Who are modern Ephraim and Manasseh, part 5
We now intend to demonstrate how the symbolism of Manasseh is one of the most vital keys in Scripture as it relates to the appearing of the man child of Revelation 12:5 and 13, in the “42nd generation from Father Abraham” as recorded in Matthew 1:1-17.
We have numerous examples of this #42 in the Old Testament. We have already mentioned Joshua and his connection to the double portion. Numbers 33 tells us that there were 41 movements of the camp of Israel in the wilderness under Moses. The 42nd and final move was into the Promised Land under Joshua.
Job had 41 chapters of pain and suffering. The 42nd and final chapter of Job is completely devoted to the double portion that he received at the latter part of his life.
Elisha received a double portion of Elijah’s anointing in the same location where Joshua assumed command of Israel and immediately, upon crossing the Jordan on dry ground, had two she-bears tear 42 mocking children.
In the genealogy of Matthew 1, we find that Jesus Christ is really a two-part appearing. Jesus, our Head, is birthed in the 41st generation from Abraham. Christ, His Body (a corporate Joshua company) is birthed in the 42nd generation. Christ means anointing, or the anointed one.
In the story of Manasseh we are told that King Hezekiah of Judah was his dad. Hezekiah was 25 years old when he became King and he reigned for 29 years, which means he died at age 54. (2 Kings 18:2)
In the story of Hezekiah’s life we are told that he became sick unto death at one point, but that the Lord spared his life and gave him an additional 15 years. This means he was 39 when this extension was given. Prior to his illness, Hezekiah did not have a son to carry on the lineage of David.
However, after the Lord healed him, he did have a son, whom he named Manasseh. We are not told how old Hezekiah was at the time of Manasseh’s birth, however, the Bible does say that Manasseh was 12 at the time of his father’s death. Thus, Hezekiah was obviously 42 years old at Manasseh’s birth.
Once we understand that the Houses of Judah and Israel were breached from one another at the time of Manasseh’s birth it becomes a curiosity as to why a king of the House of Judah would name his very special son (given the divine intervention that brought about Manasseh’s birth) after one of the leader tribes of the House of Israel.
Manasseh is obviously a sign of the repair of the breach between the North and the South. Perhaps we can begin to see the very interesting timing of our visits to Manassas, Virginia, that began immediately after the Stone Kingdom’s 12-year breach repair intercession, symbolized by having held conferences two years in Hagarstown and ten years in Philadelphia. Little did any of us see the prophetic implications of what we were doing during those years.
Perhaps it should be mentioned that Manasseh started out as a very wicked king and he was eventually cast into prison in Babylon. However, this king actually repented while in prison and was restored to his throne in Jerusalem. For the rest of his life he diligently followed the Lord. Manasseh ruled for 55 years. President Obama will be 55 in 2016.
We have spoken many times regarding our belief that the 42nd presidency of America is playing a critical role in the revelation of this man-child’s appearing. Bill Clinton was the 42nd president and he was born in Hope, Arkansas. I like to call it Hope, ARK.
In 1994 it occurred to me that Proverbs 15:4 was applicable to Mr. Clinton. A wholesome tongue [is] a tree of life: but perverseness therein [is] a breach in the spirit. Because Jesus said that the heart controls the tongue in Matthew 12:34, it was clear that the only way to repair the breach in the President’s tongue was to pray for Father to create a clean heart in him.
Furthermore, using the wording of Nehemiah 6:15, it was believed that such breach would most likely not be repaired until Clinton was 52. So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth [day] of [the month] Elul, in fifty and two days.
On August 17, 1998, two days before Clinton would turn 52, he confessed his sin with a White House intern on national television. It was President Clinton’s 888th day left in office. 25 days later, on 9/11/98, he would be humbled further as he publicly repented on national television.
On 9/4/98, three intercessors prayed for the breach in his tongue to be repaired by quoting Psalm 51 and asking Father to create a clean heart in him. On 9/11/98, Mr. Clinton bowed his head and prayed these exact words as he stood in the East Room of the White House.
Prior to that he had said in his State of the Union address in January 1995 that America was entering a time of the New Covenant. He mentioned this term 12 different times in his speech. The New Covenant is God’s law being written in our hearts. (Jeremiah 31:31-35) http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/P/bc42/speeches/sud95wjc.htm
In President Clinton’s second inaugural address on January 20, 1997, he said this:
“Just a few days before my second Inauguration, one of country’s best known pastors, Reverend Robert Schuller, suggested that I read Isaiah 58:12. Here’s what it says: “Thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations, and thou shalt be called, the repairer of the breach, the restorer of paths to dwell in.” I placed my hand on that verse when I took the oath of office, on behalf of all Americans. For no matter what our differences — in our faiths, our backgrounds, our politics — we must all be repairers of the breach.”
