In looking out for signs of Jesus Christ’s return, Richard’s Watch covers:
- revival-related developments within churches
- international and national events of Biblical significance
- current prophetic words received by recognised ministries
- Godly coincidences (‘God-incidents’) and His invisible jigsaw
- scientific and spiritual aspects of the nature of time and cycles
- a possible conjunction between scripture and scientific studies.
One of my aims as a non-denominational, Bible-believing Christian is to encourage all believers in Jesus to become well-informed on events and to stand against the encroaching anti-christ culture.
In that mix of material the essential, specific focus is upon the increasing number of signs indicative of the promised and, thus, prophesied return of Jesus Christ.
He will come again as The King of Kings to reign in power upon and across the earth – hence The Who, Why, When and What of Watching.
Although I’d been watching events for a couple of decades it all took off in 2008-2009 upon consulting my Bible about a divergence of opinion on Jesus’ parable of the wheat and tares. Immediately the metaphorical light bulb went off in my head and excitement exploded within as I heard, “This is ALL about to be fulfilled!”
Therefore, I emailed friends with whom I’d been discussing the outpouring in Lakeland, Florida (2008), and began updating them every few weeks on various Biblically-related events. (Copies of those three years’ correspondence precede the blog’s posts.) A few months later I was blessed to receive confirmation of this ‘calling’ from a well-known teacher on prophecy at Winchester Vineyard Church (see Why Write/blog?).
In view of the accelerating pace of fulfillment of Biblical prophecy it became increasingly important that a wider public audience be made aware of the significance of events. So, over the mid-2011 months I kept getting stronger nudges to start blogging and aimed to do so in time for Advent, in view of its personal life-changing significance.
I welcomed readers to Richard’s Watch on 21st November 2011 and shared the seminal effect of The Invisible Hand. The next post, A False Theology and False History, briefly updated an email on a current discussion over so-called Replacement Theology.
IS THE END NIGH?
No, I’m not of that alarmist brigade because, in my humble opinion:
Jesus is coming back for a bride who’s ‘made herself ready’, which I understand to be a church that has been restored to move fully in the ‘greater works’ – one that has arisen with the glory of the Lord appearing over her and piercing the ‘thick darkness covering the peoples (see Revelation 19.7, Acts 3.21, John 14.12 and Isaiah 60.1-2) There are clear indications that this preparation is already happening through many ministries.
Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it“ (see Matthew 16.18). On how to pray to our Heavenly Father, he said we should ask, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven…” (Matthew 6.10 NKJV).
The Lord’s Kingdom rule has yet to come in its fullness so, in my opinion, a reworking – even a significant sifting or pruning – may be necessary as the Lord finishes building his Church and believers make themselves ready for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Whether or not you know him yet, may the Lord be with you, encourage you and open your mind to his words during your visits here.
I invite you to read a brief account of when Jesus broke into my life and, if your interest is aroused, to read the full story of this totally unexpected life-changing event.
Last but not least, let me welcome you personally with a note on my background and the unusual origin of my views.