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

Status of prophecy in Britain in one sentence

“I’m aware of 150 non-personal prophetic words and visions reported as coming to pass in recent years, two dozen of which their text or images have been unwittingly repeated in the news media.” (Richard Barker)

And that’s only those known to me personally, as reported on this blog. So there must be many more out there of which I’m unaware. That number also includes over two dozen accurate prophecies on the outcome of the 2016 EU Referendum.

For details see Prophecies – Fulfilled, as well as overview in The State of the Prophetic in the UK.

The State of the Prophetic in the United Kingdom – 2nd edition

Courtesy Revd Yinka Oyekan; click image for more photos via Facebook

Do you know that news headlines and cartoons have mirrored two dozen prophecies by unwittingly quoting their text or image, even in a Prime Ministerial speech? Also, that their incidence has increased rapidly in the last two years?

Thus, not only actual events but also the way they’ve been reported has validated many modern prophecies, thereby giving prophets credibility. And do you know how presidents Trump and Obama unknowingly participated in fulfilling British prophecies?

I was honoured to be tasked by Revd Yinka Oyekan of The Gate in Tilehurst, Reading, with writing a briefing paper for guests unfamiliar with prophecy at the One Voice Prophetic Conference in Reading, on 8th February, to have an overview of the prophetic in Britain, together with examples of fulfilled prophecies.

If you were a delegate there you may have seen it as one of two papers in their email’s Dropbox links, and which was done in collaboration with Geoffrey Pick of Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival, and with input from Neil Townsend of Salt and Light, and David Stark of Glasgow Prophetic Centre.

That paper is now published below as a second edition augmented with a 2-years old prophecy of the conference, a brief summary plus extra material replete with links.

Please be free to quote and copy this unique document, but note that full attribution of author and source is requested as Richard J Barker asserts his right to be identified as the author in accordance with the Copyright, Designs & Patents Acts 1988.

May this long-read glorify the Lord and bless every reader:

THE STATE OF THE PROPHETIC IN THE UK

by Richard J. Barker © 21.2.2020

CONTENTS:
  1. Summary
  2. What Is Prophecy?
  3. The Bible Prophesies Modern Events
  4. Historical Summary of Modern Prophecy
  5. Prophecy as Jigsaw Pieces and as GPS
  6. Prophecies Come To Pass
  7. The Present & Future of Prophecy
  8. One Voice Prophetic Conference
  9. Directory (not exhaustive)
  10. Appendix A – Selected History of 20th Century Prophecies
  11. Appendix B – Selected History of 21st Century Prophecies
  12. Appendix C – Fulfilled Prophecies and News Reports
  13. Appendix D – 2008 Economic Crash
  14. Appendix E – 2019 Exposure & Big Shake-up
  15. Appendix F – 2019 General Election
  16. Appendix G – Quick-links Research

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The State of the Prophetic in the UK – appendices

THE STATE OF THE PROPHETIC IN THE UK – Cont’d

by Richard J. Barker © 21.2.2020

Eagle-eyed by John Mark Long: courtesy http://www.propheticartists.com

CONTENTS: (see previous post for sections 1-10)
  1. Summary
  2. What Is Prophecy?
  3. The Bible Prophesies Modern Events
  4. Historical Summary of Modern Prophecy
  5. Prophecy as Jigsaw Pieces and as GPS
  6. Prophecies Come To Pass
  7. The Present & Future of Prophecy
  8. One Voice Prophetic Conference
  9. Directory (not exhaustive)
  10. Appendix A – Selected History of 20th Century Prophecies
  11. Appendix B – Selected History of 21st Century Prophecies
  12. Appendix C – Fulfilled Prophecies and News Reports
  13. Appendix D – 2008 Economic Crash
  14. Appendix E – 2019 Exposure & Big Shake-up
  15. Appendix F – 2019 General Election
  16. Appendix G – Quick-links Research

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PM’s speech validates Veronika’s vision of the UK’s New Day (FP #63)

Democracy’s Resurgence & Restoration of Sovereignty 23 June 2016 (credit+link to Archbishop Cranmer)

Guess it’s been a long month with my referring only now to the celebration of Britain’s Independence Day of leaving the European Union on 31st January 2020. However, and absolutely without any engineering on my part! – today’s date neatly fits this post into the earlier Yet again ’22’ pops up and Veronika West brings an insight on 02.02.2020!

LOL! Upon searching for that blog in my archive I see the number posted so far this month…22!

