Prophetic word for today
The red 100-dollar bill
First posted: July 14, 2005
E-mailed: July 9, 2005
Word received by: Marcella
The Lord revealed in a dream that I was reaching for some money in my pocket. I pulled out a 100.00 dollar bill, but the back side of the bill was red, a very bright color red.
As I asked the Lord about the meaning of the 100-dollar bill, the Lord reminded me of the following passage:
"But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty." (Matthew 13:23)
[The word "word" was translated from the Greek word logos, which, as we have said before, speaks of God's judgments]
Why did the Lord mention the numbers "30", "60", and "100"? To answer that, we have to consider an interesting detail: of the 3 numbers, the only one that is not a multiple of 30 is the last one, 100. If you start from zero, you need to add 30 to get to 30. From there, you need to add 30 more to get to 60, and you need to add 40 more to reach 100. Therefore, the numbers 30 and 60 speak of two similar stages, while the number 100 speaks of a third stage that "expands beyond" the height of the first two stages. It is worth noting that the apostolic "30" must go before the prophetic "30" because Scripture mentions that apostles are "first" and prophets are "second" when listing a specific order of operation in 1 Corinthians 12:28, and it mentions apostles before prophets when speaking of "foundation" in Ephesians 2:20.
The fact that the Lord mentions 3 numbers points to the 3 "male" ministries of apostle, prophet, and evangelist. As we have said before, the apostolic and prophetic anointings operate like a two-person "tag team" that works together to set the foundation for the manifestation of a mighty evangelistic anointing (Ephesians 2:20, Luke 10:1). Therefore, it is safe to say that the two multiples of 30, i.e.- 30 and 60, refer to the apostolic and prophetic ministries respectively, while the number 100 speaks of evangelistic expansion.
As we have said before, the apostolic anointing is associated with judgments. Therefore, the apostolic anointing sets a foundation of judgments and justice. On the other hand, the prophetic anointing is associated with "emotional overflow". Therefore, once the apostolic anointing has created an atmosphere of judgments and justice that draws in God's grace (Romans 5:21), the prophetic anointing then sets the foundation for a free flow of the Spirit that surpasses natural or earthly limitations. The evangelistic anointing then builds on the apostolic and prophetic foundations to establish God's kingdom in the spiritual atmosphere.
Therefore, Matthew 13:23 is saying that as we hear God's logos word and receive it into our hearts unhindered, we receive impartations of the apostolic, prophetic, and evangelistic anointings.
As we shared before, Isaiah 32:15-17 reveals a 3- stage process for the "peace of God":
From what we saw above, it becomes evident that the number "30" corresponds to the "Wilderness" stage, the number "60" to the "Fruitful field" stage, and the number "100" to the "Forest" stage where God's peace reigns. Therefore, the 100-dollar bill in the dream speaks of an environment where God's kingdom is fully established and growing, which leads to the reign of His peace.
The words of Matthew 13:23 (quoted above) are part of the Lord's explanation of the "parable of the sower". This explanation also appears in the gospels of Mark and Luke. This is what the Holy Spirit inspired Luke to write:
"And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear" (Luke 8:8)
Notice that Luke does not mention the numbers 30 and 60. Why? Because each of the 4 Gospels is a description of Jesus' ministry from each of the 4 spiritual faces of Ezekiel 1:10, and, as we have said before, these 4 faces correspond to the 5 ministries of Ephesians 4:11:
Therefore, since the number "100" corresponds to the evangelistic ministry, it makes sense that it is the only number mentioned in the Gospel of Luke.
The number "100" also appears in the following passage:
"12Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. 13And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:" (Genesis 26:12-13)
Notice how the number "100" is associated here with growth and expansion. Under the "forest" atmosphere of God's peace, there is evangelistic conquest and expansion. It is an atmosphere of constant development unto greatness. Under God's evangelistic atmosphere of peace, believers grow into evangelistic spiritual giants.
