The Shofar 2002
By Nita (LaFond) Johnson :
Prophetic InsightI am going to attempt to combine my reflection on the Gathering of the Eagles with the Shofar as we held that critical meeting during the Feast of Tabernacles. And, as it turned out Messiah spoke to me throughout the entire season of the fall feasts this year. So, I am sure you will want to hear all that He had to say.
I do want to first remind you that these prophetic insights although given for the new year, are not expected to be fully realized for some time. Some of the things that were shared with me will not occur until the very end days.
Lion of the Tribe
It seems that because of the day in which we are living, and perhaps because of my own Jewish heritage that Messiah has been revealing Himself during the Feasts, as the Lion of Judah, for some years. This year is no exception. I still feel a little quivering in my body when I am in His presence as He always represents government moving in judgment, or another way to put it is just and merciful discipline. Ah but, discipline nonetheless! And, that bears with it the fear of the Lord.
So, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah appeared to me sitting upon His throne. He wore that same royal blue robe I usually see Him in; and crowned with many crowns. He was sitting high and lifted up overlooking the nations. With His deep penetrating eyes He was sifting the nations, exposing, and analyzing all that He beheld according to the Word of God!
Hebrews 4: 12
For the word that God speaks is alive and full of power
[making it active, operative, energizing, and effective];
it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating
to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the
immortal] spirit, and of the joints and marrow [of the
deepest parts of our nature], exposing, and sifting, and
analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes
of the hearts.
That is exactly what I saw Him doing: exposing our thoughts and intentions; judging, sifting, analyzing to the very breath and depth of man throughout the world. He was orchestrating circumstances and patterns in our lives in order to expose our inner hearts and judge every thought, intention and purpose. I thought at the time, who is a King like Him. Who is a teacher like Him. ( Job 36:22) If only every man would humble himself beneath His mighty hand, they would learn wisdom. If only every Christian would submit to these dealings they would learn to love His ways. If only my people the Jews would humble themselves.
When I see Him high and lifted up in this manner, I am always overwhelmed with love for Him. I want to bow low and just worship Him which I invariably do. And the song rings out of my heart: "Oh King of the earth how the people will come to you willing in the day of your power. Show yourself strong for those who love you and deliver the afflicted soul from his prison that he might in the end give you glory and honor that is due your majestic name."
All His works are done in righteousness. Never will we see that more than today. He is going forth exposing wickedness to bring justice to the poor and needy and those who are oppressed.
Behold ! God is mighty, and yet despises no one nor regards
anything as trivial; He is mighty in power of understanding
and heart. He does not prolong the life of the wicked,
but gives the needy and afflicted their right. He withdraws
not His eyes from the righteous (the upright in right standing
with God); but He sets them forever with kings upon the
throne, and they are exalted. And if they are bound in fetters
[of adversity] and held by cords of affliction, then He shows
them [the true character of] their deeds and their
transgressions, that they have acted arrogantly [with
presumption and self-sufficiency.] He also opens their ears
to instruction and discipline, and commands that they return
from iniquity. If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend
their days in prosperity and their years in pleasantness and joy.
My dear brothers and sisters, this is exactly what I saw Him preparing to do as He reigned upon His throne overseeing all that is occurring upon the earth. He is about to do something exceedingly wonderful in this respect today. He will show His mighty arm on behalf of the righteous who have been pruned and chiseled by trial, freeing them from the oppressor, and many will be raised up to reign in the Spirit as Kings.
Messiah Is Working!
Next, I saw Messiah bent down working with a bunch of gadgetry. I watched Him as He slowly but meticulously worked to fix, adjust, and sharpen the effectiveness of the multifunctional equipment that stood before Him. I saw wheels and gadgets of all kinds. He was joyfully and carefully making many adjustments to secure a better-synchronized facility.
After watching Him for a while, I asked Him what He was doing. He looked straight into my eyes and replied with a smile: "I am synchronizing all things concerning my own and the world."
