On November 5th of 2020, this is what the Lord said to me,
“Babylon is coming, from the North.
You will be surprised by what is unearthed.
The United Nations will stake their claim
by building their house upon sand.
Monies exchanged will influence men,
and greed and gore will rip open the land.
Watch and see, what will come to be.
Carnality will succeed.
Humans will profane My great name,
and false prophecy will be exclaimed.
I will be taken out of government,
while the Tower of Babel is being rebuilt.
This time, I will allow men to destroy themselves,
and this time I will be bringing My judgment down.
You know me as the Lamb -
the Son of Man who came to redeem the world.
But you will see that I am King -
the Lion of Judah who will soon stake My claim!
You will have a time and a half to do My work,
and reconcile the hearts of men.
My ROAR will be heard all over the earth,
look and listen for My voice.
I am speaking in reverse.
The scroll is being unrolled,
to bring My Kingdom down from Heaven to earth.
No one knows the day or the hour -
Only the Father.
The harvest is ripe.
The workers are few.
Now get up and walk - and do My work!” (Get Up and Pick Up Your Mat)
I asked my Pastor what a time and half meant and he said, “One and a half years is 18 months. The number 18 in Hebrew is Chai and it means "To Come Alive". Not sure if that helps.”
So today on November 28th, 2020, I am writing this down to remind myself to look again in 1 and 1/2 years, during the month of May, 2022.
What could possibly happen then?
It doesn’t seem possible that we could be near the end.
I often wonder if my mind is playing tricks on me?
Could my imagination be telling its own story?
Maybe it’s possible that my addiction to scripture
is creating a mirage of what is to come.
But it seems so real when I’m spending time
conversing with the Lord.
It’s as if He is whispering in my ear
while leading me to understand his parables and revelation.
The year of 2020 brought so much clarity to who I am as a spirit being. At first it came as drops of rain, and then it expanding into a hail storm. Words began in December of 2019 right before The Year of Clarity. They came in the morning and dropped without warning, into my pen and onto my notepad.
Then I remember, in March of 2020, I asked the Lord to take His words away, right after Covid hit. At first it was cool to hear from Him, but then I realized that I would need to exhibit great submission.
What would the world think of me writing His warnings? What would people say when they heard me proclaiming the truth in love?
They would certainly think that I was crazy. I even thought I was!
And how would this affect my counseling business, or my job in the school district? What would they think if they saw my posts? Would they think I had gone off the deep end?
And what about my friends, or my family? Would they hate me? Would they disown me?
So the Lord honored my request, and for a short time, I did not hear from Him.
But then - I felt all alone. My world became quiet, and I broke down.
What had I done by choosing the fear of man over the fear of the Lord?
I repented and asked for God to forgive me. And I asked for even more humility. Help me Jesus to not worry about man. Help me Jesus to speak the truth in love.
The Lord immediately started to speak again, and I submitted myself fully under Him. Before the morning, His words were back, so I continued to write my blog, Breaking Strongholds.
At that time, lawlessness broke out, when a cop from Minnesota kneeled on George Floyd’s neck. An organization called BLM took the opportunity to raise their fist. They began dividing black and white people across America with a hidden mission to pursue sexual perversion, an assault on men, and a social governance of Marxism. We soon saw peaceful protests in the streets, turning into violent mobs who demanded justice.
Shortly after, we saw another violent outbreak, when the mob took over Portland. They issued an attack on the police, and once again, all in the name of social justice. It didn’t matter if it was black or white on the blue, the sole intent was to defund cops. Yes it is true we still have racism, where one color of skin seems to hate another. I just wish humans could stop looking at skin, and instead pay attention to the blood that runs through all of us.
At this time, the Lord gave me three poems that titled "Hanging in the Balance," "Magnetic Movement" and "Centrifuge." I’m still trying to figure them out, but I believe it has something to do with the center of the earth.
Oh my God! Holy Spirit - You did it again! I just looked up what this could mean. Wikipedia says, “In 1973, Andrew J. Woods, a physicist with Gulf Energy and Environmental Systems in San Diego, California, used a digital global map and calculated the coordinates on a mainframe system as 39°00′N 34°00′E, in modern-day Turkey, near the district of Kırşehir, Kırşehir Province, approx. 1,800 km north of Giza.” I can’t even begin to understand why the Lord continues to show me Turkey, and the possibility of a rising Caliphate.
So then, after writing these poems, we saw America divided in half, into the republicans and the democrats. I felt a demonic presence coming through the Media, Education and the Government, and it was real thick in the Democratic Party. This is when the Lord showed me "The Jezebel Cake" that I recorded in my blog on 9/16.
I also heard his "Roar" as he surveyed our land, and I heard him cry, “Oh, how the blood cries out!” Then he gave me a vision of the land, and I saw innocent blood shed from end to end.
Then I saw a Return event that happened in Washington, and it reminded me of what God said about the remnant. God gave me a vision in 2018 of the woman with blood who grabbed the hem of Jesus's robe. I heard him say, “I am wringing out my remnant for one drop of my blood covers a multitude of sin.”
So many Christians are rising up, ready to speak the truth in love as defenders of the faith. This was another call that I heard, in December of 2019. I heard you call your five-fold ministry instead of the church operating as a man of one. On March 11, 2020 the Lord gave me the poem, The World is MY Pulpit, and this is part of what he said, "Once again, they have made themselves a King! "One guy and his pulpit" has become the center of everything! Oh, how I grieve! Where is My body? (Where is my five-fold ministry?) Where are My apostles? Where are My prophets? Where are My pastors?
Where are My teachers? Where are My evangelists? The work of the ministry is not done by one. To edify the body and bring unity of faith everyone must come!
Then Jesus asked me to walk with him by writing poetic sermons as I followed him through the Book of Luke. During that time he showed me the East and said “this is the location from which I will come.” When I was done with Luke 24, you told me to prepare to open my mind. Then you directed me to the Book of Daniel through the prompting of a teaching by my pastor.
And this reminded me of Luke 12:49-59 that you gave me in March of 2020. "You can tell the weather patterns but you can’t tell the season of when the Lord is coming back” - “Do you not know I endured a terrible baptism?” “Don’t you see the division happening - between hard hearted men and the children of God?”
Then you reminded me of the warning you gave that described China, Italy and America. These three were given to me in March 2020, right before I asked you to stop giving me visions and dreams. You can read more about them in the blog entry titled, "The Wrath of God." Two of the countries were drowning in pride, but both came from two different kinds. China was following a communist dictator, while America had chosen a narcissistic ruler. Both were given authority to rule because of the culture and the people they served.
America, in particular, was described as "division of the dead who choose their pride instead of God" and Italy was described as "the land of the statutes of statues and the walking blind."
It wasn’t until the Summer of 2020 that I learned that Trump would find humility during the 2020 election. All men who turn to God’s sovereignty, through a heart of humility, will be restored and forgiven.
And thank you Jesus for forgiving me, it only took a moment to become sober-minded. I will no longer be afraid of man. I will pick up your cross and be long-suffering. And I will hold my sword and be a defender of the faith.
If I lose every person, then so be it. I choose to follow Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith.
In October of 2020, I decided not to move forward alone in my faith. I made a Facebook Maranatha page that was based in Authentic faith through the Words, "Lord Come."
Believers who pursue the Word of God through solo scripture, would help me stay accountable; and just maybe I could be a blessing to them, by spurring on their faith, and encouraging them to walk boldly and confidently in their God-given gifts.
