Back to Biblical Basics: The Day of the Lord

Thank you to Nicolas Barrett of All Along The Watchtower for kindly permitting me to publish his sermon notes for 30th June:

THE DAY OF THE LORD

Primary readings:
  • Joel 2:28-32
  • Revelation 6:12-17

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5th ‘jigsaw piece’: last week’s Glory Feast in He(a)rts

Continuing from he previous post’s ‘jigsaw pieces’ and trusting you’ve noted them:

5th Piece: GLORY FEAST 23-26 June 2019

The ‘spiritual fallout’ since 2nd May, when I sat in as merely an ‘observer’ – so I thought, to the first video team-conference for convening One Voice 8 Feb 2020: The Prophetic Voice, has been waiting and watching for confirmations that the ‘atomic glory-bomb’ I saw in 1992 was not only a true, rather than false, vision but also significant for today.

In having had an immediate confirmation and further elucidation from Veronika West as she listened to my brief account, I sensed the Lord may bring it into manifestation much sooner than next year. So, when I received notice exactly one month later of the event announced below, and that it immediately preceded the 27th anniversary of that vision of the Lord’s glory exploding in Britain, I then saw how His ‘cookie could crumble’ – that is, discerned a possible picture emerging as pieces of His ‘invisible jigsaw’ fall into place – and indeed they did:

Click image for details of April 2020 Glory Feast

Conference convener Robin Jegede-Brimson, about whose prophetic alliance in South-east England I cover here, has today posted on his Facebook news of what happened, plus several videos, at this Glory Feast in High Leigh, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire:

‘THE SWORD OF THE LORD IS BEING PLACED IN THE HANDS OF HIS WARRIOR BRIDE IN THIS SEASON, HIS BELOVED DAUGHTERS ARE NOW RECEIVING A FRESH OUTPOURING OF HIS ANOINTING AND HIS AUTHORITY TO WAR IN A NEW WAY, FOR A NEW DAY IN DAWNING UPON THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH!

‘THE GLORY OF THE LORD WAS SO HEAVY UPON ME AS THE SWORD FOR THE NATION WAS PLACED IN MY HAND I NEEDED TWO WOMEN TO HOLD ME UP; I BELIEVE THIS IS A POWERFUL PROPHETIC PICTURE OF WHAT GOD IS “NOW RELEASING” TO HIS BELOVED WARRIOR DAUGHTERS IN THIS HOUR, BY FAITH AS YOU CONNECT TO THIS POST RECEIVE, RECEIVE, RECEIVE WHAT THE LORD IS RELEASING, TAKE HOLD OF THE SWORD OF THE LORD AND BEGIN TO ADVANCE AND TAKE GROUND.

‘I hear the Spirit say, “MY BELOVED WARRIOR DAUGHTERS THE BATTLE IS RAGING BUT THE VICTORY IS ASSURED, ITS TIME TO ADVANCE, OCCUPY AND ESTABLISH MY KINGDOM PURPOSES UPON THE EARTH, FOR THE TIME OF BIRTHING HAS NOW COME”...! (Veronika West)

Continue to next posts for 6th and 7th ‘jigsaw pieces’.

Leisa Ebere: Urgent prophetic word for churches and government of the UK

At the top of this morning’s deep email in-tray is this from Leisa Ebere:

“Dear Richard, The Lord has a lot to say in regards to what is happening within His Body in this hour; and upon the Earth, and is speaking to me daily about His Will. In fact, He gave me this vision and message last night and I felt a great urgency to get this out to God’s People:”

SONS OF ISSACHAR PROPHECY

given to Leisa Ebere on 26 June 2019

I saw many thousands of Lambs being driven to the slaughterhouse; but then the Lord Jesus appeared with a staff and said:

“Wait, I will not allow the defiling of My Sheep any longer, and I am now closing down the abattoirs. For career shepherds with wrong motives and rigid hearts shall no longer be allowed a voice and no longer shall they be allowed to drive My Sheep to scorched and forsaken places. For I am raising up Lions to guard My Sheep, who shall extend sharpened claws and protest with roaring, thunderous voices born of My Spirit, and I say to you, that a changing world shall be the inevitable result.

“Watch My People rise,” saith the Lord, “for even offices of government shall feel the brightness of My Rising and a new man shall be placed in Leadership in the UK, an unexpected man,” says the Lord, “for I shall have My Way.

“Listen, can you hear the hands of time turning?” says the Lord, ‘I declare to you that time shall no longer race ahead without My intervention. For I shall put together the broken pieces of the alabaster jar and anoint My People to be as Sons of Issachar, proclaiming My Will and Glory in the days ahead,” says the Lord of Hosts.

Leisa Ebere, 26th June 2019
Torchlighter International Ministry

Leisa Ebere: Signposts of Revival Prophecy

In her email of Saturday Leisa writes, “Please find a further Prophetic Word the Lord has given me on 12 June 2019 to encourage His people. Revival is so near and we must fervently and expectantly pray in this next great wave of His Spirit. Hallelujah!”

SIGNPOSTS OF REVIVAL PROPHECY

“The goodwill of harbingers is at hand. And so seven announcements shall be coming forth and released in a series of presences of My Spirit. For clearly signposts of revival shall appear in habitable spaces born of My Spirit and I shall release them upon My People to confirm My Will,” says the Lord:

1 – An authority to smite the enemy. 

2 – A song of deliverance to envelope the United Kingdom.

3 – Radiant & Overshadowing Miracles across several nations.

4 – A Spatial Awakening of the Body of Christ. This space inhabited by My Remnant shall be occupied, says the Lord of Hosts.

5 – Breezes shall turn into High Winds as conviction and weeping causes massive salvation numbers across many nations.

6 – A son of the Royal House of Windsor shall preach the gospel.

7 – A sanctification of many in the political arena across the UK, France and the USA shall come to pass.

“The extremities of man are shackled,” says the Lord, “as a spirit of deception keeps them tied to worldly injustices. Rise up My people and recognise My stamp of authority upon your lives. I have not called you to be ineffective, shy and retiring; but mighty through Me. Let the equipping begin as My Spirit goes forth,” says the Lord of Hosts.

Leisa Ebere, 15th June 2019
Torchlighter International Ministry

For more delivered by Leisa Ebere tap/click here. The first prophetic word Leisa brought to my attention is God’s Mandate for the Prophetic Profiling of our Nation. This was followed directly by UK Nationwide Circuit Prophecies; the first of which for 2018 promises the Lord will give prophets “the ability to see clearly My numbers” – and Fulfilled Prophecy #38 refers!

Lana Vasa: a word from the Lord for prophets in their private battles

I trust many readers will be as encouraged to read this mighty prophetic word as am I (click title to access original on Lana’s website):

A WORD FOR PROPHETS THAT HAVE BEEN IN A FEROCIOUS, PRIVATE BATTLE!!
by Lana Vawser Ministries

The Lord spoke to me that many prophets have been in a private battle especially recently. Many prophets have been “fighting for their lives” and for their “mantle” behind closed doors of late. These private battles have left many feeling beaten down and broken. The Lord spoke to me that this word is not a corporate word for every prophet in the body of Christ, this is a word for those prophets who have been in a ferocious battle lately.

The Lord showed me that there has been a spirit of python that has been coming against many prophets to suck the life out of you, to suffocate you, to break you, to silence you and to completely take you out and hinder you from moving into what the Lord has destined for you that is just up ahead.

The Lord showed me that there have been this intense battles and opposition of the enemy against many of you to take you out, but also the hand of the Lord is moulding you and shaping you, preparing you for what you are about to release. See the Lord has been depositing things within you in the most broken place that you do not even realise He has been doing and He is about to decree a divine RESET. Continue reading

Sanctuary: our status and stature in God

Today’s devotional reading in Sanctuary: Moments in His Presence by David Strutt, eloquently brings back to life a special revelatory moment in my early years as a believer; after the events told in my testimony.

I was left in awe upon meeting ‘Abba’ at an evening meeting of worship and prayer for healing held by a charismatic, inter-denominational group in the mid-Thames valley region.

I’d had the strong visual and emotional impression of having been lifted up, put upon Father’s knee and seeing His grinning in delight at me.

So in connection with my testimony and that event, David writes for today about one of the greatest changes that God brings to believers: that of ‘Sonship’ and, thus, being heirs with Christ – plus linkage between His Spirit and ours.

Also, we are no longer orphans but legally and spiritually adopted into His family. Each of us may need a complete change in understanding the fullness of Who Father Is. Do read David’s thoughts on this important matter of our true identity:

Get ready for a world-wide shifting, turning and radical transformation

Posted this afternoon at Ignite Ireland Ministry:

ARE YOU READY FOR THE RIVERS OF HIS GLORY, OR HAVE YOU BECOME AS THE STIFF-NECKED..?!

Early hours of this morning I was just beginning to wake up when I clearly heard the Spirit of God speak to me saying,

“DAUGHTER TELL MY PEOPLE, MY RIGHTEOUS REMNANT, THAT A GREAT REVEALING HAS NOW BEGUN, FOR MANY NATIONS HAVE BEEN IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION.., WATCH AND PRAY FOR THERE IS A SHIFTING, TURNING AND A RADICAL SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION THAT IS NOW BEGINNING TO TAKE PLACE IN THE EARTH, FOR MANY NATIONS ARE NOW ON A DIVINE COLLISION COURSE WITH THE POWER OF MY GLORY AND JUDGEMENT, SEE! FOR NOW IS THE SEASON OF SUPERNATURAL REALIGNMENT AND A RE-POSITIONING OF THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH, WHO CAN STOP IT??? FOR I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, THE RIVERS OF MY GLORY ARE UNSTOPPABLE AND UNCONTAINABLE, HE WHO DARES TO HINDER THE WORK OF MY SPIRIT SHALL BE UTTERLY DESTROYED, BELOVED ARE YOU READY? HAVE YOU MADE ROOM FOR MY RIVER OR ARE YOU ONE THAT HAS BECOME AS THE STIFF-NECKED?”, says God.

Veronika West, 8th May 2019

A vision of eagles and God’s multi-coloured crown of light

This from Lisa Tierney on 9th April, as published by UK Prophetic Words, immediately caught my attention because it relates directly to my first encounter with prophecy in mid-90’s, as first told in Why I’m Writing.

Eagle-eyed by John Mark Long: courtesy http://www.propheticartists.com

A Word for the UK – HIS MULTI-COLOURED CROWN

The LORD showed me the Darkness and Blindness which presently cover the land. But He then showed me eagles, flying in formation, and soaring together above whirlwinds and storms. This speaks of the prophets and intercessors, working closely together, and He said, “I am their Protector!”

Then he showed His multi-coloured CROWN, and He said that the jewels within it are His people. The many colours in His crown also spoke of His Seven-fold Spirit, operating in the CHURCH – the Spirit of Wisdom, Council, Might, FEAR OF THE LORD, SPIRIT OF THE LORD, Understanding, and Knowledge.

Father says: “MY LIGHT SHINES THE WAY BELOVED! It dispels the Darkness, which flees before it!

Next, He showed me His royal SCEPTRE, His symbol of the authority and power, which His Kingdom brings within it. This has, in His kindness and mercy, been placed on our land. And I saw GUARDS, which looked like Royal Guards with weapons, patrolling our land. These are His Armed Guards, which He has placed over our land, in the spirit realm, to secure and protect us.

And I heard, “GOLD FRANKINCENSE AND MYRRH.”

Father says: “The same gifts that were brought to honour My Son, I now bestow upon your land:

GOLD signifies Wealth and My Divine Kingship, a precious metal.
FRANKINCENSE signifies our prayer offering; it’s the most pure-white incense, rising to Him.
MYRRH signifies anointing and sacrifice; it calls to die to our flesh, our own agendas and plans.”

Thank you Father, for your precious gifts to us!

Father says: “Your armour of light must be fixed for the battle ahead!” (At this point, I saw our LORD Jesus as a Lion, standing on a high peak, and looking over the whole land. I also saw the Saints, who were marching in formation; in battle array.)

And the LORD said, “When my Saints walk forward as one, they push back the demonic hordes.” I saw the Lord’s footprints on the land. He invites us to walk in them, following Him as the people in the wilderness once did, when they followed the pillar of cloud and fire. However, if we do not follow Him in unity, then our enemy jeers and laughs, just as Goliath once did. And I also saw Pillars, which speak of our firm foundations. Father says: “These firm foundations are yours when you walk in My truth; a truthfulness both with Me and with one other. But watch out! For the Spirit of Delilah comes to steal your anointing and your Inheritance. It will charm you into giving as it needs to advance.”

(At this point I saw darkness, and the Lord showed me that this was like the blindness that overtook Samson, because he succumbed to Delilah’s allure.)

Father continued: “Tell my people that Delilah strikes hearts when they are not looking at the right things; when they seek to quieten their unease with material comforts and pleasure, rather than pressing deeper into Me and My Kingdom; their only true peace.

“Go back and warn them!

“My beloved ones, you must be ready willing to lay everything aside. Now is the time to CRUSH the HEADS OF PRIDE in your soul and your mind; you are able to do this. My Son gave his own life, so that you might have freedom within you. Lean on Me, and do not rest on your own understanding, which is so easily contaminated with this world’s wisdom. This is of great importance at this critical time in your history!

“ARE YOU WILLING to forgive and to go on forgiving? At times this can be very costly, even unfair, but this is how My Kingdom advances.”

A song:
“El Shaddai, your Redeemer is He,
A price laid down at Calvary.
Weapons of destruction- I’ll hold them back!
Listen to my heartbeat! No turning back!
Open your eyes wide, and see all around,
On where you stand is Holy Ground.
Waiting in Response from the King- El Shaddai.
Almighty Prince of Peace, The Lord Most High.”

Father showed me the letter Pey. The word “PEY” means “mouth, word, opening, or extremity. It is, therefore, symbolic both of the WORD and of REPENTANCE, which is done with the MOUTH.

This TWOFOLD meaning of Pey, firstly speaks of the effect of speech and written words, including the Word of God. Secondly, it speaks of the connection between REPENTANCE/SALVATION and the MOUTH. Both involve spoken words.

Therefore, Father is saying that we must be watchful at this time, concerning the words which we Speak. Our words must be WORDS of LIFE! And they will be words of life, when they are woven with repentance and the written Word. This will bring forth our UNITY, as one Body, and the hordes of hell will be pushed back! Most importantly, Father says that he will hold back the Weapons of Destruction that the Enemy wants to use against us.

1 Cor 10:

For our weapons of Warfare are NOT CARNAL BUT MIGHTY IN GOD FOR THE PULLING DOWN OF STRONGHOLDS. CASTING DOWN OF VAIN IMAGINATIONS AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTS ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM OF GOD PULLING EVERY THOUGHT INTO THE CAPTIVITY OF THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST

Prayer: LORD, may this scripture be our prayer to you. Help us to understand and to apply these great weapons that you have provided for your people, that Pride and Delilah might be destroyed from our midst.

We decree: “LORD, Let your Light SHINE! Father, let your seven-fold Spirit REST upon your Church! Release Heavenly encounters, and turn the hand of the wicked, and the hand of the oppressor back to you, LORD!”

Prayer: Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, THY KINGDOM COME THY WILL BE DONE on EARTH, as is it in Heaven Give us this day our daily Bread Forgive us our Trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the wicked one. FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM THE POWER AND THE GLORY FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN IN YOUR NAME, LORD JESUS, AMEN

Leviticus 26:13 I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright. (together) as ONE!

Zechariah 9:16 On that day the Lord their God will save them, as the flock of his people; for like the jewels of a crown they shall shine on his land.

Footnote: Lisa Tierney’s painting published with her kind permission.

A prophetic word on the coming ‘bowls of the fury of God’

Now that Facebook can at last connect this blog’s Fb page with my previously unused personal profile, I’ve been pinning a few of its posts and hubs to its ‘wall’ or timeline by way of an intro’ to my writing upon Biblical and contemporary Christian prophecy.

Doing that reminded me of the difference between ancient and modern prophecy, which after due weighing and testing, provides a means of hearing from God before we arrive at the End-times foretold in scripture. Therefore, I mused upon when and how those two modes of hearing Him will converge in the run-up to the Millennium, when Jesus Christ returns bodily to reign and rule on earth. 

AND “Lo and Behold!” within a couple of days I get an email on that subject, as in preparing for things to come, which reads as follows: Continue reading

GPS #32: words and visions on the significance of Notre Dame’s conflagration – and Jerusalem’s!!

A personal thank you to Angus MacKillop for alerting readers of Ignite Ireland Ministries to Newsweek’s report that whilst flames were engulfing Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, there was also a fire in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque – it cannot be mere coincidence or a ‘God-incidence’, as we’ll learn from the prophetic word of yesterday shown below.

Tom O’Conner writes in yesterday afternoon’s Newsweek, ‘Fire broke out at the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem just as flames ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

‘Footage showing smoke and fire emerging from the roof of a structure known as the Marwani Prayer Room, or Solomon’s Stables, could be seen on social media. The Palestine News Agency, the official outlet of the Palestinian National Authority, cited a guard as saying Monday that “the fire broke out in the guard’s room outside the roof of the Marwani Prayer Room, and the fire brigade of the Islamic Waqf handled the matter successfully…Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, director general of the Jerusalem Waqf and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs Department, told Jordan’s Al-Mamlaka TV that the fire broke out in the courtyard and preliminary information suggested that it may have been caused by children tampering in the area.’

Let’s not forget that intriguing ‘coincidence’ of an unusual lightning strike in Mecca on the 14th anniversary of the attack upon New York’s Twin Towers (see Paws-4-Thought: Kingdom-related Events Since Lightning Strike on Mecca’s Grand Mosque).

THREE PROPHETIC WORDS ON NOTRE DAME FIRE

That the above buried news of the Al-Aqsa compound fire is not only synchronous but also is part of what God is doing worldwide, will become clear upon reading the first of two words received in this morning’s email, namely:

1. FIRE IN PARIS PROPHECY 

The Lord would say, “The fire of the Paris Cathedral is a signpost of My Spirit and is the beginning of the tearing down of the high places of religion across the nations of the Earth. For surely I am doing a new thing in the midst of you and My Spirit shall burn down the old entrapments and raise up the new places that I have decreed.”  For the Lord says, as is written in Jeremiah 23:29 ‘Is not My Word like fire and like a hammer that breaks a rock into pieces?’

