The Mystical World of Bob Jones (Lance of the Basilisk)
A look at his experiences and their hazardous effect on the body of Christ
By Timothy Smith,
Former member of Kansas City Fellowship (aka Kansas City Prophets)
Black Indented = Text as it appears in the
original description of this vision.
Tan = Excerpts
from sources such as the Bible, historical works, or other sources.
Green = My personal
comments, thoughts, and analysis concerning this vision of Basilisk.
Emblazoned on the pages of Charisma Magazine,
Christianity Today, and a host of other publications, these men are gaining
worldwide recognition. Who are they? What is it they are doing that has
attracted the eyes and ears of so many? The place is Kansas City; the
time is 1989-1990. An energetic young man by the name of Mike Bickle is
leading a group of people who are in the midst of seeing the apostle and
prophet restored to the church. Prophetic words that reveal secrets of
the heart are a regular occurrence at a place known as Kansas City Fellowship.
By far, the most extraordinary individual
is Bob Jones (not connected in any way to Bob Jones University). White-headed,
middle-aged and plainspoken, Bob has a gentle, nostalgic persona that endears
those he is talking to. His annual visit with the Lord on the Day of Atonement
is probably Bob’s biggest claim to fame. Throngs of souls wait in anticipation
for this event known as The Shepherd’s Rod, when, according to Bob, Jesus
turns every believer over to inspect them like a shepherd does his sheep,
(see Ezekiel 20:37, RSV). There is no concern about his lack of theological
training, no alarm at his mixture of cultic beliefs with the Christian
faith, and absolutely, positively no keeping score of prophecies and visions
which turned out to be false! After all, Mike Bickle has stated that Bob
Jones seems to walk with the Lord day and night. However, no human is
perfect, and that is why today’s emerging prophets and seers miss a few
here and there. As they mature God will help them increase in accuracy
and power, Mike explains.
So goes the story of a movement that has
ensnared tens of thousands of individuals. People who are sincere in their
devotion, who really do want to serve God and do His will. But, as I was
for my five years at Kansas City Fellowship, they are sincerely wrong. Danger
lurks in places or people who toss discernment out the window in order
to be part of the “new thing” God is doing.
Literally hundreds of examples could be
used in exposing the mystical, cultic origins of Bob Jones’ visions and
dreams. Why have I chosen this particular vision? Because it illustrates
more than any other the world Bob Jones lives in. It reveals the supernatural,
Gnostic foundation upon which Kansas City Fellowship and the prophetic
movement at large is founded upon, more than any other single item I have
come across in years of research on this “new breed” of ministry leaders. The
vision of Basilisk is but one instance of what the apostle Paul warned
the church at Colosse to be wary of:
“Do not let anyone disqualify you by
making you humiliate yourself and worship angels. Such people enter into
visions, which fill them with foolish pride because of their human way
of thinking. They do not hold tightly to Christ, the head. It is from
him that all the parts of the body are cared for and held together. So
it grows in the way God wants it to grow.” -- Colossians 2:18-19, NCV.
During my five-year tenure at Kansas City
Fellowship I was an eyewitness to the teachings and experiences of Bob
Jones and John Paul Jackson, as well as the lesser known “prophets” and
One of the key elements in the early history
of Kansas City Fellowship was the comet that appeared in the sky on May
7, 1983. Of course, none other than Bob Jones predicted this comet. Planets,
comets, weather patterns, even visits with angels and trips to heaven are
things Bob speaks of as confirmations of his dreams and visions being from
the Lord. As you will read later, the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet that bombarded
Jupiter in 1994 is used as a confirmation of this vision of Basilisk.
The purpose of analyzing this vision is
not personal attack. I have nothing against Bob Jones as a person. What
I am concerned about is those who are being led astray by his unscriptural
teachings. Drawing from personal experience and many hours of research,
it became clear to me that this vision of Basilisk, and the account thereof,
contains numerous inaccuracies, not the least of which is shaping events
and scriptures to justify God as the vision’s source. Thanks for taking
the time to read this article. May God bless and direct you in His will
for your life.
