Prophetic word for
The days of Venus
First posted: August 5,
by: Shamah-Elim Bible Studies
This is a
continuation of the word on
"the days of Venus" posted earlier...
Salford and sons
As we mentioned
before, Jeremiah Horrocks' friend William Crabtree watched the 2nd Transit
of Venus in 1639 from Salford, near Manchester, England. As we said
English football ("soccer") team "Manchester United" are a figure of the
spiritual connection between the UK and America. Therefore, we can say that,
while Jeremiah Horrocks is a figure of the UK, William Crabtree is a figure of
the US. The UK and the US have been designed by God to act as a 2-witness tandem
who will propel God's Glory across the entire globe. The spiritual connection
between these two nations has been evident in the past, and it shall be evident
again in these latter days.
One of the most famous "sons of Salford" is Alistair Cooke, who was born there
on November 20, 1908. According to
wikipedia.org, he was
born "Alfred Cooke", but officially changed his name to "Alistair" at age 22. In October 1934, Cooke became a film critic for the BBC, and he was also London
correspondent for the American broadcasting network NBC, for whom he recorded a
weekly 15-minute talk called the "London Letter", a program intended to
give Americans an insight into British life.
He eventually made a permanent emigration to the United States in 1937,
becoming an American citizen in 1941. Shortly before the outbreak of
World War 2 in 1939, he began to air a "reverse version" of the "London letter",
a 15-minute talk called "Mainly about Manhattan", which was intended to give the
British an insight into American life. This program was interrupted due to World
War 2, during which time he broadcast a weekly program for the BBC called
"American Commentary", with comments on the war. After the war, the "reverse
London letter" resurfaced under the name "American Letter" (renamed
"Letter from America" in 1950), a program for the BBC that was initially
confirmed for only 13 installments. It ended up airing 2869 installments over a
span of 58 years, finishing its run on March 2, 2004, 98 days prior to the 2004
Transit of Venus. Alistair Cooke died 28 days later at age 95, on March 30,
2004, 70 days before the 2004 Transit.
For some 25 years,
between 1947 and 1972, Alistair Cooke was a foreign correspondent for the UK's "Manchester
Guardian". He became a "pop culture icon", however, as the presenter
of "Masterpiece Theatre", a program aired on America's PBS television
network; this program gave the American public an access to quality British
television. He was its presenter for 22 years, between 1971 and 1992. In
1973, he did a 13-part television series called "Alistair Cooke's America",
which was followed by a book of the same title. It was a great success in both
Britain and America, and it became the work Alistair Cooke would be proudest of. It
was a reflection of his long love for America.
Less than a year ago,
on December 22, 2005, the "New York Daily News" reported that Cooke's bones
(along with the bones of others) had been surgically removed by bodysnatchers
who allegedly wanted to sell the bones for use in dental and bone implants.
As you may have
noticed, Alistair Cooke served as a bridge connecting American and British
cultures. Therefore, he is a figure of the spiritual connection between the UK
and the US. Thus, it is no coincidence that he was born in Salford, the town
from which William Crabtree watched the 1639 Transit of Venus. It is no
coincidence, either, that the 2004 Transit happened a mere 98 days after the end
of his long broadcasting and journalistic career, and a mere 70 days after his
In a deep sense,
Alistair Cooke represented the spiritual impartation from Britain to America,
which happened when British settlers landed on the shores of America, and he
also represented the reverse spiritual impartation which God had intended, from
America back to Britain. However, the fact that he did not live to see the
Transit (despite living 95+ years) is a figure of how America "botched up" that
reverse transition due to its stubbornness. The number "98"
mentioned above points to the following passage:
Eli was ninety and eight years old;
and his eyes were dim, that he could not see. 16And the man said unto
Eli, I am he that came out of the army, and I fled to day out of the army. And
he said, What is there done, my son? 17And the messenger answered and
said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great
slaughter among the people, and
thy two sons also, Hophni and
Phinehas, are dead, and
the ark of God is taken.
18And it came to pass,
when he made mention of the ark of
God, that he fell from off the seat backward
by the side of the gate, and
his neck brake, and he died:
for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years." (1
explicit warnings, Eli the judge was unwilling to judge the blatant
unrighteousness of his two "precious babies", Hophni and Phinehas, who committed
atrocities before the eyes of God and Israel (1 Samuel 2:22-25, 27-36).
In the same way, America was unwilling to judge the
unrighteousness within her ("Hophni"), and was also unwilling to judge the
unrighteousness of "Southern
Cain" ("Phinehas"). Because of this, America's revival was
4 years, a period
during which she will remain in spiritual stagnation as Europe's calling begins
to blossom. America had been called to give the UK and Europe a full-blown
impartation that would have saved Europe from unnecessary effort and travail.
However, America dropped the ball, forcing the UK and Europe to go through a
was harder than what God had originally intended. This is the reason why
Alistair Cooke did not get to see the 2004 Transit of Venus from his apartment
in Manhattan, New York. The scheduled epicenter of a massive and global
spiritual breakout --- New York ---
passed up on God's calling. The American Eli was too busy shielding "L.A.
