What’s the ‘Proper Time’?

Time for my readers to get another update on how scientists view time (see Scripture & Science hub). Here, theoretical physicist Mekhi reminds us, “the theory of Special Relativity refutes (time’s) absolute existence”. NOW that fact has already been well-known from the days of Jesus Christ’s first followers because His lead-disciple Peter wrote, “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: with the Lord a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day” (2 Peter 3:8 NIV).
I submit, nevertheless, that the concepts of ‘proper time’ and its associated ‘world-line’, ‘world-sheet’ and world-volume’ could be a way into scientifically grasping how the scriptural equivalent of Newtonian, classical laws of action and reaction – ie. sowing and reaping (Gal 6:7-9 ‘rule of life’) – manifest spiritually as well as materially through generations. Also, events of modern history foretold in biblical prophecy may come into such a study. Mmm, most interesting Mekhi, thank you very much.

Rationalising The Universe

Today’s post revisits one of my favourite themes in Theoretical Physics – time. In previous posts we’ve looked at the idea of the present and how the theory of Special Relativity refutes its absolute existence – and we’ll be drawing on this idea again here. Today I want to discuss the idea of ‘proper time’ and tell you what it is, alongside a deeper explanation of the geometry  of spacetime.

Back in the day it was believed by many, including the great Newton who put together the three laws of motion, that time was absolute. This meant that wherever you went in the universe, a clock at one end of the cosmos would be ticking in synchronisation with one at the other. As though, there was a universal time, running on an almighty clock in the sky and all other clocks in the cosmos would adhere to its pace…

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HE IS RISEN! Surprising scientific facts of Jesus’ burial shroud

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.)

A slightly different display is set up each Maunday Thursday, the night of which Jesus and the twelve leading disciples ate Passover Seder early (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 would 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 – 1 Cor 15:6)

A BIT OF THEOLOGY

Jesus Christ died so that each of us may be forgiven for our sins. As a result of this new status, we now have direct personal access to God. As the Son of God, He 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 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.

Putting the supra-natural aspect aside for the moment, that unique, most 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 (dec’d 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!

PS. ‘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 was scheduled on Thurs 13th for auto-publication Sun 16 April. On Good Friday 14 April Joanne Rolston published news of the ‘Sudarium’ (see next post).

Link: The Shroud of Turin website

Mark Davidson’s best guess End-Time timeline

Many thanks for this very useful summary and how well timed in view of one of my readers’ comments on vision of heavenly council meeting on UK. For a summary of Mark’s theories read Four Signposts of the Books of Daniel and The Apocalypse.

THE FOUR SIGNPOSTS

Many have asked for a chart to put together the main events of the end times from the Signpost perspective. Timelines can be dangerous because they can be followed too closely and relied upon too much.

But I also realize the utility of timelines and how with one picture they can relate events to one another. I also started to notice some real dates as I dug in a little deeper which were very close to the opening and closing dates of the Jewish seven-year cycles. Also, it looks like big events usually don’t happen on the cycle start/finish, but a cycle can have a theme. Like for the First Signpost, the five cycles thus far are: conquest, conquest, WMD/bow, making the lion stand, continuing to watch the lion.

Each of the remaining Signposts being assigned to their own cycle was just a guess; however, the Bible itself gives us…

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Fulfilled Prophecies #19 – Britain’s shackles now shattered

Have you ever felt fetters fall away? The invisible, spiritual sort that satan shackles all those with who allow it a foothold to gain a grip upon their souls. The time that happened to me is etched upon my soul. Upon internally hearing, “Burn what you’ve collected – now!” I took articles from my life spent in occult study into the garden, put a match to them and repented. Immediately, I unmistakably felt heavy chains fall from both wrists! As in Charles Wesley’s glorious hymn ‘And Can It Be?’ – “My chains fell off, my heart was free. I rose, went forth and followed thee!”

Thus, the following two words circulated by UK Prophetic Words on this theme resonate deeply with me. Although 12 years apart, the timing seems significant (see footnote):

BREXIT and GREAT BRITAIN – THE SHACKLES HAVE BEEN BROKEN!

Kathy Laity (Hephzibah House of Strategic Prayer, Cornwall) Tues 28th March 2017

I’d been agitated all day (as had others on team here) but since midnight was really praying re Brexit. Immediately felt God say “DECREE don’t pray!”.

I started to decree “Brexit shall happen in the name of Jesus!”.

Immediately, I saw a massive sledgehammer slam down on a huge, thick chain link. I kept decreeing. Each time I did the sledgehammer fell. I saw the first link break, then became aware of another. Kept decreeing until it broke, then two further chains. At this point I saw they had been around the legs of a large male LION. Now I could see a thick iron collar, blindfold and muzzle. I kept decreeing. The iron collar opened and dropped off, as did the blindfold.

I could sense the lion’s anger and a roar building. The moment the muzzle fell away it roared mightily, leapt forward and grabbed the enemy, Satan, by the throat, shaking and dispatching it (rather like Aslan with the white witch). I kept decreeing but now the scene changed.

The lion had on a royal red robe, was wearing a crown and had a sceptre of authority. I knew it was releasing MANDATES. There was an immense sense of PEACE, ORDER, and AUTHORITY.

My sense throughout it all was that the LION was representing GREAT BRITAIN (as is often seen on the coat of arms) and that the enemy was responsible for the shackles. The lion’s STRENGTH on being released was immense.

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WENDY ALEC: VISION FOR GREAT BRITAIN 15th July 2005 – excerpts:

Then the Lord showed me a large lion – and He said – “This lion represents the nation of Great Britain” – And it was a shocking sight – for where the lion should have been filled out and sleek and gleaming – it was almost a skeleton – and its mane was barely visible – and its coat was covered in mange – and its roar which should have shaken the nations in its power and in its ferocity was strangled and barely audible. And the Lord said, “This represents both the glory of this nation at present and the state of My Church as a whole in Great Britain”. And I saw in great letters – the words – “THE GLORY HAS DEPARTED FROM THE LION – BUT THE GLORY OF THE LORD OF HOSTS SHALL RETURN AND THE LION SHALL ROAR AGAIN.

And the Lord said – “Bring back My glory – Bring back My glory that your nation may once more walk in the glory of its destiny – and the Church may show forth My glory” – And the Lord showed me huge flourishing green tree that was planted in the European mainland – its huge trunk seemed to be PLANTED in BRUSSELS and the foliage had grown so dense that the trees branches and foliage had grown over the English channel and covered Britain in a great dark shadow and thousands of smaller offshoots and branches had taken deep root in Great Britain – and I saw the roots tangled and grown into London and then through the British Isles up all the way to Scotland.

The Lord said – “These are the deep roots of secularism and humanism that have taken deep root in this nation – these are the roots that are eroding this nation’s faith!” And I saw thousands upon thousands of people bowing in obedience to this tree and the roots were tightly twisted around their ankles – but they seemed totally unaware of this – that they were bound – and so they rejected the faith of their fathers – and I saw a great scoffing and a great decline in the traditions and the foundations of the past – and this mass of people was divided into two camps – the first huge mass of people whose ankles were bound by the gnarling roots of the green tree from Europe were younger and seemed more modern in their approach – and I saw written over their head – ‘UNBELIEF’ – ‘CYNICISM’ – ‘HUMANISM’ – and the foliage and green leaves seemed to shadow their heads – and I sensed that they were being attacked at a cerebral level.”

