Month 10:15, Week 2:7 (Shibi'i/Sukkot), Year:Day 5937:281 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Wednesday 15 January 2014
Beyond the Rivers II
Philip, Apostle to the Africans
Second NCAY East Africa
Mission Conference, Kogaja, Tanzania
Continued from Part 1
Shabbat shalom kol beit Yisra'el to all the brethren and sisters in this East Africa Conference of the New Covenant Assemblies of Yahweh in Kenya and Tanzania - may the grace of our Master Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) be with you all as we continue with the davar (word) we have received about the Chief Ethiopian Treasurer to the Queen of Ethiopia!
Philip and the Ethiopian
Today it is my pleasant task to unfold and develop this midrash further as we explore a hidden divine tavnith or pattern which I hope you will find encouraging and inspiring for the work our Heavenly Father has called you to. So let's re-read our ground text remembering the things we discussed last time:
"Now a malak (angel) of Yahweh spoke to Philip, saying, 'Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.' This is desert. So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a believer (faithful one) of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. Then the Ruach (Spirit) said to Philip, 'Go near and overtake this chariot.' So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the navi (prophet) Isaiah, and said, 'Do you understand what you are reading?' And he said, 'How can I, unless someone guides me?' And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him. The place in the Scripture which he read was this:
So the believer (faithful one) answered Philip and said, 'I ask you, of whom does the navi (prophet) say this, of himself or of some other man?' Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Yah'shua (Jesus) to him. Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the believer (faithful one) said, 'See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptised?' Then Philip said, 'If you believe with all your heart, you may.' And he answered and said, "I believe that Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) is the Son of Elohim (God)." So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the believer (faithful one) went down into the water, and he baptised him. Now when they came up out of the water, the Ruach Elohim (Spirit of God) caught Philip away, so that the believer (faithful one) saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found at Azotus (Ashdod). And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea" (Acts 8:26-40, NKJV).
"He was led as a sheep to the slaughter;
And as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
In His humiliation His justice was taken away,
And who will declare His generation?
For His life is taken from the earth" (Is.53:7-8).
A Hidden Journey
In the journey of the apostle Philip, which was never completed - he never did go to Gaza but only went on the road that led to Gaza - which would result in the conversion of the Ethiopian Treasurer and presumably many others after he took the Besorah (Gospel) home with him to Africa as a witness, we are given a picture of part of the whole history of the Messianic Community (Church) and of each individual child of Elohim (God). The departure from Jerusalem, 'the City of Peace', is a picture of our starting point in Heaven before we were born, a reminder of our pre-existence in that beautiful, incorruptable and joyful place in the presence of Elohim (God). The malak (angel) who commanded Philip to set off on the Jerusalem-Gaza road, is a picture of our Heavenly Father, Yahweh, calling us to descend into mortality - to incarnate our spirits in flesh - and enter the "desert" which is mortality - that wilderness of trial, tribulation, temptation and suffering, as we head in the direction of Gaza, one of the Five Cities of the Philistines, a picture of hell. However, unlike Messiah Yah'shua (Jesus) who kept that appointment, descending into the world of spirits for three days after His crucifixion in order to preach release to the captives who once lived in the days of Noah before the Flood (1 Pet.3:18-20), we do not have to go to Hell for redemptive purposes the way the Catholics believe, but we can - and will - end up there if we refuse the salvation of Yah'shua (Jesus) and rebel against the mitzvot (commandments).
The Strongmen of Gaza
Now Gaza was, and still is today, a stronghold of evil, and literally means "the strong place" - a fortress - not of good but of evil. Those of you involved in deliverance ministry will know that 'strongmen' are demons who gain access to the soul through sinning and generational curses (the sins of our ancestors), and who 'entrench' themselves and will not leave until repentance and acceptance of Yah'shua (Jesus) and are cast out by emunah (faith) in the mighty Name of Yah'shua (Jesus). You will recall that Nimrod, the first Anti-Messiah or Antichrist, is described in the same way:
Nimrod was Worshipped as a god
"The sons of Ham were Cush (Ethiopia), Mizraim (Egypt), Put, and Canaan (Palestine). The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtechah; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan. Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a gibbor (mighty one) on the earth. He was a gibbor tsayid (mighty hunter) before Yahweh; therefore it is said, 'Like Nimrod the gibbor tsayid (mighty hunter) before Yahweh'" (Gen.10:6-9, NKJV).
