Vision of eagle – role of ‘air supremacy’ in the harvest of souls

Eagle-eyed by John Mark Long: courtesy http://www.propheticartists.com

A ‘God-incidence’ struck last Thursday in connection with Dr Sharon Stone’s November mentoring day, and with what two attendees of that meeting were writing about on the same day last week > the necessity of gaining ‘air supremacy’!

Having arrived from Shaftesbury with a couple of friends on this month’s first Saturday, Simon Baddeley and I greeted one other in Caffe Nero over coffees bought en-route to  the meeting. There, they sat in the row behind me and he and I took extra special note of what Sharon’s associate was teaching on how to bring God’s Kingdom into secular society. We never spoke about it. And neither of us would have prophesied, let alone guessed, that we’d both write about a special aspect of it on the very same day!!

So on the 9th I blogged about Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan, referred to America’s involvement and closed by citing how a prophet’s example of changing the spiritual atmosphere to release the Kingdom of God may affect international diplomacy. (See ‘Kingdom Presence & Prophecy’ section in Paws 4 Thought: Kingdom-related Events Since Lightning Strike on Mecca’s Grand Mosque.)  After telling how personal envoys of Donald Trump received prophetic words the speaker likened intercessory prayer and prophecy to the military strategy of ‘air supremacy’.

On the 9th Simon wrote as follows under this published heading:

‘AS YOU GAIN AIR SUPREMACY YOU WILL SEE THE HARVEST YOU HAVE LONGED FOR’

‘I have had this word for a couple of weeks but I heard (the speaker) use the same phrase that I’d heard the Lord say, which has prompted me to release the word.:

27 October 2017:
‘I heard the sound of wings beating; they are huge wings and I can feel the strength that is being exerted as they are causing a large eagle to take off from the ground. As it rose up I saw that there were scars on its ankles where it had been shackled.

‘I heard the Lord saying, “I am freeing my prophetic voices” and then heard him say,

“As you gain air supremacy you will see the harvest that you have longed for, for as you win the battle in the air you will win the battle on the ground. You have been wondering why the harvest hasn’t come in but it has been because you have not won the battle in the air; when this battle is won you will see harvest you long for.”

Simon Baddeley, 9th November 2017

Simon is on the leadership team at Father’s House Shaftesbury and associated with Dr Sharon Stone at Christian International Europe, Windsor, and a few years ago gave me an accurate prophetic word.

The symbolism of the eagle is especially significant in relation to prophecy. It featured prominently in my first encounter with it in church circles, as told in Why Write/blog? and as my cyber-friend and blogger Tony Puccio in Tucson, Arizona, can attest too. Hence, a copy of the above picture by John Mark Long is hanging in our lounge.

Hebraic Year 5778 – Year of the Open Door

Further to Dave Hood’s reference to ‘open door’ in his For such a time as this I thank Chris Bennett and UK Prophetic Words for this on the new Hebraic year:

5778 – YEAR OF THE OPEN DOOR!

If the coming year is the year of the open door for Israel, then it is surely the year of the open door for Christians too. I read relatively little prophecy from others, that I may know that anything I speak prophetically is from God rather than something already implanted in my mind by another’s prophecy. So this, like anything else I write, is what I believe I am hearing from God.

We’ve heard a lot about open doors lately. I’ve written about it and so have others. I/we’ve had ‘open doors’ prophesied over us three times recently and, indeed, new doors have been cracking open before us. So when I read the other day that the Jewish new year, 5778, is the Year of the Open Door, I sat up and paid attention.

“Have I not opened every door necessary to bring you thus far?” says the Lord. “And will I not open every door necessary to ensure your path in the future?”

I feel the Lord saying that He is clearing a way for revival, opening doors of opportunity, preparing hearts both for the work and for salvation. He is changing mindsets from doubt to expectancy, and He is fulfilling the expectant heart by His Spirit.

Doors are opening for all His children. Some will be the answer to prayer, but some will be totally unexpected opportunities for bringing even the most lost of people with the hardest of hearts to the throne of grace.

Yet the most important doors the Lord is opening are the doors to revival. In the UK, this has already started to happen. In America, the course that President Trump is taking is opening many, many doors to revival. Indeed small spiritual fires are already burning in places, and I feel that, under the example shown by Mr Trump, many more will start until America is ablaze with revival.

“PRAY!” says the Lord, “PRAY for REVIVAL, PRAY for YOUR LEADERS, PRAY for YOUR CHURCH, PRAY for YOUR CITIES, PRAY for YOUR FAMILIES.

“LET YOUR PRAYERS RISE AS A SWEET AROMA BEFORE ME”, says God, “and let my enemies be scattered as I arise and bring MY SPIRIT with REVIVAL to both the UK and AMERICA and from there to THE WORLD.

“This is the season. This is the year. Now is the time to TEAR DOWN those things that hold you back. Now is the time for HARVEST. Now is the time for my spirit to show the world that I am God, that I am the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. That is my name and I will be heard throughout your land!

I have OPENED THE DOOR, I am coming, and I am bringing REVIVAL with me!” says the Lord!

Amen.

Chris Bennett, 26th September 2017

[White Door in Skydoor by Nattavut, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net]

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).

On a September shift for leaders of UK, USA & Israel; harvest and equipping for the battle

In Visions of Christian Warriors…, which included words from the Lord on His heavenly army as brought by Chris Bennett, I mused about whenever we’re away it’s intriguing to return home and compare impressions with others who’ve heard from the Lord. So we continue in that vein with another word Chris received at that time (published by UK Prophetic Words – emphases mine):

GOD’S HAND IS UPON THERESA MAY, DONALD TRUMP and BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, PLUS WORD TO THE CHURCH

There has been a shift in the atmosphere in the last couple of days. It seems to me that the intercession, the presence of the Lord, the worship, even signs and wonders following have increased to the point of seeming much more aggressive. The war in the heavenlies has increased as the Army of Heaven prepares the way for Holy Spirit to move. That’s what I’m getting from the Lord.

