The Gravity of Current Events

COPY of pre-blog email (as in ‘About’).:

Dear Friends,

Further to my very brief references recently to the dangers behind the unrest in the Middle-East, (ie. effect upon our world economy and secret alliance between Sunni-Shia extremists) I would draw your attention to the opening paragraphs of the following alert.  It is worth taking seriously because Iraq’s biggest oil refinery was blown up just this morning!  [Details: http://www.debka.com/article/20710/]

Last week, Iran’s leader announced that the region’s revolutions are the work of the coming, hidden 12th Mahdi.

“The final move has begun. We are in the middle of a world revolution managed by this dear (12th Imam). A great awakening is unfolding. One can witness the hand of Imam in managing it,” said Ahmadinejad. [Full report at http://www.france24.com/en/20110211-us-israel-will-soon-exit-middle-east-ahmadinejad ]

The removal of America and Zionism from the Middle East will then lead to the global caliphate!  BUT we know the Lord High God’s plans regarding the true messiah, our Lord Jesus.  

As Bill Koenig at the White House reports last night,

With events transpiring at a breathtaking pace in Israel, the Middle East, the United States and the rest of the world, it is becoming extremely challenging keeping up with the weekly news activity.” 

 Also, the potential for President Obama’s impeachment has increased, says a former Speaker of their House of Representatives, because of his sudden announcement  not to uphold the federal Defense of Marriage Act, contrary to his constitutional duty!

Richard

Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 10:41 PM
To: Richard Barker
I just hung up from a conference call with a leading Israeli expert on radical Islam, and I must share what he told me
Dear Richard & Janina,
I just hung up the phone from a one-hour conference call with a leading Israeli expert on radical Islam. This brilliant man has spent years studying the plans of Muslim terrorists, and he advises governments around the world on dealing with this crucial threat. This was my third conference call this week with the world’s leading experts on the Middle East and Islamic terrorism. I must share what I have learned with you.
Radical Islamists have decided that democracy is the key to achieving their dream of world domination. They are using the Internet and social networks to overthrow the governments of the Middle East. There are many people who genuinely want freedom and democracy, but they are being used by evil men to gain power to use against Israel and America. The liberal left US media is blindly assisting these efforts aimed at our destruction.
Their goal is to create a catastrophic global economic meltdown. They believe that the Gulf States, including Saudi Arabia, can be overthrown through “democratic” revolution (like the one that brought Khomeini to power in Iran in 1979) and that they can destroy the oil production and delivery system that powers the entire world economic system. Everything—food, clothing, medicine, military power and transportation—depends on oil. Cutting off the oil supply will be like a heart attack for the world.
Hundreds of millions of poor people in Third World countries could starve to death as a result, but the Islamists regard that as an acceptable sacrifice to conquer the West. The world economy will collapse if this plan comes to fruition. No one will be able to stand against the rise of Islam.
The nations of the world are ignoring this reality, instead continuing to pursue their policy of appeasement by working to create a Palestinian state at great cost to Israel. The plan is for the UN to unilaterally and officially proclaim a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital. This action will be taken not far from where Islamic terrorists flew fuel-laden airplanes into the World Trade Center Towers and killed 2,752 innocent men, women, and children and almost exactly ten years after that dreadful attack.
We have launched the “Save Jerusalem” Campaign—a national media initiative to sound the alarm to alert Bible-believing Christians to the danger posed by this plan…and to urge them to join us in speaking out against it. But I urgently need your help. It will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to produce and begin airing this national prophetic television special.
But I have some great news! A lover of Israel has stepped forward and promised to match every donation we receive for this effort. Your gift today will be doubled! Praise the Lord!
CLICK HERE TO HELP US SAVE JERUSALEM
Nations have already begun to jump on the bandwagon: Argentina, Bolivia, Guyana, and Uruguay have announced that they would join with Brazil and many other nations in recognizing Palestine as an independent nation.
This is a battle between politics and prophecy. I can say with every assurance if this is passed, every nation that curses Jerusalem will be cursed by God Almighty. The prophet Zechariah described a curse that will come upon the nations who touch Jerusalem. God says He will seek to destroy the nations that come against the “apple of His eye”—Jerusalem.

