Some believe they heard the Lord likening Britain’s leaving the European Union to His dealings with ancient Egypt and the extraction of the Hebrew descendants of Jacob, aka ‘Israel’, from bondage therein.
Following urgent reposting of the ‘Fox in the hen-house’ prophetic words Veronika West had in June about a betrayal of Britain by a ‘spirit of Herod’, contributions from a couple of readers added more depth and so I’m collating all material into this posting for all to read.
This puts current events of our constitutional crisis into a more historical and Biblical perspective – and speaks formidably against those individuals who’ve fallen under that unclean spirit’s spell. I believe they’re unwittingly in a most invidious position.
Moreover, early this afternoon one of our friends in south-west England writes:
‘Catching up with your posts, I read about the picture of the snake in the houses of Parliament, and now know why I was given Isaiah 27: 1 a day or two ago:
‘In that day the LORD with His severe sword, great and strong, will punish the Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan that twisted serpent; And He will slay the reptile that is in the sea.’
My Bible has this pencil marginalia, ‘ie. it twists and perverts’. Also, I recall that ‘sea’ has a prophetical symbolism signifying ‘people’, or gathered masses, as their movement resembles waves of the sea.
SPIRIT OF HEROD
Veronika’s references to ‘fox’ were confirmed within days as relating to the actions of Dominic Grieve MP, but we need to realise her reference is symbolical. That is, it’s not him alone, because many MPs, even Cabinet Ministers, have been influenced by that spirit of Herod and come under its sway. Journalists call it ‘Project Fear’!
First, we look at only the specific words about that spirit and her explanation, emphases mine:
‘I hear the Spirit say, “Watch and Pray! The spirit of fear and intimidation is causing many to become spiritually paralysed. Fear not! For My Perfect Love now drives out all fear! My Kingdom is advancing….”
(Posted on June 10, 2018)…“A Spiritual Trooping of the Colours, the (Fox) Spirit of Herod over the Nation and a Divine Convergence Taking Place.”…As I looked at the fox in amazement, immediately I felt the anointing become so heavy and tangible, and then I heard the Spirit speak again to me saying, “Daughter look and see, for the spirit of Herod seeks to destroy and annihilate the Vision and Destiny of this Nation. WATCH AND PRAY! For this cunning, crafty and treacherous spirit is now operating over the Government and the Church in this Nation!”
‘…I was praying in tongues, the Holy Spirit quickened to me Luke 13:31-32, “And Jesus said to them, “Go tell that fox, ‘Look, I’m driving out demons and performing healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will complete my work.“ As I read that verse, I inquired again from the Holy Spirit what He was showing me and He revealed to me that the ‘Fox’ was prophetically symbolic of the spirit of Herod that is now operating over the Nation.
‘The spirit of Herod comes with the purpose and goal of total destruction and annihilation, this cunning and dangerous spirit comes at a time when a people, Nation or individual is about to reach full maturity, growth, purpose and Destiny.
‘The spirit of Herod hates anything good or godly, this treacherous spirit seeks only to kill and destroy destinies that are on the verge of blooming.
‘As I continued praying I began to see a powerful prophetic parallel unfolding before concerning the Nation and BREXIT. I clearly began to see how this same spirit of Herod which came against the Destiny of Jesus, John the Baptist, Elijah (operating through Jezebel), Moses and Joseph is now operating over our Government and over the Church in the Nation.
‘This spirit of Herod is warring against the people of God in this Nation, and this Treacherous Spirit is contending for the Birthright and Destiny of Great Britain. This spirit of Herod is a GREAT THREAT TO THE Nation AT THIS TIME!
‘…Then the Spirit of Revelation showed me a coming together of mantles over the Nation…I kept hearing the words, “A divine convergence is now taking place in this Nation to combat the powers of the spirit of Herod that is over the Government and the Church.”
‘The Spirit then showed me again the Mantles of Moses, Elijah, Joseph and John the Baptist and how these mantles (Anointings) will now begin to emerge or converge in the days ahead.
‘As I continued to inquire of the LORD the Holy Spirit then lead me to the Book of Nehemiah 4…read how just as Nehemiah and his people began the work of rebuilding the wall, the spirit of Herod showed up in all his glory, threatening to destroy and dismantle the wall from being restored. BUT!! Nehemiah being as bold and courageous as a lion he stood his ground against the spirit of Herod…was not going to be intimidated or threatened by the spirit of Herod.
‘…I heard the Spirit say, “The fox is moving in the Houses of Parliament.” Then He likened to me the Houses of Parliament as a HEN HOUSE, and He said “Just as a Fox comes to the hen-house under the cover of darkness to scatter, to steal, to kill and to destroy, so the fox has come to the Houses of Parliament in this Nation.” The fox is moving subtly and stealthily. He is cunning, crafty and treacherous not to be underestimated.
‘But then I saw the mighty one, the Lion of Judah enter the the hen house and He began to roar and the fox fled in great fear and never returned.’
(Sue Prosser) Such a blessing and a real help to praying in the Spirit for this nation. After listening to Veronika West’s video from last June regarding the spirit of Herod and the fox I looked up the name Herod in a Hebrew dictionary. This is what I read:
חרד: The root-verb חרד (harad) primarily means to shake and secondarily to tremble with fear or to be “anxiously careful” as BDB Theological Dictionary puts it. It’s used to describe a mountain trembling (Exodus 19:18), being startled out of sleep (Ruth 3:8), trembling indignantly (Genesis 27:33), to come or go anxiously careful (2 Kings 4:13), or scare or terrify people into submission (Judges 8:12, Job 11:19, Jeremiah 30:10). The last two applications I found particularly interesting since in Parliament there are those who are seeking to terrify us into submission (ie the foxes) and also those who are being anxiously careful, not willing to take the risk of a clean split (the hens).
