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Why all the pessimism?

Dec 29, 2015

There seems to be a recent outbreak of the pessimism virus among the leaders of the Babylonian system. First, the Pope was pessimistic a few weeks ago when he said,

While the world starves, burns, and descends further into chaos, we should realize that this year’s Christmas celebrations for those who choose to celebrate it may be their last.

Unless the path to peace is recognised, we must weep for those innocent victims who grow by the day, and ask God for forgiveness. As Jesus and God weeps, I do too.


Then, as if to echo his concerns, the Queen of England said the same thing:

In what now seems to be a terrifying affirmation, the Queen of England told her subjects to "Enjoy your last Christmas" - similar to Pope Francis a week ago.

The Queen dropped a bombshell while filming her annual Christmas Message for the BBC, hinting at deep personal regrets over what many have believed was the murder of Princess Diana, a BBC insider claims.

Clearly troubled, the Queen allegedly said, “She knew too much.” The Queen also allegedly asked her subjects to understand that the Royal Family simply did what was necessary to ensure their own survival.

Senior BBC production staff and palace advisors scrambled to cancel the take, but not before the Queen expressed dark fears that this will be the last Christmas on earth because malevolent forces, much stronger than her own, are stalking across Europe, gaining ground every day.

I hope you enjoy your final Christmas,” she said bitterly, before BBC staff, under strict orders from palace advisors, cancelled the take and sent junior staff on an early lunch.

Later in the day the Christmas message was re-done, the second take proving less troubling.


Well, I am happy to inform you, along with the queen and the pope, that their world no doubt is crumbling, but the Kingdom of God is ready to burst onto the stage and bring fresh air to this troubled world. Babylon is falling for certain. The kings of the east are rising, as prophesied in Revelation 16:12.

The ancient kings of the east (who overthrew Babylon) were Cyrus and Darius, kings of Persia and Media. Today those roles are being filled by China and Russia. Even as the king of Media was at the forefront of the war—and actually took the city of Babylon—so also is Russia today at the forefront of the war.

Only the Babylonian king had reason to be pessimistic. The rest of his government officials had reason to be anxious, but as it turned out, Darius and Cyrus did not kill them but continued their employment in the service of the new government. (This included Daniel himself.) The city was not demolished, but was brought under new management. So also is the situation today. Those who do not understand the ancient pattern of prophecy are unnecessarily fearful.

Two out of three heads of this dragon have shown pessimism. Perhaps soon we will see the same from the spokesman for the head of the third city-state, Washington D.C.

Meanwhile, of course, things are not looking good, especially in Europe and America. In fact, the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better. But things are happening just beneath the surface and behind the scenes which are very encouraging.

Since November 12/13, 2015, we have been seeing major events occur in the world, which show me that we are now in the greatest rerun of the original prophetic pattern in 1981. In other words, the same dates that were important 34 years ago are popping up again. We have seen this in past years, as I described in my book, The Wars of the Lord. However, this time I am seeing the strongest pattern yet.

The full cycle is from November 12 to January 27, which, were the parameters of the original prayer campaign of the Net of Prayer in 1981-1982. It was the original 76-day cycle, though I did not recognize this until the mid-1990’s. The major dates during that original pattern were repeated in 1982-1983 and again in 1985-1986. It has repeated from time to time since then in partial ways (where only about half of the watch dates manifested anything significant).

But this year (2015-2016) I have seen major events occur on ALL of the original watch dates since the Paris attack on November 13. It is clear that something major is brewing for 2016. There will be good news, and there will be bad news. The signs that I have already observed in the past two months have been good sometimes and bad sometimes. It is like we are in a transition period.

Then on December 18 this year I was led to start a cleansing fast. Though it is not a total fast, I lost 15 pounds in the first 10 days. After the first few days had passed, my doctor (Chad) suggested a particular program that came in two stages: 7 30 days. At first I thought this was just a 37-day program, but finally it occurred to me that since I had already started fasting a few days earlier, this was actually a 40-day cleansing fast.

Furthermore, it is scheduled to end on January 27, the last day of the current prophetic cycle.

That was when I began to realize that this was far more than just a cleansing fast for health. Its purpose is to bring the victories of the original prayer campaign (34 years ago) into the earth. It may also be seen as a “book end.”

Years ago I pondered the idea of going on a lengthy fast, perhaps even 40 days, leading into the end-time work that I believe I am called to do. The obvious pattern has always been Jesus’ 40-day fast in the wilderness prior to His ministry. In the 1980’s, when I did a lot of water fasts, I could never get beyond 21 days without alarming other people. But this time is different, because it is a healthier type of fast, and I realize that this is what God intended for me all along. It is now the right time and the right way for me to do it.

This seems to imply the unfolding of a new work ahead. Beyond that, I know little other than what has already been revealed in past years regarding the Open Door Ministry. In fact, I expected to see a “funding” sign for this today or tomorrow, based on the pattern of 1981. Today I received two such signs, one more personal in nature, the other being global, but both being in the “good news” category.

I may be able to say more about these signs at a later time. (Sorry about that.)

The bottom line is that while the queen and the pope are pessimistic about the world situation, I am very optimistic about it. The others see only the present world order falling apart. I see the divine plan being worked out steadily. That is the key. If you understand prophecy and have some grasp of timing, it is easier to view the world as God views it. There is no panic in heaven, so if we have the mind of Christ, we should have no fear here on earth. The earth is not destined for destruction, but to be subjected to the authority of Jesus Christ.

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