Today I was given an image to my mind’s eye. It was from a blog entry I had posted called “THE VALLEY OF SHITTUM FEBRUARY 18, 2011″ (Image above attached). This is the contents of that blog;
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim” (Joel 3:18)
The last few days, I have been praying for “new wine”. Not the new wine that I experienced from 1998-2001, for to my understanding, that is now “old wine”. It has sat in the barrel long enough to be called so. When I woke up this morning and opened my Bible, God spoke to me and said look up “New Wine”, which I did. The first verse was the above Joel 3:18, the key verse He wished to show me. It flashed through my mind that I have experienced two moves of influx from heaven, the so-called “charismatic” move, and the “soaking and healing” move.
Since I had been asking for new wine or a new move, God revealed to me this Scripture and how it applies to the next move. The “Valley of Shittim” was the place where;
“This marked the last camping-ground of Israel before they crossed the Jordan to begin the conquest of Western Palestine” (ISBE). Like then, as is now, His people are now positioned at this valley, and He is putting all the elements and conditions in place.
Joel 3:18 shows that “..in that day” (day=yome, “to be hot”), ..the mountains shall “..drop down” (naw-taf’, to ooze), “..new wine”, shall flow “..with milk” (khaw-lawb’, richness).
So, as for those who are now camped at the Valley of Shittim, waiting, they shall be given a new revelation of their Lord and His kingdom. The spiritual divine truth of the New Testament shall be opened to the earth. It will be like a mountain meadow filled with multitudes of wildflowers, beautiful to behold and touch.
Get ready, get ready, get ready! (end)
Today the Lord then told me to write this down;
“Then as now, things are becoming NEW. A new day is dawning. Open your Book to Revelation 12:6”. I opened the Book and this is the Scripture;
“The woman fled into the wilderness, where God had prepared a place for her to be nourished for 1,260 days”.
The Lord continued, “This verse means dealing with the old while ushering in the NEW”.
So essentially, depending on your bent and determination of the interpretation of 1,260 days. I believe it means 3 1/2. So 3.5 means one half of seven. And in Scripture, the number seven symbolizes what is held holy. So I would suggest the Lord’s church is split into two. The old and the new. Those who cling to old ideas and those who are open to the leading of the Lord. One portion seeking holiness and one portion falling away from it.
So to complete this meaning of 1,260 days it is said in Revelation 11:3 “And I will empower my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”
The “two witnesses” “will prophesy” for 1,260 days. To “prophecy” means to teach. They will exhibit the teachings and doctrine of the Lord’s emerging new church in power and in truth until their numbers increase enough to sustain itself.
Out with The Old and In With The NEW
So to put it in simple terms those waiting at the Valley of Shittum are about to be empowered to cross out over the river;
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim” (Joel 3:18).
Eight years ago the Word of instruction the Lord showed me was His emerging church was positioned and waiting at the river, waiting to be told to gather arms and cross over.
Today I received a Word of instruction that this emerging church is now being sent and empowered to proclaim the New Day of the Lord. As was foretold by the prophet Joel;
“Blow ye the trumpet in Sion, sound an alarm in my holy mountain, let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: because the day of the Lord cometh, because it is nigh at hand. A day of darkness, and of gloominess, a day of clouds and whirlwinds: a numerous and strong people as the morning spread upon the mountains: the like to it hath not been from the beginning, nor shall be after it, even to the years of generation and generation. Before the face thereof a devouring fire, and behind it a burning flame: the land is like a garden of pleasure before it, and behind it a desolate wilderness, neither is there any one that can escape it” (Joel 2:1-3).
This Scripture is such a work of art! It is a paradox or a statement that contradicts itself. On one hand, it is like a motor vehicle outrunning a desert sandstorm extending skyward for hundreds of feet. Violent, gloomy, fearsome and strong, representing death and destruction for those caught in it and unable to escape. But “the land” that is in front of it “is like a garden of pleasure”. This church is going back to the Garden of Eden! But the church left behind is in “a desolate wilderness”.
A Call for The Perseverance and Faith of The Saints
He who has an ear, let him hear: “If anyone is destined for captivity, into captivity he will go; if anyone is to die by the sword, by the sword he must be killed. Here is a call for the perseverance and faith of the saints. (Revelation 13:10)
Like the Lord spoke to me, “dealing with the old while ushering in the new”.
A double-edged sword has two edges. This is a time of conflict within the world, so shall the conflict be expressed in the spiritual world manifesting itself on the earth.
This is essentially the spiritual meaning of the entire Book of Revelation which is the Testimony of Jesus. His church has to be cleansed before His appearing;
“That he might present it to himself, a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:27)
For it has been told that “For the time is, that judgment should begin at the house of God. And if at first at us, what shall be the end of them that believe not the gospel of God? And if the just man shall scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? (1 Peter 4:17-18)
May Jesus Christ be honored, glorified and lifted up. Amen.