Hophni" and "Bible
Belt & Heartland Phinehas" from God's full judgments. Therefore, just as Eli
died at age 98, Alistair Cooke was forced to die 98 days before the 2004
fact that Alistair Cooke died 70 days before the 2004 Transit points to
the following passage:
the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that
was upon him, and
gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that,
when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease. 26But
there remained two of the
men in the camp, the name
of the one was
Eldad, and the name of the other
Medad: and the spirit rested
upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the
tabernacle: and they
prophesied in the camp. 27And
there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in
the camp. 28And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of
his young men, answered and said, My
lord Moses, forbid them. 29And
Moses said unto
him, Enviest thou for my sake?
God that all the LORDíS people were prophets,
and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!" (Numbers 11:25-29)
we have mentioned
phrase "did not cease" is a mistranslation of the original Hebrew text, which
actually says, "... they prophesied, but did not anymore", meaning that the 70
elders only received a temporary and limited impartation, enough to perform
earthly chores, but not enough to truly operate in the prophetic.]
As we have
studied before, this
passage speaks of how the Israelites stayed under an Old Covenant of permanent
intermediaries due to the hardness of their hearts. In the same way, the
American Church chose
to stay under the system of Old-Covenant hierarchies, thereby denying God's
New Covenant in which all believers are
kings and priests and in which all believers have a
relationship with God. Notice how Eldad and Medad received an impartation of
the Spirit of God, even when they were not among the 70 "appointed ones". This
is a figure of the
believers who choose to operate in the New Covenant, even when the rest of the
Church deems them
or "not chosen"
for such a "privilege".
through the Eldad and Medad believers that the Ark of the New Covenant shall
be revealed unto all (Revelation
Alistair Cooke changed his name from "Alfred" to "Alistair" at age 22.
As we have said
the number "22" points to the spiritual civil war that God has declared over
America, as He has drawn a spiritual line that divides America between "east" and
"west". As described on
wikipedia.org, the title "Kingdom of England" was first adopted by "Alfred
the Great" who ruled between 871 and 899. Even though there had been a certain
degree of "united rule" in Britannia before then, Alfred the Great represents
the first official integration of all the English under one rule. Therefore, the
name "Alfred" in this context speaks of "integration". Thus, it is interesting
that Alistair Cooke chose to shed his "unifying" name of "Alfred" at age 22,
since the number "22" speaks of "internal division" and "civil war".
According to a
names-meaning website, the name "Alistair" is a Scottish
variation of the Greek name "Alexander", which means "defender of men".
As we have said
the Scots have a strong impartation of the
for which reason they fought for centuries against the English to preserve their
autonomy. Therefore, the name "Alistair" speaks of believers who choose to
separate themselves from abhorrent structures in order to receive a direct
impartation from God Himself in the
outside. As black-horse riders, believers become heralds of an individual
relationship with God, and they become vicious enemies of those who want to keep
believers under "Egyptian bondage", launching
into the faraway structures they left behind. In that sense, black-horse riders
are "defenders of men"; they are "Scottish" believers who champion the
restoration of individual relationship with God.
As we have
December 22, 2005 was the final date of America's 3rd testing period, and it
was the last day of a
mass-transit strike in New York. Therefore, it is no spiritual coincidence
that the story about Alistair Cooke's bones came out on the "New York Daily
News" on that very date. This correlates with what happened to
Elisha's and Anthony
Wayne's bones. Therefore, Alistair Cooke is a figure of those who died
without seeing the fulfillment of the promise, not on account of their own
disobedience, but on account of other people's negligent reluctance to push
forward. New York and America passed up on their opportunity to welcome God's
visitation in 2005, a visitation that would have led to a 7-year process of life
that would have culminated in a massive impartation of God's Glory from America
to the UK and to all of the world. America shall still be used, but not in the
massive role that was originally assigned to it, and she shall suffer through a
pelleting of judgments from God until she comes to her senses. The heat is on,
America, because you asked for it!
of the above, we can say that, when Alistair Cooke chose to change his name from
"Alfred" to "Alistair" at age 22, it was a prophetic figure of someone who has
made a definite decision to
reject human structures and who has drawn a line of
unequivocal separation between those who want to remain under the Old Covenant
dependency and those
who want to enter into a direct New-Covenant relationship with God. Once that
line is drawn, the stage is set for God's
green-horse judgments to come and destroy the
followers who have chosen to stand on the wrong side of the line:
the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 24Speak unto the congregation,
Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
25And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders
of Israel followed him. 26And he spake unto the congregation, saying,
Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of
theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins."
According to wikipedia.org,
the name of Alistair Cooke's birth-town and William Crabtree's hometown --- "Salford"
--- literally means "sallow-tree ford". According to Webster's
Dictionary, a sallow tree is a small tree of the willow type.
The first time willows are mentioned in Scripture is
in verse 40 of the following passage:
"39Also in the fifteenth day of the
seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a
feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the
eighth day shall be a sabbath. 40And ye shall take you on the first
day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick
willows of the brook; and
ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.
41And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year.
It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the
seventh month. 42Ye shall
dwell in booths seven days;
all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: 43That
your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths,
when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. 44And
Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD." (Leviticus
In this passage, the Lord is decreeing the
last of the 7 Israelite feasts, the "Feast of Succoth", also known as the "Feast
of Tabernacles". In this feast, the people of Israel were to remember that God
had taken them out of Egypt in order to dwell in "booths" (i.e.- tabernacles).
