The meaning and purpose of super-typhoon Haiyan in the divine plan, Part 2
Nov 23, 2013
The Philippines has a unique calling which I used to believe had been given to our own nation, the USA. But God did not consult me before devising His plan, and only recently has He revealed His hand in this matter.
Daniel 7:22, 27 speaks of the transfer of authority, or dominion, from the beast nations to the saints of the Most High. Daniel 2:35 says additionally that the Stone Kingdom would grind the image to powder, beginning with its feet. But none of these prophecies tell us where or when it would begin. The prophet left this for a future generation to discover, and this could only be known by divine revelation.
Last May I went to the Philippines on a mission trip as part of a group from Global Harvestime Ministries, where I often attend and teach. We went to Maitum and stayed at the house of Pastor Felipe and Eden. It did not take long to discover that Maitum meant a dark or black “Stone,” referring to the type of stones in the river there, which had been cut from the nearby mountain.
I had already learned years ago that Mindanao means “The Land of Promise,” or “The Promised Land.” Maitum is on the south shore of Mindanao island. So we were called to minister in the Stone Kingdom in the Promised Land in the Garden of Eden in the Philippines with Philip, the “lover of the (white) horse” who was translated (harpazo) in the book of Acts.
The revelation was clear, and I then began to understand the calling of the Philippines in general. At the time, I was unaware that the previous month the Indian prophet Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj had come to the northern part of the Philippines to tell the Filipino people of their calling and destiny to be the first to receive the anointing in the coming wind of the Holy Spirit. God saw to it that both ends of the Philippines received a witness of the nation’s calling.
Selvaraj gave details of divine judgment that was to hit the nation, particularly the central islands between Luzon and Mindanao, known as The Visayas. My revelation, I believe, added the specific location where the Stone would be cut out of the mountain without hands and would begin this judgment. When the Holy Spirit comes, all flesh is judged, and no man can withstand that exposure without repenting.
I had known the history of Ferdinand Magellan from history classes in grade school. I already knew that Magellan’s crew had been the first to circumnavigate the globe, looking for a western trade route to the Spice Islands (Indonesia). I already knew that Magellan had lost his life in the Philippines in 1521.
Back in 2011 we also took note that it was 490 years after Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman church in January of 1521. Two months later, Magellan arrived in the Philippines, and he was killed in April of 1521 after failing to convince Lapu-Lapu to convert to Catholicism. But we did not know how this fit into the big picture at the time. Now the picture is becoming clear. I quoted the history from the Wikipedia yesterday in Part 1:
“Guiuan played a significant part in Philippine history. In the 16th century, when Ferdinand Magellan discovered the Philippines, it is believed that he first landed on the island of Homonhon. It is probably because of this that the majority of the population are Catholics. The town’s church, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, is one of the oldest in the country.”
Guiuan was the door where super-typhoon Haiyan made landfall. It was the same door through which Magellan first brought Roman Catholicism to the Philippines. The place is like a door to the nation, much like the city of Banda Aceh was to Indonesia, when the tidal wave struck there at Christmas of 2004. Banda Ace was the place where Islam first arrived in Indonesia.
Aceh is thought to have been the place where the spread of Islam in Indonesia started, and was a key part of the spread of Islam in Southeast Asia. In the early seventeenth century the Sultanate of Aceh was the most wealthy, powerful and cultivated state in the Malacca Straits region. Aceh has a history of political independence and resistance to control by outsiders, including the former Dutch colonists and the Indonesian government….
Aceh was the closest point of land to the epicenter of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, which devastated much of the western coast of the province. Approximately 170,000 Indonesians were killed or went missing in the disaster. The disaster helped reach the peace agreement between the government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM).
Is God saying something here? Does divine judgment go back to the root of the problem? I believe so. That is bad news to the flesh, but it is encouraging to know the purpose of such judgments is not merely to destroy but to foreshadow a change in the course of history. Men do not like the idea that God may cause disasters, but keep in mind that man is helpless to change his own condition. When God intervenes in the affairs on earth, things do change, because God shows Himself perfectly capable of fulfilling His promise.
History of the Little Horn
I have written extensively on the “little horn” of Daniel 7:19, 20, 21, 22 in the past. I have noted often that Revelation 13:5,6, 7 refers directly to Daniel’s prophecy and expands upon it. John’s revelation adds the timing factor to Daniel’s revelation, because whereas Daniel 7:25 says “a time, times, and half a time,” Revelation 13:5 defines it as “forty-two months.”
Forty-two months in prophetic language is 42 x 30 = 1,260. In short-term prophecy, this could be just 1,260 days, or 3½ years, but in long-term prophecy, this is 1,260 years. The “day for each year” principle is established in Ezekiel 4:5, 6. It is seen again when Jesus fasted forty days in the wilderness, representing Israel’s forty years in the wilderness under Moses.
