Vision of the Dragon and the Egg
Sabbath Day Sermon, Saturday 24 July 2004
As I was awakening on the morning of 15 July 2004 I saw a vision. I saw a dragon in its nest coiled protectively around a very large white hard-shelled egg resembling in shape a chicken's egg. The vision disturbed me, and indeed I had been restless for some days beforehand but unable to discover why. Every time I thought about this vision I would get mental pictures forming in my head of thick grass and weeds growing up at great speed, and at one point it seemed as though the grass was growing so fast that it was waste-high and almost impossible to wade through. It has been a very rainy summer indeed with the grass in our gardens growing in great abundance and at great speed, this perhaps being a symbol or sign of parallel spiritual developments. I have noticed in my garden, moreover, that whilst some fruits which we have carefully tended (such as currants) are large, succulent and in great abundance this year, others like the apples and raspberries, which have been left to tend themselves, are tiny and prematurely ripe, and will be inedible.
I asked Yahweh to explain the meaning of the vision of the dragon to me and was shown another vision of a very old book shrouded in darkness and apparently in or on the surface of the earth. The pages were being turned but because of the misty darkness I could not read or discern what was on them. I asked Yahweh to destroy the vision if it were not from Him, but that if it were, to explain further its meaning. The pages continued to turn towards the end of the book and a new chapter came into the view, whence the pages stopped turning. I was able to barely read the large letters of the title of the chapter but in the end I was able to discern the words which read, "The New Babylon".
The dragon is the spirit of Jezebel (along with related names like Astarte, Diana, the Virgin, Morena, Lilith, etc.) for at another point when I was praying about the meaning of the dragon, Yahweh told me that this beast was a demon, and Jezebel is the ruling demon of this time. My attention was at first drawn to the unusual shape of the egg which did not seem reptilian at all, and I realised that the child of the demon was a counterfeit church. Yah'shua (Jesus) speaks protectively of how He protects Jerusalem like a mother hen (Lk.13:34), therefore the image of the egg is that of Zion and the Messianic Community (Church). The dragon, however, is producing something in imitation of this, which is the 'New Babylon', a false Church to dominate Christendom and to persecute the true believers. The recent publication of what is being called by some the 'antichrist Bible', recently endorsed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and head of the Church of England, denies the existence of demons (blaming 'mental illness' on demon problems), overturns Torah, condones fornication, and is generally blasphemous. This version, or something like it, may well in the near future become the 'official' Bible, and all others banned, and become the 'word' of this apostate monster.
During my meditations and prayers over this vision the following scripture kept flashing into my mind:
"And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days" (Rev.12:4-6, NKJV).
I believe that the counterfeit, and the true end-time Tabernacles Messianic Community, will be born simultaneously and that the dragon will persecute the latter with all vigour. A pagan 'christian' church that transcends and embraces all denominations and religions is being incubated and prepared for birth. That is what I saw in the vision given to me. It will produce many lying signs and wonders that will deceive the weak and disobedient in faith and almost deceive the elect. It will proclaim christ the perfect man (666) but deny Christ the God-Man. It will overturn Torah completely and displace Truth in favour of undefined, nebulous and (ultimately) demonic 'love'. It will proclaim, like the Wiccans and Satanists: "Do what you will is the whole law - love under will" instead of "Do what Yahweh your Elohim commands you - in love under truth". It will proclaim it's own artificial 'peace' but deny divine shalom which it does not know.
There will be many confused Christians who will not know where to turn but who will trust in their feelings and the wonders that their eyes behold more than they do the Word of God. They will believe the lie that a 'greater word' has come, the word of human experience, and reject the truth, as they have been progressively doing over the centuries.
"For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty" (Rev.16:14, NKJV).
Two armies are being born before our very eyes, and the spiritual warfare that has gone before has been but preparation for the great conflict that lies ahead. The deprivation and suffering the Tabernacle saints have been going through these past few years has been preparation too, for what is about to happen in the outside world. The apostle James said:
"My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of Yahweh, as an example of suffering and patience. Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by Yahweh -- that Yahweh is very compassionate and merciful" (James 5:10-12, NKJV).
The false pagan church has condemned and ridiculed the end-time Tabernacles saints, claiming that their afflictions - poverty, ill-health, and ostracisation - are signs that Yahweh is not with them (as in the false 'health-and-wealth' or 'Prosperity Movement'), but the truth is otherwise. Rather, Yahweh is stripping His people bare so that they will not lean on the arm-of-flesh when the battle comes, but will rely only on the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit).
