Wake up Welby! Reform may be on the way…

Oh that the angelic ‘Reformer’ referred to in the previous post would quickly come and strike some spiritual sense into the Church of England’s entire leadership!

As expected, Dr Adrian Hilton, known under the pseudonym of 16th Century reformer ‘Archbishop Cranmer’, responds to the weekend television’s Robert Peston interview in Welby: “I really, genuinely do not understand” Christian support for Trump.:

‘The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was interviewed by Robert Peston on Sunday. He spoke about the British economic model, economic justice, investment, skills, apprenticeships, automation, robotics, AI, equality for all, food-banks, housing, Brexit, Northern Ireland, trade, unionist identity, the Good Friday Agreement, public enemies, and media headlines which stir up hate and division.

‘Before you kick him, he also spoke about Jesus’s command to care for and love the poor, the judgment of the Old Testament prophets, the need to build communities by loving one another, and the imperative of reconciliation with God through Jesus Christ.

‘So far, so good.

‘Then Peston mused about the “amazing support” which Donald Trump has from Christians in America. “Do you understand why fundamentalist Christians in America are so supportive of Donald Trump?” he asked the beaming Archbishop.

‘Rabbit…. headlights…

“There’s two things going through my mind,” Welby cogitated. “Do I say what I think, or do I say what I should say? And I’m going to say what I think.”

‘Marvellous, thought the ‘Peston on Sunday’ producers, as they contemplated the imminent Twitter storm and media furore.

‘Marvellous, thought Christians everywhere: the transparency, integrity, honesty of the man. What a breath of fresh air.

‘And then it comes: “No, I don’t understand it. I really, genuinely, do not understand where that is coming from,” said the Archbishop, speaking exactly as he thought.

‘There was a bit of rambling before Peston reprised: “But the fundamental point is that you don’t understand why the fundamentalist Christians in America seem to regard him as being the answer.”

‘The Archbishop raised his hands, more in bemusement than blessing. “No,” he said, “But then… I mean, you look… you look at the situation… maybe they felt… I don’t know… I just have… I don’t understand it, is the simple answer.”

‘But the odd thing is he went on to provide an answer in the very minute following. Peston asked the Archbishop: “How important is truth in politics?”

For Justin’s more alert answer to that question read Cranmer’s full opinion here.

My deep desire is to avoid divisiveness and so, for other than indirect references in my coverage of the apostasy of the Anglican Synod last July, I’ve refrained from blogging about this brother-in-Christ’s personal frailties. Secular and Christian media have covered those all-too-spectacular issues of Welby’s acceptance of SSM as well as remarks on transgender issues in schoolchildren – not to mention the consequential surrender to parental censorship of Christian teaching in C of E schools (as here)!!

However, in his ignorance of a matter important to Christians over ‘the Pond’, some of whom are regular readers this blog, and because of my frequent coverage of our spiritual linkage then it’s incumbent on me to comment on this issue. So, by way of informing readers of ‘Cranmer’ I submitted this on Justin Welby’s bewilderment over American Christians and president Trump.

‘DOH!’ – my reaction to his comment; or maybe that should have been Justin’s response rather than utter befuddlement! It wasn’t surprising in view of his inability under interrogation to refer to basic Biblical teaching on sexuality, or on childhood gender confusion.

‘I’m not standing in judgement of either brother-in-Christ – one a British AofC, the other an American ‘sanctification-work in progress’ but appointed by God for ‘such a time of this’. In keeping an eye on the spiritual ‘Bridge o’er Pond’ I’m simply offering an explanation of Justin Welby’s lack of knowledge and understanding.:

‘As oft-said herein, very few in the Anglican hierarchy know the mind of our Father or they’d appreciate prophecy; not only what the Bible foretells about today but also as brought by modern-day prophets. Hence, the cluelessness about Brexit and Trump! Moreover, in allowing the CofE’s move into apostasy, it’s no wonder Justin cannot think like our American brethren do – especially in their adherence to basic Biblical belief, repudiation of Replacement Theology and their consequential, associated support for the state Israel.

‘As one example, I cite the panic Reuter’s film crew experienced in Detroit on 4 Sept 2016 after Trump not only received a standing ovation at a black church and praise from its Afro-American bishop, but also was given and wore(!) a tallit (Hebrew prayer shawl), a Jewish Bible and offered his prayers – the crew were told to cut the feed!!! (Last section of https://wp.me/p1Y1yB-8DU refers)

‘Trump’s personal appreciation of Israel and energetic emphasis upon returning the US to the role of ally unquestionably plays a HUGE part in wide Christian support for this radical president.’

(I later point out that Trump and his diplomatic team may come unstuck if they wish to continue previous administrations’ mistakes of encouraging division of the ‘holy land’ – William Koenig covers this in-depth in his weekly bulletins from the White House.)

Fellow Cranmer readers offered other sound reasons for Christians supporting Donald Trump as president of the USA.

