Triple validation of Jesus’ night-time visitation (Reprise per ‘212’)

In celebration of the previous post on The Rapture showing a published total of 4,212 I’m re-posting this one from my testimony and which explains the deep significance of number 212 in my utterly unexpected and blessed foretaste of Jesus’ return:

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

Quite some time was needed to gain a full understanding of that awesome visitation 33 years ago and being confronted by the absolute holiness of the Lord Jesus Christ. (On 13-14 September 1989.)

No wonder I was intensely convicted and suddenly knew personal judgement definitely IS TRUE!   As mentioned, I fully expected to take my last breath there and then and be dropped 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). Yet it took me 30 years for it to dawn upon me that when that happened I’d been given the first two pieces of an ‘invisible jigsaw’!!!

The First Advent was when Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea about two thousand years ago. Hence, the four weeks leading into Christmas are designated within the church calendar as Advent, and which start the church year. The Second Advent is coming soon and is expected to begin in the city of Jerusalem.

FIRST VALIDATION

I inwardly ‘knew’ that heavenly visitor was indeed Jesus Christ himself, and that His impressive swift descent was a foretaste of His promised return in all His glory.

The event reminded me of my favourite picture in mother’s Missal, or service book of the Roman Mass.  This gave the scriptures for Sunday services throughout the year together with a picture symbolising the theme for each service.  As a boy very keen on astronomy I’d been fascinated by the picture for the First Sunday in Advent. It depicted Jesus standing on the clouds over a burning earth in the midst of sun, moon and falling stars, telling of events before his Second Advent! Continue reading

A God-incidence! Jerusalem Return – Chris G Bennett

WOW WOTTA GOD-INCIDENCE Thank You Lord for this is what I saw first when opening my phone’s Facebook earlier this morning, and CONFIRMS what I believe the Lord told me to revisit my first writing on the End-times, as in previous post:

As published at His Kingdom Prophecy

JERUSALEM RETURN

I’ve shared this before — but it seems particularly relevant this year!

I had this Vision years ago, at least 15, maybe 20 plus and I resurrected it in 2018.  Now The LORD has caused me to focus on it once again.

I just saw Jesus returning from heaven to Jerusalem!

Let me start from the beginning.  I saw Israel begin to build The Third Temple, on Temple Mount, having cleared away everything of Islam from the site.

I saw no mosque, nothing but a large flat tract of land.  I knew immediately that this was Temple Mount.

I saw builders move in and they were just like Nehemiah’s wall builders — they carried tools in one hand and rifles in the other.

Just then I saw War break out.  Missiles rained in from everywhere, but they were exploded high in the air by God, or by Israel using their ‘iron dome’ defence system.

This went on for a while and, while there was damage to the city, most of it remained in place, unscathed.

Then I saw the nuclear fallout cloud.  As it started to settle on Israel a wind blew up from the Mediterranean Sea and carried the cloud off to cover all the lands surrounding and attacking Israel!

Just as this was happening, I saw Him.  I saw a very bright column of light descending through the clouds.

There in the middle stood Jesus — returning to the Mount of Olives.  Looking as described in Revelation, He came down to earth, the returning Messiah King.

I wanted to weep for joy but I couldn’t, and I have to remind myself that, if we are taken in the Rapture, then we we will not be here for the second coming!

All I remember in this Vision was shouting His Name at the top of my voice — along with many who appeared around me.

Oh the peace that fell at that moment!  As Jesus stepped onto earth, simultaneously every knee bowed and every head bowed too.

Then the hosts of heaven started singing their praises to the King of Kings. It will be a glorious cacophony!

Wow, all I can say is WOW and hallelujah \o/

I truly believe we are going to see these things sometime quite soon, maybe within a few years.  I truly believe that first, starting about now, there will be revival sweeping through The United Kingdom, Western Europe, and America particularly.

Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America won’t miss out.

My heart is just full this morning — joy, hope, love, but mostly Jesus.  I believe this has already started in America, but it has yet to start in Europe.

It has certainly started in the East — particularly China, Afghanistan, and Iran.

After Revival comes the Rapture, then Antichrist and Tribulation, then the second Coming followed by the millennial reign.  Oh the joy to come – hallelujah \o/

I feel the heavens rumbling directly overhead as the Army of The LORD positions itself ready.  There is real revival coming to The United Kingdom, and even to Rotherham where I live — another dark and lost place that needs The LORD so badly, so desperately, right now!  This real Revival is spreading all over America too.

Sometimes, The LORD lifts me high above the world to see what He is really showing me.

This morning, I see a map of both sides of the North Atlantic.  As I watch, I see a scythe, an old-fashioned scythe, sweep across The United Kingdom, Europe, across the Atlantic, and through America — starting on the East Coast and moving Westwards like the pioneers of old.

Such power as I have never seen and have not the words to describe.

SWEEPING through Europe and America carrying all before it.  Wave after wave certainly, but that first wave – oh my!  Such power and authority – such signs, wonders, and miracles.

“Watch and see and rejoice as I move! says The LORD. “Watch and see!”

Chris G. Bennett

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.”

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!

STOP PRESS: Chris G Bennett – “PREPARE FOR MY RETURN!”

In posting my previous post to Facebook this by Chris G Bennett was on my home page and I shared onto my timeline. The copy below bears my underlining and coloured text as usual for words from the Lord: Continue reading

Triple validation of Jesus’ night-time visitation and my rescue

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

Quite some time was needed to gain a full understanding of that awesome visitation 33 years ago and being confronted by the absolute holiness of the Lord Jesus Christ. No wonder I was intensely convicted and suddenly knew personal judgement definitely IS TRUE!   As mentioned, I fully expected to take my last breath there and then and be dropped 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). Yet it took me 30 years for it to dawn upon me that when that happened I’d been given the first two pieces of an ‘invisible jigsaw’!!!

The First Advent was when Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea about two thousand years ago. Hence, the four weeks leading into Christmas are designated within the church calendar as Advent, and which start the church year. The Second Advent is coming soon and is expected to begin in the city of Jerusalem.

FIRST VALIDATION

I inwardly ‘knew’ that heavenly visitor was indeed Jesus Christ himself, and that His impressive swift descent was a foretaste of His promised return in all His glory.

The event reminded me of my favourite picture in mother’s Missal, or service book of the Roman Mass.  This gave the scriptures for Sunday services throughout the year together with a picture symbolising the theme for each service.  As a boy very keen on astronomy I’d been fascinated by the picture for the First Sunday in Advent. It depicted Jesus standing on the clouds over a burning earth in the midst of sun, moon and falling stars, telling of events before his Second Advent!

The validation referred to above came almost as unusually. On a healing retreat six years later, a minister told me God would show me something after lunch. Indeed He did for a lady whom I’d never met and was seated at my table confided after lunch that the Lord told her to show me something she greatly treasured.

It was a photo taken from an aircraft over a thunderstorm. When developed, the photo bore an image of Jesus Christ as though standing within the clouds. But the facial features were hazy; exactly like Jesus in my dream because I’d not seen His face!!  (I seem to recall hazy clouds at the foot of the image. This one shown is published by Bible Probe.)

My legs gave way upon seeing this photo as I couldn’t remain standing but had to drop down into a nearby chair! My companion, Yvonne, said I went so white she thought I was going to faint or fall. Continue reading

Dark Days and The Light Of The World – Chris G Bennett

On Friday Chris G Bennett published this absolutely ACE on his Facebook, which not surprisingly attracted a couple of dozen comments:

DARK DAYS & THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

There are some dark days ahead of us. Once again it seems that Satan really believes he can beat Jesus Christ down. He did the same at Calvary, where to all intents and purposes, he appeared to have defeated to Son of God by having Him killed on the Roman cross. But, three days later, Jesus rose from the dead, collected the keys to death, hell, and the grave from a very surprised Satan, and ascended to sit at the Father’s right hand – exactly as prophesied in scripture for centuries beforehand.

So what does Satan expect this time around?

Much biblical prophecy points to these days – “wars, rumours of wars”, “nations and leaders raising themselves up – way beyond their capabilities”, earthquakes, fires, storms! Everything pointing to mayhem and Satan having a ball at our expense. Yet, as with the original scenario, prophecy points to a very different outcome!

Prophecy, biblical and 21st century, points to a ‘Great Falling Away’! Is this not happening? Have not great swathes of the church followed their own teaching rather than God’s? Is there not a great watering down of Christ’s gospel message – no heaven, no hell, no repentance, no death to self, no humility, etc etc? Has the church not virtually extinguished the ‘Light of the World’. And has its salt not become bland and tasteless? Nearly every prophet worth the name has spoken into this.

But also, nearly every prophet worth the name has also spoken of the final harvest, the great gathering in, otherwise known as end-time revival. Prophecy, both biblical and 21st century, is full of signs, wonders, miracles, and ‘greater things’ that Jesus spoke of, alongside a great harvest of souls yet to come to salvation. Just as it did two thousand years ago, history will record that Satan once again tried and failed to oust the Son of God from His position as the Light of the World.

As I said, there are some very dark days ahead. I believe we will go right to the very edge of war and Satan will even appear to have won. BUT – God will turn things around. Satan will walk right into the Lord’s hands, as God turns everything round. There will be a great revival, there will be great persecution against Christians, there will be a huge upheaval in politics – particularly in America and Europe. The ‘swamp’ will be drained – Trump will be justified and returned to his rightful place – China, Russia, North Korea, and other aggressors will once again back off from their sabre-rattling stance. In fact, I believe Russia and America will become allies – albeit a little wary of each other – and a new respect will be established between them. I also believe the CCP will suddenly dissipate into a much less powerful and aggressive state.

Yes, dark days are coming, but the Light of the World has yet to have His say on everything. And the Rapture? Who knows other than the Father Himself – even Jesus said He doesn’t know. As the Word of God says, so many times, “FEAR NOT” for God is still in control and everything is safe in His hands! Glory to God and Hallelujah \o/

CGB 11 March 2022

Triple-focus on End-times = pay attention: Jesus will soon return to Jerusalem! (GPS #78)

I’m firmly of the opinion, as in the footnote, that the following vision shared by Chris G Bennett is especially significant, as shown by its ‘God-incidental’ timing through the Lord’s triple GPS, ie His Global Prophecy Signalling system. Note well:

  1. Thursday 27th – 1st Revelation/End-times study at Catch The Fire Farnborough
  2. Friday 28th – 3,600th post: The Great Rethink on Bible prophecy, Neil Mackereth
  3. Saturday 29th – Chris G Bennett publishes ‘Jerusalem Return’ on Facebook:

JESUS’ JERUSALEM RETURN – CHRIS G BENNETT

I had this vision years ago, at least 15, maybe 20 plus and I resurrected it in 2018. Now the Lord has caused me to focus on it once again.

I just saw Jesus returning from heaven to Jerusalem !

Let me start from the beginning. I saw Israel begin to build the third temple, on Temple Mount, having cleared away everything of Islam from the site. I saw no mosque, nothing but a large flat tract of land. I knew immediately that this was Temple Mount. I saw builders move in and they were just like Nehemiah’s wall builders – they carried tools in one hand and rifles in the other. Just then I saw war break out. Missiles rained in from everywhere but they were exploded high in the air by God or by Israel using their ‘iron dome’ defence system. This went on for a while and, while there was damage to the city, most of it remained in place, unscathed.

Then I saw the nuclear fallout cloud. As it started to settle on Israel a wind blew up from the Mediterranean Sea and carried the cloud off to cover all the lands surrounding and attacking Israel! Just as this was happening, I saw Him. I saw a very bright column of light descending through the clouds. There in the middle stood Jesus – returning to the Mount of Olives. Looking as described in Revelation, He came down to earth, the returning Messiah King.

I wanted to weep for joy but I couldn’t, and I have to remind myself that, if we are taken in the Rapture, then we we will not be here for the second coming! All I remember in this vision was shouting His Name at the top of my voice – along with many who appeared around me. Oh the peace that fell at that moment! As Jesus stepped onto earth, simultaneously every knee bowed and every head bowed too. Then the hosts of heaven started singing their praises to the King of Kings. It will be a glorious cacophony!

Wow, all I can say is WOW and hallelujah \o/

I truly believe we are going to see these things sometime quite soon, maybe within a few years. I truly believe that first, starting about now, there will be revival sweeping through U.K., Western Europe, and America particularly – Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America won’t miss out. My heart is just full this morning – joy, hope, love, but mostly Jesus. I believe this has already started in America, but it has yet to start in Europe. It has certainly started in the East – particularly China, Afghanistan, and Iran. After revival comes the Rapture, then antichrist and tribulation, then the second Coming followed by the millennial reign. Oh the joy to come – hallelujah \o/

I feel the heavens rumbling directly overhead as the Army of the Lord positions itself ready. There is real revival coming to the UK, and even to Rotherham where I live – another dark and lost place that needs the Lord so badly, so desperately, right now! This real revival is spreading all over America too.

Sometimes, the Lord lifts me high above the world to see what He is really showing me. This morning, I see a map of both sides of the North Atlantic. As I watch, I see a scythe, an old-fashioned scythe, sweep across the UK, Europe, across the Atlantic, and through America – starting on the East Coast and moving Westwards like the pioneers of old. Such power as I have never seen and have not the words to describe.

SWEEPING through Europe and America carrying all before it. Wave after wave certainly, but that first wave – oh my! Such power and authority – such signs, wonders, and miracles.

“Watch and see and rejoice as I move !”, says the Lord. “WATCH & SEE!”

CGB 29 January 2021 and earlier

RB Footnote:
  • Am trying to write this morning whilst our semi-detached house has unexpectedly become temporarily ‘uninhabitable’ by the extremely loud noise and vibrations of pneumatic drilling outside our external wall into nearby solid concrete in adjacent neighbour’s property. It’s taken 4 hours but soon over, I hope! Not being able to do my usual online catch-up after a long weekend and preparing whatever’s in mind, I’m left ‘in limbo,’  BUT I believe the Lord dropped the above title into mind – even whilst being distracted by not having all I want as typing in the conservatory.
  • Thank and praise You again for Your leading Lord…I’d never thought of publishing this word this way because guest posts usually display the author’s name in the title. BUT I’ve been reminded of what the Lord’s been teaching us with examples on the principle of the three-fold elements in heavenly and earthly manifestations. That is, as an aspect of His will being done here as it is in heaven in order to manifest His Kingdom in earth.

Relevant Previous Posts: Continue reading

The Great Rethink: back to basics, Bible prophecy – Neil Mackereth – 3,600th post!

We’re blessed to receive news this week from Neil Mackereth, author of SIGNS and a regular contributor:

“Dear Richard, I mentioned recently that I felt called to revitalise the huge significance of biblical prophecy, especially as a tool for evangelism. You were kind enough to refer me to some of your earlier material on the subject. Herewith my thoughts!”

THE  GREAT  RETHINK

INTRODUCTION

As some of you will know, I think Biblical prophecy is incredible, mind-blowing and “undersold”! Fulfilled prophecy is confirmation of the absolute authenticity of the Bible; it proves that God is omniscient, omnipotent, infallible, knows the end from the beginning, and has always known all the machinations that will happen in between.

Much of society has consigned the Bible, and church-going, to the mundane, commonplace and dreary: and that is our fault. We Christians urgently need a new approach that catches the imagination of those in desperate need. Troubles are intensifying; people are searching, there has never been a better opportunity.

I feel called to highlight and emphasise the astounding, miraculous and supernatural nature of Biblical prophecy. Prophecy is dispersed (dotted about) throughout the Bible and, therefore, usually not read in a linear and related fashion. For me, listing prophecies in one place brings joy and peace to my heart and mind: it confirms that God is in control.

As ever, I will endeavour to keep what follows as simple as possible. But first …

BACK TO BASICS

The Bible, at its opening, quickly moves from creation to satan’s success in instigating the fall of man. Then follows God’s sovereign selection of Abram (Abraham) and his descendants, to be His chosen people (Israel). Thereafter, we see the story of their triumphs, failures, trials and tribulations; and God’s endeavours to guide them through His elected prophets, culminating in the first advent of Jesus Christ.  The New Testament describes Jesus’ life and role as Redeemer King, His death, resurrection and ascension to heaven.  At the close of the Bible, Jesus returns and satan and His followers are overthrown.

The Book of Revelation is the essential finale of the story: God emphasises its huge importance, giving blessings to readers and hearers (Rev 1:3); He makes clear its prophetic nature, and warns of dire consequences for anyone who changes the text (Rev 20:18-19). No other book in the Bible carries such blessings and warnings.

Revelation is difficult to understand but the truth is, many prophecies are unfathomable until their fulfillment [try reading Isaiah 53 (written circa 750 BC) as if you had no knowledge of Jesus’ life and crucifixion]. In considering Revelation, we need to overcome centuries of “Greek World View” interpretations and analyses that seek to apply logic and to deny or ignore any supernatural implications. God cannot be explained by some logical or common-sense process. We can learn a huge amount by a systematic approach to Bible study, but the mystery remains and there comes a point where only faith, and God-given spiritual discernment, can help us.

I will look at the predictions in Revelation at a later date. In the meantime, here are some examples of prophecies that have been, or are in the process of being, fulfilled:

RELATING TO JESUS’ FIRST ADVENT

Prophecy Old Testament (delivered) New Testament (fulfilled)
Born of a virgin Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:22-23
Born in Bethlehem Micah 5:2 Luke 2:4-6
Called out of Egypt Hosea 11:1 Matthew 2:14-15
Taught in parables Psalms 78:1-2 Matthew 13:34-35
Healed the sick Isaiah 29:18-19, 35:4-6, 61:1 Matthew 11:2-6
Entered Jerusalem on a donkey Zechariah 9:9 John 12:12-15
Flogged and abused Isaiah 50:5-6 Mark 14:53-15:20
Hands and feet pierced Psalms 22:16 Mark 15: 20-26
Clothes divided Psalms 22:18 Matthew 27:35
Killed and buried Isaiah 53:8-9 Mark 15:33-47
Rose on the third day Hosea 6:2 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

 RECENTLY FULFILLED (or ongoing)

  • Egyptian will turn against Egyptian (Isaiah 19:2) (“Arab Spring”)
  • Damascus will be in ruins (Isaiah 17:1)
  • Gaza will writhe in agony (Zecharia 9:5)
  • False teachers and prophets will lead people astray (2 Peter 2:1-2)
  • Earthquakes, famines, plague and pestilences will intensify (Luke 21:11)
  • Travel and knowledge will increase greatly (Daniel 12:4)
  • People will prefer fantasy to reality, myth to Christian truths (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
  • There will be wars and rumours of wars (Matthew 24:6)
  • The Gospel will be preached to all nations – (Matthew 24:14) (How will we know?)
  • Things will be as they were in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:36-37)
  • People will be proud, unforgiving, lovers of self, lovers of money and pleasure (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
  • In any communication on end time prophecies the message, and the messenger, will be mocked and ridiculed (2 Peter 3:3-4)
  • Jerusalem will be perceived as a problem by the whole world (Zecharia 12:2-3).
  • Christians will be persecuted and martyred (Matthew 24:9)
  • Many will turn away from the Christian faith (Matthew 24:10)

SPECIFIC TO ISRAEL

  • Because of disobedience, people of Israel were dispersed (Deut 28:64-66)
  • The Jews will return to their biblical homeland (fulfilled in 1948), for example:
  1. God will bring back His exiled people (Amos 9:14-15) (Jer 16:14-15)
  2. The scattered flock will be gathered in (Ezek 34:13, Jer 31:10)
  3. A nation born in a day (labour pains to follow!) (Isaiah 66:7-8)
  4. Forces of hugely superior strength will be defeated (Lev 26:3,7-8)
  5. The formerly desolate land will become fertile and fruitful (Zech 7:14)
  6. These things happen for the sake of God’s Holy Name (Ezek 36:19-24)

Each of the prophecies referred to above could be the basis for a long discourse, and there are many more that could be added.

REVITALISED EVANGELISM

I believe that the next stage of evangelising will involve demonstrating to a sceptical world that fulfilled prophecy confirms the authenticity of the Bible and underlines God’s infallibility and love. He has given us all the information we need!

Jesus gave us pointers for the circumstances that will prevail when He returns, but makes it clear that the specific time of his coming cannot be known. We are well along the time-line of prophetic events. Those signs that await fulfillment could happen very quickly. Reading the Bible, watching what is happening, particularly in Israel and Jerusalem, and seeking to understand the spiritual significance of unusual signs and symbols in the world around us, are all key elements in our being ready for the return of Jesus.

Now is the time for a new approach, a Great Rethink:

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” (Isaiah 6:8)

I am convinced that there is at least one expert marketing strategist out there who is envisioned by the Word of God, empowered by the Holy Spirit and who is ready to step into his or her anointing.

1st Sunday of Advent is time to recall Jesus Christ will return much sooner than we think!

First Sunday in Advent

Sunday 28th November, not only marks the start of Advent but also is personally nostalgic because of the life-changing dream that brought a totally unexpected and radical encounter with Jesus Christ.

FIRST & SECOND ADVENTS

Note Wikipedia’s entry on Advent because I’m especially surprised its emphasis is not upon Jesus’ birth, BUT UPON HIS RETURN, viz.:

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Why I’m on the lookout – will you join me?

[First published 23rd November 2011]

Why? Why am I on watch, acting as a lookout?

In short: I was told to watch – plus a spectacular event made it personal. Yet why do that? To answer this, and other questions, take a quick trip with me back in time.

Like scrolling on electronic devices brings different images into our own virtual or cyber realm, now use your mind’s eye to imagine yourself getting into a ‘time machine’. Are you sitting down? Then let’s go for a ‘spin’… Continue reading

Triple validation of Jesus’ night-time visitation and my rescue

‘…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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Insights into the Rapture and Jesus’ Return

Maxine David in Nova Scotia writes in response to Chris G Bennett’s sharing Johnny Enlow’s “I heard Goliath go THUD. Babylon is fallen!” on 3rd June (emphases mine):

‘I had a vision or visitation through the night last night here in Nova Scotia. I had watched a Youtube video of a brother in Christ who was somewhere in the USA I assume, in a mountainous area, who said God took him into the future in the Spirit, to see what it would be like where he was, after the rapture. Said the one world government was put in place and people had to leave their homes and tough it out out in the wilderness because the one world gov’t was set up and they only way they could keep their homes, bank accounts and so on was to take the mark.

‘It really threw me as I had been hearing things from the Lord about those who remain standing firm in Christ, reigning with Him in His Kingdom – the complete opposite. So the Lord woke up me in the middle of the night and began a series of revelation and visions to show me the difference. I understand it to be the difference between what He’s doing in USA versus Canada. Two different things, keeping them separate in order for each to stand in the gap for one another. After hours of walking through it with Him, it came back to what He’s doing with Trump on the ground. LOL.

‘First, I saw in the Spirit the round circle symbol used on British military planes since 1915. In my mind I understand it to also symbolize the rock group ‘the Who’, as they also used it for their tours and albums. Canadians are big ‘Who’ fans and I saw them a couple of times in Toronto. So it all congeals in my mind as a combination of Battle for Britain (I come from the same hometown as the man put in charge of aircraft production for the Battle of Britain – Max Aitken); and some very memorable Who songs that now bear great relevance to me: “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “Talking ‘Bout My Generation”, for example.

‘The lyrics to “Won’t Get Fooled Again” are often going through my mind, and I feel it’s God’s way of keeping me alert, speaking to me through things I’ve experienced: “I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution; Take a bow for the new revolution; Smile and grin at the change all around; Pick up my guitar and play; Just like yesterday; Then I’ll get on my knees and pray; We don’t get fooled again.” It’s a powerful way to reach the younger generations with this kind of ministry.

‘Anyway, that’s just one thing the Lord showed me as a Kingdom-hearted Canadian. From the Canadian perspective the spiritual battle is ‘in the air’ and related to the New Jerusalem’s intercession for USA / Israel on the ground. (LOL, I just heard in the Spirit “It’s a GATED community!”)

Then I heard the Lord call me to drive to New Glasgow today, to meet Him ‘in the air’. New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, is the location where the Scottish first landed in Canada. When I even thought about going there, I saw an open heaven and the Lord Himself riding on a horse. I heard in the Spirit “Behold He comes, riding on the clouds, shining like the sun at the TRUMPET call. Lift your voice, it’s the year of Jubilee, and out of Zion’s hill, salvation comes.”  I heard the word ‘Captain” as in “Captain of the angel armies” and the word ‘TRUMPET’ in the air showed me an open heaven with a TRUMP on the ground, ready to do battle on earth as He is in heaven.

Then the Lord started to sing to ME “Holy Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty, early in the morning my song shall rise to thee..” 

I felt it coming from my own heart, as if greeting the Lord ‘in the air’. Constantly feeling like the victory for Canada begins with the UK and manifests in joining the battle on the ground in USA.

So I’m going to drive to New Glasgow today and see what happens next. Hallelujah for the Lord our God, the Almighty reigns.

I ask, “From this do you sense the Rapture will happen after the major harvest of souls and revival arising from the Glory of the Lord becoming widespread? Maxine replies:

As it relates to the Rapture, as I think I wrote before, I believe I’ve been hearing from the Lord that the timeline is pushed back to take in another generation for a billion-fold harvest. All this stuff I’m seeing today comes to me as ALL being part of the rapture as it’s happening ‘in the air’ in a way that heaven comes to earth and meets me in the air. It feels like it’s part of being a Kingdom son for whom all of creation awaits, and it’s all about redemption of whatever can be redeemed in the fullness of His Kingdom. I didn’t get a sense of going UP anywhere, but instead see open visions of heaven while I’m on the ground.

‘Reading of these brothers and sisters is very exciting.’

Therefore I added:

’Also I’d remind you of what I shared last year about the word Paul Keith Davis gave me 12-15 yrs ago. In walking up an aisle at Bath City Church to give a word to someone at the back, he went past me sitting immediately alongside that aisle but suddenly whilst l walking he looked me directly in the eye and said, “Await His Return!”

’Someone I know – and of our age – confided a similar insight as applying for himself. AND a lady I know in her early 90’s believes she too will still be alive for the Rapture!!

’SOoo if those ‘words’ are true then we haven’t too long to go!’

PS. I informed Maxine about publication and she says,

“I was talking about this just yesterday to some people in my home. His Presence is unmistakable. It leaves a believer like Daniel, totally shaken to the core, feeling like I’ve died but I’m still breathing. Yet the holiness is ‘to die for’ anyway.

WOW what timing! I ‘d started drafting this 10 days ago but unable to action ’til now!

RB FOOTNOTE:

Upon re-reading to edit, I’m strongly struck in my spirit by Maxine’s hearing descriptive reference to “Captain of the angel armies”. That’s exactly the understanding I had upon seeing the heavenly battle on the night of my personal life-changing visitation over the night of 13-14 Sept 1989.

ARE WE READY? (GPS #61.1) – Neil Mackereth

In view of my personal re-focus and a debate arising from last Thursday’s post, this by my End-times friend posted 8th April is now a featured item:

ARE WE READY?

I have been trying to grasp something that has been hovering on the edge of my consciousness for a while. Last week I had a dream where I urgently needed to fly home (from Germany, I think). I had not booked a flight, I had not arranged for transport to the airport, I had not shaved, I didn’t have a razor, I didn’t even have a washbasin, I had not packed; and so it went on. Each element of the dream identified another level of unpreparedness. Continue reading

1st Sunday of Advent reminds us Jesus Christ is soon to return!

First Sunday in Advent

Yesterday, Sunday 29th November, not only marks the beginning of Advent but also is personally nostalgic because of the life-changing dream 31 years ago that brought a totally unexpected and radical encounter with Jesus Christ.

FIRST & SECOND ADVENTS

Note Wikipedia’s entry on Advent because I’m especially surprised its emphasis is not upon Jesus’ birth, BUT UPON HIS RETURN, viz.: 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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‘God-incidence’ of 11 and 21st (3×7) anniversary of solar eclipse – “Look up for your redemption draws nigh!”

Not bothering to note today’s date, my intended online priority after the days morning tasks was to respond to a reference to number 11’s meaning by Jonathan Hill in his weekend email. BUT after opening my in-tray, what then dropped in from Ben Kay in Plymouth ‘God-incidentally’ highlights ’11’!! “ACE, absolutely brill Ben”, I immediately respond in my seeking his permission to copy; and so he puts it into perspective

“Glad that this email has hit the mark. It was interesting how it came about as I had no intention to write all these things until late last night when I sensed the Lord reminding me about the eclipse and prompting me to write an encouragement. It took a few hours but managed to get it sent out this morning thankfully. I meant to be writing… but sensed this interruption to my plans last night were from the Lord so decided to go with the flow…!”

Let’s ‘get in the flow’ of what the Lord’s indicating through Ben, as told under this title from Luke 21:28 (NB 7×3:7×4):

“LOOK UP…FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NIGH!”

Good Morning,

Normally I simply send out dates and information about prayer meetings (such as the next PRAY UK meeting on 22nd August!)

However, this is a simple encouragement to keep pressing on when you may be feeling the pressure of life… to keep on looking up when you might be feeling down…and a reminder that we are held in the palm of the One who holds the whole world in His hands.

‘…I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me…Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.’ (Philippians 3 vs 12-14)

Last night, I remembered that today is a special anniversary for those in Devon and Cornwall who, 21 years ago today, witnessed the magnificent spectacle of the 1999 solar eclipse.

Indeed, you may have seen the special marker that was placed near Plymouth Hoe (by the cannons on Madeira Road) to remind us of this special moment. It is in the shape of a cross on the pavement.

‘X’ marks the spot where at the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of August 1999, the sun was turned to darkness and the moon turned a blood red colour above Plymouth and the surrounding region, and there followed 2 minutes of eerie darkness in the middle of the day, before the light of the sun broke through once again.

As I look back on this day with a sense of awe, I’m reminded of who it is that not only created the earth, the moon and the sun but actually brought them into alignment and scheduled this special moment at the beginning of time. For no solar eclipse randomly happens but each one was timetabled from the moment of creation.

‘And God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years…”‘ (Genesis 1:14 KJV emphasis mine)

By all accounts (eg. Wikipedia’s Solar Eclipse of 11th August, 1999), this was a special eclipse. This was ‘one of the most-viewed solar eclipses in the whole of human history’ and the first that could be viewed from the UK since 1927.

As illustrated therein, the total eclipse started in the Atlantic (not far from where the Mayflower’s Pilgrims first settled), speeding across the ocean at around 2000km/h before making landfall, crossing both Devon and Cornwall. Interestingly, the eclipse then went from here to have an impact on the rest of Europe as well as parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia…2 billion people in all!

There are many prophetic words that have been spoken about the region over the years indicating that God is about to do something special. Given that an eclipse can also be defined as an ‘over-shadowing’, perhaps God’s Spirit is brooding and getting ready to bring forth ‘fullness of life’ in this region as expressed in John 10:10’s  “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”.

Furthermore, perhaps the precise time and direction of the eclipse over Plymouth and the region indicates that an end-time revival of great magnitude is coming that will have an impact on multitudes throughout the nations.

But if life is tough right now, perhaps we just need to hang in there. In the natural, there is much pressure on a baby in the birthing canal just before it is born.

‘We are pressed on every side by troubles, but not crushed and broken. We are perplexed because we don’t know why things happen as they do, but we don’t give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going.’ (2 Corinthians 4 vs 8-9 TLB)

God is in control, even though we may feel everything is out of control.

‘and we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose’. (Romans 8 v 28)

Not all things are good…but in all things, we trust God is working things out for our good and birthing His purposes and plans in our lives.

When we’re in the thick of it, sometimes it is hard to see the bigger picture.

Perhaps this recent prophetic word from Veronika West entitled, ‘It’s Time, Destiny’s Clock is Ticking‘, will serve as an encouragement to ‘look up’ at this time and keep ‘watching and praying’…

Here’s an excerpt from this relatively short word:

‘So stay watching and praying in these days, as the Winnowing Winds of My Spirit now blow upon the threshing floor of the Nations. Listen and pay close attention! Tick, tock, tick, tock…the sound of destiny’s clock can be heard in the realm of the Spirit. Do you hear it? Are you ready? Are you aligned and rightly positioned? Are you walking in time with My Spirit?

Beloved…See! For this is a kairos time…an appointed time in the earth…a time of divine Shifting, Sifting, Scattering and Separation has surely begun…for the Nations at a divine tipping point are now being Shifted…the wheat and the tares are now being Sifted…Yes!…and the demons of hell are now being Scattered and the goats and sheep Nations are now being Separated…Watch! As the Winnowing Winds of My Spirit now blow forth upon the Harvest fields of the Nations…Beloved, Get ready!!

This follows on from a recent dream Veronika West had in June 2020 (Hourglass of End-time Harvest).

Veronika explains, “This dream came with such an urgency of the times and the need to begin to cry out for the nations of the earth who are in the valley of decision. I believe this dream speaks to the 11th hour. A kairos time in the earth. An appointed time of the End-time Harvest!”

The details of the dream and Veronika’s interpretation take a little longer to read than the above prophetic word…but it is well worth reading and reflecting upon.

The dream concludes with the following words:

“Watch and Pray! For but a little while longer the Golden Revolving Door of The Ages and of Eternal Destiny stands open before the nations. As the days of My Grace and Mercy are poured out upon the nations, watch! For the time is here, for the 11th Hour Harvesters will herald the birthing of a new great awakening on the earth!”

Veronika’s dream reminds me of an encounter I had with God after attending a prayer meeting at Plymouth Christian Centre back in 2012. I was left with a clear sense that we’re living in the closing age of time before Jesus returns for His bride.

Read more about this ’11th hour’ encounter HERE in Why ’12am CRY’? and listen-read-watch RT Kendall explain more about ‘What is the Midnight Cry?’.

Anyhow, this has now turned out to be a much longer email than originally envisaged, so I’ll finish here with a couple of verses encouraging us to rouse to the reality of the time we are living in…

‘Besides this you know what [a critical] hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah). The night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works and deeds of darkness and put on the [full] armour of light. (Romans 13 vs 11-12 AMPC)

Every blessing,

Ben Kay

RB Footnotes:
  1. I wrote Ben, “Not only does your Luke 21:28 header tie in with scripture relating to the night Jesus visited me (and thus the First Sunday of Advent, celebrating His Return – as illus. below), but also and in depth, today’s date of 11th ties in with the details of an email I want to reply to later after returning home.”
  2. Jonathan Hill, author of Unlocking the Biblical Watch of Messiah’s Return, remarks in his recent email upon the Biblical meanings numbers ‘11’ and ‘12’: ‘The number ‘12’ represents the governmental perfection of Israel in the Millennium (12 tribes of Israel etc.). Number ‘11’ precedes ‘12’ and speaks of ‘anticipation’ of Millennium. As part of the Biblical Watch, ‘11’s appearing in global events/signs before the upcoming Millennium may, therefore, be part of this anticipation and signify events which closely precede the Millennium. The 11th hour warning of Armistice Day 1918 (11th hour of 11th day of 11th month) is one such sign’.’
  3. In referring to ’11’ and ’12’ Jonathan has ‘God-incidentally’ connected into Ben’s message on today’s date of 11th as 21st anniversary of the solar equinox at Plymouth – as well as into his calling at 11th hour on 7.9.2012 (see 12am Cry). (Also, 21 = 7 x 3.)
  4. And just as intriguing: I find yesterday’s total number of views on this website is two twelves, ie 1,212. MOREOVER, ‘two twelve’ was the number of my childhood home where that Visitation in 1989 was located!

CONCLUSION: THE LORD IS GETTING OUR ATTENTION – HAS HE GOT YOURS?

PS: Two ‘GPS’ confirmations were immediately received, as recounted here.

End-Times Briefing 10 cont’d: key signs and prophecies

We continue Annex A to Simplicity and examine some items in earlier Briefings:

KEY END-TIME (or SECOND ADVENT) SIGNS and PROPHECIES

An awareness of End-Time signs will help us to see if any world events, as they unfold in the weeks, months and years ahead, can honestly be described as fulfilling Biblical prophecy. Analysis of world events in relation to prophecy requires care and integrity, both to ensure genuine spiritual significance, and to avoid “false news”, conspiracy theories and the pronouncements of false prophets. It will be exceedingly hard to convince a sceptical world that prophecy is being fulfilled!

Some prophecies in the Bible seem particularly significant, in light of current world events, especially in the Middle-East. The following prophecies are worth bearing in mind, especially by those who are intentional about marrying historic prophecies with contemporary occurrences. They are, in short, signs of the End-Times: Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 6: pastor’s ‘Sign in the Sun’ vision warns of coming global cataclysm!

Those following these Briefings will appreciate the direct relevance of Sign #27 to this video and transcript, for which I’m grateful for Carolyn Stewart’s very helpful expertise and schedule.

On Wednesday 27th May pastor Christopher Wickland posted this alarm or warning on what’s soon to hit the world. (To date, his November 2019 prophecy of a great humbling then spiritual revival of Britain is accurate.) As with all prophecies, please seek the Lord in weighing this vision.

In NKJV, Christopher’s Luke reference is headed ‘The Coming of the Son of Man’:

“Welcome to another thought for the day. Today I have quite a serious message and one which probably many Christians will find a little bit hard to stomach. I will start with this piece of scripture, then I will get straight into it. Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 1: the ‘Who?’ and ‘Why?’ of Watching

In view of current events it’s time to reconsider the End-times foretold in the Holy Bible with a series of brief overviews, followed by others’ recent insights.

First, we revisit the mini-series published in February 2018 and lodged in the main menu for reference purposes. It was preceded by a couple of re-blogs referring to one of eight possible eschatological scenarios – a pre-Tribulation Rapture – and, together with a theological blog’s discussion, I was prompted to expand upon one of this blog’s earliest entries – ‘Why Watch?’

Now, let’s consider the ‘Who, Why, When and What’ of our watching:

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 totally unexpected and very 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 impelled in February 2009 I began emailing friends and church leaders on current events and prophecy with 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 (Jesus coming “like a thief in the night”) 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 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 is implicit in Jesus’ admonition: “I say to ALL…

So, watching for Him is and always has been THE ‘inclusive’ activity – and one with divine warrant!

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, I 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, so click 2 below…

End-Time Briefings:
  1. The ‘Who?’ and ‘Why?’ of Watching
  2. The ‘When?’ of Watching > NOW!
  3. The ‘What?’ of Watching > Signs!
  4. Theologically “Watch” means…
  5. Expert’s Excitement – Few Know This…
  6. Pastor’s ‘Sign in the Sun’ Vision Warns of Coming Global Cataclysm
  7. New Ager Sees First Pieces of God’s ‘Jigsaw
  8. Daniel and ‘The Wonderful Number’ Jesus Christ