On The Great Apostasy and Deception

This extract from a long piece blogged two years two weeks ago is reprinted as lead-in for the next post on how last week’s events in the Church of England and Parliament fulfill End-time prophecy of the soon return of Jesus Christ.

After writing about Humanism being the Forerunner of the Antichrist I looked at the spirit of Humanism’s offensive and its role in the Greece-EU crisis. A couple of letters to one of the first churches planted in Europe warn about its deceitful effects upon beliefs and values.:

EXTRACT from FUNDAMENTAL FLAW IN WESTERN SOCIETY…HUMANISM

APOSTASY and DECEPTION

The Book of Acts records that, whilst on a mission in Asia Minor, the apostle Paul was supernaturally called to visit Macedonia over in mainland Europe (Acts 16). In about 49 AD he arrived in the port of Philippi in northern Greece and planted a house church led by a business woman known as Lydia. From there he and his companion Silas went south to Salonika (Thessalonica), found the Jewish synagogue and preached there. A thriving church of devout Greeks and some Jews was established, but they helped Paul to escape from his violent opponents. Within a couple of years he wrote from Corinth two concise letters to those new believers to clarify points arising from his teaching.

One of those themes was upon the expected return of the Lord Jesus Christ and Paul’s second letter clarified the brief reference in the first, as follows (emphases added).

‘Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.’ (2 Thess 2 NKJV)

He proceeds at length to explain that the ‘mystery of lawlessness’ is already at work, but that someone who will be the very personification of evil will be revealed and come onto the world stage. Then the Lord will come from heaven and destroy him by the glory of His physical return to earth (2Thess 2:8)

Today – now – we’re well into that first stage, the ‘falling away’ from true faith in Jesus Christ, and which is also known as the ‘Great Apostasy’, as is so abundantly evident across the once-Christian Western world. (Eg. recent video clip on John Kilpatrick vision: ‘The United Apostates of America’.)  Paul proceeds,

‘The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

This means that those who fall away from the fullness of faith as originally taught by the Apostles, will become so unrighteous in God’s sight that they will be wide open to being deceived by Satan and his agents. They bring a distortion and twisting of the Gospel to accommodate people’s preferences and desires instead of obeying God’s commands.

It is clear this deception is the consequential result of not loving the truth, who is the very Word of God in the person of Jesus Christ, and thus not desiring Him and the salvation He bought them by dying in their stead on the cross.

The next verse is extremely ominous. Paul explains that, because their attitude remains deliberately ungodly, the Almighty is not only allowing them to be strongly deceived but is sending an irresistible delusion, the consequences of which will condemn them:

‘And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.’

By way of a careful caveat we need to note that a number of believers too readily quote verse 9 about some people through whom miracles, signs and wonders are displayed. As in my recent post on the accuser of the brethren attacking prophecies such self-appointed inquisitors claim all such demonstrations are deception. But upon reading and understanding the chapter in its entirety (as here) we find their claims to be rather judgemental.

Verse 12 gives the game away! Only those who despise the truth of the Gospel will be misled and suffer the consequences.

Arrival of the ‘latter rain’

This word brought by Lisa Arnold comes courtesy of UK Prophetic Words:

THE LORD’S WORD TO THE CHURCH

God has started sending his latter rain.

For those who have prepared themselves, positioned themselves, been through the fire of affliction and are still standing, and to those who have a great burden for the lost, time is short. Open your heart to me and open your eyes. I am the chief cornerstone that the builders rejected, come to me and you will live.

It is time to look up, reach out and win the lost! I have just brought you out of your own prison into my glorious light, into a safe spacious place. Now I am sending you out. Stand on Isaiah 61. I have covered you with my cloak of righteousness and set your heart ablaze. I have empowered you from on high!

It is time for you to rise up out of the ashes. I have set you free by my precious blood. It is not all about you, it is all about Jesus! I am the lion from the tribe of Judah. I am roaring over you and breaking every chain so you know who you really are in me. Make me your first love again and set down your idols! Where your heart is, your treasure is. I love you and I long for that intimacy like we once had. I am visiting you in unusual ways, divine encounters with me up close and sending you angels with messages for you.