Dr. Mike Evans with Israel’s Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, in December, 2010.

While I was in Israel seven weeks ago, I met with virtually every Israeli leader including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, two deputy prime ministers, the Speaker of the Knesset, and more than twenty of its ministers. I had dinner with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, met with my old friend Yona Yahav, the mayor of Haifa, eleven generals, and over half of Israel’s college presidents. The one thing I heard over and over was their concern over the demonic plan I am about to share with you.

Dr. Mike Evans and Benjamin Netanyahu in 1983. No Christian ministry has defended Israel longer than ours. From the day I shared a prophecy with Prime Minister Menachem Begin that Benjamin Netanyahu would be prime minister of Israel twice and asked Mr. Begin to give him a position in the government until now, we have stood strong in defense of Israel.
CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT ISRAEL DURING THIS GROWING CRISIS

“For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, And her salvation as a lamp that burns. I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent …” (Isaiah 62: 1, 6)
A baby will be born in September—just seven months from now. That’s two months less than it takes a woman to carry a child to full term. That baby will be Islamic state number 45 with East Jerusalem as its capital. The UN will officially proclaim its birth, and the world will joyously celebrate with billions of dollars and deafening applause.
In 2001 just before George Bush took office, Bill Clinton attempted to divide Jerusalem. I said then that God’s hand of protection would be lifted from our nation. I said Osama bin Laden would attack the World Trade Center Towers in New York City, and in fact, wrote a book—The Jerusalem Scroll in 1999—depicting an attempted attack. I saw it in the spiritual realm. Politicians scoffed at me when I told them—like the people of Noah’s day scoffed at him.
Today, I am alerting you that this plan is in place. As a member of the Quartet—along with the UN, the EU, and Russia—U.S. President Barack Obama is the only leader with a chance to stop this disaster from taking place. There is still time to save Jerusalem, but only if we act quickly.
CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION TO SAVE JERUSALEM TODAY
I have written a major book on this crisis—Cursed. I want to send a copy today to everyone who gives a gift of $30 or more to support the Save Jerusalem Campaign.
My plan is to produce a major network documentary on this crisis for U.S. television and to air it on thousands of stations across the U.S.—on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and others. We must awaken millions of God-fearing Christians and Jews to pray and sign the prayer petition to President Obama now. We dare not wait!
I have produced more than a dozen of these specials in the past thirty years. I can tell you: It will work! One of the first was “Let My People Go” to help secure the release of millions of Russian Jews in the USSR. This was before anyone else was talking about it.

Mike and Carolyn Evans with Dean Jones and Tom Poston.

Millions of Americans saw it. It won major awards. More importantly, I presented a million names to President Ronald Reagan and asked him to petition the Soviet premier to let the Jews out of prison. He did, and they were released. I also asked a Dutch government official to open up the Dutch Embassy in the Soviet Union to assist the Jews wanting to leave. He did, and they were allowed to leave the country. To God be the glory!
It will cost millions in air-time to wake-up America; but if we do not do it, it will cost America hundreds of billions … if God’s hand of protection is lifted from our beloved nation. I believe if enough can be raised to launch the project, book sales will underwrite the air-time costs.
Please pray about being a part of this project today to save Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria. “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)
CLICK HERE TO HELP US SAVE JERUSALEM
In conjunction with this media special, we are also launching a massive petition drive to urge President Obama to reject this evil plan and prevent God’s curse from falling on our nation by standing in support of Israel. There are millions of Christians in America. If we will collectively raise our voices and speak out, we will be heard, and Jerusalem will be saved!
CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION TO SAVE JERUSALEM
We can’t launch a major media initiative like this without your help. The costs are large, and the time is short. I’m asking you today to send a special, prophetic and sacrificial gift to help the Jerusalem Prayer Team stand for Israel against the powerful forces arrayed against her.

