Meditative morning coffee

Fresh CoffeeMulling over the content of the latest post upon awakening I knew which scripture would act as a bridge to follow-up teaching from Neville Johnson. (I didn’t expect yet another instance of what I’d noted of Charlie Shamp’s New Year word on the increase in prophetical sight and comprehension.)

It would be sensible, however, to check that verse’s context and so I dug into Romans chapter 8. And so I invite you to check and meditate along with me. I trust this will enable a good grasp of both posts. Here’s the NKJV text of Romans 8:14-22 with relevant and associated verses underscored:

‘For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.  For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”.

‘The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if  children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

‘For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

‘For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.’

[Courtesy of Thomas Nelson Inc and Blue Letter Bible]

In reading the chapter I especially noticed several other foundation points about living and walking not according to the flesh but to the Holy Spirit. This means we’re very different to those who are carnally minded. They’re figuratively ‘the walking-dead’ for they’re not blessed with the indwelling Holy Spirit, per verses 9-11:

‘But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.’

Contemplating the depth of Apostle Paul’s exposition I let those word soak into me, especially regarding suffering and what we’ve endured this year and previously.

Afterwards used my phone to log into WordPress (blog platform). It’s not an entirely  satisfactory method of blogging so gets rarely used other than for a quick check of my site’s appearance so I can see what some visitors will see.

This time I did something really unusual – I drilled down into yesterday’s statistics and looked at something I’ve never bothered with! It has various listings the lowest placed being ‘Clicks’. It seems this shows which links I’ve placed within the blog were clicked by readers to access those websites. I decided to follow one of them to see what my visitors would have seen – it’s ‘080808’.

It’s one I haven’t myself visited for a while and is a listing of revival prophecies for the British Isles opens by blogger by Chris Welch. His motto’s exactly appropriate for our consideration of ‘The Age to Come’.:

“Prepare for an adventure into the unknown, into a type of Christianity that has never been known before…”

He was recommended by a friend and so I checked the latest on his home page via my phone. His Google BlogSpot gives a convenient listing of that page not available on PC and I spotted a tantalising title and opened up The biggest breakthrough of all time.

It opens intriguingly,

Morris Cerullo says all truth is parallel.
What he means by this is what is spiritually true NOW and being revealed NOW is also working itself out in natural parallels.
Soon followed by,

THERE IS NOTHING HALF-HEARTED ABOUT ROMANS 8.   Everyone should read it regularly, for the same reason that a whole generation of us have repeatedly listened to this 1975 message by Ern Baxter.

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

WOW only minutes before had I read that in my study bible!! 

Please note I’m not endorsing Chris’ site or its content. I can but conclude the Lord’s hand led me in this instance…

Supermoon Monday’s ‘Blood Moon’ and the ‘Age to Come’

Red Moon Chart, credit Mark Biltz

In connection with Monday morning’s lunar eclipse, or ‘blood moon’, it’s opportune to meet an unfulfilled promise relating to prophetic words and teaching heard in April. In fact, their relevance relates to an insight I’d been blessed with on ‘The Age to Come’. Also, references to the work of OT prophet Daniel resonated with a personal prophetic word. (Publicly delivered, it’s available to read here.)

Therefore, it’s appropriate to look first at scriptures relating to that implicit waiting and looking forward to fulfilment of the Lord’s promised plans – even if in the far future!  I’ve  emphasised the parts relating to visionary-auditory revelation:

On Faith – Hebrews 11

‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible…

‘By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”;  for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. [Genesis 5:21-24 ‘All the days of Enoch were 365 years. And Enoch walked with God and was not found…’]

‘But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

‘By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

‘By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.’ (verses 11-13 omitted)

‘For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return.

‘But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.’

[Scripture from the New King James Version; copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.]

The Book Beyond the Bible

At an inter-stream conference in March 2011 in Winchester, King Alfred’s capital of Saxon England, the Lord drew my attention to the unwritten book hiding behind my Bible’s back cover! That is, it comes after The Apocalypse, or Revelation, given to Jesus Christ for showing to and recording by His close disciple, the Apostle John.

As noted in Revival 1: glory stories, I sensed in worship that the Lord wants me to focus upon the eventual new earth and new heavens, especially the appearance from heaven of The New Jerusalem. That is, to not only be involved in and understand the times of His return, but also and more importantly to focus upon His ultimate aim for the Church, as in Revelation 21-22 and its implicit existence and purpose beyond the Bible’s cover!

That pre-blog email recounts subsequent encouragements for understanding that this all relates to ‘The Age to Come’.

2015 Feast of Tabernacles’ Blood Moon

Monday morning’s event was the fourth consecutive eclipse occurring on the first and last Jewish feast days on two subsequent years, as in the above chart by pastor Mark Biltz. So he described them as a ‘Blood Moon Tetrad’.

I recall his friend William Koenig referring to their discussions of 2007-8 on this, contrary to John Hagee’s false claims of later discovery; as disclosed here.  Mark’s research into NASA’s astronomical data may be read in Blood Moons: Adding Up The Evidence.

Now to expand upon what I blogged on Monday about Charlie Shamp’s position on that day’s blood moon.:

There was much new intellectual and spiritual food to digest from the Passover/Easter weekend conference reported here. I’d hoped to have shared some as the concluding part to ‘God-incidents’ validate cycles and point to the near future wherein I refer to 40 and 55 year cycles. The intention was to share something of what Charlie taught and connect it to what I was given and started noticing about 70-year cycles in connection with what he said about a specific date. (Sticking his neck out there!)

Charles_Brynn_Shamp_250px[1]How that conference started after worship is told in A vision: Sowing into the Kingdom of God. Whilst amazed at what I’d seen, I heard him refer to blood moons and correct the public misunderstanding gained from some sensationalist American journalism. As reported earlier, he believes Monday’s 4th blood moon marks the beginning of the time the Army of God will start appearing.

Charlie posits a two-year period starting on Monday 27th, in which we’re going to begin to see people who’ll be able to pray from within the Age to Come. Why two years? He explains,

“It leads to 23rd September 2017, which reveals something very special that we’re going to hear a lot about in coming days.

