Dream of the ‘Prince of Persia’ and the ‘head’ of the USA

I read this account before continuing blogging on the US election (Thursday) and realised it makes a most suitable follow-on. After prayerful weighing with our mutual friend Chris Moyler, Martin Perry submitted this prophetic dream and his conclusion impresses me for two reasons, as in the footnote. It also relates to a concluding part of the word Amanda Grace brought, as herein.

‘THE PRINCE OF PERSIA’ – a short dream.

I believe the following dream and explanation is to give God’s stratagem to defeat Satan’s plans for the world and to offer encouragement in the exposure of those plans.

In the dream I saw a soldier of middle-eastern looks, I believe he was representing “The Prince of Persia” – see Daniel 10:13.

He had happened upon what looked like, the head of a beautiful white American woman of about 28 years. old,. She was beautiful and had long black hair. Seeing this as a highly desirable trophy, he cut the head into quarter sections – front to back and side to side.

He then lifted up the right-hand side of the quartered head which had the face showing, and wrapped it up, and put into his bag as a souvenir, a trophy, for himself. There was no blood in the head. The other three quarters were of no interest to him and they were left behind.

He was very pleased with himself and was smiling at his victory!

I believe the head represents the “HEAD” of the USA, a country divided by Satan into quarters. The right and left sides of the face represent the visible parts of the USA; its political right and left wings. The back two parts of the head represent the parts of the US that are not visible; its silent majority.

The only section which he is interested in is the front “Right” section, since the other front section, the “Left,” is already in his power. And the two back sections, “the silent majority”, have no mouth; hence no voice and are therefore not a threat to his plans.

Having cut the “Right” out of the equation, he knew that the rest of the head was either silent or else in agreement with his wishes,. So this victory was very sweet indeed.

In the dream I was standing in front of the soldier, but remote from the action and invisible to him.

As he was packing his bag he heard a noise, which came from behind me. I could only see the soldier and not the beings who were making the noise, as they were approaching him.

The soldier looked up and his face changed from joy to terror as a blade of some sort fell on his neck with great speed, accuracy and supreme power. In one blow, his head was severed from his body, flew through the air and rolled across the ground some distance from his carcase. There was no possibility of recovery. I believe the noise was created by God’s heavenly host, the divine army.

In the dream, for a minute or so, he continued to expel air from his mouth in a painful sigh. I know that in the natural this is impossible, but this was the dream.

I believe it is a picture showing the end of all the doings and shenanigans etc, of the Cabal / World-wide Deep-State. At this present time, it believes it has the victory. But its end is coming very soon.

And when it comes, it will be swift and very decisive. There will be no possibility of the head being reconnected even though, for a while, its sound continues to be heard.

This means that those who continue to believe in, and push for, the Deep-State ideal will have to rebuild it from scratch, as with a new-born baby. The world-wide Cabal will have been so seriously unravelled that there is no way possible that it will continue to exist in its present form.

However, we do know from The Revelation of Jesus Christ given to apostle John that, in the final 7 years of this present Age, it will be allowed to rise again in a different form. Rebuilding will take years of time and effort. So, this looks like a very substantial victory for God’s Kingdom over this present world.

I also had a sense that the soldier who was executed was about 25 years old. This represents Satan’s Kingdom as possessing considerable strength and vigour at this time. The soldier, as a virile young man, has a proud sense of his own worth.  But he has yet to reach his full Satanic maturity and wisdom.

Summary

In truth America has not been beheaded, which is why there was no blood. This was, I believe, why I saw her as a head without a body. The “HEAD” was more like a fine and beautifully executed work of art – something real in the soldier’s mind, but not the reality.

The present position of Biden in the White House is a good parallel. His position appears to be real, but it is not!

In the same way, “The Prince of Persia” believes that USA (the woman in my dream) has been delivered into his power, because he has destroyed the power of the right wing, through this stolen election.

But it is all an illusion.

Lastly, why did I see the soldier as Middle Eastern, as the “Prince of Persia?”

In Scripture, we see this Prince resisting Michael, as he comes to answer Daniel’s prayer for Israel’s restoration.

Satan’s goal has always been to establish his throne in Jerusalem, from where he can proclaim his complete sovereignty over the earth, and bring to an end God’s plans for mankind’s full redemption.

In order to achieve this goal, he must destroy the USA, which is both the most powerful nation in the earth, and the most powerful expression of the JUDAEO-CHRISTIAN basis of civilisation.

Only then can “The Prince of Persia,” the Number 1 enemy of modern Israel, arise.

Every Blessing
Martin, 27 June 2021

RB Footnote: Martin’s conclusion relates to a prophetic word brought the evening before I read this and at the close of a zoom meeting with Catch The Fire Farnborough. Also, those points are directly relevant to how the Lord’s invisible hand brought my attention, as an anti-church New Ager, to the truth of the Bible’s End-times prophecies, as told in my brief Bio Info.

Political state of America mirrors the fall of ancient Babylon!

I managed to be able to watch this video (at fast speed!) recommended by a friend and pleased to listen to the introductory chat about how the Lord works with his prophets.

I’m very impressed with how solidly Johnny Enlow teaches (at 12 minute mark) about the ancient city of Babylon and its opposing king Cyrus, founder of the first Persian empire. Cyrus besieged it and cleverly devised engineering works to enable his army to invade right into the heart of this massively fortified city – AND it can be regarded as a a God-ordained forerunner of what’s happening behind the scenes in the USA today!.

I was delighted that John Barber and Chris Moyler were discussing it after the latter posted this on his Facebook:

Dear Friends,

Johnny Enlow brings us a very valuable historic perspective by covering in detail the biblical prophecies concerning Cyrus, the King who conquered Babylon. He points out that Israel was helpless in the face of this malign world power. Yet the prophet Isaiah spoke about him in detail, and described how he would enable God’s people to be restored.

In particular, he speaks of how the Babylonians, having been defeated by Cyrus in battle, retreated into their stronghold, which they believed was impregnable, but Cyrus overcame them in a single night.

Fast forward to 2021. The Global Cabal experienced a stinging defeat when their Hilary Clinton puppet was defeated by Donald Trump.

Now, having stolen the election, and having control of the 7 mountains, they believe that they are impregnable.

However, sudden and decisive defeat is just around the corner!!

As Johnny explains, the parallels between Cyrus and President Trump are simply stunning!  When God wants to move to bring a new epoch in history, no-one and nothing can stop him!

Seemingly, the Church and President Trump appear to be currently defeated by the great power of the Luciferian Globalists.

