by Chad Taylor

"And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked..." (Luke 8:32-33).

During a prophetic worship session on our recent 5 city tour in Southern Oregon and Northern California a very peculiar word came forth during the extended worship. I began to the hear the Lord booming in my Spirit and I began to publicly prophesy as the music continued, "Do you see this swine flu as swine infect human beings? But I tell you tonight it's the swine that should be infected with our deliverance! It's the swine that should be infected with our deliverance and disease! When Legion was delivered from his demons it was the swine that carried his demons over the cliff and perished; you will see a sign and a wonder as a great wave of deliverance hits the earth. Even as the enemy has used the swine to infect humans so I say to you now just the opposite will happen in the Spirit!" 

The scripture in Luke became paramount as this word was being declared, "Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked..." It was not happenchance in Jewish culture that the demons went into the swine and perished. In God's Law swine were unclean and were forbidden to eat or touch. (Lev. 11:7). Later becoming the vessels of which Legion's demons came out and driven off the ledge to perish. The very object of this current global crisis was a sign of deliverance and freedom in biblical proportions. 


There is much to comprehend in this short scripture in Luke chp. 8. The demons begged Jesus to suffer them to enter the swine - which He did. "Then went out the devils from the man..." The unclean spirits went into the unclean animals and both perished in the sea. As these events unfold around the world there is a spiritual dynamic taking place. The Spirit of the Lord is being released during this time to bring deliverance to nations that are in great political, social, and spiritual peril. Mexico has been gripped in a deadly drug war as the government desperately attempts to regain some semblance of moral control. Drug Lords and their henchmen are fighting ruthlessly against any moral and spiritual change. Ultimately the Spirit of Deliverance is being poured out upon Mexico. In the spiritual landscape of polar opposites we see the origins of what the world is calling the "swine flu". In God's providence it is a divine set up to lead millions into salvation and deliverance. In such a historic moment the Joseph factor comes into play. Prayerfully and earnestly read the following scripture and promise and apply it to these current events:

"But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive." (Gen 50:20). 

The end result in God's plan was not to bring death and destruction but rather to "save much people alive". The law of spiritual opposites begin to play out in the earth. What the devil meant for evil God's final intent is to make it good. in a time of global famine the will of God prevailed and raised up a people to "open all the storehouses" and bring deliverance to the nation. You see, this current crisis is really the divine stage set for the "Josephs" or the deliverers to take center stage and SHINE;  a unparalleled time to lead millions to Jesus Christ and His salvation. The power of the Cross and the Gospel become second to none in grave times such as these. As what appears to be evil sweeps the globe it also acts as a spiritual siege crashing in the doors of resistance making way for the preaching of the Gospel, healing and deliverance. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose..." (Rom 8:28)


And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father..." (Luke 15:14-20). The swine were the final "curtain call" for the revival to follow as the prodigal son returned home. As we face famine, pandemic, floods, fires and all other sort of peril could it be any other outcome than what we read in the Gospel? Could it be a great coming home is on the horizon as millions return to Jesus in the backdrop of epic peril? On the scriptural landscape this was exactly what occurred. "And he arose, and came to his father..." 

This "arising" is recorded in other prophetic moments in the bible as well, "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee." (Isa 60:1-2) As this current crisis continues it will only be a line of demarcation for revival as nations such as Mexico are prepared for sweeping revival. Where you see the swine, remember it is SIGN of revival soon to follow. "And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel..." (Mark 5:18-20).


And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived." (Num 21:8-9). The very thing that was "meant for evil" now became a symbol of deliverance as Moses lifted up the bronze serpent in the wilderness. In the same way the preaching of the Gospel is now more crucial than ever as evil runs rampant. Nations that have been resistant and violent toward the message of Jesus will now look to Him as their only hope. If there has ever been a time to return to the "preaching of the cross" it is right now as a global stage is set to bring deliverance, healing and salvation. "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." (1 Cor 1:18). 

This will be a crossroads for the world wide church as well as it is faced with unprecedented crisis and fear and turn to the only viable answer, "The preaching of the Cross." It will become to us and the world around us "the Power of God" like no other time. in places such as Mexico City what was once a place of deep opposition to change are transformed into a divine stage of massive healing and deliverance as "the devils went out of the man, and entered into the swine..." The day of the evangelist has returned as a Spirit of deliverance and salvation is poured out on all flesh. In this crisis it is our shining hour. "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:14-15).


And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses..." (Ex 12:7) In Egypt many people perished and yet God's Passover was instituted and more were saved. In Mexico as the very moral fabric seems to be tearing apart a time of "Passover" will occur. Many cities, villages and regions will become places of salvation and great deliverance. Key leaders even as the Pharaoh did in Egypt shall relinquish their control over the people and secede from darkness to the Lord. Entire regions will beseech ministries to come and preach the gospel as their only recourse in famine, flu and violence. Jesus will be lifted up! 

Many of these events will not be publicized as mighty miracles raise the dead at a rate incomparable in modern history in areas plagued by current crisis'. In other cities it will be published on television channels and every means of communication sounding something like this"prayer and preaching will occur and such and such sanctioned prayer meeting today at 12pm..."  It will become even mandatory that entire regions attend these meetings to stem the sickness and disease. 

Virtually unknown evangelists will be harbingers of great hope and power as the Cross of Jesus Christ is preached. Great evangelists of the past will be replicated a thousand-fold as entire cities become center-stage of grassroots revival overflowing into every public place with the sheer expectation of what God will do next. Many ministers who have faded from the public eye will now be thrust back into the frontlines reenlisted as God makes a world wide call to arms to "fight the good fight of faith. Remember, 
"The Swine are only a sign of pending revival..."



Chad Taylor