Jesus opens my Bible to answer my ‘newbie’ questions!

TO GOD ALONE BE THE GLORY

My testimony to the Lord’s saving grace as told in the recent posts, was among the first postings on this blog in December 2011 and entitled Death or Destiny? Choose Wisely. I was reticent to go into any depth about my bondage to satan but, in view of today’s widespread ignorance, I told the full story in 7 installments for the event’s anniversary in 2013 (No 7 and My Journey Into Freedom). Over discussions here and on another blog last year someone thought my brief references to Islam indicated my ignorance of it and of deism in particular. So, for the record I augmented the account with necessary detail. Now for newer readers’ information, we continue with the final three parts and a NEW question 3 inserted below:

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Prophecies on the spiritual significance of hurricanes striking the USA – part 2

In my first blog of 2012, Points to Ponder 2011-12 and Biblical, Historical, Financial Cycles I covered William Koenig’s investigation into the work of financial analyst Eric Hadik.  I’ve since referred to this accredited Christian journalist at the White House for his coverage of the Middle-East from a thoroughly biblical perspective. We now need to consider this in some depth:

In considering connections between President Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ for Israel-Palestine and Hurricane Florence for last Friday’s Inside The White House report, Bill  returns to his prime mission and discovery as a ‘watcher’ (emphasis mine)

‘Virtually every major hurricane since the beginning of the Israeli-Palestinians’ peace process in Madrid, Spain, held from October 30-November 1, 1991, have corresponded to White House involvement in Israel’s land. These have all occurred at the time U.S. presidents were actively pressuring and/or inducing Israel to make peace with the Palestinians by agreeing to give up large parts of Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem for promises of peace and security.’

He itemises many things demonstrating President Trump is the best friend Israel has ever had in the White House, as well as giving a timeline of his administration’s peace efforts and public comments in the last two weeks whilst Florence developed. Bill also notes Trump will now have been president during four of the costliest hurricanes in US history, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria during the month of Elul in 2017.

Extracts From This Month’s Timeline:
  • Tues 4th – US Ambassador to UN Haley: Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian ‘deal of the century’ can happen if Abbas comes to the table – Fox News – Tropical Storm Florence became Hurricane Florence
  • Wed 5th – Emir of Kuwait visits White House as Florence was continuing to develop. Last year on September 7, President Trump had a joint press conference with the emir as Hurricane Irma was developing into a record-setting Atlantic Hurricane…Florence becomes major hurricane as Category 3 storm. At of 125 mph is five mph away from Cat 4.
  • Thur 6th – Remarks by President Trump in Rosh Hashanah National Press Call with Jewish Faith Leaders and Rabbis; committed to an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal that he thinks can be made – White House transcript
  • Sat 8th – Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt presents details of the Thinking Behind the Mideast Peace Plan – JNS (Tasked by Trump to help reach the “deal of the century,” Greenblatt serves as one of Trump’s top Middle East envoys and has herculean task to help negotiate peace plan between Israelis and Palestinians.
  • Sun 9th – late afternoon Florence became a massive Hurricane 4 storm.
  • Mon 10th – Closure of the PLO Office in Washington is an attempt to force Palestinians to peace talks https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/09/285812.htm
  • Mon 10th Sept John Bolton at the Federalist Society speaks against International Criminal Court and defends Israel (C-Span)
  • Wed 12th – Envoy Greenblatt’s Twitter comments on Trump peace plan.
  • Wed 12th – shift in Florence’s path is ‘bizarre’ could bring ‘catastrophic flooding’ to Southeast – ranks as one of weirdest hurricane/tropical storm tracks! (Part 1  has details)

Bill concludes on the delivery of the ‘peace plan’: ‘Originally, President Trump was to present his plan to the UN on Sept. 25. Haley said last week that there is not a specific date; it may be later. Doesn’t mean he still won’t. Something is up in the heavenlies.’

He notes that ‘Isaac’ has become a hurricane and heading toward the Lesser Antilles. Last time a storm named Isaac formed was the day the Republican Platform Committee endorsed two state plans in August 2012 and caused the 2012 Republican Convention to cancel their first day.

Genesis 12 and deceit of Turkey’s president cont’d

Continuing from previous post, in an interview in the Oval Office on Monday, Donald Trump said he thought he had a deal with Turkeys’ president when he helped to persuade Israel to free a detained Turkish citizen!  He’d thought Erdogan would then release Andrew Brunson, an evangelical pastor held since 2016 and facing 35 years in prison on espionage and terror-related charges.

Arutz Sheva reports him telling Reuters on Monday, “I think it’s very sad what Turkey is doing. I think they’re making a terrible mistake. There will be no concessions.”  When asked about the potential damage to other economies from the tariffs he imposed, he said, “I’m not concerned at all. I’m not concerned. This is the proper thing to do.”

Trump said Erdogan had wanted the Turkish citizen returned from Israel. Earlier a senior White House official said they’d met in Brussels for a NATO summit in mid-July where they discussed Brunson’s case and what could be the way forward to release the pastor.  Turkey had sought US help to persuade the Israelis to release a Turkish woman who was being held in Israel, the senior official said. In exchange Turkey would release Brunson and other Americans being held in Turkey.