Contrary to the way the English translations put it, Nimrod was not a friend or servant of Yahweh. The description, "[Nimrod] began to be a mighty one on the earth" does not mean that he became a man of greatness like King David. Far from it. He became, in the eyes of men, a gabbor or an elohim - a 'god' - men began to idolatrously worship him. And far from being a hunter of game as you might expect of someone on safari, this Nimrod became a hunter of human souls, like the devil himself. When the scripture says that he was a "mighty hunter before Yahweh", it does not mean that he was one of Yahweh's favoured safari hunters! No, it means that he set himself up before, ahead of or above Yahweh just as his master, Satan, had done in the Rebellion. This was a man who gloried in himself and was regarded by other humans as the first fleshy 'god'. So this is not a positive description - Nimrod was worshipped as a 'mighty one', an 'elohim, or a 'god'. It was Nimrod, aided and abetted by his wicked mother, Semiramis, who first established ancestor worship, a vile practice that has cursed every race that has practiced it, from Europe, to Africa, and to the Far East.
The Five City States of the Philistines
The Philistines ruled over five city states known anciently as Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod (Azotus), Ekron and Gath which were centres of the worst kind of paganism. They were periodically used by Yahweh to punish Israel, along with other neighbours like Aram (Syria), Ammon, Moab, Amelek, Midian, Egypt, Assyria, Babylon and Greece everytime she rebelled, though on one occasion Gath became a city of refuge for David (1 Sam.27:1-7). These Philistine city-states differed from all of the other neighbours inasmuch as they existed on territory assigned by Yahweh to the Twelve Tribes which they had failed to remove in the days of Joshua and after. In other words, they represent the devil within rather than the devil without. And the devil within, acting as a Fifth Column, is without a doubt the worst kind of enemy because countries are as easily - if not more readily - destroyed from within than they are from without, as we are seeing in so many countries today like the United States and Great Britain. They represent the five sins that Yah'shua (Jesus) hated the most, namely:
Repenting of the Five Sins
- 1. Hypocrisy (Mt.23:13-29; Ac.5:1-5);
- 2. Spiritual Pride (Lk.18:9-14; Mt.18:4; Rev.4:10-11);
- 3. Impurity (Mt.5:27-29);
- 4. Indifference to Human Need (Mk.3:5; Gal.6:10; Mt.25:41-46; Jas.2:15-17; 1 Jn.3:17); and
- 5. Unbelief (Heb.3:12; Mt.6:30; 8:26; 14:31; 16:8; 17:17-20; Mk.16:14; Lk.24:25;).
Without exception, every one of us on this 'desert road of mortality' is tempted by these sins, and every one of us is guilty of them at some point or another. When we are committing them we are passing spiritually through the 'Land of the Philistines'. Obviously, if we find ourselves there, we need to repent and get out as quickly as we possibly can!
The Story of the Apostle Philip, Lover of Horses
Nothing in Scripture is accidental or coincidental, every single thing has meaning, and it is no accident that the apostle Philip was chosen by Yahweh to be the talmid (disciple) to bring the message of salvation to the Ethiopian Nobleman and thence through a sequence of events to Africa as a whole. His name literally means, "a lover of horses". Philip, you will recall, was called to follow Yah'shua (Jesys) following the call of Andrew and Simon, and was the one who brought Nathanael to follow Him (Jn.1:43-46). His home was in Bethsaida (Jn.1:44) which means 'the place of nets', a fishing village, for he and his brothers were fishermen, whom the Master would make "fishers of men" (Mt.4:19; Mk.1:17). He is listed as the fifth apostle in rank , the number five in Scripture reprents a 'new beginning' or 'grace', the 'undeserved loving kindness' which belongs to our Elohim (God). He is mentioned in connection with three events in the life of the Master:
Living and Breathing Messianic Africa
- 1. He was baffled as to how to feed the 5,000 (Jn.6:5);
- 2. He introduced Greeks to Yah'shua (Jesus) (Jn.21:21ff.); and
- 3. He asked the Master to show him the Father (Jn.14:8).
