The end of the prophetic year
Oct 16, 2014
There are many ways to measure a year, but one way is to look at the Prophetic Year. It ends on the 8th day of Tabernacles (today) and then, after a short interim, it begins with some event or revelation—usually in early November.
The prophetic year ending today had its start on November 14, 2013. It was the Year of the Open Door. Today is the climax of the year, and so today we will proclaim the Door to be open.
We expect opposition to occur, attempting to block us from taking advantage of this open door, so we know that this open door will only lead to a spiritual battle against those who have no respect for the decrees from the divine court.
In the past we have seen how the forces of darkness always refuse to abide by the decisions of the court. They do not want to give up power. This is not surprising. It has happened many times in the past.
When Joshua was commissioned to bring Israel into the land of Canaan, the Canaanites did not give up the land quietly. Years later, when the kings of Judah lost the dominion mandate to King Nebuchadnezzar (Jeremiah 27:5, 6), Judah refused to comply with the divine decree as well. It is a natural reaction of the carnal mind to do what is in one’s own self-interest, rather than to be concerned with God’s interests.
Today is the day that the divine court has determined that the beast systems shall lose the dominion mandate to rule the earth. Will they comply? Of course not. They will fight to retain power, and in so doing, they will lose both power and money. In fact, God has hardened their hearts, because He seeks occasion against them. Why? So that by their non-compliance, their ill-gotten wealth will be confiscated by the overcomers.
We see such an example in the story of Samson, who wanted to marry a Philistine woman. His parents opposed this marriage, but we read in Judges 14:4,
4 However, his father and mother did not know that it was of the Lord, for He was seeking an occasion [legal cause] against the Philistines…
The same occurred in the days of Moses. God hardened Pharaoh’s heart in order to bring judgment upon Egypt and to transfer wealth from Egypt to Israel. If Pharaoh had let Israel go, the Egyptians would have been able to keep all of the wealth that they had amassed from Israel’s labor. God had given Egypt authority over Israel for centuries, but the Pharaohs had abused their authority and had used it to enslave, rather than to be a blessing to all families of the earth.
The same has occurred with the beast governments since Nebuchadnezzar. They have all abused the dominion mandate and have used it to enslave, rather than to set the earth free into the glorious liberty of the children of God. So God is not only overthrowing them, but He is also hardening their hearts so that they will fight the divine decree and thereby lose all of the wealth that they have accumulated over the years.
But this means we are heading into spiritual warfare in order to take the earth for the Kingdom of God. We have already experienced the beginnings of spiritual attacks from those who are aware that their time of authority is expiring today. While most Christians are oblivious to this, and most would not believe it if they were told, the forces of darkness believe and are afraid. Hence, they attack us.
The 2001 Connection
Recall that we engaged in much intense spiritual warfare throughout most of 2001 as a result of the transfer of authority that occurred on November 30, 2000. That transfer was from Saul to David—that is, from the Church under Pentecost to the Overcomers under Tabernacles.
Prophetic “Saul” had died in 1993 after ruling for 40 Jubilees (since 33 A.D.). The “David” company of Overcomers had to wait 7½ years to receive the full authority, as per the pattern in 2 Samuel 5:5. But when the time came for the full allotment of Saul’s spiritual authority to be given to the Overcomers, the Church refused to comply with the ruling in the divine court. Hence, we ended up in spiritual warfare from January to November of 2001.
This established the pattern for the year 2014, for we are now seeing the transfer of authority on a greater scale. No longer is this a transfer from Saul to David, but it is now a transfer from the beast kingdoms to the saints of the Most High. In other words, it is not simply a dispute over spiritual authority that had been given to the Church at Pentecost in Acts 2. It is now a greater dispute about authority over the entire earth.
The Two Brides of Christ
In 2001 we did what the Church was supposed to do. The Church had failed to bring righteousness into the earth, because it was sidetracked by the love of power and money. Most of the time, the Church (as a whole) sought to enslave the people, rather than to set them free. They sought to obtain church members (servants/slaves under their authority), rather than point to Christ as their King.
Our revelation was that the Overcomers are called to set Christians free from the oppression of their own churches, wherever slavery may be found. Since the Church under Pentecost was crowned in 33 A.D., there have been two churches—two brides of Christ—one who was of Hagar and the other who was of Sarah. There is a bondwoman company and a freewoman company. Both are legitimately the brides of Christ, but they have differing relationships. The bondwoman has an indirect relationship with Christ, because she is in bondage to Church hierarchies. The freewoman has a direct relationship with Christ, because she does not obey Church organizations when they contradict the word or revelation of Christ.
Those who are of the freewoman are the overcomers. Christ is first in their lives. The Church can do no better than second. The overcomers understand priorities, and thus they do not worship the Church, making it an idol of the heart. The Church ought to be respected for the authority that it received at Pentecost in Acts 2, but at the same time we must not let that respect overrule our own leading by the Holy Spirit.
On January 29, 2001 the Church lodged a complaint in the divine court against the overcomers, disputing the transfer of authority that had occurred two months earlier. We answered the dispute and were led to put up our staves in the temple of heaven to see whose would bear fruit. The answer came on February 21, as I wrote at the time. We then began to engage the seven princes over America in spiritual warfare—something which the Church had failed to do during their time of authority.
The warfare climaxed in November 2001 with a prayer campaign called “Entering the Millennium of Rest.” In this campaign, we bound Satan himself on November 5, 2001. But since all spiritual warfare occurs in the second heavens and is not bound by earth time, this great event would not apply in the earthly dimension until a future time. It is no different from Jesus’ death on the cross, which also put all enemies under His feet, and yet had to be worked out through earth time until its completion.
In our case, 2001 is like 2014. We are now preparing for a second battle that will take the 2001 warfare to a new level of manifestation. I am quite sure this will not be the final one where Satan is literally bound according to earth time, but yet this battle will bring this event closer to its final fulfillment as mentioned in Revelation 20:2.
Binding Satan on November 5, 2001 marked the start of the next prophetic year.
That warfare had come about through revelation in late October 2001. It was revealed that certain Satanists were planning their usual human sacrifice for Halloween, and that we were called to make a decree from the divine court outlawing human sacrifices on October 30. The Satanists violated that decree on Halloween night, giving us legal cause to engage them in spiritual warfare the next day, November 1, 2001.
The warfare itself was called “Entering the Millennium of Rest,” which was to end with the coronation of the overcomers on November 14. But the court case itself had a separate name, “Ye Shall Surely Perish,” and this ended November 5 when Satan was bound.
We have enquired of the Lord to know how the 2001 warfare might parallel the warfare that we are about to fight in 2014. However, God will not give us any details until we have received the full authority today at 2:52 pm Central Standard Time. After pondering the unusually specific time for this transfer, we had the insight that it is probably connected to the 2,520 year cycle that is now ending. Also, this revelation was received next to Highway 252 just north of Minneapolis.
This much we know, and so I am sharing it with you. We will continue to study our records from November 2001, for there is much that happened at that time. It is likely that the revelation, angelic releases, and divine court decrees from that time will apply in a greater way in 2014. But for now God is keeping this secret from us, because we must focus on the present.
Dr. Stephen Jones