Simon Braker: UK moves into time of encountering the Lord and harvest…

On 12th August Simon Braker noted the following on the Facebook page of School of the Prophetic Leicester. His reference to numbers 7 and 8 is particularly interesting as I’ve mulled over them for some months.: 

In recent days I’ve found the Lord putting a strong sense of press in my Spirit to be pressing after him and that as a nation we have entered into our time of encountering him and harvest.

I have just got home from chosen camp with our dear friends Rod and Julie Anderson, I was woken up twice by a visitation of the Holy Spirit coming upon me very early on 7th of the 8th, I felt there was a prophetic word in it but it’s not until now that I’ve understood it.

7 is the number of fullness 8 the number of new beginnings.

Matthew 7:8 states – Because everyone who keeps asking will receive, and the person who keeps searching will find, and the person who keeps knocking will have the door opened.

I believe we have stepped into a season where doors have opened the seeking will find and those who have been asking will see answers.

I felt the Lord highlighting.:

Luke 5:4 When he had finished speaking, he told Simon, “Push out into deep water, and lower your nets for a catch.”
Luke 5:5 Simon answered, “Master, we have worked hard all night and caught nothing. But if you say so, I’ll lower the nets.”
Luke 5:6 After the men had done this, they caught so many fish that the nets began to tear.
Luke 5:7 So they signalled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. They came and filled both boats until the boats began to sink.

These men were professional fishermen they knew what they were doing, yet there was no catch, they had been working all night but seen no fruit, but now the season shifts for them, it’s the same net, the same lake the same men and the same boat, yet what had been fruitless now becomes fruitful, unity comes about as a result of the abundant harvest not to get harvest but because of it, the presence of Jesus in the boat shifts their efforts into overdrive as they push out into the deep with him they see harvest with him this highlights the following about this new season we have come into.:

1) a season to push out into the deep waters with Jesus, a time to push out deeper into intimacy with him where we become increasingly sensitive to his voice

2) At the same time as we push in in prayer and worship we must also push out in signs and wonders for the harvest and set to work again in our great commission mandate

3) This next season of harvest will be of such a scale that the church must unite its efforts or the nets will split and the harvest lost

4) Luke 5:10 and so were James and John, Zebedee’s sons and Simon’s partners. Then Jesus told Simon, “Stop being afraid. From now on you will be catching people.”
In this new season the spirit of fear will break off his church and a new courage will up in the going, I felt strongly that it’s only in the going that this courage will come.

A September to remember? – John Kilpatrick LIVE

A reminder about LIVE streaming tonight (Americas), middle of the night (Europe, Africa, Mid-East) or tomorrow morning (Far East, Oz & NZ). Check for global time differences using Time Zone MapWatch Revd John Kilpatrick live as he presents a topical message, Could this be a September to remember? at 7pm Central Daylight Time, USA.

For UK viewing – 7.00pm CDT tonight is 1.00 am tomorrow morning (BST).

UPDATE: John spoke for 130 minutes and his message is concisely summarised in this video:

My ‘take’ on Iran vs. Israel

Detail from Eagle-eyed by John Mark Long: www.propheticartists.comIn case you may be unaware of updates to my covering remarks on Joel Rosenberg’s Iran performing its own nuclear inspections, I will briefly relate what happened. Then we’ll get to the real heart of this issue, which I’ve kept an eye on for 30 years. Kindly bear with me…

“Sheer, utter folly!” was my reaction to the eventual news of the nuclear ‘fix’ or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the P5+1 (the 5 permanent members of UN Security Council; USA, Russia, Britain, France, China plus Germany) and the EU. The strength of my reaction arose from knowing the Iranian regime’s freely admitted and never rescinded ultimate goal – the downfall and removal of the state of Israel. (See for example, Cranmer’s Iran Nuclear Deal: Obama is Fulfilling Shia ‘End Times’ Prophecy.)

Public’s Positive Attitude

The re-blog attracted informed contributions from a blogger who drew attention to an issue over the source behind the original Associated Press (AP) report. This revealed the fuss was over Iranians already cleaning up a well-known but long-disused site and  journalists’ lack of expertise in appreciating technical complexities. (See AP’s controversial and badly flawed Iran inspection story explained.)

The informative comments on the thread are welcomed and I’d encourage you to take a couple of minutes to check them out, as well as to see the brief video summarising the deal.

Next, I introduced MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute) reports on Critical Points to Consider in Understanding the Iranian Nuclear Deal as well as Senior Iran Officials Disclose Confidential Details…

My contributor pointed out MEMRI isn’t a neutral observer and suggested reading about ordinary Iranian’s perceptions of Westerners, as reported in his site The Other Iran. (For example, see Iran’s exceptional reaction to 9/11 attacks.)

Throughout all consideration and discussions we cannot overlook the fact that There’s a Higher Plan at Work…, as Elam Ministries remind us. Their mission is to strengthen and expand Christianity within and beyond Iran. Like Hormoz Shariat’s Iran Alive Ministry, a great deal of teaching and evangelism goes direct to Iranian homes by satellite.

Regime’s Negative Doctrine

1) Then came next day’s news from the semi-official Fars News Agency reporting senior Iranian aide Hossein Sheikholeslam (parliamentary speaker’s Advisor for International Affairs) as saying – Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan.”  (Emphasis RB.)

This came in response to Foreign Secretary Hammond’s remarks upon re-opening the British embassy in Tehran on Sunday following years of strained relations between the two countries. FNA stated,

“Hammond claimed in an interview with the British media that the current Iranian government had displayed a more nuanced approach than its predecessor to a long-running conflict with Israel. Also, on Hammond’s remarks in a meeting with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in Tehran on Monday that the past hostilities should be forgotten, Sheikholeslam said Tehran will never forget the past and Britain’s colonialist moves.”

2) Last month Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei published a new book called Palestine, a 416-page screed against the Jewish state. The back cover credits Khamenei as “The flag-bearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem”, writes Amir Taheri in Iran publishes book on how to outwit USA and destroy Israel. Rather than reach and keep a nuclear deal, “Iran’s religious leader has another issue on his mind: The destruction of Israel”.

In his forthright, well-argued Has Obama read the Khameini Palestine Book? Jonathan Tobin cites Teheri, claiming “latest evidence of the malevolence of the Islamist regime should be regarded as yet another inarguable reason for Congress to vote the deal down“.

Obama is on record as saying the anti-Semitism of the Iranian leadership doesn’t mean they were not also “interested in survival” or being “rational.” As far as the US president is concerned, the regime’s ideology isn’t something that would influence its decisions. I can only conclude POTUS lives in ‘cloud-cuckoo land’!

