The Fields of Fire
A Prophetic Dream
Sabbath Day Sermon, Saturday 5 June 2004
Every prophetic mind knows that this month we have entered into a critical time in the divine calendar. I have heard some suggest that world war will break out this year and possibly in June. There is no doubt whatsoever that the Illuminati have 'plans' this month for major events that will, they hope, give them even more power and lead the world even further down the road towards a One World Government and their lust to destroy Christians. Certainly we have seen the EU swell last month to incorporate many Eastern European countries like Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta and Cyprus - quite what effect this will have on Europe is hard to say but I imagine that it will be destabilising economically for the richer EU countries as East Europeans stream westward to take advantage of western wealth. And instability, as we all know, is one of the techniques employed by evil men to get totalitarian control.
Today, however, I want to share something straight from heaven with you rather than speculate on what may, or may not, happen during this and the coming months of 2004. What I saw in a dream on Wednesday 2 June is, I believe, a pointer of what to expect very soon - indeed, it may already be happening.
I was standing on a very high ladder with a child, and though the ladder was no more than about four meters high, I was able to see far and wide as though on the top of a very tall building or flying in an aircraft. The latter which affords a high view, incidentally, represents prophetic vision - indeed, I was carrying three ladders with me - a short one, a medium height one, and the tall one on which I was standing at the beginning of the dream. I carried all three on my right shoulder as though they were weightless (indicating these are gifts) - two were invisible and (the highest) one was visible. The child, which in part symbolises innocence and purity, I shall speak more of later.
The ladder was propped up against a large, typically red-painted Scandinavian barn. I was in the countryside. The barn was on the edge of one large field and beyond were many other fields extending in all directions to the horizon. As we know from Yah'shua's (Jesus') parable of the seeds, the field represents the world (Mt.13:38), and the seed which leads to a crop represents those who are saved. The field that I was standing in represented Sweden and the other fields were other countries around the world. Everywhere I looked I could see fire - in the distance was a raging inferno - vast areas of the world were covered in fire - whole fields were engulfed in flames which were, I suppose, beyond control.
Of interest to me, of course, was the field I was in, namely, Sweden, and possibly Scandinavia (since the Scandinavian nations are often viewed as one prophetically). About two thirds of the field was freshly ploughed and about one third had a well grown crop. I was in a ploughed-up area so there was nothing there that that the flames could burn. However, the area where there was a crop was definitely on fire. Suddenly, to my right, a tractor emerged at terrific speed and plunged into the flames, churning up soil as well, in a bid to put out the flames and prevent them from spreading. In this the tractor-driver was successful but he was going at such great speed that in places he was throwing burning vegetation everywhere and actually spreading the fire. A path of burning débris was 'dropped' near where I was so I had to climb down the ladder to put it out myself. As I was now on ground level, I could only see the field in which I was standing, as the others were obscured by embankments and hedges, representing the boundaries of the nations. The fire was put out in the field I was in but much, if not most, of the crop appeared to have been destroyed. The man in the tractor had by this time disappeared, his job presumably accomplished.
As I climbed down from the ladder I dropped my umbrella which was engulfed in the flames below. The interesting thing about this umbrella was that it was no ordinary one but made of brown leather, representing the flesh or carnal nature, as leather is animal hide. It was a carnal protective device that was providentially destroyed. I left the area of the barn with the three ladders on my shoulder and the little child in tow to another place, but I will not relate that part of the dream here.
A quick word about the child: the child is of great importance to the end-time work we are engaged in of which I shall not speak more here - those who possess the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) will know what the child represents. I will say only that the child was female.
The Swedish or Scandinavian field is, however, much more important to us because these are events that concern us now. Please note that the vast bulk of the Scandinavian field has not yet even been planted - or if it has, that it has not yet begun to grow. The third that was grown represents the Christendom that is already here and, one supposes, is mature. However, most of it was burned up - destroyed. Those of us who have a prophetic eye and know what is going on in this part of the world spiritually-speaking will not be surprised to learn of this. Of greater interest is, I believe, the tractor which tried to stop the flames spreading.
