For such a time as this – I (eye) wonder… (note #1)

Written just after the total solar eclipse crossed USA from its Pacific to Atlantic coast, Dave Hood presented me with a thought-provoking article and gave kind permission to publish. Re-reading it 7 weeks later I notice several God-incidental prophetic elements – including a healing; hence (parenthesis) in the title – as in my observations appended below:

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

Like many, I’ve wondered if the very recent eclipse affecting mainly America had any meaning.

A number of days ago, an acquaintance posted some information on Big Ben and the eclipse on Facebook. At that time I was already toying with these following facts…:

It struck me, from information, that the sun’s diameter is 400 times greater than the moon…and the sun is ALSO 400 times further away. Add to this the component of 4 years, the anticipated period of Big Ben’s stoppage which began on the same day as the eclipse.

Then we have the factors of size, distance and time linked to the number 4 . The number 444 had been, and still is, appearing ’til one is dizzy. The number 4 is related, in part, to the context of the creation natural and supernatural. 444 has had a number of different interpretations, including one of the timing of mantles being released and of the fullness of time, to mention but two of many others.

Here’s a video-link to Steve Cioccolanti, that I received after the facts outlined above were discovered.

I discover at around 7min 47secs (#2) another 4 is introduced into the sequence… Genesis 1:13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day  – Gen 1:14 .Then God said (of the 4th day), “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years” ; the seasons are not our summer, winter, etc, but rather God’s seasons.

But I then noticed in the video, at 26min 20 secs, he starts talking about the month of Elul, which BEGINS on sundown 21st August 2017, the day of the eclipse. Elul is the 12th month of the Jewish civil new year. Elul is the last month. From 24min 34 sec he explains Elul means ‘harvest’, but specifically the beginning of the harvest.

Just this Tuesday evening, the 22nd August, BEFORE I’d seen this video, I’d prepared a bible study on the word ‘tav’. In it I paid careful attention to explaining the place of numbers and pictures attached to this unique letter tav, as used and outlined in the Hebrew alphabet. We see this author of the video at 13 min 27secs provide also this focus. (#3)

Here is an excerpt of the study of evening 22nd August.:
Study notes, in italics, per John 4:35 (NIV) …”I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” (#4 & #5)

Note…gaining the harvest…requires OUR eyes be opened and then…LOOKING, and not looking away (#6)He wants to open our eyes and fill our jars … to connect our place of authority in heavenly places with his purpose here below on earth this earthly realm (Jacob’s ladder)

So today the 23rd...I began to wonder, is God opening our eyes, through the event of this eclipse, to demonstrate, to us, that HIS, long promised and hoped for harvest, dreamt for…has, in fact, now begun…the day following the eclipse…the eclipse being the trigger point and of the beginning of the month Elul, the beginning of the harvest. Elul, means, translates to harvest. And this harvest, beginning on the first day of Elul, is the beginning of God’s harvest season.

Following this illumination, I found some other enticing, and supportive facts. In Hebrew the fourth letter is ‘dalet’. The figure 4 is pictorially represented as the open door.

Another source spoke of it as being an open tent door, as in the Tent of Meeting. It’s an invitation to enter.

Just the previous Sunday in a fellowship meeting I attended, a prophetic word was given emphasising the open door He was placing, that no-one, no thing could or would close. (#7)

The 4th day brought the moon, sun and stars into play and could point to division, in terms of them separating light from dark. We as believers were brought out of darkness into light. I saw a quote attributed to G.L.Parks? As well as representing division it also signified time. Excellent article noted below (by Julie Volby on Doug Fortune’s site).

And a reference to the 4th dimension …a coordinate in addition to length, breadth and depth; a coordinate in addition to 3 rectangular coordinates especially when interpreted as the time co-ordinate in space or time continuum. Something outside the range of ordinary experience.

Eph 3:17-19 ……to comprehend the length and width and height and depth of His love,

We have mass, distance and time…Ephesians shows the 4th dimension.  Earlier we saw the factors of mass, distance and time…and when computed together…determine
force.

Eph 3:7 …according to the working of His power; v 14 …according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man; v 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. v20 according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

The love of god is the strength of god and the strength of god is the power of his love.

Gen 1:13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day Gen 1:14 .Then God said, (of the 4th day) “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years”; The seasons are not our summer, winter, etc, but Gods seasons.

God’s seasons… The name Theresa, can be derived from Greek meaning (theros) “summer” and from Greek (therizo) to harvest.

Psalm 19 (YLT) To the Overseer — A Psalm of David. The heavens [are] recounting the honour of God, And the work of His hands The expanse [is] declaring. 2 Day to day uttereth speech, And night to night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech, and there are no words. Their voice hath not been heard. 4 Into all the earth hath their line gone forth, And to the end of the world their sayings, For the sun He placed a tent in them, 5 And he, as a bridegroom, goeth out from his covering, He rejoiceth as a mighty one To run the path. 6 From the end of the heavens [is] his going out, And his revolution [is] unto their ends, And nothing is hid from his heat.

