Two Pentecosts show how God visits His people

Thank you to Elaine Venning for this paper and I’d add that this year’s Passover was a unique repeat of the first Passover when people were locked away during plague. So too, will this Pentecost be unique because believers have been locked out of churches and thus waiting upon the Lord in their homes and internet meetings, wherein we’ve witnessed the Holy Spirit being repeatedly active – similarly to when Jesus breathed upon His disciples in their locked meetings before Pentecost (John 20:22 – again!)

 

A TALE OF TWO PENTECOSTS and HOW GOD VISITS HIS PEOPLE

Our feast day of Pentecost falls on 31st May 2020 when we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and so the birth of the Church. Two days before (Friday) is the Jewish feast of the same name. That celebrates the conclusion of the Passover season with recalling the giving of the Ten Commandments and the Torah. The Jews calculate the passing years from this time and for them this is 5780. We do the same, taking our year, now 2020, from the approximate year of Jesus’ birth.

We serve the same God. Both feasts remember how God comes down from heaven to visit His people. He comes as Word and as Spirit. The first time the people of Israel were gathered together on the mountain where they heard a loud trumpet sound and experienced the smoke as of a furnace. The second time, violent wind and tongues of fire descended upon each person present. The parallels are very striking.

Sadly, a little later some of the sons of Israel turned back to idolatry. With the fear of the Lord fresh upon them, the Levites acted to uphold the holiness of God using brute force resulting in the killing of 3,000 Hebrews – see Exodus 32 v 28.  Was it a coincidence when the Spirit filled disciples spilled out onto the streets of Jerusalem 3,000 people were baptised in the Spirit to become believers?

Most of these people had come to Jerusalem for the Torah-appointed feast of Pentecost also known as ‘Shavuot’ or the Feast of Weeks. It is the second of three harvest feasts where the men of Israel were required to come to Jerusalem. That year they and their families came from across the known world – see Acts 2. Many would have been devout pilgrims bent on observing all that God commanded – Deuteronomy 16:16.

A key offering in this Feast is that of two loaves of bread made with finest wheat and leaven given in a wave offering. Scholars say this is an act of remembrance representing the Old Testament Covenant that God established with His peoples  and was made on the two tablets upon which the Ten Commandments were chiselled. It has also been seen as a prophetic fore-telling of the New Testament Covenant as well.

With the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in this the New Covenant God makes, both Jew and Gentile are brought together, as in His mercy the Father fulfils the exchange Jesus purchased for those who accept His blood sacrifice with the taking away of our sins and the giving to us of His own righteousness. Thereby, God allows us to become His own dear children.

In both, God is drawing near to His people Himself and is making us Holy. He has done this by firmly making the Resurrected Jesus to be the cornerstone upon which everything holds together, the one new man, the second Adam – see Ephesians 2.

5780/2020 is double blessing time, the importance of Word and Spirit coming to God’s people. It is when the great harvest of souls can be expected to start with the fresh empowering of God’s people. It is the herald of a new age of wonders and miracles.

Like the Jews at this time we can benefit from reading the book of Ruth with its beautiful story of mercy. The harvest comes in loving kindness, with its tale of surprise acceptance and redemption.

Let us do all that He asks of us. Prepare to be witnesses!

As the Taize chant says, “wait for the Lord, whose day is near. Keep watch, take heart”.

Passion for the Nation: Time to Move Out!

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NB: this arrived whilst I was messaging Abel about posting his latest on Battlegrounds, and is published with Suzanne’s kind permission!

A TIME TO MOVE OUT

As we stand on the edge of a new move of God’s Spirit, we declare over this land:

‘when you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God and the priests carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it, then you will know which way to go.’ Joshua 3: 3

We declare as lockdown eases and transition begins, a spirit of peace (prosperity, safety and well-being) will rest upon the cities, towns and streets of the nation. We speak health instead of sickness, life instead of death, prosperity against all lack in matters concerning finance and the economy, and that in these days of shaking, many will turn to Jesus.

We praise Him for the power of His love, and the power of His grace upon our lives and we choose to worship, to praise and to look upon His Face. We declare the song of the victory of Jesus will rise changing atmospheres and touching lives, that at this crossover moment, the Name of Jesus and the worship of Jesus will overwhelm the power of every other name. We declare as the people of God put their eyes upon Jesus, they will be filled with fresh joy, fresh strength and fresh courage.  (adapted from October 2018)

The Lord is releasing new horizons, new territory and new vision to all those who will hunger and thirst for Him. In the Name of Jesus, we decree and declare in this nation, God’s people will move in accordance with the ‘now’ word of God in their lives, taking hold, crossing over, ready to advance as a new level of sensitivity and obedience to His Spirit comes upon them. We declare His people will grasp the significance of the hour, the power of His love, His gospel, and His purpose within their lives.

