Encouragement from the heart of England

It’s so heartening when the Lord drops something into mind that helps others. It’s like the appearance of stepping-stones to help one across a fast, full stream.

In closing my previous I gave a very brief personal background on Dr Sharon Stone and decided to pop in a reference to Dr Charles ‘Chuck’ Pierce. The next day I was ‘nudged’ to visit his website and quickly espied this header, ‘Chuck’s Latest Letter: England – A Land on the Verge’, wherein he writes:

chuckpierce[1]“England is on the verge!  Being on the verge is like being at a crossroads! Our gathering on Tuesday night in Burton-on-Trent…was wonderful! Lots of leaders and key intercessors were there. One group from Liverpool travelled down to be a part of what God is doing…”

You may ask, on the verge of what? We’re well aware of the present dreadful state of society. So where do those crossroads point? What’s on the finger posts?

  • ‘Rack and Ruin’ >
  • ‘Atheist hedonism’ >
  • ‘Road to Hell’ >
  • ’Kingdom of God’ >

I know which I’d choose…but where would you like to go?

Chuck’s report from The Secret Place Conference includes a picture painted during worship, along with its associated word for personal meditation: not for delegates alone. I thank the Lord for drawing this to my attention and, should you doubt He really is up to something, I hope you will find encouragement therein.

Then on Friday, friends leading a house church asked us to weigh a couple of verses from Isaiah that have been constantly coming to mind. Our independent deliberations confirmed the scripture as apposite and, in confirmation, Holy Spirit also gave us the same non-scriptural term suggestive of an action plan. I’m excited how this connects into what was revealed at September’s Revival Alliance Gathering.  Also, the above word Chuck received upon his arrival here could include this couple’s church group.

In Revival: Glory Stories, I wrote of something personal the Lord started revealing to  me last May, and then came a connection to the same conference last year. That time, Chuck had opened by saying,

“I sense when we got off the plane yesterday that the Lord is doing a new thing in England…I’ve been here many, many times and you can sense something beginning to change. You’re entering a new day, a new era – and a new Kingdom era. So it’s really awesome to be with you…”

NOW that was last year, and we have seen changes and developments in the nation and church. So I’m keen to learn what was taught and revealed at this year’s ‘start of the year’ conference and declared for 2012 – aren’t you?

Lord, open our eyes to what you are doing…

A prophetic word for 2012 from Dr Sharon Stone

Further to my previous posting, please see this link to a prophetic word from the Lord given last week through Dr Sharon Stone. Although mainly for the UK it is also relevant to Europe and a couple of continental nations.

This word has two thrusts: ‘A Ripening Season’ and ‘Divine Intervention to Receive a Kingdom Which Cannot Be Shaken’ and speaks of an increased global shaking during which ”God’s hand will be upon his people in a new way”. Therein, Sharon brings the Lord’s scriptural promises for this year and many very encouraging details of how they will be achieved.

The section on how ‘Kingdom Covenant Releases Kingdom Government’ is of particular personal interest because of occasional insights received since having a vision of the Rock emerging out of a broken, torn-apart Britain. That is;

  • At a meeting in Bath City Church in March 2009 a group of leaders were singing ‘Our God Reigns’. Right after that song I heard from the Lord, “Prepare to rule”. Another time in that city I was directed to Jesus’ promise to the church in ancient Philadelphia as being valid today (Rev 3:10-12).
  • Another time during worship, at a Winchester Vineyard conference in May 2011, I had a very distinct impression of the Lord drawing attention to the importance of his great goal – the bride of the Lamb as the New Jerusalem, and the new earth and new heavens – as though directing me to consider a book written beyond the Bible’s back cover (read here).

What exciting times we’re blessed to be living in!  As one would expect, there’s strong measure of agreement between the two words received from the Living Lord.

Readers unfamiliar with Dr Stone may like to know that she gave a very accurate and detailed prophecy in Summer of 2008 regarding the fire that closed Eurotunnel, the unexpected collapse of XL Airline, US banks in trouble and their government bailing out mortgage giants – all of which followed within weeks. (She wrote, “September will convince you to connect into God’s economic system”.)

In July 2005, Sharon and a fellow intercessor were to attend a meeting in Bloomsbury  but arrived at the height of the London bomb outrages. That meeting didn’t take place because of a nearby explosion but the ladies were on-hand to minister to traumatised police. (Trouble had been foreseen 40 days earlier by Chuck Pierce – see comments.)

May the Lord open our minds to His word.

