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)
by – Stuart H. Pouliot
January 1, 2014
Thoughts on 2014
The last issue offered some thoughts about 2013. After posting it, a survey came out sensing the pulse of America
regarding the year 2013: 54% said it was a bad year, 15 % a very bad year, 29% a good year, and 3% a very good
year. We might say that nearly 70% of Americans are sour on this past year . To be sure, the reasons vary among
individuals, but regardless, it suggests unhappiness in the general population. The question is: Do we have any
reason to be happy in these days? The answer depends on where one's faith resides. If it resides in a person, that
is, the Person of the Lord Jesus , the Savior of the world and the King of all kings , then there is much to rejoice in,
for He is coming to judge the world in righteousness (Psalm 96:13), and by His judgments the inhabitants of the
world learn righteousness (Isaiah 26:9). This is good news; even more so, it is great news.
So, here we are in a new year, 2014. Do we have a reason, other than Jesus, to be happy about this year and what
we might face? Perhaps, not! For this reason, we must keep our eyes fixed on Him and set our minds above where
He is seated at the right hand of God the Father, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and
every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. God put all things in subjection under
His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the ecclesia, which is His body, the Complement of the One
completing the all in all (Colossians 3:1-2; Ephesians 1:20-23). It is not about us; it is about Him, that is, about
Jesus Christ, the Anointed One, the Son of God and the Son of Man who is coming to rule, not just in the hearts of
His people as He does today but to literally rule over the nations as they come to acknowledge Him as God's King.
So, look up, our full redemption and salvation is near. Let us hold fast in the faith of the Son, for He is coming.
Well, this is encouraging news, but it does not answer the question of what type of year to expect. On one level,
the answer is that I really do not know, at least, as far as the specific details are concerned. On another level,
starting in 2007, the Lord has given me a word for each year. The word for 2013 was: "Wait For it!" For 2014, the
word is: "Tumult is coming!" This will be shared in a subsequent issue. However, in this issue, I want to answer
the question on yet another level, something that I have done in several writings going back at last five years.
In past publications, I have speculated that beginning in the year 2000, the world entered into a 21-year cycle
broken down into three 7-year cycles . I likened it to Jacob's distress . I continue to offer this possibility, but now
call it spiritual intuition , a hunch, rather than speculation . Perhaps, this is one step up on the rung of becoming
reality, but it is not quite there. If this is true, soon we will enter the last 7-year cycle leading up to the years 2021-
2022 . Lord willing, an article will be posted this year that explains why in greater detail, but until then, here is the
First, I believe we need to adjust our thinking as to when the year starts by looking at events from September to
September in order to line up with the Hebrew fall feasts. Jesus fulfilled the spring feasts to the letter and the day
for His first coming, and there is every reason to expect Him to do likewise with the fall feasts for His second
coming. Only this time, He is coming to meet His people (Christians) that are the true Jews and spiritual Israel,
that is, the ecclesia, which is the Body of Christ. Besides, looking back on the last 13 years, it is clear that two of
the most traumatic events so far in the third millennia occurred in September, notably, the September 11, 2001
attack on and destruction of the twin Word Trade Center Towers , and the September 2008 global financial
meltdown . Of course, there were other great events, notably, the December 26, 2004, Indonesian 9.2 quake-
tsunami , killing over 230,000 people in 14 countries, and the March 11, 2011, Tohoku-Japan 9.0 quake-tsunami ,
killing over 18, 500 people and melting down a nuclear reactor ; an ongoing disaster.
Thoughts on 2014
Second, the 7-year cycles go like this: 2000 to 2007, 2007 to 2014, and 2014 to 2021, or 2001 to 2008, 2008 to
2015, and 2015 to 2022. With September as the start point, there is overlap with our normal calendar year; thus,
the cycles may best be viewed as 2000/2001 , 2007/2008 , and 2014/2015 , with an endpoint of 2021/2022 .
