End-Times Briefing 12: an overview of the Book of Revelation

Briefing 11’s Introduction to the Book of Revelation draws to a close by its author, Neil Mackereth, stating “Apocalyptic works seek to inform the reader about aspects of an End-Times drama. The grand climax of the Bible is imminent — that is to say, it could happen at any moment…”  He reminds us, “The Bible explains that two absolute powers or principles operate in the universe…In the book of Revelation (and the whole Bible), God himself is the ultimate source of all that is good; Satan and his followers refuse to submit to God and are the ultimate source of evil. This ethical dichotomy underlies the conflict within the book of Revelation”.:

OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION

The Prologue provides essential information for understanding the meaning and structure of the Book of Revelation. “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place; he made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.” (Rev. 1:1–2).

Apostle John conveys to his first-century readers the unveiling of Jesus. It’s something like the showing of a video of a Monarch and his court. The Book of Revelation is written for Christians who understand the language of a faith unique to Christian experience. But given the complexity of the metaphors and images, even “insiders” have difficulty understanding Revelation. However, anyone can grasp the basic message: Jesus is going to return to earth, overthrow Satan’s evil empire, reward his faithful followers, punish those who reject his Lordship, and create a new heaven and a new earth. Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 11: an intro’ to the Book of Revelation

It’s now time to expand upon Briefing 3’s listing of Signs from the Gospel accounts and Paul’s letters by considering ‘The Apocalypse’, as in the annexures to Neil Mackereth’s paper dated 21st May: Simplicity.  First, recall Apostle John’s opening remarks on its awesome origin, along with benediction (Young’s Literal Translation – in Greek here):

A revelation of Jesus Christ, that God gave to him, to shew to his servants what things it behoveth to come to pass quickly; and he did signify [it], having sent through his messenger to his servant John, who did testify the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, as many things also as he did see. Happy is he who is reading, and those hearing, the words of the prophecy, and keeping the things written in it — for the time is nigh!

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF REVELATION

The challenge in introducing Revelation to a new audience, or to infrequent readers of the book, is twofold: how do we make sense of this strange book; and how do we overcome longstanding antipathy to it, which, unfortunately, is often reinforced by those who should be explaining its message. I want to describe what apocalyptic literature is and to provide a basic overview of what Revelation is about.

The Bible, at its opening, quickly moves to the fall of man and the success of Satan. Then follows God’s sovereign selection of His chosen people Israel, the story of their triumphs, failures, trials and tribulations up to the first coming of Christ.  The New Testament describes Jesus’ life and role as Redeemer King, His death, resurrection and ascension to heaven.  At the close of the Bible, Jesus returns, Satan is overthrown and his followers are defeated.  Without the Book of Revelation, the story would be incomplete.

First, I believe it is essential to consider what the writer’s mindset might have been, if we are to have any hope of untangling and understanding the book’s mysteries. Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 10 cont’d: key signs and prophecies

We continue Annex A to Simplicity and examine some items in earlier Briefings:

KEY END-TIME (or SECOND ADVENT) SIGNS and PROPHECIES

An awareness of End-Time signs will help us to see if any world events, as they unfold in the weeks, months and years ahead, can honestly be described as fulfilling Biblical prophecy. Analysis of world events in relation to prophecy requires care and integrity, both to ensure genuine spiritual significance, and to avoid “false news”, conspiracy theories and the pronouncements of false prophets. It will be exceedingly hard to convince a sceptical world that prophecy is being fulfilled!

Some prophecies in the Bible seem particularly significant, in light of current world events, especially in the Middle-East. The following prophecies are worth bearing in mind, especially by those who are intentional about marrying historic prophecies with contemporary occurrences. They are, in short, signs of the End-Times: Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 10: the centre line – where are we now?

Annex A to Neil Mackereth’s paper Simplicity goes deeper into Matthew 24 signs than earlier Briefings 2: the ‘When?’ and 3: the ‘What?’ of Watching [cross-references to the book of Daniel are mine]:

1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

THE CENTRE LINE OF END-TIME PROPHECY – WHERE ARE WE NOW?

