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CATCH THE FIRE FARNBOROUGH LAUNCH EVENT

We are so excited to announce the official launch of the new Catch The Fire Farnborough Church! The launch event is happening THIS Saturday (September 19th) at 3:00pm (UK time) and we would love for you to join us at this online event using the links below. Duncan Smith, Co-President of Catch The Fire World, will be preaching and worship will be led by our own Worship Pastor, Jonny Bower. We are so excited for all that God is going to do, and we are asking as many people as possible to join us to hear the vision for this new church and to pray God’s blessing over the region. Please join us on Saturday and feel free to share this post with everyone you know!

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Last week’s Global Prophecy Signals on new Church also include Canada and USA (GPS #51.5 & #51.6)

‘…by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established…’ (Deuteronomy 19:15) 

So eight would carry some weight!! 

As prophesied some time ago, Kingdom-related events – even when not yet recognised – are rapidly gaining momentum. I trust the topics blogged over recent weeks may have given us a perspective, or perhaps just a glimpse. Here’s a reminder:

THEN, along came Wednesday 2nd September and a zoom meeting of a new church in Farnborough awaiting its formal launch, wherein the pastor brought an insight on Jesus’ focus being upon His heavenly Father and His purposes; thus He commands all that’s of the flesh and the devil to get out of sight behind Him (Mark 8:33).  And that applies today too! 

THAT was followed by a series of confirmations – perhaps even simultaneously – within various messages from around the world, as though via God’s own GPS. It’s His Global Prophecy Signalling system in action; or it may be likened to a shower of jigsaw pieces that fit together, thereby revealing details on an immense invisible jigsaw. This capture and scrutiny requires the teamwork of prophets, sensitive others and scribe.

Bringing prophetic pieces together

LET’S look at those pieces (or signals) as well as a couple of new ones and note their origin. It all began with having nothing special to blog, which is most unusual for a day set aside for blogging. Then along came the signals, or pieces, that reveal something in the Lord’s heart and mind for His followers:

  1. Wed 2nd evening: Farnboro‘ pastor’s Mark 8:33 insight – mine seeing ‘pillar of fire’
  2. Wed 2nd evening: Helen McS contacts me on times and seasons and shares link on Prophetic Releasers to N&C Johnson prophecy of SAME day in Australia.
  3. Thurs 3rd am: I answer Helen, note her link’s relevance, re-blog as GPS#51.1
  4. Thurs 3rd pm: Sarah-Jane B, Scotland, “I am moving. Follow Me!” GPS#51.2
  5. Thurs 3rd: Wanda Alger in Winchester, Virginia, USA writes as below…
  6. Fri 4th am: Lynne H provides link to Chris G Bennet, Rotherham, on God’s line in the sand
  7. Fri 4th pm: ‘God-incidentally’ note Veronika West’s (N. Ireland) brand-new posting with more on God’s line in the sand – ‘pieces’ 5 & 6 posted as GPS#51.3 & #51.4.
  8. Sat 5th; Maxine Phyllis in Nova Scotia, Canada, comments upon my FB version of GPS #51.3 & #51.4 as below…

THAT IS, after the weekend I learn of yet two more ‘signals’, this time via the ‘Bridge o’r Pond’: one from Winchester, Virginia, USA and the other from Nova Scotia, Canada.

On the day I was blogging on that special point from Mark 8.33, Wanda Alger also writes on it and, thereby, confirms the importance of this principle in When will the Church Recognize and Renounce the Political Pharisees?..:

‘….Lest you think our priority should be the Golden Rule right now, remember how Jesus stood up to the robed regulators of His time. Not only did He confront the religious elite, He confronted anyone who gave in to the fear of man instead of the fear of God – even His best friend, Peter.

“Get behind me, Satan!,” He said. “You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” (Mark 8:33)

‘Instead of focusing on our measure of compassion for the weak or our ability to submit to authority, we should be much more concerned with the spiritual forces at work behind the ongoing political propaganda created by the Pharisees of our day. Our efforts at being peace-loving people and benevolent servants are being manipulated by a spirit that seeks to destroy us. Rather than defending a conviction for wearing masks or challenging others to submit to the law out of fear, we should be recognizing the religious spirit that’s still at work.’ 

