President Donald Trump and the “42” (part 2)

This valuable insight offered by Mark Davidson is highly significant in my humble opinion – and could support not only the idea of Britain and America as the prophesied ‘Tarshish’ (and he reinforces my remarks on Obama in another recent post), but also my blogging on the revival of our spiritual and political/commercial bond (here and here).

THE FOUR SIGNPOSTS

So Barack Obama, supposedly the forty-second person to be constitutionally elected president of the United States, is now a former president. He has been replaced by the next person to be president, Donald Trump.

In this earlier post I suggested a theory I heard years ago about the Bible’s use of the number forty-two and its seeming application to the leadership of the United Kingdom and the United States. Ancient Israel and Judah had a total of forty-two kings before changing form and losing their independence.

In the case of the United Kingdom, William the Conqueror was the first monarch of Britain in its current form and the current reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, is the forty-second monarch.

And in the case of the United States, President Obama was supposedly the forty-second constitutionally elected person and that was going to be it for the United States in its current form…

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Neville Johnson: new edition of ‘Our Finest Hour’ – warning re. USA

Received news this morning from Mark Johnson at The Academy of Light in Australia of the latest e-magazine of insights from renowned prophetical voices. It has an extra item about one of the anti-christ spirit’s current activities in the USA (the Official War Against Trump), to which my Footnote refers:

‘Winds of change are now blowing across the world and the church. This year will see enormous changes occurring across nations, affecting people and the church of Jesus Christ. Birth pangs are now beginning in earnest, with contractions coming more quickly. The whole of creation is groaning and this is a reflection of the battle between light and darkness.

‘God’s word makes it very clear that the true church will reach its greatest glory during the darkest times that this world has ever known.  It is of great significance that the best wine has been reserved for this generation. Many things have been reserved for this last generation which can be distilled into one word, fullness. The cup of iniquity is filling up and the fullness of God’s purposes for the church is now upon us. The fullness of our salvation, that perfect man is about to emerge.

‘Til we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: (Ephesians 4:13)

‘I trust that you will enjoy and be blessed by this edition of Our Finest Hour.’

Blessings
Neville Johnson

Download latest issue of Volume 2 here: Our Finest Hour 2.2

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Footnote (RB):

In my coverage of Obama’s Cairo Speech of July 2009 I expressed reservations about the claims of that new president of the United States being a brother in Christ. Also noted was his favour upon the notorious Muslim Brotherhood, the extremism of which I’d read in Egyptian Mark Gabriel’s personal account Islam and Terrorism. (He’s a former professor of Islam and of Islamic history at the prestigious Al-Azhar university – see this post).

I do not wish to be judgmental yet had noted knowledgeable writers’ assertions of Obama being a crypto-Muslim, or even Antichrist itself. The overwhelming evidence of his two terms supports the sentiment of such claims of his furtherance of the Antichrist’s agenda; not only against the nation he led, and especially Bible-believing Christians, but also against the Jewish nation of Israel – and in doing so brought the Genesis 12 curse for failing to bless those people upon the American people.

Read in the download of that ‘yesterday’ man’s reprehensible activities in Organising For Action, along with George Soros’ United To Protect Democracy, in plotting to sabotage his duly elected successor President Donald Trump. Never in the history of modern America have such undemocratic, marxist-style activities been undertaken and countenanced.

Read more about this in Paul Sperry’s Opinion in New York Post, which is quoted by William Koenig from his desk in the White House. In his Eye-View, Bill also cites Christian Post on Obama’s lifelong friend, marxist (?) fellow-traveller and supposed clergyman, Jim Wallis, as starting a witch-hunt against true, righteous Christians!  This crank claims White Evangelicals Voting for Trump Represents “A Crisis in the Church”!!

Preceding those two items quoted at length and under the sub-head Obama Called Himself a Christian, but:  Bill also cites dozens of examples of Obama’s deliberate failure to uphold Christian beliefs, twisting of scripture and causing deep damage to the church and Christians – not to mention Obama’s refusal to stand against persecution of Christians!!!

In view of recent words on the parable of wheat and tares now coming into play, perhaps the Lord is already arranging for the extraction of those tares from His harvest?

