It was most instructive hearing Ian Clayton for the first time at one of our earliest days in Well Church International, near Goldalming. I kept pace with his novel teaching throughout and realised he’s correct when he used almost identical words that I’d had only weeks before on ‘God-incidents’!! (That is, they’re just like instruments playing in an orchestra – see The spiritual significance of the Queen’s Jubilee Bells.) Ian attributed Godly coincidences to the Lord’s Spirit of Wisdom (see next post). Be blessed as you read…
The prophetic words below were delivered at Catch The Fire London on 16 November by the internationally respected co-founder of Iris Ministries, Heidi Baker. My thanks go to Suzanne Payne for bringing it to my attention and for the hard graft of transcription:
Thanking leaders Stuart and Chloe Glassborow for just having quoted the scriptures she was about to preach on, Heidi told those assembled to fix their eyes on Jesus and, asking Him to take everyone deeper, she sensed His Spirit flowing. In her inimitable intimacy with Jesus, Heidi urged Him not to leave England like it is, nor the UK, nor London as they are.
Heidi went on to share what she was receiving, which brought a tremendous response from everyone:
“I just feel like this revival that God has promised in this nation – it’s another wave of revival He’s promised; I feel like it’s going to come as we go. It’s going to come as we go. It’s going to come as we go, says the Lord. This revival of radical love is going to come as we go. It’s each one of us just taking a hold of the love of God, taking a hold of the heart of God, taking a hold of the mercy of God, fixing our eyes on Jesus the author and the finisher, and as we go, one by one by one by one there’s going to be a lighting up in the hearts of men and women in this city, in this nation.
“This move of God is different than you’ve ever seen before, says the Lord. It’s different than you’ve ever seen before, says the Lord, because no one’s going to point to one mighty evangelist. No-one’s going to point to one mighty preacher, no-one’s going to point to one mighty event, but there’s going to be this, this immersion, this immersion of the Father’s love, this immersion of Holy Spirit, this immersion, this infilling of God within the hearts of individuals, and with the hearts of bodies, the body of Christ.
“There’s going to be a movement of unity in the UK that’s going to shake the world, says the Lord. I hear the prophetic word of the Lord. It’s going to flow through the universities and the colleges of the universities. It’s going to flow through denomination and the non-denominations. There’s going to be a move of unity within the Body of Christ.
“You’re going to fill Wembley Stadium. You’re going to fill stadiums, stadiums, with worshippers of the living God. And there’s going to be this holy affection where people come before the Lord. They’re not going to even know who’s speaking in the stadium, they’re not going to even know the name of the preachers, because they’re coming fixing their eyes on Jesus. It’s going to shake the nation, says the Lord.
“There’s going to be a unity even between Scotland and Ireland and the UK, that’s going to SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE. There’s going to be a shaking that’s going to bring a unity, says the Lord. There’s going to be something that the people of other faiths are going to see in this nation, as believers come together in radical love.
“There’s going to be; you are going to be a part of the history, a part of the history in this nation, says the Lord. There’s going to be another historical move of God – I see, I see a shaking, a shaking of radical love.
“I see people in the Body of Christ, and you’re going out, and I’ve seen a vision of it, you’re going out, and I know you’re sons and daughters but you’re going out like ants, you’re going out like ants, like ants, like little ants, like little ants and you’re digging digging digging digging digging like little ants – like little ants, you’re digging.
“And there’s something specific happening as you start just lining up in this unity. There’s going to be a unity beyond anything the UK’s ever seen. It’s like there’s something, I feel like you’re going to become like these radical lovers of God that’s going to cross all denominations, all the barriers.”
“I feel like church history is going to be made in this place again, and you’re going to be a part of the history because, instead of burning people at the stake, there’s going to be radical love manifested through the Body of Christ.
“And it’s like there’s something that’s going to be happening in the body of Christ in UK – and I hear the Lord, I hear the Lord so clearly – it’s this radical movement of unity where there’s going to be so much of Holy Spirit’s presence in the individual believers that they’re literally going to cross different streams and they’re going to move together in this HUGE river of radical love that’s going to flow over the banks of the UK, it’s going to flow over the banks – it’s going to be like this hotbed – and out of the UK there’s going to come this MIGHTY move of the Spirit that’s going to touch even unto the continent, says the Lord, and there’s going to be a re-awakening, a re-awakening of love, a re-awakening of unity, a re-awakening of His Spirit – and it’s like the other faith, the other faiths, the other religions, they’re going to take notice when the Christians come together in radical love – a cross-stream, they won’t care what they’re called, they won’t care…
”It’s interesting what I hear: there’s going to be diversity in the unity, there’s going to be diversity in the unity, uniqueness in the unity, where people are going to come together uniquely different and yet flowing together in unity. It’s not like you’re going to come together with a fake unity where all your doctrines are the same, where all your beliefs are the same, but you’re going to come together for the prize, you’re going to come together for the prize!