We need to pray for Archbishop Justin Welby…and for the reformation indicated in Dr Theresa Phillips’ vision!

PS: watch video newscast Anglican Unscripted #348 – Baffling While Baffled where American Kevin Colson asks Revd Gavin Ashenden for his reaction to the astonishing portion of the Archbishop’s interview (begins at 2:50 point).

Charlie Shamp prophesies on the UK’s Awakening – #2

THE KAIROS MOMENT IS MOVING INTO THIS NATION. THE UK & AMERICA ARE INTERLOCKED TOGETHER FOR AN AWAKENING

Continuing from #1. Note these posts cannot cover the whole session of the ‘Maximum’ gathering, so do watch the archive video to receive Charlie’s inspirational teaching in its entirety. At 1hr 51min into the evening of 19th October he says:

“As I was flying in, I was coming in, I was flying over the city of London; 1 Corinthians 16:9 came to me, where Paul said, ‘I have a great and effectual door, but there are many enemies’.  The Lord said, ‘See there’s the paradox, the comparison. What are you going to stare at, what are you going to look at?  Are you going to look at the enemies, Or are you going to look at the effectual, fervent door that I’ve given to you?  Are you going to look at the massive door of opportunity that I’ve given to you to step into what I am doing in this season?’

“Sometimes we’re waiting for this thing to come, when God says, ‘No don’t wait, just jump in now.’ We want to test the waters sometimes to make sure that they’re right. But God says stop testing the water and get fully into what I am doing. We look at all the circumstance and the situations that we’re facing around us, and we say, ‘Well, when the timing is right, when it’s just the perfect time.’  The Lord says says, ‘No, no, no, right now, the Kairos moment is moving into this nation, and the positioning of the supernatural and the positioning of the Spirit is what we need to step into right now; when the Kingdom of God begins to just move in such power that it cannot be contained within the four walls of the church – hallelujah! – that the door that is open to us is open so wide, that we can bring others with us…..”

“…..I am telling you, THE UK AND AMERICA ARE INTERLOCKED TOGETHER FOR AN AWAKENING. They’re interlocked together for an awakening. THE LION IS GOING TO ROAR SO THE EAGLE CAN FLY! The fire is going to jump oceans, back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. The fire is going to jump oceans back and forth. The fire is going to jump back and forth.

“We’re on the prophetic timetable of heaven.

“There is a pattern within the context of scripture, that when God is going to move, He positions a people in an upper room to receive what heaven has, so that the effectual door can be opened, and they will move through the door in power, despite the adversaries; despite those that would come against; despite those things which are attempting to stop the move of the Spirit. The Lord will position a people, and He will position them to receive the outpouring of his glory and power, in order so that the outpouring that takes place within them, they will in turn begin to carry it out…..”

“…..I am telling you, there is a separation coming that is going to distinguish those that carry true authentic Holy Ghost power, and those that are just religiously standing and trying to persuade people to stay within the boxes and confinements of religion. The future does not belong to religion; it belongs to Holy Ghost-filled people, and the church and the body of Christ.

“The church is going to shine brighter and brighter in this hour, and religion is going to fade. Because the fire and the power and the glory of God is going to begin to come upon his people, as they begin to come into unity, and they begin to tarry in that place.”

Selah

Continued in part #3 >

Holy harvest is ripe for reaping – Time is running out!

In her opening message at last week’s Revival Alliance UK gathering in Birmingham, its hostess Lori Arnott Lawlor of Harvest Ministries told of a vision the Lord gave her when she wanted to ease back on her ministry. Lately, He’s reminded her of its importance.

Lori had a picture of being with many others fishing from a huge boat. Everyone along the deck was working very hard hauling in massive nets brimming over with fish. Her arms were aching so much from this immense and ongoing catch!

Therefore, she stressed NOW’s time to take Jesus out of churches and for Holy-Spirit filled believers to go into the public places and introduce people to His deep love and healing power.

Other Revival Alliance leaders from UK (Ken Gott & Dave Campbell), Canada (John & Carol Arnott), USA (Bill & Beni Johnson), Bulgaria (Georgian & Winnie Banov) and from Mozambique (Rolland & Heidi Baker, over in the concurrent conference in Norway after a UK tour) also reminded us that, in view of the signs of our being in the End-times, it is now absolutely vital to get outside churches into the streets and reap the harvest!

It should be our priority!

These leaders connected to the Toronto Outpouring are some of the few who allow Holy Spirit into their meetings; as does Church of His Presence in Alabama, through whom we heard yesterday a direct report from a church in Beaumont, Texas, that’s helping as many casualties of the terrible flooding as possible by taking and being Jesus outdoors in the disaster area!

