Prophetic word for today
New York tornado
First posted: April 17, 2005
Word received: February 5, 2005
Received by: Maureen Miller
received this dream 2-5-05
This is the prophetic interpretation:
The "mobile home" in the dream speaks of believers who are not seeking after the covering of "permanent homes", which in this case are a figure of well-recognized religious structures. Permanent-home believers seek the covering of "permanent homes" because they derive their sense of spiritual identity and security from human names and denominations. Permanent-home believers love the stability of religious structures that are recognized by men, and they are uncomfortable about standing alone in God against a multitude of opposition. They are so desperate for a natural name over their heads that they are willing to relinquish their spiritual calling in order to have that name:
"And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach." (Isaiah 4:2)
[The "seven women" represent the souls of believers influenced by the 7 types of evil spirits. Based on what is said in Isaiah 3:14 and Isaiah 3:25, the "one man" represents the earthly "ministerial leaders" whom God is already judging in these final days. Since "woman" in Scripture is a figure of the "soul", the "bread" that the women would provide for themselves refers to soul-centered prophetic word for the emotions, while the "apparel" that the women would provide for themselves refers to soul-centered judgment word for the mind (Ephesians 4:23-24 -- the phrase "put on" in this passage speaks of the donning of "clothing" for the mind).]
"37They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth." (Hebrews 11:37-38)
"For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof." (Isaiah 31:4)
[Instead of simply settling for a comfortable life as a "sheep" in the established shepherds' flocks, the "mobile-home" believer is willing to go out to the desert on his or her own and come back as a "lonely lion" against the multitude of shepherd opposition.]
The "south" in Scripture generally speaks of "human frailty and weakness", while the "north" speaks of "grace and strength". As we have said before, the Lord has prophesied in Habakkuk 3:3-7 that the Lord Jesus will make His latter-day parousia ("appearance") from Teman (meaning "south") through a prophetic remnant that is "weak-looking" to the natural eyes of men and women who evaluate spiritual authority based on external factors.
As we have said before, whirlwinds in Scripture are a figure of God's purifying judgments that remove unrighteousness so that righteousness may be established. Therefore, the fact that the tornado in the dream is coming from the south is a figure of how the "weak-looking" prophetic remnant will manifest God's Glory and unleash spiritual judgments upon the Earth.
The fact that the tornado is first heading north means that God will first unleash His judgments against the ministers who have used their "grace and strength" (i.e.- "north") to domineer over other believers. He will do so through the very same "weak" believers from the "south" whom the "northern" ministers belittle and despise.
"5And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: 6Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house." (Ezekiel 9:5-6)
Notice that the judgment begins with the "ancient men", meaning that it begins with the "ministers" who have domineered over their fellow believers and have prevented them from manifesting God's fearsome Spirit nature. The Lord's coming is preceded by judgment against the "ministers":
"48But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 24:48-51)
There is a prophetic reason why the tornado suddenly turned east before reaching the trailer. Sister Maureen, who was in the trailer, was "north" of the tornado, but her "north" speaks of true prophetic, spiritual grace. As Ezekiel 9:6 declares, God will not come against those who move in a true prophetic grace that is not adulterated by unrighteousness and iniquity:
"And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof." (Ezekiel 9:4)
[According to Ezekiel 9:6, God's judgments will not come against those who have this "mark" on their foreheads. The "foreheads" speak of the "mind", which is the part of our soul that makes judgments. If we do not allow our judgments to be contaminated by the unrighteousness-condoning environment around us, we will have this "mark" on our spiritual "foreheads".]
God will only come against those whose grace is only "halfway north", i.e.- against those who use their "northern" spiritual grace from above without fully detaching themselves from the carnal interests of their "southern" earthliness. This is why the tornado turned east halfway between New York City and sister Maureen's trailer.
The east is where the sun rises, meaning that it speaks of the manifestation of God's Glory:
"And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength." (Revelation 1:16)
"1Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east: 2And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory." (Ezekiel 43:1-2)
Therefore, the fact that the tornado from the south headed east speaks of how the prophetic remnant will unleash God's judgments so that God's Glory may be manifested. According to Malachi 4:1-2, the "sun of righteousness" can only rise after the proud and the doers of wickedness are spiritually burned as stubble. Without judgment on the "halfway-north" ministers, God's Glory cannot come.
There was an unknown person with sister Maureen in the trailer. As we have shared before, the things of the Spirit are strange to the natural soul, but those whose hearts are after God's will do not hesitate to show hospitality towards the "strange" things of the Spirit. This is why sister Maureen was hosting this unknown person. Not everything that is "strange" is from the Lord, but those who are in the Spirit are quick to recognize the things of the Lord, even if those things are initially strange to their natural souls:
"1And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 2And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, 3And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 4Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: 5And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said." (Genesis 18:1-5)
Notice that Abraham did not ask the 3 men for an ID or a "driver's license". He saw the 3 strangers from afar and recognized that it was the Lord who was coming. He then ran towards them and immediately showed them hospitality.
Those who are in the Spirit are willing to accept that God is a God of judgments and that His Glory cannot come without His consuming nature being manifested. On the other hand, those who are "in the soul" want the benefits and "emotional blessings" of God's Glory without the "inconveniences" of His righteousness. To those "in the soul", "judgments" are strange and unpleasant things; they are not hospitable to God's judgments, and they immediately throw them out of their hearts and minds.
As we studied before, Hebrews 13:2 associates "strangers" with "angels", and, as we have seen before, angels are spiritual agents of God's judgments on Earth. The word "angel" literally means "messenger", meaning that angels are messengers sent by God to execute God's judgments. The word "apostle" comes from the Greek word apostolos meaning "one sent", and, as we have seen before, apostles are agents of judgment on Earth. Therefore, we can say that there is a strong spiritual connection between "apostles" and "angels".
Sister Maureen mentions the "unknown angel" immediately after speaking of the judgment tornado. Why? Because angels are agents of judgment. Fellow believer, as you abide in God's will and judgments, you become an angel on Earth through whom God's purifying judgments are unleashed on Earth.
After the tornado misses the trailer, the "wind picked up and it began to rain". The wind speaks of the flow of God's prophetic Spirit, and the rain speaks of God's teachings:
"6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit." (John 3:6-8)
[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. We become like sailboats who are prophetically guided by the wind of His Spirit.]
"1Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. 2My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: 3Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. 4He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he." (Deuteronomy 32:1-4)
The word "doctrine" in verse 2 above is a mistranslation of the Hebrew word leqach, which literally means "learning, teaching". Notice how verse 4 emphasizes that God is a God of truth and judgments in Whom iniquity has no home. In other words, God will never be hospitable to iniquity. He welcomes all those with iniquity who want to change, but He will always demand that they shed their iniquity at the door, so to speak. Through the purifying fire at His door, He will consume all the unrighteousness and iniquity in those who are willing to expose themselves to His judgments, even when that may cause temporary pain.
Therefore, the "wind" and the "rain" in the dream speak of teaching imbued with a strong prophetic anointing ("wind") that is founded on apostolic truth and judgments. For centuries, the Church has been inundated by Girgashite teachings that restrain the prophetic anointing and are contaminated by judgment-hating Canaanite influences. The Lord will change this by sending His "tornado" judgments that will pave the way for the manifestation of His "wind" and "rain" in the Church.
In the dream, the "wind" and "rain" produced "huge bright-yellow flowers" on the ground. One of the Hebrew words for "flower" is perach, which is very similar to the word pere meaning "wild ass". As we studied in a previous article, "wild asses" are people with a strong prophetic and evangelistic anointings on their lives. Therefore, the flowers speak of abundant prophetic and evangelistic fruit in the Church. The fact that the flowers were "huge" emphasizes the evangelistic anointing, since evangelists are the "giant-killers" who establish God's kingdom on Earth.
