Prophecy Update #4: 1997 Dennis Cramer prophecy for England

Geoffrey Pick, editor of UK Prophetic Words and FB’s ‘Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival’ draws attention to a prophetic word published on The Elijah List in 2005, but which was first received in 1997 by Dennis Cramer.  “That was a time”, says Geoff, “When prophecy over the UK was rare here … we are already in the season of some of this word and will be entering into the best of the healings to come soon – welcome Holy Spirit, glorify Jesus over our land – Prophets have a major role in protecting the nation.”  AMEN.

Moreover, I recall 1997 was when I witnessed Smith-Wigglesworth’s prayer partner in rapture with the same absolutely awesome vision of Britain in the far future that the evangelist-healer had been given.

At this moment in our history, Dennis’ reference to God dealing with our nation’s rotten political system is bang-on target in view of the unprecedented shaking we’re now going through!!

Background

First, here’s Steve Schulz’ introduction to his republishing on 14 July 2005 what Dennis had brought earlier. (Visitor’s to my blog’s Library may recall references to Chuck Pierce and the terrorist attacks on London Transport – 2005 ‘shelf’ refers.)

‘I was in Europe when the attacks came to London last week. It’s interesting that, before I flew away three weeks ago, I set my Elijah List publishing staff down and told them, “If while I’m gone there is a 9/11-type of attack anywhere, this is how you are to handle it, because I may or may not have access to the Internet.” They did a splendid job, by the way . . .

‘Among other instructions I gave them, I told them, “If some attack occurs, call Chuck Pierce’s office first to see if God has given anything to him.” God woke Chuck Pierce up at 4:30 AM the morning of the London Attacks. And Chuck rushed out the revelation through the Elijah List and several other outlets. Now, on the day of the one-week “anniversary” of that attack on London, I’ve arrived back home. You can read that word at:http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=3217.

‘There was a message waiting for me when I arrived home last night from Denny Cramer, a prophet that I’ve ministered for many years with. We carry several of his books, including the one that this England word below was excerpted from his best-selling book, THE NEXT 100 YEARS. In this book are many profound prophecies about many cities, states, and countries around the world.

‘Dennis’ message left on my voicemail suggested I look at what he’d written in 1997 about England, including his references to what would happen to England regarding events from revival to terrorist attacks, which would bring England to the brink of war.’

1997 PROPHETIC WORD CONCERNING GREAT BRITAIN

England: A Preparer of the Church 
England will become a great “exporter” to the world-wide Christian Church. She will export a new breed of apostles, a new model of preachers, and an army of women evangelists.

A Healing Anointing
Unusual healings will take place in cities all across England. Specific cities will be known as healing centers for specific diseases. Many people will be healed on their way to these geographical locations – before they even arrive!

Incredible supernatural demonstrations of God’s power will free many from lifelong ailments in an instant, and people from around the world will come to drink of these healing waters made available by a loving, caring God.

As this healing anointing spreads, city after city will witness inconceivable, unimaginable, divine healings that will set the standard for power evangelism around the world. As a result, these cities will birth a new breed of power evangelists, many of them women.

These highly prophetic women will take this healing anointing throughout Europe and Asia, then around the world! Specifically, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic will benefit from the overflow of this English revival.

Standing Guard
As England is sovereignly blessed within her borders, foreign powers outside her borders will rise up against her.

England will be targeted by non-Christian nations, especially Islamic nations, who will push her to the brink of war. Some of her former allies, however, will stand by and mock her. [Emphases mine]

In the face this assault, Christians from around the world will unite in intercession, and England will be spared. Her biggest ally of all, the United States, will stand faithfully by her side militarily, politically, and spiritually.

As foreign tensions mount, a group of valuable “watchman” type prophets will stand guard over England, issuing accurate prophetic warnings to the nation. Even now God is issuing such a warning against a new insidious form of terrorism that will strike against England’s population.

God says to England, “Guard yourself against foreign terrorism, especially in the cities of your northeastern coast. Don’t be fooled by the past. Nations who claim to be your friends will prove otherwise.”

The Hand of God
Economically, England will enter the 21st century stronger than ever. When other allies are not doing well economically, she will prosper. This will be a supernatural sign from God.