“As August becomes September, expect Me to move upon you in power. Expect to see your leaders, President Trump, Prime Minister May, and Prime Minister Netanyahu, move decisively to forestall moves by their enemies from bearing fruit. My hand is upon them”, says the Lord of Hosts, “and they shall not be overthrown by those seeking to overthrow the balance of world power.”

The Lord continued, “My church needs to be ready for the cry, ‘ALL HANDS ON DECK!’ and she needs to have intercessors praying and watchmen stationed on the walls. From your point of view, things are about to get ‘ugly’, but from My perspective, everything is on plan, on target, and ready to advance My Kingdom.

“My Spirit is ready to show you His power. He is ready to flood your nations with My presence; to begin the harvest. It has started in many places, but I am ready to change the face of My church for ever!” says the Lord. “Be prepared for changes – big far reaching changes. I am equipping the Church for war – all out war upon Christians by My enemies. Changes will be inevitable, unavoidable, and, to some, unpalatable. As I said to Joshua, so I say to this army, ‘Do not fear, be strong and very courageous, for every place you put your foot, that place I will give you!’”

He finished with this,

“This is your battle cry, Sound the trumpets! Every man to his station. The enemies of the Lord are about to attack but the battle is the Lords! It was won at Calvary.”

Hallelujah Church. Battle is joined! The Holy One of Israel is on the move!!!

Chris Bennett, 29th August 2017

Holy harvest is ripe for reaping – Time is running out!

In her opening message at last week’s Revival Alliance UK gathering in Birmingham, its hostess Lori Arnott Lawlor of Harvest Ministries told of a vision the Lord gave her when she wanted to ease back on her ministry. Lately, He’s reminded her of its importance.

Lori had a picture of being with many others fishing from a huge boat. Everyone along the deck was working very hard hauling in massive nets brimming over with fish. Her arms were aching so much from this immense and ongoing catch!

Therefore, she stressed NOW’s time to take Jesus out of churches and for Holy-Spirit filled believers to go into the public places and introduce people to His deep love and healing power.

Other Revival Alliance leaders from UK (Ken Gott & Dave Campbell), Canada (John & Carol Arnott), USA (Bill & Beni Johnson), Bulgaria (Georgian & Winnie Banov) and from Mozambique (Rolland & Heidi Baker, over in the concurrent conference in Norway after a UK tour) also reminded us that, in view of the signs of our being in the End-times, it is now absolutely vital to get outside churches into the streets and reap the harvest!

It should be our priority!

These leaders connected to the Toronto Outpouring are some of the few who allow Holy Spirit into their meetings; as does Church of His Presence in Alabama, through whom we heard yesterday a direct report from a church in Beaumont, Texas, that’s helping as many casualties of the terrible flooding as possible by taking and being Jesus outdoors in the disaster area!

AND SO it was most interesting to return home and read a couple of dreams that Tony Puccio had over the weekend, as well as an earlier one related to Lori’s ‘fishing’ vision:

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

‘I had a dream where I saw Jesus seated on His throne. He was leaning forward looking down at the earth. In His right hand, instead of a scepter, I saw a sickle which one would use to harvest wheat with…’ (published Saturday 2nd Sept)

‘I had a second dream where, like the one posted the day before, I saw Jesus on the throne with a sickle in His right hand. However, this time His was not on the world but on the church. I saw Him weeping and could feel that His heart was heavy. When I saw what was going on inside the church I understood why. What I saw was people dancing like one would see in a square dance, not that I am saying square dancing is evil.  What I am saying is is that I felt the Lord’s grief because the church is ignorant of the hour, the day, or the season that it is in. As He was looking at the church i heard the words, “they’re not ready” 

‘In another part of the dream I saw Jesus standing outside of the building called church which begs the question if Jesus was outside why would anyone want to go in. It sounds much like the Laodicean where Jesus was on the outside as well. In the dream I saw Jesus standing on the outside as I stated above, However, He had a sickle in His right hand and I saw Him trying to give it to the people entering the building called church but they totally ignored Him and proceeded to go into the building.

‘The body needs to know the hour, the day, and the season that is upon us. The Word clearly says that My people perish because of lack of knowledge.’ (posted Sunday 3rd).

See also The Harvest Is Plentiful (Nov 2015), Catching Any Fish? (Jan 2017) and my GPS#8 – on Britain Becoming a Fisher of Souls Once Again.

Veronika West: a ‘now’ word on the significance of Theresa May’s election

Readers will be aware of the many contributions that UK Prophetic Words is bringing the body of Christ in our current situation, one of which is this from Veronika West posted on her Facebook yesterday:

AN URGENT NOW WORD FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM;

“THE ELECTION OF THERESA MAY WILL MARK THE BEGINNING OF A MIGHTY MANIFESTATION OF A GREAT HARVEST IN THIS NATION, FOR THE WINDS OF RESTORATION, REVIVAL AND REFORMATION ARE NOW BLOWING ACROSS THE LAND”!

Like many of you I have been praying and interceding over the Nation and over the affairs in our Government but today for the first time in a few weeks I saw and felt a TANGIBLE SPIRITUAL SHIFT TAKING PLACE OVER THE NATION. I saw in the Spirit realm the prayers of the Saints being set before the King like incense, I saw many hands lifted high toward heaven, then I heard these words,

“THE ELECTION OF THERESA MAY WILL MARK THE BEGINNING OF A MIGHTY MANIFESTATION OF A GREAT HARVEST IN THIS NATION, FOR THE WINDS OF RESTORATION, REVIVAL AND REFORMATION ARE NOW BLOWING ACROSS THE LAND”!

BEGIN TO DECREE; “A HARVEST SHIFT IS NOW TAKING PLACE OVER THIS GREAT NATION…!

