Eagle in flight
 
Conclusion
   
 

Interpretation

 
of Prayer and Slaves
 

Thursday, November 14, 2002

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

   
On Left
 
On Right
Vision 1 the American flag with its red-threaded stripes signifying a blood covenant relationship with Jesus.
 
Vision 2 the family heritage of the slaves without a future.
 

It can be inferred that because this bicameral vision was coterminous, one does not explain the other. Rather, each vision has a self-contained message and can stand alone. The ocean between them implies such. The one on the left is a portrait of the sons of God supplicating to their heavenly Father symbolized by the mighty mountain in the distance; and the one on the right was a depiction of the children of unrighteousness and their illicit father of lies and vanity, via an uncelebrated home-grown proverb. The abode or dwelling places of each group are not connected 14 and are oceans apart, the ocean symbolizing the vast gulf separating them. The aphorism from the lips of Wisdom on the right explains the character of this bankrupt family with no substance, no hope, and no place to call their own, whereas the behavior and non-verbal body posture of the men on the left communicates the motivational intent of their prayers and clarifies the character of this family group with a future.

The children of light show contrition as they supplicate before the mountain representing their God of hope. On the right, Jeannette saw nothing symbolizing the children of darkness, nor did she see any idol or icon before which they bowed. Why not? Since all false gods are devils, they are vanity and misnamed gods. They are not gods at all but lying demons. There is no God besides the Lord God of the Bible [Isaiah 44:6, 8]. Hear Naaman, Israel's enemy and General of the Syrian army testify, "There is no god in all earth, besides Israel…" [2 Kings 5:15], when he was healed of leprosy after the prophet Elisha told him to go wash in the Jordan River. Therefore, when the Lord gave Jeannette the vision, there was nothing but a void of words, emptiness without even an image to stand in for the being to which the slaves of the proverb were bound. Only a proverbial-like abstraction could identify the family heritage of the slaves without a future.

Vision 2 teaches that lying false gods have no truth, no substance, and no covenant. Contradistinctively, in Vision 1 the American flag with its red-threaded stripes signifying a blood covenant relationship with Jesus is the banner of the children of the Father in heaven. The Holy Spirit said that believers were not to look upon the flag as an icon to be worshipped, but like the cross, they should see it as symbolic of victory over the devil. May we untiringly wave it to get our Father's attention and to let the world know that Americans are still covenanted to the Lord of heaven. Illegitimate gods and lying demons have no fantastic banner for their children to rally around because the vision intimates they are worthless, vacuous, and empty entities, which come to naught. Do you recall in our report that God said, "Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work (is) of nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you!" [Isaiah 41:24]? Being incorporeal, they can only operate in the material world through persons who yield their bodies and wills to them.

Romains 6:16
Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. KJV
16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? [The abode of death is hell and that of righteousness is heaven, for Jesus said, "…when the Holy Spirit is come, He will reprove the world…of righteousness because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more…" [John 16:8,10]. Jesus went to His Father in heaven, for it is the dwelling place of righteousness.]

Can you see a correlation between this Scripture and the binate vision? In the above, we learn that we yield ourselves as servants to obey someone and that there are only two options, two spiritual families in which every person is a member - like it or not. In addition, in a previous vision we learned that everyone is at the present moment connected or spiritually tied to one kingdom or the other - like it or not. Listen to an astute essayist as he confirms the same:

Portrait of Joseph Addison by Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646–1723) National Portrait Gallery, London
"There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former. The transition from cause to effect, from event to event, is often carried on by secret steps, which our foresight cannot divine, and our sagacity is unable to trace." [Joseph Addison (1672-1719), English Essayist] 15

We may not understand how or why we are tethered in bondage as a bondservant or slave to one lord or the other, but like it or not, we are connected to eternity right now by a spiritual alignment, and it will stay as it is at this very moment unless a transference is made from one kingdom to the other. We can choose to change kingdoms, but connectedness obtains. Hear the Word of the Lord.

  Romans 6:17-23
Servant's Heart to God!

17 But God be thanked, that YE WERE the servants of sin, ['were' shows a transference was made] but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

18 Being then made free [born again] from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. [Two different lords - two different ways]

20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. [The fruit is shame.]

22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. [The fruit is holiness.]

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. [PAYDAY IS COMING! Are you ready?]

 

 

 

Fear and terror are the two primary means through which false gods take over a person's life. By enticing one to yield to sin evil spirits rule the person. Yielding to temptation leads to sin [James 1:14,15] and makes one a servant to iniquity as Apostle Paul explains above. Practicing sinning is dangerous for it will kill you. When a person yield's his body to a spirit continually, he becomes enslaved to that spirit and in due time is tethered forever to its home whether from backsliding or being blinded to the necessity of being born anew. "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God…Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God" [John 3:3,6]. Those are the words of Jesus. Why do we need to be born again in the spirit? These are the words of Paul: "For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died" [Romans 7:9]. The first breath we take at birth comes from the Spirit of God and we are spiritually alive to God and innocent of the knowledge of good and evil. However, the first time a child knowingly disobeys a commandment be it from God or parent, sin revived and the child dies spiritually like Adam. At that point, he needs a Savior in order to be able to fellowship with a holy God. This is the reason child evangelism is so important. We must help children make the transition of kingdoms while hearts are tender and before hardness sets in.

People who worship devils become like them since an offspring assumes the characteristics of its parent. 'Like father, like son' is more than a saying because behavioral psychology has found that parental role-modeling is the most potent factor in child-rearing. Since like begets like, illegitimate parents have illegitimate progeny. It follows, then, that spiritual slaves or bondservants become like their spiritual masters.

Slaves do not own anything; therefore, they have no substance or anything of value to bequeath to their children. They do not even possess themselves. We have noted that even believers are bought with a price, the price of blood. The basic truth of the wise aphorism from the rocking elder is that because they have no substance of their own, slaves can only pass down vanity, emptiness, zero, zilch. Is this the reason the wise preacher of Ecclesiastes opened and closed his instructive book with "Vanity of vanities… all is vanity" [1:2; 12:8]? He reports that he had experienced every thing there was to experience in life, and found that everything apart from God is vanity - worthless because unenduring and eternally unprofitable. Vain connotes someone self-centered, egotistical, prideful, and therefore sinful. For this reason the preacher ended his instruction to his son with the following exhortation, yea warning:

Fear God

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

 

13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. (His in-depth experiment with life he found to be futile, inconsequential, and without any substance. Do you suppose, like many today, he was trying to find out who he was?)

14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. (The only thing that will pass through the purifying fire unscathed in the judgment is what God Himself has produced. Everything else is perishable and therefore worthless.)

 

In keeping with the tenor of the preacher's conclusion, this double-sided vision imparts a warning that there are two families inhabiting the spirit world. It behooves each person, yea it is the whole duty of men, to find out which family he or she belongs to; for every work, every act, and even every idle word spoken, according to Jesus [Matthew 12:36], will be brought into judgment. When the Court of Heaven convenes, which side of the courtroom will you be standing? Apostle Paul said believers will judge angels [1 Corinthians 6:3], so will you be on the prosecution side with Jesus, or the defendant side with the devil? Consider this. "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit" [Romans 8:1]. Are you in Jesus' family having no condemnation - freed from slavery to sin and satan?

Let me crystallize this two-faced vision once more. It was given to illustrate the truth that there are two spiritual masters fathering two spiritual families with different heritages and different destinations. The ocean between them signifies that never the twain shall meet. The Holy Spirit used the United States to illustrate a heritage of affluence and moral uprightness for the sons of righteousness and light, while the proverbial-like saying of the wise elder who was established on the Rock of Ages, prophesied that the children of darkness and illegitimacy would inherit a chain of hollow substance in a world driven by vanity toward ruin. The clear but hidden message is that there are eternal consequences to peoples' choices in life. I implore any reader who has not changed lordships to do so now. Knowing that the days are evil, "…now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation" [2 Corinthians 6:2].

Thankfully, this memorandum from the Lord is also a message of hope for the people of God. The Spirit is encouraging believers everywhere to intercede for this nation by praying for her leaders in the government. The safety of the world rests upon the decisions of 435 Representatives, 100 Senators, a President, Vice President, and His Cabinet. Pray in expectation that they will pass the proper legislation to guard our homeland as well as make judicious appropriations for expenditures to revive us again to the Philadelphian stature we once had. Be persistent in reminding the Lord that we have a blood-covenant with Him, that we have a pact signed in ink by the Philadelphians in Pennsylvania and in blood by Himself at the cross. This will get His attention. I do believe that our merciful, long-suffering Father is forestalling judgment at this time for the sake of a few righteous people. Could you not feel the Holy Spirit cheering us on with the flag-waving map in the left vision? Nevertheless, He has also reminded us with the visual on the right that there are austere outcomes to procrastinating our duty to fear God and keep His commandments.

Lastly, is it happenstance that the United States map covered all the foothills at the base of the mountain? I think not. The Lord is letting us know we are a covering for the other nations of the world for the purpose of interceding on behalf of their salvation before His throne. The vision implies, to me at least, that so long as America has godly leaders at the helm of her ship, judgment on sin will wait till America's cup of iniquity is not just full but overflowing, and the sons of God all over the world will have more time to finish bringing in the harvest of souls. Amen! and Amen! God bless you and America!

Français : Jean II Restout : Pentecôte 1732

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See the vision 'His Voice' for an explanation of the connectedness of people to an eternal abode. (and)
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Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments, "Happiness Not Independent" (1794). (We)
 

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