“He says, “I will give you souls, I will give you souls, I will give you souls, souls, souls, souls”. There’s going to be another Great Awakening coming out of this place!
“I see a great awakening touching the universities. There’s going to be a fire of God’s glory love on the universities. There’s going to be move between denominations that will blow your mind, says the Lord.
“This is from God’s heart and it’s, it’s a passion on Daddy’s heart that…it’s hard to understand but there’s been this longing on the heart of Daddy God, this longing on the heart of the Father for this move that He longs for, that He’s destined this place for, that He’s destined UK for – He’s destined it in His Spirit – and I see it…Oh yes Lord.”
Amen! Bring it on Lord!
- Email received 22nd December 2014:
“Thank you for the word I was sent from your watch from Heidi – via ‘HS’ – it was very exciting to read as I had just heard the Lord say to me “you keep going and I will keep coming” – so we were amazed to read the first para of her word. Also, to read about the unity that she prophesies about as this is all part of our vision for Culture Changers.
“I am therefore including it in our January update along with the word for 2015 from Sharon Stone. So very encouraging – thank you.
“This morning I felt the Lord prompting me to write to you and thank you and tell you the above.”
[Upon retiring as leaders of Winchester Vineyard Church, Hants, Ginny and Hugh started Culture Changers UK.]
- Note dated 13th January 2015:
Two people unknown to one another spoke or wrote to me upon “Go!” from Isaiah 6:8-9 on the same evening – Thursday 8th January. AND the previous day Aliss Cresswell closed a prophetic word for 2015, “We have just entered into the promised land, so go!” THEN on 8th Jan and over that weekend the number of views of this post went ballistic at over 2,200 – Is the Lord getting our attention? In view of this word’s emphasis upon a new move of unity see CBTI – Churches for Britain & Ireland – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015, 18th-25th January.
- Richard’s Watch 21 April 2015:
How the above word fits a prophetic insight received by my namesake Richard Barker – God-incidents’ validate cycles and point to near future – 2
- Richard’s Watch 11 June 2015:
Heidi Baker, Cindy Jacobs: prophetic messages verified and applied.
- Conversation in early August 2015:
A neighbour’s daughter home from University at Brighton is very excited over Christian activity there and pleased that it involves fellow students from across many church denominations.
- Richard’s Watch 23 May 2016 – Can These Bones Live? Clifford Hill on the Pentecost celebration in Winchester Cathedral in this post
Several years ago I discussed with Heidi’s husband Rolland an open vision before me of Holy Spirit fire sweeping up Africa from Mozambique into the Middle East. This had blessed me when I first saw Heidi teaching at Toronto and he said it’s similar to what their local director Supressa Sithole had seen for the ministry. (Details may be read under ‘2012 Note’ in A Third Great Awakening?)
It’s amazing how personally relevant daily encouragement from Glasgow Prophetic Centre has been recently. Today’s wasn’t read until after Nina wrote a short piece on listening to and following Holy Spirit’s directions – this prophetic word confirmed her message. It’s also appropriate for the finishing touches to the previous post on The image of Jesus.
YIELD TO HIS PROCESS
You are in a season where you are being re-sensitised to the Spirit of God in every area of your life. Often you have wondered what was happening, as the Holy Spirit has been re-sensitising you to Him in your thought processes, emotions and responses recently. The Lord is calling you to yield to this process. His heart and His plan for you is that you become sensitive and in tune with His voice and His promptings so that you would be a vessel for His glory wherever you are, always yielded to the leading of His Spirit even in all your thoughts, words and actions.
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
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This profoundly important message comes from Mike Parsons. It’s reposted in full rather than re-blogged in order to emphasise its associated prophetic word and append a book cover and make some observations on four consecutive days of God-incidences. Regular readers know my opinion of such events. For Mike’s original posted in August, click on his following title:
Mike Parsons with Jeremy Westcott
Transformation: embrace the season
We are entering into a season preparing us for holiness; a season of removing stumbling blocks; a season of preparation to cross the threshold into the glory realm; a season for transformation. Not just a minor adjustment of surface appearance, but fundamental, radical change, affecting body, soul and spirit.
