Fulfilled prophecy #3 – Revivals in the USA

Sphere of EnergyIn view of its content, it’s right that this two-part post covers the old and new years. Also, two bolts of ‘holy lightning’ struck from ‘across the Pond’ in addition to that posted here. That one was the Holy Spirit’s reaction within Nina upon hearing a song about Jesus Christ’s return to earth in glory. The other ‘strikes’ were interior responses to prophetic words about a coming revival in the USA!

Also as 2014 closes, the nature of my considering Revival in North America takes the year full circle!  2014’s first, personally written post introduced the concept of ‘Bridge Over The Pond’, where Holy Spirit inspires similar teaching in the UK and US churches with which we’re personally associated, followed by several posts on prophesying into Time based upon the previous year’s blogs on the power of prophetic decrees.

More about all that later. First we need to understand the meaning of ‘revival’ other than as personal revival, which is nevertheless of great importance to the individual. It’s not possible to do more than briefly overview this vast subject on a blog, so I quote a couple of sources:

Revival is…

An ‘ancient’ book recommended only this week by a local intercessor directly refers to a historic revival in America. Arthur Wallis opens his 1956 book In The Day of Thy Power by asking  ‘What Is Revival?’, from which I extract with emphasis added:

‘True revivals have ever been marked by powerful and often widespread outpourings of the Spirit. Many times the preaching had to cease because the hearers were prostrate, or because the voice of the preacher was drowned by cries for mercy. Who will deny that these were outpourings of the Spirit? …

‘David Brainerd recorded the beginning of the wonderful movement among the American Indians in 1745 thus: “The power of God seemed to descend upon the assembly ‘like a rushing mighty wind’ and with an astonishing energy bore down all before it. I stood amazed at the influence that seized the audience almost universally, and could compare it to nothing more aptly than the irresistible force of a mighty torrent. . . . Almost all persons of all ages were bowed down with concern together, and scarce one was able to withstand the shock of this surprising operation.”

‘Revival can never be explained in terms of activity, organization, meetings, personalities, preachings. These may or may not be involved in the work, but they do not and cannot account for the effects produced. Revival is essentially a manifestation of God; it has the stamp of Deity upon it, which even the unregenerate and uninitiated are quick to recognize. Revival must of necessity make an impact upon the community, and this is one means by which we may distinguish it from the more usual operations of the Holy Spirit…

His next chapters consider the distinctive features of Revival [see link at 1 below]. An  up-to-date scholarly analysis and summary of revivals and 25 key revivalists by John Peters offers, from across that spectrum, a succinct definition of the role of revival. In Great Revivalists [at 2] John quotes Dr Wesley Duewels:

“Revival days leave you with a profound realization of God’s greatness and transcendence and of your own unworthiness and dependence upon Him. [In this way] God accomplishes more in hours or days than usually results from years of faithful non-revival ministry. But revival is far more than evangelism. Man can evangelize; only God can give revival.”

Five aspects of the role of revival in particular are mentioned, that revival:

  1. demonstrates the power of God
  2. exemplifies the glory of God
  3. emphasises timeless truths about the Lord Jesus
  4. acts as a catalyst for the Church and its outreach
  5. means days of heaven on earth.

Revival prophesied in July 1994

Paul Keith DavisWhat we heard and learned this month about a coming revival reminded me of what an American teacher-prophet said earlier this year. In blogging about Paul Keith Davis remembers his friend Bob Jones I noted his references to the precision of Bob’s prophetic gifting, in particular:

  • Accurate prophecies about two revivals – Pensacola/Brownsville and The Bay of The Holy Spirit – as well as two hurricanes striking the same place (Mobile bay).

By 1994 they’d become friends and decided to convene a prophetic round-table with mutual friend Bobby Conner and others. Sixteen minutes into his eulogy Paul Keith reveals what happened when they all got together:

“In July 1994, I felt comfortable with Bob (ie. his constant anointing) and I said, “Bob, why don’t we have a prophetic round table in my condominium….let’s spend a weekend, a couple of days, seeking the Lord on what He would say?

“What came out of that meeting was to prophesy what became known as ‘The Brownsville Revival’…(he shows a photo taken that day in July 1994 – not this one here)…

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“Everyone began to come to the breakfast table and every single person there had a revelation that God was about to pour His Spirit out in Pensacola, Florida – each one had a little different variation but everyone had a part, everyone had a piece of the puzzle that God was about to do something in Pensacola Florida that just wasn’t going to be for Pensacola, it had more far-reaching implications.

“We didn’t call it ‘Brownsville’ because we didn’t know that it was going to be Brownsville – we just said, ‘Pensacola’! And the prophetic word was – and I wrote this on August 1st 1994, months before Brownsville happened on Father’s Day 1995 – but I wrote that:

‘This outpouring would be repentance – an outpouring of repentance – which would lead to righteousness, which would eventually become power-evangelism’that’s not yet fully accomplished…there were many aspects of that (eg.) we saw a prayer mountain coming to America, this was before we had what was known as ‘harp and bowl’ ministry, before the 24/7 intercession/house of prayer later began to be developed at IHOP in Kansas City, but we prophesied that God wanted to move a prayer mountain to America – it  symbolises continual prayer…there was something about a Charles Finney anointing…

Part of my revelation that morning was, that what was going to be poured out in Pensacola was going to move 50 miles to the west!

“Here I am even before the revival ever started, I was ready to move it to Alabama! – and that’s how far it was over into Mobile Bay!

“And sure enough, that happened some years later. There was a little outpouring of the Spirit called The Bay of The Holy Spirit Revival. John Kilpatrick – the pastor – tells me that one of his members got into his car at the Brownsville parking lot and drove to the parking lot of Daphne civic centre and when he turned into the parking lot it turned over to 50 miles!” So that word came to pass. (Emphases mine)

(A similar significant travelling distance of 212 miles happened regarding my starting this blog and my childhood home’s address.)

