“The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawmaker from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.” (Genesis 49:)

For those of us who can still remember the British Empire of the thirties and forties, it is unfathomable to grasp what has happened. Once it was said “The sun never set on the British Empire.” Today there are just thirteen territories that remain under British administration. Considering that the largest is the Falkland Islands, it is easily discernible to see how far the great empire has fallen. A Britisher might ponder on where all the great statesmen have gone. Where is a Walsingham, a Leicester or a Raleigh, men that surrounded Elizabeth I and helped a strong, determined and independent Queen bring their nation from under the shadow of the great European powers? Today, another Elizabeth is on the throne. Yet, she possesses far different qualities than Elizabeth I and appears satisfied to be guided by events orchestrated by her ministers, who seemingly are bent only on moving to surrender Britain’s independence to European powers. A sad irony!

Perhaps the decline began at the time of the First World War. Those who read “The Prophecy of Daniel 12” in the May, 2001 issue of Thy Kingdom Come might remember that I suggested that 1914 was the beginning of the Dominion of Esau. Such being the case, then it is simply God’s Plan that the Israel nations are to be brought to their knees. British Ephraim went through two devastating world wars, wars that weakened every fabric of the once proud empire. While most of the damage has occurred in the days of Elizabeth II, the root of the disaster stems from the plans of those who would usher in their one world government, where the very existence of true Israel is threatened.

Queen Elizabeth II was not born to be Queen. She was the eldest daughter, born April 21st, 1926, of Prince Albert, Duke of York, and later George VI. It was only after the abdication of her uncle that her father came to the Throne. As an aside, George VI was a courageous and good king who spent much time with his subjects during the devastating days of World War II and never hesitated to call the nation to prayer. He also knew he was an Israelite. In a James Stuart article in the May/June, 1996 issue of “Wake Up”, Mr. Stuart referred to a facsimile of a letter that appeared in The Independent on April 6th, 1996, a letter written by George VI in 1922, when he was Albert, the Duke of York. In it, George VI wrote, “I am sure the British Israelite business is true. I have read a lot about it lately and everything no matter how large or small points to our being “the chosen race.”

Elizabeth II was quite a remarkable young lady. Once her father ascended to the Throne and she became the heir apparent, she eagerly took to studies on constitutional law, history, music and the arts. She was a natural athlete, both as a swimmer and a horsewoman. And she tackled amateur theatre. She participated in the war effort and after the war took on frequent public engagements. She married in 1947 and from all appearances, she and Prince Philip, also a great, great grandson of Queen Victoria, have enjoyed a close and supportive relationship. She became Queen in 1952 upon the death of her father and at her Coronation on June 2nd, 1953, she swore the Coronation Oath, upholding her role as “Supreme Governor of the English Church”, that is, “Defender of the Faith.” She has been a traveling Queen and to Canada alone, she has made nineteen separate trips. Anyone who has waited on a long street procession to greet her has experienced the special feeling of being in the presence of this good and kindly monarch.

Presiding over the decline of a great empire must be the most sorry experience imaginable. Queen Elizabeth I could not have done it, nor could have any of the other monarchs in this series, whether King Edward I, Henry VIII, James I or George III. These monarchs of yesteryear possessed extremely forceful personalities and were far too autocratic to permit the parliaments of the second half of this century to do what they have done and are attempting to do. Our God is truly amazing. For this final unveiling of His Plan, He chose a gentle woman who has relied on the advice of her ministers, most of whom do not appear to care not one whit for her Coronation pledge that she would govern the peoples of the United Kingdom according to their laws and customs. Yet, apart from the obvious trappings of power, who would really want to be in Elizabeth II’s place? Imagine the pain she must have suffered over the years since her reign began, as one by one, colonies went their own way, over forty in all. Indeed, watching the leaders of Australia wanting to move from the Commonwealth, or her own ministers ready to abandon Northern Ireland, must be agonizing in itself. Then too, do you suppose she sometimes abruptly awakes from a deep sleep, burdened by the thought of humbling herself and her Kingdom before the Papacy from which her ancestors made such sacrifices to disentangle her nation? Or going along with legislation emerging her people into a European Union where the independence fought for by her predecessors is now simply given away. Indeed, this must be the most galling of all.

In view of King George VI’s acceptance of the Israel truth, it is unlikely that Queen Elizabeth I has not been exposed to her identity. Given her deep sense of history, she must be aware of the significance of her Throne. Indeed, that it was established over three thousand years ago through King David, in fulfillment of God’s Blessing to Judah, as described in the opening passage to this article. The Amplified Version of the Bible makes the passage slightly clearer, “The scepter or leadership shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet until Shiloh {the Messiah, the Peaceful One} comes to Whom it belongs, and to Him shall be the obedience of the people.” This we can be certain, the days of the temporary occupants of the Throne are soon to give way to the King of kings, Lord of lords. Sadly, the decline of the British Empire and the plans to merge with Europe has fueled talk in recent years of eliminating the monarchy altogether. Dear friends, if there is one thing Satan wants to accomplish, it is to destroy one of God’s Promises. Yet, we know this will not happen, the Throne will be here awaiting the Return of Jesus Christ because God promised King David, “And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever” (2 Samuel 7: 16).

It seems impossible to talk about this moment in the history of the Throne of David and the reign of Queen Elizabeth without mention of her heir, Prince Charles. They are so intertwined, particularly in the twilight of the Queen’s reign. Also, so much of prophecy seems to surround this controversial prince. It was in 1994 that he claimed he would relinquish his role as Head of the Church of England and instead, be defender of all the world’s faiths. In the same year, he extolled the virtues of Islam in a speech at Oxford University, some have even speculated that he may have even converted to Islam. In considering the blasphemy of Charles, the words of Zephaniah 1: 8 come to mind. In all likelihood, they relate more to Charles than to the other princes surrounding the Throne, “And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord’s sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the kings children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.”

Anyone who has read the works of Ivan Panin or Howard Rand will understand how God employs “sevens”, or derivatives of it, and “times” (one time equals 360 years) in His intricate Plan. Then too, if you have read my book, “River of Power,” you will perhaps appreciate the unique destiny of Scotland in the unfolding plan. With these in mind, let’s now review some interesting applications.

  • In July, 1296, King Edward I brought Jacob’s Pillar Stone (Stone of Destiny) from Scotland at the time of the third overturn of the Davidic Throne. Exactly 700 years later, the decision was made to return the Stone of Destiny to Scotland to counter growing nationalism.

It is very significant to note that the Stone of Destiny was returned on November 14th, 1996, which is also Prince Charles’ birthday. It’s almost as if God gave a message to the “Defender of all Faiths.” Thanks to Australian Pastor Frank Dowsett, we can look at this date 1996 from another perspective. Genesis 6: 4 tells us that God gave Noah seven days notice of the commencement of the punishment He was about to send upon the earth. Using Ezekiel 4: 6, “I have appointed thee each day for a year” and as a dual fulfillment, we can take these seven days as seven years. Let’s see how this plays out.

In 1996 God arranges for Jacob’s Pillar Stone, emblametic of his Throne, to be moved to Scotland away from the heart of Mystery Babylon and the balsphemy that has taken place in Westminster Abbey in recent years. It was also the year that Prince Charles declared on CNN that he intends to be Defender of All Faiths. Add seven years to 1996 and we will come to 2003, a year I speculate that judgment upon the Israel nations and the nations of the world will commence. Yet, could this possible be the time of the fulfillment of Genesis 49: 10 “until Shiloh come?” Will Jesus Return at this time to claim His Throne and rescue the only true faith?

Interesting too is the “one time” factor. We were told in Galatians 4: 10, “Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years,” so we know a “time” is a measurement and as demonstrated in previous writings, is 360 days or years in duration. I demonstrated in Monarchs of Destiny–Queen Elizabeth I how God actually employed the “times” measurement. In one case, I showed how one “time” or 360 years separated Britain’s greatest military victory in 1588 (The Spanish Armada) from its most humiliating defeat in 1948 when they limped from Palestine having been run out by terrorists. The 360-year time factor can be employed to arrive at 1996 as well.

  1. In 1636 AD, the Scotland Rebellion began as civil war erupted when King Charles I tried to impose a new prayer book on the Scots. This was a forerunner to other internal problems in kingdom. Going forward one “time” or 360 years, we arrive at 1996 with attempt to appease Scottish Nationalism by returning Jacob’s Pillar Stone to Scotland.
  2. In 1643 AD, seven years after 1636 AD, King Charles I’s grand design had failed. He continued in vain but was subsequently captured and executed. One “time” or 360 years from 1643, we again arrive at 2003 AD and must ask the question, “Will Prince Charles’ grand design fail also.”

At the time of this writing, it is still unclear how the New York and Washington tragedy will unfold but many believe it is the beginning of the final countdown to the Return of Jesus Christ. If it is to be, and I fervently hope so, we will encounter some very difficult times in the not too distant future. We should not be totally blinded by the mid-east crises but keep our eyes turned toward the north and Gog, as described in Ezekiel 38. We must realize, that on our own, we are not going to defeat those who will war against us and those internally in our nations that seek to integrate the Israel nations in a one-world system. The Lord God Almighty is in full charge of our destiny; we can but put ourselves in His Hands and trust in His Word. In the meantime, as depressing as it is to see what is taking place with Britain, God’s Plan must unfold, as it should. As Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II is presiding over a kingdom at its very last gasp, waiting for the true King to claim His Throne. Notwithstanding this, it is still sad that the Queen’s faith in her advisors never seems to be questioned, or at least these is no evidence of such. A letter addressed to the Queen from the Democratic Party, Worcestershire dated August 23rd, 2001 was re-printed in the Autumn issue of The New Covenant Times. In it the party said, “We have the greatest foreboding that your power under the forthcoming European legislation will be fatally undermined and lead, ultimately, to the removal of Your Majesty from Parliament altogether.” The letter then reminded the Queen of her Coronation Oath and ended with the cautionary words, “We hope that you will act in accordance with the “laws and customs” of the Realm before it is too late.” While the Queen’s reply was not published, I have been told it was the standard letter stating the she must be guided by the advice of her ministers.

Sad as it is, there can be no other way. Nonetheless, Elizabeth II is a Monarch of Destiny. Indeed, in a way, her reign must be the most challenging of all because it may well culminate in the most devastating war of all times.