Something of significance has to be pointed out here: the tractor was not needed, from Yahweh's perspective, because the fire would have stopped at the boundary where there was only ploughed soil. Brethren and sisters, the ploughed soil is where we, and others who have a similar calling, are called to plant - the ploughed area is for a new, and as yet, unmanifested crop of believers - the end-time believers who belong to the Dispensation of Tabernacles (Sukkot) and not the current Dispensation of Pentecost (Shavu'ot) which is ending, and which may well come to a full end this year.
By 'Pentecostal Dispensation' I do not, incidentally, mean those who belong to the denomination of evangelical Christians called 'Pentecostals'. I am referring to the Christian period from the Day of Pentecost referred to in the Acts of the Apostles (when tongues of flame rested upon the believers in the upper room and they supernaturally spoke in foreign languages) and in particular from the time of the Protestant Reformation, to the present. Of these prophetic dispensations I will speak another time.
The tractor-driver represents the last-ditch effort by those from the old Pentecostal Dispensation to save what is, to all intends an purposes, a dying and dead Church. That means that the 'old' order of denominational Christianity will survive alongside us here in Scandinavia, but will become a minority. It will, however, be an old wineskin into which the new endowment of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) cannot be poured, any more that it could be poured into the Mosaic System in the days of the apostles.
We have been waiting for years for this new Sukkot endowment. Back in May 1994 - almost exactly ten years to - Yahweh showed me a vision which is recorded in the Olive Branch in Section 356. I want to read that to you as I know you will find it significant:
"I was just coming out of sleep when I heard a voice say, 'Zion', and then I saw a vast field of ripe, yellow corn. Above each stem of corn was a flickering tongue of fire so that the whole field was covered with these small flames. The vision closed in two stages. First, the stems of corn disappeared leaving only the tongues of fire which remained for perhaps another ten to fifteen seconds, until they too disappeared.
"The day before the saints had conducted a search for Kadesh on the Day of Pentecost [Shavu'ot] and I had immediately understood from the vision that they had done so without the anointing of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) as had been given the first Christians on the day of Pentecost; and that the Pentecostal anointing is absolutely vital for any gathering, and is given only to those who are seeking Zion with their whole minds, hearts, and strength, and have done everything possible to be obedient to the commandments [Torah]. This, then, is Zion, the Spiritually Anointed Ones, who alone can come to spiritual maturity and ripening. Amen" (OB 357)
That search for Kadesh - the place of refuge for the Scandinavians - was a failure, and I knew it would be. What I did not know then is that the old Pentecostal dispensation was not yet at an end - that fact that the search was then made, in May 1994, on the Day of Pentecost is highly significant.
In a way, today's dream is a sequel to this and a number of other visions recorded in the Olive Branch. In the dream last Tuesday the fire was raging - it had not been freshly started but had evidently been in the process for some time. This fire has been raging for many years.
What does this fire represent? Scripturally fire symbolises Yahweh's glory (Ezek.1:4,13), His protective, covering presence (2 Ki.6:17), holiness (Dt.4:24), righteous judgment (Zec.13:9), and wrath against sin (Is.66:15-16). This is the fire I saw in my dream - a cleansing fire sweeping across the whole world. Please note that the fire of Yahweh is a covering, and that in my dream I lost a fleshy covering represented by the leather umbrella, which was consumed. The Olive Branch speaks a great deal of this purifying fire. In 1991 Yahweh said to us:
"I am sending the [spiritual] fire I have promised to the New Covenant, saith Yahweh, and I am burning My Church (Messianic Community) [spiritually] to see if she will stand. And if she standeth then she shall go forth in power and holiness as My people, especially set apart to do a marvelous work and a wonder. But only those who have sacrificed for her shall be a part of her, for only such will possess the keys to minister salvation to those in bondage. These are the last minutes for this degree of the Church's (Messianic Community's) sanctification, and blessed are they who will enter now for they shall go forward as the standard-bearers" (OB 300).
