Precedence of Prophecy and Theology of Politics (GPS #91.1)

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HABAKKUK 2 (NKJV BibleGateway.com)

I will stand my watch
And set myself on the rampart,
And watch to see what He will say to me,
And what I will answer when I am corrected.

Then the Lord answered me and said:

“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.

By courtesy of James Mark Long

Discussion arising from Neil Mackereth’s God-incidental post on satan’s schemes and false prophets and my activity on them calls for a statement on what precedence, or priority, I give to prophetical material. Continue reading

4 – Structure of the Book of Revelation, and conclusion

Continued from part 3:.

STRUCTURE OF THE REVELATION

 “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.  18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. 19 Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.  (Rev 1:17-19 NKJV)

  • The Present:
  • chpt 1. Vision of the Son of Man, the one ascended Lord
  • chpt 2-3. Letters to seven churches (and for all churches)
  • chpt 4-5. Vision of heaven, the Lion of Judah and the Lamb
  • The Near Future:
  • chpt 6-11. Judgments, great tribulation, martyrs and two witnesses
  • chpt 12-16. Woman, child, dragon, beast 666, antichrist, false prophet
  • chpt 17-19. Fall of Babylon, Messianic judgement of Armageddon
  • THE RETURN OF ‘THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS’ 
  • The Far Future:
  • chpt 20. The Millennium, Satan rebels/defeated, Judgement, lake of fire
  • chpt 21. New heaven and new earth, the Bride, the New Jerusalem
  • chpt 22. River of Life from God’s throne, Tree of Life for healing the nations.

David Pawson explains that each future period has bad news and things get much worse, but the good news is that things will get very much better afterwards. Through it all Jesus encourages his people to ‘endure’ and ‘overcome’ until He returns.

“First, Jesus tells the churches they must deal with internal problems if they are to face external pressures. Compromise in belief of behaviour, tolerance of idolatry or immorality, weaken the Church from within. (LESSON FOR TODAY!)”

For the 2nd period He shows the worst that can happen but believers will not have to go through anything worse! “And the very worst time ahead will be at most a few years”.

Then, Jesus reveals the wonders that will follow in the 3rd period when all believers will be with Him.

CONCLUSION

On a personal note, what impresses me is the comparison of this closing book with the Bible’s first book, Genesis.

Revelation promises a full restoration not only for those who believe in God, to life with Him, but also and because of that for the earth too.

The Tree of Life is a main feature in the garden of Eden, in the beginning, but through it Satan perverted Adam and Eve’s relationship with their fatherly Creator and so they lost and fell from their glory. In the end that usurper gets his just desserts, the saved return to living in the glory of God in the New Jerusalem and the Tree’s leaves bring healing to all people, as it is written.:

But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. 24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honour into it. 25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). 26 And they shall bring the glory and the honour of the nations into it. 27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. (Revelation 21 NKJV)

This short blog can never hope to do justice to the Book of Revelation. It is an awesome subject but you may wish to meditate upon it yourself along with suitable aids such as in the links below.

Acknowledgements – thank you to:
  • David Pawson, for Unlocking the Bible and books & audio series here and here.
  • Neil MacKereth, for several in-depth courses at Winchester Vineyard church using Chuck Missler’s and David Pawson’s extensive teachings.

PS – click to read about what happened after writing the above post!

3 – Different understandings of The Book of Revelation

Continued from part 2:

INTERPRETATIONS OF THE REVELATION 

Thus, this complex ‘end-times’ revelation can only be understood with God’s overall purpose for humanity in mind. So, it’s not surprising that scholars are divided over the Book’s meaning and predictions for the end of 1st Century and any later events it may forecast for the world and the Church.

There are four main ‘schools’ of exposition based upon interpretations of when these predictions would be fulfilled, as below:

  • Preterist  – during the first centuries AD with the decline/fall of Roman Empire
  • Historicist – all centuries between the First and Second Advent of Jesus Christ
  • Futurist – end of final century AD (held by early Church and evangelicals today)
  • Idealist – any century AD, none in particular (treats the Book as spiritual ‘myth’).

