"I saw Jesus piloting the wheel of the ship.'
Interpretation of Follow Me
   
 

By Lee Y. Martin, Ph.D.,©1999

   
 
Prologue
 

The reason it has taken so long to release this vision to our website is because initially we felt that this was a personal message from the Lord to one of His children. Let me explain how we came to believe otherwise. We regrettably have not had much success in finding a church in which to assemble ourselves.The churches which are for the most part doctrinally orthodox reject the gifts of the Holy Spirit taught in 1 Corinthians 12-14 as operative today. At the other extreme, many of the churches that receive the gifts as bonafide present-day activity have allowed their seed to be mixed with worldliness or with mystical teachings. We thought we had found a church that was walking the line when behold the Holy Spirit graphically and poignantly showed us there was mysticism in even this church. On the surface all seemed well, but when outside teachers were brought in to teach the flock, (this is usually how deception creeps in), demonic activity was revealed to Jeannette through the gift of Discernment of Spirits (1 Corinthians 12:10). An unholy spirit manifested and appeared to Jeannette at a meeting. She was astonished and bewildered because we had been thrilled to find a church within which she thought she could serve God.

When the gifts of the Spirit operate, the person through whom the gift is used cannot cause himself to be in the spirit. The Bible clearly teaches that these gifts are supernatural and sovereignly bestowed and are manifested as the Holy Spirit wills (Hebrews 1:4). Hence, Jeannette had no idea that she would be seeing a demon in a church meeting that we thought was doctrinally sound. Because we have been warned through several visions about occult activity in the church, warnings which we have passed on to the body of Christ through this website, we are very careful to keep ourselves distanced from mysticism. Mysticism involves occultic activity and displeases God. If you haven't read the prophecy Jeannette received entitled, "Vanity of Vanities," do so. It explains what the Lord thinks about mysticism.

We only release those visitations of Jeannette on our site that have universal appeal to the whole church body. It was not until several weeks after she had this dream that the Holy Spirit revealed to me the meaning of it. I was actually seeking the meaning of another vision she had related to blood on a cross when suddenly it dawned on me that the Spirit had given me the meaning of this dream. Both visions immediately became related as has happened in the past. (See "Couplet" and "Quartet.") This vision warns about the pervasiveness of mysticism within the church and how deceptive it is. We do not attend church to find fault. Rather we take things at face value until proven otherwise, which is what happened here. Mysticism is not something new. It appeals to the flesh through the big lie -- man will ultimately become a god. In the early church it was known as gnosticism. Both mysticism and gnosticism are occultic and hard to define because they appear in various and sundry forms. It is hard to finger exactly the teachings because in essence they appear in a myriad of ways as supposedly "new" revelations purporting to add more light to the gospel of salvation. The teachings are revealed or "illuminated" only to their adherents who then become initiated into their circle. The new doctrines are extrabiblical, and in reality they are doctrines of devils which Paul warns about in 1 Timothy 4:1. These "new things" are setting people up to take the mark of the beast when the time comes. Listen to the following prophecy given in 1965 after the Healing Revival of the 1950s had subsided and before the Charismatic Renewal had gotten a real foothold:

 

 

   
 

"When I visit my people in mighty revival power, it is to prepare them for the darkness ahead. With the glory shall come great darkness, for the glory is to prepare My people for the darkness....Listen to the messengers, but do not hold men's persons in admiration. For many whom I shall anoint mightily, with signs and miracles, shall be lifted up and shall fall away by the wayside. I do not do this willingly; I have made provision that they might stand...but remember that many shall fall. They shall be like bright lights and people shall delight in them. But they shall be taken over by deceiving spirits and shall lead many of My people away.

"Hearken diligently concerning these things, for in the last days will come seducing spirits that shall turn many of My anointed (italics mine) ones away. Many shall fall through various lusts and because of sin abounding. But if you will seek Me diligently, I will put My Spirit within you. When one shall turn to the right hand or to the left you shall not turn with them, but keep your eyes wholly on the Lord. The coming days are most dangerous, difficult and dark, but there shall be a mighty outpouring of My Spirit upon many cities. My people must be diligently warned concerning the days that are ahead. Many shall turn after seducing spirits; many are already seducing My people. It is those who do righteousness that are righteous. Many cover their sins by theological words. But I warn you of seducing spirits who instruct My people in a evil way.

"...the way shall become more and more narrow, and fewer shall walk therein...For though Satan comes as an angel of light, hearken not to him; for those who perform miracles and speak not righteousness are not of Me...I desire to open your eyes and give you spiritual understanding, that you may not be deceived but may walk in uprightness of heart before Me, loving righteousness and hating every evil way...

"I warn you to search the Scriptures diligently concerning these last days...There shall come deceivers among My people in increasing numbers who shall speak for the truth and shall gain the favor of the people. For the people shall examine the Scriptures and say, 'What these men say is true'. Then when they have gained the hearts of the people, then and only then shall Satan enter into My people. Watch for seducers. Do you think a seducer will brandish a new heresy and flaunt it before the people? He will speak the words of righteousness and truth, and will appear as a minister of light declaring the Word. The people's hearts shall be won. THEN (caps mine), when the hearts are won, they will bring out their doctrines, and the people shall be deceived. The people shall say, 'Did he not speak thus and thus? And did we not examine it from the Word? Therefore, he is a minister of righteousness. This that he has spoken we do not see in the Word, but it must be right, for the other things he spoke were true.' (Vision of Coming Deception given in 1965 by Stanley Frodsham at the Elim Bible Institute Summer Camp Meeting in 1965. The entire vision can be read at What Saith the Scripture?)

