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

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

THE FOUR SIGNPOSTS

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 He has been replaced by the next person to be president, Donald Trump.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now over to Phil Mason:

QUANTUM GLORY: THE VEIL BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘THIN PLACES’

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

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

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

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

References:

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

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Dimensions 1 – Heavenly Coordinates

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

One on one with Franco

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

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

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

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British court suppresses freedom to speak freely from the Bible

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA WILLIAMS RESPONDS TO THE RULING AGAINST FREE SPEECH

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayer-time

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

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

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

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Jesus in Clouds, courtesy PunjabiDharti.com

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

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

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

An invitation to enter the doorway of divine destiny

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

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

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

‘Time to take hold of DANIEL 2:22’…!

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

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

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

Then suddenly the Encounter ended..!

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

Veronica West, 23rd February 2017

Footnotes

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

 

Wheat and Tares

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

My Dreams and Visions

Matthew 13:24-25, 27-30 AMP

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

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Isaiah’s intimations that all would soon be well for Israel

rb-fellowshipI commend my namesake’s latest post for it leads splendidly into my proposed remarks on the timing of the Romans 11:25 ‘mystery’ being fulfilled. (Read about the God-incidences behind our writings in Blog Anniversary: ‘The Fellowship of the Secret’.)

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Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.  Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that HER INIQUITY IS PARDONED: for SHE HATH RECEIVED OF THE LORD’S HAND DOUBLE FOR ALL HER SINS.  The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God”.  Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:  And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it”  (Is40:1-5KJV)

 Georg Friedrich Handel  was on the whole creditably faithful to the  (KJV) scriptural narrative within his much-loved Christmas musical offering; such subtle…

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The trap in the ground, and the trumpet in the sky

Very perceptive points from Jo that are well-worth pondering, especially on the sounds heard over Jerusalem!

The Kingdom

richter-scale“Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” The King asked by way of reply to my question about the shaking New Zealand has been experiencing.

I keep an eye on signs.  I discern things.  That’s my gift.  Not that I always get it right.  I check what I see with the Bible. And I ask God questions.

“Are the earthquakes we’ve been experiencing since 2011 about sin?” I asked doubtfully.

The day before the Kaikoura earthquake Brian Tamaki, the self-appointed bishop of Destiny Church said, “the earth convulses under the weight of certain human sin … Massive earthquakes have already hit in Christchurch and you could have just about predicted that one.”  The next day he was a  prophet in big trouble with the gay community who didn’t like what he said.

Well, he detected something, but he was off target.  We’ve always had sin.  It’s…

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Dave Chapman on Nationhood

An instance of serendipity (or ‘God-incidence’) in this guest post by Dave Chapman being written whilst I wrote about the 2012 prophetic word on restoring nations’ identities.:

NATIONHOOD

It seems to me that too many Christians are afraid of standing up for our – or theirs, as the case maybe – Country. “We don’t like to get involved with politics”, we may hear, or “we are citizens of heaven, so therefore do not engage on that level”, for instance.

However, whilst ‘being political’ has to do with government and its desired nature, owning Nationhood I believe, is something quite different.  Getting involved with which ‘party’ runs, rules, or governs our own Nation does involve being ‘political’, or having a ‘preferred party’ bias.  But being involved with defending our own Government from other Governments, so that we make our independent and individual choices, is not ‘political’ in the true meaning of the word.  That is purely standing up for our own Nation – which is also quite different from ‘Nationalism’.

Yet, there is a fine line between standing up for our ‘Nation’, and ‘Nationalism’.  Here for instance, are the online dictionary definitions to help :-

Nationhood, is described as:-

“the fact or status of being a nation;  national identity, culture or economic life”. (Oxford dictionary, online)

“the state of being an independent nation”.  (Websters Dictionary, online)

“Nationhood is the state of being a nation, or a large group of people united by common language, culture or economic life”. (Your Dictionary, online)

“the state or quality of having status as a separate and independent nation“: (Dictionary.com)

Whereas ‘Nationalism’ is described as:-

“loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially :  a sense of national consciousness (see consciousness 1c) exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups” (Merriam-Websters Dict, online)

ideology based on the premise that the individual’s loyalty and devotion to the nation-state surpass other individual or group interests”. (Britannica Encyclopedia, online).

So we can see from these definitions that being a Nation, or having Nationhood, is a fact of life.  It is a state of being as a people, and operating as an independent ‘mass’ of people from other nations, whereas Nationalism is an ideology proceeding from a form of childish pride that “our nation is better than yours“!, and so displaying a superior attitude – with a desire to impose that culture and values on other Nations or peoples.