I wonder, do you?  [Yes, ‘eye’ wonder – and what a wonder! See #1]

Dave Hood, 23rd August 2017

Credit goes to these excellent links: Doug Fortune and Mary Carpenter Burt, whose post of 21 Aug reads: “Take note. This is PROPHETIC !! The day the music died in the UK. (Westminister chime) Today is the day, 21/08/17, that Big Ben has planned to go silent at 12pm BST for 4 years due to repairs on the tower on the SAME day as a major eclipse in the USA. A season of darkness and silence connecting the USA and the UK? Prayer and perseverance will be needed as these will seem to be dark and silent times concerning the USA and the UK. Yet an outpouring is coming. The ‘timing’ and ‘length of time’ is important elements of this season.”

RB Footnotes:
  1. Exactly one month after that eclipse on 21st Sept a lady attending prayer for healing regained her sight in one eye. Her eye had glaucoma for which surgery was scheduled but after looking at herself in a mirror after prayer ran back to the chapel to declare she could see through that eye – praise the Lord.
  2. Number 47 (my birth-year) popped up when I updated my testimony about having been confronted over 30 years ago about my New Age activity. Whilst updating I was nudged to check how long it had been since publishing that part of my story and found 47 months had elapsed! The reason for updating was yet another event of several in recent months that were significant in my journey towards my coming to Christ had been highlighted. (See ‘First Contact’ section of Searching for Truth leads me into captivity.)
  3. See also Mark Biltz’s notes on the 1:400 ratio and ‘tav’ in this blog’s Today’s and one month away’s awesome events in the heavens.
  4. I’d been stirred to refer to the Samaritan woman meeting Jesus in John 4 in my post of 29th September, Does God make ‘jigsaws’ and arrange coincidences? 
  5. The next day at Rev Dr Sharon Stone’s International Gathering of Apostles and Prophets in Windsor the Lord returned my attention to John 4 but redirected it to His Spirit’s unseen preparation of the ‘harvest’.
  6. To read more about ‘dalet’ and ‘Open Door’ on this blog see search results ‘dalet’.
  7. Read Chuck Pierce on Hebraic Year 5778 The Year of the Door and Angelic hosts will take us through the Door, as well as the next post (appearing at 18:00hrs).

Thank you Dave, and William Smith for the photo of the solar eclipse (source unknown).

Does God make ‘jigsaws’ and arrange ‘coincidences’?

After blogging three ‘jigsaw pieces’ of ‘coincidental’ prophetic scriptures (#1 – 21 Sept & 1Thess 5;  #2 – 22 Sept & Daniel’s 70th week#3 – 23 Sept & Rev 12) I had the thought ‘This kind of material may be unusual, if not weird, for my newer readers’.

I’m of the opinion there’s no such thing as coincidence as far as things of the Lord are concerned. In fact, He arranges many such ‘God-incidences’ and ‘divine appointments’, as we’ll soon consider.

Moreover, I’m sure He likes doing jigsaw puzzles, especially the one that’s invisible to us but upon which He sees displayed His plans and purposes. Occasionally, we get to see some parts of it too.

Take the ‘lid’ off ‘Invisible Jigsaw’ box by tapping image

SO, I invite you to take the lid off my version of that puzzle’s ‘box’ by tapping/clicking the above photo. Once ‘opened’ you’ll read about that ‘Invisible Jigsaw’. (Apologies for it not being able to open in a separate, new tab.)

In view of our birthday-anniversary last weekend I stayed offline after posting #1 (items #2 and #3 were scheduled for auto-publication). Even so, I mulled over the way I’d been ‘nudged’ into writing them and questioned whether or not I’d jumped to conclusions. So I sought the Lord with, “Was that all my imagination? Is there a scripture to show it’s ok?”

As if in conversation, a specific verse popped into mind that I’d read of decades ago. It tells of God playing a holy kind of ‘hide and seek’. Therefore, I resolved to look it up as soon as I got a moment upon my return.

However, before I got opportunity to find that verse I spotted a WordPress notification in my in-tray. This email alerted me to someone’s response to my remarks made last year on a scientist’s blog and wherein I’d quoted the very verse I was after!

What’s more, that response had been made on my birthday!!  I took this ‘God-incidence’ as the validation I wanted because it referred to what was on my mind to find! – AND I didn’t even have to take time searching for it!!  Just how cool is that?

The notification was from The Book of Works (Professor Seymour Garte’s blog). That title comes from Francis Bacon’s reference in his Advancement of Learning (1605), and upon which I observed,

“Let’s not forget Proverbs 25:2 – ‘It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, to search out a matter is the glory of kings.’  If I recollect correctly, this is said to have been Bacon’s personal motto and/or motivation behind his laying the foundations for modern science experiments and research…(as) precursors of the renowned Royal Society.”

