When Rev Dr Clifford and Monica Hill visited Israel in 1986 he was drawn to what God had spoken to the prophet Haggai,
“In a little while I will once shake more shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory…” [Hagg 2:6-7]
Since then, “I’ve just had to go on warning and warning of the coming ‘great shaking’.”. Also, Clifford began to understand something of prophet Jeremiah’s complaint about his mission bringing insult and reproach.
Author of over 30 wide-ranging books, journals, studies and audio resources, including some written jointly with his wife, Rev Dr Clifford Hill MA BD PhD is a sociologist and theologian. His pastoral ministry has been in inner-city areas of London, a long ministry in the East End, Senior Lectureship in Sociology of Religion in London University as well as founding one of the largest urban mission organisations in Britain, and Prophetic Word Ministries. This had an extensive international ministry from 1982 to 2005 with its flagship magazine Prophecy Today.
The ‘action arm’ of their ministry is Issachar Ministries UK, which ‘seeks to be a people who understand the times, listen to the Lord and know what should be done’. It is now recognised as a national ministry having influence throughout the nation, as well as in Parliament, and with Christians who want to explore their faith more deeply. Clifford was closely involved with ‘Listening to Jesus in the Palace of Westminster’ (click for report), as announced here. The latest news and reports of their work may be read here.
In Issachar Comments Paper for Winter 2012, Clifford announced.:
The Lord has been speaking to me for some time about a ‘new season’ and a ‘new message’. I’ve been growing in excitement but I’ve not dared to say anything to anyone (apart from Monica) in case it’s just been my imagination, because for 25 years I’ve carried the same message and I have longed for a new message. In fact I have quite literally cried before the Lord time after time to relieve me of the burden of this message and give me a fresh mandate. But every time the Lord has said “My grace is sufficient for you”.
The full text of this exciting and encouraging message about the new work that God is doing amidst on-going national and international ‘shaking’ deserves very careful study(continue reading here). Also, I’d encourage interested readers to visit their website for more about the Hill’s activities, and even support them or subscribe to regular updates.
It is interesting to realise that Clifford was not alone in hearing the Lord speaking about bringing a new season. Many other prophetical voices have confirmed this; for example, Rev John Kilpatrick’s message A season change, Dr Sharon Stone’s on new season of the increasing glory of God, as well as over a dozen others since 2011, as reported in ‘Prophecies for a ‘new era for the Church’.
The promise and excitement keep mounting….