We can see that this latter approach is the root of an ‘Empire spirit’, which has manifested itself throughout the centuries over and over again.  Examples of this are Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Roman, and of late the extremes of pre-War Germany, also Russia, and by the way, Britain, with its one time global Empire upon which there was no setting sun!, and finally since then, America, with its incursions into other Countries with a view to establishing democratic ideology.

Where Did The Idea, Or Fact Of Nationhood Come From?   Continue reading

Isaiah 45, king Cyrus and Donald Trump : plus Obama’s P45!

Thank you to Mark Maddock for this contribution and I add some thoughts by Bill Koenig. Many readers are now, I expect, familiar with this scripture, but Mark includes a very good item on Comet P45 – itself a very appropriate reference because UK firms issue Form P45 (pay and tax data) to employees upon cessation of work!

LOL – the heavens have issued Barack Obama and staff with their P45!

Context Isaiah 44; all about Israel; v.23: ‘God’s glory is on display in Israel.

Isaiah 45 – The God Who Forms Light and Darkness & His message to Cyrus, a pagan world leader.

24 God, your Redeemer,
who shaped your life in your mother’s womb, says:
“I am God. I made all that is.
With no help from you I spread out the skies
and laid out the earth.”

25-28 He makes the magicians look ridiculous
and turns fortunetellers into jokes.
He makes the experts look trivial
and their latest knowledge look silly.
But he backs the word of his servant
and confirms the counsel of his messengers.
He says to Jerusalem, “Be inhabited,”
and to the cities of Judah, “Be rebuilt,”
and to the ruins, “I raise you up.”
He says to Ocean, “Dry up.
I’m drying up your rivers.”
He says to Cyrus, “My shepherd—
everything I want, you’ll do it.”
He says to Jerusalem, “Be built,”
and to the Temple, “Be established.”

45 1-7 God’s Message to his anointed,
to Cyrus, whom he took by the hand
To give the task of taming the nations,
of terrifying their kings—
He gave him free rein,
no restrictions:
“I’ll go ahead of you,
clearing and paving the road.
I’ll break down bronze city gates,
smash padlocks, kick down barred entrances.
I’ll lead you to buried treasures,
secret caches of valuables—
Confirmations that it is, in fact, I, God,
the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.
It’s because of my dear servant Jacob,
Israel my chosen,
That I’ve singled you out, called you by name,
and given you this privileged work.
And you don’t even know me!
I am God, the only God there is.
Besides me there are no real gods.
I’m the one who armed you for this work,
though you don’t even know me,
So that everyone, from east to west, will know
that I have no god-rivals.

I am God, the only God there is.
I form light and create darkness,
I make harmonies and create discords.
I, God, do all these things.

8-10 “Open up, heavens, and rain.
Clouds, pour out buckets of my goodness!
Loosen up, earth, and bloom salvation;
sprout right living.
I, God, generate all this.
But doom to you who fight your Maker—
you’re a pot at odds with the potter!
Does clay talk back to the potter:
‘What are you doing? What clumsy fingers!’
Would a sperm say to a father,
‘Who gave you permission to use me to make a baby?’
Or a fetus to a mother,
‘Why have you cooped me up in this belly?’”

11-13 Thus God, The Holy of Israel, Israel’s Maker, says:
“Do you question who or what I’m making?
Are you telling me what I can or cannot do?
I made earth,
and I created man and woman to live on it.
I handcrafted the skies
and direct all the constellations in their turnings.
And now I’ve got Cyrus on the move.
I’ve rolled out the red carpet before him.
He will build my city.
He will bring home my exiles.
I didn’t hire him to do this. I told him.
I, God-of-the-Angel-Armies.”

 14 God says:

“The workers of Egypt, the merchants of Ethiopia,
and those statuesque Sabeans (= your enemies)
Will all come over to you—all yours.
Docile in chains, they’ll follow you,
Hands folded in reverence, praying before you:
‘Amazing! God is with you!
There is no other God—none.’”

All who have raged against him
will be brought before him,
disgraced by their unbelief.
And all who are connected with Israel
will have a robust, praising, good life in God!

DOES THIS RELATE TO DONALD TRUMP IN 2017-2021?  Possibly!

Are we at similar time in world history?  Yes, definitely!

Ie. There is a set length of time from Cyrus’ proclamation up to 1948 (Israel set up as a nation again); then 1967 (Jerusalem taken as the capital city of the nation) and then up to the next key date: 2018 (which is during Trump’s presidency in America).

2018 – the next key event? We’ve had the nation set up; the capital city re-taken… now it is something connected with Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.

If Trump is to act like a modern day Cyrus, then pray He will keep in step with God’s timetable and plans for Israel; in particular, what God wants to happen concerning ownership of and what is built on Temple Mount in the next 2 to 10 years.