Moreover, in ‘Dealing With “Last Things” – The Rapture, Second Coming, Millennium’ my New Spirit-Filled Life Study Bible not only provides a useful summary with charts but also shows EIGHT differing scholarly viewpoints, citing The Last Days Handbook, 1990, by Robert P Lightener, viz:

  1. Saint Augustine’s Amillenial View
  2. A Second Amillennial View (BB Warfield)
  3. Pre-Millennial Pre-Tribulational View
  4. Pre-Millennial Post-Tribulational View
  5. Pre-Millennial Mid-Tribulational View
  6. Pre-Millennial Pre-Tribulational Partial Rapture View
  7. Pre-Millennial Pre-Wrath Rapture View
  8. Evangelical Post-Millenial View

We can now appreciate Hank Hanegraaff’s ‘preterist’ position that Revelation refers only to John’s days 1900 years ago and the persecutions that took place. But he fails to take the whole account into consideration because its closing chapters clearly refer to things that have not happened yet. For example, unprecedented global catastrophes, return of millions of deceased Christians alongside Jesus to overthrow Satan and rule upon earth, Satan’s final rebellion with many nations and demise in the lake of fire, the arrival of the ‘holy city’ and ‘wedding of the Lamb’!

So how are we to understand The Apocalypse? David Pawson suggests using the four main ‘schools’  in conjunction for each of the three main time periods, the present, the near future and the far future (not ignoring the switching between earth and heaven) – yet,

“..the fundamental question is not ‘when?’ but WHY?”

David answers his question:

“Not just to tell us what is going to happen but to get us ready for what is going to happen…Revelation is a ‘manual for martyrdom’…which is why this book becomes so meaningful to Christians under persecution. Maybe this is also why Western Christians in comfortable churches fail to find it relevant.”

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2 – A very brief introduction to the Book of Revelation

Continued from part 1, which closes: ‘In fact, some believers disregard prophecy and scholars have various opinions upon this topic and when, if at all, predicted events will occur.  Also, are such things to be taken figuratively?’

The widest divergence in opinion is over the Bible’s closing book – ‘The Apocalypse’, or ‘Book of Revelation’.  In its original Greek this Book begins as follows.:

‘Apocalupsis iEsou christou…’

‘The unveiling of Jesus Christ (anointed one)’, per Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible, or as the New King James Version translates it:

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants — things which must shortly take place.

[Greek: ‘what which IS-BINDING must TO-BE-BECOMING to-be-occurring IN SWIFTness’] And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John,  who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. (Revelation 1)

John is thought to have been the closest disciple of Jesus, and could thereby personally attest to Jesus’ awesome origin, as in the first of three short letters to believers:

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us(1 John 1)

The Apocalypse opens by stating its purpose: an unveiling of God’s plans that He gave to Jesus Christ, for sharing through his surviving first disciple several decades after he witnessed Jesus’ resurrection from death. This account tells how John acquired this information. He became Jesus’ amanuensis in writing exactly what Jesus dictated as personal letters to seven churches in Asia as a result of His having visited them.

NOTE: verse 1’s ‘shortly’ doesn’t necessarily imply ‘soon’ but may mean when these ordained events that MUST occur then whenever they happen, it will be very fast!!

White Door in SkyNext, John was caught up to God’s Throne Room in heaven where he heard and saw visions about what was going to happen shortly and in the distant future when the Age will be drawn to a close with the bodily return of Jesus Christ to rule and reign upon earth. John had to be reminded to write it all down!

NB: It is the only Book in the Bible to open with a blessing for all who read it and ‘keep’, or observe, what’s written therein, and closes with a curse (of loss of inheritance in the Kingdom) for anyone who tampers with its text and changes its message. The Book of Revelation is primarily for believers, not unbelievers.

In Unlocking The Bible, David Pawson defines this genre of literature as follows:

Unlocking The Bible‘Apocalyptic’ is history written from God’s point of view.  It gives the total picture.  It enlarges our understanding of world events by seeing them in the light of what is above and beyond our limited perception.  This gives us both insight and foresight…far beyond that of the normal historian.

He also gives this snippet:

God is working out his plans and purposes within time…He is the Lord of History.  But it is his pattern, which can only be discerned when he has revealed the missing pieces of the jigsaw. (Emphasis added)

(Now where did we come across that notion before?  See Invisible Jigsaw.)