 

 
False Teachers
 

This prophecy from God clearly reveals what is transpiring now at these critical moments before the New Age begins. There are three things of import to note from this prophecy which are instrumental in bringing the Church world into the dilemma to which this prophecy speaks, i.e., deception among the Christian ranks. Firstly, notice the warning not to hold men's persons in admiration. Although human beings are prone to speak of men as "idols," "stars," "heroes," or "celebrities," there is only one true celebrity in this world and that is Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of the living God. Promotion of people as Christian celebrities is idolatry in a most subtle fashion. Frodsham's prophesy cautions to beware of this deception. Why? Because we have the Scriptures, which tell us about God and how to live a victorious life in the devil's world as well as the Holy Spirit who is our teacher:

  1Jn 2:27
  27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. KJV

Victory comes only through use of the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17), not through someone else's victorious faith. Simply put, no Word, no victory!

Secondly, we see that over and over the prophesy spoke about many deceivers and many being deceived through these seductive charismatic personalities most of whom have adopted a "gimmick" to entice people to hear them. Can we not hear Jesus in this prophesy as he presages in Matthew 24:5: "For many shall come in my name...and shall deceive many?" And again, "...many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many" (24:11).

Why does the way get narrower and few people walk in it? I contend that it is because Christianity has tried to compete or stay up with the world by adopting its methods and style in order not to offend our youth who are highly influenced by peer pressures. Parents will not stand fast to the old landmarks that are tried and proven true and show clearly "the way."

 
False Doctrine
 
Thirdly, I believe that the key to the great deception spoken of by false prophets and teachers is found in the last sentence quoted above. The endtime deceivers will have come forth originally with true teachings, but for some reason known only to God their doctrines have changed, and they have erred from the truth. (I refuse to judge people's hearts, however, only their doctrines.) At best doctrinal aberrations are the result of not holding to a literal interpretation of the Word and not harmonizing all the Scriptures, and at worst the shifts are the result of following demonic spirits into the way of Balaam. In 2 Peter 2:15 we are told that Balaam "loved the wages of unrighteousness." He was an hireling prophet who spoke for God during Moses' time but who turned from wholly following the Lord. He manipulated truth so as not to deny it and tried to use it for his own advantage. In trying to curse God's people -- his work for wages for the warlike King Balak -- God superseded and turned the curse into a blessing not once, not twice, but three times.

REMBRANDT Harmenszoon van Rijn- Balaam's Ass 1626. Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris

 
  Dt 23:5
  5 Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee. KJV
  Nu 24:10
  10 Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three times. KJV

An hireling prophet seeks to commercialize his gift. He seeks ways to earn rewards. Jude clearly warns about these people in verse 11 and wrote the book precisely for the purpose of counseling Christians to contend for the faith once delivered (verse 3) and not to run after these celebrities who have changed the Scriptures to promote their own agendas. Similar to the error of Balaam the error of these false teachers is thinking that the goodness of God overrides and cancels out the severity of God.

  Ro 11:22
  22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. KJV

According to the above, God's goodness is conditional upon people's goodness. That two letter word "if" makes the goodness of God conditional upon men's actions. Crossing over the line from teaching truths to teaching half-truths or mixing truth with error makes walking in the "goodness of God" questionable. Does commercializing one's gift make one an hireling prophet, evangelist, or teacher? Is selling merchandise with one's name or logo on it seeking rewards through the use of one's gift? What about teaching tapes? Should men charge for these or wholly depend upon freewill offerings? What about Christian music? When does multilevel marketing techniques to bring in revenue metamorphose into a means of luring people to commit idolatry as Balaam did to the people of God? Each of us must judge for ourselves just how far a ministry has gone in promoting spiritual adultery. (Balaam's mistake can be found in Numbers chapters 22 and 23; 31:16, James 4:4, and Revelation 2:14.)

   
 

False Evangelization

The tremendous efforts made to bring Protestants and Catholics together for the next millennium is establishing the new One World Religion as a sure fact. Now that many pocket churches are following the teachings of the New Wave theology, we are fast paced to receive the false "Christed One" as the world leader who ushers in a false peace. Seduction has almost reached its zenith and a great amount has come from so-called evangelical churches. Faith in the blood of Jesus for salvation has changed to faith in miraculous manifestations. The test of whether or not one is saved is fast becoming an ability to demonstrate that you are a miracle worker who wines and dines at Joe's spiritual bar. What ever happened to the blood of Jesus? Has the prophecy above come to fruition? Has the doctrine changed? I believe that this vision demonstrates that the doctrine has changed and is entrenched so deeply and pervasively that God only deals with individuals now on a case by case basis. He is knocking on the door of each heart in these last Laodicean days asking to be let in (Revelation 3:20). May this vision be a warning not to digress from the simplicity of the gospel as Paul urges, "For I fear lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ" (2 Corinthians 11:3), which is salvation through faith alone:

  Ro 4:5
  5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. KJV

and sanctification through knowledge of the Word of God:

  Col 1:10
  10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; KJV.