Let’s not resist it, but embrace it. Let’s cooperate in being changed from glory to ever-increasing glory. Entering into the process of refining and purifying is entirely voluntary. That said, we know that sometimes God will engineer circumstances around our lives to give us further opportunities to volunteer. We can fall on the Rock, or the Rock can fall on us.
Like you have never known
Here is part of a prophetic word which God gave me before I first taught this series at Freedom in 2012:
“It is time to pray that the lid comes off and to call forth my angels who are waiting to start gathering and removing stumbling blocks both within and without. Holiness fire is coming, the highway of holiness has been prepared. It is time to walk in the river of fire. You have walked over it and felt its heat but now it is time to be baptised in fire. The heat will turn idols back into the dust they came from: to be under your feet, not in your hearts.
“Call forth the gathering angels. The lids are coming off the sewers, the secret and hidden things of the heart are about to be exposed. All I ask is for the willingness to submit to the fire that will refine, purify and prepare you for true holiness.
“I am about to restore your souls like you have never known, and lead you on paths of righteousness like you have never known.
“I am going to prune the church. I am going to cut off the branches that are producing no fruit. I am going to remove the stumbling blocks to true kingdom government. I am going to close the access doors that the enemy has had. Some have already been removed.
“I am looking for those who are willing to be pruned in the unproductive areas of their lives and in their desires and their priorities…”
We have seen that happen at Freedom Church (kingdom government has been established here, but in the process, lids have certainly come off some sewers and we have experienced some painful pruning, both corporate and personal). What is true for us locally is true for you, wherever you are reading this. God wants His whole church transformed, metamorphosed, transfigured, changed, conformed into the image of Jesus; not patterned, moulded, conformed to the world.
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect (Rom 12:1-2).
Transformation is a process of change, a renewal, a restoration to original condition; not to what Adam was like before his sin but to what he would have become. How would things be today if Man had not fallen, but had spent the intervening centuries pursuing God’s plan for him and for creation? How would we be?
Our goal in transformation is to become wholly like Jesus; to live like Him; to do as He did, and greater things (John 14:12); to be conformed to His image.
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son (Romans 8:29).
One degree to another
In our day, the prophetic books (portals) have been opened and we are receiving deeper levels of revelation and understanding. But these also call for deeper levels of transformation. It is like going from pre-school mathematics (recognise a number), through primary school (counting, simple sums, addition, multiplication), to secondary school (algebra, equations, calculus), undergraduate, postgraduate and so on. I suspect many of us are not much beyond pre-school as yet.
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:18).
There are progressive levels of transformation to maturity, progressive levels of responsibility and authority. God wants to take us from servant to bondservant to steward to friend; lord to king to son.
By the mercies of God
Freedom from sin (Rom 6:16-18); the gift of eternal life (Rom 6:23); peace with God (Rom 5:1); the grace of God (Rom 5:2); salvation from wrath (Rom 5:9); the gift of repentance (Rom 2:4-5); the love of Christ (2 Cor 5:14-15): the mercies of God are new every morning, and they motivate us to present ourselves as living sacrifices, ready for transformation.
It is indeed a process, and it may take some time. But we can begin today (and every day) by offering ourselves as a living sacrifice. We can invite Him to do what He needs to do in us.
He will challenge our conscience, imagination, reason, mind, emotions, will, and choice; our motives, desires, attitudes, mind-sets, belief systems, familiar spirits, patterns of sin, trading systems, idols, stumbling blocks, entanglements; hurts, pains, rejections, fears, inadequacies, inferiorities, disappointments and more besides. He will deal with our sin, transgression and iniquity. He will restore our supernatural abilities.
Are we up for that?
If so, let’s pray:
God I thank you for your presence in my life.
I open the gate of first love and invite you into my spirit
I invite you to activate my spiritual senses and flow through me
Jesus I surrender control of my life to your lordship.
You are Lord of my life.
I choose to be a bond servant.
Train me as a good steward
So that I can be your friend.
Renew my mind
Heal my emotions
Restore my conscience
Cleanse my imagination
Direct my will.
Train my senses to hear your voice
To know your heart
See your vision
And be directed by your peace.
Cleanse my bloodline and seed-line
Transform my DNA.
Father I choose to follow my eternal destiny
Into lordship, kingship and sonship.
I choose, as an ambassador of heaven,
To administer the rule of the kingdom of God
On earth as it is in heaven.
Display me as a son of light on the earth.
Manifest your kingdom rule through me to the world around me.
Related articles by Freedom ARC
- Present A Living Sacrifice (3) – practice
- Revelation of God’s Prophetic Timetable
- Transformation Through Communion
Other resources from Freedom ARC
- Transformation audio series (much of the content of this post is taken from session 1).