At the start of Matthew 24 the disciples are seeking Jesus’ acknowledgement that the Temple is a beautiful building.  They were shocked by His response, that the Temple would be utterly destroyed, not one stone left on another.  This startling prophetic statement leads them to ask two very significant questions:

“When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (Jesus responds to this as two questions, the second having two parts)

Before answering these questions, Jesus warns the disciples against being deceived by people falsely claiming to be Christ. This thread of potential deception by false prophets continues throughout the chapter.  Continue reading

Simplicity of the Gospel and in Evangelism and in End-Times – Neil Mackereth

I’m grateful to my good friend Neil Mackereth for this paper. I’ve known him since his stimulating summer-time evening courses several years ago in Winchester Vineyard Church. The appendices to this will follow in my series of End-Times Briefings.

SIMPLICITY

Jesus said: “But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” John 12:32 NIV (other versions say “I, if I be lifted up ……..”)

And: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 18:3 NIV

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Cor 11:3 KJV

Introduction

The Lord has been laying on my heart the need for simplicity. I have felt a growing urgency for clarity and, in particular, the avoidance of theological obfuscation with words such as ‘theological obfuscation’!

First, I am convinced that we stand on the threshold of an unprecedented outpouring of the Spirit. The associated revival will tax our mental and physical resources – we should be preparing now. Our Gospel message to enquiring non-believers needs to be simple and unmistakable.

Secondly, I feel called to express in plain English the End-Times timeline and why we need to re-engage with those parts of the Bible that Satan has sought to sideline. I see the two stages as closely linked: a mighty revival followed by a rapid advancement of God’s End-Time plan.

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End-Times Briefing 9 cont’d: the deep significance of Hourglass & End-times Harvest dream

A couple of hours ago Veronika published this from our dear brother:

“Today I bring yet another striking, in-depth interpretation to the dream I submitted to you all yesterday…my good friend and co-labourer Prophet Abel Praise submits some revelation for the purposes of prayer. ENJOY!!!”

DREAM INTERPRETATION…; “THE GOLDEN REVOLVING DOOR OF THE AGES AND OF ETERNAL DESTINY…AND THE HOUR GLASS OF THE END-TIME HARVEST…!!

‘Oh such great honor that The LORD grants us eyes to see and pours out HIS Spirit that we may discern what The Spirit Of The LORD is saying that we may know how to march in this hour.

‘The profound calling this prophetic dream brings us at this time is a call to contend for; recover; and administer the time-gates; or better put; the prayer-watches assigned to us in this hour; as that is how we will effectively partner with The LORD in birthing in time and eternity; being the earth and the heavens under the jurisdictions we are assigned in this hour; the predestined counsels of great awakening; revivals, victories harvest and advance into territories; the Kingdom is destined to make in this season. Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 9: Hourglass of End-time harvest – Veronica West

Late yesterday afternoon Veronika posted this on her ministry Facebook. Upon reading it Neil Mackereth, author of SIGNS: The Significance of Bible Prophecy reacted,

“That is very powerful indeed…I also had clear direction that the time of allowing the wheat and the tares to grow together is about to end – the harvest of separation is about to begin.”

I reminded him of my hearing “This is ALL about to be fulfilled!” upon opening my Bible to re-read Matthew 13’s parable of the wheat and tares harvest – see Briefing 1, Why? and The End-game Is Now In Play (we were soon to become good friends).

Here’s Veronika’s Facebook version and this published on His Kingdom Prophecy:

AN URGENCY OF TIME; THE GOLDEN REVOLVING DOOR OF THE AGES and of ETERNAL DESTINY — THE HOURGLASS of the END-TIME HARVEST!

Last night I had a powerful dream that I would like to share for the purpose of Prayer.

