Interpretation of Quartet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Knight Upon A Black Horse
 
Stones -The Wall
 
Appearance of The King
 

 

By Lee Y. Martin, Ph.D.

 

 

Sword and Shield

 

 
Prologue
This series of two visions and two dreams was given to Jeannette during the week of March 8th through the 15th.
 

 

Considered as a whole the four revelations teach that each time believers assemble together for worship and Bible study, an unseen battle is waged for the allegiance and fidelity of the congregates. For some reason the Lord chose to reveal this reality to the prophet in four separate visitations. The two midweek dreams formed a couplet to connect the two end visions.

In the first vision of March 8th Jeannette saw the commander of Satan's forces boldly enter our church and assert a challenge for control of the people during the praise and worship time on Sunday morning. He came in response to the offering of "unholy" (?) praises by the singers amidst loud and heavy drumming and the singing of militant songs. The second vision, a week later, also came during the singing in the Sunday morning service, only this time it was a visitation by Jesus Christ Himself, the commander of the entire heavenly host, and was in the writer's opinion a response to music that was softer, sweeter, unmilitaristic, and more in keeping with a grace orientation to worship. Why was our little church chosen to receive these visitations by the commanders of the unseen armies of the heavenlies? I submit that God permitted it in order to reveal to those with hearing ears that there is a secretive spiritual struggle for the loyalty of God's assemblies to which believers are quite oblivious. The two prophetic dreams in midweek were supplementary and disclosed some of what is happening behind the scenes in this conflict. From the four revelations we learn, in sum, that there is a contest within the body of Christ each Sunday or any time Christians gather together for the fidelity of God's elect.

Paul wrote in his epistles that we must daily struggle in order to keep from yielding ourselves as instruments of unrighteousness to sin (Romans 6:13). Having been habituated to ruling, the flesh wants domination of our spirits, so we must continually work at keeping the flesh under, teaching it how to obey the spirit. Unfortunately very few sheep have been trained in this area because the general thrust of unsound doctrinal teaching today is for tolerance and compromise for the sake of unity. This hardly prepares one for the onslaughts of a seducing enemy who uses any means, even the praises of God, to ensnare believers. In addition to keeping the flesh under (Romans 12:1), our souls must be renewed with the Word after regeneration (Romans 12:2) so as to be able to discern what is unbiblical, worldly, or sinful, and what the scriptures reveal is pleasing to our Father.

Heb 5:12-14

12 ...when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

13 For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (KJV)

A very important, albeit subtle, lesson to be learned from these four visitations is that the sinful nature of man has a strong tendency towards anomianism (freedom from law) or lawlessness, and when permitted unrestrained freedom of expression through song and dance, this natural bent can befriend the forces of darkness as well as to the forces of righteousness in settings intended for spiritual edification (Romans 7:5).

 

 

(Sunday morning, March 8, 1998)

  On the morning of March 8th a visiting speaker was scheduled for the pulpit of our church. He was to bring hope and deliverance to an apathetic people reeling from a split in its ranks and despairing from the delusion of a nonexistent harvest that was prophesied for this area and indeed for the whole world. Many people who came to the meetings were hoping for a miraculous visitation of God whereby the glory of God would be manifested. It was, but not this week and not to all.
Knight
 

The speaker delivered messages Friday and Saturday without much sign of a breakthrough whereby souls were touched and heavy burdens loosed.

Then on Sunday morning he gave a message, which appeared to shatter the gloom that had been shadowing this church. During the mid-part of the week, before the speaker arrived, a young lady who is a member of the congregation had an early morning vision, which she felt was a sign that something glorious would happen at some point during the three-day conference. After praying, she saw a large dark cloud hovering over the church and underneath it she saw the pastor walking back and forth in front of the church platform praying, as is his custom. Then she saw a streak of fire in the form of a lightning bolt break through the cloud piercing it and surging down into the church. Later on, after the Sunday morning message, she said she thought the speaker's sermon, which was a message of patience to continue in the hope for a widespread harvest of souls, was the firebolt she saw piercing the dark cloud over the church. I do not recall whether or not the cloud disappeared in her vision, but the apathy in the church hasn't. Another vision from God was received in the church during the service that Sunday morning to the visionary of this web site, Jeannette. This vision projected a different message and illustrates the reason 1 Corinthians 14:29,32-33 teaches that prophetic utterances must be judged. How do we judge them? By the scriptures.