Trump said he kept his side of the bargain. “I got that person out for him. I expect him to let this very innocent and wonderful man and great father and great Christian out of Turkey,” Trump told Reuters.

In response to the continued imprisonment of pastor Brunson the US president imposed sanctions on several Turkish officials and a 20 percent duty on aluminum and a 50 percent duty on steel. Turkey imposed tariffs on certain imports from the United States.

Gaza Knock-on Effect

After deceiving Trump and defaulting on their agreement, Erdogan has now stepped into the stalled haggling over plans to obtain a truce to alleviate the situation in Gaza.  Yesterday, DebkaFile exclusively reports: 

‘One of the key benefits under discussion is the use of a Mediterranean port to enable the enclave to receive goods and export merchandise, mostly agricultural products. Port Said on the bank of the Suez Canal was mentioned, as well as Limassol or Larnaca in Cyprus. However, the release of Ebru Ozkan was seen by Hamas as a sign of Israel’s weakness and it raised the ante once again. Now, the Palestinian negotiators in Cairo are demanding that the port made available to them be located in Turkish Cyprus. There, Israel would have no way of monitoring the types of goods Hamas was importing to the Gaza Strip and President Erdogan, a longstanding fan of the Palestinian terrorists, would be able to supply them out of sight with weapons and military equipment. All this means that Turkey can now jump with both feet into the shambolic Gaza truce negotiations and use them as a tool for getting back at Trump and Israel.’

See also Caroline Glick: Hamas-Israel Ceasefire Talks Show Peace Is Impossible.

Bible Update: Genesis 12 blessing and curse in the news

Now [in Haran] the LORD said to Abram, “Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.

“And I will make of you a great nation and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].

“And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses or uses insolent language towards you; in you ALL the families and kindred of the earth will be blessed [and by you they will bless themselves].” (Genesis 12:1-3 Amplified Bible)

I was reminded of this passage last weekend as being the explanation for the amazing news of financial markets in the US defying the tumult convulsing rest of the world!

Bloomberg reports: “If we looked at the world through just a U.S. lens, it would all seem quite sublime. Geopolitics and geo-tensions are far from it, however,” Marty Mitchell, former head government bond trader at Stifel Nicolaus & Co. and now an independent strategist, said in his daily newsletter Thursday. “It’s just a strange and disconcerting world that we live in, yet the U.S. equity market and the U.S. economy just keep chugging along”;‘for now, investors may have good reason to be confident in U.S. assets amid the global turmoil. (but) that doesn’t mean they can ignore the events offshore, such as Turkey,’ says Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer of Bleakley Financial Group.”

To me this speaks of a consequential blessing coming upon the United States because president Trump recognises Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state of Israel and therefore relocated the US embassy there. (The next day Guatemala moved theirs too and their ambassador reports that on the day its doors opened no crime was reported in her homeland for the first time in its history! – ICEJ editorial, Word From Jerusalem.)

And now, a week later, those verses of Genesis 12 crop up again upon reading William Koenig’s Eye View from the White House in connection with these references:

THREE SOUTH AMERICAN LEADERS CURSED ISRAEL: one is dead, one is in jail and one was impeached!

Koenig: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Brazil’s Presidents Lula and Rousseff cursed Israel and suffered major personal and political consequences.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
  • Hugo Chavez Blasts Israel – (Chavez chastises Israel starting at 1:35 in tape) — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt4FLhr0Yq0
  • Hugo Chavez weeps and calls on God to spare his life – April 6, 2008 – Telegraph-UK
  • Venezuela’s Chavez Dies at 58 – March 5, 2013 – Israel National News
  • The Curse of Chávez’s Ghost – Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuela is falling apart. Can anything save its oil-starved economy? – Council on Foreign Policy (CPR) — Foreign Policy
Brazilian President Lula
  • With So Many Problems of Its Own, Why Is Brazil So Nasty to Israel? – Tower
  • Brazil angers US and Israel with its pro-Palestine move, meets with Iran’s Ahmadinejad – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Brazil’s ex-president ‘Lula’ da Silva jailed for graft – April 8, 2018 – USA Today
  • Former Brazilian President Lula Surrenders to Face Prison Time- Hamodia
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff
  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff calls Israel’s conflict with Hamas ‘a massacre’ – March 7, 2014 – Fox News
  • Israel Changes Tack After Standoff With Brazil Over Dani Dayan – March 3, 2016
  • New York Times
  • Dilma Rousseff Is Ousted as Brazil’s President in Impeachment Vote – August 31, 2016 – New York Times
  • Brazil approves new Israeli ambassador after blocking settlement leader – January 17, 2017 – – Ynet
IS ERDOGAN NEXT TO BE CURSED? He called Israel’s new nation-state law fascist; Hitler’s spirit re-emerging
  • Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan prides himself on being the major Muslim figure not only in Turkey but the entire Middle East. He was tight with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood before that government was overthrown by General Al-Sisi.
  • His ego is enormous, and Trump is taking him on for not releasing Pastor Brunson and other reasons (review Turkey-US: A timeline of plummeting relations – Bloomberg).
  • Fortunately, the beginning of the delivery of 100 F-35 stealth jets that were to be shipped to Turkey have been stopped by Congress and the president.
  • Erdogan is not backing down as Turkey’s currency, stock markets and economy keep crashing.
  • Erdogan was the person who corrected Obama when he spoke of moderate Islam in his April 2009 speech to the Turkish Parliament; Erdogan said there is no such thing.

