During the meeting on Friday night at OCC in Sunnyvale, I saw a vision of many people all sitting everywhere wrapped up tight in chains. But I saw some begin to sing, and soon others began to sing, and soon they were all singing. I then saw one person grab their chains in their hands and began to pull on them and then ...they started climbing up their chains. Others saw this, and they also started to climb up their chains. Then I saw the chains turn into ladders, which took them high into the heavens. When the people got to the top of the ladders, they turned into waterfalls which they flew upwards along it.
The hunger for freedom is growing until all who desire to be free will begin to rise up and throw their very chains off and will climb right out of their trials into the place of accelerated growth and expansion. Restoration is beginning to flow and more and more are catching the scent of freedom in the air. The Spirit of the Lord, the waterfall, will empower them to run and not be weary, and to soar in the Spirit Realms with Him.
Then the vision ended, and another one came a few minutes later:
I saw the State of California, and it has a huge Saber-toothed tiger that filled the whole length of the state. His head was in the north and his tail in the south. He had totally eaten everything in the state and was fat with the goods. The people were languishing and wore out everywhere. I knew that this Tiger was very ancient and was a hidden ruler who had been working for many generations unopposed, but now was being brought out to the light. As I stood underneath the tiger, I looked up and could see a zipper under his belly. No one had noticed this before, as most were too scared or tired to care to look at it. I knew that everything he had ever taken was locked up in his belly. So I reached up and pulled on that zipper, and all of the things he had stolen came pouring out. People began to run from everywhere to see what happened. The tiger was upset, and he rapidly shrank in size until he was only a small cat again. The people then killed him, and took the plunder that was rightfully theirs. After this, it began to rain in California again, and the people flourished and multiplied.
There has been levels of victory in the fight for the heritage of California to be restored, ad this has led to the ancient enemies being dislodged and displaced, to where they are now on the move. This is also causing increased warfare and weariness among the Body. But the Lord is showing hidden keys of release to those who will stand their ground, the door will be found, and the heritage will be taken for the people of the Lord again. It is a time to rise up and to press in till the Wisdom comes, and the Victory is won!
There are also Stages of Restoration and Release spoken of here in the above two visions.
As we grow up into each level, we also are confronted with the challenges of the level, the enemies on that level, and the maturity and responsibilities that are required for maintaining that level. With each level we gain, we also go deeper into our foundation to uncover every chain, unlock every hidden door, and redeem the ancient landmarks that rightfully belong to the saints. It is time to put off everything that hinders, distracts, and to run your race with expectation and determination until utter victory is fulfilled.
Wendy then sent me an email a few days alter regarding the Saber-toothed tiger and California:
Date: July 29, 2014 at 11:46:22 PM PDT
To: Susan O'Marra
Subject: Saber tooth
First things first: although Smilodon is referred to by most people as the saber-toothed tiger, this prehistoric mammal wasn't a true tiger at all, belonging instead to an ancient, long-extinct line of cat-like creatures known as "machairodonts" (a related genus, unsurprisingly, was Machairodus). Other than that, though, what you've heard is mostly true: Smilodon was a large, muscular predator that may well have snacked on early humans as well as the Woolly Mammoths andGiant Sloths of the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs. (See 10 Facts About the Saber-Tooth Tiger.)
As formidable as it was--and despite what you've seen in the popular media--Smilodon didn't hunt like a modern jaguar or puma. Like other saber-toothed cats (and "dirk-toothed" and "scimitar-toothed" cats as well), Smilodon would leap on its prey suddenly from the high branches of trees, digging its huge incisors into the unfortunate animal's neck and then withdrawing to a safe distance while its dinner bled to death.
It's unknown whether Smilodon hunted in packs, though that would certainly have helped it to take down massive herbivores like the giant elk Megaloceros or the giant, prehistoric cow known as the Auroch. Smilodon may even have scuffled with the Dire Wolf, Canis dirus; see The Dire Wolf vs. the Saber-Tooth Tiger - Who Wins? for an analysis of this epic battle.
In case you're wondering why Smilodon has appeared in so many movies, that may be because thousands of intact Smilodon skeletons have been extracted from the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, a stone's throw from Hollywood (the California variant of this genus, Smilodon californicus, is the official state fossil).
By the way, the last specimen of Smilodon went extinct only 10,000 years ago; by then, primitive humans had figured out how to hunt cooperatively and killed off this dangerous menace once and for all (it also didn't hurt that these same humans also hunted to extinction the giant, herbivorous megafauna that Smilodon snacked on).
Isaiah 58:6 [Rather] is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every [enslaving] yoke? 7 Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house--when you see the naked, that you cover him, and that you hide not yourself from [the needs of] your own flesh and blood? 8 Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. 9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, Here I am. If you take away from your midst yokes of oppression [wherever you find them], the finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and every form of false, harsh, unjust, and wicked speaking, 10 And if you pour out that with which you sustain your own life for the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity and gloom become like the noonday. 11 And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not. 12 And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of [buildings that have laid waste for] many generations; and you shall be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets to Dwell In. 13 If you turn away your foot from [traveling unduly on] the Sabbath, from doing your own pleasure on My holy day, and call the Sabbath a [spiritual] delight, the holy day of the Lord honorable, and honor Him and it, not going your own way or seeking or finding your own pleasure or speaking with your own [idle] words, 14 Then will you delight yourself in the Lord, and I will make you to ride on the high places of the earth, and I will feed you with the heritage [promised for you] of Jacob your father; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.
Time for some Redemption, some Restoration, and some Transformation!!
- Susan O'Marra