But the second group seemed to be those whose roots and foundations were from the established traditional denominations of Britain – yet they were just as affected as this first group – but I saw written over their head – ‘PRIDE’ – ‘SKEPTICISM’ – ‘CLOSED MINDEDNESS’ and I sensed that the roots around their ankles had bound them in a different manner – that even if they heard the call of the Spirit in these days that the spiritual forces had them so bound that they could not move with the tide and the times of God – and I saw the green foliage literally cover and shadow their foreheads and eyes and I saw the word blinding.”

And I said to the Lord, “Father – what does this mean?” And He said – “The spirits that led Europe into post-Christian decline – have invaded Great Britain over these past decades – and have infiltrated and overshadowed the nation with the same humanism and paganism and secularism – and yet Britain is still so blinded by her roots and her foundations that she is still declaring herself a Christian nation” – but the Lord says that – “She has been shackled by the enemy.” And I said “Lord what can break the shackles?”

And the Lord spoke and said,“The prayers and fervent supplications of My saints in Great Britain – the repentance for the sins of commission and omission on behalf of the governments of Great Britain – on behalf of the people of Great Britain.”

Then as people dropped to their knees all over Britain from every walk of life and denomination – the lion started to change – and He grew strong and sleek and his roar grew stronger. And I saw written in the spirit – “Create in me a clean heart O God – and renew a right spirit within me“. And as the people started to seek the face of the Lord I saw the word ‘COURAGE’ – and I knew that in the spirit realm that Great Britain had been endowed from the beginning of time with the mantle ‘COURAGE’ – and the Lord said,

“LIONHEART”.

And God said Britain has yet to move into her end time destiny in the nations – And I saw again in great letters – the words –

“THE GLORY HAS DEPARTED FROM THE LION – BUT THE GLORY OF THE LORD OF HOSTS SHALL RETURN”.

And the lion’s roar by now had gained strength.

FOOTNOTES:
  • read this awesome vision in full, with footnotes clarifying date of publication.
  • Wendy received it on the 8th day after the 2005 attack upon London Transport.
  • Today is the 8th day since the attack beneath Big Ben in Westminster.
  • Biblically, 8 signifies resurrection and regeneration, a new beginning!
  • nearly 12 years have elapsed since her vision and 12 symbolises government.

Significant timing of planned stoppage of Big Ben

Bob at Socialtraders added this informative observation to the post on Fascinating Flow of News re. Dreams about Big Ben:

“What a fascinating coincidence that after so many years, Big Ben in the Westminster Tower is to fall silent for some months. The long, overdue repairs will be carried out while the terms for Britain’s historic exit from the EU are considered. There is also a warning that the sheer volume of legislation required to position the U.K. for BREXT will dominate parliament’s timetable with other issues being put on hold.

“Surely, this is a time like no other to pray for the UK and to seek the face of God in a day of apostasy.”

Amen!

The initial timing of that news – 26 April last year – as published in The Guardian, is worth noting!

Almost three years earlier, in October 2013, the internationally renowned Revd Dr Sharon Stone issued a ‘Clarion Call’ for Britain and Ireland, especially for England not to miss the Day of Visitation. Therein, she delivered words of prophecy for each nation for the period 2014-2016 and that England was ‘out of sync’ or in a different time-zone spiritually, as in this from the Lord:

“But I’ve given you a door, I have given you an opportunity that during this time you can get caught up and be ‘in sync’ and that you are not going to be behind, or lose your destiny in any way, but instead you’re going to have to depend upon the Spirit of God to get you caught back up to be in the right time at the right place.”

[Sharon had referred to the unexpected stoppage of Big Ben on 27th May 2005, the day before Chuck Pierce called a 40-day intercession immediately before the terrorist attack on 7th July.]

She then brought specific words for England and closed by emphasising the rapid timing of coming events with this very accurate forecast when speaking of a ‘clash of kingdoms’. Here’s my report from that mentoring day:

“Now God says the battles are going to be in Great Britain. Let me tell you why I believe it’s going to be here: where there are great battles there are great victories!

“So God’s not saying, I’m choosing you as a place of war, I’m choosing you as a place of conflict, because I don’t like you…No, the Lord says,

“I’m choosing you as a place for victory, so that the victory won here has an ability to be a victory that affects other nations!”

“Do you hear this? Not just for England, or for Great Britain. So what God is doing is He’s setting up His own agenda that we might have a victory here that releases us to deliver other nations, and puts us back into a functioning position of where our true identity is.

“And we’re not talking about something that takes 10 years to come to pass any more (as with other things) but we’re talking about the next two and a half to three years! Those who have ears let them hear!” (Emphasis added)

Note: “Two and a half to three years” means APRIL to OCT 2016, the lead up to the UK’s referendum vote to leave the EU and subsequent aftermath of nations being shaken!

Perhaps one meaning of Tony Puccio’s latest dreams about Big Ben could be that the maintenance works, starting any time now and taking three years, signify it’s time to get Britain back into proper working order, both politically and spiritually? Then we shall stand much taller than before!

Hopefully, it’s all part of the Spirit of God’s catching England up “to be in the right time and right place” and thereby aligning us with the Kingdom of Heaven.

So we have much to mull over with the Lord and to wait upon…

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‘Thin places’, a ‘quantum’ veil separating heaven and earth

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The ancient Celtic saints’ concept of sacred spots – where heaven touches earth – may have a scientific aspect as a ‘quantum’ veil says Phil Mason, author of Quantum Glory.

Our ‘current trilogy’ of another look at the meeting place of scripture and science now includes Phil’s article posted on his website on 11th September. In view of my recent reflections upon Greek meanings buried behind our English translations, I especially note his focus upon that too.

I didn’t include the post with other science-related posts at the time to avoid any possible intellectual indigestion. Even so, his seminal work had already been introduced in Does Extraterrestial Intelligence Exist? Part 1 & Part 2.

First, an intriguing definition of ‘non-locality’ (emphasis added):

‘Another of the remarkable features of the microscopic world prescribed by quantum theory is the idea of nonlocality, what Albert Einstein rather dismissively called “spooky actions at a distance” …‘Nonlocality describes the apparent ability of objects to instantaneously know about each other’s state, even when separated by large distances (potentially even billions of light years), almost as if the universe at large instantaneously arranges its particles in anticipation of future events….’ (The Physics of The Universe )

Now over to Phil Mason:

QUANTUM GLORY: THE VEIL BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

Faced with the triple realities of quantum non-locality, the existence of God and the supernatural intervention of God we can move forward to theorise the relationship between these three fundamental realities of our supernaturally crafted universe. As we explore this dimension of non-local quantum reality in greater depth I will propose that this invisible layer of quantum reality acts as some kind of interface between the presence and power of God (who exists in the spiritual realm) and the world of matter.

The non-local quantum world appears to be some kind of invisible, intermediate ‘buffer zone’ between spirit and matter. It would appear that the non-local quantum realm has been strategically crafted by God to be directly responsive to the influence and activity of the Spirit of God so that these non-local quantum realities are capable of ‘materialising’ into a localised spatial formation. Quantum realities are the building blocks of matter. This is now an established scientific fact!

