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Prophetic word for today

Wheat among corn

First posted: December 17, 2004

E-mailed: December 15, 2004

Word received by: Rhonda

Vision:

 

As I (the prophetic) was driving, on both sides of me there were corn fields. I could tell I was driving a white box truck, but the bin in the back was open like the back of a garbage truck. I drove for a long time in the field and was aware I was seeking the apostle. When I finally arrived to where she was, she was stooped over gathering shafts of wheat. I remember thinking it odd that I had just driven through a huge corn field and would have expected to find her gathering corn, but instead found her gathering the shafts of wheat. She was picking them up and bundling them with a cord (I do not have a description of the cord). After having the initial thought about it being odd that it was wheat she was bundling, I felt to take no more time to question it, and began to gather up the bundles she had gathered and load them in the truck.

 

Our comments

To understand this vision, we must first understand the spiritual meaning of "wheat" and "corn".

 

In many native American cultures, people revere corn as a symbol of their attachment to the Earth and nature. I know of one Latin American culture, for example, where the phrase "men of corn" is used to speak of men who proudly uphold the culture's traditions and values, even when those traditions and values involve idolatry, witchcraft, and dishonesty. Therefore, we can safely say that the "corn" in the vision represents the Girgashite spirit of earthliness, since Girgashites are people bound by temporality and "time-honored" traditions and methodologies. Because they believe that something is "truer" if it is "older", Girgashites tend to become "ancestor-worshippers". They are people who continually look back to the past instead of looking forward to the future. They have a subconscious belief that the "old days" were better days and that we will never be as great as our ancestors. To them, history seems to be on a descending slope.

 

"And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters." (Matthew 8:32)

[This happened in the land of the "Gergesenes", according to how Matthew 8:28 reads in ancient manuscripts; the King James version also translated it as "Gergesenes" (which is another form of the word "Girgashites")]

 

"Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this." (Ecclesiastes 7:10)

 

Whereas "corn" refers to the Girgashite spirit, "wheat" points to the prophetic anointing, as can be seen from the following evidence:

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Wheat was used in ancient times (and is still used) to make bread, and, as we saw in a previous article, "bread" is strongly related in Scripture to prophetic rhema word.

 

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Wheat grains are pulverized into flour, which allows them to be transformed into bread. The pulverization is a figure of a person's body disintegrating upon death, the oven is a figure of Sheol, and the transformation into bread is a figure of resurrection. Therefore, the conversion of wheat grains into flour is a figure of how a person must willingly lay down his or her life in order to be resurrected and to resurrect others:

 

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." (John 12:24)

[The use of the word "corn" in this verse may be a little confusing, but it must be remembered that the word "corn" is used in Great Britain to refer to "grain" in general; the Greek word translated as "corn" here is kokkos, which literally means "grain".]

 

Where as Girgashites do all they can to extend their temporal life, prophets have an inherent tendency to shed their temporal lives for the sake of a higher cause. This is why the Holy Spirit relates flour directly to the prophetic anointing in several passages of Scripture such as the following:

 

"38And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets. 39And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not. 40So they poured out for the men to eat. And it came to pass, as they were eating of the pottage, that they cried out, and said, O thou man of God, there is death in the pot. And they could not eat thereof. 41But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot. 42And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat." (2 Kings 4:38-42)

[The word "meal" in verse 41 was translated from the Hebrew word qamech, which literally means "flour". The phrase "full ears of corn in the husk" in verse 42 was translated from the Hebrew words karmel and tsiqlon; karmel literally means "fruit" or "fruitful field" and tsiqlon is a word that only appears once in the Old Testament; its meaning is obscure, but it can apparently be translated as "sack", "bag", or "husk". Therefore, some versions translate the phrase "full ears of corn in the husk" as "new wheat in his sack". The sack is the truck.]

 

Notice how the prophets' pot was contaminated by an undiscerning man who took "wild gourds" from the field and added them to the pot. This man's actions reflect a Girgashite influence on his life, since he took an initiative in the flesh without consulting the Spirit, and since he did not discern the invisible danger in the gourds he gathered. The fact that he went out into the field also reflects an attachment to the "earth", since the word "field" in verse 39 was translated from sadeh, which can also be translated as "land" or "ground", which in turn speaks of "earth", and therefore points to the Girgashite spirit of earthliness. This explains why "flour" served as the "antidote" to the gourds' venom. As we have seen before, God calls us to apply prophetic anointing on Girgashites in order to confront their earthliness. It is through prophetic sacrifice that Girgashite influences are destroyed.

