Prophetic word for today
Out with the old, in with the True
First posted: November 26, 2004
E-mailed: November 7, 2004
Word received by: (Anonymous)
I had another "baby" dream. The first was about
music (songwriting) and it was a baby born in Kentucky several years ago. That dream was very specific. July 27, 2002.
This dream is a powerful prophetic figure of the Church's current spiritual condition, and it's chock-full of intricate details:
The "Senator" in the dream reminded me of "Senator Kerry", since this dream happened 5 days after the U.S. elections. As we have shared before, the number "5" in Scripture generally represents "ministerial grace to serve", since 5 ministries are listed in Ephesians 4:11 and God gave us 5-digit hands, and the hand represents our ability to serve others.
Therefore, the Senator in the dream represents the Church's insistence on relying on big-time ministers that will lead her out of her spiritual famine and into the ever-so-awaited Revival. Senator Kerry and the Democrats always promise a big government that acts as the "saving Messiah" for all the citizens' economic and social problems. During his campaign, Senator Kerry tried to manipulate the economic data in order to get Americans to vote for him out of a purely economic and self-serving motivation, without revealing to the American people that the economic situation in the U.S. is a combination of the "Clinton economic bubble" that burst towards the end of the 1990s and the 9/11 attacks. Senator Kerry, therefore, represents the big-time ministers who refuse to reveal the spiritual roots of unrighteousness and iniquity inside the Church, promising instead a "quick-fix" solution where people can get blessings from God without exposing themselves to God's Holy Righteousness and spiritual judgments.
The paperwork in the dream represents the Church's reliance on "spiritual bureaucracy", i.e.- religious hierarchies, to bring the final-days restoration of the Church. As we share in many of our articles, the latter-day Revival will not come as the result of "laymen" being led by big-shot "ministers" into a spiritual land of enjoyment and self-indulgence. Instead, the latter-day Revival will come as the Church finally understands that, under the New Covenant, we are all ministers and anointed in Christ (Revelation 1:6, Isaiah 61:6, 1 Peter 2:9, 1 John 2:20-27). The latter-day Revival will come as we all understand our powerful, God-given spiritual potential.
In the dream, the sister's husband played the role of the Church's ministers who are not "big-time" but who are also unable to offer a true solution to the Church's spiritual famine. He represents the "noblemen" who stand a notch above the "regular church folk" in the religious hierarchy, but who are also being exposed by God as lacking prophetic anointing and projection. If you read Ezekiel chapter 9 and Isaiah chapter 3, you will notice that, in the latter days, the Church's leadership will be judged by God and proven to be lacking. The people of God will then be forced not to rely on the leadership of man but on the prophetic guidance of the Holy Ghost.
In the dream, the dreamer's sister, who was not there but was being thought of, represents the "Martha syndrome". Why? First, because the dream makes an implicit reference to two sisters: the dreamer herself and her sister, which brings to mind the "famous sister pair" of Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42). Second, because she was "thought" of, which points to the "mind". As we have shared in our articles, Martha was a sister who had good intentions but was strongly influenced by Girgashite spirits that turned her into a mind-oriented person that focused more on earthly methods than on spiritual substance. Martha represents the believers who rush into a million church activities "for the Lord" without ever sitting down for a second to ask the Lord what He wants. Martha is like the waiter who is so busy serving the customer that he forgets to ask the customer what he wants to eat, choosing instead to "think up" what the customer might want using his natural thinking based on external appearances. Many in the Church believe that the latter-day Glory will come as a result of believers working like ants, day and night, handing out flyers, organizing vigils, and preaching door-to-door, without understanding that our battle must be waged in the Spirit, not the flesh. Pentecost fell upon the Church as the result of men and women praying in an upper room for 10 days (Acts 1:12-2:4), not as the result of the disciples going all over Jerusalem evangelizing people door-to-door and handing out "scrolls" (they didn't have "flyers" in those days).
In a sense, the husband plays the role of the failed pastoral ministry while the sister plays the role of the failed teaching ministry in the Church. Why? Because, as we have shared before, teachers who stray from the Spirit tend to become Girgashites (i.e.- Martha-like), and pastors who stray from the Spirit tend to become "generous" noblemen dominated by Canaanite, people-pleasing spirits. Therefore, both the husband and the sister represent the domination of the two "female" ministries over the Church; in other words, they represent the pastoral matriarchy that has dominated the Church for centuries.