In other words, God wanted the people of Israel to understand that He took them
out of man-made structures in order to forge an individual relationship with
them in the wilderness, under tents or "coverings" that may have seemed
"informal" to the Egyptians, but which were the only covering under which God's
Glory could dwell, for He wants us to see Him as our
invisible covering, instead of seeing
earthly man as our visible covering (Revelation
21:22-23, 2 Corinthians 5:1-5). In these latter days, the New-Covenant
Tabernacle of David shall be restored (Amos
9:11), for God's 2-witness
of the Ark, the "Venus messengers", are here.
The fact that the name "Salford" (i.e.- "sallow-tree
ford") makes a reference to "fords" also has spiritual significance. It
was at the "ford Jabbok" that Jacob made an
uncompromising and unswerving decision to seek after the
of God, rejecting the
methods and the "scheming
devices" of man, even if it meant
entire life. This is the spiritual reason why the name "Jabbok" means
"emptying". "Salford", therefore, speaks of believers willing to shed themselves
completely, emptying themselves out in
so that God's Glory may be unleashed on Earth.
Webster's Dictionary, the word "sallow" can also refer to a pale, sickly, yellow
color. As we have said
yellow is obtained on computer screens by combining the colors
red and green
at 100% intensity. Therefore, the color "yellow" is a figure of
green-horse riders who manifest a
red exterior of earthly weakness that serves as "vulnerable
bait" for Korah, who is then drawn to the green-horse rider in order to kill
him or her. That is the prophetic reason why the word "sallow" refers to a
"pale, sickly" yellow color, meaning that it speaks of a bright yellow color
that is dying and fading away. As we have said before, Korah
seals his own
doom when he touches and kills God's vulnerable "yellow flowers", for he
ends up unleashing the full intensity of God's red
wrath, a wrath that is empowered by God's green
As we said at the
top of this section, William Crabtree saw the
1639 Transit from Salford, his hometown. The last name
"Crabtree" refers to "crab apple trees". According to
wikipedia.org, crab apples are
a special type of apple that derives its "crabby" name from the fact that it is
"small and sour". Because of their sour taste, they are rarely eaten raw. However,
if they are stewed and the pulp is strained and mixed with an equal volume of
sugar, and then boiled, their juice can be turned into a delicious tasting jelly
with a dark-red color. Crab apples are mostly red, but some happen to be yellow.
Crab apples, therefore, are a figure of believers who have gone through the
stages of each horse of the Apocalypse:
Their red color along with their
smallness and unpleasant sour taste point to red-horse believers who are "small"
whose teachings express a "sour disposition" towards the
"stewing" and "pulp straining" point to the
black-horse stage in which believers are
exposed to the heat of God's judgments in the wilderness and are
righteousness. As this righteousness is forged, a
cloud of God's grace begins to
hover around the believer, which correlates with the "sugar" that is added after
the stewing and pulp straining.
The "boiling" that is done
at the end points to
the green-horse stage in which believers are consumed like a burnt offering.
Despite the grace (i.e.- "sugar") received in the black-horse wilderness, true green-horse
willing to surrender
their claim to that grace and shed their lives in sacrifice, which lifts up
a pleasant aroma unto God, just as the crab apple juice does as it is being
boiled into jelly. They are willing to be consumed, just like the water that boils up from the crab apple juice, thereby
forming a "cloud of witnesses":
"32And what shall I more say? for
the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of
Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: 33Who
through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises,
stopped the mouths of lions, 34Quenched the violence of fire, escaped
the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight,
turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35Women received their
dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance;
that they might obtain a better resurrection: 36And others had trial
of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of
bonds and imprisonment:
stoned, they were sawn asunder,
were tempted, were slain with the sword: they
wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted,
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. 1Wherefore seeing
we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and
let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2Looking
unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who
for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 11:32-12:2)
The word "witnesses" in verse 12:1 above was translated from the Greek noun
martys, from which we get the English word "martyr". This is no
coincidence. As shown by the passage above, Scripture makes a strong connection
between "witnesses" and those who are willing to shed their lives in sacrifice
for abiding in the truth. In other words, to "testify" or to "give
is equivalent to giving up one's own life for the sake of Truth (Revelation
The phrase "compassed about" in verse 12:1 above was translated from the
Greek verb perikeimai, which literally means "to lie around", and
is derived from the verb keimai, which is
used in various passages to speak of dead bodies lying in their burial place
(John 11:41, John 20:12), and, on other occasions, it is used to speak of
foundations being laid (1 Corinthians 3:11, 1 John 5:19) or of things laid on
the ground (John 2:6). Therefore, the word perikeimai has the connotation
of things lying below us, surrounding us. Thus, the "cloud of witnesses"
which is above us is a result of the "dead bodies" of witnesses that are
lying below and around us.
The word "cloud" in verse 12:1 above was translated from the Greek noun
nephos, which only appears once in the New Testament.