In the first chapter of Daniel 1, God spoke to me about the North. “Pay attention to the north, this is an area that Abraham did not set up an altar, but he did so from the East, west and south." You can learn more about what I wrote in the blog post called Daniel 1: The North.
Then, on November 1st, the Lord gave me vision of a rectangle of green that took the shape of a flag. And as if I blinked my eyes, the next scene was filled with a crescent moon with a single star.
I almost forgot about the vision, but later on in the day, the Lord brought it right back. I asked a friend, another Woman of God, what she thought. Later that evening, she called me back. She said, “green with a white crescent moon and a star represented the original Ottoman Empire. Then, not too long right after that, another woman in the group sent me the very same thing.
Then I saw a podcast on the Caliphate, and I immediately knew that I had to watch it.
Then yesterday, I learned even more about the last Imam - who is believed to be in hiding, which is called “occultation.”
This is when the Lord reminded me of a time and a half, and I wondered, “Will May of 2022 be the time of the rising caliphate?”
Is this when the 12th Imam will try to create his global kingdom?
Will we see a rebirth of the Ottoman Empire and the Islamic nation?
Then I saw an image of a giant statue, but this time it was a giant shadow.
Is the twelver state actually an occult, that stands between the background and the foreground? Have the 12 sons of Ishmael, and the 12 Imams, attempted to block the light that only comes from God? Has Satan devised a plan for them to stand between God and the sons of Jacob? Has the truth been intricately twisted, so that it almost looks the same?
I believe we will see the Muslim nation growing in size, right before our very own eyes.
The beheading we saw in France is just a small taste of what people of the Christian faith can expect. We will see persecution rising up, even from the ones who call themselves Christians of love.
I believe we will see something resurrecting out of Turkey, and I believe they will be aided by the country of Iran. The North and the East of Jerusalem is where the Lord is telling me to look.
I also believe the United Nations will add powder to the Islamic gun. I keep hearing in my ear, “Do not trust them."
And all the while, America will proudly sit on their hands and smile, because they lack spiritual discernment. And if they speak, many will make it about American pride, instead of paying attention to the Middle East and the Land of Jacob.
The Lord says, “pay attention to magnetic magnitude and centrifuge. There is something churning and turning at the center of the earth.” And it feels like radiation or radioactivity is seeping out.”
The Lord took me back to the poems that I wrote but did not understand. In June 4th and June 6th of 2020, he gave me substance that I knew had meaning. It is only now that I see what the center of the earth actually means. I also now get what he meant when I said, “The outer spinner rotates around the inner spinner, but in the opposite direction. It opposes the first and is full of objection. The second is stubbornly slower than the first, but it is driven by ambitious thirst. It's mission is to oppose the inside light, and it does this by highlighting humanity’s plight. I see spinning wheels and the clicking of heels, and witchcraft veiling the truth revealed. I see confusion and illusion all around. I see stories being twisted by those who are allowed. I see denial and demise, and penetrating lies. I see hate and crime, and suspicious spies.” “I see friction in prediction, and contra indication. I see weak conviction and intense adulteration. I see redefinition and rationalization. I see magnetic pulls and devastation. I see bending down to iniquities, but I also see millions of hearts being set free. I see a dividing of souls, a plum line of sorts. A boundary that is divided by what it exhorts. I hear “Hemoglobin” and see crimson and white. I see gasping for breath, and oxygen taken from life. I see the bending of waves putting people in graves. I hear a crying generation wondering how it became enslaved. I see the angel telling Joseph to take Jesus and go, I hear “hide in Egypt until the blowing over of smoke.” “For the one who is opposed is coming for him, and he’s doing it through people like Herod the king.” “When all is safe, he will bring you back, to expose the truth and shout victorious!” “But in the midst of the twisted-ness, he is growing up the bold and courageous.” I see Satan stepping in with a big grin, firmly committed to suffocating men. I see super smart, slippery schemes playing off the loftiness of men’s dreams. In an effort to grab onto hope, the oppressed and possessed will reach out to grab Satan's rope. But when they pull, the truth will be revealed. He will laugh in their face and say, “Look at how easily you yield.” He will then look at Jesus and point down at you, and say, “This man is a fraud! He never knew you!” Jesus will know just what to say, when the accuser of the brethren makes his final play. In the heavenly court, where all are people are judged, Jesus will ask you, “How much did you trust?” "How much faith did you have?"
Before transitioning to Daniel Chapter 5, let me first summarize Chapters 1 through 4. It appears that Daniel the Jew served King Nebuchadnezzar for 43 years, from 605 BC to 562. He was indoctrinated into the Babylonian culture and made the chief magician of the land, but he held firm to his beliefs about the Most High God. During those days, Daniel grew in reputation and favor, much like Joseph did when he was sold into slavery and brought to Egypt. Daniel was not the only one taken into captivity, many men from Judaean nobility were indoctrinated as well. Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah were probably Daniel's closest friends, and they were renamed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego after Babylonian gods. All had abundant wisdom, and all had many skills, but Daniel had the special ability to interpret the meanings of visions and dreams.
King Nebuchadnezzar was described as being terrified and afraid of his dreams, and he sought out sorcerers to bring healing to his head. But only Daniel, as a vessel for God, was able to bring peace unto him. This ability to soothe a tormenting spirit also reminds me of David when he played the harp for King Saul. The gift of interpretation enabled Daniel to minister to the king, about the Most High God who lives in Heaven. When Daniel would reveal what his frightening dreams meant, the king would recognize God's greatness.
There are two dreams, described in Daniel Chapter 2 and Chapter 4, that almost caused Nebuchadnezzar to go striking mad. The first was about a giant statue of a man, and the second was about a tree of vitality that was cut down by a messenger of God.
The first dream, revealed in Daniel Chapter 2, is about a huge shiny statue, of a man, whose hardness goes up and his value goes down. His head of fine gold fades into silver at the arms and chest, and then turns into bronze at the belly and the thighs. The legs were made of iron, and the feet consisted of iron mixed with baked clay, and scripture says "the mixture of of iron and clay shows that these kingdoms will try to strengthen themselves by forming alliances with each other through intermarriage. But they will not hold together, as iron and clay do not mix." Daniel 2:42-43
In the dream, the king stood, and watched the statue crumble to it's defeat, as a rock that was cut from a mountain, not by human hands, was thrown at the feet. In my mind, I saw a spiritually dead person who developed there own earthly kingdom as an image of the statue man, and I immediately thought about Genesis 3:15, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” When they statue crumbled onto the threshing floor, so did every man and earthly kingdom that operated without the fear of the Lord. "Then the wind blew them away without a trace, like chaff on a threshing floor. But the rock that knocked the statue down became a great mountain that covered the whole earth."
What a great and terrible dream that must have been, to see what is described in Joel Chapter 2:1-11, "Blow the ram’s horn in Zion; sound the alarm on My holy mountain! Let all who dwell in the land tremble, for the Day of the LORD is coming; indeed, it is near--a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like the dawn overspreading the mountains a great and strong army appears, such as never was of old, nor will ever be in ages to come. Before them a fire devours, and behind them a flame scorches. The land before them is like the Garden of Eden, but behind them, it is like a desert wasteland - surely nothing will escape them. Their appearance is like that of horses, and they gallop like swift steeds, With a sound like that of chariots they bound over the mountaintops, like the crackling of fire consuming stubble, like a mighty army deployed for battle. Nations writhe in horror before them; every face turns pale. They charge like mighty men; they scale the walls like men of war. Each one marches in formation, not swerving from the course. They do not jostle one another; each proceeds in his path. They burst through the defenses, never breaking ranks. They storm the city; they run along the wall; they climb into houses, entering through windows like thieves. Before them the earth quakes; the heavens tremble. The sun and moon grow dark, and the stars lose their brightness. The LORD raises His voice in the presence of His army. Indeed, His camp is very large, for mighty are those who obey His command.