Upon returning to my desk this week I find this comment from Maxine Phyllis in Canada on my Facebook version of that double confirmation:

‘During my prayer time this morning I heard the Lord speak something I’ve never heard anywhere else, and it’s based on exactly this: the Kingdom relationship between the Father and Son manifesting on earth as they are in heaven. Not politics, not empty religion that exists to serve itself, but only that relationship which includes Kingdom sons who embrace the call of the Father to walk with His Son the way of the cross…’

The legislative principle ‘By the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established’ (Deut 19:15) also applies to prophecy because the existence of an event or new word from the Lord is being revealed and thus acknowledged. We have EIGHT!

SO we need to take note of what the Lord is saying and showing in the ‘invisible jigsaw picture’ – and listen for more ‘signals’ and watch out for more ‘pieces’ to fall…

Footnotes:
  • Image credits: Flying Puzzles by Nokhoog Buchachon and Teamwork by Franky242 courtesy Fredigitalphotos.net
  • Intriguing to see quantity of listed ‘pieces’ matches that of the picture (8)!

‘Global’ prophecies continue – “Get behind Me satan!” and ‘line of demarcation’ (GPS #51.3 & 51.4)

We’re blessed with a rather different weekend. This morning my wife is enjoying an online workshop with Encore Choirs and I’m taking time to update readers on more prophecies relating to what we heard in Wednesday evening’s online meeting. 

In his fast-track summary of Mark’s Gospel, pastor Christopher Bird explained this is how Jesus is rebuilding His Church to follow His example. Off the ‘top-of-his head’, he shared an insight when referring to lead-disciple Peter’s personal revelation and confession that Jesus is The Messiah. However, Peter soon received a severe reprimand to “Get behind me satan!” in payment for his own distressed rebuking Jesus upon hearing about His destined death and resurrection (Mark 8).

Pastor said that as Jesus’ continual focus is upon the Father and doing His will, then all else has to be utterly out-of-sight, discounted and ignored. All that’s of a personal fleshly and soulish nature and thus open to the adversary’s influence and harmonising with its ambitions, purposes and strategies. Therefore, these must be put aside completely. So too, in my opinion, is everything relating to the pandemic. 

Therefore, I was delighted to learn of a couple more prophetic words connecting by God’s ‘GPS’ into that teaching session.

Unusually for a Friday, as I’m normally offline, I got a 1/4 hour window mid-afternoon to watch a specific video clip from many that readers recommend but rarely get time to see.  BUT as I was searching I got nudged to check for anything new from Veronika West as my Facebook doesn’t get any feed from her page. 

AND it just so happened she’d published one only 2 minutes earlier, but I saw a phrase in the opening lines was misspelled and unclear. Veronika soon corrected it to read about ‘demonic madness’ – so had it been garbled by gremlins?

Here’s Veronika’s posting as GPS #51.3

I hear the Spirit say,

“MY HAND OF TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE IS MOVING IN THE MIDST OF THE MAYHEM AND DEMONIC MADNESS TO BRING SHEEP NATIONS FULL CIRCLE…WATCH AND SEE! FOR THIS IS AN HOUR AND SEASON OF DIVINE DEMARCATION AND A RESETTING OF BOUNDARY LINES AS MY FINGER OF JUSTICE AND FREEDOM DRAWS A LINE IN THE SAND…WATCH AND PRAY!

“DO NOT BE MOVED BY THE MANIFESTATIONS OF THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS, FOR NOW MY BLOOD DRAWS BOLD BOUNDARY LINES OF SUPERNATURAL PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION AROUND MY COVENANT PEOPLE…SO WATCH AND STAY ALERT AS THE LANDSCAPES OF MANY NATIONS ARE BEING SHIFTED, REARRANGED, REALIGNED AND TRANSFORMED….

“WATCH AS THE PRODIGAL NATIONS BEGIN TO COME TO THEIR SENSES AND CHOOSE TO REPENT AND RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD…

“WATCH! FOR THE YOKES OF BONDAGE WILL BE BROKEN OFF THE NECKS OF THE NATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN BESIEGED BY THE HAND OF THE ENEMY…SEE! FOR THE BLIND EYES OF MANY NATIONS WILL BE OPENED AND THEY WILL BEHOLD A NEW LAND OF PROMISE ON THE HORIZON, BELOVED LISTEN! FOR NOW THE SOUND OF VICTORY AND FREEDOM WILL BE UPON THE LIPS OF A RISING REMNANT AS THE MIGHTY WHIRLWINDS – WINDS OF MY SEVEN SPIRITS – BEGIN TO MOVE AND ADVANCE ACROSS THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH”..!

I’m grateful to Lynne H for letting me know Chris G Bennett had posted the following only a few hours earlier. Not only does he refer to the same principle as Veronika but also to Jesus rebuilding His Church – thus making GPS #51.4 – as follows:

There is Another Line in the Sand

Yesterday, I wrote about a line in the sand as the Lord applies it to us, but He also gave me an interpretation of it as applied to the forces of evil. I wrote that interpretation to a dear friend and the effect was such that I am prompted to share it wider.

I wrote : “I felt the Lord say over you, “So far but no further. I will only allow so much to attack you, then – no more! I am limiting the enemy’s ability to harass you. I am setting my army around you. You are mine and I will protect and preserve you. I have plans for you that are as yet unfulfilled. So I rebuke the enemy. Thus far – not one step further!”

Does this ring a bell for anyone?

I feel a move in the Spirit. I feel the enemy is being dragged back from the worst excesses he was planning. The Lord is rebuilding His church just as Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. He is restoring hope where the world has been openly mocking us. He is restoring faith where faith has been shredded and all but destroyed. He is sounding a rallying cry to every Christian who will respond.

“TO ARMS! EVERYONE TO HIS OR HER POST. LET THE TRUMPETS HERALD A GATHERING OF THE SAINTS IN A WAR-ROOM TO PROCLAIM AND DECREE THE GREATNESS OF THE LORD AND TO DECLARE FRESH HOPE FOR ALL MANKIND! IT IS TIME TO CALL A COUNCIL OF WAR IN EVERY CHURCH, EVERY TOWN AND VILLAGE. IT IS TIME FOR THE WATCHMEN TO WATCH AND STAND GUARD, FOR THE INTERCESSORS TO INTERCEDE DECLARE AND DECREE THE LORD’S WILL BE DONE, AND THE PROPHETS TO LEAD AS THEY HEAR AND SPEAK AND ACTIVATE THE WORDS OF THE LORD!”

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

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

Sarah-Jane writes: 

‘I AM MOVING! FOLLOW ME’

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

“I am moving”

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

“Follow me!”

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

“I AM MOVING!”

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

ANGELS OF DIRECTION:

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

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

I heard the Lord say this:

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

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

IT’S TIME TO MOVE!’

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

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

OUR RESPONSE:

We say yes Lord to Your call.

We say we will move!

We will count the cost and follow You Jesus.

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

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

Digital Globe by Cooldesign, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

An era is ending

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

Esther's Petition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NO MORE GAMES – DISCERNING THE TIMES & SEASONS

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

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

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

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

CHILDREN OF ISRAEL MISSED THEIR FINAL CALL

KING SAUL – LOST CALL OF GOD & SALVATION

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

ESTHER – RESPONDED TO HER “FINAL CALL”

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

MAKE YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE – IN THE SECRET PLACE

On the Mysteries of the Kingdom: God-incidence #2 – 50 years-apart testimonies meet at John’s Gospel!

PREFACE: Again, what I wrote on a Wednesday got confirmed within hours! (Previous)

After drafting this yesterday afternoon, I was ‘God-smacked’ and undone upon hearing a young man of 22 years expressing similar sentiments about the Church as I had at that age and earlier. And upon my reading out my references to scripture, he stunned me by saying the Lord’s been drawing his attention to the verses that strongly affected me!  Having graduated from Bible college, he’s about to plant a new church in London and apply that scripture; whereas over 50 years ago I got led astray through a personal perception. Today’s young apostolic church-planter is the son of the leader whom I’d already mentioned in the opening sentence below!!  Praise You Lord for such God-incidence – awesome!

Entitled ‘The importance of holy mysteries to Christian discipleship and prophecy,’ I didn’t anticipate this draft’s prophetic nature and later realised it’s better published in two parts under a fresh title.

Earlier this year a prophetic leader of new church had a picture for me during a ‘refresh’ coffee morning. Seeing a megaphone turn into a laser, he said it’s time for my blogging to move from ‘broad-brush’ coverage to a narrower, more incisive focus.  Hence, the fewer re-blogs of others’ prophecies unless they’re related to what I already know or can sense (thus confirmations or validations as ‘jigsaw pieces’ and ‘God-incidences’), or else are of especial significance.

Therefore as done recently, my personally-related introductions to re-blogs of others’ prophetic material. The next, by Thomas Harry, is directly relevant to my journey and  necessitates this full introductory blog to prepare our understanding of what Jesus is telling today’s Church.  As in #1, this comes with Thomas’ blessing for my action.

THE MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM

First and foremost, we need to consider what ‘mystery’ means in the Word of God:

His disciples came to Jesus and said, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” and He replied, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him (and her) more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore, I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand…” (Matthew 13:10-13 NKJV)

The New Spirit-Filled Study Bible provides this definition:

‘Mystery’, Greek ‘musterion’ (moos-tay-ree-on; Strongs #3466). From mueo, “to initiate into the mysteries”, hence a secret known only to the initiated, something hidden requiring special revelation. In the NT the word denotes something that people could never know by their own understanding and that demands a revelation from God. The secret thoughts, plans and dispensations of God remain hidden from unregenerate mankind, but are revealed to all believers. In non-biblical Greek musterion is knowledge withheld, concealed or silenced. In biblical Greek it is truth revealed (Col 1:26). NT musterion focuses upon Christ’s sinless life, atoning death, powerful resurrection and dynamic ascension.’

Jesus’ meaning of ‘mysteries’ is implicit in Apostle Paul’s writing to the church in Corinth on the western side of the isthmus between mainland Greece and the Peloponnese peninsular:

‘Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God‘ (1Cor 4:1)…‘And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing’ (1Cor 13.2)…’For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.’ (1 Cor 14.2)

References to ‘mystery’ appear nearly two dozen times, again mainly by Paul plus a few in The Apocalypse.  BUT note there are no references to either variant of the word in the Old Testament – so it appears this reference and related teaching were reserved only for new revelations that Jesus brought from our heavenly Father and God.

Moreover, that differential between Testaments emphasises a divine origin of especially reserved knowledge and revelation compared to that claimed for the supposed mystery schools of pagan religions, like those of ancient Egypt.

In my humble opinion, the meaning of ‘holy mystery’ is little understood and appreciated – perhaps even by those well-grounded in scripture – but is slowly improving as a result of the increasing interest in the prophetic.

As Biblical and anointed modern prophecy are dovetailing in these End-times, that state of awareness needs to change up a gear or two. Thus, all earnest followers of Jesus need to dive deeper into His living waters to be immersed in His mysteries.

Yet we do need to be wise and careful, and learning of the error in my own searching for those mysteries before I was blessed to be born-again may be a warning and help.

A PRE-CHRISTIAN JOURNEY

Readers of the two recent postings on the ‘God-incidental’ 21st anniversary of the solar eclipse of 1999 and ‘GPS #50’ on Luke 21 and the ‘Bridge over The Pond’ may recall the reference to my mother’s Catholic Sunday Missal.

When I was a youngster she’d take me to Sunday mass, yet I wasn’t sent to a Catholic school. The Latin liturgy was rather a bore but I began to pay attention to the readings in English and how they related to the Sunday’s picture in the Missal.

[NB: Next 2 paragraphs were read aloud to the young church-planter – Preface refers]

I recall thinking it must have been awesome to have been around Jesus and seen all He said and did. Also, two especially significant verses heard or read in mother’s book got embedded into my brain and, although buried in the unconscious, never got overwritten.

One was of Jesus telling his disciples they’d do greater works than He was doing! The other was by one of His closest followers and who surmised at the close of his Gospel account:If everything He’d done was written down there wouldn’t be enough room in the world to contain the books!’  (John 14:12 and 21:25)

In view of that eye-witness account and modern churches’ failure in the greater works, plus misrepresentation of their founder, I became convinced a lot of what Jesus taught had been lost, or even suppressed, by the early church. The truth must be out there somewhere, and so I decided to investigate and search it out for myself.

Next, having learned about the Western esoteric tradition, I was attracted at 21 years of age to a society that published books on the ‘mystical life’ and ‘secret doctrines’ of Jesus, thus claiming He was one of many perfected ‘masters’! Their claims were based upon Jesus introducing His disciples to the ‘mysteries’ – including reincarnation (Elijah coming as John the Baptist). Supposedly, these secret teachings continued down through the centuries in the practice of Gnosticism, the early Church’s great opponent that attracted false teachers and prophets. Gnostics claimed their initiation into the ‘mysteries’ brought them special revelations and wisdom, thereby setting them above ordinary followers of Jesus, as well as engendering all sorts of heretical theologies.

So, as a young man I got enticed and ensnared in the devil’s domain but only through the grace of Jesus Christ’s personal intervention was I brought into His Kingdom. He put me in a church that gave me a good grounding in scripture and pointing me in the right for receiving deliverance from the evil one. That’s another story, as outlined in Jesus Freed Me!

Having been immersed in that non-Christian, esoteric knowledge, I can attest that the difference between that deceptive discipline and holy revelations from the Lord is like the contrast between His Light and the devil’s darkness.

Born-again Christians have a personal, direct relationship with Jesus and so we can  hear His voice ourselves, and receive and operate in gifts from the Holy Spirit. Even so, all we perceive from Father, Son and Holy Spirit is to be weighed and tested against the plumb-line of the scriptures.

In the next post (scheduled for tomorrow) Revd Thomas Harry, senior leader of Falkirk Full Gospel Church, brings anointed teaching on “several scriptures that will turn our thinking upside down, simply by rightly dividing the Word of truth, by interpreting scripture by using scripture…to give believers a sample of where God is taking this generation….”

Another insight into global satanic strategy: are masks a trial-run? – part 1

This topic is rarely covered because I despise the enemy of our souls and its demonic influences. Hence, my not blogging on this for 5 years 5 months since the mini-series that began with musing upon a devilish plot to avoid the Lake of Fire. Now, another inkling dropped into mind last week and which I submitted to a few friends for weighing. I was surprised, therefore, to receive unexpected confirmation from other sources in UK, USA and New Zealand (reader Alex’s comment), as posted on Saturday.

Therefore, this isn’t for Britain alone, as I’d thought, but is globally relevant too. So let me expand upon the brief outline given in my personal appeal; Wake Up Church! 

NB: In all this please note I’m NOT saying or implying any of the Prime Minister’s or government’s decisions are directed by the demonic; only that they may be to satan’s advantage and thus benefit its ultimate agenda. 

PRAYER: Heavenly Father I ask you to protect each one of my brethren in Jesus Christ reading this by His holy sinless blood; also that access rights the demonic may have are thus rendered null and void. (I’d prepared this for publication a few days ago but awoke with excruciating hip pain on Tuesday that necessitates resting. A prophetical pastor who’s praying for me confirmed my suspicion of it being a demonic attack.)

MASK / MARK OF THE BEAST

Trying to return to sleep after waking early on Saturday 18th July I was suddenly struck by: ‘WE’RE ONLY 1 LETTER AWAY FROM THE MARK OF THE BEAST – WAKE UP CHURCH!’ (maSk…maRk)

That is, we need to realise that compulsory wearing of masks in public is a trial-run, or testing, the progress and outcome of which will inform and lead into the imposition of the infamous Mark of the Beast. It is a softening up and preparing the global population for such an eventuality, as foretold in the Book of Revelation. Therefore, it is increasingly important for Christian leaders to teach about being prepared for the End-Times.

Click to read ScriptureForAll Hebrew Interlinear Bible

[‘He – the Beast from the Sea – causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.’ NKJV Rev 13:16-17]

Upon recalling the gist of Revelation chapter 13, it dawned upon me we’re not only ‘one letter’ but also ‘one inch’ away from carrying the full marking, or ‘carved-effect’ (original Greek). The new legal requirement from last Friday imposes a mandatory restriction upon anyone wanting to go shopping and buy anything that focuses not only upon a person’s mask, thereby highlighting their forehead and eyes – its edge being on the bridge of their nose, is an inch below the forehead – but also upon waving a hand in order to buy without handing over cash or cheque, or tapping one’s own private code.

Note two salient points:
  • This Jewish year 5780 is that of Hebrew letter ‘pey’, symbolising the ‘mouth’ and its method of communicating: eg in praise and worship the Lord.
  • the spirit that works in the ‘sons of disobedience’ is also ‘prince of the power of the air’ (Ephesians 2:2).

Hence, the significance of events focusing upon the effects of everyone’s breathing!!!! AND the poison spewed out in mainstream media headlines and opinions that curses the nation!

Next, it occurred to me this is the 7th instance of this topic cropping up recently through unconnected events.

And they appeared as two lots of triplets!  The first 3 centered on a Friday, as told in End-Times Briefing 13; the second 3 arrived on a Monday (government’s muddle, data from White House author, top Hong Kong lab’s whistle-blower). Moreover, I came under a Jezebelic attack, which the Lord countered by more data. You may recall this blog gives copious examples of ‘invisible jigsaw pieces’ arriving like ‘GPS’ (global prophecy signals). The two confirmations mentioned above are the latest example.

Theological Perspectives

I ask that we lay aside any personal, doctrinal preferences when reading Revelation because there’s EIGHT theological interpretations of this profound book, as summarised in my study Bible. Let’s not, therefore, be too dogmatic in assessing my remarks. In my humble opinion, the Lord may permit the imprecision in order to ‘play His cards close to His chest’, keeping the adversary in the dark.  Therefore, if we adhere to a dogmatic ‘timetable’ then satan’s strategy could blindside us by imposing the Mark by nefarious means and catch us in its snare unawares.

Our adversary would want to prevent any possibility of a global Revival and harvesting of souls by getting peoples’ unwitting allegiance to its schemes and thus consequential damnation!  Heaven’s reaping would rob hell of its harvest of humans!!

With reference to my recent Briefings, Jane H asks: “Regarding the mark of the beast surely this will not proceed revival will it?  How can we spread the gospel to anyone having the mark?”

Clearly, Jane has Rev 14:9-11 in mind and which clearly implies those with this Mark are owned by satan, and thus share in its decreed doom. These dread scriptures foretell no possibility of changing allegiance away from satan in this event. However, it may be possible for those who didn’t take the Mark to be saved during an individual’s ‘revival’.

Some may argue the Mark of the Beast won’t apply to the Church because we will have been raptured into heaven (‘snatched up’ – 1 Thess 4:17) before its introduction: ie. the Mark is imposed during the 7-year Great Tribulation. I find, however, scripture does not unequivocally support that view – for example:

  • Rev 12:17 – And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
  • Rev 13:7 – It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them.
  • Rev 14:12 – Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. 13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on’,”
  • Rev 15:2 – And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.

Dr David Pawson’s Opinion

In his overview of the epic story of God’s relationship with His people,  world-renowned Bible teacher David Pawson ‘unlocks’ The Apocalypse in 200 pages distilled from a ‘lifetime’s worth of insights’.:

Chapters 6-16…’are relevant to all believers, whatever their contemporary situation…The main motive for preparing to be faithful under pressure is to be able to face Him without shame. Perhaps that explains the reminder inserted between the 6th and 7th bowls of wrath (incidentally, confirming some Christians will still be on earth at the time): “Behold I come like a thief!…” (Rev 16:15…)

An Informed Reaction:

One reviewer’s response:

“The LORD has set you as a voice, to blow the trumpet and get The WORD out. Absolutely; we are seeing the governmental systems and structure of the beast trying to shape out in a more vicious form in the earth. Many political leaders of nations do not know what they stand against; some decisions that they implement are not theirs; if the grounds are lost in the spirit by The Church and the enemy gains a right to impose a sentence; the governments over nations can wield little or no power of resistance. We must realize that when we also pray and gain victories in the spirit; the leadership of nations will have the power to resist the already established victories in heaven. Things are shaping out; the direction of the dance moves that policies reflect shows us what grounds must be contended for to be regained in the spirit. The antichrist is more than a person taking up an office; it’s major stronghold will be the system it sets up; rather than who becomes the figurehead”

Another friend reports encountering email gremlins when replying to me, as in part 2.

Vision of a great shaking and revival coming to New Britain – 2016

The close of the previous post refers to an extremely unusual ‘coincidence’ concerning Mabel Boyd, a sister at The Gate, Reading, and whom I knew years ago during my attendance there. As she says, “It’s so good that God knows our names!”

Upon returning to my desk last Monday I found an unexpected tranche of messages in the working group for setting up last February’s One Voice Prophecy conference. They begin with Mabel’s copying the text of her pastor Yinka Oyekan’s prophetic vision from four years ago. I asked about the reason for raising it and she replies:

“The prophetic vision came up on my facebook. I decided to take the time to re-read the post. I was deeply moved by the contents. I sometimes look at older prophetic words to see if they speak of what is happening in our nation now. I see this vision as prophetic in contents. I believe this word is active at the moment.”

Upon reading Yinka’s vision I realised it needs republishing as a development upon mine of 2004 – but then got bowled over when Mabel’s name popped up unexpectedly, when about to publish that post!! SO, the Lord’s confirmed it’s TRULY ‘ACTIVE’ and a ‘NOW’ WORD!!!

In its first publication on this blog I mused upon it being what the Pentecostal preacher-healer Smith-Wigglesworth and, 50 years later, his prayer partner Norman James may have seen of Britain in full Revival Glory (as told here):

A PROPHETIC VISION OF THE UK

There is a shaking coming to this nation unlike any that has been seen in a generation. A fulfilment of many prophetic words. God is about to move in ways that will cause the foundations of Hell to shake and the pulpits of the churches to rattle and some to be replaced. The normal acquiescence to what are considered cultural norms are about to shift.

I saw in a vision Father and He had stood up and was calling out the names of His sons and daughters, and pointing to the Cross and they came running to Him. On the streets of the UK, scales were falling off their eyes and many had a change in their countenance as they heard His voice and stood in His presence. They were transformed into courageous prophetic individuals fearless and willing to hold leaders and brothers and sisters to account.

I saw that it is not just political organisations that will be shaken in this season. I saw ecclesiastical structures and organisations being shaken. I saw crowns falling and thrones being removed. A grass-roots call for the church to return to the word of God and its foundational truth will take hold as believers become desperate for a Christianity that is authentic whilst embracing, kind but honest, pure but forgiving, reflecting of true holiness and unwilling to betray the Blood of Jesus Christ.

I saw city after city in a revival of a love for Jesus as the Glory cloud descends. I saw in the vision intercessors suddenly burning brighter, as if the Lord had turned the dimmer switch to its brightest setting, they became like glowing ones, like the angels. I saw in this vision flames of fire raging through the heavens as the tongues of prophets became like tongues of fire, a holy fire.

I see a deep conviction coming upon the church about its moral laxity and complacency, and I see the bride of Christ released from her constraints as Father’s love descends and takes a hold of this United Kingdom. And then I saw the streets filled with multitudes worshiping God with tears and with hands raised in exultation as the orphan spirit over the nation was broken and the nation turned once more to her Father in heaven.

“When Lord?” I said when I saw the vision and He said,

“Soon son, soon. Tell My people to prepare their hearts so that on the day of My visitation they will stand, and tell her leaders I want My church back, and tell My sheep in this outpouring that started in Reading, it’s them and their sons and daughters I wish to empower. So come to the waters and drink.”

Prince Yinka Oyekan, 16th July 2016

Notes:

For more see Revival in Reading: 1,200 People Turn to Christ in Just 3 Weeks

Upon visiting Yinka’s Facebook and church website The Gate, I noticed they meet in the building previously used by Tilehurst Free Church (Baptist), which was planted by Carey Baptist in central Reading. I attended TFC from 1990, was baptised by Revd Barry Kirk and stayed until marrying my dear Nina in 2002, thereby moving to East Hants.

This reminded me of a vivid ‘flash image’ I had in a service at Meadway in the mid-90’s of a nuclear explosion but in reverse! It was about the time most Reading churches started praying together. I understood the image to mean the Lord’s power would unexpectedly explode but it would come inwards to the town and thereby get concentrated.

Let it be so Lord…

A Declaration over the Church in this New Season – Passion for the Nation

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CHURCH

“As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.”  (James 5:11 AMP)

We thank You and praise You for the work of Your Spirit in our lives through this season, we thank You for the new mantles You have given and for every new desire, method and strategy You are releasing from Heaven. We speak the release of every ministry into their God-appointed place and position – and we declare in this day: God’s people will live out of the fullness of the blessings received through Jesus Christ.

We come into agreement with Your word in Joshua 1, “I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses,” and we call God’s people into a new season of walking the land. We call forth those who pray for the streets and the communities, we call forth those called to bring healing to the land and we call forth those called to reopen past wells of revival and transformation. We declare the fullness of the Father’s love and His Kingdom’s purpose of peace and righteousness will be released across the land.