I was intrigued as I had never seen such a thing before. But, I understood the parable He was giving. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah is overseeing the current discipline of man. Messiah is synchronizing all things in His vast Kingdom of the world; believer and unbeliever alike. He is busy bringing all things into alignment concerning you and me and His plans and purposes in the earth. Nothing is going to be left to chance. He is working to bring forth the harmony of His plans and purposes with every day events and people, so that His word will be fulfilled in its proper time.
You may have loved ones for whom you have been praying, thinking they will never surrender. Your fragmented and discouraged because of the many promises that have never come to pass. Perhaps you are even worried about national politics and policies that seem to exert themselves daily to circumvent the very Word of God. Well you can pray with faith my dear brothers and sisters. Because, Messiah is busy, very busy bringing all things into alignment with His purposes for His end-time scenario.
Hebrews 4:13 & 14
Not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight,
But all things are open and exposed, naked and defenseless
To the eyes with Whom we have to do.
Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has
[already] ascended and passed through the heavens, Jesus
the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith in Him.]
Nothing is going to be left to chance for these days in which we are living. We have decisions to make, and we may make wrong decisions, as is also true of our friends and loved ones. But, Messiah is busy already going ahead of our mistakes and preparing a way for escape from the troubles we may fall into through our errors. If we continue in error, He will keep working until He brings us back into line with His will. In the end if we will not embrace His will, He will embrace ours. For that, He is already making allowances so that nothing is going to usurp its authority and dismantle His purposes in the earth for the end-times. Many things which may seem out of line today will be brought back into alignment. If it needs fixing, He is working toward that end. If it needs cleaning He is purging and cleansing, if it needs a little more oil (His Spirit), then He is adding a little more oil. For He is busy synchronizing all things concerning us. Our faith is safe in His hands, my precious brothers and sisters.
All Things That Can Be
The things I wrote in the above sections you need to know, that your faith might remain fixed in the One Who alone is worthy, as He processes the world and His Church through the phase upon which I am about to expound.
Hebrews 12: 27 & 28
Now this expression, Yet once more, indicates the final
removal and transformation of all [that can be] shaken ~
that is, of that which has been created ~ in order that what
cannot be shaken may remain (fixed) and continue.
Let us therefore, receiving a kingdom that is firm and stable
and cannot be shaken, offer to God pleasing service and
acceptable worship, with modesty and pious care and godly
fear and awe. (emphasis authors)
I was given a dream in which everything I stood upon, or would lean upon would collapse the minute I felt secure. Everyone I put my trust in would somehow prove to be without power, ability or care when I most needed him or her. If they wanted to be there for me they had no power or ability. If they had one or both, they would suddenly not care and turn away. Nothing and no one was stable or truly dependable at the moment when I most thought it, or he/she would be. It was a horrible dream, and I wanted desperately to awaken. Finally, when my loving Father knew that He had well made His point I was allowed to awaken. As I did, He spoke to me as a friend would speak to a friend in an audible voice. He instructed: "The lesson from tonight's dream is this: do not trust in vain things, for no vain thing can hold you."
The Scripture with which I opened this section came to my mind immediately. What are the vain things? Anything that is not Himself. We must not put our trust in people, beloved. For no one is truly able to hold us but our gentle and caring Father above. If we put our faith in other people or things we will be hurt and we will topple when the rough winds of adversity hit. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken. That is His promise!
If He is going to show forth His marvelous works among the nations, He will first shake them, that includes America. Will more terrorist attacks come? Perhaps! Will our economy collapse? Rough waters are ahead and we are descending into a recession, for a little while, but I don't believe the collapse will yet occur ~ if the Church is praying as it should be. Notwithstanding, a collapse is eventually coming! When it does, it will shake the very fiber of this nation and nations throughout the world. Nevertheless, through the approaching storms, the United States of America is getting her vision corrected, so we are going to go through a rough sea until the Lord has our attention. How long will this season last? As long as needs be to get our vision corrected. Our earnest heartfelt prayers can make a difference and even shorten the season of trials, my Dear Friends. But regardless, if we are fixed under the shelter of His wings, then no foe can harm us. We may be tempted, tested and tried when it is over, but His wing will keep us safe from any real harm. Our Rock will not forsake us.
