Stunning General Election results – is God behind them?

Cloud over Windsor June 2011

Three weeks ago today citizens of the United Kingdom voted for their representatives as Members of Parliament. Overnight exit polls and the next day’s final results shocked most analysts and pundits.

Magna Carta

In fact, such a change is highly appropriate for this 800th anniversary year of a far  more revolutionary political act: King John’s agreement to affix his seal to the Magna Carta. The gathering of his barons in a Thames-side meadow at Runnymede, a few miles outside Windsor, to present the large petitionary document to the king, will be commemorated in a civic ceremony on the actual anniversary,15th June, at a memorial built by our American cousins.

The world famous Magna Carta or ‘Great Charter’ was a practical solution to the political and financial crisis facing the king in 1215, yet it laid the foundation of liberty – of individual freedom, parliamentary democracy and subjection not to royalty, but to the supremacy of law.

That is, it established for the first time the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the common law of the land. The British Library states that, although nearly a third of the text was deleted or substantially rewritten within ten years, and almost all its clauses have been repealed in modern times, Magna Carta still remains a cornerstone of the British constitution. I’d add that its great influence extends to the Commonwealth’s and to the United States of America’s legal systems.

Now let’s consider some apolitical observations and possibly prophetical points.  I’m rather ‘long in the tooth’ and therefore cynical about politics. At the time of the election we were preparing to go away for some rest and recuperation. Hence the delay in blogging. Even so, when I got around to starting this post’s draft last week I was directed to look up a special photo, as above, which sync’d into what I had in mind, as explained below.

Election Results

Three of UK’s main political parties got thrashed and trashed on 7th May 2015. Leaders of the coalition Liberal Democrats and opposition Labour parties resigned and the leader of the UK Independence Party lost his seat with ensuing furore over leadership. Astonishing wins of the Scottish Nationalist Party in taking its seats from 6 to 59 brought a wholesale change to politics north of the border, as indicated in this cartoon by Adams (click image for more). It was a night of shocking surprises for many well-known MPs in the loss of their seats.

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Something unique happened and marked 8th May as a historic day – maybe a tipping point in not only Britain’s political but also spiritual status?  It presages remarkable winds-of-change blowing right across and re-shaping the political spectrum. It stunned not only politicians but also pundits – and particularly in proving the latter unsound.

We’d taken scant notice of pre-election news and discussions for we loathe carping speculation of ‘talking heads’. As Christians, we have serious reservations about most parties’ policies, but the Prime Minister’s saving grace is that of not being anti-Israel. As the Lord was behind the changes, that point may well have helped David Cameron. AND, he is going to sort out the BBC at long last! (See Tories going to war with BBC.)

That said, here are my observations in sequential relevance:

1. Cloud over Windsor 2011

Alan May’s above photo of a cloud taken from Windsor on Garter Day June 2011 seems prophetical.  Does it hint at a separation between Scotland and mainland Britain?  The fact it was taken there may be of profound significance. (More details in this post about prayers in Parliament and about Windsor – note reference to ringing of bell in the first. The link to the photo has been taken down because of overwhelming demand upon the source article – a newspaper in Newbury, Berks.)

2. Vision of bells in Scotland 

Does Tony Puccio’s vision in far away Tucson, Arizona, of bells ringing in Scotland relate to the great jubilation of the SNP and voters? It sure does! In early April Tony blogged:

“I’m going to go out on a limb here and post this. Earlier in the afternoon of 4/16/2015 I was driving home and I began to hear bells ringing. I saw and heard church bells in steeples ringing smaller bells as well were ringing. They were ringing over Scotland.  I’m not sure as to their purpose but I just am posting what I was seeing and hearing.”

It attracted many comments and I remarked, “Ha bells again Tony – that’s how we linked up in 2012! (see ‘Get Ready’ – Paul Revere’s Ride and revival in UK) This time my first impression is of definite warning in view of next month’s elections…nationalist party strongly rocking the boat, probably going to trash Labour Party… There have been plenty of strong prophetic words for Scotland, however, and maybe it’s time to ‘ring out these changes’!” (eg see Dr Sharon Stone, Jane Hamon and the McKies – emphasis added)

Regarding deception over voting in Scotland and divisive power see Revd Dr Clifford Hill’s warning Call to pray for the UK.

3. Lord, turn the tide!

I was astonished the election results could show that my prayer request “Lord, turn the tide in the UK” seems to have been met in a promising way. Also in connection with the strongly anti-Christian policies dominating and contributing to the decay of society’s moral fibre, maybe it relates to the Rock (being Christ) I saw emerge through a tear in the rotten fabric of our national life, as in the open vision that confronted me in 2004. (For details read Comments upon the collapse of Society.)

4. Sharon Stone’s remarks

At her Windsor mentoring day on 9th May Dr Sharon Stone taught on patterns and principles of developing a ‘forerunner’s heart’. She said on these occasions there is always a tug-of-war between disappointment and excitement but this shaking leaves a vulnerability because of people resigning and leaving their positions. So, there’s now an unexpected period of re-establishment and things manoeuvering around that the enemy can take advantage of.

Therefore, prophetic intercessors should be taking advantage of this to turn things around because, even though there have been significant changes, all these things need praying through. As a historical example, Sharon referred to the monarchy’s actions in Windsor of calling out the sick to line up for healing prayer! (Akin to Maunday Thursday practices?) She then said,

“God is shifting the church today. We all have to be more inclusive in all areas, we’ve got to ascend from the priestly area of worship and devotion to that of prophetic revelation and to the apostolic decree as well in both worship and prayer – (thus) we can proclaim what He says.”

Sharon taught on how the account in Acts 12 of Peter’s supra-natural release from prison can be applied to opening up civic and governmental places and situations to the Kingdom of God – keys to open and shut gates of our cities. We’re not just to watch and protect but open up our communities to the purposes of God, that Jesus be glorified in the midst of people, seen for who He really is and that He be loved and accepted there.

5. Revd Ken Gott

The next session on the power of Godly inheritance was delivered by Ken Gott of House of Prayer Europe in Sunderland. He gave an example of how this happened personally via the influence of a man, whose mother had been saved through a miraculous, re-creative healing at a meeting held by early 20th Century evangelist Stephen Jeffreys. That young son’s very first convert was Ken’s great-grandmother.

On the recent election, Ken remarked,

“Something of God happened in the election….I confirm that something of the Spirit moved in that election, moved in our nation. Political commentators got it drastically wrong, the commentators were shocked, the pollsters were amazed how wrong they got it – and everybody’s looking at each other saying we never saw this, we never saw it!

“I’m not saying I’m for the Tories, for a Tory government, for David Cameron, or whatever – but what we need is God. And God orchestrated it…

“I believe we will yet find out that God orchestrated something in the last couple of days! I’m 100% totally, totally convinced of it!”

“We’d been praying all day that we would have Godly men, men who were taught righteously, that they would be courageous in their decision-making and be Godly. We prayed and covered the whole election from the time the polling stations were opened to the time they closed and the ballot boxes were opened…and God heard…

“And yet when that exit poll came out I knew God had answered that prayer, not only of ours but of others too…”

6. 70-year period 

After his message I approached Ken and Michael Marcell, who was with him, and asked both if they’d noticed the ‘coincidence’ of the previous day’s doubly historic events being related to a 70-year period – and possibly a Biblical one at that!

The 8th May not only brought the amazing election results for a new government’s historic victory but also celebrated the 70th anniversary of VE-Day (1945 Victory in Europe over Nazi Germany). Also, that day’s VE-Day memorial service at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, was attended by all political leaders – The Telegraph’s sub-line: ‘Cruel quirk of timing throws defeated leaders Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg together with victors David Cameron and Nicola Sturgeon’.

7. Cindy Jacobs’ word for UK

A few days later Michael met Cindy Jacobs, who too remarked upon the significance of the election and brought a greatly encouraging prophetic word for the UK, as copied in this earlier post.

HA, LOL – an unintentional 7 items yet again!!

