Big Ben hangs in 11th hour – soon to strike 12!

Houses of Parliament: courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I’m grateful to the Lord and to Jennifer LeClaire for releasing for intercession the vision He gave her in May, and for her kindly permitting my republication. Note that in The Gong and Pot-bound reference is made to a massive striking sound and to the 11th hour:

PROPHETIC  VISION:  BIG  BEN  HANGS  AT  THE  11th  HOUR

In a vision, I saw the tower that houses Big Ben – what the British call the Great Bell of the clock at the end of the Palace of Westminster in London – and it was approaching 12th hour.

As I kept on looking, I noticed the hand on the clock was closer to the 12 than it was to the 11 – much closer. It was as if there were only moments left before we would hear the reverberating sound of the massive hammer striking the bell to mark a new day.

I heard the Lord say, “When Big Ben strikes 12, there will be a shift in the nation.”

This is a governmental shift, as the number 12 represents government. What’s more, the iconic 96-metre clock tower stands at the northern end of the Palace of Westminster. As I’ve learned from my monthly travel to London to build Awakening House of Prayer hubs, the Palace of Westminster is the meeting place for the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of Parliament in the United Kingdom.

As I kept on looking, it was almost as if Big Ben’s short arm was stuck. Prophetically, I see Great Britain is stuck in the eleventh hour – a time of transition. The good news is Captain of the Hosts has dispatched angels of transition to help the UK government as He did when President Trump took power in the US. Just as the results in the US have been favorable, results in the UK will be favorable as intercessors continue battling the enemy of Great Britain’s soul in prayer.

Of course, we are already seeing part of the transition with the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. But there is a greater transition coming. It doesn’t take a prophet to see that Brexit – the United Kingdom’s planned departure from the European Union – is a pivotal part of that transition. Freedom from the EU will release the UK from one enemy stronghold, but the battle for Britain will hardly be over.

I did not know until I researched, but Big Ben stopped bonging in August 2017 – except for important national events and holidays – while it undergoes a renovation. Big Ben is not scheduled to return to normal operations until 2021. There is not an actual date set in 2021 and, as renovations go, the relaunch could be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Great Britain hangs in transition on additional fronts, namely the monarchy. There’s no indication that Queen Elizabeth II, who is 93 at the time of this writing, will abdicate the throne and retire. In fact, she has insisted she will not. There’s also no reason to believe she will pass away soon. She is in strong health and her mother Queen Elizabeth lived to be over 100.

That said, when Her Majesty eventually goes on to glory, the nation will plunge into grief. But her life will be a seed of revival in Great Britain. Intercessors beware. During the grieving period – while weeping endures – the enemy will coordinate a strike against the nation. The spirit of division will work to break up the United Kingdom and an opportunity will arise for the new king to become a defender of the faith like his predecessor. That spirit is roaming about like a roaring lion even now.

Keep in mind Big Ben is famous worldwide for its accuracy. Prophetically speaking, it’s no coincidence the clock has stopped. God is giving the United Kingdom time. Intercessors, the enemy wants to destroy the unity but as we stand in the gap we will see a stronger United Kingdom, a new awakening in the church and a revival that brings in a great harvest. Keep praying!

Jennifer LeClaire, 7th August 2019

Footnote: for earlier prophecies and blogs click Big Ben tag, noting that in June 2017 Charles Shamp reported the Lord as telling him, “My eye is upon this land and My hand upon the nation’s time, a kairos moment is about to come! I will cause a sign to come from Big Ben that will mark the moment that I have changed the time and season for the nation of England and the city of London. Everything will stop and people will turn to see and hear. Tell My people to mark the moment when it comes to pass for it will be sign of great change in the land.”

Prophecy Update 2.3: Brussels now expects ‘no deal’ Brexit

Eventually I got hold of today’s paper, ’tis holiday season after all 🙂 and woke up to this prophecy-related front-page headline:

After the past year’s utter farago over Brexit and Parliament’s inability to agree to the May-Merkel treacherous Withdrawal Agreement, leaving the EU without any strings attached was regarded as being dead in the water. So it looked like the 2005 Vision for Great Britain breaking free from the EU’s entanglements would be impossible.

