By Joanie Stahl & Brook Ardoin
Over the past two weeks, I have had a feeling within my spirit that there was something the Lord wanted to show or say to me. Just last week I began to pray to God, asking Him to show or speak to me whatever it may be.
I felt a distinct quietness from Him over these last couple of weeks. I know this quietness very well, because it is not like as other times when He is quiet. He has been quiet throughout my life on several occasions.
He has this right, and my policy is that if He is quiet, that is fine. If and when He wants to say or reveal something, He knows I am always listening. My radar is always on. As I said, there is a certain distinction in the quietness I was feeling and experiencing. It even occurs in my daily devotion time, which includes much prayer, searching, and meditating. I could only do the same and wait in His presence. I walked around day after day with that serenity. It was more than a spiritual quietness. His presence held me in that place and I knew better to do anything outside of just waiting and watching.
After nearly two weeks, I sought Him out. Many would ask, “Why did you wait that long?” I had to wait until permission was granted to take my requests before Him. I always know when heaven opens and it is time for me to ask.
Then I said to Him, “Lord, for nearly two weeks now You have been so quiet and I knew better than to rush in. I feared to do so. But Lord, today I come to You and I tell You it has been considerably some time since I have had any dreams or visions from You. It is Your sovereign right to give them or not, and if it is not Your will at this time, I accept it. However, if it is Your will to show me a dream or vision, I am ready Lord.”
That next night I went to bed, and as soon as I fell asleep, I had the first of the two dreams. He wasted no time in giving me this dream. I want you to keep in mind that I am going to do my best to try to put earthly vocabulary to spiritual insight, which is never easy. Nonetheless, I will do my best in the Lord.
On April 7, 2017, I had the second of the two dreams. It is important to note that we are releasing the second dream first, as we find that this one needs to get out quickly. Brook will also explain what the Lord revealed as it having a direct tie to Michael Bodea’s prophetic dream, “The Eagle and the Serpents”. She will also give further interpretation of the dream as given by the Lord.
April 7, 2017
In my dream, I instantly saw myself standing in my home. I knew it was time to do laundry. I wash clothes in the laundry room downstairs, so I always have many quarters I take along for the cost of the machines.
I walked over to a cabinet where I keep my quarters in an average sized cup. As I took the cup and looked inside, all of a sudden it went from me holding a cup of quarters, to it enlarging itself to the point there were so many quarters, that there was a pile of them on my floor.
Standing and looking at the pile of quarters on the floor, I wondered how that just happened. I felt to get a better look, so I knelt down and picked up a quarter to study it. On both sides, the images were wiped clean the surface. There was nothing on either side of the coin. It was just a smooth, metallic, flat surface. I stared at both sides wondering what this meant, realizing that the coins no longer had any worth to them.
I then looked down upon the pile of quarters, and all of them were blank, just like the one I was holding in my hand.
I then woke up.
End of Dream
As soon as I woke up, my initial response was that God was showing me something about our monetary system completely failing and becoming of no value. However, I thought again….No! This has to do with our sovereignty as a nation. I pondered upon this for a couple of days while taking it to the Lord.
Though it seemed short and simple, I do not take that lightly. Some of the most potent dreams I have ever had were short and simple like this one. I take these differently and into deeper reflection and prayer.
I am convinced more than anything that this could be twofold. On one hand, I was shown a coming event that should make every one of us think twice about our finances and freedom’s we have from them. Yet, on the other hand, and of which stands out more to me in my spirit, are two symbols greatly representing America, which were wiped clean off.
Remember, I saw quarters. God chose to use quarters – something we are all used to using and think nothing of it. On one side of it is George Washington’s head, while on the other side is the national emblem of the United States the bald eagle.
As time progressed, God increasingly magnified the emblem of the eagle within my thoughts. He brought to my remembrance that from time’s beginning, the emblem of the eagle is that of Israel’s traditional enemies. This was relevant even before they were known as Jews, but known only as Hebrew slaves.
Bear with me as I set something before you that I believe is not only interesting, but also necessary and imperative to deciphering this dream. This is not exhaustive, but rather a brief overview that help to open your eyes concerning some matters of importance.
I thought about Nechadnezzar’s dream of the giant image, which was comprised of four successive kingdoms. (Daniel chapter 2:31-33)
Beginning with Egypt, we will see how the eagle comes into play in world powers.
The symbolism of an eagle has been depicted from ancient Egypt, to the Holy Roman Empire, to modern day America. What does it mean though? Why have so many nations chosen and eagle as their national symbol or used it in heraldry?
The explanation commonly given is that it symbolizes strength, courage, and immortality. That is a reasonable explanation, but there is more to it than that. To understand the deeper meaning, you have to trace the history of this form of symbolism back to ancient Egypt.
The symbolism of the eagle and the eagle as a form of heraldry date into pre-dynastic Egypt. This came in the form of an emblem known as a serekh, and was used to indicate the influence of a regime or to identify military allegiances. (Source: http://occultum.net/symbolism-the-eagle-used-by-modern-and-ancient-nations/ ).
This eagle became known as Horus one of the principle deities of the Egyptian trinity.
