Today’s Verse: Ephesians 4:15 on the Truth

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the [e]edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
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HE IS RISEN! – Time and Quantum effects in Jesus’ Resurrection

First published in the early years of this blog and annually thereafter for blessing new readers:

In preparation for the Holy-days’ weekend Nina creates a tableau for contemplating Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. She’s inspired about what items to collect and arrange, usually including a rock with a central hole eroded by the sea and which we found on a beach. It serves as both the ‘skull’ and garden tomb of Golgotha. For example, the above display has a scarf as a ‘river of life’ flowing out of the empty cave/tomb below the cross. (In 2012 it gave an insight that I’ll share below.)

Maundy Thursday is celebrated as the night when Jesus and the lead-disciples ate an early Passover Seder, or meal (see video explanation). Following the meal, one disciple betrayed Him by leading Temple guards to capture Him at night for trial by a ‘kangaroo’ court of Jewish leaders. It was a foregone conclusion that they’d demand authorisation of His death from Pontius Pilate, the Roman Prefect, or governor, of Judea.

If you’re unfamiliar with this true story and how it led to Jesus’ gruesome torture, death and burial followed by his amazing bodily resurrection and appearance to His disciples, read doctor Luke’s investigative account and the personal account of Jesus’ closest disciple John. (Later, a Jewish leader violently opposed to them but who encountered Jesus en-route to Damascus would write He was seen simultaneously by over 500 – read 1 Corinthians 15:6)

HEAVEN & HUMAN HISTORIES’ PIVOTAL TIME

Jesus Christ died so that each of us may be forgiven for our sins. As a result of this new status, we can have direct personal access to Almighty God when we believe in Jesus Christ. As the Son of God, Jesus suffered on our behalf as our ‘scapegoat’. That is, Jesus took the place of death that we deserved because of our sinfulness, for the shedding of a sinless one’s blood was the only way our status could be changed for us to gain personal salvation. Apostle Paul put it thus to the Romans:

8But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (Romans 5:8-11, NIV, see whole chapter.)

Now, when I was a new Christian I found that rather hard to understand – but it works! The theological term is ‘atonement’, or ‘substitutionary atonement’. In bringing forgive-ness to the guilty, however, this can cause deep problems for those who’ve been the victim of crimes. After all, why should a killer find forgiveness by God? And what about the victim’s families, or the victim of abuse? They find it very hard if well-nigh impossible to forgive.

In 2012 I heard a Portsmouth prison chaplain address this issue with a concept taken from the criminal justice system: restorative justice. This involves an active dialogue between victim and offender, plus reparation. And it has a sound basis in theology. How?

Jesus was a guiltless victim, directly of those who wanted Him killed, and indirectly of everyone’s ‘fallen state’ of sinfulness, which could only be rectified by His death.

And Almighty God, the Father, is a victim too. How? He’s victim of humanity’s rebellion against Him. For example and especially over the way religious leaders murdered His son – how they seethed with rage when Jesus denounced them! (read Luke 20:9-19). So, every victim can find an identity and affinity in both God and Jesus Christ in their situation. Hence, they can receive God’s own ability to forgive because He will help them choose to forgive those who’ve harmed them. [Lack of forgiveness may be the only thing that hampers God – see Matt 6:14-15]

A TABLEAU IN TIME

During contemplation upon the tableau illustrated above, an insight dropped into mind that the Resurrection created a distinct point in the flow of, or perhaps even a change in, Time itself. That is, the now termed ‘common era’ calendar is the medieval Christian one that counts years from the approximate birth of Christ as ‘anno Domini’. But in fact, a more powerful one would be the point at which things in heaven changed and thus affected our lives on earth and its ultimate role in God’s scheme of creation. This took place at the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, His revival to life from death itself.

That such a concept may be valid can be found in the discoveries about the material of ‘The Shroud of Turin’, the shroud in which Jesus was thought to have been carried and covered during His interment. It is of most astounding significance when examined from the view-point of modern physics.

Apart from the supra-natural or spiritual aspect, that unique, singular event could have naturally happened by means of a ‘singularity’ (a theoretical gravitational effect associated with ‘black holes’, eg. as may have been the starting point of the creation of the universe, or ‘Big Bang’).

Don’t take my word for this but consider that of Dame Isabel Piczek (deceased 2016), famous as a monumental artist and award-winning figurative draughtswoman. Her highly detailed analysis of theories about how the image on the shroud was formed is authoritative, as in the first of several detailed articles here.