 

 

Entertainment or Worship

In this vision we see a rush of the world's populace to a "city." Was it that great city, Babylon (Revelation 17:18; 18:10,16,18,19,21), where "lying signs and wonders" abound? Crowds of people were scurrying to see -- and perhaps participate in -- entertaining supernatural behavior. This was a picture of a circus having come to town. The theater was in the round and people were waiting at the gate to get inside to view the spectacle. Could this be representative of the year 2000 global extravaganza preparing to honor the millennial celebration of the birth of Jesus?

 
The place was a large harbor city where ships were bringing happy, expectant and jubilant people from the sea of nations. Do these people epitomize the millions of human beings from all walks of life and religious faiths who are expected to visit the Vatican in Rome in the year 2000? Jeannette saw skyscrapers that reached into the sky, snarled traffic, innumerable pedestrians, boulevards, ships in channels of water, and other things which speak of a large metropolitan harbor city such as New York, San Francisco, Corinth, or Ancient Tyre. Tyre was an island city off the coast of modern-day Lebanon which the Old Testament Scriptures infer was the seat of Satan during the period of Israel's prominence as a nation.
"lying signs and wonders"
  In reading Ezekiel chapters 27 and 28 we discover that God the Holy Spirit penned a very revealing account of Lucifer's role in heaven. The Spirit used the prince of Tyre to graphically illustrate Satan's created purpose and his fall in heaven. In chapter 28:2 God was speaking in the natural realm to the prince of Tyre lamenting his foolish behavior in thinking he was a god because of his prominence and prosperity. In 28:12-19 God speaks of the behavior that caused Lucifer's downfall in the heavenly realm and implicates it as being similar to what was going on down here in the earth, for we discover that the lamentation transposes from the prince of Tyre to the king of Tyre who is figurative of Satan. In other words this king behaved in the unseen immaterial realm of heaven in the same way as he was causing the earthly monarch of Tyre to behave in the material realm on earth. Hence, we understand that the prince of Tyre on earth committed the same sins as Satan himself did in heaven. Is not this a shadow type? Satan is called the king of Tyre in verse 12 because from high places in the spirit world he controls the prince of Tyre of verse 2. Space does not permit analysis of this lamentation here.
 

Shades of Tyre

For the purposes of this vision what we need to know is that Tyre was a wealthy, prosperous, cosmopolitan city of commerce as chapter 27 clearly indicates, and was the type of the endtime city of Babylon. All that is spoken of Tyre in Chapter 27 is vitually repeated in referring to Babylon in Revelation 18 only enlarged.

A naval action during the siege of Tyre by Andre Castaigne (1898-1899).

 

 

Today, however, the Babylonian city of commerce pervades the entire world cosmic system via the World Trade Organization. Tyre was a seaport where many ships from "Tarshish" came bearing goods and raw materials from various places the world over, and traveling caravans came over land from everywhere to buy Tyre's merchandise. The traffic congestion in this vision is representative of the grandiose commercial enterprise of Ezekiel 27 and Revelation 18, for we see in this dream carloads of people, ships of all sizes and shapes carrying transients, and local people coming by foot to shop, to be entertained, and to worship in this sinful city whose god and ruler is the devil.

 

 

Be Ye Not Unequally Yoked Together 2 Corinthians 6:14

 

Jeannette was not very happy about where she was going. As the dream progressed she became more and more distressed about what she was seeing. Clearly, she was not like-minded with the other occupants of the car who were excitedly awaiting their anchorage at the concert. Can we call it a revival meeting? Why was she alone in the front seat and the others in the back? Jeannette told me that the car occupants were newly acquired friends from church. In other words, she was not a cab driver. Why were they all in the back seat and she in the front alone? On the night of this vision Jeannette did not know that there was strange fire in this church (nor did I), which is why she did not comprehend what was going on, why she was alone in the front seat, and why she was apprehensive about things. I submit that the reason she was conscious of the reversed position of her friends behind her in the rearview mirror is because they were not in accord with her. Her companions could hardly wait for the show while Jeannette wanted no part of it. She represents those Christians whom in this present endtime sense that something is amiss in the church world but are not quite sure what it is. The concert performance reveals what is wrong.

 

 

Rearview Mirror
When Jeannette looked in the rearview mirror at those in the back seat, she became aware of the fact that they appeared backwards or reversed. We all know that mirrors reverse things, so why was this fact brought to consciousness? I believe that it is because the Holy Spirit wants us to recognize that there are convoluted doctrinal positions among sincere believers.
Back Seat of Car

 

 

The car occupants were friends and companions in body and soul only. They were thrilled about going to the party whereas she was apprehensive. Why? Because the display of miraculous happenings she was witnessing in the park party were not scriptural. Astral projection, i.e., people floating into space, is not an activity a Christian should engage in, for it dangerously opens one up to demonic influence if not possession. She saw behaviors such as jerking and shaking that have been associated with the oft publicized Toronto and Pensacola church meetings as well as non-Christian Eastern mystical groups. This is why Jeannette was so reluctant to participate in the festivities. I believe that the Holy Spirit was alluding in this vision to the fact that people who participate in these behaviors hold to a perverted gospel. This is the meaning of the backward view of her companions in the rearview mirror. When Christians subscribe to "new" revelations and visions, they distort or pervert the Word of God by the admixture of knowledge falsely so called (1 Timothy 6:20) and make themselves vulnerable to doctrines from demons.