The lion is used in the Bible as a symbol of authority and power. This symbol is applied to Christ as the Lion of Judah, but it is also the symbol for Babylon, the destroyer of nations and the seat of the apostate religion, which would seek to entice God’s people into idolatry. The prophet Jeremiah prophesied about Babylon’s destruction of Jerusalem, using the symbol of a lion for this mighty power:
I will bring disaster from the north, and great destruction. The lion has come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of nations is on his way. He has gone forth from his place to make your land desolate. Your cities will be laid waste, without inhabitant (Jeremiah 4:6-7, NKJV)
A winged horned lion with horse neck and eagle posterior legs…..
The lion of Daniel 7 has eagle’s wings, a further reference to Babylon. Archaeology has revealed that a lion with eagle’s wings was a common symbol in Babylonian designs and sculptures. The religion of Babylon forms the basis of all pagan religions, making Babylon a fitting symbol for the end-time confederacy of religious powers aligned against God and His people. This confederacy will control events at the end of time and is portrayed in Daniel 2 as the feet of iron and clay. In the closing stages of Earth’s history, a power resembling Babylon will once again control the planet’s events. (Source: http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception_end-time_Antichrist_lion_wings ).
The Assyrian god Nisroch was depicted as an eagle-headed deity with wings and exaggerated muscles. It was to this god that Sennacherib, King of Assyria was praying when he returned from his campaigns in Israel.
“So Sennacharib King of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh. And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.” (2 Kings 19:36-37, KJV) (Source: http://www.bible-history.com/sketches/ancient/assyrian-god-nisroch.html ).
The Medo-Persian Empire
The Bird of Paradise – Huma:
The Huma bird is a legendary mythical creature from the Sufi fables. It is said to never land and live its entire life during flight. It flies invisibly high above the earth, impossible to spot through the human eyes. Also referred to as the bird of fortune, the Huma bird is a compassionate creature and symbolizes happiness. According to the Sufi lore, once you catch a glimpse of Huma or its shadow even, happiness will ensue for the rest of your life. The prominent Sufi preacher Inayat Khan portrays the spiritual dimension of this bird. According to him, it represents the evolution of a thought to the zenith where it breaks all limitations.
“Huma” in Persian language stands for fabulous bird. It was believed in the olden times that if this legendary creature sat on the head of an individual, then it was an omen to the person becoming a king. In the word Huma, “hu” represents spirit and the word “mah” is Arabic, which represents “water”. In the olden traditions, it was believed that the Zoroaster was born of the Huma tree which speaks for the Bible verse “Except a man be born of Water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.”
In some altered versions, Huma bird is depicted similar to the phoenix. It consumes itself in fire after a few hundred years and rises anew from its own ashes. This bird is also referred to as the Bird of Paradise. It consists of the physical features of both male and female in one body. Each nature consists of one wing and one leg. Catching a Huma bird is impossible as the legends explain. According to the Sufi religion, the Huma bird cannot be caught alive, and a person who kills it, dies in forty days. (Source: http://www.ancient-symbols.com/persian-symbols.html )
The Huma bird being depicted to that of a phoenix will speak to the fact that many account the United States Emblem of the eagle to be that of the phoenix. This is directly connected to Satan’s network of power referred to as the Illuminati.
The Grecian Empire
The AETOS DIOS was a giant, golden eagle, which served as Zeus’ personal messenger and animal companion. According to some it was once a mortal king named Periphas, whose virtuous rule was so celebrated that he was came to be honored like a god. Zeus, in anger, would have smote him with a thunderbolt, but Apollon intervened and transformed the king into an eagle and set him beside the throne of Zeus. According to others, Zeus adopted the eagle when it first appeared to him before the Titan War as a sign of good omen. The eagle was later sent by Zeus to fetch the handsome youth Ganymedes to heaven to become the cupbearer of the gods. It was placed amongst the stars as the constellation Aquila alongside its consort, the heavenly vulture, Lyra. (Source: http://www.theoi.com/Ther/AetosDios.html ).
The Early Roman Empire
An aquila, or eagle, was a prominent symbol used in ancient Rome, especially as the standard of a Roman legion. A legionary known as an aquilifer, or eagle-bearer, carried this standard. Each legion carried one eagle.
The eagle was extremely important to the Roman military, beyond merely being a symbol of a legion. A lost standard was considered an extremely grave occurrence, and the Roman military often went to great lengths to both protect a standard and to recover it if lost; for example, see the aftermath of the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, where the Romans spent decades attempting to recover the lost standards of three legions. No legionary eagles are known to have survived. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquila_(Roman) .
The Nazi Regime
The Reichsadler (“Imperial Eagle”) was the heraldic eagle, derived from the Roman eagle standard, used by the Holy Roman Emperors and in modern coats of arms of Germany, including those of the Second German Empire (1871–1918), the Weimar Republic (1919–1933) and the “Third Reich“. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichsadler ).
I realize this was lengthy, but when you put the successions of nations and their emblems from earliest origins until today, it gives you a very clear, unencumbered view of obvious facts.
