The Trilogy
   
 
Interpretation: The Hour, The Blood, and Bound for Glory
   
 
Wednesday, February, 12, 2003
   
  By Lee Y. Martin, Ph.D., ©2003
   
 
The Hour
 

'The Hour' prophecy serves as a warning for believers to stay perpetually ready for departure from earth. It bespeaks of a set time in God's decrees for the culmination of things in the fulfilling of prophecies. Jesus correlates the spiritual apostasy of the present church world setup with that of His day and uses His own words in Luke 22:52 and 53 to establish a precedent as to why there would be dark days ahead.

   
 

Luke 22:52-53

52 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but
this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

   
 

Jesus was daily in the temple and synagogues teaching and preaching about the Kingdom of God being at hand. There is an unprecedented amount of teaching and preaching going on today as well. Note that the spiritual leaders were not able to do away with Him and His Kingdom message until His hour of sacrifice had met with their hour of power over Him. Jesus points to a parallel circumstance today. The spiritual leaders of Judaism could not touch Him until the set time appointed of the Father who Himself gave the rulers of the darkness of this world permission to make His Son a sacrifice for sin. This is the record: when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son who would redeem men by paying their penalty for sin [Galatians 4:4,5] and save them from the power of darkness and an eternity in hell.

   
 

Isaiah 53:10-11

10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him [His Son Jesus]; he [God] hath put him to grief: when thou [God] shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he [God] shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD [to save mankind] shall prosper in his hand.
11 He [God] shall see of the travail of his [Son's] soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant [Jesus the obedient servant Son] justify many; for he shall bear their [mankind's] iniquities.

   
  God alone was responsible for the hour of the power of darkness. In reality it was decreed before the foundation of the world. The fullness of time spoken of in Galatians chapter 4 was the hour and power of darkness in Jesus' day, and correspondingly there will come a fullness of time today. The diabolical rulers of the prodigal church cannot prevent the true gospel that saves from reaching every nation on earth because Jesus said, "…the gates of hell shall not prevail over the church" [Matthew 16:18], and this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; …then shall the end come" [Matthew 24:14]. Nothing will hinder the truth that will bring an unprecedented harvest of souls into the kingdom of God during the last days immediately preceding the Millennium. Nevertheless, the gospel has just about reached into every nook and cranny of earth, and according to Matthew 24:14, the end must be nigh upon us.
 

The Pharisees and the Herodians Conspire Against Jesus by James Joseph Jacques Tissot (1836–1902)

The leadership of the Jewish people came out in force against Jesus at a set time, which He called 'your hour' [Luke 22:53]. Prior to His second coming, Scripture refers not infrequently to another hour in which the powers of darkness will prevail over the church for a short period. Jesus insinuates in the vision that the church has already moved into this hour with the power of darkness at work within it as well as outside it. That is a sobering thought because the church seems to be alive and well with church growth accelerating. Could it be that the church is filled with tares – people who have not really made Jesus Lord? Tares are lukewarm believers who have backslidden or have not ever been born again and received the Holy Spirit. This is a most dangerous position because Jesus said He would spew the Laodiceans out of His mouth because of their lukewarmness [Revelation 3:16]. Given that spew means to send out forcefully in large amounts, this is a most alarming picture of the church today. There is no doubt about it, the church is growing profusely. If the hour of darkness is truly upon us, it behooves each of us to keep a check on ourselves as Paul suggests and make sure we are not found reprobate but ready to become translated on a moment's notice. There is a real danger that when true believers are raptured out, tares will capitulate to the antichrist either knowingly or unwittingly and take his mark.

Indeed, the church today will have its hour and power of darkness that precipitates the 'hour of temptation' of Revelation 3:10. The breakup of world order will not be something to shout about as was the breakup of communism because Jesus said that men's hearts would fail them for fear. Evidently, we are in the time for the powers of darkness to begin their work of synthesis, of tightening the net around the world so that the final endtime ruler can emerge. How do we know this and do we know who the rulers of darkness are? The second message of the trilogy is very suggestive of who they are. Quick on the heels of the first visitation, the second visitation 9 days later gave us here at White Stones Ministries a sense of foreboding. The meaning of the blood on the flag was not disclosed until 31 days later on February 1, 2003.

