2001: Gideon's Army of Apostles
The final battle on March 22-24, 2001, overthrowing the last four of the seven princes over America, was divinely named, “He is Building Effective Apostleship.” In September of 2008, while on a speaking tour in South Africa, I began to get insight into the meaning of this.
In the Age of Pentecost, God gave gifts to the Church for their edification—the five-fold ministry of Eph. 4:11. But while in South Africa, I learned from John Boney that Jesus Himself did not function under the gifts of the Spirit. Isaiah 11:2 says prophetically of Him,
2 And the Spirit of the Lord will rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
In other words, He functioned by the SPIRIT of knowledge, rather than by a simple gift called the WORD of knowledge (1 Cor. 12:8). His calling stood above the mere gifts of the Spirit. Likewise, His calling stood above the five-fold ministry that was given under the anointing of Pentecost.
And so in South Africa I came to understand that under the anointing of Tabernacles God is raising up the overcomers who function in a calling that stands above the mere five-fold ministry. The revelation from 2001 uses the term “Apostleship,” but I see now that this is not on the same level as the “apostle” of the five-fold ministry. It is essentially like the Apostleship of Jesus Christ Himself, who was (you might say) the Apostle of apostles. Hebrews 3:1 calls Him “the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.”
As I pondered this, it occurred to me that I myself functioned on the lower Pentecostal level as a Teacher in the five-fold ministry. Others function in one of the other ministries. But when we engage in spiritual warfare or other types of ministry under the (early) anointing of Tabernacles, we are essentially functioning in the Body of Christ, our Apostle, and we function above the mere apostleship of Pentecost. This high-level Apostleship is a complete package in itself, rather than one-fifth of what it takes to build or edify the Church.
This is the “Effective Apostleship” that God revealed He was already building in 2001. It took me 7½ years to understand this, but we have already been functioning under this new Apostolic calling. This is most clearly seen when we engage in spiritual warfare.
On May 19 and 20 in 2001, a group of us gathered in Coer d'Alene, Idaho to petition the Divine Court that God would unite the Sons and Daughters in the Order of Melchizedek. During this time, I was led to anoint everyone with rose oil, which has a frequency of 320 Hz.
Out of this came forth a revelation that 32,000 of the overcomers have been assigned at least two primary angels, instead of just one. An angel, of course, determines one's calling, because an angel contains a specific empowering Word from God that commissions a person to do what he or she is called to do. But some have more than one angel.
The Lord then connected these 32,000 to Gideon's army. Recall from Judges 7 that 32,000 men originally volunteered for battle, but God reduced that number first to 10,000 and then to a mere 300. The fearful had to go home first, followed by those who were not discerning in their use of the Word (“water”). But in 2001 God indicated that the overcomers being called for battle were the full 32,000, because by definition they all were overcomers who did not have the problems in Gideon's day.
This was encouraging to us, because we only knew of a few people who would actively participate in spiritual warfare. The vast majority of those actually participating were unknown to us, and yet God had joined them to us by the Spirit. Jesus is the Commander of this army, and He certainly knows each participant whose spirit was joined with the rest of the army.
On July 1, 2001 the new Gideon's army was suddenly called into battle. I had just returned home from a trip, whereupon I received a telephone call from friends who told me that the battle had already begun. That evening, five of us held a conference call to determine why we were under spiritual attack and to ask God what to do about it. We discovered that certain leaders in the Church had decided to come against us with imprecatory prayer—that is, calling for God's curse upon us, as if we were God's enemies. (This was their carnal version of spiritual warfare.)
We came against that unclean spirit of Imprecation and prayed to bless those Church leaders—that is, we asked that God would cause them to repent and come into alignment with the true will of God.
The next day we discovered that we were again under attack by 280 spirits, all named “Jester.” The army of “Jester” had come against the “Effective Apostleship” that God was building. Jester's mission was to make a mockery of what God originally intended this position to be. So we prayed that God would remove false apostleship and replace it with the true. I do not think, however, that true Pentecostal apostleship will cease, for there will be many in the Age to come who will function in the true Pentecostal anointing, for many will be limited to the “outer court” realm to minister to the people (Ez. 44:10-14).