The Bay Revival


As a result of a Visitation of the Lord on Father’s Day 2010, Church of His Presence moved meetings from the civic centre in Daphne to the Mobile Convention Centre on the north-western corner of Mobile Bay. That happened on the last day of their Open Heavens Conference and the outpouring became known as The Bay of The Holy Spirit Revival, after the Bay’s original Spanish name 500 years ago (Wikipedia). Many healing miracles with powerful evangelism led to live media coverage and global recognition, as well as its name being shortened to ‘The Bay Revival’.

Meeting for some years in rented premises was very expensive and so Pastor Kilpatrick sought support for moving into new premises and a piece of virgin land was acquired on the eastern side of the bay. Then a new building got erected within a record 8 months!

Sea by Salvatore Vuono_edDuring one of the last meetings in Mobile, on 9th November, pastor John invited a speaker from the men’s breakfast to greet and briefly address the congregation.  It may have seemed like his own opinion but no, for he suddenly spoke under the unction of God and a lightning bolt hit my wife from ‘beyond the Pond’! . That is, Holy Spirit validated the following prophetic words:

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty and in this place anything can happen…I’m looking forward to what God is about to do on the eastern shore.

“You know, I believe that we’re about to experience the greatest move of God this area’s ever seen – I really do!

“Brownsville was good, Bay of the Holy Spirit would happen here – but I believe what’s about to take place over there (ie across the bay from Mobile) is going to rock this nation!

“I challenge the men to get ready.. to be in our place and be prepared for what’s about to take place, to be prepared for what’s about to happen!”

Upon hearing that, it occurred to me that entire bay symbolises a reservoir source to the holy river of God, as seen in a vision by the prophet Ezekiel coming from under His Throne out of the East Gate of the Temple:

Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side. (Ezekiel 47:1-2 NKJV)

The New Year’s first post considers how this may relate to a fresh revival as well as the matter of divine judgement upon the USA…>> click to continue reading >>

MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU IN EVERY WAY THROUGHOUT 2015

Sources:

  1. Arthur Wallis: ‘In The Day of Thy Power’, read brief biography & first 3 chapters here, or ‘look inside’ here.
  2. John Peters: ‘Great Revivalists’ (CWR 2008); see brief review here, CWR pdf extract ).
  3. WhiteDove Ministries, Remembering Bob Jones: A Journey in the Supernatural, (from 16:20 minutes)
  4. Church of His Presence, Leading on Empty Part 1 (from 1:13:00)

Credits:

  • ‘Sphere of Energy’ by Dan, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net
  • ‘Teamwork’ by Franky242, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net
  • ‘Sea’ (cropped) by Salvatore Vuono, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

Open heavens in Australia and elsewhere…

A few weeks ago I asked friends about signs of revival. Along with other reports, Revd Bill Smith sent the following update from evangelist Todd White. It covers indications of a global move of God.

His site Lifestyle Christianity states Todd was a drug addict and atheist for 22 years but in 2004 he was radically set free! “Redemption and righteousness are the foundation and the keys to the new creation reality that we are to live in and from. God opened Todd’s eyes to this truth and that Holy Spirit wants to flow through every believer everywhere we go, at work, school, grocery stores, malls, gas stations, everywhere. His true joy is being able to reproduce in people the simplicity of this reality, in a 24/7 kingdom lifestyle! This is for every believer! His heart is activating people into the simplicity of who they really are and destroying lies that hold people back from being who God created them to be. No one is excluded!” His homepage emphasises:

“Our mission statement of the gospel is to become love so that wherever we go, people want what we have!”

Now read Todd’s remarkable account of what happened in Australia, USA and en-route to/from Argentina:

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“Merry Christmas!! Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and rejoice with me as I continue to see the body of Christ awaken to who she is and walk out lifestyle Christianity.  I have seen amazing things happen these past couple of months.

“I had the privilege of speaking at the YWAM National Leadership Conference in Victoria, Australia. YWAM (Youth With A Mission) is an amazing organization that has already sent out 12 million people into the mission field since its inception. My speaking schedule was intense.  I preached eleven two-hour sessions in three and a half days.  I had leadership meetings with many different people from YWAM.  It was an explosive time of truth.  There were lots of tears, and lots of changed hearts.  My heart was to bring the active sharing of Jesus so that everywhere they went, they could take the supernatural gospel with them. I talked about identity and how we are an open heaven everywhere we go because Jesus opened the heavens. The heavens were opened to him because he obtained righteousness.  Now, we are an open heaven because “Jesus who knew no sin became sin so that we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

“So, YWAM had set up to go on outreaches to 37 cities following this conference.  During the conference, God did a sign and wonder in the sky over the first city of the outreach.  A cloud appeared over the city and in the midst of the cloud, there was a huge opening with a rainbow straight through the center of it.  It was a picture of an open heaven.

“People were freaking out over this cloud and the news media to this day cannot explain it!  We are truly an open heaven wherever we go!

“Then I went to speak at The Empowered Evangelism Conference in Frankston, Australia.  There were over 500 evangelists from all over Australia who attended the conference.  We trained in power evangelism and there were all kinds of testimonies of people being saved, healed, and delivered.  It was an amazing time of empowerment.  During one of the sessions, I was talking about how we are an open heaven and how God will cause it to rain and He will bless everything we do.  Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” It is the things in Deuteronomy 28 that will be added to you.  When someone fulfills righteousness, these are the blessings of obedience.  As believers, we step into Jesus’s obedience.  We step into right standing with God. So as I am sharing this message during the last night of the conference, something like raindrops start falling on me.  So, I moved to the right and then to the left.  I thought something may be leaking or maybe I was sweating.  I soon realized that it was neither.  It was literally raining inside the building as I was preaching on an open heaven and it was not raining outside.  It was raining over the pulpit and the stage.  We called people up for prayer  and then the rain became noticeable by the people. Many started rushing toward the stage to get rained on.  God created a sign and wonder to show that He wants it to rain.  It was very powerful.

