Twenty Twenty – on this New Year and New Decade

David Chapman, author of several postings and papers on this blog kindly offers his following reflections and insights, or spiritual ‘sightings’ – can’t resist play on words to do with light and seeing. Dave notes, “Some obvious things in this one, but hopefully some confirmatory and useful things too”.:

TWENTY TWENTY

by Dave Chapman

There are some things I believe we may look to see coming into focus in this Year of 2020, and indeed this 20’s decade.

First, a ‘Look’ at 20/20 Vision

This phrase is one we connect with ‘having good eyesight’. We can see at a certain distance (20 feet) what is expected of us – normal eyesight. It provides a necessary sharpness of vision.

There is a clarity to the object/person, away from us. We can see clearly now. People who have cataracts look through a mist. But when the cataracts are removed there is a restoration of sight, sharpness, and clarity.

This is one thing God will be doing for His people this year. He will be giving the clarity of seeing things as they really are. Removing the veil from before our eyes. The ability to see and to discern in the spiritual realm, between good and evil (Hebrews 5 v 14). To see what kind of ‘spirit’ is at work.

One of the great lacks in the Body of Christ has been the ‘gift of Discernment of spirits’ (1 Corinthians 12 v 10). I believe the operation of this will be greatly sharpened this year. To discern/see what the enemy is doing among God’s people will be identified and rooted out. Conversely, what God is doing will be recognised, hosted, or encouraged.
It is important not to judge by the outward, but to see what is behind things. “The Lord looks on the heart”, as He said to Samuel about who was to be anointed King, (1 Sam 16 v 7), and Jesus said to the Jews around Him, “judge not according to the appearance but judge righteous judgement” (John 7 v 24). We have to see with different eyes to those of the flesh, we need to see with our spiritual eyes, and this is a year for that to take place. We need to see behind the curtain of the flesh.

Insight

Then again the 20/20’s speak of ‘In-sight’. It looks like this will continue through the decade too! I’ll apply this to what, and how, we need to walk with God. With insight as to who He really is, His greatness, His mercy; the abundance of His love toward us; the workings of His grace within us, both for us and through us. For insight as to the ways of God, and of man.

Having insight as to who we are in Him. Revelation of our Sonship; our Royal Priesthood, and what that means in practice; of what He has placed by His Spirit inside each of us for His individual callings on our lives; discovering what we each are individually to give ourselves to as a result; of where our energies need to be applied. Of greater appreciation of His righteousness in us, and of His righteous clothing upon us, and of the glorious call to Holiness in our walk with Him.

Foresight

This is to do with being able to see ahead, by revelation; a sense in our spirit, an inner ‘knowing’ of what is ahead, so that we can make the appropriate plans, adjust our schedules and make the necessary practical alterations and adjustments that mean we are ready for when what we are preparing for arrives upon us! For fresh oil in, and with, our Lamps too, as a Bride being prepared for Him.

It is good being able to see ahead, but application is needed for it to be of any use!
It means an even greater reliance on the prophetic than we may already have. The early church had this in abundance. Foresight of the coming famine in the world (Acts 11 v 28); the church was led through prophetic revelation, advanced greatly even – as with Paul and Barnabas being set apart for their callings, as in Antioch ( Acts 13 v 1).
There will be greater revelation concerning the days we are living in too; of how to live in this present world; and of how to apply ourselves to walking worthily of His calling; to be the lights God has called us to be.

A Year – even Decade – of Openings

Being able to see the openings He places before us. Like Jacob who was made Ready after 20 years, to Return to the Land. We shall be seeing this at this time, as we as a Nation ‘return to the land of our fathers’, just as Jacob was told by the Lord “Return to the Land of your fathers….” (Gen 31 v 3). We, as a Nation, are on the way to return to that which the Fathers of our Nation founded here. We have served too long as if in and from a foreign land, and we will Reclaim our heritage – that which the Lord laid out for us – and established in the Land millenia ago.

On parting company with his uncle he said “This 20 years I have been with you….” (Gen 31 v 38), and, “I served you 14 years for your two daughters and 6 years for your cattle” (v 41). And…he did not leave empty handed, but rather well provided for!

Solomon was 20 years building his house and the Temple (1 Kings 9 v 10), and at the end of these 20 years there was a Readiness for a new era of blessing; for prosperity like never before; expansion; for progress and protection. He of course wrote the Book of Proverbs – the 20th Book in our Bible! It’s wisdom recorded there will be vital for us this new decade, as “the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ” (Eph 1 v 17) is poured out upon us. Indeed this will be accompanied by “the spirit of the fear of the Lord” (Isaiah 11 v 2), which is the beginning of knowledge and wisdom (Proverbs 1 v 7, and 9 v 10).