Prophetic Scripture Update #1: Ezekiel – the UK AND USA as western Tarshish

Nero_6Morning coffee revelation again! It was Friday 24th February when I spotted this inside-page headline in my paper’s world news section: ‘Commonwealth Invites US to Join the Club’.  I grasped the unusual significance of this news immediately because it relates to a questionable claim I’d read 30 years ago as a non-Christian and relegated to the proverbial ‘pending tray’. It’s the notion of ancient Britain possibly being biblical Tarshish.

Invisible HandThe Invisible Hand, written from a secular standpoint by Victor Dunstan, gave me an intriguing introduction to Bible prophecy. What actually happened simultaneously with my fanning through its pages after receiving it as a gift was jaw-dropping. As a consequence, 15 years later I began following world events to watch whether or not they tallied with biblical prophecy – AND echoes of that mid-1980’s news re-appeared decades later on a couple of anniversaries of this blog – see The ‘Invisible Hand’ Reappears at Another Anniversary: Spooky! for the full story.

So this recent news I read a fortnight ago reminded me of one of the author’s claims and, although revisited during the EU Referendum, I’d certainly give it some credibility now.

MOREOVER, it cleanly clouts Obama’s threat to put “Britain at the back of the queue” in US trade negotiations into oblivion!!

That news in the Telegraph’s broadsheet is textual only, but Google gives a well-illustrated version of the print-copy in the (Canadian) National Post’s In a Project Backed by The Queen, Commonwealth Invites the U.S. to Become ‘Associate Member’. (A report for non-subscribers is now available online asExclusive: United States could become an ‘Associate Member’ of the Commonwealth’, the url for which uses an insightful earlier headline > http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/23/donald-trumps-love-royal-family-may-see-united-states-join-commonwealth/ – note: does not open in new window)

And surprise surprise! The Canadian version leads with a photo of Donald Trump and Theresa May – in her “Redcoats are coming” outfit – walking together along the White House’s colonnades. (Puzzled by my reference, then see Fulfilled Prophecies #16.)

How exceptionally appropriate is this news relating to the improved – and revolutionary! – relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States, especially when taking a possible Biblical aspect into the equation!

[Also very timely was Dr Sharon Stone’s subsequent mentoring day in Windsor on Jesus making Himself known as King in this season and that we’re coming into areas of His rule and our own role in dominion and authority. She defines ‘king’ as “The king whose word is law and obeyed is one who rules”, and in referring to George III and to Bonaparte, said “Revolutions come when people don’t listen to law eg. 2016’s insurrection in the USA and what happened here and in us, turning us toward heaven’s rule”.  I’d already drafted the previous paragraph’s wording – so maybe her points act as confirmation?]

How can this news relate to the Bible, you may ask?

emmaus-group-tarshishDo you recall reading on this blog about a possible connection between ancient Tarshish and Britain, especially with our global community of nations, or ‘common-wealth’?  Of these our previous colonies in North America are some of the oldest.

Check A Biblical Basis for Brexit, courtesy of The Emmaus Group, for a lucid case for the British Isles as the western descendants, if not original location, of ancient Tarshish.

Their case is based upon these texts: Ezekiel 19:2-3, 38:13, Isaiah 2:16, 66:19, Psalm 72:10. The Invisible Hand also has Jonah 1:3 but adds Ezekiel 27:12-26, Isaiah 60:9, 1 Chron 9:21 (with 1 Kings 9:26-27) and Psalm 48:7.  (Verses shown bold are usually regarded as prophetic, especially pertaining to the ‘Gog-Magog’ war.)

Note that the period in question is about 3,000 years ago, centuries before Classical Greece and Rome became established and later became imperial superpowers across the Near East. At this time of the ‘Greek Dark Ages’, the enterprising, sea-faring port of Tyre and its Phoenician civilisation had spread across the Mediterranean.

My study bible offers a noteworthy point on the geographical location of Tarsish under prophetic Ezekiel’s ‘Lament for Tyre’ (chapter 27) which states, (v12) “Tarshish was your merchant…(13) Jaban, Tubal and Meshech were your traders…” So too were Togarmah, Dedan, Syria, Judah and theland of Israel, Damascus, Dan and Javan, Arabia and Kedar, Sheba and Raamah, Haran, Canneh, Eden…Assyria and Chilmad. The footnote reads:

27:12-24 The most complete and extensive list of trading communities found anywhere in scripture. The list moves geographically from the west to east and shows an accurate knowledge of the commercial activity of that day.