When we think of the apostles, Philip is not usually rated very highly, but considering he was the one who indirectly brought the Besorah (Gospel) to Africa through the Ethiopian Noblemen, I hope you will see him differently, because in the passage of Scripture we are studying today he is clearly being portrayed in a very special light! He is your apostle! If I were an African, I would be hungrily learning as much as I could about this man and the Ethiopian Nobleman he fathered spiritually. And the more I dig into this story, the more African I begin to feel. Indeed, I was so immersed in the preparation of these two sermons for many days that I was living and breathing 'Messianic Africa', feeling more and more at home, and getting more and more excited by the day! As a boy I visited Mombassa in Kenya and Dakar in Senegal on my way home between Malaysia and England by ship, and as a young man I lived briefly in South Africa and Zimbabwe (or Zimbabwe-Rhodesia as it was then) when I was completing my historical atlas on modern Europe and Africa. And my late father, may he rest in peace, once lived in Nigeria and Tanzania (or Tanganika as it was then). So Yahweh has been preparing me for this day for a long time.
The spirit of Africa
The Gospel of Philip to the Africans
Acts 8:26-40 is the Gospel of Philip to the Africans and it is incredibly deep. It is not very long but the deeper you search, the larger it gets, as large as Africa itself! You see, when the Ethiopian found himself reading Isaiah 53:7-8, not only did he not understand at first, until Philip explained it to him, that he was being shown the Salvation of the Suffering Servant of the World which is Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), but that on another level he was being shown prophetically the history of all true African talmidim (disciples):
Responding to Trials and Tribulation the Messianic Way
"He was led as a sheep to the slaughter;
And as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
In His humiliation His justice was taken away,
And who will declare His generation?
For His life is taken from the earth" (Is.53:7-8).
You and I, no matter whether we are African, European, Asian or American, have a choice in the way we respond to the trials and tribulations of the "desert road" that is life. We can either respond as Yah'shua (Jesus) did in this prophecy about Him that was shown to the prophet Isaiah, showing grace to all, including our enemies, as Pastor Agoi here did to those who callously poisoned his daughters recently, or you can respond as so many do with violence - with the bullet, with the burning tyre, with the machete or with witchcraft. You know what I am speaking of - you know what happened in Nairobi recently and what has happened in neighbouring countries like Rwanda, and what is happening today in the Congo, in South Sudan, northern Uganda and elsewhere in Africa. You know of the persecution of believers by unbelievers in Nigeria, in Central Africa, in Somalia, in Eritrea, and elsewhere. You know of the gangs or marauders in Uganda and South Sudan abducting children. You can declare, with the apostle Paul:
Imitating the Lamb of Elohim
"We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed -- always carrying about in the body the dying of the Master Yah'shua (Jesus), that the life of Yah'shua (Jesus) also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Yah'shua's (Jesus') sake, that the life of Yah'shua (Jesus) also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you. And since we have the same spirit of emunah (faith), according to what is written, 'I believed and therefore I spoke,' we also believe and therefore speak, knowing that He who raised up the Master Yah'shua (Jesus) will also raise us up with Yah'shua (Jesus), and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of Elohim (God)" (2 Cor.4:8-15, NKJV).
This is the message that the apostle Philip would have given to you had he been here in the flesh in Kenya and Tanzania. As the apostolic spokesman for Greeks, who were hated and despised by the snobbish, racist and murderous Jewish leaders of his day, he would have understood the problems of Africans, the way they have been looked down upon by others, and exploited, and enslaved, as they still are today economically by greedy international bankers and businessmen, and by corrupt local politicians, and he would have said: 'Imitate Yah'shua (Jesus)!' He would have reminded you of the image of a lamb that Yahweh revealed through Isaiah the prophet, and told you - as he tells all believers everywhere - to imitate the humility of the Lamb of Elohim (God), not protesting, but silently doing what is right. And he would have done so, knowing full well the meaning of his own name - Philip - which means a 'lover of horses'.
