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Prophetic word for today

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First posted: October 6, 2004

Word received: September 24 & 30 and October 6, 2004

Received by: Shamah-Elim Bible Studies

 

Last Friday September 24, 2004, in the wee hours of the morning, the Lord woke me up to a vivid vision of an aircraft very similar to the Columbia space shuttle. The aircraft was black in its relatively flat bottom and white on top, and it was landing on a wide runway in what seemed to be a desert. As the aircraft was coming down, it suddenly began to spin clockwise. I became concerned, but, after many rotations, it was able to straighten itself out as it got close to the ground, and the vision ended as I saw the aircraft in perfect position for landing, with dusk showing on the horizon that was in the background. I then saw the word "PASADENA" written across the bottom, as if I were watching a wide-screen recording of the landing on TV; the word "PASADENA" was written in white on the black band that appears at the bottom of TV screens when wide-screen film is being shown.

 

That morning I pondered the meaning of the vision, but was unable to understand it until I was watching a Fox News Channel report 5 days later, on September 29, 2004. The report was on how SpaceShipOne, a privately-financed manned rocket, was able to soar out of the Earth's atmosphere to a height of 62 miles. SpaceShipOne, designed by Burt Rutan, was piloted by 62 year-old South African Mike Melvill, the first civilian astronaut.

 

The rocket took off from California's Mojave desert in the U.S. just after sunrise, at 7:11 local time, carried beneath the White Knight transporter plane. At 47,000 feet, the two separated, and SpaceShipOne ignited its rocket booster for its trip into space. On the way up, however, the rocket went into an unexpected roll near the top of its trajectory, spinning some 20 times. This made it necessary to shut off the motor 11 seconds before planned, and pilot Mike Melvill was able to straighten out the rocket using side-thrusters. Still, the momentum was enough to propel the rocket to the desired height of 62 miles; 2 radar readings verified that space had been reached. The rocket was able to come back to Earth and land successfully at 8:34 local time, completing its 83 minute trip.

 

Even though man has traveled into space before, the importance of SpaceShipOne is the fact that it is privately funded, with one of its biggest sponsors being Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen. On June 21, 2004, SpaceShipOne made the first privately manned spaceflight in the history of mankind. Its goal was to soar into space twice in a two-week period to claim the Ansari X prize (a US$10 million award for the first privately-financed manned spacecraft to reach 62 miles twice in a two-week period) but it was unable to reach space again until September 29. Five days later, on Monday, October 4, 2004, SpaceShipOne was able to repeat the feat and finally claimed the US$10 million prize. The Ansari X prize required that the spacecraft carry 1 pilot plus the equivalent weight of 2 other people. The goal of the prize is to promote space tourism.

 

According to a space.com report, Mike Melvill said the following after his June 21 flight:

"The sky was jet black above. The Earth is so beautiful ... It was like nothing Iíve ever seen before. You really do get the feeling that youíve touched the face of God when you do something like this, believe me."

As SpaceShipOne arched over and headed back to Earth, Melvill said that he began to hear sounds: 

"The noises you hear are like somebody talking to you very sharply. You begin to believe, wow, should I really be doing this?"

 

When I saw the video of the rocket spinning on TV during its September 29 flight, the Lord immediately reminded me of the vision mentioned at the top of this page, and He made me understand that the vision was a prophetic notification of this event, meaning that the event had prophetic importance.

 

Much of the information mentioned above was obtained from the following pages:

http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/spacetourism_future_040930.html,

http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/SS1_press_040621.html

 

This is the prophetic interpretation of these events:

{The meaning of the names "Melvill" and "Allen" were obtained from http://behindthename.com; since the meaning of the word "Melvill" was not found, the meaning of the almost identical name "Melville" was used}

 

On September 25, 2004 (one day after the vision) the Lord led us to write the article entitled, "The peace process", where we share on how the Spirit will be uncovered from on high in the latter days. The Lord led us to speak about a "gaping hole" that will allow for direct impartations of eternity from God in Heaven into the Earth. Without realizing it, this was strongly related to the vision I had been shown a day earlier. When I saw SpaceShipOne spinning up into space on September 29, I realized that it was a prophetic figure of a remnant people drilling a hole through the mantle of darkness that covers the nations (Isaiah 25:7); this mantle has impeded the direct impartation of God's eternity into the Earth. This explains why Mike Melvill said that he felt that he had touched the face of God after his June 21 flight.