AND SO it was most interesting to return home and read a couple of dreams that Tony Puccio had over the weekend, as well as an earlier one related to Lori’s ‘fishing’ vision:

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

‘I had a dream where I saw Jesus seated on His throne. He was leaning forward looking down at the earth. In His right hand, instead of a scepter, I saw a sickle which one would use to harvest wheat with…’ (published Saturday 2nd Sept)

‘I had a second dream where, like the one posted the day before, I saw Jesus on the throne with a sickle in His right hand. However, this time His was not on the world but on the church. I saw Him weeping and could feel that His heart was heavy. When I saw what was going on inside the church I understood why. What I saw was people dancing like one would see in a square dance, not that I am saying square dancing is evil.  What I am saying is is that I felt the Lord’s grief because the church is ignorant of the hour, the day, or the season that it is in. As He was looking at the church i heard the words, “they’re not ready” 

‘In another part of the dream I saw Jesus standing outside of the building called church which begs the question if Jesus was outside why would anyone want to go in. It sounds much like the Laodicean where Jesus was on the outside as well. In the dream I saw Jesus standing on the outside as I stated above, However, He had a sickle in His right hand and I saw Him trying to give it to the people entering the building called church but they totally ignored Him and proceeded to go into the building.

‘The body needs to know the hour, the day, and the season that is upon us. The Word clearly says that My people perish because of lack of knowledge.’ (posted Sunday 3rd).

See also The Harvest Is Plentiful (Nov 2015), Catching Any Fish? (Jan 2017) and my GPS#8 – on Britain Becoming a Fisher of Souls Once Again.

England ablaze: another vision from Arizona

Aurora-uk: image credit Telegraph

Thank you to my ‘cyber-friend’ Tony Puccio in Tucson for your heart and prayers for the UK and reporting what he senses from the Lord showing him what’s about to happen on his global horizon over the ‘Pond’ far to the east:

ENGLAND ABLAZE, ANOTHER VISION

As I was reading Richard Barker’s posting this morning (Friday 25th August), regarding an unprecedented wave of God’s glory and fire coming to England, I saw the following vision:

In the vision I saw that it was night and I could see the waters of the ocean and barely make out the rest of Europe. Again, remember that it was night as this is significant. I then saw England glowing with a bright light in the midst of a dark sea and a dark night. I then saw people flocking to England and taking pieces of the light with them and leaving. What I am interpreting this as is that people will be attracted to the and, once there, will be transformed by the light, i.e., God’s glory, and take the light that they received with them.

Kitt Peak National Observatory outside Tucson (RBarker April 2008)

Interesting reflection of UK-US connection – and Big Ben

Walking home with today’s Daily Telegraph  in hand I spotted this ‘stop-press’ News Briefing down its left-hand side.

Instantly, I’m amused at how the linkage in our spiritual and political lives, as blogged earlier, is now showing synchronicity in the troubles our Prime Minister and the US President are both having with their own people, not the public.

We can discern the ‘devil’ in the detail – and it’s being especially provocative over the essence of our ‘Englishness’ – the law of the land based upon Magna Carta versus European Court of Justice.

Ours presumes ‘innocent until proven guilty’ out of which grew a globally-championed Common Law.  But European-Napoleonic law is different, as Dave Chapman highlights in his briefing paper EU – There is an Alternative.

Moreover, in my musing over the possibility of that devil doing a double-trial run in both the established church and our secular government for the purpose of testing out if it could circumvent the fulfillment of prophetic scripture, I cited two Parliamentarians as its unwitting ‘stooges’. One of these is Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, whom I saw almost trip over himself to grovel at Obama during his state visit!

He is the one responsible for silencing Big Ben!

A previous project manager and a director of the company maintaining the clock’s functioning have attested there’s no need whatsoever to stop it chiming during any building works. A Telegraph editorial Speaker Bercow is mistaken to play games with Big Ben comments:

‘…if the two Parliamentary committees whose job is to oversee the administration of the Palace of Westminster were unaware of the full implications of the work, who took it upon themselves to proceed?

‘Once again the finger points to Speaker Bercow, who is apparently digging in his heels and insisting that the plan must go ahead. It is extraordinary that the ringing of Big Ben is turning into a power battle between the Speaker and his critics in the Commons. This is something that could be sorted out with a modicum of common sense and a willingness to compromise. The nation waits to see whether Mr Bercow possesses the former or is capable of the latter, as befits the holder of his great office.’

Therefore, it will be astonishing if and when something supernatural happens with our iconic clock to gain the world’s attention, as claimed by Charles Shamp in what he’d heard from the Lord (Keep your eyes on Big Ben). OR, perhaps that stoppage is part of what is meant…:

“My eye is upon this land and my hand upon the nation’s time, a kairos moment is about to come! I will cause a sign to come from Big Ben that will mark the moment that I have changed the time and season for the nation of England and the city of London. Everything will stop and people will turn to see and hear. Tell my people to mark the moment when it comes to pass for it will be sign of great change in the land.”

Let’s pray there will be a specific action that’s unmistakably of our Almighty God.

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 SHAKING: watch for signs on earth and in the heavens

Although I don’t agree 100% with John Kilpatrick’s reasons for a pre-Tribulation ‘rapture’ of believers in Jesus Christ, some significant serendipity alerted me to pay very close attention to his latest message entitled Your Redemption Is Drawing Near. I’m amazed to discover upon transcribing some of its video that a particular time-stamp reinforces a personal ‘bridge over the Pond’!

