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Prophetic word for today

Toothless in the battle

First posted: December 18, 2007

E-mailed: November 25, 2007

Word received by: Lora Marshall

 

I had a dream that I was in the bathroom looking in the mirror over a sink. As I was looking in the mirror, one tooth fell out of my mouth into the sink. As I began to continue to look, more teeth came out, until all of my teeth were gone. They (my teeth) all fell in the sink. I was looking in the mirror at myself the entire time. I looked closely in my mouth and the only thing I saw in my mouth were my gums. My gums appeared to me to be like baby gums. My gums just had the look of baby gums to me. And, when I awoke, the image of baby gums stayed in my mind. (End of dream)

 

The spirit of fear tried to come to me, but I came against it, I was starting to believe that I was going to die spiritually. So many thoughts came to my mind.

 

 

Our comments

Baby gums

Sister Lora shares that the image of "baby gums" stayed in her mind even after the dream ended, which shows that they are the key element to understanding the dream. As the dreamer lost her teeth, she underwent a regression that took her back to a "baby state". Without teeth, she would no longer be able to process food in her mouth by herself and would become dependent on others processing the food for her, as is the case with a baby. Therefore, the tooth loss in the dream points to a regression into Perizzite dependency.

 

As we have shared before, the Perizzite spirit is a spirit of lameness that prevents people walking on their own. It is a spirit that turns people into "Tiny Tims" whose spiritual calling becomes aborted. That is the reason why the dreamer felt that she was "dying spiritually", just like a foetus that dies in the darkness of the womb before it is allowed to be born into the light of day.

 

The regression to a "baby state" points to the following passage:

 

"12For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." (Hebrews 5:12-14)

 

Silent crawlers, not fiery walkers

The Perizzite spirit prevents people walking in God's judgements, meaning that it dupes believers into thinking that they are too "small" or "insignificant" to make judgements. As we have said before, lions are a figure of judgement-makers in Scripture; thus, the act of a lion "devouring" represents a person judging something to destruction. A person who makes judgements in the Spirit is like a lion that devours all that is unrighteous so that righteousness may be manifested. When believers are deprived of their God-given authority to judge, they turn into toothless lions who are completely helpless in the face of unrighteousness. Instead of walking in the Spirit (i.e.- making spiritual judgements and conquering the Earth back unto God), they become crippled crawlers, spiritual "Timmies" who depend on others to carry them around.

 

As indicated in Hebrews 4:12, judgements are released through logos words. Therefore, since Perizzite believers no longer judge, they become "increasingly silent". They become "stammerers", men and women of few logos words. Their mouths remain shut, for they are too ashamed to show their toothless baby gums. Because of this, they become unable to operate in the 2-witness anointing, since that anointing prompts you to open your mouth and release judgement fire into the Earth.

 

"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 11:3-6)

 

{By accident, the Lord made me "stumble upon" a wikipedia.org article on the character "Timmy" that is featured in the American cartoon "South Park". I know very little about this often-irreverent cartoon, so I was surprised to see how the "Timmy" character correlates with all of the above.}

 

The spirit of fear that sister Lora felt after she woke up from her dream represents the spirit of "Goliath intimidation" that believers come under when they are attacked by the Amorite-led shame machinery. This intimidation is intended to push believers back down every time they start to walk in the authority of the Spirit. It is an intimidation that screams,

"Get back down on the ground!! Who do you think you are?! You can't walk!! You are a spiritual nobody!! You are nothing but a sinner saved by grace!! You are nothing but a parasite unable to live outside the ministerial organism!! You are no more than a crawler dragging through the ground!!".

 

The mirror of shame

Mirrors are instruments of self-evaluation. They are instruments that reflect a viewer's reality and allow the viewer to make judgements about themselves based on that reality. Therefore, the mirror in the dream has strong spiritual significance.

