GPS #16: are you too receiving a shower from Daniel’s book?

Dear reader – please let me know if you too have been showered by ‘jigsaw pieces’ of prophetic material within the Book of Daniel, especially regarding End-times. It’s like the Lord’s wanting us to help Him complete an invisible jigsaw by picking out pieces and dropping them into our minds – as though pushing a pile of pieces to our corner of the table.

Or to put it another way: it’s like a heavenly cloud’s been sitting for weeks over the three counties-overlap of East Hampshire – West Sussex – Surrey, to release flurries of flakes and then in fly a few pieces from overseas!  It’s a melting pot of metaphors where ‘God-incidents‘, ‘Invisible Jigsaw‘, ‘Bridge O’er the Pond‘ all indicate God’s ‘Global Prophecy Signals‘ are definitely operational.

For the record, here’s twelve pieces I’ve noticed:

  1. 10 April – learn previous week’s message at service for healing was on Daniel
  2. 17 April – Daniel again features at Acorn (unusually, 3 readings over April)
  3. 19 April – Cycles and Israel’s 70th Anniversary prompts rethink of Daniel’s 70
  4. 23 April – review previous on Daniel for summary on unsealing and new post
  5. 23 April – Nelson Walters blogs on his new book on Daniel: ‘70 Times 7′
  6. 26 April – intending posting on Daniel but publish Genesis & John geometry
  7. 26 April – need to split Daniel draft into two parts (published 6th & 11th May)
  8. 26 April – Veronika West vision of heaven and earth’s time synchronising
  9. 28 April – Receive invitation to Highlights from Daniel teaching weekend
  10. 3 May – Nina tells me of Anne Graham Lotz’s new book: ‘The Daniel Key’
  11. 6 May – Flag up Daniel in Signs from God? (Iranian earthquake on Israel’s 70th)
  12. 10 May – Finish synopsis on unsealing Daniel as next post > more to come!

Let me know in Comments below if you’ve been getting pieces too. Alternatively, you can email me (richardswatch@talktalk.net) or comment on Richard’s Watch Facebook.

Credits: Flying puzzles by Nokhoog Buchachon and Digital Globe by Cooldesign are published by courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

Earthquake on Israel’s 70th, Jeremiah’s and Daniel’s ’70’ – ‘Signs’ from God?

“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” (Daniel 12:4 NKJV)

There’s this suspicion surfing around in my spirit that we’ve arrived at a time of destiny prophesied in the Holy Bible. So, let me share a smattering of ‘signs’ suggesting the Holy Spirit is working through some ‘Acts of God’ – acts that involve not only security services’ intelligence but also spiritual intelligence – plus geological AND geopolitical shaking!

I humbly submit a small ‘sign’ was a rejigging of what I was writing a week ago Thursday. I was drafting two blogs in parallel but their planned sequence of publication got switched. However, this enabled both to fit in with a few external events. Even without my realising all this at the time, this change would support my suspicion that 2018 is a crucial point on God’s 2,500-years timetable.

TIMING TRAIL

In mulling over events of a fortnight ago it seemed worthwhile to have a rethink on the book of Daniel, which necessitated revisiting previous posts to refresh my memory. Therefore, this one’s more personal than usual, for reasons which will become clear. In fact, early last week I’d collected the material and drafted some points but my priority was to finish and publish the post on geometry of Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1. Nevertheless, the timing was just right because I was directed to an exciting, fresh revelation on Time in Creation, but which would await another post.

What’s more, unknown to me this timing was being confirmed that very day by a vision Veronika West had just received from the Lord on, of all things, the synchronisation of earthly time with heaven’s time! (See GPS #15.)

However, had I not completed that promised but long-overdue follow-up post on scripture’s geometry, then I’d have been out-of-sync with the timing of what you’re reading here. Now a week has elapsed, I appreciate it had to await its coming weekend’s news on the hostile Israel-Iran situation and Monday’s disclosure by Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu of an intelligence coup: his possession of a vast trove of Iranian secret documents. He claims these are ‘conclusive proof’ Iran lied about its nuclear weapons programme.

The Institute for Science & International Security’s analysis of the photos in It Fits! Qom Site Layout reminds me of the many warnings about that programme; eg. Iran’s nuclear reactor at Bushehr becoming operational and missile test-launches in 2010 (see Update to Could This Weekend Change The World?), and in 2013 no signs of any slowdown in Iran’s readiness for making nuclear weapons (Replay of Munich 1938 Missed – Only Just!).