As I remained in prayer the Holy Spirit quickened to me a Word I posted last year around this same time. Please see and read the submission below. I believe this word is now beginning to come to pass in our Nation.

Note; I found it poignant that the breakthrough in prayer came today being 7 June 2017, as we know the number (7) represents, Completion, Perfection, Prosperity, Rest, Taking Procession of, Gods Will made manifest, Walls of Jericho came down and Entering into Gods Heavenly Atmosphere.

Furthermore, today it is exactly ’10 months and 25 Days’ ago since Theresa May was Officially Elected as British Prime Minister, (Joshua 10:25 says, “FEAR NOT, nor be dismayed, be STRONG and of good COURAGE..!)

Word; From 2016..! Continue reading

God’s spirit is beginning to move in the UK and beyond: THE Great Awakening

Whilst focused upon the Lion Bites post I got ‘nudged’ to visit this new blog and so pleased to find this item harmonises with it. Thank you for such well-written observations and insights.

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Where the spirit of God is, there is change and freedom (John 3:8). I am aware of a major sense of change and atmosphere beginning to happen here in the UK and globally. There appears to be a spiritual battle happening behind the scenes. We need to be aware, ‘our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms’ (Ephesians 6:12). We are reminded to put on the full armour of God in word and spirit, even as I write this, there is a rising of spirit within me that is calling me to pray constantly and fiercely for events local and nationally. I am hoping my spiritual brothers and sisters will join me in this fight for revival too and be ready, for the season has…

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John Kilpatrick: Midnight Words for 2017 and Beyond

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Readers will recall the 20 prophetic words Revd John Kilpatrick was given over Christmas 2015 for 2016 and beyond, especially the awesome prediction of nations being “shaken” and kingdoms “jolted”, as happened last year across Europe and the United States! (See Fulfilled Prophecies #7.)

In his Sunday service on Inauguration weekend John remarked about the powerful wake-up call he’d received that necessitated furiously writing down all he was given. Here is the published version that he delivered last Sunday. Those annotated <NB> I will cover in an another post, but you may know the word about Jordan is especially pertinent in view of King Abdullah’s visit this week to the White House, as reported in World Watch Daily.

A MIDNIGHT INTERRUPTION

JohnK 214_logoOne night this week, I went to bed at 9:00pm, which is very unusual for me. I was very tired from traveling and a busy schedule. I was awakened by the Spirit of the Lord speaking with a strong expression, and He said…

“At midnight, a cry was made, ‘Behold the Bridegroom comes, go out to meet him.’ Then they arose, both the wise and the foolish. They awoke from slumber.”

I sat straight up in my bed and looked at my digital clock. It read 12:00 midnight!

It was a very sobering moment for me.  Holy Spirit revealed to me that His people have indeed awakened from slumber! Many things were weighed in the balances, but the people of God rose up, and God heard their cry.

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The Lord says,

“Therefore, I have set before My people open doors—not just a door, but  many  doors. I am opening doors of opportunity that have not been opened to you before. Because there has been a great change of heart, I have hastened to answer. Many have awakened, but they have not arisen. My word now is, ‘Arise!’ Do not return to slumber as in times past, because there will be many opportunities that I am opening to this nation, and very effectual doors that I am opening to My Church. These doors will lead to greater resources than you have known. It is important not to be timid, intimidated or fearful. This is not one of the four seasons I have established in the earth, but this is a special season. It is a time of My choosing. As the men of Issachar had understanding of the times to know what to do, so I will give you that very same insight if you will ask of me. I will direct you and show you.”

CLOSED SOCIETIES ARE GOING TO OPEN

“Remember Naomi of old. After a painful season of loss, heartbreak and heartache, she heard I was visiting My people and that bread was readily available. She heard this news in a bleak place, a forsaken place, filled with reversal and hopelessness. Upon the report of fresh visitation, she arose and stirred herself. She left the desolate place and came to Judah. My people have been desolated and have suffered. I am going to cause the news of a fresh visitation to spread quickly—God is visiting His people once again!

“The thing that will mark this move of My Spirit to distinguish it from all others is that I am going to move mightily in closed nations and closed societies. The word of spiritual bread among these starving and closed nations will create spiritual refugees, which will immediately create movement of entire nations of hungry and spiritually starving refugees toward the outstations of fresh bread.

“My Spirit will spread like a fire through empires, dynasties, tribes, clans, and among the
heathen as well. I will set My table before them, and they will taste of My goodness and
experience My mercy just as Naomi arose and brought her daughter-in-law, Ruth, to the place of visitation. It was there that Ruth was joined with Boaz, her redeemer.

“I tell you, many will believe this good news to be a rumor, but they will continue to hear the reports until they will come and see for themselves the wonders of the Lord. It will cause a great stir among the nations.

“I am going to open three doors:

  1. I am going to unseat powers and principalities in those regions that have long deprived the people of My presence and of My Spirit. A brief, but widespread harvest will occur. A once closed society of unbelievers will now have the opportunity to hear and to believe upon the Lord Jesus.
  2. There will also be a movement of laborers, those that I have chosen and
    called to work the fields of harvest. This is their time. This is what they have
    awaited, many since childhood. This is their time. They will bring their sickles
    and reaping tools, and they shall come rejoicing, bringing their sheaves with
    them during this harvest. There will be great excitement!
  3. There will also be a great commotion of the leaders of the harvest taking
    their places. They shall direct the harvest and place the laborers where they
    best fit. They are My apostolic leaders overseeing this last day harvest. They
    will know the mind of the Spirit. They will know who is to go where, and who
    is to do what. There will be resources and wealth to fund the harvest of the
    ages. The newcomer and the veteran soul winner will be paid the same wage
    in that day.”

This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes. In that day, the knowledge
of the glory of the Lord shall fill the earth as the waters cover the sea.”

