Monday Mix: musings about previous – moderating comments

Several folk concerned over the issue covered in the previous post contacted me before and after its publication, and then Nicholas referred to that post in his Friday Miscellany. Two of his musings appear below, and it seems he discerned some points at the back of my mind but implicit in my text.

Moreover, Matthew 6:33 had turned up twice last weekend: On Sat 9th Dr Sharon Stone referred to its application as vital to prophetic strategy for blessing communities with new business developments and opportunities. Also, our church’s associate minister referred to that verse’s meaning in his Sunday message!

The Cost of the Kingdom

In His “Sermon on the Mount”, Christ talks about the cost of following Him. In my thoughts on our closeness to the return of Christ and the inception of the Millennium, I have been thinking about the cost of getting involved in God’s preparation work. Yesterday I read a post at Richard’s Watch that warned of the danger in opposing God’s work. It would be a shame if a Christian were to miss the opportunity to be involved in the great events of the end of the age. There are all sorts of barriers and obstacles that get in our way. Thinking along the lines of virtue epistemology, it seems to me that we must have an attitude of openness but not naivety. We should listen to things that are presented to us in just the same way as a court is impartial; then we should test the spirits to see if the message is of God.


Tools of the Enemy

The Enemy seeks to prevent the advance of the Kingdom of God. The more people he can keep in darkness, the more will end up in Hell. He knows that when Christ comes, he will be thrown into the Abyss for a thousand years, and then judged. So it is in Satan’s interest to forestall, if he can, the return of Christ, which is hastened by the efficacious work of the Church, empowered by the grace and Spirit of God.

One of the Enemy’s tools is causing division. He splits us by supporting and creating ideologies that fan the fire of man’s sinfulness, pitting group against group, and individual against God. Various -isms could be listed that have turned Christians against each other, and the world against the Church. The poor are turned against the rich; women against men; children against parents; the state against private individuals. If we are to overcome the Enemy, we must follow the course set out for us in Revelation: the blood of Christ and the testimony of our faith. We must find unity among true believers.


MODERATION OF COMMENTS 

The strategic tools Nicholas refers are behind my rationale when moderating comments submitted to this site.

Fifty years ago I witnessed first-hand divisions across the body of Christ. Unlike today, cooperation and fellowship between churches was a rarity. As a teenager I questioned why denominations believing in the same Jesus Christ were so opposed to one another, especially as Jesus had commanded believers to love one another.  Also, they did not  work miracles similar to those of Jesus, as He said they would. So, churches failed on both counts to live up to their founder’s commands. I treated Christians with contempt for such hypocrisy and headed towards ‘New Age’ ideals.

Therefore, as a sinner rescued by Jesus in person thirty years ago, my preference is to encourage unity in faith and not be seen to promote ‘bashing’ with a Bible or any unduly contentious conflict. This does not, however, obviate readers’ need to be well-versed in scripture and, thus, to investigate, analyse and weigh ALL matters with the Lord.  Also, as time is precious it’s necessary for me to steer away from debate.

APPROVALS

WordPress enables site administrators some flexibility in processing contributions. My initial preference was for all comments to appear online without the need for approval, which enables contributors’ subsequent items to appear free from any moderating.

Once this blog’s presence became noticed a few unwelcome remarks got deposited. The first came from a ‘bible basher’ who’d correct and argue against some material. To close his activity I had to set every comment to be approved before it could appear on the blog, which meant all regular contributors needed approving too.

To avoid repetition I set the moderation requirement to new commentators only, and any subsequent comments from them would be approved automatically.  Also, I introduced the ‘Comments Caveat’ to the Home Page.

The second came from a Muslim chap with whom I had interesting dialogue elsewhere, but after his first comment here he submitted monologues. So, for a short time I had to revert to the unnecessary, time-consuming task of approving every comment .

The tell-tale sign of such submissions is the use of an alias and not a person’s own, true identity!

So ‘reds026’, I appreciate your lengthy remarks submitted over the weekend and accept your deep concern, but I hope this detailed explanation will help you understand why it seems they’ve been ignored and not published – so far. Also, I was in lengthy debate on PTUK in late 2017 about this. More material on this issue has arrived, and so all may get summarised in another post.

Paul Keith Davis: attaining to The Age To Come

Further to the recent posts about our preparation as the Bride of Christ to rule in His Millennial reign over all nations upon earth, Paul Keith Davis’ latest video on modelling ‘The Age To Come’ is well worth studious attention:

In view of the prophetic command he’d given (herein), and others’ expectation of whom I’m aware, his early remarks on how that Age may be achieved is especially noteworthy.

The depth of Paul Keith’s expertise in post-Reformation, especially 20th Century, Church history aids his thesis – or prophetical insight – on the new, radical move of the Holy Spirit that’s prophesied by many, as in several recent posts herein relating to the vision Smith-Wigglesworth had of His moving across our land. PK says the Lord has given a measure of clarity on what The Age To Come will look like, maybe even in the next decade or so.

About a year ago, the Lord told him many of us have been arriving at, and are already making, decisions that will dictate the course of our lives until that Age’s appearance. Also, PK has previously referred to 20th Century leaders whom the Lord has used as forerunners to demonstrate what this Age will be like.

He refers to the Lord having brought changes to His Church through the Reformation and subsequent moves and outpourings His Spirit through theologians and evangelists, and the major breakthrough within Pentecostal churches. These brought an improved understanding of the scriptures with fresh, deeper revelations.

He believes there is yet one more major outpouring to come very soon that will bring a fuller Reformation as the Lord builds His people into the full manifestation of His Bride to rule with Him upon His return to reign for one thousand years.

This new Reformation will be the revelation of mysteries and revelations within the Heart of God and fulfillment of 1 Corinthians 2:9.

Very exciting teaching, so set aside 22 minutes to listen and contemplate, especially one of the most striking promises made to disciples at Luke 20:34-36 about being kept alive and found worthy to attain and taste the powers of the Age to Come (Hebrews 6:1-6). Paul Keith brings essential teaching to prepare us for serving the Lord in the coming days:

Bobby Conner: strategies for advancing to next new level

Why should I ever be surprised at what turns up from the Lord?

Here’s yet another reference to Hebrews 6; the one with the ‘Age to Come’ verses. AND it lines up with the current, albeit unplanned, focus upon training for ruling and reigning together with Jesus in The Millennium.

