Please note, I write not ‘was’ but ‘is’, for Arthur has joined ‘the cloud of witnesses’ in heaven eager for the fulfilment of the Lord’s purposes on earth. He went ‘home’ to the Lord last Thursday 28th August aged 102 years.
In tribute to him I reproduce below the text of what Santos Garcia hopefully dubbed as, “The greatest move of God the earth has (sic) seen”.
Earlier this year I came to learn a little about this centenarian but haven’t yet fully appreciated what the Lord was doing through him. How did I hear of him? I may have picked up on something on the internet whilst casting around for what was being reported in the UK. Then I noted his location!
His home was in a small seaside town in which lie my earliest memories of holidays; Penmaenmawr in North Wales and between Conwy and Bangor, opposite Puffin Isle on the eastern end of Anglesey – across the Irish Sea from Dublin. (There, I first met cows in a field and learned to watch my step en-route to the beach via a footbridge over the railway. I recall large cobbled stones at high tide and sand at low tide.)
I’m grateful to have later received his daughter-in-law Mary’s clarification on a dating error of a major prophetic word which came to a young man at a meeting, of which Arthur was the sole surviving member. She also wisely stresses that the interpretation belongs to God alone.
It was this prophecy that Arthur remembered word-for-word and about which the Lord gave Bob Jones an insight in 2009 that, “He will see the word”, as reported in On floods and Bob Jones on the prophecy held by Arthur Burt.
The outline of his free e-book And There Shall Be No Ebb introduces Arthur as follows:.
‘Many from around the world have visited his home, Bron Wendon, in Penmaenmawr, North Wales, and many have to the annual “Living Waters” conventions. Many know the story, “A house for the glory of God.”
‘Arthur and Marjorie Burt were married for 65 years and had nine children and more than 50 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As a family man, a preacher, teacher and storyteller, he’s been known in the churches around the world as “Uncle Arthur.”
‘He came to Wales from Paddock Wood in Kent, England, where he was a pastor. One day in Paddock Wood the Lord spoke one Word to Arthur: “Go!” He gave up his work in Kent and has taken a very specific message to some 44 nations for than 50 years. He said it was out of painful obedience that he entered into delight and purpose, to help prepare a people to handle the glory of God… to His glory. He said, “Now that day is at hand….”
‘He’s often said, “Big doors swing on little hinges.” Arthur’s life changed upon answering the call of God and, as a consequence, many lives all over the world were changed and refocused as he freely poured out the Word the Lord had given him.
‘His stories, teaching and proclamations echo deep ponderings over the Word. While he searched out the mysteries of the Kingdom, his life became an adventure exploring the ways of God in many nations. With spontaneity, humour and serious outcries, Arthur proclaimed,
“Prepare! We’re in the last of the last days! Humble yourself! He’s calling for a people who can handle the Presence of God to the Glory of God! Jesus did everything with nothing. (John 5:30) We are ushering in the dawn of a new day. The time is at hand – the dispensation of the fullness of times, where there shall be no ebb….” (emphasis RB)
The prophetic word Arthur held
On pages 47-48 of his book, Arthur explains ‘ebb’ in the context of moves of God as the fullness of times (my emphasis) before telling how the ‘No Ebb’ prophetic word came about and what it states:
“One the third day He will raise us up…” Every move of God has finished with an ebb, a denomination. Men like A. A. Allen, Oral Roberts, whoever, they’ve all fulfilled the word of God: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” That’s the ultimate, the glory of God. We all “fall short of the glory of God.”
And to this day, the Church is in two-thirds. The Church is in Pentecost, meeting
man’s need instead of moving into Tabernacles and meeting God’s glory. God is
governed by one thing, His glory.
Pentecost brought us to two-thirds. But we’re entering into the fullness of times.
One, Two, Three. Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles. The underlying principle is
Tabernacles, the third third. God will fulfill and fill full in Tabernacles. Tabernacles is
for the glory of God.
If God has dictated three, then two will never do the job. Pentecost introduced
it but did not have the power to produce. Only the third third could do it. Very few
know what we are talking about when we’re talking about the third third. It’s joy,
fullness of joy! Tabernacles… Fullness!
What is the third third? I don’t know anything higher than the love of God.
Break it down to simple everyday loving. Would I walk in love? It’s new wine,
it’s joy. It produces fruit. The little bud, the bloom, the blossom — then comes
the fruit! But even after the fruit is developing, unless it comes to fullness, you’ve
One, two, three. We’ve entered into that season, the third third, the third day. Most
people never get beyond souls. “Oh if I could only get this soul saved!” But the
ultimate is that God requires His glory and if souls are not operating to the glory
of God, they better not operate at all. That’s the goal! His glory…
We are children of light. Something is trying to pull us into darkness, hardness.
“You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of
light….” It’s Christ in you. We have the ability to touch others. Yield and be used
everyday. He’s only asking for obedience. All He’s asking for is obedience.
There’s much more in a much more salvation. He saves us to the uttermost.
“After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall
live in his sight.” Something’s coming!
And there shall be no ebb…
Right from the beginning, there has always been the ebb. When a tide comes in, it
reaches high tide and then after flowing in, it ebbs out. Every move of God has been
followed by the ebb. There is something lying ahead that will have no ebb!
I was expelled from the Church of England in 1934 for embracing the Pentecostal
revelation, the baptism of the Spirit, speaking with other tongues. Right after that,
a prophecy came. I remember it as if it was last night:
I walked over to a piano and looked at the open Bible, it was open there at this
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come….”
At the meeting that night, not a Church of England meeting, but a Pentecostal
meeting, the Spirit of God fell upon a young man and he prophesied. I think it’s
about the only prophecy I can remember word-for-word in my entire life. It’s like
a scar inside of me!
“It shall come as a breath…
And the breath shall bring the wind…
And the wind shall bring the rain.
And there shall be floods and floods and floods…
And torrents and torrents and torrents.
Souls shall be saved like falling leaves
from mighty oaks swept by a hurricane.
Arms and legs shall come down from heaven…
..And there shall be no ebb.”
I remember that, “Souls shall be saved like falling leaves from mighty oaks swept by a
hurricane.” There was another part about “the rich and the poor embracing each other in the streets of New York.” But the final thing was… “And there shall be no ebb.”
Thus closes the 6th chapter, the 7th being entitled ‘The One-man Show Is Over’!!
- For a consideration of this prophetic word in connection with Bob Jones’ later word of knowledge that “He will see the word”, read the next post >
- Maray Lamplighter comments on Confirmation of prophetic word: holy winds of change, “Arthur Burt was told to release the No Ebb Prophecy in the year 2014 just before he went to heaven at the age of 102. He preached it for over 60 years but The Lord told him he had already seen the breath of the beginning of His Mighty Wind of His Holy Spirit in 2012 in North Carolina in miracles and signs and wonders. People came and Jesus healed them in miraculous ways. They came to surrender their lives to Christ. Now this breath of HIS first visitations has filled His People with The Anointing for Holiness. They will go Forth to Do Exploits to Prosper The Kingdom of God on the earth…(he) heard this word first from a young man (still unnamed) over 60 years ago. God wrote it on his heart and he carried it in his breast pocket until one day in 2014 after 60 years of preaching this word in over 50 countries The Holy Spirit told him it is time to tell the people “I AM Performing My Word!”