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 “Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come”. (Jer 33.3 NLT)

At an international gathering of prophets in Windsor, Berkshire, on 3rd September Rev Dr Stone gave attendees a heads-up on this new Hebraic Year 5777, ie. a month before it began on Rosh Hashanah at sundown last Sunday (2nd October 2016). Continue reading

Fresh insights on Jesus’ role in Creation cont’d

Hands Holding World by TwobeeIn the previous post I claimed the ‘4th jigsaw piece’ of applying the ‘revisionist’ prophetic word on scripture harmonises not only with its foundational verses of Genesis 1:3 and John 1 but also with the scientific understanding of time and space!

I suggested readers may like to check that out for themselves in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of New Testament Greek words, and note different meanings, for ‘world’ – especially in Hebrews 1:2. In this post I’ll reveal my surprising discoveries…

What do you understand by ‘World’. Isn’t it usually synonymous with ‘globe’ or ‘the earth’?

My life-long interest in astronomy and science makes me think also of the solar system planetary and hypothetical interstellar worlds. Other valid concepts can be one’s personal ‘world’ of thoughts, emotions and activities; or of social, cultural interests eg. the world of fashion.

Previously, I told what happened after mulling over Jesus Christ’s role in Creation and commenting upon my re-blog of a physicist’s article about dark matter and energy. I was prompted to reach for my spade and start digging into the New King James’ and New International versions of verse 3 in the Book of Hebrews’ opening chapter. What I didn’t tell was the stunning gem shining from the central column of my Study Bible right at the start of that chapter.

That prize find opened up a whole new world!

Courtesy of Thomas Nelson Bibles the NKJV Hebrews 1:1-2 subhead and text reads:

God’s Supreme Revelation

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;

My Study Bible has two notes for this: ‘at various times’, ‘or in many portions; ‘worlds’ or ages; Grk aiones, aeons’. The second also applies to ‘worlds’ in Hebrews 11:3, viz: 

By faith we understand the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made from things which are visible.

The note against ‘framed’ reads: ‘Grk ‘katartizo’ to arrange, set in order, adjust, complete what is lacking, make fully ready, repair, prepare’.

Clearly, any reader would easily understand that the Almighty made the planets and starry worlds – but ‘aeon’ isn’t the same. It means ‘Time’.  SO just what did it mean to Jesus’ first disciples, those who’d personally witnessed and recorded revelations from and about the One who existed in God before time began?  (The creative declaration of His personal power in creating the universe is considered in this post.)

NOW, the Oxford English Dictionary has two definitions for ‘Aeon’ (US. Eon), viz: ‘a very long period of time’ and ‘a major division of time in geology, subdivided into eras’.

Before we dig into that, here’s the Greek Interlinear Bible’s Hebrew 1:2

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Greek Interlinear Bible – Hebrews 1:2 (click/drag to enlarge)

Copied from the Textus Receptus, it literally reads: ‘On last-ones of-the days these talks (speaks) to-us in son whom He-places (he appoints) tenant (enjoyer of the allotment) of-all through whom and (also) the eons He-makes.’

Strongs’ has the following for ‘worlds’ as it appears throughout the New Testament, as listed numerically according to the Greek alphabet, parts of which I’ve emphasised:

  • 165 – ‘aeon’ from same root 104 ‘aei’ [duration, ‘ever’…regularly…always]: property of an age..perpetuity. By impl the world; spec (Jewish) a Messianic period – age, course, eternal, (for) ever (~more), (beginning of the) world (began, without end) cf 5550 ‘kronos’  – a space of time, thus distinguised from ‘kairos’, an occasion, set or proper time, season, time.
  • 2889 – ‘kosmos’: orderly arrangement, by implication the world in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants lit or fig.
  • 3625 – ‘oikoumene’: land (the terrene part of the globe); spec Roman empire – earth world.
  • 1093 – ghay: a region or solid part of the whole terrene globe (incl occupants), country, land, world.

Thus, the original documents of the New Testament display a clear difference of definition between periods of time and areas of the earth – going even beyond ‘time and space’ to an organised ‘system’, which implies inherent intelligence, either of internal or external nature and of divine rather than human design.

We know from history that the ancient Greek philosophers had made definite distinctions between material and immaterial aspects of our existence – space and time! And it is not so surprisingly made by writers of the NT – YET Christendom may have missed much in translating the Word of God!

Now you need to know, in blogging a month ago On Pivotal Prophecies Now Coming Into Play, of which one was my Exploding Bible of 2011, I’d checked the literal NT text of the wheat and tares parable in Matthew 13 and was amazed at one word in verse 38 (Jesus’ explanation “The field is the world…”), which reads:

matthew-13_38-39-in-greek‘World’ appears twice in English, but the ORIGINAL HAS TWO DIFFERENT WORDS! These are ‘kosmos’ and ‘aionos’ – huh!!  The literal rendition of vv 38 and 39 reads:

‘The yet field is the SYSTEM (world) the yet ideal seed these are the sons of-the kingdom the yet bearded-darnels are the sons of the wicked-one the yet enemy the-one sowing them is the thru-caster (adversary) the yet harvest together-finish of the eon is the yet reapers messengers are.’

There’s a clear allusion to the future and processes/action (‘yet’) and a deliberate, strong use by the Lord Jesus Himself of a distinction between time and space. Surely He must have known what He was talking about, especially in view of His role in Creation!

Also, check the occurrences of ‘time’ (aeon), ‘space’ (oikoumene) and ‘system’ (kosmos) in the NT and you’ll find only a few refer to actual land or space, whereas the majority refer to ‘system’, with ‘time’ as second most frequent. In the OT there are far fewer uses of the variants of Hebrew ‘world’, practically all of which mean the physical land and half a dozen refer to portions or perpetuity of time.

If you’re still with me, enlarge this copy of my Strongs’ in which I had fun colour-coding the scripture references (‘time’ in orange, ‘space’ in green and ‘system’ in yellow).