Erdogan says new Israeli law fascist, Hitler’s spirit re-emerging (Reuters)

Turkey reeling economically and politically: News headlines with links to articles

  • Erdoğan rebuked for claiming Israeli officials have ‘Hitler spirit’: Netanyahu calls Turkey a ‘dark dictatorship’, in diplomatic spat over new law defining Israel as a Jewish state – The Guardian
  • U.S.-Turkey Relations At Crossroads, Erdogan Warns Of New Friends In Eastern Places – Jerusalem Post
  • Turkey meltdown – Bloomberg

Continued in next post Genesis 12: An Analysis of Turkey’s Status linking to an in-depth article by Caroline Glick.

BRITAIN’S CORBYN NEXT??

Therefore I must ask, is deeply anti-Semitic Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn next?? His support of terrorists has been coming under increasing exposure. Read a survivor of the 1972 Munich Olympics murders: I nearly died with my teammates. I hope Corbyn disappears from politics.

We know God’s word doesn’t return to Him void, ie. without accomplishing its purpose, so it’s encouraging to see Him bringing it about.

Prophetic strategy cont’d – a heavenly perspective

Neil Mackereth’s remarks upon prophetic strategy in his email to me popped into mind upon watching Kevin Zadai explain the spiritual dynamics of prophesying according to the will of God, which he’d learned as a result of encountering the Lord Jesus when he died during a dental procedure. It starts 10 minutes into this fascinating half-hour (I’ve embedded to begin at 00m:00s but it persists in later start; so maybe it’s emphasising the significance of Kevin’s words! Please scroll back to the 1 min mark for full video):

Kevin claims to have died at the age of 31 but was returned to life 45 minutes later. Yet to him it seemed 6 days had elapsed whilst meeting Jesus and receiving His profound instruction.

Having watched some half-hour ‘celebrity chats’ plus lengthier conference sessions, I’m most impressed with his character and way of integrating scripture into a number of his experiences, as well as not being sensationalist in his views, which line up with my own understanding.

In particular, I’m delighted with his description of Jesus’ interaction with Time, its nature and that of prophecy. My personal descriptor of Jesus as Lord of Lords is of Him being ‘Always Now’, and Kevin uses those terms in a similar vein.

My preferred interviews are with Patricia King, who brings the scripture supporting his claim before Kevin tells how and what happened (at 2:50 this video) and of his book  Praying From Heavenly Realms – she kindly speaks to those who were, like him, born out of wedlock – and with Susan Cheatham (above). Others interrupt too often, or add dramatisations of meeting Jesus and angels; btw Kevin and Sid Roth are good friends. For a slower, analytical examination of what happened to Kevin see split-screen interview with rabbi Eric Walker, who questions him from the perspective of near-death and out-of-the body experiences.

For in-depth teaching watch conferences: eg 11th August afternoon and evening.at Dalton, Georgia (where a Bible continues to produce oil created by God, not by man, since 27th January 2017, see introductory minutes of video.)

For details visit Kevin Zadai – Official Site and may you be mightily blessed with what Kevin shares.

Brexit-EU battles follow Bible history and prophecy – 2: ‘spirit of Herod’ exposed in church

Readers unfamiliar with this topic are advised to read the first part for background info before joining our analysis of this unholy spirit’s other main influence, namely

OVER THE CHURCH:

‘Church’ in the ‘Fox’ prophecy’s context presumably means the Anglicans, or Church of England, because its bishops sit as ‘Lords Spiritual’ in Parliament’s upper chamber, the House of Lords, thereby becoming involved with the government’s legislative process; as well as in furthering or hindering The Lord’s desire in Britain’s severing ties with the EU. Peers elevated to the Lords as a political honour – many with large EU pensions – together with Anglican bishops, thwarted the EU Withdrawal Bill from becoming British law by defeating the government 14 times!! (read report together with Cranmer’s opinion here).

We’d expect, however, this spirit of Herod’s hidden influence to become increasingly observed because the Lord’s promiseto uncover, expose and bring to light the works of wickedness and witchcraft in the land”. Also according to this word, He will cause “those who have dishonoured Me and who have turned away and rebelled against My plans and purposes in the Nation…to be stripped naked and paraded out in the open before all men – thus, in their exposure and no longer remaining hidden and operating deceitfully, knowledge of their deeds will become public!

That the Lord’s already working on this behind the scenes was suspected a few years ago in A Passing Thought Becomes Fulfilled Prophecy, with examples reviewed here.

Over the last two years a number of Anglican bishops have spoken out strongly against Brexit, as reported by religio-political blogger Archbishop Cranmer (see ‘Bishops’ tag). The latest noted is the Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines; but that diocese is now reported in The Guardian as being in a “serious financial crisis”!

Cranmer and contributors, therefore, wax satirical in last week’s post; whereas, knowing of that prophetic word on the intrusive spirit of Herod, I simply ask, “Could the Hand of the Lord be in this financial ‘crisis’ to expose and shake what’s not of Him?”