Both journalists are quoted in the introductory lead-in to the exclusive, first translation of Khameini’s book. Note especially Tobin’s:

‘The Khamenei Palestine book is important not in and of itself but because the regime’s obsession with Israel is a key to its foreign policy. Iran constitutes a grave threat to neighboring Arab countries that are at least as angry about the president’s embrace of Tehran as the Israelis since their nuclear status would undermine their security…it is the fixation on Israel and Zionism that really animates their expansionism and aid for terror groups. (Underline added.)

‘As Taheri notes in his article on the book, Khamenei distinguishes his idée fixe about destroying Israel from European anti-Semitism. Rather, he insists, that his policy derives from “well established Islamic principles”. Chief among them is the idea that any land that was once ruled by Muslims cannot be conceded to non-believers no matter who lives there now…(Israel’s) central location in the middle of the Muslim and Arab worlds and the fact that Jews, a despised minority people, now rule it makes its existence particularly objectionable to Islamists like Khamenei.’

3) We now go full circle back to 1980’s with last week’s The Algemeine’s report (source The Investigative Terrorism Project – since updated):

“A newly revealed video produced under the auspices of the Iranian regime in early August threatens and visualizes the destruction of Israel at the hands of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Iranian Middle East proxies.”

This is not entirely new. Its purpose echoes the stunt that stunned me 30 years ago as a non-Christian and made me realise the accuracy of Bible prophecy!  Therefore, let me close by summarising personal events indicative of the significance of Iran’s official hostility toward the state of Israel.

Personal Perspective

This blog’s Welcome briefly recounts how I became aware of the huge role played by Iran in ‘The Last Days’. Now and again I refer to Iran in connection with the Ezekiel 38 alliance’, otherwise known as ‘Gog and Magog’ and referred to in Revelation 20.

That role’s warning flags are:

  1. Mid-1980’s joint-rehearsal of the storming of Jerusalem by Iranian-Iraqi elite units, despite fighting on opposite sides during the Iran-Iraq War! (Refer to Review 2 – Iran and Nuclear ‘Fix’).
  2. Very early in his presidency Obama starts secretly appeasing Iran (email 18 May 2009).
  3. July/Aug 2010 – Iran’s nuclear reactor goes live, Supreme Leader reports having been visited by the Hidden Imam about his violent return (email 19 August 2010).
  4. Nov 2011 – referred to event 1 above in ‘Welcome’, introductory post launching this blog.
  5. Nov 2013 – event 1 repeated by Iranian troops in drill ‘Towards Jerusalem’ two years to the date I blogged about the 1980s rehearsal in ‘Welcome’. (Invisible Hand Reappears).
  6. Mar 2015 – The Lord asked, “How many months since that blog you wrote about Iran?”. Upon checking, I’m prompted to expect developments of nuclear deal four months later, ie this July (Review 2 – Iran and Nuclear ‘Fix’). The reference was to when I’d asked if my triple warning about Iran had disrupted my internet’s blogging connection in Nov ’13.
  7. Aug 2015 – new video of IRGC & Iranian proxies ‘imagining’ taking Jerusalem, as related in above section.

Finally, there’s also my statement in March: What’s weird about blogging about Iran 🙂

Angelic reveille over Great Britain & Ireland

Patsy Southway is based in the West Country in the heart of Somerset and has been involved in various levels of ministry and leadership roles across denominations for over 25 years, including co-pastoring an AOG Church. This sister in the Lord was blessed with the following dream earlier this month and published it on PICK Ministries blogspot last Saturday:

Courtesy of PICK Ministries


I had a dream over a week ago that I’ve been processing and I’m sensing to share it this morning.

Close friends know that previous to this dream the Lord has been speaking to me about the ‘BUGLAR’ [sic].  I had pulled into a garage for fuel and a guy walked right in front of my car, causing me to brake quickly and on the back of his overalls was a large label with ‘BUGLAR’ on it.  On the same day I was stuck in traffic and a van pulls in front of me that says, ‘BUGLAR’.

During that same week whilst taking my son to work I saw TWO cows give birth. Although I was in my car the cows were so close to the fence that I could have got out and touched them.

In my previous blogs you’ll read about the DOUBLE that God has speaking to me about for this year.  So I’ve been spending more time with Him this past week to get a handle on all this.

During this time the Lord gave me a dream:

I saw a map of Great Britain and Angels with Bugles have been placed in specific places in Scotland – England – Ireland – Wales.  Behind the BUGLAR Angels were taller Angels holding long, large trumpets.

I could also see that many people had become tired in the process of journey.  Some had given up, others had adapted an attitude of ‘why bother’ and apathy had set in.  But intercession has been made and I sensed that in response to all of that God was showing me how to continue to pray for the unfolding of His plans for this nation.

The Bugle is used in the armed forces to awaken the soldiers at dawn.  God has placed these Angels in strategic places to blow their bugles – to AWAKEN the Church; the people of God to HIS plans and purposes for this nation at this time.

It appeared that these Angels will AWAKEN – sound the alarm, first, then the taller Angels that I could see behind them will blow their trumpets.  I understand that these trumpets are used for the purposes of HERALDING in the NEW – and ANNOUNCEMENTS of ARRIVAL  (In Royal circles and Government) they have also been positioned to announce the ARRIVAL (the NEW births that I had seen earlier).

I could see the tiredness, the apathy that the enemy has released over the nation being turned around.

There has been things done in secret, in, and over our nation that God IS revealing as we are awakened!

I was reminded of this scripture:  Luke 8:17 ‘For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest: neither anything hid that shall not be made known’.

I’m sensing that this is only Part One – I’ll be sharing Part Two as and when He releases it to me.

Please join me in prayer as we continue to see the unfolding of God’s rule, God’s reign, God’s righteousness over the nations.

Continue reading in Part 2 >

Related Reading:

Pat’s remarks on trumpets used for royalty remind me of Nina’s description of when she heard them (from On the majesty of His Majesty, The King of Kings):

“There were 100 of us present, sipping champagne and chatting when – suddenly! – Her Majesty’s trumpeters appeared up in the gallery and heralded her arrival.

“There was more than a hush in the room, the air was electric. You could hardly breathe with expectancy. Suddenly, A GREAT BLAST came from their trumpets in fanfare!!! Then a voice boomed out,

“Ladies and gentlemen – Her Majesty The Queen!”

