What do prophecy and numeracy indicate about Brexit’s timing?

PS (11/11/19): Further to recent posts on numbers, this is offered for information and weighing with the Lord – and we shall watch to see if January’s date for Brexit comes to pass:

PROPHETICAL ASPECTS

1. Prophetic word brought by Emma Stark on The Lord’s plans for Brexit and Northern Ireland (28 Feb 2019):

“I heard the Lord say this – it was so clear – He said, “Brexit is out of Time”. I don’t mean like it’s running out, because we know it’s running out in terms of the end of March – but it is “out of Time” of the order of God. And the Lord says, “Do not fear, even if there is a delay. Do not fear, if that looks like increased chaos.” For the Lord says, “There is an order, and I will start in Ireland,” And they will form such a new understanding, and a new relationship with one another, that the Lord says, “It will be a model for what I want to do in nations and how they will relate to each other, even across the continent of Europe and beyond.” But the Lord says, “I am beginning a work of reconciliation and seeing each other and solution in Ireland.”

“And the Lord says, That is going to even have an effect on Brexit.” The Lord says, “Let Ireland be solved first before Brexit can be unpacked and fully realised.” And you can see God working in an order around the nation, from Ireland in the south, up to Northern Ireland and across, down into Westminster…” 

2. Veronika West’s dream in September 2019 published 17 October in Does PM Boris Johnson Have a Deal?:

“In light of this Breaking News headline that PM JOHNSON has struck a deal with the EU I felt led to share a strange dream I shared with some powerful prophets / intercessors in the month of September where I saw in this dream a DEAL BEING SIGNED, BUT IT DID NOT HOLD….IT DID NOT HOLD.’

Subsequently, she clarified her caution over his Brexit deal, “…I truly believe that heaven has already decreed that this Nation will be SET FREE FROM THE CHAINS OF OUR TASKMASTERS THE EU….But friends, the timing of our full redemption is in GOD’S HANDS AND HE IS A MASTER CHESS-PLAYER, every one of His moves on the Chessboard that is our Nation is precise, strategic and unquestionably accurate, HIS TIMING IS PERFECT IN ALL THINGS.”

NUMERICAL ASPECTS

Further to national events and after publishing his new book Unlocking the Biblical Watch of Messiah’s Return, Jonathan Hill expanded upon his 2016 ‘Escape’ paper as follows, as well as revisiting the dating posited therein:

‘Potentially the UK may leave the European Union on 31st October 2019. This is exclusively x 153 days from the Brexit Referendum on 23rd June 2016.

‘The Greek words for ‘the net’ (το δικτυον) in John 21:11 have a numerical value of 1224 which is factored precisely by the numbers ‘8’ and ‘153’ (8 x 153 = 1224).

‘Just as the fishes of John 21:11 ‘escaped’ the sea via ‘the net’, so may the United Kingdom escape from the European Union via ‘Brexit’.’

Next, he issued this ‘Watch’ update:

POSSIBLE BREXIT LEAVE DATE31st January 2020

‘The 31st October 2019 was heavily marked for an ‘escape’ of the UK from the EU (see Brexit: the Escape of a Nation). However, even though the typology of the ‘net’ (of John 21:11) was compelling, it was not the date for the UK to finally ‘escape’ the European Union.

‘Is this ‘marking’ now proved to be false? Possibly, if it was not for the fact (emphasis RB) that the next potential ‘leave’ date (31st January 2020), as will be seen, has an even stronger ‘marking’ upon it than the 31st October 2019..!

‘It is conceivable that the marking on 31st October 2019 was an intermediary towards the final ‘escape’; an emphasis that the UK’s exit from the EU, whenever it happens, has spiritual significance. This would be consistent with Hebrew scriptures which contain layers of type and teaching depicting the same truth. God certainly prepares and endorses His message through preparatory picture and metaphor before the final outworking of His plan – the annually sacrificed Passover Lamb being the archtype before Messiah’s final sacrifice for all. The two proclamations by John the Baptist of ‘Behold the Lamb of God!’ (John 1:29, 36) confirmed this type and truth. So, the 31st October 2019 appears to be a symbolic picture towards a later departure of the UK from the European Union.

‘What of the 31st January 2020? An understanding of the progression of ‘escape’ is required. First there is an escape of individuals (signified by the Chilean Miner Rescue  in 2010), followed by an escape of a nation (Brexit) followed by a ‘global’ escape of the Body of Christ at the Rapture. The Chilean Miners escaped ‘physical’ death, the United Kingdom escapes ‘national’ death (loss of sovereignty) and the Body of Christ escapes ‘eternal’ death (the second death of Revelation 20:6) at the Rapture. Individual, then  national followed by concluding global is the progression (and signification) of ‘escape’, underpinned with a mathematical narrative of triangular numbers. ‘The Watch’ chapter in the book ‘Unlocking the Biblical Watch’ (UBW) explains this progression in much more detail.

‘Triangular numbers are used by the Lord to ‘label’ or ‘mark’ individuals or groups of people with whom He intends to intervene. One such triangular ‘labelling’ or ‘marking’ (again see UBW for details) is the triangular number ‘2080’. It is the final triangular number which relates to the United Kingdom. But first some background.

As a result of the Balfour Declaration (a letter which was arguably the tangible beginning of the re-establishment of Israel as a nation in 1948), God blessed the United Kingdom with Queen Elizabeth II who was crowned queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in 1953. Those who bless Israel reap a blessing according to the Abrahamic covenant. (Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”)

‘Significantly, Elizabeth was crowned on the 153rd day of 1953, namely the 2nd June, and in a year whose number contains the digits ‘1’, ‘5’ and ‘3’, in order. On this same day (2nd June 1953), important news came in that the commonwealth climber Sir Edmund Hilary had conquered Mount Everest (the highest mountain in the world). This news confirmed this day as a ‘high’ day in global history. Most importantly, however, God also marked the United Kingdom with the triangular number ‘153’ by embedding it into the date of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. Biblically, the number ‘153’ speaks of the completed church and her ‘escape’ at the Rapture (as explained in UBW). Through the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, this theme of ‘escape’ is strongly associated with the United Kingdom.

