Vision and word for Great Britain: no more enslavement to the EU!

Thank you to the Lord, Linda Bennett and UK Prophetic Words for the following, which resonates with two prophetic words shown in my footnotes:

During a prayer time whilst visiting friends in Wales the Lord gave me a vision of Britain from above and as I looked closer I could see many tentacles wrapped tightly around the countries of Britain squeezing tighter and tighter strangling the life out of Britain.

I enquired of the Lord what I was seeing and He said that that for too long Britain has not been great because it had ensnared itself with ungodly alliances which were never meant to be.

He said, “Do I not call nations into being? Did I not call this nation Great Britain? But, it is no longer great because they’ve sold their soul to the highest bidder. What looked like gold to a very few became like heavy brass around the necks of the people to enslave them to a godless agenda.”

The Lord said that Britain was Great because it was sovereign and not diluted by everyone else wanting a piece of her. He said it was time for Britain to be Great again and be the shining beacon He called her to be. No more entanglement. No more slavery to the godless ones. He said that He had heard the cries of His remnant who were crying out for freedom!

And as I looked I saw a man standing in the centre of tangled mess that was Britain. He was standing facing Europe with his hand outstretched towards Europe saying ‘LET MY PEOPLE GO’. It reminded me of the scene where Moses was demanding from Pharaoh to let his people go. He seemed larger than life and grew larger as the people prayed for freedom. Lord, raise up such a man!

And then God said, “IT’S TIME FOR MY SLEEPING LION OF GREAT BRITAIN TO WAKE UP AND ASK ME TO BREAK THE CHAINS OF THE GODLESS SOUL-TIES OF THE EU. NO MORE ENTANGLEMENT. NO MORE ENSLAVEMENT TO THE UNGODLY. FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY WILL RETURN TO MY LAND AND BRITAIN WILL BE GREAT BRITAIN AGAIN.”

In Psalm 2:8 God says ‘Ask of me and I’ll give you the nations as your inheritance’. People, it’s time to ask God to give us a GREAT BRITAIN again for our inheritance.

Linda G Bennett, 12th March 2019

With gratitude to the unknown artist of this superb picture

RB Footnotes:
  1. Rosemary’s comment of last month to Spiritual Nature of Brexit vs EU Battle on the 2005 vision Wendy Alec had of Gt Britain, which “ties in with my recent picture of hordes of people caught in a huge piece of knitting, which is made up of many different badly knitted pieces”.
  2. Neil’s prayer alert of last May To Cut and Cast off the EU’s Tentacles,  I saw that what I’d thought were mooring lines were alive and writhing! The Lord said these are the tentacles of the serpent that seeks to hold Great Britain in the web-like structure of nations that he is creating.

Transcript of prophetic word on the Lord’s plans for Brexit and Ireland

Thank you to Carolyn Stewart for providing this transcript, as published at Glasgow Prophetic Centre and UK Prophetic Words, of this most insightful, encouraging word Emma Stark broadcast in her latest of three videos on Brexit. Footnotes give my brief weighing (1Cor 14:29) of this exceptionally significant prophetic word that Emma received on 27th February whilst with a group of prophets in Belfast:

DOES GOD HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT BREXIT?

Where is the solution to Brexit, the Backstop and the Irish Border?

‘I felt that God gave me a really significant word about Brexit in the last handful of days, and a real God intervention and a heads up for what God is going to do in what looks like a chaotic situation. I really want to share this with you, particularly for those of you who are intercessors. I feel like God has given me something that I’m asking you, would you stand with me and would you pray? Would you come into a place of agreement of some of the things God is saying that needs to happen? So I am really asking for your opt-in right now and your anointing to partner with what God is revealing through His prophet.

‘I was standing in Belfast last week. Of course, I am Northern Irish; that’s where I was born and raised. Cut me and I bleed of that land, and I am passionate about Ireland, both north and south of the border.

‘I heard the Lord say this, when I asked him this question: “Where is the solution to Brexit? God, what are You saying about the Backstop and the Irish border?”

‘And the Spirit of the Lord said this to me, “Emma, the solution is in Dublin.” Well, I was shocked. And the Lord said, “There is a tangled ball of wool that is sitting in the Parliament building in Dublin, and the end of that ball of wool is in the hands of Leo Varadkar. Now Leo Varadkar is the Taoiseach, or the leader or the prime minister in Ireland, and they of course meet in Dublin. The Lord said this to me: “I put an anointing on Leo Varadkar, and it has been a dormant anointing.” But the Lord says that He made him one who would challenge the rules. He made him one who would challenge the status quo. He made him different from other leaders that had arisen within Ireland. And the Lord says, “I even put a subversive anointing on him, that he would subvert the status quo.” The Lord says he used that subversive anointing not for good purposes. But the Lord says, “Right now, like I grabbed hold of Cyrus, I am about to grab hold of that man’s hand, and I am anointing his subversion that it may be turned to subvert the kingdom of darkness and even bring about a righteous solution.”

‘And then I said to the Lord, “Well what is he to do?” and the Lord said, “He is to reach out his hand to Arlene Foster,” who as you know is the previous First Minister, the leader of the DUP in Stormont, which is the devolved parliament in Northern Ireland. And the Lord said, “I gave her a spirit and an anointing of determination, but she too didn’t always know how to use that gifting for my glory.” And the Lord says, “I am calling on what I put in her of determination, and I am going to call that out to be used for my Kingdom, and Leo Varadkar’s subversiveness. And the Lord says, “I am going to enable them to turn and to be a man and a woman who face each other.” And the Lord says, “I will put an ability for them to look at each other, see each other, dialogue with each other, communicate with each other.” And the Lord says, “I will strike them with holy lightning that there may be a resolution and a new relationship that has grown between the North and the South on the landmass of Ireland. And the Lord says, “That subversion and that determination will start to work on a plan.” And I heard the Lord say, “They will be in a coalition.” I am not talking politically. I am not talking about divided Ireland. I am not talking about united Ireland. Don’t hear this through any agenda or political mindset. I heard the word “coalition” in terms of a new relationship, a new ability to see and understand each other, a new ability to figure some things out between each other. And I heard the Lord say this – it was so clear – He said, “Brexit is out of Time”. I don’t mean like it’s running out, because we know it’s running out in terms of the end of March – but it is “out of Time” of the order of God. And the Lord says, “Do not fear, even if there is a delay. Do not fear, if that looks like increased chaos.” For the Lord says, “There is an order, and I will start in Ireland,” And they will form such a new understanding, and a new relationship with one another, that the Lord says, “It will be a model for what I want to do in nations and how they will relate to each other, even across the continent of Europe and beyond.” But the Lord says, “I am beginning a work of reconciliation and seeing each other and solution in Ireland.”

‘And the Lord says, “That is going to even have an effect on Brexit.” The Lord says, “Let Ireland be solved first before Brexit can be unpacked and fully realised.” And you can see God working in an order around the nation, from Ireland in the south, up to Northern Ireland and across, down into Westminster. And the Lord is saying in this hour that we are to pray, even for the EU and even for Theresa May and Westminster, to give Ireland space and to not dominate in that place so that the Lord can raise up these leaders to see each other. And the Lord said this: “Oh intercessors, you have prayed about the Irish border, you have gone back and forward along it.” And the Lord says, “You have bound every demon that you knew how to bind, and you have been diligent and faithful.” But the Lord is even saying now, “You did not replace that which you bound with the solution from my throne room.” The Lord says, “It is a time for the intercessors to start to say over the Irish border, ‘God has a solution’, and to release the solution; not just to bind and limit that which is nasty, but to put a higher decree in place, an overarching decree that says, ‘There will be a relational solution’.” And the Lord says, “I need your decrees and your agreement that MY relational order will come even into that landmass”, says the Lord.

