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.

Can science explain everything?

Thank you Ruth for introducing and summarising another scientist’s account of a significant ‘God-incident’ intruding within three peoples’ lives on the same journey…

Science and Belief

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A mathematician, a judge and an ambassador walked onto a train. It sounds like the beginning of a joke but the mathematician was John Lennox, who is well-known for his lectures about Christianity, and his new friends were completely serious about their investigation of his beliefs. We don’t know what happened in the end, but all three of them clearly recognised the significance of the conversation.

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7 years ago today: Welcome – (now) Thank you

On the 7th anniversary of the launch of this blog on 21st November 2011, let’s look at what the very first visitors found:

WELCOME

‘Hello, I’m Richard Barker.

‘Welcome to my musings about what’s going on in the world and I trust this blog may help you gain some insights. Indeed, what on earth is going to happen next?

‘You may find some of my ideas challenging, even outlandish! For instance, come on an imaginary trip in a ‘time machine’ and, later, receive unusual instructions on how to tell the time!

‘Some pertinent points from my past appear in my Bio Info, where you’ll learn about a seminal work that was to serve as a fascinating foundation for anyone’s appreciation of Bible prophecy

‘Reading The Invisible Hand in the mid-1980s opened me up to a new dimension to events in the Middle East indicative of things not being as they seem. I was amazed to learn they’re of major Biblical significance! Bemused, therefore, I began to watch…:

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‘Unlocking the Sign Miracles of John’ update (Fulfilled Prophecy #38 cont’d)

The first part of this 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

Those blogs are based upon a fascinating book by Jonathan R Hill entitled, Unlocking The Sign Miracles of John which, he informs me, has since “matured through a series of revisions (each of which) is marked at the back of the book”, adding…

“It has been an extraordinary journey in writing this material and I consider that the Lord has been holding back significant distribution until the book is ready. I believe we are now at that point.”

During that discussion a couple of months ago, Jonathan gave permission to reprint the preface to his book for my readers’ information. It reads:

Preface

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.

Footnotes (at the base of each page) are used extensively for reference material and scriptures. Numbers over the value of ten are written as digits rather than words. Lastly, emphasis added to scriptures by highlighting, is not part of the original script but is intended to draw attention to a certain part of the verse.

Jonathan Hill, West Sussex

[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.

God’s numbers in July’s blood moon (Fulfilled Prophecy #38 cont’d)

This third guest post by Jonathan R Hill continues with the fulfillment of the prophetic word for 2018 of the gift of understanding special numbers, as used by the Lord and  reviewed here. This article recaps previous points to introduce very compelling facts pertaining to modern British history: 

BLOOD MOON 27th JULY 2018

The celestial event of this lunar eclipse is warning of a coming divine judgement upon a godless Europe.

A record-registering heatwave across Europe, breaks in the UK on the day of this blood red moon. The UK’s nationwide evening thunderstorms and rain, halt the intense heat. The heatwave across Europe speaks of the heat of divine judgement as confirmed by the red colour of the moon.

The United Kingdom has been marked by the Lord for interventional dealings and, as will be explained, these dealings of the Lord with the UK, are regarding ‘escape’. In scripture, the Lord uses triangular numbers to mark individuals or bodies of people with whom He will interact. The triangular number 153 is a prime example as representing the completed church at the point of rapture or ‘escape’.

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned queen of the United Kingdom and all commonwealth  countries in 1953, a number which is the 62nd triangular number and in which the digits ‘1’, ‘5’ and ‘3’ appear. Significantly, Elizabeth was crowned on the 153rd day of 1953, namely the 2nd June. Moreover, on this day, news comes in that the commonwealth climber Sir Edmund Hilary has conquered Mount Everest, confirming this day as a ‘high’ day in global history. In this way and by His grace, God has marked our nation with 153 or ‘escape’. The true personal faith of our sovereign queen has acted as a testimony of God’s involvement.

From what is the UK escaping? The next triangular number which mathematically follows 1953 is 2016. This is the year of the Brexit Referendum which marks the ‘escape’ of the UK out of the European Union. The earlier ‘escape’ of 33 individual Chilean Miners was the first ‘escape’ witnessed by the world. The second is a national escape out of the EU block of 28 nations with 5 in accession (33 nations), also witnessed by the world. Both escapes signify the global escape of the church at the Rapture. Individual, followed by national concluding with global, appears to be the divine signification of ‘escape’. The number of days between these ‘escape’ events is important because it contains the relevant triangular numbers. In the case of Brexit and the Chilean Miner rescue, there are 33 x 63 separating days, where 33 is the biblical number of ‘living witness’ and the 63rd triangular number is 2016, the year of the Brexit Referendum.

The relevance to this discussion is the number of days between the blood red moon of July 27th, 2018 (BRM) and the Brexit Referendum, which is 5 x 153. The number 5 denotes the grace of God upon the nation of the UK, in permitting an ‘escape’ from the EU and the upcoming judgement. BRM is also 12 x 3066 days from the Balfour Declaration regarding the restoration of the nation of Israel. Perhaps this British declaration somehow factors with the divine grace gifted to the UK. The number 12 represents the governmental perfection of Israel and 3066 is the Hebrew gematria of Isaiah 53:10, which speaks of Messiah seeing His seed (believing Israel) in the Millennial Kingdom.

