First Set of Notes:
On the last of the Feast of Tabernacles, we (John, Elaine and I) went up to a place called Mount Zion. It is located in Olympia National Park, Sequim. The park was firstly set up by TR (Teddie Roosevelt)-a very “manly” President, whose bio I happened to read shortly after moved to WA. We recorded a video for a time of prayer on the top and feel it is worth to be shared. It is a very a unique and blessed time. A lot visions and understandings were shared at the moment.
Please watch the Youtube video with special attention to a series of visions God gave to us through brother John Cochran, so you have more context of the things that I will relate and discuss here.
On our way, we were stopped by a cop who kindly fined us for $125. The very unusual instance postponed me to share a very special Psalm to us. The Lord put Psm. 118 in my heart the very moment we were pulled over. We read Psm. 125 instead later on when we got close to Mount Zion. We were excited to read this:
1Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,which cannot be shaken but endures forever.2As the mountains surround Jerusalem,so the Lord surrounds his peopleboth now and forevermore.
When descending from the mountain top, my leg gave away a bit because of muscle fatigue. John used a term for it which I never heard it before: Charlie’s Horse. The Lord told me, the moment I heard it, to pay attention to the meaning of the name “Charlie or Charles”, indicating that this is related to the red horse in John’s vision many years ago.
On our way back, I made a kind of “declaration” to John and Elaine. I said something to this effect: Today (tonight), in order to confirm His Word and Purpose to us on the Top of Mount Zion, the Lord will give us two signs (wonders). They will be unmistakably marked as His confirmation to us. One will be in the natural, to indicate His Judgment to the red horse (the wisdom of this age, the strength of man); another will be a word from the Lord. I also checked out the meaning of the name Charles. It means “Manly” – a perfect way to describe the ideal embodiment of the wisdom of “the sons of Greece,” (Zech. 9:9-17)
Before I went to bed that night, the Lord set me unto a “rabbit trail” of research. Below are the things I found and shared with John and Elaine in chat:
Screenshot for a chat (notice the time)
This is published about a hour ago. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34440842
Note: The place where Brad and I are living in Port Angeles is called Mount Pleasant Road. It is situated before the Hurricane Range (Mountains) which is covered by cedar trees. The first name of our landlord is Burt. These details brought to my attention of Arthur Burt’s prophetic word. I read it and was astonished by the coincidences relating “small things” of our real life.
Another thing worthy to be noticed is that this general prophetic word is actually specified by Bob Jones to be in the “Northwest ” region of United States.
Years ago, I had a dream that relates to this prophetic word. It was given on the eve of our move from Austin TX to the desert region in CA.
On our way to California, the Lord showed us a sign of three kinds of trees (branches): Oak, Palm Tree, Cedar. Unimaginable to me is that the places where I lived have literally been surrounded by these different trees thru the years, from Austin, TX (Oak Tree), to Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, CA (Palm Tree, dates), to Port Angeles, WA (Cedar Tree).
There are four kind of branched used by the Jewish people during the Feast of Tabernacles. I am not so sure what they exactly are. But one of them is willow branch. Wes Bridel, a brother who now live in Austin TX, emailed me this morning and ask me to share insights concerning the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles. His request stated me to compose the video and these notes. Uncanny as it seems, Wes’ precious daughter is named Willow…:) In my personal life, I grew up with willow trees all around back in China.
Spiritual speaking, just like the Four Faces (Beasts, Living Creatures) before God’s Throne, these four kinds of trees also symbolically indicate four season of a year, and four different temperaments or unctions of God’s grace and power:
- Willow Tree:
- Often grows by the banks of a lake or river
- Its branches can be woven into useful vessels).
- His Tenderness, His Plainness and His Simplicity. (In China, willow is a special poetic symbol of close friendship and intimate love.)
- Oak Tree:
- Often grows on plains
- Can withstand great storms and provide shades for people to rest.
- His Righteousness (Isa. 61), His Rest and His Protection.
- Palm Tree:
- Often grows a dry place.
- Producing sweet dates in a dry place; a sign for life-oasis in the desert.
- His Goodness, His Sustenance and His Uprightness.
- Cedar Tree:
- Often grows on mountains
- used for the building of King David and Solomon’s palaces and God’s Temple.
- His Majesty, His Royalty, and His Establishment.
The capital city is Charleston, which means Charles’ Town.