But the LORD’S DIVINE REVERSAL is just around the corner!

And, yes, we have been believing this since Nov 3. But these months of waiting have actually proven to be very helpful. The corruption of the Globalists is being put on full public view, as they seek to destroy President Trump’s reforms.

But most importantly, since Nov 3, a great deal more of the deeply hidden corruption is now in view, especially in very important institutions like the Supreme Court.

I remain supremely confident that God’s faithful prophets are absolutely correct, when they prophesied President Trump’s Re-election.

Chris x

PS. Joseph Canning comments on my Fbk timeline entry for the previous post:
“Two presidents… did you know the moment of the fraud’s fake inauguration was actually 10 mins early (11:50) and the previous term doesn’t officially end until 12:00 – so there was another fulfillment there too.”

Globalism created the Covid terrorist operation to trigger the Great Reset: Italygate is still the scandal that can foil the NWO’s plans – Cesare Sacchetti

Yet more informative background reading; this time with the prophetic visions of the beasts in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 in mind. This piece is by the Italian investigative author Cesare Sacchetti, whom I introduced to readers in Has Trump Surrendered, or Conceived the Most Brilliant Trap Against The New World Order?

In commenting upon Farcebuk Bans President Trump’s Interview, ‘High Plains Drifter’ Tim Shey brought my attention to Cesare’s tweet of yesterday, which reminds me of the word Timothy Dixon brought of the VP being betrayed and in turn rocking the Democrat party’s boat:

Now, please proceed with Cesare’s latest by clicking the link below:

Globalism created the Covid terrorist operation to trigger the Great Reset: Italygate is still the scandal that can foil the NWO plans

Who can interpret the times? — Wanda Alger

Thank and praise you Lord for giving my sister such an incisive answer to my concern on this matter…

“You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.” (Matthew 16:3)

There are those gifted to decipher hidden symbols and profound truths from parables in the night, but how many can accurately interpret the headlines of the day? Where are those with an “excellent spirit”…

WHO CAN INTERPRET THE TIMES? — wandaalger.me

 

Prophetic Watch on America and President Trump cont’d: 4 – spheres of influence and the First Horseman of the Apocalypse

In most ESSENTIAL, instructive teaching Able Praise identities demonic activity of not only America’s but also global media (including anti-Pope Francis!). It is directly related to Apostle John’s vision of the first of four horsemen of The Apocalypse being released after Jesus’ opens the first four seals of the 7-sealed scroll handed to Him by our Heavenly Father (Revelation 5). Abel writes in His Kingdom Prophecy :

AMERICA: PRESIDENCIES and SPHERES of INFLUENCE: THE MEDIA GAVE JOE BIDEN ITS THRONE

There are tremendous shifts going on in the heavens; as the saints wage war through prayers to enact the righteous Will of The LORD.

While we have our earthly perspective of leadership and how things play out on earth; we must also learn to gain heaven’s perspective; to see how the heavens are shaping the activities on earth.

Much more than the election of numbers in the earthly politics, there is the election of Thrones in the Heavens; and every significant political office holder rules through a Spiritual Throne that defines the sphere of their influence in the earth — and the things they have limit and permission to do.

The Scriptures in The Book of Daniel, Chapter 4 describe Nebuchadnezzar as a significant tree; a tree that had great influence in the heavens and the earth, just as Nebuchadnezzar had seen in his dream, and Daniel correctly interpreted when he saw that a sentence had been brought by a holy Watcher from Heaven, decreeing that the tree be cut down.

Likewise; The Scriptures also revealed something significant about Pharaoh in Genesis 41. Pharaoh was given the SpiritualTthrone of a Bull that ruled the economic sphere of nations.

Pharaoh had a dream where he stood at the bank of a river. The dreams of the seven fat cows and seven lean cows represented the seasons of the reign of and through Pharaohs of Egypt.

For Nebuchadnezzar, the tree was a prophetic symbol of the Spiritual Throne he was seated on, with which he ruled the nations at that time, and it determined the sphere of influence his reign would have; whether of healing for the nations as righteous trees represent, or of corruption spreading across the nations as evil trees represent.

The Spiritual Throne a leader sits on, shows which sphere amongst others they will have great influence in, where they will try to enact policies; and what sphere of the world their reign will have its greatest impact.

So when a leader is being elected; and choices are also being made in The Courts of Heaven; as they weigh the choices of men; the requirements of sacrifice; and the alignment or misalignment to The Proposed Will Of The LORD; the end point is that a throne is appointed to that leader; and it defines the direction of his influence.

So a leader, may arise bearing an Economic Throne; like The Pharaohs of Egypt stood as bulls at that time and will tremendously altered the financial landscape of the world, or like Nebuchadnezzar stood as a Tree; and tremendously altered the religious landscape of the world.

We see how, after he had lived through his sentencing for pride; and after the trial of the three Hebrew men by fire, The Scriptures record that King Nebuchadnezzar in more than one occasion passed decrees saying that all must worship the One True GOD [Daniel 3:29; 4:34].

This however, happened after King Nebuchadnezzar tried to alter the religious landscape of the world by forcing everyone to bow down to an idol — save, for the faith of Shedrach, Meschach and Abednego; and the intervention of The LORD being the fourth man in the fire; the plot to enact and enforce global idolatry was defeated.

We see this pattern also in the Book of Revelation as The Seven Seals were being unsealed. The Scriptures reveal In Revelations 6, as the first seal was unsealed; there was the sound of thunder; and there was one seated on a White Horse with a Bow and a Crown, and he went out conquering.

The sound of thunder is The Throne of Media. The ‘media’ isn’t just for news. The sum of all its streams into the world of men is intended to subdue men through controlled reasoning like we have seen through social media wars, as was in the time of Jezebel, when the true prophets were made to go into hiding.

This clearly shows one being given a tremendous Throne of Media; and the ‘media’ being a governmental tool that defined influence in the earth — conquering, oppressing and suppressing.

The Scriptures also records in Revelation 6:2; concerning the season of the Second Seal. John The Beloved saw, a Red Horse; and power was given to him who sat on it to take peace from the earth.

He was given a Red Sword; and he rode with the commission to kill and to make people kill one another.

Again; this is one given a Throne that ruled through the spheres of men that causes wars, division, racial tensions; the opposite of which is peace, unity.

One with this authority will have his greatest influence in the earth in the wars or peace and this will define the season of their rule.

One more illustration of this in The Scriptures can be seen in Revelation 6:7; when the season of the Fourth Seal was unsealed.

