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

The night Jesus broke through the window!

(4 of 7) The second visitor over the night of 13-14th September 1989 was far more challenging than the first one during that evening’s chat – this time it is life or death!  Mine!!

THE HEAVENLY VISITOR

In a most unusual dream that night I go back in time. A dream so lucid that even thirty years later it remains vividly etched within me. So it’s exceptionally significant.

Come back with me (dream content in blue typeface, comments black).:

I am in my childhood home and standing in front of the large casement window in one corner of the lounge (opposite corner to the doorway). I look up into the inky, dark night sky outside.

A small flotilla of large, wingless aircraft drifts slowly across from left to right at high altitude and I groan, “Oh…not that flying saucer nonsense. I must be dreaming!” 

I’m sceptical about the existence of UFO’s, but now another ‘fleet’ of some sort appears from the right and heads towards the first.

(The dream now changes gear by going up a level from the usual mix of mental material to that of absolutely convincing lucidity…) Continue reading

The day I shut the door on Jesus!

(3rd of 7) NOTE: This two-part testimony was posted as one of my first blogs. Originally written over 25 years ago as ‘More Than A Dream’, it’s expanded to elaborate upon my changed life as a committed Christian in my journey into freedom.

THROUGH THE DEVIL’S DOOR!

A very brief recap:

Since my teens I’d wholeheartedly embraced esoteric spiritual doctrines and practices such as the Eastern and Theosophical belief of reincarnation and ascended masters, as well as those of Western occultism plus concepts generally known as deism.

I thought that as all religions are equal there are many paths to a supreme being –but which is not the same as the anthropomorphic deity of the Abrahamic religions. That is, it’s different to and far superior to human beings – a ‘cosmic mind’ with which we can be attuned and attain ‘cosmic consciousness’, as experienced by many and practised in the associations of which I was an active member.

I appreciated the linkage with mystical Islam of Sufism as well as having read its Book. It was only after becoming a born-again Christian that I studied its early history and came to understand its fundamental, doctrinal differences with Judaism and Christianity.

Thus, two decades of an occultic practicum made me disdainful of churches, clergy and laity. They were all so very behind the times – even archaic!  Intellectual and spiritual pride made me think their preaching could never compare with the profound philosophy found within ‘New Age’ movements. Such arrogance, of which I’m ashamed!

A DIFFERENT DOOR OPENS! Continue reading

Searching for wrong ‘truth’ traps me in a spiritual prison

(2nd of 7) We continue our ‘journey’ as I pray it will inform readers who are not-yet Christians about avoiding the pitfalls and dangers of suspect spiritual matters:

Me 1962

1962 in Leicester.

The intellectual freedom of higher education in the ‘swinging 60’s’ enabled me to break loose from the values of my parents and their generation. Even so, I recognised their values had enabled them to come through the destruction and deprivation of the Great Depression, World War and post-war Britain austerity with great fortitude.

As in the previous post about attending the “wrong school”, a formative influence upon this boy of the post-war ‘baby boom’ was the disharmony and hypocrisy between churches. In my mind it tarred all Christians with the same brush and badly reflected upon the God they believed in.

Nevertheless, once whilst in church, I had thought it must have been awesome to have been around Jesus and seen everything He said and did.

Also, two verses noticed in my mother’s Sunday Missal stuck in my mind and, although buried in the unconscious, they never got forgotten. One was Jesus telling his disciples they’d do even greater works than He was doing! The other was by someone who’d seen and been with Jesus, and who wrote: If everything He’d done was written down there wouldn’t be enough room in the world to contain the books! [John 14:12 and closing sentence of that Gospel.]

In view of that eye-witness account and churches’ misrepresentation of their founder, I became convinced a lot of what he’d taught had been lost – or even suppressed – by the early church. Continue reading

How churches turned me off Christ and onto ‘New Age’!

(1st of 7) I invite you to join me, especially if new here, in revisiting my ‘dog-legged’ journey into the spiritual and supra-natural reality of our lives. I was heading towards the destination I’d wanted and planned but got forced into a totally unforeseen, unexpected diversion. In fact, my philosophy of life got totally upended!  My new goal proved to be a far more exciting and never-ending journey!!

Now, step into my time-machine and I’ll turn back its dial 60 or so years:

STUNNED BY A ‘FRIEND’

Whilst playing alongside my 10-11 year-old pals, one of them suddenly stops, narrows his gaze and eyeballs me hard, “You shouldn’t be at our school – you should be at the one Cat’licks go to!”

I’m shocked and stunned into silence. I can’t recall my response other than being very alarmed and hurt.

Upon reflection, maybe I denied the accusation outright. In retrospect I’d like to have responded, “So what? It’s where my parents want me to be!”