It’s a two-year period in which God is going to see how much He can trust you – because everybody wants to do the stuff, everyone wants to be able to work miracles – but how much can God actually trust you with that?”

To indicate what he means by this – and its spiritual importance – Charlie referred to God making Moses ‘as a god to pharaoh’ (Exodus 7).

“In other words He said to Moses; ‘I’m going to make you My mouthpiece, My oracle – that you’re not going to do anything out of line other than what I tell you’…

“So along with that revealing is a testing period…an emerging of  a generation, which I believe that God is offering to everybody, but there will be a company that actually walk into this!

“It’s a crossing over of a Melchizedek-type priesthood with its kings on the earth…”

In answering his “Why September 23rd 2017?” I’d have told of its personal significance. Instead, he answers by talking about the prophet Daniel, whom he thinks could enter the ‘heavens’ and live in the future. There, he learnt about astronomical events for the time appointed for the Messiah’s birth in Bethlehem.

Accordingly, Daniel could see that ‘star’ and bequeathed this knowledge to his school of Magi, as well as arranged in advance for them to present specific gifts to the Christ-child. That is, Daniel was living in and operating out of the Glory of God within ‘The Age to Come’!

Then, teaching from Revelation 12, Charlie considers how this scripture suggests the very same zodiacal configuration and alignment known to Daniel set for Jesus’ birth – will be once again be of astronomical significance on 23rd September 2017. (Not as a Venus-Jupiter conjunction I’d assumed; see NASA’s Sky Events 2017 calendar.)

For details of the astronomical alignment and biblical significance read a brief blog by Mark Conn published in January 2014: Revelation 12, Blood Moons and April 2014. (Note that Charlie would agree with the opening caveat re astrology. Mark makes very brief references to a possibility of the Tribulation – June 2014 saw ISIS sweep across Iraq with an extensive, barbaric persecution of Christians.)

VenusandJupiter 2015UPDATE: for details and significance of Venus-Jupiter conjunctions in 2015 see Nelson Walters’ post on Star of Bethlehem Repeats Again This Week in The Gospel in the End Times. It’s interesting that this biblically erudite blogger whose work I’ve previously drawn attention to, appreciates the importance of astronomical events.

More…

Spiral stairway to cloudsAnother of Charlie’s comments that plugged into what I’d done only recently was his saying the Jewish Temple had two spiral stairways. This reminded me of my selecting the image of a double-spiral and describing a spiral staircase to depict the corkscrew nature of Time itself in The ‘Endgame’ gets ramped up another level. That was a sensitive week or so in blogging, as explained in the subsequent part 2, to which this post acts as a successor.

On the final day of the conference Charlie spoke about the astronomical situation at the start of Islam, about which I’d been blogging – our eyeballs locked as he addressed me personally when talking about it! (How did he know? Did Holy Spirit tell him?)

Assessment

In our weighing this inspirational teaching let’s look at pertinent points of what Charlie published on New Year’s Day under Prayer Points for 2015-20. I’ve found the first part to be accurate (as underlined), as may be inferred from several of my blogs. So I have a confidence in the possible accuracy of subsequent part’s promises (as reported above):

The Seer Anointing Intensified (extract)

‘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…This nine-month period will be a time for the conception and forming of a supernatural movement to be birthed into earth…

‘There will be a birthing of a greater glory at the end of September. A place of unusual power will begin to flow towards the end of 2015 like we have never seen before. Many will begin to taste of the age to come. There will be a prophetic people that will begin to emerge toward the end of next year that will speak a wisdom that is not of this world. They will manifest a message from an age to come. They will transcend the system of the world and operate from a higher order of the supernatural. A Daniel company is coming! This will be a company of prophets who can discern our times with pinpoint accuracy. Some will be given high places to speak into earthly governments around the world. They will have a mandate from The Lord to administer justice and solve complex situations that human intellect can not understand.’

Next > Meditative scripture leading into Neville Johnson on post-Tetrad new era.

Background reading: for an introduction to this subject read Passover and Blood-red Moons and 500th post: review and ‘blood moons’ cont’d.

Lion Bites word for today: Invite My Fire!

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INVITE MY FIRE

I will come and cleanse like a roaring fire, clearing a way for you to complete the work I have given you to do. Ideas have become tainted, projects have lost their potency of holiness, and weariness has set in because the outcomes are no longer fulfilling the original vision and desire that I put with in you.

Remember that I commanded Joshua to burn the towns of the newly invaded promised land with fire, to claim the land. Repent – turnaround – and invite My fire. I will show you what needs to be burned away if you seek me on this. Then walk again into My promises. Take no prisoners. Do not be compromised. See that I can clear the way by cleansing anything that is not of Me and sending My Spirit to empower and re-envision you.

Psalm 97:3-6
Fire goes in front of him and burns up his enemies around him. His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees it and trembles. The hills melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim his righteousness and all the nations see his glory.

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More: see posts on this tag – Holy-fire.

A scriptural context of the 4th lunar eclipse of the ‘Blood Moon Tetrad’

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Credit Fred Espenak; click image for Mr Eclipse website

[Readers to whom this concept is new are directed to explanatory material in Passover and blood-red moons, which is continued in 500th post – itself a useful review for new subscribers.]

In the Book of Joel, chapter 2 verses 28-32, the prophet receives a word from the Lord that was famously fulfilled on and after the feast of Pentecost whereupon God’s Holy Spirit was poured out on Jesus’ first apostles and disciples:

Charlie ShampOn Good Friday last we heard a novel, positive prophetical exposition on the scriptural meaning of the blood moons. At the Passover-Easter conference referred to earlier, Charles Shamp shared his interesting insights the gist of which is as follows.:

This year’s Passover-Easter with its blood moon, he offers, was the opening up of a significant time and season that may, however, have elements that could be used as satanic strategy.