P45  COMET  (Also called comet 45 P, or Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova)

p45

From A Place to Meet Jesus, a blog by Richard Gazowsky, California, Dec 30th2016

‘As you look at the title of this blog, you are wondering what the ‘P45 Comet’ means. NASA has just announced this comet will appear on New Year’s Eve. I believe this comet (which will be passing by our moon) is a physical sign by God of a spiritual turnaround. Sometimes when God gives us a sign like this it is very simple. All we have to do is believe to see the sign.

God has told me that on January 20, 2017, there will be a birth of something new in the earth ~ a “New Renaissance”. He gave me this word on April 20, 2016 and said this renaissance will start exactly nine months to the date. This of course was before the presidential election, and all of the things that have since happened concerning our country and this election.

Then God spoke to me that there would be a comet in the sky that would be a sign to the earth. Our next president will be the 45th president of the United States, and the Lord said to me, “To confirm that He is the right choice, Isaiah 45 speaks about the prophecy concerning Cyrus His anointed” (emphasis added). And now suddenly, before New Year’s Eve, we see that NASA has named the comet P “45”.

It seems that God is sending a message to the earth, and we all are privileged that He has given us advance knowledge that something mighty is about ready to happen ~ and that it is going to be a blessing to everyone of us!’

The comet with be even brighter around Feb 11th 2017.

Comet P45 / 45P – flight path:

comet

A PROPHECY FROM LANCE WALLNAU (USA)

This is copied from Lance’s Facebook account and shared before the US presidential election:

‘I sent this prophetic prayer to Donald J. Trump via his partner and attorney Michael Cohen. It’s quite a great crowd of believers  in Carolina – a key State – who are part of this army rising up for America. Perhaps half this room was for Dr. Carson or other candidates. When I was done the majority was with me for reasons I share here.

I think this prophetic prayer timely, as at this time, Iowa polls are showing a slipping of support for Mr. Trump among Evangelicals who prefer Dr. Carson to Mr. Trump 33% to 18%. I think it’s time evangelicals had a conversation about the criteria for office we are looking for. We want the most evangelical choice. But what we should ask is “who has God anointed?”

Here’s what happened. I shared with this crowd an unusual experience I had the other night. I realized that the next President of the United States will be the 45th President. I got the urge to open up a new Bible that was sent to me as a gift. A Bible put together by Rabbis to give the full Hebrew expression of the New Testament to Christians. I sensed the Lord tell me to look at the 45th Chapter of Isaiah to see who the 45th President of the United States should be.

Isaiah 45:1 says…
“This is what the LORD says TO HIS ANOINTED, CYRUS, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him, as I strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him and gates that cannot keep closed.”

Cyrus his anointed? But Cyrus was not even a Jew. He was a foreigner. An outsider. But God raises up secular Kings and Rulers for the sake of His people. This was Churchill and Lincoln and even Reagan. God wants to keep the gates of heaven open over certain nations – hence Cyrus will see “gates that cannot keep closed.” The gates of Hell have plundered a lot of ground in America this past seven years. It’s time that the gates of Hell were plundered and things were restored in certain places. Heaven’s gates will open and Hell’s gates will not be able to stay locked.

Angels get involved with warfare to see the right person (even unbelievers) get into office. Gabriel told this to Daniel in Daniel 11:1 “In the first year of Darius the Mede, I arose to be an encouragement and a protection for him.” Darius and Cyrus were both rulers put into office by God for the sake of His people!

I told them my experience and asked them to consider standing behind Mr. Trump as he continues to step into the role of a rough reformer like Luther to take on the Political and establishment high places. He needs to continue his work as a divine wrecking ball to the spirit of political correctness that has been like a witchcraft muzzling and intimidating the Christian community.

Mr. Trump is not as evangelical as the other candidates, but I’ve been with him twice. He fears God as best he knows Him and he is the only Cyrus I see fulfilling Isaiah 45 for the 45th President.

There will be great warfare over this election and over this man in particular. A full tilt $100 million media campaign is about to be unleashed to slander him. I want to see the #Trumptrain on track with God’s plan.

Will you join me in the warfare to establish a Cyrus in office for the sake of God’s people and purposes?

AS ONE!
Lance’ www.lancewallnau.com

NOTES FROM WILLIAM KOENIG

Koenig’s Eye View from the White House – 6 January 2017

America’s 45th US President; Isaiah 44:28 And Isaiah 45 Perspective

I am sharing the following for thought and prayer:

Isaiah 45 speaks of King Cyrus, an anointed deliver God used to bring the Jewish people back to the land of Israel and Jerusalem.

Trump has committed to moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. His selection of David Friedman to be his ambassador to Israel, has raised millions of dollars for Beth El, Yeshivas and settlement in Samaria. Friedman firmly stands for Israel’s right to Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, an Orthodox Jew, Trump’s family and Trump himself have given money to the settlement communities in Samaria.