Apostasy, Repentance and the Remnant Church – Chris G Bennett

In view of recent news of the anti-biblical views in the Anglican and Roman churches, proving we are truly in the End-times return of the Days of Noah prophesied by Jesus Christ Himself, this posted on Monday makes a welcome word from the Lord:

(Perhaps you may notice the ‘happen-chance’ timing  – need to count how many times it’s been happening?)  Screenshots from Facebook, text by His Kingdom Prophecy:

The LORD has once again spoken to me, and is speaking through me, about the Laodicean state of much of The Church in Britain, America, and the world today.

Lukewarmness and apostasy has overwhelmed so many otherwise sincere and earnest folk by the imposition of limitations and restrictions which, for whatever reason, The Church simply failed to oppose.

They just accepted the limitations, rolled over, and submitted to a heinous over-reaching authority that sought to strip our basic human rights to a minimum.

Add to this that much of The Church has succumbed to worldly pressure to accept every ungodly, unbiblical vision of ‘inclusiveness’ in The Church.

I gave voice to this quite simply when I said this to a friend today, “Sadly, over the last three years in particular, much of The Church has abdicated all responsibility for preaching the gospel and even for actually being The Church as she was meant to be!”

There is only one way forward — Repentance and Renewal! There is only ONE Way, only ONE Church, only ONE Gospel, only ONE Word, and ONE Blood.

No other way will do. No other Gospel, Word, or Blood.

The Remnant Church, drawn from all denominations of believers, must lead the way in this; must turn The Church from her wicked apostate ways back to the ways of The LORD.

Yes, there needs to be a major, major movement from the few to lead the many back to the faith of the generals through the centuries.

Back to the God revering, Bible believing Church as she was always meant to be. Back to preaching the unashamed Gospel of Jesus Christ, Him crucified dead and risen, His atoning Blood, forgiveness of sins, and a life pleasing to God rather than one pleasing to man.

The Church must once again say,

“I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the Power of God for Salvation to everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16

The Church must once more preach,

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only SON, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have Eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him.” John 3:16-17

And The Church must teach,

“And when I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come as someone superior in speaking ability or wisdom, as I proclaimed to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. I also was with you in weakness and fear, and in great trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in Demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of mankind, but on The Power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 (Emphasis all mine)

The gifts and baptism of the Holy Spirit must once again become prominent in the Remnant Church all around the world.

I prophesy that not only is this already beginning to happen, but it will continue to happen until The LORD returns for His bride.

The army of God here on earth is not defeated, and never will be, but is returning in power in order to bring great glory to her King.

The whole world is to become an ‘Upper Room’ – Johnny Enlow

Watch at > https://rumble.com/v24mqoy-johnny-enlow-unfiltered-episode-40.html

Chris Moyler has kindly provided a very helpful  outline of Johnny’s important message with time-points as follows, which is similar to a message of 31 December I’m mulling over. Some technical issues delay discussion for 10 minutes and at 11.45 point Johnny says that in March 2016 the Lord told him:

“Trump is going to win and Trump is going to cause a new dynamic where the world will be known as ‘before’ and ‘after Trump’!” – What’s amazing is that’s 7 years and I said to the Lord that You’ve had me NOT back off Your narrative, and He said ‘That’s exactly your assignment, NOT to back off the narrative!”

Chris writes:

THE WHOLE WORLD WILL BECOME AN UPPER ROOM

Beloved…
Please listen to Johnny Enlow on Elijah Streams! I’ve listened to all of it, and he was on fire!

He opens by talking about the nature of modern-day prophecy. The LORD doesn’t so much want to give dates. Rather, he wants the prophets to paint a narrative, build faith, and spawn a large company of prophetic saints.

23:00  Unique Rescue Plan from Heaven wherein we are to participate, similar to that of the Exodus – this is part of my assignment…

25:50  Since Rosh Hosanna 2001 three occasions when the enemy tried to shut down the world economy and was thwarted! (at 28 mins: signified by 7-7-7 periodicity)

27: For example : Aircraft crash on 15 Jan 2009 on River Hudson all 153 passengers saved – same number as fish caught by disciples obeying Jesus’ post-Resurrection instruction (read also Number 153, Signs and Symbols)

30:40 …Trump began his Presidency at 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old!!

31:30 A rescue operation to take out the World Mafia

33:10. The world will be known as before and after Trump, because of how the LORD works through him

There WILL be a new worldwide Quantum Financial System to replace WEF’s plans to enslave humanity

35:00  “The OUTRAGEOUS prophetic word the Lord gave me and told me to give for today”..wer’e going to go into…

“The WHOLE WORLD is going to become an Upper Room and that begins to happen NOW – RIGHT NOW!”  The WHOLE world becomes an Upper Room – this is such an amazing thing that He is saying – Oh man I’ve got so much on this from the Lord it’s amazing! 

35:25  He gave me this line I think that’s part of a crazy movie  – I don’t recommend the movie, that’s nothing to do with it – but the attached word was:

” EVERYTHING – EVERYWHERE – ALL AT ONCE!”

36:05 Regarding the Pandemic-
as Joseph said to his brothers “What you meant for evil, God meant for good.”

37:37 There’s an aspect of that which God wants us to take for people and situations in our lives. There’s a positioning taking place all around the world and this is back to The Upper Room.

38:00 “That’s the way the Lord talks to me in strange ways and not so strange ways. Right after getting that on the Upper Room there’s this brand news song by Kari Jobe (composer of ‘The Blessing’) “The Dove” with a line: “Make this place an Upper Room.”