And of Opportunities

Being 20 years old was also the age at which the young men were enlisted in Israel’s army, “all those twenty and above” (Numbers 1 v 45). They were of an age to be ready, indeed responsible, to defend their new nation, and to further its cause. Spiritual warfare will no longer be left to the older generation, but will become the responsibility of all those who are beyond the ‘student age’, spiritually speaking. Basically, if they are among those who are committed to the Lord, they will ‘get signed up’ from now on, into the soldier mentality; and becoming warriors for the Lord! Is there not a cause? Yes, yes, there certainly is!

Time to Rebuild

Ezra enlisted all those from the tribe of Levi above the age of 20 to Rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem after they had returned from captivity in Babylon ( Ezra 3 v 8). These 2020’s will be the time to rebuild our Nation. A time to restore what has been broken, naturally and spiritually. A time when the presence of the Lord can be returned to our Land in a way we have not known for decades.

These things excite me in spirit. I believe we are in for one of the best times we have ever known. Not without conflict, of course, but with readiness, and equipped to be able to triumph!

Dave Chapman, 3.1.2020

2019-2020 Fulfilled Prophecies, 2 of 3: Three blessings after three woes, including war with Iran! (#50)

Christopher Wickland released this prophecy four months ago but has re-released it in response to recent events. If new to you, I recommend its careful study and weighing.

I’m tempted to emphasise parts in addition to that of America’s response to Iran’s killing US citizens and attacking its sovereign territory (ie. US embassy in Baghdad; which is tantamount to a declaration of war!) – but I leave my readers to note aspects that have been, or are becoming, fulfilled. 

In my opinion, ‘government’ in the 1st woe covers the three arms of Executive, Parliamentary and Judicial authority within Britain. 

THE THREE WOES AND THE THREE BLESSINGS

Introduction

My name is Christopher Wickland, I’ve been a Christian going on for nearly 30 years. Over that time I have received many visions and dreams I believe to be from the Lord. Some of those visions and dreams have impacted and literally saved peoples lives.

There has been many words and dreams I have held onto for a long time, over 20 years regarding the war with Iran, the great economic collapse and the Great Revival. All of these words in the time I received them were very much out of time in respect to the world’s then geopolitical climate.

I feel now is the time to start opening up these words and revealing them to the general public for those who wish to hear such things. This word I am about to give will contain elements of those words including new prophetic insights I believe the Lord has given to me.

This prophetic word will be broken into two sections. A message of woe and a message of hope.

I need to make it clear, that I do not live to be a sensationalist, to grab attention or to be one who seeks stardom in the small world of the prophetic. On the contrary, I wish to be one who would rather hide in the shadows and remain hidden. I would rather live out my life in peace with God and man. It brings me no joy whatsoever to bring prophetic words, especially weighty ones.

MESSAGE OF WOE Continue reading

Leisa Ebere: the heavy anvil prophecy

Leisa writes,  ‘Here is the Word the Lord gave me today, post UK election, which will require great sacrifice and concerted prayer strategies from God’s Remnant in the days ahead, in order to birth a changed nation. Blessings, Leisa Ebere.’

THE HEAVY ANVIL PROPHECY

given to Leisa Ebere on 13th December 2019

I saw a heavy anvil slamming down on a long piece of metal, and I heard the Lord say,

“My Children have asked me for amendments in the nation of the UK, and so I have granted their requests, despite disobedience in the camp. But I say to you in the days ahead, that hard sacrifices will be required for transformation to come to the nation of Great Britain. For the way will not be easy as they suppose, for many who are within My Body have their mindsets firmly entrenched with the enemy. (!! RB)

“And just as the children of Israel murmured in the desert, so shall many murmur against Me during this age of transformation, for I tell you truly, that disobedience and a religious mindset has brought a need for My intervening hand,” declares the Lord. “Be not fooled, Boris Johnson is not your saviour, for he is only a small breeze in a major wind storm. Look up and get true revelation from Me,” says the Lord, “and I shall guide you through this desert journey.”