‘I want to keep you up to date with some of the things I prophesied over Brexit before (videos 2017 and 2018). The Lord is saying, “Look, there is going to be a disconnect from Europe, so that there can be a reconnection.” And the Lord says that in two to three years we will be in mass revival on the continent of Europe and within the British Isles. And the Lord says, “I am making some situations [to] bring nations to their knees right now, and even a humbleness to come within the British Isles”, says the Lord, “that I may break the spirit of Leviathan off you and your pride.” For the Lord says, “I cannot come near the British Isles while there is pride, because I am held by my word that says I must resist those who are proud.” But the Lord says, “As there is humbleness and as confusion even opens a door to a hands-up that says, ‘I don’t have an answer’” – and as that brings a sense of “Oh God! We need to look to you outside of ourselves” – the Lord says, “Then Leviathan breaks”, and then that revival rushes towards us.

‘The Lord also said this to me, that there had been a robbing of the DNA of the British Isles, and that the British Isles for centuries had been known for leadership in the earth. And yes, sometimes they got that just disgustingly wrong, and sometimes there was weeping for the need for repentance. But the Lord says, “In the middle of all of that, you forgot”, says the Lord to the British Isles, “that in your very core, in your very DNA, there was the ability to make a leadership role in the nations.” And Lord is saying that the nations are crying again for the British Isles to raise themselves up, and to know what leadership is. And the Lord says, “I am healing and restoring leaders, the length and breadth of the British Isles, in this hour.” And the Lord says, “If you want to know how to pray, you pray for Leo Varadkar in Dublin, you pray for Arlene Foster in Belfast.” And the Lord says, “There is going to come such a fresh template of how leaders across borders work with each other that it will heal the backstop, it will heal Ireland, it will propel Brexit to come forth in the right way. It will model a new way of relationship for the landmass of Europe.” And the Lord says, “It will enable even revival to come, as there is a domino effect from Ireland.” And so the Lord is saying, “Take hope. I am on My throne. I know what I am doing, but I need your agreement,” says God.

‘Why? You’ve got to understand why God wants our agreement. You see, in Amos 3 it says, ‘Surely the sovereign Lord does nothing before revealing it to his servants the prophets’. God is saying, “I won’t act until you’ve seen it. I won’t act until you’ve heard it and agreed it.” Well now I am telling you what God is saying, and I want you just to raise your hands where you are and say, “Oh God, we decree a solution of relationship over Ireland. Oh God, we decree that leaders that don’t even acknowledge each other fully are going to start to come together in a new relationship. We agree even that Theresa May and the European Union back off, so that there is a space for a healing in this land.”

‘And let me tell you what else I thought the Lord was asking us to pray. I grew up in Northern Ireland. I grew up in the troubles. I know there’s a spirit of violence. You know there’s a spirit of violence there. But that violent spirit says this: “Defend yourself! Defend your people! Look after your own! Destroy those who come against you!” But when I stood on Northern Ireland last week, I felt that violent spirit had changed and it was now a blood thirsty spirit, and that is one beyond violence, where the blood thirsty spirit doesn’t just say, “Defend your own”. It says, “Decimate everywhere. Just have carnage as far as the eye can see.” I heard that spirit in the land, and I want you to agree with me right now that there will be peace in Ireland, north and south. There will be peace in England and Wales and Scotland, and all of the British Isles and all of the islands that that includes, that there will be in this day a striking of the ground with the spirit of the government of God and the increase of his peace. We need to decree together that there will not be a return to violence or bloodthirstiness. For the Lord is saying, “I want to work with you that there may be peace,” and the Lord says, “Now is the time not just to bind the violence, but to say, “Let peace be established for multi-generations in this hour”.’

RB Footnotes:
  • The Personal Prophetic Trail section that follows my previous posting of Emma’s video doesn’t give the finer details of the first ‘coincidental’ confirmation over my musing upon the possibility of this year being spiritually connected to what I’d learned in 2012 (because 7 years have elapsed since we’d started blessing Britain and Ireland). The details show the Lord’s hand pointing me by means of a ‘divine appointment’ to the above UK-Eire-EU issue, as follows:
  • During morning coffee I didn’t mill around in the large foyer with others but returned to my chair in the conference hall to quietly sip the drink. A different person to the woman I’d seen sitting behind me came to sit in that chair to await her friend. I turned and asked if she’d had far to travel to Windsor. This sister in the Lord replied she’d flown from Belfast and I recalled having seen her introduced on the platform a few months ago as a pastor from Dublin.
  • Subsequently, returning to my musing upon 2012+7=2019, I wondered if there may be any relevance in that brief chat. In answer I ‘saw’ on my mental image of the map we pray over daily, a tube-like white line between Dublin and Belfast, as though indicating a connection.
  • The reference to Ireland’s significance in the Lord’s plans for revival reiterates what Dr Sharon Stone brought in her Clarion Call of 2013 to the British Isles, “In speaking into Ireland it doesn’t take a genius to see that’s the western gate of revival for the UK. That means that if God is moving from the west eastwards they’re carrying something that those in England have need of…”
  • Politically, let’s remind ourselves that Leo Varadkar is on record as having seen no problem over Ireland’s border with Northern Ireland and the UK being outside the EU, as in Prophecy Progress Check #1 – Eire, UK & EU.

10 years ago: ‘time-bomb’ in my Bible blew up in my face!

Wanting to verify Peter’s grousing about John’s grasp of Jesus’ parable ‘the wheat and tares’, I grabbed my Bible to look at the Gospel of Matthew…BUT IT BLEW UP IN MY FACE! – metaphorically, that is.

I’d opened it many times before without that ever happening. Had someone sneaked into the house overnight, cut and scooped out the inside of my thick tome and put a pressure-sensitive stick of spiritual dynamite inside?? Or, had some clever being, the Holy Spirit even, already known when I’d be checking on a topic that’s churning around within my mind – a specific simile on the Kingdom of God – and arranged for me to be zapped at that precise instant?

This time upon opening it, however, a supernatural flash exploded within my mind. It didn’t go >>BANG<<  but EXCITEMENT EXPLODED within my spirit as I heard,

“THIS  IS  ALL  ABOUT  TO  BE  FULFILLED!”

That unforgettable, formative event had its origin in 2008’s controversial ‘outpouring’ led by Todd Bentley at Lakeland, Florida. We’d known of him from a few years earlier and had attended an inspiring conference in Dudley where he’d taught in depth on the Holy Spirit as he energetically motored through the Bible for over 10 hours daily!  However, in 2008 he allowed personal sin to overtake him and thus stumbled from grace; but ‘good Samaritan’ Rick Joyner came alongside to direct and assist in his restoration. A part of the problem was Todd’s failure to be accountable, despite the efforts of his Canadian church’s leadership.

At that time Peter Horrobin, director of Ellel Ministries, was staunchly opposed to what was happening and the ‘lassez-faire’ (my term) attitude of N. American churches’  top leaders. John Arnott of Toronto was of the opinion the Lord would deal with it, as may be inferred from the parable of the wheat and tares – but Peter firmly disagreed with such a flimsy handle on an important part of pastoral and spiritual oversight.