I’m grateful to Rose for drawing this message to my attention. It is special because of its succinct emphasis upon Jesus’ command, “Occupy until I come!”, which is also the thesis ‘foremost Bible teacher’ and Bishop of Liverpool, J.C. Ryle makes in his classic book ‘Are You Ready For The End Of Time?’ (1867). 21st Century prophet Bobby Conner writes:

DISCOVER A NEW WAY FOR A NEW DAY

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No Delay It’s Time to Proceed to the Next New Level – Possess The Land! A Big Word, For Now, Is “Occupy!”

In a profound encounter, the Spirit of God said, “It is time to go to the next new level!” I was instructed to prepare a remnant of Believers to position themselves to advance proceeding to the next new level, to possess the Land, and to possess and occupy! I said, “Lord, I don’t like the word remnant, it seems too selective.” He replied, “Don’t misunderstand; this invitation of advancement is open to all who will obey. Gender or age makes no difference, it is an issue of the heart.” All are called, but few will come!

The Peril of Falling Away

Don’t allow yourself to stagnate and become callous and cold, now is the time to awake from slumber and rouse to reality (see Romans 13:11-14)! Arise and shine and push-on to new heights (see Isaiah 60:1-5). The Spirit of Truth is desiring to release profound awesome revelation for any who will seek to come higher. If you contend and earnestly seek this can be a season that the eyes of your heart are flooded with revelatory light (see Ephesians 1:17-18). We must go dig deeper into the Word of God to discover the ways of God

Therefore, let us get past the elementary stage in the teachings about the Christ, advancing on to maturity and perfection and spiritual completeness, [doing this] without laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of teaching about washings (ritual purifications), the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. [These are all important matters in which you should have been proficient long ago.] And we will do this [that is, proceed to maturity] if God permits. (Hebrews 6:1-3 AMP)

It is time for the Prophetic Seers to go into the Courts of Heaven, behind the veil acquiring the Divine plans and purposes of God. The Spirit of Truth stands ready to release the Divine strategies and blueprints of heaven. This is not a time to be vague and dim, but we must be bright and alert clear and committed to advance the King in His Kingdom.

Divine Dissatisfaction Producing a Holy Hunger!

The Spirit of God is fanning the flame of discontentment within the heart of many. We can’t remain satisfied and content with our lack of power and spiritual authority; a cry of desperation must burst forth. “Enough is enough!” Ask yourself this question: Am I willing to pay the price to seek the Lord for promotion? This will be a season of swift acceleration and advancement if we put God first.

We are instructed to seek the Lord while He is near (see Isaiah 55:6). We are reminded that we only find the Lord when we search with all our heart (see Jeremiah 29:12-13). If we make seeking Him and His Kingdom our top priority, He will take care of everything else (see Matthew 6:33).

There is a wonderful grace offered for us to advance in the times of adversity! The invitation is extended to all saints; however, by a lack of commitment, many will disqualify themselves. This is a time to be desperate for the revealed glory of God. One of the marks of these overcomers will be hunger and complete dissatisfaction with business as usual.

This holy hunger will drive us to seek the Lord on a much more increased level. Jesus states, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” The Amplified Bible reveals, “those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God)…shall be completely satisfied!” (see Matthew 5:6).

It’s time to remove all lids of limitations off and believe God for big things, assured that He is able to do much more than we could as or even think (see Ephesians 3:20-21). One way not to miss God’s new thing is don’t think it is already here. Yes, we are so thankful and grateful for all that God is doing, yet there is much more. The promise is that the whole earth shall be filled with the knowledge of God’s glory (see Numbers 14:21 and Habakkuk 2:14).

The Spirit of God is stirring our souls and awakening our hearts to seek deeper depths and higher heights. This is the time for you to go all out for Christ and the Kingdom of God. Don’t hold back; surrender yourself entirely to the control and guidance of the Holy Spirit. The statement is so true: deep is calling to deep (see Psalm 42:7).

Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.Isaiah 43:19

This is a promise of transformational power being released, giving and unction to function. A roadway in the rugged wilderness and flowing refreshing rivers in the dry, barren desert. Nothing is too hard for our God (see Job 42:2 and Genesis 18:14)!

You have heard [these things foretold], now you see this fulfillment. And will you not bear witness to it? I show you specified new things from this time forth, even hidden things [kept in reserve], which you have not known.

They are created now [called into being by the prophetic word], and not long ago; and before today you have never heard of them, lest you should say, “Behold, I knew them!” — Isaiah 48:6-7 (AMPC)

These new things are called into reality by the prophetic proclamation. They are decreed, and God brings them into reality.

We do not have time to delay, the Spirit of Truth is preparing a remnant to proceed to the next new level; we must advance and make progress(see Ephesians 5:14-15). In this next new level, we will begin to grasp a higher, clearer insight into the majesty of the Master. Prepare to behold the living Lord Jesus in a much clearer way.

It is time to taste the hidden manna reserved for over-comers revealed in Revelation 2:17:
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone, a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”

I pray that 2019 will be filled with the overflowing favor of God upon you and your loved ones. Embrace the promises of God’s new day. Expect to see God’s mighty power!

Bobby Conner
Eagles View Ministries

The Coming Davidic Messiah

This summation of the who, what and why of the up-coming Millennium is a valuable reminder of our goal as active Christians. Also, knowledge of the Kingdom as our inheritance is fundamental because our spiritual opponents claim ignorance of that fact dis-empowers believers (see Christian Inheritance & End-times Church for source.)

All Along the Watchtower

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

-Revelation 3:21

The Kingdom is woven into all the teachings of Christ. He taught us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come”. He taught that our good deeds on earth are seen by our Father in Heaven, and that He will reward us in the resurrection. He taught that His Kingdom is not of this world, and that this world is in darkness. Christ’s moral teaching is so sublime as to be unattainable by the flesh: it is the power of the Spirit, who is given to us as an earnest of the Kingdom, that makes us able to live as Christ did.

In our suffering, the resurrection is our comfort. The Kingdom is what we are striving for: even as we wait…

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1989 > 2009 > 2019 > The Age To Come

Arising from references to The Divine Council and Millennium training in comments on a prophetic word on the UK Government, and how the Church can influence it by virtue of its Kingdom authority, a reader asked me about such training within churches.

