1 Corinthians 11:6-7). Since "man" is a figure of the spirit and "woman" is a figure of the soul, this means that God's will for us is for our spirit nature to be openly manifested and to have our souls covered and submitted under our respective spirits. When remnant believers become spiritually fruitful in the wilderness, their spirit nature becomes manifested, which means that their spirit is "uncovered". On the other hand, the religious leaders (and their faithful followers) who refuse (or are afraid) to go out into the wilderness remain with their spirit nature submitted under their souls, which means that their souls remain "uncovered".

 

The name "Korah" literally means "bald", which refers to an "uncovered head". In the case of the wilderness believers, this "baldness" refers to the fact that their "male" spirit nature is finally uncovered and manifested, which is to their glory, since it is good for man to have his head "uncovered". In the case of the religious leadership, however, this "baldness" refers to the fact that their "female" soul nature remains uncovered, which is to their public shame, since it is not good for woman to have her head "uncovered". As the religious leadership is consumed by black-horse scarcity, the shame of its "soulishness" is made evident. This is when the leadership goes from being a wandering "Balaam" to a shamed "Korah". As the green horse appears, the remnant's spirit nature is manifested, and the leadership's soul nature is exposed.

 

When the leadership is in its "Cain" stage, it behaves like stubborn boars bent on their crooked ways. When the leadership enters into its "Balaam" stage, it morphs into vicious wolves that deceitfully offer temporary grace to maintain control of the Church. When the leadership enters into its "Korah" stage, it is exposed for what it really is: a bunch of self-deceived and soulish men who don't have the backing the God (Numbers 16:28-34).

 

Horse State of the religious leadership Name of spirit attacked Meaning

of name

Applied to the

religious leadership

(spirit realm)

Applied to the

remnant

(natural realm)

Red Self-willed boars Cain Possession The leaders possessing God's people The remnant coming under direct possession of God
Black Deceitful wolves Balaam Foreigner The leaders wandering like a foreigner in spiritual purposelessness as they flee from the voice of Abel's blood The remnant wandering like a foreigner in the wilderness of scarcity as they become spiritually fruitful
Green Self-deceived men Korah Bald The leaders exposed as mere souls with no support from God The remnant exposed as spirit beings

 

In the natural realm, the religious leadership is the one that "stays put" as the remnant flees, since the remnant is generally forced to physically separate itself from those who prefer to stay under the covering of man. In the spirit realm, however, the remnant is the one that "stays put". Remnant believers are people who had a longing to carry out God's will from the get-go, but who were unknowingly trapped within religious structures that were hindering them from carrying out that will. Therefore, the Lord comes to reveal these hindering structures so that these faithful believers may be able to carry out God's will. This means that remnant believers do not "move" from their spiritual place of submission to God's will; they are simply enabled to carry out that will. As God's will is made manifest, the religious leadership sees its control threatened, and, like Cain, they run away from God's will to an "isolated" spiritual place where they can continue carrying out their own will instead of God's.

 

In Scripture, God's manifestation is always associated with the east, as opposed to the west; the east is where the sun rises:

 

"1For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 2But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall." (Malachi 4:1-2)

 

"76And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; 77To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, 78Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, 79To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace." (Luke 1:76-79)

 

"1Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east: 2And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory." (Ezekiel 43:1-2)

 

Therefore, we can say that God's will is spiritually manifested in the "east". As that will is manifested through the red horse, Cain and his chain gang flee towards the "dark west", away from the rising Sun of Righteousness. As he flees, Cain turns into Balaam. It is in the "dark west" where Balaam and his gang get hit by the invisible black horse until Balaam turns into Korah and is exposed as nothing more than a bunch of self-deceived, soulish men who do not have the covering of God; this happens as the green horse appears.

 

As you may recall, over the last few decades, practically all of the major political, social, and "natural" crises in Africa have taken place in east Africa, in countries such as Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, and Rwanda. Therefore, the fact that this African famine is hitting west-African countries is a physical manifestation of Cain's flight towards the "dark west". It is in the "dark west" where Cain turns into Balaam and gets attacked by the "undercover" black horse.

 

The French connection

It is interesting to note that all 4 countries affected by the famine crisis (Niger, Mali, Mauritania, and Burkina Faso) are French-speaking nations; they are all former French colonies. "Coincidentally", France is currently going through a major drought of its own that has dried up many rivers and has French farmers very concerned.

 

As we share in a recent word, Air France recently suffered a major crash in Toronto, which served as a word of judgment against the Amorite-Girgashite spirit in France. As we have said before, the spirit of Cain is a stubborn defender of human traditions, which means that the spirit of Cain is strongly Girgashite, since Girgashites are staunch defenders of human traditions and methodologies. The fact that the spiritual Cains are too proud to admit the error in their methods, even when Abel presents them with irrefutable evidence, reveals that Cain has Amorite pride. Therefore, we can say that Cain is Amorite-Girgashite, which means that France has a strong presence of the "Cain spirit".

 

Since France represents the Cain spirit, we can safely say that Niger and its French-speaking neighbors represent the place to which Cain fled as it hid from the Sun of God's Righteousness. This is the reason why God sent the black horse into Niger to go after the fleeing "French Cain" (who turns into Balaam when he flees from God's truth). At the same time, France itself is being hit by the black horse of scarcity through a major drought that is leading to scarcity of water and scarcity of agricultural harvest.

 

France (and Europe as a whole) is being hit by God's black horse. God is attacking France's spiritual roots of unrighteousness and iniquity, and He is laying the foundation for a wonderful transformation in the latter days. All of the 309 people in the Air France Flight 358 crash in Toronto survived. In the same way, France will rise from God's judgment against it as a prophetic nation that will glorify God in the latter days. May God be allowed to do the same with Africa!