HE IS RISEN! – Time and Quantum effects in Jesus’ Resurrection

First published on this blog and repeated annually:

In preparation for the Holy-days’ weekend Nina creates a tableau for contemplating Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. She’s inspired about what items to collect and arrange, usually including a rock with a central hole eroded by the sea and which we found on a beach. It serves as both the ‘skull’ and garden tomb of Golgotha. For example, the above display has a scarf as a ‘river of life’ flowing out of the empty cave/tomb below the cross. (In 2012 it gave an insight that I’ll share below.)

Maundy Thursday is celebrated as the night when Jesus and the lead-disciples ate an early Passover Seder, or meal (see video explanation). Following the meal, one disciple betrayed Him by leading Temple guards to capture Him at night for trial by a ‘kangaroo’ court of Jewish leaders.  It was a foregone conclusion that they’d demand authorisation of His death from Pontius Pilate, the Roman Prefect, or governor, of Judea.

If you’re unfamiliar with this true story and how it led to Jesus’ gruesome torture, death and burial followed by his amazing bodily resurrection and appearance to His disciples, read doctor Luke’s investigative account and the personal account of Jesus’ closest disciple John. (Later, a Jewish leader violently opposed to them but who encountered Jesus en-route to Damascus would write He was seen simultaneously by over 500 – read 1 Corinthians 15:6)

HEAVEN & HUMAN HISTORIES’ PIVOTAL TIME

Jesus Christ died so that each of us may be forgiven for our sins. As a result of this new status, we can have direct personal access to Almighty God when we believe in Jesus Christ. As the Son of God, Jesus suffered on our behalf as our ‘scapegoat’.  That is, Jesus took the place of death that we deserved because of our sinfulness, for the shedding of a sinless one’s blood was the only way our status could be changed for us to gain personal salvation. Apostle Paul put it thus to the Romans:

8But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (Romans 5:8-11, NIV, see whole chapter.)

Now, when I was a new Christian I found that rather hard to understand – but it works! The theological term is ‘atonement’, or ‘substitutionary atonement’.  In bringing forgive-ness to the guilty, however, this can cause deep problems for those who’ve been the victim of crimes. After all, why should a killer find forgiveness by God? And what about the victim’s families, or the victim of abuse? They find it very hard if well-nigh impossible to forgive.

In 2012 I heard a Portsmouth prison chaplain address this issue with a concept taken from the criminal justice system: restorative justice. This involves an active dialogue between victim and offender, plus reparation.  And it has a sound basis in  theology. How?

Jesus was a guiltless victim, directly of those who wanted Him killed, and indirectly of everyone’s ‘fallen state’ of sinfulness, which could only be rectified by His death.

And Almighty God, the Father, is a victim too. How? He’s victim of humanity’s rebellion against Him. For example and especially over the way religious leaders murdered His son – how they seethed with rage when Jesus denounced them! (read Luke 20:9-19).  So, every victim can find an identity and affinity in both God and Jesus Christ in their situation. Hence, they can receive God’s own ability to forgive because He will help them choose to forgive those who’ve harmed them. [Lack of forgiveness may be the only thing that hampers God – see Matt 6:14-15]

A TABLEAU IN TIME

During contemplation upon the tableau illustrated above, an insight dropped into mind that the Resurrection created a distinct point in the flow of, or perhaps even a change in, Time itself. That is, the now termed ‘common era’ calendar is the medieval Christian one that counts years from the approximate birth of Christ as ‘anno Domini’. But in fact, a more powerful one would be the point at which things in heaven changed and thus affected our lives on earth and its ultimate role in God’s scheme of creation. This took place at the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, His revival to life from death itself.

That such a concept may be valid can be found in the discoveries about the material of ‘The Shroud of Turin’, the shroud in which Jesus was thought to have been carried and covered during His interment. It is of most astounding significance when examined from the view-point of modern physics.

Apart from the supra-natural or spiritual aspect, that unique, singular event could have naturally happened by means of a ‘singularity’ (a theoretical gravitational effect associated with ‘black holes’, eg. as may have been the starting point of the creation of the universe, or ‘Big Bang’).

Don’t take my word for this but consider that of Dame Isabel Piczek (deceased 2016), famous as a monumental artist and award-winning figurative draughtswoman. Her highly detailed analysis of theories about how the image on the shroud was formed is authoritative, as in the first of several detailed articles here.