How do you travel through the pelting storms? Remember that God is love. Therefore everything He does is out of His outmost love and care for every living soul. That includes you! This will help you keep strong in your faith. Spend time in His Word and in prayer every day. This will build up your inner man into a mighty edifice, even during the storms. Looking back to the Scripture from Hebrews: Live in modesty and pious care for your soul. Remember, God is a consuming fire!
What does this mean. Take on a humble opinion of yourself. Consider others and their needs and wishes as more important than yours. It also means to live and dress modestly. The more we pamper our flesh the more it will demand to be pampered. Someday we will all give account for the way we have spent the money with which Messiah has entrusted us. Further, our dress should be of such a nature as to reflect Him in the earth. Not giving way to vain traditions or even popular fades that cause us to entice the opposite sex, but dressing in a manner that will provoke righteousness. All this and much more comes under the category of modesty. I remember once reading that Mikhail Gorbechev's wife appalled the Russian press because she would wear a mink coat while walking through crowds of poor and hungry people who couldn't even afford to have decent heat in their homes during the winter. They felt that the message it gave was that the government didn't care about the needs of the people. What kind of message does our lifestyle give to the unbeliever? Does it say that we care about those for whom Messiah cares, i.e., the poor and the destitute? Or, are we painting the same kind of picture Mrs. Gorbechev painted in Russia?
If with our lives, we paint the picture Messiah would paint if He were here on earth today, then much has already been accomplished. Therefore we will find much greater rest in the storms as our flesh has already learned to live within His righteous standard of modesty. I realize that people who have amassed great wealth feel just in living and dressing to please themselves. That is all right. For He alone is the judge. If before His judgment seat He is pleased, then we can all be pleased. However.....
We must learn if ever we are to become a bride without spot or wrinkle, that He is a God of holiness. When the created being is exposed to His holy Presence, it incites fear in every part of you. Fear because He is so holy and we are mere subjects of His holy care. That is what the Scripture is speaking of when it exhorts us to offer Him service with godly fear and awe. It is telling us to remember that He is holy and demands holiness from those who call themselves by His Name. Walk on earth as though you were standing before Him every minute ~ for my dearly beloved you are!
Love as He loves, live as He would live. Live as you would live if He were a temporary guest in your home. I think many things would change, don't you! That is the purpose of the shaking, to shake the world out of us, and to rule in the affairs of men in righteous judgment.
Visions of Glorious
Things to Come
The Men of
Some months ago, I saw a vision as I remember it. I saw Bob Jones and myself sitting at a round table talking about the end-time. A woman neither one of us knew, invited herself as our guest and began peppering Bob with questions about our very subject matter. After a little while, and not yet exhausted of questions, she asked another. She asked: Tell me about the rock cut out of the mountain in the book of Daniel. Has that already taken place? Before Bob could reply, I spoke up and said: "No. Those are the men of Stone Mountain that Daniel wrote about in chapter 2:34, 35, 44 & 45. They will not be released until the very last days."
The next thing I will share will correlate with the above. While in prayer and in an overwhelming presence of the Father, He began to give me a series of visions. At the time I was in Alaska, and was actually in prayer with a friend of mine who is a pastor in that city. So, a few of the visions will turn out to have multiple meanings because they will have significance for Alaska as well.
I saw a beautiful, and enormous, snowcapped mountain just like those they have in Alaska. My friends, Alaska has some of the most beautiful mountains I have ever seen. They are quite different from the mountains in the lower forty-eight states. I must admit, the first time I stepped my foot off the plane in Alaska and saw the mountains that surrounded me, I gasped in wonder and in amazement. I remained in that state for nearly my entire trip. You just have to see those mountains in the winter to understand what I am attempting to convey.