Then I saw an hour glass being turned over and I saw the sand running down into the lower chamber, and the Lord said: “The hard sacrifices must be made to birth nations of My choosing, and who will agree to submit to the weights and measures, yet to come?  For I am calling you up to greater heights in Me, not hiding you away in seclusion. It is time to stand, whilst My Anvil reshapes your hearts and minds, and for you to let love and the faithful strategies born of My Spirit, reflect in your lives.”

Leisa Ebere: vital for church leaders to teach God’s Ways in the reprobate UK and USA

The absence of preachers who can speak with the Lord’s anointed power and authority into our satanically duped society and stand against the pernicious evils of our day has been bothering me over the weekend. 

So I’m pleased to read Leisa’s second notable email sent before the weekend but read today, for she writes,

“The Lord has given me a Word today calling to Leaders ‘to stop leading from the back’ and to teach the people His Ways. This Word seems particularly focused at the nations of the UK and America. Here it is:

LEADING FROM THE BACK PROPHECY

given to Leisa Ebere, 5th December 2019

The Lord spoke and said: “There are many I have called to leadership, but they are now transposed and leading from the back, whilst untrained and blinded masses are led to the slaughter by the enemy. It is not My Will that My People be sifted like wheat. Claim your birthrights bought by the precious blood of My Son and position yourselves in a place of Authority, and teach others My Ways, for this I have purchased for you through much pain and much sacrifice,said the Lord.

“Murders and power struggles, and sexual deviance and pride, have injected brutality and uncleanness into nations, such as the UK and America,’ declared the Lord. “And so, these nations which are still destined for a totality of an immersion of My Spirit, have now reached an impasse which will require prophetic eyes and strong hearts to resolve. I will not leave such nations paralysed by these evil influences, but My requirement must be for you to break out of natural mindsets and to enter into My Courts. Throw away all apathy and take action, My People, for surely I am bringing transformational change that will defy all logic. For I Am that I Am,” said the Lord of Hosts, “and My Will shall not be abolished, though it has been delayed for a time.”

The Who, Why, When & What of Watching

In referring to the prophecy of our being able “to see clearly” God’s numbers – even for dates, times and monetary denominations – and briefly considering numerical aspects of the Bible, I’m republishing this blog issued in February 2018 because it leads into brand new material on all these matters and their relevance to the Return of Jesus Christ:

Recent (end-Jan 2018) reblogs of other authors’ references to a pre-Tribulation Rapture (one of eight possible eschatological scenarios) and beliefs about that possibly being mistaken – plus a theological blog’s discussion – has prompted me to revisit and expand upon one of this blog’s earliest entries – ‘Why Watch?’  It’s now time to consider who, why, when and what we are watching out for..:

WHO?

You, me and everyone, especially those who believe in and follow Jesus Christ – HE is the WHO and thus the basic reason we should be watching.  If you’re not familiar with His life, ministry and status, or with the fact we can be in a close, loving relationship with Him, then dip into this blog’s brief outline at Do You Know Jesus?

WHY?

For me, a spectacular, life-changing event in 1989 made watching very personal and connected into relevant, directive scripture. Then in 2008, wanting to check Jesus’ parable of the wheat and tares in Matthew 13, I opened my Bible and IT EXPLODED! and I heard

“This is ALL about to be fulfilled!”

Thus began my series of emails to friends and church leaders about prophecy, as told nine years ago this month in part one of  The Endgame Is Now In Play, wherein I wrote:

‘Jesus urged His disciples to look out for and observe signs of the times. Regarding their questions about His return at the end of this Age, the earliest Gospel account has Jesus stressing 7 times, “Watch…be alert…on your guard“ (Mark 13). Matthew 24 reports Jesus saying 4 times, “Watch…and when you see…” followed by the parables of the burglar and of the virgins > “Don’t be caught napping!” [Is the Church still asleep?] Luke’s account has, “Be always on the watch…” (Luke 21:36 and chapter 12 (NIV) has sections on watchfulness and interpreting the times. In each Gospel Jesus commands, Learn the lesson of the fig tree…”. Also, the Apostles went on to give more indicators (Acts 3:20-1, Hebrews 12:26-7, 2 Peter 3, 2 Timothy 3 and the first and second letters to the Thessalonians).’

It’s claimed that for every OT prophecy about Jesus Christ’s birth and life there’s seven to eight times as many about His eventual return or ‘Parousia’, also called ‘The Second Advent’ or ‘Second Coming’. I’m of the opinion the likelihood of that event sometime in our lifetime is rapidly increasing !

