A17. The Toad That
Spat Out the Planet Jupiter
If the title of this article has raised your eyebrows then I think the contents of it will do even more. The prophetic dream which I am about to share with you was one of the strangest I have ever had and yet, in many ways, has much significance for deliverance ministery in this end-time.
On the morning of Saturday 31 July 2004 I dreamed that I was in a small room with a single window. I do not know where the place was as it was unfamiliar to me.There seemed to only be one piece of furniture in the room and if there were others I was not conscious of them. This single item consisted of a soft armchair and sitting on it, flat on its belly, with its legs extended, was a giant smooth-skinned frog or toad that resembled the South African Clawed toad, an animal that I had once had as a pet as a youth. This one was, however, a little different. The animal fixed its gaze on me and then, like a human, formed its lips as though about to give a kiss, and then violently blew out of its mouth a sphere towards me which I immediately recognised as the planet Jupiter. This was not, however, a model or reproduction but the actual planet. I caught the planet in my hands which was very light and felt strangely liquidy. The sensation in my hands was unlike anything I had ever felt before. It was about half the size of a football and very light indeed, so light that it probably would have almost remained suspended in the air and slowly fallen to the ground like a particle of dust. The moment I caught the planet the whole building began to shake and I was aware of the fact that this was caused by the fact that the planet was not in its proper location in the solar system and that this absence was causing destablising effects on the earth. I then became aware of what looked like a small chamber with a door, access to which would transport the planet, and its bearer, to outer space and to the point where Jupiter was supposed to be. I therefore headed with great speed to the door and when I reached it, woke up.
You would be forgiven for believing that this was the sort of dream that people who take strong drugs have and I must admit that at first I wondered it I were not perhaps under some demonic influence or halucination, but as I began to seriously reflect on the dream, the more sense it began to make.
There are three main object-symbols:
The toad is a representation - on the personal level - of the carnal nature sitting upon the thone (seat) of its own domain and on the cosmic level, of everything that is unclean, impure, lazy, fleshy, and unholy. The Book of Revelation speaks of three unclean animals like frogs coming out of the Dragon, Beast and False Prophet, whose function is to perform signs and who go out to the kings of the earth to gather them for the Battle of Armageddon (Rev.16:13-14).
- (a) the chair;
- (b) the toad; and
- (c) the miniaturised planet Jupiter.
This carnal nature is in all men and women, inherited through our forefathers from Adam, an 'incarnation', if you will, of the original rebelliousness of our first parents when they disobeyed Yahweh in the Garden of Eden.
Jupiter, chief in size and symbolically of the planets in our solar system, which figures prominently in this dream, is of major significance. Jupiter is the Roman name for Zeus, the Greek 'father in heaven' or god of thunder and lightening (same as the Scandinavian Thor) and represents carnal rulership or authority. This the toad attempted to pass onto me in a bid to seduce me into using instead of the authority of Christ. The result was an 'earthquake' for two reasons: (1) Christ and Satan cannot dwell together - a choice has to be made; and (2) the current order whereby Yahweh permits the devil and his angels to 'rule' for a season would be upset, in much the same way a planet removed from its place in the Solar System would result in dangerous instabilities for our planet Earth, likely even wiping all life out on it.
This was a clever attempt by Satan, whilst I was asleep, to seduce me into using the kind of 'authority' and 'power' that is prevalent in many charismatic churches but which is of the psyche and not the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit). Once this power is revealed, it can be very seductive. People are using psychic power to heal, get rich, and otherwise live lifestyles incompatible with the mandate of the true Christian disciple. Please note that in the dream the planet was very 'light' or, in other words, having this power would cost very little in terms of maintaining it. Yet it felt 'unnatural'.