LANCE OF THE BASILISK
As originally posted on Carpenter’s Home
Church Prophetic Ministries Website
WITH RESEARCH EXCERPTS AND COMMENTARY
BY TIMOTHY SMITH
The Holy Spirit is now revealing to
us that we have a common enemy who has set himself against the purposes
of God in the earth --<Hmmm, I thought Jesus
revealed him as mentioned in John 10:10>... Graciously, the
Lord continues to assist us in much the same way that he did Israel by
sending prophets to not only reveal the plans of heaven but also disclose
the intent of the enemy....
By the witness of two prophets, the
Holy Spirit, through divine revelation, has outlined a portion of the plans
of the enemy in his effort to disrupt this nation causing considerable
hardship and death. In addition, He has also revealed His divine strategy
for defeating this foe in His prescribed manner. The enemy we speak of
is called Basilisk.
VISIONS OF BASILISK
On July 23, 1996 and again on July 23,
1997, Bob was given visions from the Lord displaying this powerful demonic
spirit He is desiring that we understand and oppose ... This evil spirit
is identified as Basilisk.
On January 22, 1999, Nita Johnson was
also given a panorama of Basilisk and his hostile plans. In her vision
she observed Basilisk now arrayed in full battle attire with an evil host
prepared for battle...Clearly, he is anticipating war. In the vision, the
Lord expressed to Nita His desire to communicate this great enemy’s aspirations
against our nation and ultimately Israel...
In the second vision given to Bob in
1997, this spirit was multiplied hundreds of times larger than the previous
year. Nita saw him now arrayed in a knight’s armor positioned for battle.
This demonstrates a progressive increase in authority presently given to
this spirit. Apparently, during certain cyclical seasons, a tremendous
increase in power is given to this spirit to cause death and destruction.
Additionally, in 1997, this spirit was shown brooding over a nest of eggs
desiring to periodically birth wrath and misery in the earth...
WHAT OR WHO IS BASILISK?
Here are two descriptions of this mythological
“Bestiaries: Collections of animals,
usually legendary; a vogue in the Middle Ages...Most deadly was the Cockatrice,
also known as the Basilisk, a small serpent, scarcely six inches long. So
venomous was its breath that the wretched creature dwelt in a self-created
“The early, pre-Canaanite Phoenicians
had a serpent god which was called the Basilisk. This has been considered
an early phallic god, common in ancient religions. An interesting note
is that the word basilisk is where we got the later word for a temple of
the phallic god, and eventually a type of church, the basilica…”
“The basilisk, though usually considered
a serpent, does not always have clearly defined anatomical features. To
look directly at a basilisk is to die, so it is impossible to picture them
accurately. It is almost always an icon of fear. This ability to kill with
a glance is shared by the gorgons of Greek mythology, who may be the ancestors
of the basilisk. The only way to kill a basilisk was the way Perseus slew
Medusa, by use of a mirror-like object in which the reflection could be
“The Roman historian, Pliny the Elder,
writes of the basilisk; ‘the basilisk serpent has the same power, to kill
with its gaze. It is a native of Cyrenaica, not more than 12 inches long.
It routs all snakes with its hiss, and moves its body forward in manifold
coils like other snakes’".
In the Middle Ages, the basilisk became
identified with the cockatrice, a serpent mentioned occasionally in Isaiah
and other Hebrew scriptures. When we enter the modern period, and Medusa
becomes an innocuous decorative motif, the basilisk immigrates to the United
States and becomes identified with different American snakes, most especially
the rattlesnake. One of the first rattle snakes seen by European explorers,
a tropical variety known as the "Mexican West Coast rattlesnake" was
given the scientific name "crotalus basiliscus", or basilisk
BASILISK IN SCRIPTURE
The word Basilisk is derived from basiliskos
meaning "kinglet" or "king" signifying a mythical reptile
hatched by a serpent from a cock’s egg. In Scripture Basilisk is sometimes
translated cockatrice or adder. The Hebrew word for Basilisk occurs in
Psalms 91:13, Isaiah 14:29, Isaiah 11:8, Isaiah 59:5, Proverbs 23:32, Jeremiah
”Do not rejoice, all you Philistines,
that the rod that struck you is broken; from the root of that snake will
spring up a viper, its fruit will be a darting, venomous serpent.” –Isaiah
Rather than referring to an evil spirit,
many bible scholars believe this is a reference to the Assyrians who had,
and would soon again, dominate the Philistine people.
