Vision of a New Apostolic Reformation

With thanks to Yinka of The Gate, Reading and to UK Prophetic Words. The location of this vision is especially interesting in view of Lynne F’s 2001 vision of the Body of Christ in Britain arising like a sleeping giant, of which two intercessors reported similar impressions last year (comments to Prophetic Significance of PM Mays’ Speech in Philadelphia).:

YINKA OYEKAN: PROPHETIC VISION OF NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION

As I left Cornwall on Friday afternoon (10th Feb 17), I had a vision of a New Apostolic Reformation emerging across this United Kingdom. I saw Apostolic leaders walking arm in arm with and serving denominational leaders in humility.

In this emerging season the bride will be empowered as her leaders serve her and wash her feet. For her leaders now understand these revisited Ephesians 4 graces were never to create a platform for an individual, nor were they sent in previous generations to fracture the body or boost the ego of man but rather they have been given to mobilise a powerful bride where every saint ìs equipped and looks more like Christ.

One equipped saint will feed 1000 hungry souls, ten will feed a city. Father’s purpose and focus in a new apostolic reformation is not only to revitalise the priesthood of all believers where the extraordinary will become ordinary, but to ensure her pastors and leaders are supported and discover a new confidence. Empowered pastors will empower their flock.

I saw intercessors hovering over this move like Angels, their prayers ascending to Heaven providing an echo of his glory over the nation, a prayer covering of incense thick as a cloud. This cloud has been a faithful witness rising before the throne room. The prayers of the saints have covered these shores, and hidden Fathers purposes from the enemy; now Father having received her prayers is doing a new thing.

These intercessors will not be seen as an optional extra in church life but will be seen as central to Father’s purposes, they will walk arm in arm with this new apostolic reformation.

Father will bring extraordinary Ephesians 4 Ministries together into a new apostolic liberty, and this time they will flow as one, understanding and embracing each other, no longer fractured and isolated pastors, teachers, prophets, evangelists, but rather flowing as peers in one river.

Father is particularly determined to build up Church pastors who have felt isolated and will provide in this reformation a safe haven where they will be loved and supported, served and equipped within their denominations, and they find access to committed peer relationships outside and within.

Denominational leaders will embrace and support this new apostolic reformation as honour will flow in both directions. This reformation will have a new name, previously hidden by Father which he will reveal. All this is part of the latter rain.

Father has been shielding this new apostolic reformation from the eyes of the enemy but he will soon bring it to light. I see a new generation of leaders who serve and use their strength to build HIS kingdom and not theirs. There will be signs and wonders within the church and without, as this new wineskin emerges. It will form the basis of a new unity movement.

Note: for  more on Cornwall see Yinka’s Facebook entry 14th February.

Fulfilled prophecies #17: midnight hour and exposure of apostasy in CoE.

In connection with the fast-approaching Referendum and what was surfacing elsewhere I mused last May Is the Lord Exposing Rotten Politics? UK, USA – next the EU?  Only six months later I considered aspects of that passing thought being fulfilled as item #10 (here, here and here).

During last year we also learned about deep corruption within F.I.F.A. and football clubs in the UK, plus issues in the Metropolitan Police.

Earlier this month the EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem presented a full report on the problem of corruption across the European Union. The extent of corruption in Europe is “breathtaking” and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, according to the European Commission (BBC – thankyou Jonathan Ely at  Why Leave The EU?).

With this in mind could it be just coincidental or is the Lord pointing us to another source of corruption – this time spiritual??

Is the timing of the dream Tony Puccio had of Big Ben striking midnight and of today’s double-posting by Adrian Hilton, aka religio-political blogger Archbishop Cranmer, on Canterbury Cathedral being used for a private Freemasonic service a warning shot from the Lord??  (Read posts with extensive comments here and here – includes a note on my personal deliverance from that vile demonic spirit, even though I hadn’t been a FM!!)

2017 prophetic word and prayer request for UK

Thank you to UK Prophetic Words for this transcript, to which impressions from the Lord are emphasised and paragraph breaks added for ease of reading in view of its length:

WORD FOR UK 2017 – SARAH ROWLINSON

I saw the Lord speak to the land of the UK, and I heard Him say, “There is still yet historical spiritual legacy in the land, that I am going to honour.” And I saw two key areas. And this was on our Queen, Elizabeth. And it was on the Church of England. And the Lord said, “Because of prayers that have been prayed, because of promises and oaths taken, that were fulfilled, because of decisions that were made before Me, there’s a deposit of favour in the land still that I’m going to honour.”

So I heard the Lord say that we, as believers, should pray for the constitution of our Monarch. And that had a double meaning: that we were to pray for her constitution in terms of her governance, in terms of her political government and what God has given her to carry, and to do. Because there’s a role that takes place there. And then secondly that we were to pray for her constitution in terms of her health and her strength; that if we will pray, there will be a supernatural impartation to enable her to hold her place a little bit longer than is anticipated or expected. Because she’s still holding ground in the spirit, and it’s important and significant, but it is the prayers of the saints that are going to keep that there.

And then secondly, I saw a branch of revival coming through a branch of the Church of England. Not the whole thing, there’s a branch of it. And it’s coming strong, and it’s coming steady, and it will build significantly this year. And I saw that in some of the major cities in our country, Cathedrals would be filled once again. And the old church buildings will be filled with the sound of worship.

And these places will be empowered with acts of service again that this church denomination was once renowned for. There’s an activation in this stream, there’s a mobilization in this stream. And I felt like these churches would come into the heart of community activities once again, they would come into even places of government and influence for the good of the whole communities in which they serve.