In the dream, the mother has a strong prophetic significance. The mother is said to be old and fragile, and 90 years old. As I read the dream, the Lord quickly impressed "Psalm 90" on my heart. When I went to read this psalm, I realized that it is a psalm that speaks on the frailty of earthly existence:
"7For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. 8Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. 9For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. 10The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath." (Psalm 90:7-11)
[Notice how verse 10 corresponds with the dreamer's sensation of "struggling" and "being overwhelmed", i.e.- "labor and sorrow"]
The mother, therefore, represents a Church that is weary from its focus on earthly methods, weary from its attempt to bring God's Glory through Girgashite, human means. In recent weeks, the Lord has been reminding me of believers such as Billy Graham and Oral Roberts, who did great and powerful things for the Lord throughout their lives, but who unfortunately share one thing in common: they never crossed their respective "Jordans". If you study their ministries closely, you will realize that, at one point, each one of these great men of God reached a "spiritual plateau", a point of "spiritual stagnation" that prevented them from reaching the next level and entering into the Promised Land. They are like Moses, who did great and mighty signs and wonders, but who was unable to enter the Promised Land because of an area of "human mercy" that he always refused to recognize before the Lord.
If you look at brother Graham, for example, you will notice that his traditional doctrine prevented him from ever flowing in the prophetic freedom of the Holy Spirit. Considering the many things that this man of God did in the limitations of his traditional doctrine, I can only imagine what Billy Graham would have done in the spirit-realm if he had allowed the Holy Spirit to prophetically flow through him in a more powerful way. His crusades where hundreds converted to the Lord would have become Spirit-empowering revivals where entire cities and nations would have come under the power of the Holy Spirit as millions upon millions would have been saved in weeks, not years. As we have said before, evangelists are endowed with an anointing to tear down spiritual strongholds and win multitudes of souls unto the Lord; they are the giant-killers who dethrone Amorite kings and establish the kingdom of God.
Instead of reaching his full destiny, brother Graham chose to stick to his traditional doctrine and decided to engage in "evangelical diplomacy". He became the evangelical statesman that would visit all the Presidents at the White House, always careful not to say anything too offensive or confrontational (he "learned" this after his first Presidential visit with Harry Truman, according to his autobiography). He was able to visit men such as Nixon and Clinton, both of whom lied to the American people, without seeming to be able to confront them with God's Holy and Righteous Presence while he visited them. The Spirit and the flesh don't get along (Galatians 5:17), and when you place them in the same room, one of them has to go, or else, conflict will ensue! Apparently, brother Graham preferred "statesmanship" and "diplomacy" over "righteous confrontation", and that silent cancer slowly began to eat away at his wonderful calling, to the point that he is now a frail man, like the mother in the dream. I might be criticized for saying this, but the fact that brother Graham suffered an accident where he broke his pelvis during a crusade is a prophetic figure of how he lost the prophetic calling to enter into a mighty, new dimension of his evangelistic ministry. In Scripture, the breaking of bones is a figure of the loss of one's prophetic calling. This is why Jesus' bones were not broken at the cross, whereas the bones of the repentant thief were. The repentant thief was saved from going to the damnation of hell, but his "salvation" came too late for him to recover the prophetic calling that God had for his life (1 Corinthians 3:13-15). The pelvic region speaks of the begetting of children, and brother Graham would have begotten countless more souls unto the Lord if he had only been willing to cross his Jordan. However, he said to himself at one point, "This formula seems to be working, so why change it? I might as well stick to the old methods, as long as they continue to produce reasonably good results".
If you look at brother Oral Roberts, you see a similar problem. He held wonderful healing crusades in the early 50s, went on to found Oral Roberts University, but slowly went into a period of spiritual conformity, and became stuck on spiritual revelations that he received decades ago. Compare this to sister Kathryn Kuhlman and brother Benny Hinn's ministries, where the healing crusades went on for years and years and years, with the miracles and the presence of God growing in power every year:
"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." (2 Corinthians 3:18)
"We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your heart" (2 Peter 1:19)
"But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day" (Proverbs 4:18)
Notice how the Lord calls us to constant, unceasing growth, not to spiritual conformity and stagnation.To his credit, brother Benny longs to see creative miracles, miracles greater in power and awe than the ones he has already seen. However, brother Benny is also coming to his Jordan. I have been praying for some time that he enter into the fullness of his prophetic calling. A few years ago, the Lord gave brother Benny a dream where he struck a river with a rod and it turned into blood. God wants to use brother Benny (and all believers) in the two-witness anointing of Revelation chapter 11. Unfortunately, there has been no one in brother Benny's inner circle who has explained this to him, and, in the last year or so, my heart has grieved as I have seen him becoming more and more "pastoral", instead of entering into the "prophetic" phase of his healing ministry. He has become more concerned with ending the believers' suffering than in the fulfillment of God's prophetic purposes in their lives. Please pray for brother Benny. He is a precious man of God who needs your prayers so that he may be able to cross his Jordan.
