Prophetic word for today
Red & black operations
First posted: October 17, 2006
E-mailed: October 4, 2006
Word received by: Wendy Borchers
During our worship time, I had a vision of myself standing in front of the 4 Horses and their riders. The White Horse was off to my left, a bit behind and to the side of the others. The Red horse was out in front, standing right in front of me. The rider took out a sword and pierced it through my heart, going deep, almost through my back. The rider pulled out the sword. I saw my heart still attached to the tip of the sword, beating and very red. My body fell to the floor, lifeless. But, a "new" me stepped up behind the body of the old me. I was dressed in a long pure white robe. The rider of the Red Horse took the sword and placed my heart back inside this body. My white robe was pulled to and closed. Next, I saw my husband standing next to me. The Black Horse and rider stepped forward. The rider took out his sword and cut my husband (David) straight down the middle. His body fell in 2 pieces, one to the right and one to the left. Again, a "new" David stepped up right in front of the 2 pieces, but this time, my husband was clothed with a long black hooded robe, one where his face could not be seen.
Sister Wendy saw the white horse off to her left and a bit behind the other horses. As we have said before, the "left" side is the side of the "invisible". Therefore, the white horse's position is a figure of how it operates behind the curtains, in the unseen background, with respect to the other horses. As we have shared before, the white horse acts as a spiritual "umbrella" that permeates the operations of the other 3 horses. The white horse's operations are being carried out as each of the other 3 horses gallops through.
The red horse was "out in front, standing right in front of" sister Wendy. This speaks of the confrontational nature of God's red-horse riders, who are willing to act as "contrarian salmon" who defy the long-standing traditions and paradigms of man. Red-horse riders act as teacher-apostles whose teachings expose the foundational falsehoods in the teachings of man, enabling believers to step away from under them.
The red-horse rider's efforts are, in a sense, "violent" in nature, because he or she must "wrest" believers' hearts away from the mental strongholds that have bound them, often for years on end. This is the reason why the red-horse rider in the vision pierced sister Wendy, literally pulling her heart out from inside her body. As we have said before, red-horse riders are the spiritual "Michaels" who wrest the body of Moses away from satan.
As we have said before, the two ministries most directly related to the mind are the teaching and apostolic ministries. This means that red-horse riders, who are teacher-apostles, come to question long-standing teachings and to create a regeneration of the believer's mind so that he or she may be ready to take in the teachings of God.
As we have said before, teachers are backward-looking by nature. This explains why the red-horse sword went so far in that it almost went through sister Wendy's back. Red-horse teacher-apostles force fellow believers to look back and reexamine human traditions, even when they have been accepted from a long time back. As believers allow God to regenerate their minds, they go through a "mind renewal", which correlates with "repentance". The Greek word for "repent" used in the New Testament is metanoeo, which is derived from the words meta meaning "with, according to, behind" and noeo meaning "to perceive with the mind"; therefore, to "repent" is to "change one's mind by looking back to examine the foundation principles behind our way of thinking and making judgments. Thus, God's red horse fosters "repentance".
The lifeless body that fell to the floor represents the covering of man. The red-horse rider prompts our hearts to break out from under the covering of man so that we can be clothed in the covering of God. This is the reason why sister Wendy reappeared with a new body, wearing a white robe, which speaks of a heart that longs to be covered by the eternal God, not by the Girgashite-clay coverings of man (2 Corinthians 5:1-11).
As we have said before, "man" in Scripture is often a figure of the spirit, while "woman" is a figure of the soul. Therefore, the fact that sister Wendy was the one pierced by the red-horse rider speaks of the separating "sword of pestilence" that cuts right through the soul of man, separating it unto God by slicing through the barrier that prevents the soul from being one with the Spirit. The red-horse sword cuts right through to the "heart of the matter", dealing with root issues that are preventing God's paradigms from being established.
