In the right place at the right time!

Let’s continue considering coincidences in more depth. My last two postings (here and here) reported upon connected instances of serendipity; the fortuitous occurrence of meaningful random events or coincidences. However, when these seem to relate to our relationship with God and we can discern His hand or instruction in events, then many refer to them as ‘God-incidents’, as you may have gathered from the last posts.

Therein, you’ll have glimpsed a train of serendipity.  In fact, each event along with its associated insights could only have been recognised because of a related previous event. For example, had I not been there then this would not have happened; had I not done this then that would not have been understood.

Furthermore, I’m reminded of scientific, physical laws of cause and effect as well as of simple arithmetic and maths. And recent coincidences are no simple linked chain but more like a tree, its trunk representing the observed sequence of events. Then three branches, and their own offspring, shoot out from the time of my ‘mistaken’ search on the web.  So now’s the time to divulge the amazing, crowning event!

Therefore, we may come to understand how this concatenation, or series of over a dozen related events, can be regarded as a distinct entity. It may be hard for non-believer and believer alike to even consider that the whole is pointing to the Living God – if not coming direct from Him.

But an astounding ‘God-incidence’ actually confirms that He is in these insights. It’s a though, using the last post’s metaphor of an orchestra, the conductor himself turns around and addresses the audience – like in the last night of the BBC Proms when the conductor humourously speaks to the celebrating promenaders before leading into the traditional, rousing grand finale.  Funnily enough, after that post’s musing about music I came across this from Professor Maucus du Sautoy:

With music you pick out the connections between one theme and another, and it is the same in maths……musicians are mathematicians at heart even though they may not know it. (Telegraph Weekend Review 2.6.2012)


Within two days of being amazed by unexpected events I received validation to everything from a recognised prophet.  In her mentoring class held opposite Windsor Castle, Dr Sharon Stone gave a brief resume of strategies and said Jesus has already brought breakthrough (word used by Beni Johnson) and opened doors.

We need to cross the threshold and walk through, as well as to guard our tongues against negative speech. With kind permission to quote, here’s my brief note of what Sharon taught:

Four Biblical Laws for Advancement of The Kingdom

Posture – How we do this is key – act on what God says, recalling that Jesus’ instruction at John 21 to the disciples to move only a few feet brought different and positive result.

Obedience – This is the watermark for next glory move of God that’s being released. Matt 17:24-27 shows how Peter’s obedience to God’s inspiration found and brought forth glory. His calling’s extreme purposes required extreme obedience.

Serendipity – “Amazing, accidental discovery! Wow! No matter what we do and what God does He surprises us with lots more – eg. Pentecost”. See Ephesians 3:14-21 – verse 20 in Amplified Bible reads:

20 Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do super-abundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams] – 21 to Him be glory…. (my emphasis)

Adaptability – We can get stuck in old familiar ways and find we don’t know how to handle the new. We set our size according to our ‘container’ but God wants us to move into the FAR bigger – but we don’t have a long time to adapt! Ask God to help us do it.

Sharon then said Revelation 10:5-6 applies: no more delay (as well as Matt 21:1-3).

There it is, dear reader – I was left ‘God-smacked’!  This prophet had given scriptural support, if not reasons, for the concatenation of God-incidents, thereby validating the ideas and insights into the deeper significance to Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Bells:

ALL to and for His glory in the church and in Jesus Christ throughout all generations forever and ever.

[Hah – whilst separating sentence from preceding into closing paragraph, my pc begins playing a Vineyard classic, All Glory To Him!]

10 thoughts on “In the right place at the right time!

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  2. I had a dream of an open door and a threshold. In the dream, the threshold stood out to me. Then the Lord told me that once I crossed the threshold, there was no turning back…….I was committed.

    Something interesting about thresholds follows here:

    As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When He entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus *said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They *said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “It shall be done to you according to your faith.”
    (Mat 9:27-29 NASB)

    Note that it wasn’t the blind men crying out for mercy that caused Jesus to act and heal them, It was when the crossed the threshold and Jesus saw their commitment that Jesus healed them.

    Thresholds have to do with commitment. Another example would be that of a shoplifter. A person can have the intention to steal from the moment he/she enters the store. However, it is not until the person crosses the threshold of the doors leading to the outside that they are arrested. They have committed themselves to the act of stealing.

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  3. I had another thought come to mind. In Revelation 3 it says the following, “I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name”.
    (Rev 3:8 NASB)

    Once again, a door is mentioned.

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    • Thanks for these good points Tony. Also, John had to go through the door in heaven in order to have the many visions – only a few verses after that of Jesus standing upon the threshold (Rev3:20)
      There’s also the dread event that prevented the Philistine priests entering their temple because of the power of the Ark of The Covenant (1Sam5:5). I had the blessing of seeing it in action during my training in prayer ministry. A snarling beast suddenly manifested in a lady, making her prowl around the room. The Lord directed me to that chapter’s opening verses, which I read aloud. Right away she stopped spell-bound, as though watching a video, as the Lord demolished the whole edifice of ancestral iniquity. WOW, the absolute power of His Holy Word! Hebrews 4:12 in action!

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  4. One example of Scripture being like mathematics or geometry: look at the Bible verse “in the mouth of two or three witnesses, let every word be established.”

    In geometry, it takes at least two points to make a straight line. So if more points are added to that line, we could say that that straight line is being more established.

    When the Lord gives us two or three witnesses concerning something, God’s will becomes more established in our lives. Following the Lord is a straight line or a narrow path.

    This just happened a week ago. I am staying with some friends in northern California. There has been a severe drought in California for three years now. A week ago the Presence of God became very powerful, so I laid down on my bed for a short while. The Holy Ghost was really burning me up, so I knew that something was up. The next day I saw this huge plume of smoke coming from the south of Cedarville, California (we are close to the Nevada and Oregon state lines). That plume of smoke looked like it was coming from a gigantic furnace (Sodom and Gomorrah); it came from the Kings Fire east of Sacramento near Placerville—and it really bore witness with my spirit. The Kings Fire is the worst fire in California at this time. I watched a little of a national news program this morning and they reported on the Kings Fire in California as being out of control.

    “This is Sodom! This is Sodom!”

    “California Drought”

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  5. Absolutely positively Amen.

    That does make sense: a 3D figure would be more established that a 2D line. And a panorama of Third Dimension figures, landscapes, etc would be a much more powerful witness than a straight line.

    About the destruction of California/the United States, you may want to read this:

    “Brian’s Dream about the United States and Africa”


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