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‘World’ in Strongs’ Exhaustive Concordance (click/drag to enlarge)

Conclusion

In our appreciation of holy scripture we should seriously consider the possibility of Jesus having given his disciples deep insights into the nature of the realms of time and matter, especially in view of their acknowledging His Lordship over and role in Creation.

How say you?

[Hands Holding World by Twobee, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net]

‘Revisionist’ prophecy and fresh insights on Jesus Christ’s role in Creation

Puzzle Globe and Book by Thanunkorn

Thy Kingdom Come, On Earth As In Heaven (RB caption)

Another part of the Lord’s Invisible Jigsaw turned up over the New Year! Readers who are unfamiliar with this blog’s oft-used concept may wish to check that link’s content.

I’m sharing those totally unexpected jigsaw pieces and their insights upon the person of Jesus Christ in the hope of provoking reflection upon the untold depths of scripture.

In contemplating a particular verse I later unintentionally used a different version to the one in mind. But upon checking the original text it then opened up a revelation upon Jesus’ role in Creation that expands our usual understanding – even surprising me in its relevance to my quest for a meeting place between scripture and theories and experiments in quantum mechanics and relativity, especially for space-time!

1st JIGSAW PIECE – HEBREWS 1:2-3

The last Wednesday of 2016, a fortnight ago, I blogged this covering intro to a re-blog from Rationalising the Universe (note my quoted scripture):

‘And there’s me, before getting up this morning, mulling over God’s use of basic science and maths in creating the universe. That’s not, of course, explicit in Genesis but implicit by nature in the opening verses. Moreover, there’s the original text’s alphabetical coding (maybe hinting at quantum coding?). So I searched the New Testament for Jesus Christ’s part in this ‘mystery’: ‘through whom also He (God) made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and UPHOLDING ALL THINGS BY THE WORD OF HIS POWER, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…’ (Hebrews 1:2-3 NKJV) So is today’s excellent overview by Mekhi merely coincidental in hinting at my query’s solution? My own readers know me only too well on that score…’

I never thought of the popular song He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands, for my mind was on a specific scripture – Hebrews 1:3 from the New International Version (NIV):

‘The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of all his being, SUSTAINING ALL THINGS BY HIS POWERFUL WORD…’

So, what had happened was that after my contemplation I continued catching up online after the Christmas-New Year break. An email alert arrived for a new blog by theoretical physicist Mekhi entitled The Dark Side and her eye-catching image immediately plugged into my earlier musing…

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Mekhi recounts astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky’s hypothesis and astronomer Vera Rubi’s observational confirmation of the effects of invisible material and energy throughout the known universe. Her article makes this unusual topic easily intelligible to non-scientists.

In my haste to re-blog I grabbed Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to find that passage’s location and used my New King James Version’s (NKJV) study bible to copy its text (ie. not NIV’s) into my covering note.

ONLY LATER, upon looking at  a hardcopy of the re-blog did it dawn upon me that what I’d put was not what I’d intended – DOH!!  But why are they different?

The NIV refers to Jesus upholding all the universe, all its seen and unseen contents and energies – and us – ‘by His powerful word’, but the NKJV says it’s ‘by the word of His power’. Seems to mean the same thing – but do they? Are they one and the same thing?

Time to check the original Greek – only to find its literal translation is very different! See how this copy from Scripture 4 All online Greek Interlinear Bible analyses and renders verses 2 and 3:

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Greek Interlinear Bible – Hebrews 1:2-3 (click/drag to enlarge)

Here’s the literal reading of verse 3 from the Received Text (phrase in question in bold).: ‘Who being from-radiance (effulgence) of-the esteem (glory) and carving of-the under-standing (assumption) of-him carrying (carrying-on) besides the all to-the declaration of-the ability (power) of-him thru self (through himself) cleansing making of the misses (sins) of-us is seated in right (right-hand) of-the great-togetherness (majesty) in highs (heights).’

Therefore, it seems that in putting into ordinary, dynamic English translators modified the true meaning from: as well as (besides) being a physically carved mirror-image of God (Theos), the Son (huio) is carrying everything (the all) by the spoken statement of HIS ability…ie. by virtue of Jesus’ own personal power as the glorious presence of God.

In other words, it explains who Jesus is and what he can and does do by audible verbal declaration of the holy ability He has, just because of who He is. And so to my covering note for the re-blog I added, ‘NB: NKJV’s correct translation of Greek ‘declaration of the ability of-him’ gives better and different rendition to NIV’s ‘by His powerful word’!!’

2nd JIGSAW PIECE – ‘REVISIONIST’ PROPHETIC WORD

The following weekend, on the first day of this new year, pastor John Kilpatrick revealed what the Lord had told him about 2017 en-route to church:

This is going to be a year of revision!” What He meant by that was, the story that’s already been written is going to be revised. What’s already determined is going to be revised – everything’s going to be rewritten. You can’t go by the old ‘cue cards’, the Holy Ghost is going to be spontaneous in giving you new cue cards.”

I shared my reflections upon that word in this post and blogging only the previous week I’d had a personal example of that ‘revisionist’ word and hinted at more to tell more another time, as I’m doing now.

3rd JIGSAW PIECE – PROPHETIC DECLARATION

Another thing about the Greek hit me! It is the emphasis upon ‘declaration’ because this relates it to the full meaning and practicable usage of speaking scripture and decisions aloud during prophetic prayers and intercession. The biblical basis for this practice is briefly outlined in An Introduction to Prophecy, but full details from Dr Sharon Stone’s teaching upon decrees and declarations appears in my Mentoring Day Part 2 and is based upon the highly instructive account of Queen Esther’s request of her husband in his court in ancient Persia.

