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)
#04-1022
When The Structures Crumble,
Testify of My Kingdom
March 5, 2010
On February 27, 1995, I heard a very specific exhortation that I believe came from the Lord: “When
the structures crumble, testify of My kingdom.”
In a very general sense, I knew this word referred to the shaking that is coming (Hebrews 12:26-28);
however, I had no specific sense of how it might be manifested and, as such, what to look for. After all,
the 90’s were a time of peace and prosperity. What structures were going to crumble? Were they
physical structures or something else, such as governments or man-made systems? At the time, I gave
no further thought to the matter and simply wrote the word in my journal, and frankly, forgot about it
for many years. In a sense, life just went on as usual with its ups (highs) and downs (lows).
It wasn’t until the year 2001 that I began to sense a change was coming to the world. I recall exhorting
an elderly Jewish woman, a survivor of the Holocaust, that great change was coming and that it was
time to look to God. This sensing began early in the summer of 2001 and intensified as September
approached. In my spirit, I knew something was coming.
It was no coincidence that on the morning of September 11, 2001, before I knew that a terrorist attack
was eminent that very day, my heart was deeply burdened to begin writing on the matter of watching,
with specific reference to the second coming of Christ and the manifestation of His kingdom on earth. It
was on this specific day, early in the morning, that I purposed to begin testifying of the kingdom of our
Lord with greater intensity and urgency.
I was sitting in my office meditating on how to start a new book on the subject. It was a beautiful day;
the sky was as blue as I had ever seen. There were no clouds in the sky, and the birds outside my opened
window were singing happily. As I was getting ready to write, my phone rang; it was from a friend who
told me that I needed to immediately turn on the television. I did, and a short time later, I, along with
millions, watched the first of the twin towers of the World Trade Center crumble to the ground,
followed within the hour by the fall of the second tower.
When I saw the two structures crumble, I knew that the spirit of God had given me a witness of the
burden that had been placed upon my heart. There were two structures, which is a witness. What is the
witness? The kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ is coming (Revelation 11:15); the
governments (kingdoms) of this earth are about to change hands as all the cities of the nations will fall
(Revelation 16:19), and Christ will take the scepter of the kingdom of the heavens over this earth, as
promised through the Hebrew prophets. Why testify? Because His kingdom is coming!
We saw further evidence of the structures crumbling from 2007-2008 as the global financial system
of Mystery Babylon began to be shaken to the point that it almost totally collapsed on September 18,
2008. The smart Babylonian leaders believe they pulled it back from the brink of total collapse, but it
was God’s doing, for it was not His appointed time. Though it tarries (takes time; seems slow in
coming) , wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay (Habakkuk 2:3b NASB).
Now, fast forwarding to the year 2010; last night, sometime during a restless sleep, the thought came to
me that when I got up in the morning, I needed to look at my journal to verify the exact day in February
when I heard the word about the structures crumbling. I knew it was in 1995 but had forgotten the exact
day. I was surprised to learn that the day was the 27 th , which is the same day 15 years later that the 7 th
strongest recorded earthquake in history hit Chile and its structures literally crumbled to the ground.
See issue #04-1021, March 2, 2010, Chile Quake . As the Lord has taught me, we need to transcend time.
I realize that some might think this is merely coincidence and, perhaps, I am trying to turn over too
many rocks, so to speak, to link world events to God’s shaking in these last days. But I do not believe so.
I do not believe in coincidences, for God is the Sovereign of His Creation, and He alone is working out
His purpose of the eons through His Son, our Lord Jesus. Besides, I have too much history with the
Lord to discount such things. As I look back over the years since He broke into my life, a clear pattern
has emerged as to how and when He gives me revelation, especially regarding His purpose and His
kingdom.
For a number of years, I hesitated to share all that the Lord seemed to have impressed upon my heart
for fear it was not from Him but rather from an overactive mind or some external influence. However, I
now believe that I would be remiss and unfaithful to the gifting the Lord has given me if I hold back in
these last days.
On January 17, 2010, the Lord impressed on my heart to pray for the earth for what is coming upon it.
At first, there will be little disturbances in all corners of the earth that will seem disconnected, but they
are connected, for the final judgment of the earth has begun that will lead to the coming of the kingdom
of our Lord. The disturbances will be like waves, and they will move across the globe until they hit the
US. I know this seems like doomsday talk, but I see it as good news, for it speaks of the glorious and
mighty change of government that is coming to the nations of this earth. The kingdom of righteousness
is coming, for the King of Righteousness and Peace is coming! It is time to look up!
It is no coincidence that exactly 15 years to the day after being told “when the structures crumble, testify
of My kingdom” that the 7 th strongest quake hit Chile. The number 15 signifies rest and rest signifies the
7 th day, which is the millennial kingdom of Christ. It is also no coincidence that I had a restless night
until the Lord revealed the connection of rest this morning. Now, I am rejoicing!
But why does the number 15 signify rest? Believe it or not, I did not see the linkage to the Feast of
Tabernacles (Booths) until today. You see, the experience of Tabernacles, when the sons of God will be
manifested and from their innermost being will flow rivers of living water (John 7:38), begins on the
15 th day of the 7 th Hebrew month, which, in 2010, occurs on September 23 rd . Tabernacles is
characterized by rest, that is, no laborious work of any kind is to be done. The same principle applies to
the Feast of Unleavened Bread that commences on the 15 th day of the 1 st month (Leviticus 23:6-7).
(34) “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘On the fifteenth of this seventh month is the
Feast of Booths for seven days to the LORD. (35) On the first day is a holy convocation;
you shall do no laborious work of any kind. (36) For seven days you shall present an
offering by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and
present an offering by fire to the LORD; it is an assembly. You shall do no laborious
work. (Leviticus 23:34-36 NASB)
Further, the 7 th or sabbatical day of rest speaks of the coming millennial kingdom of Christ (Lord’s Day)
that follows the 6,000 years or six 1,000-year days set for man (Man’s Day).
For he hath said somewhere of the seventh day on this wise, and God rested on the
seventh day from all his works…. (Hebrews 4:4 ASV)
Dear brethren, we have some difficult days ahead of us, but be encouraged that the day of rest follows.
The Lord is coming! The number 27 signifies the preaching of the good news . Truly, this is good
news.
I have more to say on this matter, so please see the next issue.
The Upward Call: #04-1022
by: Stuart H. Pouliot