On July 3, 2001 we found ourselves again under spiritual attack, this time by the spirit of Krypton and 3,000 adversaries. The word means “hidden, secret thing,” and this is where we get our English word cryptic. This spirit has to do with the secret or hidden motives of the heart. The natural element, krypton, is the 36th element. Number 36 is the biblical number of “adversary, or enemy.” If you add up all the numbers from 1 to 36, they total 666. This attack was followed by a spiritual army of 700 spirits of Mammon, and then an army of 300 spirits of Balaam, assigned to oppose Gideon's army of 300. This took place on July 3, 2001.
Two nights later, on July 5, we came under attack by a much more powerful group. We inquired of the Lord about the nature of this attack in order to know where this was coming from and how to deal with it. The Lord told us,
“God gave to Abraham the New Jerusalem that is full of mercy. . . This is the land, and you are the seed” [of Abraham].
One of us then heard “King of the earth” and “King of the Jews.” He was surprised and asked if anyone knew of anyone on earth going by that title. Yes, I said, it is written in Niall Ferguson's book, The House of Rothschild. The Jewish Rothschild banking family often referred to “our royal family,” because they had a rather messianic view of themselves. On page 8 we read,
“They relished the sense that they were sans pareil—at least within the European Jewish elite. In this sense, phrases like ‘King of the Jews’ which contemporaries applied to them contained an important element of truth. That was exactly the way the Rothschilds saw and conducted themselves—as phrases like ‘our royal family’ in their letters show—and the way they were treated by many other less wealthy Jews.”
Ferguson continues on page 21 of Volume 1,
“His wealth was in fact intended for a higher purpose: 'to avenge the wrongs of Israel' by securing 'the re-establishment of Judah's kingdom—the rebuilding of thy towers, Oh! Jerusalem' and 'the restoration of Judea to our ancient race'.”
The Rothschild family trust was established in 1810 to work toward the establishment of a Zionist state. They believed that to be eligible as the messiah, they would have to be descended from David and work toward the establishment of a Jewish state.
At the beginning of chapter 10, Ferguson provides a quotation from the Niles Weekly Register, 1835-1836, saying,
“The Rothschilds are the wonders of modern banking . . . We see the descendants of Judah, after a persecution of two thousand years, peering above kings, rising higher than emperors, and holding a whole continent in the hollow of their hands. The Rothschilds govern a Christian world. Not a cabinet moves without their advice. They stretch their hand, with equal ease, from Petersburg to Vienna, from Vienna to Paris, from Paris to London, from London to Washington. Baron Rothschild, the head of the house, is the true king of Judah, the prince of the captivity, the Messiah so long looked for by this extraordinary people. He holds the keys of peace or war, blessing or cursing… They are the brokers and counselors of the kings of Europe and of the republican chiefs of America. What more can they desire?”
On the same page, we read a quotation from Grundlinien, page 243, which says,
“The German economist Friedrich List agreed: Rothschild was ‘the pride of Israel, the mighty lender and master of all coined and uncoined silver and gold in the Old World, before whose money box Kings and Emperors humbly bow’—in short, the ‘King of Kings’.”
Ferguson says again on page 17,
“Not only had the Rothschilds replaced the old aristocracy; they also represented a new materialist religion. ‘[M]oney is the god of our time,’ declared Heine in March 1841, ‘and Rothschild is his prophet’.”
Our revelation that we were fighting against the “King of the Earth” and “King of the Jews” was the basis for the new phase of spiritual warfare from July 5-8, 2001. We called it “The War of the Shields,” because their symbol was the Red Shield (i.e., “Roth-schild”), while our symbol was the Blue Shield. The red shield was their wall around old Jerusalem; our blue shield was the wall around the New Jerusalem—which had been repaired a year earlier on July 16, 2000 (as I wrote earlier).
The Rothschilds were represented by the archprince over Europe and America named Theos, who claimed to be “God” in the Temple (2 Thess. 2:4).