National illnesses – physical ailments that have gone unchecked for years – will suddenly decrease as God’s mercy falls on England. Her national birth-rate will increase dramatically -a blessing from God.

Even new oil reserves will be discovered off her shores. Finally, God will clean up her political process, eliminating corruption and greed, making England an example for other nations to follow.

Clearly, the hand of God will be on England in a special way. She must remember to whom much is given, much will be required.


by Dennis Cramer
Dennis Cramer Ministries

http://www.denniscramer.org  

RB Note: Some ask did Dennis mean just England, or the whole of the UK & NI. In my opinion, and judging from Tony Puccio’s remarks concerning his references to England, this is normally American shorthand for Britain, unless specific reference clearly applies; eg. as in Tony’s accurate dreams about Big Ben.

‘The Truth matters’ – LBC radio’s Nick Ferrari asks why it matters that the C of E covered crosses and hid Jesus. When he finds out he graciously apologises. The difference between the Gods of Islam and of Christianity is at stake and is crucial — Gavin Ashenden

I strongly recommend your ‘taking 5’ to listen to this most informative interview:

Radio link available here on Revd Gavin Ashenden’s post.

A reasonable person would think ALL CLERGY should be trained in the fundamentals of their Christian faith and relationship with Jesus Christ, and fully understanding the difference with every other religion!  Or is that far too much to expect??

Satan’s strategy made plain for ALL to see in Sri Lanka

A few years ago I considered how the enemy of our souls wants to avoid its foretold demise in the Lake of Fire, and this would be done primarily through anti-Semitism and increasing persecution of Christians, especially attacks upon churches and communities. This developed into a 3-part theme that looked at modern evidence and the myths of Muslim ‘history’ and attitudes towards Christian crusades of survival, which then got confirmed by an anti-terrorism summit.

In that year of 2015 so much was happening to demonstrate the reality of those suppositions that I blogged another tripartite series The ‘Endgame’ Gets Ramped Up Another Level.

The mass-murder of men, women and children in Sri Lanka is the latest tragedy, but the plain fact it took place whilst they celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from death and His victory over satan through redeeming humanity from its authority and grip, demonstrates the attacks were satanic in nature and perpetrated by demonised humans – those whose lives have been perverted by demonic lies into hatred and destruction of anything to do with Jesus Christ and Christianity.

Moreover, they are aided and abetted by those stooges who daren’t and cannot admit to, much less recognise, the Truth of God, His Son our Saviour, His Holy Spirit and sacred scriptures. I mean mealy-mouthed politicians and media who control free-speech by criminalising critics of any religion that teaches hatred and murder!

Here’s Revd Gavin Ashenden (extra emphases mine):

‘One of the Sunday school teachers in the Church in Sri Lanka has written about what they were doing on Easter day.

“Today at Zion Church we asked the children, ‘how many of you would be willing to die for Christ?’ Everyone raised their hands. Minutes later we took them into the main service. The blast happened. Half of them died on the spot.”

‘In one of the two other Catholic Churches that were blown up, the bomber waited until the children had come back into the main liturgy before he detonated. Killing the children appeared to have been a priority to him.

‘Some people may have been surprised by the UK Government’s initiative that lay behind Jeremy Hunt writing forty letters to a variety of Christians and agencies offering support for Christians in their persecution. Not many people are aware that Christians are the most persecuted religion in the world today.

Last year, over 300 Christians were assassinated each month. 245 million Christians were persecuted by either their neighbours or the state they lived in.

‘At first sight, it seems odd that the world’s largest religion should be the target of so much hatred and violence. But at the risk of drawing lines in history that are too sharp, it seems that there are three figures who stand as major figures of history and their teaching and influence drive the values of their followers.

‘They are Jesus, Mohammed and Karl Marx. Their followers are Christians, Muslims and Communists. In terms of violence, Christians are the odd ones out. 

Jesus taught his followers never to use violence, but only humility and compassion. There is no sanctioned violence in the New Testament. 

‘But there is in the Koran. 

Mohammed told his followers to offer non–Muslims the chance to convert, and if they didn’t, to use violence to make them. Islam swept through the known world carried by armies who did just that. 

