Ezekiel’s vision of The Almighty’s flame-like glory

It was an immense delight soon after waking on this the last day of November 2017 that its meditation in Sanctuary returns to the first chapter of the Book of Ezekiel. Over the past four weeks David Strutt shared many gems from the OT prophets as a preparation for next month’s Advent season. It was instructive to dip into the relevant scriptures whenever possible, but I focused especially on those from Ezekiel and upon his life after receiving his Call 2,600 years ago!

After having blogged or read posts and comments on visions of holy fire, my eyes almost popped out upon reading…

Day 335 – November 30th

‘We cannot leave Ezekiel without going back to the beginning, to meditate a while on the vision that first put fire and fear and awe-struck love of God into his heart, soul and mind. He was by the River Chebar [exiled with the Hebrews in Chaldea/Babylonia] when a vision of heaven began. He saw things indescribable that are difficult to fully understand although our spirits rise with his as we hear of the beauty of the angelic forces and the servant beings. But there comes a point when even those pale into insignificance. [Am using New King James Version of Ezekiel 1:25-28 because it conveys a slightly fuller description than the New American Standard Bible.]:

‘A voice came from above the firmament that (was) over their heads; whenever they stood they let down their wings.

‘And above the firmament over their heads (was) the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne (was) a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it.

‘Also from the appearance of his waist and upward I saw, as it were, the colour of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around.

‘Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so (was) the appearance of the brightness all around it. This (was) the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD.’

Selah!

This is where language fails to convey and do justice to novel experience. It was hard for Ezekiel to describe this staggering vision, as we may gather from his repetitions of ‘as it were’, ‘the appearance of’ and ‘the likeness of’.  In other words, we should infer that his description is not to be regarded as being totally definitive of the Almighty.

The important lesson for the prophet-in-training was that God was present in Babylonia as well in Jerusalem.

It’s particularly noteworthy from the vision that the throne above the ‘heavens’ has an occupant described as being human-like but composed of, as well as being obscured by, the brilliance of fire.

Note also Hebrews 12: after stating in verse 26 that God has promised “Yet once more I shall shake not only the earth, but also heaven’ (per Haggai 2:6) and explaining its meaning, the chapter closes with its reason:  For our God is a consuming fire’.

Holy anointing fires coming into our worship, and the joy of the Redeemed

When discussing with the unknown woman He’d met by ‘God-incidence’ outside Sychar, Samaria, where’s the better location for worshiping God, Jesus instructed her:

“Woman believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither worship on this mountain nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we worship for salvation is of the Jews.

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers with worship the Father in Spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.

“God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:21-24 NKJV)

In our extensive series of words and visions on holy fire, therefore, it would be well to consider this published by UK Prophetic Words:

MY HOLY FIRES OF ANOINTING ARE COMING TO YOUR WORSHIP, WHICH WILL BRING BACK THE JOY OF THE REDEEMED

“The opposition to My Word going forth to heal, save and deliver in the man-made church will suddenly be removed. I will take away the false shepherds and remove them far from My Flock and replace them with My True Shepherds and a Rod of My Unity that of which no man can break.

“This will begin when I am worshiped in Spirit and in Truth. I will begin with the Youth. I will visit them and pour out through them My Spontaneous Songs and Dances of Deliverance.

“I will rid My Temple of the false ones who are blots on your love feasts, those Acolytes of My Adversary, those wolves amongst My Sheep.

“I will cleanse My Temple and My Vessels with My Fires of Anointed Worship in Holiness. I will then draw them, like I did Moses to My Holy Mountain, to be sanctified and consecrated for My Holy Purpose.”

Mary Kathryn Dullforce, 21st November 2017

Reminder of vision of Holy Fire falling

World In Fire by Danilo Rizzuti (Freedigitalphotos.net)

This month has seen a rapidly growing number of powerfully encouraging and uplifting words and visions for followers of the Lord Jesus to weigh, ponder and pray. Into that mix, especially regarding visions of holy fire, UK Prophetic Words has published this from 2009 brought by Susan O’Marra. Her final paragraph is noteworthy in connection with the state of panic in the devil’s camp that the Lord showed Emma Stark (here):

VISION OF THE RAIN OF FIRE

‘In the vision, I was looking at the world from a suspended position. I could see people and areas from a panoramic position and also at times, I saw things close up. The position varied as it did with the scenes and with the messages that I was given to understand by the experiences given to me.

‘I saw what looked to me like great fiery rain coming from heaven and it came in great drops or elongated streams. It was not like the natural rain that we know of, but it was like spiritually infused living molten lava, a real fire, but it was Living Spirit; the living fiery essence of the Father that was raining down towards the inhabitants below.

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Wake up Welby! Reform may be on the way…

Oh that the angelic ‘Reformer’ referred to in the previous post would quickly come and strike some spiritual sense into the Church of England’s entire leadership!

As expected, Dr Adrian Hilton, known under the pseudonym of 16th Century reformer ‘Archbishop Cranmer’, responds to the weekend television’s Robert Peston interview in Welby: “I really, genuinely do not understand” Christian support for Trump.:

‘The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was interviewed by Robert Peston on Sunday. He spoke about the British economic model, economic justice, investment, skills, apprenticeships, automation, robotics, AI, equality for all, food-banks, housing, Brexit, Northern Ireland, trade, unionist identity, the Good Friday Agreement, public enemies, and media headlines which stir up hate and division.

‘Before you kick him, he also spoke about Jesus’s command to care for and love the poor, the judgment of the Old Testament prophets, the need to build communities by loving one another, and the imperative of reconciliation with God through Jesus Christ.

‘So far, so good.

‘Then Peston mused about the “amazing support” which Donald Trump has from Christians in America. “Do you understand why fundamentalist Christians in America are so supportive of Donald Trump?” he asked the beaming Archbishop.

‘Rabbit…. headlights…

“There’s two things going through my mind,” Welby cogitated. “Do I say what I think, or do I say what I should say? And I’m going to say what I think.”

‘Marvellous, thought the ‘Peston on Sunday’ producers, as they contemplated the imminent Twitter storm and media furore.

‘Marvellous, thought Christians everywhere: the transparency, integrity, honesty of the man. What a breath of fresh air.

‘And then it comes: “No, I don’t understand it. I really, genuinely, do not understand where that is coming from,” said the Archbishop, speaking exactly as he thought.

‘There was a bit of rambling before Peston reprised: “But the fundamental point is that you don’t understand why the fundamentalist Christians in America seem to regard him as being the answer.”

‘The Archbishop raised his hands, more in bemusement than blessing. “No,” he said, “But then… I mean, you look… you look at the situation… maybe they felt… I don’t know… I just have… I don’t understand it, is the simple answer.”

‘But the odd thing is he went on to provide an answer in the very minute following. Peston asked the Archbishop: “How important is truth in politics?”

For Justin’s more alert answer to that question read Cranmer’s full opinion here.

My deep desire is to avoid divisiveness and so, for other than indirect references in my coverage of the apostasy of the Anglican Synod last July, I’ve refrained from blogging about this brother-in-Christ’s personal frailties. Secular and Christian media have covered those all-too-spectacular issues of Welby’s acceptance of SSM as well as remarks on transgender issues in schoolchildren – not to mention the consequential surrender to parental censorship of Christian teaching in C of E schools (as here)!!

However, in his ignorance of a matter important to Christians over ‘the Pond’, some of whom are regular readers this blog, and because of my frequent coverage of our spiritual linkage then it’s incumbent on me to comment on this issue. So, by way of informing readers of ‘Cranmer’ I submitted this on Justin Welby’s bewilderment over American Christians and president Trump.

