A STORMY WIND Print E-mail


September 10, 2017

Pastor Carolyn Sissom


Twelve years ago on September 23, 2005, was the day a stormy wind (Rita) hit Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.  Katrina hit New Orleans on August 25, 2005.  Hurricane Harvey hit Texas August 23, 2017.  Irma hit Florida, September 10, 2017. 


This year our eyes are again focused on September 23rd.   On this date, the sun will be in the constellation Virgo (the virgin), along with the moon near Virgo’s feet.  Additionally, Jupiter will be in Virgo, while the planets Venus, Mars, and Mercury will be above and to the right of Virgo in the constellation Leo.  Many are prophesying this is a rare event (allegedly happening only once in 7,000 years).  This alignment of the stars and planets occur every year at this time except for the addition of Jupiter to the mix.  Jupiter takes nearly 12 years to orbit the sun, so this is the period with which Jupiter moves through the zodiacal constellations, spending about a year in each one.


Twelve years ago on September 23, 2005, Jupiter was again in Virgo with the appearance of being “in the womb.”  


 Many are seeing this as a fulfillment of Rev. 12: 1-2:


 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.  She being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.


Many are seeing this as a sign of the second coming of the Lord.  Others are looking to the manifestation of the Sons of God.


In Luke 21: 7-36, the disciples asked Jesus for the sign of when the temple would be destroyed.  He said (Vs.22)…These will be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled… (Vs. 25)There shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring.  Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.  Then shall they see the Son of man coming I a cloud with power and great glory.  When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near.


How did the disciples know to ask for a sign?  Gen. 1:14: God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.


Without God, the people have no one to direct them.  Only those with the seal of God on their foreheads (the mind of Christ) will be able to operate in Faith and not in Fear as the four winds blow on the earth and the sea.


Rev. 7:1-3:  After these things, I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.  I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God; and they cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.


Ps. 148:7-8: Praise the Lord from the earth, you dragons, and all deeps: fire, and hail; snow, and vapor; stormy wind fulfilling His word:


Many prophets are saying the storms are from God.  Others are saying, that cannot be, and the storms are from the prince of the power of the air.


Here the word of God says, the stormy wind fulfills His Word.   


I had a vision of the Sun Clothed Woman described by John in Revelation 12 in 1989.  The first time I preached this vision was in 1992/93.  September 1993 would have been 12 years before September 23, 2005.    




VISION:  I was in the Spirit under the anointing of the prophetic ecstasy.  I was raptured by the Spirit in to a vision.  I saw a silver trumpet blow from the clouds.  One of the functions of the trumpet is to prepare us for a vision, for a move of God, for a revelation or message.


I did not see the Sun Clothed Woman, but I saw a man child just born being lifted up by angels into Heaven.  Then I saw in the clouds a man in a black iron suit holding an iron scepter.


Then I saw a woman with wings carried into the earth, a flood of water gushed in on her.  She would have been destroyed except she was placed in a protective clear capsule.  It seemed to be a protective seal placed around her.  The woman was born up on wings. 


She was then removed to the desert.


The scene changed and I saw many angels releasing miles of blue ribbon from Heaven.

End of Vision given to Carolyn Sissom in 1989


As we interpret the metaphor of the woman, this is not an individual human being, but the celestial counterpart of an earthly community, the glorious church.  The fact that she wears a crown of twelve stars on her head marks her out to be not only spiritual Israel (the Church) but true Israel from which Jesus was born.  The twelve stars also represent the apostolic authority given to the apostles by Jesus.


As it is in the realm of the Spirit, it manifests in the natural.


Van Tanner:  “This is the Church from a spiritual perspective (in all her Glory); this is the way Christ created her, the sun, moon, and stars show the path of Glory obtained with her.” – (Pg.xviii)  The sun represents the greatest glory in whatever context it is used.  If it is the better resurrection, then it is the eagles; and if it is about the Corporate Body; then it is the Bride church.  If it is about carnality or worldliness, then it is about the dragon.  The sun as a heavenly body; can be His glorious body of people (the Bride) or the ‘natural light’ of this world.”