The word normally used for "cloud" throughout the New Testament is the word
nephele, which appears 26 (=2*13)
times in 22 different verses. Even though the 2 words are very similar,
there is a subtle difference between them. While the word nephele refers
to well-defined masses of vapor, the word nephos used in Hebrews 12:1
speaks of a great, shapeless collection of vapor obscuring the heavens. In that
sense, therefore, we have a shapeless "haze" of vapor hovering around us,
waiting for the full manifestation of all things. When that happens, that
nephos haze shall turn into a well-defined nephele cloud, the cloud
from out of which the Son of Man shall manifest Himself to all the Earth
(Matthew 24:30). As we have said before, that nephele
cloud is not a literal cloud in the sky, and the "manifestation of the
Son of Man" does
not refer to a literal, biological, historical Jesus physically reappearing like
a Godzilla-type giant in the skies. The world shall indeed be surprised when
Yeshua returns, for they will not behold a literal giant appearing in the sky,
and they will not behold a literal Jesus giving press conferences from a
Jerusalem version of "10 Downing Street" or the "White House";
despite this, they will know that "Yeshua is here indeed", and they shall
He is indeed the King over all the Earth.
The Venus Express
On November 9, 2005,
the ESA (European Space Agency) launched the "Venus Express", a space probe
headed for Venus to study that planet. According to
www.esa.int, it reached Venus after a 400-million-kilometer trip, and it
began orbiting around Venus on April 11, 2006, 153 days after takeoff from
Earth. It descended into its final operational orbit 26 days later, on May 7,
2006, 179 days after takeoff. According to
www.esa.int, it is
scheduled to study Venus for at least 2 Venusian days (486 Earth days).
www.esa.int, the Venus Express project is a virtual twin sister of the Mars
Express spacecraft, which was also launched by the ESA and has been orbiting
around Mars ever since December 2003. In order to build the Venus Express, the
ESA reused the architecture that had already been developed for the Mars
Express, which reduced manufacturing cycles and halved the mission's cost. The
Venus Express project was approved in late 2002, but it was launched a mere 3
years later due to the advantages of using knowledge accumulated from the Mars
Express project. The approach to Venus involved considerations that had not
been necessary for the approach to Mars, due to the fact that Venus has 7.6 times
more mass than Mars, which makes its gravitational pull much stronger.
Venus's closer proximity to the sun and Venus's reflection of sunlight also had
to be considered in order to prevent the Venus Express from overheating.
launch window for Venus Express was between October 26 and November 23, 2005.
The launch was first scheduled for October 26 at 4:43 UT, but problems with the
insulation led to a 2-week launch delay, leading to the eventual launch on
November 9, 2005.
According to the
director of the ESA's science programs, David Southwood, Venus and the Earth
"must have been very similar planets", so one of the purposes of the Venus
Express was to understand why Venus and the Earth "diverged to the point that one became a
cradle for life while the other developed into a hostile environment".
There have been some
20 American and Soviet missions to Venus since 1962. Venus Express will try to
answer many of the questions raised and left unanswered by previous missions. In
a sense, the Venus Express is out to expose secrets about Venus that have
remained hidden for ages.
The Venus Express has
7 instruments onboard; 5 of them are from previous missions: 3 from Mars Express
and 2 from "comet-chaser" Rosetta. By the way, comet-chaser Rosetta was launched by the ESA
on March 2, 2004 (according to
while Mars Express was launched on June 2, 2003, exactly 9 months earlier
"Coincidentally", Rosetta was launched on the very day that Alistair Cooke's
"American Letter" last aired.
On June 27, 2006, the ESA
announced an interesting finding (posted on
www.esa.int). Based on the data gathered by Venus Express during its first orbit
around the planet, it was confirmed for the first time that there is a huge
"double-eye" atmospheric vortex at the planet's south pole. As shown by a photo
www.esa.int, this vortex has the shape of the symbol used in mathematics to
represent "infinity" (∞). Scientists are still at a loss to explain the reasons for
this south-pole double vortex, which is somehow created by the incredibly fast winds that
circle around Venus's upper atmosphere, speeding around the entire planet in just 4
Venus's atmosphere is
very "cloudy". The Venusian cloud deck is known to be about 20 kilometers (some
13 miles) thick, and it extends up to about 65 kilometers (some 41 miles) over
the planet's surface. Venus Express discovered that, on the night side of Venus,
the cloud deck actually extends up to 90 kilometers (some 56 miles) in the form
of a "fully opaque haze", and it goes up to 105 kilometers (some 66 miles) in
the form of a "more transparent haze".
Venus Express is
equipped with a VMC (Venus Monitoring Camera) that will be monitoring the planet
in 4 wavelengths, taking advantage of the "infrared windows" present in Venus's
atmosphere. The information gathered will allow people to "peek" behind the dense cloud curtain enveloping Venus.
All of the details
above bear out the following spiritual facts:
As we have seen
before, the number
"153" in Scripture points to the supernatural harvest that will be reaped in
the latter days as God's
is manifested. Therefore, the fact that the Venus Express reached Venus's
gravitational pull on April 11, 2006, 153 days after takeoff, points
to how God's Venus messengers are paving the way for a mighty supernatural
harvest through their spiritual sacrifice.
The date that
Venus Express reached Venus --- April 11, 2006 --- was exactly 11
May 11, 2005, which was the date when God decreed the first delay
in America's latter-rain revival. The number "11"
speaks of God's purifying judgments. Therefore, the "11
months" and the dates "May 11"
and "April 11" all point to God's
judgment against America: Because she was unwilling to cooperate with Him,
He has shifted His focus from America to Europe, and, because of that,
America shall be pounded with judgments during her delay period until she
comes to terms with her unwavering
Because of this judgment against America, it was Europe which reached
Venus, and not America. The 2004 Transit of Venus is the first transit in
human history that has occurred during the era of space travel, and, right
after this spiritually relevant transit, Europe has been the one assigned to
explore Venus first.
