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Intercession for the Church: Part 2

May 25, 2006

In Part One, I told about the trip to Corpus Christi in 1989 and the second trip in 1997. My wife and I went to Victoria, Texas and were remarried in a New Covenant wedding August 22, 1997 according to the word of the Lord.

One of the prominent themes of the New Covenant wedding at Victoria, Texas was about PEARLS. We were divinely led to a particular store where they had just one dress suitable for the wedding. It fit her perfectly, and it was pearl colored. I was led also to get her a pearl ring. Her name, Darla, comes from the Hebrew word DAR, which means Pearl (as used in the book of Esther).

From Victoria, we went to Pearland for the night, or Pearl Land, as I call it.

I say all this to set up the big news story two months earlier on July 1, 1997. It was the day the British returned Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China. Hong Kong is known as "The Pearl of the Orient." China is best known for the Dragon. Red China is thus a symbol of the Red Dragon.

The old flag of Hong Kong pictured a dragon and a lion contending for a pearl, and the little lion is shown giving the pearl to the big lion. Politically speaking, it was meant to depict the lion of Britain receiving the Pearl of the Orient--Hong Kong. That flag has now been replaced, of course.

At the ceremony on July 1, 1997, in which Prince Charles of Britain formally turned Hong Kong over to Red China, the fireworks display in the harbor depicted a dragon coming up out of the water and swallowing up the old Hong Kong flag.

Symbolism means everything in these historic events. In Chinese mythology, the dragon comes from the sea and must eat pearls in order to maintain itself on dry land.

Okay, here's the point of this. Years ago we had a revelation that "July is like September." In other words, there is always some event or revelation in July that has a corresponding event or fulfillment on the same day in September. July is our seventh month; September is the Hebrew seventh month.

When we saw the Pearl of the Orient swallowed up by the dragon on July 1st, we knew immediately that we were to watch September 1st to see a corresponding event. By extension, this also means that June is like August. The problem is that June has only 30 days, while August has 31 days. Thus, June 30 = August 30. But July 1st could correspond to either August 31st or to September 1st.

That was the scenario that I was contemplating while driving from Corpus Christi to Key West, Florida to set the boundaries which the dragon could not cross for the coming year. (See Part 1.)

And so, when I took note that my wife (in this particular revelation) was acting out the part of the Bride of Christ, dressed in a pearl-colored dress, shoes, and a pearl ring, I understood that we were taking steps to protect her (i.e., the Bride of Christ) from the dragon, who wanted to "eat another pearl."

When Princess Diana was killed on August 31, it was not hard to see the spiritual connection. As Princess of Wales, her flag is the only flag in the world to depict a RED DRAGON. Because of the two-month connection with the dragon swallowing up the Pearl of the Orient, it makes me wonder if perhaps Prince Charles may have had something to do with her death, as various conspiracy theories tell us. Certainly, the royal family felt threatened by Diana's intent to marry Dodi Fayad, making his Muslim father the father-in-law to her royal children.

I do not know what happened, of course, and for our purposes it is not important to know. Regardless of who was responsible for her death--or if it was just an "accident" after all--the event carries spiritual significance and meaning. We were interceding for the Bride of Christ and for the Manchild that she would bring forth, who was destined to rule all nations. This Manchild, as I have written in other places, is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Manchild, and we are the body.

This "New Man" coming forth has a heavenly Father and an earthly "mother." God is the Father, and we are the mother, and we have been conceived by the Holy Spirit as a virgin birth to bring forth Christ in the manifestation of the sons of God.

The events in 1997 reflected the Red Dragon battles that had begun in September of 1996, as actually depicted by the constellations in the heavens. For the first time in history, Virgo, the Virgin, appeared to give birth to the Moon. The Moon passed through the womb area of Virgo and moved down to her feet. This happened each September for three or four years in a row. It was about to happen for the second time when Princess Diana was killed. Rev. 12:1 says,

"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars."

The crown of twelve stars is the constellation "Coma Bernice," or Bernice's Hair. John was giving us a clue as to the time of fulfillment of these particular prophecies in the late 1990's. All of this formed the backdrop of a series of spiritual battles at that time, which we called the "dragon wars." Each actor on the stage played his part perfectly without realizing it, in order to provide us with the revelation necessary for us to intercede for the Bride of Christ.

When Jesus was born, the Red Dragon was manifested in King Herod. He was half Edomite. Edom means "red." Herod was the King who slaughtered the children of Bethlehem in the attempt to kill the Manchild. In the days of Moses, the part was played by the Egyptian Pharaoh. In modern times we see this played out primarily in the abortion laws. However, in 1997 we saw Prince Charles of Wales and Red China playing this role (for the purposes of revelation).

None of these are the Red Dragon. They are a few of the tools by which the Red Dragon manifests himself in the earth.

There has been a long spiritual battle between the Red Dragon and the intercessors over the Manchild, because this Manchild, with Jesus as its Head, is the heir to the throne. Like Moses who delivered Israel from Egypt, this Manchild company is destined to deliver all creation into the glorious liberty of the sons of God (Rom. 8:19).

Another curious event took place on June 28, 1997 just before Hong Kong was formally turned over to China. It was the Tyson-Holyfield championship boxing match. Holyfield had retired from boxing some years earlier due to a congenital heart problem. He had been divinely healed, and the doctor allowed him to return to boxing.

On the other hand, Tyson was a convert to Islam. He also has a tattoo on his shoulder of Mao Zedong, the founder of Red China. He boasted, "I'm gonna knock Jesus Christ out of the ring!" Both fighters were keenly aware that this was a fight to see whose god would receive the glory on national television. So Tyson came to the ring accompanied by loud and rebellious rap music, while Holyfield came accompanied by the song, "When the Spirit of the Lord comes upon my heart, I will dance as David danced."

Holyfield won the first two rounds of the match, and in the third round Tyson bit Holyfield's ear--TWICE. So ended the fight between the Champ and the Chomp.

In this match, Holyfield ("the field is the world," Matt. 13:38) represents the Kingdom of God. Tyson represents the Red Dragon. Holyfield was also the "pearl," and Tyson was trying to EAT THE PEARL.

The match went nearly three rounds. We felt that this represented 1997, 1998, and 1999, culminating on Jesus' 2000th birthday (Feast of Trumpets 1999). See my book, When REALLY Was Jesus Born? The danger passed in Sept. 1999. We won. We then went on the offensive in 2001.

This is the second part of a series titled "Intercession for the Church." To view all parts, click the link below.

Intercession for the Church

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