New things have come

Thank you Mike Parsons for this excellent reminder of who we are IN Christ – time to take stock and rethink, to be transformed by renewal of our minds (thereby able to check, ‘test’ and approve for ourselves what is Father’s will for us) Romans 12:1-2.

Sons Of Issachar

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott  

Comparing the old and the new

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come (2 Cor 5:17).

When Jesus came two thousand years ago, He came with a completely new perspective and radically reinterpreted everything the religious people thought they knew. In my experience, He still does the same today. Here are a few things He has shown us in a totally new light:

Prayer – we used to pray from earth asking for God’s help from heaven, hoping that God would hear us from a distance. The new way is to come to meet Him face to face, to come boldly to the throne of grace, sit on His lap and talk to Him.

Revival – this is such a huge desire and expectation among the Christian community…

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The Hallmark of the New

After having looked at the dozens of prophecies for a new era in church and society we now need to consider the ‘nuts & bolts’ of how we can assist their fulfillment. In this post Mike Parsons brings practical instruction for doing so based upon our identity in Christ.

Sons Of Issachar

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

What is the ‘new wine’?

In this series of posts we are looking at new wine and new wineskins. Last time we saw how the new wineskin is each one of us, both individually and coming together as a new order ekklesia, but what is this new wine? What does it represent? Here is some of what I have seen (and if you will engage with God for yourself, I am sure you will see some of this and more besides):

    • New governmental mandates and new government patterned after heaven. New revelation and understanding of how to expand the kingdom, subdue and rule from a new heavenly perspective of servant leadership.
    • New values and ideals. Jesus introduced the manifesto of the kingdom, a completely new way of living. As we have seen, the ekklesia is to be a reflection of heaven’s values, an embassy…

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National Day of Prayer for Great Britain – Friday 8th September

Courtesy of The Forge ministry:

‘Dovetail Shalom Ministries, along with David Hathaway and Dennis Greenidge, are calling for a National Day of Prayer for Great Britain; for Theresa May, Brexit, the unity of the UK, and for the nation to turn back to God and His Holy Word.

‘We have taken the Emmanuel Centre in Marsham Street London for Friday September 8th. The meeting will start at 10.30am and finish by 8.00pm. It will be a day of prayer and fasting.

‘God is speaking clearly – He says NOW! Time is running out and prayer is essential at this critical time. Following all the recent disasters our nation is in distress, being torn apart as never before. So we need to come together as His body to pray, to humble ourselves, repent and plead for God to have mercy to heal our land. 2 Chronicles 7:14.

‘It is interesting to note that September 8th 1940 was the National Prayer Day that led to victory in the Battle of Britain. It is exactly 77 years ago in the year 5777.’

Full details for participating in this nationally important event may be read in Dovetail Shalom Ministries’ urgent Prayer Alert.

Angelic warning: not all ‘Christians’ will enter the kingdom of heaven!!

Credit: Prophetic Art of James Nesbit (tap for link)

This account by Chris Bennett strongly reinforces the scripture quoted in my warning in Synod sides with satan to apostates within the Church of England and other churches (emphases mine):

AN ANGELIC VISITATION WITH AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR THE CHURCH

“So far – no further!” I heard the cry. It was repeated, “So far – no further!” I looked around and I saw him. An angel with sword drawn standing behind a line he had drawn in the sand.

“Tell God’s people, a line has been drawn in the sand this day. It is time for the shaking to begin in the Church. It is time for the people of God to stand up and be counted. The Lord has drawn a line in the sand and those who continue to deny Him shall be left behind.”

“What do you mean?” I asked him, “There are so many ways to deny the Lord. Please be specific.”

“Those who talk a good talk but whose walk falls short of their talk!” he replied. “Those who persistently and knowingly sin with no sign of repentance. Those who knowingly condemn others for doing what they themselves have never stopped doing. Those with a strong religious spirit who continually call others to repentance yet who continue to sin themselves.”

“What is their fate?” I asked.

“They shall hear those dreadful words, “Away from Me. I never knew you!” They will protest but in vain. Their fate will be sealed!”

My mind went to scripture, Matthew 7:21-23

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?” Then I will tell them plainly, “I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!”

I turned to the angel again and he said,

“It’s all there in God’s Word. The warning has always been there, but so many have either ignored it or they have not believed it. The Lord is a just God. He is merciful too when His people listen to His Word, and when they obey Him. He loves every single one but not every single one has even thought about His will, rather than their own. This is why there has to be a line in the sand. Thus far – no further!”

The vision faded – warning given and received.

Chris Bennett, 3rd September 2017

It’s not the End but the Start of an amazing, wonderful New Day!

It’s ‘kinda-coincidental’ that early on Tuesday morning two readers left encouraging comments on February’s post: Dreams and visions of Big Ben at the prophetical midnight hour – and that I saw that day’s headline on the clock’s chimes being silenced for four years and wanted to blog about that (see previous post). And it was opportune to use a graphic of Big Ben from an unknown source used to announce an intercessory gathering in Canterbury under the designation “It Is Time”!

The first of those comments was from Jonathan and followed up his earlier remarks,

‘With these prophecies I think it’s significant (as I e-mailed you at the time Richard) that the big prayer movement thing in South Africa that started early this year has been called “It’s Time”, as that was the message at least one of its organisers said God had given him.’

So I replied to him about that same title being used in a Canterbury meeting. Within half an hour of his commenting Sarah submitted this excellent, revelatory account:

‘I recently felt God saying it was a new day and I saw the sun rising. I was surprised as in Jewish culture a new day starts the evening and then its darkest before the dawn. But here was a new day like our culture is used to with the sun rising. So Malachi 4:2 makes sense to me in this context.

‘A couple or so years ago I had a vision / God video with music (which was playing on the radio), it was an Adele song “When the sky falls we all stand together” and I saw the children of God all hand in hand with Jesus amongst them. They were totally pure and clean, they were blameless. They walked together as the sun rose on a new day and then Jesus spoke to me. He said,

“It isn’t the end, it’s the beginning of an amazing and wonderful new day”.

‘I haven’t been the only one to say they get the general impression that they are walking into heaven on earth. I think we are as the Kingdom of God is expanding and now is the time that God is making all things new. I used to be scared of end times, but after that vision I wasn’t the same at all because God gave me hope through it. That there wasn’t anything to worry about, and that although I felt at the time like I was still a sinner, the reality was that I was blameless because of what Jesus did on the cross and there was hope in the new day we were all walking into, totally innocent children of God…’

To me (Richard) this is particularly pertinent because I’ve been musing about the distinct and stark contrast between the futures of the righteous and the unrighteous, between believers in Jesus and those who won’t. Scripture foretells worldwide judgments upon unregenerates but that those in Christ will safely escape Father’s wrath. Yet, in rapidly approaching that time, how does that difference manifest?  For a while I’ve wondered if the divergent, opposing theological views may somehow be reconciled…and then a ray of revelation dawned…

In considering how prophecies made by Jesus and Paul apply to the apostasy of the recent Synod I blogged about the Day of the Lord and repeat for ease of reference:

‘…it’s important not to overlook the fact that in quoting Isaiah 61 as His ‘mission statement’, Jesus opened that scroll in the synagogue and quoted the first verse only, and then stopped short (Luke 4:16-21). The Spirit of the Lord God was upon and anointed Him to preach the Good News, to heal the broken-hearted and bring release for those bound as though imprisoned. That was the purpose of His First Advent, but the subsequent verses allude to the anointing also continuing in His Second Advent, namely:

“To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God…”

In other words, Jesus’ mission was to proclaim the ‘Year of God’s Favour’ across Judea and Galilee and even into Samaria. It was implicit that the ‘Day of God’s Vengeance’ would follow in due course, and the subsequent revelation Jesus was given into that momentous future event was recorded by John in ‘The Apocalypse’. BUT the reference to that dread ‘Day of the Lord’ in the whole of Isaiah 61 is miniscule – it’s only one tiny clause in a long very positive, uplifting sentence!  AND the chapter’s remaining nine verses continue in the very same vein! (Check it yourself in NIV-UK.)

Therefore, whilst they may be severe shaking and demonic darkness the light, love and favour not only continues but also increases enormously for all those who are in Christ!

So thank and praise the Lord for confirming this in what You shared with Sarah…

SHAKING and RE-BUILDING the CHURCH in the UK

Thank you Lord and to Bill and UK Prophetic Words for this received yesterday because it confirms my thoughts on heresy and apostasy within the C of E. and thus encouraged publication of Synod sides with satan – risk of Anglican schism/shaking. (NB. emphases and italicising mine).:

I AM GOING TO SHAKE THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE CHURCH

I saw in my prayer time a vision; I saw a ruler, a plumb-line. As I contemplated this vision, thoughts and understanding came to me as to its meaning. I felt the Lord saying,

“Measure yourselves by my plumb-line. Align yourselves with my Word and my Spirit, for these two together are my plumb-line, these are my spirit-level.”

The traditional, institutional church and its recent decisions on same sex relationships had been on my mind.

I felt the Lord saying,

“Watch and see, as I do a rebuilding of my church. I am going to shake the foundations of the church in your land. The walls are going to rattle the floors will be shaken as I shake off, remove and level those and reject those who have rejected me. Those who have rejected my Word I reject. I am shaking the church out of compromise. The very foundations and structures of the church will be shaken. Many are choosing the broad path, the god of compromise. They have turned my glory into shame. How long will they love delusions? Rather than seek the truth.”

Many scriptures came to my mind, such as , “multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision “. Many leaders, many of the institution of the ‘ church ‘ will have to choose between the path of compromise or the path of conflict. The path of complacency or the path of spiritual fervour. Whether to be loved by the world, or be hated by the world.

“Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you; because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY”…“My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me. Since you priests refuse to know me, I refuse to recognize you as my priests. Since you have forgotten the laws of your God.”

“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap”

I felt the Lord saying,

“This is not a time for rejoicing but a time for weeping and wailing. Look around you, many who call themselves by my name who claim to be my ‘church’ have made an alliance with satan . Their leaders have forgotten the God and Father of their fathers through whom I gave birth .They have spurned and rejected my word so I too spurn and reject them. Measure yourselves by my Word says the Lord; let it be the rule and the plumb-line. If it does not measure up then throw it out! The stones with which I built my house are built on the chief cornerstone, and on the foundation of prophets and apostles. These stones are crying out against those who have contaminated my house, as the contamination spreads the house will have to be torn down.’ The ‘church’, this institution make their decisions and their rules but did they consult me?

“Consider the future as you look at the past, how many of my ‘churches’ did not measure up, or remain ‘true’ as measured by my plumb-line?

“Many are following the traditions of men. Consider the ‘churches’ which are not my church. Are not many of them now lying derelict, have they not been turned into theatre halls, bars and restaurants? They craved after idolatry so I gave them over to their lusts and cravings. But my house will be called Holy! My true and accepted stones are not institutions but they are living stones, inscribed with ‘Holiness unto the Lord’; the filthy, the unregenerate, the sexually immoral, the idolaters will be rejected.

“For I will build my house with the plumb-line of my word and truth and by the Spirit of Holiness, my eternal word does not change.”

I hear the Lord say,

“You cry out for revival but I say cry out in repentance! My house will be called a house of prayer and yet it is through my intercessors and prayer warriors that my Spirit will bring revival through repentance and supplication.

“There is a rumbling, there is a shaking, there is change coming. You who crave revival, consider that with it comes a cost. It comes through sacrifice, with revival comes rejection by some of your peers. The religious among you will spurn you and say evil things about you.”

As I wrote these things down it was like writing a transcript as the thoughts flowed. I filtered the thoughts through my knowledge of scripture.

And I thought Lord, why do you give me the hard words? There are those who will reject this for they want the encouraging words, they want words to make them feel good. They want words of promise and edification. They want words of hope and joy.

And I remembered the scripture: “The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the LORD of hosts.’”

If the great awakening comes it must be marked out with repentance, changed lives that will put away immoral living who will seek Holiness and separation from the world. Let them come to us to find shelter under our care rather than the church going to the world to be friends. Be friends of sinners, but not friends with sinners. The sinner and the seeker will find love, joy and peace in an uncompromising message, an uncompromising Christ.

“When I survey the wondrous cross, On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ my God! All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His blood See from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down! Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, Or thorns compose so rich a crown Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too small; Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all.”

Bill Jennings, 18th July, 2017

Prophecy for USA of fiery outpouring and mass deliverance

Thank you Suzanne Payne at UKPW for notifying me of this from Ryan LeStrange, and I’d draw attention to the concluding paragraph – emphasis mine on the Lord’s remark: 

World In Fire by Danilo Rizzuti

PROPHETIC WORD – FIERY OUTPOURING & MASS DELIVERANCE IN AMERICA:

Sometime ago while standing next to a prophet on a platform I was suddenly and swiftly swept up into the spirit. I was taken into stadiums in America and I saw eruptions of uncontrollable fire. The fire of deliverance was hitting in mass! It was not calm or pretty but violent in nature as the purging fires of heaven burned out demon powers. There was an intermingling of fire and glory that brought about mass deliverance. As I asked The Lord about what I saw He told me that there is a dimension of glory that is so heavy it displaces demons!!! People can be set free under the glory.

As I was in this vision I saw the fire of Pentecost knocking multitudes off their feet with upper-room power. There was an extreme outpouring of fire like what fell in Acts chapter two. What I saw was unlike anything I have ever witnessed in large gatherings. It was much more intense and radical.

The Lord told me, “It is coming!”  There is a fiery move coming forth. As we were assembled in TX at Upgrade, James Goll began to share dreams The Lord had given him about tremendous moves of The Spirit coming to America. As he spoke about what he had seen my heart leapt with excitement because it confirmed what I had seen in the vision.

The Lord told me this fire and glory will be carried by the pure! He is going to use those who have refused to change their message to please religious spirits. He is mantling those who have chosen not to bow to political systems in the church but have stayed tuned into what heaven is declaring. They will operate in next level fire and glory. The glory is a marker in this hour. It is the mandate! There is a strong, sweeping move coming!!! It is bold, it is untainted, it is fiery, it is raw, it is daring and it is glorious!!!! May we keep pressing until heaven bursts forth here on earth and great glory comes in our midst.

Ryan LeStrange, 11th July 2017 (Facebook – It’s Time For Your Upgrade!)

Paws 4 thought: Britain-shaped cloud and Smith Wigglesworth’s vision

A surprising 20 years-old memory got resurrected on musing over a scripture from a reader, itself arising from the impact of reading a prophetic word received about a cloud formation shaped like mainland Britain! So could the Lord have plugged them together?

Perhaps you too have been mulling over and seeking Him about that remarkable cloud and His alerting Chris Bennett that He’s “about to move as never before – cleansing and preparing for revival”.  If unfamiliar with that word you may wish to read it first and be in a better position to follow my musings:

When reading what Chris brought, one my friends far over the ‘Pond’ out in Tucson, Tony Puccio, had a vision of graves being opened!  His comment quotes Jesus’ well-known remark…

‘John 5:28
Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice. Take this to prayer Richard but I saw as I was reading this graves being opened. Hence the above scripture reference to those in their graves hearing His voice.’

I replied that very promise of Jesus had been stressed in John Kilpatrick’s recent teaching upon Things You Need To Know About The Soon Coming Of Christ. However, in blogging Chris’ words I hadn’t had the luxury of digesting their content, so ran off a hard-copy to read over lunch. Only then did I take especial notice of its photo:

Credit: Glocar Matt, Huddersfield, taken in east Midlands.

I sensed a number of things from the photo. Supposing that Tony may have had picked up on that too, I reply, “…you probably had this impression of opening graves because the photo clearly depicts a great subterranean burst of power – as when Holy Spirit revived Jesus in the grave!”

However, Tony clarifies with, “I saw that but that is not, at least to my knowledge, what gave me the vision. I was seeing it as I was reading your posting  (emphasis mine).

Therefore, I followed his recommendation of taking the verse and vision to the Lord and I contemplated the whole of the fifth chapter in the Gospel of John to get the verse into full context and thus put my mind into the scenario.

Jesus was being harassed by the Jewish leaders because He’d not only healed a man on a Sabbath but also instructed him to carry his mat, a forbidden activity on that day. Jesus told them He does only what He sees the Father doing and explained their relationship. Also, that it’s He himself who is the one in whom judgement is entrusted as everyone is expected to honour the Father and Jesus too, because the Father had sent Him to them.

It is a highly inspirational teaching and puts the words Chris Bennett received into a fresh light and that we’re not to marvel at such prophecy:

“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, the time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself. And He has given him authority to judge because He is the Son of Man.

“Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear His voice and come out – those who have done good will rise to live and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned…” (John 5:24-29 NIV)

Further meditation directed me to the stark contrast between light and dark in that photo. It highlights and contrasts the demonic darkness in our land with the glory of God, as though it’s going to burst through and dissipate the deep evil that broods over and directs the rampant ungodliness and badness overflowing like open sewers across too many parts of our nation, especially from the mass-media.

I’m reminded of prophetical claims 15-20 years ago by church leaders across Reading that satanic opposition would arise against Christians, not as may be anticipated from jihadists but from humanistic secularists and politicians. In those days, if not earlier, I had a vivid dream of believers taking refuge within Greyfriars Church in the town centre. The doors were locked against huge demonic shapes rampaging outside.

AN OPEN VISION OF BRITAIN

Also, the central location of the sun’s corona behind that cloud, as though below ‘northern ‘England’ and its Pennines chain, speaks to me of the open vision I had in 2004 of the map of Britain and society being so rotten that the Lord could easily tear it – and it did tear!  But a huge rock (of Christ) emerged through ‘the backbone’ of Britain’. This is the location of the Pennines hills, stretching north of the Midlands all the way to Scotland (see Comments Upon The Collapse of Society). Is it ‘coincidental’ the above cloud photo was taken by a photographer from Huddersfield, Yorkshire, whilst in the east Midlands?

SMITH WIGGLESWORTH’S VISION OF BRITAIN IN REVIVAL

Smith-Wigglesworth (1859-1947)

Moreover, in musing upon the glory in that photo and the amazing outcome of that specific word about graves being opened I was suddenly reminded of the radiant glow I’d seen 20 years ago beaming from an 80 year-old’s face.  He’d been a prayer partner of Yorkshire’s renowned preacher and miracle-worker, Smith Wigglesworth (brief bio at Assemblies of God FPHC).

In 1997 Revd Norman James was stunned when blessed with an astonishing vision of Britain’s distant future and simply stuttered, “I’ve just seen what Wigglesworth saw…no wonder he wanted the Lord to keep him alive for it!” (Read Smith Wigglesworth 1947 & 1997(!) Visions + few related ones and more links).  I understood it’s of the Lord’s glory coming to Britain and being rocked by the Holy Spirit in true revival.

But now my musings stopped in their tracks. I paused as this revolutionary thought got dropped into my mind: “Did Norman see graves being opened across Britain???”

If not literal, as in John 5:28, it could perhaps be metaphorical in that most citizens are the ‘walking dead’ ie. dead to God in their spirits and souls. But is the Word of the Lord now about to come to them, if not already doing so, and causing them to awaken or revive from ‘the dead’? – and therefore hear Him and respond and thus become ‘born again’ into the fullness of everything our Father has for each one of us??

With all that in my mind and spirit, dare I expect that those times are now at the door?

That it is so, is implicit in those prophetic words brought by Chris Bennett:

“I am about to move in Great Britain as never before”…“Prepare your hearts for a visitation of My Glory. I am coming soon – in fact, I am on my way now!”

MARANATHA! – Come Lord Jesus!

[Furthermore, let’s not forget the leader of Goldhawk Baptist Church’s foresight last year of the possible significance of Wigglesworth’s vision (in the year of my birth) for 2017 – read Watching What’s Happening In The Church – Jean Darnell Vision #3.]

Battle for Election, Brexit and Revival in UK

Thank you to Suzanne Payne for another received this morning and just posted on UK Prophetic Words:

URGENT VISION CONCERNING THE ELECTION BATTLE, BREXIT AND REVIVAL IN THE UK

I see a baby in the birth canal being born. I see an umbilical cord around the baby’s neck. Where are the midwives caring for the safety of what I am bringing forth in this season? One more contraction and the baby will come. It is imminent. The enemy seeks to choke this baby. Distraction of the intercessors is the enemy’s ploy to abort My purposes in this season. This is your opportunity to seek Me face to face and flow in My purposes. Be intentional! (2 Cor 6:2) (Ps 27:8)

Summon the troops to gather, even in twos threes and fours to stand in the gap between the porch and the altar.

Seek My strategy, it will work even now if you seek strategy from the King. Release the sound to muster, pray and seek My face. Decree that I will thwart the plans of the wicked (Job 5:12-17). Call forth revival. Call forth restoration of those things that have been lost and are not! I am the God of the impossible (Matt.19:26). Call forth what you don’t yet see as if it is and it will surely come to pass (Romans 4:17).

Visualise what victory looks like and speak it into being.

Therefore, come into alignment with My Will and purposes. Fast and pray for the warriors themselves to arise and position themselves for the battle. Pray for one another. Victory is on the horizon if you purpose to get involved as My storm troops. Storm the Heavenly realms with your worship, decrees and sounds of victory! (Eph 3:10-11) Call forth the victory! Sound the battle cry!

Val Williams 1st June 2017

Battle of Good vs. Evil: what does Jesus Christ teach?

The ministry team was hit by the emotional enormity of the previous night’s sub-human, demon-possessed barbarism. So, it was far from easy to focus and compose ourselves before the morning’s service for healing but the chaplain wisely reminded us of our Lord’s words. Then we sang to the King of Kings about His ruling over everything, and His Spirit joined with ours…So I’ve been brooding over those verses and the ongoing battle.:

In His famous in-depth teaching on blessings (‘The Beatitudes’) delivered to a multitude gathered on a mountainside, the one anointed in power by God’s Holy Spirit explained His purpose of fulfilling the ancient written instructions and prophecies that came from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Jesus’ mission was not to supplant or destroy them but to fulfill them. In saying so, He urged everyone to live so righteously that it exceeds that of the religious teachers, and thereby be able to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Moreover, in unwrapping authoritatively the purpose of the Torah’s commands about retaliation in order to avoid personal revenge, Jesus revealed it’s His Father’s overriding purpose to love everyone in practical ways.  His listeners had been taught to love their neighbour but to hate their enemy…

“But I say to you: love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain upon the just and the unjust.

“For if you love those who love you, what  reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors (Gentiles) do the same? And if you greet your friends only, what do you do more than others?…

“Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:44-48 NKJV)

There’s also Proverbs 25:21-2 promise, ‘If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink: for in doing so you will heap coals of fire upon his head and the Lord will reward you’ (Amplfd Bible). This doesn’t mean to harm them but to bless after the high priestly manner of igniting an offering to the Lord. So it implies the person’s mind may then be cleansed and changed, even unto repentance.

With all that in mind, I recalled having blessed an individual who’d taken exception to this blog’s claims about listening to the Lord, gifts of the Holy Spirit, the divinity of Jesus and my opinion of the Muslim Book. (Eventually, he said he’d been a ‘Christian’, albeit anti-Trinitarian for years, and now Muslim.)  So I simply wished him a similar encounter with Jesus as I’d had.  Therefore, you may wish to join me in blessing all those opposed to Christians and to the holy scriptures, especially humanists and Muslim fundamentalists, with a few blessings/prayers.

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth and Son of God, who came in the flesh, may each person who has false beliefs and doesn’t yet know the Living God be saved by Your grace and mercy, as well as being blessed to:

  • have a direct, personal encounter with You,
  • be aware of Your holiness and person-hood,
  • be convicted of and truly repent of their sins,
  • renounce satan and all its teachings and ways,
  • become born-again of the Holy Spirit and a disciple of Jesus,
  • come into a relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • etc, etc.

Amen…

Matthew 4 – what is “The Gospel of the Kingdom”?

Very appropriate follow-on to my recent 5-fold ‘God-incidental’ jigsaw pieces about the ‘violence’ of the Kingdom. (For a personal introduction to Richard’s work also read about peculiar events on the anniversary of his book ‘The Fellowship of the Secret’.)

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I am drawing out passages, now from the new Testament which particularly came to my attention during the writing of “The Fellowship of the Secret”. In fact, its original title was a “Busman’s Guide to the Gospel of the Kingdom” for that concept was humanly speaking what triggered my thinking especially in the context of the “Olivet Discourse” v14: “And THIS gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations and then the end shall come”. Typical of how my mind works I was intrigued by Jesus’ reference to THIS gospel [TOUTO to euaggelion] being preached as a witness to the world. Could Jesus have been referring to the gospel age? – I think not. For a start the gospel of the kingdom that Jesus and certainly his apostles will have been preaching will have borne…

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Alien destiny

ARC’s continued theme on destiny is worthy of careful study. It’s opened up a perspective upon my personal encounter with Jesus in ’89, which had featured UFOs, by linking that content into past occult activities. (My early blog The Heavenly Visitor – part 2 of ‘Death or Destiny? and recent republication of full testimony “Am Free!” refer.) Thank you very much Mike & Jeremy.

Sons Of Issachar

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott – 

In the pursuit of our destiny there is something we need to be careful of: coveting somebody else’s calling. If we do, it is possible we will find ourselves pursuing an alien destiny. I am not talking about little green (or grey) men, I am talking about chasing something God never intended for us, but for someone else. That can lead us into frustration and confusion because something seems to be constantly obstructing our path, hindering us or tripping us up. All right, no-one said it would be easy, but this is more than just obstacles to overcome, this is a dead end.

Arthur Burk calls it an ‘alien birthright’, and likens it to an immaculately constructed train track (complete with ballast, signals and crossings) laid across the middle of a cornfield we are called to cultivate: it leads nowhere, and meanwhile it gets in the…

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