 

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The "shafts" of wheat are a figure of "prophetic arrows" or "spears". As we have said before, the prophetic anointing gives us the ability to shoot prophetic arrows from the darkness of anonymity. Whereas apostles use swords for close-range combat, prophets use arrows and spears for long-range attacks. This explains why the apostle in the vision appeared close by the wheat, while the prophet came from afar.

 

From all of the above, we can say that the long corn field on both sides of the road represents the great number of congregations throughout the Church that are inundated by the Girgashite spirit. This spirit is so prevalent that the prophetic anointing of God's people (i.e.- the wheat) is very difficult to perceive. As we have said many times before, the Girgashite spirit is completely antagonistic towards the prophetic anointing, and it does all it can to shut it up:

 

"9Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath. 10Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite. 11And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the LORD. 12But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not. 13Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves." (Amos 2:9-13)

 

The word "sheaves" in verse 13 was translated from the Hebrew word amiyr, which is derived from the word amar, which can mean "to bind sheaves" or "to manipulate, to treat tyrannically". It is no surprise, therefore, that the word "Amorite" (v9) is related to amar, since, as we have said before, Amorites are manipulative people who are willing to sacrifice their principles and take advantage of others in order to "rise to the top" and be "kings". Once in control, Amorites always turn into ruthless tyrants and dictators.

 

Amos 2:9-13, therefore, is saying that, when Amorite spirits infiltrate congregations, they use their Girgashite ground base of support in order to bind up and shut up the prophetic anointing. Why? Because prophets are by nature defiant of human authority and structures. Prophets are so willing to shed their lives that they boldly testify before kings, even if the king may kill them. Therefore, an Amorite king cannot intimidate prophets with death threats as he can with Girgashites, whose focus on temporality creates in them a strong fear of death. Therefore, the Amorite spirit takes advantage of the Girgashites' innate antagonism towards prophets in order to suppress the freedom of God's prophetic voice. When a congregation shuts up the true prophetic spirit, Amos 2:12-13 declares that it is equivalent to shutting up God Himself.

 

When Girgashites impose their earthly methodologies and reverence of human authority, it is equivalent to binding up all the shafts of wheat (i.e.- the prophetic anointing) and placing them on a cart to be hauled away as garbage. The word "cart" in Amos 2:13 was translated from the Hebrew word agalah, which is derived from the word agol meaning "round", and, as we said before, "roundness" is associated in Scripture with judgments. In this case, however, the judgments are not judgments in the Spirit, but rather judgments based on legalistic regulations and methodologies that prevent the free manifestation of God's prophetic spirit in true (as opposed to human) righteousness.

 

Why was the apostle gathering the shafts of wheat? Because apostles (when they are in the Spirit) have an innate ability to see the value of small things. Therefore, the apostolic anointing allows us to recognize the valuable prophetic wheat in the middle of so much Girgashite corn. The phrase "stooped over" used to describe how the apostle was gathering the wheat is a prophetic reference to this passage, written by the Holy Spirit through the apostle Paul:

 

"1If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." (Philippians 2:1-8)

 

While Girgashites operate in their natural minds, apostles in the Spirit operate in a redeemed mind that is endowed with wisdom to see the inherent value (or lack of value) in all things. The wheat had been left disregarded on the Girgashite ground as so much garbage, but God is raising up an apostolic anointing that will see the value of that disregarded wheat and gather it to be restored, for time has come for God's prophetic remnant to be manifested.

 

The reason why the white truck's bin is described as being "open like the back of a garbage truck" is God's way of saying:

Listen, all you Girgashites: I have come to pick up what you have disregarded as garbage, for what is garbage to you is precious and holy in My eyes --- says the Lord. I will gather up My chosen prophetic remnant, and I will draw them out of Babylon --- says the Lord --- and I shall return to Babylon and destroy it, for I shall avenge the blood of My servants the prophets that has been spilled on your soil.

 

The truck's whiteness on the outside is a prophetic reference to the "white robes" with which the Lord wants to cover our earthly temporality. Girgashites place their faith on the "earthly robe" they are currently wearing (i.e.- their bodies), and forget that, one day, that robe will be taken away. If we are not spiritually robed on the inside, we will be put to shame on that day:

 

"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." (2 Corinthians 5:1-3)

 

"And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming." (1 John 2:28)

 

"14Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself: 15Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself: neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself. 16And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the LORD." (Amos 2:14-16)

 

As we have studied before, the church at Sardis in Revelation 3:1-6 had a very strong Girgashite influence in it (it was a huge corn field, so to speak!) This is why the Lord speaks to Sardis about "white robes":

 

"4Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. 5He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels." (Revelation 3:4-5)

 

Whiteness also speaks of perfection or completion. Those of you who work with computers may know that color monitors display different colors through various combinations of 3 basic colors: red, green, and blue. I am convinced in my spirit that the selection of this trio of primary colors was not the result of man's will but God's will. Why? Because the color red has a strong correlation in Scripture with the mind and the body, the color green has a strong correlation with the emotions and the soul, and the color blue has a strong correlation with the heart and the spirit. Interestingly enough, it is through a full or complete combination of these 3 colors that the color white is produced on your computer screen. This fits in perfectly with Sardis, since, as we shared before, Sardis had an endowment of the Spirit of Perfection (one of the 7 Spirits of God). Unfortunately, as we also saw before, those with the Spirit of Perfection turn into full-blown Girgashites when they stray from the Spirit. Girgashites seek perfection or completion in their earthly realm, and forget that man's true perfection or completion can only be manifested in the spirit realm. Those with the prophetic anointing are strongly aware of that. This is why the truck was "clothed with white" on the outside.

 

The fact that the truck was a "box" truck speaks of two things. For one, it speaks of how methods are inherently created to "contain" or "box in". God's spiritual methods allow for the channeling (or "funneling") of God's prophetic anointing. God's methods channel the prophetic stream like the banks of river do with the river. God's methods do not stymie the anointing. Instead, they allow it to flow freely in truth and righteousness.

 

On the other hand, man's Girgashite methods box in the prophetic anointing and do not allow it to flow freely in any direction. Girgashites like to box in believers within frameworks of human traditions and procedures, and anyone who dares to "think outside the box" is immediately judged and condemned as a "rebel" and a "troublemaker". By picking up His anointed ones in a white box truck, the Lord is declaring that He will liberate the prophetic anointing from the oppression of Girgashite Egyptians, and He will replace the Girgashite's methods of suppression with His own righteous methods. The prophetic anointing shall no longer be restrained --- says the Lord.

 

The reason why the apostle arrived before the prophet is because, as we have said before, God always writes "from right to left". As we have said before, the apostolic ministry is right-handed, since it is focused on right-handed wisdom and judgment, while the prophetic ministry is left-handed. God always establishes a foundation of righteousness before adding an overflow of true grace, because God's eternal grace abounds in righteousness (Romans 5:21). Death comes before resurrection ... truth before grace ... limitation before freedom ... law and righteousness before grace and life.

 

Sister Rhonda's constant reference to the "oddness" of picking up wheat in the middle of so much corn points to how the prophetic anointing is inherently at odds with the Girgashite spirit and vice versa. In a previous article, we saw how Scripture prophesies that, in the latter days, God will raise up "prophetic teachers", despite the fact that these two ministries have seemingly divergent tendencies. In a sense, "prophetic teachers" are a spiritual version of the "odd couple" (the neat one is the teacher, while the unruly one is the prophet). In the Spirit, the prophetic anointing and the teacher anointing are completely compatible and complement one another. However, as we have said before, when a teacher gets in the flesh, he or she becomes a Girgashite, and that's when the conflicts and wars with the prophetic anointing start.