This second more ominous vision was received before the guest speaker delivered his message and very importantly before Jeannette heard the report of the young lady, after the sermon, as she gave her testimony of what the Lord had shown to her earlier in the week during her prayer. No one doubts that our precious young sister in Christ had a vision. What is in question is its meaning. Very importantly, she saw a dark cloud covering the church - accepted as true, -- and she saw fire descend from heaven piercing it - accepted as true. The question is: what kind of fire was it, and what was its message? In Leviticus 10:1 the Bible speaks about "strange fire" having been brought into God's dwelling place which angered Him greatly by Aaron's (the high priest's) two oldest sons.

Nine months ago the church where these visions were received was the recipient of a powerful prophetic utterance from the Lord indicating that "strange fire" had penetrated this church and the Lord implied that He was angry about it. Read the document on this web site entitled "Joshua's Rod."

The result of this "strange fire" "strange fire" was a split in the church. Is it possible that the vision of the young lady during the week was really a warning that the speaker to come, who was one of the numerous previous guest speakers before the church split, was bringing more "strange fire" into the church, and her vision was testifying to it? The Lord said in His Word that there were false prophets in the Old Testament, and there shall be false teachers among you who privily -- perhaps unwittingly -- shall bring in damnable heresies (2 Peter 2:1,2).

2 Pet 2:1-2

1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (KJV)

Is the Lord trying to awaken us to the fact that the seed being sown by some highly respected traveling ministers is a mixture which can produce tares among the wheat?

This vision, which occurred before the sermon was delivered, is entitled "Knight Upon A Black Horse" because that is what Jeannette saw during the Praise and Worship time. It is the first vision in the series and is the foundation for the interpretation of them all. In reading it you can sense that something is not right. It was certainly not a vision that all is well, the message which everyone was hoping to hear from the visiting speaker. Instead, we were told that the discouragement we were experiencing was happening in many churches the world over. Then what did the rider on the black horse signify?

  Recall that it was during the singing that the heaviness began to engulf the visionary. She was not alone in the foreboding because the interpreter was also quite aware of a heaviness in the room. I submit that the music was causing it, so much so that without knowing about the spiritual visitation going on with Jeannette, I could not participate in the singing myself. The music was somber, deep-toned, and warlike. The drumbeats spoke to me of ominous things like darkness and death. I wanted no part of it. Much of the music in charismatic churches today has crossed a line from being praise and worship to taking on a macabre tone of militancy and war. That morning the congregation was singing about soldiering, battles, and wild, wild horses. In the interpreter's opinion this does not represent the meek and gentle Jesus (2 Corinthians 10:1) who has been forming His Kingdom over the years with love! Napoleon
 

Even Napoleon noted that Jesus' Kingdom was unusual for he said to his General when commissioning him: "Caesar, Alexander, Charlemagne, and myself all founded Empires and what did we use as the basis upon which to establish our Empires? Power! But Jesus Christ established an Empire upon love, and If you don't believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, I do wrong in appointing you General." Something is amiss when we sing songs about militancy and fighting for the purpose of taking over the world before the Lord comes with His saints to cleanse the earth of its wickedness (I Thessalonians 4:14).

On the morning of the vision the music comprised mostly battle songs with jungle type drumbeats. Could this have conjured up of the rider on the black horse? We know that heathen groups use drumbeat as well as chanting to call up spirits, for they actually tell us this is what they are doing. Is that what was done on this morning? And why did the horse charge the only one who saw him? We can be thankful that the visionary knew how to confront the forces of darkness because truly this horse and rider was not from the Lord. Black signifies evil and death in Scripture and everything contrary to white, light, and life. The rider was faceless having his faceplate down and unrecognizable as is every depiction of the spirit of death. His horse's saddle garments and reins were red as was his flag - symbolic of war and bloodshed in like manner to the second horse of the apocalypse in the book of Revelation. It appears like having sung of warfare in the service, indeed the spirit of warfare appeared.

