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Prophetic word for today

Tarnished gold (Part 2)

First posting: July 19, 2007

E-mailed: June 6, 2007

Word received by: John Edwards

 

 

This is a continuation of a prophetic word posted earlier...

 

 

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Botched-up glory

In the dream, the overall colour was a "tarnished gold". This colour has several spiritual meanings, all of which are different sides of the same "spiritual truth":

 

  1. As we have said before, gold, when used in a positive sense, speaks of the glory of God. Therefore, the "tarnished gold" speaks of how the American Church "botched up" the manifestation of God's glory. This manifestation would have happened if America had made a successful transition into the green-horse stage. As we said before, this dream begins with the remnant walking in loneliness in the fullness of the black-horse anointing, meaning that God's "gold" dream for America was "tarnished" when the American Church's forerunners were willing to go no further than the black-horse stage, due to soul interests they just would not let go of.

     

    "42Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 43For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God." (John 12:42-43)

    [The two words "praise" in verse 43 are mistranslations of the Greek word doxa meaning "glory". Thus, verse 43 should read, "For they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God". Just like the chief rulers of Yeshua's days on Earth, the spiritual forerunners within the American Church were unwilling to adopt spiritual stances that would have made them unpopular amongst those who want a soul-pleasing "gospel", stances such as "uncompromising judgement unto regeneration" and a "direct relationship with God that destroys all ministerial superiority and institutional predominance".]

     

    The gold of man can be seen at the black-horse stage by the followers of Balaam; the gold of God, however, can only be seen through green-horse riders who are willing to go to Sheol for their brethren's sake. In God's eyes, the (vulnerable) "yellowness" of gold and the (uncompromising) "greenness" of the green horse are intertwined. This is the reason why the Greek noun doxa (meaning "glory") and the Greek verb doxazo (meaning "to glorify") appear a total of 27 times in 18 verses in chapters 11 through 17 of John, the 7 chapters prior to His green-horse arrest, torture, and sacrificial death.

     

  2. Since gold is yellow, the "tarnished gold" colour also speaks of how the American Church trampled God's yellow flowers, the vulnerable green-horse riders that He sent into her midst.

     

  3. As I searched for the phrase "tarnished gold" on wikipedia.org, I came across an article which I know (by an immediate and unmistakeable witness of the Spirit) was related to the spiritual meaning of the colour "tarnished gold". The article spoke of a novel titled "Tarnished Gold", which was the 5th and last book in the "Landry series" by American author Virginia C. Andrews. The story speaks of a young woman who loved nature and who was ridiculed for it. In the story, she was raped by a rich young man at a moment when she was vulnerable as she enjoyed a day out in nature. This young woman's love for nature speaks of her "green" character. Her being considered "quirky" by others speaks of the green-horse riders' "crazy fractal nature". The fact that she was raped by a rich young man points to how God's vulnerable green-horse riders are "raped" by Hivite Shechem princes (Genesis 34). All of this points once again to the "trampled yellow flowers" mentioned above.

     

    What drew my greatest attention about the "Tarnished Gold" novel, however, was the woman's father, who took advantage of his daughter's rape to strike a beneficial deal with the rapist's family. Later in the story, the young woman suffers a (self-induced) setback, and her father is there again to strike a deal with his daughter's victimiser, only, this time, the deal does not get the victimisers to bind themselves to the young woman and her father, which ends to the young woman's detriment. All of this correlates with how Hamor, the father of Shechem the Hivite, tried to strike a "beneficial" deal with Jacob and his family in order to derive utility from a tragic situation and create an emotional bind that would enslave Jacob's family to theirs (Genesis 34:6-12,18-24). This is typical of those who operate under a Hivite Korah spirit. They love to "wheel and deal", fashioning one covenant after another. These covenants seek to provide short-term benefits to both parties but are, at the end, intended to mask a failure and to selfishly ensure the undying loyalty of others. At a very profound level, this Hivite "covenanting" spirit was behind the "tarnishing" of America's gold. In an effort to mask their obvious spiritual shortcomings, many leaders in the American Church tried to "deal" their way out of God's rejection of them, like a poker player who has gambled his way into bankruptcy, but who goes for one more "double-or-nothing" bet to rescue what he has lost and prove to all that he had been no fool when he gambled away his most valuable belongings. It is no coincidence, therefore, that, as I did a search on the phrase "Tarnished gold", an article posted on pokerplayernewspaper.com entitled "Tarnished Gold" appeared. This article dealt with how poker champion Jamie Gold had tarnished the reputation of the World Series of Poker tournament by making a verbal deal with someone, Bruce Crispin Leyser, in which he promised to give Leyser half of his winnings, only to backtrack (like the Delta 88 in the dream) when he actually won the US$12 million prize.

