Bible’s Author shows me ex-New Agers’ testimonies

The Father has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in Whom we have our redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. [St Paul’s letter to the Colossians 1:13-14, Amplified Bible.]

[Continuing my personal testimony]

As well as checking out Christians’ claims of hearing God direct and getting astounding personal evidence for that, I wanted to know lots more not only about Him, but also and especially to follow-up on the personally revelatory scriptures about false teachers.

In my great wariness of religious folk I’d assumed none would be able to comprehend my story because they’d be ignorant about those things. Doubtless, none would have been through my kind of bad, meditative ‘trips’ – or so I thought! Continue reading

New Church launched this weekend for Hants-Surrey and beyond

You’ve read about this new church and its pastor many times on this blog (as herein) – now watch and join in…”

CATCH THE FIRE FARNBOROUGH LAUNCH EVENT

We are so excited to announce the official launch of the new Catch The Fire Farnborough Church! The launch event is happening THIS Saturday (September 19th) at 3:00pm (UK time) and we would love for you to join us at this online event using the links below. Duncan Smith, Co-President of Catch The Fire World, will be preaching and worship will be led by our own Worship Pastor, Jonny Bower. We are so excited for all that God is going to do, and we are asking as many people as possible to join us to hear the vision for this new church and to pray God’s blessing over the region. Please join us on Saturday and feel free to share this post with everyone you know!

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“Watch With Me” – Neil Mackereth (GPS #51.7)

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The main message of prophetical ‘signals’ #51 received globally a fortnight ago is of the Lord Jesus keeping His focus on our heavenly Father’s purposes. Then on Tuesday, 8th September, I learned what Neil Mackereth has been hearing from the Lord on this.

Moreover, his location of Winchester, Hampshire, confirms his contribution as part of this series of GPS because one ‘signal’ was received in Winchester in Virginia, USA. I’d wanted to comment about it coming from the New World’s city named after King Alfred’s ancient capital of Wessex. Also, the inclusion of both Winchesters confirms my sensing, whilst writing, the spiritual alignment of a ‘Bridge o’r the Pond’ and as relating to my blog on the Mayflower’s voyage 400 years ago and trajectory of 1999’s solar eclipse.

Neil emailed me a week ago today as follows: Continue reading

A humbling confirmation of my encounter with Jesus

Please carefully note this morning’s confirming comment from the antipodean ‘ends of the earth’ (New Zealand) to my Triple Validation of Jesus’ Night-time Visitation.:

Richard,
I have only ever shared this with one person and though she was a religious person was not particularly interested.
I have actually seen the living Jesus with my own eyes.
I won’t go into detail but I’m telling you this because of the picture of Jesus in the clouds with face obscured that you have shared.
When Jesus comes back he will look modern and young. He was around 33 when he died.
People will be amazed by this attractive Jesus. There will be gnashing of teeth but they have missed their opportunity. Jesus is concerned about this. He does not want any to perish.
I hope anyone reading this will take it to heart.
Time is running out.
Praise the I AM.
Alex Alexander

The Bible’s Author opens it to answer my ‘newbie’ questions

Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus,For I always pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him by having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones), and [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when raising Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places], far above all rule and authority and power dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come…. [Eph1:17-21, Amplified Bible – v17 is today’s Keep Praying & Bless decree: ‘I Am the Giver of All Revelation’. We decree that the blindness be removed from the eyes of all the peoples of this land so they may see Jesus Christ is Lord.]

Awesome as my ‘rescue’ was, the dream-visitation of 31 years ago yesterday did not make me want to rush off to church. Its effect and the ramifications upon my philosophy of life needed careful consideration. For example, I needed to check out widespread claims of the Bible having been compiled and modified by Church councils in the 4th Century after Christ, as well as learn about its history from authoritative sources. [Prof F.F. Bruce’s The Books and The Parchments (1991) was very helpful, especially about the ‘Muratorian Fragment’. Drawn up in late 2nd Century in the church at Rome, it lists practically all the canonical New Testament literature.]