   
American Flag and the Space Shuttle
 
The Blood

On the surface, the second visitation entitled 'The Blood' seemed to be a message explaining that the United States will be in a war and some of her military personnel would be killed. I discounted this as the meaning of the message because we have already seen loss of life in the War on Terrorism. The vision would thus have been rather late. When praying about it, I sensed in my spirit that it was not a message about war per se. In addition, since we had already suffered disgrace by the 9-1-1 betrayal, I did not think it was another word about infidelity. On February 1, 2003 when America's seven astronauts were killed during the space shuttle tragedy, I understood its meaning. Prophecies are given beforehand in the hope of preventing disaster or to confirm what is coming. Since the shuttle mishap was non-preventable, this vision was given to confirm and bring to light the fact that hidden machinations are at work that will affect the course of the world in the very near future.

 
   
 

Mark 4:22-23

22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad [or brought to light].
23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

It is not uncommon for the Lord to confirm His messages to Jeannette and I with unusual events leading up to the interpretations for the oracles. In this case, I was in East Texas on business the day prior to the Columbia space shuttle mishap. Never before had I been to this part of the country except in passing through it, but I was sent there quite suddenly a couple of days before the disaster occurred. For a couple of days, I was directly underneath the line of descent at the midpoint of the spread of debris of the shuttles' disintegrated pieces. Little did I know that I was traversing the area that would become world-renowned the next morning. It was as if the Lord had taken me by the hand to the place of the coming event and was directing me to take note of what would happen on the following day. Had I not been sent there suddenly and strangely, on a business mission, I would not have felt an urgency that this visionary memorandum be given to the church. Because I did not have to go on the trip, but I felt compelled to go, and that, on the spur of the moment, I surmised later on that the heartbreaking day of February 1, 2003 would be key to the meaning of the blood on the flag.

As I watched on television the repetitious replay of the disintegration of the spacecraft, I kept thinking that the explosion and split-up of the shuttle was very similar to what a meteor event would be like. Having just interpreted such an occasion in the vision entitled 'The Meteor' on this website, I will not repeat the similarities between a disintegrating meteor and this shuttle explosion. As I watched the breakup, I could easily parallel in my mind the fallout experience to a meteor event on earth. If interested, I refer the reader to the vision. There is one thing, however, I would like to add for clarity. Since there is on record, first-hand experience reports about the Siberian meteor event in the early 1900s, I would like to introduce a couple of first-hand accounts of the shuttle disintegration for confirmation of the same.

It was reported by Bernice Cunningham and her husband in the Houston Chronicle, that the fallout of the shuttle "…sounded like a hail storm." Mr. Cunningham said, "…I could hear stuff breaking the trees…(and)…I felt the world was coming to an end. 1 This is quite similar to comments by people who experienced the meteor event in Siberia. Carol Harrison of Nacogdoches, Texas said that the noise sounded like a tornado but a hundredfold more impressive to her. "It seemed to last forever. Everything in our house rattled. We live in a brick house, and you could feel the vibration…The windows rattled. It was like a sonic boom right on top of your house." 2

Given the comments of the observers above (among others), the Holy Spirit impressed it upon me that this shuttle event was a preview – for all the world to see – of a coming attraction when a meteor will visit earth. The disintegration of a meteor, however, will cover a broader area and be much, much more devastating. The Spirit also told me that the spent lives of these seven astronauts was the meaning of the blood on the flag Jeannette saw in her church-house on New Year's Eve. The deeper significance of the catastrophe to the vision lies in the name of the spacecraft – Columbia.

The word 'Columbia' derives from the man's name who has been given credit for finding the new world, Christopher Columbus. Hence, Columbia is pointedly a reference to the United Sates of America. In fact, Funk and Wagnalls' New Standard Dictionary of the English Language defines the word as 'the United States personified.' The first shuttle was named Columbia in honor of the United States of America's preeminence in the push to explore and conquer space. Consequently, the Columbian name carries a similar burden for the United States of America as that of our flag. The blood dripping off the flag in the vision Jeannette had 31 days prior to the devastation of the NASA mission, personified the coming death and destruction of the Columbian space-craft.

