Updates on the London area awakening – more!

Further to my post on events in London and Essex, I’m grateful to Jonathan Ely and Michael Marcel for important news about Ilford and to Tony Puccio for informing me today of America’s CBN News report on Saturday’s JustOne outreach in the Emirates Stadium. It’s also published in the UK’s Inspire Magazine and both are of unattributed author. The article reads:

‘The UK’s largest evangelism event since Billy Graham’s crusade decades ago hit the heart of Britain at the weekend with thousands responding to the Gospel message from evangelist J John.

”Literally, thousands of people have come forward to give their lives to Jesus,” said Peter Wooding, London Bureau Chief of the Global News Alliance.

‘The event should encourage Christians across the United Kingdom to pick up the banner of evangelism and begin sharing the Gospel, one national prayer leader said.

“I believe that God has already released a grace over the United Kingdom and it’s going to be very easy to get saved in Britain and this is just a foretaste,” Jonathan Oloyede told Wooding.

‘High profile performers such as Matt Redman, Hillsong London, and Noel Robinson led worship and a number of speakers including Canon Andrew White, Julia Immonen, Lord Michael Hastings, and Linvoy Primus also ministered to the crowd.

‘J.John told Premier Christianity in an interview last month that the world needs to see the church engaging in mass evangelism.

“There is biblical authority and historical precedent for mass evangelism. I find it significant that outside the increasingly secular West, mass evangelism has continued, particularly in the majority world, with some spectacular rallies in places like Africa,” J.John said.

“Mass evangelism reminds the world that the Church is not dead. It’s easy to ignore a few little fellowships hidden away in anonymous buildings in a dozen suburbs. It’s much less easy if there are tens of thousands of people in your city’s main stadium. JustOne at the Emirates Stadium is the first of many anticipated stadium events.”

‘Plans are for the next stadium event to be on 9 June 2018 at Gillingham FC’s Priestfield Stadium in Kent.

‘Watch Peter Wooding’s interview with Jonathan Oloyede here (presently not available) and catch up with the latest at JustOne here.’

ILFORD, ESSEX.

Jonathan emailed on what’s happening at Capstone Church the day after my blogging on JustOne & Ilford: “So many miracles happening, fire of God, I am watching every night on livestream and going at least twice a week.  Extended to 31 July 4 nights a week”

Michael’s longer news followed soon afterwards: “I have been to six meetings so far, but unfortunately I missed the most powerful one on Sunday!

“In my opinion Jereme Nelson has released something into Capstone Church – I will not call it revival or an awakening yet, but I do believe it is a renewal/refreshing and it depends on us as to whether it becomes a revival/awakening…

Michael’s most emphatic: “We have not had something like this in our nation for a long time and it could develop into something wonderful…. I urge you to make a sacrifice and come to a meeting. I believe that these are meetings which you go to to receive what is on offer and then take it back to your church/friends and release it. Two of my friends who are no slouches when praying for people came for two nights last week and they said their anointing went up a level…

“There are signs and wonders already happening. I attach a video of a fan next to Miranda Nelson which has a flame in the middle of it. Jerame said it was a sign that the Lord was fanning something into flame! Also the keyboard started to play on its own. There have also been a number of people healed this week.

“For this refreshing to continue and develop it needs new people to come each night, which will give it momentum. I know it is not the easiest place to get to, but it is where God told the pastors to build a church…Please come and please spread the word around.”

He sent this late Mon pm: ‘The pastor of Bethel Church Preston brought a mini-bus full of his congregation to Capstone Church the week before last, and then drove back after the meeting arriving at 5.00am! They were seriously hungry!

‘A lady in her 70’s who went with him to Capstone was at another church meeting in Lytham St Annes. She told the pastor what was happening and he told the congregation. Hungry people lined up for her to pray for them and the anointing of God was so powerful that people five back fell over when she prayed.

‘The meetings in Capstone, Ilford are going on until the end of the month at least so please try to come, or go to Preston.’