 

As I pondered on the "cord" used to bundle the wheat, the Lord dropped the phrase "umbilical cord" into my mind. When I looked up the Biblical Hebrew words for "umbilical cord", I found the words shor and shorer, both of which are derived from the word sharar meaning "to be an enemy". Why would the word for "umbilical cord" be derived from a word for enmity in the Hebrew? Because the words for "umbilical cord" in Hebrew can also be translated as "navel", which points to the "belly":

 

"2Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies." (Song of Solomon 7:2)

[The word translated as "navel" in this verse is the word shorer mentioned above]

 

Notice how the "belly" is related to a "heap of wheat" in the verse above. Why? Because, just as the wheat speaks of the prophetic anointing, the belly speaks of the overflow of the prophetic spirit from inside of us:

 

"38He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water" (John 7:38)

 

Fellow believer, when you allow the prophetic anointing to flow from your belly, you will automatically draw the enmity of the earthly Girgashite believers around you (Galatians 5:17). This explains why the Lord made sure that the words for "umbilical cord" were derived from the word for "to be an enemy" in Hebrew. The "cord" in the vision, therefore, speaks of the animosity of the "corn-believers" against God's wheat. Corn-believers want to deprive other believers from their prophetic belly, but God will come to restore that belly. He will gird up His prophets with their umbilical cords, and a mighty Church of prophets will be raised up out of whose belly the River of God will flow. Some 7 hours ago, while meditating on this vision, the Lord dropped the words "gird up thy loins" into my heart; at first, I did not understand why He said those words to me, but now I understand why:

 

"4Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 5Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." (Jeremiah 1:4-5)

 

"17Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them. 18For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land. 19And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee." (Jeremiah 1:17-19)

 

The fact that the prophet did not feel that there was time to ask any questions points to two things. One is the fact that, as we have said before, the prophetic anointing prompts us to do things without first having to understand the reason why we have to do them (John 3:8). Girgashites, on the other hand, are completely ruled by their natural thinking, and they never act when God's promptings sound "illogical" to them.

 

The other reason why the prophet felt that there was no time for questioning is because Girgashites always have time for earthly things but never "see" the value of investing any significant time on spiritual things. This has led to a Church that has kept believers who are hungry for true spiritual growth in a state of famine. There is no more time to waste. Time's up! The restoration of the prophetic anointing is at hand.

 

As I meditated on this vision, the Lord kept reminding me of the baker to whom Joseph prophesied that he would die:

 

"16When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head: 17And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head. 18And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days: 19Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee." (Genesis 40:16-19)

[Notice that the baskets were "white"]

 

The baker was a full-fledged Girgashite. People with a strong case of the Girgashite spirit love mental information. Since they allow their minds to become the dominant part of their soul, they love to fill their heads with meaningless information; this is represented by the white baskets on the baker's head. The 3 baskets refer to the fact that their mental information completely affects all 3 parts of the Girgashite's soul: 

  1. It stuffs up the mind and prevents it from thinking in the Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:14)

  2. It dries up the emotions and prevents them from flowing freely.

  3. It hardens the heart and leads to stubborn, self-willed individuals who refuse to follow the leading of the Spirit.

The name "Baal-shalisha" mentioned in 2 Kings 4:42 quoted above literally means "lord over the three". God will establish Himself as Lord over the 3 parts of the soul that have been contaminated by Girgashite structures and methodologies.

 

The fact that the baker was hanged also points to the Girgashite spirit. Death by hanging is equivalent to drowning because, in both cases, the person dies an unnatural death without the shedding of blood. As we have said before, Girgashites lead self-centered lives and refuse to shed their "blood" (i.e.- their lives) in sacrifice for anyone else.

 

The word translated as "bird" in Genesis 40:16-19 is the Hebrew word owph, which literally means "flying creature", since it is the noun form of the verb uwph meaning "to fly"; the word tsippowr, which is the Hebrew equivalent of the English word "bird" is not used here. Therefore, the words "bird" in Genesis 40:16-19 should really say "flying creatures", which means that they refer to prophets, since, as we have seen before, Scripture relates "flying" to the prophetic anointing.

 

Baker church, you have stuffed up God's prophetic wheat long enough! God is sending His true apostolic and prophetic anointing to pluck that wheat from your control and give it to His flying creatures, the prophetic people of God. Your Amorite head shall be lifted from off of you, and you shall no longer display your prophetic prisoners as a crown over your head. You shall hang publicly and be an abomination to all, for just as you gloried in displaying the cadavers of My servants the prophets, so shall I display you in a public place. Far be it from anybody to defend you, for I am against you --- says the Lord.