The door is opening
Mar 11, 2013
As the prayer campaign nears its final victory on March 18, we are seeing some very important signs that tell us what is being accomplished.
March 8 was an important watch date, on account of the fact that the events 12 years ago have been the strongest parallel to 2013. Recall that in 2001 we engaged in a series of three prayer battles against the seven princes over America. Those dates were:
This year on February 28 Pope Benedict abdicated (or “retired”), so I was looking at March 8 for a second sign. I was not disappointed, but I was surprised to get two signs. The first was a financial sign, which was to be expected, because 12 years ago we overthrew the Prince of Usury, who was one of the seven princes over America. Seeing this sign tells me that we are drawing near to the time when God funds the Open Door Ministry. This is the world-wide ministry that God has talked about for 30 years.
The second sign was the actual door opener, but this requires more explanation. The precise circumstances, location, and people involved are confidential, but I will try to explain how it relates to the Open Door Ministry. The main point is that this sign occurred on February 23, but I was not informed until March 8. (That was obviously the appointed time to receive the revelation.)
On February 23, 2013, in a far-away place overseas, a stick (staff) was planted in a holy place as a prophetic act, whereby an invitation was sent out. Those involved in this have a certain level of understanding, but their actions also opened the door for the establishment of the Kingdom of God in their country.
I had already received revelation that we received a significant breakthrough on February 21, not knowing yet of what was to come on February 23. In my weblog from 2/22/13 I wrote about how the staff of authority bore fruit twelve years ago on February 21. I then concluded:
“It should be apparent by now that it is not possible to write a simple statement about the significance of February 21, 2013. There is always much background necessary to convey any serious understanding of any event. But with this background that I have written here, I can say that we received confirmation from another friend that the revelation finally came today, allowing the coming prayer battle to be won.”
I suggest that you re-read this entire weblog in conjunction with what is now being revealed. The stick that was planted on February 23 was actually a staff representing the one that bore fruit on February 21, 2001. Keep in mind that in the heavens, all time is one. Even though these events occurred 12 years apart, it is as if the dates were merged as one, and the events occurred at the same time.
The Three Staves
Many years ago, on November 2, 1985, I was led to get a staff, which represented the level of spiritual authority that I had been given during my time of training. In doing occasional spiritual or prophetic work, I was led to carry it with me as I spoke the word or decree, and then “amen” the work by striking the earth. One year later we were led to begin to cut up the staff, as it represented a work that was inadequate beyond a certain point. On November 2, 1986 we made a partial cut through the staff near the top, and a week later, on November 9, we finished the cut and disposed of the staff.
Three years later, on November 2, 1989 the Lord gave me very specific instructions to drive to a location and to cut another staff in the woods. I had to drive a specific number of miles down a particular highway near Memphis, TN, then turn right and drive for another specific distance, make another turn, and drive another specific distance. I was then to walk to the right for a quarter mile and find the specific tree to cut down as a second staff.
I followed those instructions, came upon the precise location, and cut the staff while a white horse from a nearby field watched with interest a few feet away.
Soon afterward, this staff was entrusted to a friend, and I did not see it again until this past week. It had been cut up at the Lord’s instructions, and arrived on March 7. At first I did not have any idea what this meant. But the next day was the watch date, March 8, when I was informed of a third staff that had been planted overseas, and it became obvious that the first two had been inadequate to bring about the promises of God.
I see now that these three staves of authority represent Passover, Pentecost, and the feast of Tabernacles. The first two were obtained during the Pentecostal Age, which did not end until May 30, 1993. The present one is obviously different.
Bob’s Vision on February 23, 2013
On March 8 I received an email from a friend overseas, telling me of a staff that had been planted as a summons, or invitation. My friend did not know its meaning, and so he asked for discernment. I received a few insights, and so I sat down at the computer to respond to his email. I had written a few lines when the telephone rang. It was Bob. He wanted to tell me of a vision he had about two weeks earlier.
After my conversation with him, I asked him to write down the details of his vision and send them to me immediately, so that I could finish my other email. Here is what he wrote:
Hi Dr. Jones!
As you know, I have had a vision. Yes, it was on a Saturday, and yes, I think that certainly it came on February 23, 2013.
The vision was as follows: I was at home during the day, and decided to take a nap. I had just gotten into bed, pulled the covers on, and put my head on the pillow. I then closed my eyes, and just as I was getting comfortable…. FLASH! It was as if a flash bulb had gone off! It was very bright! I saw a stick. It was made of Maple or Pine, or perhaps Fir. It was a light colored wood. It was three inches wide at the very most, and towards the top was carved the number ‘612.’ That’s all I saw.
At the time, we called it a “stick,” because I had not yet made the connection to the two staves in past years. I finished my overseas email, relating Bob’s vision of the stick made of light colored wood and the bright light associated with it. He immediately wrote back and told me that the staff he had witnessed was thick, about 5½ feet tall, and also made of white wood.
Well, I know a double witness when I see one. Both events occurred at the same time, and then I was informed of both on the same day, March 8. Furthermore, while I was trying to explain the first event in an email, Bob called to give me the necessary insight to answer the email properly. How obvious is that??
And what are the odds that the second staff from 1989 would be sent to me cut up in pieces the day before I hear of all this revelation?? Even on my foggiest day, it would be hard to miss.
The Number 612
Bob saw the staff with the number 612 carved near its top. What is that? 612 is the numeric value of some key words in the Bible.
The Hebrew word beriythi, “My Covenant” (as in Jeremiah 34:18).
The Greek word graphe, “Scripture” (as in Luke 4:21).
The Greek word apokatallaso, “reconcile” (as in Ephesians 2:16).
I believe, then, that 612 on the staff means that God’s Covenant in Scripture is being fulfilled to reconcile all nations to Himself as “one new man.” This is the context of Ephesians 2:16, and it is particularly relevant to the Open Door Ministry.
Perhaps I should also mention one further detail at this point. When the staff was planted, they prayed to the God of the Door. Jesus said in John 10:9, “I am the door.” The context showed Jesus as the “Good Shepherd” (John 10:11), and in verse 16 He says,
16 And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they shall hear My voice; and they shall become one flock with one shepherd.”
This is the reconciliation of the nations to Christ. They are the “other sheep” who must “become one flock with the shepherd.”
Paul’s Macedonian Call
The staff planted on February 23, 2013 is much like Paul’s vision found in Acts 16:9 and 10,
9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; a certain man of Macedonia was standing and appealing to him, and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 And when he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
In Paul’s vision he witnessed an invitation to come and teach the gospel to them. Obviously, the “certain man” who sent out this invitation had not yet heard of Jesus Christ, so we might say he was an unbeliever at the time. (Actually, he was a future believer.) In the same manner, the one who planted the staff on February 23 is currently an unbeliever, and yet in early January God gave specific revelation saying that this same person was a future believer, who would play a major role in our ministry in the near future.
While Paul’s vision was a call to Macedonia, we have been given a call and have been sent an invitation by the Spirit in a similar fashion. It is the call that we have awaited for a long time, as God has prepared us for many years. We could not fulfill this calling with a Passover training staff of authority, nor even a leavened Pentecostal staff, but only with a spiritual staff representing the authority of Tabernacles.
When God calls, He also provides the means to fulfill that calling and prepares the way ahead, opening doors that had previously been shut. For this reason I see that the current prayer campaign is opening the doors to a new work, a greater ministry than we have seen up to this time. No doubt many will be affected by it, even those not called to go to foreign countries. We are entering into a new day.
Dr. Stephen Jones