Also, as a physicist who may have considered implications from a quantum mechanics standpoint, her conclusions about how the image was formed are most intriguing: it seems that the image of Jesus can only have been created by its hovering equidistantly above and below his reclining bent corpse. Furthermore, this necessitated the body’s levitation – perhaps not an impossible feat during the moment of the Resurrection power-blast? After all, the disciples had witnessed Jesus walking on water and were yet to see His levitating into the clouds!

Dame Isabel succinctly summarises:

We have a piece of cloth and it leads us to a mysterious gate which opens for us, and it lets us see a completely different world, an extraordinary world with extraordinary laws.

Consider these claims by reading those articles and watching this 19 minute of extracts from the DVD The Fabric of Time (with its own lead-in trailer). There’s also a discussion of her scientific opinion at In Case You Missed Isabel Piczek’s Wonderful Paper.

‘Coincidentally”, just after having read the last link and revised the preceding references to science (post published 5 years ago), I’m alerted to theoretical physicist Mehki’s new post on ‘black holes’ and ‘event horizons’ (see Looking to the Horizon). The discussion thread has a valuable contribution from ‘physicalrealityblog’ that’s pertinent to the Shroud site’s discussion of Dame Isabel’s analysis and indirectly reconnects it back into quantum physics!
2017: ‘Coincidentally’ amusing that bloggers ‘hidden’ on opposite sides of the world (Britain and New Zealand) were preparing items on the fabrics that Jesus Christ was buried with – the full-body shroud and the head linen – in Joseph of Arimathea’s private tomb. My post updated on Wed 12 April 2017 was scheduled on Thurs 13th for auto-publication Sun 16 April. On Good Friday 14 April Joanne Rolston published news of the ‘Sudarium’ in AB-solute Proof – The Blood That Speaks.

Read about bizarre anomalies in scientific instruments placed on the slab of stone in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre said to be have been where Jesus’ body lay: Scientists Who Opened Christ’s Tomb Detect Mysterious Readings That Support Shroud Theory.

2019: Am grateful to unknown source of this image:

Link: The Shroud of Turin website

Easter week and the story of two disciples who failed — John Barber

Easter week and the story of two disciples who failed Most years, since I began blogging eight years ago, I have posted an Easter meditation into my blog. I am mindful that some good Christian folk don’t celebrate Easter for good reasons and, while I get Jesus’ life, death and resurrection should be celebrated the whole year round, I have come to value the opportunity to dig deep, at this time, concerning the events of Holy Week. This is my 2022 offering:[…continued at…]

Easter week and the story of two disciples who failed — JRB Publications

WARNING: TRUTH AHEAD — Wander Alger

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WARNING: Truth Ahead. View at your own risk. You are entering a season of troubling information that will be highly uncomfortable. Proceed with caution…

At a time when spiritual warfare is out in the open and demonic influence is championed in the headlines, we are being challenged in discerning what’s true. Many conspiracy theories of past years are now being proven and validated, and there are many more yet to be revealed. Every sphere of our culture is being shaken and subjected to a thorough vetting and cleansing. The Lord is going deep into the root systems of what we have thought was “normal” to show us a very cracked and unhealthy foundation. It’s like living in a beautiful house for years and then finding out there’s a mold problem. It’s been growing for decades and has now contaminated the entire structure. It’s gone unnoticed and untreated for so long, only a major overhaul can eradicate it.

The spiritual mold we’re dealing with throughout the nations has grown through lies, deception, demonic agendas, and godless leaders who have been toying with humanity for personal gain. The controversial issues we’re dealing with go far beyond mere financial misdealing’s or inappropriate relationships. The secrets being exposed are dark, wicked practices that come from hell itself. Even as we are wrapping our minds around the level of corruption in high places, we are just beginning to understand the level of witchcraft involved. And as exposures continue to increase, arrests are made, and even well-known church leaders are convicted, our greatest challenge will be in facing the reality about our true condition. [ ..continue reading at…]   WARNING: TRUTH AHEAD —

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY VITAL INSTRUCTION and even a well-known UK prophecy site had a very lengthy debate based upon a not well-balanced paper on a denominational website. Alarmingly, some were not only clueless but also unwilling to learn!!

New Carmel Prophets to launch Hampshire-Surrey hub

The One Voice Prophetic Conference held in Reading in February 2020 saw a gathering of prophetic people with a desire to hear from the Lord for the nation and deliver that word to those in authority.  Out of it grew a vision for a network of prophetic hubs, now called New Carmel Prophetic Hubs. Visit > New Carmel Prophets

Are Bible and modern prophecy lining up? 1 – a prophet’s stance

Symbolic of Holy Spirit's active power across the Atlantic

THIS POST MUST BE VERY, VERY HOT as it’s been percolating for some days; and now it’s time to pour I’ve been hindered in beginning my blogging day…
(It was origiannly entitled ‘On getting and delivering a warning prophecy from The Living Lord God Almighty…’)

In my footnote to Veronika West’s Important Prophecy on Russia, Poland and Baltic Nations – The Bone & The Treaty I point out…

Principles of Prophetic Precedence:
  1. The Written Word of God in the Bible
  2. Tested words and visions received by modern prophets
  3. Weighing, praying and insightful assessment with the Lord.

Therefore, although this blog covers contemporary prophecy and pertinent events, as and when I can monitor and report on them, their priority does not supersede that of  the holy scriptures. Yet, we trust that in His wisdom the Lord will draw our attention to how the two may be lining up and I wish to offer a few pointers for weighing. What’s more, we have another example of the spiritual ‘Bridge o’r the Pond’….

First, let’s remind ourselves of our sister Veronika West’s explanatory warning posted 7th March in Ukraine, Russia, WW3 and Media Deception:

Warning: This Word, I believe, will confront many opinions and maybe even our understanding of many things that are currently taking place (it did mine). But I must be obedient to what I believe is from The LORD.

I say, like all the Prophetic Words that are submitted and shared on this page, I humble myself under His mighty Hand and will stand accountable before The LORD if this Word is proven in the days to come, to be wrong and a misrepresentation of what is on The LORD’s heart.’

On Saturday she posted ‘The Bone & The Treaty’ word on Facebook, which drew an enquiry from our mutual friend Chris Moyler asking how this further word fits into the activities of the ‘deep-state criminal cabal ‘ in the Ukraine. Her answer is very helpful. First the foot of that posting:

After I shared that word onto my personal Facebook our sister over the Pond in Nova Scotia, Maxine Davis, replies to a comment querying Veronika’s accuracy by saying:

“I’ve seen how her words mix with the will of God and God is sovereign who changes His heart about things. It reminds me of Jesus’ words that ‘a wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.’ The sign of Jonah, to me, is about receiving prophecy like Jonah did for the purpose of calling for repentance, or else! Once people repent, then God relents, so it looks as if the words of the prophet didn’t come true. I might be wrong on what is meant by the sign of Jonah but I’ve seen that happen many times. People respond to calls for repentance and God changes His mind about what He speaks through prophets.

I’ve learned to combine what I hear through Veronika with what I hear from God for myself. When Trump was elected I knew what I heard from God myself, also confirmed by what she was hearing, including one of the last words about God not sharing His glory with another.”

In part 2 I will consider how what Veronkia has brought ties into Bible prophecy….

[Endless Bridge by Evgeni Denev, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net]

Warning dream for the prophets — Wanda Alger

Two nights ago in a dream, I was walking on a path in a wooded area that was dark and wet. All the sudden, I found myself surrounded by large yellow frogs with black spots. I looked around and they were everywhere, seemingly on guard and ready to move. I was very unsettled as they seemed to be on task.

I woke from this dream knowing immediately that it was a warning, not only for me personally, but for other prophets and prophetic intercessors. I believe the brief night parable is providing some key details as to the enemy’s strategies in the coming days and how to stand against them…(omitted)

I believe these few descriptions in the natural provide some powerful parallels in the spirit. The Lord is showing us a picture of how the enemy is going to try and attack prophets and prophetic intercessors and those who are standing for truth in dark places….WARNING DREAM FOR THE PROPHETS —

Upon finding this morning the above ace article by Wanda Alger it not only fits into the dream I had just before waking, but also perceptively confirms the suspected spiritual source of ‘friendly fire’ I’d come under upon returning to base, after having come under heavy internet flak on approaching ‘target’ to drop this bombshell > November 2018 prophecy implies American politicians brought us to doorstep of World War III.

‘THOSE WHO HAVE FED ON LIES ARE ABOUT TO SHOOT TOXIC ARROWS OF ACCUSATION’ aptly describes the continuance of those sniper shots, but the Lord knows their source and in His mercy will deal at the best time.

Wanda also explains this morning’s waking dream of seeing surround-windows I was looking through get transformed into walls of fast-running water. On getting dressed I was reminded they looked like wall-to-wall showers for decontamination purposes!

What is the Book of Revelation for? Part 2 – Neil Mackereth

WHAT IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION FOR?  – Part 2: THE LETTERS

In the Introductory article (Part 1 of this series) I made no mention of the 1st chapter of Revelation. So, for completeness and before proceeding further, I attach (at annex A below) a review of the 1st chapter, as a necessary lead-in to the examination of the letters in Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation.