Therefore, you may appreciate my contemplating Iran’s schemes behind Obama’s ‘nuclear deal’ and possibility of its disrupting Israel’s independence anniversary. (Even as I write, John Kerry is seeking to salvage what he so assiduously crafted to subvert Israel’s security.) Recently, its regime pledged to ‘annihilate’ Israel in any war, presumably by a nuclear strike! My musing over God’s hand staying such action by opening up the ground beneath Iran’s nuclear facilities was soon validated.

Thus, the timing of my writing these two posts got tampered with, not only temporarily but also spiritually. SO let’s keep our antennae attuned to what’s being synchronised.

ISRAEL’S 70 YEARS

Thursday 19th April 2018 was a date destined and now written in human history. Let me briefly set the scene:

It was the 70th Independence Day of the modern state of Israel, and which is especially interesting in the light of observations by financial analyst Eric Hadik. In revisiting his work I wanted to introduce readers to his theory of April being a historically significant month, especially for the USA as well as Israel. His observations are that April 19th-20th onwards has a very high probability of being a critical date in warfare and terrorism. With that in mind he overlooked a fact hardly known outside Israel; that 19th April is when the Memorial Day for fallen Israeli soldiers rolls right into Independence Day. It is different to Israel’s official, internationally recognised birth on 14th May 1948.

Immediately before and after 19th April, hostilities in adjoining Syria took an increasingly dangerous turn with the distinct possibility of war breaking out between Israel and Iran. It was much more than bellicose ‘sabre-rattling’ for their swords were already drawn and cut-and-thrust about to get under way.

By ‘coincidence’ a geological ‘act of God’ took place on 19th April 2018 – the 5.5 magnitude earthquake in the vicinity of Iran’s nuclear power plant at Bushehr. As mentioned, I’d already mused on a ‘quake happening and blogged:

‘…we could reasonably consider this may be a direct warning to Iran that the same, or bigger, can so easily happen to its nuclear programme at any time! Moreover, its occurring on the year’s cyclically critical date of 19-20 April is surely no coincidence!

This strong earthquake on the 70th Anniversary of Israel’s Independence and hot in the heels of my blogging on historic dates and cycles, prompted me to consider biblical references to number 70; especially what’s known as ‘Daniel’s 70-Weeks‘, or more specifically 70 ‘sevens’ or years of weeks.

As well as the timing and location of that ‘quake, the significance of its close proximity to Iran’s nuclear power facility would make it of high geopolitical import within only a few days. On Monday 30th April, Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu publicly announced Mossad’s possession of those Iranian secret files.

JEREMIAH’S 70 YEARS

There was another and highly important 70-year period in Israel’s history. It was 2,500 years ago, when the leading governor in Babylon, the Jewish prophet Daniel, discovered it during his interceding for his people in captivity there. As he sought the Lord in the first year of king Darius on how long their exile would last (Dan 9:1-2), God showed him the prophecy of Jeremiah that it would last 70 years (Jer 29:10), and it would be extended to ‘seventy sevens‘, or 490 years (Dan:24-27).

DANIEL’S 70 ‘YEARS’

So, could the just-completed 70 years of modern Israel’s history as a free nation be of any relevance to that first 70 years of captivity? Moreover and maybe far more importantly, could it have any relevance or bearing upon the long-awaited final ‘week’ (or seven years) of Daniel’s 70 ‘years of weeks’??

Could the earthquake on Israel’s 70th Independence Day be of significance not to Iran alone, but to Israel too in showing that God is acting in its history and clearly pointing to the great importance of the Jeremiah 70 years and the Daniel 70 ‘years’???

Also, does what Veronika West heard, “The nations of the earth are being perfectly aligned with heaven’s time”, have anything to do with the periods prophesied by Jeremiah and Daniel? I believe it does.

We must consider this further…

What is the Last Trumpet? – THE ‘All Change!’ Signal

In 1 Cor. 15:52, Paul used a term “Last Trumpet” which is not found elsewhere in the Bible. Read this article to see what he likely meant by this term; and what he DIDN’T mean. DOES THE LAST TRUMPET = THE SEVENTH TRUMPET? If the timing of Matt. 24:31 is the greatest misunderstanding of nearly…

continue reading at What is the “Last Trumpet?” — The Gospel In The End Times .