Also, as a physicist who may have considered implications from a quantum mechanics standpoint, her conclusions about how the image was formed are most intriguing: it seems that the image of Jesus can only have been created by its hovering equidistantly above and below his reclining bent corpse. Furthermore, this necessitated the body’s levitation – perhaps not an impossible feat during the moment of the Resurrection power-blast?  After all, the disciples had witnessed Jesus walking on water and were yet to see His levitating into the clouds!

Dame Isabel succinctly summarises:

We have a piece of cloth and it leads us to a mysterious gate which opens for us, and it lets us see a completely different world, an extraordinary world with extraordinary laws.

Consider these claims by reading those articles and watching this 19 minute of extracts from the DVD The Fabric of Time (with its own lead-in trailer). There’s also a discussion of her scientific opinion at In Case You Missed Isabel Piczek’s Wonderful Paper.

‘Coincidentally”, just after having read the last link and revised the preceding references to science (post published 5 years ago), I’m alerted to theoretical physicist Mehki’s new post on ‘black holes’ and ‘event horizons’ (see Looking to the Horizon). The discussion thread has a valuable contribution from ‘physicalrealityblog’ that’s pertinent to the Shroud site’s discussion of Dame Isabel’s analysis and indirectly reconnects it back into quantum physics!

2017: ‘Coincidentally’ amusing that bloggers ‘hidden’ on opposite sides of the world (Britain and New Zealand) were preparing items on the fabrics that Jesus Christ was buried with – the full-body shroud and the head linen – in Joseph of Arimathea’s private tomb. My post updated on Wed 12 April 2017 was scheduled on Thurs 13th for auto-publication Sun 16 April. On Good Friday 14 April Joanne Rolston published news of the ‘Sudarium’ in AB-solute Proof – The Blood That Speaks.

Read about bizarre anomalies in scientific instruments placed on the slab of stone in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre said to be have been where Jesus’ body lay: Scientists Who Opened Christ’s Tomb Detect Mysterious Readings That Support Shroud Theory

Link: The Shroud of Turin website

Jesus’ Crucifixion described within the Holy Name of God

First published on this blog in April 2017 and now continuing yesterday’s Maundy Thursday Musing:

According to Steve Maltz, author of God’s Signature, the only time the sacred, personal Name of God was spoken by the ancient Israelites was during worship in the Temple in Jerusalem, and especially on the Day of Atonement when the High Priest pronounced it ten times.

The Talmud has many warnings about using the most holy Name – it is also regarded as having special powers of healing.  Apparently knowledge of its pronunciation was lost after the fall of the Temple in AD70 prophesied by Jesus Christ.

The knock-on effect of that event, together with the Roman Church’s withdrawal in the third Century of financial support for churches in the Holy Land founded by Jesus’ own ‘kith and kin’ (‘desponyni’), was the great loss of a full understanding of the Church’s Hebraic roots. Hence the confusion and doctrinal disagreements over Jesus’ claim, “I am in the Father and the Father is in me” (John 14:10).

Digging deeper we encounter an astonishing revelation of that double-identity!

From translations of Hebrew, the post-Shakespeare English-speaking world referred to God’s Name as ‘Jehovah’ or ‘LORD’ (letter ‘J’ was then starting to replace ‘i’). However, Jews preferred well-known descriptive titles such as ‘Elohim’ – God, in all the fullness of His attributes; ‘El Shaddai’ – Almighty; ‘El Sabaoth’ – Lord of heavenly hosts; or Adonai’ – Lord, and more often than not the reverent term ‘Ha Shem’ (The Name) sufficed.

Scribes, or sopher, needed to take special care in praying before writing the holy name, which must be done without interruption. Were a mistake made, it must not be corrected but the whole page discarded and the page restarted. Numbering had to be carefully handled too because Hebrew characters represented both letters and numbers. So the logical way of writing 15 is to add a yod (ie 10) to a hey (ie 5) and likewise for 16 (a yod to a vav). But this never happened because, as part of the sacred name, they could accidentally be read as this name. The Holy Name is shown below, but read from right to left:

Ha Shem

“Yod-Hey-Vav-Hay” first appears in Genesis 2:4 statement that ‘The Book of Beginnings’ is the account of, “When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens”.

This Name was first revealed when Moses encountered God in the burning bush after he’d asked Him whom should he tell the Israelites had sent him to get them out of their slavery in Egypt.

God replied, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you’. ” (Exodus 3:14 NKJV)
Steve writes, “Interestingly and contrary to popular belief, the Hebrew word used in this passage…is not YHVY (he shows Hebrew characters). So, what’s going on here? Is it His name or isn’t it? In this Exodus passage, the word used for His name is “Aleph-Hey-Yod-Hey”.