“The infant will play near the hole
of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper’s nest.” --Isaiah
The context of this chapter is about Jesus,
the one who would spring up from the family line of Jesse, King David’s
father. As the Prince of Peace, Jesus will make it possible, in the coming
age, for a child to play near a cobra, and for the lion to lay down beside
a lamb, as this passage also mentions.
”They hatch cockatrice eggs, and weave
the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is
crushed breaketh out into a viper.” --Isaiah 59:5, KJV.
In it’s proper context this verse refers
to the iniquities of Israel as a nation, not to a demonic power.
“Do not gaze at wine when it is red,
when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it
bites like a snake and poisons like a viper.” --Proverbs 23:31-32,
The meaning of
this text is self-evident. Excessive drinking is as dangerous as the venom
from a deadly snake. Nothing in this portion of scripture has anything
to do with a demonic spirit!
“For behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices,
among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the
Lord.” --Jeremiah 8:17, KJV.
Again, the subject
here is judgment on rebellious Israel, not an evil power in the spirit
realm. Symbolism is the common thread woven through the above scriptures. God
is using metaphors to describe rebellion and the plan for redemption. Even
today, in books or movies, it is this use of word pictures that make a
story interesting while communicating an underlying principle such as good
In each of Bob’s visions, the Holy Spirit
gave Psalms 91:13 as a defense against this evil opposition. In Nita’s
vision, the Lord is calling for the fervent repentance of our sins and
those of our forefathers in accordance with Daniel 9:3-10. In so doing,
our sanctified hearts would then be prepared for the release of the Divine
authority necessary to defeat this enemy...
”You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you
will trample the great lion and the serpent.” --Psalm 91:13, NIV
“So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him
in prayer and petition…we have turned away from your commands and laws. We
have not listened to your servants the prophets…The Lord our God is merciful
and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; we have not obeyed
the Lord our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets…” --Daniel
During my time at Kansas City Fellowship
it was blind obedience to the word of the prophets that was required. Questioning
the validity or accuracy of words from the Lord was considered rebellious. When
something bad would happen it was supposedly because that individual had
not listened to or acted on the prophetic word given to them. How convenient
it is for Nita and Bob that this passage of scripture was used to confirm
One of these great church Patriarchs
was Irenaeus, an anointed messenger to the 2nd century church who died
a martyr’s death. His words provide valuable insight on this subject.
end did He put enmity between the serpent and the woman and her seed,
they keeping it up mutually: He, the sole of whose foot should be bitten,
having power also to tread upon the enemy’s head; but the other
biting, killing, and impeding the steps of man, until the seed
did come appointed to tread down his head,-which was born of Mary, of
whom the prophet speaks: "Thou shalt tread upon the asp and the basilisk;
thou shalt trample down the lion and the dragon; " -indicating that
sin, which was set up and spread out against man, and which rendered
him subject to death, should be deprived of its power, along with death,
which rules [over men]; and that the lion, that is, antichrist, rampant
against mankind in the latter days, should be trampled down by Him; and
that He should bind "the dragon, that old serpent" and subject
him to the power of man, who had been conquered so that all his might
should be trodden down."
Irenaeus was and is held in high regard
for his many contributions in defining the Christian faith and its doctrines. He
was one of the first to work on establishing the canon of the New Testament,
as mentioned below:
“Leading theologian and polemicist whose
arguments against Gnostic sects
helped establish the doctrinal standards of Catholic Christianity: creed,
canon of scripture & apostolic succession of bishops. A native Greek
from Smyrna (Asia Minor), Irenaeus came to prominence after migrating to
the Latin west. In 177 CE he was appointed bishop of Lugdunum, Gaul (Lyons,
France) where he soon published his five volume Refutation & Overthrow
of what is wrongly called 'Knowledge' (commonly referred to simply
as Against Heresies). His defense of four canonical gospels became
the standard orthodox view of their authorship, sequence & circumstances
There is no conclusive evidence of Ireneaus
dying a martyr’s death. Some hold to his martyrdom by way of tradition,
while others point to various sources that seem to document it. Even those
writings admit that it is not known exactly how or when Ireneaus died. The
Catholic Encyclopedia comments on this dispute:
“Nothing is known of the date of his death, which must
have occurred at the end of the second or the beginning of the third century.
In spite of some isolated and later testimony to that effect, it is not
very probable that he ended his career with martyrdom.”
The great theologian and writer Tertullian
spoke of Basilisk in this regard: "Who is He that shall bestow ‘the
power of treading on serpents and scorpions? Shall it be He who is the
Lord of all living creatures or he who is not god over a single lizard?
Happily the Creator has promised by Isaiah to give this power even to little
children, of putting their hand in the cockatrice den and on the hole of
the young asps without at all receiving hurt.”
Although Tertullian was a Christian writer
and theologian, he was not regarded as a leader in the early church. A
few years later Tertullian left the traditional church in order to join
the “new wave of the Spirit” proclaimed by the Montanists. Through the
centuries Tertullian has been held in low regard by Christian leaders,
some even considered him to be a heretic. Here are a few references concerning
the life and teachings of this second century scholar:
“Tertullian was converted to Christianity,
then several years later left the faith to become a Montanist for the remainder
of his life. “The doctrine of Montanus (about 156 AD), called ‘Motanism’,
is a form of gnosticism based on absolute purism and on the expectation
of a new revelation of the Holy Spirit… <Sound familiar?> …One
of the most powerful minds of the times, Tertullian of Carthage, became
“John calls the Holy Spirit the ‘Paraclete’
(14:16, 26), the Greek word for ‘helper.’ The church so little understood
the role of the Paraclete that in the middle of the second century a Christian
prophet named Montanus in central Turkey claimed to be the Paraclete in
person and founded a movement known to its members as ‘The New Prophecy’
(denigrated by outsiders as ‘Montanism’).”
lived in the Phrygian area of Asia Minor at the back end of the 2nd Century
AD. He declared that the Holy Spirit was giving new revelations to the
church, and named himself and two women, Priscilla and Maximilla, as prophets,
although there were others. This was referred to as the New Prophecy…”
“It seems also possible that Montanism
in its homeland may have been heretical, but that it masked a genuine move
of the Holy Spirit which in other places was entirely orthodox, and would
today be regarded as pentecostal. In reality, it is very difficult to tell
from the surviving remains, which include some wild rumours of the sort
that circulate, albeit in good faith, where there is little real information
and no means to check what is going on.”
“In Africa there was a lot of interest
in the New Prophecy, and Tertullian came to believe that it was genuine,
accordingly mentioning it and defending it in his later works.”
“It is said that Tertullian was much
too highly educated a man not to see the usefulness of many philosophical
doctrines. His harsh and intolerant character kept him in a state of nervous
irritation; and his choleric and impetuous nature led him to leave the
“A born fighter, Tertullian always opposed
and was eager to conquer the pagan religion, the pagan governors, the Gnostics
and finally, the Christian Church itself, because in 205 he left Christianity
to join the Montanists.”
“He felt himself attracted by the moral
austerity of the Montanists and their view on ecclesiastic prophecy, which
insisted on the necessity of progressive revelation. The Montanists sect
is characterized by its emphasis on spontaneous ecstatic enthusiasm, eccentric
ascetism and various millenarian beliefs.”
This demon is also described in Deuteronomy
32:24, according to the rabbinical writings. They shall be wasted with
hunger, devoured by pestilence and bitter destruction; I will also send
against them the teeth of beasts, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
(Deuteronomy 32:24) The early rabbis taught that this passage could accurately
be rendered "and I will fight against them with flaming demons".
The "flaming demons" would be a reference to the spirit that
the Lord is desiring that we understand...
BASILISK IN HISTORY
Throughout history this spirit has sponsored
plagues at various times causing great numbers of people to experience
death. During those periods of time in history, especially the dark ages,
man attempted various superstitions and fables in his attempt to combat
this evil spirit and the death that it brought, rather than applying the
blood of Christ and accepting the victory through His revealed Word. This
spirit promotes religious superstition in place of faith. This resulted
in Christians praying out of their superstitious imagination rather than
the Holy Spirit anointed Promises of God.
Boy, if that’s not like the kettle calling
the pot black—Christians praying out of superstitious imaginations…or out
of wildly vivid dreams and visions, too? Pardon me while I laugh out loud…
It was revealed in the vision and confirmed
through Jewish literature that this evil spirit prevails during a certain
season of the year. This season is called Bein Ha’m’tarim by the Jewish
writers. This term means "between the straits" or "dire
Hey, does this mean the rock group Dire
Straits was prophetically inspired? One of their albums was titled “Brothers
in Arms,” what a confirmation!
