St. Louis, Jericho and Mystery Babylon, part two
By the reporter of really good news
Jericho is clearly connected to Babylon in the Old Testament and Mystery Babylon in the New Testament. Here is an excerpt from the first New Orleans Saints’ article referenced in part one of this report. This was written in February 2010:
[QUOTE] Next we find that Jericho is also a picture of Mystery Babylon once we incorporate the following symbols into the mosaic. First of all, Moses is standing on top of Mount Nebo in Deuteronomy 34, looking across the Jordan River at Jericho. Nebo literally means a prophet for a Babylonian deity who presides over learning and letters. Let’s stop and think about this for a moment. After coming out of Egypt and wandering in the desert for 40 years, what in God’s name is Moses doing, looking down at Jericho from the top of a mountain that is named for a Babylonian deity?! Remember, this was several hundred years before the twelve tribes of Israel would even be split into separate nations of two tribes and ten tribes, and hundreds of years more before the two-tribed nation of Judah would go into captivity in Babylon. The next item connecting Jericho to Babylon (really, Mystery Babylon) is addressed in Joshua 6:18-19, as follows,
And ye, in any wise keep [yourselves] from the accursed thing, lest ye make [yourselves] accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it. But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, [are] consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.
The four metals in Jericho of gold, silver, brass and iron are the same four metals in “the great image” in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel 2:30-45. Note that these four metals represented four kingdoms that would rule the world and the wording in Joshua notes that all four kingdoms (metals) are devoted to the TREASURY OF THE LORD. In other words, it looks like total reconciliation for all the kingdoms in the king of Babylon’s dream.
Finally we see that Achan (who was from the tribe of Judah) simply can’t resist taking some of the things that were devoted to the Lord, including a BABYLONISH GARMENT. Again we ask, what is a Babylonish garment doing in Jericho? Here is the verse in Joshua 7:21, (to which verse we shall return later in this essay):
When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they [are] hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it. [End of quotation from New Orleans Saints article.]
The Achan connection
The first thing that Achan says he coveted was a “Babylonish garment.” The word Babylonish is Strong’s Hebrew #8152 and it is the word “Shinar,” which means “country of two rivers.” St. Louis perfectly fits this description because the Missouri River flows from western Missouri to the southwest of St. Louis where it makes a turn to the northeast and intersects the Mississippi approximately 15 miles north of the city. And of course the Mississippi represents the eastern border of St. Louis and the state of Missouri.
Scripture tells us that Nimrod was the founder of Babel, also called Babylon (Genesis 10:10). One of the meanings of Nimrod’s name is “rebellion,” so for a Babylonish garment to even be inside of Jericho suggests that there is an element within the city of Jericho/Mystery Babylon that is associated with rebellion and this is clearly connected to Achan.
Amazingly, a Congressman named Todd Akin from the St. Louis area was running for the U.S. Senate in the just completed election of November 6th. The reader should be able to now see the remarkable connections demonstrating that St. Louis is a type of both Jericho and Mystery Babylon and that Achan is playing a key role in the whole pageant.
Let’s examine Achan a bit closer. His name means “troubler” and his actions did indeed bring a lot of trouble, not only upon himself, but upon the nation as well. And as we stated earlier, Achan was a Jew since he came from the tribe of Judah. By the time of the New Testament, the Apostle Paul greatly clarified and expanded the definition of a Jew in Romans 2:28-29:
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither [is that] circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he [is] a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision [is that] of the heart, in the spirit, [and] not in the letter; whose praise [is] not of men, but of God.
From his actions, Achan would appear to fit the description in verse 28, for although he was from the tribe of Judah, he did not have a circumcised heart, otherwise he would not have stolen the items that he did.
It is not possible to be a true follower of Jesus without a circumcised heart. A circumcised heart automatically makes one a true Jew by Paul’s definition. Todd Akin is known to be a Christian and therefore also a true “Jew” by our Scriptural definition. And just like Achan, he brought trouble upon himself, but Todd Akin brought trouble by publicly trying to defend the life of an unborn child in very controversial circumstances.
It caused his “political death” in the just-concluded Senate race in Missouri. And just like Achan, who was stoned to death, so was Congressman Akin. Only this time the “stones” were words that were spoken and written about him and his beliefs which brought about his political demise.
But there is good news in all of this because we are told that Achan was buried in the Valley of Achor. Centuries later, the prophet Hosea would be inspired to tell us that the valley of Achor is a door of hope (Hosea 2:15). And the Lord adds many words of restoration, blessing, mercy and grace in the rest of that chapter. The reader is encouraged to read all of Hosea chapter 2.
It may be interesting in the days ahead to see how our Father leads his son, Todd Akin, and how the hand of our Heavenly Father turns the details of what caused Mr. Akin’s political demise into something beautiful and restorative in all ways.
