A Prophetic History of the United States: 1860--Part 2
Mar 20, 2006
In our study of the year 1776, we noted that this date fell 2,520 years after the beginning of Israel's captivity in 745 B.C.
We also noted that Samaria was the capital city of Israel, which fell in 721 B.C., and 2,520 years later Washington D.C. was built in 1800.
The 2,520-year cycle is built upon the "seven times" prophecies of Leviticus, Daniel, and Revelation. This number (2,520) is thus 7 x 360. But it is also 12 x 210, and the number 210 (or 21 x 10) is the number of "the time of Jacob's trouble," which I explained in my book, Secrets of Time.
The year 1860 brought the United States into another type of judgment, that indicates "late obedience" from something that our founders refused to do in 1776 when they signed the Declaration of Independence. "Late obedience" is manifested by the number 434 or a multiple of it. In this case, from 745 B.C. to 1860 A.D. is precisely 6 x 434 years.
745 B.C. to 1776 A.D. = 2,520 years
745 B.C. to 1860 = 4 x 434 years (2604 years)
If you do the math, remember that because there is no YEAR ZERO, you have to go directly from 1 B.C. to 1 A.D. Thus, you have to subtract a year as you do the math. (745 1860 = 2605 minus 1 = 2604)
So with this in mind, let us ask ourselves what our founders left undone in 1776 that caused us "late obedience" problems in 1860.
In the text of the Declaration of Independence, our founders justified their actions on the grounds that King George III had violated English law itself in various oppressive ways, liberties that had long been established through the Protestant Reformation.
"The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations . . . To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world."
They then proceed to list their grievances in 27 areas of concern. These are the grievances that were agreed upon by the delegates of all 13 colonies. But there was another grievance that had to be deleted before some of the Southern delegates would sign it. Although this was left out, it really defined the earlier assertion that "all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights." It read:
"Determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought and sold, he [King George] has prostituted his negative for suppressing every Legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce. And that this assemblage of horrors might want [lack] no fact of distinguished dye, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and purchase that liberty of which he has deprived them, by murdering the people on whom he also obtruded them; thus paying off former crimes committed against the Liberties of our people with crimes which he urges them to commit against the lives of another." [See The Great Conspiracy, John A. Logan, p. 2, 3.]
As the term "men" is used in the context of black slaves being sold in the open market, it is apparent that the black slaves were included in the previous statement that "all men are created equal." The term was not to be taken in contrast to women, but in contrast to only white men.
This statement was omitted in order to secure the votes of South Carolina and Georgia.
Wayne Holstad, in his book, Leviticus v. Leviathan, p. 97, adds this:
"In the first draft of the Declaration, among the list of claims against King George, Jefferson had written: ' He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery into another hemisphere...' Southern delegates to the Continental Congress demanded that this statement be deleted from the Declaration."
And so the Declaration of Independence, which was intended to give equality to all men, regardless of race, and to recognize the rights of liberty to all men, came to be more narrowly defined as "all white men." Even so, the anti-slavery delegates themselves, who had compromised their principles, signed the Declaration only after all agreed that they would take up the issue later and abolish slavery gradually and peacefully after 20 years.
In 1784 the new Republic began to move toward the abolition of slavery. Jefferson wrote that "after the year 1800 of the Christian era, there shall be neither Slavery nor involuntary servitude in any of the said States." He said that this fact was "unalterable but by the joint consent of the United States in Congress assembled, and of the particular State within which such alteration is proposed to be made." (Logan, pages 3, 4)
But then came the great disaster. In the Articles of Confederation, this prohibition of slavery for any and all new territories yet to be joined to the Union failed to pass, because one of New Jersey's delegates was not present to vote. Because of the rules, that also meant that New Jersey's second delegate's vote was lost as well. Six states voted for the Article, three against. Others split their votes. As Logan says on page 4,
"Thus was lost the great opportunity of restricting Slavery to the then existing Slave states, and of settling the question peaceably for all time."
Three years later, the Ordinance of 1787 prohibited the spread of slavery to all the future states of the Northern Territories. This, however, only served to prohibit northern slavery, and in years to come, this was to put a dividing line between North and South.
Even so, most people of the day could see that slavery was becoming more and more of a burden to the South, depressing its economy. So most believed that slavery would soon fall of its own weight. But then came the invention of the cotton gin in 1793, and this breathed new life into the Southern slave economy. The South refused to give it up after 20 years as promised and threatened to disrupt the new Republic. The North compromised again and again to prevent a split, and this served to entrench slavery into the constitutional system, rather than legislate it away.
This issue became a thorn in the flesh of the new Republic until it finally erupted in the great culture clash called the Civil War. The South argued that they had a Constitutional Right to hold slaves--which technically they did. The North felt betrayed and were angry at themselves for compromising at the beginning. The culture conflict finally came to a head in 1860 when President Lincoln was elected, and erupted in open warfare in 1861. They seceded, not because they were being oppressed, but because they saw that it was LIKELY that legislation would now be passed which was disagreeable to them.
Because the United States is fulfilling the time cycles of the ancient House of Israel, we became liable for our "late obedience" on a 434-year cycle dating from the captivity of Israel in ancient times. When Lincoln was elected in November 1860, the Southern States began to secede from the Union. By the time Lincoln came into office in March 1861, the rebellion had already occurred, the Confederate States of America had been formed, and Jefferson Davis was their provisional President, appointed on Feb. 18, 1861.
Throughout all of this, U.S. President Franklin Pierce, a Southerner himself, did nothing. Thus, by the time Lincoln was inaugurated, the revolt was nearly complete, and he had to deal with this mess during his entire presidency. We were judged in this, but the Union was saved. In understanding Judged Time, let us not repeat the mistakes of the past.
This is the fourth part of a series titled "A Prophetic History of the United States." To view all parts, click the link below.