Jesus stressed the great importance of His return. Eg, His instruction to the four who’d been with Him from the outset of His mission is given at Mark 13:33-37 (NKJV):

Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.

Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming – in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning – lest, coming suddenly, he finds you sleeping! And what I say to you, I say to all, ‘Watch!’.”

That’s why I’m watching and, believer or not, you too are included, as can be clearly understood from Jesus’ words: “I say to ALL…

How can we be sure?

You may object and say, “But even if that’s an accurate quotation it’s only guesswork”. That is, prophecies don’t always come to pass.  In answer and in synopsis only [more details here], I therefore offer the following key to foretelling the future.:

We’re privileged to learn what Almighty God has decided is to happen. He shared his plans with a select number of ancient sages, or prophets, over a long period that started 29 centuries ago, and several centuries before Christ. Amidst extensive instructions He told the prophet Isaiah:

“For I am God and there is no other, I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand and I shall do all My pleasure’…” (Isaiah 46:9-10 NKJV)

In fact, some years before Isaiah the first of the ‘writing prophets’ had received a distinct word about God’s intention to divulge His plans. This is recorded in Amos’ scroll at the seventh verse of the third chapter (in modern notation):

“Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”

Next, we learn when we’re to be watching for whatever’s coming…continue reading >>

The Great Unifier is ALSO the Great Divider! (part 1) — Real Christianity

There can be no unity without division. All evil must be separated from the good. This is one’s life in a nutshell, to go one way or the other by the time he exits into eternity. . The Lord called them disciples. They were those who would follow […]

continue reading at THE GREAT UNIFIER IS ALSO THE GREAT DIVIDER (Part 1) — Real Christianity

A timely, concise reminder of the essentials of being a true disciple of our Lord Jesus. Thank you RJ

30 years ago last night Jesus stopped me dropping into Hell

Upon awaking 30 years ago today (14th September 1989) I knew events in the early hours had been a landmark in my destiny.

The previous evening in Pangbourne,  Berks, I’d firmly shut the door to hearing any more about God’s Good News! But the night had been spent at my childhood home at 212 E___ Rd, Stockport, to undergo a life-changing event. Continue reading

The world hates Christians, so why be surprised?

Over the years I’ve rattled the cages of self-imprisoned souls who rant against all things to do with Christianity – they fail to choose freedom when I tell how I was once just like them but discovered Jesus Christ is real and that He set me free. So I trust a seed’s been sown.

Here, Wanda briefly explains believers’ new reality, encouraging us to engage with these truly lost souls and not be ashamed of the Gospel but to continue spreading it…

Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. (1 John 3:13 ESV) Even Jesus told His disciples that the world would hate us – it hated Him first. As Christians are increasingly criticized, scorned, and mocked in the public square, we shouldn’t be surprised at the twisted accusations and malicious reports raised against […]

Continue reading at THE WORLD HATES US – IS THAT REALLY A SURPRISE? — wandaalger.me

The Mirror of Darkness

A profound look into an unexpectedly significant mirror to our deeply disturbing days – thank you Nicholas. May all who read be mightily blessed with fresh revelation into the special, scriptural significance of our lives…

All Along the Watchtower

In one sense, as Ecclesiastes says, “There is nothing new under the sun.” History provides us with ample evidence of what humanity is. The picture is both appalling and sublime: by divine inspiration, we are capable of acts of love and charity; by our own depravity and satanic inducement, we can commit the very worst acts of atrocity.

Scripture acts as a mirror: if we let God speak to us, rather than hide in the shadows, we see ourselves as we really are. In that moment of truth, if we do not rebel, we will confess our sins and ask God to forgive and transform us. The Christian and the Christian Church are on a journey of transformation, of being conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ, God’s Son. This means having His mind and behaviour, and, in the end, being given a heavenly body like His.

The end times…

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Britain, Back to Basics: 2 – the Gospel of Good News

On 1st July Yvonne Coombs posted this exceptionally powerful prophecy on Facebook: which brings detailed confirmation of the humorous vision noted 2nd May (part 1 refers):

BACK TO BASICS – THE GOSPEL OF GOOD NEWS

I see a deck of cards being flung over the UK and I notice they are all Ace of spades. I then see another deck being flung that are all Aces of hearts, then again a whole deck as the Aces of diamonds and finally another deck as the Aces of clubs. These come from the North, East, South and West.

I then see a tower of these cards over the Centre of the Country. I then see 4 swords being rammed into the earth with such power that the earth shakes and again, they are arranged around the tower of cards from North, to South, to East, to West. I believe the cards represent four-of-a-kind in poker.