The latter rain is starting to fall. It will refresh you and give you clear vision and impact your lives. The best is yet to come. The dark long storm is over! The first will be last and the last first! If you bless others I will bless you.. Now go and reap the harvest!. Are you ready? Can you feel your heart burning for the lost? Time is short and the golden bowl that carries the latter rain is tipping over!

Lisa Arnold, 23rd July 2017

RB’s Note: It was amusing to read this word as I’d only just sent G’morning’ message to Nina staying with daughter, saying I’d watered in the greenhouse and it’s just started to rain! Also timely in having seen Sean MaNamara from Coleraine, a Spirit-led evangelist to ‘hard-core’ on housing estates (as here) locally last night who spoke on his calling and ministered to many youngsters with a calling for the lost. AND earlier that day the ‘cornerstone’ featured as the interpretation to a prophetic vision at Acorn service for healing – sooo praise you Lord for this word:

Washed Away 

Yes please and amen Lord

My Dreams and Visions

I had a dream last night where I saw a preacher standing at a pulpit preaching when all of a sudden a tsunami-like wave appeared and hit him taking both he and the pulpit he was standing at away. There was no evidence that he nor his pulpit were ever there after the wave struck.

What is amazing is that this preacher was in a building preaching when the wave struck which in the natural cannot happen.

A tsunami does not come without an earthquake, a shaking, if you will. After the quake a tsunami warning is issued just as in the case of Japan a few years back.

What I sensed is the preacher standing behind the pulpit was preaching false doctrine. Apparently he ignored the warnings, that the doctrine he was preaching was not of God, and was swept away. One thing I did note is that the…

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Shakings and God’s Glory for Britain and America

This word is brought by Chris Bennett, who lives in Rotherham (home-town of Nathan Morris; Shake the Nations ministry’s founder) is the same date as that through Bill Jennings on Shaking and Rebuilding the Church (tap/click title for Chris’ Facebook):

UK & USA – SHAKINGS AND THE GLORY

I sense this is coming to UK AND USA simultaneously. The first wave of revival will be marked by shakings and the Glory of the Lord in our meetings.

Acts 4:31 – And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness’.

There is a new shaking coming. Everything that can be shaken is being shaken, but the Lord is sending a new shaking to encourage rather than a shaking to destroy and throw down. The Lord is sending an Acts 4:31 shaking that when the church prays, the buildings will shake and the people will be encouraged.

I have noticed minor tremors shaking our church and others have noticed similar occurrences in their own church. However, I believe, and I sense that the Lord is sending an unmistakable shaking that will be recognisable and specific to their church, but not to anything around the church.

“I am about to shake your buildings – literally shake them – that you may know that I am moving among you,” says the Lord. “I am about to do amazing things to encourage you; to give you a hunger for more of Me. Your buildings will shake and the sick will be healed. Your buildings will shake and demons will flee, screaming in fear. Your buildings will shake and your people will shout, ‘the Lord, He is God – the Lord, He is God!’ Then My glory will come and you will all know My presence!”

Chris Bennett, 18th July 2017

Watch for the Lord’s Spirit moving powerfully in Britain and America

My jaw dropped upon reading this of Veronika West in yesterday’s mail because it plugged into a dream I’d just had:

WATCH! FOR THE SPIRIT OF YAHWEH IS  MANIFESTING THROUGH FIRE, THROUGH WIND, THROUGH RAIN “FOR THIS IS THE SEASON OF DIVINE PURIFICATION, RESTORATION AND REVIVAL” says God….!

I have been in a place of hidden-ness for the last few weeks and in this scared time I have encountered the presence of Yeshua in the most unusual and unprecedented ways. A few days ago I was caught up in a powerful encounter with the Lord where I saw “1,000 FIRES” being ignited in 100 different Nations, then I saw the Spirit of Yeshua begin to move and manifest mightily upon the earth. He first came as a RAGING FIRE, then He came as a MIGHTY WHIRLWIND, then He came as an UNSTOPPABLE RUSHING RIVER bringing FORTH REVIVAL TO ALL FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH.

