The Republic of Israel--Part 1
Aug 23, 2011
In looking back to the year 2010 to see what happened on a prophetic level, there is one prime event that seems to fulfill all of our expectations.
It was the restoration of the Republic for the United States, which had come to an end in 1860 when the southern delegates walked out sine die (without setting a time to return). The original constitutional government of America that was set up in 1789 ended shortly after Lincoln was elected in 1860, and by the time he was inaugurated in March of 1861, he essentially had no lawfulcountry to rule. So he ruled by martial law and by Executive Order in the only way that he was able under the circumstances. Then he was assassinated in 1865 before the original Republic could be lawfully re-established.
In 1871 a new government was incorporated in Washington D.C. called THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, identified in legalese as a corporation with all capital letters. The previous Republic still existed on paper, but it was "uninhabited" by government officials. The officials in Washington D.C. were inhabiting the new government only.
The point is that in 2010 the Republic was restored lawfully by the citizens' grand jury, and new representatives were elected to reinhabit the original Republic. Hence, we now have two governments, one very large, and one very small.
For many years (at least since 1997) we had been wondering what would happen in 2010 in regard to the Kingdom of God.
In October of 1997 the Promise Keepers descended upon Washington D.C. to crown Jesus King. We had been watching for such an event already for some years, because 1997 was 390 years after the establishment of the Jamestown colony in Virginia in 1607. This was the first permanent British colony in North America.
The number 390 is the biblical number indicating "No King in Israel." (See chapter 13 of Secrets of Time.)
We also knew that there were two main colonies to watch. The first was the Jamestown colony in 1607, but the second was the Plymouth colony in 1620. Having seen the 390-year cycle completed from 1607-1997, culminating with the recognition of King Jesus, we then knew to watch the year 2010 for the second part of the prophecy to be fulfilled. It was 390 years from 1620-2010.
This second cycle was actually more significant in that it actually goes back to the fall of Samaria, the capital of Israel, in 721 B.C.
When Israel's last king was killed in 721 B.C. at the fall of Samaria, Hosea's prophecy in Hosea 3:4 began to be fulfilled: "For the sons of Israel will remain for many days without king or prince." A series of 7 periods of 390 years began at that time. The first 6 ended at Plymouth in 1620, and the 7th cycle ended in 2010.
Between the two colonies, we were able to observe two events that provided us with a double witness. Yet more than that, the two events were necessary to complete the prophecy. The first one gave us a King in 1997, the second in 2010 gave our King a Kingdom to rule--The Republic of Israel.
For the past year I had thought in terms of a mere double witness of proclaiming Christ as King. Hence, I had assumed that the Glenn Beck rally in late August of 2010 was the second witness of Christ's coronation. I still believe this, but now I am seeing that the restoration of the Republic is the second part--forming the actual Kingdom itself.
Now I do realize that there is a difference between the Republic and the Kingdom of God. But insofar as the earthly expression of the Kingdom is concerned, this Republic is the restoration of the Israel Kingdom that was destroyed in 721 B.C., or 7 x 390 years earlier. This new Republic is as much the Kingdom of God as the Kingdom of Israel was prior to its destruction in 721 B.C. Hopefully, however, this time it truly will express the laws and faith of the Kingdom as God intended.
In fact, if we go back to 1776, which was the date of the Declaration of Independence, by which authority the Republic was set up in 1789, we see further connections to the House of Israel.
Ancient Israel began to be deported to Assyria in 745 B.C. This was the early beginning of their great tribulation 24 years before the actual fall of Samaria. According to the laws of tribulation in Lev. 26, if Israel violated their covenant with God, He would judge them "seven times" (Lev. 26:18, 21, 28). A biblical "time" is 360 years. Seven times is therefore 7 x 360 = 2,520 years.
If we count the years from 745 B.C., we find that 2,520 years ended in 1776 A.D. This was the beginning of the end of Israel's long tribulation period. When it ended, God established a new nation, a new Republic of Israel here in North America. Whereas the tribes of Israel had been "lost" and scattered in the dispersion, this new nation brought the tribes back together, saying: "out of many, one."
Many do not know that the people founding this new nation were the descendants of those lost tribes of Israel, who were scattered into Assyria. (See chapter 4 of my book, Who is an Israelite?)
It was important to God that the connection between Israel and America remain hidden for a while longer. God knew that the original Republic would last only 70 years before being replaced by a new corporate government. It would take a second beginning for the new Israel nation to be established permanently.
This is what happened in the year 2010 with the reinhabiting of the Republic. Some men had studied the history and the law sufficiently to accomplish this legal work. To my knowledge, they were unaware of the significant TIMING of their work in Bible prophecy. God loves to use people unwittingly, because this is His way of proving His sovereignty. I have no doubt that these men and women had a strong sense of calling and felt compelled to restore the American Republic. However, they were unaware of the stream of prophecy in which they were flowing, and certainly, they did not understand the 390-year cycle from 1620. Neither did they fully understand how they were connected to the earlier work that the Promise Keepers did in 1997.
God uses everyone to accomplish His purposes. Most of the time, they do not fully comprehend how God orders all things according to His calendar. It is my purpose to encourage you as you see the hand of God at work. I believe it is also very important that the representatives of this Republic understand the prophetic importance of what they have accomplished, in order that they do not allow differences of opinion to divide them.
To all of those honorable officials of the Republic, I say: You are a part of one of the most important projects in the history of the Kingdom of God. While this Republic is not (yet) the Kingdom itself, it is certainly a re-appearance of the biblical Kingdom of Israel. I believe it is a transition toward the Kingdom of God itself. It is not perfect, but as the founders said, it is "a more perfect union."
Remember that disunion was the problem in 1860, and it destroyed the Republic after just 70 years. The Republic remained dormant for 150 years until the year 2010. Do not let any differences bring about another "Civil War." Now is the time and opportunity to unite under the headship of Jesus Christ.
This is the first part of a series titled "The Republic of Israel." To view all parts, click the link below.
Dr. Stephen Jones