I then see the word ‘Sceptre’ over the Northern sword, ‘Grace over the Eastern sword, ‘Servitude’ over the Southern sword and ‘Mercy’ over the Western sword.

The swords are then covered in oil from above and set on fire as orange flames lick over them and hear the words “TOO HOT TO HANDLE” and felt the Spirit reveal there must be a moment to wait for them to cool.

The Lord says,

“THEY ARE TOO HOT TO HANDLE AND DO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO TOUCH THEM BUT, WHEN THE DECISION IS MADE OVER MY NATION OF THE UK, THEY SHALL BURN AS BLUE AND THEN YOU MY CHILDREN SHALL TAKE THEM AND RUN WITH THEM AND GO BACK TO THE BASICS, THE GOSPEL OF GOOD NEWS THAT WAS ONLY MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH MY SON JESUS, HE WHO TURNED THE RIVERS RED BY HIS BLOOD SHALL TAKE BACK WHAT IS MINE!”

I ask the Lord what the four-of-a-kind means over our Nation?

“MATHEW, MARK, LUKE AND JOHN! YOU SHALL SHAKE OFF THE DUST AND MIGRATE IN MY SPIRIT, OUT TO THE CORNERS OF THE EARTH. YOU SHALL TAKE THE SWORD OF MY WORD AND CUT DOWN EVERY HOUSE OF CARDS THAT I DID NOT BUILD AND MY TOWER OF CARDS SHALL STAND, FOR MY FOUNDATION IS THE CORNERSTONE, MY WORD IS AS FLINT TO THE FLAME IT MAKES AND THE UK SHALL BE AS A BEACON TO THE NATIONS OF MY GLORY AND MERCY YET, YOU MUST KNEEL BEFORE ME AND ASK AND DECLARE “MY KINGDOM COME”!”

I believe the period from orange to blue flame is in the cleansing of the dross and preparation for the coming in of the baptism of fire (Exodus 3:5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”)
Are we ready and willing to call the towns, cities and Nation to prayer and repentance? AS THE LORD HAS RESHUFFLED FOR THE LAST TIME OVER THIS NATION, ARE WE GOING TO LAY OUR CARDS DOWN AND TRUST THE HAND WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN AND BE AS ONE IN UNITY? PRAISE BE TO GOD!

Sceptre [S]
(Heb. shebet = Gr. skeptron), properly a staff or rod. As a symbol of authority, the use of the sceptre originated in the idea that the ruler was as a shepherd of his people ( Genesis 49:10 ; Numbers 24:17 ; Psalms 45:6 ; Isaiah 14:5 ).

sceptre
noun: scepter
1 an ornamented staff carried by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty.”imperial regalia of orb and sceptre”

Isaiah 44:3-4
3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants.
4They will spring up like grass in a meadow,
like poplar trees by flowing streams.

Ezekiel:4-9

The Four Faces of God, by John Bickersteff & Timothy Pain.

‘The Truth matters’ – LBC radio’s Nick Ferrari asks why it matters that the C of E covered crosses and hid Jesus. When he finds out he graciously apologises. The difference between the Gods of Islam and of Christianity is at stake and is crucial — Gavin Ashenden

I strongly recommend your ‘taking 5’ to listen to this most informative interview:

Radio link available here on Revd Gavin Ashenden’s post.

A reasonable person would think ALL CLERGY should be trained in the fundamentals of their Christian faith and relationship with Jesus Christ, and fully understanding the difference with every other religion!  Or is that far too much to expect??

Sanctuary: our status and stature in God

Today’s devotional reading in Sanctuary: Moments in His Presence by David Strutt, eloquently brings back to life a special revelatory moment in my early years as a believer; after the events told in my testimony.

I was left in awe upon meeting ‘Abba’ at an evening meeting of worship and prayer for healing held by a charismatic, inter-denominational group in the mid-Thames valley region.

I’d had the strong visual and emotional impression of having been lifted up, put upon Father’s knee and seeing His grinning in delight at me.

So in connection with my testimony and that event, David writes for today about one of the greatest changes that God brings to believers: that of ‘Sonship’ and, thus, being heirs with Christ – plus linkage between His Spirit and ours.

Also, we are no longer orphans but legally and spiritually adopted into His family. Each of us may need a complete change in understanding the fullness of Who Father Is. Do read David’s thoughts on this important matter of our true identity: