“I really, really didn’t mean to do that!” confess I to Kenny, just after meeting him for morning coffee at the cyber-cafe.
“What do you mean? The PS?” he asked, referring to the reason for his invitation.
“No! I mean the whole thing…I’d already started something else the day before. So Iast Thursday I was going to finish and publish it. There was a sense of unease…I couldn’t put my finger on it…but it was to do with my last blog, What’s God up to?”
“I’m all ears! Give me your take on the situation, especially that bit you recommended – I’ve read it”, prompts Kenny.
We carry the coffee and yummies I’d ordered to our table by the window. It just so happens, Tony turns up, as do you too, my reader. So bring your Cuppas over and join us for a chat – we may be some time…
(Excellent timing, my wife has just called out, “Coffee’s ready!”.)
“Now Richard, tell us about last Thursday.”
I begin by saying I observe ‘cyber-silence’ over our 3-day weekend, and evenings too.
“So, on Thursdays I try to finish what’s on-hand from the week. I start as soon as I can after 9.30 am, but last Thursday it was sunny and warm for once and a bit of shopping needed to be done first.
“I’d got a newspaper but didn’t dig into it as I was quite late getting online, and a couple of unusually long calls interrupted this. So I was a couple of hours behind and had run out of steam. Now this is quite unusual, I’ve not yet had writer’s block! I’d planned to follow up my last post with more on God’s ‘tsunami’. But I was completely blank. It had dropped into my brain’s ‘pending’ tray!
“How do you guys start your day online? I glance at headlines on World Watch Daily and Debka headlines, as well as three other blogs that don’t drop posts into my in-tray, as well as scan and ditch 20 or more emails.
“There was one email sharing a download a friend had received from the Lord. Now that really plugged me in! We’d met Bob and Lyn a year ago, found not only were we on the same wavelength but also that they knew of my friend John’s mission in Ghana as well as Paul, who directs HOTS in Bath.
“At that time, Lyn shared bits she’d sensed about naval preparations for war and I gave her details of serious activities in the Med and Gulf. I know her sensitivity to Holy Spirit and have high regard for the new items on grave international matters. An inexplicable 2 hour difference in her alarm clocks confirms, to my mind, the great urgency stirring in her spirit. Part of what Lyn received is, “Behold I do a new thing”.
“In an instant, lack of drive disappeared. I was galvanised into action!
“Next, upon scanning just a few headlines I knew what to blog. Like in this image, it was as though the Lord had put His finger on a headline to draw my attention to the alleged Malachy prophecies. I honestly didn’t want to go there! As well as what I’d already started (Is God baring His arm?), a number of ideas have been lodged too long in my ‘pipeline’.
“Also, I didn’t want to do anything that was connected with my pre-Christian life or stray away from Biblical matters.
“I asked the Lord, if it’s not out of order to cover this, please bless what I write. I typed out new thoughts as they sprang to mind, which is not my usual way at all. Later in the day, when all’s done and dusted, I hit ‘publish’.
“Next – again for no particular reason – I dug into Google for anything else on this news. It seems the Lord directed me to yet another about Malachy’s visions, but by a Catholic priest. Upon reading his sound report, I was pleasantly surprised to find he, too, viewed the motto for Pope Francis positively – unlike evangelical commentators! Hence my adding a postscript to the post.” (See Is Pope Francis ‘Petrus Romanus’?)
“What do you think?”
We kick this around between us. I add there was a clear sense of satisfaction, which is quite rare, and which also left me with a distinct sense of peace. Despite initial setbacks everything just flowed. Thus, that impetus did come from God.
“So this all arose out of a word from the Lord about ‘a new thing’?”
“Yes. And on Saturday I saw Gillan had picked on this from a very different aspect and I commented about this on his blog. But then I questioned myself, checked through my blog for prophetic words on this matter and wrote about them.”
“Everything since last Thursday’s item on Pope Francis has been unscheduled, never on my ‘to do’ list!”
Kenny kindly reminds me, “What’s your take on ‘Catholic in the Ozarks’ or Shane Schaetzel’s, The Pope, the Antichrist and Peter The Roman?”
“Let’s top up our Cuppas and I’ll tell you. Then we may figure out if Malachy’s visions came from God”.