Revival Alert: London area awakening

JustOne with J.John at Emirates Stadium, 8th July 2017 (click 4 video in same screen)

Michael Marcel, who blogs at UK Awakening and maintains a historical listing of revival sites at UK Wells alerted me today to the following revival-related events this weekend:

“This Saturday is a very important event at the Emirates Stadium, London. It is one of the biggest evangelistic events in decades. Please try to support it and take an unsaved person. J John is taking a risk and deserves our support. This meeting’s timing is amazing as our nation has not been in such a bad place since the war – God is on the move and people are ready to receive Him into their hearts.

Just One finishes at 6.00pm, so just in time to nip across to the 7.00pm Capstone Church meeting.

Michael had emailed supporters on 29th June about what’s happening in Ilford, Essex.

“I am sure we are all aware of the desperate situation our nation is in. There is a revival going on in San Diego that has been going on for 18 months – they are on their 390th meeting. The leader of that is Jerame Nelson and he decided last week to come to England and is having meetings at Capstone Church, Ilford, each night at 7.00pm until Saturday.

“I believe that these meetings at Capstone Church over the next few days are going to be very important for our nation. I encourage you to get here if you can. But you can also watch the revival meetings online.”

Update 4th July:

“The meetings last week with Jerame Nelson at Capstone Church, Ilford, were powerful; in fact in my estimation they were the most powerful I have been to in the UK since 1994. “Jerame’s wife, Miranda, will be ministering there from Wednesday to Saturday, this week at 7.00pm.>”I am not saying that it is revival, but undoubtably they are carrying something which one can receive and take back to your churches.

“Please try to come to at least one meeting – the nation needs what they are releasing.”

Footnote: Doug Addison refc on this blog, Why 2016 Could Be the Start of Something New and his New Move of God Starts in Southern California.

PRAY for the UK & Nations – March 18th, Plymouth

Click image for Churches Together In Plymouth

Date/Time: Saturday 18th March (9am – 11am)

Venue: Plymouth Christian Centre, Cattedown Roundabout, PL4 9HG.

Overview: An opportunity to pray for the UK and global events. What to expect if you’re able to join us:

  • 9.00am – Coffee/Tea in the Upper Church Hall (follow the signs from the front door);
  • 9.15am – Introduction and Sung Worship
  • 9.30am – Praying for the UK
  • 10.15am – Praying for World Affairs
  • 11.00am – Close

Contact: Ben Kay (07711 998031) or Bryan Pullinger (01503 230187)

Prayer Resources: World Prayer Centre

Summary: With all the current ‘shakings’ in our country and across the globe, this is a great opportunity to ‘stand in the gap’ and pray for God’s sovereign purposes to come to fruition in the UK and other nations.

We will use some of the resources provided by the World Prayer Centre to guide us in our prayers especially in light of the expected triggering of Article 50 in March.

Future Dates:

  • Saturday 13th May
  • Saturday 15th July
  • Saturday 16th September
  • Saturday 11th November

Acknowledgements: Churches Together in Plymouth12am CRY

Glasgow 16-17 September – next level adventures

Glasgow Prophetic Centre

Further to the recent posts on building the Kingdom, join Emma Stark and the Glasgow Prophetic Centre team for this gathering of passionate pioneers in the magnificent Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. If you have felt a stirring in your spirit to see the ‘greater things’ – the next level adventures with God – then this important event is for you!

NEXT LEVEL ADVENTURES!
Over the course of a packed evening and full day of worship, teaching, prophecy, fellowship and activation you will:

  • Be radically moved to the next level in a more biblically ‘normal’ Christianity
  • Encounter Father, Son and Holy Spirit in a deeper way
  • Be challenged, stretched and inspired by some of the best prophetic and Bible teachers in the land
  • Receive healing of body and mind as you…
  • Experience new levels of freedom from past limitations
  • Rejoice as Jesus sets you free from the chains of past trauma and repetitive failures
  • Enjoy the Holy Spirit giving you new strength and stamina for the journey
  • Discover Christ’s five-fold strategy for building His church

CLICK TO REGISTER

Shake the Nations – Legacy Conference, Peterborough 30 June – 2 July

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Shake The Nations Ministries (image links to website)

STN ministries, known for evangelism plus healing to masses around the world – as well as its close association with The Bay of The Holy Spirit Revival (see intro email and blogs) – invites Christians to:

LEGACY CONFERENCE 2016

‘…The first annual Shake the Nations Ministries conference with a clear call for the Church to return to the fires of Pentecost.

