Interpretation
 
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Thursday, November 14, 2002

by Lee Y. Martin, Ph.D,, @2002

 
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Leviticus 19:35
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment,…

Leviticus 20:8
…(Y)e shall keep my statutes, and do them…

Leviticus 20:22-26
Ye shall…keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them…
And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all (kinds of abominations and idolatries), and therefore I abhorred them.
But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, who have separated you from other people.
Ye shall therefore put difference between clean…and unclean…
And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine. KJV
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Forward: Witness #1

If the reader has not read the visions and their interpretations on this website since and including the prophecy for the United States of America, I recommend that you read them because they aid the understanding of this vision. Often God builds upon and adds to what seers and prophets speak as the Word of the Lord comes to them. A clear example is in the book of Jeremiah. In chapter 36 Jeremiah commanded Baruch, his scribe, to read to the people gathered in Jerusalem at the Temple all the words of the Lord that had come from Jeremiah's mouth about Judah's coming judgment. God knew that the King would not receive the message and heed its warning, but would seek to dispose of Jeremiah and his alarming messages from the Lord. Thus, God told Jeremiah to go directly to the people and tell them that He had reached the limits of His patience concerning their idolatrous behavior and was planning to abandon them to the devil's dastardly deeds. "Thus saith the Lord of hosts…go and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye not receive instruction to hearken to my words?" [35:13]. God is giving them a last opportunity to "hearken," to repent and separate from their idolatrous ways.

To make the case that God builds upon His messages, it is written that King Jehoiakim did not accept the message from Jeremiah when it was eventually presented to him. "(A)nd it came to pass that, when Jehudi had read three or four leaves (columns of the scroll), he (the King) cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the leaves were consumed in the fire that was on the hearth" [36:23].

Since the tablet upon which the Word of the Lord was written was destroyed, God told Jeremiah to take another scroll and write again all the words that were in the first scorched, seared, and utterly spent scroll, "and there were added besides unto them many like words" [36:27-32]. In other words, God amplified and particularized His message in hopes that the people would yet hearken to His word of warning. The message He wanted them to receive was to return to the way of the Lord - to be holy, clean, and righteous, severed, separated, and far removed from idolatry. If they acceded to His counsel as King Hezekiah did in the days of Isaiah the prophet's words of warning, His compassionate heart promised to spare them a world of hurt and terrible calamity the likes of which their sister Israel in the north partook. Her sister had eaten the fruit of cursing and oblivion, and the book of Lamentations is witness to Judah's like folly. The Southern brethren did not hearken even though they knew what had happened to their sister Ephraim to the north. This fact caused them to receive double discipline. The land that flowed with milk and honey as promised by God to Abraham's descendents was taken away from them. With great longsuffering, God had remonstrated with one prophecy after another, adding to those aforetime, in order to try to avert national disaster - the catastrophe of being conquered, taken captive, and sold into slavery. There is a lesson here for the United States of America. "If any man have ears to hear, let him hear" [Mark 4:23].

Witness #2

Since two witnesses establish a matter, let us take another example of how God sometimes extrapolates upon one prophetic utterance with another. Look in the book of Daniel. In chapter two, Daniel interprets King Nebuchadnezzar's night vision of a great enigmatic image as representative of what would be in the latter days, of who would have dominion over the world surrounding Israel. Some years later, after the King had died, Daniel himself had a dream in the first year of the deceased King's grandson's reign. In the dream, he saw four beastly animals whose interpretations can easily be tied to King Nebuchadnezzar's image portraying four empires dominating the civilized progressive world until the times of the Gentiles were fulfilled [Luke 21:24].

Without the first dream and its interpretation in chapter two, the message of the second dream of chapter seven would be less clear. It is true that God could reveal the complete interpretation of the second without the first, but often we are left to interpret a dark speech for ourselves. Although the interpretation of Daniel's night visions were given to him in part, he did not understand their meaning [Daniel 9:27] because their words were shut up (unintelligible) and the book sealed (unknowable and blurred) until the "time of the end" [12:4]. Moreover, even with the angel's explanation that the four beasts are four kings [7:17], a full illumination of the meaning of the beasts is left up to the reader of the scroll. As a result, dare I say that their connotation makes more sense to the minds of men in these latter days of the prophecy [2:28; 10:14] having received the revelation of the image in chapter two? The pieces of the puzzle of both dreams follow similar sequences, but they differ in that the components of the dream in chapter two disclose the physical characteristics of the empires, whereas those of the dream of chapter seven reveal the spiritual character and tenor of each dominion. Hence, one prophetic utterance years later, built upon another to reveal more fully God's foreknowledge and wisdom.