“After Australia, I spoke at the North Carolina School of Power and Love. During the conference, I probably shared one of the clearest messages on righteousness that I have ever shared.  As I was pouring my heart out on righteousness, it started to rain inside the building again.  But this time it was dropping all over the sanctuary, not just upfront.  God wants us to be an open heaven every day no matter where we are or what we are doing.  I got to watch many people who would normally never step out, step out at this conference. It was so good!

“From there, I flew to Argentina to minister at a youth conference.  I spoke that night to 3000 youth.  There were many healings and miracles.  During one of the morning sessions, God told me to personally lay hands on every youth there. It was an incredible time of impartation and baptism of fire. He touched these youth so wonderfully.  It was beautiful!

“Before the conference, during my flight to Argentina, I was sharing my testimony and the love of God with many people including the flight attendants.  As we were starting our descent, I realized that there was one flight attendant that I had not yet talked to. So, I went up front to thank her for her service and I told her Jesus loved her.  She screamed loudly at me and told me not to preach to her. I told her I was not preaching to her and she screamed at me again.  I then went into the restroom to wash my hands and Holy Spirit told me to confront her.  I have never had a flight attendant react so angrily.  It has never happened.  So, I came out of the bathroom and into the galley and I looked at her and said, “You yelled at the wrong person today ma’am.” She replied, “Who do you think you are?”  I said, “I am a man that Jesus lives inside and the Holy Spirit is here.”  The other flight attendants were looking around as they were embarrassed by this attendants behavior, but she had a demon.  And so I looked at her and she started to cry and shake and tremble. Then she let out a shriek! The head flight attendant looked at me and said, “Sir,…  I am so sorry.”  I replied, “Sir, you don’t understand what is happening right now.”  I said, “I need to handle this right away.”  So I walked toward the lady and she fell into me.  We walked around the corner and stood in between the seat and the galley where there was a wall.  She kept saying, “ I need your help. I need your help right now.”  So I cast this demon out of her and Jesus came to make his home in her.  Right there….on the plane and in front of all the other flight attendants.  It was a very intense encounter as people who were on the plane were concerned because she was screaming.  But the demon had to leave and Jesus came and she is free. She had shared with me that she lost her father to cancer as a little girl and she had blamed God ever since.  She had turned her back on God and she had given this demon a home. So, the plane is getting ready to land and I had to rush back to my seat.  As I was deplaning, the head flight attendant kept apologizing for the actions of the lady flight attendant.  I told him that I did not want anyone written up.  I said to him, “You don’t understand what happened and I hope that one day I will get to tell you about it”.  I said, “things are different when demons leave.”  He just kind of looked at me and said, “Okay…you have a good day, sir.”

“My heart was grieved after this encounter because I really wanted to see this flight crew again and explain what had happened.  So I just said, “God, I need help.  I need to be able to pour my heart out and share with these flight attendants what happened.”  So, the conference ends and it is time to fly home.  As I step onto the plane, I immediately see the same flight crew!  God is awesome!  So, I was able to share with and speak to all the flight attendants. Then, during the flight, the head attendant came over to my seat and knelt down beside my chair.  He said, “ Sir, I need to talk to you. I’m really sorry.”  I replied, “Please don’t apologize anymore.”  He said, “No. Please hear me out.”  He proceeded to tell me that he is a Christian and that there are two things he does not talk about on planes.  One is politics and the other is religion.  He said he does that because he has a professional job.  I looked at him and I said, “Sir, I understand that you have a professional job….”  I continued, “ but having a professional job and seeing people go to hell and not caring about people’s eternity are two totally different things.”  The power of the gospel is our life and we have the reality of heaven inside of us. That woman had a demon and she had turned her back on God. Her eternity was at stake and she needed to be set free.  The head flight attendant shared that he was very convicted about where his life was compared to where my life was. What a powerful testimony.  This is the continuing message of my life.  We need to change the reality of people’s walk by the way we walk and lead as an example.  Every day can be just as powerful as the last if we just dare to live for Jesus full-time and become a person that has a lifestyle of Christianity!”

(Todd’s schedule shows a return visit to North Carolina early in the New Year followed by Australia, then several states in America as well as Germany, in January to March.)

God Is With Us

This blessed me on the morning it was published because I’d been contemplating Apostle John’s description of Jesus ‘in the Beginning’ at the opening of his first epistle and in his gospel account.

As He is...so are we

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And His Name shall be called Immanuel. God is with us!

The incarnation is the single most beautiful and inviting thing to have ever happened in all of history. That the God who we kept distant, broke through our preconceived notions and obliterated our false views of Himself. We denied Him access to ourselves yet came inviting us to Himself.

He came wrapped in humanity as a faithful High Priest. In order to present us spotless, blameless and without reproach. He wrapped Himself in what was our fall in order to raise us up together where we first came from. In Him was LIFE and that LIFE was the LIGHT of men. He came running like a Father of long lost sons. Running to embrace everything unembraceable. He came to restore back the DNA of our Father. He included us in His relationship with Father and Holy Spirit. He welcomed…

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A most blessed Christmas to every living soul

Christmas cardHave a ‘Mega-merry’ Christmas, as may be inferred from the OT Hebrew word ashar (Strong’s #833, as in Proverbs 31:28 on the virtuous wife), meaning

‘happy, blessed, prosperous, successful, from original root ‘be straight, upright’.’

Better still is New Testament Greek’s makarios (Strong’s #3107), which means

‘from root mak, indicating large, or of long durationhappy, supremely blessed, a condition in which congratulations are in order. It is a grace word that expresses the special joys and satisfaction granted the person who experiences salvation.’

This ‘Blessed’ is used in The Beatitudes, or the Sermon on the Mount, as recorded in Matthew 5. (From NKJV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Exec ed. Dr Jack Hayford)

May it be an especially blessed night of spiritual silence and insight for everyone.

The Austrian carol Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht is one of my old favourites. First played on this day in 1818 near Salzburg, my father heard it during his long stay in Stalag IIIA. (He liked the look of Austria as seen whilst being conveyed en-route as a captive from the Battle for Crete in 1941. So we holidayed in the Tyrol in 1950-60s.)

This Celtic version with superb voice and violin is sublime…

Prophecies about the birth of Jesus Christ

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Thanks again to Acorn Christian Healing Foundation for including these prophecies in an excellent Advent Quiet Day led by Revd Elizabeth Knifton. They are offered for everyone’s edification. (Copyright unknown.)

May the Lord bless you with personal revelation of His Living Word.

Dr Sharon Stone: Word of the Lord for 2015 and the New Season

[UPDATE: Christian International has today released the following as the official version of what Sharon delivered. Her full exposition with the finer details should be heard. It is AVAILABLE ONLY UNTIL 11th JANUARY on PropheticVoice.tv as a ‘Must See’ item. ]

I’m grateful to the Lord for these dreams and their interpretation, and prophetic words brought by Sharon. Also to Michael Marcel for sending me his transcript, to which I’ve indented scriptures for ease of reference, as I was unable to attend the conference. He writes,

“I believe this is a very important word and very exciting. She plans to teach on (5) below during her Monthly Mentoring days. I think she describes where many of us are trying to be or indeed are already.”

2015 WORD OF THE LORD, Dr Sharon Stone

Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah 9:7

The news around us each day reminds us that we are surrounded by:

  • Global crisis
  • Economic instability
  • Onslaughts against our religious freedom.

So as we prophetically look into this next season, Heaven’s advance continues toward an eternal goal, with God’s government and peace increasing.

Last month I had three dreams related to the new season we are entering into:

1. First dream

Rev Dr Sharon Stone, courtesy CIEI was touring a small beautiful ship. This yacht was finished to very high standards. I was impressed. Then my view was drawn back. I saw there were many diverse boats, but they were sitting upon rocks and sand without water underneath them. The fact there was no water did not seem to be noticed by those on the boats.

  • The water representing the Holy Spirit (The presence of God).
  • The boats representing Jesus’ church in the earth.

I understood there is a focus of God upon us individually and corporately concerning our inability to understand the hosting of His presence.

Jesus did everything on earth as a man not God, yet He is eternally God (God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit). The Holy Spirit (the presence of God) came upon Jesus during His baptism, but Jesus set His capacity aside and said:

“The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.” John 5:19

Jesus was able to model the character of the Father and reveal the will of God on earth. He emptied Himself and demonstrated what life would look like without sin. Because Jesus did it as a man, we can no longer be satisfied to stay where we are. We are compelled to pursue the example Jesus gave, whilst knowing we will always need a Saviour, Deliverer and Redeemer.

Somewhere in church history, the church started gathering around a sermon. The Bible tells us Israel encamped around the presence of the God. God is bringing us to the place where we will live conscious of God’s presence with us. This will enable us to release His presence to society around us.

Back to the dream of the boats without water. The Lord is releasing forerunners and prophets of:

  • The spiritual rains
  • The spiritual floodings
  • The turning of the spiritual tides

These forerunners are a people that know what it means to manifest the presence of God. There has always been a remnant, an unofficial band of men and women as spoken of in Matthew.

“From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.” Matthew 11:12

They recognize an urgency of the hour, so they press into the depths of God and are consumed with a passion for the Lord. We will see a greater increase of those who are thirsty for God presence, willing to pay a price in order to see the manifestation of God’s presence and power in the world. We will see and hear of extraordinary, special and unusual miracles spoken of in Acts.

“And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul”. Acts 19:11

2. Second Dream

This related to the new season we are entering into.

I saw a thatched cottage. It was cosy, comfortable with grass as the roof instead of tiles. As I gazed upon this thatched house I kept thinking the grass belongs on the ground not the roof. I understood what was our ceiling in the last season is now our floor in this season.

This can be a “Turnaround Year” for you:

  • There will be a Re-establishing
  • We will be Resetting
  • We are going to Recalibrate the way we do things
  • There’s a Rediscovering of how to advance God’s kingdom on the earth

In the economy, it is an important time to put our affairs/debts in order. The economy of Europe is going to be shaken again in order to be reset and recalibrated.

3. Third Dream

This also related to the new season we are entering into:

I saw a truck/lorry driving into a drought area to unload its cargo. As the gate was lifted a great and glorious lion bounded out of the back of the truck. It was like documentaries I had seen, where animals were relocated from drought areas to sustainable areas, but this was in reverse.

  • The lion represented Jesus the Lion of Judah
  • The drought represented draught areas in our lives

Jesus is bounding into our areas of drought bringing hope.

Today, Prophets are prophesying to the dry bones of the church, as Ezekiel prophesied to the slain army.

“Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army

(Note) 11.…Israel says; ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost… “ Ezekiel 37:9-11

Verse 11 shows the reason Ezekiel needed to prophesy; “our hope is lost.”

There are “Architects of Hope” now arising and releasing:

  • Fresh dreams
  • Fresh vision

God is asking us “Can we believe again?”

The graveyard should no longer be the place where the majority of dreams end up. Buried desires will receive a Resurrection of Hope.

4. Turnaround Season of Reverses and Versus.

a) The Fear of the Lord vs. The Fear of Exposure

God has begun and will continue to deal with any uncleanness, unrighteousness, and injustice in us and in society. There will be exposures of that which remains undealt with and hidden.

Exposure is not the aim of this season but the outcome of the rising of the river of God’s presence. And it will bring with it the Fear of the Lord.

