The Who, Why, When & What of Watching

In referring to the prophecy of our being able “to see clearly” God’s numbers – even for dates, times and monetary denominations – and briefly considering numerical aspects of the Bible, I’m republishing this blog issued in February 2018 because it leads into brand new material on all these matters and their relevance to the Return of Jesus Christ:

Recent (end-Jan 2018) reblogs of other authors’ references to a pre-Tribulation Rapture (one of eight possible eschatological scenarios) and beliefs about that possibly being mistaken – plus a theological blog’s discussion – has prompted me to revisit and expand upon one of this blog’s earliest entries – ‘Why Watch?’  It’s now time to consider who, why, when and what we are watching out for..:

WHO?

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

WHY?

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

“This is ALL about to be fulfilled!”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How can we be sure?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prophecy triplet’s riddle brings specific intercession strategy for GB & NI

‘A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ (Deuteronomy 19:15 – NIV)

I’m grateful to the Lord and the three prophets who brought the following on Sunday 13th October. It is especially valuable in view of today’s Brexit negotiations in which Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) role is critical.:

‘DONKEYS AND COCKROACHES‘
FOR SPECIFIC INTERCESSION STRATEGY FOR THE UK!
Given by; Yvonne CoombsRick Davis and Veronika West..!

Yvonne Coombs – ‘Last night just before falling to sleep I pictured being in a meeting with Boris Johnson and I heard “ A DONKEY DON’T SPIT ON THE PAVEMENT, BUT A COCKROACH LIES THROUGH HIS TEETH!”

‘I took this to brethren this morning and, after the initial 😂 emojis, an important unravelling began. I am adding what Veronica West and Rick Davis brought to the table for this AWESOME RIDDLE of the Holy Spirit.

‘Rick spoke of the donkey reminding him of Balaam’s ass [Numbers 22 – RB]. “God caused Balaam’s ass to rebuke and save Balaam even though Balaam beat the donkey for not going forward because of the angel in the way. The question is; who is the donkey, and who is the cockroach?”

‘I believe this part of the Holy Spirit riddle in that, as spoken before in previous words, we are to ‘listen’ and not move unless God and not man speaks to MOVE!’

Veronica West –
‘I believe that the Donkey and Cockroaches are speaking at multi-levels, prophetically I believe it speaks to two specific types of powers and principalities at work in this hour and YET again I believe it also speaks symbolically at another level. The donkey is symbolic of the DUP, the donkey is stubborn and yet it carries GREAT WEIGHT!! Burden bearer!! The spitting; the DUP WILL NOT SPIT ON THE SIDEWALK THEY WILL NOT COMPROMISE WHAT THEY BELIEVE…! Continue reading

The Great Unifier is ALSO the Great Divider! (part 1) — Real Christianity

There can be no unity without division. All evil must be separated from the good. This is one’s life in a nutshell, to go one way or the other by the time he exits into eternity. . The Lord called them disciples. They were those who would follow […]

continue reading at THE GREAT UNIFIER IS ALSO THE GREAT DIVIDER (Part 1) — Real Christianity

A timely, concise reminder of the essentials of being a true disciple of our Lord Jesus. Thank you RJ

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