Another mighty believer who is also being called to cross her Jordan is sister Paula White. Please pray for her so that the apostolic anointing on her life will not be drowned by a "pastoral" focus on blessings and soul consolation.
The young lady and the young man
The guitar is a reference to music, which, as we have said before, is closely tied to the prophetic ministry in Scripture (2 Kings 3:15, 1 Samuel 10:15). The young lady and the guitar, therefore, represent the prophetic-intercession movement that swept across the world in the last few years of the 20th century and the first couple of years of the 21st century. Believers throughout the world began to engage in spiritual warfare, and mighty holes were opened in the spiritual atmosphere that allowed for the outpouring of powerful manifestations of the Spirit in churches throughout the world. During this time, a fresh, new wave of prophetic music entered the Church, propelled by mostly young believers who began to visualize the flow of the River of God (Ezekiel chapter 47) in the Church.
As this fresh breath of prophetic intercession blew across the Church, a terrible stumbling block began to rear its ugly head once again. All of these prophetic intercessors and musicians began to focus on the blessings that would come with the River of God, instead of focusing on the coming of God's Shekinah Glory. As we share in a previous prophetic word, the River of God will come on a foundation of God's Righteousness and Judgments. The River of God will come as the result of the manifestation of God's Glory, which always produces death and judgment over anything that is not eternal. God's Glory is heavy in justice and judgments, because it is a revelation of His inner nature, which is Holy and Righteous (Revelation 1:16-17, 2 Corinthians 4:6).
In the prophetic-intercession movement of the late 20th century, however, the perception of God's Glory became nothing more than a "warm and fuzzy feeling" of tenderness and mercy, instead of an overwhelming presence of Holiness and Righteousness that kills everything that is earthly in us in order to resurrect us to a new, righteous nature. When the prophetic-intercession movement went down the blessings-route, it became perverted, and is represented in the dream when the young lady went out of the house with a "new, young man" she had just met. This also speaks of how the new wave of prophetic music went from being music that was ushering in the Glory of God to being music that pleased the carnal tastes of the masses, especially young people. Instead of being inspired by the desires of God's heart, these musicians began to inspire themselves on the musical tastes of their young audiences, which turned their music from "God-pleasing prophetic" into "people-pleasing Canaanite".
The fact that the young lady was playing in the bedroom speaks of how the wave of prophetic music was trying to open the way for Holy-of-Holies intimacy with God. The fact that she was not playing "too well" reflects how impurities that were not pleasing to God began to creep into her music. Since she refused to let go of those impurities, she was forced out of the "bedroom" by God, and she decided to enjoy the young man's presence instead of longing to be allowed back into the "bedroom" with God.
The fact that the young woman and man went out into the cold speaks of God's purifying judgments on her. God will judge the prophetic intercessors and musicians and will not "let them be" until they repent and go back into the house to seek His presence. The fact that the young woman went back into the house is a good sign. God's judgments will pressure them into spiritual restoration.
This dream was e-mailed on November 7, 2004. Prior to reading the e-mail, the Lord had been impressing "musicians" on my mind and heart throughout the day. I began to visualize famous singers and musicians out in the secular world converting in great numbers to the Lord (you would be stunned if I told you the names of those whom I see coming to the Lord). Many secular musicians are prophets, and the reason why they have not come to the Lord is because they perceive the anti-prophetic spirit that is so pervasive throughout the pastor-ruled Church. Unfortunately, satan (cursed be him) has confused these musicians into thinking that the Church and God are one and the same, and that believing in God means accepting the hypocritical and earthly religious structures of the Church. Since they are prophetic and therefore inherently rebellious against human structures, they unwisely stay away from God.
