Cosmic warfare and the spirit of Amalek
Dec 17, 2012
The tragic massacre of the innocents in Newtown, CT has stunned many and afflicted many with schoolaphobia. Guns will take the blame for this as politicians scramble to use this as an excuse for more gun legislation. The problem is much deeper than guns, of course, but the world is not equipped to deal with spiritual matters. God was expelled from school many years ago.
An obvious parallel can be seen between this situation and the slaughter of the children in Bethlehem at the hands of a paranoid Edomite king named Herod. Coming at the Christmas season only makes this more evident. And coming on the heels of a prayer campaign involving the red dragon in Revelation 12 gives the situation spiritual clarity.
As an Edomite (on his mother’s side), Herod was a descendant of Esau, the hunter. Ezekiel said that his descendants were bloodthirsty (35:6). It is a play on words, because blood is red and Edom means red. The purpose of blood was not to be used for food but to cover sin (Lev. 17:11). To be bloodthirsty as a spiritual motive is to act like a shark when one “smells blood.” Those who are of this spirit seek to uncover and expose sin, rather than to cover it in love (“atonement”). Such people find nourishment in the blood of others, for they seek to build up themselves at the expense of others.
In his day, Herod manifested the red dragon spirit when he killed the children of Bethlehem in the attempt to “devour the manchild as soon as he was born.” Before him, in the days of Moses, the Egyptian Pharaoh made it a policy to kill the Israelite children as soon as they were born (Exodus 1:22).
Again, after Israel was “born” out of Egypt, Amalek came to destroy God’s first-born son in his first trimester (Exodus 17:8). Keep in mind that God had said in Exodus 4:22, “Israel is My son, My first-born.” They were born when they came out of Egypt, for Hosea 11:1 says, “Out of Egypt I called My son.”
Amalek was the grandson of Esau (Genesis 36:10-12). When the Amalekites made war upon Israel, they were infused with the spirit of the red dragon which seeks to devour the manchild as soon as he is born. This is an ancient battle that has manifested throughout history.
In modern times, as we have approached the end of the age, the red dragon again has attempted to kill God’s first-born sons. His tactic was not unlike Pharaoh’s insofar as his attempt to kill the children prior to the birth of the God’s first-born, Israel. The modern tactic has been through abortion, legalized on January 22, 1973. We are now approaching the climactic 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade.
The red dragon has been unable to kill the sons of God, but millions of other innocent children have been slaughtered in its attempt to prevent the birth and manifestation of the sons of God. We seem to be coming to some sort of climax in this theme.
I am reminded of my own revelation in late November of 1988 while I was living in Memphis, TN. This was my “Egyptian bondage experience,” and I told the full story in chapter 8 of The Wars of the Lord. The Lord revealed that He would lead us out of “Egypt” (i.e., Memphis) on November 29. It did not happen on that date in 1988, but instead a year later on November 29, 1989. Hence, the pattern of leaving Egypt was linked to the date of November 29.
A few weeks ago, on November 29 we completed the second 52-day cycle of “repairing the breach.” We could say that this was a time when we would “leave Egypt” once again. Seven of us met at a hotel on that day in Dallas to call forth the New Creation Man. Since this was also the time of placing the capstone on the pyramid, revealed a year earlier, we understood that this symbolized placing the Head on the Body of Christ in order to give birth to this New Creation Man.
We also understood that there would be opposition to this, but that the enemy would fail to stop the purposes of God. Until today, I had not connected this red dragon battle to the “birth” of the New Creation Man on November 29, but it is apparent now. The battle started almost immediately after our work in the Divine Court was finished on November 29. We had made one declaration and two decrees.
The declaration was that we were in compliance with the two laws (“stones”) used to repair the breach in the wall of the New Jerusalem: (1) Law of Victims’ Rights, and (2) Law of Impartial Judgment.
The first of the two decrees was to place the capstone of Christ upon the body or pyramid. The second was to decree the inheritance and birthright with the double portion to be given to this New Creation Man.