Significance of 70-year cycle

Now, 70 years after victory over a common foe, we could at long last have an opportunity to move out of ‘Babylonian captivity’ (as in The Babylonian aspect of the Church’s ‘New Era’), just as the ancient Jews were held there for 70 years before being allowed to return to their holy city.

I will be making several points on this cycle in due course, as intimated in closing Lion Bites God-incidents:.

Wake up and be set on fire!

fire-of-Holy-Spirit-300x194A loud noise from builders outside awoke me with a start!  It’s the first time in a long time I’d overslept! The alarm had gone off early for Nina to get up (I’d already been up with the dawn). I jumped up as I’d just over half an hour to ‘break fast’, get ready and get out with her before the local crowds descended in town.

An hour later at my desk this Lion Bites email was near the top of my in-tray: L.O.L.!

WAKE UP AND BE SET ON FIRE!

“I heard the Holy Spirit repeat the same phrase three times:

“Wake up and be set on fire!”
“Wake up and be set on fire!”
“Wake up and be set on fire!”

“As these words were decreed, I ‘saw’ the phrase shooting out over all lands, all nations and, ultimately, landing on all His people.

“To those who chose to listen to the wake-up call from Heaven there is an encounter with the fire of God that will equip you to fulfill His coming purposes. In your response to the call to rise up from your slumber there is a whole new wave of power coming into your midst, to equip you to bring Kingdom transformation.

“Respond to this wake-up call from the Lord! Allow Him to come into your midst, right now, to wake you up in areas that you have been sleeping and allow Him to set you on fire for the sake of His name.

Ephesians 5:14  For this reason it says, “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.”
Isaiah 60:1  Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you

Confirmation of the vision

aurora-uk_2192580k_Image credit Telegraph

The WORLDWIDE vision referred to above is similar to, but more extensive than, Jean Darnall’s 50 years ago of multiple fires being lit across Britain (see Prophecies fulfilled 1).

However and moreover, it reminds me of what I’d sensed a week ago yesterday and which was God-incidentally confirmed the same day by Angela Jeff. She commented early the next morning on my post about Nathan Morris’ prophetic outburst, “London’s Burning”, as follows:

“Yesterday I was reading a wonderful book by James A. Stewart, called “God’s New Thing” – all about Revival. It says this “The two symbols of Pentecost are WIND and FIRE . There is no set program for a cyclone or a prairie fire. A great revival is like a forest fire”. I began to think about the fact that wind conditions have a HUGE impact on the spread of a WILDFIRE.
“The Great Fire of London sprang to mind…and so I googled it and began to do some research…there are some very interesting spiritual parallels that I believe God wanted to remind me of:
“In London in 1666, conditions for the blaze were perfect. A long hot summer had left London DRY and drought had depleted water reserves (does this not sound a bit like the spiritual condition of London today – a dry and thirsty land where there is no water?!) This, coupled with a STRONG EAST WIND meant that all that was required was a SPARK! That SPARK began in a bakery (house of bread) and boom! Suddenly that SPARK became the “consuming fire” that had so often been predicted.
“Cindy Jacobs spoke of a coming “marriage of wind and fire” and Julie Meyers UK prophecy speaks of a move of God like a WILDFIRE!! I feel so stirred that God is calling us to press into these things in prayer. I believe that a second “Great Fire of London” is coming! Another interesting factor which is food for thought is that the Great Fire followed the dreadful plague which had gripped London in 1665. Some say that the fire, as dreadful as it was, was God’s mercy on the city because it purged the city of the plague. Oh how we need that burning cleansing flame to sweep through our capital city! Let’s pray for London!!”

I especially thanked Angela, saying that only yesterday I’d had a strong sense of a likely coming spiritual fire. It may have been specifically for the chapel and establishment we were gathered in for a service for healing.

fire-angels_300wAfter communion, I’d gazed at piles of logs on the lawn outside that had been gathered from the small wood around the premises.  Right away I recalled a photo taken by Gary Beaton at a similar scenario. It showed two ‘angels of fire’!  (I blogged on this a year ago this month in Sighting of angels in a fire.)

Also, I took the opportunity to refer to the “unstoppable firestorm” word brought by Bobby Conner 7 years ago this month.

Angela refers to Julie Meyer’s well-known song “The Bridegroom Cometh” reference to “wildfire”. Delivered at Voice of the Apostles conference in Pennsylvania on 20 October 2012 it prophesies revival coming to Great Britain and Europe. So I replied that Johnny Enlow had brought something in a similar vein 7 days earlier in Windsor UK. (Read my notes on him in Visitors notice heavens more open in England – posted last May! :-) 

Yes Angela, let us all agree to press in prayer for this revival.

 [Aurora from the International Space Station – image credit The Telegraph]

Smith Wigglesworth’s vision for UK and Cindy Jacob’s word from the Lord

Wigglesworth

What I’d planned doing last week went wrong! Not badly so, but even so…

I was trying to download a brain blog-jam of prophetical aspects of the general election. But as I wrote more came – but I quickly got diverted by the ‘tsunami’ of what was coming from the Lord. So I couldn’t turn from or escape it but had to give a new post priority – and what a blessing it brought, as emailed privately by a few readers! Thank you Lord.

My vain plan was to schedule that election post for automatic publication in two parts on Friday at the start of our week away. The first part being the main body would be quickly followed by a word from the Lord delivered by Cindy Jacobs.  However, I realised in the early hours there was more for the main bit, and so it would be better that it be delayed and Cindy’s published first (as here).

In my busy-ness I’d not really taken in that prophetic word’s immensity – and importance of priority. It ‘sat well’ with my spirit and I knew to get it ‘re-blogged’. Then, having a hard copy for Nina and I to read, I wondered if it may connect into the open vision I had in 2004 of the Rock that is Christ arising from the land – and with what I learned 20 years ago from Norman James about his renowned prayer partner Smith Wigglesworth’s vision of revival in the UK.

Also, two highly contrasting comments were soon submitted after it was published. One was highly critical and not in a Godly spirit and, thus, unable to assess the word. Yet the other, emailed privately from David Robinson stirred my spirit. He’s kindly allowed me to publish his following remarks:

“Richard, I especially resonated with Cindy’s word.  PTL that we are on the verge in the UK of a great move of the Lord.  I have sensed for sometime in common with many words I read, doors opening and a new move of His Spirit.  We are indeed in the year of the Open Door.
 
“For me, I have sensed a real call to step out more and that’s just what I have been doing for several months on the streets of Banbury, my local town.  I am ‘retired’ now but there is no such thing as retirement in the Kingdom :).  The Lord has called me out onto the streets to share His love through prayer and healing with people He leads to me.  I have also felt called to open the door to bring together Churches and launch a Healing on the Streets (HOTS) Banbury ecumenically.  He has certainly opened many hearts locally. We will be launching with His help on the street at the end of June.  I can’t wait to continue to see what God is doing as I really sense an alignment with Cindy’s word – it’s time for us to step out, be bold and courageous and speak healing into the atmosphere by our very presence and carrying the Holy Spirit within us.  Additionally our new MP is a committed Christian and we are praying for her that she will continue to be a much-needed strong voice for Christian values in the House.
 
“What further excited me was two readings (God incidences?) that caught my attention today also.  In Friday’s (Fri May 22) Elijahlist posting Jeff Janson spoke of a 4.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred near Kalamazoo and he spoke of Malachi 4.2 “The sun of righteousness will rise with healing in His wings” and the new roar of the Lion of Judah – see http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=14741.  And today BBC also reported a 4.2 earthquake in Kent – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32840579.  Coincidence? [RB emphasis added.]
 
“I searched for Kent, or Britain, on Richards Watch and I came across this word: http://richards-watch.org/2014/05/15/keep-your-eyes-on-britain-is-the-time-now/
 

“These events seem significant to me and I wonder if you have heard from others in the coming days?  Pentecost is here and the Lion could roar this May (2015!).”

