The transfer of authority to the saints of the Most High follows two main biblical pattern-themes. The longest of the two cycles is a period of “seven times,” which is 2,520 years. This involves God’s contract to take the Dominion Mandate from the kings of Judah and to give it to beast systems. This contract began to come to an end in 2014.
The shorter pattern involves the church under its Pentecostal contract. This cycle was only 1,960 years in length, a period of 40 Jubilees (40 x 49). The biblical pattern was established by King Saul, who reigned 40 years before God removed the house of Saul and established the house of David.
Both of these patterns are important in understanding the present transition of authority.
Saul’s Pentecostal Pattern
The Laodicea church era ended on Pentecost, May 30, 1993, forty Jubilees after the day of Pentecost in Acts 2:1. The shift from Pentecost to Tabernacles began. Up to that point, the church under Pentecost had had in its hands the authority to bring righteousness into the world. The church as a whole was God’s Judge, but unfortunately, it was a corrupt judge that sought money and power instead of righteousness. Hence, it failed, as history shows, for when its allotted time was completed, the world was still enslaved, groaning under unrighteous leaders.
King Saul reigned forty years, and then he died, and authority began to shift to David. Prophetically speaking, “Saul” died on May 30, 1993. This launched a 7½ year cycle according to the biblical pattern of transition from Saul to David.
We know that David replaced Saul as king, but his authority came to him incrementally. 2 Sam. 5:4, 5 tells us,
4 David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. 5 At Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah.
We took note of this in 1993, understanding that the overcomers (i.e., the “David” company) had received partial authority and would have to wait for 7½ years to receive full spiritual authority for the Tabernacles age to come. Hence, full authority was granted on November 30, 2000, which is 7½ years from May 30, 1993.
How did this take place? What signs confirmed this view? The stories are written in my book, The Wars of the Lord, and they are too long to include here. The important thing is to understand that the transfer of authority from Pentecost to Tabernacles (or from the church to the overcomers) started in 1993 and was completed in 2000.
The Greater Transfer of Authority
The transfer of authority from the church to the overcomers from 1993-2000 was only the first step. It was a major turning point, but it was limited to the authority that had been given to the church. Although the corrupted church became the little horn of the beast system, it did not represent the entire beast system.
In order to give the overcomers the complete authority to reign with Christ on the earth, it was necessary to wait until God’s contract with the beast systems ended in 2014. Only then could the overcomers receive the full authority promised to them in Dan. 7:22, 27, when “judgment [the decree, court ruling] was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom.”
As I explained in greater detail in my books on Daniel, Babylon’s mandate was for a set period of “seven times” (7 x 360 years). This would have ended in 1914 at the end of the Philadelphia church era, except that the third “beast” (Grecian empire) had been deprived of its final century of rule from 163-63 B.C. after Antiochus Epiphanes desecrated the temple in Jerusalem.
Hence, that missing century had to be added to the end of the time allotted to these “beast” nations. This means that the time of the beasts of Babylon did not end until 2014.
So there were actually two transfers of authority in recent years. The first was a transfer of authority from the church to the overcomers (or from Pentecost to Tabernacles) from 1993 to 2000. This transfer of authority made it possible for the overcomers to take the authority away from the Babylonian beast system in order to set the whole world free.
The precise date for this second transfer of authority occurred on the eighth day of Tabernacles, Oct. 16, 2014. However, we were then reminded of the law of redemption rights in Lev. 25:30, and realized that we would have to be patient for another year. The law gives a former owner a full year in which to redeem his property—if he were able to do so. Hence, we had to wait until the end of 2015 to begin to exercise the full authority that had been given to the overcomers.
This time of court cases and warfare are now finished, setting us up for the events of 2016, which the prophets call the “Year of the Wind.” We believe that 2016 will see the wind of the Holy Spirit begin to blow across the earth.
The Fall of Babylon
We expect to see the wind of God begin to blow against the economic debt-money system that Babylon established. The events leading up to this great fall of Babylon are described in greater detail in Revelation 16.
God has raised up “the kings from the east” (Rev. 16:12) to overthrow Babylon, even as He raised up King Cyrus of Persia and King Darius of Media in the days of Daniel. We now have new “kings” coming from China and Russia. God has raised them up as His servants (Isaiah 44:28, 45:1) to execute His decrees and set us free from Mystery Babylon.
Most of the church misunderstands the divine purpose for these “kings,” interpreting Rev. 16:12 in a negative way. They think these “kings” will march across Asia in order to invade Israel. Hence, they treat these “kings from the east” as enemies of God, rather than as God’s agents in overthrowing Babylon.
But history shows that these modern “kings” are fulfilling the same role and purpose that Cyrus and Darius fulfilled in the overthrow of the original city of Babylon. Cyrus the Persian and Darius the Mede were the two original “kings from the east” whom God raised up to overthrow Babylon. Cyrus was literally called a “messiah” in Isaiah 45:1, and Darius reorganized the kingdom into 120 “satraps” (or provinces).
The number 120 speaks of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Darius also put Daniel in charge as the kingdom’s top commissioner (Dan. 6:2, 3), setting the pattern for the overcomers ruling under Christ.
Hence, we see that God has answered the prayers of the overcomers by raising up China and Russia as His agents to overthrow the old Babylonian order. Those who believe that God has indeed given a favorable ruling to the overcomers will have faith to know that God is NOT using China and Russia to destroy us, but to set us free. In fact, this is the outworking of our Jubilee Prayer Campaign in 1993. It is to give the world a Jubilee, cancel all debts, and set them free during the Tabernacles Age for the next thousand years.
Those who identify with Mystery Babylon may have reason to fear, because they have attached themselves to the world’s system. The church’s misunderstanding of prophecy tends to generate fear in the church as well. Certainly, the rulers of Babylon are fearful, for they know that their time is short, and yet most of them refuse to repent. But those who identify with the Kingdom of God have reason to rejoice. In Luke 21:28, after prophesying about the end of the age, Jesus says to His followers,
28 But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.
I conclude, then, with a word from Christ that was given to me through a friend in 1982 during the difficult time at the start of my second life: “Walk always in faith, never in fear.”