‘DOH!’ – my reaction to his comment; or maybe that should have been Justin’s response rather than utter befuddlement! It wasn’t surprising in view of his inability under interrogation to refer to basic Biblical teaching on sexuality, or on childhood gender confusion.

‘I’m not standing in judgement of either brother-in-Christ – one a British AofC, the other an American ‘sanctification-work in progress’ but appointed by God for ‘such a time of this’. In keeping an eye on the spiritual ‘Bridge o’er Pond’ I’m simply offering an explanation of Justin Welby’s lack of knowledge and understanding.:

‘As oft-said herein, very few in the Anglican hierarchy know the mind of our Father or they’d appreciate prophecy; not only what the Bible foretells about today but also as brought by modern-day prophets. Hence, the cluelessness about Brexit and Trump! Moreover, in allowing the CofE’s move into apostasy, it’s no wonder Justin cannot think like our American brethren do – especially in their adherence to basic Biblical belief, repudiation of Replacement Theology and their consequential, associated support for the state Israel.

‘As one example, I cite the panic Reuter’s film crew experienced in Detroit on 4 Sept 2016 after Trump not only received a standing ovation at a black church and praise from its Afro-American bishop, but also was given and wore(!) a tallit (Hebrew prayer shawl), a Jewish Bible and offered his prayers – the crew were told to cut the feed!!! (Last section of https://wp.me/p1Y1yB-8DU refers)

‘Trump’s personal appreciation of Israel and energetic emphasis upon returning the US to the role of ally unquestionably plays a HUGE part in wide Christian support for this radical president.’

(I later point out that Trump and his diplomatic team may come unstuck if they wish to continue previous administrations’ mistakes of encouraging division of the ‘holy land’ – William Koenig covers this in-depth in his weekly bulletins from the White House.)

Fellow Cranmer readers offered other sound reasons for Christians supporting Donald Trump as president of the USA.

We need to pray for Archbishop Justin Welby…and for the reformation indicated in Dr Theresa Phillips’ vision!

PS: watch video newscast Anglican Unscripted #348 – Baffling While Baffled where American Kevin Colson asks Revd Gavin Ashenden for his reaction to the astonishing portion of the Archbishop’s interview (begins at 2:50 point).

Is a mighty ‘Reformer’ angel to strike the earth soon?

In view of Dr Bill Hamon’s statements since 2008 on the Third Church Reformation, and the previous post of Emma Stark being granted a vision of disarray in Satan’s camp, as well as learning about a ‘holy, reverential fear of the Lord’ revival, the following vision published on The Elijah List makes interesting reading. In view of the promised outcome by mid-2018 its veracity can soon be checked. Upon considering more fully, I believe it warrants much greater emphasis:

AN ANGELIC ‘REFORMER’ WILL COME AND STRIKE THE EARTH WITHIN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS

THE REFORMER

As I sat alone in my quiet corner, I begin to ponder about the reformation of Martin Luther. The courage that this man had, a determination in his soul and spirit, to see the Spirit of the living God awaken the suppressed believer. As my mind became captivated by the very thought of reformation, I began to get a prophetic word. I saw an angelic being, male-looking, who was at least 30 feet tall, maybe more. He was standing with a sword in his right hand and a white (surrender) flag in his left. He said his name is “Reformer”.

Then, I heard him speak precisely, as if the sound of his voice was carrying across many waters. He was not God, but I knew in an instant, he was an angel of the Lord. I realized that the oceans were listening to the sound of the voice of this angel, and all of creation was responding. He is high-ranking archangel.

I sat very still…still looking with my spirit, when the vision had an interruption. I saw a bird fly past this massive angel. The bird had the face of the dove, yet powerful like an eagle. He swooped past this tall archangel called Reformer. The angel bowed in reverence, and all of creation began to respond in reverence as well. My heart began to pound so hard that I thought it was going to burst out of my body.

The angel began to move swiftly, yet he did not touch the ground. The sword, however, was turned upside down toward the earth, and suddenly he shoved it into the ground. Wherever the sword touched in the earth, EVERYTHING became green and full of life. Flowers that never bloomed before began to bloom. Life had emerged where there had been none. The look was majestically spectacular!

THE CHURCH WILL BE REFORMED

Then, the angel spoke very clearly into the atmosphere. I began to understand the sound. He began to state his unique purpose here in the below. “The Church will be reformed. It’s going into reform school-mode. The Presbyterian Church is going to have a visitation. Many in the Catholic Church will begin to cry out ‘No, no, we want the ways of the Word.’ Yes, these two denominations will begin to start a movement. I have been assigned to do my part,” said the angel. This time the angel was looking at me as he spoke. I began to tremble.

Then, I had another vision. I began to see leadership from all different denominations begin to come together and cry out for our Maker, Almighty. They said, “Almighty come teach us Your ways. For they are better than ours” (see Isaiah 55:8-9).

Still, enraptured by the vision that was being played out before me, I began to weep, “Could this possibly happen, Your Majesty?” I asked. “Is this real God? Will there really be a coming together? Will we cry out together?”

I could feel the tears coming down my face, red-hot tears. The angel moved. He had heard my cry. I could still feel him lingering. Suddenly, oh so suddenly, that presence that I love, the Holy Spirit, began to touch my back. I became very still and Holy Spirit, the Divine One of God, began to speak to me. By this time, I was undone by what I had just seen.

CALL UPON MY NAME!

Holy Spirit said, “Theresa, write this clearly: tell the people the revival they long for will be a reformation of what was, what is, and what is yet to come. I am paying a visit to denominational hierarchies, and there will be a shift.”

“There will be a crying aloud and sparing not (Isaiah 58:1). There will be a driving out of the demons out of our Father’s house (Mark 1:39). There will be altar calls for the Church to return to their first love (Revelation 2:4). There will be children once again turning to the house of the Lord and finding joy.

“For the end is not yet. I’ve told you this before. Now go tell My people to call upon My name (Jesus) while I am near (Isaiah 55:6). I have sent help. His name is Reformer; he has been sent by Me and will come and strike the earth within the next six months, and the Church will begin to cry out together and families will turn toward Me. I am bringing fresh holy conviction to rescue My people.

“I am looking for people to stand in the gap like Moses, Daniel and Joseph. I will find them. There will be a release of many held captive around the world for My sake. I will take captive the enemies of the Cross. For many enemies will appear as if they have lost their minds, and yet the end is not so.”

MANIFEST ME

For this reason, God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie (2 Thessalonians 2:11). “Can You see this already beginning?” I was asked.

He continued to speak, “I’m asking you to tell them that I’m giving the Church fresh opportunity. Remember the earth is groaning and longing for the manifestation of our Father’s sons. MANIFEST ME,” says the Lord (Romans 8:19)!

“Now I say to you, there shall be a sign in the heavens; it will be called “Thundersnow” and My voice will be recognized, and you shall be assigned to My people, and say I am on the move,” says the Lord.

May God Bless us all as we obey the Lord’s command. I shall go forth and declare this Reformation OF THE CHURCH! Send that angel, Lord. Send him. Amen.

Dr. Theresa Phillips, 8th November, 2017
Founder and Chief, Editor, Global Prophetic Voice
Email: GlobalProphetic@aol.com – Website: http://www.GlobalPropheticVoice.com

From Angels, Bristol; Rachael Anders (link ‘Unexpected Word for City of Bristol)

Renowned prophet sees devil’s domain in deep disarray

On Friday this video appeared on Emma Stark’s Facebook and subscribers to Glasgow Prophetic Centre’s Lion Bites were emailed ‘You Need To Hear This Word of The Lord’.

I’m grateful to UK Prophetic Words for publishing this transcript (colour-text RB):

‘God said some amazing things to me recently and I wanted you to be the first to know, so that you can be blessed and released to advance at this time.

‘The Lord said to me, “Do you want to see Satan?” And I thought, ‘What a peculiar question!’ and I said, “God, actually, do you know what – no thank you very much!” And God said, “But I’d like to show you Satan,” and I said, “But God, I’d really rather see you.” And He said to me, “Emma, you see Me all the time.”

‘He took me to a place where he lifted back the veil and, for the first time actually ever in my life, I saw Satan in the distance and what absolutely shocked me was how panicked he was! He was pacing the floor. He was so full of anxiety. He was behaving like a truly defeated foe. And I started to hear (or God let me hear) him muttering under his breath, and he was saying “My power is limited; my power is limited.” And he said Leviathan and Jezebel had gone to him – two of his great demonic generals – wanting more power, and he had no more power to give them because of the effectiveness of the prayers of the Saints. And I could hear him say that Leviathan’s teeth had been broken in warfare, and that that strongman was in the process of being overthrown and defeated. And there was such a sense of panic in the enemy camp, and also a sense that the enemy was on the cusp of an internal civil war because of the acknowledgement that they had run out of power.

‘Now you and I know as Christian believers, we don’t need to think in the morning, ‘Oh, do you know I’ve only got five prayers today; what am I going to use them on?’ But actually, Satan does need to think like that because he is a limited being. But at the moment, I believe God is saying to us that his camp is in a crisis like it has never been in for many years. And the sense of panic in Satan’s mind is because he is going to have to take his eye off the earth and off us to deal with his own in-house battles.

‘And I heard the Spirit of the Lord say that this is a time for great victory, where you can take back that which was lost. And the Lord says that Satan’s grip is so loose on some things that where there were some business deals which didn’t come through, some buildings you were supposed to own, some properties you were supposed to move into, some things that were supposed to happen, the Lord is saying that He is loosing over his church an anointing to catch up and to take ground, but also to ‘retake’ that which was already lost. And the Lord spoke the word “CATCH UP!” with such a force that it started to resonate in our thinking and we started to remember where we were supposed to be.

‘So I want to loose that blessing over you right now that God is saying, He is releasing a ‘catch-up’ grace; that the time that you have lost and the things that have been taken are going to come right back into your world right now.

‘And then the Lord started to speak to me about Brexit, in the middle of all of this. And the Lord said this: “You” (you collectively, like, all of us – family) “have prayed for a revival and awakening and reformation in the UK for so long.” And the Lord says, “I have heard the prayers for revival and awakening and reformation.” And the Lord said, “I couldn’t come as close as I wanted to, to the UK, because I had to resist her because she was proud.” And many of us know that, actually, if we were scoring the UK in a pride rating, we would probably score it quite high. And we know from the Word of God that God resists the proud, and we know from the word of God that Leviathan (go and read Job chapter 41 if you want and 42, if you want to read about Leviathan), Leviathan is the strongman demon over pride in the earth.

‘And I heard God say this: “I will allow a bad deal for the UK in BREXIT, and it will bring a humbleness to the nation. And in the humbleness it will be an answer to your prayers, because it will break Leviathan off you. And in the breaking of Leviathan”, the Lord says, “I will rush towards you with revival and awakening that you have prayed for.” And so the Lord says, Do not fear the bad deal, for I am in it, and I am disconnecting you to reconnect you.” And the Lord says that there will be a move of God on the back of the humbleness that is going to come to the UK.

‘I heard the Lord say to the prophets in the land and people of revelation … that He is about to catch you up; that you are going to see regionally, and not just locally, that actually – do you remember when John goes up in Revelation and he sees all the churches of the region? And God says, at this time He is going to raise his leaders and His prophetic people to start to be a voice of leadership in national crisis. But He is going to bless you to be caught up to see more than you’ve ever seen before.

‘But then I heard God, just this week, say something quite remarkable. He says: “What sort of revival do you want?” He said to me, “Emma, the church gets to choose.” And He said, “You can have a revival that’s very similar to what you have known before.” And I’m like, “Well that sounds quite good God.” Depth of presence – it felt like water of glory cascading. And then He said, “But Emma, I’d rather you ask Me for the revival of the holy, reverential fear of God.” And God said, “It is in that, that I can bring the extraordinary miracles.” And the Lord says that he is going to give back to his people right now, and some of you just need to put your hand up wherever you are, because He’s giving back to you a godly capacity to fast; a godly capacity to pray; a godly capacity for greater holiness, because I believe that He’s saying to us,

“Choose My move that is a holy, reverential, all-based response to Who I am, that will bring the greatest harvest, and the greatest salvation and the greatest miracles for a generation.”

‘So I want to say, be encouraged. The enemy is at his weakest. God is humbling a nation and He is rushing towards us. Be blessed.’

Selah!

Read also about another associate of Revd Dr Sharon Stone (Veronika West) having a powerful encounter the day of the solar eclipse across the USA (23rd August 2017) and hearing, “WATCH! FOR NOW A DIVINE DISPLACEMENT OF DEMONIC DOMINION WILL SUDDENLY BEGIN TO TAKE PLACE UPON THE EARTH!”

See also Greater London – An Awakening of Fire. for the word Emma brought from the Lord for Capstone Church in July 2017.

A dream: the Lion is still roaring!

Over the ‘Pond’ and way beyond – in Tucson, Arizona – Tony Puccio posted this on Saturday in My Dreams and Visions 

‘I had a dream last night where I saw a lion seated in what I’ll call a regal pose looking outward.  Then I saw many, many people begin to throw spears and knives at the lion. I saw the lion lean to one side succumbing to his injuries – or so I thought – and dying.

‘However, the lion in the dream did not die but rather stood up on all fours, shook, like one would see a dog doing when wet, and the spears, knives, etc. that had pierced his body were expelled. Then I saw the lion begin to roar at those who had thrown the spears and knives trying to kill him and I watched as they became like dust and were no more.

‘Several things come to mind here one naturally being the monicar (sic) given to Jesus as the lion of Judah.

‘The seated lion, I believe, represents rule. The standing lion roaring represents judgement.

‘As I get further revelation from the Lord I will add to the post.’ (The Lion Still Roars)

Thank you Lord and to Tony, for this resonates strongly with an important message issued by Glasgow Prophetic Center on Friday, as in the next post

[Illustration courtesy of BestStockPictures-Images20USU0KH]

Scroll of UK Prophetic Circuit Messages 2018-19

Dear readers, you are warmly invited to visit this blog’s collection of UK Nationwide Prophetic Circuit MessagesTo unroll the ‘scroll’ click on Circuit Prophecies, where you’ll also learn about the origin of the messages. They are entitled:

  1. 2018 (year of ‘My Numbers’) & 2019 (‘Appellate Court’)
  2. The Commission of the Prophetic Righteous Ones
  3. Increasing the Power of the River of God
  4. The Seven Trumpets Call
  5. Entering into the Season of Godly Knowledge & Revelation
  6. The Seven Waves of God’s Spirit.

May you be mightily blessed as you read and weigh.