And now, Revd Gavin Ashenden exposes the ungodliness within the Church of England in its longstanding cover-up of abuse and bullying in addition to the introduction of false doctrine.

In Cover Up and Abuse in and by the Church – Corruption in the CoE he concludes,

‘Institutional bullying, cover-up and the abuse of power are unspeakably corrupt and damaging. If the Church can’t hold its own bullying bishops to account to tell the truth, it should not be surprised if the state and the public try.

‘But the Church of England is already in deep trouble. Many of its members are abandoning it in protest about its own abandonment of Jesus’s teaching about gender and marriage. Dependent on its members to remain solvent, it may find that they decline to subsidise what amounts to an exercise in institutional sado-masochsim. They may decline to pay to be bullied and lied to, by many, some, or even any its bishops.’

Keep watching and praying…

THE GOOD NEWS

Despite all the political aggravation it’s clearly implicit that a massive spiritual dynamic is well underway from heaven and that satan is pulling out all the stops to prevent it – no doubt it sees its future in the Lake of Fire beckoning over the horizon!

Just look at the marvelous goal implied in the prophetic promise for both the country and the Church, as bought by Veronika, as the explanation for why the spirit of Herod is manifesting today.:

“(It) 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.” (emphases mine)

Nina and I are particularly blessed to attend a local parish church and a healing centre where the leaders are Holy Spirit-filled and led by Him and keen for Father’s will to be done in our patch of earth – Thy Kingdom Come!

Now Is The Time

In his upbeat editorial on The Future of Christianity Clifford Hill writes there’s a new openness to religious belief among young people, and so he concludes:

‘This is the challenge to Christians in Britain today: there is an incredible window of opportunity for evangelism, particularly during this time of political and social upheaval due to the Brexit negotiations. Many young people are trying to understand what’s going on in the nation: this is our opportunity to talk about social values, ethical principles and religious beliefs.

‘Now is the time to talk about the future of Britain outside the European Union. It is the time to talk about the history of Europe, the secularisation of the EU, and the whole subject of values and beliefs. It is the time to talk about the ultimate truths presented in the Bible and the basis of our Christian faith which transforms lives.’

Yes indeed!

PS (8 August) – This weekend sees yet another example of the ‘great falling away’ (#15 of About Signs) as the spirit of Herod continues to operate over church – read Gavin on Ely Cathedral and the Great Apostasy.

Brexit-EU battles follow Bible history and prophecy – 1: ‘spirit of Herod’ exposed in politics

It’s important not to loose sight of the fuller insights afforded by two related words from the Lord received during Trooping the Colour; one in 2016 only days before the EU-Referendum, the other this year just before Parliament voted on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.

Troops parading along The Mall on return to barracks after the Trooping the Colour ceremony in Horse Guards Parade (photo BBC iplayer)

Having appeared ‘out-of-the-blue’ in our own house, the first word (“This is My country”) enabled me to recognise the authenticity of the extensive one Veronika West received . Both words bring news of Father’s heart for Great Britain, thereby confirming we’re in His awesome plan.

However, there’s one aspect of that second word we’ve yet to consider, AND it links the European Union, our government and the church to Bible history and prophecy – even bringing a fresh insight to eschatological theory.

Also, I submit that it accounts for the deep, persistently anti-democratic stance of EU-Remainers.

This year’s word came on 9th June and Veronika posted video-cum-notes entitled, A Divine Convergence, a Trooping of the Colours, the (Fox) Spirit of Herod over the Land, of which I quote extracts below and underline points for consideration:

She was told, “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”! …

…He then likened the Houses of Parliament to a HEN HOUSE and 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 Holy Spirit quickened her to read Luke 13:31-32 where Jesus referred to Herod as ‘”that fox” and she explains, “Now 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 (me) 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)!”

Drawing her to a close, Holy Spirit repeated but in more detail:

“Daughter just as the fox was seen on parade square in the light of day, out in the open for everyone to see, Watch! as My Spirit of Truth and Righteousness moves to uncover, expose and bring to light the works of wickedness and witchcraft in the land, and Watch! For those who have dishonoured Me and who have turned away and rebelled against My plans and purposes in the Nation, I will cause them to be stripped naked and paraded out in the open before all men, FOR NO LONGER WILL MY JUSTICE AND VINDICATION TARRY IN THIS NATION”!

So, this word reveals that this ‘spirit of Herod’ exhibits a dual-aspect of “operating over the Government and the Church”. In my opinion, it may possibly be identified with one of the satanic ‘trinity’ known in deliverance ministry as the Spirit of Jezebel.

OVER THE GOVERNMENT:

We observed the political aspect of this prophecy start to manifest within days. It was publicly exposed by the Daily Mail (see Today’s Press Scoop Exposes Anti-Brexit Schemers) followed later by The Telegraph’s summary, ‘An Often Baffling Episode in The Brexit Story’. Meanwhile, my scripture trail on the parliamentary plotting brought a surprising insight, which soon got confirmed. The skullduggery continued across the political spectrum and a month later a video summary unwittingly captured the above prophecy’s specific aspect: Mogg ‘Outfoxed’ Remainers To Save Brexit.