As Lockdown eases and the ‘new normality’ begins, we thank Him for the greatness of the plans and purposes He has for individuals to partner with Him to bring awakening to this nation. We stand in our true identity as the children of God and we decree and declare the power of the resurrection life of Jesus will overcome every work of the enemy seeking to delay, rob or destroy.  In the Name of Jesus, we declare over individuals, ministries, businesses and churches: this is the season of re-set, restoration and restitution, and we decree new levels of faith and hope will arise upon His people.

We declare His grace is sufficient, and we speak the release of finances, resources, strategies, and connections that every Kingdom plan and purpose will be fulfilled.

 

NB: We have posted some new videos onto our YouTube channel. I would particularly like to recommend one called – A Legacy Key – which is a useful aid in understanding the Christian heritage within our nation, and a set of three – A Tale of Two Systems.  This set looks at the fundamental differences between the worlds systems and the Kingdom of God.

Suzanne Ferrett, Thursday 23rd July, 2020 – Passion for the Nation

Necessity of an End before a Beginning! – Steve Hepden

THERE HAS TO BE AN END BEFORE A BEGINNING

Whether it is a new beginning, new day, or new season many are sensing, or wanting something new to happen. If we are in a pause there must be a reason, because it won’t last forever. Could it be that God is saying things to us about need to change, or at least be open to change? Perhaps it’s more an interruption than a hesitation, and it has pushed us out of whatever we think normal is. Many of us have been stressed, disturbed, shaken and stirred; we don’t know whether we are we coming or going.

New words have appeared such as Zoom, which many of us have used in our communicating to others, even to other parts of the world. A dear friend of mine living in New Zealand spoke by Zoom to a church group in Cyprus and had some join from Scotland, England and France. That wouldn’t have happened before Covid-19, because most of us had never heard of Zoom!

We do have a propensity to stay where we are with what we have in the old and the traditional, or it could be that in moving forward we attempt to bring a few things with us that should stay in the old, but letting go of ‘things’ for many of us is difficult. Yet God is saying, “I’m going to bring good out of this, and do a new thing.” The response by the religious leaders in Jesus’ day was, “We’ve always done it this way!”, but that statement contributed to His death. They didn’t like change; they didn’t want change, so they resisted the purposes of God.

When the Church began in an upper room with a tornado suddenly appearing inside the room, and if that wasn’t enough flames of fire landed on the peoples heads, with every one speaking in languages they had not known before sounds quite bizarre, but it was the magnificent manifest presence of God doing a new thing. These wonders of God were a sign, that pointed to Jesus and thousands came into the Kingdom through the ‘New’ Birth. If that kind of manifestation happened at the beginning of the church, what is going to happen to us in these days? I say, “Lord do what you think is necessary to fulfil your purposes.”

When Jesus said, “It is finished”, He meant it. We want to go into the new, subtly or stubbornly hanging onto the old. New means new, which says to me, ‘you’d better let go of that which will only hinder and undermine the new.’ What John was writing about in chapter One of his Gospel was a New Creation. The old had gone, the new had come. God came down incarnate in Jesus to be with us. The New Age, the Kingdom of God was announced; it was a new beginning!

There has to be an end before a beginning. That could mean us finally dealing with ongoing issues in our lives, the stuff that has hung around afflicting and condemning us.

When Jesus cried out on the cross “It is finished!”, He meant it, for everything concerning Him was accomplished, including the fulfilment of the hundreds of prophecies that spoke about Him. What was finished in the past, is still finished in the present, and it will remain finished in the future! Not only can we live in His finished work, but we can also live in the new beginning of the His resurrection, because it is this, that makes Christianity so different from religion, for we worship a real, living person not just a few dead principles to live by. God is preparing us, and changing us, so that we will respond and cope with whatever He brings to fulfil His purpose. I’ve come to far to look back. x

Steve Hepden, Sunday 19th July, 2020

Are there prophets today and does it matter if there are? — JRB Publications

Rather than read longish blogs, papers and articles on-screen I prefer to print a hard-copy to peruse at leisure over coffee – the better ones’ getting their important points daubed over with a highlighter pen and mulled over (as with Thomas Harry’s directive from the Lord, An Urgent Word for the Global Church). John Barber’s linked below is one such blog, which I read a few weeks ago and tick-marked much of what he writes. I hope you, too, will appreciate this item for I’m pleased to find we almost see eye-to-eye, and so this serves as an introduction to John’s writings:

Are there prophets today and does it matter if there are?

Read at Are there prophets today and does it matter if there are? — JRB Publications