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Prophetic word for today (p.i.)

Pothole 52

First preliminary posting: August 28, 2006

E-mailed: July 8, 2005

Word received by: Julie Jackson Ward

 

I had a dream several weeks ago:

 

There was a group of us in a parking lot, and we all were getting into our perspective vehicles. I got in my truck, and there were other people in it with me, but I can't recall who they were. I am not sure where we were going, but I knew we all were going to drive there, and it was somewhere we all had been before. We all were going to the same place but not driving the same streets to get there.

 

When I looked to my left where I usually parked, there seemed to be a lot of dark water. So, instead, I drove straight and parked my truck. No one else was parked there, but there was someone that walked by my truck as I was getting out, and, he said, "It was a good thing you didn't park over there because it's deep water and you would have drowned". So I looked to my left to what used to be a parking lot and it was a lot of water but it didn't look deep. Then, I looked in the direction that I had come from, and there was a small car coming up that was going straight for the deepest part of the water. I didn't say or do anything because it was like I was in shock and unable to move. Then I saw the little car drive, and it was like plunged into a deep ocean, and they were gone. I began to scream and cry because all of a sudden I said, "My mother's in there ... my granddaughter's in there ... my aunt and uncle are in there ..." It was like I was recalling all of these people that may have been in that car. I began to scream and cry and go into deep mourning. Then I woke up and felt the same way that I had in the dream.

 

Holy Spirit began to speak to me about the meaning. Cars almost always signify ministry. Therefore, I believe the different cars in the parking lot signified different ministries that I am familiar or connected with. We were all driving in our own vehicles, and the different-size cars I believe were significant of types of ministries. The thing that really stood out about the dream was I was mourning about loved ones; however, the number of loved ones I was mourning about was far too many to have been in this tiny car. The other thing was I noticed that the parking lot where I usually parked didn't seem safe, so I didn't park there. The small car had to have seen it was different but kept going anyway. The person that spoke to me after I parked didn't try to warn me not to park in the unsafe area.

 

Our brief comments

 

{Fellow believer, there are threads in this dream that have been left unexplored or partially explored. We pray that you will follow up on these threads. If the Lord shares something with you regarding this dream, please let us know. Thank you.}

 

This dream has several elements to consider:

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Sister Julie wrote that everyone got into their "perspective" vehicles. Humanly speaking, I am sure that sister Julie meant to write that everyone got into their "respective" vehicles. However, I felt the word "perspective" hitting me in the Spirit, as if God had placed it there. As I meditated on it, I understood that the Lord is declaring that each vehicle represented a "human perspective" on how to live the Christian life. As we have said before, "vehicles" are a figure of "methodologies" and "traditions" (Girgashite methodologies and traditions when they are fashioned in the flesh). Therefore, the "perspective vehicles" are a figure of the traditions and methodologies fashioned by men through their human perspectives in order to achieve a successful "religious life". In short, the "perspective" vehicles represent what many refer to as "religion", i.e.- man trying to figure out a way to reach God.

 

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In the dream, all the vehicles were headed for the same destination. That destination is "church as usual", as shown by the following:

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They were driving to a place they had all been to before

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Sister Julie was initially planning to park where she usually parked

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In the dream, sister Julie did not have a definite awareness of where they were going, but she got there anyway. This speaks of "repetitive habits". As you may know, some people have been known, for example, to get in their cars and drive to work on Saturday out of pure instinct, even if they don't work on Saturdays, simply because the place they were originally going to had a similar route. This speaks of the power of learned traditions. As we have said before, traditions are fostered by teachers, and teachers are designed by God to be "methodically repetitive" by nature, saying the same thing over and over again until the student has absorbed the concept. The teacher endowment fosters "efficiency", which implies drafting procedures that eliminate the time required to "plan and think". If you can "automate" a task, it can be performed quickly without the need for the worker to spend time "thinking and questioning". Therefore, when teachers are not "perfected" (by becoming prophetic), they foster a Girgashite people of religious automata, spiritual androids who repeat traditions day after day, week after week, year after year, without ever wondering about the possible prophetic purposes behind the tasks they are performing. When asked about the eternal transcendence of their traditions, androids self-centeredly shrug their shoulders and reply, "That's just the way it is", which reveals that the repetition of those traditions is not being fostered by an internal, New-Covenant compulsion from the Spirit of God. This is the reason why sister Julie did not have an internal conviction about the place they were all going to. She simply followed her externally-learned impulses and got to their destination.

 

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As we have said before, the "left" side is the side of "prophetic intuition" that transcends the visible and peers into the invisible. Therefore, when sister Julie "looked to" her "left" to where she usually parked, she was able to perceive the dark water and the danger it posed. There was no danger visible to the natural, tradition-bound, Girgashite eye, but the danger became evident as it was beheld with prophetic eyes. Girgashites say to themselves, "We have done this a million times before, and that certifies its safety. Why should this time be any different than the others?". To Girgashites, experience always supersedes intuition. Sister Julie had parked there many times before, but, this time, she discerned that there was something different, an invisible danger that could cause very visible, deadly consequences. She allowed intuition to supersede experience, and she was spared from those consequences.