It’s been busy time on top of all those blogs. So my only action in regard to our leaving the EU was to re-publish Veronika’s vision of two days earlier of her being on-board a ship turning and heading into a New Day and New Dawn, as told below. I’m re-publishing with my added emphases to draw attention to the details and the way the vision was mirrored five days later by the Prime Minister in his speech on 3rd February – in a location deeply redolent with British naval history; the Royal Naval College in Greenwich!

For about a week now I have been hearing in the spirit a DEEP, DEEP sound of WOOD, LIKE WET WOOD that you would hear on the DECKS OF AN OLD SHIP, a deep sound of CREAKING, CRACKING AND MOVING…. it has come to me over and over and over again and every time I heard it I would see so clearly a MASSIVE SHIP MADE OF BEAUTIFUL WOOD, it was OLD AND BATTLE-WORN BUT I COULD FEEL THE GREAT POWER AND STRENGTH THAT LAY DEEP WITHIN ITS FRAME, this ship had seen many things in its time, fought many battles, some defeats but many VICTORIES, I could almost tangibly feel the wind and the moisture in the air and I could almost taste the salt on my lips, but as I stopped to give it my full attention yesterday I said, “Lord what is this?”, and the Spirit said…”THE NATION IS NOW TURNING TO FACE A NEW DAY AND A NEW DAWN”

….those words hit me hard and I felt such a rise within me and I could then tangibly feel the MOVEMENT AND ACCELERATION THAT WAS ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE, but as the old ship was TURNING IT WAS SLOW AND VERY PRECISE, IT WAS FINDING ITS BEARINGS, FINDING TRUE-NORTH, the MOVEMENT FELT SLOW… BUT IT WAS TURNING!…I COULD FEEL THE GREAT WEIGHT AND POWER OF THIS ANCIENT SHIP AND THE WATERS OF THE SEA WERE CHURNING, WAVES WERE BEATING HARD AGAINST THE SIDES….BUT WE WERE TURNING!..then suddenly the sound of CREAKING AND CRACKING WOOD changed, and I could hear the sound of howling winds and the sound of voices many voices, COMMANDS WERE BEING GIVEN, and then I heard “RAISE THE SAILS, RAISE THE SAILS”, and then I could hear the sound of RIPPING, RINGING AND WHISTLING AND THEN THE SOUND OF A FAINT FLAPPING which quickly turned to the sound of A MIGHTY BLOWING AND I COULD SUDDENLY FEEL AN ACCELERATION AS THE MIGHTY SHIP TURNED AND BEGAN TO MOVE FORWARD…’(continue reading here).

Now, yesterday I received this excited email from Margaret H entitled the Ship Cartoons’ Extra Relevance:

‘Thank you for posting the cartoons and Veronika’s comment…The extra bit which I thought of straight away is the relevance to Boris’s speech in Greenwich on 3.2.20 (so hours after the cartoons and Veronika’s word about seeing the date of 02.02.2020) where he talked with passion about sovereignty, freedom and global free trade in particular.

Right at the end, he had the nation personified as a ship:

“There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail…the wind sits in the mast. We are embarked now on a great voyage, a project that no one thought in the international community that this country would have the guts to undertake, but if we are brave and if we truly commit to the logic of our mission – open, outward-looking – generous, welcoming, engaged with the world, championing global free trade now when global free trade needs a global champion, I believe we can make a huge success of this venture, for Britain, for our European friends, and for the world.”

‘His reference to ‘there’ follows from what he’d just said about a ‘global perspective’, by which he clearly means something which is the opposite of globalism. It’s part of the taking us back to our ancient ways and true foundations as prophesied universally. He didn’t use those words, but the whole thing is implicit in the setting at Greenwich, looking up at the ceiling, his references to our maritime past, the freedom from tyranny etc. He stage-managed it in true Boris-style. I looked at the transcript of the whole speech on the government website as well as watching it.

‘Veronika saw the ship before Boris described it!

Margaret trusts her contribution “will cause others to rejoice as well”.  The PM began his speech in the famous ‘Painted Hall’ of the Old Royal Naval College (known as ‘Britain’s Sistine chapel’) by directing his audience towards its ceiling (emphases added for ease-of-comparison with Veronika’s vision):

“It is great to welcome everyone here to Greenwich and I invite you first to raise your eyes to the heavens

“The Vatican has Michelangelo. Greenwich has Thornhill who spent 20 years flat on his back on top of the scaffolding, so rigid that his arm became permanently wonky, and he’s left us this gorgeous and slightly bonkers symbolic scene that captures the spirit of the United Kingdom in the early 18th century.

“This painting above you was started in 1707, the very year when the union with Scotland was agreed – and does it not speak of supreme national self-confidence?

“Look at these well-fed nymphs and cupids and what have you. They are not just celebrating the Triumph of Liberty and Peace over Tyranny – the official title of the scene. This is the settlement of a long and divisive political question about who gets to sit on the throne of England.

“And it is visibly resolved as you can see in favour of William and Mary and the result is stability and certainty and optimism and an explosion of global trade propelled by new maritime technology.

“And above and around us you can see the anchors, cables, rudders, sails, oars, ensigns, powder barrels, sextants, the compasses and the grappling irons.

“In fact the only important bit of kit that is missing is Harrison’s sea clock – also exhibited close-by here in Greenwich and also commissioned in the same era, that allowed every ship in the world to determine how far they were from this Meridian.

“So this is it. This is the newly forged United Kingdom on the slipway: this is the moment when it all took off…”  (Read in full here).

Therefore, we thank the Lord that once again a prophecy is validated not only by a news item but also through the location and content of our Prime Minister’s inspired speech. The prophetic vision’s final fulfillment lies in the implementation of the PM’s plans for our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Leisa Ebere: a vision of dry bones rising

Leisa emails me yesterday, ‘The Lord took me into a powerful vision in the early hours of the morning, which speaks about His discontent with those who are not living in the fullness of His Spirit. His heart’s desire is that we rise up and embrace the Glory, Power and Grace that His Precious Son, Jesus, died for, so that we can live victorious lives. Here it is:

THE RISING OF THE DRY BONES VISION

given to Leisa Ebere on 18th February 2020

‘The Lord took me into a vision, to a very desolate place, and it was extremely quiet there, as if it had been forgotten and forsaken entirely. And then as I looked in the distance I saw the valley of the dry bones, as is spoken of in Ezekiel 37, and I saw that there were snake pits throughout the valley and that certain bones were being blown into the snake pits over and over again. Then I heard the Lord say,

“Those who will not rise when My Prophets extend Words from My Throne Room shall fall into deeper deception. But those who rise and walk towards the Brightness of My Rising shall be connected and empowered for a glorious purpose.”

‘Then I saw an angel fly with what looked like weights and measures and that he had positioned himself on a high hill above the valley, and I saw there was a legion of angels standing with him and some were blowing shofars and others were singing in a mighty assembly on that hill. Then the Lord proclaimed in a loud thunderous voice,

“The gathering of My People shall not be stopped by Unbelief or Deceptions. For the testimony of humanism and traditions of men shall pass away and be labelled as foolishness, as My Sovereign hand moves upon the Nations of the earth. For My Glory shall be released to free the captives and to protect the innocent and My forbearance of this present Age is coming to end,” said the Lord of Hosts.’

Blessings,

Leisa Ebere,

Link corrected for signing petition to Home Secretary

To readers who found the hyperlink in my introduction to Wanda Alger’s ‘Do We Know What We’re Fighting For?’ didn’t work, please accept my sincere apologies but here is the correct url to do so:

https://www.citizengo.org/en/176836-stop-hate-speech-against-christians-investigate-franklin-grahams-bullying-opponents-hate

I’ve tested it and it does work but replaces this screen. Usually I check before posting items containing links but in my haste hadn’t noticed in copy-pasting from the site that text from my clipboard got copied instead.

Cartoons mirror prophetic visions on leaving the EU (FP #62)

As a result of Britain leaving the EU on 31st January Veronika West posted a couple of confirmations in national press of prophecies she’d already published on her Facebook:

Readers may recall the vision of the UK breaking away like an iceberg from a glacial ‘bloc’, as told here last June, then ‘confirmed’ in news coinciding with July’s Brexit May-hem, and again in October.

This was followed by:

On 29th January Veronika had posted the following as re-published here on this site:

 

We’re not in a contest of power – but are contending in God-given AUTHORITY — Wanda Alger

In this ace follow-up Wanda reminds me of what I heard upon opening my Bible 12 years ago to check the wheat and tares parable only to hear, “This is ALL about to be fulfilled”. (Hence I began writing about End-times with The Endgame is now in play.)