Our nation has the very emblem of all the nations that were the greatest enemies of the Jews from the earliest mentioned kingdoms. What does that say to you or suggest? Is there some hidden meaning in this dream that signifies what we become, making Zechariah 12:3 solid, and binding? All nations gather themselves together against Israel, and since that is so, that would include the United States of America.
The head of George Washington is that of the first head of our nation. The wiping away of his image is apparent in the respect of God taking away the head. Therefore, we see our nation in a prophetic picture in this dream and the reality of where we are in time.
While Joanie gave you a good historical overview of the eagle, the Lord has led in a somewhat different direction dealing with interpretation. Recently, I posted a video by Lauren Atkinson where she read a powerful prophetic dream entitled, “The Eagle and the Serpents” by Michael Bodea. If you are not familiar with this dream given back in 2004, I highly recommend you read it as soon as possible. It can be found at handofhelp.com under the dreams and visions tab/Michael Bodea. It is very critical to what is happening with all the tensions between the US and many nations at the moment, and world war seems more likely on the horizon than at any time since WW2.
One area of that dream I must mention directly applies to Joanie’s dream. At one point within Bodea’s dream, the devastating blow comes when a giant serpent comes in and bites the head off the eagle. The head taken off any living thing means certain death.
When Joanie called to discuss her dream, towards the end of the call I asked her if she had seen where I posted Lauren’s video of Bodea’s dream. She stated she had not. I asked her to please go listen, as I know this was a crucial dream we all need to be pondering upon and taking to the Lord with the USA being in such a tumultuous position for war. I asked her to call me right back to give me her thoughts. (It was not until later that I realized WHY his dream came to mind during her explanation of her dream, and I immediately wanted her to go listen and give feedback).
Recall how Joanie abruptly saw that in the pile of quarters, images/symbols on both sides of the coins were wiped clean off. When she first explained the dream to me, I knew in my spirit that the Lord was not putting great focus on the financial aspect of America’s future. That was only part of the interpretation. As she spoke, within me I heard, “this is dealing with America as a nation – this is symbolic of what is to come to America”. Every time Joanie calls me to explain her dreams, the Lord has always done this with me and given me revelation or interpretations/meanings of her dreams as she describes them. Either it always confirms what was revealed to her, or He gives me new insight that was not revealed to her. This is why all parts of the Body are so important. We each have different gifts or abilities that He gives us to use to help one another bring understanding.
The second time she called to discuss Bodea’s dream, we were speaking of the coins again when suddenly the Lord prompted something inside of me. “Joanie, that’s it!” I said. “I understand what the Lord is showing us here and it is really quite simple!” Now remember, we had just discussed “The Eagle and the Serpents” and spoke of the part where the final death blow was the last serpent biting down on the eagle’s head and tearing it off. Within the dream, the eagle represents America and what is to come.
I yelled out, “Think about the quarters! On one side is the head of Washington, while on the other the eagle. The “HEAD” of the “EAGLE” is REMOVED, which directly ties into Bodea’s dream. The head of the eagle removed is symbolic of the final blow that will cause her death! Thus, all that America has stood for since its conception will be wiped away.
As I said, it was a simple revelation, but nonetheless very telling. We immediately knew why the Lord had so prompted me to think about Bodea’s dream, then have Joanie go read it. There are never any “coincidences” with the Lord. He is always trying to speak or show us something, but majority of the time we get in His way because we try to intellectualize things and make them more difficult than they really are.
I have no doubt that out of all our US coins, the Lord specifically used the quarter in the dream. As Joanie shared, he was our FIRST president. Though Washington’s image was not put on the quarter until 1932, it was used to celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of our first president. Therefore, as I have sat and pondered upon his image being removed in the dream, could this represent the coming END of the Presidents of the United States?
Though I do not have an answer for that question, Washington’s image removed off the quarter is definitely symbolic of the end of the United States as a democracy. Yes, we are considered a republic, but by definition, we are also a democracy and that is where the focus lies in this instance. By definition of the American Heritage Dictionary, a democracy is “Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives”.
What president so exemplified a government run by the people as Washington? He was our President at the signing of the Constitution. Within the Constitution, the first 10 amendments make up the Bill of Rights. Just take a look at these and you will find that our founding fathers set the standard for a government run by the people, not a people run by the government. Even the right to bear arms was NECESSARY for the security of a free state. All 10 amendments are being infringed upon, and our liberties and freedoms are all but gone – above all are the ramifications of removing the one true God from the land, along with our rights in serving our God.
It is said that Washington had a vision in which an angel appeared to him and spoke of three great perils to come to America. I cannot verify this to be factual, and some sites such as Snopes deem it false. That being said, I will leave you a link to which I have found where this vision is best broken down. You can read it then take it the Lord if you choose. The first two perils are said to have come to pass. The third is America’s invasion by foreign troops, which as we know, is yet to come. (Source: http://americaslastdays.blogspot.com/p/george-washington-vision-american.html ).
In closing, we can see that the meaning of the dream not only points to devastating events that will finalize the end this country as the blow of death is on its way. However, it also reveals the end of our Constitutional rights as given by men who were bound in birthing this country on God and people. God be with us all.
“The wicked shall be turned into Hell, and all the nations that forget God”. – Psalms 9:17