 

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The man that appeared after sister Julie parked elsewhere represents God's confirmation of His believer's prophetic actions. The man did not tell her of the danger before she parked because God was forcing her to look past Girgashite traditions and human understanding. She had to act based on "invisible evidence". Had she been told a priori about the danger, she would have been provided with "natural evidence" to avoid that parking spot. The danger, however, was spiritual in nature, and no amount of natural understanding would have been sufficient to render credibility to the danger. If you want to enter into the fullness of God's calling for your life, you must be willing to step out of the bunker of human understanding. Otherwise, that bunker shall be your tomb, for the bunker's safety is its invisible danger.

 

"27Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: 28For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 29Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead." (Luke 16:27-31)

 

"29And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. 30For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation." (Luke 11:29-30)

 

As you act in prophetic faith, God will confirm the truth of your words and actions. The confirmation will come to you first, and then it will come to the Girgashites who contended against you.

 

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As we have said before, Girgashites die by "drowning". This explains why the man said to sister Julie that she would have "drowned" had she parked in the place where she usually parked.

 

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The "parking lot" itself where all were heading to refers to the temporary place that the Church has permanently "settled" in due to its spirit of divided compromise.

 

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In the dream, the entire parking lot became filled with water. As I would read the dream, the word that would constantly appear in my head is "pothole". As many of you may know, large potholes are dangerous on rainy days because the rain water will fill up the hole and hide its depth. Therefore, it can be said that the entire parking lot turned into a giant and deceiving "pothole" that hid its abysmal depth.

 

The word "pothole" is a combination of the words "pot" and "hole". The word "pot" speaks of "containing vessels", which, in turn speaks to the Girgashite methods of containment. The word "hole" speaks of emptiness, which points to the Hittite spirits of emptiness and purposelessness. Therefore, the word "pothole" speaks of the Hittite abyss of purposelessness that is created in places where the Girgashite spirits are allowed to institute pointless human traditions of no transcendent value. Girgashites work for naught, and their tireless efforts result in bread of vanity and eternal emptiness.

 

"1Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. 2It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep." (Psalm 127:1-2)

 

As described on wikipedia.org and education.yahoo.com, the word "pothole" was originally used to describe holes with a "pot-like" deep round shape that are naturally formed in rocks by the eroding effect of loose stones whirling in strong rapids or waterfalls. These holes also appear on dry land, on the side of rocks where water once flowed.

 

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Los Angeles, California (USA) is famous for its many potholes. This is no spiritual coincidence. As we have said before, Los Angeles is a figure of the Latin American Canaanite-Hivite-Amorite influence in America, a debilitating influence whose danger most remain oblivious to. As we have said before, America has acted like Gedaliah when warned of the spiritual danger posed by this influence. Latin America is a "grace abuser". She has been doused with great blessings from above, but she has rewarded God by behaving like an ungrateful "bastard". She has become like an empty pothole that tries to hide her emptiness with "grace waters", and she has become a "pothole stumbling block" to God's purposes on Earth, for much was invested in her, and she refuses to provide spiritual returns on that investment. She has requested loans of grace from God, promising to pay, but she has only defaulted on those loans, claiming them as a right, not an act of voluntary mercy. She has taken this attitude into America, and she is now a dangerous pothole filled with waters of deceitful grace. Through that "danger hole", "turban Ishmael" shall enter to wreak havoc, and the danger dismissed by Gedaliah shall materialize in full. The L.A. "pothole" is a status-quo pit, a "cautious pit of aborted dreams", and, when it is full of water, it is an "ocean of stolen dreams".

 

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We received this dream via e-mail on July 8, 2005. Exactly 52 days later, Katrina hit New Orleans (on August 29, 2005), turning New Orleans into a giant water-filled "bowl" or "pot" (i.e.- a pothole). The Lord made us "forget" this dream, until recently. Yesterday, as we were getting ready to post the "Stowaway" word, the Lord spoke very clearly to my heart, and He said, "The water-hole dream is next, for it is the Stowaway word's sister dream. You must post it with urgency.". I then understood that this dream had to be posted today, August 28, 2006. "Coincidentally", today is exactly 52 weeks after August 29, 2005, the day Katrina struck New Orleans. This means that 52 days passed between the time this e-mail was sent and Katrina; 52 times 7 days (52 weeks) then passed after Katrina until this dream was posted, making for a total of 416 (52 times 8) days between the time this dream was e-mailed and the time it was posted. We did not do this on purpose! Our God is amazing, and His wisdom is inscrutable!