27:12 Tarshish is generally identified as a city or territory in the Western Mediterranean, perhaps Tartessus in Spain.

In the Royal Commonwealth Society’s plan to open a branch in New York, its director Michael Lake would welcome bringing the United States into the fold as an “associate member”. To quote the report:

‘The advantage of the Commonwealth, Mr Lake said, is that it operates less formally than governments, as a loose arrangement that is furthered by common values and culture.

“It works because companies find it easier and more congenial to work in Commonwealth countries,” he said…”The Queen is our patron and I see her from time to time, and she makes it clear to me that the Commonwealth is a priority to her…”.’

It would, he says, further Britain’s ties with America with whom we have a common lingual bond and develop new connections between us – AND, in my humble opinion, may bring about a fulfillment of Old Testament scripture!

In fact, it would enable the ‘Bridge over the Pond’ already carrying Godly spiritual ‘traffic’ to bear business and political ‘traffic lanes’ as well.

Soon, the ‘lioness’ may have her ‘young lions’ all ‘present and correct’ in preparation for the prophesied End-times.

‘Thin places’, a ‘quantum’ veil separating heaven and earth

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The ancient Celtic saints’ concept of sacred spots – where heaven touches earth – may have a scientific aspect as a ‘quantum’ veil says Phil Mason, author of Quantum Glory.

Our ‘current trilogy’ of another look at the meeting place of scripture and science now includes Phil’s article posted on his website on 11th September. In view of my recent reflections upon Greek meanings buried behind our English translations, I especially note his focus upon that too.

I didn’t include the post with other science-related posts at the time to avoid any possible intellectual indigestion. Even so, his seminal work had already been introduced in Does Extraterrestial Intelligence Exist? Part 1 & Part 2.

First, an intriguing definition of ‘non-locality’ (emphasis added):

‘Another of the remarkable features of the microscopic world prescribed by quantum theory is the idea of nonlocality, what Albert Einstein rather dismissively called “spooky actions at a distance” …‘Nonlocality describes the apparent ability of objects to instantaneously know about each other’s state, even when separated by large distances (potentially even billions of light years), almost as if the universe at large instantaneously arranges its particles in anticipation of future events….’ (The Physics of The Universe )

Now over to Phil Mason:

QUANTUM GLORY: THE VEIL BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

Faced with the triple realities of quantum non-locality, the existence of God and the supernatural intervention of God we can move forward to theorise the relationship between these three fundamental realities of our supernaturally crafted universe. As we explore this dimension of non-local quantum reality in greater depth I will propose that this invisible layer of quantum reality acts as some kind of interface between the presence and power of God (who exists in the spiritual realm) and the world of matter.

The non-local quantum world appears to be some kind of invisible, intermediate ‘buffer zone’ between spirit and matter. It would appear that the non-local quantum realm has been strategically crafted by God to be directly responsive to the influence and activity of the Spirit of God so that these non-local quantum realities are capable of ‘materialising’ into a localised spatial formation. Quantum realities are the building blocks of matter. This is now an established scientific fact!

I have been exploring the nature of the creation of the heavens and the earth through the lens of quantum non-locality and the wave-particle duality. But before I can get to that subject, we need to delve deeper into this phenomena of quantum non-locality. I am proposing the simple theory that this twilight zone of quantum non-locality is the interface between two worlds. This is by no means an outrageous speculation in the light of trends in the scientific community.

Even purely secular physicists such as Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking and many others have embraced an idea called the ‘Many Worlds Interpretation’ as a way of resolving the quantum paradox. Richard Feynman said, “I think we are forced to accept the Many Worlds Interpretation if quantum mechanics is true” (ref 1). Stephen Hawking is a big fan of this interpretation. In fact, in a poll of 72 leading cosmologists and quantum theorists 58% claimed to believe in the Many Worlds Interpretation (2). That is almost 6 out of 10!

This theory was developed by an American physicist called Hugh Everett. Everett argued that there is no such thing as the wave function collapse when it is measured by an observer. Instead the act of quantum measurement causes a splitting into two parallel universes: one in which the sub-atomic particle exists as a particle and the other in which it still exists as a non-collapsed wave. This theory has given rise to the science fiction popularisation of the concept ‘parallel universes.’ Scientists who have embraced the Many Worlds Interpretation have sought to explain the phenomena of the double-slit experiment as evidence that we live in a ‘Multiverse’ rather than a universe.

