My chains fall off…freed at last from satan!

Months after that night of destiny in 1989 I trashed my occult and New Age books, but  I still had a few items very significant to membership in those occult brotherhoods. Very soon, however, troubles brewed up within my relationships. And they got worse, and worse. So I asked for prayer help and I gathered all those remaining  things, such as ritualistic items and pictures. Right at the peak of my trouble I heard an almost audible voice instruct me,

Burn what you’ve collected – NOW!”

Never, ever, would I have believed what was to happen next:

Out in the backyard I piled those items onto an area of gravel and, putting a match to them, I sincerely repented. Fanning the flames, I apologised deeply to God for all my past rebellious, sinful activity and specifically renounced all the evil connected with and arising from my occult associations.

As I asked God to forgive me, heavy invisible shackles suddenly dropped off my wrists!

I felt, and was, free, completely free – exactly as is jubilantly sung in Charles Wesley’s great hymn And Can It Be? 

WOW, from despair to jubilation within a split second!  What utter freedom!  Praise Him!

That hymn’s lyrics present the simple yet sublime salvation found in our Father’s good news about Jesus.

How aptly the third verse describes my personal situation and what had just happened – my wonderful liberation from invisible bondage to satan.:

1. And can it be that I should gain
An int’rest in the Saviour’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued?

Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God shouldst die for me?

2. He left His Father’s throne above,
So free, so infinite His grace!
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race!

‘Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For, O my God, it found out me.

3. Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night.
Thine eye diffused a quick’ning ray:
I woke the dungeon flamed with light!

My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

4. No condemnation now I dread:
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine!
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,

Bold I approach th’ eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

If you’re unfamiliar with Charles Wesley brother of the renowned evangelical founder of Methodism, John Wesley, you may like to read the brief note at the foot of this page of lyrics from Scripture and Music.

Click image to hear one of the greatest hymns as broadcast some years ago in Songs of Praise, thanks to Fabio Ramsay.:

I will rejoice in the Lord, I will exult in the victorious God of my salvation! (Hab 3:1)

[For overview of full testimonial see “I’m FREE!”]

Jesus leads me to those with similar testimony as mine

The Father has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in Whom we have our redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. [St Paul’s letter to the Colossians 1:13-14, Amplified Bible.]

On top of needing to test Christians’ claims of hearing God direct and for which I got astounding personal evidence of that regarding false teachers and their falsehoods, I wanted to know lots more about Jesus.

In my wariness of religious folk I’d assumed none would be able to comprehend my story as they’d be ignorant about those things. Doubtless, none would have been through my kind of bad, meditative ‘trips’ – or so I thought!

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Jesus opens my Bible to answer my ‘newbie’ questions!

TO GOD ALONE BE THE GLORY

My testimony to the Lord’s saving grace as told in the recent posts, was among the first postings on this blog in December 2011 and entitled Death or Destiny? Choose Wisely. I was reticent to go into any depth about my bondage to satan but, in view of today’s widespread ignorance, I told the full story in 7 installments for the event’s anniversary in 2013 (No 7 and My Journey Into Freedom). Over discussions here and on another blog last year someone thought my brief references to Islam indicated my ignorance of it and of deism in particular. So, for the record I augmented the account with necessary detail. Now for newer readers’ information, we continue with the final three parts and a NEW question 3 inserted below:

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GPS #22: Des Branagh’s word and Veronika West’s visions of the Sword of the Lord

I trust this post’s content and my insertion of dates indicates why I consider it and the related recent postings as being ‘God’s Global Prophecy Signals’.

Ben Kay’s email of 14th September introducing the word Des Branagh received on 27th August entitled Make Your Preparations continues:

‘A few hours after initially reading Des’ prophetic word the following Scriptures stood out from Psalm 107 as they were the first words spoken in Pastor John Kilpatrick’s sermon from ‘Church of His Presence’ that came on GOD TV last weekend [9th Sept – RB]:

23 Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business on great waters,
24 They see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.
25 For He commands and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves of the sea.
26 They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths; their soul melts because of trouble.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.

‘In addition, the sudden increase in tsunami alerts issued by the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center has been noticeable. 21 alerts came into my inbox over the last month in comparison to just one alert in the previous four months, which stemmed from much seismic activity in the last month.

‘However, in light of Veronika West’s prophetic word entitled Urgent warning for the world [12th Sept] that arrived in my inbox yesterday via Richard’s Watch, I sensed a pressing need to forward Des’ word.

‘Both prophetic words start in AN ALMOST IDENTICAL WAY and are similar in nature:

  • urging us to make preparations,
  • rebuking us for not listening,
  • warning us of righteous judgements,
  • calling us to repentance,
  • asking us to pray.

‘For background information…Des and his wife Jan love Europe and have been bringing God’s love and His word to their community in France until recently.’

Being away from my desk as usual over Friday-Sunday 14-16th and having scheduled items relating to my ‘spiritual birthday’ I did, however, catch brief sight of Ben’s stirring communication and attachment on my phone. So I printed off hardcopies to read and mull over the weekend, which is when the Cat 4 Florence hit USA. Its controlling high pressure system effectively ‘debunked climatology’, thus indicating it’s a God-thing!

So I noticed the references to mighty meteorological and geophysical global events with resultant flooding and chaos in what I was reading from Des Branagh.

Then on Sunday 16th along came Veronika West’s account of having seen a sharp, sickle-shape fly across America. I noted it’s just like the unexpected overland track of hurricane Florence, as illustrated in the first part of my record-breaking post Prophecies of the Spiritual Significance of Hurricanes Striking the USA.

This prophetic word closes: “WATCH AS THE SHARP SICKLE OF MY JUSTICE AND JUDGEMENT NOW FLIES FORTH ACROSS THE NATION OF AMERICA”.

[Definition of ‘sickle’: a short-handled farming tool with a semicircular blade, used for cutting corn, lopping, or trimming – that is, a curved sword!]

The next morning, Monday 17th she describes a vision of 7 whirlwinds, part of which directly relates to the parable in my ‘exploding Bible’, which caused me to start writing on End-times in 2009 (The Endgame Is Now In Play). On Monday Veronika heard ,

“THE WHIRLWINDS OF MY SPIRIT WILL GATHER THE WHEAT AND SCATTER THE TARES, THE WHIRLWINDS OF MY SPIRIT WILL CAUSE A GREAT SHAKING, SIFTING AND SHIFTING TO TAKE PLACE IN THE NATIONS, WATCH! FOR A DIVINE DISRUPTION HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED UPON THE NATIONS”!

That night Veronika had a ‘strange dream’ that connects directly into the word Des was given exactly three weeks earlier, wherein the Lord tells him,

” I AM SENDING MY WORD! MY SWORD!”

In this dream about the USA Veronika is clearly told,

“…THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH IS COMING SUDDENLY LIKE A SHARP SWORD WHICH WILL NOT ONLY SEVER THE STRINGS OF THE PUPPET MASTER BUT THE SWORD IS GOING TO FALL UPON THE HEADS OF THE WICKED…” 

To conclude, we therefore notice several dates over the course of three weeks on which servants of the Lord bring or convey similar words relating to a great global shaking by means of upheavals as a result of humanity’s unrighteousness, and thus urging us to repent and prepare for the return of the King of Kings!

Triple validation of Jesus’ visitation

A little time was needed to gain a fuller understanding of that awesome visitation – the absolute holiness of the Lord Jesus Christ in contrast to my personal sinful nature. No wonder I expected to die and was convicted of my sin!

That encounter used two very personal aspects of my life to grab my attention, thereby validating the experience as real, not an imaginary one. Even more amazingly, both validations are directly related to the 1st and 2nd Advents!  Thus, they couldn’t fail to enhance my interest in End-Times and which had been launched a few years earlier by The Invisible Hand (described here).

The First Advent was the time when Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea about two thousand years ago. Hence, the four weeks leading into Christmas are designated within the church calendar as Advent, and which start the church year.

The Second Advent is coming soon and is expected to begin in the city of Jerusalem.