Now Lord at this Pentecost weekend, we agree, across this land Your people will be positioned in every way, open and expectant, in heart and in spirit, for what Your Spirit will do and we say, “Lord, Come.”

We continue to declare in this nation: leaders from all political parties, all Government ministers, civil servants, scientists, researchers, economists and all advisors will work as a team with humility and mutual respect and we specifically speak strength to Boris Johnson.

We declare the voice of God’s wisdom will be heard over every other voice concerning all the current decisions, that His strategies and solutions will be recognised and implemented,  rightly dividing between the health and safety of individuals and the economy of the nation.

Suzanne Ferrett

Word of Discernment: The battleground has shifted – cont’d

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THE BATTLEGROUND HAS SHIFTED III: THE ANCIENT BATTLEFIELD OF THE PROMISED LAND

We are the generation that crossed into the promised land; but the wars on the way to the promised land are pale in comparison to what is in the promise. The temptation and battles that cohabiting with demonic ideologies bring leave one in a long-stretch tug-of-war.

The Scriptures shows us how their failure to wipe out demonic structures in the land became their greatest undoing. In a moment in time, a righteous king will emerge and lead unto victories; and they would have rest for a season; and afterwards another king would come who would do injustice and service the perverse altars and they would be besieged in their land for a longer period of time; and this tug of war continued for so long a time, much longer than the sum of times they spent in Egypt and on the way to the promise.

The promised land is an ancient battlefield; it has been the call from the beginning; and is the destination; it is the land destined to rule over other lands, but a greater challenge is being besieged even in the promised land; a place destined to be a place of rest. We are the generation crossing into the ancient battlefield of the promise; the battlefield has shifted. For nations exiting national councils and covenants that have been a strong yoke; the battlefield has shifted; to dwell in safety; we must labor to pull down strongholds that exists in the land; establish the righteous covenant to The LORDSHIP OF JESUS; that we may gain rest and be fed with milk and honey.

THE BATTLEGROUNDS HAVE SHIFTED IV: THE HOMELANDS, THE HIGHWAYS AND THE PALACES

Most times when we consider places of warfare the mind wanders far away; to popular highways in the city, entrance gates of cities; governmental buildings; but very little do people consider the very location of their home as a map in contest !

The LORD through Moses had wrought a great warfare in Egypt; contending at the palace; shaking significant hotspots in the city; but the one that broke many doors at once; was the final plague; and it was the one directed to the first-born, as seen in Exodus 11:1. The most significant part of this was the fact that the first-born served either as priests or heirs to the family priesthood that serviced the family altars that had idols seated in their homes. So it was first a strike against the idols and perverse altars within the map of the homelands; and an eventual striking out the priests to these idols of the homelands that broke Egypt; and Israel obtained from these homelands such great transfer of wealth.

Inheriting the promise land gives us similar picture; this time The LORD Commanded Joshua as seen in Judges 2; that they must throw down the perverse altars of those that had been in the land; and just as we had seen in Egypt; both those in the palaces and the highways; and those in the homelands were to be contended against. This is what Gideon did that stirred the breakthrough; he advanced to gain. The battlefield has shifted; have you discerned the spiritual state of your homeland? and have you established the covenant of The LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST?

For like Gideon; we must pull down the strongholds in the homelands if we must march through the walls of Jericho to capture the palaces and the highways.

Word of Discernment: Prophecy is manifold – Abel Praise

On Monday, mulling over a critical article about ‘The UK Blessing’ video and its popularity, I mentioned it in passing to Abel Praise as I believe he sensed something going on.  After considering it he replied about prophecy being manifold, and which makes an excellent follow-up to Rosemary P’s following comment to Our Father’s Joy in Facing the Evil One (brought by Wanda Alger):

“YES and yes! We are in an intensifying battle, and this is why both those calling for repentance and those who see the awakening coming are, in a sense, both right. Yes, we need to repent, and yes, we need to also fix our eyes on what the Lord is doing around the world.” 

After kindly permitting my publishing this excellent insight, Abel explains:

“Prophecy is Manifold will help to give a broader perspective; and the battlegrounds. Truly; there are many in The Body who need to gain the right perspective on all that’s taking place because of the many questions arising in their hearts.”