“I’m seeing all these (American) books about doom and gloom; ‘the four blood moons’… ‘the Apocalypse’…’The Antichrist’ – but you know that actually the blood moons reveal the Army of God…

“They’re not teaching that; they’re teaching that the Antichrist is coming to take over the world – but when you read the Book of Joel, the blood moon actually reveals the Army of God.

“We’re standing at a strategic time right now. Actually in September – the 27th – is going to be the fourth blood moon. No it’s not going to be the Antichrist – it’s actually going to be a revealing, of the beginning, of the Army of God.

“You know, the Bible says the heavens declare the Glory of God – not the destruction of God, not the doom and gloom of God – but the Glory!. The heavens show us His Glory. They show us signs that don’t point to death but point to life!”

That is, Charlie considers that the fourth blood-moon over this Sunday-Monday, starting the Feast of Tabernacles at sundown Sunday, is going to open up the beginning of the time of the Army of God. He believes this weekend will actually begin a two-year period where we’re going to begin to see people who are going to pray things from the Age to Come. Thus, the next two years until September 2017 are going to be very special, not judgmental and destructive.

So we shall see. We can soon check the accuracy of such thoughts on this matter…

[Continued in Supermoon Monday’s ‘Blood Moon’ and the ‘Age to Come’.]

Notes:

  1. For where and when to see total lunar eclipse go here.
  2. Check Hebraic calendar for September here.
  3. Check 2015 Astronomical calendar here.

Why this September is special: Update 1- Judaism

THIS POST MUST BE IMPORTANT in view of today’s extremely ‘buggy’, tediously slow connections with WordPress blogging platform and my PC’s Internet Explorer and its own internal processes!  (Chrome couldn’t connect at all.) I haven’t had such difficult a day blogging in years!  I was going to have begun this morning after quickly adding a couple of paragraphs to the last post as it was already in draft.

In this tight time slotted in my birthday and our anniversary week this post, therefore, must needs be a potted summary of events. Now, I’m stopped from opening posts in other tabs as there’s no WP security certificate from Microsoft! Crazy! Something like this happened a couple of years ago in trying to blog about Iran. Then, my ISP got security conscious over content of some WP blogs. Maybe a new patch is the culprit? Seems to be working at last…And I don’t think it was simply to turn me outdoors into the welcome warmth and sunshine…

The first in this series of posts focusing upon this month has a schedule of events of which one reports: AND NOW IT HANGS!!!  Although that post is open in a tab for me to read and select text, I go to it and find screen is blank. (I can usually work across many open tabs) Grabbing laptop to work on and praying the Blood I see 3 tabs open but critical one has gone!  Try again…save…re-open tab…refusal…hang…  All I see is new blank tab at the top which later read ‘Certificate error’ – then a couple more of them appear! I just do not have time for this so let’s try laptop (it too didn’t work on default Chrome browser this morning). Even restarting PC results in failure to connect to WP and ‘IE stopped working’, so over to Chrome on laptop – kindly bear with me:

Sat 12th Sept – Recently, a  leading authority in mainstream ultra-orthodox Judaism, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, has been giving clear, unequivocal messages the coming of the Messiah is imminent. He is urging Jews to make aliyah as soon as possible (which refers to immigrating to Israel), which is seen as higher spiritual action that can help usher in the coming of the Messiah. When asked about the timing of the Messiah’s arrival, Rabbi Kanievsky answered, “At the end of the Sabbatical year”. Several people have asked the rabbi to verify this, and he has given the same answer each time. This year is the Sabbatical year and it will end on the 29th day of Elul—which in the Gregorian calendar falls on Saturday Sept 12 (sic), 2015.

To appreciate this week’s news, in the new Hebraic Year 5776, please be sure to read that linked article in Breaking Israel News. Also, recall Zecharaia 12:10

10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. (NIV, courtesy Bible Gateway.com)

Monday 21st – William Koenig’s World Watch Daily reports and links into an opinion piece in Jerusalem Post (which my security software now reports as being suspicious! It has not done that all week!). Chief Rabbis Besmirch Christian Embassy is an apologia about an establishment familiar to us: the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem and opens as follows:

‘It is regrettable that on Yom Kippur eve, our chief rabbis have again uttered offensive remarks, this time besmirching one of Israel’s most dedicated allies and ardent supporters.

‘Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau and his Sephardi counterpart, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, have issued an extraordinary condemnation against the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ), accusing it of missionary activities and calling on Jews to boycott its 36th annual global Succot gathering in Jerusalem. The pro-Israel ICEJ was established in 1980 and is an extension of the Evangelical branch of Christianity.

‘Over the past half century, we have witnessed an exponential intensification in the Evangelical movement’s attachment to the Jewish people and Israel. This has coincided with the dramatic erosion of support for Israel from the Left and liberal sources…’

Apparently those leaders of Jewry have been beguiled and misled, like the chief priest of Jesus’ day was shoe-horned by fanatical Pharisees and Suducees – and it’s said ‘Ha Mashiach’ is coming! Isi Leibler provides a concise, instructive account of the working relationship of ICEJ with the Jewish people in Israel along with detail of last year’s Feast of Tabernacles, which was addressed by no less than Israel’s President as well as its Prime Minister! Isi fittingly concludes,

‘It is disgraceful that the Chief Rabbinate failed to verify the false allegations made against the Christian Embassy and slandered those who represent Israel’s greatest friends in the world. The chief rabbis’ churlish action shames the Jewish people, and they should apologize and withdraw their scurrilous accusations.

‘In the meantime, I have every confidence that Israelis will continue to welcome our Christian friends and express appreciation for their support. Succot is traditionally recognized as the festival on which gentiles are invited to Jerusalem, and we should be gratified that during these difficult times, Christians from all over the world will gather here to express their solidarity.

‘Indeed, we should echo the sentiments expressed by then-chief rabbi Shlomo Goren who, in 1981, blessed the Christian Embassy Succot gathering with “Bruchim habaim b’shem Adonai” – “may all of you who have come here be blessed in the name of God”.’

Tuesday 22nd – Joel Rosenberg reveals the major story untold by mainstream media: Since last Yom Kippur, millions of Jews have begun searching for the Messiah, and for atonement of their sins!! His detailed post covers not only this news but also the meaning of Yom Kippur, as well as his personal testimony of discovering the true Messiah’s identity.

To give us a handle to grasp the enormity of this ‘sea-change’ Joel outlines some more personal history:

‘When my father, who was raised an Orthodox Jew in Brooklyn, discovered in 1973 — after a careful study of the Gospel According to Luke — that Jesus of Nazareth is the long-awaited Jewish Messiah, and received the Messiah by faith, my father thought he was one of the first Jews in history who believed this. He had never met a Jewish believer in Jesus. He had never heard of such a person. And in 1973, there were fewer than 2,000 Jewish people on the planet who were followers of Jesus.

‘But today, some 300,000 Jews around the world are followers of Jesus. And millions of Jews are searching for the Messiah and thus reading the Hebrew prophecies, and comparing them with the writings of the New Testament, and trying to decide whether Jesus really is the Messiah we have desperately longed for over so many centuries.

‘Today, on Yom Kippur, you can watch short videos of Jewish people explaining how they met the Messiah.’

Therefore, I trust my readers will dig into these stories to read the full facts. Also, let’s remind ourselves that perhaps the most revered rabbi of modern times, Yitzak Kaduri, is said to have met and provided the identity of the Messiah to his followers – see Who are the Jewish people expecting?

This has been the most extremely bedevilled post I’ve blogged and needed on-going prayer. So I trust and pray you will be able to receive, read and be blessed.

PS. I was able to complete this in IE11, saving with long delays. In trying to use Chrome the connection refuses to let me log in saying the completed ‘Field is empty’  CRAZY!!! But then, what am I blogging about but the sacred purpose of our heavenly Father: the recognition of His Son by His Jewish people.  Amen – let it be so Lord.

NOW (Thursday) that it’s actually published I’ve been able to check and amend typos with normal ease and speed!!  Is that not evidence of the existence of the evil ‘prince of the air’ and its stooges?  (Friday: just a spot-check whilst out & about and everything’s running as normal – so why was everything playing up y’day just coincidental? What do you think?)

Related Reading: (Part 2 of 3) Devilish plot to pre-empt the Bible’s ‘end-game’ – also covers similar weird blockages and ‘coincidences’ when trying to blog about Iran.

Amazing help from Amazon!

In …the Lord’s up to something I referred to three electronic/electro-mechanical failures  upon returning from holiday, and that one brought a surprising outcome. Here’s what happened:

61xnnKKIrgL__SL1000_The Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation machine Nina uses for suppressing pain from her damaged spine started malfunctioning after our return! Purchased from Amazon, it’s only four months old but outside their 30-days return period, yet within statutory warranty. This pocket-sized, battery-operated device hangs from the waistband and is connected to a couple of sticky pads on either side of her spine and through which high frequency electrical impulses are delivered.

These controllable ‘tingles’ go to the brain’s pain-inhibiting mechanisms, thus blocking pain. We got the TENS in time for a week’s break in May for Nina’s first sortie away from home since the injury. Friends kindly offered us their house in Ventnor, southern-most town on the Isle of Wight. It enabled us to overlook the Channel but the drawback was the poor state of the island’s roads – at least island-wide major repair works were underway. It was another enjoyable stay ‘overseas’ by short ferry from Portsmouth.

Ventor View

The TENS machine’s especially valuable whenever required during the day. However, after our second holiday (near the IoW) Nina was needing to turn it up and then found it failed. Fortunately, there’s a second channel for anyone needing to use four pads, but upon trying it she found it, too, worked intermittently.

We needed to get a replacement urgently and so I dug my way around Amazon’s well-written but wordy help system. I was hopeful as their contact system is fairly helpful.

I had a short, text message in mind explaining the vital necessity for replacement – but, rather than deal by email, their online system showed ‘Call’ was recommended. In view of several, less than satisfactory dealings with other businesses, I swallowed hard!

But what happened next was most unexpected and pleasantly surprising. Hitting the ‘call’ button produced an almost instantaneous ring on our desk-top phone!!

I took a minute to adjust to the help assistant’s non-English accent and was amazed to learn that Janal was talking to us from Jamaica – and at Amazon’s expense of a return call!  (We loved Jamaica when we were there.) I explained the necessity of Nina having a replacement before we returned the faulty machine. Janal was most helpful and patient in arranging for cost-free delivery the very next day.

Amazon’s service in quickly providing a replacement under warranty was matchless.

THAT’S how to conduct business in a Kingdom manner – very well done Amazon!

Prophetic eagles are gathering

Eagle-eyed by John Mark Long: courtesy www.propheticartists.com

This potent daily ‘Lion Bites’ from Glasgow Prophetic Centre not only resonates deeply within but was also encouraging for elsewhere, as noted below.:

GATHERING OF EAGLES

‘I see a gathering of eagles in the sky, joining together one after another, heading in the same direction and covering the land – positioned wing tip to wing tip. There are so many gathering that they fill the sky as they come together. It is a powerful picture.

‘And I heard the Lord say,

“You who hear my voice, my prophetic warriors. I am gathering you together in this season to bring a covering to the land – to fly with the leading of my Spirit and move together. I am not looking for lone voices but I am gathering you as one”.

‘This is a time for us to raise our voices as one to speak the Word of the Lord. God is looking for people like you who can hear, listen and know His voice and then release what He is saying in this hour. God is bringing a covering to the land from you who speak forth His Word.

‘The Lord is encouraging you, as one who hears God, to gather together with others as one – in the natural, as well as in spirit. I see a large number of small gatherings and even larger gatherings across the earth of those who are hungry to hear from God and release the prophetic word together. Some of you are to actually call the gatherings, others of you are to attend gatherings. It is in this gathered place that the Lord will release His Word for the covering of the land in which you live. God will give you clarity as you seek Him on timings and locations.

‘So gather and release the word of God! It is time! The eagles are gathering!’

