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Prophetic word for today

The days of Venus (Part 3)

First posted: July 28, 2006

Word received: May-July 2006

Received by: Shamah-Elim Bible Studies

 

This is a continuation of the word on "the days of Venus" posted earlier...

 

Venus vs. the moon

In our previous "Days of Venus" posting, we saw how the June 8, 2004 transit of Venus marked the "inauguration" of 6 judgment periods for America: 3 "testing" periods, 1 "prelude" period, and 2 "consequence" periods.

 

Period type

Period

Start

End

Milestone date

# Days

# Weeks

Result

Testing

1

Jun 9, 2004

May 10, 2005

May 11, 2005

336

48

America's revival delayed 2 years

2

May 12, 2005

Oct 26, 2005

Oct 27, 2005

168

24

America's revival delayed 1 year

3

Oct 28, 2005

Dec 22, 2005

Dec 23, 2005

56

8

America's revival delayed 1 year

Prelude

4

Dec 24, 2005

Jun 9, 2006

Jun 10, 2006

168

24

Calm before the storm

Consequence

5

Jun 11, 2006

May 12, 2007

May 13, 2007

336

48

America revealed as spiritually weak1

6

May 14, 2007

May 10, 2009

May 11, 2009

728

104

America's Jericho walls shaken down2

1 All the period lengths are in multiples of 8 weeks. Period #5 is 48-weeks long, meaning that it consists of 6 8-week periods. The number "6" is a number of human weakness, and the number "5" speaks of "ministerial grace". Therefore, in period #5, America's "ministerial strength" will be shown to be vulnerable ("6"). God will force America into a transition from "5" to "6".

 

2 Period #6 is 104 weeks long, meaning that it consists of 13 8-week periods. The people of Israel went 13 times around Jericho before the walls came tumbling down.

 

Why would the Lord use a transit of Venus as the inauguration event for His testing and judging of America? To answer that, we must consider the astronomical facts about Venus and its transit (described in a previous posting).

 

The transits of Venus come very infrequently, but, when they do come, they come in pairs 8 years apart. Since the number "8" speaks of "Noah-style regeneration", the appearance of these Venus-transit twosomes are a figure of the manifestation of believers with the 2-witness anointing who come to regenerate the Church and the Earth.

 

The transit of 2004 lasted about 6 hours, and the transit of 2012 is expected to last around the same. The number "6" speaks of earthly weakness. Therefore, the 6-hour duration speaks of how God's 2-witness believers initially appear in red-horse weakness. These believers are not eminent superstars whose word is accepted and embraced by the Church without question. On the contrary, they are small but annoying troublemakers with no visible authority who come to question long-held beliefs. Their "weapon of persuasion" is not a title on a lapel, but rather the irrefutable spiritual logic and soundness of their words. Their authority is disinterested truth, not human ordainment.

 

The transit of Venus is, in essence, a "solar eclipse" by Venus, but it is much less noticeable than a solar eclipse by the moon, despite the fact that Venus's diameter is almost 4 times that of the moon. This is because Venus is much further away from the Earth than the moon. As opposed to the moon, which can block off the entire sun during an eclipse, Venus only blocks off a small portion of the sun during its transits, appearing as a small black disc moving across the face of the Sun. Whereas a solar eclipse by the moon is often a big event perceived by most, a transit of Venus can come and go without anyone ever realizing that it happened. As we have said before, the moon is often a figure of the soul in Scripture, while the sun is a figure of the Spirit. Therefore, from all of the above, we can say that the transit of Venus reveals the following facts regarding God's "Venus messengers":

 

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God's "Venus messengers" come in the form of insignificant believers who are easily overlooked by soul-centered (i.e.- moon-centered or "lunatized") believers.

 

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God's "Venus messengers" operate at a level of understanding that is detached from the limitations of earthly, Girgashite understanding. This is because they have chosen to operate in the mind of Christ, which has been given to all who have believed in the Lord (1 Corinthians 2:14-16). Just as the moon is very close to the Earth, "soul understanding" is very accessible to the natural, earthly man. This is the reason why natural believers are quick to heed "eclipses" caused by "moon messengers" (i.e.- messengers in the soul), but are quick to dismiss "transits" by "Venus messengers", since these small heralds bring a message at the spirit level, a level that is very "distant" to carnal man. As we have said before, the language of the spirit is a foreign and unfamiliar language to the soul.

 

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The low profile of Venus transits also points to the focus of the messages given by "Venus messengers". "Moon messengers" come to emphasize themselves, so much so that they are willing to block out the Sun (i.e.- the Spirit) in order to be seen and admired by men. By contrast, "Venus messengers" come to draw attention to the "Sun" (i.e.- the Spirit). In order to observe a transit of Venus, you must look towards the sun (using special viewing devices), and, as you observe the tiny black disc crossing the Sun's Face, you will automatically get an impartation of the Sun's fearsome and awesome Nature. Venus messengers, therefore, come with a spirit-of-Elijah anointing that points the attention of people towards the Sun of Righteousness, not towards themselves.