Over the Pentecost/Bank Holiday (which used to be called ‘Whitsun-tide’) I read this email and recalled having been with a group of charismatic Baptists, Independents and Catholics led by a Spirit-filled Anglican in 1995. We’d gathered in connection with the anniversary of the Welsh revival and were blessed by the company of 80 years-old Rev Norman James, who’d known Wigglesworth personally.

In Revival – 2: prophetic word I recounted why that prayer meeting was most remarkable:

“When this small group stood in a close circle to pray, Norman was less than a yard right in front of me.  As he was quite short, my eyes opened to gaze fully into his face and I couldn’t help but notice his eyes alight with excitement. A huge, beaming smile – he was radiant!

“Norman could hardly speak, save to whisper with intense awe, “I’ve just seen what Wigglesworth saw – Britain in revival – on fire for the Lord!”

“Ever so briefly he explained that in Wigglesworth’s 88th year the Lord had given him a vision of a future revival in Britain. He knew it would happen decades ahead but he so desperately desired to see such days.  Thus Norman confided, “No wonder he wanted the Lord to keep him alive!. But he couldn’t find the words to describe its wonder.”

Later this weekend my friend Mark Maddock emailed:

Two Words from Wigglesworth:

A recent word via Cindy Jacobs reminded me of these two words from Smith Wigglesworth, with my emphasis [ie. Mark’s]:

1. Smith Wigglesworth’s 1947 rare prophetic word about the coming move of the Holy Spirit:

“During the next few decades there will be two distinct moves of the Holy Spirit across the church in Great Britain. The first move will affect every church that is open to receive it and will be characterized by a restoration of the baptism and gifts of the Holy Spirit. The second move of the Holy Spirit will result in people leaving historic churches and planting new churches. In the duration of each of these moves, the people who are involved will say ‘This is the great revival’. But the Lord says ‘No, neither is this the great revival but both are steps towards it.

“When the new church phase is on the wane, there will be evidenced in the churches something that has not been seen before: a coming together of those with an emphasis on the Word and those with an emphasis on the Spirit. (I think we need to be actively involved in this process now – MM) [RB: a few years ago the Baptist Union, so I was told by a Baptist minister with a marked prophetic gifting, formally agreed to such a balance! PTL!]

“When the Word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest movement of the Holy Spirit that the nation, and indeed the world, has ever seen. It will mark the beginning of a revival that will eclipse anything that has been witnessed within these shores, even the Wesleyan and the Welsh revivals of former years. The outpouring of God’s Spirit will flow over from the UK to the mainland of Europe, and from there will begin a missionary move to the ends of the earth.”

2. This account of Wigglesworth’s End Times vision comes from Lester Sumrall’s book (pgs. 168-169), “Pioneers of Faith”:

‘Shutting his eyes again, he said, “I see the greatest revival in the history of mankind coming to planet earth, maybe as never before. And I see every form of disease healed. I see whole hospitals emptied with no one there. Even the doctors are running down the streets shouting.”

‘He told me that there would be untold numbers of uncountable multitudes that would be saved. No man will say ‘so many, so many,’ because nobody will be able to count those who come to Jesus. No disease will be able to stand before God’s people… “It will be a worldwide situation, not local,” he said, “a worldwide thrust of God’s power and God’s anointing upon mankind.” Then he opened his eyes and looked at me and said, “I will not see it, but you shall see it. The Lord says that I must go on to my reward, but that you will see the mighty works that He will do upon the earth in the last days.

‘… The idea that I would get to see this revival was almost overwhelming. And in the last decade or so, I believe we have seen this revival begin to sweep the earth. We have seen amazing moves of God in Africa… Recently, I was in China and met with the underground church. I was told there are at least forty-five million Full Gospel Christians in China. (Now over 100 million – MM). I discovered a depth of prayer and integrity there that I have not felt anywhere else in the world…

‘So I believe we are seeing Wigglesworth’s prophecy begin to be fulfilled. We are seeing the first stages of it.’ (Lester wrote this in 1995… MM)

David and Mark, I thank you and bless you for your valuable contributions.

Cindy Jacobs: the election and word from the Lord for the UK

Thank you to Michael Marcel at UK Awakening for the following account. As previously, it is again noteworthy how visiting prophets are sensitive to changes in nations’ spiritual atmospheres.  With her husband Mike Jacobs, Cindy is co-founder of the intercessory Generals International.:

WORD OF THE LORD FROM CINDY JACOBS

(On) 13th May 2015 Cindy Jacobs came through Heathrow for a few hours and gave this word. The first part was at one point, then she prophesied over someone and then she gave the second word:

“For I am getting ready to break out in the UK, I am getting ready to display my awesome power; I am getting ready to display my awesome glory”, says the Lord.

And the Lord says, “There are some of you watching and you have been waiting for this moment; you have been like Gideon hiding out”, but the Lord says, “Come out of the shadows now and I am going to give you power; you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. I am getting ready to show that I am the Almighty, I am the Almighty, I am going to show it to England in a Biblical(?) way, I am going to manifest my Presence. In the past some of you had to just wait and believe that I would manifest who I am, but I am coming, the Almighty is coming to show who I am, a mighty God.”

Cindy then spoke about the previous week’s general election:

Cindy Jacobs - FB page“I would like to give a little perspective on the election. First of all I am very excited. When I landed at Heathrow, for one of the first times in many, many years I felt an enormous peace come over me. I cannot tell you what has happened in this nation, but something mighty has happened. (Emphasis added)

“The Lord has given you a window for a new season. It is a window of opportunity; it is a window for the Body of Christ to find her voice.

“If you will stand up now and be the voice to the nations”, says the Lord, “this awakening that you have prayed for is on its way; it is coming, it is coming like a mighty rushing wind”, says the Lord, and the Lord says, “if now there will be a coalescing”, and I know you coalesce, but even in a greater measure, to be a voice into the Government, the word of the Lord is that “this is the season where I am giving you a loud voice, Body of Christ, and if you will speak now I will amplify that voice and it is going to begin to tip the nation. If you miss your window you will not have the effect. Do not relax, even though there was a lot of prayer at the time of the election; this is not a time to relax this is a time to press in. Go and see your MPs, make appointments. This is the season where you are to speak and be that loud voice, and if you will do that”, says the Lord, “I am going to give this window of awakening; that the power of God is going to rush into the UK, not just England; the power of God is visiting the whole of the UK.”

The Lord says, “Watch and see, but do not wait, do not relax, press in(?) and establish a new season(?) shift.  If you make your voice heard I will tip the scale for the revival you have all been believing for.”

AMEN!

SEE NEXT post for informative reactions to this word >>>.

Lion Bites ‘God-incidents': wall of water in church – revelatory levels

tsunami_edOn Sunday morning during worship a tall wall of bright blue water stood over on my right. Motionless, it was across the aisle near me, standing down the length of the hall we meet in outside Guildford and was as high as the hall’s ceiling.

The photo here (credit Scotland Ablaze) is not an exact representation because what I saw was flat-faced like a brick wall with a lattice-like pattern of foam right across it – and there wasn’t any water at the foot of it.

As the floor was dry and the fact I’d been musing upon Joshua taking the Israelites across the Jordan, then maybe it was the fruit of my imagination projecting it into my perception.  Or, maybe of Moses and the Red Sea?

If that were so then where’s the other wall of water?  I didn’t sense another to my left. And then I noted the stationary foam looked like that on Japanese artist Katsushika Hokushai’s painting of Mount Fuji Seen Below Wave at Kanagawa. – a huge tsunami!

Then it dawned on me – what I was seeing was symbolic of a spiritual tsunami from the Lord. And hadn’t someone reported having seen the same recently? (‘Torrents of living water about to flow’, in addition to what I’d ‘seen’ of something like the river Severn’s tidal bore in motion – as here and here respectively.)

Wave upon wave

Confirmation came  within minutes from our worship leader Danny. He’d been ‘motoring’ on his acoustic guitar and ‘pressing into’ heaven for about an hour and then sang about, Jesus’ love as “a raging sea” that will sweep over us. Not in our library of worship songs, he confirmed afterwards it was what he was inspired to sing about!