Similarly, in this vision received by Jeannette, there are elements that already have been interpreted and aligned with Scripture in previous prophetic prose on this website. Hence, it behooves a reader who would like a more thorough understanding of this message to research the former oracles from the Lord. The reason for this will become clearer as we progress, and I will try to direct you to the interpretations of significance.

   
 

Biblical Principle of Separation

Israel and the United States of America are sister nations predestined for service to God. All one has to do is look at how God treated Israel to know how God will act toward the USA. That is the reason so many Old Testament prophecies can be applied to America today. Given that she represents the Philadelphian Church of Revelation, as has been shown in previous visions, we can deduce she is chosen of God to accomplish His will. In the following interpretation, we will give ample evidence to show a similarity between Israel and America. After establishing a similarity, we can use Israel's rewards and discipline from the Lord as illustrative for how God will treat America. Furthermore, it will disclose the Lord's attitude regarding the rest of the world's treatment of His beloved, "…for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye" [Zechariah 2:8][Deuteronomy 32:10; Psalms 17:8].

Severed For Bessings vs Severed For Cursing

Separation is for Holiness

 

One can see from the Jeremiah passage quoted in the beginning of this interpretation that God intended for His chosen people, His family of sanctified believers known as Israel, to dwell apart from the world and "not walk in the manner of the nation(s). The purpose of separation is twofold - to maintain purity and to exemplify a difference between the holy and unholy to people living in darkness. This is still His will today because God changes not [Malachi 2:6]. He did not choose Israel from among the spectrum of nations to be His servant client nation 2 because they were a righteous and numerous clan. They became His inheritance in consequence to an inviolable, unconditional promise He made to one man, namely Abraham.

Deuteronomy 7:6-8

6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. [He chose Israel then to be an holy nation; He has chosen the Church now to be an holy people unto Himself.]

7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: [Israel's formation started with one man, Abraham; the Church's development started with one man, Jesus.]

8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. [Israel was God's redeemed bondservant then; the Church is His redeemed bondservant today.]

Interpretation of this vision is dependent upon one's understanding that God has providentially chosen certain groups of people to be used as instruments to perform specific functions in the recovery of His creation from spiritual wickedness in high places [Ephesians 6:12]. Restitution and revitalization of a fallen world now illegitimately but legally ruled by a spiritual outlaw has been an enormous task of worldwide proportions. The ultimate goal is the establishment of a righteous government in the earth after legitimately dethroning its usurper. Israel was His instrument of choice to accomplish this purpose before Jesus' redemptive work on the cross, whereas, until now, the Church has been His chosen vessel posthumously. God is not through with Israel as some Biblicists teach, and the Church has not replaced her. Rather, the Church is the central figure in a subplot in the theme of Redemption. In the overall scheme of things, God plans to restore Israel's glory and rule the earth from her Davidic throne in Jerusalem with the Church helping Jesus from out of heaven as His co-regent bride 3. Many of the prophetic utterances on this website have spoken to this work of God, and this current vision is additional provender inferring the same.