The demotion of the Bible to a par with other teachings is devastatingly deceptive. In this manner demons can control people and organizations because there is no ultimate arbiter of truth. I have heard many times that God is bigger than His Word. What they mean is that we should not worry about strange phenomena because God is doing things now He never did before. Then the Bible lied because it says "there is no new thing under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 1:9). And moreover, God warns not to remove the ancient or old landmark (Proverbs 22:28; 23:10). A worse happenstance is that many leaders of the "New Wave" theology hold to the position that truth can be obtained from any source -- even from demons! These influential people say all that is in the Bible is true but not all truth is in the Bible. Can demons impart truth? Is this not a doctrine of demons (1 Timothy 4:1)? The Bible teaches that Satan (and his devils) are liars, and there is no truth in them (John 8:44). Either the Bible lied or the doctrinal position that demons can impart truth is false. I contend that God's Word does not lie (Titus 1:2).

 

Benficial Miracles or Lying Signs and Wonders?

The concert in the park bespeaks of people who come to revival meetings to "see the stuff." Most of the attendees hope that they will be a "called-out-one" to receive some special blessing. Don't you know that we Christians have already been blessed with ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS?

  Eph 1:3
  3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us (Paul is writing to Christians) with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: KJV

 According to the above scripture we already have all God's blessings and do not need to go on some spiritual mecca to receive them. Why then do people travel great distances to receive some special blessing? I contend it is because they do not know that they can appropriate for themselves what is theirs.

  Hos 4:6
  6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. KJV

Does this mean we don't have to be sick, depressed, or be in need? Absolutely! Jesus already bore our sicknesses in His body on the cross so we don't have to bare them (Isaiah 53:4), and according to Philippians 4:19 all our need has already been supplied by God according to His limitless riches. These blessings which are obtainable from God are applicable to believers who are walking in the light. Are you a child of God? Are you walking in the light? "The entrance of thy Word giveth light; it giveth understand unto the simple" (Psalm 119:130). If you are not studying God's Word, you are not walking in the light and hence will not know how to receive from God. Hosea and the Psalmist above tell us that if we reject knowledge obtained through His Word we cannot expect God's blessing. If you forget God, He will forget you. It is as simple as that. Then when the storms of life come -- and they will come -- the believer tries to build a house in a storm, a virtual impossibility. So, if you are a believer and have already obtained the faith necessary to appropriate these blessings, and if you are walking in the light, believe God's Word and apply it. The Word will work for you. Since Jesus is the Word, He will work for you and deliver you. "Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivereth him out of them all" (Psalm 34:19).

Note that the blessing that people flock to obtain are weird phenomena. Can these really be blessings? For example, Jeannette heard people making bizarre sounds and doing things that are without Biblical basis such as jerking or making motions replicating those of Eastern mysticism -- floating up in the air and returning again. Whether it is levitation or astral projection it is behavior typical of people who have contact with evil or familiar spirits and is strictly forbidden by the Word (Deuteronomy 18:9-14). It appeared to Jeannette like the leader was the instigator of these behaviors but was himself responding to an outside source. Is this not like one who has a familiar spirit? At the high pitch sound he would direct the band to play, turn around, and wave his hand or wand toward the people causing them to do these strange things. Most of us have seen some of this on TV where the leader would wave his hand or blow and people would fall down like dominoes. Since we do have precedence for people falling under the power of God, we need to be very careful that we do not throw the baby out with the bath water.

It is a known fact that music and drumbeats prepares one or opens one up to seducing spirits. Could this be why the music director first led the band and then turned and led the audience? We know that repetitious incantations be they accompanied by music or merely chanted is a hallmark of conjuring up evil spirits. Even Satanists admit to this. The longest part of these "new" church meetings is not the preaching of the Word but praise and worship music, which often lasts as much as 11/2 or 2 hours. It softens the will and elevates feeling to the role of judgment. As a result how one feels becomes the criteria for judging the worth of a meeting. This is a convoluted doctrinal position because the Bible says, "Come now let us reason together...," (Isaiah 1:18) -- not let us emote together.

Jeannette said she could not comprehend the words of the speaker. Could this be because the leader was orchestrating from a different book? Jesus said His sheep know His voice and would not follow another (John 10:4). Jeannette waited, pondering what she should do because she sensed that this was a different gospel, which she did not comprehend. (Confer 2 Corinthians 4:11ff.) As soon as Jesus showed up and said, "Follow me," Jeannette immediately responded because she knew her master's voice, scooted across the front seat to exit the car, and followed Him. She knew the master's voice, but those in the back seat did not respond because they are following a different drummer.

 

The Ambiance of the Setting Is Revelatory of the Doctrine

There was a hedge of neatly pruned cedar trees surrounding a circle of thin ice where the action was. Jeannette said that the people sat on the outer edges of the translucent ice watching the spectacular events as they took place. This is reminiscent of what I did when I attended a meeting where the Holy Spirit was supposed to show up and perform. I expected to see some great phenomena but was gravely disappointed when nothing happened. At that time I was not aware that mysticism was involved in these gatherings.
Hedge of neatly pruned cedar trees .