Many in the UK are unable to observe this celestial warning, because of obstructing cloud cover of the breaking weather. In a sense the UK has escaped the ‘heat of judgement’. In contrast, the blood red moon continues to shine down on mainland Europe.

Blood Moon – Friday 27 July 2018 AD Gregorian – EU Judgement

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Brexit (Referendum Vote) – Thursday 23 June 2016 AD Gregorian

INCLUSIVE 765 Days

5 x 153 – The Completed Church (17th Triangular number)

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Balfour Declaration (Israel) – Friday 2 November 1917 AD Gregorian

EXACT 36,792 Days

12 x 3066 – Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.

Jonathan Hill, 27th July 2018, Copyright ©

RB Footnote: Regarding exceptional global temperatures and wildfires, it’s worth noting the prophetic insights within the second letter of the  Apostle Peter, wherein the third chapter begins:

‘Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of [a]us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and [b]perdition of ungodly men.

8 ‘But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward [c]us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

10 ‘But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be [d]burned up11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,  12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.’ (NKJV)

God’s numbers in the Chilean miners’ rescue (Fulfilled Prophecy #38 cont’d)

We continue with the fulfillment of the revelation of “My Numbers”, especially ’33’, with another guest post from Jonathan R Hill in his updating of an earlier paper. Note it closes by referring to the importance of the date of World War One’s Armistice.

Of personal interest is ’17’ because on my 71st birthday on 22nd Sept I wondered if it may have any meaning and the thought dropped into mind to reverse it – ah, back to being a teenager! Then I dug into Jonathan’s writing and noted it does have significance – and I’d totally forgotten about having inserted ’17 Year Cycles’ from Erik Hadik’s site into Cycles and the Bible. So be mightily blessed as you read about…

THE CHILEAN MINERS’ RESCUE

On the 5th August 2010, a mine collapsed in the Atacama Desert of Chile in South America trapping 33 miners. The extraordinary ordeal of these ordinary men separated from their families, captured the hearts of the world and commanded the attention of the global media. On the 13th October 2010, 69 days later and beginning just after midnight, all 33 miners were lifted-up in quick succession from their rocky tomb 2000 feet [1] below the surface. This victory over death was witnessed by the world.

The symbolism of this escape is of biblical proportion. The rescue of these men truly typifies a dispensational event of the highest order and the world must take note. As this short paper will show, the numbers involved with this escape align with biblical prophecy concerning the physical resurrection of dead. Just as Jesus rose from a rocky tomb aged 33, so all believers in Messiah will be raised future from now. These 33 miners who were constrained to die but rose to life through 2000 feet of rock (symbolic of 2000 years), signify this future event.

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Brexit – the Escape of a Nation (Fulfilled Prophecy #38 cont’d)

Grateful thanks to the unknown creator of this splendid illustration

Following my introduction to Fulfilled Prophecy #38, this guest post by Jonathan R Hill written two years ago brings intriguing insights into Britain’s possible ‘rescue’ out of the EU.  As promised in my preamble on Hallow’een in Declarations of the Lord’s Glory over Britain, we learn about the holy meaning of number 33. Emphases are mine:

BREXIT – THE ESCAPE OF A NATION

WHAT’S AT STAKE

According to the US news network NBC, the following is at stake:

“In short, the future of Europe and the global order. Britain is the EU’s second-largest economy, has a powerful military and exerts outsize influence in global affairs; it would be difficult to interpret ‘Brexit’ as anything other than abandonment of the EU by one of its most important members.” (Brexit Vote: What your need to know about Britain’s Referendum on leaving the EU]

THE SIGNIFICANCE

Would the event of Brexit be witnessed and marvelled upon by the world with similar media attention allocated to the escape of the Chilean Miners in 2010? Global interest is certainly high and rising as a realignment of the global order is forthcoming.

There may be a logical progression of signs here.:

  • First, the escape of men,
  • secondly, the escape of a nation and
  • finally, the world-wide escape of the Body of Christ at the Rapture.

The CM rescue was marked with the number 33 which is the biblical number of bearing witness. The 33 vertebrae of the backbone point every fortunate human-being heaven ward towards the current location of the Son of God – in other words, ‘He went that way!’ These 33 bones also contain the messages from the head (typically in heaven) to the body.

The EU block is currently 28 nations with 5 in accession (33 nations) – International Economic Relations

Does the escape of the UK from the 33 nation block of the EU, following the escape of 33 Chilean Miners, channel a message from heaven to earth that points or witnesses to the next progressive escape – one that will be world-wide?

THE TIMING

The number of days between the Chilean Miner rescue (13th October 2010) and the British EU referendum (23rd June 2016) is 2079, a number precisely factored by 33 and 63 (33 x 63 = 2079). The number 33 as a factor is clearly relevant but not significant unless the number 63 has a bearing. Interestingly, the 63rd triangular number is 2016.(Triangular numbers being used by our Father to signify important events – RB note: see foot of F/P #38 for diagrammatic explanation of these numbers.)

Jonathan Hill
8th June 2016

This may remind readers of The Lifeguard, a vision received by Dave Hood.  Next, we’ll look at that historical rescue which, unlike that in Thailand this year, was fatality-free, as well as go into some depth on number 33 and others.