PRAY UK – Plymouth, Saturday 12th January

I’ve received the following details of the above event where attendees will be praying for two nations in particular:

United Kingdom regarding Brexit and wider issues (see below).

Indonesia – As thousands of young people meet in Indonesia this month for the ‘United Prayer Rising’ gathering, let’s pray for a move of God in this strategic nation!  Click here for information and promo video, and read more below about the event…

‘From the “UPRISING (United Prayer Rising)” that was held in Korea last 2016, we have witnessed the convergence of the “Davids” from across nations to fast, to pray, and to believe God for the reversal of the trends of attacks happening globally among the youth today. We have also seen the birthing of new, youth-led prayer and mission movements. And now, for such a time as this, we are convening again to launch a global generation unto the global harvest from a place of united prayer, this time in Jakarta, Indonesia, for the “WORLD GENERATION GATHERING: GLOBAL UPR.”

‘At the heart of this gathering is also to stand with Indonesia in contending for her “ancient gates and ancient doors” to open up, believing that it will be the key for the ancient gates in other nations to open, too, toward bringing the gospel back to Jerusalem, and preparing the church for the return of the King of glory (Psalm 24:7-10)! So, in the spirit of the Moravians who once cried, “may the Lamb who was slain receive the due reward of His suffering,” it is our prayer that this gathering in Indonesia in January will be catalytic in awakening a generation in the nations to have a deep longing for Jesus’ return, and thus, align their lives unto laboring for the Lamb to receive His inheritance in the nations, as they “gaze and go”.’

[Will Hart, CEO of Iris Global, told Fleet Baptist Church in mid-October that he recently witnessed over 50 Muslims come under Holy Spirit’s power in Indonesia. RB]

PRAYING FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM

  • Our Prime Minister, Theresa May, has announced that there will be a crucial vote in Parliament on 15th January that will determine the way forward with regard to Brexit.
  • An excellent list of SCRIPTURES and PRAYER POINTS can be found by clicking HERE as we bring the UK before God at this crucial time in our history.
  • [Taken from ‘Pray for Scotland’ e-news] “When the Speaker of the House of Commons calls ‘Order, Order’ the hubbub must cease, the voices grow quiet, and all present must respectfully listen to his words, because of the authority vested in his position. We have heard this week of someone praying for the nation who heard the Lord say ‘Order! Order!’. As believers in Almighty God, the Creator, Sustainer and Ruler of all, we have the authority to call for divine order in the UK today. Divine order in the Government, divine order in Brexit, divine order in the economy and every other section of society.”
  • “We have an amazing history of prayer changing the destiny of our nation. Recall what happened in WW2 when the nation came together to pray – not just before Dunkirk but on at least 6 other times. The direction and the outcome of that conflict was changed! This is another ‘Daniel’ moment when we, God’s people, need to come before Him, crying out for His mercy and forgiveness as we confess our sins as a nation and calling for His order to prevail, for His will to be done, in these crucial days.” Read the full version HERE.
  • In view of yesterday’s vote in Parliament, you might like to read the following blog that makes a case for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit being the best way forward…
  • Brexit – Are we nearly there yet? (excerpt) Similar to the events of Genesis 11 and 12, Brexit could be thought of as a journey away from a modern-day Tower of Babel towards a new place of freedom. We’re not quite sure about all the final details yet but stopping half-way is not an option. Therefore many intercessors are continuing to pray for God’s Kingdom to come and God’s will to be done through the Brexit process.
  • At the beginning of the Bible we read about God’s thoughts concerning the Tower of Babel but perhaps we should also consider Jesus’ words in Revelation 18v4 to ‘Come out from her’ as a warning to be separate from a godless institution such as the EU that models itself upon the Tower of Babel, epitomised by the design of its parliament building in Strasbourg (illustrated here).
  • For those of us that have not read the 585 page document upon which our MPs will be voting next Tuesday, you may like to read THIS DOCUMENT on Richard’s Watch that lists an alarming number of ways in which the UK would stay tied to the EU if the Brexit deal is passed in Parliament…[note useful comments – RB]
  • Yesterday, a majority of MPs indicated their opposition to a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. However, out of the 13,206 petitions submitted on the official parliament website, the number one petition signed by over 300,000 people is ‘Leave the EU without a deal in March 2019’.
  • There continues to be prophetic words that indicate that a clean break from the European Union is the best way forward. Here is another word worth testing and weighing that was released earlier this week entitled, ‘Another prophetic word on Brexit being like Israel’s leaving Egypt’. Others are available on the ‘Richard’s Watch’ website, helpfully collated HERE.
  • Brexit is possibly one of the greatest spiritual matters concerning our nation in this generation. Whichever view we might hold, let’s be agreed that prayer is crucial and therefore unite in praying for various aspects listed on the ‘Pray for Scotland’ newsletter HERE.