May is the 5th
month of the year, and April is the 4th month. Therefore,
the period from May 11, 2005 to April 11, 2006 is also a prophetic figure of how
America chose to stay comfortably at "stage 4", without proceeding to "stage
5" in her spiritual process. As we have said
before, Scripture at
times portrays our spiritual growth as a 5-stage process. Stage 4, the
next-to-last stage, is a temporary stage, and those who choose to stay there
permanently shall inevitably slide back to Stage 3. There is nothing
inherently wrong with being at Stage 3, but Stage 3 reeks of "mediocrity"
when you are there out of a reluctance to reach the fullness of God's
Venus Express was
launched on November 9, 2005, exactly 182 days after May 11, 2005
(the date when the first revival delay was decreed against America). This is
on the website, and, of the 187 previous postings, the only one that
mentions the number "182" is the prophetic word entitled "Trek
across America", where we saw how the number "182" was related to God's
spiritual shift or "detour" towards Europe and away from America. The number
"182" (14 times 13) represents the hidden remnant in Europe ("14") that the American
has yet to visualize, because it is a remnant that is inherently
rebellious against the hierarchical structures of man ("13").
Express began to make large orbits around Venus on April 11, 2006, it
eventually descended into its final operational orbit 26 days later,
on May 7, 2006. The number "26" equals 2 times 13. The
number "2" refers to God's
believers, and the number "13",
when taken in a positive sense, refers to Godly prophetic rebellion against
man's ways. Therefore, the number "26" speaks of the spiritual rebellion
initiated by God Himself through His 2-witness believers, a
Godly rebellion that comes to topple the "double-rebellion"
sand castles of man and
establish the Kingship of God upon the entire Earth.
"26Whose voice then shook the
earth: but now he hath promised,
saying, Yet once more I shake not the
earth only, but also heaven. 27And
this word, Yet once more, signifieth the
removing of those things
that are shaken, as of things that are
made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28Wherefore we receiving a
kingdom which cannot be moved, let us
have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly
fear: 29For our God is a consuming fire." (Hebrews 12:26-29)
[Notice how this passage "coincidentally" begins in verse
26. The Lord brought these verses to our remembrance after writing the
words above, and, after pasting them here, I realized that they began with
The date when
Venus Express reached its final operational orbit around Venus --- May 7,
2006 --- was exactly 10 months after July 7, 2005, the date when
London suffered 4 terrorist attacks. The number "10"
speaks of prophetic sacrifice on behalf of others. As we have said
these terrorist attacks were part of the spiritual price that London and the
UK were forced to pay when America backtracked from God's purposes. America
had already paid a high price, and other nations were designed to benefit
her prophetic sacrifice. However, when America backtracked into
"Private Idaho" (and behaved more foolishly than Napoleon Dynamite),
London, the UK, and all of Europe were forced to pay a prophetic price of
their own, a price that became necessary only after America
reached its final operational orbit around Venus on May 7, 2006, 179
days after takeoff. As we have
before, the number
"179" speaks of disaster and desolation that is heaved upon those who choose
to ignore God's manifestation through His remnant. The number "17"
speaks of a manifested remnant, and the number "9"
speaks of dynamis power. Therefore, the number "179"
speaks of the destructive power unleashed by God through His green-horse
remnant as it
resurrects out of the
Venus Express is scheduled to study Venus for at least 2 Venusian days,
which are equivalent to 486 Earth days. The "2" Venusian days once again
points to the "2-witness"
anointing in "Venus messengers". The number 486 is equal to 2 times 243.
The number "243" is equal to 3 raised to the 5th power
(i.e.- 35, which equals 3 times 3 times 3 times 3 times 3).
The number "3" points to the 3 "male"
ministries, and the number "5" points to the 5 ministries of Ephesians 4:11.
Therefore, 35 speaks of all 5 ministries operating in the
"male-ministry" anointings. Once this happens, each of the ministries
will not add its contribution of the others; instead, each ministry
will multiply the impact of all the others,
Thus, the fact
that Venus Express is scheduled to end its exploration of Venus after at
least 486 (=2*35) days is a prophetic figure of how the end
result that follows the transit of God's "2-witness Venus messengers" is the unleashing of a mighty
vengeance that will break the hold of the
soul matriarchy and restore the
Church and the Earth unto the dominion of the "male" Spirit.
The Venus Express
is the virtual sister of the "Mars Express". The close relationship between
these two space projects once again points to the "two-witness"
anointing on God's latter-day "Venus messengers". Mars is known as the "red
planet", and it symbolizes war and conflict. This emphasizes the
fact that "Venus messengers" initially manifest themselves as
riders who stir up
internal strife and cause
"division" and "separation" through the words they systematically teach.
The Mars Express
was launched on June 2, 2003, exactly 121
days after the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated upon reentry over
Texas (on February 1, 2003). The number "121" equals
11 times 11, and, as we
have seen before, the number "11" speaks of judgments. Therefore, the
launching of Mars Express was a prophetic indictment by God against America.
