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Round two of the Dragon War exposed the nature of the children of flesh, tacitly giving us God’s reason for casting out the son of the bondwoman. Frank Sinatra did things his own way in contrast to Elway, who did it God’s way. Then Bill Clinton illustrated it on stage for the entire nation to observe. His womanizing ways were justified through legalism and the misuse of language, setting a new low standard of morality and hypocrisy in government.
The Wild Donkey’s Nature
The angel had called Ishmael a pereh awdawm, “wild ass man” in Genesis 16:12), not hesitating to be politically incorrect. The term was used later by the prophet to describe fleshly Israel in Jeremiah 2:20-24, and this well describes America today as well:
20 For long ago I broke your yoke and tore off your bonds; but you said, “I will not serve!” For on every high hill and under every green tree you have lain down as a harlot. 21 Yet I planted you a choice vine, a completely faithful seed. How then have you turned yourself before Me into the degenerate shoots of a foreign vine?
America was set free of the oppression of King George in the Revolutionary War, but yet the nation soon became “degenerate.”
23 How can you say, “I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baals”? Look at your way in the valley! Know what you have done! You are a swift young camel, entangling her ways, 24 a wild donkey [pereh awdawm] accustomed to the wilderness, that sniffs the wind in her passion, in the time of her heat who can turn her away? All who seek her will not become weary; in her month they will find her.
This describes a wild donkey that is in heat. Her desire to mate is so great that she can be found without difficulty and without becoming weary. Such was Bill Clinton’s reputation for all to see. Not only was he a pereh awdawm with Monica Lewinsky, but also with many others, including Paula Jones. Bill Clinton settled her case against him on November 13, 1998 for $850,000.
The Clinton Era
The underlying question, of course, is how Bill Clinton was able to gain political power in the state of Arkansas, which is part of the “Bible Belt.” The answer is that millions of Christians voted for him to be their governor, and then again to be their president.
I was there at the time. In our small town of Leachville, AR, having 19 churches that served just 2,000 people, virtually all of them voted for Bill Clinton in 1992. After his inauguration as president, his first act was to change the military policy for homosexuals to “Don’t ask; don’t tell.” Immediately, the entire town regretted voting for him. Yet he was a reflection of their own fleshly hearts, and they got the man who best represented the children of the flesh.
Bill Clinton was impeached by the House on December 19, 1998, but the Senate did not convict him, nor did it remove him from office. As far as the public was concerned, the government had approved of Clinton’s sins. A new lower standard of morality was thus written in stone.
Nonetheless, Bill Clinton humbled himself on September 11, 1998, giving the nation a three-year delay of the divine judgment that was to come. Since his inauguration in 1993, we had expected to see the president humble himself, even as King Ahab did in 1 Kings 21:29. I am not aware that any of the church prophets foresaw that side of King Ahab, nor did they recognize what happened when Bill Clinton followed Ahab’s example.
Bill’s time as a type of Ahab extended from his inauguration in January of 1993 until the Twin Towers demolition on September 11, 2001. Hillary’s time as a type of Jezebel extended 15 years from September 11, 2001 until September 11, 2016, when she collapsed at “Ground Zero” during the Twin Towers memorial. As we will see later, her collapse marked the end of her political career.
Repairing the Breach
After the completion of the Dragon Wars in 1999, the wall was repaired at San Francisco in the year 2000. It was 52 years after 1948, the year that the Latter Rain revival began, and 52 years after the establishment of the Israeli state. In 1948 the Church gave its Birthright to the Zionists, and Britain withdrew from Palestine. Although this was part of the divine plan, as I showed in The Struggle for the Birthright, it did cause many problems in the Church and in America as well.
Back in the days of Nehemiah, it took 52 days to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 6:15). We recognized this pattern of Nehemiah applied to the year 2000, which was 52 years after 1948.