After sister Marcella pulled out the 100-dollar bill, she was surprised to find that the back side was bright "red". There is a prophetic reason for this color. As we have said before, the colors red, green, and blue are related to the 3 parts of the soul, which are in turn related to the 3 "male" ministries and to the 3 parts of our being (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
Therefore, we can relate these colors to the numbers in Matthew 13:23:
When sister Marcella saw the back of the 100-dollar bill, she was seeing the bill's "underlying foundation". Therefore, she was seeing a foundation of "red" judgments underneath the bill. As we said above, the 100-dollar bill represents an environment where God's kingdom is fully established and growing, and where His peace reigns. The Church has tried to create such an atmosphere, but It has always tried to do it without the "red" foundation of judgments. However, God has declared that His Glory will not come unless that foundation is laid, and that is what He is doing in these latter days:
"26And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city. 27Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness." (Isaiah 1:26-27)
"Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it" (Isaiah 45:8)
[Notice that this verse does not prophesy an outpouring of "blessings", but rather of "righteousness", and, according to Isaiah 32:15-17, that righteousness is forged in the wilderness of judgments]
"Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph" (Amos 5:15)
[Notice that God's "graciousness" (i.e.- His grace) descends once judgments are established, not before (Romans 5:21)]
"1Again the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying, 2Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury. 3Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain." (Zechariah 8:1-3)
[Notice that God is out to establish a "city of truth", not a "city of blessings and happiness", and, as we have said before, truth and judgments are intricately related in Scripture]
"15So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not. 16These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: 17And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD." (Zechariah 8:15-17)
[Notice that verse 16 relates judgment to peace. God's true peace cannot come if His judgments are "skipped".
Notice also how the Lord sets a prerequisite of judgments before He will "do well unto Jerusalem". The phrase "to do well" in verse 15 was translated from the Hebrew word yatab, which is related to the Hebrew word meytab meaning "best". God does not give His best to a people who refuse to live under His judgments and truth.]
"Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this" (Isaiah 9:7)
Notice that God's expanding Kingdom of peace is established on a foundation of judgment and justice. We cannot reach the 100-stage of "Evangelistic forest peace" without a "30-foundation" of apostolic judgments. This is why the 100-dollar bill in the dream had a red foundation to it.
As we said above, there are 3 stages to God's peace. If we start from zero, we need to add "30" to complete the "30-stage", 30 more to complete the "60-stage", and 40 more to complete the "100-stage":
The Church has tried to reach God's "100" peace without laying the "30" foundation of wilderness judgments. Instead, she has skipped the first stage and has tried to lay a "30" foundation of prophetic grace, in order to reach God's peace. By doing so, however, the Church only reaches "70", not "100":
However, God cannot be mocked. If the building is not built on a foundation of righteousness through judgments, it will eventually crumble like a house built on sand when God's judgments do come, for His judgments are inevitable (Matthew 7:24-27). If you refuse to sow in judgments and righteousness, you will be sowing in the flesh, which will eventually lead to a harvest of "corruption" (Galatians 6:7-8). This is what happened with Moses and the people of Israel.
As we have seen before, Moses was unwilling to allow God to make a judgment of regeneration upon the rebellious Israelites, which led to them wandering aimlessly in the wilderness for 38 years. Moses' "mercy" also led to a permanent separation between God and the Israelites, which led to the establishment of an Old Covenant of intermediaries. Therefore, Numbers 11:25-29 speaks of how the spirit that was upon Moses was imparted only to a group of 70 men. Even though Moses wanted "all to prophesy", only 70 received a prophetic impartation from him, and it was just enough to help Moses out with the mundane issues of shepherding that rebellious nation (Numbers 11:16-17). Those 70 only prophesied once, and they never prophesied again.
When you skip the "30" foundation of righteousness, you can only get to "70", not to "100", and when you get to "70", you get a nation of people separated from God who do not have a direct prophetic relationship with Him. Like the 70 elders of Numbers 11:25-29, a nation that gets to "70" only gets enough prophetic impartation to deal with the mundane issues of an aimless, temporary life.
