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Prophetic word for today
Paraguayan hell


On Sunday August 1st, 2004, a deadly fire broke out in a "hypermarket" in the Paraguayan capital, Asuncion, with a preliminary death toll of 283. At the time of this writing, Fox News Channel reports an updated death toll of 464. The fire was apparently caused by a gas leak in the food court or the bakery section that led to an explosion. As the flames spread, a second explosion occurred when a car blew up in the underground parking lot.


According to an August 2nd report from the Inter Press Service News Agency entitled "Tragic Fire Denudes Layers of Negligence", around 40 witnesses testified that, when they tried to enter the supermarket to help the victims, they found the doors locked; a firefighter even declared that an armed security guard that worked at the hypermarket ordered him not to break a door's glass panel. Other rescuers were forced to make holes in the walls in order to help the people out. The supermarket owners, Juan Pio Paiva and his son Daniel, were arrested because they allegedly gave instructions to lock the doors to keep the customers from fleeing without paying!!!


According to reports, the fire started at around 11:30 local time (15:30 GMT). It is estimated that there were 700 to 800 people in the hypermarket at the time. Some of the people died from fire burns, and the rest died from carbon dioxide intoxication.


Many blame the endemic corruption in Paraguayan society for the accident, since many building-safety violations are ignored by inspectors who take bribes.


Paraguayan president Nicanor Duarte arrived at the scene of the tragedy, and later declared three days of national mourning. Despite the fact that such tragedies are not uncommon in Latin America due to corruption and negligence, this is probably the greatest one in many decades.


This is the prophetic interpretation of this tragedy:


The Latin American Church is like a hypermarket where pastors sell "soul blessings and comfort" in exchange for unconditional loyalty. Just like the owners of the Paraguayan hypermarket who closed the doors after the fire started, the pastors of the Church in Latin America are so possessive of God's people that they are willing to sacrifice the prophetic callings of the "sheep", as long as they get their payment of unconditional submission. Believers throughout Latin America have willingly accepted this trade-off, where their individual responsibility of "higher spiritual pursuits" is delegated to the pastor in exchange for unconditional submission to him. By doing so, Latin American believers have placed themselves in the unyielding grip of the pastors, making it virtually impossible for the true remnant believers to rescue their prophetic callings, in the same way that the rescuers could not get to the victims because of the hypermarket owners' selfish opposition.


The time of the fire was around 11:30 local time, which is 11.5 hours into the day. Since 11.5=23/2, we can say that the fire started after "23 half-hours", or "23 30-minute intervals" into the day. As Psalm 23 and Jeremiah 23 show, the number "23" is strongly related in Scripture to the "pastoral" ministry; the number "30" in this case refers to the moon, since lunar months are 30 days long, and the moon is a figure of the soul (as opposed to the sun, which is a figure of the spirit). Putting all of this together, we get that this tragedy refers to a pastoral ministry in Latin America that is dominated by the moon, i.e.- a pastoral ministry that operates at an emotional level, at the soul-level, not in the Spirit.


The time of the fire was around 15:30 Greenwich Mean Time, which is 15.5 hours into the day. Since 15.5=31/2, we can say that the fire started after "31 half-hours", or "31 30-minute intervals" into the day. The number "31", when used in a negative sense, is related in Scripture to earthly kings, since the people of Israel defeated 31 kings to take the Promised Land (Joshua 12:24). As you may remember from one of our articles, the Amorite spirit is a spirit of pride and self-exaltation that seeks earthly kingship. This means that the Paraguayan tragedy refers to ministers who have exalted themselves over the rest of the believers and have sought to establish their own little earthly kingdoms, building "mega-temples" (or "hyper-temples") with the same attitude with which the Pharaohs built the pyramids, i.e.- to boast of their human greatness. It is interesting to note that the Paraguayan president's first name, "Nicanor", means "conqueror", and refers to how Latin American pastors have "conquered" the believers around them and made themselves into their lords, instead of conquering the evil spirits in the air.


The name Nicanor also refers to Seleucus Nicanor, an ancient king who founded the city of Antioch in Pisidia, to whose religious people Paul and Barnabas said the following:


"46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. 47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth." (Acts 13:46-47)


God has rejected Latin America, and the light to the Gentiles (i.e.- nations) has been given back to the United States and Europe. The Latin American Church entered into Hivite self-indulgence, and God's judgments shall be upon it. The name "Anti-och" means "driven against". The pastors have set themselves against God's prophetic purposes, so much so that they are willing to close the doors of their hypermarkets and watch God's people die in order not to give up their matriarchal control.