Furthermore, and as world be expected, the Greek connects directly into Jesus’ role in Creation as stated in the first chapter of the Gospel according to John, ‘

‘In the beginning was the Word,  and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by and through him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life and that life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it…

‘That was the true light, which gives light to every man coming into the world. He was in the world and the world was made through him, and the world did not know Him…

‘And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth… 

‘No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.’ (1:18 emphasis added)

That reiterates and gloriously magnifies the opening verses in Genesis of God having actually spoken aloud to perform the act of universal creation,

‘Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness….’ 

Does that not give us a hint about dark energy being part of Creation? I think it may.

Flying puzzles - Nokhoog Buchachon

4th JIGSAW PIECE – SCIENTIFIC ASPECT OF ‘WORLDS’ (verse 2)

This ‘revisionist’ approach to holy writ harmonises with those foundational verses AND with our scientific understanding of time and space!  Read all about this in the next post.

OR, fulfill that ‘revisionist’ prophecy by rewriting scripture, as normally known!  Check it out yourself by dipping into Strong’s Concordance and examine the couple or so Greek words, and their meanings, used for ‘world’ in the New Testament and in Hebrews 1:2 specifically.

5th JIGSAW PIECE – A SCIENTIST’S FAITH

After all the preceding events after Christmas and into the New Year, you may be able to appreciate my delight a week ago today in reading about a scientist’s faith in the centrality of truth of Christianity as he marvels at Creation? (See previous post.)

Credits:

  • Flying puzzles by Nokhoog Buchachon
  • Puzzle Globe and Book by Thanunkorn,
  • both courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

Technology professor on the centrality of Jesus Christ, Creation and faith

prof-cowburnProf. Cowburn has research interests in nanotechnology and its application to magnetism, electronics and optics. In Professor Russell Cowburn: Why I am a Christian, he explains how his faith informs his scientific professional life, and vice versa, especially of Jesus demonstrating the character of God and the marvel of Creation, the truth of Christianity and its lifestyle as essential ways of living to the full.

Therefore, I encourage you click that link and read Dr Ruth Bankewicz’s brief article on Science+Belief. It is highly appropriate for our recent mini-series on the science and scripture theme.

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The next post will explain how Ruth’s post and its timing coincides with a few insights on Jesus and Creation that dropped ‘out of the blue’ upon me like pieces of an invisible jigsaw.

Please note this blog’s new hub Scripture & Science with quick links to posts on modern physics and how discoveries and new theories are approaching, and may harmonise with, holy scripture.

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The effects upon USA of Obama’s UNSC Resolution 2334

The following opinions of some well-informed journalists are presented to draw attention to the profound nature of past and current events relating to and connecting the USA with Israel.:

williamkoenig-web[1]John McTernanBlog subscribers of long-standing may recall my posts on the ongoing work of William Koenig and John McTernan in monitoring the catastrophic effects upon the USA of meddling in and mishandling Israel. Co-authors of Israel: Blessing or Curse (2001), Bill runs Koenig’s World Watch Daily and John blogs at John McTernan’s Insights.

Their subsequent bestsellers (click images for link to site) are described as follows:

Eye to Eye

What do these major record-setting events have in common? 

  • The ten costliest insurance events in U.S. history
  • The twelve costliest hurricanes in U.S. history
  • Three of the four largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history
  • The two largest terrorism events in U.S. history

eye-to-eye-bookAll of these major catastrophes and many others began or occurred on the very same day or within 24-hours of U.S. presidents Bush, Clinton and Bush applying pressure on Israel to trade her land for promises of “peace and security,” sponsored major “land for peace” meetings, made major public statements pertaining to Israel’s covenant land and /or called for a Palestinian State. The greater the pressure placed on Israel to comply the greater the corresponding catastrophe and/or event.

Are each one of these major record-setting events just a coincidence or awe-inspiring signs that God is actively involved in the affairs of Israel?

In this book, William Koenig provides undeniable facts and conclusive evidence showing that indeed the leaders of the United States and the world are on a collision course with God over Israel’s covenant land.

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem” (Zechariah 12:9)

As America Has Done to Israel

This book shows what was happening spiritually behind incredible events in American and world history such as:

  • The largest Nazis meeting outside of Germany took place in America the location was soon struck by one of the greatest disasters in US history.
  • President Franklin Roosevelt died at the very time he was blocking the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine.
  • God raised up the United States as a world power at the very time America took in millions of Russian Jews.
  • The founder of the modern Zionist movement was not Theodor Herzl, but William Blackstone, an American evangelist.
  • As America became a great power, God directly used the nation to help fulfill His prophetic word with the rebirth of Israel. Without America’s power, modern Israel would not have been reborn.

as-america-has-done-to-israel8John reveals the direct correlation between America interfering with God’s prophetic plan for Israel and incredible disasters hitting America. Starting in 1991 and continuing until today, as America touches the land of Israel and Jerusalem incredible disasters hit the US including:

The Perfect Storm, Hurricane Andrew, the Northridge Earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, the attack on 9/11,  the Stock Market crash of 2008, the Joplin Tornado outbreak.

You will be amazed to see the correlation between the greatest earthquake in modern history and events in Israel!  (For more from this see this post.)

Revealed: Obama’s Legacy

William Koenig: ‘Today, very few people fully understand the extensive consequences of President Obama’s two terms in office. Life as we know it in America will never be the same’ . The details are presented in Bill’s latest book Revealed, Obama’s Legacy, written from his perspective as an accredited Christian journalist at the White House.