When you send a gift of $30 or more, we’ll send you a copy of my newest book, Cursed. It’s an eye-opening look at the history of the Holy City and the ancient evil driving today’s world leaders to strike against the Jewish people. This book will tell you what the liberal media won’t—the truth about Israel and the Middle East.
When you send a gift of $100 or more, we’ll send you the book and a new pewter collector’s plate made especially for members of the Jerusalem Prayer Team.

This beautiful piece can be hung on the wall of your home or office or displayed on the included stand. It’s a great reminder of your commitment to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and a great way to share that commitment with others.
CLICK HERE TO STAND FOR THE HOLY CITY AND SUPPORT THE JERUSALEM PRAYER TEAM
I urge you to forward this email to everyone on your list and ask them to join with us. This is urgent. We must act now. Thank you for standing for Jerusalem and Israel at this crucial prophetic moment. God bless you!
Your ambassador to Israel,
Dr. Michael Evans

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Ask for the Nations – Psalm 2 v 8

COPY of pre-blog email (as in ‘About’):

This is a more personal letter to you as I believe it’s time to tell about a revelation that amazed me, for it came only a couple or so years after my re-birth. (And only now am I glimpsing how it may connect with a vision of fire shooting up E Africa to Egypt.) So I’d be interested if this may strike a chord, or you get a word from the Lord – or even a check in your spirit. Kindly bear with me as this needs be a bit lengthy.

As what I saw is directly relevant to the past month’s (Jan 2011) momentously historic events (which could affect our Western nations’ economies) I’ve been hesitant to relate this without the Lord’s go-ahead. Thus, early yesterday I sought the verses about His word not returning to Him void (Isa 55.11) but my eyes fell first on Isaiah 44.24-26, as though confirming the validity of the revelation and giving clearance to write:

“I am the LORD who has made all things, Who alone stretched out the heavens, Who spread out the earth by Myself, Who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, Who overturns the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense, Who carries out the words of His servants and fulfils the predictions of His messengers….”  (NIV)

First, some background. At the time I received this staggering ‘download’ my Baptist pastor and elders were unable to help, possibly because it came in a dream, and I was a ‘young’ Christian…It was, however, an excellent church for solid Biblical tuition and discipleship – thank you Lord.

W Mediterranean

Nonetheless, what I received proved helpful to a young missionary in France as well as to an evangelist off to Egypt. I’d put the full account in a letter, which he put on top of clothes in his suitcase. Thus, when Egyptian customs questioned him and checked inside his case he was reminded and encouraged in his mission. Here’s what I’d written:

The BBC late evening news on 6th January 1992 announced that leaders in the Muslim community wanted to establish a Muslim parliament in Britain…:

In a dream that night I saw Western Europe, mainly France and the Mediterranean, as if from the space shuttle and heard the popular worship chorus ‘All Hail The Lamb’ being sung, as if in the atmosphere!  This praise was repeated many times most melodiously, as though by angelic choir ,and seemed to spiral upwards. Then I heard a very loud, authoritative voice declare, “As Communism fell, so too will Islam fall”.

I understood this as the Almighty’s declaration that Islam’s demise would come when Muslims themselves want to be free and rise up en-masse. Clearly, by referring to the events that had rippled across the Eastern Bloc to end the Soviet empire, we could expect a similar, unanticipated wave to sweep across Africa, the Middle East and Asia to the Pacific. It, too, would be like dominoes falling. In fact, some commentators are likening what’s happening now to that effect – Telegraph and Foreign Policy reports.

As a prophetical impression the dream awaited proper weighing and confirmation by my leaders. Only a few years ago I read an article by the prophet Marc Dupont in which he referred to a very similar word at about the same period. EVEN SO, if you’re with me thus far, please do weigh and check all this. [Months after this email I discovered that Lance Lambert had later that year brought the same message about God shaking the nations.]