     

    There is an interesting quality common to "compulsive tarnished gold gamblers": They are the type of people who constantly say "yes", and mean it at the moment, but who end up saying "no" with their actions. Why? Because they are too self-deceived to realise their failings or deal with them (they would rather "wheel and deal" with others than deal with themselves). At the risk of losing a relationship (a loss that will publicly expose their failings), they are quick to craft deals that will salvage the relationship, deals which they will inevitably break because they are deals not built on a truth foundation. They are deals designed to hide a shameful truth, so they will inevitably disintegrate as hidden truth resurfaces.

     

    Since the spirit behind this type of behaviour is the Korah spirit, the only valid reaction against it is to take an unflinching green-horse stance (this is due to the fact that the green-horse and the Korah spirits are corresponding rivals in the spirit realm). The green-horse stance means taking an uncompromising attitude that is wiling to stand on Truth, even if that means going to Sheol and suffering a tortuous Death. Green-horse riders eventually go silent (just as Moses did before Korah) and allow the "chips to fall where they may". Without resorting to last-minute wheeling and dealing, they are willing to suffer the public shame of a "temporary failure" (just as Yeshua did at Calvary --- Mark 15:29-32), "gambling" on God eventually baring out who was right and who was wrong. Korah cannot be "negotiated" with. He cannot be dialogued with because he is more interested in coming out on top than in knowing the truth. All you can do, therefore, is to step away from him (Numbers 16:21,26) and stand on the truth you know, in silent defiance of all the falsehood around you.

     

    In the dream, brother John saw "dark outlines of everything", whilst the overall colour was "tarnished gold". The dark outlines point to the black horse of the Apocalypse and emphasise the fact that, as America was successfully emerging from her black-horse stage (seal #3 ... Revelation 6:5-6) and into the green-horse stage (seal #4 ... Revelation 6:7-8), something went wonky, and God's golden visitation was spoilt. A tarnished shade of gold filled America's landscape, and the remnant were forced to continue on their lonely walk without the aid of the mighty and wealthy American Church. This is the reason why the people in the Delta 88 enthusiastically waved at the lonely (John) walker but did not offer him a ride. Many in America, especially those in the advanced stages of the black-horse trot, were sympathetic to God's remnant spirit. They would sincerely and cheerfully wave at the remnant's message every time they saw it, but were unwilling to take the final step of asking it into their "cars" (i.e.- their ministries and methodologies). Why? Because the remnant's entrance into the car would have implied accepting radical and soul-unpleasant transformations, and that was a price too high for most. To them, it was better to let the remnant prove themselves successful on their own. After the remnant's public victory, they were planning to approach the remnant and say,

    "Remember me? Remember how I waved at you and was supportive when you were yet an unproven word? Yes, I was unwilling to bear the full weight and reproach of your unpleasant message, but you can't hold that against us, can you? Let's share in the spoils of your victory, for I was nice to you from the car when you were walking up the mountain. We won, didn't we?"

    To this, God will reply with the following passages:

     

    "15If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." (James 2:15-17)

     

    "41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal." (Matthew 25:41-46)

     

    "18My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 19And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him." (1 John 3:18-19)

     

    "28But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 29He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. 30And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 32For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him." (Matthew 21:28-32)

     

    With their sincere and enthusiastic waving, the men in the Delta 88 were loudly saying "yes", but, with their driving past the remnant, they were silently saying "no". If you go by what the natural mind perceives, you will conclude that they were with the remnant. If you go by what the Spirit of God perceives, you will conclude that, when push comes to shove, they are really not of the remnant.

