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In the progression of the Kingdom of God upon the earth, God first raised up and empowered the house of David in a 7½ year period from May 30, 1993 until November 30, 2000. This period began with the death of prophetic “Saul,” who had reigned for 40 Jubilees since the day of Pentecost in Acts 2. Prophetic “David” then received partial authority—enough to begin the work of establishing the Kingdom.
During this early phase of the rule of the overcomers representing David, “David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually” (2 Samuel 3:1). In other words, those who were of the house of Saul (i.e., Pentecost) gradually lost the authority to decide the future of the earth. Conversely, those who were of the house of David (i.e., Tabernacles) gradually grew in strength and authority to bring righteousness into the earth.
On November 30, 2000, the transition from Saul to David was complete according to the biblical pattern in 2 Samuel 5:5. “David,” that is, the overcomers, had received full authority a month earlier at the feast of Tabernacles in Champaign, Illinois. This empowered the overcomers to cast out the Old Covenant (“Hagar”) and her son—the children of the flesh—so that the true Birthright holders (“Isaac”) could be established fully.
So the White Horse Army, prophesied by Sunny Day, overthrew the earthly Jerusalem (or Jebus) on November 29 and then established the heavenly Jerusalem as the mother of the Kingdom.
The declaration was rooted in Psalm 24:1, 2,
1 The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it. 2 For He has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.
This was essentially a restatement of Genesis 1:1, which established the Creator as the Owner of all things. By right of creation, God owns all things and is ultimately responsible for all that He created, according to the laws of liability and responsibility in Exodus 22. The Apostle Paul thus wrote in Romans 11:36,
36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
Although the flesh has fought against the will of God by its own limited authority, God’s will is stronger and ultimately prevails. God’s New Covenant promises will be fulfilled in the end. He will save the world and all that is in it. All the fragments will be gathered, so that nothing is lost (John 6:12). Those who believe the promises of God understand this.
So the house of David, when it was fully empowered on November 30, 2000, declared,
"On that basis [Psalm 24:1, 2], we claim the whole earth as the Kingdom of God. The whole earth will be ruled henceforth, by the Overcomers and their decrees from the position and standpoint of the New Jerusalem. The decree will go forth no longer from Babylon but from Jerusalem."
David and Joseph
The ministry of David did not end on November 30, 2000. David’s authority reached its apex and laid the foundations for the greater work of Joseph that lay ahead. Without David’s work, Joseph could not proceed; without Joseph’s work, David’s work would be limited. Both are vital to the work of establishing God’s Kingdom.
The two works are set forth in the two comings of Christ. He came the first time of the house of David to claim His Scepter. He comes the second time as Joseph to claim His Birthright. Jesus’ death and resurrection was necessary to lay the foundations for His second coming. Without this “David” work, His “Joseph” work could not be finished. This is depicted symbolically in Revelation 19:13, where His second coming is described this way:
13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
Joseph is the only man in Scripture whose robe was dipped in blood. Genesis 37:31 says,
31 So they took Joseph’s tunic, and slaughtered a male goat, and dipped the tunic in the blood.
Prophetically speaking, the blood of the goat represented the blood of Christ in His first coming. This is described in greater detail in the ceremonies on the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16), combined with the law of leprosy (Leviticus 14). The two goats on the Day of Atonement represent the two comings of Christ. Likewise, the two doves to cleanse lepers prophesy of Christ in His two comings. The second dove was dipped in the blood of the first dove.
Thus, the law of God prophesies of Christ and reveals that He must come twice. Both comings are important. The first work on the cross makes the second possible. So also is it with the houses of David and Joseph. Jesus had to fulfill the Passover before He could fulfill the feast of Tabernacles. And Pentecost was an interim that allowed spiritual growth and cleansing by the fire of the Holy Spirit.
Saul’s Kingdom was Temporary
There are three churches in the progression of the Kingdom. The Passover church began when Moses led Israel out of Egypt at their first Passover. The Pentecost church began in Acts 2, when a greater anointing was given. The Tabernacles church is that which is arising today, and its apex will be reached when the overcomers are changed into His likeness (1 Corinthians 15:52).
