The importance of 2016
Apr 07, 2016
2016 corresponds to the Jewish calendar 5776. It is interesting that this date has the number 76 in it, but it is even more significant that 5776 is 76 x 76.
This enhances the importance of the two 76-day cycles that are now ending.
November 13, 2015 to January 27, 2016 is 76 days.
January 27 to April 12 is 76 days.
76 is the number of cleansing, and it is the factor that brings people from cursed time to blessed time (414 plus 76 equals 490). See my book, Secrets of Time.
Our two past conferences (Oct. 2015 and April 2016) were held in Branson, Missouri, which are located on Hwy. 76 that runs through the town. We have now had a double cleansing in matters pertaining to Kingdom Government, which we began to teach a year ago. Little by little, we are seeing the emergence of God’s Kingdom into the earth, as the beast governments are being overthrown at the appointed time.
Occult vs. Kingdom
There are two kingdoms competing for ownership of the world. One is a system of slavery that comes in the guise of liberty, while the other is a system of liberty that has been maligned as a system of slavery. The beast systems promise liberty while they increase their control. The Kingdom of God functions by the divine “law of liberty” (James 2:12), which many have mistakenly assumed is a system of bondage.
But God’s law defines justice in accordance with the divine character/nature. It sets forth the standard by which all righteousness is measured. Only sinners are put into bondage, for the law forbids men to sin, and if they sin against their neighbor, they are required to work to pay their victims. Is that bondage? Yes, of course. How else can justice be established? How else can victims of injustice be repaid and restored?
Who would want to live in a nation that had no laws to guard us from lawless men? Only in a nation of perfected people are laws unnecessary, and this is only because perfect people have the character of God and the law of God is written on their hearts.
The beast systems are run from behind the scenes by wealthy occultists, who think of themselves as “wise men” (magi). They believe that they are above ordinary men and have the right to “manage” others as if they were on the order of cattle. Theirs is a system of slavery and death, for their goal is to reduce the earth’s population to 500 million people. Of course, the plan is to kill off most ordinary people and preserve themselves as the earth’s slave masters.
These men have the heart of beasts, biblically speaking. Yet they have an occult knowledge that is quite remarkable. I believe that their knowledge is demonically inspired. Their knowledge can take them to the apex of their plan in the climax of history, but they are blind to the fact that in the end they will lose. Their plan will fail, and their wise men will look foolish.
The year 2016 is a very important and pivotal year to them. They have planned this year for a very long time. Of course, God has also pre-planned the year 2016 for a very long time. The occultists are trying to manipulate the knowledge of God’s plan in order to benefit themselves and to establish their own power in the earth. In their pride they think they can outsmart God.
The Great Pyramid
Thousands of years ago the Great Pyramid was probably built by Shem, son of Noah, although the internal prophetic dating within the structure dates back to earlier times. Shem later built Jerusalem and set up his city-state, taking the title of Melchizedek, or Adonizedek. In later years the kings of Jerusalem retained his title, but by the time Joshua took Israel into Canaan, the kings had degenerated into rebellion against God. Joshua fought Adonizedek, king of Jerusalem (Joshua 10:1, 3). This Adonizedek was a counterfeit (carnal version) Melchizedek, a fleshly priest-king of Jerusalem, who was an antichrist type.
Anyway, Shem built the Great Pyramid on the knowledge passed down to him from Enoch, and hence, the structure was called Pa-Hanock, or “House of Enoch.” It was built as a witness to God in the land of Egypt, for it is mentioned in Isaiah 19:19, 20,
19 In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord near its border. 20 And it will become a sign and a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they [Egyptians] will cry to the Lord because of oppressors, and He will send them a Savior [Jesus] and a Champion, and He will deliver them.
It stands as a silent witness of God’s word and promise to Egypt, Isaiah tells us, for God will cause the Egyptians to “cry to the Lord… and He will send them a Savior.” Isaiah goes on to tell us in verse 21, “Thus the Lord will make Himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day.” In fact, verse 25 says, “Blessed is Egypt MY PEOPLE.”
Egypt has a great destiny under the New Covenant. The New Covenant is God’s vow to save them and to bless them (along with the whole earth). Many think that only Israel is “My people,” but Isaiah expands this to include Egypt.
The Great Pyramid was located on the border between Upper and Lower Egypt at the midpoint of that border where the Nile Delta begins. Isaiah says that this “altar of the Lord” will be located “in the midst of the land of Egypt…near its border.”
Isaiah 19:22 says in the same context,
22 And the Lord will strike Egypt, striking, but healing; so they will return to the Lord, and He will respond to them and will heal them.
Even as Hagar, the Egyptian, was cast out, so also will Egypt be smitten by God. However, that is not the end of the story. The purpose of striking Egypt is to heal them. There is good purpose in this, for the law in Exodus 13:13 has made provision for the Ishmaelite donkeys of Egypt. They will be redeemed by the Lamb (Amnos) and also by the little lambs (arnion) who form the body of Christ.
The numeric value of Isaiah 19:19, 20, speaking of the Great Pyramid, is 5449, which is the precise height of the Great Pyramid in Pyramid Inches—the basic measurement established by the builders themselves. The Pyramid inch is almost exactly the length of our modern inch, which suggests that our modern inch was originally based on the Pyramid inch.
