[GPS #36.1…and so I pondered what Saturday 31st August 2019 may bring to our nation in its continuing political and social crisis.] Meanwhile that morning over in Winchester a regular contributor to this blog was listening to the Lord. Author of Signs, Stay or Leave? and Divine Designs, Neil Mackereth emails early that afternoon:
‘…I had a word this morning, for your consideration. (One thing not mentioned, the Lord said “crisis” scores 77 using alphabet as numerals and adding them (i.e. a =1 , b = 2, z = 26). Similarly Christ = 77). Not sure of any significance!
“The crisis that fast approaches is not what you think! Do you believe that I am all powerful and that I am working out My purposes? Or do you believe man is in control? Many say with their lips that I am ‘King of Kings’ and ‘Lord of Lords’ and that all power and authority is Mine, but their hearts are troubled.
“Lack of belief is the real crisis.
“Many of the leaders of Great Britain are assembling at the Palace of Westminster. They study the law, for evidence of treachery in others, whilst plotting intrigues to reverse the Referendum decision. In their righteous(?) indignation they claim to be the defenders of democracy!
“Watch very carefully as I continue to reveal in detail a devious and deceitful assembly.
“Watch and be surprised as the veil of secrecy ceases to cover their endeavours.
“Watch and be surprised at the unlikely people and alliances within this nest of vipers.
“Watch and be surprised at the disaffection, distress and uproar they cause in the name of democracy.
“Watch and be amazed at how I thwart their schemes and change the atmosphere. I am the God of unexpected outcomes.
“Those who have eyes to see and hearts to understand will discern My hand and will have peace. Lack of belief dulls eyes and hearts. Without a God-centric world view these events and challenges are likely to seem overwhelming and insoluble. For those who recognise their need, and earnestly ask Me, I will circumcise their hearts and open their eyes. Come, see what I will do.”
Note: Today when I queried a typo with Neil, he replies, “I’m having challenges here with Google refusing to open and other software glitches – I take it as confirmation that we are on the right track! ” (I encountered that problem with our phone lines down for 3 weeks in the month of the Referendum, yet the Lord must have been with my writing as the internet was unaffected. Also had glitches when blogging on Iran and on Boris, BBC and Balfour!)
After I’d gone offline last Thursday for the long weekend, Neil sent this reminder related to the hyper-hypocrisy and venom vented by ‘outraged’ anti-democrats protesting about Parliament being prorogued:
READ THE QUESTION!
‘In this season of exam results I am reminded of my teachers frequently emphasising the need to “Read the Question”!
‘A very simple question, but what does it mean?
‘It means: Should the UK remain a member of the EU or leave the EU?
‘The question, and the outcome of the vote, have generated a veritable avalanche of opinions, mostly from journalists, quasi-intellectual analysts, pundits and politicians, about things which the question does not cover. Put another way, because there are no provisos, Remainers have rushed to invent some. We have entered a fractious and long running debate about what people really meant when they voted leave.
‘As one might expect, the myriad of discussions on “what they really meant” are led by those who didn’t get the result they wanted.
‘There has been a very successful campaign aimed at convincing the electorate that those who voted to leave only wanted to do so provided there was a mutually acceptable deal with the EU. Is that proviso stated in the question?
‘The “Fear of the unknown” weapon has been ruthlessly deployed by Remainers. Bold statements on likely no-deal outcomes are often based on spurious facts that do not bear close scrutiny. These unproven hypotheses (outpourings of doom) are both mischievous and Machiavellian.
‘The relentless and vociferous onslaught of remain propaganda, ignoring the fact that the so-called experts have repeatedly been proved wrong, sow seeds of doubt and, as intended, have caused some to come to believe that a “deal” is an essential prerequisite.
‘The question does not say:
- “Leave” but only if we have a deal with the EU.
- “Leave” but only with the agreement of parliament.
- “Leave” but only if we won’t be worse off.
- “Leave” but only if we can be sure of beneficial trade arrangements with other nations.
- “Leave” but only if the North/South Irish border will remain open.
‘Nor does the question say or imply that:
- “Leave” means stopping ‘free movement’.
- “Leave” means we shouldn’t have any deal/s with the EU.
- “Leave” means sometime in the distant future, and certainly not before all possible delaying tactics have been exhausted.
- “Leave” means we should stay close enough to re-join easily.
- “Leave” means a further referendum on the terms of our departure.
‘So, which view of democracy takes precedence? Carrying out the will of the people, as expressed in the result of the Referendum? Or the continued seeking for authorisation from a divided dysfunctional parliament that is so factionalised that lack of consensus on anything other than blocking “no-deal” is likely to continue, ad-infinitum?
‘Please Lord, hear the prayers of your people and heal our land. Your will be done.’
Continue reading at GPS #36.3
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