It’s an excellent question in view of the implications in that word, and in others brought by Bobby Conner, Neville JohnsonLana Vawser and Veronika West to name a few, on bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to earth (eg, Lana on prayer lives being filled with holy fire).

Also, I’m aware of some ministries that equip us for service in that event:

  • Christian International Europe (Dr Sharon Stone) in Windsor, Berks
  • Catch The Fire in Birmingham, Bournemouth, Wembley
  • Bethel Church, Redding, CA & White Dove Ministries AL, in USA.
  • Partners in Harvest International.

In replying to that reader I sent a link to Bible and ancient languages scholar Dr Michael Heiser, as well as this excellent video received earlier from Paul Keith Davis, founder and leader of White Dove Ministries, about prophetic models from and operating in “The Age to Come” :

Personally, this is all highly encouraging and brings to mind what was indicated to me about it 7 years ago as ‘The Book Beyond the Bible’, which I blogged about in Supermoon Monday’s Blood Moon and The Age To Come as below:

‘At an inter-stream conference in March 2011 in Winchester, King Alfred’s capital of Saxon England, the Lord drew my attention to the unwritten book hiding behind my Bible’s back cover! That is, beyond The Apocalypse, or Revelation given to Jesus Christ, for showing to and recording by His close disciple and apostle, John.

‘As noted in Revival 1: glory stories, I sensed in worship that the Lord wants me to focus upon the eventual new earth and new heavens, especially the appearance from heaven of The New Jerusalem. That is, to not only be involved in and understand the times of His return, but also and more importantly to focus upon His ultimate aim for the Church, as in Revelation 21-22 and its existence and purpose beyond the Bible’s cover!

‘That pre-blog email recounts subsequent encouragements for understanding that this all relates to ‘The Age to Come’.’

About 10 years ago I was particularly blessed at a conference in Bath where Paul Keith was teaching. As a listed art-deco cinema, the sanctuary area of Bath City Church has cinema seats sloping down to a broad, deep level floor in front of a raised platform. I recall him teaching from that floor when he got a prophetic word for someone sitting in the rear of the auditorium. Suddenly, he strode up an aisle to deliver it closer to the person. However, whilst passing me in an aisle-seat on his left, he turned to look directly at me and told me: “Await His return!” – Wow, was I undone!

So although Paul Keith was about to deliver a word he must have been diverted by the Holy Spirit to convey a brief command to me – one that must be mightily important for me to know and obey as an essential part of my destiny!  So, I can but trust it’s true!

Also, I’m not the only one having grounds for believing in the distinct possibility of Jesus Christ returning in their lifetime. A friend informed me he knows a lady in her 80’s who’s assured she will live to witness that event. And Nicholas, author of the previous post on moving into the Millennium is of a similar mind.

Why the dates in this post’s header?  1989 is when I encountered Jesus. 2009 is when I began writing about End-times and biblical and contemporary prophecies.

Lastly, let’s remind ourselves that the ‘Age To Come’ has been accessible to disciples since the earliest days of the pristine church, as witnessed by the author of the book to the Hebrews (New King James Version):

The Peril of Not Progressing

6 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to [a]perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this [b]we will do if God permits.

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, [c]if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.

For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

SELAH

Moving into the Millennium

This by Nicholas is especially recommended for I suspected he’d follow up on our short public and private discussion on this topic by publishing his thoughts on this matter, on which I too have prepared a post on The Age To Come to follow this re-blog. In particular, we’re on the same page re last sentence of his opening paragraph…

All Along the Watchtower

Many contributors and readers at AATW know that I believe the return of Christ is near. I will not state a year or make any of the specific predictions that date-setters do. I do not believe He will return in the next year; all I can say is that, in my spirit, I feel the coming and believe it will be within my lifetime.

I have held this belief for some time. It is born from an intuition, deep within, and from reading Scripture. Jesus in His Olivet Discourse gave a sequence to help us understand when His return would be near: the Abomination of Desolation; the Great Tribulation; the darkening of the sky; the sign of the Son of Man and the return of Jesus on the clouds.

Without a proper understanding of this sequence, the Olivet Discourse becomes unintelligible. The intertextuality between the Olivet Discourse and the Book…

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2009 End-times revelation on ‘wheat & tares’ reinforced for 2019 (GPS#26.1)

Recently a number of previous insights and prophetic words have been reiterated as though stressing not only their important relevance but also and maybe more stridently because their manifestation is now drawing close. There’s been an increasing number on the parable of the separation of the wheat and poisonous weeds(!) known as darnel, or tares, now being applied to the sifting and cleansing of church denominations.

The latest on this is Neville Johnson’s letter from The Academy of Light in Australia and, in my humble opinion, is essential reading – especially in nearly coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the inward ‘voice’ I heard upon opening my Bible to re-read that parable: “This is ALL about to be fulfilled” (as told in The Endgame Is Now In Play and which started my writing upon prophetical matters).

Thank you Neville for writing as follows (emphases mine)

Dear Richard,

Well here we are again at the beginning of another New Year. However this year is not just another year. There are points in time which stand out more than others. There are seasons within seasons. There are epochs or ages which mark such times as the birth  and death of Jesus, the fall of Jerusalem, the Reformation etc. There are seasons within seasons which are important, like specific years in a decade. However this New Year is more than just another year. First, last year was a Jubilee year in which the reimbursements promised in the Jubilee year start to unfold now; ie. the end of last year into the beginning of this year. The last time there was such a significant timing was the beginning of the Reformation in 16th century. While this was a milestone in the history of the church, denominations began to emerge following the Reformation i.e. Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists, and Pentecostals etc. However, in this new and last season persecution will trigger a collapse, causing denominations to begin to dissolve into a people of the Kingdom of God. This will be of God’s doing. There will now be a period of removing the tares from the church. This must happen before the harvest begins.

‘Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
‘But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
‘But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
‘So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, “Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?”
‘He said unto them, “An enemy hath done this”. The servants said unto him, “Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?”
‘But he said, “Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
Matthew 13:24 -30

We are now moving from the church age to the Kingdom age. The ramifications of this are far-reaching. On the 26th December 2018 I had an encounter with the Lord and one of his saints, ie. cloud of witnesses, in which I was given some insight into this new era. This is the last era, ie. period of time before the return of the Lord. This said, we must understand that time is now limited and is running out. Now when major time seasons come to an end we must be aware of the implications.

