The Great Tribulation
Issue No. 313
I have long believed that we would see the emergence of the Kingdom in this present Jubilee cycle (1986-2035). The 120th Jubilee from Adam began in 1986, and the number 120 indicates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Likewise, 1993 was an important date, because it was the end of the Pentecostal Age. The (Saul) church reigned 40 Jubilees, even as King Saul, who was crowned on the day of Pentecost (i.e., “wheat harvest”) reigned 40 years.
The Jubilee cycle is 49 years, or seven Sabbaths, the next one ending in 2035. But from the end of Saul’s reign in 1993, it is only 42 years to 2035. I want to focus on this 42-year time period today.
Number 42 and Jacob’s Trouble
The number 42 (i.e., 42 months) is used in the book of Revelation to indicate a time of tribulation. It is 21 x 2, which associates it with the time of Jacob’s trouble (or distress) as prophesied in Jer. 30:7.
Jacob experienced two times of distress in his life, each 21 years long. The first was when he worked as a bondservant to Laban for 20 years, leaving in his Sabbath year (21), which really counts as “vacation time” in the previous week of years.
The second time of distress came a few years later when Joseph was separated from his brethren, who had sold him as a slave to traders going to Egypt. For the next 21 years Jacob thought his son was dead.
The National Fulfillment
These two times of distress were repeated on a national scale in two cycles of 210 years. The first was when Israel was in Egypt for 210 years, ending when Moses led them out of Egypt. (See Secrets of Time, chapter 2.) This time frame correlated with Jacob’s 21-year bondage to Laban.
The second time of national distress began when the tribes of Joseph were separated from their brethren after the death of Solomon. The kingdom was divided in 931 B.C. (or 2964 years from Adam), and this condition remained until Israel was deported to Assyria. Samaria was captured in 721 B.C. (or 3174 years from Adam). This shows that Joseph-Israel was separated in the old land for 210 years.
Israel’s Great Tribulation
Israel’s long tribulation of “seven times,” prophesied in Leviticus 26, had two beginning points, providing us with a double witness. The first beginning point was when Assyria began to deport three tribes of the House of Israel on the east side of the Jordan River in 745 B.C. The second was when Assyria captured and destroyed Samaria, which was Israel’s capital city.
These dates begin the seven times of tribulation, or 7 x 360 years (2,520 years total). This is also 12 x 210 years, or one distress cycle per land-owning tribe in Israel. The first cycle ends in 1776, and the second in 1800. Hence, the long tribulation began to end with America’s founding in 1776 and the building of America’s capital city in 1800.
Yet as we know, there were actually 13 tribes in Israel, all of whom experienced this time of distress. While there were only 12 land-owning tribes, there was also the priestly tribe of Levi who also experienced this tribulation. So if we add another 210 years to the endpoints of 1776 and 1800, we come to 1986 and 2010.
1776 + 210 years = 1986 (120th Jubilee from Adam)
1800 + 210 years = 2010 (BRICS plan new bank
The year 2010 was 14 x 210 years since Israel separated from Judah in 931 B.C. The year 2010 was also 13 x 210 years from the fall of Samaria in 721 B.C.
In 2010 the BRICS nations began to plan their new Development Bank competing with Babylon’s International Monetary fund (IMF). It was launched on July 15, 2014.
Declaring the Jubilee to End Tribulation
As I have explained in Secrets of Time, the 120th Jubilee came and went without the Church declaring the Jubilee. The Net of Prayer had been called into intercession in 1981 to call the Church to commit themselves to intercession for five years, but at the time no one really knew the underlying reason. The Church as a whole refused to seek God in this matter, and so the Jubilee remained undeclared in 1986.
We understand now that the reign of “Saul” did not end until 1993 on the 40th Jubilee of the Church (since Acts 2). Though “Saul” was given the opportunity to repent and to declare the Jubilee, this honor was actually to go to “David” after the death of Saul. Saul “died” in 1993; that is, in 1993 the Church under Pentecost began to pass the authority to rule the earth to the Overcomers.
With this authority came the responsibility to declare the Jubilee, which God allowed us to do in 1996. Though it was ten years late, God showed us that we could lawfully do this by the pattern laid down by Isaiah in 2 Kings 19:29 and 20:10. We call this the Hezekiah Factor, where God turned the clock back ten years in order to declare the Jubilee on time, though it was actually ten years late.
As we can see from the above charts, there is a direct parallel between the great breach between Israel and Judah and the great breach between America and Britain. The breach was even caused by the same issue of high taxes without representation (1 Kings 12:4).
Reuniting Joseph with Judah
I believe that this breach will end only with the coming of Christ in His “Joseph” manifestation, when He comes with His robe dipped in blood (Gen. 37:31; Rev. 19:13). This will be the event that reunites Judah with Joseph and which will unite all nations under the Headship of Jesus Christ, as Hosea 1:11 prophesies.
11 And the sons of Judah and the sons of Israel will be gathered together, and they will appoint for themselves one Leader, and they will go up from the land, for great will be the day of Jezreel.