For the Day of the LORD is great and very dreadful."
Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar that the dream is true and it’s meaning is trustworthy. And this reminded me of what Jesus said to John in Revelation Chapter 21 when He showed him Mount Zion coming down. "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega - the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children. “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
The dream interpretation also made me think of Hebrews 12, when the author reminds the faithful to listen to God. He says "to the assembly of God’s firstborn children whose names are written in Heaven; to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant of forgiveness through his sprinkled blood." And all of this happens on the Mount Zion where the heavenly city of Jerusalem is located. It is said that "when God spoke from Mount Sinai His voice shook the earth but now he makes another promise. Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens - all of creation will be shaken and removed so the only unshakable things remain.” Hebrews 12:28 says, “since we are receiving a kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire.”
Isn't it beautiful how God gives everyone a chance to be saved from the Valley of the Shadow of Death? Perhaps the purgatory that Catholics speak of is actually our life, here on this earth? From what I read, our time on this earth seems to be the testing place that confirms our faith, before being established to a life of eternity, or to a second eternal death.
So, let me get back to the dream. It’s hard to believe that in Daniel chapter 3, Nebuchadnezzar built a gold statue of himself despite Daniel's interpretation of the gold-headed statue in Chapter 2. The statue he made stood 90 feet tall and he sent a decree to the people of all races, nations and languages across the land to bow down when they heard the sound of music pouring out. But Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to worship him or his gods, so Nebuchadnezzar became furious, and commanded that they be thrown into a blazing furnace.
The king jumped with amazement when he looked and saw four men unbound, walking around in the fire unharmed, and the fourth look like a God.” Immediately the king demanded that they be released, and was astonished to see the three come out in one piece. They walked out of the furnace without a slight burn, not a hair on their head was singed. Their clothing was not scorched, and they did not even smell like smoke. The king of Babylon then acknowledged their God as a great rescuer of men; and he even promoted them to higher positions in the province of Babylon. But Nebuchadnezzar still did not submit to God's full authority probably because the Mesopotamian religion was polytheistic. With over 2,000 deities, it probably did not register that there was only one true God.
The second dream Nebuchadnezzar had is told in Daniel chapter 4, and this dream totally frightened him. Yet, it was transformative. The king saw a tree. A tree that was lush green - vibrant, thriving and promising. It’s branches produced the most nourishing fruit, and it's leaves provided shade for the animals from intense heat. The king was totally at peace while admiring the tree until he saw a messenger come down from Heaven. The messenger shouted “cut down the tree and lop of its branches, shake off its leaves and scatter its fruit! Chase the animals from its shade, and the birds from its branches. But leave the stump and its roots in the ground, bound with a band of iron and bronze and surrounded by tender grass. Now let him be drenched with the dew of Heaven, and let him live with the animals of the field among the plants of field. For 7 periods of times, let him have the mind of a wild animal instead of the mind of a human. For this has been decreed by the messengers (watchers); it is commanded by the holy ones, so that everyone may know that the Most High rules over the kingdoms of the world. He gives them to anyone he chooses, even to the lowliest of people.” Daniel 4:14-17
Once again, the king called for Belteshazzar, originally known as Daniel, to interpret the meaning of it. Upon hearing the dream Daniel was overcome for a time, frightened by the meaning. But the king encouraged him not to be afraid and to proceed with the interpretation. Daniel replied it was a foreshadow of what was to come - that King Nebuchadnezzar would be driven from human society and would live in the fields with the wild animals. He told the king that he would eat grass like an ox, and would be drenched with the dew of heaven for seven periods of time. Then Daniel pleaded with his Majesty, and said “Please except my advice stop singing and do what is right break from your wicked past and be merciful to the poor perhaps you will continue to prosper.”
Twelve months later, while the king was walking on his roof top of his royal place, admiring the city that was built by his own power, a voice called down from heaven - "O King Nebuchadnezzar, this message is for you! You are no longer ruler of this kingdom." "That same hour the judgment was fulfilled, and Nebuchadnezzar was driven from human society." Daniel 4:33
Daniel 4 ends with the Babylonian king regaining his sanity. After 7 periods of time, which was probably 7 years, the king looks to Heaven to acknowledge the Most High God. Scripture says in Daniel 4:34-35, "I praised and worshipped the Most High and honored the one who lives forever. His rule is everlasting, and his kingdom is eternal. All the people of the earth are nothing compared to Him. He does as he pleases among the angels of heaven and among the people of the earth. No one can stop him or say to him, "What do you mean by doing these things?" Nebuchadnezzar was reinstated as the King when he learned that the Most High God is able to humble the proud.
As I laid my eyes on Daniel Chapter 5, I noticed that it begins with the words, “Many years later King Belshazzar gave a great feast for 1,000 of his noble men, and he drank wine with them.” So I had to know, how many years later did Belshazzar become king, after Nebuchadnezzar died, and what happened in between?
I found out through an internet search that Belshazzar became king in the year 553 BC, nine years after Nebuchadnezzar died. In between there were four other Babylonian kings , and two of them were assassinated. The four were named Evil-Marodach, Neriglissar, Laborosarchad, and Nabonidus - who reigned until he was taken over by Darius the Mede. But it’s interesting to note that nowhere in history, according to my Google search, is Darius recognized as becoming the king, except in the Book of Daniel. Everywhere else the history books say that Cyrus the Great became king when Persian empire conquered them. And it appears, just from skipping ahead, that King Cyrus of Persia is not even mentioned until Daniel Chapter 10.
Could the Medes and the Persians be the feet of the statue that appeared in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream? Who are the modern day Medes and Persians anyway?
I just looked it up. Medes is present day Iran and Persia is too. We’re they one in the same? Why are they separated in the Bible? So I did a deeper dive and it appears that the Medes and the Persians were two different Iranian people groups. It appears the Medes were ruled first, until Cyrus the Great led an uprising against his grandfather, the Median King. And this is when the empire changed from the Median Empire to the Persian Empire, also known as the Achaemenid Empire.
So the Holy Spirit has been guiding me to pay attention to the North and to the East. I firmly believe that my assignment on this earth is to stand guard as a watchman. He gave me a vision on the boardwalk in 2016 - where He lifted me from the pit, walked me to the tent, and opened the door - to the brightest of lights. In my vision I became a part of it, and it felt so transcendent. Before I knew it, I was back on the boardwalk dressed in warriors clothes, with a sword in hand. I was placed on the right side of the boardwalk, facing the East. I knew in my heart, without a doubt, that my job was to stand guard over the swamp. About a year later, the Lord gave me another vision, this time I was standing on a watchtower, as it was swiftly being built. I looked over a valley of dry bones, and felt the breath of a demon. In my vision, I saw a dog that had the characteristics of a spider. I rebuked it and told it to leave, using the authority of Jesus's name, and it went away. Some of you may think I am completely crazy, no doubt, I thought it myself! But the more my eyes go to and fro, taking in every Word of God, I become more and more grounded in my faith, and become more sure of what my purpose is on this earth.