 

"27John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. 28Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. 29He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. 30He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:27-30)

 

"9But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. 10For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 11Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. 13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. 15He that hath ears to hear, let him hear." (Matthew 11:9-15)

 

"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." (Malachi 4:1-2)

 

"5Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: 6And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse." (Malachi 4:5-6)
 

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Venus is almost 4 times larger than the moon, even though it looks much smaller to the natural eye. In other words, there is a 4-to-1 ratio between Venus and the moon. This is a figure of how God's "Venus messengers" move in the anointing of God's 4 spiritual faces, while "moon messengers" move only in 1 face, the "Man" Face. Moon messengers believe in the pastoral matriarchy, which means that they believe in the preeminence of the 2 "female" ministries, the 2 ministries associated with the Man Face. To "moon messengers", the other 3 Faces become abominable whenever those Faces come out from under the "pastoral covering" of the Man Face. This is the reason why "moon messengers" move mainly in the Man Face, belittling the other 3 faces, reducing them to a very secondary role because they represent the 3 "male" ministries. "Venus messengers", on the other hand, are diehard enemies of the pastoral matriarchy and the predominance of the Man Face.

 

Venus's glory focus

As we have shared before, Venus's atmosphere is filled with carbon dioxide and nitrogen, with an atmospheric pressure that is 90 times that of Earth and a temperature hotter than Mercury's. All of this makes Venus an utterly uninhabitable planet, even though it is a terrestrial planet very similar to the Earth in size and bulk composition. This emphasizes the fact that God's "Venus messengers" are not out to find "proselytes" or "followers" unto themselves. They are not out to find "followers" who will want to "pleasantly" dwell with them. They are not "pastoral black holes" who are out to "suck people" unto themselves, luring them with pleasant soul communion and dazzling them with flashes of spiritual grace. "Venus messengers" do not want their listeners to "stay with them". Instead, they come to point their listeners to the God of Israel.

 

"13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. 14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. 15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves." (Matthew 23:13-15)

[Notice how the Lord calls the religious leaders "devourers of widows' houses", which means that they acted as spiritual "black holes" that sought to attract followers, not for the purpose of enabling them, but rather for the purpose of deriving personal benefit from them.

 

The word "proselyte" in verse 15 was translated from the Greek word proselytos, which literally means, "someone who comes, who draws near". Venus messengers do want others to "draw near", but their intention is to get them to hear the Truth and assent to Him. They want others to "come" to the Truth, not to them.

 

The word "hell" near the end of verse 15 was translated from the Greek word gehenna, which is the Greek form of a Hebrew word meaning "valley of lamentation". The name "Gehenna" physically referred to the valley of Hinnom, south of Jerusalem, where filth and dead animals were cast out and incinerated. Therefore, being thrown to "Gehenna" speaks of people who lose their spiritual "usefulness" or potential and who must then be cast into the fire where all the "useless" things are burned. By following "moon messengers", believers throw away their spiritual calling, thereby becoming "sons of Gehenna".

 

The word "child" near the end of verse 15 was mistranslated from the Greek word huios, which literally means "son". In other words, the scribes and Pharisees acted as fathers who did not care about the destruction of their sons' calling. When the Lord declares in Malachi 4:5-6 that the spirit of Elijah would come to turn the heart of the fathers to their sons, it is not talking about "family reconciliation". It is referring to "Venus messengers" coming to confront spiritual fathers who do not care about the spiritual future of the sons they beget, seeing them solely as means for self-aggrandizement. The Church is run by these "Gehenna" fathers, and the Lord God is coming to remove them in order to establish His Fatherhood amongst His people (2 Corinthians 6:16-18).]

 

"29The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. 30This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me." (John 1:29-30)

 

"37And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? 39He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour." (John 1:37-39)

[Notice that the two disciples of John the Baptist left him to follow Jesus. They then "came and saw" where Jesus dwelt, and they chose to stay with Him "that day". This is a figure of how they were to stay with the physical, literal Jesus for only a "short while". Jesus Himself was a "Venus messenger" who wanted to draw others unto the Father (1 Corinthians 15:27-28, John 20:17). Jesus wanted others to be drawn to the God nature inside of Him, not to Him as a human, historical, temporal figure. Unfortunately, most in the Church have yet to understand this.

 

There is spiritual significance behind the fact that the two disciples stayed with Jesus because it was "about the tenth hour"; this is not meaningless information added by the Holy Spirit just to fill up the page. As we have said before, the number "10" speaks of prophetic sacrifice, and the prophetic ministry is the one most directly related to the "Anointing". In other words, the two disciples stayed with Jesus because they perceived the anointing that was inside of Him. The word "Christ" literally means "the Anointed One". Therefore, we can say that they stayed with Jesus that day because He was "Christ, the one with the anointing inside", not because He was "Jesus, the external man". When you have a receptive soul, you will inevitably receive an impartation of God when you enter in contact with the Anointing, meaning that, as you "come to" or "draw near to" the Anointing, you become anointed yourself. "Christ", the Anointed One, begins to manifest Himself from within you, and you begin to have a direct relationship with the Father that transcends any human vessel, even the human vessel of Jesus. When the disciples "inhabited with" Jesus that day, they were not inhabiting with the man, but with the Anointing, with the God inside the frail exterior.