John The Beloved saw a Pale Horse; and death and hell rode on this horse; and economic authority was given to them; to kill with the sword, with hunger, and with beasts of the earth.

Imagine that! The sphere of their authority was the economy!

Every presidential reign through an Economic Spiritual Throne, will have great effect in the economies of the world, just as the Pharaoh’s had.

These are levels of truth and understanding. The Body of Christ must begin to rise to for what is to come in the days ahead.

We must reach deeper into The Wisdom of The LORD, for the battles of Kingdoms, Thrones and Territories unfolding before us.

Through this, we can actually discern what battles are going on — in the heavens; and have not just a news media political perspective; but a heaven-to-earth perspective, on what is playing out so we can labor right.

This brings me to the unfoldings in the Nation of The United States of America concerning the 2020 Presidential elections.

In the writings I co-authored with Veronika West on His Kingdom Prophecy; I had emphasized over and over again, Donald J. Trump was raised up as a Tree.

This is seen in how he has tremendously altered the religious landscape of the world and in bringing healing to the nations — the Middle Eastern nations.

I shared how I was visited in my home in Nigeria by three Archangels from the USA, and how they were discussing about The American Tree.

Veronika West also shared several revelations from The LORD about Donald Trump and the relationship with The American Tree.

One very profound revelation is the dream about The LORD meeting Donald Trump at the Rose Garden and Donald Trump standing by two willow trees (see In the Rose Garden).

There’s no doubt Donald Trump has had a tremendous influence in the religious sphere of the world; daring to reestablish the Covenant of The LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST concerning The Nation of USA; proclaiming publicly and on behalf of The Nation their submission to The LORD JESUS; restoring the covenant with Israel; and bringing healing to the nations; in terms of Israel’s relationship with other nations; amongst other things. (Emphasis RB)

In the HKP Word titled; “America and The Second Term Presidency of Donald Trump”, I shared dreams I had as far back as July 2019, showing how the election won by Donald Trump was given to another when the results were called; just as it has happened.

The significant part of that dream that stuns me till this day is what I said to Donald Trump in that dream telling him, “You did what you were supposed to do….” (Emphasis RB)

Going further, I have shared what The LORD had shown going forward; as to how the battleground is now shifting to The Courts.

However; The LORD began to draw my attention last night to this part of the Warfare I have shared above — beyond the Wars of Numbers, that will go on in The Courts — we must discern the Wars of the Spiritual Thrones and spheres the enemy is daring to possess and the areas he is daring to make inroads.

This is where the most significant victory must be gained.

In the published HKP Words; “America and The Second Term Presidency of Donald Trump” and “The Courts of Heaven”, I shared how I was shown The Harlot was contending for the Spiritual Throne and sphere of The Church.

There also was ‘a lying spirit’ that was contending for The Prophetic Throne and sphere of the prophets.

I shared how the enemy was fighting so hard to get the ‘Harlot—Lying Spirit’ duo to dare to sit over the spheres of The Church and The Prophets.

The most significant part of politics is not just the numbers or the figurative head, it is The Spiritual Throne and Legal Sphere of Influence given to that figurative presidential head, that determines the actual authority and spheres of life a presidential reign can influence. (Emphasis RB)

This is why in times like these, The LORD begins to raise up Daniels who can dare to stand as oversight over Thrones that perverse leadership sits on, The Josephs who will rise to be father to the Pharaohs; to be as oversight and a checkmate to the activities of kings who may dare to wield their authority in perversion; The Elijahs who will stand up against Jezebel and the weak king; to put their excesses in check and walk through the battlefield of the spheres they are ruling in.

Yesterday; The LORD began to say to me; that we must now begin to look in to see what Throne the enemy will try to give to his stooge, so we must know the Spheres he will try to rule through, so we know what wars lay ahead — beyond the politics of numbers — but to discern the Thrones and Spheres of influence, the battlefield is shifting into.

Just as I had explained Nebuchadnezzar standing as a tree to influence the global religious world; first in his attempt to enforce global idolatry; that was overturned by the faith of Shedrach, Meschach and Abednego, the second time, when his boastful pride led him to personal worship for what Babylon had become.

This brought about his punishment. These led him to make and enact decrees proclaiming The LORD GOD as the one True GOD to be worshiped.

I also briefly explained how the Pharaohs stood in as ‘bulls with great influence’, over the global economic sphere.

While the political process is playing out; I already wrote as published in His Kingdom Prophecy, how the enemy dared to raise up the combination of the ‘Harlot—Lying Spirit’ to dare to gain access to wield authority over the spheres of The Church and The Prophets, during this political season.

I am convinced that through the labors of the saints, there is a breakthrough in this and these spheres wouldn’t fall into the enemy’s hands.

However; The Burden Of The LORD came over me again last night; and The LORD was saying to me that the battleground is changing!

We must not deny the obvious fact that many also gave ‘rights of leadership’ through their votes, to choices that are ungodly and that is a voice of witness we must not deny.

So, while the process persists and advances to The Courts; we needed to press into what Throne and Sphere the enemy is seeking to give Joe Biden, and what area we must be ready to have a season of war in.

This concerns more than just the Nation of the USA. The global system of nations was coming to a time where the beast that ruled through the Nebuchadnezzars, The Pharaohs, The Jezebels and the Romans, were seeking to rise to oppress and suppress.

It will be a time for The Daniels, Josephs, Elijahs and The Pauls to arise and take their stand; to break through an oppressive and a suppressive spirit.

As I prayed through this, I woke up with this very short dream this morning. In the dream; I saw the four black scratch marks from the four claws of a voracious lion that had scratched, what I understood as ‘the wall of nations’.

I understood this lion to be The Media Lion Of The Nations. (End of Dream.)

As soon as I woke up, I heard, “The Media gave Joe Biden its Throne”.

As I woke up; The LORD took me back to this scripture concerning the unsealing of the Seals and the Thrones that were released and the Spheres they were sent to influence,
“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the [noise of thunder], one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer,” Revelations 6:1-2.

It’s important to note that, prophetically; The Lion’s Roar is like the thunder; and an ancient beast is daring to rise.

It’s character is that of ‘conquer and conquest’ and it uses all of the weapons in its arsenal to conquer, to oppress and suppress.

We have begun to see this through social media censorship.

Nations are beginning to consider laws to censor and control their populace through social media, A few nations already have that in place. However, this is a battlefield that will be revealed in a new way; laws, policies, ideologies, doctrines, economies like the cancel culture and more, may begin to be brought to the fore in a new way

This is a Sphere The Body Of Christ haven’t covered a lot of grounds. This is where we must set our hearts win; laboring in the spirit; in prayers, intercessions and actions — as we look forward to the political and judicial resolve of things.