On top of that controversy I’d been noticing since the attack eight years earlier on the twin towers in New York a few things happening that were biblically related. So, after my inner explosion I began taking those things more seriously and realised the need for more Christians to become aware of the prophetical implications of scripture.

Therefore on 28th February 2009, 10 years ago today, I emailed friends and the church leaders whom I knew personally, as follows:

THE ENDGAME IS NOW IN PLAY

‘Dear Friends – further to Rev’d Bill Smith’s recent request re Christian Freedom, may I offer some observations upon our times and, in another message, suggest a way forward?

‘Last year, I encountered two conflicting claims about Jesus’ explanation of the parable on the end-time harvest of wheat and tares (Matt13:36). So I went to check scripture but upon opening my Bible a deep excitement exploded within as I heard, “This is ALL about to be fulfilled” – WOW!!

‘Hence, my previous remarks about a sifting of the Church – in preparation for a rapid ‘sHifting’? Jesus urged His disciples to look out for and observe signs of the times. Regarding their questions about His return at the end of this Age, the earliest Gospel account has Jesus stressing 7 times, Watch…be alert…on your guard (Mark 13). Matthew 24 reports Jesus saying 4 times, Watch…and when you see…” followed by the parables of the burglar and of the virgins:> “Don’t be caught napping!” [Is the Church still asleep?] Luke’s account has, “Be always on the watch…” (ch21:36) and chpt 12 (NIV) has sections on watchfulness and interpreting the times. In each Gospel Jesus commands, Learn the lesson of the fig tree…”. Also, the Apostles went on to give more indicators (Acts 3:20-1, Hebrews 12:26-7, 2 Peter 3, 2 Timothy 3 and the first and second letters to the Thessalonians).

‘Have you studied or read/heard/given any teaching on this topic lately? So, let’s watch closely what’s happening here and globally…’

That two-part email continued by drawing attention to:
  • case of a nurse who was sacked for praying for patient. We took exception to this and wrote to N.Somerset PCT saying so pleased their policy wasn’t in effect when Nina was fighting for her life when no doctor was present to perform tracheotomy! (A nurse who was there only for that night (!) asked her if she could pray for her. She did so in tongues and Nina’s throat immediately opened; she became calm and at peace, as verified on her monitor’s read-out.)
  • tyrannical tool of intolerance: equality and diversity – MI5 director warns of ‘sleepwalking into police state’ – lawlessness within society and authorities…
  • note verses in Revelation, chapters 1-3Rev 21:7 and Luke 12.
  • take a stand per Ephesians 6:10-20, shocking open vision of Britain torn apart!
  • 2009 UK Prophetic Council – prepare to rule and reign – Luke 12 warnings
  • ICEJ meeting Southampton – overcomers, the Lion of Judah and His lions!

THUS, began my calling to write on the relevance of Bible and contemporary prophecy to current events, and the next month’s double-email Not Many People Know referred to the EU’s 666 connection!

This was soon followed by a confirmation whilst attending a school on prophecy on 21st May 2009 at Winchester Vineyard church and led by internationally renowned teacher Isabel Allum.

Isabel was led to prophesy for individuals in the audience. Walking straight up to the two of us, she discerned for me, “An impartation like Daniel had is going to come into you and you will start understanding the ‘riddles’ of the Lord in a different way – the gift of interpretation itself as Daniel and Joseph had is going to come to you and God is going to open up your understanding to hear from heaven.”

As my writing started soon after Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of the USA, many of my emails would cover his involvement in the Middle-East (see Obama’s Cairo SpeechEurope and Two Daniels…).

Therefore, I was encouraged to continue writing a couple or so emails a month until, by mid-2011, I was getting distinct ‘digs in the ribs’ to circulate to a far wider audience. The dream of seeing and realising the Kingdom is being set up in Britain, as told here, made me determined to deliver on those ‘nudges’ by launching this blog with some trepidation on 21st November 2011.

What had, however, had first piqued my curiosity in Bible prophecy and End-times as an anti-Christian was my reading a secular book in mid-1980s about the convergence of Jewish, Christian and Islamic calendars with historical events in the Holy Land and Jerusalem.  ‘Coincidentally’, what was showing on TV of elite units of Iranian and Iraqi armies rehearsing the liberation of Jerusalem (despite their being at war!!) plugged straight into what I noticed whilst I was flicking through The Invisible Hand.

Since starting this blog time I’ve noted the increasing incidence of those ‘Gog-Magog’ events, even an impediment over the blog’s second anniversary to writing about Iran! To read about Bible-related current events see Bible Updates tag (note: not exhaustive).

TODAY’S RELEVANCE OF THE BIBLE

In addition to the increasing prophetical focus this year on the wheat and tares parable, as in the previous post, we’re now, 10 years after my having that revelation, watching the direct relevance of the Bible’s predictions in everybody’s everyday life!  It predicts precisely what happens today when – of all things – people go shopping!

That is, the Holy Bible states in writing that, instead of handing over cash to buy goods, people will be waving their hands, or some indicative marking they’re got in or on their hands!  In other words, contactless payments – the cashless society!

Check it for yourself in the Book of Revelation: ‘no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark of the beast on their right hand’ (Rev 13:17).

However, as the main part of that book after the first three chapters is highly symbolical then we’re not necessarily talking about a specific sign on a person’s hand or forehead. To consider this further you may like to read whether the ‘mark of the beast’ is a spiritual sign, as claimed in RFID, Technology and The Mark. (NB. End-Times Prophecy is 7th Day Adventist website which I’ve yet to check in any depth.)

Passion for the Nation; declaration over Government

Click/tap image for link to Passion For The Nation and previous declarations

GOVERNMENT
by Passion for the Nation on Monday February 11th, 2019

“ …at the sound of Your voice they were all stilled by Your might. What a majestic King, filled with power! Nothing could ever change your royal decrees; they will last forever.” Psalm 93: 3,4 TPT

Lord, we declare You are the Alpha and the Omega who rules over the nations with love, wisdom and truth, and we thank You for the power of revelation, anointing and Your grace within our lives.

We praise You for the depth of change You are working in this nation at this time; for all that You desire to release, for the healing, the restoration and the Kingdom-purpose You are bringing forth.

We declare, that which You have begun You will complete by the power of Your Word and the strength of Your might.  Now, we call Your people into Your Presence, to hear Your voice and to understand Your ways, that the power of prayer will be exercised and increased across this land.  (Isaiah 55:11.)

We declare in this day, the old pattern, leadership and Governmental connections are passing.

In the Name of Jesus, we speak over the totality of this round of talks, over the political shifts, the economic shifts, the shifts of boundaries and borders taking place, and over every associated mindset, heart and value; and we decree and declare the New Season God has planned for this land will be delivered in full, in order and on time.

We silence every opposing voice, network, agenda, manipulation, foolishness and control.

Now Lord, over the negotiations taking place this week, we speak Your wisdom and Your favour, that every hindrance, intransigence and difficulty caused by man or the enemy will be removed.

Footnotes:
  • Published with the kind permission of Suzanne Ferrett, Passion For The Nation
  • For the scriptural principles involved visit this site’s Decrees and Declarations.

Spiritual nature of Brexit vs. EU battle now exposed to the world

Grateful thanks to the unknown creator of this splendid illustration

Last night’s news of Donald Tusk’s outburst against Great Britain makes for an unusual follow-up to a reader’s recent enquiry about decrees and declarations. Therefore, I can but conclude:

As President of the European Council and speaking in his official capacity in a conference with the Irish Prime Minster in Brussels yesterday, Donald Tusk spoke out and publicly promulgated an utterly despicable curse from his written notes (ie. a declaration made from a decree), not only upon those who promoted Brexit without having made safe plans for its completion but also and by implication upon every British citizen who voted to leave the E.U.!