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercingeven to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)
In the vision, sister Wendy's heart was beating (i.e.- alive) and very red while it was attached to the tip of the sword. This speaks of an injection of "red" life into the heart. As we said above, the ministries most directly related to the mind are the two "right-handed" ministries of teacher and apostle, and the mind is the part of the soul most directly to the color red (the emotions are "green", and the heart is "blue"); thus, teacher and apostle impartations are "red" impartations. On the other hand, the ministry most directly related to "freedom" and "life" is the prophetic ministry. Therefore, we can say that God's red-horse teacher-apostles impart red teachings and judgments that come with a liberating prophetic anointing, violently slaying the judgments of natural man and freeing the mind so that it can operate in the righteous judgments and paradigms of God. As we have said before, a "perfected teacher" is a teacher who does not oppose the prophetic but who instead operates in it. In that sense, therefore, red-horse believers are "perfected teachers". This also correlates with the white robe that the "new" Wendy was dressed in, since the color white is a color of "perfection" or "completion".
The "strong redness" of the heart also speaks of the "red foundation" laid by God's red horse. God cannot edify on a heart that is trapped in the old foundation, so He must break it away from the unrighteous and lifeless foundations of man in order to build over His righteous and life-enabling foundation.
[The word "Christ" means "Anointed One". Therefore, verse 8 declares that the traditions taught by man are not after the anointing of Christ in us (1 John 2:27-28). By contrast, God's red-horse teachings do not oppose the prophetic anointing. Instead, they set a foundation (v7) that enables it.
Based on verse 9, we can say that God's red-horse "piercing" operation allows us to have a renewed "body" that can contain the fullness of God. The Old-Covenant body is unable to contain His fullness, because it is temporal (1 Chronicles 17:4-6). Therefore, it must be "put off" (v11) and replaced with a New-Covenant body.
The words "principality" and "power" at the end of verse 10 were translated from the Greek words arche and exousia. New-Covenant believers understand that they are complete in Him, because He is the Head of all principalities (arche) and jurisdictional authorities (exousia). New-Covenant believers do not need to be attached to human names, captive under human titles, for our last name is derived from our father God, not from the name of any human institution. Cursed be those who try to brand God's sheep with their own last name.
The word "spoil" in verse 8 was translated from the Greek word sulagogeo, which literally means "to carry one off as a captive slave". The Church's human traditions are designed to bind man to temporal things, preventing him from moving in the realm of the eternal.
The word "operation" in verse 12 was translated from the Greek word energeia, from which the English word "energy" is derived; energeia is derived from the word en, meaning "in", and ergo meaning "work". As we have said before, "work" is most directly related to the teaching ministry, which is also related to "methods" and "procedures". Therefore, the Lord is saying that His teachings methodically work inside of us in order to create a new vessel that can contain the glory of God, a new vessel that is free from the enslaving teachings of carnal man. The working of God's teachings in us is enabled by "faith" (v12) in His invisible methods. Those who have placed their faith in visible methods are not being renewed unto God.]
In the vision, sister Wendy's "white robe was pulled to and closed". This speaks of the invisible nature of God's "heart circumcisions". Only those who are listening in the Spirit shall discern those circumcisions in themselves and in others.
Whereas the red horse ministered to sister Wendy, the black horse ministered to her husband David. As we said above, "woman" is a figure of the soul, while "man" is a figure of the spirit. Therefore, we can say that, while the red horse comes to address foundational soul issues, the black horse comes to promote the prospering of the new spirit nature that God has placed in the son of man.
In the vision, the black horse cut brother David's body in 2 pieces, with one half falling to the right and the other half falling to the left. The half that fell to the right represents the right-handed apostolic ministry of truth and judgments, and the half that fell to the left represents the left-handed prophetic ministry of grace and intimacy. As we have said before, man has tried to keep the apostolic and the prophetic apart, arguing that "New-Covenant prophets" are not supposed to "judge". According to man's traditions, only "Old-Covenant prophets" were allowed to judge. However, those who use the phrase "Old-Covenant prophets" (or "Old-Testament prophets") do not understand that such a phrase is a spiritual oxymoron. By definition, a prophet is a person who can directly hear God's voice and act as His mouthpiece on Earth:
"1And the LORD said unto Moses, See,I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. 2Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land." (Exodus 7:1-2)
"And he said, Hear now my words: If there be aprophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream" (Numbers 12:6)
[Notice how the Lord makes Himself known unto the prophet and speaks to him or her. This speaks of a direct relationship with God, with no intermediaries.]
"18I will raise them up aProphet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 19And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him." (Deuteronomy 18:18-19)
We, the Body of the Anointed One (Christ), are a prophetic people (Psalm 105:15), and, as shown by the passages above, we must have a direct connection with God in order to operate in Christ's prophetic anointing. Even when a believer has fallen away from God's purposes, he or she can temporarily reconnect with God to speak a word of prophecy, as was the case with Saul and Balaam (1 Samuel 19:18-24, Numbers 24:3-4); in such cases, the prophetic gift becomes a "power plug" that taps directly into the rhema flow of God, even if it is only for a short time. However, that legitimate rhema word can turn into a snare for those who are only looking for power and not for truth (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12). If you hang around fallen Sauls and Balaams long enough, the "power plug" of their prophetic gift will suddenly connect to a Hittite spirit of deceit, and, without you realizing it, you will be made to fall with them. Those who faithfully followed Saul, even after his fall (1 Samuel 15:26), died with him in disgrace (1 Samuel 31:1-10), and those who listened to Balaam fell for his Moabite-women snare (Numbers 25:1-3, Numbers 31:16, Revelation 2:14).
Thus, any prophetic manifestation requires a direct connection with the Spirit of God. By definition, the Old Covenant is one of permanent separation between God and man, a separation that is "bridged" by a hierarchy of permanent intermediaries who can impart nothing more than temporal blessings of a "religious" nature, blessings that have zero eternal value (2 Corinthians 3:6, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Deuteronomy 5:23-27, Numbers 14:31-35, Exodus 33:1-3). This means that it is impossible to prophesy under the Old Covenant!!! There is no such thing as an "Old Covenant prophet"; the phrase "Old Testament prophet" is nonsensical (the word "testament" and "covenant" are equivalent in Greek). All the prophets who wrote in what is traditionally known as the "Old Testament" wrote under a New-Covenant anointing. They had access to the same type of relationship with God that you and I have today. When David wrote so many of the psalms, he did so in New-Covenant closeness with God. As shown by 1 Samuel 21 and by the "tabernacle of David", David was a Melchizedek priest in the midst of "Aaronic-priesthood" days, and so were the prophets of the "Old Testament". Can anyone in his right (spiritual) mind say that Ezekiel saw the visions of God's Glory without having a direct New-Covenant relationship with God? Can anyone in his right mind say that Habakkuk did not have a heavy prophetic-intercession anointing in him and over him when he wrote his prophetic book, and can any spiritually sane believer say that Habakkuk's intercession anointing did not surpass the anointing of most of today's "prophetic intercessors"? Can anyone in his right mind say that Isaiah did not live a life of New-Covenant closeness with God, even when he wrote about the Messiah in a prophetic detail that most modern-day "prophets" have yet to visualize and comprehend? The difference between the "Old Testament" days and now is that, in the "old" days, the New Covenant was not readily accessible to the people of Israel as a whole. It was available to anyone who sought after it, but the search was long and difficult. By contrast, a New-Covenant relationship with God is now readily accessible to the people of God as a whole. In a sense, it is now "more difficult" to miss the New Covenant than it is to find it, whereas, in the "old" days, it was "more difficult" to find the New Covenant than it was to miss it. In the "old" days, the New Covenant would be discovered by a few isolated individuals here and there who would break away from the Old-Covenant crowd. Nowadays, the New Covenant is available to all the people, and you must make a conscious and deliberate effort to run away from the New Covenant. Ironically enough, this is exactly what most in the Church have ended up doing.
"31Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, thatI will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: 33But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more." (Jeremiah 31:31-34)
[Notice that the Lord speaks of the "new covenant" in a "plural" context, the context of the people of Israel and Judah as a whole]
Thus, the phrase "Old-Testament prophet" is as contradictory as saying, "Sinful righteousness" or "Public secrecy". It is a spiritual oxymoron, and it takes an "endowment" of "spiritual moronism" to accept it and preach it. As we have said before, a "spiritual moron" is a person who has deliberately chosen not to grow spiritually and who is comfortable leaving difficult spiritual "mysteries" under the rug of simplicity. Such is any person who boldly proclaims, "A New-Testament prophet must not judge; judging is for 'Old-Testament prophets' only". The entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is a book written by believers with a New-Covenant relationship with God. In that sense, therefore, the term "Old Testament" can be misleading, and the "spiritual morons" who hate God's growth-yielding judgments are more than happy to be misled by it.