Because the United States corresponds to the mature developed untainted Philadelphian Church of Revelation chapter three, which was prophesied to emerge in the latter part of the last days just prior to the setting up of Jesus' earthly Kingdom, 4 America is the nation of focus in this vision. Certainly, everyone in America is not part of this Church. Some make up the last Laodicean Church and others are unbelievers. Neither was all of Israel true Israel [Romans 9:6]. As Abraham found out, answers to prayer do not always depend on the condition of those in the prayer focus, but the condition of the one doing the praying. Abraham learned that God would spare a wicked nation from judgment for the sake of a few righteous people - even as few as ten [Genesis 18:32]. He learned later that there were not even ten. God's affirmative response to his request was dependent upon his own association with God as His 'friend' - he had a 'covenant of strong friendship' with the Lord. 5 Jonah found out that unless someone blows the trumpet announcing coming judgment, people perish [Jonah 3:1-10]. He blew the trumpet in Nineveh and the people repented to their salvation. Christians around the world can comfort themselves with these examples. Put God in remembrance. Plead your cause. Declare it so that you may be justified when God grants your request [Isaiah 43:26]. Arm yourselves with these two cases and use them as precedent before the Court of Heaven's Magistrate when praying for the United States. Why? Because as goes the USA, so goes the world. Her welfare affects the welfare of the entire world. She is the last bastion protecting an open forum where people can speak without reprisal about Jesus' claim to an exclusive Gospel. Nevertheless, she totters due to the riptides of lobbyists representing special interest groups. Fortunately, Jesus said that no man can shut her lips [Revelation 3:8], but if the worldly courts ever do, those people left behind can know the Rapture has occurred, can kiss freedom goodbye, and mourn the translation of the Philadelphian Church to heaven [3:10].

Up to now, the United States has borne the heaviest load of the Philadelphian mandate to evangelize the world. Thank God, she has not shunned her calling. God's favor has promoted and prospered her while His divine guidance opportunely equipped her to police the thoroughfares of satan's cosmic system in order to prevent stoppage of Gospel propagation. 6 It is easy to see that America and her sister Israel have been chosen and destined for specific missions. Both inherited fertile lands flowing with milk and honey to nurture and sustain their development. Israel's mandate as God's instrument was to bring forth a Savior who would be His "…salvation unto the end of the earth" [Isaiah 49:6]. This Savior was also to be God's Servant [Isaiah 42:1], a special envoy from heaven who would "…establish (a government) with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever." "Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end…" [9:7]. "He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law" [42:4]. The word 'isles' connotes those regions across the seas and overland that had not yet heard the Word of the Lord. At the time of the prophecy, they awaited the propagation of God's truth through missionary activity. Oddly, rather than quench the spreading flames of the Gospel, persecutions fanned them into a whirlwind of cleansing fire covering the whole earth. The zeal of the Lord was at work. Nonetheless, the two great isles of North and South America did wait a long time for Christ's Christianity. Then, at an appointed time, God divinely raised up the United States of America and anointed her primarily for the protection of freedom to spread a pure Gospel worldwide. 7

 

Servitude for Blessing

Israel in Egypt – 1867 Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Baronet, PRA (20 March 1836 – 26 July 1919) was an English painter, designer, and draughtsman who served as President of the Royal Academy.

 

In order to understand the significance of the statement of the woman in the rocker, 'Slaves who have bastards become slave to the slaves,' we must appreciate the meaning of the word 'indenture' (slavery) in the Scriptures. During her incubation as a nation, Israel was in bondage to Egypt as slaves. When God delivered her out of Egypt, God's intent was that she should never be in bondage again. Considering the fact that the hearts of men "…are deceitful above all things and desperately wicked" [Jeremiah 17:9], is that possible? Without a supernatural covering it isn't, because there is a spiritual outlaw afoot doing his utmost to see that people stay in bondage to sin and never think about the Gospel message of deliverance from him and sin through Jesus. It is written that "…all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called (and chosen) according to his purpose" [Romans 8:28]. God is working all things together to fulfill His will. All things are not good. If you are not among God's chosen people, you are in big trouble. Bad things can only become good when we allow God to work them out for good. Those people who love God will be blessed in their deeds, while those who do not will eat the bitter fruit of disgust and destruction.

Israel made a covenant with God to be His servants, to serve Him alone with no other false gods alongside of Him. In short, the covenant agreement of the Law stipulated that if Israel would let God be a God to them and not mess around with other false gods, she would receive His protection and provide for her every need. In this regard, God and Israel were indentured and bonded to serve one another by a covenant cut in blood. A covenant is a mutual agreement. It is a pact, or compact, having certain requirements for action on the part of both parties to the agreement. So long as its conditions are met and not broken, it remains in full force and is a law governing the behavior of the parties involved. Blood covenants are forever and have blessings and curses associated with them. They can and have become death warrants if violated because an avenger of blood - an integral part of covenants - can and must be sent forth to enforce the curses upon it if broken. Mafia groups understand this fully.

