Day 2 September 12,2001
Dragon
Interpretation: The Dragon
 
by Lee Y. Martin,Ph.D.©2001
   
 
A Wounded Beast
  Harmonization of all Scripture leads one to the conclusion that the destructive wrath displayed through verse in Revelation 18 does not refer to the twin towers catastrophe in New York City. Analysis of the Revelation Babylonian references in the "Kiss" vision reveals that Babylon's quick demise in one hour comes from supernatural means and not the arm of flesh. Although God uses men as tools to accomplish His will [Jeremiah 51:20], in the case of the New York City calamity the Spirit impressed upon me that it is a test to try the will of the American people. Thus, we still have time for revival and an open window to get out the gospel. It all depends upon what believers do. Will they get revived or will they stay slothful? THE NEWSPAPER: The San Francisco Examiner THE STORY: On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four airliners on U.S. soil, flying two into the World Trade Center towers and another into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people died.
 
 
 

Those who heed the warning will flee for refuge to our high priest within the veil and lay hold upon the hope set before us in the name of Jehovah-Nissi, which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast and which is based upon the immutability of God's counseling Word that cannot lie [Hebrews 6:12-20; Titus 1:2]. Although the tree is cut 4, God has not removed its carcass yet. We are still here! The vision Jeannette had of the dragon on the day following the prophecy of the 11th, reveals that satan attempted to prematurely set up his Antichrist kingdom.

We are told in the vision that the slumbering dragon which represents the eighth and last beast of Revelation 17:11 was aroused from resting. Somebody or something had summoned him to arise. May I suggest it was the loud awakening blast of the twin tower episode on September 11th a full week prior to the Feast of Trumpets? Did not this explosion awaken the entire world? A theme running throughout the Bible is that of admonishing people to awaken from sleep.

   
 
Knight and Dragon: Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?

Ephesians 5:14

14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Isaiah 51:9

9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?

 
   
 

Jeannette saw the dragon wounded and retreat in the vision, which indicates the "set time" has not come. We know from Scripture that the beast will be wounded and his deadly wound be healed [Revelation 13:3,12,14]. This failed attempt by satan to usurp control of God's client nation reveals he cannot do his own will without God's permission. The attack aroused the hidden glorious true church sprinkled throughout the world 5 and their prayers restrained the beast at this time.

 
Joel 2:13-14
13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
14 Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him;
 
Revelation 13:3,12,14
  God is constantly looking for reason to stay His hand of judgment as the above shows. Let us remember how Ninevah repented and God changed His mind and destroyed them not.
 
Jonah: But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God...
Jonah 3:8-10
8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

  We still have space to repent, but when the true church is gone, then satan will have his day on the planet ruling over its entire surface. But praise God, it cannot happen until the saints are gone. We will be hidden in the "Day of Hiding" within the heavenly sanctuary waiting our time of debut [Zephaniah 2:3; Isaiah 26:20-21; Psalms 27:5].
   
 
Feast of Trumpets
 

The fifth feast of Jehovah known as the Feast of Trumpets comes in the Fall during the month of either September or October on the Gregorian Calendar. It is the first of the three fall feasts all of which relate as a group to the second advent of Christ - His coming to rule and reign. The first three feasts come in the spring and are a triplet subset of the whole set of seven referencing the first advent of Christ - His coming to save the world. The middle feast of the Feasts of Jehovah, Pentecost, depicts the advent of the Holy Spirit for the purpose of helping people live a holy life. The Jews celebrate these seven Feasts of Jehovah (they belong to God, not Israel [Leviticus 23:4]) because God commanded them to do so in the Torah. Each celebration was a rehearsal of what would happen at some point in the future of humanity. The first four feasts have already come to pass exactly on time as prescribed by God in His written Word. I have no doubt that the last three feasts will also come to pass exactly as testified to by the customary activity associated with the celebration.

The feast we need to focus on for this vision is the first one of the last three, the Feast of Trumpets also known as "The Day of Hiding". Jewish custom indicates that on this day the righteous will be hidden from judgment. Paul spoke to this custom in 1 Thessalonians 5:9 when he wrote that "…God hath not appointed us to wrath but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ." He knew what Zephaniah had written: "Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be HID in the day of the LORD's anger" [2:3]. What does it take to be hidden from judgment? Righteousness and meekness. In other words, holiness.

There are a dozen or more Jewish customs associated with this feast that point to it as being the time when Jesus returns as a thief to snatch away His bride. Space does not permit here to delve into them. However, there is one traditional term found in Jewish writings that the Holy Spirit impressed upon me related to the WTC disaster which was instrumental in the interpretation of this vision. It is the Hebrew nomenclature for the Feast of Trumpets in the Torah: Yom Teruah, the "Day of the Awakening Blast."

The Feast of Trumpets is more popularly known as Rosh HaShanah, the first day of the new year on the Jewish civil calendar. Jewish custom teaches that it is the day on which God created the world. Because of this belief, it is also thought that it will be the beginning day of God's recreation of the earth, its restoration to its former glory in Eden. "The Day of the Lord" label repeatedly used in Scripture implies that when it begins, satan's lease on this planet is about over. He will have only seven more years to rule. It will then be the Lord's sovereign time, His Day of Glory. The refurbishing process begins with a cleansing of the earth by fire. As with all creative processes, order is brought out of disorder. Jewish days begin with night. Light came out of darkness. Moreover, life comes out of death.