If you wish to read more about such events and how they connect up pieces of ‘the invisible jigsaw’, then ‘dive’ into this picture of four jigsaw pieces:

Tap image to open ‘God-incidences’ box

A Divine Appointment ‘Par Excellence’

In the New Testament there’s a good example of the type of ‘God-incident’ popularly known as ‘divine appointment’, BUT ever so rarely is it recognised as such because its account makes a splendid sermon about who can meet Jesus, no matter the depth of our sinfulness. Preachers often make presumptions about this situation, but a key verse may indicate otherwise.

When Jesus and His disciples went through Samaria en-route to Galilee he stopped by Jacob’s Well and sent them on to the city of Sychar for provisions. The well was very deep and He didn’t have any means of getting a drink, which was awkward because it was in the midday heat. Ladies of the local city would fill their pitchers in the cooler early morning. Nevertheless, one Samaritan woman arrived to do just that and could provide Jesus with the means of getting a drink.

How fortunate! Such impeccable timing! Was she sensitive to Holy Spirit’s prompting? Did she get ‘nudged’?

Most preachers I’ve heard say she hadn’t gone there with the women because she was shunned by them, having had several husbands and then in an adulterous relationship. But what if she’d been earlier and was now responding to an inner directive from God?

The usual assumption is she’d been unfaithful all her life; but why would so many have married a woman with that reputation. This week I heard a better idea: she was barren and that could have resulted in several marriages – huh? But what if each husband had left her widowed? That is, each husband may have died. One of the first authors the Lord directed me to was John Sandford, co-founder with his wife Paula of Elijah House Ministries. (He’d been in the same new age group as I had and writes well about and deliverance from that situation.)

His idea about the woman at the well is that she may have been a prophetess and that if her husbands had died it suggests a marital relationship was secondary to that role. Moreover, her questioning and recognition of Jesus was not that of an ordinary woman.

John 4:39 and 42 are clues to her status of being neither a shunned outcast, harlot or adulteress, because:

  1. they didn’t outright reject what she told them but heeded and acted upon it,
  2. afterwards they told her, “Now we believe not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard him and we know that this is indeed the Christ the Saviour of the world”.

Thus, the woman was recognised in Sychar as having a high degree of dignity and some authority, if not that of being a prophetess. But better, she may have been the first non-Jewish female evangelist!

Thus, there may be a great deal more to that God-incidental divine appointment than is usually supposed – a meeting arranged by the Living God.

Image credits (courtesy Freedigital photos.net):
  • Hand Holding Puzzle Piece by Ponsulak
  • Puzzle by Jannoon028

Book review: ‘Rejection Hurts’ by Steve Hepden

Question: what does Steve Hepden’s first book ‘Explaining Rejection’ and a famous British radio telescope have in common?

I will share that personal point after quoting a couple of many endorsements to his latest book, followed by the publisher’s comments:

Rejection is such a huge heart issue, crippling multitudes of people and no doubt affecting us all. In this book ‘Rejection Hurts’, Steve Hepden will help you diagnose your issues, and then map out a way for you to come into acceptance, forgiveness and love. So helpful; so freeing; so life-giving.
John Arnott, Catch the Fire Toronto & Partners In Harvest International

This is a wonderful combination of pastoral and practical insights into the power and effects of rejection in today’s society. Through storytelling and compelling biblical insights Steve offers a wealth of resources to transform the negative equity of rejection into opportunities to find healing and wholeness.
Rev Dr Russ Parker, 2Restore: Healing Wounded Churches, Farnham, UK

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Prophetic word on manifestation of flames of fire and of the Glory

AWESOME ‘COINCIDENCE’!!  Just in from a walk and checking emails and note this from and courtesy of Chris Bennett and UK Prophetic Words. As I copy/paste and read ‘ramping up…’ it all matches the rhythm of Kenny Peavy and band on my hi-fi urging the Lord to purify them...”My heart is burning for you, my heart is burning for you…I’m hungry, thirsty longing for You…”, and then plead, “Set me on fire with Your fire” …

Tongues of Fire Acts 2-3

Courtesy of Iris Global Ministries, Mozambique.

PENTECOSTAL FLAMES OF FIRE WILL DESCEND AND THE GLORY WILL MANIFEST VISIBLY

It’s all ramping up! The wave just gets bigger by the moment. There is a build-up of Holy Spirit power and pressure and sometime soon it’s going to blow! I prophesy that it will have a different release point and a different effect and manifestation in each place Holy Spirit decides to let loose. The manifestation will be suited to the recipients – I don’t know how else to put it.