Since blood covenants and covenants of strong friendship have been addressed in another interpretation, 8 I will not delve more into them here. Suffice it to say that God amazingly indentured Himself to Israel, to be a real bona fide God, a loving merciful Lord if she would worship Him alone as the only authentic God. If she needed rain to bring forth her crops, it came. If she needed more animals for sacrifices, barrenness banished. If she needed shielding from invading marauders, an invisible wall of fire encamped round about her. If she needed supernatural help to overcome a more formidable army than she had, she got it. In multiplying her seed, God favored her with gifts of raw materials from the surrounding nations to meet the needs of her extending families. In pleasing the Lord, He "…made even her enemies to be a peace with her" [Proverbs 16:7]. What an awesome thing! The God who created it all, was at her beckon call! Only fools ply the trade of mundane things. How sad……for she played the harlot and lost her pearls!

The Law and Forced Labor

It logically follows that since God was now her Lord and had a covenant with Him, Israelites ought not be in servitude to anyone else. Therefore, God honored His people by legislating in the Mosaic Law that no Israelite would become a bondman to another person. They could become hired servants to overlords in the event of an economic shortfall, but not bondmen or slaves. Furthermore, the law forbade perpetual servitude. This principle crystallized in the New Covenant. Love seeks no ill to a brother and therefore needs no enforcer. Hence, love militates against forced servitude. Regenerated people in whom "the love of god (has been) shed abroad in their hearts by the (indwelling) Holy Spirit" [Romans 5:5], intuitively know that slavery is abnormal [as even the heathen admit]. From the beginning, when God told Adam to have dominion over everything, man was not included. With a dead spirit and a bent to wickedness, the Mosaic Law needed and had special commands to protect life, limb, and liberty, - even of slaves. Man stealing (known today as kidnapping) was a capital crime regardless of whether it was a Hebrew brother or a stranger: "If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you" [Deuteronomy 24:7]; "And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death" [Exodus 21:16].

God's desire and ultimate goal is for men to be free forever in a benevolent kingdom of righteousness. As a precursor portending to this utopian condition, the Lord established in His Law the Year of Jubilee as a perpetually recurring year of grace in which the domination of the 'haves' over the 'have-nots' ends. The Law states that the Jubilee is the fiftieth year after seven Sabbaths of years. At a set time in the beginning of this year, a trumpet blast signals that everyone in servitude, with the exception of those choosing to remain in bondage, was to be set free with generous provisions to help in beginning life anew. Moreover, all debts were cancelled and land which misfortune had forced one to sell was returned. The mistakes and sins of people were remitted and the contorted mess of a person's life was set aright. It was a year of rejoicing because the past was blotted out and sins forgiven, which is why it was known as the 'Year of God's Grace.' In that respect, the Year of Jubilee was a magnificent harbinger of the salvation of humanity. It exemplified Christ Jesus' mission to earth - to destroy the works of the devil [Hebrews 2:14] by affording men opportunity to be set free from his cruel exercise of power [Acts 10:38].

Pencil: Smile Jesus Love's YOU!

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1
All Scripture references are taken from the King James Bible unless otherwise noted. (If)
 
2
For an explanation of the term 'client nation' see the Addendum to the vision 'Earth Shattering.' It was first mentioned in the USA Prophecy. (because)
 
3
I refer you to 'Divine Arm of the Lord' vision for more information on this. (Many)
 
4
The mental construct that the USA represents the Philadelphian Church has been spoken to in several prophetic utterances, to wit, 'The Flow,' 'Earth Shattering,' 'The Great Apostasy,' and the 'USA Prophecy. (America)
 
5
'Earth Shattering' has more information about this type of covenant. (Jonah)
 
6
See 'USA Prophecy' vision for further elucidation.(It )
 
7
See 'The Flow' vision for more about this.(In)
 
8
See "Earth Shattering" for more detail.( I)
 

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