Putting Together the Patchwork Finale - Christine Beadsworth
Putting Together the Patchwork Finale
Firstly, I would like to share what I saw in the sunset sky on the beginning of the first evening of 5779. The clouds were brilliantly lit up and as I gazed at the beautiful sight, the Holy Spirit opened my eyes to see two things in the shape of the lit-up clouds. Firstly, I saw a fiery lion with its mouth open in a roar, and then immediately in front of it, I saw a fiery whirlwind. I quickly took a picture and then drew on the image on my phone with my finger to make a permanent record of what I was seeing. Here is the photograph. Please excuse the straggly writing but the tip of one’s finger is not the best implement to write with!
As I pondered this image on returning home, a scripture came immediately to me. It is found in Isaiah 66:
Isa 66:15 For behold, the Lord will come in fire, and His chariots will be like the stormy wind, to render His anger with fierceness, and His rebuke with flames of fire. Isa 66:16 For by fire and by His sword will the Lord execute judgment upon all flesh, and the slain of the Lord will be many.
This sign in the newly birthed 5779 sky announced a season of fiery judgement and the release of His messengers as flames of fire to participate in the working of His hand in judgement. Verse 16 speaks of a large number of deaths as a result of this judgement of fire. The word then given by the Spirit over the year 5779 both confirmed and elaborated on this fiery sign.
Rosh Hashanah 5779
Rosh Hashanah, the New Year or head of the year (also called the Day of Trumpets) on the Hebrew calendar, began at 6pm on Sept 9th and ends at 6pm on Sept 11th.This feast also begins the ten days of Awe which culminate in Yom Kippur, the day the High Priest went into the Holy of Holies to pour the blood on the mercy seat. This 10-day season marks the time when the books of our lives are opened and examined and decisions made as to what will unfold for us in the following year.
This year, Rosh Hashanah was accompanied by a sign in the sky, the comet 21P, which was visible to the naked eye during this time. So, what is this sign in the sky speaking of? In Genesis 1, God said that the heavenly bodies were given to indicate signs, seasons, days and years. I believe it speaks of a number of things occurring in the season that it announces. Firstly, this comet is green. Green is traditionally the colour of new life; of leaves sprouting on bare trees after a long cold winter. Those green leaves signify the end of a harsh season, when all growth was underground in the root system and nothing else was visible to the natural eye – just bare branches. The sight of those small green leaves indicates that the sap is flowing in the branches again and new life and refreshing has been released.
Secondly, the colour green indicates something more ominous. In Revelation 6, a horse described as ‘ashy’ and ‘pale’ begins to run through the earth and its rider is the spirit of Death. The Greek word for ‘ashy’ is ‘chloros’, from which we get the word ‘chlorophyll’, the substance which gives leaves their green colour. Chloros also means ‘green’.
Rev 6:8 So I looked, and behold, an ashy pale horse, and its rider's name was Death, and Hades (the realm of the dead) followed him closely. And they were given authority and power over a fourth part of the earth to kill with the sword and with famine and with plague (pestilence, disease) and with wild beasts of the earth.
The sighting of this comet so close to earth on this opening feast of 5779 announced also a new season of death sweeping the earth, through war, famine, plagues and ‘wild beasts’. The word for ‘wild beast’ is ‘therion’, which not coincidentally has strong demonic connotations and was used by Aleister Crowley as a name connected to the Beast. It also refers to a bestial or savage man – a man behaving like a beast. Therefore, this tells us that the riding of the green horse unleashes waves of demonic activity and vile murderous activities by possessed individuals. For those not hidden in the secret place of the Most High, the world is becoming ever more dangerous.
Concerning ‘plagues’ mentioned as a cause of death, drug-resistant bacteria engineered in laboratories will be released in order to kill significant numbers of people. The Illuminati have planned to reduce the earth’s population to a governable level for a one-world-government, using plagues as one of their tools. Just the week before 5779 began, 3 aeroplanes in America were grounded and quarantined because all the passengers became violently ill during their flights due to some infectious substance in the air of the plane. Beloved, remember what psalm 91 says. If you hide in the secret place of the Most High, making Him your strong tower and shelter; if you settle down and dwell there, if you keep your hearts and your hands clean, you will be protected during these dark days unfolding on the earth. The mayhem and death unleashed in the season ahead is intended as a reward for the wicked:
Psa 91:2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust! Psa 91:3 For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence....
Psa 91:5 You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day, Psa 91:6 Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday. Psa 91:7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you. Psa 91:8 Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked. Psa 91:9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place, Psa 91:10 There shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent. Psa 91:11 For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service].