In a quiet church the manifestation will be quiet, while in a loud, bouncy church the manifestation will be more explosive. In both cases I see Pentecostal flames of fire descending upon the people. However, the result will be the same – an explosive growth in both churches with signs and wonders following. So – what will it look like?

The only examples we have are Argentina, Toronto, Pensacola, and later moves. There may even be some quite elderly saints who can go back to the Hebridean Revival of 1949–51, but it has been prophesied time and time again that this coming move will be different from anything seen or recorded previously.

I prophesy the Ruach, the wind of the Spirit, will manifest in meetings. The Ruach shall blow and the Glory shall enter. I prophesy that the Glory Cloud, the Shekinah Glory, will manifest visibly. I prophesy that those in the meetings where these signs are manifest shall, like Moses and others since, shine – their faces shall shine and reflect the Glory of God’s presence. I see people laying in the Glory as ones dead, only to rise again in a while singing and giving praises to the Lord, faces shining brightly from His presence.

The fire will fall and people will experience, many for the first time, the touch of God – that touch that sends electricity racing through your body, that fills you with such faith and power, that gifts us everything we need for our calling, our ministry. For some it will be a quiet peaceful thing; for others it will be like Elijah on the mountain – wind, fire, earthquake, and stillness. No two will necessarily be the same. I prophesy that each of us will meet with the Lord in the Glory – and we’ll never be the same again!

This is the coming season of revival. It is starting already and it is certainly coming to a church near you very soon.

Chris Bennett, 12th August 2017

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It’s not the End but the Start of an amazing, wonderful New Day!

It’s ‘kinda-coincidental’ that early on Tuesday morning two readers left encouraging comments on February’s post: Dreams and visions of Big Ben at the prophetical midnight hour – and that I saw that day’s headline on the clock’s chimes being silenced for four years and wanted to blog about that (see previous post). And it was opportune to use a graphic of Big Ben from an unknown source used to announce an intercessory gathering in Canterbury under the designation “It Is Time”!

The first of those comments was from Jonathan and followed up his earlier remarks,

‘With these prophecies I think it’s significant (as I e-mailed you at the time Richard) that the big prayer movement thing in South Africa that started early this year has been called “It’s Time”, as that was the message at least one of its organisers said God had given him.’

So I replied to him about that same title being used in a Canterbury meeting. Within half an hour of his commenting Sarah submitted this excellent, revelatory account:

‘I recently felt God saying it was a new day and I saw the sun rising. I was surprised as in Jewish culture a new day starts the evening and then its darkest before the dawn. But here was a new day like our culture is used to with the sun rising. So Malachi 4:2 makes sense to me in this context.

‘A couple or so years ago I had a vision / God video with music (which was playing on the radio), it was an Adele song “When the sky falls we all stand together” and I saw the children of God all hand in hand with Jesus amongst them. They were totally pure and clean, they were blameless. They walked together as the sun rose on a new day and then Jesus spoke to me. He said,

“It isn’t the end, it’s the beginning of an amazing and wonderful new day”.

‘I haven’t been the only one to say they get the general impression that they are walking into heaven on earth. I think we are as the Kingdom of God is expanding and now is the time that God is making all things new. I used to be scared of end times, but after that vision I wasn’t the same at all because God gave me hope through it. That there wasn’t anything to worry about, and that although I felt at the time like I was still a sinner, the reality was that I was blameless because of what Jesus did on the cross and there was hope in the new day we were all walking into, totally innocent children of God…’

To me (Richard) this is particularly pertinent because I’ve been musing about the distinct and stark contrast between the futures of the righteous and the unrighteous, between believers in Jesus and those who won’t. Scripture foretells worldwide judgments upon unregenerates but that those in Christ will safely escape Father’s wrath. Yet, in rapidly approaching that time, how does that difference manifest?  For a while I’ve wondered if the divergent, opposing theological views may somehow be reconciled…and then a ray of revelation dawned…

In considering how prophecies made by Jesus and Paul apply to the apostasy of the recent Synod I blogged about the Day of the Lord and repeat for ease of reference:

‘…it’s important not to overlook the fact that in quoting Isaiah 61 as His ‘mission statement’, Jesus opened that scroll in the synagogue and quoted the first verse only, and then stopped short (Luke 4:16-21). The Spirit of the Lord God was upon and anointed Him to preach the Good News, to heal the broken-hearted and bring release for those bound as though imprisoned. That was the purpose of His First Advent, but the subsequent verses allude to the anointing also continuing in His Second Advent, namely:

“To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God…”

In other words, Jesus’ mission was to proclaim the ‘Year of God’s Favour’ across Judea and Galilee and even into Samaria. It was implicit that the ‘Day of God’s Vengeance’ would follow in due course, and the subsequent revelation Jesus was given into that momentous future event was recorded by John in ‘The Apocalypse’. BUT the reference to that dread ‘Day of the Lord’ in the whole of Isaiah 61 is miniscule – it’s only one tiny clause in a long very positive, uplifting sentence!  AND the chapter’s remaining nine verses continue in the very same vein! (Check it yourself in NIV-UK.)

