Where We Are in Prophecy--Part 6
Mar 28, 2008
The Indian Hills Church in North Little Rock received much prophecy in the late 1980's and early 1990's about their place in the divine plan. They were told to wait for God to give them illumination to know what the revelation meant. Then they were to wait for inspiration to actually implement it.
The vision that the pastor's daughter had on May 30, 1993, where she saw herself stabbing who she thought was Jesus, was a major turning point for that church. Perhaps it was the most important beginning of the illumination that had been prophesied to them. Certainly, its very timing proved its importance, for it occurred on the 40th Jubilee of the church--Pentecost Sunday of 1993.
Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit ("Comforter") in John 16:13, 14, saying that "He will guide you into all truth" and "He shall glorify Me." It is plain to me that the Holy Spirit came to that girl on Pentecost of 1993 in a major fulfillment of Jesus' words, combined with the prophecy that had been given to that church earlier. This first revelation was that their concept of Jesus Christ was inadequate and inaccurate. They needed a new revelation of Jesus in order to break free from the limitations of Pentecost, and in order to enter the greater revelation of the feast of Tabernacles.
The primary revelation was that Jesus is Love and that so often we become angry with who we think He is, when in fact His character is not what we thought. This misunderstanding is part of the leaven of Pentecost, and it distorts not only our view of Jesus Christ, but also our message to the world.
So in 1993 Pastor King began to focus fully upon the love of God, not realizing at the time where this would lead. Ultimately, it led to the great truth of the Restoration of All Things. Thus, in 2003 he began to teach this in the church, and this led to the next crisis, as many of the people left the church. The Baptist denomination itself asked that they remove the word "Baptist" from the name of their church--Indian Hills Baptist Church.
What no one considered was that this event took place precisely 70 years after America lost its constitution in 1933 when President Roosevelt declared "National Emergency." It was the year that Mystery Babylon fully destroyed America as it had been set up by our founders. The Constitution had lasted precisely 144 years from 1789-1933.
The year 1933 was also 2,520 years after 588 B.C., when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon began the siege of Jerusalem which ended with the city's destruction in 586 B.C. Just before that event, God had given Judah one final opportunity to repent and avert the coming captivity. The story is told in Jeremiah 34. The people owed God 70 rest years and Jubilees which they had not kept, and thus they were to go into captivity for 70 years (2 Chron. 36:21). So God gave Judah opportunity to keep that final rest year before the captivity was due to begin.
At first the people set their servants free (Jer. 34:15), but then they reversed their decision (vs. 16). Therefore, "liberty" was taken from them, and God sold them into the hands of the Babylonians for 70 years.
This happened again in 1933, which was 2,520 years later. It was the year America lost its liberty, and the nation began to be seriously Babylonianized as a secular nation, no longer under God, but under the authority of the servants of Babylon. Those today who insist that America is a Christian nation usually do not understand this, and so they are still trying to fight the culture war, not knowing that the constitution they revere was lost a long time ago.
The good news, of course, is that after 70 years God began to work toward the overthrow of Babylon and the establishment of His Kingdom under the anointing of the feast of Tabernacles. In 2003 America overthrew Saddam Hussein in Iraq, which is the ancient territory of Babylon. Hussein considered himself to be the reincarnation of King Nebuchadnezzar. On April 9, 2003, Saddam's statue was pulled down in Baghdad. This symbolic gesture was highly prophetic, though few understood its significance.
While I have never been an advocate for the war in Iraq, I have always recognized that it was part of the divine plan. We knew months in advance that the war would begin on March 20, 2003, because that was the end of the second 76-day cleansing cycle that year. But we also understood that the overthrow of Iraq (old Babylon) was setting the precedent for a much greater event--the overthrow of Mystery Babylon world wide.
What our own leaders probably do not realize is that they were laying foundations for the overthrow of the very system that pretends to be America and which pretends to still use the original constitution from 1789.
Many are expecting a new "Babylon" to rise up in the future. The fact is, Babylon has already arisen and has already run its course. We are not looking for a future Babylon; we are now seeing the beginning of the FALL of Babylon. The Babylonian captivity was a secret, that is, a "mystery." God made it a secret in order that we would submit to its wooden yoke. That way, we would not fall into the patriotic fervor that caused the people to reject the word of the Lord in the days of Jeremiah.
For a full study on the laws of tribulation, showing the difference between the wooden yoke and the iron yoke, see chapters 4 and 5 of my book, The Struggle for the Birthright. It is posted online.
In our Babylonian captivity, God was merciful enough to blind us so that we would not realize that we were even in a captivity. No uniformed troops were needed. And, of course, the prosperity of Babylon itself helped to hide the fact that our nation had been conquered.
The prosperity was brought about by the creation of money that was loaned into circulation at interest. This meant that a greater amount of money than was created would have to be returned to the money-creators of the Fed at some point. If the government borrowed a billion dollars from the Fed, it would have to return more than that eventually. An ever-increasing amount of money would have to be borrowed to cover the interest payments until finally it would implode.
I believe that is what we are seeing today. After 70 years, Babylon's debt-usury money system has become unsustainable and is collapsing under its own weight of debt. In a global economy, Americans are no longer able to generate enough income to keep funding the debt load, because we are sending so many jobs to other countries who have people willing to work hard for a much lower wage.
The fall of Babylon is only half of the story, however. Not only is God pulling down the world-city of Mystery Babylon, but He is also planting and building the New Jerusalem, which is His Kingdom. It is being built upon the foundation of the feast of Tabernacles and the love of God. It is being built in a post-Pentecostal Age upon the foundations of the feast of Tabernacles.
The Indian Hills Church in North Little Rock is a type of what God is doing and has been doing for a long time in His plan for the earth. He has been building His church on the Rock. It is built upon love and mercy. In 2003 Pastor King stepped forward to announce the Restoration of All Things would be taught in that church. He did not know how important the timing was until we discussed it recently. But that is how God normally works. He uses us best when we do things blindly. "Who is so blind but My servant?" (Isaiah 42:19)
That way we have no opportunity to do it by the arm of flesh. God alone is glorified, and we get to come along for the ride.
This is the sixth part of a series titled "Where We Are in Prophecy." To view all parts, click the link below.
Dr. Stephen Jones