I have been exploring the nature of the creation of the heavens and the earth through the lens of quantum non-locality and the wave-particle duality. But before I can get to that subject, we need to delve deeper into this phenomena of quantum non-locality. I am proposing the simple theory that this twilight zone of quantum non-locality is the interface between two worlds. This is by no means an outrageous speculation in the light of trends in the scientific community.

Even purely secular physicists such as Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking and many others have embraced an idea called the ‘Many Worlds Interpretation’ as a way of resolving the quantum paradox. Richard Feynman said, “I think we are forced to accept the Many Worlds Interpretation if quantum mechanics is true” (ref 1). Stephen Hawking is a big fan of this interpretation. In fact, in a poll of 72 leading cosmologists and quantum theorists 58% claimed to believe in the Many Worlds Interpretation (2). That is almost 6 out of 10!

This theory was developed by an American physicist called Hugh Everett. Everett argued that there is no such thing as the wave function collapse when it is measured by an observer. Instead the act of quantum measurement causes a splitting into two parallel universes: one in which the sub-atomic particle exists as a particle and the other in which it still exists as a non-collapsed wave. This theory has given rise to the science fiction popularisation of the concept ‘parallel universes.’ Scientists who have embraced the Many Worlds Interpretation have sought to explain the phenomena of the double-slit experiment as evidence that we live in a ‘Multiverse’ rather than a universe.

The Multiverse is a hypothetical set of possible universes that exist alongside one another in different dimensions, of which our physical universe is but one of a series of parallel worlds. I am not an advocate of the Many Worlds Interpretation because I believe in just two worlds: the world of spirit and the world of matter. But I wanted to make the point that the idea of parallel universes or merely the idea of another universe alongside our own is not an idea that is on the fringe of contemporary scientific thought. Many well-known scientists who have become popular authors subscribe to this view and actively promote it as a solution to the quantum paradox.

Jesus said, “My Kingdom is not of this world!” (3) The writer to the Hebrews indicates that Christ is the one through whom God “made the worlds” (4). Note that the term ‘worlds’ is plural not singular. We see this same term in a later chapter of Hebrews, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” (5).

There are two worlds revealed in the Bible. Jesus frequently talked about this world and the world above. He said to those who opposed Him, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world” (6). On another occasion He said, “I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father” (7). Clearly, Jesus revealed that there are two worlds. There is this material world and there is another world that is above and beyond this physical universe because it exists in another spiritual dimension.

‘THIN PLACES’

These two worlds are separated by a gossamer thin veil. They are continuously intersecting yet they are two entirely separate worlds. One is the world constituted by matter and the other is constituted by spirit. When Jesus walked upon the earth he displayed the supernatural powers of the world above which He identified as ‘heaven.’ Even when He was upon the earth He was still living in this other dimension called heaven. He said, “No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven” (8). The ‘Heavenly Man,’ Jesus Christ, displayed heaven on earth and revealed the kingdom of heaven everywhere He walked on earth. The gospels continually reveal His world breaking into our world.

The Bible talks about a ‘veil’ that separates heaven and earth. The book of Hebrews talks about entering “the Presence behind the veil” (9). Matthew, Mark and Luke all record that at the exact moment that Jesus died on the cross the veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom, prophetically symbolising that through the atonement of Christ the way had been made for humanity to pass “through the veil” (10) into this supernatural world called heaven. Elsewhere in the New Testament we encounter another interesting concept that appears to communicate a similar idea to the veil. Paul talked about a ‘mirror’ or a ‘looking glass.’ He said, “For now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face” (11).

Paul picked up this idea again in his second Epistle to the Corinthians where he deliberately dove-tailed the twin concepts of the ‘looking-glass’ and the ‘veil.’ He taught that whenever someone turns to Christ the veil is taken away (12). He then proceeded to teach that those who have turned to Christ are now able to peer through the looking glass into heaven in order to behold the glory of God. “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (13). The obvious suggestion is that God is on the other side of the veil. He is on the other side of the looking-glass, peering into this world. We are in this material world but through Christ we can now peer through the looking-glass into heaven.

Next Invisible Jigsaw Pieces: ‘Thin Places’, Open Heavens, New Season in Wales

References:

  1.  Feynman is quoted in Frank J. Tipler: ‘The Physics of Christianity.’ p.6
  2.  http://www.hedweb.com/manworld.htm#believes
  3.  John 18:36
  4.  Hebrews 1:2
  5.  Hebrews 11:3
  6.  John 8:23
  7.  John 16:28
  8.  John 3:13
  9.  Hebrews 6:19
  10.  Hebrews 10:20
  11. 1 Corinthians 13:12
  12. 2 Corinthians 3:16

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Dimensions 1 – Heavenly Coordinates

Now and again along our journey we’ve mulled over the meaning of time and the likelihood of scripture and science meeting over the horizon. Here, Franco Guerri brings a clear, concise introduction to dimensions and relates them to the Bible. In particular, his insight on the Cross and infinity is most noteworthy (see reply to Tim Shey). If this is your cup of tea then you may like to read > Dimensions 2 – Randomness and Ignorance.

One on one with Franco

Representation of the first four dimensions. (Wickipedia) Representation of the first four dimensions. (Wickipedia)

“In physics and mathematics, the dimension of a space or object is informally defined as the minimum number of coordinates needed to specify any point within it.”¹   It seems clear then, that God being infinite and eternal, or beyond time, would necessitate infinite “coordinates” to be defined.   By definition, in-finite, cannot be defined.   Hence He exists in infinite, un-limited dimensions.   Can we not say that the entire Bible is a document from beyond time and space attempting to give sufficient “coordinates” in order to reveal God Himself to a people trapped in only a few dimensions?

If our senses were limited to perceiving only a two-dimensional reality having only width and height, what would we understand of the three-dimensional world we coexist with?   Would a square express anything of what a cube is? When a sphere came through…

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Paws 4 thought: Update on Midnight and Big Ben

Kitty - Paws4thort 5After yesterday’s early start to chauffeur a friend to/from Guildford I started summarising some dreams and visions of Big Ben striking midnight.

I closed with my off-the-cuff reply to ‘Tucson Tony’ asking for my ‘take’ on his dreams, but at the time of receipt I was very busy drafting. So I did a quick ponder…

I told him what flashed up as an answer: ‘My mediate thought as I type is, “It’s warning of the Lord’s Return!” ie. not long now!’. Tony replied, ‘Indeed! It would seem that the midnight hour is upon us.’

BUT, I’d completely forgotten the content of our first-thing prayers that continue with the ‘Keep Praying & Bless’ cycle, as blogged last year. Yesterday we were at ‘Day 39’ for Cleethorpes and area (as well as locally) and part of the blessing for there is:

We bless you to be part of the Bride of Christ, to prepare for the day when He will come and fetch those who are waiting for Him’.

Now that’s what I call a ‘God-incidence’!

I trust you’ve had opportunity to note the feedback in the comments thread. Here’s a couple of them starting with Tim Shey’s subsequent remarks:

‘The photo of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben is significant. For some reason I forgot that Big Ben was connected to the Houses of Parliament.

‘Big Ben–center of time; Parliament–center of government. What starts in England will cause ripple effects throughout the world spiritually and politically. Brexit came first, then Trump won in the U.S.. Maybe Brexit will precede a U.S. exit from the United Nations.

