In the third watch of the night (after midnight) on Thursday, 10th of May, I had a very upsetting dream in which I heard a man with an Israeli accent singing a lament over and over.
I don’t remember all the words he sang, but I saw him out of the corner of my eye, at the edge of my field of vision, rocking backward and forwards and grieving over his nation. Some of his words were, “Yisrael, O Yisrael, how the mighty have fallen; hear the mothers weeping, O Yisrael.”
He repeated the same theme over and over as I, along with others, watched a long line of plain brown wooden coffins file past us. As long as the scene lasted, that line of coffins did not end.
I woke at 5:55 am on Friday morning and began to pray fervently for Israel, for God to protect her from her enemies and that He would send confusion into the enemy’s camp. This was the day after Israel had bombarded Iranian bases in Syria, so I knew Iran was furious and there could be a counter-attack, but while I was crying out for angelic protection, I heard the Lord say, “I will protect Zion.”
Again I prayed and said, “Lord, these are Your people, who have been veiled that we Gentiles could be grafted in. Have mercy and don’t let this happen.”
He replied, “I will strike the head, that the heart may turn to Me.”
I wondered what He meant about the head and where this would happen? Then suddenly, I felt that Tel Aviv would be struck and the line of coffins was connected to that attack. I was reminded that the valleys of Jerusalem are in the shape of the chambers of the human heart and Mount Zion was situated there.
Then He began to speak to me of how His people had turned to idols and worshipped their own intellect and the works of their hands, so He would use their enemies to chastise them in measure and turn them back to Him, just as He did in the Old Testament, but I still did not understand how Tel Aviv was connected to ‘the head.’ Then the Spirit reminded me this was the place many nations chose to position their foreign missions and consulates, rather than acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. By allowing Tel Aviv to be struck, He would be chastening the nations who refused to acknowledge the Truth of His Word. Tel Aviv is also the financial and technological capital of Israel and therefore the pride of man’s wisdom and achievements is commonplace.
Ezekiel 3:15 connects the name Tel Aviv to a place of captivity in Babylon, which is fitting because this modern city is famous for its’ wild nightlife and ungodly lifestyle choices.
Again I felt the terrible grief of the wailing man and I remembered how Abraham had interceded for Sodom on the eve of its’ destruction and how, because of Abraham’s covenant with God, angels were sent to thrust Lot out of Sodom before it was destroyed. So I began to pray and remind the Lord of the remnant in Tel Aviv who, like Lot, are grieved daily in their souls over what goes on in their city, and I began to ask the Father to send angels to thrust His faithful servants out of the city before it was attacked. I reminded Him of the children and the grieving of the mothers. I prayed for mercy in the midst of the chastening, which He would bring to turn the heart of the nation toward Him again.
I then asked Him when this would be. He said that it would take place after the American and Guatemalan embassies were moved to Jerusalem, but He did not show me an exact time frame. These embassy moves occur on Monday May 14th and Wednesday, May 16th. So sometime after May 16, the enemies of Israel will be allowed to hit Tel Aviv.
We are all so used to God divinely protecting Israel, so this will come as a terrible shock to a large portion of those who pray for Israel. There will be confusion as to why God allowed this to happen. We must remember that the head is struck to turn the heart towards Him.
Another place which the Lord mentioned would be struck is Tel Dan, which is in the north. It is the place which housed one of the golden calves fashioned by King Jeroboam for people to worship. It was provided as an alternative venue other than Jerusalem and another way to worship. It was ‘instead of’ or ‘anti’ God’s prescribed place and order of worship:
28 So the king took counsel and made two calves of gold. And he said to the people, It is too much for you to go [all the way] up to Jerusalem. Behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
29 And he set the one golden calf in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan.
30 And this thing became a sin; for the people went to worship each of them even as far as Dan. (1Ki 12:28-30)
Making the golden calves caused the people of God to fall into complete idolatry and they ended up worshiping Baal. The mention of the Lord that Tel Dan would be struck is an indication of His judgment falling on all idolatry amongst His people.
We must intercede as never before for the people of Israel, that Jesus would visit them in dreams and reveal Himself to them as their Messiah, that The righteous would be spared and warned and removed from danger and that His saints would be bold in sharing the Truth and the love of God; that the army of Israel would be protected and that those who live for themselves would be awakened to the lateness of the hour, turn from all idolatry and self-seeking and serve the Living God with all their heart.
A few days ago, I sent out a word called ‘Pearls Bring out the Swine’ and while receiving this current message about Israel, I was shown how precious this little nation is to God and how He is going to do exactly what He did with those pearls I saw cast to the ground – He is going to allow it to be trampled in order to unmask the swine amongst the crowd of nations; those that presently mingle and say all the right phrases. Yet, when this pearl of great price is cast down before their eyes, their true natures will be revealed and they will fall upon Israel and seek to devour her. I am not talking about those who presently openly oppose her and call for her destruction, but rather those who masquerade as benign nations who seek her good and yet within are ravenous wolves.
One of the reasons the Lord is allowing this strike to the ‘head’ is to expose the swine nations and their hidden agendas… that they may be judged by the light. Then He will again gather this precious nation to Himself, as she turns toward Him as her only protector. He has a burning passion for the city of the great King:
1 FOR ZION’S sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest until her imputed righteousness and vindication go forth as brightness, and her salvation radiates as does a burning torch.
2 And the nations shall see your righteousness and vindication [your rightness and justice–not your own, but His ascribed to you], and all kings shall behold your salvation and glory; and you shall be called by a new name which the mouth of the Lord shall name. (Isaiah 62:1-2)
So in these unprecedented days in which we have been chosen to live, what is our responsibility about these things?
But the end and culmination of all things has now come near; keep sound minded and self-restrained and alert therefore for [the practice of] prayer. (1 Peter 4:7)
Beloved, we must have understanding of the times. Switch off your television sets. Lives are at stake. Get on your knees and cry out to the Father like never before. Cast aside idle pursuits. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you how to pray. Weep and intercede for the nation of Israel, which has built itself up so bravely in the face of so much continual hatred and opposition. Ask for mercy and for a mighty move of the Spirit of God; for the mercy of God to be poured out in the midst of chastening; for hearts to turn toward Him; for the children to be protected and for angels to be sent on assignment to bring forth God’s purposes and thwart the enemy’s plans.
Remember also that whenever something happens to natural Israel, it is a prophetic picture of what is going to happen in the Church of Jesus Christ. The enemy is ramping up his attack and God is allowing the head to be struck that the heart may turn to Him. All idolatry within His Body will be dealt with. Those who live for themselves and worship and serve mammon will be severely chastened. For those still living amongst Babylonian church circles, messengers will be sent to thrust you out, but you must not delay in being obedient. Your life depends on it. Let your hearts be fully His.
23 Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise and skilful person glory and boast in his wisdom and skill; let not the mighty and powerful person glory and boast in his strength and power; let not the person who is rich [in physical gratification and earthly wealth] glory and boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] riches;
24 But let him who glories glory in this: that he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character], that I am the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord. (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
Author: Christine Beadsworth
Christine Beadsworth lives in Somerset West, South Africa. She is an artist, poet and speaker, also writing and publishing articles under the ‘Fresh Oil Releases’ banner. She has authored several books, which she offers for free on her blog, Fresh Oil Releases. In 2017, she started a new site for posting her podcasts, called Fresh Air Releases.