Fulfilled Prophecies #39 & #40 – offence at Holy Spirit’s moving; from Mozambique to Mecca

The following word published as GPS#10 on 19 December 2017 is now republished because the situation it prophesies about has been repeated. Not only did that word confirm a vision received the same day 120 miles away, but also it spoke into a debate I’d been having in-depth over many days on a website purporting to cover prophecy!

In a Vision of Entrants to the Kingdom and Players in a Pigpen, Simon Braker of Leicester notes,

‘..It was at this point that I noticed there were other people in front of the door. Most of them ignored the Holy Spirit; others actually argued with Him when He directed them to a door to enter through. Still others were trying to climb up to the high doors but they would keep falling; each time they fell they became more and more bitter.

‘I then saw another group; they were shouting, ”You must only come through this door,” and not only did they try to force people through it, but they also tried to stop people going through the other doors the Holy Spirit was directing them to.

‘I could see that as a new door opened for a person it would sit upon the other open doors that person had, so each new door sat upon the others.

‘I then saw another group of people to the side of the door; they were all together rolling around in the mud in a pigpen. They were blind to their door for the mud covered their eyes; I could see many had been in the mud so long that they had begun to rot in the midst of it.

‘Upon the door I saw the words – THE REVELATION OF THE CHRIST AND HIS KINGDOM.’

That day in Kingston-upon-Thames, Brett Dewey writes in THOSE HOLDING ON TO OFFENCE WILL NOT ENTER INTO THE NEXT MOVE OF GOD’S SPIRIT:

‘During My time of fasting and praying in October (2017) I was given a dream. In my dream I was standing upon an old wall overlooking the ocean. I pointed out towards the ocean and began to prophesy:

“A WAVE IS COMING, A WAVE IS COMING!”

‘Next thing I could see, there was a huge wave which was rolling in from the back. The wave came in and went half way up the beach. An old lady was on the beach and the water came to her feet. Even though she had wellington boots on she didn’t like the water being on her feet and walked off the beach.

‘I was again on the wall and looked out to the sea and began to prophesy “A WAVE IS COMING, A WAVE IS COMING”. Straight away a huge wave came in from the back.

‘This time the wave came right up to the beach and completely covered it. There was, however, a divider between the waters and right over the back on the right hand side, some distance from the shore, were a small group of people playing in the surf and having fun on their surf boards, enjoying the wave.

‘I then looked and I was standing by a teal green fence and it was like I was holding onto a fence. A woman who was standing on an old wall a little higher than the fence started trying to prophesy to me, but when I looked into her eyes she was of another Spirit not the Holy Spirit – so I called fire on her and she disappeared out my dream.

‘I then heard the Spirit of God speak saying:

“Those that are holding on to offence will not be able to enter in to the next wave of My Spirit.”

‘Also the woman prophesying that wasn’t of God presented herself as a Prophet, but was a woman who was a Christian; in offence she had been prophesying out of a divination spirit – as those in offence open the door to function from that Spirit when allowing it in – WATCH FOR THIS!

‘I first took the dream personally as a warning for me not to enter into offence – but later while attending a connect group in our Church, I felt led to release it – shortly after for the next few weeks I had fun walking out this word as that Spirit of Offence came through different vessels trying to find access to my life and calling, but never prevailed.

‘November’s 2017 Fire conference on the Saturday – I again saw this Spirit of Offence. I began asking the Lord what this was and had I offended him in any way – I began repenting – The Lord said that there would be many who would be offended because of Him. I felt a peace and a witness that what He was going to do in the next wave of glory would be offensive to many – especially people that had no room for GOD’S sovereignty in their mindsets.

‘I was also was reminded about the old woman, whom I believe represented an old Church, in my dream above – perhaps one set in religion, or tradition passed down – she didn’t like what the Spirit did and didn’t want to be in the water, which depending on the colour, represents the Spirit. She was stuck in tradition and legalism and hadn’t grasped the concepts of GOD’S enormous grace and sovereignty.

‘I also believe the Lord encourages us not to be offended if other churches despise you or are offended, because you let God’s work be done and His Spirit manifest in all his Glory in the midst of your meetings. Hold fast to what is true. This is what the next wave will bring.

‘Also I want to include that recently after releasing a word in our Church – KingsGate, Kingston – about turning the page and not being stuck on a page in the book of our life – as God has started your story and there was more – turn the page and keep walking – after I went and laid down before the Lord as His Presence became more manifest, again I saw this Spirit of Offence come out of a dark place – this time it was pinging back and forward looking for a place to land on the Church – I felt this was a prayer point and also it was an assignment from the enemy to abort us from enjoying the next wave of God’s glory which he has planned to be released in our meetings at a very large proportion.

‘I should have bound it when I saw it, but I just waited to hear more from the Lord about it.

‘Last of all I will record the vision I saw in the December One Voice prayer meeting in our church. During worship I was focusing on the Lord and watching for His Spirit – I saw myself in what was the top floor of an office building. I was sitting in a chair looking up with my eyes closed but could see all that was in the room.

‘Suddenly the whole roof lifted up off the floor and there were just open heavens – I had the feeling the Lord was removing restrictions – possibly the restrictions of man – we have perhaps put limitations on God – He removed the roof: there was no limit now – all restrictions man-made or otherwise being removed in Jesus name…’

PERSONAL NOTES

In the original of this posting, I explain excitement in my spirit was not only because of what’s cited above, but also and more especially because the last part of Brett’s vision (about being in an office and seeing the heaven opened) relates directly to the dream of September 2011 wherein I watch and declare, “They’re setting up The Kingdom!”

That dream’s content amazingly coincided with what happened at the Revival Alliance meeting in Westminster, as reported in ‘Father Let Your Kingdom Come’. That ‘God-incidence’ propelled me into blogging within weeks.

If you read that email, please note the direct connection between the dream and what Bill Johnson had prophetically mused about that date being retrospectively regarded as the day when, from a Kingdom viewpoint, things started changing in Britain.

Consequently, I regarded both visions on 14th December 2017 as confirming the stance I’d taken disputing claims against modern moves of the Holy Spirit. I blogged on it when telling how EIGHT ‘God-incidents’ Validate Three Visions, just like pieces of an invisible jigsaw puzzle!!

In view of that and earlier intrusions from self-appointed heresy hunters I inserted a clarification in ‘An Introduction to Prophecy’, which is now a separate reference page Beware – A Word of Warning.
Fulfillment #39

Therefore, having that revelation in connection with Bill Johnson – and his associates in the Revival Alliance – as well as having attended dozens of their meetings, I disagree wholly with Prophecy TodayUK’s opinion about other followers of our Lord Jesus Christ at Wembley Day of Prayer for the UK on 29th January – and in later articles on their site!