Everywhere today Satan wants believers to take shortcuts, obtain a power sealed by Yahweh and released illegally by demonic beings, and get 'hooked' onto it. Better, he wants Christians to believe this is the true Ruach (Spirit). By this means he draws believers into his end-time plot
leading to a One World Religion and One World Government. The "Kingdom Now" theology, charismatic as well as non-chartismatic, believes the world will be conquered for Christ before He returns contrary to some very plain scriptures that say the opposite. When believers, seduced and convinced by the power of this counterfeit spirit discover that other religions are enjoying this self same power, what lie are they likely to believe? Simply, that all religions are from God! But all religions aren't from God - there is only one true faith, one way to salavtion and back to the Father, Yahweh-Elohim, and that is through faith in Christ and adherence to the commandments:
It is vitally important to know the rights conferred on those who are not lawless but who obey the commandments ... (1) they are given the right to eat of the Tree of Life, and (b) they have the right to enter the New Jerusalem, which is the City of God (Rev.3:12) which will descend out of heaven (Rev.21:2).
"Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Yah'shua (Jesus) ... 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 14:12,14, NKJV).
The carnal man wants to eat of the fruits of the tree right away. Since that is not possible if they are not obeying Torah (living the commandments), what seduction do you suppose that Satan will offer such impatient and lazy (toad-like) believers? The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, the same that Eve was tempted by the serpent to eat, the same that Adam was tempted by Eve to eat, which 'opened their eyes'. I believe the planet Jupiter (the pagan king-god) represents that 'Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil' in my dream. Psychic power is a mixed bag of blessings and cursings because it is connected to that unredeemed nature - the toad. And yes, it is a power, but it is defiled, on the one hand - and on the other, man is definitely not capable of using it as he was originally allowed to before the fall ... and which he will be allowed to use again after the flesh has been utterly purged in another dispensation to come.
You cannot eat the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life, because even if you were able to, you would then become immortal in sin. That is why the cherubim with flaming swords prevented Adam and Eve from returning to the Garden of Eden after they had eaten of the Tree of Evil (Knowledge of Good and Evil ... which Satan has) (Gen.3:24).
In Christ we now have the possibility to reverse that action. We can choose to repent of the fruits of the Tree of Knowledge (Evil) by being "crucified with Christ" (Gal.2:20), by having the carnal nature burned out of us just as He did at Calvary by becoming the perfect, sinless offering. We can't live perfectly in our own power because that power is the same psyche that Adam had after He fell. Christ has to live in us, by our faith, requiring that we renounce the sin of our first parents, and live a life, by faith in the Son of God, of obedience that will, as the Book of Revelation explicitly tells us, qualify us to eat of the Tree of Life and gain access to the heavenly realm (the holy city). "He learned obedience" (Heb.5:8, NKJV).
This doctrine is little taught because Christians have been seduced by psychic power and completely mixed it up with the Ruach (Spirit). It is the ultimate deception. They are trusting in the power of 'Zeus' (Jupiter) rather than Christ without knowing it even while they are using the language of Christianity (God, Christ, salvation, blood of atonement, faith, etc., etc.).
I would never have know this had I not gone into deliverance ministry (very much against my initial will, incidentally) and seen this same power used by deluded believers in use by satanists. What we actually have today is white magick vs. black magick - counterfeit Ruach (Spirit) or psyche (a mixture of good and evil) against demonically-mediated psyche (pure evil). Believers are walking with one foot in Christ and one in the devil's realm and at some point they will have to choose. Sadly - for this is what the Bible tells us about the last days - the overwhelming majority will refuse to believe they have not been led by the Ruach (Spirit) and will continue to trust in psyche.
Many of my friends have been sucked into this end-time delusion, few will listen to the plain sense of scripture. They trust in the power they have experienced more than thay do the Word. And when they are presented with a plain choice between the Word and the 'power', they choose the 'power' because, in a way, is has become more real to them. This, then, is the master stroke of genius of the devil in the end time, which I and others are trying to warn against.
I repeat - because it must be shouted from the housetops - that psyche in its present fallen state (as represented by the toad) is lawless and its authority (Jupiter) is that of power rather than of Ruach (Spirit). Thus we are warned:
Satan is a slimey toad and has deceived many good people who have been sucked into the prosperity movement and other counterfeit spirits like Toronto, and so forth. They have an energy and a power in them given by psyche that has resulted in miracles of all kinds, including healing, which has convinced them that these powers are from heaven. But as I have warned so many times Satan causes his disciples to heal by exactly the same means, by use of plundered psychic energy mediated by demons. The fact that the psyche used by deceived believers hasn't been plundered but orginates from within themselves is besides the point - the point is that it is not eternal life-giving. It is the same power used by New Agers when they cannel their own enegries for healing. I know because I have seen it done. The fact that it is labelled as a 'miracle of Christ' or 'the Holy Ghost' proves nothing.
