Is There Not A Cause?
(Hollie L. Moody/September 12th, 2001)
1 Samuel 17:29 ~~ "And David said, What have I now done? Is there not
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ~~ "<1> To every thing there is a season, and a
time to every purpose under the heaven: <2> A time to be born, and a
time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is
planted; <3> A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break
down,and a time to build up; <4> A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance; <5> A time to cast away stones,
and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time
to refrain from embracing; <6> A time to get, and a time to lose; a
time to keep, and a time to cast away; <7> a time to rend, and a time
to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; <8> a time to
love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."
At the beginning of this month, time seemed to begin to speed up. It
felt as if something was beginning to unravel very quickly. It had
the sensation to it that there was no way to halt or prevent whatever
was beginning to occur from happening. There was a feeling of
inevitability in the air, as well as a sense of dread and foreboding.
Many nights, I would lie awake; so tired, but unable to sleep. My
mind was filled with questions as to what I was feeling, what was
happening, what was about to happen. I felt restless, uncomfortable,
Yet, during these nighttime episodes of almost paralyzing fear, I
would hear the Lord's still, small voice whisper to me, "Fear not, My
child. Fear not."
Phrases and portions of Scripture would suddenly pop into my
mind: "feast and famine," "spirit of judgment; spirit of burning," "a
cloud and smoke by day; flaming fire by night," "build up; raise
up," "repair and restore."
I experienced a series of on-going visions; such as chapters in a
book. Where one vision ended, the next vision would pick up and
continue. For a while, it was a kaleidoscope of phrases, Bible
verses, and visions. I was at a loss as to how to connect these
phrases, verses and visions.
Then, disaster struck. America was attacked.
Much of what I had been experiencing was now made clear and plain to
my understanding. Perhaps what the Lord has been speaking to me will
comfort and encourage, as well as strengthen and prepare, others.
With a heart that continues to grieve and mourn for my nation, for
America, I will seek to try and share faithfully with you the things
the Lord has shared with me.
I will state that I was as unprepared by the attack on America as was
most of the nation. Even though I had been feeling in my spirit for
many months that something dreadful and terrible was about to strike
my country, I did not know the date, the hour, the time, or the
manner in which this would occur. I only felt very strongly that
something was coming against my nation.
FEAST OR FAMINE
In my spirit, I heard the phrase, "Feast or Famine." I then saw two
groups of people. One group of people was arrayed in gorgeous robes.
They were seated at a banqueting table that stretched as far as my
eyes could see. A plentiful feast was spread out on the table before
them. They were feasting and enjoying themselves.
I then saw another group of people. This second group of people was
dressed in rags. They were dirty and thin to the point of emaciation.
They crept quietly up to the banqueting table, dropped onto their
hands and knees, and began to eat the crumbs and food scraps from
beneath the banqueting table.
"People are famished for the Word of the Lord," God said to me.
Amos 8:11 came to my mind: "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord
God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread,
nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord."
Matthew 5:6 ~~ "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after
righteousness: for they shall be filled."
In the vision, I felt and saw a darkness approaching. I saw flaming
arrows flying towards the people. I saw as a hand appeared in the sky
and swatted one of the arrows down to the ground.
Isaiah 6:9-13 ~~ " <9> And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye
indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. <10>
Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy,and shut
their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their
ears,and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
<11> Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities
be wasted without inhabitant, and the house without man, and the land
be utterly desolate,<12> And the Lord have removed men far away, and
there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land. <13> But yet in
it shall be a tenth,and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a
teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast
their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof."
SPIRIT OF JUDGMENT, SPIRIT OF BURNING
Suddenly, a bolt of lightning came down from heaven into the midst of
this scene. Both groups of people were startled and frightened. I
heard screams and saw as both groups of people came together.
I heard the words, "Spirit of Judgment, Spirit of Burning."
Another bolt of lightning flashed, and I saw what appeared to be a
shield come down around the group of people. The group of people was
enclosed within the shield. It was light within the shield, but dark
on the outside of the shield.