This reunification will extend far beyond America and Britain. That is only the sign of a much greater event. Christ comes to rule all nations, and thus the greater breach will be repaired between God and the earth. This is the breach that was caused by Nimrod, when he usurped authority from Noah and Shem. Nimrod put men into bondage and built Babylon as the capital of his kingdom (Gen. 10:9, 10).
The coming of Christ as “Joseph” will destroy Babylon and unite all nations in the Kingdom of God. His coming will also complete the time when the Scepter was held by Judah, as prophesied in Gen. 49:10. Judah was to hold the Scepter temporarily “until Shiloh comes.” Shiloh is another name for Joseph, for all of his brothers were to bow before him in the end (Gen. 37:8, 10).
Hence, the breach between Joseph and Judah will be repaired when Judah accepts the reign of Joseph in the Person of Jesus Christ.
Judah and Israel
I showed in my book, Who is a Jew?, that the Church is the extension of Judah as a nation. Those who accept Jesus, Son of David, as their King are members of His body, the nation of Judah. Those who revolted against Him were cut off from Judah, according to the judgment of the law.
I also showed in my book, Who is an Israelite?, that one must be an overcomer to be part of “Joseph,” for it was his sons who received the name Israel which the angel had given Jacob (Gen. 48:16). Jacob had received this name when he was transformed into an overcomer.
During the Church Age, believers are admonished to grow and mature from believers to overcomers.
On a prophetic level, the “David” company began to receive authority on May 30, 1993. That date was the 40th Jubilee of the Church since that first Pentecost in Acts 2. Because Saul reigned 40 years after being crowned on the day of wheat harvest, or Pentecost (1 Sam. 12:17), his reign prophesied of the reign of the Church under Pentecost for 40 Jubilees, ending in 1993.
2 Sam. 5:5 tells us that David was then given authority over the tribe of Judah for 7 years and 6 months, and that he reigned in Hebron during that time. Then representatives of the other tribes came to crown him king over all Israel.
The Rise of the David Company
“David” began to reign in a limited way for 7½ years from May 30, 1993 to Nov. 30, 2000. During this time, we were able to utilize that new-found authority and begin our Jubilee Prayer Campaign to pray for the overthrow of Mystery Babylon and for the overcomers to receive the dominion mandate (i.e., the scepter of Judah/David).
On Nov. 30, 2000 the “David” company (overcomers) received the full authority needed to complete the overthrow of Mystery Babylon. That project was completed on October 7, 2006. This warfare took a total of 13 years, because it was comparable to the 13 trips that the Israelites made around the city of Jericho, a type of Babylon. It also represented a year of battle for each of the 13 tribes of Israel.
Our decree on October 7, 2006 was made in Babylon, NY. I told people the following week at the Tabernacles conference in Reading, PA that we should see the start of Babylon’s economic collapse within a year—that is, by Oct. 2007. That, of course, is what happened, and the economists admit even today that the problem has not been fixed.
Yet the “David” company still would have to wait until 2014 to complete this 21-year cycle, because 2014 is the year in which the beast nations lose the dominion mandate after enjoying power for a period of “seven times” from 607 B.C. to 2014 A.D.
The third beast empire was Greece. In 163 B.C. King Antiochus Epiphanes desecrated the temple in Jerusalem and attempted to turn it into a shrine to Zeus. Judah revolted at this and succeeded in overthrowing the rule of Antiochus. Judah then remained independent for a full century, after which time the fourth beast empire (Rome) took Jerusalem.
In other words, Greece, the “leopard” kingdom, was deprived of the last hundred years of its allotted time. According to Lev. 26:18, the beast nations were to be given “seven times” (7 x 360 years) in which to rule if God should put Israel into tribulation. So that lost century had to be added at the end from 1914-2014.
The establishment of the Federal Reserve Bank in 1914 gave the “beasts” that extra century of dominion until 2014. This is what is called Mystery Babylon, an extension of old Babylon—as if the cycle of beast empires had begun again.
God had planned ahead. The extra century of Mystery Babylon was necessary to give the “Saul” Church its full allotment of time, ending in 1993. Then God raised up the “David” company to overthrow Mystery Babylon, a feat which “Saul” was unable to do on account of his rebellion.
21 Years for David/Judah: 1993-2014
We now understand that in 1993 we entered into the first time of Jacob’s trouble that takes us to the year 2014. The purpose of this first time of trouble is to take back the Dominion Mandate that was originally given to Judah—and specifically to David.
The line of David lost this Mandate in 607 B.C. when the kings of Judah rebelled against God and refused to repent. God then brought judgment as promised in Lev. 26, giving the Dominion Mandate to Babylon in 607 B.C. And since this judgment was to last “seven times,” the Mandate was passed down to a series of beast empires for 2,520 years.