The name of the storm, Joaquin, is a Spanish transliteration of the name Joachim, means “set up, established or raised by Jehovah”. A king of Judah so named it suffered the demise of his life because of the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar. The father of Mary, Jesus\’ mother, had the same name according to legends in the Catholic tradition. When we combine the two together with the Pope claims to be the Holy Father of the Church (bride of Christ), whose religion is centered upon worshipping the virgin Mary, a great spiritual indication emerges: something made up by man (Egypt) to represent God (Judah) will be taken captive by His enemy (Babylon).
To me, this recent Hurricane has a double spiritual meaning:
- The flood, like the Assyrians for Israel and Babylonians for Judah, will devastate the pride of man’s strength and wisdom. (Isa. 8-9, 28)
- At the same time, God will raise up His Kingship, true Spiritual “Fathers” (sons of God), to bless the “daughter of Zion”-the Bride. (Zech. 9:9-17)
The city suffered great damage during the storm is called Columbia.
Bahamas was the place where Columbus first landed in the New World.
Correction: I was wrong with the detail: the Capital of SC is Columbia. Charleston is a great city there. It is where the Civil War started.
Second Set of Notes:
Recently there is ship sunk around Bahamas (sitting between United States and Cuba, whom the present Pope just “bridged” a peace deal and made visits during the season of the Feast of Tabernacles.) The name of the ship is El Faro, meaning a lighthouse or beacon in Spanish.
Before we moved to this region (WA), the Lord told me that we are to become a Lighthouse for Him-the true “city on the Hill”. The place He was moving to will become a “refugee” for His people. Here are some prophetic dreams God gave me for this:
Now let us look at these information:
- Christopher Columbus’ Book of Prophecies
- The location of Columbus’ first landing on America:
- The place where El Faro is suspected to have sunk:
- Hurricane Joaquin might reverse the course of Columbus’ first expedition-from Bahamas to Spain:http://www.express.co.uk/news/weather/609769/Hurricane-Joaquin-Britain-storm-path-track-UK
When Brother Moses visited us in April, God gave him a vision for our place: The Tabernacle of the Lord is in our midst with God’s glory coming down on it. I forgot most of the details. Another brother or sister from Kenya had the same vision about the same time and shard it with us (Moses, John and I) during a fellowship time.
On the word Zion:
It is composed of three root words in Hebrew, which means dwellers on a dry ground (elevated place above water), or more precisely, “the land of the living” (Psm. 27). The first root word means signpost, monument, or dry ground. The second, a very dry place. The third, have double meaning, one it means a ship; second, dwellers, etc.
Let us look at it more closely:
6716 צִי [tsiy /tsee/] n m. From 6680; TWOT 1907; GK 7469; Four occurrences; AV translates as “ship” four times. 1 ship.
6719 צַיָּד [tsayad /tsah·yawd/] n m. From the same as 6718; TWOT 1885b; GK 7475; AV translates as “hunter” once. 1 hunter.
6720 צֵידָה [tseydah, tsedah /tsay·daw/] n f. From 6718; TWOT 1886b; GK 7476; 10 occurrences; AV translates as “victuals” six times, “provision” twice, “meat” once, and “vr venison” once. 1 provision, food.
6725 צִיּוּן [tsiyuwn /tsee·yoon/] n m. From the same as 6723 in the sense of conspicuousness [compare 5329]; TWOT 1887a; GK 7483; Three occurrences; AV translates as “title” once, “waymark” once, and “sign” once. 1 signpost, monument, market.
6726 צִיּׄון [Tsiyown /tsee·yone/] n pr loc. The same (regularly) as 6725; TWOT 1910; GK 7482; 154 occurrences; AV translates as “Zion” 153 times, and “Sion” once. 1 another name for Jerusalem especially in the prophetic books. Additional Information: Zion = “parched place”.