As opposed to the dream's bill, 100-dollar bills regularly have a green backside. This is a figure of how the Church has tried to build its work on a foundation of prophetic blessings, disregarding apostolic judgments (as we have said before, the color "green" is strongly related to the prophetic ministry, since it speaks of "life" and "hope", and the prophetic anointing imparts a sense of vision, life, and hope). The prophetic movement of the late 1990s and early 2000s did just that. It ignored apostolic judgments and built solely on prophetic blessings, which led to it "going Canaanite", and, when it "went Canaanite", it went "mad".
When you forsake God's judgments, you become "spiritually crazy" because you deprive your mind of righteous judgments, and a mind that is incapable of making right judgments is technically "crazy" or "insane". According to Webster's Dictionary, one of the definitions for "insane" is "very foolish", and the definition for "foolish" is "greatly deficient in good judgment". When believers settle for a judgment-less "Gospel", they are settling for the "crazy 70s". Without a red foundation of judgments, it is impossible to get to "100".
In our previous prophetic word, we shared on how some 1,500 sheep jumped off a cliff as they followed a sheep who jumped first. Out of the 1,500 sheep, 450 died, meaning that 30% of the sheep died, and only 70% survived (but were "wasted"). This is not a "coincidence". This incident is a prophetic figure of how the Church is full of "insane" sheep who will follow their "leader" anywhere because they lack the ability to make judgments in the Spirit. Once they get disconnected from a direct prophetic relationship with God, they are unable to discern in the Spirit. They have been taught "not to judge", not to "question" because they are supposedly not "spiritual" enough, which leads to a Church full of happy, jumping sheep out for a spiritual thrill. Like the sheep in Turkey, the Church's "jumping sheep" fail to understand that their judgment-less thrill ends with the tragic death of their prophetic calling.
Those who settle for the spiritual "70s" will be like those who look back on the clothes they wore in the 1970s and wonder, "What was I thinking?".
In the dream, sister Marcella was reaching in her pocket before she pulled out the 100-dollar bill. This means that the bill was not "readily available". In a sense, the bill was hidden inside her pocket, and she was surprised to find such an odd-looking bill once she pulled it out. This is a prophetic figure of the following passage:
"19Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. 20The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen. 21This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise." (Isaiah 43:19-21)
Notice that the Lord speaks of a "new" thing, i.e.- something "unknown" and foreign to the normal state of things. He then speaks of making a way in the wilderness and of making rivers in the desert for His chosen people, and, as we saw above, the "wilderness" speaks of God's purifying judgments. He then speaks of people He has "formed for Himself" (v21). The word "formed" was translated from the Hebrew word yatsar, which is derived from another word meaning "to bind, be distressed". It is through the distress of the wilderness that God will form a people unto Himself. This is the "new" thing that He is revealing to His people.
To the Church, it is impossible to visualize "rivers" flowing in a desert. It is impossible to visualize the manifestation of God's River through His desert judgments. In a deep sense, the Church has refused to believe in "resurrection". To believe in resurrection means to believe that you can be given a new nature by being willing to die to your old nature. It means believing the "strange" idea that newness of life can proceed out of voluntary death.
As we have said before, Luke 18:1-8 reveals that the prophetic remnant is like a widow pleading for judgments. This prophetic remnant has chosen to walk in the faith of Abraham, and, as a result, it has been forced to live as a pilgrim in the dry and unfriendly desert (Psalm 105:4-7, Hebrews 11:8-10). While the religious believer is happy and comfortable in the spiritual dryness of the Church's structures, the prophetic remnant is outside, with no covering but God Himself (Hebrews 11:15-16). In the midst of its temporal suffering, the prophetic remnant is paving the way for the true restoration of the Church that has rejected it for so long.
While the prophetic remnant is in the desert of judgments, the rest of the Church has chosen to abide in the desert of purposelessness. This latter desert is more comfortable. It means short-term temporal benefits in exchange for long-term spiritual sterility. This latter desert does not demand prophetic sacrifice for the sake of others, and it does not demand a desire to grow through judgments. However, this more comfortable desert leaves a dry taste in the mouths of those who long to see God's Glory and who long to see the River of God flowing with Great Power.