Psalm 68:11
The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng…

1 Samuel 19:20
…and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying and Samuel standing as head over them, the Spirit of God came on the messengers of Saul and they also prophesied.

Notes:

  1. Amen. This reverberates deep within because of what happened the first time  I encountered practical teaching on prophecy, which explains Why I’m Writing. The teacher gave personal words for each workshop attendee in turn and when she came to me her eyes stood out on stalks ‘looking’ at a big eagle over me!
  2. This word was issued on Friday 18th and, dining out with friends that evening, I learned that Russ was leading a conference on Prophetic Healing Prayer the next day. So I sent him the above word, prayed for his day, and he said it went much better than expected! Thank you Lord.

[Eagle-Eyed by John Mark Long, detail thereof: courtesy www.propheticartists.com]

Sept 2015, Rosh Hashanah 5776: a word on the Bride and the Lion of Judah

Continuing from the previous post and for what they may be worth, here’s my personal comments upon the extensive prophetic word brought by Johnny Enlow. Read it in full with graphics by clicking the following title’s link to The Elijah List – or, if continuous text is easier, read it here on Facebook.

You may think this post’s title isn’t directly relevant to the material, but it came to mind as I split what was originally one long piece into two posts because this ‘most potent’ word warrants more prominence. Only after its publication did I reflect upon and query the title, but then realised the prophetic promises and Johnny’s thoughts are all part of the Bride’s preparatory training to become like our Lord and Bridegroom. Later, one of the most powerful dreams I’ve ever had brought a personal validation of these words.:

ROSH HASHANAH 5776: THE YEAR YOU WILL ROAR

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“This September 14, 2015 begins a most remarkable year on the Hebraic Calendar that will exceed the expectations of even the most optimistic kingdom observer. Having finished three 7-year cycles (1994-2001, 2001-2008, 2008-2015 – see Rosh Hashanah 2014 word) we now enter into the fourth and defining 7 year period, that has birthed the age of the restoration of all things (Acts 3:21), and that has released a majestic Era of Renaissance (see my brand-new book: ‘7 Mountain Renaissance: Vision and Strategy Through 2050’).

“A pertinent scripture for this year and for the subsequent era is Daniel 12:3.

Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever.

Those who are wise enough to understand the brilliance of Papa’s narrative for this day will position themselves to be able to shine as bright as the sky.”

Johnny continues by contrasting the perceptive perspectives of Caleb & Joshua and the 10 others sent to spy out the Promised Land. What he states about Caleb and his better ‘vision’ speaks straight into the personal word I was given last Autumn by Dale Mast, as recounted here.

It is essential for us to grasp, note and apply Johnny’s explanation of this, viz:

“The 10 spies saw through trouble-shooting lenses, Caleb saw through treasure-hunting lenses. We are in a ten-year window where it is imperative we gain Caleb vision. Caleb vision is against our nature. It is counterintuitive. It is even Pollyannish (sic). It is what is required for reformers of society who truly want to enter into their own prophetic promises. You are going to learn to trust your spirit eyes above your natural eyes and to almost automatically doubt your natural eyes. Media reports and projections will often give you clues as to the OPPOSITE of what God is really doing and as to what kingdom is actually ferociously advancing.”

He then provides examples of God’s reality behind perceived threats of radical Islam:

“These are just two examples of where the mainline Media can lead you to believe the opposite of what is actually taking place. We have needed corrective lenses as to true reality and some are ahead in the process and some are behind. We must learn to go on His reports or we will remain confused, anxious and disoriented.”

Next, he reminds readers of having shared for several years a prophetic time sequence of three definitive progressions: 1) Awakening. 2) Arising. 3) Shining.  After reviewing the first two he writes:

“The third season is Shining and it begins this Rosh Hashanah.  Now begins the extended season of “Shining as Bright as the Sky” and it is now where we begin to contend in earnest for the nations as our inheritance.”

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Towards the close of this extensive prognostication, Johnny makes an interesting claim that may apply to our poor weather of late – and we should note September’s extreme, unusual weather in Israel, especially over Rosh Hashana! (Breaking Israel News, “It felt like the Apocalypse”). The intense desert storms there and across Saudi Arabia, both centres of their respective faiths, could indicate the Holy Spirit is about to blow strongly throughout the Jewish and Muslim world. This is what Johnny Enlow writes:

“I believe that where the unusual rains come this next year will be a sign where God is at work in an unusual way. Global centers of reformation will arise from places that get inundated by El Nino (The Child in Spanish, named after Jesus, as the phenomenon was first noted by fishermen off the coast of Peru around Christmas time) and so where the natural showcases excess rain there we will also see abundant spiritual rains about to develop….”

There’s such a lot in this forecast, especially on how he believes the economy will move and I particularly note his sound emphasis on October as being the month of surprises,  which fits my understanding of economic cycles outlined in Cycles & The Bible. This will be covered in my proposed review of forecasts for September.  I note Johnny’s remark on the power of making negative decrees.

My quoting extracts simply cannot do justice to such an extensive, profound forecast. Do read the full account, as linked above, asking the Lord to help you weigh with  discernment.

Image credits:

  1. Roaring lion image courtesy of Discerningthetimes.me
  2. Sunburst by Serge Bertasius Photography, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

Sept 2015, Rosh Hashanah 5776: a new start, the Lord’s up to something

How can I be sure? The ‘gremlins’ have been playing up!  As sure as eggs are eggs, when there’s some sort of spiritual opposition we know we’re walking with the Lord and by His Spirit. It’s as though there’s a directly proportional resistance to His activity.

That is, when He’s about to do a new thing and make changes in our lives, opposition reacts and plays up – the more pronounced that is then we watch for the Lord doing something or moving in our lives. (See below.)

Fascinating that it’s happened to us last weekend (12/13th) and into this week. It’s the start of a new year according to the Hebraic calendar and is called ‘The Head of the Year’ (Rosh Hashanah), marking the beginning of the civil calendar for year 5776 and which starts the seventh month of their religious calendar. This, and other festivals, do not originate in the Jews themselves but in the Lord, for He ordained it as one of seven sacred feasts for His Hebraic people to observe.

Therefore, many Christians appreciate the significance of Rosh Hashanah and the next ten ‘Days of Awe’: it’s a call to ‘wake up!’, spend time in self-examination, reconciliation and repentance, in turning back to the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel.

Our own issues are just another shower of ‘jigsaw pieces’ from a grand design in the Lord’s plans, albeit detail of which entails awkward as well as enjoyable events.

In between at least four weeks of unusually cool, wet weather we took a short break in Boscombe, overlooking the Channel and Isle of Wight to the east. The week was ‘wall-to-wall’ warmth and sunshine – fantastic, thank you Lord.

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We returned home looking forward to continuing in holiday mood over last weekend. But that was not to be. We found a freezer full of soggy food! Most disheartening for Nina as her energy and time spent preparing home-grown vegetables and baking desserts, making meals and selecting meats was nugatory – everything had to be binned.

Interesting to learn, however, upon re-ordering meat from a local farmer’s shop that they’d heard the same thing happened to three other customers. (Their gristle and fat-free cuts cost the same as but are much better than that of supermarkets.)

Then, we found the washing machine wouldn’t work after the first load finished!!

Next, Nina’s essential electrical transcutaneous pain-suppressing machine that eases the effects of her collapsed spine started to malfunction!!! That’s a most surprising story for telling another time…

That barrage of events kept ideas of blogging buried in the back of my brain. But I noted a comment from Australia about my testimony and recalled over that weekend it as the anniversary of a highly personal September to remember.

DSC_7353SO I reposted that account late last Monday, after having dismantled the washing machine to get at its printed circuit board and locate the four push-button array. I found each finger-tip size exterior button to have a Y-shaped plastic ‘spring’ enabling it to touch a tiny button on the pcb and return it into place.  After five years’ frequent usage the two top hinges to the start button’s Y-piece had snapped off, as shown.

It was time for another ‘witty invention’ like that for repairing this PC’s start button – it’s held in place with ‘blu-tac’!  So I took a small metal paper-clip, twisted it into a spring-shape and lodged it into the push button.  The machine works fine now 🙂

That Monday-Tuesday night torrential rain showers badly disturbed sleep – the noise twice wound up our cat for an hour or so as though she’d been spooked.

Even so, and despite having left September to take care of itself after my several blogs, it seems the Lord is definitely up to something, as heard by various prophetical folk. My intention was to check their various claims later against actual events.

Meanwhile in Scotland

Eventually, it was time to catch up with my email’s in-tray and I read and reposted the  latest ‘Lion Bite’, Turnaround Day. As I worked through the list I saw a notice of last weekend’s conference in Glasgow and enquired of David & Emma Stark about that ‘Bite’. I was told that, without recalling and thus independently of Rosh Hashana, she’d had a distinct sense of Tuesday 15th being a significant day. (In view of Emma’s association with Dr Sharon Stone I’ve witnessed her strong gifting.)

Therefore, in reposting that Lion Bite I included a brief note to the conference with  David’s tip about Johnny Enlow’s Facebook for fuller details. There, he gives a very detailed prophetical word that I comment upon in the next post.

Jesus wants us to ask Him the right questions

The Australian Prophetic Council published the following word on 9th September brought by prophetic teacher and revivalist Amanda Wells of Brisbane. It conveys a profound, provocative reminder and reasons to change our perspective – I’m reminded of a popular motto worn on a bracelet stating ‘WWJD’ – ‘What Would Jesus Do?

We Are Asking The Wrong Questions

Amanda WellsThis week I had an encounter where I was taken again into the room where the Trinity were talking and strategising.

As I walked in they called me over to a massive table where they were talking and included me in the conversation. Jesus spoke to me and said, “Sometimes the Church are not asking the right questions, We long to give the wisdom of insight when they ask the right questions”.

He went on to say, “Many in the Church assume We are angry, and We are judging the Nations, We are neither, we are not judging Australia, UK, Europe or USA. But when we aren’t asked what WE ARE DOING in the midst of the affairs of earth, assumptions can be made and they will miss Our heart for all that is happening in the world right now”.

Jesus said to me, “We desire Our Bride to ask us why certain issues are so highlighted in the earth today, and what is the strategy of Heaven to bring transformation and reformation, not to debate as to right and wrong, as this was never the intention. To change the world My Bride need to seek ways to bring the environment into a position where it is under the influence of the kingdom, and it all begins with asking a DIFFERENT question.

“We are dismayed that instead of asking, why same sex marriage is a highlighted issue, and the perspective of Heaven in this, which is to create the greatest awakening the nations have ever seen, at times the wrong answers have been given to unasked questions of US!

“There is a massive population shift at present and the church need to ask Us what We are doing, they are moved with compassion BUT there are unasked questions and the church, if they do not ask correctly, will miss the ability to adjust their Nation’s economy to Heaven’s alignment”.

Jesus said to me, “Australia, Britain, France and Germany this is your time, you have been moved with compassion, but don’t miss the keys We want to download to you, so as to align the Nations for the greatest revival, transformation and reformation ever seen. The Nations have been pregnant with promise for a long time and now the birthing has occurred, what will you do with those who come? What is Our intention in the mass movement of people?”

Jesus went on to explain to me how the right question can be a disruptive agent that will cut through into new levels of understanding and unveil deeper and richer thoughts that will create transformation in our Nation.

What is with the Questions?

Jesus asked 307 questions, but was only asked 183!

When someone was caught in sin, or needed healing, Jesus responded by asking a question! “Woman where are your accusers?” Let’s think about it, in reality she had no idea! When Jesus asked the question, “Who touched Me?” a woman responded quickly knowing many were touching Him, and her response drew an answer; the disciples however, did not understand the power of the right question!

The enemy knows the power of the RIGHT questions and this is why he is shutting all questions down in our nations and spheres of influence. He is intimidating people with fear from asking questions and this way he shuts down supernatural solutions!

The Power of a Wrong Question

When Jesus came into the Temple (sic; synagogue) and read from Isaiah 61, everyone present sat mesmerised. God had been silent for 400 years, 10 generations, they had only heard routine and the form of religion and suddenly the atmosphere changed, it became electric as He read the words that came from the heart of the Father, they became Spirit and life. For the first time they encountered God’s presence and sensed individual Divine Significance believing that God had called them and suddenly they recognised their value.

Then someone said, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”
A simple question was asked and none of them were mature enough to answer it!

The question brought them all back to earth, shifted the atmosphere and that city, Nazareth became known as the City of unbelief!

He Told Me The Answer on His Lips.

“Ask Me what I am doing as Same Sex Marriage is highlighted, as Refugees are pouring out of Nations and teeming into other nations, and in the economic instability”.

He said to me, “All of these happenings are the churches biggest opportunity to see the greatest Reformation, but if My bride gives their own answer and not ask Me the questions, then Nations will miss this great opportunity. A child asks questions, so My bride must come to Me with the impassioned questioning of youth”.

Before the encounter finished I heard the Lord say, “I’m preparing the earth, each and every nation for the greatest awakening the earth has ever seen, repositioning people, families, governments, financial institutions, courts and I’m releasing a new thing”.

Australia we are on the verge of revival and awakening in every sphere of influence. Acts 3:19-21 says Jesus isn’t going to return until the restoration of all things that were spoken by the prophets since the beginning of time.

The first prophetic word in Genesis 1:28. is about to be fulfilled, as we are enter a season of unprecedented restoration and reconciliation, and we’ll see the Joseph’s, Joshua’s and Daniels arise in our midst!

Are we asking the right questions, seeking the unusual answers and not presuming we know everything already!

We have the keys to truths that will set our nation free…… Let’s use them wisely!

Notes:

  1. In my opinion, the above word plugs into how Jesus taught us to pray to Father: “Your kingdom; let it come. Your will; let it be done on earth…”.  And how are we to know His will? We should ask Him!  The Kingdom belongs to those of ‘child-like’ trusting character – those who freely ask all sorts of questions.
  2. I’m reminded my earthly dad often responded to me, “You’re always asking why? why? why?”  So it’s time to get back into that mode.
  3. See also the prophetic word Amanda brought for the UK, “The Nation Will Turn” at the close of Weighing Waves, Tsunami & Tornado and a Turning of the Tide.

Turnaround Day – a prophetic word on global systems

Johnny EnlowGlasgow Prophetic Centre’s guest speaker at last weekend’s Autumn conference was Johnny Enlow.  I blogged here and here on prophetic words he brought for the UK in 2012. In 2009 he wrote in the closing chapter ‘2015 and Beyond’ of his ground-breaking book ‘The Seven Mountain Mandate’.:

This book has focused mainly on the seven-year period from Rosh Hashanah 2008 to Rosh Hashanah 2015…but this is just the beginning. God will continue working well beyond 2015. Starting with Rosh Hashanah of 2015, a seismic shift will take place in the same way that the seven years of plenty ended in Egypt… 

Thus, today’s ‘Lion Bite’ is related to that and is offered, like all prophetic words, for your careful weighing with scripture and what you believe the Lord is saying:

TURNAROUND DAY

Lion-Bites-logo-2012‘In the past seven-year period God has been dismantling some worldly systems and structures that are not of Him. He has been doing this so that these man-made systems might be replaced by Heaven-inspired and designed administrations, structures and systems. (It is not that the old systems will go completely but that God is building better, alongside the man-made structures). In His grace and because of His great mercy for us, His church, He is continuing this process in our midst in these days and we need to be rightly aligned with Him and His structures as we go forward into this new season of God’s calendar.

‘You may have been feeling this dismantling personally. Take heart – this might indicate that you are right in season!

‘As the beginning of this week (Rosh Hashanah – the beginning of the seventh month of the Jewish calendar and ‘Head of the Year’) marked the end of the previous seven-year period, we are now moving into a time ahead where God is breaking down specific man-made systems at speed. His hand is already very much on old church structures and systems, along with other structures in the world but in these coming days God is particularly highlighting the world’s economic systems.

‘I heard the Holy Spirit say that we had reached a ‘turnaround’ day this week – and the spiritual effect of this has the appearance of a severe earthquake. Expect this ‘earthquake’ to particularly affect economic systems in the nations.

‘But God is saying that if we, the church, align with Him and spiritually ‘disconnect’ from the world’s economic systems we will not be severely dismantled financially, as those in the world will.

‘This dismantling will begin this month and gain momentum over the years ahead but if we the church secure ourselves to our ‘Rock’ we will not be shaken.’

Psalm 64:10 – Let the righteous rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in Him

‘To align yourself and your family with God’s economy and His way of doing economics can we encourage you to pray around the following themes in these days ahead?

  1. Repent (turnaround) where pursuit of money and the economic system has been idolised in anyway – treating it as saviour. Ask for – and align with – treasures in heaven (Matthew 6:19-21).
  2. Repent (turnaround) for any way in which you have not honoured God financially – ask God where and how God would have you sow financially in the future,
  3. Ask God for a ‘personal finance strategy’ for this economic dismantling season we are entering into – how does this turnaround affect how you steward your finances? Is it time to seek strategies to clear debt? Should you give and sow strategically? Do you invest money – where, and into which projects?

‘Do not be afraid! Turnaround. Choose to align with God – His truth, justice and righteousness – in these days ahead and fix your eyes on Him, our Rock and Strong Tower.’

Habakkuk 2:14
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.

Notes:

  1. On his Facebook page Johnny quite clearly states that there would be NO Rosh Hashanah stock market crash!
  2. UK_200pxThe reference to dismantling and the church securing itself to ‘The Rock’ reminds me of the open vision of Britain I had in 2004. It looked as though painted upon a used old sack of coal. I sensed the Lord say our society is so rotten it could easily be torn apart, just like that rotten sacking. I then saw the land tear open but out of the gigantic rip down the centre of England arose a massive rock. Its position was that of the Pennines, the hill-chain known as ‘the backbone of Britain’  (see Comments upon the collapse of Society).
  3. Item 2’s reference to ‘sowing’ may link into my Vision on sowing into the Kingdom.

A September to remember: my encounter with aliens, Hell and Jesus Christ

What’s with September? Two Septembers were life-changing for me – the first, when I was born – the second was radical too, but not the same as being ‘born again’. (That spiritual event came later.)

The new one came a week before ‘life-long’ one’s 42nd anniversary – moreover, it’s of direct relevance to everyone no matter their age, status, race, religion or none!

This is because it’s about our personal post-mortem existence – it’s essential that every living person learns about and knows beyond any doubt or question what their own PME will be like. The death of teenagers a little older than myself made me realise the necessity of searching out the truth of this taboo. My search led me astray and put me in a personally perilous place. But I believed it was a sensible solution and situation – I didn’t know how wrong I was. 

Decades later in September 1989, I was confronted by the consequences of those decisions upon my PME (post-mortem existence) – a terrifying insight!

Last night, 13/14th September, was the 26th anniversary of my life-changing encounter with the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

Only hours earlier I’d more or less told a young chap half my age to go away and not cross my doorstep again. Actually, that earthly visitor did return and I got to know him better as a result of that night’s heavenly visitor – and I learned his birthday’s the same as mine!  (Coincidence or God-incidence? – you decide.)

In view of my deep experience over many years I’d decided the youngster’s discussion about Christianity was a complete waste of time. But what happened a few hours later  remains vividly etched within me. So it must be exceptionally significant. Come back in time with me as I describe what happened whilst I slept, as I recorded soon afterwards in a testimony entitled:

‘More Than A Dream’

I find myself in the lounge of my childhood home and am in front of the large casement window abutting one corner of the room.  I look up into the inky, dark night sky.

A small flotilla of large, wingless aircraft drifts slowly across from left to right at high altitude and I groan, “Oh…not that flying saucer nonsense. I must be dreaming!”  (Occasionally in dreams I’d be aware of dreaming and could change the scenario.)

I’m sceptical about the existence of UFO’s, but now another ‘fleet’ appears from the right and heads towards the first.

Now, the dream changes gear (rather, goes up a level) from the normal mixture of mental material > to that of absolutely convincing lucidity:

The ‘light goes on’!  In my ‘knower’, I realise the first fleet is demonic and the second is masses of angels under the command of Jesus Christ. (I did not believe in unidentified flying objects and aliens, but I regarded Jesus as one of many world teachers – I didn’t know Jesus appeared as the commander of the Lord’s host, or angels, to Joshua when outside Jericho. Here, I can’t see any other ‘persons’ but have ‘inner knowledge’ of the situation.)

I think I’m about to watch an amazing heavenly battle…but…OH NO!  Somehow, I now know Jesus has espied me far down below and is coming down directly towards me!

All I see is a distant bright light very rapidly getting brighter and larger as it drops down to my location, just like an airliner approaching a runway to land at night. 

Instantly, I realise my life has been one of sin that contrasts starkly against Jesus’ own holiness. Right away I realise what’s claimed about the Judgement is true – but mine is about to happen right now!

Beyond any doubt I realise my involvement in the occult was most definitely wrong. Consequently, I deserve the undesirable abode!

“My number’s up!” I groan, inwardly trembling in knowing I’m about to die at any moment and an invisible trapdoor I’m standing on will drop me straight into hell.

Uttermost mortal terror strikes and I dive right under the drop-leaf table in the other  corner of the room to hide from Jesus. But he knows where I’m hiding and swoops down straight through the wall at the side of the window to stand in my room and right beside the table!

Cowering under the table with my back turned towards him, I glance over my shoulder and see him from the waist down, his face out of sight above the table.

Most unexpectedly, somehow I have the courage to reach my hand out backwards to grab at the hem of Jesus’ robe…

>> As I tug, the event goes into yet another level of revelation regarding my childhood…Then I awake! Thoroughly alert, further sleep eludes me!

The event reminds me of an evocative small picture that impressed me as a child – the return of Jesus Christ:

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Later I understand that my terror had been ‘the fear of God’ brought through the Holy Spirit in convicting me of my personal sinfulness (ie. wrongdoing) and, thus, preparing me to receive God’s grace (ie. undeserved favour).

Also,  what happened when I touched Jesus proves He’s intimately acquainted with the private details of my thoughts when a little boy.  The last moments of the dream show He will topple my childish concepts of Him and thus hint at their being replaced with a sure knowledge of His true identity.

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love” (Psalm 111). Mercifully, He plucked me from the domain of darkness to bring me into His own realm and to receive its blessings – I deserved none. Truly, ‘Amazing Grace’ – how awesome and wonderful..!

As a result of the most remarkable dream I’d ever had, I carefully reconsidered all my New Age notions. Meditational and mystical exercises had resulted in my having some unusual, ‘psychic’ dreams, but none whatsoever like this one.

The only remotely similar dream was that of an ‘altered’ state of consciousness known as ‘nirvana’, or bliss, where I’d been taken behind its alluring golden light.  However, ecstasy then turned to abject terror at the sight of an approaching hideous, devouring beast of blackness far worse than any nightmare!  (I didn’t take drugs.)  In this dream, however, fear had been overcome by Jesus himself and his wonderful mercy and love – and pervasive peace.

Confirmation that the event was real would come some years later from an unexpected source (click to continue reading).

Notes:

  1. This dream account was one of this blog’s early posts published under the title, ‘Death or Destiny?’.  The first part of what happened on 13th Sept 1989 is told in An Earthly Visitor. My full testimony appears in No 7 & My Journey into Freedom.
  2. My remark about ‘UFOs’ relates to Erich von Daniken’s bestselling Chariots of the Gods and similar books. Previously, I’d once dreamt of their being demonic and much more recently learned that the renowned researcher Dr J Allen Hynek came to the same conclusion later in his life.