Is it coincidental that the horse promenaded back and forth in front of the church in like manner as the pastor had done in the young lady's vision earlier in the week? Was this suggesting that perhaps the pastor has been unwittingly sympathetic with the ominous message the rider on the black horse was bringing? The pastor's devotion to Jesus is not in question nor is his desire to feed the flock wholesome food as its shepherd. But sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees. Significantly, the horse charged Jeannette who was the only one who saw what was going on in the spirit realm. Although she did not understand the meaning of the vision at the time, she alone had the ability to withstand the charge of the rider because she alone saw what was happening in the heavenlies. By holding her ground and reminding the horse and its rider they did not belong here, and by rebuking it in the name of the Lord, she staved off the demonic attack upon this church on this morning of the 8th of March, and God did allow some healing from the despairing drought of no rain. Many came forth to receive a fresh anointing to go forth to the Great Commission of proclaiming the good news about Jesus and His work on the cross. When we stick to the simple message of the gospel, which is repentance from unbelief in Jesus as the Savior of men, we are on safe ground and can supplicate to God for covering. Trying to approach God in any way other than through Jesus, the door, is vain and dangerous. Question: are we going to heed God's prophetic messages warning that "strange fire" is being offered at God's altar?

 

 
Dreams: Stone

(Wednesday, March 11, 1998)

First Dream - The Rock Quarry

 

 

Jeannette is the recipient of a special gift whereby she hears from the Lord frequently. She has consecrated herself to be true to all that which the Lord shows and tells her to speak. This is the burden of any prophet. He/she must be faithful to the Word of God, and moreover, they must stay pure, cleansed and separated from the world because sin sanction's Satan to operate. As a result of her devotion to her calling, the Lord has put her in a ministry which He Himself named - Whitestones Ministries. How does this relate to these visitations? This particular dream couplet is revelatory of her ministry and the spiritual warfare we see in these four visitations. The stones she saw represent the visions, dreams, and prophecies, which the Lord has has already shown her, and those which are to come. The rock quarry symbolizes the repository from which she will receive future revelations. She has already had eight significant ones as depicted by those in the wheelbarrow. (These are now made public on the internet on this web site.) All of the words to the church in general have so far formed a constellation of imminent judgment as harbingers of the tribulation to come. God is warning the church to get ready for Jesus is coming soon for His bride.

This dream revealed to Jeannette that the plumbline was set and the foundation in place for the wall to be built. In the dream entitled "Paris" (which is on this web site), Jeannette was told she had "built her wall and walked the line," and now others must choose which side they would serve. We know from 1 Corinthians 3:10 that Jesus Christ is the foundation and we know that the written Word of God is the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16 fore and aft). Hence the Bible is the foundation upon which to build the wall, not "experiences" or "new revelations." Allowing personal experiences to supercede or usurp the mind of Christ, the written Word, is to mix seed:

 

Lev 19:19

19 ...thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed... (KJV)

Wheat Field
 

The stones for the wall of protection must be placed upon the foundation of Jesus, the Word of God, and they are to be placed after being refined, i.e., judged by the written Word. The angel told Jeannette not to worry about all of the stones in the quarry at once, because God would give the visions and dreams to her one at a time such as He has done in this series. Each one will be laid in systematic fashion so that the wall will stand straight with the plumbline of "righteousness" and "judgment:"

Isa 28:17

17 Judgment also will I lay to the (plumb)line, and righteousness to the plummet ...which has been set in our midst... (KJV)

Amos 7:8

8 And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more: (KJV)

"Judging righteous judgment" (John 7:24) will make the wall straight. The revelations must be "right", and they must be "judged" by the foundation, which is the Bible.

 

"Kitty Roach" animated gif ©

Notice that the visionary saw herself very happily honing the stones. This depicts her willingness to be an instrument through whom the Holy Spirit can minister to God's people. Most of the revelations will be, and actually are, personal, for individuals, for the purpose of edification, exhortation, and comfort. Some, however, will need the use of the axe and hammer to make them fit, the axe and hammer signifying fire and brimstone.

 

Both the axe and hammer cut and crush striking heavy blows and on occasion are necessary because some revelations reveal the "fiery judgment" to come. The visionary did say that she preferred not to use these tools. Nevertheless, the angel told her it will be necessary at times. Lastly, the angel said the Lord was pleased that she was taking great care with His precious stones. She's careful to speak exactly what she sees and hears and hopes the messages will be received with grace. Nonetheless, the burden of a true prophet is to refuse to speak deceit, "smooth things" the people want to hear. So we can readily see that a wall is being built, a wall of protection from the unseen enemy such as the rider on the black horse last Sunday morning. Now let's see what the wall is protecting from in the next dream.

 

Second Dream: The Wall

John 14:15

 

 

This is the vision in which we learn that there is a battle going on in the real world of the spirit. Jeannette saw decimated troops with bandages around their heads and a field hospital which tells us some people were severely hurt. Others were doing things typical in a battle zone. The wounded troops on the one hand represent people who have been disabled from false teaching or no teaching at all, and on the other hand people who have been trying to aid the confused and hurt by correction from the Word but who have been shot down as hunters of heresy. How do we know that?