“Her Majesty was in the room amongst us. You did not hear her coming – she was just ‘there’! It was a WOW moment!!”

Dr Sharon Stone begins Prophetic Words for 2013-2016 for UK & Ireland with a “Clarion Call” for us not to miss the day of our visitation!

A prophetic evening with John Kilpatrick, Friday 28th August


Watch Revd John Kilpatrick live this Friday evening as he presents a topical message, Could this be a September to remember? at 7pm Central Daylight Time, USA.

Click that title for a link to Church of His Presence home page where you’ll see at the top of screen a countdown indicator for ‘Next Service’. This changes to ‘LIVE NOW’ and becomes your direct link to live streaming.

NB: UK VIEWERS – 7pm CDT on Friday is our 1am Saturday morning (BST). Check for global time differences using Time Zone Map.

I’m informed the service will be archived and available in ‘View Latest Messages’ on home page, or use this link to Recent Messages on their media page.

In introducing his message ‘Wanted: Handwriting Expert’ at last Sunday’s service John said that, on his return from a trip the day before, he went to his study and read chapter 5 of the book of Daniel and,

“Just as I was reading about ‘the handwriting on the wall’… as I was reading that scripture, rabbi Jonathan Cahn called me. My eyes were on that scripture where the finger wrote on the wall, and I said, “Rabbi – you won’t believe what I’m reading!” He said, “John, you won’t believe what I’m going to tell you…”.

As the expected ‘shaking’ has already started, next month may see its amplification as a prophetic, historic event. So, the evening promises to be most interesting.

May you be greatly blessed…

A week of training at Glasgow Prophetic Centre

School-of-Ministry-300x300Readers may be interested in next week’s School of Ministry conducted by Glasgow Prophetic Centre, whose aim is to teach, equip and activate attendees.

Click on the above image for link giving full details of what promises to be, “an intensive, week-long school of the prophetic that will revolutionise how you live and minister – in whatever situation or circumstance God calls you to!”

That poor widow

An inspirational, instructive post which should further stir our minds and spirits on the matter of sowing into the Kingdom. Thank you Joanne.

The Kingdom

sowing 38 As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. 40 They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.” Mark 12:38-43

How many of us have heard the story of the widow’s mite as an example of sacrificial giving?  Jesus made the observation that she gave more than all the rich people.  He did not commend her for that.  He just stated a fact after warning about the Teachers of the Law, who liked to devour widows houses!  (Mark 12:38-43)

When he did talk about commending people, he used the example of the unjust steward! (Luke 16) Really?  How does that work?  I asked the Lord for his wisdom on that, because it appeared he was being contradictory.

I was at work, so he gave me an example from my business.  Say I order…

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Insane, but true – UN to let Iran do its own inspections of alleged nuclear weapons sites – updated

This seems like satanic bewitchment of nations, but could it be the Lord putting his hook into their jaws to bring them to the prophesied judgement of nations at the hill outside Megiddo? This news confirms my earlier opinion but I’d draw attention to the valuable link to AP’s peculiar actions over their own report, as in Comments below. For further assessment see Critical Points to Consider in Understanding the Iranian Nuclear Deal, and Senior Iran Officials Disclose Confidential Details… (MEMRI) and let’s never forget, There’s a Higher Plan at Work…(Elam Ministries). Aug 25th Fars News Agency  reports senior Iranian aide Hossein Sheikholeslam (Advisor for International Affairs) as saying, “Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan.”

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

Iran-Nuclear-Deal-Congress(Central Israel) — A secret side-deal made with Iran by the U.N. will actually allow Iran to “inspect” its  own nuclear sites and provide confirmation to the international community that no illegal nuclear weapons activity is being conducted such sites.

As a novelist, I wish I could tell you that I was making this up. But this is not fiction. Nor is it the figment of the imagination of Stephen Colbert or John Stewart or the writers of Saturday Night Live. This is sheer lunacy, but according to an exclusive report by the Associated Press, it is also true.

This is just one more reason this incredibly dangerous nuclear deal must be stopped. It puts America’s trust in the Radical, murderous, terrorist leaders of Iran rather than in the common sense of the American people (who overwhelmingly oppose the deal) or in the wisdom and experience of our Israeli and Arab allies who also oppose the…

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Revisiting ‘Sowing into the Kingdom’ re. ‘loaning’ to the Lord

Figuratively speaking, my guardian angel may have knocked the postman’s hand and caused him to drop whatever he was delivering. Whilst he was picking it up, the angel must have deposited some ‘post’ for me to receive and work on Wednesday last week.

Upon opening the envelope I found another piece to the week’s jigsaw puzzle. Maybe it’s an important piece because what I was blogging on A vision: sowing into the Kingdom of God didn’t flow easily and I was unable to find any notes on the essential reference.

Bear with me, therefore, in revisiting Charlie Shamp’s ideas on sowing into the Kingdom so I can clarify any misunderstanding, as well as to update and look at any scriptural warrant for his opinion:

Whilst watching an open vision of money swirling around him, I half-listened to Charlie as he spoke on the value of sowing into a ministry. He made an unusual analogy I’d not heard before.

The usual pastoral approach is that, like any offering, sowing into a ministry is donating to the Lord’s purposes and we’re paying back a little of what we owe Him. Standing in front of Charlie I recall that “God is a debtor to no-one”, and yet in Malachi 3:10 He tells us to test him in tithing and promises to “throw open the floodgates of heaven”!

However, as Charlie said something that seems radically different to scripture I have reservations and intend checking it the next day. I didn’t do it at the time because he went on to talk in-depth about the availability of the ‘Age to Come’.

Charlie ShampHe addressed me direct and our gaze locked, “Consider what a banker does when offering a loan: he sets the terms to our taking the loan and expects it to be repaid”. Charlie implies it’s not unreasonable to do that with the Lord; that is, to set terms as well as remind Him of them and to call in the ‘repayment’, as in reaping fruit from the seed we’ve sown.

So I must seek the Lord on Charlie’s claim and check it against scripture. The next day, however, I’m nudged to look for a verse which isn’t directly relevant. But it leads to the answer I need, the notes for which I’ve now found in an email and reading as follows:

…Next morning I looked up ‘Age to come’ in my study Bible and found its reference in Mark 10:29-31 answers my reservation AND the footnote to which reads, ‘Jesus will be a debtor to no-one. The blessings he gives far outweigh material loss and persecution incurred in serving Him’.

