Train of thought
First posted: February 9, 2007
Written: February 9, 2007
Word received by: Shamah-Elim
Yesterday (February 8, 2007), as I opened Yahoo!'s main page, the Lord drew my attention to a news story titled "NYC cabbie returns bag of diamond rings". This AP story (posted on Yahoo! News) spoke of how a New York City cabdriver returned a bag with 31 diamond rings to a woman from Texas who had left the bag in his taxicab. The cabdriver, who is originally from Bangladesh, spent hours unsuccessfully trying to locate the woman, and was only able to get in contact with her after he and another person found a luggage tag with the Dallas phone number of the woman's mother. Ironically, the woman had left the 41-year-old cabdriver a 30-cent tip. The fare had been US$10.70; the woman gave the cabdriver US$20 and asked for US$9 change. After she was returned the diamonds, the woman gave the cabdriver a US$100 reward. The cabdriver refused the whopping reward at first, declaring that he could not take a reward for being honest, but he eventually took the reward to cover the fares he had lost whilst trying to track the woman down.
After reading this surprising story of honesty, I returned to Yahoo!'s main page, and I was surprised to read another news headline that said, "Rare turtles found dead in Bangladesh". This AP story (posted on Yahoo! News) spoke of how hundreds of endangered sea turtles had been found dead along Bangladesh's coast in the past two weeks (the last week of January and the first week of February 2007). These turtles' species is called "Olive ridleys", an endangered species, and they are the smallest of all sea turtles. Many of these turtles get caught in illegal fishing nets and are not properly released by the fishermen, who simply kill them and leave their bodies to wash ashore. There have been reports of dead turtles appearing on the beach before, but not in the alarming numbers reported this year.
These two concurrent stories point to what the Lord spoke to our hearts in early 2006. As we shared in a September 2006 posting, the Lord said to me one day, as I was walking down a Manhattan street, "New York has turned into a Dallas", which filled my heart with sadness and dread. As we have shared before, "Dallas" speaks of the spirit of ministerial reverence that delayed God's latter-rain revival in America. Because of the "Big D" ministerial spirit, the remnant were not treated well in America, and the remnant spirit was forced to take refuge in a "giant house on the meadow", a house residing in the spiritual atmosphere of "the UK meadows". Just like the olive ridley turtles in Bangladesh, the remnant spirit tried to reach America's shores to lay the "eggs" of revival, but it was greeted by "illegal religious nets" that did not appreciate it because of the smallness of the vessels in which it was carried. These illegal nets that resisted God's visitation to America were strengthened by the "Korah-snake" spiritual influence derived from Latin American illegals.
Just like the woman who got her 31 diamonds back, the "Dallas" ministerial spirit in America was neither grateful nor appreciative towards the remnant who had (spiritually speaking, and even literally) reached the shores of America to bless the land. Those gripped by the "Big D" spirit were unable to see the value of the remnant's uncompromising integrity, an integrity that would rather suffer a green-horse death than do anything matriarchally "illegal" in the eyes of the Lord. The American Church was unable to recognise God's remnant because they came in "Bangladesh poverty", in the poverty of a Lazarus who was low on human resources but exceedingly rich in the Lord. The American Church was waiting for a Jesus coming in regal robes, shining down from the sky, but He appeared in the form of lowly men and women from below. The American Church was inhospitable to them, and, in doing so, she showed herself inhospitable to Yeshua Himself. For that, she has been and shall be severely judged.
The US$10.70 fare points to Psalm 107, a psalm that speaks about travellers stranded at sea. Since the "Dallas spirit" American Church did not care about God's remnant turtles dying at sea, God shall drag the American Church through an otherwise-unnecessary "Euroclydon experience" at sea (Acts 27:21-22). As she is dragged through this experience, she will cry out,
Lord God, Lord God, have pity on us! Save us! Hosanna! For we were Thomases who did not recognize You when You appeared riding into our land on the colt of an ass! We expected you to ride in on luxurious chariots of religiosity, and we doubted You when You said, "If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father". We beat our breasts in groaning repentance, and we ask You, oh Lord and God, to visit our land again. This time, we shall not treat You as we did before. Have mercy on us, Lord God of Israel! Have mercy on us!
