“A Great Poisoning”: Word of Knowledge
October 5, 2021 12:42 PM
October 5, 2021
About a decade ago, when I was browsing in my town’s Barnes and Noble Bookstore around Christmas time, I received a word of knowledge about a slow and surreptitious destructive event to come. Because it was the holiday season, many extra tables lined the aisles. These tables were stacked with all sorts of bestsellers and classic books on sale, and they were closely arranged to allow for more book covers to be seen by passing shoppers.
As I passed by the corner of one of these display tables, either my hip or my handbag knocked against one of the books and it fell to the floor. I reached down to pick it up, and when I held it in my hands and dusted it off, the Holy Spirit told me to look at the title very carefully and listen for His voice. The book was titled The Poisonwood Bible. I had never read the book and knew nothing of its contents.
The Holy Spirit told me that I didn’t need to purchase the book, but just listen to His message. He first changed the book’s title to read, The Poisoner’s Bible. He then said, “The poisoner has done his job well when he has poisoned his victims so slowly in increments, that his victims have no awareness of their poisoning. In fact, the poisoner has done his job even better when he tricks his victims to willingly take in their poison in the name of health. We are entering a time when the poisoner will take greater prominence than ever before. There will be a Great Poisoning.” I shuddered inside, and then I placed the book back on top of its stack on the table.
In the years since, I have not released this specific word of knowledge, but the events of the last two years have confirmed every word of it. Pray Psalm 91 against the Great Poisoning.
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Mark 16:17-18 (NIV)
17 “And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
Acts 28:1-6 (NIV)
1Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta. 2 The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold. 3 Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand. 4 When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, the goddess Justice has not allowed him to live.” 5 But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects. 6 The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead; but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.