The Multiverse is a hypothetical set of possible universes that exist alongside one another in different dimensions, of which our physical universe is but one of a series of parallel worlds. I am not an advocate of the Many Worlds Interpretation because I believe in just two worlds: the world of spirit and the world of matter. But I wanted to make the point that the idea of parallel universes or merely the idea of another universe alongside our own is not an idea that is on the fringe of contemporary scientific thought. Many well-known scientists who have become popular authors subscribe to this view and actively promote it as a solution to the quantum paradox.

Jesus said, “My Kingdom is not of this world!” (3) The writer to the Hebrews indicates that Christ is the one through whom God “made the worlds” (4). Note that the term ‘worlds’ is plural not singular. We see this same term in a later chapter of Hebrews, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” (5).

There are two worlds revealed in the Bible. Jesus frequently talked about this world and the world above. He said to those who opposed Him, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world” (6). On another occasion He said, “I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father” (7). Clearly, Jesus revealed that there are two worlds. There is this material world and there is another world that is above and beyond this physical universe because it exists in another spiritual dimension.

‘THIN PLACES’

These two worlds are separated by a gossamer thin veil. They are continuously intersecting yet they are two entirely separate worlds. One is the world constituted by matter and the other is constituted by spirit. When Jesus walked upon the earth he displayed the supernatural powers of the world above which He identified as ‘heaven.’ Even when He was upon the earth He was still living in this other dimension called heaven. He said, “No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven” (8). The ‘Heavenly Man,’ Jesus Christ, displayed heaven on earth and revealed the kingdom of heaven everywhere He walked on earth. The gospels continually reveal His world breaking into our world.

The Bible talks about a ‘veil’ that separates heaven and earth. The book of Hebrews talks about entering “the Presence behind the veil” (9). Matthew, Mark and Luke all record that at the exact moment that Jesus died on the cross the veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom, prophetically symbolising that through the atonement of Christ the way had been made for humanity to pass “through the veil” (10) into this supernatural world called heaven. Elsewhere in the New Testament we encounter another interesting concept that appears to communicate a similar idea to the veil. Paul talked about a ‘mirror’ or a ‘looking glass.’ He said, “For now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face” (11).

Paul picked up this idea again in his second Epistle to the Corinthians where he deliberately dove-tailed the twin concepts of the ‘looking-glass’ and the ‘veil.’ He taught that whenever someone turns to Christ the veil is taken away (12). He then proceeded to teach that those who have turned to Christ are now able to peer through the looking glass into heaven in order to behold the glory of God. “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (13). The obvious suggestion is that God is on the other side of the veil. He is on the other side of the looking-glass, peering into this world. We are in this material world but through Christ we can now peer through the looking-glass into heaven.

Next Invisible Jigsaw Pieces: ‘Thin Places’, Open Heavens, New Season in Wales

References:

  1.  Feynman is quoted in Frank J. Tipler: ‘The Physics of Christianity.’ p.6
  2.  http://www.hedweb.com/manworld.htm#believes
  3.  John 18:36
  4.  Hebrews 1:2
  5.  Hebrews 11:3
  6.  John 8:23
  7.  John 16:28
  8.  John 3:13
  9.  Hebrews 6:19
  10.  Hebrews 10:20
  11. 1 Corinthians 13:12
  12. 2 Corinthians 3:16

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Prophets and Quantum Physicists

A thought-provoking comparison that perhaps hints at deep similarities between these apparent opposites. Agree 100% with Franco’s closing point.:

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"Thoughts and Visions" collage. The prophet's bubble from a painting by Edoardo Rodriguez Caldazo. “Thoughts and Visions” collage. The prophet’s bubble from a painting by Edoardo Rodriguez Caldazo.

Theoretical physicists and quantum physicists are some of the scientists who attempt to pull back the veil and peak into the unknowable. In the Old Testament, that was the role of prophets. What I’m calling the unknowable, could probably be better phrased. Unknowable is not a good word here. What might be a better way to say it is to say that these people, seated in our four-dimensional world, are attempting to peer into the fifth dimension and beyond using the limited tools we have at our disposal. It is clear to me that the creator, through the Holy Spirit, is constantly broadcasting truth, inspiration which some are able to capture with our imagination, mind, and spiritual gifting. Some are aware of this source outside of ourselves, while others believe they are themselves the source. And…

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Dimensions 1 – Heavenly Coordinates

Now and again along our journey we’ve mulled over the meaning of time and the likelihood of scripture and science meeting over the horizon. Here, Franco Guerri brings a clear, concise introduction to dimensions and relates them to the Bible. In particular, his insight on the Cross and infinity is most noteworthy (see reply to Tim Shey). If this is your cup of tea then you may like to read > Dimensions 2 – Randomness and Ignorance.