(I’d thought to insert a copy of his ‘tweet’ here, but that would reiterate its impudence.)

THE GLOVES ARE NOW OFF! THE EU’s FALL DRAWS NIGH!

Resorting to slander shows the EU’s now lost the ‘discussion’ – lock, stock and barrel. Moreover, they confirm the real spiritual nature of the current Battle for Britain.

Prophetic words and visions of the demonic evil behind today’s Tower of Babel are now demonstrably accurate and fully vindicated by this exposure, not only of its President’s heart but also of this totalitarian institution’s leadership. (Read Is the Lord Exposing Rotten Politics? UK, USA – next EU?? and the Fulfilled Prophecies #10 sequence.)

Clearly, the Lord is allowing this outrage to inform the British public of the real, spiritual nature of the European Union that underpins its legal, political and financial structure.

What’s more, I believe the curse is, or even has been, reversed as foretold in two separate words of prophecy that were brought last year. I’ll reiterate those at the end of this two-part blog.

Tusk’s outburst – endorsed by EU Parliament’s Negotiator – demonstrates Britain’s best interests are served by being completely separate from the EU – without any Irish ‘backstop’!

Today’s report from Brexit Central upon the event reminds us the EU is fundamentally anti-democratic – and corrects the EC President’s faulty memory:

‘What an extraordinary day it was in Brussels yesterday. Leading most of the papers today are the incendiary remarks made by European Council President Donald Tusk yesterday at a press conference alongside Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. At the end of a relatively short statement, Tusk opined:

“By the way, I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely.”

‘Never mind the deeply undiplomatic nature of the comment which unsurprisingly drew much criticism, it was also totally untrue. While David Cameron and George Osborne may have irresponsibly refused to allow the civil service to prepare for the eventuality of a Leave vote in advance of the referendum, plans were drawn up by others. As Dr Lee Rotherham reminded us here (Change or Go, dispels pernicious myth no work done on Brexit), on BrexitCentral in 2016, there was Change, or Go – the seminal publication from Business for Britain which ran to more than 1,000 pages. Its subtitle, “How Britain would gain influence and prosper outside an unreformed EU”, provides the clue to it being exactly what Tusk claims did not exist. Or there was the 2014 publication, Cutting the Gordian knot: A Road Map for British Exit from the European Union, written by Rory Broomfield and Iain Murray. There were many others too.

‘There’s no way that this was an off the cuff intervention from Tusk. It was clearly planned. If you watch him making the remarks on our video, you can see him referring to written notes while he said it. And he then happily tweeted he words out afterwards (prompting an equally inappropriate response from MEP Guy Verhofstadt, which makes our Tweet of the Day below).

‘And then to rub salt into the wound, at the end of the press conference, Varadkar is caught saying: “They’ll give you terrible trouble in the British press for that”, to which Tusk replies: “Yes, I know” and laughs. What on earth was he thinking???

‘Moreover, many of us had already been offended by some of the earlier contents of Tusk’s short statement. Aside from the contradiction of declaring the Withdrawal Agreement “not open for re-negotiation” while demanding that Theresa May offer a “suggestion on how to end the impasse”, the former Polish Prime Minister also reminded us of the EU’s arrogant attitude to referendums which deliver the “wrong” answer.

‘Having claimed that “a very great number of people in the UK… wish for a reversal of this decision” to leave the EU, he lamented: “The pro-Brexit stance of the UK Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition rules out this question… Today, there is no political force and no effective leadership for Remain”.

‘Some might say that the definitive result of the 2016 referendum rules out a reversal of the said decision. Call me old-fashioned, but when a parliament organises a referendum to ask the people a question, is it not duty bound to implement the answer it is given? But of course, that’s not the EU’s way of doing things. When Denmark rejected the Maastricht Treaty in a 1992 referendum, they had to vote again in order to approve it. It was the same with Ireland and their Nice Treaty referendum in 2001. And when the French and Dutch electorates rejected the European Constitution in 2005, it was merely cosmetically repackaged as the Lisbon Treaty. And when the Irish rejected that in 2008, they had to vote again in order to give Brussels the answer it required. All a salutary reminder that the EU is not so much undemocratic as anti-democratic.

‘Back to yesterday’s events and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker also repeated that the Withdrawal Agreement is the “only deal possible” and “not open for renegotiation”. Speaking alongside Varadkar after his meeting with the Taoiseach, Juncker specifically rejected the will of the House of Commons as set out through the Brady amendment when he declared that “alternative arrangements” could “never replace the backstop”. And in order to ensure Tusk did not enjoy a monopoly on offending we Brits, a picture emerged of Juncker and Varadkar posing with a large novelty “Thank You from Ireland” card evidently sent to the Commission President, with Juncker’s office letting it be known that it contained the message “Britain does not care about peace in Ireland”.

‘All of yesterday’s antics were all the more extraordinary because of their timing: today Theresa May is heading to Brussels for meetings with Messrs Tusk, Juncker and Verhofstadt on the back of last week’s Commons votes and the Whitehall talks that have been considering alternative arrangements to the backstop.’

Further Reading:

The Telegraph’s international business editor Ambrose Evans-Pritchard’s Parliament Beware: the Backstop and EU Political Declaration are a double-trap makes essential reading for its historical background:

‘BE very wary of any EU codicil, protocol, or soft law memorandum offering assurances on the Irish backstop. Either it safeguards the UK’s sovereign prerogatives and free agency, or it locks the country into a perpetual legal arrangement as a regulatory captive without voting rights. It is one or the other. No fuzzy compromise on this legal point can exist.

‘The 1713 Treaty of Utrecht still holds force – to the eternal irritation of Madrid – because it is extremely difficult to abrogate. “You cannot get out treaties unless there is a ‘denunciation clause’ or by mutual agreement,” said Lorand Bartels, a law don at Cambridge.

‘NAFTA, NATO, or the WTO, all have escape clauses. That is why Donald Trump can threaten to tear up everything. The Withdrawal Agreement does not. It is sui generis. (ie one of a kind)

‘No large country in modern peacetime history has ever signed a treaty document of this kind yielding fundamental sovereign powers for ever. The insolvent king of Spain agreed to the Treaty of Utrecht and the loss of Gibraltar only because he had been defeated in the War of Spanish Succession.

‘We already have the hard lesson of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, the so-called Christmas tree of rights dismissed at first by one Europe minister (Keith Vaz) as “no more binding than the Beano or the Sun”.

‘The Lisbon Treaty later gave the Charter legal force under the European Court (ECJ). This created a clutch of aspirational economic and social rights that clash with Common Law practice…’

‘Brussels needs to do something because risks are rising. Europe is suddenly in a rougher predicament than anybody expected, hence Mr Tusk’s talk of dispatching Brexiteers to a “special place in Hell”.

‘The eurozone is near recession with no monetary or fiscal defences. It faces the escalating risk of an Italian debt crisis spreading to French and German banks. A no-deal Brexit has become very dangerous for the EU as well…

‘Lest we forget, the backstop is not the only landmine in the withdrawal package. The supposedly non-binding Political Declaration keeps the UK subject to the Acquis on the environment, labour law, taxation, competition, and state aid. Non-regression clauses make this law impossible to repeal even where its manifestly harmful.

