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Prophecy for a New America

Dec 05, 2016

There was an interesting prophecy in 1981 that appears to be nearly completed.


“When you see that the Berlin wall comes down and when you see the Soviet Union take a severe blow then it makes a recovery, and then you see the death of Fidel Castro; then shall come the collapse of the economic system of the United States.”

The Berlin Wall came down on November 9, 1989.

The Soviet Union officially dissolved December 31, 1991

The USSR was replaced by Russia, which recovered after President Putin took leadership.

Fidel Castro, age 90, died November 25, 2016 and was buried December 4, 2016.

Next, according to this, is “the collapse of the economic system of the United States.”

My Analysis

But keep in mind that prophecy is usually misunderstood. In this case, there are different ways in which a “collapse of the economic system” could take place. No doubt most assume that this means very difficult days ahead, with the dollar collapsing, high unemployment, and stock market crashes. But there are other ways to view this.

First, it is not the economy itself that is supposed to collapse, but rather “the economic system.” The system is how things are administered or the laws on which the economy are based. It could mean that the Federal Reserve System is going to be replaced by something else. This would actually be positive, rather than negative, although the old owners of the system would probably put up a fight, causing some temporary disruptions.

The 1981 prophecy above suggests that the death of Fidel Castro is perhaps the final major sign of the coming change in our economic system. I find it curious that this prophecy was given in 1981, the same year that my real story began. In fact, my “crucifixion day” at Las Cruces, New Mexico, occurred on December 4, 1981, and 35 years later Fidel Castro was buried on the same date. Coincidence? Maybe—if you believe in such coincidences.

But as for me, that original pattern of dates from November 12, 1981 until January 30, 1982 is currently being re-run in 2016-2017. I have seen reruns many times over the years, each having different actors on the stage. Each rerun overlays a few new details in the mix. For example, in the 1981-1982 pattern, the main theme was death (Passover, crucifixion). A year later the main theme was resurrection, as I came out of the “wilderness” into a new life.

In both cases, December 4 was crucial. In 1981 it marked the time of “death,” and in 1982 it marked the time I began to rise from the dead.

The pattern was a microcosm of a much bigger picture, as God required me (as an intercessor) to experience the death of others in order to come out the other end in resurrection. This experience itself was a prophecy that others would also be raised up in similar fashion. Of course, I was unaware of the prophetic significance of this until a year later when it was revealed in January of 1984. At that time God led me to Ezekiel 4:5, and when I expressed frustration at my lack of understanding, He told me to “count the days,” and I then discovered (by the timing) that I had been called as an intercessor.

Ezekiel 4:5 speaks of the prophet lying on his left side for 390 days as an intercessor for the house of Israel. My 390-day cycle began on December 30, 1981 when we physically drove out of Las Cruces, officially beginning the “wilderness” period. It ended 390 days later, on January 23, 1983, when we arrived in Batesville, Arkansas to begin a new life.

A year later, on January 23, 1984 the Lord revealed the 390-day cycle to me, and then I began to understand what had happened. I was an intercessor the church. In fact, I also discovered that I had undergone a 40-day period immediately after the 390-day cycle had ended. Recall that Ezekiel had been called to lie on his right side for 40 days (Ezekiel 4:6). This 40-day cycle was revealed on February 5, 1983, and it applied to February 28 to April 8. I had to travel during that time on an intercessory trip for “church leaders.”

Even so, I did not realize at the time that this had been patterned upon Ezekiel 4:6. Only a year later did this revelation come to me.

Then in late 1985 and early 1986 the same pattern emerged once again, as the Lord enlarged upon the theme of death and resurrection. This time it involved Pastor Thomas in Batesville, Arkansas. In June of 1985 we had been instructed by the Lord to pray 3 months for “revival,” and in the middle of that time the church began to experience this. Most of the church members received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, but the pastor himself was still resistant.

On December 1, 1985 the Lord showed me that we were again experiencing the same earlier pattern and that he was going to leave the church on December 30. I knew this, because I had left the church in Las Cruces on December 30, 1981, and a year later on the same day I had received a telephone call offering me a job in Batesville, Arkansas. Hence, December 30 was a “leave” date. So I knew he was planning to “leave” four weeks later on December 30, 1985.

Well, he did. We were having a men’s meeting that Monday evening, and about 9 pm the pastor suddenly stood up, turned to our host, and said to him, “All I want is the communion table, because that was my mother’s.” He then stormed out of the meeting and slammed the door behind him. Everyone was stunned, even though most of them knew what I had told them ahead of time. In fact, three of us at the meeting had prayed and fasted for the pastor that same day.

The next evening, as we prepared to go to our New Year’s Eve prayer meeting, I asked the Lord what the problem was—other than the fact that he was resistant to the Holy Spirit. He gave me 1 Corinthians 11:30, “For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.”

It was then my turn to be stunned, because on December 29, the day before the pastor left the church, he had taken communion with us. In that church, we did not take communion weekly, nor even monthly. In fact, there was no particular schedule. But it appears that Pastor Thomas had decided to have one final communion before leaving the church.

The problem is that communion is “common union,” and it is a covenant of fellowship with Christ and with each other. He took communion “unworthily” (1 Corinthians 11:29 KJV), because he was planning to break fellowship with us. So when God gave me this answer, I immediately saw that the pastor had “died” according to the word: “and many sleep.”

