Your message burns in my heart and bones, and I cannot keep silent.
(Jeremiah 20:9)
by – Stuart H. Pouliot
War of Peace! (Dream)
On January 31, 2014, I dreamed something that was a bit unusual. I believed it was from the Lord but was
not sure if I should share it. However, this changed when I read of the death of a brother in Christ named
Bob Jones (not the founder of the university). What caught my attention was his last prophecy. I will get
to this, but first a word about the dream.
I was in a war, but it was not a typical one with people being killed; it was called a WAR OF PEACE.
At first, this seemed rather strange to me, for we normally do not think of war in this way. We might
think of fighting a war for peace but not fighting a war of peace.
At one point, I was told that I have been raised up for this war and have a critical part in it, not as a
typical soldier with guns blazing but as a peacemaker who stands and withstands in Christ, the
Conqueror of all—the Prince of Peace who has won peace for all mankind and all creation.
(I suspect that I stood representatively for a larger company of brethren; meaning it was not about
me per se but about a company of peacemakers.)
Then, I was taken back to the day when the Lord broke into my life in the spring of 1981 and revealed
Himself as the victor. As if to re-write that day, I saw the Son of God standing over the entire universe
as the Prince of Peace. This scene reminded me of the word and vision I received on December 14,
2013: All creation in the womb of God!
See: All Creation in the Womb of God
The word came: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God . Then, it
seemed as if for the rest of the night, I kept hearing: More than conquerors through Him who loves
us .
But, one more thing was revealed to me. I have believed for several years that, starting at the turn
of the 21 st century, the world entered into a 21-year period divided into three 7-year cycles. I was
led back to a dream I was given on January 1, 2007 in which I saw people buying and selling Nikes
(i.e., nikao , "to conquer or overcome") and heard the words finis and it is finished . Through this
reminder, I was given confirmation that the cycles run like this: 2000-2007-2014-2021, meaning that
we are completing the second cycle and moving into the third and last one.
See: 21-Year Cycle: 2000-2021
What seems clear is that, at some point in the near future, we will enter a period called the War of Peace .
Since we are entering the last of the three seven-year cycles leading to 2021-2022, I wonder if we will see
this war begin sometime during this last part of the overall cycle. What it will look like or who will
participate in it was not revealed to me, but we can be assured that it will be a unique time.
War of Peace
I also wonder if this goes along with the anointing that is coming prior to the presence of King Jesus.
Perhaps, we will fully comprehend what it means to shod our feet with the good news of the peace (Isaiah
52:7; Ephesians 6:15) as the anointing wells up from within us.
See: Pray for the Anointing
But there is one more possibility: this war might begin after the 21-year cycle of distress. After all, the
number 21 has a dual meaning: distress and deliverance out of that distress into light (the meaning of the
number 22).
One thing we do know is the peace of God that surpasses all understanding is not produced by carnal or
fleshly means, whether by the world (nations) or the church-at-large, no matter how good the intentions.
This peace is in Christ Jesus, and it comes through love, the Son of God's love.
Jesus said: Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not
let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful (John 14:27). Jonathans Mitchell's New Testament words
the second part of the first sentence as: I, Myself, am not giving [it] to you the way (according as) the
system (the world of religion, politics and culture) continually gives [it] (John 14:27 JM-NT). The peace and
the means necessary to wage this war must and will come from the Prince of Peace and Him alone.
Dear brethren, we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us; we are victorious. We victoriously
stand and withstand in and by the faith of the Son of God as victors on the side of love and peace. Love
never fails!
For too long, we have been misrepresenting and mischaracterizing our heavenly Father. God is love! In
His love and through the Son of His love, it is the Father's good pleasure … to reconcile all things to Himself,
having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things
in heaven (Colossians 1:20). He has made peace with all, for in Christ God was reconciling the world to
Himself, not counting their trespasses against them (2 Corinthians 5:19).
Having been around others who engage in so-called spiritual warfare , there is a lot of activity that seems
more carnal than spiritual. I will restrain from giving examples, for I do not want to malign the many who
have seriously desired to wage spiritual warfare. However, the times are changing and what seemed right
or acceptable in the past will not do. The carnal, religious façade that has been built around the name of
the Lord Jesus is going to crumble under the mighty hand of our loving God. It is time for the body of Christ
to grow up and to be truly fitted together into a holy temple in the Lord, being built together into a dwelling
of God in spirit (Ephesians 2:21-22).
Our warfare is not about beating up the enemy (devil, etc.) by calling it names and pretending to stomp
on its head or even praying against it; it is by standing and withstanding in the victor, the Prince of Peace.
In King Jesus, the war is won; our present stance must be from the position of peace, and we are to stand
and withstand by faith in the peace of Christ. MORE THAN CONQUERORS! VICTORS! Yes; there are powers
and principalities to struggle against, but it is not through carnal means (even carnal prayer) but through
peace. Again, blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God . If we are truly growing
up to be placed as sons in God's kingdom to reign with King Jesus on earth and in heaven in the ages to
come, then we need to be peacemakers. Sonship demands it!
War of Peace
God's Son is of an entirely different order, unlike anything on earth today. He is the king-priest of the order
of Melchizedek, the king of righteousness and the king of peace (Hebrews 5:6; 7:1-2, 17). We are of this
order and are now being called into His War of Peace . It may not be entirely clear how to wage this war
at this point; but be assured, that the love of God is the ground upon which it is fought.
Now, this leads to Bob Jones' last published prophecy. Mind you; I did not know of this prophecy prior to
the dream. As a general principle, I do not read many prophecies or follow so-called prophetic ministries .
Like so many things in life, too much of one thing, especially when it comes to pulpit ministries and
prophecies, can and generally does influence our thinking and actions; an ever-present danger in a day of
confusion. Personally, standing in the council of the Lord is the antidote for such danger (Jeremiah 23:22).
See: Who Has Stood in the Council of the Lord?
The prophecy is called The Coming Promise and contains five headings: Vision of the Apple Tree ,
Peacemakers Bloom , Armory of God's LOVE , Vision of God's Armory , and Ministry of the Peacemakers . I
won't attempt to explain it other than to point out that the thread that runs through it is peace and love.
A new type of warfare is going to be released by the Father based on His divine nature, love. Quoting:
"The peacemakers' entire nature will be characterized by His love and love will be the fruit they bear."
Although he did not use the term War of Peace , Bob was given a glimpse of it. Time will tell if things will
work out precisely as presented in his prophecy, but one thing is for sure, it gives some clarity to the War
of Peace . Interestingly, love and peace are the language of those who know in their hearts that the Father
wills to save all mankind, not all at the same time, but all eventually, for the cross is an absolute, 100%
success in the salvation of all. Jesus is the SAVIOR of the world, none excluded. Although it seems that Bob
never publicly declared this truth, and those he most associated with publicly reject it, his heart was not
far from it. He passed on with the right heart.
There is one final thought on his passing. Bob died on Valentine's Day; a heart day. LOVE! On the same
day, a huge winter storm named PAX hit the east coast and had just completed its path through Bob's
hometown. The word PAX means "peace." When Bob fell asleep in the Lord, PAX the storm also had
passed on; the temperature rose above freezing, the sky was a beautiful heavenly blue, and all the snow
and ice began melting. All distress melted away. PEACE!