The only command specified in the Bible associated with this feast is the blowing of trumpets with a shofar or ram's horn. Much tradition is connected with the blowing of trumpets and many words could be written in explanation but this would be ancillary to the interpretation of the vision. What is pertinent is the fact that the shofar horn is blown TO AWAKEN MEN, to alert them to the fact that Judgment day is near. Ten days from this Feast is the Day of Atonement or Judgment Day designating the end of the rule of the devil and the dispensation of rewards for the righteous. The gates of heaven are opened on the Feast of Trumpets and closed at the end of the Day of Atonement. Five days later, the Feast of Tabernacles begins which represents the millennial rule of Christ's kingdom. So, the three feasts can simply be thought of as:

•Repentance - Feast of Trumpets

•Redemption - Day of Atonement

•Rule of the righteous - Feast of Tabernacles

   

An Awakening Blast

 

From the Talmud and Jewish writings, we know that the fall feasts are customarily known as "Teshuvah" or the "Season of Repentance".
 

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Yom is the Hebrew for "day", and Teruah is the Hebrew for "an awakening blast", hence, the "Day of An Awakening Blast". In the Old Testament teruah is also translated "shout" [Zephniah 3:14].
 
   
 
 

Strong's Concordance lists ruah's meaning as:

OT:7321
ruwa` (roo-ah'); a primitive root; to mar (especially by breaking); figuratively, to split the ears (with sound), i.e. shout (for alarm or joy):

When something splits the ears with sound, is that not a blast? The King James translators have rendered this Hebrew word as:

KJV - blow an alarm, cry (alarm, aloud, out), destroy, make a joyful noise, smart, shout (for joy), sound an alarm, triumph.
 
  Is it not becoming obvious why God designated that the Feast of Trumpets should be an alarm day? From the Talmud and Jewish writings, we know that the fall feasts are customarily known as "Teshuvah" or the "Season of Repentance". Men need awakening to the fact that they are near to judgment, as near as one breath away, and ought to repent. Our hearts are so dark and depraved that it takes loud blasts and unnerving jolts to stir them into action. The trumpet blasts each day during the season of "Teshuvah" are purposely blown in order to gain the attention of men. For thirty days prior to the Feast of Trumpets the shofar is blown. It is to awaken them to the fact that they must choose whether to repent or not, whether to follow our Captain, Jehovah-Sabboath, or our own self-interests.
 

Jehovah-Sabboath - Lord of Hosts

Recall that Jesus said He would come down from heaven to gather His bride with a "shout" and "with the trump of God." His shout would be a blast, which is an alarm, to awaken the dead in Christ. There will be no time to repent then. The Season of Repentance is the time before He returns. The church of Christ for the most part has been sleeping, and many Christians are temporally dead. They are alive but have not remained alive and need to be awakened because only those "…who are alive and remain (alive) shall be caught up together with them (the risen dead in Christ) …to meet the Lord in the air…" [1 Thessalonians 4:17].

Since the day of the awakening blast in NYC happened a week prior to the Feast of Trumpets, it cannot signify, in my estimation, that the Day of the Lord has begun. Rather, it serves as a battle cry to wage war against our enemy through intercessory prayer for our nation and the lost. We have the name of Jesus as well as Jehovah-Nissi and we have the power source within us, the Holy Spirit, to win this war of terror. We have the Word of God sharper than any two-edged sword or bomb, the holy angels who outnumber those of satan, and a high priest interceding for us in the throne room who has overcome the enemy and who never slumbers nor sleep. What more divine operating assets do we need? Let's therefore go forth with the shout of victory in our war room - the prayer closet - until we hear our Lord's shout, the blast called the "last trump". This trumpet blast has nothing to do with those seven trumpets of judgment in the book of Revelation. The "last trump" is the title given to the specific blowing of the right shofar horn of a ram signifying that the Church Age is over and the Day of the Lord has begun. It is a rehearsal of things to come. The shofar blast can either be a summons to a convocation or a warning of danger. Blown on the Feast of Trumpets its double meaning is beautifully prophetic of the Day of the Lord. The church will be called with a blast to a heavenly gathering of saints, while the earth will be warned upon their departure of the coming danger of the antichrist kingdom.

Another trumpet blast titled the "first trump" is blown on the Feast of Pentecost in contradistinction to the "last trump" blown on the Feast of Trumpets. Each of these are long blasts on a shofar horn blown in remembrance of the significance attached to the meaning of the feast day on which it is blown. From Pentecost to Trumpets the Holy Ghost has been busily selecting a bride for God's Son. Paul reveals the mystery surrounding the "last trump" in his letters to Corinth and Thessalonia [15:52; 4:16 respectively]. We would do well to take heed to what the Bible teaches. In sum, the three great trumpet blasts on the shofar that are associated with God's feasts are:

The "First Trump" - Feast of Pentecost

The "Last Trump" - Feast of Trumpets

The "Great Trump" - Day of Atonement

There is not space to discuss these specific trumpet blasts here. Suffice it to say, surely, our days are numbered, and the day is far spent.

