The Holy Spirit has a very interesting way of unfolding revelation. Often, He starts at the end and then leads one on a treasure trail of separate revelation pieces to the beginning of the matter—much like a trail of bread crumbs leading one out of a dark forest. Having written part one of Harrowing Time, I was all set to record part two, but the Spirit would not release me to do so. He instead kept putting an image of a rake with long iron teeth before my spiritual eyes. Every time, He said, “iron teeth” …and finally it triggered my memory about one of Daniel’s visions in chapter 7. It is found in the description of the fourth beast:
Dan 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
The beast that has iron teeth IS THE HARROW that the Spirit has been speaking to us about. He said, “harrowing time”. In other words, it is time for the fourth beast to arise and begin its rampage. We are told in Rev 13:1 that this beast (Therion) with ten horns rises up out of the sea. It is also important to note that this beast is strongly connected to the great red dragon of Revelation 12, which also has ten horns. Horns signify power and authority and an angel tells John exactly what these ten horns represent:
Rev 17:12 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, who have received no kingdom yet, but will receive authority as kings one hour with the beast. Rev 17:13 These have one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. Rev 17:14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them. For He is Lord of lords and King of kings. And those with Him are the called and elect and faithful ones.
The NWO has divided the world into 10 regions already, so it is simple to deduce that each of these 10 kings will reside over a region. What struck me in the above verses is that these 10 kings only have authority for ONE HOUR with the beast. This is surely the very same ‘HOUR OF TRIAL” mentioned in the letter to the Church of Philadelphia:
Rev 3:10 Because you have guarded and kept My word of patient endurance, I also will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial (testing) which is coming on the whole world to try those who dwell upon the earth.
Now obviously it is not referring to 60 minutes of suffering, but rather to a specific time period during which the whole earth will undergo the same trial. Scripture always confirms and expands Scripture, so in searching more information about this period of trial, we must return to the beginning when Daniel was shown this fourth beast. He asked the angel to help him understand this terrible fourth beast and he is told more about the ten kings and the little horn who wages war on the saints:
Dan 7:19 Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast–which was different from all the others, exceedingly terrible and shocking, whose teeth were of iron and its nails of bronze, which devoured, broke and crushed, and trampled what was left with its feet– Dan 7:20 And about the ten horns [representing kings] that were on its head, and the other horn which came up later and before which three of [the horns] fell, the horn which had eyes and a mouth that spoke great things and which looked greater than the others. Dan 7:21 As I looked, this horn made war with the saints and prevailed over them … Dan 7:23 Thus [the angel] said, The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other kingdoms and shall devour the whole earth, tread it down, and break it in pieces and crush it. Dan 7:24 And as for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise; and another shall arise after them, and he shall be different from the former ones, and he shall subdue and put down three kings. Dan 7:25 And he shall speak words against the Most High and shall wear out the saints of the Most High and think to change the time and the law; and the saints shall be given into his hand for a time, two times, and half a time [three and one-half years].
So now we have clarity—the ‘hour of trial’ lasts for 3&1/2 years. The harrowing time takes place over a specific measurable time period. This is confirmed in Revelation 12:6,14. The woman and the church of Philadelphia are one and the same for she is kept safe from this hour of trial that the whole world undergoes. However, the rest of the Body of Christ experiences the full wrath of the dragon as his attempts to destroy the woman are thwarted:
Rev 12:17 So then the dragon was furious (enraged) at the woman, and he went away to wage war on the remainder of her descendants–[on those] who obey God’s commandments and who have the testimony of Jesus Christ [and adhere to it and bear witness to Him].
Just as Jesus’ hour of trial lasted 3&1/2 watches (from halfway through the 3rd watch of the night until 3pm when He said, “It is finished”), so too the Body of Christ is appointed to undergo 3&1/2 years of tribulation—the harrowing time; the hour of trial for the whole earth. Remember that the Lord showed me last year that 5780 was the morning watch year for the remnant and the evening watch year for the world. So a year equals a watch of the day or night in this pattern. This makes 5781 the first watch of the night (6-9pm), which is why in my vision of the billboard, the sun had gone down and the darkness of night was creeping over the earth.
