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

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

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

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

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

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

Sarah-Jane writes: 

‘I AM MOVING! FOLLOW ME’

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

“I am moving”

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

“Follow me!”

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

“I AM MOVING!”

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

ANGELS OF DIRECTION:

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

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

I heard the Lord say this:

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

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

IT’S TIME TO MOVE!’

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

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

OUR RESPONSE:

We say yes Lord to Your call.

We say we will move!

We will count the cost and follow You Jesus.

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

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

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An era is ending

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

Esther's Petition

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

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

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

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The Lord’s ‘Final Call’: It’s Time! – Thomas Harrry

There’s a ‘God-incidence’ to tell of what happened half-an-hour before last Friday’s scheduled publication of Can You Bear What Jesus Is Telling This Generation?, as delivered by Thomas Harry.  Those details, however, must wait because a far more important one was to be issued almost 12 hours later. The Bank Holiday weekend and personal matters delayed my attending to his email sent 19:43 Friday. Thomas writes:

“It is very rarely the Lord gives me two words in quick succession, but I received an even more urgent word in the past week. It is the most serious and heavy word God has ever given me.

“It is regarding the “Final Call” to Destiny for believers. I have never felt the emotion of God so powerfully as I did when He spoke it is the Final Call to Destiny. Indeed I had to hold back tears as I knew believers were about to miss their destiny if they did not respond correctly in this window.

“So I know you just shared the word today, but I had to send this also, as the title and word suggests timing is critical. I believe it is vital for believers and trust you will know when is best to share it.”

Thomas writes in Urgent: The “Final Call” – It’s Time! (published at Z3 News):

‘…When the Lord revealed that He is releasing a “Final Call” to believers it shook me to the core. I felt a sadness, heaviness and seriousness I have never felt accompany any word from the Lord. Therefore, it is with a sober mind and heavy heart that I share this word. “Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plough to start God’s work and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God” – Luke 9:62. If we have ever made a commitment to the call of God – it is time to honour that commitment, without looking in the rear view mirror any longer. The hard to believe reality is that the window of grace to truly choose His will for our lives is closing. This will come as a shock to believers, so it is important to clarify from the start that this is not talking about salvation…’ 

In this extensive message and teaching, the second sub-head reminds me of a recent instance of a comment made on one of my guest-blogs about Christians taking notice of conspiracy theories. However, in my opinion, being aware of issues and sorting out fact from fiction in the Kingdom’s cause of righteous and justice is a clear responsibility of all church leaders and disciples. Jesus told us to “occupy” and use our God-given talents wisely and multiply them, rather than bury them (and our heads) in the sand. 

Here are the topics Thomas covers in his latest (click to read in full), as published the day I was preparing that preceding one for this blog:

NO MORE GAMES – DISCERNING THE TIMES & SEASONS

DOES IT MATTER IF I MISS MY CALLING? – PARABLE OF THE TALENTS

JONAH RUNS FROM GOD’S CALL – NO MORE RESCUE TEAMS

RICH YOUNG RULER – CALL OF GOD WAS TOO BIG A SACRIFICE

NO TIME FOR GOD’S CALL – THEY ALL BEGAN MAKING EXCUSES

CHILDREN OF ISRAEL MISSED THEIR FINAL CALL

KING SAUL – LOST CALL OF GOD & SALVATION

GRACE FOR OUR CALLING – DECLINE OUTSIDE OF GOD’S WILL

ESTHER – RESPONDED TO HER “FINAL CALL”

JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST – REWARDS FOR OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S CALL

MAKE YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE – IN THE SECRET PLACE

Can you bear what Jesus is telling us?? – Thomas Harry

Continuing On the Mysteries of the Kingdom per Matthew 13 – and with GPS #47.4 -A Directive: Urgent Word for the Global Church in mind – a fortnight ago as I write, Thomas Harry emails:

“Hi Richard…We truly live in a pivotal moment where it feels like the dam is about to burst! The Lord has begun to release downloads of truth and revelation that this generation is barely ready for.

“The Lord gave me a word to help prepare believers for the level of truth and revelation He is releasing. Just published today so would be great if you can make people aware as I believe it will prevent people walking away from the Lord in this New Era.”

But the item got lost and then found! I acknowledge and indicate my intentions of blogging personal introductory encouragement and Thomas replies, 

“Truly Richard, the scrolls of revelation have begun to be opened and I am speechless at what the Lord is revealing, it is exciting but frightening at same time as I don’t know how most believers will be able to receive it. Thanks again for sharing it as truly believers must prepare themselves for what is coming.”

So here’s his opening section…

URGENT: CAN YOU BEAR WHAT JESUS IS TELLING THIS GENERATION?

John 16:12 “There is so much more I want to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.”

‘Jesus has begun to tell this generation things that most believers simply cannot bear. It is vital to remember Jesus said this to His 12 disciples, who had walked with Him, seen His miracles and the impossible. Yet there were some truths that were so deep and unimaginable that even they could not handle it. They walked by sight, not faith and saw Jesus face to face. They saw Him walk on water, multiply food, raise the dead and yet there were truths He could not reveal to them as they could not handle it.

‘So where does that leave this generation, if even the disciples could not bear some things? Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Jesus is going to reveal it anyway, but only to those who are hungry and have open hearts. This is a biblical principle seen in Matthew 13:11 “Jesus replied, Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of Heaven has been given to you, but not to them.”  If you do not want to be one of “them” then please open your heart and read on. The Lord has released some keys to help us avoid being one of “them.”

‘I urge all believers to patiently read this and cry out to God for an open heart. Many that do not open their hearts are going to walk away from Jesus in the years ahead. Believers need to open their hearts to God’s ways and truth, instead of long-held beliefs, that we will soon find are not in the scripture at all. I will present several scriptures that will turn our thinking upside down, simply by rightly dividing the Word of truth, by interpreting scripture by using scripture. This is to give believers a sample of where God is taking this generation. Jesus is asking some hard questions to this generation and presenting hard truths that most are not ready for, this word will help people prepare….’

Read Thomas’ teaching by clicking above image and continuing from this sub-heading:

BOOK OF DANIEL – END-TIME KNOWLEDGE RELEASED

Then continue through subsequent sub-headers…

BREAKING OUT OF LIMITED MINDSETS & UNDERSTANDING

GREAT FALLING AWAY – AT THE TRUTH, NOT ERROR

BEWARE – EVEN THE DEVIL CAN QUOTE SCRIPTURE

JESUS IS ASKING QUESTIONS WE HAVE NO ANSWER TO

RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH – SEEING CLEARLY

CONTRADICTION PRINCIPLE – INVITATION TO GOD’S SECRETS

MOUNT TRANSFIGURATION – JESUS PRACTISED NECROMANCY?

PETER PRINCIPLE – LORD, IF IT IS YOU

ARE YOU READY TO RECEIVE HIS SECRETS OR TO STAY OUTSIDE?

Thomas Harry is the Senior Leader of Falkirk Full Gospel Church in Scotland, UK. FFGC is an Apostolic Hub with a heart to equip the saints for the works of the Kingdom and the church has a strong calling towards community transformation. Thomas has been born again for over 20 years and has a heart to see believers rise into destiny and see nations discipled.

In previous years Thomas had roles in Pastoral, Teaching and Evangelism in various churches before leading FFGC. He is a kingdom connector and believes in the importance of working in unity to see the Kingdom of God advanced in the earth. Thomas shares more Kingdom-focused teachings at Falkirk Full Gospel Church website.

Another insight into global satanic strategy: are masks a trial-run? – part 2

Another response to testing my ‘insight’ comes from Neil Mackereth, whose writings I’ve featured on this blog. Notably, he adds this PS to his reply: “I am having difficulty with formatting on this email, which has happened in the past, but only when I “go where angels fear to tread”.

Neil attaches this briefing to a follow-on email of 25th July: 

‘Dear Richard, Very interesting and you certainly got me thinking! Here are my notes – I can see real relevance in the maRk and maSk insight you have had and will continue pondering on the significance!

THE MARK OF ‘IMMUNITY’ – or is it ‘ALLEGIANCE’? 

‘As a result of an insight Richard Barker had from the Lord about the one (adjacent) letter change between maRk and maSk I started thinking about links between marks and masks. There are positive “marks” as well as negative “marks”:

Positive:

‘Ezekiel 9:4 “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.”

‘Revelation 7:3-4 ““Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.”

‘Revelation 9:4 “They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.”

Negative:

‘Revelation 13:16-18 “It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.[e] That number is 666.”

MASKS AND BEING AWARE

‘Thinking about being aware of the underlying significance behind receiving a mark, or the meaning being masked (hidden) to the recipient, put me in mind of Freemasonry and the initiation ceremony, where the candidate is masked. The French for mask is ‘masque’, from which we get masquerade. Pretence and deception, as expressed by Paul in 2:13-15For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”

‘Revelation 13:14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honour of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.

‘I believe the mark mentioned at Revelation 13:16 is a sign of allegiance to the Anti-Christ but, as in Freemasonry, its true meaning may be masked. I also believe that the allegiance (which may be unwittingly given) is expressed by a symbolic mark relating to a disfigurement.

‘Revelation 13:3 “One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed.”

‘Zechariah 11:16-17 “For I am going to raise up a shepherd over the land who will not care for the lost, or seek the young, or heal the injured, or feed the healthy, but will eat the meat of the choice sheep, tearing off their hooves.

“Woe to the worthless shepherd,
    who deserts the flock!
May the sword strike his arm and his right eye!
    May his arm be completely withered,
    his right eye totally blinded!”

HOW MIGHT WE BE HOODWINKED?

‘There will be a vaccine and, for seemingly very sensible reasons, people will be encouraged to have an identifying mark (like a tattoo) to show their immunity.

‘In the early stages of “normalisation”, retail outlets (shops, pubs, restaurants etc.) will be able to relax social distancing and mask restrictions, for those who can show that they have been vaccinated (i.e. have the mark of immunity). It will be very difficult to have different rules for the relatively few people (the unreasonable ones) who have declined to have the vaccination, and/or the identifying mark.

‘By a series of ostensibly very reasonable steps, it will become well-nigh impossible for the “unreasonable ones” to shop, travel on any form of public transport (planes, buses, boats and trains), use the NHS, and so on.

‘If being vaccinated is conditional on having some sort of mark, great care will be needed in assessing the appropriateness, in light of God’s guidance on the subject (Revelation 13).

CONCLUSION

‘I am convinced that Richard Barker’s insight aligns with the growing wealth of End-Times information and indicators that the Lord is graciously providing. We must do our utmost to encourage awareness of the significance of the events in relation to Biblical End-Times prophecy.’

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3rd Reviewer

Another respected author responds, “I’m taken with the imagery you have presented of masks as they relate to the forehead in conjunction with the requirement for cashless payment in these times. This is strikingly symbolic of the future harsh reality of the mark of the beast in the Tribulation and is another symbol (like the pestilence of Covid) which is a sign in the ‘beginning of sorrows’ of Matthew 24:7 which point towards a future time in the Tribulation when the anti-type of these signs will be much worse. (eg. a mask and a contactless credit card is nothing like as bad as the future ‘mark of the beast’)”

He can follow the symbolism in the piece and wisely advises me to find a firmer anchor in scripture. In my available time and with the theological principle of 1st mention in scripture in mind I consulted Strongs’ Concordance. First mention of ‘mark’ is at Gen 4:17 where the Lord puts a mark on Cain to protect him from revenge attack. It wasn’t easy to find ‘mask’ in Strong’s as it uses the King James Bible, but ‘covering’ appears in Gen 8:13 where Noah removes the covering over the ark after the rains have ceased.

Then along came Neil’s thoughts, and another reviewer kindly drew my attention to an in-depth analysis by someone familiar with Hebrew, and which is republished here.

It’s Time, Destiny’s Clock is ticking – Veronika West

This latest from the Lord through Veronika is another great encouragement about the ripening of the ‘wheat and tares’ (Matt 13) AND confirms the main thrust of my posts on satan’s strategy and its attempt to destroy the holy harvest.

IT’S TIME…DESTINY’S CLOCK IS TICKING..!

I hear the spirit say,

“Beloved why do you fear and fret about the future?…Why is your heart so heavy?…Why are you so troubled by the turmoil and despair that threatens to overtake the Nations?…My Beloved, have I not said, that darkness will increase in these days…and that the hearts of many will wax cold?…Yes!! for surely these things must and will take place in order that My Word be fulfilled…But listen! For I tell you the truth…that though the works of the wicked will certainly increase in the days ahead….Know this!!!….The light of my Glory shall arise upon the nations and the darkness of the devourer will be extinguished and the powers and principalities of the prince of the air will be pushed back…and like a mighty battering ram the gavel of My Righteousness and Justice shall come down to smash to pieces the false idols and demonic strongholds of the enemy that have been established in the nations…,Who can stop what I have decreed and who can stand against what I predetermined and predestined before the foundations of the earth?…

“Beloved..do you hear it??…it’s the sound of the ticking of a clock…tick, tock, tick, tock…Look!! for the hordes of hell are being tormented by the sound of Destiny’s Clock…for they know their end and they know that the time is short…

“Beloved!! Come up higher…Open your eyes and See!…For the demons of deception, perversion, infirmity and death have been unleashed upon the earth…and their eyes are firmly fixed upon the harvest fields…and their assignment is to steal, kill and destroy…,But Fear not!!! For a Righteous and Radiant Remnant clothed in the light of My Glory is now rising in the midst of the mayhem and satanic madness…

“Watch! For now an Army of Radical Reformers will Arise and Advance across the Nations…See! for they have been made into threshing sledges, new and sharp, with many teeth…and they will thresh the mountains and crush them…and they will reduce the hills to chaff…and they will take My Kingdom by force…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 Destinies’ 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 kiaros 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!! For it’s a time of Supernatural Acceleration and Kingdom Advancement in the Nations of the earth”...says the Spirit of the Living God.

Important 2 years ago; MORE SO NOW! – Chris G Bennett

This morning Chris republished on Facebook a highly suitable follow-on to my recent End-Times Briefings and personal appeal to all Christians to “Wake up!”:

SIGNS OF THE TIMES – July 2018!!!   EVEN CLOSER NOW !!!!

There’s some things going down at the moment that we should ALL note and pray about. SIGNS OF THE TIMES have never been so obvious. Never before in such plain sight.

Earthquakes, fires, drought and flood, evil being called good, and good being persecuted as evil. The list goes on and we haven’t even started on wars, rumours of wars, swamp draining, and political shenanigans.

I really have only one message today – WAKE UP !!!

WAKE UP CHURCH

WAKE UP PEOPLE OF GOD

WAKE UP CHRISTIANS

The SIGNS OF THE TIMES say that the LORD IS COMING SOON. Hear the words of the Lord for today.

“IT IS TIME FOR JOY!! I AM COMING SOON!, says the Lord.

“IT IS TIME FOR ALL MY PEOPLE TO PREPARE. PERSECUTION MAY COME – BE JOYFUL. WARS, FLOODS, FIRES, AND EARTHQUAKES MAY COME – BE JOYFUL BECAUSE THE TIME OF MY COMING IS SOON. I HAVE PLANTED SEEDS FOR THIS SEASON. SEEDS OF REJOICING, SEEDS OF COMPASSION, SEEDS OF LOVE. BUT MOST OF ALL I HAVE PLANTED SEEDS OF HUNGER – SEEDS THAT WILL BURST INTO LIFE AS SOON AS THEY ARE WATERED BY MY PRESENCE.”

“BE PREPARED!”, says the Lord, “FOR I COME WITH JOYFUL CELEBRATION. DANCING AND SINGING SHALL BE A SIGN FOR YOU. THEN SHALL COME MIRACLES, HEALING, AND RELEASE. ALL THIS SHALL BE FOLLOWED BY THE SOUND OF WEEPING, JOYFUL WEEPING IN MY PRESENCE, AS MY GLORY FALLS ON YOUR MEETINGS – IN CHURCH AND ON THE STREETS!” says the Lord.

“I AM COMING SOON!” says the Lord God Almighty

CGB 2020

In one accord, you will hear the release of a heavenly chord! — CTNTP

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I’m grateful to CTNTP for posting another prophetic word with solid teaching on this topic. (My readers may recall the sound of holy blessing brought medically verified accelerated healing.)

We are excited to have become aware of this prophetic word, which was published on July 3rd on the Elijah List web site, which resonates with the vision we had, reflected by our web page we created two years ago – Releasing a Sound – click here to view Here is the word, introduced by […]

Continue reading at In One Accord, You Will Hear the Release of a Heavenly Chord! — Call The Nation To Prayer

End-Times Briefing 14: Book of Revelation’s importance – 10 key points

In his third annexure to Simplicity, Neil Mackereth asks and points out:

WHY IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION SO IMPORTANT?
10 KEY POINTS

1. It is the Culmination of The Bible Story. The denouement.
Could you imagine the Bible ending with the one-chapter book of Jude?

2. It Shows Jesus in His glory – As King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
So awesome that even His close friend John fell on his face as if dead when he saw Jesus. We know Jesus as prophet, teacher, priest, healer and so on – but here we see Him in all His glory.

3. It Provides Knowledge: to Defeat Misinformation. A challenge to false prophets and false doctrine.

4. It Provides Knowledge: to Help us Understand World Events. Revelation shows that God foreknew, He is in control, and His plan will not be thwarted.
Current events: Israel, 1948 and following; moves towards a new world order – a world economic system and a world governmental system.

5. It Provides Knowledge: to help us be pathfinder guides and watchmen for Israel.

6. It is a Basis for Evangelism.
It is my contention that the incredible significance and glorious wonder of so much fulfilled prophecy in the Bible, is so “undersold” that it indicates the church has been duped into veiling parts of the Word of God Any other prophetic book that was so absolutely accurate over so many events over such a long period of time, would be hailed and revered in awe and wonder by the secular world.

7. An antidote to complacency.
We now know enough to not be caught unawares.

8. Future Focus: it prepares us for what lies ahead.
Revelation tells us more about our eternal home and condition, rather than our current temporary state – more about the significance and urgency of the choice we, and all people, need to make.

9. Worship.
A book full of worship, and how to worship – 11 major songs that have inspired a multitude of hymns and choral works, songs etc.

10. Because God tells us it is Special!
It is the only book in the Bible that blesses the reader and the hearer (Rev 1:3) John wrote it as he saw it and heard it, which may account for its unusual style – he was continually being reminded to write down what he saw and heard, and then told not to change it! – Reveleation 22:18-19.

Neil Mackereth 21 May 2020

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

Simplicity of the Gospel and in Evangelism and in End-Times – Neil Mackereth

I’m grateful to my good friend Neil Mackereth for this paper. I’ve known him since his stimulating summer-time evening courses several years ago in Winchester Vineyard Church. The appendices to this will follow in my series of End-Times Briefings.

SIMPLICITY

Jesus said: “But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” John 12:32 NIV (other versions say “I, if I be lifted up ……..”)

And: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 18:3 NIV

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Cor 11:3 KJV

Introduction

The Lord has been laying on my heart the need for simplicity. I have felt a growing urgency for clarity and, in particular, the avoidance of theological obfuscation with words such as ‘theological obfuscation’!

First, I am convinced that we stand on the threshold of an unprecedented outpouring of the Spirit. The associated revival will tax our mental and physical resources – we should be preparing now. Our Gospel message to enquiring non-believers needs to be simple and unmistakable.

Secondly, I feel called to express in plain English the End-Times timeline and why we need to re-engage with those parts of the Bible that Satan has sought to sideline. I see the two stages as closely linked: a mighty revival followed by a rapid advancement of God’s End-Time plan.

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