It need not be supposed that the false pagan church consists only of those who are liberal or New Age in their outlook on the Gospel, but includes also those many of those Bible-believing 'fundamentalists' so-called who resist the truth and believe the lie of cheap grace, who strive against Torah and persecute the Remnant even now. It even includes many Messianics who love the letter of Torah but know not the Ruach (Spirit). In short, the pagan church embraces all those who refuse to obey and overcome.
The day of decision for all Christians, present and future, is fast approaching and is not far off. The choice will be between the small, overcoming Remnant and the bloated apostate whore. The hearts of many will fail them when they see Satan manifest openly, as Yah'shua (Jesus) Himself said:
"... men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken" (Luke 21:26, NKJV).
Those who are built on the true foundation of faith in Yah'shua (Jesus) and obedience to the commandments will not fear. Who is it the dragon will wage war against?
"And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ)" (Rev.12:17, NKJV).
Who is it who do not receive the Mark of the Beast?
"Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Yah'shua (Jesus)" (Rev.14:12, NKJV - see v.11 also).
Who is it who has access to the Holy City (New Jerusalem) and the Tree of Life?
"Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city" (Rev.22:14, NKJV).
Do not be deceived by those who tell you that 'once saved, always saved', or that we do not need to obey the commandments any more. Those who reject Torah become dragon-fodder, and their hearts will fail them because they will not be equipped for the battle. Those who are outside the Holy City are the "dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev.22:15, NKJV). This word was given to "the churches" (v.16), not to unbelievers! This is for those who call themselves 'Christians' or 'Messianics' - those who resist the whole truth in order to hold fast to tradition or other lies, and in so doing commit idolatry. Such lie outside the Holy City too.
There is not much time for those who name the Name of Christ to also start obeying the commandments - and not just those which they like but all of them. It doesn't matter what you think is a commandment but what Yahweh thinks and says in His Word.
Take, for example, observing the seventh-day Sabbath. How many of you are resisting obedience to this commandment? Yahweh says: "Hallow (keep holy) My Sabbaths, and they will be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the Yahweh your Elohim (God)" (Ezek.20:20, NKJV). "Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am Yahweh who sanctifies them" (Ezek.20:12-13, NKJV - see Ex.31:13). Do you realise what adherence to this commandment promises the children of God? Firstly, it is a sign identifying Yahweh's people. Secondly, by means of obeying it we may know that Yahweh is who He says He is, and come to know who is sanctifying them.
Of course, there are those who observe the true Sabbath who do not walk in Christ which is why all the commandments are important. I merely cite the Sabbath as an illustration. Moreover, it is possible to observe all the commandments in the wrong way and attempt to earn salvation. This is called legalism and does not work either. Rather, the true born-again sons and daughters of Yahweh who are walking in the true faith of Yah'shua (Jesus) will be prompted by the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) into obedience. This means searching out the Scriptures and discovering what the true fruits of salvation are. The commandments are given not only to bless us and to bless our neighbour, so that we can live in right relationship with him and ourselves, but they are also signs - when we are living them spontaneously and in joy - that we are in right relationship with Yahweh. When we are repelled by the commandments, for whatever reason, we demonstrate that we are not in right relationship with God in one or more areas of our lives and stand to risk our salvation, with all that means. Such truth is, moreover, offensive to the carnal nature, which is our fallen nature, which scripture says is enmity with Yahweh (Rom.8:7) and which must be crucified (Gal.5:24). And that is where overcoming comes into the picture (Rev.21:7).
An overcomer is one who recognises that there is a contrary nature within him, which has been inherited from Adam, which if allowed to rise up and control his life, will rob him of his salvation and exclude him from the Holy City, no matter what faith he professes with his mouth. The Remnant people are all overcomers. They have to be because Satan wages relentless war on them. An overcomer deals in reality, not illusion or fantasy because Satan dwells in the latter. Thus in a revelation I received in 1990 Yahweh said to me:
"You should greatly beware of men and women who are able to project an aura of holiness but who inwardly are filthy and defiled. Neither should you forget that Satan, who is an enemy to the Light, can likewise project an image of holiness, and appears as an angel of light" (Olive Branch, 203:16-17).