And I felt like the Lord was saying to the rest of the brothers and sisters around these communities to support what the spirit of God is doing through these churches, put down some of your theological barriers and some of your ‘oh they’re just the religious lot, we don’t really deal with them’, that type of thing, put that down and support and serve because it was Him, and He was mobilizing a sense of revival through this stream.
Wisdom and Counsel will be found in these churches for many. I saw many going, like they used to, and say: “I have questions, I don’t understand, my marriage is falling apart, my business is falling down the tubes, I’m going to go and find the vicar.” And that coming back into our land, and that it was a healthy thing.

So, I’m prophesying that bit that I’ve seen, not because God’s not going to move dramatically , dynamically into all the other church streams across the nation, that’s just the bit that I see, and it’s not a stream that I’m a part of.

You know how you would see a map, and then you would see the hotspots on a map? That’s how I saw some of these places. And I saw some within nearly all the major cities: Manchester, London, Liverpool, all the big strategic cities that these branches are coming out from. But I also saw, all along the South East coast there was just lots and lots of hotspots that were being planted out from these streams. And God was putting a spiritual guard on that Western coast strategically.

And then I saw that innovation, and the pioneering heart of the UK, began to rise again, significantly, in 2017. Innovation and pioneering, that has been really at the heart of our nation over centuries and centuries, and it is rising again. The spirit of God is coming and He’s bringing innovative creative ideas right across the board, and with that courage that Emma [Stark – at Glasgow Prophetic Centre] talked about earlier, that ability to rise again. Pioneering. New Technologies. New medical ideas. New ways of delivering education. New media strategies.

And I keep hearing, I’ve been hearing for the last two years. There’s convergence. There’s convergence. It’s convergence. It’s Word and Spirit. It’s this church stream and … church stream. It is the world’s wisdom and God’s wisdom. There’s convergence between the natural and the supernatural. Everything is coming into convergence and marriage so that things can be built, earthed and take place. So that things don’t just stay in the supernatural realm, sitting here while we all have a party in the church.

So I feel like the Lord said to me that the application of knowledge will begin to emerge to be almost like a currency. It will be almost as powerful as money. And what was ringing in my spirit as I was preparing this Word, is that the Lord was saying 2017 is the year of wisdom. Because that’s how Solomon made the people prosperous. That’s how Solomon made Israel prosperous. It was through wisdom, because he knew what to do. And when he didn’t know what to do, he went and found out. That’s a prophetic Word for so many right there. So many have been going round and round and round, it’s a relational circle, it’s a business circle. It’s an area of your life or your business or your community or your something, where there’s like a circular loop going on and you’ve not managed to come out of it, and the Lord would say that is because you lack wisdom in that realm and in that area, but someone else has got it. The explosion of the knowledge base through the internet through media, has meant that information is literally here in front of you. There is a wealth of knowledge, there is a wealth of information. But you need to know what to access, who to access it from, and how to apply it in your situation. Those who can do those three things are carrying a unique anointing to solve the nation’s problems in this next year. Those of us who will walk like the sons of Issachar and like Joseph will be those that the Lord is uniquely upon to address the nation’s needs at this time.

I also see that there have been many Josephs that have been being prepared and are now ready to act. And these Josephs are people who have the ability to hear the revelations from heaven, but they are able to give strategy to government leaders because they have been equipped and trained in the nasty places. Whilst they were there and God was with them, they learned practical skills, they learned governmental skills, they learned administrative skills. They learned how to run a company. They learned how to run a huge corporation. They’ve learned how to run a small government agency. So that they know that when they go to Pharaoh that they have something in the natural to contribute to the need of the nation. We’re moving into the doing bit. These Josephs will work alongside leaders for the good of the nation, and even for the good of the nations of Europe. God is going to cause these Josephs to come into position so that our nation can be blessed but it’s going to spill over into Europe as well.

I want to say to Josephs this year, Pharaoh is calling for you this year. It’s this year, it’s not twenty years. Leaders of business, leaders of government, places of power and influence are going to call for you and God is initiating it and when it happens, go. You’re going to bring forth revelation of what God is doing but also strategies born from the years of experience and training in the hard places. Pharaoh is going to call for you but he’s going to call to prosper you. And even those that persecuted you will come under the favour and the blessing. It says in scripture that when they called for Joseph, there was a big rush, Pharaoh wanted the answer quickly. But Joseph shaved himself, changed his clothes and made himself ready.

I really feel like that is actually a corporate thing. I really feel like the Lord is saying there’s coming a great call from business leaders, from government leaders, from those of influence. There’s coming a great call, a great demand to the people of God through the relationships that they trust. Those of you who have relationships with people in places of influence, don’t be surprised if a call comes. But when that call comes, you need to make yourself ready. Joseph made himself ready, and one of the things that Pharaoh says, he comments on Joseph, ‘you’ve given me revelation which is amazing but I can see the manner of man you are. Who is wise in the land like you? Who has the character like you do? This is what these leaders these people these places need to see on the inside of us. You have to make yourself fitting for the environment that God would have you step into, because you want them to listen to what you say and not be distracted by a stinky character or what you look like or how you’ve carried yourself. Please don’t be afraid to get trained. Please don’t be afraid to get educated. Please don’t be afraid to learn the language of the culture you will be going into.

To the business community I heard the Lord say: “Hold your nerve. Don’t panic as you look about you. Look to the East but deal wisely and do not move in desperation.” I saw that aid and business partnerships are coming from the East (in the world, not just the East in England), especially from China, but be careful of the conditions and the timings within the contracts that are coming to the table. The negotiations of some of these contracts may be lengthy. And the Lord says He is establishing clean partnerships with believers across the nations that will hold honour at their core. But in other negotiations, there’s a strategy of waiting you out because they have financial resources to do so, to create a desperation, to secure unreasonable terms. In such cases, back off, as smaller and more medium sized companies, and more manageable sized contracts will be more fruitful and productive. I feel like, for the business community, it’s like a general wisdom strategy of, where it is possible, develop multiple revenue streams of different sizes, so that large ones can’t take you out, and small ones will keep you small. It’s a year of doing multiple things, multiple levels, in different ways. That’s actually going to build more of a stream and a flow that’s going to bring a health and a prosperity because when some wider political things begin to take place, that’s going to be important.

