On 4th November, when the ballots were being counted for the US election, I was contemplating what was unfolding and asked the Lord what He said about what was going on. Immediately He replied by singing the line of a song, "The kingdoms of this world, they have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ and He shall reign forever and ever more". At first glance, this could be taken to mean that good and truth will triumph in this election result, but then He reminded me that He declares the end from the beginning. In other words, He was saying to me, "Keep your eyes focused on the end result; the ruling and reigning of the King of Kings. Don't focus on what you see unfolding before you." When God looked at the earth that was formless and void in Genesis 1, His solution for rebuilding, reconstituting and replenishing the earth was firstly for the Spirit to brood over the face of the waters. Brooding implies a hatching or birthing of something. The Father God spoke Light into the darkness that was on the face of the deep. Step 3 was to separate light from darkness and then Genesis 1 is very specific about what unfolded. It says 'there was evening and morning, the first day'. Night-time comes before day in the Hebrew calendar. The darkness manifests before the rising of the Sun of Righteousness and the dawn of a new day.
- Light spoken into being
- Separation of light from darkness
When God looked at the world in Noah's day, He saw it was desperately wicked. Then He determined what He was going to do to deal with it (He brooded over the situation and hatched a plan). He drew up the blueprints for the ark (Let there be revelation light) and downloaded them into Noah, who then proceeded to align with God's word, manifest the blueprint of Light and become one with it. Then the 17th day of the 2nd month came and God shut Noah and his family and the prescribed animals in the ark and closed the door and judgment began to unfold. In other words, God was separating the light from the darkness; His righteous seed for the replenishing of the earth from the wicked. That which was light was lifted above the judgment of that which was evil and dark as the waters continued to come from above and below.
As I pointed out in a previous post, 3rd November, the day of the US elections, was the 17th of Chesvan, the day Noah entered the ark. Why is this significant in the day we are living? Because on this day, separation of the righteous remnant from the wicked, who are appointed judgment, BEGAN. Picture the day Noah entered the ark. It was raining and the fountains of the deep were spouting forth, but there was still ground for the wicked to walk on and they probably didn't pay too much attention. But after a week of solid rain, their houses would have been flooded and they would be starting to seek safety on higher ground. I can imagine them in their godless pride, declaring that all would be well for a while, but as the flood level increased and the ark began to be carried away from the location it was built, the truth must have dawned on them. The preacher of righteousness and his family were being spared and protected! Perhaps they even tried to recall what exactly it was Noah had said about repentance. But it was too late. The waters of judgment continued to rise for 40 days, until the highest mountains were covered.
Gen 7:19 And the water prevailed exceedingly upon the earth, and covered all the high mountains which were under heaven. Gen 7:20 Fifteen cubits upwards was the water raised, and it covered all the high mountains.
The day the rains of judgment began marked the end of the days of warning. When the ark was sealed and separation began, it was final. Everyone outside the ark would experience judgment. That included those who lived fleshly indulgent lives, not honoring or fearing God, and those who honored God with their lips but their hearts were far from him. Exceedingly few were spared the effects of the judgment meted out.
As I have been in prayer and waiting to hear God speak, I have continually seen waters rising, but they are not transparent like the water we know, they are red, like the color of fire or water mixed with blood. I don't see flames; I just see fire-colored water rising. The judgment by fire which the earth is appointed will not only manifest with flames of natural fire, although of course there will be fires. God's fiery anger at the hardness of His people's hearts, at their stubborn self-will and idolatry and refusal to heed the warnings of His watchmen will take many forms. You only have to read Ezekiel 14 to discover this! Famine, wild beasts, the sword and pestilence all struck those being judged.
THE FUSE IS LIT
This morning, 5th Nov, I saw an old-fashioned bomb with a long fuse and I saw that the fuse had been lit. Strangely, this is Guy Fawkes, the fireworks celebration of the day this man was arrested while trying to blow up the houses of parliament and spark a revolution in England....
"What is this I see, Father?" I asked. I was given the sense that an explosion of wickedness would occur. This fuse has now been lit. I saw the bomb go off and its contents distributed in all directions. I saw daggers, swords, masks, syringes, much blood, axes and raised fists fly outwards to the four winds. I saw a person being beaten senseless in a dark street by a gang of hoodlums. Other than that, the streets were deserted. With this vision came a time-frame: '40 days'
Does this 40 days time-frame connect to the election results? Yes, in 40 days, December 14th, the Electoral College meets to vote on the new or returning president. Already, there is evidence a rise of violence and mayhem in the streets. This fuse will burn for 40 days as election results are challenged and all manner of trickery will be used to try and control the outcome. The Highest court in the land will be roped into the process. Horrific lawlessness will be commonplace. But the Holy Spirit is warning that the outcome of this final Electoral College vote will not stop the violence. Its waters will prevail upon the land just as the floodwaters of Noah's time. I suspect that Trump will be announced the true victor of this battle and as a result, such demonic anger will erupt that it will really not be safe in the streets of American cities; many will become completely taken over by demons and harnessed to carry out the will of hell itself. Parents will see their children turn into raging, hate-filled foot-servants of anarchy; these are the same children they allowed to sit hour after hour playing violent video games which completely desensitized them to the value of human life. This is part of the reaping of the whirlwind.
