Interpretaion: 88 and 1821

by Lee Y. Martin, Ph.D.


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When Jeannette related the content of this vision, I knew right away that it was a message regarding the demise of American influence around the world. Hearing that she found herself in a large colonial style White House with early American furniture, and then hearing that the numbers she saw formed by powerful clouds in the sky were 88 and 1821, I deduced right away that they had something to do with our government. The numbers were not esoteric but instructive to me. The letters on the stone, however, were not so accommodating. Nevertheless, I was naturally curious and somewhat apprehensive about what the Holy Spirit would ultimately reveal as the defining message. I subsequently learned that the numbers spoke to one time frame while the letters addressed another. I felt confident throughout the inquiry that the numbers had something to do with the United States' sovereignty, and the letters referenced the United Nations' sovereignty. The revelation about how they tied together came while I was searching for the meaning of the strange looking letters in a book about ancient writing.



New Biginnings

As Jeannette related the vision, I quickly locked in to Presidents George Bush and James Monroe who were elected as the watchmen on the wall to protect America's freedom and peace in the years 1988 and 1821 respectively. At the outset, I sensed that the two digits numbering 88 stood for 1988, which has always been a key year to me. Having received the interpretation of this vision from the Lord, I now know the reason I have intuited that it was a pivotal year. Are you wondering, as I did, why the Holy Spirit inscribed only the last two digits of 1988 in the clouds? The Spirit informed me it was so that the interpreter would not let the date itself be the terminus of the significance of the numbers. He wanted the interpreter to focus as much attention on the scriptural meaning of the number 8 as on the connotation of its date. Doubling a number emphasizes its value, therefore, the Spirit utilized the double witness principle to hammer home its heady burden. He wanted the meaning of the dates in American history to underscore the vision's root because 1988 was a threshold year of new beginnings for God's client nations, the United States of America and Israel. It was the year Yassar Arafat, head of the feisty Palestinian Liberation Army, recognized Israel as a nation. It was also the year that the Old Guard of President Reagan's 8-year attempt to revive America's sense of pride and honor was out, and the New World Order was in. We must give Bush's predecessor, Ronald Reagan, credit, however, and I think history will, for his efforts to revive America's nationalistic pride even though Old Glory has now gone the way of the wind and has ceased to be the flag under which her soldiers die on a battlefield. You may recall that when Al Gore eulogized America's soldiers who died in the Somalian debacle during the 1990s decade, he said that they had died in service to the United Nations. As an aside, the father of one of those who died sent back his son's medals to the United States government stating that his son had pledged an oath to protect the United States of America, not the United Nations of the world. Hence, new beginnings embody the essence of this communiqué from God.

For the beginner unschooled about the Bible, let me explain that the number eight in Scripture stands for a new beginning. Babies are circumcised on the eighth day because it is the one-day in development when the blood's substance for clotting is at its height circumventing excessive bleeding from which an infant could die. Our creator planned this in advance of fashioning man because He knew that circumcision would become His mandate at a future time as a sign of a covenant relationship with Him prior to the cross of Calvary where a new blood covenant was inaugurated. The requirement for circumcision in the flesh has been superceded in this age of Grace by a higher commandment, that of circumcision of the heart [Romans 2:28,29]. We covenant with God and worship Him in spirit and in truth now, not in an outward show of rituals. The blood that cut the new covenant has been shed by God on the cross and we covenant with Jesus by means of faith through the spirit of our minds [Ephesians 4:23]. Since God looks on heart motivations of men rather than outward appearances [1 Samuel 16:7], outward circumcision is no longer necessary.

I will make mention of only a few other things where the number 8 is instructive. Firstly, Jesus' name adds up to 888 in Greek just as the Antichrist's name will add up to 666. As the King of Kings, He is to be regent of the final everlasting earthly Kingdom of peace and righteousness, the manifested Kingdom of Heaven. The eighth day of the week is always the beginning of a new one. Lastly, nearly everyone knows that only 8 people entered the ark and walked out to become the progenitors of the newly cleansed earth after the flood in Noah's day. Thus, we must keep in mind that a new beginning is the focus of this message. The crucial question, however, is whose beginning is it and where is it taking us?


Big Stick Diplomacy Underscores Sovereignty

President Theodore Roosevelt

The United States has been extremely blessed as a nation because the God of the Bible has been her Lord. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom He has chosen for his inheritance" [Psalm 33:27]. Since her establishment as a free and independent country, America has been God's client nation and mainstay in furthering the work of spreading the gospel to a lost and dying world. She has also been Israel's biggest ally and loyal benefactor ever since Israel became a nation.

At the turn of this century, in 1907 in the wake of the Spanish-American War in which the USA was the victor, President Theodore Roosevelt resolved to demonstrate her might to the world. He thought this would help constrain bully nations from trying to take over territory in the Western Hemisphere. Through a mighty show of naval power - the only means at that time of getting to American soil - he believed that foreigners would see the futility of trying to molest the USA or others with whom she has treaties. In effect, it highlighted the doctrinal intent of the Monroe Doctrine which we will look at below.