2018: the year of the Great and Mighty S-H-I-F-T – Veronika West

With acknowledgement to UK Prophetic Words for this from Veronika West, wherein she moves into bold prophetic decrees:

I prophesy,

2018 WILL BE KNOWN AS THE YEAR WHERE ‘EVERYTHING SHIFTED AND CHANGED’!

• S – SUDDENLY AND SEVERELY, A GREAT SEPARATION (will manifest both Spiritually and Physically in the earth)
• H – HEALING, HOPE RESTORED AND A GREAT HARVEST
• I – INFILLING, INSIGHT AND ILLUMINATION FOR GREATER KINGDOM INFLUENCE AND IMPACT
• F – FIRES AND FAMILIES
• T – TRIALS, TRIBULATIONS, AND EVEN GREATER TRIUMPHS AND DIVINE TURNAROUNDS

This is what I heard the Spirit of God say as I began to pray and intercede for the New Year ahead 2018, “Daughter, tell My People to Watch! To Stay Vigilant and to Be Ready, for the Year ahead will be known as the Year where SUDDENLY EVERYTHING SHIFTED AND CHANGED”!

As I heard those words, I was caught up in a powerful vision where I saw the finger of God write the word “SHIFT” in gold over the Nations of the earth, then I heard these words in the spirit realm: “WATCH! FOR 2018 WILL THE YEAR WHERE THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH WILL BE SHIFTED AND CHANGED, WATCH!

“For My Hand Of Justice and Judgement will move ‘SUDDENLY and SEVERELY’ in the Nations of the earth, and the Earth will quake and shake, and the mountains will erupt, and the waters of the seas will rise and flow forth upon dry ground.

“For a great SEPARATION will now begin to manifest upon the land and in the air,” says the Spirit of God.

“WATCH! For 2018 will be a Year of HEALING, RESTORED HOPE AND A GREAT HARVEST. For My Spirit will move to HEAL the Sick and the dying and to RESTORE HOPE in the hearts of those who are lost and walking in darkness.

“And the Winds of My Spirit will blow upon the threshing floors to sift the Nations of the Earth, for the Goats and the Sheep will be scattered from among you.

“WATCH! For My Sons and Daughters will receive even greater INFILLING, INSIGHT AND ILLUMINATION of My hidden Mysteries, THAT WILL IMPACT’ every sphere of INFLUENCE in the Nations of the Earth.

“Watch! For 2018 will be a Year where My Hand of Divine Retribution will move to expose and overthrow every throne of wickedness in the Governments of the earth; for a divine realignment will begin to take place in the Nations of the Earth.

“WATCH! For In 2018 My Glory will be made manifest through FIRES AND through FAMILIES, For My heart will be turned towards the ‘FATHERS’ in this season. Have I not said, I will cause the hearts of the Fathers to be turned back towards their children and the hearts of the children back towards their Fathers?”

“WATCH My Beloved, for 2018 will be a Year of great TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS in the Earth but FEAR NOT! For greater will be the TRIUMPHS AND DIVINE TURNAROUNDS’ that will be made manifest in the midst of those who WILL PUT THEIR TRUST IN ME!”

The Father has given me more concerning the Year 2018 which I will share in the days ahead.

GET READY FOR A GREAT AND MIGHTY S-H-I-F-T WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH; I BELIEVE WE ARE ALREADY BEGINNING TO SEE THIS TAKE PLACE….!

Decree S-H-I-F-T for the Year ahead 2018; DECREE:

  • I WILL SEE THE HAND OF GOD MOVING SUDDENLY AND SEVERELY IN THE EARTH, FOR HIS GLORY HE IS BRINGING ABOUT A GREAT SEPARATION IN THE NATIONS.
  • I POSITION MYSELF TO RECEIVE DIVINE HEALING, HOPE AND DIVINE RESTORATION TO EVERY AREA OF MY LIFE
  • I THANK AND PRAISE GOD IN ADVANCE FOR A GREAT MANIFESTATION OF THE HARVEST THAT IS COMING TO MY FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND NATION.
  • BY FAITH I RECEIVE A FRESH INFILLING OF HIS SPIRIT; I ALIGN MYSELF FOR GREATER INSIGHT AND ILLUMINATION OF THE HIDDEN MYSTERIES OF HEAVEN FOR GREATER KINGDOM INFLUENCE AND IMPACT.
  • I DECLARE THAT THE FIRES OF HIS GLORY WILL REIGNITE, REVIVE AND REAWAKEN MY HEART TO THE SPIRIT OF POWER, MIGHT, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING, COUNSEL AND THE FEAR OF THE LORD.
  • I DECREE THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS AND THE CHILDREN IN MY FAMILY WILL RETURN TO ONE ANOTHER AND BOTH WILL BE FULLY RESTORED AND HEALED IN JESUS NAME.
  • I WILL NOT FEAR THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS THAT COME BUT I WILL HOLD FAST TO THE TRUTH THAT HE HAS ALREADY WON THE BATTLE FOR ME AND I WILL SEE A MIGHTY MANIFESTATION OF EVEN GREATER TRIUMPHS AND DIVINE TURNAROUNDS IN EVERY AREA OF MY LIFE.
  • I PROPHESY 2018 WILL BE A YEAR WHERE EVERYTHING WILL ‘S H I F T AND CHANGE’ TO THE GLORY OF GOD.

Prophetic Scripture Update #5 cont’d: Rosenberg on Putin summit with Iranian & Turkish leaders to strengthen anti-Western alliance…Trouble for Israel.

(Jerusalem, Israel) — After several years of darkness falling on the Middle East, we’re actually seeing quite a bit of good news in recent months. The U.S.-led coalition of Sunni Arab countries is systematically crushing the Islamic State. The Caliphate has been dismantled. ISIS jihadists are still a threat, but they’re being driven out of […]

Click to read in full > Ominous: Putin holds summit with Iranian & Turkish leaders to strengthen anti-Western alliance, discuss next steps in Syria. Trouble for Israel. Here’s the latest. — Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

Prophetic Scripture Update #5: Gog-Magog coalition solidifies, Assad’s secret visit to Russia

THE HOLY BIBLE CONTINUES TO DISPLAY ITS RELEVANCE TO TODAY’S NEWS

As I read yesterday’s (Wednesday 22nd November) Telegraph report it kept speaking to me of chapter 38 in the Book of Ezekiel. That’s where the Lord told that Old Testament prophet about a future international alliance that would come against His people.

As outlined in Update #2, Ezekiel 38 and 39 describe an alliance known as ‘the Gog and Magog’ coalition that will eventually invade the land the Holy One of Israel gave to His people. Most Bible scholars regard the various people named as forming that group  as coming from the land between and north of the Black and Caspian Seas. ie modern Russia.

The prophet received a word from the Lord to ‘set his face’ against Gog, a leader of those nations north of Israel and which include Persia/Iran. And in coming into battle he and those nations would be used for God’s own purpose for this almighty battle:

“So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel. I will not let them profane My name anymore – Then the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.” (Ezekiel 38:7 NKJV)

Let’s check the pertinent points of Middle East correspondent Raf Sanchez report, emphases mine.  His opening gives the game away!!

‘Syria’s Bashar al-Assad has thanked Vladimir Putin and the Russian military for helping to save his country as the Russian president prepared to host the leaders of Iran and Turkey for high-level talks on ending the war in Syria. Mr Assad made a secret visit to Socchi (Black Sea resort) on Monday…(where he) met Mr Putin for 3 hours to discuss a potential political settlement for Syria’s future…

‘Mr Putin ordered Russian forces to intervene in Syria on Mr Assad’s behalf in late 2015…(and) with their Iranian allies have swung the tide of war decisively in Mr Assad’s favour.

‘The Kremlin said the two men had worked to “prepare the groundwork for possible understandings” that might be reached during today’s (22nd) summit between Mr Putin, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.

