Warfare Completed: End of Trip
Jul 24, 2006
We are finally back home after being out of state since June 19. A mountain of work awaits me. If you have written in my absence, I will try to answer your letter shortly.
When we left on June 19, it occurred to me that this trip would be like going out into spiritual battle. After all, we had just fought a "Battle of Waterloo" from June 15-18, and the "temple vessels" had been dedicated to God on June 15. These vessels are the New Gideon's Army.
The first and foremost "vessel" of the temple is the Ark of the Covenant. The number signifying "covenant" in the Bible is the number 32. We were leaving from Minnesota, the 32nd State and expecting to be in warfare for 32 days through July 20. This turned out to be true, as our last ministry date was July 20, and then we returned home from Boise, Idaho.
This brought to mind the insight that in a sense we were carrying the Ark into battle. When the Ark was taken up, Moses said, "Rise up, Lord, and let Thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate Thee flee before Thee."
Little did we know that a hot war would soon break out in Lebanon.
On June 20, the Lord gave us Luke 11:32, which says,
"The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonas."
The Lord told me that this refers to the Church, whom the men of Nineveh judge, because they repented, and the Church did not. I did not know what this meant until the last day of the trip. In fact, my focus was so much upon the political side of Babylon that I did not consider the religious side of Babylon that resides in the religious kingdoms--including Christian denominations.
On June 28 (in Eureka, Califormia) we warred against the Bohemian Grove and the "Cremation of Care." On this day the Israeli forces invaded Gaza and arrested many of the government leaders of the Hamas party. This began the hot war, which later escalated into Lebanon.
On July 12 Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers. Israeli Prime Minister Olmert declared this "an act of war," and this began the war in Lebanon. The news made a point of telling us that Hezbollah had "crossed the border" in order to capture these soldiers. However, Lebanese sources say that the soldiers were in part of south Lebanon that was being occupied by the Israelis.
On July 14 a Hezbollah rocket hit an Israeli warship off the coast of Lebanon. The warship had to be towed back to an Israeli port. The success of this attack ensured a serious Israeli response, for it made them look vulnerable. They are used to going where they want and doing what they want with immunity. Since then the war has only intensified on both sides.
On July 23 the Saudi government requested a cease fire, which President Bush rejected--and certainly the warring factions rejected it as well. It seems to me that this war reached a critical stage, a point of no return on July 23.
The spiritual warfare of June 19 to July 23 was fought on behalf of the Kingdom of God. Its prime purpose is for the Kingdom, not for either side in this present conflict. Both sides will lose this war, though one side may lose more than the other. Yet it is my job to point out the causes of this war that go back to biblical days so that you will understand it and God's purpose.
On June 23 I wrote a weblog explaining the 490-day cycle from June 4, 2005 to Oct. 7, 2006.
June 4, 2005 was the day that a friend's daughter took her own life. Her first funeral was held at the First Presbyterian Church in Babylon, New York. I attended her second funeral in Mankato, Minnesota. At the funeral, God spoke to me and said that she represented much more than just herself. She represented all those who had died in Babylon without being released in the past 2,600 years.
Babylon was supposed to let them go after 70 years' captivity (1914-1984 + ten years' extension for the Hezekiah Factor). However, Babylon refused to let them go, even as they refused in the past (Jer. 50:33). This was Babylon's undoing in ancient times, and it will be her undoing in our own day. If Babylon had been content to rule God's people for 70 years--as decreed by the Divine Court (Jer. 25:11)--she could have kept the benefits of ruling them. But she got greedy and arrogant, thinking she could keep them as servants forever. So God called the Medes and Persians to overthrow Babylon.
So also is it in our own day. Since late 1993 we have engaged in spiritual warfare to prepare the way for Babylon's overthrow, and this is now coming to a head in 2006.
At the funeral in 2005, I was shown that her death would provide "legal cause" for us against Babylon. And then no more was revealed until this year. I discovered that the date set for pouring out the 7th bowl of wine in Babylon, New York (Oct. 7, 2006) was precisely 490 days after June 4, 2005.
My weblog on June 23 explained this in more detail.
Yet until the other day I did not realize that July 23, 2006 (the end of the trip) was precisely 414 days after June 4, 2005. This date is just as important as Oct. 7, because the 414-day cycle is just as important as the 490-day cycle.
On Oct. 7 Babylon will come fully into accountability before God, for that is the meaning of 490, as explained in Matt. 18:22-24.
But on July 23 we reached the end of the 414 days, which is the "Cursed Time" factor. What does this signify?
A church in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas was led to pray and fast for a week from July 16-23, 2006. The Pastor called me while I was on this trip and asked me if these dates held any importance. Well, July 16 was important in that we were watching for a 5-year manifestation of events on July 16, 2001. (Yes, it turned out to be significant.)
July 23 was also one of our prime watch days, because "July is like September." The Feast of Trumpets this year falls on Sept. 23, and therefore we were to watch July 23 as a precursor to Sept. 23.
That satisfied him for the moment. Then as they prayed and fasted that week, the group began to feel that God intended for them to make some sort of decree in the Divine Court on July 23. They could not get a handle on it, so they called me while I was on my way home. We prayed, and the Lord immediately gave us Mark 6:11, a verse about shaking the dust off your feet.
We knew then that someone was in big trouble. The Lord said it was the religious kingdoms (Christian ministries), many of whom have been gathering in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, because of all the money in the area. The Divine Decree was thus made that God was "shaking the dust off His feet" in regard to the religious kingdoms who have participated in Babylon so blatantly over the years.
Only after this did I realize that July 23 was 414 days from June 4, 2005.
Putting it together, it is now evident that God put the Church itself into "Cursed Time" on July 23, 2006. This is not for the purpose of destroying the Church, but to put them into a time of severe discipline, so that they would come to repentance. In that sense, it is better to be on Cursed Time than to be judged fully on Oct. 7 at the end of the 490 days along with Babylon itself.
So God has decided to be merciful to the Church. The Church will not recognize God's mercy, of course, because they will not understand His discipline and will instead attribute it to the devil. But yet I am confident that in the end, they will be humbled and will learn true righteousness. Their kingdoms will fall, but God will save the people out of them.