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Representation of the first four dimensions. (Wickipedia) Representation of the first four dimensions. (Wickipedia)

“In physics and mathematics, the dimension of a space or object is informally defined as the minimum number of coordinates needed to specify any point within it.”¹   It seems clear then, that God being infinite and eternal, or beyond time, would necessitate infinite “coordinates” to be defined.   By definition, in-finite, cannot be defined.   Hence He exists in infinite, un-limited dimensions.   Can we not say that the entire Bible is a document from beyond time and space attempting to give sufficient “coordinates” in order to reveal God Himself to a people trapped in only a few dimensions?

If our senses were limited to perceiving only a two-dimensional reality having only width and height, what would we understand of the three-dimensional world we coexist with?   Would a square express anything of what a cube is? When a sphere came through…

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British court suppresses freedom to speak freely from the Bible

‘For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart; and there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.’ (Hebrews 4:12-13 NKJV)

After noticing Tim Stanley’s remarks echo prophetical words on ‘changing winds’ I soon recalled the suppression of the right to preach in public from the Bible in Britain, contrary to PM May’s asserting people must be able to speak about their faith.

Moreover, this means all violent intimidation against speaking the truth in love is not only subject to police harassment but is also condoned in courts!!!

Small wonder I had that vision 10 feet in front of me of the rottenness of our society, but of its salvation through believers standing on The Rock that is Christ Jesus!

The full text of Mrs May’s short speech published by the Prime Minister’s Office may be read at Shrove Tuesday 2017 Reception: Prime Minister’s Speech. I particularly note her saying (in this unexpurgated extract, emphases mine):

“…I also believe it is right that we should celebrate the role of Christianity in our country. We have a very strong tradition in this country of religious tolerance and freedom of speech, and our Christian heritage is something we can all be proud of. We must continue to ensure that people feel able to speak about their faith, and that absolutely includes their faith in Christ.

“I also believe that Christianity has an important role to play in making Britain a country that works for everyone.

“Now, the Church will not always agree with everything that the government says – and the government will not always agree with the Church. But I think there are many areas where we can work together.

“One is in addressing the persecution of Christians and religious minorities around the world which has been mentioned to me by some at the reception here today. It is hard to comprehend that today people are still being attacked and murdered because of their Christianity. We must reaffirm our determination to stand up for the freedom of people of all religions to practice their beliefs in peace and safety. And I hope to take further measures as a government to support this.”

Mrs May, please ensure all biased constabulary, judiciary and parliamentarians will fully understand and promise to comply. I trust and pray that by “practice their beliefs in peace and safety” you actually mean and will apply that first for Christians IN BRITAIN – not just for other faiths (as with Islamic hate-preachers having been free to stir up terrorist attacks for years) or anywhere we don’t have authority and legal jurisdiction.

That is, it seems Christians should be protected by the law in our once Christian nation!

bristol-magistrates-courtsThe following from Avon & Somerset Constabulary conveys a possibly unwelcome attitude, as may be inferred from the preachers’ video, possibly used to record situations in event of false accusations, having been used against them by the prosecution. (Search to read in full, with Chief Inspector’s extra remarks):

‘Two street preachers who used offensive language during an event in Bristol city centre have been convicted of a religiously aggravated public order offence. The men were arrested in Broadmead on Wednesday July 6 2016 following complaints from members of the public. 

‘As a result of the police investigation, the Crown Prosecution Service authorised the men to be charged with a religiously aggravated public order offence, which falls under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.’  

In addition to Tim Stanley’s report, I read blogger Archbishop Cranmer’s As Theresa May Preaches Freedom to Proclaim Christ, Street Preachers Are Convicted of a Public Order Offence.

Fuller details appear in Street Preachers Convicted for Quoting Bible in ‘Modern-Day Heresy Trial by Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Legal Centre.

After hearing the prosecutor’s claim that quoting parts of the King James Bible in modern Britain should be considered “abusive” and “a criminal matter”, the solicitor representing the preachers described the hearing as,

“A modern-day heresy trial, dressed up under the Public Order Act”.

