John L. Moore is a cattle rancher, novelist, journalist and prophetic voice from Montana. He is probably best known to Elijah List readers as the friend and mentor of Ching Co Ten. (Only the Lord could put a Montana cowboy and a Chinese prophetess living in the Philippines together.)
Fourteen months ago the Spirit visited me for eleven days beginning on January 11th. It seems it is only now I am beginning to understand some of what I was shown. One of the words spoken to me during this time was "Delta." I also got the phrase "delta dawn."
Delta has many meanings, but primarily represents the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet (dalet) and is used symbolically in the Hebrew language to represent a door. In mathematical terms, it represents change or transition.
At the end of the 11 days my friend Ching Co sent me the prophetic word below. It seemed to sum up much of what the Spirit was saying, but I still had unanswered questions. I knew "Delta" was significant, that it represented massive doors opening, a change or season or epoch taking place, but nothing in my world changed at all through 2010.
Then just recently, during a phone conversation with a friend, the pieces fell into place. I was slow on the uptake. My experiences began on the 11th and lasted 11 days. The implied message that I had missed was to prepare for 2011.
As my friend talked, I saw a brief flash of a map of the United States, and the state of Alabama was swinging like a door. The "delta dawn," I realized, would be a door opening to the Spirit in the Mississippi Delta region. Alabama was the key, but I sensed it was meant to be a double door and the state of Mississippi was to be included.
"Delta," I believe, represents a radical change of season or epoch. Things were set in motion in 2010 that we are beginning to see manifested this year and will continue to see manifested over the next two years, as Ching's word from January 22, 2010 points out.
The Lord impressed one other thing to me during this experience: We must sacrifice to go through the door, but there is a higher calling yet. We can go through the keyhole. It is good if we go through the door for we will reach the other side. Being dragged through the keyhole will be painful, but it will transform us into the shape of the key.
2010-2013 Are Crucial Years of God's Calling, Training & Choosing
For more than 10 years now, the Lord has been impressing to me these following verses and the Holy Spirit has been leading me to meditate and ponder them for interpretation and practical application.
These past few days, I felt the leading to share them to the Body of Christ. As always, my prayer is that you will put them to the test and to allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your hearts concerning your part in this grand vision.
As the Scriptures say, "I will destroy human wisdom and discard their most brilliant ideas"... Instead, God deliberately chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And He chose those who are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important, so that no one can ever boast in the presence of God... That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him." 1 Corinthians 1:19, 27-29, 2:9 NLT
So now the Lord says, "Stop right where you are! Look for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls..." Jeremiah 6:16 NLT
Watch, Work & Walk in His Way
(God's instructions to His children)
· Remember that our enemy the devil is a great deceiver, counterfeiter and copycat. He will try to imitate all that God is planning to do before they happen. These are the areas to watch for:
· There will be a resurgence in the occult. The entertainment world (books, TV, movies, games, reality shows, magic performances) will escalate with these subjects, which will become very popular with the people.
· Natural calamities and disaster will abound. Earthquakes, floods, unusual weather patterns will just be a few of them. What had happened in Haiti is just the birth pangs of things to come.
All these things are wake up calls and warning signs from God. He is calling the attention specially of His people around the world that NOW IS THE TIME TO WAKE UP FROM OUR SLUMBER AND COMPLACENCY, AND WE CANNOT AFFORD NOT TO TAKE ACTION.
Like in the past, He will not continue to put up with human abuse of His creation. He has observed the extent of the peoples' wickedness and this has greatly pained His heart. Just like the time of Noah, and like the time of Lot when God warned him about His plan to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, so today God is also revealing to us His plans and warning us His children about what will happen in the coming days so that we will not be caught unprepared.
God is looking for people who are willing to obey Him even when they don't understand what He is asking from them, just like Abraham when he was asked to sacrifice his own son; people who are willing to follow His instructions even when they sound foolish and stupid, just like when Noah was asked to build the ark.
God is looking for ordinary people (men, women, young ones, older ones) so that He can pour out His Spirit in a mighty way and manifest His power once again through them.
All God is asking from His chosen ones is a willing heart to obey Him, work with Him and walk in His ways.
The years from 2010–2013 will be His years of calling, training and choosing, and those who are willing to follow Him will be known as people whose righteousness will be like a garden in early spring, filled with young plants springing up everywhere (Isaiah 61:11).
