Press echoes Prophecy (again!) – last night’s Brexit news

Other than an occasional view of the headlines we don’t watch TV news programmes – definitely not self-opinionated ‘yakking-heads’!  Readers of long-standing may recall my utter contempt for the BBC’s loss of its impartiality, especially it’s deliberately anti-Israel stance and reporting, such that I termed it ‘Badly Biased Corporation’.

In recent years it’s propaganda value as Brussels’ Brainwashing Cult is patently obvious for all to see! So, if there’s a quiet moment later in an evening I may get nudged to dip into my phone’s Telegraph App for the latest news-flash. Last night’s items show the parliamentary Battle for Brexit is approaching its climax.

Moreover, I was then inspired to blog on that by a couple of brothers in Christ of opposite opinions and chatting with one who isn’t yet appreciative of prophecy in politics. Like Jonathan Ely’s highly informative Facebook page Why Leave the EU, that of Robert Holman Woodward is prolific in covering Brexit-related news but more from financial and international aspects.

A week ago today Robert posted a Christian Today article from June 2016 of which I was unaware: Christians and Brexit: did God command the UK to leave the EU? It refers to Peter Horrobin of Ellel Ministries and Kansas City’s IHOP worship leader Julie Meyer, one of whose articles and a prophetical song featured on this blog. Raymond, who resides in France, is extremely cynical about the prophetic: “Reading a newspaper supporting your particular views will do the same trick!”.

It’s a useful discussion and I refer to dozens of prophecies of proven accuracy on  the EU Referendum result, plus many Press headlines repeating the gist of prophetic words, as followers of this blog know only too well.

I’m grateful to both Robert and Raymond for having heightened my sensitivity to this and being the inspiration for this post; as well as to the Lord for the ‘God-incidental’ timing of last night’s news providing further examples of journalists’ commentaries echoing prophetic words and visions, as though putting pieces into His Invisible Jigsaw. First, check the prophecies and then see how Press reports line up.:

THE PROPHECIES:

  1. OCT 2014 – my open vision of school hall-sized bulldozer starting up in response to “prophetic words, declarations and intercessions aligned with His will, (signifying) His host will bulldoze through all demonic opposition. Also, It could mean they’re getting ready to clear away rubble after He has shaken and demolished ungodly human institutions and activities”. [Eg 2019 political shaking]
  2. Item 1 confirmed by Veronika West in JAN 2019 seeing Boris Johnson at a JCB Plant (pre-Party leadership contest), when she saw a vision of “dozens of great big yellow JCBs begin to move across the nation…I watched as these great big machines began to move and clear what looked like years and years of dirt and debris that covered the face of the Nation (then she hears) “WATCH! FOR A WORK OF DIVINE EXCAVATION IS NOW BEGINNING TO TAKE PLACE IN THE NATION, FOR I AM TAKING GREAT BRITAIN BACK TO HER OLD FOUNDATIONS, BACK TO THE PLACE OF TRUE GREATNESS, BACK TO THE PLACE OF PURITY AND MY DIVINE PURPOSE, BACK TO MY ORIGINAL INTENT FOR THIS NATION, BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME, YES! YES!
  3. NOV 2015David Noakes’ prophecy (last half): “…I warn you now that the European institution will not repent, even though I bring disaster and destruction upon it. I urge you, O Britain still beloved by Me for the sake of your godly forefathers, come out of her, so that you may not be caught up in that same destruction, for I am even now arising in judgment to bring to nothing what she has sought to achieve. If you will separate yourself from her declared rejection of God, I will have mercy upon you and restore My hand of protection…Hear Me, O once godly nation and respond to My call, or you also will come to ruin in that same judgment of destruction. This is not My will for you, but you must choose the course which you will take. I urge you to respond to Me and choose life under My hand of discipline and protection, rather than death in the disaster which is even now coming upon Europe.” (Underlining mine)
  4. MAY 2016 – I mused “Is the Lord exposing rotten politics? UK, USA, next EU??” in view of news. Have since blogged on examples of such exposure (see Prophecies Fulfilled – items #10; noting #10.4 on “rogue element”).
  5. JULY 2016 – American Lydia Stanley-Marrow: The Redcoats are coming! The British are coming, the British are coming, the British are coming!!”  [Prophecy Update #6 refers to first manifestation with PM Theresa May – see next post.]
  6.  JUNE 2018 – Veronika West heard prior to Daily Mails’ scoop on MP Dominic Grieve’s secret meeting in EU’s London HQ: “Daughter just as the fox was seen on parade square in the light of day, out in the open for everyone to see, Watch! As My Spirit of Truth and Righteousness moves to uncover, expose and bring to light the works of wickedness and witchcraft in the land, and Watch! For those who have dishonoured Me and who have turned away and rebelled against My plans and purposes in the Nation, I will cause them to be stripped naked and paraded out in the open before all men, FOR NO LONGER WILL MY JUSTICE AND VINDICATION TARRY IN THIS NATION”! (Underlining mine)