“Watch and Listen for I am causing both heavenly and earthly signs to identify the changes I am making to re-frame the earth so that My righteousness and glory are at the forefront,” says the Lord of Hosts. “Be vigilant Watchman and make My Signs known to My People,”says the Lord.

Leisa Ebere, 15th April 2019

2. “NOTRE DAME IS ON FIRE…! PRAYING FOR PARIS FRANCE…!!

While watching the FLAMES RISE OVER NOTRE DAME the Holy Spirit quickened to me this powerful word I gave for France last year…!

A WORD FOR THE NATION OF FRANCE; “WATCH! FOR THE FIERY PHOENIX IS RISING, RISING, RISING FROM THE ASHES TO NEW LIFE AND NEW BEGINNINGS”

This afternoon while sitting talking with the Lord in my garden suddenly I saw the Nation of France and as I looked at the Nation I saw a FIERY PHOENIX RISING UP FROM THE ASHES, as I looked again at the Nation the Word of the Lord was quickened to me saying, “Then I thought, ‘I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days like the phoenix’. On hearing these words I immediately inquired of the Holy Spirit and I heard Him say,

“DAUGHTER, I HAVE HEARD THE CRIES OF MY PEOPLE AS THEY HAVE WEPT FOR MERCY, MERCY, MERCY OVER THIS NATION, FOR SURELY IT HAS LOOKED LIKE THEY WOULD DIE IN THEIR NEST, BUT WATCH! FOR A MIGHTY WHIRLWIND OF MY SPIRIT NOW BRINGS FORTH RESURRECTION POWER TO THAT WHICH LIES BENEATH THE ASH HEAP, WATCH! FOR THE NATION OF FRANCE SHALL BE LIKE THE FIERY PHOENIX RISING, RISING, RISING FROM THE ASHES OF DESTRUCTION AND DEATH TO THE BEAUTY OF NEW LIFE AND NEW BEGINNINGS. WATCH! AS MY SPIRIT NOW MOVES ACROSS THIS LAND TO RESURRECT AND RESTORE, TO REFORM AND REVIVE, WATCH! AS MY GOVERNING HAND MOVES MIGHTILY IN THE DAYS AHEAD TO MULTIPLY HER DAYS LIKE THAT OF MY SERVANT JOB,” says the Spirit of God.

I DECLARE AND DECREE; THAT THE NATION OF FRANCE SHALL RISE, RISE, RISE LIKE A FIERY PHOENIX FROM THE ASH HEAP OF DESTRUCTION AND DEATH TO THE BEAUTY OF NEW LIFE AND NEW BEGINNINGS.

Note; PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THE NATION OF FRANCE IN THIS HOUR. (click to read vision to Pray for France Arising dated 3rd May 2017)

SEE A SECOND WORD GOD GAVE ME JUST A FEW DAYS LATER; (Click to read France! France! France! Pray for France! dated 7th May 2017)

Note; Job, notwithstanding his present despair of it, was favoured and satisfied with, (Psalms 91:16 ) ( Job 42:16 Job 42:17 Job 29:18) . Some versions render it, “as the phoenix”, a bird of that name, spoken of by many writers as a very long lived one; some say it lived five hundred years, others five hundred forty, others six hundred sixty…!

Veronika West, 15th April 2019

3. BRITISH ISLES/UK and EUROPE: IT’S TIME TO REAP WHAT YOU’VE SOWN

Roger Jervois in South Africa kindly forwarded copy of yesterday’s conversation he had with a sister in UK who moves in the prophetic. They note a specific reference to ‘Fire of God’ in an American’s prophetic word, the title of which I’d noticed a few days ago but for different reasons.

It is published in Elijah List as British Isles/UK and Europe: It’s Time to Reap What You Have Sown, the pertinent part of which reads (emphasis mine)

‘We make room for the Holy Spirit in our local church gatherings. It’s impossible to see culture shift without a local church that maintains an open atmosphere to the supernatural movement of the Spirit. I prophesy, Europe and UK – may the fire of God burn strong in your churches! I even see some of the ancient landmarks of faith, the cathedrals and beautiful sanctuaries of old, coming alive again with the fire of God.’

Larry Sparks, Dallas, Texas, 12th April 2019

Footnotes:

Revisiting the vision of ripping the rotten fabric of our society

Last Monday’s two blogs on GPS #31 began by saying that overnight and throughout Monday I’d been contemplating the relevance of the open vision I had of the British Isles back in 2004 to our nations’ current chaotic situation, and began to blog about it. However, upon seeing what Veronika West and then, Yvonne Coombs, had just posted and that both relate to that vision but take it up another level, I realised their material should take precedence. So I republished those prophecies.

In August 2011, about the time I was being ‘nudged’ to start blogging, I emailed friends in connection with current news headlines: ‘World In Crisis: Markets Dive, Mobs burn London’; `Rule of the mob – Markets dive as panic spreads’ with links to renowned Bible teacher Lance Lambert’s prophecies of 2010 (far more serious phase of judgement commences, and follow-ups herehere and here on events), as well as an encouraging insight through Revd Dr Sharon Stone on reports of ‘the imminent collapse of society’!

I asked my recipients to consider those events’ relevance to the vision I had seven years earlier, which I recounted as follows:

‘Personally, I’m encouraged that this word (through Revd Dr Stone) confirms the gist of an open vision coming right at the start of the first worship session at a conference in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in October 2004.

‘About eight feet right in front of me I ‘saw’ a large map of Britain surrounded by the sea, as though painted on rotten sacking – like disposed, old coal sacks I`d see in my childhood. I had the strong impression of the Lord saying Britain is just like them; moreover that the fabric of our society is so rotten it could so easily tear apart. 

‘This ‘map’ then began to rip apart in the middle downward, from about the line of Hadrian’s Wall down the Pennine chain into the Midlands, and I sensed the Lord say, “I’m going to put the backbone back in Britain”. (I recalled the Pennines are known as the Spine of England.)

‘Then out of the tear emerged a very long rock, which I understood as meaning the Lord would restore our strong, spiritual backbone when we stand upon Him, The Rock.’

[Much later I noted, ‘Could the Lord be allowing increased persecutions here for the purpose of putting the spine back into Christians and making us stand up strongly?’… And Parliament has since been, and continues to be, thoroughly shaken and ripped open – do it to the media and elsewhere, Lord…Did you know that mounted, body-armoured police in Manchester interrogated a street preacher just because he was inviting people to an Easter service? Next, a hate-crimes unit visited him at home!!!]

‘It wasn’t so much the unexpected and unbidden nature of the event that startled me. It was because I thought I heard the Lord say that He would rip the nation apart as easily as an old sack because it’s rotten!! That troubled me greatly for I considered such to be contrary to His loving nature. 

‘But NT scriptures do speak of judgement and He gives many repeated warnings of such impending action (eg. as given this month through Lance Lambert). Yet, we must plead His remembrance of mercy and of Jesus’ sacrifice, through which comes the fullness of true blessing. All rather a profound mystery. Also, let’s not forget that the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD (Isaiah 11.2) were aspects of the Holy Spirit prophesied for the descendant of King David’s father Jesse: Jesus Christ.’

For the purposes of accountability and weighing I submitted the vision to the presiding pastor and his guest speaker, and later to our own church leader, but they blanked out!  Yet upon attending a prophecy school the next year at Bath where one of the courses was led by Dr Sharon Stone, I submitted it to her. Immediately, she agreed its validity and got her ‘masterclass’ interceding upon it!

When, in the mid-1990s, I first heard church leaders referring to prophecies it was said they’re to be held in a ‘pending tray’ because many years pass before they usually, if at all, come to fulfillment. With the ‘acceleration’ over the past decade, however, they have begun to manifest a lot more rapidly.

To summarise briefly, the state of our nation hasn’t improved but drastically deteriorated; that is, the fabric of our society has become increasingly rotten and too many politicians led the way in opening wide the doors for demonic infiltration, control and destruction by their willful rebellion against the Living Lord God and His Holy Word.

Since that vision we’ve witnessed the rapid erosion of Biblical standards of personal and public probity; mental, behavioural and spiritual perversion of right and wrong; the disintegration of freedom to believe, think, speak and act in a civilised manner and with every courtesy due our fellows, even in what were once the acme of all advanced societies – the universities.

For example, I knew a newly graduated historian whose mind is tightly shut against empirical evidence offered by older, more knowledgeable people on Brexit. He allowed one gentle rebuke on his blog, but not my brief corrections even though he subscribed here. (As I won’t tolerate bigotry I removed him.)

Just this week, my friend and ‘mature student’ Michael tells me his “being sandwiched between two major universities and attending a church full of university students has opened my eyes to quite how vicious anti-Christian prejudice has become both in university and in the media!”

And there’s the utterly reprehensible MP who’s completely lost his marbles by denouncing leading Brexiteers as ‘neo-Nazis’!  An appalling aberration, which shows how the spiritually oppressed lack intellectual acuity and credibility.

Yet far worse are those whom Jesus said it would be better for them to lose their lives than allow them to endanger and harm little children. I refer to officials who insist parents have no right to exclude their children from school classes on transsexuality.