PROPHECY IS MANIFOLD

Even Prophecies of Justice are manifold, The Prophet Jeremiah also spoke about the promised redemption of Israel; because The LORD attempts to capture both the actions that brought about the consequences of judgment; and also the redemptive pathway to restoration.

Also, in a time like this; the pandemic; the closure of Churches; and all that’s going on; the operations of prophecy and the unfolding season is manifold. For instance; it is true that the pandemic and the complexities it brought can be traced deep down to some significant spiritual gates that were compromised that watchmen lost sight of; and it gave birth to all the actions in the natural that is playing out. Yet in the outbreak of the disease; being the consequence of that loss, the Principles of Faith, Love and Hope play out and in the midst of the consequences The LORD uses it to hold HIS Body together to cushion the effects so the enemy doesn’t overplay his hands;

* Faith: There are those who through their walk with The LORD have grown up in a measure of faith that cannot be affected by this disease. They will have a responsibility to minister to those who have not grown in that measure of faith. This is where The Blessing Video plays a part.

* Hope: Even while in Egypt; and when Israel was in Babylon; The LORD would always send Prophets of Hope; to minister to HIS people that salvation would come though it may tarry because the judgments have a set time; but even in judgments; The LORD guards jealousy The Faith of HIS own and doesn’t want to loose them completely. The Blessing song also plays a part here in ministering hope.

* Love: This is where in the midst of being punished The LORD also wants HIS people to have love shared in their hearts; so that they can be in the state of being healed unto repentance; and also experience repentance unto healing; cos it can happen in several folds.

* The Judgments: Most of what we call judgments are consequences of actions or inactions and immediate reactions or responses by the principles of The Kingdom. If a watchman sleeps at his duty post, the thief would come in and plot destruction in the household; in many cases; people experience the consequences even when there is yet a sentence in Heaven’s Court that proclaims judgment. During the time when consequences are in play; that’s when The LORD sounds the alarm for repentance.

* Maturing in prophetic ministry brings the perspective of the manifold streams that a prophetic word, experience, season reveals. Even when The LORD wields the rod of correction; we cannot say we have seen it all; if we have not heard the perspective of HIS Heart from which that action is taken.

* So are we seeing some form of consequences or high places activities that has created the pandemic scenario; obviously. Are we seeing the negligence of The Church; absolutely; However; there is Faith, Hope and Love at work; and all of these play their part to bring The Church into correction and growth. For what it seems; The Blessing video may be doing a job of bring the nation through the pathway of healing unto repentance; because there are those who at this point have realized through the coming together it has created that they have been negligent for so long in many areas.

Selah!

Pandemic-related prophecies and reports

‘Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away…’ [1Cor 13:8-10, NKJV BibleGateway.com]

This website’s compilation of postings on the covid-19 pandemic is offered for reference purposes and cannot attempt to be exhaustive. (Numerical sequence refers to a post’s listing in the Prophecies Fulfilled catalogue.)

[Updated 24 May 2020 with prophecy published 8 Jan ]

Why the Lord doesn’t always show us our future — Wanda Alger

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Following my introductions in this trilogy upon a common theme, I’m humbled to hear the Lord too refers to the ‘Counterfeiter’…

Don’t be anxious about the increased political control or tyrannical oppression that is hanging over our nation. The principalities from hell may believe they are advancing, but they are headed towards a trap with no way back. If we can put up with some temporary madness and seeming loss, the enemy is playing right into…

Continued at  WHY HE DOESN’T ALWAYS SHOW US OUR FUTURE — wandaalger.me

Triple-blast of ‘The Blessing’ video brings medically attested healing!!!

After being blasted by the Holy Spirit last Friday evening Nina felt able to take the wrap-around thigh-to-calf velco brace off and try walking normally and then sleep without it – NO PAIN AT ALL! Thank you Lord.
And so much easier to walk, albeit carefully, without being weighed down by brace and needing any support of a wheeled frame or crutches!! Moreover, no need trying to sleep with a straightened leg. Thank the Lord her leg wasn’t in a plaster-cast!

Yesterday, the orthopaedic consultant and the casualty doctor whom Nina first saw 25 days ago were amazed at her rapid progress because the latter had said it would take 6-8 weeks for the fractured knee-cap to knit and be strong enough to resume normal activity!!!  The consultant’s nurse just gaped; mouth open!

Afterwards, Nina saw the casualty doctor, who had to check Nina was the same person whom she’d seen and given that long prognosis. So Nina showed her 3 times how well the knee bends. “It shouldn’t be able to do that!” the doctor exclaimed and agreed the unexpected progress was “indeed” the result of prayer-support – AND we know it was Holy Spirit’s tangible fiery touch too! WE PRAISE YOU LORD! (The consultant advises it’s helpful to take walks using two-poles to avoid any fall, and take care on stairs.)

Reclining armchair enables sitting whilst wearing leg-brace

When I blogged here about what happened we hadn’t realised the healing the Lord was bringing but, as pointed out last night by the pastor of Catch The Fire Farnborough and who’s seen miracles overseas, worshiping Jesus is the best place to receive healing. (We well know this from 14 years ago when Nina was able to dance in worship whilst officially registered as permanently disabled – see From ‘Disabled’ to Enabled.)

You may have read about the Holy Spirit’s powerful double-visit in The Blessing Videos Fulfill…Prophecies but for the record here’s the fuller account with third visit:

1st ‘Sizzle’:

‘..(Friday evening) Nina was hit by a double ‘strike’ of the Holy Spirit whilst hearing this song twice! We’d been invited to watch The Surge, an online broadcast of leaders of the charismatic movement arising from the Toronto Outpouring…After John and Carol Arnott’s ‘welcome’ this historic event began with its own rendition of The Blessing, opened by a pianist at CTF Bournemouth followed by singers across the global family of CTF-PIH churches.

‘Upon my turning towards Nina whilst they sang, I saw her sizzling in her recliner-chair as she felt Holy Spirit surging up and down her.’

2nd ‘Sizzle’:

‘After the 2-hour session we watched The UK Blessing and at the end Nina stood up to move as best she could with a leg in brace to go upstairs. However, YouTube autoplay went on to the song’s version done in South Africa and, with her feet firmly placed at the foot of the stairs, she found herself gently falling face-first into the carpeted stairwell as a black African sang “…And make His face to shine upon you”!! WOWEEE!!!!

‘Then, I was struck that this song of the Old Testament’s Aaronic blessing could fulfill a number of prophecies of recent years. The latest of these was issued just 3 weeks ago by Christie Johnson of Australia’s Gold Coast, as republished on this blog in Watch the Horizon, Here Come the Waves of Awakening, one element of which reads:

‘3. The Sound and the Wind – A New Sound of Worship: “I first heard an unusual sound that I wasn’t familiar with. I believe this is speaking of a new sound of worship that is going to precede the mighty outpouring. This worship is beginning to break forth, even now, all across the earth…”

‘Moreover, the song’s verse that felled my wife speaks directly into the application of that prophetic vision and word: ‘Divine strategy for this new sound:…this is a moment of setting yourself in a position to gaze upon the face of the Beloved….!!’

3rd ‘Sizzle’:

Over the weekend, Nina mentioned friends had asked if she’d seen another version and so we sat to watch ‘The Blessing (Kids)’, but this time it brought far more than a ‘sizzle’!

Nina was transfixed in her recliner with her body shaking and eyes almost popping out on stalks…!

SO, beware of anyone posing as a modern-day ‘Jeremiah’ who, instead of speaking on behalf of Jesus Christ, claims this song is contrary to God’s Word, for we now have irrefutable proof it is used by Him to bring healing!

Our Father’s Joy in facing the Evil One — Wanda Alger

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This profound word on how Abba laughs at the Adversary, as shared with Wanda, goes hand-in-hand with the previous post on Steve Hepden’s insight about Jesus’ trial and the counterfeit ‘son‘…

We are in a protracted battle that is not ending any time soon. We are facing things many of us never thought possible. Not only is our nation in massive turmoil and chaos, spiritual forces are pressing upon believers and we need to gird ourselves for the days ahead. 727 more words

Continue treading at THE FATHER’S JOY IN FACING EVIL — wandaalger.me

SON of THE Father; or son of the father? – Steve Hepden

Espied on Facebook home-page this exceptional insight into the counterfeiter by dear Steve Hepden at the beginning of an eventful day. It fits so well as a lead-in to another at the top of my emails and just can’t get it off my mind. Also tallies with my short series on the strategies of our adversary and accuser. May you be blessed too… 

Son of The Father or son of the father?

In my study and research for the chapter ‘Abba Father,’ I came across something at the very end of Jesus’ life: that Satan used to deceive the people, and humiliate and destroy Jesus. At Passover, there was a custom, which gave the Jews the choice to release a prisoner. Pontius Pilate used this to appease them in an effort to keep the peace. The two men Pilate offered to the people were Barabbas and Jesus.

Barabbas was a ‘freedom fighter,’ an insurrectionist, part of a revolutionary movement, and he with others were in prison because they had committed murder in the uprising, Mark 15:6-15. Amazingly Jesus was actually accused of participating in similar activities when He was before the Roman authorities. As far as Pilate was concerned, Jesus had done nothing wrong. He knew that Jesus was not a criminal, but he didn’t know who He was.

Was the choice of Jesus in contrast to Barabbas no accident, or was it premeditated, and malevolent?

These are two Messianic figures with a choice between one who led an armed struggle, and took life to gain a better life with a promise of freedom and a new kingdom; and then the mysterious Jesus who also promised freedom and a new Kingdom, but who talked about laying down your life as the way to gain life.

Pilate had no option but to put it to the people as he was under such pressure. It was a no-win situation, as the people began to chant ‘give us Barabbas,’ and soon it became a frenzied shout due to the crowd psychology of the few stirring up the many. It reached a peak when the mob assumed the guilt of Jesus’ death and said, “Let his blood be on us and on our children,” Matt 27:25. As we know the consequences were severe.

Look at the meaning of Barabbas’ name. His last name, Barabbas, means son (bar) of the father (abba). Jesus had always referred to himself as the Son of the Father. Barabbas’ first name was significant too. Pilate asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Matt 27:17, NIV.

Amazingly Barabbas’ first name was Jesus. So you see Jesus son of the father opposing Jesus Son of the Father! Two people with the same name!

It is important that we see this event as Satanic malevolence as the father of lies, John 8:44, deceiving and confusing the people with a counterfeit Messiah. Satan’s purpose was to rob Jesus of His identity by stealing His name, as well as His status as Son. Is this another attempt at the ‘final solution’? Jesus knew He could have asked His Father to put at His disposal the legions of angels that were watching since Gethsemane, Matt 26:53, but He didn’t, He did the better thing, and let Satan have his way. We know why……

What about our choice? Are we going to let Satan undermine our relationship with Abba Father, steal our inheritance as Abba’s children, plunder our identity, or our right to call God “Abba,” because we would lose our capacity to commune and communicate with Him with affection and intimacy?

No…..!

News of three more prophecies coming to pass – the UK and the EU!

Time to wrap up news over the last few days of more prophecies moving into fulfillment, as well as today’s 1 o’clock news of the prophesied virtual church crashing the internet! Numbers shown below are for logging purposes within Prophecies Fulfilled catalogue, now nearly 190 examples!

First, once again mainstream media mirrors the words of a prophecy, making over two dozen examples (thank you Margaret H), and now one brought FOUR years ago:

14.3 – Patsy Southway (10 May 2016): Month of May – The ‘Domino Effect’

13.22 – David Noakes (17 Nov 2015):The Fall of the EU (warning “Come Out”)

163.2 – Christopher Wickland (Nov 2019):The (3 year) Humbling of Gt Britain

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1 o’clock News-blog: viral, virtual church crashes UK internet! – F/P #167

Here’s brilliant news on the latest example of fulfilled contemporary prophecy:

“There is going to be a church-planting movement that is virtual and viral in the earth; not taking the place of the Church at all.”  (Dr Sharon Stone, 7th November 2019)

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3Counties Church in Hammer, Haslemere has been running Sunday morning services from three different homes via YouTube for several weeks. However, last Sunday, 17th May, we had to come offline because the young teacher’s audio and visual signals were so badly out of synchronisation the picture kept wobbling.

Obviously, there wasn’t enough bandwidth for a joined-up broadcast. And do I recall a prophecy from some 6 months ago about church going online with ‘virtual’ services and even becoming viral??

Therefore, it’s no surprise Premier Christian News reports ‘Looks like the church broke the internet’; Zoom crashes as thousands stream Sunday services

Here’s the full video message Dr Sharon Stone brought on “20 Kairos Words for 2020” where, at 52:22 minutes, she begins with the 19th word – Multiply: 

“Also, a word the Lord gave me about the ‘viral virtual church’…I think it’s going to get a lot of criticism in this next season but I think, with the billion souls harvest that has already begun, that it’s not going to be about ‘Do I have time to find another building? Do I have time to build a building?’…There is going to be a church-planting movement that is virtual and viral in the earth as well; not taking the place of the Church at all.”

To read about three more prophecies coming to pass go to next post >>

Moving Forward: A Declaration from Passion for the Nation — Call The Nation To Prayer

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Moving Forward By Suzanne Ferrett of Passion for the Nation on Monday May 18th, 2020 ‘Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end’ Isaiah 9:6,7 We speak health instead of sickness, life instead of death, prosperity against all lack in matters concerning finance and the economy, and that in these days of […]

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