Mark 10:29-31 reads: So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundred-fold now in this time — houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions — and in the age to come, eternal life.  But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” (Courtesy

This spoke to me personally in view of my experiences. Furthermore, in the parable of talents (Matt 25:14-30) Jesus instructs disciples to put what God gives us to wise use, to invest and multiply it.

Therefore, I conclude it’s not unreasonable when donating funds to His work to remind the Lord of those scriptures and that we’re entitled to expect the promised reward.

In addition, there’s no reason for not discussing this further with Father as His ‘sons’ and in being quite specific in our requests.

Those verses eased and satisfied my reservations. I hope they may answer your queries too?

NB: This matter is considered in greater depth by Joanne Rolston in That Poor Widow.

Economic crises as Shemitah year draws to a close – updated

What do economists and accountants have in common with prophetic and messianic Christians?

Both acknowledge the likelihood of global upheavals if not severe financial disruption in the next couple of months. Both groups are conversant with the cyclic nature of these events, as previously noted on this blog, but the latter group know how they relate to the Lord’s ordinances as revealed in holy scripture.

Let me update you with brief points from a couple of well-informed secular and Christian sources respectively, namely:

  • John Ficenec, editor of the Telegraph media group’s market analysis Questor column as well as qualified accountant and award-winning chartered financial analyst.
  • William Koenig, White House accredited journalist and founder of the international news service Koenig World Watch Daily, which monitors key world indicators.

john-ficenec_2723835aIn Monday’s Doomsday clock for global market crash strikes one minute to midnight as central banks lose control, John pulls no punches (emphases mine),

Time is now rapidly running out. From China to Brazil, the central banks have lost control and at the same time the global economy is grinding to a halt. It is only a matter of time before stock markets collapse under the weight of their lofty expectations and record valuations. The FTSE 100 has now erased its gains for the year, but there are signs things could get a whole lot worse….”

The strap-line to his video-led report reads: China currency devaluation signals endgame leaving equity markets free to collapse under the weight of impossible expectations. His brief summation outlines why “the great props to the world economy are now beginning to fall”.:

  1. China slowdown
  2. Commodity collapse
  3. Resource sector credit crisis
  4. Dominoes begin to fall
  5. Credit markets roll over
  6. Interest rate shock
  7. Bull market 3rd longest on record
  8. Overvalued US market.

williamkoenig-web[1]That article by John Ficenec featured prominently in Monday’s Koenig World Watch Daily. On Friday, William issued the first in-depth analysis of the Shemitah year situation for subscribers to his weekly report, Koenig’s Eye View from the White House.

[Soon after launching this blog I introduced his long investigation of economic cycles and the work of leading financial analyst Eric Hadik in my 2011/12 and Biblical Historical/Financial Cycles. It was in the same month in which Jonathan Cahn’s The Harbinger was published.]

In the latest Eye View, William takes a different tack and introduces this new study as follows.

“While reviewing Jonathan Cahn’s ‘The Mystery of the Shemittah’, I felt led to place his revealing and extremely interesting work into the context of what we focus on most weeks and the events and catastrophes detailed in “Eye to Eye—Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel”.

“When my study got close to being 20 pages long, I decided to divide the work into two parts over the next two weeks. This is the type of work where the more you research, the more the Lord reveals (Yes indeed! Emphasis RB). Next week’s part will go into fascinating detail about what took place in each Shemittah year from 1973 to the present.

“The following comprehensive study points to an amazing connection of the land of Israel to the events that have happened at the times of the Shemittah—the last year of a sabbatical seven-year period—and what took place in the last year of the 50-year Jubilee (7 x 7-year periods equaling 49 years, with the final Jubilee year bringing the total to 50)….”

He continues by covering the following points in detail.:

  • post 9/11 US financial situation
  • Obama’s dubious deal with Iran
  • Collision course with the God of Israel
  • Shemitah pattern: 1973 to present
  • Potential triggers and catalysts
  • Unprecedented pivotal events in Sept 2015
  • Jubilee years and Jerusalem (1917 & 1967).

Lots more is promised for this weekend, so maybe you’d consider subscribing too?

UPDATE per Comment below on Coming Financial Tsunami dated 5th March 2013.

Blog Background Briefings:

Further Reading:

The Coming Shemitah & Jubilee Year – I found this Pray4Zion paper whilst writing. Not only is it an excellent primer but it also has an amazing 12/13th Century prophecy on Ottoman ‘eight Jubilees’ rule over Jerusalem and subsequent changes based upon Jubilee years (ie. 1517 to 1917, then 1967 – so what will happen in 2017?). Thank you Lord for enabling Alf & Julie Saunders to bring your blessing.

See also their very recent article Effects of Blood Moons – Tetrad & Shemitah.

Light and Fire in today’s first emails!

What a ‘coincidental’ surprise on booting up my PC this morning and downloading overnight emails. I noted these two from opposite sides of ‘the pond’ at the top of the listing.:


I hear the Spirit of God say,

Sunburst ID-100214128“Do not allow worry about the current waves of darkness and despair that you see washing over the shores of the earth to consume you and drag you into that despair. Do not become anxious about the depth of darkness and demonic activity that you see where you go. Rather, believe my Word and see that darkness is an optimum condition for a bright move of my Spirit. Despair invites my reformation. Sickness invites my renewal. Lack invites my abundance.

“See that I choose to move in the darkest places for that is where I am seen the most. Just as a lamp in a bright room has less effect than in a dark room, so me and my people will be seen as I begin to rise upon my children and release new waves of my glory and new measures of my goodness.

“I will be your pillar of fire in the night and I will be your pillar of cloud in the day as I begin to turn up in seen and visible ways. I am not tiptoeing in through the back door in this season but I am rushing in and sweeping through in a way that will be noticed as I reveal more of who I am.

“Do not despair in this season of darkness, for I am coming and the darker the room, the brighter the light. See from my perspective as Heaven rejoices in preparation for a move of my Spirit.”

Isaiah 60:1-3
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

(Courtesy of Lion Bites Word for Today, Glasgow Prophetic Centre, Scotland)


I saw a vision of the country of England as I was driving today, August 16th 2015.  What I saw was a topographical map of England. In what looked like the uppermost right hand corner of the country I saw a small fire begin. What came to mind here is what the Lord told me a while ago which was don’t despise small beginnings.  I saw a mouth blow on the small flame and the flame grew to a fire and the fire eventually engulfed the whole of England.

Along with this vision I saw a country (ies) in the same way I saw England which was a topographical map. I saw deep cracks which I saw as division in the Land and got the sense that healing will be forthcoming as well of these lands. The lands were related to England.