There, Nelson Walters brings an in-depth appreciation to our ‘who, why, when and what’ of Watching and THE ‘All Change!’ signal, as in About Signs (items 12-13 refer).

Acceleration of Biblical End-times events is speeding up!

Upon hearing presenter J.D. Farag’s opening remarks in Sunday’s Mid-East Prophecy Update I was instantly reminded of these intertwined personal revelations:

  1. after being stunned upon hearing,“This is ALL about to be fulfilled” (see The Endgame Is Now In Play) I started monitoring current events more closely, and
  2. noted those related to Bible prophecies occurring with an increasing rapidity!!

This pastor of Calvary Chapel Kaneohe in Honolulu catches everyone’s attention with,

“As I was preparing for today’s Prophecy Update I was struck with how swiftly everything is happening – how fast everything is speeding up. To me, it’s almost as if world leaders are being motivated by some force to move quickly, and to strike while the proverbial iron is hot.

“So, what I want to talk about today is what seems to be this global expediting – of sorts – and in so doing I want to answer the question of ‘Why the fulfillment of Bible prophecy is on fast-forward?’

“I’ve used that illustration before – I do not see anyone or anything being able to push the pause button on how fast things are going. Rather, I see it as someone pushing the fast-forward button – things are moving so fast, so fast!”

What’s especially fascinating is mainstream media is now referring to unexpected turns in geopolitical events and changes in their anticipated timing, to which the Pastor  refers (quoting his downloadable Update; bold emphases his, underlining mine):

  • “Jerusalem Post asks why is the US speeding up its Jerusalem embassy move?
    “The State Department’s announcement …that it will essentially move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in phases, with the first stage to begin as early as May to coincide with Israel’s 70th Independence Day, is a significant shortening of the timeline. So what happened? Why now has the US decided to at least call the current consulate in Jerusalem an embassy and move Ambassador David Friedman and some of his staff to the location by mid May?”…
  • “On Thursday, Arutz Sheva published a report that the Czech President wants the move of their embassy to Jerusalem expedited...
  • “Speaking of the expediting prior to this May, I’m sure that you, like me, were quite stunned by the sudden breaking news that North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un and the U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to meet prior to May…While the announcement was sudden, Trump…earlier had made a surprise appearance in the White House press briefing room to promise that South Korea would soon make a “major announcement”. …welcomed this …as “very positive”, implying that he believes he is on the verge of a swift and unexpected breakthrough for his so-called “maximum pressure campaign” to force Kim to accept disarmament talks…Thursday, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi…called for Washington and the North “to engage in dialogue sooner rather than later.”
  • “According to Reuters…that Russia, Iran and Turkey aren’t going to wait for May, and instead, will meet next month in April. It’s rumored that Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan who “cooperate closely on Syria”, will (discuss) the situation in Syria.
  • “On Friday, Arutz Sheva published an article about how, in the era of Trump, time is no longer on the side of the Palestinians…quote Education Minister Naftali Bennett as saying President Trump has fundamentally changed the equation in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. According to the Jewish Home chief, President Trump’s historic December 2017 declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announcing plans for the relocation of the US embassy removed any incentive for the PA leadership to delay final status talks, potentially making negotiations with Israel more likely. The declaration, argued Bennett, has the potential to “allow, or accelerate peace, or enable peace …The Palestinians…over the past 50 years, had a very simple strategy. Time was on their side, so they’ll just wait. And every time they wait, they get a better deal. If you look through ’93, through 2000, in 2007 the deal just got better. So why not wait? What he’s actually done is reverse that vector, that trend, and suddenly, the Palestinians realize that time is not necessarily on their side, and maybe they should start moving.”

PLUS, the PA leader’s health is not good, yet he’s adamant in refusing to change his mind; so his death will unquestionably be a game-changing event!

Pastor stresses (emphases mine), “It’s important to note specific phrases like speeding up, significant shortening of, expedited and accelerated in these reports because they all speak to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy, revving up, as the Lord’s return is fast approaching.  Actually, this is the answer to the aforementioned question of why it seems that everything is speeding up with such urgency.