He points out that the first characteristic of the ‘apocalyptic’ genre is that it’s basically moral. Secondly, that it’s often symbolical so the unknown can be communicated in terms of what is familiar, as in analogy or parable, because it involves not only information but also imagination. 

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Prophecy and interpreting ‘The Apocalypse’ – The Book of Revelation – 1 of 4

Published 27 June 2013 as Note on Christian Prophecy and The Apocalypse about scholars’ differences on prophetic scripture, this is now separated for ease of reading :

Digging into the difference of opinion noted in the Joel Rosenberg re-post unearthed an interesting find – one connecting into what I wrote ten weeks earlier about the origin of this blog. I’ll say more about that later.

Some readers may have queried my covering comment to Joel’s post; (it) “includes opinions of a Bible teacher who thinks its prophecies have happened.  This merely reflects the actual content of The Blaze interviews.

As Hank Hanegraaff’s online radio show is called ‘Bible Answer Man’, my remark may seem to question that title. Those reading the linked article would note journalist Billy Holloway’s statement that Hanegraaff has “a wildly different take on the matter” to that of Rosenberg for he, “rejected the notion that Revelation and other alleged prophecies apply to today’s world”.

How come? Aren’t both men Christians? A little elucidation is called for…

Doubtless both men meet the basic criterion for a born-again believer, as in the Spirit-inspired instruction of the apostles Paul and John:

if you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (Chapter 10 of Paul’s letter to the Romans; New International Version)

16 For God so loved the world (that’s you, my reader) that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (Chpt 3 of the Gospel according to John; NIV)

So, to have faith in Christ it isn’t absolutely necessary to believe everything in the Bible. In fact, some believers disregard prophecy and scholars have various opinions upon this topic and when, if at all, predicted events will occur.  Also, are such things to be taken figuratively?

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Revelation Dream – Tony Puccio

Tony in Arizona brings a most suitable scripture and related vision applicable to the global situation…

My Dreams and Visions

13Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.14But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.15So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.16But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth Revelation 12:13-16

In this night vision I saw a church with an illuminated white cross in front of it. Upon entering the building I saw the congregation facing towards the door…

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‘We had plenty of opportunity’: Four-star general blasts Biden for allowing Chinese spy balloon to cross US — Conservative Review

A highly suitable follow-on to the footnotes in the previous post.

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Retired four-star general Jack Keane blasted the Biden admininstration over the weekend for allowing a Chinese spy balloon to traverse the United States.

The balloon, which was first spotted by Montanans last week, ignited a national security scandal because President Joe Biden waited until it crossed the entire U.S. before deploying fighter jets to shoot it down.

What did Keane say?

Keane, the former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, said the Biden administration should have taken immediate action against the balloon, not let it fly across the entire U.S. while gathering intelligence.

“We finally did what we should have done at the beginning,” he said on Fox News after the balloon was shot down.

“Remember, this was approaching the United States over water. It was approaching the Aleutian Islands over water. And we had plenty of opportunity to take it down then, and that’s when it should…

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Vision of God’s storm over Washington D.C. – Chris G Bennett

Noteworthy that Chris received this over the weekend when many more Americans were waking up to the severe state of affairs in their nation!  His vision reminds me of a vivid dream 50 years ago, when living in the enemy camp, of the vast cloud in which I ‘knew’ is hidden the Almighty. I was struck by a real fear of God – so am appending pertinent screenshots:

D.C. CLOUDS – A VERY DISTURBING VISION

I was just preparing for bed last night, when I heard The LORD say, “Hang on a minute, I have something to show you.”

I don’t ever need a second invitation from Him, so I gave Him my attention. I had been fretting a bit during the day, because I hadn’t heard much from Him lately, but a friend had said to “just be still and worship Him — He’s probably taking you deeper.”

So, I sat on my bed just gently praising His Name, when suddenly I became aware of a huge dark, almost black, storm cloud approaching.

It billowed high into the sky, overshadowing everything in its path. I could hear banging and crashing thunder, and I could see huge bolts of lightning flashing and striking somewhere.

I watched as the storm came above a city, which I knew in my spirit was Washington DC, and darkness came over the city.

I saw several lightning bolts hit The White House. People were pouring out of buildings — running, as if for their lives.

“What’s going on, LORD?” I asked.