Watch the preacher’s video of the supposed ‘public disturbance’, police action and talks. Naturally, there’s scope for fuller assessment and we shouldn’t consider the preachers’ actions to have been perfect or entirely beyond reproach.

Preacher Michael Stockwell had a not surprisingly upset reaction to the totalitarian nature of the court and a perspicacious assessment of its deeper implications:

I am shocked that God’s message of love, is now considered hateful and dangerous. Today, speaking God’s truth seems to be a hate crime, according to some.

“There is a very disturbing pattern here. We declare Jesus’ message and critique rival beliefs such as Islam. Some people don’t like what we say, and threaten violence to silence us. Then, instead of defending free speech and protecting us, the police shut down free speech to avoid public disorder. And then a court convicts us of provoking disorder and risking violence!

“Something has gone badly wrong. This gives a green light to Islamists and other groups to silence speech that they don’t like, simply by threatening disorder or violence.”

ANDREA WILLIAMS RESPONDS TO THE RULING AGAINST FREE SPEECH

Andrea%20360“The Bible and its teachings are the foundation of our society and provided many of the freedoms and protections that we still enjoy today. So it is extraordinary that the prosecution, speaking on behalf of the state, could say that the Bible contains abusive words which, when spoken in public, constitute a criminal offence.

Today’s ruling, in effect, states that Bible is offensive and contains illegal speech which should not be shared in public. This is a very serious state of affairs and Mike and Michael are absolutely right to appeal the decision.

“‘Offence’ is a very subjective thing and is easily manipulated to shut down viewpoints that people simply don’t like. Any suggestion that there is a right not to be offended must be strongly resisted. In today’s democracy, we need the freedom to debate, challenge and disagree.

Mike and Michael were saying nothing that wouldn’t be heard at speakers’ corner in Hyde Park – presenting the claims of the Bible, answering the crowd’s questions and objections, and responding to abuse which was hurled at them. For a court to rule that this breaks the law is extraordinary.

Please help us as we support Mike and Michael in appealing this dangerous ruling.”

CLICK HERE 4 FULL STORY and support Christian Concern’s appeal against injustice.

Prayer-time

Perhaps its time to intercede for all who falsely judge to have a personal revelation of their day in the Highest Court where they must give an account, and realise that if they denied Jesus Christ, then He will deny them before the heavenly host.!

Lord, I ask that you apply your mercy and grace to all prosecuting persons and judges in that abomination, that they receive the same revelation of judgement in Your Holy Court as convicted me of my sinfulness, and penalty of dropping through the trap-door to Hell, upon having unexpectedly encountered your Son, Jesus Christ. AMEN.

Journalist notices rushing, mighty wind in politics; confirming prophecies

Exceptionally astonished over morning coffee!

Just after sitting down yesterday in a local farm-cafe for morning coffee Nina tore into the crossword (literally!) and I dived straight into the Telegraph broadsheet edition. As usual, I aim for the centre pages’ letters and op-eds. Interested in others’ opinions first, I may then glance at the narrow leader column.

I could not miss this headline to historian and leader writer Tim Stanley’s coverage of Tuesday’s reception for religious leaders at Downing Street (tap image for link).:

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FAR MORE astonishing, as at my underlining the copy, is this columnist’s confirmation of what some Christian prophetical voices have been declaring for some time about ‘changing winds’. He writes,

“…The age of political correctness is over, we agreed. A mighty wind is rushing over the political landscape“.

He opens, ‘How refreshing to hear a prime minister talk about their Christian faith, and sound like they mean it. Even I’ve been conditioned by political correctness to find it strange…

Theresa May said that people must be able “to speak about their faith and that absolutely includes their faith in Christ”…’ (emphasis added)

More on that in my next post, but in his article Tim refers to our godly history.

‘…the sweep of British history shows how Christianity has defined all of us, whether we acknowledge it or not. Christians banned slavery, eradicated child labour and established the welfare state. The language you use, the shape of your year, the ethics you live by – all are informed by the faith. Politicians struggling to find something to connect the nation in the Brexit era would do well to try the universal, timeless search for meaning through religion. …’

His closing call reminds me of the stunning open vision I had in 2004 of a rock (of Christ) that emerged like the Pennine chain out of the ripped fabric of society, one so rotten it’s like old, perishing sacking (as in my notes on Comments on the Collapse of Society).:

‘For far too long admitting that you are a Christian has been treated like a declaration of lunacy. Time to stop. Time for Christians to come out of the closet.’  (emphasis added)

Yes indeed it’s time we make a stand, because all it takes for evil to become endemic is for men and women of faith to huddle and hide away – but standing tall comes at a price, even in Britain!