The Pyramid was constructed prophetically in such a way that the capstone would not fit on it. This was deliberate, because the capstone was to represent Christ in Psalm 118:22, 23,
22 The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone [lit. “head of the corner”]. 23 This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
The head of the corner is a capstone on a pyramid. So Christ was rejected, because He did not fit on the body of people. The body of the Pyramid is built on 203 layers of stone, divided by the King’s Chamber on the 50th layer of stone (Jubilee). Above it is 153 layers of stone (the Sons of God). If, however, the capstone had fit on the Pyramid, the height of the Pyramid would have been 5776 Pyramid inches, instead of just 5449. We see, then, that the height of the finished Pyramid is 5776, which happens to be the Jewish year 2016.
The American Connection
This relates directly to the America, as our Masonic founders knew, for this nation was planned for a long time and had to be established in 1776. Its connection to the Great Pyramid is seen on the Great Seal, which is on the back of every dollar bill, along with the date of 1776 at its base. In occult thinking, it was assumed that Christ was born 4000 years after Adam, so the year 1776 was actually the year 5776 by this way of reckoning. Tom Horn points this out in his book, Zenith 2016, page 309,
“To further verify this part of the cipher pointing to an ‘alternative capstone’ or second messiah, the year 1776 at the base of the pyramid is understood by Masons worldwide to be the year 5776., Anno Lucis (“in the year of light”). This is because Masons of the ancient Craft add four thousand years to the common date, the number of years that conventional theology assumes creation began before Christ: thus 4,000 plus 1,776 equals 5,776.
“Why is this important? Because 5,776 is exactly how many inches high the Great Pyramid in Giza would be when completed with its capstone, a sacred fact to occultists.”
But 5776 is also the year 2016 by the Jewish calendar. Neither calendar was accurate from a chronological standpoint, but both were valued and used by the occultists to represent symbolic dates and numbers.
This is the connection between 1776 and 2016. Both represent the year 5776 in different ways. Hence, the year 2016 is unique in all of history, for there is no other year where this is seen. This makes 2016 extremely important in occult circles. It is the year when they believe they will reach the apex of power, establish fully their beast kingdom, and gain full control over the earth.
God laughs at this, of course, and we ourselves wonder how they can be so stupid. But they are looking at their array of weapons, their financial control, and their control of the media, while we look at the promises of God by faith. There is no comparison between the two. We can’t lose.
In Tom Horn’s book, Zenith 2016, pages 307-309, he writes,
“One key to the starting date of this mystical work is magnificently ciphered in the number 888, the sum of the letters in Greek for the name of Jesus (each Greek latter represents a number). This cipher also confirms the prophecies of Psalms 118 and Acts 4 concerning Jesus as the rejected capstone: This same number—888—is also found in ‘the riddle’ of the Sibylline Oracles, ascribed to the Cumaean Sibyl, which J. L. Lightfoot says was hoped by some early Christians to represent Jesus, but was clearly understood by pagans to be a prophecy of the return of Apollo, because 888 was Olen’s number, the founder of Apollo’s oracle and his first prophet, and signified the ‘spiritual sun’ represented in the glory surrounding the all-seeing eye of Apollo/Horus on the Great Seal, and the novus ordo seclorum or ‘new age’ that his coming would herald. Gnostics and mystics among the occult hierarchy maintain this interpretation as the true meaning of the Apollonian Sibyl’s prophecy….
“So here we have two ‘messiahs’ represented by the number 888—Jesus, the Christ of the Bible, and Apollo, the Sibyl’s messiah of the novus ordo seclorum. What is astonishing about this is that adding the number of these two messiahs together (888 plus 888) equals the year 1776—the date chosen for the founding of the United States and reflected in the Roman numerals at the base of the uncapped pyramid on the Great Seal….”
“Thus, the trestleboard’s 1776 ‘beginning’ date for the great work of the Craft truly marked the start in history of the secret doctrine of Freemasonic Illuminatus toward establishing a New Atlantis in anticipation of the return of their founder and deity, Apollo/Osiris/Nimrod.”
Their occultists look to their savior, Apollo, whose number was 888, and they try to combine this with Jesus’ number (888) to come up with 1776. But such a combination assumes that Apollo and Jesus are equal and form a double witness in the earth. Not so. Jesus is Joshua (Yeshua) the Ephraimite, who has the double portion of the birthright. That is the real meaning of 1776, and Apollo has nothing to add to the equation, unless you see it this way:
888 (Jesus) plus 888 (Jesus) plus ZERO (Apollo) equals 1776.
Sorry, Apollo, you are not the sun god. Jesus is the “Sun of Righteousness” who arises with healing in His wings (Malachi 4:2). The Masonic designers of the Great Seal may hope that their god, Apollo, is the real Messiah, and they may wish that Jesus would support him, but their plan was doomed to failure from the start.
Nonetheless, it appears that the year 2016 is the year of the showdown between Jesus and Apollo to see which messiah will establish the novus ordo seclorus, the New Order of the Ages. This is the culmination of a very long plan, and the Masonic occultists have to establish Apollo in 2016 in order to make their prophecies come to pass. They must make their bold move by the end of this year, or else their plans will fail.
The perimeter of the temple mount in Jerusalem is 2016 feet. The occultists know this, and this is another reason why this year is so important to them. It may be that their plan is to start a war that would give them an excuse to destroy the mosque and to build a Jewish temple in its place. I do not know what they are thinking, but this is something to watch.
The good news is that for all their power and occult knowledge, they cannot thwart the divine plan, nor can they manipulate the heavens to do their bidding by the power of positive thinking nor by building architecture on earth that would imitate the heavens. The word of God will be fulfilled in the way that He has determined, not in the way that men desire. Our method is to discover first the mind of God and then bear witness to His will. And that is the main difference between their spiritual work and ours.
Dr. Stephen Jones