A couple of days later (Tuesday) a related daily Lion Bite from Glasgow Prophetic Centre dropped into my mailbox.:

A New Creative Wave

‘There is a new wave of creativity pouring out from the throne room of God into the earth realm at this moment. It is not that there isn’t already creativity on the earth – there certainly is – but this is a new level. With this new level will come new anointings, expressions, sounds, colours, movements, songs, writings, scripts, materials, products and more!

‘There are ways to create that have not yet been discovered that are being released by God and new levels that are coming into familiar creative expressions. There are dormant gifts in the people of God that are being awakened. Sounds that have yet to be discovered and colours that have not yet been seen before.

‘The Lord encourages you to explore with Him this new creative wave that He is pouring out. Find out who you are as a creative individual. To those who already move in the arts: press in for the new and cutting-edge, do not settle in the expression you have at this moment but seek for what is in you that you have yet to discover.’

1 Chronicles 22:15-16
Moreover, there are many workmen with you, stonecutters and masons of stone and carpenters, and all men who are skilful in every kind of work. “Of the gold, the silver and the bronze and the iron there is no limit. Arise and work, and may the LORD be with you.”

TODAY: Planning to finish yesterday’s draft on the recent general election I searched for a cartoon on the result, recalled a reader’s vision of bells ringing in Scotland and wanted to check out prophecies for that land. Immediately, I came across this photo and a dream from Isabel McKie in 2009 that relates even more closely to Sunday’s tsunami. Read her account in full here; she interprets the dream as follows

“I believe in these last days when the great wave of God’s Spirit comes there will be a greater movement than ever before and the dried-up churches will spring up into life. The dry land will be watered by the great tsunami that God has in mind to bring in, washing away all our concepts.  What a God of mystery we have, unpredictable, even the wind and the sea obey Him, and bow at His command! God help us to live in great expectation, for our God is an awesome God with secrets on His mind, and He is revealing them in these last days to His people!

“These people who sat on the shorelines were so certain of their safety for a set time. They were so sure the tide would roll in at it’s usual time. Spiritually we are the same but God has other ideas. His Holy Spirit will be poured out at His command, and our son’s and daughters will be pulled in by the power of the flood, which is going to flood the land, and pull them into the safety of Himself when we least expect it. He is the God of the unusual and He holds the key to mysteries!”

tsunami

The following is today’s Lion Bite – and where did I read about ‘levels of revelation’ only yesterday?

Levels of Revelation

‘For many this past season has lacked revelation and direction. You have found yourself unable to hear the Father like you once could and your perception of what the Spirit has been saying has diminished. As one who once heard God with clarity and surety, you may have found this strange and unnerving.

‘I heard the Lord say,

“I am stopping this cycle in this moment and I am pulling you up through levels of revelation into a higher place of clarity and sight. In this place not only will you be able to hear me like you once did, but you will be sharper, quicker and more in tune with what I am saying and what I am doing than you once were. I am releasing to you such a grace and ability to perceive what I am saying in these days that you will be unable to live life as it is at this moment. Your perception of what you see before you will shift and as a result, your ability to overcome situations that you face will increase. You will find yourself unable to contain the words that I place in your spirit and the sharing of what I am saying will become so normal that you will often not even notice you are doing it.

This is a new day. This is a new time. I am marking it with an increase of revelation and an ability to hear me like never before. Allow me to break off you assignments of ‘blurry vision’ and of ‘spiritual deafness’ so that you might experience the fullness of this new grace that I am releasing. 

Revelation will become part of your armoury for battle and, for many, will become your most effective weapon. Tune your ear to me in these days. Allow me to speak to you in ways that will cause maximum transformation.”

Acts 2:17
“And it shall be in the last days,’ God says, ‘That I will pour forth of my spirit on all mankind; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams.”

YESTERDAY: It just so happened that I was researching the Biblical meaning of ’70’, as I’ve been doing since hearing Charlie Shamp speaking about the prophet Daniel at the start of his recent visit. (Have yet to share as promised, but am still ruminating upon insights on the ‘corkscrew’ nature of time and 40, 55 and 70 year cycles – and the latter relates directly to our recent general election!)

So I searched for ‘meaning of 70′ and found the following link and remark from 1982:

Seventy Years: A New Beginning The nature of Torah is such that even after 70 years of in-depth study, one can discover entirely new levels of insight.”

It proved to be a video about a renowned rabbinical leader (or Rebbe) of the Chabad Lubavitch, an orthodox Jewish religious philosophical movement that originated in the Russian ‘city of brotherly love’.

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The Pope, Palestine and “an angel of peace”.

This post serves to clarify, and hopefully answer, a most objectionable remark reputed to have been made by the Pope in describing the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as “An angel of peace”.

Hand with News icon - WatcharakunAfter a short holiday and ten days offline I caught up with events and noted one of many items in William Koenig’s weekend report. This was about the Vatican’s official recognition of the existence of the Palestinian state in a new treaty finalised last Wednesday.  The Vatican has long had diplomatic relationships with what was previously the terrorist Palestinian Liberation Organization. According to  The Independent, the PLO represents Palestine in countries that don’t yet recognise the non-existent state of Palestine.

The Vatican followed the UN General Assembly decision of 2012 to recognise that state and, in my opinion, joined the herd of lemmings heading for the cliffs to their doom!

The Times of Israel reports Jerusalem as stating this move isn’t conducive to advancing peace negotiations and criticised the Vatican announcement. Bill Koenig notes that very soon after Pope John Paul II held a peace conference in 2002 focusing on the Middle-East peace process, the Catholic Church became embroiled in huge sex scandals.

The Vatican’s endorsement of a state of Palestine on God’s covenant land of Judea and Samaria will probably lead to its endorsing East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital of Palestine, and have an enormous impact on the so-called peace process and with huge End-time repercussions internationally. Bill is of the opinion that the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches are likely to follow the Vatican with their own agreements. Only the God of Israel knows the full consequences of these grossly unwise actions.

True Intentions

Abbas mapWere The Holy See truly ‘holy’ it would have first insisted upon and ensured that Abbas repudiates and reverses his personal, public declarations of eradicating the state of Israel, as reported in my  email of September 2011.

British author, Times columnist and broadcaster Melanie Philips doesn’t mince words, as on her Facebook:

“So it would appear that what the Pope has actually recognized and endorsed is the open intention to destroy Israel and replace it by Palestine.”

The entry links to her Jerusalem Post Opinion piece in which she provides evidence for her point:

Melanie Pillips“It puts the Vatican publicly behind the Palestinian strategy of waging war against Israel by diplomatic means. 

“It is a lie first of all because there is no state of Palestine.

“However many countries proclaim recognition of this spurious state does not alter that fact. The Vatican’s “treaty” is no more than a crude propaganda stunt assisting a war of extermination.

“Recognition of a Palestine state is a ploy to bounce it into virtual existence by getting the world to agree it exists. The sole reason it does not in reality exist is that, resting on a wholesale denial of Jewish history in the land, the purpose of such a state is to create the platform for a devastating war on Israel.

“By supporting this Potemkin Palestine, the Vatican has lined up behind those who disdain international law. In supporting the recognition gambit which tears up the Palestinians’ own treaty obligations under the Oslo Accords, the pope has now openly made Catholics complicit with reneging on promises and shattering bonds of trust.

“And where exactly is this state of Palestine the pope has now recognized?”

Melanie then proceeds to cover the point I briefly referred to in 2011:

“For as PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement reiterated on its Facebook page this week (according to Palestinian Media Watch): “Palestine means the entire national land, from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea.”…And of course, the PA’s maps of Palestine include all of Israel.

“So it would appear that what the pope has actually recognized and endorsed is the open intention to destroy Israel and replace it by Palestine.”

Angel of Peace?