‘ Iran and Russia supported the Assad regime throughout the war whilst Turkey has backed the opposition. The three countries have acted as guarantors of local deals in Syria and Mr Putin hopes they will be able to agree on a comprehensive pact to end the fighting.

Mr Putin has placed himself centre-stage in talks over Syria’s future. As well as hosting the Turkish and Iranian leaders, he spoke to Donald Trump by phone…briefing him on the talks with Mr Assad.

‘The Geneva talks (with Syrian opposition) have collapsed several times…observers agree it’s more likely major decisions will be made by Russia, Iran and Turkey.’

SO, WHO’s IN CHARGE? Clearly the Russian leader is! Although often disagreeing with each other, the leaders of Iran and Turkey kowtow to him.

The above Reuters’ photo of Assad and Putin speaks volumes to those who read body language.

MEANWHILE ON ISRAELI-SYRIAN BORDER

Previous posts on Gog/Magog referred to the Iranian strategy of getting a strong swathe of influence westwards from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean by means of proxy-terrorist, regular military and diplomatic activities. In view of their declared ambition of attacking and capturing Jerusalem, Iran’s military presence in the Golan and within 10 miles of Israel is totally unacceptable to the Israeli government.

Several bulletin point headlines in Middle-East Update #2 highlight those deep issues. Note the reference to a special ‘eschatological’ brigade in the Golan. One whose aim is undoubtedly to prepare the ground for the Shiite Mahdi to appear (with Jesus in tow!) – obviously a blasphemous counterfeit of Christian theology. (Read more on this in third section of Iran and the Nuclear ‘Fix’.)

Moreover, Monday’s long telephone conversation between Putin and PM Netanyahu ended up with them at odds over removing Iran/Hizballah from the Golan border (Debka). It would appear Donald Trump has quietly withdrawn the US from involvement on this front. Having close Christian input, details of the Ezekiel 38 Gog-Magog prophecy will have been brought to his attention.

Next, we’ll consider Joel Rosenberg’s ‘take’ on this week’s news…(click to read)

NB: In view of the increasing relevance of Old Testament prophecy to current world events I’ve set up a new tag: OT-UPDATE.  Click thereon to read a multitude of posts on news of, and developments towards, the fulfillment of Bible prophecies.

Further Reading:

Exposure of sin, darkness and corruption as sign of God’s coming glory (Fulfilled Prophecy #10 cont’d)

One of many important words being received in these times, this from UK Prophetic Words reminds me of my musing last year about the increasing exposure of corruption and its connection to the foretold great shaking of everything (Hebrews 12:25-29):

SIN, DARKNESS AND CORRUPTION BEING EXPOSED IS THE SIGN OF THE COMING WAVE OF GOD’S GLORY

Two weeks ago I awoke in the morning with a clear picture in my mind. I was standing on the shore of one of our beautiful Pembrokeshire bays looking out to sea when suddenly the water in front of me began to recede rapidly and very quickly the whole sea in front of me out to the horizon was empty of water. I could see the whole of the bottom of the sea covered with rocks and other features which had been completely hidden.

I knew immediately that this was an indication of a coming tsunami wave and then the Lord began to speak to me:

“These days are like the time before a tsunami. The waters are drawing back, the seas are retreating and all the earth is being exposed. Sin, darkness, corruption and iniquity are being exposed as I draw back the waters that cover the earth. You will see an increasing exposure of all that has been hidden since the beginning of time. But it is the sign of the coming wave of my glory.

“I will sweep over the earth with the living waters of my Spirit and so shall my glory cover the earth even as the waters now cover it. It shall be as in the days of Noah but this time the flood shall be a flood of my light and truth and it shall sweep away the works of the enemy and I shall recover and restore that which belongs to me.

“Then shall the end come; then shall my Son return; then shall every knee bow before him; then shall I gather together all things in him and bring forth new heavens and a new earth in which my righteousness dwells. 

“Therefore, do not despair and do not be cast down but lift up your heads, lift up your eyes and see that which I am doing, for your redemption draws near. I do not wait until the last moment to help my people as some of you think. My timing is perfect, established from before time existed. What and when I move is according to my perfect will and purposes.

“Change your thinking about me and my ways. I do whatever I please for the sake of my Name. I am not the God of the last moment; I am the God of the present and perfect moment. Draw near to me and live with me in the present moment every day. This is your inheritance that has been purchased for you and freely given to you. This is your rightful place of rest that will keep you from fear and anxiety when you look at the situations around you, when you see evil everywhere and hear of wars and rumours of wars. Draw near to me and live in my peace,” says your God.

Stuart Wentworth, 10th November 2017

PS July’19: Fulfilled Prophecies lists (#10) several exposures (of many) noted on this blog.

Advice to a reluctant agnostic

An excellent testimony and wise advice here to new believers in Christ.

The Book of Works

The following is from the Biologos website. A reader posted  a poignant question about a month ago, which I (and others) answered. My answer seemed to be well liked by many of the Biologos Forum participants, and I thought I would repost it here. You can find the original (along with some other answers to the question posed) at the Biologos.org site.

The following is unedited from the original, except for correction of a few typos.

Are there any former militant atheists on this forum? If so, how and why did you convert to Christianity? I’m a reluctant agnostic. I long to believe in God and to follow Christ, but I’m plagued with relentless doubt. I’m always worried that materialism is right and that nothing beyond the norm exists. If that is correct then there is no point in anything at all and I find that thought bleak and depressing. The…

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UK Nationwide Prophetic Circuit Messages – #6

THE SEVEN WAVES OF GOD’S SPIRIT

Leisa prefaces her email, ‘These Six Prophecies are already acting as a vehicle to gather God’s Prophets for a higher purpose; and I believe from this day forward we will see a mighty change as the Winds of God’s Spirit blow hard upon the United Kingdom and many places around the Earth, Hallelujah!’.:

I saw Seven Candles burning brightly in a row and the Lord spoke to me, and said:

“These candles represent Seven Waves of My Spirit. And with each Wave of My Spirit, My Prophets shall enter further into the Holy of Holies and come back with scrolls of My Counsel, so that they are empowered with My Anointing and My Instructions. For these Waves will not only refresh My Body of Believers, as in times past, but they will also sharpen My People’s vision so they can understand the times and seasons that are upon them, and so they can move as one to bring about My End-Time Harvest as they battle the strongholds of the enemy. The last Wave of My Spirit will be the Prevailing Regalia of My Glory, and will result in Multi-National Impact as the evil networks of the enemy are brought down in numerous countries.

“Beloved, there will be a spiritual war like none that has ever been seen before in the UK, and beyond; with my Prophets leading the advance as My People move with military precision against the enemy, according to the Plans and Strategies I have ordained. For Leviathan seeks to cause a spirit of deception to blind the eyes of My Children. But I tell you, his vulnerabilities are being exposed by My Unified Prophets, and My Sickened Body shall be made well, as in Mark 16:18.  For I tell you, My Prophets will not only have the authority to pick up and deal with this serpent and his cohorts; but his poison shall by no means hurt or distress them as they walk in the commission I have given them. For I am tearing down the altars of Baal raised up falsely in the name of religion. For there has been great sacrilege committed and attributed all to My Name, and such things I will cast down like lava from a mighty volcano until every wicked work is destroyed utterly and completely,” says the Lord. “And as I, the God of Peace, crush Satan under My feet so a new season will begin as thousands upon thousands of the enemy’s captives are set free and brought into My Kingdom,” says the Lord. And the Beacons of My Spirit shall burn brightly like torches burning on the side of a mountain and these torches shall catch the enemy’s habitat on fire, and the mountains shall melt like wax and be cast into the sea. My People are precious to Me,” says the Lord “and those rescued through the Seven Waves of My Spirit shall bear the mark of My Protection. 

