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For those who are new readers, note that today is the 22nd day of the 7th month on the western calendar. We have observed over the past 12 years that God treats July as a foreshadowing of the Hebrew 7th month. Therefore, we are given signs and insights as to what God is about to do in the actual Autumn feasts.
A few days ago, I published a report, giving projections for the coming watch dates and the reasons behind those watch dates.
I wrote about the Reconciliation Conference that we held 21 years ago from July 20-22, 2001 and how this 21-year cycle has been relevant in 2022. Back on the 19th it looked like July 20 would be the most important date in a long time. As it turned out, it was just the start, and the important dates were the 21st and 22nd (today).
The 7th Day of Tabernacles
July 21 was the 21st day of the 7th month, correlating with the 7th day of Tabernacles as well as the end of Daniel’s 21-day fast (Daniel 10:2, 3, 13). Recall that the Prince of Persia (i.e., Apollyon/Abaddon) withstood the angel for 21 days until the angel was able to give the message to Daniel.
On July 21, 2022 Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned for the second time since July 15 (1st day of Tabernacles). The first time, his resignation was rejected by the president, but this time his resignation was accepted. This event is important because of the aftermath that is coming. It appears that there will be a cascade of events that will bring turmoil beyond the borders of Italy.
An Unexpected Divine Court Case
On this same day, as I was talking to John in South Africa (online video call), Gabriel came to John’s son, Bradley, with a summons to the Divine Court. After prepping Bradley, he came to the room, and this interrupted my daily briefing. But I was able to witness a Divine Court session on a level I had never seen before.
This was just the 4th court case in the past 3 years in which God presided in His capacity as the Ancient of Days. Bradley was extremely respectful, using court protocol, referring to the Judge as “Your Honor” and petitioning with “If it please the court.” Bradley’s petitions and questions were followed by the Judge’s response, during which time Bradley was silent. He would then respond accordingly, often with “Yes, Your Honor” or “I understand.”
Quite literally, it was an unscripted conversation with the Judge during an unexpected court case. Much of what was said (and accomplished) would not be understandable to most of you, because it would require much more background in the revelation that God has been giving over the past few years. For this reason, I cannot yet write about most of the issues that were raised. But know that the Ancient of Days is judging the kingdoms of this world one case at a time.
There was one issue that Bradley raised that was out of order, and because he had requested correction in such a case, God told him to wait until later. Another issue had to be heard first, an issue that was more foundational. In fact, the more foundational issue was that “Arise and Shine” had to be implemented. In Luke 4:18, 19, Jesus appealed to Isaiah 61:1, leaving Isaiah 60:1 for us today.
1 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
Some of you know that in 1996 we moved to Minneapolis to join with a small ministry here called Arise and Shine Fellowship, a name given to them prophetically. At the time, I recalled the vision that came to me in the midst of spiritual warfare on August 29, 1984, wherein I saw a bright light over South Africa, which then moved north to Kenya through Mozambique. I wrote about it here:
At the time of the vision, I understood only that it indicated the glory of the Lord coming to (or beginning in) South Africa. I did not visit South Africa until September of 2008, when I brought the Gospel of the Kingdom to Capetown and nearby towns for a few weeks. I was there during the Lehman Brothers collapse, which threatened to destroy the world’s economies.
As we now approach the next round of economic destruction, the light over South Africa is increasing. It is like a candle with the “wicking effect,” which is where the liquid wax is drawn upward into the wick to give fuel to the candle. So I saw the light move north from South Africa to Kenya (and then beyond).
All of this was preparation for the Open Door ministry, as I wrote in The Wars of the Lord. Our recent Duluth gathering (Daleth is “an open door”) was another sign of this door opening to the world, and it seems to be connected directly to South Africa.
So part of the court case was to request God, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3). This was acceptable, and so this was pronounced over South Africa. I believe this will bring in that light and glory which I saw in 1984.
But meanwhile, Isaiah also tells us that the light must shine when the darkness is most intense. Isaiah 9:2-7 is the prophet’s main revelation about the light appearing in Zebulun and Naphtali in the time of Christ. Yet the light of Christ that appeared in Galilee must yet spread throughout the earth in our time.
How that will be implemented is a matter of our own revelation, much of which is yet private. We do not want the enemy to know our instructions, and I know that they read my posts.
Ephraim, Judah, and Benjamin
The revelation of God has clarified many things about the relationship of these three tribes and how they apply to the nations today. Representatives from each of these tribes are being raised up as firstfruits with appropriate leadership callings. Understanding this has given us much more understanding that was hidden in past years.
In the divine court, Bradley appealed to the Judge to acknowledge the united tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh and to preside over our work. He prayed that our work might be integrated into God’s plan, not for God’s plan to be integrated into our plan. It is a common mistake in the church to pray hard to try to force our will upon God until He agrees to it.
First of all, Ephraim and Manasseh are now joined as one tribe (Joseph), which God calls the United Kingdom of America (UKA). This resolves a division (and family conflict) in regard to the birthright itself. Manasseh was older, and we learned that many of his family believed they were the true inheritors of the birthright. But Jacob crossed his arms and gave the birthright to Ephraim. That dispute has been resolved now by merging the two under Christ Himself. Those who lack faith (as unbelievers or whose faith is faulty or immature) and who are not in agreement with God are not given any position of leadership.
Nonetheless, many will benefit as this calling develops in the world.
Samuel’s father, Elkanah, was an Ephraimite (1 Samuel 1:1). He anointed Saul, a Benjamite, and later David, a Judahite. This interaction between the three tribes is one of the keys to understanding the tribes today and how they manifest in the nations. South Africa is Benjamin, which was given to Judah, “that My servant David may have a lamp always before Me” (1 Kings 11:36).
In our revelation, Judah is the tribe of the righteous ones whose praise is of God, not of men (Romans 2:28, 29). Judah means “praise.” But in order for Judah to function, it must have the light of Benjamin, “Son of My Right Hand.” This refers both to Christ Himself and to His body of overcomers, the sons of God.
Ephraim (really, Joseph) holds the birthright, through whom the sons of God are brought forth. He holds the fruitfulness mandate of Genesis 1:28, having been given the prophecy, “Joseph is a fruitful bough.” The word for bough is ben, “son.”
If any of these callings are lacking, the divine plan cannot be implemented in the second work of Christ. The three must be in unity, and this is what God is presently doing in the earth, first in the remnant which leads the nations into the divine plan for the world.
The Prince of Persia Arrested
The Prince of Persia is a title. His personal name in Greek is Apollyon and in Hebrew it is Abaddon. The divine court case ended with Bradley requesting that the Prince of Persia be arrested. That was yesterday, and this morning, his arrest was confirmed. What that will mean in practice is still unknown.
That is all I have time to relate today.