Wormwood, Prince of Rosh
Aug 29, 2008
Dragon's End Prayer Campaign concluded three rounds of battle in 1997, 1998, and 1999. Yet this war was just part of a larger seven-year warfare from 1993-2000, which we called the Jubilee Prayer Campaign (patterned after the Battle of Jericho).
On Nov. 11, 1999 we were led into warfare against Wormwood, the Prince of Rosh. This particular "prince" (or principality) had ruled Russia until April 26, 1986 when he was deposed. The major sign of his overthrow in those days was the melt-down of the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl, which means "Wormwood." That event was the result of a prayer campaign as well, which we fought in the Net of Prayer for most of the month leading up to that disaster.
It is hard to avoid disasters when these spirits fall to the earth. I wish I knew a way to have them land more softly. The problem was that Wormwood subsequently entered America through Hurricane Hugo, which struck Charleston, SC on Sept. 22, 1989. That is another story in itself. The consequence of Wormwood's fall in 1986 was the collapse of the Soviet Union. The problem is that Wormwood then entered America and began to turn us into a police state similar to what he had done in the Soviet Union.
Even so, this trend must end at some point, because Wormwood was cast down on Nov. 11, 1999 and overthrown fully in July 2001 along with the other princes in America.
Wormwood has an interesting track record in the past century. I showed in my book, Wormwood and the Laws of Dung, that the biblical wormwood is not the herb that today is called wormwood. The Hebrew word translated wormwood is lahanaw, which means opium. It is closely associated withrosh, which is mistranslated "gall" and should read "poppy," that is, the poppy plant, from which opium is derived. Rosh literally means "head" and has a number of applications, including the "head" of the poppy plant.
Opium is described by Jeremiah, who treats it as a spiritual representation of a false sense of health and security (Jer. 8:11). In Jer. 8:22 the prophet speaks of the "balm of Gilead," which is balsam, an essential oil that was derived from the balsam tree in Gilead. It had great healing powers and symbolized God's healing power.
" (22) Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has not the health of the daughter of My people been restored?"
On the other hand, the people preferred the opium ("grapes of gall"--i.e., poppies) from Sodom and Gomorrah (Deut. 32:32). Jeremiah speaks of "the water of gall" (or the extract from the poppy plant) in Jer. 9:15 (KJV). Because the people refused the spiritual balsam, God said He would feed them with wormwood by giving them the juice of the poppy plant.
Because the Church refused to heed the prayer call from 1981-1986, God did not reveal to them the great Jubilee of 1986, so they did not know that they ought to have declared the Jubilee at that time. But one of the final spiritual battles in the Net of Prayer (prior to October of 1986) was the overthrow of Wormwood in April 1986. This was a major victory and should have been very helpful in the world situation, for it was the single most important factor in the demise of the Soviet Union.
However, the Church failed in its calling, and so Wormwood was able to gain access to America through Hurricane Hugo on Sept. 22, 1989. Once inside, Wormwood began to exact its revenge by turning us into a replica of the old Soviet Union. The Twin Towers Disaster on Sept. 11, 2001 was its crowning achievement, for it greatly speeded up the advancement into a police state.
Those years from 1986-1989 were my years on Cursed Time for refusing to leave the Net of Prayer in 1986. The Net of Prayer itself was severely limited in what it could do, because they operated under the authority of King Saul (the Church under Pentecost) who yet reigned. Thus, "Church decision" was their greatest limiting factor. We all knew this, but we did not really understand it, because we did not know the prophetic pattern of King Saul in those days. And since I had remained in the Net of Prayer until October 1989, I too remained under those same limitations.
I resigned from the Net of Prayer on October 16, 1989, just 24 days after Hurricane Hugo struck Charleston. I came out of Cursed Time on Jan. 27, 1990 at the end of a 3 x 414 day cycle. I spent the next few years at Rt. 2, Box 76 in Leachville, AR, because 76 is the factor that brings us from Cursed Time to Blessed Time. (414 + 76 = 490)
Finally, in late October of 1993 the Father had us leave Arkansas and move to Washington State in order to begin the Jubilee Prayer Campaign the following month. Meanwhile, however, many problems had arisen in America which would have to be dealt with. The primary difference, thankfully, was that "King Saul" had died on May 30, 1993, and we were now warring under the authority of "David." No longer were we limited by the collective decision from the heart of the Church under Pentecost.
To understand Hurricane Hugo's role in American prophetic history, one must go back a few years to Hurricane Gloria, which struck New York City on Sept. 26, 1985. Two months before Gloria made landfall, on July 26, I had a vision where I saw it coming to hit Washington D.C., and I knew that this had to do with the next presidential election. Some entity was attempting to take over Washington D.C. Having been forewarned, about 30 of us in Arkansas prayed to put up a "prayer block" to keep the hurricane from hitting D.C. Thus, when Gloria came, it headed straight for D.C. and then at the last minute veered out to sea. It ended up hitting New York instead of D.C.
Ultimately, we came to see that this prayer block prevented Governor Clinton from running for president the following year. It became clear then that the "baby-faced" problem-president seen in the Net of Prayer as early as the late 1970's was Gov. Clinton. You can see his "baby face" in his pictures from that era.
After succeeding in putting up the prayer block in 1985, of course, I came into disobedience and went into Cursed Time from Sept. 2, 1986 to Jan. 27, 1990 and was unable to deal with the second hurricane in 1989. In fact, I was actually heading for South Carolina when Hurricane Hugo struck, but I could not arrive until the day after it had hit. The Lord prevented me from doing anything about it, and yet God used that trip to begin the process of removing me from the Net of Prayer. I resigned a few weeks later on Oct. 16.
Hurricane Hugo struck Washington D.C. through the back door. It came in through Charleston, SC and hit D.C. from the south and east. So we saw the meaning of this in the following election in 1992, when Gov. Clinton came in through the back door with only 43% the vote, due to a third-party "spoiler," Ross Perot.
So Hugo brought Wormwood into America on Sept. 22, 1989. After the Dragon Wars ended in 1999, we were led into spiritual warfare on Nov. 11, 1999 to cast down Wormwood. November 11, 1918 was the day World War I ended in 1918. It was called Armistice Day until after World War II, when it became known as Veteran's Day. It is often celebrated with POPPIES, commemorating Flanders Field in Belgium. But poppies are also the prime symbol of Wormwood, Prince of Rosh.
So the bottom line is that we are winning the spiritual war. It always takes time for a spiritual event to emerge as an earthly event, but there is no way to prevent its occurrence once it has been established. We have seen a steady progress of hard-fought victories over the years. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Dr. Stephen Jones