Queen Elizabeth II’s Christian faith witnesses to world leaders – and peoples – at her State Funeral

A few personal impressions of a truly unique historic day:

(cont’d in above screenshot) .’..I PRAY HEAVENLY FATHER’S HOLY SPIRIT SPEAK POWERFULLY TO EVERY ATTENDEE AND TO THE BILLIONS WATCHING THIS HISTORIC OCCASION.

Let us stand in agreement in Jesus’ Name and for His Glory. May a MIGHTY REVIVAL NOW BEGIN.’

Right from the outset, the gospel is forthrightly proclaimed by our Prime Minister, the Commonwealth’s Secretary-General  and the Archbishop of Canterbury (per Telegraph newsfeed):

Amanda Shiflett writes
PRAY WITH ME!
“Quite possibly the most Heads of State, Dignitaries, and Monarchs to ever be gathered in one place at the same time, will be at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday.” – Sky News
If the Memorial Service in Scotland was any indication, the Gospel will be shared tomorrow in many ways, including scripture verses read, hymns sung (Psalm 23 and others), and many things shared about her Christian faith and the God she served.
In the Scottish service, one of the ministers quoted John 14:6 – “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; No man comes to the Father except by Me”, and also spoke much about the Holy Spirit. It was wonderful, especially coming from a liturgical church service. I am praying tomorrow’s service will be the same. The Queen is said to have had a lot to do with the planning of her funeral, so I am believing she helped with what songs and verses are read.
They are saying that upwards of over 4 Billion people will be watching tomorrow’s funeral service from around the world…more than any other ever in history! That’s a lot of people who will hear the Word of God, both in verse and in song. 📖 🎶
Pray with me that hearts will be touched, pricked, and pulled towards the Lord, as many may hear the Gospel in ways they never have, while their hearts are open during this emotional time. Pray that God will use this service to bring many people to realize that He is the way of salvation & hope for this world, and that He is the only God to be served! Pray that the Words of Life will even move upon the hearts of dignitaries, sovereigns, and world leaders there at the service, including the Royal Family themselves.
Also, please pray with me that there will be no incidents or attacks on any sovereigns or heads of states, and that all will be protected during this time. They have said that they have never had to have security for this many leaders at one time, in one place.
Lord, may Your hand be seen, and may Your Spirit move tomorrow! 🙏🏻🕊
In prayer,
Amanda Shiflett – Prophetic Reformer

Time to get right with God: a call to all churches – Chris G Bennett

Chris’ opening reaction reminds me of when I opened my Bible to check what Jesus had said about the parable of wheat and tares, only to hear “This is ALL about to be fulfilled” – and what’s foretold therein really is happening!

TIME TO GET RIGHT WITH GOD

As I read this today, it was like a light went on in my spirit. “The Bible is unfolding in front of the whole world. It’s time to GET RIGHT with God.”

It wasn’t a white light, but rather, it was a red warning light which I knew meant the warning is as much for the church as it is for the world. Biblical events and prophecies are unfolding and being confirmed before our eyes every day!

We’ve all heard the expression, “The world is going to hell in a hand basket!” Well, Holy Spirit quickens to me that it’s not just the ‘world’ – it’s great swathes of the church too if we don’t start looking at everything through the eyes of eternity instead of seeing everything through the worlds eyes.

There is coming a great reset from God, rather than as the world believes, from men. Man’s inhumanity to man has plumbed depths that will seriously shock even those who have held fast to their great faith. The plans for worldwide control, one world religion, one world currency, one world government, will all come to nought as the Lord reveals the depravity of those behind those plans. The real problem with this revelation is that many, in both the world and in the church, simply will not believe it – indeed many will refuse to believe it. There have been enough signs of this during the recent plandemic to prove the case to any reasonably sane and logical mind.

The Lord is impressing upon me an urgency to call people to repentance and faith. Repentance for their continued unbelief, and faith in God for the remedy! He says the coming move of Holy Spirit is for the signs and wonders confirming His very existence and power, but the real revival is in repentance of those both inside and outside the church. The revival will bring many, many re-commitments as well as millions of first time salvations.

It really is time to GET RIGHT with God. The call to every church right now is – IT’S TIME TO GET RIGHT WITH GOD, even if you think you are right with Him – it’s time to make sure!

CGB 9 June 2022

RB: today’s verse is in this chapter….

The Great Rethink: back to basics, Bible prophecy – Neil Mackereth – 3,600th post!

We’re blessed to receive news this week from Neil Mackereth, author of SIGNS and a regular contributor:

“Dear Richard, I mentioned recently that I felt called to revitalise the huge significance of biblical prophecy, especially as a tool for evangelism. You were kind enough to refer me to some of your earlier material on the subject. Herewith my thoughts!”

THE  GREAT  RETHINK

INTRODUCTION

As some of you will know, I think Biblical prophecy is incredible, mind-blowing and “undersold”! Fulfilled prophecy is confirmation of the absolute authenticity of the Bible; it proves that God is omniscient, omnipotent, infallible, knows the end from the beginning, and has always known all the machinations that will happen in between.

Much of society has consigned the Bible, and church-going, to the mundane, commonplace and dreary: and that is our fault. We Christians urgently need a new approach that catches the imagination of those in desperate need. Troubles are intensifying; people are searching, there has never been a better opportunity.

I feel called to highlight and emphasise the astounding, miraculous and supernatural nature of Biblical prophecy. Prophecy is dispersed (dotted about) throughout the Bible and, therefore, usually not read in a linear and related fashion. For me, listing prophecies in one place brings joy and peace to my heart and mind: it confirms that God is in control.

As ever, I will endeavour to keep what follows as simple as possible. But first …

BACK TO BASICS

The Bible, at its opening, quickly moves from creation to satan’s success in instigating the fall of man. Then follows God’s sovereign selection of Abram (Abraham) and his descendants, to be His chosen people (Israel). Thereafter, we see the story of their triumphs, failures, trials and tribulations; and God’s endeavours to guide them through His elected prophets, culminating in the first advent of Jesus Christ.  The New Testament describes Jesus’ life and role as Redeemer King, His death, resurrection and ascension to heaven.  At the close of the Bible, Jesus returns and satan and His followers are overthrown.

The Book of Revelation is the essential finale of the story: God emphasises its huge importance, giving blessings to readers and hearers (Rev 1:3); He makes clear its prophetic nature, and warns of dire consequences for anyone who changes the text (Rev 20:18-19). No other book in the Bible carries such blessings and warnings.

Revelation is difficult to understand but the truth is, many prophecies are unfathomable until their fulfillment [try reading Isaiah 53 (written circa 750 BC) as if you had no knowledge of Jesus’ life and crucifixion]. In considering Revelation, we need to overcome centuries of “Greek World View” interpretations and analyses that seek to apply logic and to deny or ignore any supernatural implications. God cannot be explained by some logical or common-sense process. We can learn a huge amount by a systematic approach to Bible study, but the mystery remains and there comes a point where only faith, and God-given spiritual discernment, can help us.

I will look at the predictions in Revelation at a later date. In the meantime, here are some examples of prophecies that have been, or are in the process of being, fulfilled:

RELATING TO JESUS’ FIRST ADVENT

Prophecy Old Testament (delivered) New Testament (fulfilled)
Born of a virgin Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:22-23
Born in Bethlehem Micah 5:2 Luke 2:4-6
Called out of Egypt Hosea 11:1 Matthew 2:14-15
Taught in parables Psalms 78:1-2 Matthew 13:34-35
Healed the sick Isaiah 29:18-19, 35:4-6, 61:1 Matthew 11:2-6
Entered Jerusalem on a donkey Zechariah 9:9 John 12:12-15
Flogged and abused Isaiah 50:5-6 Mark 14:53-15:20
Hands and feet pierced Psalms 22:16 Mark 15: 20-26
Clothes divided Psalms 22:18 Matthew 27:35
Killed and buried Isaiah 53:8-9 Mark 15:33-47
Rose on the third day Hosea 6:2 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

 RECENTLY FULFILLED (or ongoing)

  • Egyptian will turn against Egyptian (Isaiah 19:2) (“Arab Spring”)
  • Damascus will be in ruins (Isaiah 17:1)
  • Gaza will writhe in agony (Zecharia 9:5)
  • False teachers and prophets will lead people astray (2 Peter 2:1-2)
  • Earthquakes, famines, plague and pestilences will intensify (Luke 21:11)
  • Travel and knowledge will increase greatly (Daniel 12:4)
  • People will prefer fantasy to reality, myth to Christian truths (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
  • There will be wars and rumours of wars (Matthew 24:6)
  • The Gospel will be preached to all nations – (Matthew 24:14) (How will we know?)
  • Things will be as they were in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:36-37)
  • People will be proud, unforgiving, lovers of self, lovers of money and pleasure (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
  • In any communication on end time prophecies the message, and the messenger, will be mocked and ridiculed (2 Peter 3:3-4)
  • Jerusalem will be perceived as a problem by the whole world (Zecharia 12:2-3).
  • Christians will be persecuted and martyred (Matthew 24:9)
  • Many will turn away from the Christian faith (Matthew 24:10)

SPECIFIC TO ISRAEL

  • Because of disobedience, people of Israel were dispersed (Deut 28:64-66)
  • The Jews will return to their biblical homeland (fulfilled in 1948), for example:
  1. God will bring back His exiled people (Amos 9:14-15) (Jer 16:14-15)
  2. The scattered flock will be gathered in (Ezek 34:13, Jer 31:10)
  3. A nation born in a day (labour pains to follow!) (Isaiah 66:7-8)
  4. Forces of hugely superior strength will be defeated (Lev 26:3,7-8)
  5. The formerly desolate land will become fertile and fruitful (Zech 7:14)
  6. These things happen for the sake of God’s Holy Name (Ezek 36:19-24)

Each of the prophecies referred to above could be the basis for a long discourse, and there are many more that could be added.

REVITALISED EVANGELISM

I believe that the next stage of evangelising will involve demonstrating to a sceptical world that fulfilled prophecy confirms the authenticity of the Bible and underlines God’s infallibility and love. He has given us all the information we need!

Jesus gave us pointers for the circumstances that will prevail when He returns, but makes it clear that the specific time of his coming cannot be known. We are well along the time-line of prophetic events. Those signs that await fulfillment could happen very quickly. Reading the Bible, watching what is happening, particularly in Israel and Jerusalem, and seeking to understand the spiritual significance of unusual signs and symbols in the world around us, are all key elements in our being ready for the return of Jesus.

Now is the time for a new approach, a Great Rethink:

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” (Isaiah 6:8)

I am convinced that there is at least one expert marketing strategist out there who is envisioned by the Word of God, empowered by the Holy Spirit and who is ready to step into his or her anointing.

Monday Newsmix 1 – Donald Trump again points people to Jesus. Hence ongoing hatred, but the sifting has begun!

“Our Country Needs a Savior Right Now and Our Country Has a Savior. And It’s Not Me. It’s Someone Much Higher” – President Trump in Dallas on Christmas Week (VIDEO)

Be sure to listen to the above link’s 1-minute video BUT BE CAREFUL – you may get  BLASTED!

I’d just published this and NIna came to speak to me and I then played her the video – she immediately got impacted by Holy Spirit as Trump spoke and quoted scripture!

Listen to President Trump’s humble statement and implicit confession of Jesus Christ as he once once again points heavenward to the Almighty ‘Boss’, like he did on the 2020 campaign trail – click my link below for info: Continue reading

THE QUESTION of our times: preaching Christ Crucified, is it controversial or crucial?

Further to the Lord’s words and warnings given to many prophets of our days, of which those delivered through Kim Clement and Veronika West are reported on this blog, it’s claimed Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in his address to the COP26 conference:

“It’s one minute to midnight on that doomsday clock and we need to act now.”

SO IF “1 MINUTE” TRULY IS  ALL WE’VE GOT LEFT TO LIVE, THEN ASK YOURSELF “AM I GOING TO HEAVEN OR TO HELL?”

Kelly Valencia begins her report that portays some unscriptural, flaky ‘theology’

“It is rude and provocative, and I can’t think who will be encouraged to try out church from seeing that!” Jenny Symmons tweeted. Chad Rigney, another Twitter user, said: “The banner is clear in the point. And I think the point is correct.”

In a statement to Premier, the lead pastor of the church, William Philip defended the banner and said that explaining the Church’s mission to preach Christ crucified and not something else “should hardly be controversial”.

“It seems that saying, when the COP is happening right on our doorstep, that there is something more important (far more important) the church must speak about is embarrassing for some Christians.

“I think that betrays a dangerous misunderstanding of the real urgency of the message we have been charged with taking to the world: an eternal, supernatural gospel,” Pastor William said.

But for Andy Lester, head of conservation at Christian environmental charity A Rocha UK, Christ crucified and climate change “are not two separate things”.

“We know that we serve a God who died at Calvary and rose again, but he died at Calvary for all our sins for all the things that we’ve done to each other, but also done to the planet, so climate change is a symptom of that scene of that brokenness.

“Climate change is a reflection of Christ crucified. They’re not two separate things. They’re one and the same in terms of the link between sin and salvation and hope,” Lester said…’ (continue reading here)

HUH??? That claim is new to me so could someone provide chapter and verse? Please?

These ‘leading christians’ are in deep danger as Revd Christopher Wickland warns (tap image to go to his Fbk):

ALSO consider the well-informed opinion of renowned journalist Melanie Phillips:

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Simplicity of the Gospel and in Evangelism and in End-Times – Neil Mackereth

I’m grateful to my good friend Neil Mackereth for this paper. I’ve known him since his stimulating summer-time evening courses several years ago in Winchester Vineyard Church. The appendices to this will follow in my series of End-Times Briefings.

