2001: The Day of Slaughter
Isaiah 30-32 is a passage that warned Israel about its dependence upon its military might. In modern times the problem is (as Dwight Eisenhower put it) “the military-industrial complex.” Biblical law forbids a king from “multiplying horses” (Deut. 17:16), because horses were the tanks of the day in time of battle. Some military preparations were desirable, but God did not want Israel to depend upon its military might, but upon God Himself.
In practical terms, God knew that if a nation came to depend upon military might, it would not be long before the military machine would be the real power in the nation and could easily be tempted to take over the country. This has happened many times in the history of nations and is seen especially in the case of the Roman Empire. God said that it would bring them to “Egypt,” which was not only a place to buy horses, but was also a metaphor for bondage.
The alternative is for the people to have faith in God's protection. But the laws of tribulation also make it clear that if the nation refused to be obedient to God and His law, God would give Israel into the hands of those foreign nations.
The Israelites were rebellious against God from the beginning, and so God put them into six different captivities up to the time of King Saul. When the people repented, God sent them deliverers. During those three centuries, they were in captivity for 111 years, over one-third of their time in Canaan. They finally got tired of God's strict rule and wanted a man to rule them—one who was more understanding of their idolatry. Since God refused to defend them in their idolatry, they figured that a man would do a better job establishing national defense.
Because God always took credit for selling Israel into the hands of those foreign “enemies,” it is apparent from a biblical perspective that each captivity was a matter of divine judgment upon Israel. The people thus wanted a king who would defend them against God's judgments, so that they could have freedom of religion.
So when Israel was being threatened by the Assyrians, the prophet Isaiah preached that the problem with Assyria was not a military matter, but a matter of the heart. Isaiah 30:1 says,
1 Woe to the rebellious children, declares the Lord, who execute a plan, but not Mine, and make an alliance, but not of My Spirit, in order to add sin to sin.
In other words, they had their political council meetings and decided they needed a military covering, rather than the covering of the Holy Spirit. In doing this, they were hoping to keep their idolatry and then violate still another law by depending upon “horses.” The passage goes on to give details. Then in 31:3 the prophet says,
1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help; and rely on horses, and trust in chariots because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord! . . . 3 Now the Egyptians are men and not God, and their horses are flesh and not spirit.
Because the nation put their trust in horse flesh instead of repenting before the Holy One of Israel, God strengthened the Assyrians and gave Israel into their hands. This condition would last “until the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high” (32:15).
This is the basic theme of Isaiah 30-32. The purpose of divine judgment was to put pressure upon the nation to repent of its idolatry and to receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, pictured as “rain” that would turn the nation into a “fruitful field.”
And within that context is a strange prophecy in Isaiah 30:25,
25 And on every lofty mountain [symbol for a powerful nation] and on every high hill [lesser nation] there will be streams running with water on the day of the great slaughter when the towers fall.
In Isaiah's day, this prophecy probably made no sense to anyone. They would have seen no connection between “water” on the mountain and a day of slaughter when the towers fall. But the context shows us that the water and rain has to do with a move by the Holy Spirit. It occurs in conjunction with “the great slaughter when the towers fall.”
In the year 2001 the overcomers engaged in spiritual warfare (not depending on “horses from Egypt,” or carnal warfare) to overthrow the oppressive spiritual “princes” over America. Afterward, we learned God's purpose in this. It was to prepare America (and other nations) to marry Jesus Christ and establish His “Household,” known as the Kingdom of God.
From October of 2000-2006 we poured out a bowl each of water and wine to signify the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as well as judgment upon Babylon. Within a year of the first bowl, the Twin Towers were struck on Sept. 11, 2001. Most people did not see the hand of God in this, because to them, God only does nice things even to idolatrous people. But as I have already shown, God had already postponed this judgment for three years.
More than that, the underlying purpose of divine judgment is to turn our hearts so that America and the world come into a type of marriage relationship with Jesus Christ. God loves us enough not to leave us in our state of idolatry and rebellion. When we look at the big picture, we see that Isaiah was prophesying that there would be an outpouring of the Spirit in the day of slaughter when the towers fall.
Of course, in my view the seven bowls of water and wine would have to be poured out first, since that was the spiritual work preparatory to the actual events. Once that was completed on October 7, 2006 in the city of Babylon, New York, we declared “It is done.”
We knew that this would bring about two results: first, the fall of Babylon, seen first in the economic realm; and secondly, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, by which the Gospel of the Kingdom would be preached in the whole world as a witness before the end comes.
This, then, is what we are seeing today. This apparently will take some time, because at the moment our President is still relying upon “horses from Egypt” to resolve our problems. His reaction to the Twin Towers destruction was to retaliate by military means, rather than to call the people to repentance for their idolatry and rebellion against the laws of God.
Yet in all fairness, the people themselves demanded a military response. If the President had put the blame on America’s rebellion against God, instead of blaming foreign “enemies,” his popularity would have plunged immediately. The president was merely reflecting the heart of the carnally-minded people—Including the Church leaders and prophets who advised the president to go to war.
I published my advice, but it is not likely that he heard me, since I was drowned out by the loud voices of the Church prophets who are backed by megachurches.
Scripture is clear that when Israel was in rebellion against God, God would fight against them. Isaiah 63:10 says,
10 But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; therefore He [God] turned Himself to become their ENEMY, He fought against them.
So rebellious America is fighting its perceived enemies, but from a biblical perspective, America is unknowingly fighting God Himself. When WE repent, God will remove the enemy by His Spirit.