I truly wanted to "experience" the Holy Spirit's power but I did not want to yield my will over to an unknown source. Hence, I never really became involved with any of this activity. As the Holy Spirit prodded me to search the Scriptures to see if these things be so, I found many things discrepant with what the whole counsel of God teaches. I have learned over the years that the key to spiritual growth and holiness is measuring everything by the Bible and being open to allowing the holy Word of God, not some man's revelation, to renew our minds. This is opposite to what some church leaders propose. They say that to have a religious experience with God you must come to their meetings with an empty mind. This is an open invitation for demon influence. God says,

  Isa 8:20
  20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. KJV

We must make doubly sure that what we are receiving in the way of teaching conforms to God's holy written Word. Man is not the measure of all things as one Greek sage taught. The Bible is. As someone has aptly put it, we don't judge the Bible, the Bible judges us. Without it we have no light and no benchmark for determining truth. We have no foundation for building a house that can stand before God in the judgment.

  Lk 21:36
  36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand (in the judgment) before the Son of man. KJV

 

 
Being thin it could give way sending one into the depths of a pond with murky water.
Remember that the ice was thin and transparent? It was thin because the doctrinal basis for what was going on was weak and almost nonexistent. Being thin it could give way sending one into the depths of a pond with murky water. This was not a stream of running water but a pond. Water in Scripture represents life. Jesus told all who are thirsty to come unto Him and drink and He would give them life (Isaiah 55:1-3 with John 7:37-39). He said a well of salvation would be placed inside the new convert's spirit from which living waters would flow (Isaiah 12:3 with John 4:14). Ice cannot form where water flows. Because the top of the water had become hardened forming ice, we can confidently surmise that the surface water in this pond had lost heat. An elementary teaching of physics is that cold is the absence of heat. Therefore, the ice signifies that the life source in this pond had been quenched (1 Thessalonians 5:9). Could we say, then, that the Holy Spirit who is the life-giving source has been snuffed out in these groups? How provocative!
 

In a prophecy Jeannette received a while back, she was shown that the activity similar to what was going on in this circle is vain and mystical and does not please God. The strange antics we see in this vision is happening all over the world and is the outcome of mixing truth with error making it very dangerous. "New things" have snuffed out the blood. Christians now seem to be enamored with power and the miraculous. People want to experience the spectacular rather than hear about sin, repentance, and the blood of Jesus that saves. We hear about leaders seeking power for evangelism, but is it to demonstrate the mercy of God or to prove that they are becoming manifested sons of God? God is giving them what they want as He said He would in 2 Thessalonians 2:11. In doing so, though, He is sending them strong delusion and they are believing lies. Truly the whole world is flocking to arenas where exhibitionism obtains. Little do they know that they are treading on thin ice.

The truth is that the Holy Spirit does do miraculous things making people whole. He does confirm the Word with signs following (Mark 16:20). The Spirit does not do it, however, for the purposes of man nor to make men rich. Any time anyone puts a price on the truth or charges for seminars to teach about spiritual things is out of line with the Word. Jesus said, "freely ye have received, freely give" (Matthew 10:8). Madison Avenue techniques to solicit money from people or manipulation of crowds to acquire currency and a following does not compute with pure motives in ministry. Because we cannot see people's hearts, we cannot judge them, but we are expected to "judge righteous judgment" (John 7:24) meaning we are to analyze what they are saying, doing, and teaching. Beware when you are told not to analyze at a meeting. Engaging in anything with non-reasoned yieldedness is the necessary condition to receiving a demon spirit. It is wise never to go out of the house without your Bible doctrine. Put it on as you would your clothes, and assess all things by it. As the Bible renews your mind, your behavioral wardrobe will reflect it in spirit, soul, and body.

 
The Naked Cross
 

Now for the "Cross of Blood" connection. This is the place where the Spirit showed me that this vision is for the world. I was thinking on another visitation in which Jeannette was told to chisel her name into a wooden cross, and as she did so, blood oozed from each letter as it was being inscribed. During contemplation of the blood I became aware of a link to the hedge of trees in this vision. We know that God forbid the Israelites from planting any tree much less a grove of trees near unto His altar (Deuteronomy 16:21).

  Dt 16:21
 

21 Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee. KJV

The reason for this is because trees were used to make idols with. Heathens to hide their evil activities planted groves of trees. The trunks were carved with inscriptions representative of their pagan gods. These groves encircled altars where sacrifices were offered to their gods. Our Jehovah God, however, forbid not only the creating of groves but also the establishment of images to represent Him:

  Dt 16:22
 

22 Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the LORD thy God hateth. KJV

Why was this so important? Because God is a living Spirit and cannot be replicated by dead inanimate objects. God knew how prone men are to walk by sight and not by faith, and when even one little idol surfaces, men have a tendency to look to it for help instead of to the unseen Holy One of Israel. In the Old Testament we find that the heathen sometimes planted groves of trees which eventually grew large enough to hide their wicked deeds, secreting their hideous altars upon which sometimes human bloody sacrifices were made. As has been noted sometimes they carved pictures upon the trunks to represent the gods they served. They even secured totem poles as objects of worship in the ground next to and around their altars to detract from the repugnant sight of an altar of dried stinking blood.

In Jeannette's night vision she saw a virtual hedge of pruned cedar-like trees surrounding the arena of...behavioral sacrifice? Outsiders could not see through it because as was noted they had to push their way through into the circle. The effort people made connotes their willingness to participate in the sacrificial acts inside. What are they sacrificing? Pride! Sophistication! Modesty! Erudition! Restraint! Rationality! These things stand in the way, they say, of permitting the manifestation of spiritual powers. Are we pleasing God when we engage in out of body experiences and such? I think not because there was a hedge placed around these strange behaviors in the vision telling me that the Holy Spirit places these behaviors in the same category as those done in secret and are thus not of God. Jesus said that all things hidden will be made manifest as was His sacrifice which was lifted up high so that it could not be hidden. If things are hidden, it is because there is no light in them. Our deeds must be open for all the world to see. Can we say that merely observing at these meetings is harmful?