In fact, the next day a visitor here left five critical messages on posts about Heidi Baker drawing attention to and questioning her association with Bill. Presumably that person has never met those whom they criticise?

Having quoted Dr Clifford Hill many times, and had pleasant, satisfactory dealings with their managing editor, I’m most disappointed in Prophecy Today UK’s continued, deep criticism of other non-perfect leaders. (Yes, I know there could be many improvements in their operations.)

I cannot recollect, however, anything prophetic or of the Holy Spirit being brought by the Reverend Doctor other than sound biblical teaching and application for our days. So I have to question whether or not he has the gift of prophecy? He does not function in the office of prophet and I do hope all their denigration of what Holy Spirit has been and is doing (eg. claiming it’s demonic kundalini spirit – from which I was delivered years ago!) hasn’t resulted in their committing the unforgivable sin!

According to the above word, those brethren are unwilling to recognise and will, therefore, be barred from entering into the next wave of Holy Spirit’s power and presence!

They’d be wise to avoid aiding and abetting the Accuser of the Brethren, thus giving succour to the enemy of our souls and hater of humanity.
Fulfillment #40

The first time I saw Heidi, the Lord gave me an open vision indicative of the anointing the Bakers carry. My email 8 years ago of Dutch Sheets speaking about A Third Great Awakening? recounts the details:

‘Dutch’s descriptions reminded me of a vision of holy fire sweeping up the eastern side of Africa from Mozambique (where Rolland and Heidi Baker have brought whole Muslim provinces to Jesus), up to Sudan and Egypt and then into the Arabian peninsula! Even so, the one who would usurp God’s throne will no doubt get stirred up. So we shall see…

‘[2012 Note: The vision came when I first saw Heidi addressing a conference in Toronto. Suddenly, it was as though I was in orbit over central Africa and saw tall flames leaping high into the atmosphere over the whole of Mozambique and which spread northwards. The Mediterranean coast sat on the curvature of the globe and I saw the flames go along it and across the Sinai peninsular (thus, into Arabia). Upon speaking to Rolland Baker a year or so later, he told me the vision is like that which their director Supresa Sithole had for Iris Ministries (in his early days with them).]

Therefore, we could say recent visits by evangelical leaders to Egypt, Jordan and the Middle-East, as well as President Trump’s personal envoys to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, are taking that fire into those Muslim nations. Not to forget on 14th anniversary of 9/11 a lightning bolt struck a significant building in Mecca! (Read all about it in Kingdom-related Events Since Lightning Strike on Mecca’s Grand Mosque.)

Personally and most importantly, I cannot forget the night Toronto’s John Arnott didn’t deliver his prepared message because, “I think the Lord wants to heal tonight!” Within minutes my dear wife, officially registered as ‘permanently disabled’, was fully enabled to leave her wheelchair behind -and got rid of other apparatus!!! (Testimony here)

Selah…

PS. Yet another God-incidence – and whilst writing! It’s very encouraging because I’d intended blogging on what I had over the weekend on Ireland and EU. But after having noted a friend’s brief comment on Wembley prayer day and then receiving an unhappy email from a Facebook contact, I was simply going to copy GPS#10 – but then found myself carried away!

NOW, this may be hard to believe, but it’s true, as God and my wife are my witness..:

In finishing writing above, I took a phone call for Nina as she was chatting to our friend in the lounge. ‘R’ wanted to ask my opinion on a disturbing book she’s got, but Nina didn’t want to interrupt me as it’s my full blogging day before starting our long weekend.

So she asked ‘R’ to phone later and talk about its author: ‘Clifford Hill’ – not knowing he’s the very subject I’m writing about !!

Thus I’ve got a clear, God-incidental confirmation now’s the time to blog about him.

Further Reading:

Decree & Declaration over Church & Government

We join and stand in agreement with Passion For The Nation’s publication this morning of the following (issued under heading ‘Government’, which I’ve extended as above):

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

“The remnant lifts up its voice with a joyful shout. From the west they praise the majesty of the Lord Yahweh, and in the east they give glory to the Lord God!” Isaiah 24:14

Lord, we declare in this season a new desire to praise and to worship will come upon Your people, that the sound of the Name of Jesus will arise, transforming atmospheres and touching lives.

We decree and declare in this season, the church will carry and model Your message of reconciliation and unity into our nation with power and sensitivity, that all communities divided through religion, culture, social status and political opinion will be healed in Jesus’ name. We decree, destructive past experiences will be replaced by new positive ones, that respect will replace hatred and love replace fear.

We declare in this nation, a new level of unity and “oneness” is being released, so in the Name of Jesus, we speak over the separation between the indigenous British church and the spiritual sons and daughters from other nations within the UK that the love of God will overcome every personal and cultural divide, that all giftings and callings will be honoured, welcomed and utilised.

We declare Apostolic and 5-fold ministries within the land, the leaders of streams, of spiritual houses and denominations will recognise the significance of the times, standing together and moving together as respect, honour and trust increase between them.

We declare a new spirit of love and co-operation will rest upon all generations to work together and we call forth the spiritual mothers and the spiritual fathers, in the Name of Jesus.

Now Lord, we thank You for all those You have positioned within our Parliamentary System for this time, irrespective of party allegiance. We speak Your strength, Your wisdom and Your mantle of authority upon them, that Your voice will be heard clearly sounding above and beyond every other voice.

We decree and declare over every secret discussion, debate and vote in these days, the boundaries, borders and sovereignty of this nation; judicial, legislative, physical, spiritual, political and economic will be marked out, established and concluded according to God-given Kingdom purpose and timing.

We declare the Cabinet, Government and Opposition parties, will work shoulder to shoulder, as God-given direction rises above party allegiance, political agendas and personal preference. We stand in Your grace and we declare a fresh alignment of the words and thoughts of our leaders with Your will, that Your plans for this nation will be established.

Footnotes:
  • Published with the kind permission of Suzanne Ferrett, Passion For The Nation
  • For the scriptural principles involved visit this site’s Decrees and Declarations.

Europe recognised as modern ‘Babylon’ – guess by whom!

A couple of comments submitted this week offer informative insights into the scriptural and contemporary recognition of the European Union as being akin to ancient Babylon, in addition to the EU Parliament in Strasbourg being built like the Tower of Babel. That brought by a Muslim refugee seeking entry into Europe is exceptionally striking:

Graham of Plymouth commented as follows on this blog’s Contact page:

‘Hi all
‘I am new to Richards Watch and have found it very interesting; confirming many things I have felt; and helping me to pray more specifically. I wanted to share something I feel the Lord shared with me. ….

