The following vision, which depicts events that have happened, are in the process and are shortly to happen, was seen on 10 December 2007 and was recorded in a sermon at that time.
There are two spirits in particular that have been sent by the adversary to stop this work which were shown to me in vision five days ago. One was represented by a black bear and the other a white sheep with two small sharp horns standing in a bedroom facing a marriage bed, it's purpose clearly being to destroy a marriage. In the vision the black bear was running away but the white sheep was still holding its ground.
What do these mean? In Scripture, the bear was more feared than the lion because its strength was greater and its actions less predictable (Amos 5:19). The bear is a devourer. There are few who survive encounters with bears if they don't kill them - only Yahweh can cause them to flee by planting fear in them. The defensiveness of a mother bear is used as an illustration of valliant men of Yahweh like David (2 Sam.17:8) and was proverbial in Israel (Prov.17:12) but this bear was a black one, denoting evil. Moreover it was fleeing:
"Therefore submit to Elohim. Resist the devil and he will flee from you" (James 4:7, NKJV).
What of the sheep with the two small horns? There is a parallel vision of a ram (a male sheep) with two horns in the Book of Daniel:
"Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no beast could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.
"And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand" (Dan.8:3-8, NKJV).
In this vision, the ram represents the Medo-Persian Empire with the longer of the two horns representing the more powerful Persia and the shorter, weaker Media. This was one empire having two parts (a dual monarchy, a bit like the former Austria-Hungary in which Austria dominated) which was overcome by Greece represented by the goat.
In my vision the sheep was female and the short horns were of equal length. Horns represent threatening or destroying powers which can be used for aggressive purposes. This vision therefore depicts two identical female powers of equal strength working in concert, having a common origin, goal and fellowship, like Medo-Persia, which stood poised to attack but was itself trampled down. I have no doubt you will be hearing more of what this represents in the very near future. The horned sheep is not, of course, a natural phenomenon - female sheep were not designed to be rams, nor women to be men. The horns are therefore demonic. In a dream I had later I was shown that the power behind each horn was three-fold which is the calling-card of the demoness Hecate. I was shown three Asiatic women who had beautiful slender fingers but their mouths and teeth were like those of a wild animal - inside was rottenness and half-digested food stuck to very old, oversized teeth widely spaced apart. This is a spirit, part subtle, part overt, that devours with its mouth whilst soothing with its hands. With the hands it deceptively draws you close and then devours you. It is more sophisticated than the bear whose claws cannot deceive. In the dream I was drawn up close by the hands, it spoke pleasant, comforting and soothing words, and then the mouth gaped open revealing what it was. When I saw what it was I immediately rebuked and cast it away.
Update: 26 July 2009
This vision relates to the persecution NCCG/MLT has been under since the end of 2005, the black bear representing the demonic power that drove a former antagonist, Derek, to attempt to destroy this ministry. Derek returned to Messiah this month (praise be to Yahweh!), was born again, thus putting the demonic power to flight. This part of the prophecy has therefore been fulfilled.
The white, female sheep with two horns represents a demonic power driving two women working in concert following, but also during, the time and activity of the black bear. One of these is an American woman living in Finland who calls herself 'NCCG-Concern'. Both have sought to destroy my family and at the time of writing are continuing to do so. Until this month we did not know the identity of the first of these two antagonists who tried to make out that she was a man, making it initially difficult to understand who the two horns were.
July 2009 was the time the power of the black bear was broken as well as the time the two horns allied themselves and presented themselves using messianic imagery (the innocent lamb/sheep) under the dominion of this Hecatic demonic power. This power too will be broken though in what way and at what time has not yet been revealed, but it will be in a way that will give glory to Yahweh!