The Meaning of Biblical Horse Symbolism
Let me explain that to you prophetically. You see, real horses - as opposed to the symbolic horses mentioned in various apocalyptic scriptures like the Book of Revelation - did not represent good or holy things to the Hebrew mind. To them, horses represented the worldly power of Egypt and its armies, and in their hearts would have sung along with Miriam, the sister of Moses, the words:
"I will sing to Yahweh, for He is highly exalted. The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea" (Ex.15:1, NIV)
The Horse as Carnal Strength
To the Israelite, and therefore symbolically in the Scriptures, horses in the main represented carnal strength, trusting in flesh, such as the enemies of Yahweh have relied on, like Pharaoh, to their peril. To them the horse would be like the modern rifle, bomb or missile. Therefore the Hebrew would declare, like David:
Horses as a Symbol of Power and Financial Wealth
"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the Name of Yahweh our Elohim (God)" (Ps.20:7, NIV).
"A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save" (Ps.33:17, NIV).
"Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from Yahweh" (Isa.31:1, NIV).
"You said, 'No, we will flee on horses.' Therefore you will flee! You said, 'We will ride off on swift horses.' Therefore your pursuers will be swift!" (Isa.30:16, NIV) .
A good equivalent of horses today would be money and possessions, and especially power, and Yahweh warns most strictly against putting your hope and confidence in these, does He not, especially when they compete with Him? There are not many who know how to manage these safely and righteously.
The horses of wealth, power and money
Yahweh's Four Warnings
What was it that Yahweh warned the Israelites of in the Torah:
What are the four warnings that Yahweh gives?
"When you come to the land which Yahweh your Elohim (God) is giving you, and possess it and dwell in it, and say, 'I will set a king over me like all the nations that are around me,' you shall surely set a king over you whom Yahweh your Elohim (God) chooses; one from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother. But he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, for Yahweh has said to you, 'You shall not return that way again.' Neither shall he multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly multiply silver and gold for himself" (Deut.17:14-17, NKJV).
Be Content With What Yahweh Gives You
- 1. Let Yahweh choose your leaders - don't choose them yourself or invent your power structures to perpetuate them once their time is up;
- 2. Don't accumulate horses - don't be greedy for power and influence;
- 3. Don't multiply wives - stick with as many as Yahweh gives you, and as many as you can truly love and take care of financially and honourably as a godly man - become the husbands of widows and the fathers of orphans instead of just visiting them (Jas.1:27) - imitate godly men like Jacob who had four or David who had seven, but not Solomon who lost his head, took a thousand - many of them pagans - and fell; and
- 4. Don't go lusting after money, wealth and possessions - don't accumulate it for its own sake but if you are called to generate it as a businessman, for example, use it to build the Kingdom of Elohim (God) and support the poor, widows and orphans (Mt.19:21-22).
Now obviously Yahweh is not saying you can't have leaders, or that you can't own more than one horse or exercise power and authority, or that you can't have more than one wife, or that you can only have one piece of gold and silver. What He is saying is don't let these things go to your head, for they are all good and qodesh (holy); but if you stop being moderate, you will fall into sin. Do what He wants, not what you do. He may want you to be a Deacon and not an Elder (like Stephen), to have one wife and not two (like Isaac or Joseph), to have little money rather than lots like Yah'shua (Jesus) and the talmidim (disciples). So "be content with your wages" (Luke 3:14, NKJV) - be satisfied with what Yahweh has given you and make the best of it, not agitating or lusting after more.
Girls, Boys and Horses
Do not suppose the apostle Philip did not have his issues and temptations because everyone has them. His weakness, we suppose, was 'horses' and what they represent. I don't know what girls feel about horses here in East Africa, but in Europe and America they go crazy about them them. Worldly novels and comics about teen girls and their horses are mass produced. It can, and often does, become idolatrous. And this is what we are being warned of here - you see, Philip had a tendency to be over-fond of all that 'horses' represent, which was why he was given his name. We, in our turn, must recognise what our weaknesses are, and know how to act in moderation, not going to excess. You young men and women should learn that early on. You know what the proverb says:
"The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is their grey head" (Prov.20:29, NKJV).
Advice for Young Men and Women
And you young women, what is your glory? It is your emunah (faith), your gentleness, your loving-kindness, your industriousness, your submissiveness to your parents and husbands, indeed, all the virtues that we see in the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit). Both of you, show restraint, use your gifts to the glory of Yahweh and not your own, remembering that you too will become old and weak and wrinkled one day, when all that will matter is your reputation for righteousness and holiness in Yahweh. Don't become macho bullies or bossy gossipers. Don't be carnal and worldly. Learn while you are young and spare yourself much unnecessary suffering! Use your strength to build the Kingdom of El Elyon (the Most High), support your Pastors and Elders, use your tenderness and care to minister to the lonely and the suffering. Take care of orphans and widows. Don't worship the arm of flesh, worship Yah Almighty and serve Him as Philip did!
