GPS#11 Part 3: Dr Sharon Stone – new prophetic season for UK

Now, I get to use the graphic I almost used for the first part of my 11th instance of God’s GPS (Global Prophecy Signals) but for ‘AD’s reminder as I was about to publish it!  To my mind it’s symbolic of the positioning of comms satellites over and around the earth but immersed in an influx of spiritual power and information.

This series of GPS#11 is about an influx of events and information I received during the fortnight covering the end of January and first complete week of February, all of which are related to the increasing need to pray for Great Britain. The first part featured ‘AD’s email reminding the Church to humble ourselves, repent of our wrongdoing and pray for change in ourselves so our nation maybe blessed. The second brought a strong word of encouragement for the ecclesia in following the Lord’s will and bringing about His plans for Britain. [NB: my editorial haste led to a couple of minor amendments being made – especially that we “Arise and accept the commission…”, and spell-checker changes of  ‘thou’ to ‘though’.]

As intimated in my New Year’s Blessing to readers, its relation to the Word for 2018 Leisa delivered, the ‘resurrection’ of the Word on Castles and Praying for UK from Liz Evans, all plugging into Jane Hamon’s word about receiving a Prophet’s Reward, I’ve been mulling over the possibility of a new level of insight and authority in my writings as being akin to prophetic declarations. (Some ‘sabbatical’, LOL.)

This was confirmed by Dr Sharon Stone in how she prayed for delegates at the year’s first mentoring day on 3rd February that, however we start the year, our posture puts us in a place of alignment to succeed, to fulfill and to accomplish the themes Father has put before us. Before teaching on how to ‘Engage’ with Jesus she referred to what she received in January when the Lord spoke to her and said,

“Sharon, I have given you a good reputation in the land.” For this I thank Him. He’s given me favour with many, but now He’s saying, “NOW, let’s use it!”  

I felt like I was given TEETH…I mean the threshing instrument with teeth [Isaiah 41:15].

“You know when you’re pioneering a lot of the time you operate in a lot of protocol and become all things to all people so there might be understanding and agreement and wisdom, and you encourage and you persuade…and you do all those things and you change the label of the prophetic to fit in every place you go because you know that when they get a taste of it they won’t let go; because it’s their Lord, their Saviour, their Deliverer, their Healer, their Restorer, their Redeemer.

“And so when they recognise that’s THE voice they realise how contagious it is, then they realise they cannot live without the voice of God, without having that greater clarity on the inside. How can they fulfill their destiny without having a greater understanding of strategy? How can they possibly know what to do with their day without having a God that speaks to them as a time manager, even to help them fulfill everything that God’s called them to do?

“I’ve done all that and the Lord says, “Now let’s use that reputation!”

“Amen, I don’t believe that reputation solely rest upon my shoulders and so I pray right now for these (delegates):

“Father, we’re in a different prophetic season with teeth, not one with just protocol. Father this isn’t a season of political correctness!

“Father, this is a prophetic season of TEETH! And so where many of us have allowed diplomacy to fill our mouths – we thank You for that God – but I release right now the sharpness of Your sword; I release the sharpness of Your teeth to accomplish much in the name of Jesus; the sharpness of  the threshing instrument to be able to accomplish what needs to be accomplished.

“And so stand here and speak to the enemy and say: Where you have thought you could run alongside us and that we’d do nothing about you, we declare today that we put you on notice and command you: Back up and back off! – in the name of Jesus!”

Sharon and delegates then went into warfare mode!

Afterwards, I happened to chat with one of her associates, Suzanne Ferrett, with whom I’d shared what I’d ‘seen’ out at Runnymede area, where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215 AD. Now, I hear about her prophetic intercessory ministry based upon a spiritual version of that Great Charter.

I began to see the ‘invisible jigsaw pieces’ coming together once again as this plugs into not only the prophetic word about castles, but also my researches on the history of Reading and the Thames Valley in the times of King Alfred and his establishment of Christian government across ancient Wessex and Mercia – see Historical Research hub.