By the end of 5781 it will be the end of the first watch of the night. The question on all our hearts is when will He return? Where do we start counting the 3&1/2 watches? If we look at what happens in the natural when the sun rises, it occurs during the morning watch. This is when the first rays of dawn occur. The Sun however only comes into full sight towards the end of the morning watch. By my understanding, and taking into account that one of Rosh Hashanah’s names is ‘the crowning of the King’, it seems to me that the 3&1/2 years would stretch from half-way through 5781 (round Passover) to the end of 5784 (RH 5785)… However, I am still praying into this matter and really, what is important is to be ready, no matter when He comes—as the following verses emphasize:
Luk 12:37 Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are those servants whom the master finds awake and alert and watching when he comes. Truly I say to you, he will gird himself and have them recline at table and will come and serve them! Luk 12:38 If he comes in the second watch (before midnight) or the third watch (after midnight), and finds them so, blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are those servants!
Revelation 13 gives us further details of this hour of trial; the harrowing time, and as we read the following verses, we can clearly see the terrible fourth beast that Daniel saw, causing destruction as it harrows with its iron teeth:
Rev 13:5 And the beast was given the power of speech, uttering boastful and blasphemous words, and he was given freedom to exert his authority and to exercise his will during forty-two months (three and a half years). Rev 13:6 And he opened his mouth to speak slanders against God, blaspheming His name and His abode, [even vilifying] those who live in heaven. Rev 13:7 He was further permitted to wage war on God’s holy people (the saints) and to overcome them.
When God was reassuring the church at Philadelphia, He explained that the hour of trial was for the purpose of ‘trying’ the whole earth. This word ‘try’ means ‘to assay’—a process used to test the purity of a metal. It’s a time of God making manifest the counsels of the hearts of men worldwide, as who they truly are in their innermost hearts is brought into the open. The difference between gold plate and solid gold will be clearly evident.
When Donald Trump first became president in 2016, the Lord showed me he would function as a touchstone. (You can download and read ‘Examining the touchstone’ on my Storehouse page).
Touchstone: a black siliceous stone formerly used to test the purity of gold and silver by the streak left on the stone when rubbed by the metal; a test or criterion for determining the quality or genuineness of a thing
In essence, a touchstone is involved in the assaying process. One thing to take note of is that the qualities of the touchstone are what bring to light the quality of the object being tested. Even now, that touchstone is at work… and oh my, how it elicits reactions from all quarters! And, by the way, idolatrous worship is also a reaction which reveals impurity…
Now, concerning the harrow with teeth like a wolf, I want to mention some other wolf-themed information:
Firstly, I would like to thank a reader for bringing to my attention that the full moon on January 28th 2021 is called the Wolf moon! The Spirit began speaking about harrowing time on 6th January, exactly 3 weeks before the wolf moon. It seems that a week after the inauguration, the fullness of the wolf may make its appearance—just a question on my part…
Secondly, I keep getting a recurring flash vision in the last 3 days of an old lion surrounded by baying wolves. I suspect the lion may represent the present leader of the United States. Whether the wolves will have taken him down by the wolf moon remains to be seen.
***On 10th Jan, I had a brief vision of that lion lifting his paw and cuffing a few of the wolves with a hard blow. The rest retreated into the shadows for a season, seemingly to regroup… How that manifests in the natural remains to be seen.
Remember this; the most important thing is to disentangle yourself from the kingdoms of this world as much as possible, especially as far as emotional ties go. We must come out of Babylon so that we do not share in her plagues because Babylon in all her earthly manifestations is appointed strong judgements. As I spoke of in many of my writings in the last 6 months, we must be connected to the throne and the Kingdom of Heaven in these days, or we will become tossed about like little boats on a very stormy sea in the coming days. The Jerusalem above is our mother and the Mount Zion above is where we are to have our names registered as members of the Church of the Firstborn!
And now I can safely say, part 2 about the remnant will be following shortly!