  Since he wanted the world to visibly see our powerful naval fleet, he ordered the ships painted partially white (as a sign they were on a mission of peace and not war) and gave them orders to sail around the world. This "big stick" diplomacy as it has been termed was effective until the technological revolution superceded the industrial revolution. Return of the "American Battle Ship Fleet From "Peace Voyage" Around The World

As the constraints of time and distance diminished through technology, the prospects of war have increased proportionately. Because man's nature is basically selfish and sinful rather than gracious, it is inevitable that wars will be fought as Jesus foretold [Matthew 24:6]. Thus, it behooves a country to be ever vigilant against encroachment by sinister people with ulterior motives. This is the crux of this vision.



Luck Is Not An Option

The interpretation of this vision is based upon an understanding of the forces and movements controlling the minds of men. Without some knowledge of historical trends, current events, and Bible doctrine, it would be impossible to get at the meaning. I do not presume to be an historian, nor a theologian, nor do I desire to delve into the machinations of the occult, of wicked men who would subvert and rule the world. But, because I have been in higher education and the field of learning for quite some time and have been studying the Word all along the way, some things just come together as natural associations, if not revelations, that accommodate the facts.

One does not need a philosophical background to be able to read and understand the Bible. Spiritual IQ is not dependent upon physical IQ. "The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple" [Psalm 19:7]. "The entrance of thy words giveth light, it giveth understanding unto the simple" [Psalm 119:130]. Truly born again Christians have the Holy Spirit indwelling them, and He will use whatever is stored in our memory bank to reveal truth to a believer. Not just anyone, however, who knows Scripture can make discerning judgments because New Age groups and organizations are loaded with people who have misinterpreted the Word of God. Worse still, there are professors in seminaries claiming to be Christians who have been blinded by the devil into thinking that the Bible is outmoded and full of errors. Whole books have been written about the Bible which have missed its meaning. When someone who is not indwelt by the Holy Spirit who authored it, tries to read it just like any other book in order to write about it, truth comes out perverted. These people constitute the blind leading the blind that Jesus spoke about in Matthew 15:14. When so-called scholars cast lots to determine if an historical person said something, such as the Jesus seminar group has done, they are "the blind leading the blind" and anyone who hearkens to them will fall into the abyss with them. Truth is not based upon the cast of a die. Chance is not an option with a creator nor an inventor. Survival of the fittest is an anthropological lie because it has been scientifically proven to be a false interpretation of nature. But this is not the place for a discussion about these things.

It is my belief that the players on the planet are plainly deceived, dangling puppets tweaked and pushed around in the drama of life by unseen principalities and powers acting on orders from satan whose agenda is to be overtly worshipped as god. All worldly events at this time are swiftly moving to that end. The reason that satan has not yet pulled off this erstwhile ambition of his is because God is and always has been in control of everything going on in His creation and has an agenda of His own. The world is truly a staging area from which Almighty God is choosing from among the sons and daughters of men a family with which He can fellowship in His soon coming renovated universe. Truly, the beginning of the end is nigh at hand.

United States' Sovereignty

Year of '88 and 1988

Two hundred years separate two significant George's who have been elected president of the United States of America.


Both have been the occupants of the symbolic White House Jeannette saw in the vision. George Washington was the first president elected in 1788 and George Bush was the forty-first president elected in 1988. Their tenures demarcated the strength of United States' sovereignty. Our Constitution was righteously and ethically stabilized as the law of the land by the honorable George Washington; but it was made subservient to the United Nations' Charter by George Bush when he proposed a "new world order" for everyone including American citizens in a speech before a joint session of Congress September 11, 1990.

Out of these troubled times, our...objective - a new world order - can emerge...Today, that new world is struggling to be born, a world quite different from the one we have known...[italics mine]

-- Former President George Bush

September 11, 1990 1

It is not my purpose to judge George Bush as a person because only God knows the hearts of men, but I am commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ to "judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment" [John 7:24]. Hence, we are told by our Lord to make judgments about what men say because freedom depends upon it. Hence, I can only speak to what George Bush has said - in public as well as off the cuff. Words are powerful and they disclose the motivations of men's hearts. People have been fired from jobs or lost their reputations because they have said the wrong thing at the wrong time regardless of whether or not what was said conveyed the real intentions of the speaker. The higher one's standing in the arenas of social interaction, the more important and potent their words become. In fact, we all will be judged by what we say in the judgment.

  Matt 12:36
  36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. KJV 2

Accepting the fact that President Bush was the first United States' president to suggest to American citizens that we must look for opportunity to build a "new world order"... "where the rule of law...governs the conduct of nations," and "in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the UN's founders" 3[January 16, 1991 speech] [Italics and underlining mine]. The "new world order" concept is not a new phrase because it has been used extensively in writings by esoterics, theosophists, gnostics, and any proponent of New Age thinking throughout the ages including the NIV Bible [Hebrews 9:10].

