145TH KENTUCKY DERBY MESSAGE
A unique and unforgettable race was just run last Saturday and the controversies abound as Maximum Security was disqualified, and 65-1 odds Country House was declared the winner. The race conditions for the second year in a row were quite bad -- with the huge field of horses, it made for a very muddy race. For this post, I want to take note of the key numbers and names that stand out to me as being part of the message. Maximum Security, Omaha Beach, Country Horse, Code of Honor will be referred to as well as the numbers 7, 20, 65, and 145. I will also close with a paragraph on the Virginia Cavaliers winning the NCAA men’s basketball championship recently as I have not commented on that and there is a significant connective message there too. A PSALM 145 TIME This in itself would be worth doing an entire post about. In the midst of sloppy, muddy conditions we are actually in an amazing kingdom season. Let me just quote a few lines from this Psalm, but really we should have taken this Psalm intravenously at this time and we will live in personal revival. Verse 3, “Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom.” Verses 4-7 are so awesome as it speaks of “one generation will commend your works to another, they will tell of your mighty acts.” It continues with, “They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your JUSTICE.” Verse 8, “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.” Verse 13, “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion through all generations. The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving towards all He has made.” On and on it goes with life-giving statements for such a time as now with verse 20 stating, “The Lord watches all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy." MAXIMUM SECURITY DISQUALIFIED If you watched the race it can be hard to see the horse that was clearly the fastest not be declared the winner of the race. However, as you watch the replays it is quite evident that this horse veered suddenly to the right cutting off other horses and creating a very dangerous scenario that not only knocked out a few horses but could have easily turned into tragedy. It was seemingly miraculous how there wasn’t a chain reaction of spilled horses as their heels seemed to clip each other. Maximum Security is primarily a prison term and the quote I saw was, “a prison that does as much as possible to keep prisoners from escaping and as part watches them very closely.” Maximum Security came in as the undefeated horse and wore the coveted number seven. Prophetically the two together did not represent a good thing as it representatively speaks more of “deep state” control over society through its control of the 7 Mountains of Media, Arts, Family, Economy, Education, Government, and Religion. This “maximum security” tyranny of the 7 Mountains is being broken right now in a Psalm 145 moment of the kingdom of God breaking in. OMAHA BEACH SCRATCHED For those who don’t know, it was actually a horse named Omaha Beach that was the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby, but the horse had to be scratched with a breathing disorder that required a surgery that will now also keep it out of the next two legs of the triple crown of horse racing. This too is significant. Omaha Beach has to do with D-Day and was a code name for the Normandy invasion of USA forces in World War II. As I have been saying, behind the curtain of everything right now we are at war in this country. However, this is not what marks this time as most important and this is also more of an American Revolutionary War dynamic at play, rather than a World War II dynamic. The battle is between freedom and tyranny--and freedom is going to win. COUNTRY HOUSE WINS What an unglamorous name for a Kentucky Derby winner, but there is a lot to this name. In my last prophetic post from just a couple of days before the race I spoke how May and June were going to be about “improbable wins”, “agendas exposed”, and “mysteries revealed”--and this wall all tied into a 1 Cor. 1:26-29 reality of God choosing the weak, small, and foolish things of the world to confound the wise. In this race we see the “mighty” horses did not win but the 65-1 odds horse (which would have been even much higher if Omaha Beach had stayed in) was declared the winner. I looked up the word “country" and the definition came out “possessing a style of rustic simplicity.” This goes with this theme of the unimpressive defeating the mighty. Then as you look up what “house" is it is, “where a family lives.” We are back to the family focus I have also been speaking of, and I will get to that again in a moment. Also, this horse name goes macro and micro on us with “Country" speaking to the macro and “House" to the micro. It is time for both to win. I think Country House also will end up having an application to the House of our Country, and that is Congress. It is presently on a muddy, messy track and being pushed around and dominated by Maximum Security, but the race judges are about to make a ruling to disqualify the tyranny of the bullying horse. (Once again this is a symbolic message and not one where we despise or hate the actual horse.) 