‘Paragraph 132 states that the ECJ will have the final say on disputes. This extends the legal capture of the Withdrawal Agreement into the future relationship. Paragraph 135 establishes a punishment mechanism, with fines for breaches of the accord. It sets in train future fishing quotas…’

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Bearing all this in mind, especially the point about the EU’s financial crisis and possible collapse, we’ll look at other pertinent prophecies and dealing with Tusk’s curse in the next post > > >

UK Situation Summary #1 – Neil Mackereth on Brexit Withdrawal

Further to writing about ‘Divine Designs‘ behind Britain’s leaving the European Union, and my exposure of the EU’s attempt to entrap the UK by conniving, devious politicians, Neil Mackereth offers this brief summary of the state-of-play and recommends a course of action for Christians:

BREXIT: WHEN IS A WITHDRAWAL NOT A WITHDRAWAL?

WHEN SOME HALF-WAY HOUSE AGREEMENT RESULTS IN THE UK KEEPING MOST OF THE DRAWBACKS AND LOSING MOST OF THE ADVANTAGES.

The outcome of the “peoples’ vote” referendum which asked: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” (not much scope for confusion there) was 52% leave to 48% stay (not much scope for confusion there either).

However, the British intelligentsia (in their view, not mine) or, more accurately, the majority of those who are in, or who influence, the “Westminster Bubble”, think “the people” are wrong and, furthermore, not qualified (competent, wise, intelligent enough …) to make such decisions. Once in “the bubble”, the elected ones and their advisers seem to become detached from the democratic process (even though it got most of them there!).

The main aim of one faction, since the Referendum, seems to be to frighten, confuse, undermine, condemn and generally grind down the electorate that a second referendum will be welcomed. The expectation of this elite group is that their view of common sense will then prevail.

It is interesting to note that it was the ordinary public who vetoed our application to join the Euro 15 years ago, and who were more recently not deterred by the alarming stories of immediate post-referendum recession, that we heard from [Messrs; messers! RB] Cameron, Osborne, Carney and others. In fact, every step of the way the protestations of doom and despair, and the forecasts from the insiders and pundits, have been proved wrong.

Why are we still listening? In one sense the outcome of a second referendum, if it were to be called, cannot be judged; in another sense it can: it would undoubtably cause further division in our very fractured society.

Clever EU negotiators have run rings round us and inveigled many of our politicians into believing that we must strive for an agreement that is not worth having. The waters are so muddied that we cannot see that it is they who are on the back foot.

Insisting on “a deal” is a snare to keep us in the EU. By continually emphasising that an agreement is essential we have, in effect, transferred our advantage (bargaining power) to the unelected EU bureaucrats. Mention the clean-break option and, my goodness, see how that motivates the doomsayers! In trade terms, the EU’s share of the world economy is approx. 15%. The EU’s share has been falling for several years while the rest of the world has been growing [itals RB]. Obviously, sensible trading arrangements, as agreed between any nations and economic groupings, are in everybody’s interest. However, the UK is stronger, more adaptable, better connected internationally and in many ways more innovative than most of the EU. We continually play from our weaknesses instead of our strengths!

Our Nation lacks a clearly defined Global Strategy, on which all else should hinge. Harking back to military strategy, we are undoubtably suffering the “fog of war”. When faced with an outpouring of propaganda, plus incomplete, dubious and erroneous information, poor intelligence and no clear common goals, what happens? High levels of fear, doubt and hysteria are engendered. That is when rapid and unambiguous decision-making is required from an alert, competent and innovative leader.

So, we have a perfect impasse where no single “way-forward” suggestion commands a majority and the only motions that are carried are those that block progress.

However, as explained in an earlier paper, I see God’s hand on the steps that have brought us to this point. Like the Israelites during the Exodus, we are prone to forgetting the amazing things God has done over recent years, and over many centuries, in our nation. We are not forgotten: God’s plans will be fulfilled.

What should we do? For many years I have attended seminars about, heard sermons on and lightly accepted the principle of 2 Chronicles 7:14:

“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  (my emphasis)

I believe that this scripture is reaching the pinnacle of its significance for our nation. It is not the heathens, the atheists, the Muslims, the Hindus, the Buddhists, the secular MPs or humanists who are encouraged to pray; it is us, God-fearing committed Christians.

The Lord God Almighty is shaking, sifting and precipitating the circumstances that will awaken the Nation and the Church. I am convinced that this political log-jam is part of the process that will lead to the greatest revival ever witnessed (the final harvest). As R.T. Kendall explains in ‘Prepare Your HEART for the MIDNIGHT CRY’, there are three groups in the church: wise and foolish virgins, all asleep, and the watchers (who must be awake, by definition) who give the cry that heralds the arrival of the Bridegroom.

Soon everything will change: are you awake and ready?

Neil Mackereth, 28th January 2019

Further reading:
  • Prophetic, Historic Days: Part 1 introduces Neil, author of SIGNS.
  • 40 Things (or more) Wrong With May-EU’s Withdrawal Agreement
  • Robert Toombs, author of ‘The English and Their History’ writes in Saturday’s Commentary, In their pursuit of power MPs undermine the Parliament they claim to stand up for (emphases added):

    ‘…What makes the present attempted power-grab shameless is that it is being used not to enact but to thwart legal popular votes – votes which are the only thing that lend parliament its share of sovereignty. Those behind this intrigue then plan to hand over the sovereignty they loudly demand to another institution: the European Union, whose laws would override those of our no-longer-sovereign parliament. Some even have the nerve to claim that they want to give the people “the final say” – having refused to accept the previous final say which they promised to respect. Who are they to decide what is final?

    ‘What on earth do these people – Bercow, Cooper, Grieve, Soubry, Rudd, Cable, Letwin et al – think they are doing? Do they really think that blocking Brexit by some unconstitutional manoeuvre will end the matter? Can they really believe that people will just roll over and acquiesce? Do they not realise that they are stoking up a crisis far worse than anything that could follow from Brexit?

A Historic Vote in Parliament

An ace, solid and succinct summary upon essential points from over ‘the Pond’. Thank you NEO.

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And so, tomorrow UK time, Parliament will vote on May’s Withdrawal Agreement, which isn’t. It’s an amazing document, given that its existence is premised on the authority of a passed referendum that asked,  “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”

That is very clear and unambiguous, remarkably so, in fact. And so were the results, 51.9% of the electorate (in the largest UK turnout ever) said: “Leave”.

But the British swamp (pretty much the same players as the American swamp, but with a British accent) disagreed with the people. Loudly, coarsely, contemptuously, and disgracefully they disagree. It hasn’t been edifying watching as they attempted to spin, lie and otherwise weasel out of what the sovereign people said. This attempt is the keystone of May’s Prime Ministership, to undermine the will of the people. It’s a hell of a mess, perhaps worse than…

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Is tonight’s vote ‘checkmate’ for PM May? British MEP likens EU to Tower of Babel

You may recall the ‘chess-pieces’ vision of Theresa May and Brexit in which Veronika West encouraged ‘ALL who are praying and warring for the Nation in this hour that in spite of the chaos, confusion and frustration, God has not changed His mind on Brexit, He is shaking and He is shifting and He is turning and redirecting our nation. He will bring to perfect completion that which He began on June 23, 2016 in our nation…!’

Therefore, we thank and praise you Lord for what You are doing in our nation, and I thank all intercessors for your dedication to Him and our nation and fellow citizens.