I really feel like, 2017, the year’s focus is on governance. The governance needed in the promised land is very different to the governance that’s needed in the wilderness. We’re not living for the daily miracle anymore. I’m not saying that God doesn’t need to do miraculous things. I’m saying we’re in a different season and the season is of you and me being responsible for our own governance and our own lives. Governance is the key word for 2017. And good governance is about the process for making and implementing decisions. I feel like the Spirit of God wants to say to every one of us: “Have a look, have a look at your family, have a look at your business, have a look at your health, have a look at your money, have a look at your church.”

Good governance is about decision making. I’m talking about the way that you build and you construct your life and your business and your community and your organisation and everything like that. God wants to pour into you and into me so very much wealth but what would we do with it if it came? So that whatever we do with it at this (current) scale, we’re going to do with it at this big scale. You need to start dialoguing with people, writing stuff down, and say to yourself, I’m going to act differently; I’m going to move those decisions into a different way. Joseph gets released to Pharaoh because he governed well. He governed himself, he governed Pharaoh’s house, he governed the prison well. So if you move into good governance in your own situation, in your own business, then others are going to want to know, because they are going to see the good governance that is coming upon you. Governance is using your authority for the blessing and good of yourself, but also for the health and the blessing of others, and that’s what makes us different. That’s why we will prosper in our communities. We will make decisions that are not just based on our own selfish need but are based on the need of what is going on around us. We are going to have the ability in 2017 to get our eyes off ourselves, and up and out into a more corporate field, and look at how we can give into the environments where God has already placed us to be, to be a blessing. If we will do that, God is going to bring such prosperity, through the innovation, through the pioneering, through the charitable side of life, in the UK right now, amidst all that’s going on. So if we’re going to come into alignment with what the Lord is doing this year, we’re going to have to look at our own arenas and say, I need to get wisdom. I need to get brave, and I need to get wisdom.

Sarah Rowlinson, 23rd December 2016

#1 – Next phase of ‘Setting up The Kingdom’ is now upon us

In connection with the previous post about the dream of “The Kingdom being set up” and Bill Johnson’s prophetical remark about September 2011 becoming regarded as a turning point in the UK for the Kingdom, our sister in the Lord at Ignite Ireland Ministry has recently written at length, encouraging our prayerful, careful reading and listening for Holy Spirit’s leading about this vision.:

‘I SAW A HOLY AND ROYAL COUNSEL OF GREAT AND LATE REFORMERS GATHERING TOGETHER IN THE COURTROOM OF HEAVEN’.

Then I heard these words, “FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS NOW BEING ESTABLISHED UPON THE EARTH”!

Two nights ago I had a very powerful supernatural dream encounter where I found myself standing again in a large courtroom in the heavenly realms, this was not my first encounter in this most strange and sacred place. I’ve been led here before by the Spirit of Revelation and just like in my first encounter a deep and dense fragrance filled the air in this most Holy place.

Now as my spirit began to inquire of the Lord, Suddenly I heard a voice that said, “Daughter, BE STILL, FEAR NOT, FOR I HAVE CALLED YOU TO THIS PLACE TO REVEAL MY HAND AND UNVEIL MY HEART FOR THE NATIONS, As I listened to the Master’s voice, I could feel the heat of His fiery Glory upon my face and I could see the light of His Presence which completely surrounded me and filled me with a deep sense of peace.

Then again I heard His voice, “MY GREAT AND LATE REFORMERS ARE NOW BEING GATHERED TOGETHER IN THIS HOLY AND SACRED PLACE, FOR AS IT IS IN HEAVEN SO SHALL IT BE NOW UPON THE EARTH”, then I looked up and I saw 10 Thrones sitting high upon a marble platform, as I drew a little closer suddenly I saw nine bright and radiant lights appear over the thrones, as I watched closely all nine of the bright lights moved upon the thrones all EXPECT one which remained empty, now as I looked upon the empty throne it was quickened to me in the Spirit the name ‘BILLY GRAHAM’, then my eyes were drawn back again to the nine bright and radiant lights, and by just looking at them I knew and recognised all who were now sitting upon the thrones. I saw in the Spirit the late and great John Paul Jackson, I saw the late and great Bob Jones, I saw the late and great Miles Monroe, I saw the late and great Kim Clement, I saw the late and great Peter Wagner, I saw the late and great David Wilkerson, I saw the late and great Oral Roberts, I saw the late and great Kathryn Kuhlman and I saw the late and great John Wesley.

Now again I knew by divine revelation that this Holy and Royal Counsel of God’s Great and Late Apostles, Prophets and Evangelists were being gathered together in this most sacred place to bear Witness to HIS MIGHTY GOVERNING Hand moving upon the Nations of Earth. The atmosphere was exhilarating and pregnant with great expectation, I stood trembling but silently watching, listening and waiting and then again I heard these words, “FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS NOW BEING ESTABLISHED UPON THE EARTH”.

The dream/encounter ended!

As I have prayed over this second dream encounter I have been some what perplexed by the 9 Great Reformers that I saw and the 10th throne yet to be filled. I have been seeking God for the meaning and significance of these particular saints that are being gathered together as one, prophetically I believe it has something to do with the mantles that they carried, the new Breed of leaders that are now emerging and the legacy they have left behind. Furthermore I felt a great significance to seeing 10 thrones and only 9 being occupied, I HUMBLY submit that when there are 10 thrones occupied that is when we will see a SUDDEN AND MIGHTY MOVE OF GOD COMING UPON THE EARTH like we have NEVER SEEN before. I believe there will be an UNPRECEDENTED OUTPOURING OF GOD’S GLORY UPON THE EARTH AND WE WILL SEE THE GREATEST MANIFESTATION OF SIGNS, WONDERS AND MIRACLES BEING BIRTHED IN THE NATIONS.