First, there are aspects of the old that must not come over into the new. When a baby is born the umbilical cord must be cut off. While the umbilical cord was instrumental in nourishing the baby it cannot stay connected to the mother it must be severed.  The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has become one of the latest to advise medical professionals to wait at least 30 to 60 seconds before clamping and cutting.

Throughout a pregnancy, the umbilical cord carries important nutrients and blood from the mother to the baby.  If the cord is not cut off there is a very real chance of infection as the placenta begins to rot.  So it is as we move on into a new era, much of the old must not come over in to the new.

There is much in the old season that will not work in this new season
‘Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
‘Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.’
Isaiah 43:18 -19
After Joseph’s great trial he called his first son Manasseh:
This is interesting because the Name Manasseh means ‘forgetting’ in the Hebrew.
‘And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father’s house.’
Genesis 41:51

After the great trial Joseph went though it was time now for him to forget
‘Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.’
Phil 3:13 -14

Change can be daunting somewhat, particularly when it comes to how we do church. However change must come. One of the greatest pictures of what the end-time church looks like is found in the encounter that Jacob had with the ladder that reached up to heaven. The house of God was supposed to be a gateway to heaven where heaven touches earth.

‘And Jacob awakened out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
‘And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
‘And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
‘And he called the name of that place Bethel:’ (The House of God)
Gen 28:16-19

The description of David’s Tabernacle gives us another insight into these end-time people of the kingdom. It pictures an open heaven a place where heaven and earth meet. Gateways to an open heaven will be opened up across the earth in many places and churches. There will be echoes in nature that reflects this change from the old to the new. Signs of the new season.

Many have been under attack from witchcraft targeted against them and also many churches have been targeted over the last few years by this spirit This Jezebelic spirit has hindered many but in this new season change is coming in regards to this demonic aggression. The rise of true kingdom power and authority will begin to escalate. Kingdom health will start to prevail in many. The season of trials will emerge into great blessings just as winter gives way to springtime. True Josephs will come out of prison. That which has been built on the sand will disappear and that which has been built on the rock, the teachings of Jesus, will stand the coming storms. In this new season Kingdom love will release Kingdom faith, authority, wealth, and revelation. The awaking of the Kingdom within you will bring a tsunami of revelation and understanding. The parables of the Kingdom will also bring revelation, understanding and insights into this Kingdom age.

Many who have run their course will be taken home in this new season. It is graduation time for many who have run their race and have kept the faith. Age may have wearied you but your home-coming is awaited eagerly by those on the other side.

‘I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
‘Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them  also them that love his appearing.’
2 Tim 4:7-8

Change is in the air the set time to favour Zion has come
‘But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.
‘Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.’
Psalm 102:12-13
‘When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.’
Psalm 102:16

SELAH

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Timing of listening to ‘Time’

G’day readers.

How did your day start as you got under way?  Do you notice time seems to have different speeds when you’re getting up? Sometimes I have to get a move on to beat the clock and be ready at a specific time. One day ‘hare’ minute-hand scoots along as tho’ haring around the ‘milestone’ circle – but another day it may saunter as though half awake, and ‘tortoise’ hour-hand lies huddled in its shell.:

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My childhood intro to time and different speeds!

Soon after starting my search for ‘truth’ when a young man, I read that time’s related to consciousness. So I noticed its measure may depend upon alertness.

Decades later and living at a more leisurely pace I notice this puzzles me. For example, in the bathroom I’m usually wide awake when swiping a razor around my face – rarely am I drowsy and, if needing to be on the move, I keep an eye on my watch as it sneakily heads for a deadline.

I’ve noticed differences on some days between how much I can get done in that early half-hour. Maybe my wrist-watch speeds up or down, or maybe it’s simply all down to my body-clock. Even so I’d agree with Justin Abrahams’ claim that, of its own nature, time does go at different speeds – maybe I get my own ‘time bubble’ in the bathroom!  But I’d much prefer to learn the practicalities of his claim to having done a two-hour wash, wax and polish of his car in half an hour!!

After posting the first announcement about Justin’s podcast on engaging Time in February I found the timing of my listening to it was intriguing!

podomatic-justin-abraham-time2My first attempt at listening on my phone failed to work. Not having done this on my phone before I found out later that the talk did download but I needed a better ‘ap’. Anyway, it was much better this way because it grabbed my attention when I was able to give it. Had it worked it would have distracted me from a personally relevant event at the conference I was going to.

At least a couple of aspects of what Justin teaches on that podcast were relevant to that event as well as to other recent things. First, I’m amused I’d been thinking of something from dim, distant days – “He who grieves most, grieves for wasted time”. It was one of many such quotations that had been used to prompt me to search seriously for the truth and meaning of life just before the famous Beatles turned into hippies and then got into transcendental mediation.

A Few Thoughts on ‘Time’

I hope anyone who followed my suggestion to listen to Justin’s podcast (here) didn’t find his excited assertions too daunting. Perhaps his approach is too ‘off-the-wall’ for some, yet his experiences and insights are worthy of due consideration and reflection.

Those of ‘glued-on’ adherence to the literal Bible text and fixed interpretation, according to whichever adopted translation is cleaved to, may have difficulty with his challenging but Biblically-based concepts. I very much like his familiarity with scientific concepts, from which most Christians shy away. It’s something I’d urge my brethren to get to grips with in order to marvel even more at Father’s handiwork.

Without being in any way dismissive, however, it would be interesting to see evidence for Justin’s claims regarding postage dates.  Also, as above, I’m ambitious to clean, wax and polish the car in such an unexpected short time-span as he experienced for two! 🙂

I recalled what Charles Shamp taught on the prophet Daniel travelling in time and seeing the stars at Jesus’ birth, thus leaving instructions on what the Magi should look for in the sky and why (Supermoon Monday’s ‘blood moon’ and The Age to Come refers).

Bobby Conner – Time Disappeared

Bobby_Carolyn_Conner_500pxAlso, I was reminded of what Bobby Conner said in Bath city about ten years ago. After returning from a trip, he phoned his wife Carolyn from the airport to let her know when to expect him home. It’s usually well over an hour’s journey, so his thoughts turned to the Lord whilst driving. Only twenty minutes later Bobby came to the junction for the road leading to their house – total time: under half hour!  Huh?