  1Co 15:33
 

33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. KJV

Over and over we find in the Old Testament God commanded judges and kings who ascend to the throne to tear down the high places and altars as well as the groves of trees. They were to use the groves as firewood ensuring that they would not be resurrected or petrified. Furthermore, they were instructed not to plant even one grove (tree) next to God's altar. Is there a spiritual lesson to be learned from this? I think so. These groves hid heathen altars where the gross repulsive sacrifices were made. This helped to reduce the shocking impact of what was going on as sacrifices were made behind the curtain of trees where the altars were placed. In contrast, in the New Testament Jesus was sacrificed on a cross and held up high for all the world to see.

  Jn 8:28
  28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. KJV
  Jn 12:32-33
 

32And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

33This he said, signifying what death he should die. KJV

Our heavenly Father made very sure that all the world would see His Son's sacrifice. How? By demanding that nothing interferes with the vision of His altars. We have read in the above Scripture references in Deuteronomy 16 that no tree nor any image be it stone or wooden be planted near to God's altar. The reason is because He did not want anything to hide the naked cross, His altar of sacrifice for the redemption of men. God wants the world to know and understand what it cost Him to save us. It cost Him His only Son on a blood-spattered tree. The Roman whip with pieces of iron in its tail bloodied Jesus all over. The Bible said He was one big bruise (1 Peter 2:24) -- "by His stripes (bruise in the Greek and it is singular, not plural) we were healed." There literally was not one place on His skin that was not torn. He was one big bruise. The Romans did not have mercy and stop at 39 stripes as did the Hebrews so there is no telling how many blows Jesus took.

The import of His being lifted up high for the entire world to see was so that no one could shy away from what God thinks about sin and what it cost Him to justify man. Jesus was naked on a naked cross. There would be no groves of trees to hide His sacrifice. God saw to that when He issued the edict that the Israelites were not to plant any grove, not even one little tree or pole, next to His altar. What a picture we have here of the cost of Calvary! And what a picture the Holy Spirit brought to us in this vision illustrating His disapproval of the contemporary sacrifices going on in churches which do not reveal and elevate the blood of Jesus over against the gifts of the Spirit. 1 This is not to speak disparagingly of the Holy Spirit but Jesus said when He came, the Spirit would not speak or promote Himself (John 16:13) but would glorify Jesus and His work on the cross (John 16:7-11,14).

 

Which Sided Are We On ?

The observation of a median between the two sides of the boulevard demonstrates that there is a barrier between the highways moving in opposite directions. On Jeannette's side of the boulevard the highway had a white broken line indicating that people on her side of the median were free to cross or not cross over. The yellow line on the other side reveals a constraint once a person crosses over to that side. Crossing over into mysticism and getting caught up in the euphoria of the concert might prove dangerous because delving with demons is risky business. Nevertheless, since the line was broken and not solid, this indicates people have opportunity to come out of false anointing. Jeannette, however, sensed that she ought not cross over, not even to get a better look at the festivities. It would be wise to follow her example.

Country Road

  An interesting coincidence is that all the events in this vision were to Jeannette's left in like manner to those in the night vision entitled "Pillars." If you read it, you will remember that mention was made about goats being symbolic of unbelievers and are Scripturally always seen as being on God's left side. There were two goats chosen at the Feast of Atonement to be sacrificed, one for the Lord for a sin offering, and one as a scapegoat for Azazel (a term for Satan used in the Jewish writings). Space does not permit discussion of this sacrificial type here. For our purpose it is instructive that the Jewish High Priest always cast lots upon the goats to see which one would become the sin offering for God and which one would be turned loose into the wilderness. Invariably over the years the goat on the Priest's right hand would receive by chance the lot designated for the sin offering to God. In consequence the one on the left was by chance designated as the scapegoat, the payment to Satan for the debt owed him in the redemption of man due to Adam's transgression in the garden. Hence, because Jeannette looked to her left to see the hidden sacrificial altar on the ice, because she had to follow Jesus by crossing over the passenger's side on her right, and because the boat ministries she encountered on the waters were on her left, we can interpolate these witnesses into the mix in adducing that this night vision was a message from God that the churches and groups engaging in strange non-biblical behavior have not the approval of the Lord.
 

The Great Escape

Perhaps nothing demonstrates better what is required of believers who want to remain pure and holy than what Jeannette did in this vision. Step one is to pray. She felt constrained to leave but was caught in traffic congestion and the crowded festival environs. She felt the atmosphere becoming more and more oppressive and darker. This is typical of mysticism -- it slowly suffocates.