 

The fact that the flight was not sponsored by any government is a prophetic figure of a latter-day Church where believers will have a direct and intimate relationship with God, bypassing the pastoral hierarchy that has worked to stand as intermediaries between God and "regular church folks". Most believers think that they need the "ministerial covering" of some organization or church to be right with God, and that the key to sanctification is to unconditionally obey the orders of the ministers they have placed themselves under. In essence, this "ministerial covering" has acted as a mantle that has hindered the direct impartation of God's eternity upon believers. It is not wrong to be a member of a congregation. It is wrong, however, to think that the pastors and other full-time ministers are the only ones who have "important" spiritual work to do on Earth and that these men are in some way spiritually superior and are the only ones who can impart God's Glory on Earth.

 

"31Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I 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)

 

The fact that the pilot's name is Michael points to the prophetic figure in Revelation 12:

 

"7And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death" (Revelation 12:7-11)

 

In these latter days, a mighty prophetic remnant will fight against satan in the air and cast him down to the ground, paving the way for direct impartations of God's eternity from Heaven above. Because of our human frailty and our sins, satan has constantly worked to accuse and belittle believers who desire to be right with God but who have convinced themselves that they are too insignificant and imperfect to be used by God in a powerful way. God will cast down satan, and He will also cast down his angels (v9), i.e.- his messengers that promote a separation between God and man and who have made themselves lords over the Body of Christ. God will do this through a remnant that will be willing to give their lives in spiritual sacrifice unto God (v11), meaning that it will be done through a remnant of believers who will not fear being shunned and condemned for speaking God's justice and judgments and who will be willing to confront human authorities inside the Church, even if that means being ostracized and labeled as rebellious and unGodly:

 

"1These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. 2They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 3And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. 5But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? 6But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. 7Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come." (John 16:1-13)

 

The fact that pilot Mike Melvill says that he heard noises as if someone was "talking to him very sharply" on his first flight on June 21 refers to how the principalities and powers accuse believers whenever they start asserting their authority in the Spirit. Mike Melvill heard the accusations of the prince of the air, the "accuser of the brethren" (Revelation 12:10); this is why he asked himself, "Should I really be doing this?", as if to say, "Do I have the spiritual right to do this?". Here on Earth, those with the remnant spirit hear such accusations through fellow believers who question the remnant's authority based on human titles and who believe that it is more important to obey man and his human structures than to obey God:

 

"16Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it. 17But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name. 18And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 19But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. 20For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." (Acts 4:16-20)

 

The pilot's last name, "Melvill", comes from the French and means "bad settlement". As we have said before, the Girgashite spirit of earthliness is very strong in France, and the reference to a "bad settlement" is a judgment against earthly structures. Mike Melvill's ascent from Earth represents the prophetic remnant rejecting and leaving behind earthly ways and structures in order to have a direct encounter with God, then returning from that encounter back to Earth to minister judgments. When the Spirit is uncovered, He speaks judgments into the Earth. This is why the Lord says that the Comforter (i.e.- the Holy Spirit) would come to reprove the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (v8). Notice also that verse 13 above says that the Spirit of truth speaks not of Himself, but will speak whatsoever He shall hear. So will the prophetic remnant do in the latter days. Under the anointing of the Spirit, they will speak unadulterated truth into the Earth and will not work to promote themselves, but rather will promote the Lord, speaking whatever they hear, no matter how popular or unpopular their words may make them, for they will "not love their lives unto death" (Revelation 12:11).

 

In another way, the name "Melvill" also speaks of how the remnant will proceed from places of "spiritual ill repute". When Philip told Nathanael that he had found the Messiah in a man from Nazareth, Nathanael asked, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?"