Please read prayerfully this powerful encounter I had a year ago, I believe it dovetails with this second encounter and holds powerful keys to what is taking place in this hour of great Restoration and Kingdom Reformation upon the Nations of the earth.

Veronika West, 2nd December 2016

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(One Year Ago)

“WHEN THE FRAGRANCE OF THEIR PRAYERS AND PRAISES FILL MY NOSTRILS THE BOOKS THAT ARE SEALED WILL BE OPENED, AND MY TRANSFORMING GLORY WILL COME”, says God.  Continue reading

Prophetic words for the Church in the UK – Simon Braker & Veronika West

Thank you as ever to UK Prophetic Words for informing me of the following brought by:

SIMON BRAKER (School of Prophecy Leicester)

Simon_Braker-147x150The Lord took me into a vision. I was lifted up over a giant field; it was like a giant patchwork quilt. As I looked I could see some sections were well kept and had thick wheat growth. Other parts were not ready for planting, and then I saw one large section; the growth was thin at best and much of what had grown looked like it had not seen water for a long time. Much of this wheat was dry and weak and most had very little grain in its head.

I asked the Lord what is this?

He said,“This is my church in England; much of it has lost a love for my Word and my presence.”

I could see that there were patches of thick growth, but the vast majority was poorly planted.

The Lord spoke again,

“This Land once burned with a passion and many great champions came forth out of this Land, but now there is a deeper love for comfort, pleasure and entertainment.

“In this time I’m sending forth my Spirit to reawaken a passion for my Word and my presence.

“For many are ill-equipped to deal with the season that is close at hand; if my people do not respond to my call, many will be deceived by false teachings and many more will fall away from walking with me. Most have lost sight of the deep foundations put down by England’s champions of faith; most have totally lost sight of who they are.

“The vacuum left from the neglect of my word and prayer has led to the nation of England living with an identity crisis. Because of the absence of truth a false identity is being birthed. Many have lost sight of the spiritual identity and destiny of this Land. It’s time to return.”

I saw a great heart encased in ice; it was beating but it was restricted by the ice, so the flow of life giving blood was weak. I then saw a wind that began to blow upon the frozen heart and the ice began to melt and the heart began to beat stronger again.

I heard the Lord say,

“Call forth the wind to blow on my people.

“Many things that are being called cultural are in fact the symptoms of cold-heartedness. Worship is shortened, teaching is cut back, prayer gatherings reduced to once a month, all in the name of being sensitive to culture, but I say these things are the fruit of frozenness, the fruit of apathy and the fruit of a lack of love.

“These same people will sit for hours being committed to pleasure, this is the god of this age and it has taken the heart of England and turned the lion into a sloth.

“But my Word is fire; call it forth that the people England might burn again.

“It’s time to call a holy fast; it’s time to break the addiction. “For I warn you, if you do not awaken, there is a false fire that is ready and poised to possess the altars of the frozen hearted; it’s driven by demonic  zeal and seeks to steal your true identity and replace it with a counterfeit one.”

Simon Braker, 5th December 2016

VERONIKA WEST (Ignite Ireland Ministry)

As I prayed yesterday for our Great Nation I heard the Spirit say,

“Daughter My Spirit is grieved by the doubt, fear and unbelief in the hearts of My PEOPLE, Have they NOT heard, Have they not seen My HAND MOVE mightily on their behalf, Have they not seen with their own eyes and discerned with their own hearts that I AM IS MOVING AND SHIFTING THE ATMOSPHERE OF DARKNESS AND DEATH THAT HAS KEPT THE LIGHT OF MY GLORY VEILED? HOW LONG MUST I BE WITH THEM, HAVE I NOT SAID THROUGH MY PROPHETS THAT THE OLD WINESKINS CANNOT CONTAIN THE NEW WINE?, YET they remain in this place of double mindedness, unbelief and FEAR, For surely I tell you, I HAVE NOT CHANGED MY MIND NOR HAVE I CHANGED MY DIVINE PLAN AND PURPOSE FOR THIS GREAT NATION, Let them REPENT OF THE iniquity OF UNBELIEF AND FEAR, LET THEM REPENT OF THEIR PRIDE THAT HAS CAUSED A WEDGE OF DISUNITY AND DIVISION, lest THE SIGNS, WONDERS AND MIRACLES THAT I DESIRE TO DO IN THEIR MIDST BE MADE OF NO EFFECT”!

Veronika West, 7th December 2016 [Courtesy UK Prophetic Words]

Prophetic word for the Church – awakening of the giant

This word brought by Lin Wills, published on UK Prophetic Words, resonates so strongly in connection with what kick-started my writing (“This is ALL about to be fulfilled!”) and reminded me of Lyn F’s vision in 2001 of a giant arising throughout Britain, and of the vision forty years earlier that came to Tommy Hicks (see Library):

