Lana Vawser: 2018 – the family, fruitfulness and fear of the Lord!

As at the close of the previous post the full text of the very deep understanding about next year that Lana gained from the Lord reads as below. This is a very powerful word based upon the following sub-heads:

  • Family
  • Family Units
  • New Vision & Blueprints in Family
  • Children of Promise
  • Family of God
  • Increase of Identity Revelation
  • Fear of God
  • Get Ready to Go Back to School with Holy Spirit
  • Isaiah 6 Encounters
  • An Unquenchable Fire
  • Greatest Year of Fruitfulness Thus Far.

2018 – THE YEAR OF FAMILY, FRUITFULNESS AND THE FEAR OF THE LORD!!

‘About 4 months ago the Lord began to speak to me about 2018. The Lord highlighted to me “2018 being the year of FAMILY, FRUITFULNESS and FEAR OF THE LORD.”

‘The sense that surrounded me regarding this prophetic word, was that what the Lord is going to do in 2018 is going to leave God’s people and the world in awe and wonder of who He is.

‘2018 is going to be a year of THE UNEXPECTED in many ways and will leave people and nations in AWE of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

‘As we move into 2018, I believe that the Lord is asking for a deeper level of yieldedness. A deeper level of trust that says “Lord, whatever your way, I am ALL in. Even if it looks like I didn’t expect, I am ALL IN!!!!” Continue reading

Paws 4 thought: Kingdom-related events since lightning strike on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Won’t you pause to ponder and praise the Lord with me? Let’s look back briefly and consider how the prophetic has a place in diplomatic circles.

After a lightning strike damaged Mecca’s Grand Mosque just over two years ago I’ve noticed many changes are under way in Saudi Arabia and the M-East generally. Developments indicative of major spiritual and diplomatic changes in Muslim leaders’ relationships with and their attitudes toward Christians, and Israel in particular, are quietly emerging.

Late in the year of the ‘blood-moon tetrad‘ (2015) I closed a series of posts on the years’ spectacular events with Why this September is special: Update #2 – Islam, which referred to a lightning strike in Mecca. Under the sub-head ‘Anniversary of 9/11 Atrocity’ I wrote:

‘On the anniversary of this century’s ‘day of infamy’ for New York, I noted another event seemed to connect into the collapse of the Twin Towers – as well as possibly being of God, or was it simply coincidence?  Lightning from a severe thunderstorm in Mecca struck a tall crane, which collapsed into the Grand Mosque thereby killing and injuring hundreds.

‘The construction engineer is quoted as saying, “It was an act of God”. A ‘very saddened’ British imam is reputed to have said, “It’s a blessing in disguise for those killed”. Four days later Saudi Arabia’s King Salman suspended contracts for the construction company, which is owned by the Bin Laden family!

‘Nevertheless, it ‘struck’ me that it’s a mirror ‘action replay’ on the 14th anniversary of the attack upon America, inspired as it was by the teachings and practices of the Meccan founder of Islam. That is, the very heart of the homeland and faith of those modern religious plotters and perpetrators was visited by an almost similar ‘toppling of a tower’. Also, my first impression was of The Almighty throwing down the gauntlet to confront satan. It’s far, far too uncanny not to be of poignant significance!’

The necessity of brevity means we’ll avoid itemising all subsequent events, except the notable one, and overlooking Crown Prince Muhammad’s radical reforms, your attention is drawn to recent events with his main Sunni Muslim allies of Egypt and Jordan.

This year’s change of US administration brought a complete sea-change not only in US-Arab diplomacy but also between USA and Israel. In his first foreign trip as the POTUS, Donald Trump addressed the 2017 Riyadh Summit in Saudi Arabia with a well-crafted speech. I re-blogged Joel Rosenberg’s report Trump boldly urges Muslim leaders to “drive out the terrorist and extremists” from their nations and mosques with this intro’:

‘Note Trump’s accurate description of Islamic terror as “battle between Good and Evil” (read prepared speech.)  All a mighty contrast to Obama’s deep rift with Riyadh in 2011 for betraying Egypt’s president Mubarak as a consequence of having invited the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood to his 2009 Cairo speech plus his back-channel dealings with Iran, as I reported just over 8 years ago in Today’s Importance in History (18 May 2009)!’

Christian Leaders Meet Middle-East’s Leaders

THEREFORE, with those two historic and highly significant events in mind let’s look at the latest news from Joel Rosenberg of his delegation of evangelical leaders’ top-level meetings in Egypt and Jordan. Tap/click links to read his reports in full:

1st Nov > Today in Cairo, Egyptian President Sisi Welcomed First-ever Delegation of Christian Leaders for 3-hour MeetingI had opportunity to meet Egyptian President el-Sisi in Washington in April.  What I could not say at the time was that…the President invited me to bring a delegation of Evangelical Christian leaders to visit him in Cairo, as well as to meet other senior Egyptian government officials and religious leaders. We’ve been working on this with his staff and advisors ever since, and today the project not only became a reality but was far more than I could possibly have hoped for…’ 