‘Just after the referendum in 2016 I was chatting to the Lord.
I asked him why the result was 51.8% to leave. Why wasn’t it 52%?!
As I pondered this question I looked up a few chapter 51 verse 8s and this is what Jeremiah 51.8 says…

8 But suddenly, Babylon will fall
and be destroyed.
I, the LORD, told the foreigners
who lived there,
“Weep for the city!
Get medicine for its wounds;
perhaps they will heal.”

‘This seems to confirm what many are saying; that the EU is a type of Babylon; that it is sick and corrupt through and through and will fall before long.

‘Verse 9 continues…

9 The foreigners answered,
“We have already tried
to treat Babylon’s wounds,
but they would not heal.
Come on, let’s all go home
to our own countries.
Nothing is left in Babylonia;
everything is destroyed.”

‘On Richards Watch I have read contributors who say the EU can’t be saved or reformed and this seems to confirm this. I also found it interesting how “foreigners” discuss the situation and decide to go home to their own countries!

‘Confirmation if we needed it that the EU is in a mess and it’s time to leave!’

Graham kindly agreed to copy this observation onto the recent post on the exposure of The Spiritual Nature of Brexit vs EU Battle, as well as to the reference page featuring the EU’s Tower of Babel shown at the start of Significant Spiritual Signs.

About that last entry, Margaret now comments at Triple Synchronisation of ‘Jigsaw Pieces’ as follows (emphases mine):

‘I read Graham from Plymouth comment on Significant Spiritual Signs re tower babel last night. The night before I had watched a recording of Simon Reeve’s Middle East tour where he was with refugees hiding near a border in Morocco waiting to try and get into Europe via Spain. One of these was talking to Simon saying, “We need to get to Babylon” – I think Simon asked if he meant Iraq, but he said no – Europe. “You call Europe, Babylon?” “Yes” the refugee casually said, as if Simon should have known that all along!’

On behalf of us all, I thank you Graham and Margaret for such helpful contributions.

Now, what do ordinary Muslims know that Eurocrats, ordinary Europeans, politicians as well as many churchgoers here don’t?  Could that remark explain why Muslims were the religious grouping most in favour (69:31) of Britain staying in the EU (source)?

Is that Muslim’s opinion not a severe indictment upon our spiritual ignorance!

Another Isaiah verse and vision for UK: ‘shroud over Parliament’

We continue considering visions of Britain’s Parliament in turmoil with a third sent to me  yesterday.  First, let’s quickly refresh our memories (all emphases mine):

15th Jan (Brexit Must NOT Be Allowed To Fail) – ‘This is what I read today in the news concerning Brexit. “Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement was voted down 432-202, the largest defeat for a prime minister in the history of the House of Commons”  As I was reading this I saw a vision of grappling hooks being shot over from Europe to England to pull the country back into the E.U. Britain must be totally free from the E.U, or, I feel, that it will share in the judgement that is coming to Europe. Additionally I saw in this vision Theresa May standing at her podium looking out. As I saw her looking out I saw a very large snake slithering up and down the rows of the House of Commons. I feel in my spirit that this snake is fear and deception and I do believe that this has to do with the rise of the antichrist and an independent England would greatly hinder his plans…’

24th Jan (Biblical Precedent Relating to Britain’s Constitutional Crisis) – ‘Revisiting the words on ‘Spirit of Herod’ brought by Veronika West I prefaced them with an email from Rosemary: 

‘Catching up with your posts, I read about the picture of the snake in the houses of Parliament, and now know why I was given Isaiah 27:1 a day or two ago:

‘In that day the LORD with His severe sword, great and strong, will punish the Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan that twisted serpent; And He will slay the reptile that is in the sea.’

30th Jan – Rosemary emails ‘Another Isaiah Passage’:

“On this mountain I will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations…” (Isaiah 25:7)

‘I felt led to this passage and, after contemplating it, I had a dream of the shroud being like a huge piece of knitting; the knitting – which consisted of lots of pieces joined together – was not well-produced and was full of holes. Underneath were masses of writhing people who had their arms and legs stuck in the knitting; the more they struggled the worse it became. God of course, promises to destroy the shroud, and if he can lead his people out of Egypt after so many setbacks He can do the same for Great Britain IF we are praying, repenting, seeking his mercy.

‘This made me think of the Brexit schemes, so as with the previous Isaiah passage I wonder if this ties in with anything you have received.’

Watching only very few scenes of the recent mayhem in the House of Commons, Nina likens it to ‘hell on earth’, and so this from our friend in the south-west aptly describes the situation but promises a much better, blessed outcome for the United Kingdom.

Rosemary’s dream, however, reminded me of a picture accompanying Veronika West’s report of 29th January on ‘A Terrifying Dream’, wherein she perceived that denizens of hell can see heaven, but those of heaven cannot see into hell.

It is a deeply salutary reminder of the truth about hell – and of the dream wherein I learned I was about to be consigned there, but saved by Jesus himself. So, here’s Veronika’s account:  Continue reading

UK Situation Summary #2 – Suzanne Ferrett on this season of opportunity for Christians

Suzzanne Ferrett kindly permits me to republish this from Passion For The Nation. She posted it as an informal chat on the message she’s been teaching for the past couple of years.  Yet it’s timely in my own considerations of prophecy and politics arising out of a personal challenge to my referring in Cranmer to the Lord’s mind on Britain and the EU. Your attention is drawn to Suzanne’s outlining differences between Britain and Europe and to our laws in particular, further details of which may be found in two footnotes.: 

I thought with all the confusion and the noise of the challenges in our nation right now, It would be good for me to explain why I believe this is a season of huge opportunity for the Body of Christ.  Let me take a moment to explain why.

I am aware that even with the promises of God that we stand on the brink of huge revival, many are still struggling.

Background

My whole journey with praying and speaking into government, began with a number of revelations God gave me around 2015 and the beginning of 2016, when I moved with my husband to Windsor in Berkshire, not long before the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta.  At that time, with several other ministers, we called a Convocation to celebrate this document, which had never been overtly successful, yet had shaped our nation and the nations for 800 years.

During that time, God showed me how the roots of our nation, Government, justice system, democracy, institutions and way of life are based through the Magna Carta on Christian principles and foundations. The Magna Carta itself was not totally original, but drew on the Law Code of King Alfred, a Christian who is often called the first King of England, although that title should really go to his grandson.

At that time, as we looked backwards to celebrate the past, I felt the conviction of the Holy Spirit to look towards the future, and we released a decree about the rising up of a governmental army, who would through their prayers govern in the spiritual realm above natural government. At that time, I felt God said, what we “have seen in the past of Godliness in this nation is only a shadow of what is possible in the future as His people rise up and take their place.”