(Update) This morning August 17th, am adding to the vision I saw yesterday. In today’s vision I saw many, many row boats – note that I said row boats and not ocean liners – leaving the shores of England for other parts of the world. Each of the boats had a small crew and I only saw one person rowing (ie. leaving as evangelists TP).

(Courtesy of My Dreams & Visions, Tony Puccio, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

imageThank you Lord that we are about to be highly blessed and ‘catch up’ with the rest of the British Isles, as in Revd Dr Sharon Stone’s clarion call for 2014 – 2016. Here’s what my unread email looked like:

Following image credit: Andre Kuipers on board the International Space Station per Telegraph gallery.

aurora-uk_2192580k_Image credit Telegraph

Prophetic word for USA: lost loved ones to return ‘home’ to the Lord

‘ On the third day…’

Jesus at Door – credit Del Parson

A triplet of ‘coincidental’ prophetic words occurred on three successive days last week – on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  I regard such events as unquestionably clear-cut actions by the Lord (ie. ‘God-incidents’; learn more here).

It’s as though He’s standing at the door knocking with a with rapid knock-knock-knock to get our attention.

1st knock, Thursday 13th – I read an email of words brought by Val Williams and Aliss Creswell but as I intended blogging a two-part item, I acknowledged and popped them into ‘pending’. BUT when finishing for the day I decided to copy and paste content and schedule for publication the next day.

AND that evening I called my son about visiting him and his family for the first time this year. Also, I wanted to ask about taking my 11 years old grandson out for a day. I was amazed at my son’s suggestion that he join us and we three go together – nothing like that has ever happened – praise the Lord!

(My wife and I didn’t get to see the inspiring video by Aliss until the weekend – if you haven’t seen it I recommend your arranging 20 minutes to do so.)

2nd knock, Friday 14th – the morning saw the auto-publication of those words, which inspired a couple of readers, of whom Lynne at Father’s House of Prayer I thank for:

3rd knock, Saturday 15th – prophet-psalmist Kim Clement emailed this to FHP:

“During my search for God’s will in my prayer garden this morning, the story of the prodigal son came to me by the Spirit. These words were impressed on my heart,

“For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.”

“As I heard this, the Spirit of God showed me multiple things that He intends to do, starting this weekend.

America-Israel Restoration:

“Regarding the backslidden state of our leaders in Washington, DC, I was led by the Holy Spirit to immediately act this weekend and get our team in Israel and in the USA to position themselves with YOU as we prophesy, proclaim, pray, and bless together. God showed me that something would begin to shift and He would release us from a certain judgment for the way our leadership has treated Israel. However, it would require a mass of people who have faith and prophetic perception to stand together. He chose us.

You and Your House:

“A deep compassion rose from within me and I began weeping as I heard the heart of God towards you and me, and our loved ones. An anointing has been released as a result of this revelation for many of your ‘dead’ and lost loved ones to return ‘home’ to God.

Kim’s delivery of the last two paragraphs may be seen on this video link starting at 48 minutes of Prophetic Alert…August 15th 2015. Prior to sitting at the piano and after worship at his keyboard, he brought a word concerning Saudi Arabia’s new king, Iran and ‘spiritual leprosy’ coming out of America’s dealings, which only the Lord Jesus can change – and “He will…”!

Prophetic word for UK: the Lord is gathering in the lost ones

Thank you to Suzanne Payne for this word brought by her friend Val Williams on 8th August and published with permission AND see Fulfilled prophecies (& answered prayers) 6: families/return of prodigals.:

I am moving across this land. I am gathering in as the shepherd of My sheep, and I’’m seeking those who’’ve been lost, I am seeking the sons, I am seeking the daughters, I am seeking the brothers, I am seeking the sisters.

I am seeking family, says the Lord, and I am gathering, I am bringing them back. Particularly those of My children, says the Lord. I am seeking them, I am searching them out, says the Lord.

I am gathering families, I am bringing unity and reconciliation across this nation into family. I am gathering the families back so that they can be one again.

It’’s not by might, it’’s not by power, it’’s by My Spirit, says the Lord. I will set an ambush for the enemies that have taken your loved ones captive. I am doing a deep work throughout this nation. I am bringing them, says the Lord, I will bring them in in ones and two’’s and threes and fives. I’’m bringing them in. This is the time of destinies to come forth.

I’’m gathering My children. I’’m gathering the lost ones. I’’m gathering them to Myself. I’’m bringing them through the cross. They come broken, crushed says the Lord. They’’ve had a hard time, satan is a hard taskmaster, but they’’re coming back, they’’re coming back. This is a time of celebration, says the Lord. Start to worship and celebrate over your lost ones because they are found. For I am the Good Shepherd and I seek for My lost sheep, the lost sheep are coming home. Worship with glorious joy in your hearts, for I am on the move, says the Lord. I am on the move. I have stood up, and I am on the move.

Amen. may it be so Lord.

Aliss Cresswell issued a similiar word on 7th August on her Facebook page, saying that week the Lord had been showing her that it’s time for our loved ones to know Him and be walking in all He has for them:

Aliss posts this covering comment:

“This week the Lord showed me that it’s time for our loved ones to know Him and be walking in all He has for them. I put out this video yesterday where I demonstrate how to release salvation, healing and deliverance for your family and show some recent video of family miracles and reconciliation that will really encourage you to keep contending. I also pray for your loved ones on the video too. “As for me and my family we will serve the Lord!” Joshua 24:15 Watch the video and let me know what happens!”

Jigsaw Time – Part 2: Charles Shamp prophetic word for 2015-20


Credit: Destiny Encounters – Prophet’s Loft

Note: As with all prophetical material this is offered for weighing for alignment with holy scripture and for waiting upon the Lord.

I first read this mightily encouraging word brought by Charles Shamp after his meeting held in Guildford over the Passover-Easter weekend. It was my intention to provide a brief summary of a few points of personal interest and link into this published word. But delays arose and then a few pieces of a jigsaw puzzle came together, as told in Part 1.

The word comes in three parts of which two cover medical/technological developments in certain nations and the possibility of natural disasters. The first and main part is for The Church and has a double aspect: The Year of the Epikaizo (Overshadowing) and its effect upon increasing seer anointing, culminating on 28th September on Sukkot, the Jewish Feast of Booths or Tabernacles.

PROPHETIC PRAYER POINTS FOR 2015-2020 (click to read in full):

Epikaizo, or the Overshadowing, from Jan to Sept 28 blood moon.