 

As we have studied before, Perizzite believers are crippled into a state of low self-esteem by Jebusite bashers who enforce a shame machinery that keeps God's people down. These Jebusites always carry a "mirror" around, a mirror that they are quick to put in front of anyone who begins to think "too much of himself". As they hold up the mirror, they point at it and begin to shout,

"Look at yourself!! Who do you think you are?! You are an insignificant little believer!! You are a nobody!! You don't have the size of a big minister!! You cannot delve into the deep things of God!! Only the chosen ministers can do that!! Do you see a ministerial title on your lapel?! Do you see one, uh?! You don't, don't you?! Then, shut up!! "

 

The problem, however, is that Jebusites use a mirror that reflects natural facts in order to discern spiritual facts. It is like trying to use a microscope to hear a sound.

 

"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Corinthians 2:14)

 

"Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment" (John 7:24)

 

"I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me" (John 5:30)

 

The natural mirror that Jebusites hold up before believers' faces is unable to pick up the son-of-God nature that has been placed within the son of man. If you focus your vision on the natural mirror that Jebusites use, you will begin to deny the reality of the God-potential in you. That is the reason why sister Lora's teeth began falling out as she continued staring at the mirror.

 

Toilet Church

The fact that the mirror was in the toilet has prophetic significance. Toilets are rooms where people can "rest" and "relax" from what is worrying them. In WCs, people can bath and have the day's troubles melt away, even if it is for only a short span of time. Therefore, "toilets" have the spiritual connotation of "rest" and "relaxation"; they are places of "catharsis" for the body and the soul. You go into them for a brief period of time, but they are not intended for "permanent residence". If you remain in the toilet for too long, it is either because you ate too much pizza the night before or because you are trying to run away from reality.

 

As we have shared before, the pastoral and teaching ministries are designed to provide spiritual places of rest and relaxation for those who "return home" from battling in the Spirit. These ministries are designed to provide a "motherly covering" for believers in the early period of their spiritual development, just as Mary did for baby Jesus and child Jesus. The problem in the Church, however, is that the pastoral and teaching ministries have overstretched the scope of their functionality, overshadowing the other 3 ministries and placing them under their matriarchal domain. Since their role is one of support for "spiritual soldiers" and growing "babies", the pastoral and teaching ministries must be willing to step aside and allow the "soldiers" to go back out to their duties, and they must allow believers "out into the spiritual realm" once they have grown and are no longer children. Just like Mary, however, pastors have a hard time letting go, and they generally behave like overbearing mothers who never let their "babies" out of the WC (John 2:1-4).

 

The draining sink

There is a prophetic significance to the teeth falling into the sink. The sink is, in essence, a "container", which points to the teacher ministry, since teachers are, by their nature, crafters of "methods" or "containers". As we have shared before, "teeth" per se are spiritually related to the teaching ministry (thus, it is no coincidence that the passage from Hebrews 5 quoted above speaks of teachers and teaching). As you remain under the unhealthy covering of the pastoral and teaching ministries, your ability to teach and be taught God's wisdom progressively declines, which means that you will progressively lose the "teeth" required to digest God's food. This is caused by two reasons:

 

  1. When pastors stray from God's will, they become judgement-hating Canaanites; this short-circuits the ability of believers under them to operate in God's apostolic wisdom, since wisdom is designed for the making of judgements (2 Chronicles 1:10). To "use wisdom" means "to make judgements". Therefore, those who hate judgements cannot use wisdom, and God cannot pour wisdom into people who do not plan to use it.

     

  2. When teachers stray from God's purposes, they become Girgashites who establish earthly methods of spiritual oppression that inhibit the flow of God's prophetic spirit. These methods lead to doctrinal traditions that serve as mental roadblocks that hinder a true understanding of the spirit behind God's word. These doctrinal traditions act as earthly containers that restrict the overflow of the Spirit. They are "container sinks" that begin to drain you from the spiritual teeth required to digest the prophetic word of God. That is the reason why the sink began to fill up with up the dreamer's teeth.

 

As you allow the pastoral matriarchy to suck the spiritual authority out of you, you become like a dull sword unable to forge God's kingdom on Earth. You become a crippled Perizzite baby unable to visualise and dream of God's Glory filling the Earth. That is when you become toothless in the battle.