Prophetic word for today
Red lights in the sky
First posted: January 21, 2005
E-mailed: January 13, 2005
Word received by: Marcella
In a dream, I was in San Antonio Texas. I was looking at the sky, and I saw red-like small lights. As I looked, they became many. They invaded the whole sky. As I saw that, I fell to the ground and cried out to the Lord -- a cry of travail.
This dream is a prophetic figure of the manifestation of the red horse of the Apocalypse, which we studied in a recent article. The red-horse riders come as "spiritual pestilences", as "Abels" that come to take away the peace and conformity of the Church as they confront the long-accepted Girgashite structures and traditions of the spiritual "Cains".
The reason why sister Marcella saw the lights as "small" lights is because Abel is Cain's younger brother. The modern-day Cains belittle the Abels that God sends to them because they lack the religious credentials and "hierarchical grandeur" that big-brother Cain possesses. Yet, it will be through the "small" and "belittled ones" that God will restore His Church in these latter days; the latter-day remnant is comprised of such men and women:
"2But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. 3Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel." (Micah 5:2-3)
Just as Yeshua became a "pestilence" to the religious leaders of His day, so will the latter-day Abels be a pestilence to the latter-day Cains; they will bring division and take away the religious "peace", just as the Lord did:
"33But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." (Matthew 10:33-34)
The sword that the Lord refers to is the "great sword" that the red-horse rider will be given (Revelation 6:4). This sword comes to separate the "good" from the "bad", to separate what is really of God from what has the appearance of being Godly but isn't. Before true peace can be achieved, spiritual warfare must be waged against the earthliness (inside and outside the Church) that impedes the manifestation of God's truth:
"17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them." (Romans 1:17-19)
[The word "hold" in verse 18 was translated from the Greek word katecho, which literally means, "to hold back, to restrain, to hinder"; in other words, the latter part of verse 18 should say, "who hinder the truth in unrighteousness"]
The redness of the lights in the sky points to the "wrath of God" being "revealed from heaven" (v18). As we saw in our red-horse article, the red horse's color means that the latter-day Abels will be manifested in earthly, human weakness, not as "grand and majestic" "super-angels" that will be discernable by the natural, carnal mind. Jesus' authority was always questioned, and so will the authority of the latter-day Abels be questioned:
"It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?" (Matthew 10:25)
Remember, the "Beelzebub" accusation against Yeshua did not come from the pagan, idolater Romans. It came from the very people of God, from the very people who "ran" the Temple and who "knew" God's Word. So will it be with the latter-day Abels. The Pharisees and the Sadducees had "God in the flesh" standing in front of them, but they were unable to discern Him. The modern-day Cains have "God in the flesh" standing in front of them, this time in the form of "insignificant" believers who have Christ inside of them, but, just as the Pharisees and the Sadducees of Jesus' days, the modern-day Cains are unable to discern the presence of God in Abel:
"1The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed." (Matthew 16:1-4)
The word "evening" in verse 2 was translated from the Greek word opsios, which comes from the word opse meaning "late" or "long after"; the word "morning" in verse 3 was translated from the word proi meaning "early", which comes from the word pro meaning "before". Therefore, the word "morning" (or "early") speaks of the Old Covenant, while the word "evening" (or "late") speaks of the New Covenant which came after. This means that a "red sky" is a foreboder of "good things" when it comes under the New Covenant, but it is a foreboder of "bad things" when it comes under the Old Covenant. As we said above, the "red sky" speaks of God's wrath. When the Israelites in the desert chose not to have a direct relationship with God (because they loved their own unrighteousness more than they loved God), the Lord's wrath was kindled against them, and the Old Covenant of "permanent intermediaries" was established. That perverse generation died in the desert as a sign that they had been permanently separated from God's Presence (Exodus 33:3-4); they were saved from the slavery of Egypt, but they never entered into the fullness of God's eternal life.
"Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD." (Deuteronomy 9:7)
"13And the LORDíS anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed. 14And, behold, ye are risen up in your fathersí stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the LORD toward Israel. 15For if ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this people." (Numbers 32:13-15)
Therefore, we can safely say that the red sky which sister Marcella saw in the dream is a foreboder of bad things for those who want to preserve the Church's Old-Covenant religious hierarchies and structures, but it is a "good thing" for those who long after a New-Covenant, Face-to-face relationship with God, even if beholding the Glory of God's Righteous Face means death. The red sky is a good thing for those who long to see the destruction of the Old Covenant structures that separate "full-time ministers" from "regular church folks". It is a bad thing for those who do not accept that each believer can be a direct manifestation of God's Shekinah Presence on Earth just as Jesus was when He walked on this Earth. The red sky is a sign of God's wrath coming down against the defenders of the "Old-Covenant structures" so that those who truly believe in the New Covenant may be free to manifest God's Glory and be free to help others manifest it as well.
"27And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. 28And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. 29And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. 30And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah." (Genesis 38:27-30)
The name "Zarah" means "rising" and is derived from the Hebrew word zerach meaning "dawning". Therefore, the name "Zarah" speaks of the "morning" that the Lord refers to in Matthew 16:3 quoted above, meaning that Zarah represents those who believe in the Old Covenant structures of "ministers" who serve as permanent intermediaries between God and the "regular" believer. This is why Zarah stuck out his hand first.