- Ambassadors of Heaven audio series.
- DNA Transformation (YouTube playlist of Mike’s ‘Supernatural Mentoring’ videos which touch on this subject).
The year of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, 2012, saw an abundance of prophecies about a new era for the Church (click for a selection). For me it brought a conviction of seeing things falling into place, especially after an awesome gathering in August at Birmingham, as described in An invisible jigsaw falls into place. It greatly reminded me of having prepared annually for the new school year but going up to a higher class, and Spirit-filled believers have an exceptional schooling (see Back to School-College-Uni).
So I’m most encouraged that Mike refers to 2012, and spells out what was on my mind about increasing in Godly wisdom like when we went through various schools – but I omitted my intention of saying most churchgoers are in, or unwilling to progress beyond, nursery school!
More remarkable are references to ‘stumbling blocks’ and the ‘mercies of God’, because they featured prominently last week, as follows:
- Tues 18th: the closing verses to the draft of my last post on Jerusalem (re. faith of traditional church leaders) got augmented. I added what had cropped up in that morning’s quiet time but used the literal wording rather than the standard NKJV text, “It is impossible that no offenses should come…”; ie. I wrote ‘stumbling blocks’, not ‘offenses’.
- My study bible notes to Luke 17:1 state ‘offenses’ means ‘stumbling blocks’, and is literally the trigger of a trap or snare. In the verse it designates something that causes one to sin, and Jesus issues a strong warning against apostasy.
- Within minutes of publishing that post an Elder called about having an insight into our unexpected month-long recurrence of a major health issue and said he’d seen a ‘stumbling block’! When my wife waited upon the Lord nothing came, she went to watch a TV programme but it suddenly changed to show a long-forgotten but traumatic episode of when she was 9 years old playing out on the TV Screen!!
- Wed 19th: our Elder ministered as directed into that ‘video’ stumbling block’.
- Thur 20th: Nina awoke to find there were no signs of this daily manifestation! Praise and thank the Lord greatly.
- Thur 20th: that morning’s prophetic Lion Bites was exactly on target, as implied in my covering comment to New mercies every morning! Mike refers above to “the mercies of God are new every morning’!
- Fri 21st: not normally on-line, but went to adjust that draft only to see email note of Mike’s post being re-blogged on Ecclesia of Burning Ones – thank you so much for bringing this excellent post to my attention.
I can only conclude: NOW’s the time to action Mike’s post!
In limbering up to launch 3 years ago I referred to some things happening in the month of this blog’s launch and remarked, “It’s fascinating how events have cycled around and thus returned my focus to similar issues as in November 2011”. In that connection I strongly urge consideration of what Mike Parsons of Freedom Church in Barnstaple wrote earlier that month on Sons of Issachar. It has become increasingly relevant…
with Jeremy Westcott –
We are getting to the core part of what we set out to share with you. Everything we have posted so far has really been by way of introduction. We are now beginning to look in detail at the prophetic timetable that God is opening up to us, the revelation of His plans and purposes over the coming months and years. Let’s remember, there are no specific dates or times here, just a sense of different phases or periods in which God will be working in particular ways, which He is calling us to recognise so that we can cooperate and participate with Him.
This is the first part of that prophetic timetable:
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My thanks to Michael Marcel for publishing this prophetic word on UK Awakening. Michael writes that he was with Cindy Jacobs as she went to our four nations and the message was similar in each country. (He hasn’t posted one for Northern Ireland because her whole message was the word.) His transcript in its entirety is below, which I’ve edited purely for ease of distinguishing between Cindy’s words and what she brings from the Lord. To read it as delivered in its full flow, click here:
The Lord would say, “I am coming to Wales, but not as I have done in times past, but I am coming in a greater measure, for I never do anything lesser than what I did before”.
The Lord says, “I have seen you and I have heard your cries”, and God says, “You look at your city as apathetic, but I say the fields are white with harvest”.
The Lord says, “I am the great I Am that raised up the Whitfields and the Wesleys and Evan Roberts”, and the Lord says, “I am going to do it again, I am going to bring my power, I am going to display my Glory in a measure that you cannot imagine, greater than what you even think”.
And the Lord would say, “Why shouldn’t I use you? I want to use the Caleb generation, I want to use the Joshua generation. In this move of God I am going to marry the generations, I am going to bring them up together, I am going to use red, yellow, brown, black and white, I am going to use the young women and the young men and I am coming says God.
