About Richard Barker

I research, watch and blog about international events and Kingdom developments within churches from a prophetical perspective of the Holy Bible. Thus, am interested in revival and possible indicators of Jesus Christ's promised return. My musings may be found on richards-watch.com

Pandemic-related prophecies and reports

‘Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away…’ [1Cor 13:8-10, NKJV BibleGateway.com]

This website’s compilation of postings on the covid-19 pandemic is offered for reference purposes and cannot attempt to be exhaustive. (Numerical sequence refers to a post’s listing in the Prophecies Fulfilled catalogue.)

[Updated 24 May 2020 with prophecy published 8 Jan ]

Why the Lord doesn’t always show us our future — Wanda Alger

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Following my introductions in this trilogy upon a common theme, I’m humbled to hear the Lord too refers to the ‘Counterfeiter’…

Don’t be anxious about the increased political control or tyrannical oppression that is hanging over our nation. The principalities from hell may believe they are advancing, but they are headed towards a trap with no way back. If we can put up with some temporary madness and seeming loss, the enemy is playing right into…

Continued at  WHY HE DOESN’T ALWAYS SHOW US OUR FUTURE — wandaalger.me

Triple-blast of ‘The Blessing’ video brings medically attested healing!!!

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After being blasted by the Holy Spirit last Friday evening Nina felt able to take the wrap-around thigh-to-calf velco brace off and try walking normally and then sleep without it – NO PAIN AT ALL! Thank you Lord.
And so much easier to walk, albeit carefully, without being weighed down by brace and needing any support of a wheeled frame or crutches!! Moreover, no need trying to sleep with a straightened leg. Thank the Lord her leg wasn’t in a plaster-cast!

Yesterday, the orthopaedic consultant and the casualty doctor whom Nina first saw 25 days ago were amazed at her rapid progress because the latter had said it would take 6-8 weeks for the fractured knee-cap to knit and be strong enough to resume normal activity!!!  The consultant’s nurse just gaped; mouth open!

Afterwards, Nina saw the casualty doctor, who had to check Nina was the same person whom she’d seen and given that long prognosis. So Nina showed her 3 times how well the knee bends. “It shouldn’t be able to do that!” the doctor exclaimed and agreed the unexpected progress was “indeed” the result of prayer-support – AND we know it was Holy Spirit’s tangible fiery touch too! WE PRAISE YOU LORD! (The consultant advises it’s helpful to take walks using two-poles to avoid any fall, and to take care on stairs.)

Reclining armchair enables sitting whilst wearing leg-brace

When I blogged here about what happened we hadn’t realised the healing the Lord was bringing but, as pointed out last night by the pastor of Catch The Fire Farnborough and who’s seen miracles overseas, worshiping Jesus is the best place to receive healing. (We well know this from 14 years ago when Nina was able to dance in worship whilst officially registered as permanently disabled – see From ‘Disabled’ to Enabled.)

You may have read about the Holy Spirit’s powerful double-visit in The Blessing Videos Fulfill…Prophecies but for the record here’s the fuller account with third visit:

1st ‘Sizzle’:

‘..(Friday evening) Nina was hit by a double ‘strike’ of the Holy Spirit whilst hearing this song twice! We’d been invited to watch The Surge, an online broadcast of leaders of the charismatic movement arising from the Toronto Outpouring…After John and Carol Arnott’s ‘welcome’ this historic event began with its own rendition of The Blessing, opened by a pianist at CTF Bournemouth followed by singers across the global family of CTF-PIH churches.

‘Upon my turning towards Nina whilst they sang, I saw her sizzling in her recliner-chair as she felt Holy Spirit surging up and down her.’

2nd ‘Sizzle’:

‘After the 2-hour session we watched The UK Blessing and at the end Nina stood up to move as best she could with a leg in brace to go upstairs. However, YouTube autoplay went on to the song’s version done in South Africa and, with her feet firmly placed at the foot of the stairs, she found herself gently falling face-first into the carpeted stairwell as a black African sang “…And make His face to shine upon you”!! WOWEEE!!!!