This is a call we must also see from Heaven’s Perspective — a whole new battleground is forming before us!

We must not be caught unaware!

~ by Abel Praise, November 7th, 2020

How to Look for Signs of Jesus Christ’s Return

Whilst singing the Noel Richards’ chorus “Come Lord Jesus” in a meeting, my wife was noticeably touched by the Holy Spirit and heard, “It’s sooner than you think!”. I submit, therefore, the importance of revisiting this blog’s strap-line ‘Looking for signs of Jesus’ return‘ and of being sure we really do know ‘how to look’ for Jesus’ Second Coming.

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Prophets of the Bible: Daniel — JRB Publications

Further to references in my End-Times series to the Old Testament prophet Daniel (sign 10 in Briefing 3, Bible codes in Briefing 7, dates and visions in Briefing 8 refer), readers wanting to know more about his life and book will get a good grounding in John Barber’s article linked below:

Prophets of the Bible – Daniel

Click to read John’s next chapter of Prophets of the Bible – Daniel — JRB Publications

End-Times Briefing 10: the centre line – where are we now?

Annex A to Neil Mackereth’s paper Simplicity goes deeper into Matthew 24 signs than earlier Briefings 2: the ‘When?’ and 3: the ‘What?’ of Watching [cross-references to the book of Daniel are mine]:

1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

THE CENTRE LINE OF END-TIME PROPHECY – WHERE ARE WE NOW?

At the start of Matthew 24 the disciples are seeking Jesus’ acknowledgement that the Temple is a beautiful building.  They were shocked by His response, that the Temple would be utterly destroyed, not one stone left on another.  This startling prophetic statement leads them to ask two very significant questions:

“When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (Jesus responds to this as two questions, the second having two parts)

Before answering these questions, Jesus warns the disciples against being deceived by people falsely claiming to be Christ. This thread of potential deception by false prophets continues throughout the chapter.  Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 8: Daniel and ‘The Wonderful Numberer’ Jesus Christ

Now we examine one of the sparkling gems, a radiant diamond, found in the treasure trove of Unlocking the Biblical Watch of Messiah’s Return. First a brief recap: 

The Invisible Hand, Victor Dunstan (Megiddo Press 1984)

As at the close of Briefing 7, Victor Dunstan’s reference to three dates, or Time periods of differing length, given in the 12th chapter of Daniel point to 1917, 1948 and 1992, is derived from Dr Grattan Guinness’ mathematical work.  Subsequently, three ‘interlude’ posts tell how Jonathan R Hill has taken that work further in two books. Amongst a veritable plethora of biblical topics and scriptures he examines in-depth the role of ‘The Wonderful Numberer’ – Daniel’s chief supra-natural informant.

In his ‘Introduction’ to Unlocking the Biblical Watch of Messiah’s Return, Jonathan echoes Chuck Missler’s frustration, as quoted in Briefing 5, by noting:

“So many in the Body of Christ are ambivalent towards the Lord’s mandate to watch, but the Lord wants the church to awake! Messiah’s words to the sleeping Peter are the Lord’s words to His living body, who are currently on the earth at the end of this age: “Could you not watch with Me for one hour?” (Matt 26:40 NKJV)

This is followed by, and I’m grateful to Jonathan for his kindly permitting publication (emphases mine): 

‘DANIEL’S VISIONS

‘Daniel was privileged to receive extraordinary visions which were sealed until the ‘time of the end’ when many will run ‘to and fro’ and knowledge will increase. An apt description of our current world when knowledge and data are readily available via the internet.

Daniel 12:4 (NKJV) – “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”

‘The prophetic words of the Book of Daniel were sealed until the ‘time of the end’ – confirmed again later in the same chapter (Daniel 12):

Daniel 12:9-10 (NKJV) – And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed ’til the time of the end”. 10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.

‘Daniel’s ‘time of the end’ is now.

‘Earlier in the Book of Daniel a ‘when’ question was asked, regarding the desolation of the Temple in Jerusalem. The question was asked to someone called the ‘Wonderful Numberer’ [19]. The questioner (the ‘holy one’) clearly knew that the ‘Wonderful Numberer’ had the answer to the ‘when’ question.

Daniel 8:13 (YLT) – “And I hear a certain holy one speaking, and a certain holy one said to the wonderful numberer who is speaking: ‘Until when [is] the vision of the continual [sacrifice], and of the transgression, an astonishment, to make both sanctuary and host a treading down?’”

‘As will be seen [20], the wisdom of the ‘Wonderful Numberer’, who answered the ‘when’ question, is part of the ‘understanding’ sealed until the ‘time of the end’, when the ‘wise’ will understand. Moreover, the ‘Wonderful Numberer’ will be shown to hold the ‘Key of David’ [21] – the significance of which will be examined in detail [22].’

Notes:

‘[19] The Hebrew word for ‘Wonderful Numberer’ in Daniel 8:13 is ‘Palmoni’ (Hebrew ‘לפלמוני’ – Strong’s number 6422) and is only found once in all scripture . It is a ‘contracted’ word and contains the elements of two Hebrew words. The first is ‘pele’ and the other is ‘ma-na’. The Hebrew word ‘pele’ means ‘wonderful’ (see Isaiah 9:6) and the word ‘ma-na’ means ‘numbered’ (see Daniel 5:25-26). So, this contracted Hebrew word ‘Palmoni’ literally means ‘Wonderful Numberer’”. Taken from F.C. Gilbert’s book, Practical Lessons for the Church of Today, pp. 606-608, published by The Review in 1902.

Gill’s Exposition states: ‘another angel said to him that spoke, whose name is unknown, only called such a one, or ‘Palmoni’, which some render ‘the wonderful numberer’ or ‘the numberer of secrets’ or ‘that has all secrets numbered’; and apply it to Christ, whose name is ‘Pele’, wonderful; the eternal Word of God, that is in the bosom of the Father, and knows all secrets, and the number of times and seasons, how long they will last; what created angels know not, he does; and therefore they apply to him for instruction and knowledge in hidden things.

The ‘Wonderful Numberer’ is found in few translations yet many commentaries acknowledge this translation including Albert Barne’s Commentary, John Gill’s Exposition, Geneva Study Bible, Calvin’s Commentary, John Trapp’s Complete Commentary, Matthew Poole’s Annotations, Treasury of Scripture Knowledge and E. W. Bullinger’s Companion Notes. (See StudyLight.org Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Daniel 8:13)

‘[20] See chapter ‘Numbers, Triangles and Pyramids in Scripture’ and section ‘The ‘Wonderful Numberer’ as the Seventh Pyramid’.