As we have shared before, the "sealed book" mentioned in Revelation chapter 5 speaks of the manifestation of God's apostolic judgments. This book has been "sealed" because of the pastoral resentment against God's judgments. Pastors have worked to shield God's people from knowing the "God of judgments" (Amos 3:12, Hosea 4:5-11). This is the prophetic reason why the red backside of the bill was not expected by sister Marcella. However, that half-red bill has been in the Church's "pocket" all along.
In Matthew 19:29-30, the Lord refers to the number "100" once again:
Notice that, to receive "100-fold", there is a "forsaking" required. To forsake "houses" (v29) means to forsake the Girgashite comfort and safety of human coverings. Those whose faith rests not upon God but upon being a member of a "church" are not "house forsakers". Such people will be unwilling to flee the desert of purposelessness to enter into the desert of judgments. In the first desert, human structures are the covering; in the latter desert, God and God alone is our covering. In the former desert, man is our tabernacle; in the latter desert, God is our tabernacle.
In a general sense, to forsake "brethren or sisters" (v29) means to forsake the pleasantness of Canaanite soul communion. Those who allow their emotional ties to hold them back from God's desert will not enter into the fullness of His calling. Pleasant as "soul communion with the brethren" may be, it is nothing compared to "spirit communion" with God and with the brethren (1 Corinthians 6:17). When you are One with God, you have it all. When you are one with man, you have a temporary pleasantness with no truth foundation, which leads to a very unpleasant disappointment and empty feeling at the end.
Notice that Matthew 19:29 associates the number "100" with inheriting eternal life. As you begin to abide in the "Forest" stage, where God's peace reigns over you and where you are given an evangelistic impartation, you will be prepared to conquer and inherit all things (Romans 8:31-32, Romans 8:37), and to inherit all things is to be One with God (1 Corinthians 15:27-28).
As we said above, the "God of judgments" has been "hidden" by the pastoral matriarchy, which has relegated Him to a "thing of the Old Testament past" (cursed is the matriarchy!). In these latter days, the Church will discover the God of judgments once again. The Church will find the 100-dollar bill with the "red foundation", and, when she does, the "God of judgments" who had been relegated to last shall be first in the Church. This is why Matthew 19:30 (quoted above) says, "the last shall be first".
The survival of 70% of the sheep in the "sheep jumping" incident (mentioned above) has another "twist" to it. Thirty percent of the sheep had to die in order to create a good enough cushion for the other 70% to live. This was what the sheep in the Church were supposed to do at the beginning, not the end. The sheep in the Church are supposed to willingly expose themselves to the "30" stage, i.e.- to the death stage of God's judgments, in order to resurrect to new life in the Spirit. Death and judgments are inevitable (Hebrews 9:27). If you postpone them until the end, the 70% that survives the judgment will be "wasted" or "useless". If you face His judgments from the beginning, you will not only recover a "useful" 70%; you will recover 100%. You will recover all and inherit all.
"38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." (Matthew 10:38-39)
In Matthew 13:34-35, the Lord says the following:
"34All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: 35That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world." (Matthew 13:34-35)
Right after these verses, the Lord goes on to explain the parable of the wheat and the tares, which is a parable about the judgment and restoration of the Church (and the Earth). Therefore, the "secret things" of verse 35 refer to the teaching of a God of justice and judgments, of a God of spiritual sowing and reaping, of a God whose spiritual righteousness cannot be mocked (Galatians 6:7-8). As we said above, this God has been kept "secret" by the pastoral matriarchy, but He has been there from the "foundation of the world". As we have shared before, the "pastoral matriarchy" began in the Garden of Eden when Adam (i.e.- man's spirit) submitted himself under Eve (i.e.- man's soul). Since then, man has made an effort to hide the God of judgments from his consciousness. This is why these "secret things" have been secret from the "foundation of the world".