WORDS OF WARNING TO THE WORLD

After bemoaning the dearth of good, regular teaching upon End-times throughout Western churches and the increasing ungodliness across American society and churches, John brings a profound, prophetic warning. His tone becomes increasingly sombre as he speaks more carefully and pausing often (see video link):

(at 2:10:50 mark) “I really believe that 2017 is pivotal; not just because of The Radiant Woman of Revelation 12 [RB: in which he refers to its astronomical manifestation in September]…and not just because it’s possible that this is a Jubilee year, nobody really knows, but there are indications...

(2:11:45) “One thing I can tell you is this: the Lord spoke to me a few weeks ago, two mornings in a row and He said, “The earth is marked for change”.

(2:12:00) “I heard it when I was coming out of sleep (pausing to wipe his brow) and the next morning when I was coming out of sleep I heard the very same voice and very same words: “The earth is marked for change”

“It so shook me I called a meeting that night, took my staff out to eat…and I told them at the end of the meal what I just told you – it doesn’t sound serious when I say it, but that’s because you didn’t hear the voice I heard! But whenever the Lord or Holy Spirit tells you that,  I wasn’t able to convey it like that. So you can’t tell what I felt – but I know the earth is marked for change.

“And that is not just the earth but is also the heavens – and the Holy Spirit has said to me there’s going to be such things begin to happen…it’s going to be so shaking to people before we get out of here, before the Lord comes to get us, there’s going to be so many things that’s going to shake people that, if you’re not forewarned, it’s going to shake you!

“You will remember my voice, you will hear my voice ring in your head a hundred times when things start happening and you’ll say, “He told us!”. I hope it brings you some comfort that I told you ahead of time… but you hear me; when things start happening there will be no more headlines of Russian collusion…no more talk of tampering with the election, all that won’t even be in the papers at all…I want to say one more thing.:

“I never really put two and two together ’til Friday as I was preparing my message – but because Donald Trump is president and not afraid of anyone he’s saying things most presidents would hold…and we need a president now who says what we need to hear, even if it’s insulting. So when he came out and said about ‘fake news’…yes, I began to realise I’ve been hearing a lot of fake news…There’s no collusion, there’s nothing to it, it’s all just hype..

“So now listen, listen, if the news media is reporting fake news and hype…and they’re holding back reporting things they need to report, and reporting things they don’t need to report; it all of a sudden dawned on me and the Holy Spirit said, 

“They will do the same things about the signs of My Coming – they will NOT report things that need to be reported that will shake the nations about the soon coming of Christ. They’ll hold it and talk about a bunch of nonsense”.

“And He said,

“My people will have to search it out and have to go to places of truth to get the truth because they won’t be able to hear it on the news any more!”

“You might not agree with that, but I’m ‘Donald Trump the Second’ up here today – I’m telling you things that you need to hear. I’m not afraid to tell you things you need to hear. I’ve got nothing to prove, I’m only trying to tell you things that will help you get to heaven…

“Don’t take for granted what I’m telling you about the heavens. I’m more concerned about that than I am other things because in 2009 the Lord gave me the prophetic acrostic R.E.S.U.R.R.E.C.T.I.O.N. – you remember? The one that stood out in my mind more than any other was the ‘S’ for ‘Signs’, and the Lord said there’s going to be signs in the heavens. And the Lord said to tell the people to warn them, because He said when the signs start happening it’s going to bring great fear on the earth!”

A VERY PERSONAL LEAD-IN

We watched that live-streamed service from Church of His Presence in the afternoon.  A few hours earlier at the morning service in Liphook, one of our ministers had encouraged us to come forward for a blessing for opening up,  or developing, our personal journey and calling in Jesus.

After a number of recent indications on how He’s been steering me since a young boy, I gained an insight into my mother’s preference for using my middle name – John. Homing into that, I recalled Apostle John was favoured by leaning upon Jesus’ chest, and subsequently by a visitation from which he recorded ‘the revelation of Jesus Christ’. So I briefly recalled His visitation to me one night in September 1989, as recounted in On a Trapdoor to Hell – Jesus Swoops to the Rescue.

Therefore, I was doubly intrigued a few hours later to hear pastor John start to teach upon the Book of Revelation and use that same description of John’s privileged place. Furthermore, the title of his talk is that of a scripture directly related to my encounter’s similarity to the Second Coming of the Lord. That verse appears in my late mother’s Missal for readings for The First Sunday in Advent, viz: ‘Lift up your heads because your redemption is at hand‘ (Luke 12:28) – see final part and illustration of Triple Validation…

Puzzle in Sky by Idea Go, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

YET it wasn’t until today that I discovered a THIRD connection in pastor John’s talk! It’s directly relevant to a personally relevant number referred to in those two earlier posts: 212 – the number of the house I lived in when a boy. AND those preceding links reveal earlier instances of such ‘serendipity’; that is, God-incidents!