‘[21] See chapter ‘Tools of the Watch’ and section ‘The Key of David’.

‘[22] See chapter ‘Tools of the Watch’ and section ‘The ‘Wonderful Numberer’ Holds the Key of David’.’  [Isaiah 22:22 << THAT NUMBER AGAIN! – RB]

Daniel 8:13-21 [Scripture For All Interlinear OT Hebrew]

NB: reference at note 19 to Jesus as knowing hidden things, ie ‘mysteries’, per recent post Kingdom Mysteries – Jesus Points to Mathematics (originally posted 6 April 2018).

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End-Times Briefing 7: New Ager sees first pieces of God’s ‘jigsaw’

How a New Age follower got hooked into the Bible’s prophecies.

A unique take from die-hard anti-Christian confronted by facts in non-Christian book!

As an ex-unbeliever rescued by Jesus Christ in person and ‘born-again’ by Holy Spirit into life everlasting through His sinless blood, I reiterate Chuck Missler’s concern:

“You may not believe what the Bible says, but what’s utterly astonishing is that so very many claim to believe in Jesus yet have no grasp of the idea Christ is to literally return and rule!”

The aim of these Briefings is to help my readers be better informed and thus grasp that truth. If an ardently anti-church guy deeply involved in New Age teachings, who viewed ‘Bible-bashers’ as bigots, could grasp and keep hold of this mind-blowing stuff, then how much easier is it for believers in Jesus to fully appreciate these things?

So, come on a revelatory journey with me: Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 3: the ‘What?’ of Watching > Signs!

So far we’ve considered the Who, Why and When we’re to watch. Now to the rationale of this blog, as stated in its title’s strap-line, ‘Looking for the signs of Jesus’ return’ and we examine what Jesus told us to look out for:

WHAT?

Omitting those which apply to the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70, here’s a selection of signs stated in the first Gospel (Mark 13), augmented by Matthew (chapter 24) and Luke (chapters 17 & 21) plus insertion of Paul’s first and follow-up letters to believers in Salonika, to whom he stressed the origin of his teaching; ‘For this we say to you by the word of the Lord…’

    1. “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations [‘ethnos’ – people groups], and then the end will come.”
    2. Disciples will stand before and councils, rulers and kings, beaten in religious assemblies: 
    3. Many will come in Jesus’ name, saying, “I am He,” and will deceive many.
    4. Wars and rumors of wars – nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom: “See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet
    5. “And there will be famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven ; All these are the beginnings of sorrows.
    6. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you and you will be hated by nations all for My name’s sake.
    7. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another…Brother will betray brother to death – a father his child – children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death and…
    8. “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 
    9. “But he who endures to the end shall be saved.”
    10. SO, when you see the ‘abomination of desolation’, spoken of by Daniel the prophet standing where it ought not (let the reader understand!), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” [This refers not only to the Roman standard placed in the Temple’s Holy of Holies but also to profane objects or person therein at any time (including its mount?)]
    11. “…in those days there will be tribulation such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be.
    12. “And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days….
    13. “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it for false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”
    14. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven…’and the dead in Christ will rise first,
    15. ‘then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up [‘harpadzo’ = rapture] together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…’
    16. ‘You know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety” then sudden destruction comes…’
    17. ‘Let no one deceive you…for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first (Apostasy), and
    18. ‘the man of sin (lawlessness) is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped,
    19. ‘so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God…
    20. ‘The coming of the lawless one is according to the workings of satan with all power, signs and lying wonders, and
    21. ‘with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they didn’t receive a love of the truth, that they might be saved…
    22. ‘For this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie (!!)…’
    23. “As it was in the days of Noah, so also in the days of the Son of Man: “They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.”
    24. “Likewise as it was in the days of Lot…on the day Lot left Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
    25. “In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife: Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
    26. “I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”
    27. “After that tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. (“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars…of heaven will fall and the powers of the heavens be shaken”)
    28. “and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
    29.  “men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth...
    30. “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 
    31. “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
    32. “Then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.” [The Rapture]

Jesus said, “Take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand.

Details from The Apocalypse, the book recording ‘the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants’ penned by His apostle John, will follow later.

IS THE END NIGH?

Not necessarily! I’m not of the alarmist brigade because, in my humble opinion, Jesus is coming back for a bride who’s ‘made herself ready’, which I understand to be a church that has been restored to move fully in the ‘greater works’ – one that has arisen with the glory of the Lord appearing over her and piercing the ‘thick darkness covering the peoples’ (see Revelation 19.7, Acts 3.21, John 14.12 and Isaiah 60.1-2). YET, it may be just over the horizon!

There’s clear indications this preparation is already happening through many ministries. Jesus did say, “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16.18).

On praying to our Heavenly Father, He instructed us to petition, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven…” (Matt 6:10).

The Lord’s Kingdom rule has yet to come in its fullness so, in my opinion, a reworking – even a significant sifting or pruning – may be necessary as the Lord finishes building his Church and believers make themselves ready for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

Next, we’ll briefly consider theological nuances of the meaning of ‘watching’…

End-Time Briefings:
  1. The ‘Who?’ and ‘Why?’ of Watching
  2. The ‘When?’ of Watching > NOW!
  3. The ‘What?’ of Watching > Signs!
  4. Theologically “Watch” means…
  5. Expert’s Excitement – Few Know This…
  6. Pastor’s ‘Sign in the Sun’ Vision Warns of Coming Global Cataclysm
  7. New Ager Sees First Pieces of God’s ‘Jigsaw
  8. Daniel and ‘The Wonderful Number’ Jesus Christ

[Scripture taken from the New King James Version; copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. used by permission. All rights reserved.]

Jarrod Cooper: What I sense God is saying about the Coronavirus

“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
For wisdom and might are His.
21 And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding.
22 He reveals deep and secret things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him.” (Daniel 2:20-22)

Today I began to pray about the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect upon my nation and the world, and as I prayed, I vividly saw God’s throne standing strong over a dark ocean of fearful global events. Immediately I was led to the verse: “The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned…

Continue reading at What I sense God is saying about the Coronavirus: — JarrodCooper.net

The depth of the five scripture passages of the 2nd Signpost — Mark Davidson

After learning about a ‘chiasmus’ in the Book of Jonah during Sunday’s service, it’s note-worthy how Mark Davidson explains this literary-spiritual device within certain prophetic passages on current events in the Middle-East…

While we are waiting for the next significant news item from Iran and the Middle East, it seemed good to have a review of the Scripture passages all having a say in the Second Signpost. This is meant to remind us that the Second Signpost, the invasion by Iran of the Middle East, is more […]

Continue reading at The Depth of the Five Scripture Passages of the Second Signpost — THE FOUR SIGNPOSTS

Bible Update: Red flag flies over Mahdi’s mosque: Apocalypse’s 2nd horseman may now have its sword!