     

Doing it the old-fashioned way

In the dream, brother John saw multiple copies of one lady as he walked up the mountain. The lady was wearing a 50s-style farm dress. This speaks of the American Church's repeated effort to forge a revival within a context of "rural traditional values" and a well-rehearsed conformance to religious piety. Behind the innocent doo-wop music and the more prudish fashion and social manners, the America of the 1950s hid a new post-war generation that was sneakily rebelling against the rigid moral codes of the time. They were actively fornicating in the backseats of cars, smoking when they were out of the house, and using profane language when their parents were not within hearing distance. The 1950s, therefore, speak of a time when those in authority sincerely thought they had their underlings under moral control, without realising that the deep issues of the heart (the ones that matter to God) remained undealt with. Thus, the 1950s-style dress speaks of America's effort to have a "revival" whose success is measured by external factors such as "emotionally-charged" services, multiplied church attendance, healings, and multiple new converts living a "morally acceptable" life. These revivals, however, act as waterfalls that wash over people and leave them clean on the outside, without dealing with much of the filth on the inside. In the midst of these revivals, some are truly washed on the inside, but, even in those few cases, most are regenerated up to a certain point, after which they become irremediably stuck in religious paradigms that end up drowning their spiritual calling. At the conclusion of these revivals, congregations end up filled with Ammonite converts born before their time because they were conceived without demanding a zeal for full righteousness from them. These Ammonites are offered the Christian lifestyle as the key to a happier life, not as the key to a right life. Because of this, these revivals become short-lived fires that do little more than draw people into the religious system, without truly transforming the entire spiritual atmosphere of the places where they occur. These fires come and go, happening here and there, without ever turning into the fire prophesied by the apostle Peter, the uncontainable fire that shall engulf the Earth.

 

"11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 15And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness." (2 Peter 3:11-17)

[Notice that verse 13 says, "new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness", not happiness. God's focus, as shown by Scripture, is on the forging of righteousness, not on the forging of a "happy, trouble-free" life. As indicated in verse 14, the completion of our righteousness process yields peace, an eternal peace that surpasses any self-serving happiness. If you pursue righteousness, you will find eternal peace with God. If you pursue temporal happiness, you will find His eternal rejection, and you will never be able to say, "I can abide before God for all eternity in peace". Why? Because, if you ever do stand before Him, your uncompleted righteousness will instantly enter into conflict with His fully righteous nature, causing Him to banish you from His immediate presence".]

 

"Souled" short

As we have said before, the soul is "female" whilst the spirit is "male". Therefore, the fact that the dreamer saw multiple copies of a woman reveals the following: The fundamental reason why the"50s-style" revivals mentioned above fall short of the glory of God is because they do not dethrone the matriarchy of the soul over the Spirit. These revivals are, at heart, soul-centred, not spirit-centred, because they are designed to provide soul benefits for those "revived" and for those leading the "revival". These revivals are not designed to tackle the deep and unpleasant root issues that have led to mankind's utter failure since the fall at the garden of Eden. These revivals are designed to save people from the unpleasantness of literal hell and to fill up churches, and you don't fill up churches by speaking against soul-centredness (at least not in the short term).

 

"26Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. 27Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed." (John 6:26-27)

 

"41The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. 42And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?" (John 6:41-42)

 

"59These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. 60Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 61When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? 62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. 64But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. 65And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. 66From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him." (John 6:59-66)

 

Notice how Yeshua was more interested in raising a nation of believers centred on spirit and truth (John 4:24) than a nation of "church-going" followers. If you focus on establishing a solid truth foundation, the conversions will take care of themselves, and, when they do happen, they will be more permanent conversions. Had Jesus been more concerned with getting people to repeat the "sinner's prayer" than with establishing the Father's spiritual kingdom, He would have quickly raised a multitude of flabby, self-centred believers who would have quickly melted in the fire of Roman persecution. By forsaking short-term benefits and thinking long-term (i.e.- eternally), Yeshua raised up a small but faithful remnant who, in due time, raised up a vast multitude of rock-solid believers who shook the world of their day and who remained resilient even in the face of intense persecution. When you do the right thing (which usually takes longer), God will preserve the lives of those He has chosen until the day of their true conversion. If you think short-term, you will only cause premature conversions that will do nothing but hinder God's long-term salvation plan. To be soul-centred is to think short-term. To be Spirit-centred is to think long-term.