(R.J Dawson) Even though the following passage I include here was written years ago it dovetails with Veronika’s prophecy and describes the evil spirit she speaks of very well. There is much in this small description that can be applied to today’s current events and world scene. I have included the link to the entire article if any of your readers may want to delve deeper into the history of the Herod family and the impact it had on the world of our Lord’s time:HEROD (from the ISBE:)her’-ud: The name Herod (Grk: Herodes) is a familiar one in the history of the Jews and of the early Christian church. The name itself signifies “heroic,” a name not wholly applicable to the family, which was characterized by craft and knavery rather than by heroism. The fortunes of the Herodian family are inseparably connected with the last flickerings of the flame of Judaism, as a national power, before it was forever extinguished in the great Jewish war of rebellion, 70 AD.The history of the Herodian family is not lacking in elements of greatness, but whatever these elements were and in whomsoever found, they were in every ease dimmed by the insufferable egotism which disfigured the family, root and branch. Some of the Herodian princes were undeniably talented; but these talents, wrongly used, left no marks for the good of the people of Israel. Of nearly all the kings of the house of Herod it may truly be said that at their death “they went without being desired,” unmissed, unmourned. The entire family history is one of incessant brawls, suspicion, intrigue amid shocking immorality. In the baleful and waning light of the rule of the Herodians, Christ lived and died, and under it the foundations of the Christian church were laid.
I responded on Tuesday to R.J that the emboldened sentence, “connects deeply into what’s happening here and that there may well be a need for the people’s open revolt to remove all anti-democrats from power! The last time it happened under Cromwell saw a growing Biblical spirituality – so maybe we’re beginning to see the pieces of today’s jigsaw puzzle falling into place?”
(R.J Dawson) This keeps going deeper, Richard. I have been listening to Veronika in the above video as I also follow these leads. What she says about the Herod spirit is serious. Like other particular evil spirits, she says it attempts to keep something the Lord is about to birth forth from coming forth and will try to kill it before it happens, as did Herod the Great with the Lord’s birth. The Herod family continued to stay interwoven with what was left of the nation of Israel in the first centuries BC and AD and undoubtedly had a hand in its fall. The Lord told them what would happen if they did not repent. But the leaders of the Jews, both civil and religious, had essentially married themselves to the Herods and the Sadducees were well-connected politically and monetarily with Rome. These leaders, despite what so many of the Jewish people actually wanted, insisted on these evil political and monetary ties and rejected the Lord. I could say a lot more but this is beyond a book length subject. Suffice it to say that the apostle Paul also warned and then prophesied exactly what would happen, though in a veiled way, in his letters.It appears the same warning continues to go forth in this current context in that the Herod spirit shows up toward the end, to either defeat the good will of God coming forth as a new movement or Great Awakening, or be defeated. There is no in-between. The forces of evil are desperate, as I have relayed in my current post [re SCoTUS: Epic Battle Brewing], and are resorting to any means whatsoever to protect their interests and stave off defeat.
These typological details confirm the spiritual as well as political nature of today’s Battle For Britain and indicate its outcome will be to God’s Glory alone – Maranatha!
[Houses of Parliament photo courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]
Thanks for this, Richard. Great job putting it all together (so far).
Surely there’s lots more…
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I wrote one of my MPhil essays on Herod the Great’s building programme (reasons for it etc), and so I had cause to read much of Josephus in advance. He is the principal extant source on Herod the Great, deriving most of his material from one of Herod’s courtiers, Nicolaus of Damascus, who wrote a history after Herod’s death. Herod was what is known as a “client king”: he served the interests of Rome and made clear his alliance to Rome. He conquered Jerusalem in his early days with the help of Sosius, a general sent by Mark Antony, and he named the Antonia fortress after Antony. When he beautified the Temple, he placed a bronze eagle on one of the gates. He named the port of Caesarea, which he built, after Augustus Caesar, and Sebaste (from the Greek root word for Augustus) after Augustus (which was built on old Samaria and contained a temple for the imperial cult). Although Judea was no stranger to Greco-Roman culture, Herod the Great increased its presence in the Holy Land.
Re: Leviathan. Leviathan is a symbol of chaos (see the concept of chaoskampf), as is the sea. In Ugaritic mythology Baal defeats Litanu/Lotan (=Leviathan), and in Babylonian mythology Marduk defeats Tiamat (some scholars see Tiamat behind the word tehom [=the deep, the abyssal/primal waters] in Genesis 1) and subsequently builds the world from Tiamat’s corpse. The hydra and other dragons in Greek mythology probably spring from this motif as well, either via a universal root or by means of borrowing and transformation via contact with Near Easterners. This motif, found in Hebrew imagery in the Prophets and Psalms, appears again in Revelation. Satan is presented as a 7-headed dragon, spewing water (the chaos-dragon is often depicted with seven heads). It is interesting (co-incidental?) that Thomas Hobbes’ book, “Leviathan”, should link this creature of Near Eastern mythology with arguments about the role of the state and monarchy etc.
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Thank you for expanding further upon these topics Nicholas.
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