2nd Nov > Arab & Israeli media provide inside details of President el-Sisi’s historic meeting Evangelical Christian leaders in Cairo : …’Rosenberg, who was born to a Jewish father, told Haaretz that he was surprised at the level of interest expressed by the Egyptians in the delegation. “For the leader of Egypt to invite a Christian group to sit with him, discuss what he’s doing, talk about some of the difficult issues, that’s very impressive. I was hoping we could get ten minutes with him, and eventually we got almost three hours. From our side, the important thing was to show our appreciation for his fight against terrorism and extremism, for his commitment to peace and security ties with Israel, and for saving Egypt from the darkness of the Muslim Brotherhood.”…

8th Nov > Jordan’s King Abdullah II welcomes Evangelical Christian Delegation at Palace in Amman. Leaders thank King for advancing peace, fighting terrorism, caring for refugees and protecting Christians : ‘The meeting capped three days of meetings between Delegation members and senior government officials; Evangelical, Catholic and Muslim leaders in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; and a moving visit to the Zaatari Refugee Camp near the Syrian border….’

Kingdom Presence & Prophecy

An insight upon another quite different aspect of spiritual diplomacy on behalf of the King of Kings was shared at Revd Dr Sharon Stone’s mentoring day last Saturday – it’s that of the office and function of God’s prophet.

As part of his material, the speaker for the first session taught about the student’s ‘work’ or assignment in the Lord as being the prime driver and energizer in their lives. As God created air for birds to fly through so He created His Kingdom in which His presence manifests and in which His saints are to function. Therein, Holy Spirit’s words and power comes to His people. Those anointed in the office of prophet are to create a Kingdom atmosphere in order to do their ‘work’.  So, without the presence of God any ministry is impossible. The question is, how’s this done in secular, even governmental, meetings?

In giving an example this speaker surprised us by telling about when he was invited to a meeting in Geneva, at the United Nations, and expected to prophesy to some government leaders. In meeting ‘the world’ with every race, creed and culture present, he realised the need to avoid jargon, or ‘churchese’.

‘Why? What am I trying to do? I’m trying to conquer an air-space; I’m trying to bring a Kingdom atmosphere into an already world-atmosphere. And there’s nothing more like world atmosphere, I promise you, than being at the UN…every ambassador, diplomat and delegate is there and I’m in front of a couple and of course I don’t know if they’re Christians. So I’m not going to say “Thus saith the Lord”. All I’m going to do is speak the Word of God  into the atmosphere and drop Truth, even in this place. And so I said (to X and Y), “I don’t know who you are but I see you’re in between two intense negotiations right now and I see…”

He gave the gathered students just a tiny peek of the bigger picture he was giving them about their personal work and how the Lord is helping. They then asked the prophet, “You don’t know who we are, do you?” – “No” he replied.

It turns out they’re Donald Trump’s envoys and the prophet continued: ‘(Then) as I’m speaking the atmosphere changes, all of a sudden the Kingdom of God came in and the next day – and the next day – there was momentum to minister to most of the diplomats…Why? Because we can change the atmosphere with the prophetic!’

The speaker explained how this principle works by alluding to the military strategy of  ‘air supremacy’ – so too, with prophecy and intercessory prayer.

Lana Vawser: our God is much stronger than the battle

Received this morning (25th) from Australia this dream and associated word strikes a personal chord as well as harmonising with what prophets are hearing across Britain.:

Last night I had a dream and this morning I felt the Lord tell me to share the declaration of this dream as a prophetic word for many who have faced incredible battles in this season and currently facing huge battles.

“GOD IS GOING TO SHOW HIMSELF STRONGER THAN THE BATTLE”

I saw the intensity of the battle that many have faced and are facing, but the decree of the Lord right now is that He is going to show Himself stronger than the battle.

There will be incredible recompense. There will be more fruit than you have ever seen. There will be greater increase than you have dreamed. There will be greater demonstration of the power and creativity of God in your life. There will be restoration of what was taken, what was killed and stolen, the Lord is restoring by His resurrection power.

You will be even more convicted and burning with the revelation of the power of God and how great, how big, how strong, how mighty your God is. He is working for you and NOTHING can stand against you as you stand with Him and hold His hand. The enemy is going to run scared because of the demonstration of the power of God that is about to manifest in and through your life.

The enemy has stolen many of your voices, he has stolen many of your dreams but here comes the Lord in power, a deep encounter with His heart that will RESTORE your voice, RESTORE your sound, RESTORE your song, and you will carry and release greater revelation than you have in previous seasons.

HIS WORD IS LIKE FIRE

Get ready! Get ready! Get ready! He is about to step in and show Himself strong. It’s not a long way off, the Lord is upon you, the Lord is about to move. He is about to ignite in a whole new way and the way He shows Himself strong to you with place a fire, His fire in your bones so strongly, so powerfully, the fire of conviction of the truth of His Word that will leave you forever changed.

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward him. ” (2 Chronicles 16:9)

Stand up and watch! Stand up and watch! God is about to display His strength.

“Display your strength, God, and we’ll be strong! For your miracles have made us who we are. Lord, do it again, and parade from your temple your mighty power.” (Psalm 68:28-29)

Friends, He is about to do it again! He is about to break through for you! He is about to move for you! He is about to show His faithfulness again. He is about to blow you away with what He is going to do. The enemy thought he had “won” a battle in your life, but that’s a lie. The enemy is defeated, you are victorious in Jesus and you are about to see the triumph of God unravelled before you YET AGAIN in the demonstration of His power and strength.