In the latter days, however, this will change. As the true prophetic spirit is restored in the Church, these secular musicians and artists will be drawn unto God. Many, many well-known musicians and artists will convert to the Lord, and they will finally use their wonderful God-given talents to shake the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth. As I hear many of today's secular songs, it has become evident that these musicians are already speaking prophetic word, even if they are not aware of it -- I have been stunned by the prophetic depth of many of the lyrics I have heard in secular songs. Remember that the prophetic gift can operate outside the realm of conscious understanding, meaning that a person can exercise his or her prophetic gift without the person even knowing it:
"For we know in part, and we prophesy in part" (1 Corinthians 13:9)
[Notice how "knowing" and "prophesying" are spoken of as complements]
"20And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied. 21And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also. 22Then went he also to Ramah, and came to a great well that is in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where are Samuel and David? And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah. 23And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah: and the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth in Ramah. 24And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?" (1 Samuel 19:20-24)
[Notice how the prophetic anointing has the power to overtake a person, causing him or her to operate outside the realm of his conscious, natural thinking]
Just as the prophetic musicians inside the Church will be restored, so will the secular musicians outside the Church be restored. They will come out of the cold and enter into the House of the Lord. They shall play their instruments under their prophetic anointing and send shockwaves throughout the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth.
The baby represents the true prophetic remnant that was inadvertently "birthed" in the midst of the prophetic-intercession movement. The baby is a prophetic figure of the spiritual Zerubbabel that God will raise up in these latter days:
"6Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. 7Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it. 8Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 9The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. 10For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth." (Zechariah 4:6-10)
The name "Zerubbabel" literally means "born in the midst of confusion" or "born in Babel". The baby in the dream represents a prophetic remnant that was inadvertently born in the midst of prophetic intercession mingled with Canaanite corruption. Just as the young lady discarded the baby, so has the remnant been discarded by the Church's religious structures, even by the prophetic intercessors that gave birth to it. This is why verse 10 above speaks of those who despise "the day of small things", which is a reference to how the latter-day Revival will be a manifestation of the greatness in small things. Man judges the anointing based on the "ministerial pedigree" that is visible to the natural mind. However, man fails to realize that all of us are as mustard seeds with the potential to manifest God's Glory, and the latter-day Revival will make that evident to all.
The fact that the dreamer thought that the baby was "dead" speaks of how the true prophetic remnant is willing to die in loneliness and rejection and under God's judgments. The true prophetic remnant is not seeking the warmth of "soul communion" at Church but is instead seeking the manifestation of God's Glory. The true remnant is not afraid to be rejected by the religious structures; she is not afraid to live in the loneliness of the desert, because she is used to God's judgments; she longs to stay under His judgments in order to be molded into His likeness. She knows that, as she stays in the desert, she is being equipped with an anointing that will restore and transform the lives of countless millions. In keeping with the nature of Jesus, the prophetic remnant is willing to be "crucified" and ostracized by the religious structures in order to be an instrument of salvation unto others. The prophetic remnant is going through this "crucifixion" process in the anonymity of the spirit realm, just as Jesus was crucified outside Jerusalem:
"12Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. 13Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 14For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. 15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name." (Hebrews 13:12-15)
As verse 15 above shows, all the prophetic singing in the world is worthless if you are unwilling to lay down your life as a living sacrifice so that God's purposes may be fulfilled in the lives of others. Whereas the young lady refused to die to her concupiscence, the rejected baby did accept to go through Sheol experiences, and her sacrifice shall be an instrument of life and salvation unto millions and millions.
[The number of days between the dates of the two dreams (July 27, 2002 and November 7, 2004) is 834 days, and 834=139 times 6. When I saw this, the Lord immediately placed Psalm 139 in my heart. If you read this psalm closely, you will notice how it portrays a prophet in his mother's womb (Jeremiah 1:5), and is also a spiritual reference to a "Sheol experience".]