 

In the July 7, 2005 terrorist attacks on London, 52 innocent people were killed. Because of this, the Lord has always had me spiritually associate the number "52" with those attacks. Therefore, it is a stunning "coincidence" that this dream was e-mailed precisely the next day after the 7/7 attacks, on July 8, 2005. As we have shared before, the 7/7 attacks were a spiritual price that London was forced to pay due to America's spiritual negligence. The number "52", therefore, represents the death of people who are forced to go through (otherwise) unnecessary suffering on account of the stubborn negligence of others. God's Katrina judgment on America was part of His vengeance for the death of these "52", and more is to come (multiplied 7-fold), because Katrina went as unheeded as the initial warnings that led to the death of the "52". The "Uncle Tom" land of compromise shall be forced to take a side, for those who are not fully with Him are against Him:

 

"23He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. 24When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. 25And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. 26Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first." (Luke 11:23-26)

 

Notice that this dream involves one 52-day period (between the dream's e-mailing and Katrina) followed by seven 52-day periods (between Katrina and the dream's posting), making for a total of eight (=1+7) 52-day periods. This correlates with the 7-fold judgment mentioned above, and it correlates with America's failure to transition from "7" to "8", a transition that she will be forced to make through green-horse judgments. Thomas doubted the green-horse resurrection nature of Christ and demanded more signs (John 20:24-25), but he was not cast off as Judas was, for he was given an opportunity to repent. Eight days later (which speaks of the transition from "7" to "eight"), Jesus appeared before Thomas and confronted his cautious doubt; Thomas then recognized his sin, and he finally accepted the God-potential in man. Yet, the reward for Thomas was not the same as if he had believed from the get-go. The same shall be with America, though America shall be greatly blessed.

 

"26And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. 30And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 31But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name." (John 20:26-31)

 

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When sister Julie approached the "pothole" at the beginning of the dream, she saw it filled with "dark water". This points to the black horse of the Apocalypse; therefore, it is no coincidence that, 52 days later, black-horse Katrina struck New Orleans.

 

The above reveals the following: When sister Julie got in her vehicle along with all the others at the initial parking lot, they had just been exposed to the horse that comes prior to the black horse, the red horse of the Apocalypse. All had heard the arguments presented by the red-horse teacher-apostle at that parking lot, but they chose to continue with "church as usual" anyway. Therefore, all those who left the initial parking lot in their vehicles represent those who went out to hear what red-horse "Elijah" had to say in the "wilderness", but who chose to return to "Jerusalem" to continue with their traditional "Churchianity". As a result of this, sister Julie exposed herself to black-horse judgments, but, she was able to discern the danger of the "pothole" and was spared. By parking elsewhere all by herself, in a place where "no one else was parked", she had finally accepted the "spiritual separation" (i.e.- division) brought about by the red-horse's sword. She separated herself from the status quo, and, by doing so, she entered into full submission to God's will.

 

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The small car that came afterwards represents the believers who ignore God's red-horse shout and who continue supporting the religious structures, even after God's black-horse judgments have come and gone. Because of this, they become exposed to the next horse of the Apocalypse: the green horse. As we have studied before, the red horse reduces the "Cain" leadership of the Church to a wandering "Balaam", which is then reduced by the black horse into an evidently naked "Korah" that refuses to admit his nakedness. Korah and his followers are the ones who face God's green-horse judgments. This explains why the car was so "small", since it refers to a Korah who has been "cut down to size" after the barrage of both the red and black horses. The fact that sister Julie was surprised by the great number of people inside such a small car is a figure of how amazing it is to see believers who continue to follow the "Korah" leadership, even after Korah has been shown to be so lacking. Such believers are as self-deceived as Korah, refusing to admit "defeat", refusing to admit that they have invested their lives in a spiritual system that was not of God to begin with. Therefore, they cram themselves into Korah's small car in an effort to prove that Korah's car is indeed a "spiritual" car created by the unlimited God, not a natural car created by the limited understanding of man. They continue revering Korah, even when Korah has been reduced to a "skunk king".

 

All of the above explains why the small car went straight into the water, pretending in self-deceit as if the water was not there. When it plunged into the water, it was simply "gone". The "pothole" swallowed up the car, just as the Earth swallowed up Korah and his followers:

 

"30But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD. 31And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them: 32And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. 33They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation. 34And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also." (Numbers 16:30-34)

 

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The green horse comes against Korah to obliterate the soul matriarchy. As we have said before, "woman" in Scripture is generally a figure of the soul, while "man" is a figure of the spirit. This is the spiritual reason why most of the people mentioned by sister Julie (who were in the Korah "small car") were women: her mother, her granddaughter, and her aunt and uncle. Notice that the only male mentioned is her "uncle", and he is mentioned after her "aunt", not before. The green horse comes to end the matriarchy of the "female" soul over the "male" spirit so that God's Glory may be manifested on Earth. The green horse, therefore, brings obliteration against all those who are fighting to preserve the soul's dominion and prevent the Spirit in all believers from being manifested.

 

Notice also that the people mentioned by sister Julie cover 4 generations: her mother, herself, her granddaughter's parents, and her granddaughter. This correlates with Exodus 20:5.