Also let me just mention that when I was doing poetic sermons of the Book of Luke, the Lord showed me the Israelites entering the promised land from the East of Jordan to the West Bank. This is also the direction that Jesus came, when he came down from the Mount of Olives into the city of Jerusalem. "East of Jerusalem" has been coming up for me, as has the “North of Jerusalem." Jerusalem is the location, and "east" and "north" of it are the directions that I am to look.
The current Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran mandates that the official religion of Iran is Shia Islam, and 85% believe in the Twelver faith. The term "Twelver" refers to its adherents' belief in twelve divinely ordained Muslim leaders, known as the 12 Imams. They believe that the last Imam, a messianic figure known as the Mahdi - a cultivated male descendant of the Islamic Prophet Muhammed - has already been born and went into hiding. And one day, when he emerges, he will establish a global Islamic state. The hiding is known as occultation.
I just found out on Wikipedia, that "an occultation is an event that occurs when one object is hidden by another object that passes between it and the observer. The term is often used in astronomy, but can also refer to any situation in which an object in the foreground blocks from view an object in the background." I also learned that "the word occult has its roots in the Latin occultus, meaning “hidden or secret.” It does not surprise me one bit, that Satan would twist God's truth, and prescribe a pill, based off the birth of Ishmael, to shadow the 12 sons of Israel.
What a scary thing to think - that this supernatural, spiritual belief could be the bones of the statues feet. Honestly, I do not know for sure, but I am thankful for God's Word and Holy Spirit to guide me into all truth.
Lord, help me to see. Please continue to increase my faith. My only desire is to walk with you, into the truth, and to show your love, to all people groups.
This morning I decided to take a break from Daniel to acknowledge the letter of Jude. Holy Spirit led me here after reading a Facebook post that said, "May God's mercy, peace and love cascade over you. Jude 1:2" I thought, "What a beautiful word to hear so early in the day" but then Holy Spirit nudged me and said, "That is the greeting I extend to prepare hearts and minds to hear the truth."
So like a good student who has learned to listen, I followed His lead with obedience. I looked to the prophets of the Old Testament and wondered where the Book of Jude was. I stumbled around for just a minute, then Holy Spirit said, "It's the last book of the New Testament right before John's revelation." So I flipped to Jude, with eager intent, expecting to hear a new revelation - and that is exactly what Holy Spirit did.
In between the greeting and the salutation of Jude, which abundantly expresses God's beautiful grace, was the truth - the danger of false teachers and a call to remain faithful. Jude, my brother in Christ; another slave to the King of Righteousness and the Father of Forgiveness. Oh, how I wish Jude and I were standing face to face. I would tell him I understand how hard it is to be a slave of God - having to speak the truth in love despite what the world says. Being a follower of Christ is not following the sugar-coated message that so many these days seem to proclaim. Being a servant of the Lord is hard which is why I now understand why my life verse is Hebrews 12. It requires patient endurance and long-suffering, and constant correction through divine alignment and a spirit of humility. It requires a child-like faith that no man can take, and a willingness to keep our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. It is true - no discipline is enjoyable while it is happening. In fact, it is very painful. But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest on the Mountain of Zion - where the heavenly city of Jerusalem has established God's firstborn children whose names are written into the Book of the Lamb.
This morning I am in awe, just as I was before, when I saw how many times David wrote about God's unfailing love and faithfulness in his poems and songs recorded in the Book of Psalms. "Grace" and "Truth" have the same meanings as "Unfailing love" and "faithfulness." Let me show you what I mean:
John 1:14 says, "the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:17 says, "For the law was given through Moses, but God's grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." The Greek word for "grace" is "charis" which means "good will, loving kindness and favor" and "a Holy Spirit influence that turns a person to Christ and strengthens them in their faith." When "grace" is translated into Hebrew it is the word "checed" which means "goodness and mercy and faithfulness"; "to take pity on a wretched thing." How beautiful is this? Isaiah 64:6 says, "we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." Yet, God shows mercy on us because while we remain unfaithful, he remains faithful.
The Greek word for "truth" is "alethia" which objectively means "respecting God and the execution of his purposes through Jesus Christ, and opposing the superstitions of the Gentiles and the inventions of the Jews, and the corrupt opinions and precepts of false teachers even among Christians." Subjectively, "alethia" means "to seek the truth; a candor of mind which is free from affection, pretense, simulation, falsehood and deceit." The Hebrew word for "truth" is "emith" which means to remain stable and firm in God's faithfulness - a true doctrine of testimony and judgment that stems from divine instruction. And get this - the root word for "emith" is "Aman" - a final declaration of belief that says "so be it."
The words written by Jude, a true servant of the Lord, is a beautiful book that speaks to God's grace and truth, and it's perfectly placed towards the end of scripture. I know that I will never forget it!
When Jesus unveiled the scripture to his disciples, the followers of the Way, found in Luke 24:44, He said this, "These are my words, which I spoke to you being still with you, that all things having been written concerning Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms, must be fulfilled." This is also confirms for me what is written in Hebrews 12 when the writer says, "Make sure that no one is immoral or godless like Esau, who traded his birthright as the firstborn son for a single meal. You know that afterward, when he wanted his father's blessing, he was rejected. It was too late for repentance, even though he begged with with bitter tears." Hebrews 12:16-17
Modern-day society calls evangelical Christians "conservative and right-wing" because they hold fast to the truth and do not want to change it. I declare that any Christian who does not believe in evangelism is not a true follower of Christ at all. Jesus's final words was to go and make fishers of men. His final word was not to twist the truth by loving all men through social justice and political reformation. It was "to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the the age." Matthew 28:19 Humanity often gets it wrong because we rely on our own wisdom. We allow pride to fill our eyes and we attempt to rationalize our own truths. We often forget what Jesus said, "teach them to obey everything I have commanded."
Jude - oh, beautiful Jude. How wonderfully you declare the truth! I, too, am much like you! I planned to write about salvation through God's mercy and grace, but the Lord has pressed upon me something else. Holy Spirit continues to press on me the urgency to defend the faith that God has entrusted to us - his Holy people. I say this because ungodly people have wormed their way into our churches, saying that God's marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Jude 1:4
In the past, cities who condoned immorality and sexual perversion were destroyed by fire as a warning of the eternal fire of God's judgment. Jude 1:7
In the same way, these people who claim authority from their dreams - who live immoral lives, defy authority, and scoff at supernatural beings. But even Michael, one of the mightiest of the angels, did not dare accuse the devil of blasphemy. He simply said, "The Lord rebukes you!" Jude 1:8-9 This is surely one of the things I find very interesting today. So many self-proclaimed prophets who scream and shout at the devil, "in the name of Jesus, get out." Then I think of King Nebuchadnezzar who was given the mind of an ox until he found favor with God. Jude 1:10-11 says, "Like unthinking animals, they do whatever their instincts tell them, and so they bring about their own destruction. What sorrow awaits them! For they follow the footsteps of Cain, who killed his brother. Like Balaam, they deceive people for money. And like Korah, they perish in their rebellion."
Jude continues to talk about "shameless shepherds who only care about themselves - they are like clouds blowing over the land without giving any rain. They are like trees in autumn that are doubly dead, for they bear no fruit and have been pulled up from the roots." Pride can absolutely look like love when a Christian does not share the truth. It's a permissive way to tolerate the spirit of Jezebel while trying to keep one foot connected the Spirit of God.