This season is a three-week cycle beginning
on the 17th of Tammuz extending until the 9th of Av in the Judaic calendar. It
is a time when this spirit is prevalent even predominant when unchallenged
by the authority of Christ given to the church through His shed blood.
Perhaps the reason Basilisk is unchallenged
is because it coincides with the Shepherd’s Rod—when all the Christians
are on their backsides while their bellies are inspected? If so, I think
Bob Jones should warn Jesus about this scheduling conflict during next
At the time that the subsequent vision
was revealed to Bob in 1997, hurricane Danny entered Mobile Bay, AL, in
an area that perfectly fits the description "between the bridges".
According to biblical definitions, Dan means, "to judge" once
again pointing to the coming justice of God.
Uncharacteristically, Hurricane Danny
brooded over Mobile Bay for twelve hours dumping a reported 40 inches of
rain combined with high winds seemingly verifying in the natural the spiritual
truths of this revelation.
Earlier in this article Bob Jones is said
to have had the vision for the second time on July 23, 1997. In order
to have been a confirmation in the natural, Hurricane Danny would have
to make landfall after the vision, not before it
as weather service records indicate:
“Hurricane Danny made its first landfall
near the towns of Empire and Buras in Louisiana early on July 18th. The
center moved back over the open water of the Gulf of Mexico after crossing
the mouth of the Mississippi. It wobbled slowly eastward and east-northeast.
It strengthened a little more, reaching
its peak strength of 80 mph with a minimum pressure of 984 mb as the eye
reached the mouth of Mobile Bay near Ft. Morgan, Alabama, on July 18th. Moving
very slowly, the center finally reached the southeastern shore of Mobile
Bay about noon on July 19th.”
Hurricane Danny left its mark on Mobile
Bay four to five days before Bob had a recurrence of this vision of Basilisk! Either
Hurricane Danny or the Lord was off in his timing since the two did not
occur at the same time. I suspect it was neither. More likely, this is
yet another attempt to use current events as confirmation of a supernatural
The effects of Basilisk are not exclusively
demonstrated during this season; rather it is during that specific span
that the authority of Basilisk operates at its peak. The Lord expressly
revealed to Nita that Basilisk will begin his siege in April and extend
until August, including the three-week season already mentioned. This timing
is applicable to both 1999 and 2000. The Bein Ha’m’tarim season is July
1– July 22, 1999 & July 20–August 10, 2000.
HISTORY RECORDS MANY OF THE CATASTROPHIC
EVENTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE ON THESE DATES.
17TH OF TAMMUZ
1. Moses smashed the tablets of the
Torah at Mt. Sinai.
2. Daily sacrifices ceased.
3. A Torah scroll was burned in the
Temple by "Apostomos".
4. An idol was erected in the Temple.
5. The city wall was finally breached.
1200 B.C. Israel told by God in the wilderness that generation
would not enter The land of promise.
586 B.C. – The Babylonian army destroyed
the Holy Temple.
70 C.E. – Titus and the Roman army
destroyed the Holy Temple
135 C.E. "Bethar" the stronghold of Bar Kochba, fell
ending the last trial for Jewish Independence. Rome
began to erect the pagan city on site of the Temple dedication.
1096 The first crusades began.
1290 The Jews were expelled
1306 The Jews were expelled
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella signed
expulsion. By July, on the 9th of AV, all Jews had to be out of Spain.
1648 Chmelnicky massacred tens of thousands of Polish Jews.
1914 Declarations for World
War I began.
Plans for the annihilation of Jews were
drafted initiating World War II.
Pick up a history book and you will find
that World War II began in 1939! Hitler’s hatred for the Jewish race was
evident long before the war began. He and his cohorts were making plans
for their demise long before 1942.
Historically, the twenty-one days extending
from the 17th of Tammuz until the 9th of AV represented a notable time
of bitterness and destruction for the Jews. According to the Rabbis, the
demon that prevails during this time is also called "ketev" meaning
According to these Rabbis, the heat
of the noonday from 12:00 until 3:00 was a time of extreme activity for
this evil Spirit. Even a review of recent years will reveal that this season
of time has produced considerable destruction through storms, droughts,
floods, extreme heat and famine...
