ALERT: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar are meeting now – Declaration for birthing a Nation

When I broke for lunch I popped TV on to check for any film to record BUT happened to see breaking news of Leo Varadkar start his welcoming speech to Boris Johnson upon his arrival in Dublin to discuss Brexit’s ‘backstop’ issue. SO it’s a good time to pray that satanic spirit’s be silenced and the Lord be in the midst of their deliberations and that both nation’s prime ministers be completely open to being directed by His Holy Spirit, and thus align with and allow Father’s will being done throughout the British Isles as it is in heaven.

Also, here is today’s declaration from Passion For The Nation:

BIRTHING A NATION

Whether we remain or leave the EU, and whatever the eventual timing, we stand on the brink of a new season for this land.  So, we come into agreement with God’s word,

‘The Government shall be on His shoulders, and He will be called, Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of His Government and peace there will be no end…  (Isaiah 9:6)

We declare God is birthing a new season for the United Kingdom, and we acknowledge Him as the Highest authority in Heaven and earth. In the Name of Jesus, we decree the God-given sovereignty and order of governmental authority for the United Kingdom will be established.

We declare the sound of the Name of Jesus will be heard in the heavenlies and upon the earth, and we raise the sound of the victory of Jesus over our nation, over every success, every failure, every fear and every confusion concerning the future of this land.

We stand as the Ecclesia in this nation and speak convergence and completion, that the new season for this nation will be birthed according to every blueprint and timing held in Heaven, in Jesus’ Name.

Suzanne Ferret

Lord Trimble corrects Barnier’s ‘backstop’ blunders! (NI-Eire Prophecy Update #20)

I was interested to read on Sunday EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier’s article with his brief historical recap explaining how he sees the Brexit situation (We will only start work on alternative arrangements if the current deal is ratified). It is summarised as follows on the front page:

In yesterday’s centre page-spread of Editorial and Letters to the Editor, the 7th being from a lead negotiator in the Good Friday Agreement (which led to power-sharing with Irish nationals), and all appearing under this header (emphases mine):

In this battle between Commons and the people, the Government is on the people’s side

‘SIR – Michel Barnier (Comment, September 1) says that the backstop “is not about changing the constitutional status of Northern Ireland. That is none of the EU’s business…” Yet that is precisely what the backstop does do.

‘He goes on to say that “the backstop fully respects the carefully negotiated balance found in that [Belfast / Good Friday] agreement between competing political views and different identities in Northern Ireland”. He is wrong. That is why Unionists oppose it and why the UK Government, having listened and learned, now insists that the backstop must go.

‘It is true that the backstop avoids a hard border on the island of Ireland, but it does so at the expense of the “carefully negotiated balance” in the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement.

‘As it stands, the backstop is not a legally operational solution, as it is not in keeping with the spirit and letter of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement. We need to think again, and fast.

‘Merkel and Macron have listened and realised that something has changed, and are open to alternatives. It is time Mr Barnier listened too.’

Lord Trimble
London SW1

Background:

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Revival in Ireland?

Many thanks for reminding me of this Tim.

The Road

ireland-mapDreams from the LORD 2011-2015
9 April 2015

Last night I had two dreams.  In the first dream, it looked like I was in Ireland.  I met these people while I was walking down this country road.  I talked to them about the Gospel.  One of these was a Catholic priest.  The priest then had a profound salvation experience and was filled with joy.  He started running down the road and told everybody he could about Jesus Christ.

In the second dream, I met these two guys.  They were very evil.  It looked like they wanted to do me harm.  I then walked up to the older guy and said, “I rebuke you, Satan, in the name of Jesus Christ!”  I kept saying this until this surprised, confused look came over his face.  He started acting very strange, walked away from me, knelt down and vomited.  He then had this…

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Dream of God’s grace over all Ireland

I’m grateful to Yvonne Coombs for permission to republish this highly significant dream posted on her Facebook, and which is personally special for reasons stated in Notes:

A DREAM

“I see flag stripes of orange, green and white and look up to see it is Ireland’s flag* and in the dream, a seductive looking woman in the sky is holding the flag but the flag is moved by a mighty wind and the woman disintegrates and I decree that there is a Mighty fresh wind of God over all Ireland coming, yet Northern Ireland shall see this first!