 

"45Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. 47Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. 49Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. 50Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these. 51And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man." (John 1:45-51)

 

Even though Nathanael knew that Nazareth was a "bad settlement", he was willing to go and see if Jesus really was the Messiah. Nathanael represents the remnant who is not interested in human names but who understands that the truth can only be discerned spiritually. Today's Nathanaels know that the truth cannot be determined from the ministerial title of the speaker or by the "international reputation" of his/her congregation. The truth is determined by the anointing, which can only be discerned in the Spirit, regardless of the human name that may be attributed to the speaker. When Nathanael discerned the Anointing on Jesus, he said, "You are the Son of God, the King of Israel" (v49), and he did not need a theology diploma in Jesus' right hand, or a literal crown over Jesus' head, or kingly robes over Jesus' body to confess this. This is the reason why the Lord said to Nathanael that he would see the heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man (v51). Notice that Jesus said "the Son of man" and not "Me"; He was therefore speaking of a direct angelic impartation of God's eternity and judgments over all believers, even in their weak human condition, because God is not a respecter of persons (James 2:1-7).

 

The reason why the Lord gave me the vision on September 24 is because of the following passages in Haggai chapter 2:

 

"10In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying," (Haggai 2:10)

[Notice that this passage refers to the 24th day of the 9th month; September is the 9th month of the year in our calendar]

 

"20And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying, 21Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; 22And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother. 23In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts." (Haggai 2:20-23)

 

Notice that the passage above prophesies the tearing down of kingdoms and the bringing down of horses and their riders, just as Revelation 12:7-11, quoted above, speaks of Michael fighting against satan and his angels and casting them down to the Earth. Notice also that verse 22 speaks of the kingdoms being torn down by "the sword of his brother". This refers to a "rebellion" that the remnant believers will send forth against the spiritual structures inside the Church, just as Martin Luther did during the Protestant Reformation.

 

In the vision, the Lord showed me an aircraft similar to the Columbia space shuttle. The name "Columbia" refers to Columbus, who, as you know, was the pioneer who set sail from Europe and discovered America. In these latter days, God will send forth a brave prophetic remnant that will pave the way so that the Church as a whole may take the Spiritual Promised Land.

 

As you may remember, the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated upon reentry on February 1, 2003. It would take too much time to explain all the prophetic symbols that were behind the Columbia disaster, but allow us to summarize that Columbia represents the last effort of the Church to bring the latter-day glory through human methods, without destroying the carnal preeminence of the pastoral ministry, and without realizing the importance of the true prophetic spirit (if God wills it, we will write an article on this in the future). The fact that the Columbia that I saw in the vision was able to land safely speaks of the latter-day spiritual move that will succeed, as opposed to the efforts that man has made until now. Man wants to have his cake and eat it too; man wants a mighty spiritual move without losing his earthly control on the Church. In the latter days, however, God will raise a remnant that will forsake human structures and will surrender all control to God, allowing the judging Spirit of God to move through them to renew the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth.

 

The fact that the "Columbia" I saw was black on the bottom means that, from an earthly perspective (i.e.- from the "ground"), this aircraft looked "dark", which points to the "darkness of anonymity", and also points to the darkness of rebellion, since earthly believers judge the remnant as "rebellious" believers who dare to defy human structures and paradigms. The fact that the aircraft was white on the top part means that, from the Heavenly perspective, the "rebellious" and "anonymous" remnant is pure and righteous, and is exuding God's glorious presence:

 

"1And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light." (Matthew 17:1-3)

 

I recall seeing a logo on the top part of the aircraft, meaning that, from a Heavenly perspective, the remnant does have a name, and that name is "sons and daughters of the Most High God".

 

The whiteness of the aircraft's top is also emphasized by the name of the plane that took SpaceShipOne up to 47,000 feet: The White Knight.

 

The fact that SpaceShipOne took off from the desert refers to the fact that the prophetic remnant is not afraid to go to the spiritual loneliness of the wilderness, where God's judgments process us and mold us into His likeness. It is out of the desert that God's salvation always comes!!! Moses came out of the desert to liberate the people of Israel from Egypt. Elijah came out of the desert to liberate the people of Israel from Baal. Jesus came out of the desert to liberate us from the law of sin and death. This is why SpaceShipOne came out of the desert.

 

The fact that the aircraft in the vision spun clockwise means that God's prophetic time is ticking again. Through a dream 3 years ago, the Lord showed me that God's "prophetic clock" stops when prophetic intercession stops on Earth and that it moves again when prophetic intercession starts again. The Church has for centuries been spiritually stuck, but prophetic intercession is making the clock move again. The latter-day glory is fast approaching, my friend, and you were given the privilege to be alive in the generation that will see this latter-day Glory manifested on Earth.