MINISTRY MADE EASY

In the day of harvest, although brief, it will be said that it has never been so easy to preach, pray or prophesy. There will be no toil in leading the heathen to the wells of living water. The sick will be released. The bound will be easily delivered, and the lost will readily comprehend the way. This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations, and then the end shall come…Even so, Lord Jesus!

THE JEWS’ DAY OF VISITATION  <NB>

Most importantly, there will be a long awaited harvest that will begin in the land of Israel. The light of salvation will shine upon the Jews. As God reveals His love for His people through a chain of miraculous deliverances, the house of Israel will begin to see Jehovah’s salvation in a new light through Jesus’ shed blood. This will surely be the beginning; but full salvation shall come at a later appointed time for the Jewish people alone, and Israel shall experience a rebirth in one day.

MUSLIMS WILL RECEIVE THE MESSAGE  <NB>

Because the Lord is no respecter of persons, a GREAT shaking is coming to the Muslim nations. It will be sudden! It will be an unexpected and unexplained shaking that will redefine many Muslim nations and their leadership structures. The Lord is now in the process of shaking institutions, cultures, dialects, nationalities, governments, political structures and their frameworks, which men have trusted through generations. Many of them will be so shaken they cannot survive the shaking. Holy Spirit will even destabilize power structures, and many of those things that men have relied upon will ultimately fail. Truth will grip men’s hearts like a vice, even the unbelievers’ hearts and the hearts of the heathen. Ears will be opened to hear, even the ears of the unregenerates.

WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE

RESTLESS FOR A REASON

You are in ministry, and you are restless where you are. You have reached a place where you have peaked in your vision and capacity. That is all right because God is opening a door for you by the month of July, and you will walk through that door. This door will stretch you — stretch your mind and stretch your confidence. You will be forced to change your mind about things, which you need to change your mind about. As a matter of fact, you will feel overwhelmed, not really knowing if you can do this. Indeed, it is an open door Holy Spirit has opened, which He could not have offered you until now because your frustration has peaked. You are now in holy desperation, and Holy Spirit will use that to remove you, so He can move you through this open door.

SISTER BLESSINGS

God has promised to open your womb, yet you are desperate and discouraged. With God, all things are possible. God opened Leah’s womb and blessed her, as He will open your womb and bless you. He will also bless your sister who cannot have children. He will remember her and give her the desire of her heart as well.

CLEANSING THE BLOODLINE 

Blindness has plagued your large biological family, and generational curses have plagued your bloodline; but Holy Spirit is now removing the blindness because of your prayers, and they will see of the goodness of God for the very first time. It will remove the questions of past and present generations. God has heard and answered. Revelation will penetrate them, and they will see and understand. Great freedom and ministry will come upon this family bloodline that was once considered almost beyond hope.

“I now have servants poised that I will use to break the entrenched lies and remove
the scales from their eyes as Ananias did from Saul of Tarsus. This will not be a single
person that will be freed, but an entire family. I, the Lord, already have plans to use
them to set many other captives free. These captives will receive ministry by those
who were once bound as they were bound. This will be the doings of the Lord, and
none will be able to resist or stop it.”

SHY SEERS AND INTIMIDATED PROPHETS

You have been frustrated and have felt rejected and left out—you have felt like a misfit, but because of the integrity and goodness of your heart and your unwavering love for truth, Holy Spirit is now opening to you visions, interpretation of dreams and even words of knowledge. Each time, as you release them, it will expand you, and you will become more and more comfortable with this gift; whereas before, you halted and had faltering confidence.

“I am going to open your eyes as Elisha’s servant, Gehazi, had his eyes opened to My
world of glory and power. You will become bolder and bolder and will not retreat again to the intimidation of the past. This will be very easy, so easy that you will not struggle with the transformation. It will be as though you were always this free. If you believe, you will see! Confirm yourself to yourself. Do not speak doubt to yourself any longer. The doubt delays your usefulness among My people.”

SILENT TREATMENT

Satan has attempted to still your voice. He has tried to destroy your ability to speak. You have been greatly alarmed at the loss of your ability to communicate by both word and song. It seemed as though you would lose vocal communication.

“I have already prepared those, which I will use to restore not only your voice, but also the air flow you need in order to be heard and have the success you have been destined to have. Do not fear things as they are, but rejoice that I have reached you with this sure word of deliverance. Your voice shall be heard again!”

STAY WHERE YOU ARE 

Your temptation is to go down to Egypt. You desperately want to depart, but you must realize that your increase will come by staying where you are. For Isaac, the hundredfold increase was found upon the famine of yesterday. The boughs of the trees will once again be found with blooms, and the corn that wilted and wasted in the fields shall surge to life with bountiful supply.

“Do not think famine, or talk famine. Lift up your eyes so that you may experience the plenty, for the plenty shall indeed replace famine. For right where you are is right where I have placed you, and that is where you will flourish—not in Egypt. BE STILL!”

YOUR INVESTMENT IS NOT IN VAIN

You suffered the loss of an investment that you have poured into, but the Lord is not
talking here today of a financial investment. He is speaking this word to you. You have invested in someone. That someone has been proud against the Lord and had a negative change of attitude. They have forgotten their roots and have violated your confidence and your dependence upon them.

“Be aware that I am also aware. I see, and I know. You are not to fret or forget that what I have promised I will perform. Your heart shall rejoice again. These matters are in My hands.”

MISDIRECTED GRIEF 

“You have been grieving over someone that I have deliberately removed from your life. You could not see what I could see, nor could you hear what I was hearing. How long will you grieve over Saul? I have a David, and he will do all My counsel. He will do all that I have commanded. All you have known was Saul. When you see David, do not laugh, for he will not be what you expected; but he will be what I have directed. How long will you grieve? I am admonishing you this day to lift your eyes past the present grief and simply believe! This one that I have chosen for you is far different from what you would expect, but he has the heart, the skill and the ability to grow with you. He will protect your interests and hold up your hands in the day of battle. Prepare your mind now to not look for the things you are used to looking for, or you will miss him. My anointing is already on him for this season.”