As America's space program was going through a credibility crisis (i.e.-
judgment), the European space program was being exalted, for the humble ones
shall be exalted, and the exalted ones shall be humbled. Through the
launching of the Mars Express, God was prophetically announcing the
spiritual shift towards
Europe that came
709 days later, on May 11, 2005. Interestingly enough, Latin America was
cast off only 27 days later, on June 29, 2003.
Due to the
experience gained through the Mars Express project, Venus Express was
launched rather quickly, with no significant delays. There was a 2-week
delay from the originally scheduled takeoff, but the 4-week launch window
did not go "unused". In fact, the launch took place right in the middle of
that window. This is a prophetic figure of the spiritual difference between
America and Europe. As God did His work in America, He found
institutionalized resistance that led to a massive 4-year delay. As the
Lord is doing His work in Europe, He is finding "understandable"
resistance that is leading to a small delay, but this delay in no way
compares to the delay provoked by the American Church. Unlike America,
Europe will not pass up on its window of opportunity. In the stage of human
history that we are in, there is no more time to waste. To this day, most of
the American Church (large and "well-organized" as it may be) is
completely unaware of how close we are to a full manifestation of God's
judgments and glory on Earth (Psalm
There is a short "schedule" that is being pushed forth by a determined and
unrelenting remnant, and the remnant knows that this short schedule must
be met. There is too much at stake to
cross one's arms! Yet, most of the Church seems to remain impervious to
any sense of urgency. Therefore, God's manifestation will take most of the
Church completely by surprise. The Lord's parousia shall be upon them
and among them, and they will not know what hit them.
4-week launch window correlates with the 4-year revival window given to
America. God gave America the opportunity to launch the "latter-rain revival
rocket" between May 2005 and May 2009, but America's
spiritual hesitancy led to the entire 4-year window being passed up on.
The launch window
for Venus Express began on October 26, 2005, which, as we have seen
was the final date of America's second testing period since the 2004
Venus Transit. America's 2nd testing period began on May 12, 2005, one day
after the first revival delay was decreed by the Lord. Therefore, the
initial date of Venus Express's launch window was God's way of
indicating that there was a spiritual connection between Europe's Venus
Express and America's spiritual failures. While America was going two steps
forward and two steps back (like a
in the sea), Europe was taking the "Express" to Venus.
The number "26"
in the launch window's initial date (October 26, 2005) also has
spiritual significance. As we said above, the number "26"
God's 2-witness believers whom God raises up to launch His
rebellion against the rebellious structures of man.
The actual launch
date, November 9, 2005, was Day #13 of America's third testing
period, and it was 43 days before the end of that 56-day period. As we said
above, the number "13", when taken in a positive context, refers to
God's prophetic rebellion against the structures of man. As
we have also said before,
the number "43" points to Ezekiel 43, which refers to the
manifestation of God's Glory as a spiritual army of
red-horse believers is raised up. This black-horse army comes to
scatter those who cling to human kings, and this
green-horse army comes to obliterate those who refuse to curse the
whoredoms, thereby hindering the manifestation of
of Israel. America chose to ignore
God's "43" call. The American Church
chose not to rise up in "13" rebellion against the rebellious structures of
man, because she did not understand that a spiritual "third
dawning, and she was
God when He came knocking on the door. As the
window of opportunity for the rising of the 3rd day opened up,
the American Church left Joseph in prison and forgot about him (Genesis
40:20-41:1). Even as the morning star of Venus appeared in the darkness
over the American land, the American Church did not understand that it was
time for the dawning of a
brand new day.
The year 2005 came and went, and, as New Year's Day 2006 dawned over
New York City, the
Sun of God's Glory could not be seen in the horizon. Instead, it was a cloudy and dreary
day, a depressingly cold Sunday morning with snow and ice on the ground.
Instead of being a "resurrection Sunday", it was a "lifeless Sunday" in New
York City. It was a new year chronos-wise
but not kairos-wise for America;
nothing had changed in America on
At present, the director of
the ESA's science programs is David Southwood.
In Scripture, "David" is a figure of the
latter-day remnant that shall rise up out of nowhere to establish God's
Kingship on Earth. As David rises, the Pastorship of God shall be
established, and the cursed
matriarchal man shall be removed:
"22Therefore will I save my flock,
and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and
I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my
servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
I the LORD will be their God,
my servant David a prince among them;
I the LORD have spoken it. 25And I will make with them a covenant
of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they
shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and
sleep in the woods.
26And I will make them and the places round about my hill a
blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there
showers of blessing."
chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:
71From following the ewes great with young
he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
72So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and
guided them by the skilfulness of his hands." (Psalm 78:70-72)
[In this spiritual "3rd day", God shall raise up 3rd-level
pastors who shall
the lambs of Israel, enable God's "Jacob" sheep
to be guided
by the Spirit , and
them with a
heart of integrity that harbors no
agenda; a heart of integrity understands that there are no dividing hierarchies
that separate believers into castes of "superior ministers" and "regular laymen", for
we are all called to be "integrated" into
The name "Southwood"
is a prophetic figure of how God shall raise David "from
the south" of weakness to devastate the
"ministers", the Amorite "Sauls" in the "north":
"And as soon as the lad was gone,
David arose out of a place toward the south,
and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they
kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded." (1
came from Teman, and
the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the
earth was full of his praise. 4And his brightness was as the
light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his
power. 5Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went
forth at his feet. 6He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld,
and drove asunder the nations; and
the everlasting mountains were scattered,
the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting. 7I saw the
tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did
tremble." (Habakkuk 3:3-7)
[The name "Teman" means "south".