Just like the Monmouth whale, God's Bangladesh-poor "olive ridleys" reached America's shores as cadavers --- spiritually speaking --- for the revival had been postponed months before they were sent on their "failed expedition" towards America's shores. They were sent as "dead men (and women) walking" to expose the zombie Balaam leaders America was bent on following. Now that America's Balaam has been exposed as a self-deceived Korah in the spirit realm, the stage has been set for the unleashing of "cranberry troubles" over America.
It is no spiritual coincidence that the species that has washed ashore in Bangladesh is called "olive ridley". The "olive" points to the remnant's olive-tree prophetic anointing and to their 2-witness willingness to die in green-horse sacrifice. As I would read the word "ridley", the Lord would impress the name "Ripley" upon my heart, a name which God has made sure to associate with "unbelievable things" in the world's popular culture. As you may recall, there was a famous TV show aired around the world titled "Ripley's Believe it or not", a show which dealt with bizarre events around the world. This show was hosted in the 1980s by actor Jack Palance. It is no coincidence, therefore, that Jack Palance died recently. According to wikipedia.org, he died on November 10, 2006. It is only until now that I am understanding why my spirit discerned a strong spiritual significance behind this actor's death when I heard about it late last year. I was completely unable to discern that significance, but it is slowly becoming clear now. November 10, 2005 (exactly one year before Jack Palance's death) marked the beginning of the 3-and-a-half year period that ends on May 10, 2009, the last day of America's 4-year delay. For 3-and-a-half days, the 2 witnesses shall lie dead, but, after that, they shall rise up and their voice shall be heard, even by the doubting Thomases who were unwilling to believe ... believe it or not. God's remnant were told to "hit the road, Jack", but they shall come back in vindicating revenge, and it shall be a "marvellous sight" in the eyes of those unwilling to believe.
"11And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. 12And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. 13And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven." (Revelation 11:11-13)
"1And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. 2And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. 3And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. 4And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled. 5And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some. 6Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. 7But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. 8And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. 9What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. 10And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: 11This was the Lordís doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?" (Mark 12:1-11)
It is no spiritual coincidence that the story about the righteous NYC cabdriver from Bangladesh was divulged on the Internet precisely on the week following Super Bowl 41, and it is no coincidence that the cabdriver is 41 years old, for, as we have shared before, Super Bowl 41 is a prophetic figure of how the 30 sons of Jair shall ride into the American religious Jerusalem to destroy all the works of matriarchal man in America. It is no coincidence, either, that the Dallas woman gave the cabdriver a 30-cent tip. In doing so, she ended up paying the cabdriver a total of US$11 (the 10.70 fare plus the 0.30 tip). As we have said before, the number "11" speaks of purifying judgements. Therefore, the US$11 price paid by the Dallas woman means that America's soul shall pay with fierce judgements because she belittled the value of those who had the "30-sons-of-Jair" anointing inside of them, seeing them as worthy of a mere 30-cent tip. Those with the Tyre spirit betrayed the remnant and sold them off for 30 pieces of silver, and, for that, America shall pay a multiplied price. Those 30 pieces of silver shall be cast at the "Dallas" spirit's Potter's House, and they shall serve as a rain of judgement against a land that was slow to understand God's latter-rain plans.
"12And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. 13And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD. 14Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. 15And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd. 16For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces. 17Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened." (Zechariah 11:12-17)
The Dallas woman gave the cabdriver a US$20 bill and asked for a US$9 change. As we have said before, the number "20" is a figure of God's young, green-horse warriors who clear the "cadavers", and the number "9" speaks of "power". Thus, when the woman gave away the US$20 bill, it was a prophetic figure of how those under the Dallas spirit of ministerial reverence chose to reject the cadaver-clearing young army of God ("20"). When she asked for US$9 in return, it was a prophetic figure of how the American Church rejected God's obliterating olive army of regenerating judgements ("11") and simply asked God for more power and "blessings" ("9"). When she did that, she lost her "precious pearls" (the diamonds), but, just like the NYC driver from Bangladesh, and just like the prophet Hosea, the remnant have been willing to pay the price to return America's pearls to her, rescuing the redeemable American Church from her idiocy by paying the required Azazel price.