NINE YEARS AGO:

As implied in the first paragraph, this vital topic of ‘acceleration’ got flagged up early in my private correspondence nine years ago when president Barack Obama had made an unprecedented, albeit temporary, U-turn in his attitude to Israel, as told in Israel’s PM Points to New Testament – Obama Does U-turn.  In it I quoted White House accredited Christian correspondent William Koenig:

Never before have we had so many biblically significant events evolving at such a rapid paceit requires a major effort and assistance in an attempt to stay up with them. Only a small percentage of people in the church and a very small percentage of people in the public know of the seriousness of the times…” (emphasis mine)

Only a few months later in asking Could This Weekend Change The World? I quoted his friend and co-author John McTernan’s opinion,

“Those that are anchored in the Bible and believe the prophetic word, understand what is happening. Events seem to be accelerating towards the Day of LORD. Our hope is in the Blessed Hope, the Lord Jesus coming for His church.” (emphasis mine)

Subsequently, the momentum gathered pace as the number of Biblically-related events heads towards a deluge as we approach the fulfillment of all Bible prophecy. So we can soon expect to see Biblical and contemporary prophetic words and visions converge to fulfill Holy Writ. As J.D. Farag concludes (note numbers for next post):

“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.” (Revelation 22:7)

Selah!

GPS #13: Bible ‘Blueprint’ of four US leaders; Elisha anointing on Billy Graham’s passing; Alfred the Great (again!)

Let me run seemingly different yet closely timed events past you for consideration. They feature two pairs of ‘signals’ – one from USA (North Carolina & Alabama) and one from the UK (Bath & Liphook) – about three of the Lord’s ‘invisible jigsaw’ pieces.

My ears pricked up with surprise during the first when it connected with the prophetic dream in which Lana Vawser decreed a double-portion of the Elisha anointing being released upon Billy Graham’s going ‘home’ to be with the Lord.

Also, this first event or ‘piece’, repeated the well-known repentance scripture quoted in GPS#11 part 1: influx of calls to intercede for Britain.

It also made me wonder if recent reiteration of the significance of King Alfred the Great laying the Biblical foundations for a Christian nation of Great Britain has any bearing in this new data-set.

Here’s what happened:

1. A BIBLE BLUEPRINT

On Sunday afternoon we went online for Church of His Presence morning service (in Alabama) to see guest preacher Messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn. He delivered a rapid and impassioned presentation of a new paradigm for understanding End-time events. This develops upon his profound insights logged in The Harbinger (published within weeks of my starting this blog).

Let’s go to the start of his fifty minutes message in this video (from 1hr12min):

Jonathan explains this new paradigm is a ‘Bible Blueprint’, by which not only the nature of major events but also their timings throughout the Clinton-Obama era closely align with those recorded in the OT’s Books of the Kings. The common denominator is Israel and America’s rejection of God by their ancient kings, especially Ahab, Jehoram and queen Jezebel, and by modern presidential persons!

ALL a very thought-provoking thesis that brings fresh understanding, especially of the deep similarities between king Jehu and Donald Trump and of their actions against both ancient and modern protagonists. It is well-worth watching.

One of the most severe similarities between then and now – unknown in modern times – is witches’ mass gatherings to curse America’s President!!  So he must be doing the right thing by God!

According to Jonathan’s thesis, the ‘paradigm’ (God’s sovereign will) and ‘harbinger’ (of judgement) timelines are merging and we’re being given a window in which to reform. So most importantly for us, what does this Bible Blueprint, or ‘paradigm’, say about our future – it brings both a warning and a key!  Jonathan stresses (from 1:43:30 – emphasis added),

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn“A window to repent – a window to speak the Word of God – a window for Revival – is exactly where we are now. Jehu, or Donald Trump, is not the answer, but he was used to open a window. There’s been a political change but there’s not yet been a cultural change and a spiritual change. No answer can be found in Washington or in Hollywood, but only in Revival, only in Revival…

“The Word of God tells us, ‘If My people who are called by My Name, will humble THEMselves, turn from their wicked ways…’ (2Chron 7:14-15 – per GPS#11 Part 1)

“The keys are there – ‘MY people’ – ‘IF’ – so we must pray like never before…and it’s time to start living in Revival because it will then begin…

(From 1:47:00) “There’s a paradigm inside the paradigm, a paradigm for the people of God – where we’re given the keys in how to prevail and overcome – the paradigm, ‘For such a time as this’ so you need to know the times so you can fulfill your Calling in these times...