His weekly report Koenig’s Eye-View From The White House for subscribers published on Friday covers the following topics in detail and with links to sources. Section 2 timeline shows the connections between recent and imminent events:

1. Inside the White House

  • What Is Coming To Jerusalem And Israel In 2017?
  • On Donald Trump’s First Full-Day In Office, He Will Be 70 Years, 7 Months, And 7 Days Old
  • America’s 45th U.S. President; Isaiah 44:28 And Isaiah 45 Perspective
  • Jubilee Year And The Capture Of Jerusalem (1917 And 1967)
  • Five Potential Major Developments In US-Israel Relations In 2017
  • Many Orthodox Jews Believe This Year 5777 Point To The Messiah’s Coming
  • Biblical Origins Of The 70-Nation Anti-Israel Paris Conference
  • Torah Reading For 17 Tevet 5777 (January 15, 2017)
  • Rubio, Cardin Introduce Senate Resolution Condemning Anti-Israel Efforts At United Nations
  • Recapping Tenure, Kerry Owns Iran Deal, Distances Himself From Syria And Israel

2. Timeline 2016-2017: Israel’s Land And Earthquakes

Nov. 13: John Kerry meets with John Key the Prime Minister of New Zealand in Wellington, New Zealand to discuss the UNSC resolution (Kerry denied a role in UNSC 2334 pre-planning) on Israel and other matters. – New Zealand

Nov. 14: A massive 7.8 earthquake happened a few hours after John Kerry left the country just after midnight in Christchurch, New Zealand – Reuters

Dec. 5: Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand resigns in shock announcement – ABC News

Dec. 23: New Zealand led UN Security Council Resolution 2334 passed on vote of 14-0 and 1 [U.S.] abstention

Dec.21 to Dec. 28: 700 tremors in California and Nevada

Dec. 28: John Kerry gives a one-hour and 17 minute message on Israel’s land. Blaming Israel settlement construction as the greatest impediment to a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.

Dec. 28: Three early morning earthquakes on the California-Nevada border of 5.8, 5.6 and 5.7 magnitude and a 4.1 quake in San Bernardino County within 30 minutes of Kerry finishing his State Department speech – KTLA

Dec. 31 to Jan. 2: There were over 250 tremors near two major fault lines in Southern California – Los Angeles Times

Jan. 15, 2017: 70 nations are to attend an Israel-Palestinian peace conference in Paris, France – Reuters

Jan. 15, 2017: Russia to host Palestinian reconciliation talks in Moscow between Fatah and Hamas – Russia’s TASS

Jan. 20, 2017: President-elect Trump to be inaugurated.

To this list we can now add, as in previous post: ‘Jan 9: State of Emergency Declared, worst flooding in California since 1997, possibly since 1986’.

OBAMA AND ISRAEL, STRIKE AND COUNTER-STRIKE

Carolyn GlickLastly, for those wanting an insightful analysis of the Israel-Palestine situation, as ever I can strongly recommend ‘ne-plus ultra’ journalist Caroline Glick’s above-titled article, first published in the Jerusalem Post. Caroline grew up in Obama’s local Chicago neighbourhood and after making aliyah served as Coordinator of Negotiations with the PLO and then asst. foreign policy advisor to Benjamin Netanyahu in his first term of office as Israel’s PM. For more about her professional background click Glick.

This perspicacious author and senior contributing editor of the JP opens her ‘Obama and Israel, Strike and Counterstrike’ as follows:

‘UN Security Council Resolution 2334 was the first prong of outgoing US President Barack Obama’s lame duck campaign against Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech on Wednesday was the second.

‘On January 15, stage 3 will commence in Paris. At France’s lame duck President Francois Hollande’s international conference, the foreign ministers of some fifty states are expected to adopt as their own the anti-Israel principles Kerry set forth in his speech.

‘The next day it will be Obama’s turn. Obama can be expected to use the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to present the Palestinian war to annihilate Israel as a natural progression from the American civil rights movement that King led fifty years ago.

‘Finally, sometime between January 17 and 19, Obama intends for the Security Council to reconvene and follow the gang at the Paris conference by adopting Kerry’s positions as a new Security Council resolution. That follow-on resolution may also recognize “Palestine” and grant it full membership in the UN….’continue reading.

You may also like to read her Obama’s War Against America.

Further Reading on UNSC 2334

BREAKING NEWS: floods and associated 2017 prophetic word

Have just seen breaking news via World Watch Daily of a State of Emergency Declared for the Bay Area, California, as well as in Nevada because of deadly flooding.

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During December, her burden for the United States increased greatly and Veronika West of Ignite Ireland Ministry issued warnings for California in particular. A few hours ago she posted the following on Facebook:

WATCH!! A YEAR OF WIND, FIRE AND WATER!!

In this Hour I see, The Lord shall rise up and make Himself known to His Anointed, those that have felt forgotten shall SHOUT for great JOY. Those that are living in deep darkness and deception will SUDDENLY see a great light, the Unbelievers, mockers and scoffers will have to take another look, the true Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation will put to shame those that think they know it all, YES I Prophesy this is a Year where we will see the Weak overpowering the strong, the foolish confounding the wise, Nations shall be shaken, shifted and sifted, and kingdoms shall be jolted and divided.

The Dead and dry bones that lay in the Valleys will SUDDENLY experience a fresh wind and a fresh fire.

Those who are unprepared for this unprecedented MOVE OF GOD will war against the powers of doubt, unbelief and fear, many will have more questions than answers, many will run looking for peace and but find none.

BUT! For Those who are hidden in Christ they will gain greater strength, wisdom, revelation and supernatural power, NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM.

GET READY!! FOR THIS YEAR WILL BE KNOWN AS THE YEAR OF WIND, FIRE AND WATER, WE WILL SEE THE SPIRIT OF GOD MOVE SUDDENLY, THE FIRES OF HEAVEN WILL FALL STRATEGICALLY AND THE WATERS OF THE EARTH WILL RISE QUICKLY AND UNEXPECTEDLY.

WATCH! IT HAS ALREADY BEGUN TO TAKE PLACE.

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We need to pray for those who are affected and helping in this tragic situation.

A big, untold story: online videos of Jews explaining why they believe Jesus is the Messiah viewed over 23 million times. Here’s the latest.

