Your message burns in my heart and bones, and I cannot keep silent.
(Jeremiah 20:9)
by – Stuart H. Pouliot
"Look for the Signs"
"Heaven Waits to Come to Earth"
Over a period of many years, I drove back and forth between Richmond, VA and Charlotte, NC by way of
Route 360. During these years, I began to realize that an evil, spiritual wall would come against me every
time I passed through an area about one hour from Richmond. I had never logged into my mind the exact
area, but it seemed to be about an hour away, which would place it about 60 miles out. Fortunately, I
finally realized that this was a spiritual attack from some evil, dark forces in the area. I began to wonder if
I was a marked man since for many years (at least five years) I was involved with a lot of prayer campaigns
for the gospel going forth in Richmond, as well as for the church of Richmond (i.e., Concert of Prayer,
Urban Harvest, and other special prayer times). At any rate, it became quite clear that the forces of
darkness did not like me passing through their territory.
On July 21, 2012, my wife and I drove to Richmond for the 21 st birthday and baptism of the son of a dear
brother and sister in the Lord that we have known for years.
On this day, about 80 miles out from Richmond, I began to pray silently. Shortly after, my wife decided to
play a music CD. I wasn't interested at first, but then the spirit of the Lord began to minister to me. The
CD was On the Shores by Jonathan David and Melissa Helser. The first song that spoke to my heart was
titled Explode my Soul , but when Earth like Heaven came on, I really began to worship in my spirit. This
song was right in line with a word the Lord spoke to me on July 3, 2012: Heaven waits to come to earth.
Needless to say, heaven coming to earth (not us going to heaven) has been very much on my heart, so
this song really spoke to me.
Here are the words:
The dust that we were made of is calling us to free them. The earth that we were pulled from
is crying to liberate us. We won't be satisfied till the earth looks like heaven.
Like the waters cover the sea let the earth be filled with Your glory till the prayers You prayed
become reality and the earth looks like heaven.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done, till the earth looks just like heaven.
Wake up you sons and daughters. You were made for so much more. Wake up you sons and
daughters, start singing. Creation's waiting.
As we continued moving toward this area of evil, I began praying against the spiritual wall that we were
approaching, not knowing exactly where it was located. As I prayed fervently that heaven come to earth,
I envisioned angels all lined up along the road and an arch over the road with an angel standing at each
side and us punching through this evil wall as we passed under this arch.
"Look for the Signs—Heaven Waits to Come to Earth"
Along with this picture, I heard the Lord speak: Look for the signs. I immediately knew that we were to
watch for street signs. At this point, I yelled out to my wife: We are punching through the wall. We are
crossing over. I am not sure why I used these specific phrases, other than it was the holy spirit giving me
the words. The matter of crossing over was not something that I had contemplated prior to or during the
Just as I said we are crossing over , we both looked up and the next street sign read CROSSING. We let out
a yell. Then, a few seconds later, the street sign read LOVE. We let out another yell. Then, we saw another
sign: NARROW BRIDGE. Immediately, both of us thought of narrow is the way that leads to life (Matthew
7:14). (The bridge we crossed was indeed narrow.)
Here is the thrust of what transpired—the arch and the angels were positioned on the narrow bridge, and
we victoriously crossed over, leaving the enemy defeated and in our wake. Praise God! The good news is
that not once did I experience any evil thoughts on the trip, going and returning, or while in Richmond.
When we drove home, we stopped and retraced our route to see if there was anything we failed to notice.
It turns out that from Crossing to Narrow Bridge is about one mile, so everything happened within about
one minute. Crossing is Route 718 and Love is Route 704 . The next town after the bridge heading toward
Richmond is Meherrin , which was the home of Roy Clark of "Hee Haw" fame. When we got home, I
researched Meherrin and the names of the streets and their route numbers. Here is what I discovered.
In 2002, it was reported that a radical Muslim community of about 200-300 was living west of Meherrin
in a place called Virso [virus??], which is in the area we passed through heading to Richmond. A radical
Pakistani Muslim (Jamaat ul-Fuqra) formed a group called Muslims in the Americas , and this is where they
have (or had) one of their sites in America. According to the Washington Times , John Mohammed, the DC
sniper, stayed in this community. I could not find an update on their activity in this area, but based on my
experience, it seems that the powers of darkness associated with this group are/were still active in the
area. Perhaps, there is/was an active Muslim cell still operating but has since gone underground.
Regardless, this explains the reason for an evil wall that needed to be punched through.
Crossing Over
Crossing is State Route 718, which led me to consider whether 718 could be connected to some biblical
gematria. According to a gematric database, there is only one verse that has a numeric value of 718.
The Lord at thy right hand shall strike [i.e., punch] through kings in the day of his wrath. (Psalm 110:5
KJV [bold italic added])
The word punch and strike are very similar. "To punch" means "to strike."
This is no coincidence; only God could link these together. So, when we crossed over, the Lord was with
us to strike the powers of darkness. As we crossed the bridge under the arch, the powers were struck by
the Lord, specifically by the angels standing watch along the road and the arch.
Now, in Hebrew, crossing over is the word abar , which is the primitive root word from which Eber's name
is derived. Eber ( from across, beyond ) defines the meaning of the name Hebrew as one who crosses over .
"Look for the Signs—Heaven Waits to Come to Earth"
Abar is made up of the following Hebrew words with a gematria of 272:
Resh (200) meaning "Head, Leader"
Beth (2) meaning "A Tent, House"
Ayin (70) meaning "An Eye = to know, see, look, manifest"
Putting these meanings together, could we not form the expression manifest (see) the house of the leader
(Head) or manifestation of the leader of the house (whose house we are)? In other words, in crossing over,
the Head (i.e., King Jesus) is manifested in victory and glory. Perhaps this is seen in the multiplication
factors of the number 272 itself—16 times 17 equals 272. The number 16 signifies love , and the number
17 signifies victory .
Consequently, we crossed over by the love of God and were victorious as we passed through the arch.
This is significant given the history of ancient Israel, since the key verses containing abar are ones relating
to Joshua and the second generation of the sons of Israel crossing over the Jordan into the promised land.
"Now why are you discouraging the sons of Israel from crossing over into the land which the LORD
has given them? (Numbers 32:7 NASB [bold italic added])
"Hear, O Israel! You are crossing over the Jordan today to go in to dispossess nations greater and
mightier than you, great cities fortified to heaven…. (Deuteronomy 9:1 NASB [bold italic added])
"Know therefore today that it is the LORD your God who is crossing over before you as a consuming
fire. He will destroy them and He will subdue them before you, so that you may drive them out and
destroy them quickly, just as the LORD has spoken to you. (Deuteronomy 9:3 NASB [bold italic
"Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is crossing over ahead of you into the
Jordan. (Joshua 3:11 NASB [bold italic added])
Love, Lover of God
With a little more digging, I discovered that Love's route number of 704 is associated with the gematria of
philotheos , which means lovers of God (2 Timothy 3:4) [gematria = 894]. The Greek word lover has a
gematria of 704 .
At first, I was a bit puzzled over the meaning of the arch being associated with a bridge. But this was
quickly settled, for an arch is often associated with a bridge. Arch is defined as a curved structure used as
a support over an open space, as in a bridge . Webster's 1828 Dictionary defines arch as the vault of
heaven , sky , and what is used in bridges . Arch also refers to a chief or prince or ruler , which speaks of King
Jesus: The Prince ( archon ) [Revelation 1:5]. Archo means to reign over .
Further, the arch and the narrow bridge we crossed are linked. The root word for narrow has the meaning
to approach . Thus, there is a double meaning built into the word narrow . We could say it signifies
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approaching a tight fit . In this case, the tight fit was to pass under the arch over the bridge. This is the way
to life.
As if this were not enough, there is more.
In considering the number 718 (Crossing), I realized that reading it in reverse yields the number 817 , a
number given to me by the Lord on July 17, 2012 that relates to Isaiah 8:17-18.
And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly
for Him. Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel
from the LORD of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion. (Isaiah 8:17-18 NASB [bold italic added])
Not only were we to read the literal signs, but we punched through as signs—signs that the Lord of hosts
is with us. He reigns on Mount Zion, and we have come to His mount, His rule (Hebrew 12:22). Adding to
this the meaning of the Hebrew letters comprising the word abar , again, we could say: The HEAD of the
HOUSEHOLD was MANIFESTED . Of course, the head is King Jesus, and together with Him, we all are signs.
Finally, adding 704 and 718 yields the number 1422 . According to a gematric database, the only biblical
verse with this gematria is found in Psalm 46 .
Relax and know that I am Elohim; I shall be exalted among the nations; I shall be exalted in the earth.
(Psalm 46:10 CLV)
Is this not what we experienced? Will our God not be exalted? Will He not strike through every king (power
and principality) that stands against His kingdom?
Much to our surprise, the Lord did something on the return trip as well.
Watch for the Signs
After we passed Meherrin, which is located in Prince Edward County, we passed through Keysville as we
entered Charlotte County. Driving along, I carried on a silent conversation with the Lord as I considered
all that had happened over the last few days. The Lord broke in and said: Watch for the signs for the next
10 miles. I inquired: How will I know which ones are important? He responded: You will know.
It seemed as if the first sign appeared almost immediately. It read Shiloh Church Rd . This caught my
attention—for Shiloh was the first place in the promised land that the Lord placed His name, and it was
where Joshua divided up the inheritance for the sons of Israel and the ark of the covenant rested. Shiloh
is also prophetically significant for the inaugural and consummational presence of King Jesus and the
manifestation of the sons of God. Shiloh coming speaks to the king coming along with His conquerors.
The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until Shiloh
comes, and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples. (Genesis 49:10 NASB)
For more on Shiloh, see: Until Shiloh Comes
"Look for the Signs—Heaven Waits to Come to Earth"
Next, we saw that the name of the highway had changed to King's Highway (a giveaway to what follows).
Route 360 is the state number of the road—but, as it passes through counties or specific areas, it is often
identified by a new name. When we passed through Meherrin, it was called Patrick Henry Highway (as in:
Give me liberty or give me death) . Is this not relevant to our crossing over? Was it not a matter of life and
death? As 360 passed south into Charlotte County, Virginia, it became King's Highway for perhaps a stretch
of 20-25 miles.
Then we saw a sign for Saxe . Now, this might be lost on most people, but given all that I have studied
about the migration of the lost house of Israel, the Lord knew that I would pick up on this. In etymology,
the word saxe is derived from the word saxon . Saxon is derived from the name of Isaac . When the
northern house of Israel was taken captive by the Assyrians in 745-721 BC, they became known by a
number of names, such as the house of Sacae or Saka , or as the Scythians . It is believed that the Saxons
—as in the Anglo-Saxons —were descendants of the house of Isaac. It is also believed that America was
founded by descendants of the ancient tribes of Israel.
But God said to Abraham, "Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah
tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named. (Genesis 21:12 NASB)
For more on this, see: America—Wake Up! and
Abraham's Multitude of Nations
Next, we saw a sign for Hebron . Of course, Hebron has great meaning. It was the first place that Abraham,
the Hebrew, the migrator, built an altar to the Lord. It was also where Abraham buried Sarah.
Then Abram moved his tent and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and
there he built an altar to the LORD. (Genesis 13:18 NASB)
Also, David's kingship began in Hebron. It was only appropriate that on King's Highway we would pass
The time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months. (2
Samuel 2:11 NASB)
Finally, near the end of the ten-mile stretch, the last sign was King's Cross. This speaks for itself.
By the way, these were the only signs we saw on this 10-mile stretch. If there were others, the Lord blinded
our eyes to them. Also, after this last sign, we observed no signs of any spiritual significance for the rest
of the trip through Virginia.
I suggest that the Lord is revealing three vital lessons.
First, spiritual signs are all around us, manifesting in a variety of ways beyond typical street signs. For the
discerning, the signs are not there for our entertainment. No; they are there for our encouragement as
markers pointing us to a glorious destiny in Jesus. For more along this line, consider this link:
Signposts of the Kingdom
"Look for the Signs—Heaven Waits to Come to Earth"
Second, I and the children are for signs . Do you realize that as the Lord's people, we are living signs? To be
sure, there are some who live as signs more so than others and they often go through strange and difficult
times that others might not understand. But the signs being lived out are noticed by the unseen realm.
Another way of stating this is that when we are a sign of some great spiritual truth or heavenly enterprise,
we live it out on earth. It is not play-acting—it is life being manifested as heaven and earth come together
as a foreshadow of what is to come in the day of the appearing and unveiling of our Lord Jesus. The Lord
summarized this trip for us with this word: You live it out.
Finally, the key to all of this is the word spoken to me on July 3, 2012: Heaven waits to come to earth. We
were a sign of this as we passed under the spiritual arch that was the vault of heaven with the angelic
host guarding it. It was a sign that all hindrances will be removed that keep heaven from coming to earth.
Love will lead us to cross over into our promised land—immortal, spirit-animated, glorified bodies.
This was a prophetic moment for us personally, but it also serves as an encouragement for all who long to
see Jesus and long to become like Him. For those of us with this longing, may we all see heaven come to
earth more and more until the Lord Himself, the love of our Life, comes out of heaven to meet us, the
many sons of glory that will be changed into His image and will reign with Him in the ages to come.
What a glorious expectation!
For a follow-up to this experience, see: Yeshua
Although heaven waits to come to earth, we must recognize that, in some measure, heaven has already
come to earth. Just consider us who are a living temple of the spirit of the Lord who are being made into
a dwelling of God in spirit . Heaven or the realm (dimension) of God is within us, in measure, but not in
fullness. Given this, we wait with a longing to be clothed with our dwelling that is reserved for us in God's
realm! We don't go there to get it—it is unveiled to us and in us. It comes when the portal between heaven
and earth opens to us and we become like our beloved Lord Jesus.
Next, those who read my material know I place a lot of emphasis on the number 21. Take note that this
sign was manifested on 7.21 as we drove to celebrate the 21 st birthday and baptism of a young man. The
Hebrew month of Tishri is the seventh month from Nisan on the Hebrew ecclesiastical calendar and the
first month of the Hebrew civil year. ( Nisan and Tishri are bookends of a seven-month period.) The Feast
of Tabernacles (as in booths; i.e., typified as new bodies ) starts on the 21 st day of Tishri . On our modern-
day calendar, Tishri generally falls in September (making it the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar).
In 2021 , this feast starts on September 21 (aka 7.21), which, by the way, is also World Peace Day . Is this
a sign of how close we are to the arrival of King Jesus, even if it doesn't transpire in 2021? (Don't let this
slip by you; the Prince of peace brings world peace!) Consider the implications in light of crossing over!
For more on this number, here are some links:
21-Year Cycle
Number 21
Jacob's Distress