So not only did I need to assess those personal implications, but also as possibly a new believer in Jesus Christ I wanted to find well-informed believers who take Him seriously. I soon did so, but then needed to put their claims of hearing direct from God to the test. After all, they believe we have a relationship with Him and so we have but to ask… Continue reading

Triple validation of Jesus’ night-time visitation

‘…but mercy (full of glad confidence) exults victoriously over judgement’ – James 2:13 (The Amplified Bible)

A little time was needed to gain a full understanding of that awesome visitation over 13-14th September ’89, when I got confronted by the absolute holiness of the Lord Jesus Christ in contrast to my personal sinful nature. No wonder I was intensely convicted and suddenly knew personal judgement definitely IS TRUE! So I fully expected to take my last breath there and then as an invisible trapdoor would open up in the floor and drop me down into Hell.

It was a few years until I heard that “mercy triumphs over judgement” – yes indeed it does and thank you for being so gracious to me my Lord. May it be similarly so for the multitudes who don’t yet know You.

That life-changing encounter used two personally intimate aspects of my life, unknown to any living soul, to grab my attention and thereby validate the experience as being real, not imaginaryEven more amazingly, both validations are directly related to the 1st and 2nd Advents!  Thus, they could not but enhance my interest in End-Times that had begun only a few years earlier when reading The Invisible Hand (as described herein).

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Jesus ‘arrested’ me to stop me dropping into Hell…

Upon awaking 31 years ago tomorrow (14th September 1989), I was so happy to find I’m still alive after having had a close call with death in the night!

The previous evening in Pangbourne, Berkshire, I’d firmly shut the door to hearing any more about God’s Good News! But that night had been spent at my childhood home at 212 E___ Rd, Stockport, Cheshire, to undergo a life-changing event.

In a most unusual dream I went back in time and place. A dream so lucid that even three decades later it remains vividly etched within me. Here’s what had happened (copied from original, explanatory comments in italics).:

A HEAVENLY VISITOR
‘I am in my childhood home and standing in front of the very tall casement window in one corner of the lounge. I look up into the inky, dark night sky outside.
‘A small flotilla of large, wingless aircraft drifts slowly across from left to right at high altitude and I groan, “Oh…not that flying saucer nonsense. I must be dreaming!”
‘I’m sceptical about the existence of UFO’s, but now another ‘fleet’ of some sort appears from the right and heads towards the first.
(The dream now changes gear by going up a level from the usual mix of mental material to that of absolute lucidity…)
‘The ‘light goes on’! In my ‘knower’, I realise the first fleet is demonic and the second is masses of angels under the command of Jesus Christ. (I did not believe in them, and regarded Jesus as one of many world teachers. Here, I see no individuals but inwardly know the situation.)
‘I think I’m about to watch an amazing heavenly battle…but…OH NO! Somehow, I now know Jesus has espied me far down below and is coming down directly towards me!
‘All I see is a distant bright light very rapidly getting brighter and larger as it drops down to my location, just like an airliner approaching a runway to land at night.
‘Instantly, I realise my life has been one of sin that contrasts starkly against Jesus’ own holiness. Right away I realise what’s claimed about the Judgement is true – but mine is about to happen right now!
Beyond any doubt whatsoever I suddenly realise my involvement in the occult was most definitely wrong. Consequently, I deserve the undesirable abode!
‘Groaning “My number’s up!” I inwardly tremble in fearful knowledge I’m about to die at any moment. An invisible trapdoor I’m standing on will drop me straight into Hell.
‘Utmost mortal terror strikes! I dive under the drop-leaf table by the wall to the left of the window so I can hide from Jesus. But he knows I’m hiding there and swoops down straight through the wall on the other side of the corner window. He’s standing in the room and right beside the table!
‘Cowering below the table with my back turned towards him, I glance over my shoulder and see him from the knees down, his body and face out of sight above the table.
‘Most unexpectedly, somehow I have the courage to reach my hand out backwards to grab at the hem of Jesus’ robe…
‘As I tug, the event goes into yet another level of revelation regarding my childhood…Then I awake! Thoroughly alert, further sleep eludes me!’

The dream reminds me of an evocative small picture that strongly impressed me when a child – the return of Jesus Christ:

Later I understand that my terror had been ‘the fear of God’ brought by Holy Spirit’s convicting me of my personal wrongdoing and, thus, preparing me to receive God’s grace (ie. undeserved favour).

