THE UPWARD CALL
Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet;
but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God
IN CHRIST JESUS.
(Philippians 3:13-14 NASB)
Tax Day Tea Party #2
April 15, 2009
It has already been shown that Jacob’s distress started with Jacob, individually, and then was repeated
with the sons of Israel, nationally. For 21 years, Jacob was in bondage to Laban, and, for 210 years,
Israel was in bondage to Egypt. Further, for 21 years, Jacob was separated from his son Joseph, whom
he presumed was lost (dead), and for 210 years, the house of Israel was separated from the house of
Judah until Israel was taken into Assyrian captivity and dispersed among the nations and presumed to
be lost as they became the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Matthew 10:6; 15:24).
We need to be clear that being lost is not a reference to eternal salvation but rather a reference to the
house of Israel losing its national identity. A compelling case could be made, and has been made by
others, that the house of Israel was dispersed throughout Europe, the British Isles, North America
(Canada and the United States), Australia, and South Africa. They were the Caucasians that first
migrated north by way of the Caucus Mountains and spread throughout Europe and eventually into
North America. Of course, if one follows this understanding, it would of necessity eliminate the current
state of Israel in the Middle East from being the lost house of Israel. This is a major topic unto itself, so
I must leave it for a later time.
An understanding of the 21-year and 210-year cycles will go a long way toward improving, if not
transforming, our understanding of end-time prophetic events and, frankly, lead us away from much of
the great tribulation and rapture (left behind) teaching of our day. Based on the following, an argument
could be made that the history of the US is a modern-day fulfillment of Jacob’s distress, which means
that we are approaching the end of a time of distress instead of heading into one. In fact, it appears that,
based on the 210-year cycle, the history of America has been and continues to be on a parallel course
with the history of ancient Israel, starting with their tax revolt.
So, let us consider the parallels.
First , the house of Israel revolted against the high taxes of the Davidic kingdom, and the American
colonies revolted against the unfair taxation of the British kingdom. In both cases, a division of what
could be called brothers occurred; after all, those that populated the American colonies had come from
Britain and Europe. In the case of America, the American Revolution began two years later, leading to
the independence of the colonies and the formation of a new government on July 2, 1776.
Second , there were 13 original colonies that rebelled against Britain and became states, and there were
13 tribes of Israel. It is a fact that Jacob had 12 sons, but it is also a fact that Joseph’s two sons, Ephraim
and Manasseh, who were blessed with the name Israel, became two tribes, yielding a total of 13 tribes.
Further, the number 13 generally refers to rebellion . Rebellion is a major part of the history of ancient
Israel, and it was through rebellion that the American colonies were released from British control.
Third , following the division of Solomon’s kingdom, another event occurred in 745 BC when the
Assyrians began to take captive the house of Israel that was located in Samaria. This is where it gets
interesting, for 2,520 years or twelve 210-year cycles from 745 BC is the year 1776 AD, which is when
the new government was formed that became the United States. So, 2,520 years after Israel fell into
captivity, America was released from captivity. One government began to fall, another began to rise. By
the way, the number 12 signifies divine government , which adds further credence to the importance
of these cycles and God’s hand in the governmental affairs of ancient Israel and the US.
Fourth , 24 years after the first assault upon the house of Israel by the Assyrians, the capital of Israel
located in Samaria finally fell into the hands of the Assyrians. This introduces another 2,520-year cycle
that overlaps the first one. From 721 BC to 1800 AD is also 2,520 years or 12 times 210 years. (There is
no year between BC and AD). The year 1800 was a very significant year for the US as its capital was
officially transferred from Philadelphia to Washington DC, where it has remained for nearly 210 years
(i.e., the year 2010). One capital fell, another was raised. Again, we see the number 12 in action as it
relates to the seat of government.
Fifth , the number 21 refers to a time of distress or affliction . Jacob and, later, the nation of Israel
went through periods of distress, and so has the United States. Actually, it appears that the US has been
in Jacob’s distress for its entire history. The year 1986 marks the end of a 210-year cycle starting in
1776, which is the 13 th such cycle from 745 BC. Dividing these 210 years into 21-year segments and
studying their history reveals that the US has engaged in a war or conflict in every single 21-year period.
Through today, the US has been engaged in 20 wars or conflicts, of which 12 were major.
Sixth , the year 1986 does have some significance in regard to taxes. Those who label themselves
conservatives fondly look back to the presidency of Ronald Reagan (1981-1989), who emphasized lower
taxes and less government. Significant changes occurred in the level of taxation and the tax code itself,
beginning in 1981 and culminating in 1986 with the enactment of Tax Reform Act of 1986 ,
acknowledged as one of the most far-reaching reforms in the history of the US income tax system.
Seventh , from the beginning of Israel’s captivity (745) to the fall of its capital (721) was 24 years.
Likewise, from the release of the American colonies (1776) to the rise of its capital (1800) was 24 years.
Further, the time separating the end of the first overlapping 210-cycle (1776-1986) and the end of the
second overlapping 210-cycle (1800-2010) is 24 years. Is this a coincidence or a prophetic 24-year
cycle? There are too many similarities between the events surrounding the history of the house of Israel
and the United States to write them off as coincidences. With God, nothing is a coincidence; everything
is planned out according to His purpose. I realize that some reject the whole notion that America, as
well as Canada, Great Britain, and other nations could somehow be part of the prophetic history of the
lost house of Israel, but given the above, how are we to explain these facts?
Eighth , perhaps it is significant that as we approach the year 2010 , which will complete the 210-year
cycle that began in 1800, there are over 2,000 tea parties being held all over the US. Will we see a
culmination of this movement in 2010 that will lead to the demise of the US tax system? Is this when
the American people will be released from the cord of falsehood that has held them captive (see
issues #02-08125, September 9, 2008; #02-08132, October 23, 2008)? Will it be the end of Jacob’s
distress? Will this be when the lost house of Israel begins to take on its national identity once again?
Will Israel declare that God rules ? And I am not referring to the state of Israel in the Middle East that
has usurped the name of Israel and has no right to it. I am referring to the true spiritual Israel of God,
the one that has been in the heart and plan of God from the foundation of the world. Will this be when
the house of Judah (the King) and the house of Israel (the Kingdom) are reunited as foretold in
Scripture? Will it be the year in which the loud voices in heaven proclaim that the kingdom of the
world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ (Revelation 11:15 NASB)?
I have not kept it a secret that I believe the year 2010 is of great significance to the United States, the
world, and the ecclesia. If interested, please read my article #18, When the Day Comes [The Year 2010] .
I also have not kept it a secret that, based on a dream and other words that have come to me, the
political system of the US is being judged, which will lead to the release of the American people from the
political cords of falsehood. Will the year 2010 usher in the end of one capital that has moved off the
foundation of trusting God and the rise of another capital built upon the foundation of the kingdom of
our Lord? Is this when the light of the kingdom will begin to dawn upon the world? The number 22
( light ) follows the number 21. Interestingly, the US started in rebellion with 13 states but now has 50
states. The number 50 signifies jubilee . Is a jubilee coming for the US and perhaps the rest of the
world? Time will tell, so we wait.
I leave you with this word that came to me at 4.44 am on April 13, 2009: “A crisis is coming.” The
number 444 is a triple witness of the number 4 , which refers to the world . What is coming will not
only affect the US but the entire world! We don’t need a tea party; we need a jubilee!
Let us wake up, repent, light our lamps, and endure to the end!
The Upward Call: #03-09115
by: Stuart H. Pouliot