I was invited to speak at a Spanish church in Redwood City, CA, just south of San Francisco, and so I flew there on July 7, 2000. As the plane landed, I suddenly realized that I had been sent there to witness the repair of the breach in the prayer wall around America. The breach had occurred at the prophetic “Sheep Gate” in San Francisco in 1981, and this had provided the impetus for the first prayer campaign of the Net of Prayer. The Golden Gate Bridge represented the “gate,” so I discerned that a prophetic work would have to be done there during my time in San Francisco.
A week later, on July 11, 2000, the Camp David summit was scheduled to begin under President Clinton, who had invited Palestinian Chairman Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Barak to make a peace deal. The timing of this summit, coming at the same time as the spiritual work at San Francisco, showed the connection between these two events.
Those talks ended July 25 with a dispute over the status of Jerusalem, causing a further breach. On the same day the Concorde crashed in Paris, and the Lord said, “Peace has been taken from the earth.” Precisely 414 days later was Sept. 11, 2001, when this word was fulfilled. But that is a later story.
Declaring the Repair of the Breach
Pastor Raphael, Carlos, and I made arrangements to go into San Francisco itself on July 12 to have breakfast and then to scout the territory and discern what God might be saying. Before leaving the house, God gave me a Scripture for the day: Luke 3:16, 17,
16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose; he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire; 17 whose fire is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
Based upon this Scripture, the Word of the Lord came to me, saying,
“This is the end and completion of the wall around the New Jerusalem. Once it is complete, I come to inhabit My temple, My people. I come as fire to consume all that is within My walls. All flesh shall see My glory, for I shall baptize all men with unquenchable fire.”
We drove north on Hwy. 101 to San Francisco. As we passed Candlestick Park, I asked, “Is that THE Candlestick Park? The stadium?” He affirmed that it was. Who could forget the images of the World Series being played there when the city was shaken by the 7.1 Richter earthquake on Oct. 17, 1989? The quake had stuck the day after I had resigned from the Net of Prayer, so I remember it well.
I said, “This is where we are to do the prophetic work today. But let's have breakfast first and come back later.”
After breakfast, we decided to walk down Market Street. “Yes, we need to inspect Sodom,” I said. I did not know my way around the city, but the Lord said to me, “Go to Fifth Street. There I will show you the sign you need to see.”
“Is there a Fifth Street anywhere near here?” I asked.
“It's down one block,” my companions informed me.
“Good,” I said. “That is where we need to go to see the sign God wants to show us.”
We continued to Fifth Street but saw nothing. “Let's cross the road and go back on the other side,” I said. We crossed the road, and then we saw two girls holding up a large sign, like a banner about six feet by three feet, which read in large lettering,
San Francisco On Fire
It matched the Scripture and Word that the Lord had given me earlier about the baptism of fire that would consume all flesh. The second line on the banner gave a date: July 15, 2000 and advertised what I thought was a Billy Graham Crusade. However, Billy Graham was not the sponsor of that crusade. To this day I do not know who sponsored the Crusade.
I nudged the others and said, “See there? That's the sign that God is showing us. Now we can leave.”
We then returned south and stopped at Candlestick Park. When we arrived, we found a flurry of activity as workmen were building a platform inside the stadium. We learned that this was where the Crusade was to be held that was being advertised on the banner in the city! The Crusade was scheduled for July 15, 2000.
So we knew that the work of repairing the breach in the wall around spiritual America had been completed. On the evening of July 15, we had a home meeting, where we pronounced that the wall had been officially repaired.
The next day, July 16, we were then led to inspect the work. Eight of us walked across the Golden Gate Bridge and back to inspect the “Sheep Gate” and again proclaim it to be fully repaired.
The completion of this wall-building work prepared us for the full authority that the overcomers were to receive a few months later on Nov. 30, 2000, which was the end of the 7½ year transition from Saul to David. The Word of the Lord revealed to us that we had been repairing the wall around the New Jerusalem. This is the capital of the Kingdom, the residence of the King, and we are that city.