The letters to the 7 churches contain comments that can only be understood by referring to the prophetic chapters that follow them. My assessment will seek to link the most significant observations in each letter to the relevant clarification / expansion in the chapters that follow.

But first, some observations on the structure and common factors. They all start with an address to the angel of the particular church, followed by a different characteristic of Jesus for each. Five churches are complimented; two are not: Sardis and Laodicea. Five churches are reprimanded; two are not: Smyrna and Philadelphia. All are given advice, and all are encouraged to have an ear to “hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (note that we should listen to what is said to all the churches). Each church is told what “He who overcomes” will receive.

What do the letters promise “to him who overcomes”?

The overcomers of the Church of Ephesus are assured that they will eat from “the tree of life”. The clarification: “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.” (Rev 22:14). The overcomers of the martyr Church of Smyrna are promised the crown of life and that they “will not be hurt at all by the second death.”

What is the second death, and who will suffer it? The prophecy explains: “the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” (Rev 21:8). “Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.” (Rev 20:14).

The Church of Pergamum overcomers are promised hidden manna and a white stone with a new name written on it. There are no direct references in the subsequent chapters; however, hidden manna may well refer to “the bread of life”; “This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.” (John 6:35 & 50-51). The “white stone with a new name …” has been the subject of much speculation. There are references to a new name: “ … you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow” and “… to His servants He will give another name”  (Is 62:2 & Is 65:15) but the full meaning of the white stone reference has yet to be revealed.

To the Church of Thyatira: “to him who overcomes, and does My will to the end, I will give authority over the nations – He will rule them with an iron sceptre; he will dash them to pieces like pottery …. … I will also give him the morning star.” In the subsequent prophetic chapters, the shaking of the nations is portrayed. A woman clothed with the sun, and crowned with twelve stars gives birth to a son who will rule all nations with an iron sceptre (see Rev 12). The morning star is Jesus (Rev 22:16), who will “rises in your hearts” (2 Pe 1:19).

The Church of Sardis, which had a reputation for being alive but was dead, is told to wake up and strengthen what remains. There are no good comments; even so, a few overcomers will be dressed in white and will not have their names erased from the book of life. Later, at Rev 20, we see the book of life opened and at Rev 21, that only those named in the “Lamb’s book of life” will be able to enter the New Jerusalem.

The Church of Philadelphia, receives the encouraging promise that the overcomes will be made pillars in the temple of my God; and “I will write on him the name of my God, .… and I will also write on him my new name.” At the start of Rev 14 we read: “Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads” (see also Rev 22:4). Two other encouraging comments are: “I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut” and “I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth”. I have often heard the former used in prophetic words given to individuals, and the latter is sometimes used in support of the pre-tribulation rapture argument.

Lastly, the lukewarm Church of Laodicea, which boasts about its material wealth while not realising that in God’s eyes it is wretched and miserable and needs to repent. Even so, Jesus shows His long-suffering love: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock,” and to those who overcome: “I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.”

In Part 3, we will look at significant aspects in the chapters that follow the letters, some of which we have commented on above.

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What is the Book of Revelation for? Part 1 – Neil Mackereth

Readers may recall my astonishment over The Great Rethink: Back to Basics, Bible Prophecy by dear Neil Mackereth published six weeks ago, comprising part of a totally unexpected triplet as the 3,600th posting on Richard’s Watch. Recently he sent me this most helpful paper, as follows:

Hi Richard, Do hope you and Nina are well.

Every week we seem to be facing yet more turmoil and danger as the world creeks and groans its way towards the final denouement. I feel urged to try my utmost to get people to take Revelation seriously! I embark on a number of papers to try to encourage more interest by demystifying that which can be demystified! But still recognising that some things await revelation as they unfold. I hope it will be helpful.

May the Lord continue to bless, encourage and guide your thoughts and actions. Neil

 

WHAT IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION FOR? – PART 1: AN INTRODUCTION

The prime purpose of the Book of Revelation is to give the Church all the information it needs to be victorious in the time of tribulation (which is very near) which precedes the second advent of Jesus. The Bible opens with creation and man’s fall; it ends with victory. In the early stages, Satan is triumphant; at the close Satan is conquered, and the redeemed are with Jesus.

In this and subsequent articles, my aim is to provide a basis for further study, in smallish chunks of understandable English. I do not attempt to address the diverse options, opinions and queries relating to different interpretations and understandings of features of the Book of Revelation, nor do I seek to change any of its content!

Scepticism and a burgeoning form of liberal humanism have taken a grip on western society. Bible truths have been reduced, at best, to the rank of eccentric opinion and harmless religious sentiment. At worst, those who live by biblical principles are seen as undermining social cohesion and in need of remedial training, or more draconian “corrective” measures. We Christians need to use every God given help at our disposal to confront this all-pervading evil. Biblical prophecy is a major weapon in our armoury; it shows clearly that God has always known the end from the beginning.  God Himself draws back the veil to enable us to see, and understand through His prophets, that His strong arm has been at work throughout history. Once our eyes are open to the truths of fulfilled prophecy, it becomes clear that what appear to be disconnected shakings, confusion, chaos and turmoil (historical, current or in scripture relating to the future) had, has, and always will have, purpose in God’s providential plan. We can be absolutely certain that the prophecies which relate to the future will be fulfilled.

Jesus said, “I have overcome the world.” He now sits at the right hand of God the Father, has “all power and authority”, and leads His Church, as “conqueror bent on conquest.” In His letters, sent through John to the Churches (His witnesses on earth), He promises that those who overcome will receive the wondrous rewards of the Kingdom of Heaven. In the prophetic vision chapters that follow the letters, we gain an understanding of what the conflicts, sufferings and challenges are going to be, in the time of tribulation that comes before the preordained (ultimate) victory for Jesus and His followers. This is the theme of the prophecy, and its object is a practical one. It is a gift to the Church militant from Christ triumphant. Because Jesus has overcome the world, we too can overcome the world. Faith in God, His Word, and the authenticity of biblical prophecy therein, will make us victorious: without it we have nothing. In other words, conquering visible enemies is achieved through faith in things invisible. The conflict is both physical and spiritual: the latter includes demonic led attacks through sorcery, the occult, the apostate church and false prophets.

For the last 2000 years Christians have suffered hatred, persecution, torture and murder; nevertheless, it is the Christians who are the real conquerors, and the ultimate victory is assured! “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.”

There are theologians and ministers, of various ranks and denominations, who dismiss Revelation as irrelevant. The opposite is true, it was written to encourage and strengthen Christians, to arm us for battle and to guide us to victory. It is NOT just some curious way of writing that belongs to a distant past, nor is it a myriad of strange images and visions that relate to events so far in the future that they can be ignored. Those who have not grasped its huge significance have missed the point. It is prophecy (and tells us so) straight from the Throne Room of God Almighty. The exhortations in chapter 1 and warnings in chapter 22 give clear indication of its unique status and huge importance to God. It may be difficult to interpret but it deserves close study: it is vital that any true follower of Christ does his or her utmost to grasp its importance and purpose.

In some studies of Revelation, the letters chapters are treated in isolation to the rest of the prophetic content of the book. To my mind that “compartmentalisation” is not helpful: each church has a message for us in relation to how we prepare to face the time of tribulation, and the relevance of the promises and warnings to those churches are explained in the subsequent chapters. I will expand on this in Part 2.

In Part 3, we will look at how the true Church is represented by the woman who is “clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head” who is forced to flee into the wilderness and remain hidden during the time of the antichrist’s dominance (Rev 12, 13).  And at the woman seated upon the beast, reigning over “peoples, multitudes, nations and languages” (Rev 17): the Harlot Babylon who represents the corrupt world power structure and economic system based on selfishness, lust and greed.

In Part 4, I will endeavour to pull the threads together and provide an aide memoir to encourage further study. My hope is that by looking at Revelation with a greater awareness of what is being portrayed by certain imagery and personifications it will become easier to read and understand.

Two important prophetic words and explanation re Gog-Magog – Veronika West

These two prophetic words were posted yesterday by Veronika, please read in full at His Kingdom Prophecy by clicking these links:

WATCH & PRAY AS A POLITICAL DOMINO-EFFECT COMES INTO PLAY

A DIVINE CONVERGENCE ZONE OVER A WAR ZONE

To the latter Veronika adds a helpful explanatory Postscript in reply to this question:

“What do you think to Ezekiel 38 Gog and Magog? Because that’s what I’m “feeling”.
“Gog” is “the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal”. The proper translation is “The Prince of Rosh. Meshech and Tubal!” In Hebrew, the word for chief is “Rosh”. That is also the ancient name for “Russia”. So GOG is The Prince of Rosh, or the president or ruler of Rosh. Simply put. – the President or ruler of Russia.”

Yes! The timeline of God is unfolding, but we must also recognise that Satan is endeavouring to accelerate the timeline to destroy the Harvest.

