Prophetic word for today
First posted: October 15, 2004
Word received: September 26, 2004
Received by: Lauretta Weir
Seeing these first two, I immediately jumped up, and, when I did, I stayed in the air and was out on the deck of the ship. One of the roaches was walking towards me, and I put out my hand without thinking about what I was doing, pointing my index finger at it, and, immediately, a flash of lightning in a white stream came out of it, hitting the bug, and it burned up. Then, the second one came at me, and I again, still up in the air, pointed my finger, and the same thing happened; it burned up until nothing was there. This prompted a third one to appear coming over the separation or bulkhead of the cabins onto the deck and after stepping halfway over it, it stood up, and the face took on some human-like qualities, unlike the other two.
I am still floating in the air, and, again saying, "In the name of Jesus, I curse you and rebuke you; die", and pointed, but nothing happened. I said this over again more forcefully, and still nothing happened, and it still stood there, just looking at me, smiling. Then I woke up.
In the dream, sister Lauretta represents the United States of America in general, and, more specifically, U.S. President George W. Bush. As I asked the Lord for the meaning of the "brown desk", the Lord brought "cedar" to my heart. As I searched the Internet trying to find out more information on "cedar", I learned from one site that the "cedar tree" is revered by Arabs. They believe cedar trees have a vegetative power that allows them to "live eternally". They also believe that cedars have a "wisdom and foresight" that allows them to understand the "changes of the seasons". Five minutes before I read sister Lauretta's e-mail, the Lord got me to thinking about cockroaches and how the hunt for Arab terrorists is equivalent to killing cockroaches, which becomes more efficient when you can destroy their nests. The "brown desk", therefore, represents the haven for Arab terrorists in the Middle East, and the cockroaches are the Arab terrorists.
If you have read our article on the Hittite spirits of terror, you may recall that the best "Hittite roach killer" is the application of word of justice and judgment. Sister Lauretta's search through the drawer represents President Bush's hunt for terrorists in the Middle East to apply justice against them. The two cockroaches represent Afghanistan and Iraq. The destruction of both roaches represents the destruction of the Al-Qaeda network in Afghanistan and the end of the regime of terror by Saddam Hussein in Iraq; as you may recall, Saddam Hussein not only terrorized his own people and his neighbors; he also paid large amounts of money to the families of Palestinians who committed suicide acts of terror against Israel (cursed be those who attack Israel). The fact that sister Lauretta was "up in the air" represents how America was upheld by the Spirit of God as she destroyed the Taliban and Hussein regimes.
The "cruise ship" represents the America of the 1990s that was rejoicing in a bubble of deceitful financial prosperity during the Clinton years. America was becoming spiritually complacent, and was on the verge of "cruising along" into spiritual oblivion. As we said in a previous prophetic word Americans were unknowingly deciding, during the 2000 Presidential elections, whether or not the U.S.'s spiritual calling would be taken away or not. Thankfully for the U.S., the vote was in favor of keeping their spiritual calling. The reason why sister Lauretta mentions Hawaii is because Hawaii represents a place of Hivite retirement (this also applies to Florida, to a lesser degree). Hivites are people who indulge in the grace that surrounds them, choosing to forsake any higher calling for their lives. The U.S. was about to fall into that, but because of God's loving mercy that manifested itself through prophetic intercessors around the world, America's prophetic calling was preserved, and, she, along with a restored Europe, will be the spiritual centers from which revival will impact the entire planet (with the exception of Latin America and a few other regions, which will be left as spiritual swamps).
The third cockroach that appeared represents the terrorists that have infiltrated Iraq through the Syrian and Jordanian border. Because of a vision that the Lord showed me a month or two after the September 11 attacks on New York in 2001, I am convinced in my heart that the Al-Qaeda leadership fled west to Jordan (not east to Pakistan) after they were ferreted out of Afghanistan, and they have been operating from there ever since (we will share more on this vision in a future word).
The reason why sister Lauretta was unable to destroy this third cockroach represents the ongoing problems that the terrorists have been causing in Iraq. The fact that sister Lauretta stepped "halfway over it" means that the reason why President Bush has been unable to stabilize the situation in Iraq and utterly destroy Al-Qaeda is because of his spiritual half-heartedness. President Bush sincerely wants to be a faithful Christian, but, at the same time, he fears alienating those who may see him as a "religious fanatic". His natural inclination towards "reconciliation" and "getting along" with everyone have led to some unwise spiritual decisions. He is like a modern-day Jehoshaphat who sincerely loves God but keeps getting involved with the wrong people because of emotional attachments, as shown by 2 Chronicles chapter 18 and 2 Chronicles 19:31-37. This is why the Lord says the following about Jehoshaphat:
"1And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem. 2And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD. 3Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God. 4And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again through the people from Beersheba to mount Ephraim, and brought them back unto the LORD God of their fathers." (2 Chronicles 19:1-4)
Because of emotional attachments to his father, George W. Bush added two men from his father's administration who have been nothing but a spiritual hindrance during his entire term: Dick Cheney and Colin Powell. How did George W. Bush, as a born-again believer, willingly take as his vice-president a man who publicly declares that his daughter's lesbian lifestyle is acceptable? How was he unable to discern his vice-president's Jebusite and Amorite trends of right-wing aloofness, typical of a Republican past that God wants to change? How was he unable to discern that his Secretary of State was a soft-handed, "conciliatory" diplomat who, along with Tony Blair, would encourage him to think that the way to overthrow Saddam Hussein was by forming a U.N.-led coalition as was the case with the first Gulf War? The 6-month delay caused by pursuing the futile U.N. route gave Hussein and the Al-Qaeda terrorists time to prepare (the attack, according to the Lord, was supposed to happen between September 18 and 24, 2002). Much of the terrorist mayhem in Iraq was planned by Al-Qaeda in Jordan during this 6-month period.