In listening to the recording of pastor I’m ‘God-smacked’ by the indisputable fact that only when the recording has been playing for 2 hours 12 minutes does he start telling how he got warned upon awaking from sleep!!

Hmm, so we have something significant to contemplate and wait upon with the Lord -and those personal markers are telling me to pay attention because they validate His word to pastor Kilpatrick.  How about you, my reader, what do you think?

Casting Fire On The Earth

My thanks to Tony over the Pond in Tucson for reminding me of this vision, wherein he describes an angel as very similar to that of Robin J-D’s testimony in his recent Waves of Glory & Mercy About to Drop on Britain (part E refers).

My Dreams and Visions

I have come to cast fire upon the earth, and how I wish that it were already kindled!

These were Jesus’ words in Luke 12:49

I have had fire dreams and visions before and I have seen a vision today concerning fire. As I was driving the afternoon of 12/14/2015, I saw an angel. The angel was large and standing in the heavens above the earth. This is the best I can do to describe it. The angel had a bowl in his hand and the bowl contained fire. I saw the angel reach into the bowl and as he pulled it out he would fling his hand towards the earth and wherever the angel flung his had, you would see the fire fall in that area and begin to burn. I had a sense while being shown this vision that the angel was standing over the United States.

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GPS#8 – on Britain becoming a ‘fisher of souls’ once again

Digital Globe by Cooldesign, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

Yet another triple-strike of pieces for the ‘Invisible Jigsaw‘! Thank you Lord.

BUT today I’ve had such bother with internet dropouts again. Editing and finalising with screen going blank so my draft often failed to save properly. Thus it didn’t correct the url or permalink title from last night’s draft. The publication date should read Wednesday 5th July 2017 not 4th July – or does the Lord view it as ‘Britain’s Independence from EU Day’? !! (See Why Leave The EU? for latest.)

A couple of readers over the ‘Pond’ in North and Central America independently contacted me about a couple of prophecies on Brexit: Britain leaving the European Union. Then in came a ‘signal’ from less than a mile away!!

Yesterday, I received an email from a sister from the UK serving in central America about a year-old blog of mine – AND which is ‘God-incidentally’ relevant to a comment on last week’s first post!  Therefore, both contributions warrant close attention. Sister ‘J’ writes,

“I came across your blog a year back around the time of Brexit and have been following it ever since with interest.  I’m writing to you personally, rather than posting on your blog because my comments have to do with a blog you posted a year ago (28th June) entitled New Britain: free to fish for souls again and I wasn’t sure if I posted there whether it would be read..

“I have only just come across this post through following links from one of your latest posts.  It struck me at once that two significant things have happened in the past week or so: The launching of a new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and the declaration by the government of reclaiming our fishing rights around Britain.  As what happens in the material (world) so often is a reflection of that which is occurring in the spiritual, it made me consider that perhaps these words were now beginning to be fulfilled (and) submit this for your consideration and comment.”

In response to my acknowledgement ‘J’ replies, “…it also occurs to me to wonder whether the challenge that HMS Elizabeth had in leaving port (with inches to spare on either side according to the Daily Telegraph report) is also a picture of the delicate (yet successful) negotiations ahead of us in leaving the EU.

I couldn’t agree more with you ‘J’, but a minor point: the ‘battleship’ in that post turns out to be a much more powerful warship! Let’s check extracts from the two visions in that Brexit post (click title to read in full – emphases mine):

NEW BRITAIN: LOOSED FREE TO FISH FOR SOULS AGAIN 

(Vision of Battleship Britain Being Released from EU-rope – Debbie Jean ) ‘I… saw in a vision in a prayer meeting a couple of weeks ago….The Lord showed me a big grey battleship docked with heavy ‘guide’ ropes at a mooring…as I saw the big old type grey battleship…I heard the Lord speak to my spirit and tell me to ‘release the heavy guide ropes’ as we did this prophetically in prayer…the battleship began to separate itself from its ‘dock’ and move away from the shore…

(I Will Restore What Has Been Stolen From Great Britain – Maria June Williams) …”Do not grieve for what was lost but rejoice for this is the year of Jubilee and I will restore what has been stolen from your nation. Once again you will be known as the “fishers of men”, I will make you into a great fishing nation again, and I will give back what you have been robbed of through the deceitfulness and cunning of man and his laws….” 

Her contact reminded me of American Tony Puccio’s quip last week at the close of his contribution to Cleansing and Preparing for the Lord’s Glory to Visit Britain. We considered his comments in Paws4Thought, except for the last:

“You will have to be sure to send some of those “fishing boats” across the pond when all heaven breaks loose in Great Britain.”

