In April 2019, whilst praying regarding Britain, The LORD gave me some statements and then a picture.
‘The key is, that He — is risen,” so “Lift up, to overthrow that, which seeks to overthrow.”
It became a command as well as a demand as He added, “…to separate the United Kingdom to His Self,” “Like you (Lord) separated Israel from Egypt for yourself” and then to “separate for Him, against him.”
The “him” with the small “h” are those collective in opposition to God’s purpose and will regarding the United Kingdom and Brexit. Including “him” the spiritual force(s) in operation through men.
Then, I saw a number of men standing on a ‘narrowish’ carpet, almost in line behind one another, in ones or twos. There were about 20 of them, but there could have been more. They were standing facing east and they seemed to be worshiping.
I knew immediately that this scenario was connected to the current political struggle within our nation, which included Brexit.
With help, I discovered that their facing east was a very important detail. It is connected to Ezekiel 8:16,
“And He bringeth me in unto the inner court of the house of Jehovah, and lo, at the opening of the temple of Jehovah, between the porch and the altar, about twenty-five men, their BACKS toward the temple of Jehovah, and their faces eastward, and they are bowing themselves eastward to the sun.”
I understood most of these men represented the EU [European Union], and that a small portion of this group were from our nation, Great Britain.
Through Israel, The LORD God gave to man His calendar for worship, which is based upon the lunar cycle. But through the Church, man introduced a different calendar, a solar calendar, which is pagan in origin, focused on the sun.
By facing the sun, in order to worship it, these men had turned their back on the true worship of the True Son, and they were now looking towards Baal, the god whose presence and power underpins their political system.
It is this system, with its structures empowered by its false gods, which now controls the lives and purposes of its peoples.
I then heard The LORD say, “I will pull the rug out from underneath them”
Suddenly, seemingly without any delay, I saw Him place His own hands at two corner ends of the rug/carpet and, with a pronounced jerk, He pulled out this rug from under the feet of these men.
This caused the rug to disappear and each and every one of them landed flat on their backs, in a heap, as their legs gave way beneath them. They were left shocked and dazed by the suddenness of what had just happened!
The LORD’s activity was also now exposing, not just the positioning of these men, but also what was now visible ON the floor, which the rug had previously covered, and on which they had previously stood.
God’s desire for this nation and for Europe is to remove us from the EU, it’s false worship system, and the false gods which lie behind it, turning us back to the worship of himself, the only True God.
Jesus, speaking of His Father said:
“This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3)
Therefore, this present struggle with the EU is not merely geographic or geopolitical; it is also the struggle between the Church, the body of Christ, and the spiritual powers of this Age.
To confirm and emphasise the above truths, He drew my attention to the conflict between Israel and Egypt, and the flight through the Red Sea (also known as the Sea of Reeds, or the “sea of weaknesses”). He specifically focused on the confrontation that he engineered at Baal Zephon (Exodus 14:2).
Whilst Israel is fleeing from Egypt’s forces, The LORD tells Israel to do an unusual and unexpected thing. Instead of leading them away to apparent safety, he INTENTIONALLY tells them to head back towards the Egyptians and SEEMINGLY towards danger.
He instructs them to camp opposite Baal Zephon, by the sea. This would mean Baal Zephon would now overshadow their path en-route to safety on the other side. But God had organised and planned all this, in advance.
When Pharaoh saw Israel turn back, his immediate thought was that Israel had now ‘trapped themselves’. However, there was also a second thought in his mind, which concerned his trust in Baal Zephon.
We need to understand that Baal Zephon was now the only recognised god of Egypt that had not been defeated by the 10 plagues. All the other gods had been destroyed, together with their temple sites and their idols.
Baal Zephon was considered the strongest amongst the echelon of Egypt’s gods, even before the 10 plagues. He was known as The LORD of the North, the storm god, The LORD of the sea and of tornadoes.
Therefore, Pharaoh was not afraid to lead his army into the sea, trusting in Baal Zephon’s protection because this god had not been defeated.
Pharaoh thought he held the ‘trump card’ and that Israel would be powerless against him. So with a high hand Pharaoh lead his armies into the sea in pursuit of Israel. Thus, despite all the plagues, Egypt’s greatest god would be glorified.
Baal means ‘owner’, hence Baal means ‘lord’. But zephon, when used in its feminine sense, as a verb, means to ‘lay out’, to overlay or to cover — as with a carpet.
To overlay, to cover as with a carpet….. All this began with a picture of men standing on a carpet, worshiping whilst facing east — and the words — “I will pull the rug (the carpet) out from underneath them.”
I believe God is saying I have not just targeted those who serve Baal, I have targeted the god that is considered the most strong amongst them, the god they put their trust in. David and Goliath springs to mind.
Though Pharaoh’s gods sought to pull the rug out from underneath “Little Israel”, The LORD engineered a very public defeat of those gods.
In the same way, the gods that lie behind the EU are now seeking to crush the “little UK.” But what is coming is the very public defeat of Baal, the EU’s self-proclaimed king.
He will have the rug pulled out from underneath him, together with all who serve him — and this so reminds me of Haman’s very sudden fate.
Whilst finishing this, I sense Father God is saying, “Though Baal Zephon may be the strongest, the best they have to offer. I, I have kept the best ’til last.”
By engineering this ‘suddenly’, whilst protecting “little Israel” in her great vulnerability, our LORD God enticed Pharaoh and his “masters” into their decisive defeat.
Thus The LORD demonstrates his great love, his power and wisdom, and his strength and might. He thereby shows his supremacy, not only amongst men and the nations, but to the rulers and powers of this dark age.
He is sending this victory to encourage us, His people. But also to our nation, and to the nations and peoples of Europe, He sends his powerful message that they can be set free.
They too can be delivered and come to know the Saviour, and no longer be enslaved, nor numbered amongst the lost.
Be it so, Father God, unto them and unto us. But also unto you, Our Father, may glory come to your great name, through our Lord Jesus, Amen! (Ephesians 3:9-10)
~ David Hood (June 11, 2019)
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.