Therefore, I recommend Suzanne’s website Passion For The Nation to all intercessors –  visit and peruse by clicking on this image:

[Digital Globe by Cooldesign and Puzzle in Sky by Idea Go, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net]

Bible Update: 2Thess 2 cont’d – the new Gay Gnosticism, by Gavin Ashenden

Further to my briefing in the previous post, here Dr Gavin wields a scriptural scalpel with forensic precision to expose unrighteous falsehood behind some discussions at last July’s ‘Sex Sin-od’.:

New heresies spring up in the life of the Church from time to time, although on closer examination they turn out to be old heresies slightly reformatted. Jayne Ozanne is a vocal exponent of a gay rights and her approach is a very simple one, but no less perverse for its simplicity She preached recently […]

Continue reading via The New Gay Gnosticism. — Gavin Ashenden

How to Look for Signs of Jesus’ Return

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Click on About Watching to learn how and what 30 Signs to look for, why and when, of the promised return of the Lord Jesus Christ as told to His Apostles and Prophets.  (The recent mini-series on ‘The Who, Why, When & What of Watching’ is thus accessible as two reference documents.)

What NOT to Watch for in the End-Times, by Nelson Walters

Here, Nelson brings his incisive mind to bear upon the fuller meaning of what could be the pivotal timing indicator of prophesied signs of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Be sure to read the discussion thread too :

Most Christians know we are to watch for events in the end times. But do they know what NOT to watch for? Might our own theories of the end times deceive the church? What to Watch for This is the third article in a series about watching. In the First Article (READ HERE), we defined…

Continued in What Not to Watch For in the End Times — The Gospel In The End Times

The Who, Why, When & What of Watching – the signs

After looking at who, why and when we’re to watch, we review what Jesus told us to watch out for:

WHAT?

Omitting those which appear to apply to the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70, here’s a selection of signs stated in the first Gospel (Mark 13), augmented by Matthew (24) and Luke (17 & 21) plus insertion of Paul’s first and follow-up letters to believers in Salonika, to whom he stressed the origin of his teaching; ‘For this we say to you by the word of the Lord…’

    1. The Gospel must first be preached to all the nations.
    2. Disciples will stand before and councils, rulers and kings, beaten in religious assemblies.
    3. Many will come in Jesus’ name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many. 
    4. Wars and rumors of wars – nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom  (“Do not be troubled for such things must happen, but the end is not yet”)
    5. earthquakes in various places – famines and troubles – as the beginnings of sorrows.
    6. “Brother will betray brother to death – a father his child – children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death and
    7. “You will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
    8. SO, when you see the ‘abomination of desolation’, spoken of by Daniel the prophet standing where it ought not (let the reader understand!), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” [This would refer not only to Roman standard placed in the Temple’s Holy of Holies but also to any profane object/person therein at any time (including its mount?).
    9. “those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be.
    10. “And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days….
    11. “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it for false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”
    12. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven…’and the dead in Christ will rise first,
    13. ‘then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up [‘harpadzo’ = rapture] together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…’
    14. ‘You know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety” then sudden destruction comes…’
    15. ‘Let no one deceive you…for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first (Apostasy), and
    16. ‘the man of sin (lawlessness) is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped,
    17. ‘so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God…
    18. ‘The coming of the lawless one is according to the workings of satan with all power, signs and lying wonders, and
    19. ‘with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they didn’t receive a love of the truth, that they might be saved…
    20. ‘For this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie (!!)…’
    21. “After that tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.
    22. “The stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
    23. “On the earth perplexity, seas and waves roaring
    24. “Men’s hearts failing them from fear and expectation of what’s coming on the earth.
    25. “As it was in the days of Noah, so also in the days of the Son of Man: “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.”
    26. “Likewise as it was in the days of Lot…on the day Lot left Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
    27. “In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife: Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
    28. “I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”
    29. “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory and
    30. “then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.” [The Rapture]

Jesus said, “Take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand.

IS THE END NIGH?

No! I’m not of that alarmist brigade because, in my humble opinion, Jesus is coming back for a bride who’s ‘made herself ready’, which I understand to be a church that has been restored to move fully in the ‘greater works’ – one that has arisen with the glory of the Lord appearing over her and piercing the ‘thick darkness covering the peoples’ (see Revelation 19.7, Acts 3.21, John 14.12 and Isaiah 60.1-2)

There’s clear indications this preparation is already happening through many ministries.  Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16.18).