I responded about that matter being the gist of the anointed word Lydia Marrow brought, “The Redcoats Are Coming! The British Are Coming!” BUT I’d forgotten about what my cyber-friend was really referring! He’d blogged last year in his post Brexit as follows, maybe in response to my above post (note: US-style dates):

“I had a vision just before going to bed the night of 06/30/2016 and it has stayed with me upon waking. In the vision I saw Europe except it was broken up in pieces with each piece floating independently in the ocean. I saw people on each of these pieces with oars in their hands and they were all trying to row their individual  piece towards each other but to no avail. Then I heard a voice say, “What’s done is done”.

“Later on that day I saw the same pieces as I describe above only instead of people with oars, I saw people with fishing poles and their lines were dropped into the ocean. I take this to be evangelism. Possibly evangelism could be a result of these events. I entitled the posting Brexit because this is what I sensed the vision had to do with.”

A year previously Tony had blogged in England Ablaze (one of several on ‘boats’):

“I saw a vision of the country of England as I was driving today 08/16/2015.  What I saw was a topographical map of England. In what looked like the uppermost right hand corner of the county I saw a small fire begin. What came to mind here is what the Lord told me a while ago which was don’t despise small beginnings.  I saw a mouth blow on the small flame and the flame grew to a fire and the fire eventually engulfed the whole of England.

“Along with this vision I saw a country(ies) in the same way I saw England which was a topographical map. I saw deep cracks which I saw as division in the Land and got the sense that healing will be forthcoming as well of these lands. The lands were related to England.

“This morning, 08/17/2015, am adding to the vision I saw yesterday. In today’s vision I saw many many row boats, note that I said row boats and not ocean liners, leaving the shores of England for other parts of the world. Each of the boats had a small crew and I only saw one person rowing.”

NOW, back to the present – and future!

Puzzle in Sky by Idea Go, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

ADDITIONAL CONFIRMATION – A 3rd PIECE ADDED TO THE PICTURE!

Also yesterday, the director of Acorn Christian Healing Foundation, Revd Wes Sutton, delivered a powerful message at the Tuesday morning service for healing. Newly ordained into the CoE priesthood at the weekend, Wes spoke on the necessity of submitting to Jesus Christ as Lord as an essential prerequisite for being anointed in the power of the Holy Spirit, as is clearly implied in Apostle Peter’s address to the curious crowd after the disciples received the Holy Spirit on Pentecost (Acts 2:14-36).

As an example relevant to the British Isles, Wes told about the 1921 Fisherman’s Revival in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth in Suffolk.  Fishermen from Aberdeen tracking shoals of herring down the North Sea coast visited those towns and the powerful presence of God brought them to repentance. Thus, they returned on fire for God to their various Scottish towns. Mainly because of the terrible weather 1921, was one of the worst herring harvests on record but it was a great year for the harvest of souls, as Michael Marcel notes in his huge resource UK Wells.

So we pray our 21st Century Britain soon sends out fishers for human souls, not just Dover sole.

As below, Isaiah 55:10-11 refers to how the Lord looks after His word of scripture and we may, not presumptuously, expect Him to also watch over rhema words given to today’s prophetical voices and bring about fulfillment in due course. We can think of His ‘Global Prophetical Signalling’ system as enabling those ‘in Jesus’ not only to discern what He’s saying but also to monitor the progress and performance of prophecies.

“…My word that goes forth from My mouth it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” 

Selah…

Comatose cop questions Jesus and is sent back with ‘2 minute’ warning – part 1

As a child living at the height of the Cold War and sometimes watching the slow flight of a delta-wing Vulcan bomber swooping like a menacing hawk over my house in north-east Cheshire, I was only too well aware of the ominous public ‘4-minute Warning’ of incoming nuclear missile strike against Britain. (Popular joke: “Enough time to boil your last egg”!)

So it was especially interesting to note a shorter timescale emerged – with a football motif! – in discussion over this exceptional email coming out of the blue!  Note: ‘code blue’ is the American medical alert for ‘crash’ response to cardiac or respiratory failure.

From Marty Breeden, Virginia, USA:

Richard,

Enjoyed your page and wanted to share this with you…….my testimony

I’m a full time Deputy Sheriff with the Page County Sheriff’s office in Page County, Virginia.

I died on July 17, 2015. I went totally “CODE BLUE” from Acute Respiratory Failure as a result of a CO2 buildup in my system from a “perfect storm” of health issues. Within 48 hours I would go “CODE BLUE” again. ALL this can be fully medically documented.

When I coded, I went through a tunnel. When I came out, I heard the Voice of the Lord. He said, “My church does not really believe I’m coming back soon!” He said it over and over and over again. Each time with more passion and more urgency.

Finally, I said, “Lord, we read about it, sing about it, preach about it, study it, we believe you’re coming back soon!”

The Lord responded and the timbre of His voice changed…..He said, “My church does NOT really believe that I’m coming back soon, for if they did, they would not be living as they are!”

……..Again, His voice changed and He spoke with even greater Urgency……He said, “I AM coming back soon and my church is NOT ready!”

Later, I would have another similar vision that would be confirmed in a miraculous way, this too about the Lord’s soon return.