Then in January, that vision got ‘resurrected’ when Veronika West heard from the Lord about a figurative ‘raising of Lazarus’, both spiritually and politically, for our four nations. Then in March, she received further details on the Brexit delay and promising “Fear not, for Lazarus died but was raised after four days!” and knew to watch out for unexpected turnaround four months later; AND THIS PROPHECY WAS FULFILLED together with the confirmation of Wendy Alec’s 2005 Vision (see Fulfilled Prophecy #44).

Click image to read Guardian article

Michael Gove is in charge of the government’s no-deal preparations and is reported as being “deeply saddened” by the EU’s stance after diplomats in Brussels warned that no-deal now appears to be the UK’s “central scenario”. He accuses the EU of refusing to negotiate a new Brexit deal because it says the current agreement is the “best possible” option.

Previous Updates:
  1. Press reports ‘no deal’ Brexit is ‘back from the dead’! 
  2. Boris Johnson warns against blocking ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Wanda Alger: “I AM” THE MAN OF WAR

Another explicit and awesome revelation relating to dealing with the present darkness:

“You question this one I placed in the White House for this time? You are offended by his speech and demeanor? I tell you, though his flesh often reacts and his ego feels threatened, it is MY zeal that I have placed in this one you have prayed for. It is MY righteous anger at […]

continue reading at “I AM” THE MAN OF WAR — wandaalger.me

God is moving across nations – The Land of Cherry Blossoms Prophecy

In his message to Fleet Baptist Church on Sunday, visiting guest speaker John Arnott spoke about Holy Spirit’s presence manifesting in power in churches across Russia, Siberia, Mexico and Brazil, as He did in that morning’s service.

It’s notable how that news fits with what Leisa Ebere says in her email of Friday on her dreaming many times in the last few months on how Father God is reshaping nations, and thus positioning and readying His people for Revival.

For example, whilst in Strasbourg Leisa dreamed of a French couple unknown to her, but God gave her their names and where to find them. She “released the prophetic dream as it contained both direction and encouragement,” stressing, “not to leave France as He has work for you to do.” She’s since learned that Father, “opened up tremendous doors for this couple in high-ranking places…”

Also, last week He gave her this dream about the nation of Japan:

THE LAND OF THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS PROPHECY

given to Leisa Ebere, 19 June 2019

The Lord says: “The marshlands that have been allowed to take precedence in the spirit realm shall no longer have the upper hand across the nation of Japan and many nations of the Earth. For I am releasing a stabilizing anointing of My Spirit in the Land of the cherry blossoms, to cause the shifting ground to stand still; as My People rise to stand in their appointed places. The harassment of the enemy shall be halted and fertile ground be established,” says the Lord.

“Heed not the calculations of man, for only I hold the keys to the future. A mighty war cry shall be heard, as I rally My People to perform mighty exploits in the days ahead; and visionaries shall receive clarity and lead My People to victory in that place. The dark habitation which has been the continual frustration of My People in Japan shall be a former thing that passes away,” says the Living God. “For better days for My Remnant are at hand,” says the Lord. “But the breaking of the cast-iron fixtures formed and shaped by man must begin,” says the Lord, “for I shall have no other gods before Me. Receive My Freedom and Receive My Blessings,” says the Lord, “as you choose to walk a new path of righteousness. Break forth with singing, My sons and daughters, for I am sending delivering angels to avenge your pain,” says the Lord of Hosts.

Leisa Ebere, 21st June 2019
Torchlighter International Ministry

Remembering and anticipating ‘Deliverance-Days’ 1944 & 2019 – Britain’s Destiny

Grateful thanks to the unknown creator of this splendid illustration

In his latest paper Dave Chapman briefly reviews pertinent parts of our history relating to spiritual conflict, as well as legal niceties, and looks forward to an upcoming ‘D-Day’ this year which we trust and pray will be Britain’s ‘Destiny-Day’, or day of deliverance.

I’m grateful for his permission to publish this document that draws attention not only to the spiritual but also to the legal rather than political truths of our Nation’s situation.