As we have seen
mountains are spiritually related to the Amorite spirit. Therefore, the
scattered "mountains" mentioned in verse 6 refer to how God shall come (in
His remnant) to
dismantle the Amorite kingdoms on Earth.]
Notice that the
verse from 1 Samuel 20 quoted above is verse
41. As we have shared
before, the Lord has
impressed upon our hearts that the number "41", when used in a negative
context, refers to the spirit of Amorite pride and
fornication, which is in turn related to "tall and strong oak trees" (Amos
2:9). Therefore, the last name "Southwood" is a prophetic figure
of how God will use the wood of insignificant trees from the
"south" to topple the mighty oaks of the "north". Those trapped in the
bearish "north" shall then be liberated and
restored unto God.
I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of
the earth, and with
them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth
with child together: a great company shall return thither. 9They
shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will
cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they
shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my
firstborn." (Jeremiah 31:8-9)
"How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath
created a new thing in the earth, A
woman shall compass a man"
[The phrase "a woman shall compass a man" speaks of how the lowly wandering
Israelites were able to go around the stronghold of Jericho 13 times (once
for each of the first 6 days and 7 times the 7th day) and bring it down. The
weak woman shall surround, besiege, and obliterate the Amorite strongholds
Uzzah was killed when he touched the Ark of
the Covenant (2 Samuel 6:3-9). The name "Uzzah" literally means "strength".
Therefore, the weak wood from the "south" that shall topple the strong oaks
of the "north" is the wood of the Ark of the Covenant (Exodus
25:10-11). Venus messengers are made of this wood, for they walk in a
relationship with God (Zechariah 4:14, Revelation 11:3-4, Revelation 11:19).
Because of the
data gathered by Venus Express, it was possible to confirm for the first
time that there is a huge "double-eyed" atmospheric vortex with the
shape of the "infinity" symbol (∞) at the
planet's south pole; the causes for this vortex remain a mystery.
This once again points to the "2-witness" anointing that "Venus messengers"
are endowed with. The "infinity" symbol points to the eternity of God,
meaning that God's weak "Venus messengers" are imbued with God's
unshakeable nature. In those of you
who choose to be "Venus messengers", the "mystery of godliness" shall
be made manifest. This is the mystery of how puny and weakly man can contain the
fullness of Almighty God within him, a mystery which the
and hierarchical Church is unable to understand.
great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh,
justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles,
believed on in the world, received up into glory." (1 Timothy 3:16)
exercise profiteth little: but
is profitable unto all things,
having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come"
(1 Timothy 4:8)
in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily"
is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest
thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with
glory and honour. 6Thou
madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all
things under his feet:
7All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8The
fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the
paths of the seas. 9O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in
all the earth!" (Psalm 8:4-9)
answered them, Is it not written in your law,
I said, Ye are gods?"
The Venus Express
has 7 instruments: 3 from Mars Express, 2 from Rosetta, and 2 designed
specifically for Venus Express. The 7 instruments point to
the 7 Spirits of God. The
pastoral matriarchy has done everything in its power to
cover up the Spirit and prevent Him from being manifested. This has led
to spiritually underdeveloped believers who do not move in the full spectrum
of all 7 Spirits. Therefore, as the Lord breaks the pastoral matriarchy
through His "Venus messengers", believers will begin to manifest and grow in
all 7 Spirits of God.
The planet Mars
has generally been associated with a
"male" fighting nature. Therefore, we
can say that the 3 instruments from Mars Express used in the Venus Express
refer to the 3 Spirits of God that are associated with the 3 "male"
ministries. As we have
before, these Spirits are the apostolic
Spirit of Ephesus, the prophetic
Spirit of Smyrna, and the evangelistic
Spirit of Pergamos. The name "Rosetta" is a "female" name. Therefore, we can
say that the 2 instruments from Rosetta used in the Venus Express refer to
the 2 Spirits of God that are associated with the 2 "female"
ministries. As we have seen before, these Spirits are the
pastoral Spirit of Thyatira and the
teacher Spirit of Sardis.
instruments that were designed specifically for Venus Express represent the
2 Spirits of God that are not related to any of the 5 ministries of
Ephesians 4:11; these are the dreamer Spirit of Philadelphia and the
prosperity Spirit of Laodicea. Because "Venus messengers" are not "minister
worshippers", they are able to move in the 2 "non-ministerial" Spirits
of God. These 2 Spirits are essential in the manifestation of God from
within. While the 5 evil ministerial spirits work to repress these 2 Spirits
and hold them within
their cursed triangle, the 5 true ministerial Spirits of God work to
birth them forth
Spirit of God
"Female" ministry spirits
launched exactly 9 calendar months after Mars Express. The 9 months point to
"childbirth". Therefore, the Lord is portraying a spiritual irony here. As
seen from the natural realm, "weak woman" shall surround, besiege, and
annihilate "strong man" (Jeremiah 31:22).