Whilst watching the news on 11th December Veronika saw Theresa May momentarily locked in the back of a car upon arriving for talks with Angela Merkel in Germany.  Then Veronika heard these words: “FEAR NOT! FOR THERESA MAY IS LOCKED IN PLACE FOR JUST A LITTLE LONGER AND THEN SHE SHALL BE REMOVED BY MY HAND”

In view of proposals on 12th December for a ‘No Confidence Vote’ on the PM, Veronika writes that she was ‘a little taken aback as the Word I heard yesterday was very clear and very precise…so prophetically could that be for a day or could it be that indeed she will remain in place for A LITTLE LONGER UNTIL THE GREAT CHESSMASTER HAS PERFECTLY ALIGNED ALL HIS PIECES ON THE BOARD OF OUR NATION AND THEN WE WILL HEAR HIM CALL “CHECKMATE”?’

And now on Saturday she notes and quotes, ‘A POWERFUL CONFIRMATION OF HOW GOD IS SPEAKING AND MOVING CONCERNING BREXIT; EXACTLY A MONTH AGO TODAY,’ :

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The broadsheet version of the above appears in The Sunday Telegraph, and another columnist – 20 years a Conservative Member of the European Parliament for South East England – pens penetrating personal insights that The EU offers its members a terrible choice – integration of democracy – it is a ‘must read’!

BRITISH MEP LIKENS EU TO THE TOWER OF BABEL

Without any forethought or realisation upon my part until now, Daniel Hannan happens to feature in two consecutive posts. In blogging on 22 biblically-related news headlines in one week I got nudged to close with a link to Europe and Two Daniels, in which I emailed on 25 June 2009:

‘At least one of our MEPs, Daniel Hannan, may be near the truth of these EU matters..”British voters must be denied their general election so Eurocrats can have their Treaty…lack of democracy in Brussels…has spilt over into its constituent nations. In order to make an undemocratic system work, they too must become less democratic…” (emphases mine) Is this why we have an unelected PM (Gordon Brown) and unelected Deputy PM, who wants to abandon Sterling for the Euro?? Dangerous days…watch out…’

Doubtless the Lord is now drawing our attention to this particular matter to emphasis its import!  Daniel begins his latest,

‘The EU is not only undemocratic in itself; it also degrades the internal democracy of its constituent nations.

‘Everyone knows that the EU is run by unelected officials. What is far less widely appreciated is the way that, in order to sustain a fundamentally oligarchic project, the member states are obliged repeatedly to distort their domestic constitutional arrangements. 

‘Consider what happened in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Ignoring the advice of parliamentary officials, the Speaker, John Bercow, intervened to declare admissible a Europhile amendment that was plainly inadmissible under the rules. Challenged about his partisanship, he didn’t really deny it. Instead, with a hint of a smirk, he declared that obeying precedent would mean that nothing ever changed. He was, in other words, rubbing MPs’ noses in the fact that there was nothing they could do about his bias…’

In the middle of this splendid piece of quality journalism, this Member of the European Parliament explains his insights into the demonic nature of the European Union, which will come as absolutely no surprise to those of my readers familiar with the content of this blog’s staunch anti-EU stance, summarised in main menu hubs Brexit vs EU and Brexit Prophecies. So it’s fascinating to read Daniel Hannan’s insight:

‘The readiness of democratic nations to twist themselves into unnatural postures in order to meet the requirements of EU membership is an awesome, even frightening, phenomenon. I think of it as the EU’s “Hideous Strength” – the name of CS Lewis’s 1945 adult novel about a literally diabolical plot to conquer Britain through an apparently benign bureaucracy. (Lewis had borrowed the title from a 16th-century Scottish poem about the Tower of Babel, which makes it especially apt, given the overweening ambitions of the multilingual EU.)’ (Note: illustration at Flag ‘A’ in UK/EU in/out #2 Significant Spiritual Signs.)

‘Again and again, I have watched domestic politicians sacrifice their positions, split their parties and betray their voters in order to advance deeper integration. In Ireland, for example…Perhaps the most extreme manifestation of the EU’s Hideous Strength was in 2011, when Brussels orchestrated civilian coups in Italy and Greece, removing the elected national leaders and replacing them with Eurocrats…

‘Perhaps you imagine that such things couldn’t happen in Britain. We, after all, are not a fragile democracy whose politicians wear sunglasses. Think again. Margaret Thatcher was ousted in 1990 for much the same reason as Silvio Berlusconi in 2011, namely that she opposed the euro…

‘The Establishment is still at it. Following the 2016 referendum, those who had supported the losing side were showered with honours and knighthoods. The winners, meanwhile, have been subjected to low-level state persecution. I don’t use the word “persecution” lightly. Donors to Vote Leave were suddenly told in late 2017 that their contributions counted as gifts, not political donations… Nor did it stop there. As well as investigating their referendum donations, officials began demanding full audits of the personal and business tax records of Leave donors, going back several years…

‘Americans sometimes talk of the “deep state”, meaning the permanent officials who wield real power, regardless of who has been elected. But what we are seeing here is harassment by the “shallow state”…’

He concludes, ‘ We may be about to see its most terrifying manifestation yet. Our MPs, whichever side they were on in the referendum, must be aware of the consequences of overturning the vote. People would be convinced that politicians really are a class apart, that votes count for nothing and that democracy is a sham. The world’s oldest and most successful parliamentary system would be delegitimised. The MPs who had trooped through the lobby to cancel Article 50 would be deposed at the subsequent election. And yet, incredibly, they might still do it. Marvel at the EU’s Hideous Strength.’

Laying the axe to the EU’s roots in Britain & Eire

I’m grateful to the Lord and Geoff Pick at UKPW for confirmation received this morning of the detail on roots quoted in the previous post; also and especially for confirming a dream (Ireland v Germany) and my musing (here) upon Eire joining Britain:

CUTTING THE EU ROOTS AWAY – BRITAIN AND IRELAND

At 4am on Sunday morning, 9 December 2018, I was praying for the UK, and asked what to pray. Brexit came to mind.

Over time after moving to the UK in 2017, I have come to the conclusion that the UK MUST leave the EU because God has ordained it, and we would be wise to do it so that God can make us (the UK) the nation He has spoken that we are to be. I prayed for the UK, the heart of the UK, and the heart/hearts of its citizens and residents, which are, after all, the heart of the UK.

I then saw a vision in which an axe was chopping away at roots, many roots, that were growing out from the continent, the EU, across the English Channel, and which were growing into the UK and wrapping around the main root, the tap root, of a large oak tree that represented the UK — oaks of righteousness came to mind; so the righteousness of the UK.

These EU roots were wrapping around the tap root and drawing from it nourishment and life, with the result being the oak being strangled, choked out, and stopping the tap root from growing deeper into good soil for nourishment. (The parable of the sower and seed came to mind.)

While draining the UK Oak of Righteousness of its nourishment, all the EU roots gave back were darkness, unrighteousness and ultimately death. [Side-note — forest trees actually do this supplying and receiving of nourishment in the natural world, interestingly.]

So, the axe continued chopping these EU roots away from the UK all along the English Channel from south to north, around Scotland, Northern Ireland, back to the southern tip of England, making a full circle to completely sever all the strangling EU roots. (See Luke 3:9 where John the Baptist says, “Even now the axe is laid to the root of trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” He had been preaching repentance, and was speaking to the religious leaders of Israel.)