The countdown toward that historic event has already begun. The rise of the house of David was the first phase toward the fulfillment of the feast of Tabernacles. The rise of the house of Joseph is the second phase. I have no revelation about the length of time this second phase requires.
Saul was a prophetic type of the anointing of Pentecost. The main sign that Samuel gave to assure him of the legitimacy of his calling is found in 1 Samuel 10:6,
6 Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you mightily, and you shall prophesy with them and be changed into another man.
A few days later, this occurred (1 Samuel 10:9, 10). A few days later Saul was crowned on the feast of weeks, later known as Pentecost. At Samuel’s coronation speech, he said in 1 Samuel 12:17, “Is it not the wheat harvest today?” It was the day that the meal offering of wheat was to be given to God so that men could begin the wheat harvest.
Hence, Saul’s reign was a Pentecostal reign, prophesying of the church that was empowered in the interim between the two comings of Christ. Though the calling was legitimate, it was not meant to be permanent, for Saul was of the tribe of Benjamin, not Judah. The Scepter had been given to Judah in Genesis 49:10. So it was inevitable that Saul would disqualify himself.
In the story of Saul’s war with Amalek, we read of Saul’s rebellion in 1 Samuel 15:23,
23 For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He has also rejected you from being king.
Saul reigned another 22 years, but his dynasty was limited at that point. The Roman Church (along with many other denominations) has claimed that its reign will never end. They cite Jesus’ statement to Peter in Matthew 16:18 as proof of this.
18 I also say to you that you are Peter; and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
Jesus’ words are true, but men have misunderstood it, not knowing that there are three churches, not just one. Acts 7:38 KJV refers to the Passover church under Moses, calling it “the church in the wilderness.” Likewise, there is a Tabernacles church that will rule in the age to come, because the Pentecost church disqualified itself in the early tenth century.
Saul was disqualified in the 18th year of his reign; the Pentecost church disqualified itself in the 18th Jubilee of its reign. Each year in the reign of Saul represents a Jubilee cycle in the history of the Pentecost church.
The Jews in Jesus’ day thought that the Passover church would rule forever, but they were wrong. They disqualified themselves by rejecting the Messiah. When the right to rule was given to the Pentecost church, they too thought their kingdom would endure forever. They too were wrong. It requires the full anointing to succeed and to establish an enduring dynasty. This is what is being given to the Tabernacles church, under whose rule the Kingdom will grow until it fills the whole earth.
Daniel 2:35 describes this Kingdom as a great Stone, which “became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.” Daniel 2:44 interprets it this way:
44 In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.
This is the final church and the final “kingdom.” It is established after the Pentecost Age has run its course. It is established also when the beast kingdoms have been destroyed. These beast empires have been ruling since the days of Nebuchadnezzar and are only now collapsing.
The house of Saul obviously disagreed with David’s divine right to rule Israel. For this reason, when Saul died, his son Ish-bosheth succeeded him and reigned two years (2 Samuel 2:10). So it is no surprise to see that the house of Pentecost refuses to recognize the overcomers’ right to rule. For this reason, the overcomers had to engage in many court battles for 7½ years before the house of David was fully empowered on November 30, 2000.
The same is true with the beast empires which have ruled since Nebuchadnezzar. They too have refused to step aside when their time expired in 2017. Hence, God is overthrowing them by spiritual warfare even now.
The Jews, too, want to rule the Kingdom from the earthly Jerusalem, but the divine court has already “cast out” Hagar (Galatians 4:30). Their plans will come to naught.
Two months after the house of David was fully empowered, the Pentecost church appealed its case to the divine court, claiming that the Pentecost kingdom retained an everlasting right to rule the Kingdom. God ruled in favor of the overcomers, as we will see, but the Pentecost church refused to accept this ruling. This resulted in another year of great spiritual warfare in 2001.
Nonetheless, the house of Joseph was rising, assisted by the house of David. This combination could not be defeated.
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