On praying to our Heavenly Father, He instructed us to ask, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven…” (Matt 6:10).

The Lord’s Kingdom rule has yet to come in its fullness so, in my opinion, a reworking – even a significant sifting or pruning – may be necessary as the Lord finishes building his Church and believers make themselves ready for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

Next, we look Nelson Walters’ theological nuances of the meaning of ‘watching’ (here).

[Scripture taken from the New King James Version; copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. used by permission. All rights reserved.]

The Who, Why, When & What of Watching – cont’d

Continuing the reasons for watching for the Lord Jesus’ return we consider when that might happen:

WHEN?

Jesus’ major End-time teaching was given soon after leaving the Temple with some of His disciples and having foretold its complete destruction, which was to happen about 40 years later after the infamous Roman siege of Jerusalem.

Jesus on the Mount of Olives:

When He went and sat on the nearby Mount of Olives, two sets of brothers (Peter & Andrew, James & John) asked Him to expand upon that prophecy, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?” (seee Mark 13, Luke 21, Matthew 24).

He answered in some depth, and by examination of the details we can conclude that not only does Jesus describe later events in that First Century but also those of a much later time, one yet to come but which is now at the door!  So Jesus did, but didn’t, tell them precisely ‘when’!

In talking of that far future time however, He tells them a parable about the appearing of leaves on a fig tree – which many believe refers to the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel.:

“So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it (or ‘He’) is near – at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place..But of that day and hour no-one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is…Watch therefore…I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:28-37 NKJV emphasis mine)

Other passages of the New Testament imply that He, or Holy Spirit, subsequently gave those leading disciples, and Saul of Tarsus who became Apostle Paul, further insights on the approximate timing of those signs, as below:

Peter preaching in the Temple:

After Jesus’ Ascension into heaven Peter, when teaching in the Temple, called people  to,

“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets since time began…” (Acts 3:19-21 – my emphasis.)

So there’s a huge contribution followers of Christ have yet to make across all spheres of society towards such restoration – we’ve hardly started; not to mention both human and demonic opposition – but however do we restore ‘all things’?  We must conclude that only The Almighty is able to bring about the ‘restoration of ‘all things’ – and doubtless in the manner Zecharia prophesied to governor Zerubbabel:

“Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit”, says the Lord of hosts. (Zech 4:6 NKJV)

Although we need to beware of false prophets, Acts 3:21 implies that the Lord will keep His prophets informed of His intentions in bringing this about (Amos 3:7). Hence the important relevance of contemporary prophecy.

Paul writing to the Thessalonians:

We know from Acts and accounts in Paul’s Epistles that this Apostle to the Gentiles was blessed with visions of and revelations from Jesus Himself as, for example, in the main scripture quoted by ‘pre-Tribbers’:

‘For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
‘For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.’ (1Thess 4:15-17 NKJV)

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

Maybe it’s as well the Palestinian leaders have been defiantly intransigent over the so-called ‘peace plan’ with Israel and, like Iran and Hezbollah, want to wipe Israel off the face of the map!  Even so, let’s keep watching!

NB: the theme of UN’s Year 2017-18 is ‘Together for Peace, Dignity, Safety  & Respect For All’, as outlined in Three Prophetic Jigsaw Pieces.

Next, we include Paul’s later explanation as we check what it is we’re watching out for...

The Who, Why, When & What of Watching

Recent re-blogs’ references to one of eight possible eschatological scenarios, that of a pre-Tribulation Rapture, plus a theological blog’s discussion has prompted me to revisit and expand upon one of this blog’s earliest entries – ‘Why Watch?’ (as on the menu!). It’s now time to consider who, why, when and what are we watching out for:

WHO?

You, me and everyone, especially those who believe in and follow Jesus Christ – HE is the WHO and thus the basic reason we should be watching.  If you’re not familiar with His life, ministry and status, or with the fact we can be in a close, loving relationship with Him, then dip into this blog’s brief outline at Do You Know Jesus?

WHY?

For me, a spectacular, life-changing event in 1989 made watching very personal and connected into relevant, directive scripture. Then in 2008, wanting to check Jesus’ parable of the wheat and tares in Matthew 13, I opened my Bible and IT EXPLODED! and I heard

“This is ALL about to be fulfilled!”

Thus began my series of emails to friends and church leaders about prophecy, as told nine years ago this month in part one of  The Endgame Is Now In Play, wherein I wrote:

‘Jesus urged His disciples to look out for and observe signs of the times. Regarding their questions about His return at the end of this Age, the earliest Gospel account has Jesus stressing 7 times, “Watch…be alert…on your guard“ (Mark 13). Matthew 24 reports Jesus saying 4 times, “Watch…and when you see…” followed by the parables of the burglar and of the virgins > “Don’t be caught napping!” [Is the Church still asleep?] Luke’s account has, “Be always on the watch…” (Luke 21:36 and chapter 12 (NIV) has sections on watchfulness and interpreting the times. In each Gospel Jesus commands, Learn the lesson of the fig tree…”. Also, the Apostles went on to give more indicators (Acts 3:20-1, Hebrews 12:26-7, 2 Peter 3, 2 Timothy 3 and the first and second letters to the Thessalonians).’

It’s claimed that for every OT prophecy about Jesus Christ’s birth and life there’s seven to eight times as many about His eventual return or ‘Parousia’, also called ‘The Second Advent’ or ‘Second Coming’. I’m of the opinion the likelihood of that event sometime in our lifetime is rapidly increasing !

Jesus stressed the great importance of His return. Eg, His instruction to the four who’d been with Him from the outset of His mission is given at Mark 13:33-37 (NKJV):

Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.

Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming – in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning – lest, coming suddenly, he finds you sleeping! And what I say to you, I say to all, ‘Watch!’.”

That’s why I’m watching and, believer or not, you too are included, as can be clearly understood from Jesus’ words: “I say to ALL…

How can we be sure?

You may object and say, “But even if that’s an accurate quotation it’s only guesswork”. That is, prophecies don’t always come to pass.  In answer and in synopsis only [more details here], I therefore offer the following key to foretelling the future.:

We’re privileged to learn what Almighty God has decided is to happen. He shared his plans with a select number of ancient sages, or prophets, over a long period that started 29 centuries ago, and several centuries before Christ. Amidst extensive instructions He told the prophet Isaiah:

“For I am God and there is no other, I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand and I shall do all My pleasure’…” (Isaiah 46:9-10 NKJV)

In fact, some years before Isaiah the first of the ‘writing prophets’ had received a distinct word about God’s intention to divulge His plans. This is recorded in Amos’ scroll at the seventh verse of the third chapter (in modern notation):

“Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”

Next, we learn when we’re to be watching for whatever’s coming…click to continue

John Kilpatrick: 21 powerful prophetic words for 2018

‘This is a Year of Divine Interruptions’ and ‘Final Word’, respectively the opening and closing of twenty-one words delivered Friday 19th January deal with the global scene specifically. We heard these words after I’d finished drafting the previous post on my insights gained a fortnight ago on Zecharia 2.

Revd John Kilpatrick brings what the Lord told him after waking him on 23rd December 2017 and four minutes into this message he refers to the issues over Jerusalem and Israel that I’ve blogged about.

Welby’s inability to stand on the scriptures comes home to roost

By Victoria Jones/PAIn needing to Pray for the Pope to Take a Stand upon the Bible, we should include the Archbishops of Canterbury and York too. (In fact, I nearly included ‘and all clergy’ in that title but it was entirely about Pope Francis and Jerusalem.)

2017 saw Archbishop Justin Welby’s standing enter into deep decline as a result of his inability to give satisfactory answers to interview questions and deal with transgender issues. For example, he was taken to task by Rev Dr Gavin Ashenden in Justin Welby Unable to Give a ‘Straight Answer’ on Whether Gay Sex is Sinful.

Furthermore, a HUGE furor is now brewing over his handling of a past Anglican court’s inquiry into an unsubstantiated claim of abuse against the revered, deceased Bishop of Chichester, Dr George Bell.

Gavin opens his latest in this ‘sexuality saga’, Welby’s Will-to-Power: Pride & Ego – Sanity & Sanctity in the Saga of George Bell:

‘The facts are on the whole well known. Lord Carlile, having been forbidden by his terms of reference to judge the innocence or guilt of poor Bishop Bell, did allow himself to tell the world that Bell would never have been found guilty in a court of law. (Mail Online columnist) Peter Hitchens was almost apoplectic with surprise and frustration at Welby’s intransigence…’

His deep experience gives Gavin perspicacity of insight for analysing the situation. His careful, well-considered exposition is bang on target and thus comes with my high commendation to my readers. In particular, Gavin observes that Safeguarding policies bring a negative, political effect and he considers the real issue in this saga is that of pride and corruption of power.:

‘So, what does it mean when the Archbishop says “I cannot with integrity rescind my statement”? He has at best muddled himself. He is in the grip of what appears to be both a serious sin and a psychological distortion.

‘At some point, he has conflated what he thinks is right with the notion of his integrity. He has convinced himself, having fallen victim to pride, that since what he thinks is right must be right, it is his ‘integrity’ that is at stake when he is challenged.

‘But what the challenge to his opinion has done, in fact, is to expose his soul.

‘One might argue in his defence that all that has been exposed is stupidity, because one would have to be dull in mind not to weigh up the evidence and come to the conclusion along with the choristers and the historians and the ecumenists that Bell was innocent. But Welby is not stupid.  In which case one has to ask if he has become proud and obdurate.

‘And the trouble with pride and obduracy is that, if it bites sufficiently deeply, one’s cognitive reasoning can become impaired.

‘What might flow from this?

‘The great danger he is in is that he loses all spiritual and moral authority. He becomes a hollow figure of religion, rather than an authentic spiritual leader and inspiration…’ (emphasis added).

Gavin concludes his observations:

‘Perhaps he might be firstly warned by the words of Jesus,: “Whoever wants to save his life, will lose it.” (Matt 16.25)

‘but then encouraged: “For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 14.11.’

Gavin’s first posting on this issue Welby Must Apologise or Resign was mentioned in the lead-in to my ‘God-incidents’ Validate Three Prophetic Visions.

Lastly, readers may also like to note blogger Archbishop Cranmer’s opinion in Justin Welby has staked his reputation and legacy on the maintenance of a profound injustice to Bishop George Bell and its attached discussion.

The very best days of the Church are fast approaching

An especial thank you to the Lord and Jeffrey Stewart, and to UK Prophetic Words for publishing this word, which provides not only a second confirmation but also a very precise one of a scripture I’d already quoted (footnote refers; formatting mine):

GOD HAS SAVED THE BEST DAYS OF THE CHURCH FOR LAST

The Lord Jesus says:

“You are a privileged generation. You are a generation that makes Me immensely proud.

“For it is THIS generation that will walk in FAR more revelation than any previous generation.

“It is THIS generation that will walk in FAR more anointing than any previous generation.

“The END of a thing is better than the beginning. (Eccl 7:8)

“The Days of the Church that you are about to see will far exceed its beginning days recorded in the Book of Acts.

“You look in awe at the things I did in the Book of Acts. You look in awe at the power the Church in the Book of Acts walked in.

“I tell you that what My Church is about to walk in shall cause the Church in Acts to be pale in comparison.

“The Church you are about to see will walk in far more love, far more unity, and far more anointing than the early church ever imagined.

“My prayer for the church to be ONE, even as I and the Father are one, in John 17 will be answered in your generation, just as every prayer I pray is answered. Yes, many of you will see this and rejoice. As will I. What is impossible for man is easily possible for My Father. My People WILL BE ONE just as My Father and I are one. Just as it is in Heaven.

“From this unity will flow unified prayer as you have never seen. Just as I honoured such prayer with a mighty outpouring of My Spirit in Acts 2:2 and Acts 4:31, I shall honour these unified prayers with a great outpouring that will shake cities as I shook Jerusalem.

“The Great Commission will be fulfilled in this generation. You will see this and rejoice.