 

The number "10" also speaks of "tithing", which, in turn, points to the Melchizedek priesthood. As we have studied before, Melchizedek priests act as transparent conduits of God's Fatherhood. The disciples' decision to stay with Jesus that day was spiritually motivated by the fact that they perceived a "Melchizedek priest" in Yeshua. In their innermost being, they perceived a Melchizedek priest who would "provide with Himself".]

 

According to wikipedia.org, Venus's atmosphere consists of around 97% carbon dioxide and some 3% nitrogen. This contrasts with the Earth's atmosphere, which contains around 77% nitrogen and 21% oxygen, with only 0.038% carbon dioxide (according to wikipedia.org). The atomic weight of carbon dioxide is 44 atomic mass units. As we have shared before, the number "44" points to Psalm 44 and to Ezekiel 44. Psalm 44 is an intercessory psalm pleading for the restoration of an entire nation, and it portrays a wandering remnant that is paying a high price in Christ in order to birth that restoration. Ezekiel 44, on the other hand, speaks of a change in the priesthood that God shall bring upon the Church. Therefore, the high content of carbon dioxide (with atomic weight 44) in Venus's atmosphere is a prophetic figure of the "Venus messengers" who are willing to live as a wandering remnant, paying the price in priestly Melchizedek intercession in order to see the restoration of the nation of God (i.e.- His Church). The appearance of these Venus messengers marks a "change in the priesthood" inside the Church. The Old-Covenant Levitical priesthood implanted by man shall be replaced by the New-Covenant Melchizedek priesthood intended by God all along. Venus's high content of carbon dioxide makes its atmosphere uninhabitable. In the same way, the high content of "44 anointing" in God's Venus messengers makes them "humanly uninhabitable". They do not come to offer an earthly covering under which people can comfortably inhabit. They come to point to an eternal covering in God where believers are enveloped in God's Glory forever:

 

"22And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof." (Revelation 21:22-23)

[The "temple" speaks of a "tabernacle", a "house", a "spiritual covering"]

 

"1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit." (2 Corinthians 5:1-5)

 

As we mentioned before, the Chinese refer to Venus as the "Gold Star" (金星). When "gold" is mentioned in a positive context in Scripture, it is a figure of the Glory of God. As we have shared in a previous posting, the "Chinese" (in a positive sense) are a figure of the latter-day prophetic teachers that God is raising up; these teacher-apostles draw the wisdom that they teach from above, not from the limited well of understanding in the stagnated matriarchal Church. Therefore, the fact that the Chinese call Venus the "gold star" is a prophetic figure of how God's red-horse teacher-apostles come as harbingers of God's latter-rain Glory (represented by the "Sun"). Their teachings come to announce the Glory of God, not their own merits or the merits of human leaders. After hearing a red-horse teacher, you will prompted to say "Michael", which is Hebrew for "Who is like God?", and you will no longer be dazzled or intimidated by the glory of any earthly "minister".

 

Fellow believer, as you enter into the red-horse anointing, the words you will teach to others will point them to the Gold of God's Glory, prompting them to be purified as gold through the fire so that they may be One ("Ehad") with the God of Glory. In other words, your teachings will activate purifying fire of judgments in the lives of others, preparing them for Eternal Oneness with the God of unspeakable Glory:

 

"6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 8Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls." (1 Peter 1:6-9)

[The word "temptations" at the end of verse 6 was translated from the Greek word peirasmos, which can also be translated as "trial", and is derived from the word peran meaning "beyond, on the other side"; peran, in turn, is derived from the verb peiro meaning "to pierce".

 

Notice the phrase "if need be" in the middle of verse 6. As we have said before, true Melchizedek priests are willing to place themselves and their brethren through the oven of God's judgments in order to forge the manifestation of God's eternal nature in themselves and others. True Melchizedek priests do not run away from God's judgments. On the contrary, they ask God to bring all the judgments that are necessary (Psalm 19:9-14). This is why Peter, under the Anointing, wrote "if need be". Instead of praying for the trials to "go away", Peter longed for all believers to go through the necessary trials. Through these trials, we are able to "break on through to the other side" (peran). Through these necessary trials, we are able to "pierce" (peiro) across the Light barrier into Eternal Oneness with the One who abides in the light that is inaccessible to the natural man (1 Timothy 6:12-16).

 

As we have studied before, our "salvation" begins when we are born again, but it is completed if and only if we are able to pierce across that light barrier into Oneness with God. In the deep sense of the word, "salvation" is not about "escaping hell". Many born-again believers will escape literal hell, but they will not partake of eternal life with God. This is the reason why verse 9 declares that, through trials, we receive the "end" (or "completion" in Greek - telos) of our faith, the "salvation of our souls". Your soul will be declared "completely saved" when it is fully enveloped in God's Glory for eternity. That is what the Lord calls "reaching the Promised Land", and not all believers shall reach it. Many have begun their salvation, but are unwilling to complete it.