   
 

Ears to Hear

Did we not see in the vision the awakening of the dragon? Apostasy has blinded the eyes of the church and deafened its ears, and the dragon thought he heard his master satan call him to arise and take charge. Evidently, satan did not think there were enough people left who could call into the deep and arouse God's compassionate heart. He was wrong. The devil's fierce dragon could not overcome the mighty assault of prayers on the special Prayer Day called forth by the leader of God's client nation. Praise God for the godly men in our government in Washington. We must never to forget to uphold them and our military in daily prayer. Notwithstanding, it was the myriad of prayer missiles by all the godly in this world that interfered with the awakening at this time of the beastly cruel, endtime kingdom. Did not the Lord say in the prophecy of the 11th that His people would "arise and go forth with great ferocity" on the third day? Man is no match for the dragon, but the dragon is no match for Jehovah-Nissi, the Lord our Protector or Jehovah-Sabboath, the Lord of Hosts - Captain of all the heavenly armies. Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Without doubt, the arrowlike missiles were the prayers of godly people the world over. God was not remiss in hearing their cry for help. Jeannette saw an escalation in the number of missiles until they became so numerous they formed deadly wavelike pulsating laser hits that even the dragon could not endure. As the earth revolved, each time zone shot its missiles. This shows that "…if my people pray…and turn …I will hear…and will heal…" is not just idle talk. God is serious about His promises, but just as serious about His requirements. He will honor those who honor Him, and He has honored us with grace before judgment. Our prayers activated His tender heart, filling it with righteous indignation and the weight of His heavenly glory pressed downward to push Leviathon back into his bed in the sea. It appears as if the set time has not come even though the trumpet has sounded.

   
 

Epilogue

As we have noted, this Feast of Jehovah known as the Day of the Awakening Blast is the time that Jesus is supposed to retrieve His bride. Since He did not come this year on September 18th, we still have time to prepare for the wedding. Ever since the start of the Age of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was sent to a select a bridal company for His Son, the beast has been restrained from taking over the entire world. He can only maneuver as the people of God allow it. The church has authority to bind and loose and unless she uses her God-given right to keep the devil in the bottom of the sea, the dragon will continue harassing people wherever he can find prey.

As Jesus commissioned His people to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, He delegated His ubiquitous authority to them [Matthew 28:18,19]. Now, we have freedom to bind our enemies through prayer. God has given us space to repent and pray for a real revival that will turn around the course of this nation. If we do not respond to this awakening call, God cannot work for us. If true believers do not do something about this apostate situation through prayer, God cannot, because Jesus has commissioned His disciples to act in His behalf while He is away. If we will act, then He will back us up. If we do not act, then nothing will be done. We are the ones holding the power within and we must not disobey orders. We must not grieve nor quench the Holy Spirit so that He cannot act on our behalf.

Repentance and holiness are the two things that will move God into action. "…In returning and rest ye shall be saved; in quietness and in confidence ye shall be strong…" [Isaiah 30:15]. Paraphrased this means, "By repenting and resting in faith (no doubt or unbelief) we shall be delivered; in sitting still and trusting in the promises of God that we are secure, we shall be strong." Faith and trust that God will deliver (individually from a besetting sin, or our nation from terrorism) is not an opinion or option, it is a command. "Have not I commanded you to be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismauyed; for the Lord thy God is with thee wherever thou goes" [Joshua 1:9]. If Jesus is our Captain, let's follow His commands.

Let us join in the call on the Internet to fast and pray on the specified days 6 so that we can be a part of the army of God fighting terrorism. Both of these prophetic visitations during the week of our shame give us hope that all is not lost, and for this we can be thankful. Warnings of judgment to come are necessary in order to keep us at the altar vigilant to holiness. I hope that this tragic affair will turn men's hearts to the Lord. May God be merciful to our country by extending His grace to a prodigal nation. Let us run to our Father as the wayward Son in repentance, and I am convinced He will run to us and embrace us with His love.

Maranatha!

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See the Interpretation: 88-1821 with references to USA for an explanation of the cut (broken) tree. (God)
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See the "Intepretation: the Pillar of Heaven Continued" Mini-Vision in which Jeannette saw the lights of the true church sprinkled all over the planet. (and)
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The Office of the Presidential Prayer Team. We recommend that you join this effort. Click on the following link: President Prayer Team (so)

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Mark 13: 8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
 

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1.) All graphics by jlvetter, ©1998- 20011, unless otherwise stated.

2.) Newspaper cover: San Fransico: The Examier, Special Edition printed on 9/11/01.

3.) Background sound: The Shofar is an animal horn blown like a trumpet. It is usually a ram's horn.If you wish more information on this instructment used by Israel click here: The Sounds of the Shofar

4.) Animation Peacock Butterfly by Seven Oaks Art

5. Dragon by Restless Concepts Aka: DogScout & Sage provided by PaintShip Pro Tube Depot

 

Update: Monday, August 19, 2013 4:23 PM