Later yesterday I got an email from leading analyst Daniel Pipes supporting that concept of change, viz:

“Something remarkable, unpredictable and unprecedented took place in recent weeks on Egyptian streets. A leaderless mass movement galvanized large numbers of ordinary citizens, as in Tunisia days earlier. It did not rage against foreigners, scapegoat minority Egyptians, nor endorse a radical ideology; instead, it demanded accountability, liberty, and prosperity. Reports reaching me from Cairo suggest a historic turn toward patriotism, inclusion, secularism, and personal responsibility” – Washington Post item.

Let’s remember the Lord’s ultimate redemptive plan for Egypt, as stated in Isaiah 19 especially verses 19-25.

19 In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the LORD at its border…24 In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. The LORD Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance”.

Pertinent to these verses is this closing statement of an email just in: “..the Egyptian identity needs to be resurrected, thereby allowing all of the nation’s sons and daughters to work together for a better future—without the dead weight of foreign encumberments, namely Arabism or, worse, Islamism.” [Assoc. Dir ME Forum: Egypt’s Identity Crisis.]

Did you read in my email 10 Feb of Dutch Sheets’ word given 13 Jan about the Lord supernaturally visiting the Middle-East? Well, on Monday I bought his classic book Intercessory Prayer but didn’t dig in until last night. On fanning through I was drawn to a prophetic word about nations falling rapidly before Him (see large red asterisk in attached). I think the Lord is trying to get our serious attention, don’t you?

THEREFORE, I believe it’s a pivotal prayer-time to ask the Lord for those nations that are closed to Him to become fully open to the Gospel. The harvest fields are ripening.

For example, many Iranians realise that 30 years’ Islamic rule has utterly failed. They’re desperate for the real truth of God. Previously it took one missionary a life time to bring 10 to Christ. Yet last year just one phone call served to bring 30 to salvation! Multitudes are responding to dramatic personal visitations and miracles direct from the Lord, as well as through satellite/phone evangelism. (Dr Hormoz Shariat, Iran Alive Ministries.)

“…By Myself I have sworn, My mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before Me every knee will bow; by Me every tongue will swear (allegiance). They will say of Me, ‘In the Lord alone are righteousness and strength’.” All who have raged against Him will come to Him and be put to shame. But in the LORD the descendants of Israel will be found righteous and will exult.

[Isa 45.23-24 NIV’s ‘raged’ seems more appropriate than ‘incensed’ in NKJV & Amp]

I close as All Hail The Lamb starts playing on pc – WOW, what a coincidence, or rather God-incidence!!

“He’s the Lamb upon the throne…He IS the Lord”

UPDATES:

A Third Great Awakening?

Part 2 of pre-blog email Today’s News: ‘Deep US-Saudi Rift’ – see previous post:

The Lord’s Perspective:

However, as regards these events (Egypt and Saudi-USA rift) it’s far more important to seek the Lord on any connection to His Word and on how He sees them, and to ask about His plans. In this connection we’d watched the prophetic intercessor Dutch Sheets on this issue.

On 13 January (2011) Nathan Morris was off with ‘flu from the revival meeting in Mobile, Alabama. However, Dutch stood in for him and taught about it being a true revival and become so significant outpouring of the Holy Spirit it would be the start of a ‘Third Great Awakening’. He said this is indicated by an unsurpassed number of medically attested miracles and salvations amongst the young.

Dutch SheetsAfterwards, Dutch went into intercession for a number of nations, but stopped and fervently declared he believed he’d just heard that the Lord is going to move super-naturally across the Middle East with dreams, visions and miracles. He claimed the Lord would be doing what evangelists cannot do in these closed lands and bring whole Muslim villages to salvation in Jesus. [NOTE below]

Watch the following profoundly important prophetic message after John Kilpatrick hands over to Dutch at 1hr40min. Three minutes later he opens up about a ‘great awakening’  which the Lord has been talking to him about since 1991. [Note: this brief note of a word given in June 2012 is also relevant. Read also of his experience in Sept 2014  – email updated 13 Nov 2014.]