God’s grace will provide the enabling we need to cultivate a new level of holiness and righteousness in our lives.

b) Imprinting vs. Indoctrination

Imprint: A learning process in early life whereby patterns of behaviour are established.

“Jesus is the sole expression of the glory of God and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature…” Hebrews 1:3 AMP

Jesus is the perfect imprint of God. What is important in our life is growing into the likeness and image of Jesus Christ.

Indoctrination: Teaching someone to accept doctrines uncritically or unbiased.

This also contains a warning about deception, as we need to study to show ourselves approved.

Then I saw God the Father position Himself as the father of the prodigal son waiting in expectation. God spoke and said He was expecting the Prodigal Gospel to return. I sensed this was a gospel that offers all the good things about our inheritance in Christ the blessings, healings, deliverances, grace, forgiveness, mercy but it is a gospel without cost, a gospel understood from a benefit entitlement mentality. Our identity, beliefs and behaviour must be established by an imprinting of Jesus. The image of Jesus in our lives must be our goal.

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children,” Ephesians 5:1

c) Kingdom Entertainment and a Media Resistance Army vs. The Corruption of Family Films and Fear Monger Media

God is speaking about news and movies. Hollywood is responding to biblical films. Kingdom films are going to be financially valuable. Many young creative David’s will bring down entertainment Goliaths.

This is a season of Film and Underground movements. New underground bloggers will rise up as a resistance army. Underground media will be Whistle Blowers, where there has been the “Good Old Boys Club” of agreed silence.

The most impactful revelation I saw was:

5. The Army of the Lord is being released.

I had a vision of a living room in the 1940’s with the family seated around the radio, and I heard Winton Churchill speaking into a war season.

God needs a people of power, authority and authorisation, who can tell the devil as Jesus did; “You have no part in me”. Those who can deal with the Confrontation of the Ages.

These are the Third Level of Overcomers

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” Revelation 12:11-12

The devil is angry and demons that have been on reserve are being released to the earth. The demonic world is ruled by violence and control. The higher demons sit on their thrones ordering the minor demons to do their bidding. During these last days (however long that might be) the higher power demons that have been saved for the last days will be our giants to confront.

When Joshua and Israel crossed over into the Promised Land they entered a military campaign. They had to fight the giants for their territory. Symbolically we have crossed over. We are at our Jericho and Ai. At Jericho it took a miracle and strategy to breakthrough. At Ai the people partnered with God’s holiness and judgment. We are entering this Army of the Lord Movement for our territories and nations.

We are the God’s part of Joel’s Army. An army that never existed before and never will again. Like the two witnesses of Revelation we will operate in unlimited faith, grace and power without measure.

This army will have a volunteer spirit as stated in Psalms.

“Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power.” Psalms 110:3

God is going to make being a part of this army attractive. His people will be willing. So we can see that God is going to deal with our fear of spiritual warfare. Remember after Ai, after Achan was judged, no more soldiers were lost.

The main purpose of an army is to protect or take territory. During this Kingdom establishing movement “forceful men” are going to take hold of their territory.

The problem is that most of the church are civilians not army personnel, and we only see God as love, which He is. As army personnel we will be subject to training, authority over us. Remember we were bought with a price, we are not our own.

“…and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price.” 1 Corinthinians 6:19-20

As Generals we will need to teach and train others the principals of success and warfare, realising what it says in Romans.

“And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.” Romans 16:20

6. We will see “Convergence” as never before.

It will look like coalition of movements, people and leaders coming together.

We will see points of convergence even in the Seven Mountains.

  • Religion
  • Business/Finances
  • Arts/Entertainment
  • Government
  • Family
  • Media
  • Education

Which will also bring merging agendas. We need to look for these points of convergence.

Notes:

  1. See PropheticVoiceTV to watch Sharon delivering the above prophetic words.
  2. Readers unfamiliar with Christian prophecy will find this Introduction useful.

Holy lightning beyond ‘The Pond’ strikes in the UK!

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Sea by Salvatore Vuono, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

The ‘bolt’ struck in our lounge Sunday afternoon before last and hit my wife!  Not real atmospheric lightning but, nonetheless, the effects are electrical. It’s happened not a few times whilst live streaming to a morning’s service in Alabama. (It was 7th December 2014.)

Nina’s face contorted and emitted an indistinct sound as she squirmed in her seat. Eyes staring wide, eyebrows mid-forehead, electricity pulsed up and down from head to toe and back. It was caused by what was going on a quarter the way around the world southwest from us – on the Gulf of Mexico’s north coast!

Lindell_CooleyIt was the final night of Dedication Weekend for Church of His Presence moving into a brand new building by Daphne, Alabama. Reinhard Bonnke had opened the first night with being interviewed by pastor Kirkpatrick on how he was led into his evangelistic outreach (over 73 million souls saved) by Holy Spirit’s power healing the totally blind – incredible!

Eighteen minutes into Sunday’s worship Lindell Cooley burst into a song new to us, but which became popular when he led praise at the Brownsville Revival,

He has fire in His eyes,

A sword in His hand,

(And He’s still riding a white horse –

Fifteen years later He’s still going across this land).

There’s fire in His eyes,

A sword in His hand,

He’s riding a white horse across this land.

He’s calling out to you and me,

“Will you ride with Me?”

Fiery Eye (R)Fiery Eye (L)At this, Nina started to burn – and continued burning! Join in at 18:30 on this video link. At 1hr59 Lindell tells of the glory of God coming upon that song. Five minutes later he speaks and declares under a strong unction the importance of Ephesians 3:10 for the Church moving into the new season:

10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,

Alternatively, hear Lindell as a younger psalmist here:

Or play his fiery version with Band of Brothers Bootcamp’s movie clip!