 
"Vanity of Vanities"
 

"...You have touched the unclean, the uncleanness of death. Sprinkle hyssop, purge yourself with My blood, the lamb, the blood that I bore on My cross into a place called the place of a skull. You bring this spirit of the skull into My house, the spirit of mysticism that has enjoined the skull of magical powers. This death is a suffocation of thy spirit, it is a hideous, slow and painful death. You have fashioned 'worship' into a mysticism of death. You have risen early to play and offer a song that is grinding of the low god. You have turned aside quickly out of the way, into corruption, where I have not commanded you to go. You cast forth the wild vine that produces the bitter grape; you will wither, and be cast into the fire. I came and you received Me not, you have no wedding garment." (Part of a Prophecy entitled "Vanity of Vanities" given to Jeannette L. Vetter on May 17, 1998. The entire prophecy can be found at Vanity of Vanities (boldness and italics mine)

As can be seen in the above prophecy given to Jeannette by the Holy Spirit mysticism is deadly, a slow, painful death. This is because when one first offers his body to demonic spirits, the feeling is euphoric and bewildering. After a while, though, it becomes a drug and gradually the controlling demons take over until they are in total control. Initially they often appear as angels of light, but the day comes when their true dark colors are revealed. The low god in the above clip is a reference to a spirit that comes up out of the ground to give directions and information to warlocks, witches, and wizards as well as duped uninformed people. They are familiar spirits called "obw" demons, ventriloquist spirits that throw their voices into people and things. For example, familiar spirits at seances impersonate dead people who are supposed to appear by throwing their voices into apparitions. Perhaps this is what was controlling the music director in Jeannette's dream. Space does not permit further analysis.

   
 
Wait upon the Lord in prayer and He will show you the way out
Of importance in this vision is the observation that Jeannette was becoming overwhelmed by the oppression surrounding her -- she was suffocating. Prayer is the only answer when you get entrapped. Wait upon the Lord in prayer and He will show you the way out. The way out of any adverse situation is to follow Jesus. Is that not what He told Jeannette? How do we follow Him? By studying His Word and acting on it. When the Bible says stay away from anything involving strange supernatural activity, stay away. Act on it like you would if someone told you there was a fire in your house. Get out! God has given specific instructions that we are not to mess around with demons. Even in spiritual warfare, I personally think it is questionable and even dangerous to engage it. Simple prayers in supplication, meditating on the Word of God, and standing on the promises till victory comes are the Biblical method of warfare. God says that the battle is His and not ours even in the simplest matters. Therefore, this is a word of advice.
  We can conclude from the fact that the other car occupants did not want to follow Jesus that they had made their choice about where they would worship. In the above prophecy those who follow mystical powers are worshipping at the altars of death. How sobering that thought is. We think that a little mysticism can't hurt and is rather exhilarating but the Spirit thinks otherwise. We need to be very careful about seeking miraculous signs and wonders in these end times.
   
 
Ships or Ministries?
 

Jesus had Jeannette dive into the water, which symbolizes her refreshment from the suffocating ambiance on shore. It is perhaps significant that she did not meet anyone going her way in following Jesus. The various and sundry ships are representative of the different faiths and ministries the world over that were coming to the Babylonian bash to celebrate the new millennium. There was a small overloaded ship about to sink to Jeannette's left that denotes the small cell churches popping up all over in compliance with church growth schemes, as well as the proliferation of cults and atypical religious faiths of the world. The submarine that brushed past Jeannette depicts occultic hidden groups with their secret agendas, such as Masonry, Mormonism or Mind-Science assemblages. Warships stand for Christian religious groups that want to Christianize the world and rule it, as well as radical fanatical faiths that intend to eliminate dissenters. The huge ocean liner corresponds to megachurches, large parachurch ministries, and the monolithic Catholic Church, Buddhist Church and Islamic peoples. There was something in the vision representing every religious persuasion, and they were all coming to enter the circle of intrigue to worship at the altar of unity.

None offered to help Jeannette because the world does not want to hear a prophet warn about judgment nor tell them their wicked ways are sinful. On the other hand the true prophet will follow the Spirit of truth wherever it takes him or her. This dream reveals that Jeannette is willing to be taken to the depths of despair and darkness, to her grave, rather than enjoy the pleasures of mysticism for a day. Very few people want to stop the merry-go-round to get off, but Jesus will come to the aid of anyone who wants to depart and follow Him. All you have to do is call upon Him.

  Jer 33:3
  3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. KJV
  Jer 29:13
 

13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. KJV

When anyone calls upon God and seeks Him with His whole heart, God will hearken. If you have called upon Him and He has not answered, perhaps you have not given your all to the search. If there is some sin you are still holding on to, you must give it up in order to be seeking God with your whole heart. Notice that Jeannette had lost all hope of helping herself in the city so she prayed. Then while swimming in the ocean she yelled for help, but big ministries do not want to stop and listen to an insignificant prophet. By not being accepted by other ministries I believe that God was sanctioning her ministry as not tied to any other. A true prophet must stand alone. He or she must not regard persons and for that reason must not be under the control of any ministry lest their prophecies become skewed through fear of reprisal.

Jeannette's leap into the water signified her approval as well as desire for purification. Little did she know she would have to become completely submerged for a thorough cleansing before her ministry would take off. To serve God properly one must serve without using the arm of flesh. Hence, it is necessary to reach a bottom where all dependency upon human efforts has come to an end. She thought her life had ended with the purging, yet she was at peace knowing this was the will of God and that she had made a right choice in following Jesus out of the confounded world of mysticism. You will be at peace too when you have given up all to serve God alone and depart Babylon.

  Mt 11:28-30
 

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. KJV

Note that the way to finding rest in Jesus is by learning of Him. God's peace comes through knowledge of His Word.

   
 

The picture of reaching bottom is tantamount to giving up hope of helping oneself. All the self-help schemes being endorsed by highly visible leaders of the Christian faith are the products of psychology and do not compute with sound doctrine nor this vision. Jeannette had no control over being pulled under water nor surfacing showing that our pursuit in this world is as God wills. All anyone can do in order to fulfill a call is to allow God to break him or her. Keep in mind that everyone is called to something. No one is bereft of a gift.

  1Co 7:7
 

7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. KJV

Our job is to find out what our call and/or gift is through studying "The Will" and then learning how to fulfill it by submission to the leading of the Spirit of God. Everyone must reach a bottom without any hope of saving himself in order for the Lord to rescue him. This is not only true in ministry by also in salvation. When we look at the naked cross and realize that there is absolutely nothing we can do to save ourselves, we will have reached our bottom. Everyone who follows Jesus will be taken to the depths of helplessness because we must see that we can bring nothing with us to the cross to aid in the salvation process. Listen to the words of the old hymn, "Jesus paid it all. All to Him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain, but He made me white as snow." Furthermore, we must go to the waters for sanctification for service. Self must be crucified so people will only see Jesus. Whenever we want to be seen by men, we dilute if not negate the glory that only God deserves.

Allowing Jesus to be in complete control of our ship means we must break from any taint of mysticism and quit worshipping at the altars of selfhood, godhood, and becoming supermen. There is only one God, and He is the creator of the universe, men, and angels. He has all the answers for He created everything, and He put those answers in a manual called the Bible. We are His workmanship, servants created unto good works. It is required of a servant to make his will subservient to His Masters, and it is required of a Master to provide for the well-being of a servant. Will God do less? Because He is wealthy, we are wealthy. Because He is benevolent and merciful, we are blessed and given all that we need and often what we want. Sometimes what we want, though, is not good for us and that presents a problem. As you study His Word, you learn what is in "The Will," and what pleases Him and what does not. You need to find out what belongs to you so you can appropriate the blessings you have been given. After your dive into the water and having reached your bottom, the Lord will be able to richly bless you. Then you will find yourself as Jeannette -- the head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13), sailing with refreshing breezes and mist cooling your face (Acts 3:19), and having been harnessed to Jesus' yoke which will guide you unswervingly to your eternal destination (Jeremiah 29:11).

   
 

Conclusion

 
The sail ship in this vision epitomizes anyone's ministry or service who has allowed God to take him or her through the depths of cleansing.

Subsequent to decontamination of the flesh, you will find Jesus at the helm. Significantly this was a ship with sails and not an ocean liner, tugboat, rowboat, or submarine, all of which move by motors or human energy. The ministries in transit to the city all navigated as a result of man's greatest efforts and ingenuity. In contrast, Jeannette's sailboat was traversing through water with the aid of the wind -- symbolic of the Holy Spirit. What a way to go! "Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit saith the Lord of hosts" (Zechariah 4:6).

Christians should never use anything but sailboats to voyage through the sea of peoples. With Jesus at the helm, we cannot run aground. With the Holy Spirit as the wind in our sails, we cannot lose power. Knowing that the Father loves us as He does Jesus (John 17:23), and that He has a plan for our lives, we have a destination and a hope. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you (i.e., His plan for our lives), saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end (i.e., hope for a good ending)" (Jeremiah 29:11). All we need is to make the decision to go to the depths of the water of the Word for cleansing: "...that He might sanctify and cleanse it (the church) by the washing of water by the Word" (Ephesians 5:26).

   
 

Epilogue

This vision is instructive for Christians at this time of history. The Church is being infiltrated with subversive "new" doctrines, which undermine the purity of Jesus' teachings. Anyone participating in churches where sin, as exposed in the Bible, is glossed over and unexposed, or where mysticism is permitted to share in the gospel message, causes God's people to become subjected to ungodliness and dishonor at the judgement seat of Christ and perhaps triggers a slow death by suffocation. Tolerance of evil is no virtue, for God has zero tolerance for sin. The wrath of God spoken of in Scripture, which begins the Day of the Lord, is proof of His holiness and His Divine Decree to punish sin and all unrighteousness. Anyone may at this time accept Jesus' payment for his or her sins, miss the torments of hell, and secure an eternal abode in heaven. 2 But, to furnish that abode with vessels of honor, i.e., gold and silver, instead of vessels of wood or of earth (2 Timothy 19:20,21), we must permit God to take us to the bottom of the sea, where we lose ourselves in brokenness and our sins are deposited (Micah 7:19), and where the purification process begins.

If you are going through some test today, God has permitted it and is trying to break you so that He can use you. It will be beneficial for you to quit fighting, yield to the Holy Spirit's work, and starting praising God for the "no water" situation. The sooner you start meditating in the Word, finding Scriptures that apply to your test and using them as your foundation for deliverance, the sooner will be your emergence from the cleansing process to fruitfulness for God. Every one of us has a ministry and is called to serve God in some capacity, some more visibly than others. Our task is to search the Scriptures to find out what God wants us to do and be willing to become broken by Him so that the rivers of living water Jesus spoke about to the Samaritan woman (John 7:38) can flow out of us to minister to others.

 
May the Lord put wind in your sails as you head out to the sea of peoples to fulfill your ministry that God has designed for your life.

 

Wind of the Lord in your sails!

 
 

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1 Read the "Vanity of Vanities" prophecy in which God is angry that the blood stained cross is being overshadowed by people worshipping at the altar of the power of the Spirit. (This)

2 Consult the "How to Become a Christian" page about information on securing your salvation if you are not already saved and would like to be.(But)

 

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