“You will see signs in the heavens and signs in the earth. I am going to begin to shake”, says the Lord, “and when you see the shaking come you will know that the visitation is not far behind the shaking. I am coming to shake everything that can be shaken says the Lord. I am coming to shake the heavens; I am coming to shake the earth. You will see signs on the cliffs, on the cliffs of the North Sea, you will see signs… in the heavens, even the newspapers will say ’Is this the end time, is this apocalyptic?’
And God says, “I know how to bring the fear of the Lord into our people. I am coming”, says the Lord, “I am coming to Wales, I am going to move upon the schools. Look to the schools and the land”, says the Lord, “For I am going to visit the little children, there is a great children’s revival coming. I am going to breathe upon the little children, I am going to breathe upon the six-year olds, and the seven-year olds and the eight-year olds, I am going to come and visit them”, says the Lord.
“Look at the ten through twelve-year olds, I am going to come upon them”, says God. And the Lord says, “I am going to come upon the old, even you will see upon the elderly, the seniors, very old people I am going to make them rejoice in me”, for God says, “I will not forgive one generation in this move that ? (questions? RB) I have come.”
Coming down out of the clouds, when the cloud level broke and I felt a burst of Glory coming out of the ground – first time in 35 years.
The Lord says, “I am releasing a wave of Glory out of Scotland that will affect many nations says the Lord. For this is going to be transformation that affects all of Europe and the nations of the earth”.
God says, “I am going to make you a transformed nation and the Lord says that there is a great battle over the destiny of Scotland, but what the enemy means for evil, I will turn for good. I am going to turn some things around on a level you would not imagine”.
The Lord says, “As this nation stands in prayer in the measure they stood to vote, I am going to turn it around”, says the Lord.
The Lord says, “I am coming with a move of my Spirit says God, I am going to release an anointing of evangelism, there is going to be an anointing, not only of evangelism”, but I see God is getting ready to send to the nations of the earth and the Lord says, “It is harvest time in this nation”.
The Lord says,”Many have prayed for revivals, many have said, God will you do it again, but I am saying to you I am going to do greater than what you can imagine and what you can dream, for there is a Jesus People movement coming. I am coming with a wave that is going to hit the secondary schools, it is going to hit the primary schools, it is going to be a school anointing, and it is not going to be just a few”, the Lord says, “There are going to be child evangelists, and they are going to raise up as my burning ones and they are going to have the message of God and a message of conviction upon their lips says the Lord”. God says, “Even now there are little ones who are six and eight and ten and I am giving them dreams and they are seeing angels and they are having visitations from the Lord”, but God says, “I am going to use them to begin to share in their schools, and if they try to shut them up, they will shout all the more and they will not be silent”, says the Lord.
For The Lord says, “There is a new sound arising out of England unlike any that has been released before. I am calling my people to once again fill the streets with singing and dance upon injustice.
“For the streets of London are filled with protestors and the enemy is stirring up a spirit of Anarchy that will attempt to inflame radicals of all types, but I say that it is time for the Lion of Judah to roar upon this land.
“Wake up and call unto me!” says The Lord! “Awaken in me with the voice of song and dance for I inhabit the praises of my people. It is time for the church to once again go to the streets and worship. You will take back the streets of the cities through demonstrating your love for Me and I will be stirred up as a Mighty Man of War and fight on your behalf.
“Let My Name be praised from shop to shop and school to school! Ring the bells and cause the church to wake up.
“If you will rejoice, I will release the former and latter rains upon the nation and there will be another Great Awakening that will spill out across the world. For I desire to fill this nation and the UK and the region with My Glory”, says The Lord.
The Lord said to me today,
“Psalm 133, United Kingdom, red, yellow, brown, black and white, dancing upon injustice, releasing the Glory of God to the streets.
God has brought the Nigerians and the people from West Indies, …some people say the complexion of the nation has changed”, but the Lord says, “I have caused it to be the colour I have always wanted it to be in my people coming together as one, for love has no colour says the Lord”.
The Lord says, ”Do not fear that you will lose who you are, for I am going to loose the Spirit of Evangelism, I am going to begin to move upon those, and I am going to win them to me, I am going to woo them, those who you have most feared I am bringing for the greatest harvest this nation has ever seen.
“A sound is going to be released that is going to be greater than anything that has ever come out of this nation before. God says, I am going to raise it up, I am going to raise up a new generation with a new sound that is going to pierce the heavens and release this anointing to her destiny” says the Lord.
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Question: which military event during the First World War has a direct connection to one of the prophecies spoken by Jesus Christ?
Clue: Old Testament prophet Isaiah described an amazing facet of this historic event.