MY CHURCH SHALL RISE UP AGAIN IN SPLENDOUR

I will fan the dying embers into a flame again. A flame of fire says the Lord, that fire of passion. That fire of desire. That fire of longing and desperation for My presence says the Lord. For I am building My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail says the Lord. For I am the master builder. I am the One who is fanning the flame again. For where there is smouldering ash, so there will be a blaze of glory again.
For where the giant is sleeping, that giant will become awakened. And there shall be a shout of victory again in My church. There shall be a loud shout of triumph again in My church from My people. For there shall be a march of My victorious army throughout the land. And there shall be those signs and those wonders that I have promised.
For My glory shall cover the earth. My glory shall be seen. And My power shall be again resting upon My people. My power, My new oil, My fresh oil. My fresh anointing for these end times. For I will pour out on him that is thirsty. I will cover the dry land with My rivers again.
For there shall be much rejoicing says the Lord. There shall be much praising. There shall be much victory says the Lord. Where there has been defeat, and there has been barrenness, there shall be new shoots. There shall be new shoots of life that will spring up says the Lord.
For I am the Lord and I have spoken it. And I will bring it to pass for I am the builder. I am the master builder says the Lord. And My church shall rule and reign. And My church shall be the giant that I have made it to be.
For there shall be a shout in the land. And the land and the nation shall know, and shall hear the voice of the people of God. And they shall recognise that the voice of the people of God has been raised as never before. The voice has been raised from the church as never before. And they shall recognise the voice as being the voice of God. The voice of God in these days. The power of God in these days. The will of God and the purpose of God in these days. And the glory of the Lord in these days.
For My church shall be the church that I died to make it to be. They shall rise up in power and they shall rise up in strength says the Lord. And that mighty army shall go forth. And there shall many many many be slain of the Lord. And many shall come into My Kingdom in these last days. For I am pouring out says the Lord, and there shall be a triumph note as never before in My church. For I am a God that does not lie. I am a God that keeps His promise. And all that I have promised and all that I have said shall come to pass. And you shall see the hand of the Lord your God and His arm made bare among the nations. For My church shall rise up again in splendour says the Lord. For no enemy shall keep it down, for I am building it says the Lord. I am building it, and no enemy in hell shall keep it down for I am bringing My church to that place of victory, triumph, and the note of splendour that shall go out and ripple out throughout the land.

Lin Wills 20th November 2016

Archbishop blasts the EU and recognises Isil as Islamic

Another public event concurrent with ‘heaven’s breaking news’ that the worm (satan) has turned is Archbishop Justin Welby’s address a week ago today at the Catholic Institute of Paris, where he received an honorary doctorate.

His full address on the common good and a shared vision for the next century is well worth taking time to read. Allow me to comment briefly upon aspects our national press picked up and which may relate to the recent prophetic word brought by Heidi Baker on an awakening in Europe and in the Anglicans.

Maybe His Grace has found himself turning into the fresh winds of change that the Lord has brought?

Contrary to our understanding of God’s deep desire for the UK to be freed from its deep entanglement with the EU,  the Telegraph’s religious affairs editor John Bingham notes,

‘Although he voted for the UK to remain in the European Union, his lecture contained a scathing critique of “centralisation, corruption and bureaucracy” in the EU. He said millions in Greece in particular were suffering because of the actions of European decision-makers who had urged it to join the euro on a “false prospectus” and ultimately turned the entire country (the origin of democracy. RB) into the “biggest debtor’s prison in European history”…’

Justin even joined the very wide circle of sensible people who are fully aware of the nature, teachings and history of Islam and who have been insisting that politicians have been causing immense mischief and harm by disingenuously reiterating that terrorism by Muslims has nothing to do with the tenets of Islam itself.

To grasp his perspective on this we need to note how he introduces that matter within the topic of ‘The State of Europe: religiously motivated violence’ – not forgetting his deep personal horror at last year’s barbarity at the Bataclan. I quote direct from his address, as published on his website (emphases added).:

img0o4trdcw“It is a legitimate to therefore ask: how can we expect to respond effectively to religiously-motivated violence across our continent if we don’t have the ability to understand it? You here have experienced it in all its fury and terrible cruelty. Even watching the anniversary celebrations in England we felt again the horror and wept. How we feel for you!

“As such, one of the major challenges is to work out how we talk about religion in Europe. On a continent that is seeing growing secularism and apathy (in some cases outright hostility) towards religion and religious people, a challenge for all of us here today is to find new ways to share our religious vocabulary with the rest of the continent.

“This also means feeling confident to talk about the Judeo-Christian tradition of our continent and why this tradition needs to be reflected in our understanding of Europe. This is not – for those concerned – a call for a return to Christendom, but being open about our tradition and heritage – both the good and the bad.

“In a speech I gave in September to head teachers of Church of England schools, I said – uncontroversially in my view – that in order to defeat terrorism, we need to understand the mind-set of those who perpetrate it. To my surprise, a small number of media commentators viewed my comments as appeasing terrorists and their acts. However depraved it may be, groups like ISIS have an ideology, indeed a theology – which is at the heart of their propaganda, and therefore the driving force – which holds an apocalyptic understanding of human history, not as a loose term but in its strictest technical terms: they believe that the world is about to end, that the Prophet will return with Jesus, and will defeat the western powers.

“It’s very difficult to understand the things that impel people to some of the dreadful actions that we have seen over the last few years unless you have some sense of religious literacy. You may reject and condemn it – that’s fine – but you still need to understand what they’re talking about.

“And in order to understand, religious people in Europe must regain the ability to share our religious vocabulary with the rest of the continent. If we treat religiously-motivated violence solely as a security issue, or a political issue, then it will be incredibly difficult – probably impossible – to overcome it. A theological voice needs to be part of the response, and we should not be bashful in offering that.

This requires a move away from the argument that has become increasingly popular, which is to say that ISIS is ‘nothing to do with Islam’, or that Christian militia in the Central African Republic are nothing to do with Christianity, or Hindu nationalist persecution of Christians in South India is nothing to do with Hinduism. Until religious leaders stand up and take responsibility for the actions of those who do things in the name of their religion, we will see no resolution.”

In toto, Justin Welby is encouraging a fresh vision for Europeans to aspire to: “One that is unwaveringly committed to the common good and to the flourishing of all”.

Perhaps the Lord is moving His servant towards speaking with a prophetical voice, one akin to the Old Testament prophets for the good of our nation. May Our Father grant him a blessed vision for Britain as He sees us – and recognising the fact that Brexit IS an ‘act of God’ that challenges churches’.

Finally, let me point to the IMF’s warning from its first managing director and deputy chief, David Lipton, that Europe’s failure to break its anaemic economic is of greater concern for global stability than Brexit!

Heidi Baker: God’s awakening Europe – and the Anglicans!