Walk in His Way:
These are the instructions that God has impressed that we must remember as we walk where He will lead us:
· Waste not, want not. Be a good steward of everything that God has given to you (time, talent, people, resources). Pay special attention to His cycle of life and apply them in your daily living. What that means is that you must respect God's order and learn from it. Especially on the personal and household level, learn not to waste anything. Even though the value is insignificant, it is the HABIT that He wants us to LEARN.
Go back to the old ways, where people learned the habits of composting, using it to fertilize the land, then planting their own garden. Learn of ways how to improve use of water and electricity. In short, learn TO LIVE the mantra of REDUCE, RE-USE, RECYCLE. WASTE NOT, WANT NOT.
· Do not despise small beginnings. God will test us with the little things He will impress on us to do. If we cannot be faithful in these small tasks, then we cannot be promoted to do greater things for Him. Learn to be faithful in the SMALL THINGS that you felt led to do. These are your STEPPING STONES to a higher call in the future.
Vision of the Future
This was the vision the Lord showed me more than 10 years ago: I saw gardens with plants everywhere. On empty lots beside high rise buildings. On rooftops, balconies and the ground. Every place where plants can be planted and every container that can be use for planting were all filled with plants.
Then I noticed that aside from the regular fruits and flowers that it produced, every month, every plant, regardless of its type, will produce a UNIQUE KIND of fruit. The fruit was something that we have not seen before.
I noticed that when people partook of the fruit, it brought healing to their bodies. But just like the manna in the past, this fruit cannot be stored, nor sold, nor profited from. It is a heavenly fruit given by God for His people, and no one will profit from them.
After that, the Lord reminded me of these verses:
And the angel showed me a pure river with the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb, coursing down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing 12 crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations. Revelation 22:1-2 NLT
A river flowed from the land of Eden, watering the garden and then dividing into four branches. One of these branches is the Pishon, which flows around the entire land of Havilah, where gold is found...the second branch is the Gihon, which flows around the entire land of Cush. The third branch is the Tigris, which flows to the east of Asshur. The fourth branch is the Euphrates. Genesis 2:10-14 NLT
The Interpretation to the Vision
The fruits that I saw were not just meant to be symbolic, but one day God will do a work of supernatural intervention in nature. Fruits will indeed blossom, but there will be conditions where and how they will blossom.
God is currently looking for people who love the land and are willing to work with Him in restoring it to natural health. And He will choose four nations, and will choose a people group or families who will become the steward of these heavenly seeds. They will become the source of these seeds that will be distributed to all nations in the world.
However, just like the manna from Heaven, these heavenly seeds will not profit anybody. And if anybody does try to misuse them, worms will also eat them up just like the manna that people tried to store for tomorrow when God's instructions were to collect it every day.
The people that God will choose will be those who love His creation, love to take care of it, respect His ways, and are willing to learn from Him. God will indeed choose the simple people to do significant things that will confound the world. Everybody is a potential candidate. God will show no favoritism. He is looking for willing, yielded vessels that He can work with.
The years 2010–2013 will be the years of calling, training and choosing. People will begin to feel a new love for His land and His ways. DON'T IGNORE THAT NUDGE. It may be as simple as finding ways to conserve water, light or food. Or taking better care of trash so it doesn't contaminate God's creation. Little things will mean much for God. It is in these areas that He will be testing us.
When the day of choosing is over, God will then pour out His mighty power over what these chosen ones are doing and it will awe the world. God will use these events to draw many nations and people to these places, and once again He will exalt Himself because all people will know that THESE ARE THE WORKS OF GOD ALONE AND NO MAN CAN DUPLICATE THEM EVER.
Prayer for Discernment:
Almighty God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, send the Holy Spirit to breathe life into these words, if indeed these are coming from You. Let every reader sense the quickening of their spirit as they read them and confirm them to Your people. Let Your will be done once again in the world. And let the nations and all its people bow down before You again. Show Thyself to be strong and mighty on our behalf. All these we speak by faith and ask by grace in Your Son Jesus Christ, the most powerful and precious name. Amen.
Cebu City, Philippines
Ching Co currently resides in the Philippines, in Cebu City. Ching and her husband, Harry, are accountants by profession, they have four children and attend Word of the World Christian Fellowship.