‘The year of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, ‘1953’, is a triangular number. As it happens, the next triangular number (in the mathematical series of triangular numbers) is ‘2016’ – the year of the Brexit referendum which triggered the ‘escape’ of the UK from national death (loss of sovereignty). Could the next triangular number (which follows ‘2016’ in the triangular number series) be significant? Yes, it is because it is the exact number of days between the Chilean Miner Rescue (at midnight!) on the 13th October 2010 and the Brexit Referendum on the 23rd June 2016. The number of days between these two events is exactly ‘2080’ days – ‘2080’ being the next mathematical triangular number after ‘2016’. The following diagram illustrates the relationship between these triangular numbers. Note that in mathematics, ‘1953′ is the 62nd triangular number, ‘2016′ is the 63rd triangular number and ‘2080′ is the 64th triangular number:

‘What is interesting is that this triangular number link (‘2080’), between the Chilean Miner rescue and the Brexit Referendum, opens up a divine opportunity for symmetry. If ‘2080’ days link the Chilean Miner rescue and the Brexit Referendum, could ’2080’ days link the completion of Brexit with the global ‘escape’ of the Body of Christ at the Rapture?

‘A possible date for the Rapture according to the biblical watch is the 13th October 2025. This possible date is arrived at by multiple independent biblical routes, (as detailed in UBW). If the symmetry of the triangular number ‘2080’ (in the above diagram) is to be fulfilled, what is the required ‘leave’ date for the UK to finally exit the EU? This date would be the 31st January 2020!

‘In this scenario, the number of days between the Brexit Referendum and the ‘Brexit Leave’ date is 1317 days. There are only 34 words in the original Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic text of the Bible, with a numerical value of 1317. This includes the Greek word for ‘revelation’ (an unveiling, uncovering or revealing) as well as the Greek words for ‘appearing’ and ‘last’. All of which are words which speak of (or relate to) the second coming of Christ which, for the church, will be at the Rapture. The diagram below illustrates this symmetry:

‘As an after-thought, out of all the triangular numbers in mathematics (which God may have chosen regarding this pattern and progression), why did He start off with the 62nd triangular number of ‘1953’? The answer lies in the Book of Daniel, because  Daniel understood by the books the number of the years (specified by the word of the Lord) in the first year of the reign of Darius the Mede:

Daniel 9:2 in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.

‘When did Darius the Mede come to his throne? When he was 62 years old!

Daniel 5:31 And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.

‘There are more correlations regarding Daniel and Darius the Mede which are detailed in Unlocking the Biblical Watch.’

Unlocking the Biblical Watch – new book by Jonathan R. Hill

In our considering principles behind use of numbers and associated basic mathematics in the Bible, my catching up with the following news is timely – I’m pleased to learn that author Jonathan R. Hill is finding his researches also connect into Time!

Here’s the proofreaders’ clear recommendation circulated for Jonathan’s new book:

‘In this new book Jonathan reinforces the straightforward, but profound, mathematical principles of triangular and pyramid numbers and how they help reveal and reinforce wonderful truths in the Bible, using the numerical equivalents for the letters in each word in the original Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible.

‘These principles were initially studied in his first book (on The Sign Miracles of John – RB: as herein) and the results were fascinating, revealing important concepts that are relevant for both the Church and Israel in these end times. They now lay a strong foundation for this ‘Biblical Watch for Messiah’s Return’. These numbers are used in the studies themselves and help us to understand the types involved, and also the time periods that connect the important events that are highlighted.

‘Also included in this book are details of and revelations about the Jubilee Cycle, the important and ‘high’ numbers that there are in Scripture (like ‘120’), the time of day of Christ’s resurrection, the reason Anna had to wait 84 years to see the Messiah, the importance of the Balfour Declaration in 1917, the Armistice in 1918, the World Economic Conference of 1933, the 9/11 attack in 2001, the rescue of the Chilean miners in 2010 and even Brexit!

‘Jonathan also shows how the ‘Key of David’ gives ‘understanding’ in God’s presence and what ‘leaven’ means for the Church today.

‘It truly is a book which explores and explains the concepts that are needed to study, and ‘watch’ for, Messiah’s (Jesus’) return at the Rapture for his Bride, the Church.

‘This book is, in my opinion, the most important Christian book for the Church in the first quarter of this 21st Century.

‘May I encourage you to order a copy (and also the previous one on the Sign Miracles, if you’ve not already got it) and be blessed?

‘Jonathan’s website JR Hill – Books has links to buy both books and also his ‘New Watch Events’ page (currently looking at the Brexit dates – RB: to be blogged soon with the author’s permission).

‘I have read both books out loud to Pat (as we have been proof-reading them). We have found that reading them to each other has really helped us both to understand the truths and the concepts they contain, and they truly leave us with hope for the future.

‘We commend this teaching to you.

‘Many blessings’

‘Keith and Pat’

Fulfilled Prophecy #38.2 & 3: Biblical ‘escape’ numbers

Those readers having time and inclination to delve deeper into mathematical aspects of the Bible in its Hebrew and Greek languages may wish to consider an application of Jonathan Hill’s thesis to two globally significant ‘escapes’. These were first published here last November at:

May the Lord open our minds to deeper revelation and comprehension of ‘His numbers’.