Then Johnnie encountered three more instances relating to ‘Dove’

41:00 He wanted a sabbatical after much travelling and not wanting to be ‘on-call’ BUT the Lord says, “You’re NOT having a sabbatical, I’ve given you an overflow and you’re going to speak out of an overflow!” He’s given me more understanding and insight…

41:40. It’s been 7 years since I first began speaking about the coming SHIFT and “Back to Eden.” – confirmed by sign of 8.9 earthquake in Antarctica.
Is this still on track?

43:25 Revisiting previous words, eg in 2012 when many saying it’s The End (Mayan calendar) he was told he’s to cast all such declarations down.

44:30 OT prophets were mostly singletons and validations took many years. He was told “I give you a message – you give it! I may or may not vindicate you on earth I may or may not grant time to see it, but your assignment is to obey Me and do what I tell you to do!”

45:10. “I’ve given you a general narrative, which remains.”
“Has the decision been rendered in the Courtroom of Heaven that will secure the new economy and that will overthrow the Old Guard of Government?”
The LORD’S response was to keep showing a picture of a GAVEL.

46:10. Bobby Connor recently shared on Sid Roth about the GAVEL, and he will soon be on Elijah Streams

46:25 THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE.
– the LORD reminded Bobby of a prophecy that he’d been given 13 years ago, and shared on Elijah List.

48:15. China, India. Philippines and Indonesia will EXPLODE in the Holy Spirit

50:10 Life in Israel was NOT good at time of Acts 2

Eleven Effects of The Upper Room:

1. Confusion
2. Amazement
3. Marvel
4. Boldness
5. Non compliance with religion and religion Spirit.
6. Miracles, Signs and Wonders
7. Strengthened in God’s Sovereignty
8. Non- compliance with Civil Authority
9. Generosity and Sharing
10. Unity and One Accord
11. Fear of God, which Protects the Flame.

1:10:00
Eleven Corrections to the Church
1. Dead Order
2. Indifference
3. Normality
4. Timidity
5. Compliance to Religious Spirit
6. Disease/DEBT
7. Orphan Mindedness
8. Idolatry to Government
9. Selfishness/Frugality
10. Division and Dissention
11. Familiarity with God
Acts 17:6
“These who have turned the world upside-down.”

1:11:30 New realities and perspectives on historical events and ‘red-pill’ realising we’ve been lied to – the first step towards the new order or NEW WINESKIN

1:19:45. The whole world will be available as an Upper Room, but in order to experience it, people will have to turn aside – It will NOT come in public places at first.

1:21:00 Acts 17 Unknowns turning world upside-down supernatural ability and events.

1:24:20.
Habakkuk 2:14 ‘For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.’

Chapter for this year: Psalm 23 especially closing verses tables prepared for disciples in presence of their enemies and where the Glory of God comes…not seen before what is coming Everything Everywhere and all at once…despite darkness across society

1:27:40  Where there’s Holy Spirit there’s a NEW WINE – heard a Hillsong singer “WHERE THERE IS NEW WINE THERE IS NEW POWER!”

Johnny is at Restore7.org

A New Unity – Chris G Bennett

This prophetic Word-cum-vision of Chris G Bennett published yesterday harmonises so well with the in-depth article pastor Thomas Harry wrote a few weeks ago, New Church Wineskin for 2023 & Beyond, plus some pointers in the Footnote. Here’s Chris’ posting courtesy of His Kingdom Prophecy:

A NEW UNITY

Everyone talks about unity in terms of denominations. It’s been tried and failed abysmally for years, although a remnant of the so-called Ecumenical Movement still lives on even today.

The LORD just showed me a slightly different viewpoint on Unity.

Suppose, just suppose, there came a movement towards a greater unity of doctrinal beliefs — still retaining denominational fences — heaven forbid we should ever do all those power structures out of business!

Sounds crazy, a total contradiction of terms, doesn’t it? After all’s said and done, nearly ALL denominations were founded on doctrinal arguments.

The fact remains that, in the first century, the Church was one Church, with all their issues. It was only when pride, spiritual pride, stepped in that one group stopped talking to another group and denominations were formed.

So what did I see, or hear, The LORD showing me?

The first thing I saw was Cessationism ceased as more and more people started praying in tongues!

Then I saw Replacement Theology torn up as people saw God’s Hand upon Israel.

Next came the Prosperity Gospel, closely followed by one-fold ministry being replaced by five — again as more were baptised by The Holy Spirit!

So-called Hypergrace liberalism was next, once again as The Holy Spirit moved in revelation power amongst them.

As I saw these things, and more, I sat shaking my head, as much in disbelief as in wonderment.

I heard The LORD say, “You can’t imagine it, even less see it happening, can you?”

I replied, “No LORD, I can’t! I mean, this would take such a quantum leap as I could never really imagine it happening?”

“Watch!” was all The LORD said.

What happened next made me gasp in joy, wonder, excitement — you name it.

Every emotion ran through me. I saw a wave of The Holy Spirit flow over the entire earth. It re-ran, like a video-clip on repeat.

I saw a wave of The Holy Spirit flow over the entire earth. this time I focused in a little bit, then closer, then closer again.

I saw entire Churches all over the globe being baptised by The Holy Spirit!

“But LORD, they don’t believe in this!” I yelled at one point!

“They do now! answered The LORD, with a chuckle. Some, of course, still rejected it, fought against it, even ran those who received it off the premises. But many received their baptism with great joy — and much repentance.

Then I watched as newly baptised people came out of their denominational walls and joined together in unity of the Spirit.

Old doctrinal differences swept away by the realisation of The Truth, God’s Truth, there was a great joy among God’s People, as they began to come together as one and in one accord.