As we have seen before, the color yellow (especially when pale) can at times have a negative connotation in Scripture. In this case, however, the connotation is positive. As we have said before, the colors on a computer screen are produced through combinations of the colors red, green, and blue. A bright "yellow" color is produced by combining the colors "red" and "green", both at 100% intensity.
As we have said before, the color "red" speaks of our Adamic, natural-man exterior, and it can also symbolize the Girgashite spirit of earthliness. Teachers who stray from the Spirit tend to become Girgashites, meaning that the color "red" can also be related to the teaching ministry in a positive sense.
As we have said before, the color "green" is strongly related to the prophetic ministry, since it speaks of "life" and "hope", and the prophetic anointing imparts a sense of vision, life, and hope. Therefore, a "bright-yellow color", which is obtained by combining "red" and "green" at 100% intensity, speaks of the "prophetic teachers" that God will raise up in these latter days. These teachers will not allow their God-given methodical nature to impede the free flow of the prophetic spirit. These prophetic teachers will have a "wild-ass" anointing on their lives, and their teachings will impart a strong prophetic and evangelistic anointing on believers throughout the Church. In a sense, the ground that sister Maureen saw before her represents the believers in the Church, and the "huge bright-yellow flowers" represent the prophetic and evangelistic impartation that the prophetic-teacher rain will produce in the lives of believers.
The "wax-like" texture of the flowers points to "beeswax", which is a plastic, yellowish substance that bees secrete in order to build their honeycombs. As we have said before, "honey" in Scripture is many times associated with "apostolic wisdom to judge". When the Lord spoke to the Israelites about the Promised Land, He called it a land that flowed with "milk and honey" (Numbers 14:8). According to Hebrews 5:13-6:1, "milk" refers to fundamental teachings (i.e.- "basic doctrine"), which would imply that "honey" refers to deeper teachings imbued with apostolic wisdom and judgment. The Church is full of believers who are being taught "milk" doctrine, but very few believers are being taught with apostolic "honey" teachings that can help them to grow into the next dimension of their spiritual walk. According to Hebrews 5:14, that deeper "honey" teaching requires a stomach that is willing to tolerate word of judgment that separates good from evil. Judgment-intolerant believers are believers who simply cannot grow.
From the above, we can conclude that the "wax-like" texture of the flowers speaks of a latter-day Church where honey will freely flow along with milk. In the latter days, the Church will finally enter the Promised Land and enter into the spiritual Sabbath prophesied in Hebrews chapter 4. It is no coincidence that the famous verse that speaks of God's logos word as a sword of judgment -- Hebrews 4:12 -- can be found in that same chapter. A Church where judgment word is not abundant cannot enter into the Promised Land.
The "tropical" look of the flowers also has spiritual meaning. Tropical places are places of great fruitfulness and abundance. Therefore, the flowers' tropical look speaks of an atmosphere of spiritual fruitfulness and abundance, and it speaks of the restoration of the spiritual "garden of Eden" inside the Church in these latter days:
"35And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. 36Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it. 37Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock. 38As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD." (Ezekiel 36:35-38)
"1Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; 2A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. 3A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. 4The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. 5Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. 6Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness." (Joel 2:1-6)
The red, black, and green horses of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6:3-8) are all represented in the dream. As we saw above, the tornado from the south speaks of judgment executed by believers with little "external" authority, which therefore speaks of the red-horse riders that will act as "weak-looking judges" who will challenge the set ways of Cain.
The fact that the tornado turned east before hitting the trailer speaks of the black-horse riders who will come to execute judgments against the Balaam-style misuse of grace without attacking those who are freely moving in undefiled prophetic and evangelistic grace.
The "huge bright-yellow flowers" produced by the prophetic-teacher rain speaks of "prophet-men", since bright yellow is produced by combining green and red, and, as we saw above, "green" speaks of the prophetic anointing, while "red" speaks of "natural man". As we saw in a previous article, the "green-horse" riders which God is raising up will be resurrected "prophet-men" who will come against the Korah-style soul matriarchy that allows judgments to be distorted by Canaanite mercy and Hittite self-deceit.