Around that time, I also felt there would be a void in government and that would be the time when the Ecclesia would arise!  (In my book Declarations to Change a Nation – published 2016)

About a month later, in July 2015 God spoke to me clearly in the words of a poem:

‘It’s the day of clash of Empires,
It’s the Day of the Clash of Sounds,
It’s the Day of the Clash of Spirits
as they seek to take the ground,
The no-man’s land of England will become a Battleground,
The forces are preparing, The swords are being ground,
I’m calling to my church now to listen to the sound.’

This speaks of a spiritual battle in the nation, which is affecting many areas of society, and right now is sitting very squarely on our Government.

It is very clear from the gospels, that Jesus was really concerned that the “yeast of the Pharisees, Sadducees and Herodians” did not infect His church. Those three groups, the religious, the wealthy and the political, have historically held the power in many nations, and the key word is power – which is so often, the DNA of the world systems.

What is God doing?

I believe God is shaking nations, because it is the beginning of a new era.  When things are stable, change is difficult, but great shaking has the capacity to bring great change, therefore as everything moves, there is room for the establishment of something new – which right now, for simplicity, I will call the Government of the Kingdom of God.

Resounding above all the noise is the Kingdom call. A day for the Kingdom to come in all its glory and fullness, embracing the call for salvation, but also bringing righteousness, mercy, truth and justice to the earth. The DNA of God’s Kingdom is very different from the world’s systems and kingdoms, and yes, it is a Spiritual Kingdom, but it will touch and affect every part of society.

Jesus gave the coming of the Kingdom huge priority: pray “Kingdom Come” and “Seek first the Kingdom of God.”

The danger is that as everything shifts and moves, and changes take place, voids open up, and there is confusion and fear. But if God’s people will see from His perspective and stand in the assurance of His covenant and His blessings, we are those who have the potential to fill those voids with everything from love and hope, to the righteousness and justice of the Kingdom. Otherwise, something else will fill those spaces.

I believe what we are seeing in the shaking around Brexit, is part of the shift God is seeking to bring. The roots of Europe are different from ours. Their spiritual heritage is different, more based on the Roman model and influenced by Enlightenment thinking, and they have a different view of democracy.

The nations which hold the same values as ours, from the freedom of choice and the value of life, to the value of the individual, are those whose heritage roots back to the UK and to our political system.

What’s Unique about our Democratic System

It is because of the early roots through the Magna Carta and back to King Alfred 200 years before it, that our democracy is founded on the truth that there is a Higher Authority – God the Judge, the Lawgiver and the King. It means there are absolute truths which underpin everything else.

This is the foundation which has made us the nation envied around the world; the freedoms we have enjoyed, the expectation of truth and honesty, the value put upon life and the freedom of religious belief and more. The nations which were part of, or influenced by the British Empire, for all its faults, can still be identified by a similar, if eroding value system and interestingly, are also the only nations which carry all these values.

Other democracies are different.  I remember being taught at school that Democracy of itself carries the seeds of its own destruction. Without the understanding of that Higher Authority, Parliament is at the whim of the current flavour and belief of the people.
I have had people say to me that democracy is not Biblical, God wants a theocracy. I agree, however, a theocracy still needs a system to deliver God’s government. If you look at the book of Genesis, Israel went into Egypt as a family, they came out as a nation, but a nation with no laws, and no understanding other than their experience as slaves in Egypt.

God took Israel aside, He gave them a leader and through that leader He gave them laws, instructions and principles, but He told them to choose for themselves those who would be the Judges of those laws – those who would interpret and apply that law. For the United Kingdom there is a linking of some of those concepts; the coming of the Kingdom –  righteousness, justice and mercy –  in our nation is  linked to the battle for our democracy and the Christian heritage contained within it, but I believe the primary goal, is the increase of His Kingdom government in our land. (Peace and goodwill to the people)

A Question

How do we view our present situation, if the nation and parliament no longer recognise or submit to a Higher Authority?

I stand in amazement of what God is doing at this time. Coinciding with Him shaking our nation, He is shaking the church, and that means you and I are being shaken. We stand at the end of 500 years of the reformation and restoration of the church, the Body of Christ, during which He has been restoring New Testament truths and values to His people. Even in the past few years, we have seen the Father’s Heart message, the call for the church to go beyond its walls, the inner healing movement, restoration of the five-fold ministries to name a few, and recently the understanding of the word Ekklesia.

What is God doing now?

God is raising a people who know their identity, who know they stand positioned in blessing despite the situations around them, who know God is with them, that they are both kings and priests, and who also recognise and carry His heart for the people around them, crying out for a revival which will transform lives and situations.

And, there is fresh revelation into the prayer movement to know how to legislate in alignment with heaven, through declaration and decree. In this way, through the power of His people praying according to His will, God takes His place as the true lawgiver in our land.

A Parliament of Christian MP’s will never replace the authority of God’s Ekklesia.

The reason it’s been such a confusing season is that the changes God has been bringing to the nation, the Church and His people are all coinciding.

Why? I believe, it is so that we can go out and be all He has called us to be, we can fulfil the unique call on the inside of us – filling those voids of hope and need all around us, but also through prayer and declaration, aligning our government with His will and purpose for this time – turning the nation back to Him and discovering a new national identity.

One thing about our nation is obvious, we are called to lead and influence others. As we fight for our land, we are really fighting for the nations.

An amazing season of opportunity for the Kingdom of God.

Suzanne Ferrett
January 2019

Further reading:

UK Situation Summary #1 – Neil Mackereth on Brexit Withdrawal

Further to writing about ‘Divine Designs‘ behind Britain’s leaving the European Union, and my exposure of the EU’s attempt to entrap the UK by conniving, devious politicians, Neil Mackereth offers this brief summary of the state-of-play and recommends a course of action for Christians:

BREXIT: WHEN IS A WITHDRAWAL NOT A WITHDRAWAL?

WHEN SOME HALF-WAY HOUSE AGREEMENT RESULTS IN THE UK KEEPING MOST OF THE DRAWBACKS AND LOSING MOST OF THE ADVANTAGES.

The outcome of the “peoples’ vote” referendum which asked: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” (not much scope for confusion there) was 52% leave to 48% stay (not much scope for confusion there either).

However, the British intelligentsia (in their view, not mine) or, more accurately, the majority of those who are in, or who influence, the “Westminster Bubble”, think “the people” are wrong and, furthermore, not qualified (competent, wise, intelligent enough …) to make such decisions. Once in “the bubble”, the elected ones and their advisers seem to become detached from the democratic process (even though it got most of them there!).