Working through my in-tray yesterday I came across Christian reports expressing strong objections to the terms by which Pope Francis is reported to have described President Abbas when they met over the weekend.

Associated Press (AP) had reported the Pope as calling him “an angel of peace”!!  It was sloppy journalism but had been repeated unquestionably by mainstream media.

Later in the day I received news of the error from Honest Reporting, which you can read in Media, not Pope, dub Abbas an “Angel of Peace”. It opens:

The meeting between Pope Francis and PA President Mahmoud Abbas has become a classic illustration of how a lie gets halfway across the world while the truth is still putting it’s shoes on.

The report concludes,

In other words, the Pope did not call Abbas an “angel of peace” at all. Quite the opposite. He was urging him to become an angel of peace in the future.

AP has since issued a correction and I trust this clarifies a few things regarding the Pope and Palestine.

For further clarification read media watchdog’s PA Depicts a World Without Israel.

Days of Wonder 2015: free podcast of Paul Keith Davis

The inspirational messages delivered by Paul Keith Davis and Ian Clayton at last year’s Days of Wonder in Cardiff were outlined in Days of Wonder…, Nuggets from…  and Follow-on…Getting closer to God. So I can strongly recommend listening to a podcast of Paul Keith’s second session that’s now freely available.

Company of Burning Hearts has recently opened a new web store and its co-founder Justin Abraham announces,

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“We’re excited about releasing this NEW series of teachings on our web-store. To celebrate we’re giving away a FREE session from Days of Wonder 2014 featuring Paul Keith Davis. If you don’t know Paul Keith, he is a huge inspiration and one of the pacesetter prophets of our generation….”

To continue reading click NEW Podcast LIVE for link to free podcast and to register for Days of Wonder 2015.

Hare & Tortoise, Eternity and a Menu!

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A 12-mile marathon between the renowned hare and tortoise of Aesops’ fables. My parents gift of the above child’s alarm clock is one of my earliest memories.

So, as a young boy I often checked at noon which character got to the winning post first – tortoise always won!  Although fast and agile, the hare ran 12 times further than ‘torty’ slowly plodded. And their marathon battle was never-ending!  Or, so it was until I got too old for that early 1950’s time-piece.

This wonderful teaching device gave me a good idea of time and probably inculcated an appreciation of how it cycles around, and of ‘wheels within wheels’ – but more so when I had opportunity to peek inside next-door neighbour’s large clock over their kitchen fire-place.

All this is to announce the completion of revisions to this blog’s main Menu. After having used various past posts, I jotted some ever so brief thoughts on how eternity may relate to time.

And guess what – I found this totalled an unintentional 7 pages, as follows:

  1. Eternity and Prophecy
  2. The Nature of Time
  3. Cycles & the Bible
  4. The Natural Year (Eric Hadik)
  5. Historic Aprils in USA & Israel (Eric Hadik)
  6. God-incidences
  7. Invisible Jigsaw

The first five contain mainly new material and are found in the ‘Cycles & Time’ hub. The other two under ‘God-incidences & Jigsaws’ hub are brief distillations from published posts. All contain supportive scriptures.

I trust you will take a look, enjoy what you read and be blessed. Any comments and corrections are welcome.

[Illustration credit: Smart Gallery Social Museum and Art Gallery.]

Revival breaks out in Gloucester

Praise You Lord!

Have just received news of revival having broken out two months ago at Clearspring Church in the city of Gloucester, as announced here:

The church’s website succinctly refers to it as follows:

On Sunday March 1st, 2015 spontaneous worship broke at Clearspring church, Gloucester. With it, wave upon wave of the Holy Spirit’s power began to fall on the members of this small church.

Since that time, God’s power has intensified week on week. Traditional church services have been set aside, and the fire of God continues to fall.

Remarkable scenes are occurring. Christ is being exalted.

(Thank you Suzanne Payne. Personally, I’m ‘God-smacked’ after having blogged about ‘turning the tide’ specifically with River Severn’s tidal bore in mind. Whilst checking out the website on the Bore I went to Locations and noticed Gloucester is on the Severn. So if you’re unsure about where it is in England, then open that location’s map.)

George Washington’s warning to modern Washington

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Last weekend author Jonathan Cahn came to my attention in connection with an event  a week ago today in Washington, Wednesday 29 April.

And it so happens to involve someone whose work I’d been revisiting that same day in preparing changes to this blog’s menu – plus another personally relevant contact!

Many will be familiar with Jonathan’s bestseller The Harbinger, and The Mystery of the Shemitah. (See Prophetic points on 9/11 and Holy Shemitah Bible cycle...)

As usual, small regard is paid in Britain to events over ‘the pond’, especially in view of tomorrow’s general election. My awareness comes mainly from Christian correspondent Bill and various blogs rather than mainline media. I didn’t know about last Wednesday’s  Washington: Man of Prayer event to commemorate the 226th anniversary of George Washington’s inauguration as first president of the United Sates of America.

This event on Capitol Hill was attended by Members of Congress and church leaders. Many Members ‘delivered special and anointed prayers’, but when Jonathan took the speaker’s podium the stern warnings became loud and clear.

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I learned about this from Friday’s Koenig’s Eye View from the White House and of Bill’s conversation with messianic rabbi Cahn. He links it to World Net Daily’s report Follow Baal and go to Hell, which notes Jonathan,

…smacked down the Supreme Court’s assumption that it has the authority to redefine marriage. Cahn’s comments followed by only about 24 hours the hearing in the august courtroom where the justices heard arguments on whether or not the U.S. government would mandate recognition of homosexual “marriage” across the country.

“The justices of the Supreme Court took up their seats [in a hearing] on whether they should strike down the biblical and historic definition of marriage,” he said. “That the event should even take place is a sign this is America of [George] Washington’s warning … a nation at war against its own foundation.”

Washington warned the smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation “that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself hath ordained”.

He noted the Supreme Court opens sessions with the words, “God save the United States and this honorable court.”

“If this court should overrule the word of God and strike down the eternal rules of order and right that heaven itself ordained, how then will God save it?” he asked. “Justices, can you judge the ways of God? There is another court and there another judge, where all men and all judges will give account.

“If a nation’s high court should pass judgment on the Almighty, should you then be surprised God will pass judgment on the court and that nation? We are doing that which Israel did on the altars of Baal,” he said.

“We are exchanging our light for darkness.”

WND reports Jonathan went on to challenge President Obama: He questioned what happens when a leader places his left hand on the Bible to assume to highest office in the land, but with his right hand “enacts laws that violate the laws of God”.

Emphases above are mine. To read WND’s full article and watch Jonathan’s stirring 9 minute message click here. The full two hours may be watched here.

‘Connecting the Dots’

William Koenig closes his 12-page weekly report with notes on meeting Jonathan at the event. They shared thoughts about some of the big decisions on upcoming events that we’re all watching. They’ve known one another eleven years since Bill first heard the harbinger warning of judgement and call to repentance and salvation in Jesus.

I especially noted the reference to Obama having lied about his position on same-sex marriage in order to become president, as revealed by his former campaign manager, David Axelrod. This and several related serious issues show what a mess our cousins over the pond are facing.

Additionally, in this connection his report reprints one from 7 years ago (20 May 2008) referring to the “Babylonian Talmud” – the book of rabbis’ interpretation of the scriptures 1,000 years before Christ.  This book can correlate present days with those recorded in Genesis. After interviewing Dr Jeffrey Satinover, Janet Porter quotes him on the Talmud statement about the only time in past history when men were given in marriage to men, and women given in marriage to women.

No, it wasn’t in Sodom and Gomorrah, or ancient Greece, Rome or Babylon but during the days of Noah. That’s what the “Babylonian Talmud” attributes as the final straw that led to the Flood and Janet states ‘America’s Rabbi’, Aryeh Spero, confirms that claim.

 A personal enquiry

Also a week ago today, I received an enquiry from Minnesota in response to re-blogging Mark Davidson on a possible economic crash. Thinking I live in the States, ‘T’ asked if I could give any advice on preparing for such an eventuality. Unable to suggest anything more specific than basic measures, I felt I should include:

Also, you may wish to read John Kilpatrick’s ‘Blessing for this Shemitah Year’, as listed in http://churchofhispresence.org/media/downloads/.  He says it came from the Holy Spirit during a conference hosted with Jonathan Cahn, Mark Biltz & Bill Salus.

I got a quick response that The Harbinger has ‘T’ in it and something special from the Lord was received at Ground Zero. T was privileged to have been the only one chosen out of a multitude by the fire chief to be allowed into that area very soon after 9/11.

I can but draw this inescapable conclusion: these ‘coincidental’ actions happening on two specific days on one subject – Jonathan Cahn – serve to validate his message.

[Note: for Washington’s and A.A. Allen’s prophecies for the USA see Tony Puccio’s comment below.]

Lord, turn the tide in the UK

Seven Bore

In closing the previous post I referred to a meeting convened for local churches that would be praying for this week’s General Election. That was last Wednesday evening, the day in which I’d been re-wording a reference page on the nature of Time to include a little something on the mathematics of tides. I was reminded of that in the meeting and was prompted to pray for the Lord to “Turn the tide”.

It was, in fact, the first of two evenings’ meetings which contrasted interestingly. Both were informal and capably led by Anglican ministers with the first being based upon the scriptural account of Samuel and Saul. We compared their lives and anointing, as well as obedience, and considered the lessons applicable to today’s events and prayed accordingly.

The next evening was one of worshiping the Lord and this centre’s director led on guitar as we waited on the Lord. Styled as community worship with prayer for healing, it was open to the Holy Spirit’s leading, inspiration and ministry. Therefore, I’ve increasingly sensed the presence of the Lord and other impressions at these times. Later in the free, unstructured gathering we were invited to pray for politicians.

Having ‘closed down’ from blogging for the Bank Holiday weekend, I was startled to be reminded of that for I sensed, going across the room, a tidal bore like that of the River Severn. Its back-white tone was similar to the above photo of the bore. (The tidal range is second highest in the world – learn more by clicking photo.)  As attendees were well disposed towards Holy Spirit’s activity I shared the vision and prayed, “Lord turn the tide in Britain”.

Afterwards, I recalled having blogged something about torrents of water flowing in the land after having referred to a vision of a river flowing through Britain (here and here). Moreover, I’d since had an email on that subject but not had opportunity to assimilate it.

The content is noteworthy, as is its reference to Chuck Pierce on a river that will reverse direction! (underlined). This is similar to what ‘Chabod’ reported when commenting upon Dale Mast, but which had occurred many years before Chuck’s time in Liverpool. And of course he wasn’t speaking about the Mersey!  Chabod’s comment is appended in full to this post.

This is what Suzanne sent [NB: we were unaware of revival events reported 7 May]:

The River of God

Monica White (Wells) – 10 April 2015
“Today I walked up a hill in Weston Super Mare and interceded again for England. Again we saw a flood, tidal wave, coming over the land from the Bristol channel.It was a physical wave we saw in the Spirit.”

Gaynor Lewis (Bristol) – 31 March 2015
“As we were praying I saw the oceans around the coast of Great Britain become turbulent to the extent that waters swept up the estuaries of our country. The cities along these estuaries were engulfed by a wave of the spirit. Cities such as Liverpool, Hull, London, Bristol, Cardiff were touched by the spirit of God.

“Places set aside for the youth were affected, nightclubs saw many lives touched by the spirit of God. I saw a campus established in a nightclub and hundreds of young people flocking into the church. The demographic profile of the church changed. New birth, new life, new purpose.”

Ruth Johnson (Bristol) – 11 September 2014

Wave Coming into Bristol

“I just sense that there’s a wave coming into Bristol in the Spirit. And that Lord You want us to get in the water and You want us to be on our boards, and You want us to be standing on those boards, and riding that wave. And as that wave comes in, to be shouting out the Name of Jesus, there is no other Name, there is no other power, but the Name of Jesus. And that Lord God, we need, as we ride that wave, as it comes in, to be able to see from a different perspective.”

Word for Liverpool from Chuck Pierce – 22nd January 2014

Mantle presented to Toronto via Barbara Yoder and Chuck Pierce sent a mantle to Liverpool – A river mantle for the days ahead.

“It is being sent all the way to Liverpool and we are going to decree that the river of God for Liverpool will start flowing. It will align I hear the Lord saying there is a divine alignment of my glory that is going on in this nation at this time which has never gone on before. This night is the beginning of a divine alignment of my glory.

“Father we send a new mantle to the Liverpool area. We say the mantle, the river of God will flow from Liverpool, it will move through Manchester, it cannot be stopped. It will begin to align with others rivers that are forming, the one in Dudley. It will cause London eventually to come alive. I say to you, you must go all the way to the south of this nation for I will create a strange thing: I will cause a river to flow north and I will be flowing from north to south, south to north. The alignment of God’s glory is beginning tonight here at Burton-on-Trent. This begins a new movement in this land.”

Song – Yes we will flow with the river, move in the river, live in the river with you x 2

“Just let it release and some will say it is causing destruction but I will say I am re-building that which is of ancient times. The Lord says I will bring your sons and your daughters back, back to the place of my plumb-line back to the place I have bought in the land.”

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Thank you readers for enabling new discoveries and ‘hubs’

Digital Globe with HandThank you, dear reader, for following my musings and contributing whenever you can. I especially want to thank Beverley in Kansas, USA and my friend and author Revd Bill of Wimborne in Dorset. Had it not been for both your remarks a fortnight ago I wouldn’t have found – and done – the new things announced below!

I apologise for causing some confusion in God-incidents validated…- 1. Thanks for letting me know because other readers may have found the same. It’s reminded me of the need for consistent clarity, as well as to restrict each post to only a couple of related topics. Moreover it motivated me to find solutions!

There were intangible things I was sensing about personal events I wanted to share. So I opened the post in question in a lyrical fashion to open the way. But my swinging from poetic notions to factual cycles could have clouded communication.

Before publishing posts I run off a hardcopy and return to old days of ‘steam-age’ typesetting and editing proofs. That one was done as and when possible over a week. Almost last minute, I inserted the Eric Hadik material but left out some insights. What I saw seemed ok but, as emails were failing that day and inputting on WP got slow and sticky (like now), then maybe proxy servers caused a problem? Nevertheless, that post was far too wordy and complicated.

Also I realised that, instead of occasionally repeating necessary explanations in a post, it’s much better for essential material to be centrally available for reference.

New Main Menu

Therefore, first I revised the main menu by merging ‘Do You Know Jesus’ with ‘God Heals Today’ into a new hub: ‘Jesus & Healing’.  To get the menu into an alphabetical sequence for the new-old concepts, I’ve re-titled my personal testimony as Rescued From Hell.

Additionally, I’m putting the basic reference material into new hubs ‘Cycles & Time’ and ‘God-incidents & Jigsaws’ in the menu, each with static pages and scripture. Whenever I cover these concepts in future they’ll be linked to an explanatory page.

SO watch out for the new menu…

First Discovery

interfrc-waves.jpgAlso, I took this opportunity to ‘flesh out’ my notion that time progresses like a cork-screw; ie. time does not go in a straight line!  So I’ve referred back to my school-day maths to give the easy way I was taught on how tides move. AND surprise, surprise – I found a most useful link to illustrate it, and which shows a spiral motion in time!!

By the way, I first posited the idea of a time spiral 25 months ago in a discussion over coffee asking, Is the ‘Petrus Romanus’ prophecy of God? (the St Malachy prophecy about the final Pope).

Second Discovery

Likewise, I’ve fleshed out previous remarks on cycles by further references to financial analyst Eric’s work. As that was over 3 years old, I checked his more recent material on another and later website AND…

I’m absolutely amazed to discover that Eric Hadik also describes time as a spiral. In the ‘Cycles Intro’ to this newer 40 Year Cycle website he writes,

What cycles ARE… is a measuring and projection of time assuming (as has been proven time & time again) that “history repeats itself”.  However, do not expect history to repeat itself in the same fashion, at the same place, and in the same degree, as it did originally.