Maybe you question Nina’s reaction? Let me explain. Since being born-again 25 years ago on 1st of this month, she’s been blessed with the Holy Spirit’s gift of discernment!  Thus, she’s able to tell instantly whether anywhere or anyone has an unclean spiritual influence. This gifting has proven very useful for prayer-ministry – and when visiting Toronto Airport Church, in view of claims that manifestations there were demonic and nothing to do with God.

Also, in Nina’s growing closer to the Lord and leading a Spirit-led life, this sensitivity to Holy Spirit’s prompting has only heightened, as demonstrated above.

Thus, when someone speaks or sings under Holy Spirit’s anointing then His presence within her reacts noticeably, as with this song. It is unmistakably clear acceptance and endorsement of the Godly nature of what’s conveyed. (This assists an understanding of the power of prophetic decrees – see Mentoring Day part 2: Britain at a cross-roads).

Worship under the stars with Lindell

cruise0129Silkily gliding under the stars in the cool of an early Caribbean evening, delegates with Toronto’s ‘Catch The Wave’ conference at sea headed to the ship’s swimming pool nestled below restaurants. But it was planked over – musical kit and our musician/vocalists Kelley Warren and Lindell Cooley were warming up!

2nd March 2006, an unforgettable evening worshiping God under the heavens as we sailed in the dark towards Cuba en-route from Jamaica to the Bahamas. My attempt at short video capture completely fails to do it justice, but the psalmist’s ‘King of Glory’ praise left an indelible mark in my soul.

It got fired up a couple of years later upon hearing Roy Fields play it in Florida and then here in England. Even now, the fire burns deeply whenever I hear King of Glory.

Your face outshines the brightest sun,

Jesus, You’re glorious, You are so glorious,

With eyes that blaze like burning fire, 

Jesus, You’re glorious, You are so glorious.

King of Glory,

Have Your glory,

King of Glory,

Have Your glory,

King of Glory,

Have Your glory,

King of Glory,

Have Your glory...

Be blessed listening to it distraction-free with Jesus Culture…

[Image ‘Sea’ (cropped) by Salvatore Vuono, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net]

Start 2015 Right with Glasgow Prophetic Centre

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Start 2015This will be a pivotal time to receive new levels of encounter with our God, new levels of His Kingdom and to truly enable you to get the year off to the best possible start. Expect transformation, expect personal revolution, expect re-alignment – this is one that you will not want to miss!

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Prince Charles – defender of persecuted Christians

Perhaps our heir to the Crown is on the point of – or has had – a Damascus Road experience and starting to see, or about to meet, the true Light of the World?

Prince of Wales_2713228b Credit Chris Jackson_GettyAs heir to his mother Queen Elizabeth’s throne and title of ‘Defender Of The Faith’ (ie. the Protestant, Anglican version) Charles has expressed his wish some years ago to be ‘Defender of Faith’. His deep admiration of Islam led to speculation since 1997; Is Prince Charles a convert to Islam? (as summarised and updated over 2003-13 by Daniel Pipes).

Last December, however, as noted by leading blogger ‘Cranmer’ he sensibly corrected the government’s Muslim minister for Faith (who resigned in August):

‘While the Government’s Minister for Faith and Communities Baroness Warsi insists that the persecution and eradication of Christians in the Middle East has absolutely nothing to do with Islam, the Prince of Wales has exposed the lie’ (continue reading)

This week Prince Charles must really be hacked off with Islamist hatred, as evident when addressing the Chaldean Church in England, as ‘His Grace’ reports in Charles – defender of the persecuted faith, (emphases added RB)

‘…It was a speech of empathy, grace and humanity. His mind is clearly troubled; his heart is with the “unbearable suffering” and “indescribable agony” of Iraq’s Christians – a church which can trace its origins back to the ministry of Thomas the Apostle. Their eradication is “beyond belief”, the Prince said. For one who has dedicated his life to the cause of peace and to a greater understanding between people of faith, the intolerance of the Islamist creed is beyond comprehension.

“It is utterly inconceivable that a person of one faith could find it in themselves to persecute a person of another faith,” he said.

“Surely to do so brings nothing but dishonour on the faith of the persecutor?” And then he took the theme of the Apostle Paul in his speech at the Areopagus:.

“It seems to me that all faiths to some extent shine a light on the divine image in every human life. If that is so, then surely to destroy another human being is to desecrate the image of the Divine, and to do so in the name of faith is nothing less than a blasphemy?

“As these truly dreadful images of executions and beheadings are transmitted around the world via the Internet I cannot help but feel that we are in serious danger, in this so-called modern age, of descending into the dark ages of public executions.”

Cranmer continues, ‘Man is made in the image of God, and God is love. To kill another human being is to destroy what God has created; to kill in His name is nothing short of blasphemy. The Prince of Wales is not ignorant about the God he worships, who desires a living relationship with all those who would follow Him. Nor is he blind to the malignant doctrine of those who worship the pernicious god of Jihad: it is an idol of death and destruction, spreading its bitter creed through the modern media. St Paul spoke against the idols of gold and silver: Prince Charles faces down those who idolise terror, brutality and bloodshed.’

It’s most interesting that Charles proceeds to refer to Saint Paul’s life of persecution. May we hope that he’s woken up to the deep difference between our faith in the real living God who saved us from our sins and whom we can know personally, and another that denies salvation through the Cross of Christ only, and His holy nature.

Do take the time to read Cranmer’s excellent summary and commentary upon the Prince’s speech.

[Photo credit Chris Jackson/Getty Images]

What did Jesus foretell about the First World War?

free_israel_photos_jerusalem_davids_tower_240Ninety seven years ago this morning, 9th December 1917, the British army encamped outside Jerusalem awoke to find the enemy troops had silently retreated from the city overnight. So, there were no longer any  occupying Turks, or their German allies, in possession of the city to prevent its surrender by the mayor on the 10th December.

That is the significant historical occasion I referred to when quizzing readers in Blog’s 3rd birthday on which military event during the First World War has a direct connection to one of the prophecies spoken by Jesus Christ?.