‘Then, I was struck that this song of the Old Testament’s Aaronic blessing could fulfill a number of prophecies of recent years. The latest of these was issued just 3 weeks ago by Christie Johnson of Australia’s Gold Coast, as republished on this blog in Watch the Horizon, Here Come the Waves of Awakening, one element of which reads:

‘3. The Sound and the Wind – A New Sound of Worship: “I first heard an unusual sound that I wasn’t familiar with. I believe this is speaking of a new sound of worship that is going to precede the mighty outpouring. This worship is beginning to break forth, even now, all across the earth…”

‘Moreover, the song’s verse that felled my wife speaks directly into the application of that prophetic vision and word: ‘Divine strategy for this new sound:…this is a moment of setting yourself in a position to gaze upon the face of the Beloved….!!’

3rd ‘Sizzle’:

Over the weekend, Nina mentioned friends had asked if she’d seen another version and so we sat to watch ‘The Blessing (Kids)’, but this time it brought far more than a ‘sizzle’!

Nina was transfixed in her recliner with her body shaking and eyes almost popping out on stalks…!

SO, beware of anyone posing as a modern-day ‘Jeremiah’ who, instead of speaking on behalf of Jesus Christ, claims this song is contrary to God’s Word, for we now have irrefutable proof it is used by Him to bring healing!

Our Father’s Joy in facing the Evil One — Wanda Alger

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This profound word on how Abba laughs at the Adversary, as shared with Wanda, goes hand-in-hand with the previous post on Steve Hepden’s insight about Jesus’ trial and the counterfeit ‘son‘…

We are in a protracted battle that is not ending any time soon. We are facing things many of us never thought possible. Not only is our nation in massive turmoil and chaos, spiritual forces are pressing upon believers and we need to gird ourselves for the days ahead. 727 more words

Continue treading at THE FATHER’S JOY IN FACING EVIL — wandaalger.me

SON of THE Father; or son of the father? – Steve Hepden

Espied on Facebook home-page this exceptional insight into the counterfeiter by dear Steve Hepden at the beginning of an eventful day. It fits so well as a lead-in to another at the top of my emails and just can’t get it off my mind. Also tallies with my short series on the strategies of our adversary and accuser. May you be blessed too… 

Son of The Father or son of the father?

In my study and research for the chapter ‘Abba Father,’ I came across something at the very end of Jesus’ life: that Satan used to deceive the people, and humiliate and destroy Jesus. At Passover, there was a custom, which gave the Jews the choice to release a prisoner. Pontius Pilate used this to appease them in an effort to keep the peace. The two men Pilate offered to the people were Barabbas and Jesus.

Barabbas was a ‘freedom fighter,’ an insurrectionist, part of a revolutionary movement, and he with others were in prison because they had committed murder in the uprising, Mark 15:6-15. Amazingly Jesus was actually accused of participating in similar activities when He was before the Roman authorities. As far as Pilate was concerned, Jesus had done nothing wrong. He knew that Jesus was not a criminal, but he didn’t know who He was.

Was the choice of Jesus in contrast to Barabbas no accident, or was it premeditated, and malevolent?

These are two Messianic figures with a choice between one who led an armed struggle, and took life to gain a better life with a promise of freedom and a new kingdom; and then the mysterious Jesus who also promised freedom and a new Kingdom, but who talked about laying down your life as the way to gain life.

Pilate had no option but to put it to the people as he was under such pressure. It was a no-win situation, as the people began to chant ‘give us Barabbas,’ and soon it became a frenzied shout due to the crowd psychology of the few stirring up the many. It reached a peak when the mob assumed the guilt of Jesus’ death and said, “Let his blood be on us and on our children,” Matt 27:25. As we know the consequences were severe.

Look at the meaning of Barabbas’ name. His last name, Barabbas, means son (bar) of the father (abba). Jesus had always referred to himself as the Son of the Father. Barabbas’ first name was significant too. Pilate asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Matt 27:17, NIV.

Amazingly Barabbas’ first name was Jesus. So you see Jesus son of the father opposing Jesus Son of the Father! Two people with the same name!

It is important that we see this event as Satanic malevolence as the father of lies, John 8:44, deceiving and confusing the people with a counterfeit Messiah. Satan’s purpose was to rob Jesus of His identity by stealing His name, as well as His status as Son. Is this another attempt at the ‘final solution’? Jesus knew He could have asked His Father to put at His disposal the legions of angels that were watching since Gethsemane, Matt 26:53, but He didn’t, He did the better thing, and let Satan have his way. We know why……

What about our choice? Are we going to let Satan undermine our relationship with Abba Father, steal our inheritance as Abba’s children, plunder our identity, or our right to call God “Abba,” because we would lose our capacity to commune and communicate with Him with affection and intimacy?

No…..!