“God’s going on!” I seemed to hear in my spirit. “Elohim, The LORD God of Israel, is acting!”

“The war in the heavenlies is spilling over into the earth!”

The earth shook!

The storm died down a little, and it became lighter. As the gloom lifted, I could see that DC was in a mess.

The White House was damaged, along with many other buildings. There were troops everywhere, and they seemed to have taken charge of controlling the area.

There was subsidence all around revealing a tunnel network running under the entire city. I heard a broadcast announcing Martial Law in Washington DC, and several other places.

Arrests were being announced and many surprising names were given. Some people tried to take the law into their own hands, but this was soon stopped by the troops.

Law and order seemed to be restored slowly, although there were pockets of stubborn resistance.

The news media was in unapologetic hyperdrive with ‘speakers’ screaming panic to a public who were dazed and scared although this didn’t last very long, but it added to the general disturbance.

Night turned slowly to day and everything settled down to a jittery peace. The main, the only question being asked was, “Is this Trump returning? If not, who is it?”

The answer was silence as the Vision closed.

So I guess we are to draw our own conclusions.

Chris G. Bennett

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US election’s NOT over – the numbers don’t add up! (#1. Societal equation)

Just completed in double-Quick time to schedule for > 17:17…

Living keys, ancient doors, virgin realms & dimensions of deeper revelation – Veronika West

This posted yesterday on HKP reminds me of a recent dream wherein I discovered, as I was travelling by bicycle (which I don’t) and wearing new glasses, they were rather odd! This was because the eye-side of the lenses was unusual – like on my phone camera of scenes in panorama width, thereby giving me wider vision! 

LIVING KEYS, ANCIENT DOORS, VIRGIN REALMS & DIMENSIONS OF DEEPER REVELATION

“Living Keys, Ancient Doors, Virgin Realms and Dimensions of Deeper Revelation for such a time as this!”

While in prayer this morning, after taking Communion, I was sitting quietly before The Father when I heard a Sound — a Sound that immediately captured my attention – a Sound I have never heard before — a Sound that cannot be explained, or even described with human language.

This was a Spirit Sound — a deep spiritual frequency that suddenly and powerfully hit my spirit man, but strangely, as soon as the Spiritual Sound wave hit my spirit, a brilliant and radiant shard of light suddenly penetrated my heart.

As the Sound and Light touched my spirit, there was a tangible ignition — or activation — that took place deep within me. It was a quickening of the spirit. I could tangibly feel the powerful life source of The Holy Spirit within the Sound and the Light.

Suddenly I heard these Words, ”The Light of The Glory of The Ancient of Days, will now bring a Divine Activation and Supernatural Illumination to The Living Keys who stand before Ancient Doors.

Keys! Keys! Living keys shall stand before Ancient Doors! For I AM The Door, and you are My Living Keys!

Watch! For now Ancient Doors shall open up Virgin Dimensions of My Glory in these days. Realms and Dimensions of My Glory that have never been seen or experienced before.

For these are Virgin Dimensions, where deep calls to deep, for I say again, these are The Days of Divine Convergence, as the new and ancient ways collide!

I say, Come up here! Come up higher, and I shall show you what must now take place.

Come eat! Drink! For a Banqueting Table of Living Revelation is now set before My Living Keys.

I say, these are The Days of Elijah! These are the ways of The Ancient of Days!

My Word and Spirit shall go forth in the mighty Whirlwind to bring a Divine Distinction and Separation to that which is defiled and of the kingdom of darkness, and that which is Holy and Mine!”

Blessings to you all.
~ by Veronika West

[Door In The Sky by Danilo Rizzuti, Hand Giving Key by Chaiwat; courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

Kim Clement China vs USA 2014 prophecy fulfilled – cont’d

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Kim Clement 2014 China’s ‘subtle war’ prophecy fulfilled, as detailed in Press

China’s Message to the World – We Own Joe Biden

GOP Reps Push Bill to Ban China from Purchasing Land in the US

Prophecy Progress Update 40 – latest on November 2020 US presidential election

Today we have this posted by US 2020 Election Fraud At A Glance:

Also this from renowned election statistician and retired soldier who’s performed considerable in-depth examinations of voting data in all US counties over several years…(readers at ease with maths can click here for his Telegram)

PS. AND (re Mid-term 2022 election)…

For MORE election-related news visit Richard’s Watch Prophecy Validations

RECAP – PROPHECIES

Click for main prophetic visions of the election, from Veronika West wherein she saw Biden cheating in a stadium race with Trump and others brought by Abel Praise.