This dream was incredibly complex and so I will do my best to describe what I saw, heard and felt in the dream. So please bare with me as I try to share and interpret what I saw, and what I believe The LORD is revealing.

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End-Times Briefing 8: Daniel and ‘The Wonderful Numberer’ Jesus Christ

Now we examine one of the sparkling gems, a radiant diamond, found in the treasure trove of Unlocking the Biblical Watch of Messiah’s Return. First a brief recap: 

The Invisible Hand, Victor Dunstan (Megiddo Press 1984)

As at the close of Briefing 7, Victor Dunstan’s reference to three dates, or Time periods of differing length, given in the 12th chapter of Daniel point to 1917, 1948 and 1992, is derived from Dr Grattan Guinness’ mathematical work.  Subsequently, three ‘interlude’ posts tell how Jonathan R Hill has taken that work further in two books. Amongst a veritable plethora of biblical topics and scriptures he examines in-depth the role of ‘The Wonderful Numberer’ – Daniel’s chief supra-natural informant.

In his ‘Introduction’ to Unlocking the Biblical Watch of Messiah’s Return, Jonathan echoes Chuck Missler’s frustration, as quoted in Briefing 5, by noting:

“So many in the Body of Christ are ambivalent towards the Lord’s mandate to watch, but the Lord wants the church to awake! Messiah’s words to the sleeping Peter are the Lord’s words to His living body, who are currently on the earth at the end of this age: “Could you not watch with Me for one hour?” (Matt 26:40 NKJV)

This is followed by, and I’m grateful to Jonathan for his kindly permitting publication (emphases mine): 

‘DANIEL’S VISIONS

‘Daniel was privileged to receive extraordinary visions which were sealed until the ‘time of the end’ when many will run ‘to and fro’ and knowledge will increase. An apt description of our current world when knowledge and data are readily available via the internet.

Daniel 12:4 (NKJV) – “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”

‘The prophetic words of the Book of Daniel were sealed until the ‘time of the end’ – confirmed again later in the same chapter (Daniel 12):

Daniel 12:9-10 (NKJV) – And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed ’til the time of the end”. 10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.

‘Daniel’s ‘time of the end’ is now.

‘Earlier in the Book of Daniel a ‘when’ question was asked, regarding the desolation of the Temple in Jerusalem. The question was asked to someone called the ‘Wonderful Numberer’ [19]. The questioner (the ‘holy one’) clearly knew that the ‘Wonderful Numberer’ had the answer to the ‘when’ question.

Daniel 8:13 (YLT) – “And I hear a certain holy one speaking, and a certain holy one said to the wonderful numberer who is speaking: ‘Until when [is] the vision of the continual [sacrifice], and of the transgression, an astonishment, to make both sanctuary and host a treading down?’”

‘As will be seen [20], the wisdom of the ‘Wonderful Numberer’, who answered the ‘when’ question, is part of the ‘understanding’ sealed until the ‘time of the end’, when the ‘wise’ will understand. Moreover, the ‘Wonderful Numberer’ will be shown to hold the ‘Key of David’ [21] – the significance of which will be examined in detail [22].’

Notes:

‘[19] The Hebrew word for ‘Wonderful Numberer’ in Daniel 8:13 is ‘Palmoni’ (Hebrew ‘לפלמוני’ – Strong’s number 6422) and is only found once in all scripture . It is a ‘contracted’ word and contains the elements of two Hebrew words. The first is ‘pele’ and the other is ‘ma-na’. The Hebrew word ‘pele’ means ‘wonderful’ (see Isaiah 9:6) and the word ‘ma-na’ means ‘numbered’ (see Daniel 5:25-26). So, this contracted Hebrew word ‘Palmoni’ literally means ‘Wonderful Numberer’”. Taken from F.C. Gilbert’s book, Practical Lessons for the Church of Today, pp. 606-608, published by The Review in 1902.