These decrees were bound to invoke a violent response by the red dragon. Though we were forewarned of opposition, we did not know what form it would take. We learned only by later events that the red dragon take the lead in this opposition, killing the children of Newtown.
Then yesterday I received revelation that not only was this following the pattern of King Herod, but also of Amalek in the time of Moses. Amalek got involved mainly on account of his objection to the Law of Impartial Judgment, which is based upon the law of equal weights and measures. We see this in the revelation of Moses. In Leviticus 19, we read,
33 When a stranger who resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. 34 The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God. 35 You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity. 36 You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and just hin….
Take notice how the law of impartial justice toward aliens in the first part is reinforced by the law of equal weights and measures in the second part. Equal justice is expressed by the law of equal weights in the scales of justice.
Deuteronomy 25 commands this same law but then sets forth Amalek as a prime example of a nation that violated this law. Verses 13-16 speaks of equal weights and measures, and this is followed by verses 17 and 18,
17 Remember what Amalek did to you along the way when you came out of Egypt, 18 how he met you along the way and attacked among you all the stragglers at your rear when you were faint and weary; and he did not fear God.
Amalek should have treated Israel as guests and sojourners passing through the wilderness, but instead they were inspired by the red dragon to devour blood. So they attacked those who were vulnerable, “the stragglers at your rear.” In other words, they violated the law of God. This caused God to declare war on Amalek from generation to generation, and God told Israel in verse 19, “you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.”
Another side to this story is seen in the fact that Amalek was the son of Eliphaz, son of Esau-Edom. Eliphaz means “my god is fine gold.” There is a financial motive seen in this, for it appears that Amalek desired the gold and silver that Israel had taken from Egypt in their exodus. It is the same spirit that guides the Babylonian banking system today, which steals money by violating the law of unequal weights and measures.
The big lesson to be learned from this is that God takes the Law of Impartial Justice very seriously, and when Amalek violated that law by attacking the “aliens” (from their perspective), God declared war on them. So also does God expect His people to love the aliens as themselves and to treat them with love, kindness, and equal justice for all.
So when we step back and look at the natural flow of prophecy, we can see that when we finished repairing the breach in the wall on November 29, we were required to decree the birth of the sons of God. The red dragon then inspired and worked through men on earth to kill the innocent children in the attempt to destroy the sons of God. However, he could only destroy the innocent, those who were vulnerable, or those who were “stragglers” having trouble keeping up with the main body.
We are assured of victory, for the patterns under Moses and Christ establish the outcome. Nonetheless, in both cases, casualties occurred, and so we see this happening once again. In our time, the prophetic patterns have been established piecemeal over many years, especially by events occurring around November 21-30 going back at least as far as 1981.
Our next main watch date is December 21, 2012. A few years ago people began talking about this date and relating it to the “end of the world” via the Mayan Calendar. I had no insight into the date until June 21, 2009, while we were on our trip to the West Coast and back to deal with the two “bears” of 2 Kings 2:24. At the time God showed us that these two bears were the equivalent of the two “beasts” in Revelation 13. (I wrote reports of this trip in June of 2009.)
On June 21, 2009, while we were in Sacramento, CA, three of us made a pact to represent a threefold cord of prophecy. We represented the law, the prophets, and the psalms, and this fullness of power/revelation was necessary to complete this “Elijah-Elisha” work. We also recognized at the time that this would be a 3½ year work, ending December 21, 2012.
This time will be complete next Friday. It will not be the end of the world, but we do expect to see the end of the Babylonian world and the dawn of a new age of the Kingdom. It will take some time for this to manifest in the world, of course, for there are many things that need to be changed in order to conform all nations to the standard of the Kingdom of God. I do not know precisely what we will see happen on December 21, but I can tell you that it will be good for us, because it will serve to overthrow the red dragon and to allow the sons of God to begin the Open Door Ministry worldwide.
We will then watch December 30 and various dates until the cycle ends January 27-30.
This is the third part of a series titled "Cosmic warfare." To view all parts, click the link below.
Dr. Stephen Jones