The car that the dreamer's sister arrived in is a "vessel of transportation", which therefore speaks of "methods and procedures", and, as we have seen before, methods and procedures are spiritually related to the teaching ministry. As we have said before, teachers who stray from the Spirit tend to become Girgashites, and Girgashites are so mind-oriented that they limit their world to what their natural mind can see. This is why the dreamer's sister had to get out of her car to take a closer look at one of the flowers. However, when she did so, she did not lean down to look at the flowers, but, instead, she picked one of them up from the ground. This means that she unknowingly cut short the flower's life. Therefore, her intellectual curiosity regarding the flower cost the flower its life.
Since Girgashite teachers focus on what is naturally visible, they often allow their methods and procedures to become more important than the people those methods and procedures are for. For example, it is so important for Girgashite disciplers to teach the discipling lesson assigned by church officials for a given week that they are not willing to allow that lesson to be preempted by a particular need in the discipling group that week. Instead of teaching a Spirit-inspired lesson that addresses an urgent spiritual need of the group that week, a Girgashite discipler prefers to teach the previously scheduled lesson because, to Girgashites, following official regulations is more important than the people those regulations are for, i.e.- the "disciples".
Since the true spiritual value of people is invisible to the natural mind, Girgashites (and Jebusites) are not aware of how their methodologies and regulations work to drown the prophetic potential of others. This is represented by the person in the dream who did not hesitate to cut off the flower's life for the mere purpose of analyzing it with her mind. Her natural mind was unable to see the invisible life that was flowing inside the flower.
We can therefore say that, in the dream, the dreamer's sister represents the teaching element inside the Church that will be unwilling to fully surrender its Girgashite ways despite the judgment tornado and the prophetic rain that God is sending towards the Church. From the dream's narration, it becomes evident that the person was temporarily getting out of her car in order to analyze the flowers, which means that she was not fully relinquishing the Girgashite methodologies represented by the car. She was analyzing the flowers from the perspective of the car (i.e.- Girgashite methodologies). This is why her car appears in the dream.
In these latter days, many Girgashites will refuse to accept the prophetic spirit (Revelation 19:10), despite all that God is doing in the spirit realm in these latter days. Just like Philip and Thomas, they will have a hard time "soaking it all in":
"8Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 10Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake." (John 14:8-11)
[As we have said before, Philip represents those whose soul becomes enamored with "horses", i.e.- with people who have opulence, grace, and authority that is visible to the natural eye. The spiritual "Philips" are people who idolize the famous and recognized "ministers". They begin to idolize someone when they see others doing the same.]
"24But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe." (John 20:24-25)
[While the spiritual "Philips" follow the "idolatry trends" of others, the spiritual "Thomases" become bitterly skeptical of the prophetic revelations in others. The others had just seen a Resurrected Prophet, but Thomas' Girgashite heart simply cast that revelation aside as mere "over-emotionalism". By the way, the word "seen" in verse 25 was translated from the Greek word horao, which, as we have seen before, speaks of "prophetic vision", as opposed to the word eido, which speaks of "mental vision", which is the word from which Thomas' reply ("Except I shall see in his hands ...") was translated. The other disciples had seen Jesus with their "prophetic eyes", but Thomas was still demanding to see Him with His "mental eyes".]
When the person in the dream reached for the flower, it was not out of a prophetically emotional reaction evoked by the flower's beauty, but rather out of a mental curiosity evoked by the flowers' "weirdness", and, in the process, she ignored the precious but invisible life inside the flower as she plucked it from the ground. This is why God reacted angrily shortly after that.
Sister Maureen says that she "felt a warning coming", meaning that she discerned the danger through her emotions instead of her natural mind. Since the prophetic anointing leads to a "sensorial" awareness of invisible things, sister Maureen discerned the danger prophetically. She prophetically discerned God's anger at the Girgashite insensitivity shown against the flower.
When sister Maureen sensed the danger, she immediately mentioned the "unknown angel" once again. As we said above, angels are agents of judgment. Therefore, since a judgment was coming, sister Maureen became spiritually aware of the "unknown angel" once again.