ESSENTIAL READING: Mark Davidson brings what may be the most important insight you may read on the immediate aftermath of America taking decisive, defensive action against a regime that is actually hell-bent on bringing about the End of the World, as covered here on Richard’s Watch in many postings under the Mahdi tag.

It’s absolutely imperative ALL Christians – especially those in leadership – know about the eschatalogical impulse behind the Iranians engineering such a conflict in order to bring about the return of Shi’ite Islam’s 12th ‘hidden imam’, followed en-train by Jesus!!

For a fuller grasp of this dangerous doctrine browse through the above tag, starting with my blog of nearly 7 years ago Iranian Leader’s End-Times Declaration.

I never thought I would be writing an article like this, for I had never thought one single event could equate to the second horseman being made ready to make men slay one another. There are reports from Twitter and, at this point, only British tabloids such as the Express, Metro, and Sun, that something […]

Continue reading at Red Flag over Mahdi’s Mosque: Second Horseman May Now Have His Great Sword! — THE FOUR SIGNPOSTS

One thing prophet Daniel tells us to do – Mark Davidson

There are things we, as servants of Christ, must do in preparation for the end times. Some of them are written about here. One thing we might not think about in particular is shown us in Daniel chapter 1—and that it applies especially to the end times. Daniel 1 Applies to the End Times We […]

continue reading at One Thing Daniel Tells Us to Do — THE FOUR SIGNPOSTS

This is timely in view of my intention to refocus upon Watching for the Lord’s Return. For my coverage of Mark’s most interesting insights upon the Book of Daniel browse here.

More than a ‘coincidence’? More fun with numbers > Daniel 2:21!

In my recent journal of a week in blogging and numbers that cropped up on changing my car, its mileage and then getting confirmed by a prophetic word, thus indicating the Lord had joined in my fun, I referred to personal numbers of ’22 and ‘212’.

Now take a look at what I saw when nudged to check the statistics of posts when I was logging off at 5pm today:

It’s an intriguing repetition of numbers from Rick Davis’ prayer declaration based upon the Book of Daniel.  It’s the second time this numerical mirroring with my own personal numbers has happened, so this time I thought to take a screen-shot for the record.

 

Daniel 2:21-22 prayer declaration over the UK and our government

Thank you to Rick Davis for kindly permitting my publication of this posted today on the Prophetic Releasers’ Community Facebook group (and I love the numbers, because yet again ’22’ pops up, plus 2-12, as explained here):

As I have been in prayer this morning and other mornings, and in worship, in addition to the declarations just posted, Holy Spirit gave me more prayers and declarations:

I declare in accordance with His word in Daniel 2:21-22 that

God changes the times and the seasons;

He removes kings and queens and sets up kings and queens;

He removes and sets up Presidents, Congresses, Prime Ministers, Parliaments, judges and courts;

He reveals deep and hidden things;

He knows what is in the darkness, and reveals the deep and hidden things, brings them to light, exposes them;

He gives wisdom to those wise in His Kingdom Wisdom, and knowledge to those who understand according to His Kingdom ways.

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I declare that the Spirit of the Living God shall break through all fuzziness of thinking, all fogs and confusions, all lies and deceptions, and shall reveal the truth that all may see the proper Light and have the proper knowledge of Him and His Kingdom of Light.

I declare that the person God wants in the Prime Minister’s seat as a result of this general election will be the man of His choice, and that members of Parliament will also be persons of His choice, and not those of the devil’s, the enemy’s choice.

I declare darkness will flee the Light of God, and that Truth and Light shall reign in the UK and these Isles.

I declare that no word spoken against the will of God and His people shall prosper, but shall decline, shrivel away, lessen, and stop, in Jesus’ name!

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And these prayers:

In Jesus’ name, the Name above every name, the highest authority in heaven and in the earth, I ask that Boris Johnson and his cabinet, his government, would all come to know with no doubt that Jesus is Lord, and that God has raised Him from the dead, and that they shall come to receive Him as Saviour and Lord, counting the cost, and loving Him above all others and all else.

In Jesus’ name, the Name above every name, the highest authority in heaven and in the earth, I ask that Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon, and all leaders of political parties here in the UK would all come to know with no doubt that Jesus is Lord, and that God has raised Him from the dead, and that they shall come to receive Him as Saviour and Lord, counting the cost, and loving Him above all others and all else through the supernatural revelation of the Holy Spirit. I ask for Damascus Road experiences for them all — dreams, visions, visitations, all ending in habitations of God in them and showing forth through their lives.

In Jesus’ name, the Name above every name, the highest authority in heaven and in the earth, I ask that those of us who call ourselves by Jesus’ name here in the UK would humble ourselves, pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways, that He might hear from heaven and forgive our sin and heal our land!

In Jesus’ name, the Name above every name, the highest authority in heaven and in the earth, I ask that those who do not know our Lord Jesus or follow Him, would all come to know with no doubt that Jesus is Lord, and that God has raised Him from the dead, and that they shall come to receive Him as Saviour and Lord, counting the cost, and loving Him above all others and all else through the supernatural revelation of the Holy Spirit. I ask for Damascus Road type experiences for them all — dreams, visions, visitations, all ending in habitations of God in them and showing forth through their lives.

In Jesus’ name, the Name above every name, the highest authority in heaven and in the earth, I ask that the true Ekklesia worship and adore our Risen King, and set forth the actions of love and purposes of our Living God, sending out the message of salvation, and setting the atmosphere in the heavenlies to be full of Light and Life, and filled with the Presence of the Living God for good and for salvation, for healings, for reconciliations, for the whole of those living and abiding in the UK and these Isles, bringing forth a restoration of things in the Ekklesia from the inception of it by the work and countenance of the Holy Spirit, face-to-face encounters and changing for the better all who call upon His Name as a result of those encounters.