Prophetic word for 2012: setting the stage for the End-Times:

[Previously published as ‘An important word for 2012’]

For Such A Time As This:

The exhortation to Queen Esther, “Yet who knows if you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this!” from her uncle at the court of the Persian king (Esther 4:14) has kept popping into mind lately. I assumed this was because of a recent insight into the Lord’s ‘fingerprints’ in my life and which came upon revisiting my personal testimony.

We’ve now learned, however, that it will be the theme for a conference in Hull City Hall on 8th to 11th March for which Nathan Morris is taking a short break home from the Bay of The Holy Spirit Revival. In October I reported his account of the Lord’s presence in New Life Church, and April 2011 had brought prophetic encouragement for the UK.

Background: Nathan’s home was the Rotherham area and after the Lord empowered him to move in signs and wonders in Asia and Africa he was invited to a conference in Alabama in July 2010. However, he had to stay because the Lord’s presence became strongly evident in  miraculous healings and continued to do so. The pastor hosting this revival is John Kilpatrick, who also hosted the Brownsville/Pensacola revival in 1995.  (The author of Great Revivalists, John Peters, tells me it’s singularly significant that the Lord is again using an individual to host another Holy Spirit led Revival. As spiritual father and revivalist partner to Nathan, pastor John believes this powerful evangelist may be the next Reinhard Bonkke. As I noted last May, he may also be like our Smith Wigglesworth – yet he also now displays a developing powerful prophetical ministry, for example.:

World-changing events in 2012!

During the Bay Revival on Friday 6 January 2012 Nathan told of his having waited upon the Lord for a word about the new year. The Holy Spirit strongly impressed upon him that unfolding global events of such ever-increasing unrest and confusion will cause fear to strike in the hearts of men and confusion, uncertainty and a sense of hopelessness to grip the hearts of many, even believers!  This is what the Lord gave him:

“For lawlessness will abound as nations and their leaders meet together to try and make alliances and make allegiances one with another.  They shall seek peace, but shall not find it –  they shall seek peace, but shall not find it! This will cause many to cry out from the rooftops for resolution but it shall still elude them for a time for further unrest will be their reward. 
“For even in 2012 there shall be great events that will change the course of this world, as you know it! For as many pour out their resources to find solutions of peace, another crisis will drain them of knowledge and resolution.
For I would know that My people would hear My voice, that I am setting the stage for that which I have foretold in My Word and it will quickly and swiftly come to pass. For the days are coming when the lawless one shall be revealed and the son of perdition shall take his stand.
“Let my people know that those who are lukewarm, those whose hearts are far from Me, even this year satan will seek to sift you – but they will not hear My voice! Fear will grip their hearts in times of unrest and in trouble.
“But for those who will hear Me, for those who will hear the call of My voice, I will put My Word in their mouths, for those who will stand upon the truth, I will overshadow them for I will be their defender.
 “In these coming days such darkness shall be on the earth but they will be My light. I will give them a voice and they shall speak and men will hear, for My word will resound in their mouths
“For I am calling My church into the holiness of My presence. For those of you that will heed the voice of God the Lord says to you that even in these days, “Who shall ascend My holy mountain? – those who have clean hands and a pure heart.” 

“…For the day is coming, it is even at the door, when I shall begin to judge My church. I will begin to touch My people in a way they have never known before for I will show them My glory”, says the Lord.

[RB transcription, text emboldened where oral emphasis given.] After reporting the word he’d received, Nathan spoke about how this message applies to those present, stressing that “REVIVAL IS NOT AN OPTION – IT’S A LIFELINE!

Born-again ‘watchers’ blessed with the Holy Spirit’s gifting will want to hear and to weigh this important message. Therefore, run the video below and advance to 2hrs30min when the gray progress bar has loaded.

The words for the church are highly encouraging yet admonishing. Am I correct in thinking I’ve previously referred to a likely sifting throughout the church?

He’s On His Way

It’s SO encouraging that the Christmas advert I wrote about at the close of Points to Ponder: 2011-12 has been displayed to congregations by the leaders of a couple of churches in our locality.

Folk were amazed at its appearance right in the heart of the DailyTelegraph’s financial section. Perhaps when Jesus does return to our world, he may come in the middle of a complete economic meltdown?  Not that ‘the End is nigh’ – I’m not of that brigade!

Let me state my prime viewpoint, namely, that Jesus is coming back for a bride who’s ‘made herself ready’.  Thus, I expect the church to be restored in line with Jesus’ desire that she moves fully in the ‘greater works’ – to be a bride that has arisen with the glory of the Lord appearing over her and thus pierce the ‘thick darkness covering the peoples’, etc. (see Revelation 19.7, Acts 3.21, John 14.12 and Isaiah 60.1-2). There are clear indications that this preparation is happening globally through many ministries.

