A surprising 20 years-old memory got resurrected on musing over a scripture from a reader, itself arising from the impact of reading a prophetic word received about a cloud formation shaped like mainland Britain! So could the Lord have plugged them together?
Perhaps you too have been mulling over and seeking Him about that remarkable cloud and His alerting Chris Bennett that He’s “about to move as never before – cleansing and preparing for revival”. If unfamiliar with that word you may wish to read it first and be in a better position to follow my musings:
When reading what Chris brought, one my friends far over the ‘Pond’ out in Tucson, Tony Puccio, had a vision of graves being opened! His comment quotes Jesus’ well-known remark…
Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice. Take this to prayer Richard but I saw as I was reading this graves being opened. Hence the above scripture reference to those in their graves hearing His voice.’
I replied that very promise of Jesus had been stressed in John Kilpatrick’s recent teaching upon Things You Need To Know About The Soon Coming Of Christ. However, in blogging Chris’ words I hadn’t had the luxury of digesting their content, so ran off a hard-copy to read over lunch. Only then did I take especial notice of its photo:
I sensed a number of things from the photo. Supposing that Tony may have had picked up on that too, I reply, “…you probably had this impression of opening graves because the photo clearly depicts a great subterranean burst of power – as when Holy Spirit revived Jesus in the grave!”
However, Tony clarifies with, “I saw that but that is not, at least to my knowledge, what gave me the vision. I was seeing it as I was reading your posting“ (emphasis mine).
Therefore, I followed his recommendation of taking the verse and vision to the Lord and I contemplated the whole of the fifth chapter in the Gospel of John to get the verse into full context and thus put my mind into the scenario.
Jesus was being harassed by the Jewish leaders because He’d not only healed a man on a Sabbath but also instructed him to carry his mat, a forbidden activity on that day. Jesus told them He does only what He sees the Father doing and explained their relationship. Also, that it’s He himself who is the one in whom judgement is entrusted as everyone is expected to honour the Father and Jesus too, because the Father had sent Him to them.
It is a highly inspirational teaching and puts the words Chris Bennett received into a fresh light and that we’re not to marvel at such prophecy:
“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, the time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself. And He has given him authority to judge because He is the Son of Man.
“Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear His voice and come out – those who have done good will rise to live and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned…” (John 5:24-29 NIV)
Further meditation directed me to the stark contrast between light and dark in that photo. It highlights and contrasts the demonic darkness in our land with the glory of God, as though it’s going to burst through and dissipate the deep evil that broods over and directs the rampant ungodliness and badness overflowing like open sewers across too many parts of our nation, especially from the mass-media.
I’m reminded of prophetical claims 15-20 years ago by church leaders across Reading that satanic opposition would arise against Christians, not as may be anticipated from jihadists but from humanistic secularists and politicians. In those days, if not earlier, I had a vivid dream of believers taking refuge within Greyfriars Church in the town centre. The doors were locked against huge demonic shapes rampaging outside.
AN OPEN VISION OF BRITAIN
Also, the central location of the sun’s corona behind that cloud, as though below ‘northern ‘England’ and its Pennines chain, speaks to me of the open vision I had in 2004 of the map of Britain and society being so rotten that the Lord could easily tear it – and it did tear! But a huge rock (of Christ) emerged through ‘the backbone’ of Britain’. This is the location of the Pennines hills, stretching north of the Midlands all the way to Scotland (see Comments Upon The Collapse of Society). Is it ‘coincidental’ the above cloud photo was taken by a photographer from Huddersfield, Yorkshire, whilst in the east Midlands?
SMITH WIGGLESWORTH’S VISION OF BRITAIN IN REVIVAL
Moreover, in musing upon the glory in that photo and the amazing outcome of that specific word about graves being opened I was suddenly reminded of the radiant glow I’d seen 20 years ago beaming from an 80 year-old’s face. He’d been a prayer partner of Yorkshire’s renowned preacher and miracle-worker, Smith Wigglesworth (brief bio at Assemblies of God FPHC).
In 1997 Revd Norman James was stunned when blessed with an astonishing vision of Britain’s distant future and simply stuttered, “I’ve just seen what Wigglesworth saw…no wonder he wanted the Lord to keep him alive for it!” (Read Smith Wigglesworth 1947 & 1997(!) Visions + few related ones and more links). I understood it’s of the Lord’s glory coming to Britain and being rocked by the Holy Spirit in true revival.
But now my musings stopped in their tracks. I paused as this revolutionary thought got dropped into my mind: “Did Norman see graves being opened across Britain???”
If not literal, as in John 5:28, it could perhaps be metaphorical in that most citizens are the ‘walking dead’ ie. dead to God in their spirits and souls. But is the Word of the Lord now about to come to them, if not already doing so, and causing them to awaken or revive from ‘the dead’? – and therefore hear Him and respond and thus become ‘born again’ into the fullness of everything our Father has for each one of us??
With all that in my mind and spirit, dare I expect that those times are now at the door?
That it is so, is implicit in those prophetic words brought by Chris Bennett:
“I am about to move in Great Britain as never before”…“Prepare your hearts for a visitation of My Glory. I am coming soon – in fact, I am on my way now!”
MARANATHA! – Come Lord Jesus!
[Furthermore, let’s not forget the leader of Goldhawk Baptist Church’s foresight last year of the possible significance of Wigglesworth’s vision (in the year of my birth) for 2017 – read Watching What’s Happening In The Church – Jean Darnell Vision #3.]