Finally, you may like to be aware that there will be another ‘Day of Prayer for Britain’ led by David Hathaway and many other Christian leaders on Saturday 26th January at Wembley! For more information please CLICK HERE.

ROAR! Day of Prayer for the Nation – Norwich, 19 January

Be sure to read accompanying prophetic vision and word Rania Sayegh from HOPE: House of Prayer & Exploits in Nazareth spoke over our nation a year ago this month….

Call The Nation To Prayer

Call to Prayer, in Norwich, will be holding a DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE NATION on Saturday 19 January at the House of Prayer, Fishergate, NR3 1SE

Do come and join them  for all or part of the day if you possibly can!

hop norwich roar - 190119hop norwich roar - 190119 rearClick here to view the above flyer as a printable pdf file


When the Lion Roars

Also, here is a fuller version of the prophetic 2018 word over the UK, by Rania Sayegh, of HOPE: House of Prayer and Exploits, Israel, which is quoted on the reverse of the flyer:

“Usually, before I go to the nations I love to ask Jesus, “What do you think about this nation? What do you really want me to pray about this nation?” So besides sharing my vision for Nazareth and for Israel, I love to see what the Lord says about you. I was asking him, “How are you…

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Releasing Heaven’s new sound over London in 2019

Thank you to Suzanne Ferrett at Passion For the Nation for alerting me to these events, which follow on from the powerful word Chuck Pierce brought on 30th October as being from the Lord for London (as here):

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Visit also Liberation Ministries.

God’s numbers in the Chilean miners’ rescue (Fulfilled Prophecy #38 cont’d)

We continue with the fulfillment of the revelation of “My Numbers”, especially ’33’, with another guest post from Jonathan R Hill in his updating of an earlier paper. Note it closes by referring to the importance of the date of World War One’s Armistice.

Of personal interest is ’17’ because on my 71st birthday on 22nd Sept I wondered if it may have any meaning and the thought dropped into mind to reverse it – ah, back to being a teenager! Then I dug into Jonathan’s writing and noted it does have significance – and I’d totally forgotten about having inserted ’17 Year Cycles’ from Erik Hadik’s site into Cycles and the Bible. So be mightily blessed as you read about…

THE CHILEAN MINERS’ RESCUE

On the 5th August 2010, a mine collapsed in the Atacama Desert of Chile in South America trapping 33 miners. The extraordinary ordeal of these ordinary men separated from their families, captured the hearts of the world and commanded the attention of the global media. On the 13th October 2010, 69 days later and beginning just after midnight, all 33 miners were lifted-up in quick succession from their rocky tomb 2000 feet [1] below the surface. This victory over death was witnessed by the world.

The symbolism of this escape is of biblical proportion. The rescue of these men truly typifies a dispensational event of the highest order and the world must take note. As this short paper will show, the numbers involved with this escape align with biblical prophecy concerning the physical resurrection of dead. Just as Jesus rose from a rocky tomb aged 33, so all believers in Messiah will be raised future from now. These 33 miners who were constrained to die but rose to life through 2000 feet of rock (symbolic of 2000 years), signify this future event.