 

The reason why both SpaceShipOne and the aircraft in the vision landed in the desert is because God will establish His desert judgments down on Earth through a latter-day remnant that will ascend to have Face-to-Face encounters with Him in the wilderness. 

 

Both the aircraft in the vision and SpaceShipOne landed in California. However, SpaceShipOne landed in the Mojave desert while the aircraft in the vision landed in Pasadena. As I asked the Lord concerning this "discrepancy", the Lord kept reminding me of Pasadena's "Rose Bowl Parade". It was not until today that I understood the meaning of this:

 

"1The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. 2It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God. 3Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. 4Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you." (Isaiah 35:1-4)

 

God's latter-day Church will blossom abundantly; the desert of God's judgments will produce a blossoming garden. The latter-day churches will be like spiritual Edens full of God's Holy presence, places of spiritual refreshing, places where believers will be all that they were created to be.  

 

"35And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. 36Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it. 37Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock. 38As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD." (Ezekiel 36:35-38)

 

The fact that, in the vision, the Lord showed me the aircraft's landing as if it was recorded on wide-screen film used for movie theaters means that the latter-day Eden that is about to come will be "wide". It will expand throughout many regions of the Earth and it will include all believers. The spiritual castes will be "cast" away, and all believers will understand that they are unique, special, and that their individual spiritual calling is Mighty, Important, and Unique in Christ.

 

The fact that the second spaceflight that allowed SpaceShipOne to claim the US$10 million prize took place on October 4, 2004, 10 days after the vision on September 24, means that only those who are willing to die to self completely can be used to tear down the throne of satan in the air:

 

"8And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of satan. 10Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. 11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death." (Revelation 2:8-11)

 

The fact that the flight on September 29 took 83 minutes points to Psalm 83:

 

"9Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison: 10Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth. 11Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna: 12Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession. 13O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind. 14As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire; 15So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm. 16Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD. 17Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: 18That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth." (Psalm 83:9-18)

[Notice that this passage ends by declaring that Jehovah is the Most High over all the Earth. When satan's throne in the air is cast down and the spiritual mantle is removed, it will be made evident to all men that, indeed, there is no one higher than the Most High God. We will be able to soar freely into space and have direct Face-To-face encounters with Him.]

 

The fact that SpaceShipOne's motor had to be shut down 11 seconds before planned (to stop the spinning on September 29) has prophetic significance. As we have said before, the number "11" in Scripture represents "purifying judgments that remove earthliness". The original human plan was to shut down the motor at a given time, but God forced them to shut it off earlier, showing that the latter-day remnant will recognize God's supremacy, and will learn to do things the way He wants them done, even if that contradicts our earthly mentality or earthly plans:

 

"8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." (Isaiah 55:8-11)

 

SpaceShipOne would not come back down to Earth successfully unless it did things God's way, not man's; in a prophetic sense, the space shuttle Columbia refused to do it God's way, while SpaceShipOne yielded to God, and was therefore successful. The latter-day remnant will understand that it is only through judgments ("11") that God's Glory will come. Notice that verse 11 above speaks of God's Word coming down to accomplish His purpose, and, according to Hebrews 4:12, God's Word comes as a sword that executes purifying judgments.

 

The fact that Mike Melvill was 62 and that the required height was "62 miles" points to Isaiah 62, which speaks of God's prophetic intercessors not resting until God's Glory be seen on Earth:

 

"1For Zionís sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalemís sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. 2And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. 3Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God." (Isaiah 62:1-3)

[Notice that the desire of a true prophetic intercessor is to see the Church's righteousness shine forth as brightness (v1), and, according to Isaiah 32:15-17, this can only happen through God's spiritual judgments]

 

"6I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, 7And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth." (Isaiah 62:6-7)

[True prophetic intercessors long to see God's Glory manifested in their fellow believers. This is why they will not rest until they make Jerusalem a "praise in the Earth", praised because the Earth will see God's shekinah presence and God's righteous power in the lives of believers.]

 

"10Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. 11Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him." (Isaiah 62:10-11)

[As we have said before, "gates" in Scripture speak of judgments. The true prophetic intercessors exhort themselves and fellow believers to pass through God's judgments so that His purposes may be manifested in their lives and so that God's salvation may operate through them to restore the lives of others.]

 

The fact that 2 radar readings testified that SpaceShipOne had reached space on September 24 points to the apostolic and prophetic anointing that "hole-drilling" believers will have. The Lord sent His disciples in groups of two to prepare the way for Him in the cities that He would visit (Luke 10:1). The apostolic anointing of wisdom and judgments and the prophetic anointing of visions and human-authority defiance lay the foundation for the establishment of God's Kingship (Ephesians 2:20). If a believer wants to be used as spiritual "hole-drillers", he or she must be willing to receive the apostolic and the prophetic anointing on his or her life; otherwise, the 2 radar readings in Heaven will not be able to testify that he or she is fit for spiritual "hole-drilling".

 

The spiritual reason why the Ansari X prize required that the rocket carry 1 pilot plus the equivalent weight of 2 other passengers is related to what was said in the paragraph above. An evangelistic, kingdom-establishment anointing is built on the foundation of the apostolic and the prophetic anointing. These 2 anointings operate in the realm of "anonymity", while the evangelistic anointing operates in "public view". This explains why the "2 passengers" could be present in equivalent weight, while the pilot had to be physically present.

 

The reason why the biggest sponsor of SpaceShipOne was Paul Allen can be understood when one learns the meaning of these two names. The name "Paul" means "small", which means that God will puncture the hole in the spiritual mantle through believers who are perceived as "small" by other believers who measure spiritual authority based on human titles. The name "Allen" is a variation of the name "Alan", whose meaning could either be "little rock" or "handsome". As we have said before, "rocks" in Scripture refer to "eternal spiritual nature", so "little rock" points to a believer who looks small on the outside, but who possesses God's eternal spirit nature on the inside. It is through this rock-solid eternal spirit nature that we can defy the thrones of principalities and powers in the air, because those thrones are based on foundations of temporality. This is the reason why the man that God raised to fund the opening of spaceflight to private citizens is named "Paul Allen". 

 

SpaceShipOne's departure time on September 24 was 7:11 local time. The number "7" in Scripture refers to "perfection" or "completion" while the number "11", as we said above, refers to "purifying judgments". This means that the latter-day remnant will be based on the foundation principle that the Church can only be perfected through God's purifying judgments.

 

The return time for SpaceShipOne on September 24 was 8:34 local time. As we have said before, the number "8" in Scripture refers to "regeneration"; the number "34" here refers to Ezekiel chapter 34, where God prophesies the tearing down of the pastoral matriarchy (as we have said many times before, the words "pastor" and "shepherd" are the same in Hebrew and in Greek):

 

"1And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?" (Ezekiel 34:1-2)

 

"8As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock; 9Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; 10Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them." (Ezekiel 34:8-10)

 

The time "8:34" means that, as the remnant takes off to execute purifying judgments ("7:11"), it will be able to land in a regenerated Church where the pastoral matriarchy has been wiped away and replaced by a Church that feeds the spiritual authority of believers instead of draining it from them.

 

The fact that the spacecraft's name is "SpaceShipOne" points to the fact that, during the latter days, believers throughout the Church will understand that they have been called to be One with Almighty God. The human restrictions of religious hierarchies will be destroyed, and we will all have direct access to the Lord's Glorious Face:

 

"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD" (Deuteronomy 6:4)

[In the original Hebrew, this verse says, "Hear oh Israel, Jehovah is our God; Jehovah is One"]

 

"22And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me" (John 17:22-23)

[Since God shares His Glory with no one (Isaiah 42:8), the only way for us to share in His Glory (v22) is to be made One with Him. God wants to take you and me and make us One with Him for eternity. The passage above is not talking about "soulish" unity where "believers get along" and "have fun together". It is talking about being made One with the Most High God. God is opening the access to Heaven for us all; He is destroying the mantle of religious structures that are holding us back so that we may see His Glorious Face of judgments (Revelation 1:16-17, 2 Corinthians 3:17-18) and be One with Him for eternity.]