Marx also was a proponent of violence. He called his followers to armed revolution, and in the twentieth century, they obeyed with alacrity. But with Communism the killing didn’t stop with the revolution. It continued. In the Little Black Book of Communism Stephane Courtois estimates that the sum total of deaths communism caused, with its genocides, forced famines and executions, to be over 94 million.

‘Bill Warner in his book The Islamic Trilogy estimates the death toll of non-believers at the hands of Islam, between its founding in 610 and 2006, to be more than 270 million non-Muslims. 

‘It’s not easing off; from 2001 to 2017, Islamic activists carried out more than 32,000 attacks that killed more than 85,000 innocent and unsuspecting civilians. The Intelligence Services in the UK have identified 23,000 jihadist ‘extremists’ of whom 3,000 are believed to pose an active threat to their non-Muslim neighbours.

‘It is perfectly true that Christianity has blood on its hands too. But the distinction is that with the exception of the self-defence, the violence has been mainly instigated by the State rather than the Church. There are no Christian jihadists, no Christian terrorist bombers. And if there were, the New Testament would be held up to them to show they had no right to call themselves followers of Jesus or Christians at all. In other words when Communists and Muslims engage in violence they can justify it by appealing to Marx and Mohammed; but when Christians turn to violence, they can’t. It is forbidden.

‘So in part it is the use of violence sanctioned both by Marx and Mohammed, that has meant that Christians have become the most persecuted group in the world today.

What is very odd beyond that is the way in which the media and the politicians do all they can to avoid telling the truth about it. The media avoid the “M’ word as long as it can. The child abusers of Rotherham were called ‘Asian’ to the deep distress of Sikhs and Buddhists. The BBC said it had no idea who on earth would even think of sending suicide bombers into Sri Lankan churches for as long as it could. !!!!

‘When the dreadful killing in Christchurch happened the media instantly named the victims as Muslims. In Sri Lanka suddenly the euphemism ‘Easter worshippers’ was used. Imagine the outcry if the media has called the victims in the Mosque at Christchurch ‘Ramadan worshippers’?

‘Why is there such a reluctance to acknowledge that both Communism and Islam resort to violence to the extent that they do? In the same week as the New Zealand atrocity where 50 Muslims were killed by a lone gunman, African Muslims murdered 120 Nigerian Christians and the world’s media kept it secret. 

‘With very rare exceptions, Christians do not kill Muslims or Communists. Both Communists (currently in China) and Muslims kill Christians on an industrial scale. As the Sunday School teacher said, Christians are taught to be willing to be martyrs for Jesus. Unlike Muslims they are not taught to make martyrs of others. Why won’t the media and the politicians tell the truth about it?

Footnote: According to the extensive database maintained by The Religion of Peace, there’s been over 34,900 terror attacks by Muslims since the infamous 9/11 atrocity.

Game-changing moment: Egyptian President Sisi makes history building largest church in the Mideast…

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A most historically noteworthy event reported by Joel Rosenberg. Perhaps we’re heading towards fulfillment of Isaiah 19:23 on a highway being built from Egypt to Assyria and that both nations will form an alliance with Israel…

(Cairo, Egypt) — It’s impossible to overstate how historic this is: a pious Sunni Muslim Arab President builds the largest church in the Middle East and gives it as a Christmas present to the Christians of his country. Can you remember the last time this happened? Neither can I. Yet this is precisely what happened […]

via Game-changing moment: Egyptian President Sisi makes history building largest church in the Mideast. Our Evangelical Delegation was honored to be here for the opening. A few thoughts. — Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

Bible Update: “Like Pieces of Meat Before Our Teeth” (Daniel 7:5)

Meanwhile ‘back on the ranch’; ie. where my interest in Bible prophecy kick-started 30 years ago upon seeing Iranian forces rehearsal of storming Jerusalem (details here) – Not forgetting this week’s news of Iranian regime’s persecution of Muslim converts to Christ.:

…..so said one of the kings of the Persian ram. Once again we see the Iranian regime speaking prophecy from Daniel. If the Signpost interpretation is true, the Iranian regime is planning…

Continue reading at “Like Pieces of Meat Before Our Teeth” — The Four Signposts

Jerusalem Post lead story, first in-depth article on what MBS told Joel Rosenberg behind closed doors in Riyadh Palace.