Miraculous, or a tall story? And is it Biblical??  My overview Eternity and Prophecy refer to three examples in scripture of time having been distorted and broken. And remember…

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no-one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end…

I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken from it, God does it, that man should fear before Him.

That which is has already been, and what is to be has already been; and God seeks an account of what is pursued [so that history repeats itself – Amplified Bible]. (Ecclesiastes 3:11 Amp; 14-15 NKJV)

[Drafted early March 2016]

On engaging and governing Time – in the first 15 minutes…

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Justin Paul Abraham (credit Gloryrevolution.net)

…examples of time ‘miracles’ and outlines on time travel, time ‘slices’, time ‘bubbles’ and bending of time popped up in Justin Abraham’s teaching upon Time (see introduction). My near transcription/notes of the first quarter hour is below – parentheses and emphases of topics are mine.

Now and then he jokes with his audience about getting their brains ‘fried’, BUT they’re in good company!  It happens to experts too!  Mathematicians and scientists continue to be puzzled over the profound paradoxes of quantum physics. Phil Mason opens chapter three ‘Time and the Quantum’ of his book Quantum Glory (2010) as follows.:

A number of scientists who are kept awake at night perplexed by the counter-intuitive world of quantum mechanics have devised additional experiments in order to probe more deeply the bizarre attributes of the sub-atomic world…we need to note that these additional discoveries will totally mess with our heads concerning the nature of time itself…a significant key to understanding the quantum enigma hinges upon the issue of time as it relates to quantum space.

Justin relates Biblical prophecies to the science of relativity and quantum physics but first sets the scene to his in-depth lecture with scriptural backing. (Hence my inserting the full text of Ephesians 5:16 after Lion Bites’ Heavenly Time-Management in A prophetic word from God about Time….). So let’s dig in…

His teaching is based upon his recent course material on ‘new creation’ plus personal and others’ experience (eg his wife Rachel, Ian Clayton, Milly Bennitt  – as herehere and here – and on facebook). Claiming this session will be very helpful and change our lives (as with his family), Justin begins,

“This is a truth for our generation, because the Bible says, ‘Redeem the times…’ (Eph 5:16-17). So we can redeem time…’Redeem’ means to take (back) power from another…

“You, the ecclesia (church) are to govern – so is time governing you or are you governing time? ‘cos time is a substance!…When you ask someone what time is, not many people know what time is because we’re passing through it.

“Everybody used to think since Newton’s era that all of us are all in the same time at the same time and that time’s the same everywhere…what Einstein found was that time is relative, that time exists only for you as a person.

“He said the perception of past, present and future is “a stubbornly persistent illusion!” So have you ever been in a moment where you’re having a brilliant day but someone’s having a wasted day? So – they’re in a different time!

“It’s a different time on another planet to what it is here ‘cos it depends on your definition of time what time it is…Let’s say you’re on another planet around another sun, what time would it be? How would you define time there?

“I didn’t know time isn’t moving at the same time everywhere…(refers to film ‘Interstellar’ as illustrating how time works.)  Basically, time’s a stretchy fabric and you can shape time and stretch it so that we can do anything in time – time can bend – it’s a substance called the 4th dimension (space being the 3rd).

“Time is actually a substance that we can redeem the power of.

“Now in the Beginning Adam was in Eden and there he had what I call ‘rich’ time – there was no sweat, he was energised and everything’s done in rest and ease…So we’re meant to live out of Eden where there’s enough time to do what you need to do.

“So can time be stretched so you do in one hour what’s normally done in two? Can time be bent? Can time be stopped? Can you step out of time? These are what I want to look at…

“Your brain might already be frying but you need to learn about it, because everyone in this room’s got a relationship with time!

“What I want to do in this session is redefine your relationship with time so it becomes our servant and you govern time so it always works for you – and you have time miracles!!

(Justin claims to have had some ‘crazy’ time miracles since the Lord started teaching him about time but cites three, two of which Royal Mail time stamps are empirical evidence. – where somethings were sent and stamped as from the future but manifested before that in the recipient’s ‘present’ time – ie. had already been done beforehand, yet proven to come from the future and the goods thus obtained before the causative action! 

He says that news was posted on facebook and someone in the Royal Mail replied it’s a miracle because “the whole system is based upon those time-stamps”!  Also, another’s response was that since childhood the Lord had allowed them to travel in time and see events. This reminds me of the Chinese street urchins who’d seen events recorded in the Bible before they’d heard about them: see Visions Beyond the Veil – God’s Revelation to Children of Heaven and Hell by H.A. Baker.)

“It came from an encounter in heaven where I realised everyone arrived on time, although going at different speeds (gives example) – in the Kingdom time will fit what you want it to fit! The time doesn’t rule you, it expands depending upon how much space you need.

“The Bible says, ‘See that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil’ (Eph 5:16)– ie. the days are ‘evil’, so since Eden we’re in ‘poor’ time…(As no-one else knew about this Justin invented his own terms for different kinds of time, and because…)

“The Lord’s been teaching me about time and showing me how different types of time can be in the same room…Ian Clayton would say to me “It’s strange: I’m getting a day’s work done in an hour now!”…I don’t understand it!

“It’s interesting when you have a time bubble someone can walk past you and not see it happening. (Cites personal examples of poor-time and rich-time distortion where energy is not lost.)

“If any man is IN Christ he is a new creation (2 Cor 5:17 and cf: Ian Cayton’s excellent teaching on what ‘in’ means: ie. ‘IN’: fully within Jesus’ whole being.) So you’re not from here, you’re not ‘terran’ as the earth’s going to pass away and you can’t define yourself as being from here…you’re born from above!

“God is looking for us to reveal Him, to become Sons so that we mirror Him in His divine essence – as we’ve born the image of earthly, so now we shall bear image of heavenly man. Now, if you’re in Him and He’s in you, what’s God’s relationship to time? He’s The Beginning and The End, the Alpha and Omega and He exists beyond time.

“It’s really interesting, all of time has already happened (according to science). So time in this era looks like a funnel post-Big Bang and then it’s made of ‘slices’ called space-time, which is like a loaf of bread! All of those slices already exist – all you’re doing is passing through your perception of where in the slice you are.