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‘Highlights from Daniel’ – Dr Arnold Fruchtenbaum’s teaching weekend

“It never rains but it pours,” so the saying goes and you may like to note what’s on this weekend in the Farnham-Aldershot area, as announced below:

Dr Arnold Genekowitsch Fruchtenbaum is founder and director of Ariel Ministries, an organization which prioritizes evangelization of Jews in the effort to bring them to the view that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. He lectures and travels widely.

This event is one of several recent ‘God-incidents’ regarding this famous Old Testament book of prophecies. Maybe I’ll see you there?

For location and checking in event of cancellation visit the Fellowship’s website Yeshuaspeople.com

A few seats left Fri-Sat, Glasgow – come to Windsor, Sunday evening

MOMENTUM, the largest prophetic conference Glasgow Prophetic Centre has ever hosted, begins THIS Friday at 7.30pm. Not booked yet? Hurry!

Apostle Jane Hamon will be the opening speaker on the opening evening and Saturday is packed full with worship times, corporate activations and ministry, and powerful prophetic teaching from Jane, Emma and Steven & Rene Springer. (Click to read conference Schedule)

GPC has opened a very limited number of day tickets for those are unable to make the whole conference.

Their friends across the world won’t miss out – teaching sessions will be recorded and available to purchase as a set afterwards.

Tickets sales have rocketed, so GPC are working with the hotel to make sure that we’re going to have capacity for everyone – you’re really going to need to book in advance as we may not be able to guarantee availability on the night.

Their website has information on travelling to Glasgow by plane, train, car and bus and we’ve made some hotel suggestions on our website – there’s accommodation in the city centre to suit every budget.

JANE HAMON WILL JOIN DR SHARON STONE IN WINDSOR ON SUNDAY 

After last Saturday’s ace mentoring day you don’t want to miss this

Join Dr Sharon Stone at MyChurch Windsor for a Special Evening Service on Sunday with Jane Hamon.

Jane is a globally recognised prophet who carries an anointing to change not only one’s atmosphere, but the atmosphere in a nation. MyChurch is privileged to have the opportunity of her visit and are sure it will be a night you will remember.

Date & Time:  Sunday 11th February, 6pm – 9pm

Venue: Windsor Boys’ School, 1 Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5EH

Parking: There is parking available at the venue.

Prophetic mentoring on Saturday 3rd February in Windsor

Revd Dr Sharon Stone writes,

Join us Saturday, February 3rd for our first ‘Mentoring Day’ of 2018.

It is with excitement that we look forward to next Saturday’s first Mentoring Day of 2018. There will be 3 tracks this year: a fresh Apostolic Message each month, Leadership Development and Prophetic Breakthrough.

This year each track will have a ‘stand alone’ message but ‘progressive’ information each month.

Joining me on February 3rd will be Rev. Celia Apeagyei-Collins and Apostle Tomi Arayomi.

Mentoring Day – Time: 9:30am – 6:30pm. (Open to Everyone).

National Prayer – Time: 5:30pm – immediately following Prophetic Team Ministry.

Atmospheric Shifting Worship – Time: 6:30pm.

Cost: £20 per person – everyone is asked to pre-register online and note that online registration will close February 2nd at 5:00pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Special Note: Delegates can register at the door, HOWEVER in order to guarantee
a seat it is preferable that all attendees register online.

Venue: Harte and Garter Hotel, High Street, Windsor, SL4 1PQ – CLICK FOR MAP

Parking/hotels: There’s NO parking at the venue but many off-site parking locations are available in the area.

Next weekend (3rd Feb) in Bristol

In announcing the following one-day course Liz Evans writes,

God is calling an army, those carrying wisdom and freedom, and who work with the power of His Love:

Speaking words of life and hope so that the world can live.

The day will be to listen to what God is saying in an atmosphere of worship and encountering God.

 And to give you the tools we have found to be so fruitful, not to mention fun, in speaking life to a world desperately trying to fly.

