Air-Wolves
Daryl Crawford-Marshall

As I was praying regarding the year ahead, I heard the Lord say “As it is in the natural Daryl, so it will be in the spirit”. I believe that the church in Australia is being called up to an even higher ability to be able to discern, not only, what the Spirit is saying to her regarding her own prophetic direction and destiny. But also in the ability to be able to weigh and discuss teaching, doctrine and prophetic insights that circulate globally through the airwaves of the body of Christ.

During an encounter in July, I was taken up into what I knew to be Australian airspace. As I ascended through the atmosphere, I was aware that there were disruptions to the airwaves changing the directions of the airflow. These airwaves had become like large waves moving up and down and caused me, initially, to feel very unstable. As soon as I was able to steady myself, I determined to find out what had caused such great disturbance.

Immediately I was able to see the cause, as found myself next to a number of large helicopters that hovered in a single line formation just off the coast of the Nation. As they hovered, their blades and sound were creating a massive disruption that was creating ripples both in the air and the sea at the same time. They appeared to be in a battle formation and, immediately, I knew that they were not assigned to bring unity and peace but instead, disunity and contentions. I then heard the Lord clearly say “these are the air-wolves, they are the wolves in sheep’s clothing”. I was immediately reminded of the scripture in Matthew chapter 7.

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. Matthew 7:15, NASB

After hearing these words, I looked again, and saw in an instant, metallic sharp teeth shine through at the front of each of the aircraft. These then disappeared as quickly as they had come, as each helicopter, again, took on the appearance of a normal helicopter. I then heard the second part of the scripture from Matthew 7, “inside they are revenues wolves” I now knew that God was alerting me to a spiritual dynamic that was attempting to infiltrate Australia’s airwaves. These represented false teachers and prophets who did not have in mind the frequency that was in keeping with what God was doing ‘currently’ in the churches of this Nation. I understood, from this encounter, that these air-wolves did not necessarily represent people but instead, doctrines and teachings that had the power to create divisions and unrest.

Paul reminds us in the book of Corinthians;

‘in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.’
2 Corinthians 2:11, NIV

Following the encounter, I couldn’t get the theme song from the 1980s TV show Airwolf out of my head. This was one of my favorite programs when I was younger about a military helicopter that was sent on secret missions to bring help where it was needed. I heard the Lord say, “Why don’t you look it up?” I did as He said but when I started to watch the introduction of the show, I suddenly began to see what, I believe, God was wanting us to see.

The TV show was based on a helicopter hidden from the government by an emotionally hurt pilot. The helicopter itself was loaded with advanced weaponry and was a fully tactical war machine but had been cleverly disguised as a, non-aggressive, civilian aircraft. I couldn’t believe it. And if that wasn’t enough, the man responsible for building Airwolf was named ‘Archangel’. I then remembered the teeth on the front of the aircraft that I had seen in the spirit. The Lord then asked me another question: “What is on their uniform Daryl?”, I was unable to see this detail on the short video clip I had watched so looked for a picture of the crew from the TV show online and when I found one, I saw that the badge that they wore on the shoulder of their uniform was a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I could now see clearly what God was communicating.

As a result, I was suddenly filled with an insatiable hunger for even more discernment to be experienced through the whole church in Australia. I believe that this is what God is introducing into the Nation at an increasing rate. This would mean that we had an ability to quickly identify sounds and frequencies that set out to be counterproductive to God’s plans for His beautiful Aussie bride.

Prophetic security

On the last week of August I was in Northern Ireland praying into the year ahead when I saw in the spirit the ‘terror threat chart’ with the colour code that represents the different threat levels. Following the vision, I found the page on the internet under ‘Homeland Security’ where the chart exists and felt drawn to the second marker from the top – this was labeled ‘High Risk’. The Lord spoke to me and said, “This is where you are right now”. Within a couple of days, the news came that the UK had risen its’ terror threat level up from ‘Substantial’ threat to ‘Severe’ the equivalent of ‘High Risk’ on the American chart that I had previously seen.

Awareness: Bells and Lights

I immediately saw that this vision related both to a natural state of affairs and to the spiritual dynamics that I had been processing previously regarding the Australian airwaves. I asked the Lord about the significance of the Australian Prophetic Council regarding these dynamics, with my seeing it now more a like prophetic security council and/or homeland security for the prophetic airwaves of the Nation, I then heard the Lord answer and say these words, “You are my bells and lights” speaking of the Australian Prophetic Council specifically. I then saw an image of Australia with lights and bells strategically positioned around the Nation, these were all joined together by what looked like blue underground telephone wires that criss-crossed across the Nation to the far corners of Australia. I then saw the spirit putting in many more of these lines of communication and saw the date September 2014 etched across the land. I was unable to get the phrase ‘bells and lights’ out of my spirit so I undertook a hunt for more information on this interesting phrase. What I found, I believe to be integral to what God is currently doing in Australia regarding prophetic discernment and protocols within our apostolic/prophetic communities. In 1952 AT&T, the communications company started by Alexander Graham Bell, established the first colour coded air-raid warning system to identify and alert the public of danger or threat. This system was given the name ‘Bells & Lights’ and was part of the establishing of a national security strategy. Bellow is a short from the newspaper headline describing it;

‘The first advise of an impending air attack would be received at the civil defence control centre
over special communication facilities which now provide a nation-wide attack warning system
to selected key point cities’ The Shawinigan Standard, Nov 19, 1952

This method linked cities and towns by underground phone lines allowing them to be connected and to communicate quickly regarding possible threats to national security. I believe that the Australian Prophetic Council, alongside other similar Apostolic bases, work to provide places where people, wherever their geographic location, or spiritual history, are able to connect into prophetic hubs that carry clear and accurate messages from God to His church and the Nations. I also believe that a result of these accesses and the growing connections, we will begin to see the organic formation of a national prophetic standard which will allow the development and equipping of the saints to work together to help keep the prophetic airwaves safe not just in Australia but across the whole Earth.

As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,
Ephesians 4:14-15, NASB