The two "flushes" speak of God's restoration of the prophetic-intercession movement. The first flush represents God's purifying judgments on prophetic intercession, which will flush away all the Canaanite decay and Girgashite earthliness. Since the baby was not contaminated with this corruption, she will be able to "pass through" the first flush, and she will then experience a refreshing "second flush" that will heal her from all the hurt caused by the spiritual corruption in the Church:
"22Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 24For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you." (1 Peter 1:22-25)
[Notice how this passage speaks of earthly temporality, as does Psalm 90 quoted above]
The "bluish temples" also have prophetic significance. The color "blue" speaks of "heaven", while the "temples" speak of "thinking". Therefore, the bluish temples represent "heavenly thinking", i.e.- wisdom from above, which is only received as we are willing to die to our own natural thinking. The true prophetic remnant will be endowed with heavenly wisdom, because she will be willing to abide in the fear of the Lord, preferring to die at the hands of man than to surrender her unconditional submission unto the Lord (Proverbs 9:10, Luke 12;4-5). This is why Psalm 90, which was mentioned earlier, also speaks of wisdom:
"So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." (Psalm 90:12)
[We can only enter into "heavenly wisdom" if we wake up to the fact that earth-based wisdom is so ephemeral; faith in earthly religious traditions hinders the flow of God's wisdom into our lives]
The baby's "light pale blue eyes" also have meaning. The "paleness" speaks of death; as we have said before, the "eyes" in Scripture are generally associated with judgments, and the color "blue" refers to the "heavens". Therefore, the light pale blue eyes mean that those who are willing to be exposed to God's judgments and die will be given "heavenly eyes" that will have the ability to judge things as God judges them (not man). This is, once again, a confirmation that the true prophetic remnant will receive heavenly wisdom which will enable her to execute heavenly judgments on Earth.
The baby girl's "blond hair" also has meaning. The "hair" here speaks of the thoughts that emanate from our heads, and the "blondness" speaks of God's Glory. Therefore, the blond hair speaks of a prophetic remnant whose thoughts are focused on the manifestation of God's Glory on Earth.
The fact that the baby came alive speaks of how God always resurrects those who die voluntarily, just as He did with the Lord Jesus:
"17Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father." (John 10:17-18)
The fact that the baby looked "sickly and pale" speaks of two things: the "sickliness" speaks of the prophetic remnant's willingness to go through apostolic suffering (2 Corinthians 11:23-29), and the "paleness" speaks of the remnant's willingness to go through prophetic death (Matthew 23:34, Luke 11:49). It is through apostolic suffering and prophetic death that the spiritual foundation is laid (Ephesians 2:20).
The fact that the baby did not look too pretty at the beginning is also a prophetic reference to the following passage:
"1Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 2For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted." (Isaiah 53:1-4)
[You and I, fellow believer, are called to share in the afflictions of this passage (Colossians 1:24)]
The fact that the baby became "prettier" and "prettier" also has significance. Whereas "spiritual grace" is usually associated with the prophetic ministry in Scripture, "natural grace" is associated with the evangelistic ministry. Why? Because, natural grace serves as a magnet to draw others unto the Lord God who abides in us. Evangelists are endowed by God with a natural grace that makes them "attractive" to the unbelievers so that they may listen to the evangelist and be more inclined to consider his or her message. Therefore, we can say that, after suffering and sacrificing to lay down an apostolic and prophetic foundation (Ephesians 2:20), the prophetic remnant will be endowed with an ever-increasing evangelistic anointing that will empower her to tear down spiritual strongholds and establish God's spiritual kingdom throughout the entire spiritual atmosphere of the Earth.
"And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it." (Psalm 90:17)
The fact that the baby "transmitted" to the dreamer the phrase "I love you" speaks of the prophetic nature of the baby. As we have shared before, the prophetic anointing creates an ability in us to discern things "intuitively", without the need for "literal words". The phrase "I love you" speaks of sacrifice, since the "love" qualities listed in 1 Corinthians chapter 13 can be summarized in the phrase "giving of oneself for the sake of others", which is another way of saying "sacrifice". Of all the ministries, the one most "naturally" gifted with the ability to sacrificially give its life for others is the prophetic ministry. This explains why prophets are so unafraid to die for causes. As we have said before, they are the kamikaze squad in God's army.
The sister who had this baby dream represents Mary, Martha's sister, the one who decided to sit at Jesus' feet to hear His logos word (Luke 10:38-42). Therefore, she represents the part of the Body of Christ who desires to do God's will and who will serve as a "spiritual harbor" for the prophetic remnant as the remnant grows into full manifestation. Fittingly, "Mary" is also the name of Jesus' mother. Therefore, we can say that there is a group of believers inside the Body of Christ who will act as a "spiritual mother" for the remnant, just as Mary was a "literal mother" for Jesus. These mothers are also part of the prophetic remnant.