“I can say this much: in the days when Biblical values and righteousness rule over a culture, the people of God have a ruling paradigm in the King David paradigm – but in the days when Biblical values and righteousness NO LONGER rule the culture – in the days when anti-Biblical values rule the culture, the days of an Ahab, a Jezebel, the people of God have a different paradigm – they have the Elisha paradigm: those days are NOW!

“Those days are now and this is our paradigm: Elisha was not the status quo, he was a radical, he was revolutionary – and that’s what we’re to become: not status quo but to become radical, to become revolutionary – these are the days when we must become a revolutionary people living with a revolutionary power, a revolutionary outlook, a revolutionary life!”

“Some of you may be afraid of the End-times – don’t be, because that’s where God put you!…”

2. THE ELISHA ANOINTING & BILLY GRAHAM’S PASSING

Jonathan’s is a most stirring message. His conclusion reminds me of what Australian Lana brought about the Lord’s action plan of pouring out a double-portion of the Elisha anointing after bringing Billy Graham to his heavenly home.

THEN this question came ‘out of the blue’ – a ‘jigsaw piece’?  As that relates to the USA, then could the groundwork laid by Alfred the Great be a ‘blueprint’ for Britain?  What a peculiar, but perhaps not preposterous, idea!

So it would seem both ‘pieces’ fit together : one, Jonathan’s message; the other of Billy Graham’s passing, and whose remarkable funeral we’d watched by live broadcast on Friday and noted that POTUS Trump and VP Pence with wives seated on the front row – plus Trump’s keen attentiveness to Billy’s adult offspring’s testimonies, especially Franklin’s address – which closed with an altar call.  It’s noteworthy that storm winds in the D.C. area almost prevented flights from the capital, whereas it was sunny and mild for the funeral in Charlotte, North Carolina!

Nina and I chatted about it with friends over coffee at church on Sunday. The husband reads this blog and remarked about the prophecies relating to Billy’s passing. We said we’d seen the funeral, that ‘Trump & Veep’ were attentive attendees and that Franklin invited those who don’t know Jesus to come to him – and upon so saying, two of us got hit by Holy Spirit: Nina got the usual ‘buzz’, needing her to hold a table to stop her falling; our friend, his usual ‘fuzz’ over head (like shivers or goose-bumps) in recognition that something’s most definitely of the Lord.

I chuckled because he’d already asked about the backgrounds of those whose material I quote, and on testing their prophecies. So we laughed and agreed what he was getting was a true test for those we’d just been talking about 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

3. KING ALFRED THE GREAT

Now, I take you from Sunday morning in Liphook to late afternoon at home (but 10am in Alabama):

As if in anticipation of my thoughts whilst watching Jonathan Cahn about King Alfred, a third ‘piece’ arrived by email during the service and awaited slotting into place within the ‘invisible jigsaw puzzle’.

Unable to enter a comment on the blog, Isabel writes from Bath city,

‘I was very interested to read the articles on Alfred the Great.  It reminded me to check my dream journal. I found an entry for 5th March last year, almost a year to date, concerning Donald Trump and Alfred the Great. Unfortunately I was unable to recall the detail of the dream, except that I heard a voice in the dream calling out “Alfred’s Law” over and over again. I knew nothing about Alfred the Great until I researched his heavenly visions to save Britain and his book of Law or the ‘judgement book’. Thank you for publishing these posts.’

Isabel’ s remark conjoining Trump and our Saxon king, and on the latter’s visions and book, mirrors Jonathan’s references and my musings. So a great big thank you goes to the Lord and to Isabel for confirming them – whatever next?

One further, fascinating ‘God-incidental’ point about Alfred – my photo is of the statue erected outside Winchester City council offices in Hampshire, the capital of Wessex and Saxon England – the recent prophetic word from across ‘the Pond’ relating to kingdom rulership (Moving From The Sword to The Sceptre) comes from Wanda Alger living in Winchester, Virginia, – out of all places in the United States!

Bring it on Lord…!!