We knew that the road to purification would not be easy. One member was told back in 1990: "My beloved son, the path which thou must walk is long, and many refining fires will greet thee along the way. Do not be alarmed, nor fear, but enter each fire in faith (Mal.3:2), nothing doubting, and you will emerge refined and purified ..." (OB 252:6-7). This message is repeated again and again: "Therefore pass through the fire in faith, nothing doubting, that I may work My marvelous work within you, and utterly purge you of your fallen patterns and ways" (OB 317:33). Perhaps this is an appropriate time to become reacquainted with the Olive Branch prophecies, so many of which have been fulfilled in recent years.
We have recently been praying for a new beginning to the work in Scandinavia and the answer is to be found in this prophetic dream. Yahweh has been ploughing all the time but before the new harvest can come forth, the old one must be burned. My own impression is that those which are not burned and destroyed from the old Pentecostal dispensation will join the Tabernacles dispensation. But one thing that is clear about Sweden and Scandinavia: the vast majority of those who will constitute the latter will be new converts from the world. Only a fraction of them will have successfully come out of the old Pentecostal one.
Here we have another clue as to the child, which is not yet grown up. Friends, I do not know whether we who are adults will witness this new harvest come to be, or whether our job is to gather those Christians who have come through the fire. I suspect, however - and I am only guessing here - that it is the upcoming generation which shall harvest what we are undoubtedly called to plant. The work of NCCG hasn't really even begun - that ploughed soil is what faces us. We shall, very soon, after the current crisis and refining has passed, go into the world and plant like mad. In the meantime, our last carnal defenses and coverings are to be consigned to the flames because if we are to do this job, we cannot lean on the arm of flesh in any degree. The next harvest will have tongues of flame above it, just as it did in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago.
I cannot say in what circumstances the last harvest will take place. Almost certainly it will be in the midst of great tribulation but unlike us they will have an unstoppable endowment. My vision of all of this may well yet be very limited - may ladder only goes so high. And we are not supposed to 'see' everything, only that which pertains to our own ministry or, as prophets, revelation that must be given to those who have other work to do.
Clearly, there are very precise times and seasons for everything, and our periodic complaint isn't likely to change that. I am repeatedly brought back to Jeremiah and to his complaints at his suffering and am reminded that Jeremiah's suffering was not just on behalf of those whom he was ministering to, but also because of his own sins. Just as the House of Judah was sent into exile in Babylon because of her sins, so has Christendom been sent into exile for rejecting the Word and its holiness. All the fake charismata notwithstanding, Christendom is virtually a corpse. But what the enemy doesn't realise - and there is nothing he can do about it - is that Yahweh is about to raise a new army to replace the fallen one. And I believe that something 'big' is going to happen this month in that connection, though I cannot tell you exactly what. Just be alert!
This is a revelation principally for Scandinavia which, as the Olive Branch tells us, has a vital end-time mission to perform. This is why I am here. The Israelite tribes here, hidden amongst the gentiles, are to be given their opportunity. The principal Josephite nations, Britain and America, have had theirs, as has Judah - now it is the turn of the 'smaller' tribes.
Last Wednesday I had another dream which came a little before the dream of the great fire, and I wish to share that with you in closing. I saw a dark-haired woman in a pool of water, who was being baptised on behalf of the tribes of Israel. She was baptised for each one. Though there were others in the pool, whose identity I did not know (they might even have been enemies), she stood as representative for all of them - indeed, she baptised herself because no one else could do it for her. The baptism seemed to be taking place in the shadows, out of site, for it was a secret one - and thus it shall be that the lost tribes will arise without the world knowing what is going on, and probably in the midst of those who hate her the most!
For those of you who have been brought low in recent times - and I know many of you have suffered greatly - I wish you to be encouraged and to know that Yahweh is working all things for the good. For it is written:
"Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of Yahweh is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But Yahweh will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, And your daughters shall be nursed at your side. Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy; Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you" (Isa.60:1-5, NKJV).
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