LAND TRANSFER

A tract of land is going to come into your possession. It will be a gift. The possibilities will be limitless, but Holy Spirit says He will give you direction upon possession of it. You were not even expecting it, but this word will make much more sense to you by October.

A CONFUSED SON 

You are a pastor and an effective minister. You and your wife are grieved and burdened for a son that is showing signs of gender confusion. This son is uniquely talented and extremely gifted, but a seed of deception was sown into him early. This confusion has produced a wrong perception of who he is, as well as his destiny. The Lord would have you know that he will pull through this, and your worry and uncertainty will not continue. There is one coming into his life who will be the source Holy Spirit uses to bring him into alignment with his identity. It will be the exact right time, and the exact one I have sent, to bring truth and healing to him. It will settle him, and thereby, settle you and your wife in the process.

“I have My hand upon him, and you know that I do. I have proved Myself to you many
times. This will take some time, but in time you will see My faithfulness.”

LOVE NEVER FAILS

“Just because the marriage failed does not mean that you are a failure. It simply means it failed. My plan for you did not fail when your marriage did. I know your heart, and I know the way you have chosen. It is the way of honor and kindness. You have preserved your dignity as well as your husband’s. Love covers a multitude of sin. Look forward, there is love awaiting you once again. I will remember you in that day, and you will recall this word to you. It will bring peace and hope to you!”

FAR AWAY PLACES

“You would never have chosen to relocate so very far away. You would never have
chosen that country to rebuild your life, but it, indeed, is the door I am opening. You have not even considered this opportunity because it had not presented itself to you. These people will become your people, and you will be a defender. Your gifting will be a wall to which they cling. You will never have this opportunity where you reside now. I will give you a heart for them. You will find much love and acceptance. You will know this opportunity, for it will present itself in the eighth month, the month of August—a time of new beginnings for you.”

MISTAKEN OPPORTUNITY

You have come into a large sum of money, and it is indeed a blessing from the Lord. However, you are going to be confronted with what seems to be a great opportunity for investment, but it is not an opportunity.

“It is a distraction. You must listen to My Holy Spirit. Hold fast to what you have. Do not be anxious. Do not be impetuous. I will guide you with My eye, and you will have great peace, which you presently do not have.”

A SANCTUARY COUNTRY <NB>

I keep hearing from the Lord, “Jordan, the land bordering Israel.”

Jordan shall be visited. It will endure a shaking, but it shall, unexpectedly, become a
sanctuary country. Jordan, you will be remembered by the Lord, and you will be an
important instrument in His hand. Remember, you will become a sanctuary country!

SMOOTH OPERATOR

You have been so lonely and even insecure regarding your future. Recently, someone
has entered your space, and it certainly has boosted your hope and self-confidence.
There has been limited contact, and you desire a deeper relationship. This is a word
of caution from Holy Spirit because of His love for you and the prayers of many who love you. This word is a confirming word to you for you have already begun to feel uneasy and question the relationship. If you pursue this relationship, it will be as though you are embracing a snake. The poison from this union will affect you, your well being, as well as destroy the relationship with your family that you love and cherish in your life. It will be an embarrassing mistake. He has covert intentions. Temptation is usually connected to serpents.

“So be aware, I have chosen a compatible companion for you. Wait on the Lord.”

WEAVING A WEB

I see a pastor’s chair on a church platform, and underneath his chair, is a series of webs. Someone, or some consolidated effort, seeks to spin things against the man of God. You have a very strong anointing, and for some time, you have been sensing this drag upon your ministry. You will not be surprised when you learn the details, and you will learn them. So be prepared.

“I will bring it to light, and they will be exposed, says the Lord, and you will more than prevail. I am giving you and your wife a new network of friends that I will bring to you, including effective and insightful intercessors to pull the webs apart before they have an opportunity to establish their deceit and confusion again. Do not be moved by what you learn. It is already coming to naught, and you will triumph over it all.”

TRUMP AND HIS GENERALS <NB>

As I was riding along the highway last Thursday evening, I was engaged in conversation by cellphone with my administrator regarding budget matters. While I was listening to her answer a question, I heard Holy Spirit interrupt and ask, “How do you spell Truman?” I thought for a brief moment, and I said, “T-R-U-M-A-N.”

Then He asked me, “How do you spell Trump?” I said, “T-R-U-M-P.”

I immediately made the connection. He then proceeded to ask me, “Who did President Truman lean on to help the Jews get back into the Holy Land?” I said, “General Eisenhower.” The Lord then said to me, “I have raised up Trump and have given him generals to lean on to help him defend the Jews and keep them in their land. General Eisenhower brought them in, and these contemporary generals will keep them there. What was, will be again.”

He then asked me, “How do you spell Truth?” I spelled it, “T-R-U-T-H.”

The Lord said that He is changing the appetites of people. Instead of rejoicing in rumors and lies, the people will now become excited to hear truth again. They will love the truth and reject the lies, as well as the liars. This will not be true of everyone in every place; but a shift has already happened, and it happened last week.

“Truth had fallen in the streets, but I am lifting it up again; and it shall cause great rejoicing. I, the Lord, have done this by My own power, by My right arm of might and by My justice.”

[Received by John A. Kilpatrick, January 2017 – click to download PDF.]

Prophetic word on the great urgency of these End-times

Clock from 4SignpostsAnother ‘timely’ word like ‘The White Horse’ brought by Chris Bennett via UK Prophetic Words and “giving God all the glory”, and which sparks my spirit (emphases added):

There is So Little Time Left Before the Marriage of the Bride and the Lamb

I saw a large clock ticking loudly. Unlike many large clocks, there were three hands indicating hours, minutes, and seconds. The hour hand stood straight up. The minute hand stood almost as straight. The second hand moved everything into that final minute before midnight. “The clock has passed the hours. It has passed the minutes. It is down to the last few seconds.” said the Lord. “So little time left before the marriage of the Bride and Groom. So many guests still to accept their invitations”.