Over a dozen indications of the coming fulfillment of item 3 appear in Fulfilled Prophecy #13 series, and several for items 4 and 6 are in that hub’s listing. More recently noted are Press headlines here and here describing our new Prime Minister as ‘Bulldozer Boris’, and we’ll now find that attribute coming to the fore!

THE PRESS – Wed 14th Aug 2019 Continue reading

Beware of fake emails purporting to come from this blog

A reader has informed me of receiving a fake email in this blog’s name.

It doesn’t look at all like the normal notification because at the top it says ‘no sender’ and ‘no subject’ and the content is titles with several links about a dream. These are without doubt unsafe and should not be followed.

Therefore, anything out of the ordinary purporting to come from this blog or from its email address richardswatch@talktalk.net should be deleted and discarded.

The world hates Christians, so why be surprised?

Over the years I’ve rattled the cages of self-imprisoned souls who rant against all things to do with Christianity – they fail to choose freedom when I tell how I was once just like them but discovered Jesus Christ is real and that He set me free. So I trust a seed’s been sown.

Here, Wanda briefly explains believers’ new reality, encouraging us to engage with these truly lost souls and not be ashamed of the Gospel but to continue spreading it…

Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. (1 John 3:13 ESV) Even Jesus told His disciples that the world would hate us – it hated Him first. As Christians are increasingly criticized, scorned, and mocked in the public square, we shouldn’t be surprised at the twisted accusations and malicious reports raised against […]

Continue reading at THE WORLD HATES US – IS THAT REALLY A SURPRISE? — wandaalger.me

Is the weather a prophetic sign?

We need no reminding of yesterday’s wonderful fine weather here in Britain, ‘coinciding’ with the results of Conservative Party leadership elections to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister.

Neil Mackereth emailed me mid-morning from Winchester asking,

“As we await the name of the next Prime Minister, I note that we have blue skies, the temperature is rising and there are no clouds on the horizon! Is it a prophetic sign?”

I respond,“Whyever not my friend as everything’s hotting up!” (ie. politically). It became a lovely Summer’s day with ‘wall-to-wall’ sunshine that I’d seen from before dawn to after dusk.

But shortly after midnight this morning I was awoken by flashes of light and rumbling, and heard Nina downstairs talking to our cat.  She came upstairs saying she’s never seen anything like it and so we watched. There’d been a short, sharp shower of heavy, thundery rain but nothing prolonged. Kitty was fascinated and had been watching from a shelf in the greenhouse.

The skies were completely overcast with black clouds lit up from within by many flashes of sheet lightning and occasionally vivid forks zig-zagging across the clouds. Any break between the flashes was only for a few seconds: but so little thunder, perhaps because the electricity was miles up in their tops?

The storm was rolling over the East Hants, Surrey border from the Winchester direction in the west, and when we sat in the conservatory it seemed all around, and it continued for well over an hour! Highly unusual!!

Nina asked the Lord what’s going on and sensed,

“I’m shining My light into all the darkness!”

God’s humour in mechanic’s miracle and at atheist’s expense!

The Sunday evening before last we heard how God miraculously provided about 1,300 large bread cakes from only 200 that pastor Christopher Bird had taken to a Ugandan orphanage, but to which 500 children had walked for hours for food to feed them over the week!  Next he took the left-overs to other places and watched everyone getting fed from what he’d originally brought. Only 7 loaves were left, which were for the 7 servers.

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MIRACLE

Next, a group told him on a Sunday morning they’d take him Monday to a neighbouring nation – but he needed to apply for an entry visa. So he had to get two visa-size photos on a Sunday afternoon in Kampala – but there was a city-wide power blackout!

He saw a 50-years old photo-booth on a pavement and spoke to its attendant who said it was unplugged because of the outage. Chris told him the God who created electricity and gave mankind the ability to harness it and power machines would make it function properly. He thus prayed loudly to the Lord and a crowd began to gather.

Upon sitting in the booth and drawing the curtain, four flash lights went off and colour photos appeared right away!

PROBLEM: it was a black-and-white only camera and took minutes to print photos:

RESULT: colour photos and so attendant mechanic shouts, “I now follow Jesus!”

ARROGANT ATHEIST ANSWERED

Two weeks ago today came news of Felix Ngole’s landmark legal victory for freedom of speech and my posting was reblogged on All Along The Watchtower, where it attracted a lengthy debate – but not upon the details of the case. A new commentator is pleased this ruling allows for engaging with believers for the purpose of enlightening them on how “ridiculous and erroneous” the Bible is!!  Therefore, he or she demanded evidence for and repudiated Christians’ claims, especially for Jesus and the Resurrection.

It is amusing that their next and many attempts to answer a moderator’s request for background details didn’t get published and caused some consternation. Meanwhile, moderator mused, “Maybe God didn’t like what you wrote?”  Eventually, comments were found in the WordPress software’s trash can!

As the site is a God-fearing one then He probably considers those contributions serve only the hater of humanity. Also, the Lord was yet to have a further, amusing play with this person’s mockery.

That their comments are hidden by anonymity, are arrogant, devoid of manners as well as demonstrating a completely closed mind, renders their arguments invalid. So the bin is where they belong!

In choosing an avatar icon and name that I was familiar with when an unbeliever active in its ungodly realm, I discerned the issue and offered my testimony as a witness to the Lord for their further investigation.

I was met with, “I suggest you keep looking out for those signs of Jesus’ return, And while you are waiting why not read the bible? All of it”  I replied the Lord is our judge and wasted no further time with this lost soul but pray he, too, has a radical encounter with Him.

That was happening whilst I had a hard-copy of Neil’s paper on End-times to peruse, and had just got Nicholas’ sermon notes (previous posts refer). I mentioned them to my wife but she doesn’t closely follow my blogging and was unaware of all the details.

I’ve now realised the Lord gave Nina the audible word about His return, “It’s sooner than you think!!!”, as though answering that mocking atheist in His own way – as the adage goes: ‘He who laughs last, laughs longest!’

Next, we’ll take a fresh look at the events Jesus told us to watch out for

GPS #35: ‘God-incidental’ messages focus upon the Lord’s Return

Do you get the impression the Lord is turning our faces – as though holding them in His hands – to look specifically at the important matter of His return?

In fact, I submit to you it’s on God’s GPS system, ie. His Global Prophecy Signalling for the following reason:

My offering to a forum what Nina audibly heard on the Second Advent coming sooner than we think or expect, as recounted in Back to Biblical Basics, was met by a wariness on the matter of ‘timing’.

Many will recall claims, mainly by American church leaders, notoriously setting dates for Jesus’ return and which have proven false. Even the Book of Revelation’s penultimate verse says it will happen ‘soon’ – but nearly 2,000 years is not soon!  In my opinion, this timing is in the supra-natural realm where things appointed for the future exist but have yet to manifest upon the earth, rather like faith is the substance and evidence of things not seen (Heb 11:1) – or as Apostle Peter explains definitively,

‘But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (2 Peter 3:8 NKJV)

I’ve blogged elsewhere that prophets don’t set any timing upon fulfillment of words and visions for such an insight is a rarity, and it becomes a measure of being a true or false prophet!  Thus, Chuck Pierce, Dr Sharon Stone and Veronika West put their reputations on the line when prophesying about major changes this month, as summarised herein.

In replying via Messenger to the forum I mentioned having recently received papers on End-times. Two contributors to this blog, unbeknown to the other, prepared them almost simultaneously in the last week of June!  So, I got nudged to close my response with a previously unconsidered remark, ‘It’s as though the Lord’s deliberately turning our faces to look specifically at this important matter’.

What I didn’t know was that, whilst I was writing, the Lord was confirming that final idea by GPS!  Upon sending my message and returning to the top of my email in-tray I found a new email from an overseas intercessor stressing this very issue:

‘I saw today the posts you put up over the weekend. Keep it up dude, that is your calling – “Looking for signs of Jesus’ return.” That is your focus…’

Therefore, much as we appreciate ‘rhema’ words from the Lord, it is very important not to neglect the prime importance of Biblical, End-times, prophecy. It takes precedence as being in the sovereign will of God, within which contemporary prophecy is interwoven.

Next, let’s consider those other two author’s papers…click to read > >

[Digital Globe by Cooldesign, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net]

5th ‘jigsaw piece’: last week’s Glory Feast in He(a)rts

Continuing from he previous post’s ‘jigsaw pieces’ and trusting you’ve noted them:

5th Piece: GLORY FEAST 23-26 June 2019

The ‘spiritual fallout’ since 2nd May, when I sat in as merely an ‘observer’ – so I thought, to the first video team-conference for convening One Voice 8 Feb 2020: The Prophetic Voice, has been waiting and watching for confirmations that the ‘atomic glory-bomb’ I saw in 1992 was not only a true, rather than false, vision but also significant for today.

In having had an immediate confirmation and further elucidation from Veronika West as she listened to my brief account, I sensed the Lord may bring it into manifestation much sooner than next year. So, when I received notice exactly one month later of the event announced below, and that it immediately preceded the 27th anniversary of that vision of the Lord’s glory exploding in Britain, I then saw how His ‘cookie could crumble’ – that is, discerned a possible picture emerging as pieces of His ‘invisible jigsaw’ fall into place – and indeed they did:

Click image for details of April 2020 Glory Feast

Conference convener Robin Jegede-Brimson, about whose prophetic alliance in South-east England I cover here, has today posted on his Facebook news of what happened, plus several videos, at this Glory Feast in High Leigh, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire:

‘THE SWORD OF THE LORD IS BEING PLACED IN THE HANDS OF HIS WARRIOR BRIDE IN THIS SEASON, HIS BELOVED DAUGHTERS ARE NOW RECEIVING A FRESH OUTPOURING OF HIS ANOINTING AND HIS AUTHORITY TO WAR IN A NEW WAY, FOR A NEW DAY IN DAWNING UPON THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH!

‘THE GLORY OF THE LORD WAS SO HEAVY UPON ME AS THE SWORD FOR THE NATION WAS PLACED IN MY HAND I NEEDED TWO WOMEN TO HOLD ME UP; I BELIEVE THIS IS A POWERFUL PROPHETIC PICTURE OF WHAT GOD IS “NOW RELEASING” TO HIS BELOVED WARRIOR DAUGHTERS IN THIS HOUR, BY FAITH AS YOU CONNECT TO THIS POST RECEIVE, RECEIVE, RECEIVE WHAT THE LORD IS RELEASING, TAKE HOLD OF THE SWORD OF THE LORD AND BEGIN TO ADVANCE AND TAKE GROUND.

‘I hear the Spirit say, “MY BELOVED WARRIOR DAUGHTERS THE BATTLE IS RAGING BUT THE VICTORY IS ASSURED, ITS TIME TO ADVANCE, OCCUPY AND ESTABLISH MY KINGDOM PURPOSES UPON THE EARTH, FOR THE TIME OF BIRTHING HAS NOW COME”...! (Veronika West)

Continue to next posts for 6th and 7th ‘jigsaw pieces’.

THANKS A MILLION!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH DEAR READER FOR VISITING THIS BLOG AND  CONTRIBUTING TO ITS BREAKING THROUGH THE 1,000,000 VIEWS CEILING!

I’m especially thankful to every follower and regular reader for being a blessing and encouraging me to continue blogging, particularly those who’ve been reading since the early years.

When I emailed a few friends ten years ago about what I heard when my Bible ‘exploded’ upon opening it, as told in The Endgame Is Now In Play, I could never imagine that by adding occasional updates – and being nudged to go public in a blog – there’d be sufficient material and interest to build a library of over 2,150 rolling posts and almost 90 reference pages since 21.11.2011!

May our Lord bless you and keep you…

Brexit and our democratic responsibility, by Dave Chapman

Grateful thanks to the unknown creator of this splendid illustration

In view of the several prophetic words and visions since the Millennium about Great Britain leaving the European Union, I’ve been obliged to take notice of the political world much nearer to home than the Middle-East and USA. The EU Referendum increased that coverage and when compiling a data hub of the blog’s many postings at Brexit vs EU, to avoid anyone taking offence I prefaced it by clarifying my political stance, viz:  

‘Being politically non-partisan my main motivation is to follow the Lord and assist in bringing His Kingdom on earth. Noting prophetical words issued in Nov-Dec 2015 about the EU and specifically of coming international upheavals, I blogged on this topic as we approached the 2016 Referendum and especially for checking the accuracy of those words…’

‘Friends kindly offered their researches for publication, one of whom – Dave Chapman, author of EU’s Background & An Alternative, and more – received a letter from Nigel Farage about The Brexit Party. Dave offers the following opinion which is published with his kind permission:

BREXIT – OUR DEMOCRATIC RESPONSIBILITY

It is no secret that Ann and I have believed for a long time now that the UK should Leave the EU. We, like so many, thought that action would be secured following the Referendum result near three years ago now. It is still not the case, as Parliament has done its best to ‘kick it into the long grass’.

However, what fades with it is not just a personal view, or even the clear sense that to leave the EU is God’s purpose for us, but that Democracy itself – that is, that our individual vote matters and the result will be carried out by Parliament – is over.

Recent Parliamentary motions were won or lost in our Parliament by as little as one or two votes, and the decision was upheld. That is democracy in action. But the same principle has not been applied where our votes cast resulted in a clear victory for Leave in 2016!

The vote to Leave the EU, resulted in (as part of 100% of those who voted) a 51.89% to 48.11% majority to Leave. In terms of actual votes cast though, it was 17.4 million for Leave, and 16.1 million for Stay/Remain. There is a clear, quantitative difference of 8% between those figures – not a small margin at all.

How our Democracy evolved

A brief look at how Parliament evolved should be useful. First of all, the Magna Carta forced the infamous King John in 1215 to ask Parliament – then made up only of Lords and Nobles – for more money to fight his wars.   Simon de Montfort involved “ordinary” people, knights and land owners, not just the original nobility, by 1265 – they fought it out literally in those days!

With Scotland having its own Parliament around the same time, and Wales joining in under Henry VIII in 1542, Westminster strengthened its hand. Still though, arguments raged between who should Govern, the King or Parliament? This all came to a head when in the 1630’s King Charles I suspended Parliament for 11 years which led to the Civil War in England in 1642-1651. This resulted in the King’s execution and Cromwell, the General for the Parliamentarians, becoming Lord Protector after the final battle at Worcester between the King and the Parliamentarians in September 1651.

This war established the primacy of Parliament over the Nation’s Laws, so that the next King (Charles II) himself, when he finally returned from France, was firmly put in his place under the Laws of the land – that which the Magna Carta 400 years before had stated.

[By the way, two key yet-to-be Presidents of the United States of America, Adams and Jefferson, visited Worcester in 1786 and, astonished at there being no recognition of Worcester’s place as the final battle of the Civil War to secure the Nation’s privileged freedoms then enjoyed, declared:

“And do Englishmen so soon forget the ground where their liberty was fought for?   Tell your neighbours and your children that this is holy ground…… all England should come in pilgrimage to this hill once a year”.

A plaque by a Virginia Oak Tree on Fort Royal Hill in Worcester marks the spot. They recognised how vital a part the establishment of religious and democratic freedoms played in this Land.]

The slow march towards full democracy continued. Men owning a house in a City received the right to Vote in 1867 and then those in the countryside also in 1884. The rest of men over 21 had to wait until 1918 for the privilege. For women this was not gained until 1930. Finally it was in 1969 the voting age for all was reduced to 18.

What I have left out though are details of the massive civil arguments, marches and movements, over those years that secured this vital privilege we have enjoyed.

Our Response

Complacency on our part at this time will lose the meaningful value of a Vote. I reckon to have lived during one of the most privileged periods of time, and especially with regard to freedoms and liberties, probably ever, but that can soon be stolen from us if we do not stand up and be counted. For our Nation’s sake, and for the future of a democratic society that delivers on the will of the people, we need to act. We can still do so by means of the Ballot Box with the use of our current hard-won privilege, by taking part in upcoming European Parliamentary elections set for the 23rd May.

(It is worth noting the nature of the EU Parliament is very different to ours. Basically it acts to ‘rubber stamp’ Laws and Regulations introduced from EU Councils further up the power chain. It cannot enact Laws it chooses to introduce, so don’t be fooled by language we are familiar with here, but it does still need voices of liberty there).

I have never before been active on what may be deemed as a Political front, but this matter is greater than Party Politics. It is a matter of protecting and ensuring that the medium of Democracy continues to be the basis on which our Nation is Governed. Trust must exist between the Electorate and Parliament if our democracy is to hold good. At present that has broken down.

The Brexit Party have suddenly emerged as a vehicle to press home these key things. One, that we Leave the EU as instructed by us, the Electorate, securing the principle of our current Democracy, and two, that MP’s recognise they are employed by us, and so cease to do just what they prefer. They have to learn they are servants, and not masters. I hate to think where the alternative could go.

You must already be aware of a quote something like this but said many years ago “bad men need nothing more than that good men should look on, and do nothing” – J S Mills in 1867.

That’s exactly the challenge to us.

If you still doubt whether the Brexit Party can deliver what you could back at these Elections, I suggest you spend a little time to watch and hear Richard Tice (Entrepreneur and Chairman of Brexit Party), Anne Widdecombe (55 years in the Conservative Party and latterly of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fame – in fired-up form indeed!), James Wells – previously Head of the Office of National Statistics UK until he resigned his most senior post last month – and of course Nigel Farage on this video:

Brexit Party Rally at Newport on Youtube. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onP03-dGmRM

Anunciata Rees-Mogg (Jacob’s sister) is on the Nottingham Brexit Party Rally Youtube here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SIT_zKqHIg or at a more recent Brexit Party Rally nearer you.

Triple validation of the reality of my encounter with Jesus

APPENDIX TO PERSONAL TESTIMONY

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 simultaneously 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!

The confirmation referred to above came almost as unusually. On a healing retreat years later, a minister told me God would show me something after lunch. Indeed, after lunch a stranger who’d been seated at my table confided that the Lord told her to show me something she greatly treasured.

christinclouds-lrgIt was a photo taken, it was claimed, from an aircraft over a thunderstorm. When developed, the photo bore an image of Jesus Christ, as though standing within clouds. However, the facial features were hazy, not defined. It was exactly like Jesus in my dream because I’d not seen His face.  (I recall dark, hazy clouds at the foot of the image. This one is published by Bible Probe.)

Upon seeing this photo my legs gave way – I couldn’t stand but fell into a nearby chair! My companion said I went so white she thought I was going to faint or fall.

Yet, just how did a stranger know to show me this photo?  I’d not divulged such a personal dream – she simply said, “It’s the Lord’s doing”.

SECOND VALIDATION

I was puzzled over the closing element of the dream-event, that is:  upon my reaching towards Jesus’ feet to grasp his robe, it turned into the branch of a Christmas tree!  So, when I tugged, a Christmas tree toppled over and its fairy fell off and onto the floor.

Weird?  Not really, because that spot by the window was where the family Christmas tree used to be erected. It was a corner closely associated with Christmas.

As a devout Catholic, my mother had told me about Jesus from an early age. When I painted pictures I would put a blue stripe at the top of outdoor scenes to represent heaven, as children did. But I’d also draw a Christmas tree in heaven as being Jesus.

Why? Not only had I associated all the wonder of Christmas with his birthday but I also heard an actor  on TV mention his name whilst looking at a small fir-tree. So in my childish way I took the actor at his word and would draw Jesus as a Christmas tree.  Hence, the dream changed him to match that image.

At its close, therefore, the dream-event signified the time had come to put away not only childish misconceptions but also all false teachings and replace them with absolute truth – the one who is the Truth in person.

Truly, the most fantastic Christmas present ever – one that’s daily an ever-present encouragement and help in every time of need, no matter how dire. Thank you Lord.

These events started in 1989 and culminated in 1995 with its prime confirmation. Yet more was to come!  Sixteen years later upon revisiting this story for the purposes of this blog, I was surprised by a couple more insights that dropped unbidden into mind. One was tantalising: could the street number of my childhood home (212) possibly be significant in pointing toward the coming year? That is, to 2012!  

Could that notion be true?  Such musing would be confirmed in a fascinating numerical manner at 2012’s first Christian conference we were to attend…Upon our arrival at the venue I was curious about distance driven from home. The car’s odometer was ‘212’ miles!

THIRD VALIDATION

Once again, timing proves crucial in presenting another objective confirmation!  Again, had I not been writing about the visitation I would have missed the crucial linkage!

Whilst writing installments of My Journey Into Freedom (Sept-Oct 2013) I inserted a report on something pertinent that happened at that time in the USA, as recounted in the previous post. This came as a ‘new revelatory word’ from the Lord to Revd John Kilpatrick and began at 2:22am. This too, is very interesting on two counts. Numerically, because my birthday falls on a 22nd. Orally, because that word is directly relevant to my dream visitation in referring to the angelic host as well as in closing with Luke 21:28, namely:

“But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand.”

My mother’s Missal for the First Sunday of Advent is shown below and notice how the scripture on page 69 links into my personal visitation and what pastor John brought.

[Click to enlarge]

1stSundayAdvent

It’s amusing that the number of hits on this blog passed the 212,000 mark within days of the 4th anniversary of its launch on 21st November 2015.

So a huge thank you goes to every subscriber and regular reader, as well as all visitors.

[Note: originally published 12 December 2011 as ‘3 Validations Point to 2012-13: Part 3 of ‘Death or Destiny?’]

Freed at last from satan – my chains fall off!

(7 of 7) Months after that night of destiny in 1989 I trashed my occult and New Age books, yet I kept some items that were very significant to membership in those occult brotherhoods. But very soon, troubles brewed up within my relationships. And they got worse, and worse. So I asked for prayer help and 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 membership 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 satan and all evil connected with those 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, read here about his equally famous influence as author of many well-known hymns; eg. Love Divine, all love’s excelling, Hark the herald angels…

Listen to 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)

To read testimony in full click: to read from beginning – to read part 6  – for Appendix.

Bible’s Author opens it to answer my ‘newbie’ questions

(5 of 7) Awesome as my ‘rescue’ was, the dream-vision recounted in part 4 didn’t make me want to rush off to church. That visitation’s effect and the ramifications upon my way of life needed careful consideration. For example, I needed to check out New Age claims of the Bible having been compiled and modified by Church councils in the 4th Century after Christ, as well as learn about its history from authoritative sources. [Prof F.F. Bruce’s The Books and The Parchments (1991) was very helpful, especially about the late 2nd Century ‘Muratorian Fragment’ drawn up in the church at Rome. It lists practically all the canonical New Testament literature.]

So not only did I need to assess those implications, but also as possibly a new believer in Jesus Christ I wanted to find well-informed believers who took Him seriously. I soon did so but needed to put their claims of hearing direct from God to the test. After all, they believe we have a relationship with Him and so we have but to ask…

CULTURE SHOCK

A few months before the dream-visitation, I’d learned some members of the church that had invited me to hear Billy Graham met in the school next door to my house! Later, I heard they’d given young Peter prayer-backing for his discussions with me (as in part 3). That is, they’d targeted me!  And God answered their prayers by giving me that ‘dream’.

The first service I attended there in that familiar, small school hall was a culture shock!

Standing before a young man devoid of dog-collar but wearing an acoustic guitar led the meeting in song and spoke without any script or ritual whatsoever – even engaging the congregation in discussion!  Some attendees testified to angelic protection in their lives: I’d thought this subject was lost to churchgoers. Starting the ‘sermon’, he said he’s going to look at the shortest gospel, that of Mark, and would continue in the next weeks. In saying, “It’s action packed and full of urgency” he intrigued me, and this fitted in with my intention of checking out the Bible.

Therefore, I thought it might prove useful to come again. At the next session one thing he taught stuck in my mind: “In Mark, who was the first to recognise who Jesus really is?”  Answer: an unclean spirit (see Mark 1:24). I was thus reminded of that dream’s events – and of the exceptionally unsettling, very vivid one years earlier of a devouring monster of darkness (as in ‘Reality Revealed’ in part 2).

[I was reminded of that scripture at a school of healing in 2017, when the teacher asked why would Jesus silence a demonic testimony of His identity? The answer: coming from an unclean tainted source, even truth itself gets contaminated!  Also, I know that’s been satan’s modus operandi since the Garden of Eden – the father of lies and half-truths. Moreover, this fact points out that being’s pretext for rebellion, and raises questions about the religiously sanctioned practice of ‘taqiya’, as in Islam.]

MOVING TOWARDS FREEDOM

During 1990, therefore, I came into a good place to build upon that dream encounter by learning about the Bible and, more importantly, by listening to God through His written word and to come into a close relationship with Him. As stated above, it was opportunity to test claims about discussing the Bible’s content with its Author without any priest as ‘intermediary’.

The first of many times this happened brought incredibly clear – and shocking! – proof that God really does speak from the Bible, as claimed by many believers in Jesus.

My 1st Question To God

It was important to review my uncharitable views about the clergy. You may understand  how difficult it was for me to contemplate attending church, let alone with regularity – not to mention being under the oversight of clergy.  I wrongly suspected they couldn’t comprehend the dark situation I’d come from.

And so I put preachers’ claims about the Word of God to the test and asked if God could  show me from His book His opinion of clergy and about my attending this church…

My Bible fell open at Hebrews 13:17, giving this most apposite answer and instruction:

Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you. (Emphases mine.)

That well and truly put me in my place and enabled me to make my mind up. Thank you Lord for answering and correcting me!

My 2nd Question To God

Later that year I reviewed the occult teaching about Jesus in that brotherhood’s books on His ‘mystical life’ and ‘secret doctrines’. They’d attracted me at 20 years of age, and there were various claims in a massive mound of monographs, as well as teachings of its sister brotherhood based on the dogmatic Kabbalah (Jewish esoteric belief system based upon Creation;  eg. the ‘Sepher Yetzirah’).

I asked God for His guidance on this matter and opened my new, pocket-sized Bible. I’ve never been able to repeat what happened next – it immediately fell open at the second chapter of Apostle Peter’s second letter. Its first ten verses stood out with startling clarity (the rest were hazily out-of-focus) – they warn about false teachers who:

‘…secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying our sovereign Lord who bought them – bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful way and bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with the stories they have made up. Their condemnation has been long hanging over them and their destruction has not been sleeping. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell…to be held for judgement…then the Lord knows how to…hold the unrighteous for the day of judgement, while continuing their punishment. ‘ (2 Peter 2:1-9 NIV)

The emphases hit ‘bull’s eye’, and the subsequent verses explain that assessment and what happens to such teachers as ‘springs without water and mists driven by storm’. This answer to my question was startlingly exact!  It’s jaw-dropping and eye-popping as well as a chilling condemnation upon such liars and blasphemers – absolutely awesome!

Once again, the Holy Author of the Bible had used it to answer another o my questions (St Peter’s letter may be read in full here).

Specifically, that occultic group claimed its information had come from the Essenes and early Christians. Members of that Qumran community by the Dead Sea and across Judea were supposed to have assisted at Jesus’ birth and crucifixion, and as a Roman warrant had supposedly been issued to release Jesus before death, those supporters and ‘secret disciples’ helped to resuscitate Jesus. Also, as God’s Holy Spirit had come upon Jesus during the baptism in the river Jordan and left during the crucifixion this supposedly indicated Jesus was human only, not one with Almighty God.

Furthermore, this group taught the necessity of acquiring initiatory knowledge to enable attainment of illumination and perfection of ourselves through reincarnation, and thus be one of the ‘ascended masters’ or world teachers, as claimed of Jesus the Christ.

This is identical to the gnostics and other heretical false doctrines about Jesus that vied for dominance over the early Church, and which greatly influenced the founder of Islam. This is why Apostle John’s first letter speaks so adamantly under direct inspiration of the ‘Author of the Bible’ about the spirit of anti-Christ slithering into churches to contend against the One who’d destroyed satan’s authority over humanity:

Beloved, do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone into the world. By this you may know (perceive and recognise) the Spirit of God; every spirit which acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ the Messiah) [actually] has become man and has come in the flesh is of God [has God as its source];

And every spirit which does not acknowledge and confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh [but would annul, destroy, severe, disunite Him] is not of God [does not proceed from Him]. This [non-confession] is the spirit of the antichrist, (of) which you heard that it was coming, and now it is already in the world.’ (1 John 4:1-3 Amp Bible)

Therefore, that brotherhood denied the divinity of Jesus Christ and the centrality of His sacrificial death and resurrection – from actual death – for the salvation of human souls, and thereby reconciling us with God and enabling our right of entry – in this life and the next – into His throne-room by the Blood of the Lamb.

Moreover, the Author of the Bible had pointed me to His truth about that group’s motives and its leaders’ dreadful destiny.

Conclusion

Consequently, I wanted to know lots more from the Living Lord God and His Son Jesus Christ.  It was a great blessing, therefore, that He soon directed to testimonials like mine (next).

Only upon revisiting this testimony many years later did I realise those passages in Peter’s letter and that to the ‘Hebrews’ starkly contrast both forms of leadership under which I’d served. The first was highly ungodly, and the latter is blessed by Father’s supreme protective cover for all His children.

Continued in part 6 >

To read testimony in full click: to read from beginning – to read part 4  – for Appendix.