“Respect will be gained for My Prophets, as rock stars to highly esteemed politicians will see My Hand upon them, and all addictions and sexual sin will be cut off as their hearts soften and they acknowledge their need of Me. Beloved, do not presume to know My intentions without seeking My Face. For only I know what lies deep within the heart of each man and woman. And revealing that I can see into their lives through My Prophets will cause these people to know that I, Jehovah Rapha, am real; and that I long to heal them,” says the Lord.  

“My Prophets, take the science-fiction out of your prophetic words, for I have called you to press in to Me and get tangible, detailed messages and strategies. You have chosen symbolism rather than speaking the detail I am trying to show you; because of fear of man. Be calm and walk in peace and understand the detail of My Words. This is not a case of ‘Light Sabres at the Ready’ for exhibition purposes only, but real spiritual revelation given by Me; and I will be detailing clear instructions to My Prophets, which must be executed well to achieve My Will,” says the Lord of Hosts. For I have called you to a higher purpose, My Prophets. I have called you to rebuild the cities and bring restoration and peace to places that have long been devastated by the enemy with every form of wickedness for generation upon generation. Know this, My People, I am bringing My Prophets up to higher place so that they can feel My Glory as they go into that secret place with Me and hear My Voice. And I declare to you in this hour that, if My Prophets are not influenced or blocked by the spirit of fear, then MIGHTY SHALL BE THE WORDS UPON THEIR LIPS, FOR OCEANS WILL BE DIVIDED AS MY WILL AND MY PURPOSES BRING ABOUT THE SALVATION OF MY PEOPLE,” says the Lord of Hosts. 

Given to Leisa Ebere in its fullness on 17/11/17

Read the full collection of messages in this blog’s Circuit Prophecies hub.

[In grateful acknowledgment to ‘Rick’ for the splendid picture.]

A prince moves us towards the Second Signpost

mohammed-bin-salman-afp-bigWith the background from updates here, here and here following Sept 2015’s ‘Act of God’ lightning strike on Mecca’s Grand Mosque, and especially in view of Iran being the main actor of the Ezekiel 38 Gog-Magog alliance, we consider how events fit into Daniel’s prophecies…

THE FOUR SIGNPOSTS

In January 2016 a high-ranking Shia cleric was executed, and an embassy was burned down in retribution.

In November 2017 a missile is launched from Yemen towards Riyadh, the Saudi capital. The Lebanese Prime Minister, a Sunni Muslim, finds safety in Arabia and resigns his post.

While these might be cause for concern with many, we who are familiar with the Four Signposts know the big event to watch out for. We do not know how it will begin. It could have started over any of these events, or an event like it in the future. But that is the nature of the enmity between Sunni and Shia, one of constant agitation. We will continue to see sabre rattling and tough talk and events that make it seem the Second Signpost War could break out at any time.

Remember Iran launching its own rocket into the ISIS area? Over…

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Middle-East update #3 – Saudi king Salman to step down, handover to crown prince

Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad; credit DebkaFile

Am breaking into our usual long weekend offline to update Update #2 with brief news for readers to check details of rapid developments – and to re-blog information from Mark Davidson on how it all relates to what Old Testament prophet Daniel foresaw of today’s turmoil in the Middle East.

On Thursday, beating Israel’s DebkaFile renowned for ‘news before the news’, Britain’s Daily Mail  published this scoop > EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Arabia king to step down and hand crown over to his 32-year old son after prince rounded up Saudi royals in corruption arrests…

For further analysis, especially regarding intel, see Debka’s Saudi Prince Muhammad is on eve of accession, plans war with Iran, with Israeli attack on Hizballah and their blow-by-blow account of Lebanese PM Harari’s decision to resign when in Riyadh, then fly to Paris > Harari lands in Paris: watch the money trail…

I also recommend this from Middle East Forum for weekend in-depth briefing:

Middle-East update #2 – selection of this week’s headlines

Continuing with this week’s Middle-Eastern headlines of Biblically-related developments:

  • Nov 9 – Saudi Arabia tells its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately [Haaretz]
  • Nov 10 – Trump’s secret weapon: the hidden ties that bind Israel, Saudis [Bloomberg]
  • Nov 10 – Israel to embark on diplomatic offensive against Hezbollah/Iran at the UN [Jerusalem Post]
  • Nov 11 – Syrian drone over Golan follows Trump-Putin disagreement over Syrian buffer-zone  [Debka]
  • Nov 12 – Iran establishes military base in Syria within 35 miles of Israel border [BreakingIsraelNews]
  • Nov 13- New Trump-Putin deal on Syria/Golan grants Iran/Hizballah free movement within Israeli-Jordanian border regions [Debka]
  • Nov 14 – Iranian military force taking shape right under Israel’s nose – NB see 313th battalion awaiting Shiite ‘messiah’ ie Hidden 12th Imam or Mahdi! [Ynet]
  • Nov 15 – Iran already has 13 bases in Syria and tens of thousands of troops. Is their removal realistic? [Debka]
  • Nov 16 – Abbas: PA could move back to one-state solution if  two states fail [TimesofIsrael]
  • Nov 16- In first ever Saudi interview, IDF head says ready to share intel on Iran [TimesofIsrael]
  • Nov 16 – UN gives Egypt 1 week to re-open closed Coptic churches as Christians cry out [CPWorld]

Part three brings the very latest news before we look at its direct relevance to the ‘Four Signposts’ interpretation of Bible prophecy.

Middle-East update #1 – events around last Thursday’s post

This is first of three overviews of events in the Middle-East before leading into a consideration of how they relate to the ‘Four Signposts’ approach to Bible prophecy. We will look more closely at Jordan and dip into reports on Saudi Arabian involvement in the Israel-Palestine peace process and with Iran.

Events continue to accelerate at breathtaking speed and I will present a mix of comments and bullet-point headlines for ease of reading. Links are shown for those wishing to read in more depth and consult the source material.

NCIS fans will recall Gibb’s Rule #39: ‘There’s no such thing as a coincidence!’ – or, as in my reply to a reader’s recent comment, “Coincidences are ‘spooky’ action in time” (a play upon Einstein’s reaction to quantum physics’ hypothesis of ‘entanglement’, ie. non-local correlative ‘communication’ between photons of light and sub-atomic particles).

A BRIEF RECAP

Apart from the ‘God-incidence’ of two delegates who’d heard the same teaching, writing on the same day on the same topic – the need for ‘air supremacy’ when prophesying –  this time last week I submitted a very brief outline of major developments in the Middle-East since September 2015. It included reports of visits of a delegation of Christians to meet the leaders of Egypt and Jordan, as well as a UK prophet’s bringing the Lord’s words to diplomats at the UN in Geneva, including Donald Trump’s personal envoys.

For readers who’ve not yet read Paws 4 Thought, my premise follows the ‘coincidental’ similarity 14 years to the day between the infamous 9/11 attack upon the twin towers in New York and a severe lightning strike upon a crane, causing it to crash onto Mecca’s  Grand Mosque and thereby killing over 100 people.

A ‘coincidental connection’ between those tragedies in New York and Mecca is the Bin Ladin family by virtue of their Binladin construction group owning that crane and of their  notorious son Osama having been the leader of Al Qaeda.

