[anzac] VISION of the STRICKEN TREE

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Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 17:40:39 -0600
"A SWORD, An AXE And An OLIVE LEAF"
-by Hollie L. Moody. (28 Oct).

In a vision, I was standing with the Lord.

I saw two people approach a large, beautiful tree. One of the people
had an axe slung over their shoulder. This person was dressed as
a warrior from ancient days, and was male.  The other person wore
a simple brown mantle, and was female. Both of these people also
had a small bag tied around their waist.  I sensed in my spirit that
the gender of these two people represented a fathering/mothering function.

As the man and woman approached the tree, to my surprise, the
tree spoke. “Are you for me or against me?” the tree asked the two people.

“What is this tree, Lord?” I asked the Lord.

“This tree represents the Church,” the Lord replied. “My Body. The
Church, My Body, believes that anyone whom speaks against it is
either for it or against it. This is not always so.”

“We are for the Lord,” the two people replied in unison to the tree’s
question. “We have come to accomplish His divine will and purpose.”

“The Lord has sent me to bring a sword against your barrenness!”
the person wearing the brown mantle cried against the tree. “He
has sent me to destroy the works of the flesh manifested forth from
within you.”

The person wearing the brown mantle flung their arms out to their
sides. I then saw a sword flash out from the mouth of the person
wearing the brown mantle. With both hands, the person wearing
the brown mantle took the sword from their mouth and began to
slice through the boughs of the tree with the sword. Finally, the
person wearing the brown mantle lifted the sword high above their
head, and with both hands embedded the sword deep into the
trunk of the tree. I was shocked to hear cries of anguish erupt from the tree.

“What is this person doing with the sword, Lord?” I asked the Lord.

“The sword is My Word,” the Lord replied. “The sword of My Word
is being spoken forth against the works of the flesh within My Body,
the Church.”

“The Lord has sent me to break down and to destroy strongholds,”
the warrior with the axe spoke against the tree.  “I am sent to lay
the axe to the root of every tree which is not fruitful.”

I watched in horror as the warrior with the axe began to chop at the
roots of the tree with deep, sure, controlled swings of the axe.
Finally, the warrior with the axe ceased his efforts. Holding the axe
with both hands, he set it down carefully between his feet.

“What is this person with the axe doing to the tree, Lord?” I asked
the Lord.

“The axe also represents My Word,” the Lord replied. “I am
sending forth those whom will cut away non-truth from within My
Body, the Church.

“The purpose of the sword and the axe will be greatly
misunderstood and withstood,” the Lord continued. “Those wielding
he sword and the axe will be greatly criticized and hated.”

I gazed in shocked dismay at the once beautiful tree. It now
resembled nothing more than a marred trunk.  The earth around
the tree trunk had been stirred-up by the swings of the axe. The
earth was a deep, moist brown. I could see that while much of the
tree’s root system had been dug-up and destroyed, there still
remained one strong, healthy appearing root.

Slowly, the two people approached the wounded tree. I saw the
two people untie and then dip their hands into the bag around
their waist.  When they did so, a wonderful fragrance emerged
from within the bags.

I saw that the hands of the two people were covered with a thick
fragrant ointment. The two people began to gently smear the thick
fragrant ointment over the trunk of the tree. When they were
finished, they withdrew slightly from the tree and sat down on the
ground. They fixed their eyes upon the tree and began to pray for the tree.

Jeremiah 31:28 ~~ “And it shall come to pass, that like as I have
watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw
down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to
build, and to plant, saith the Lord.”

I also steadily gazed at the tree. To my delight and surprise, I saw
small branches begin to grow from the trunk of the tree. Tiny buds
began to bloom on the tree branches. They grew quickly into
feathery shaped leaves. Small flowers appeared amongst the
leaves of the tree. Finally, I saw small objects I somehow
perceived to be olives growing on the tree boughs.

I saw a dove fly to the olive tree. The dove plucked a leaf from the
tree and flew with it in her beak to the two people. The two people
stood to their feet as the dove flew towards them. The two people
cupped their hands gently together and the dove settled down into
their cupped hands; the olive leaf still firmly held in her beak.

The two people gazed with excitement and awe at the dove with
the olive leaf in its beak.

We began to hear the sound of running water. We looked towards
the olive tree and saw a fountain of water gushing from out of the
ground around the olive tree. The waters swept over the ground and
formed a great river of water that continued on beyond our sight.

We then felt and heard a breeze beginning to blow loudly. We
gazed around to see where the wind was coming from. A large
company of men and women of every age and from every nation
appeared. They were being driven forward by the strength of the
wind. The wind was also squeezing them closer together. The
people were confused and distressed at this squeezing together
amongst themselves. Yet the force of the wind prevented them
from distancing themselves from one another as they so clearly
desired to do.

“Why is the wind forcing the people closer together?” I asked the Lord.

“This is of Me,” the Lord replied.  “I am using both natural and
supernatural means to drive My children back into close proximity
one with another. The times of being isolated and alienated one
from another has ended. Through their unity, will be their strength.”

I watched as this large company of people converged upon the
olive tree. I saw that all of the people appeared frightened, were
in distress, and were in need of some type of healing. When this
vast company of people reached the tree, they began to eat the
fruit of the olive tree and to rub the leaves onto their bodies from
the top of their heads to the soles of their feet. The fruit and the
leaves of the olive tree appeared to bring healing, comfort and relief
to the people.

I watched as the person dressed as a warrior and the person
wearing the brown mantle approached the crowd of people
gathered around the olive tree. To my surprise, the two people
began to take each of the people gathered around the olive tree,
and somehow, one by one, attach that person into the tree. This
newly attached person then became an actual living, vital, part of
the olive tree.

Romans 11:17- “And if some of the branches be broken off, and
thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with
them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree." This
process continued over and over again. The olive tree grew greater
and stronger with each person whom was attached into it.

I saw that some of the people resisted being grafted into the olive
tree. These people were cast aside.

“Why do these people resist being grafted into the olive tree?” I
asked the Lord.

“They have failed to discern and understand how I am working in
the midst of My Body, My Church, at this time,” the Lord replied.

“I am bringing My children back into fellowship and unity one with
another. There are some who will resist this through fear:  fear of
being hurt by their brothers and sisters once again; fear and
distrust of denominations and spiritual leadership. They have
doubts and unbelief in their hearts. They have made themselves to
be unprofitable; for their fears and their unbelief have hardened their
hearts.”

Romans 11:21 ~~ “For if God spared not the natural branches,
take heed lest he also spare not thee.”

When the vision ended, there still remained an unending crowd of
people being attached into the olive tree.

Haggai 2:9 ~~ “The glory of this latter house shall be greater than
of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give
peace, saith the Lord of hosts.”

In Him,
~ Hollie L. Moody.
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