Paws-4-thought: “This is My territory, and Mine alone,” says The Lion of Judah

A fortnight ago this morning I was astonished at what was brought from the Lord during a ministry team’s pre-service prayer time – but my surprise stopped me taking note of its content! Therefore, I asked our friend ‘V.J.’ for the details and am grateful for her kind permission to publish this account:

‘During the time of praise, with one or two people bringing gentle thoughts of encouragement, I had an overwhelming sense that, spiritually, we were there to be about the Lord’s business in strength – and there was a real sense of frustration.

‘Then came a picture of a huge lion, which I felt was The Lion of Judah. The first impression was the huge head and tossing mane, with the mouth twisting. The lion then reared up and placed his two front huge paws onto a flat sloping rock. The words I sensed were,

“This is MY territory, and Mine alone. I have equipped you with everything you need to go and accomplish work for my Kingdom. Go out and do it, don’t delay!”

‘I sensed that it was powerful and there was a hint of admonishment involved; there was no sense of meekness about it. The Lord was also saying,

“I Am the Rock upon which you stand.”

‘Since subsequent events have unfolded, I have pondered it further and felt it could relate to those.

‘After the service the minister mentioned the picture to me, saying, “So the picture you had was Jesus saying, ‘Don’t mess with Me/My work’?”. I replied, “Yes, that’s more or less it.”

Footnote: As soon as ‘V.J.’ started describing The Lion of Judah and her impressions, I thought she may have read and been inspired by what I’d published less than two hours earlier; ie, its picture in particular. But not so!

That blog was on the Vision of Violent Spiritual Battle for Britain seen by Veronika West in which she hears, “Daughter of man, fear not, see, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed.”  As the original has no accompanying illustration I’d dug into my library for a suitable image, as shown above. However, ‘V.J.’ was not aware of this until we discussed it this week!! 

Also, note how well this image matches her description of the placement of The Lion’s front paws!!  LOL – truly, a ‘Paws-4-Thought’ moment!

Therefore, what ‘V.J.’ brought is clearly a stand-alone word from the Lord, yet confirms what others are hearing on God’s Global Prophecy Signalling system. Also, it reinforces the scrolling words Nina saw at the start of Trooping The Colour 2016; ‘This is MY country!’

[With gratitude to the unknown creator of this splendid picture.]

Veronika West: urgent prophetic dreams for the hour

An exceptionally important message published Saturday on Veronika’s Facebook on a few passages I’d been mulling over in connection with a ministry issue, and blogging. It also relates to previous posts about the manifestation of wheat and tares parable and sifting of the Church (emphases mine):



10 days ago I had two very powerful and poignant dreams that I want to share with you. I believe that the dreams are prophetically significant for both the Church and for the emerging Prophets for the hour.

I found myself standing in front of what looked like an ancient door, and written upon the mantle of the door was the word “REVELATION”! As I stepped towards the door in the dream suddenly an Angel appeared to me and he spoke to me saying, “Come and I will show you what will begin to take place over the next 3 years, for the Time is NOW”.

Then the Angel took me by the hand and lead me through the door of “Revelation”, now as soon as my foot crossed over the threshold it was as if I was standing in the ‘BOOK OF REVELATION’. Then the Angel spoke again saying, “What do you see”, to which I replied, “I see a tree that is in full bloom, and its leaves are lush and green”, then the Angel answered me saying, “Daughter of Man, it is a fig tree”! Then I looked again and suddenly I saw 7 golden lampstands and 7 bright shining stars. Then the Angel said, “Tell me what do you see?”, to which I replied, “I see 7 golden lampstands and 7 bright shining stars”, suddenly in a moment the dream shifted and I found myself standing in front of a very large, well known Church in the Nation of America. Then I heard the Angel speak again saying, “What do you see”, and I replied, “I see a golden lampstand and a bright shining star”, then suddenly the Angel stepped forward and dropped a plumb-line, then he spoke with a voice of great Authority that made the ground beneath my feet shake and tremble, and he said these words, “WATCH! FOR THE HAND OF THE LORD NOW PUTS FORTH A PLUMBLINE IN THE MIDST OF HIS PEOPLE”! Then suddenly the dream shifted and I found myself standing once again in front of the fig tree and I heard these words echo in the realm of the Spirit, “CURSED ARE THEIR ROOTS FOR THEY HAVE BEEN FOUND BEARING NO FRUITS”! As the words went forth I watched as the fig tree withered and died….!