I was instructed to come back and “Tell those things which you have heard!”

I’ve made a wonderful recovery; I’m back now full time as a Deputy Sheriff in Page County, Virginia. I’m married with 2 daughters. Everywhere I share my entire story, souls get saved and people rededicate their lives to the Lord.

Blessings, feel free to contact me if you are interested.

Deputy Marty Breeden

(If this video image is blank on Internet Explorer, click link to Trunews YouTube.)

In response to my query, Marty sent a link to the above video and told me his true story has featured on many US outlets to an audience of over 300,000.  It rang a bell and so I checked with James Bailey at Z3 News. He’d published Marty’s full account, which you can read in Part 2 of this post.

Thank you too to friends’ email that pertinently quotes Gandhi as rebuking Christians too:

“You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilisation to pieces, turn the world upside down and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of literature.”

Notes:

God’s GPS pingback: Australia>UK>USA then 2 back!

WOW, what can I say about yesterday! Simply being a messenger and seeing the Lord ‘connect the prophetic dots’ is utterly humbling. All I did was bat something from one side of the globe to the other. Here’s what happened:

Digital Globe with Hand by Watcharakun

After blogging about being bitten by two days’ Lion Bites I took lunch and afterwards found a most apposite email had arrived from Australia. So I re-published a word given to one of Australia’s Prophetic Council, Lana Vawser, as my previous post.

After whizzing it into cyber-space I gave it no more thought as I resumed my main focus …BUT…

I returned to corresponding with a deputy sheriff about his true story. The ball was in my court and I popped in a link to my ‘hot-off-the-press’ of the word Lana Vawser brought, in case it may help regarding their new fellowship in the Shenandoah Mountains, Virginia.

Almost by return – like an internet ‘ping’ – I got this reply: “Richard, I NEEDED THAT WORD!!! Thank you for sending it and she is SPOT on…(because)”

And within the hour yet another ‘Ping’!

This time a real pingback from a blog well over ‘the Pond’ on the Kansas-Missouri border (?), “This morning as I was reviewing a message from Richard Barker he shared a vision from Lana Vawser. I have to mention that here because her vision seems to be in tandem with something I was given three weeks ago, today. It seemed like there were some overlapping/similarities….” (see Multiple Confirmations).

Much as I’ve mused over how the Lord speaks His mind to born-again believers around the world, especially those entrusted with the prophetical office, in my noticing how pieces from His Invisible Jigsaw fall into place it’s also as though their action is the equivalent of the cyber-space GPS.

That is, the Lord has His ‘satellites’ in the ‘heavenlies’ and uses GPS (Global Positioning System – God’s Prophecy System) or, as I call it, Global Prophecy Signalling.  Hence, my occasional examples of the Lord’s GPS.

Digital Globe by Cooldesign

NB: definitions for internet PING and Pong.  Wordpress ‘pingback’ is a notification of an article’s linkage to another blog. Illustrations by courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

‘Violent’ Kingdom breakthrough, seizing God-given opportunities – part 1

Hand and Puzzle Pieces by Anusorn P. Nachol, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

The violence referred to in this post is not that of physical assaults upon and wars against individuals and people groups, as depicted daily in the media, but of human and natural processes of force, exertion and upheaval that bring about change and growth. It’s the kind of violence I learned about as a ‘newbie’ investigating Jesus Christ’s answer to a question about John the Baptist and the Kingdom of heaven.

This post was started a week ago and I inserted the above image but thought its quantity doesn’t match the data pieces I’m blogging about. Therefore, this morning I’m delighted to discover blogger RJ Dawson’s latest reply to his readers’ congratulations upon the 6th anniversary of Real Christianity. Without realising it, this goes direct to the very heart of my subject as one of those awaited pieces – thank you Lord!  RJ writes, with emphasis mine,

“The Lord gave us a picture one time of a morning sheepfold all crammed into close quarters for the night wanting to get out into the dewy field and into freedom. Once the shepherd opened the enclosure out they streamed. This is a picture of what must happen. Too many Christians have grown used to the protective safe space that certainly has its place in times of danger, and resist breaking out.”

I’m grateful for his expanding upon this in the Comments to this post, as below.

[To continue as drafted…] As intimated in my introduction to last Wednesday’s Lion Bite on ‘new boldness’ I wish to pick up on the previous week’s two posts on 2017 being a year of breakthrough.

Their re-posting was unplanned because I was simply checking matters upon return home and then continuing with my break from blogging. Nevertheless, I’d been impressed to post an extensive prophecy on 2017 from Cindy Jacobs’ team that had been languishing ready for publication – a quick task, BUT I just had to insert a short connective scripture!

Little did I know an appropriate message was going to be heard over that weekend on a similar topic; definitely not unusual, just another ‘piece’ of the Lord’s ‘invisible jigsaw’ dropping into place!