‘More history: the English Civil War in the 1600s preceded the American Revolution in the 1700s. King James Bible in 1611–still very influential today. The Gospel preaching in Great Britain, especially after Queen Elizabeth I came to the throne, greatly influenced the spiritual/social/political formation of the American Colonies. The 1904 Welsh Revival preceded the 1906 Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles.

‘Again, after looking at the Houses of Parliament and the two hands pointing up to 12 on Big Ben: Parliament (spiritual and political government) and two 12s (a double anointing of government-influence): that is THREE WITNESSES OF GOVERNMENT–ANOINTED GOVERNMENT. The two hands pointing up (heavenward) to 12: heavenly government.

‘Prime Minister May meeting with President Trump was absolutely the Hand of God.’

[Tim re-blogged my post on her prophetically significant speech to the Republican Party.]

Clock from 4Signposts

In Pauline Watford’s contribution I’m reminded of a video that I had in mind after writing:

‘Derek Prince, when teaching on End Times before his death (24 Sept 2003 in Jerusalem – RB), said that God’s clock was standing at five to twelve!

‘And the Supernatural Clock Acceleration in Bob Jones’ hospital room on 6th February and 13th February 2014 (see YouTube videos) was said to point to the church being lined up with heaven’s time when the hands of the clock stopped at midnight. I believe the spinning hands indicated past time, stopping briefly at 8 pm. to indicate Jesus’ incarnation and his launching of the Kingdom on earth, then spinning round again and slowing at 11.50 pm. until they stopped at midnight.

‘And 6th February 2017 was Queen Elizabeth’s Sapphire Jubilee, if that has anything to do with it!’

Now it just so happens that 13 months to the day before posting Dreams and Visions of Big Ben…I’d blogged Body of Christ Being Accelerated to Sync with Heaven’s Time on 14 January 2016 about the very video Pauline refers to and quoted Gary’s Beaton’s insight to those events. Do please watch…

At  2:45 mark of Gary’s phenomenal account he refers to the synchronisation at midnight. (Read About his Transformation Glory Ministries.) After commenting upon the numerical significance of the timings he explains (6:30 mark):

“Twelve is the number of divine government …you’ve got a ‘synching’ up at midnight – another 12 – God was emphasising that His government is coming into the earth right now in apostolic power. We’ve never seen it – we’ve been talking for a long time about it coming…”

LOL – so we’ve now covered 13th…14th…15th…February – whatever’s next?

Watch out tomorrow!!

Dreams and visions of Big Ben at prophetical Midnight hour

In case anyone may not yet have read the two previous posts, or seen comments thereto, I submit for the record this chronological account of what I believe are highly significant visions and dreams about Big Ben together with perspicacious points from readers. I hope this brings clarification and I invite your prayers and weighing with the Lord.:

First, come with me into the recesses of this blog’s Prophecy Library as I unearth relevant data on the prophetical significance of Big Ben from 12 years ago…

2005

Britain was heading towards a terrorist outrage of multiple attacks upon London transport on 7th July.  American prophet Chuck Pierce noted that ‘Big Ben’, the clock nicknamed after The Great Bell topping Westminster Palace’s Elizabeth Tower, inexplicably stopped for 90 minutes on 27th May 2005 (see The Elijah List report).

chuckpierce[1]Chuck was making a through-visit and saw swords in the skies over London and so he called for 40-days of prayer, as on this blog.  A meeting in Bloomsbury was convened for the day after that period – 7th July – but it wasn’t held as that was where a bus was blown up. Revd Dr Sharon Stone and associate Martha Lucia were en-route, as reported on her Watchman Network. I recall Sharon describing how traumatised the policemen were to whom they’d ministered.

Houses of Parliament: courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Here’s a compilation of the content of relevant blogs and comments for ease of reference:

2016

Tony Puccio 31 Aug – Big Ben: 

  • Blogs – ‘Shortly after posting the dream about England on 08/29/2016 I saw a vision of Big Ben being struck at its base by what looked to be a missile. Then I saw it fall just like the twin towers did in the 9-11 attack where the towers, instead of falling over, crumbled to the ground. Big Ben’s clock face was now on the ground but was undamaged.  As to the meaning of this vision or why I saw it in haven’t a clue. I am praying about it though and will add to the post further revelation as it is made known.’
  • Charlie Townsend asks, “Was it midnight? If so that would signify a dawning of something new.” and Tony replies, “That is the sense that I got in the dream”. 
  • I comment, “…the vision may indicate the rumpus over invoking Article 50 to get out of the EU is going to torpedo Parliamentary activity and possibly change the way things are done. (Palace of Westminster’s clock tower is an integral part of this parliamentary edifice.) Interesting the face (one of four) is undamaged, which suggests that whatever happens the Lord’s plans for our nation’s progress continues unaffected.” [PS 14Feb: maybe 3 vanished clock faces represent 3 main political parties that have suffered through Brexit : Labour, Lib Dems, SNP!!] 
  • Later (27 Oct) I comment: “Further to private email thread below about visions of foundations to House of Parliament cracking and this post on Big Ben falling down, please note this incisive opinion from asst editor and leader writer of one of UK’s top newspaper’s on Parliament’s anti-democratic role in eroding freedom of speech.”

Lin Wills 1 Sept – I re-blog her ‘I Am Coming with My Power Like Fire’ (18 Aug 2016) in Visitation Time – a posting from UK Prophetic Words with my intro: “I’ve had an interesting correspondence with Tony Puccio about the following word’s possible application…I invite intercessors to consider and weigh with the Lord; and in connection with Tony’s vision of an incident at the Big Ben clock tower (as here), which may be a warning of attack or point to political upheaval…’

Rosemary Piercy 12 Sept – I told our long-time friend about Tony’s dream. She emailed,

  • “…Interesting in view of the picture I received some years ago of the Lion of Judah hovering over Big Ben; his huge paw was about to hit the clock face, where the hands pointed at 2 minutes to midnight. (I somehow knew it was midnight rather than midday).”

Moreover, I believe it’s now important to share more widely what Rosemary added. Upon phoning for permission to publish today she responded without any hesitation, “Absolutely! now’s the time!”…

  • “A few notes on the picture that hit me this morning. Someone whose opinion I value gave me a word a few weeks ago that I was a General in the King’s army; this morning I was led to read the story of Gideon again, and was reminded of his requests from God for signs. I then asked the Lord for a sign that would confirm whether or not the “General” word was true. After a short time a very vivid picture came to me of a huge bowl suspended on 3 chains above the Houses of Parliament; the bowl swung in the winds of secularism and resulting godless laws. I felt the Lord saying that this was a bowl of his wrath, which of course is a recurrent theme in the Bible – bowl, cup etc. This is not to negate in any way the positive prophecies we are receiving; many of us know that the spiritual atmosphere has changed, and we are seeing remarkable answers to prayer in our country. Nevertheless we are also called to repent, especially for what has happened in the churches, and I feel a huge urgency for this; we are in danger of losing the blessings if we are simply going to rest on the blessings. This is vitally important and I feel there is no time to lose; the bowl is tipping, and we could feel the results at any time.”
2017

Tony Puccio 12 Feb – Big Ben 2:

  • Blogs – ‘I’ve had several dreams concerning Great Britain. The latest was last night. In the dream I could see Big Ben and the hands on the clock’s face were both in the 12 o’clock position. I remember hearing the bong of the clock’s Bell sounding as well. That for the time being was the extent of the dream if I am given further revelation I will add it to this post.’
  • I re-blog with intro – “This second Big Ben dream given to Tony Puccio in Tucson, Arizona USA, indicates – even confirms – a clear connection between Britain and the powerful global words for 2017 that Revd John Kilpatrick received at midnight the weekend of President Trump’s inauguration! …”
  • Tony adds his comment herein – “It would seem that Britain’s Big Ben, being known the world throughout, is being used to sound the alarm, if you will, to other nations. Sounds like the Lord is going to use Great Britain to reach other nations for His Glory.”  I reply, “We trust so my friend, for that’s the main thrust of the massive vision Wendy Alec had in 2005 and many others since (here). Another favorite is ‘The British are coming!’ because we were present when Lydia Marrow brought it, as you may know from my frequent posts about it.”
  • Tim Shey comments herein – “London, during the British Empire, was the capital of the world. Maybe we could say that Big Ben is the centerpiece of London because Big Ben is the center of time. Big Ben is well-known throughout the world. Greenwich is also in London (Greenwich Mean Time).  The British Empire no longer exists, but there is definitely British Christian influence throughout the world. The two hands of the clock are pointing to the number 12. The number 12 means government in Biblical numerology. So now we have double twelves: maybe this means that there will be a double anointing of Holy Spirit government (influence) coming from Great Britain.” [Emphases added – hadn’t thought of this until I referred to 2005!]
  • Dave Chapman comments herein – “Richard, no doubt you are familiar with R T Kendall’s teaching in his book ‘Prepare your Heart for the Midnight Cry’. Am reading it – slowly – now, Dave.”

Today, as I prepare this compilation I draw Tony’s attention to Rosemary’s reminder on the previous blog of her picture of Big Ben and he asks for my ‘take’ on this and “What’s the Lord saying to you?”

Well I’d didn’t have time to even think and ask Him, but was just running with my spirit’s ‘gut instinct’ as a ‘joiner of prophetic dots’ (as Glasgow calls me). So I reply that I’m busy compiling this account and will seek Him later – BUT then get a quick nudge to add,

  • “‘…immediate thought as I type is, “It’s warning of the Lord’s Return!” ie. not long now!”
  • Tony replies, “Indeed! It would seem that the midnight hour is upon us.”
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So maybe we should take this very seriously and consider Dave’s prophetic pointer to Prepare Your Heart for the Midnight Cry: A Call to be Ready for Christ’s Return!

It promises to ‘help readers prepare their hearts in expectation, be watchful for the approaching move of God, and build a deeper relationship with Him.

‘In this Spirit-inspired teaching respected scholar and theologian R. T. Kendall uses Jesus’s parable of the ten virgins to describe the condition of the church in the last days.

‘Many Charismatics and Pentecostals assume that what we have seen in the one hundred years since Azusa Street is the final move of God before the Second Coming. Kendall explains that this is not so and reveals that a movement of the Holy Spirit, which is one hundred times greater than anything we have seen—indeed the greatest since Pentecost—is about to unfold. It’s time to wake up! 

What’s more, it may be helpful to consider several prophecies on re-aligning our clocks with that of heaven! If interested, try this search > alignment.

Readers’ considered comments would, therefore, be most appreciated…

…cont’d in Paws 4 thought: Update >>

GPS#5: the Lord’s gift of discernment in darkness

For this example of God’s Global Prophecy Signals we consider and weigh two slightly contrasting yet similar prophetic words published this morning in Scotland by Glasgow Prophetic Centre and in Australia by Lana Vaser Ministries

First, we touch base sitting at the Lord’s feet.:

Lion Bites: “MY LIGHTS IN THE HEAVENS ARE VAST”

Hand Reaching for Stars Victor HabbickI heard the Lord say,

“Child, do not fear the darkness for it is in the darkness that I can whisper tender words, and you will hear them. It is in those times when I have you totally to myself, without distraction, that I have your full attention and I can show you my love in ways beyond human understanding.

“Oh how I long to bring you to that place where you can look up and see the vastness of the galaxies, the innumerable lights in the sky that I have called each by name. I long to show you the reality of eternity; of the timelessness of my power and love. You will understand the truth of how even in the darkest times my promises shine the brightest.

“So look up, don’t allow dark circumstances to cloud your vision, know that I have overcome the darkness and that nothing can snatch you from my eternal promises.”

Isaiah 66:2
This is what the LORD says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be? Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD.

NEXT, from our elevated place sitting alongside Him we’re blessed with deeper, practical guidance (emphases added):

Lana Vawser: THE LORD SPOKE TO ME THIS MORNING: “USE YOUR MUG WITH THE OWLS ON IT!”

LanaVawserThis morning as I went to make my coffee, I opened the cupboard to grab a mug and went to grab one of the ones I usually use. The Lord then whispers to me “Not that one, use the one with the OWLS”.

So I reach up to the top shelf and grab the coffee mug with the owls on it. The Lord speaks to me and says:

“I am highlighting OWLS again as a prophetic picture because as My people lean in, and reach up (pursue Me), I am giving them EYES to see in the dark. As they SEE what the enemy is planning, planting and plotting, what is happening in the dark, I am giving them heavenly wisdom to UNDO. Through the implemented wisdom of My heart in intercession and practical strategy, they will see these plans and assignments foiled in individuals lives, families, towns, cities and nations, before they are even implemented or have a chance to take root. Consequently, there will be a greater demonstration of My VICTORY all around.”

“First, the prophetic significance of an Owl is that it represents the “apostolic”. An owl can see things from a distance in very dark places. And it hunts rats. The church is moving into an age whereby they will go into the so-called “darkest places” and see exactly what needs to happen for Heaven to invade those situations. And they will hunt the “rats” of this age, the forces of darkness. The Kingdom of Heaven is coming like a flood, and the forces of darkness no longer have anywhere to hide! An apostolic focus whereby each and every member of the church will know they are sown like seed into the world, ready to terrorise the servants of darkness and usher in the Kingdom of Heaven!” (Quote by James Preston – jamespreston.org )

As I pondered this prophetic picture of OWLS.. The Lord then highlighted to me 2 Kings 6:8-12:

Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, “I will set up my camp in such and such a place.”

The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: “Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there.” So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.

This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, “Tell me! Which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?”

“None of us, my lord the king,” said one of his officers, “but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom.” (New International Version)

The Lord is giving His people who are pursuing Him, worshiping in Spirit and truth, EYES to SEE in the DARK what is being planned. He is giving His people EYES OF STRATEGY to move forward into VICTORY!!!!!!

Warning dreams, prophetic insight and sharper clarity is increasing in significant ways right now. When the Lord shows you a strategy of the enemy, don’t fear, ask for His wisdom and strategy and WATCH AND SEE how He is sending you in stealth, under the radar, through your intercession and other ways to DISARM AND OVERTURN TO JESUS NAME!!!

Listening to a Steffany Gretzinger instagram live video yesterday she mentioned 17 is the number of TOTAL VICTORY. It is also the number for ALIGNMENT. In 2017 the Lord is bringing ALIGNMENT and TOTAL VICTORY! There’s a greater “taking of ground” happening. The people of God are being awakened in greater ways to living on the offence rather than defence. There’s a great FOILING of the enemy’s plans that’s happening right now as God’s people LEAN IN and ask for EYES TO SEE in the dark.