Such a riposte, however, would have plugged into a parental disagreement! Continue reading

One’s destiny in three ‘Bites’

For several months I’ve wanted to republish my personal testimony because the Lord has given a greater appreciation of how He’s been working throughout my life. A few weeks ago our vicar stressed the significance of the Samaritan woman’s meeting with Jesus lies in the power of personal testimony. Then came some Lion Bites, so here we go…

Fresh insights at last year’s conference in Matlock upon my early life revealed a destiny from my childhood to blog about Jesus Christ’s promised return. I was amazed and re-assured that the grace of God which I didn’t deserve did, in fact, cover me even though I’d been dead against Him – and dead to Him! It was as though ‘the hound of heaven’ had tracked me down and cornered me!

And now in the past week, I’m getting an awakening into how my spiritual rebirth and what I was starting to sense supra-naturally during the 1990s, is now coming into play. Moreover, it’s through re-connecting with the local church that the Lord had put me into and which I’d left when marrying Nina and moving to East Hants!

Therefore, these Lion Bites from Glasgow Prophetic Centre are personally poignant:

THE WORD OF YOUR TESTIMONY (3rd May)

“Your testimonies are so powerful! Whether it’s the story of how you came to know me as your Saviour, or of how I provided for a need you had, I want you to share these testimonies. For my testimonies in you will draw others to me, and your stories of how I work in your life will bring wonder to those who hear them. Will you share them?

“And if you can’t think of any to share, then begin to partner with me and ask me to move in the circumstances of your life. Give me space to work miracles. Place your faith and expectation in me and see what I will do! And when I do it, share what I have done. Share me with those around you and allow them to wonder what I could also do for them.”

Revelation 12:11
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.

UNCAPPED POTENTIAL (7th May)

“I am uncapping your potential today,” says the Lord.

“There has been a brewing frustration inside many; a sense of ‘there’s more in me than I’m seeing right now and I am able to articulate’. Some of you have felt capped through lies you’ve believed about yourself, words that have been spoken over you or situations out of your control. Today, the Lord says repeatedly, “I am uncapping your potential. For I have put more in you than you have an eye to see. My explosive and undefeatable power and might reside within you, as do solutions to unsolvable problems. I have given you the mind of Christ and equipped you with supernatural gifts. Today, I uncap your potential!

“So tear off the lies of limitation, rise above the words of criticism, see beyond the circumstances of chaos, and choose to stand fully in the potential that I have dressed you in. This is your day, (insert your name)!

Ephesians 3:20 AMP
Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do super-abundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us.

A NEW YOU! (8th May)

The Spirit of the Lord says, “It is time to stand in your anointing and calling! I have called you for such a time as this! Do you hear me? It’s time to shake off the grave clothes! It’s time to leave behind the comfortable, the status quo! It’s a new season! Winter is over. Spring has come, and the old won’t fit any more. You need your ‘Now’ outfit, your ‘Now’ thinking, your ‘Now’ anointing and calling. I know you feel inept and even unsure of yourself, but keep looking to me. I won’t lead you off the path that I have set for you, so stay close!

“You are going to love your ‘New You’. I have you made you and shaped you for this; it’s tailor made, fits perfectly, and won’t pinch or rub. Just follow me and see how much fun we’re going to have. There really is no comparison between your old grave clothes or the new wardrobe that I have designed just for you!”

Song of Solomon 2:11 & 13b
For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.
Rise up my love, my fair one. And come away!

John 11:43-44
Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”

Note: my 7-part personal testimony begins here.

Prophecy Update #3: once again Press echoes prophecy through soccer!!

Yet once again (previously re “fox” and “chessboard”) press headline repeats content of a prophetical word brought by Veronika West – and once again relating to football score (Confirmation of Prophetical Soccer refers).  She published this last night:

“GREATEST COMEBACK SINCE LAZARUS”

THIS HEADLINE WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION TODAY BY THE DAILY MAIL, AS I READ IT, “GREATEST COMEBACK SINCE LAZARUS”, IT MADE ME THINK IMMEDIATELY OF THE WORD I RECEIVED CONCERNING “LAZARUS AND THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND”!  [See Word; ”LAZARUS RAISED TO LIFE”…]

COULD THIS 4 GOAL FIGHT-BACK VICTORY FOR LIVERPOOL BE A PROPHETIC SIGN FOR OUR NATION AT THIS TIME??…!

Lazarus was raised to life after 4 days;…’Liverpool reach Champions League final after INCREDIBLE FOUR-GOAL FIGHT BACK AGAINST BARCELONA in football’s greatest upsets…!  [See Word; “FOUR DAYS”…]

Ha! Maybe the Daily Mail are reading my mail…!

Get ready for a world-wide shifting, turning and radical transformation

Posted this afternoon at Ignite Ireland Ministry:

ARE YOU READY FOR THE RIVERS OF HIS GLORY, OR HAVE YOU BECOME AS THE STIFF-NECKED..?!