“The word Epikaizo in all is the manifestation of God’s power where the natural laws are cancelled out in obedience to God who is a Spirit. The EPIKAIZO carries the eternal manifestation of heaven that is revealed at a place or upon someone. This is what days of heaven on earth truly looks like. A place of multiplied miracles and heavenly harvest. That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord swore unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.”  (Deuteronomy‬ ‭11‬:‭21‬ KJV)

Seer Anointing Intensifies in 2015

“The Lord spoke to me and said that this will be a year that the seers are coming into their multi-dimensional sight. A new realm of the prophetic will be birthed this year. In January many prophetic people will enter into a season of incubation for greater manifestation. The Lord showed me that from January to September will be a time of preparation for what is going to be birthed towards the end of September after the final blood moon on the 28th of that month. Many have seen the blood moons as a sign of judgement, but both the book of Joel and Acts interpret the moon turning to blood as a wonder in the heavens to reveal a greater power of God on the earth, The Army of The Lord. This nine month period will be a time for…” (continued here with the full prophecy).

Noticeably, this word goes on to say, “What we will begin to understand in a great way in 2015 is that peace is the cradle that holds prophetic power…”, thus synchronizing with and emphasising a new ‘piece’ in the puzzle: Blessed are the Peacemakers by Joanne Rolston. (Published today, and note the double-pun of ‘piece’ and ‘peace’!)

I recall hearing Charlie tell how the concept of overshadowing is based upon Genesis 1:1-3,

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light”, and there was light. (NIV)

His explanation of this ‘brooding’ of Holy Spirit is very interesting for he thinks that when the Almighty saw His reflection, He perceived a place where His glory could dwell. So the Creator went into action and created light in the heavens and life on earth.

Thus, the more we let the Spirit within us manifest Jesus to others, then Father will see His reflection and pour out His nature and glory upon us all.

Lord let that be so…

Jigsaw Time – Part 1: Cahn, Shamp and a prophetic word for 2015

Puzzle Globe and Book by ThanunkornYet once again personal events related to this blog are fitting like pieces of an invisible jigsaw puzzle brought by folk I know or meet online. Also, timing is not ‘coincidental’ but it highlights the merging information as well as insights that flash when falling into place.

The invisible designs they reveal amass in a treasury of tangible signs that could point to bigger ones for Jesus’ return. (To read more about this blog’s regular feature see below.)

My purpose in presenting these ‘pieces’ is not only to share my ruminations but also to consider if, and where, the Lord may be leading me,

Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7 NIV)

Some of the ‘pieces’ appeared recently in this blog; the others I’m ‘brooding’ over before inserting into the puzzle.

So for this particular ‘jigsaw puzzle’ let me lay down the board: a request to Church of His Presence in Alabama to archive a one-off, mid-week evening session. This is so that overseas e-members, whose time zone makes it difficult to watch it live, can catch up with this special event.

Teamwork by Franky242

Then, the following jigsaw ‘pieces’ may be brought and displayed:

  1. Pastor John Michael Kilpatrick enables the event to be archived.
  2. Jonathan Cahn reports on developments in this ‘Shemitah year’.
  3. Fellow blogger Joanne Rolston brings another aspect in Days of Awe.
  4. Meanwhile, I’m writing on Charles Shamp – A Vision: sowing into the Kingdom.
  5. I comment on Jo’s thread about Charlie and another contributor adds a reference to the prophetic word he brought for 2015, for which I then add a link.
  6. Whilst I’m preparing to blog about the Iranian deal in connection with Ezekiel 38, fellow blogger Korey Allen opens a debate on the identity of Gog-Magog. SO,
  7. I check out some in-depth analyses from both sides of the discussion on Russia and Iran, and
  8. Revisit my original extra-Biblical 1980s source to reconsider its information in the light of this debate, especially on the unexpected militant advance of Islam.

The ‘design’ showing on the last three ‘pieces’ relates to the recent P5+1 accord with Iran on its nuclear programme, which I’ve been ‘brooding’ upon in connection with the prophecies. (I hope to blog on this very soon as ‘Prophetic, Historic Days – Part 3’.)

In Part 2 of this post we will look at the 5th ‘piece’; prophetic prayer points for this year published on New Year’s Day and which especially focus upon this September.

Further Reading:

Image Credits:

  • Puzzle Globe and Book by Thanunkorn, courtesy of
  • Teamwork by Franky242, courtesy of

A vision: sowing into the Kingdom of God

Charlie ShampEyeballing me as he speaks, I’m not fully attentive for I’m transfixed by an open vision right in front of me.

What I see swirling around Charles Shamp reminds me of those toy snow-scenes popular at Christmas. Also, perhaps you’ve seen how the wind can pick up and carry things away  – like a ‘dust devil’ or tornado starting up – yet this one wasn’t going anywhere.

But this wind doesn’t bring invisible snow or dust: just money!that is, currency notes – lots and lots of them!  The space between us has become a blue-grey misty haze with the notes ‘swimming’ around him. Apparently, Charlie doesn’t see them for, although he may refer to something he senses during a meeting, this time he carries on speaking to everyone but I’m not listening as keenly as usual.

Charlie had started as we sat down after worship at the Passover-Easter meeting. Yet I remained standing, not so much out of politeness as he was looking at me, but because of what I could see in the spirit.

It was another of those times I’ve mentioned earlier: Charlie looks at someone and keeps eye contact for a minute or so as he teaches. Every time that’s happened to me, he said something that resonated on something with which I was very well acquainted. It’s not like a prophecy being delivered, yet it must be related to that because what’s said is relevant and increases my understanding – ie. they’re words of knowledge, wisdom and revelation.

This time what he says connects not only right into my experience as a bank officer but also into the open vision!  He tells everyone about the value of sowing into a ministry and makes an unusual analogy that I’d not heard before from any preacher.:

Charlie is of the opinion that financial sowing is similar to lending money. (The normal approach is that, like any offering, sowing into a Christian ministry is donating to the Lord’s purposes and we’re paying back a little of everything we owe Him. I recall, “God is a debtor to no-one”, as He told Job and summarised by Max Lucado in God Owes Nothing.)

However, Charlie is saying – whilst I watch the money swimming around in the six feet separating us, “Consider what a banker does when offering a loan: he sets the terms to our taking the loan and expects it to be repaid”. So too, we may legitimately expect a payback when sowing by reaping some of the fruit that manifests. Moreover, we may remind the Lord.

This new concept of being a banker ‘setting terms for our sowing’ catches my attention because it’s about something with which I was familiar as a bank officer – but not what we’d associate with giving to the Lord.

