Beast of The Field
May 11, 2019
See Article: Eight Vultures, Two Jackals and a Fox Die of Poisoning in Golan Heights or (Download Article HERE)
What is God saying in all this? Well, the animals are very significant in understanding some things. The three animals that were found dead were vultures, a fox, and jackals.
Vultures: Vultures are known as a bird of prey and they LIVE OFF OF FLESH. It doesn’t kill animals but often just eats off of animals that have already been dead. The Israelites in the Bible were forbidden to eat it (Lev. 11:13; Deut. 14:12).
Jackals: Jackals in the Bible were referred to as a wolf, sea monster, a dragon, wild beasts of the desert, and doleful (or sorrowful/mournful) creatures. In Ezekiel 13:4 it says, “Your prophets ,Israel, are like jackals among ruins.”
The article also shows that farmers have been known to use poison to ward off these animals that have affected their crop.
God is exposing how the fields have been affected spiritually. There have been people feeding off the flesh of others that are not walking in the Spirit (Gal. 5:16-17). In other words, among the fields there are people that love the desires of the flesh and have been preying upon people that are dead to the Spirit. There are those that have not been awakened and do not see how others that walk in the flesh, have continued to use their ‘scavenger’ behaviors to affect them spiritually. A scavenger can be associated with being a ‘babbler.’ Someone who babbles is obnoxious or foolish in their talk; also known as ‘a master of the tongue, or charmer.’ (Ecc. 10:11; Eph. 5:4; Prov. 26:19; Matt. 12:34; Col. 3:8) Also known as flatterers (Prov. 28:23; Prov. 29:5). These are the tactics of the enemy being used. Pay attention! The Lord says, “Walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. (Gal. 5:16).
As for those that ‘feed off the fleshly desires,’ God says they will reap destruction (Gal. 6:8), will reap trouble (Job 4:8), will have no reward from Him (Prov. 11:18), and WILL REAP THE WHIRLWIND (Hos. 8:7).
Jesus referred to King Herod as a fox, but He was also referring to the Pharisees as well as being foxes too. They too wanted Jesus out of town because He was changing the dynamics of the people and they were losing their ‘following’ or power over the people. Jesus told them He wouldn’t stop healing the people or freeing them from the grips of carnal nature. And He warned them of their demise for killing the prophets (Luke 13:34). He basically called them murderers in the spirit realm.
There have been murderers in the fields lately, trying to remove the healing of the Spirit from occurring. These are people that have been ‘ruling’ over people for a very long time, or spirits that have ruled over people with wrong motives, often associated with control and power for their own wrong heart motives (just like the Pharisees and King Herod). However, Christ clearly said He will press on (Luke 13:32). The Lord says in this hour, “I WILL PRESS ON! HOW I WOULD HAVE HELPED YOU AS WELL, BUT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE IT AND INSTEAD MURDER OR TRY TO KILL WHAT IS GOOD. As a result of this, I will leave your house desolate, or unproductive. You will not produce fruit, as the fig tree that was cursed (Mark 11:12-14).”
God has allowed His people to be among the jackals. It’s been a place of testing of your faith, to see if you will forget your God. It’s a place to test you on whether you will deal falsely with His covenant, whether you will take the path of an adulteress (Prov.7) and put others before Him as your first love (Ps. 44:17; Rev. 2:4-5). He will test your walk in the Spirit, to see if you’ll depart (Ps. 44:18). He has been using the jackals to break you for His glory (Ps. 44:19; Isa. 53:5). In this place of jackals, if He sees you’ve forgotten Him, He will search you out in your idolatries (Ps. 44:20). This is performed so that He may lead you in the way of everlasting, which is Life (Ps. 139:23-24; 1 John 5:20). Those that remain faithful, do it for His sake, like the Master Himself (Ps. 44:22; Isa. 53:7; Rom. 8:36).
So, as David cried out to God in all this, we cry out as the Body:
“Awake, why do You sleep, O Lord? Arise, do not cast us off forever! Why do You hide Your face, and forget our affliction and oppression? For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our body clings to the ground. Arise for our help and redeem us for Your mercies’ sake.” (Ps. 44:23-26)
The Lord’s response (Isa. 33:10-16):
“Now I will rise,” says the Lord;
“Now I will be exalted,
Now I will lift Myself up.
11 You shall conceive chaff,
You shall bring forth stubble;
Your breath, as fire, shall devour you.
12 And the people shall be like the burnings of lime;
Like thorns cut up they shall be burned in the fire.
13 Hear, you who are afar off, what I have done;
And you who are near, acknowledge My might.”
14 The sinners in Zion are afraid;
Fearfulness has seized the hypocrites:
“Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire?
Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”
15 He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly,
He who despises the gain of oppressions,
Who gestures with his hands, refusing bribes,
Who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed,
And shuts his eyes from seeing evil:
16 He will dwell on high;
His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks;
Bread will be given him,
His water will be sure.
The poisoning of the animals is symbolic of what God will allow for this time, in order to deal with the vultures, the fox, and the jackals. As in the book of Numbers 21, after God allowed for the defeat of the Canaanites for Israel, and then took them through the wilderness, they still complained. So, God sent serpents among the people to poison them, and many died (Num. 21:6). God is saying that He has delivered His people many times when they vowed to Him, but as He’s allowed for them to take a journey which has become difficult at times, they have instead become discouraged and complained…even to the point of being ungrateful in all that He has done for them (forgetting His mercies). Their hearts have now become a place of jackals. They have now opened themselves up to a scavenger (the vulture) and have even come to the heart of a fox, a cunning murderer at heart.
So God says to those that have become as these beasts:
“Now that you have become a murderer at heart, I will send poison among you to destroy you, and it cannot be charmed (Jer. 8:17). You have opened yourself up to judgment because I command you shall not murder (Matt. 5:21). And I warn those that are angry with their brother, without a cause, meaning I see that there is NO TRUE REASON TO BE ANGRY, AS I SEE THEM AS INNOCENT (John 15:25), the judgment is about to fall on you! (Matt. 5:22) And those that continue to claim the cross as foolishness, or raca (Matt. 5:22), I will put your wisdom to nothing! For the truth is, YOU ARE PERISHING! (1Cor. 1:18-31) For the perishing are fools! And I say, “LET THOSE THAT BOAST, BOAST IN THE LORD! For they WILL NOT REMAIN SILENT, as I said the stones even will cry out.” (Luke 19:39-40) For the rebuke is coming upon you…
Hear what the Spirit is saying…