An important development in the light of the prophetical lightning strike upon Mecca’s Grand Mosque on the 14th anniversary of 9/11 and subsequent events two years later, as noted here.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

POST-MBS-Evangelicals(Jerusalem, Israel) — On Wednesday, The Jerusalem Post published the first in-depth story on our Evangelical Delegation to Saudi Arabia, why we went, and what the Crown Prince told us behind closed doors. 

As I told editors Yaakov Katz and Seth Frantzman in the Post’s offices yesterday, the entire meeting in the Royal Palace was on the record, except for what MBS told us regarding his views of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Our team took detailed notes and I provided some of the excerpts of our conversation to the Post. Here’s the article.

MBS TO EVANGELICALS: KHASHOGGI MURDER WAS TERRIBLE “HEINOUS ACT”: But he won’t let it stop his ability to take his country where he wants to go, the delegation head says.

By Seth Frantzman, The Jerusalem Post, November 6, 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said he will not let the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi hinder the…

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Bible Update: Russia’s lead in Middle-East recognised

Vladimir Putin’s ‘twin summits’ with Benjamin Netanyahu and then with Donald Trump, bring this update on developments relating to the Gog-Magog alliance, as foretold by Ezekiel. (Click this posts tags for background, and links for full reports):

16 July: Trump & Putin agree on keeping Israel safe (but) not much else – ‘Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin told the press that their two-hour face-to-face on Monday, July 16, in Helsinki, was a success. But, the impression was that there was very little agreement on the issues they touched on, including Iran, Syria or Crimea. Neither referred to the removal of Iran and its proxies from Syria, as Israel has demanded. Putin appeared to say that Israeli security was served by the Israeli-Syrian 1974 Separation of Forces agreement on the Golan and advised extending it to the Syrian-Jordanian border as well. Trump noted: “We both talk to Benjamin Netanyahu, work with him on Syria and agree on the importance of Israel’s safety.”..It would seem that the high speculation ahead of the summit of a deal in the making between the two presidents for Iran to quit Syria in return for a US military pullback was pie in the sky.’

16 July Debka Exclusive: Netanyahu’s secret consent to hand Golan crossing to Syria led to Trump-Putin deal on Israel’s border security‘(Trump and Putin) joined in their support for Israel’s security (as above) after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told them both that he had withdrawn his objections to the Syrian army reinstating its line of outposts in the Quenitra district, including control of the Ein Zivan-Quneitra border crossing. This is the only transit point between Israel and Syria….’

18 July: Secret Helsinki deal: US & Israel hand Russia controlling role on Syria’s Israel-Jordan borders ‘…DEBKAfile has obtained exclusive access to this deal and can reveal for the first time that it provides for the handover to Russian responsibility of all parts of southern and southwestern Syria abutting on the Israeli and Jordanian borders, including, most importantly, surveillance and observation elevations that oversee all parts of Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon and the eastern Mediterranean. Trump and Binyamin Netanyahu thereby gave Putin a valuable asset for boosting Russia’s military presence in Syria and the region at large…’ (emphasis added)

For a better grasp of President’s Trump’s apparently incorrect and/or muddled remarks on investigations into Russian hacking read investigative journalist Melanie Phillips’ in-depth analysis in The Hysteria Over Helsinki and the Real Threat to the Free World.

Melanie wisely concludes (emphases mine):

‘Trump’s personality flaws – his self-obsession, his lack of attention span, his thin skin against criticism, his inability to speak carefully and accurately – are plain for all to see. The crucial point, however, is not what Trump says, nor the content of his character, but what he does and what he achieves.

‘And here’s what Putin said that was potentially so significant. For his remarks suggested that he would support Trump’s attempts to defang both Iran and North Korea. If Trump turns out to have succeeded in detaching Russia from Iran over Syria and from China over North Korea, that would be a huge step towards defeating two of the most evil and dangerous regimes in the world.

‘Seen in this light, the reaction of the media and political class to the Helsinki press conference was not just hysterical and disproportionate and a display of near-pathological hatred towards Donald Trump, but a malevolent undermining of the most promising attempt for years to tackle some of the major threats to the peace and security of the world.’

Postscript:

Does Russia’s apparent change towards Iran and favouring Israel disprove the ‘Gog-Magog’ prophecy or indicate it’s not yet applicable in its fullness? Within days events changed and got realigned to that prophecy and put it back on the front burner’, as told in the next post Status quo resumption realigns Russia-Israel Realpolitiks With Bible prophecy!

Dr Clifford Hill: trumpet call to battle for Britain!

Y’day I was pondering an open vision in 2004 of the splitting of the rotten fabric of our once United Kingdom, and in Parliament openly displaying the depths to which we have descended because of our rejection of Judaeo-Christian values. (See Comments upon the Collapse of Society posted 2011.)

Quickly checking my in-tray shows this from Revd Dr Clifford Hill, is essential reading (please be free to add to the discussion therein):

BLOWING THE TRUMPET 

A CALL TO BELIEVERS TO BATTLE FOR THE NATION

I don’t often have a sleepless night worrying about the state of the nation. But I did on Wednesday night after watching the chaotic scenes in Parliament that led to the expulsion from the chamber of the leader of the Scottish Nationalist MPs, followed by their mass walkout.

No, I wasn’t worrying about the possibility of another Scottish Referendum and the breakup of the Union, or about the effect upon our parliamentary democracy of the battle between the Lords and the Commons over Brexit. I was worrying about Bible-believing Christians in Britain being no longer involved in the battle for Brexit.

I am convinced that it was praying, Bible-believing Christians who, through their intercession in the days leading up to the historic 2016 Referendum, helped to produce a majority in favour of leaving the European Union. That this was achieved despite the predictions of the pundits and the enormous effort of the establishment, European and world leaders and the mainstream media, all trying to persuade Brits to stay shackled to the EU, is nothing short of miraculous.

But the Referendum battle was only a minor skirmish in comparison with what is happening now, as the Remainers mobilise their forces to reverse the decision and force Britain to stay within the European Union. That is their intention – nothing less – despite all their protests that they are only trying to ensure good trade deals.

My greatest worry is that I sense that many Christians no longer watch the news and follow the developments in the Brexit process because they are tired of it all, or because it’s all so depressing. Yes, it is! But if Christians opt out of the battle the consequences are unbelievably disastrous. The Bible reminds us that “Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labour in vain” (Ps 127).

“If Christians opt out of the battle the consequences are unbelievably disastrous.”

HAVE CHRISTIANS GIVEN UP?

Britain’s prospective release from the European Project and its demonic powers offers a wonderfully open future, potentially full of prosperity and new life. But this can only be achieved where there is sufficient faith in God to allow for his guidance and blessing to be influential in our national affairs.

My fear today is that many Christians have given up battling in prayer for Britain. Yes, I know what I wrote a year ago about not simply praying for prosperity, but that did not mean that we should not pray for God to use these times of trouble to bring a spirit of repentance into the nation.

I strongly believe in God’s promise given through Jeremiah: “If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned” (Jer 18:7).

I note that Jeremiah kept calling for repentance right up to the time when the Babylonian army surrounded the walls of Jerusalem: he knew that if the people put their trust in the Lord they would have been kept safe from the most powerful army in the world, even at that late hour. God would have done something at the last moment to save his people!

But the huge danger today is that many Bible-believing Christians have grown weary of the battle raging among our political masters. What came to me during my sleepless night was that many Christians do not understand the nature of the battle: it is not just a political battle, or a fight to save our democracy; it is part of a major spiritual conflict over the Judeo-Christian heritage – and future – of Western civilisation.

“Many Christians do not understand the spiritual nature of the battle.”

SPIRIT OF LAWLESSNESS

I believe we have reached a period in the history of the world where the most incredible spiritual battle is taking place – both in the heavenlies and upon earth – for the future influence of the biblical revelation of truth given through the advent, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Worn outside Parliament on June 13, 2018. Note small print!

It may be that what we are seeing is the release of the ‘man of lawlessness’ to which Paul refers in 2 Thessalonians 2. The spirit of rebellion against God, together with the rapid rise of anti-Semitism and the increase in the persecution of Christians in all parts of the world, are symptoms of the great spiritual battle that is raging in our lifetime.

Paul warns believers not to under-estimate the spiritual powers of darkness that are involved. He says “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph 6:12).

My fear is that most Christians do not understand the nature of this battle. They “have eyes but do not see…ears but do not hear” (Jer 5:21; also Mark 8:18). But Paul wrote that God’s plan was to use the ‘community of believers’ (the congregation of saints) “to make known the manifold wisdom of God to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Eph 3:10)!

SOUNDING THE CALL

If I am right in what I believe I am hearing in my quiet times, the world is rapidly moving into a period of incredible turmoil, with Europe and Israel at the centre of the battle. Once the civil war in Syria is over the attention of the Islamic world will turn to Israel and Britain needs to be free of European shackles if we are to respond as we should before God.

The greatest need today is for Bible-believing Christians, not only in Britain, but across the world, to recognise the nature of the battle and to seek the Lord for the right prayer strategy. Then, the forces of light may be mobilised by the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring his message of salvation to the nations and overcome the spirit of death that is driving the nations to destruction.

A trumpet call to prayer must be sounded among Christians – and we can all play our part in this.

Dr Clifford Hill, 15th June 2018

PS: Clifford’s warning on the The Referendum: An Exercise in Bullying was amongst the first flurry of posts on this blog in well over a dozen in the lead-up to the Referendum, and the first in my series UK/EU In/Out. A full list appears in the Brexit versus EU hub.

Photo Credits:
  • NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images
  • Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/Press Association Images.

[Re-published with kind permission of the editor of Prophecy Today.]

Iranian duplicity over secret nuclear facilities

This week’s news of the Iranian regime’s secret deals for advancing its plans to develop nuclear weapons comes as absolutely no surprise to well-informed watchers.

As noted in closing Latest: Iran’s Dual-strategy Against Halting the Nuclear Accord on 24th May, informed folk are extremely wary of all fanatical regime’s secret schemes and strategies, especially when it’s their consistently avowed aim to attack and destroy the state of Israel.

I cited how assiduously the homicidal thug Saddam Hussein had sought to build nuclear weapons and missiles, as revealed by the Christian Iraqi air vice-marshal and general Georges Sada in his book Saddam’s Secrets. It was only his unequivocal advice not to launch a surprise air strike upon Israel and Jordan on the grounds of meeting a superior air force, and possible nuclear retaliation in the event of launching missiles on Tel Aviv, that the maniac called off the proposed attack. Chapter 10 provides details how WMD were transported by the dictator’s instructions into Syria, thus confirming DebkaFile’s early intelligence.

Therefore, news last weekend of the German state of Baden-Wurtemburg’s intelligence agency publishing a report on the Iranian regime’s covert attempt in 2017 to secure advanced technology and scientific knowledge for its missile and nuclear programmes, was only to be expected! That is, Iran’s duplicity occurred whilst supposedly keeping to the nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, agreed in 2015 with six world powers!!

The 345-page report seen by The Jerusalem Post was published before US President Trump’s decision of 8th May to pull out of the JCPOA. According to the intelligence report, “Iran has continued unchanged the pursuit of its ambitious program to acquire technology for its rocket and missile-delivery program.” Iran’s reported test of the mid-range Chorramschahr rocket in September was cited in the document.

“Iran’s regime seeks German software, sophisticated vacuum and control-engineering technologies, measurement devices and advanced electrical equipment for its rocket program, said the report. Germany is Iran’s most important European trade partner and has been the European country most willing to resist US policy to wind down trade with Iran. The US labels Iran’s regime a leading state-sponsor of terrorism.”

Clearly, the Iranian regime cannot be trusted and doubtless defends its actions under the Islamic principle of ‘Taqiyya‘, or acceptable lying, dissimulation and deception in certain circumstances in relations with non-Muslims; for example, in wanting to gain the upper-hand over one’s enemy, as was exemplified by the religion’s founder!

According to Debka, in his response today to Iran’s announcing the completion within a month of a facility at Natanz to produce advanced centrifuges for speeding up uranium enrichment, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns, “We won’t allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. Iran is aware of our resolve.”

Lastly, DebkaFile reports: ‘As for the “new facility” at Natanz far from being completed in a month, as (Iran’s atomic energy czar) Salehi affirmed, we can report that it was built in fact four years agoanother example of Iran’s tactics of confusion. The finished building is shown in the photo at the head of this item. It is ready for activation at the push of a button.’ (Emphasis mine)

Another End-time sign appears – another muslim messiah

“Then, if anyone says to you’ ‘Look, here is the Christ’ [messiah] or ‘There!’ do not believe it, for false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. Therefore, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it…” (Matthew 24:23-26) 

When blogging a brief update on the Middle-East this-day last week I referred to Shiite Islamic expectation of the appearance of their ‘hidden twelfth Imam’ or ‘Mahdi’, or who’s also incorrectly referred to as a ‘messiah’ (Jewish term!).  Maybe I ‘sensed’ something was afoot?

Sure enough, in Monday’s Christian Today Harry Farley reports on the ASA (Arrogantly Stupid Atheists aka. Advertising Standards Agency) investigating complaints about a number of billboards placed by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community claiming that ‘The Messiah Has Come’. This peace-loving community, ‘a heavily persecuted minority Muslim sect (aims) to promote the idea, considered heretical by mainstream Islam, that the Messiah promised in the Qur’an has already come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’.

A.S.A. SKULLDUGGERY

As I’d expect, fellow blogger Archbishop Cranmer takes issue over ASA involvement:

‘We like the ASA. They jump in with both feet; bark, intimidate, harass, bludgeon and hassle with reams of paperwork, and then they issue their decree and skulk off with their tail between their legs.

‘Farley reports that “the campaign has prompted outrage from Christians, Muslims and Jews who all have notions of a ‘messiah’ in their beliefs and find the billboards offensive.”

‘This is odd. Since when did religious advertisements have to conform to a particular interpretation of messianic eschatology? Since when was it the task of the ASA to discern between mythical symbols and promised realities? If the remit of the ASA now extends to determining theological orthodoxy, what hope is there for billboards proclaiming  ‘Jesus is Lord’? Don’t Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs and Jedi Knights all have notions of a ‘lord’ in their beliefs? Might not adherents of any non-Christian religion find such a declaration offensive?

‘Even odder is this:
  • ‘The Advertising Standards Agency confirmed to Christian Today it has received 33 complaints so far about the adverts. A spokesman said people have claimed the post is ‘misleading because they believe it is not consistent with the teachings of the Quran’.

‘Since when did religious advertisements have to be consistent with the teachings of the Qur’an?

‘But then we read: 
  • …the advert was being targeted in a coordinated campaign by other Muslim sects.
  • An email template seen by Christian Today and sent to Ahmadi opponents claimed ‘the billboard incites hatred, it is deeply offensive and hurtful to millions of British citizens’. The email urges other Muslims to write to the ASA, the Metropolitan Police and the Charity Commission asking them to take the billboards down.

‘Ah.’

Then follows His Grace’s thorough appraisal. Suffice to say, he and I dealt with ASA crass stupidity 6 years ago this month when they forbade prayers for healing on the streets in the city of Bath. My report Muhammed knows more than the ASA! starts my coverage of the saga which began when local BBC took up a young person’s grievance about the efficacy of prayer, but failed to check their background. I did and found the complainant not as impartial or honest an investigator of the ‘paranormal’ as pretended and took pride in claiming, because they bragged about their action and closed mind!

THE NUB OF THE MATTER

Be that as it may, we have the clear, undoubted prophecy from the One who is the Word of God and the Spirit of Prophecy of the appearance of so-called messiahs or ‘anointed ones’, whom people will believe as having an especial anointing from God as a ‘world teacher’ or saviour.

As covered earlier, in answering the disciples queries about His foretelling the ruination of Jerusalem’s holy Temple, Jesus went on to describe very much later times known as ‘The Day of The Lord’.  As the first prophecy got fulfilled 40 years later my analysis of the ‘signs’ Jesus spoke about omitted those comparatively early events.

Yet we need to note that both sections of disparate time periods begin with the identical warning!  After stating that the disciples sat and asked their questions, Matthew 24:4-6  records Jesus starting His discursive reply with:

“Take heed that no-one deceives you, for many will come in My name saying, ‘I am the Christ’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled for these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet…”

Those are ‘Signs Nos 3 and 4’ in this blog’s About Signs and, after alluding to the sack of their capital, Jesus begins the variety of signs indicative of End-times’ Tribulation with the very same warning, as given in this post’s opening lines! (‘Signs Nos 9, 10 & 11’)

Moreover, although we could infer Jesus was referring to such claimants from among Jewish people as liberators from the yoke of Roman oppression, as happened before and after His incarnation, it can in fact apply also to other religious beliefs; eg. Islam’s Shiite and Ahmadiyya sects, as mentioned above and earlier posts.

Also, ‘New Agers’ expected the reincarnation of a ‘cosmic master’ to come as a ‘world teacher’ known as the ‘Cosmic Christ’. In my pre-Christian days I was aware of such a claim about a Krishnamurti in 1950s, someone in London’s East End in 1960-70s, and in the early 1980s a whole page advertisement was placed in broadsheet newspapers to say ‘Christ has come’ and showed a photo of an Australian guy.

But Jesus reveals how the whole world will unquestionably know that He, the one and only true Messiah, is here (Matthew 24:27):

“As the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”

Selah!

Brief update to Bible Update on ‘Gog-Magog’: Israel & US vs Iran & Russia

The necessity for brevity in Bible Update: Ezekiel 38-9 – Iran vs Israel – USA and Russia? meant I didn’t expand upon the parenthesis in my opening remark, ‘…news of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s threat to ‘open the gates of hell’ over the Zionist regime (not the first such threat)…’. Let me now explain:

Please don’t listen to claims of evangelical Christians supporting Israel because they want to hasten the battle of Armageddon. In fact, the reality is that Shiite theology desires exactly that in order to bring about the return of their hidden 12th Imam, or Mahdi – and supposedly accompanied by the prophet Jesus!

Thus, the ultimate goal of Iran’s theocratic regime is the removal of the Jewish state of Israel, as I was stunned to see thirty years ago!

[Those who’ve read my Bio Info may recall that, whilst casually flicking through a new book I’d been given I noticed lots of references to the significance of Jerusalem, I also was watching a documentary on then raging Iraq-Iran war. Suddenly I heard a narrator on TV say what’s being shown is elite units from opposing forces rehearsing together an attack upon Jerusalem – that is, despite being at war with one another!!  Thus began my appreciation as a non-believer in the Bible’s prophetic value. The truth of this reality got confirmed in peculiar instances (‘God-incidents’) after I’d started blogging, especially around its fourth anniversary in November 2013 – see The Invisible Hand Reappears and Did My Triple Warning About Iran Affect WordPress Connections? and from 2015,  What’s Weird About Writing About Iran.]

So it comes as no surprise to see this headline in this morning’s Jerusalem Post: Israeli Defense Minister : Iran Declared War On Us Long Ago.: ‘Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Wednesday. “Iran declared war on us long ago. The highest echelons in Tehran want to erase the Zionist entity, they do not hide the fact that they want to wipe the State of Israel off the face of the earth” Liberman said at annual conference…“Iran is also fighting us through their proxies: Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and now Hamas and of course the Syrian regime.Therefore, it is a daily war not only in the military aspect but also in the realm of international terrorism and we do everything in order to preserve Israel’s security,” adding that Israel maintains absolute freedom of action and will do everything necessary to prevent Iran from consolidating themselves in Syria.

USA and Russia in Syria

Now news has emerged in the MSM of American forces blowing up a Russian-made tank in self-defence against an attack by Syrian troops loyal to Assad and backed by Russian mercenaries, here’s a list of linked-headlines US-Russia conflict I was unable to locate for the earlier post but which are now available:

DEBKA also claims Israel’s downing of Iran’s drone is part of a larger scenario of US-Russian involvement (to be revealed in report to subscribers).