On return after the long weekend I found two emails about similar visions of great blessing upon the land and people now we’re being freed from the shackles of slavery to the EU. This from Angela Jelf was sent on Friday morning:
‘Thought I would email you about an experience (or series of God-incidences) I had on Monday. Whilst driving I was singing along to a Bethel Worship CD. ONE of the songs on the album is instrumental so I began to sing out my own song to God. It became a prophetic prayer over Britain. As I sang, I saw in my mind’s eye a map of the British Isles, and suddenly, from the south and going upwards into the North, I saw flowers springing up all over the place and beginning to unfurl their petals, just like in those films you sometimes see that have been speeded up. (Heard a prophecy about things happening quickly recently…what would have taken seven years will take seven months and what would have taken seven months will take seven days.)
I felt this was to do with our coming away from the EU and that something has/or will begin to change in the UK. The land will bloom and blossom once again as we are cut off from a kind of spiritual ‘shade’ that’s been over us. It was a beautiful picture which reminded me of The Secret Garden, where the locked up garden has fallen into neglect and the children find the key to the door and begin to clear away the branches and the brambles and leaves and let the light back in.
As I kept singing I began to declare that as a prophetic sign we would begin to see and hear reports of an increase in all sorts of wildlife that hasn’t been seen in years – I particularly sensed and called out an increase in butterflies, birds and beetles.
Before going to bed on Monday night, I felt intrigued. Had there been a decline in British Wildlife in recent years? Curiously I typed into Google “UK wildlife in decline over last 40 years” (I typed 40 yrs deliberately knowing we’ve been EU members for roughly 40 yrs) & to my surprise I found report after report. Yes, there has been a hugely significant decline in wildlife – specifically butterflies and birds and specifically over the last 40 years!
The Essex Skipper, the Small Heath, The Wall butterfly, the Marsh Fritillary, and many others have experienced up to a 76 percent decline in abundance or occurrence over last four decades (according to an article on the Butterfly Conservation Website, dated 14 Dec, 2015).
It’s the same sad story with birds: Willow Tits, Turtle doves, Cuckoos, Starlings, Lapwings and Grey Partridges falling into ‘shocking’ decline over past forty years, not to mention the sparrow.
When I saw the Turtle Dove mentioned, I had a feeling it was a bird found in scripture. I fell asleep thinking: ” I think it’s in Song of Solomon”.
In the morning I woke up early and grabbed my Bible and found the reference: (I could hardly believe how apt it was!)’
“Arise my darling, my beautiful one, and come along,
For behold, the winter is past and the rain is over and gone,
The flowers have already appeared in the land,
The time has arrived for the pruning of the vines,
And the voice of the Turtledove has been heard in our land
The fig tree has ripened its figs,
And the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance”
‘I immediately relayed this experience to my mum, and she in turn shared it at her prayer group. ONE of the members of the prayer group got in touch the very next day to say that whilst she was telling her husband about my experience, a butterfly flew into her conservatory and remained there all afternoon.’ (As shown.)
Also, that sister in the Lord had received an exceptionally helpful quotation of the Song of Solomon (The Passion Translation). Angela continues:
‘I know this is a long story but I am convinced that God is going to do this! Listen out for reports over the next few years of an increase in butterflies and birds! And keep praying/declaring that Britain will be freed from the entangling branches of the EU. I believe He will restore the years the locusts have eaten and Great Britain will once again flourish in abundance!’
Yesterday, seeking Angela’s permission to publish I told her the other incoming email has a new prophetic word on Britain and which confirms what she’s saying!
Meanwhile, today’s inspiration from Glasgow Prophetic Centre re-affirms both visions:
God’s Glory In Everything – Lion Bites Tues 26th July
Don’t wait for the rare and mighty explosions of power but see that my power is manifest all around you! It is not only in the mighty signs that you will find me but my power and glory is in manifest in you and all around you.
Let me open your eyes to see the wonder in every moment today, the intricacies of life that surround you. When you really look you will see the glory that I have deposited in other people. Also, notice my glory in the food that grows and finds itself to your table, rejoice in the glory that is revealed by the sun rising every day and in the wild flowers by the road side.
Be still, open your heart, allow me to reveal my glory – not just in the explosions but even in the gentlest of ways.
Psalm 19:1 – The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.