Final Word about Horses
Now more could be said about horses for beautiful and magnificent though they are, a wonderous creation of the Almighty, they can represent ungodliness. Don't be like the reckless man who "pursues his own course like a horse charging into battle" (Jer.8:6, NIV) but pursue Yahweh all your days! The good news about horses is that they can be broken and tamed and put to good use. Break your flesh in Messiah Yah'shua (Jesus) and become a useful horse for the Kingdom!
Baptism by Full Immersion
Let us return to Philip's journey along the Jerusalem to Gaza road. We have seen that Gaza represents hell, that the five cities of the lords of the Philistines represent the world and its opposition to the Kingdom and its subjects. He has not long left Jerusalem when he comes upon the Ethiopian, teaches him the Besorah (Gospel), converts and baptises him. Notice, though, who took the initiative in the baptism - the Ethiopian did! A large body of water is found so that he is properly immersed and not sprinkled accounding to the false traditions of Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and the older Protestant denominations. Most Christian Africans who have been converted by these old Western churches have been robbed of the true ordinance - only the Baptists, Pentecostals, Seventh-Day Adventists and Messianics are doing it right! Full immersion is important because it symbolises the death and burial of all the carnal man and not just a sprinkling of it. The ordinance is to remind us that Yahweh wants everything, not just a little. We are to be immersed or baptised into all of Yah'shua (Jesus), all the emet (truth), all the mitzvot (commandments) and not just the ones we like. So like the Ethiopian, we choose full immersion, a proper New Covenant mikveh - we do it the proper way. And we only do it once we have truly dedicated our lives to the service of the Master and have been truly born again.
Philip Vanishes into Thin Air
After the Ethiopian nobleman was baptised, something extraordinary happened to the apostle Philip. It happened to no other apostle that we know of but Yahweh has told me that it will happen commonly amongst the elect in the last days so that they may travel freely around without hindrance from wicked governments or those in general with evil intent against Yahweh's people:
Getting Used to Azotus Travel
"Now when they came up out of the water, the Ruach Elohim (Spirit of God) caught Philip away, so that the [Ethiopian] believer (faithful one) saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found at Azotus..." (Acts 8:39-40, NKJV).
Philip didn't walk or run to Azotus. He didn't borrow the Ethiopian's chariot. He didn't take a mororised taxi and he did't fly in a helicopter. He was supernaturally teleported from the baptismal waters - presumably a deep stream - and instantly found himself in Azotus, the Roman name for one of the five Philistine city-states called Ashdod. This was not done by a machine, a UFO or by an imaginary Star Trek transporter-type beam, but it was done supernaturally by Yahweh. It's a phenomenon you are going to have get used to at some point and are going to have to exercise emunah (faith) in it. Has it happened in modern times? Yes, most certainly. I know of two men - one an American and one a Kenyan - who have been blessed by what we in this ministry call Azotus Travel.
The Story of the Nairobi Man Transported to Paris
Now I am going to tell you the true story of the Kenyan. It happened a few years ago when Yahweh appeared to this Christian living in Nairobi and told him to deliver a briefcase to some believers in Paris, France. The young man knew that he had to obey but he had no money and therefore had no way of buying an air ticket to France. So he went to Yahweh in fasting and prayer, quite desperate, because he could not think of a way to raise the money. Yahweh told him to just trust and obey Him. So he yielded in emunah (faith). The Kenyan believer prayed and Yahweh told him to go to Nairobi Airport with the briefcase and he obeyed. When he arrived at the airport with the briefcase he was to deliver to France having no money or passport, He asked Yahweh what he should do now as there was no way he could board a plane without a ticket, passport and visa. He was told to go to the men's toilet, enter one of the cubicles, lock the door and simply pray and praise Yahweh. He obeyed and praised Yahweh with all his heart and prayed for some time until Yahweh told him to stop and to go and deliver the briefcase. When he opened the toilet door he found himself in the men's toilets of Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France! He was shocked, dumbfounded, but once he realised this was real, that it was not a vision or a dream, he began to laugh and praise Yahweh there in the French airport! I don't know what happened after this or how he got back to Nairobi but I can only assume it was by the same way he arrived.