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The first three weeks of November 2011 were spent preparing to launch this blog. This was in response to the Lord’s nudging me to increase the readership of my emails on some of the Biblically relevant events in the Middle-East. It was daunting to move from a private circulation of several dozen church friends and out into the wider world. Who’d want to read my thoughts and opinions anyway?
A year later I was surprised to find the number of views was just under 10,000 and two more years later another ‘0’ had appeared at the end! So thank you to you personally as you read, and for looking at other posts, and especially if you’re a subscriber. Thank you too my very dear Nina for your understanding and putting up with my disappearing into the study off and on over three days each week.
It’s fascinating how events have cycled around and thus returned my focus to similar issues as in November 2011: persecution by Islamists, Obama, Israel, apostasy and, in particular, a TV debate ‘Has the Church replaced Israel?’ with follow-up and summary. In connection with this matter I will briefly address the massive religious and historical illiteracy rampant in politicians, media and elsewhere (even in believers) next week – unless another ‘hot potato’ needs to be tossed over to you!
Thank you in particular for making such good use of the blog’s prophetical material. The most popular posts throughout the year have been words brought by Dr Sharon Stone for 2014-16, the photo of an angel attending Steve Hill’s funeral, Wendy Alec’s word on Obama, followed by the Library of Prophecies.
I’m especially pleased with the success of that collection in view of my personal effort, and because my intention is for it to be a useful resource to the body of Christ as well as public enquirers.
A personal thank you once again.
In view of my long-standing complaints about the BBC’s abysmal reporting standards you may want to watch Simon Plosker of media-watchdog Honest Reporting. In this video he speaks about European and American media’s deliberate false reporting of news on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
He’s asked, “Are there any consequences to reporting like that? Do you just put it on (your site) and hope they pick it up and that their readership sees it…or…Does someone get fired over something like that?”
“One thing we can do is, we have a very, very large reach. We have 140,000 subscribers around the world. We’re active on Facebook, Twitter…all sorts of social media and one thing we noticed yesterday – as soon as we expose these things – they were going viral.
“There was no way the media outlets could ignore what was going on ‘cos they were being told in no uncertain terms they’d got it wrong!
“The BBC are notorious for their choice of headlines…”
In this video Simon analyses media reports from Canada, Ireland, Britain and USA to expose the unprecedented media bias against Israel.
KINDLY CIRCULATE FAR AND WIDE
[Read also BBC Watch on BBC smoke-screening the true story the synagogue outrage and His Grace Cranmer on Slaughter in the synagogue is just politics as usual.]
Thank you Lord for a breakthrough at last on the peculiar health issue to which I referred the last time I re-posted one of the daily prophetical encouragements from Glasgow. In fact, some of the past week’s ‘Bites’ have been timely.
Today’s word is EXACTLY right in describing the situation.
NEW MERCIES EVERY MORNING
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness, “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him”.
Many have waited in this season, believing for breakthrough. But at times it has felt like that bus which has never arrived at your bus stop. There you sit, looking… waiting… watching. You are the last person left there in the cold of the night… and yet you wait on. The Lord Jesus is your only hope and your only answer left… you wait… and watch still… because you know that God is coming.
Suddenly! The faint rumblings of the bus engine finally reach your ears and you know that your prayers have been heard.
Today is a good day! I hear the Lord saying,
“New mercies, new mercies, new mercies. I am the God of new mercies every morning!
“My compassion does not fail. I am releasing new mercies to My children, to those who wait on My name, to reveal My faithfulness again”.
Will you rejoice that your prayers have been heard today and that you will receive the new mercies God has for you?
Bless you David and Emma, and may everyone who reads this be blessed too.
In connection with the poetic ‘rumblings of the bus engine’, there’s a fascinating ‘God-incident’ over the closing scripture of my post on churches in Jerusalem and an Elder’s phone call minutes later – but that ‘glory-story’ must await another time.
Thank you Lord for this timely prophetic vision. It’s similar to a startling open vision right in front of me just over 10 years ago (as told in Comments upon the collapse of Society).
I saw a vision 11/19/2014 as I was driving. In the vision I saw people that looked like they were being tossed about as one would be were they in the ocean except they were bit in the ocean, they were on dry land. In the vision they were even having a hard time time keeping their balance. There was a shaking going on, a violent shaking. There seemed to be no ceasing of the shaking. In the same vision I saw other people who were standing on round rocks slightly elevated above the ground. They were not shaking as the others around them, they were at peace. The people who were being shaken saw that those standing on the rocks were not being shaken and tried reaching out to them so that they too would have secure footing as well. There’s no doubt in my mind that the Rock…
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Jesus asked, “When the Son of Man returns will He find faith on the earth?” Today’s answer could well be, ‘Not where You’d expect to find it – in parts of Your Church!”