Click here for previous posting and scroll to the last sub-heading about the advert. If you’ve yet to read about the uncanny predictions reported in that posting, why not take the opportunity to read the full article?

Points to ponder: update 2

‘Turkey Turns Around’ could be today’s headlines on the Middle East military build-up.

Apparently Ankara’s ‘blind eye’ has had the bandage removed and can now see the consequences of having tacitly allowed Iran to supply truckloads of weapons to Syria through Turkey.  It is claimed this is because Iran has failed to give the required assurances over its development of nuclear weapons:

In fact, as debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report exclusively, Ankara changed course against Iran after Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visited Tehran on Jan. 5. His mission was to warn Iranian leaders including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad whom he met that Turkey will not stand for Iran acquiring a nuclear bomb and would act to disrupt its program.

The full report makes intriging reading for those who follow developments.

I suspect this action may indicate PM Erdogan is indisposed on health grounds, as reported in the closing paragraphs of my posting We Are A Christian Country.

ALSO, for some more background see copy email here and here.

Points to ponder: update 1

Developments are daily since last Thursday’s posting on Eric Hadik’s predictions regarding the Middle East and Iran.

Friday 6th Jan

The outcome of Thursday’s meeting in Washington between Philip Hammond, British Defence Secretary, Defence Minister Ehud Barak of Israel and US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed that Hammond affirmed the UK’s readiness for action in the event of closure of sea lanes. Thus, the Royal Navy will despatch its ‘state-of-the-art’ warship HMS Daring, a type 45 destroyer, to the Gulf.

DebkaFile exclusively reported upon the arrival this week of thousands of American troops in Israel as part of the US-IDF deployment in readiness for military engagement with Iran and its possible escalation into a regional conflict.

This online news service continued to bring more breaking news, as follows:

Sun 8th Jan

Their ‘exclusive’ was updated to include Tehran’s announcement that Iran’s deep underground uranium enrichment facility will go on-stream soon, thereby crossing another ‘red-line’ in its nuclear weapons programme.

Mon 9th Jan

Special report upon Eastern Mediterranean activities of arrival a Russian aircraft carrier, frigate and destroyer in Syria’s Tartus port. Also, France has sent air-defence destroyer to watch off Tartus, as well as an aircraft carrier to the Sea of Oman to arrive about the same time as HMS Daring. There, the US strike group have deployed a surveillance drone from their carrier to monitor Iranian activities.

Tues 10th Jan

Another special from ‘Iranian sources’ reports Tehran as preparing to test a 1-kiloton nuclear device this year.

Wed 11th Jan

Yesterday, “President Barack Obama received the Saudi foreign minister Saud al-Faisal. Their conversation was shrouded in secrecy, although no one doubts it focused on the conflict with Iran and the urgency of keeping open the main export outlet for the world’s biggest oil suppliers, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, through the Strait of Hormuz. The crisis in Syria must also have featured in their talks….

“Debkafile’s Washington sources report that the White House is bending over backwards to convince the skeptical Saudis that the president is wiling to use military force to keep the vital waterway open, safeguard Gulf oil installations and exports and also prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon…” (for more see Special Report).

FOOTNOTE – for an informative historical analysis, read Con Coughlin’s Can Iran Close Down the Strait of Hormuz?

Points to ponder: 2011-2012 and Biblical historical/financial cycles

A few ‘snapshots’ and an extraordinary financial analyst’s uncanny predictions point into this new year.

If the ‘holistic’ appeals to you then you may appreciate both the spiritual/supernatural and the analytical/natural aspects of this posting – I like to indulge my scientific bent now and then!  So let me ‘tee-off’ using that ‘iron’ first:

Watcher in The White House

BillKoenig_hdrIn his weekly updates of March to May 2010, accredited White House correspondent William Koenig reported in depth upon the work of leading financial markets technical analyst Eric Hadik. After four years of having closely followed Hadik’s application of theories of cycles to natural and human events, William wrote that he “found his calculations extremely accurate”.  (For more on Eric Hadik see Inside Track.)