This cutting away of the EU roots from the UK seems to be not only salvation for the UK, but also at the same time, judgment on the E for it would no longer draw nourishment from the UK, which was being turned to support the life of darkness.

Then, I saw something that surprised me — the axe was cutting these EU roots away from all of Ireland, not only Northern Ireland, but also the whole island – Northern Ireland AND the Republic of Ireland! As I saw this, I asked if this meant that the Republic of Ireland would be severed from the EU, and what I heard was, “Yes. Not one of these isles will be controlled by the EU.”

Then, the oak tree wasn’t before me anymore, but now an olive tree that spread its branches far and wide, bringing the good news, the true gospel of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom to the extremities of the world unhindered by darkness. And the oil of the olive tree speaks to me of the oil of the Holy Spirit being spread throughout the world as an essential part of the gospel message.

I also saw unfruitful branches of this olive tree cut off and burned in fire, and these were the unfruitful branches of Government, Business, the Church, Education, the Media, Arts & Entertainment and Family. And those branches that were bearing some good fruit were pruned to bring forth more good fruit.

And with that, the vision ended.

The sense I have gotten from this is that with all the choppings, releasings, and prunings going on there will be seismic shakings and changes coming in the spiritual realm as one kingdom, the kingdom of darkness, is deposed and the Everlasting Kingdom of God reigns again; and this will cause much seismic shaking in the natural realm — sudden, drastic, remarkable changes in society at all levels of society. There will be turmoil, as there is in any war, but the Victorious Kingdom of our Lord Jesus, The Anointed One of God, will bring such a stability and peace that cannot and will not be broken — to all people, believers or not, in some measure, but to those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High, a most full experience of the Kingdom of the Almighty!

I offer this to you all for your consideration and testing.

Rick Davis
Footnote – also this morning seen on Change Britain: The Irish government, the EU and the UK government have between them made absolutely clear that there won’t be a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, even if there’s no deal.

1 year ago today: is prophetic word on Prime Minister May about to be fulfilled?

A personal thankyou to readers who dipped into my post published a year ago today in  A Prophetic Word re. Prime Minister May and Brexit, thereby drawing my curiosity to its content. So let’s revisit and review its accuracy.

That blog republished UK Prophetic Words’ posting of what Ruth Grigg had received on 8th December 2017, to which I’ve added emphases in view of events a year later:

Word Regarding Theresa May and Brexit

‘As I was praying for our government, the Lord began to speak to me. What the Lord showed me was that Mrs May will step down from leadership as soon as she manages to secure a deal and it is signed. (This is the reason she was appointed by God, to secure a Brexit deal). I sense the outcome and its follow-up and implications will be handed over to other government ministers. I sense she will step down because of all the pressure, stress and strain that she has been under; however, she will still be in a governmental position, doing good for the nation.

‘I asked the Lord who would come into power next – what government? He said that it would be another joint government leadership, but that it would be balanced (ie. no need to worry). I just sense we need to pray for her more, and that whatever happens next will be a Godly move. We need Him to be governing and ruling in our nation. We need the next leader and government to be by His hand and not purely by man’s, so that our nation is led by Him.’

My post continues with observations on Mrs May made by James Kirkup, Director of the Social Market Foundation and former executive political editor of The Telegraph, on the same day Ruth wrote as above.  James notes, “Anyone paying close attention to the election result or Mrs May’s words since would have picked up her signals about her real intentions” (see The lady’s not of turning…so is this the package May planned to deliver all along?)

He readily admits “I haven’t always been the PM’s biggest fan” and his historical recap of her tribulations of 2017 continued to mushroom, as iterated in his update of 4 weeks ago. And since then the self-inflicted issues have gone exponential – including a third humiliation – leading to over 100 members of her own party rejecting her ‘one and only deal’ with EU!

Yet is the Lord’s hand in this?

It’s been a week of unprecedented governmental and parliamentary turmoil, divisions and international incredulity, as in this part of what Chris Wickland foretold recently:

“This country is going to humbled, and unfortunately the institutions which hold this country up are now going to have to topple. The things that this country feels that it has sure foundations I am now going to take away…

“And I speak now to the Government. They have heard the voice of the prophets. They have heard the prayers of the saints that have gone up for this land. They know the petitions of my people, and they have ignored them. And I tell you now, you will not ignore the voice of My prophets in this land anymore. You will now come to a time of humility, and you will be humbled.”

What Mrs May presents is a deal equivalent to ‘terms of surrender’, as implied by the president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker’s adamant “no room for re-negotiation whatsoever”. According to him, the Withdrawal Agreement the PM wanted our Parliament to vote upon was “the only deal possible”!

Likewise with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The news of Mrs May having met her today reports an official as saying that, in her view, “there is no possibility to amend the agreed exit agreement between the EU and the UK”.

Therefore, as Mrs May has secured a deal with the EU will she step down now, or will she remain until it gets signed?

Furthermore, let’s not overlook what Emma Stark at Glasgow Prophetic Centre heard the Lord tell her in November 2017 (emphasis mine),

“I will allow a bad deal for the UK in Brexit, and it will bring a humbleness to the nation. And in the humbleness it will be an answer to your prayers, because it will break Leviathan off you. And in the breaking of Leviathan”, the Lord says, I will rush towards you with revival and awakening that you have prayed for. And so the Lord says,Do not fear the bad deal, for I am in it, and I am disconnecting you to reconnect you.” And the Lord says that there will be a move of God on the back of the humbleness that is going to come to the UK…’ (Fulfilled Prophecy #24 – Brexit Humiliation for…)

So, there’s much to mediate upon and pray over in this situation as we’re nowhere near as humble as the Lord wants us to be.

In mulling this over now, I want to check how this may tie in with the outstanding Vision of Britain that blessed Wendy Alec in July 2005 after the 40 days prayer called by Chuck Pierce. It’s central theme is the EU and our leaving its control and regaining our destiny in the Lord. In opening up that long scroll I espy,

‘And the Lord said –

“A humble and penitent heart I will not despise.”

‘ – and I saw the words written – ‘DIVISIONS AND FACTIONS’.’

Now just where did I read those last words earlier today?

A quick check of my newspaper’s op-ed and lo…

In Tim Stanley’s opinion, ‘The PM’s failure to provide truly “clear” leadership is one of the reasons why, as Ken Clarke pointed out on Monday, the House is more divided now by faction than party, and the larger faction favours some route to Remain (a second vote, permanent customs union, whatever it takes’.  (The UK is not ready for any sort of Brexit, hence this appalling chaos)

Therefore, if what Wendy brought runs in a chronological sequence then there’s some strong hope! It goes on to prophesy national repentance and the Lord bringing Britain into its end-time destiny, a new leadership and “LIONHEART” declared over the UK.

Selah!

40 things (or more!) wrong with May-EU’s Withdrawal Agreement

UPDATED with PS for further information; also note most informative comment:

One of my contributors to this blog’s series on the EU and Brexit, David Chapman, has submitted the following which he’d received from a friend, after having seen material by Martin Howe QC.

(Martin Howe is a leading barrister in intellectual property and EU law and Chairman of Lawyers for Britain, as well as a contributor to Brexit Central. His articles enable us to appreciate why the hitherto secret Attorney General’s advice to the government, as explosive as it is, came as no surprise to anyone well-informed of the nuances of the Brexit negotiations; see, for example – The Withdrawal Agreement’s Northern Ireland Protocol is Neither a ‘Backstop’ or Temporary published 22nd November!)