Fulfilled Prophecy #38.1 cont’d – God’s numbers within the Bible and prophecy

As said in the previous post on ‘seeing’ the Lord’s numbers, the reason for republishing a few older posts on numbers is to provide a background briefing on the spiritual as well as intellectual rationale for the Bible’s use of and significance of numbers. Also, it will help when I address objections arising from recent references by a few prophets to numbers.

For the sake of clarity therefore, this version of Unlocking the Sign Miracles of John – Update posted 15 Nov 2018, repeats only the grounds for using numbers contained in the Bible:

That first part of the original mini-series on the prophetic word about 2018 being when the Lord imparts to His prophets the ability to see and understand ‘My Numbers’, also refers to these earlier blogs on that topic:

‘Look inside’ (Amazon) by clicking title’s hyperlink

With the kind permission of author Jonathan Hill, I draw my readers’ attention to the book’s Preface telling of his discovering how prophecy and numbers work together.:

‘The Bible speaks of several upcoming global events which occur at the end of the Christian Age including the ‘catching-up’ or rapture of the believing church, a period of terrible tribulation for the nation of Israel followed by the second coming of Messiah. This book presents a unique chronological framework for these events, unveiled within the eight sign miracles of John’s Gospel. Each sign miracle targets a facet of God’s concluding work in the consummation of this age, for either the Body of Christ or the nation of Israel. Underpinning this framework is an elegant, figurative and radix [1] independent mathematical transformation or pattern, derived from the numerical values of key words and phrases in the autographic Hebrew and Greek text of scripture.

‘As a professional computer programmer, I’ve been involved in patterns, methodologies and code throughout my entire career of 33 years to date. Observing and capturing patterns, whether business, scientific or financial, and then logically implementing them into modern software, is what I do.

‘For many years I have been observing another pattern of typological and numeric design within scripture. The content of this pattern is spiritually intense because God has self-authenticated His authorship of the Bible in a unique and deterministic way. Moreover, this biblical pattern, which comes into focus through the sign miracles recorded by John, holds a vital message for the Body of Christ and the nation of Israel. Christians and believing Israel must prepare for meeting the Bridegroom and Messiah respectively.

‘I have worked hard at making the types and the maths as intelligible and as simple as possible. The book is a progression of revelation building chapter upon chapter. As part of the authorship process, custom software has been written, to capture and validate the Greek and Hebrew numerical values from the autographic text. The Appendix lists every Greek and Hebrew numerical value quoted and breaks down the calculation into its constituent parts, giving the reader full transparency of the process.’

[1]Radix or ‘base’ is the number of unique digits, including zero, used to represent a number counting system. Base 10 (decimal) is the most common radix and uses ten digits from 0 through to 9. Another well-known radix is base 2 (binary) which uses two digits, 0 and 1.’

From the outset Jonathan stresses,

‘Throughout the text of this book, Greek and Hebrew numbers and typology are introduced and it is, therefore, important to clarify their scriptural authority. Essentially, fundamental doctrine is never to be derived from types or numbers, rather they should be used only to illustrate and illuminate the existing meaning of the surface text.’

Then he proceeds to elucidate some profound points:

But God does not stop with types, as each letter of the two original languages of the Bible, Hebrew for the Old Testament and Greek for the New Testament, encapsulates a numerical value. Words and collections of sequential words have a mathematical identity which, therefore, extends the surface narrative. Any agreement between this underlying numerical pattern and the surface meaning or doctrine, affixes considerable authenticity to the text…(All emphases mine).

‘Only a personable supernatural God could inject such intrinsic connectivity within a book written in two languages with different alphabets, by multiple authors and across two millennia.

‘The only reference in the (NT) to individual letters is actually in John’s Gospel – ‘And the Jews marveled, saying, “How does this man know letters, having never studied?” John 7:15 NKJV.

‘The existence of a relationship between the surface meaning of the text, the type and the underlying mathematical value has long been known in Jewish Rabbinic tradition’ – see Wiki Pardes (Jewish Exegesis) (page 160).

For more details be sure to read the above linked posts.

LETTERS = NUMBERS : SENTENCES = SUMS & TOTALS = SHAPES & PATTERNS.

In the next post we’ll read Jonathan’s claim as to how this numerical understanding may be applied to a couple of globally significant ‘escape’ events in recent years…

Fulfilled Prophecy #38.1: ‘seeing’ God’s Numbers (2018 onwards)

As a result of lots more insights from brothers and sisters in the Lord upon the ‘Triple Twelve’ significance of the upcoming general election, this is first of three republished blogs posted nearly a year ago (Nov 2018) for reader’s information as an introduction to the next series of postings:

Towards the close of October last year (2017) Leisa Ebere started receiving a series of UK Nationwide Prophetic Circuit Messages, the first of which is for 2018 and for 2019. It begins:

“2018, I will impart to My Prophets the ability to see clearly ‘My Numbers’, such as dates, times and even denominations of money as I loose significant detail and even finance, which will be diverted into the hands and hearts of the men and women, who will use this information and resource to bring about the freedom of the captives of the human race.”

I’d like to share what’s come to my personal attention on the underlined elements of this promise in a few guest posts, with the expectation of further developments.

BACKGROUND:

In 2016 I began a series of overviews on the growing rapprochement between science and scripture and noted a most amazing ‘coincidence’ between my Summer reading and a physicist’s blog on Pure, Breathtaking Mathematical Beauty. Both focused upon ‘The Euler Identity’, and I’d read about how that formula lies hidden within the Hebrew and Greek of the first verses of the first chapters of Genesis and of the Gospel written by John!  Therefore, I blogged on this news in Astonishing Mathematics; the conjunction between Creation, Gospel and Science?

That last post introduced Unlocking The Sign Miracles of John by Jonathan Hill, with a continuation posted last April, soon after having re-blogged Joanne Rolston’s Number 153, Signs & Symbols (in Jonathan’s book) and my more detailed coverage in A Post-Resurrection Miracle as a ‘Mystery’ Now Revealed.

Mulling over this one night, I now realise that this mathematical ‘jewel’ also has its own Hebrew/Greek relationship buried within itself!

In fact, it’s shown within a power to the natural logarithmic growth of all living things, expressed by base ‘e’.

The ‘Euler Identity’ features Greek letter ‘pi’, which is the ratio of all circles’ circumference to diameter, which can be expressed as ‘vulgar fraction’ 22 / 7.

This speaks to me of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet and of the Biblically significant number 7

UPDATE (2018): Continue reading

Science and Wonders

To continue our occasional postings on science (see Scripture & Science hub for more)…

Science and Belief

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I’m often asked, “can a scientist believe in miracles?” I meet people telling me stories of answers to prayer that defy science, hoping that these will convince scientists to believe in God. Miracles are of course part of the package for a Christian – we all believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. During one of our recent events on science and faith, the scientists in the congregation were prayed for, and I was delighted when one of those people (who had been feeling distinctly grotty) reported feeling much better.  On the other hand, questions like this reveal some worries or ideas about science that need some unpacking.

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Is the weather a prophetic sign?

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

Neil Mackereth emailed me mid-morning from Winchester asking,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fulfilled Prophecies #42 & #43: Flood waters and July 2019

A couple of postings by Veronika West appeared yesterday on Ignite Ireland Ministry (Facebook). First at 09:04…:

A SIGN OF FLOODING; PROPHECY BEING FULFILLED..!

UK: A Prophecy Being Fulfilled
March 18, 2019 Veronika West

A sign; His cleansing and purification!

The waters levels are rising, the rivers of His Glory will flow forth upon the land…!

Then suddenly I saw the nation covered in a thick white blanket and I heard The Spirit say, “Watch, for in the days ahead there will be a sign that cleansing and purification has come to the land.”

Then I saw flood waters begin to rise in different parts of the nation and I heard The Spirit say, “For even as Ezekiel saw the water levels rise higher and higher in the temple, so shall the water levels rise higher and higher in this nation and this shall be a sign that the rivers of My Glory will flow forth upon the land!”

See original HKP Word The Remaking of the United Kingdom , 27 January 2019;

Blessings to you all.
~ by Veronika West

PS; “AFTER THE RAIN WE GET TO SEE CLEARLY”!!

As I have prayed over this recent flooding in the U.K., this morning the Father said to me, “AFTER THIS RAIN THE NATION WILL SEE CLEARLY, THE DUST WILL SETTLE AND THE EYES OF THE PEOPLE WILL SEE WITH GREATER CLARITY”, I believe there are times that God sends His rain in the midst of great chaos to settle the dust of confusion and disillusionment, its after His rain that greater clarity of mind and vision is birthed, our spiritual sight becomes clear, precise and accurate.

I hear the Spirit say, “BELOVED INVITE MY RAIN IN THIS MIDST OF THE DUST STORM FOR MY RAIN BRINGS CLARITY AND VISION TO THOSE WHO HAVE BECOME HOPELESS, VISION-LESS AND DISILLUSIONED”!

Secondly, yesterday afternoon:

“FLOODING ACROSS THE UK….As I was praying concerning the flooding across the U.K. the Spirit of God reminded me of another poignant prophecy that I posted in March of this year concerning the significance of the Months APRIL, MAY, JUNE AND JULY…! I believe the WATERS WE ARE SEEING BREAKING FORTH ACROSS THIS NATION IN THE MONTH OF JUNE IS PROPHETICALLY SIGNIFICANT AND CERTAINLY A SIGN OF WHAT IT TAKING PLACE IN THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT OVER THE LAND…,”YES! I BELIEVE THAT A CLEANSING AND A PURIFICATION IS NOW TAKING PLACE OVER THE LAND, BUT! IS IT ALSO A SIGN OF THE BEGINNINGS OF THE BIRTHING OF A NEW AND GREATER NATION?”..!

And Quote; “I KEEP HEARING THESE WORDS, “WATCH AND PRAY, FOR WE HAVE NOW ENTERED INTO THE LAST TRIMESTER OF A LONG PREGNANCY, GET READY, FOR THE WATERS ARE ABOUT TO BREAK FORTH”!!

Part of the Word posted; March 2019 BREXIT: Delay and Extension – Fear Not! 

I submit to you FAITHFUL PROPHETS AND WATCHERS OVER THIS NATION that as we have now seen a vote passed to DELAY BREXIT WE MUST NOT BE TEMPTED TO LOOSE HOPE BUT WE MUST RESIST ALL FEAR AND KEEP OUR EYES ON THAT WHICH IS TO COME FORTH FROM THE TOMB.

I submit to you that the next “4 MONTHS” are going to be CRITICAL MONTHS for the Nation, I believe they will be BOTH SPIRITUALLY AND POLITICALLY STRATEGIC MONTHS FOR THE BIRTHING OF OUR NATION, “APRIL, MAY, JUNE AND JULY.., AND ESPECIALLY THE MONTH OF JULY HAS BEEN HIGHLIGHTED TO ME AS A VERY SIGNIFICANT MONTH FOR THE NATION.

I KEEP HEARING THESE WORDS, “WATCH AND PRAY, FOR WE HAVE NOW ENTERED INTO THE LAST TRIMESTER OF A LONG PREGNANCY, GET READY, FOR THE WATERS ARE ABOUT TO BREAK FORTH”!!

As Lisa Tierney notes, “Re Flooding in the UK, get ready the BABY is on its WAY!!!!!!!!”