“This takes the meaning of “I will be”…(which) shares a similar three-consonant root with YHVY in Hey-Vav-Hey and Hey-Yod-Hey…and as they’re related are both ways of describing God”.  Hence my liking of describing God as “Always” and “Now”, the latter being used by Charlie Shamp too.

HOLY FATHER-SON UNION REVEALED & THE CRUCIFIXION FORETOLD

As in those preceding links, literary Hebrew developed out of pictographic forms that represent gestures and their meanings. We logically surmise both original visual and later written forms were known to and, therefore, used by the Lord in communicating with Abraham and his descendants through Issac and Jacob, and used by Moses and his scribes in compiling the first five books of the Bible.

Comparing the literary and pictorial forms of the name Moses heard and recorded as being from the Lord, we have this graphic (credit Heart To Heart):

Hebrew is read right to left, ie ‘hand-look-nail-look’, but if we read as normal left to right we find not only the Name of God describing who He is, the fullness of His character and abilities, but also its exceptional prophetic nature in it foretelling the pivotal point of His action plan for humanity: the crucifixion of His Son Jesus Christ!

BEHOLD – A NAIL – BEHOLD – A HAND 

AND THIS ‘WORD’ SHOWS TWO PERSONS!

Could this indicate that Christ was hidden in the Father when Moses encountered them at the burning bush but manifested as ‘The Angel of the Lord’ or pre-incarnate Christ ? It’s worth reading Exodus 3 carefully again and note Who is speaking to Moses…

Moreover, the pictographs graphically portray God as ‘hands up’ in connection with a nail – and putting all together into one picture we get a typical image of Jesus on the Cross at Calvary…

More:

A Maundy Thursday Musing

The Cross at Ffald-y-Brenin, ‘miraculously’ provided and located as directed by the Lord.

[First published 2016]

Reflections upon the events of Jesus’ betrayal and execution whilst we were on a Quiet Day’s ‘Appointment in Jerusalem’, added to my ongoing meditation upon His personal prayer made, not in the garden of Gethsemane, but earlier in the upper room at the close of their Passover meal (John 17). That ‘celebratory remembrance’ proved to be more than a ground-breaking event. It was truly a heaven-breaking-in pivotal time in human history in which Jesus offered up Himself as the Paschal Lamb, not only for His first disciples but also for everyone who would ever believe in Him – eg. you and me! AND enable everyone to come into the full freedom of salvation from their sins and satan’s consequential authority over their lives – should they so choose.

So my thoughts meandered around Jesus’ praying to Father that He’d “manifested Your Name” and for His disciples to see the glory He had with Him before the Beginning, as in my footnote to the prophetic word on Preparation for Enlargement.

The modern concept of ‘name’ fails to convey the depth of meaning and significance as understood in biblical times. I recalled Hebrew and Semitic studies scholar Dr Michael S Heiser’s (bio) referring at Exodus 23:20-23 to the Angel of the LORD as having what’s noted from Gideon’s encounter with Him (Judges 6:11-26); that is,

‘Yahweh’s “Name” in him…which gives a glimpse of the Hebrew Bible’s ‘Name Theology’ in which reference to “the Name” actually refers to Yahweh Himself…Thus, ‘Yahweh indicates He is in the Angel…yet in other passages, Yahweh and the Angel can be simultaneously – but separately – present [Old Testament Godhead Language].

That’s remarkably similar to the principle of quantum entanglement (see On Engaging Time) – yet is in the Bible!  Jesus goes on to say that the divine “Name” represents His Presence, which is also God’s ‘Essence’.

So over silent lunch, my mind in ‘neutral’, an insight suddenly occurred and I noted it afterwards as an equation in my Bible’s rear fly-leaf.:

‘GOD’s NAME = HIS GLORY = EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM (KNOWN & UNKNOWN)’

Also, the last part is equivalent to:

‘NOT YET KNOWN  BUT BEING REVEALED IN AND ACROSS (ie. A +) TIME’

Now please note: in my mind I was going to write “in and throughout” but actually found myself writing “across”, which doesn’t make as much sense when considering the full continuity of time – BUT this change directly relates it to the Crucifixion.

From my earliest days of being ‘born again’ I’d heard about the Cross being pivotal in, and thus central to, human history. Now, however, I understood it’s existed throughout history from the very Beginning, and connected into the ‘mystery’ of ‘Fathers Own Objective’ that Apostle Paul revealed to the Ephesians, as noted in my intro to God’s Eternal Purpose.