Also during that session, I recalled what I’ve long known of the promise about the only test we may make of God. And He allows this ‘test’ to emphasise He’s providing a way to enable His people to answer His righteous complaint against their robbing Him! It is the foundation for all tithes and offerings:

“Test me in this”, says the Lord Almighty, “And see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it…”. (Malachi 3:10 NIV)

So I must seek the Lord on Charlie’s claim and check it against scripture. Upon doing so early the next morning Lord directs me to an appropriate scripture (see Note 1 below).

I’m reminded of the parable of talents (Matt 25:14-30) wherein Jesus instructs disciples to put what God gives us to wise use and multiply it.

Although applicable to all gifts He gives us, this parable’s focus upon money supports Charlie’s claim that, in donating funds to what the Lord is doing, we may expect and are promised a reward. Furthermore, as God’s children there’s no reason for not discussing this further with Father and in being quite specific in our requests.


  1. Updated in Revisiting ‘Sowing into the Kingdom’ – re. ‘loaning’ to the Lord
  2. In closing this descriptive account, I’d add that last Sunday pastor Kilpatrick reminded the congregation at CHP about “Sowing into the atmosphere“, especially for prophetical speakers. So, I’ve unexpectedly gone full circle on the post that recommended watching Jonathan Cahn and Bill Salus!

Days of Awe

Excellent timing to follow-up my last post’s remarks on Jonathan Cahn! Thank you Jo.

The Kingdom

LeoPeople don’t need to be believers to see that the Jewish festivals and calendar days instituted thousands of years ago, are now aligning with the signs in the sky, and major world events. 

In my last post I said I’d explain how God is speaking to those who haven’t read the Bible.  One of the ways he is speaking is by using signs in the heavens.  I’m not talking about Astrology. But if I was, I’d point out that Astrology is made up of these two words: Astro meaning “Star” and Logos meaning Jesus Christ, the Word, the Logos of God.

The devil has covered the witness of the stars with occult graffiti, but he can’t forever.  The truth is right there in our night sky, for all to see.  God is using signs in the sun, moon and stars for warning, prophecy and to show that He is in…

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Recommended viewing: Jonathan Cahn & Bill Salus

JCahn_BSalus_safe_imageA week ago tonight Messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn was the guest speaker at a specially convened service at Church of His Presence. The guest for last Sunday’s service was his friend Bill Salus, author on Bible End-times prophecies.

I recommend both archived services to readers of this blog. First, however, you may like a brief outline:

Jonathan Cahn

Renowned for his ‘factioHarbingernal’ novel The Harbinger, which is based upon Isaiah 9:10, Jonathan updated everyone on events since its publication and my report of last year, all of which strengthens the validity of his theories. Anyone unfamiliar with his thesis will find his recent message a helpful summary, and learn its inception as well as dissemination was of the Lord.

Regarding the Shemitah, Jonathan gives a caveat about being dogmatic on what may or may not happen because, “When you put God in a box He has a habit of getting out!”  God doesn’t have to do anything we think or want, but He could bring about what may be expected at the end of the Shemitah year 5775 on Ehud 29, the last day in the Jewish civil year and eve of Rosh Hashanah (13th September).

Although the most dramatic effects would be at and around the close of this Shemitah year there were fore-shadowings at the beginning of the year. So Jonathan recounted significant events of September/October 2014 and noted the news about plague and an earthquake in the USA on this year’s opening day, as well as an economic shaking and loss of America’s crown to Russia – plus two Biblical signs relating to famine!

“The Shemitah causes the worldly realm to fall and to lift up the sovereignty of God in all things…the changing of world history…

“You want to live in Biblical times – you’ve got it! Welcome to the End-times…”

His focus then moved to America’s double desecration of God’s covenants in Genesis – those of matrimony and of the rainbow. Thus, he declares, “The writing is on the wall” in respect of national defiance against God and rejecting His grace and mercy. In addition to quoting from Daniel, Jonathan refers to the vision in Ezekiel 8 of the abominations in the Temple and relates those desecrations – and the timing of the nuclear deal with Iran (as blogged herein) – to Biblical events on the current Jewish calendar.

Therefore, he is of the opinion a great economic shaking is coming to America and to the world – and it may involve other realms too.

Jonathan covers a lot of exceptionally informative material in 96 minutes. He inspires us with the fact that the potential for national revival is greatest in the midst of judgmental shakings. Thus, we’re encouraged to become consecrated vessels as well as radical disciples. He closes with the very powerful Aaronic blessing in Hebrew.

JonathanCahn-CHPTO WATCH > Click accompanying image for video of Thursday 31 July service and then click progress bar at 1:23:20 for pastor Kilpatrick’s introduction. NB: open after reading this post because video does not open in a new window.

Jonathan’s website: Hope of the World.

Bill Salus

BSalus_lopb1vo_1Bill spoke on preparing for the coming fulfillment of prophecies and opened by pointing out,

“The number one sign of the End-times is: they’re all converging!”

In asking where are we on God’s timeline, Bill gave a good introduction to prophecies applicable today, especially Ezekiel 38, Psalm 83 and Jeremiah 49.

Bill’s analysis of events in the Middle-East included many helpful illustrations, especially with regards to Syria, Isil and Iran which, he says, is in double jeopardy because God is furious over their activity. In expanding upon this, he spoke knowledgeably about the rapidly rising number of Christians in Iran.

I was particularly interested in his explanation of the USA’s connection with events through Ezekiel 38:13 – the merchants of Tarsish and its young lions, as meaning Britain and our colonial lands. In all my reading I haven’t read anything else on this in 30 years other than in the very first ‘non-Christian’ book I read on Bible prophecy – The Invisible Hand! (See Welcome and ‘Personal Connection’ in Prophetic, Historic Days Part 1.)

BillSalus_CHPTO WATCH > Click accompanying image for video of Sunday 2 August service and then click progress bar at 1:12:00 for pastor’s introduction of a mystery guest, Bill Salus, who speaks for about 65 minutes. NB: open after reading this post because video  does not open in a new window.

Bill’s website: Prophecy Depot Ministries – Blog: Prophecy News-Stand


“He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.” (Matthew 10:40-42 NKJV courtesy

So, if we give more than a cold drink to a prophetic disciple of the Lord we may expect to receive some of their reward too. Then let’s give a lot more than the cost of a drink!

Therefore, may I ask you to consider sowing into those ministries by contributing towards CHP’s broadcasting costs as well as their donations to the speakers. If you wish to do so click donations and, after inputting your details, select the Designation ‘Special Offering”.

(I’m going to share the unusual circumstances behind my learning the significance of sowing financially into the Kingdom – and in doing so here find we’ve gone full circle!)

Why is the Iran nuclear deal so dangerous? Joel Rosenberg’s detailed analysis of the agreement.

Joel RosenbergThank you to Joel for saving me the time of summarising my researches today. My immediate reaction of “Sheer, utter folly” under ‘Nuclear Agreement’ in Review 2, is  supported by his conclusion. Rather than wading through many reviews as I have, Joel directly consulted a number of experts. Yesterday, World Watch Daily reported Obama said, “Whole world has expressed support for Iran deal except for Israeli government” and upon meeting US Jews, “Rockets will fall on Tel Aviv if Congress kills Iran deal”! If the US president were a Bible-believing Christian he would know ALL nations of the world will be judged by the Almighty in relation to Israel (Joel 3). Also, my long-time readers will be aware of the prophecies about Netanyahu being prime minister. AND Obama’s claim about missile attacks upon Tel Aviv is irrelevant, as explained in this Debkafile analysis (emphasis added):

“Obama’s warning to the Jewish leaders does not stand up to the test of logic or reliable intelligence….It is therefore obvious that Israel faces an Iranian-Hizballah missile threat today, as it did yesterday, and probably also tomorrow, regardless of whether the US Congress endorses or throws out President Obama’s nuclear deal with Tehran. He might have made a difference to this grim reality if US negotiators had stipulated that the deal include the lifting of the Iranian missile peril hanging over Israel and that Tehran’s waive its standing threat to destroy the Jewish state. But as things stand now, this particular argument in support of his nuclear deal with Iran is an irrelevancy.”

(Joel’s address last night in Denver would have been illuminating – one of my readers was blessed in being there.)

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

iran-nuclear-graphic(Denver, Colorado) — I have finished reading the 159-page Iran nuclear deal, known as the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (or JCPOA), as well as numerous analyses by various Middle East think tanks, and I’ve consulted with a number of Mideast experts, nuclear experts, and former senior U.S. government officials.

Here’s my conclusion: this deal is insane.

That may not be the most diplomatic way to put it, but I’m afraid that’s the truth.

  • The deal doesn’t live up to the very “red lines” that President Obama and his team set.
  • The deal doesn’t end Iran’s nuclear program — it legalizes, legitimizes, expands it.
  • The deal provides Iran not just one but two paths to The Bomb — in 10 to 15 years if Iran keeps the agreement, and much sooner if Iran cheats.
  • The details inside the deal are absolutely stunning — and catastrophically dangerous for the U.S., Israel and our Sunni Arab neighbors.

As former CIA Director…

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ALERT: MP threatens Christian teachers with anti-terror laws

Houses of Parliament: courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.netIn 2009 the previous director of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington, warned that “Britain is sleepwalking into a police state”.

This fact was one of several to which I referred in my first email alerting church leaders upon biblical End-times: The Endgame is now in play. (Upon checking that material I notice the news report no longer has that phrase, either as a ‘strap-line’ or quotation! But readers’ letters clearly refer to the remark, as here.)

Today’s news features a Member of Parliament threatening the suppression of Godly free-speech in the teaching profession! This MP thinks that new Extremism Disruption Orders “would apply to a situation where a teacher was specifically teaching that gay marriage is wrong.”!

John Bingham reports,

‘Mark Spencer called for those who use their position in the classroom to teach traditionalist views on marriage to be subject to “Extremism Disruption Orders” (EDOs), tough new restrictions planned by David Cameron and Theresa May to curb radicalisation by jihadists.

In a letter to a constituent, Mr Spencer, the MP for Sherwood in Nottinghamshire, insisted that Christian teachers were still “perfectly entitled” to express their views on same-sex marriage – but only “in some situations”.

I strongly recommend my readers carefully consider this development, which is more fully outlined in Archbishop Cranmer’s blog, Anti-Terror Legislation Will Be Used Against Teachers Who Oppose Same-Sex Marriage, of which I quote only a part and with emphases added:

Obeying the law is no longer to be a guarantee of freedom from government surveillance or police harassment.

‘And now Conservative MP Mark Spencer has written to a constituent:

“I believe that everybody in society has a right to free speech and to express their views without fear of persecution. The EDOs will not serve to limit but rather to guarantee it:…(eg) one which lots of constituents have been writing about – talking about gay marriage in schools.

“The new legislation specifically targets hate speech, so teachers will still be free to express their understanding of the term ‘marriage’, and their moral opposition to its use in some situations without breaking the new laws. The EDOs, in this case, would apply to a situation where a teacher was specifically teaching that gay marriage is wrong.”

If that is the understanding on the backbenches of the provisions of the Extremism Bill, we should be fearful – very fearful – of the Government’s intentions. John Bingham’s Telegraph piece quotes Simon Calvert, Deputy Director of the Christian Institute, who says:

“I am genuinely shocked that we have an MP supporting the idea of teachers being branded extremists for teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman. This is exactly the kind of thing we’ve been warning about. The Government says we’ve got nothing to worry about from their new extremism laws, but here is one of its own MPs writing to a constituent saying EDOs would stop teachers teaching mainstream Christian beliefs. EDOs will be a gross infringement of free speech and undermine the very British values they claim to protect.”

‘And Keith Porteous Wood, Executive Director of the National Secular Society:

“If EDOs really could be used to prevent teachers from talking about same-sex marriage, unless they are inciting violence, they are an even greater threat to freedom of expression than I had feared. To suggest that EDOs guarantee freedom of expression (as Mark Spencer suggests) is not just inaccurate, it is the opposite of the truth; they are the largest threat to freedom of expression I have ever seen in Britain.”

The Christian Institute added to this under ‘New Orthodoxy’ by referring to Claire Fox, head of think-tank the Institute of Ideas, who last week ‘accused the Government of using extremism rhetoric to impose a new orthodoxy of thinking.

‘She said: “When you break it down you then see that they’re actually betraying the civil liberties, the rule of law, they’re actually dictating what teachers teach in schools.

“When they say ‘we want to prevent extremism getting out in schools’ it’s so ironic” because “the kind of schools that have been done over are Catholic schools because of, for example, their views on homosexuality”.

‘Fox concluded, “Apparently a British value now is a positive acceptance of what the Government has told you it is”.’

Let us be prepared to stand on the Rock…

[Houses of Parliament by Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee, courtesy]