RECAP – INSIDER INFO.

My early posts on the November 2020 US presidential election covered not only some prophecies but also news and developments, of which the 40-part series ‘US Election’s NOT Over’ began by providing an overview of the main issues opening it up to fraud.

Issue #1 posted on 8th Nov cited Willam Koenig, a Christian journalist accredited with The White House, as follows (extracts and emphases mine) wherein he asks:

‘Does President Trump have a plan to expose voter fraud through electronic manipulation and mail ballots?

‘I know the experts advising the White House on how electronic manipulation works. I spent an hour with one of the top national experts in August. They know the names of the companies, how it is done and who is behind it. It is complicated. If anybody would expose this, it would be President Trump.

President Trump may be letting everything play out with the final vote count while putting things in place to challenge the results and then let it rip. He also could be allowing the media and others to set themselves up.’

Electronic Vote Count Manipulation Continue reading

Exposure & whistleblower prophecies fulfilled: ‘Big Brother IS watching’ free-thinking UK citizens!!

As promised at the close of the previous post, 2009 Reprise:…WE are watched!

‘A brave whistleblower stepped forward recently that the UK military was spying on its own citizens during the COVID pandemic.

The shadowy “information warfare” Army unit secretly spied on British citizens who criticized the lockdown rules. The unit even compiled dossiers on figures like ex-Minister David Davis, who questioned the modelling behind alarming and inaccurate death toll prediction..click for TGP’s report citing UK’s Daily Mail, as below

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REFERENCE:

Exposure of Corruption

2009 Reprise: The Endgame is Now in Play – WE are watched! (Prophecy Progress Update 39)

We where did we get to before this week’s holy diversions?

To continue revisiting 28 Feb 2009 and, if you may not have read, I open by checking the parable of wheat and tares (‘darnel,’ a poisonous weed  that looks like wheat) and then cite Jesus’ instruction for us to “Watch!” for signs of His Return.  The email’s next sections give examples of then current events indicative of the issues expected in the End-times.

Now, I’ll update you on the politically prescient, or prophetic, aspect of the second item below:

  • nurse sacked for praying for patient; contrary to example of how prayer helped Nina fight for life!  (I wrote complaint to local NHS director that his dictat would have killed her!)
  • tyrannical tool of intolerance: equality and diversity – MI5 director warns of ‘sleepwalking into police state’ – lawlessness within society and authorities…

FIRST however, let me be on record: what is confirmed herein and in the next post of British authorities’ deeply reprehensible action exposes their utterly irresponsible waste of resources. They’d be better engaged in the critical priority of immediate eradication of social media that encourages and teaches self-harm and suicide. Every such should be banned and deleted, instead of which governmental authorities suppress legitimate,  nationally beneficial information and debate.

I wrote 14 years ago:

‘However, this is just one instance of the growing persecution of believers, principally through a policy supposedly promoting toleration but that’s now a tyrannical tool of intolerance – Equality & Diversity: as for example in Muhammed knows more than the ASA! (advertising Standards Authority). There are other powers of suppression.

NB: AND relevant Now!…

[continuing…]

‘Even the previous director of MI5 warns about UK sleep-walking into a police state  (‘Abject nonsense’ responded a gov’t minister who lives on another planet). Rampant lawlessness now exists not only in society but also within legal authorities – laws not approved by Parliament – ‘snoop and snitch’ culture – correction punished and evil behaviour rewarded – ID cards and routine interception of email and phones – etc etc. Clearly, Banking isn’t the only thoroughly corrupt UK institution.’

Screenshot of the preceding link:

In the continuation of that email I write (expanded below)

‘Upheavals and increasing iniquity reminded me of a shocking open vision of the UK that came ‘out-of-the-blue’ in 2004 of what was going to happen and sensed, “The fabric of your society is so rotten I could easily rip it up”. I recalled having seen old coal sacks falling apart and so I watched and understood that, as He rips us apart, then the Lord would put the backbone back into Britain – just like the Pennine mountain chain bursting through a giant tear in the UK map!’