Daniel prophesied of four main beast nations that had been given dominion over the earth when Judah and Jerusalem lost their dominion mandate on account of their lawless rebellion against God. God raised up Babylon and then demanded that the Judahites submit to king Nebuchadnezzar (Jeremiah 27:5, 6, 7, 8). In Jeremiah 24 those who refused to submit to God’s servant, Nebuchadnezzar, are likened to “evil figs,” while those who were obedient to God are likened to “good figs” (Jeremiah 27:2).
Daniel added to Jeremiah’s revelation, showing that the Babylonian captivity was extended far beyond Babylon itself. He said that when Babylon fell, the dominion mandate would not be returned to Judah, but would be given to Persia, then Greece, then Rome, and then the “little horn.” And so history proved the prophecy.
Babylon (607-537 B.C.)
(Interim: Judean independence for a century)
Rome (63 B.C. - 476 A.D.)
Little Horn (529/533 – 2009/2013) Total Time: 1480 years
- Religious Beast from the Sea (1,260 years to 1789/1793)
- Banking Beast from the Earth (1793-2013)
John tells us in Revelation 13:3 that the religious beast from the sea would receive a fatal wound after 1,260 years, but that the fatal wound would be healed. The 1,260 years ended with the French Revolution in 1789-1793, and in its aftermath, Napoleon marched his troops to Rome and took the Pope captive in 1798. This was the fatal wound, for it appeared that Papal rule had ended. But Napoleon needed someone to crown him as Emperor, so he decided to reinstate a new pope to do this for him. In this way, the fatal wound was healed, for a few years later Napoleon was defeated and the Papacy was revived.
But a new beast had arisen in the meantime, the power of money and banking. It was led by Satanist bankers, who allied with disgruntled Jesuits and founded an organization called Illuminati. Outwardly, they were adherents of Judaism. Inwardly, they were Satanists—and still are to this day. They craftily recruited many people, even good people, promising “enlightenment” to further their more devious hidden agenda.
The Jesuit Order had been abolished by the Pope in 1773, and on May 1, 1776 a bitter ex-Jesuit professor of canon law named Adam Weishaupt formed the Illuminati, financed by those bankers who remained hidden in the background. The Illuminati infiltrated the Masonic Lodges and took control of them by 1782. A few years later, using these Lodges, the Illuminati brought about the French Revolution in 1789-1793. The ex-Jesuits thus took their revenge upon the Roman Church, for over 30,000 priests in France were killed, along with much of the French Catholic aristocracy.
In 1814-1815 the “Holy Alliance” at the Congress of Vienna redrew the map of Europe after the final defeat of Napoleon. The Papacy made peace with the ex-Jesuits and reinstated them. But it was a peace made through weakness, for the Jesuit Illuminati were then far more powerful than the Papacy itself. Hence, the Jesuit Order dominated the Papacy in its revival from the dead. In other words, the so-called “Black Pope” (Jesuit General) retained real control over the figurehead “White Pope.”
The two beasts of Revelation 13, then, have dominated the West for the past 200 years until the time comes for the dominion mandate to be passed to the saints of the Most High—that is, the overcomers. I believe that 2009-2013 is that time, and it coincides with the rise of the Elisha ministry.
The first half of the Elisha ministry, seen in the first eight signs, arose in the 2009-2013 interim, and November 14-30, 2013 marks the start of the double portion—the last eight signs of Elisha that go beyond the Elijah anointing. Elijah did eight miracles, while Elisha did sixteen, according to the double portion of the anointing (2 Kings 2:9).
Projections for the Future
The ninth sign of Elisha, I believe, coincides with the prophecy of Daniel 7:22, “when the saints took possession of the kingdom.” Likewise, it fulfills Daniel 7:27, when “the sovereignty, the dominion, and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Most High.”
I believe that the Mandate of Heaven is now being passed to the overcomers after being lost in 607 B.C. when Babylon fully conquered Assyria and formed itself into an empire. The time frame of 2,520 years (2 x 1,260) saw establishment of Mystery Babylon in the form of the Federal Reserve Bank on Dec. 23, 1913.
We are now a century past this at the 2,620-year mark in 2013-2014. Why was Babylon given a hundred-year extension to rule? Probably because the Greek beast had been deprived of its dominion mandate from 163-63 B.C. when Judea was independent of beast rule. So this time was made up at the end from 1913-2013.
Thus, 2013-2014 ends 2,520 years of actual dominion of the beast empires.
We have now reached the time of the end, when the saints receive the dominion mandate that was lost in the days of Daniel and Jeremiah. The negative side of this is that these beast empires never want to give up power, so they are being removed forcibly by the decree of God. So the Stone is now ready to grind the image to powder, beginning with its “feet.”
The feet correlate with the two beasts of the “little horn.” So watch for two major developments in world history. First, watch for the fall of the banking system as we know it. Second, watch for the fall of the Roman Church, along with all institutional religions that either usurp the authority of Christ or do not recognize Jesus Christ at all.
I believe that the overthrow of the religious beast will come by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The banking beast will be overthrown in a little different way. Both of these beasts, however, will begin to be overthrown in the Philippines. That nation is the focus of history at the present time. In that context, super-typhoon Haiyan is an important sign of what is soon to come.
Dr. Stephen Jones