Dutch’s descriptions reminded me of a vision of holy fire sweeping up the eastern side of Africa from Mozambique (where Rolland and Heidi Baker have brought whole Muslim provinces to Jesus), up to Sudan and Egypt and then into the Arabian peninsula!  Even so, the one who would usurp God’s throne will no doubt get stirred up.  So we shall see…

[2012 Note: The vision came when I first saw Heidi addressing a conference in Toronto. Suddenly, it was as though I was in orbit over central Africa and saw tall flames leaping high into the atmosphere over the whole of Mozambique and which spread northwards. The Mediterranean coast sat on the curvature of the globe and I saw the flames go along it and across the Sinai peninsular. Upon speaking to Rolland Baker a year or so later, he informed me this vision is similar to that which their director Supresa Sithole had for Iris Ministries.]

Praise our Almighty God and Father of Lord Jesus.

NOTE: The day after Dutch’s intercession the president of Tunisia fled to Saudi Arabia.  Three days later an Egyptian man copied the earlier self-imolation of a Tunisian street seller, which led into the major protests in Egypt and toppling of president Mubarak.   See Timeline (24 Jan 2012)

Deep US-Saudi rift emerges

Part 1 of pre-blog email (as in ‘About’).:

Today’s news: ‘Deep US-Saudi Rift’

Dear Friends – did you spot the prophetic parenthesis in my previous ‘news flash’? 

Actually, I’d added the short comment shown below only as an aside to a notification about the Guardian’s ‘Talks Leaks’.  Little did I know the next day everything would start unravelling in Egypt!  Apparently, it was a few days after Mubarak had refused to protect Christians from persecution!  Mind you, the Muslim Brotherhood (the originators of Hamas & Al Quaida) had already stated it would emulate the uprising in Tunisia if its demands were not met.

You may have followed developments in the main media news but missed the concerns over America’s subversive efforts in Egypt and over Obama’s demand that an ally caves in to an uprising despite his hush over Iran’s suppression of democratic dissent.  (In my opinion that’s no surprise in view of the ways he stabbed the only democratic ally in the Mid-East in the back; eg. the offensive way he treated Israel’s PM Netanyahu.)   But more emphatic was the deep consternation of professional commentators over the Obama administration’s seesaw ambivalence.

So, this morning the rebuking of Obama was announced in the Times’ exclusive, front-page headline – ‘Saudis told Obama not to humiliate Mubarak’.  The article suggests the exchange between leaders was more than a slap on the wrist from King Abdullah.  Details revealed by Debka indicate it was more a big cuff behind the ear (http://www.debka.com/article/20650/).

Even so, if Mubarak does step down let’s hope his vice-president Omar Suleiman holds the reins for he’s played an extremely important intelligence and diplomatic role with Israel.  The dangers are in a secret alliance between the Sunni and Shiite extremists manipulating Egypt into a war against Israel. (25 yrs ago, at the height of the Iraq-Iran war, I saw a TV report on their elite forces uniting to rehearse an attack upon Jerusalem!)

[Update: see Robert Spencer; Egyptian Copts overwhelmed by “anxiety and fear”, see Muslim Brotherhood government as “worst in memory” – 14 Oct 2012] 

However as regards these events…(click here to read Part 2 The Lord’s Perspective:, after email below).

Praise our Almighty God and Father of Lord Jesus

Richard

From:
Richard Barker

Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 1:31 PM
To: Undisclosed Recipients
Subject: TODAY’S NEWS – ‘Talks Leaks’ a.k.a. ‘Palestinian Papers’
….

As January has seen riots in Tunisia, severe internal tensions in Lebanon, calls for the overthrow of Jordan’s government (Egypt next?), then let’s not be surprised if these leaks lead to a major shaking of Palestinian leadership, if not their complete overturn, in February!

Perhaps, therefore, we may soon see whether or not Christian commentators upon the prophesied Psalm 83 Middle-Eastern war and fulfilment of Obadiah 15 are proved correct??

Let’s keep our gaze upon our awesome Lord Jesus

Richard