Therefore, when the black-horse rider in the vision split brother David in 2 pieces, it was a figure of God declaring the futility of separating His apostolic judgments from His prophetic grace. When these two spiritual elements are separated by man and artificially reunited, they become lifeless pieces that drop to the floor and perish. Both the apostolic and the prophetic are manifestations of one of the 7 Spirits of God each. The apostolic ministry is a manifestation of the Spirit of Ephesus, and the prophetic ministry is a manifestation of the Spirit of Smyrna. Even though the Spirits of God are 7, they operate in the seamless unity of One Spirit, because God is One (Deuteronomy 6:4). Therefore, the apostolic and the prophetic are seamlessly compatible and integrated when they are allowed to operate in God. When man fashions these ministries according to his own understanding and interests, they become spiritually incompatible and contradictory. They are like two halves of a broken vase that are kept together with masking tape; they may seem to be "together", but they are not truly one. Once you remove the external adhesion forces (the masking tape), they fall one to each side, because their adhesion is not internal. When we operate in the Spirit of God, the apostolic ministry of judgments and the prophetic ministry of grace are intrinsically joined; when we operate in the former Adam, they are extrinsically joined, at best.
The Church's artificial separation of the "apostolic" and the "prophetic" is equivalent to her artificial separation of the "Old Testament" and the "New Testament". The Church has been able to deceive herself into thinking that the "judgmental" God of the "Old Testament" is completely foreign to the "merciful" God of the "New Testament", as if the God of Israel (who is One) were a schizophrenic loon. As I was writing the previous sentence, the word "loon" suddenly burst forth in my spirit, but I was hesitant to use it. However, the Lord insisted that I do. I then felt the prompting to look up the formal meaning of the word. In America and Canada, the word "loon" literally refers to a fish-catching bird that is known in the UK as a "diver", due to its habit of diving in mid-flight into the water to catch fish. According to www.tomifobia.com, the origin of the word "loon" is unknown; some, however, believe that it comes from the Old Norse and Icelandic word "lomr", which was used to refer to an awkward person; this would make sense, since loons are very awkward when walking on land, an awkwardness caused by legs that are very far up into their bodies and very far behind. This awkwardness contrasts with the loon's proficiency in the water. Awkwardness is equivalent to "gracelessness". Thus, the loon is an animal that represents a "schizophrenic" nature; it is "dysfunctionally graceless" on land, and it is "smoothly graceful" in the water. Carnal man has fashioned a "loony God", a "God" who was repulsively graceless on the dry land of the "Old Testament", but who suddenly became pleasantly graceful in the waters of the "New Testament". It is no spiritual coincidence, therefore, that the word "loon" is also informally used in English to refer to a demented or "lunatic" person. It requires spiritual madness to turn God into a schizophrenic "loon" who would "gracelessly" prompt Samuel to chop Agag into a million little pieces and would prompt Joshua to slaughter women and children in Jericho, but who would then turn around to act as a "graceful" and compassionate "santa claus" who never wants His children to "judge" and who wants His children to simply delight in a life of unending "grace" and earthly "blessings". Anyone who rejects God's judgments will go spiritually insane, and it requires spiritual insanity to believe in a schizophrenic "loony God" who is pathetically graceless in the "Old Testament" and over-compensatingly graceful in the "New Testament". Cursed be those who are bent on making God out to be a loon.
[Notice how "schizophrenic" this verse appears to be, for it speaks of a "gracious" God who has "mercy" precisely because He is a "God of judgment". Here, the Lord is declaring that He waits for His judgments to do their work in you. Once that cleansing judgment has been performed on you, you are ready to receive an impartation of His grace (Romans 5:21). He must wait for you to exalt Him, and, once that happens, He is "legally" in the freedom to pour His abundant mercy upon you. You exalt Him as you exalt those who make judgments in Him, for what you to do to His "little ones", you do unto Him.]
Therefore, when the black-horse rider's sword was able to cut brother David's body in 2 pieces, it was a figure of how the "apostolic" and the "prophetic" appear to be together and well integrated in the Church but are actually two intrinsically different pieces that are being kept together in the natural realm of the divisible. The sword of God does not divide the eternal, for the Eternal One shall in no wise divide Himself.