This time is now ending in 2014, precisely 21 years after “David” received the first increment of authority in 1993. During this 21-year cycle, the “David” company first had to follow the script in regard to the 7½ year transition from the house of Saul. This was completed on Nov. 30, 2000. Only then could the David company focus fully on the overthrow of Mystery Babylon.
Hence, from 2000-2014 we have focused on obtaining the Dominion Mandate from Mystery Babylon, whose time runs out in 2014, as the previous chart shows.
More specifically, we have received revelation that the transfer of authority in the divine court will be Oct. 16, 2014, which is the 8th day of Tabernacles. The last beast will be deprived of the Dominion Mandate when the Divine Court rules in favor of the saints of the Most High (Daniel 7:22) on Oct. 16, 2014.
Of course, these “saints” will then have to take the dominion from the grasp of the present beast system. No beast in history has ever given up its power willingly, for it acts through self-interest. Consider the fact that when Joshua was given the land of Canaan, it took seven years of warfare to take the land.
Even when God removed the dominion mandate from the kings of Judah in Jerusalem and gave it to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon in 607 B.C., it took him three years to take Jerusalem in 604 B.C.
Those three years appear again after 2,520 years from 1914-1917, when General Allenby took Jerusalem. Hence, a century later, it is likely that we will see the same three-year cycle reappear from 2014-2017.
21 Years for Joseph: 2014-2035
Recall that the time of Jacob’s trouble is two cycles of 21 years each. The first was about enslavement or bondage, and it resulted in the transfer of the Dominion Mandate to slave masters who were not qualified to rule the earth.
We are now about to get back the Dominion Mandate. We will then enter the second 21-year cycle (2014-2035), whose purpose is to receive the Birthright of Joseph (1 Chron. 5:2). The prophetic patterns will shift from Judah (or David) to Joseph (or Ephraim) and reunite the two under one Head, Jesus Christ.
Gen. 49:10 says that Judah’s mandate lasts only “until Shiloh comes.” In later years, Shiloh was the priestly town in Ephraim, the birthright tribe of Joseph. It was also Joshua’s tribe. It speaks prophetically of the second work of Christ, which I explained in my book, The Laws of the Second Coming, chapter 11.
Christ came the first time from the tribe of Judah and of the house of David to secure His throne rights—the scepter. But He comes the second time as a manifestation of Joseph with His robe dipped in blood (Rev. 19:13; Gen. 37:31). This is now emerging in the 21-year cycle from 2014-2035.
Earlier, from 1993-2013 we engaged in spiritual warfare to be set free from Mystery Babylon and to secure the dominion mandate from the beast systems of this world. But now we are entering a new time of Jacob’s trouble, during which time the overcomers will secures the Birthright of Joseph. So we read in 1 Chron. 5:1, 2,
1 Now the sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel (for he was the first-born, but because he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; so that he [Reuben] is not enrolled in the genealogy according to the birthright. 2 Though Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came the leader [nagiyd, “ruler, captain, prince”], yet the birthright belonged to Joseph.)
Joseph was thus treated as if he were the first-born son. This Birthright is all about Sonship and stewardship of the earth’s wealth that God owns by right of creation.
Genesis 49:22 Jacob prophesies, “Joseph is a fruitful bough” [Heb. ben, “Son”]. It is about Sonship and the manifestation of the firstborn Sons of God. Gen. 49:26 says,
26 The blessings of your father have surpassed the blessings of my ancestors up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; may they be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of the one distinguished [nazir, “consecrated, set apart, separated from”] among his brothers.
The word nazir refers both to Joseph’s special consecration as the Birthright holder, and to the fact that he had been separated from his brethren for 21 years.
The blessings associated with the Birthright come from “the everlasting hills.” This is repeated in Moses’ blessing on Joseph in Deuteronomy 33:13-16. In verses 15 and 16 he is blessed “with the best things of the ancient mountains, and with the choice things of the everlasting hills, and with the choice things of the earth and its fulness.”
This refers to mining, agriculture, fishing, and all the things that God created for our benefit. These have been misused by the beast empires of the past, but when these are transferred to the true stewards, the saints of the Most High, the wealth of the earth will be used to establish the Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
That, I believe, will be a prime focus in the 21 years that lie ahead. The 121st Jubilee, I believe, will then be declared in 2035, completing the second work of Christ.
Nearing the End of Tribulation
Meanwhile much of the Church is still awaiting a 7-year period in the future which they call “the great tribulation.” They do not realize that we are nearing its end and that it was 7 x 360 YEARS long.
Many are still straining their eyes looking for a future Antichrist, when in fact there have been many antichrists who have usurped the throne of Christ in the past (1 John 2:18). The foremost of these were the Jewish leaders who acted according to the pattern of Absalom, who had usurped the throne of David with the help of Ahithophel, David’s friend who betrayed him. Ahithophel later hanged himself (2 Sam. 17:23), setting the pattern for Judas (Matt. 27:5).
David returned to reclaim his throne, and Absalom—the antichrist of his day—was killed (2 Sam. 18:15). This prophesied of the coming destruction of the Jewish state.