This revelation stressed me, because I had been quite close to him. He was even a father figure to me. So I asked the Lord what could be done about it. Was there nothing we could do? We knew from other prophetic time cycles that his actual death was scheduled for April 12, 1986, which was just a few months away.

The Lord then told me, “he needs someone with the authority to raise the dead.”

I then knew the solution to the problem, for two months earlier, on November 10, 1985, I had been to a church about 55 miles away and had been led to anoint that pastor with the authority to raise the dead. The precise word of the Lord was: “By his hand I will raise the dead.” At the time, I had been totally embarrassed by the situation, not wanting to make a fool of myself in a strange church. But I did as I was instructed and then left as quickly as I could.

But then on December 31, I knew that he (Pastor Joe) had been anointed to raise Pastor Thomas from the dead before he died on April 12. This, I knew, would cancel his death warrant. But I did not know when a meeting could be arranged between the two pastors. Nor did it seem possible, and even if it were to happen, would Pastor Thomas really agree to receive the Holy Spirit??

Well, a few days after this revelation, in early January 1986, a vice-president of the company where I worked (who had been at the meeting when Pastor Thomas left the church), came into my office and asked me: “Well, Mr. Jones, what’s going to happen next?”

Of course, I did not know until he asked, because he drew the answer out of my spirit. “Pastor Thomas is going to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit on January 27, and it will be administered by Pastor Joe.”

The VP laughed and said, “Not in a million years!”

But it did happen. January 27 was one of the key dates from the 1982 and 1983 patterns of death and resurrection—specifically the 1983 pattern as I was coming out of my wilderness (death) experience. I had arrived in Batesville on January 23, but I had flown to New Mexico on January 30 in order to pick up all of our furniture that had been in storage for over a year. I had understood at the time that the flight was symbolic of my resurrection and ascension.

So three years later, on January 27, 1986, Pastor Joe decided to come to Batesville, wanting to meet with us. We hastily arranged a meeting at the same house where Pastor Thomas had left the church a few weeks earlier. This was the first time that I had seen Pastor Joe since I had anointed him with the authority to raise the dead (November 10, 1985).

I called Pastor Thomas and told him the situation. I told him frankly that I had discerned some time ago that Pastor Joe was the one called to administer the baptism of the Holy Spirit to him, and that he was coming to meet with us that evening. “You are welcome to come, if you want,” I said, “and if not, we will understand.”

Well, he came, and he received the Holy Spirit. In fact, as he told us afterward, he was so drunk on the Holy Spirit that it reminded him of his old alcoholic days in his youth.

But Pastor Thomas was also a type of King Saul. Saul was crowned on the day of wheat harvest (i.e., Pentecost), as we read in 1 Samuel 12:17. He was also filled with the Spirit (1 Samuel 10:6, 10, 11). Saul was a type of the church under Pentecost, which was why he was numbered among the prophets, but Pentecost is also a leavened feast (Leviticus 23:17). This is why he set the pattern for the authoritarian, rebellious church that was yet to come.

The fact that Pastor Thomas was a type of Saul worked to his disadvantage, because just two weeks later, on February 9, 1986 he reverted back to his original authoritarian problem as a Saul type. (That story is too long to explain here.) As a result, we did not know what would happen to him on April 12. Yet the Lord assured us that we have “saved his life” by our intercession.

As it turned out, Pastor Thomas burned himself very badly on April 12 and was forced to retire shortly after that. The doctor told him he was very lucky to be alive. He died on February 9, 2008 after living another 22 years, much like King Saul had died 22 years after he was rejected as king for sparing King Agag (1 Samuel 15:9, 11, 22, 23, 26).

The incident happened in Saul’s 18th year, and he died in his 40th year, 22 years later.

Present Application

These patterns (especially this 30-year pattern from 1986-2016) seem to be applicable this year (2016). November 14 was the start of this year’s two 76-day cleansing cycles. The first 76-day cycle goes from November 14 to January 28/29, 2016. This year it appears that Donald Trump is playing the role of King Saul, even as Pastor Thomas did in 1985-1986. The theme of resurrection and the baptism of the Holy Spirit could very well emerge, if Kim Clement’s prophecies about Trump come to pass.

Clement prophesied in 2006 that Donald Trump would be filled with the Spirit after he came into office. That sounds a lot like Pastor Thomas in 1986, and the date of January 27-29 this year is after Trump comes into office. So that is the time to watch. We should look for a death of the old USA and the birth of something new, and perhaps the sign of this will be when Donald Trump is filled with the Spirit.

Of course, we never know exactly how these patterns will play out in real life. In the end, we have to wait and see what the Father does. But it is my hope (expectation) that before Trump could be filled with the Spirit, we ourselves ought to be experiencing the Holy Spirit in an increased manner. I expect to see the outpouring of the Holy Spirit come to us incrementally over a period of months, with special focus on certain watch dates derived from earlier patterns.

Further, since King Saul has been at the forefront of the earlier prophetic patterns, this could also turn out to be a mixed bag. I believe that those of us who are of the feast of Tabernacles will be blessed in a much greater way than those who cannot go beyond Pentecost. But an outpouring of the Spirit in America and the world would still be a welcome event, even if affects people differently according to their capacity to be filled.

The most important dates to watch would be December 30, January 17, 23, 27-30. As we draw near to these dates, the picture may become clearer, and I will share more at those times.

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Blog Author: Dr. Stephen Jones