Nonetheless, the first American president to use it publicly as a goal setting principle upon which to guide the nation's activities was George Bush

I do not for one minute believe that former President Bush desires the demise of the American way of life although it strains the mind to wonder how he can escape understanding the end result of America's acquiescence to collectivism - the vision of the UN founders. The natural consequence of fulfilling the goals of the UN charter is to redistribute America's wealth to all peoples everywhere stripping her of her prosperity, power, and sovereignty. The vision of the United Nations is for a balance of power where the United States has only one vote and the rulers of the United Nations (handpicked by the monetary backers of the UN) would manage the globe. Global government would be at the whims and caprices of the moneyed elite, the "world servers," and not the electorate. In case you don't know, this is how the president of the European Union is placed in office. He is not voted upon by the populace of the EU but is picked by a board that is in control of the wealth of the continent. Is it credible that George Bush doesn't understand the implications of UN goals seeing as how he was the United States' Ambassador to the United Nations before becoming President?

It is not possible to monologue here about the merits of the United Nations' function and the "new world order" emerging from it. But there is one other critical aspect to George Bush's two statements above, which must be addressed. He talked about a struggle to birth "a world quite different...where the rule of law governs the conduct of nations..." Farida Aziz has aptly described this different world in his work, New World Order, the 21st Century. It is a condominium global model where there is no world government, only a Board of Directors who makes and enforces the "rule of law" concept. "State sovereignty will be relegated to 'leasehold' activities (no one owns anything but the wealthy) under the 'rule of law governing the conduct of nations.' The landlord becomes the United Nations and the lease enforcement mechanism is international 'peacekeeping.'" 4 The end result is that Americans will be required to live exactly like all other nations with limited resources because the earth's resources, according to the environmentalists, are being wasted, used up, and cannot sustain but a population of about 2 billion people. (There are now 6 billion people on the earth. What's going to happen to 4 billion of them?) Are you getting the picture? "Sustainable" is the buzzword for enforcing change. Get used to it because it will be used over and over in the future in speeches emphasizing the necessity for the "new world order."



A Sustainable Planet?

Let's look at the "rule of law" concept because all of this is the reason the Holy Spirit is warning us through this vision that change is on the way and unstoppable, meaning that we must make haste and get ourselves ready for the Rapture. Mikchail Gorbachev, head of the Gorbachev Foundation, participated in founding the State of the World Forum in 1995. Ted Turner, an avowed Christian hater, is one of the co-chairmen of it. It is impossible here to expound upon the ills of this Forum, but it is necessary to explain that Bush's remark about the "rule of law" ties in with the Forum's philosophy promoting "standard-issue 20th century collectivism" as Lee Penn puts it. 5


Earth Charter

Gorbachev and Maurice Strong, a super-wealthy influential proponent of globalistic "rule of law," have written a document called the Earth Charter, which is being thrust upon the peoples of the world as the foundational principles by which a sustainable transcultural populace can live in peace without war and without consuming the limited natural resources of our planet. It is important that people understand that Gorbachev is a nature worshipper. "So nature is my god. To me, nature is sacred. Trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals." 6 These are his words and this is why he thinks to change the laws of nations based upon Biblical concepts and destroy nationalistic fervor.

  Dan 7:23-25

23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms (ruled by an oligarchy, a board of directors), and shall devour the whole earth (forced enslavement for the sustainability of the planet), and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings (the board of directors of the world bankers of the bank Jeannette saw at the end of this vision) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first (the oligarchy submits to the rule of one "fierce man" known as the Antichrist who is indwelt by satan himself), and he shall subdue three kings.

25 And he (the Antichrist) shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High (enforced subjugation to the "soft law" of the Earth's Charter), and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Interesting, isn't it?

Although non-existent as a formal document during Bush's term of office, I believe that this Earth Charter will become the basis of the "rule of law" proposed by George Bush. It proposes population growth to zero (can't do it without abortion) and many other things running counter to Biblical ideals and teaching. Notwithstanding the Catholic's position against abortion and contraception, this stance can be easily changed by the stroke of a papal pen. The bottom line is that the charter is a declaration of "principles," which can serve as a "soft law" document establishing internationally accepted "principles" that will serve as the basis of legislation in the future. It's a sort of Ten Commandments of the "new world order" Bush envisions.


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1 Quote taken from "Bush's New World Order: The Meaning Behind the Words," by Maj. Bart R. Kessler, Paper. Internet document, Presented to the Research Department, Air Command and Staff College, March, 1997, p.1. (It)

2 All quatations in this paper are taken from the KJV unless otherwise stated. (Accepting)

3 Kessler, Ibid, p. v (January)

4 Ibid, p.56 (The)

5 SCP Journal, Volume 23:2-23:3, 1999, p. 60 (Gorbachev)

 6 Internet document,, p.3 (These)

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