Excerpt taken from "Manifesto-Before the Cock Crows" - 2004 - By Ginger Renken
"To The Reader" - Manuscript revealed in 2004: (646 pages)
I have had many times of revelation and visions with the Lord over the years but none that compare with this.
In March of 2004, I heard things from the Lord that led me into a year full to the brim and running over with His presence, His power, and with His poured-out insight into things that are to come upon the earth in days to come. This work in your hands came out of that time and experience.
I must share with you that many things that the Lord spoke to me in that year, I did not completely understand.
In March of 2004, I heard the Lord say to me, “Ginger, leave this job. Put your ear to the ground, and I will allow you to hear tremors and rumblings beneath that others are not hearing." I obeyed and left my job a month later.
The Lord then immediately took me to a certain city where He divinely gathered a small group of believers together for a prophetic meeting. In this meeting, I ministered some very urgent things, which I felt the Lord had birthed in my spirit to be busy about sharing with as many as I possibly could. I was warning these people with revelation God had given me regarding things taking place in the earth, things to come, and the Church’s place in all of it.
To be quite frank with you, I was a little beside myself, wondering and praying that I was hearing rightly from Him in all that I was expressing. I was walking all things out by faith!
Upon my return home from that city, the Lord told me that I would return there in one year.
In March of 2005, precisely one year later to the day, circumstances carried me to that city once again, exactly as the Lord had spoken. At that time, the Lord put me in a hemmed-in place and handed me a book! That book was a book written by Billy Graham twenty-five years earlier. I remembered when my parents purchased it originally. I knew that I’d not been able to read it at that time. I was much younger in age as well as in spirituality. I was not yet equipped to understand it! The title of the book: Approaching Hoofbeats – The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
I was startled and in awe as I cracked the book open and began to read the very first page! Billy Graham stated, in speaking about the fact that he believed that the “four horsemen of the Apocalypse … terrible and terrifying … in my view … can already be seen galloping throughout the world at this moment; therefore, I not only want to apply these four symbols of events yet to come, but also to put our ears to the ground and hear their hoofbeats growing louder and louder by the day.”
Page after page, I continued to delve into this descriptive account of the book of Revelation written by John the Revelator. I wept and shook right there in the bedroom floor of my parents' home as I devoured every word, every page. I can't tell you how much of that book was identical to my entire experience in the year 2004. Many dreams, visions, things spoken to my spirit by the Holy Spirit, in that previous year, were written on the pages of that book.
If you've never read the book, I would strongly urge you to do so, once you've read this manuscript. Hopefully, you too, will see the similarities.
I found myself having heard words from the Lord during my "shut in" time in 2004 that were precisely the same as those used by Billy Graham in his eloquent, almost pictorially alive, description of the experience of John the Revelator on the isle of Patmos. I heard: Put your ear to the ground - cave - mine - writings - revelations - scribbling unto manuscript - warnings given but not given heed to, and so much more.
As I read Billy Graham's book, I absolutely knew that God had sent me back to that every spot, if for no other reason than to read what would only cement, confirm, and be a beacon of bright light to my heart, mind, and soul regarding the year I'd just come through.
This book affirmed me, without doubt! In one way it was a source of relief and an encouragement - reinforcement for me. On the other hand, I must be completely open and tell you that it made my entire experience even more alarming! It created and set an even greater depth of urgent concern in me for the inhabitants (mankind) in the earth at present. I see things coming and I know that I must be quick and diligent to send out a warning!
Izzy Herriette & Co / Ginger D. Renken