Nairobi to Paris...instantly
The Story of the American Transported to the Baltic
The other story I know of in detail - and there are more - was an American preacher who was at a conference much larger than this one with thousands of people present and suddenly he found himself trasported around the other side of the world to one of the three Baltic States in Europe. I can't remember which one, it might have been Latvia. He found himself in the corridor of a Soviet era apartment block and outside a door. On the other side of the door he heard a child crying. Yahweh told him to knock. When he did, a young girl, tears streaming down her eyes, opened it and he told her that Yahweh had been sent to her to pray for her, for that is what the Ruach (Spirit) had told him to say. Her parents were out and had not returned home when they said they would and she was afraid. He sat with her, prayed, and then left the apartment, only to find himself instantaneously back in the big conference centre still standing on the platform preaching. Apparently nobody in that place of worship had noticed him depart. Obviously, after such an experience, he was very curious and wanted to make sure he hadn't been dreaming or seen a vision either, so he asked the technician recording the sermon to play back the tape to him. When it came to the point in the sermon where he remembered the incident happening, he asked the technician to slow the tape down and play it one frame at a time. To both their amazement, they saw him vanish for a few frames and then reappear again! He had been absent physically for less than a second in one place but time had been expanded in the Baltic State to about 10 minutes! It had really happened!
The USA to the Baltic States...instantly
Two Men Transported Supernaturally to a Place of Refuge
There are other stories where believers have been transported from one place to another, and on one occasion, two believers, who did now know each other and from different parts of the world, were simultaneously transported to another country, to a remote place by the sea, and there they met briefly. Yahweh told them that when the Great Tribulation came that those who were pure and of emunah (faith) would be thus transported to places of safety during the terror of the Anti-Messiah (Antichrist), a revelation Yahweh has given me many times over the years and with the commission that either I, or those who come after me, would build Twelve End-Time Cities of Refuge for each of the Twelve Tribes of Israel prior to their regathering to the land of Israel just before Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) returns. Before I heard of the stories I have related to you, and others like it, Yahweh told me that many would be transported to these places in this manner.
Evil Powers Can Supernaturally Transport Too
You won't find many Christians or Messianics believing this. They have problems enough with more ordinary miracles like healing or deliverance from demonic oppression, especially in the materialistic West. To them it's just science fiction. You in Africa are more spiritually aware of invisible phenomena such as this so I know more of you will believe what I am telling you. I have seen it happening in vision though it has never happened to me personally yet. So it is my duty to prepare you for this. But at the same time I have to warn you that Satan also has the power to move people around like this, whether to render them invisible or to supernaturally transport them from one place to another, and I know of people in satanist covens to whom this has happened. And no doubt you have come across similar things already here in Africa, things done by witchdoctors possessing occult powers operating in the spirit of the devil. So do not confuse the two! And do not seek to 'do' it in your own will or you may be tricked by the dark powers. It is Yahweh who does this and it is only in Yahweh's will. It will never be a 'power' that we 'possess'. All we have is by grace - Yahweh's undeserved loving kindness, His unmerited favour - and never by our own puny efforts.
"Elohim (God), who is rich in mercy, because of His great ahavah (love) with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Messiah (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Messiah Yah'shua (Jesus), that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Messiah Yah'shua (Jesus). For by grace you have been saved through emunah (faith), and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of Elohim (God), not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Messiah Yah'shua (Christ Jesus) for good works, which Elohim (God) prepared beforehand that we should walk in them" (Eph.2:4-10, NKJV)
In my final address on this subject next time, we shall be drawing all the threads of this revelation together and learning what Yahweh's Plan is for us here in East Africa and throughout the world. Nothing has been left to chance by El Elyon (God Most High), He has prepared all things in advance for us, down to this generation and the last one. Nothing has taken Yahweh by surprise, nor will it, and all we have to do is align ourselves to Him and serve in the places in which He has set us down, whether we have transported ourselves naturally or whether He transports us supernaturally.
"Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to Elohim (God) who alone is wise, be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen" (1 Tim.1:17, NKJV).
Continued in Part 3
 Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:14; Luke 6:14;; Acts 1:13
 Dean & Laura Van Druff, Horses in Scripture