Congratulations to Andrew Chapman for submitting the correct answer, which deserves to be quoted in full:

“I think you must be thinking of the liberation of Jerusalem by British and Allied military forces in December 1917. It would seem to be connected to the liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem in 1967, which is perhaps the fulfillment of Luke 21.24: ‘And Jerusalem will be being trampled by nations, until times of nations are fulfilled’.

“The circumstances of Allenby’s victory have been seen as a fulfillment of Isaiah 31.5: ‘Like birds flying about, So will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem. Defending, He will also deliver it; Passing over He will preserve it.’

“It is said that on December 8th, Isaiah 31 was appointed to be read in the Anglican churches worldwide, and that on the 9th Allenby flew planes over Jerusalem, dropping leaflets calling (successfully) for surrender.

“Grattan Guinness had remarkable success in predicting the time of the ending of Gentile control over Jerusalem. In Light for the Last Days, I think it was, he named 1917 as a key year (although later he revised the date by a year or two).”

We will consider the finer details relating to Jesus’ words, scripture and timing in another post but in the meantime, well done Andrew!

Further reading:

The Tower of David photograph courtesy of FreeIsraelPhotos.com

Prophetically relevant gov’t news from the UK and USA

Last week, apparently unrelated events involving Prime Minister David Cameron and President Obama could show an out-working of prophecies about accelerating events. Although being mutually exclusive, the effects of these events have global ramifications.

We’ll look at those words first and then the events, then their common denominator and the relevance of those contemporary, as well as of ancient, prophecies to the events.

So first, carefully consider what Neville Johnson brought in August for this new Hebraic year:

The issue of sowing and reaping is becoming critical. Everything is speeding up. The process of sowing and reaping is being shortened over recent times. Scary because we don’t always sow the right things, and it’s coming back quicker!” (See Urgent prophetic words about a cut-off date in God’s timeline, point 3)

Secondly, in March John Kilpatrick brought:

“In the season that we’re entering into the Lord says, “I’m going to cut things short”…listen carefully, we don’t realise how fast God’s going to speed things up and expedite things!” (See A season of ‘suddenlies’ AND a shifting)

Now the events:

1. Cameron v. BBC

Cameron - credit The CommentatorPM Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer Osborne took serious objection to the Blatantly Biased Corporation’s lack of objectivity and consequential political interference in reporting the budgetary Autumn Statement. The Telegraph editorial of 5th December opens with the assumption that, given its obligation as national public service broadcaster, the BBC’s obligation is to be balanced. Going into depth and referring to other instances, the editor remarks,

Anyone who retorts that they were irritated by just one report needs to view it in the wider context of BBC bias.

Read How a 3-min dawn broadcast generated a full-blown clash between the Beeb and Number 10, with fuller background at Under siege the ‘biased’ BBC fights for its life – but that’s nothing! There’s also the huge raft of issues monitored by BBC Watch, as in their latest on BBC’s Arab-Israel conflict obsession distorts history.

Regular readers are aware of many instances of pointing out the BBC’s unethical and unprofessional deep-seated prejudice that makes its reporting totally unreliable – even seeming to support terrorism (BBC tag refers)!

Hopefully, the reaction by the government’s Tories will severely shake the BBC and delay the renewal of its Charter, and even scrap the totalitarian levy of its annual licence fee.

2. Obama v. Netanyahu

In its exclusive report on Thursday DebkaFile reported Obama set on obstructing Netanyahu’s re-election. This report begins,

obama-netanyahu4‘President Barack Obama and his White House National Security team headed by Susan Rice have decided to seize on the political crisis besetting the Israeli government and the upcoming general election on March 17 for action to bar Binyamin Netanyahu’s re-election to a fourth term as prime minister…

‘This White House campaign would be accompanied by leaks from Washington for putting Netanyahu and his policies in a derogatory light…some senior sources in the US capital confided to DebkaFile that administration joy over political developments in Israel could quickly prove premature – either in view of another round of violence overtaking the Middle East, or by once again misreading Israel’s political map before stepping in and so failing in its object..’.

In my opinion interference in the internal political process of another nation, especially a democratic ally, is unconscionable. Obama’s well-known disdain for Bibi Netanyahu is poisoning Israeli politics. Clinton did the same during Netanyahu’s first term as PM – and we know the humiliating impeachment he suffered! Therefore, the US may now be in for some surprises in the next few months.

UPDATE 9/12: Washington Beacon – Congress demands Obama explain rumoured sanctions against Israel.

3. Common Denominator

The underlying common denominator in both instances is God’s plans and purposes for His covenantal people, the Jews and the land He designated for their homeland. In their unabashed hostility to them the BBC and President Obama have chosen to go against the One who is not to be mocked.

Also, let’s not overlook an early revelation about the Day of the Lord, as delivered by the prophet Obadiah:

“For the day of the LORD upon all the nations is near; As you have done (to Israel) it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall be upon your own head”. (Obadiah 15 NKJV, emphasis added)

Perhaps pay-back time for the ‘Beeb’ and ‘Potus’ is rapidly approaching? News of other developments suggests that may not be wishful thinking…

THIS WEEK

In a more detailed analysis of several developments DebkaFile refers to a meeting of 6 Gulf Cooperation Council rulers scheduled for this week in Doha. It bears the hallmarks of extensive yet quiet cooperation between Israel and key Arab leaders and the report reveals,

‘Its agenda is topped by moves to finally unravel the 2010 Arab Spring policy championed by US President Barack Obama…The Doha summit is designed to crown a historic effort led by Saudi King Abdullah…to undo the effects of the Obama administration’s support for elements dedicated to the removal of conservative Arab rulers, such as (by the Muslim) Brotherhood. They have found a key ally in this drive in Israel’s PM Netanyahu…’

The report also makes claims for the PM’s rare achievement of close coordination with the most important Arab leaders, as follows:

  • allowing Egypt to deploy 13 battalions in demilitarized Sinai to combat terrorists,
  • diplomatic operation instrumental in obstructing US-Iran deal on nuclear weapons,
  • Jordan’s replacement of Islamist security guards on the sensitive Temple Mount,
  • Saudi and Gulf funding to Palestinian areas of Jerusalem defused recent rioting,
  • Egypt and Gulf have influenced PA’s Abbas to reduce his incitement and invective,
  • because these Arab leaders are marginalizing the Palestine issue, Hamas leader Meshaal tried re-igniting violence in Jerusalem but he went unheeded!

