Kingdom Authority in the Age of Tabernacles
Oct 03, 2008
A month ago I left off our narrative in the year 2000. The walls of the New Jerusalem were completed in July 2000 after a 19-year breach. Then at the Feast of Tabernacles in October we saw the crowning of King David, represented today by the overcomers. A month later, on Nov. 29-30, after a 7 1/2 year transition from Saul to David, we saw prophetically the conquest of the Old Jerusalem and the establishment of the Kingdom based upon the New Jerusalem as its capital city.
Thus, the prophetic pattern established in David's time was re-enacted in our own time. While David ruled partially in Hebron for 7 1/2 years, the overcomers also ruled partially--but enough to conduct the Jubilee Prayer Campaign for 7 years (Nov. 29, 1993 to Nov. 29, 2000).
Sunny Day Roberts had called for a "Meeting of the Right Guard" from Nov. 28-30 that year. This was her revelation, dated Oct. 6, 2000. Later she received the Word:
"When I say mobilize My troops, that is an order from your Commander-in-Chief . . . the White Horse Army." (Oct. 11)
"My daughter, it is a magnificent mustering of the White Horse Army that is coming, and the trumpet is sounding to call those troops together for the long march ahead. They shall march in perfect order, keeping step with My called out itinerant forward echelon. . . My troops shall be adequately arrayed with full armor, an armor of light that shall flush the enemy out of the darkness and defeat those powers of darkness, so that they will retreat . . . and then vanish." (Oct. 12)
She then heard the Lord say, "45 days." Dating from the first day of Tabernacles (Oct. 14), this came to Nov. 28, and she was led to schedule three days of meetings from Nov. 28-30. This coincided perfectly with two major time cycles:
1. The 7-year cycle of the Babylonian "tree" being chopped down, and Nebuchadnezzar eating "grass" (Daniel 4:32). This dates from Nov. 29, 1993 to Nov. 29, 2000.
2. The 7 1/2 year transition from Saul to David (2 Sam. 5:5). This dates from May 30, 1993 to Nov. 30, 2000.
During Sunny Day's meetings, it was revealed that Nov. 29, 2000 marked the conquest of old Jerusalem, even as King David had conquered Jebus (2 Sam. 5:6-9). In the biblical story, David then moved his capital from Hebron to Jebus, which was then called by its older name, Jerusalem, named by Melchizedek. We came to see that the modern type was fulfilled on Nov. 30, 2000, the day after the city's conquest.
In other words, Nov. 29 completed the negative work of conquest (Babylon, Jerusalem). Nov. 30 was the positive side of it, establishing Kingdom authority for the overcomers in the Age to come.
What Does it Mean in Practical Terms?
When God took Israel out of Egypt in the days of Moses, that entire nation became "chosen," that is, God's "elect." The term indicates Kingdom authority. They were chosen or elected to have authority over the other nations. This did not mean that they were to enslave the other nations, as rabbis later came to believe. It meant that they were given the authority to carry out the Abrahamic promise in Gen. 12:3, "in you all the families of the earth will be BLESSED."
The New Testament clarifies this blessing in Acts 3:25, 26, saying,
" (25) It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, 'And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed'. (26) For you first, God raised up His Servant, and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways."
In other words, to "bless" means to turn everyone from their wicked ways through Jesus Christ. Hence, Jesus' disciples were told to preach the Gospel to all creation (Mark 16:15). Because the nation itself had rejected this calling (by rejecting Jesus Himself), the authority was given to a smaller group of people--believers in Jesus Christ.
These believers (then and for the next 2000 years) formed a new Kingdom, a new Church under Pentecost. It was the Kingdom of Saul, a legitimately called Kingdom having legitimate authority. Yet because it was linked to King Saul, it was meant to fail from the beginning. Pentecost could begin this work, but it was inadequate to complete it. King Saul was of the tribe of Benjamin, while the Dominion Mandate had actually been given to the tribe of Judah (Gen. 49:10). So it was a foregone conclusion that Saul would fail--and likewise the Kingdom under Pentecost would also fail to turn everyone from their wicked ways.
Even so, God gave Saul 40 years to try. It was actually 40 years in which to prove himself to be an utter failure because of rebellion against God, which is as "witchcraft" (1 Sam. 15:23).
The 40 years of King Saul prophesied of 40 Jubilees of the Church under Pentecost. This time period extended from 33 A.D. to 1993 A.D. (40 x 49 = 1,960 years.) Thus, prophetically speaking, when the Church reached its 40th Jubilee anniversary on Pentecost, May 30, 1993, we say that "Saul died."
A transfer of Kingdom authority then began to take place. For the first 7 1/2 years God gave "David" (i.e., the overcomers) partial authority, which gave them time to grow in the knowledge of the Kingdom and learn how to utilize Kingdom authority without abusing it as Saul had done.
In the first Kingdom (Israel), the nation had preferred the golden calf (idolatry) both in Moses' day and again later in the days after Solomon (1 Kings 12:28, 29). Thus, they used their God-given authority, not to establish God's rule in the earth, but the rule of the golden calf. Thus, the nations continued in their idolatry, following Israel's example, except during a brief period of time in the early days of Solomon, when it looked as if all the kings of the earth might recognize the God of Israel.
In the New Testament, God raised the requirements by limiting Kingdom authority to just the believers in Christ. The rest were stripped of Kingdom authority. This meant that the Church under Pentecost would then determine the future of the world--because the world would follow the heart of the Saul Church. In the early days the Saul Church was persecuted and remained somewhat pure, and so it was inevitable that the Roman Empire would eventually follow its example and become a Christian Empire.
However, the Church then decided that power and wealth was its top priority, and so the nations followed the decision of the Church. Such is the nature of Kingdom authority.
In 1993 Kingdom authority again began to shift, and the changing of the guard was completed on Nov. 30, 2000. The transfer of Kingdom authority to the overcomers means that the Church under Pentecost no longer rules the world. Saul is dead. The Age to come will see the establishment of righteous government, simply because the world will now follow the heart of the overcomers only.
Of course, this will take time, just as we have seen in the past two administrations.
Yet the transfer of full authority was the basis of the great wars in the spirit during most of the year 2001. These began just two months later on January 29, 2001 and did not end until November of that year. This was by far the most important year in the utilization of Kingdom Authority to establish righteous government in the world. That work was accomplished, for the overcomers were victorious over all enemies. It is only a matter of time now before the unrighteous Babylonian governments collapse and the righteous government of the Kingdom is manifested in the earth.
Dr. Stephen Jones