I imagined the Cross’ horizontal beam s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g…r-i- g-h-t…a-c-r-o-s-s…t-i-m-e.

Next, I scribbled a cloud shape with arrows poking out of it to represent different epochs and wrote within its curvy outline, ‘Cloud of Unknowing’ (as in the title of the medieval book of contemplative Christian mysticism on the being and nature of God – see Wikipedia).

THEN right after jotting those notes and awaiting the first session after lunch, this famous Welsh hymn was played and I was transfixed by the chorus line,

“He can never be forgotten throughout heaven’s eternal days.”

Now, as I blog and search on Hebrew name theology I find a very informative article on ‘Ha Shem’ at Hebrew4Christians, to which is added this postscript:

‘The point of all this is to demonstrate that the “Name of the LORD” is none other than Yeshua (or Jesus). Yeshua = YHVH…The idea of “Name” means more than mere phonetics; it has to do with the deeds, acts, power, reputation and glory of God. Those who do not honor the Son do not honor the Father who sent Him (John 5:23). Denigrating Yeshua by even hinting that He is less than God Almighty is to desecrate the Name of God…’ (Divine Names Theology?)

The deep wisdom of that article is worthy of contemplative reflection. Yet it also speaks to me of another aspect of the Lord’s name relating directly to the Crucifixion, about which I mused this time last year and which is republished next… ie. tomorrow, Good Friday.

A prophetic word on the coming ‘bowls of the fury of God’

Now that Facebook can at last connect this blog’s Fb page with my previously unused personal profile, I’ve been pinning a few of its posts and hubs to its ‘wall’ or timeline by way of an intro’ to my writing upon Biblical and contemporary Christian prophecy.

Doing that reminded me of the difference between ancient and modern prophecy, which after due weighing and testing, provides a means of hearing from God before we arrive at the End-times foretold in scripture. Therefore, I mused upon when and how those two modes of hearing Him will converge in the run-up to the Millennium, when Jesus Christ returns bodily to reign and rule on earth. 

AND “Lo and Behold!” within a couple of days I get an email on that very subject and which reads as follows:

THE PREPARATION OF

THE THINGS TO COME

PROPHECY

Given to Leisa Ebere, April 8, 2019

“I say to you My People, that there is a stirring in the spirit realm where an open door of ‘the preparation of the things to come’ shows a glimpse of the rumblings of the Earth in this hour. As mentioned in My Word, in Revelation 16, through the actions of the inhabitants of the Earth,” says the Lord, “the unfolding and signposts of My Wrath come to be. For My judgement only comes as I give mankind over to their own sin; and then the days grow dark with evil, and the signs of destruction reveal themselves throughout the Land, Seas and Waterways.

“But I declare to you, My Remnant, that you shall be protected from this destruction, as you cry out to Me, for My purposes are yet to be fulfilled; as the redemption and harvest of the blind and the lost reaches momentum by My Spirit. As in the Seven Bowls of Judgement,” says the Lord, “MRSA has become a global issue, as this deadly bacteria has covered the earth and caused great pain and suffering,” says the Lord.

“Also, as with the Second Bowl,” says the Lord, “a bloodying of the oceans has occurred, and Red Tide Events are even now escalating across the waters of the Earth as the Algae’s poisons release devastating toxins into the seas.

“And just like the Third Bowl, the Earth’s Rivers and Streams have become contaminated with chemicals,” says the Lord.

“And similarly as with the Fourth Bowl,” says the Lord, “I have allowed an intense heat to scorch the Earth due to climate change and emissions of chemicals into the Earth’s atmosphere; and this has caused great groaning and fear amongst the inhabitants of the Earth.

“In regards to the similarities of the Fifth Bowl,” says the Lord, “there is judgement being poured out onto America, as the positioning of high officials over the land and weather phenomena will cause economic downtown and darkness to come upon that country. This is due to the sinful actions of greed and callousness amongst its inhabitants.

“And also, like the Sixth Bowl being poured out; there is judgement being allowed to come upon the UK and Europe, due to pharisaical mindsets and perversity and uncleanness, as Eastern Kings (Arab Nations) have brought idolatry and terror upon many countries. This has caused the principalities of Witchcraft, Rebellion and Deception to conspire against the peoples of the Earth,” says God. “And like the outpouring of the 7th Bowl. a number of earthquakes and the falling of hailstones has begun to transpire in earnest upon the Earth.