Footnote: this post may not be a totally new, distinct instance of God’s Global Prophecy Signalling system as it relates on a couple of points to the much broader #12, but I’ve numbered it ‘#13′.  As both posts aren’t wholly independent let’s use bakers’ numbering and call them a ‘Barker’s Dozen’! 
LOL! – let’s be even more unusual, for now I grasp what an old personal prophetic picture may mean: a brother at the first class I attended under Revd Dr Sharon Stone gave me a peculiar picture of a conveyor belt with dozens of loaves on it – I was clueless about its meaning and don’t recall his comments.  Years later a friend gave us her home-baking machine. I tried it and have baked bread ever since and so presumed that’s what the prophecy’s about. But in using that baking term I now perceive it may mean the foreseen loaves I’m making and baking are the many blogs I post and which can feed others… So I trust you’re now well-fed 🙂

[Puzzle In Sky by Idea go, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net]

22nd February: a powerful ‘now’ word for the body of Christ

This 3-minute video appearing on Russell S Moyer Facebook is powerfully inspiring and thank you to Carolyn Stewart for transcribing and to UK Prophetic Words for publishing this prophetic word. However, as it was rapidly delivered under a strong anointing which the textual version just cannot capture, watching the video is highly recommended:

A POWERFUL ‘NOW’ WORD FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST

Dr Russ Moyer, a member of the Ontario Prophetic Council, released this Word on 22nd February 2018, the day after Dr Billy Graham went home.

“This morning we’ve stepped through the threshold of yet another doorway. And know it’s going to continue to happen and it’s going to continue to accelerate, and we are going from one glory to the next.

“Know that this is the season when open doors will be before us and we’ll step into the new moment. Notice the acceleration of time. Know that everything is going to begin to accelerate, and things that took a long time will happen in an instant, and we will go from season to season and moment to moment.

“And know that at this moment, in this day, in this season, says the Lord, even as the seed has gone into the ground, know that a great and mighty harvest is ordained, right now in this hour and moment; as the seed of my servant goes into the ground, Billy Graham, know that I am releasing mantles in the earth today for evangelism. Know that I am releasing mantles now for the end-time harvest, says the Lord.

“Know that mantles are being released and many shall go, but know that I am about to raise up a prophetic evangelistic army, says the Lord, that will reap the greatest harvest in history, says the Lord. This is the harvest that everyone prophesied about, now. Step in, step up, step out. Know that this is your moment and season, says the lord.

“Know that I am about to do a mighty work within my body, says the Lord. I am about to do a cleansing in the earth, saith God. Know you shall go from doorway to doorway. Know you shall go in this hour, says the Lord, from glory to glory. Know that even times and moments in the past where you have knocked on the doors of many hearts, and even those times that you were abruptly turned away, says the Lord, this is a new hour and a new moment, and I am preparing the hearts of many around the world for the great harvest, says the Lord.

“Know that it shall be both the Greek and the Jew. Know that it shall be even the Arab, says the Lord, and know that I shall touch many hearts, and this shall be a moment of divine visitation, saith God, and I shall prepare their hearts, for I am sending forth an army now with a reaping tool in their hand, says the Lord.

“Know that it’s harvest time now. Take that golden sickle and put it to the ground, says the Lord. This is your moment and your hour. Know that the great end time army for prophetic evangelism shall be released in this season. Know this is your word. You have been sitting on the shelf and you have been dormant. You have been afraid and walking in fear and doubt and worry, but rise up and be bold and courageous in this moment, says the Lord, for I shall put a word in your mouth that shall be a word for the weary in season, says the Lord, and know that that word shall be tipped with my anointing, says God, and it shall open even the hardest of hearts.

“Know that I shall anoint your testimony in a fresh new way, says the Lord, and it shall unlock those hearts and bring them to the fullness of the knowledge of Christ. Know that it is my desire that not one perish. Know that I am after your family; I am after your neighbour.

“Know that I am after you afresh now, says the Lord, as I am turning the hearts of the evangelist, now, setting their hearts ablaze once again. Setting your hearts on fire for what’s on fire in my heart. Know that it is my burden that not one perish, but that all come to the knowledge of Christ. Know that this is your moment, saith the Lord, and I am about to bring forth the harvest for you.

“Now step up and make those bold declarations and proclamations. Come forth, says the Lord; come out of the cave now, saith God, and begin to declare what it is that I have put upon your heart, and watch what I do with it, says the Lord. For it shall be a harvest of signs and wonders and miracles.