These are the relevant paragraphs of a fortnight ago today, starting with the sub-head:

APOSTOLIC COUNCIL OF PROPHETIC ELDERS’ WORD OF THE LORD FOR 2017 THE YEAR OF THE BREAKTHROUGH (click to read the whole paper)

2017: The Breakthrough Year

“The One who breaks open will come up before them; they will break out. Pass through the gate, And go out by it; their king will pass before them, with the Lord at their head.”
Micah 2:13 (NKJV)

Immediately preceding that title and passage, and by way of introduction, I connected it into the New Testament with the following:

‘The opening verse is directly related to Mathew 11:12 on Jesus saying “The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force”, according to David Bivin and Roy Blizzard in their Understanding The Difficult Words of Jesus (1983 page 123!). HA, on now checking the NKJV my bible opens right at the notes on that very verse headed, ‘Taking It By Force’!  The inescapable conclusion of this instance of ‘serendipity’ is: the ‘Author of the Bible’ is pointing His finger at both related verses!

Now, I’d add the Lord may want to point also to what was taught on the next Sunday too! (See Part 2.)

First, however, we should consider those verses and, with permission, I quote notes on verses and extract from ‘Kingdom Dynamics’ in Spirit-Filled Study Bible, editor Jack Hayward (emphases mine).:

vv11:12 – Though the Greek here is somewhat difficult to translate, the idea is that ‘the kingdom of heaven’, which Jesus set up as a powerful movement or reign among men (‘suffers violence’), requires of them an equally strong and radical reaction. ‘The violent’ who then take ‘it by force’ are people of keen enthusiasm and commitment who are willing to respond to and propagate with radical abandonment the message and dynamic of God’s reign (see Luke 16:16). This is an allusion to the messianic nature of Jesus’  ministry and to those who are participating in it…Jesus is likely recalling Micah 2:12-13 where the prophet speaks of the deliverance of the people from exile through the activity of the shepherd-like Messiah.

Taking It By Force, Conflict & the Kingdom – J.W.H. writes, “Jesus asserts the “violence” of the kingdom. The text’s unique grammatical construction doesn’t make it clear if the kingdom of God is the victim or if, as the kingdom advance sin victory, it does so through violent spiritual conflict and warfare. But the context does! Jesus’ references to the non-religious style of John and the confrontational, miraculous ministry of Elijah teach that the Kingdom of God makes its penetration by a kind of violent entry opposing the human status quo…The upheaval caused by the kingdom of God is not caused by political provocation or armed advance. It is the result of God’s order shaking relationships, households, cities and nations by the entry of Holy Spirit’s power working in people.’

Matt 11:12 ‘difficult’ common Greek translated literally reads, ‘the kingdom of-the heavens is-being-forced and the forceful-ones are-snatching her’. Note, Greek tense for ‘snatching’ is ‘harpazousin’, which reminds me of the renowned ‘rapture’ reference in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 to believers being caught up to meet the Lord upon His return!  Therein, the Greek is ‘harpagesometha’ – literally, ‘shall-be-being-snatched’. In other words, ‘seized’.

Those ‘verses of violence’ seem to contradict the rest of Jesus’ teaching. In their thesis Bevin and Blizzard refer to a ‘midrash’ (old rabbinic interpretation) on Micah 12-13 that focuses upon the ‘breach-maker’ (poretz), who isn’t the same as the ‘king’ and ‘LORD’. They suggest Jesus was referring to that understanding and the translation of His words is better as “The Kingdom of Heaven is breaking forth [not ‘suffering violence’] and every person in it is breaking forth”

‘Two tremendous things are now happening simultaneously: the Kingdom is bursting forth in to the world (like water from a broken dam) and individuals within the Kingdom are finding liberty and freedom’. John the Baptist is the breach-maker for he makes the breach in the rock-fence of the sheep pen (per Micah 2:12) is the Elijah of Micah 3:1 and 4:5-6 who goes before the Lord to prepare the way for Him. So, Jesus then follows John and leads His sheep through the gate – the iconic, powerful image of breakthrough.

Since then the Kingdom – the Lord and His sheep – has been breaking out. ‘Though Jesus does not refer directly to His own role as shepherd leading the sheep out, no listener could possibly misunderstand Jesus’ stunning assertion – I am the LORD’. The authors opinion, therefore, is that the Kingdom is not futuristic but has been in existence since that time!

So far, of the illustration’s five jigsaw pieces we have a sequence of four, viz:

  1. first of 2 posts published a fortnight ago today in between posts on my testimony into which I insert Matt 11:12 referring to a book influential to my walk, especially as post refers to ‘2:12’ (which related to a validation aspect of my personal testimony),
  2. second post on 2017 as year of breakthrough, this time for the United Kingdom,
  3. A week later whilst blogging on item 1, my bible falls open at the verse’s notes,
  4. Today I find R.J. Dawson’s prophetic picture relating to Micah 2:12-13.

In Part 2 we consider the fifth piece, but which preceded the fourth and like it and the first came from over ‘the Pond’ – seizing God-given opportunities.