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Hurricane Harvey is moving toward Corpus Christi, TX and will probably hit the city this evening. Since Corpus Christi means “Body of Christ,” it is a significant sign of things soon to come. Harvey means “blazing iron,” which is to be interpreted as “battle ready” or “battle worthy.”
Many signs can be interpreted in more than one way, and often the signs do indeed have layers of meaning. In this case, when I prayed about it, the Father said that this hurricane was to be seen as a good sign, a sign of the flood of the Holy Spirit that was about to come upon the Body of Christ.
Of course, the Holy Spirit usually disrupts our normal living patterns. So also there is no doubt that Harvey will do the same, not only to the city of Corpus Christi, but also to the Body of Christ in general. Yet those who are in tune with the Holy Spirit and who stay close to Jesus and His umbrella will not be affected adversely. Whatever fleshly things are swept away will be for their good, because for them, “all things work together for good” (Romans 8:28).
More than 35 years ago, there were prophecies about a great hurricane that was to hit Corpus Christi. This was often an intercessory issue during my days with the Net of Prayer in the 1980’s. I wrote about this in chapters 18 and 19 of my book, The Wars of the Lord. I went to Corpus Christi in June 1989 to deal with a hurricane, leaving home before there was any trace of a hurricane. Yet by the time I arrived, a hurricane had formed in the Gulf. On the shore at Corpus Christi, I rebuked it, and suddenly wind sheer cut off its head (as the weatherman said), and it died within 24 hours without hitting Corpus Christi.
My wife and I went again to Corpus Christi in 1997 to set boundary markers along the Gulf coast from Padre Island (August 21, 1997) all the way to Key West, Florida (August 26, 1997). This boundary lasted just one year, during which time no hurricane was allowed to hit the coast. But after the expiration dates (in 1998), many hurricanes began to hit the coast.
It began with tropical storm Charley which struck Corpus Christi (August 22, 1998). Then Hurricane Bonnie struck Cape Fear, NC (August 26, 1998). Then Hurricane Earl hit Panama City, FL (September 3, 1998).
This particular prophetic work was designed to protect the Body of Christ from the Red Dragon, which (at that time) was how these hurricanes were manifesting. We have had many wars against the Red Dragon over the years, most of them defensive in nature, because the time had not yet come to overthrow him. However, in 1996-1999 we had a three-year series of “Dragon Wars,” which I recorded in greater detail in chapters 18-21 of Wars of the Lord.
These wars came out of the signs in the heavens, when Virgo appeared to give birth to the moon, beginning in September 1996. This was, of course, about the time when we were led to declare the 120th Jubilee from Adam (September 23, 1996). This sign in the heavens repeated four times, culminating in September of 1999, as we held the festival at Port Austin, Michigan to celebrate the 2000th birthday of Jesus, who was born in September of 2 B.C.
Now, in 2017, we are seeing another sign in the heavens coming on the 21st anniversary of our 120th Jubilee declaration. On September 23, 2017 Virgo (the Virgin) will give birth to Jupiter (the King’s Planet).
In 1996-1999 it was the moon that was brought forth. The moon signifies the church. In 2017 it is Jupiter that is being brought to birth. Jupiter signifies the coming King, Jesus Christ. The Hebrew name for Jupiter is Zedek, “righteousness,” and Jerusalem was called the City of Zedek. In fact, the nations throughout history have identified their own capital cities with Jupiter. Jerusalem was no exception.
Hence, Jupiter’s birth on September 23, 2017 ought to be seen in the general flow of revelation that began as early as September 1996. The fact that Jupiter will be born precisely 21 years after we declared the 120th Jubilee is no coincidence. Since 21 is the number of “distress” in Scripture, we might even see this as a long-term time of birth pangs from one age to another.
So from 1996-2017 brings us to the present time and the end of the beast systems, as I have explained often in earlier writings.
Overthrowing the Red Dragon
Earlier this week, on August 21, 2017, we prayed to cast down the Red Dragon and the other three archprinces of the beast nations.
Is it just coincidental, then, that Harvey became a hurricane three days later on August 24, and that today it threatens Corpus Christi?
Hurricanes are always serious matters from an earthly point of view. But Harvey is different from the past hurricanes that threatened Corpus Christ, because we are now in a new day. Hence, the hurricane must be seen in a new light, according to the progressive flow of revelation that has been given to us.
On one hand, the “blazing iron” could be seen as a threat to the Body of Christ coming from the iron kingdom (Rome). But on the other hand, the Manchild being born comes with a “rod of iron” (Revelation 12:5). This is the sign that is now before us. The events of August 21, 2017, with the solar eclipse and the divine court case against the four beasts, now point toward the birth of the Manchild on September 23. He comes with a rod of iron.
Part of the divine court proceedings on August 21 involved claiming the four metals for God’s treasury (gold, silver, bronze, and iron). This was according to the instructions given to Joshua when fighting the battle of Jericho (Joshua 6:19). The battle of Jericho was the primary Old Testament sign of the fall of Babylon in the book of Revelation. Even as Joshua took the Kingdom long ago, so also the greater Joshua (Yeshua) is taking the Kingdom again on a greater scale. But in both cases, all four metals (kingdoms) must go into His treasury. Revelation 11:15 says, “The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ.”
In other words, when Christ takes over, He destroys the system of bondage in order to lay claim to the assets (people) of the beast nations. It is not about destruction, but about the restoration of all things. Those who disagree are like Achan, whose fate was not so positive. I wrote about the Achan Doctrine in chapter 10 of my book, Creation’s Jubilee.
So I believe we should look at Hurricane Harvey as a belated attempt of the iron kingdom of Babylon to destroy the Body of Christ, but in reality, God has ruled against the beast nations. God has taken the blazing iron sword of Rome/Babylon and has turned it into a rod of iron by which the Manchild will rule the nations. Whereas the beast nations are trying to destroy the Body of Christ with a blazing iron sword, God has turned their weapon against them, and is blessing the Body of Christ with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
For this reason, what is coming to the earth is not a repeat of Noah’s flood, which destroyed the earth, but the second flood—the flood of the Holy Spirit, which is coming to disrupt the existing order. When this flood is complete, “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14).