SIMPLICITY

Jesus said: “But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” John 12:32 NIV (other versions say “I, if I be lifted up ……..”)

And: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 18:3 NIV

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Cor 11:3 KJV

Introduction

The Lord has been laying on my heart the need for simplicity. I have felt a growing urgency for clarity and, in particular, the avoidance of theological obfuscation with words such as ‘theological obfuscation’!

First, I am convinced that we stand on the threshold of an unprecedented outpouring of the Spirit. The associated revival will tax our mental and physical resources – we should be preparing now. Our Gospel message to enquiring non-believers needs to be simple and unmistakable.

Secondly, I feel called to express in plain English the End-Times timeline and why we need to re-engage with those parts of the Bible that Satan has sought to sideline. I see the two stages as closely linked: a mighty revival followed by a rapid advancement of God’s End-Time plan.

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Understanding the times and writing to The Guardian re. Franklin Graham — TheWeeFlea.com

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In my humble opinion this by David Robertson is essential reading for ALL who claim to follow Jesus Christ, and especially for church leaders… 

This months EN article…. 1 Chronicles 12:32 is a fascinating verse. It speaks of ‘men who understood the times and knew what to do’. In an age of confusion it’s clearly something that we need today. The devil’s tactic as the father of lies is to sow discord, create confusion and magnify division. It appears…

Continue reading at UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES & WRITING TO THE GUARDIAN – EN Article — TheWeeFlea.com

Declaration for the spiritual harvest

Click/tap image for link to Passion For The Nation and previous declarations

By Suzanne Ferrett of Passion for the Nation on Monday February 17th, 2020

HARVEST

‘Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when the ploughman shall overtake the reaper’ (Amos 9:13)

We declare across this land, this is the day of revival and awakening, and we thank God for all those who have already come to know Him in this season, for the miracles that have taken place and the resources already released. Now, in the Name of Jesus, we speak increase and multiplication and we call God’s people into a revelation of the openness upon the land.

We come into agreement with God’s word that we are anointed...“to preach good tidings to the poor … to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” 

In Jesus’ Name, we call forth salvations, we call forth Jesus-centred conversations, we call forth prophetic encounters, dreams and visions, and we declare our nation will not miss the day of His visitation. (Isaiah 61:1)

Even as God is releasing many ministries within the church, we declare this is a new season of the Evangelist and we call forth those who will speak to individuals and we call forth those who will speak to the crowds. We declare God’s people will speak His word with fresh faith, authenticity, compassion and urgency, as the revelation of His justice, mercy and goodness increases upon them; that God’s word will go out with boldness and clarity, yet sensitivity and wisdom, and the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ be heard.

We declare that grace and truth come through Jesus Christ and we speak the revelation of Jesus into the lives of individuals, families, communities and all cultures in our land.

Suzanne Ferrett.

Passion for the Nation (Facebook)

The primacy of Evangelism, the shiftiness of Jung and disappearance of freedom of speech — Gavin Ashenden

Am very pleased to learn of Revd Gavin’s early liking of Carl Jung and stark warning about consequential darkness for those who follow his path, for that too is my story but which began a decade earlier than his journey.  I was intrigued that his auto-biography told of a ‘revelatory’ dream that started Jung’s delving into psychic realms because it falsely pointed to God loathing the traditional Church. What’s more, it’s thus not surprising Jung soon acquired a spiritual guide, or ‘mentor’!  [My personal account at I’m Free! tells of these dangers and how only the Lord Jesus could rescue me and transfer me from the devil’s domain into His Kingdom – Colossians 1:13.]

Only 5 per cent of UK population love the Bible. We need to get serious about evangelism. 11th November 2019 Following the news that just 5 per cent of the population are ‘Bible-loving’, Bible Society has created seven other spiritual types (such as ‘Bible Nostalgic’ and ‘Bible Indifferent’) to indicate various attitudes to scripture that…

via The primacy of Evangelism, the shiftiness of Jung and the disappearance of freedom of speech…. — Gavin Ashenden

“Out of the mouths of babes” – Stephen Powell on rapper Kanye West’s example to preachers

Again, what ‘coincidental’ timing! Just after posting the previous I noticed a new entry on Prophetic Releasers community group sharing this by Stephen Powell:

Tap/click image for link to Stephen Powell Facebook (not in new window)

FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES: KANYE’S SURPRISING EXAMPLE TO PREACHERS IN THE WEST

(Matt.21:12-17)
12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.
13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ ”
14 Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant
16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants you have perfected praise’?”
17 Then He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and He lodged there. Continue reading