"'Not by might nor by power, but by My Ruach (Spirit)', says Yahweh-sebaoth" (Zech.4:6, NKJV).
Honest and good Christians will naturally want to know whether they have been deceived or not. I can tell you up straight that it will result in shock and require a massive reorientation in thinking, feelings, behaviour and faith. It can also be embarrassing and humiliating to discover you are not a Christian at all but an occultist in Christian clothing.
As a former member of the Mormon Church who experienced first hand the channelling of this psychic power through its 'priesthood' which led, on occasion, to healings and other miracles, I have seen it in operation ecclesiastically. It's the same power that operated in the Catholic Church which has a root doctrine very similar to the Mormons based on false (Zeus/Jupiter) authority. It shocks Protestants to discover that many of them have been fooled when they specifically reject this counterfeit outward 'apostolic' authority. But Satan has more than one card up his sleave. He knows, as do all demons, that the moment you break Torah - whether by comission or omission - you give demons legal grounds to oppress and/or deceive. By twisting the 'saved by grace' doctrine into meaning that you don't need to be obedient to the mitzvot (commandments), by smearing Torah and calling it 'religion' or 'legalism' (thus twisting that word which means trying to be saved by works), Satan traps Protestants too, and not merely by getting them to convert, or be sympathetic, to Catholicism, Mormonism, or to other cults. You see, true salvation is demonstrated by our love-response in obedience - however, that obedience is more than simply a grateful response to salvation because it determines whether or not we get to eat the Tree of Life and enter the New Jerusalem ... as we have seen in Scripture.
In the dream of the toad Satan laid a temptation before me ... to receive the authority of psychic power and use it in my ministry. The earthquake that followed was Yahweh showing me what would happen to my life if I did, so I immediately returned the planet to its proper place.
Planet Earth is currently the only planet with life on it. All the other planets are dead. Why Yahweh has created our solar system in this way is an interesting one. My own belief is that planet earth exists juxtaposed between heaven and hell and that the other planets symbolise the powers of hell. We have, appropriately, given them pagan names, all from Greek mythology. All of them represent demonic powers. Sun, moon, star and planet worship are all part and parcel of occultism, whether through astrology or through the pagan cults. Venus (Aphrodite), for one, represents Hecate, Morena (Astarte/Ishtar/Ashteroth/Kali), Jezebel and all the other female demonesses arraigned against us. She is the bright morning star (as seen from earth), competing with the Bright and Morning Star, Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) for our allegiance and offer of salvation (Rev.22:16). We are to seek the true morning star that rises in our hearts (2 Pet.1:19; Rev.2:28) when we receive the free salvation of the Messiah.
What Should I Do?
Any theology which leads you to believe that you control or order the Ruach (Spirit) or Christ to do what you want them to do is based on psyche. We have no control because only Yahweh is sovereign. The Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) is not a 'force' or 'power' that you can manipulate, direct or control according to your will. You can't 'send' the Ruach (Spirit):
The Ruach (Spirit) is not a commodity we can buy, own, or dispense by human fiat. All we can do is ask Yahweh. When you are born again you are not 'given' the Ruach (Spirit) as a power to be used at will. The Ruach (Spirit) is there is guide you provided you don't offend it or drive it away by rebellion, disobedience, or indifference. Neither the Ruach (Spirit) nor the blood of Christ is a ray gun you can point at demons or satanists to blast them with. We can ask but it is up to Yahweh to give or not. Sometimes we ask without knowing what we are asking for (Mk.10:38).
"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Ruach (Spirit)" (John 3:8, NKJV).