Thank you to Suzanne Payne of UK Prophetic Words and especially to Dave Hood for this link to an important prophetic word from Heidi Baker of Iris Global ministries.

Heidi foretells the Lord’s appearing in dreams to Muslims, Sikhs and Buddhists across the UK, which will be talked about within their communities – God’s going to start showing up as ‘The Man in White’.

They will, therefore, seek an understanding and, says Heidi,

“The Lord is going to allow the Church to explain in the most glorious way who He is, not just in words but with actions and in Truth.

“I feel like there’s going to be an Awakening again…”

She goes on the speak prophetically about the Church being filled with the Love of Christ and taking it outside church buildings, moving into communities and neighbourhoods  and ‘taking and sharing tea’ with those who’ve come from other nations, whom the Lord has brought into Britain, especially a radical move among Sikhs, “the Sikhs are going to seek!” and the Church needs to position itself for this, to get ready and not wait but go out – as in the word on A New Move of God and Unity she brought two years ago. But now she says,

“I see a radical move, a radical move in the Anglican Church. The Lord says the Anglican Church is going to be woken up afresh – there’s going to be a fresh fire – a fresh wind – a fresh baptism – a fresh move. I see the Anglican Church awakening, awakening, awakening, awakening, awakening.

“I see thousands and thousands and thousands of people who were baptised as babies being claimed by the Father and they’re literally coming home to the Father’s House.

“I see these old cold buildings, old cold buildings, ablaze with the fires of love, ablaze with fires of love and God – WOHHH there’s going to be an awakening in the Anglican Church, there’s going to be so much fire and so much Presence and there’s going to be no place for barriers, no place for division, no place for “Who are you and where were you ordained?” – they’re going to be calling you from (various) churches saying “Help, help, help us, help us!”

She continues by saying the Lord tells us not to call seminaries ‘cemeteries’ any more because He says,

“Call them up to be raised from the dead for I’m about to visit the cemeteries and the seminaries”, says the Lord…

“I’m going to visit, I’m going to visit and I’m going to cause even cold hearts to burn with fire…get ready, get ready, I’m going to send you out to the left, send you out to the right…”

This also reminds me of the word received at Ffald-y-Brenin in 2014 that the Lord is calling and resurrecting the Anglican Church out of its grave, as with Lazarus. (See this post, and this one for my subsequent observations on that promise.)

Also, on 30th October Dave Hood emailed these comments:

‘I don’t know if you have seen the Heidi Baker video but about 9 days ago, before I saw this video I had been praying and Psalm 133 came to mind and all of a sudden I get a picture of The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby – he is wearing white ceremonial full length robes, with some light coloured trim sewn on the edges as well as his mitre.

‘And he has a look of utter ecstasy on his face and he is absolutely drunk in the Spirit, just about standing, but his robes from the top of his mitre to the full length of his robes are completely covered with the Holy oil of the Spirit. So unctuous and thick is this oil it is like honey, viscous and full and it’s just dripping every where the hem of his robes is just leaving this wonderful wake, not a wake of death but a wake, wave of life, as he
gathers himself moving forward. I just sensed there was an anointing coming from the head of the church, the Lord Jesus, to, the head of the Anglican church in this nation. It was more than personal to Justin, it was personal to the Anglican church and this nation … and maybe this nation’s body as a whole …

‘but Psalm 133 was key, it was the unity.

‘So when I hear Heidi in this video clip prophesying re the Anglican church, I’m made up, but…as I continue to listen …God recalls to me what we have been studying in Acts about 3 weeks earlier.:

‘We had been sharing in Acts chapter 10 where we were looking at Cornelius and the opening of the door to the Gentile nations. We sensed and heard … that the call from Noah and his 3 sons at Ararat, was our call … in that Noah under covenant, as we, was
to go forth and multiply fill the earth after the flood and how our call is to go to the nations unto every ethnic group.

‘You are aware of my feeling regarding this nation having (to be) been turned upside down and resurrected, like the iron axe head RE- floating, its iron head being a raised Titanic, like Mark’s second opportunity, and how this resurrected and upturned, and over, iceberg of an island UK was to take our Lord Jesus, its King, to the harvest, the fields of Europe’s spiritual tundra … to subdue Europe’s king Baal and plunder his household, his servants, for believers and servants to Christ but as I watched the video clip … I heard the Lord say, from something, that 3 weeks earlier,

“Yes Europe will be saved, and I will send her Britannia made great, to aide me in my work, but I will also let you see, that those nations you would venture to … I will show you I have brought them to your door,”

‘…and immediately I understood the many various, not just nationalities that had flooded our shores, but the very many ethnic groups within those groups would also be present

‘so you can image the joy that God was preparing for these travellers, the alien, the widows, the orphans and the prodigals to his table, here in this our nation and land …

‘Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. To the praise and glory of God for ever and ever. Amen’

Many thanks, Dave Hood

[See also Dave’s contribution at the foot of Comments to Lion Bites: The Refining Fire]

Footnote: All this is particularly interesting because whilst discussing the purpose of a proposed new church in our diocese, the recently ordained deacon and Director of an Anglican healing foundation mentioned the bishop told him that ++Justin tells bishops to preach Jesus – which is what one would expect!

Biblical Wikileaks (3): God warns of corruption at the highest levels (listen up, all who rule)

Published last Thursday this third ‘leak’ drives the nail into the overarching theme of this week’s US election. Thank you for an excellent mini-series RJ

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         And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called ‘Benefactors.’” [Luke 22:25]

         In revealing His original and prototypical ministry model, the Lord Jesus set the perfect example for His followers in positions of authority:

         “But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant.” [Luke 22:26]

REJECTING THE LORD

         But like boiling the proverbial frog, it did not take long for His teachings on the matter to become completely rejected by later generations of “Christians.” The frog sits in the pan, in comfortable water, but if one turns up the heat ever so slightly and gradually, the frog will never notice, even to the point of being boiled alive.