As we said above, the bright-yellow flowers speak of the "resurrected prophets" who will be liberated by God from their spiritual "Sheol prisons". These prophets will spiritually rise up from their Sheols in the same way that the yellow flowers rose from a seed inside the ground. The following passage explains why the Lord sent "fiery coals" after one of the flowers was plucked from the ground:
"4The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. 5The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. 6In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. 7Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. 8There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. 9He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet. 10And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. 11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. 12At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire. 13The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire. 14Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. 15Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. 16He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. 17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. 18They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. 19He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me." (Psalm 18:4-19)
[The word "hell" in verse 5 was translated from the Hebrew word "Sheol"]
Notice how this Psalm describes a person clearly trapped in the prison of a "Sheol experience", and notice how the psalmist's cry for help unleashes God's angry revenge (v7) against those who have imprisoned His righteous one. Notice also how God unleashes hail stones and fiery coals against the enemies of the psalmist (v8, 12, 13). Notice also how God's wrath makes the earth tremble (v7), uncovering the "foundations of the world" (v15), which is a figure of the Earth opening up to liberate the righteous ones who are trapped in Sheol below.
There are many prophetic-remnant believers who are currently trapped in spiritual Sheol prisons created as a result of the Jezebelian pastoral-matriarchy spirit that encourages cowardly believers to hand over those who manifest the prophetic spirit. As shown by 1 Kings 19:1-2, the Jezebel spirit is a vengeful-whore spirit. This is why God will unleash His angry revenge back at her, and, as He does, those who have been imprisoned by her will be liberated, and the true prophetic spirit will finally move freely in God's Church.
Sister Maureen describes the fiery coals as being "about the size of grapes". There is a prophetic reason for this:
"3I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. 4For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. 5And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. 6And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth." (Isaiah 63:3-6)
Notice how the execution of God's vengeance is necessary before the "year of the redeemed" can be fully manifested (v4). The "year of the redeemed" refers to the liberation of Hebrew people who are being held as slaves by other Hebrews (Leviticus 25:8-16, Jeremiah 34:8-22), which is a figure of how prophetic-remnant believers are being held captive by believers bent on anti-prophetic Girgashite tradition and anti-judgment Canaanite sentimentalism.
As can be seen from verse 4 above, the true restoration of the Church and the manifestation of the long-awaited latter-rain revival is impossible without the manifestation of God's angry revenge.
"26And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city. 27Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness. 28And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed." (Isaiah 1:26-28)
Preachers around the world clamor for revival, but they are not willing to pray for the spiritual judgments that are necessary in order for that revival to come. They clamor for the salvation of the unbelievers, but they are not willing to pray for the spiritual judgments that will restore the Church so that she may then go out and restore others. They are also unwilling to pray for judgments against the men and women who serve as spiritual fortresses and focal points of iniquity and unrighteousness on Earth. Preachers clamor for revival, but only because they long for the material and emotional "blessings" they associate with revival. They clamor for the salvation of the unbelieving world, but not out of a deep desire to see God's righteousness and purposes manifested in them, but out of a mere desire to see them escape the suffering of hell. This is the reason why most believers are satisfied with seeing people repeating the "salvation prayer" and attending church, without realizing that salvation is much, much more than that!!! There is an eternal purpose and calling that must be untapped!!! God's purpose is not for people to escape from the fires of literal hell! God's purpose is for people to manifest the full potential of their prophetic calling in life. God's purpose is for people to manifest His righteous, Holy nature on Earth and to be literal manifestations of God on Earth. That goes way beyond the mere desire to see people escape from the suffering of literal Sheol.
Notice how Isaiah 63:3-5 (quoted above) says that those who execute God's spiritual revenge will feel "lonely" and "unsupported". Why? Because no one wants to talk about "judgments". No one wants to talk about "God's wrath" and "God's destruction". Everyone prefers to talk about "blessings", "grace", "love", and "mercy", without realizing that the true and eternal blessings, grace, love, and mercy can only be manifested in an atmosphere of righteousness and judgments. God is a just God, and His judgments will never destroy more than is necessary, but His spiritual judgments and destruction are necessary. When a surgeon removes a cancerous tumor from a patient, he cuts the patient open, and he ruthlessly cuts the tumor out of the patient's body. He doesn't say, "Oh, poor little cancer cells; they will die if I disconnect them from the rest of the body". That would be stupid and irresponsible! In the same way, an exterminator doesn't say, "Oh, poor little cockroaches and rats; they will suffer and die if I leave this poison here; shouldn't we better coexist with them? They are living creatures too; they have feelings too, and they have a right to share this big planet with us". Instead of saying such a thing, he simply places the poison in strategic locations, knowing fully well that the poison will cause suffering and death to the cockroaches and rats. He knows that those creatures are impeding a healthy quality of life, and he knows that the rats and cockroaches cannot be "converted" unto "healthiness", so to speak, so the only true and viable option is to utterly destroy them, i.e.- to curse them unto destruction.
If a surgeon really loves the cancerous patient, he will ruthlessly cut out the tumor, and he will even cause the patient temporary pain by cutting him open in order to remove the tumor. If an exterminator really loves the people in the infested house, he will do everything in his power to exterminate all the unhealthy living beings inside that house. If the Church really loved the believers and the unbelievers, she would unleash the deadly and necessary spiritual judgments in order to destroy all the strongholds of iniquity and unrighteousness, even if that meant the literal death of people whose unrepentant hearts are beyond remedy and whose hearts are impeding the manifestation of God's righteousness and purposes in the lives of others (Romans 1:17-18).
Fellow believer, if you truly long to see God's righteousness and purposes in your own life and in the lives of countless others, you will become a channel of God's spiritual revenge so that the "day of vengeance" and the "year of the redeemed" of Isaiah 63:4 (quoted above) may be manifested. As you do so, you will find yourself alone and unsupported by others, and you will be forced to repeat the words in Isaiah 63:5: "my fury, it upheld me". In a manifestation of true love for others that is founded on righteousness, you will not allow the Girgashite traditions and the Canaanite sin-condoning of others to dissuade you from your spiritual task. You will reaffirm your zeal for righteousness, and that zeal will keep you going. Don't expect to get too much support from others. Those of you who are paving the way for the greatest revival in the history of mankind must pay a price of loneliness as you continue to unleash judgment prayer into the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth. As you pray in the Spirit, you will see the results of your prayer. You will see how countries are literally shaken by earthquakes. You will see how revered religious and political leaders die shameful deaths. You will see how unrepentant promoters of unrighteousness are killed and stricken with fatal diseases. Some of you might say, "Hey, that's too gruesome and nasty!" Well, the same can be said when a cancer patient has his guts out in the open as the surgeon is removing the tumor. The same can be said about picking up the bodies of dead rats that were killed by the exterminator's poison. Yet the short-term "gruesomeness" leads to long-term blessings and peace. Notice that Isaiah 63:4 speaks of a "day of vengeance" followed by a "year of redemption". Most in the Church are so shortsighted that they prefer not to go through one painful day of vengeance, even when that means forsaking one full year of redemption. Imagine how silly it would be for a cancer patient to bypass a full life free of cancer just because he is afraid of the pain of one day of surgery!!! Imagine how silly it would be for a family to forsake a full life free of rodents just to avoid a few days of picking up and throwing away dead rats!!!