The main aim of one faction, since the Referendum, seems to be to frighten, confuse, undermine, condemn and generally grind down the electorate that a second referendum will be welcomed. The expectation of this elite group is that their view of common sense will then prevail.

It is interesting to note that it was the ordinary public who vetoed our application to join the Euro 15 years ago, and who were more recently not deterred by the alarming stories of immediate post-referendum recession, that we heard from [Messrs; messers! RB] Cameron, Osborne, Carney and others. In fact, every step of the way the protestations of doom and despair, and the forecasts from the insiders and pundits, have been proved wrong.

Why are we still listening? In one sense the outcome of a second referendum, if it were to be called, cannot be judged; in another sense it can: it would undoubtably cause further division in our very fractured society.

Clever EU negotiators have run rings round us and inveigled many of our politicians into believing that we must strive for an agreement that is not worth having. The waters are so muddied that we cannot see that it is they who are on the back foot.

Insisting on “a deal” is a snare to keep us in the EU. By continually emphasising that an agreement is essential we have, in effect, transferred our advantage (bargaining power) to the unelected EU bureaucrats. Mention the clean-break option and, my goodness, see how that motivates the doomsayers! In trade terms, the EU’s share of the world economy is approx. 15%. The EU’s share has been falling for several years while the rest of the world has been growing [itals RB]. Obviously, sensible trading arrangements, as agreed between any nations and economic groupings, are in everybody’s interest. However, the UK is stronger, more adaptable, better connected internationally and in many ways more innovative than most of the EU. We continually play from our weaknesses instead of our strengths!

Our Nation lacks a clearly defined Global Strategy, on which all else should hinge. Harking back to military strategy, we are undoubtably suffering the “fog of war”. When faced with an outpouring of propaganda, plus incomplete, dubious and erroneous information, poor intelligence and no clear common goals, what happens? High levels of fear, doubt and hysteria are engendered. That is when rapid and unambiguous decision-making is required from an alert, competent and innovative leader.

So, we have a perfect impasse where no single “way-forward” suggestion commands a majority and the only motions that are carried are those that block progress.

However, as explained in an earlier paper, I see God’s hand on the steps that have brought us to this point. Like the Israelites during the Exodus, we are prone to forgetting the amazing things God has done over recent years, and over many centuries, in our nation. We are not forgotten: God’s plans will be fulfilled.

What should we do? For many years I have attended seminars about, heard sermons on and lightly accepted the principle of 2 Chronicles 7:14:

“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  (my emphasis)

I believe that this scripture is reaching the pinnacle of its significance for our nation. It is not the heathens, the atheists, the Muslims, the Hindus, the Buddhists, the secular MPs or humanists who are encouraged to pray; it is us, God-fearing committed Christians.

The Lord God Almighty is shaking, sifting and precipitating the circumstances that will awaken the Nation and the Church. I am convinced that this political log-jam is part of the process that will lead to the greatest revival ever witnessed (the final harvest). As R.T. Kendall explains in ‘Prepare Your HEART for the MIDNIGHT CRY’, there are three groups in the church: wise and foolish virgins, all asleep, and the watchers (who must be awake, by definition) who give the cry that heralds the arrival of the Bridegroom.

Soon everything will change: are you awake and ready?

Neil Mackereth, 28th January 2019

Further reading:
  • Prophetic, Historic Days: Part 1 introduces Neil, author of SIGNS.
  • 40 Things (or more) Wrong With May-EU’s Withdrawal Agreement
  • Robert Toombs, author of ‘The English and Their History’ writes in Saturday’s Commentary, In their pursuit of power MPs undermine the Parliament they claim to stand up for (emphases added):

    ‘…What makes the present attempted power-grab shameless is that it is being used not to enact but to thwart legal popular votes – votes which are the only thing that lend parliament its share of sovereignty. Those behind this intrigue then plan to hand over the sovereignty they loudly demand to another institution: the European Union, whose laws would override those of our no-longer-sovereign parliament. Some even have the nerve to claim that they want to give the people “the final say” – having refused to accept the previous final say which they promised to respect. Who are they to decide what is final?

    ‘What on earth do these people – Bercow, Cooper, Grieve, Soubry, Rudd, Cable, Letwin et al – think they are doing? Do they really think that blocking Brexit by some unconstitutional manoeuvre will end the matter? Can they really believe that people will just roll over and acquiesce? Do they not realise that they are stoking up a crisis far worse than anything that could follow from Brexit?

A Special Declaration over Parliament

Click/tap image for link to Passion For The Nation

DECLARATION FOR PARLIAMENT – 29th January 2019

“O land, land, land hear the word of the Lord”  Jeremiah 22:2

We thank You Lord for the rich spiritual heritage of this nation, for the gift and call upon this land and we declare the Name of Jesus will be exalted, the sovereign purpose for the UK fulfilled and the Kingdom of God come in all its variety and fullness.

On this significant day, we declare righteousness will exalt you, and we speak righteousness into every negotiation, discussion and vote taking place.

As when Moses’ arms were lifted up Your purposes prevailed, we speak strength to Your people, that Your love, hope and vision will sustain them. In the Name of Jesus, we decree and declare over the completeness of our connections to Europe, that which You would disconnect will be disconnected and that which You would connect will be connected.

We speak to the very fabric, foundation, DNA and godly mandate of the United Kingdom, and we call you forth in the Name of Jesus.

Now, we stand as the Ecclesia in this nation, and we decree and declare: the United Kingdom will  rise up and lead the nations once more, releasing not a vision tainted by man’s desire for power, but the heart of the Kingdom, in purity and in love.

[Published with the kind permission of Suzanne Ferrett, Passion For The Nation]

RB: for the principles of making decrees and declarations read Mentoring Day Part 2.

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Eve-of-Prayer for UK prophetic word and dream – #1

I’m aware of two pertinent prophetic items received Friday evening and overnight early Saturday morning relating to current events in our Nation.

First, the following private word of prophecy published on UK Prophetic Words came on the evening before Saturday’s Day of Prayer for Britain in Wembley stadium. Note that there’s no official connection between the event or its organisers and the following word – other than the prophetic timing. I’m grateful to Geoff Pick for permission to republish.:

PROPHECY FOR THE UK – one day before the National Day of Prayer

I am stirring up the fire of heaven in you
The rain of my spirit drenches my people
I stir you to boldness
I call you to break out of the timidity of caution
I tell you my warriors do not fear what others fear
Do not let the enemy bind you in false humility
Know that the greatness of the King of Kings
flows from you my Royal warriors.

Do not fear the heat of battle
It is MY war and I am the conquering King
As My life is expressed through you
You are the giant killers in the land
Let every mountain move
As the trumpet shofar is sounded
Hear the sound echoing in the valleys.

