In looking out for signs of Jesus’ 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 Christian is to encourage believers to become well-informed and stand against the encroaching antichrist culture.
Special focus is upon the growing number of signs indicative of the promised and, thus, prophesied return of Jesus Christ who will come, not again as a suffering servant, but as The King of Kings to reign here on earth – see Why I’m 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. I was personally blessed within a few months by confirmation of this ‘calling’ by a well-known teacher on prophecy (see Why Write/blog?). Copies of those three years’ correspondence are archived on this blog for information.
In view of the accelerating pace of fulfilment of Biblical prophecy it became increasingly important for a public audience to be aware of the significance of important international events. Later, over a few months I kept getting strong nudges to start blogging. And so Richard’s Watch was launched In time for Advent 2011. So I welcomed the world on 21st November and explained about The Invisible Hand, as well as blogged about false theology-history!
For a quick look at basic themes see New here? for a suggested selection of posts.
If you’d like to learn about a couple of personally prophetic words, read Why I’m Writing.
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.
Last but not least, let me welcome you personally with a note on my background and the unusual origin of my views, together with a very brief overview of my first five years writing. Therein, I will 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.