JORDAN ON-THE-GROUND

I wondered if Joel Rosenberg’s report of visiting Jordan accurately paints the picture in view of strong discrimination against those who become  Christians (secret police watch ex-Muslims). I’m grateful to friends who’ve been there allowing me to share their response to my blog of his news:

‘Thank you for this. It is of course wonderful to have any connection with the head of a Moslem country; nevertheless I wonder whether Joel Rosenberg knows the following:-
Christians can’t go to the camp that the delegation visited, since the men are beaten up and the women raped; they therefore have to sleep on church floors, pavements, or if lucky in a run-down room with no heating. They are cared for by local churches.
Syrian refugees are paid 250 Jordanian Dinars a month in perpetuity by UNHCR (about £150), whereas Syrian Christian refugees receive 10 dinars a month per family member AND only for six months! Iraqis, whether Christian or not receive nothing, and are moreover not allowed to work in Jordan. There is evidence that Moslem admin. officials report Christian refugees to the secret police. Those really in danger of course are those who convert from Islam, and we were moved by all those who came to our conference at some danger to themselves.’

Their eye-opening account was gained first-hand serving with Flame International in its missions to victims of wars – read also its encouraging Report from the Jordan Mission October 2017.

WASHINGTON ROUND-UP

From his desk as an accredited correspondent in the White House, William Koenig gives an exceptionally extensive round-up of the week’s Middle-Eastern news in his ‘Eye-View’ of last Friday (also see World Watch Daily). In Bill’s words it was ‘another breathtaking prophetic week in the Middle-East’.:

‘INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE’
  • ‘President Donald Trump, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, Saudi Crown Prince Mahmoud bin Salman and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri were the talk of the Middle East the past week.
  • Crown Prince Mahmoud rounded up Saudi princes and businessmen and imposed travel curbs in his fight over corruption.
  • Saad Hariri resigned from his position over fear of assassination by Hezbollah and gave a scathing speech about Iran and Hezbollah.
  • Iran’s foreign minister blamed Jared Kushner for the Salman and Hariri activities.

POLITICO wrote,President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner returned home Saturday, Oct. 29 from an unannounced visit to Saudi Arabia — his third trip to the country this year…

David Ignatius, a long time Washington Post reporter and Saudi expert, pointed to Donald Trump’s and Jared Kushner’s alleged influence in his article, The Saudi crown prince just made a very risky power play

“MBS [Crown Prince Salman] is emboldened by strong support from President Trump and his inner circle, who see him as a kindred disrupter of the status quo — at once a wealthy tycoon and a populist insurgent. It was probably no accident that last month, Jared Kushner, Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, made a personal visit to Riyadh. …MBS would probably be flattered to be described as a Saudi Trump. But Xi and his anti-corruption power play may be the real role model.”

Peace front:
  • The Trump team seems determined to forge a comprehensive peace deal between Israel, the Palestinians and the Sunni Arab world.
  • Egyptian President al-Sisi met with the Palestinian President Abbas on Monday, and King Salman of Saudi Arabia met with Abbas on Tuesday to discuss American-sponsored peace talks.
  • Former Haaretz journalist and now Channel 10 correspondent Barak Ravid wrote about “Trump’s mystery plan for Mideast peace,” which is expected early next year…:
  • ‘Israeli and Palestinian officials expect President Trump to unveil a Mideast peace proposal by early next year…
  • ‘The U.S. “peace team” working on the issue is relatively small and very discreet — just five people, including senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt. The entire process is being run out of the White House, with the State Department and other agencies providing advice and support. According to U.S. officials, Trump is the driving force on this issue and is personally involved. Israeli officials say they hear Trump is pushing his team to have a proposal soon.
  • ‘In the last nine months Trump has met Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas separately three times each to discuss his peace initiative
  • ‘Greenblatt’s last trip to the region lasted three weeks, and Kushner, who is officially leading the “peace team,” came to the region three times and spends hours every week in phone calls with Arab leaders in order to get their support.
  • ‘The small, close-knit team has meant almost no leaks and zero public scandals, mistakes or embarrassments…’
What they’re saying:
  • Netanyahu told U.K. Prime Minister May last week that he’s in ‘wait and see mode’ and expecting a proposal late this year or early next year, according to Israeli and British officials. “I don’t know what peace plan Trump is about to present and I am not sure anybody knows, but I am happy the Trump team is bringing fresh and out of the box thinking on this issue,
  • Abbas told a group of former Israeli members of Knesset that he expects a plan later this year and that Trump has told him he supports the two-state solution and is planning to make his position public soon, according to people present at the meeting.
  • A White House official says there is no artificial deadline and the goal is to ‘facilitate a deal that works for both Israelis and Palestinians, not to impose anything on them’.
What to watch:
  • Trump is counting on Saudi Arabia to help get both the Israelis and Palestinians to say yes to any initiative. Kushner builds on his close relationship with the Saudi crown prince Mohamed Bin Salman as a conduit for a much bigger Saudi role in the peace process than ever before…President Abbas was in Riyadh earlier this week to talk about the peace process with the Saudi leadership.
  • Vice President Mike Pence will visit in mid-December and meet with both Netanyahu and Abbas and likely urge the parties to go back to the negotiating table.
  • Netanyahu’s political situation could be destabilized by a peace plan that includes Israeli concessions on politically charged issues, like borders, settlements and the future of Jerusalem. .
  • Abbas is in the midst of implementing a reconciliation deal with his rival party Hamas. The deal, which was led by Egypt with quiet support from the White House, includes the gradual transfer of control over the Gaza strip back to the Palestinian authority. A collapse of this agreement could have serious implications on any push for a peace deal.

Another breathtaking prophetic week in the Middle East – news and timeline

  • Wed Nov 1: Putin positions himself as Middle East broker as US retreats; visits Tehran Times of Israel
  • Wed Nov 1: IAF strikes Syrian munitions factory, Syria retaliates – Ynet
  • Sat Nov 4: Lebanese prime minister resigns, saying his life in danger – Ynet
  • Sun Nov 5: Saudi prince Salman rounds-up of Saudi princes, businessmen widens, travel curbs imposed – Reuters
  • Sun Nov 5: Hariri’s speech: An accurate description of Israel’s northern challenges – Ynet  Analysis: The Lebanese prime minister’s resignation concludes a week of turbulent events in the region, which all point to the extremely explosive situation created by the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah axis and, most importantly, mark the end of the civil war in Syria and its implications on Lebanon. Israel’s finest speech writers couldn’t have produced a better speech for Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri against Hezbollah and Iran.
  • Mon Nov 6: Egypt’s Sissi vows push to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks  Times of Israelin a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Sharm el-Sheikh on Monday, said he remains committed to bringing Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table.
  • Tue Nov 7: Abbas speaks with Saudi king Jerusalem Post...informed [Salman] of the latest developments related to the Palestinian issue, American efforts to advance the peace process and… national reconciliation,
  • Tue Nov 8: White House Statement on Iranian-Supported Missile Attacks Against Saudi Arabia 
  • Tues Nov 8 – President Trump’s North Korean warning speech in Seoul, Korea  White House transcript.
  • Thu Nov 9: Trump may have pushed Saudi Arabia and Iran closer to war  CNBC.  Koenig quotes CNBC.com senior columnist Jake Novak’s Commentary in some depth: ‘As I noted when he was first put in his top position by his father King Salman in June, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was already known as a hardcore hawk against Iran. Just a month before he was made crown prince, bin Salman declared that peace dialogue with Iran was impossible…More aggressive anti-Iranian hawks like bin Salman may have seen Donald Trump’s election as an excuse to win the day over more dovish princes and ministers. And the White House seemingly gave Saudi Arabia a green light…Step four seems to have come in September, when bin Salman reportedly secretly visited Israel to discuss Iran and other potential cooperative measures. Neither country is officially acknowledging that visit took place, but at least one Israeli government source confirmed the meeting last month…And now we’re on the step five, which appears to be a combination of the purge to remove any possible internal hurdles towards a greater anti-Iranian push, and blatant protests against any real or perceived Iranian aggression.