Note that Wanda writes, “…In these days when the wheat and the tares are growing together and evil is continuing to rise, it is not those who exert the most power that will determine the outcome, but those who have been given the greater authority…”

As our president faces ongoing threats and attacks from his opponents, we can be assured that his assignment will not fail if we understand the superiority of legitimate authority. 828 more words

Continue reading at WE ARE NOT IN A CONTEST OF POWER; WE ARE CONTENDING FOR AUTHORITY — wandaalger.me

Do we know what we’re fighting for? — Wanda Alger

In addressing American disciples of the Lord, what Wanda says about that political scene also applies to Britain; eg. in standing against the illegal action of cancelling venues for the Frank Graham evangelistic tour > click to sign petition to the Home Secretary!  (See also ‘Thought police’ cancel events with Christian speakers.)

‘…It’s only when the legislation that is being passed behind closed doors comes to our own front doors, that we start to realize we need to pay attention and get involved. Yes, we must pray. Yes, we must stand in the gap and start speaking up about these issues that are core to our faith and critical to our witness. But, we must also begin thinking about our own responsibility in leading the way to reformation and transformation…’

Given current events, it is obvious we are in for a long stretch of war this coming year. But, this will not be a war of political parties as much as a war of spiritual powers in the high places of our nation. 904 more words

Continue reading at DO WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR? — wandaalger.me

Declaration for the spiritual harvest

Click/tap image for link to Passion For The Nation and previous declarations

By Suzanne Ferrett of Passion for the Nation on Monday February 17th, 2020

HARVEST

‘Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when the ploughman shall overtake the reaper’ (Amos 9:13)

We declare across this land, this is the day of revival and awakening, and we thank God for all those who have already come to know Him in this season, for the miracles that have taken place and the resources already released. Now, in the Name of Jesus, we speak increase and multiplication and we call God’s people into a revelation of the openness upon the land.

We come into agreement with God’s word that we are anointed...“to preach good tidings to the poor … to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” 

In Jesus’ Name, we call forth salvations, we call forth Jesus-centred conversations, we call forth prophetic encounters, dreams and visions, and we declare our nation will not miss the day of His visitation. (Isaiah 61:1)

Even as God is releasing many ministries within the church, we declare this is a new season of the Evangelist and we call forth those who will speak to individuals and we call forth those who will speak to the crowds. We declare God’s people will speak His word with fresh faith, authenticity, compassion and urgency, as the revelation of His justice, mercy and goodness increases upon them; that God’s word will go out with boldness and clarity, yet sensitivity and wisdom, and the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ be heard.

We declare that grace and truth come through Jesus Christ and we speak the revelation of Jesus into the lives of individuals, families, communities and all cultures in our land.

Suzanne Ferrett.

Passion for the Nation (Facebook)

The Revival Prophecies – where are we now?

At One Voice, courtesy Carolyn Stewart: me, Andy, Geoff, Lisa, Carolyn, Ali & Rick, Chris.

First published and issued at the One Voice Conference, Reading, 8th Feb 2020; and thank you Geoffrey Pick for permission to republish from UK Prophetic Words, as well as for sharing the original with me. NB: links in prophets’ names for cross-reference:

THE REVIVAL PROPHECIES

Britain’s Christians have heard promises of future revival coming to the nation for generations, yet the long wait continues.

Are we now to give up hoping for a turnaround in church decline?

Can we really expect a revival to come suddenly, as it did in 1904-1905 in Wales, when hundreds of thousands were saved in a few years, swelling the congregations and igniting other revivals worldwide

The 20th-Century church in Britain saw a steady decline with membership as a proportion of the population shrinking ever decade since World War I. In a mere generation, Britain went from being a missionary sending nation to a mission-field. Foreign evangelists such as Billy Graham and Louis Palau took up the mantle for converting the nation through stadium evangelism. Even so, many foreign evangelists were not always received whole-heartedly by the British churches, who had failed to raise up soul winners themselves. It is noted that by international standards Britain had also been lagging behind other English speaking nations, by failing to encourage the voices of prophets. We are beginning to catch up in recent years, but as with evangelism owe much to the influence of other nations.

For many, it goes against the grain to assume that today’s prophecy can take longer than a generation to be completed. Most expect prophecies to unfold in their lifetime or soon after. The key points from prophecies below show that although incomplete, these words are already in advanced progress to being fulfilled. This is an indication that the prophesied harvest of souls cannot be too far off.

A summary of well known UK revival prophecies with fulfillment dates: Continue reading