Especially interesting developments in view of the Romans 11 aspect of Prime Minster Netanyahu’s foresight expressed in his Christmas message from the Christian Embassy, Jerusalem (click to read).

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yeshua-videos“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” — the Apostle Paul (Romans 1:16)

With so much bad news in the U.S., Israel, Russia and around the world these days, I thought it might be good to kick off 2017 with some very good news.

Here, then, is an update to a column I published on September 22, 2015 about “a big, untold story” that “the media isn’t reporting” but is very much “worth examining.”

“Millions of Jews have begun a quest to find the Messiah,” I wrote at the time, based on conversations with key Messianic Jewish ministry leaders in the U.S. and Israel. “For reasons I cannot fully explain, Jews are suddenly searching for answers to the deepest and most important questions concerning life and death and God and atonement and eternity, in…

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Angelic Clarion-call over the UK

Heralding Angels with Golden Trumpets Issuing a Clarion Call over the U.K.

Linda Diggle: 24 Dec’16

I was waking up from a dream and I saw 4 angels blowing golden trumpets over the U.K. Each one was positioned at 4 locations. One, the most Northerly – John O’ Groats, Southerly – Lands End, Westerly – Ardnamurchan Point in Lochaber in Scotland and Easterly – Ness Point in Lowestoft. These angels were heralding angels and were announcing a coming move of God, bringing an outpouring to the UK. This outpouring will bring awakening and revival to the church and a deep conviction on the unsaved, and many will be brought into the Kingdom. The angels were issuing a clarion call, which meant there was a sense of urgency requiring action of some kind.

For the church, the trumpets announce a wake up call. Like the reveille call in the army, calling the soldiers in the army to wake up at sunrise for action, to active service. This is a call to God’s beloved people:

“Wake up, wake up from your slumber, awaken and arise, because I am coming. I am announcing this to you ahead of time. Awaken from your sleep and come out and be separate from those who are sleeping and from the world.”

“A call to the church to “Arise, shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord rises upon you” (Isa 60:1). Like the Laodicean church, repent of any personal or corporate complacency, apathy, lukewarmness, lack of passion, political correct-ness, thinking all is well, any self-sufficiency that we have all we need, of a need to be at the centre of things. Move aside and let me be at the centre. Don’t let your wineskin limit what I want to do. Do not take offence when others are on fire and impassioned for many fires are igniting in many places in the UK and will spread like wildfire. All are called to step into this.

“Let a new, desperate cry call out for a fresh outpouring of living water, deep calling out to deep, overwhelming encounters of my extravagant and eternal love for you, healing and restoration and receive, receive. Let me restore to you the joy of your salvation once again. Then, cry out but now with my heart, with my tears as I bring a new spirit of deep intercession to come on the church, my people in this nation, and pray pray pray for my many lost children in your villages, towns and cities in this nation. Pray for a shift away from liberal faith and philosophies and a return to Biblical holiness and truth. I stand outside at the door and knock.”

“Lift up your heads you gates, lift them up you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. (Ps 24:7)…Look up for my Kingdom is at hand, my glory is at hand.”

Thinking of another trumpet, “the last post” is blown every year over the nation on remembrance Sunday as we remember the sacrifice of brave men and women who paid with their lives in battle, for our peace. Let these angelic trumpet blasts cause us to remember Jesus who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our salvation, and the great cloud of witnesses who are looking on, cheering and encouraging us on. Remember their example, of faith, obedience, intimacy and passion for God and for the lost.

There is so much to do so position your hearts, prepare yourselves, raise up a standard over your towns, cry out as one voice as never before and cry out to me to come, to save, to heal and deliver. Raise up a shout of praise, of worship, of prayer and a longing for revival. Do it together in unison as one body, together in every place as a nation.

A worship song then came into my mind of “Shout to the north and the south, sing to the east and the west, Jesus is Lord over all, King of heaven and earth”.

Because of the urgency of the times, denominational differences, old wounds and barriers will be healed and fall away. 2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” The trumpets are being blown; the sound is drawing a line from north to south from west to east. Cry out in holy desperation for your kinsmen in this hour.

For the unsaved – the trumpets call is to announce good news. Come out and be separate. 2 Corinthians 6:15-18 “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people. Therefore, come out from them and be separate says the lord…I will be a father to, you, and you will be my sons and daughters.” The Lord’s covenant relationship. This is the day of your salvation, save yourselves, the time is shortening, the salvation of the Lamb is at hand.

This is the time for repentance, to turn back to me and reclaim your national spiritual inheritance as a nation that has been robbed from you by the enemy. The cross will be lifted up once more, a deep concentrated revelation as Jesus salvation brings many into the Kingdom. The revelation of the cross will bring a shock wave of deep conviction, and repentance and there will be many tears, tears of repentance, thankfulness and joy as the veil is suddenly torn from peoples eyes, minds and hearts as they see Gods salvation plan and encounter His extravagant love through the cross. The cross will be reclaimed as a national heritage and will no more be emptied of its power as people en-masse return to the Lord to His saving, healing love.. There will be a return to the word of God, as softened hearts, under Holy Spirit conviction, with a deep hunger and gladness, will receive and revere the word God in the Bible.

People will turn away from the fruitless deeds of darkness and the temporary satisfaction and security of the world. These things will lose their appeal and a wholesale disillusionment will come upon the nation for worldly pleasures, wealth, power, leisure and media, entertainment, liberal teaching in some areas of the church. The angels said to pray for this disillusionment as the facade are ripped away. Pray this will usher in a longing for truth, spiritual reality and a return to divine destiny. Like the woman at the well, people will be disillusioned with the world and seek the Lords’ living water, an increased longing for their eternal calling and destiny that God placed eternity in the hearts men. A longing to come home and be sons and daughters of the living God. As Jesus drew out this longing out of the heart of the woman at the well, so the people of God will draw out spiritual hunger for truth and reality out of people as they hold out the word of life and step out in my name. A call for hearts to find their home in the heart of the Father as we go out working in relationship and oneness with the Trinity to preach the gospel and demonstrate the Kingdom in miracles, healings, signs and wonders and so lead them to Jesus.