Isaiah 4:4-6 ~~ "<4> When the Lord shall have washed away the filth
of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of
Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by
the spirit of burning. <5> And the Lord will create upon every
dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and
smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon
all the glory shall be a defence.<6> And there shall be a tabernacle
for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge,
and for a covert from storm and from rain."
Exodus 13:21-22 ~~ "<21> And the Lord went before them by day in a
pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of
fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: <22> He took not
away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night,
from before the people."
The group of people within the shield fell to their faces and began
to weep and wail. I heard them calling out to God for mercy. I heard
prayers of repentance, and pleas for forgiveness.
"This is revival," the Lord said to me in the vision.
Isaiah 58:6-11 ~~ "<6> Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To
loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let
the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? <7> Is it not to
deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are
cast out to thy house? When thou seest the naked, that thou cover
him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? <8> Then
shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall
spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee;
the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward. <9> Then shalt thou
call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say,
Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the
putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; <10> And if thou
draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then
shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the
noonday:<11> And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy
thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a
watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Matthew 5:4 and 6 ~~ "Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be
BUILD UP, RAISE UP/REPAIR AND RESTORE
In the vision, I saw the people slowly get to their feet. As they
gazed out through the shield, my eyes followed the direction of their
eyes. A scene of absolute desolation and destruction met my gaze. I
was absolutely speechless before this horrific scene.
"What is this place?" I asked the Lord.
To my horror, the Lord replied, "Your country."
I gazed again at the scene of desolation and destruction before my
eyes. Yet, the shield was still around the group of people and
myself. Within the shield, there was light. On the other side of the
shield,there was an intense darkness. Yet somehow, I was being
allowed to see through this darkness.
I saw small groups of people cloaked in dark clothing. They each
carried papers in their hand and were moving with great stealth and
secrecy. Each group hid themselves at certain places. I saw that
these places were: cities, colleges, schools, sports arenas,
amusement parks, military installations, Naval ships, and
"They have been given an assignment," the Lord said to me."Some of
them have been given a date, a time, a word. When they reach or hear
their pre-assigned signal, they will attack. Some of them have been
here for quite some time. They have great patience, and great zeal
and dedication. They are in place to carry out their orders. "
I saw another group of men. The President of the United States was
one of these men. They were seated around a large table, and were
discussing ways and means to thwart the plots of those who were the
enemy of our nation.
I watched as the President signed some papers. To my surprise, when
he did so, I heard like the tolling of a bell.
"What was that?" I asked the Lord.
"A warning to those who have ears to hear," the Lord replied. "What
your President is signing for good, there are those in his midst who
will seek to use for their own evil and wicked agendas. My hand is
upon your President at this time; to guard him and keep him from
harm. While he maintains his heart aright before Me, he will be in My
hand and in My care. He is in a precarious place, and the prayers of
My children will help to be a wall of protection around him. I would
use your President to rebuild and to raise up that which has been
thrown down in your nation. I would use him to repair the breach
between your nation and Myself. I would use him to restore the paths
of righteousness to your nation. At this time, My favor is upon him,
and the heart of your nation and other nations are with him. But know
this, My child, your nation has become a nation under siege. It will
suffer periodic episodes of attack and destruction. Endure these
times, and I will use your nation as a light to other nations; to
loose the bonds and shackles of spiritual oppression. Be with Me, and
I will be with you. Though I have allowed your nation to be stricken,
it was to bring your nation back to Me. I am a God of both judgment
and mercy. I am a mighty King. Remember this, and fear and reverence
Isaiah 58:12 ~~ "And they that shall be of thee shall build the old
waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many
generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach,
The restorer of paths to dwell in."
Micah 7:4(b), 7-9, 18-19 ~~ "<4b> …the day of thy watchmen and thy
visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity. <7>Therefore I will
look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation:my God
will hear me. <8> Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall,
I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto
me.<9> I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because I have sinned
against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he
will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his
righteousness. <18>Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth
iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his
heritage? He retaineth not his anger forever, because he delighteth
in mercy. <19> He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us;
he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into
the depths of the sea."
~~ Hollie L. Moody