“TIME TO GO INTO THE HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS TO INVITE WHOEVER YOU FIND THERE TO ATTEND THE WEDDING. TIME TO TAKE TO THE STREETS TO TELL A HURTING PEOPLE ABOUT ME! TIME TO STOP PROCRASTINATING AND TIME TO START DOING THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST!

“WHEN WILL MY PEOPLE REALISE THE LATENESS OF THE HOUR? WHEN WILL THEY LISTEN TO MY PROPHETS? WHEN WILL THEY UNDERSTAND THE URGENCY OF THE TIMES? “

2 Timothy 4:1-5

“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

Chris Bennett 2 Jan’17

 

On visions, maps, timing and God’s jigsaw of harvest of souls in New Britain

Hands Holding World by TwobeePrediction, prophetic words and visions are pieces of God’s invisible jigsaw puzzle. The spirit of wisdom taught Solomon ‘It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings’ (Prov 25:2).

Moreover, as mature sons and daughters of The King, His Holy Spirit may enable us to discern pieces and aspects of the immense invisible jigsaw He’s laying down – and it seems to be of the harvest foretold in scripture.

We need to consider some recent, related events first:

Yinka Oyekan’s vision of the coming harvest of souls in New Britain isn’t the only one to have been received by Christians. His, however, connects into a developing one that came to me before and after the EU Referendum.

Yinka posted on Facebook 4th August about angelic armies, areas being newly blessed and the harvest. The next day Veronika West brought A Now Word for the UK. which opens by referring to the ongoing spiritual battle that I’ve covered elsewhere, and then goes on,

‘Listen!…Listen! Heaven heralds new hope, new life and UNPRECEDENTED HARVEST IN THIS HOUR“! I see battle lines drawn in the spirit…’

I quote extracts from this magnificently heartening word but,  to gain a proper appreciation of the outcome, I strongly recommend your reading it in full from the above-titled link:

HARVEST FIELDS!

‘I wanted quickly share something with you all, this morning in my prayer time, I had a short vision, and in this vision I was shown what looked like a LARGE FIELD OF CORN, THE HARVEST LOOKED READY. AS I LOOKED UPON THE FIELD I COULD SEE WHAT APPEARED TO BE WARRING ANGELS STANDING IN THE FIELD, AS I LOOKED AT THEM, EACH ANGEL PERFECTLY AND STRATEGICALLY POSITIONED, SOME FACED THE EAST, SOME FACED THE WEST, SOME FACED THE SOUTH AND THE NORTH…

‘My interpretation the HARVEST IS READY, AND HELL IS NOT HAPPY!!! I submit Satan has assigned His demonic cohorts to the fields that are READY for Harvest. There is battle over the United Kingdom that is raging in the heavens in this hour for this ETERNAL HARVEST…’

Personally, this is exceptionally encouraging because the parable Jesus taught about the harvest in the ‘Gospel According to an Inland Revenue Tax-collector’ (see Matthew 13:) prompted my starting to write with ‘The End-game is Now in Play’. [If you’re new here you may like to check this out at 7th Anniversary of Writing, which gives a useful introduction to personal themes that sometimes pop up, as now: ‘God-incidents & Jigsaws’.]

NOW, get ready to find out how eight pieces of an invisible jigsaw came together:

Teamwork - prophetic pieces come together

Bringing prophetic pieces together

Lead-in to EU-Refendum 

The day I blogged about previous Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s prediction of popular opinion about the European Union along the lines what prophet Daniel foresaw (see Daniel chapter 7) we went to Winchester for an evening meeting of intercessors. Our friend Neil Mackereth, whose summary Stay or Leave? was one of the first of many blogs on the EU membership referendum, had mentioned that gathering and we thought it appropriate to attend.

That day I published Vision of Spiritual Battle for Britain’s Birthright in which Veronika West claims to have seen mighty warrior angels in a fierce battle and tug of war over the future destiny and sovereignty of the UK, wherein she saw:

“A Mighty Guardian Angel stood hundreds of feet tall and with eyes of blazing fire: he stood with a raised sword and shield which completely overshadowed the whole Nation of Britain”.

At the evening’s inter-church intercession a couple of folk brought scripture and prayers about our spiritual birthright. Towards the close I referred in passing to the vision of UK’s Guardian Angel but, at the very mention, a couple of sisters were affected so strongly in their spirits they immediately reacted physically. (Like when the Lord spoke to Nina during Trooping of the Colour and she saw the scrolling text: This is MY country!)

Winchester – 1st jigsaw piece

Other than with Neil and convener Caroline, I haven’t yet shared what I’d ‘seen’ throughout the meeting in Winchester Vineyard church. Here’s my email to her:

‘Whilst we stood in a rough circle I kept getting the impression of a huge outline of Britain hazily hovering a foot or so off the floor between us. It was as though we were standing as giants all around and looking down on Britain with our backs turned towards Europe and Scandinavia…

‘I was positioned by the ‘Isle of Wight’ and, after Neil read about Jesus telling Satan to get behind him, I was moved to declare that S in Europe get behind and away from Britain.

‘Also, I saw a huge tear through the ‘map’ and emerge over a larger area (ie North Downs to Scottish borders?) then when I saw a similar but very clear open vision 12 years ago  (https://richards-watch.org/2011/08/18/comments-on-sharon-stone-collapse-of-society/ refers)

This latest was a faint yet persistent, transparent outline of the English, Scottish and Welsh coastline. I noticed it was as though on a large map-table in a ‘situation’ or war-room and we could perhaps be engaged in strategic planning.

At the close of the meeting it suddenly ripped open, as though an immense and invisible tin-opener had pierced and prized open most of the land. I saw torn parts of metal curling upwards along the length of the country north of Salisbury Plain and across from Swindon area to west of London. The colour of the land that was ‘visible’ was an orange-sand all over – how peculiar, thought I.