 

There is a spiritual connection between "soul-centredness" and "falling short":

 

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23)

 

As we have said before, the word "sin", when used in a generic sense in Scripture, refers to more than the breaking of a specific moral rule such as "Thou shalt not steal" or "Thou shalt not kill". It refers to an attitude of the heart where the soul is allowed to take precedence over the Spirit. Sin did not enter the world because Adam chose to beat up his wife or to "fornicate" with her. Sin did not enter because Adam chose to steal fruit from a neighbour's tree, neither did it enter because he carved an wooden image and began worshipping it. Sin entered Adam because he took a bite from an "insignificant" little fruit. What was so wrong about that? According to God, Adam's error (i.e.- man's sin) lay in the fact that he obeyed Woman's voice (Genesis 3:17-19), and he allowed Woman's voice to take precedence over the voice of the Spirit. That is what turned Adam's "little fruit bite" into such an egregious act in the eyes of God. Even though the act looked externally innocent, it was so devastating that it led to the unnecessary mess and suffering that man has gone through for over 6000 years. Look at the violence, famines, and disasters all around the world. They are all the consequence of one little incident that resulted from one man listening to his soul rather than to the Spirit. In God's eyes, therefore, you can be sinning even when you are doing something that looks "harmless" or "pious" on the outside. John the Baptist would have been "sinning" had he chosen to stay in Jerusalem and live a "normal" life, attending the weekly Bible studies at his local synagogue. Why? Because the Spirit had said to him, "Live in the desert and preach against Jerusalem". Had Moses chosen to live a quiet and peaceful life herding sheep in the desert and taking good care of his wife and lads, he would have been "in sin". Why? Because the Spirit had said to him, "Go to Egypt and tell Pharaoh to let My people go". Had Moses chosen not to circumcise his son (because his wife was dead set against it), he would have been "in sin", even when there was yet no written law demanding that his son be circumcised, and even when it may have seemed as a "wise" choice to preserve the "family peace" rather than argue about "dogmatic, religious issues". God was willing to kill Moses if he had so much as dared to go to Egypt whilst "in sin", for he had no right to enter into the fulfilment of his calling whilst his wife's (i.e.- his soul's) voice was so powerfully influential in his life (Exodus 4:24-27). When you allow your soul to take precedence over your spirit, you are in "sin" and will inevitably fall short of God's Glory (Romans 3:23).

 

The Greek verb hystereo (translated as "come short" in Romans 3:23) literally means "to fall behind, to come late", and it also appears in verse 21 of the following passage (translated as "lackest"):

 

"17And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. 19Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. 20And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. 21Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. 22And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions." (Mark 10:17-22)

 

Notice, once again, that the young ruler's "shortcoming" was not a "sin" as we would normally understand the word "sin". He was a morally upright man and a proper citizen, yet he was unable to obey the voice of the Spirit when it demanded that he surrender something that was very dear to his soul, i.e.- the comfort and social standing provided by wealth. There is nothing inherently wrong with having wealth or with enjoying its benefits. Yet, in the young ruler's case, wealth became "sin" when it contradicted the silent and apparently nonsensical voice of the Spirit. When he held on to his wealth, he fell into "sin" and fell short of God's Glory and eternal life. Scripture does not explicitly declare what happened with that young ruler, but it is a fact that he was unable to walk into God's Glory and eternal life as long as he held on to his wealth.

 

The Greek verb hystereo also appears in the following 2 passages:

 

"37They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 39And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: 40God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect." (Hebrews 11:37-40)

[The word hystereo was translated as "being destitute" in verse 37]

 

"11Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. 12Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 13And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. 14Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 15Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; 16Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. 17For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears." (Hebrews 12:11-17)

[The word hystereo was translated as "fail" in verse 15.

 

As we have studied before, the "bitterness" referred to by God in verse 15 has little to do with what the matriarchal Church understands "bitterness" to be. There is no evidence in the entire context of this passage (i.e.- Hebrews 11 and 12) that the author is talking about the bitterness of "unforgiveness". The context is in no way a lovey-dovey sermon on the importance of being "nice" and "forgiving your unrepentant enemies". Instead, the context clearly reveals that the "bitterness" of verse 15 is the soul's natural bitterness against God's rectifying judgements and against suffering at the hands of the unrighteous for His sake (Hebrews 12:7-11, Hebrews 11:36-40).]