Then I heard these words in the realm of the Spirit,

“Daughter of man, behold I will come as a RAGING FIRE to purify and cleanse, then I will come as a MIGHTY WHIRLWIND to gather what has been scattered and to restore what has been lost, watch! For then I shall come as a MIGHTY RUSHING RIVER to replenish the weary and to revive the dead. Daughter of man tell My people to make ready, to make room and to make way, for My spirit will manifest suddenly, quickly and severely upon the earth”.

Veronika West, 19th July 2017

Now upon checking her Facebook for inserting the Ignite Ireland Ministry link I notice this powerful vision also received on Wednesday:

AN URGENT WORD FOR THE NATION OF AMERICA; KEEP PRAYING FOR PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, FOR GOD IS ABOUT TO MOVE IN YET STRANGER WAYS.

“I SAW MOLES BEING DRIVEN OUT OF THEIR HOLES AND BLACK SNAKES EMERGING FROM THEIR CAVES”!

Early hours of yesterday morning as I prayed for you as a Nation, Suddenly a vivid vision opened up before me where I saw in the Spirit realm, moles being driven out of their holes and black snakes began to emerge from the darkness of their caves. Now as the moles came out of their holes suddenly the black snakes began to devour the moles, Then I heard these words.

“I AM SENDING CONFUSION INTO THE CAMP OF THE ENEMY. WATCH! FOR THE MOLES ARE NOW BEING DRIVEN OUT OF THEIR HOLES AND BLACK SNAKES OUT OF THEIR CAVES, FOR NOW MY GOVERNING HAND IS MOVING TO UNCOVER AND EXPOSE EVERY EVIL WORK OF CORRUPTION AND DESTRUCTION THAT HAS BEEN HIDDEN AND CONCEALED UNDERGROUND FOR MANY DECADES, YES! FOR MANY HEADS WILL ROLL AS MY SWORD FALLS UPON THE NECK OF THE WICKED. FOR EVEN NOW MY SPIRIT OF TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE IS MOVING MIGHTILY AND STRATEGICALLY TO DRIVE OUT THE MOLES FROM THEIR HOLES AND THE BLACK SNAKES FROM THEIR CAVES, WATCH! FOR SURELY I TELL YOU A LYING SPIRIT HAS BEEN UNLEASHED AMOUNG THEM AND THEY SHALL TURN ON ONE ANOTHER AND SEEK TO KILL AND DESTROY EACH OTHER”..!

Veronika West, 19th July 2017

Amen and amen!

RB footnote – A Dream:

The ‘MIGHTY RUSHING RIVER’ reference astonished me because I’d seen one and MORE just before waking up yesterday a few hours before reading the above. Along with our Christian friends we were aboard a gigantic, ship-like vessel that made huge waves as it ploughed forcefully into a beach – and then rammed into it again but more deeply. I saw the impact made the nearby coastal area change shape.

Next, immense gushing floods came down an adjacent river and out to sea. Upon my waking I thought images of Monday’s flash-flood in Cornwall had stayed in mind – BUT although similar shapes and colours were in my view high up on that huge vessel, that recorded event was tiny in comparison with the immensity of what then happened – all I can say to convey the effect is: I recalled footage of the tsunami that hit Japan but what was coming was devoid of the detritus that had carried along with its flow! I sensed the whole land was being swamped with an immense flood of clear water. Then I awoke!

Hours later we returned from a ministry period over lunch-time at church. With our tall vicar Valentine, Nina and I worshiped, celebrated communion, waited on the Lord and prayed for the area and community.

Holy ‘rain’ featured for each of us in connection with the last item. During a quiet time I asked the Lord for more on that raging flood in my dream. Next, I heard Val quietly ask for something and so checked what he’d said, “Did you say ‘Open the floodgates of heaven’ Lord?“ I asked. “Yes!”  So amen to that, and I hadn’t yet told either of them about the dream; which I then did. But I knew he spoke into and unwittingly declared and released what happened in my dream!