Click/tap on image for more details and booking form

Spiritual warfare training this weekend, Glasgow

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A reminder of the closing announcement of ‘New era’ Prophetic Words for Scotland & UK, which refers to the warrior-spirit of Scotland, Glasgow Prophetic Centre is teaching about spiritual warfare this weekend. It is so timely in being directly relevant to the two previous posts on this blog – perhaps God’s GPS? (Global Prophecy Signals) – as well as to the Centre’s recent daily Lion Bites (which are personally pertinent too!). So you are warmly invited to…

‘Join one of the world’s leading prophetic voices on intercession and spiritual warfare, Rebecca Greenwood, and host Emma Stark for a training conference on how to transform territories through prayer.

‘This is a topic that believers can no longer afford to ignore as we make a stand against the devil’s schemes. We are engaged in a battle against the rulers, authorities, powers and spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

‘Over the weekend you will gain essential teaching on how intercessors and prayer warriors should embark on high-level spiritual warfare and learn the spiritual strategies for advancing the Kingdom of God.

‘Come and receive a faith boost as you learn about your authority in Christ!’ (Details and registration here.)

Three days’ prophetic jigsaw pieces: #1 – 21st Sept and 1Thessalonians 5

‘But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.’  (1 Thess 5:1-4 NKJV – emphases added)

Is what Apostle Paul foretold about the timing of the Day of the Lord happening today? Or this coming year?  Especially noteworthy is the fact that today is Rosh Hashanah – the start of the Jewish New Year 5778!!

You may recall having read about this a month ago in Today’s and one month away’s awesome events in the heavens on Mark Biltz’s message (1:04 – 1:05 mark refers)?

The United Nations has declared 21st September to be observed annually and globally as the International Day of Peace (‘Peace Day’)’. Today’s and the next 365 days theme is entitled, ‘Together for Peace, Respect, Safety and Dignity For All’.

Look again, that scripture’s third verse promises ‘when they say, “Peace and Safety!” then…’, the clear inference everyone’s saying those words.

Eschatologists reason that, in the context of the corpus of End-time scripture, this verse means Israel will be living in peace and safety within its own land without any threats or attacks from other nations. Hence the international interest in getting an Israel-Palestine peace treaty signed with a two-state solution to the vexed issue.

But what if the verse really refers to a worldwide concensus to talk about peace and safety, not the resolution of a long-standing Middle-East geopolitical problem??

Could this year, therefore, be the beginning of The Day of The Lord?

Another Biblical Connection?

Furthermore, the details in Matthew’s account of the magi’s journey following the Star of Bethlehem had dropped into mind over the past weeks’ whilst mulling over September’s three special days. (Hence my publishing God’s Bookends.)  King Herod’s asking them about the timing of that star resulted in his murdering children under two years of age (Matt 2:7& 2:16).  So could there be something meaningful about ‘two years’? I ponder over its possible implications in the fulfillment of prophecy.

Moreover, could it support a ‘niggling’ growing suspicion over the direct relevance of what I’d posted two years ago about the Day of the Lord??

Therefore, I was struck whilst editing that post to hear an announcement coming out of my computer speakers about those two years!!  And it was the voice of a man with the same initials as me – RB!  He was nine minutes into a video summary of discussions on the internet since 2015 about the two years up to now, and of which I’m totally unaware as my time’s far too valuable to spend trawling through cyber-stuff.

Double therefore – I took this ‘God-incidence’ as confirmation about the connection I’d been mulling over. Here it is:

Whilst in Jerusalem during the Feat of Tabernacles in 2015 violinist and messianic Jew Dr Maurice Sklar had a visionary experience which concluded with him being instructed to “Tell them all, The Day of the Lord is upon you now!”

‘Upon’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘here’ or ‘on top of’ but it can also mean something’s ‘imminent’ and so ‘The Day of the Lord’ could be just ‘over the horizon’ and arrive very soon!