News of three more prophecies coming to pass – the UK and the EU!

Time to wrap up news over the last few days of more prophecies moving into fulfillment, as well as today’s 1 o’clock news of the prophesied virtual church crashing the internet! Numbers shown below are for logging purposes within Prophecies Fulfilled catalogue, now nearly 190 examples!

First, once again mainstream media mirrors the words of a prophecy, making over two dozen examples (thank you Margaret H), and now one brought FOUR years ago:

14.3 – Patsy Southway (10 May 2016): Month of May – The ‘Domino Effect’

13.22 – David Noakes (17 Nov 2015):The Fall of the EU (warning “Come Out”)

163.2 – Christopher Wickland (Nov 2019):The (3 year) Humbling of Gt Britain

To read each article in full click/tap the relevant image shown above.

1 o’clock News-blog: viral, virtual church crashes UK internet! – F/P #167

Here’s brilliant news on the latest example of fulfilled contemporary prophecy:

“There is going to be a church-planting movement that is virtual and viral in the earth; not taking the place of the Church at all.”  (Dr Sharon Stone, 7th November 2019)

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3Counties Church in Hammer, Haslemere has been running Sunday morning services from three different homes via YouTube for several weeks. However, last Sunday, 17th May, we had to come offline because the young teacher’s audio and visual signals were so badly out of synchronisation the picture kept wobbling.

Obviously, there wasn’t enough bandwidth for a joined-up broadcast. And do I recall a prophecy from some 6 months ago about church going online with ‘virtual’ services and even becoming viral??

Therefore, it’s no surprise Premier Christian News reports ‘Looks like the church broke the internet’; Zoom crashes as thousands stream Sunday services

Here’s the full video message Dr Sharon Stone brought on “20 Kairos Words for 2020” where, at 52:22 minutes, she begins with the 19th word – Multiply: 

“Also, a word the Lord gave me about the ‘viral virtual church’…I think it’s going to get a lot of criticism in this next season but I think, with the billion souls harvest that has already begun, that it’s not going to be about ‘Do I have time to find another building? Do I have time to build a building?’…There is going to be a church-planting movement that is virtual and viral in the earth as well; not taking the place of the Church at all.”

To read about three more prophecies coming to pass go to next post >>

Moving Forward: A Declaration from Passion for the Nation — Call The Nation To Prayer

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Moving Forward By Suzanne Ferrett of Passion for the Nation on Monday May 18th, 2020 ‘Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end’ Isaiah 9:6,7 We speak health instead of sickness, life instead of death, prosperity against all lack in matters concerning finance and the economy, and that in these days of […]

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The Time of Reckoning is here — Wanda Alger

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This direct word of stern exhortation to believers on the Lord judging the Church is aimed mainly at our brethren in the USA; yet as one would expect, it complements those recently received of the in-depth ‘directive’ for the global Church and upon the ‘humbling’ of Britain.  Herein, we’re taken to task for not rising to perceive the Lord’s perspective, yet encouraged to keep His purposes paramount:

This word is not for the faint of heart. I rarely give words in first-person from the Lord, but this one flowed out of me during a recent time of prayer as if I was transcribing a dictation. Though this is a strong exhortation, I felt the Lord’s deep passion concerning our plight as well…

Continue reading via THE TIME OF RECKONING IS HERE — wandaalger.me

The Blessing videos fulfill ‘new sound of worship’ prophecies – PM Boris “filled with admiration”! (F/P #166)

Boris Johnson’s “big thank you” award letter to Tim Hughes, producer of online worship song The UK Blessing – which went viral in its first fortnight! – puts a critical article on a ‘prophecy’ website to shame.

In his personal Points of Light award, issued in recognition of outstanding voluntary service making a change in their community, the Prime Minister writes,

“At a time when our churches are closed, I am filled with admiration to hear how you have used the power of music to bring together Christians of all denominations from across our United Kingdom.

“Your sensational singing masterpiece ‘The UK Blessing’ is truly uplifting and has touched millions around the world with its message of hope and its beauty.

“As we continue to protect our NHS and save lives, I know you are also leading efforts through your own church to support those in need in Birmingham and to befriend those who are feeling lonely or isolated at this time.”

This is in the opposite vein to a hyper-critical author who presumes God does not approve of singing a blessing over our sinful, rebellious nation and that’s why He’s allowed churches to be shut! (In some of his rationale the author acts more as advocate for the Accuser, than for our Saviour!)  YET, we’ve had an unequivocal demonstration the Lord definitely DOES approve, as seen by His Spirit moving during this song to bless those who hear it!