Published with the kind permission of UK Prophetic Words.

2017 “a year of revision” – hear about Holy Spirit falling in the US Congress

JohnK 214_logoA rather unusual, perhaps puzzling, word of prophecy was heard on New Year’s Day. The afternoon of last Sunday 1st January 2017 we joined live streaming for the day’s service at Church of His Presence. Pastor John Kilpatrick joined the worship after 27 minutes saying he’d hoped to have received a word for this year from the Lord on New Years’ Eve, but:

“I was a little discouraged. I was thinking the Lord was going to speak to me on the 31st but He didn’t  – all I got was fireworks!

“But this morning on the way to church I heard the Lord say, This is going to be a year of revision!”

“What He meant by that was, the story that’s already been written is going to be revised. What’s already determined is going to be revised – everything’s going to be rewritten. You can’t go by the old ‘cue cards’, the Holy Ghost is going to be spontaneous in giving you new cue cards.”

John immediately went on to deliver a word of knowledge for someone about something in their life unexpectedly turning around so fast (that may have been for us in view of what happened this week to delay my posting this on Thursday). BUT my mind was engaged upon his preceding claim. Initially, I wondered if it may be inaccurate because the Holy Word of God is sacrosanct and that our Living God doesn’t abrogate His Word (unlike Mohammed’s god) but watches over it to see that it’s performed and doesn’t return to him void. (To watch click here then play video and scroll to 27:00:00 mark.)

Personal Reflection

Yet in my spirit I quickly gained an insight and sensed its fuller meaning.  After all, this is how prophetical material is to be weighed and tested by those who moving in the gift of prophecy (1 Cor 14:29-32).

However, this minister ordained in the Assemblies of God is thoroughly grounded in and always preaches from the Bible. Moreover, he was blessed by hosting two mighty revivals in the last 20 years – at Brownsville, Florida and Bay of the Holy Spirit, Alabama. AND remember that of the 20 words he brought the previous year for 2016 a most specific one that “nations shall be shaken, but kingdoms shall be jolted” was fulfilled by the ‘Brexit’ vote and Prime Minister’s resignation, and US election resulting in President-elect Trump!!

Furthermore, I recalled Abraham’s discussion with the Lord about his planned destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and that He’s amenable to modifying his action plan depending upon changing circumstances (Gen 18:23-33). Moses had an even stronger tussle with Him and made a good case acceptable to Him for being long-suffering and patient with His people (Num 14:11-24).

Also, John’s interpretation implies not wholesale revision of the Bible but is indicative of a deep change in our understanding of His Word. For example, we don’t have a full grasp of unfulfilled biblical prophecies because there needs to be sufficient flexibility that enables God to mould events and change people in order that they’ll meet His ordained purposes – especially when taking into account the End-time’s increasing anointing in His Bride and the imminent harvest of souls.

It seems to me the Lord’s saying not to be inflexible in understanding and using scripture but forego our intellect’s memo/cue cards and rely much more on the gift of prophecy and revelatory insight under Holy Spirit’s instruction and leading. In particular, we need to get deeper into the meaning of the original Hebrew and Greek text with the help of Strong’s exhaustive concordance.

In fact, only the previous week I’d had a personal example of that ‘revisionist’ word as a result of an insight gained from revisiting my covering note to the post on dark matter! But more of that another time…

Guest Speaker

dustinhedrickThis ‘revision’ approach was demonstrated later in Sunday’s service by John’s guest preacher Dustin Hedrick. He based his message upon the tool he’d been given for connecting with and bringing the Kingdom into our mundane activities; ie. on earth as in heaven!  In ably teaching through 2 Peter 1, Dustin used the deeper insights Strong’s gives.

After giving examples of how that can be applied to bring miraculous encounters in Kenya, Dustin explains (from the 2:00:30 mark) how he came to be involved on Capitol Hill and what happened in bringing a move of Holy Spirit at a prayer breakfast for Congress, as briefly reported in Encouraging Revival New from Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

Dustin “preached his socks off” and was so deeply affected by what happened during this service, the next day in a short Facebook video recorded in a strong wind outside CHP he reports,

“Yesterday was the first time I’ve ever ministered under that weight of the presence of God – and whatever that was was a game-changer, a level changer, and I’m different inside!

“And I want to tell you God is doing something here and He’s moving again on this planet, not just here but around the world…”

He writes, “We saw what happens with Kingdom in-breaking and I got to minister under the heavy Presence of GOD again. What I wouldn’t do to see my kids get the opportunity to grow up under revival. Thank you to Church of His Presence for making space for GOD to come and entertaining Heaven in your midst”.

Yesterday on Fb video Dustin reflects on Sunday and how God has pressed the ‘reset button’.

Conclusion

Therefore, in my humble opinion we can expect increasing changes internationally as the Lord revises what He’s planning and doing, which will improve our understanding of the Bible.

Prophetic word on the great urgency of these End-times

Another ‘timely’ word like ‘The White Horse’ delivered by Chris Bennett via UK Prophetic Words and “giving God all the glory”, and which sparks my spirit (emphases added):

There is So Little Time Left Before the Marriage of the Bride and the Lamb

I saw a large clock ticking loudly. Unlike many large clocks, there were three hands indicating hours, minutes, and seconds. The hour hand stood straight up. The minute hand stood almost as straight. The second hand moved everything into that final minute before midnight. “The clock has passed the hours. It has passed the minutes. It is down to the last few seconds.” said the Lord. “So little time left before the marriage of the Bride and Groom. So many guests still to accept their invitations”.

“TIME TO GO INTO THE HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS TO INVITE WHOEVER YOU FIND THERE TO ATTEND THE WEDDING. TIME TO TAKE TO THE STREETS TO TELL A HURTING PEOPLE ABOUT ME! TIME TO STOP PROCRASTINATING AND TIME TO START DOING THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST!

“WHEN WILL MY PEOPLE REALISE THE LATENESS OF THE HOUR? WHEN WILL THEY LISTEN TO MY PROPHETS? WHEN WILL THEY UNDERSTAND THE URGENCY OF THE TIMES? “

2 Timothy 4:1-5

“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

Chris Bennett 2 Jan’17

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Our Mighty Deliverer calls to come up to the high places with Him!

This prophetic word brought through Veronika West with Nathanael Eliakim Beugre is dated 30th December:

2017

“AS WE CROSS OVER INTO A NEW YEAR, WE WILL SEE HIM MANIFEST AS THE MIGHTY BONDAGE BREAKER AND THE HEAVY YOKE LIFTER”

IN THIS HOUR BEFORE WE CROSS OVER INTO 2017, LET US CAST ALL OUR CARES AND ALL OUR BURDENS OF 2016 UPON THE LORD.

As we do this His Anointing will break and remove ALL and EVERY false burden that the enemy has placed upon our lives over the last year..!

Every heavy yoke of oppression and depression that has weighed us down, slowed our advancing and stifled our faith and expectation will be suddenly dismantled and destroyed.

I PROPHESY IN 2017 YOU ARE GOING UP TO THE HIGH PLACES WHERE THE POWERS OF DECEPTION, DISTORTION, DISORIENTATION AND LOSS OF DIRECTION ARE BEING DEALT A DEATH BLOW BY THE HAND OF GOD.

IN 2017 HIS SPIRIT WILL LIFT YOU TO HIGHER GROUND, YOU ARE BEING SHIFTED AND LIFTED IN THE MIDST OF A GREAT SHAKING THAT IS TAKING PLACE IN THE NATIONS, FEAR NOT! FOR EVEN IN THE MIDST OF THIS GREAT SHAKING THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS BRINGING REDIRECTION, REPOSITIONING, READJUSTMENT AND A STRATEGIC REPOSTING TO THE LIVES OF HIS MIGHTY WARRIORS. MANY WILL NOW BEGIN TO MOVE THROUGH GREATER REALMS AND DEEPER DIMENSIONS OF HIS GLORY AND POWER, STEPPING UPON THE HIGH PLACES IN THE SPIRIT REALM MANY WILL BEGIN TO WALK IN A GREATER MEASURE AND SPHERE OF KINGDOM AUTHORITY AND THEIR TRUE KINGDOM IDENTITY.

HE SAYS, “GET READY MY BELOVED TO GO AND FLOW FOR THE WHIRLWINDS OF REVELATION THAT ARE NOW BEGINNING TO BLOW ACROSS THE BODY OF CHRIST, MY SPIRIT OF WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING IS ILLUMINATING AND READJUSTING THE LENS OF YOUR FAITH, HOPE AND EXPECTATION FOR 2017, for I am about to do something NEW THAT EYES HAVE NOT SEEN, EARS HAVE NOT HEARD AND MINDS HAVE NOT CONCEIVED, I have already begun, Do you SEE IT?

“Come, let us go UP TO THE HIGH PLACES TOGETHER, where I can readjust your focus and enlarge your faith, where I can give you eyes that SEE beyond the realms of darkness and destruction and ears that can HEAR the sound of My heartbeat for the Nations and a renewed mind that can UNDERSTAND and PERCEIVE the hidden MYSTERIES of My Glory and power. For upon the High Places nothing is hidden or withheld from My Sons and Daughters but all that I am and all that I have to give is released, revealed and uncovered in this higher place”, says God.

“For even now I am rewiring your present mindsets, retuning your hearts to the frequency of heaven and sensitising your ears to the vibration and frequency of My Spirit”, says God.

“WATCH! As New pathways BREAK OPEN before you, pathways that will lead to a new land of Promise and Kingdom purpose, a highway of holiness to the rivers that run in the dry wastelands, for the times of Refreshing and Re-awakening are NOW HERE”, says God.

“Come, STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN! to what My Spirit is saying and doing in this hour, for It is TIME TO DRINK from the fountain of LIFE, Abundance and pure Delight. The crystal clear waters from the River of My Glory will NOW Reawaken your senses, Revive, Replenish, Restore and Refresh ALL those that Come. Beloved, It is time to Step into a new place of substance, where your Faith walks on water, Open your mouth and I will fill it and the Rivers of Living Waters will flow forth from your bellies, Here in this secret place, this higher place you will be reconnected to the true power source where New Life and Healing flows, where the power of My presence can penetrate, permeate and saturate every fibre of your being. For My River flows from the highest of places, from the Throne room of Grace and Glory it draws those that are weary from battle, the sound of its waves Calls out to many to Come and Soak and to be satisfied, the power of My river strengthens many to forget the past seasons and it empowers them with New Strength and greater Courage to MOVE AND ADVANCE FORWARD INTO THE NEW LAND THAT I HAVE PREPARED AND PREDESTINED FOR THEM”, says God.

“YES, YES My Beloved, I AM is doing a NEW THING in the midst of you! Now Draw near and be stilled and invigorated by the reassuring sounds of My Rivers current that will move and push you forward, its waters will cleanse and purify, its waters will remove every entanglement of Fear and sense of failure. HERE! My River of Abundance sustains and supplies your every need, it brings forth abundant fruit and freshness all year round, and wherever My River flows it brings forth Freedom, Healing and Restoration, and everything it touches is changed and transformed”!

I Decree NOW;
Every heavy yoke of sickness and disease that has wearied and weakened your body will be destroyed in the name of Jesus.
Every heavy yoke of bondage that has come through addiction will be destroyed in the name of Jesus.
Every unequal yoke in business, ministry and relationships will be broken and dissolved in the name of Jesus.
Every heavy yoke and false burden that has been placed upon you by ungodly, unloving and controlling leadership will be removed and thrown into the fire.

I DECLARE FREEDOM OVER YOU, FREEDOM TO MOVE, FREEDOM TO SPEAK, FREEDOM TO RUN, FREEDOM TO ADVANCE AND FREEDOM TO OCCUPY NEW GROUND.
Every stone of offence from the past year will be released from your life. AS YOU CHOOSE FORGIVENESS YOU WILL BE REALIGNED AND REPOSITIONED FOR GREATER INCREASE, EXPANSION AND FAVOUR IN THE NEW YEAR AHEAD.
NOW, RECEIVE THE YOKE WHICH IS EASY AND BURDEN WHICH IS LIGHT FOR 2017, TAKE UP THE YOKE OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY, TAKE UP THE BURDEN OF JESUS CHRIST AND WALK IN HIS GRACE WHICH IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU.

Veronika West is ordained by Christian International Europe Ministries as a prophet and is accountable and endorsed by Apostle and Prophets Dr Sharon Stone and Greg Black of CIE Ministries in the UK.

A selection of 2016-2017 prophetic words – 2

Continuing, courtesy of UK Prophetic Words and prophets, with a few more encouraging words for this New Year’s new season. (Click titles for original.):

Chris Bennett 27 Dec’16: The Wind of His Holy Spirit is Starting to Blow

The wind of His Holy Spirit is blowing over you, over your church, town, and area. Reports are already coming in to this effect. When this wind blows, the Lord asks, what will withstand it? What will prevent it achieving that for which it was sent? It is sent to refresh you, to anoint you, to awaken those around you. To awaken those who need to find the Lord, and to awaken those who need to speak to them.

My church is asleep, says the Lord. My church failed to set its alarm clock! Otherwise what else can account for the church being so unready, so unprepared, so lacking in any urgency? The wind of My Spirit is beginning to blow the sleep away. It is blowing the old, dusty cobwebs off so that the church may realise the lateness of the hour. Even so, it will be too late for many who, despite the wake up call, will simply hit the snooze button and turn over again! Thus the wheat and tares will be separated and the dreadful call of the judgement trumpet will belatedly awaken some to their fate.

Lisa Arnold 28 Dec’16: Word for 2017 to God’s People

Going in to 2017 will be like stepping into a new Summer’s day. Everything will be different, your attitudes, your motives, a new passion for me. I will expand your hearts and your territory. I will get rid of hopelessness and despair, and give you new hope and faith for the future. You will find out your destiny this year and know your true inheritance.

You will cross over into your promised land. Milk and honey will flow into your garden. I am adorning and preparing my bride. Your churches will start to unite this year. I am bringing down the walls of Control, Jezebel and Leviathan that are sucking the life out of my body. It is time to step out and repent and let go of all pride and bitterness.

I will show you what unconditional love is. You will be so secure in my love and who you are in me; you will not need to look to other people for other people for approval. You will find your position in the body of Christ, and not feel like an outcast. It is time to be real; there is a hurting world out there to reach.

I want you to go out of the churches and look for the lost. I will give you a holy boldness to go where angels fear to tread. I will help you grow into the mantles and anointings I have given you. My grace is sufficient for you. This year will be a year of much growth, transformation, creativity and new life and freedom to move in the spirit. I will not leave you as you are.

There will be no more delay; start looking up, thinking eternal. Bring heaven down to earth. Love your brother, make me your first love, delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Abba.

Patsy Southway 31 Dec’16: ALL CHANGE! ALL CHANGE! ALL CHANGE!

Having spent a couple of days away with the Lord – ‘investing by resting’ as some call it; one of the encouragements he spoke to me about was the preparation that many are/have been going through. In a vision he took me to a railway station that had many tracks. The guard blew his whistle and shouted ‘ALL CHANGE! ALL CHANGE! ALL CHANGE! People were disembarking from the train onto the platform.

I could also see a signalman moving the levers to SHIFT some of the tracks in order for particular trains to go in a different direction.

In another area of the station, NEW TRACKS were being laid.

As I watched this vision unfold I was thinking ‘What’s going on? So much movement and change; people everywhere!’

The Lord said, “I am bringing into ALIGNMENT the many prayers and prophetic words that have been spoken. There has been a ‘holy frustration’ among many of you. You wrote down the vision, you believed, you prayed, you fasted. You believed, you prayed, you fasted wondering WHEN am I going to see the FULFILLMENT of what was promised?!
Well, the ‘SIGNALMAN’ is causing the SHIFT, the people have got off the train as the GUARD told them to and the NEW TRACK is being laid. This is MY TIMELY INTERVENTION, ushering in a HEAVENLY MANDATE upon the Earth.” ‘It’s time…’

A new bipartisan move is underway in Congress to defend Israel against UN Resolution 2334. This is encouraging.

Also, this morning’s World Watch Daily covers Sen Rubio and two other Senators’ introduction of legislation to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. POTUS Obama has shown his true, contemptible colours over Resolution 2334 by which he descends into obscurity and the ‘peace process’ dooms itself to abject failure.

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There is good news to report as 2017 begins.

With Members of Congress back in Washington to begin a new legislative session, a major bipartisan effort is now underway in both chambers to counter U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, the anti-Israel measure President Obama shamefully refused to veto just before Hanukkah and Christmas.

I commend my friend, Sen. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican, and Sen. Ben Cardin, the Maryland Democrat, for leading this effort to defend Israel, America’s most faithful and loyal ally in the Middle East. Today, they introduced a Senate resolution with broad bipartisan support that strongly opposes the actions taken by the U.N. and the Obama administration and lays out a positive American agenda towards Israel and the peace process with the Palestinians going forward. In the House, a similar resolution has been introduced by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY),  which I also commend.

President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence have…

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