Moreover, although two years apart Dr Sklar’s revelatory vision and today’s UN ‘Peace Day’ are both on a Feast day designated by the Lord: ie. Tabernacles and Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) – Leviticus 23:23-25 and 23:33-36.  The latter is a two-day holiday starting at sundown yesterday and to allow for sighting of the new moon in Jerusalem. It is immediately followed by high holy days ‘The Days of Awe’ leading into Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, with intense spiritual preparation and repentance, sometimes referred to as ‘Israel’s Dark Days’. Old Testament prophets understood the Days of Awe to be a period of judgement, which has a parallel with The Day of The Lord (The Last Shofar, Joseph Lenard & Donalf Zoller).

What’s more, the astronomical alignment of planets and constellations that mirror the ‘radiant woman’ of Rev 12:1-2 takes place on the first ‘Day of Awe’ 2017; that is, 23rd September!

A Brief Biblical Background

For newer readers, let’s briefly consider the background to Paul’s letter and the Day of the Lord:

In the earliest canonical document of the Church (depending upon resolution of date of his letter to the churches in Galatia), Apostle Paul reminded believers in Thessalonica what he’d taught them about Jesus Christ’s promise to return. They were concerned about the status of those who’d died (were ‘asleep’) before that prophesied event.

He states, “For this we say to you by the word of the Lord” which, in my humble opinion, clearly implies Paul had heard this direct from Jesus personally, or received during his very occasional meetings with the twelve apostles. (The later gospels, Peter and John’s letters refer to Jesus’ second coming but don’t spell out the details, as Paul does, for all believers upon being ‘caught up’ or ‘raptured’ to Him at His return.)

Paul refers in passing to a future event first prophesied by prophet Obadiah – the Day of the Lord (see Obad 15) – and to which Jesus alludes in his ‘mission statement’ and its direct connection with Isaiah 61:2 (Luke 4:18-19 refers).

[Puzzle in Sky by Idea Go, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

God’s bookends – a guest post

I’m grateful to Mark Maddock for offering these thoughts as a ‘conversation starter’ (his words) on the current signs of the times: 

GOD’S BOOKENDS

Introduction

God has given us signs in the stars (including planets) at key times in human history (‘…let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years.’ Gen.1v14)
Perhaps the most significant of these was the patterns of stars and planets seen by the Wise Men (Magi) in Babylon, ahead of Jesus’ birth. There was then a delay while they travelled to see the prophesied king of the Jews. He was not a new born when they met him but, of course, Jesus came to die. So perhaps the key time period is that from the sign in the stars appearing up to the culmination of the life of the man at the centre of the message. I believe the Father said to me “These signs are bookends…”.

If there is a pattern to be repeated at the end of the age we’re living in then it may give an indication of what lies ahead in the coming years.

A ‘bookend’ is used either end of a collection of books. The collection of ‘books’ in this analogy is all the stories of God’s grace and love moving around the world throughout the church era. This began with Jesus’ death and resurrection, and ends with Jesus’ return to reign and rule on planet earth. Both bookends have clear links with the first and last prophetic fulfilment of the vision of the woman in Revelation 12.

BOOKEND DATES

The first bookend : Jupiter and Regulus in a coronation dance in Leo, near Virgo*
Jesus’ birth sign length: Sept 3BC to June 2 BC (or Oct.?) **
Jesus’ birth after X months: 9 months
Jesus’ death/resurrection (Y years): 30 years later (26-27AD)
(See: The Star of Bethlehem for more details)

The second bookend : Jupiter in Virgo’s womb (Rev.12 fulfilled fully…)
Jesus’ return sign length: Jan to 23rd Sept 2017
X months : 9months
Add Y years (to Jesus’ return?): 30 years (2047)
And, add Daniel’s 70th Week ?: 7 years (2054, the day/hour unknown)
(See missionary evangelist Robert Breaker’s Sept 23, 20177 video for more details)

DANIEL

Where did the Magi get the wisdom to correctly interpret the sign in the stars? Some say that Daniel stayed in Babylon when the Jews returned to Israel in the sixth century B.C. Perhaps he established a school of prophets who passed God’s wisdom about astronomy from generation to generation. These men probably knew of Daniel’s prophetic writings which can be used to predict Jesus’ birth, the rebirth of the nation in 1948, re-capture of Jerusalem in 1967 and whatever events await us in 2018 (probably centred around the Temple Mount in Jerusalem). Perhaps there is an overlap of the 23/9/2017 star sign (Jupiter being ‘born’ from the virgin, Virgo) and the end of Daniel’s chronological predictions in 2018 (see Richard D Thompson’s ‘Almost Midnight’ for an explanation of this chronology).

There was ‘messiah fever’ around the time of Jesus’ birth based on Daniel’s prophecies. The message in the stars was all about Israel’s king arriving. It fits in that, about 2,000 years later, a sign appears again which is all about a king being released from Heaven. If there is a delay of 30 years (or 37 if Daniel’s 70th Week of years is included) then that speaks of God’s grace… delaying judgement for a season.

Many people missed Messiah’s first arrival, life and misinterpreted his death and resurrection. We need God’s wisdom about the correct interpretation of the signs in the stars in our generation.

Mark Maddock

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1. The first conjunction signified birth by its association to the day with Virgo “birthing” the new moon. Some might argue that the unusual triple conjunction by itself could be taken to indicate a new king.
2. The Planet of King’s coronation of the Star of Kings signified kingship.
3. The triple conjunction began with the Jewish New Year and took place within Leo, showing a connection with the Jewish tribe of Judah (and prophecies of the Jewish Messiah).
4. Jupiter rises in the east.
5. The conjunctions appeared at precise, identifiable times.
6. Herod was unaware of these things; they were astronomical events which had significance only when explained by experts.
7. The events took place over a span of time sufficient for the Magi to see them both from the East and upon their arrival in Jerusalem.
8. Jupiter was ahead of the Magi as they traveled south from Jerusalem to Bethlehem.
9. On December 25 of 2 BC as it entered retrograde, Jupiter reached full stop in its travel through the fixed stars. Magi viewing from Jerusalem would have seen it stopped in the sky above the little town of Bethlehem.

(From: Star of Bethlehem – Westward Leading)
**
Jesus’ birth date
From R Smith’s comment Dec 24, 2012  on The Star of Bethlehem – To Stop A Star :
God’s word does a great job of interpreting itself in many many cases. God ties things together for us to clearly see what He is telling us, and how He works, if we just use proper hermeneutical practices and let His word speak. First, regarding when these “lots” as drawn were to start would go back to Aaron and Moses when the Tabernacle was first built in the wilderness. Due to the Exodus from Egypt, their calendar was to thus begin in Nisan, the month of the Passover. So the descendents of Aaron would start the new year at that time and thus the “lots” would also would also start at that time. The story of Zachariah and Elizabeth immediately brings to mind the story of Abraham and Sarah. They are extremely similar. Zachariah and Elizabeth were well past the age biologically to have a child as were Abraham and Sarah. When Abraham was 99 years old we read in Genesis 17 that God promises him to have an heir through Sarah. Abraham and Sarah doubt God, Sarah even openly laughs. Abraham says, shall a man of 100 become a father? Zachariah in Luke doubts God as well and is struck dumb for his unbelief. In Genesis, after the Sodom and Gomorrah story unfolds in Genesis 19, we get back to Abraham and God saying he would have a child. In Genesis 21 it states that at the age of 100 Abraham and Sarah had a boy and named him Isaac. So obviously Sarah became pregnant very quickly after God told Abraham, at 99 y/o, that she would have a child. This parallel story between the OT and NT clearly leads the reader to the conclusion that Elizabeth would have gotten pregnant just as quickly as Sarah. God was ready in Genesis to pass the promises of Genesis 3:15 from Abraham to Isaac, and with Sarah of an advanced age, God acted quickly once the appointed time came. So also in Luke, God was ready to bring the Messiah into the world, so his fore-runner, John the Baptist had to be born. With John’s parents being also of an advanced age, God again acted quickly. Theses stories are mirror images of one another and for a reason. God is showing that when such appointed times arrive, He acts quickly. In Luke 1:55 when Mary arrives at Elizabeth’s home, Mary even ties together what has happened to her and Elizabeth by comparing it to the promises made to Abraham, thus uniting the OT and NT stories together. This adds more powerful hermeneutical evidence that God is repeating the miracle of Sarah again in Elizabeth. So we have ample Biblical evidence directly pointing us to conclude that God is repeating history. Sarah had her baby within a year, so I have no difficulty seeing God telling us that Elizabeth likewise had her child within a year. In the Companion Bible, an extensive study Bible with lots of notes and research, it calculates the dates for the service of Zachariah as being in June each year, for his one week. The dates I mentioned of June 13-19 was for the year 5 BC in the Companion Bible. But each year it would just move slightly within that period of June. This dating takes into account the weeks when all the Levites would be serving in the Temple, since the lots drawn were for weeks when just one Levite would be serving and performing the priestly duties by himself in the Temple. So I am convinced John was conceived in June 4 BC, Jesus 6 months later in Dec 4 BC. The triple conjunction as explained by Mr Larson in the Star of Bethlehem DVD, I think was announcing the birth of Christ in Sept/Oct 3 BC. Nine months later the brilliant star created by Venus and Jupiter I think was the spectacular sign needed to get the Wise men moving and on their way to Jerusalem, with them arriving sometime between Jesus’ 1st and 2nd birthdays.