“This is why Moses could go back (to Creation); this is why John could go forwards (to see the New Jerusalem)…why David could pull the future into the past and have David’s Tent, which was the future era…why John could go right to the End and check a different time…why Isaiah could move forward in the timeline and say a virgin would give birth, and the suffering servant, the glory would come and that the earth will be transformed…

“So space-time exists and God’s in time and honours time and regards time as precious. The reason He invented it is so everything happens in its own space – that’s why we have space-time, time is not separate from space. They’re a grid we exist in, The reason He invented it is to allow, and we can enjoy, the richness of the moment – the alternative is that everything happens at the same time! – I know that’s strange to understand.

“God allows time but we’re not meant to be defined or limited by time – so we’re meant to know the times and seasons but it’s not about knowing which slice of time you’re in but of knowing The (appointed) Times, The Seasons…it’s about knowing where we are in the strand of DNA (spiral nature) that goes through time – the divine strand, the golden strand – knowing your place within it and your context within it and your relationship with time.

“So, we’re meant have an interesting relationship with it, to ‘taste the power of the Age to Come‘ – it’s a bigger creation than we’re in now and…it goes out like that (pointing)… we’re meant to ‘Taste’ of the power of the Age to Come, which means we pull from out of another creation (dimension?) backwards, which means time bleeds back.

“In Newton’s time we thought time was a river only going one way – we now know through quantum physics time it’s not going one way, it goes both ways (backwards and forwards) – it’s our perception of it that’s going one way! (Eg looking through telescope at light, that light in the past ‘knows’ you’re going to look at it and so it collapses.)

“If you didn’t look at it it would just be a wave pattern, but it ‘knew’ in the past that you were going to do it!!  So you’re looking at something changes the past!!

“I know that’s hard to accept but I’m teaching quantum physics here but it’s the truth – it’s called ‘the observer effect‘ – you collapse wave patterns into photons (strictly speaking – photons into waves or else particles, depending upon methodology; even if experimentally delayed!!) by observing them BUT it goes back into the past! (see glossary in introductory post).

“So you’re already distorting time. When prophesying you’re decreeing the future shaping earth around the future – you’re future gazing! You’re answering the ‘phone call’ (Jer 33:3) into the future, your tasting the power of the Age to Come! It’s interesting as we approach that changeover more of its bleeding back. So we had little bits of ‘bleed-back’ – like Enoch …who completed ‘the ring’ for he lived out of the End at the Beginning. Same with John… as you approach that Age, the mount of bleed-back gets thicker.

“In other words, where it says in scripture that ‘heaven is drawing nigh’ – so when David had the Holy Spirit before Acts 2 (Holy Spirit coming in power upon Jesus’ disciples) he pulled out of the future and put it in his own time…he already had the Holy Spirit in the past even though He hadn’t been given – which means you can choose which time-slice you live out of.

“SO which era of Christianity, or Son-ship, are you from?

“This is how I bend time and change stuff around me: I’ve decided that I refuse to live in the time that I’m in! The heroes of the faith did not live in their own time…Elijah, Cuthbert, Columba, (mystic leaders of the Celtic Church)…Enoch lived out of a different time.

“Enoch went back into Eden before the cross had happened, because it had already happened, because Jesus was crucified before – outside of time! All of time’s encoded with the record of the Crucifixion because it happened before the foundation of the world (Rev 13:8).  This is why the seven spirits (Isa 11:2) look omnipresent…

“If you think of this as a box called ‘The Beginning’ and then this bit outside it is ‘the before’. So there’s ‘The Beginning’ and ‘The Before’ …In the beginning, that’s when God created Wisdom and the other spirits (Isa 11:2), they exist there and that’s why they seem omnipresent, because they’re actually from a bigger dimension – but which dimension are you from?

“This is where it gets really interesting – that we were hidden in God in the Before the Beginning – so we actually exist as He is…This is why angels are different to us – they may be in different times depending on where they are in Creation…

“For example: as time’s like a fishing net and if you put a tennis ball in it the net wouldn’t be pulled much – that’s what gravity does. It bends time just a little bit like a light planet such as the moon, a heavy planet pulls the net and makes the days longer. So depending on which planet you live on, the days are a different length…(further explanation)

“So how do we move in time? As we spread into the Cosmos how will we define time?

“Remember all of Creation’s waiting for us (as Sons of God – Rom 8:19-22) which means, whether we accept this or not, earth’s just our cradle…where our infancy happened. We’ve got a Cosmic Mandate – ALL of Creation is waiting for the revelation of your Son-ship to free it from decay..(talks about immensity of the galactic ‘deep field’).

“I think God wants us to grow up! – He wants to be the definition – He’s the Chronometer -(NB: confirmation from Lion Bites prophetic word on Heavenly Time Management – which started this series!) – we come from Zion!

“The thing is, we’re all quantumly entangled into Him! This means we’re in Him and we exist in Him even though we exist here – that is where ground zero is for me….we don’t define ourselves by times or season because that’s to say the sun and moon govern us and we can only go as far as the headship we’re under. So do you define yourselves by them and want them, their influence, to be the governing body for you?

“And so God said to me,

“It’s time to master Time!”

Justin checked the meaning of ‘mastery’, diligently learned about the subject and noted, “Daniel saw that the antichrist, or the spirit that’s against the anointing of Christ, shall intend to change the set times and laws” (Dan 7:25). He then disclosed that,

“The first time I spoke about this I felt so bad I’d spoken on it that I sat down and said, ‘Lord I’m sorry, I must have gone too far’.

“And the Lord said, ‘If you don’t manage it, someone else will’.”

To hear what Justin says next listen to podcast at Podmatic/CoBH – Time.

On engaging and governing Time – introduction

Our consideration of the convergence of scripture and modern science begins with this expanded version of a post published on 18 February 2016. We’ll learn how the theories of relativity and quantum physics – under-girded by the ‘queen of sciences’, mathematics – may match the supra-natural nature of God’s word in the holy Bible. Attention is drawn in particular to the important concept at the concluding section – last but not least!

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This graphic is so apposite in view of my references to Time’s spiral nature, as in earlier posts on The Nature of Time and Eternity & Prophecy, as well as the mini-series on Time starting with Prophesy to 2014 and Talking to Time seems to work.

Most importantly I’d remind everyone that Jesus Christ is Lord of Time and so you may also like to read the prophetic word, “I Am The Lord Of Time”.