 

  The commander told his men not to look at the enemy but rather keep their eyes on him. Do we know who this commander is giving the orders? Hear this:

John 14:15

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. (KJV)

John 14:21

21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, (KJV)

II Jn 1:6

6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. (KJV)

I Jn 3:23

23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. (KJV)

John 15:12

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. (KJV)

 

 

From the foregoing we notice two things, first that the commander is Jesus Christ, the one who is giving the commands, and second that anyone who entices a brother to kill, hate, or curse another brother is not following the commander's order to love one another. Unfortunately, "wasting" a brother is being suggested as a necessary evil in some Christian circles today. In April it was reported that Charismatic Christians in the Sudan have already begun "eliminating" dissenting brothers. Persons who dissent with the "religiously correct" agenda of ecumenism are considered threats to "unity" and a peaceful global village and will have to be eliminated in much the same way as protesters were during the Inquisition that precipitated the Protestant Movement. These folk have taken their eyes off the commander, and because of it, they will either become a casualty for the Lord - deceived and destroyed by the destroyer - or they will defect and become a willing instrument of unrighteousness denying the blood of the Lord that bought them.

Jeannette and Lee were told to go give the words of God to the troops and anoint them for the battle. We are obeying the Lord's command by putting the revelatory spoken words from the Lord to Jeannette on the internet, but first they are judged and confirmed by the written Word which accompanies their interpretations. Christians who do not want to become battle casualties will read the Holy Scriptures for themselves to learn whether or not these things be so as per Acts 17:10. God's remnant army was battle weary from waging warfare, but the commander still stood on the wall encouraging the troops to fight on and endure till the end. Notice that because he was standing on solid foundation, he could stand with confidence knowing that the victory is his.

 
The commander sees the huge army gathering on the other side of the wall of protection but the troops don't. God graciously has prevented His remnant from viewing this massive army coming together.
 

It is significant that the head of this great host on the other side of the wall was the "Knight on the Black Horse," the very enemy which the visionary encountered while in the spirit during the church service on Sunday before this dream on Wednesday. Could it be that the guest speaker who was bringing a message of hope for a worldwide revival that would bring all nations to an allegiance to Christ was actually advancing the Antichrist's Kingdom? We know from many Scriptures that Jesus will set up His Kingdom Himself after His return with His saints to cleanse and rule the world. (To return with the saints means He must have come for them sometime prior to His coming.)

It is not unreasonable to assume that God is not going to rule Satan's cosmic system with only a garb change. The proposal that if enough Christians march for Jesus and a "representative number" of marchers is reached, then their very numbers will somehow draw all the nations and men to worship and serve Jesus.

This is reminiscent of the 100th monkey myth of sociology, which proposes that when the proper number of people engage an act or belief system, it will cause a quantum leap that would cause everyone to engage in the act or believe in the system. This "representative number" of marchers is weaving the web for Satan to set up his Antichrist because common sense tells us an Almighty God who created the heavens and the earth would never use anything of His archenemy the devil with which to glorify Himself. So it behooves each soldier of the cross to check the Scriptures to see if these things be so.

 

 
Vision: 2
 

Appearance of The King

(Sunday, March 15, 1998)

 
MELOZZO DA FORLI: Music-making Angel c. 1480 Fresco. Pinacoteca, Vatican
We learn from this last stone in the four-part series that Jesus is still on His throne faithfully watching over this and all other small insignificant churches everywhere. Similar to the previous week, Jeannette felt an overpowering presence of God. But worship this week was different. There were neither warlike songs nor heavily pounding drumbeats. The music was sweet, merry, uplifting, and melodious with choruses of love drawing us into the presence of a Holy God. In reading the vision we learn that the whole place was teeming with God's holy angels. They were dancing with the Father's children although the children could not see them. In the spirit Jeannette saw dozens of angels circling the interior of the room in respectful and orderly manner unlike the challenging charge of last week's spiritual visitor.

 

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the whole congregation could see the beauty of God's holiness and the splendor of His throne as visionaries have been graced to see? Let us not forget however, that Jesus rebuked Thomas because he needed to see with his senses before he would believe the incredible Word that Jesus was indeed alive and not dead. God has sent word through his prophets that He is still in control and will continue to protect and watch over His Beloved. Our part is to stay pure and bridal ready, looking and watching for our Savior's return to at any moment to "snatch" us away to glory.

1Thes 4:16-17

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up (snatched) together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (KJV)

Our home is in heaven, not here, and hence do not need to reform the Satan's cosmic system so Jesus can return as some teach. Jesus prayed not for the world, but for His own to be protected from the evil one in the world (John 17:15,16).

  Do you remember that the visionary saw Jesus holding a Bible in His hand? She told me it had a black cover causing it to stand out amongst all the splendor and brilliancy of His person. This shows Jesus wanted it noticed because in most visions it's rare to hear anyone report that Jesus was holding a Bible. He is usually pictured with outstretched hands in welcoming fashion. Therefore we can presume that the Bible carried a message. Could it mean we are to heed it because it's our sword in the battle being waged? He said we were not to downplay the blood, which is being done throughout Christendom today, and we find it is especially religiously incorrect to speak of the blood in this endtime as the bride consorts with her paramours, the other religions of the world. Truly the bride is beginning to look like the harlot of Revelation 17. Other religions could not care less for the blood because they have their own way to heaven, which they say is equally as efficacious as Jesus' way. The King
 

Sadly, many prominent Christian leaders today concur, for one of the most prominent and respected Christian evangelists has made the statement that he "respects all paths to heaven." Is this tantamount to counting the blood of the covenant with which he was sanctified and unholy (common) thing (Hebrews 10:29)?

 

Further, Jesus indicated that He was the "I AM" of Exodus 3:14 for He referred to the "that I AM" of Scripture, In other words, He is the only God (Isaiah 45:6), that one of Israel (Isaiah 43:3), the only redeemer in the world (Isaiah 54:5; I Timothy 2:5) and the only commander who can equip and protect us from the evil one (1 Corinthians 10:13 w/2 Corinthians 10:4).

Interestingly he said we were not to lap like dogs in bitter waters. Gideon was told to ship home all soldiers who drank water from a pond in like manner. Perhaps it's because, when our heads are bent down towards the ground, we can't see and can be blindsided by Satan. Or perhaps it's because the bitter waters denote the "strange fire" we've been hearing about lately. Jesus said to "strengthen thyself in my Holy Scripture which is His decree and His law." He said nothing about extrabiblical revelations or scholarly notions about truths outside of the written Word. Water in scripture not only refers to the Word -- we're washed by the water of the Word (Ephesians 5:26) - but also to the Holy Spirit - out of our belly will flow rivers of living water -- "this spoke He of the Holy Spirit" (John 7:38,39). If the water is bitter then it must be coming from false doctrine or a false spirit masquerading as the Holy Spirit.

2 Cor 11:4,13

4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted ...

13 ... such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. (KJV)

Lastly, let us not forget that our Lord Jesus said to care for the wounded as nobles and ladies. If there are persons who have gotten sidetracked by false teachings, we should not shoot them down with snide remarks or castigate them as the enemy. We're to tend them the same as we would anyone who walks the straight line with us, remembering that they have become a casualty in a fierce battle for the souls of men. Notice that He did not say we were to place curses on those with whom we disagree nor intimidate them with death threats as some teachers are instructing. Scripture does not teach we are to do away with them at the gallows as is being advocated by some in the Dominionist camp. Truly there is much confusion today and we must support one another in the malaise.
 
Jesus mentioned that the leaves of the fig tree have fallen, an indication that Israel's strength has abated due to their policy of exchanging land for peace and exposing themselves to their enemies.
Solomon's Temple(in Hebrew it is Beit HaMikdash), also known as the First Temple, was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the first temple of the ancient religion of the biblical Israelites in Jerusalem and originally constructed by King Solomon.

The hour has come for true Christians to stand ready for the church's departure, for Israel, the fig tree, has truly lost her strength as a result of the Oslo Accords. The evening news clearly reveals this, and the world must become prepared for her coming judgment by God as divulged by nearly all Old Testament prophets. Jesus told us not to return to the place where there will be gnashing of teeth and where the sickle is drawn. Is this not a plea to be ready for the trumpet call so that we don't have to partake of the harvest of the grapes of wrath spoken about in Revelation 14:18-20? Our benevolent King of Kings in this vision was gracious and kindly towards His enemies and we are instructed by Him to be like-minded. He told us to put on our priestly robes and do the work of a priest, ...pray and intercede, ...pray and intercede, ...pray and intercede some more. Let us build our wall of protection, look up, and get ready for our redemption truly does draw nigh.

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