“God is taking back what is His, that the borders shall remain open and that Southern Ireland will come out of her (Babylon), and follow the UK and Northern Ireland into freedom from the EU. This may take time, but she will see the grace of God and want to be a part of this grace. Amen”

* The flag of Ireland or Irish tri-colour is the state flag of the Republic of Ireland, and is regarded by republicans and nationalists as the flag of all of Ireland.

Yvonne Coombs, 24th August 2019

Rick Davis makes interesting comment at Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival : “Amen! This coincides with a vision I had of Holy Spirit cutting off entanglement with the EU of ALL these Isles, specifically including the Republic of Ireland.”

NOTES:
  1. Being of Irish descent on both sides of my ancestry, the inclusion of Eire with the UK has been on my heart for 7 years since we began Keep Praying & Bless for the Olympics. Although the prayers focused specifically upon cleansing 70 towns and cities where the Olympic flame went in 2012 (it was preceded by the Praise Bus), the daily prayer refers to ‘British Isles and Ireland’ as re-published in Prayer of Protection for Britain (and Ireland).
  2. Introducing the important prophetic word Emma Stark brought 6 months ago on Ireland and the Backstop, I revealed the God-incidental nature of my own trail and having an open vision a link of light between Dublin and Belfast earlier that month.
  3. As repeated in this recent post, that extensive word, and previous ones, Emma brought refers to Brexit being delayed and she stresses the Lord says, “There is an order, and I will start in Ireland,” And they will form such a new understanding, and a new relationship with one another, that the Lord says, “It will be a model for what I want to do in nations and how they will relate to each other, even across the continent of Europe and beyond…I am beginning a work of reconciliation and seeing each other and solution in Ireland.”  
  4. Prayer and Brexit-related Dream of Ireland and Germany features Revd Simon Copley’s dream of 15th October 2018:  “I had a strange dream last night, set in the late 19th Century or early 20th century (pre-Great War). Germany had invaded Ireland and was at war with the Irish government and people. The Irish were resisting furiously. Although Ireland was an integral part of Britain and of vital strategic importance, the British Government were standing by and letting events take their course. I wondered if this was significant to current EU negotiations. Will we see a rupture between Ireland and the EU?’”
  5. In 2013 Revd Dr Sharon Stone issued a Clarion Call for the UK not to miss its hour of visitation. She brought prophecies for each nation in turn, beginning with Ireland: “In speaking into Ireland it doesn’t take a genius to see that’s the western gate of revival for the UK. That means that if God is moving from the west eastwards they’re carrying something that those in England have need of. This is what the Spirit of God, the Lord, says,

    You’re the western gate of revival, so it’s crisis time for your heart. (Speaks to intercessors) “In the heart of the nation I am bringing a brief shock, like a defibrillator.

    “In the heart of Ireland I am bringing a brief shock to reset the heart rhythm. The reason is because Ireland has always been a ‘sending’ nation (ie. of people all around the world) but they have benefitted more nations than they’ve benefitted themselves). 

    “It’s now time to revive the heart of your nation. Just as man has cut the nation in half , I will heal the laceration portion with prayers for revival. From the west coast to the east coast on your border scar I will turn yesterday’s violence into an arm of strength. An arm of strength that will hurl My spear of revival on into the rest of the UK.”

‘Bulldozer’ Boris sees Brussels’ ‘Boss’ blink over the Backstop – is prophecy being fulfilled? (NI-Eire Prophecy Update #19)

Once again Wednesday night’s news is directly related to prophecy! (Like last week when the Lord dropped 4 political press reports into my lap and I recalled SIX directly related prophetical words)

On the surface, it appears Ireland’s Taoiseach, or Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar may not have stepped into his destiny of bringing a satisfactory solution to the stumbling block over Brexit – the infamous ‘Backstop’.