         It is the enemy’s…

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What a week of prayer decrees and declarations!

Today’s decree, according to our progress through Keep Praying and Bless (outlined in UK/EU in/out #10: Prayer of Protection for Britain), brings a most appropriate decree and blessing to the first official day of New Britain’s new Prime Minister, Theresa May:

I AM THE RESTORER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS He prays to God and finds favour with Him, he sees God’s face and shouts for joy; he is restored by God to his righteous state.’ (Job 33:26)

“We decree, ‘God is the restorer of righteousness, justice and integrity to a nation!’

“We bless communities of the British Isles with being restored by God to righteousness, justice and integrity.”

Yesterday David Cameron tendered his resignation to the Queen, who then invited Mrs May to form a government. Our starting script for yesterday was wonderfully apposite in view of Nina having seen “This is MY country” during Trooping The Colour.:

I AM FATHER TO THESE ISLANDS – ‘You, O Lord, are our Father; Our Redeemer from Everlasting is Your name.’ (Isaiah 63:16)

“We decree, ‘Lord, you are Father to these islands and that you are our Redeemer from everlasting!’

“We bless the church in the British Isles with knowing the unconditional, super-abundant love of God the Father, a love that never fails, that always honours, always forgives and always blesses.”

In using the original schedule for cleansing prayer throughout the Olympic flame’s country-wide tour in 2012, those above prayers were specifically for Ealing and for Haringey. The next two days are especially fitting. Perhaps you’d join in and ‘rubber-stamp’ AMEN?

Day 69 – Westminster (residents, workers and government):

I AM THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES – ‘Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.’ (Phil 2: 9-11)

“We decree ‘Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father, and that His name is above every other name. At His name every knee should bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God. We decree that the government of the British Isles is on His shoulders’.”

“We bless the nations and islands of the British Isles with knowing and believing that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father, and we bless them with bowing the knee to the name of Jesus.”

Day 70 – The Olympic Park (we replace by ‘The City of London’):

I AM THE EXALTED HEAD OVER ALL ‘Yours, O LORD is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom O LORD and You are exalted as head over all.” (1 Chron 29:11)

“We decree that ‘You, O God, are the exalted head over all the British Isles and every nation of the world, that Yours is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty’.”.

“We bless the British Isles with knowing that Jesus is the exalted head over all, that He is Almighty God and that His is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty. We bless the people of the British Isles with the joy of knowing Jesus as their personal Saviour.”

Prayer of Protection:

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“Almighty Father, we come to You in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, and in that mighty Name we break the power of every strategy and assignment sent against the British Isles and Ireland – and against ourselves and…. We pray the mighty covering of the Living Blood of Jesus Christ over our villages, towns and cities; over our coastlands, seaports and airports; over our roadways, railways and waterways and traffic thereon – as well as over ourselves and….

“We ask that You release the angelic host to protect us from every terrorist attack and lift each citizen above every circumstance and crisis. We affirm the finished work of Christ over all demonic forces and decree: no weapon formed against the plans and purposes for the British Isles and Ireland will prosper. We also decree: no longer will violence be heard in our land, or destruction within or at our borders. We bless the atmosphere to be charged with peace and order.    Amen.” (Isaiah 54:17 & 60:18) 

Note:

Keep Praying and Bless prayer guide has been compiled by Caroline Anderson (The Well www.houseofglorynetwork.com), Jill Gower and Robbie Bain (Call to Prayer
http://www.call2prayer.co.uk)
Neighbourhood Prayer Network has adapted the guide for use in neighbourhoods with kind permission of Caroline Anderson, Jill Gower and Robbie Bain.
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Putin crosses a line – bans Russians from preaching the Gospel outside churches. Here’s the latest.

This comes with today’s news of Russia becoming the first world power outside the Middle-East to recognise and take military action against the trans-national Islamist peril (Debkafile Russian anti-Isis war from Syria to Caucasus).

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has just crossed a very dangerous line. He has just signed a law making it illegal for Russian followers of Jesus Christ to share or preach the Gospel anywhere outside the walls of their church, or even email their family and friends to invite them to church. What’s more, he has done so under the guise of preventing “terrorism.”

As I have been warning for a decade (see here, here, hereand in my 2006 book, Epicenter), Putin — who is fashioning himself as a rising Czar — is an increasingly dangerous despot. He continues to centralize government power and control to himself. He is trampling over human rights, the media, and NGOs. He is rebuilding the Russian military. He has invaded neighboring Georgia and Ukraine. He is arming and building alliances with Radical Islamic countries, particularly Iran.

Now, Putin is positioning himself as an enemy of Christ and His Church. If he doesn’t not…

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Is Brexit an ‘Act of God’? Yes, but it challenges churches!

Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7 NKJV )

Prophetic cloud over Windsor 2011

Cloud seen over Windsor, June 2011. Credit: Alan May

“We now need to recognise the outcome as an act of God – but so much of the future now depends upon the Church’s response”. (Revd Dr Clifford Hill: Deliverance Day!)

A vicar in Liphook, East Hants, spoke about God moving in Reading and said someone who definitely wanted the UK to remain in the EU woke up Thursday morning and heard the Lord tell them to vote ‘Leave’!

Insurance companies class the uninsured perils of that day’s floods as an ‘act of God’. The previous day, Brietbart News predicted a major ‘Act of God’ storm would upset billionaire speculator, hedge-fund player George Soros’ closing play of scaring undecided voters into the ‘Remain’ camp (see Brexit: Soros Defeated by Act of God).

As you know, that night saw an awesome turnabout. Pollsters were expecting ‘Remain’ to take a lead to victory throughout the night’s results. And so it seemed as the first result was declared and Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independent Party, conceded defeat. But a sudden and against-the-odds unexpected swing in the morning hours led to ‘Leave’ becoming the people’s decision. At over 17 million it was the largest majority ever seen in British electoral history.