65-1 ODDS and #20 Country House had 65-1 odds against winning and wore number twenty. I believe they both have to do with Psalms passages. Psalms 65 and Psalms 20 are also each worth a whole post, as they are particularly poignant and relevant for right now. Psalms 65 is just incredible and powerful for right now. In verse 4 it says “we are filled with the good things of your HOUSE.” Verse 5, “You answer us with awesome DEEDS OF JUSTICE.” This theme of JUSTICE continues to repeat itself. Verse 5 also calls Him “The Hope of all the ends of the earth.” Verse 6, “who formed the MOUNTAINS by Your power,” verse 7, “who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of nations.” It then closes with 5 verses on the many ways He is prospering us. Psalms 20 is also so very powerful and worth digesting. It begins with “May the Lord answer you when you are in distress.” Verse 4, “May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” Wow, just too good. Verse 5, “May the Lord grant all your requests.” Verse 6, “Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He answers him from His holy heaven with the saving power of His right hand.” Appropriately enough verse 7, “Some trust in chariots and HORSES, but we trust in the name of Lord our God.” Verse 8, “…they are brought to their knees and fall, but we RISE UP and stand firm.” THE JUDGES DECIDE Ultimately it was the stewards or race officials who determined both who won, as well as how far down Maximum Security was demoted. It took 22 minutes for them to look at the video replays, to study the applicable rules, and to make a decision. Ultimately they brought JUSTICE. This is a phenomenon taking place in almost all sports right now with instant replay being used more and more as the determinant proof. Before, you only had to deceive a referee momentarily, but now any controversial play can be officially reviewed and a decision made as to what is just, based on the incontrovertible evidence of slow-motion, instant replay. In soccer, it is revolutionizing the game. Faking out the referees was once a key part of the game, but now everything goes to the VAR (video-assisted replay). A player can now get kicked off the field for something the referee didn’t see. It is being used more and more in football, basketball, and baseball, as well. It is higher level accountability—It only negatively affects those that had been abusing the old system. Justice is good for those in the right. We are going to sing for His incoming JUSTICE. VIRGINIA CAVALIER/CODE OF HONOR CONNECTION The Virginia men’s basketball team defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the national championship game, thus vindicating themselves from the embarrassment of the first round loss of the previous year. The Cavaliers have as a primary color on their uniform the color orange. This is the same color that the Clemson Tigers championed with when the won the national football title over Alabama. At the time I shared the connection between the color orange and the mountain of family, and so that emphasis is staying with us this year. CAVALIERS VS. RED RAIDERS The word “cavalier” is defined as “a gentleman trained in arms and horsemanship” and “a mounted soldier.” It specifically combines horsemanship and being a gentleman. As we note the connection to this year’s Kentucky Derby, we see that a horse and his rider were disqualified for not adhering to being properly “cavalier.” The word “raider" is defined as “one who enters a place illegally, and usually violently.” So in the basketball championship, we see this Cavalier vs. Raider contrast and the grace being on the Cavalier. A horse named Code of Honor came in second to Country House in the Kentucky Derby and I see this as seconding this emphasis at this time of doing things cavalierly, honorably, and fairly, and the reward for doing so. The RED raiders have to do with the mountain of media (our chart has red being associated with the mountain of media) and we have been raided with fake and false news and that is being dealt with, as well. Finally, it was Kyle Guy who was MVP of the Cavaliers after pressure-packed shooting (three free throws with .6 seconds in the semifinal) and his story is that he has been fighting with fear and anxiety all year, needing a sport's psychologists and anti-anxiety meds just to get through the year. Yet in his weakness when the key moment came he was able to showcase unbelievable poise. Kyle was another great example of “the weak, small and foolish things” being used to defeat the mighty. FINAL WORD So Psalms 145, 65, and 20 are just full of life for us at this time. Take advantage to read them in their totality. A season of improbable wins is before us. God is marching sovereignly in our nation and superimposing His agenda over that and those who seem too strong for us. He is going to help us win in our house and help us win at the country level. In the midst of a muddy track, He is coming through as our Champion and our Promise Keeper. Remain in faith, remain in hope, remain in love, stay in honor, in what is just, and in trust. It is a time for winning.