Prophetic word for today
The sun is burning out
First posted: March 27, 2005
E-mailed: February 13, 2005
Word received by: Jamison Brown
I was riding on the passenger side of a car with an unknown man. I think the man was my natural father, but I'm not sure because I never saw his face. I felt like, whoever it was, I knew him well. It was a little after 1pm when he asked me to look out of the car window toward the sky. He pointed to what appeared to be a glimmering star. At first, I thought it was the planet Venus, which is sometimes visible at dusk, but, then, the day suddenly turned to night, and the Big Dipper appeared. I knew this was odd because it was the middle of the day, and there was no scheduled solar eclipse. The unexplained darkness went on for days until it was announced on CNN that scientists discovered that the Sun had "burnt" out. It was now a dead star at the center of our solar system. I knew that the earth couldn't survive without energy from the sun, and it would be a matter of time before all life on earth would cease. I felt this was "it". This was how it was going to end. Knowing this still did not create any panic within me, but it created a sense of urgency. I remember telling people that I knew that the sun would burn out one day, but nobody believed me, but it had now come to pass.
The unknown man in the dream points to what we have shared in our two latest words. The things of the Spirit are unfamiliar to the natural soul, but the spirit-being inside of us (Colossians 3:10) immediately recognizes them. This is why brother Jamison felt that he knew the man "very well" even though he didn't seem to know him in the natural.
The fact that brother Jamison never saw the man's face points to the following passage:
"15Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen." (1 Timothy 6:15-16)
Brother Jamison could not see the man with his natural mind, but he could "see" him in the Spirit.
The fact that brother Jamison felt that the unknown man was his father points to the following passages:
"Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God." (John 20:17)
"Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?" (Hebrews 12:9)
Since God is the Father of our spirits, the spirit-being in brother Jamison perceived the direct impartation from the Father in the unknown angel who was driving the car:
"Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 18:10)
There is a prophetic reason for the 1pm time in the dream. In ancient times, the hours of the day were counted starting at sunrise. Since sunrise occurs at around 6:00am, 1pm would be equivalent to the 7th hour. This time of the day appears in the following passage:
"46So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. 48Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. 49The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. 50Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. 51And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. 52Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. 53So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. 54This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee." (John 4:46-54)
The word "nobleman" that appears in verses 46 and 49 was translated from the Greek word basilikos, which literally means "kingly". Therefore, the nobleman was a person with great visible and recognized authority.
The fact that he was from Capernaum has spiritual meaning. The name "Capernaum" literally means "village of comfort" or "covering of consolation". As we have said before, Capernaum speaks of a place dominated by pastors who like to console believers at the soul level by preaching a soul-centered "gospel" of "grace" and "human mercy" without paying attention to God's justice and judgments. In these latter days, believers like the nobleman will realize that all the "gospel" of blessings and "mercy" is useless when it comes to making real changes in people's lives. This is why the nobleman was forced to come out of Capernaum to go after Jesus. He was a well-recognized authority at Capernaum, but he was forced to accept that all that authority and recognition from men was worthless when it came time to heal his son.
The fact that it was his "son", rather than his "daughter", who was sick has spiritual significance. As we have said before, "man" in Scripture is a figure of the "spirit" while "woman" is a figure of the "soul". Therefore, the dying son is a figure of how the spirit-potential of believers inevitably dies under a "Capernaum" atmosphere of grace and human mercy. Why? Because our spirit-being grows only as we expose ourselves to God's growth-producing judgments and as we receive impartations of the "male" ministry anointings. In matriarchal Capernaum, these things are banned.
Notice that the nobleman asked Jesus twice (v47, 49) to "come down" to Capernaum to heal his son. In a spiritual sense, he was asking Jesus to come down from the Spirit level to the soul level, but Jesus did not agree to do so. If the son was going to be truly healed, he would have to be healed at the Spirit level. The soul relies on natural means; it needs to see Jesus physically going down to Capernaum, laying hands on the child, and healing him. On the other hand, the spirit knows that God is not bound by natural means. The spirit knows the authority of the spoken word.
The word "saith" in the phrase "Jesus saith unto him" (v50) was translated from the Greek word lego, which is the verb form of the word logos, meaning "word". As we have said before, God's logos is a sword of judgment (Hebrews 4:12). Therefore, when Jesus spoke the words of verse 50 ("go thy way; thy son liveth"), those logos words went with spiritual judgment that cut through the nobleman and went all the way to the nobleman's house. As those logos words cut through the nobleman, they attacked the root of soul-centeredness in him, and, as those roots were destroyed, a way was paved for his son to be healed. The spiritual root of the son's physical disease began in the father's soul-centeredness, and he could not be truly healed unless those roots were dealt with.
At first, the nobleman approached Jesus the way a notable king would approach a notable doctor, asking him to heal his prince. The nobleman had heard of Jesus' healings, and he was basing his faith on the "verifiable healing résumé" of this itinerant preacher. When Jesus refused to physically go down to Capernaum, He forced the nobleman to trust in something he could not see, i.e.- in something that was strange and foreign to the natural soul. His natural mind was willing to accept that some sort of healing power could be transferred through physical contact with another person, but he found it difficult to believe that an invisible, uttered word could have the power to heal another person. Yet, as he stood there, he decided to believe the "strange" words that Jesus had spoken. As we have shared in our last two words, God requires that we play by His rules, not ours. For true restoration to take place, we must be willing to trust in things that are foreign to our soul. There is no way to get around that. While the nobleman was initially trusting in Jesus' "healing notoriety", he was eventually forced to trust in "strange" and invisible words.
Based on the word "yesterday" in verse 52, we can say that the nobleman had to travel for a day before he could get back home. All the way over, he had to trust that his son was already healed -- he had no choice. He had no evidence of it; he only had some "invisible logos words" that an itinerant preacher had pronounced. Why did he believe? Because his spirit (not his soul) recognized the words that Jesus pronounced and found them to be "familiar" (i.e.- from God, the Father of spirits).
When he got home, his servants told him the same words that Jesus had spoken: "Thy son liveth" (v51). Why? Because God was illustrating what the nobleman had been forced to do. Being a "kingly" nobleman, he was used to giving out commands and expecting lower-rung people to trust those commands and abide by them. However, when he went to Jesus, Jesus forced him to obey His command ("go thy way" - v50) and to trust in His words ("thy son liveth" - v50). The nobleman himself became a servant who obeyed the command of a man with no human "rank" (i.e.- Jesus), and he was forced to trust in the power of this man's invisible logos words, the way one of his own servants would trust in the authority of his words. As God's logos word dealt with this man's faith in human titles and methods, the spiritual roots of the son's fever were dealt with, and the son was physically and spiritually healed. Had the son not gotten sick, and had Jesus not forced the father to go through all of this, the father's descendants would have grown up to be overbearing tyrants who would have placed their entire trust in the power of visible human authority.
The son was healed on the 7th hour as a prophetic figure of what God will do in these latter days. Based on Scripture, we can infer that man has been on planet Earth for over 6,000 years; 4,000 years went by before Jesus arrived, and 2,000 years have passed since then. We are now at the start of the 7th millennium of human history. In that sense, we are in the 7th hour, in the hour when God will complete His work in us.
As we have said before, people with the Girgashite spirit of earthliness never rest because they place their trust in earthly, visible things. After 6 days of work, they continue working on the 7th day because they are unable to trust that the invisible God (1 Timothy 6:16) will complete on the 7th day what they will never be able to complete through human means. By making the nobleman travel for a day before he could see his son healed, Jesus forced the nobleman to be patient. As we have said before, people under the Girgashite spirit of earthliness are now-oriented people who have a hard time waiting in faith for God to act. The nobleman was forced to rest in the Lord. He had done his "6 days of work" by traveling all the way to where Jesus was, finding Him, and asking Him to heal his son. All he could do now was rest and trust that God would do the rest. When the nobleman decided to do this, the Girgashite roots in his life were broken.
As we have said before, Girgashites are people bent on their ways, and they are people who place great trust in visible, human hierarchies. By accepting a way of healing that was different from the "way" he had initially planned (v47, 49), and by accepting a command from a man who was not above him in the "human chain of command", the Girgashite spirit that had been rampant throughout his family line was broken, and his prophetic future (represented by his son) was restored.
Just as the nobleman was gripped by a Girgashite influence, the Church is now gripped by a strong Girgashite influence. However, this is the 7th hour, and, just as the Girgashite roots were broken in the nobleman's life, so will they be broken in the Church in these, the latter days. And, just as the nobleman's son was restored, so will the Church's prophetic spirit be restored in these latter days.
In the dream, the man who was driving the car told brother Jamison to "look out the car window toward the sky". As we have said before, Girgashites are people who, like the pigs, are so fixated on earthly things that they always look "down" and never look "up" (from what we understand, pigs are physically incapable of looking up at the sky). Therefore, the man in the car was challenging brother Jamison to look beyond what the natural mind can see. By looking up at the sky, he was seeing with "prophetic vision" rather than "Girgashite understanding".
Jesus' physical birth was announced by a star that was recognized by magi who came from far, far away, but that same star was not recognized by the priests and "expert" scribes in Jerusalem, who interpreted the Scriptures with a Girgashite, literal mind instead of understanding it through God's prophetic spirit (Matthew 2:1-18). In the same way, today's Church is littered with eschatologists who go on TV and "teach" on Jesus' second coming by parroting out prophetic passages from the Bible that they interpret with a literal, Girgashite mind. Just as the priests and scribes in Jerusalem during the days of Jesus' birth, these parrots are revered as "prophetic experts", but their Girgashite teachings have prevented believers from looking up at the sky so that they may truly see what is really happening in the spirit realm.
Brother Jamison recognized the star that he saw in the sky as Venus, which is also known as the "morning star" or the "day star". This is the star referred to in the following passage:
"19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." (2 Peter 1:19-21)
Notice how this passage refers to the Scriptures as a prophetic word that cannot be understood through human interpretation but only through God's prophetic Holy Spirit. The eschatological parrots do not understand this, and God will judge them harshly for refusing to leave their Girgashite ways. They have blinded others, and they have blinded themselves, yet they claim to see, and God will hold them accountable for it (John 9:41).
Repent, foolish parrots, for God's judgment against you is near!!!
Between the two pleas by the nobleman to get Jesus to physically come down to Capernaum in John 4:47 and John 4:49, the Lord said a sentence that most believers, especially preachers, tend to misunderstand: "Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe" (John 4:48). Most seem to think that Jesus was saying that we need to show signs and wonders to make people believe in Him. Yet, this is contradicted by what the Holy Spirit inspired in John 4:50:
"Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way." (John 4:50)
Notice that the nobleman believed without having to see a physical sign or wonder. Therefore, Jesus' words in John 4:48 are meant to say, "This perverse Girgashite generation is so faithless that it refuses to believe unless it sees a naturally visible sign". The word "see" in John 4:48 was translated from the Greek word eido, which means "to see with the natural mind" (apparently, it's the word from which the English word "idea" is derived).
As we have said before, a close study of 1 Corinthians 14:21-25 reveals that God's signs are designed to defy unbelief, not to satisfy it. In other words, God's signs work to shock and "offend" unbelievers in precisely the area where their heart is hardened. If an "old" believer thinks, for example, that a newly converted believer can never have a word from the Lord for his life, God will more than likely send a newly converted believer to give him the word that he needs to enter into a new dimension in his spiritual walk. Instead of adjusting themselves to that person's unbelief, God's signs work to confront the unbelief.
When mentioned in a positive sense, the sun in Scripture is a figure of the manifestation of God's Glory. In a negative sense, however, it's a figure of Girgashite oppression. As we have said before, the sun's oppressive heat is a figure of the curse that God placed on all earthly (i.e.- Girgashite) work in Genesis 3:17-19. When the Scriptures speak of "the sun being darkened" in these latter days, it is talking about more than a literal, solar eclipse. That may be what the eschatological parrots may think, but that is not what the Spirit is trying to say.
"19And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come" (Acts 2:19-20)
Notice the reference to "wonders in heaven and signs in the earth", which points to what the Lord said in John 4:48. To those who are looking up towards the sky, great spiritual wonders will become visible, and to those who are looking down towards the earth, "offensive" signs will be shown. Through the signs, God will challenge the "down-lookers" to look up, and, if they are not so proud that they become offended by the signs, they will look up and see the great wonders in heaven above.
The darkening of the sun in the dream is a figure of the end of the Girgashite reign inside the Church. As the Girgashite influence is destroyed in these latter days, the prophetic spirit will thrive and believers will begin to move in the freedom of God's prophetic anointing.
The Big Dipper's appearance after the sun was darkened points to several things in the Spirit. First, the name "Big Dipper" points to the Greek word baptizo, which literally means "to dip, to immerse, to overwhelm", and is the word from which the English word "baptize" is derived. According to Scripture, "baptism" speaks of death in Christ:
"1What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." (Romans 6:1-4)
As we have said before, Girgashites are afraid to die because of their focus on temporality. In a spiritual sense, Girgashites are afraid to be baptized because they are unwilling to sow their temporary life in sacrifice in order to reap resurrection life. As we have said before, Girgashites would rather drown with their blood inside than shed that blood for others. This is why God is coming with the "Big Dipper" to dip the Church in His baptismal waters. Those who stubbornly cling to their Girgashite ways will drown in those baptismal waters; they will be submerged, but they will not come out. On the other hand, those who are willing to shed their lives prophetically will be submerged and resurrected to a newness of life in the Spirit.
The Big Dipper is a group of stars in the constellation Ursa Major. This constellation is mentioned twice in the Old Testament, and is translated as "Arcturus" in the King James version. One of the passages where "Arcturus" appears is the following:
"4He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered? 5Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger. 6Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.7Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars. 8Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. 9Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. 10Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number. 11Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not. 12Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?" (Job 9:4-12)
Notice the reference to the sun not rising in verse 7. Notice also how verse 10 speaks of God doing things that are beyond human understanding, which speaks of how God challenges and defies Girgashite, earthly thinking. Notice also how verse 10 speaks of God doing innumerable wonders, which speaks of the "wonders in the heavens" mentioned in Acts 2:19-20 quoted above. Verse 11 speaks of how God can pass beside us without the natural eye perceiving Him. Why? Because God cannot be perceived with the natural mind (1 Timothy 6:16). This again defies the Girgashites' effort to perceive God with their natural understanding. The question "Who will say unto Him, what doest thou?" in verse 12 speaks of how God has the right to deal with the vessel of clay as He sees fit (Jeremiah 18:1-6, Isaiah 29:16, Isaiah 45:9, Romans 9:20). This again points to the Girgashite spirit since the word "Girgashite" literally means "clay dweller". Therefore, we can see how this entire passage deals with God's attack on the Girgashite spirit.
The other passage in the Old Testament that mentions "Arcturus" (i.e.- Ursa Major) is the following:
"32Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? 33Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? 34Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? 35Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are? 36Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart? 37Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven, 38When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?" (Job 38:32-38)
Notice that verse 38 speaks of dust growing hard and of clods cleaving fast together, which speaks of how the Girgashite spirit of earthliness hardens the understanding of men and makes them stubbornly set in their natural ways. Notice also how verse 36 and 37 speak of God's unreachable wisdom, which speaks of how the Girgashite, natural mind is unable to reach the spiritual wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 2:12-16). The reference to the "waters" in verse 34 speaks of the flow of God's prophetic spirit and of how that prophetic flow becomes impossible under Girgashite paradigms. The reference to "clouds" in verse 36 is a prophetic allusion to how Girgashites become "cloud gazers" who are constantly looking up at the natural sky, waiting for Jesus' return, but who are unable to look up at the sky in the Spirit to see the spiritual battle that is currently going on as the Lord prepares the Church in order to manifest Himself in a way that the Girgashite parrots least expect. The questions in verse 32 about man's ability to understand the laws of the heavens and to set their dominion in the Earth speaks of God challenging earthly Girgashites to prove to Him that they can use their human methodologies to truly affect the spirit realm. Religious ceremonies and rituals are inherently incapable of transforming the spirit realm, but the Girgashite is so stubborn that he is unwilling to recognize the weakness of human flesh in comparison to the Spirit.
The word for "Ursa Major" in Hebrew is ayish, which is derived from the word uwsh; uwsh appears only once in Scripture, translated as "assemble yourselves" in verse 11 of the following passage:
"9Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: 10Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. 11Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD. 12Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. 13Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. 14Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. 15The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. 16The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. 17So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more." (Joel 3:9-17)
The word "Gentiles" in verse 9 and the word "heathen" in verse 11 were translated from the Hebrew word goyim, which literally means "nations". As we have said before, the concept of "bad nations" is strongly tied in Scripture to the Girgashite spirit. Again, we see how this passage speaks of God declaring war against the Girgashite spirit on Earth, starting with the Girgashite spirit inside the Church (1 Peter 4:17).
The reference to the multitudes in the "valley of decision" speaks of how God is challenging the Girgashite dust to gather together into rigid clods to see if they can defeat God's eternal rock. As we have said before, the "valley of decision" speaks of how God is calling believers (not unbelievers) to decide which side they will be on; each believer has two options: they can choose the side of recognized religious leaders and traditions or they can choose the side of God's invisible, nameless prophetic anointing. Those who place their faith in the arm of flesh (cursed are they -- Jeremiah 17:5) will prefer the safety of Girgashite structures. Those who decide to abide in a direct relationship with the Father will say "the Lord, not man, will be My hope", and they will be living out what is written in the middle of verse 16.
Notice that verse 15 speaks of the sun being darkened. This is no coincidence!!! We arrived at this passage because of the dream's reference to the Big Dipper, and the word in Hebrew from which the word for "Big Dipper" is derived has its only appearance in Scripture in verse 11. Hallelujah!!! Our God is an awesome God!!!
The "strangers" that the Lord refers to in verse 17 are not the "strangers" to the natural soul that we have referred to in recent words. Instead, they are those who operate at the soul level instead of the Spirit level. Such people are "strangers" to God, because they do not know God and God does not know them (Matthew 7:23).
The fact that the sun literally "burned out" in the dream also points to the Girgashite spirit in another way. Since Girgashites tend to be sleep-deprived workaholics, they tend to wear themselves out, both physically and emotionally. People who suffer from "burnout" are people who have allowed Girgashite spirits to burden them with unnecessary earthly worries and concerns. As we have said before, Girgashites have a hard time resting on the "7th day" and they lead self-centered lives, all of which leads to their slow but uninterrupted self-consumption.
"24And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? 25He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? 26Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. 27Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee." (Matthew 17:24-27)
[Notice how the people at Capernaum were trying to impose unnecessary earthly burdens on Jesus and His disciples. Here, God allowed Peter to supernaturally comply with this unnecessary demand so that the religious leaders and their naive followers would not use this silly rule as an excuse to reject Jesus.]
The fact that it took many days for the scientists to finally understand what had happened to the sun is a prophetic figure of how difficult it is (and will be) for the Girgashites to understand all that is happening (and will happen) in the Church during the next decade. Why? Because they always interpret things with their natural mind. In the dream, brother Jamison remembers that he had warned people that all of this would happen. This points to how the prophetic anointing allows us to understand things in the spirit realm that are impossible to understand with the natural mind.
The reference to "many days" also points to the following passage:
"Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days" (Ecclesiastes 11:1)
Prophets are willing to sow of themselves in sacrifice in order to reap after many days. They are not "in a hurry" because they are not tied to earthly temporality. On the other hand, Girgashites want to sow as few external things as possible in order to reap as quickly as possible because they are tied to time.
The earth depends on the sun for its survival. Therefore, when the Lord darkens the Girgashite sun, earthly believers will be forced to turn to the True Sun, the Sun of righteousness, the Sun from which True Life emanates. God will burn away those who trust in earthly methods, and He will allow His prophetic remnant to be fully manifested in these latter days:
"1For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 2But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 3And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts." (Malachi 4:1-3)
In the dream, brother Jamison felt that "this was it", but it did not create a sense of panic within him. Why? Because those who move in the prophetic know that, after voluntary death, resurrection always follows. Girgashites' focus on temporality makes them think that the end of this temporary life is the end of everything. They might say with their lips that they believe in the resurrection and the after-life, but they sure don't act like it!!! That is why they hold on for dear life.
Brother Jamison's looking up from his patio is a figure of prophetic communion with God. By being out in the patio, brother Jamison was not encumbered by any intermediary earthly covering (i.e.- the roof). He had direct visibility of the sky, which speaks of a direct communion with God. As we have said before, prayer is a prophetic endeavor, and only those who are willing to shed the roof tiles of human coverings will be able to have prophetic communion with God.
The trees through which brother Jamison saw the aircraft point to the following passage:
"1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified." (Isaiah 61:1-3)
Notice how the "trees of righteousness" (v3) are mentioned in the context of the Lord's Anointing (v1), and, as we have said before, the ministry most intimately tied with the concept of "anointing" in Scripture is the prophetic ministry. The flow of the prophetic anointing over a foundation of apostolic righteousness leads to the manifestation of spiritual, evangelistic giants. As the Girgashite sun is burned out by God in these latter days, the Church will become full (hallelujah!) of spiritually giant believers who will manifest the Glory of God on Earth.
The 2 aircraft are a figure of the "two witnesses" of Revelation chapter 11:
"1And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. 3And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. 4These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. 5And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. 6These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will." (Revelation 11:1-6)
The word "reed" in verse 1 was translated from the Greek word kalamos, which literally means "reed" but can also be translated as "pen" (and is translated as such in 3 John 1:13). Therefore, the "reed" speaks of God's written logos word, which speaks of God's apostolic judgments. This is reinforced by the fact that the prophet John is told to "measure the temple of God". Why? Because "measuring" implies comparing something against a standard, which is equivalent to "judging" something.
Some parrot eschatologists might think that verse 1 is speaking about the need to measure some physical temple in Jerusalem, but such an interpretation would be idiotic. How would you then interpret the command at the end of verse 1 to measure those who "worship" inside the temple? Does it mean that we are supposed to take a measuring rod and measure the average height of the people worshipping at some temple in Jerusalem? Of course not!!! The Lord is saying that, in the latter days, He will raise up servants who will begin to judge the Church and her "worship" in order to see if they measure up to God's spiritual standards. This means that these servants will have a strong apostolic anointing.
The word "witnesses" in verse 3 was translated from the Greek word martys, from which the English word "martyr" is derived. A martyr is a person who is willing to die for his or her principles, and this is related to "witnessing" because a martyr must be able to boldly testify his or her convictions before human authorities, even when that testimony will anger the authorities and cost the witness his or her life. As we have said before, prophets are the kamikaze squad in God's army who willingly lay down their lives for the Lord's sake. A prophet is not afraid to confront powerful human authority, even if that confrontation will lead to his or her death. Therefore, the two witnesses of Revelation 11 speak of latter-day believers with a strong prophetic anointing. This is reaffirmed by the fact that they "shall prophesy", according to verse 3.
Notice that verse 4 declares that these two witnesses are the "two olive trees", the "two candlesticks" that stand before the God of the Earth. This is a reference to Zechariah chapter 4:
"1And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, 2And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: 3And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof." (Zechariah 4:1-3)
Notice that verse 3 specifically speaks of one olive tree to the right of the bowl and one olive tree to the left. The right olive tree speaks of a right-handed apostolic anointing of judgments and justice, while the left olive tree speaks of a left-handed prophetic anointing of vision and purpose. The bowl with oil at the top of the candlestick (v2) speaks of an anointing that flows directly from Heaven, unimpeded by man's earth-dirty hand.
The eschatological parrots put out movies where they portray the two witnesses of Revelation chapter 11 as two old men dressed in Middle Eastern attire who are standing in front of the Temple Wall in Jerusalem. According to the parrots, these old men will spew out literal fire from their mouths as they are being broadcast on cable news!!! How idiotic!!! How pathetic!!! If chapter 11 of Revelation is to be interpreted so literally, why don't these parrots interpret the dragon of Revelation chapter 12 as a literal reptile hovering over the sky somewhere? Why isn't the beast of Revelation chapter 13 a literal animal born out of some crazy cloning experiment gone haywire? For crying out loud, the Word of God is a prophetic word, and those who try to understand it with a natural mind will inevitably reach ludicrous and laughable conclusions that do nothing but blind fellow believers and anger the God of Israel!!!
At the end of Zechariah chapter 4, the prophet asks God who the two olive trees are:
"11Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof? 12And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves? 13And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. 14Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth." (Zechariah 4:11-14)
Notice that Zechariah asks the question twice (v11, 12) before he gets an answer. When he finally gets a response from God, the Lord asks him, "You don't know what they are?" (v13). If Zechariah was asking the Lord, it is obvious that he did not know. Why then would God ask him such a question? Because he was confronting Zechariah for not knowing. In a way the question could be paraphrased as, "How can you not know? You are supposed to know this!" Here, Zechariah is playing the equivalent of a "role" in a prophetic drama, and he represents the dormant prophetic spirit in the Church. This is why he says in verse 1 that he was awakened from his sleep when the angel came to talk to him.
When the angel confronted Zechariah's ignorance over the two olive trees (v13), Zechariah didn't get offended. He simply bowed his head in humility and said, "I really don't know, my Lord". Because he admitted his ignorance, God gave him an explanation in verse 14 of what the two olive trees are. If the eschatological parrots were as willing as Zechariah to admit their prophetic ignorance, God would forgive them and reveal His secrets to them. Unfortunately, most of these men are so proud of their human knowledge that they will never admit that all their "prophetic information" is nothing more than worthless intellectual garbage. They have invested so much in their intellectual buildings that it becomes too difficult for their proud hearts to tear down those worthless buildings and to start all over again. That's because they don't understand that one ounce of truth is better than one ton of falsehood.
What does it mean that the two witnesses will stand before the God of the earth (Revelation 11:4, Zechariah 4:14)? The word "before" in Revelation 11:4 was translated from the Greek word enopion, which literally means "to be in the view of". This means that believers with the two-witness anointing will not allow human coverings to shield them from God's direct presence. Just like brother Jamison in the patio, they will stand "outdoors" and allow the "God of the earth" to see them directly from the sky. They will not say to God, "God, here I am. I am John Doe, member of the Ninth Baptist Church of Atlantis and I am under the covering of Pastor Neptune Hades.". They will simply say, "God, here I am. I am John Apostolis, Your son and brother of my Lord Jesus Christ. These are the only credentials I need in order to stand before Your presence". Two-witness believers will really live out the prophetic freedom of direct access to God:
"19Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh" (Hebrews 10:19-20)
To "stand before" God also means allowing God to constantly see us with His Eyes, which, as we have said before, means being exposed to God's apostolic judgments. Two-witness believers not only accept but will long to be under God's judgments all the time. They are aware of God's eyes over them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (366 on leap years!) They rejoice in God's purifying judgments because they are truly seeking God's righteousness.
Brother Jamison saw that the two aircraft were in "formation". This means that they were in "war mode", on their way to attack the enemy.
The fact that brother Jamison perceived that they were not man-made means that believers with the two-witness anointing are not made or formed through exposure to the traditional teachings and matriarchal attitudes of the Church. They are formed through direct communion with God and direct exposure to His judgments. As they have begun to compare what God shares with them against what the Church preaches, they are realizing that the Church is all twisted up. They have "measured the temple and its worshippers" (Revelation 11:1) and have found them to be lacking. This inevitably leads to them engaging in spiritual conflict against the structures which they know are not according to God's will and purposes.
As we have said before, "flying" in Scripture is associated with the prophetic anointing because it allows us to escape the limitations of earthliness so that we may move in the freedom of God's Spirit. Therefore, the fact that the two aircraft were flying through the sky when brother Jamison saw them emphasizes their prophetic anointing. As we have also said before, prophets and Girgashites simply don't get along, and, they are at constant war against each other. The aircraft "landing" is a figure of their prophetic anointing coming in contact with Girgashites and their earthliness, and the battle that ensued is a figure of the prophetic anointing fighting against Girgashite earthliness. This is why brother Jamison speaks of them battling with the "inhabitants of the earth", since the word "Girgashite" literally means "clay dweller" and refers to a person who "dwells" or "inhabits" in earthliness. Every time the Holy Spirit uses the phrase "inhabitants of the earth", He is referring to Girgashites.
The reason why brother Jamison could not see who or what they were battling means that this battle is happening in the spirit realm, unbeknownst to most believers, especially those who are comfortable in their religiosity. They might perceive the very real effects of this battle, but they are unable to trace those effects to the intense battle that is currently taking place in the spirit realm, even as we speak!
As we have said before, "dogs" are a figure of the people-pleasing Canaanite spirit (it's not a coincidence that "Canaanite" and "canine" are similar words!). As we have also said before, pastors who stray from God's Spirit become Canaanites. Therefore, the long and painful howl by brother Jamison's dog in real life is a figure of how the pastoral matriarchy that has ruled the Church for centuries is suffering as a result of the two witnesses' battle against the Girgashite spirit. The pastoral matriarchy needs the "order" and "stability" of the Girgashite structures in order to remain in power. Once these structures collapse, their end is near. This is why Zechariah, the prophet who speaks of the two "olive trees", also speaks of the howling pastors 7 chapters later:
"1Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. 2Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down. 3There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled." (Zechariah 11:1-3)
[As we have said before, the word "shepherd" and "pastor" are the same in Hebrew. Notice also that this is chapter 11 of Zechariah, which correlates with Revelation chapter 11]
Why was brother Jamison's dog asleep when it howled? Because pastors are perceiving their imminent downfall in their sub-conscious. Consciously, they might think that everything is hunky dory, but, in the deepest part of their souls, they know that "something" is going on, and, hallelujah!, that "something" will lead to their downfall and to the rise of a mighty and glorious Church that will conquer the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth unto the Lord.