The WAY that the Lord is going to show Himself strong is going to FAR OUTWEIGH the battle you have faced.

I saw the Lord coming as a mighty warrior and as He moved in power, I saw wombs in the natural and in the spirit FULL of fruitfulness. Whatever has attempted to HINDER the birthing, the Lord is coming in power and bringing a TURNING!

The strength and power of God is turning the SOUR TO SWEET!

I declare over you today..

THE STRENGTH OF GOD RELEASED INTO AND THROUGH YOUR LIFE IS GOING TO INGITE AND RELEASE A LEVEL OF FRUITFULNESS THAT WILL FAR OUTWEIGH THE BATTLE AND PATHWAYS OF WOUNDINGS YOU HAVE FACED….

Lana Vawser, 25th October 2017

Paws 4 Prayer: fierce heavenly battle rages over Great Britain

On Saturday 10th June Veronika West posted the following on Ignite Ireland Ministry Facebook page, which connects not only into my brief reflections on Northern Ireland Unionist leader’s reaction to Prime Minister May’s proposals – “The Union is our shining star!” – but also with the two UKPW items in that post:

WATCHMEN KEEP PRAYING:  THERE’S A FIERCE BATTLE RAGING IN THE HEAVENLIES OVER THE KINGDOM DESTINY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND…

This afternoon I went for a long walk along the coastline as I felt the Lord call me to completely separate myself from the busyness of the day. As I did so the Holy Spirit began to speak to me and reveal to me many things concerning Prime Minister Theresa May and the talks she is now having with the DUP here in Northern Ireland. As I talked with the Holy Spirit suddenly he reminded me of a very specific word that I received just a few days back where both the United Kingdom of Great Britain AND Northern Ireland were mentioned TOGETHER!!!. (See Below). I believe It is no coincidence that the Lord spoke so clearly and so specifically concerning both the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland just a few days before the Election, and now we see that there is a possibility of both the Conservative Government and the DUP in Northern Ireland coming TOGETHER AS ONE TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT IN THE NATION.

I believe this word is EXTREMELY POIGNANT IN THIS HOUR, furthermore I BELIEVE IT REVEALS THAT BOTH THE KINGDOM DESTINY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THAT OF NORTHERN IRELAND ARE POWERFULLY INTERLINKED WITH ONE ANOTHER.

PLEASE LET US CONTINUE TO PRAY FERVENTLY AND UNRELENTINGLY OVER the discussions that are NOW taking place between Prime Minister Theresa May and the First Minister Arlene Foster of the DUP.

I was shown that the enemy is doing everything in his power in this hour to halt and hinder any UNION from taking place between Britain and Northern Ireland. Satan knows that our Kingdom Destinies are powerfully interlinked with one another, Satan knows that MUCH will and can be accomplished and established for the Kingdom of God here in this Nation and indeed in many other Nations in the Earth if both Britain and Northern Ireland come together as one. I saw Satan working strategically behind the scenes to undermine and discredit both Prime Minister Theresa May and those in the DUP in order to overturn any possibility of a partnership forming between the Conservative Government and the DUP.

AGAIN Today as I was praying I saw a battle that is raging over the HARVEST FIELDS IN THIS NATION.

Veronika West 1st June 17:

A WORD FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND..!

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GPS#7 – restoration of time lost in achieving God-given visions and destinies

God’s Prophetic Signalling system came into play once again right after publishing the last two posts. This arrived from Queensland and refers to topics covered since blogging recently about 2017 being a year of breakthrough:

LANA VAWSER: THE LORD IS RESTORING LOST TIME TO THE VISION HE GAVE YOU AND ADDING INCREASE TO IT

The Lord is restoring “lost time” right now especially in the areas of destiny. The Lord is opening many new doors right now for His people which is catapulting them into another realm and step of their destiny, yet many area feeling like their time to sow into the vision is being stolen and hindered.

Many are feeling like momentum is being lost, rather than being gained and it is building a level of hopelessness in many hearts as they continue to contend for breakthrough, provision and time to “put their hands to” the vision and dream God has given them.

I saw in the spirit that the enemy was bringing “road block” after “road block” against many and releasing a significant whirlwind of confusion to attempt to cause God’s people to wonder whether they are “out of season” with putting their hands to the vision the Lord has given them. I watched in the spirit as the enemy was placing a clock before the faces of many of God’s people and spinning the hands, so many felt “out of control” because they cannot seem to gain traction and momentum in moving deeper into the “outworking” of the vision Jesus had given them. I watched as the enemy burst into fits of laughter at his pleasure and delight of seeing God’s people disorientated and disillusioned over the vision Jesus had given them.

Just when the enemy thought he had gained the upper hand, I saw Jesus and He decreed:

“I am redeeming lost time. My people will have the last laugh, the laugh of VICTORY IN THEIR VISION and I am now releasing the winds of change and double portion ACCELERATION to not only see the time they have lost because of this opposition, restored, but they will move into an INCREASE ON THEIR VISION, they will have MORE than they had before.”

“Where there has been such confusion over the vision I have given My people and what’s going on, I am now releasing an increase of wisdom, clarity, creativity, witty inventions and insight into the vision to go further than you would have ever thought you would go in this vision and dream.”

Not only was Jesus restoring time that was lost through the winds of acceleration, the vindication of God was exploding all around, through the double portion increase, recompense and restoration that He was releasing over their vision.

The enemy has been screaming that the breakthrough and momentum for the vision is further away than ever, yet the true reality is, the BREAKTHROUGH for the vision is UPON YOU!

There is a breaker anointing that the Lord is releasing for you to SEE THE VISION THROUGH! It’s not going to be just a “vision” anymore, but a tidal wave of His favour is being released, to catapult you into a slipstream of ease, grace and anointing by His Spirit to see you go even further with His vision than you originally anticipated or dreamed.

I felt the Lord say that what would have taken weeks and months to “set up” and “do” in the natural, now with the winds of acceleration released upon the vision, things will be set up and done SUDDENLY and without striving but by the power and empowerment of His Spirit.

The enemy is attempting to convince many of you that there is a DELAY upon you but the truth is there is a NEW DAY upon you!

God is redeeming lost time. The warfare over the vision, the opposition over the vision, the road blocks over the vision He has given you, as hard as it has been, REJOICE, for it has set you up for greater increase, favour and breakthrough than you could imagine.

I also saw those who were carrying visions and dreams from many years ago and it seemed like the vision/dream was miscarried or aborted, the Lord is breathing resurrection life upon those visions/dreams and they are suddenly coming back to life. They are springing forth SUDDENLY with increase and momentum and moving you into new positions. What the Lord will do in the vision/dream He gave you in this season will make up for all lost time with all the provision, breakthrough and favour He will breathe upon it in this season. The lie will break that you have “come out short”. You will come out with MORE than you have ever had before.

Take heart! Your vision has gained INTEREST in the heavenlies! The Lord is activating the tipping point and SUDDENLY things are going to come together and accelerate taking you to a place of breakthrough that is beyond your wildest imagination.

“Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” God’s Decree.

“Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make everything right again for my people Israel” (Amos 9:13-15 MSG TRANSLATION)

Lion Bites that don’t let go…Practising the Presence

Blogging plans and priorities brewing over the weekend were about meeting a new focus, as implied at the close of last Friday’s post on seizing opportunities. I didn’t spell it out for the sake of closely guarding my purpose; but suffice to say, I was really surprised at what I’d sensed the Lord wants of me in this harvest-time. SO, I had a plan in mind for some ‘tests’ of republishing a few old posts as and when possible during a busy week, but don’t want to swamp my regular readership.

It ‘just so’ happens the Lord had directed Emma and David Stark at Glasgow Prophetic Centre, to personalise the next Lion Bites email to subscribers. This stirring word brought confirmation to my spirit (make it personal for you too by replacing my name with yours) and then got hammered home the next day:

Monday – GOD IS CALLING YOU LOUD AND CLEAR

The Lord is asking these questions in the earth;

“Who will be a nation changer today? Who will be willing to rise up from what is occupying their time to hear and obey my voice?”

God says “I am calling you, Richard, out to build and establish My Kingdom here on earth as it is in Heaven in your generation.”

David was the least in His father’s house yet, after much training in the secret place tending sheep, he was used mightily by God to deliver an entire nation. Do not allow yourself to think you are insignificant. Your steadfast trust in God amidst your trial has been preperation for the call and destiny God has put within you. You are, indeed, significant.

Make a decision today to heed the call of God, get up and go! Bring glory to God as you leave a legacy for future generations as they see, and are spurred on by the evidence of the great things He shall do through your yielded life.

Matthew 4:19

Then He said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”.

Tuesday – COME AND SIT WITH GOD TODAY 

God says. “Come and sit awhile with me and let me be your sounding board.

“I long to chat through your hopes and dreams with you. They are a delight to my heart as you are a delight to me. I love to hear your enthusiasm and excitement for the things I have placed within you; the seeds that I sowed long ago that are now starting to shoot through your spirit and manifest in your life. I am excited, just as you are excited!

“Let us plan together while remembering that nothing is impossible for me. I have watched you grow to this place and this time. Know not to be afraid of what is ahead and, as you step out and into what you know to be next, see that I have already prepared a way for you.

“As you sit with me today, I am giving to you know confidence in the gifts and anointing that you carry. For I have given them to you, establishing them deep within. A firm foundation has been built, and now it is time for brick to be laid upon brick; for you to begin to move into the next area of your call.”

Zechariah 8:9

This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Now hear these words, “Let your hands be strong so that the temple may be built”. This is also what the prophets said who were present when the foundation was laid for the house of the Lord Almighty.’

[With gratitude to Glasgow Prophetic Centre and published with their kind permission.]

Alien destiny

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

Sons Of Issachar

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott – 

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

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

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Lost destiny restored

Thought-provoking when read in tandem with the previous post’s remarks on the revelation of the ‘mystery’ that had been ‘hidden in God’, to which Paul refers in Ephesians.

Sons Of Issachar

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott – 

Purpose

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

We can only love God because He first loved us. The Father sent Jesus because He loves us. All He is looking for is for us to respond to that love and come into a relationship with Him. Then we will begin to know that we have been called according to His purpose.

Do we know what that purpose is? Are we seeking for it? Are we just aimlessly wandering around hoping it will materialise for us? Or are we self-absorbed, living only for the present, wrapped up in trivial self-gratification, in material possessions, position or power?

Perhaps it is buried deep within our hearts, beneath layers of disappointment, frustration and regret built…

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Invisible Jigsaw pieces: ‘thin places’, open heavens, new season in Wales

Today’s first priority was to put finishing touches (as below) to previous post and publish. Only then did I check my email and notice these notifications automatically posted a few hours earlier, and re-published with the permission of Glasgow Prophetic Centre and UK Prophetic Words:

Lion Bites – OPEN DOORS IN HEAVEN 🔑

“My dear child, I have watched and rejoiced over your fiery heart that burns with much passion – for my sake and others’ sake. I have listened as you cried from deep within, asking me to open new doors to you, doors of opportunities to advance my kingdom in the lives of others.

“Know this; I am now calling you to come apart with me for a time, out with of your busy routine, spending time alone with me in prayer and in seeking my face. As you do so, I will come and meet you in this place, and you will be lifted into new dimensions of my spirit.

“In this new place, your eyes will be opened to see that doors of opportunity and of ministry that I have called you to. Walking through these now open doors will move you closer to your destiny and your purpose. This open door will shift you into a place of an acute awareness of my voice and ability to see what I am doing in the spirit realm. It brings with it certainty about the call I have placed on your life and confidence to outwork what I placed within you.”

Today, commit before God to ‘come away’ with Him and, as you do so, you will be lifted up to see your open door.

Revelation 4:1 –
After this, I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven…

Simon Plant: A NEW DAWN AND A NEW SEASON IN WALES

The Son will be revealed through dark clouds of the past.

There is a new dawn and a new season in Wales.

Turn your heads towards me. There shall be new stories written, there shall be new songs sung. These stories and songs will come together in unity to form a new narrative and sound in Wales.

A new narrative of testimony, peace and unity and a new pure sound of praise and worship will arise and shine My light and glory as bright as the Sun. The light of this new dawn will shine into the dark corners of your neighbourhoods where you have feared to walk, into broken hearts and lives that have remained untouched.

In my presence and light there will be a thawing of the ground. As the earth warms, bulbs that have laid dormant for decades will begin to return to life and push through the weight of the soil that has sat over their heads.

Are you ready My Bride? For many shall join you this year to form a host of golden daffodils.

Simon Plant, 1st March’17

EARLY MORNING EVENT!

It just so happens ‘coincidentally’, I’d been inspired upon waking to make minor changes to the previous post’s draft that was left unchecked as we went out yesterday. 

It was entitled ‘On ‘The Veil’ Separating Heaven and Earth’ but I was strongly impressed it needed a different emphasis by putting Phil Mason’s sub-header ‘Thin Places’ in my title and inserting a fresh opening paragraph about this term. Yet I did not suspect that more invisible jigsaw pieces were falling into place.

A family friend runs tours of ancient sites connected with Celtic Christianity and so I know about ‘thin places’, but I wanted a link for readers and ‘googled’ that term. I hit one of the top sites, but upon reading I saw it’s the community a ‘team’ friend is connected with and where others will be ‘on retreat’ later this month!

AND with Peter, another mutual friend, we’d chatted yesterday afternoon about previous blog references to darkness, the midnight hour etc. He reminded me of ancient Jewish wedding customs and how they relate to the parable of wise and foolish virgins and the return of Jesus for His bride. So, out of the darkness comes the glory of the risen King!!

After amending the draft post I was about to hit the ‘Publish’ button BUT got firmly nudged into providing a link to our 2014 trip to South Wales and the renowned retreat centre in ‘little England’ (Pembrokeshire). So almost as an afterthought, the link thereto got added to the amended post!!!

Only afterwards did I read today’s emails directly related to thin places as open doors and on Wales – and the opening lines of what Simon brings from the Lord refers to His being revealed out of ‘dark clouds’ and to a ‘new dawn’!

ALL TO YOUR GLORY ALONE LORD – I praise and thank you.

[Puzzle In Sky by Idea Go : White Door in Skydoor by Nattavut – Freedigitalphotos.net]

Prime Minister placed in position for a purpose

Thank you to ‘Lena’ for this informative guest post from her blog Placed for a Purpose. Let’s not forget that no-one anticipated a radical upheaval in our government bringing the longest-serving Home Secretary in 60 years, Theresa May, to Premiership. Surely the Lord’s hand was in it all:

I was fascinated today because whilst I was observing the news I looked at the name of our current Prime Minister and I felt I should go and check the meaning of it. Google came up with this,

‘Teresa is generally believed to be derived from the Greek ‘therizein’ (to reap, to gather in) and thus takes the definition of “harvester”.’

This is absolutely relevant to us today. There have been many prophecies as of late describing how we are as a nation on the brink of a national harvest. Yet this is not confined only to the UK but will rather be a global in-gathering. So it seems completely un-coincidental that we now have a leader whose name means ‘HARVESTER’. However another definition also came up for ‘Theresa’ whilst I was searching and this one was ‘SUMMER’. I also believe this is no coincidence either.