So the report concludes,

‘Netanyahu may or may not opt to brandish Israel’s breakthrough to the Arab world as campaign fodder to boost his run for re-election. Whatever he decides, the rulers of Saudi Arabia, the Arab emirates and Egypt have turned out to have acquired an interest in maintaining him in office as head of the Israeli government, in direct opposition to President Obama’s ambition to unseat him.’

The heart of these issues lies in Obama’s Cairo speech and later betrayal of Egypt’s president Mubarak by elevating the Muslim Brotherhood, encouraging its revolution and allowing infiltration into the USA. (Walid Shoebat, ex-Palestinian extremist with many contacts in the Middle East, reports Obama’s half-brother is influential in the MB.) Saudi Arabia took grave exception to Potus’ several actions, as noted in my correspondence on those events.

So maybe it’s time to even the score? What fascinating times we’re living in!

Let’s keep watching…

Further reading:

  1. Debka: Netanyahu’s epic understandings with Egyptian, Saudi and UAE rulers…
  2. Joel Rosenberg: If the Obama team are this hostile to Israel before the elections…
  3. Franklin Graham: America is waging ‘War on Christmas’ and ‘War on Christ’ over the ‘hatred of Christian ‘culture’…
  4. Richard’s Watch 18 May ’09: Today’s Importance in History
  5. Richard’s Watch 10 June ’09: Obama’s Cairo Speech
  6. Richard’s Watch 2 July ’09: Middle-East Update July 2009
  7. Richard’s Watch 10 Feb ’11: Deep US-Saudi Rift Emerges

Fulfilled prophecies #2 – diversity and Islam in the UK

News of 22 years-old dream & prophetic words of last 2 months being fulfilled

Western EuropeWith this year’s huge increase in persecution and atrocities committed by Muslims against Christians, I’d often wondered if my dramatic dream about the fall of Islam that stunned me in early 1992 would actually materialise. But I thought the violence would defeat its purpose because ordinary, moderate Muslims should be disgusted and appalled by what’s being done in the name of their religion. Also, because it all portrays the reality of its founder’s purpose.

Thus, its adherents would become so disillusioned they would seek radical change, as  happened for Communism (which was my understanding of the dream). So I concluded it may happen sometime soon. I now learn that’s indeed happening, as recounted in the following Comments Paper from Dr Clifford Hill.

Dr Hill also authenticates some of the content of the prophetic words brought in the last few weeks by Cindy Jacobs and Heidi Baker, namely:

“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”. (Cindy Jacobs)

“…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…” (Heidi Baker)

CHRISTMAS HARVEST

C Hill 163835On Advent Sunday this year M and I had the great joy of going back to the East End of London. We were speaking at the morning service of a Church just a few hundred yards from the street where we lived and raised our three children back in the 1970s. But how different it is today from the time we lived there! There are very few local white people in the area around our old house and more than half of those who live there now are Asian Muslims.

Looking Back
We were glad to see that the congregation approaching some 200 in the church reflects the local population among whom there were no more than about 10 or 12 local white people. They represented every region of the world with the worship leaders being a mixture of African, Caribbean and Asian. When we lived there we saw the first handful of Asians arrive and now they are in the majority and their culture dominates the High Street. We remembered appointing the first member of our team to take responsibility for work among the Asians and we used to say that the ‘Overseas Mission Field’ had become the ‘Home Mission Field’.

Embracing Change
We had a vision in those days of Christians not only welcoming the newcomers but sharing their faith and leading them to know Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Of course, we had no idea that the number of incomers would be so large and so rapid that in 40 years it would be hard to find a local white family living in our neighbourhood. But the church where we were speaking has not only survived the changing population, but embraced it by becoming a fully multi-ethnic congregation. They have committed Christians in each of the ethnic groups who are evangelising among their own people.

Who Are True Muslims?
Throughout the past year we have been speaking at meetings all over the country with a basic message about the great shaking of the nations that is now taking place. The message we took to Newham was that God is now shaking Islam. The shaking began with the Arab Spring in Egypt and other countries of North Africa and the Middle East. But the rise of the Islamic State in Syria and Northern Iraq has produced a level of atrocities that has shocked the civilised world and rocked the confidence of Islamic leaders and millions of ordinary Muslims. It is the claim of the ISIS fighters to be the true followers of Muhammad in pursuing their policy of violent conquest and coercion that has shaken ordinary Muslims who think that Islam is a religion of peace.

Visions of Jesus
Advent is the season of light and life and liberation. The message that God is turning the light upon Islam was received with great joy. We related reports of hundreds of Muslims in Egypt and many other countries having revelations of Jesus at the same time as they hear terrible reports of atrocities from the Islamic State which are causing them to question the spirit behind Islam.

Muslim Harvest
Many of the church were able to confirm that their friends and neighbours in East London are beginning to question their faith and are open to Christians telling them about Jesus. A number in the congregation used to be Muslims before giving their lives to Christ. Together we rejoiced that the ‘Muslim Harvest’ has begun and the church was making preparations for using the Christmas season to reach out to the Muslim population to tell them the true story of Jesus coming into the world to reconcile sinful human beings to God our Loving Father. For the Christians in East London Christmas has become the season of Harvest – Harvest for the Kingdom!