Timing the fall of Mystery Babylon
There are still more connections between Jericho and Babylon/Mystery Babylon which came to light at our St. Louis Conference. Here is an additional detail that was not mentioned but was just fulfilled in St. Louis. Amazingly, this detail connects the timing of the fall of both Babylon and Jericho to the same identical number, which is 2,520. First we will show the well known connection to Babylon and then the virtually unknown connection to Jericho.
On the night of the fall of Babylon, the famous handwriting on the wall appeared with the words: mene, mene, tekel, upharsin. The interpretation is found in Daniel 5:26-28:
This [is] the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
The following is an excerpt taken from an article by Dr. Stephen Jones:
[QUOTE] These words are bankruptcy proceedings:
MENE: “numbered,” or audited.
TEKEL: “weighed,” or balancing the books.
UPHARSIN (pl. of PERES): “divided,” or dividing up Babylon’s estate at the auction to sell it to Media-Persia.
If we translate these words from Aramaic into Hebrew, we find that they are monetary terms. The lowest common denominator is the gerah–sort of like our penny.
MINA = 1,000 gerahs
MINA = 1,000 gerahs
SHEKEL = 20 gerahs
PERES = 500 gerahs
The total number of gerahs in the handwriting on the wall is 2,520. It is a hidden prophecy of the real downfall of Babylon in 2,520 years. [End of quotation]
The link above goes into much greater detail to provide the reader with greater understanding.
Next we’ll examine Jericho’s connection to 2,520. We already showed earlier the fact that Jericho means “moon” and that the Joshua’s army marched around the city of the moon once a day for six days.
This equates to 360 x 6 = 2,160, or the actual diameter of our moon in miles. On the seventh day the army marched around Jericho seven times and blew the rams’ horns (jubilee sign) and shouted at the completion of the seventh march. This equates to 360 x 7 = 2,520 and this is a timing indicator. It is showing us that the timing of the fall of the denominational church walls and the “city” of Mystery Babylon are occurring concurrently.
In what turned out to be a very spontaneous event, “it just so happened” that our intercessory march around the Federal Reserve Building took place on the 7th of October, which was also the 7th day of Tabernacles this year. In the Hebrew calendar this day is also shown as the 21st day of the 7th month, or 7/21 (remember Joshua 7:21 above) and this is the same day
that on which Haggai issued Father’s prophecy that “The glory of this latter house shall be greater than the former…..” [Haggai 2:1, 8-9]. This is a real harmonic convergence in this writer’s view. The glory of this latter house is prophesying not about some future physical temple building in the old city of Jerusalem but to your ultimately glorified body as the temple of God!
A few additional connections
Finally, we’ll address some of the unique details related to our intercessory mission that were not covered in Dr. Bruggeman’s report. The reader is encouraged to review his report as well in order to obtain a fuller picture. That report is entitled “Baptizing The Federal Reserve System” because water was taken from the Mississippi, or River of the Holy Spirit, and sprinkled on the winged lions on either side of the entrance into the Fed Building.
The individual who scooped the water out of the river told us that when he approached the water that a beam of sunlight was shining through the clouds right across the river and this is where he was led to take the water. It was subsequently realized that the container was a 16-ounce Mason jar. Putting these little details together, since the water was taken from the River of the Holy Spirit in a place where the sun/Son was shining and placed in a 16-ounce Mason jar, it suggested to us that the light and love of Christ is going to be an “inside job” for each container (i.e., human being) who is a (Free-)Mason.
Once we reached the Fed building, we were informed that the address is 411
Locust Street. Exodus 4:11 was immediately brought to this writer’s mind. It states that only God can make us blind, deaf and/or dumb. We know that this is not merely in the natural, but even more so in the spiritual realm. Could it be that those who have been behind the whole system of the Federal Reserve operation have operated in “the dark” on more levels than they ever realized? And is it possible that their mission, without their awareness, has been to lead this nation to put the familiar words of 2 Chronicles 7:14, into full blown action?
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Perhaps the much less well known verse immediately prior provides the answer. Verse 13 says,
If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
Knowing that our Father is in control of every detail, recall that the Fed address is 411 Locust Street. They have done their mission well. And so it was, that we, as a group, interceding for the much larger Body of Christ, exercised our rights as victims to ask for our Father’s never ending mercy and forgiveness upon all those associated with the actions of this organization. Would we desire any less for ourselves?
Thank you Father for giving us the revelation of your love, mercy and grace and the proof you have supplied through your written word that you are in control of all things, at all times and in all places.
We will close this good news report with these verses from Matthew 5:43-48, which show us very clearly our ordained pathway to the perfection of our Father.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others]? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.