Those blogs considered evidence of a ‘spirit of Herod’ operating through people in, or directly connected with, Government. In part 2 we’ll consider its modus operandi within the Church.

Prophetic Parallel

First, however, let’s unpack the “powerful prophetical parallel” Veronika saw between that spirit’s working against the destiny of Old Testament prophets, Jesus’ birth and life and today’s intense, prolonged battles over Britain’s destiny and our leaving the EU.

As in biblical times, this spirit of Herod’s mission would be to constrict any nation that has a holy history in God’s purposes into becoming a vassal state of the ungodly (even satanically directed) modern Roman Empire, and thus stop it moving into its destiny!

Herod ‘the Great’ was ancient Rome’s puppet ruler of its province of Judea and the Jewish people, plus Galilee, Samaria, Idumea, Peraea and territories north-eastward. As recorded in Luke’s historically detailed Gospel, this Herod treacherously told the eastern magi who were searching for new-born Jesus that he wanted to visit and worship the child born to be king of the Jews. But instead, he directed the ruthless massacre of boys under the age of two years! (His sons Herod Antipas inherited Galilee and Archelaus, Judea, but after the latter’s banishment through incompetence in 6 AD it came under the direct control of a procurator responsible to Rome (eg. Pilate).

Therefore, we notice the spirit of Herod’s mission in our day is once again on behalf of a man-made empire founded upon and growing out of the Treaty of Rome (1957) that’s now a large, united federation of European nations, thereby re-establishing a ‘Revived Roman Empire’; as may have been foretold in the Bible’s closing book at Revelation 13:3 (see Footnotes).

That insight enables us to understand the intensely vociferous anti-democracy aim of EU-Remainers, and the dishonesty, betrayal and treachery working within government but now exposed by Prime Minister May’s Chequers Agreement, plus its political fall-out in which many claim this would leave Britain as a vassal state of the EU!!

Moreover whilst I mull it over, Herod started building the magnificent Second Temple in Jerusalem in 19 BC but it wasn’t completed until 64 AD – six years before the Romans destroyed it. That wasn’t so much because the Jews rebelled against Rome, but more from Jesus’ prophetically weeping over the city, because they “did not know the time of your visitation!” (Luke 19:41-44).

Therefore, in considering prophetic parallels, is it fanciful to think that, as the European Economic Community and its subsequent governmental beast, the European Union and its parliament’s modern Tower of Babel, are ruled over by the spirit of Herod then it, too, could follow the destiny of his earlier achievement? That the EU too will fail and fall; be dismantled and destroyed with little left to mark its earlier existence??

I close with realising this is the second ‘scriptural trail’ that’s led to ‘the fall of Babylon’ reference. (The first followed a scriptural remark by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP indirectly related to ‘the fox’, as told here and confirmed later.)

Also, we again note that Bible prophecy and contemporary prophetic word, albeit a different one received November 2015 (here), firmly predict the EU’s eventual fall.

Continue reading in Part 2 >>

Footnotes:
  • Evangelical theologian John F Walwoord’s The Revelation of Jesus Christ – ‘The Deadly Wound of the Beast’: ’13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.’ John in his vision sees one of the heads of the beast as wounded unto death, and the apparent parallelism is to the slain Lamb, described in 5:6. John further observes that the deadly wound (literally “plague”) is healed and that the entire earth marvels at the beast…The wounding of one of the heads seems instead to be a reference to the fact that the Roman Empire as such seemingly died and is now going to be revived. It is significant that one of the heads is wounded to death but that the beast itself is not said to be dead…The beast is both personal and the empire itself; so also is the head. The revival of the future empire is considered a miracle and a demonstration of the power of Satan.’
  • There’s some debate among scholars as to whether or not this passage, relating as it does to the vision of the fourth beast described in Daniel chapter 7, refers to an empire, nation or to an individual, eg. the Antichrist (per Dr A. Fruchtenbaum).

Bill Salus on Jeremiah & Ezekiel prophecies on nuclear Iran

We noted the ‘coincidental’ occurrence of an earthquake near Iran’s nuclear power plant at Bushehr on Israel’s 70th Independence Day, 19th April 2018 in my musing here, then considered it further in Earthquake on Israel’s 70th, Jeremiah’s 70th and Daniels’ 70th – Signs from God?

Therefore, you may wish to be aware of Bill Salus’ biblical analysis on Nuclear Iran: Are Ezekiel 38 (Persia) and Jeremiah 49 (Elam) the Same Prophecy? and recent in-depth teaching in this video:

Apparently, only in his later years did highly respected eschatologist and bible teacher Chuck Missler come to a fuller understanding of Bill’s ideas, and he kindly published this on Koinonia House website at Elam: Iran’s Forgotten Prophecy.

Status quo resumption realigns Russia-Israel Realpolitiks with Bible prophecy!

The ‘Gog-Magog’ prophecy of Ezekiel (chapters 38 and 39) is back in play! Events in last week’s news made me reconsider its relevance to current international affairs.

But now comes new news!