FIRST VALIDATION

I inwardly ‘knew’ the heavenly visitor was indeed Jesus, and that the impressive action was a foretaste of his promised return, when He will come in all His power and glory.

The event reminded me of my favourite picture in mother’s Missal, or service book of the Roman Mass.  This gave the content of every Sunday service throughout the year with a diagram symbolising the theme for each service.  As a boy keen on astronomy I’d been fascinated by the picture for First Sunday in Advent. This depicted Jesus standing on the clouds over a burning earth in the midst of sun, moon and falling stars, indicative of events before his Second Advent! Continue reading

…The night Jesus Christ takes me to task and rescues me!

Upon awaking twenty-nine years ago today (14th September 1989) I knew events in the early hours had been a landmark in my destiny. The previous evening in Pangbourne, Berkshire, I’d firmly shut the door to hearing any more about God’s Good News! But the night had been spent at 212 E_Road in Stockport, Cheshire, for a life-changing event. (Hence my laughing at the title of yesterday’s post GPS #21.2: God’s Voice Thunders. That number had also cropped up after I first blogged about this testimony!)

In a most unusual dream that night I went back in time and place. A dream so lucid that nearly 30 years later it remains vividly etched within me. Here’s what happened (dream content blue font, comments black italics).:

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The day I shut the door on God’s Good News…

‘Twas a fateful day twenty-nine years ago today. It was written in my destiny – perhaps in heaven too? That evening I was to entertain a young man, barely an adult, only to end up discretely disagreeing!

I didn’t know a false gospel had lured me to the Devil’s Door. It wasn’t a normal door but a trapdoor and about to be sprung with me standing on it! In abject terror I groaned “My number’s up!” because I’d unexpectedly and suddenly come to the end of my life!

What’s more, I was absolutely terrified to realise hell’s now below me and I’d be heading down there – even though I didn’t believe in it! I was wrong – so badly wrong!!

Being anti-Christian had been a serious mistake – but it was now far too late! Yet I’m now able to tell this true story purely for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.

How did I get there you may ask. And, how on earth did I get out of it?

To recap briefly the story thus far, as told in I’m Free!, we return to the evening of Wednesday 13th September 1989:

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7th Anniversary: Father, Your Kingdom Come (GPS #20.4)

DEDICATED TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

And To Every Follower, Contributor and Visitor To This Blog

What happened during the first week of September 2011, followed by the Lord strongly and repeatedly nudging me, led from my emailing friends and a few church leaders on End-times to blogging for the world to read my musings – should they deem them to be of interest.

I hope this ‘ping’ or ‘echo-signal’ of GPS #20 may give an indication of how heavenly Father, Son and Holy Spirit may be moving in our nations.

First, let me tell you about a meeting Nina and I attended seven years ago today, on Sunday 4th Sept 2011 in Winchester Vineyard Church. We’d been unable to attend the first Revival Alliance Gathering over the previous three days held in London and so we looked forward to what the Vineyard pastors Revd Hugh and Ginny Cryer were to bring. [Remember, I had absolutely no knowledge of what Bill Johnson had prophesied there about 1st Sept 2011 being a turning point for Britain, as recounted in GPS #20.3]

I was visibly stunned when one of the other Vineyard delegates described events that harmonised well with an unusually revelatory dream I’d had the previous day, Saturday 3rd Sept. Note the above graphic’s falling jigsaw pieces, with implied snowflake motion, are very similar to what I saw in this dream:

FATHER, YOUR KINGDOM COME!

“I’m in an open-plan, modern office environment overlooking a town centre. Upon glancing out of one side’s extensive windows I’m amazed to see a large white cube flying very low over nearby buildings! (It’s about the size of a Hercules transport plane.) Watching, I see a few more similar cubes follow and fan out in different directions.

“Then I look from a different quarter’s aspect to see where they’re coming from and am notice this view is from a much higher floor and over a different location! Then, a couple of cubes hover and discharge some cargo, which floats down to settle on the ground – rather as furniture vans deposit items outside a house.

“However, I’m seeing into a room being set up, as though the building itself is invisible! A large wooden table and its several chairs are already there as white porcelain bathroom furnishings descend, but remain hanging in space!

“In a flash I understand what’s happening and, without thinking, hear myself comment aloud, “They’re setting up The Kingdom!”

“Someone else watching disparagingly quips, “Oh, that’s your perspective”.

“Again I’m surprised by my immediate, unconscious retort, “I studied perception at Uni!” (ie. in physics and in psychology, and am thus making a well-informed comment.)

“A sudden urgency comes upon me to dash home with this news. Jumping into a car I find my normal route out of the building diverted and a huge vehicle tries to collide with me. Dodging that I drive up a slip road onto a choked road but find this very basic car becomes seriously under-powered.

“So I get out to walk yet find all hard paving has turned into lush green grass of wide-open meadows. The congested road’s gone and I’m sliding down a well-worn grass slide to then run, or move, much faster than I can really run across an extensive area. I head a few dozen feet above the land, as though in a glider, and some very large object or person rushes from the left to block my path. Totally unfazed, I deliberately collide into it and it smashes into oblivion without halting or affecting my movement.

“On the nearby horizon an unusual low building looms into view but, as I approach this destination, the alarm clock goes off!!”

Upon waking an initial interpretation came with great excitement because there were to be several revival meetings that month. I believe the Lord gave the above heading for my notes of this lucid dream.

All this needed weighing BUT I didn’t expect confirmation and more insights not only in connection with the Gathering itself but also with the prophetic word reported at the Gathering’s Inception Meeting in Nov 2010!

BRIEFING BRINGS CLARITY

So the very next day in Winchester, upon hearing a delegate tell about the Alliance’s leaders having repented on behalf of the nation, my spirit leapt in knowing this act of contrition connected into that dream’s bathroom furnishing! (It’s symbolic of cleansing through repentance and forgiveness.)

In the dream, the bathroom appeared after table and chairs were already in place, which may mean a meeting place with purpose and authority. Then came a personal insight spoken as though from Holy Spirit, indicating only those open to Him can perceive and understand the Kingdom. Also, whatever is being set up is not within an obvious structure but fully exposed to those with ‘eyes to see’. (Perhaps, church ‘outside the walls’?)

Later, I realised why the dream is directly connected to the Gathering. It’s because the setting was in two offices in Reading and Croydon where I’d worked and which came under the authority of central Dept of Environment with headquarters in Marsham Street, Westminster – as is Emmanuel Church! [The venue for the Gathering.]

Thus, I believe the dream’s meaning is relevant to the Revival Alliance event and its proceeding out into the wider Church as the meeting was jam-packed with leaders from many churches across Britain.

By the way, having noted the dream under the header ‘Your Kingdom Come’, I came to hear it’s the same title of the following week’s healing service in Winchester led by the Alliance’s member absent in the Ukraine – Randy Clark!

[Flying Puzzles by Nokhoog Buchachon, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net]

7th Anniversary of prophecy and dream of God’s Kingdom and the United Kingdom (GPS #20.3)

Visiting our Prophecy Library and searching along the ‘2011’ shelf I find a couple of items I’d like to draw your attention to. First, this entry:

At the first Revival Alliance Gathering in the UK convened on 1-3 September 2011, the pastor from Bethel Church in Redding, California – Bill Johnson – prophetically declared to a packed congregation in Emmanuel Church, Marsham Street, London:

“We would look back at 1st September 2011 as the day things changed in the UK.”

Welsh delegate David Edward Pike notes in his account of Revival Alliance Meetings in Westminster that Bill went to say it might take time for the impact of this day to be seen and felt across the nation, but gradually it would come.

In his blog of Revival Prophecies for the British Isles under ‘Westminster Conference (2011)’, Chris Welch of Hampshire notes Bill as saying,

“There’s something about September 1st. I believe you can write it down…‘Everything changed September 1st 2011’….understand that a Kingdom perspective sees the oak tree as an acorn…I feel like it’s a prophetic word over this country: September 1st everything’s different.”

Christen Forster, one of the Gathering organisers, reports Alliance Leader Che Ahn of Harvest Rock Church in Los Angeles, as telling him that in all the years working with Bill he’s rarely heard him make an apostolic pronouncement of such a kind.

So Christen writes, ‘Bill’s prophetic word in September was a declaration of the start of the new day, the new wave, the new season. The wells don’t need unblocking any more, the water is flowing, we just need to carry their life and refreshment into the dry places. And every week I hear stories that confirm that word.’

To commemorate that event I’d planned auto-posting this for 1st September in between ongoing work on unexpected snags during essential maintenance – but then in came a couple of items that seemed to relate to it and which I could quickly post.

THEN I realised how they seemed to endorse the importance of this 7th anniversary; as though the Lord is saying all three items are connected and are important in signifying what He’s doing in advancing His Kingdom!

Hence, my later referring to them as part of His ‘GPS’ system

AND there’s a ‘double-coincidence’ in their not only appearing within days of each other but also in their ‘echoing’ a ‘coincidence’ that happened seven years ago!

That is, another ‘God-incidence’ had happened in 2011 when I was astounded to have a dream that confirmed the above word Bill brought – but I knew absolutely nothing about that at the time!

All will be revealed in the next post: GPS #20.4 >>

The Great Awakening -1 (GPS #20.2)

This post by RJ Dawson is highly recommended reading. Note especially his remarks on the 8th anniversary of his blog and the section on the ‘present darkness’, as well as inserted remark upon his reading my previous post – the original of which was published by Veronika West 7 days prior to his own.

I read both yesterday, hence my tagging this ‘God-incidence’ under God’s GPS (Global Prophecy Signalling) because it touches not only Ireland and USA but also Britain, in view of what’s been on my mind concerning 7 years ago this weekend (to be told in the next post).

May you be mightily blessed by this re-blog…

Real Christianity

The Great Awakening 8.29.18

         Exactly eight years ago, in late August of 2010, the Lord spoke to me very clearly: “WE ARE IN THE EARLY STAGES OF A NATIONAL GREAT AWAKENING.”

         On August 30, 2010 I began writing a research paper about the original American Great Awakening that began in late 1734. I had been writing several papers over the previous two years, most of which centered on the teachings of the Lord. These papers were usually in the range of 4-12 pages depending on the content. I would post some of them on my former website. The paper I began in late August of 2010 about the Great Awakening, however, was different. As I got into September, the paper kept growing. I began doing an incredible amount of research. The Lord had blessed me with much anointing. Prior to that I had worked very hard earning the money…

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Correction to ‘prophetical football’ date

I’ve corrected the previous post’s opening phrase to match what I’d replied to Tim Shey as based on a newsflash that now reads: ‘Germany – currently top of the Fifa rankings and reigning world champions, were knocked out of the World Cup in the group stage for the first time since 1938′.

In fact, this gives further weight to its possible prophetical significance relating to the fall of the EU because the period in which German ascendancy in Europe reached a peak  under the Nazi regime only to collapse with its military defeat in 1945.

PLUS, it happens to ‘coincide’ with the 80-year period quoted by Phil View in relation to  to the prize German Chancellor Angela Merkel received in 2017, as reported here in the Daily Express. (Note: there could be a more behind this but which can feed conspiracy theories.

God’s sign language

Here Joanne Rolston shares her personal reflection upon what I’ve termed as ‘God-incidents’. May our Father bless and encourage you with His ‘sign language’ direct to you too…

The Kingdom

Einstein quote, coincidenceWhat do you think about coincidences?  Is it God trying to get our attention?  Or, as Einstein said, “a small miracle where God chooses to remain anonymous?”

I think people often get signs and dismiss them as coincidences.  I don’t dismiss them, you can miss out on a lot when you do that.

Have you experienced God trying to get your attention?  Has He tried to sign to you or speak to you with a word?  To hear, you must have the Word.  Hearing comes from the Word.

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

There are two kinds of Words in the Bible, LOGOS for general application and RHEMA for personal application, where the Holy Spirit will speak directly to you, bringing  revelation.

I think hearing with the Rhema word is something that is caught rather than taught.  When I heard people…

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