In Jesus’ name, the Name above every name, the highest authority in heaven and in the earth, I ask that tidal waves of those saved would came to those who know our Lord intimately, and beg to be taught, fed, and given drink in His Spirit that they might not stay babes in Him, but grow in the knowledge of Him and knowing their identity in Him to the end that the army of the Lord of Armies, the Lord of Forces, might have the ranks of His Forces, His Armies filled to the full that darkness will never subjugate this United Kingdom and these Isles again – forever!

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Please use these declarations and prayers as Holy Spirit leads you. Blessings be unto you all, my brothers and sisters.

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AMEN, my brother. This accords very well with today’s decree and especially its blessing (as at Day 66 of ‘Keep Praying & Bless’) followed by Prayer of Protection: Continue reading

Author tells me about watching numerically for Messiah’s Return

In our conversations this week about ‘watching’ our times according to Bible prophecy and his new book Unlocking the Biblical Watch of Messiah’s Return, Jonathan Hill tells me,

“As you know, I’m frequently considering dates and events and looking to discern their biblical relevance, as part of my ministry in the Body of Christ. The dates, which you graciously gave me a while back (of significant events in your life), often come to the surface more often than others! As such please bear with me over the next few paragraphs, as I think these thoughts may be important.

“Has the Body of Christ really considered what exactly the church is looking for in the biblical ‘watch’? Is just being ‘awake’, ‘alert’ and ‘vigilant’ sufficient? The assertion from Jesus to the church at Sardis was to watch because the ‘hour of His return’ is ‘unexpected’ and not revealed on the surface of scripture. They were personally exhorted by Jesus to watch for His return (at the Rapture) otherwise He would come upon them as a thief. The ‘watch’ is therefore more than just about being ‘awake’, ‘alert’ and ‘vigilant’ and specifically about the ‘hour of His return’.

“Revelation 3:3 (NKJV) Remember therefore, how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore, if you will not watch I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you”

“If the biblical ‘watch’ is more than just being ‘awake’, ‘alert’ and ‘vigilant’, what is it? This is the essence of the book ‘Unlocking the Biblical Watch’, because God has embedded (in the Bible) a simple mathematical pattern of triangular and pyramid numbers which perfectly depict God’s interventions across the ages.

“What is extraordinary is that these simple patterns are now appearing with pinpoint accuracy between globally witnessed events, especially those which relate to the transition of power away from the Gentiles in favour of Israel. Nebuchadnezzar’s seven times (Daniel 4:16) is up and currently in transitional closure with a short burst of anti-Christ at the end!

“So, Messiah’s command to watch must not be lightly esteemed. Biblically, the Lord has secrets (Amos 3:7, Daniel 2:22, Daniel 2:28) and scripture encourages (with ‘glory’, see Proverbs 25:2) the revelation of previously concealed truth. As such, all believers should consider the biblical watch. Alongside the spiritual gifts which the Lord has given to His church, let us not neglect that which the Lord has already placed in scripture. After all, spiritual gifts need to be weighed against scripture – not the other way around.

“Let me know what you think, I’d be very interested in your perspective. Above all else, be mightily encouraged in your work.”

I exclaim, “Ace, Jonathan!  Would you allow me to share all or part of your very valuable thoughts?  My reaction is, ‘Bang on!’

“As for the final paragraph’s ‘secrets’, please note a prophecy given me in final para of Why Write/blog? On 21 May 2009, renowned prophecy teacher Isabel Allum walked straight up to Nina and myself and divulged what she discerned of each of us. Of me,

“An impartation like Daniel had is going to come into you and you will start understanding the ‘riddles’ of the Lord in a different way – the gift of interpretation itself, as Daniel and Joseph had, is going to come to you and God is going to open up your understanding to hear from heaven.”

Then I update my author friend, “You may know that I’ve re-run blogs on your previous book and the two ‘escape’ situations as being part of a fulfillment of prophecy? I’ve now re-run my few on ‘watching’ as a lead-in to announcing your latest book, to be followed by its ‘Watch’ updates.”

He responds,

“Yes, I’ve noticed your rerun of earlier blogs, which have been excellent!  Also, very encouraging about your Daniel prophecy – the correlation of ‘understanding’ and ’62’, together with the ‘number of years’ of Daniel 9:2, is fascinating.

“There is more detail in ‘Unlocking the Biblical Watch’ on pages 297 to 300, because the Hebrew gematria of the 120 (itself an important triangular and pyramid number) satraps (see Daniel 6:1) which Darius the Mede sets over his whole kingdom, is ‘2016’ (the 63rd triangular number).

“As confirmation of relevance to the current Body of Christ, remember that Daniel is, in part, a type of the church. Where was Daniel when his three colleagues were ordered into the furnace (stoked up to 7 times its normal heat – Daniel 3:19 – read 7 years tribulation for Israel) by King Nebuchadnezzar?

“Daniel was nowhere to be seen because, in type, Daniel had been raptured before the Tribulation!”

So I cannot wait to get into the book….but it would make a good Christmas present?

Drone warfare an instant enabler for the Persian Ram? — 2nd of 4 ‘Signposts’

One major unknown about the Second Signpost that the Bible is silent about, is how it could start. I believe coordinated attacks by drones are now the likely path. In Daniel Revisited and on this website, we have seen that the loss of oil production is the main factor to debilitate the west. (The second […]

continue reading Drone Warfare Revealed As an Instant Enabler for the Persian Ram — THE FOUR SIGNPOSTS

Fulfilled Prophecy #13.15 – Germany and the Eurozone ARE shaking!

Following on from Simon Braker’s dream of European nations being bricks in a game of jenga, with reference to Britain being warned to “Come out!” (Fulfilled Prophecy #13.1), within days of Germany’s Angela Merkel having a 3rd bout of ‘prophetical’ shaking when meeting Finland’s PM, Veronika West heard the following (Facebook):

AN URGENT WORD FOR THE NATION OF GERMANY…!

EARLY HOURS OF THIS MORNING THE SPIRIT OF GOD WOKE ME TO PRAY FOR THE NATION OF GERMANY AND FOR THE GREAT SHAKING THAT IS COMING!!!

As I began to pray I saw the Chancellor Angela Merkel and I heard the Spirit say, “SHAKING, SHAKING, SHAKING, FOR THIS IS A SIGN OF THE SHAKING THAT IS COMING TO THIS NATION, WATCH! FOR I AM SHAKING THE GOVERNMENT, I AM SHAKING THE ECONOMY AND I AM SHAKING MY CHURCH IN THE NATION OF GERMANY, WATCH! FOR GERMANY WILL BE SHAKEN AND IT WILL BE SHIFTED IN THIS NEXT SEASON, MY SHAKING SHALL HUMBLE THE PROUD AND BRING DOWN THOSE WHO ARE STIFF-NECKED, WATCH AND PRAY! FOR GERMANY SHALL BE SHAKEN 3 TIMES, YES! 3 TIMES,!! FOR I SHALL SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE THIS LAND, PRAY MY SHAKING SHALL REVERBERATE THROUGHOUT THE NATIONS OF EUROPE, WATCH THE UNITED NATIONS, WATCH THE EUROPEAN UNION, GERMANY WILL BE SHAKEN TO ITS FOUNDATIONS, says the Spirit of God.