The number of reported dead at the time of this writing is 464, which "happens" to be 29 times 16. The number "29" refers to Psalm 29, which speaks of the Lord's voice thundering, making the earth to tremble, breaking the cedars of Lebanon (which are a figure of the pastoral ministry that has exalted itself over the Church, according to Zechariah 11:1-3; notice that the word "shepherd" is a synonym of "pastor"). Since the number "17" is a figure in Scripture of a fully-manifested prophetic remnant (as we briefly shared previously), the number "16" is a figure of a prophetic remnant that is not allowed to be fully manifested. All of this means that the number 464, i.e.- 29 times 16, means that God is roaring His thunderous voice against Latin America through His prophetic remnant that Latin American pastors never allowed to be fully manifested, because they have always wanted revival without losing their Amorite grip on God's people.


The fact that the Paraguayan tragedy occurred in the capital city of Asuncion, also has a prophetic meaning. "Asuncion" means "ascension" or "exaltation" in spanish, and refers to the following word:


"And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell." (Luke 10:15)


Interestingly enough, the word "Capernaum" appears 16 times in the New Testament, which corresponds to the "16" in "29 times 16" mentioned above. Capernaum means "village of comfort" or "covering of consolation". Latin American believers have decided to place themselves under the covering of "soulish consolers", of pastors who only preach of "grace" and "human mercy" and abhor God's justice and judgments. These pastors believe that they will be "exalted" to heaven for their "wonderful, humane work", but God will thrust them down to hell. This is why the Paraguayan tragedy involved people being burned alive.


The preliminary number of 283 given right after the tragedy also has a prophetic significance. When I saw the number, the Lord said to me, "Isaiah 28:3":


"3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet: 4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up" (Isaiah 28:3-4)


So shall it be with the Church in Latin America. They are getting drunk on "blessings" and "grace"; they are like the "drunkards of Ephraim", but they shall be "trodden under feet". Their ephemeral revival, of which they are so proud, shall be a "fading flower" and will soon pass away. Nothing but God's terrible judgments are in front of them, for they were a region of the world endowed with so much from God, and to those who were given much, of them shall much be required:


"48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. 49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?" (Luke 12:48-49)


Why did this happen in Paraguay? As we shared in a previous article, the only 3 nations from Latin America whose prophetic callings are still alive are Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay. Ironically, Paraguay is "sandwiched" between Brazil and Argentina, and is the country closest to Uruguay after Brazil and Argentina. Paraguay is the country simultaneously closest to all 3 (Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay) and is the only country from which any of the 3 can be reached on a straight line (from any point in the country) without crossing the border of any additional nation. Uruguay has a strong apostolic-prophetic calling, Argentina a prophetic-evangelistic calling, and Brazil an evangelistic-apostolic calling. In a spiritual sense, the 3 "male" ministries (represented by Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil) ganged up on the 2 "female" ministries, the pastoral and the teaching ministries (represented by Paraguay), and overcame them. The Paraguayan tragedy is a prophetic figure of the overthrow of the pastoral matriarchy and the destruction of all those who stubbornly abide in it.


In conclusion, the Asuncion, Paraguay hypermarket fire is a prophetic figure of how the Latin American Church has thrown its prophetic calling into the fires of Gehenna, because it was more willing to follow men than God.


Woe be unto you, Latin America, for the stench of your arrogance and self-righteousness has reached My nostrils. My wrath shall be poured out upon you, upon the big and the small, for cursed is he who puts his trust in the arm of flesh. I have given you time to repent, for I planned to use you as a light for the nations, but you refused to hear. Therefore, your fate has been sealed, and your judgments are at hand. Cursed is he who sets himself against the Lord of hosts.


"1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD" (Jeremiah 23:1)

[Word against the "big"]


"36 And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every manís word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God. 37 Thus shalt thou say to the prophet, What hath the LORD answered thee? and, What hath the LORD spoken? 38 But since ye say, The burden of the LORD; therefore thus saith the LORD; Because ye say this word, The burden of the LORD, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, The burden of the LORD; 39 Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence: 40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten" (Jeremiah 23:36-40)

[Word against the "small"]