It is noteworthy that the day after David completed this paper the Lord told Leisa Ebere, “My Glory shall bring about National Deliverance” (as herein):

REMEMBERING D-DAY

by Dave Chapman

AN OLD WAR

It is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy on the 6th of this month.
Though the War itself is not to be celebrated, the beginning of its end indeed is!  ‘D’ is simply a militarily term used as a countdown to the day of action – hence ‘D’ minus 3, 2, 1, then ‘D’-Day itself. In the event it became our ‘Deliverance’ Day, as Britain with its allies, including America, invaded Normandy in a western alliance to drive back and defeat the forces of Hitler; while Russia under Stalin, invaded from the East, all on cue. This long, bloody War was entering its last phase. Thank God for the freedoms though that were won in those ensuing days.

Jonathan Dimbleby, on interview for Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme on Friday 31st May, when asked about his father Richard Dimbleby, the first War Reporter for the BBC in 1936, ever speaking about his own role or experiences after the war, said:

“Not really.  Like so many he was so relieved victory had been achieved, that democracy and the rule of law had triumphed, he did not talk about the War……he thought you just got on with the future”.  (Emphases mine)

 

OUR PRESENT BATTLE

Poignant words indeed, and yet these are the two battle fronts we face – but from a different ‘foe’ now. This time it is from within! [Emphasis RB] Continue reading

Brexit Party God-incidence via ‘Bridge o’er the Pond’ (GPS #33)

At long, long last another instance of the spiritual bridge over ‘the Pond’ ! (An imaginary supra-natural bridge linking Britain with North America used by Holy Spirit for delivering the same, or similar, teaching, messages or prophetic words on opposite sides of the North Atlantic ocean on the same, or next, day – see earlier posts.)

As told last Thursday in the previous post, it was the day of the EU elections when I emailed Dave Chapman about an intercessor at his church having contacted Nigel Farage. We didn’t proceed further in view of the Bank Holiday weekend and awaiting results of the election. However, on the holiday Monday, Canadian intercessor Maxine Phyllis left this notable comment to the dream about the next Prime Minister, and which warrants separate publication (note; a ‘gremlin’ treated it as ‘spam’!):

Symbolic of Holy Spirit's active power across the Atlantic

Endless Bridge by Evgeni Denev (credit Freedigitalphotos.net)

‘From Atlantic Canada: This brings me to an experience I had with the Lord in which I was given a free air ticket in 2008, to travel to England where I spent two weeks based in Somerset County. I flew out of Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 31, 2008 and spent the Remembrance Day season in Britain. As a descendant of Canadian war veterans it was a huge deal to me, but the LORD – the Holy One of Israel – had something to show me about where the political realms came to an end and the Kingdom of God begins. I saw in the Spirit a great dark veil spread over all of North America and I heard the Lord say “The entire western hemisphere needs to learn the way of the cross for what comes next.”

‘From this perspective, as I read through the text of this spiritual dream above, it speaks volumes to me about what’s to come next for the Judeo-Christian world. From a Kingdom perspective the BREXIT campaign is NOT just about upholding democracy for Britain, but it’s about preserving freedom for Kingdom sons to become all they were created to be for such a time as this. All of creation is waiting to see it, as the fullness of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit takes up residence on earth as He is in heaven (Romans 8:17-21). Therefore, any political leader who promises Brexit in order to support democracy only will not be able to complete the task because, in the fullness of the Kingdom, there comes an end to freedom for individuals to continue promoting the sinful human nature. Whether he knows it or not, a governing authority put in place as a Prime Minister responsible for carrying Brexit to its completion, is one put in place by God to facilitate the separation of goats and sheep (Romans 13, Matthew 25). Unless he understands how God is using him he will be thrown into utter confusion by thinking his highest goal is to ensure financial freedom for a Judeo-Christian nation; even if it means ensuring those who practice rebellion towards God are free to continue doing so.

‘Since I returned to Atlantic Canada I’ve had powerful visions from heaven about the New Jerusalem coming down from God through the UK and over to North America, for the sole purpose of bringing forth the fulfillment of His promises about Israel and the Jewish people. On the day of the Brexit referendum – June 23, 2016 – the Lord led me to go prayer walking on behalf of the UK and I saw in the Spirit an open heaven between Atlantic Canada and the heavenly realms over England. I saw the LORD stand up from His throne and applaud. I asked Him how to pray and He revealed to me that His plans lined up with another 23rd day described in the book of Esther (Esther 8 – 23rd day of Sivan). He led me to pray for the Hamans to be hung on their own gallows. Then He showed me it was a time for the Church to write new decrees, however we see fit. The goal is the same now as it was then: to defend His sovereign purposes for Israel and the Jewish people. The nations are redeemed, or not, through their willingness to line up with His plans accordingly. We need to pray for all our governing authorities to be used as facilitators for this cause: to bring forth new wine and oil related to His coming Kingdom and His will to be done on earth as He is in heaven.

‘In the face of all that, the key word that hits my spirit from this dream described above, is the word ‘SCROLL’. It speaks to me of the Great Scroll of Isaiah which was preserved as one of the most important Dead Sea scrolls and which, when translated into English, proves the veracity of the original King James Bible. The text of Isaiah in the original King James is almost word-for-word identical to the Great Scroll of Isaiah translated directly from Hebrew to English. Also, the word SCROLL in this dream speaks to me of Revelation 10:10. I’ve had literal experiences here in Atlantic Canada with this, hearing the voice of the seven thunders speaking from up over the UK to the free Judeo-Christian world. I’ve had visitations from the Lord as a result of having met Him in a powerful way at the Morning Room of Wesley’s Chapel, Bristol, UK. It’s like an open heaven from there to Atlantic Canada follows me around and I often hear the word “SCROLL”; as if this scroll described in Revelation 10:10 is originating from the ministry begun by the Wesleys in Bristol and London. There is something decidedly English about it all, as the English language was spread far and wide along with the distribution of the King James Bible, and English is now the world’s ‘lingua franca’ – the ‘go-to’ language for people of other tongues to have one common language in order to communicate.

‘I’ve made it a personal mission to pray for Nigel Farage to be transformed into a Kingdom son, so that Brexit will be used to point people to the coming Kingdom of God. Then the freedom that is so desperately being sought will be used to exalt above all else the Name of the Lord and His Word. That the Prime Minister in this dream above placed his head on the author’s shoulder, speaks of him resting his understanding on the Presence of the Kingdom of God in the life of the author, and on the truth that ‘the government will be on His shoulders’. (Isaiah 9:6). The Prime Minister in this dream is asking for understanding and support from the Kingdom of God to sustain our God-given freedom for the Judeo-Christian nations. He needs to be transformed into a Kingdom son to make it happen. He needs to learn what it means to take up the cross and follow Christ – first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. This is an anointing and mantle the Lord has given me to teach to the ‘entire western hemisphere’ but it currently appears that the darkness will get darker still before even Spirit-led, mature believers will agree to meet the Lord at the cross in a personal way.

‘Feel free to connect for the purposes of interceding for the Kingdom’s plans for Brexit to prevail. I have a site – Through Fire and Water – which the Lord continues to prompt me to rename ‘gloryofzioncanada.ca’. He has done a very hidden work from a Canadian perspective related to the cross, for the purpose of standing in the gap for both UK and USA.’

Maxine Phyllis, 27th May.

Personal Footnote:

Norris Point, Newfoundland, April 2008

Maxine’s message evokes strong personal connections for several reasons.

First, I well recall my first sightings of the other end of the ‘bridge’ upon flying over Newfoundland and Nova Scotia en-route to Toronto, as well as down to Florida for the Caribbean and inland to Arizona.

Also, within 10 miles of our home in East Hampshire are three Canadian war memorial sites. Our associated church of St Mary’s in Bramshott has a cemetery of over 300 graves of our Canadian allies fallen in the Great War (Alison Avery’s photos include those of Canadian Memorial planting of maple trees).

My earliest memory, however, is told in my 2,000th post in connection with my writing as well as sketching a short story which my class-teacher commended to the headmistress of my primary school. (Inspired by the motto “The Mountie always gets his man”, the hero received a medal from the young Queen Elizabeth for his bravery.)  And what’s more, as I blogged about that we were following the Netflix drama ‘When Calls The Heart’, which features the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Prophecy Update #4: 1997 Dennis Cramer prophecy for England

Geoffrey Pick, editor of UK Prophetic Words and FB’s ‘Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival’ draws attention to a prophetic word published on The Elijah List in 2005, but which was first received in 1997 by Dennis Cramer.  “That was a time”, says Geoff, “When prophecy over the UK was rare here … we are already in the season of some of this word and will be entering into the best of the healings to come soon – welcome Holy Spirit, glorify Jesus over our land – Prophets have a major role in protecting the nation.”  AMEN.

Moreover, I recall 1997 was when I witnessed Smith-Wigglesworth’s prayer partner in rapture with the same absolutely awesome vision of Britain in the far future that the evangelist-healer had been given.

At this moment in our history, Dennis’ reference to God dealing with our nation’s rotten political system is bang-on target in view of the unprecedented shaking we’re now going through!!

Background

First, here’s Steve Schulz’ introduction to his republishing on 14 July 2005 what Dennis had brought earlier. (Visitor’s to my blog’s Library may recall references to Chuck Pierce and the terrorist attacks on London Transport – 2005 ‘shelf’ refers.)

‘I was in Europe when the attacks came to London last week. It’s interesting that, before I flew away three weeks ago, I set my Elijah List publishing staff down and told them, “If while I’m gone there is a 9/11-type of attack anywhere, this is how you are to handle it, because I may or may not have access to the Internet.” They did a splendid job, by the way . . .

‘Among other instructions I gave them, I told them, “If some attack occurs, call Chuck Pierce’s office first to see if God has given anything to him.” God woke Chuck Pierce up at 4:30 AM the morning of the London Attacks. And Chuck rushed out the revelation through the Elijah List and several other outlets. Now, on the day of the one-week “anniversary” of that attack on London, I’ve arrived back home. You can read that word at:http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=3217.

‘There was a message waiting for me when I arrived home last night from Denny Cramer, a prophet that I’ve ministered for many years with. We carry several of his books, including the one that this England word below was excerpted from his best-selling book, THE NEXT 100 YEARS. In this book are many profound prophecies about many cities, states, and countries around the world.

‘Dennis’ message left on my voicemail suggested I look at what he’d written in 1997 about England, including his references to what would happen to England regarding events from revival to terrorist attacks, which would bring England to the brink of war.’

1997 PROPHETIC WORD CONCERNING GREAT BRITAIN

England: A Preparer of the Church 
England will become a great “exporter” to the world-wide Christian Church. She will export a new breed of apostles, a new model of preachers, and an army of women evangelists.

A Healing Anointing
Unusual healings will take place in cities all across England. Specific cities will be known as healing centers for specific diseases. Many people will be healed on their way to these geographical locations – before they even arrive!

Incredible supernatural demonstrations of God’s power will free many from lifelong ailments in an instant, and people from around the world will come to drink of these healing waters made available by a loving, caring God.

As this healing anointing spreads, city after city will witness inconceivable, unimaginable, divine healings that will set the standard for power evangelism around the world. As a result, these cities will birth a new breed of power evangelists, many of them women.

These highly prophetic women will take this healing anointing throughout Europe and Asia, then around the world! Specifically, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic will benefit from the overflow of this English revival.

Standing Guard
As England is sovereignly blessed within her borders, foreign powers outside her borders will rise up against her.

England will be targeted by non-Christian nations, especially Islamic nations, who will push her to the brink of war. Some of her former allies, however, will stand by and mock her. [Emphases mine]

In the face this assault, Christians from around the world will unite in intercession, and England will be spared. Her biggest ally of all, the United States, will stand faithfully by her side militarily, politically, and spiritually.

As foreign tensions mount, a group of valuable “watchman” type prophets will stand guard over England, issuing accurate prophetic warnings to the nation. Even now God is issuing such a warning against a new insidious form of terrorism that will strike against England’s population.

God says to England, “Guard yourself against foreign terrorism, especially in the cities of your northeastern coast. Don’t be fooled by the past. Nations who claim to be your friends will prove otherwise.”

The Hand of God
Economically, England will enter the 21st century stronger than ever. When other allies are not doing well economically, she will prosper. This will be a supernatural sign from God.

National illnesses – physical ailments that have gone unchecked for years – will suddenly decrease as God’s mercy falls on England. Her national birth-rate will increase dramatically -a blessing from God.

Even new oil reserves will be discovered off her shores. Finally, God will clean up her political process, eliminating corruption and greed, making England an example for other nations to follow.

Clearly, the hand of God will be on England in a special way. She must remember to whom much is given, much will be required.


by Dennis Cramer
Dennis Cramer Ministries

http://www.denniscramer.org  

RB Note: Some ask did Dennis mean just England, or the whole of the UK & NI. In my opinion, and judging from Tony Puccio’s remarks concerning his references to England, this is normally American shorthand for Britain, unless specific reference clearly applies; eg. as in Tony’s accurate dreams about Big Ben.

A powerful dream of the United Kingdom becoming a signet ring of the Lord (GPS#31.1)

Last night and throughout the day I’ve been contemplating the direct relevance of the open vision I had in 2004 of the British Isles to our nations’ current situation and am preparing to blog about it next. Then I noticed that early this afternoon Veronika West published this on Ignite Ireland Ministry, which is apposite to mine and must take precedence:

A WORD FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND….; ”WATCH”, says the Spirit of God, “FOR I SHALL TAKE YOU AND MAKE YOU LIKE MY SIGNET RING, FOR I HAVE CHOSEN YOU”, says God.

Friends, KEEPING PRAYING FOR THE NATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM THERE IS A BATTLE RAGING IN THE HEAVENS…I had a powerful dream 3 nights ago where I saw the the Nation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland being drawn up by the hand of God and as He took hold of the Nation it became as a GOLD RING, as I looked at the GOLD RING suddenly I saw the finger of God come forth from the heavens and the Gold Ring which was the Nation was put on His finger and I heard these words,

WATCH! FOR I SHALL TAKE YOU, THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, AND I SHALL MAKE YOU LIKE A SIGNET RING UPON MY FINGER, FOR YOU SHALL BECOME A SIGN AND A WONDER AMONG THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH”…!

Signet Ring

Veronika West, 8th April 2019

Let it be so, and soon Lord, please!

Passion for the Nation; declaration over Government

Click/tap image for link to Passion For The Nation and previous declarations

GOVERNMENT
by Passion for the Nation on Monday February 11th, 2019

“ …at the sound of Your voice they were all stilled by Your might. What a majestic King, filled with power! Nothing could ever change your royal decrees; they will last forever.” Psalm 93: 3,4 TPT

Lord, we declare You are the Alpha and the Omega who rules over the nations with love, wisdom and truth, and we thank You for the power of revelation, anointing and Your grace within our lives.

We praise You for the depth of change You are working in this nation at this time; for all that You desire to release, for the healing, the restoration and the Kingdom-purpose You are bringing forth.

We declare, that which You have begun You will complete by the power of Your Word and the strength of Your might.  Now, we call Your people into Your Presence, to hear Your voice and to understand Your ways, that the power of prayer will be exercised and increased across this land.  (Isaiah 55:11.)

We declare in this day, the old pattern, leadership and Governmental connections are passing.

In the Name of Jesus, we speak over the totality of this round of talks, over the political shifts, the economic shifts, the shifts of boundaries and borders taking place, and over every associated mindset, heart and value; and we decree and declare the New Season God has planned for this land will be delivered in full, in order and on time.

We silence every opposing voice, network, agenda, manipulation, foolishness and control.

Now Lord, over the negotiations taking place this week, we speak Your wisdom and Your favour, that every hindrance, intransigence and difficulty caused by man or the enemy will be removed.

Footnotes:
  • Published with the kind permission of Suzanne Ferrett, Passion For The Nation
  • For the scriptural principles involved visit this site’s Decrees and Declarations.

Spiritual nature of Brexit vs. EU battle – prophecies continue to be fulfilled

Continuing the previous post about Donald Tusk’s cursing the UK, in addition to Is the Lord Exposing Rotten Politics? UK, USA – next EU?? and the Fulfilled Prophecies #10 sequence, we now revisit other pertinent prophecies, closing with those on reversal of the curse. (Click titles below to read in full.)  Continue reading

UK Situation Summary #2 – Suzanne Ferrett on this season of opportunity for Christians

Suzzanne Ferrett kindly permits me to republish this from Passion For The Nation. She posted it as an informal chat on the message she’s been teaching for the past couple of years.  Yet it’s timely in my own considerations of prophecy and politics arising out of a personal challenge to my referring in Cranmer to the Lord’s mind on Britain and the EU. Your attention is drawn to Suzanne’s outlining differences between Britain and Europe and to our laws in particular, further details of which may be found in two footnotes.: 

I thought with all the confusion and the noise of the challenges in our nation right now, It would be good for me to explain why I believe this is a season of huge opportunity for the Body of Christ.  Let me take a moment to explain why.

I am aware that even with the promises of God that we stand on the brink of huge revival, many are still struggling.

Background

My whole journey with praying and speaking into government, began with a number of revelations God gave me around 2015 and the beginning of 2016, when I moved with my husband to Windsor in Berkshire, not long before the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta.  At that time, with several other ministers, we called a Convocation to celebrate this document, which had never been overtly successful, yet had shaped our nation and the nations for 800 years.

During that time, God showed me how the roots of our nation, Government, justice system, democracy, institutions and way of life are based through the Magna Carta on Christian principles and foundations. The Magna Carta itself was not totally original, but drew on the Law Code of King Alfred, a Christian who is often called the first King of England, although that title should really go to his grandson.

At that time, as we looked backwards to celebrate the past, I felt the conviction of the Holy Spirit to look towards the future, and we released a decree about the rising up of a governmental army, who would through their prayers govern in the spiritual realm above natural government. At that time, I felt God said, what we “have seen in the past of Godliness in this nation is only a shadow of what is possible in the future as His people rise up and take their place.”

Around that time, I also felt there would be a void in government and that would be the time when the Ecclesia would arise!  (In my book Declarations to Change a Nation – published 2016)

About a month later, in July 2015 God spoke to me clearly in the words of a poem:

‘It’s the day of clash of Empires,
It’s the Day of the Clash of Sounds,
It’s the Day of the Clash of Spirits
as they seek to take the ground,
The no-man’s land of England will become a Battleground,
The forces are preparing, The swords are being ground,
I’m calling to my church now to listen to the sound.’

This speaks of a spiritual battle in the nation, which is affecting many areas of society, and right now is sitting very squarely on our Government.

It is very clear from the gospels, that Jesus was really concerned that the “yeast of the Pharisees, Sadducees and Herodians” did not infect His church. Those three groups, the religious, the wealthy and the political, have historically held the power in many nations, and the key word is power – which is so often, the DNA of the world systems.

What is God doing?

I believe God is shaking nations, because it is the beginning of a new era.  When things are stable, change is difficult, but great shaking has the capacity to bring great change, therefore as everything moves, there is room for the establishment of something new – which right now, for simplicity, I will call the Government of the Kingdom of God.

Resounding above all the noise is the Kingdom call. A day for the Kingdom to come in all its glory and fullness, embracing the call for salvation, but also bringing righteousness, mercy, truth and justice to the earth. The DNA of God’s Kingdom is very different from the world’s systems and kingdoms, and yes, it is a Spiritual Kingdom, but it will touch and affect every part of society.

Jesus gave the coming of the Kingdom huge priority: pray “Kingdom Come” and “Seek first the Kingdom of God.”

The danger is that as everything shifts and moves, and changes take place, voids open up, and there is confusion and fear. But if God’s people will see from His perspective and stand in the assurance of His covenant and His blessings, we are those who have the potential to fill those voids with everything from love and hope, to the righteousness and justice of the Kingdom. Otherwise, something else will fill those spaces.

I believe what we are seeing in the shaking around Brexit, is part of the shift God is seeking to bring. The roots of Europe are different from ours. Their spiritual heritage is different, more based on the Roman model and influenced by Enlightenment thinking, and they have a different view of democracy.

The nations which hold the same values as ours, from the freedom of choice and the value of life, to the value of the individual, are those whose heritage roots back to the UK and to our political system.

What’s Unique about our Democratic System

It is because of the early roots through the Magna Carta and back to King Alfred 200 years before it, that our democracy is founded on the truth that there is a Higher Authority – God the Judge, the Lawgiver and the King. It means there are absolute truths which underpin everything else.

This is the foundation which has made us the nation envied around the world; the freedoms we have enjoyed, the expectation of truth and honesty, the value put upon life and the freedom of religious belief and more. The nations which were part of, or influenced by the British Empire, for all its faults, can still be identified by a similar, if eroding value system and interestingly, are also the only nations which carry all these values.

Other democracies are different.  I remember being taught at school that Democracy of itself carries the seeds of its own destruction. Without the understanding of that Higher Authority, Parliament is at the whim of the current flavour and belief of the people.
I have had people say to me that democracy is not Biblical, God wants a theocracy. I agree, however, a theocracy still needs a system to deliver God’s government. If you look at the book of Genesis, Israel went into Egypt as a family, they came out as a nation, but a nation with no laws, and no understanding other than their experience as slaves in Egypt.

God took Israel aside, He gave them a leader and through that leader He gave them laws, instructions and principles, but He told them to choose for themselves those who would be the Judges of those laws – those who would interpret and apply that law. For the United Kingdom there is a linking of some of those concepts; the coming of the Kingdom –  righteousness, justice and mercy –  in our nation is  linked to the battle for our democracy and the Christian heritage contained within it, but I believe the primary goal, is the increase of His Kingdom government in our land. (Peace and goodwill to the people)

A Question

How do we view our present situation, if the nation and parliament no longer recognise or submit to a Higher Authority?

I stand in amazement of what God is doing at this time. Coinciding with Him shaking our nation, He is shaking the church, and that means you and I are being shaken. We stand at the end of 500 years of the reformation and restoration of the church, the Body of Christ, during which He has been restoring New Testament truths and values to His people. Even in the past few years, we have seen the Father’s Heart message, the call for the church to go beyond its walls, the inner healing movement, restoration of the five-fold ministries to name a few, and recently the understanding of the word Ekklesia.

What is God doing now?

God is raising a people who know their identity, who know they stand positioned in blessing despite the situations around them, who know God is with them, that they are both kings and priests, and who also recognise and carry His heart for the people around them, crying out for a revival which will transform lives and situations.

And, there is fresh revelation into the prayer movement to know how to legislate in alignment with heaven, through declaration and decree. In this way, through the power of His people praying according to His will, God takes His place as the true lawgiver in our land.

A Parliament of Christian MP’s will never replace the authority of God’s Ekklesia.

The reason it’s been such a confusing season is that the changes God has been bringing to the nation, the Church and His people are all coinciding.

Why? I believe, it is so that we can go out and be all He has called us to be, we can fulfil the unique call on the inside of us – filling those voids of hope and need all around us, but also through prayer and declaration, aligning our government with His will and purpose for this time – turning the nation back to Him and discovering a new national identity.

One thing about our nation is obvious, we are called to lead and influence others. As we fight for our land, we are really fighting for the nations.

An amazing season of opportunity for the Kingdom of God.

Suzanne Ferrett
January 2019

Further reading:

A Special Declaration over Parliament

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DECLARATION FOR PARLIAMENT – 29th January 2019

“O land, land, land hear the word of the Lord”  Jeremiah 22:2

We thank You Lord for the rich spiritual heritage of this nation, for the gift and call upon this land and we declare the Name of Jesus will be exalted, the sovereign purpose for the UK fulfilled and the Kingdom of God come in all its variety and fullness.

On this significant day, we declare righteousness will exalt you, and we speak righteousness into every negotiation, discussion and vote taking place.

As when Moses’ arms were lifted up Your purposes prevailed, we speak strength to Your people, that Your love, hope and vision will sustain them. In the Name of Jesus, we decree and declare over the completeness of our connections to Europe, that which You would disconnect will be disconnected and that which You would connect will be connected.

We speak to the very fabric, foundation, DNA and godly mandate of the United Kingdom, and we call you forth in the Name of Jesus.

Now, we stand as the Ecclesia in this nation, and we decree and declare: the United Kingdom will  rise up and lead the nations once more, releasing not a vision tainted by man’s desire for power, but the heart of the Kingdom, in purity and in love.

[Published with the kind permission of Suzanne Ferrett, Passion For The Nation]

RB: for the principles of making decrees and declarations read Mentoring Day Part 2.

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