THE MYSTERY OF THE DOVE THAT LEFT NOAH’S ARK
By: Moses Lushiku Of Dominican Republic Congo 39
Beloved, when Noah wanted to know whether the Flood has subsided, he opened the window and sent a dove out. The dove left and came with a leaf of the olive tree on its beak. The dove deposited the leaf in the Ark. And in the second reprise, Noah sent the dove, and the dove left without coming back.
Genesis 8:10 And he stayed yet other seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; 11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. 12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
In verse 10, And he stayed yet other seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark.
Noah set apart the dove for seven days. Seven days is the time taken to consecrate a priest as it is written in Leviticus 8:33 And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate you.
Noah sent forth the dove after seven days. This means that after consecration, the dove went forth as Noah’s messenger. And we learn a lesson. Only after consecration will the dove bring us the leaf of an olive tree. And ‘the olive tree gives us oil. The oil also symbolizes consecration. Messengers who are deeply consecrated to the Lord are like the dove who brings back the olive leaf. Consecrated messengers bring back consecrated messages.
The olive tree produces olive oil, which is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Consecrated ministers will flow with the oil of the Holy Spirit and deliver the true Word of God from Heaven. They bring the oil of revelation. They release the balm of healing. They speak forth the oracles of God. The Holy Spirit moves them to pronounce prophecies as it is written in 2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
The dove left the leaf of the olive tree in the Ark. The Ark symbolizes the Church of the Called Out Ones. The Ark comprises of those in covenant with the Lord. This means only the consecrated messenger represented by the dove can bring home a consecrated message represented by the olive leaf to the Ark the Church of God. Consecrated and sanctified messengers bring consecrated messages of Rhema and Revelation to the Church of God. They bring forth truth and light from the Scriptures. They are like the deep calling on the deep. They are consecrated to the Spirit of Truth that leads them to all truth. They pluck fruits from the Tree of Life.
The reverse is also true. Unconsecrated messengers and ministers bring unconsecrated messages. Their messages are not soaked with oil of the Holy Spirit and do not edify, nor bless nor heal the people’s wounds or bring them under conviction of sin and godly sorrow. Unconsecrated messengers preach the letter of the Word that kills instead of the Spirit that gives life. (2 Corinthians 3:6 who also has made us able ministers of the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit makes alive.) Unconsecrated ministers preach death-dealing messages to the congregation and perform dead works in the midst of a dead church.
In verse 12, Noah sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more. The dove flew away. How will we retrieve him? The dove will return as the Dove when Jesus shows up at the scene.
THE DOVE THAT MOVED FROM NOAH TO CHRIST
Jesus begins His mission. What is the mission of Jesus? A dove came down on His baptism. Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist and, “Behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on Him; and behold, a voice from Heaven said, ‘This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased'” (Matthew 3:16–17).
The dove landed on Jesus. Jesus had the mission to retrieve, to recover the dove. That’s the mission of Jesus: to retrieve that dove that came out of the Ark and went away. The dove has to come back.
And let’s not forget, the Bible tells us that Gethsemane was the place that Jesus and His disciples visited often to rest, to pray, to sleep. This allowed Judas to find Him on the night of His arrest. The name Gethsemane (Hebrew gat shemanim, “oil press”) means that the garden was a grove of olive trees in which was located an oil press. That’s where the Lord used to spend whole nights in prayer. That is where the olive had to be pressed to exude the oil.
Since the Dove descended on Jesus when He was baptized, the Dove will go with Jesus to pluck the olive leaf of prophetic revelation and messages to bring to the Ark the Church. Jesus has become the prophetic voice of the Dove. Jesus says to the Dove, the messenger, “I have just recovered You. Come let Us go to the olive trees that You may return to the Ark with Your olive leaf of messages. Your message is the olive tree, Your message is the oil.”
Take note, Church of God! The Dove, the Holy Spirit is waiting for you to go with Him to gather leaves of revelation from the olive trees. Those olive trees are in your personal Gethsemane where like Jesus, you will spend whole nights in prayer. The message must not stop.