Finally, after speaking against false teachers and prophets, Jude reminds the apostles of Christ to follow the Spirit of Truth by upholding God's character of both mercy and grace.
"But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy - to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen." Jude 1:17-25
While the assignment the Lord has given to the members of the body may be different, the message must remain the same - the Truth in Love must be spoken for that is what the HEAD of the Church says.
"Daniel chapter 4 is about a tree -
a tree so tall, so great and grand,
that every eye could see.
It’s branches - strong and mature.
It’s leaves - lush and green.
It’s fruit - vibrant and nourishing.
It’s presence - hopeful and promising.
In Daniel 4, the tree represents
the King of Babylon
who ruled on the earth
during the Golden Kingdom,
but my guess
is that it goes much deeper
than this -
could the tree also be
a symbol for humanity?
A humanity who was ejected
from the Garden of Eden
and later destroyed
by the great flood,
only to return
and build the Tower of Babel
under the direction of Nimrod?
Nimrod was the original ruler of Shinar,
which is the ancient city of Babylon.
He was first mentioned in Genesis 10,
in the scripture called “The Table of Nations”
Nimrod was a great grandson of Noah
who came from the line of Ham.
It’s interesting to note
that the Hebrew meaning of Nimrod
a person who goes against God.
But its also interesting to see
was to be a Great Hunter,
the best there ever was!
It’s strange to think
of the possibility
that this kind of hunter
can tell that scent of a man -
and bring out the rebellion in him.
The Holy Spirit did it again!
I am in awe of His wisdom
and so thankful
that I am finally
on the good side of Him!
His Spirit brings
so much illumination to His Word.
Can you imagine?
Babylon actually working for God!
And the spirit of this mighty hunter
is still on the hunt
to bring out
the rebellion of men.
without the approval of God!
No host of heaven
has dominion -
not even the prince of the world,
the earthly beast - the dragon!
So I asked God,
"How does this spirit do this?"
"How does the spirit of Babylon
get a body of humans,
from many different ages,
and many different nations,
and many different kingdoms,
to come together as one body -
a gathering of United Nations,
to rebel against the Most High God?
And the Lord showed me Genesis 11
"This is exactly how it’s done."
We see a united human race,
under the guise
of unity and peace,
to erect a building
in an attempt to reach
the Heavenly place.
The human desire to be like God
is what leads their minds and hearts.
Their pride is the mortar
that binds them together,
and their hardened hearts
are the bricks of baked clay.
The Lord says,
"I see the intent of the heart.
I know the light from the dark.
I see dead men working hard,
to build their own kingdom,
on their own foundation.
But it won't last long.
Unless they fall on their face,
and seek My mercy and grace,
they will be defamed."
Could it be true?
Is it possible that the statue
of the human being
seen in Nebuchadnezzar dream,
is really a vision
of a rebellious humanity?
Could the changing of metals
turning into minerals,
from gold to silver to bronze,
slowly fading and decaying
into iron and baked clay,
be the withering away
of the human race?
Could the stone being cut
from the mountain,
not made by human hands,
discussed in Daniel Chapter 2,
be God in the flesh,
coming down from Heaven,
to bring His power and might
into the earth,
to cause humanity to fall on it's face,
and understand the true essence of God?
Could the statue be
who has made a false image of himself?
Could the number of the beast be 666?
A completed false image
covered in silver and gold -
a spiritually dead man
who believes he's alive?
Is it possible
that the threshing floor
is filled with human chaff
that will disappear in the wind?
Is this revelation
true and trustworthy?
I believe it is.
The Lord has given me
the scripture Luke 12:49-59
as a sign of the time.
He came to endure
a terrible baptism,
and He is in the process
of dividing men.
Sadly, we will see
the division happening
in our own families,
and with our own friends.
the Lord has been giving me warning
about the heart and soul
behind the United Nations.
Honestly, I know nothing about them.
But I hear God saying,
"Do not trust them,
even though it appears
that they are bringing
peace and prosperity
into the land ."
since we are talking about humanity,
we are probably a branch of this tree -
so we should be careful
of making ourselves
a king or a queen of prosperity.
is part of the human flesh -
it's easy to get tangled
in this web of deceit.
become a humble servant
and follow in the footsteps
of Jesus Christ.
Pick up His cross
and walk forward for Him.
Remember, the king's dream
turned from peaceful to frightening,
in an instant.
the Most High God came,
and cut down the tree,
right at its stump,
and left the roots in the ground.
The branches fell
and destroyed what lied beneath,
and the lush leaves withered away.
The animals ran and lost their shade,
and the fruit fell from the tree and decayed.
Feast became famine;
and peace begot war;
health became plagued
and virgins became whores.
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
a light from the shadows shall spring;
renewed shall be blade that was broken,
and the crownless again shall be king.”
“In the visions I saw while lying in bed, I looked, and there before me was a holy one, a messenger, 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 messengers, the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes and sets over them the lowliest of people."
Daniel 4:13-17 NIV
The holy one
who came from heaven
said leave the stump
and the roots in the ground,
and bind it with a band
of iron and bronze,
and surround it with tender grass,
so that it can be drenched
with the dew of heaven.
Let the man who rebels against God,
live with the wild animals
among the plants of the fields,
for seven periods of time,
and let him have the mind of wild animals
instead of the mind of humans.
And after the set time,
while alive on this earth,
that man will have to make a choice.
Will he turn His eyes to Heaven
and acknowledge the Most High God?
Will he accept God’s mercy and grace
and accept the blood of Christ
through a repentant heart?
Or will he continue to live with the oxen,
pretending to be an animal like them,
and choose to be his own representative,
standing alone before Christ,
to advocate for himself,
for the sins he committed
while living in the flesh,
upon the earth?
Do you not know
that every knee will bow.
Every man of every nation will stand
in the heavenly court
of the Most High God,
and Satan will be there,
as the accuser of men.
But for God's holy people,
who have hired Jesus
as their advocate,
they will receive a verdict
of "Not Guilty"
and the promise is this -
because the blood of the Lamb
has blotted out all of our sin,
we will stand before the Lord,
not as crimson red,
but as white as snow.
We know through John’s Revelation,
that every person of the world
is NOT written into the Lamb’s Book of Life.
Many will perish
because of their rebellion,
under the false pretense
of peace and prosperity,
and a genuine love for humanity.
Revelation 13:8 says,
"All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast - all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world."
Revelation 20:10 says,
"And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever." And Revelation 20:15 says, "Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire."
Daniel 4:26-27 says,
“The command to leave the stump of the tree with its roots means that your kingdom will be restored to you when you acknowledge that Heaven rules. Therefore, Your Majesty, be pleased to accept my advice: Renounce your sins by doing what is right, and your wickedness by being kind to the oppressed. It may be that then your prosperity will continue.”
We see in Daniel 4:34-37
that even the King of Babylon
gains reverential fear of the Lord
through great humility,
“At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation. All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?” At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne and became even greater than before. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.”
May this poem be a blessing
to the hearts of all who read it.
I pray the Lord will open your ears to hear it.
Yesterday I was looking at a post that was about the politics of "us vs. them." I hate to say it, but I am in total agreement. There is a division happening throughout the land. But while some believe it's about Democrats and Republicans, the Lord is showing me a completely different kind of plan. The Lord gave me warning in March of 2020, and took me to Luke Chapter 12, verses 49-59, as an indicator for this very time.