1 Cor. 15: 40-42: There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.  There is one glory of the sun, and  another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.  So also is the resurrection of the dead.  It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. 


Gen. 37:9…behold I have dreamed a dream more; and behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars bowed to me.”  The sun here represents Israel.


 The moon “is the second in the resurrection Glory of Christ, or the glory of the night.  Moon, when used with Christ represents the second stage of growth in which His Elect have overcome the lust of the night.  When used in conjunction with the glory of the world.  It represents the base lusts that guide our lives (immorality, sensuality, etc.)”(Van Tanner)


Joseph with his eleven brothers would be the 12 tribes of Israel.


John sees no discontinuity in the life of Israel and the redeemed community, or people of God, before and after the birth and exaltation of Messiah.  The faithful remnant of the Old Covenant was the nucleus of the New Covenant.


Revelation 12:2: and she being with child cried, travailing in birth and pained to be delivered.”


“The Elect came out of the traditional doctrines of man.  They began to hunger and thirst for more of Jesus.”  In the beginning, it seemed we were alone on the mountain, then we began to see that the Lord was bringing others along side of us.

The Third Day Church still struggles, but the duration of her labor is limited.  When the labor is over, then those, whether spiritual Israel or true Israel, will be reunited.  We can see David’s greater son delivering His people from the captivity of sin.  He will not only shepherd his flock, but will do so with the strength and majesty that comes from the Lord God Himself.   His greatness extends far beyond the boundaries that David’s kingdom knew and reaches to the ends of the earth.


Micah 5:3:  “Therefore will He give them up, until the time that she which travails has brought forth; then the remnant of the brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.”


The Elect begin to gather out of the traditional lifeless churches.”  This was the beginning of the birthing process for the “manifest sons of God.”(Van Tanner)   We had the Beyond the Bride Conference in 2006.  This was a celebration of the beginning of the time of the manifestation of the Sons of God.


Rev. 12:3:  “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.”


This is the metaphor of Leviathan.  He began as a snake in Genesis and is now the Great Red Dragon of the book of Revelation because he has been eating the dirt left behind by the Saints all of these years. (Job. 41: 1-34)


Job 31:34:  He beholds all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.


Rev. 12:4:  And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman, which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.


The dragon’s first purpose is to destroy the man-child.  The man-child in any generation represents the anointed one or the Elect of God.


 “Instead of attacking the church, Satan will use some of the leaders to try to destroy the Elect.  This is not new.  Satan tried the same tactic when he used Judas and the Pharisees to kill Jesus.  He knows the Man-child will crush his head; therefore he wants to devour them…To do this Satan goes all out to recruit Christians by enticing them into carnality.   They then become an enemy of God, hindering any spiritual move of revival.  ‘The carnal mind is an enemy of God.’  With many carnal Christians in the Church, the battle is on to devour the Man child… or destroy the anointing of the Elect.” (Van Tanner)


Satan uses the leaders of the last move of God to persecute the leaders of the next Move of God.  Because of this, I am careful to embrace saints and ministers from Denominations, Pentecostals, Charismatics, Faith Movement, Power Movement of Healing and Deliverance, etc.  This is not to say that they will always embrace me. (Smile)


Matt. 24: 10-12:  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another and many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.


I continually teach out church to not become offended.  We see many who have walked with us in years’ past now allowing their love of Christ to wax cold.


The tail that cast down the stars:  Isa.9:15-16:  The ancient and honorable, he is the head, and the prophet that teaches lies, he is the tail.  For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and they that are led of them are destroyed.


The tail (false prophets) signifies that Satan deceives the church with false doctrines packed with lots of feel-good preaching.  These false prophets will feed them with so much milk that they will not endure sound doctrine.  We know that since the earth is involved, the doctrine must play to the carnal desires of man.  Any doctrine that justifies carnality or worldliness or diminishes our need to know more of Jesus is a false doctrine.  If a doctrine does not demand a Christian to lay down his life, then it is suspect.  The teachings of Jesus are straight forward on this issue.