‘We must build on the legacy of our forefathers such as Smith Wigglesworth, The Jeffrey brothers, John and Charles Wesley, and Evan Roberts. This generation must seek God for a move of the Holy Spirit, that the lost might be saved, the sick healed, and the captives set free in Jesus’ mighty name!

UK/EU in/out #1: Referendum and Remnant’s opportunity

First published on 22nd April and re-posted with the kind permission of the managing editor of ProphecyTodayUK.(click title for original):

THE REFERENDUM: AN EXERCISE IN BULLYING by Dr Clifford Hill

The Government’s propaganda may put people off, or it may deceive them – just as the nation was deceived in the 1975 EU Referendum.

C Hill 163835British people dislike bullies. We have a strong sense of fair play and on big issues we like to weigh the evidence and make up our own minds. We are an island people and we value our independence. We do not like being bullied. This is why the huge pressure being put upon the electorate by the Government and their overseas friends, international leaders, big business corporations and bankers may prove to be counter-productive.

The Government promised to help the undecided by publishing the facts. Instead, they have spent £9 million on a blatant piece of propaganda trying to persuade us to stay in the European Union. The front page title of the booklet gives the game away. It says nothing about a presentation of the facts. Its title is “Why the Government believes that voting to remain in the European Union is the best decision for the UK”. It then states “The UK has secured a special status in the reformed EU”.

We should surely be entitled to ask, what ‘special status’? And in what way is the EU ‘reformed’? Are the British people once again being deceived by lies from powerful politicians – as we were 40 years ago?

More Deception?

What is happening today looks very similar to how we were tricked into entered the European Union. Ted Heath, the Prime Minister who did the original deal in 1973, readily admitted before he died that he had lied to Parliament and to the British people because he knew that we were not simply joining a trading group but that the intention was always to work towards the formation of a United States of Europe in which we would all lose our sovereign identity.1

This fact was deliberately kept hidden from the British public when we voted at the 1975 referendum on whether or not we should stay in the ‘European Economic Community’ (‘Common Market’) as it was then described. In those days it was largely a trading group with nine member states, whereas today the EU is a very different beast, with 28 members in a tightly regulated organisation bound by treaties, such as Maastricht and Lisbon, and controlled by an unelected Commission backed by an enormous bureaucracy, with institutions such as the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice exercising enormous power over our own parliament and legal courts.

When the Maastricht Treaty was being negotiated there were attempts by churches to get some reference to the Judaeo-Christian heritage of Europe but this was strongly resisted by secular humanists, who prevailed.2 The resultant European Union is not only deliberately a godless – in fact, God-denying – organisation, but it is also systemically corrupt, as demonstrated by the fact that it has not been able to persuade the auditors to endorse its accounts for at least the past five years.3 In this country, if a company were in that situation they would not only be prosecuted but they would not be allowed to continue in business.

Miracles in the Past

So how should Christians decide on such an important issue? We surely have to recognise the moral and spiritual battle for the soul of Britain that is involved in the present referendum debate. Christians need to know what God is saying to us, not least by looking at the recent history of Britain in a biblical context. This enables us to understand the purposes of God and what he requires of a nation with a strong Judaeo-Christian heritage such as Britain’s.

There are still many people in the older generation who remember that God worked a miracle at Dunkirk in 1940, saving our army from annihilation and giving us victory in the Battle of Britain in the skies. Even Churchill acknowledged in Parliament that it Dunkirk was a “miracle of deliverance”.4 Those were days when the whole nation turned to prayer.

It was also at a time of national prayer that Hitler took the irrational decision not to invade Britain. It is now recognised that if the German invasion had taken place in 1940 nothing could have stopped them conquering Britain. Dad’s Army would no doubt have fought valiantly but German Panzer tanks would have been rolling down Whitehall within days.