 

The above passages reveal how a life in the Spirit implies us "falling short" in the natural realm (Hebrews 11:37), which ironically prevents us "falling short" of God's Glory. A life in the soul will prompt you to abhor God's judgements and to seek a life of blasé happiness (rather than a life of righteous purpose). This, in God's eyes, is a life "in sin", and you will fall short of God's Glory and His eternal life, even if you live a "quiet" and "proper" church-going life. Anyone (including the Church as a whole) will always fall short of God's golden Glory as long as the soul remains in her cursed little matriarchal throne.

 

{Having said all of the above, it is worth noting that we are not called to suffer simply for the sake of suffering. If you stay in your place of suffering beyond God's allotted time, you will be "in sin", even if your suffering seems "noble" and "righteous" in the eyes of the "spiritual" folk. There are many suffering missionaries out in the world who are unknowingly living "in sin" because they have chosen to go to (or stay in) places of suffering, motivated by human compassion and the "need" they see in those places rather than being motivated by God's voice. In those cases, these well-meaning missionaries are in the same sin that Joshua was in when he showed compassion to the Hivite Gibeonites (Joshua 9:3-27). Joshua's action seemed kind and noble, but it stirred the wrath of God against him because he obeyed the voice of his soul without consulting the voice of God's righteousness-oriented Spirit. When your time of suffering is up and God's righteousness says, "Leave", you must wipe the dust off your sandals, declare a judgement over the place, and leave (Mark 6:11)! Anything else will be catalogued as "sin" by God, regardless of your "good and noble" intentions.}

 

Interestingly enough, the Greek verb hystereo also appears in verse 3 of the following passage (translated as "wanted"):

 

"1And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. 4Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. 5His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. 6And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. 7Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. 9When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, 10And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. 11This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him." (John 2:1-11)

 

As we have studied before, this passage begins with Mary (i.e.- the soul) trying to control the operations of Jesus (i.e.- the Spirit). Instead of submitting and allowing Mary (i.e.- the soul) to take control, Jesus basically "told her off" in very "undiplomatic" terms (v4). Instead of reprimanding Jesus for not submitting and for being rude to His "mummy", Mary sees the error in her ways and politely steps off the stage by telling all to listen to Jesus (i.e.- the Spirit), not to her (i.e.- the soul) (v5). As declared in verse 11, Yeshua's glory was revealed as a result, meaning that the glory of God will be reached only after the soul yields her matriarchal throne to the Spirit.

 

As declared by the Lord in verse 4, Mary was trying to convince Jesus into manifesting His power before God's time and in a way that would glorify the soul, not the Spirit. This shows that the soul matriarchy will always work to provoke premature manifestations or "births", which correlates with how the matriarchal Church is bent on revivals that breed semi-converted Ammonites who end up defiling God's Temple and hindering His operations on Earth.

 

The Greek verb hystereo also appears in verse 1 of Hebrews chapter 4, translated as "come short of it":

 

"1Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it." (Hebrews 4:1)

 

"11Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. 12For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Hebrew 4:11-12)

 

Considering that Hebrews 4 (and all of Hebrews) is targeted at people who are already believers, this passage is clearly declaring that not all believers will automatically enter into God's rest, just as not all the Israelites who left Egypt entered into the rest of the Promised Land. The word "labour" in verse 11 was translated from the Greek verb spoudazo, which literally means "to hasten" and can also be taken to mean "to exert oneself". Thus, "entering into God's rest" ironically requires a sense of restless urgency, a "fractal" urgency that most of the Church is unable to understand. Notice also that, after speaking about a "hastened exertion" in verse 11, the Spirit proceeds to speak about God's sword of logos judgement in verse 12. Why? Because the hastening of God's manifestation and the hastening of His rest can only come as we expose ourselves to His judgements. Judgements are the accelerator of the universe. They accelerate the fulfilment of God's purposes for all of creation. This is something the matriarchal soul is unwilling to understand, and, in doing so, she is selling herself short.

 

There is still much more to say regarding this dream. God willing, we will do so in a future posting.