Also, what happened after reaching for Jesus, and which I’ve yet to tell, proves He’s so closely acquainted with my intimate thoughts when a boy. The dream’s conclusion shows He’s going to topple those childish concepts and replace them with a sure knowledge of His true identity.

“The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love” (Psalm 111). Mercifully, He plucked me from the domain of darkness to bring me into His own kingdom and receive its blessings. I deserved none of that. Truly, Amazing Grace – how awesome and wonderful..!

As a result of the most remarkable dream I’d ever had, I was left with no choice but to seriously reconsider all my New Age and occult notions. Meditational and mystical exercises had resulted in my having some unusual, ‘psychic’ dreams, but none whatsoever like this one.

The only one remotely similar was that of being in an ‘altered’ state of consciousness known as ‘nirvana’, or bliss, but where I’d been taken behind its alluring golden light. Sheer ecstasy turned to abject terror as the light I was in got swept aside like a curtain being removed to reveal a hideous, devouring beast of utter blackness approaching me – far, far worse than any nightmare!

I wasn’t into drugs but was ignorant of the scripture ‘satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light‘ (2 Cor 11:14). Upon reading that verse years later, I realised its truth had been dramatically demonstrated to me as a non-Christian!

But in this new dream my terrifying fear had been overcome by Jesus Christ Himself and His wonderful mercy and love. He ‘arrested’ me in my sin only to rescue me from falling into the pit of Hell.

In this stunning night the Truth I’d been searching for since a teenager turned up in Person – thank You Lord. And lots more Truth was to come as I began to open the door to His Good News!

Moreover, this amazing encounter was yet to be validated on three occasions!!! (Next post)

So, if you don’t yet know Jesus Christ and have a personal relationship with Him, you may wish to know more and consider this vital matter by visiting this blog’s hub Do You Know Jesus?

Anniversary of close call when I nearly fell into Hell after shutting the door on God’s Good News

‘Twas a fateful day written in my destiny – perhaps in heaven too?

On the evening of 13th September 1989 a young man, barely an adult, came to visit and chat – but I ended up discretely disagreeing!

I didn’t know a false gospel had lured me to the Devil’s Door around the time Peter was born 21 years earlier. I was to discover it wasn’t a normal door but a trapdoor about to be sprung – with me standing on it!!

In abject terror I groaned “My number’s up!” because I’d unexpectedly and suddenly come to the end of my life!

What’s more, I was absolutely terrified to realise hell’s now below me and I’d be heading down there – even though I didn’t believe in it! I was wrong – so badly, badly wrong!!

Being anti-Christian had been a serious mistake – but it was now far too late! Yet I’m now able to tell this true story purely for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.

How did I get there you may ask. And, how on earth did I get out of it? Continue reading

Last week’s Global Prophecy Signals on new Church also include Canada and USA (GPS #51.5 & #51.6)

‘…by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established…’ (Deuteronomy 19:15) 

So eight would carry some weight!! 

As prophesied some time ago, Kingdom-related events – even when not yet recognised – are rapidly gaining momentum. I trust the topics blogged over recent weeks may have given us a perspective, or perhaps just a glimpse. Here’s a reminder:

THEN, along came Wednesday 2nd September and a zoom meeting of a new church in Farnborough awaiting its formal launch, wherein the pastor brought an insight on Jesus’ focus being upon His heavenly Father and His purposes; thus He commands all that’s of the flesh and the devil to get out of sight behind Him (Mark 8:33).  And that applies today too! 

THAT was followed by a series of confirmations – perhaps even simultaneously – within various messages from around the world, as though via God’s own GPS. It’s His Global Prophecy Signalling system in action; or it may be likened to a shower of jigsaw pieces that fit together, thereby revealing details on an immense invisible jigsaw. This capture and scrutiny requires the teamwork of prophets, sensitive others and scribe.