Third, there seems to be a pattern to these cycles. They start with fear and dire warnings that lead to an event
that may or may not relate to the initial warnings. In addition, monumental natural disasters have occurred on the
heels of manmade disasters. In 1999 , there was great fear and dire predictions about Y2K , which never
materialized, in spite of all the hype. But, in 2001 , America was shocked by the attack on the World Trade Center
and the Pentagon . This one event led to two major wars in which many Americans, as well as citizens of the
worn-torn countries, were either killed or maimed. A little over three years later ( 2004 ), the world experienced
one of the worst natural disasters in modern-day history with the Indonesian quake-tsunami . Take note; the
citizens of 90 countries were killed in the 9/11/01 attack, and citizens of 14 countries were killed in the natural
disaster, both signifying global disasters. Then, in 2007 , dire warnings began to surface about various sectors of
the economy and financial institutions . The next year, in 2008 , the entire global financial system and economy
was brought to the brink of total collapse and continues to sit on the precipice of collapse. It was and yet will be a
global meltdown , as this story continues to unfold. Then, less than three years later, in 2011 , the world
experienced another one of the worst disasters in modern-day history with the Great East Japan (Tohoku) quake-
tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor . Although not reported much in
the American press, the potential threat for catastrophic release of radiation throughout the globe continues, and
this does not address what has already been released and its effects on the Japanese population and oceanic food
supply. The final chapter of this disaster has not been written. Also, take note that a nuclear meltdown occurred
on the heels of a financial meltdown and both have global ramifications . By the way, based on an event I saw in
a dream that actually occurred prior to the 2011 quake-tsunami, I believe this disaster has great impact on both
Japan and America that will manifest in the future.
Fourth, much like the year 2007, throughout 2013, we heard dire warnings about impending financial doom,
especially for Europe and America, which did not come about as predicted by many. If these cycles hold, then it is
proposed that between 2014 and 2015, particularly September of either year, the world will experience another
unprecedented event or series of events, and this (these) will precipitate the last 7 years of the third cycle, which I
believe will be the worst of the three leading up to September, 2021. We can only speculate about the specifics.
However, we can be assured it will come, and it will be major. In addition, we should not be surprised if a great
natural disaster occurs within the first three years of this cycle. TUMULT IS ON THE HORIZON!
Fifth, why 21 years? Jacob experienced two periods of 21 years that constitute his times of distress or affliction.
The first 21 years occurred as he toiled for Laban as the price to have Rachel. The second 21 years occurred as he
was separated from his beloved Joseph whom he thought was dead. "Surely I will go down to Sheol mourning for
my son" (Genesis 37:35). His mourning turned into joy when he learned that his son was alive and well and was
administering the affairs of Egypt. Joseph, the holder of the birthright, is a type of Christ, the Firstborn of all
creation (Colossians 1:15), especially in light of His second coming, since the firstborn has the right of inheritance
(Psalm 2) and both had or have tunics/robes dipped in blood (Genesis 37:31; Revelation 19:13).
Sixth, why the year 2021? Admittedly this falls in the category of subjective, but I had a dream on June 26, 2003
that revealed something related to the coming of the Lord will occur on a Wednesday, September 8. This
combination occurred in 2004 and 2010; the next and last one in my lifetime that lines up with the fall feasts is
2021. In 2021, this day is Tishri 2 or the second day of the Feast of Trumpets. I have explained this in other
writings; Lord willing, it will be repeated in detail in the article I mentioned earlier. Further, the 23 rd day of the
2021 fall feasts occurs on September 29 th , which is the date of Jesus' birth. On the 23 rd day, Solomon sent the
people out rejoicing. A sign of the coming Kingdom?
Seventh, what can we expect in 2014? The warnings will continue and disruptive things will happen, pretty much
as we saw in 2013 but, most likely, with greater intensity. Keep an eye on February and July for some further
indication, with an especially watchful eye on September. Based on the overlap of the cycles, my only caveat is
that September, 2015 could be more interesting than September, 2014. At any rate: Come, Lord Jesus!