MI5 DIRECTOR’s WARNING OF 2009 ECHOES NOVEL OF 60 YEARS EARLIER...

AND NOW…

Fuller details in the next post…

Meanwhile, here’s a recent example of spying relating to this blog. Upon getting this notification to moderate a comment submitting external links I decided to click on the link to my blog.

only to get this warning on my phone – yet this doesn’t happen with other comments, or when checking this particular note via desk pc:

 SO, MAYBE ANDROID BOTS ARE SCARED OF SCOTS WORSHIPING!!

Triple validation of Jesus’ night-time visitation (Reprise per ‘212’)

In celebration of the previous post on The Rapture showing a published total of 4,212 I’m re-posting this one from my testimony and which explains the deep significance of number 212 in my utterly unexpected and blessed foretaste of Jesus’ return:

‘…but mercy (full of glad confidence) exults victoriously over judgement’ – James 2:13 (The Amplified Bible)

Quite some time was needed to gain a full understanding of that awesome visitation 33 years ago and being confronted by the absolute holiness of the Lord Jesus Christ. (On 13-14 September 1989.)

No wonder I was intensely convicted and suddenly knew personal judgement definitely IS TRUE!   As mentioned, I fully expected to take my last breath there and then and be dropped down into Hell.

It was a few years until I heard that “mercy triumphs over judgement” – yes indeed it does and thank you for being so gracious to me, my Lord. May it be similarly so for the multitudes who don’t yet know You.

That life-changing encounter used two personally intimate aspects of my life, unknown to any living soul, to grab my attention and thereby validate the experience as being real, not imaginaryEven more amazingly, both validations are directly related to the 1st and 2nd Advents!  Thus, they could not but enhance my interest in End-Times that had begun only a few years earlier when reading The Invisible Hand (as described herein). Yet it took me 30 years for it to dawn upon me that when that happened I’d been given the first two pieces of an ‘invisible jigsaw’!!!

The First Advent was when Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea about two thousand years ago. Hence, the four weeks leading into Christmas are designated within the church calendar as Advent, and which start the church year. The Second Advent is coming soon and is expected to begin in the city of Jerusalem.

FIRST VALIDATION

I inwardly ‘knew’ that heavenly visitor was indeed Jesus Christ himself, and that His impressive swift descent was a foretaste of His promised return in all His glory.

The event reminded me of my favourite picture in mother’s Missal, or service book of the Roman Mass.  This gave the scriptures for Sunday services throughout the year together with a picture symbolising the theme for each service.  As a boy very keen on astronomy I’d been fascinated by the picture for the First Sunday in Advent. It depicted Jesus standing on the clouds over a burning earth in the midst of sun, moon and falling stars, telling of events before his Second Advent! Continue reading

The Rapture: a Roman ruse or real prophecy?

If you took time out to dip into the debate on Chris Bennett’s asking “What if the Rapture and Return are one and the same event?” you’ll have found in one day it’s scored over 100 contributions on his Facebook (and just over a dozen on mine).

It’s important to be absolutely clear about this topic in view of a couple of links on Chris’ thread referring to the ‘secret rapture doctrine’ made popular two hundred years ago by John Nelson Darby, of the early Plymouth Brethren, and to the bestselling ‘Left Behind’ books of 1990s and 2014 movie.

Moreover, we’re well aware that very many have written on End-times as though “The End Is Nigh!” – but in all honesty, we can no longer ignore global indications that we are truly living in the times foretold in the holy Bible.

We ARE fast approaching ‘The Day of the LORD’!  Now back to the debate:

The opening gambit of this link is wrong because The Rapture is indeed part and parcel of Orthodox, Catholic and Reformed churches’ teaching (article is of historical interest):

So, now let’s check our ‘New Spirit-Filled Life’ study Bible’s notes on chapter 4 verse 17 of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonian church. It explains why ‘the exact word ‘rapture’ does not occur in Scripture’ and its ancient origin:
Next, check my boxed Bible received from my Godmother on my 12th birthday – the  Douai-Challoner translation from the Vulgate, ie authoritative Latin Bible translated late 4th Century by St Jerome. It refers to being ‘caught up’:

Bible Study Tools is provides the Vulgate’s Latin text with translation and commentary:

Thus, it strongly implies the ‘Rapture’ will be all believers’ personal Resurrection and Ascension – all at once!