Bringing prophetic pieces together

LET’S look at those pieces (or signals) as well as a couple of new ones and note their origin. It all began with having nothing special to blog, which is most unusual for a day set aside for blogging. Then along came the signals, or pieces, that reveal something in the Lord’s heart and mind for His followers:

  1. Wed 2nd evening: Farnboro‘ pastor’s Mark 8:33 insight – mine seeing ‘pillar of fire’
  2. Wed 2nd evening: Helen McS contacts me on times and seasons and shares link on Prophetic Releasers to N&C Johnson prophecy of SAME day in Australia.
  3. Thurs 3rd am: I answer Helen, note her link’s relevance, re-blog as GPS#51.1
  4. Thurs 3rd pm: Sarah-Jane B, Scotland, “I am moving. Follow Me!” GPS#51.2
  5. Thurs 3rd: Wanda Alger in Winchester, Virginia, USA writes as below…
  6. Fri 4th am: Lynne H provides link to Chris G Bennet, Rotherham, on God’s line in the sand
  7. Fri 4th pm: ‘God-incidentally’ note Veronika West’s (N. Ireland) brand-new posting with more on God’s line in the sand – ‘pieces’ 5 & 6 posted as GPS#51.3 & #51.4.
  8. Sat 5th; Maxine Phyllis in Nova Scotia, Canada, comments upon my FB version of GPS #51.3 & #51.4 as below…

THAT IS, after the weekend I learn of yet two more ‘signals’, this time via the ‘Bridge o’r Pond’: one from Winchester, Virginia, USA and the other from Nova Scotia, Canada.

On the day I was blogging on that special point from Mark 8.33, Wanda Alger also writes on it and, thereby, confirms the importance of this principle in When will the Church Recognize and Renounce the Political Pharisees?..:

‘….Lest you think our priority should be the Golden Rule right now, remember how Jesus stood up to the robed regulators of His time. Not only did He confront the religious elite, He confronted anyone who gave in to the fear of man instead of the fear of God – even His best friend, Peter.

“Get behind me, Satan!,” He said. “You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” (Mark 8:33)

‘Instead of focusing on our measure of compassion for the weak or our ability to submit to authority, we should be much more concerned with the spiritual forces at work behind the ongoing political propaganda created by the Pharisees of our day. Our efforts at being peace-loving people and benevolent servants are being manipulated by a spirit that seeks to destroy us. Rather than defending a conviction for wearing masks or challenging others to submit to the law out of fear, we should be recognizing the religious spirit that’s still at work.’ 

Upon returning to my desk this week I find this comment from Maxine Phyllis in Canada on my Facebook version of that double confirmation:

‘During my prayer time this morning I heard the Lord speak something I’ve never heard anywhere else, and it’s based on exactly this: the Kingdom relationship between the Father and Son manifesting on earth as they are in heaven. Not politics, not empty religion that exists to serve itself, but only that relationship which includes Kingdom sons who embrace the call of the Father to walk with His Son the way of the cross…’

The legislative principle ‘By the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established’ (Deut 19:15) also applies to prophecy because the existence of an event or new word from the Lord is being revealed and thus acknowledged. We have EIGHT!

SO we need to take note of what the Lord is saying and showing in the ‘invisible jigsaw picture’ – and listen for more ‘signals’ and watch out for more ‘pieces’ to fall…

Footnotes:
  • Image credits: Flying Puzzles by Nokhoog Buchachon and Teamwork by Franky242 courtesy Fredigitalphotos.net
  • Intriguing to see quantity of listed ‘pieces’ matches that of the picture (8)!

‘Global’ prophecies continue – “Get behind Me satan!” and ‘line of demarcation’ (GPS #51.3 & 51.4)

We’re blessed with a rather different weekend. This morning my wife is enjoying an online workshop with Encore Choirs and I’m taking time to update readers on more prophecies relating to what we heard in Wednesday evening’s online meeting. 

In his fast-track summary of Mark’s Gospel, pastor Christopher Bird explained this is how Jesus is rebuilding His Church to follow His example. Off the ‘top-of-his head’, he shared an insight when referring to lead-disciple Peter’s personal revelation and confession that Jesus is The Messiah. However, Peter soon received a severe reprimand to “Get behind me satan!” in payment for his own distressed rebuking Jesus upon hearing about His destined death and resurrection (Mark 8).

Pastor said that as Jesus’ continual focus is upon the Father and doing His will, then all else has to be utterly out-of-sight, discounted and ignored. All that’s of a personal fleshly and soulish nature and thus open to the adversary’s influence and harmonising with its ambitions, purposes and strategies. Therefore, these must be put aside completely. So too, in my opinion, is everything relating to the pandemic. 

Therefore, I was delighted to learn of a couple more prophetic words connecting by God’s ‘GPS’ into that teaching session.

Unusually for a Friday, as I’m normally offline, I got a 1/4 hour window mid-afternoon to watch a specific video clip from many that readers recommend but rarely get time to see.  BUT as I was searching I got nudged to check for anything new from Veronika West as my Facebook doesn’t get any feed from her page. 

AND it just so happened she’d published one only 2 minutes earlier, but I saw a phrase in the opening lines was misspelled and unclear. Veronika soon corrected it to read about ‘demonic madness’ – so had it been garbled by gremlins?

Here’s Veronika’s posting as GPS #51.3

I hear the Spirit say,

“MY HAND OF TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE IS MOVING IN THE MIDST OF THE MAYHEM AND DEMONIC MADNESS TO BRING SHEEP NATIONS FULL CIRCLE…WATCH AND SEE! FOR THIS IS AN HOUR AND SEASON OF DIVINE DEMARCATION AND A RESETTING OF BOUNDARY LINES AS MY FINGER OF JUSTICE AND FREEDOM DRAWS A LINE IN THE SAND…WATCH AND PRAY!

“DO NOT BE MOVED BY THE MANIFESTATIONS OF THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS, FOR NOW MY BLOOD DRAWS BOLD BOUNDARY LINES OF SUPERNATURAL PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION AROUND MY COVENANT PEOPLE…SO WATCH AND STAY ALERT AS THE LANDSCAPES OF MANY NATIONS ARE BEING SHIFTED, REARRANGED, REALIGNED AND TRANSFORMED….

“WATCH AS THE PRODIGAL NATIONS BEGIN TO COME TO THEIR SENSES AND CHOOSE TO REPENT AND RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD…

“WATCH! FOR THE YOKES OF BONDAGE WILL BE BROKEN OFF THE NECKS OF THE NATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN BESIEGED BY THE HAND OF THE ENEMY…SEE! FOR THE BLIND EYES OF MANY NATIONS WILL BE OPENED AND THEY WILL BEHOLD A NEW LAND OF PROMISE ON THE HORIZON, BELOVED LISTEN! FOR NOW THE SOUND OF VICTORY AND FREEDOM WILL BE UPON THE LIPS OF A RISING REMNANT AS THE MIGHTY WHIRLWINDS – WINDS OF MY SEVEN SPIRITS – BEGIN TO MOVE AND ADVANCE ACROSS THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH”..!

I’m grateful to Lynne H for letting me know Chris G Bennett had posted the following only a few hours earlier. Not only does he refer to the same principle as Veronika but also to Jesus rebuilding His Church – thus making GPS #51.4 – as follows:

There is Another Line in the Sand

Yesterday, I wrote about a line in the sand as the Lord applies it to us, but He also gave me an interpretation of it as applied to the forces of evil. I wrote that interpretation to a dear friend and the effect was such that I am prompted to share it wider.

I wrote : “I felt the Lord say over you, “So far but no further. I will only allow so much to attack you, then – no more! I am limiting the enemy’s ability to harass you. I am setting my army around you. You are mine and I will protect and preserve you. I have plans for you that are as yet unfulfilled. So I rebuke the enemy. Thus far – not one step further!”

Does this ring a bell for anyone?

I feel a move in the Spirit. I feel the enemy is being dragged back from the worst excesses he was planning. The Lord is rebuilding His church just as Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. He is restoring hope where the world has been openly mocking us. He is restoring faith where faith has been shredded and all but destroyed. He is sounding a rallying cry to every Christian who will respond.

“TO ARMS! EVERYONE TO HIS OR HER POST. LET THE TRUMPETS HERALD A GATHERING OF THE SAINTS IN A WAR-ROOM TO PROCLAIM AND DECREE THE GREATNESS OF THE LORD AND TO DECLARE FRESH HOPE FOR ALL MANKIND! IT IS TIME TO CALL A COUNCIL OF WAR IN EVERY CHURCH, EVERY TOWN AND VILLAGE. IT IS TIME FOR THE WATCHMEN TO WATCH AND STAND GUARD, FOR THE INTERCESSORS TO INTERCEDE DECLARE AND DECREE THE LORD’S WILL BE DONE, AND THE PROPHETS TO LEAD AS THEY HEAR AND SPEAK AND ACTIVATE THE WORDS OF THE LORD!”