[See also extracts from fuller texts: Prophecies about July 2019]

Prophecy Update 2.2: Boris Johnson warns against blocking ‘no deal’ Brexit

In Prophecy Update 2: Press reports ‘no deal’ Brexit is ‘back from the dead’ posted on 29th March 2019, I quoted Veronika West’s prophecies of 8th January, and as reiterated on 15th March, about our nation’s death being reversed. She introduces it with this bold statement…and later makes an exceptional dating of the prophecy’s fulfillment, as in my emboldened paragraph :

‘AN URGENT ‘NOW’ WORD CONCERNING GREAT BRITAIN; “FEAR NOT! LOOK TO LAZARUS TOMB FOR A TIME OF DIVINE VISITATION IS UPON YOU; A DEATH AND A RAPID ACCELERATION IN KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT IN THE MIDST OF DELAY, WATCH! FOR RESURRECTION POWER SHALL RAISE UP A NATION TO NEW AND GREATER LIFE IN ONE DAY”…!

‘…I submit to you FAITHFUL PROPHETS AND WATCHERS OVER THIS NATION that as we have now seen a vote passed to DELAY BREXIT, WE MUST NOT BE TEMPTED TO LOOSE HOPE BUT WE MUST RESIST ALL FEAR AND KEEP OUR EYES ON THAT WHICH IS TO COME FORTH FROM THE TOMB.

I submit to you that the next “4 MONTHS” are going to be CRITICAL MONTHS for the Nation, I believe they will be BOTH SPIRITUALLY AND POLITICALLY STRATEGIC MONTHS FOR THE BIRTHING OF OUR NATION, “APRIL, MAY, JUNE AND JULY..”, AND ESPECIALLY THE MONTH OF JULY HAS BEEN HIGHLIGHTED TO ME AS A VERY SIGNIFICANT MONTH FOR THE NATION.

‘I KEEP HEARING THESE WORDS, “WATCH AND PRAY, FOR WE HAVE NOW ENTERED INTO THE LAST TRIMESTER OF A LONG PREGNANCY, GET READY, FOR THE WATERS ARE ABOUT TO BREAK FORTH”!!’

(RB: is that the real reason behind this June’s record-breaking wet weather??)

Now, I note these extracts within this afternoon’s news feed in The Telegraph about the latest political developments, especially the stark warning of retribution by voters:

  • 8:52am – Labour’s plan to block no-deal‘Today, Labour will use allocated opposition time to put forward a motion seeking to suspend the Commons’ standing orders, the rules which govern MPs in the Chamber…
  • ‘Here we go again. Labour have tabled a new motion for tomorrow’s Opposition Day debate, paving the way for MPs to introduce and pass legislation in June – as they did in April – to constrain a new Prime Minister’s ability to pursue no deal on 31 October…’
  • 11:01AM – PHILIP HAMMOND: NO DEAL IS NOT AN OPTION – ‘Just moments before Boris Johnson is due to launch his leadership campaign, the Chancellor has weighed in on no deal, claiming that Parliament will move to prevent it from happening…’
  • 11:54AM – MPs face ‘mortal retribution’ if they block no deal

    ‘Taking questions from journalists, Mr Johnson said that it would be “very difficult” for MPs to “obstruct the will of the people and block Brexit”.

    ‘He adds that should they do so, they face “mortal retribution” at the ballot box as voters punish them for failing to deliver.

    “[There is a] real existential threat that faces both major parties if we fail to get this thing down,” he continues.

    “Parliament voted overwhelming to trigger Article 50. I think if we do block it collectively as Parliamentarians we will reap the whirlwind.” (Emphasis RB)

Now the EU’s reaction, noted at 12:40pm – ‘The European Commission issued a stern no deal Brexit warning as Boris Johnson took to the stage for his leadership launch to succeed Theresa May as prime minister. 

‘As Mr Johnson spoke, the EU executive warned that even if there was a no deal Brexit, Britain would still have to pay the Brexit bill, guarantee no hard border in Ireland through the Irish backstop and safeguard EU citizens’ rights living in Britain. 

‘The EU would not restart any negotiations after no deal until those condition were met, according to the document, which said the bloc would also demand continued access to British fishing waters. 

‘The no deal communication warned businesses to get ready for a possible no deal exit after the October 31 Brexit deadline. 

‘Mr Johnson has said that he would prefer a Brexit deal but insists that the withdrawal agreement must be renegotiated, which the EU has ruled out. He said that Britain should leave the EU, deal or no deal, by November 1.’

Lest we may forget, on 3rd October 2017 Boris Johnson warned the Conservative Party that the British Lion must be allowed to roar, as covered in Fulfilled Prophecy #23.

A post-Resurrection miracle as a ‘mystery’ now revealed – part 2

[First published 2018]

His disciples came to Jesus and said, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” and He replied, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him (and her) more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore, I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand…” (Matthew 13:10-13 NKJV)

Definition: ‘Mystery’, Greek musterion (moos-tay-ree-on; Strongs #3466). From mueo, “to initiate into the mysteries”, hence a secret known only to the initiated, something hidden requiring special revelation. In the NT the word denotes something that people could never know by their own understanding and that demands a revelation from God. The secret thoughts, plans and dispensations of God remain hidden from unregenerate mankind, but are revealed to all believers. In non-biblical Greek musterion is knowledge withheld, concealed or silenced. In biblical Greek it is truth revealed (Col 1:26). NT musterion focuses upon Christ’s sinless life, atoning death, powerful resurrection and dynamic ascension.’ [New Spirit-Filled Study Bible]

Prophecy: “2018: I will impart to My Prophets the ability to see clearly My Numbers…” (delivered by Leisa Ebere, read in full here).