If it did, it would indicate that all of life is simply revolving in a circle.   Instead, life (the markets, etc.) should be viewed as a spiral – constantly revolving in a circular pattern BUT never returning to exactly the same spot from which it came.  It is progressing – forward & upward – even as it revolves in a type of circuit.

The new hub will include quotations from and links to Eric’s work relevant to this blog, especially to do with global finance Crash Cycles. That link explains in detail the 40-year US Dollar cycle, which has now reached a critical phase. In fact, it seems to support Jonathan Cahn’s claims regarding this Shemitah Year.

April is always of special interest because it has what Eric calls a ‘Date of Infamy’, about which I blogged two years ago in America’s ‘Date of Infamy’ repeated – once again!

Turning of the Tide

Mid-week I attended a prayer meeting where a few intercessors from churches across the area were praying about the upcoming General Election. That day I’d been working on the new page on Time and writing about tides. In the middle of the evening’s prayers I was reminded about that topic and urged, “Pray that the tide turns”, which we did.

Later, I recalled having received reports of similar prophetic words that I haven’t yet been able to process but will do so soon. (Thank you SP)

So, I’m extremely grateful to Beverley Estes and to William Smith for their remarks..

Image credits:

  • ‘Digital Globe with Hand’ courtesy of Watcharakun, Freedigitalphotos.net
  • ‘Interference Waves’ courtesy of Dreamstime.com

2 visions: the Cross and America’s foundation

Richard Barker:

Clearly a warning Tony, but there are prophetic promises of renewal yet to be fulfilled in line with Isaiah 60’s immense encouragement despite deep darkness covering the earth and enmeshing the masses.

Originally posted on My Dreams and Visions:

I have seen 2 visions So I  am putting both here.

In the first one, I saw the cross of Jesus. I saw a group of people and starting from the west coast of the United states they were pushing it out, state by state, across America. As the cross was pushed out of a state I saw the state go dark.  This continued until the cross had been pushed across the entire United states .  The days are definitely getting darker so we need to be vigilant to make sure our lamps are burning brightly so that we do not stumble in the darkness. Remember the parable of the 10 virgins.

The second vision was of a foundation stone. In this vision I again saw a group of people with sledge hammers and they were trying to destroy  the foundation stone. America was founded on Judeo- Christian  beliefs that…

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Update on Eurozone crisis

Kononia eNews_Breakup-of-EUAccording to last night’s headline, Negative interest rates put world on course for biggest mass default in history. Its sub-line continues:

More than two trillion-worth of eurozone government bonds trade on a negative interest rate. It’s a bubble that’s bound to end badly.

Jeremy Warner’s article opens as follows,

‘Here’s an astonishing statistic; more than 30% of all government debt in the eurozone – around €2 trillion of securities in total – is trading on a negative interest rate.

‘With the advent of European Central Bank quantitative easing, what began four months ago when 10-year Swiss yields turned negative for the first time has snowballed into a veritable avalanche of negative rates across European government bond markets. In the hunt for apparently “safe assets”, investors have thrown caution to the wind, and collectively determined to pay governments for the privilege of lending to them…’  (continue reading)

See my previous references here and here concerning Switzerland.

His closing remark is most noteworthy, with emphasis added:

‘Both Keynsian and monetary economics seem to be in some kind of end game. What comes next is anyone’s guess.’

Image by courtesy of Koinonia House.

Hillary Clinton wants Christians to give up their Biblical beliefs

The following brief report from Bible Prophecy Blog comes as no surprise to those watching the signs of the times: Hillary Clinton Wants Christians to Give Up on Bible Beliefs.

No doubt our American brothers and sisters have already decided who is unworthy of their votes?

Iranian invasion: get ready for possible SUDDEN economic devastation in the West

Richard Barker:

Courtesy of James Mark Long, www.propheticartists.comAs the End-time prophecies of Daniel move towards fulfillment, fellow watcher Mark Davidson investigates a scenario similar to the conclusion I drew last July: “We may be about to witness major upheavals that will affect not only the ancient world’s centres of civilisation but also the modern world’s global petro-economy” – see Middle-East events & fulfillment of Bible prophecy – 1.  Mark explains his grounds for this being a distinct possibility and considers the consequential severe damage upon western economies. He also provides a helpful, succinct outline of global finance as well as updating Hadik’s reference to the Swiss Franc (see previous post). Thank you Mark. See also Saturday’s A Middle East in flames is the biggest threat to economies by Andrew Critchlow and Dr Henry Kissinger’s comments of last September on Iran greater threat than ISIS.

Originally posted on THE FOUR SIGNPOSTS:

We don’t know when it will be; before September 13, 2015, or after.  But after it happens many of the things you could have done to prepare before it happened may very well be much harder or even impossible to do.

The Second Signpost, the Iranian invasion of the Middle East, have some worried simply because it is the next sign given in the Bible telling us the Antichrist is on his way.  We will see brutality and war on a scale across the Middle East that no one currently alive has seen.  But there is another factor to the Second Signpost that has had me concerned for some time.  As the author of Daniel Revisited, and a watchman on the wall for the signs soon to come heralding Christ’s return I feel the need – indeed the responsibility – to you all to make you aware of something, and make it…

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Developments in EU’s 40-year cycle – Euro crisis

Kononia eNews_Breakup-of-EUThe reason ‘Note on Cycles’ was inserted into God-incidents validate cycles…(part)1 was for contemporary rather than only biblical evidence for 40-year periodical cycles. I quoted financial analyst Eric Hadik’s expectations for 2015 of ‘acceleration’ and of the crisis in European financial markets coming to a head.

And sure enough, on the day of that blog the crisis over Greece took a nosedive! As usual for my full Thursday writing, I wanted to put the intermittent work over several days to bed with publication.

Nero_6Over a leisurely morning coffee and crossword in Alton the next day my paper’s business section bore this headline from international business editor for the Telegraph, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: Greek Crisis deepens as IMF dismisses payment relief. He reported the Fund’s MD as stating, “We have never had an advanced economy asking for (debt) payment delay”.

The next day in covering the International Monetary Fund’s meeting of finance ministers and central bankers in Washington, Ambrose reported UK Chancellor George Osborne as saying the escalating crisis in Greece is now the biggest threat to the world economy.

Today’s news‘Europe’s creditor powers have ruled out another “big” bail-out programme for Greece as the country edges ever-closer to an unprecedented default on its international lenders…Failure to agree a new bail-out package would further call into question Greece’s long-term future in the currency union…’

Anyone wanting a detailed overview should read Dr Steve Ewart’s Breakup of the EU from Dr Chuck Misler’s Koinonia House.

Swiss flags courtesy: Swiss News, The Local http://www.thelocal.ch/page/view/50

In closing, let’s refer to Eric Hadik’s January report again and note his remarks about the Swiss (as underlined RB):

‘Has the Euro Crisis accelerated in January 2015? Have events begun to reach fruition??
Today’s move by the Swiss Bank – without notifying anyone at the IMF (Horrors! They should have told them so that someone could have capitalized on it, then leaked it and also had time to precede it with a nice, tidy ‘spin cycle’) – was their version of ‘exiting’ the current Euro process.
’You can spin it however you like… but IT’S ALL ABOUT PERCEPTION. The Swiss might be neutral, but they’re not nuts. And, we know they are savvy bankers – so you do the math. They are ‘getting out’ (figuratively speaking) while the getting’s good
’…Before Greece could exit and before the UK could ‘exit’ it. And before additional problems come out of hiding across Europe. Why wait around for the inevitable when the handwriting is on the wall???
The Euro has entered a DANGEROUS period and a DANGEROUS price zone. And, tomorrow is a decisive day (described weeks ago)…’

We need to stay alert and keep watching…this topic continues in the next post >>

Image credits:

  • Euro symbol: courtesy Koinonia House eNews
  • Caffe Nero goodies: courtesy Richard Barker
  • Swiss flags: courtesy Swiss News, The Local

Surprising endorsement of ‘The Fellowship of the Secret’

For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. (2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV)

The recent post about my namesake’s e-book The Fellowship of The Secret’ produced yet another amazing ‘God-incidence’! Thank you to Karolyn in southern California for being so sensitive and obedient to the prompting to act.