When a nation puts its destiny in the hands of God it can expect miracles to happen. It has happened in the past and it can happen again today – if there is a sufficiently strong believing remnant in the country.

Opportunity for the Remnant

Of course we know that as a nation we have spurned our spiritual heritage: we have passed many ungodly laws and we no longer deserve to be called a Christian nation. But there is undoubtedly a strong remnant of believers in the older generation and there are many indications of young people coming to faith in Jesus – possibly in reaction to the mess their unbelieving parents have made of the nation. It is the middle generation who are missing in many churches up and down the country today.

Believing Christians know that as a nation we deserve judgement but we also know the love and mercy of God who has given a solemn promise, “If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned” (Jer 18:7).

The Referendum debate is bringing believing Christians to prayer throughout the country. Many prayer meetings are organised for this weekend, St George’s Day, 23 April, and many more are planned between now and 23 June. These prayer meetings give us a chance to seek the Lord and know what he is saying to the nation so that we can pray in line with God’s will and vote accordingly.

Word on the EU, 2015

We have already nailed our colours to the mast in this magazine but we know many Christians who are still undecided. We respect their integrity and we therefore encourage them to join other Christians in prayer where they can spend time spreading the whole issue before the Lord who will surely answer in clarity.

Alongside this article we are printing a prophecy from David Noakes that has already been widely circulated. I was with him when he received this prophecy towards the end of last year. David and I have been close friends and colleagues since the early days of the old printed magazine, Prophecy Today.

We have shared a platform at hundreds of meetings over the years and I have heard him prophesy many times, but I have never heard him bring a word that is as directional as this. In publishing it today, please understand that we are not saying that this is a direct word from the Lord. We offer it in love and humility to our fellow believers for weighing and testing, and we offer it as part of the process of seeking the word of the Lord for Britain today.

References

  1. Eg. Quote from PRO/FCO 30/789, Sub-committee of official committee on monetary aspects of UK entry to EEC, 1970. The Heath Government’s positive response: PRO/CAB 164/771, Informal talks with the European Commission and the exchange of views with member countries during the negotiation period, 1970.
  2. Eg. Anderson, MJ. Ungodly Ways: The Dark Side of the European Union. CRISIS Magazine, 1 June 2003.
  3. Waterfield, B and Dominiczak, P. EU auditors refuse to sign off more than £100billion of its own spending. The Telegraph, 4 November 2014.
  4. Speech to the House of Commons, 4 June 1940. Transcript available via The Churchill Society.

Brussels bursts the balloon of theological speculation!

Do this week’s dreadful events in Brussels expose theological errors on the rise of the Antichrist? In my opinion, yes.

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The flags of the EU and of ISIS, courtesy The Four Signposts

As there’s neither time or opportunity to expand upon this claim in depth let me stir your thoughts on a few points.

Students of Bible prophecy know theologians have long-held to the idea that scripture, especially the Books of Daniel and The Apocalypse, foretells the revival of the defunct, ancient Roman Empire. Consequently, the post-WWII Treaty of Rome and creation of the European Union was seen by most modern theologians and teachers on prophecy as the re-birth of that empire, from which the Antichrist would emerge as a world leader. The prophetic corpus explains all the disastrous consequences that would attend such a scenario as a result of a leader’s assumption of totalitarian power and subsequent attacks upon Jews and the state of Israel.

However, since the turn of the Century an increasing number of scholars have posited a different explanation of prophecy; one more in keeping with the geopolitical realities about which it foretells. Namely, Israel and its Middle-Eastern milieu. That is, the nature of Islam makes it, or a part of it, rather than the EU the source of the person to fulfill that prophesied role.

Invisible HandPreviously I’ve noted the author of the book that started my journey, The Invisible Hand, drew attention to the modern ascendancy of Islam, although he followed others’ assumptions about the roles of Europe and of Russia. Even so, as shown in US Presidents’ Actions Relate to Daniel’s Visions, Victor Dunstan’s world scenario drawn in mid-1980s closes: ‘The personification of the Beast will take control of the revived Islamic Empire’!