This is why we are seeing the great upheavals, as we pray let us seek wisdom understanding and discernment of the times so we rightly align.

It concerns me that some are just taking the back-foot, because they hold onto a false hope narrative that says, “Don’t worry, it’s all just going to be fine and everything we desire will be sitting in front of us after the dust settles!” This is being in denial not walking in true discernment.

Unfortunately many in The Body have an “Escapism Mindset”. The LORD is not as concerned about our comfort than he is about our character. The road to The Cross was one of suffering, not satisfaction and comfort.

To truly understand the times, we must recognise that prophetically, Nations are now being separated and sifted.

This should not bring fear, but rather a greater expectation for the greater outpouring of the glory that is to come.

Take a look at the Word I gave on what Nations will look like as the weight of His Glory falls… The weight of His Glory will dismantle destroy, uproot and tear-down, expose and purify, but it will also build, establish and plant the new.

When The Glory comes, Nations will be brought to their knees.

Blessings to you all.
~ by Veronika West

Recognizing the Strategies of Warfare — Wanda Alger

How do we as Spirit-filled believers discern what is true and what is not?

How do we accurately assess what various public figures are telling us to know who and what to believe? It has become apparent that this is not just a war on a virus or a war on corruption, but a war on truth.

One of the challenges for evangelical Christians in this war is that it’s hard for us to comprehend a “good guy” lying or being deceptive for good reason. We presume that if someone has integrity, everything they do and say should reflect that. We usually don’t consider any planned strategy to communicate something different from the actual truth – for the purpose of national security.…  RECOGNIZING THE STRATEGIES OF WARFARE —

Bearing in mind my previous posts this week, here’s another highly pertinent and prophetically perceptive instruction from our sister across the ‘pond’.

Brave pastor to global predators and minions: ‘”Resign now, while you still can!” — Leo Hohmann

There’s a brilliant column posted over at The Liberty Daily by J.D. Rucker. Rucker writes about a man who lived under a communist dictatorship in the 1980s and watched the regime collapse under the pressure of raw people power. That man is Pastor Artur Pawlowski and the country was Poland. The pastor has since emigrated to Canada where he is again confronted by a burgeoning totalitarian system, one that asks to see your papers before you enter a restaurant, sporting arena or pub, one that tracks your spending and your movements about the country and attempts to limit that movement based on its arbitrary determination as to whether such travel is “safe.” It decides what is in the best interests of the “greater good” and anyone who disagrees is treated like a social outcast, a pariah who must be separated from the obedient herd.  […] Brave pastor to global predators and their minions: ‘Resign now, while you still can’ — LeoHohmann.com

VERY SAD THAT USA & CANADA ARE NOW FULLY FLEDGED FASCIST STATES!

Dual triple action in ‘God-incidences’ – the scriptural validation

As this photo of my old 1995 NIV Insight Bible shows, I’ve been intrigued by and been able to understand the additional clarity provided to 1 John 5 vv7-8 many centuries after the Canon of scripture was agreed:

Here’s New King James Version with this clear indication of the dual nature of a heavenly and earthly trinity acting in conjunction to bear witness and ‘operational oversight’ – as I’ll explain below:

The Certainty of God’s Witness 

6 This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear witness [b]in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one. [NKJV]

BibleGateway Footnote: 1 John 5:7 NU, M omit the words from in heaven (v. 7) through on earth (v. 8). Only 4 or 5 very late mss. contain these words in Greek.

We’ve noticed an increasing number of three-fold ‘God-incidental’ confirmations of whatever I’m blogging and last week three things happened as told in Again 3 contacts in 3 minutes confirm latest prophecies on Trump and Biden. As for dual confirmation or activity, Veronika West noted that’s how the Lord gave an early and then a later word on ‘Humpty Trumpty and Humpty Dumpty’.

More has happened but in a directly personal way, as follows:

On Sunday morning Nina and I were on prayer ministry team and arrived early to pray for the service and leaders. As the team of 3 musicians were practising and I was praying I went to pray for the 3 technicians on the audio-visual equipment and recalled the 1 John 5:7-8 principle to bless their combined operation.  Then I was blessed with the insight that the 3 musicians represented the Holy Trinity in heaven, and the 3 technicians represented earthly activity to bring the worship into much wider manifestation – the connection between all six being Holy Spirit.

Tuesday morning we attended a presentation by the 215 years-old Pilgrims’ Friend Society who provide care homes for elderly Christians. Their modus operandi is, I grasped, bringing Kingdom principles into the closing  years of these dear folks’ lives. Afterwards, I spoke to a couple of the Society’s national leaders and mentioned in passing; it’s as though they are being prepared for being with the Lord and He will then show them the full tapestry of their lives that He’s been weaving.

LO AND BEHOLD confirmation came again as our sister Veronika posted about THREE and TAPESTRY yesterday (note timing, my birthday number 22):

Read HKP posting > A TAPESTRY OF TIME FROM HEAVEN’S PERSPECTIVE

And not forgetting Deuteronomy 19:15

‘….by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established.’

Word of the Lord for 2022 of a tectonic shift – Catch The Fire, Christopher Bird

After reading ‘Mayday!’ Veronika West brought on 27 April I was prompted to republish the  post below onto Telegram for new subscribers as a lead-in to posting Veronika’s later. In the evening I was astonished, therefore, to learn that the Promised Land is the new theme for Sunday services at CTTF!

At the global zoom meeting of 12th January on Catch The Fire’s Hub, wherein several leaders brought prophetic words for consideration, Farnborough church’s senior leader and co-leader of CTF’s Global Prophetic Priority Revd Christopher Bird gave this word, which he’s kindly allowed me to publish:

• I had a vision some months ago, in which two tectonic plates shifted, bringing about a chasm, a split in the earth, which was going to separate those willing to move forward in the “new thing” and those wanting to go back to how things used to be. Continue reading

Terrifying vision akin to Luke 16 account of Heaven and Hell – Veronika West

A week ago today His Kingdom Prophecy posted the following from Veronika, which so appropriately emphasises the previous post from Neil Mackereth on The Great Divide:

HELL CAN SEE HEAVEN, BUT HEAVEN CANNOT SEE HELL

A Terrifying Dream

Hell could see Heaven, but Heaven could not see Hell!

I wanted to share something that I saw in a Dream I had concerning Hell, a few days ago.

Now I have never dreamt of Hell before, or had any such encounters, however as I say, I had a Dream a few days ago where I found myself standing in what seemed to be like an ‘in-between’ place. That’s really the best way I can describe where I was in the Dream.

But as I stood in this strange in-between place, I was shown an incredible thing.

I saw hundreds of thousands of Spirit beings burning in a lake of fire.

I could hear the cries and the shrieks of these tormented spirit beings. I cannot explain the sound of what I heard, as it was a sound I have never encountered before — but it is a sound I will never forget!

Now as I looked into The Lake of Fire in the Dream, suddenly my eyes were drawn to what looked like a window, but it was not a window…. it was a transparent Veil that separated the realm of Hell/ darkness from the realm of Heaven/ light.

Now as I looked through the transparent Veil, I could see into The Realm of Heaven, and I could see the beauty, the radiance, the brilliance and the majesty of Heaven before me, yet I could not access, nor enter, nor touch The Realm of Heaven from where I was standing.

As I remained watching in the Dream, it was made apparent to me by The Spirit of Revelation that those who were in The Lake of Fire, always had the sight of Heaven before their eyes, but they could never enter in.

This dynamic was just one of the eternal torments that those in Hell would be confronted with.

I saw that those in The Lake of Fire would cry out day and night for mercy, while they looked upon the peace, majesty and beauty of Heaven.

These tormented souls would always have before their eyes, those who were living in the Light and Majesty of His Glory.

These tormented souls would even see their loved ones who had chosen a different path from them, and yet there was no way of accessing nor communicating with those whom they had once loved!

Hell could see Heaven, but Heaven could not see Hell….

When I awoke, I was left trembling and weeping for those who have died and now living an eternity in The Lake of Fire and for those who continue to die without Christ.

Jesus, the Saviour of the World, has made a way of escape. He died so that none should perish and remain in torment and darkness for an eternity….

Please Pray with me if you have never asked Jesus to forgive you of your sin and to be LORD of your Life…..

LORD Jesus, for too long I’ve kept you out of my life.

I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself.

No longer will I close the door when I hear you knocking.

By Faith, I repent of all my sins and ask that you would cleanse me from all unrighteousness and break the power of the curse of death over my life.

By Faith, I now gratefully receive your gift of Salvation and Eternal Life.

I am ready to trust you as my LORD and Savior.

Thank you, LORD Jesus, for coming to earth and for dying for me.

I believe you are the Son of God who died on the Cross for my sins, and rose from the dead on the third day to give me Resurrection Life and an Eternal Home in Heaven.

Thank you for bearing my sins and for giving me the gift of Salvation through Christ Jesus Your Son.

Today I believe your Words are true and I choose you Jesus as my LORD and Saviour.

Please come into my heart, LORD Jesus and be my LORD and Saviour!

Amen.

Blessings to you all.
~ by Veronika West


COMPARE WITH LUKE 16 (NKJV – BibleGateway.com)

The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and [h]fared sumptuously every day. 20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21 desiring to be fed with [i]the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.

27 “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ 29 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’ ”

[With gratitude to the unknown source of the inferno illustration]

Time to decide for/against God’s Great Divide – Neil Mackereth

A month ago today, 17th December, in A Great Falling Away; Time of Divine Separation Has Begun I re-posted Veronika West’s revisiting a prophecy of 2018 and noted that it speaks into what the Lord opened to me ten years earlier on the parable of the wheat and tares. In The End-game is in Now in Play I tell what happened upon opening my Bible to check that parable – I’d distinctly heard “This is ALL about to be fulfilled”.

It is particularly poignant, therefore, to note a similar phrase quoted by Neil Mackereth , whose evening courses on End-times at Winchester Vineyard began our friendship. He now writes, in which I embolden certain text: 

“Dear Richard, Things continue to develop at dazzling speed, as the world groans on its axis!

“The Lord has laid on my heart the urgency of the moment and our accountability as watch-keepers and evangelists; something that you are anointed for and brilliantly and conscientiously carrying forward. Herewith what He has been saying to me.” Continue reading

“Landmark Judgement” may indicate the tide is turning in the UK

Thirteen years after I began writing on End-times by telling what the Lord told me about Bible prophecies being fulfilled, and including detailed coverage of the persecution of a registered nurse (The Endgame is Now in Play), we have today’s most welcome news in The Times:

Here’s my sharing Christian Concern’s Fbk entry of last Friday:

Victory for Christian Nurse Sacked for Wearing a Cross tells of the harassment and vilification this other nurse had to endure, as indicated in this extract (emphases added)

‘…In June 2020, Mrs Onuoha had been forced out of her job as an NHS theatre practitioner at Croydon University Hospital in South London following what she described as a two-year campaign waged against her by superiors and NHS bosses….

From 2015, however, a succession of line managers asked Mrs Onuoha to either remove her cross , conceal it, or (else) face “escalation.” Each time Mrs Onuoha politely declined the requests, explaining that her necklace is a symbol of her deeply held Christian faith and that she had worn it at work for many years. The issue escalated in August 2018 when bosses at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust ordered her to remove the cross saying it was a breach of the Trust’s Dress Code and Uniform Policy and therefore a health risk to her and to patients…

After taking legal action, during the full hearing in October, the Trust had argued that wearing the cross necklace was an infection risk. However, Employment Judge Dyal and two lay members, Mrs Foster-Norman and Ms Forecast, have now ruled that: “Applying common sense, it is clear to us that the infection risk posed by a necklace of the sorts the Claimant used to wear, when worn by a responsible clinician such as the Claimant, who complied with handwashing protocol, was very low.”

The Tribunal also stated that the rejection of Mary’s grievance was “offensive and intimidating. It failed to properly grapple with the complexity of the issues. No real thought seems to have been given to whether it was really appropriate to discipline the Claimant for doing something that in fact many others in the workforce (including more senior colleagues who worked just as closely with patients) were doing unchallenged. Equally, no real thought was given to the Claimant’s point that others were wearing religious apparel in clinical areas and that she should be treated equally to them.”

The Tribunal has also found that Croydon Health Services NHS Trust constructively dismissed Mrs Onuoha “without reasonable and proper cause” and that the dismissal was unfair and discriminatory.

Furthermore, it has ruled that the dress code policy was “applied in an arbitrary way and in a way that was not proportionate” and that there was “no cogent explanation” why plain rings, neckties, kalava bracelets, hijabs and turbans were permitted but a cross necklace was not (paras 270-271 of judgment.)…’

Hallelujah!  Thank and praise You Lord…MORE Lord…

Seeing from heaven’s perspective – Important bulletin from Johnny Enlow

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FOOTNOTE:

I’m intrigued at the double, personal relevance of this bulletin’s date in its American sequencing. Right in the middle is my birth-date 22 and I saw the whole 12/22/21 as a kind of mirror reflection of 12/2–2/21 the first part reading orally as “two twelve”.

This was how we recited our house number of where I lived as a child, “Two twelve, Edgeley Road” which is ‘212’. It’s also the place I returned to in a vivid dream in 1989  when I almost died and dropped into hell but for Jesus rescuing me, as recounted in

What a night 32 years ago: Jesus rescued me from dropping into Hell…