In my dream I ‘sensed’ clear water was coming over the whole land behind a dirty flood. This afternoon I understood it signifies the land and people of Britain are parched dry by decades-long spiritual drought and are badly in need of rejuvenating spiritual water.

The dream-sequence may mean demonic and immoral filth that society’s wallowing in is first going to get washed away before an invisible deluge of the Lord’s holy living waters brings times of refreshing.

‘Cranmer’ clarifies on PM May ‘instructing’ C of E on marriage

Cranmer succinctly deals with the ‘fake news’ delirium by correctly quoting the source of such claims in Theresa May did not instruct C of E to allow gay marriage.:

‘…Do you see a ‘should’, a ‘must’ or an ‘ought’ in there regarding the future of gay marriage or blessing? “This has to be a matter for the Church,” the Prime Minister said. Could she have been any clearer? Has her position on this not been utterly consistent? “I strongly support equal marriage, and I know that these debates will continue, but it will have to be for the church as a whole to decide if it wants to make a change to its canon law,” she said only a few months ago. The church as a whole: Theresa May has absolutely no intention of forcing the Church of England to perform gay marriage (or blessing), and absolutely no desire to lecture it in the way it should go….’

SHAKING and RE-BUILDING the CHURCH in the UK

Thank you Lord and to Bill and UK Prophetic Words for this received yesterday because it confirms my thoughts on heresy and apostasy within the C of E. and thus encouraged publication of Synod sides with satan – risk of Anglican schism/shaking. (NB. emphases and italicising mine).:

I AM GOING TO SHAKE THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE CHURCH

I saw in my prayer time a vision; I saw a ruler, a plumb-line. As I contemplated this vision, thoughts and understanding came to me as to its meaning. I felt the Lord saying,

“Measure yourselves by my plumb-line. Align yourselves with my Word and my Spirit, for these two together are my plumb-line, these are my spirit-level.”

The traditional, institutional church and its recent decisions on same sex relationships had been on my mind.

I felt the Lord saying,

“Watch and see, as I do a rebuilding of my church. I am going to shake the foundations of the church in your land. The walls are going to rattle the floors will be shaken as I shake off, remove and level those and reject those who have rejected me. Those who have rejected my Word I reject. I am shaking the church out of compromise. The very foundations and structures of the church will be shaken. Many are choosing the broad path, the god of compromise. They have turned my glory into shame. How long will they love delusions? Rather than seek the truth.”

Many scriptures came to my mind, such as , “multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision “. Many leaders, many of the institution of the ‘ church ‘ will have to choose between the path of compromise or the path of conflict. The path of complacency or the path of spiritual fervour. Whether to be loved by the world, or be hated by the world.

“Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you; because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY”…“My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me. Since you priests refuse to know me, I refuse to recognize you as my priests. Since you have forgotten the laws of your God.”

“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap”

I felt the Lord saying,

“This is not a time for rejoicing but a time for weeping and wailing. Look around you, many who call themselves by my name who claim to be my ‘church’ have made an alliance with satan . Their leaders have forgotten the God and Father of their fathers through whom I gave birth .They have spurned and rejected my word so I too spurn and reject them. Measure yourselves by my Word says the Lord; let it be the rule and the plumb-line. If it does not measure up then throw it out! The stones with which I built my house are built on the chief cornerstone, and on the foundation of prophets and apostles. These stones are crying out against those who have contaminated my house, as the contamination spreads the house will have to be torn down.’ The ‘church’, this institution make their decisions and their rules but did they consult me?

“Consider the future as you look at the past, how many of my ‘churches’ did not measure up, or remain ‘true’ as measured by my plumb-line?

“Many are following the traditions of men. Consider the ‘churches’ which are not my church. Are not many of them now lying derelict, have they not been turned into theatre halls, bars and restaurants? They craved after idolatry so I gave them over to their lusts and cravings. But my house will be called Holy! My true and accepted stones are not institutions but they are living stones, inscribed with ‘Holiness unto the Lord’; the filthy, the unregenerate, the sexually immoral, the idolaters will be rejected.

“For I will build my house with the plumb-line of my word and truth and by the Spirit of Holiness, my eternal word does not change.”

I hear the Lord say,

“You cry out for revival but I say cry out in repentance! My house will be called a house of prayer and yet it is through my intercessors and prayer warriors that my Spirit will bring revival through repentance and supplication.

“There is a rumbling, there is a shaking, there is change coming. You who crave revival, consider that with it comes a cost. It comes through sacrifice, with revival comes rejection by some of your peers. The religious among you will spurn you and say evil things about you.”

As I wrote these things down it was like writing a transcript as the thoughts flowed. I filtered the thoughts through my knowledge of scripture.

And I thought Lord, why do you give me the hard words? There are those who will reject this for they want the encouraging words, they want words to make them feel good. They want words of promise and edification. They want words of hope and joy.

And I remembered the scripture: “The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the LORD of hosts.’”

If the great awakening comes it must be marked out with repentance, changed lives that will put away immoral living who will seek Holiness and separation from the world. Let them come to us to find shelter under our care rather than the church going to the world to be friends. Be friends of sinners, but not friends with sinners. The sinner and the seeker will find love, joy and peace in an uncompromising message, an uncompromising Christ.

“When I survey the wondrous cross, On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ my God! All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His blood See from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down! Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, Or thorns compose so rich a crown Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too small; Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all.”

Bill Jennings, 18th July, 2017

Synod sides with satan – risk of Anglican schism/shaking

Jesus: “ALL authority has been given to Me in heaven and earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the Age.” [circa 33 AD, Matt 28: 18-20]

General Synod: “NO, not as it means keeping God’s word on sex and marriage! How dare we insult people with what You say and expect.” [July 2017 AD]

Thus begins the Great Apostasy foretold by the apostle to the Gentiles?

the Day of the Lord will not come unless the falling away comes first and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped…(2Thess 2:3-4)

The great falling away from faith in Christ Jesus has been gaining momentum for years. However, decisions and official declarations by the Church of England’s recent General Synod, the tricameral deliberative and legislative gathering of bishops, clergy and laity, means we could now regard the Great Apostasy as being ‘officially’ under way.

In my humble opinion, this synod may be the pivotal point for the Anglican communion moving into open schism. (We pray Her Majesty, as head of CoE, doesn’t endorse that decision for it would go against the personal witness of her Christmas broadcasts.)

In scriptural terms, the seed sown by satan amongst that sown by Jesus for the global harvest of souls is flowering and so the distinction between that ‘darnel’ and wheat is clearly noticeable. (This Middle-Eastern weed is indistinguishable from real wheat until ripe.) The ‘aha!’ light-bulb moment of “THIS IS ALL ABOUT TO BE FULFILLED” that had exploded in my head in 2009 as I searched for that parable in Matthew 13, is now coming true! (Hence my blogging about End-times.)

So, satan’s stooges beware! Sincerely repent, renounce and denounce satan and all its works. Turn from your wicked ways because Jesus’ harvesting angels will soon gather and burn you like rubbish before gathering the wheat of righteous souls for safe storage in His ‘barn’.

Many, many other scriptures spring to mind on this fundamental issue, especially where Jesus clearly implies not all Christians will go to heaven! HUH!!  We can’t choose our preferred ‘broad’ way when He instructs us to,

“Enter by the narrow gate for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. How narrow is the gate and confined is the way that leads to life, and there are few that find it…

“Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven.

“Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name and done many wonders in Your name?’

“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me you who practise lawlessness!’.”(Matthew 6:13-14 and 21-23)

There’s also the Apostles’ teachings, especially the revelation Paul received and told his protege Timothy:

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared by a hot iron…” (1Tim 4:1-2)

WHAT’S HAPPENED?

The preceding was drafted last Thursday but withheld as the word John Kilpatrick gave about The Shaking of earth and heavens took precedence. Developments have since confirmed the necessity of its publication, so I’ll now finish and publish together with a pertinent re-blog.

I was following events as monitored by Revd Dr Gavin Ashden, Christian Legal Centre CEO Andrea William’s contre-temps in the Synod with the Archbishop of York, as well as scathing material on their highly dubious aspects by politico-religious blogger Adrian Hilton and associates/readers at ‘Archbishop Cranmer’, viz:

** As well as the above post’s excellent insights, Gavin Ashenden writes in-depth on this matter in Sin At Synod – How The Church Forebad Forgiveness, and I will re-blog his coverage of a media report on the Synod next.

SOME REACTIONS

In deep disgust ‘Cranmer’ pens a satirical item over Synod’s endorsement of a motion that Conversion Therapy (aimed at altering sexual orientation) be banned. In fact, he disparagingly implies Synod should go the whole hog, or as in my above title support satan’s aims, and rewrites its formal announcement (providing link thereto).:

Church of England Votes to Ban Religious Conversion:  ‘The…General Synod has backed a motion calling for a ban on the practice of Religious Conversion, aimed at altering a person’s religious orientation.

‘Members of the Church’s national assembly, which is holding its annual July sessions in York, voted to endorse a Memorandum of Understanding on Religious Conversion, signed by The Christian ‘Truth is One’ School of Universal Reconciliation and others condemning the practice….

The full motion agreed was: That this Synod: (a) endorse the Memorandum of Understanding on Religious Conversion in the UK of November 2015, signed by The Christian ‘Truth is One’ School of Universal Reconciliation and others, that the practice of Religious Conversion has no place in the modern world, is unethical, potentially harmful and not supported by evidence; and 3 (b) call upon the Church to be sensitive to, and to listen to, contemporary and diverse expressions of religious identity; (c) and call on the government to ban the practice of religious proselytism.’

[Definition: Conversion of, or attempt to convert, (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another – Advocacy or promotion (a belief or course of action).]

Christian Concern took exception to the events, reporting Archbishop of York rejects the authority of the Bible and the teaching of the Church.:

‘During General Synod, Andrea Williams [of ‘House of Laity’] proposed an amendment inserting the words “as revealed in the Bible and the taught by the church” to a motion calling for politicians to “prioritise the common good of all people.”

‘Andrea spoke on the need for the Bible to inform our understanding of the common good. She also proposed another amendment to the motion calling for the protection of life, the promotion of marriage and family and the maintaining of Christian freedoms.

‘Both amendments were rejected by Synod, with the Archbishop of York John Sentamu replying: “If you’re going to serve the whole community please don’t limit our language…The Word became flesh and sadly we are now making it Word, Word and Word again. Resist the amendments.”

PERSONAL MUSINGS:

In mulling over these issues from the possible perspective of the Lord calling the CofE out of its ‘Lazarus grave’ (see 2014 post), a revivified church would be very different to what it was like and living as a very sick, terminally ill entity. This Synod could be part of what I foresaw 10 years previously of a rending of society’s rotten fabric as the Rock of Christ emerges for disciples to take a stand upon Him (as here).

That would mean a separation of righteous out of unclean: “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord” (2Cor 6:17), not an excommunication of heretics but a full-blown schism. Unless that is, Matthew 13’s parable is enacted beforehand by the physical removal of satan’s ‘plants’, or the Lord brings another Sovereign shaking!

Such ‘meanderings’ have since received confirmation through a prophetic word brought by Bill Jennings, published by UK Prophetic Words (and now posted as Shaking and Rebuilding the Church in the UK).

First, however; it’s important that readers be aware of the gravity of this situation; hence this overview. Next, we’ll examine how Synod’s and Parliamentarians’ actions fulfill End-times prophetic details given by Jesus and His apostle Paul – click to read more.

The Daily Express reports General Synod:- “This runs completely counter to the Bible…the Christian guide book on sexuality, and Christian experience down the ages. “

Previous post refers. Thank you for this Gavin, and other incisive articles on the Synod. UPDATE: read his excellent, thorough rebuttal of Steve Chalk’s latest claims.