Therefore, whilst they may be severe shaking and demonic darkness the light, love and favour not only continues but also increases enormously for all those who are in Christ!

So thank and praise the Lord for confirming this in what You shared with Sarah…

THE SHAKING: watch for signs on earth and in the heavens

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

WORDS OF WARNING TO THE WORLD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“And He said,

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

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

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

A VERY PERSONAL LEAD-IN

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

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

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

Puzzle in Sky by Idea Go, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

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

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

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

Fulfilled prophecy #22 – gold and silver, USA and UK

THERE’S MORE GOLD, as in Patsy Southway’s visionary statement Gold, Gold and More Gold!  Moreover, I read about it right after having re-publishing her vision of droplets or nuggets of gold when deciding to check recent entries on Veronika West’s Facebook – her new reference to “GOLD” is absolutely astonishing: yet another ‘God-incidence’!

But then that’s why they’re recognised in being at least three sequential occurrences often on one day, or over three consecutive days, upon a common spiritual theme. They’re just like pieces of an invisible jigsaw falling into place.

So we now have three ‘invisible’ pieces about GOLD: two concurrent emails on visions of gold from Beverley (golden rain), Patsy (golden droplets and wing tips) plus Veronika’s post about the fulfillment of a year-old vision of gold and silver!!!

In not having kept abreast of news over last weekend I wasn’t aware of detailed reports of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, but Veronika noted very specific statements and actions as yet another indication of the continuing fulfillment of a prophetic word she’d received a few days over a year ago, on 5th July 2016 to be precise. It reads:

A WORD FOR AMERICA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM; TWO SHALL BECOME ONE!

“A MIGHTY RIVER OF GOLD AND SILVER; THE POWER OF GLORY AND REDEMPTION IS SHIFTING AND RESHAPING THE NATIONS IN THIS HOUR “!

‘Today while praying for the Nations, suddenly a very powerful vision opened up before me where I saw a large gold hand coming out of the Nation of America, I watched closely as the gold hand reached up high into the heavens.

‘Then suddenly I saw a large silver hand coming out of the United Kingdom and it too reached up high into the heavens, I watched intently as the silver hand of the United Kingdom and the gold hand of America came together and began to shake hands and as the two hands shook, I felt the earth tremble and the ground beneath my feet began to move and shift.

‘Then suddenly out of the heavens came a third large hand, but it was a hand of blazing fire, I watched as the hand of fire came to rest upon the shaking hands of silver and gold, Suddenly the blazing hand of fire intensified in heat causing the hand of silver and the hand of gold to melt, I watched closely as the two precious metals melted into one another forming one mighty river of molten gold and silver.

‘And then I heard these words, “UNITY AND FREEDOM, GLORY AND REDEMPTION”

‘Then I watched as the river moved with great force and in great power, I watched as the river of gold and silver suddenly turned and broke forth upon the Nations of the earth and wherever the river of gold and silver flowed the mighty waters rose causing the landscape to be changed and transformed, then I watched closely as great fires broke out upon these Nations, the blazing fires of purification and revival, fires that will not be quenched but will only burn brighter and brighter.

‘Then suddenly out of the heavens I heard these words,

“WATCH! FOR THE NATION OF AMERICA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM SHALL SHAKE HANDS AND THE TWO SHALL FORM A STRONG ALLIANCE AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE IN PURPOSE, ONE IN VISION AND ONE IN GREAT VICTORY.

“WATCH! FOR THE RIVER OF MY GLORY AND REDEMPTION SHALL NOW FLOW FORTH UPON THE NATIONS CAUSING A TIDAL WAVE OF TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE, FOR EVEN IN THIS HOUR BELOVED THE POWER OF MY GLORY AND REDEMPTION IS SHIFTING AND RESHAPING THE LANDSCAPE OF THESE GREAT NATIONS AND THE FIRES OF PURIFICATION AND REVIVAL SHALL BURN, BURN, BURN”, says God.’

Then last Saturday 8th July, Veronika posted this:

“HOLD ONTO YOUR HATS IN THIS HOUR, FOR THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS MOVING SUDDENLY, QUICKLY, STRATEGICALLY AND SHARPLY IN THE EARTH”!

‘WATCH! AS MANY PROPHETIC WORDS WILL ‘SUDDENLY’ COME TO PASS…! For there is a divine Acceleration and Momentum that is taking place in the realm of the Spirit over the Nations.

‘THESE ARE THE HEADLINES IN TODAY’S NEWSPAPERS.

“Trump: UK-US trade deal to happen quickly”!
US President Donald Trump has said he expects a “powerful” trade deal with the UK to be completed “very quickly”.
Speaking at the G20 summit in Hamburg, he said he would visit London. Asked when, he said: “We’ll work that out.”
In one-to-one talks, Mr Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to prioritise work on a post-Brexit trade deal, a UK government official said.
The president made it clear he believed Britain would “thrive” once it had left the European Union, the official added.

‘See the Prophetic Word I posted last year! Amazing God we serve. Giving Him ALL THE GLORY.’

Also, she spotted how a photo taken of that Head-to-Head meeting matches the above symbolic image, as previously published on her Facebook!  Notice Donald Trump’s and Theresa May’s handshake and the hues of their hair reflect that picture…

Selah…

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Visions of golden rain and of gold

The previous posts about London and Ilford and from Whitstable on God’s glory support last year’s vision-experience of the Lord’s glory falling like golden rain on streets of London, as seen by attendee of Forest Hill Community church (also of ‘tsunami of love’ from 2011). Thank you Lord for ‘God-incidental’ reminder of those from Beverley ‘Joy’ and from UK Prophetic Words’ email of this by Patsy Southway.:

GOLD,  GOLD  AND  MORE  GOLD!

Over this past month the Lord has been increasingly speaking to me about GOLD. This first started on the 5th June while I was in prayer.

I had a vision of a beach. I could see the waves coming in, foaming their way upon the sand. These waves were not tsunami type waves, just ‘normal’ waves. But as the waves receded GOLD droplets, nuggets, were left on the beach. Splashes from the waves too were like little droplets of gold.

As I continued to watch this scene, the amount of GOLD was increasing, of course, as the waves were building momentum. There was something very PURE and LOVELY about it all.

I asked, ‘What does this mean? Waves of GLORY? Wealth?’ But nothing was clear to me at the time.

Then the very next day, on the 6th June, again, whilst in prayer, I received a vision of a large flying bird. It was an Eagle with GOLD tips on its wings. More GOLD. Again, I asked the meaning of this and for the previous day’s vision of the waves bringing in the GOLD. I sensed that the Lord was saying that the Eagle was symbolic of myself and many others. That we have been ‘marked with gold’ prepared, through journey, through brokenness, through healing, through purification for something very precious that’s coming.

Then, on the 22nd June during the House Of Prayer meeting in our home, I saw a HUGE cloud of FIRE over the house and was reminded, (a friend reminded me) that this was the second time the Lord had shown us this. We had also received a prophetic word, previously, about this. That the Heavenly Fire Cloud over the property/land will be released to many hubs/gatherings/families/churches with the same effect that a rippling effect of a wave makes.

As I was journalling this later in the day, I was also given this scripture from 1 Peter 1:6-7:
‘In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, you have been grieved by various trials, that the GENUINENESS of your faith, being much more precious than GOLD that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.’

My thoughts, conclusion even, at that time was that many of us have been led through FIRES, in order to BE the FIRE OF GOD to the NATIONS and that HE brings us forth as GOLD.

Then, as we prepared to have some rest days away in Cornwall last week, in an amazing way (you know how God radically so confirms things sometimes!) the word GOLD cropped up everywhere:

A pair of boots I purchased – were labelled ‘RHINE GOLD’
Teabags, bought to take away – ‘GOLD TEABAGS’
We arrive at the site, in Cornwall and I was looking through the leaflets:
‘CORNWALL GOLD’ – JEWELLERY FROM THE HEART OF CORNWALL.
We walked into a pub and ordered drinks. I looked back towards the door to see the pub was called: THE GOLDEN LION!
Eating lunch out the following day, we asked for some vinegar, the label – ‘Aspell GOLDEN Malt Vinegar’
I have photos of all of these!

So, early the next morning, I spent some quality time talking with Papa and began to look up some meanings of GOLD.
The COLLINS ENGLISH DICTIONARY says:
GOLD is a valuable, yellow coloured metal that is used for making jewellery and ornaments and as an INTERNATIONAL currency.

The colour GOLD is associated with ABUNDANCE, PROSPERITY and WELL BEING.

I read in Genesis 2 that GOLD was used from the very earliest of times for ornaments. And that GOLD was extremely abundant please read (1 Chr 22:14; 2 Chr 1:15;) 2 Chr 9:13-14 ‘Now the weight of GOLD which came to Solomon in ONE year was 666 talents of gold!
The MOST HOLY PLACE within the Tabernacle and Temple were covered with GOLD. Ex 25:10-11 & 17-18 Apparently there are 189 Bible references about GOLD. I read most of them.

Interesting to note that Gold and Silver are products of God, not a man made product. God designed them to be intrinsically valuable and beautiful. GOLD does not tarnish or corrode. A precious metal, like GOLD is not only unharmed when tried by FIRE but becomes REFINED and PURE.

God is, and has, and will, refine US; to bring us forth as GOLD. At the same time it is easy for God to bring in GOLD in waves! It is easy for God to cause us to fly, like Eagles, Into places where our wing tips would touch the very GOLD of heaven and we will be marked for ever from eternity to eternity.

I’m seeing my Heavenly Father LONGING to give GOOD gifts to His children. I’m hearing him say, ‘Don’t be afraid of WEALTH in ALL its forms.’ SELAH….
I’m seeing many hearts and minds, including mine, being enlarged to encompass this ‘NEW’ that He is doing and even GREATER things He longs to release.

I want to encourage you – GO FOR THE GOLD! Give Him EVERYTHING! Just like Jesus gave up EVERYTHING for you and me. When we seeking to live that wonderful John 5:19 lifestyle that Jesus lived then heaven can release as much GOLD as it wants and we’ll know exactly what to do with it! It’s on its way!

Happy days!

Patsy Southway, 10th July 2017 – www.pickministries.com

St Takla Haymanout Coptic Orthodox Church Egypt – The Ark of the Covenant

RB’s notes:
  • Am amused by this ‘coincidental material’ as my new phone lies screen-down on papers looking like a slim, weighty bar of gold on this desk – only this weekend did I replace my 5-years old white HTC with new Sony phone to link with TV. Instead of getting the same colour I looked online and, unlike me, decided to pick the gold one!
  • Reference to vision of eagles reminds me of that of personal golden eagle (here).
  • See also The Glory of God Rising and Vision of Crown Over England.
  • ‘Coincidentally’ Veronika West has another instance, see next post.

Meet the Real God

After Thursday evening’s soaking up gently jazzed-up worship I left Son-bathing to the song “Jesus, you are the radiance of the Father’s glory”, and confirmation of it came on Friday in Mike Parsons’ blog below. May you too be blessed with his excellent advice…

Sons Of Issachar

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott – 

New for old

God is always doing new things.

Please understand that, as we said before, He is always the same, faithful and full of lovingkindness, and He has never changed. But when we engage Him intimately, He reveals Himself in continually new, surprising and sometimes even shocking ways.

“Behold, the former things have come to pass,
Now I declare new things;
Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you”
(Isa 42:9).

“Do not call to mind the former things,
Or ponder things of the past.
Behold, I will do something new,
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware of it,
I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert”
(Isa 43:18-19).

God is revealing new things in our day, yet often we try to cling on to what is old, comfortable and familiar, just like…

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Heaven’s trumpet sounding over UK : Changing of the guard over nations

Thank you to UK Prophetic Words for these fresh words which, in my humble opinion, indicate what’s about to come here in Britain and on the broader international perspective – as I write that, an incoming email from a reader refers to blowing the trumpet as stated in the 2005 Vision for Great Britain of Wendy Alec:

A TRUMPET SOUND FROM HEAVEN BLOWING ACROSS THE UK

Posted: 12 Jun 2017 02:47 PM PDT  Received by a trusted intercessor 30th May’17:

There is a trumpet sound from Heaven blowing across the UK and hitting the demonic structures that have held the minds of Christians in captivity through faulty thinking and ignorance of what the Word of God really says.

These winds are colliding with demonic strongholds, forming whirlwinds. I saw this happen three times in the spirit realm bringing a completeness in what the Lord will and is doing, in this latter period of transition which is leading to a forward movement and breakthrough.

I saw a wig, like the wig of a judge; the Lord is Judge. He judges the earth, and we will all be judged at the end according to our works. His sword is actively discerning and exposing the thoughts and attitudes of the hearts of men.

As the whirlwind comes, it uncovers all that has been hidden. The whirlwind is the whirlwind of God’s Holy Spirit, bringing a cleansing, removing the dross, the stuff which has been holding us back. And God looks; He wants to see His church really move. He wants to see us being mobilised.

The rubbish in us, especially the gossip, and all those different things that are blocking the way forwards and causing deep pain for some of His beloved, is about to be removed so that there will be an acceleration forwards for those willing to be changed, who repent and who have really humbled themselves. This is a time of new freedom and destiny.

The dross being removed also consists of strongholds of false belief, disappointment and disillusionment which have led to bitterness, unforgiveness and unbelief in many. The religious spirit brings death and shutdown as there is little faith to see miracles and healing. Many are not even believing in the demonic or the supernatural.

Nevertheless, the Lord is sanctifying His Church and those who humble themselves and face into the wind will be cleansed and set free. It is the mercy and grace of God accomplishing this washing of our innermost being in preparation for His next move.

A FRESH ROYAL DIADEM NOW BEING RELEASED FROM HEAVEN!

Posted: 13 Jun 2017 02:18 PM PDT

Dr. Theresa Phillips

There’s a royal diadem coming down from Heaven sent by the Father of lights.

It bears the jewels of Heaven. It comes with a condition: “Change,” says the Lord, “To wear the crown, one must change” (see James 1:17).

There is a changing of the guard, commencing FIRST in Heaven then in the below. As the spiritual guard begins to change so will the natural guards within several nations. Nations like the Philippines, Thailand, Germany, Denmark and England will all see a LEADER-SHIFT.

The Lord Himself is beginning to pinpoint areas within the leadership that needs to be realigned for their assignments. There will be a season of confession, a season of proclamation and then there will be a season of release.

The Lord is preparing people even now with prophecy carrying strength to encourage by conviction. These will be released to release powerful prophecy for they have been set aside because they longed to walk in the royal priesthood humbly before their God (see 1 Peter 2:9).

Over the next seven months, there will be a challenge in the hearts of many to see what their destiny is. It’s a challenge to figure out where they will go and who they will become.

The Lord would say to the people, “Do not ask who you will become, ask Whose you will become. Once that revelation has been released, you will begin to see spheres of influence change and challenge within your life. Then when it (revelation) is released you will see DESTINY emerge.”

The Lord says, “I am realigning and assigning a brand-new royal priesthood, not after the order of anything except Christ Himself. For He had become and IS THE GREAT HIGH PRIEST. No other priesthood compares.

“Royal ambassadors, called into the royal priesthood, will be a new voice throughout the nations. Clergy from the Vatican will begin to change their language. Clergy from England will change their language. There is going to be a great revival in Ireland and Scotland. And the Church of America will shift its language and the RE-BIRTH of the Kings James Bible will emerge on the scene.”

“NOTICE THIS,” says the Lord, “The United States of America will begin to send out a different breed of missionaries. These missionaries will have had experiences in heavenly realms without boasting. They will begin to declare realms, atmospheres, and alignments with Kings in nations and these voices will be heard as voices of solidarity with the Kingdom of Heaven. This will ignite the hearts of many and they will begin to cry, ‘Here am I send me to be the word.’”

http://www.globalpropheticvoice.com

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

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

Digital Globe with Hand by Watcharakun

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

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

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

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

And within the hour yet another ‘Ping’!

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

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

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

Digital Globe by Cooldesign

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

Lion Bites that don’t let go…Practising the Presence

Blogging plans and priorities brewing over the weekend were about meeting a new focus, as implied at the close of last Friday’s post on seizing opportunities. I didn’t spell it out for the sake of closely guarding my purpose; but suffice to say, I was really surprised at what I’d sensed the Lord wants of me in this harvest-time. SO, I had a plan in mind for some ‘tests’ of republishing a few old posts as and when possible during a busy week, but don’t want to swamp my regular readership.

It ‘just so’ happens the Lord had directed Emma and David Stark at Glasgow Prophetic Centre, to personalise the next Lion Bites email to subscribers. This stirring word brought confirmation to my spirit (make it personal for you too by replacing my name with yours) and then got hammered home the next day:

Monday – GOD IS CALLING YOU LOUD AND CLEAR

The Lord is asking these questions in the earth;

“Who will be a nation changer today? Who will be willing to rise up from what is occupying their time to hear and obey my voice?”

God says “I am calling you, Richard, out to build and establish My Kingdom here on earth as it is in Heaven in your generation.”

David was the least in His father’s house yet, after much training in the secret place tending sheep, he was used mightily by God to deliver an entire nation. Do not allow yourself to think you are insignificant. Your steadfast trust in God amidst your trial has been preperation for the call and destiny God has put within you. You are, indeed, significant.

Make a decision today to heed the call of God, get up and go! Bring glory to God as you leave a legacy for future generations as they see, and are spurred on by the evidence of the great things He shall do through your yielded life.

Matthew 4:19

Then He said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”.

Tuesday – COME AND SIT WITH GOD TODAY 

God says. “Come and sit awhile with me and let me be your sounding board.

“I long to chat through your hopes and dreams with you. They are a delight to my heart as you are a delight to me. I love to hear your enthusiasm and excitement for the things I have placed within you; the seeds that I sowed long ago that are now starting to shoot through your spirit and manifest in your life. I am excited, just as you are excited!

“Let us plan together while remembering that nothing is impossible for me. I have watched you grow to this place and this time. Know not to be afraid of what is ahead and, as you step out and into what you know to be next, see that I have already prepared a way for you.

“As you sit with me today, I am giving to you know confidence in the gifts and anointing that you carry. For I have given them to you, establishing them deep within. A firm foundation has been built, and now it is time for brick to be laid upon brick; for you to begin to move into the next area of your call.”

Zechariah 8:9

This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Now hear these words, “Let your hands be strong so that the temple may be built”. This is also what the prophets said who were present when the foundation was laid for the house of the Lord Almighty.’

[With gratitude to Glasgow Prophetic Centre and published with their kind permission.]