You know, although Moses performed great miracles, the dove was still missing. Here is the difficulty, the miracles of Moses were acts and deeds related to the physical world, to material objects, to prodigies of nature. Moses’ rod turned into a serpent (Exodus 4:2-3), Moses’ hand turned leprous and healed of leprosy (Exodus 4:6-7), the ten plagues (Exodus 7-12), Moses made a path through the Red Sea (Ex 14:21-22), healing the waters of Marah (Exodus 15:23-26), bread from Heaven (Exodus 16:4-35; Numbers 11), quails to eat (Exodus 16:8-13), water from the rock (Exodus 17:1-7), the earth swallowed the rebels (Numbers 16:28-33).
The miracles of Moses were miracles pertaining to the outward man but the inward man was still unchanged. That is why even though Moses performed the great miracle of parting the Red Sea, the Israelites soon turned to the idol worship of the golden calf because their hearts were not changed. Their hearts were not changed because the dove was missing in Moses’ ministry. Without the dove, Moses could not perform miracles pertaining to the inward man, to the regeneration, to the inner transformation of man and for this, the dove is needed.
With great power, Moses led the Israelites out of physical bondage and slavery in Egypt, but Jesus had the Dove, and with even greater power, He led God’s elect out of spiritual bondage and slavery to sin.
When Jesus Christ came, He recovered the Dove, the messenger of the olive oil. Jesus goes up to Gethsemane, the grove of olive trees where the Dove finds His rest. The olive trees and the Dove are synonymous.
Earlier in Genesis 8:8-9, Noah had sent out the dove which came back because she found no rest for her feet. In verse 11, the dove came back with an olive leaf in its beak. In verse 12, the dove flew away for good. Why did the dove fly away and not return? Because she found rest for her feet. Where did she find rest? She found a grove of olive trees to rest there. Why is she resting there? She is waiting for Jesus to come there and claim her. And after Jesus found the Dove, He would exclaim Song of Songs 1:15 Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful; you have doves’ eyes.
Many ministers still have the Moses’ ministry without the Dove. They are busy setting up props that pertain to the outward man and entertain the carnal man.
I want to open a parenthesis. I, your servant in Christ, once entered the world of Satan. I take this opportunity to answer a beloved who wrote to me on the Internet in our email box to ask the question, “When you fell into the world of Satan, was it in the body or in spirit?” It was in spirit because it was in a rapture that I fell. The Lord assigned me to the mission of His Archangel Michael. He transported me and I found myself in a meeting hall where Satan was speaking for 4 months. I heard Satan’s strategies to his demons to corrupt the Church and send her members to perdition.
He asked me a question, “How did your death happen?”
I didn’t know I was going to die. I was told, “Go to the office.”
When I went into the office, three angels appeared and warned me, “Don’t be afraid. God is going to let you die.”
You can’t stop God from putting you to death. I knew that my spirit was snatched away to the meeting hall of Satan while my lifeless body was in the office. I wasn’t sick. I wasn’t killed in an accident. It was an act of prior arrangement between my witness Evangelist Joseph, my Lord, and me.
They told me, “Lie down.”
I laid down, and that’s when the angels took me to the meeting hall of Satan. This happened several times over the course of four months. And when I fell, I was inert, I didn’t recognize myself anymore.
Beloved, I listened to the devil because I was the only human being participating in this meeting hall without yet belonging to the Satanic world.
Beloved, I listened to the devil say, “We are going to fight the Church. How?”
He said, “We are going to replace the true doctrine with shows, with prophecies, with restlessness, with miracles, so people will like these things instead of the teaching of the true Word. And these things will replace the Word as their law.”
Beware! The law is under the domain of the king. Rejecting the law is rejecting the king!
You see, Satan said, “Now in their own law it is written in Psalms 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
Satan said, “We are going to replace their law with props.”
What is a prop? Props are any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie. Movie producers may set up a prop that looks like a make-believe mansion but is not a real mansion. So Satan puts up props to make Christians feel like they are in a church but they are not in a real church but in a false, make-believe church.
These props are healings and miracles without preaching repentance of sin and accepting the Lordship of Jesus. Jesus said in Luke 10:9, Heal the sick, and tell them, ‘The Kingdom of God is near you now.’ They heal the sick but do not teach them to be disciples in the Kingdom.
The props are the ministers and choir members in impressive robes having forms of godliness without real holiness and sanctity. 2 Timothy 3:5, They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!
The props are the preaching of the feel-good, motivational sermons of the success gospel, the prosperity gospel, the hyper-grace gospel, the OSAS (Once saved, always saved) gospel pertaining to the self: building oneself up in health, wealth, status in society etc but not preaching on the things pertaining to God: the holiness and justice of God, the first love for God, the fear of God, etc.
Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of Hell than yourselves.
The props are the use of oils blessed by some mega pastors and prophets, holy water, bracelets, pictures, statues, prayer cloths, prayer beads, relics, incense, pilgrimages, saints, grave soaking, etc that are merchandised and places their faith in material things instead of having faith and simple devotion to Jesus. 2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy. For I have espoused you to one Man, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
The props are the false appearances of departed saints, apparitions, false visions with false revelations, calling on the 9 choirs of angels who are actually Satan’s fallen angels masquerading as angels of light, false revelations that exalt a person as the Chosen One, the Elijah that is to come, the Voice that cries at Midnight, the Seven Thunders Prophet, etc, false prophecies uttered by prophets who do not apologize when their prophecies fail, signs and wonders, healings and miracles worked with the help of demons and marine spirits by ministers and workers of iniquity (who are in fornication, adultery, LGBT relationships, married to marine spirits, thievery, opulence, witchcraft and occultism, etc). Matthew 7:22-23 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.
The props are the teachings, sermons, books, articles by Christians, Pastors, Bible scholars, Sunday School teachers, Deacons and Elders who rely on their own intuition, quickness of mind, self-exalted cleverness, wisdom, and research, who basically are partaking of the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil wherein is lurking the Serpent waiting to inject into their minds some truths and deep revelations with a tinge of deadly venom and poison. Some of these people are channeling books written in Hell for the consumption of Christians on Earth. They do not have any fellowship with the Spirit of Truth that leads them to all truth. Some teachers who started well with true teachings of the Word have been overcome by the enemy and now are teaching portions of untruths masked as deep revelations coming from visions and visits to Heaven (as they are in sin, they are deceived by Satan into visiting a false Heaven populated by false angels and false saints, convincingly acted out by the troupe of angels of light.)
The props are the emergence of Gospel singers and bands and composers who release songs that focus on the individual, on his needs and wellbeing, on his breakthrough and prosperity, that do not mention the names of God instead of rendering true and heartfelt worship to the True and Living God. Such songs have been inspired by demons and are first composed in Hell before being released on Earth. Many Gospel singers go to the marine kingdom to sign pacts and covenants for the success of their Christian songs and albums so they can become rich. Such demonic-inspired songs are accompanied by false anointings, false fire, false goosebump feelings to make the congregation feel that they are in the presence of God when they are actually in a place where Satan has made his throne. Many godly Christians who have opened spiritual eyes have seen huge dragons, monsters, bats, snakes, etc hovering over many churches.
Satan continued, “Now the Word according to their law is a light. Thus, the church has rejected the light. When the church has rebuffed the true light from itself, in their own law, it is written that I, (there Satan speaks for himself) they call me a prince of darkness. Then as there is no Word In their churches to release the light, there will be darkness. So I will reign over the churches that have rejected the light of the Word and are sitting in darkness.”
And he says, “Logically, as a prince of darkness, I must rule any church that is in darkness as there is no Word in them.”
So, as a prophet of the Eternal God, I give the word, I give the warning to every preacher, to every minister, to every servant of God. And also to all the menservants of God and the maidservants of God who have just emerged. As we have the opportunity, go up to the pulpit to proclaim the Word of God to the people. Give the true Bread from Heaven to the hungry. Let us open the doors of our hearts to the Savior who wants to sup with us and we with Him. Let us enter into the presence of God to be taught the Word by the Lord Himself.
That is why whenever Moses comes down from the mountains, he comes down with the tablets of the law. Do you see it? So we as preachers and teachers of the Word ought to enter the presence of God and come down with a Rhema Word that the Lord wants to release to the congregation. We should not entertain the congregation with self-glorifying stories, jokes, drama. Some mega pastors love to talk about their jet planes and their latest cars with their latest engines and speed. Some even perform magic shows to preach the gospel but the congregation is contaminated with the devil’s spirit of deception. We come as simple shepherds and missionaries and we hear a message from God and we have to communicate that message to the people of God.
We need Jesus’ ministry with the Dove. We need to go to our personal Gethsemane, our personal olive oil press where like Jesus, we spend whole nights in prayer. We gather precious leaves of the olive tree and bring them back to the Church. Jesus recovers the message of sanctification and consecration to His ministers to work with the Dove that they should stop setting up empty props but start bringing back the real oil of the Word.
2 Timothy 4:2-3 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Mat 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.