Gavin Ashenden

Article found here

“In Christian terms, reading the Bible, praying, going to confession, are all forms of ‘conversion therapy’.

“The arguments behind the motion have the effect of sending out the signal that the Church is happy to support the promotion or expression of same sex attraction as a priority for pastoral care; but that if anyone is struggling with a conflicted set of attractions, any move for help or support in the direction of heterosexual development is off limits and out of bounds.

“This runs completely counter to the Bible which is the Christian guide book on sexuality, and Christian experience down the ages.

“It turns the Church of England into a kind of secular religious body, keen to offer a little bit of superficial spirituality for those that way inclined, but giving up on the ambition to transform and free people up to live out the demanding ethics…

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THANKS HALF-A-MILLION

A huge thank you to you personally and all other visitors and regular readers for making 500,000 ‘hits’ on my blog. Thank you especially to each one who’s contributed articles and/or comments over the past five or so years.

I trust my efforts have blessed you in some small way and pray the Lord be with and keep you and yours – and if you don’t yet know Him, that you may soon come into the never-ending journey of your own salvation and life everlasting.

A ‘now’ word on President Trump from the UK

Thank you UK Prophetic Words and Chris Bennett for this item based upon articles in the Washington Post (updated) Photo surfaces of evangelical leaders laying hands on Donald Trump in the White House (plus photo by Rodney Howard Brown):

2016: God has chosen the 45th President of the USA (Cranmer-link)

A WORD ABOUT DONALD TRUMP: LOOK BEYOND THE MEDIA, THE LIES, THE PROPAGANDA

Seeing the pictures of the faith leaders praying for President Donald Trump, the Lord reminded me that this picture, and the report that should go with it, will never appear in the mainstream media. [RB: remember what Revd John Kilpatrick brought here from the Lord on this difference.] The Lord reminded me of my wife’s comments, and He said this,

“Tell My people all over the world to LOOK BEYOND the MEDIA. Look beyond the LIES and PROPAGANDA. Look beyond the outpouring of my enemies. Look beyond what you see and hear in the natural. LOOK TO ME and what I am already doing!

“I Myself have already sown the seed of revival. I myself have already nurtured and cultivated that seed. It has already started to grow. Look, do you not see it? It has already started to bear fruit – fruit that will last. Fruit that will carry you into My kingdom.

“Donald J Trump may not be the world’s idea of a missionary, but My ways are not your ways. He may not be the ideal saviour that so many are looking for. He may not be either the world’s or the churches’ choice of leader. But, but, but – he is My CHOSEN VESSEL, flaws and all. Through him, because of the freedom he brings, revival will flourish. Through him and his example, the world will look again at My SON and his gift of SALVATION – and then you will see the REVIVAL, the TSUNAMI of my Holy Spirit, fall upon your land.”

Chris Bennett, 12th July 2017

The Rapture Parable — The Gospel In The End Times

Did Jesus share a parable on multiple occasions in order to explain the Rapture? Is this “Rapture Parable” his most misunderstood parable? (This article was written in response to a request by a reader to explain the parable in Matt. 24:28) Our traditions sometimes determine what we think a biblical parable or illustration means. This even can…[continued in The Rapture Parable.]

Richard writes: My brief remark on the ‘Rapture’ in the post on The Shaking implies I have some reservations on that New Testament topic. Rather than rely on Paul’s letters alone, I prefer to start at what Jesus Himself says about that ‘in-gathering’, especially when we look at the original Greek rather than translations! (EG. see Fresh insights into Jesus’ role in Creation, covering implicit knowledge of the laws of quantum physics.)

Considerations of our prophesied ‘Rapture’ should not overlook Jesus’ explanation of the wheat & tares parable (Matt 13:40-43 ) and saying the Great Tribulation will be shortened for the sake of the elect (Matt 24:22). That is, they/we will go through it, even if protected (Rev 3:10).

Therefore, I highly recommend Nelson Walters’ blog and pursuant discussions of this fast approaching event to all my readers…