Some might argue that all of the above is based on "Old Testament" passages. For those who like to hide under the "Old Testament excuse", we present the following New Testament passages:
"19And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs." (Revelation 14:19-20)
"11And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. 17And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 18That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great." (Revelation 19:11-18)
"1Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. 2Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? 3I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment." (Isaiah 63:1-3)
[Notice that the One who is "mighty to save" (v1) comes to destroy first]
Why would God portray His vengeance as the "treading of a winepress"? Why not just portray it as the "stomping of insects", for example? Because the treading of a winepress produces "wine", and wine is associated with the concept of "joy" in Scripture, and "joy" is associated with "victory" and "conquest". The day of God's vengeance will produce rejoicing among His righteous ones because it will mean God's victory over unrighteousness, and it will mean that the groundwork will be laid for the greatest spiritual revival in the history of mankind. Millions upon millions will be converted unto the Lord, lives will be transformed, and God's Glorious presence will be manifested in congregations across the globe. The righteous shall rejoice over the spiritual and literal death of the unrighteous because it will mean the liberation of the oppressed and the salvation of the lost.
"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. 3And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts." (Malachi 4:1-3)
[It is interesting to see how preachers get fixated on the word "healing" in verse 2 without paying any attention to the surrounding verses. The phrase "grow up" in verse 2 was mistranslated from the Hebrew word puwsh, which means "to spring about". Therefore, verse 2 should say, "ye shall go forth, and spring about as calves of the stall". While preachers constantly emphasize the word "healing" in verse 2, they never tell believers that the righteous will leap for joy as they tread down the wicked (v3) and as the proud and the doers of wickedness are spiritually burned as stubble (v1). I guess that such comments would be too "bloody" and "gruesome" for the average evangelical taste, even when they were inspired by the Holy Ghost.
"8Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel." (Psalm 2:8-9)
[The word "heathen" was translated from the Hebrew word goyim, which literally means "nations"]
Why are these two verses together? Because both verses go together in the Spirit. If you really want God to give you the nations for an inheritance, you must be willing to take the "rod of iron" that God will give you in order to "dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel" (v9). Notice that verse 9 does not say,
"Thou shalt comb them gently with a soft-bristle brush; thou shalt bring unity and harmony to them as a broken vessel that is put back together with Crazy Glue"
Unbeknownst to the preachers who quote Psalm 2:8 with so much fervor, the psalmist is asking God to give him the nations of the Earth in order to break them with a "rod of iron". Many ask God for the mass conversion of nations unto God. Yet, when God is about to give them the "rod of iron" with which that conversion can be accomplished, they walk away! Most believers do not understand that the destruction of spiritual structures (and the men and women who uphold those structures) leads to the spiritual liberation of people who are then allowed an opportunity for true conversion unto God. People in the world are captive under "strong men" who hold them as "booty" and as "personal crowns of unrighteous glory". The strong men must be overcome and destroyed before the "booty" they hold can be liberated.
It is worth noting, however, that you cannot become an instrument of God's vengeance if you choose to battle through natural means. This week, a man named Eric Rudolph was sentenced in the U.S. for the 1996 Olympic Park bombing during the Olympics in Atlanta and for multiple bombings in homosexual night clubs and abortion clinics. He issued a manifesto condemning the Christians who call him a "murderer" but who do nothing themselves to stop abortions in the U.S. However, Eric Rudolph doesn't realize that he is as blind as the other Christians he criticizes. While most Christians in America believe that abortion can be abolished through political activism, people like Eric Rudolph think that it can be overcome by detonating literal bombs. Both are using natural and earthly and "soulish" means (Luke 22:38) to accomplish a task that can only be accomplished in the Spirit. There is a war to fight, and there is a sword we must use in that fight. Yet, that sword is a spiritual sword (Luke 22:36, Hebrews 4:12, Zechariah 4:6), and it is a sword that is capable of producing results that are more physically devastating and spiritually efficient than what any natural sword can produce. Through your prayers, and through your declaration of judgment words, you can unleash devastating consequences in the natural realm. If you are in the Spirit, your words can cause the literal deaths of people without you having to lay a single finger on them, and those deaths will unleash a liberation in the spirit realm that is utterly impossible if you use natural and earthly means. As you become a vessel of God's judgments, you open the way for lives to be restored, for bodies and souls to be healed, for people to be transformed from the inside out, and for God's Glory to be revealed on Earth.
As we have seen before, the spirit behind abortion is the Perizzite spirit. As long as the Church continues to harbor Perizzite spirits on the inside, it will lack the spiritual authority to defeat the Perizzite spirit on the outside. As long as the Church silently watches the prophetic calling of God's people being aborted by domineering ministers inside the Church, it will not have the spiritual authority to end the murder of unborn babies by doctors on the outside. As long as the Church is unwilling to remove its beam (i.e.- its earthly structures), it will not have the authority to remove the mote in others:
"Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye" (Matthew 7:5)
The fact that sister Maureen and the unknown person took cover under a lean-to roof speaks of an "informal covering". Prophetic-remnant believers who are hospitable to the things of the Spirit are not interested in seeking the covering of opulent and well-established roofs. Since they derive their sense of self-value and fulfillment from their direct relationship with God, they are not worried about being under the covering of "glamorous" or "well-accepted" human names. Because of this dependence on the Lord and not on man, prophetic-remnant believers are safe from the fiery coals of God's wrath.
The fact that the roof was "metallic" also has spiritual significance. As we shared in a previous word, God's wrath is coming against those who seek the covering of "tejas", i.e.- the covering of clay roof tiles. While "clay" speaks of "dust", "temporality", and "earthliness", "metal" speaks of "solidity", "permanence", and the Spirit. The metal roof was simple and informal, but it was made of a material with "permanent" qualities. A clay roof would have simply been pummeled into dust by the grape-size fiery coals.
The simple metal lean-to roof speaks of an inherent confidence in God, not man. Instead of taking refuge in opulent religious structures, prophetic-remnant believers take refuge in God. They trust Him and they trust that His judgments are fair. They know that they cannot resort to human methodologies or structures to escape from God's judgments, so they simply place their trust in God:
"1I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. 2The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 3I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies." (Psalm 18:1-3)
There is a prophetic reason why New York City appeared behind the storm in the dream. God has powerful purposes for New York in these latter days. A powerful prophetic revival will begin in New York City. It will then move up across the state of New York and turn east to sweep across New England, just like the tornado in the dream. From there, it will jump across the Atlantic Ocean and hit Great Britain. From there it will move down to Italy, from where it will move north and east (like the tornado in the dream), hitting Germany and Eastern Europe. While this is happening, the revival will travel down to Israel, from where it will sweep across the Arab world. Revival will then break across France and reach Spain in the final days.
Sister Maureen had this dream on February 5, 2005. If we take that day as "Day #1", the day of this word's posting (April 17, 2005) would be "Day #72". We did not do this on purpose. We had planned on posting the interpretation of another dream this week, but God specifically instructed us to post this dream first. Despite our efforts, we were not able to finish writing the interpretation until today (April 17). It was only after we finished typing the entire interpretation that we realized that this was "Day #72" since the date of the dream.
The number "72" has tremendous spiritual significance. In Genesis chapter 10, the Spirit of God lists the descendants that were born out of Noah's sons. This list of descendants in this chapter represents the list of the major spiritual nations that populate the Earth. The Hebrew version of this chapter lists 70 nations, while the Greek version of this chapter, found in the Septuagint, adds 2 nations to produce a total of 72 nations. One of the two nations added in the Septuagint, "Cainan" (or "Kenan") --- son of Arphaxad, son of Shem --- is certified in Jesus' line of descent in Luke 3:36. The other "extra" nation is "Elisha", a direct son of Japheth. These 2 "extra" nations are also represented by Eldad and Medad in Numbers 11:24-26, who prophesied in the camp outside of the list of 70 men who were "supposed" to prophesy.
There is a powerful prophetic message behind these 2 "hidden nations" ("Elisha" and "Cainan"), and that message has to do with the latter-day prophetic revival that will impact the entire globe. God willing, we will post a future article on these nations. These 2 extra nations give us a total of 72 spiritual nations on Earth, and it is interesting to consider that we are unintentionally posting this word on "Day #72" since sister Maureen had the dream, which confirms how this dream speaks of the latter-day revival that will start in New York and impact the entire planet.