Carnality leads to worldliness, and worldliness will actually cause the Man-child to be born.  Those who desire more in their relationship with Christ will hear the call come out from her (Rev. 18:4)…thus the birth”. (Van Tanner)


Rev. 12:5:  And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 


The man child is, of course, the birth of Jesus, but it is also the birth of the Overcomers.  Eph. 4:13:  Till we come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.    Christ in us the Hope of Glory.  This is the revelation of Jesus Christ in each of us.   


Psalms 2:9:  You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”   This identifies the man in the iron suit with the Davidic Messiah. 


I believe this imagery not only represents the birth and ascension of Christ (the anointed one,) but inclusive of the remnant of the true Israel or the Overcoming, Triumphant Church of the First Born. 


I am not convinced this is a one time event.  Each time there is a move of God we experience a birthing of the anointing through God’s elect to bring forth the destiny of the Kingdom purposes of God for every generation.  Kelly Varner has a book, Moses, the Master and the Man Child.  Moses brought forth the Old Testament Covenant from the Lord.  Jesus Christ fulfilled the O.T. Covenant and birthed the Church or New Testament Covenant of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven.   The Man-Child Company is to bring forth the Glorious Bride, the Church Triumphant, New Jerusalem and the Glory of God. 


Many conclude that the 144,000 are Jews.  It is the writer’s opinion that the 144,000 are a metaphorical number representing the Elect.


Rev. 12:6: The woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared of God. That they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.


This is the persecution that will make or break us.  I am a better person because of the persecution I suffered.  I must have had a lot of pride for the Lord to choose me to break me.  However, one will never be a Prophet or an Apostle without persecution.


During the period of satanic wrath, the woman is safe. 


The Palestinian Church fled in A.D. 66 at the outbreak of the Jewish revolt.  She found a refuge in the wilderness territory of Pella beyond Jordan. (For 1260 days- 3/1/2 years)   The true Israel of whom Christ was born lives on in the Holy Spirit led church.


Rev. 12:7: There was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and he prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.


I believe Michael is one of the arch angels of God, who is the ruling angel over Israel.  However, since I am grafted on, I have all the blessings promised to Israel as well as the Church. (Smile)


Jesus’ ministry involved Satan’s over-throw.  Jn. 12:31: Now is the Prince of this world cast out of the world.  For his kingdom cannot stand against the in- breaking Kingdom of God.  


 Satan is presently emboldened.  This is why we are seeing so many abominations.  Satan has been cast to the earth.  However, he received his “coup de grace” through the Cross, the Crown of Jesus’ ministry.


In an early Christian hymn book called the “Odes of Solomon,” Christ was speaking of his triumph over death, and addressed God as “the one that overthrew by my hands the dragon with seven heads and set me over his roots that I may destroy his seed.”


Satan is cast from his high and lofty position the day that carnality is exposed as his only weapon on earth.  Carnality is the seat of authority in Satan’s kingdom…We are able to choose victory by denying him authority.  We can do that by giving that authority to Jesus Christ.  True worshipers will worship Him in Spirit and Truth, and all that have a heart after God will walk in the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven.  We don’t have to wait until over yonder somewhere on the other side of the grave.


1 John 5:4: Whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world/kosmos; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.


The deceiver and accuser of the brethren is chief prosecutor in the heavenly court, but thanks to the victory of Christ, he is the principal target of the challenge.  Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen?  It is God who justifies.  Who is he that condemns?  The victory of Christ and the downfall of Satan are celebrated in the triumphant shout.  In Christ’s victory the victory of His people is included.


As he conquered by His passion, so we in turn conquer the dragon.


 And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, now is come salvation and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ:  for the accuser of our brethren is cast down which accuses them before our God day and night.


Revelation 12: 10-12:  And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death.