“Beloved, I am slow to anger,” says the Lord, “but the darkness which has been caused by man’s sin has opened up the manifestation of such things. But I will stay the full execution of these judgements as My People bring a mighty harvest into My Kingdom, in the next seven seasons of My Spirit,” says the Lord. “Yet, I declare to you, that all arguing and divisions in the Body of Christ must be set aside,” says the Lord of Hosts, “and all focus must be set upon establishing My Righteousness, as My Glory brings about the Harvest of the Lost upon the Earth. Heed My Words for the time grows short,” says the Living God, “and your eyes must be fixed upon Me.

Leisa Ebere

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GPS #32: words and visions on the significance of Notre Dame’s conflagration – and Jerusalem’s!!

A personal thank you to Angus MacKillop for alerting readers of Ignite Ireland Ministries to Newsweek’s report that whilst flames were engulfing Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, there was also a fire in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque – it cannot be mere coincidence or a ‘God-incidence’, as we’ll learn from the prophetic word of yesterday shown below.

Tom O’Conner writes in yesterday afternoon’s Newsweek, ‘Fire broke out at the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem just as flames ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

‘Footage showing smoke and fire emerging from the roof of a structure known as the Marwani Prayer Room, or Solomon’s Stables, could be seen on social media. The Palestine News Agency, the official outlet of the Palestinian National Authority, cited a guard as saying Monday that “the fire broke out in the guard’s room outside the roof of the Marwani Prayer Room, and the fire brigade of the Islamic Waqf handled the matter successfully…Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, director general of the Jerusalem Waqf and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs Department, told Jordan’s Al-Mamlaka TV that the fire broke out in the courtyard and preliminary information suggested that it may have been caused by children tampering in the area.’

Let’s not forget that intriguing ‘coincidence’ of an unusual lightning strike in Mecca on the 14th anniversary of the attack upon New York’s Twin Towers (see Paws-4-Thought: Kingdom-related Events Since Lightning Strike on Mecca’s Grand Mosque).

THREE PROPHETIC WORDS ON NOTRE DAME FIRE

That the above buried news of the Al-Aqsa compound fire is not only synchronous but also is part of what God is doing worldwide, will become clear upon reading the first of two words received in this morning’s email, namely:

1. FIRE IN PARIS PROPHECY 

The Lord would say, “The fire of the Paris Cathedral is a signpost of My Spirit and is the beginning of the tearing down of the high places of religion across the nations of the Earth. For surely I am doing a new thing in the midst of you and My Spirit shall burn down the old entrapments and raise up the new places that I have decreed.”  For the Lord says, as is written in Jeremiah 23:29 ‘Is not My Word like fire and like a hammer that breaks a rock into pieces?’

“Watch and Listen for I am causing both heavenly and earthly signs to identify the changes I am making to re-frame the earth so that My righteousness and glory are at the forefront,” says the Lord of Hosts. “Be vigilant Watchman and make My Signs known to My People,”says the Lord.

Leisa Ebere, 15th April 2019

2. “NOTRE DAME IS ON FIRE…! PRAYING FOR PARIS FRANCE…!!

While watching the FLAMES RISE OVER NOTRE DAME the Holy Spirit quickened to me this powerful word I gave for France last year…!

A WORD FOR THE NATION OF FRANCE; “WATCH! FOR THE FIERY PHOENIX IS RISING, RISING, RISING FROM THE ASHES TO NEW LIFE AND NEW BEGINNINGS”

This afternoon while sitting talking with the Lord in my garden suddenly I saw the Nation of France and as I looked at the Nation I saw a FIERY PHOENIX RISING UP FROM THE ASHES, as I looked again at the Nation the Word of the Lord was quickened to me saying, “Then I thought, ‘I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days like the phoenix’. On hearing these words I immediately inquired of the Holy Spirit and I heard Him say,

“DAUGHTER, I HAVE HEARD THE CRIES OF MY PEOPLE AS THEY HAVE WEPT FOR MERCY, MERCY, MERCY OVER THIS NATION, FOR SURELY IT HAS LOOKED LIKE THEY WOULD DIE IN THEIR NEST, BUT WATCH! FOR A MIGHTY WHIRLWIND OF MY SPIRIT NOW BRINGS FORTH RESURRECTION POWER TO THAT WHICH LIES BENEATH THE ASH HEAP, WATCH! FOR THE NATION OF FRANCE SHALL BE LIKE THE FIERY PHOENIX RISING, RISING, RISING FROM THE ASHES OF DESTRUCTION AND DEATH TO THE BEAUTY OF NEW LIFE AND NEW BEGINNINGS. WATCH! AS MY SPIRIT NOW MOVES ACROSS THIS LAND TO RESURRECT AND RESTORE, TO REFORM AND REVIVE, WATCH! AS MY GOVERNING HAND MOVES MIGHTILY IN THE DAYS AHEAD TO MULTIPLY HER DAYS LIKE THAT OF MY SERVANT JOB,” says the Spirit of God.

