In an October Prophetic Conference in the Northeast England, during one session, a speaker was sharing … when suddenly, another speaker interjected and said, “The Camels are coming! The Camels are coming!”
Immediately I knew it to be true … for a number of reasons.
I had been researching the birth of Christ … some, not all, thought it to occur very early in October
This coincided with the idea of The Wise Men visiting Jesus bearing gifts … in reality they were powerful Magi who often traveled with a very large military escort, a mini army, as they acted as envoys and were important and powerful people.
In reality also, God was visiting us, bearing to us, His Gift of Love, Jesus Christ!
So the Camels came into view as part of this entourage … as those bearing gifts (and came also, with an expectation ) … Matthew 2:2 …
“Where is he who was born king of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and we came to bow to him.”
Are we not looking with expectation and awe … as to His exultant manifestation amongst His Church and in the earth in our now.
The LORD seems to me to be saying…. “expect to FIND ME, after all don’t those who seek Me, find Me!”
Though they were no longer just other people’s words … The Holy Spirit had (and is) made it real and alive and highly expectant within me … from that moment I started asking about this… He had made me expectant … of the Camels not just coming, but arriving!
I look and see and sense in my Spirit, the beginning of October to the end of March is about 6 months. At 6 months old, John the Baptist leapt in Elizabeth’s womb, at the announcement by Mary of the expectancy of Jesus’ birth.
To me, “The Camels are coming! The Camels are coming!” are an announcement — a precursor — at the 6-month stage of the birth cycle, concerning what is the hope (certainty) of what is about to come — the arrival of the Camels at the end of the birth cycle.
It is not a date, but an indication that the cycle is to be completed, hence the provision is already on its way for that time, that the wise Magi carry, for the life of the the one that was birthed.
The arrival of The Camels is connected to the birth of the Son — and the subsequent honouring by the Magi — coming, bearing gifts.
It’s also consistent with the expectation of The LORD and His Purposes regarding The Church — His Bride!
The following came from further consideration.
One, in scripture, means unique
There is no (other) God like Him … not even close.
For, God is Spirit and God is Love.
Love … is/ was the focal point of the Conference and of the Conference Theme.
God is Love!
There are nine (9) Gifts of The Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:7-11)
BUT … without Love, they are as a noisy sounding gong.
Love Is the necessary requirement, component … and The Camels are bringing the deposit of Love … that will make everything else work well … as it should do.
Then I came across this, link directly below (See: 9 Prophecy Notes – Camels)
I’ve included below other of my thoughts alongside the source author, Stevie J’s.
“When Abraham sent his servant, Eliezer, to find a suitable bride for his son, he sent along a small caravan of camels. There were ten, to be exact (Genesis 24:10). These were laden with gifts for the bride-to-be, Rebekah.”
Eliezer means … my God is help … and is a representation of the Holy Spirit
They were Gifts for The Bride to be,
sent by a Father (Abraham)
to bear gifts for his Sons, bride to be. (His Church) Rebecca…
Means — to join/ tie …. I hear … “A love knot.”
I sense … the coming of the Gentiles, is the last gathered in group, that is coming to the church … is to become .. into …part of His Bride … The Gentile Converts are part of Gods prize, bounty, treasure.
But The Bride present and the newly integrated Bride, both needs His Gifts … so the bounty of His Gifts is being prepared is being brought so she … the incoming Bride … can readily, be bedecked and bejeweled.
But both the bride that is and, the bride to Be … to become … needs both the gift of love and the nine (9) Gifts to bring into the being, the very best that The Bride has (operates in).
Love is being brought and manifest (amongst one another) … they shall know, see me, for they will see that they love one another. God will make love manifest to the world.
But it’s love that makes it all tick.
As Stevie J writes…
“Eliezer is a picture of the Holy Spirit. It’s the Holy Spirit that wins the bride for the Father. It’s The Holy Spirit that is the comforter (the meaning of Eliezer). I suggest to you that Eliezer rode on the first camel, leaving nine camels bearing gifts. Yes, that’s right… If you get The Holy Spirit, you receive gifts.”
Hence Ten (10) Camels …. also ten (10) is the number of Completion.
Love has 14 components* … (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) and maybe it’s not a coincidence, but rather part of God’s demonstrated order and pattern.
If you ADD 9 gifts to 5 callings, the 5 fold … you get a total of 14*… and seeing gifts are operated by Faith … you have Galatians 5:6,
“for in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith through love working.”
9 Camels + 1 Holy Spirit = 10
9 Fruits also, which the Spirit (+1) grows, works, produces = 10 = Completeness
Take Galatians 5:22-23
Galatians 5:6 — Neither (first) circumcision… the Jew, nor the (second) (and the last) uncircumcised… the Gentile.
Folk in the Conference were talking about the oil dripping down, down the beard, into the skirts … The LORD said, this dripping down, is the GRAVITY of LOVE…
Gravity holds everything in place
“An invisible force that pulls objects toward each other…
…. It governs the motion of planets around the Sun, holds galaxies together and determines the structure of the universe itself “
5 Apr 2016 — Symmetry Magazine
His Church, is centred, focused, positioned around The Son and the whole of creation awaits the glorious manifestation of the sons of God
Love births sons, love births daughters.
I hear, “God is coming with the Greater Love”
For Greater love hath no man than this
Hear and grasp this … “God is coming with the GREATER LOVE”
“Verily, verily, I say to you, he who is believing in me, the works that I do — that one also shall do, and greater than these he shall do, because I go on to my Father.” John 14:12
“Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
“The glory of the latter house will be greater than the glory of the former.” Haggai 2:9
God bless you.
3187 meizón: elder, greater, more — Comparative of 3173 … megas
Thayer 3187 … at the beginning … the source
In Hebrew … before the dateless past
It’s the Son Himself … more, in that it’s the very love of the Son Himself. His very essence, the very substance that is the love of God itself.
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments.” Psalm 133:1-2
I hear “Abide in Me and I will abide in thee and the Heaven that is Me, will come down to thee.”
As I write these last paragraphs of the gravity of God’s Love …I was reminded of the following …
I see a snorkeling diver, looking down, face down into the deep depths of a great body of water. … in the water, like a scuba diver. But there is no oxygen tank and looking down into the depths of the waters, the waters that is Love … momentarily hanging there somewhat suspended …
One realises, there is no end to the depths of those waters. There is no known breadth to the depths of those waters, no discernible height, an absence in length to those waters, no borders to measure, no volume to contain.
Those waters are Him, there is no end of Him. Yet with no oxygen tank, only the snorkeling-mask on and the breath that’s within lungs, the call is to … swim down into the depths that is past, beyond oneself, into the vastness, the deeper down into He.
That brings a song back to me: “Here is Love, Vast as the Ocean“
Lyrics included in the link above
I hear again, so as to emphasise — “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in Me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I AM going to the Father.
And I will do whatever you ask in My Name, so that The Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask Me for anything in My Name, and I will do it.”
I sense also that just as God The Father sent us the Gift of His Son, and Father Abraham sent gifts for his son, I feel He sends us — is sending you also — as a gift to The Nations, and as an heir to the promise.
But, also equipping us not just with gifts, but also with the deposit, gift and unction of Greater Love — for the deeds of these days ahead.
*Number 14 – A multiple of 7, 14 partakes of its importance and, being double that number, implies a double measure of spiritual perfection. Two with which it is combined (2×7) may, however, bring its own significance into its meaning, as it does in Matthew 1, where the genealogy of Jesus Christ is divided up and given in sets of 14 (2×7) generations, two being associated with incarnation.
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9
*(see details:at ©biblestudy.org)
~ 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.