You have been marked VICTORIOUS in Jesus name and the Lord is going to use you with your EYES TO SEE IN THE DARK to see the MANIFESTED VICTORY of JESUS released into the lives of others, cities and nations.

[Hand Reaching for Stars by Victor Habbick, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

John Kilpatrick: Midnight Words for 2017 and Beyond

Clock from 4Signposts

Readers will recall the 20 prophetic words Revd John Kilpatrick was given over Christmas 2015 for 2016 and beyond, especially the awesome prediction of nations being “shaken” and kingdoms “jolted”, as happened last year across Europe and the United States! (See Fulfilled Prophecies #7.)

In his Sunday service on Inauguration weekend John remarked about the powerful wake-up call he’d received that necessitated furiously writing down all he was given. Here is the published version that he delivered last Sunday. Those annotated <NB> I will cover in an another post, but you may know the word about Jordan is especially pertinent in view of King Abdullah’s visit this week to the White House, as reported in World Watch Daily.

A MIDNIGHT INTERRUPTION

JohnK 214_logoOne night this week, I went to bed at 9:00pm, which is very unusual for me. I was very tired from traveling and a busy schedule. I was awakened by the Spirit of the Lord speaking with a strong expression, and He said…

“At midnight, a cry was made, ‘Behold the Bridegroom comes, go out to meet him.’ Then they arose, both the wise and the foolish. They awoke from slumber.”

I sat straight up in my bed and looked at my digital clock. It read 12:00 midnight!

It was a very sobering moment for me.  Holy Spirit revealed to me that His people have indeed awakened from slumber! Many things were weighed in the balances, but the people of God rose up, and God heard their cry.

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The Lord says,

“Therefore, I have set before My people open doors—not just a door, but  many  doors. I am opening doors of opportunity that have not been opened to you before. Because there has been a great change of heart, I have hastened to answer. Many have awakened, but they have not arisen. My word now is, ‘Arise!’ Do not return to slumber as in times past, because there will be many opportunities that I am opening to this nation, and very effectual doors that I am opening to My Church. These doors will lead to greater resources than you have known. It is important not to be timid, intimidated or fearful. This is not one of the four seasons I have established in the earth, but this is a special season. It is a time of My choosing. As the men of Issachar had understanding of the times to know what to do, so I will give you that very same insight if you will ask of me. I will direct you and show you.”

CLOSED SOCIETIES ARE GOING TO OPEN

“Remember Naomi of old. After a painful season of loss, heartbreak and heartache, she heard I was visiting My people and that bread was readily available. She heard this news in a bleak place, a forsaken place, filled with reversal and hopelessness. Upon the report of fresh visitation, she arose and stirred herself. She left the desolate place and came to Judah. My people have been desolated and have suffered. I am going to cause the news of a fresh visitation to spread quickly—God is visiting His people once again!

“The thing that will mark this move of My Spirit to distinguish it from all others is that I am going to move mightily in closed nations and closed societies. The word of spiritual bread among these starving and closed nations will create spiritual refugees, which will immediately create movement of entire nations of hungry and spiritually starving refugees toward the outstations of fresh bread.

“My Spirit will spread like a fire through empires, dynasties, tribes, clans, and among the
heathen as well. I will set My table before them, and they will taste of My goodness and
experience My mercy just as Naomi arose and brought her daughter-in-law, Ruth, to the place of visitation. It was there that Ruth was joined with Boaz, her redeemer.

“I tell you, many will believe this good news to be a rumor, but they will continue to hear the reports until they will come and see for themselves the wonders of the Lord. It will cause a great stir among the nations.

“I am going to open three doors:

  1. I am going to unseat powers and principalities in those regions that have long deprived the people of My presence and of My Spirit. A brief, but widespread harvest will occur. A once closed society of unbelievers will now have the opportunity to hear and to believe upon the Lord Jesus.
  2. There will also be a movement of laborers, those that I have chosen and
    called to work the fields of harvest. This is their time. This is what they have
    awaited, many since childhood. This is their time. They will bring their sickles
    and reaping tools, and they shall come rejoicing, bringing their sheaves with
    them during this harvest. There will be great excitement!
  3. There will also be a great commotion of the leaders of the harvest taking
    their places. They shall direct the harvest and place the laborers where they
    best fit. They are My apostolic leaders overseeing this last day harvest. They
    will know the mind of the Spirit. They will know who is to go where, and who
    is to do what. There will be resources and wealth to fund the harvest of the
    ages. The newcomer and the veteran soul winner will be paid the same wage
    in that day.”

This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes. In that day, the knowledge
of the glory of the Lord shall fill the earth as the waters cover the sea.”

MINISTRY MADE EASY

In the day of harvest, although brief, it will be said that it has never been so easy to preach, pray or prophesy. There will be no toil in leading the heathen to the wells of living water. The sick will be released. The bound will be easily delivered, and the lost will readily comprehend the way. This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations, and then the end shall come…Even so, Lord Jesus!

THE JEWS’ DAY OF VISITATION  <NB>

Most importantly, there will be a long awaited harvest that will begin in the land of Israel. The light of salvation will shine upon the Jews. As God reveals His love for His people through a chain of miraculous deliverances, the house of Israel will begin to see Jehovah’s salvation in a new light through Jesus’ shed blood. This will surely be the beginning; but full salvation shall come at a later appointed time for the Jewish people alone, and Israel shall experience a rebirth in one day.

MUSLIMS WILL RECEIVE THE MESSAGE  <NB>

Because the Lord is no respecter of persons, a GREAT shaking is coming to the Muslim nations. It will be sudden! It will be an unexpected and unexplained shaking that will redefine many Muslim nations and their leadership structures. The Lord is now in the process of shaking institutions, cultures, dialects, nationalities, governments, political structures and their frameworks, which men have trusted through generations. Many of them will be so shaken they cannot survive the shaking. Holy Spirit will even destabilize power structures, and many of those things that men have relied upon will ultimately fail. Truth will grip men’s hearts like a vice, even the unbelievers’ hearts and the hearts of the heathen. Ears will be opened to hear, even the ears of the unregenerates.

WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE

RESTLESS FOR A REASON

You are in ministry, and you are restless where you are. You have reached a place where you have peaked in your vision and capacity. That is all right because God is opening a door for you by the month of July, and you will walk through that door. This door will stretch you — stretch your mind and stretch your confidence. You will be forced to change your mind about things, which you need to change your mind about. As a matter of fact, you will feel overwhelmed, not really knowing if you can do this. Indeed, it is an open door Holy Spirit has opened, which He could not have offered you until now because your frustration has peaked. You are now in holy desperation, and Holy Spirit will use that to remove you, so He can move you through this open door.

SISTER BLESSINGS

God has promised to open your womb, yet you are desperate and discouraged. With God, all things are possible. God opened Leah’s womb and blessed her, as He will open your womb and bless you. He will also bless your sister who cannot have children. He will remember her and give her the desire of her heart as well.

CLEANSING THE BLOODLINE 

Blindness has plagued your large biological family, and generational curses have plagued your bloodline; but Holy Spirit is now removing the blindness because of your prayers, and they will see of the goodness of God for the very first time. It will remove the questions of past and present generations. God has heard and answered. Revelation will penetrate them, and they will see and understand. Great freedom and ministry will come upon this family bloodline that was once considered almost beyond hope.