In fact, this week’s attacks upon Brussels, where the EU’s head is located, symbolise a spiritual conflict and contest between those two candidates for Antichrist!! And this precludes any consideration of the exceptional vulnerability brought about by European defiance of scripture in its anti-Israel policies, as considered earlier in this blog, and the latest illegality of which the Daily Mail published recently.

daniel-revisited-cover-smallAuthor of Daniel Revisited, Mark Davidson considers this theological question and briefly explains in The Attacks in Brussels and Paris, and Rome vs. Islam why Europe can no longer be considered as the source of the infamous biblical personage:

‘If Europe was truly the future power base of the Antichrist, wouldn’t it at least have some vestige of outrage calling for a military confrontation? Why aren’t the Germans, French, Belgians, Dutch and Brits calling for forming a 200,000-man army and smashing the teeth in of Islamic State, the source du jour of Islamic jihadists, um, I mean, terrorists? It’s because Europe is simply not the future power base of the Antichrist. Islam is.

‘The future power base of the Antichrist is the one doing the bombing. And it just occurred to me that these attacks – claimed by IS – are yet another data point showing in reality what is really happening right before our eyes. If you knew nothing of Bible prophecy, which political sphere of influence might have the culture and attitude to support the Antichrist’s ambitions? The Continent tired of war, or the Realm that is in places acting like a wild beast wanting to rip into its victims?’ (Read the full article by clicking above title.)

A Muslim Perspective

Now consider the secular opinion of the Muslim and Pakistan-born author, columnist and broadcaster and a founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress – Tarek Fatah. His article Brussels: Another Wake-up Call in Toronto Sun opens:

‘Another day, another city, yet the script that started unfolding in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in 1998 and that shocked the world on 9/11 in New York is the same — jihadi killers let loose on unsuspecting “infidels”. On Tuesday, Belgium’s capital of Brussels fell in line with London, Madrid, and Paris as Western capitals brought to their knees by jihadi terrorists seeking the annihilation of Western civilization.

‘If the actions committed by the soldiers of international jihad were predictable, the reaction of Western leaders was also familiar to ordinary, anxious citizens of North America and Europe – cowardice wrapped in political correctness…(Emphasis added)

‘As anger at the inability of Western countries to fight the spread of jihadi Islamism grows, the reaction of their leaders has numbed into cliché-ridden rhetoric…When (leaders) of the free world (are) careful not to name the entity that attacks the U.S. and its allies, how can we expect to defeat this evil cancer that keeps spreading?

‘Imagine President Franklin D. Roosevelt not naming the Nazi regime of Germany as the enemy Americans (and British Commonwealth) fought and laid down their lives to fight against in the Second World War.’

In closing let me quote Archbishop Justin Welby:

“In the great Holy Week of Christian prayer and mercy, the Brussels attacks shock all those who seek peace and justice through the terrible cruelty and utter separation from all that is of God. Once again we see the contrast between the vain efforts to terrify through indiscriminate murder, and the call of God to be those who show mercy, who seek peace and pursue it. Let us at every service this week pray for those caught up in the traumatic events at the airport and in the City of Brussels.”

Let us pray also for all our political leaders and ministers to repent of repudiating Christ and that all resolve to uphold and follow rather than negate and ridicule Gospel truths – amen.

UPDATE 4/4/16

“I will make you (Abram and descendants through Isaac) a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you”… (Gen 12:2-3 NKJV)

For the day of the LORD is near upon all the nations is near: as you have done (to Israel), it shall be done to you; your reprisal shall return upon your own head (Obadiah 1:15 NKJV)

Soeren Kern, Why Belgium is Ground-Zero for European Jihadis:

The terrorist attacks on the airport and metro in Brussels are casting a spotlight, once again, on Belgium’s ignominious role as a European haven for jihadists. Several distinct but interconnected factors help explain why Brussels, the political capital of Europe, has emerged as the jihadist capital of Europe

American intelligence official: “When we have to contact these people [European officials] or send our guys over to talk to them, we’re essentially talking with people who are… children. These are not pro-active, they don’t know what’s going on. They’re in such denial. It’s such a frightening thing to admit their country is being taken over.”