There is no place to hide
Forces of darkness melt away
Be gone … enemies of the cross.

On the day of His Kingdom
His own stand up
And cry out His Great Name
The People of the King arise
and take their governmental seats
in heavenly realms with Christ
Our saviour in our land, be known.

Geoff Pick – 25 January 2019

Paul Keith Davis: attaining to The Age To Come

Further to the recent posts about our preparation as the Bride of Christ to rule in His Millennial reign over all nations upon earth, Paul Keith Davis’ latest video on modelling ‘The Age To Come’ is well worth studious attention:

In view of the prophetic command he’d given (herein), and others’ expectation of whom I’m aware, his early remarks on how that Age may be achieved is especially noteworthy.

The depth of Paul Keith’s expertise in post-Reformation, especially 20th Century, Church history aids his thesis – or prophetical insight – on the new, radical move of the Holy Spirit that’s prophesied by many, as in several recent posts herein relating to the vision Smith-Wigglesworth had of His moving across our land. PK says the Lord has given a measure of clarity on what The Age To Come will look like, maybe even in the next decade or so.

About a year ago, the Lord told him many of us have been arriving at, and are already making, decisions that will dictate the course of our lives until that Age’s appearance. Also, PK has previously referred to 20th Century leaders whom the Lord has used as forerunners to demonstrate what this Age will be like.

He refers to the Lord having brought changes to His Church through the Reformation and subsequent moves and outpourings His Spirit through theologians and evangelists, and the major breakthrough within Pentecostal churches. These brought an improved understanding of the scriptures with fresh, deeper revelations.

He believes there is yet one more major outpouring to come very soon that will bring a fuller Reformation as the Lord builds His people into the full manifestation of His Bride to rule with Him upon His return to reign for one thousand years.

This new Reformation will be the revelation of mysteries and revelations within the Heart of God and fulfillment of 1 Corinthians 2:9.

Very exciting teaching, so set aside 22 minutes to listen and contemplate, especially one of the most striking promises made to disciples at Luke 20:34-36 about being kept alive and found worthy to attain and taste the powers of the Age to Come (Hebrews 6:1-6). Paul Keith brings essential teaching to prepare us for serving the Lord in the coming days:

‘Plumbline’ prophets to arise bringing fiery sword in their mouths

 

There’s only one place where I’ve previously heard the following remark Veronika West made. I’ve often heard Bible teacher Paul Keith Davis insist that prophetic visions and words must be measured against the ‘plumb-line’ of scripture, the Holy Bible. And now, here’s what our sister in Northern Ireland reported a week ago today:

“PLUMBLINE PROPHETS WILL ARISE IN THIS SEASON WITH A FIERY SWORD IN THEIR MOUTHS; A SWIFT AND SEVERE WORD OF JUDGEMENT WILL BRING FORTH RADICAL REALIGNMENT AND DIVINE REFORMATION”..!

ALL DAY I have heard the Spirit of God say,

“WATCH AND TAKE HEED! AS MY PLUMBLINE PROPHETS BEGIN TO ARISE IN THE MIDST YOU AND THEY SHALL ANNOUNCE A WORD OF SWIFT AND SEVERE JUDGEMENT THAT IS TO COME TO MY HOUSE, LISTEN AND PAY ATTENTION! FOR MY PLUMBLINE PROPHETS WILL CARRY A FIERY SWORD IN THEIR MOUTHS AND THEY SHALL UPROOT AND TEAR DOWN, DESTROY AND OVERTHROW, THEY SHALL BUILD AND PLANT, FOR THIS IS THE HOUR AND THE SEASON FOR RADICAL REALIGNMENT AND DIVINE REFORMATION IN MY HOUSE,” says the Spirit of God.

Veronika West, 17th January 2019

In gratitude to unknown artist of this splendid work

Biblical precedent relating to Britain’s constitutional crisis

Some believe they heard the Lord likening Britain’s leaving the European Union to His dealings with ancient Egypt and the extraction of the Hebrew descendants of Jacob, aka ‘Israel’, from bondage therein.

Following urgent reposting of the ‘Fox in the hen-house’ prophetic words Veronika West had in June about a betrayal of Britain by a ‘spirit of Herod’, contributions from a couple of readers added more depth and so I’m collating all material into this posting for all to read.

This puts current events of our constitutional crisis into a more historical and Biblical perspective – and speaks formidably against those individuals who’ve fallen under that unclean spirit’s spell. I believe they’re unwittingly in a most invidious position.

Moreover, early this afternoon one of our friends in south-west England writes:

‘Catching up with your posts, I read about the picture of the snake in the houses of Parliament, and now know why I was given Isaiah 27: 1 a day or two ago:

‘In that day the LORD with His severe sword, great and strong, will punish the Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan that twisted serpent; And He will slay the reptile that is in the sea.’

My Bible has this pencil marginalia, ‘ie. it twists and perverts’.  Also, I recall that ‘sea’ has a prophetical symbolism signifying ‘people’, or gathered masses, as their movement resembles waves of the sea.

SPIRIT OF HEROD

Veronika’s references to ‘fox’ were confirmed within days as relating to the actions of Dominic Grieve MP, but we need to realise her reference is symbolical. That is, it’s not him alone, because many MPs, even Cabinet Ministers, have been influenced by that spirit of Herod and come under its sway. Journalists call it ‘Project Fear’!

First, we look at only the specific words about that spirit and her explanation, emphases mine:

‘I hear the Spirit say, “Watch and Pray! The spirit of fear and intimidation is causing many to become spiritually paralysed. Fear not! For My Perfect Love now drives out all fear! My Kingdom is advancing….”

(Posted on June 10, 2018)…“A Spiritual Trooping of the Colours, the (Fox) Spirit of Herod over the Nation and a Divine Convergence Taking Place.”…As I looked at the fox in amazement, immediately I felt the anointing become so heavy and tangible, and then I heard the Spirit speak again to me saying, “Daughter look and see, for the spirit of Herod seeks to destroy and annihilate the Vision and Destiny of this Nation.  WATCH AND PRAY! For this cunning, crafty and treacherous spirit is now operating over the Government and the Church in this Nation!”

‘…I was praying in tongues, the Holy Spirit quickened to me Luke 13:31-32“And Jesus said to them, “Go tell that fox, ‘Look, I’m driving out demons and performing healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will complete my work.“  As I read that verse, I inquired again from the Holy Spirit what He was showing me and He revealed to me that the ‘Fox’ was prophetically symbolic of the spirit of Herod that is now operating over the Nation.