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem reported last week that some Christians in Jerusalem pledged solidarity with Muslim authorities of the Temple Mount – and this in accordance with a 1,400 years-old decree of subjugation! The ICEJ report opens as follows (inserted numbers refer to my comments),
“Leaders of Jerusalem’s Catholic and Orthodox churches met with Moslem officials this week, declaring their solidarity against what they described as Israeli “oppression” and “violations” of the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem’s Old City . Examples they cited of such “violations” included rumors about plans to change the status quo on the Temple Mount which have been dismissed as “fabrications” by Israeli officials but which have persisted nonetheless .
“The statement also reaffirmed the leaders’ commitment to the so-called “Pact of Omar” which was established following the Moslem conquest of Jerusalem in 637 AD which codified understanding that Moslems have a superior legal, political and social status to all others in the Levant, while also protecting the rights of non-Moslems to practice their religion [3, 4].” (Read full report here.)
In response I submit the basic facts, along with a few thoughts:
1. A timeline of recent related events is given in Joel Rosenberg’s blog and indicates the violence was instigated by Muslim extremists and deliberate incitement from the Palestinian leader to start a third intifada. But Joel doesn’t go back far enough!
Six months ago, after disturbances in April, an imam from al-Aqsa mosque called for the destruction of Israel and urged Middle Eastern countries that signed peace agreements with Israel (Egypt and Jordan) to take up arms against it. [Israel Today citing al-Jezeera as herein.]
The latest outbreak was started not by Jews, but by Moslems throwing rocks, Molotov cocktails and fireworks at police at the entrance to the Temple Mount – NOT because Jews tried getting onto it or into the mosque, BUT BEFORE the Israeli police tried stopping this disturbance.
See Honest Reporting’s detailed analysis of Wall Street Journal and New York Times’ reports, the details of which give a better account than Daily Telegraph’s incomplete video which, in the fuller context, actually gives credence to the Israeli version of events.
BBC Watch also provides a proper picture by correcting badly biased broadcasters, as well as exposing the quisling BBC’s platform to Palestinian Authority’s falsehoods and incitement of violence on Judaism’s holiest site. [Today: Anachronism and inaccuracy in BBC News Jerusalem reporting.]
The massive rock platform which the first and second Jewish temples were built upon is supposedly sacred to Moslems too, but their fanatics don’t treat it with reverence or with respect. And it’s no wonder because the city of Jerusalem and its sacred centre do not feature in their holy book. There are no historical references in it, only an inference that Jerusalem was the destination of their founder’s ‘night journey’ on an imaginary horse!
2. PM Netanyahu Israeli addressed the recent wave of violence in Israel last Tuesday by telling journalists that PA’s Abbas is “fanning the flames” of incitement by lying about Israel’s non-existent plans to change the status quo on the Temple Mount.
Deception and dissimulation are sanctioned in the Qur’an and known as the doctrine of taqiyya. According to a former Islamic studies professor at the American University of Beirut, Sami Mukaram, “Taqiyya is very prevalent in Islamic politics, especially in the modern era”. (Raymond Ibrahim’s eye-opening analysis, How Taqiyya Alters Islams’ Rules of War)
I’d add, ‘and throughout Western media too’! The global scale of misinformation and lies makes Herr Goebel’s Nazi propaganda machine look archaic by comparison. No wonder the need for the highly commendable services of various media watchers, for as Raymond explains in summing up the implications of taqiyya:
…zealous belief in Islam’s tenets, which legitimize deception in order to make God’s word supreme, will certainly go a long way in creating “incredible self-confidence” when lying.
Yet most Westerners continue to think that Muslim mores, laws, and ethical constraints are near identical to those of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Naively or arrogantly, today’s multiculturalist leaders project their own worldview onto Islamists, thinking a handshake and smiles across a cup of coffee, as well as numerous concessions, are enough to dismantle the power of God’s word and centuries of unchanging tradition. The fact remains: Right and wrong in Islam have little to do with universal standards but only with what Islam itself teaches—much of which is antithetical to Western norms.