"Do you think I have come bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other." He then proceeds to tell how this will happen. He says, "Families will be split apart, three in favor of me, and two against. Fathers will be divided against son and son against father; mother against daughter and daughter against mother; and mother-in-law against daughter-in-law."
It breaks my heart to see any division happening, and it's scary to think that Jesus would want any of this to happen. But since the poem "2020 - The Year of Clarity" the Lord has been revealing to me that pruning is happening. A tree that does not bear fruit nor faithfully reproduce - will be cut down and dug up at it's roots; but the tree that bears spiritual fruit will remain rooted in His love.
Today, I received another Word from God. He said, "Compare 1 John 4 to Chapters 12 and 13 in Revelation. This is where you will see the difference between the children of God and people of the World." So, I followed Holy Spirit instructions.
1 John 4 says,
"Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world. This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God. But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here. But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world's viewpoint, and the world listens to them. But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception."
So, here is what I learned about God in this passage. There are two kinds of spirits in this world. The Spirit of Truth which comes from God, and the spirit of deception which comes from the Antichrist. The Spirit of God testifies to Jesus Christ as God himself coming to earth, in a real body - who was born, died, resurrected and is coming back again!
The spirit of deception, on the other hand, denies that God himself lived as a man. The children of God understand that God has already overcome this world, and believe that the Spirit who lives in them is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. And sadly, the people who belong to this world, speak from the world's point of view and they listen to each other's worldly perspectives. The people of God listen to the people of God because they know that the Holy Spirit lives inside of them.
Revelation 12 also speaks to this. The dragon, known as Satan, waged war against God in Heaven, and Michael and his angels forced Satan and his angels out, and they were thrown to earth. The dragon "is the deceiver of the whole world, and he accuses the brethren before God day and night." But the children of God defeat Satan by the blood of the lamb and by their testimony of Jesus himself. Revelation 12:17-18 says, "And the dragon was angry at the woman and declared war against the rest of her children-all who keep God's commandments and maintain their testimony for Jesus. Then the dragon took his stand on the shore beside the sea."
Revelation 13 addresses the Beast of the Sea and the Beast of the Earth, and how they both come to gain power and control over all of humanity. I spoke more about this yesterday, in my poem on Daniel 3, so for today, I will focus in on this:
"And the beast was allowed to wage war against God's holy people and to conquer them. And he was given authority to rule over every tribe and people and language and nation. And all the people who belong to this world worshiped the beast. They are the ones whose names were NOT written in the Book of Life that belongs to the Lamb who was slaughtered. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand. Anyone who is destined for prison will be taken to prison. Anyone destined to die by the sword will die by the sword. This means that God's holy people must endure persecution patiently and remain faithful."
You see...there is a division happening. There are people of the world who are not written into the Book of Life, are being divided from the children of God who believe in what His word says. And the only difference that I can really see between the two of them, is if they have ears and are willing to listen and understand.
Revelation 13:9-10 says, "Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand. Anyone who is destined for prison will be taken to prison. Anyone destined to die by the sword will die by the sword." This verse also shows us that God already knows what someone plans.
Now, I want to encourage you with this: If you are reading this, and your ears are perking up, then that means there is still hope! The Lord is calling all of His Children to hear his voice only, and not pay attention to the voice of the enemy.
"People of all races, nations and languages - listen to the King's demands. When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes, and other musical instruments, bow to the ground to worship King Nebuchadnezzar's gold statue. Anyone who refuses to obey will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace." Daniel 3:5-6
Yes. The King of Babylon was a prideful man who built himself a statue of gold that stood 9 feet wide and 90 feet tall. He demanded that everyone bow down and worship him when the sound of music entered their heads. And if they didn't, they would be thrown into the fiery furnace.
But, let us not forget. This is only an earthly foreshadowing of what is to come.
Revelation 13 says there are two beasts that are coming, one from the sea and one from the earth, and both will bring division to men. The first beast will rise from the sea, and will tout seven horns of blasphemy. The dragon will give him his power, throne and great authority.
It will appear that one of seven heads is wounded, but then, everyone will watch the head be healed. The whole world will marvel, and everyone will pledge allegiance to the beast of the sea. The beast of the sea will be allowed to speak great blasphemies against God. He will have full authority for 42 months, and be allowed to wage war against God's holy people. All the people OF THE WORLD will worship the beast of the sea. But, there will be an eternal cost for their decision.
"They are the ones whose names were NOT written in the Book of Life that belongs to the Lamb who was slaughtered BEFORE the world was made." Revelation 13:8 "This means that God's holy people must endure persecution patiently and remain faithful." Revelation 13:10
The second beast that will rise up from the earth will be even worse than the first. He is the dragon who directly opposes God. He has two horns that look like a lamb, but speaks with the voice of a dragon. He exercises all authority over the beast of the sea. He astounds with all kinds of miracles, and loves to be the center of attention. He will order a statue be made of the Beast of the Sea who speaks seven blasphemies against God. "There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers."
Church - do we already see this? Has the deception already began? Revelation 13:15-17 says, "He was then permitted to give life to this statue so that it could speak, and command everyone be given the mark of the beast on the right hand or on the forehead."
"Without the mark, no one could buy or sell."
"The mark of the beast is either the name of the beast or the number representing him."
Could it be that 666 is the name of a man who has been totally blasphemous against God? Could it be that God has totally abandoned him? Does it mean there is no heaven for him? And what about the mark required to buy and sell? Is that dependent on our currency to live? Will we put money above all else? Will we serve money instead of God? Will greed and submission be grabbed by our hand? Will we place a chip into our forehead? So many questions are coming up for me. I will continue to ask God for wisdom in this.
But my love - do not despair! Babylon is fallen! And while she made all the nations of the world drink the wine of immorality, she has NOT won! Anyone who worships the beast and his statue or who accepts the mark of the beast on the hand or the forehead will drink from the wine of God's anger. Revelation 14:9-10
Seven angels were holding the seven last plagues, which would bring God's wrath to completion. I saw before me what seemed to be a glass sea mixed with fire. And on it stood all the people who had been victorious over the beast and his statue and the number representing his name. They were holding harps that God had given them. And they were singing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb:
"Great and marvelous are your works, O Lord God, the Almighty. Just and true are your ways O King of the nations. Who will not fear you, Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous deeds have been revealed." Revelation 15:1-4
It astounds me how good our God is. He gives us a taste of the pride of Babylon through the prophet Daniel. He showed us the statue in Nebuchadnezzar's dream, and how the ROCK cut from the mountain made it coming tumbling down. Then he showed us how faithful men are saved by Him.
King Nebuchadnezzar said, "I will give you one more chance to bow down and worship the statue that I have made when you hear the sound of the instrument. But if you refuse, you will be immediately thrown into the blazing furnace."
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego said, "We do not need to defend ourselves before you. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. But even if he doesn't, we want to make it clear to you, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up."
Then Daniel 3 says that the king threw them into the fire that heated up to be seven times hotter. He ordered some of his strongest men to bind them and throw them in with their clothes and their turbans. But suddenly, the king jumped with amazement and said, "Didn't we tie up three men and throw them into the furnace?" "Look! I see four men, unbound, walking around in the fire unharmed! And the fourth looks like a god!"
