Intercession for Europe as spiritual ‘grappling hooks’

Over lunch last Tuesday week with Peter, we spoke about my blogs over May-June on Neil Mackereth’s prayer alert on the EU re the English Channel, Isle of Wight and river Itchen’s water and cutting and casting off the EU’s hidden tentacles (as here, here and here). Peter drew attention to not forgetting the need to pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Europe and to be more aware of how the EU is affecting them spiritually.

In fact, Brexit doesn’t mean we’re to cut links with them and I recall several prophecies about Britain evangelising Europe! (Eg. 2005 Vision of Gt Britain and The Bridegroom Cometh!)

As if by confirmation, or ‘God-incidence’, later that very day Dave Hood emailed me in response to my personal prelude to the cutting of those tentacles. He writes, ‘What has prompted me is it seems, there might be on the one hand a LOOSING from Europe by cutting the tentacles, but it may be there is drawing towards the UK of her neighbour France.”

He promised details,“outlining a picture of grappling hooks being sent FROM the south-east corner of England, across the channel TO the coastal area of France … pulling the two countries CLOSER spiritually.

Dave thus regards what I published on that Wednesday-Thursday on Veronika West’s vision of the EU as a glacier breaking off an iceberg (the UK) as a confirmation of those details.

What I haven’t yet divulged is that the very next day (ie. after having posted Veronika’s) I opened the newspaper and spotted this headline reference to ‘iceberg’ :

Here’s Dave’s subsequent email of Thursday 7th June:

The following, the “grappling hooks”, came back to me as a result of reading the articles … The cutting of the EU tentacles. As you will see there may be 2 different “types” of “tentacles” in operation.

One also needs to see that what I am sending you, (the grappling hooks ) is also in light of other previous prophetic impressions. The Lord once asked me a question ( 2006 ) … Who is your neighbour? He answered me with a vision.

Here is an excerpt from it …The Lord, showed me a picture of a man standing with his back to me and he was naked from the waist up. He said that this represented this country, the UK, Great Britain. From this rear view perspective, the man, with our country’s right arm, was trying to stretch out sideways, to the right, to its neighbour. Our nearest neighbour is France. France is, as we are, part of Europe. France firstly and Europe is our neighbour.

I saw that our country was stretching its arm out to its neighbour. But its right arm was injured because it was DISLOCATED from the shoulder, what they call a “SEPERATED shoulder”. Not only was Britain separated from itself, in part by it OWN North South Divide, It was separated and divided FROM Europe, its neighbour, because of the same weakness.

Father God wants to put, IS placing this shoulder; BACK INTO PLACE, re – placing it in its socket. He does not want the strength of this country’s arm hanging and dangling limp, detached from its shoulder. But wants to REPAIR it so that its tendons will again become strong with the LIGAMENTS of FAITH. Thereby joining and transferring faith and becoming an actual support and reality to its OWN country but also supportive (in His ways and purposes) towards Europe. In reality like the body, it is TEMPORAL, but in its DESTINY it is ETERNAL. God’s proposes are written for it, not just as earthly citizens, but for and as citizens of heaven.


As I write today, I recall that about 6 months ago, I saw the South East of England and the northern mainland of France. From different points in the SE, I could see individuals throwing what seemed like grappling hooks, attached to long ropes, across the Channel into France. With a tug on the various lines, the hooks secured themselves in the soil, the ground of France.

People in the SE, then exerted further pull, drawing on the ropes … and this effort began to pull the South east closer to France. Diminishing the distance of the Channel between them, until, they almost, apparently touched.

With these images and with further thought and prayer came these impressions.

  • I sensed re France; there was an opportunity for her as a nation, for herself to obtain an Exodus out of Europe (Egypt’s/Baal’s control). This may be both on a national Exodus but also many individual ones ++ were/are to come out of her, from Europe’s control.

As I saw the two nations, Britain and France being pulled towards one another, and hence France away from Europe. I saw semi-cloud cover * form over the skies where the two coastlines met. The natural distance of the English Channel, becoming reduced in distance in the spiritual. As the two coastlines met, the areas close to the join would be under cloud cover,* which was God’s cover.

These ropes pulling towards, seemed to be producing an opposite effect than the cutting free of the tentacles described in GPS #17. Which indicates to me , that maybe there are 2 things of seeming opposite nature are occurring at the same time, but with nevertheless, conjoined purposes and means.

This escape, exodus, would result in … Exodus 14;17 And I — lo, I am strengthening the heart of the Egyptians, and they go in after them, and I am honoured on Pharaoh, and on all his force, on his chariots, and on his horsemen;

and Egypt( Europe) shall know that I am the Lord.

I sense this pulling closer, this closing of the gap is as a bridge over, a crossing over. Not only are WE at our Jordan, individually and nationally, but so too will come opportunity for her.

But He wants to rescue her (France) from her burning towers, France our neighbour. He will reach her, he wills, he seeks to bridge that gap, His isthmus of escape. For His hand is not too short to save nor His ear too hard to hear, and that is like as when there was also a red cord for Rahab. In His mercy he seeks to reach her, His mercy bridges the gap.

And I sensed in His mercy, grace and majesty, He will be as a True King, you Lord Jesus are their True Sun King, joining yourself to them by the scarlet thread. And I get the sense like Rahab … she had heard AHEAD of the Lords exploits and he sent his hornet ahead of Him. Egypt (Europe shall know that I am God when I get my honour over Pharaoh.

