Priscilla Van Sutphin
There was a story on the news the other night about beetles destroying palm trees in Tijuana Mexico and the scientists here are concerned it will cross the border and affect all of southern California. That same afternoon in the pool I saw this green beetle by the pool. Looked like a June bug. Beetles burrow through things to eat, burrowing through wood would kill the tree and make it fruitless. Palm Trees are symbols of VICTORY.
Speaking about the judgments on Egypt:
Ps 105:31 AMP He spoke, and there came swarms of beetles and flies and mosquitoes and lice in all their borders. [Ex 8:17,24.]
Waiting for the still small voice later I heard...
"Shall I ignore the blatant hatred for My Word? Shall I ignore the murder and witchcraft consuming the land and the locust consuming my church? Will I do nothing as the pagans think? Am I powerless as so much of the church and My people Israel have made me, just like the pagans? Am I aloof to the needs of the children I have given birth to? Yes it is I who saved you, not your own works lest any man should boast!
There is SO much distraction the enemy has brought into your lives My people, that just like the beetle, have eaten away at your internal life with Me, that fruitfulness has waned in the body. Busyness has consumed intimacy with Me, and yet people in My church BOAST that it's all about relationship with Me, yet their time with Me is barren. Oppression, I know has arisen for a long time now, and now many feel caught in a trap of bondage, but you were not born for slavery to man. You were born for intimacy with Me, as in the garden of Eden. I came to destroy the curse to reestablish intimacy with My own. Some of you don't even know how to be intimate with Me, because it was never demonstrated to you in your families. Many are like wandering ships afloat on the sea of humanity, alone and feel isolated even if participating in a large church community. Misunderstood, and not used, not regarded, underestimated by most.
But I AM NOT LIKE THOSE WHO HAVE MISTREATED OR MISUNDERSTOOD YOU. I KNOW ALL THINGS. I know your heart and everything about your life. I understand you and I will use you despite all the underestimation of others. I don't look at the outside appearance of men or women and only use the lovely. I go by your heart. I look at the real FRUIT in your lives. Those consumed by the beetles will be dealt with so that they may repent. Those who overcome pain and bitterness will not be cast aside, and even some who are still hurting and bound will be brought to freedom and used mightily before the prideful! For my concern is for character; for how I am represented in the earth as My ambassadors!
The beetles in people's lives will be destroyed by ME as I come to make the mountains low, and lift up the valleys. I am not a man that I should lie, nor a son of man, that I should change My mind. The first will be last, and the last will be first. There are people in EVERY culture, EVERY race who have suffered through many things for My name's sake, for the call that is on their lives.
Is 40:4 AMP
Every valley shall be lifted and filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked and uneven shall be made straight and level, and the rough places a plain.
Luke 3:5 AMP Every valley and ravine shall be filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be leveled; and the crooked places shall be made straight, and the rough roads shall be made smooth;
I will see to it, that every chain will be broken off of those who love ME that you will be an effective WITNESS for Me in this hour. For I want YOUR VICTORY even more than you want it. Many have gotten to the end of themselves, where they just don't care about fame or making a name for themselves, anymore.
This is My doing, for I LIFT UP THE HUMBLE. Every prideful and arrogant thing will be brought low. Watch, as I perform My mighty works!!! All is at hand."
I felt also from the Lord another application since it was Mexico that has been effected, that the beetle, represents the Islamic infiltration there has muddied what faith is still in the people there, and moving north would represent their infiltration through the border here. I had that impression shortly after, on the next day after seeing the story. We KNOW that many came through when the borders opened which was of course the purpose despite all the arguments. It wasn't only poor Mexicans and South Americans who came through.
[ Egyptians worshiped the Scarab beetle as a god.