The above, ancient meaning of ‘mystery’ is rarely understood and appreciated, even by those solidly grounded in scripture. As told in my testimony, my pre-Christian life got immersed in that esoteric knowledge, and so I’m experienced in this matter and can attest that the difference between that discipline and holy revelations from the Almighty is like the contrast between His Light and the devil’s darkness.

MATHEMATICIANS’ MYSTERIES

Roger Penrose, “The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe”, Knopf (2005)

Therefore, the modern definition of ‘mystery’ as an unsolved puzzle, or something difficult or impossible to explain is comparatively trite!

Even the eminent mathematician-physicist Sir Roger Penrose tends toward a circumscribed perception of reality when using this term, as quoted and discussed in RTU’s Three Worlds, Three Mysteries.

According to its author Joseph, Penrose posits the existence of three “realms” existing around us and “which brings three mysteries” that raise interesting questions on how the world should be viewed. These realms are the physical, mental and Platonic mathematical worlds:

Of course, such hypothetical mysteries cannot equal the much deeper ‘mystery’ of revelatory scripture! Yet in positing that mathematical entities don’t belong in space or time and are eternal and unchanging, Penrose is approaching our understanding of the mathematical aspects of the Bible. His recent thoughts upon consciousness originating at a quantum level may approach ideas I’ve broached in the convergence of science and scripture.

JESUS POINTS TO MATHS

Continuing from Part 1 on Apostle John’s account of the miraculous provision of 153 large fish and the re-blog of New Zealander Joanne Rolston’s posts on it, we learn that she asked Jesus direct on why such specific details are noted. Let me quote some pertinent parts of her highly personal account:

I asked the Lord about the meaning of the 153 fish in John 21:10, and I was given a maths answer. Amazingly I grasped the explanation. Having to learn statistics in order to get my Diploma of Business helped. I had to overcome a lot to learn the math behind statistics…(including) my loathing for maths. Fortunately, I have a very patient husband who helped me with the mechanics of maths in statistics.

“But I kept complaining to God. “Why do I have to learn this?” I protested, “We’re never going to use it in our business!”

“Make friends with maths” the Lord told me. Not reconcile myself to maths, not become acquainted with maths; He wanted me to believe I could learn maths and take an interest in it! It was a big ask. In a Father’s instruction, He says;

“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7)

So we read that Joanne progressed and mentions Factorial numbers and Venn diagrams as being the first things she learned in statistics. These were the basis of all the wonderful things she was later shown about that ‘action replay’ fishing trip by seven of Jesus’ disciples.

She succinctly explains the unusual significance of the 153 fish by maths of factorials and square root of the third prime number (3), as well as geometrical constructions and proofs in diagrammatic forms, PLUS their relevance to the triune relationship of God, Christ and mankind.

Now examine these facts more closely and delve deeper into the ‘mysteries of the kingdom’:

That historic catch’s mathematical meaning is a surprising shock to we moderns but, in the immense sweep of history, such intellectual knowledge was a relatively ‘recent’ development to those living in the inter-Testamental times of the Graeco-Roman world. The principal propositions, or theories and proofs, of geometry had been compiled by Euclid of Alexandria about 300 years before Jesus’ life. To give us some perspective, this is the same period since the accession of George I (1714) and the appearance of John and Charles Wesley to lead a major evangelical revival, from which was born the fourth largest church denomination in England, Methodism (in Oxford, 1729).

Fascinating Fact: the first proposition of Euclid’s Elements of Geometry is to construct an equilateral (three sides of equal length) triangle by describing a Vesica Piscis (known as ‘Vessel of Fish’!) with a pair of compasses. It’s done by drawing one circle and then a second one exactly the same size, but with its centre on the circumference of the first.

The common, overlapping area looks like a canoe and the ratio of its length to width is 265:153, which closely approximates the square root of 3 as calculated by Archimedes of Syracuse.

All three symbols, triangle and circles with intersecting segment, feature in the ‘mystery’ of the 153 fish – note the use of equilateral triangle as this will be considered another time:

It’s noteworthy that John closes his Gospel account of Jesus’ main post-Resurrection appearances with this most tantalising morsel:

‘And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.’ (John 20:30)

That statement lodged indelibly within my soul when a teenager and I determined to set on a quest to discover the fullness of Jesus’ work. A lifetime later, I learn that ‘seal’ sets the scene for the last chapter’s account of the amazing fishing expedition. That is, it is a clear signpost of the next and final miracle’s deep significance to the early Church.

UNLOCKING THE SIGN MIRACLES OF JOHN – SIGN 8: 153 FISH

Jonathan R Hill, whose above-titled book explains how ‘pi’, the mathematical ratio of circumference and diameter of every circle is found in Genesis 1:1, and that of ‘e‘ (base of natural logarithmic and base rate of growth in all growing processes), are found in John 1:1, devotes a full chapter to ‘Sign 8’, the miraculous catch of 153 fish.

Consider this summary of his main points on Sign 8:

  • It is the 8th ‘sign’ miracle recorded by John and found in his book only. First and only post-Resurrection sign-miracle and last of the eight, thus reflecting the divinity of Jesus as ‘first and last’ and the ‘alpha and omega’! (I now recall hearing Him tell me during a ministry-team prayer, “I Am Alpha and Omega” – watch for more on this later.)
  • Time and death represented in this succession by number 7 is followed by 8, the number of resurrection (a new beginning, as blogged in January), underscored by 8 resurrections in scripture other than that of Jesus.
  • Jesus’ command to cast nets from the other side of the boat, the right, symbolises and prefigures God visiting the Gentiles and taking a people for His name.
  • The Greek word ‘ekklesia’ translated as ‘church’ means nothing more than ‘called out of’. Thus, the fish being caught out of the sea reflect the characteristic of the Gentile church as those who are ‘called out of’ the world.
  • 153 is of considerable mathematical and typological significance and represents the fullness of the Gentiles.
  • Key composites of 153 are 7 (spiritual perfection), 10 (numerical completeness) and 9 (finality) because (7+10) x 9 = 153 (= 9 x 17).

Jonathan makes many more deep connections between scriptures and Sign 8 and their importance to the Church and the Consummation of the Age. Building upon the 17-rowed triangle of the number 153 displayed in Jo-Blog’s Go Fish, this is how Jonathan describes this mathematical principle (drag to enlarge, noting number 153 forms an equilateral triangle of sides 17 x 17 x 17):

Triangular Numbers, courtesy Jonathan R Hill

CONCLUSION

From this brief overview of well-researched data we can confidently conclude that the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven include mathematical principles as an important part of its transcendental wisdom. Selah!

Further Reading:

HE IS RISEN! – Time and Quantum effects in Jesus’ Resurrection

First published on this blog and repeated annually:

In preparation for the Holy-days’ weekend Nina creates a tableau for contemplating Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. She’s inspired about what items to collect and arrange, usually including a rock with a central hole eroded by the sea and which we found on a beach. It serves as both the ‘skull’ and garden tomb of Golgotha. For example, the above display has a scarf as a ‘river of life’ flowing out of the empty cave/tomb below the cross. (In 2012 it gave an insight that I’ll share below.)

Maundy Thursday is celebrated as the night when Jesus and the lead-disciples ate an early Passover Seder, or meal (see video explanation). Following the meal, one disciple betrayed Him by leading Temple guards to capture Him at night for trial by a ‘kangaroo’ court of Jewish leaders.  It was a foregone conclusion that they’d demand authorisation of His death from Pontius Pilate, the Roman Prefect, or governor, of Judea.

If you’re unfamiliar with this true story and how it led to Jesus’ gruesome torture, death and burial followed by his amazing bodily resurrection and appearance to His disciples, read doctor Luke’s investigative account and the personal account of Jesus’ closest disciple John. (Later, a Jewish leader violently opposed to them but who encountered Jesus en-route to Damascus would write He was seen simultaneously by over 500 – read 1 Corinthians 15:6)

HEAVEN & HUMAN HISTORIES’ PIVOTAL TIME

Jesus Christ died so that each of us may be forgiven for our sins. As a result of this new status, we can have direct personal access to Almighty God when we believe in Jesus Christ. As the Son of God, Jesus suffered on our behalf as our ‘scapegoat’.  That is, Jesus took the place of death that we deserved because of our sinfulness, for the shedding of a sinless one’s blood was the only way our status could be changed for us to gain personal salvation. Apostle Paul put it thus to the Romans:

8But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (Romans 5:8-11, NIV, see whole chapter.)

Now, when I was a new Christian I found that rather hard to understand – but it works! The theological term is ‘atonement’, or ‘substitutionary atonement’.  In bringing forgive-ness to the guilty, however, this can cause deep problems for those who’ve been the victim of crimes. After all, why should a killer find forgiveness by God? And what about the victim’s families, or the victim of abuse? They find it very hard if well-nigh impossible to forgive.

In 2012 I heard a Portsmouth prison chaplain address this issue with a concept taken from the criminal justice system: restorative justice. This involves an active dialogue between victim and offender, plus reparation.  And it has a sound basis in  theology. How?

Jesus was a guiltless victim, directly of those who wanted Him killed, and indirectly of everyone’s ‘fallen state’ of sinfulness, which could only be rectified by His death.

And Almighty God, the Father, is a victim too. How? He’s victim of humanity’s rebellion against Him. For example and especially over the way religious leaders murdered His son – how they seethed with rage when Jesus denounced them! (read Luke 20:9-19).  So, every victim can find an identity and affinity in both God and Jesus Christ in their situation. Hence, they can receive God’s own ability to forgive because He will help them choose to forgive those who’ve harmed them. [Lack of forgiveness may be the only thing that hampers God – see Matt 6:14-15]

A TABLEAU IN TIME

During contemplation upon the tableau illustrated above, an insight dropped into mind that the Resurrection created a distinct point in the flow of, or perhaps even a change in, Time itself. That is, the now termed ‘common era’ calendar is the medieval Christian one that counts years from the approximate birth of Christ as ‘anno Domini’. But in fact, a more powerful one would be the point at which things in heaven changed and thus affected our lives on earth and its ultimate role in God’s scheme of creation. This took place at the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, His revival to life from death itself.

That such a concept may be valid can be found in the discoveries about the material of ‘The Shroud of Turin’, the shroud in which Jesus was thought to have been carried and covered during His interment. It is of most astounding significance when examined from the view-point of modern physics.

Apart from the supra-natural or spiritual aspect, that unique, singular event could have naturally happened by means of a ‘singularity’ (a theoretical gravitational effect associated with ‘black holes’, eg. as may have been the starting point of the creation of the universe, or ‘Big Bang’).

Don’t take my word for this but consider that of Dame Isabel Piczek (deceased 2016), famous as a monumental artist and award-winning figurative draughtswoman. Her highly detailed analysis of theories about how the image on the shroud was formed is authoritative, as in the first of several detailed articles here.

Also, as a physicist who may have considered implications from a quantum mechanics standpoint, her conclusions about how the image was formed are most intriguing: it seems that the image of Jesus can only have been created by its hovering equidistantly above and below his reclining bent corpse. Furthermore, this necessitated the body’s levitation – perhaps not an impossible feat during the moment of the Resurrection power-blast?  After all, the disciples had witnessed Jesus walking on water and were yet to see His levitating into the clouds!

Dame Isabel succinctly summarises:

We have a piece of cloth and it leads us to a mysterious gate which opens for us, and it lets us see a completely different world, an extraordinary world with extraordinary laws.

