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Prophetic word for today

Bread in the sea

First posted: January 11, 2005

E-mailed: December 20, 2004

Word received by: Celestia Gibson


{The dream is narrated by another sister --- sister Rhonda. Sister Celestia had this dream about a year and a half ago.}


When the dream started, it appeared she was at a Women's event. She found herself leaving the event to go outside. As she went outside, she looked and saw a sea full of large loaves of brown, baked bread. The loaves went as far as her eyes could visualize. There were just loaves and loaves of bread on the sea. She remembers saying within herself within the dream, "Look at all this bread!" She then found herself beginning to look around to see if there was someone who could help her gather up the bread. She was looking and found herself desperately seeking someone to help her gather, but did not feel she could leave the place where she was standing to go find someone. In her desperation, and as she saw two black birds land on the bread, she felt that it was imperative that she begin to gather the bread herself. She stepped out on the water, which she didn't see as water because it was so covered with bread (she wasn't thinking about the water, she was thinking about the bread), and she began to gather the loaves of bread into her arms. Though the two birds landed on the bread, they never began to eat it.


Celestia Gibson



Our comments

Women's event

As we have shared in our articles, the pastoral and teaching ministries have a "female functionality" in the sense that they "stay home" to nurture and solidify what the "male ministries" (apostle, prophet, and evangelist) "go out" to obtain. As we have also said on many occasions, the Church has for centuries been trapped under a pastoral matriarchy where the dominant ministries are the "female" ministries (pastor and teacher), and where the "male" ministries have been relegated to a subservient role under the "pastoral covering". Since the male ministries are the ones designed by God to impart "spiritual projection", their nullification under the pastoral matriarchy has led to a Church full of "stay-home" believers, i.e.- believers who permanently reside within the warm confines of the Church's religious structures and who are incapable of going out in the spirit to break new spiritual ground (like an apostle), or of going out in the spirit to see God's visions (like a prophet), or of going out in the spirit to tear down spiritual strongholds and establish God's kingdom in the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth (like an evangelist):


"2I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night. 3I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them? 4My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him. 5I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock. 6I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer." (Song of Solomon 5:2-6)


Like the woman in the passage above, the Church has preferred the comfort of her bed at home and has refused to get her feet "dirty". We, as believers, get our feet "dirty" when we go out from under the comfort of religiosity and are projected by God in the spirit to wage spiritual warfare. In Scripture, "dirty feet" are not a figure of sin; they are a figure of consecration and faithful "fighting":


"And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the kingís house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the king" (2 Samuel 11:8)

[Notice that David told Uriah to "wash his feet" as a way of saying, "Go and take some rest from the battle you have been waging". Uriah had just been called from the battlefield when David said this to him.]


"38And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. 39Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. 40And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. 41There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. 42And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? 43Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. 44And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head." (Luke 7:38-44)

[Jesus, the sinless Son of Man, did not rebuke the woman for washing His feet, so in no way can it be said that the ones who need to get their feet washed are sinful people. Jesus accepted this woman's foot-washing as a figure of "consolation" to His soul. Only people who go out to battle get their feet "dirty" and need the consolation of "foot-washing".]


"9Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man, 10Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saintsí feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work." (1 Timothy 5:9-10)

[Notice that this passage speaks of the washing of the feet of saints, not of "sinful" people]


From the verses above, it can be seen that the "washing of feet" is equivalent to giving a glass of water (Luke 7:44) to God's faithful remnant:


"40He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 41He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophetís reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous manís reward. 42And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward." (Matthew 10:40-42)

[The reference to a "righteous man" speaks of the apostolic anointing, since, as we have said before, the apostolic ministry is the one most related to justice and judgments. Therefore, verse 41 speaks of both prophets and apostles, which are both "male-functionality" ministries.]


The "washing of feet" refers to providing refreshment and comfort to a soul that is weary from spiritual battle:


"6Now Jacobís well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. 7There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink." (John 4:6-7)


Therefore, the woman in Song of Solomon 5:2-6 (quoted above) speaks of a Church where the "female" ministries (pastors and teachers) are satisfied with refreshing and comforting themselves, without realizing that their primary role is to refresh and comfort the souls of believers who have been "out of the house" battling in the Spirit under the "male" ministry anointings. The pastoral and teaching ministries are there to refresh the souls of all believers, like you and me, when we act as apostles, prophets, and evangelists in the Spirit and then "come home" to renew our strength. Like the woman of Song of Solomon 5:2-6, the pastoral and teaching ministries have left the "male" ministries out in the cold (represented by the man who is knocking at the door and is left outside).


Since the "male" ministry anointings are the ones that impart "spiritual projection", a body of believers devoid of these anointings loses its ability to truly project itself out in the world and truly conquer the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth unto God. When the Church has tried to project herself, she has persisted in doing so under the anointings of the "female" ministries, which has led to a spiritually weak Church that tries to do God's righteous, spiritual work through human, Girgashite effort and Canaanite condoning of sin.


In the dream, sister Celestia was at a "women's event", which represents the Church that is currently ruled by the "female" ministries. When sister Celestia left the safety and comfort of the event and went outside, she was projecting herself outwardly under a "male" ministry anointing. 


The loaves of bread in the sea

As we have shared before, "bread" in Scripture is generally associated with the prophetic ministry (and it can also be associated with the evangelistic ministry.) The "sea" in Scripture is generally a figure of the "nations of the Earth":


"Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations" (Isaiah 9:1)


"Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up" (Ezekiel 26:3)


"And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth." (Zechariah 9:10)

[The word "heathen" was translated from the word goyim, which literally means "nations", and is the same word that is translated as "nations" in the passages quoted above]


Therefore, the great multitude of bread loaves that were floating out on the sea represents the great multitudes of prophets who are floating out in the world, most of them unconverted, while the Church refreshes herself within the religious structures of the pastoral matriarchy. The matriarchal Church is very antagonistic towards the true prophetic anointing, because prophets have a God-given tendency to defy human structures and authority. Therefore, many unbelievers who have a strong prophetic calling on their lives stay outside the confines of "Christianity" and "organized religion". The enemy has unfortunately tricked them into thinking that submitting to God implies submitting to the religious structures edified by man in the name of God. They are unable to distinguish between God and the Church that commits whoredoms in His Name:


"And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places" (Ezekiel 43:7)

[The "they" (in "neither they") refers to believers in general, and "their kings" refers to the Church's leadership. All believers are called to be "kings" (Revelation 1:6), but the believers of the matriarchal Church like to be ruled by a visible, earthly king (i.e.- a "minister"); they prefer Saul over God (1 Samuel chapter 8). The "carcasses of their kings in their high places" refers to the Church's worship of human leaders and of long-time religious traditions.]


As we shared in a previous word, there are many musicians out in the secular world with a strong prophetic anointing on their lives. The prophetic gifts that these musicians possess have mostly been ignored by a religious Church that is so "literal" in its understanding of spiritual things that it cannot recognize the prophetic anointing unless it is wrapped in religious "robes" and terminology. In the latter days, however, the Lord God will draw these prophetic musicians into Him. He will destroy the matriarchal structures that have kept the prophetic anointing out, and these musicians will feel "welcome" and "at home" as they use their prophetic gifts to shake the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth with great power.


The phrase "into her arms" used by sister Rhonda when describing sister Celestia's gathering of the loaves speaks of God embracing and drawing those prophetic loaves into His arms and into eternal life.


What can "brown" do for God?

There is a strong prophetic significance to the fact that the loaves were "brown". As we shared in a previous word, computer screens display different colors by combining the colors red, green, and blue. The color "brown" can be obtained by combining red (at 50% intensity) with green (at 25% intensity). 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. Many times, the color "red" in Scripture speaks of our "earthly, Adamic nature"; the name "Adam" is derived from the Hebrew word adam meaning "red". Therefore, the "brown" color in the loaves speaks of a "green" prophetic anointing that is somewhat hidden by a more intense "red", Adamic exterior. In other words, the prophetic potential that is abundant out in the sea is invisible to the Church because she is unable to see past the earthly exterior of the men and women who possess that potential.


So much to restore, so few to help

The fact that sister Celestia had no one to help her pick up the loaves is a prophetic figure of how lonely the task will be. The matriarchal Church is too worried about getting her feet dirty so as to see the prophetic potential of people inside and outside the Body of Christ. Only those of you who see others through God's eyes and hear others through God's ears will go out to reap the prophetic harvest that is out in the sea.


Going out into the sea to pick up the loaves implies leaving the comfort and safety of earthly, Girgashite methods in order to walk out on prophetic water under the guidance of the Spirit. If you love your Church traditions more than you love God, you will stay on dry land, and you will not be used by God to walk on water to restore the prophetic callings of others.


"1After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. 2Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest" (Luke 10:1-2)


The phrase "send forth" in verse 2 above was translated from the Greek word ekballo, which literally means "to cast out", and is the word that is used in the New Testament when referring to the "casting out" of demons!!! This means that the "sending forth" that the Lord is referring to has a connotation of "forcible projection". In other words, God is calling us to pray against the pastoral matriarchy in the Church so that believers may finally be projected out in the "male" ministry anointings of apostle, prophet, and evangelist. Verse 1 above speaks of Jesus sending the disciples in "twos" to every city and place where He Himself would later go. The appearance of the "twos" in a city or place refers to the combination of the apostolic and the prophetic anointings, and the Lord's appearance after the "two" refers to the manifestation of the evangelistic anointing. God uses the apostolic and prophetic anointing in you, fellow believer, as groundwork so that others may come after you under an evangelistic anointing to reap a great harvest unto the Lord (Ephesians 2:20); sometimes, you are the apostle and prophet; sometimes you are the evangelist.


"34Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 35Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 36And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. 37And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. 38I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours." (John 4:34-38)


Many brothers and sisters have sown throughout the centuries, and we are the generation that will harvest what they have sown.


The two black birds

As we have shared before, the color "black" can many times be associated with the prophetic anointing operating in the darkness of anonymity. As I read the dream for the first time, I had a sense of peace about the "two black birds" that landed on the loaves. Therefore, I was not surprised to read at the end of the narration that the birds had not eaten the loaves. The first thought that came into my heart when I read about the black birds was: "the two prophets of Revelation 11":


"3And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. 4These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. 5And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. 6These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will." (Revelation 11:3-6)


While the eschatologists continue debating whether or not these two prophets will be the physical reappearances of "Elijah and Moses" or "Elijah and Enoch", the Lord is already sending these two witnesses in the Spirit to confront the Church's earthliness and sin. As the manifestation of the "two witnesses" intensifies, more and more laborers will be drawn out into the sea to retrieve the prophetic loaves of bread.


"Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee." (Isaiah 60:5)

[The word "Gentiles" was translated from the word goyim mentioned above, which literally means "nations"]


Speaking of "two witnesses", this dream is the spiritual complement of the "Wheat among corn" vision sent to us by sister Rhonda. While sister Rhonda's vision speaks of the rescuing of the prophetic anointing that is inside the Church, sister Celestia's dream speaks of the rescuing of the prophetic anointing that is out in the world.