"For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." (Matthew 12:50)
The fact that the sister "toweled the baby off" is a prophetic figure of how Jesus took a towel, girded Himself, and washed the disciples' feet, which speaks of comforting and strengthening those who grow weary from spiritual battles (John 13:4-17). The prophetic remnant often becomes tired and despondent as the burden of their spiritual warfare weighs them down, and we are called, fellow believer, to comfort and strengthen these brothers and sisters in Christ so that they may recover their strength and continue battling, glorifying God in the process:
"And 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 10:42)
"34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Matthew 25:34-40)
Notice that the sister in the dream did all 6 things listed in verses 35 and 36. She gave the baby food, she gave her drink, she took the baby in even though she did not know her, she clothed the baby, she cared for the baby in her sickness, and she rescued the baby from her prison, the urinal.
There is another prophetic dimension worth mentioning here. The sister in the dream also represents the United States. As we have shared before, Latin America's prophetic calling to be a "light to the nations" was cast off on June 29, 2003 and was given back to the United States and Europe. Besides the spiritual significance of the baby's bluish eyes and blond hair, these features also point to the fact that God will use the descendents of Japheth (i.e.- the "Caucasians") as the vessel of His latter-day revival. Mind you, being a "descendant of Japheth" is a spiritual quality, and refers to accepting the spiritual covering of "European" values such as "rule of law", "human decency", and "respect for your fellow man". You may be from India, Pakistan, or Senegal, but, if your heart is not envious towards American and European influence in the world, you become a "descendant of Japheth". This is why Japan has been such a prosperous nation. Instead of closing their cultural doors and rejecting European influence, they embraced it and emulated it before any other Asian nation did, and that has led to them being blessed by the Lord (at least on the economic level):
"24And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. 25And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 26And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 27God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant." (Genesis 9:24-27)
A closer study of the descendants of Noah in Genesis chapter 10 also reveals that the prophetic remnant is hidden inside Japheth. As we said above, being a "Japhethite" is not a matter of skin color but rather a spiritual quality.
The sister who had the baby dream had a prior dream about a baby being born in Kentucky on July 27, 2002. We pondered on this issue at length, and the Lord spoke to us that we had to consider the Kentucky Derby. I am not much of a horseracing fan, but the last two years the Lord has drawn my attention to the Triple Crown races, and He has impressed it in my heart that these races had spiritual significance.
As some of you may know, the last 3 years (2002, 2003, and 2004) have seen horses win the first two Triple Crown races (the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes), with the horses failing to win the third and final Triple Crown race, the Belmont Stakes in New York. In 2002, it was "War Emblem" who fell short; in 2003, it was "Funny Cide", and in 2004 it was "Smarty Jones". The last horse to win all three Triple Crown races was "Seattle Slew", over 25 years ago; it's been so long ago that "Seattle Slew" is already dead (it died on May 7, 2002, 81 days before the Kentucky dream date).
Why is this significant? Because, in Scripture, the "2 out of 3" result has a strong spiritual significance. As we share in a previous article, false prophets want to make Jesus the Lord of their minds and emotions, but not the Lord of their hearts. They seek "mental peace" and "emotional peace" with God, but are not interested in finding "peace of hearts" with God, i.e.- peace of wills between us and God. Why? Because they know that "peace of hearts" requires yielding our will to His. False prophets don't mind having "2 out of 3" peaces, but the peace that counts in God's eyes is peace #3. A "2 out of 3" attitude, therefore, is an abomination to God.
After the Columbia space shuttle disaster on February 1, 2003, the Lord spoke to my heart over the spiritual meanings of the U.S.'s 3 space-related tragedies. Each one represents a failed attempt to successfully launch and land the latter-day Revival. The first tragedy occurred in the mid 1960s, when 3 men died before the rocket could takeoff. The second tragedy occurred in 1986, when the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff. The third tragedy occurred in 2003, when Columbia disintegrated upon reentry.
In the 1960s, a tremendous prophetic door was opened in the Earth's spiritual atmosphere. The Church, however, was completely unable to discern this door because of its anti-prophetic tendencies, so the prophetic awakening was wasted away in the hippie and rebellion movements of the 1960s. The "Jesus movement" was as close as the Church got to a true prophetic manifestation.