Gill’s Exposition states: ‘another angel said to him that spoke, whose name is unknown, only called such a one, or ‘Palmoni’, which some render ‘the wonderful numberer’ or ‘the numberer of secrets’ or ‘that has all secrets numbered’; and apply it to Christ, whose name is ‘Pele’, wonderful; the eternal Word of God, that is in the bosom of the Father, and knows all secrets, and the number of times and seasons, how long they will last; what created angels know not, he does; and therefore they apply to him for instruction and knowledge in hidden things.

The ‘Wonderful Numberer’ is found in few translations yet many commentaries acknowledge this translation including Albert Barne’s Commentary, John Gill’s Exposition, Geneva Study Bible, Calvin’s Commentary, John Trapp’s Complete Commentary, Matthew Poole’s Annotations, Treasury of Scripture Knowledge and E. W. Bullinger’s Companion Notes. (See StudyLight.org Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Daniel 8:13)

‘[20] See chapter ‘Numbers, Triangles and Pyramids in Scripture’ and section ‘The ‘Wonderful Numberer’ as the Seventh Pyramid’.

‘[21] See chapter ‘Tools of the Watch’ and section ‘The Key of David’.

‘[22] See chapter ‘Tools of the Watch’ and section ‘The ‘Wonderful Numberer’ Holds the Key of David’.’  [Isaiah 22:22 << THAT NUMBER AGAIN! – RB]

Daniel 8:13-21 [Scripture For All Interlinear OT Hebrew]

NB: reference at note 19 to Jesus as knowing hidden things, ie ‘mysteries’, per recent post Kingdom Mysteries – Jesus Points to Mathematics (originally posted 6 April 2018).

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Veronika West re-emphasises Nov 2018 prophetic dream and word for US political parties

Having seen the previous post of Tony Puccio’s dream about this coming November’s US presidential election, Veronika remarks:“I had this word in 2018 but I shared it again a few months ago. Interesting in light of the word you shared this morning from Tony. God is speaking clearlyand provides link to Urgent Word for America concerning Republicans & Democrats at His Kingdom Prophecy]. 

Therefore, I now republish this blog’s version:

PROPHETIC DREAM AND WORD FOR US POLITICAL PARTIES – 8 Nov 2018

Posted on her Ignite Ireland Ministry Facebook today, this word delivered by Veronika is a spiritual ‘upgrade’ to the ‘Third Term Panic’ cartoon by political cartoonist Thomas Nast published in Harper’s Weekly, 7th November 1874. (It is accredited with being the origin of the ‘Grand Old Party’s’ icon of an elephant and includes the Democrat icon of a mule or ‘jackass’ dressed in a lion skin.)

URGENT WORD FOR AMERICA CONCERNING BOTH REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS…!

A WORD TO ALL THE ELEPHANTS (REPUBLICANS), “WATCH! FOR A SUPERNATURAL ACCELERATION IS COMING UPON THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, THEY WILL BECOME UNSTOPPABLE AND UNCONTAINABLE, THERE WILL BE AN EVEN GREATER SHAKE-UP, BOTH POLITICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY, TAKING PLACE OVER THE LAND; WATCH AND PRAY! FOR THERE WILL BE A BREAKING OF THE BACKS OF MANY DONKEYS (DEMOCRATS) IN THE DAYS AHEAD, THEIR CRIES WILL GO UNHEARD FOR GOD HAS HARDENED THE HEARTS OF THEIR TASK MASTERS…!

A few nights ago I had a VERY STRANGE AND PECULIAR DREAM; In this dream I heard a strange sound it was like the sound of the rumbling of thunder in the far distance, as I listened the sound grew louder and louder and the ground beneath my feet began to shake and tremble, then I could feel a wind begin to blow across the place I was standing in and suddenly I saw in the distance a LARGE HERD OF ELEPHANTS STAMPEDING ACROSS THE LAND. Now in the dream as I looked with great astonishment at these incredibly large and powerful creatures it was quickened to me by the Spirit that I was being shown something beginning to unfold concerning the Nation of America. As I looked at this great herd of Elephants stampeding across the land I heard these words,

“WATCH! FOR WHAT I AM ABOUT TO DO IN THIS NATION WILL BE UNSTOPPABLE AND UNCONTAINABLE, FOR THERE IS NOW COMING AN EVEN GREATER SHAKING BOTH SPIRITUALLY AND POLITICALLY TO THIS NATION, WATCH! FOR MY HAND OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE IS NOW MOVING TO SHAKE, SHIFT AND SIFT THIS NATION”!

