Hooks & Claws

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In the middle of the night I was awakened and when I couldn’t return to sleep, I realized there was someone I needed to pray for. Immediately the L-rd showed me who but each time I tried to pray for these specific prodigal children of dear friends, I was distracted and my mind wandered to other subjects. So I reprimanded myself for losing focus but after this happened several times, I realized I was being shown the way their minds work.

Being distracted is one of the most dangerous situations that any of us can find ourselves in, especially during this season as we’re being lulled back to sleep with some semblance of normalcy returning to our lives.  This is one of the most common and highly favored tactics of the enemy. It’s so effective that when we are in this state of beguilement, we can’t find the gateway to the narrow path, because the broad path becomes so entertaining and provides so many fascinating interludes to dance with.

Then I saw the hooks and claws that were latched on to these prodigals. Initially they were quite small, even unnoticeable. But they grew in size and number as the confusion increased, becoming like appendages on their bodies. And soon the trap door was effectively closed and locked.

What can be done for these poor souls, I asked in a near panic!

And then I saw my Father who sits on His throne, calmly waiting for His prodigals to experience the fullness of their own follies, lusts and distractions. He never lost focus nor patience, but calmly waited with an outstretched, loving hand. And I learned so much from just watching Him wait.

Suddenly a line up of criminals was presented and I quickly recognized them as members of the WEF. Each one was marked, sealed with a stamp of condemnation, but from their bellies a transparent sack was thrown on the floor. In each sack was the embryo of a child. Most were trampled upon but five were rescued and redeemed, becoming thorns in the side of the WEF members, whose hooks and claws protruded hideously from their distorted bodies. The level of extreme poverty of soul emanating from these people who live in strong towers made the people I saw living in cardboard shacks in downtown Los Angeles look good!

And I heard this is the end game of the hooks and claws.

חָח Hook

2 Kings 19:28 and

Isaiah 37:29 – “Because of your raging against Me, and because your complacency has come up to My ears, I will put My hook in your nose, and My bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came.”

Then I saw that the Ezekiel 38:4 hooks have been fully prepared for all the contingents that have been summoned and assembled. They’ve already entered the land that was restored, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel.

The hooks and claws have gathered our enemies to come upon us like a storm, like a cloud covering the land through thoughts that came into their minds. They’ve already devised evil plans and have entered the thoroughly distracted Land, capturing spoils and seizing plunder from the center of the world.

Yet there is a story of redemption and hope that is patiently waiting to be fully revealed and received…

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Carolyn Margolin-Hyde was raised in an Orthodox Jewish synagogue near Chicago. She graduated from University of Illinois and as an RN she practiced nursing for many years. After making Aliyah Carolyn served as worship leader at K’tsir Asher, The Harvest of Asher Congregation, in Akko, and then led worship at Kehilat Poriya, a congregation near Tiberius. She has written and recorded many worship songs in English and Hebrew and her worship CD’s include “Just Like Joseph” and “The Latter Rain”- contemporary worship CDs; “Deep Calls to Deep” – a soaking CD; and “Fine Linen” – worship with a touch of the blues.