A few paragraphs later he closed with these thoughts: “Reverend Schuller, Congressman Tejeda, Governor Locke, along with Kristin Tanner and Chris Getsla, Sue Winski and Dr. Kristen Zarfos — they’re all Americans from different roots, whose lives reflect the best of what we can become when we are one America. We may not share a common past, but we surely do share a common future.
“Building one America is our most important mission – ‘the foundation for many generations,’ of every other strength we must build for this new century. Money cannot buy it. Power cannot compel it. Technology cannot create it. It can only come from the human spirit.
“America is far more than a place. It is an idea, the most powerful idea in the history of nations. And all of us in this chamber, we are now the bearers of that idea, leading a great people into a new world.
“A child born tonight will have almost no memory of the 20th century. Everything that child will know about America will be because of what we do now to build a new century.
“We don’t have a moment to waste. Tomorrow there will be just over 1,000 days until the year 2000. One thousand days to prepare our people. One thousand days to work together. One thousand days to build a bridge to a land of new promise. My fellow Americans, we have work to do. Let us seize those days and the century. Thank you, God bless you and God bless America.”
There are many powerful prophetic statements in President Clinton’s own words. As the leader of America, the president’s words, no matter who it may be, carry enormous prophetic insight for our nation.
And as Jonathan Cahn has discovered, so do the words of other leaders, such as former senators Tom Daschle and John Edwards. These men unwittingly quoted Isaiah 9:10, following 9/11, not realizing that they were pronouncing judgment on themselves and America. Even though we know that many of our leaders have been corrupted, if we can learn to not pass judgments on these people, then we can better discern what our Father is speaking through them.
One very special notation to make is that every president since Ronald Reagan’s second state of the union address in 1982 has concluded their talk with a request for God’s blessing upon America’s citizens. This is now the 30th anniversary of that ongoing, unbroken request. It is an amazing coincidence that 30 is associated with maturity in Scripture and it was the age when Joseph and David began to rule and when Jesus began His ministry.
Even more amazing is the fact that the Hebrew word for bless is barak and our third and perhaps final 42nd president has that name. Who among us would have ever thought that America would have a president with this name? Is this a timing signal for the Manasseh man child being birthed?
Let’s examine this theme a bit closer. We know that Mr. Clinton was the 42nd president and that George W. Bush is the 42nd man to be president. Barack Obama is the 42nd man to actually live in the White House since George Washington governed from New York and then Philadelphia. John Adams was the first president to live in the White House when the government moved to Washington D.C. in 1800.
We also know that the states of Virginia and Maryland gave the land that is currently the D.C. metro area. Virginia was originally named for the “virgin” Protestant Queen, Elizabeth I, while Maryland was named for Henrietta Maria, the Roman Catholic wife of Charles I. The first two ships to sail to Maryland were called Ark and Dove.
Because the White House has an Oval Office, this symbolizes the womb of the Virgin Mary from which the Body of the Last Adam will emerge. Its address of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the Keystone in the Roman Arch and represents the fullness of love that is yet coming forth from this location.
Barak Obama originally announced his candidacy for president on February 10, 2007 from the Illinois state capitol in Springfield. He purposely chose this location to connect himself and his purpose to “Father Abraham,” the one who freed the slaves. Here are Obama’s own words:
“It was here, in Springfield, where North, South, East, and West come together that I was reminded of the essential decency of the American people — where I came to believe that through this decency, we can build a more hopeful America. And that is why, in the shadow of the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln once called on a divided house to stand together, where common hopes and common dreams still live, I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for President of the United States.”
Obama’s final campaign stop would take him to Manassas, Virginia on the eve of the election on November 3, 2008. It is not difficult to make the intended Civil War connection when we consider the carefully chosen beginning and ending locations of Obama’s candidacy. http://cspanjunkie.org/?p=985
Rush Limbaugh has repeatedly made reference to Obama as the man-child president. Even though Mr. Limbaugh’s statements were not meant in a positive way, this reporter believes that Father may very well be using Rush to prophesy the end result of Mr. Obama’s presidency. http://mediamatters.org/research/200910270044
At the very least, it is not difficult to suggest that the “change” is coming while Mr. Obama is still president. Mr. Obama himself campaigned on the slogan that his administration would be one of “change.” (To be continued.)