Notwithstanding that the flag and the name Columbia stand for and personify the same thing, the American flag and the name Columbia have different origins and carry dissimilar connotations. We have already discussed in previous prophetic messages that the American flag bears the red threads (seven of them) that early Christians used to sew in their garments to signify and mark them as being covenanted to God Almighty and hence under His protective custody. The American flag is clearly a banner with emblems taken from the Holy Scriptures. On the other hand, Columbia is a 'crafted' name with occultic ties wrought by men belonging to freemasonry during the beginning period of our sovereignty as a nation. Freemasonry is an organization involved with the arts and crafts of livelihood and is devoted to secrecy and clandestine behavior. It is antithetical to the simplicity and openness of the Bible and is perverse in its hidden motivations.

Washington D.C. (the District of Columbia) was constructed by men of freemasonry as an energy grid designed to give birth to the sleeping goddess called Columbia who stands atop the Capital building. All the major streets of DC flow into the Capital building as spokes on a wheel toward the manmade goddess. She was crafted to personify the new consciousness of earth itself, and freemasonry believes it is the United States' destiny to awaken Columbia. She is known as the Spirit of America and a picture of her is on the wall of the House of Representatives.

The Holy Spirit expressly told me not to delve into the occultic meanings of this manmade goddess representing the United States, because God has forbidden Christians to visit the dark places of this world to obtain hidden knowledge. It can open doors to demonic oppression. Therefore, I do not seek forbidden knowledge, nor do I have any desire to understand secret meanings attributed to the emblems of various religions. The Bible has proved itself time and again that it alone is the source of truth and reality. Since all that is occultic is a pot of lies from satanic caldrons, I will not clutter my spirit with wicked imaginations nor will I be a part of disseminating untruths which I know to be untruths. Suffice it to say that Columbia was created by freemasonry as a goddess, albeit a dead one, and is not a part of our Christian heritage as is Old Glory, our flag. Old Glory represents the covenant our forefathers made with the living God at the time our nation was formed. Many of the visions on this website address these matters.

This vision's message is simple once a person understands the foregoing facts about the name 'Columbia.' God has used this non-preventable tragic event of the Columbian demise to express through this vision His attitude toward this manmade goddess and her makers. He is displeased with America's coddling up to freemasonry's attempt to take over the world through clandestine means. Let me emphasize that God did not destroy the space shuttle because He is not the destroyer – satan is [1 Corinthians 10:10; Revelation 9:11]. But He can use tragic events to His purposes.

We have seen from other messages on this website that there are forces at work to try to alter God's design of using nationalism to protect life and liberty. It is inevitable that internationalism will become the last system of governmental rule because the dye is cast and the Bible prophesies it will be thus. Meanwhile, Christians must pursue Biblical mandates and good works and let God be the arbiter of when and how things fall into place. We must be obedient to trust God to protect us in spite of the way things look, wait for His guidance and return, and live the love life. We must continue to show benevolence toward wayward nations as a role model of the God of grace and truth and support the helpless as best we can. In due time and at exactly the right moment, our Lord will descend with a shout and take those of us looking for Him home to heaven.

Let me conclude with something Jeannette felt when she saw the contrail of the space-shuttle in the sky. She said that she sensed God was telling her that He had drawn a line in the sky and every person must choose on which side of the line he will stand because the Lion of the Tribe of Judah is on His way! Glory! Hallelujah! Let's roar and shout for joy and lift up holy hands because our Savior Lion is about to appear and tell us, 'Behold…your future'!

"Behold...Your Future!"

Let's roar and shout for joy and lift up holy hands because our Savior Lion is about to appear and tell us, 'Behold…your future'!

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1
The Houston Chronicle, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, Section 1, p.3. (This)
2
Ibid. (Given)

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