Last night, Nina was hit by a double ‘strike’ of the Holy Spirit whilst hearing this song twice!  We’d been invited to watch The Surge, an online broadcast of leaders of the charismatic movement arising from the Toronto Outpouring – namely Catch The Fire and Partners In Harvest – in which they announced their merger under the leadership of Duncan and Kate Smith (originally from England).

After John and Carol Arnott’s ‘welcome’ this historic event began with its own rendition of The Blessing, opened by a pianist at CTF Bournemouth followed by singers across the global family of CTF-PIH churches. Upon my turning towards Nina whilst they sang, I saw her sizzling in her chair as she felt Holy Spirit surging up and down her.

After the 2-hour session we watched The UK Blessing and at the end Nina stood up to move as best she could with a leg in brace to go upstairs. However, YouTube autoplay went on to the song’s version done in South Africa and, with her feet firmly placed at the foot of the stairs, she found herself gently falling face-first into the carpeted stairwell as a black African sang “…And make His face to shine upon you”!!  WOWEEE!!!!

Then I was struck that this song of the Old Testament’s Aaronic blessing could fulfill a number of prophecies of recent years. The latest of these was issued just 3 weeks ago by Christie Johnson of Australia’s Gold Coast, as republished on this blog in Watch the Horizon, Here Come the Waves of Awakening, one element of which reads:

‘3. The Sound and the Wind – A New Sound of Worship

“I first heard an unusual sound that I wasn’t familiar with. I believe this is speaking of a new sound of worship that is going to precede the mighty outpouring. This worship is beginning to break forth, even now, all across the earth…” (emphases mine)

Moreover, the song’s verse that felled my wife speaks directly into the application of that prophetic vision and word:

Divine strategy for this new sound:  ‘To every son and daughter: this is a moment of setting yourself in a position to gaze upon the face of the Beloved….’!!

Need I say any more?

GPS #47.5 – ‘God-incidental’ confirmation from the Lord

Following a reader’s comment upon the Battleground Has Shifted by Abel Praise, I’ve been chatting with Abel on-and-off whilst drafting GPS #47.4.

We find we have a very similar appreciation of how the Lord is working in and aligning our personal lives. In my drafting I’d been looking for Revd Thomas Harry’s previous paper I’d blogged about and found it was FOUR years ago.

THEN I heard a ‘ping’ from another reply from Abel and was stunned upon reading his saying,

“I trust The LORD working out very significant things. Since 2016 I have kept significant chronicles of labors concerning Britain. The LORD had visited me with in dreams, visions, to contend for; and I noticed the intensity of prayer leads increased since last year and Britain has been very frequent on my prophetic radar. I have watched The LORD directing the march and we’re marching along. Beautiful things lay ahead…”

I immediately replied, “LOL LOL LOL >> I’ve just copied title and link from old post into the one I’m working on Confirmations of 2016’s Prophetic Words for a New Season 

And so I tell Abel ever so briefly what I’m drafting and he says,

“It is truly amazing. I have seen The LORD had granted you such significant wisdom for prophetic profiling and sequencing. It’s what it takes to decode the road map and I am amazed at the work you are accomplishing with this wisdom in Richards Watch. For those who see and understand the implementation of heavenly blueprints, it will be a great treasure…. Every bit of the puzzle is sacred.”

Now, in starting that previous post(102nd on GPS) I was nudged to check when I began blogging on this topic – it was 12.12.2016!  NO OTHER YEAR would do!!!

[Puzzle Globe and Book by Thanunkorn, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net]

A Directive: Urgent Word for the Global Church (GPS #47.4)

There’s no such thing as ‘coincidence,’ especially for those walking-in-the-Spirit when we realise such events are ‘God-incidents’, as though the Lord is giving messages by His GPS, or ‘Global Prophecy Signalling’ system.  When we start putting it all together we can easily see that prophecies and insights are pieces of His invisible jigsaw puzzle that takes shape before us showing aspects and perspectives upon a HUGE Heavenly Blueprint – even a road-map, as Abel Praise found.

So here are the pieces for the 47th such instance, which is interesting number as 1947 was the year of Smith-Wigglesworth’s prophecy of a major move of the Holy Spirit in Britain, as well as being my birth-year. The picture on these 47th signals or pieces is of The Church: Continue reading