Remember, however, the Lord has declared, “There is no longer any middle-ground”!

Later, I found email notification of the word Patsy Southway brought, The United Kingdom Has An Anchor, has a lead-section headed ‘March Winds’!  So the timing of Tim’s piece and its remark is far too coincidental – ‘God-incidental’ more likely!

Readers may recall other prophecies, especially in the past year, the main ones perhaps being:

The vital issue is whether or not we will see this prime minister stand on her word about freedom of speech, especially in view of what had happened on that day in a magistrates court not too far away!   This outrageous matter is the subject of the next post…

‘Cloud-rider’ Jesus Christ and Old Testament prophet Daniel

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Jesus in Clouds, courtesy PunjabiDharti.com

To follow last week’s visionary invitation to enter the doorway into Daniel 2:22, the first course of this fine ‘meal’ from Nelson Walters is appetising food for thought.:

The Gospels refer to and explain the Book of Daniel numerous times. The title Jesus chose for himself, ‘Son Of Man’, was one of those references. This is the first part of a 3 part series on Jesus and the Book of Daniel. When Jesus interpreted the law, he primarily used Deuteronomy. When he spoke…

Continue in > Jesus and the Book of Daniel – Part 1: The Gospel In The End Times

An invitation to enter the doorway of divine destiny

Espied this afternoon on Ignite Ireland Ministry’s Facebook .:

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‘He reveals the deep and secret things: He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells in Him!’ (Amplified Bible: inserted RB)

“AN INVITATION TO ENTER IN THROUGH THE DOORWAY OF DIVINE DESTINY”

‘Time to take hold of DANIEL 2:22’…!

GET READY, THIS MORNING WHILE WORSHIPING THE LORD, I WAS SUDDENLY CAUGHT UP IN THE SPIRIT WHERE I SAW A GREATER REALM WITH A DEEPER DIMENSION OF DIVINE REVELATION BEING OPENED UP TO THE BODY OF CHRIST. NOW I SAW THAT ONLY THOSE WHO ARE WAITING, PRESSING AND PURSUING HIS PRESENCE WILL RECEIVE ACCESS TO THIS PLACE OF SECRET AND DIVINE MYSTERIES, ONLY THE WILLING AND THE FULLY SURRENDERED WILL HAVE THEIR EYES, MINDS AND HEARTS FULLY ENLIGHTENED AND ILLUMINATED TO THIS NEW LEVEL OF HIDDEN TREASURES THAT HAVE BEEN CONCEALED AND PROTECTED UNTIL NOW, FOR THERE IS A NEW KINGDOM AGE BEING BIRTHED UPON THE EARTH.

THEN I SAW IN THE SPIRIT WHAT LOOKED LIKE A HEAVY GOLDEN DOOR THAT WAS BEING PROTECTED BY TWO MIGHTY ARCHANGELS OF THE LORD, THESE TWO MIGHTY BEINGS HELD A LARGE SWORD IN ONE HAND AND A SET OF KEYS IN THE OTHER HAND.

NOW AS I DREW CLOSER IN THIS ENCOUNTER I NOTICED THAT DEEPLY ENGRAVED UPON THE GOLDEN DOOR WERE THE NUMBERS (222), AS I PRESSED IN A LITTLE CLOSER SUDDENLY I HEARD THESE WORDS, “FEAR NOT, COME, DRAW NEARER TAKE THE KEYS AND ENTER IN FOR THIS IS THE DOORWAY OF DIVINE DESTINY”, SO I STEPPED A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE GOLDEN DOOR AND AS I APPROACHED THE DOORWAY THE ANGEL OF THE LORD HELD OUT TO ME THE KEYS THAT WERE IN HIS HAND, AS I TOOK HOLD OF THE KEYS SUDDENLY IT WAS QUICKENED TO BY THE WAY OF THE SPIRIT, (Daniel 2:22, which says, “He reveals deep and mysterious things and knows what lies hidden in darkness, though he is surrounded by light”).

Then suddenly the Encounter ended..!

FRIENDS THERE IS A INVITATION BEING RELEASED TO THE BODY OF CHRIST TO DRAW CLOSER, TO COME NEARER, TO PRESS IN DEEPER AND TO TAKE HOLD OF THE KEYS THAT ARE BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO US IN THIS HOUR THAT WE MAY BOLDLY ENTER IN THROUGH THE DOORWAY OF DIVINE DESTINY WHERE WE CAN ACCESS A GREATER MEASURE AND A DEEPER DIMENSION OF HEAVENLY REVELATION FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.

Veronica West, 23rd February 2017

Footnotes

  • Sense this is quite personal in view of my birthday being on 22nd and the word received from Isabel Allum on the ‘gift of Daniel’ (see Why Write/blog?)
  • Illustration detail from ‘Ladies of Gold’ by James Mahoney

 

Wheat and Tares

Re. the midnight vision of Veronica West, thankyou Tony for reminding me of the 2-day wheat and tares vision you had in 2012 and your poignant insight…

My Dreams and Visions

Matthew 13:24-25, 27-30 AMP

Another parable He set forth before them, saying, The
                kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.  But while he was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed also
                darnel (weeds resembling wheat) among the wheat, and went on his way.  And the servants of the owner came to him and said, Sir, did
                you not sow good seed in your field? Then how does it have darnel shoots in
                it?  He replied to them, An enemy has done this. The servants
                said to him, Then do you want us to go and weed them out?  But he said, No, lest in gathering the wild wheat (weeds
                resembling wheat), you root up the [true] wheat along with it.  Let them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest
                time I will say to the…

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Vision of a New Apostolic Reformation

With thanks to Yinka of The Gate, Reading and to UK Prophetic Words. The location of this vision is especially interesting in view of Lynne F’s 2001 vision of the Body of Christ in Britain arising like a sleeping giant, of which two intercessors reported similar impressions last year (comments to Prophetic Significance of PM Mays’ Speech in Philadelphia).:

YINKA OYEKAN: PROPHETIC VISION OF NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION

As I left Cornwall on Friday afternoon (10th Feb 17), I had a vision of a New Apostolic Reformation emerging across this United Kingdom. I saw Apostolic leaders walking arm in arm with and serving denominational leaders in humility.

In this emerging season the bride will be empowered as her leaders serve her and wash her feet. For her leaders now understand these revisited Ephesians 4 graces were never to create a platform for an individual, nor were they sent in previous generations to fracture the body or boost the ego of man but rather they have been given to mobilise a powerful bride where every saint ìs equipped and looks more like Christ.

One equipped saint will feed 1000 hungry souls, ten will feed a city. Father’s purpose and focus in a new apostolic reformation is not only to revitalise the priesthood of all believers where the extraordinary will become ordinary, but to ensure her pastors and leaders are supported and discover a new confidence. Empowered pastors will empower their flock.

I saw intercessors hovering over this move like Angels, their prayers ascending to Heaven providing an echo of his glory over the nation, a prayer covering of incense thick as a cloud. This cloud has been a faithful witness rising before the throne room. The prayers of the saints have covered these shores, and hidden Fathers purposes from the enemy; now Father having received her prayers is doing a new thing.

These intercessors will not be seen as an optional extra in church life but will be seen as central to Father’s purposes, they will walk arm in arm with this new apostolic reformation.

Father will bring extraordinary Ephesians 4 Ministries together into a new apostolic liberty, and this time they will flow as one, understanding and embracing each other, no longer fractured and isolated pastors, teachers, prophets, evangelists, but rather flowing as peers in one river.

Father is particularly determined to build up Church pastors who have felt isolated and will provide in this reformation a safe haven where they will be loved and supported, served and equipped within their denominations, and they find access to committed peer relationships outside and within.

Denominational leaders will embrace and support this new apostolic reformation as honour will flow in both directions. This reformation will have a new name, previously hidden by Father which he will reveal. All this is part of the latter rain.

Father has been shielding this new apostolic reformation from the eyes of the enemy but he will soon bring it to light. I see a new generation of leaders who serve and use their strength to build HIS kingdom and not theirs. There will be signs and wonders within the church and without, as this new wineskin emerges. It will form the basis of a new unity movement.

Note: for  more on Cornwall see Yinka’s Facebook entry 14th February.