[Churchill was well aware of the dangers, as quoted in my blog All Hail the Lamb!. AND whilst writing, an excellent example of media proclivity to blame Israel arrived from CNN of today’s outrage on a synagogue as ‘Deadly attack on Jerusalem mosque’!! So much auto-brainwashing its overwhelmed what few ‘grey cells’ they possess…]
Had it not been for that faith’s founder using dishonesty to defeat his first opponents in reneging upon the treaty of Hudaybiya (628AD) – thereby showing the perpetual nature of jihad – his totalitarian religion would not have swept by the sword across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Compare this with the Ten Commandments the Almighty gave Moses for how Israelites are to live; eg., to be truthful and trustworthy, as required by not bearing false witness against one’s neighbour! (Exod 20:16)
Compare also with Jesus’ description of the devil as “a murderer from the beginning” and “a liar and the father of lies”! (John 8:44) Noteworthy for this discussion is the fact Jesus was chastising the Pharisees and scribes, which can be applied to mullahs and imams too because His rebuke concerned their non-acceptance of His identity and His relationship to God. (Read about it in this link to BibleGateway.)
But the Qur’an describes Allah as the best makar, ie the best deceiver or schemer!!(Suras 3:54, 8:30,10:21 per Ibrahim; also see in-depth discussion in Answering Islam)
Thus, anyone claiming the Holy God of the Jews and Christians is one and the same as Islam’s Meccan moon-god has been deceived and is utterly deluded!
3. As liberals whine about Israel ‘occupying’ Palestinian territory and the PA still does not recognise the right of Israel to exist but is to be removed, then the same ‘logic’ must be applied to Muslim claims. Second caliph Umar, companion to their founder, and his army invaded and occupied Jerusalem in 637AD. Therefore, Muslims don’t have any legitimate right to be there or to have built mosques on the platform. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander!
Dr Mike Evans writes only last week, “Palestinian leaders have issued a new demand to their allies in the liberal media—stop calling the Temple Mount the Temple Mount. The Palestinians are annoyed because of the unmistakable link to Israel’s heritage in the Holy City that remains in the name of the places…so they want to wish it away.”
This capacity for lying to themselves has also produced the stupid claims that Jesus was a Palestinian and thus not a Jew! Anyone with any intellect knows Palestine didn’t exist until the Romans trashed Jerusalem and dispersed nearly the entire population of Judea. The region was then named ‘Philistia’ after Israel’s old enemy, the Philistines.
Update (22/11) Read Ruthie Blum on ‘Temple Denial’, a term coined in 2007 by Dore Gold author of The Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West, the Future of the Holy City.
4. In the non-sectarian book that opened biblical prophecy to me in the mid-1980s,The Invisible Hand (see blog’s Welcome), Victor Dunstan makes the following remark:
“It is interesting to note that when Caliph Omar entered the city, Gibbon in his ‘Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ records:
“After signing the capitulation, he entered the city without fear or precaution; and courteously discoursed with the patriarch concerning its religious antiquities. Sophronius bowed before his new master and secretly muttered, in the words of Daniel, “The abomination of desolation is in the holy place”.
Recall Jesus’ warning about this,
“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains…” (Matthew 24:15 NKJV)
Read for yourself the requirements of this Dark Ages despotic document in Analysis of the Pact of Umah, courtesy of Wiki-Islam.
In preferring to kowtow to Muslim demands instead of those of their Lord and Saviour, and opportunities afforded by the liberation of Jerusalem, those church leaders have given affront to the men, women and babes martyred by maniacs in recent months.
Sowing and reaping comes to mind. The traditional super-cessionist stance of the Church replacing Israel in God’s favour together with centuries of anti-Semitism has brought about these leaders’ own subservience and spiritual captivity to a falsehood that claims superiority. How abject!
We also have to ask, where’s these Catholic/Orthodox leaders’ real faith? Apostle Paul’s prime point about Jesus Christ’s identity, the clear denial of which by these clerics in bowing the knee to 1,400 years of antichrist rule, implies they may have little faith,
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11 NKJV)
An unclear theology and lack of understanding the Word of God has probably led them to their unsound slavery. But in my humble opinion they’re in danger of committing, if not having committed, apostasy because what they speak from their authority could hinder others’ growth into fullness of faith. As the Lord warns disciples (Luke 17:1),
“It is impossible that no stumbling blocks should come, but woe to him through whom they come!”
Links for readers wanting specific information on Islam:
- Australian Anglican pastor Mark Durie blogs on issues related to Islam here – also see his post Three Choices and the Bitter Harvest of Denial: How dissimulation is fueling genocide in the Middle-East.
- Gates of Vienna: Taqiyya and Kitman in Washington DC translation of Fridays’ Muslim prayer service in the USA’s National Cathedral, and about its significance.
- Bill Warner’s Political Islam; see 14th Nov (HA!) on Sacred Deception – Taqiyya
- Comprehensive coverage/translation by the Middle-East Media Research Institute
- A solid source/repository of well-informed authors at The Middle-East Forum.