In the 6th annual report on "religious freedom" around the world on September 15, 2004, Colin Powell condemned a Latin American country for not allowing its Indian population the "freedom" to perform its ancient practices of witchcraft and idolatry. I am very much aware that the Latin American country Powell mentioned does have abundant religious freedom , but Powell apparently wanted the government to promote such practices by handing over certain "sacred grounds". How can a Christian president appoint as his Secretary of State a man who is so spiritually blind and inept (well-meaning, but still inept)?
Recently (on October 13, 2004), the 3rd Presidential debate between Bush and Cheney took place. When asked if homosexuality was a "choice", all that Christian President George W. Bush could muster after a brief silence was, "I don't know", and he then proceeded to speak about the importance of "tolerance and understanding". As we say in our articles, God is not calling Christians to "legislate morality". We cannot legislate our nations into becoming "Christian nations". Our battle is spiritual and cannot be fought with human means. However, Bush's answer reflects his unwillingness to define himself. If he had been more concerned about pleasing God than about pleasing man, this would have been the answer that the Wisdom of God would have given him:
Mr. Schieffer, your question is irrelevant. Consider, for example, a drug addict who is tired of his life of addiction. Would you say that his drug taking was a choice? Obviously not. However, the fact that it is not a choice does not mean that we cannot label his drug addiction as a "bad thing". Even in the case of a baby who is born an "addict" because of his mother's addiction, we would still label his addiction as "bad", despite the fact that the baby had absolutely no choice in the matter. Mr. Schieffer, your question insinuates that we should consider homosexuality as morally acceptable if it is not a choice, but I have just given you an example showing you that the "choice" question is irrelevant. If you ask me, personally, whether or not I believe homosexuality is a sin, I would say it is, but I also believe that adultery is wrong. Still, I am not planning to pass any legislation that will double taxes on people who have committed adultery. I, as a Christian, condemn homosexuality, but I also believe in the responsibility of the government to treat all citizens fairly, and that includes homosexuals.
When asked about abolishing abortion, Christian President George W. Bush vacillated once again, saying that he had no "litmus test" to appoint judges; he then proceeded to speak about the importance of adoption. On the other hand, his flip-flopping liberal opponent, John Kerry, was brave enough to say with determination that he would not appoint judges who would overturn Roe v Wade (the court case that legalized abortion in the U.S.).
When interviewed by news analyst Bill O'Reilly a few weeks ago, George W. Bush was asked about the problem of illegal immigration from Mexico, to which he responded, "They earn US$0.50 an hour in Mexico and can make US$5.15 an hour in the U.S.; they want to put food on their tables, so it is understandable that they come." As we said above, the best Hittite roach-killer, according to Scripture, is the application of justice and judgment. Bush's rationalizing answer on illegal immigration shows his unwillingness to judge those who are blatantly breaking his own country's laws, because, in his heart, he does not want to alienate his Hispanic friends in Texas. Does Bush really think that God is pleased with the "coyotes" who deal in human trafficking and who operate like an organized mob that systematically breaks U.S. laws for greedy, personal profit? Cursed be the coyotes, and cursed be the men and women who support them. Cursed be those who systematically teach others to break laws for personal material gain!!! The only justifiable reason to break a human law is conviction, not convenience,. Conviction does things regardless of material benefit, not because of it. Conviction places value on intangible concepts such as freedom and justice; convenience places value on tangible objects such as dollars and cars. How can Christian president Bush not see this?
During the Republican National Convention, Bush's twin daughters spoke more like the daughters of liberal Hollywood actors than like the daughters of anointed Christians. To make it worse, it seems as if President Bush and his wife Laura were not ashamed of their daughter's shameful comments. As a parenthesis, it is worth noting that it is no coincidence that the name of the sister who had the cockroach dream is "Lauretta", which is a form of the name "Laura". In the dream, sister Lauretta prophetically represented the "female" side of Bush, i.e.- his soul. When Bush allows himself to be overly influenced by his soul, he becomes a wishy-washy, pandering man (not unlike his opponent). During the October 13 debate, the moderator asked Bush what he has learned about his wife Laura, to which he responded: "I have learned to listen". Even though he said this as a joke, he was prophetically confessing a sad fact. "Listening" in Scripture is closely tied to the concept of "obeying", meaning that Bush is a man who many times obeys his soul instead of the Spirit.
The reason why God is compelling me to write all of the above is not for political reasons. It is to show underlying spiritual trends that are producing tangible, visible consequences. To overcome the 3 roaches in sister Lauretta's vision, we need to have our mind, emotions, and heart yielded to God. Bush has fully yielded his mind and his emotions to the Lord, but he has only yielded half of his heart. He wants to be seen as a "compassionate conservative" who doesn't "judge", and this is the reason why God has not given Bush and America full victory in Iraq and over Al-Qaeda. As long as he is unwilling to discern and judge the people around him like Cheney and Powell, and as long as he is not brave enough to take a stand as a Christian, God will not give him or America total victory of terrorism.
Fellow believer, you might not believe this, but Texan George W. Bush is a prophet (Texas is a land of prophets and evangelists). He has all the makings of a prophet, but the prophetic anointing in him is hindered by a pastoral sentimentalism that he has adopted as a way not to alienate people. Brother Bush, wake up! Canaanites hate you anyway!!! Pandering to their sentimentalism will never do you any good, just as Lot's offering of his two daughters to be raped by the Sodomite mob did nothing for his public image with the Sodomites (it is no coincidence that Bush has two daughters as well):
"4But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. 6And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, 7And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. 8Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. 9And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door." (Genesis 19:4-9)
As I watched tape on the Fox News Channel from a Bush rally in Nevada on October 14 (the day after the debate) I saw an interesting thing. Bush stopped in front of a group of people who had their hands stretched out, hoping to shake the president's hand. Almighty God then drew my attention to a smiling man who had his hand out, to the left of President Bush. Bush shook the hands of many of the persons to the right of him, then made like he was going to move on, which made the smiling man withdraw his ignored hand. Bush then stopped, and the smiling man stretched out his hand once again, hoping for Bush to shake it. Bush then took a baby from the crowd in his arms and lifted him up, returned the baby to the crowd, and then moved on, leaving the smiling man "hanging" once again. This might seem like an insignificant incident to most, but the Lord spoke something to my heart as I watched it on TV. In our articles, we have shared that the prophetic ministry is a left-side ministry, and the smiling man was on the left side of Bush; consider also that the "shaking of hands" is symbolic of "coming to an agreement". Based on this, the Lord said the following to me:
I have tried to make my son George come in agreement with me over the prophetic calling that I have given him, but he is so entertained by his desire to please the crowd and to please spiritually immature babies that he has ignored Me, and he has ignored Me twice. He does not understand that his growth as a person and as a President is dependent on him shaking hands with Me on the prophetic side. He will remain a spiritual baby until he stops being distracted by the voice of others, the way a little baby is distracted by all the noises and sounds that surround him. I am calling you to grow, says the Lord, and I will punish you and America harshly if you refuse to listen, for the task that I have given you is too important to be ignored.
George W. Bush has been raised up by God to be a doer of mighty deeds. He has the potential to leave an impact on human history like few other political men ever have. He was raised up in these latter days to help puncture a hole over the spiritual covering of oppression in the Arab world and throughout the Earth. If he does not shape up his spiritual act, however, he will face many bitter failures during his second administration. Please pray for President Bush. Please pray for the prophetic anointing to be strong on him. Pray that he come to abhor his pastoral sentimentalism and move in the determination of the Spirit to do what is right, no matter who likes it or not. Pray for him to get rid of all the people around him who act as spiritual hindrances. Since he foolishly chose Cheney once again as his running mate, this means that the only way for Cheney to be removed from the scene is through a stroke that will end his life. I would not be surprised if Cheney dies in the middle of Bush's second administration.
In the last few months, I have been taking a nonchalant attitude towards many of the things that I have seen, but the Lord taught me an important lesson through a personal experience I had this morning (October 14):
Son, there will be visions which are given to you and to my other children so that you will pray for their fulfillment. Some visions are not "predictions", my son; they are goals which I set for My people, and you must pray for those goals to be fulfilled, as when My servant Elijah prayed 7 times for the rain to come. I did not give him the vision of the cloud so that he would cross his arms waiting for the rain to come. He understood that he had to pray. So must you do also, My sons, for I have raised you up in these final days to accomplish a mighty task.
As I was writing the prophetic word on "Bush: 7/13", I felt that God was telling me that Bush would have been sure to win by a whopping 8-6 ratio (57%), instead of a 7-6 ratio if he had decided to walk in the prophetic anointing that God has given him. Instead, Bush's half-heartedness has made this presidential race much tighter than it should be.
Please pray for George W. Bush, even if you are not an American. We are fighting a spiritual war that transcends national barriers, and it's a war whose victory will impact all the nations of the Earth, not just the U.S.