We must never forget what a choice for Babylon - the world system - actually means. Many people believe the lie that they can postpone a life of overcoming because they wish to enjoy a life of indulgence and dissipation for a period. Though it is true that some who fall into that category are rescued at the last hour, most aren't. There is no protection in Babylon, and to embrace her is to scorn Yahweh, even if it is for a supposedly short 'vacation' only. When Yahweh says, "behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (2 Cor.6:2, NKJV), He doesn't mean tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, or some as yet unknown date in the future. The moment you hear God's Word preached to you, now - this very minute - is the time Yahweh is calling you to repentance and faith, not because it is me or some other minister telling you, but because once His Word is heard you become accountable. You may not like the fact that it is me speaking them to you but that is entirely irrelevant - what's important is that you - now - are reading or hearing Heaven speak to you as I quote the Bible.
In 1970 a prophetess called E. Marie White had a number of visions concerning the end time which are published as sections 1 and 202 in the Olive Branch. If you have not read them, you need to, because they reveal how the dragon, the beast, the whore, and the antichrist are operating in our time. Speaking of the whore, who represents false religion - Christian, Messianic, Muslim, Pagan, Buddhist, or whatever - she records:
"The scarlet-lipped woman (the Whore or Harlot of false religion) ran out to meet (the Beast) and he despised her and sought to devour her. She lifted her skirts and under them were her children, both male and female. As she pushed her children forward one by one, the Beast devoured them" (OB 1:106-108).
In other words, false religion, under whatever name, sacrifices her children to the Beast in order to placate it. The Book of Revelation (Rev.17) and E. Marie White's prophecy confirm that the Whore is eventually destroyed. She offers no safety in the end.
You see, the Whore isn't just 'religion' as the word is commonly understood but all false systems of belief - secular, political, philosophical. Any mode or operation of life which is contrary to the Ruach Elohim (Spirit of God) is the Whore. She appears reasonable. Indeed, she is very seductive, very charming, very beguiling, but she is a murderess nonetheless, and will be judged (Rev.19:2). It is written:
"After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, "Hallelu-Yah! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Yahweh our Elohim (God)! For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot (whore) who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her" (Rev.19:1-3, NKJV).
The vision I received a week-and-a-half ago came at a time when I was very restless and sensed great spiritual changes happening in the invisible. Great spiritual battles were fought in June. We are now, however, about to enter a new phase of the struggle, and there really isn't much time for the fence-sitters to make their decision for Yahweh or against Him. Am I trying to scare you into the Kingdom of Heaven? I have always resisted the scare-tactic approach because I know it does not create lasting or deep faith. I desire all men and women to come to Christ because they have received a witness of the Truth and desire to please their Heavenly Father, and are attracted by the power of Truth. Nevertheless there are certain times, seasons and dispensations when we cannot afford the luxury of soft-pedaling the Gospel, because the days are evil. That is why Paul says:
"See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of Yahweh is" (Eph.5:15-18, NKJV).
Have you been procrastinating? Have you been delaying your decision for Christ? Are you backslidden and in hiding? If you are, you really do not have much time left, not because this is a scare tactic to get you into the Kingdom but because there genuinely isn't much time left. This is not a time to be sucked into the world system, because the satanic illusion that immerses it is stronger than at any other time in history since the days before the Flood. And you all know how many people listened to Noah's preaching, and that Christ said the last days would be like his time (Lk.17:26). So please, wake up! And watch our for false visions and dreams, false prophecies and the like, because they are soaking the psychic airwaves at this time. Satan is trying to destroy our ability to communicate with Yahweh by flooding us with counterfeit manifestations. I've seen them, and tested them, and rebuked them. So must you. Paul said:
"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God" (Rom.12:2, NKJV).
If you want to discern rightly, you've got to live the Christian life in faith and obedience, otherwise I guarantee you'll be deceived. Satan will try to scare you into inactivity. Don't let Him. Renew your mind by filling it with the Word of God so that you can think straight and resist all the subtle programming going on around you.
Yah'shua (Jesus) said:
"No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me" (John 6:44-46, NKJV).
All must learn to hear Yahweh directly. And like removing static from a transmission by fine tuning your radio, so believers must remove the distracting 'noise' of the enemy and tune himself into truth. Assume nothing, test everything in the Name of Yah'shua (Jesus). Only those who are active and diligent will survive these evil days untouched by lies and deceptions, natural or supernatural. As Paul says: "Let God be true but every man a liar" (Rom.3:4, NKJV), for we dare not trust the arm of flesh.
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