I DECLARE AND DECREE; THAT THE NATION OF FRANCE SHALL RISE, RISE, RISE LIKE A FIERY PHOENIX FROM THE ASH HEAP OF DESTRUCTION AND DEATH TO THE BEAUTY OF NEW LIFE AND NEW BEGINNINGS.

Note; PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THE NATION OF FRANCE IN THIS HOUR. (click to read vision to Pray for France Arising dated 3rd May 2017)

SEE A SECOND WORD GOD GAVE ME JUST A FEW DAYS LATER; (Click to read France! France! France! Pray for France! dated 7th May 2017)

Note; Job, notwithstanding his present despair of it, was favoured and satisfied with, (Psalms 91:16 ) ( Job 42:16 Job 42:17 Job 29:18) . Some versions render it, “as the phoenix”, a bird of that name, spoken of by many writers as a very long lived one; some say it lived five hundred years, others five hundred forty, others six hundred sixty…!

Veronika West, 15th April 2019

3. BRITISH ISLES/UK and EUROPE: IT’S TIME TO REAP WHAT YOU’VE SOWN

Roger Jervois in South Africa kindly forwarded copy of yesterday’s conversation he had with a sister in UK who moves in the prophetic. They note a specific reference to ‘Fire of God’ in an American’s prophetic word, the title of which I’d noticed a few days ago but for different reasons.

It is published in Elijah List as British Isles/UK and Europe: It’s Time to Reap What You Have Sown, the pertinent part of which reads (emphasis mine)

‘We make room for the Holy Spirit in our local church gatherings. It’s impossible to see culture shift without a local church that maintains an open atmosphere to the supernatural movement of the Spirit. I prophesy, Europe and UK – may the fire of God burn strong in your churches! I even see some of the ancient landmarks of faith, the cathedrals and beautiful sanctuaries of old, coming alive again with the fire of God.’

Larry Sparks, Dallas, Texas, 12th April 2019

Footnotes:

Fire in the cathedral – a sign?

Nicholas brings some poignant reflections on the Scriptures and history before we consider three prophecies and a ‘coincidental’ fire in Jerusalem at the Al-Aqsa mosque!

All Along the Watchtower

Many years ago, I had the privilege to visit Notre Dame de Paris. It was an awe-inspiring sight, a triumph of Gothic architecture. Beloved by millions, it stood as an icon of France and France’s Catholic heritage. Now ravaged by fire, it will be rebuilt, ostensibly as a sign of France’s resilience and commitment to cultural excellence.

There is a deeper problem here, symbolised by the fire in the cathedral – France’s anti-religious secularism and ethno-political turmoil. France has turned its back on God. The presence of Christians from a variety of denominations in France does not significantly alter the big picture of apostasy and decay.

Lest the reader think my judgment is harsh, I would say that I hold much the same view of the United Kingdom at present and speak as someone with partially French blood. I love France and the UK, but I do not love what…

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Passion For The Nation: Declarations to shape a nation, day 11

Readers will recall the work of Suzanne Ferrett and the many declarations over our nation she publishes at Passion for the Nation, as well as a Spiritual Magna Carta. (Click link for introduction). Today’s declaration appears below:

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

Declarations to Shape a Nation – Day 11

National Day of Prayer

We thank You for the mantle of prayer resting upon this nation at this time, for the individuals, groups and movements You are raising up, for the diversity of how people pray and the different anointings, callings and strategies being released at this time, orchestrated by Your Spirit. Even as Your word states ‘if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in Heaven,’ we declare as the Headship of Jesus is established over Your people, a new ‘oneness’ in prayer will be released, uniting those of different generations, culture groups and streams. We praise You for the work of Your Spirit and for the depth and width of Your purposes at this time. We declare as Your people pray, Your Kingdom will be released in great measure, changing hearts, touching lives and transforming communities.

We decree and declare the Name of Jesus will be lifted over the villages, towns and cities in this nation, that the awakening breath of Jesus will blow in us and through us – until this nation is fully His. We decree and declare God’s people in this land will arise, going through the gates; preparing the way, removing the stones, lifting a banner for the people.  We speak to this nation in the Name of Jesus and we declare “surely your salvation is coming.”

Now, as Parliament meets today, we decree and declare the outworking of every emotion, frustration and weariness will serve and facilitate His purposes today.

We declare the Kingdom of God will be established over every other rule and dominion, of power, of greed and of the thoughts of man, that the new season God has planned for this nation will be delivered in full, in order and on time.

We declare the power of God-appointed leadership to bring about Kingdom purpose. We declare this nation will be led throughout this Brexit season by those appointed by Him for this task, those carrying God-given vision, supported and surrounded by the prayers of His people and aided by the Hosts of Heaven.

As the European Leaders meet tonight, we come into agreement with Psalm 29, and we declare “Your Voice shakes the wilderness …and causes the deer to give birth, it strips the forest bare”. We declare God’s Voice will arise, silencing every other voice. We decree and declare the outworking of every emotion, frustration and weariness will serve and facilitate His purposes this day.

Amen, may it be so!

UK Situation Summary #3 – Neil Mackereth on Brexit ‘web’ and call to re-energise prayers

Readers are strongly encouraged to share far and wide this astute overview by Neil Mackereth published below. He’s not only well-versed in Biblical End-times but also one of my first contributors of many articles about the need for Britain to regain its sovereign independence by leaving the Europe’s expanding federation, or Fourth Reich.

A week before submitting his latest, Neil emails me on 2nd April: “Many thanks for the possible May/Merkel collusion bombshell. ‘Tis difficult in these calamitous times to be certain about anything, except our Lord. There is no doubt in my mind that the majority of our MP’s are continuing to pretend that they are working hard to fulfill the will of the people while in reality they are undermining all the principles of democracy…

“I am convinced that God’s hand is controlling the whole revealing process and, as always, His ways are not our ways. I do hope and pray that this is not a Joshua and Caleb moment where the 10 prophets of doom got their way and caused 40 years in the wilderness, rather than immediate entry to the promised land! On balance, I think that is unlikely and pray that we will achieve a clean break.

“Thought this (illustration is) a good summary of the present position:”

Since then, Neil has participated in local prayer meetings whilst drafting and circulating the following and notes “I feel an urgent need to press on with focused, sincere and informed prayer” Continue reading

On divine uprooting/rebuilding and on discerning deception (fulfilled prophecy #10 cont’d)

Veronika West posted the following this afternoon, which may relate to what Erica heard as “There is one more deception to be revealed” (Monday Newsmix #4). This is also referred to in connection with the May and Merkel agreements mentioned in the closing section of The cat is out of the bag”…

First, Veronika makes a controversial discernment, but which is not necessarily so in view of the deep, ongoing betrayal of British democracy by our elected representatives and the chaos they’ve engendered. 

She wisely honours God and stresses the battle is not against our fellows of the flesh, but against the unclean entities that are given rights of access to affect those who deliberately rebel against the Living Lord God, His holy word and ordinances. (Last July, I posited such a possibility when revisiting the word for the PM that Charles Shamp had brought but which he removed from his website): 

‘I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED LONG ENOUGH IN DELIVERANCE MINISTRY TO KNOW AND RECOGNISE A JEZEBEL SPIRIT WHEN I SEE ONE IN OPERATION, THE EYES OF THE SERPENT SPIRIT LOOK BACK AT YOU AND ITS POWERFUL ABILITY TO MANIPULATE, TWIST AND DISTORT THE TRUTH IS NOT TO BE UNDERESTIMATED.

‘LISTEN!! For those who have said that this lady is sent by God, YOU are deceived, but I tell you, mark my words, “JEZEBEL DID NOT WIN AND EVERYTHING SHE TOUCHED TURNED TO DUST, AND THE DOGS IN THE STREETS ATE HER FLESH”!!

‘My Hope is Knowing that the God I serve WILL NOT BE MOCKED AND HE WILL NOT BE MOVED, and the God I serve IS NOT JUST A GOOD STARTER BUT HE IS AN EXCELLENT FINISHER AND HE WILL FINISH AND BRING TO FULL COMPLETION THAT WHICH HE HAS STARTED IN THIS NATION.

‘Our battle IS NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD BUT AGAINST POWERS AND PRINCIPALITIES OF DARKNESS. UNLESS WE WAR EFFECTIVELY FIRST IN THE SPIRIT WE WILL BE DEFEATED IN THE NATURAL. IT’S TIME TO PRAISE GOD THAT HE DOES NOT CHANGE HIS MIND AND THAT HE DOES NOT BREAK HIS PROMISES. HE CAN BE TRUSTED AND HE IS FAITHFUL TO THE RIGHTEOUS THAT CRY OUT NIGHT AND DAY. HE HAS INDEED INTERPRETED OUR CRY AND HE WILL BRING THIS NATION BACK TO ITS FIRST LOVE.

‘My cry today is GOD CAUSE EVEN OUR ENEMIES TO BLESS US, TURN WHAT THE ENEMY HAS MEANT FOR EVIL FOR OUR GOOD, let us BECOME A NATION THAT WILL WORSHIP YOU IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH, let us BECOME A NATION THAT KNOWS YOU NOT MERELY BY THE HEARING OF OUR EARS BUT A NATION THAT WILL SEE YOU, LET YOUR GLORY BE MADE MANIFEST IN OUR MIDST, CUT US FREE FROM THE UNGODLY SOUL-TIES THAT BIND US AND DELIVER US FROM THE SPIRITS OF AHAB AND JEZEBEL, CUT OFF THE LIFE SOURCE OF LEVIATHAN AND SET THIS CAPTIVE NATION FREE!’

Now the positive, subsequent word:

‘A WORD FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM (I believe it also pertains to many other the Nations of the Earth, A DIVINE UPROOTING, TEARING DOWN AND REBUILDING IS TAKING PLACE….!)

‘I hear the Spirit of God say,

“WATCH AS I STRIP AWAY THE FIG LEAVES THAT THEY HAVE USED TO COVER THEIR UNGODLY AND DECEITFUL ACTS, NOTHING CAN BE HIDDEN FROM ME, FOR WHERE DARKNESS INCREASES SO MY LIGHT INCREASES MORE, WATCH AS I STRIP AWAY THEIR FLESHY GARMENTS AND NAKED THEY WILL STAND BEFORE ME AND NAKED THEY SHALL STAND BEFORE MEN. I SHALL NOT BE MOCKED BUT I SHALL MOVE TO MAKE A PUBLIC SPECTACLE OF THE UNGODLY, FOR THEY WILL HAVE NOWHERE TO RUN AND NO PLACE TO HIDE, A CROWN OF SHAME WILL BE THEIR PORTION AND DOUBLE DISHONOUR THEIR REWARD. WATCH FOR MY RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE SHALL NOT DELAY BUT SHALL PREVAIL OVER THIS NATION, WATCH AS MY GLORY NOW TAKES CENTRE-STAGE IN THIS LAND, FOR MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS WILL ARISE AND SHINE IN THIS NATION AND ALL NATIONS SHALL BE DRAWN TO THE BRIGHTNESS OF THEIR RISING, BELOVED LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING IN THESE DAYS, FEAR NOT! BUT TRUST IN MY DIVINE PROVIDENCE, YES! FOR MY WAYS ARE STRANGE AND MYSTERIOUS BUT I TELL YOU THE TRUTH I WILL HAVE MY WAY AND I WILL HAVE THE LAST SAY IN THIS NATION. I WILL SHARE MY GLORY WITH NO MAN, FOR I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISSAC AND JACOB AND I SHALL BRING TO PASS MY COVENANT PROMISES FOR THIS GREAT NATION”, says the Spirit of God.’

10 years ago: Not many people know…

In my blog of 28th February I commemorated that date 10 years ago when I started emailing friends about topical events connected to End-times prophecies in the Bible. That post tells how my personal Bible metaphorically exploded in my face like a ‘time-bomb’, impressing upon me that “This is ALL about to be fulfilled!”

My next mailing got circulated on 1st April 2009 as two emails, copies of which maybe read below by enlarging their images (apologies for difficulty with legibility):

Main Points of Part 1:
  • G60 Summit and massive subrogation of American sovereignty in which the mighty Dollar is made subservient to the European Union.
  • more evidence for the move towards New World Order?
  • EU’s High Representative Solana threatens Israel’s PM Netanyahu!

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Monday newsmix #5: politician refers to same scripture prophets use for Brexit!!

Thank you Sarah for drawing my attention to Sky News’ reference to Boris Johnson’s remarks closing his op-ed column in today’s Telegraph, as on today’s front page:

Non-Christian Boris’ reference to the means of PM May becoming inspired is faulty in its inaccurate grasp of the essential dynamics in scriptures of Exodus chapters 5 to 10. Yet nevertheless, his conclusion echoes the prophetic prayers and declarations many have found applicable to our national situation, and thus quote for Britain leaving the EU.