In an intellectually demanding session at Glory Revolution in Melbourne, Australia, Justin Paul Abraham talks about how he engages with TIME and how this fits in with the Word of God.

This of deep personal interest because of what I’d sensed of the ‘book beyond the Bible’s back cover’ – ie, The Age to Come (see On Eternity and Prophecy).

So, I tracked fully with him, listening a few times and recommend your taking time to listen to his Podcast here, as announced on Company of Burning Hearts. Justin attests this is life-changing material for Christians – it’s certainly cutting edge!

“This is a sweet truth that will liberate your days! You are  not a slave to time!”

He claims the Lord taught him the necessity of learning to master Time because when the antichrist comes he will attempt to change times and seasons (Dan 7:25 – ie. usurping the Almighty’s function of changing times and seasons, as at Dan 2:21). Justin was told that if he doesn’t stick with the difficulty of teaching it, then the Lord would use someone else!

For ease of reference my close transcript of the first quarter-hour is next. In the meantime – if you have opportunity. Savour the session’s full impact via the preceding link to the podcast. May the Lord bless your listening, weighing and waiting upon Him.

QUANTUM PHYSICS

As Justin refers to science and the ‘observer effect’ in quantum physics, you may find the following brief glossary helpful (emphases mine). Its startling discovery isn’t so ‘spooky’ to born-again Christians!

Light – small section of the electromagnetic spectrum (EM), all of which is measured in frequency of oscillatory wave motion. Renowned dual-slit experiment demonstrated that light is waves, or particles (ie. quanta; singular = quantum), or both!  Similarly for sub-atomic matter.

Counter-intuitive – earliest experiments revealed astonishing fact of quantum mechanics that light adjusts itself before, and according to, later experimental observation; thus affecting results and as though displaying intelligence!! (Known as ‘the observer effect‘.)

Sub-atomic particles Quantum Glory - cover‘It is a unique property of the quantum world that sub-atomic particles have the capacity of being in two places at the same time. In our macroscopic world of classical physics the last thing we would expect is to see someone bi-locate right before our eyes so that suddenly they can be in two places at the same time. Yet in the counter intuitive world of the quantum universe this is exactly what is going on all the time’ ‘Quantum Glory’ p 68, Phil Mason. (Also see link below.)

Tunnelling – quantum process whereby particles pass through impenetrable walls and barriers (like Jesus at John 20:19).

‘Without quantum mechanics’ explanation of how electrons move through materials, we would not have understood the behaviour of the semiconductors that are the foundation of modern electronics…would not have developed…microchip and modern computer… without the advances in our knowledge thanks to quantum mechanics there would be no lasers and so no CD, DVD, blu-ray players…would not have smartphones, satellite navigation or MRI scanners’  (‘Life On The Edge’ pp 21-22).

Entanglement“probably the strangest feature of quantum mechanics. It allows particles that were once together to remain in instant…communication with each other despite being separated by huge distances…its implications are so extraordinary that even Einstein refused to accept it, deriding it as “spooky action at a distance”! (Profs. Jim Al-Kahlili & Johnjoe McFadden, University of Surrey, Guildford, ‘Life On The Edge‘ p 30.)

Also, this from ‘The Nature of Reality’ by Stuart Clark and Richard Webb (New Scientist  24 Sept 2016) – for very good summation of six main problems in physics visit Intropy.

Solution 6 – Information

“…But entanglement does seem to be at the root of many mysteries, and the recent hints that it could be the warp and weft that holds space and time together. In that case what is entanglement? The best we can say is that it’s some sort of collective information shared between particles. That highlights a common theme in more cutting-edge physics: that understanding space-time, and the route to the more unified picture of nature generally, lies in treating information – not matter and energy – as the most fundamental thing in the universe and understanding better how it works.”

Particles sharing information across time and space – just a faint hint of how believers in Jesus are linked across heaven and earth to Him and our Father through His Holy Spirit.

NEXT > continue by reading a transcript of the session’s first 15 minutes >>>

For another briefing see this blog’s Does Extraterrestial Intelligence Exist?

On eternity and prophecy

Re-published from this blog’s Cycles and Time hub as third background item for soon upcoming posts on the convergence of scripture and science:

In the beginning God, (He) created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light!”, and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. (Genesis 1:1-4 NKJV)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. (John 1:1-2 NKJV)

A few thoughts:

CREATION

‘In the Beginning…’ not only means God and Jesus and Holy Spirit existed at the start of time but also implies they existed before the Beginning. That is, the Holy Trinity exists outside the creation of our known four dimensions of space-time.

The Holy Bible is God’s revelation of His Story from the beginning to end of our created world, of specific historical actions and of events foretold but yet to take place.

ETERNITY

When Jesus unexpectedly burst – uninvited – into my life I realised that someone whom I’d thought of as only a historical personage, or supposed New Age Teacher, is still very much alive!  His existence must, therefore, be outside our space-time continuum in a dimension beyond ours = heaven and eternity.

Since that life-changing night-time visitation in 1989 He’s blessed my with a hint of that supra-dimension:

AGE TO COME

Revival 1: Glory Stories tells about what I sensed from the Lord in Winchester and then in Bath city some years ago. The distinct  impression was of the existence of the equivalent of a new book to be written beyond the Bible’s rear cover; ie. after the Book of Revelation. Maybe it exists as a thought in the Almighty’s mind before it’s eventually decreed and then comes into actual existence? (Rather like Abraham and the patriarchs ‘waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God’ – Hebrews 11:9-19.)

That is, this invisible, immaterial book would continue Revelation’s closing prophecy of the physical manifestation of a new earth and new heaven with the City of God. It could mean eternity will be merging into time, heaven coming to earth at long last – the ‘Age to Come’.

OR, maybe this is something the Lord will unravel and open for the ecclesia (Church) to learn about and understand?

TIME DISRUPTIONS

The following scriptures give examples of time being discontinuous, when it was:

  1. Stopped – on that unique day when the sun and moon stood still as Joshua fought the Amorites and their allies (Joshua 10:12-14).
  2. Went back – When king Hezekiah lay sick the Lord promised to lengthen his life by 15 years and gave as a sign the shadow of a sundial going backwards; or the sun’s rays were affected to bend the shadow (Isaiah 37:5-8).
  3. Split – according to the fulfilment of the ’70-weeks’ prophecy the Lord gave Daniel, of which 1+62 weeks (years) were to be continuous until the arrival of Jesus. The final 7 weeks would follow at an unspecified time in the future (Daniel 9:20-25). It is this ‘end-time’ of 7 years that’s awaited with great anticipation and expectation.
PREDICTION

This comes by the unction of the Holy Spirit to prophesy and which conveys what’s on the Lord’s mind for His people at the present time or which He will bring about. As with Apostle John, maybe some OT and NT prophets were also able to enter the supernatural, eternal realm to perceive future events from that dimension? (See Prophecies & Visions hub.)