After posting Thursday’s Bible Update on the implicit accord or ‘understandings’ agreed between Netanyahu and Trump with Putin, I thought this development deviates from the prophesied wars against God’s people in Israel from an alliance of peoples in north and north-eastern Middle-East: currently, Iran, Syria and Turkey under Russian leadership. As that stance seems to be changing by Russia supposedly ignoring or going against Iran’s policy and by coming to an ‘understanding’ of Israel’s need to defend itself against continuous Iranian hostility, perhaps the prophecy isn’t yet applicable?

Therefore, perhaps we need to be open to such a possibility bringing an outcome that doesn’t line up with scripture as it’s not yet the ‘appointed time’?

HOWEVER, yesterday brought news of a diplomatic rift, as exclusively reported by DEBKAfile in Breakdown in Russian-Israeli “Understandings” for S. Syria:

‘The US-Russian-Israel formula for South Syria, composed in painstaking discussions for weeks, is not working. This became clear in phone conversations on Friday, July 20, between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Vladimir Putin and their defense ministers. The “understandings” they had apparently reached were proving inoperable, including Russia’s guarantees for the non-presence of Iranian militias and Hizballah near Israel’s Golan border.

The breakdown stemmed from an abrupt Russian U-turn. Russian diplomats were suddenly claiming that Moscow never agreed to have Iranian proxies and Hizballah pushed back from the Israel border or out of Syria at large…’

Thus, PM Netanyahu said Israel is free to engage and wipe out Iranian or Hezbollah forces in the Golan border area, and went into a high state of operational readiness.

So today (Monday), the Russian Foreign Minister and Chief of Staff urgently arrived in Israel for further talks. Last night Netanyahu had described events to his Cabinet in these revealing terms:

‘He said Israel will not accept the Syrian army’s entry to the buffer zone set up by the 1974 Syrian-Israeli separation of forces accord, thereby indicating that he did not trust in Syrian compliance with this accord, despite the guarantee offered by President Vladimir Putin in their phone conversation on Friday, July 20. DEBKAfile’s sources note that Putin’s pledge came after he reneged on a series of promises he gave US President Donald Trump and Netanyahu in recent weeks, relating to keeping the Iranians and their proxies away from the Israeli border.’ (Read full details here)

UPDATE on MONDAY’s MEETING

The Russians returned empty-handed to Moscow after offering to move Iranian-allied forces in Syria back beyond 100km of the Israeli border but being rejected by Israel.

The Times of Israel reports, ‘Israel is sticking to its demand that Iran not be allowed any military foothold in Syria, the official stressed. Israel is furthermore demanding that all long-range missiles be removed from the war-torn country and that any factories producing precision-guided missiles there be shut, the official said.

‘Additionally, Jerusalem has asked Moscow to guarantee that all air-defense systems that protect the aforementioned arms be taken out of Syria. Lastly, Israel requested the closing of border crossings between Syria and Lebanon and between Syria and Iraq, to prevent Iranian weapons being smuggled into Syria.’

Military sources had provided Debka ‘pre-news service’ with details of 8 pro-Iran militias operating in the Golan area. Therefore, according to their latest report:

Israel’s leaders confronted their Russian visitors with the charge that, if they can’t – or won’t – remove these hostile forces from Israel’s doorstep, how can they be trusted to keep their pledge to hold them at a distance of 100km?

‘Putin’s emissaries, despite their high rank, had little hope of talking Israeli leaders around when the evidence of his perfidy was in full sight. Contrary to his pledges to the US and Israel, Hizballah and Shiite militias loyal to Tehran were operating freely at this moment on the Syrian-Israeli Golan border.’

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Bible Update: Russia’s lead in Middle-East recognised

Vladimir Putin’s ‘twin summits’ with Benjamin Netanyahu and then with Donald Trump, bring this update on developments relating to the Gog-Magog alliance, as foretold by Ezekiel. (Click this posts tags for background, and links for full reports):

16 July: Trump & Putin agree on keeping Israel safe (but) not much else – ‘Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin told the press that their two-hour face-to-face on Monday, July 16, in Helsinki, was a success. But, the impression was that there was very little agreement on the issues they touched on, including Iran, Syria or Crimea. Neither referred to the removal of Iran and its proxies from Syria, as Israel has demanded. Putin appeared to say that Israeli security was served by the Israeli-Syrian 1974 Separation of Forces agreement on the Golan and advised extending it to the Syrian-Jordanian border as well. Trump noted: “We both talk to Benjamin Netanyahu, work with him on Syria and agree on the importance of Israel’s safety.”..It would seem that the high speculation ahead of the summit of a deal in the making between the two presidents for Iran to quit Syria in return for a US military pullback was pie in the sky.’

16 July Debka Exclusive: Netanyahu’s secret consent to hand Golan crossing to Syria led to Trump-Putin deal on Israel’s border security‘(Trump and Putin) joined in their support for Israel’s security (as above) after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told them both that he had withdrawn his objections to the Syrian army reinstating its line of outposts in the Quenitra district, including control of the Ein Zivan-Quneitra border crossing. This is the only transit point between Israel and Syria….’