Many times, the "hand" in Scripture is a figure of the fivefold ministry (Ephesians 4:11), since the hand has 5 fingers. By sticking out his hand, Zarah was saying, "I have firstborn rights, because I am a minister". When the midwife tied the scarlet (or red) thread to his hand, it served as a prophetic figure of God's wrath against Zarah for pretending to have greater spiritual rights than his twin brother simply on account of his "ministerial" position. When the red thread was placed on his hand, he drew it back, meaning that God's wrath caused the removal of Zarah's "ministerial grace" and allowed for Pharez to be born first:
"45But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47And that servant, which knew his lordís will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48But 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. 49I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?" (Luke 12:45-49)
[The fire from Heaven that the Lord longs for (v49) is the wrath of God that sister Marcella saw in the form of a red sky]
"And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last" (Luke 13:30)
According to Matthew 1:3, Pharez became a part of the genealogy of the Lord Jesus. He represents the prophetic remnant that breaks through man's hindering structures (Matthew 23:13) and paves the way so that others may enter into the Father's Glory (Luke 24:46):
"12I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men. 13The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them." (Micah 2:12-13)
[The word "breaker" in verse 13 was translated from the Hebrew word parats, which is the root of the name Pharez in Hebrew, and is very similar to the word pere meaning "wild ass"; those with a "wild ass" anointing will be the ones through whom God will break through]
Verse 12 explains why sister Marcella began to see more and more red lights in the sky until they became many. As the spiritual Pharez breaks through, the remnant will grow and grow until they make a "great noise by reason of the multitude of men" and they fill the whole sky:
"And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness." (Genesis 15:5)
Just as sister Marcella "travailed", so must the Church travail. Just as Pharez and Zarah struggled inside Tamar's womb, so must the Church undergo an internal turmoil in the spirit realm before it can be restored (Matthew 24:7). The "prophetic nation" is already fighting against the "Girgashite nation" inside the Church, and God's prophetic nation will most definitely overcome. Through prophetic prayer and warfare against the Church's religious structures, those of you who are willing to pay the spiritual price will overcome, and the reward of your travail shall be many mighty sons and daughters unto God:
"21A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. 22And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you." (John 16:21-22)
"10Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities." (Isaiah 53:10-11)
Travail is a necessary stage before the full manifestation of the "sons of God" inside the Church, which refers to the full manifestation of the spirit nature in believers, a nature that has been covered up by the soul matriarchy:
"17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now." (Romans 8:17-22)
Why was the dream in San Antonio, Texas? The name "Texas" is derived from the Spanish word "tejas" that means "roof tiles". Tiles are made of clay, which speaks of the Girgashite spirit of earthliness (since Girgashite means "clay dweller"); therefore, "tejas", or "roof tiles" speak of the covering provided by earthly structures which impede believers' direct access to heaven (i.e.- to God the Father). These coverings have acted as earthen vessels that constantly work to hide the prophetic light wherever it is manifested; this is why God's wrath is coming against the "tejas" that have hindered His operations:
"16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. 17For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. 18Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have. 19Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for the press. 20And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee. 21And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it." (Luke 8:16-21)
[Notice how Mary tried to use her "hierarchical seniority" as "Jesus' mother" as a right to direct access to Him (v20), but the Lord declares that access to God and grace before Him are determined by the measure of our heart's yielding to God's judgment logos, not by religious ranking.]
"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 hearts" (2 Peter 1:19)
[The word "light" was translated from the Greek word luchnos, which is the same word that is translated as "candle" in Luke 8:16 above; therefore, the "candle" in Luke 8:16 speaks of the manifestation of the prophetic anointing.]
The name "Antonio" is Spanish for "Anthony", which, according to a name-origin site, means "worthy of praise". The word "San" is the word used in Spanish to refer to catholic "saints". Therefore, the name "San Antonio" speaks of the "ministers" inside the Church who subconsciously (and sometimes consciously) consider themselves to be of a higher spiritual caste than the "regular" believers just because they hold a ministerial position. Again, this speaks of big-brother Cain who belittles his little brother Abel because of his "seniority". The "San Antonios" in the Church believe that they deserve the reverence and praise of their fellow believers because they hold a religious title. It's no wonder, therefore, that the sky is turning red with God's wrath over "San Antonio".
There is a painting that is very popular among catholics that depicts this "San Antonio" holding "baby Jesus" in his arms. As we have said before, satan loves "baby Jesus"; he loves it when the Jesus who was born in our hearts does not grow and develop; he loves it when believers do not grow in their new-man, spirit nature (Ephesians 4:24, Colossians 3:10); he loves it when believers stay in their soul nature and can be easily manipulated and carried to and fro by their "San Antonios"; he loves it when believers remain as lame Mephibosheths who are permanently dependent on their "revered ministers".
"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. 12 His 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." (Revelation 19:11-15)
[The "white horse" is the horse that appears before the "red horse" in Revelation chapter 6. This is why verse 11 speaks of the white horse first. Verse 15 then speaks of a "sharp sword", which refers to the "great sword" given to the red-horse rider in Revelation 6:4. The treading of the winepress, which stains the clothes in red, speaks of God's people moving in the "red-horse anointing".]