As a leading politico-religious blogger remarks in Independence Day UK: Resurgence of Democracy; Restoration of Sovereignty:

‘The whole entrenched elite Establishment – Monarchy, Parliament, Government and Church – has been confronted by an epoch-making movement of ordinary people, including humble, devout and sincere Christians who have been tarnished with the whiff of sin and smeared with racism, all because they believe in democracy, national self-determination, and the ability to sack those who make their laws’.

Credit: Ton Snoei – link to Prophecy Today UK editorial

So what’s a secular, democratic decision got to do with God??  Readers of this blog will know the essential political points as well as spiritual and prophetical case for getting out of the EU, as listed in ‘EU In God’s Face’ (re-titled EU & Brexit).

However, as an intercessor friend witnessed at a weekend event, many churchgoers are very confused over the whole EU-issue and our future!  It begs many questions, the main one: why are church leaders woefully ignorant of the essentials?

Probably the main reason is that most of us are focused upon God’s Kingdom and prefer not to consider – even disdain – earthy politics and its distasteful reputation.

Nevertheless, the turmoil of this deeply divisive referendum presents church leaders not only with an opportunity for ministry and evangelism, but also and especially in the major challenge of why didn’t THEY know the Lord’s heart on this matter!!

For example, Anglican archbishops and theologians stood on and then fell off the wrong side of the fence. Justin Welby is reputed to have said he doesn’t have a direct line to God – why not?  Ordinary believers can and do hear clearly from our Lord, so why doesn’t he? – especially upon such an important issue!

The fact that many gave a clear prophetic direction of proven accuracy for the nation must now provoke leaders and members of all churches to start taking prophetic gifting far more seriously than before. Also, the office of prophet needs to be recognised and re-stored, as well as the extensive teaching, encouraging and manifesting Holy Spirit’s many gifts for the benefit of those not yet saved.

Churches should, therefore, now move powerfully in evangelism by telling how God told His servants a ‘taster’ preview of the EU-Referendum’s outcome – His purpose being to bring millions into the salvation HE purchased for them in His own Son’s blood. That is, it demonstrates God is real and loves them immensely, not wanting any to perish.

Prophetic Words Supportive of ‘Brexit’

So, let’s refresh our minds with a sample of prophetic words supporting ‘Brexit’ as an act of God; that He’s behind, directing and changing our alliance with Europe.:

  • 2005 Vision of Great Britain – Wendy Alec: extensive foliage and deep roots from Brussels overshadow, extract and erode faith and shackle people to ungodliness. The Lord wants us to restore our glorious destiny and awaken the lion’s heart.
  • 2012 Significance of Hurricane Sandy – Dr Sharon Stone: The Lord says,“Parts of these winds that are blowing, part of these winds that are bringing a re-arranging, are blowing away what has confused nations of their identity. We’re not the only nation that has been in an identity crisis. I believe that many of our nations have had skewed identity and the Lord is saying; I will bring you out of what you have designed by your own thinking and by your own hands – listen to that! – that I may redesign it by My thoughts and My plans”. (Emphases added)
  • Nov 2015 Prophetic Warning Urges “Come Out”  David Noakes
  • Dec 2015 Nations Shall Be Shaken, But Kingdoms Jolted – John Kilpatrick: the Lord admonished him not to exclude the latter half, because he “will see” it happen!
  • April 2016 Prophetic word & Picture of Britannia – Ray & Ruth Scorey: “Leave! Why? Because of the advance of the spirit of antichrist in the European union and…
  • June: Prophecies for UK’s Critical Time – ‘This is MY country’, The Lion Free to Roar, ‘Hang Him on It’.
  • June: Vision of Battle for Britain’s Birthright –  Veronika West, with many other prophetic visions and words of encouragements, especially The Violent Take the Kingdom by Force on voting day 23 June.
  • June: ‘Declaration of outcome in heaven’ plus words and visions to the network of Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival and Winchester intercessors; eg. here – here.
  • 21st June – ‘We felt the Lord powerfully upon us as I sensed Him say, “Thursday will be a NEW DAY for Great Britain”…’ – Ginny Cryer, Culture Changers.
  • [See fuller listing Prophecies on Brexit; attendee’s Polling Day observations here.]

In arguing my case for Brexit as ‘an act of God’, I’d also submit on the other hand that the exceptional opposition to the surprising turn of events comes from exposing and unseating of satanic strategies against people. In other words, we always know we’re on-track with the Lord and rattling satan’s cage when we’re met with an intensely severe reaction!

The history of lies and deception and post-Referendum sheer hatred, expose satan’s hand in stirring up deep, irrational and venomous opposition – even from clergymen, as blogger ‘Archbishop Cranmer’ encountered. (‘Never in a decade of blogging has so much bile and vomit been spewed in this direction…’!! – this post refers and even in Jan 2017, as here!)

Therefore, let us praise, exalt and glorify our Father, Son and Holy Spirit as He moves in subtle and open power across our nations here and beyond the English Channel.

Lastly, I didn’t look until now at the startling prophetic word received in 2012 by Dr Stone about an exceptionally violent hurricane. It’s surprisingly apt; especially in revealing not only the Lord’s intimate involvement in today’s upheavals but also His redesigning and remaking our national identity – a New Britain!

Furthermore, you may like to read about two amazing prophecies given 3 years ago which predict the timing, purpose and outcome of Britain’s politico-spiritual battle in 2016!

Further Reading

See Brexit, the Bible and Democracy: the Judgement of God is the Voice of the People for a thought-provoking scriptural perspective by Adrian Hilton.

PS – latest: Anglican Clergy Foment Hate Against Brexit Christians -clearly they reject outright Jesus’ command not to judge and thus not in the Kingdom of God. A fulfillment of Separation of the Bride and the Harlot (1993 prophecy of sifting the church!).