Continuing from Part 1 on Britain’s new leadership and ongoing politico-spiritual battle:
FOUR weeks ago this morning the heavens opened up and drenched London and south east England, leading to some localised flooding. Despite the inundation there was a most surprising, record turnout to vote on the UK’s membership in the European Union.
The tables were turned on the government’s ‘Remain’ camp with tumultuous turmoil like a tidal wave across the British and European political spectrum.
Who’d have thought four weeks later we have a new Prime Minister and a wisely chosen Cabinet who are preparing to loose the UK’s moorings and make ‘full-steam ahead’ away from the EU. In fact, the lady-in-charge, Theresa May stood with her predecessor David Cameron’s campaign for Britain to Remain but has now done an “About-turn!”
A fortnight ago the Lord impressed upon Simon Braker and Veronika West the most urgent necessity of intercessory prayer against the spiritual forces strongly contending against His will being done by Britain leaving the EU.
This came in the midst of the many profoundly encouraging words and visions from the Lord about the new things He’s doing and bringing us into. It’s as though He’s hearing and will soon respond to intercessory repentance on behalf of our grossly rebellious sinfulness. (Recommended reading: The Daniel Prayer; Prayer that Moves Heaven and Changes Nations by Anne Graham-Lotz – Billy Graham’s daughter.)
Two weeks ago today three Davids emailed me stressing what Veronika had received the previous day, Wednesday 6th July, namely.:
WATCH! A FIERCE BATTLE RAGES OVER ACTIVATION OF ARTICLE 50
This afternoon the Holy Spirit stopped me in my tracks and spoke these words to me,
“Daughter Watch! For there is a fierce battle raging over the Activation of ‘Article 50’ in this hour”!!
At first I did not understand what I was hearing but as I began to prayer and intercede the Holy Spirit immediately began to reveal to me the powerful significance of the Number 50 and how it directly and prophetically correlates with ‘Article 50’ being activated in our Nation which will bring to completion our Exit from the EU.
The following scripture was quickened to me by the Holy Spirit, “That fiftieth year shall be a JUBILEE to you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine. (Leviticus 25:11)
Prophetically Fifty (50) is the number of JUBILEE or DELIVERANCE. The number Fifty (50) points us to completion, deliverance and total restoration following seven cycles of seven years.
In Leviticus 25:8-55, we see special instruction given in the fiftieth year. It was a key prophetic time and season for the Israelites to celebrate, rejoice and be jubilant. The fiftieth (50) year is known as the Year of Jubilee when the Israelites were told to “proclaim liberty throughout all the land.”
I believe Here is one of our first instructions as a praying Nation in this hour; WE NEED TO PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND.
In the fiftieth (50) Year Debts were considered paid in full, slaves were released and the land was returned to the proper owners.
Here is our second instruction in this hour; AS A NATION WE NEED TO PROCLAIM DEBTS PAID IN FULL, RELEASE TO THOSE HELD IN CAPTIVITY AND THAT LAND WOULD BE RETURNED TO THE PROPER OWNERS IN THIS HOUR AND SEASON OF JUBILEE…!
According to the Jewish calendar we have Prophetically entered into the “Year of Jubilee and Deliverance”.
In this Nation there is a battle that is raging over our Jubilee and Deliverance in this hour, I submit that Satan has endeavoured to cause a delay and many detours in ‘Article 50’ from being activated because he knows that as soon as this happens as Nation will see the FULL MANIFESTATION OF OUR JUBILEE, DELIVERANCE AND RESTORATION COMING TO PASS.
THIS MUST BE OUR DECLARATION IN THIS HOUR; This is the Year of Jubilee for people of the United Kingdom, we will be liberated, restored and reformed.
God wants the people of this Great Nation to be FREE, FRUITFUL AND FULLY RESTORED, Jesus spoke these words: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim RELEASE to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind to set FREE those who are downtrodden, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord” (Luke 4:8-9).
Therefore, “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there IS liberty!” (2 Corinthians 3:17)
Let us Pray, Decree and Declare that every weapon of delay, division and diversion formed by the enemy over ‘Article 50’ from being activated would be rendered powerless and ineffective.
Simon Braker responds as follows on Facebook. (Thank you Suzanne Payne of Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival):
This is the word of the Lord. I’ve had a growing burden over the last few days that the there is an attack against our nation’s independence and that the vote has had a massive impact on the enemy’s plans for Europe not just the UK. We must pray for God’s perfect will to be done, I sense if the vote was overturned there will be unrest in the UK at a level none or at least few of us have ever seen
Pray Pray Pray!..
And speak blessing over the UK and do not post or like anything that is dishonouring it’s a demonic place to deepen the hurts! We must lay aside our own wants and stand as one!
The other words she brought on strengthening of the prophetic during first week of July mirror what was happening that week at Shake The Nation’s Legacy Conference. I was blessed that Nathan Morris put his hand on me whilst preaching and decreed, “Release!”. The final session included awe-filled worship then lengthy silence as we touched heaven.
On the conference middle day worship leader Lydia Marrow went into powerful prophecy on what she was seeing. This was similar to what I’d been seeing since the first night of worship – and it confirmed the live-broadcast action that sparked Nina into being struck by Holy Spirit during Trooping the Colour.
However, home events prevented my covering that material from Veronika on Thursday; in particular, because that from Charlie Shamp took precedence as I’d been looking for something new from him the previous day. And sure enough, in came his latest: The Lion Has Roared And The Eagle Will Fly.
UPDATE ON ARTICLE 50
The above prophetic word encourages intercessors to take seriously the vital importance of Article 50 being applied for formal talks to start on Britain leaving the EU. Therefore, this section presents brief excerpts/quotes with links for further information.
Full Fact, the UK’s independent fact-finding charity, presents a few questions and answers about Article 50 in Ask Full Fact: Brexit in Court. The first answer explains:
‘A number of different people are challenging the way in which the PM plans to implement the referendum vote to leave the European Union. Their claims are about whether Parliament needs to pass legislation before the UK can leave. The High Court decided today that these claims should be heard together in October.
Legal Cheek brings ‘impartial news about the law and the legal profession in the UK with punchy commentary’. In a 16 minutes exclusive interview, leading legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg shares his analysis of this issue. Legal Cheek’s covering note says early signs are, ‘activation of Article 50 won’t be blocked — but anything is possible — rumours are flying fast around legal London about whether this claim by a hairdresser could block Brexit…constitutional implications of this decision could be enormous.’ (Thank you Jonathan Ely at Why Leave The EU?).
During yesterday’s joint press conference with Mrs Theresa May, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is reported to have said Britain is right to “wait a moment” before beginning the formal process of leaving the EU. Also, that we are entitled to “carefully consider” our position before invoking Article 50, which triggers formal exit talks. (Telegraph 21 July front page: Merkel warns May not to rush into leaving Europe).
On page 5 of Monday’s Telegraph in I can block UK exit from Europe, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is reported as conceding to BBC One’s Andrew Marr that she can dictate the timing of a British exit. On Friday, Prime Minister Theresa May had said she won’t trigger Article 50 until all the devolved nations of the UK agree.
So there’s plenty to pray about and bring before the Lord – and to watch what happens!
In Part 3 we will look at the 3 years-old prophecies about this battle and why it makes Britain special in the Lord’s purposes.
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