Gods anchors and hooks, reminded me of the boarding of two ships …his though, are not to negatively board and capture her, but to repel her (France’s) boarders, those who seek to negatively capture and ensnare her for themselves (Egypt’s Europe). And I heard the Lord say .. prepare to repel boarders … the like magnets of love will attract and attach, but the unlike polarity will repel

….Mat 11: And, from the days of John the Baptist till now, the reign of the heavens doth suffer violence, and violent men do take it by force, 13for all the prophets and the law till John did prophesy, 14and if ye are willing to receive [it], he is Elijah who was about to come; 15he who is having ears to hear — let him hear. Let him who has eyes, first LOOK, then he will SEE.

He then changed the imagery. In that I saw France’s rescuer, and He was as if in a jungle and stood high on a tree. Then with one arm he clasped France to Himself and with the other free arm he swung on vines ( yes like Tarzan) (hmmm yes like ropes) past the areas and growths of the forests and trees of war and darkness, and dispute and strife. Past and beyond the grasp of towering oaks that are not His (the Lords). The towering oaks, in part, being reference to the effect of ancient and prolonging Druidism …. and amongst the forests there were companies of Druids, seeking to capture her (France) and ensnare her, doing her harm … but he said no company shall harm her.

Like when he brought Israel through, may Egypt not see * what God is seeking to do for France. May God illuminate to France and \ Britannia what he is doing and cause blindness to the enemy. Even Paul blinded sorcerers that held sway of kings and hence nations …11Behold, now the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and not see the sun for a season.’ Immediately a mist* and darkness fell on Elymas. He went about seeking someone to lead him by the hand.

At the same time that the drawing towards one another Britannia and France was happening, it would also provide for Britannia a beachhead for God’s advance, not just for France, but also towards Europe further inland.

21 And Moses stretcheth out his hand towards the sea, and Jehovah causeth the sea to go on by a strong east wind all the night, and maketh the sea become dry ground, and the waters are cleaved,

The waters cleaved asunder, separated away, by Moses staff, the application of the wood of the cross . The word cleave has a meaning … as when eggs are hatching, and when hatched a nation is born … one blood, one nation, one body

Ex 14:16 and thou, lift up thy rod, and stretch out thy hand towards the sea, and cleave it, and the sons of Israel go into the midst of the sea on dry land. Cleave is the … Hebrew word baqa … same word used , Gen 7:11 when god loosed waters of judgement in Noah’s time …all the fountains of the great deep broken up

baqa means to rip up woman with child … like God’s caesarean for France, to rescue her as his child from the womb of the enemy

baqa means to break through to any one

thus break every obstacle into the glory of god.

Baqa is Strongs H1234 …. I sense this is signifying the process and progress of god, 1,2,3,4,

these notions surrounding baqa … remind me of …. breakthrough.

May God’s grappling hooks land in THEIR hearts and OURS, that they and we, be brought closer to Him and His heart. May God grapple with all hearts just as the Angel, grappled, wrestled with Jacobs. May hers and our fears be wrestled away and taken from Pharaoh’s grasp and a new son of Israel be formed … Israel means, prince with power with God.


Dave Hood

ps. Over the years I have had at least 5 words regarding France . Three of them show direct reference and imagery to individuals, +++ groups of individuals, finding their way by different processes to this nation. As part of his purposes for France, our participation and witness and testimony to Europe’s coming salvation.

1. isthmus

a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land.

2. Anatomy

a narrow organ, passage, or piece of tissue connecting two larger parts

3 thoughts on “Intercession for Europe as spiritual ‘grappling hooks’

  1. As a follow on .. about 2 weeks ago in prayer, re France’s exodus , coming free of Europe … I saw in the waters of the English Chanel between Britain’s south eastern corner and the opposite French shore …a large sea serpent … and the serpent was seemingly fighting furiously with an invisible foe, ( Angelic powers in harmony with the prayers of the saints and desire of God) in doing so the waters around it were frothing and churning. Further thought brought an active scripture to bear … laid down in opposition to the serpents activity . Psalm 91 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;
    they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
    You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent
    also – 18So He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you. 20Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”…

    recognize the place and position and power of grace, given us in Jesus, for it is by grace that you have been saved, and not by works lest any should boast. Small is big, down is up, less is more.

    why do i mention this … its because of the reference to Leviathan below … which is characterized by pride and vanity … but as we remain in the place and power of humility with god we have victory of things that r so much bigger and stronger … but remember peter walked on the water, because the power of the waves and hence its storm were under Jesus feet

    so it became useful and fruitful, and in some cases absolutely necessary to repent of any form of vainglory, pride etc , on behalf of oneself, but also on behalf of generational transactions … including those of France and Britain … repentance is IS A gift to us and has resurrection grace when accessed.

    take it as your green light
    serpents are part of the group of marine Spirits, that seek to occupy and govern, if they are allowed to do so. Part of the serpent was also identified in Leviathan. Job speaks about the ability ? to put a hook in its jaw … but we note that when the Lord puts his hook in the jaw of a powerful spiritual force in Ezk 38: 4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws, and bring you out with all your army — your horses, your horsemen in full armor, a huge company armed with shields and bucklers, all brandishing their swords…. it obeys …

    when it is the lords will will succeed for if you already ask according to his will, you already have what you ask for. It is His will for France to be free, for Britain to be and remain free of Europe … for he HAS SHOWN us it is His will to set people free from the power and force operating in Europe. Amen. Glory to Jesus.

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  2. An entry by Veronika West … later the same day, the date of the post above PTL


    Ps; Thank you RichardsWatch for sharing this UTube Video

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    • Many thanks for alerting me to that linkage Dave AND have you noticed her opening line reiterates – rather, foretells – the chorus of ‘Rule Britannia’, upon which I felt led to focus as the ‘connector’ bridging and thus linking the last two posts!!

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