In a way, man has incorporated "divine judgment" into his thinking, but only in the context of his temporal goals, not God's. For example, pastors attribute a sense of shame to those who do not submit to their twisted paradigms, and many cultures have fashioned "demigods" who promote their perverted human philosophies. They have created "immorality goddesses" that "punish" those who do not live by the immorality promoted by the surrounding culture. These pastors and demigods (i.e.- demons), institute a sense of "divine justice" that only holds the "lower classes" accountable, while perpetuating the control of "higher classes" with selfish interests. This "divine justice" is not an all-encompassing, all-consuming justice that targets the roots of iniquity in all men and all of man's structures. Such all-encompassing and all-regenerating justice is simply too radical for man. This is the "divine judgment" that man has denied from the "foundation of the world".
"It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness" (Proverbs 16:12)
"4Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer. 5Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness" (Proverbs 25:4-5)
[Church, you sing the phrase "King of kings" in many of your songs during praise and worship. However, if you really, really, really want Yeshua to be King over you, you must be willing to "take away the wicked from before the King". You must be willing to clean house if you want God to reign over that house. There is no two ways about it!!! You have to choose between condoning wickedness and having God as your King. If you truly want Him as your King, you must allow His consuming fire to purify the house.
Notice that this passage places the burden of "wicked removal" on those who desire the king, not on the king himself. You and I are the judges placed on Earth to unleash spiritual judgments (not carnal judgments) into the atmosphere in order to remove the wicked. God cannot be king over people who refuse to judge.]
"The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever" (Proverbs 29:13)
[Notice that this verse does not say, "The king that is charitable to the poor ...". When you value the "poor", you are not being "charitable"; you are being fair. In other words, you are seeing the true value hidden inside the person. As we have said before, the "poor" in Scripture are those whose value is not easily visible on the outside.]
"Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face." (Psalm 89:14)
[The word "habitation" is a mistranslation of the Hebrew word makown, which literally means "foundation"]
"8But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 9Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 10And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: 11They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 12And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail." (Hebrews1:8-12)
The foundation that the Lord laid when He created the world was a foundation of judgments. This foundation makes it possible for Him to rule over the world. The world was designed from the beginning as a world that would suffer a process of transformation through judgment. This is why verse 11 speaks of the earth "perishing", which refers to the earth going through the consuming fire of God's judgments. Those who stop His judgments are only causing an unnecessary delay of this inevitable process. The foundation of the world is a foundation of judgments, and those who ignore this foundation are only deceiving themselves.
When the foundation of judgments is ignored, the ground is prepared for false and illegitimate gods (i.e.- demons) to rule over the Earth. When the foundation of judgments is restored, the ground is prepared for the only True and Legitimate King to reign, and, when He reigns, His judgment-based peace is established on Earth. That is when we enter the "100-stage".
Because of those who have faith in resurrection, the Church will be renewed. Out of the desert, waters of life will flow, and the city of God will be raised up.
"8By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God." (Hebrews 11:8-10)
[Notice that verse 10 speaks of a city with foundations, which correlates with the "red" foundation of the 100-dollar bill in the dream. This is the foundation of righteousness and judgments.]
"15And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 16But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. 17By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: 19Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure" (Hebrews 11:15-19)
[Notice Abraham's faith in resurrection (v19). Notice also how Abraham was unwilling to return to the comfort of his "old country", because he longed for a "better country"; he was after the city of God (v16). He gave up the "desert of purposelessness" and went after the "desert of judgments". He gave up the "desert of conformity" and went after the "desert of transformation".]
"1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. 4There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. 5God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early." (Psalm 46:1-5)
When God (and not the Church's earthly structures) is our refuge (v1), we will not fear the idea of God removing those structures in order to raise up a new Church (v2). That new Church will be the city of God, the stronghold of Jehovah Adonai on Earth (v4). In that Church, we shall be the tabernacles where He resides. In us, the 7th Feast (the Feast of Tabernacles) will have its ultimate fulfillment (Leviticus 23:33-37).
"1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God." (Revelation 21:1-3)
[Notice how verse 2 speaks of the "holy city", which correlates with the reference to the "city of God" as the "holy place" in Psalm 46:4 above.]