“BERLIN, UKRAINE AND FINLAND WILL SHAKE…!

As I cried out to God for Mercy He said, “WATCH BERLIN, WATCH FINLAND, WATCH UKRAINE, WATCH FOR A SHAKING SHALL COME TO THESE NATIONS IN THE DAYS AHEAD.” As I heard those words I saw the Nation of FINLAND BEING SHAKEN, THE NATION OF UKRAINE and then I saw a shaking in BERLIN…! WATCH AND PRAY…!

Veronika West, 13th July 2019

EUROPEAN & GLOBAL SHAKING – THE FINER DETAIL

AND today, over three weeks later, comes news that, ‘Recession fears returned to stalk global markets once more yesterday after Germany suffered its biggest factory slump in a decade and a wave of central bank stimulus stoked fears of a race to the bottom in a brewing currency war…(AND) Fears of a brewing currency war escalated after New Zealand’s central bank slashed interest rates to a record low of 1pc…(NZ’s) deeper-than-expected cut knocked its currency more than 2pc against the US dollar to its lowest level in more than three years and dragged Australia’s currency briefly down to a 10-year low. The move was “a further sign that central banks seem fixed on a race to the bottom” as tensions over weakening currencies surge…’ (emphases mine).

With his thorough and incisive analysis the DT’s international business editor Ambrose Evans-Pritchard delivers this masterly in-depth article (click first image to read in full but note, not in new window):

These extracts are the more pertinent points relating to the EU (emphases mine):

‘…The world’s G2 economies are in a state of cold war. Europe is the chief collateral casualty. The eurozone will soon pay – or is already paying – the price of an economic model that is highly geared to the global trade cycle and depends on world consumption to make up for its structural inability to generate demand.  

‘Mario Draghi, the ECB’s president, says the eurozone’s manufacturing recession is getting “worse and worse”.  Germany’s industrial output fell a further 1.5pc in June and is down more than 5pc over the past year. “We would characterise today’s industrial production report as devastating,” said Carsten Brzeski [Wed 7th] from ING. There is no relief in the forward-looking indicators. The Ifo Institute’s gauge of production plans for the next three months has crashed to the lowest since the depths of the eurozone crisis in 2012.

‘European companies are caught in the Sino-US cross-fire…sales are now caught up in Chinese counter-tariffs. It is a key reason why Daimler has issued four profit warnings over the past year. The trade war is compounding the electrification shock that has thrown Europe’s car industry into seizure…’

Europe cannot handle so many shocks. It already has one foot in deflation. The ECB has lost monetary traction. Interest rates are minus 0.4pc and are close to the “reversal rate”, where further cuts become contractionary through a squeeze on bank margins…’

‘The ECB could in theory resort to helicopter money to fund government spending, but this would violate the Maastricht Treaty and run afoul of Germany’s constitutional court.

‘Euroland’s only defence is “new deal” fiscal stimulus – but this too is made impossible by the rigid legal and ideological structure. It meets the Stability Pact and the machinery of fiscal restraint.

‘Europe’s leaders cannot do much about Trump, China, and global deflation, but they can at least avert an unnecessary Brexit shock by changing the Withdrawal Agreement. This is not to say they will. Dominic Cummings is right to warn that the EU may opt for economic self-harm to achieve its religious objectives.

‘Yet criticism of the Barnier method is growing louder, especially in Germany. The Commission’s feet are at last being held to the fire. Gabriel Felbermayr, president of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, says the strategy of forcing Britain to jump through divorce hoops before trade talks could begin was a serious error and has led to a dead-end.

“The EU must finally start to think strategically. This means giving up the dogma of the inviolable four freedoms and offering the UK, and likewise Switzerland, the maximum possible economic integration that is possible without political union,” he said.

‘..The EU’s Brexit goal until now has been to close ranks and uphold doctrinal purity.  It shoved aside those Europeans who called for a flexible Continental Partnership as a model for the EU’s future ties with the near abroad. The higher imperative was to make a point. But the economic dangers have now reached such a level that an additional – and easily avoidable – knife-fight with Borisian Britain risks blowing up the EU project entirely. At what point does the EU’s self-preservation reflex trump ideology?

Mr Varadkar could climb down from his nationalist tree and accept an all-Ireland farm deal, with a softish border for the remaining goods trade (tiny in volume), cleared by trusted trader schemes far from the front line.

‘Or he can bring about the no-deal he decries, and on the hardest of terms with 50,000 lost jobs or more, and be forced to erect physical border infrastructure by the EU in diplomatically horrible circumstances under threat of expulsion from the EU customs union. Moreover, as he says, the ordeal will go on, and on, and on. Should he change his mind and opt for compromise, Berlin, Paris, and other EU capitals will have the justification they need – and some now want – to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement.

‘If the Taoiseach denies them this graceful way out, then remember the Juncker dictum: “We have instruments of torture in the basement.”

Also note well Ambrose’s earlier eye-opener EU sharpens torture tools as Swiss showdown escalates into energy war, which includes this alarming example of its totalitarian nature:

‘..Brussels is preparing other tools of suffocation. There are threats to withdraw mutual recognition for exports of medical equipment.  This has the character of a creeping blockade. “In theory the EU could cut off access to almost anything,” said Pieter Cleppe from Open Europe in Brussels.

“It is a worrying precedent that a country can be cut off like this for purely-political motives when it has not violated its obligations,” he said.

‘Switzerland’s problems have been growing ever since the Brexit referendum. The country has become a victim of proxy diplomatic warfare, as made clear in leaked comments last month by the EU commissioner in charge of bilateral talks, Johannes Hahn…’

Maybe the EU is the fourth beast of Daniel’s dreadful vision, as recorded in chapter 7 of his Old Testament Book. Therefore, EU: prepare to meet thy decreed doom.

PSPanicked Merkel requests meeting with Johnson as German economy crumbles  Daily Express Fri 16th Aug

Footnote: for previous updates on fulfillment of the Noakes’ prophecy see listing here.