Comet 21P was seen in the constellation Auriga during Rosh Hashanah. Auriga depicts the Great Shepherd, with a mother goat and a pair of kids, just born, in his lap. This speaks to us of a number of things; firstly, of our Great Shepherd protecting His people from the day of wrath. We who are newly brought forth from the womb of preparation will be safe in His lap. We will be kept in the time of Jacob’s trouble. We have been ‘taken near’ to be held in the time when great disaster is unleashed and one quarter of the earth’s population succumbs to the rider on the green horse. In the foot of the Auriga constellation is a star called Elnath, meaning ‘wounded’; He was wounded for our transgressions; wounded in his heel as Genesis 3:15 describes, and soon coming to crush the enemy’s head.
Isa 40:10 Behold, the Lord God will come with might, and His arm will rule for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him. Isa 40:11 He will feed His flock like a shepherd: He will gather the lambs in His arm, He will carry them in His bosom and will gently lead those that have their young.
The kids in Auriga’s lap also speak to me of the story of Tamar’s life in Genesis 38. She was a woman, greatly wronged; first by her husband Onan, who was a bestial man, and then by her father-in-law, Judah, who kept her in widowhood, instead of allowing her to marry another of his sons. Eventually she took the family seed due to her by subterfuge, disguising herself and sleeping with Judah. He sent her a kid as payment for her ‘services’. When her pregnancy was revealed, Judah acknowledged that his was the greater sin and Tamar subsequently brought forth twins, Zerar (a rising of light) and Perez (break forth or breakthrough). There are many who have been terribly wronged in the Body of Christ by those in authority over them. They have been kept in widowhood and denied the right to fruitfulness, through no fault of their own. But now the season is changing. Just as Auriga, the Shepherd, holds a pair of twin kids, so too there will be a bringing forth of double recompense; a breakthrough and a rising of light. The Sun of Righteousness is rising with healing in His wings. All shame and rejection, false accusation and blame will be lifted and you will be decreed more righteous than your accusers. The Lord hates robbery and double recompense is on the way! And your widow’s veil will be cast off as a new season begins.
Isa 61:7 Instead of your [former] shame you shall have a twofold recompense; instead of dishonor and reproach [your people] shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double [what they had forfeited]; everlasting joy shall be theirs. Isa 61:8 For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong with violence or a burnt offering. And I will faithfully give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with them.
There is more we can learn from this comet. The discoverer’s name, Giacobini, is a version of the Hebrew name Jacob, which means ‘supplanter’ or ‘restrainer’, from the root word ‘to take by the heel, restrain’. 2 Thessalonians 2 discusses the rising of the antichrist, which will only occur when that which is restraining is ‘taken out of the way’. So, this comet is also announcing the impending arrival on the world stage of the man of lawlessness. Interestingly, the Greek word ‘taken’ also means ‘to arise, to come onto the stage, to appear in history’. Recall that when Esau was born, Jacob was holding his heel, restraining him and slowing down his arrival into full view. There have been many theories concerning this phrase about restraining or holding back the man of lawlessness from coming into full view. In essence, the Greek phrase gives the idea of slowing down proceedings until the appointed time of unveiling. Could it be the Jacob company who are in the birthing process, who are holding back and delaying this unveiling? Notice too that once Esau came forth, Jacob came into full view soon after and the double birthing was complete. This tells us that the sons of Abraham (and ultimately Jacob), the corporate manchild company, are due to emerge from their womb of preparation after the man of lawlessness steps onto the stage.
Jacob was Abraham’s grandchild, the one in whom the 3-in-1 God would so work, that his name and character would be changed. Comet 21P speaks of CHANGE coming on many fronts. Firstly, there is a CHANGE of action and orientation. Jacob went from wrestling with God through a long dark night of the soul, to receiving a blessing and walking away from that place with the sun rising upon him. He went from experiencing great resistance and exhaustion in battle to holding out his hands, receiving the blessings due to him and walking into the next chapter. He went from warfare to rest. He went from deep darkness to the morning watch.
Secondly, there is a CHANGE of name and a letting go of all that has gone before. A name always speaks of character. The work done in the hearts during the long night of wrestling is so profound that a name change is necessary. Jacob had to let go of his old name and all that it referred to, before he could receive his new name and all it was connected to. Recently, I had a dream that I had been appointed a name change. I was not too pleased about this in the dream, as I had always liked my name (Christine means ‘dedicated follower of Christ’). However, I had no choice in the matter apparently and my new name was to be Sandra Anne. Sandra means ‘defender of men’ and Anne means ‘grace, favour’. I believe that I represent a company who have been pressing into God through a long dark season. They are dedicated followers of Christ. But that is what we have been – followers. The name change indicates a significant CHANGE of spiritual position and character. Jesus is the Defender of Men and the Bringer of Grace. This name change signifies a move from following after Christ to being positioned IN Christ; where He i