Still mulling over that morning’s dream, at 3Counties Vineyard I was blessed to learn the focus is to “celebrate Jesus’ birth and say WOW!!” (at 41:41 time-mark a member brings a deeply inspiring contribution):
After entering and about to sit, I greeted visitors in the row behind and learned they’re from Houston, Texas. Tony told me they’d been to Westminster Abbey and in a small group allowed into its heart – King Edward the Confessor’s Shrine! The original Saxon abbey was consecrated 957 years ago yesterday, Holy Innocents’ Day 28th December 1065.
SO could this be the reason I dreamed about Westminster Abbey? That the heart of Christian worship and confession be re-opened into a brand new restoration? SO, I was therefore amazed that afternoon to hear what King Charles III says about Jesus, and I started putting two and two together! (emphasis mine):
“..Some years ago, I was able to fulfil a life-long wish to visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity.
“There, I went down into the Chapel of the Manger and stood in silent reverence by the silver star that is inlaid on the floor and marks the place of our Lord Jesus Christ’s birth.
It meant more to me than I can possibly express to stand on that spot where, as the Bible tells us, ‘the light that has come into the world’ was born
While Christmas is, of course, a Christian celebration, the power of light overcoming darkness is celebrated across the boundaries of faith and belief.
So, whatever faith you have, or whether you have none, it is in this life-giving light, and with the true humility that lies in our service to others, that I believe we can find hope for the future…”
It is my prayer that HRH become fully born-again moving in the power of Holy Spirit and his faith in Jesus Christ become more ardent, thus becoming an example to everyone of other faiths and that they, thereby, want to know and follow the True Light of the World.
The evening of Christmas Day came another ‘God-incidence’ relating to the numbers. Laura and Tony Greenwell emailed a photo of a car and saying,
“On the way to family today we saw this car on the motorway. It caught our attention because of its age and we could tell it was an old Peugeot L reg. then we caught up with it again and my eyes nearly popped out because the end of the plate said DJT and the middle part said 22!!! We felt it was significant so sharing with you both today…”
Little did they know, but now they do!
SO MUCH incoming like Global Prophecy Signals summarised in the next post >>
PS: THE MANUSCRIPT?
Today I was reminded the manuscript looked somewhat like this, a sculptured copy of which is displayed in the ruins of 12th Century Reading Abbey, where I used to sit for lunch and prepare a briefing paper on its history.
Seeing the ancient document reminded me that this Christmas a refrain from an old carol has been in my heart, “Lullay my liking, my dear love, my sweeting. Lullay my dear heart, my own dear darling”. Praying for many others this coming year to have the love for their newly discovered Saviour in their hearts.
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Thanks Vicky and your contribution sits well in tandem with Jenny’s, IE Deut 19:15 again!
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I was interested to read your dream from Christmas Day. We have had a lot of words about being a ‘new wineskin church’, and it has come up many times with 2:22 so I was very excited to see the link with Mark 2:22.
You said you were watching carols from Westminster Abbey on Christmas Eve. Here’s a thought: Maybe it’s the carol element that is important. When I dream about carols or someone called Carol it’s about a new ‘song’, as in a new way of thinking etc. Maybe it is the same thing as the new wineskin.
Also, West is like the setting of the sun, or an end of an era / season. So with the coming of the new wineskin is the end of the old.
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Thanks Jenny and that’s a valuable insight.
PS. You and Vicky make another example of Deut 19:15 witnessing!