“I now have servants poised that I will use to break the entrenched lies and remove
the scales from their eyes as Ananias did from Saul of Tarsus. This will not be a single
person that will be freed, but an entire family. I, the Lord, already have plans to use
them to set many other captives free. These captives will receive ministry by those
who were once bound as they were bound. This will be the doings of the Lord, and
none will be able to resist or stop it.”

SHY SEERS AND INTIMIDATED PROPHETS

You have been frustrated and have felt rejected and left out—you have felt like a misfit, but because of the integrity and goodness of your heart and your unwavering love for truth, Holy Spirit is now opening to you visions, interpretation of dreams and even words of knowledge. Each time, as you release them, it will expand you, and you will become more and more comfortable with this gift; whereas before, you halted and had faltering confidence.

“I am going to open your eyes as Elisha’s servant, Gehazi, had his eyes opened to My
world of glory and power. You will become bolder and bolder and will not retreat again to the intimidation of the past. This will be very easy, so easy that you will not struggle with the transformation. It will be as though you were always this free. If you believe, you will see! Confirm yourself to yourself. Do not speak doubt to yourself any longer. The doubt delays your usefulness among My people.”

SILENT TREATMENT

Satan has attempted to still your voice. He has tried to destroy your ability to speak. You have been greatly alarmed at the loss of your ability to communicate by both word and song. It seemed as though you would lose vocal communication.

“I have already prepared those, which I will use to restore not only your voice, but also the air flow you need in order to be heard and have the success you have been destined to have. Do not fear things as they are, but rejoice that I have reached you with this sure word of deliverance. Your voice shall be heard again!”

STAY WHERE YOU ARE 

Your temptation is to go down to Egypt. You desperately want to depart, but you must realize that your increase will come by staying where you are. For Isaac, the hundredfold increase was found upon the famine of yesterday. The boughs of the trees will once again be found with blooms, and the corn that wilted and wasted in the fields shall surge to life with bountiful supply.

“Do not think famine, or talk famine. Lift up your eyes so that you may experience the plenty, for the plenty shall indeed replace famine. For right where you are is right where I have placed you, and that is where you will flourish—not in Egypt. BE STILL!”

YOUR INVESTMENT IS NOT IN VAIN

You suffered the loss of an investment that you have poured into, but the Lord is not
talking here today of a financial investment. He is speaking this word to you. You have invested in someone. That someone has been proud against the Lord and had a negative change of attitude. They have forgotten their roots and have violated your confidence and your dependence upon them.

“Be aware that I am also aware. I see, and I know. You are not to fret or forget that what I have promised I will perform. Your heart shall rejoice again. These matters are in My hands.”

MISDIRECTED GRIEF 

“You have been grieving over someone that I have deliberately removed from your life. You could not see what I could see, nor could you hear what I was hearing. How long will you grieve over Saul? I have a David, and he will do all My counsel. He will do all that I have commanded. All you have known was Saul. When you see David, do not laugh, for he will not be what you expected; but he will be what I have directed. How long will you grieve? I am admonishing you this day to lift your eyes past the present grief and simply believe! This one that I have chosen for you is far different from what you would expect, but he has the heart, the skill and the ability to grow with you. He will protect your interests and hold up your hands in the day of battle. Prepare your mind now to not look for the things you are used to looking for, or you will miss him. My anointing is already on him for this season.”

LAND TRANSFER

A tract of land is going to come into your possession. It will be a gift. The possibilities will be limitless, but Holy Spirit says He will give you direction upon possession of it. You were not even expecting it, but this word will make much more sense to you by October.

A CONFUSED SON 

You are a pastor and an effective minister. You and your wife are grieved and burdened for a son that is showing signs of gender confusion. This son is uniquely talented and extremely gifted, but a seed of deception was sown into him early. This confusion has produced a wrong perception of who he is, as well as his destiny. The Lord would have you know that he will pull through this, and your worry and uncertainty will not continue. There is one coming into his life who will be the source Holy Spirit uses to bring him into alignment with his identity. It will be the exact right time, and the exact one I have sent, to bring truth and healing to him. It will settle him, and thereby, settle you and your wife in the process.

“I have My hand upon him, and you know that I do. I have proved Myself to you many
times. This will take some time, but in time you will see My faithfulness.”

LOVE NEVER FAILS

“Just because the marriage failed does not mean that you are a failure. It simply means it failed. My plan for you did not fail when your marriage did. I know your heart, and I know the way you have chosen. It is the way of honor and kindness. You have preserved your dignity as well as your husband’s. Love covers a multitude of sin. Look forward, there is love awaiting you once again. I will remember you in that day, and you will recall this word to you. It will bring peace and hope to you!”

FAR AWAY PLACES

“You would never have chosen to relocate so very far away. You would never have
chosen that country to rebuild your life, but it, indeed, is the door I am opening. You have not even considered this opportunity because it had not presented itself to you. These people will become your people, and you will be a defender. Your gifting will be a wall to which they cling. You will never have this opportunity where you reside now. I will give you a heart for them. You will find much love and acceptance. You will know this opportunity, for it will present itself in the eighth month, the month of August—a time of new beginnings for you.”

MISTAKEN OPPORTUNITY

You have come into a large sum of money, and it is indeed a blessing from the Lord. However, you are going to be confronted with what seems to be a great opportunity for investment, but it is not an opportunity.

“It is a distraction. You must listen to My Holy Spirit. Hold fast to what you have. Do not be anxious. Do not be impetuous. I will guide you with My eye, and you will have great peace, which you presently do not have.”

A SANCTUARY COUNTRY <NB>

I keep hearing from the Lord, “Jordan, the land bordering Israel.”

Jordan shall be visited. It will endure a shaking, but it shall, unexpectedly, become a
sanctuary country. Jordan, you will be remembered by the Lord, and you will be an
important instrument in His hand. Remember, you will become a sanctuary country!

SMOOTH OPERATOR

You have been so lonely and even insecure regarding your future. Recently, someone
has entered your space, and it certainly has boosted your hope and self-confidence.
There has been limited contact, and you desire a deeper relationship. This is a word
of caution from Holy Spirit because of His love for you and the prayers of many who love you. This word is a confirming word to you for you have already begun to feel uneasy and question the relationship. If you pursue this relationship, it will be as though you are embracing a snake. The poison from this union will affect you, your well being, as well as destroy the relationship with your family that you love and cherish in your life. It will be an embarrassing mistake. He has covert intentions. Temptation is usually connected to serpents.

“So be aware, I have chosen a compatible companion for you. Wait on the Lord.”

WEAVING A WEB

I see a pastor’s chair on a church platform, and underneath his chair, is a series of webs. Someone, or some consolidated effort, seeks to spin things against the man of God. You have a very strong anointing, and for some time, you have been sensing this drag upon your ministry. You will not be surprised when you learn the details, and you will learn them. So be prepared.

“I will bring it to light, and they will be exposed, says the Lord, and you will more than prevail. I am giving you and your wife a new network of friends that I will bring to you, including effective and insightful intercessors to pull the webs apart before they have an opportunity to establish their deceit and confusion again. Do not be moved by what you learn. It is already coming to naught, and you will triumph over it all.”