 

Mind you, there are trials which are "avoidable" and, in a sense, "unnecessary"; these are the trials brought on by our deliberate disobedience to God (1 Peter 3:16-17). The spiritual growth obtained through "unnecessary" trials could have been obtained through other "necessary" trials that would have brought about less loss of precious time and resources, both literal and spiritual.]

 

As we have shared before, the Ark of the Covenant is a figure of God's presence and glory. God has declared that He will restore the "tabernacle of David" in these latter days (Amos 9:11), the tabernacle under which the Ark of the New Covenant abides. Because of the spiritual connection between "Venus messengers" and the heavy "gold" of God's Glory, we can say that "Venus messengers" are the priests who come before the manifestation of God's Ark of the Covenant in the latter-days. They are the "2-witness" believers whose showdown with the religious structures shall lead to the Ark of the Covenant being manifested to the Glory of God the Father. A mighty army of believers shall then arise --- a huge army of believers endowed with the "male" ministry anointings. During this revival of the Church, God's believers shall cover the Earth with the Glory of God, as the waters cover the sea.

 

"And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail." (Revelation 11:19)

[The word "testament" was translated from the Greek word diatheke, which can be translated as "covenant" or "testament". The word diatheke is derived from the prefix dia meaning "through" and tithemi meaning "to set, establish". In other words, a "covenant" refers to something "established through" (tithemi dia) a process.

 

This verse appears shortly after the passage describing the "2 witnesses" (Revelation 11:1-13). Those of you who choose to be God's "Venus messengers" shall be imbued with the 2-witness anointing.]

 

"12Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity! 13Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity? 14For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea." (Habakkuk 2:12-14)

[Most preachers who preach on this passage focus solely on verse 14 because it sounds so pleasant to their souls. However, they seem not too interested in reading the verses prior to verse 14. In order for the knowledge of God's glory to fill the Earth, a "woe" has to come against those who establish a city by iniquity. As we said above, the word "covenant" speaks of something "established through". Therefore, the "establishing" mentioned in verse 12 refers to the covenant of iniquity upon which the "city" (i.e.- the Church) has been founded. This is the matriarchal covenant of iniquity (Isaiah 28:14-19) that focuses on soul communion and on false power that denies judgments. Under this covenant, the "city" offers privilege morsels to believers in exchange for their "blood" (i.e.- the flow of their prophetic calling), and those who refuse this exchange are mercilessly killed. This is the "blood" referred to in verse 12. Ironically, it will be the shedding of righteous blood which will be the unrighteous city's undoing. As God unleashes His vengeance on account of the righteous "blood" shed (Isaiah 61:1-2), a spirit of judgment shall be established in the Church (Isaiah 28:5-6), and a new covenant shall be established. This covenant will be "established through" a process of righteous judgments. The vain judgments of self-deceit that are currently in place in the Church shall be uncovered, destroyed, and be no more (2 Thessalonians 2:3-8), and the Glory of God shall fill the Earth. How I long for those days!]

 

As shown by verse 12 above, "woes" have to precede the manifestation of God's latter-rain glory. Therefore, the appearance of God's "Venus messengers" is a "woeful" sign to the Cains, Balaams, and Korahs (Jude 1:11) who have acted as principalities over God's Church. It is a woeful sign to the cursed matriarchy, a sign announcing that her days of ensnaring are coming to an end. Despite her self-denial, she is doomed to behold the Glory of God and die an eternal death, for the righteous blood she addictively shed has turned into her own undoing.

 

"12And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. 13And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. 14The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly." (Revelation 11:12-14)

[The "tenth part of the city" (v13) refers to the missing tithe that God has demanded from the self-deceived city of iniquity (i.e.- the Church) that claims that it has given all that it must give. By contrast, God's green-horse riders have been willing to tithe with their very lives so that the Church and the world may be restored unto Him. God's Face shall then be beheld throughout the Earth.]

 

The UK connection

As we said above, the 2 Venus Transits this century (the recent one in 2004 and the coming one in 2012) are both 6 hours long. Interestingly enough, that is the time difference between London, UK, and Chicago, USA. Chicago is in America's Central time zone, which, as you may recall, is the time zone from which a series of calculations took us to the date and time "May 19, 2006 6:00 pm" in our first Venus posting. As we have said before, Chicago is a spiritual stronghold of the pastoral matriarchy in America. Therefore, the 6-hour length of the Venus Transits is a prophetic figure of God's spiritual shift away from America and towards the UK and Europe, a shift that was provoked because the well-established American Church chose to remain within her pastoral structures.

 

The fact that the 2nd Venus Transit will happen in 2012 has spiritual significance. That is the year when the Olympics will be held in London, UK. As we have said before, God plans for a mighty spiritual impartation that will impact London and the UK, and then spread to other countries in the world through the global attention and the visitors brought to London by the Olympic games. The 2012 Olympics will serve as a point of contact that will spread God's work in the UK to the rest of Europe and to other regions of the Earth. The Lord God is in the middle of an intense 7-year operation that started in 2005 and is to culminate towards the end of 2011, setting the stage for a massive global revival breakout in 2012.

 

The 2nd Venus Transit this millennium will happen on June 6, 2012, which happens to be Day #158 of leap year 2012. The number 158 equals 2 times 79. The number "2" points to the 2-witness anointing in God's remnant believers, and the number "79" points to Psalm 79. In the original Hebrew text, the title at the beginning of this psalm says "A psalm of Asaph". The name "Asaph" means "gatherer". Therefore, it speaks of God gathering His remnant, a remnant that have been scattered by a Church that abhors them. In the context of the 2012 Olympics, the name "Asaph" speaks of how God will gather the nations of the Earth in London to give them an impartation of His Glory.

 

Psalm 79 is a psalm that cries out to God for vengeance against those who have waged merciless war against His remnant:

 

"9Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name’s sake. 10Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed. 11Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die" (Psalm 79:9-11)

 

As we have studied before, those who have waged the most intense warfare against God's remnant are not the "unsaved atheists" outside the Church. Instead, the most intense and painful warfare has come from the brethren inside the Church. Most of the intense attack against God's remnant has come from the religious, institutionalized Church ruled by the "Jezebelian" spirit of pastoral matriarchy; however, the most painful attacks against the remnant have come from believers who distance themselves from the religious spirit only halfway, retaining many of its matriarchal paradigms in their hearts. This latter group is comprised of the Judas-style believers from "Tyre" who draw close to the remnant because they are sincerely attracted to the remnant spirit, making them "part of the remnant" for a season and giving them "inside access" to the true, sold-out remnant. This inside access is what makes their attacks so lethal. These believers end up betraying the remnant when satan offers them some morsels of temporal blessings and kingship on Earth.

 

Some might want to argue that the passage above refers to unbelievers outside the Church, since it uses the word "heathen" (v10). However, that word was translated from the Hebrew word gowy, which literally means "nation, people", and is used at times to refer to the people of Israel in Scripture. Therefore, the word gowy really refers to any group of people who have organized themselves as a body around a set of teachings and traditions. Interestingly enough, the word gowy is apparently related to the word gevah, which only appears once in Scripture, in Job 20:25, and is translated as "body" in most versions. The word gevah is in turn derived from the word gev meaning "back". Therefore, a gowy is any group of people who are united around a set of principles established in the past, principles which they look "back" on for cohesion and structure.

 

The fact that the "heathens" of Psalm 79 refer to believers is certified by the following passage, which describes the city where "2-witness" believers are killed:

 

"7And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. 8And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified." (Revelation 11:7-8)

[Sodom was a Canaanite city of low passions; therefore it points to the Canaanite spirit; pastors turn into Canaanites when they stray from God's will. As we have also said before, Egypt is a figure in Scripture of Girgashite dryness and oppression; teachers turn into Girgashites when they stray from God's purposes. Thus, "Sodom and Egypt" in verse 8 refer to the Canaanite and Girgashite spirits and to the pastoral matriarchy where the 2 "female" ministries (pastor and teacher) rule over God's people.]

 

Notice that the "great city" in verse 8 refers to "Jerusalem", since it says that it was the city where "our Lord was crucified". Jerusalem is a spiritual reference to the religious paradigms of man that resist God's transformation. Notice how God says that Jerusalem is spiritually called "Sodom" and "Egypt", which means that, even though "Jerusalem" is full of nominal believers, it is to God as a city full of "heathens" who do not truly know Him.

 

This is posting #187 on the website. In the previous 186 postings, we had only mentioned Psalm 79 once, in posting #105, entitled "Angel visitation". This is no spiritual coincidence. The 2nd Transit of Venus this millennium will happen on Day #158 (2 times 79) of the year 2012, the year when the Olympics will be played in the UK, and, as we have said before, the UK is a land with a strong apostolic and evangelistic impartation, meaning that it is a land that will attract a mighty angelic visitation. As the 2012 Olympics are played in London, Jacob's ladder will descend upon Britain, and a mighty angelic impartation will reach out into all the Earth.

 

June 8, 2004, the date of the 1st Venus Transit, happens to be Day #160 of leap year 2004. The number 160 equals 4 times 4 times 10. As we have said before, the number "10" represents prophetic sacrifice on behalf of others, and the first number "4" points to 3 different things:

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It points to the 4 Faces of God. As the Church is deeply transformed by God's apostolic judgments, the 4 spiritual faces will be fully manifested in believers across the Church.

 

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It points to the 4 levels of the prophetic River of God. At the deepest level, believers will be fully immersed in the True and Righteous Flow of God's Spirit (Ezekiel 47:4).

 

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It points to the 4 corners of the Earth, referring to God's evangelistic expansion impacting the entire planet (with a few swampland areas that will be left as an example of God's judgment against those who abused His grace):

 

"30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. " (Matthew 24:30-31)

 

"And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree." (Revelation 7:1)

 

The second number "4" (in "4 times 4 times 10") points to two additional things:

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On July 7, 2005, the day after the 2012 Olympic games had been given to London, the city of London suffered 4 terrorist attacks, which were part of the redeeming spiritual price London had to pay in order to bless the nations of the Earth in 2012.

 

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London is the capital of the United Kingdom, which is comprised of 4 constituent countries; these 4 countries correspond to the 4 horses of the Apocalypse. We studied this in the context of "green-horse" intercessory prayer where believers intercede with their very lives.

 

Therefore, the fact that the 2012 Transit of Venus will happen on Day #160 (= 4 times 4 times 10) of the year 2012 is prophesying the following: London and the UK have been called to pay ("4") a prophetic sacrifice ("10") on account of America's indifference to God's voice, and that sacrifice will lead to the breakout of God's "male" ministry anointings across the Earth, thereby enabling the manifestation of God's 4 Faces in human beings across the globe ("4").

 

The date of the 2nd Transit of Venus (June 6, 2012) also "happens to be" the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the day that Allied troops sailing from Britain invaded Normandy and all of continental Europe in order to wrestle Europe from the hands of Hitler. In the same way, in 2012, God will launch a massive invasion from the UK into all of Europe, wrestling that continent out of the grip of satan and the remnant-killing spirit. The number 68 is equal to 17 times 4, which once again points to the number "4" (studied above) and to the number "17", which speaks of God's remnant manifested. The number "68" also points to the prophetic word of vindication declared by God in Psalm 68.

 

As we said before, Johannes Kepler, a German, was the first man to predict a Transit of Venus, in 1631. His calculations, however, were not accurate enough to predict that the transit would not be visible in most of Europe. Therefore, the first person to actually predict and see a Transit of Venus was Jeremiah Horrocks, an Englishman, who corrected Kepler's predictions to discover that the Transits of Venus occurred in pairs 8 years apart. There is spiritual significance in the fact that an Englishman (instead of a German) was the first man to both predict and observe a Venus Transit. Germany has many elements essential for the launching of God's Right-River revival across Europe, but it lacks certain elements that the UK possesses. Germany was the place where the first Reformation of the Church was launched, in 1517. However, the nation in Europe that was most deeply transformed by the 1517 Protestant Reformation was Britannia, and it has been the one nation in Europe which has most closely guarded and preserved that Reformation's effects. Therefore, the 2nd Reformation of the Church in Europe will start in the UK, but Germany shall be the nation that will propel the latter Reformation into the deepest parts of Europe, especially Eastern Europe. The UK and Germany shall be launching points of God's revival across Europe and much of the world because they are the most spiritually "right-handed" nations in Europe. They both have the strongest impartation of the right-handed apostle and teacher endowments in all of Europe, making them ideal candidates to act as red-horse "Venus messengers" of God, since red-horse riders are right-handed teacher-apostles.

 

The 1st Transit of 2004 inaugurated God's purifying process. After the right-handed judgments of God's remnant have finished their purifying of the Earth, the way for the Lord's parousia will have been paved, just as it happened in the days of John the Baptist and the Lord's first coming. The Righteous River of God shall then be able to freely flow across the Earth.

 

"1In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 3For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. 5Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, 6And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins." (Matthew 3:1-6)

 

"10And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 11I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: 12Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." (Matthew 3:10-12)

 

The fact that the first man to predict a Transit of Venus was an Englishman by the name of Jeremiah also has spiritual significance. The prophet Jeremiah was a man of red-horse contention, a man for whom right-handed truth and judgments was more important than pastoral "fellowship" and "harmony".

 

"10Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me. 11The LORD said, Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction. 12Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel? 13Thy substance and thy treasures will I give to the spoil without price, and that for all thy sins, even in all thy borders. 14And I will make thee to pass with thine enemies into a land which thou knowest not: for a fire is kindled in mine anger, which shall burn upon you." (Jeremiah 15:10-14)

 

As we have said before, God's red-horse riders are teacher-apostles, meaning that Jeremiah was a teacher-apostle. God's transformation of the Church and the world (inaugurated by the 2004 Transit of Venus) began as God's red horse of teacher-apostle contention began to gallop across the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth in 2004. God has begun His transformation work through spiritual "Jeremiahs", teacher-apostles of red-horse contention. At the nation level, the UK and Germany are the teacher-apostle "Jeremiahs" of Europe. This is the reason why they shall be used in a mighty way to propel God's River across all of Europe and much of the world.

 

Jeremiah Horrocks watched the 1639 Transit of Venus from his home near Preston, England. Again, this is no coincidence. As we have said before, the town of Preston, England is a prophetic figure of the haven of rest from which God's green-horse Melchizedek priests shall behold God's redeeming vengeance against their enemies. The 1639 Transit was the 2nd of the 2 Transits that happened during the 17th century, and it represents the massive breakout of the spiritual consequences sown from the 1st Transit.

 

According to wikipedia.org, the 1st Transit of Venus in 2004 was best seen from Europe, Asia, and Africa; eastern North America was able to see the end of the transit, and western North America did not see it at all. This was a prophetic sign from God of how He would be forced to shift His spiritual focus away from America and towards Europe, due to America's "unwavering waviness". The fact that North America was able to see the end of the 2004 Transit is a figure of how God shall have mercy on America. After punishing her for her idiocy --- judging her unto repentance ---, He shall forgive her and restore her, and she shall behold the Glory of God. The fact that only half of America beheld the 2004 Transit is a figure of America's spiritual division, and it correlates with a recently posted prophetic vision where America was divided by God into "east" and "west", with relative peace on the "eastern" front and turmoil on the "western" front.

 

According to wikipedia.org, the 2nd Transit of Venus in 2012 will be visible in North America first, with most of Europe (along with the Middle East and South Asia) seeing the end of it. By 2012, America will be well on its way towards full restoration, and the spiritual burden of spreading the revival across the world will be shifted back towards her. America, Europe, and Israel (AEI) shall act as spiritual "evangelistic channels" broadcasting waves of God's Glory throughout the Earth. The sons of Japheth and the sons of Shem shall make up for the shame brought to the world by the sons of Canaan (Genesis 9:24-27). They shall cover the Earth's nakedness with the garment of God's Glory.

 

"18And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan. 19These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread. 20And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: 21And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. 22And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. 23And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. 24And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. 25And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 26And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 27God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant." (Genesis 9:18-27)

[The word "husbandman" was translated from two words in the Hebrew, iysh meaning "male" and adamah meaning "ground, land", and is related to the word adam meaning "red". Notice that, prior to verse 20, the Spirit speaks of the whole Earth being "overspread" by the sons of God. Therefore, when Noah "began to be a husbandman" ("male of the land"), it was a prophetic reference to God's white-horse intention of spreading the anointing of the 3 "male" ministries across the Earth (the "land"), beginning with the gallop of His red horse of the Apocalypse.

 

In a spiritual sense, verse 20 points to the red horse, and verse 21 points to the black horse of the Apocalypse, since it speaks of Noah being "uncovered within his tent". As we have said before, black-horse riders abide in the uncovered wilderness of scarcity, outside of the earthly coverings of man. To the religious believers who ignore the red horse and stay with Cain, God's black-horse riders seem like "disobedient" and "non-submissive" believers who are defying the "established order of God". Yet, in the eyes of God, they are manifesting their undying obedience to Him by refusing the warm and safe covering of matriarchal man. That is the reason why Noah was uncovered, but he was uncovered "within his tent", meaning that he was not "exhibiting" his nakedness out in public. In other words, the tent was his covering.

 

While verse 20 points to the red horse and verse 21 to the black horse, verse 22 points to the green horse of the Apocalypse. When Korah sees green-horse riders in a position of vulnerability, he goes after them with gusto to eat them up. In the same way, when Ham saw Noah in a position of vulnerability, he went after Noah. As we have shared before, Ham, the father of Canaan, was resentful about his father Noah's "judgment nature". He preferred a more "motherly", Canaanite world where judgments were secondary. That is why he seized on the opportunity to humiliate his judging father in front of his brothers, in an effort to destroy Noah's credibility and allow Noah's anonymous wife, their mother, to gain notoriety within the family.

 

When the "Korah"s choose to attack vulnerable green-horse riders, God's vengeance is unleashed. This is represented by the curse pronounced by Noah on Canaan, Ham's preeminent descendant. Ham had fallen into God's trap. Instead of being the predator (as he self-deceivingly thought), he was really the prey. God lured him in by presenting a vulnerable Noah before him; when he took the bait and attacked Noah, God had a legal spiritual right to unleash His vengeance upon Canaan.

 

Notice that, in verses 25 through 27, the Lord gives a "covering" anointing to both Shem and Japheth. To the Shemites was given the "spiritual covering" (i.e.- prophetic covering) of the world, as shown by the phrase "the Lord God of Shem" in verse 26 (notice that the Spirit specifically points out "Shem" from among his brothers); this "spiritual covering" is also emphasized when God declares that Japheth "shall dwell in the tents of Shem" (v27). To the Japhethites, on the other hand, was given the "natural covering" (i.e.- evangelistic covering) of the Earth, as shown by the phrase "God shall enlarge Japheth", meaning that God shall expand the kingdom of Japheth on Earth. God chose to bless Japheth's "natural covering" of the Earth because He saw that Japheth would willingly accept the spiritual covering provided by Shem. Both Shem and Japheth found grace in the eyes of the Lord, and He gave to them "prophetic grace" and "evangelistic grace".

 

Europeans are the physical descendants of Japheth, and the Israelites (and Arabs) are the physical descendants of Shem. As you may know, the 3 major religions on Earth (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) are all "Shemite" religions (since their origin is Jewish and Arab), meaning that Shem has indeed been the main source of "spiritual covering" for the Earth. By the same token, Europe is the dominant continent on Earth in the natural realm. It has literally ruled over most of the Earth, and its culture and values have spread throughout the world. As we have said before, America is really an extension of Europe, meaning that America's dominance in the world is actually an outgrowth of European (and British) dominance. Therefore, we can say that Japheth has indeed been the main source of "natural covering" for the Earth. The "sons of Japheth" have also shown a willingness to accept the spiritual covering of Shem (though not completely), as shown by the fact that Europe (and America) has historically practiced religions of Shemite origin (mostly Christianity), and it has not been hesitant to adopt many Judaeo-Christian Shemite values such as the 10 commandments and acts of charity.

 

Japheth's evangelistic endowment of expansion is also evident in the fact that the Europeans have been the main expanders of Christianity (a Shemite faith) around the world. Of the Primitive Church apostles, the one with the greatest evangelistic influence was Paul, who was a Roman citizen by birth (Acts 22:27-28). This European endowment on his life enabled him to become a mighty expansive influence of the Gospel on Earth. In these latter days, when the covering anointings of both Japheth and Shem are fully integrated, "Cainan" and "Elisha" shall be revealed, and the Earth shall be covered with the knowledge of the Glory of God.

 

As we have said before, being a "son of Japheth" or a "son of Shem" goes beyond biological descent. It is a spiritual condition. Those who uphold the values of Canaan and who are too proud to submit under the covering of Japheth or Shem are "sons of Canaan", regardless of their biological genealogy (you don't have to be Jewish to be a "son of Abraham", for example - Galatians 3:6-7). One of the world's strongholds of Canaanite values is Latin America. Therefore, most Latin Americans are diehard "sons of Canaan", and they have therefore come under the curse pronounced by God through Noah. That is the reason why Latin America was, is, and will always be an underdeveloped region at all levels: economically, culturally, and spiritually.]

 

The 2nd Transit of Venus in 2012 shall not be visible in most of South America and Western Africa. This shall be a sign of how God has abhorred Latin America (as a region) and left her by the wayside. South America (and Latin America), as a continent, shall not rejoice in the harvest of the latter rain because she yielded nothing but "thorns and briers", despite all the loving grace that God patiently poured upon her over many decades (Hebrews 6:4-8). Since the 2012 Transit represents the global harvesting of all that was sown since the 2004 Transit, most of Latin America shall not be granted the privilege of beholding that Transit.

 

There is also a prophetic reason why the 2012 Transit will not be seen at all in Western Africa. As we have said before, Africa, especially black Africa, has shown signs of going in the same direction as Latin America. Despite the great number of souls officially being converted to Christianity in Africa, a fundamental uprooting of many roots of iniquity has yet to be seen. Some 9 or 10 months ago, as I was asking God about the future of Africa, He began to speak to my heart about a fundamental difference between black Africa and Latin America. In Africa, there is actually a remnant of people asking, "What are we doing wrong? What is wrong with us? Why, after so many years of independence, do we continue to steal from each other and oppress each other? Why do we always have to look to Europe for help every time we are in trouble? When will we ever change and move forward?" Even in America, black persons such as Bill Cosby are raising similar questions with regard to the current state of black Americans. Such self-questioning is completely non-existent in Latin America. Even though Latin Americans are willing to admit that there are "problems" in their societies, they become very defensive anytime someone so much as insinuates that there is something wrong within them. They always see their problems as coming from someone else. There is never a willingness to admit that there is something fundamentally wrong with the Latin American culture. Whenever he is confronted by Shem or Japheth, the Latin American Canaan is quick to reply with defensive arguments full of distorted logic, doing everything in his power to mar the reputation of those who dare to judge him. Latin Americans are "proud" of their heritage. They want the benefits of Japheth's prosperity without accepting his covering. They want the spiritual blessings of Shem, without fully absorbing his ways. Latin America has turned into a self-deceived Korah that rejoices in the glory of pathetic little victories here and there, using them to convince others and herself that she is indeed a great and successful culture. The days of accounting for her actions are here, however, and she shall be exposed in the coming years as a land wholly forsaken by God. While other regions rejoice in the glow of God's Glory, Latin America shall be a swampland of emptiness, a region filled with an atmosphere of heaviness due to the judgments of rejection pronounced by the Lord God of Israel against her.

 

Parts of black Africa will follow the path of Latin America and turn into swamplands, but other parts will thrive in the glow of God's Glory. That is the reason why only a part of Africa (western Africa) will not see the 2012 Transit of Venus. In the latter days, all that God has prophesied about the descendants of Cush shall come to pass. In the latter days, a mighty army of Cushites shall be raised, and Cush shall see the fruits and the purpose for all the suffering she has been forced to endure for so many centuries. Cush shall be forgiven, and a mighty prophetic and evangelistic nation of people shall be born. Black Africa will then realize that Europe's incursion (especially British incursion) into her lands was destined by God to act as a source of mighty blessings for her in these latter days.

 

God willing, we will share more on the transits of Venus in a future posting...