Is Saudi Arabia pushing Israel into war with Hezbollah and Iran?

  • Koenig: ‘This is an interesting perspective from Obama’s former ambassador to Israel.’  In Haaretz Daniel B. Shapiro is Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, asks, ‘What connects Lebanese PM Saad Hariri’s sudden resignation and Hezbollah’s assassination threat with Saudi Arabia and Israel? It’s all about Iran.
  • ‘But Israel must not be maneuvered by an impatient Riyadh into a premature confrontation…Hariri has long known that as prime minister, he lived on borrowed time. At Hezbollah’s whim, at any moment, his father’s fate could become his own. It’s fair to say that the assassination attempt he alluded to in his resignation announcement represented a death threat he always faced. It was only a question of when Hezbollah would choose to operationalize it. 
  • ‘The bigger question is whether his resignation is a sign that the Saudis withdrew their support for him once again. At first blush, that would not seem consistent with King Salman and MBS’s overall desire to confront Iran’s proxies on every front…’
  • ‘But it is plausible that the Saudis are trying to create the context for a different means of contesting Iran in Lebanon: an Israeli-Hezbollah war….’
  • For the rest of this informative commentary, click here: Haaretz
THE MIDDLE EAST
  • Nov 8 – Iran plots assassinations to achieve Shiite Crescent in the Middle East [JCPA]
  • Nov 8 – Barzani: Iraqi forces entered Kirkuk with US, British knowledge [Rudaw]
  • Nov 9 – Saudi Arabia Kuwait, UAE and Bahrain urge their nationals to leave Lebanon [Al Arabiya]
  • Nov 9 – The price of selling out the Kurds [Rudaw]

Part 2 will provide a quick listing of linked headlines from this week’s news.

[Flying Puzzles by Nokhoog Buchachon, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net]

Sanctuary – Moments in His Presence

Sanctuary – `something set aside for sacred use’.  This new book by David Strutt is a collection of daily thoughts and insights. They are designed to encourage you to come into the presence of God; to praise Him, to hear Him and be healed and restored by the wonders of His love and faithfulness.

Sanctuary isn’t meant to replace daily Bible reading but instead aims to stimulate, inspire and refresh you by helping you go deeper into God’s love.

Reflecting on the nature of God, this Sanctuary contains exciting testimonies and encouragement to pursue the Lord for spiritual gifts to be evident in our daily lives. It is arranged so you can read the entries either by following as a calendar of dates and church festivals, else at your own pace by its numerical sequence of days. At the close of each day’s thoughts there is a short prayer as a source of inspiration for further meditation.

Its author David Strutt blesses the church we attend in Liphook with teaching that brings deep insights, and I especially appreciate his occasional explanations of the Hebrew meaning of scripture. After announcing the book’s publication his large box of copies was soon emptied!

David Reveals Book’s Beginnings

Chatting recently with David in his large but cosy ‘shack’ and by a warm small fire, I enquire of the book’s genesis. He points to a light-green large yet thin, vertical wooden letter rack brimming over with small scraps of paper upon which he’d jotted notes over many years, and to lots and lots more in a box-file labelled ‘Sanctuary’.  As stated in the book’s Introduction, they’re all thoughts and insights from his reading, preaching and being inspired.

With a flourish of the hand towards the box he divulges, “I knew that one day I’d use them to write a book for those who place great importance in coming into the Lord’s glorious presence each day.”  The Introduction offers gems of brief encouragement – like nuggets – on ways of getting the best out of those notes, as though riding on a tandem with scripture.

About four years ago David realised the Lord wanted him to transform all the notes into a devotional book called ‘Sanctuary’. He confesses that his first attempt at doing so in a diary format only produced rather ‘wooden’ first months of the year.

Last year a very awkward misfortune resulted in one leg being immobilised. “When my leg was encased in a heavy plaster cast it was quite a struggle to walk around. And so in 2016 I debated with myself about being able to go to Dorset and eventually decided we could go in August.”

David then pointed across from where I was lazing on the sofa to the large, soft leather satchel laying across the adjacent chair. “As I went to grab that bag I heard the Lord tell me, ‘Don’t take that! Take your laptop!’  So out came the box of watercolours and in went my laptop. Instead of sitting at an easel I ended up tapping away on a keyboard. From the first day away the writing flowed non-stop and I wrote daily ’til January 2017!

“In writing I had several different kinds of readers in mind rather than write for a niche market. As well as regular devotees I wanted it to appeal to new believers, to those wary of the Old Testament and to offer a ‘jigsaw’ of prophecies that lead into the Incarnation. In leading into Advent/Christmas entries during November introduce OT prophecies, even the more difficult ones, for our contemplation.

“So I tried to link together a chain of events to help us understand Father’s heart for His creation. ‘Sanctuary’ is for diligent seekers as we all need to understand the big picture rather than see the Bible within a niche.”

In view of my frequently blogging on both topics, my ears pricked up at David’s alluding to prophecies as a ‘jigsaw’!  I grinned. When launching this blog six years ago I’d wanted to call it ‘Invisible Jigsaw’ (details here), but couldn’t find a suitable graphic at the time.

Furthermore, a slight scratch to the back of David’s hand from a garden bush as we went to the ‘den’ had reminded me of a significant dream a couple of days earlier. The dream related to a formative place of my childhood (local library, as here) and my later calling to write. It closed with my looking at my watch, seeing the hands near 12 o’clock (similar to now, 12:07) and a short, narrow trickle of blood around the top’s inside edge. I awoke and understood most of the dream, plus the what and why of the last thing I was looking at – my watch; that is, ‘Richard’s Watch’!

Therefore, and as a regular reader, Sanctuary – Moments In His Presence is highly and unreservedly recommended.  Published by Malcolm Down (ISBN: 978-1-910786-77-2) it can be purchased from Eden Christian Books or Amazon.

[Puzzle Globe and Book by Thanunkorn, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net]

‘MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY’ – urgent prayer call for UK & PM May

About to take a brief walk I was prompted to send a brief email to a fellow watcher but spotted news of the following alert Veronika West posted yesterday. So am re-posting it with a couple of graphics as top priority:

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM AND PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY ‘MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY!’

Just after midnight I heard these words in the realm of the Spirit going forth over the Nation of the United Kingdom, “Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!”

Veronika WestAs I began to pray, immediately the Holy Spirit gave me a heavy burden to pray for Prime Minister Theresa May. Now As I prayed in the Spirit I was shown clearly the Houses of Parliament and Number 10 Downing Street and then again I heard a clear distress call going forth over the Nation saying, “Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!”

Prophecy Today (link)

As I listened I heard that the call was coming from within these two locations (Houses of Parliament and 10 Downing Street), so I pressed in deeper then suddenly I saw these words being written over the Nation, “REBELLION RISING”, then I heard a loud trumpet sound and I heard these words echo in the realm of the Spirit, “The Trumpet Calls you to a Holy and Righteous Fight For Such a Time As This!”

Now as I have continued to pray and intercede this morning over what I saw and clearly heard over the Nation, the Holy Spirit led me back to this word, which I posted last year September concerning Theresa May and the Destiny of our Nation. I believe it is both poignant and relevant to what the Lord has revealed to me last night (emphasis RB): Continue reading