In the early to mid-1980s, a second prophetic door was opened, but the Church was once again unable to understand God's prophetic spirit properly, so the prophetic movement was wasted away in manifestations of mere "emotional sensationalism". The manifestation of new and innovative musical styles in the 1980s is evidence of this prophetic door being opened. The fall of Berlin's Wall and the liberation of Eastern Europe were the result of this prophetic door being opened.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a third prophetic door was opened; this door was opened by the prophetic-intercession movement referred to at the top of this word. Things were going great, but there were underlying roots that were not corrected before takeoff, which led to the movement never being able to reach its full manifestation. This is what happened to Columbia. A damage on the left wing (i.e.- the "prophetic" wing) caused by an insulation tile that fell off during takeoff led to Columbia's "Girgashite" disintegration upon reentry.
Therefore, these three prophetic doors are represented by the 3 horses that have been unable to win the last race to complete the Triple Crown. This is why the Lord gave the sister a dream concerning a baby being born in Kentucky.
The Lord made me count the number of days from the beginning of the year to each of the dates mentioned in the dreams. The first date, July 27, 2002, happened to be day #208 of year 2002, while November 7, 2004 was day #312 of year 2004. I got goose bumps when I realized that 208 is exactly 2/3 of 312.
The number 208 equals 13 times 16, while 312 equals 13 times 24. As we share in a previous word, the number "13", when taken in a positive sense, refers to prophetic rebellion against human structures. Therefore, both numbers (208 and 312) refer to prophetic movements. However, the factor "16" in 208 represents a revival that relegates the true prophetic anointing to a minor role (the explanation for this would be too long to describe here); those who may want to study the facts of the Columbia disaster in 2003 will notice how the number "16" appears many times.The factor "24" in 312, on the other hand, refers to spiritual priesthood (1 Chronicles 24:1-19). Instead of relegating the true prophetic anointing, the latter-day remnant will attack earthly methods, understanding that the Revival will come through priestly intercession that abides in truth and righteousness (Joel 2:12-27, 1 Kings 8:9-11, 1 Kings 8:32).
"Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness." (1 Kings 8:32)
The prophetic remnant understands that we cannot separate the long-awaited Revival from God's justice and judgments. It also understands that the "birthing" of this Revival implies a commitment to suffer for the sake of others (Isaiah 53); labor pains are necessary for a child to be born. Since the number "11" represents God's purifying judgments in Scripture (Deuteronomy 1:2), it is not surprising that the number of days between November 7, 2004 (the date of the second baby dream) and September 11, 2001 is 1153 days (1153 is a prime number; i.e.- it is "indivisible").
The number of days between September 11, 2001 and July 27, 2002 (the first dream's date) is 319 days. The number "319" equals 29 times 11; the number "29" speaks of God's roaring voice (Psalm 29), meaning that God has roared in judgment against all of man's previous attempts to bring the Revival, because He will only honor the prophetic intercession of those who pray in agreement with His Righteous and Holy Nature.
The fact that the sister's narration ends with the words, "My clock alarm went off and I got up", refers to the fact that the fourth prophetic door, represented by the baby girl's birth, will not be wasted, because time's up. The Church will rise up from her spiritual darkness and the light of Jesus' Glory will finally shine upon her:
"Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light" (Ephesians 5:14)
"The fourth prophetic door, which I have opened, will not be wasted -- says the Lord -- for I have prepared My prophetic remnant for such a time as this. The door which I have opened no man shall be able to close, for it is the appointed time for the manifestation of My Glory upon the Earth. The children, the little ones shall behold My Glory and irradiate It unto others, and I will shake the nations of the Earth through them, for I have spoken, and My chosen remnant is already on the Earth to fulfill My desired will."
In a previous prophetic word, we spoke of the significance of SpaceShipOne's successful roundtrips into space. Just as the 3 U.S. space-travel tragedies represent the first 3 prophetic doors, SpaceShipOne represents the 4th prophetic door, and this one will fulfill its mission.
In 1991, after the liberation of Eastern Europe, and as the 2nd prophetic door mentioned above began to close, a song hit the secular music charts around the world. Appropriately enough, the group's name is "Jesus Jones", and the name of the song was "Right here, right now". This song is a prophetic expression of expectation over the spiritual revolution that will take place over the next 10 years:
woman on the radio talked about revolution