Nebuchadnezzar came close to the door of the furnace and shouted, "Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come out!" And when the men came out, "not a hair on their heads was singed, and their clothing was not scorched. They didn't even smell of smoke!" Daniel 3:27
Even this king finally knew what was true. He said, "If any people, whatever their race or nation or language, speak a word against the God of hadrach, Meshach and Abednego, they will be born torn limb from limb, and their houses will be turned into heaps of rubble. There is no other god who can rescue like this!" Daniel 3:29
God is good! Let's each pick up our harps and play for him.
My first thought when reading Daniel Chapter 2 is that King Nebuchadnezzar was mentally ill. Scripture says, “His mind was troubled and he could not sleep” mostly because he had difficult dreams. As a therapist, I quickly thought, “I wonder what other symptoms he had, and I wonder what a biopsychosocial evaluation would show?”
With a desire to complete a thorough evaluation, I read ahead to Chapter 4. I saw that he was afraid, and had visions and dreams, that terrified him. Today, I would say, that he exhibited nightmares and hallucinations. Then I saw in Daniel 2 that he summoned magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what his dreams meant. But when they asked him to tell the dream, he refused. He clearly showed symptoms of oppositional defiance.
He replied with “If you do not tell me what my dream was and interpret it, I will have to cut you into pieces and your houses turned into piles of rubble. But if you tell the dream and explain it, you will received from me gifts and rewards and great honor. So tell me the dream and interpret it for me.”
My God! Not only did he struggle with potential Schizophrenia, but he also showed intense aggression, violent behavior and characteristics of a Psychopath! Then later on, I also learned, that he exhibited abundant narcissism!
Eventually he had a complete mental breakdown and withdrew from humans to become an ox and live with the oxen!
If this were to happen today, in these modern days of mental illness and psychiatric disorders, I would definitely need to refer him to a Crisis Stabilization Unit to see a Psychiatrist so that he could get on psychotropic medication.
But in Daniel 4, verse 34, it says, “At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes towards heaven, and my sanity was restored.”
Holy shit! Can you imagine it? A repentant heart who looks to God for hope? In an instant of being convicted, he experienced a complete change of mindset!
I wonder, "How did Nebuchadnezzar know to do this?" He did not have access to scripture!
Daniel 2 says, “When the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers told him it was too difficult to reveal the dream to him, the King became furious and ordered their execution.” Not only them, but all the wise men of Babylon!
Can you believe it? One word wrong, and everyone’s gone!
“So the decree was issued to put the wise men to death, and men were sent to look for Daniel and his friends to put them to death.” But thank God! When Daniel found out, he went to the king and asked for permission to interpret the dream.
But before he did, he turned to his friends and asked them to pray for him.
“He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning the mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed.”
During the night, the mystery was revealed in a vision, then Daniel praised the God of heaven.
When he got up, he asked to see the king, and was identified as “the man exiled from Judah who can tell the king what his dream means.”
When the king asked if Daniel could reveal and interpret the dream, Daniel said, “No wise man, enchanter, magicians or diviner can explain to the king the mystery he has asked about, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.”
Then Daniel began to speak,
“As Your Majesty was lying there, your mind turned to things to come, and the revealer of mysteries showed you what is going to happen.”
Then Daniel explained he only knows, because the Lord his God told him so.
Then Daniel described the statue he saw that was enormous and awesome in appearance. “The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron and its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay.”
Then Daniel shared that he saw Nebuchadnezzar nearby, watching a stone being cut from the rock - and then thrown at the statue’s foot. All the pieces came tumbling down, and became like chaff on the threshing ground. And after that, the wind swept it away without even leaving a trace.
“But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth.”
Amen and Halleluiah! Daniel proceeded to reaffirm Nebuchadnezzar! He declared that the God of heaven had given Nebuchadnezzar power and dominion.
Daniel told the king that he represented the head of gold, and then he proceeded to explain the kingdoms of silver and bronze. Daniel then said that the iron legs represented a kingdom that would break and crush everything.
Then he explained that the Last Kingdom would come when the world saw a divided nation, but that would lead to the Glory Days!
Then Daniel proceeded to say, “And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.”
“In that time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands – a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces.” Daniel 2:44-45
That is when Daniel put a stamp on his interpretation, and sent it with love to Nebuchadnezzar.
He said, “The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is TRUE and its interpretation is TRUSTWORTHY.”
This is when the king fell prostrate before Daniel, and paid him honor and ordered that an offering and incense be presented to him.
The king said, “Surely YOUR GOD is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery.”
It was then that the king found favor with Daniel, and his God – but unfortunately, as we will see in the rest of the story, Nebuchadnezzar’s pride had not yet left him.
So, in the end, my professional opinion is this – King Nebuchadnezzar was completely fucked! He had every mental illness known to mankind, and he searched for relief from demonic spirits who came through false men.
That is, until he met Daniel.
God enabled Daniel to see visions and dreams, and gave him the ability to understand their meanings. Daniel had access to God’s wisdom and was able to share that with Nebuchadnezzar.
But while the king was given some relief, his pride kept him from fully experiencing God. He was not any different from other men, like King Saul who found relief only when David played the harp for him.
But in the end, we see the king experiencing sanity. My guess it’s because Daniel planted the seed, that when you are mentally broken and incomplete, look to the God of heaven for your sanity!
On November 2nd, while in the shower, I saw a flash of green followed by a white crescent moon, which stood on the right, and a white star, which stood on the left. In my mind, I saw that it was a flag.
Three days ago, on November 4th, I wrote a poem called “One Nation Under Humans.” In that poem I heard the Lord say we will have “a time and a half.” When I asked my Pastor what “a time and half meant” he said it was 18 months. Then he said that 18 in Hebrew is the word “Chai” which means “to come alive.”
Then early this morning, on November 7th, I woke up with the word “Resurrection” in my head. I wrote a post on my Facebook page, stating this. I thought it was in relation to the resurrection of Trump, due to the ballot watermarks, but now, after watching a video that my friend Cynthia sent me, I’m wondering if God is giving me a much bigger warning.
Could we be seeing the resurrection of the 5th Caliphate?
Today, on the morning of November 7th, after waking up and getting my tea, I watched the video on the FAI app that Cynthia recommended to me. It is called “Turkish Caliphate Rising – The Revival of the Islamic State.”
So here are my questions, and what I learned.
Could the Ottomon Empire be rising up? Is a new Caliphate waking up?
Is there a deep state in the United States that is loyal to the ambitions of Turkey?
Are the Last Days coming to pass in the land of the Middle East?
Will nations and governments participate in this? Will the roads lead to Jerusalem?
In 1918-1920 is when the Spanish Influenza broke out.
The world came out of hiding and isolation.
In the “Roaring 20’s” an economic boom took place, until the 30’s when the world economy collapsed.
Hitler took this time create his claim, and wiped out most of the Jews from the land.
Now we are in 2020, almost a century has passed.
Yet, history has not changed. There will be another man who will take advantage of this.
Has anyone put eyes on the Turkish Caliphate? Has anyone asked who has connections with him?
Is there an opportunity to acquire a global political economic position resulting from Covid-19?
I interject here to say that on November 4th the Lord told me we have “a time and a half.”
Will there be a rise of the Jihad? Will there be a rise in Islam?
What is the mindset of these martyrs? Will they battle in Mohammed’s name?
Who the heck is Mohammed, and where the heck did he come from?
Why did he hate the Jews so much? Why did he hate the Christians?
Why are they really mandated by God to kill anyone who defies them?
Who will be the Mid-East beast? Will he be next to the Euphrates?