There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth as the Eli generation of priests who did not restrain the wickedness of their own sons, get news they have been killed in street battles with a Philistine horde. Beloved saints of God, do not be foolish and think to engage the throngs that roam the streets. Remember the slaughter of Hophni and Phineas as they presumptuously strode into battle with the Philistines, bearing the ark on their shoulders. Remember also, Samuel, far from the battle scene, worshiping God in the beauty of holiness and choose likewise. Think again of Eli, sitting in the gate, anxiously waiting for news of the battle and yet knowing in his heart the Lord would not turn back from executing the judgments decreed upon His house.
You have got to separate yourselves emotionally from the roller coaster of these election results. Have understanding of the times and know that the season of judgment has begun. The level of judgment waters increased and increased for 40 days, but Noah was worshiping God in the ark, sealed and untouched by what was unfolding outside.
Then, after 40 days, God remembered His little family in the ark, closed the portals of the waters and caused a wind to blow (Gen 8). This caused the waters to begin to evaporate slowly. Yes, beloved, after 40 days, a wind will begin to blow, but what kind of wind remains to be seen. It is not going to be a gentle warm breeze. It's going to be a strong wind that gets the job done of unveiling the results of the judgments executed bit by bit. But still be aware that the waters PREVAILED upon the earth until five full months had passed. Yes, the waters were decreasing, but there was still much time before Noah would be released from the ark (a year and 10 days to be precise). God was moving His holy seed to an appointed location, to remain anchored there and at rest, until the effects of the waters of judgment had been fully uncovered and the ground set and dried.
Gen 8:4 And in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested on the mountains of Ararat.
If Tishrei or Ethanim is the 1st month (Remember Noah used the Creation calendar), 5 months from 17th Cheshvan this takes us to 17th Aviv 5781, which is the day Jesus rose from the dead. It is also two days after the Destroyer passed over at midnight and the children of Israel were thrust out of Egypt. It took them a week to finally reach and cross the Red Sea, which finally happened on 21st Aviv. And that week was fraught with pressure as the armies of Pharaoh pursued them.
So, let's look at the prophetic patterns of the first judgment in the days of Noah and lay on top of it, the pattern seen in the liberation of the people of God from Egypt/world system. In the light of what we as the remnant are facing today, there is understanding to be gleaned, so we know what to expect and what to do. God moved Noah, safe and sealed, to the place he would begin to replenish the earth. This took 5 months. But once anchored there, the waters continued receding for another 3 months. Only then did the tops of the high hills begin to be seen.
Gen 8:5 And the waters continued to diminish until the tenth month; on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the high hills were seen.
So there are two time frames mentioned. One from the beginning of execution of judgment to the coming to a place of anchored rest, and the second stretches from that point until 'hills' stick out of the receding water. The hinge point between these two periods is resurrection day. For the children of Israel, the first 5 month period contained the unleashing of the last few plagues, most significantly, the 3 days of darkness and then the passing over of the Destroyer. During both of these plagues, God's obedient people were marked for different treatment from the world around them. They had light in their dwellings when dense darkness was pervading every other household. And when the Destroyer passed over and killed the firstborn of Egypt, the children of Israel were feasting on the Lamb and covered by the Blood, fully ready to leave Egypt/world system. This is important, Beloved. If you are truly a follower of Jesus, the five months which have begun are the days when you must fully prepare your heart to separate from the world system of buying and selling. We know that the preparations are well underway to give all people on earth a digital ID, connected to the vaccine, which involves a microchip. By the end of the first quarter of 2021, these plans will be fully rolling out. Look at the pattern in Egypt; by the 4th plague, God started putting a separation between His people and Egypt. Finally on 21st Aviv, the separation was complete with the closing of the Red Sea. And after that, God fed His people in the wilderness and kept them safe.
