May 21, 2020
As I was worshipping at His feet and listening to the song "Spirit Break Out" sang by Kim Walker-Smith, I saw a fiery being with massive wings. At first I thought it was an angel, but as I looked closer I realized it was some sort of animal, and as I asked Holy Spirit, He said:"It is neither, it is The Griffon of Fire!"
Now, I don't know anything about mythology, other than what they taught me in school, so I pressed in for more understanding. I kept asking :"Why are You showing me this creature? Is it evil? Is it a warning? Is it an attack on the church?"
Proverbs 25:2 NKJV
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
So, He led me to research about this creature and what it symbolizes, and what I discovered blew my mind!
Bear with me, it's a lot of information, but totally worth your time!
According to Wikipedia, the griffon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle.
According to The Academy Of Classical Christian Studies, the Greek word "gryphon", derives from the ancient Near Eastern "karibu", a word and creature directly related to the Hebrew word "cherub", which, depending on whether the closest relative of the Hebrew word is Phoenician or Persian, it means "One that Minesters at God's Throne" or "Keeper."
The creatures in Ezekiel's vision (Ez.1) had the faces of an eagle, a lion, an ox and a man. Also John's vision of The Throne Room of God (Rev.4) had creatures with the same faces and one was like a "flying eagle"(v.7).
For medieval Christians the griffon was not a mythological creature, but a real animal created by God, which bore symbolic significance that points towards The Creator!
It became a rich symbol of the two natures of Christ Himself: The eagle, which is lord of the sky, reminds us of Christ's devine nature, while the lion, the Lord of the earth "king of the beasts", reminds us of the Christ's human nature.
That griffon He showed me represents Jesus! But it also represents the Holy Fire Of God, His nature, His power, His wisdom, His outpouring! Swift, powerful, and mighty! The creature was massive and completely made of fire. I felt an urgency in the spirit, as if it couldn't wait to be released!
This is what The Spirit of The Lord is saying: "Get ready for a second outpouring of Pentecost! I will sweep over the land and pour out a double portion of My Spirit on those eagerly waiting in their upper rooms! Just as the eagle represents the prophets and seers, I will anoint my people and open their spiritual eyes to see and hear like never before! They will be bold as lions and will fear no men or circumstance, because I, will anoint them with unprecedented power, influence and favor!"
Prepare yourselves in these days leading up to Pentecost, set yourself apart, you don't want to miss this mighty outpouring of The Spirit of God!