At any rate, this mountain in my vision looked just like one of those mountains in Alaska. Suddenly part of the mountain became transparent so I could see inside. Resting in the very belly of this mountain was a flaming sardius stone. The flames were the colors of the seven spirits of God. Oh, so you didn't know the seven Spirits of God had colors? Well, they do. In fact each one of the seven Spirits is represented by a certain color. These colors, although common on earth are not earthly at all. When you see them they are luminous and heavenly in their clarity and brilliance. Light blue is the Spirit of Might. Amber is the Spirit of Wisdom. The Spirit of the Lord is red, the Spirit of counsel is a transparent and luminous green. The Spirit of Knowledge is Indigo and, the Spirit of the fear of the Lord, is represented by a lovely violet. The Spirit of understanding is yellow. All these colors were represented in the flames of fire that danced from and all around this beautiful and huge sardius stone. It is impossible for me to guess the size of the stone as it was in the middle of the mountain. So, I can only relate to it by its environment. It was large and lovely as the fire of the seven Spirits of God encompassed it. I asked the Lord what it represented. He replied that this stone bore special and high prophetic giftings never seen on earth before and is reserved for these last days.
As it turns out the blood-red Sardius represents Judah in the Breastplate of the high Priest, which is also significant. To understand just how significant it is we must read the prophetic word over Judah listed in Genesis 49.
Judah, you are the one whom your brothers shall praise;
your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your
father's sons shall bow down to you. Judah, a lion's cub!
With the prey, my son you have gone high up the mountain.
He stooped down, he crouched like a lion, and like a
lioness --- who dares provoke and rouse him? The scepter
or leadership shall not depart from Judah, nor the rulers
staff from between his feet until Shiloh [the Messiah,
the Peaceful One] comes toWhom it belongs, and to Him
shall be the obedience of the people. Binding His foal to
the vine and His donkeys colt to the choice vine, He
washes His garments in wine and His clothes in the blood
of grapes. His eyes are darker and more sparkling than
wine, and His teeth whiter than snow.
The King James reads: His eyes shall be red with wine.
The part we will cover just now is that His eyes shall be red with wine ~ the color of the sardius. His eyes speak of His ability to see as the all-knowing, Holy One, which is reflected in the Seven Spirits of God.
His ability to see beyond the immediate and into the panarama of the Eternal and eternity is the characteristic which, enables Him to guide this Judah generation with the all-seeing eyes represented in the sardius stone or the Seven Spirits of God. The Bible speaks of this stone in Zechariah 3:9.
Zechariah 3:9 a
For behold, upon the stone which I have set before Joshua
upon that one stone are seven eyes or facets
[the all-embracing providence of the Spirit of God and
the seven-fold radiations of the Spirit of God] .
(Or the seven Spirits of God) (emphasis, authors)
I was once given the Urim and the Thummim and was amazed at how the one stone was royal blue resembling the sapphire the other blood red resembling the sardius. I say resembling because these had substance to them which somewhat differed from the two stones I mentioned. But the colors were very similar.
The Urim and the Thummim was used by the High Priest to hear the specific and immediate knowledge, wisdom, and counsel of God. And so it is with this sardius that I was shown. It speaks further of the Judah generation. They will be overcomers leading the army of God forth into victory with the full counsel of God upon their lips. The Spirit of the Lord told me that the release of this sardius would lift the overcomers to a whole new level of the prophetic never seen on the earth before.
It was a stone cut out of the middle of the mountain. Therefore, it also represents the men of Stone Mountain. They will be men who are overcomers and will guide the bride into tremendous victories in the days ahead. I would equate them with being the same as David's Mighty Men of Valor the angel told me about in 1990. Their mission will be to destroy the kingdoms set up by the evil one in the last days, as listed in Daniel the second chapter. They will be the Moses and Elijah, son's of oil, and leaders of the Judah generation.
I saw a volcano explode from this mountain as this stone was released into the earth, for the stone came jetting out of the mountain with the volcano.
See Part 2. . .
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