Selah!

Scripture & vision double witness command ‘Watch for signs’! (GPS #93)

A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. (Deuteronomy 19:15  NKJV)

Upon waking in the night it ‘dawned’ upon me that both independent items I posted  yesterday ‘coincidentally’ command, “Watch!” – for signs of Jesus’ Return!

Mine revisited my first email citing the End-times parable of the wheat and poisonous weeds (darnel) and my hearing “This is All about to be fulfilled” and quoted Jesus’ reiterated instructions to “Watch”.

The other. a vision given to Chris G Bennett (of Jesus returning to Jerusalem) closes, “Watch and see and rejoice as I move!” says The LORD. “Watch and see!”

Note however, that although I’d spotted and captured his header/image on Facebook I didn’t get around to reading it in full until copy-pasting from His Kingdom Prophecy, as this is much easier method for editorial purposes on this blog’s WordPress than Fbk.

So later in the day Chris posted the following (tap/click here to read discussion) and I shared it on mine with comments, some of which are below:

Selah !

(Just finished at 16:17 and publishing)

Prophecy Progress Update 38 – News of ‘Donkey’ left behind, China-doll Biden being binned

‘What a surprise… ‘Ridin with Biden’ is dead last at the Pegasus World Cup.

The 2023 Pegasus World Cup took place on Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Florida. The Pegasus World Cup Presented By Baccarat has quickly established itself as South Florida’s leading luxury sports and lifestyle event of the year. Nationally broadcast on NBC and distributed globally, Pegasus World Cup attracts A-list celebrity attendees, fashion icons, influencers and avid fans to catch a glimpse of the sport’s most iconic event of the year.

‘Ridin with Biden’ was a 20-1 favorite in this year’s race..’

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Two Porcelain Dolls Prophecy Update: Biden for the bin, Trump in God’s ‘Repair Shop’ (PPU #33)

A God-incidence! Jerusalem Return – Chris G Bennett

WOW WOTTA GOD-INCIDENCE Thank You Lord for this is what I saw first when opening my phone’s Facebook earlier this morning, and CONFIRMS what I believe the Lord told me to revisit my first writing on the End-times, as in previous post:

As published at His Kingdom Prophecy

JERUSALEM RETURN

I’ve shared this before — but it seems particularly relevant this year!

I had this Vision years ago, at least 15, maybe 20 plus and I resurrected it in 2018.  Now The LORD has caused me to focus on it once again.

I just saw Jesus returning from heaven to Jerusalem!

Let me start from the beginning.  I saw Israel begin to build The Third Temple, on Temple Mount, having cleared away everything of Islam from the site.

I saw no mosque, nothing but a large flat tract of land.  I knew immediately that this was Temple Mount.

I saw builders move in and they were just like Nehemiah’s wall builders — they carried tools in one hand and rifles in the other.

Just then I saw War break out.  Missiles rained in from everywhere, but they were exploded high in the air by God, or by Israel using their ‘iron dome’ defence system.

This went on for a while and, while there was damage to the city, most of it remained in place, unscathed.

Then I saw the nuclear fallout cloud.  As it started to settle on Israel a wind blew up from the Mediterranean Sea and carried the cloud off to cover all the lands surrounding and attacking Israel!

Just as this was happening, I saw Him.  I saw a very bright column of light descending through the clouds.

There in the middle stood Jesus — returning to the Mount of Olives.  Looking as described in Revelation, He came down to earth, the returning Messiah King.

I wanted to weep for joy but I couldn’t, and I have to remind myself that, if we are taken in the Rapture, then we we will not be here for the second coming!

All I remember in this Vision was shouting His Name at the top of my voice — along with many who appeared around me.

Oh the peace that fell at that moment!  As Jesus stepped onto earth, simultaneously every knee bowed and every head bowed too.

Then the hosts of heaven started singing their praises to the King of Kings. It will be a glorious cacophony!

Wow, all I can say is WOW and hallelujah \o/

I truly believe we are going to see these things sometime quite soon, maybe within a few years.  I truly believe that first, starting about now, there will be revival sweeping through The United Kingdom, Western Europe, and America particularly.

Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America won’t miss out.

My heart is just full this morning — joy, hope, love, but mostly Jesus.  I believe this has already started in America, but it has yet to start in Europe.

It has certainly started in the East — particularly China, Afghanistan, and Iran.

After Revival comes the Rapture, then Antichrist and Tribulation, then the second Coming followed by the millennial reign.  Oh the joy to come – hallelujah \o/

I feel the heavens rumbling directly overhead as the Army of The LORD positions itself ready.  There is real revival coming to The United Kingdom, and even to Rotherham where I live — another dark and lost place that needs The LORD so badly, so desperately, right now!  This real Revival is spreading all over America too.

Sometimes, The LORD lifts me high above the world to see what He is really showing me.

This morning, I see a map of both sides of the North Atlantic.  As I watch, I see a scythe, an old-fashioned scythe, sweep across The United Kingdom, Europe, across the Atlantic, and through America — starting on the East Coast and moving Westwards like the pioneers of old.

Such power as I have never seen and have not the words to describe.

SWEEPING through Europe and America carrying all before it.  Wave after wave certainly, but that first wave – oh my!  Such power and authority – such signs, wonders, and miracles.

“Watch and see and rejoice as I move! says The LORD. “Watch and see!”

Chris G. Bennett

2009 Reprise: The Endgame is Now in Play – Watch!

Upon awaking and focusing upon the Lord this morning I’m impressed to revisit my very FIRST writing circulated to just a few friends and church leaders for information.  It was written 14 years less one month, that is 167 months, ago. (Those digits = 14!)

NOW, it needs us to re-consider the GREAT import of Holy Spirit’s audibly alerting me to THE TRUTH of our Times, as well as another portion on political prescience that has now come to pass. The primary matter only, follows a brief summary of the whole, as copied from my original email of 28 February 2009 (hyperlinks in light blue):

wheat and tares parable, “This is ALL about to be fulfilled” – sifting the Church!

> Jesus stressed 7 times “Watch…be alert…on your guard…”

> nurse sacked for praying for patient; example of how prayer helped Nina fight for life!

> tyrannical tool of intolerance – MI5 director warns of ‘sleepwalking into police state’ – lawlessness within society and authorities…

ENDGAME IS NOW IN PLAY – 28 February 2009

Dear Friends – further to Rev’d William Smith’s recent request re Christian Freedom, may I offer some observations upon our times and, in another message, suggest a way forward?

Last year (2008), I encountered two conflicting claims about Jesus’ explanation of the parable on the end-time harvest of wheat and tares (Matt 13:36). So I went to check scripture but upon opening my Bible a deep excitement exploded within as I heard, “This is ALL about to be fulfilled” – WOW!!

Hence, my previous remarks about a sifting of the Church – in preparation for a rapid ‘sHifting‘?

Jesus urged His disciples to look out for and observe signs of the times. Regarding their questions about His return at the end of this Age, the earliest Gospel account has Jesus stressing 7 times Watch…be alert….on your guard (Mark 13).

Matthew 24 reports Jesus saying 4 times,Watch…and when you see…”  followed by the parables of the burglar and of the virgins > “Don’t be caught napping!”  [Church still asleep?]  Luke’s account has, “Be always on the watch…” (21:36) and chapter 12 has sections on watchfulness and interpreting the times.

In each Gospel Jesus commands,Learn the lesson of the fig tree…”.

Also, the Apostles went on to give more indicators (Acts 3:20-1, Hebrews 12:26-7, 2 Peter 3, 2 Timothy 3 and the first and second letters to the Thessalonians).

[Read both parts in full at The Endgame Is Now In Play]

Pfizer exposure fulfills TWO prophecies – ‘Man-made’ CV19 and exposure of corruption

Please bear with my being brief (more at Richard’s Watch Telegram). First a reminder:

‘Upon waking Tuesday morning, 24th March 2020, I recalled having done that and, therefore,  asked the Lord, “Is the pandemic from You?” ~ and got an immediate answer: “No, it is man-made!!”  (Thus, the possibility of Covid-19 being deliberately engineered by China as a weapon of biological warfare!)

Background at:

Covid-19 Bio-weapon

Exposure of Corruption