Then suddenly the dream shifted and I saw a small herd of DONKEYS walking towards me. Now as I looked at these donkeys I saw that they were HEAVY LADEN carrying a great number of clay bricks upon their backs. As I looked again I saw that there was a man walking behind them with I long stick and he was beating many of the donkeys shouting at them to keep walking, then suddenly I saw one of the donkeys collapse under the great weight of its load and the man with the stick immediately ran over to the creature and began to beat the animal, I saw that the animal was dying but the man began to kick the donkey and shouted even louder telling it to get up and walk, but the donkey was severely exhausted and I watched as the animal lay down and died. Then I watched as the man unloaded the bricks from the dead donkey’s back and proceeded to load up the clay bricks upon the other donkeys who were already heavy laden and then I watched as the man left the dead donkey’s corpse behind him and then began to beat upon the backs of the donkeys that were now carrying the extra load. Then I heard these words,
“WATCH! FOR THE BACKS OF MANY DONKEYS WILL BE BROKEN AND THEY SHALL PLEAD FOR MERCY BUT THEIR CRIES WILL GO UNHEARD AND UNHEEDED, FOR I HAVE HARDENED THE HEARTS OF THEIR TASK MASTERS”! (The dream ended)

LISTEN, WATCH AND PRAY; “Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed–without remedy. When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan”!

Let us PRAY; FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND THE CHURCH IN THIS HOUR, LET’S SEEK GOD’S FACE FOR WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, KNOWLEDGE, STRENGTH, POWER, COUNSEL AND THE FEAR OF THE LORD.

PS; PLEASE PRAY AND WEIGH AND SHARE AS THE SPIRIT LEADS.
RB’s Footnote: This reminds me of the warnings Revd John Kilpatrick has received for America, especially this received two weeks after Donald Trump’s inauguration:

(The Lord said), “Tell the people that the middle-ground has now disappeared! It’s either going to be evil or it’s going to be Godly!
“Tell them! Tell them it’s either going to be evil or it’s going to be Godly”. He said, “The evil will be evil still and the righteous will be righteous still. There is no middle-ground any more!...”

Prophetic warning and words: Battle for the Gates of the Nation

Posted Saturday 13th June 2020

A week to the day after Lisa Tierney posted a call to pray against random stabbings a Libyan terrorist ran amok killing three people in Forbury Gardens in central Reading, Berkshire.

Yinka Oyekan, pastor of The Gate in Tilehurst, Reading, posted on this prophetic word on his Facebook yesterday:

THE BATTLE AT HAND IS A BATTLE FOR THE GATES OF THE NATION 

(Last night I I started the evening in tears and deep grief and pain over the senseless killings in a beautiful public garden in our town, I stayed up to pray and Father downloaded this word to me)

“I am calling the United Kingdom back to righteousness

“Understand this, my heavenly activity always attracts demonic opposition. Therefore, speak to my Daughters, speak to Bristol, Reading, Southampton, Kent, London and Birmingham. Speak and do not be silent; tell my daughters to raise up their watchmen pick up their shields, strengthen their gates, gather their nobles and sound their trumpets, let her priests burn incense .

“Tell Bristol that she shall be a breaker of chains. I have seen her people throw of the stench of historic abuse, I have watched them cast down her idols and throw off the yoke of slavery. Tell Bristol I will give her a new identity, I will fight for her, heal her and restore her. Tell her to turn to me that she might have clean garments.

“A great renewal is coming to Reading, but it will be through much sifting. The Gates have been shaken, but I have heard her cry and seen her tears. I promised you My glory shall visit, and the time is drawing close; speak to Reading say to her ‘Fear not precious daughter for your gates shall be fortified, you were a place people passed through, but no longer, you shall be a place people flock to, a great spiritual awakening is coming’.

“Tell Southampton that she will be a beacon of light. I will ease her infrastructure and lighten her load, for she has spoken up and eased the burden of my people.

“Speak to Kent and tell her to get ready. She shall be a source of a new cultural renaissance. Call it forth, speak it out, declare it, says the Lord. No longer on the edge but at the centre of an artistic and cultural awakening

“Speak to Birmingham and remind her that she is called to leadership. Let the sleeping giant rise for you will be more than the heartbeat, you will be a source of great economic strength for you have laboured on behalf of the poor.

“Speak to London and remind her to be kind, to be patient to serve. Tell her watchmen, I am still in the process of redistributing power, what you see is not the end of the story, there is more to come, for the old power structures are being dismantled. But I will still strengthen Elizabeth for she honours me, I will take her along a new path but she will have to be a peacemaker for she fears My name, her wisdom will be called upon, and I will bless William for his compassion, his charity and his love for his fellow man, a man in whom there is no guile.

“Tell my daughters that as in the days of Daniel, angelic help is on the way. Daniel prayed with perseverance – do likewise.

“And Son don’t be discouraged, remember I am with you”

In the early hours as I prayed my heart was greatly strengthened my spirit revived and my pain eased although the deep sense of grief remains as I feel the pain of my town weigh heavy on me. Pray for the families affected in our town.

Yinka Oyekan

Veronika West also posts on Ignite Ireland Ministries:

THE READING TERROR ATTACK; FORBURY GARDENS…”THE LION OF JUDAH IS ROARING AT THE GATES….THE POWERS OF THE ENEMY SHALL BE PUSHED BACK…THE WALLS SHALL FALL AS MY GLORY RISES IN THE NATION”…!!

Last night as the news broke about a terror attack in FORBURY Gardens in Reading my heart cry was Father have Mercy…,as those words came out of my mouth I heard the sound of the ROAR OF THE LION OF JUDAH….and I saw the FORBURY LION STATUE come up before me and I heard these words…“THE LION OF JUDAH IS ROARING AT THE GATES OF THIS NATION”…,as I heard the Lion of Judah Roar I saw a battle unfolding in the realm of the Spirit and I heard these words…”There is a battle for the Gates of this Nation”...but then I saw His Glory at the Gates….I saw the Captain of Angel Armies and a multitude of Warring Angels at the Gates and I heard the Spirit say,

“LISTEN!!! FOR THE ROAR OF THE LION OF JUDAH CAN BE HEARD AT THE GATES OF THIS NATION….BUT WATCH FOR JUST LIKE THE WALLS OF JERICHO THAT CAME TUMBLING DOWN, SO THE WALLS OF RACISM, INJUSTICE, DIVISION AND DESTRUCTION WILL COME CRASHING DOWN…I say to you Beloved, it’s time to Rally the Troops, to Awaken the Mighty Warriors for a Battle waits at the Gates…but I say FEAR NOT for My Glory shall Arise to push back the powers of darkness that threaten to overthrow the Destiny of this Nation…I say this Nation shall BE SAVED AND THE GATES SHALL BECOME A DOORWAY THAT LEADS TO TRANSFORMATION AND REFORMATION IN THE NATION”..!

AMEN and again AMEN.

Historical Footnote:

References to battle for this nation are historically resonant because centrally placed, the Forbury Gardens would possibly have been the perimeter of the Viking camp built 1,150 years ago at the river Thames’ south-bank confluence with the river Kennett during their invasion and attempt to conquer Wessex. The future king Alfred and reigning brother Aethelred’s army got close to the encampment only to be beaten back by the emerging Vikings (Reading Museum and Wikipedia Battle of Reading). The Forbury Gardens are situated on land at the western end of Reading Abbey, as established in AD 1121 by Henry I (see paper for town churches’ spiritual mapping).