“I Am Moving. Follow Me!” Word confirms the Lord’s instruction (GPS #51.2)

Published this afternoon on Facebook, this from Sarah-Jane Biggart, Asst Director of Glasgow Prophetic Centre and leader of The Purple Company (GPCs international prophetic intercession network), confirms the essence of what was taught at last night’s zoom meeting of Catch The Fire Farnborough. In a fast-track summary of the earliest Gospel account (by Mark), pastor Christopher Bird explained how it shows Jesus’ Way of ‘doing’ Church – as He told pastor: “Watch how I build Church!”. 

Sarah-Jane writes: 

‘I AM MOVING! FOLLOW ME’

I saw the Lord in the Spirit as the Lion of Judah. He came close to my face with His gentle but strong leonine face next to mine and said firmly, but with understated volume;

“I am moving”

He then began to walk ahead and I saw around me people in increasing numbers to my left and right begin to gather and walk with me. The Lord who had walked ahead of us paused deliberately slightly ahead and turned to look at us all. He then said to us all;

“Follow me!”

After He said these words He came very close to me and opened His mouth and roared incredibly loudly and violently into my body and Spirit these words:

“I AM MOVING!”

So loud and thundering was His voice it shook me. The words like many waters repeated over and over; repeated in the roar over and over again. At the same time I could hear Him speak these words in an underlying voice beneath the roar “count the cost” . I began to weep as I heard this knowing the cost would be great for many. The Lord reminding us what He said in Luke 14 to count the cost of following Him again as He released His roar.

ANGELS OF DIRECTION:

Then; I was aware of many angels increasing in the space next to me, crowding in to my left side and beginning to draw around me, even pulling at my wrist. Hundreds there, they pulled me into the centre of their enormous crowd and I heard the Lord say these were His angels of direction. Those we read about in Exodus 23. God says listen to your angel of direction and do what he tells you as he goes ahead to prepare the way we should go in accordance with Exodus 23.

I realised these angels were beginning to mark my skin with their ‘fingerprints’ – so that we the Church would know which way to go. Leaving a permanant imprint.

I heard the Lord say this:

“I am sending legions of angels for those who will say ‘Yes’ to moving with Me in this hour.

“To those who hear the call, I say now MOVE! Move and follow Me into the unknown.”

IT’S TIME TO MOVE!’

For some of us it’s a physical and geographical move. For others it is a change of career or relationship move. Many will see this word resonate and highlight the need to move from places and positions of safety and security that are not of the Lord. Listen to the Lord speak to you personally about where He is moving you.

He is saying to us to move away from the conformity and comfort and move into the openness of the unknown He is now leading us into.

OUR RESPONSE:

We say yes Lord to Your call.

We say we will move!

We will count the cost and follow You Jesus.

I say “Yes” to moving with you and following you Lord Jesus whatever the cost and whatever it looks like. Wherever You go; I will go.

RB Footnote: 51st example of God’s GPS or Global Prophecy Signalling system. This time between Farnborough in southern England and Glasgow in Scotland – and Oz!

Digital Globe by Cooldesign, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

An era is ending

Bette Cox has drawn attention to what she heard from the Lord 5 years ago for it resonates with the latest delivered by Thomas Harry, thereby reiterating the importance of both items. Also, its reference to closure of the age of Grace accords with Jonathan Hill’s analysis in Unlocking the Biblical Watch.

Esther's Petition

“But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.” (I Cor. 14:3 NIV)

A teacher once told our Sunday School class that prophecy today isn’t authentic unless it does one of those three things, and therefore it would always be pleasant or positive. Since the main subject of that day’s lesson was something else, I gave her comment little thought. I didn’t know much about prophecy at the time, Old Testament or New Testament.

Then one day I read Acts 21:10-14. The passage describes a prophet named Agabus, who came down from Judea to give Paul a prophecy about his upcoming trip to Jerusalem. It wasn’t pleasant or positive. “Coming over to us, he took Paul’s belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, The Holy Spirit says, ‘In this way the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem will bind the owner of this…

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