Referendum Polling Day

In the late 1970’s ‘Sandra’ was blessed with a vision of Britain lighting up, similar to that of Jean Darnall but without knowing about her until later. The Lord directed ‘Sandra’ to keep praying since 2002 because “the tide has turned” and told her it would look as though He’s not answering prayers, “But I am, in my own time and in My own way”. On 23rd June she was able to observe remarkable events at a polling station and informs me:

“I watched God’s miracles unfold – incredible even though I’d prayed for this for many years. There was 80% turnout…queuing at the door before 7am determined to vote as soon as polls opened. All day they came, old people and 1st-time voters, and many in between. Some did not know how to vote but they were determined anyway. I know God would have influenced them in their choice. Some had great physical disabilities and could hardly walk or some had other impairments but they got themselves there somehow. There wasn’t any time for staff to take lunch. It was truly amazing. In the end, whether they acknowledge him or not, all people will serve their Creator. “Your Kingdom’s coming – Salvation Day – a time of breakthrough – the Lord is on His way. Only our God is strong to save. Only our God will save us.” Thank God that we will never completely know the horrors from which we have been saved had the country voted the other way. Thank God that He will, in time, help Europe too.”

All that’s especially so in view of polling day’s unusually heavy storms and flooding!

Peterborough – 2nd, 3rd & 4th jigsaw pieces

Shake the Nations Legacy Conference in Peterborough (covered briefly here) brought developments upon that Winchester vision. During the elevating, prolonged worship of the first evening I sensed a golden-yellow light radiating towards East Anglia and out over the North Sea. (The 2nd piece.)

Funnily enough it was directional and not a full circle – just like we see on radar screens depicting where the radar beam is sweeping. Again it was another map image.

A couple of worship sessions later I had a distinct impression of a map of the UK main-land and again it was like a bright orange sandy beach but this time it was all over, for the huge gap that I’d seen previously had disappeared! Furthermore, I saw a giant hand moving all around the land gently smoothing and patting it. Any signs of ‘cataclysmic’ tear across the nation had been folded back, repaired and healed and covered by what appeared to be a nation-wide field of colour void of any habitations or forestry. (The 3rd piece.)

Then I realised the entire land looks just like an immense field ripe for harvest: all the way from Lands’ End in Cornwall to John O’Groat’s at the top of Scotland and across from the Welsh peninsulars to the eastern coast abutting the North Sea!  It must surely signify all  Britain will soon be harvested for souls coming into the Kingdom of God – their personal salvation! Hallelujah!

Praise the Lord that His will will be done on earth – in Britain – as it is in heaven!

This new vision was soon to be confirmed. On the morning STN staff shared their vision for further global evangelism worship leader Lydia Marrow from Alabama suddenly burst into prophetic flow about many towns in the UK erupting with heavenly rivers – the 4th piece!  Also, she called for “Redcoats” (Yankee term for 18th Century British army) to come, which must relate somehow to what the Lord was indicating when Nina saw the Coldstream Guards marching down the Mall for Trooping The Colour. [UPDATE: video and transcript now available.]

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I’d drafted most of the preceding paragraphs as soon as I could on Wednesday morning. As I was doing so yet more pieces to the jigsaw puzzle appeared via my PC. Whyever not?  Many times as I blog relevant email, news or songs have turned up ‘coincidentally’ . After all, the Lord taught me a deep lesson whilst building it (see And Now A PC Gospel?)

Angels in Peterborough – 5th & 6th jigsaw pieces

Now for an excellent example of the Lord’s timing, or ‘God-incidence’. Soon after I started writing about Winchester an email arrived from a couple with whom I’m only occasionally in touch. We’d met Peter and Rosamund D at the gathering of early 2012 mentioned in the post about the new PM’s mission fulfilling a 2005 prophecy (see Fulfilled Prophecies #9).  [‘Weirdly’ enough the distance to that venue in Torquay was another validation of my encounter with the Lord in 1989 as well as of prophecies for 2012, as recounted here.]

Their email is headed ‘Vision on 3rd August 2016 at Faith Camp Peterborough (!!) during the prophetic worship’ and is the 5th piece. It reads:

‘Immediately the prophetic worship started on Wednesday evening, I had an awesome vision.

‘My husband and I both heard a “creaking” sound!  The Lord said, “I have opened the ancient gates to the nation!”  Then I saw millions upon millions of warrior angels arrive through these ancient gates.  They were all dressed for battle and close together in formation.  Then I saw a great light, as the Lord Himself arrived.’

Immediately I stopped blogging and, in view of the 6th piece – a dream I’d had that very morning (Wednesday), I could confirm their vision and replied as follows:

‘Had an awesomely powerful dream that woke me up wide-awake. It was multi-level symbolism and conscious learning with continual and intense praying and prophesying in tongues for UK. In essence, I think it means the Lord is empowering intercessors…to declare and prophesy Godly changes into our leaders and situations, thereby taking our heavenly rulership so that His will will now be done on earth as it is in heaven; ie. for and in Britain. He even gave me an understanding of how His purpose for Britain inspired Henry VIII’s building a naval fleet, thereby preparing for our great maritime power in evangelising globally and building a Christian empire.
‘…the most powerful part was when I saw swing-doors/gates closing against what was coming from the heavenly realm YET the power from heaven continued to pour through mightily!!’

Peter replied, “We are encountering one divine set-up after another!”

Therefore, intercessors may want to note those principles of prophetic declarations. [For more see Mentoring Day parts 1 & 2 and Apostolic, Prophetic Decrees Over The UK.]

Prophetic Word from Oz – 7th jigsaw piece

Taking a break later that day I mulled over hard-copies of long prophetic words that I only have time for quickly scanning on-screen. One was Word for the Nations, including UK from Amanda Wells, now shown in Thursday’s post.

It confirmed that insight into Henry VIII’s fleet by Amanda’s referring to August trade winds having “enabled the European empire to expand into the Americas and trade routes to become established across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans…Historically trade routes were the avenue were the avenue where religion, trade and technology spread across regions…many became paths for great revivals also…”

The ‘Now Word’ for UK – 8th jigsaw piece

Today (Thursday) I decided to scroll through Veronika West’s site as my Facebook blog-page doesn’t get any automatic feeds from those I’m interested in. So I caught up with her post of 5th August, as above, wherein she describes seeing “A large field of corn – the harvest looked ready”, rather like the UK-wide golden ripe field in my third map vision described above.

All of this relates back to 2009 when I had to tell friends and church leaders about Matt 13 parable of wheat and tares and that I’d heard, “This is ALL about to be fulfilled!”

Conclusion

To those personal eight pieces we could add the original that ‘kick started’ them, the vision of a spiritual battle given to Veronika and that to Yinka of regional awakening and harvest.

Could our heavenly Father like doing jigsaw puzzles with us? Has He got a jigsaw box ‘Souls Harvest’ and does He want us to help Him solve it and put it all together?  Events and evidence suggest that’s what He’s got and would like us to do – so we thank and praise our Heavenly Father in revealing His plans to His sons and daughters.

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Study finds 10 million Muslims have become followers of Christ since 1960.

Praise the Lord for what He’s doing. (This study shows numbers saved has tripled since I heard about ‘the fall of Islam’ in 1992.)

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(Washington, D.C.) — An unprecedented spiritual revolution is underway in the Islamic world.

From 1960 to 2010, the number of Muslims who have converted away from Islam and become true followers of Jesus Christ has skyrocketed, from fewer than 200,000 to some 10 million people. Amidst persecution and even genocide, the Church in the Middle East is growing in ways never seen in fourteen centuries of Islam. And there is now scholarly documentation backing up these numbers.

Yesterday, I had the honor of addressing the pastors at the “Watchmen on the Wall” conference organized by the Family Research Council. Tony Perkins, president of FRC, asked me to brief the gathering on the latest on the persecuted Church in the Middle East and it was my joy to do so — especially to share this exciting news.

Here are notes I used for my presentation. You’ll find details regarding the soaring number of Muslim conversions under point…

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Monday newsmix: UK re-awakening and more Muslims looking to Jesus

Hand with News icon - WatcharakunAfter a short break on the coast followed by a weekend course on living in Holy Spirit’s anointing, I trawled through my in-tray and was very pleased with the following good news. Both items are related to visionary and prophetical words, the first comes from our county town, and the second from the wider Middle-East.

Can These Bones Live?

Dr Clifford Hill reacts as follows to what happened during the Pentecost celebrations:

“If anyone thought that Christianity was dying in the traditional churches of Britain, what happened in Winchester Cathedral last week would have shattered their illusions!”

He reports the ancient, hallowed building and grounds were packed out at that evening’s celebration. This was the culmination of nine days of prayer events for the evangelisation of Britain, as invited by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. The Pentecost weekend itself culminated in six ‘Beacon events’ with video links to Canterbury Cathedral where the Archbishop, Justin Welby, gave a message based upon the Lord’s prayer, which he said was “reassuring enough to be on the lips of the dying and yet dangerous enough to be banned in cinemas!”

Read Clifford’s full report here, which closes with his asking,

“Was this a sign that something special is beginning to happen in the old denominational churches? Will the spiritual life of the nation be transformed by a new generation embracing the gospel in their own culture as the Holy Spirit breathes new life into the unchanging message of salvation and “Jesus is Lord!” is once again heard on the lips of children and young people?”

In my humble opinion, “Yes it is a sign” and my initial thought was of the prophetic promise heard at Ffald-y-Brenin retreat centre, as blogged two years ago in Resurrection Coming to the Anglican Church.:

‘The usual morning liturgical prayer time got overshadowed by the Lord, who reminded them of the raising of Lazarus. They were told He’s going to call the Anglican Church out of its grave and bring it back to life!’

Of all the words published in this blog this may be exceptional because it was the first to be severely criticised, as related in this post about our later visit to Ffald-y-Brenin.  Also, this latest event reflects what others have observed of an increasing number returning to the Anglican fold and other churches – yet without denominational divisions as in bygone eras. And, of course, readers of this blog are aware of many prophetic words about a new era in the Church and move of God in the UK; eg, brought by Heidi Baker (with updates).

Intense Persecution Brings Harvest of Muslims

The exciting news continues of many Muslims seriously doubting their faith and looking and turning to Jesus in reaction to it being returned to its original barbaric practices. As blogged about Iran and a significant warning in Mecca (here and here respectively), as well as other posts, this is personally encouraging in view of a vision I had in 1992 on the fall of Islam (see this email).

Another morning email Is There Any Good News From the Mid-East? alerted me to Joel Rosenberg’s latest post, in which his friend Tom Doyle answers,

“Yes, despite intense prosecution we’re also seeing a great harvest of Muslims turning to Christ.”

After providing several wonderful examples, especially of those martyred on a beach in Libya to the shock of the world, Tom asks why is it that Muslims are now coming to faith in Christ in significant numbers? His answer:

One of the reasons is that Islamic terrorists are killing violently for their faith, while followers of Jesus are dying peacefully for their faith. Muslims are watching the violence and it has soured them towards their religion. It has also opened them up to the possibility that there may be something to this Jesus after all. They see hate in Radical Islam and love among the Jesus followers, even as they are taken to be executed. What a contrast.

“Yes, Christians are being persecuted openly in the Middle East. But they are standing strong, and this has served to spread the gospel even more rapidly. In a world of bad news, that is very good news.”

Indeed it is. And as noted in Good News: Christian Revival in N Africa, the Cartheginian early Church author Tertullian observed the same and formulated the famous dictum:

“The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church.”

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