FREE TO BE CARRIED ABOVE THE FLOOD
Noah's ark was not attached to a jetty by a rope. It was built freestanding, unattached to anything that could hold it back or drag it down. You have to be separated from the past chapter and the trappings of this earth in your heart. If you are not, you will be dragged under the waters of judgment. Paul said he counted everything in his past, all his accolades and achievements etc as dung compared to the priceless privilege of knowing Christ. Forgetting what lay behind, he pressed forward to what lay ahead, to take hold of that for which Christ laid hold of him. That word 'take hold of' in the Greek is katalambano, meaning 'to seize fiercely in order to make it your own possession'. There's passion in that word. What are you trying to take hold of in this hour?
This election is a sifter of men's hearts, not only on the continent of America. And I must ask you —are you looking to a man to save you? Do you believe the arm of flesh can deliver you? Are you throwing your weight behind a man to ensure your future is bright? Do you place your hope in Amy Barrett? Or do you look to God, the only Wise Judge? Do you run to God to seek shelter and safety? Do you seek His face for favor and mercy for you and your children, or are you still running to Egypt for help? Do you elevate a man and place all your hope in his power to calm the waters and bring plain sailing? Or is your hope in God alone. The answers to all these questions will reveal whether your ark is tethered to the shore... Where is your trust, remnant of God? Where are your eyes fixed? For wherever your gaze is fixed, there is your heart attached. Remember Lot's wife. Remember also that even if Trump is finally declared the winner of this election, it does not mean America will be great again. Even if HE says it will.... AS the Lord showed me at the beginning of his first term, he was placed there to give the Bride of Christ time to get extra oil for her lamp. Sooner or later, that small period of extra grace will end... and night WILL come. Persecution of people who choose to defend the sanctity of life in the womb will increase sharply. Jesus said that we would be hated by all men because we choose His Word, His standards and the narrow gate.
Mat 10:21 Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child; and children will take a stand against their parents and will have them put to death. Mat 10:22 And you will be hated by all for My name's sake, but he who perseveres and endures to the end will be saved
The level of hatred spewed out by the ungodly toward the godly will be dreadful. And what we see unfolding in the streets now is basically the violent opening music heralding the soon coming of the man of sin, who will try hard to wear out the saints. Paul said that the endtimes would be hair-raising:
2Ti 3:1 BUT UNDERSTAND this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].
To persevere and endure, we will have to draw our strength from His presence; where we find fullness of joy. From this place, we will also receive instruction for heavenly blueprints and do exploits (Read psalm 46 and 110). There is a reason why God designed the ark with one window facing the heavens. Noah was not allowed to look out at the judgment of the wicked. He did not walk the deck of the ark witnessing the wicked clinging to trees and rushing to higher ground to save themselves. He could not see with his natural eyes what God was doing as He executed judgment. The only light or revelation he received was from above. What is the lesson for us? Stop exposing yourself to video after video of people being beaten up, robbed, shops looted, buildings burned. It will plant fear in your heart and paralyze you spiritually. Look at the following verses that describe how to survive the everlasting burnings:
Isa 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling seizes the godless ones. [They cry] Who among us can dwell with that devouring fire? Who among us can dwell with those everlasting burnings? Isa 33:15 He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises gain from fraud and from oppression, who shakes his hand free from the taking of bribes, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes to avoid looking upon evil. Isa 33:16 [Such a man] will dwell on the heights; his place of defence will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; water for him will be sure. Isa 33:17 Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; [your eyes] will behold a land of wide distances that stretches afar.
The next five months will be full of news headlines, each one more shocking than the last. There will also be a significant increase in asteroids; remember the Lord gave me the month of Kislev as a marker for this increase. This Hebrew month begins on 17th November, 2 weeks after the election. The Spirit also highlighted 11th November, but I am not fully clear why. Given that it is the day on which both world wars officially ended, it is likely that something to do with the New World Order will take place on that day. No matter what the wicked are up to, what should we as the remnant be doing in these days? Jude has an answer for us:
Jud 1:20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up by your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, Jud 1:21 keep yourselves in the love of God, eagerly awaiting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to everlasting life. Jud 1:22 And pity some, making a distinction. Jud 1:23 But save others with fear, snatching them out of the fire, hating even the garment being stained from the flesh. Jud 1:24 Now to Him being able to keep you without stumbling, and to set you before His glory without blemish, with unspeakable joy; Jud 1:25 to the only wise God, our Savior, be glory and majesty and might and authority, even now and forever. Amen.
Keep in the forefront of your mind the same thing God is focusing on: 'the kingdoms of this world, they have become the kingdoms of our God and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever'. In Heaven this fact is settled already. Let His Kingdom come and let His will be done as it is in Heaven!
(pt 2 to follow)