Immediately the Angel spoke to me saying ”Come!”, and suddenly I found myself standing as I did before in front of another large and well known Church in the United Kingdom. As I stood watching in the dream, again I saw the Angel put forth his hand and drop a plumbline. Then the Angel took me by the hand and he showed me 3 other Churches, first I was shown a large Church in Asia, then I was shown a Church in Europe and lastly I was shown another large and well known Church in the Nation of Australia. Now when I was taken to the Nation of Australia I saw the Angel drop a plumbline as he had done in all the other Nations but this time, I watched as he put his hand through the walls of the Church and he removed the lamp stand from its place, then I heard these words,


(The Dream Ended)

2 Nights Later I had a 2nd DREAM…!
Again I found myself standing in the ‘BOOK OF REVELATION’ where the Angel of the Lord appeared to me saying, “Daughter of Man, What do you see”, to which I replied, “I see a tree as I did before”, and the Angel answered me saying, “BEHOLD THE TREE OF JESSE NOWS COMES FORTH”, then the Angel told me to put out my hand and as I obeyed suddenly a branch grew out from the roots of the tree, and the Angel said to me, “FEAR NOT! TAKE HOLD OF IT”, as I opened my hand and took hold of the branch suddenly my hand took on the appearance of the branch, now as looked at my hand again the Angel spoke with a loud voice saying, “WATCH! FOR THE PROPHETS OF YESHUA WILL BECOME A ROD OF DESTRUCTION IN THE HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD, AND THE WORDS OF THEIR MOUTHS WILL STRIKE THE EARTH, AND THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD SHALL REST UPON THEM, THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING, THE SPIRIT OF COUNSEL AND MIGHT, THE SPIRIT OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE FEAR OF THE LORD”!

Then suddenly the Angel turned his face and a heavy mantle fell upon my shoulders and then I heard these words go forth across the Nations of the Earth, “GET READY, FOR NOW IS THE TIME OF DIVINE RETRIBUTION, RESTORATION AND REFORMATION IN THE EARTH”!

Then again the dream suddenly shifted and I was now standing high above the Earth and I watched as the Angel of the Lord began to unravel what looked like an ancient scroll and written in gold I saw these words, “BEHOLD, THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION”! (The Dream Ended).

Veronika West, 17th March 2018

Please listen to the video link below for the prophetic significance and interpretation of these dreams. (Veronika joins Stephen at approx 4:45 mark.) Please listen prayerfully and share with others if you are led to do so.


22nd February: day after Billy Graham’s passing Dutch Sheets confirms New Era for the Church

Further to the prophetic words here and here on the significance of Billy Graham’s graduation to heaven, I posted an anointed ‘Now’ Word for the Body of Christ brought the very next day (three weeks ago today) by Dr Russ Moyer.:

“This morning we’ve stepped through the threshold of yet another doorway. And know it’s going to continue to happen and it’s going to continue to accelerate, and we are going from one glory to the next.

“Know that this is the season when open doors will be before us and we’ll step into the new moment. Notice the acceleration of time. Know that everything is going to begin to accelerate, and things that took a long time will happen in an instant, and we will go from season to season and moment to moment….

“And know that at this moment, in this day, in this season, says the Lord, even as the seed has gone into the ground, know that a great and mighty harvest is ordained, right now in this hour and moment; as the seed of my servant goes into the ground, Billy Graham, know that I am releasing mantles in the earth today for evangelism. Know that I am releasing mantles now for the end-time harvest, says the Lord…” (continue here)

Russ recorded the video around midday in Ontario. Then, at that evening’s gathering of prophetic intercessors in The Turnaround in Washington D.C., a detailed confirmation was brought of the start of a New Era for the Ekklesia.

Also, as hinted at the close of the previous post on Rev 22 (my birth-date), take note in the following videos of several references to the importance of number ’22’. (Not forgetting 2018 has the Lord’s promise, “I will impart to My Prophets the ability to see clearly ‘My Numbers’, such as dates, times…”)

After worship and Lou Engle’s declaration for worldwide harvest, Chuck Pierce teaches on what this Hebrew year 5778 and calendar year 2018 will bring, confirming changes I’d sensed over the New Year.