Early hours of this morning I was just beginning to wake up when I clearly heard the Spirit of God speak to me saying,

“DAUGHTER TELL MY PEOPLE, MY RIGHTEOUS REMNANT, THAT A GREAT REVEALING HAS NOW BEGUN, FOR MANY NATIONS HAVE BEEN IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION.., WATCH AND PRAY FOR THERE IS A SHIFTING, TURNING AND A RADICAL SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION THAT IS NOW BEGINNING TO TAKE PLACE IN THE EARTH, FOR MANY NATIONS ARE NOW ON A DIVINE COLLISION COURSE WITH THE POWER OF MY GLORY AND JUDGEMENT, SEE! FOR NOW IS THE SEASON OF SUPERNATURAL REALIGNMENT AND A RE-POSITIONING OF THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH, WHO CAN STOP IT??? FOR I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, THE RIVERS OF MY GLORY ARE UNSTOPPABLE AND UNCONTAINABLE, HE WHO DARES TO HINDER THE WORK OF MY SPIRIT SHALL BE UTTERLY DESTROYED, BELOVED ARE YOU READY? HAVE YOU MADE ROOM FOR MY RIVER OR ARE YOU ONE THAT HAS BECOME AS THE STIFF-NECKED?”, says God.

Veronika West, 8th May 2019

NI-Eire Prophecy Update #11 – Ireland to follow Britain out of the EU?

Thank you to Hilary K for alerting me to Saturday’s Daily Express – click here to read full article:

Background:

These updates relate to the extensive prophetic word received by Emma Stark of the Glasgow Prophetic Centre whilst in Belfast at the end of February. She asked the Lord about Brexit, the Backstop and the Irish border and on where the solution lies. She was stunned to hear Him respond, “Emma, the solution is in Dublin.” Then He explained there’s a tangled ball of wool sitting in Dublin’s Parliament building and the end of that ball of wool is in the hands of Leo Varadkar, the Taoiseach, or PM of Ireland.”  This very significant word explains the necessity for leaders of north and south to work together in a new way to iron out issues that prevent Britain leaving the EU.

NI-Eire Prophecy Updates:
  1. Northern & Southern Irish Leaders Meet In Washington
  2. Northern & Southern Irish Leaders Meet Trump and Pence
  3. EU Grasps Ireland At Its Own Peril (ie. as EU’s puppet)
  4. DUP MP Would Like To See Ireland Join The Commonwealth
  5. Yet Again, NO Need For A Hard Border!
  6. DUP Prefers Brexit Delay To ‘Prison’ of May’s Withdrawal Agreement
  7. The Taoiseach and the E.U.
  8. Eire’s Relationship with Ulster & USA
  9. Irexit – (Eire leaving the EU)
  10. News Roundup – Is S.Africa and Object Lesson?

Fulfilled Prophecy #25 update – Draining the Swamp

Fulfilled Prophecy #25 is about one particular version of corruption not covered in the series on Fulfilled Prophecy #10, namely the Deep State scandal worse than Watergate and President Trump’s attempts to drain the Washington Swamp but being thwarted by an ‘official war’ from top officials in the Obama-Clinton administration.

Published in January 2018 that post was updated three months ago by coverage of the swamp’s failed coup against Donald Trump.

Watch this 7 minutes video for latest developments (thank you Jennie):

Not many people know – more true news about Trump

Here’s three items spotted over weekend and popped onto my personal Fb profile, click Links below photos for source. Be sure to read last one’s reference to President Trump starting all cabinet meetings with prayer!:

Source: Meme

Source: CBN News

Source: Fox News

Waiting for July 2019 – press/media reports

Further to the prophecies pointing to the significance of this July, here’s two items recently spotted in the Mail and on social media:

These stories were running in parallel to that of the leak published on 24th April in The Telegraph of PM May’s defiance of security warnings to allow the Chinese company Huawei’s involvement in providing 5G communications.  Perhaps the disturbing details of the PM’s latest abysmally poor judgement and her sacking of the Defence Secretary may substantially contribute to changing her situation, as implied by the three prophets?

We’ll wait and watch…

Did a cyber-gremlin gobble up your new post alert on DT?

In view of my not getting an email notification of a new post on this blog, some regular subscribers also may not have received one for True news about Trump that ALL Christians need to know.  Shortly after its publication I extended the title with ‘re persecution’ (adding that to its url).

Therefore, if you’re a subscribed follower of this blog would you please let me know if you did not get an email about that new post. Email me at richardswatch@talktalk.net

I’d be interested in putting a finger on any ISP that’s filtering and blocking messages on the subject of Donald Trump.  This wouldn’t be the first time peculiar problems have popped up; for example, on Iran’s anniversary of rehearsing attack upon Jerusalem, or our landline crashing during the month leading to EU Referendum (at least internet survived and inexplicably worked throughout!).