Consider these claims by reading those articles and watching this 19 minute of extracts from the DVD The Fabric of Time (with its own lead-in trailer). There’s also a discussion of her scientific opinion at In Case You Missed Isabel Piczek’s Wonderful Paper.

‘Coincidentally”, just after having read the last link and revised the preceding references to science (post published 5 years ago), I’m alerted to theoretical physicist Mehki’s new post on ‘black holes’ and ‘event horizons’ (see Looking to the Horizon). The discussion thread has a valuable contribution from ‘physicalrealityblog’ that’s pertinent to the Shroud site’s discussion of Dame Isabel’s analysis and indirectly reconnects it back into quantum physics!

2017: ‘Coincidentally’ amusing that bloggers ‘hidden’ on opposite sides of the world (Britain and New Zealand) were preparing items on the fabrics that Jesus Christ was buried with – the full-body shroud and the head linen – in Joseph of Arimathea’s private tomb. My post updated on Wed 12 April 2017 was scheduled on Thurs 13th for auto-publication Sun 16 April. On Good Friday 14 April Joanne Rolston published news of the ‘Sudarium’ in AB-solute Proof – The Blood That Speaks.

Read about bizarre anomalies in scientific instruments placed on the slab of stone in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre said to be have been where Jesus’ body lay: Scientists Who Opened Christ’s Tomb Detect Mysterious Readings That Support Shroud Theory.

2019: Am grateful to unknown source of this image:

Link: The Shroud of Turin website

A Maundy Thursday Musing

The Cross at Ffald-y-Brenin, ‘miraculously’ provided and located as directed by the Lord.

[First published 2016]

Reflections upon the events of Jesus’ betrayal and execution whilst we were on a Quiet Day’s ‘Appointment in Jerusalem’, added to my ongoing meditation upon His personal prayer made, not in the garden of Gethsemane, but earlier in the upper room at the close of their Passover meal (John 17). That ‘celebratory remembrance’ proved to be more than a ground-breaking event. It was truly a heaven-breaking-in pivotal time in human history in which Jesus offered up Himself as the Paschal Lamb, not only for His first disciples but also for everyone who would ever believe in Him – eg. you and me! AND enable everyone to come into the full freedom of salvation from their sins and satan’s consequential authority over their lives – should they so choose.

So my thoughts meandered around Jesus’ praying to Father that He’d “manifested Your Name” and for His disciples to see the glory He had with Him before the Beginning, as in my footnote to the prophetic word on Preparation for Enlargement.

The modern concept of ‘name’ fails to convey the depth of meaning and significance as understood in biblical times. I recalled Hebrew and Semitic studies scholar Dr Michael S Heiser’s (bio) referring at Exodus 23:20-23 to the Angel of the LORD as having what’s noted from Gideon’s encounter with Him (Judges 6:11-26); that is,

‘Yahweh’s “Name” in him…which gives a glimpse of the Hebrew Bible’s ‘Name Theology’ in which reference to “the Name” actually refers to Yahweh Himself…Thus, ‘Yahweh indicates He is in the Angel…yet in other passages, Yahweh and the Angel can be simultaneously – but separately – present [Old Testament Godhead Language].

That’s remarkably similar to the principle of quantum entanglement (see On Engaging Time) – yet is in the Bible!  Jesus goes on to say that the divine “Name” represents His Presence, which is also God’s ‘Essence’.

So over silent lunch, my mind in ‘neutral’, an insight suddenly occurred and I noted it afterwards as an equation in my Bible’s rear fly-leaf.:

‘GOD’s NAME = HIS GLORY = EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM (KNOWN & UNKNOWN)’

Also, the last part is equivalent to:

‘NOT YET KNOWN  BUT BEING REVEALED IN AND ACROSS (ie. A +) TIME’

Now please note: in my mind I was going to write “in and throughout” but actually found myself writing “across”, which doesn’t make as much sense when considering the full continuity of time – BUT this change directly relates it to the Crucifixion.

From my earliest days of being ‘born again’ I’d heard about the Cross being pivotal in, and thus central to, human history. Now, however, I understood it’s existed throughout history from the very Beginning, and connected into the ‘mystery’ of ‘Fathers Own Objective’ that Apostle Paul revealed to the Ephesians, as noted in my intro to God’s Eternal Purpose.

I imagined the Cross’ horizontal beam s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g…r-i- g-h-t…a-c-r-o-s-s…t-i-m-e.

Next, I scribbled a cloud shape with arrows poking out of it to represent different epochs and wrote within its curvy outline, ‘Cloud of Unknowing’ (as in the title of the medieval book of contemplative Christian mysticism on the being and nature of God – see Wikipedia).

THEN right after jotting those notes and awaiting the first session after lunch, this famous Welsh hymn was played and I was transfixed by the chorus line,

“He can never be forgotten throughout heaven’s eternal days.”

Now, as I blog and search on Hebrew name theology I find a very informative article on ‘Ha Shem’ at Hebrew4Christians, to which is added this postscript:

‘The point of all this is to demonstrate that the “Name of the LORD” is none other than Yeshua (or Jesus). Yeshua = YHVH…The idea of “Name” means more than mere phonetics; it has to do with the deeds, acts, power, reputation and glory of God. Those who do not honor the Son do not honor the Father who sent Him (John 5:23). Denigrating Yeshua by even hinting that He is less than God Almighty is to desecrate the Name of God…’ (Divine Names Theology?)

The deep wisdom of that article is worthy of contemplative reflection. Yet it also speaks to me of another aspect of the Lord’s name relating directly to the Crucifixion, about which I mused this time last year and which is republished next… ie. tomorrow, Good Friday.