We have seen our society gradually decaying, the NHS in pieces, education behind other countries, a shocking housing crisis, widespread poverty and I could go on. However, this will come as a reminder, as a message of hope that we will come out of this winter and will enter into summer. We will of course have a spring first, perhaps it will be a cold one as many of them are but nevertheless we will see leaves and flowers start to bud. We will feel perhaps a different warmer kind of breeze and when the sun shines down it will fill you with warmth even if it is but only a moment.

In the end you know without a doubt that you are coming out of winter, there is no going back. Seasons always go in full circle. We can see this by looking at history, for example, the First and Second Great Awakenings. We have had our winter and we have paid the price of hibernating but now it’s time, it’s time to come out of the woodwork. It’s time to just take those small steps outside of your cosy little home and then you will realise that despite the cool air, wind and the rain there are a few flowers budding, the sun is appearing, the days are getting longer and the cold is becoming lesser. So let this be an encouragement to you that as we move into this Kingdom Age we know without a doubt that summer WILL come and we Will have a harvest very soon.

I believe our Prime Minister has been placed there for a purpose to bring about many things that are meant to be. I believe that we will see great improvements. I also believe that you and I were also placed on the earth for a time as this. There are no coincidences in God’s plans.

In emailing me Lena adds: ‘Let’s pray she even comes closer to God in all she does and knows him.’  Amen!

Prophetical signifance of PM May’s speech in Philadelphia

Symbolic of Holy Spirit's active power across the AtlanticThis was unplanned. Below, I tell of my reaction to events a week ago today that are indicative of a spiritual ‘Bridge over the Pond’; and in writing now tell about pieces of an ‘invisible jigsaw’ linking our English-speaking nations.: 

My usual full blogging day last Thursday got a tad waylaid but I intended writing on our Prime Minister’s visit to meet newly installed President of the United States Donald Trump on Friday 27th January – and dressed like a ‘Redcoat’, as prophesied!

pm-may-and-trump

As with most folk, however, I didn’t then know she wasn’t going direct to Washington but to an engagement that day to address the ‘GOP’ conference in Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. I got excited in my spirit upon reading the very brief mention in my newspaper, but didn’t know why.  But when I started writing I began to comprehend.

I published Fulfilled Prophecies #16 “The Redcoats are coming! The British are Coming!” – We’re here! and, later that day, Tim Shey commented from the far side of the States (and stole a march on me!).:

“I was having some lunch earlier today and I was able to watch some of Prime Minister May’s speech to some Republicans in Philadelphia. I thought it was inspiring. She emphasized the special relationship that the United States and Great Britain have had over the years. I believe that the Lord will strengthen the relationship between Trump and May and the United States and Great Britain.”

I usually take a long weekend family break from blogging. Time online is kept very minimal but before we went out the next day I did something I don’t even do regularly – checked a Facebook page! I dipped into Veronika West’s and knew what she’d posted on Thursday had to be re-blogged. A quick ‘copy and paste’ did the trick and hey presto: visions of the mighty rivers of gold and silver and gold-cum-silver handshake was reproduced.

Tim later remarks on my copy of her post (emphasis added):

“This vision by Veronica West is either confirmation or answered prayer. The day that Prime Minister May came to the United States I was really burning up in the Holy Ghost—the Presence of God was very strong. The next day, the Presence of God wasn’t as strong, so I asked the Lord why it was so strong when Theresa May spoke in Philadelphia. A day later the Lord answered my prayer through Veronica West’s vision.

“Powerful things are going to happen throughout the world because the Lord is bringing the United States and Great Britain closer together.” I remember General George Patton back in World War II got in trouble for talking about the Anglo-American Empire (he probably should have said Anglo-American Alliance). There is definitely an Anglo-American Christian influence in the world.

Tim blogs at The Road, his latest book is Writings From the Road and his Facebook page is the first book’s title, High Plains Drifter: A Hitchhiking Journey Across America.

I replied that I believe Theresa May’s visit is directly related not only on a politico-historical but also on a spiritual level that plugs our nations back together, or as Sharon Stone and other prophets have been saying, realigns us with the Lord’s plans and purposes for us in preparing for His return – it’s nothing to do with the personalities! I’m certainly convinced all those changes were engineered by the Almighty to fulfill His plans – AND the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plans to His servants, the prophets! (Amos 3:7)

A year ago no-one in the public arena would have believed what was to happen in shaking and jolting our nations to bring a complete upheaval across two continents with two totally unexpected, brand new leaders yet prophesied by, for example, Revd John Kilpatrick (see Fulfilled Prophecies #7).

Meeting newly installed President Trump is the politico-historical relationship, whereas going FIRST to Philadelphia by invitation of the Congress and Congressional Institute starts her journey on the much deeper (and higher!) spiritual level of our two nations’ original identity akin to imperial parent and colonial child.

Moreover, considering the possibility of Britain being the western equivalent of the biblical people of Tarshish with her young lions, according to Ezekiel 19:2-3 and 38:13 (as here), then we could chuckle at a UK-US’ family bonding with Mrs May being a ‘lioness’ (mother) and Donald Trump as her lion ‘cub’. If that’s so, then who’s truly in charge??

PM MAY’S’ PHILADELPHIA ADDRESS!

Philadelphia’s Well-known Symbol: The Liberty Bell

With that in mind let’s consider some points among many that Britain’s Prime Minister May brought to the Republican Party conference, as recorded in the official transcript (as delivered) of her half-hour address.:

“For more than two centuries, the very idea of America, drawn from history and given written form in a small hall not far from here, has lit up the world.

“That idea – that all are created equal and that all are born free – has never been surpassed in the long history of political thought.

“And it is here – on the streets and in the halls of this great city of Philadelphia – that the founding fathers first set it down, that the textbook of freedom was written, and that this great nation that grew “from sea to shining sea” was born.

“Since that day, it has been America’s destiny to bear the leadership of the free world and to carry that heavy responsibility on its shoulders. But my country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, has been proud to share that burden and to walk alongside you at every stage…’  She then gave a brief resume of many areas of British and American collaboration in international affairs.

 So it is my honour and privilege to stand before you today in this great city of Philadelphia to proclaim them again, to join hands as we pick up that mantle of leadership once more, to renew our Special Relationship and to recommit ourselves to the responsibility of leadership in the modern world. 

Change in America

“And it is my honour and privilege to do so at this time, as dawn breaks on a new era of American renewal. For I speak to you not just as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, but as a fellow Conservative who believes in the same principles that underpin the agenda of your party. The value of liberty. The dignity of work. The principles of nationhood, family, economic prudence, patriotism – and putting power in the hands of the people.

“Principles instilled in me from a young age. Principles my parents taught me in the vicarage in Southern England in which I was raised….”

Change in Britain

In speaking of the changes in Britain, our new way of working with Europe, international role and a renewed ‘special relationship’, especially relating to security, she said,

“…we have chosen a different future for our country. A future that sees us restore our parliamentary sovereignty and national self-determination, and to become even more global and internationalist in action and in spirit.

“A future that sees us take back control of the things that matter to us – things like our national borders and immigration policy, and the way we decide and interpret our own laws – so that we are able to shape a better, more prosperous future for the working men and women of Britain….

“This is a vision of a future that my country can unite around – and that I hope your country, as our closest friend and ally, can welcome and support…

“It is in our interests – those of Britain and America together – to stand strong together to defend our values, our interests and the very ideas in which we believe.

“This cannot mean a return to the failed policies of the past. The days of Britain and America intervening in sovereign countries in an attempt to remake the world in our own image are over. But nor can we afford to stand idly by when the threat is real and when it is in our own interests to intervene. We must be strong, smart and hard-headed. And we must demonstrate the resolve necessary to stand up for our interests.

“And whether it is the security of Israel in the Middle East or the Baltic states in Eastern Europe, we must always stand up for our friends and allies in democratic countries that find themselves in tough neighbourhoods too…

“It is why I join you in your determination to take on and defeat Daesh and the ideology of Islamist extremism that inspires them and many others terrorist groups in the world today. It is in both our national interests to do so. This will require us to use the intelligence provided by the finest security agencies in the world. And it will require the use of military might.

“But it also demands a wider effort. Because one of the lessons of fighting terrorism in the last 15 years or so is yes, killing terrorists can save innocent lives. But until we kill the idea that drives them, the ideology, we will always have to live with this threat…”

She then referred to the major international issue, to which subsequent behind-the-scenes top-level agreements have now been seen to bear fruit, as in recent posts on Syria and Iran attest (here and here – the latter nation of which I’ve been watching for 30 years),

“Yet ultimately to defeat Daesh, we must employ all of the diplomatic means at our disposal. That means working internationally to secure a political solution in Syria and challenging the alliance between the Syrian regime and its backers in Tehran.

“When it comes to Russia, as so often it is wise to turn to the example of President Reagan who – during his negotiations with his opposite number Mikhail Gorbachev – used to abide by the adage “trust but verify”. With President Putin, my advice is to “engage but beware”…

“We should not jeopardise the freedoms that President Reagan and Mrs Thatcher brought to Eastern Europe by accepting President Putin’s claim that it is now in his sphere of influence.  And progress on this issue would also help to secure another of this nation’s priorities – to reduce Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East.

“This is a priority for the UK too as we support our allies in the Gulf States to push back against Iran’s aggressive efforts to build an arc of influence from Tehran through to the Mediterranean.

“The nuclear deal with Iran was controversial…But the agreement must now be very carefully and rigorously policed – and any breaches should be dealt with firmly and immediately.”

Did our Prime Minister read this blog’s paper on Nationhood by Dave Chapman?. She said,

“Yet the most important institution is – and should always be – the nation state. Strong nations form strong institutions. And they form the basis of the international partnerships and co-operation that bring stability to our world.

“Nations, accountable to their populations – deriving as the Declaration of Independence puts it “their just powers from the consent of the governed” – can choose to join international organisations, or not. They can choose to co-operate with others, or not. Choose to trade with others, or not.

“Which is why if the countries of the European Union wish to integrate further, my view is that they should be free to do so. Because that is what they choose.