As The Word says,

“When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.” Acts 2:1

“Can this really happen, LORD?” I asked.

He answered with a scripture,

“But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” Mark 10:27

I was amazed, then reminded of Habakkuk 1:5,

“Look among the nations and watch — be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you.”

Chris G. Bennett

  Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.

RB FOOTNOTE:
  • Such non-existent Unity 50 years ago is what drove me to seek the Truth in the wrong place, as told in Jesus Freed Me! – Hence, my being non-denominational.
  • I was astonished to learn it’s in accord with not only the background reading to my posts on Pope Benedict XVI regarding my supposition in 2013 over the Prophecy on the Popes by 12th Century Archbishop of Armagh, Malachy O’Morgair, and the ‘last pope’  Francis’ accession, but also with a prophetic message to Catholics and others about expected changes across the Church from New Year’s Eve and which align with End-times scripture. I read that within hours of mulling over the significance of the Pope’s passing on that day.
  • I read comments that other prophets are bringing similar words…eg Val Thomas on Fbk “Johnny Enlow had an encounter with the Lord, calling it ‘an outrageous prophecy ’where the Lord said “The whole world is about to become an Upper Room” “Everything, Everyone, Everywhere’ – Seems a similar word and confirmation to me.”
  • Our Mens’ Saturday Morning study of Luke’s account of Jesus’ post-Resurrection  appearances included necessary reminders of John’s upper-room account.

Prophecy Progress Update 30.2: shaking of Rome – Two Popes & USA cont’d

Before further considering the clear possibility of TWO Popes having been concurrently ‘in office’ or ‘in power’ until New Year’s Eve 2023, it would be helpful for readers to have first perused Matthew Hanley’s excellent summary published 27th October last (click image to read):

Has Benedict XVI Been Indicating He Still Reigns as Pope?

Now consider the opinion of Jim Hoft, co-founder of The Gateway Pundit, which posts some exclusive articles by Archbishop Vigano, whose tweets are cited on unwelcome American interference regarding the Catholic Church (click to read advert-free text):

NOT the archbishop’s first unequivocal implicit reference to snakes within the Vatican! For reference purposes, here’s what Veronika West brought from the Lord:

“…Yes Rome!  For the head of the serpent spirit shall be cut off, and all its demonic tentacles shall be fully exposed for the eyes of the world to see….”

Prophecy Progress Update 30.1: shaking of Rome – Two Popes, USA threat?

The Beginnings of Sorrows for Nations brought by Veronika West on 18th September 2022 closes with this prophetic promise, followed by news showing its coming to pass  – and in accord with Carmelite hermitess ‘Mary’s Secretary’, whom I cited last week:

“…See! For The Nations shall yet be shaken in a greater way in the days ahead, and for those who think they are infallible and untouchable, shall suddenly fall and never recover! 

I say, look to what will take place in Rome [Italy] in the days ahead! Yes Rome! For the head of the serpent spirit shall be cut off, and all its demonic tentacles shall be fully exposed for the eyes of the world to see.

For when My Stone of Retribution flies, giants will fall, and when My Sword of Justice falls, heads will roll, for great will be their fall, in the fall that is to come!”

NEWS (chronological order)

Matthew begins, ‘Truth, we are told, is stranger than fiction.  And we believe it, because most of us have directly experienced, or otherwise observed, phenomenal things unfold in ways that simply could not be scripted.  “You can’t make this up” is another way of expressing astonishment about a truth that has come to light – against all odds and even our wildest imaginations.

Read in full: https://www.frontpagemag.com/has-benedict-xvi-been-indicating-he-still-reigns-as-pope/

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Read in full: https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/italian-general-us-official-bragged-benedict-would-be-forced-to-resign-weeks-after-2005-election/

You may recall investigator Cesare Sachetti (cited here) and other reports of American complicity through Rome in connection with the 2020 Presidential election, and so there’s far more to this, as indicated by courageous Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano (cited here and on church in politics) – and by ‘Mary’s Secretary’ (to follow soon).

Now news here in the UK:

Read in full: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/01/08/vatican-conservatives-waging-secret-plan-oust-pope-francis/