From 54:20 mark (1st Video) Chuck refers to talks about the special nature of this meeting and of the year to ‘Go Through! Go Through the Gates’ (Isa 62),  to prepare the way for a move of God in the USA and not stumble over the ‘stones’ of the past again. The meeting is all about going to places never visited and ‘Go Beyond!’ to where God is moving: on seeing, as watchmen, what’s coming from heaven as well as appreciating what God has done in recent historical moves. His saying this reminded me of a certain prophetic website losing (imho) its standing and prophetic integrity by judging and rejecting modern moves of the Holy Spirit – I was then surprised to hear Chuck affirm my thoughts!!

Half-an-hour later Chuck introduces intercessor Dutch Sheets – I highly recommend watching this video (low volume for first five minutes).:

Some of Dutch’s points:
  • “This isn’t just a new season – it’s a new era we’re moving into…I just say this:
  • “There’s never been anything on planet earth like what’s about to happen. Not just because we’re the best but because of what Jesus is building, and He said “I’ll build My Ekklesia”…He’s going to take this thing to another level!
  • “We’re going to see more people saved in the next 20 years than we’ve seen in the last 2,000! to be more specific:
  • “Asia and the Middle-East are about to be hit with the greatest spiritual tidal wave of God that’s ever hit planet earth!”
  • Rule and decree as the Ekklesia and shift nations (per recent posts here & here).
  • How the meetings started after The Appeal To Heaven – dream of sailing ship and a wind came starting a movement, the sails of which bore ATH flag.
  • Chuck prophesied in May 2017 ten months’ great turmoil in new Administration’s first year because of intense hatred from the forces that don’t understand/believe in the same spiritual destiny for USA. Then will come a 3-year turnaround.
  • (1:44:20) Cindy Jacob, knowing Chuck’s prophecy and Dutch’s dream, gets word from God to tell him ATH is to be relaunched when the 10 months are up on 2/22, February 22nd, in Washington D.C, for a fresh worldwide prayer movement.
  • Need to get very big place for meeting…Trump Hotel found and assisted with all arrangements and finances, “We know what you do and about the flag and want you to do the meeting here as you’re a really good fit!”
  • (1:48:00) ’22’ relates not only to its being George Washington’s birthday (February 1732) but also the personal reference motivating Dutch’s mission:
  • “I will place on his shoulder (government) the key (authority) to the House of David and what he opens no-one can shut and what he shuts no-one can open.” (Isaiah 22:22 NIV)
  • It’s prophetic verse about what Jesus inaugurated in Matthew 16:19 in giving the keys of the Kingdom to the Ekklesia – “You’re going to be the extension on earth of the Kingdom Government of God…’!  It’s a moving into that phase of the prayer movement where we not only petition, we not only operate in our priestly role of requesting and interceding – all that goes upward – but also into kingly stuff, that comes this way (downwards) – we’re going to move into the highest level of revelation we’ve ever moved in because we ARE seated with Him in heavenly places! We do share His authority and His sceptre is extended through us to rule for Him on planet earth!”
  • Watch the video for much more on the NEW ERA – eg. vision of angels with tuning forks bringing new sound of heaven!


Three pertinent prophetic words relating to recent posts

I’d like to draw readers’ considered attention to three words published by Lana Vawser within the past week because they’re pertinent to what I’ve sensed and noticed in my personal life since the New Year, as well as to recent blogs. One of hers is especially encouraging in connection with prayer ministry – click linked-titles to read:

8 March – Don’t Be Discouraged by the Attack on Your Inheritance…

9 March – I Am Healing the Traumas of Past Seasons (lifting the ‘cloak’ of trauma)

12 March – Prophets of His Heart, There Are More With You Than Against You! Keep Decreeing. A Major Increase of Breaker Anointing is Being Released…

The second brought confirmation of a deep work the Lord did during last week when a ministering couple chose not to delay help by usual counselling procedure but to work with the Holy Spirit instead.

That word’s importance is enhanced by the ‘God-incidental’ fact that I happened to be online Saturday morning catching up on emails to reduce Monday morning’s quantity in view of our plans to start house maintenance/re-decorating that day.

Not having time to read Lana’s email of Friday, but noticing its pertinence, I printed a hard-copy for perusal at leisure – and very soon after having done that in came an email from Leisa Ebere with the ‘Cave Dwellers Arise Prophecy’, which is a shorter version of Lana’s more in-depth word.