“The power of the surrendered, Christ-in-us life is our greatest weapon against Satan.” (The devil cannot kill a dead man or woman.  Once we are dead to self, the world and our own carnality, there is nothing left to fear or hold onto.  This is that pain free zone.  No more pain, No more tears, never crying again, for we are living in the light of the risen Lamb.


However the dragon’s downfall means an intensification of his malignant activity on earth.


Therefore rejoice you heavens, and you that dwell in them.  Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea; for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath because he knows he has but a short time.


Caught up to God and His throne is a description of the spiritual place of the Elect in Christ Jesus.


Rev. 12:13:  When the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.


 We are living in that day when the dragon is persecuting the man-child on planet earth and even in the United States of America.


 “He brings his influence to bear through carnality.”(Van Tanner)


12: 14:  And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle that she might fly into the wilderness, into  her place, where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.


“The Elect Eagles bring the revelation of Christ-in-us to the Church to help nourish her with meat, instead of the milk she has been getting.  The Eagles encourage repentance, but we know that repentance can only come through a contrite heart.” (V.T.)


God spoke of Israel’s escape from Egypt into the wilderness, I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.  (Exodus 19:4)


Rev. 12:15:  And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.   Here the serpent, Leviathan,  is the spirit behind persecution of God’s anointed ones.  He is the persecutor.


Van Tanner writes that this is where the end-time separation of Harlot and Bride begins.  A flood of lies will penetrate the Church, securing Satan’s place on the throne of all the carnal Christians in the Church.  By choosing this world/kosmos over Christ’s they are in effect fornicating with this world.  Therefore, their marriage contract is void, and Christ will begin to focus on those who desire Him.  It is here that we see the beginning of the separation of wheat and tares.”


We are seeing a literal flood being released on the earth – here the Word of God says the flood water is cast out of the mouth of Satan.  The earth opens up her moth and swallowed up the flood.  The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.


12:16-17:  And the earth helped the woman and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.  And swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth;  And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God and have the Testimony of Jesus.


 “The Beast now living through the carnality of the harlot will send the kings of the earth after the Elect.  Satan realizes that his religious spirits are the only ones that can harm the Elect.” (V.T.) 


Scene 2 – The Angels releasing the blue ribbon:


The Lord said to Moses, speak to the children of Israel and say to them: throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels on the corner of your garment with a blue ribbon.  You will have these tassels to look at and so you remember all the commands of the Lord, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by going after the lusts of your own heart and eyes.  Then you will remember to obey all my commands and will be consecrated to your God.  I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt to be your God, I am the Lord your God. (Numbers 15: 37-41)


Dake:  “The blue thread in the tassels symbolize that the commandments were of heavenly origin…when Israel saw the fringe or tassels they were reminded of the law and their responsibility to obey it, and their calling to be a holy people unto Jehovah…

Jesus would have had these tassels on when the woman by Faith touched the hem of his garment.



Psalm 148: Praise you the Lord.  Praise you the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the heights.  Praise you Him, all His angels; praise you Him, all His hosts.  Praise you Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars of light.  Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that be above the heavens.  Let them praise the name of the Lord; for He commanded, and they were created.  He has also established them forever and ever; He has made a decree which shall not pass.  Praise the Lord from the earth, you dragons, and all deeps; fire, and hail; snow, and vapor; stormy wind fulfilling His word; Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars; Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl.  Kings of the earth, and all people; princes and all judges of the earth; Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children; let them praise the name of the Lord; for His name alone is excellent; His glory is above the earth and heaven.  He also exalts the horn of His people, the praise of all His saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near to Him.  Praise you the Lord.


 Carolyn Sissom, Pastor

Eastgate Ministries, Inc.


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Quotes from F.F. Bruce Bible Commentary, Kelly Varner, Van Tanner and the Seven Thunders of God and Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible.  If there are any others, there is no intent to plagiarize.  I had this vision 30-years ago.  I have taught it several times and built on it through the years.   I’m a Pastor/Teacher not an author.  I write because the Lord blesses me with His Presence when I am writing and studying.  He placed the writer’s ink horn in my hand.

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