A lot of Hadik’s understanding comes from WD Gann’s work on market cycle theories based upon his discoveries in the Bible (!!), and which could be applied to mathematical and geometrical principles!  A great deal is related to sunspot activity. In 2006 scientists were estimating the next cycle would be 30-50% more powerful, peaking in 2012 (see link). Thus, Hadik makes very reliable ‘cycle predictions’ no matter whether they be of geological (as earthquakes and volcanoes), scientific (including nuclear), financial markets, political, diplomatic or military matters!

sine-wave_thumb.jpg[Aside: From my grounding in physical sciences I know all forms of harmonic motion can be described not only in static and moving images but also mathematically.  For example, ‘simple harmonic motion’ of a circle can be drawn on a graph mapping position x time as a basic

What amazes me is the fact that waves in water are not formed by water molecules travelling horizontally like a car down a road.  The molecules remain more or less in place about the centre of their up and down bobbing motion, eg. as at the surface.  I was taught that the wave is actually a force travelling through the body, like when a held rope is shaken and a wave travels along it.  The way waves in water interact as they converge and thus reinforce/cancel one another, makes water’s surface so attractive.]

Hadik’s Predictions:

Koenig’s 2010 reports are fascinating and compelling.  Historical records were used in supporting Hadik’s claim that,

“There are dozens of cycles that initially culminate in 2011-13 and then again in 2017-2018’, but the initial phase was in late 2007 to late 2008, when global events began to set the stage for a major ‘battle for Jerusalem’ (whether that be a diplomatic or a military one) in 2011“. (RB emphasis, source Koenig’s Eye View, March 19, 2010)

Hadik shows how major Christian, Jewish and Islamic cycles coincided last year!

So I have just finished checking those and many other claims for 2011 and found most to be correct, especially over Egypt, the Middle East, and the issue of Jerusalem. Readers who’ve followed last year’s events will be well aware of those developments. But in fact, Hadik had arrived at his conclusions upon the international communities’ attempts to force Israel to make huge concessions over Jerusalem and the West Bank in 2005 as the culmination of over ten years analysis (Focus 5768).

Hence, William Koenig could state in his mid-December 2011 news alert:

“There have never been so many biblically significant events in play at the same time, and the developments have been breath-taking in both speed and magnitude.

“In my final Koenig’s Eye View from the White House in December 2010, I wrote that 2011 would be like no other year that we have experienced, and that has certainly proven to be true. We have had numerous weeks that have had a year’s worth of news packed into one week.

As 2011 closes, many potential events are coming into alignment that will make 2012 an even more remarkable and pivotal year….” (my emphasis)

NB: back in December 2009 Hadik predicted:

2012??

“…there are Middle East and/or global war cycles that do converge in 2012…including the 11 year cycle of Middle East conflict…(my emphasis)

“It has timed conflicts in 1945, 1956, 1967, 1979, 1990 & 2001 (and actually goes back to the Palestine Mandate of 1922 and Hitler’s ascension in 1933). The next phase is in 2012.

“This also comes during the next phase of a 50/100 cycle of war (for USA)…The next phase is in 2012.” (Source Earth in Transition 3+3II p 5)

Today, Saudi Arabia and Gulf states are on war alert waiting for USA to stand up to Iranian threats to close the Strait of Hormuz and block oil tankers from the Persian Gulf.

Continued in Points to Ponder: Update 1 >>>

UPDATE:  See Cycles & the Bible for links to Hadik’s latest pages (June 2015).

By the way – Hampshire, 2011

2011 – a year in which three Christian men living within 25 miles of one another were so concerned about current events that, independently, they felt led to express their concerns.

From his coastal town, JP started blogging on what the scriptures have to say about events today. Yours truly also extended privately circulated emails into a public blog.  Also, NM convened classes on the End-Times over two terms in his church in England’s ancient capital, Winchester, thereby attracting several dozen attendees.  Additionally, a Baptist pastor in the county’s north-eastern corner is revisiting his understanding of eschatology.

As all that’s happening in rural eastern Hampshire, then how much more is taking place similarly in the major conurbations?

Is an increasing number of Christians in Britain waking up to the fact that…

He’s On His Way

On 23rd December we were very moved upon my opening the large broadsheet Daily Telegraph at its Market Reports page:

DT-23Dec11.jpg

Such an interesting place to put this announcement – right in the middle of stocks and shares prices.  But why shouldn’t Jesus be central there too?   Yet the really strange thing is that we each saw the advert’s image as an hourglass, suggestive of the Lord’s return!

Later, friends were also deeply affected and recognised its prophetic aspect. Our wives both sensed the Holy Spirit fire up within them!  AND, L said only a few weeks earlier she’d been walking in town when the Lord burst into her thoughts to say that he’s getting ready to return soon!

Also, in his December letter Mike Evans writes that whilst walking and praying near where Jesus will come when he returns (Mount of Olives in Jerusalem) he was,

 “…struck with a new sense of urgency that His coming is to be very soon”.

Not that anyone’s thinking ‘the end is nigh’, but the indications are that heavenly preparations are most definitely in hand – so stay alert!

Let’s keep looking up…