“But Britain – as a sovereign nation with the same values but a different political and cultural history – has chosen to take a different path because our history and culture is profoundly internationalist…”

In her conclusion Prime Minister May cited famous British and American leaders and once more referred to Philadelphia’s renowned history,

“As we renew the promise of our nations to make them stronger at home – in the words of President Reagan as the “sleeping giant stirs” – so let us renew the relationship that can lead the world towards the promise of freedom and prosperity marked out in parchment by those ordinary citizens 240 years ago…”

PROPHETICAL JIGSAW PIECES

1. That reference to “sleeping giant stirs” reminds me of a friend Lynn’s vision in 2001 of seeing a giant arise , which itself echoes the ‘Tommy Hick’s Vision’ of 1961 (End-time Ministries of the Body of Christ):

“When in Cornwall had very strong  impression…as if I was positioned at the south-west of Cornwall looking at the land mass of England, Scotland and Wales from the air.  In a moment I saw rising up from Scotland first, like the lid of a container with the hinge being at the extreme end of Cornwall, the “Body of Christ”.  Impressed that the ‘Body’ is everywhere and there are people ‘hidden’ who are so much part of it. I was then taken aback by the thought that it appeared to be like a sleeping giant rising up powerfully and suddenly.  The experience left me with hope and anticipation for what God would do in spite of how things appeared.”

220px-Paul_Revere's_ride2. A famous event before the American War of Independence has a specific relevance in the prophetic background to this renewed ‘special relationship’.  It’s the theme of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride in 1775 warning “The Redcoats are coming!”, that shows up as part of the design across some ‘pieces’.

Let me briefly outline a sequence of personal events on this:

3. In reading the background to a Revival Alliance gathering held in September 2011 in London I learned that Revere’s ride had featured as prophetical inspiration at the gathering’s inception meeting held in November 2010, as shown here:

Paul Revere Refc

4. Although unable to attend that gathering I had a strongly related dream that was about the Kingdom of God being set up here in Britain, as retold on its 5th anniversary last year.

5. In Holy Week, April 2012 I came across two prophecies relating to the same theme of a holy horseman. One was written on UK Prophetic Words and the other spoken by pastor John Kilpatrick, as recounted in Get Ready!

6. A few weeks after the EU Referendum, worship leader Lydia Marrrow delivered a powerful prophetic word that closed with excited exclamations that, “The Redcoats are coming! The British are coming”. This directly quotes Paul Revere’s cries to colonial citizens during his midnight ride. (Read transcript.)

7. After giving that word Lydia explained her excitement,

“It’s such an honour to be here. In case you’re wondering why I’m so passionate about God pouring His Spirit in the UK, history tells us that the United Kingdom and the United States do not have Awakening apart from one another!” (A Linkage Between Awakening in the UK and the USA)

8. This eighth piece is that of last weekend’s reconnecting of the historical link between our nations after the past 8 years under ungodly rule.

Bringing prophetical pieces together

Lastly, as we’ve encountered a midnight reference, could it suggest another jigsaw piece – that of  Midnight Words for 2017??

on UK-US spiritual LINKAGE:

Credits:

Dave Chapman on Nationhood

An instance of serendipity (or ‘God-incidence’) in this guest post by Dave Chapman being written whilst I wrote about the 2012 prophetic word on restoring nations’ identities.:

NATIONHOOD

It seems to me that too many Christians are afraid of standing up for our – or theirs, as the case maybe – Country. “We don’t like to get involved with politics”, we may hear, or “we are citizens of heaven, so therefore do not engage on that level”, for instance.

However, whilst ‘being political’ has to do with government and its desired nature, owning Nationhood I believe, is something quite different.  Getting involved with which ‘party’ runs, rules, or governs our own Nation does involve being ‘political’, or having a ‘preferred party’ bias.  But being involved with defending our own Government from other Governments, so that we make our independent and individual choices, is not ‘political’ in the true meaning of the word.  That is purely standing up for our own Nation – which is also quite different from ‘Nationalism’.

Yet, there is a fine line between standing up for our ‘Nation’, and ‘Nationalism’.  Here for instance, are the online dictionary definitions to help :-

Nationhood, is described as:-

“the fact or status of being a nation;  national identity, culture or economic life”. (Oxford dictionary, online)

“the state of being an independent nation”.  (Websters Dictionary, online)

“Nationhood is the state of being a nation, or a large group of people united by common language, culture or economic life”. (Your Dictionary, online)

“the state or quality of having status as a separate and independent nation“: (Dictionary.com)

Whereas ‘Nationalism’ is described as:-

“loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially :  a sense of national consciousness (see consciousness 1c) exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups” (Merriam-Websters Dict, online)

ideology based on the premise that the individual’s loyalty and devotion to the nation-state surpass other individual or group interests”. (Britannica Encyclopedia, online).

So we can see from these definitions that being a Nation, or having Nationhood, is a fact of life.  It is a state of being as a people, and operating as an independent ‘mass’ of people from other nations, whereas Nationalism is an ideology proceeding from a form of childish pride that “our nation is better than yours“!, and so displaying a superior attitude – with a desire to impose that culture and values on other Nations or peoples.

We can see that this latter approach is the root of an ‘Empire spirit’, which has manifested itself throughout the centuries over and over again.  Examples of this are Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Roman, and of late the extremes of pre-War Germany, also Russia, and by the way, Britain, with its one time global Empire upon which there was no setting sun!, and finally since then, America, with its incursions into other Countries with a view to establishing democratic ideology.

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