Unlocking the Biblical Watch of Messiah’s Return – Jonathan R. Hill

In our considering principles behind use of numbers and associated basic mathematics in the Bible, my catching up with the following news is timely – I’m pleased to learn that author Jonathan R. Hill is finding his researches also connect into Time!

Here’s the proofreaders’ clear recommendation circulated for Jonathan’s new book:

‘In this new book Jonathan reinforces the straightforward, but profound, mathematical principles of triangular and pyramid numbers and how they help reveal and reinforce wonderful truths in the Bible, using the numerical equivalents for the letters in each word in the original Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible.

‘These principles were initially studied in his first book (on The Sign Miracles of John – RB: as herein) and the results were fascinating, revealing important concepts that are relevant for both the Church and Israel in these end times. They now lay a strong foundation for this ‘Biblical Watch for Messiah’s Return’. These numbers are used in the studies themselves and help us to understand the types involved, and also the time periods that connect the important events that are highlighted.

‘Also included in this book are details of and revelations about the Jubilee Cycle, the important and ‘high’ numbers that there are in Scripture (like ‘120’), the time of day of Christ’s resurrection, the reason Anna had to wait 84 years to see the Messiah, the importance of the Balfour Declaration in 1917, the Armistice in 1918, the World Economic Conference of 1933, the 9/11 attack in 2001, the rescue of the Chilean miners in 2010 and even Brexit!

‘Jonathan also shows how the ‘Key of David’ gives ‘understanding’ in God’s presence and what ‘leaven’ means for the Church today.

‘It truly is a book which explores and explains the concepts that are needed to study, and ‘watch’ for, Messiah’s (Jesus’) return at the Rapture for his Bride, the Church.

‘This book is, in my opinion, the most important Christian book for the Church in the first quarter of this 21st Century.

‘May I encourage you to order a copy (and also the previous one on the Sign Miracles, if you’ve not already got it) and be blessed?

‘Jonathan’s website JR Hill – Books has links to buy both books and also his ‘New Watch Events’ page.

‘I have read both books out loud to Pat (as we have been proof-reading them). We have found that reading them to each other has really helped us both to understand the truths and the concepts they contain, and they truly leave us with hope for the future.

‘We commend this teaching to you.

‘Many blessings’

‘Keith and Pat’

Next, we learn the identity of one of Daniel’s sources as his ‘Wonderful Numberer’ >>

Kingdom mysteries – Jesus points to mathematics

[First posted 6 April 2018 as A Post-Resurrection Miracle as a ‘Mystery’ Now Revealed]

His disciples came to Jesus and said, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” and He replied, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him (and her) more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore, I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand…” (Matthew 13:10-13 NKJV)

Definition: ‘Mystery’, Greek musterion (moos-tay-ree-on; Strongs #3466). From mueo, “to initiate into the mysteries”, hence a secret known only to the initiated, something hidden requiring special revelation. In the NT the word denotes something that people could never know by their own understanding and that demands a revelation from God. The secret thoughts, plans and dispensations of God remain hidden from unregenerate mankind, but are revealed to all believers. In non-biblical Greek musterion is knowledge withheld, concealed or silenced. In biblical Greek it is truth revealed (Col 1:26). NT musterion focuses upon Christ’s sinless life, atoning death, powerful resurrection and dynamic ascension.’ [New Spirit-Filled Study Bible]

The above, ancient meaning of ‘mystery’ is rarely understood and appreciated, even by those solidly grounded in scripture. As told in my testimony, my pre-Christian life got immersed in that esoteric knowledge, and so I’m experienced in this matter and can attest that the difference between that discipline and holy revelations from the Almighty is like the contrast between His Light and the devil’s darkness.

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