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
April 7, 2017
One thing is clear; we are living in troubled times for all the nations, and it is heating up. In the United States, it
seems that the term united no longer applies, perhaps not so much at the state level but definitely at the individual
level. This is not a new phenomenon, for we have been a divided nation based on national elections going back at
least sixteen years. What has changed is the animosity, anger, agitation and, at times, violence, that has been
seething and boiling up as if it is about to explode and play out on the streets. There is an unrest among the people
today that seems to ebb and flow, with the flows becoming more pervasive, at least to the degree the news reports.
Without doubt, there are many reasons for this seething unrest that range from ideology to a mindless
zombification of the masses that no longer think for themselves or with much logic. Some of what is being said or
done is so off-the-wall, illogical, and inconsistent from one thought or action to another that it appears as some
new form of social and political insanity , and many are being led into this insanity unwittingly.
But, don't think for a moment that this is restricted to one faction, such as one ideological base or one realm of
media. Even those in what is considered alt-media can be led down a path of ideology that is just as dangerous as
the others, especially if all it does is support or propagate the Babylonian-Beast system of our time. Additionally,
so-called Christians are not exempt from falling into this deceptive trap.
In man's realm, the root of all this is money, power, and control. However, there is another realm that is far more
nefarious. Let us not lose sight of Paul's exhortation that it is not ours to wrestle with blood and flesh, but with
the sovereignties, with the authorities, with the world-mights of this darkness, with the spiritual forces of
wickedness among the celestials (Ephesians 6.12 CLV). These forces are the true pot-stirrers and the fire-stokers.
The last issue of The Upward Call was titled The Boiling Pot , which explained a vision/dream I had about a boiling
pot of confusion out from which came Jesus, the only answer to all this confusion. I did not specifically include the
agitation of our time in this issue but, on further reflection, it is very much a part of the boiling pot. If you have not
read it, here is the link: http://www.kingdomandglory.com/tuc/tuc680.pdf
In some respects, confusion can be benign in its manifestation. However, unrest speaks of something much deeper
in the heart and soul of the people, and this unrest is being played out in the media, whether it is social media,
mainstream media, alt-media, or whatever other label one cares to use. However, the problem with all this media,
and there is a ton of it every day, is where the truth lies in it all. In short order of searching through the many reports
on countless subjects, you cannot help but think that you are being played like a fiddle, one that is out of tune,
making it a pretty vile pot-stirrer in its own right. Consequently, there is an unrest that is being stoked like a fire
with the pot seething to a boil that is ready to explode. By the way; in the vision, I had the impression that the
boiling pot was over a stove fire, meaning the hotter the fire, the greater the boil until perhaps it boils over.
To be clear, the answer to this unrest has not changed. The only answer to the heart of man is the Person of the
Lord Jesus, the Anointed One of God, who overcame sin and death and is now seated at the right hand of God,
waiting to return to earth to make His Third Presence known and establish His Kingdom among the nations. We
must not be moved from this assurance, which is our expectation, a sure thing. For more on the number of
presences, see article #65, Who Are You, Lord? Here is the link: http://www.kingdomandglory.com/art/art65.pdf
One question that seems to prevail is: How will all this play out? There are plenty of theologians, commentators,
prophets, preachers, money-makers, and the like that claim they have it figured out, but as for me, it does not
matter how events unfold. All that matters is that it will unfold, all in accord with God's plan and timing, and the
Anointing and Presence of the Lord that are coming will usher in the new age of the Kingdom of our Lord and of
His Christ . I have learned it is best to hold to the big picture and not get caught up in the weeds of events that come
and go on a daily basis, that is, unless the Lord has revealed an event ahead of time. Then, we must see it as an
encouragement that God's plan is being worked out, not something to build a ministry around, as so many do.
As shared in many postings, including those under the heading "Prophetic," I believe the Lord has made it clear to
me over a period of years, most notably starting around 1995, that the structures of man will crumble (and they
are, with more to come), tumult will come (and it has, with more to come), seismic change will come (and it has,
with more to come), and great upheaval will come upon the earth, both naturally and institutionally (and it has,
with more to come). The fact of the matter is that this has been occurring for some time now, especially since the
turn of the century and the new millennium. It will only intensify in the days and years to come until it reaches an
apex that will bring our present wicked age to an end, for a Righteous King is coming to establish a new age of
peace . Even this morning, I was given more word on what is coming in our present age, and unfortunately, it involves
Some might rightfully argue that these things are so general that they could apply to many periods of world history.
Quite true; however, these things are cyclical, and it is now our turn to go through them. But more importantly,
they are necessary to usher in the Kingdom of God's Son. The heart of the world must be exposed as to its true
condition, which is idolatrous and antichrist. God does not have to bring these things upon the world by His direct
intervention. All He has to do is remove His hand of protection that stays the power of evil and allow the heart of
the world to fully manifest, a heart that rejects His rule and does not know His Son.
Now, I have held that with the turn of the 21 st century, we entered a 21-year cycle divided into three seven-year
periods: 2000/2001 to 2007/2008 to 2014/2015, with an endpoint of 2021-2022, and 2021 possibly being the worse
year the world will ever experience. By the way, according to this cycle, 2021 runs from September 19-20, 2020 to
September 7-8 (Wednesday), 2021. Check out this link: http://www.kingdomandglory.com/prophetic/p09.pdf
During 2008, especially leading up to the Financial Crisis of 2008, I had many dreams and words. In particular, I saw
the Titanic sinking and the word May and the year 1917 scroll across my vision. This is recorded in the following
1917 was a significant year on many fronts: the Russian and Bolshevik Revolutions (March 8/November 7) began
that led to the rise of the Soviet Union in 1922; the USA entered World War I (April 6) that put us on the path to
become the world's hegemonic super power; the so-called Fatima visions manifested to three children in six
apparitions (May 13-October 13) that furthered the Roman Catholic's veneration of the virgin Mary; the Balfour
Declaration supporting a Palestinian home for Jewish people was issued (November 2) that led to the modern state
of Israel (May 14, 1948); Great Britain, under the command of General Allenby, took control of Jerusalem (December
9) that goes along with the Balfour Declaration. Obviously, these were all historical events. But, in a general sense,
they speak of war, revolution, take-over, and even religious deception (both Catholic and Jewish).
Frankly, I have been puzzled over the message of this scroll. As some have pointed out, 2017 is the 100-year
anniversary of these historical events. Is 100 years significant? Will we see similar types of events manifest this
year? The Lord knows, so I leave it with Him, knowing that His Father has set the appointed times leading up to the
glorious Day of Christ and they must and will come right on time, just as Jesus must return on time.
One thing I know is that the word for 2017 is that we who are called and chosen are completely victorious through
Christ who loves us, and the number 17 signifies victory . Man fails, but God's Son prevails. No matter what comes,
the victory has already been won in the Son of God's love, whose origin is love. Love never fails.