First, let’s take a historical look at the
date mentioned on the Jewish calendar:
“Jewish tradition associates each of
these fasts with an event connected with the siege and fall of Jerusalem
under Nebuchadnezzar… b) the fast of the fourth month—on the seventeenth
of Tammuz, commemorates the first breach in the wall of the city; c) The
fast of the fifth month—on the ninth of Av, commemorates the destruction
of the temple; …It is clear, however, that this scheme rest on something
less substantial than historical fact. In the first place, no Biblical
source dates the destruction of the temple on the ninth of Av. Jeremiah
says (52:12) that the Babylonians did not even enter the city until the tenth of
the month, while the author of Second Kings (25:8-9) relates that they
stormed in on the seventh and burned the House of the Lord and all
the principal mansions. Secondly, there is no Scriptural authority for
the statement the first breach in the walls took place on the seventeenth
“In view of these discrepancies, it
is far more probable that the feasts really go back to popular ‘pagan’
observances which the Jews picked up during the period of the Exile and
which they attempted to justify by carefully connecting them with events
in their own history.”
On July 16, 1994, which is the 9th of
Av on the Hebrew Calendar, the twenty-one pieces of Shoemaker-Levi
comet began its bombardment on the planet Jupiter. Jupiter is commonly
recognized as a symbol of idolatry and paganism. One of the most devastating
events in the history of Israel occurred when the image of Jupiter was
placed in the Temple of God. We continue to observe the feast of Hanukkah
as a celebration of the victory of the Maccabees in removing this pagan
god from the temple and re-instituting temple worship.
“From July 16 through July 22, 1994,
fragments of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter, with dramatic
effect. This was the first collision of two solar system bodies ever to
be observed. Shoemaker-Levy 9 consists of 20 discernable fragments with
diameters estimated at up to 2 kilometers, which impacted the planet at
60 km/s. The impacts resulted in plumes many thousands of kilometers high,
hot "bubbles" of gas in the atmosphere, and large dark "scars" on
the atmosphere, which have lifetimes at least on the order of weeks. Smaller
bits and dust continue to impact the planet. Shoemaker-Levy 9 is gone,
but as the Earth- and space-based images show, it did not go quietly…”
“All 20 major impacts occurred at approximately
the same position on Jupiter relative to the center of the planet, but
because the planet is rotating the impacts occurred at different points
in the atmosphere…”
My point here is not to nitpick about how
many pieces there were – 20 or 21. I would suggest that the proponents
of this vision about Basilisk needed it to be 21 pieces. Otherwise, the
SL9 comet would not have been a confirmation of the above-mentioned three-week
period. Perhaps it was an oversight, like referring to the second name
as Levi (a biblical name) rather than Levy.
“Let no one be found among you who…practices
divination or sorcery, interprets omens…” - Deuteronomy 18:9-12, NIV. Isn’t
this what is being done when the planet Jupiter is said to be symbolic
of idolatry? Doesn’t using comets, planets, and dates on the calendar
to confirm this vision of Basilisk constitute interpreting omens?
THE PLANS OF BASILISK
Nita’s prophetic experience displayed
a map of the United States and two documents that profiled the fourfold
plan of Basilisk. Specifically, the map featured the southeastern portion
of our country. This included North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee,
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Florida.
Following the preview of the map, she
was shown the first document descending from Heaven containing Divine insight.
The document had the appearance of an official government instrument entitled "National
Security". Though it contained much information, she was only allowed
to read a small portion necessary for the initial stages of the coming
battle. The scripture provided for her as a reference was Joel 2.
Of course! This agrees with the teaching
of Paul Cain on Joel’s Army!
She was then shown the second document
entitled "Gross National Product". The scripture reference for
this document was Joel 1. Like the first, this document contained considerable
inscriptions also providing valuable insight and instruction for our preparation,
yet Nita was only allowed to retain a small percentage of the total amount
of the inscription...
The reason she was first shown the document
entitled "national security" is because the initial phase of
this spirit’s plan is to further weaken our national security in preparation
for the second phase involving our gross national product, in other words,
our economy...The third phase of his plan is to destroy a major source
of food supply in this country through these nine states that he desires
to plummet with his calamities.
These nine states provide a considerable
portion of this nation’s food products. The state of Louisiana was specifically
highlighted as a strategic area involving these issues because of the unique
food products provided by this state. Some of the goods supplied by Louisiana
and these other states are as follows: corn, grain, silage, wheat, barley,
soybeans, oil, meal, tofu, sorghum, beans, oats, alfalfa, potatoes, sweet
potatoes, (potatoes are especially important during times of war) pecans,
peanuts, cucumbers, cabbage, bell peppers, muscadines, peaches, tomatoes,
watermelons, honey, citrus fruits, and a variety of other vegetables. The
Lord specifically pointed out the essential nature of herbs and spices,
which are sometimes overlooked in their importance especially during times
Wait a minute, cut, stop the tape!---do
the words “Idaho potato” ring a bell? Also, the phrase “breadbasket of
the world” applies to Midwestern states such as Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas,
Oklahoma, and so forth. Citrus fruits and peaches, probably; but, really,
does anyone connect wheat with Florida, or corn with Alabama? Perhaps
Bob and his company of seers should read a recent copy of Old Farmer’s
Almanac to better understand agriculture?
1999 United States Crop Totals -- Percentage
of national harvest from nine-state region:
||1/10 of 1%
||2/10 of 1%
Included in the combined production totals are Alabama, Arkansas,
Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
In this year’s "Shepherd’s Rod",
the Lord instructed Bob that 1999 would see a shaking in the oil industries.
That has already begun to take shape with the greatly diminished oil prices
causing vast hardship in this industry and the related support businesses.
Our Lord in His grace has given us this
insight into the plans of the enemy for the purpose of equipping us with
the blueprint for success in defeating this adversary...Foremost in our
preparation for this battle is sincere repentance for our sins and the
sins of our "fathers"...
City and regional repentance is especially
crucial in the Southeastern US, the target zone for Basilisk. Sincere
repentance will touch the heart of the Father releasing the spiritual "ammunition" to
Psalms 91 has been given to us as a
scripture of protection and instrument of war against this evil Spirit...Like
the sons of Isachar, we must be equipped with the knowledge of the times
and seasons of the Spirit, dedicated to the Lord’s plans and strategy.
As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.
I am not inquiring about their personal
salvation, for that is something only God can judge. My question is, which
spirit are Bob Jones and his cohorts being led by?
The Lord is calling for repentance and
corporate intercession against the specific plans of the enemy here outlined.
--Posted on Carpenters Home Church website with permission
So what’s the big deal about visions and
dreams and whether confirmations of them are historically correct or accurate? It
is vital that we base our experiences and beliefs on God’s Word! More
often than not, in today’s prophetic movement, God’s Word is conformed
to the progressive revelation of prophets and seers. Let me say this as
clearly as I can: While the gifts of the Spirit can be used to edify the
body of Christ, there is not any “new revelation,” no “additional knowledge”
that can be added to the Bible. The canon is closed and no other writing
or revelation should ever take precedence or have equal footing with the
books of the Old and New Testament.
Greek mythology, mysticism, signs in the
heavens, multiple references to dates, times and seasons on the Jewish
calendar are all used as confirmation and reliable sources in this vision
of Basilisk, as well as in many other prophetic utterances and writings. Such
a paradigm as this deceptively ignores the death, burial, and resurrection
of Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith. As stated in the
verse below the shadow becomes the substance, and the New Testament era
is pushed into the background:
things were like a shadow of what was to come. But what is true and real
has come and is found in Christ.” –Colossians 2:17, NCV.
the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets many times and
in many different ways. But now in these last days God has spoken
to us through his Son. God has chosen his Son to own all things, and through
him he made the world.” –Hebrews 1:1-2, NCV.
Before Jesus came, God had to speak through
prophets. Everyone was required to keep the law and the priests had to
make sacrifices for their sins and the sins of the people. Now, in the
New Testament era, Jesus IS the sacrifice. The Holy Spirit is in us as
believers and each person can know God personally. Therefore, it is my
humble opinion that while the gift of prophecy is in operation today; the
office of the prophet no longer exists because it was once and for all
fulfilled in the ministry of Jesus during his life on Earth. The extensive
use of new age, cultic, and mystic beliefs and practices employed by most
of today’s so-called prophets and seers seems to suggest that, although
they may have personally received salvation, the source of inspiration
in their dreams, visions, and teachings is not coming from the Spirit of
“The prophets are prophesying falsehood
in My name. I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them;
they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility and the
deception of their own minds.” --Jeremiah 14:14, NASB.
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