First, however, for newer readers and visitors let me clarify what may have given rise to some misunderstanding or difficulty:

The Word of God, the Holy Bible, gives the ‘Best Instructions Before Leaving Earth’ as revealed through the ancient seers and prophets, as well as apostles who personally knew the anointed Son, whom God sent to save us from our sins and reconcile us to Himself. It’s fantastic that we can be in a relationship with Him personally and blessed by the presence and gifts of His Holy Spirit.

Courtesy Victor Habbick at FreeDigitalPhotos.netYet it’s far from easy to grasp the enormity of His work and plans throughout history, from creation to the new earth and heavens, as outlined in holy scripture.

Have you ever looked behind a tapestry? Have you done so without seeing any design? If so, did you try guessing what’s on the other side? Could you trace the threads and notice they disappear and reappear elsewhere. Could you figure out which threads make up a feature of the design? A variety of colours and directions of travel, yet all the threads work together to produce a clearly recognisable picture on the front of the material.

Puzzle Globe and Book by ThanunkornMetaphorically, our lives are on the underside of the canvas the Lord is crafting but we know the general design of what he’s sewing, or painting as a large picture, or even as a jigsaw He’s putting together.

I get excited when His needle pieces through and know His hand is in our lives and events, or when pieces of a jigsaw suddenly appear and fit together as though they relate to His plans and purposes for the world as stated in His Word.

Invisible Jigsaw

Puzzle - Jannoon028And it’s terrific when He works though others to bring those pieces together. Knowing our lives are in the Lord’s hands is good assurance for our inability to see things from His perspective. Can you, therefore, comprehend my difficulty in conveying what’s happening? One way I’ve found is to take note of coincidences relating to scripture or prophecy and especially when two or more follow in close sequence.

Also, there are times when I’ve observed actions and decisions taken by myself and others produce a chain and network of coincidences, as happened during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (here). I described it like an orchestra, where the conductor directs various instruments and singers to make wonderful music. Only weeks later I heard Ian Clayton use the same description for coincidences. He’s of the opinion it’s a way the Spirit of Wisdom helps and tutors us, as Mike Parsons writes in the in previous post.

Bridge Over ‘The Pond’

“God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform”, so begins the old hymn by William Cowper. One of those ways could be ‘God-incidences’. I name one kind of these “Bridge Over The Pond”, and use it for identical prophetical words or teaching delivered on opposite sides of the Atlantic on the same day or weekend. (Eg., over Friday 10th to Sunday 12th April, as noted for The Battle For Inheritance.)

One such instance yesterday caused both parties to marvel…

Endless Bridge by Evgeni Denev

Here’s what happened.:

Before arising on Wednesday I was mulling over that personal 40-year period covered in last Thursday’s blog. So, in a brief quiet-time I wanted to re-read about Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness and specifically about Joshua and Caleb’s return from spying out the land of Canaan. But for some reason I started to read about Moses selecting and sending out the spies, as in Numbers 13:1-20.

Moreover, I was specifically prompted to read and note where these men were from. In particular I noted Joshua and Caleb led the tribes of Ephraim and Judah respectively, which facts weren’t in my memory bank.

Now we had to be prompt in getting on with gardening and Spring cleaning before the sun got too strong – unusually for an English April. As soon as Nina finished in the bathroom I got up, booted up the pc in the office between there and our room and got washed/shaved. Afterwards I logged in and got dressed whilst emails downloaded. All this would save time and be done with as there’d be no time later.

Upon scanning unread mail I spotted one from my namesake and one from Karolyn Polo, in which she introduces herself as living south of Los Angeles, California. She has a good sense of humour and kindly permitted me to publish her news:

“I can’t quite remember how I came to follow your blog several months ago, but I enjoy reading about your journey and hearing about what God is saying and doing in the UK. I suppose I too am a watcher as the events of our time have my attention and the ways they are lining up with Scripture and prophecy.

“I believe we are at a pivotal time when the Body of Christ is finally waking up to the truth that we are to be One  – unified, sanctified and becoming the whole House of Israel/the Kingdom of God.

“I have a brilliant acquaintance that writes an incredibly insightful blog about the coming together of Ephraim and Judah in the hand of God as in Ezekiel 37:15-28, Ephesians 2, and Romans 9-11 among others. I feel compelled to send you the link for this in light of the posting you have made from your namesake Richard Barker.

“Let me just add, I believe you are all “barking” up the right(eous) tree!!! :)

“Here’s the link: http://thebarkingfox.com/commonwealth-of-israel/

“Please read through the various articles. I think you will be blessed!”

OH WOT! – WOW!!  What had I read about a few minutes ago?

Ephraim and Judah! I certainly am blessed – so too was Karolyn on learning about this.

So after jobs were out of the way, I replied to her explaining why she was ‘compelled’ to send me the link. Doubtless that’s why it dropped into my mind to check out Numbers 13 and especially note the tribes – “God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform”.

And what Karolyn certainly didn’t know was that link has another to an article about the Shemitah and Yovel (day after Jubilee), about which I’d already noted in researching for my blog about rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s work. I recalled the latter’s importance when writing about 50/55 years, but didn’t explain as I didn’t want to further complicate my blog.

I can only conclude this is very important and the Lord wants me to note it AND got a lady on the other side of the world to email me about it HOURS BEFORE I WOULD READ AND LEARN ABOUT THE SAME THING!

That’s why I notice ‘God-incidences’ and refer to ‘Bridge over the Pond’.

ALSO, all this not only brings divine emphasis to but also endorsement of my namesake’s book, does it not?

Image Credits:

Illustrations are kindly supplied by Freedigitalphotos.net by courtesy of

  • Victor Habbick for ‘Hand Reaching for the Stars’
  • Thanunkorn for ‘Puzzle Globe and Book’
  • Jannoon028 for ‘Puzzle’
  • Evgeni Denev for ‘Endless Bridge’.

Israel celebrates 67 years after its dramatic, prophetic rebirth. A few thoughts to mark the occasion.

Richard Barker:

A most informative post and Joel presents background details on the birth of Israel that are relevant to the 70-years period I intend writing about

Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:

israel(Central Israel) — Today, Israelis are celebrating our Independence Day. On the Western calendar, we remember May 14th, 1948. But on the Jewish calendar, today marks 67 years since the dramatic, prophetic rebirth of the Jewish State.

A few thoughts to mark the occasion:

It’s a very special time for our family as it’s our first time celebrating as new Israeli citizens (“Olim Chadashim”) and actually living here full-time in the epicenter. Today, Lynn showed me this video about some of the things new Israelis love about this country. Take a look — I hope you’re as moved as we were.

It’s a great time to see the Land with family and friends. We would love for you to make plans to come visit Israel — and Jordan — with us and The Joshua Fund this Octoberso we can show you the Promised Land and the people who live and minister here and help you see…

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No longer a slave, but a Son

Richard Barker:

Detail from Eagle-eyed by John Mark Long: www.propheticartists.comSo well-timed in view of my recently ruminating over a personal word concerning Joshua and Caleb, as well as correspondence received today! ‘Tis also a good follow-on to my train journey of ‘Abiding in God’s Word’

Originally posted on Sons Of Issachar:

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

We are looking in more detail at selected characteristics of the Joshua Generation. All those characteristics come out of relationship: they are characteristics of sons, not slaves.

Now I say, as long as the heir is a child, he does not differ at all from a slave although he is owner of everything, but he is under guardians and tutors…  But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son… so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God (Gal 4:1-7).

If we are to have an inheritance, we need to know and…

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