Coming next: a prophecy for physicists followed by an introduction to the scriptural and scientific aspects of engaging Time >>

2017, the significance of 70 years and Smith-Wigglesworth’s vision

Upon reading the full transcript of Malcolm Duncan’s message it resonated deeply within my spirit – as well as directly relating to personal experiences. Please bear with me as some of it necessitates reiteration.

Revd Malcolm DuncanWe should note Malcolm’s reservations mirror those of Wigglesworth’s contemporaries over his unorthodox, questionable ministry methods – but whatever the Lord wanted to heal or expel got accomplished. (Bobby Conner recounts his astonishment at seeing a dubious church leader in Jesus’ presence but being rebuked because he’s the Lord’s servant!)  Malcolm’s remarks upon weighing what the Lord may be saying is an object lesson in the prophetic. NB:

“…Denis shouted “And brother I came into the kingdom in 1947” and the minute he said it I thought, “I think God is saying something to me”.
“I think Denis…he used you as a prophetic voice…So what came into my head was “the Smith Wigglesworth prophecy of 1947”.
“I turned to Pauline and said, “Did Smith Wigglesworth prophesy his prophecy in 1947?”, and she said, “I don’t know but I was born in 1947”.
“But as soon as I heard Denis I thought of the Smith Wigglesworth prophecy, which was very unusual for me and made me think, “What are you saying Lord?” I went back and I read it again and thought – “There is something stirring in my spirit here.” (Emphasis added)

Pauline’s reaction is mine too for I always recall that vision’s year is my birth year. Also, the timing of 50 years until my witnessing his prayer partner’s ecstatic joy at also seeing what will be happening across the British Isles is etched in my memory, as told in the previous post.

Yet there’s another reason – and it connects into Malcolm’s thoughts on 70 years as being significant. AND I can offer what he doesn’t – a confirmatory explanation! He said,

“2017 is 70 years after the prophecy was given. 2017 is also 50 years after Jean Darnall’s prophecy, which was given in 1967, when she saw little fires across the UK ablaze and then a river flowing through the UK and into Europe…

“Is God saying something with these two things? The 50th year after Jean Darnall’s prophecy, a year of jubilee. The 70th year after Smith Wigglesworth prophecy, just like there were 70 years of captivity for Israel…I feel like Daniel must have felt like when he found Jeremiah’s promise after 70 years and said, after 70 years I am going to do something.

NOW, this leads into something I’d intended to finish relating to revelations upon timings received last April.  I will be more concise than when I was trying to formulate and clarify what I was learning.:

Charlie ShampOn Good Friday 2015 Charles Shamp taught on the coming September’s fourth blood-moon as marking the beginning of the time of the Army of God. He believes it starts a two-year period that’s open for all believers, but especially for a glorious company praying things from the Age to Come. Thus, the two years until September 2017 will be an extra-special period, not judgmental and destructive.

The details are recounted in A Scriptural context of…the Blood-Moon Tetrad; and under ‘2015 Feast of Tabernacles Blood-Moon’ header in its follow-up post I reported Charlie’s reasons. Those posts were written last September, but the first ones on that Passover-Easter conference appeared a year ago this month. Furthermore, I blogged about the personal significance of 40 and 55 year periods in ‘God-incidents’ Validate Cycles and Point to Near-Future.

70-Years Period

I didn’t, however, explain the personal relevance of 70 years to 23rd September 2017.

As in those posts, Charlie relates that date to the prophet Daniel’s forecast and bequest to the Magi of his revelation on ‘The Star of Bethlehem’; a reappearance of which is expected in astronomical stellar and planetary alignments of 23.9.2017 (note: not astrology!). More specifically, this future event relates to Revelation 12:1 – John’s vision of the woman clothed with the sun. (For more read Nelson Walters Who Is the Woman of Rev.12?)

My reaction was – “My 70th birthday’s the day before!”.  So the 23rd September 2017 will start a new 70-year period for me.

70 is a biblically sacred number the two factors of which are perfect numbers, 7 and 10 representing perfection and completeness respectively. As such, it symbolizes perfect spiritual order carried out with all power, and can also represent a period of judgment (courtesy BibleStudy.org, which gives other examples to those Malcolm cites). Also, Jewish scholars teach that ‘The Torah has 70 Faces’, or levels of interpretation!

Last year saw 70th anniversary celebrations over the end of World War II, and other occasions. 2017 will be the 70th anniversary of crucial events in the birth of the state of Israel. In A Few Thoughts To Mark the Occasion of the 67th birthday of that state, Joel Rosenberg writes about a critical occasion in 1947 on the UN Partition Plan for Palestine upon the British withdrawal from that Mandated Territory, as follows:

‘To succeed, the Partition Plan needed a two-thirds majority vote of the U.N. General Assembly. With just days to go before that historic vote on November 29, 1947, however, supporters of the plan were still three votes short. Some have suggested that President Truman personally called leaders of other nations to encourage them to support the American position. Others say he didn’t but that staff in his administration did; the record is not clear. Either way, most historians—including David McCullough, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his extraordinary biography Truman—acknowledge that Truman wanted the plan to pass and played a role behind the scenes. In the end, Truman got his way. The Partition Plan dramatically passed at the last moment, thirty-three to thirteen, with ten abstentions’.

2017 – Unity

Malcolm Duncan gives his reasons for 2017 being a significant year and seeing a move of God in the UK, for which he believes God is asking us to get ready in many ways. I will cover this essential aspect in another post…

By the way, Erik Hadik, the financial analyst I occasionally blog about, gave this forecast last June on 2017:

‘The culmination of so many diverse cycle in 2017 keeps receiving powerful validation. For instance, the convergence of 8-year, 17-year and 40-year cycles – all related to China – have been forecast to accelerate into 2017.’

We shall see what we shall see…