Getting right with God: which Jesus? – Joyfull Elizabeth

I’m grateful to Joyfull and to Geoffrey Pick for permission to republish this word posted on Prophetic Releasers -Community. Please bear with Facebook’s uneasy formatting of this ‘right-on-target’ word, which accords well with this week’s focus on the dual-mode papacy and its future:
GETTING RIGHT WITH GOD & PREPARING FOR 2023 AND BEYOND
A TALE OF TWO GOSPELS; WHICH JESUS ARE YOU FOLLOWING?
In fact, if someone comes and preaches another Jesus, whom we did not preach, or if you accept a different spirit, which you did not accept before, or a different “gospel,” which you did not welcome before, you put up with it all too well. – 2 Corinthians 11:14 (EHV)
19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:20 (NLT).
God is with you and for you, but are you with Him and for Him?
PROPHETS or PROFIT$?
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” – Matthew 7:15 (KJV)
REPENT if necessary
“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.” – Matthew 7:21 (NLT)
The following is presented for your prayerful consideration. Please compare it to what Jesus actually taught in the Bible. It comes in love, and from the Father’s heart and the love of Jesus to see His children walk in His truth and love and not be deceived.
“Children I warned you that the wheat and the tares will grow up together. That means that some of you who think you are right with Me and will be with Me in Heaven might not be (if you don’t repent). Just because you go to church or read your Bible does not mean that you know Me.
Right now Satan has multiple ways he has infiltrated the church with lies and deception. One of his biggest infiltrations has been EDITING My Holy Word, the Bible. Instead of coming against the Word completely, which he is doing in some areas; in the church, he is simply editing it. He has removed any consequences for sin or disobedience to Me and My Word. I told you that if you love Me, you must obey My commands. The enemy has successfully deleted conversations in many places and circles on Hell, Sin, Repentance, Compromise, Consequences for sin, the power of My Blood, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the need to be Holy and change your behavior, be humble, walk in love, and not be selfish (which I will help you do if you ask Me).
I told you that I chasten those whom I LOVE!
I warned you that if you deny Me before man, I will deny you before My Father in heaven.
Choose this day whom you will serve?
Will it be the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, or the lord of the flies, Satan? Will you serve popular opinion and walk in the fear of man, wanting to be accepted? Or will you deny yourself and pick up your cross and follow Me?
Are you following the gospel of selflessness or the gospel of selfishness? I told you that friendship with the world is to be My enemy.
I warned you that Satan transforms himself as an angel of light. So many people are starved for love and acceptance that he is taking advantage of that and there is a “false love” spirit and a false gospel that makes everyone feel welcome, has no consequences, and never requires anyone to change at all; but it is a snare to try to get people to receive a “God” they don’t need to obey. This spirit will attack you if you ask any questions or try to get people to focus on what My Word actually says. It causes people to worship leaders instead of Me. Ask Me for discernment. You wrestle not against flesh and blood, but you need discernment as to who is speaking from My Holy Spirit and who is speaking from their flesh or another entity.
I often talked about people who have ears to hear. Do you? I encourage you to seek Me for yourself and read My gospels prayerfully. My Words are there and You will find the truth. When you compare what I actually said and taught to what you are listening to and believing, you will see what I want to show you. I warned you to be careful if you think you stand lest you fall. I warned My children about not having “itching ears” to follow after teachers that say only what your carnal nature wants to hear. I warned My people that the wages of sin is death and that the deception will be so great in the last days that many will fall away from the faith. Please don’t let that be you!
I pray that you will choses life. I am the Way the Truth and the Life. I love You, but love brings correction and doesn’t let their friends and family stray away and get lost forever. Please be a wise virgin. This is as much as I am sharing tonight, but I have much more to say to those who truly want to follow and obey Me. I do love you, very much, and that is why I am bringing this to the light.”
22 On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’’ – Matthew 7:22-23 (NLT)
He whom the Son sets free is free in deed.

Revisiting ‘The Prophecy of the Popes’ – who is the final pope ‘Petrus Romanus’? Part 2

First, we recall the closing part of the word Veronika West brought last September with its update on Pope Benedict’s passing (The Beginnings of Sorrows for Nations):
“I say, look to what will take place in Rome [Italy] in the days ahead!
Yes Rome! For the head of the serpent spirit shall be cut off, and all its demonic tentacles shall be fully exposed for the eyes of the world to see.
For when My Stone of Retribution flies, giants will fall, and when My Sword of Justice falls, heads will roll, for great will be their fall, in the fall that is to come!”

SO here are just a few pertinent extracts from “Rome’s” Final Pope? Benedict XVI final written text – Part 4 and I strongly encourage you to read this 30-page article in full because this connects the Prophecy of Malachy outlined in my Is Pope Francis the Prophesied ‘Petrus Romanus’? of 2013 into End-times, as in The Apocalypse, or Book of Revelation (note, according to Roman Catholic interpretation).

First, I’m intrigued to note reference to a TV interview covering the prophecy in June 2016 as this was so soon after my musing upon the Lord exposing political corruption.

Mary’s Secretary starts by referring to Pope Benedict’s personal interest in the Malachy Prophecy, as revealed in an interview:

‘.. this 112th pope will have the explicit name Petrus, and we have not seen that, yet. St. Peter was the first pope and there hasn’t been a Pope Peter since. He has “a unique and sacrosanct standing as a pope”. No pope since the original prince of the apostles has dared to choose that name nor attempt to fill his shoes in that way and as you will see in Chapter Three, I believe the Book of the Apocalypse has an answer for that. I am still getting ahead of myself.

A compelling story Socci shared that indeed proves Padre Pio and Our Lady of Fatima’s warning of “Satan, through the Antichrist, will enter into the bosom of the Church” actually ties into the Prophecy of Malachy in a profoundly eerie way. The Benedictine Monk Arnold de Wyon, who had the prophecy published, did something astonishing, as if to send a message “to safeguard the Church of the future battle against evil” as Socci re-quotes in his book. [Wyon created asignificant painting] for a Benedictine abbey San Pietro in a town called… Bergoglio. Yes, you read that right. There we see PETER (Pietro) and Bergoglio found side by side. Socci believed, as Wyon relayed, that he intended to leave apocalyptic references. Thus, we have three figures predicted by Wyon:

  1. Peter the Roman
  2. Jorge Bergoglio
  3. The Antichrist

‘May I remind readers, as Ann Barnhardt said, that the false prophet forerunner to the Antichrist will be the anti-John the Baptist in every way. Is not this the very thing Bergoglio is reflecting? And as I mentioned, has the same initials as John the Baptist- it is all Satan’s mockery. That is why Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò calls Jorge Bergoglio the “pretender” and “false prophet of globalism” among other things! (emphases RB)

[NOW that statement in full explains my previous pictures of Francis’ wearing pagan symbols! AND of his allowing them in a meeting! Note the next part reiterates my notion in the final part of my 2013 trilogy on this prophecy, viz:

“Having been ‘redirected’ from what I’d intended writing, I had a distinct sense this ‘new thing’ may be related to the change in popes. Furthermore, I wondered how it might apply to St Malachy’s mottos. Then whilst writing, an insight suggested the Roman Catholic church is to be returned to Jesus’ original purposeback to the blueprint!

I had a sense, therefore, of a huge cycle but not returning to exactly what it was 1,980 years ago – more like a progressive spiral turn…

“So, what I was getting is radically different to anything sensationalist conspiracy or the doomsday merchants presume the Malachy prophecy means. After writing that blog, I was amazed to immediately come across an analysis lending some credence to my notion.]

Now back to Mary’s Secretary.:

‘…The prophecy is a wake-up call and a “final” passion for the Church, as predicted in the Catechism. Perhaps this was the reason Gänswein began weeping this past June 18th 2022, because it was a realization of the actual meaning; we can only hope! The “end of the papacy as we knew it” is not due to Benedict’s “new creation of a papacy”, but of Our Lord stepping in, as usual, to purge the Church of the wicked and restore the bride and her sanctuary to its rightful state. THAT also includes the rock of Peter, because as Lucia said, “where Peter is, there is the Church”. Benedict does not make all things new, only Our Lord has that authority. Not only will Christ Our King restore the papacy to all its former glory, to the way it always has been before this catastrophic regency, shared synodal office of Bergoglio and friends, but He will make it more glorious than what it was before because Our Lord restores more wondrously than He creates. Benedict’s real power will lay in his humility and hopeful repentance before his death of his error; and, the revealing of the Third Secret of Fatima in its entirety…’

I trust this has whetted your whistle sufficiently for you to read in full by clicking here.

That Third Secret from early 20th Century includes prophecy of a global pandemic that is engineered through medical technology!!!

A picture is worth 1,000 words – Francis is NOT ‘Petrus Romanus’!

PRAYER: Lord forgive me for defiling this website for purposes of information. Please cleanse it, my mind’s ‘eye channels’ and spirit by Your holy blood and remove ungodly influences attached to these images.Thank you Father that Jesus rules at Your side over all else. Continue reading

Joseph Ratzinger: “a Church of pagans” — Dover Beach

“According to religious statistics, old Europe is still a part of the earth that is almost completely Christian.  But there is hardly another case in which everyone knows as well as they do here that the statistic is false: This so-called Christian Europe for almost four hundred years has become the birthplace of a […]  Joseph Ratzinger: “a Church of pagans” — Dover Beach

Seemingly shocking but true, this article published in 1958 by the future Pope Benedict XVI is profoundly prescient and speaks prophetically into our days.  (Published when I was but 11 years-old.)

I’m re-blogging this in connection with our focus upon breaking out of old wineskins and becoming new wineskins for the Holy Spirit and carrying the Blood of the Lamb .

Benedict XVI: “The true threat for the Church” — Dover Beach

“The true threat for the Church, and thus for the Petrine service, does not come from this sort of episode: It comes instead from the universal dictatorship of apparently humanistic ideologies. Anyone who contradicts this dictatorship is excluded from the basic consensus of society. One hundred years ago, anyone would have thought it absurd […]  Benedict XVI: “The true threat for the Church” — Dover Beach

The passing of Pope Benedict and my quick-dive into Vatican politics revives memories not only of my Catholic upbringing but also my investigations into early church history, when I’d headed into New Age deception – but thank and praise the Lord for saving me!

A present from my dear Godmother and father’s sister, for my 12-years birthday:

New Church Wineskin for 2023 & Beyond (GPS #92 cont’d)

HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR TO ALL MY READERS

After Deut 19:15 double-strike on Christmas morning upon opening my Bible showing scriptures on the need for new wineskins, I’m reiterating and sticking this special paper onto the blog’s home-page (NB. Thomas starts by quoting Mark 2.22!):

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WOW! Christmas Day 2022’s special blessing for Christians – many confirmations: 2 (GPS #92.2)

Still mulling over that morning’s dream, at 3Counties Vineyard I was blessed to learn the focus is to “celebrate Jesus’ birth and say WOW!!” (at 41:41 time-mark a member brings a deeply inspiring contribution):

After entering and about to sit, I greeted visitors in the row behind and learned they’re from Houston, Texas.  Tony told me they’d been to Westminster Abbey and in a small group allowed into its heart – King Edward the Confessor’s Shrine!  The original Saxon abbey was consecrated 957 years ago yesterday, Holy Innocents’ Day 28th December 1065.

SO could this be the reason I dreamed about Westminster Abbey? That the heart of Christian worship and confession be re-opened into a brand new restoration?  SO, I was therefore amazed that afternoon to hear what King Charles III says about Jesus, and I started putting two and two together! (emphasis mine):

“..Some years ago, I was able to fulfil a life-long wish to visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity.

“There, I went down into the Chapel of the Manger and stood in silent reverence by the silver star that is inlaid on the floor and marks the place of our Lord Jesus Christ’s birth.

It meant more to me than I can possibly express to stand on that spot where, as the Bible tells us, ‘the light that has come into the world’ was born

While Christmas is, of course, a Christian celebration, the power of light overcoming darkness is celebrated across the boundaries of faith and belief.

So, whatever faith you have, or whether you have none, it is in this life-giving light, and with the true humility that lies in our service to others, that I believe we can find hope for the future…”

It is my prayer that HRH become fully born-again moving in the power of Holy Spirit and his faith in Jesus Christ become more ardent, thus becoming an example to everyone of other faiths and that they, thereby, want to know and follow the True Light of the World.

The evening of Christmas Day came another ‘God-incidence’ relating to the numbers. Laura and Tony Greenwell emailed a photo of a car and saying,

“On the way to family today we saw this car on the motorway. It caught our attention because of its age and we could tell it was an old Peugeot L reg. then we caught up with it again and my eyes nearly popped out because the end of the plate said DJT and the middle part said 22!!! We felt it was significant so sharing with you both today…” 

Little did they know, but now they do!

SO MUCH incoming like Global Prophecy Signals summarised in the next post >>

PS: THE MANUSCRIPT?

Today I was reminded the manuscript looked somewhat like this, a sculptured copy of which is displayed in the ruins of 12th Century Reading Abbey, where I used to sit for lunch and prepare a briefing paper on its history.

May you, my dear reader, have a blessedly enjoyable celebration of Jesus’ 2022nd ‘birthday’

Christmas card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht is an old favourite, always sending shivvers down my spine!

The above Graz choir’s version is ‘dedicated to all those who are not able to spend Christmas with their loved ones‘.

It was first sung in 1818 in Oberndorf bie Salzburg chapel. My father must have heard it during his residence in Stalag IIIA, near Dresden. Austria looked very attractive, even as seen en-route as a captive transported from the Battle for Crete (1941). So mid-1950s, we took many holidays ‘im Tyrol’ west of Salzburg, often motoring through there later.

This version by ‘Celtic Woman’ is also sublime…

Read/watch this song’s story in “Silent Night! Holy Night!” A Song for the World.

Trump and the Kingdom series confirmed by Pastors For Trump

Oh, by the way:

My watching events in the USA and activities of Donald Trump in particular has put me in the firing line of a few who are vociferously anti-Trump, even likening him to a Nazi !!
That confrontation began upon my pointing out we’re likely in the biggest between good against evil since Jesus’ days and offered my opinion on Trump.

Nevertheless, it enabled me to serve the Lord by my acting as a target or ‘pointman’ in testing some (even as though He was inspiring a particular blog!!) – for let’s not forget this scripture at 1 Peter 4.17:

For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 

Readers may recall the series arising out of my Vineyard church leader’s querying my stance. Thus, began “Is Donald Trump’s heart for the Kingdom of God?” – as below:

  1. 2008-2017 – Challenge and Comparison (29 Oct ’20)
  2. 2017-2020 – Dismantling Obama’s Legacy (1 Nov ’20)
  3. President Trump’s Personal Faith (2 Nov ’20)
  4. President Trump’s Faith in Action  (3 Nov ’20)
  5. President Trump’s Worship & Belief (13 Jan ’21)
  6. Truth Social and Bible Prophecy (12 May ’22)

That information was gleaned mainly from many years reading William Koenig’s weekly reports from inside The White House. SO I was pleasantly surprised to read the call of the founder of Pastors For Trump to all America’s church leaders and note his confirmation of my above reports, as emphasised in the quotation below:

Pastor Lahmeyer, Founder of Pastors for Trump opens his op-ed as follows:

Much of the American Church has fallen to apostasy and anti-Christian wokeness, in a reckless abandon that forsakes the core tenets of our faith.

Some churches have even welcomed hypersexualized drag performances into their places of worship, while others have placed racial makeup ahead of pure and genuine faith. When it comes to other “woke” causes, many our leaders have bent the knee to corporatism and other “promised” worldly possessions, which are in direct violation of the Scriptures.

This apostasy has been incredibly difficult for me to witness as a Pastor who strives to communicate to my church the importance of staying the course and being faithful to the Word of God. Billy Graham said it best when he said that if “America were to get back on its’ feet, the people of God must first get down on their knees.”

In his first term, President Donald J. Trump invited leaders of the American Church into the White House, giving them unfettered access, unlike any head of state before. He was, and is, a champion for conservative Christian values, having appointed the Supreme Court Justices that overturned the criminal action that has murdered tens of millions of unborn American children, known as Roe v. Wade…’

There is a battle between good and evil right now for the very soul of America…’

(click to continue reading TGP’s ad-free print-friendly version).

Precedence of Prophecy and Theology of Politics (GPS #91.1)

HABAKKUK 2 (NKJV BibleGateway.com)

I will stand my watch
And set myself on the rampart,
And watch to see what He will say to me,
And what I will answer when I am corrected.

The Just Live by Faith

Then the Lord answered me and said:

“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.

“Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith.

Woe to the Wicked…

By courtesy of James Mark Long

Discussion arising from Neil Mackereth’s God-incidental post on satan’s schemes and false prophets and my activity on them calls for a statement on what precedence, or priority, I give to prophetical material.

This factor is not covered in my Introduction To Prophecy located in the About Prophecy hub, or in the protocol displayed in the side-bar on the home page, viz:

PROPHECY PROTOCOL: ‘Prophetic words and visions herein are for each READER to WEIGH & TEST against holy scripture and with the Lord, and pray into as led.  Likewise for news and politics, which are posted PURELY for information and tracking fulfillment of prophecies  –  eg. exposure of political corruption.’

The precedence of prophetic material posted on Richard’s Watch is as follows:

1st  – BIBLE END-TIME PROPHECIES – eg:
  • Jesus Christ’s Second Coming (2 Thessalonians 2, Revelation 19-22)
  • Four beasts symbolic of empires (Daniel 7)
  • Gog & Magog alliance of Russia & Iran (Ezekiel 38-39)
  • Two beasts and Mark of the Beast (Revelation 13)
  • 1948 establishment of the State of Israel
  • End-game Now in Play (Matthew 13 Wheat & Tares parable)
  • Prophecies in process of fulfillment – see Bible Updates.
2nd – MODERN, CONTEMPORARY PROPHECIES – eg:
3rd – OPINION, COMMENT & DISCUSSION – eg:
  • News reports and articles
  • Mine and readers’ comments

As far as I’ve seen and read, Christianity in America is practised very differently to the reserved manner conducted in Britain. We regard American churches as being brash, even ‘over-the-top’ – and they’re not shy in connecting faith with politics, whereas that political involvement is a ‘no-go’ here. Hence, Americans can get into the questionable area of prophesying about politics. I know that even with leaders here, their personal political persuasion can affect and hinder the gift of prophecy. (My personal politics is centre-right.)

Hence, in monitoring the possible fulfillment of modern prophecies for America I prefer non-direct prophesying done at a far distance as with, for example, Veronika West. And so I rarely take time to watch any Americans at length but note that Robin Bullock often cites scripture in conjunction with what he’s bringing from the Lord.

Even so, I’m well aware of self-appointed heresy-hunters exhibiting religious legalism by sitting in judgement, even descending into slander because of my covering politically-relevant prophecies!  This is completely contrary to Jesus’ own commands – including to the ex-Pharisee Paul, His Apostle to the Gentiles.  

THEOLOGY

I follow the fundamental tenets of Christian belief, and respect most doctrinal positions and theological interpretations. So this blog avoids such issues, other than contentious Replacement Theology’s claim the Church has replaced the Jews in God’s purposes, contrary to Romans 11 statement that we are grafted into them!

Therefore, it’s absolutely essential that we all grasp and agree the full meaning and application of one scripture in particular because it has very conditional caveats, as  emphasised below – ask yourself, what about thoroughly wicked rulers? (eg Hitler):

ROMANS 13

Submit to Government

13 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will [a]bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evilTherefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sakeFor because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

Therefore, when governing authorities do not themselves practise good but conspire to and actually practise evil upon their subjects, then Christians are not only obliged to not adhere to this scripture but also to take a firm stand against such tyranny!

In late January 2021 I re-blogged this excellent explanation by Mario Murillo, Scripture Does NOT Tell Believers To Obey Evil Laws. He cites renowned Bible commentator Matthew Henry, and martyred German preacher Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s saying,

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

New Church Wineskin for 2023 & Beyond – Thomas Harry (GPS #90.2 cont’d)

Further to Same Day God-incidence (GPS #90.2)

E X C E P T I O N A L L Y    I M P O R T A N T 

NB: Readers may find it easier to read Z3 version by clicking image

NEW CHURCH WINESKIN FOR 2023 & BEYOND

No one puts new wine in old wine skins or it will burst the skins.” Mark 2:22. The Lord has released a new wineskin for the church and it is a fundamental shift in church culture. It is a blueprint that is essential if the church is going to fulfil the great commission and indeed successfully navigate this new season we are in. The way we have done church has not worked and therefore there has to be a radical overhaul. Revivals have been stopped, churches split, divisions, backsliding, scandals and multitudes ending up in Hell, all because of the failures of the church. The Lord has released a simple but powerful blueprint that will ensure we avoid these old mistakes. It will take humble hearts and transformed minds to embrace it, but to reject it, will be in direct opposition to God’s End Time Harvest and no man can win that battle. Much of this word is focused on the gathering of the saints, churches or fellowships, whether these are in physical buildings, home churches or online. Although it is in relation to the corporate gathering of the Body of Christ, it has huge implications for every believer. This is a word for the whole Body of Christ and it is so serious that God Himself will police this word to its fulfilment. So I urge all believers to carefully read this and ensure we have teachable enough hearts to avoid being on the wrong end of what God is about to do as He builds His True Church in these Last Days. Revelation 3:22 “Let him who has ears, hear what the Spirit says to the Churches.” Continue reading

SAME DAY God-incidence (GPS #90.2): New Church Wineskin – Thomas Henry

Puzzle In Sky by Idea Go, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

You may recall the sterling articles of Revd Thomas Harry published herein two years ago as Can You Bear What Jesus Is Telling Us? and its immediate sequel The Lord’s ‘Final Call’: “It’s Time!

Thomas is the Senior Leader of Mount Zion International Tabernacle Apostolic Hub and Kingdom Worship Centre  in Scotland. Formerly known as Falkirk Full Gospel Church it has a heart to equip the saints for the works of the kingdom and it has a strong calling towards community transformation.

A fortnight ago he contacted me to say,

“It is a key moment in the prophetic movement in the world, so it is good the ‘testing’ has been resolved. Indeed, the Lord has given me what I consider as the most important word He has given me for the church and I am in process of writing and praying over it. It is in relation to new church wineskin and blueprint for 2023 and beyond in order to avoid the mistakes of past Revival’s and church failures.”

Then on the very same day 12.12.2022 – a week ago today – as Neil Mackereth sent me his draft at 12:04 on Satan’s Strategy and False Prophets, Thomas submitted his completed work over  many weeks to me just 3 hours 24 minutes later than Neil, at 15:28, but I was unable to prepare it sooner (LOL Time now after completed the draft and inserting that sentence is 17:22!  Again!!)

So we have a glorious ‘God-incidence’ of another trilogy’s timing: that is, my brief report on enemy strategy, Neil’s article and Thomas’ urgent paper on New Church Wineskin for 2023 and Beyond.

Upon scanning his ‘thesis’ I was struck by how appropriately he describes two matters, without any knowledge, relating to what I’d endured throughout November until I’d made my accuser show all ‘cards’ – the Lord then gave me a direct contact for resolution.

During our own church prayer ministry team’s meeting one of the co-leaders referred to a modern instance of the sudden demise of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5 arising from attacks upon a church.  It just so happened that buried in all the text I noticed Thomas has referred to the significance of this ‘Act of God’ – and then within a week came a third reference from a contributor to Prophetic Releasers Community Facebook.

Also note that Veronika West brought a word on 11th Hour Prophets at a conference on Breaking New Wineskins and this blog’s 11th birthday!

NEXT post is Thomas’ full paper > click here <

On satanic strategy dividing the Church over prophecy

Further to my occasional series on satan’s strategies I began drafting this in mid-July after hearing similar remarks from a former pastor and from one of the British prophets known to me, about a spirit of antagonistic bias dividing prophetic ministries!

I decided to put it on the ‘back-burner’ until some ‘flak’ I encountered in August through Farcebuk’s malfunctioning, as well and more significantly through inaccurate, biased claims against a prophet and myself, as well as abuse of a few others, made me write more.

Also, after attending a different group I was defamed for continuing to monitor prophecy-related events in connection with Donald Trump.

Obviously, the father of lies, hater of humanity and enemy of our souls is very rattled about our dropping ‘truth bombs’ right on target – and we may unwittingly enable it to further its nefarious ends!

Some consider a political spirit may defile what prophets speak into unfolding political situations.

For example, Veronika West is strongly of the opinion, and I quote, “God has raised up many voices that will speak into the political field like never before..that will bring strategic revelation for prayer victories.”  

If political prophecy is out-of-bounds then we must redact MANY books of Bible – most of the prophets, as well as tear out the visions of Daniel and John of satanic political beasts and the fall of Babylon etc, etc, etc!!

From personal experience I agree that those who refuse to speak, or reject anyone who talks into political situations, MAY be strongly biased by personal preferences – as was made abundantly clear from unwarranted brow-beating attempted on my Facebook.

The satanic strategy of causing divisions between Christians has moved into the prophetic ministry because that’s where we can hear direct from our Almighty Father, Son and Holy Spirit during the greatest spiritual battle since Jesus walked this earth.

Sadly, many fail to imitate the love of Jesus because personal prejudice blinds them to Trump serving our heavenly Father’s purposes.

It certainly appears from material recently submitted by friends for inclusion on this blog that it is now time to confront and deal with this serious issue and ensure we’re living and acting in obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ.

So next, over to my dear long-time, End-times friend Neil Mackereth….

Just as Jesus Christ prophesied, USA now brings End-times into our days

Yes, as J Biden said yesterday in signing away his personal stance ‘on the dotted line’ as a president of the United States of America, the law brought into effect “law matters to every single American”. Moreover, in brazenly defying Biblical and Catholic teaching his action involves EVERYBODY IN THE WHOLE WORLD, just as Jesus Christ Himself foretold about the days preceding His Return in Glory. SO, GET READY …!!!

Now first things first (and sandwich-style!), the Holy Word of God:

IT IS WRITTEN” (Luke 17 NKJV):

The Coming of the Kingdom

20 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say, [f]‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is [g]within you.”
22 Then He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 And they will say to you, [h]‘Look here!’ or ‘Look there!’ Do not go after them or follow them. 24 For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under heaven shines to the other part under heaven, so also the Son of Man will be in His day. 25 But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed….”

YES GOD IS LOVE, BUT HE ORDAINS HOW WE SHOULD LIVE:

A REMINDER OF THE DEADLY SIN OF SODOM: (Genesis 19, NKJV)

Sodom’s Depravity

19 Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground. 2 And he said, “Here now, my lords, please turn in to your servant’s house and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.” And they said, “No, but we will spend the night in the open square.”

3 But he insisted strongly; so they turned in to him and entered his house. Then he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
4 Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. 5 And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.”…

Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

12 Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city—take them out of this place! 13 For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.”
14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, “Get up, get out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city!” But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be joking…

HOW AND WHY HUMAN SEXES WERE MADE (Genesis 2 NKJV):
23 And Adam said:

“This is now bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called [i]Woman,
Because she was taken out of [j]Man.”

24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be[k] joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Rabbinic tradition cites the wickedness of Noah’s days in which God deeply regretted making humanity because our depravity (Gen 6:5 translinear Hebrew) arose from not only fallen angels interbreeding with women but also by state-sanctioned same-sex marriage!

Another Deut 19:15 double-act after Jesus’ conception and birth!

Further to my recent musings upon Deuteronomy 19:15 relating to ‘coincidental’ events that bring a witness to certain matters – eg during Jesus’ baptism, as examined on 1st December in Today’s scripture on The Word confirms today’s blogging – a couple more instances popped up over the weekend readings of Dr Luke’s carefully compiled record of the Good News., one of which was part of the message during a dear friend’s baptism:

First, regarding the two cousins’ mothers meeting during their pregnancy:

Mary Visits Elizabeth

39 Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, 40 and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit42 Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45 Blessed is she who  [h]believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.”

To which Mary responds in prophetic song (The Magnificat) :

“My soul [i]magnifies the Lord,
47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
48 For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant;
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.
49 For He who is mighty has done great things for me,
And holy is His name.
50 And His mercy is on those who fear Him
From generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with His arm;
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52 He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things,
And the rich He has sent away empty.
54 He has helped His servant Israel,
In remembrance of His mercy,
55 As He spoke to our fathers,
To Abraham and to his seed forever.”

Much later when Mary and Joseph took baby Jesus for presentation in the Temple, according to the Jewish custom, the Lord also ‘God-incidentally’ brought two witnesses :

Simeon Sees God’s Salvation

25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 So he came by the Spirit into the temple.  And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, 28 he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:

29 “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace,
According to Your word;
30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation
31 Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,
32 A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel.”

33 [h]And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against 35 (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

Anna Bears Witness to the Redeemer

36 Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; 37 and this woman was a widow [i]of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.38And coming in that instant she gave thanks to [j]the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

SELAH!