As seen from the spirit realm, "male" Mars shall give birth to a restored
"female" Rosetta, just as woman was extracted from man at the beginning
(Genesis 2:22). This birth of woman from within man speaks of how the 2
"female" ministries shall be reborn,
restored in righteousness, operating in
submission to the "male" Spirit once the 3 "male" ministries are freely manifested,
with no matriarchal restraints.
The time that elapsed between the Mars
Express and Rosetta launchings was 9 "solar" months, since
they are months based on the Gregorian solar calendar. Human pregnancies
generally take 9.0 lunar months (266 days). As we have said before,
the "sun" is often a figure of the Spirit, while the "moon" is a figure of
the soul. Therefore, Rosetta's "birth" after 9 solar months speaks of a
birth that is under the shadow of the Spirit, not a birth under the
matriarchal covering of the soul.
"And the angel
answered and said unto her,
The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall
therefore also that holy thing which shall be
born of thee
shall be called
the Son of God" (Luke
Even though Venus
has been visited on some 20 different American and Soviet missions since
1962, many questions remain unanswered about Earth's closest planetary
neighbor. Venus Express, the first European mission to Venus, was launched
with the express purpose of finding answers to those questions and
uncovering secrets about Venus that have remained hidden for ages. This is a
prophetic figure of how God's "Venus messengers" have come to uncover
spiritual secrets that have remained hidden from plain view for ages. As these
secrets are revealed, the nature of God shall become increasingly evident on
Earth (through His people), and the Lord's Second Coming (in its true form)
shall be a palpable and unquestionable reality.
which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with
our eyes, which we have looked upon, and
our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
2(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear
witness, and shew unto you that
eternal life, which was
with the Father, and
was manifested unto us;)"
(1 John 1:1-2)
the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the
sons of God. 20For
the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him
who hath subjected the same in hope, 21Because the creature
itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the
glorious liberty of the children of God. 22For we know that the
whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23And
not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit,
the redemption of our body" (Romans 8:19-23)
"But thou, O
Daniel, shut up the words, and
seal the book, even to the time of the end:
many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased" (Daniel 12:2)
"And he saith
the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for
the time is at hand"
the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search
out a matter. 3The
heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is
away the dross from the silver,
and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer. 5Take away the
wicked from before the king, and
his throne shall be established in righteousness."
[There is "dross" (v4) in the world, especially in the Church, which is
working to conceal God's Nature. As this dross is removed through
the wrath of
the throne of God shall be established on Earth (v5). As unrighteousness is
removed, the righteousness and judgments of God shall be revealed.]
For years, it has
been known that Venus's atmosphere is very "cloudy". Venus Express, however,
has discovered that the cloud deck on the night side of Venus is even taller
than on the day side, extending up to 90 kilometers (some 56 miles) in the
form of a "fully opaque haze" and 105 kilometers (some 66 miles) in the form
of a "more transparent haze". This "haze" is a prophetic figure of the
nephos cloud of witnesses mentioned in Hebrews
12:1. This is a cloud of spiritual martyrs hidden in the
darkness of anonymity, waiting for the fulfillment of all things. That
is the reason why this tall haze is on the night (i.e.-
dark) side of Venus.
will be "looking" underneath Venus's "cloudy veil" using a camera that will
be monitoring the planet in 4 different wavelengths. The 4 wavelengths are a
prophetic figure of God's
4 Spiritual Faces. Because of the domination of the 2 "female"
ministries of pastor and teacher, the Church has operated under the dominion
of the face
associated with these 2 ministries, the "Man" Face. This has prevented
the Church from beholding God in His true nature, for the natural "man" face
was not designed to behold the Lord (1 Timothy 6:16). Through His "Venus
messengers", however, God will restore the other 3 Faces that the
matriarchal Church has worked to suppress. As they move in the anointing of
horses of the Apocalypse, His Venus Messengers will
obliterate the dominion of the Man Face. As this happens, the world shall
begin to see behind
the veil and
behold the Fearsome Nature of God.
In 1986, a Swedish group fittingly called "Europe"
had a hit song entitled "The Final Countdown", which, according to
wikipedia.org, made it to #1 in a total of 26
countries, including the UK (but not including the USA). These are the
[Lyrics adapted from
We're leaving together,
But still it's farewell
And maybe we'll come back,
To Earth, who can tell?
I guess there is no one to blame
We're leaving ground (leaving ground)
Will things ever be the same again?
It's the final countdown...
The final countdown
We're heading for Venus
And still we stand tall
'Cause maybe they've seen us (seen us)
And welcome us all
With so many light years to go
And things to be found
I'm sure that we'll all miss her so
It's the final countdown...
The final countdown
When I used to hear
this song in 1986, the line "We're heading for Venus" would always catch my
attention, but I would never lend it much thought. Now, 20 years later, I
finally understand why. Even from then, God was announcing that He would shift
His focus towards Europe during the days of Venus, and that He would enable
Europe to be the first to launch a mission to Venus after the 2004 Transit. We
are indeed in the final countdown. The Earth is headed into
"light" barrier. God's Venus messengers have "left
the ground" of natural understanding because they know that there are
many "things to
be found". Despite any emotional attachment to the Earth, they have begun
the journey, and the end result shall be the manifestation of God's Glory
throughout the Earth.
God willing, we will share more on the transits of
Venus in a future posting...