The following is offered on the grounds prominently stated on the first printing of my testimony, upon this blog’s homepage and in About Comments – ie. it is all purely
‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE’
IN chatting with Geoff Pick, creator of UK Prophetic Word blogspot, about a conference paper being prepared on the prophetic in the UK, we were intrigued to learn a couple of dates marked rather similar events in our long-standing activity in prophecy.
Our personal paths had ‘crossed’ twice and, although marked by spiritual signposts that point out our different, distinct routes, those ‘locations’ were ‘milestones’ marking each crossroad’s significance – perhaps like the altars to the Lord the ancient patriarchs and Hebrews had set up to mark where and when the Almighty had appeared and broken into their lives.
It’s especially amusing that our milestones actually have numbers on them – as dates. So these milestones indicate ‘space-time’ distance travelled in walking with our Lord..:
Geoff noted that, after the Millennium, most prophetic input was coming from America, or other English-speaking nations, with little from believers across Britain. So in 2004 he started assembling national prophecy and, encouraged by others, launched a website bringing together those prophecies, as well as Facebook group Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival. His UK Prophetic Words public blog on the same theme followed in 2011.
2004 was when I was ‘God-smacked’ with an open vision of the rotten state of Britain, but was unable to discuss it in-depth with anyone in churches until we went the next year to a prophecy school run by a church prophecy team at Bath at three levels to allow for delegates’ abilities. Nina and I daringly plumped for Revd Dr Sharon Stone’s ‘masterclass’ and I sounded her out on that dream. Right away she accepted its validity – then called her students to intercession on it! Sharon and husband Greg had come to Britain in 2001 to start Christian International Europe under Dr Bill Hamon (based in Florida).
Seven years later, in 2011, Geoff and I were involved with the Revival Alliance gathering in Westminster, but from completely different angles because mine was a ‘flying visit’ in a dream wherein I ‘saw’ and declared, “The Kingdom is being set up!” Afterwards, when briefed about the event and Bill Johnson musing that “We would look back at 1st Sept 2011 as the day things changed in the UK,” I emailed organiser Christen Forster about the dream.
That prophetic linkage impelled me to go public with my email observations on Bible prophecy and world events by launching this blog on 21st November 2011.
Only months later in 2012 did I discover Geoff’s website and the 10 Prophetic Visions therein.
Moreover, only in recent weeks have we noticed yet another Biblically-relevant activity in common: an appreciation and understanding of the relevance of numbers!
Contemporary prophecy and ministry is our common interest, but not my prime focus. In view of what had happened in my pre-Christian days, Bible prophecy certainly takes precedence, as well as being the raison-d’etre of my writing.
Geoff became aware of my work on this blog, yet in recent discussion I realised he’s not familiar with the whole cyber-library of hubs and static pages. This would also apply to anyone using a mobile phone unless they choose to see the ‘full site’. To check that very large library’s content click its aforementioned link.
Therefore, I composed and sent him the following synopsis of my personal history and thought it would interest you too…(Moreover, as the anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 has just passed, I recall its relevance to my journey. Later in the Readers’ Digest I read a lady’s account of dreaming about an attempt upon his life and trying to warn the authorities.)
MILESTONES WITH THE LORD
In summary, here are the personal milestones with associate links to read about them if you have time and inclination to do so:
Mid-1980s – ‘The Invisible Hand’ by Victor Dunstan about ‘ancient seers’ prophecies, as in this blog’s Bio Info, which also gives brief overview of few notable ‘milestones’.
1989 – dream visitation from the Lord as told in I’m FREE [5th bullet-point refers; article summarises my background – 1990, started attending Tilehurst Free Church (Baptist) with its very sound Bible teaching. 1998 healing and deliverance with Ellel Ministries.]
1992 – dream vision and word re “fall of Islam” – stunning reality of prophetic visions.
1996, 2008, 2009 – THREE personal prophetic words about writing and prophecy
2004 – open vision of Britain being ripped apart as ‘fabric of society is rotten’ but rock of Christ appears, as later published in email of 18 August 2011.
2008-9 – As my Bible explodes I hear “This is ALL about to be fulfilled” and thus began emailing on End-times. [First is in two-parts entitled The End-game Is Now In Play.]
2011 – a vivid dream connects not only with Bill Johnson’s prophetic word on pivotal point in UK’s prophetic history but also location of his meeting (see ‘Father Let Your Kingdom Come’).
2011 – launched ‘Richard’s Watch: Looking For The Signs Of Jesus’ Return’ with this Welcome. Posts on False Theology, Eschatology, Prophecy, Why I’m Watching were to follow with my testimony, and this on Biblical/historical/financial Cycles for 2011-12.