Caroline Glick, The Consequences of Anti-Zionism:

…In the aftermath of the ISIS attacks in Brussels, will Europeans demand to know why European resources are being used to fund espionage against the IDF on the one hand, and Palestinian security services that commit murder and support jihad on the other?

Just as Ad Kan’s revelations indicate that law breaking, while not intrinsic to the operations of anti-Zionist, EU-funded Israeli groups, so it would seem that while not intrinsic to anti-Zionist foreign policies, governments that are hostile to Israel tend to have incoherent and incompetent policies for  contending with the threat of jihad.

This of course, is eminently predictable. After all, if you believe that Israel is the cause of the pathologies of the Islamic world, then you will likely be blind to the nature of the jihadist threat and the danger it poses to your nation.

Following the ISIS strikes in Brussels, both Israeli and American security experts spoke bitterly of the ineptitude of Belgian security services. It is not that the forces themselves are incompetent. Rather, the experts said, their political leadership refuses to allow them to take the actions necessary to protect their country.

The Belgians, like their European brethren generally, refuse to deal with jihad. Instead of acknowledging and dealing forthrightly with the phenomenon, they seek every possible excuse to ignore it.

According to senior government officials, the Belgians are among the most vociferous foes of Israel in the EU. Europe’s obsessive castigation of Israel is a central aspect of their jihad avoidance strategy. If Israel is to blame for everything, then they can save themselves by pouring billions of euros on the PA and by funding Israeli anti-Zionist subversives.

This position is of course irrational and by clinging to it, the Europeans have enabled the jihadist forces arrayed against them to gather and grow…

(Emphases added)

Read also ‘ne-plus ultra’ journalist Glick on the EU’s illegal trade war on Israel.

 

Prophecy conference in Windsor, 12-13th February

A FORTNIGHT THIS COMING WEEKEND…awake-feb-2016_01_0

Click on image for full details and to book attendance.

Read Dr Bill Hamon’s 2016: “God’s Spiritual World War III” and prophetic words for 2016 brought by Drs Jane and Sharon by clicking here and here respectively.

A most joyfully blessed Christmas to all

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Then the angel said to the shepherds keeping watch over their flocks at night,

“Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the City of David a Saviour, who is Christ he Lord…”  (Luke 2:8-14)+  +  +

Readers, have a ‘Mega-merry’ Christmas, as may be inferred from the OT Hebrew word ashar (Strong’s #833, as in Proverbs 31:28 on the virtuous wife), meaning

‘happy, blessed, prosperous, successful, from original root ‘be straight, upright’.’

Better still is New Testament Greek’s makarios (Strong’s #3107), which means

‘from root mak, indicating large, or of long durationhappy, supremely blessed, a condition in which congratulations are in order. It is a grace word that expresses the special joys and satisfaction granted the person who experiences salvation.’

This ‘Blessed’ is used in The Beatitudes, or the Sermon on the Mount, as recorded in Matthew 5. (From NKJV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Exec ed. Dr Jack Hayford)

May it be an especially blessed night of spiritual silence and insight for everyone.

The Austrian carol Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht is one of my old favourites. First played on this day in 1818 near Salzburg, my father heard it during his long stay in Stalag IIIA. (He liked the look of Austria as seen whilst being conveyed en-route as a captive from the Battle for Crete in 1941. So we holidayed in the Tyrol in 1950-60s.)

This Celtic version with superb voice and violin is sublime…

 

Rejoice! The Lord Almighty has sent His Joy into the world.

I make no apology if you’ve already seen this splendid celebration! Be thoroughly blessed!

Published 5th December 2013 it’s amassed over 15 MILLION HITS on YouTube! Starting with a single cellist on the floor of the National Air and Space Museum’s “Milestones of Flight” gallery, and swelling to 120 musicians, The U.S. Air Force Band exhilarated museum visitors with its first-ever flash mob. The four-minute performance featured an original arrangement of “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring/Joy to the World,” led by the band’s commander and conductor, Col. Larry H. Lang. Unsuspecting museum visitors including tourists and school groups were astonished as instrumentalists streamed into the gallery from behind airplanes and space capsules, and vocalists burst into song from the Museum’s second floor balcony.