18 July: Secret Helsinki deal: US & Israel hand Russia controlling role on Syria’s Israel-Jordan borders ‘…DEBKAfile has obtained exclusive access to this deal and can reveal for the first time that it provides for the handover to Russian responsibility of all parts of southern and southwestern Syria abutting on the Israeli and Jordanian borders, including, most importantly, surveillance and observation elevations that oversee all parts of Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon and the eastern Mediterranean. Trump and Binyamin Netanyahu thereby gave Putin a valuable asset for boosting Russia’s military presence in Syria and the region at large…’ (emphasis added)

For a better grasp of President’s Trump’s apparently incorrect and/or muddled remarks on investigations into Russian hacking read investigative journalist Melanie Phillips’ in-depth analysis in The Hysteria Over Helsinki and the Real Threat to the Free World.

Melanie wisely concludes (emphases mine):

‘Trump’s personality flaws – his self-obsession, his lack of attention span, his thin skin against criticism, his inability to speak carefully and accurately – are plain for all to see. The crucial point, however, is not what Trump says, nor the content of his character, but what he does and what he achieves.

‘And here’s what Putin said that was potentially so significant. For his remarks suggested that he would support Trump’s attempts to defang both Iran and North Korea. If Trump turns out to have succeeded in detaching Russia from Iran over Syria and from China over North Korea, that would be a huge step towards defeating two of the most evil and dangerous regimes in the world.

‘Seen in this light, the reaction of the media and political class to the Helsinki press conference was not just hysterical and disproportionate and a display of near-pathological hatred towards Donald Trump, but a malevolent undermining of the most promising attempt for years to tackle some of the major threats to the peace and security of the world.’

Postscript:

Does Russia’s apparent change towards Iran and favouring Israel disprove the ‘Gog-Magog’ prophecy or indicate it’s not yet applicable in its fullness? Within days events changed and got realigned to that prophecy and put it back on the front burner’, as told in the next post Status quo resumption realigns Russia-Israel Realpolitiks With Bible prophecy!

A ‘Now’ word for the UK concerning Brexit – Veronika West

A ‘NOW’ WORD CONCERNING BREXIT…! U.K.

“LISTEN! FOR I HAVE DECREED FREEDOM OVER THE UNITED KINGDOM, WATCH! FOR THE WHOLE NATION WILL PASS BY ON DRY GROUND”!

Today while praying and interceding concerning BREXIT the Holy Spirit suddenly quickened to me Joshua 3, “THE ISRAELITES CROSS OVER THE JORDAN”, as I quickly turned to read the chapter, I heard the Spirit clearly say these words, “LISTEN! FOR I HAVE DECREED FREEDOM OVER THE UNITED KINGDOM, WATCH! FOR THE WHOLE NATION WILL PASS BY ON DRY GROUND”!

Now as I remained listening to the Holy Spirit suddenly the football game between England and Columbia was again quickened to me and the Holy Spirit said to me,

“WATCH AND PRAY! FOR THE NATION NOW STANDS ON THE BANKS OF THE JORDAN (Freedom), WATCH! AS YOUR ENEMIES WILL BE DRIVEN OUT BEFORE YOU AND COMPLETELY CUT OFF, FOR THE CURSE HAS BEEN LIFTED OVER THE LAND, IT’S TIME TO ADVANCE, ITS TIME TO CROSS OVER INTO THE LAND THAT I HAVE PROMISED YOU”!

On hearing those powerful words the Spirit of God then highlighted to me the young goal Keeper in the England Team who saved the last penalty which gave England the VICTORY, his name is ‘JORDAN PICKFORD’, as I looked at his name (JORDAN) the Holy Spirit Immediately confirmed to me the words that I had just heard concerning the Nation…!

I PROPHESY THE UNITED KINGDOM IS CROSSING OVER IN FREEDOM HAVING VICTORY OVER HER ENEMIES…!

Joshua 3; THE ISRAELITES CROSS OVER THE JORDAN”
1. Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”

Joshua said to the priests, “Take up the ark of the covenant and pass on ahead of the people.” So they took it up and went ahead of them.

And the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses. Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant: ‘When you reach the edge of the Jordan’s waters, go and stand in the river.’”

Joshua said to the Israelites, “Come here and listen to the words of the Lord your God. This is how you will know that the living God is among you and that he will certainly drive out before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites and Jebusites.

See, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go into the Jordan ahead of you. Now then, choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe. And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the Lord—the Lord of all the earth—set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap.”

So when the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant went ahead of them. Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho.

The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stopped in the middle of the Jordan and stood on dry ground, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.

Veronika West, evening of Friday 6th July 2018

Is weighing vs. restoration on God’s agenda in EU vs. UK?

This was published a week ago today, Saturday 30th June, by Veronika West. As with  all prophetic words and visions it is offered for weighing with the Lord and testing:

A POWERFUL DREAM CONCERNING THE UNITED KINGDOM, BREXIT AND MANY NATIONS IN EUROPE….;

WATCH AND PRAY OVER THE HARVEST FIELDS OF EUROPE, WATCH AND BE READY! FOR THE GNAWING LOCUSTS, SWARMING LOCUSTS, CREEPING AND STRIPPING LOCUSTS HAVE BEEN UNLEASHED AND THEY SHALL DEVOUR AND DEVASTATE THE LAND!

A few days ago during a 7-day fast, I had a very powerful dream that I believe speaks to the United Kingdom, BREXIT, the EU and many Nations of Europe. Now in this clear and vivid dream I was standing high above the centre of Europe. Now in the dream As I looked down at the different countries of Europe my eyes were immediately drawn to what looked like a large black cloud in the shape of a man’s hand rising from the depths of the sea. Now as I remained watching in the dream, I saw that the large black cloud was moving quickly, and rapidly increasing in size, I watched as the hand grew larger and larger and I saw the five fingers of the hand grow longer and longer. Now in the dream I could clearly see the large, black hand fast approaching the centre of Europe.

Now as I stayed watching, suddenly I saw the fingers of the hand begin to write these words upon the landscape of Europe,

“MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN”!,

Then I heard these words,

“EUROPE, EUROPE WAKE UP AND WAIL, RETURN AND REPENT FOR THE DAYS OF YOUR REIGN HAVE BEEN NUMBERED, YOU HAVE BEEN WEIGHED ON THE SCALES AND FOUND WANTING, YOUR KINGDOM WILL BE DIVIDED FOR YOU HAVE EATEN THE DELICACIES OF DARKNESS AND WITCHCRAFT AND THE DOOR TO DEATH AND DESTRUCTION HAS BEEN OPENED WIDE OVER THE LAND”, says the Spirit of God.

“EUROPE, EUROPE, WATCH AND PRAY OVER THE HARVEST FIELDS, FOR THE LOCUSTS ARE NOW INVADING, THE GNAWING LOCUSTS, THE SWARMING LOCUSTS, THE CREEPING LOCUSTS AND THE STRIPPING LOCUSTS SHALL MULTIPLY AND INCREASE. WATCH! FOR DARKNESS INCREASES AS THE HAND OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION NOW MOVES UPON THE WATERS OF THE SEA AND LAND”, says the Spirit of God.

As I heard those words in the spirit realm going forth across the land, I began to CRY OUT FOR GOD’S MERCY, MERCY, MERCY IN THE MIDST OF JUDGEMENT OVER EUROPE..!

Then the dream suddenly shifted and I found myself standing over the land of the United Kingdom and I saw an ANCIENT DOOR OPEN WIDE OVER THE NATION, as I looked at the door I saw these words, “FIRE EXIT”, written upon its mantle; now as I looked at the words “FIRE EXIT” I saw the number (91) deeply engraved into the wood of the door. Immediately the Holy Spirit whispered to me, “Psalm 91”, then I heard these words,

“MY BELOVED GREAT BRITAIN, WATCH! FOR A DOOR OF DELIVERANCE NOW OPENS UP BEFORE YOU, MY MERCY NOW MAKES A WAY WHERE THERE SEEMED NO WAY, MY BELOVED, FOR SURELY I TELL YOU I AM THE DOOR THAT LEADS TO LIFE, COME AND ENTER IN QUICKLY, FOR NOW IS THE TIME, NOW IS THE SEASON, FOR THE DOOR THAT LEADS TO DOUBLE RESTORATION AND RESTITUTION STANDS OPEN BEFORE YOU THIS DAY”! (The Dream Ended)…!

PSALM 91 “A DOOR OF DELIVERANCE STANDS OPEN BEFORE THE UNITED KINGDOM, ENTER IN QUICKLY!”, says the Lord….!
Safe and Secure
When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai,
you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.
2 He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me,
the only God for me, and my great confidence.
3 He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy,
and he will protect you from false accusation
and any deadly curse.
4 His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you.
You can run under his covering of majesty and hide.
His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm.
5 You will never worry about an attack of demonic forces at night
nor have to fear a spirit of darkness coming against you.
6 Don’t fear a thing!
Whether by night or by day, demonic danger will not trouble you,
nor will the powers of evil launched against you.
7 Even in a time of disaster, with thousands and thousands being killed,
you will remain unscathed and unharmed.
8 you will be a spectator as the wicked perish in judgment,
for they will be paid back for what they have done!
9–10 When we live our lives within the shadow of God Most High,
our secret hiding place, we will always be shielded from harm.
How then could evil prevail against us or disease infect us?
11 God sends angels with special orders to protect you wherever you go,
defending you from all harm.
12 If you walk into a trap, they’ll be there for you
and keep you from stumbling.
13 You’ll even walk unharmed among the fiercest powers of darkness,
trampling every one of them beneath your feet!
14 For here is what the Lord has spoken to me:
“Because you have delighted in me as my great lover,
I will greatly protect you.
I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face.
15 I will answer your cry for help every time you pray,
and you will find and feel my presence
even in your time of pressure and trouble.
I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast.
16 You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you.
For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation!”

SELAH

Veronika West, 30th June 2018

RB’s Note:
  • A couple of very recent words brought by Veronika have proved accurate, but after having scheduled this on Thursday for auto-publication I had reservations about that upon waking Friday morning.
  • I’m generally wary of ‘doom and gloom’ prophecies, (ie. threats of judgement and destruction) unless coming as a warning with promise of blessing (eg that brought in Nov 2015 by David Noakes, which is being fulfilled). So yesterday morning I offered my doubts to the Lord, asking if it’s ok to republish. I immediately sensed, “Do it!”
  • Part of a dream I had this morning involved our going into a side-hall at a church service and where front rows were packed solid with youngsters awaiting the fire of God to fall! Let it be so Lord – maranatha!