“Know it shall be a harvest even of great healing, says the Lord. A wave of healing like the body has never seen. And it shall bring forth the harvest that I promised, saith God, for it’s harvest time. It’s harvest time now, says the Lord. Step up and step in.”

Dr. Russ Moyer and his wife provide apostolic oversight for approximately two hundred ministers and a number of churches through the Eagle Worldwide Network of Ministries, and they are ambassadors for the International Coalition of Apostles (Facebook).  Website: https://eagleworldwide.com/

How to Look for Signs of Jesus’ Return

Click/tap About Watching to learn the who, why, when and what of looking out for the Signs that Jesus Christ told His first followers will point to His soon return to rule as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Previously posted as The Who, Why, When & What of Watching.)

What NOT to Watch for in the End-Times, by Nelson Walters

Here, Nelson brings his incisive mind to bear upon the fuller meaning of what could be the pivotal timing indicator of prophesied signs of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Be sure to read the discussion thread too :

Most Christians know we are to watch for events in the end times. But do they know what NOT to watch for? Might our own theories of the end times deceive the church? What to Watch for This is the third article in a series about watching. In the First Article (READ HERE), we defined…

Continued in What Not to Watch For in the End Times — The Gospel In The End Times

Update to the sequence of ‘signs’

Since publication of signs we’re to watch out for according to the Gospels and Paul’s letters, I’ve changed the bullet-point listing to numerical for ease of reference. Although verse numbering isn’t used, the sequence of signs follows that shown in the chapters stated in my introduction. Also, the cross-related signs from both of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians are now inserted, and words attributed to Jesus appear in red.

Your attention is particularly drawn to Sign #6 (Mark 13:14) as it may be a ‘pivotal’ game-changer, and it also connects into Old Testament prophecy and that of The Apocalypse. (Their content lies outside the parameters of my previous post.)

The next post will share Nelson Walters’ in-depth examination of that special sign.

What does “Watch” mean? – by Nelson Walters

This article by Nelson Walters brings an informative theological nuance to help us in our consideration of the Who, Why, When and What of Watching:

“Watch” is Jesus’ most frequent command for Christians to prepare for the end times. What does “watch” mean? What exactly are we to do when we “watch?” We are beginning a short series on the topic of watching and being watchful in the end times. WATCH AND IMMINENCE I have heard it said by pretribulation…

Continue reading via What Does “Watch” Mean? — The Gospel In The End Times

The Who, Why, When & What of Watching – the signs

After looking at who, why and when we’re to watch, we review what Jesus told us to watch out for:

WHAT?

Omitting those which appear to apply to the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70, here’s a selection of signs stated in the first Gospel (Mark 13), augmented by Matthew (24) and Luke (17 & 21) plus insertion of Paul’s first and follow-up letters to believers in Salonika, to whom he stressed the origin of his teaching; ‘For this we say to you by the word of the Lord…’

    1. The Gospel must first be preached to all the nations.
    2. Disciples will stand before and councils, rulers and kings, beaten in religious assemblies.
    3. Many will come in Jesus’ name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many. 
    4. Wars and rumors of wars – nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom  (“Do not be troubled for such things must happen, but the end is not yet”)
    5. earthquakes in various places – famines and troubles – as the beginnings of sorrows.
    6. “Brother will betray brother to death – a father his child – children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death and
    7. “You will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
    8. SO, when you see the ‘abomination of desolation’, spoken of by Daniel the prophet standing where it ought not (let the reader understand!), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” [This would refer not only to Roman standard placed in the Temple’s Holy of Holies but also to any profane object/person therein at any time (including its mount?).
    9. “those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be.
    10. “And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days….
    11. “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it for false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”
    12. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven…’and the dead in Christ will rise first,
    13. ‘then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up [‘harpadzo’ = rapture] together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…’
    14. ‘You know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety” then sudden destruction comes…’
    15. ‘Let no one deceive you…for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first (Apostasy), and
    16. ‘the man of sin (lawlessness) is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped,
    17. ‘so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God…
    18. ‘The coming of the lawless one is according to the workings of satan with all power, signs and lying wonders, and
    19. ‘with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they didn’t receive a love of the truth, that they might be saved…
    20. ‘For this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie (!!)…’
    21. “After that tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.
    22. “The stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
    23. “On the earth perplexity, seas and waves roaring
    24. “Men’s hearts failing them from fear and expectation of what’s coming on the earth.
    25. “As it was in the days of Noah, so also in the days of the Son of Man: “They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.”
    26. “Likewise as it was in the days of Lot…on the day Lot left Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
    27. “In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife: Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
    28. “I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”
    29. “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory and
    30. “then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.” [The Rapture]

Jesus said, “Take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand.

IS THE END NIGH?

No! I’m not of that alarmist brigade because, in my humble opinion, Jesus is coming back for a bride who’s ‘made herself ready’, which I understand to be a church that has been restored to move fully in the ‘greater works’ – one that has arisen with the glory of the Lord appearing over her and piercing the ‘thick darkness covering the peoples’ (see Revelation 19.7, Acts 3.21, John 14.12 and Isaiah 60.1-2)

There’s clear indications this preparation is already happening through many ministries.  Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16.18).

On praying to our Heavenly Father, He instructed us to ask, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven…” (Matt 6:10).

The Lord’s Kingdom rule has yet to come in its fullness so, in my opinion, a reworking – even a significant sifting or pruning – may be necessary as the Lord finishes building his Church and believers make themselves ready for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

Next, we look Nelson Walters’ theological nuances of the meaning of ‘watching’ (here).

[Scripture taken from the New King James Version; copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. used by permission. All rights reserved.]

The Who, Why, When & What of Watching – cont’d

Continuing the reasons for watching for the Lord Jesus’ return we consider when that might happen:

WHEN?

Jesus’ major End-time teaching was given soon after leaving the Temple with some of His disciples and having foretold its complete destruction, which was to happen about 40 years later after the infamous Roman siege of Jerusalem.

Jesus on the Mount of Olives:

When He went and sat on the nearby Mount of Olives, two sets of brothers (Peter & Andrew, James & John) asked Him to expand upon that prophecy, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?” (seee Mark 13, Luke 21, Matthew 24).

He answered in some depth, and by examination of the details we can conclude that not only does Jesus describe later events in that First Century but also those of a much later time, one yet to come but which is now at the door!  So Jesus did, but didn’t, tell them precisely ‘when’!

In talking of that far future time however, He tells them a parable about the appearing of leaves on a fig tree – which many believe refers to the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel.:

“So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it (or ‘He’) is near – at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place..But of that day and hour no-one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is…Watch therefore…I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:28-37 NKJV emphasis mine)

Other passages of the New Testament imply that He, or Holy Spirit, subsequently gave those leading disciples, and Saul of Tarsus who became Apostle Paul, further insights on the approximate timing of those signs, as below:

Peter preaching in the Temple:

After Jesus’ Ascension into heaven Peter, when teaching in the Temple, called people  to,

“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets since time began…” (Acts 3:19-21 – my emphasis.)

So there’s a huge contribution followers of Christ have yet to make across all spheres of society towards such restoration – we’ve hardly started; not to mention both human and demonic opposition – but however do we restore ‘all things’?  We must conclude that only The Almighty is able to bring about the ‘restoration of ‘all things’ – and doubtless in the manner Zecharia prophesied to governor Zerubbabel:

“Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit”, says the Lord of hosts. (Zech 4:6 NKJV)

Although we need to beware of false prophets, Acts 3:21 implies that the Lord will keep His prophets informed of His intentions in bringing this about (Amos 3:7). Hence the important relevance of contemporary prophecy.

Paul writing to the Thessalonians:

We know from Acts and accounts in Paul’s Epistles that this Apostle to the Gentiles was blessed with visions of and revelations from Jesus Himself as, for example, in the main scripture quoted by ‘pre-Tribbers’:

‘For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
‘For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.’ (1Thess 4:15-17 NKJV)

‘But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.’ (1Thess 5:1-5 NKJV – emphases added)

Maybe it’s as well the Palestinian leaders have been defiantly intransigent over the so-called ‘peace plan’ with Israel and, like Iran and Hezbollah, want to wipe Israel off the face of the map!  Even so, let’s keep watching!

NB: the theme of UN’s Year 2017-18 is ‘Together for Peace, Dignity, Safety  & Respect For All’, as outlined in Three Prophetic Jigsaw Pieces.

Next, we include Paul’s later explanation as we check what it is we’re watching out for...