Earlier in 2006, I wrote and repeat here, that just as China, dug a great physical ditch in nature’s gorge, to accommodate the working of the great Dam. so to, in contrast, The LORD God has built, is excavating, His own spiritual ditch, but to fill with the flow of many, many souls.
In March 2020 when led again to revisit this, I saw this ditch afresh, in The Spirit.
The ditch was very, very long, so long, I could not determine it’s ‘true length’. But, it was wide enough and constructed in such a way, so as to take the full body lengths of 3 bodies, laid toe to head, toe to head etc. With the head, pointing to the right.
This formed the width of the ditch. All the bodies were dead, they were grey faced corpses, laying face down, along the full length of the ditch. All, were clad, head to toe, completely in grey
The number 3 in Chinese [三] means, in its positive sense, ‘to live’ or ‘life’. But also, the number 3 in Chinese, ‘sounds like’ a word, that means in the opposite negative sense, ‘to split, separate’, ‘to part ways’ or ‘to break up with’.
I feel The LORD God is about to give life to dead souls, that will separate them from death unto life, parting the darkness from the light.
The bodies laid face down in the ground, were laid face to back, face to back, stacked on top of one another.
Without any intentional separation between, which is unusual, as usually, Chinese culture separates the dead by placing singly, in coffins. What I was shown, in fact, is more typical of times of war or times of plague.
When the sheer numbers of dead are unable to be buried in the normal way.
Grey in Chinese, is symbolic of, humbleness and unassumingness and relates historically to China’s ancient times.
When also, ordinary people wore grey clothes and had predominantly grey coloured houses. Today, grey in Chinese can be used to describe something dark, tarnished or represent gloomy weather and emotions
I now hear, “I will make the ordinary great and the great to be ordinary.”
To lay face down, is also to prostrate oneself, to humble. To prostrate, is defined as, to reduce to submission, helplessness or exhaustion.
I feel The LORD is saying, He will ‘humble‘ China and she will be ‘helpless‘ in her attempts to prevent His new life, His new birth, coming to its peoples.
Nor in fact to the whole of the earth, despite China’s global desires for herself. He will ‘exhaust’ her efforts and attempts, to stop what He, The LORD God has ordained.
I sense also, the more the effort is exerted to decrease and prevent God’s coming great abundance in salvation, the more His increase will be. The greater the means exercised to divide, the more it is that He will multiply.
The more the attempts to separate, the more that it will unite a people and a nation to each other and to Him.
Also, in Chinese culture, to lay a corpse face down, is symbolic in that, this position demonstrates a deliberate attempt to stop rebirth.
There will indeed be much opposition in both the natural and in the spiritual. But I hear, “They will not succeed, they cannot stop what I have ordained. For I AM the resurrection and I AM the life,” being separated to live unto Him.
His voice added, as His reminder of scripture, “They will not all sleep,” (1 Corinthians 15:51). Emphasising His decision, determination and zeal, in the application of His will and might, to bring all this about.
Demonstrating also The LORD’s dominion, supremacy and sovereignty. Not just over all life, but also over death. He will not allow man to determine who lives and who dies.
I look again at the corpses of people, laid face down in the great ditch and sense, “She (China) will not save face.”
Which is both a statement and an outcome. But in lowliness and humility many will be separated from darkness to light, from death unto life.
I get a sense also, that He will return to the Chinese people, a sense of their lost dignity, in spite of the ‘control’ operating through China’s ‘systems’.
That generally downplays, lessens and suppresses the culture of the individual. Through this, He is also challenging China’s concept of “truth”, who’s culture and emphasis is less on telling objective truth, but more on what the situation and relationships call for.
The grey corpses, within the whole length of the ditch, were all dressed in the same grey garb. Typically of a loose, collarless shirt top and matching loose bottoms, that resembled a traditional “Tang suit”.
The front seam of the shirt top has small knotted buttons, called “frog” buttons. That can both secure across the chest and down the front seam.
The corpses however, were not just laid toe to head x3, forming the width. But they were many layers deep as well, face down in the earth, composing the depth.
I had the sense for some reason, that they were predominantly male. Though females and males both dress in this same loose clothing.
Grey represents a half light, that is neither in light, nor neither in dark. Grey represents something of China’s ancient ways.
But The LORD God, the Ancient of Days is to “make known now, to the principalities and the authorities in both the earthly and the heavenly [places], through the assembly, the manifold wisdom of God — that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you (China‘s body in Christ) may be filled up to all the fullness of God,” (Ephesians 3).
China’s own ditch, are of “natural workings” and reflect the dimensions of the grave and the work and hand of the flesh of man.
Whereas The LORD’s construction, demonstrates the dimensions of His life, and the depth of His love and the workings of grace. Revealing, that the wisdom at Calvary, that couldn’t be stopped back then, can’t be and won’t be, stopped here now.
China’s traditional notion of grey speaks of “ordinariness” and of being tarnished, being bleak and of being unassuming … But I sense in this symbolism, that for His people, His own in China.
He is producing, delivering and giving birth to a people who are not tarnished but are to be without spot or blemish. Whose hope is not bleak, for theirs is the hope of His calling. That there will be nothing drab nor ordinary, nothing false and that nothing that is created of Him, will be unassuming or hidden in any way at all.
I repeat what He said earlier. “I will make the ordinary great and the great to be ordinary.”
But rather than the ordinary, there is coming a mighty flood unto salvation, that will also cause “a great washing” that is to create a breaking away, a departing and a separating.
From both the “ancient China of old” and the regimes “vision of their new”. As I continued to ponder, I saw a flash of China’s red flag with its accompanying 5 golden stars.
Immediately it came, “My red tide is coming and the stars of heaven will fall,” and, “The revered and honoured names (the names of their deities) shall mean nothing.”
God is not just the God of the old, but rather the God of the new. Isaiah 43:18-19 YLT
“Remember not former things, and ancient things consider not. Lo, I am doing a new thing, now it springs up, Do ye not know it? Yea, I put in a wilderness a way, In a desolate place — floods,” (emphasis added).
For He will cover them, both the lands and it’s people, with the depths of the living waters of His Glory.
For He is to do His work, in which there is no suppression, but rather the divine release and expression, of the purposes and mind of the Ancient of Days. Causing His own to rise high from the mere confines of the earth.
For I could see ‘as it were’ His people ‘raised up’, raised up and high, both upon and above China’s lands. As if on platforms within columns of cloud, as human skyscrapers, rising high, high, springing up from the earth. Habitations, the abodes of the Most High seated besides Him.
I heard, “They are above and not below; the head and not the tail; the consumer and not the consumed, not chasing her tail,” and “She will see the land, herself not being overlooked, but being overseers of her lands. As I was with Israel of old, so will you be with China of new.”
His presence, guiding, instructing, leading and protecting.
Sketch of bodies in trench:
~ David Hood
David Hood, is from Stanley, County Durham, England and was born-again 30 years ago. He began a more serious prophetic insight in the 90’s.