Saddam Hussein Hanged
Dec 30, 2006
This web log will stretch most of you, but because it is in print, you can study it piece by piece if necessary.
I recently did a series on the prophetic history of November 21-29 and also of January 23. These dates have been prominent as part of a general prophetic pattern since 1981-1982, starting with the first spiritual warfare in which I participated. That time of warfare extended from Nov. 12, 1981 to January 27, 1982.
The primary theme of the prayer campaign was "Father, free our brethren from the Broken Cross System." From the moment of the first prayer campaign, God began to move toward setting me free from my own Church, which I had established a few months earlier. I later came to see it as my own little "Babylonian Kingdom," and I thanked God for setting me free of it.
After resigning as pastor of that Church on Dec. 5, 1982, we physically left town on December 30, 1982. And so, December 30 became another of the key pattern dates that would manifest in various ways in later years.
Three years later on December 1, 1985, I suddenly began to see that the Church we were attending in Arkansas was following a similar pattern of timing. Because of this, I suddenly knew that the pastor of that Church was going to resign and leave the Church on December 30, 1985. I gathered together some intercessors to pray about this and to discern further details. What we discerned all came to pass on December 29 and 30, culminating with the pastor leaving the Church without prior warning on the evening of December 30.
He never knew that three of us had fasted that entire day for him. We knew it was deja vu from 1981, but he was unaware of it.
The pastor's nickname was "Red." We saw no particular significance of this at the time, though we were aware that Edom means "red." Yet the pastor was a good friend and did not have the character of Esau-Edom at all. Nonetheless, today in 2006 we can see that his nickname prophesied of today's hanging of Saddam Hussein.
What is the connection? Hussein was captured on December 13, 2003 when pulled out of the so-called "spider hole" just south of Tikrit, his home town. We recognized this date as a type of Purim, because it was the 13th day of the 12th month on our calendar. Purim is the 13th day of the 12th month on the Hebrew calendar (Esther 9:17).
This may not have had significance, except that the first Gulf War in 1991 ended on Purim. At that time we began to discern a Haman connection with Saddam Hussein. Haman was an Agagite, or a descendant of King Agag the Amalekite, who was overthrown by King Saul (1 Samuel 15; Esther 3:1).
The Amalekites themselves were descendants of Amalek, grandson of Esau-Edom (Gen. 36:12) through Eliphaz, whose name means "my god is fine gold."
Thus, Haman, the Agagite, was descended from the last king of the Amalekites, an Edomite tribe whose god was fine gold. In other words, they had a love of money, the root of all evil (1 Tim. 6:10).
When Saddam Hussein was pulled out of the "spider hole," the soldiers found $750 million in the hole with him. This event signified the uprooting of the money tree from the heart and the overthrow of Haman, the Agagite, the Amalekite, and the Edomite.
Am I going too fast for you? I don't want to confuse you with too many details, but these are the connecting links between Saddam Hussein and the Bible characters that allow us to understand how prophecy is being fulfilled this very day.
If you have kept up with the web logs in the past year, you may recall the history found in the book of Jasher that Esau killed Nimrod and stole his garments by which he ruled Babylon. This established a prophetic pattern in which the descendants of Esau-Edom would take over the control apparatus of Mystery Babylon in the modern world at the end of this age.
This occurred in 1948 with the establishment of the Israeli state. That year 1948 was the end of 8 x 414 years of Babylonian rule, beginning in Judges 3:8, when the king of Mesopotamia (Babylon) first conquered Israel and ruled it for 8 years. It set a pattern of 8 periods of Cursed Time (414) that would not end until 1948. Likewise, after 2 x 414 years, Babylon fell to Medo-Persia in 537 B.C. Another 6 x 414 years ended in 1948, when the modern Edomites took control of Palestine and set up the Israeli state.
Again, I hope that you have followed the web logs for the past year, so that I do not have to explain this at any length. To see how the Jews conquered and absorbed Edom in 126 B.C. and how they became the heirs of the prophecies of Edom, see my web logs dated August 22 and 23 on "Ishmael and Esau."
To see how the bitter root of Babylon's love of money has to be rooted out, see "The Origins of Babylonian Rebellion," dated June 24 and 26.
To get a grasp of the Gulf War and its prophetic history, see "The Big Prophetic Picture" dated February 10 and 11, or read the booklet online, The 1986 Vision of the Two Gulf Wars.
All of these previous web logs have laid the foundations by which we may understand the huge prophetic significance of today's date, with the hanging of Saddam Hussein. Even as Haman was hanged on his own gallows, so also was Saddam Hussein hanged on the gallows this morning.
Hussein thought of himself as the reincarnation of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. He even attempted to rebuild the ancient city of Babylon, with each brick bearing his name on it. In other words, he set the prophetic type by his own mouth. He was a type of the King of Babylon, even as Jezebel was the type of the "Queen of Heaven."
See also "A Date with Jezebel," dated June 22, where I told how we had been led to go to Los Angeles last January 6-8 to take Jezebel captive. We were not led to get rid of her altogether, but to use her as bait to capture "Lucifer," the King of Babylon. In Isaiah 14:12, the phrase, "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer," carries a numeric value of precisely 1,656, which happens to be also the year of Noah's flood.
We have shown since last February that this entire year has signified the Year of Noah. So it is not surprising that we would see Saddam Hussein--a type of the fallen King of Babylon--tried, convicted, and hanged before the end of the year 2006. It also has a strong Edomite connection through Haman, the Amalekite, which prophesies of the Israeli state. Even as "Red" left the Church on Dec. 30, 1985, so also is Edom being pulled out of the Church today, 21 years later.
Likewise, it speaks of economic matters in that Hussein, whose god was fine gold, was a type of the root of all evil being pulled out of the spider hole with $750 million in cash.
The downfall of Mystery Babylon covers just about every aspect of modern life, for Babylon and its mindset has pervaded all things--including the Church.
It is enough to make one's head spin.
One final matter. The numeric value of nachash, "the serpent," in Hebrew is 358. We took Jezebel captive and set the trap for the King of Babylon on January 7, 2006. The 358th day from January 7 is December 30, 2006 when the King of Babylon, Saddam Hussein, was hanged. I guess the trap door worked.
Dr. Stephen Jones