It never seems to occur to people involved in deliverance that we can ask amiss. We have to help those the Ruach (Spirit) directs us to help and not everyone who comes to out door because many do not come desiring salvation. Yahweh knows whose these are. We are directed only to those who do just as Yah'shua (Jesus) inn His mortal ministry was directed only to those of the House of Israel (Mt.15:24). People have this idea that Yahweh is there to do our bidding at all times simply because we are believers. He does not give us carte blanche to minister to whom we please or how we please. When Christians operate in the psyche they must expect a rebuff:
Read that whole passage carefully, before and after, because Yah'shua (Jesus) says that few are saved because believers are disobedient. The way is narrow, not a broad highway along which all the spiritual riffraff can can pass at will. He calls the latter "workers of inquity" (v.27) because they are not true disciples.
"... you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open for us,' and He will answer and say to you, 'I do not know you, where you are from" (Luke 13:25, NKJV).
Yah'shua's (Jesus's) disciples are deliverance ministers (casting out demons - e.g. Mk.6:13) but not all who cast out demons are true disciples. Yah'shua (Jesus) said: "... if I cast out demons by the Ruach Elohim (Spirit of God), surely the kingdom of God has come upon you" (Matt.12:28, NKJV) but He also said:
Please note the last word carefully - many versions use 'iniquity' - the word here is anomia which means 'a violation of the law or Torah'. In other words, these people may be casting demons out but in the wrong power, i.e. in a lawless manner.
"Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'" (Matt.7:22-23, NKJV).
Can humans cast demons out in their own power? No, they can't. But they can cast out demons in Christ's name. Catholics, Mormons, even unbelievers can cast out demons in Christ's Name but that doesn't mean they are doing it lawfully. Demons can be cast out and come right back again if they have not been cast out in the proper way. What is the proper way? Bringing people to salvation in Yah'shua (Jesus) and teaching them to obey the commandments!
I learned this truth first hand doing deliverance with a woman who received Christ as her personal Saviour but who rejected Torah-observance (commandment-keeping) as 'religion' and 'legalism'. She rejected, like many Christians, anything to do with rules. She experienced many miracles but did not abide in Christ the way Scripture teaches and remains demon-infested and undelivered today, even though she is still throwing demons out of herself. Yet she clings on to her false teaching. I repeat, the sign of true faith is obedience. Her favourite quote is that of the homosexual pedophile Oscar Wilde which dismisses all 'religion' (i.e. rule-keeping) as contrary to true faith.
People want Christianity on their own carnal conditions. Such are called 'dreamers' who "defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries [rulers, those in authority]" (Jude 8, NKJV). You can't it have both even if you may convince yourself that you are getting away with it. Double-mindedness always leads to a collapse in the structure of false living (Jas.1:8). Many well-meaning believers come to me and say that I am taking people into bondage by telling them that they need to obey the commandments to stay demon-free but scripture and experience prove them wrong. We have already seen how Christ calls such 'lawless' (Torahless, ruleless, unruly, independent-minded, etc.).
Deliverance and discipleship go hand-in-hand. No deliverance is possible without Christ being received as Lord and Saviour, and no deliverance is sustainable without proper discipleship whose fruits are commandment-keeping. After all, what are the commandments? They are the standard of living that demonstrate that we love God and our neighbour, for love does not seek to harm anyone. The Ten Commandments, for instance, show us the difference between what harming and loving someone actually is. Does robbing your neighbour show love towards him? Commandment-keeping is a demonstration that we love our neighbour, which is the second Great Commandment summarising all the man-to-man commandments (Mt.22:37-40).
I tell people frankly when they come for deliverance that I cannot help them to be delivered of their demons and stay delivered unless they are honestly willing to:
Many people want deliverance without committment and that is why they never make it. They want to use Christ but not serve Him. They want to be free of Satan and God. They want to have authority over their own life. They want that Jupiter-power.
- 1. Receive Yah'shua (Jesus) as their Lord and Saviour in everything; and
- 2. Obey all His commandments by living the life of a committed Christian
The trouble is, there aren't three states of being - you are either a servant of God or a servant of Satan. There is nothing inbetween. But the toady carnal nature will try to convince you that there is. And when you fall for that, Satan gets you back again almost as quickly as you have (as you suppose) got rid of him.