“My people will walk in such anointing, that:

“one will enter a town and every demon will flee. Even demons in people who are possessed will not be able to remain;

“another will walk in such anointing that he will enter a hospital, AND EVERY sick person in that hospital shall be healed.

“When I turned water into wine, the master of the banquet said that he normally served the best wine first, but at that wedding, he saved the best wine for last.

“I tell you, I have saved the BEST DAYS OF THE CHURCH FOR LAST.

“I have saved the GREATEST MIRACLES for last, too.

“The miracles you saw in the days of Moses, as great as they were, even the splitting of the Red Sea, shall pale in comparison to what you are ABOUT to see.

“The miracles you saw in the Days of Joshua, as great as they were, even the stopping of the Sun and the Moon in the sky, shall look SMALL in comparison to what I am ABOUT to do.

“Before I return, every person on earth WILL KNOW that the Gospel is true. They may not all accept it, but they will be WITHOUT excuse.

“I am IMMENSELY proud of you. You are a HIGHLY HONORED generation.

“Men from the past longed to see what you will see.

“You are the final runners in the relay race.

“You are My ‘A’ Team.

“Those who came before you are trusting you with the baton.

“I am confident you will complete the race before you. You will make Me proud.

“You were created for this day and this time. You will see the Church be what I meant for her to be.

“You will see this and rejoice. As will I.”

Jeffrey Stewart, 17th January 2018

AMEN, AMEN and AMEN again !!!!

Footnote:

The reference to John 17 is remarkable!  My introductions to the last two posts refer to RJ Dawson on Jesus destroying division and to my encounter with ‘Christian’ aides of the Accuser. Instances of condemnatory criticism return my mind to Jesus’ prayer to our heavenly Father, as recorded in John 17.

In fact, only yesterday – the day Jeffrey posted the above word – was I discussing that issue with RJ Dawson on his original post as he’d responded to my re-blog. He then quoted from his book:

“A long time ago in an upper room far, far away, 120 people got real. Within a matter of days, their number had increased to several thousand. After only a few years, the community had spread far and wide, achieving phenomenal growth well into the tens of thousands of members, each person having a purpose and each very real. Over the next few centuries, however, another assemblage emerged. Its characteristics were strikingly different. It did not possess the powerful testimony of the earlier group. Miraculous happenings were very few and far between. Its varied teachings were impure and often incomprehensible, and the active participation of every member in ministry was not emphasized. As a result, the great love and concern for one’s fellow believer held in high regard by the originals was greatly lacking, and its unity was coerced. And sadly, gone in this assembly was the total dependence and trust in the Lord Jesus, His dominion being replaced by that of others.” © 2001 by R.J. Dawson. Real Christianity—The Nature of the Church. All rights reserved.

I replied: ‘Exactly so RJ. I’m of opinion that as soon as the gospel according to John went into circulation then satan’s strategy would be to thwart Jesus’ prayer at John 17:20-23!’  I didn’t quote it because we both know it, but he then quoted it in full:

“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.”

Its so obvious that, after being defeated by the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ, the hater of humanity’s prime strategy would be to attack and wreak division throughout the body of His disciples. Through such disunity, deep divisions and inability to do the ‘greater things’ that Jesus promised in John 14:12, the enemy of our souls duped humanity into not believing that God really did send Jesus to save us from our sins and deliver us from bondage to satan.

So, thank you Lord for indicating that at long last Your prayer will soon be answered. Let Your Word become true in our day…

Selah!

Jesus destroys community division: all real Christians are equal and share identical access to Him

This scripture was one of several similar ones in my discussions yesterday about arrogant, self-appointed heresy-hunters, or modern-day Inquisitors, who sit in judgement and condemn their brethren in Christ. They watch out for and denounce division whereas actually fomenting it, thereby serving only to further the strategies of the accuser of the brethren!

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         The Lord Jesus taught us that only He must be in charge. Most Christian leaders reject that directive. This is part of the reason why an alternative form of Christianity was created long ago.

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         Only the Lord Jesus is worthy of praise. Unless anyone out there has done what He did no one else qualifies. Yet we continue to have the equivalent of bowing before religious leaders and kissing their rings as if they somehow managed to grab a hold of something higher than the rest of us and land upon a leadership summit denied to everyone else. In reality, of course, no such place exists within His Community and never has.

         But for any readers out there not yet familiar with this blog and the faithful readers who have supported it for many years, you might have a problem with this simple…

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Jerusalem is central on God’s prophetical timeline

“The Bible is playing out right before our eyes!”

That’s how Benjamin Glatt opens his Jerusalem Post article ‘The Bible is Coming to Life’ Prominent Christian Author Says.  Koenig’s World Watch Daily quotes this author as follows (emphases mine):

‘In his latest book author Bill Koenig offers a new outlook for Christians: The Bible is coming to life and no-one is noticing.

“We are living in the most significant and important time in Bible-prophecy history – with the least amount of interest in the Church,” Koenig said.

“There are so many distractions today, people are being pulled in so many directions, there is an information overload, and it amazes me that there is so little interest.”

‘On Jan Markell’s ‘Understanding the Times’ radio show, Koenig told the founder of Olive Tree Ministries over the weekend that still only a small percentage of church-goers understand the biblical significance behind the events that the Trump administration has ushered in, such as recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and possibly approaching the peace deal as described in Daniel 9:27.

“The fact that Jerusalem is God’s time-clock, the nations that we know to watch, the leaders that we know to watch. We are so blessed that we fully understand it,” said Koenig, the author of Eye to Eye – Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel and Revealed – Obama’s Legacy.

“The Bible is playing out right before our eyes. The Jewish prophets of the [Bible] spoke of these days. And we are honored and privileged and blessed to be living in this day.”

In Jerusalem: God’s Time Clock Jan’s guests include White House correspondent Bill Koenig and Laurie Cardoza-Moore. In Bill’s opinion, Donald Trump’s primary role is to accelerate final day events. They review his remarkable first year as well as discuss his Jerusalem proclamation and remind people that Jerusalem is God’s time clock for the last days. Benjamin Gatt has this to say about the programme:

‘Despite the claim that the evangelical churches have rid themselves of replacement theology, amillennialism and preterism (which interprets prophecies of the Bible as events that have already happened), Markell said that these theories still make their ways between the pews, and as a result, most people don’t see the Bible coming to life.

‘Laurie Cardoza-Moore, who represents the World Council of Independent Christian Churches at the UN and is president of the Evangelical organization Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, also told Markell that this is because Christians – even pastors – don’t always hear or pay attention to what the message about Israel and what their biblical responsibility is, she said.

“Too often Christians don’t quite understand prophecy and where does the United States fall in to the whole story,” she said.

“How many times have we read our Bibles, and USA – the three letters [inside the word Jerusalem] go right past us. Just as the letters USA are in the center of Jerusalem, we are going to be in the heart of that city. And there’s no other place the United States should be.”

‘Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, a non-profit organization, was established to educate Christians about their biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and Israel, utilizing powerful film and video presentations, a variety of grassroots rallies, events and speaking engagements to facilitate dialogue between the Christian and Jewish communities in support of the state of Israel and against global antisemitism.

‘But PTJN can’t do all the work by itself. People must begin to actually read the Bible. Recently, Cardoza-Moore spoke with a French paper about an interview with a pastor of a mega-church in Houston. The journalist said that the pastor condemned President Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem.

‘[The pastor] stated, “For Christians to take an ancient book and apply their own interpretation is a stretch.” I said to the reporter,  “Excuse me, sir, did that ancient book to which that pastor was referring happen to be the Bible?” And the reporter laughed. I said, “That pastor needs to get his Bible off the shelf, dust it off and start reading from the beginning again.”

‘There is only one way to come to the right decision, Cardoza-Moore said.’

Also, I’d encourage anyone wanting to learn more or already deeply interested in Bible prophecy to watch Messianic pastor Mark Biltz talking about God’s time clock in the new year’s service at Church of His Presence. A man after my own heart, Mark loves to ask   “Do you know what time it is?” and answers by joining the dots and jigsaw pieces of prophetic scriptures…(video begins at 1:28:00):