— Enhanced Strong Lexicon
5438 מִשְׁכָּן (miš∙kān): n.masc.; º Str 4908; TWOT 2387c—1. LN 7.17 tabernacle, i.e., a relatively large, portable dwelling, used as a central place of worship, as the dwelling place of God (Ex 25:9; Lev 15:31); 2. LN 7.19 tent, i.e., a portable dwelling, made of cloth, leather, or animal hair, with poles and a superstructure for holding it up (Nu 16:24); 3. LN 85.67-85.85 dwelling place, habitat, i.e., a place where one dwells, with no focus on the structure (Job 18:21; 39:6); 4. LN 7.63-7.76 tomb, grave, i.e., a place where the dead bodies are interned (Isa 22:16+), note: in context, a new, rock-hewn tomb; 5. LN 7.2-7.25 house, formally, tent, i.e., a permanent structure where one lives, as an extension of a tent as a portable dwelling (Jer 9:18[EB 19]; 30:18; 51:30)
5440 II. מָשַׁל (mā∙šǎl): v.; º Str 4910; TWOT 1259—LN 37.48-37.95 (qal) rule, govern, control, be in charge, i.e., have a person or entity exercise authority over persons or governments (2Sa 23:3), note: for qal act. ptcp. as a noun, see 5443.6; (hif) make one a ruler, have dominion (Job 25:2; Ps 8:7[EB 6]; Da 11:39+), note: for another parsing in Isa 28:14, see 5443.6
5442 I. מָשָׁל (mā∙šāl): n.masc.; º Str 4912; TWOT 1258a—1. LN 33.11-33.25 proverb, saying, i.e., a wisdom saying usually terse, vivid and so easy to remember, as a discourse type (1Sa 24:14[EB 13]; 1Ki 5:12[EB 4:32]+); 2. LN 33.11-33.25 parable, i.e., a discourse type of a short narrative with a symbolic meaning (Eze 17:2); 3. LN 33.126-33.133 byword, i.e., a reference word to one that is well-known, implying a bad notoriety (Ps 44:15[EB 14]); 4. LN 33.11-33.25 oracle, i.e., a discourse type of prophecy (Nu 23:7); 5. LN 33.406-33.411 taunt, ridicule, i.e., words that show contempt and disrespect for someone (Isa 14:4); 6. LN 87.58-87.75 object of scorn, i.e., a person that is ridiculed and so of low status (Dt 28:37); 7. LN 33.406-33.411 unit: הָיָה מָשָׁל (hā∙yā(h) mā∙šāl)1 make sport, make fun of another, formally, be a byword, i.e., speak words that taunt and ridicule another (Ps 69:12[EB 11]); 8. LN 33.406-33.411 unit: נָשָׂא מָשָׁל (nā∙śā(ʾ) mā∙šāl)1 ridicule, taunt, formally, lift up a byword, i.e., speak words that mock or make sport of another (Mic 2:4; Hab 2:6)
5444 I. מֹשֶׁל (mō∙šěl): n.[masc.]; º Str 4915; TWOT 1259a—LN 64 likeness, similarity, i.e., that which is comparable or equal to something else (Job 41:25[EB 33]+)
5445 II. מֹשֶׁל (mō∙šěl): n.[masc.]; º Str 4915; TWOT 1259a—LN 37.48-37.95 dominion, power, i.e., the rulership and governing of a government (of any size) as a supreme authority (Da 11:4; Zec 9:10+)
— Dictionary of Biblical Languages With Semantic Domains: Hebrews (Old Testament)
10445 מִשְׁכַּן (miš∙kǎn): n.[masc.]; º DBLHebr 5438 Str 4907; TWOT 3031a—LN 85.67-85.85 dwelling, abode, residence, i.e., where someone lives (Ezr 7:15+)
10447 מִשְׁתֵּא (miš∙tē(ʾ)): n.masc.; º DBLHebr 5492 Str 4961; TWOT 3051a—LN 7.26-7.53 banquet hall, place of feasting and celebration, often associated with imbibition of wine (Da 5:10+), note: though “drinking hall” is suggested by the ety., a better rendering is words associated with gala and merry-making
— Dictionary of Biblical Languages With Semantic Domains: Aramaic (Old Testament)
tsur (צוּר, 6697), “rock; rocky wall; cliff; rocky hill; mountain; rocky surface; boulder.” Cognates of this word appear in Amorite, Phoenician, Ugaritic, and Aramaic. Other than in names of places and persons, the word appears 70 times in biblical Hebrew and in all periods.
First, tsur means “rocky wall” or “cliff.” This is probably what Moses struck in Exod. 17:6: “Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it.…” Thus God hid Moses in a cleft of the “rocky cliff” (Exod. 33:21-22).
Second, the word frequently means “rocky hill” or “mountains.” This emphasis clearly emerges in Isa. 2:10, 19: “Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust.… And [men] shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth.…” Thus “rock” is an abbreviation for “caves of the rocks.” A lookout sees someone “from the top of the rocks [hills] … , from the hills” (Num. 23:9). The “rock” (mountains or hills) flowing with honey and oil figures the abundant overflowing blessing of God (Deut. 32:13). The “rock” (or mountain) serves as a figure of security (Ps. 61:2), firmness (Job 14:18), and something that endures (Job 19:24).
Third, tsur can mean “rocky ground” or perhaps a large flat “rock”: “And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock …” (2 Sam. 21:10; cf. Prov. 30:19).
Fourth, in some passages the word means “boulder.” in the sense of a rock large enough to serve as an altar: “… There rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes …” (Judg. 6:21).
“Rock” is frequently used to picture God’s support and defense of His people (Deut. 32:15). In some cases this noun is an epithet, or meaningful name, of God (Deut. 32:4), or of heathen gods: “For their rock [god] is not as our Rock [God] …” (Deut. 32:31).
Finally, Abraham is the source (rock) from which Israel was hewn (Isa. 51:1).
mashal (מָשַׁל, 4910), “to rule, reign, have dominion.” This term is common in both ancient and modern Hebrew. It is found approximately 100 times in the text of the Hebrew Old Testament. The word is used for the first time in the Old Testament in Gen. 1:18, where the sun, moon, and stars are designated “to rule over the day and over the night.…”
Mashal is used most frequently in the text to express the “ruling or dominion” of one person over another (Gen. 3:16; 24:2). Cain is advised “to rule over” or “master” sin (Gen. 4:7). Joseph’s brothers respond to his dreams with the angry question: “Shalt thou indeed reign over us?” (Gen. 37:8; the Hebrew verb here is literally “ruling will you rule,” the repetition of the same root giving the needed emphasis).
As Creator and Sovereign over His world, God “ruleth by his power for ever” (Ps. 66:7). When God allowed Israel to have a king, it was with the condition that God was still the ultimate King and that first loyalty belonged to Him (Deut. 17:14-20). This theocratic ideal is perhaps best expressed by Gideon: “I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the Lord shall rule over you” (Judg. 8:23). With the possible exception of David, no king of Israel fully lived up to the theocratic ideal, and David himself had some problems with it.
—- Vine\’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words
Let me extend its meaning to these examples in the Bible.
- In the beginning, the whole world was covered by water, and God made dry ground out of it. (the second day) It is evident that the highest place was the garden of Eden, where rivers flew into four directions of the earth.
- When floods broke out in Noah’s time, God set the ark in a dry place which is the highest place on earth.
- When the Israelites crossed Red Sea and Jordan, they commemorated the occasions at God’s instruction, like setting up a signpost or a monument, around Passover time, with an altar made of uncut stones, a symbolic picture of the future Temple on Zion. The dry place is a bit a misunderstanding, it is actually the bedrock of a land of the living. Should be understood as the foundational rock upon which foundational stones are arranged together.
- The prophetic vision of Ezekiel, Isaiah (2, 11, 24), Micah (4-5), Zech. 14, and John the Apostle (Revelation), are all pointing to this Spiritual Land of the Living-the Garden of Eden. Where the Father will dwell and walk with his People.
The first time we went up was Sept 13, we were only a “rock” away from the top. It was quite misty (in cloud), so we could not see that that very rock is the Top of Mount Zion. That is where we took the video for the prayer this time.
Shortly after we got back from the trip. I read a BBC News speaking of the most secluded sect of Mormons was flooded. Put this is a bigger perspective: The whole premise of the Mormon religion is a belief that Native Americans is a migrated people from the Land of Palestine and had the Lord brought the Gospel to them in the “New World” after He finished his work there. So they are to find and rebuild Zion (the garden of Eden). In a sense, their vision is no different than that which drove Columbus into his expeditions.
The news is here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34256022
While writing up these notes, the Lord reminded another great Hurricane visited America east coast few years ago, its name is Sandy (things built upon sand). I had the impression that it also flooded the place called Charleston. That time the rabbit trail of my “prophetic inputs” was
1. At the time, the convention for Republican Party to have a Mormon become their candidate for the coming Presidential Election were disrupted by the storm.
2. Name of the city is called Charlotte. I just watched a movie “National Treasure”, the starting scenes of which has to do with a ship so named to hold the clue for the treasure of Solomon.
I also I found this prophetic word this morning, seeming to be confirming my prayer for John when driving back:
Also, a personal information as a record: when we moved from the Desert Region in CA to Sacramento. The Lord told us to move long Highway 5, which runs across a valley called San Joaquin. It extends from, Los Angeles, Bakersfield to Stockton. When Brad and I made the first trip, we were stopped at Bakersfield, at the time. While in the traffic, I was reminded of sister Susan O’Marra’s prophetic word for California, and I know it was concerning our trip northward. Later we also began to know that we will be traveling from Los Angeles along Highway 5, then along 101 to the very northwest of United States. But for a while, we did not know, is that 101 will lead us to Port Angeles-a place where angeles will gather….:) Interestingly, when we moved out the Desert region, God had us lived in Sacramento area for a while. It, in a sense, is just out of this valley.