Footnotes:
  1. Am editing Mark’s paper whilst listening to Robert Breaker’s video. It’s a tad indistinct as I focus on this, but suddenly clearly hear him mention a ‘two year’ period re Star of Bethlehem: it’s something I’ve been pondering in regard to my draft summary on Rev 12 and other scripture being prepared for publication!
  2. My initial observations: as Jesus has already been incarnate then it’s illogical to assume any time-frame of 30 years yet again for coming to earthly maturity – and then add Daniels’ 70th!  +
  3. He said He will be returning in full glory – and Paul knew we would be like Him (ie ‘heavenly  man’) and accompany Him from heaven post-‘Rapture’. +
  4. A good friend of a fellow team-member at Acorn in her 80’s is assured Jesus will return in her lifetime. Also, Paul Keith Davis walked past me about 10 years ago and, glancing at me without halting, said “Await His return!”
  5. Mark responds:
    I agree His return may well be earlier. I’ve (earlier) mentioned ‘Almost Midnight’ by Richard Thompson.. he gIves a strong biblical chronology case for 2018 being a next key waymarker; possibly then leading to Daniel’s 70th week? Bob Jones and Ian Clayton both refer to life here in the 2050s… so adding an end-time version of Jesus’ earthly life (= the church living as mature sons (as per Clayton) and/or the bride making herself ready) may link with the 2050s references (although Clayton is a non-Rapture guy).
    The ‘bookend’ concept can still apply if the extra 33 years are ignored…

National Day of Prayer for Great Britain – Friday 8th September

Courtesy of The Forge ministry:

‘Dovetail Shalom Ministries, along with David Hathaway and Dennis Greenidge, are calling for a National Day of Prayer for Great Britain; for Theresa May, Brexit, the unity of the UK, and for the nation to turn back to God and His Holy Word.

‘We have taken the Emmanuel Centre in Marsham Street London for Friday September 8th. The meeting will start at 10.30am and finish by 8.00pm. It will be a day of prayer and fasting.

‘God is speaking clearly – He says NOW! Time is running out and prayer is essential at this critical time. Following all the recent disasters our nation is in distress, being torn apart as never before. So we need to come together as His body to pray, to humble ourselves, repent and plead for God to have mercy to heal our land. 2 Chronicles 7:14.

‘It is interesting to note that September 8th 1940 was the National Prayer Day that led to victory in the Battle of Britain. It is exactly 77 years ago in the year 5777.’

Full details for participating in this nationally important event may be read in Dovetail Shalom Ministries’ urgent Prayer Alert.