Month 10:1, Rosh Chodesh, Year:Day 5939:267 AM|
2Exodus 2/40, 4th Sh'mittah - Year 49/50
Global Judgment - Day #T-32
Gregorian Calendar Thursday 10 December 2015
Rosh Chodesh X
1. Vision of the Burned Stump
and Prophetic Covering
Chag sameach Rosh Chodesh mispachah and to an additional prophetic message that was given to me only a couple of hours ago and which I am to share with you before the main message that follows. As the chief function of Rosh Chodesh to to receive revelation from the nevi'im (prophets) I am sharing this davar (word) first of all.
A Warning Message With Hope
First of all, this is not a message about the collapse which could literally happen at any time now. Today's message is closer to home - to all of you and your families. It is both a warning and a davar (word) of reconcilliation and tiqveh (hope).
Spiritual Attack and the Reward for Patience
First the warning. Some of you are accutely conscious of the fact that you are under massive spiritual attack and it is true that the enemy is doing his utmost to tempt the Remnant back into the Courtyard where he can attack them openly as well as to prevent those who may be fighting with all their might to overcome to get inside the Sanctuary. It took great emunah (faith) to metaphorically 'build' and get on board a spiritual Ark but none need suppose that the Enemy does not continue to try and work on those who are already there. The Ark experience is a long waiting period that requires a different kind of emunah (faith), the kind that develops patience and anticipation of what Yahweh will do when the waters receed. I know for a fact that everyone on board has been assailed by doubts of one sort or another as the waiting time has lengthened and the countdowns have not ended according to their personal expectations. But as you will discover in the second message that will follow this one, your waiting is about to be rewarded by your being able to see things in the invisible realm that were not visible before - and this is to be the reward of your emunah (faith) and patient waiting.
Turning Souls Upsid-Down
Speaking from personal experience over these last weeks, and from the reports I have been receiving from some of you, this has been a time when Yahweh has been turning everyone upside down, particularly in the psychic realm, which is the interface between the physical dimension and the spiritual - the seat of our flesh-based emotions, for one thing. Yahweh is exposing everything and everyone at this time so that nothing is hidden. All that has been done in secret, that has not been repented of, is being exposed to the light of emet (truth) from the political and social world to the individual.
Visioon of the Burned-Out Tree Stump
Whatever issues you have not dealt with are being forced to the surface now so that you are in no doubt as to what you must do even if you don't necessarily know how. For me personally, the last four days have been awful existentially but liberating spiritually. For me it began six days ago when Yahweh showed me a vision of a tree stump whose centre had been burned out with fire. It was still smouldering.
The Remnant Stump
Now I have been shown many tree-stump visions in the past and I am sure you all know that tree-stumps represent a 'cutting down'. There are, however, two types of stump. We read, speaking of the good stump, of a time of judgment very much like our own:
The Good Fruits from the Messianic Stump
"Until the cities lie ruined
and without inhabitant,
until the houses are left deserted
and the fields ruined and ravaged,
until Yahweh has sent everyone far away
and the land is utterly forsaken.
And though a tenth remains in the land,
it will again be laid waste.
But as the terebinth and oak
leave stumps when they are cut down,
so the qadosh (holy, set-apart) seed will be the stump in the land"
(Isa 6:11-13, NIV).
Here the people of Yahweh - the tree - are cut down leaving only a stump. And as you know, stumps can spring back into new life - we have a couple in our garden like that which have become gigantic bushes. Yahweh always prunes his House when there are bad branches but when most of the house is rotten He has to cut the whole tree down, leaving only a stump. In a famous messianic prophecy, we learn how the Saviour arose:
The End-Time Remnant Branch
"A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Ruach Yahweh (Spirit of the LORD) will rest on him --
the Ruach (Spirit) of wisdom and of understanding,
the Ruach (Spirit) of counsel and of power,
the Ruach (Spirit) of knowledge and of the fear of Yahweh --
and he will delight in the fear of Yahweh"
(Isa 11:1-3, NIV).
The rest of the House of Jesse was not fruitful - only the Davidic branch was fruitful in Yahweh - and he was the Branch that grew out of the stump of Jesse. You all know about "the Branch" because we have been talking about this over the last four weeks in the context of Isaiah 4 in the series, Second Exodus Lineup.