May the Lord be with you as you weigh and pray over the above words in preparation for a deeper follow-up to the last one.

Lana Vawser: Intercessors, ‘Suit Up’ for your New Assignments!

In view of recent posts on this blog her’s another timely word received by Lana (colour RB – click title for link):


This morning (Sunday 4 March ) I woke up with a strong stirring in my spirit for INTERCESSORS. I felt the presence of the Lord hovering and brooding heavily, and I knew He wanted to speak an encouragement to intercessors.

As I came before Him, I heard the Lord say:

“Intercessors, SUIT UP for your new assignment”

These new assignments of intercession the Lord is releasing upon the intercessors are KEY for this harvest season we have arrived into and seeing the King of Glory come in.

The new assignments of intercession the Lord is transitioning many of you to, will see a tipping point released and gates and doors that were shut and locked for generations, SUDDENLY FLUNG WIDE OPEN. Continue reading

Moving from the sword to the sceptre

Although addressed to churches across the ‘Pond’, this insight Wanda Alger received from the Lord directly complements not only what Veronika West brought this week, but also is pertinent to what I’m about to publish in connection with the word on castles and GPS #11 part 3. Therefore, the application of this teaching must be vitally important for now!

I was in prayer recently concerning the battles at hand in this nation and how to effectively intercede when I heard in my spirit, “It is time to move from the SWORD to the SCEPTER.” As I continued to pray into this, I sensed the Lord calling intercessors to consider another strategy in dealing with the demonic forces coming against believers in this hour. I believe the prayer movement is transitioning from the position of being WARRIORS to a position of being RULERS.

A familiar weapon of our warfare has been the sword of the Lord, the Word of God (Hebrews 4:12). However, the word of the Lord can be wielded not only with a sword in battle, but with a scepter from the throne. A scepter symbolizes a king’s judicial authority and is usually given as an inheritance, handed from father to son. We are shifting into a time…

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Word for GB: Decree and Declare to Determine Direction of our Nation

Thank you UK Prophetic Words for this vitally important word for intercessors issued by Veronika West yesterday, the essence of which has been on my heart in the deepening Battle for Brexit –  emphases RB:


I wanted to share what I heard in the spirit this morning as I continue to pray for the United Kingdom of Great Britain:

“Britain now watch, for the small rudder of your ship shall determine the direction you take in the days ahead!”

After hearing these words, Father showed me the Church as the rudder of this great nation! As the sons and daughters of God rise up in this hour, what we decree and declare will determine the direction the nation takes ).

God is calling for the Body of Christ in Britain to roar and soar in this crucial hour.

I submit the destiny of this great nation will be determined by the power and authority in our declaration of God’s purposes and plans for the future generations.

Britain, hear the word of the LORD,Now watch! For the small rudder of your ship shall determine the direction you take in the days ahead.

“Therefore beloved, only speak forth words that bring new direction, new life, new beginnings, liberty and great victory,” says God.

“Fear not; be still and hold fast even in the midst of the storm that rages round about you. Be of great courage and hold your course.

“Do not become distracted or dismayed by the violent winds that blow, or by the mighty waves that threaten to overtake you. For have I not given you all authority in heaven and on earth?

“Now open your mouth and I shall fill it with a mighty roar that will calm the waves and unlock a new door to supernatural increase, greater influence and greater Kingdom impact in this nation and nations of the earth,” says God.

“Sons and daughters, get ready, for even in this hour the whirlwinds of My Glory and grace are accelerating your advancing towards the land of promise and prosperity.

“Listen! Who shall stand against the power of My Wisdom and Strength and win?

“For I tell you the truth no weapon of wickedness or assignment of hell shall thwart or overthrow my plans, purposes and Kingdom destiny for this great nation.

“My beloved Britain, I have bought and sealed you by My precious Blood and I have set you apart to be a sign and wonder among the nations of the earth,” says God.

“Watch, as I take you fast forward roaring and soaring in the Spirit of the Fear of the LORD,” says God.

“Behold also the ships, which though they are so great are driven of fierce winds, yet they are governed with a very small rudder, wherever the governor desires.”

Veronika West, 28th February 2018


22nd February: a powerful ‘now’ word for the body of Christ

This 3-minute video appearing on Russell S Moyer Facebook is powerfully inspiring and thank you to Carolyn Stewart for transcribing and to UK Prophetic Words for publishing this prophetic word. However, as it was rapidly delivered under a strong anointing which the textual version just cannot capture, watching the video is highly recommended:


Dr Russ Moyer, a member of the Ontario Prophetic Council, released this Word on 22nd February 2018, the day after Dr Billy Graham went home.

“This morning we’ve stepped through the threshold of yet another doorway. And know it’s going to continue to happen and it’s going to continue to accelerate, and we are going from one glory to the next.

“Know that this is the season when open doors will be before us and we’ll step into the new moment. Notice the acceleration of time. Know that everything is going to begin to accelerate, and things that took a long time will happen in an instant, and we will go from season to season and moment to moment.

“And know that at this moment, in this day, in this season, says the Lord, even as the seed has gone into the ground, know that a great and mighty harvest is ordained, right now in this hour and moment; as the seed of my servant goes into the ground, Billy Graham, know that I am releasing mantles in the earth today for evangelism. Know that I am releasing mantles now for the end-time harvest, says the Lord.

“Know that mantles are being released and many shall go, but know that I am about to raise up a prophetic evangelistic army, says the Lord, that will reap the greatest harvest in history, says the Lord. This is the harvest that everyone prophesied about, now. Step in, step up, step out. Know that this is your moment and season, says the lord.

“Know that I am about to do a mighty work within my body, says the Lord. I am about to do a cleansing in the earth, saith God. Know you shall go from doorway to doorway. Know you shall go in this hour, says the Lord, from glory to glory. Know that even times and moments in the past where you have knocked on the doors of many hearts, and even those times that you were abruptly turned away, says the Lord, this is a new hour and a new moment, and I am preparing the hearts of many around the world for the great harvest, says the Lord.

“Know that it shall be both the Greek and the Jew. Know that it shall be even the Arab, says the Lord, and know that I shall touch many hearts, and this shall be a moment of divine visitation, saith God, and I shall prepare their hearts, for I am sending forth an army now with a reaping tool in their hand, says the Lord.

“Know that it’s harvest time now. Take that golden sickle and put it to the ground, says the Lord. This is your moment and your hour. Know that the great end time army for prophetic evangelism shall be released in this season. Know this is your word. You have been sitting on the shelf and you have been dormant. You have been afraid and walking in fear and doubt and worry, but rise up and be bold and courageous in this moment, says the Lord, for I shall put a word in your mouth that shall be a word for the weary in season, says the Lord, and know that that word shall be tipped with my anointing, says God, and it shall open even the hardest of hearts.

“Know that I shall anoint your testimony in a fresh new way, says the Lord, and it shall unlock those hearts and bring them to the fullness of the knowledge of Christ. Know that it is my desire that not one perish. Know that I am after your family; I am after your neighbour.

“Know that I am after you afresh now, says the Lord, as I am turning the hearts of the evangelist, now, setting their hearts ablaze once again. Setting your hearts on fire for what’s on fire in my heart. Know that it is my burden that not one perish, but that all come to the knowledge of Christ. Know that this is your moment, saith the Lord, and I am about to bring forth the harvest for you.

“Now step up and make those bold declarations and proclamations. Come forth, says the Lord; come out of the cave now, saith God, and begin to declare what it is that I have put upon your heart, and watch what I do with it, says the Lord. For it shall be a harvest of signs and wonders and miracles.

“Know it shall be a harvest even of great healing, says the Lord. A wave of healing like the body has never seen. And it shall bring forth the harvest that I promised, saith God, for it’s harvest time. It’s harvest time now, says the Lord. Step up and step in.”

Dr. Russ Moyer and his wife provide apostolic oversight for approximately two hundred ministers and a number of churches through the Eagle Worldwide Network of Ministries, and they are ambassadors for the International Coalition of Apostles (Facebook).  Website:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sharon and delegates then went into warfare mode!

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

After starting to investigate further and whilst writing this I begin to see the ‘invisible jigsaw pieces’ coming together once again, because not only does this plug into the prophetic word on castles, but also into my researches on the history of Reading and the Thames Valley in the times of King Alfred the Great, and of his establishing a Christian government across ancient Wessex and Mercia – see Historical Research hub.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Jesus on the Mount of Olives:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peter preaching in the Temple:

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

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

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

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

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

Paul writing to the Thessalonians:

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Who, Why, When & What of Watching

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


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?


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

“This is ALL about to be fulfilled!”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How can we be sure?

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

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

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

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

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

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