‘The spirit of Herod comes with the purpose and goal of total destruction and annihilation, this cunning and dangerous spirit comes at a time when a people, Nation or individual is about to reach full maturity, growth, purpose and Destiny.

‘The spirit of Herod hates anything good or godly, this treacherous spirit seeks only to kill and destroy destinies that are on the verge of blooming.

‘As I continued praying I began to see a powerful prophetic parallel unfolding before concerning the Nation and BREXIT.  I clearly began to see how this same spirit of Herod which came against the Destiny of Jesus, John the Baptist, Elijah (operating through Jezebel), Moses and Joseph is now operating over our Government and over the Church in the Nation.

‘This spirit of Herod is warring against the people of God in this Nation, and this Treacherous Spirit is contending for the Birthright and Destiny of Great Britain. This spirit of Herod is a GREAT THREAT TO THE Nation AT THIS TIME!

‘…Then the Spirit of Revelation showed me a coming together of mantles over the Nation…I kept hearing the words, “A divine convergence is now taking place in this Nation to combat the powers of the spirit of Herod that is over the Government and the Church.”

‘The Spirit then showed me again the Mantles of Moses, Elijah, Joseph and John the Baptist and how these mantles (Anointings) will now begin to emerge or converge in the days ahead.

‘As I continued to inquire of the LORD the Holy Spirit then lead me to the Book of Nehemiah 4…read how just as Nehemiah and his people began the work of rebuilding the wall, the spirit of Herod showed up in all his glory, threatening to destroy and dismantle the wall from being restored.  BUT!! Nehemiah being as bold and courageous as a lion he stood his ground against the spirit of Herod…was not going to be intimidated or threatened by the spirit of Herod.

‘…I heard the Spirit say, “The fox is moving in the Houses of Parliament.”  Then He likened to me the Houses of Parliament as a HEN HOUSE, and He said “Just as a Fox comes to the hen-house under the cover of darkness to scatter, to steal, to kill and to destroy, so the fox has come to the Houses of Parliament in this Nation.”  The fox is moving subtly and stealthily. He is cunning, crafty and treacherous not to be underestimated.

‘But then I saw the mighty one, the Lion of Judah enter the the hen house and He began to roar and the fox fled in great fear and never returned.’

SCRIPTURAL BACKGROUND

(Sue Prosser) Such a blessing and a real help to praying in the Spirit for this nation. After listening to Veronika West’s video from last June regarding the spirit of Herod and the fox I looked up the name Herod in a Hebrew dictionary. This is what I read:
חרד: The root-verb חרד (harad) primarily means to shake and secondarily to tremble with fear or to be “anxiously careful” as BDB Theological Dictionary puts it. It’s used to describe a mountain trembling (Exodus 19:18), being startled out of sleep (Ruth 3:8), trembling indignantly (Genesis 27:33), to come or go anxiously careful (2 Kings 4:13), or scare or terrify people into submission (Judges 8:12, Job 11:19, Jeremiah 30:10). The last two applications I found particularly interesting since in Parliament there are those who are seeking to terrify us into submission (ie the foxes) and also those who are being anxiously careful, not willing to take the risk of a clean split (the hens).

(R.J Dawson) Even though the following passage I include here was written years ago it dovetails with Veronika’s prophecy and describes the evil spirit she speaks of very well. There is much in this small description that can be applied to today’s current events and world scene. I have included the link to the entire article if any of your readers may want to delve deeper into the history of the Herod family and the impact it had on the world of our Lord’s time:HEROD (from the ISBE:)her’-ud: The name Herod (Grk: Herodes) is a familiar one in the history of the Jews and of the early Christian church. The name itself signifies “heroic,” a name not wholly applicable to the family, which was characterized by craft and knavery rather than by heroism. The fortunes of the Herodian family are inseparably connected with the last flickerings of the flame of Judaism, as a national power, before it was forever extinguished in the great Jewish war of rebellion, 70 AD.The history of the Herodian family is not lacking in elements of greatness, but whatever these elements were and in whomsoever found, they were in every ease dimmed by the insufferable egotism which disfigured the family, root and branch. Some of the Herodian princes were undeniably talented; but these talents, wrongly used, left no marks for the good of the people of Israel. Of nearly all the kings of the house of Herod it may truly be said that at their death “they went without being desired,” unmissed, unmourned. The entire family history is one of incessant brawls, suspicion, intrigue amid shocking immorality. In the baleful and waning light of the rule of the Herodians, Christ lived and died, and under it the foundations of the Christian church were laid.

I responded on Tuesday to R.J that the emboldened sentence, “connects deeply into what’s happening here and that there may well be a need for the people’s open revolt to remove all anti-democrats from power! The last time it happened under Cromwell saw a growing Biblical spirituality – so maybe we’re beginning to see the pieces of today’s jigsaw puzzle falling into place?”

(R.J Dawson) This keeps going deeper, Richard. I have been listening to Veronika in the above video as I also follow these leads. What she says about the Herod spirit is serious. Like other particular evil spirits, she says it attempts to keep something the Lord is about to birth forth from coming forth and will try to kill it before it happens, as did Herod the Great with the Lord’s birth. The Herod family continued to stay interwoven with what was left of the nation of Israel in the first centuries BC and AD and undoubtedly had a hand in its fall. The Lord told them what would happen if they did not repent. But the leaders of the Jews, both civil and religious, had essentially married themselves to the Herods and the Sadducees were well-connected politically and monetarily with Rome. These leaders, despite what so many of the Jewish people actually wanted, insisted on these evil political and monetary ties and rejected the Lord. I could say a lot more but this is beyond a book length subject. Suffice it to say that the apostle Paul also warned and then prophesied exactly what would happen, though in a veiled way, in his letters.It appears the same warning continues to go forth in this current context in that the Herod spirit shows up toward the end, to either defeat the good will of God coming forth as a new movement or Great Awakening, or be defeated. There is no in-between. The forces of evil are desperate, as I have relayed in my current post [re SCoTUS: Epic Battle Brewing], and are resorting to any means whatsoever to protect their interests and stave off defeat.

These typological details confirm the spiritual as well as political nature of today’s Battle For Britain and indicate its outcome will be to God’s Glory alone – Maranatha!

[Houses of Parliament photo courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

All-consuming Fire of God and the Wheat & Tares (GPS #28.3)

And so the Global Prophecy Signals continue with this triple cluster…

In yesterday’s God-incidental re-blogging of Love Not The World (a dream of churches and people being swallowed up) my fellow blogger R.J Dawson noted its similarity to his post of three years ago in Real Christianity – The Great Awakening and thought my readers would appreciate its content. Well I certainly do…so thank you very much RJ.

Having time only for a quick glance I decided to read it when back at my desk for today’s full blogging day. Rather than re-blog, it’s now copied below for ease of reading – preceded by a couple of other pieces of this ‘invisible jigsaw’.

And exactly as happened 2 x 12 days ago (see New Year’s Day reflective trilogy) , our morning reading from Sanctuary – Moments In His Presence based on Moses at the ‘burning’ bush and hearing from the Lord God, this topic was reinforced by subsequent material – and thus once more confirming the validity of each message.

Next, when at my desk and opening up email’s in-tray here’s what I found from Glasgow Prophetic Centre:

Lionbites: CHANGED BY ALL-CONSUMING FIRE

God has heard your desire to be a ‘world changer’. This is His desire for you too, but you must allow Him to change you first. And He says to you, “I came to set the world on fire by igniting your heart with my all-consuming fire.

“Will you meet with me and allow me to consume all of you? Don’t keep any part of yourself from me. Let my love come in and burn up the things that have held you back. Don’t hide or try cover up these things, but surrender them to me and allow me to burn you with my love. Let me ignite your heart with a passion that burns for me. For this world truly needs fiery ones who know the purity and passion of my love. Go and burn for me, and as you do, you will truly be one who changes your community, your nation, and your world.”

Luke 12:49 (TPT) – I have come to set the earth on fire. And how I long for every heart to be already ablaze with this fiery passion for God!

Hebrews 12:28-29 (TPT) – Since we are receiving our rights to an unshakeable kingdom we should be extremely thankful and offer God the purest worship that delights his heart as we lay down our lives in absolute surrender, filled with awe. For our God is a holy, devouring fire!

Last, but not least, with kind permission here’s R.J’s splendid offering:

PURIFICATION BY FIRE – Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

 “His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” [Matthew 3:12]

The grain kernel of wheat is composed of two parts: The inner part that we eat and the inedible outer hull. The inedible part must be separated from the edible part. There are two ways to remove the outer hull: Threshing and Winnowing.

THRESHING

Threshing was used on grains in which the hull was attached tightly to the grain kernel. In the days of our Lord, such covered grains were either soaked in water, or were lightly milled or even pounded upon to loosen the hull in order to remove it. The latter processes often damaged the edible grain.

WINNOWING

However, when dealing with grains in which the hull was relatively loose and light, little or no threshing was required. A winnowing fork was used instead to cast the grain into the air allowing the wind to separate the inedible hulls from the edible grain kernels. The light, papery hulls would float or fly away in the wind while the edible grain fell to the ground to be collected. These light separated inedible hulls are called chaff, a word derived from Middle English.

In both of these methods the unfit for consumption outer hull had to be removed from the grain kernel. Once removed the hull residue (chaff) was burned.

Keep in mind what the Lord Jesus had to go through as the new seed of all creation. He was baptized by John as our example though it was personally unnecessary. And though He had no hard outer hull He underwent the extreme process of hull removal on our behalf.

Both John the Immerser and the Lord Jesus used the rich imagery of hull removal in their preaching as illustrative of the process of salvation. The otherwise soft, warm, and loving human heart, characterized perfectly by the happy innocent hearts of young children, becomes hardened by a life of sin and rebellion against God. In time a hard outer shell forms over the human heart and creates an entirely different human nature from the original.

HEART CIRCUMCISION

This requires what the Lord refers to as heart circumcision:

“So circumcise your heart, and stiffen your neck no longer.” [Deuteronomy 10:16]

“Circumcise yourselves to the LORD and remove the foreskins of your heart, men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, or else My wrath will go forth like fire and burn with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds.” [Jeremiah 4:4]

Since human will and free choice must be involved in the process of salvation, the outer hulls of our hearts can only be removed by voluntarily submitting to the process of spiritual threshing or winnowing. For those with very hard hulls the process will be more difficult. For those with lighter papery hulls removal will be less difficult. But in either case, since all have sinned regardless of degree, ALL hearts MUST be circumcised or salvation is not possible. EVERYONE MUST undergo a new birth.

We can see by the very clear illustration of heart circumcision (circle cut) that salvation and new birth (being born again) is actually a reverting back or returning to one’s original created condition. Though real Christians will still have to battle their old nature in this world after undergoing a new birth and receiving real salvation, the new nature takes over and regains authority over the old sin nature.

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! [2Corinthians 5:17 NRSV]

He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. [John 1:11-13]

“You must be born again.” [John 3:7]

 Submitting to heart circumcision is not an easy choice but obviously the best choice anyone could ever possibly make. If we have a hard outer shell on our heart, it is not so fun to subject ourselves to light milling or necessary pounding to remove it. It is also not so fun to be thrown up in the air with a winnowing fork so our old nature can become dust in the wind.

Keep in mind that John the Immerser was sent to soak the nation of Israel in water to loosen its national hull and thereby gain a softening of its national heart prior to the Lord’s ministry. The goal was threefold:

  1. Making the national heart receptive to the Lord
  2. Gaining national repentance—a wholesale turning away from sin and rebellion against God—and
  3. Undergoing a national heart circumcision.

The nation of Israel would thus be divided based on its response to John’s ministry and later the Lord’s. The first camp would include all those who honored John’s and the Lord’s ministry and complied. The second camp would be composed of all those who did not.

The Lord referred to the first camp as being composed of sheep, wheat, and good trees with good fruit—“the blessed of My Father”.

He referred to the second camp as made up of goats, chaff, tares, and bad trees with bad fruit—“accursed ones”.

For all those who refuse the great opportunity of salvation and being included in those returning to the Lord’s original sinless creation, however, something must be done with them.

If it was grain kernels with very hard and stuck fast outer hulls that refused the proper treatment toward removal, such grain would be no good for anything and would certainly not be edible. But even if it was grain with light papery hulls, if winnowing was refused it also would remain inedible.

The only thing to be done with such bad grain that still contained an otherwise edible kernel was throw it in the pile of the inedible chaff that was removed from the good grain.

This is what John meant when he said the following:

“His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” [Matthew 3:12]

In order for the Lord to continue the process of new creation, the following verses illustrate more examples of allegorical entities which must be eliminated through the ultimate means of purification—Fire:

“Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” [Matthew 3:10]

“The tares are gathered up and burned with fire.” [Matthew 13:40]

“The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will throw them into the furnace of fire.” [Matthew 13:41-42]

“The angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will throw them into the furnace of fire.” [Matthew 13:49-50]

“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones (goats), into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels…” [Matthew 25:41]

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.” [John 15:5-6][1]

© 2016 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved  [1] Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

[Digital Globe with Hand by Watcharakun, Puzzle In Sky by Idea Go and Puzzle Globe and Book by Thanunkorn, all courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]