Nevertheless, my open vision promises that, although society will severely split apart, the Rock of our Salvation will reappear during that self-destructive period.

What’s more, according to these extracts from last week’s prophetic visions the next phase will be that of our nation becoming a ‘gold signet ring’ on the Hand of God – as here:

(GPS #31.1 Veronika West) ‘I had a powerful dream 3 nights ago where I saw the the Nation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland being drawn up by the hand of God and as He took hold of the Nation it became as a GOLD RING, as I looked at the GOLD RING suddenly I saw the finger of God come forth from the heavens and the Gold Ring which was the Nation was put on His finger and I heard these words,

WATCH! FOR I SHALL TAKE YOU, THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, AND I SHALL MAKE YOU LIKE A SIGNET RING UPON MY FINGER, FOR YOU SHALL BECOME A SIGN AND A WONDER AMONG THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH”…!

(GPS #31.2 Yvonne Coombs) ‘I ask the Lord how it will look if we are in unity of movement and I see a giant gold ring hovering over the Houses of Parliament. I see a blow-torch melting the gold from the ring as it drips over the building.

“IF YOU CALL TO ME, I SHALL SURELY ANSWER YOU, IF YOU GO TO YOUR KNEES IN PRAYER AND CRY OUT TO ME, I SHALL SEAL YOUR UNITED KINGDOM IN GOLD! I SHALL SET MY STANDARD OVER YOU AND I SHALL GIVE OVER THE GOLD OF THE EGYPTIANS TO YOU AND I SHALL CALL YOU MY FAIR LAND, MY OASIS AND MY ACHIEVEMENT OVER YOU SHALL BE SEEN FROM THE NORTH, TO THE SOUTH, TO THE EAST AND TO THE WEST.”

I felt to paint this image and I saw a sword thrusting into the river Thames.
We have THE SWORD TO DECLARE AND PRAY. IT SHALL BEGIN A REVIVAL OF FIRE LIKE NO OTHER KNOWN BEFORE BUT, EVERY CHILD OF FAITH NEEDS TO USE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN.

I believe the gold ring is a wedding band, a covenant promise, so let us say “I DO!”
(Psalm 63)

10 years ago: ‘time-bomb’ in my Bible blew up in my face!

Wanting to verify Peter’s grousing about John’s grasp of Jesus’ parable ‘the wheat and tares’, I grabbed my Bible to look at the Gospel of Matthew…BUT IT BLEW UP IN MY FACE! – metaphorically, that is.

I’d opened it many times before without that ever happening. Had someone sneaked into the house overnight, cut and scooped out the inside of my thick tome and put a pressure-sensitive stick of spiritual dynamite inside?? Or, had some clever being, the Holy Spirit even, already known when I’d be checking on a topic that’s churning around within my mind – a specific simile on the Kingdom of God – and arranged for me to be zapped at that precise instant?

This time upon opening it, however, a supernatural flash exploded within my mind. It didn’t go >>BANG<<  but EXCITEMENT EXPLODED within my spirit as I heard,

“THIS  IS  ALL  ABOUT  TO  BE  FULFILLED!”

That unforgettable, formative event had its origin in 2008’s controversial ‘outpouring’ led by Todd Bentley at Lakeland, Florida. We’d known of him from a few years earlier and had attended an inspiring conference in Dudley where he’d taught in depth on the Holy Spirit as he energetically motored through the Bible for over 10 hours daily!  However, in 2008 he allowed personal sin to overtake him and thus stumbled from grace; but ‘good Samaritan’ Rick Joyner came alongside to direct and assist in his restoration. A part of the problem was Todd’s failure to be accountable, despite the efforts of his Canadian church’s leadership.

At that time Peter Horrobin, director of Ellel Ministries, was staunchly opposed to what was happening and the ‘lassez-faire’ (my term) attitude of N. American churches’  top leaders. John Arnott of Toronto was of the opinion the Lord would deal with it, as may be inferred from the parable of the wheat and tares – but Peter firmly disagreed with such a flimsy handle on an important part of pastoral and spiritual oversight.

On top of that controversy I’d been noticing since the attack eight years earlier on the twin towers in New York a few things happening that were biblically related. So, after my inner explosion I began taking those things more seriously and realised the need for more Christians to become aware of the prophetical implications of scripture.

Therefore on 28th February 2009, 10 years ago today, I emailed friends and the church leaders whom I knew personally, as follows:

THE ENDGAME IS NOW IN PLAY

‘Dear Friends – further to Rev’d Bill Smith’s recent request re Christian Freedom, may I offer some observations upon our times and, in another message, suggest a way forward?

‘Last year, I encountered two conflicting claims about Jesus’ explanation of the parable on the end-time harvest of wheat and tares (Matt13:36). So I went to check scripture but upon opening my Bible a deep excitement exploded within as I heard, “This is ALL about to be fulfilled” – WOW!!

‘Hence, my previous remarks about a sifting of the Church – in preparation for a rapid ‘sHifting’? Jesus urged His disciples to look out for and observe signs of the times. Regarding their questions about His return at the end of this Age, the earliest Gospel account has Jesus stressing 7 times, Watch…be alert…on your guard (Mark 13). Matthew 24 reports Jesus saying 4 times, Watch…and when you see…” followed by the parables of the burglar and of the virgins:> “Don’t be caught napping!” [Is the Church still asleep?] Luke’s account has, “Be always on the watch…” (ch21:36) and chpt 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).

‘Have you studied or read/heard/given any teaching on this topic lately? So, let’s watch closely what’s happening here and globally…’

That two-part email continued by drawing attention to:
  • case of a nurse who was sacked for praying for patient. We took exception to this and wrote to N.Somerset PCT saying so pleased their policy wasn’t in effect when Nina was fighting for her life when no doctor was present to perform tracheotomy! (A nurse who was there only for that night (!) asked her if she could pray for her. She did so in tongues and Nina’s throat immediately opened; she became calm and at peace, as verified on her monitor’s read-out.)
  • tyrannical tool of intolerance: equality and diversity – MI5 director warns of ‘sleepwalking into police state’ – lawlessness within society and authorities…
  • note verses in Revelation, chapters 1-3Rev 21:7 and Luke 12.
  • take a stand per Ephesians 6:10-20, shocking open vision of Britain torn apart!
  • 2009 UK Prophetic Council – prepare to rule and reign – Luke 12 warnings
  • ICEJ meeting Southampton – overcomers, the Lion of Judah and His lions!

THUS, began my calling to write on the relevance of Bible and contemporary prophecy to current events, and the next month’s double-email Not Many People Know referred to the EU’s 666 connection!

This was soon followed by a confirmation whilst attending a school on prophecy on 21st May 2009 at Winchester Vineyard church and led by internationally renowned teacher Isabel Allum.

Isabel was led to prophesy for individuals in the audience. Walking straight up to the two of us, she discerned for me, “An impartation like Daniel had is going to come into you and you will start understanding the ‘riddles’ of the Lord in a different way – the gift of interpretation itself as Daniel and Joseph had is going to come to you and God is going to open up your understanding to hear from heaven.”

As my writing started soon after Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of the USA, many of my emails would cover his involvement in the Middle-East (see Obama’s Cairo SpeechEurope and Two Daniels…).

Therefore, I was encouraged to continue writing a couple or so emails a month until, by mid-2011, I was getting distinct ‘digs in the ribs’ to circulate to a far wider audience. The dream of seeing and realising the Kingdom is being set up in Britain, as told here, made me determined to deliver on those ‘nudges’ by launching this blog with some trepidation on 21st November 2011.

What had, however, had first piqued my curiosity in Bible prophecy and End-times as an anti-Christian was my reading a secular book in mid-1980s about the convergence of Jewish, Christian and Islamic calendars with historical events in the Holy Land and Jerusalem.  ‘Coincidentally’, what was showing on TV of elite units of Iranian and Iraqi armies rehearsing the liberation of Jerusalem (despite their being at war!!) plugged straight into what I noticed whilst I was flicking through The Invisible Hand.

Since starting this blog time I’ve noted the increasing incidence of those ‘Gog-Magog’ events, even an impediment over the blog’s second anniversary to writing about Iran! To read about Bible-related current events see Bible Updates tag (note: not exhaustive).

TODAY’S RELEVANCE OF THE BIBLE

In addition to the increasing prophetical focus this year on the wheat and tares parable, as in the previous post, we’re now, 10 years after my having that revelation, watching the direct relevance of the Bible’s predictions in everybody’s everyday life!  It predicts precisely what happens today when – of all things – people go shopping!

That is, the Holy Bible states in writing that, instead of handing over cash to buy goods, people will be waving their hands, or some indicative marking they’re got in or on their hands!  In other words, contactless payments – the cashless society!

Check it for yourself in the Book of Revelation: ‘no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark of the beast on their right hand’ (Rev 13:17).

However, as the main part of that book after the first three chapters is highly symbolical then we’re not necessarily talking about a specific sign on a person’s hand or forehead. To consider this further you may like to read whether the ‘mark of the beast’ is a spiritual sign, as claimed in RFID, Technology and The Mark. (NB. End-Times Prophecy is 7th Day Adventist website which I’ve yet to check in any depth.)