I’m informed the following has come from social media and it isn’t easy to determine its source. Nevertheless, David writes, “After trawling through the near 600 pages of the WA this seemed to have a much more succinct analysis than I could give.”

Also, a local friend of financial rather than legal background, reports he’s pleased to find its points are similar to those he’d noted when checking to identify the Agreement’s key issues. 

So with the foregoing in mind, let’s now take a look at :

40 REASONS (YES 40) WHY WE NEED TO BIN Mrs MAY’S PROPOSALS

From the offset, we should note that this is an EU text, not a UK or international text. This has one source. The Brexit agreement is written in Brussels.

  1. Prime Minister May says her deal means the UK leaves the EU next March. The Withdrawal Agreement makes a mockery of this. “All references to Member States and competent authorities of Member States…shall be read as including the United Kingdom.” (Art 6). Not quite what most people understand by Brexit. It goes on to spell out that the UK will be in the EU but without any MEPs, a commissioner or ECJ judges. We are effectively a Member State, but we are excused – or, more accurately, excluded – from attending summits. (Article 7)
  2. The European Court of Justice is decreed to be our highest court (Art. 86) both citizens and resident companies can use it.
  3. The UK will remain under the jurisdiction of the ECJ until eight years after the end of the transition period. (Article 158).
  4. The UK will still be bound by any future changes to EU law in which it will have no say, not to mention having to comply with current law. (Article 6(2))
  5. Any disputes under the Agreement will be decided by EU law only – one of the most dangerous provisions. (Article 168) Arbitration will be governed by the existing procedural rules of the EU law – this is not arbitration as we would commonly understand it (i.e. between two independent parties). (Article 174)
  6. “UNDERLINING that this Agreement is founded on an overall balance of benefits, rights and obligations for the Union and the United Kingdom” No, it should be based upon the binding legal obligations upon the EU contained within Article 50. It is wrong to suggest otherwise.
  7. The tampon tax clause: We obey EU laws on VAT, with no chance of losing the tampon tax even if we agree a better deal in December 2020 because we hereby agree to obey other EU VAT rules for **five years** after the transition period. Current EU rules prohibit 0-rated VAT on products (like tampons) that did not have such exemptions before the country joined the EU.
  8. Problems with the EU’s definitions: 3.1. “Union law” is too widely defined. “United Kingdom national” – we should not have agreed the Lisbon Treaty definition. That is giving away our right to define our citizens.
  9. Definitions needed to include the term “goods” and the term “services” we are promised the deal will mean ONLY EU law in relation to ‘goods’ will apply. This is a non-defined term so far. This agreement also fails to define it.
  10. The Mandelson Pension Clause: The UK must promise never to tax former EU officials based here – such as Peter Mandelson or Neil Kinnock – on their E.U. pensions, or tax any current ones on their salaries. The EU and its employees are immune to our tax laws. (Article 104)
  11. Furthermore, the UK agrees not to prosecute EU employees who are, or who might be deemed in future, criminals (Art.101)
  12. The pre-existing rights of EU citizens are to be extended to citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. They will be pleased. (Article 33)
  13. The EU’s stupidest law ever – the General Data Protection Regulation – is to be bound into UK law (Article 71 to 73). So much for escaping this madness.
  14. The UK is obliged to establish a ‘Joint Committee’ with EU representatives to guarantee ‘the implementation and application of this Agreement’. This does not sound like a withdrawal agreement – if it was, why would it need to be subject to continued monitoring? (Article 164). The Joint Committee will have subcommittees with jurisdiction over: (a) citizens’ rights; (b) “other separation provisions”; (c) Ireland/Northern Ireland; (d) Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus; (e) Gibraltar; and (f) financial provisions. (Article 165)
  15. The agreement will last as long as the country’s youngest baby lives. “the persons covered by this Part shall enjoy the rights provided for in the relevant Titles of this Part for their lifetime”. (Article 39).
  16. The UK is shut out of all EU networks and databases for security – yet no such provision exists to shut the EU out of ours. (Article 8)
  17. The UK will tied to EU foreign policy, “bound by the obligations stemming from the international agreements concluded by the Union” but unable to influence such decisions. (Article 124)
  18. All EU citizens must be given permanent right of residence after five years – but what counts as residence? This will be decided by the EU, rather than UK rules. (Articles 15-16)
  19. Britain is granted the power to send a civil servant to Brussels to watch them pass stupid laws which will hurt our economy. (Article 34)
  20. The UK agrees to spend taxpayers’ money telling everyone how wonderful the agreement is. (Article 37)
  21. Art 40 defines Goods. It seems to includes Services and Agriculture. We may come to discover that actually ‘goods’ means everything.
  22. Articles 40-49 practically mandate the UK’s ongoing membership of the Customs Union in all but name.
  23. The UK will be charged to receive the data/information we need in order to comply with EU law. (Article 50)
  24. The EU will continue to set rules for UK intellectual property law (Article 54 to 61)
  25. The UK will effectively be bound by a non-disclosure agreement swearing us to secrecy regarding any EU developments we have paid to be part. This is not mutual. The EU is not bound by such measures. (Article 74)
  26. The UK is bound by EU rules on procurement rules – which effectively forbids us from seeking better deals elsewhere. (Articles 75 to 78)
  27. We give up all rights to any data the EU made with our money (Art. 103)
  28. The EU decide capital projects (too broadly defined) the UK is liable for (why on earth can’t they say now … oh yes, I remember, they’re bust) (Art. 144)
  29. The UK is bound by EU state aid laws until future agreement – even in the event of an agreement, this must wait four years to be valid. (Article 93)
  30. Similar advantages and immunities are extended to all former MEPs and to former EU official more generally. (Articles 106-116)
  31. The UK is forbidden from revealing anything the EU told us or tells us about the finer points of deal and its operation. (Article 105).
  32. Any powers the UK parliament might have had to mitigate EU law are officially removed. (Article 128)
  33. The UK shall be liable for any “outstanding commitments” after 2022 (Article 142(2) expressly mentions pensions, which gives you an idea as to who probably negotiated this). The amount owed will be calculated by the EU. (Articles 140-142)
  34. The UK will be liable for future EU lending. As anyone familiar with the EU’s financials knows, this is not good. (Article 143)
  35. The UK will remain liable for capital projects approved by the European Investment Bank. (Article 150).
  36. The UK will remain a ‘party’ (i.e. cough up money) for the European Development Fund. (Articles 152-154)
  37. And the EU continues to calculate how much money the UK should pay it. So thank goodness Brussels does not have any accountancy issues.
  38. The UK will remain bound (i.e coughing up money) to the European Union Emergency Trust Fund – which deals with irregular migration (i.e. refugees) and displaced persons heading to Europe. (Article 155)
  39. The agreement will be policed by ‘the Authority’ – a new UK-based body with ‘powers equivalent to those of the European Commission’. (Article 159)
  40. And, of course, the UK will agree to pay £40bn to receive all of these ‘privileges’. (Article 138)

PS 14 Jan: see also his Leaving the EU with No Deal is not a step into a legal vacuum, posted 13 Jan and Leaked Commons legal analysis vindicates Trump, contradicts May and adds to Brexiteers’ concerns posted 2 Dec 2018 at Brexit Central.

Dr Sharon Stone word from the Lord on Britain and the EU: A merciful but severe course correction

Further to my brief notes from Dr Sharon’s mentoring day on 2019 being a new season of shaking for the UK, here’s the specific word from the Lord on our severance from the EU for your information and prayerful weighing: