Back to Biblical Basics: The Day of the Lord

Thank you to Nicolas Barrett of All Along The Watchtower for kindly permitting me to publish his sermon notes for 30th June:

THE DAY OF THE LORD

Primary readings:
  • Joel 2:28-32
  • Revelation 6:12-17
1. Introduction

Series of events occurring at the end of our present Age in connection with the return of Christ and His Millennial reign

Occurs over an extended period, not a 24-hour day

  • Historical application of the Day of the LORD
  • Future application:
    • Day of destruction
    • Day of restoration
    • Day of vindication
    • Take away points
 2. Historical Application of the Day of the LORD
  • Judgment in Garden of Eden
  • Noah’s Flood
  • 10 Plagues of Egypt, Exodus, and Sinai
  • Fall of Israel to Assyrian forces: 722 BC
  • Fall of Nineveh: 612 BC
  • Sack of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar: 586 BC
  • Fall of Babylon: 538 BC
  • Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
  • Sack of Jerusalem by Romans: 70 AD

These days involve judgment, destruction, and a promise of restoration.

They point to the final, future, eschatological Day of the LORD when Jesus returns

Events of the past should give us confidence about the reality of the Day of the LORD when Christ returns

3.1 Future Application: Day of Destruction

Literal destruction in past points to literal destruction in future:

  • Literal supernatural judgments in the events of the Exodus
  • Literal battles and ends of empires
  • Miracles at the Crucifixion:
    • Darkness at noon
    • Tearing of the veil
    • First-fruits resurrection of Christ and the Jerusalem saints

Christ is coming to end the “times of the Gentiles” (Luke 21)

Our world suffers under misrule – human and satanic

Christ began to reverse the rule of evil at His First Advent

  • His Second Advent will complete the process

Christ will end the rule of the Antichrist when he returns and will pour out the judgment of God on the unbelievers as described in Revelation and other parts of Scripture

The destruction is necessary in order to remove control of the earth from the wicked and prepare the earth for rule by the righteous

3.2 Future Application: Day of Restoration
  • Kingdom restored to Israel (Acts 1:6)
  • Earth itself will prosper under righteous people
  • Non-resurrected people will have long life spans (Isaiah 65:20)
  • An end to war
  • Healing
  • First Resurrection at beginning of Millennium (Revelation 20)
3.3 Future Application: Day of Vindication
  • God
  • Christ
  • Church
  • Israel

God will be vindicated through Christ:

  • He who rejects the Father rejects the Son

Christ will be vindicated:

  • He will be accepted by the leadership of restored Israel
  • Survivors and converts will acknowledge that He is who He claimed to be
  • His faithfulness to Israel and the Church will be known
  • The unrepentant will curse God and Christ in the midst of the judgments – but they will know the truth deep down

The Church will be vindicated:

  • The Resurrection will occur
  • Those martyred in past ages and by the Antichrist will be raised
  • Christ will give government of the world to believers
    • This invites a comparison between the bad government of the present age and good government under the Church

Israel will be vindicated:

  • The world will know that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is God
  • The world will know that Jesus Christ is the King of Israel
  • Jerusalem will be the seat of world government and continue to be the destination of pilgrimage
4. Conclusion: Points To Take Away

What we do now matters

  • When Christ returns, He will reward his faithful followers
  • The opportunity to rule the earth during the Millennial reign of Christ is an amazing one
    • Put right the wrongs the world has suffered

We must have faith amidst adversity and suffering

  • Our suffering in this present age will be redeemed
    • Especially suffering for the Gospel
  • BUT we will not necessarily be vindicated in this lifetime
    • The return of Christ, Resurrection and Millennium must be at the centre of our theology of suffering

The wrath of God should be a consideration and motivation in our evangelism

  • Love your enemies
  • Wrath of God
  • Hell

Understand the signs of the times – the return will happen one day

Revival and the End-Times Harvest

Take all of these things into consideration when you pray

Further Reading:
  • Michael Heiser, Reversing Hermon (Defender Publishing 2017)
  • Michael Heiser, The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible (Lexham Press 2015)
  • Alan Kurshner, Antichrist before the Day of the LORD (Eschatos Publishing 2013)
  • David Pawson, When Jesus Returns (Hodder & Stoughton 2003)
  • Joel Richardson, The Mystery of Catastrophe (Winepress 2018)
  • Joel Richardson, When a Jew Rules the World: What the Bible really says about Israel in the Plan of God (Winepress 2015)

NB: Joel Richardson’s books are available to read as free PDFs on his ministry website: joelstrumpet.com

PS (RB): Apologies for my omission of link in previous to Neil Mackereth’s Signs.