TRUMP AND HIS GENERALS <NB>

As I was riding along the highway last Thursday evening, I was engaged in conversation by cellphone with my administrator regarding budget matters. While I was listening to her answer a question, I heard Holy Spirit interrupt and ask, “How do you spell Truman?” I thought for a brief moment, and I said, “T-R-U-M-A-N.”

Then He asked me, “How do you spell Trump?” I said, “T-R-U-M-P.”

I immediately made the connection. He then proceeded to ask me, “Who did President Truman lean on to help the Jews get back into the Holy Land?” I said, “General Eisenhower.” The Lord then said to me, “I have raised up Trump and have given him generals to lean on to help him defend the Jews and keep them in their land. General Eisenhower brought them in, and these contemporary generals will keep them there. What was, will be again.”

He then asked me, “How do you spell Truth?” I spelled it, “T-R-U-T-H.”

The Lord said that He is changing the appetites of people. Instead of rejoicing in rumors and lies, the people will now become excited to hear truth again. They will love the truth and reject the lies, as well as the liars. This will not be true of everyone in every place; but a shift has already happened, and it happened last week.

“Truth had fallen in the streets, but I am lifting it up again; and it shall cause great rejoicing. I, the Lord, have done this by My own power, by My right arm of might and by My justice.”

[Received by John A. Kilpatrick, January 2017 – click to download PDF.]

Fresh insights on Jesus’ role in Creation (cont’d)

Hands Holding World by TwobeeIn the previous post I claimed the ‘4th jigsaw piece’ of applying the ‘revisionist’ prophetic word on scripture harmonises not only with its foundational verses of Genesis 1:3 and John 1 but also with the scientific understanding of time and space!

I suggested readers may like to check that out for themselves in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of New Testament Greek words, and note different meanings, for ‘world’ – especially in Hebrews 1:2. In this post I’ll reveal my surprising discoveries…

What do you understand by ‘World’. Isn’t it usually synonymous with ‘globe’ or ‘the earth’?

My life-long interest in astronomy and science makes me think also of the solar system planetary and hypothetical interstellar worlds. Other valid concepts can be one’s personal ‘world’ of thoughts, emotions and activities; or of social, cultural interests eg. the world of fashion.

Previously, I told what happened after mulling over Jesus Christ’s role in Creation and commenting upon my re-blog of a physicist’s article about dark matter and energy. I was prompted to reach for my spade and start digging into the New King James’ and New International versions of verse 3 in the Book of Hebrews’ opening chapter. What I didn’t tell was the stunning gem shining from the central column of my Study Bible right at the start of that chapter.

That prize find opened up a whole new world!

Courtesy of Thomas Nelson Bibles the NKJV Hebrews 1:1-2 subhead and text reads:

God’s Supreme Revelation

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;

My Study Bible has two notes for this: ‘at various times’, ‘or in many portions; ‘worlds’ or ages; Grk aiones, aeons’. The second also applies to ‘worlds’ in Hebrews 11:3, viz: 

By faith we understand the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made from things which are visible.

The note against ‘framed’ reads: ‘Grk ‘katartizo’ to arrange, set in order, adjust, complete what is lacking, make fully ready, repair, prepare’.

Clearly, any reader would easily understand that the Almighty made the planets and starry worlds – but ‘aeon’ isn’t the same. It means ‘Time’.  SO just what did it mean to Jesus’ first disciples, those who’d personally witnessed and recorded revelations from and about the One who existed in God before time began?  (The creative declaration of His personal power in creating the universe is considered in this post.)

NOW, the Oxford English Dictionary has two definitions for ‘Aeon’ (US. Eon), viz: ‘a very long period of time’ and ‘a major division of time in geology, subdivided into eras’.

Before we dig into that, here’s the Greek Interlinear Bible’s Hebrew 1:2

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Greek Interlinear Bible – Hebrews 1:2 (click/drag to enlarge)

Copied from the Textus Receptus, it literally reads: ‘On last-ones of-the days these talks (speaks) to-us in son whom He-places (he appoints) tenant (enjoyer of the allotment) of-all through whom and (also) the eons He-makes.’

Strongs’ has the following for ‘worlds’ as it appears throughout the New Testament, as listed numerically according to the Greek alphabet, parts of which I’ve emphasised:

  • 165 – ‘aeon’ from same root 104 ‘aei’ [duration, ‘ever’…regularly…always]: property of an age..perpetuity. By impl the world; spec (Jewish) a Messianic period – age, course, eternal, (for) ever (~more), (beginning of the) world (began, without end) cf 5550 ‘kronos’  – a space of time, thus distinguised from ‘kairos’, an occasion, set or proper time, season, time.
  • 2889 – ‘kosmos’: orderly arrangement, by implication the world in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants lit or fig.
  • 3625 – ‘oikoumene’: land (the terrene part of the globe); spec Roman empire – earth world.
  • 1093 – ghay: a region or solid part of the whole terrene globe (incl occupants), country, land, world.

Thus, the original documents of the New Testament display a clear difference of definition between periods of time and areas of the earth – going even beyond ‘time and space’ to an organised ‘system’, which implies inherent intelligence, either of internal or external nature and of divine rather than human design.

We know from history that the ancient Greek philosophers had made definite distinctions between material and immaterial aspects of our existence – space and time! And it is not so surprisingly made by writers of the NT – YET Christendom may have missed much in translating the Word of God!

Now you need to know, in blogging a month ago On Pivotal Prophecies Now Coming Into Play, of which one was my Exploding Bible of 2011, I’d checked the literal NT text of the wheat and tares parable in Matthew 13 and was amazed at one word in verse 38 (Jesus’ explanation “The field is the world…”), which reads:

matthew-13_38-39-in-greek‘World’ appears twice in English, but the ORIGINAL HAS TWO DIFFERENT WORDS! These are ‘kosmos’ and ‘aionos’ – huh!!  The literal rendition of vv 38 and 39 reads:

‘The yet field is the SYSTEM (world) the yet ideal seed these are the sons of-the kingdom the yet bearded-darnels are the sons of the wicked-one the yet enemy the-one sowing them is the thru-caster (adversary) the yet harvest together-finish of the eon is the yet reapers messengers are.’

There’s a clear allusion to the future and processes/action (‘yet’) and a deliberate, strong use by the Lord Jesus Himself of a distinction between time and space. Surely He must have known what He was talking about, especially in view of His role in Creation! (See next post’s PS.)

Also, check the occurrences of ‘time’ (aeon), ‘space’ (oikoumene) and ‘system’ (kosmos) in the NT and you’ll find only a few refer to actual land or space, whereas the majority refer to ‘system’, with ‘time’ as second most frequent. In the OT there are far fewer uses of the variants of Hebrew ‘world’, practically all of which mean the physical land and half a dozen refer to portions or perpetuity of time.

If you’re still with me, enlarge this copy of my Strongs’ in which I had fun colour-coding the scripture references (‘time’ in orange, ‘space’ in green and ‘system’ in yellow).

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‘World’ in Strongs’ Exhaustive Concordance (click/drag to enlarge)

Conclusion

In our appreciation of holy scripture we should seriously consider the possibility of Jesus having given his disciples deep insights into the nature of the realms of time and matter, especially in view of their acknowledging His Lordship over and role in Creation.

Click for brief PS >>

[Hands Holding World by Twobee, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net]