"And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent" (Matthew 27:51)
Man has tried to separate God into an "Old Testament God" and a "New Testament God", and that separation perpetuates the separation between "ministers" and "laymen", which in turn perpetuates the separation between God and man. As a believer comes to understand that the God of apostolic judgments is Intrinsically One with the God of prophetic grace, he or she is free to approach God and become One with Him, for only those who abide in His judgments shall be made fully compatible with His righteous, holy, and strong Nature, and only the compatible shall be allowed into Him for eternity.
"3Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? 4He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah." (Psalm 24:3-6)
"13Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might. 14The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? 15He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; 16He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. 17Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off." (Isaiah 33:13-17)
In the vision, brother David appeared clothed with a "long black hooded robe, one where his face could not be seen". This speaks of the anonymous nature of God's black-horse "bow" operations. As you are trained up by God in the "black" anonymity of the black-horse wilderness, you begin to exercise your Melchizedek priesthood, and you begin to execute spiritual operations in the heavenly realm. The black-horse wilderness is the place where you begin to abound in ministerial grace as you grow in your direct relationship with God, free from the ministerial dependence you left behind in the red-horse stage of your spiritual growth. In that sense, the black-horse wilderness is equivalent to the "Holy place" in the Temple. There, the priests would minister "indoors", outside the public view. The red-horse stage of temporal dependence is equivalent to the "courtyard", where another priest makes a sacrifice for you, and the green-horse stage of Golgotha sacrifice is equivalent to the "Holy of holies", where you yourself are the sacrifice.
"1Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore." (Psalm 133)
In this context, Aaron represents "priesthood", since the literal descendants of Aaron were called to act as priests. Therefore, the Lord is saying that the anointing to minister as priests runs down from the Head (Christ) to cover the entire Body. When you move out to the black-horse wilderness, you are recognizing that we are all priests, and you are beginning to operate in the New Covenant. In that sense, the black-horse wilderness is a transition stage from an Old-Covenant to a New-Covenant understanding. You begin to realize that the ministerial robe is long, running all the way down to cover the entire Body of Christ, not just an elitist caste near the "top" of the Body. We have all been baptized into One Body, and God is One. No part of the Body of Christ has been condemned a priori to bear the shame of public nakedness.
"12For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit." (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
According to a names-meaning website and wikipedia.org, some believe that the name "Wendy" was first used in the 1904 play "Peter Pan" by Scottish novelist J.M. Barrie (James Matthew), who derived it from the nickname fwendy ("friend") given to him by the 4-year-old daughter of poet William Henley (a friend of Barrie's). However, it seems as if the name "Wendy" was already in use in the US and the UK before then, though used very rarely. It seems to be an English version of the Welsh name "Gwendolen", which according to a names-meaning website, means "white ring". Whether the name "Wendy" was invented by Barrie or not, it is undeniable that his play "Peter Pan" popularized it.
The fact that the name "Wendy" is related to the Welsh name "Gwendolen", meaning "white ring", correlates with the white robe given to sister Wendy after her red-horse impartation. The name "David" means "beloved", and it points to the cloud of grace from God that begins to hover over those who are willing to go out into the lonely black-horse wilderness of temporal scarcity. What drew my attention, however, was the fact that there seemed to be no direct reference to the green horse in sister Wendy's vision. Yet, as the Lord had us meditating on the name "Wendy", it became evident that the green horse is represented in the vision, but in a subtle way.
As the Lord had us reading about the name "Wendy", it became evident that there was a strong spiritual connection between this name and two dreams, the "meadow house" dream that we posted 27 days ago (on September 20, 2006), and the "stowaway" dream posted 51 days ago (on August 27, 2006) as shown below:
From all of the above, it becomes evident that brother David's fall into "2 pieces" also points to the tearing down of the spiritual walls that are preventing the American Church (and America as a nation) from crossing the river Jordan and entering into the fullness of her green-horse calling. Like the apostle Peter when placed before the sea at Jaffa, the "Peter-Pan" American Church is reluctant to accept God's green-horse nature. However, her resistance shall be stricken down, and God's glory shall be seen. In the meantime, the Lord will continue His mighty work in the UK and Europe.