Seeing the Past and Exploring the Future for Animals
Some prophets of God claim they predicted the 9/11 twin towers events before they happened, in detail. Some of them even say they have footage of their description on a documented date before the incident. Revelation 19:10 says, “The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy.” The Message Bible says, “The witness of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy.” The Amplified says, “Worship God! For the substance of the truth revealed by Jesus is the Spirit of all prophecy.”
I was both surprised and aware that God was calling me to prophecy in the mid-90’s. Although I had been unknowingly moving into that arena for a number of years before that, I was not boldly persuaded that this was my calling until after 9/11. Jesus indicated to me, and many others that we were moving into “the great tribulation.” You are way off the mark if you believe I am some singular nut out there speaking such stuff. Many of the prophetic voices today, who are born again Christians and not motivated by money or anything other than the word of God and the Spirit of Jesus Christ, are warning that we are in the midst of the ride provided by one of the four horsemen. If you don’t know what the four horsemen are you don’t read the one book in the Bible that God tells us to keep in order to be blessed. The word keepeth in the scripture of Revelation 19:10 is one of the final words of the bible and it means the following: to keep a watch; to guard those things; to keep an eye on them; to fulfill a command and to keep in your focused mind and heart. Here is the KJV version of Revelation 19:10: “Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” If you choose not to be convinced that we are in such a time, I prophesy that you soon will be!
If you are an animal lover, an animal photographer or even an animal hunter (you’ll notice you are at the end of my list if you are still killing and maiming God’s creatures) what I am about to write should be of extreme concern to you. For many years, I operated a wildlife sanctuary. Lacking the funds to fence it or have a full time guard walk it, the times got rough. So rough in fact that right now the food bank in our area cannot even supply enough food for one week out of the month to those who might be starving. Most prophets are saying we are at the moment when things get much worse and many people with access to rural areas are or have killed a great deal of wild creatures for food until there is little so-called game left in their area. My own wildlife sanctuary that I managed went from 200 wild turkeys, 200 deer and all sorts of other animals to basically none.
Photo courtesy of: George Fox
Why should this concern me and why should this disturb you? After those many joyous years, what people have been depending on being there when the anti-Christ takes over, are not there. This year I have many tomato plants that fell victim to late blight. I have beds of mint, apple trees, pear trees and currants, raspberry bushes and grapevines that are perishing from the drought and I have a forest full of evergreen trees and a stream once filled with fish that are now depleted with trees dying for lack of water. A percentage of the people are doing so well that I can hardly imagine their gunshots were not destroying what was left of the creatures in this area.
Now regarding the spirit of prophecy, let me quote the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:22 which says, “And except those days would be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” I used to read that as saying unless those days (these days coming upon us) were not shortened “no humans would be saved.” The Spirit of God spoke to me to the end that it does not say that. It says “no flesh.”
The Apostle Paul makes it clear in 1Corinthians 15:39 that there are many kinds of flesh, not just human. The Greek word sarx translated flesh in the KJV, means the meat of an animal. Contrary to false prophets, there are a number of things still to happen before Jesus Christ can return. No, I didn’t use the wrong word “can” for this is what the scripture and Jesus Christ Himself teaches. If these days were not cut short that we are living in, no kind of flesh would be in existence on planet earth. When the deer and the turkeys are all gone people will resort to eating doves and ducks, when they are all gone, they will be eating opossums and armadillos, when they disappear we’re back to an aboriginal treat, grubs, baked in leaves and any remaining snakes.
God is saying, “Do not make the mistake many states in America and other parts of the world made in the past eliminating species upon species and having to reintroduce them into the places where they once existed. Noah had to save a specific few of every representative animal species before the flood. Jesus indicated that when He returns it will be like in the days of Noah. Are you willing to sit back and allow species after species to experience its extinction while we play baseball, football, tennis and politics instead of fighting the good fight of faith? (1Timothy 6:12) James 2:18 says, “Yea a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works and I will show thee by faith by my works.”
As I have said before, “If God is not interested in saving every species alive today at any cost; He will have to apologize to Noah.” God once asked, “If this is how you act in a green tree, what will you do in a dry one?” If we do not guard and protect every species in this day when we still have some freedoms, when we can still express God’s viewpoint somewhat, how will we guard the creatures with whom we share this planet when we may be treated like Christians in many, many other countries? It’s time that we did all things possible to make every creature safe and flourishing on the earth.
Even been to Heaven? John the Revelator has been two thousand years ago to say nothing about where he is right now. This is a test question. Who did he see sitting on the Throne of God? If you answered Jesus Christ, you are partly correct. The Message Bible says in Revelation 4:6b there were animals around the throne. The King James Version says these beasts were “in the midst of the throne and round about the throne.” Therefore, when I said you were only partly right about Jesus being the visible God seated on the throne of God this was because these animals were also in the midst of the throne. The Greek word midst used here is mesos and means the middle of the throne. The scripture says these creatures were full of eyes before and behind. Some bible commentators, even those like me, indicate that those creatures can clearly see the past and the future. The future looks wonderful for animals because of the changes coming through Christ and His servants, the sons of God. The past is filled with gore and hunting for sport. If you were the victim of a bullfight or a pigeon shoot would you like to be participating in that game? Right now a large segment of the animals in our states, and federal wildlife sanctuaries are called “the game.”
God wants to lift the creation higher than He will ever lift much of humanity. He says, “Enter ye in at the straight gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leads unto life and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
The resurrection took us all to a whole higher level which we could never reach by our human effort alone. Not only, as I teach along with the word of God, did Jesus reconcile all things to Himself including the animals through His death on the cross, but His resurrection lifted them up. To be clear, I do not worship animals but I love them. If you do not love a dog when you pet it, love wild birds when you feed them or rescue an animal which has been injured by a car, you do not obey the Lord Jesus. His inspired servants tell us, “Do all you things with love,” and tell me my dear friends that you shoot your quarry with love or trap your “fur bearers” with love, tell me, how you club a harp seal to death with love or remove a squab out of its nest to feed cholesterol with love.
God said through the inspiration of His Holy Spirit in Luke 13:28, “There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves thrust out.” Jesus said, “If you love me, obey me.” Please find that yourself in the gospel of John. Jesus announced He was coming for a bride without spot, blemish or wrinkle. Right now very few could qualify for passing any examination that expected such a corporate Christian. It’s time to be washed in the water of the word and filled with His Spirit. It’s time to live to please God, not ourselves. It’s time to proclaim the gospel to every creature and act quickly with deliverance and transformation in our own nature and demonstrating to the whole creation that we are married to Christ spiritually and that we live to please Him. (See Romans 7:4) As the song says, “Joy to the world, the Lord has come, let earth receive her King.” And I might add, “Let heaven and nature sing” and awaken to the joy that is coming. It won’t come in this late night if we are asleep and our lamps have stopped giving their light. Psalms 36:9b says, “In thy light shall we see light.” Remember, when you stand before the throne of God the animals who are around it and in the middle of it are full of eyes and they will be looking at you. You may believe animals can’t talk, but they already recognize and declare, “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty which was, and is, and is to come. Amen.”
My next article, Lord willing and I live, will explain one way we can defeat Satan in his quest to be the Destroyer. The bible says, “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” (1John 3:8c)