I believe that we have to interpret what the apostles said out of what Christ said and not the other way round as many do. Yah'shua (Jesus) did, after all, say that when the disciples were filled with the Ruach (Spirit) on the Day of Pentecost (Shavu'ot) that it would bring to rembrance what He had said:
He never said that the apostles would bring forth a new revelation that would contradict Him. He said the Comforter would confirm everything He had taught the disciples when He was alive and amongst them in the flesh! Yet many Christians seem to believe otherwise. They seem to think that the apostles taught a new Gospel that superceded the one Yah'shua (Jesus) taught. Yet what the apostles said came out of what Yah'shua (Jesus) revealed, and what Yah'shua (Jesus) revealed came out of what Yahweh had already revealed in Torah. There was never any contradiction. But ignorant believers have twisted Paul into teaching "another (lawless) gospel" (Gal.1:8-9), failing to take heed to what Peter said:
"But the Comforter, which is the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Ghost), whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" (John 14:26, KJV).
Believers have been twisting scriptures for centuries, especially Romans and Galatians, making them appear as though deny Torah-obedience. To justify themselves they have pitted themselves not only against the Old Testament but also the teachings of the Messiah in the Gospels, the One they profess to believe.
"... our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures" (2 Peter 3:15-16, NKJV).
This is why deliverance ministry has either been sterile or plagued with counterfeits. Yes, there are people who drive out demons who are not 'against' true believers in a sense but ultimately they do great damage as they teach 'other' gospels:
In other words, there are people casting out demons in the wrong way and for wrong motives, and possibly even those who operate in psychic power, who are for now on Christ's 'side' and will be be 'rewarded'. But that does not mean that they will not later speak evil of the true disciples and turn away from the truth altogether. The story of Balaam the prophet reminds us of this danger.
"Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us." But Yah'shua (Jesus) said, "Do not forbid him, for no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me. For he who is not against us is on our side. For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward" (Mark 9:38-41, NKJV).
Please notice why Yah'shua (Jesus) did not forbid these deliverance ministers, "for no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me". I know many people who operate out of psyche who speak well of Christ and His disciples, who love Christ according to their understanding, even if they are not operating out of the Ruach (Spirit). But in my experience they do, in time, draw back and seek the fellowship of others operating out of powers similar to their own, and by this means are gradually seduced into the satanic camp. Yah'shua (Jesus) shows grace, as must we. Nevertheless, we must teach the truth for the sake of their own souls.
I know many people who say good things of the Name of Christ but who are far removed from the Gospel. At least there is a bridge to reach them by. They are likely to be more receptive to the true Gospel than those who speak evil of the Name. One man I know, who has ripened in the psychic spirit after repeatedly rejecting the witness of Scripture to obey the commandments, now attacks all Christians who are not in his 'spirit' and condemns them to hell. Those who do not reject the psychic counterfeit will eventually become antichrist, and Christ will say to them at the judgment: "I never knew you - depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness".
If you have been using psychic power, deliberately or ignorantly, you must stop using it immediately. If you're not sure, spend much time in prayer asking Yah'shua (Jesus) to reveal the truth of you, binding all counterfeit spirits - including your own psyche - in the Name of Yah'shua (Jesus) and by the power of His blood, so that you may receive a clear revelation from heaven unimpeded by Satan or the carnal man. But it does mean that you must swallow your pride and openly admit that you may have been wrong up to now. It means committing yourself to commandment-observance ... not to earn your salvation (legalism) but as a sign of salvation, and repenting for not having done so before.
This means releasing your sovereignty over the psychic power you have been using and trusting Yah'shua (Jesus) to give you the true Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit). This will probably not happen all at once - you may find multiple demonic strongholds that need assaulting before you are able to properly operate in the Ruach (Spirit). And it will mean watching vigilently over your fleshy nature so that it is not given the opportunity to reassert its power over your spirit. Important in this process is straightening false doctrine out so that there are no lies in your system which demons can exploit.
The emblem of the pagan deity Zeus (Jupiter) was the eagle. Many nations have used this as their national emblem because it is a predator and represents power over adversaries. There is a 'divine eagle' to be sure but the primary symbol of the true Christian is the dove. The end-time believer has got to break out of the Jovian (Juppiterian) way of the psyche and seek the dove of the Ruach (Spirit). The Ruach (Spirit) has all power but it is under Yahweh's control, not ours. Recognising this is the first step towards not being seduced by psyche and overpowered by the enemy.
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