Back to Biblical Basics: timelines of Bible prophecy

Easy-to-read introduction to the significance of Biblical prophecyIn returning to Bible basics I’m grateful to Neil Mackereth, author of Signs and of several items on this blog for permission to publish his latest, as submitted on 1st July. However, it wasn’t possible to acknowledge until Monday 8th – the day before Nina heard about Jesus’ return being sooner than we may think.

In his covering email, Neil mentions a nearby church “everyone calls St John’s, but I have had laid on my heart that it is St John the Baptist Church (its proper name!) and that it is on the Pilgrims’ Way: “I will send my messenger ahead of you who will prepare the way ……. Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him”.

“I absolutely believe that we are required to do all we can to convince the world that Jesus will return soon. Your blog is a magnificent and essential part of that process, commission to communicate God’s intentions.”

“I have felt very strongly of late that, whilst it is absolutely right and proper to pray into the tremendous shaking, sifting and repositioning that’s going on (which are in line with expectations for end times), and to seek God’s will and prophetic indicators about Brexit etc. we are not to lose sight of the BIG PICTURE revealed in long-established scripture. ie. Biblical prophecy:

PART 1 – EYES TO SEE AND EARS TO HEAR

How do we draw people’s attention to the Bible’s astonishing, supernatural and extraordinarily accurate foretelling of events? Studying and seeking to understand biblical prophecies takes on a new urgency in light of recent (last 75 years) and current world events, especially in the Middle-East. Those who are intentional and rigorous in looking to marry historic prophecies with contemporary occurrences will surely recognise that we are witnessing End-Times signs:

  • Egyptian will turn against Egyptian (Isaiah 19:2)
  • Damascus will be in ruins (Isaiah 17:1)
  • Gaza will writhe in agony (Zechariah 9:5)
  • There will be false teachers and prophets who lead people astray (2 Peter 2:1-2)
  • Earthquakes, famines, plague and pestilences will intensify (Luke 21:11)
  • Travel and knowledge will increase greatly (Daniel 12:4)
  • People will prefer fantasy to reality, myth to Christian truths (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

Some other signs, in categories roughly corresponding to past, present and future events:

Fulfilled Prophecies Relating to Jesus’ First Advent (examples of amazing detail and accuracy)

Prophecy Fulfilled Old Testament New Testament
Born of a virgin Is 7:14 Matt 1:22-23
Born in Bethlehem Mic 5:2 Luke 2:4-6
Called out of Egypt Hos 11:1 Matt 2:14-15
Taught in parables Ps 78:1-2 Matt 13:34-35
Healed the sick Is 29:18-19, 35:4-6, 61:1 Matt 11:2-6
Entered Jerusalem on a donkey Zech 9:9 John 12:12-15
Flogged and abused Is 50:5-6 Mark 14:53-15:20
Hands and feet pierced Ps 22:16 Mark 15: 20-26
Clothes divided Ps 22:18 Matt 27:35
Killed and Buried Is 53:8-9 Matt 15:33-47
Raised on the third day Hos 6:2 1 Cor 15:3-4

Happened and Happening

  • Because of their disobedience, the people of Israel were scattered amongst the nations and had no peace in exile – Deuteronomy 28:64-66.
  • The Jews have returned to their Biblical homeland, however, not all of the Jews have returned, and not to all of what was originally the Promised Land. The return is the fulfillment of many prophetic scriptures. Words taken to be metaphorical or allegorical are now seen to be amazingly accurate and absolutely literal.
  • The formerly desolate land of Israel has become fertile and fruitful – Zechariah 7:14.
  • The Gospel will be preached to all nations – Matthew 24:14. The Gospel is being preached in many nations though not yet in all nations. It may be difficult for us to determine when full coverage has been achieved!
  • Things will be as they were in the days of Noah and people will be proud, unforgiving, lovers of self, lovers of money and pleasure, preferring myth to truth (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
  • We can expect that in any communication on end time prophecies the message, and the messenger, will be mocked and ridiculed (2 Peter 3:3-4).

Happening and Yet To Happen

  • Jerusalem will be seen as a problem by the whole world (Zechariah 12:2-3). Zechariah made this prophecy around 520 BC. Jerusalem was in ruins. Today, as foretold, Israel and Jerusalem are the focus of a massive media coverage that is totally disproportionate to the size of nation or city.
  • Christians will be persecuted and martyred (Matthew 24:9).
  • Many will turn away from the Christian faith (Matthew 24:10).

Yet To Happen

  • The governance of Jerusalem will be free of Gentile involvement (Luke 21:24).
  • The “Man of Lawlessness” (the Antichrist) will appear on the world stage. He will be seen as a great and very effective unifying world leader (Revelation 13:3-8). He will establish a seven-year covenant of peace with Israel which, after 31/2 years, he will break when he declares himself as god in the Temple in Jerusalem.
  • A worldwide financial system will be established requiring people to register and show allegiance to the Antichrist as a prerequisite to being able to shop and trade (Revelation 13:16-17). We hear talk today of a “New World Order”, globalisation, the need for a worldwide economic organisation (World Bank) and a world government.
  • A 31/2 year period of desolation and despair, the “Great Tribulation”, will follow the “Abomination of Desolation” by the Antichrist in the Temple.
  • In order for the above prophecy to be fulfilled, assuming it is not allegorical, we can expect to see the Temple rebuilt in Jerusalem.
  • All nations will gather to fight against Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:2).
  • Jesus will return and defeat the attacking nations at Armageddon (Zechariah 14:3-4, Revelation 16:14-16, Revelation 19:11, 19-21).
  • The full and awesome realisation that Jesus is the Messiah will come to the nation of Israel in startling and unmistakable certainty (Zechariah 12:9-10).
  • The nations will be judged according to their treatment of the Jews (Joel 3:1-2).

There is some overlap between these stages. Furthermore, we may feel something has been fulfilled only to find that its first “fulfillment” was a model for something much bigger.

 PART 2 – IS IT SOON?

The list of signs at Part 1 helps to highlight an ambiguity, particularly in respect of those signs that are manifestly not yet fulfilled. The apparent contradiction is whether Christ’s return can be imminent (about to happen) when there are prophecies yet to be fulfilled. This can cause tension for believers who are serious about observing the signs of the End-Times. On the one hand, we want to obey the call of Jesus, that we be vigilant and expect his return “at any time”. On the other, we want to honour his command to look for the signs that indicate that the time of his return is near.

Some views on how to resolve this ambiguity:

  1. Some argue that Jesus won’t come at “any time” but at a particular time that can be determined by observing the signs of the End-Times (this undermines those teachings that emphasise the surprise of His return).
  2. The signs have already been fulfilled (the Historicist view).
  3. The signs are simply intended to increase our anticipation (Luke 21:28) and devotion, in the hope that we will not be deceived by false prophets.
  4. The context and emphasis of Jesus’ statements suggests that He never intended the signs to be seen as an excuse for not needing to be ready.
  5. Jesus will return in two stages; first in secret to “rapture” believers (at “any time” and before fulfillment of all the signs) and then, after the 7-year tribulation, there will be an awesome public return.
  6. Similar to e above, but the “rapture” will take place half way through the time of tribulation i.e. at the end of 31/2 years of peace, just before the “Abomination of Desolation” and the start of the 31/2 years of the great tribulation.
  7. Some signs have been fulfilled and those that are still future will happen very quickly.

Only time will tell!  Meanwhile, the certainty is that Jesus gave us pointers for the circumstances that will prevail when he returns, but makes it clear that the specific time of his coming cannot be known.

There is no room for complacency. We should be prepared for the possibility of meeting our Lord and Saviour at any moment, whether by rapture or by our demise!

It seems clear that we are well along the time line of prophetic events. As mentioned above, those signs that await fulfillment could happen very quickly. Reading the Bible, watching what is happening, particularly in Israel and Jerusalem, and seeking to understand the spiritual significance of unusual signs and symbols in the world around us, are all key elements in our being ready for the return of Jesus.

Next >> The Day of The Lord

Further Reading:
  1. Nicholas Barrett’s comment upon Back to Biblical Basics
  2. A Prophetic Word on the Coming ‘Bowls of the Fury of God’

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]

Back to Biblical Basics: direct Word on Jesus’ Return, and vision of Iran

At Tuesday morning’s coffee & cake meeting outside Haslemere, someone asked the worship leader to do some older songs. The first was new to me, but then came ‘These Are The Days of Elijah’ followed by Noel Richards’ famous song, so pertinent for today (courtesy paroles-musique):

“Great is the darkness
That covers the earth,
Oppression, injustice and pain.
Nations are slipping
In hopeless despair
Though many have come in Your name,
Watching while sanity dies,
Touched by the madness and lies.

[Chorus, verse 2 and chorus, then rejoicing in final verse:]

“Great celebrations
On that final day
When out of the heavens You come.
Darkness will vanish
All sorrow will end
And rulers will bow at Your throne,
Our great commission complete
Then face to face we shall meet:

Come Lord Jesus, come Lord Jesus,
Pour out Your Spirit we pray.
Come Lord Jesus, come Lord Jesus,
Pour out Your Spirit on us today.

Whilst singing the chorus I noticed Nina look at me, then sit down, take paper out of her handbag and jot a short phrase. Her expression and shaky stance told me she’s being touched by the Holy Spirit. Afterwards, she told me that in the chorus she distinctly heard the Lord whisper in her ear, and thus in block caps (black ink) notes His words,

“IT’S SOONER THAN YOU THINK!!!”

Nina knows it’s not about any Revival but, as urged in the song, all about His Return.

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I now ask, however, “Is that before, upon or after what we were soon to hear?”

The promise Nina heard becomes even more poignant by what the guest speakers from Elam Ministries reported on Christianity’s rapid growth through underground churches in Turkey and Iran, and thus moving rapidly towards the fulfillment of Jeremiah 49:34-39 – the Judgement of Elam (Persia/Iran)

[WOWEE, I’m getting a very strong sense of ‘deja vu’ in what I’m doing, as though the event, situation and what I’m blogging has already been done: but this confirms it’s all God’s Timing!!!]

“I will set My throne in Elam, And will destroy from there the king and the princes,” says the Lord. (Jer 49:39 NKJV)

It was awe-inspiring to hear a young lady pastor’s account of life in jail after her house church was raided and closed. Also, that only last week an ex-Muslim 14 years-old boy had a vision of mosques in Iran tumbling down and being replaced by churches!

Afterwards, I mentioned this strongly reminded me of the declaration I heard announced from heaven of the “Fall of Islam”, and of the lightning strike upon the Grand Temple in Mecca on 14th anniversary of the attack upon New York’s towers (as recounted here and linked herein respectively).

So the Lord’s pointing us back to what His Word says about His Return….(next posts).

Prayer for Protection: Regent’s Park festival – a warning plus reassurance

Leisa Ebere emails me yesterday with an urgent request for intercessory action, as well as a most interesting word from the Lord that may relate to the 1992 vision of an ‘atomic glory bomb’, as revealed on its 27th anniversary, and elsewhere. Leisa writes,

‘I’ve had two Park Revelations, one a Vision and the other a direct Word of Knowledge calling people to pray for the Regent’s Park Music Festival on 14 July 2019. Please can you post these asap. As I believe these are both warnings & assurances from the Lord? Thank you so much, Leisa 🔥🙏✝️

‘Here they are:

‘Dear People of God, I have had a strong sensing from the Lord today, 10 July 2019, there is a huge ‘plan of violence’ being premeditated to be carried out at the Regent’s Park Music Festival on the 14th of July in London. Please be interceding for protection of innocent people and bind the strong man of terrorism and violence in the Name of Jesus. Let God Arise and His Enemies be Scattered.’

‘Thank you, Leisa E.

THE GLORY CLOUD VISION

given to Leisa Ebere, July 6, 2019

‘I was walking in a large park with trees and I was on a running track and I knew there were wolves in the woods of the park and all around me. Then the Lord Jesus appeared and took my hand and said: “Be at peace now, for you cannot do this without me; but now that I have come, all will be well.”

Then I heard snarling and growls all around me and Jesus took my hand and held it and looked into my eyes and said, “Though they exist they shall never consume you, for as long as we walk together, they cannot cross the line.” I asked the Lord: ‘What line Lord?’ “The Line of demarcation,” said the Lord, “the boundaries have been set and the Glory Cloud has come.”

‘Then the Lord went into further explanation and said:

“I have always fixed boundaries since Ancient times and now My Spirit is being poured out upon My Sons & Daughters to take back what is rightfully theirs. People must understand the reality of Godly order for protection of My Sheep must be of great importance as the times and seasons become darker in the days ahead. My Child, the Glory Cloud has come,” said the Lord of Hosts.’

Leisa Ebere, 10th July 2019 – Torchlighters International Ministry

NI-Eire Prophecy Update #15: Eire’s PM and the Orange Order

Keeping watch with respect to Emma Stark’s prophetic word, and the climax of Ulster’s marching season with tomorrow’s anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne (1690), Roger Jervois’ emails me yesterday (emphasis mine):

‘Speaking from early ‘90s South Africa experience, this is huge. Three cheers in Heaven to the prayer warriors who heeded the call to pray for Leo Varadkar.

‘Read on…(from Belfast Telegraph)

‘The Grand Secretary of the Orange Order has said that he would be willing to accept a united Ireland if the majority of people in Northern Ireland voted for it.

‘Rev Mervyn Gibson told the Irish Times that if a united Ireland came about as a result of a border poll he would accept the democratic result and was not “going to go to war over it”.

‘However, Mr Gibson said that he was not worried about the prospect of a united Ireland anytime soon and that attempts to link it to Brexit were part of “project fear”.

‘Mr Gibson said that he is “proud to be from Northern Ireland”, but that he felt he had an “all-Ireland dimension” as his father and grandfather were born in Co Donegal.

He praised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for a visit to the Orange Order headquarters in Belfast last year, saying it was “pivotal in changing and improving relationships”.

NI-Eire Prophecy Updates:
  1. Northern & Southern Irish Leaders Meet In Washington
  2. Northern & Southern Irish Leaders Meet Trump and Pence
  3. EU Grasps Ireland At Its Own Peril (ie. as EU’s puppet)
  4. DUP MP Would Like To See Ireland Join The Commonwealth
  5. Yet Again, NO Need For A Hard Border!
  6. DUP Prefers Brexit Delay To ‘Prison’ of May’s Withdrawal Agreement
  7. The Taoiseach and the E.U.
  8. Eire’s Relationship with Ulster & USA
  9. Irexit – (Eire leaving the EU)
  10. News Roundup – Is S.Africa and Object Lesson?
  11. Ireland to follow Britain out of the EU?
  12. Progress of N. Ireland – Republic power-sharing talks
  13. Ireland will be ‘second biggest losers’ if UK Leaves EU
  14. Irish Gov’t’s Brexit policy ‘is in tatters’, it’s bluff ‘being called’

Urgent word for UK & NI on the mantle of Churchill and whirlwind of Wilberforce

In May and June last year Veronika West had two prophetic words relating the move of God in the UK to ‘The Whirlwinds of William Wilberforce’, the first was republished on this blog and the second on their drawing near, including prayer for the protection of Tommy Robinson, in His Kingdom Prophecy. (Recommend reading both before you proceed.)

Yesterday, she received further insights and posted two accounts in this sequence:

AN URGENT WORD FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND; THE MANTLE OF WINSTON CHURCHILL SHALL BE TAKEN UP IN THE MIDST OF THE WHIRLWIND OF WILBERFORCE…!

I heard the Spirit say, “WATCH! FOR THE WHIRLWIND OF MY SPIRIT IS NOW BLOWING FORTH UPON THIS NATION, WATCH! AS THE MANTLE OF WINSTON CHURCHILL IS TAKEN UP IN THE MIDST OF THE WHIRLWIND OF WILBERFORCE IN THIS NEXT SEASON…WATCH AND PRAY FOR MANY HAVE CRIED OUT “WILL THIS NATION BURN HOT ONCE AGAIN?” AND I SAY, WATCH FOR SURELY THE FIRES OF REVIVAL SHALL BURN AS THE HEART OF THIS NATION IS TURNED”..!

Veronika then quotes; ‘Suddenly the vision shifted again and I saw the nation as a wartime merchant ship which was sailing upon the high seas. As I looked at the merchant ship, the name WINSTON CHURCHILL was quickened to me in the vision’..! from the vision and word published in HKC.

Then a fuller word came soon afterwards:

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A WORD FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND; “A WHIRLWIND OF MY GRACE WILL BRING FORTH GREAT CHANGE AND VICTORY OVER YOUR ENEMIES”..!

WATCH! WILLIAM WILBERFORCE AND WINSTON CHURCHILL SHALL BE A SIGN OF HIS ‘GRACE POURED OUT’ AND ‘VICTORY’ OVER OUR NATION…!

This afternoon as I was sitting meditating on the words God has given me in the last three years concerning the UK/BREXIT and the current political climate, I heard these words,

“MY WHIRLWIND OF GRACE SHALL BLOW FORTH UPON THIS LAND GIVING THE NATION OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND GREAT VICTORY OVER THEIR ENEMIES”..!

As I heard those words I saw Sir Winston Churchill with his famous “V” FOR VICTORY SIGN, and then I heard the sound of the Song “AMAZING GRACE” within the Whirlwind, this song was written by John Newton who worked alongside one of the greatest reformers of our time, William Wilberforce, who abolished the Slave Trade.

As I saw Winston Churchill and I heard the Sound of the Song of “Amazing Grace”, I knew the Lord was revealing to me how He is now moving strategically in our Nation at this critical time; HIS WHIRLWIND OF GRACE IS NOW BRINGING FORTH GREAT CHANGE AND VICTORY FOR OUR NATION.

Now as I stayed praying for the Nation and listening to the Spirit of God, it was quickened to me; ‘This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the LORD Almighty. 
“Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the top stone amid shouts of ‘GRACE, GRACE’ to it.
“The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you”, says God.’

AS I READ THAT POWERFUL VERSE, I HEARD HEAVEN DECLARE WITH A LOUD VOICE OVER GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND;

“IT’S NOT BY MIGHT NOR BY POWER BUT BY MY SPIRIT, WHO ARE YOU O GREAT MOUNTAIN THAT STANDS BEFORE THIS NATION, FOR YOU SHALL BECOME A PLAIN, LISTEN! GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, AT THE SOUND OF THE SHOUTS OF GRACE, GRACE I SHALL BRING YOU FORTH, FOR SURELY MY HANDS HAVE LAID THE FOUNDATIONS OF THIS GREAT NATION AND MY HANDS SHALL ALSO BRING IT TO COMPLETION”!

See word I posted earlier (as above); “THE MANTLE OF WINSTON CHURCHILL SHALL BE TAKEN UP IN THE MIDST OF THE WHIRLWIND OF WILBERFORCE”…!

Holy Wind coming to Great Britain

Lion-eagle BigBen 1Tony Puccio in Tucson, Arizona, reports the following notable dream of Ben Ben bending in the wind of the Holy Spirit. It reminds me of the prophetic paintings of Big Ben touched by the hand of the Lord, as done by Yvonne Coombs in March.

My Dreams and Visions

I had what started as a dream and am still seeing it today a powerful wind blowing through great Britain. I saw Big Ben bend and move with the direction that the wind was blowing, i.e., North South East and West. The force of the wind did not topple Big Ben but rather Big Ben seemed in the vision to be cooperating with the wind and would bend in the direction that the wind was blowing. The bending here, I believe,  represents humility. Big Ben, in the natural, could not bend the way I saw it doing in my dream.

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Fulfilled Prophecy #10 continues – exposure of corruption in USA

Thank you Lord for Veronika West’s posting this morning in tandem with news further confirmation of the exposure of corruption, as in my hunch of May 2016 (Is The Lord Exposing Rotten Politics? UK, USA – next EU??). Interesting that this was concurrent with a Godly version of the domino effect for that month, as seen by Patsy Southway.

Here’s today’s from Veronika:

AMERICA; A LITTLE BLACK BOOK WILL BE OPENED CAUSING A DOMINO EFFECT; THE SOUND OF HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE WILL BE HEARD!

IN MY TIME WITH THE LORD THIS MORNING AS I WAS PRAYING FOR THE NATIONS, THE NATION OF AMERICA WAS BROUGHT BEFORE ME AND, AS I BEGAN TO PRAY, SUDDENLY I SAW A NUMBER OF LITTLE BLACK BOOKS STANDING ON END IN A LONG LINE LIKE DOMINOS, AND THEN I SAW THE FINGER OF GOD COME INTO THE MIDST OF THE VISION AND HIS FINGER LIGHTLY TOUCHED THE FIRST LITTLE BLACK BOOK AND I WATCHED AS A POWERFUL DOMINO EFFECT TOOK PLACE.

THEN I HEARD THESE WORDS, “WATCH! AS MY SPIRIT OF TRUTH IS NOW MOVING TO BRING EXPOSURE, EXPOSURE, EXPOSURE AS THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK IS OPENED, ALL WILL BE UNCOVERED AND REVEALED FOR THE SOUND OF THE GAVEL OF MY JUSTICE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL BE HEARD GOING FORTH ACROSS THIS LAND”

Veronika West, 7th July 2019

With this word she republishes the following extract from A Warning to the All Nations of the Earth! as received on 8th December 2018:

‘I hear the Spirit of God say, “WATCH AND PRAY FOR THESE ARE THE DAYS OF ELIJAH, THESE ARE THE DAYS OF SUDDEN AND SEVERE SHAKINGS IN THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH, FOR A DIVINE DISMANTLING IS NOW GIVING WAY TO EVEN GREATER DESTRUCTION IN THE NATIONS, BUT FEAR NOT FOR MY RIGHTEOUS ANGER BURNS HOT AGAINST THE ENEMIES OF THE LIVING GOD, WATCH! FOR NOW I AM DOING A NEW THING IN THE MIDST OF YOU, A THING THAT SHALL ASTONISH AND ASTOUND, A THING THAT SHALL CONFUSE AND CONFOUND, A THING THAT IS STRANGE AND MYSTERIOUS, EYES HAVE NOT SEEN AND EARS HAVE NOT HEARD AND MINDS COULD NOT CONCEIVE WHAT I AM ABOUT TO DO IN THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH, NOW WATCH!

“AS THE MOLES ARE DRIVEN OUT OF THEIR HOLES AND THE BLACK SNAKES EMERGE FROM THE DARKNESS OF THEIR CAVES, LISTEN! FOR MANY WILL CRY OUT “THERE IS NOWHERE TO HIDE, THERE IS NO WAY OF ESCAPE”, BUT SURELY I TELL YOU THAT THEIR WORKS OF WICKEDNESS AND THEIR ACTS OF EVIL HAVE COME UP BEFORE ME ONCE AGAIN AS AN ABOMINATION. WATCH AND PAY ATTENTION! FOR THE GAVEL OF MY JUSTICE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS NOW FALLS UPON THE HEADS OF THE WICKED SENTENCING THEM TO AN ETERNAL SEPARATION, I TELL YOU THE TRUTH I SHALL EVEN FORGET THE DAY THAT I CREATED THEM”, says the Spirit of the Living God.

‘When I received this word today I was physically shaken to my core as the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord came upon me. I began to cry out to the Father to show Mercy for it was shown to me in but a fleeting moment what lay in store for those who have killed the unborn and those who have defied the ways of the Living God in the Nations, and then suddenly I saw into the realm of the Spirit where I saw two Archangels of the Lord, one had the appearance of a pillar of blazing Fire and the other held a sharp sickle in his hand, as I dared to look upon them I saw that they were standing between heaven and hell they were standing READY TO GO INTO THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH!’

Earlier #10 Posts:

Britain, Back to Basics: 2 – the Gospel of Good News

On 1st July Yvonne Coombs posted this exceptionally powerful prophecy on Facebook: which brings detailed confirmation of the humorous vision noted 2nd May (part 1 refers):

BACK TO BASICS – THE GOSPEL OF GOOD NEWS

I see a deck of cards being flung over the UK and I notice they are all Ace of spades. I then see another deck being flung that are all Aces of hearts, then again a whole deck as the Aces of diamonds and finally another deck as the Aces of clubs. These come from the North, East, South and West.

I then see a tower of these cards over the Centre of the Country. I then see 4 swords being rammed into the earth with such power that the earth shakes and again, they are arranged around the tower of cards from North, to South, to East, to West. I believe the cards represent four-of-a-kind in poker.

I then see the word ‘Sceptre’ over the Northern sword, ‘Grace over the Eastern sword, ‘Servitude’ over the Southern sword and ‘Mercy’ over the Western sword.

The swords are then covered in oil from above and set on fire as orange flames lick over them and hear the words “TOO HOT TO HANDLE” and felt the Spirit reveal there must be a moment to wait for them to cool.

The Lord says,

“THEY ARE TOO HOT TO HANDLE AND DO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO TOUCH THEM BUT, WHEN THE DECISION IS MADE OVER MY NATION OF THE UK, THEY SHALL BURN AS BLUE AND THEN YOU MY CHILDREN SHALL TAKE THEM AND RUN WITH THEM AND GO BACK TO THE BASICS, THE GOSPEL OF GOOD NEWS THAT WAS ONLY MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH MY SON JESUS, HE WHO TURNED THE RIVERS RED BY HIS BLOOD SHALL TAKE BACK WHAT IS MINE!”

I ask the Lord what the four-of-a-kind means over our Nation?

“MATHEW, MARK, LUKE AND JOHN! YOU SHALL SHAKE OFF THE DUST AND MIGRATE IN MY SPIRIT, OUT TO THE CORNERS OF THE EARTH. YOU SHALL TAKE THE SWORD OF MY WORD AND CUT DOWN EVERY HOUSE OF CARDS THAT I DID NOT BUILD AND MY TOWER OF CARDS SHALL STAND, FOR MY FOUNDATION IS THE CORNERSTONE, MY WORD IS AS FLINT TO THE FLAME IT MAKES AND THE UK SHALL BE AS A BEACON TO THE NATIONS OF MY GLORY AND MERCY YET, YOU MUST KNEEL BEFORE ME AND ASK AND DECLARE “MY KINGDOM COME”!”

I believe the period from orange to blue flame is in the cleansing of the dross and preparation for the coming in of the baptism of fire (Exodus 3:5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”)
Are we ready and willing to call the towns, cities and Nation to prayer and repentance? AS THE LORD HAS RESHUFFLED FOR THE LAST TIME OVER THIS NATION, ARE WE GOING TO LAY OUR CARDS DOWN AND TRUST THE HAND WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN AND BE AS ONE IN UNITY? PRAISE BE TO GOD!

Sceptre [S]
(Heb. shebet = Gr. skeptron), properly a staff or rod. As a symbol of authority, the use of the sceptre originated in the idea that the ruler was as a shepherd of his people ( Genesis 49:10 ; Numbers 24:17 ; Psalms 45:6 ; Isaiah 14:5 ).

sceptre
noun: scepter
1 an ornamented staff carried by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty.”imperial regalia of orb and sceptre”

Isaiah 44:3-4
3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants.
4They will spring up like grass in a meadow,
like poplar trees by flowing streams.

Ezekiel:4-9

The Four Faces of God, by John Bickersteff & Timothy Pain.

Britain, Back to Basics: 1 – cartoon visions of wheels off the nation’s ‘wagon’

“Many a true word is spoken in jest”, so the hoary adage goes. Some months ago we noted how political cartoonists can unwittingly capture the essence of prophetic words. So, let me share two amusing visions that popped up during the first video conference discussing a gathering of UK prophets in Reading next February, as announced here.

Being a blogging Thursday, I was busy on 2nd May and had to munch lunch during the session, thus wanted simply to sit in on the proceedings with little involvement.

Pastor Yinka Oyekan outlined his vision for the event of bringing the Word of the Lord through the voice of the Ekklesia. The apostolic and prophetic would convene together to hear from God for the purpose of speaking his Word into all spheres, including Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, government departments and agencies, education, arts, businesses and churches and other influential spheres. In his new role as VP of the Baptist Union, Yinka would be able to convey this information in an official capacity.

In the light of our very recent history this sounded a most sensible and welcome project, and we were asked for our reactions and thoughts…

BUT I just couldn’t answer because I was watching an open-topped, wooden wagon, not stagecoach of the Old West, careering along as I heard the very popular song of the 1960’s, Three Wheels on My Wagon!!

“Three wheels on my wagon
And I’m still rolling along…
“Two wheels on my wagon
And I’m still rolling along
“One wheel… 
NO wheels on my wagon, so I’m not rolling along!
[Source: LyricFind]

 

I told the group what I was watching and understand this mental image of a wheel-less wagon represents Britain in its political and social upheaval, which is purely the result of our deliberately breaking the wheels of our Christian faith off every aspect of our lives, society and culture.

THEN I chuckled loudly because I saw the popular (to my generation anyway) cartoon characters Fred Flintstone and his side-kick Barny Rubble suddenly pop up in the back of the wagon with a large, upright stone wheel between them, as though we need to replace our modern, but broken, wooden wheels with our ancestors’ discovery of the wheel – thus, here’s the answer to all our problems!!

This vision’s meaning is quite clear: God is calling Britain ‘back to basics’ – and in unison one of the group said this out aloud with me.

Almost two months later a sister in the Lord receives a much fuller prophetic vision and word on ‘Back to Basics’, which you can read in part 2.

[Later, reading a review of Mrs May’s EU negotiations upon her announcing retirement as PM, I noted the author says ‘the Chequers deal brought the wheels off her wagon’.]

Fulfilled Prophecy #13 cont’d: British MEPs turn their backs on EU’s pagan anthem

Not being online full-time I haven’t done a update for the weekend’s many items on deepening problems in the EU that are bringing its prophesied downfall. So I trust my readers have been keeping up with the news, of which this popped up today about the opening of the EU Parliament after recent elections of MEPs, of which the Brexit Party is the largest single party within that parliament!  Maybe that’s a benefit of not having left the EU as agreed on 29th March and thus having to take part in those elections?

Veronika West notes and prophesies:

‘ANOTHER POWERFUL PROPHETIC SIGN CONCERNING THE EU AND THE NATIONS THAT SHALL TURN THEIR BACKS ON THIS DEMONIC INSTITUTION IN THE DAYS AHEAD; “FOR EVEN AS BACKS ARE TURNING, SO ARE THE HEARTS OF MANY NATIONS BEING TURNED IN THIS HOUR, FOR A DIVINE SHIFTING AND TURNING, SHIFTING AND TURNING IS NOW TAKING PLACE”, says God.

‘I hear the Spirit say, “FOR I CANNOT LOOK UPON THAT WHICH IS UNHOLY AND DEFILED FOR I AM A HOLY AND RIGHTEOUS GOD. NOW WATCH! AS MY SPIRIT MOVES UPON THE NATIONS, FOR EVEN AS BACKS ARE TURNING SO SHALL HEARTS BEGIN TURNING BACK TO THAT WHICH IS HOLY AND UNDEFILED, WATCH! AS MY GOVERNMENTAL HAND MOVES IN THIS SEASON TO TURN THINGS UP-SIDE DOWN AND INSIDE-OUT, WATCH! AS A DIVINE REALIGNMENT AND A REORDERING OF THINGS BEGIN TO TAKE PLACE IN THIS NATION AND IN THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH, FOR A TIME OF DIVINE AND SUPERNATURAL TURNAROUND IS NOW COME UPON THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH”, says God.’

By the way, there’s this too:

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