The Stump of Nebuchadnezzar
There is one last prophetic scripture about a stump and it is about an arrogant king who was brought low and then raised up again after his repentance:
The rest of the story you know.
"In the visions I saw while lying in my bed, I looked, and there before me was a malak (messenger, angel), a qadosh (holy, set-apart) one, coming down from heaven. He called in a loud voice: 'Cut down the tree and trim off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the animals flee from under it and the birds from its branches. But let the stump and its roots, bound with iron and bronze, remain in the ground, in the grass of the field. Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, and let him live with the animals among the plants of the earth. Let his mind be changed from that of a man and let him be given the mind of an animal, till seven times pass by for him. The decision is announced by malakim (messengers, angels), the qadosh (holy, set-apart) ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that El Elyon (the Most High) is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone He wishes and sets over them the lowliest of men.' This is the dream that I, King Nebuchadnezzar, had" (Dan.4:13-18, NIV).
The Oak Stump of Gunnar Mjölsvik
In my vision the centre of the stump was smouldering from where it had been burned. I was reminded of the time when the late Gunnar Mjölsvik, the Second Patriarch, had cut down an oak tree in the front of his house and spent years trying to burn out the centre with gasoline in order to kill the root and so pull up the whole stump. When sin is allowed to grow high and deep, cutting the tree down is never enough, because it will spring up again on account of the deep roots. You can either pull the stump up with a tractor or you can burn it out and let it rot.
Removing the Big Sin Stumps That Linger
This is the time of the removal of the bigger sins - the persistent sins - that 'keep hanging on' to haunt us. Indeed, a sister from another ministry contacted me yesterday to thank me for an in-depth article on the demonic roots of smoking, a problem she has had since she was a child on account of he mother's poor and infectious example. But now she feel the confidence and tiqveh (hope) to finally deal with it.
Permission to the Enemy to Buffet
This time - right now - is the time to burn out and pull up the stumps of old sins that have been keeping us in bondage. They have to come up now. And if you have been buffetted around inside lately, then it is most likely Yahweh is at work, giving the Enemy permission to stir you, asking you to make choices to be done with the legacy of the former life of sinning.
A Prophetic Dream - The White Car Crash
I had an experience like that last night, or to be precise, earlier this morning. I was in a white car climbing a very steep slope and approaching the top. I expected the car would simply level out and continue on the horizontal. Only when the car launched into the air did I suddenly realise, with horror, that I was, in actual fact, moving at great speed and that everything was being played back to me in ultra-slow motion. I am sure you have seen movies of car chases in San Francisco, which has very steep hills, where cars go flying off into the air. Well it was like that. The car went up and up and I started to panic. I begged Yahweh not to let the car crash upside down. But - and you've guessed it - the car started to slowly turn on its back and I braced myself for the impact. The car hit the ground and spun a bit but there was no injury or pain. It was then I noticed my late mother in the passenger seat. Once the car had settled my only thought was to get her out safely. More happened but that was the essential part of the dream because my 'mother' was, in fact, a demonic power I have wrestled with all my life which I have been seeking to be finally finished with. This dream was all about that.
To Give Glory to Yahweh in Everything
When I woke up I was in prayer on and off for some time. I prayed to Yahweh a simple prayer and it was this - that in all my comings in and goings out, in all my thinking and feeling, and in all my works, that I might give glory to Him.
Vision of the Demon With the Cudgel
And then a vision opened up. Standing before me was a demon, undisguised, in its natural state. It was black with beating wings hovering in the air in front of me. The black was metalic in appearance. In his right hand was a large raised cudgel with which he meant to strike me. The blow came but instead of hitting me it impacted an invisible shield just above me, letting off sparks as it struck. Furious, the demon snarled and then flew away. I cannot tell you what simcha (joy) and satisfaction I felt seeing that spiritual covering do its work sending the demon on its way.
Men as Coverings
You husbands and fathers are the spiritual de jure or legal Torah coverings for your wives and children if you walk in Yahweh. The enemy's attacks against them are rebuffed by you provided they do not walk in sin themselves and open doors to the Enemy to make trouble for themselves. This I know from considerable experience in deliverance ministry.
We will continue this afternoon with the last part of my message. In the meantime, may Yahweh bless you as you ask Him to reveal the stumps of old sins not fully rooted out of your life so that He may complöete His good work in you. Amen.
Continued in Part 2