Think of the Catholics without a Rome. Who would reign over the religion?
Now think of the Ottomon Empire and the Caliphate as the face of the Islamic State.
In 1923 the Ottomon Empire feel and became the modern republic of Turkey.
He abolished the Caliphate and they became a secular nation.
But in the early 2000’s, Edrogan entered the stage and was voted in to be the President of Turkey.
It seems that Turkey has been expanding. Is America paying attention?
Did the Turks commit genocide in Armenia?
Have they expanded into Northern Syria? Does America have her eyes on this?
Are they shipping Jihadist o Libya?
Are they courting Islamic nations - casting off secular dictators?
In 2014, Islam started to rise through Turkish finances that supported ISIS.
When the Kurds attempted to fight back, Turkey shouted, “Terrorism,” then they built a wall to protect their southern border.
Where is Al-Qaeda hiding out? Will there be a 5th Caliphate?
The 100 year anniversary since the abolition of the Caliphate is coming up!
What is happening with Turkey’s Department of Religious Affairs? Has anyone paid attention to how fast it is growing? The building of Mosques and sharing of the Koran has five times the amount of dollars than their Office of Intelligence!
Everyone knows that Islamic revival will ultimately dismantle Turkish secularism.
Could it be that the conquering and resurrection of Hagia Sophia in Instanbul, as a Mosque instead of a church, be the first imprint of the 5th Caliphate who is standing up?
Why are Christians living in delusion and pretending that nothing is happening?
Have we been that blinded to the Jezebel spirit? Are we the church of the Laodicians?
Why is the US in bed with the Turks? Is it because we think they hate Iran?
Has anyone explored the videos of Hunter Biden, or the exchange of money that happened between them?
I wonder if Turkey and Iran will collaborate and work together to overtake Jerusalem?
And what about Pakistan, and India. What is happening with them? Is Erdogan extending his Muslim ambitions into their lands?
In the video that I just watched, he said the Imam walked right up to the pulpit with a sword of conquest in his hands, and at the pulpit waved two green flags – could it be that one represented the Ottomon Empire, the rising of the Islamic state, and the other represented the Caliphate?
Is the Coronavirus pandemic really the crown of Satan?
Has the American election distracted the most powerful country in the world from paying attention to the reformation in the Middle East?
God, I don’t know what all of this means. But I do know that you have assigned me as a watchman. So I will put this out and will patiently wait to see what happens as I stand on your Word and pray.
Have you heard the story
of the four young men
who were plucked from Judah
and planted in Babylon?
They were healthy and strong,
and good-looking too;
yet they were pulled right out
of the Judean soil.
The powerful army of Babylon
marched right in and captured them.
King Nebuchadnezzar demanded
that the royal family
and the noblest young men
be picked from Judah
and brought to serve him.
He took the youth
who were highly educated
and indoctrinated them
into the Babylonian culture.
***Sounds a lot like today***
His first objective
was to change their identity.
If they didn't know who they were
then they would be easy to lead.
He had them educated
in Babylonian literature
and Babylonian history too,
then he changed their language
and their birth names.
Daniel became Belteshazzar,
and his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azaraih
became Shadrach, Meshach and Abednago.
And even though
they were offered pleasantries,
there was one thing
this king could not take -
the fear of the Lord
that was hidden in their hearts.
Daniel was determined
not to defile himself
by eating the food and the wine
given to him by the king.
He asked for permission
not to eat the unacceptable foods,
and was given favor
by the staff who was attending to him.
Daniel and his friends,
drank only water
and ate only vegetables,
and yet over ten days,
they grew even more
healthy and strong.
When the attendant saw this,
he agreed to continue on -
he no longer feared the consequence
of being beheaded.
God’s grace was extended,
by their faithful God,
who gifted them abundantly
with an unusual aptitude.
These young men
must have been like Solomon,
because scripture says,
"they could understand
every aspect of literature and wisdom."
They exhibited excellent judgment,
and after only three years -
they were entered into
the king's royal service.
But there was something different
God gave Daniel the special ability
to interpret the meanings
of visions and dreams.
Tomorrow I will look at
Daniel Chapter 2
which has and interesting title,
Today is November 5, 2020.
I asked the Lord
what is to happen with the election.
Will Donald Trump or Joe Biden win?
Will the revelation of your prophets
come to pass?
Will Donald Trump serve
four more years again?
Will the Supreme Court
overturn the fraudulent votes?
And this is what I heard the Lord say,
“My message is still the same!”
“Turn from your evil ways!”
“Humble yourself before your God,
and render me your hearts,
NOT your garments!"
"Stop looking to other men for better days!”
“You look to the prophets of prosperity
to give a message about Me.”
“You look to Trump
as if he were a god,
but he is just another prideful man
who I have put in position
for such a time as this.”
Then the Lord took me
to Jeremiah 13
and showed me the linen loincloth.
“Do you remember when I sent Jonah,
to warn the people of Nineveh?
Do you remember what their king did
so that I would turn back
My wrath from coming to them?"
"He believed in MY message."
Then the Lord took me to Jonah 3
and personally showed me
what the King of Nineveh did.
“He stepped down from the throne
and took off his royal robes.
He dressed himself in burlap
and sat on a heap of ashes.
Then he declared a decree that no one ,
not even the animals,
would eat or drink."
Then the Lord showed me their garments.
"People and animals alike
must wear garments of mourning,
and pray earnestly to God.
They must turn from their evil ways
and stop all the violence.”
The people of Nineveh did
as their king commanded.
They repented and mourned
for the sins they had committed.
And when God saw their hearts,
and how they put a stop
to their evil ways,
He changed his mind
and did not carry out the destruction
He had threatened.
This morning the Lord is showing me
that America has become like Nineveh -
and like the Drunkards the Ephraim,
which is represented
by Jeremiah's linen loincloth -
dirty, spoiled and rotted.
Instead of putting on burlap,
heavy and uncomfortable
for a man to wear;
we have kept on our linen cloth,
and have worn it
like dirty whores.
The pride in America is great.
The people continue
to make their mistakes.
They seek revelation without dominion.
They declare victory through prosperity.
They prophecy lies
and stand on their dreams,
and they write their books
and declare “Look at me!”
You Americans stubbornly
follow your own desires,
and you continue
to make a mockery
out of My Son!
Yes - Trump is favored,
because I have declared him
as the man of the hour.
But do not think for one minute
that a prideful man,
who is narcissistic by nature,
can be the end of my plan.
You must see past Him.
Yes - He is grand!
But you must realize
that he is just a man.
You have put him on display
for all the world to see.
But what about Me?
Do you not see
that I am the authority?
Why do you keep looking to man
to declare your victory?
This is what the Lord says,
"May all your jars be filled with wine."
And you, the people of America,
are like the Drunkards of Ephraim.
Jars are made to be filled with wine."
Do you not see the hypocrisy in this?
"No, this is what the Lord means:
I will fill everyone in this land
with drunkenness -
from the president
to the priests to the prophets,
right down to the common people
Remember what I have said,
is the verse for this time.
Do you think I have changed My mind?
We are in a time of GREAT DIVIDE -
and I have given the warning
to repent for YOUR PRIDE!
How many have
sincerely returned to Me?
How many have washed
the crust from their eyes?
Truly, I ask you,
how many have rendered
and not just
There is still time.
Faith, I am calling out to thee!
Can you hear Me?
Can you hear Me
to return to Me?