But a few days before last Christmas we looked in some depth at his claim, “We’re not preparing for a hard border between NI and Ireland in the event of a no deal.” (Prophecy Progress Check #1)

However, he since changed his tune, indubitably because Juncker stuck his Tusk into him during his visit to Dublin (in which the President of European Council cursed those Britons who desired to cut EU’s apron-strings completely, as herein).

But of course we’re not privy to the recent discussions Leo’s had with our new PM, yet now their and his ‘boss’ is happy to reconsider the backstop, then Leo is now free to get on with what the Lord would have him do, according to the prophetic word reiterated below.

Yesterday, Angela Merkel (effectively Brussels’ boss) suggested she may be willing to ditch the controversial backstop if the UK can agree a suitable alternative by 20th Sept, to which Boris Johnson said he’s “more than happy” with the suggestion, saying Brexit talks “can finally begin”.

The Telegraph reports:

‘Speaking at a press conference in Berlin Mrs Merkel said the backstop had always been a “fallback position” and would only come into effect if no other solution could be agreed that would protect the “integrity of the single market”.The German Chancellor said:

“If one is able to solve this conundrum, if one finds this solution, we said we would probably find it in the next two years to come but we can also maybe find it in the next 30 days to come. Then we are one step further in the right direction and we have to obviously put our all into this.”

‘Ms Merkel said she expected the UK to present its ideas for a new Brexit deal. “Britain should tell us what sort of ideas it has because it is not the core task of a German chancellor to understand the relationship between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland so well,” she said. “As you will know much better about all the ramifications of the Good Friday Agreement. We would like to hear first proposals put on the table by Britain. We have shown imagination and creativity in the past as the EU, I think here too we can find ways and means.”

NB. This year the EU recognised technology that makes the Backstop unnecessary!! (See most informative letter to The Telegraph in Footnote.)

THE PROPHECY

Now, review the pertinent parts of the prophetic word brought by Emma Stark on 27th February on the solution to the Brexit backstop and Ireland issues (read full transcript). It starts with the Lord talking about Leo Varadkar’s character and his developing a new relationship with Ulster’s leader Arlene Foster (see earlier Updates). Emma continues:

‘And I heard the Lord say, “They will be in a coalition.” I am not talking politically. I am not talking about divided Ireland. I am not talking about united Ireland. Don’t hear this through any agenda or political mindset. I heard the word “coalition” in terms of a new relationship, a new ability to see and understand each other, a new ability to figure some things out between each other. And I heard the Lord say this – it was so clear – He said, “Brexit is out of Time”. I don’t mean like it’s running out, because we know it’s running out in terms of the end of March – but it is “out of Time” of the order of God. And the Lord says, “Do not fear, even if there is a delay. Do not fear, if that looks like increased chaos.” For the Lord says, “There is an order, and I will start in Ireland,” And they will form such a new understanding, and a new relationship with one another, that the Lord says, “It will be a model for what I want to do in nations and how they will relate to each other, even across the continent of Europe and beyond.” But the Lord says, “I am beginning a work of reconciliation and seeing each other and solution in Ireland.”

‘And the Lord says, “That is going to even have an effect on Brexit.” The Lord says, “Let Ireland be solved first before Brexit can be unpacked and fully realised.” And you can see God working in an order around the nation, from Ireland in the south, up to Northern Ireland and across, down into Westminster. And the Lord is saying in this hour that we are to pray, even for the EU and even for Theresa May and Westminster, to give Ireland space and to not dominate in that place so that the Lord can raise up these leaders to see each other. And the Lord said this: “Oh intercessors, you have prayed about the Irish border, you have gone back and forward along it.” And the Lord says, “You have bound every demon that you knew how to bind, and you have been diligent and faithful.” But the Lord is even saying now, “You did not replace that which you bound with the solution from my throne room.” The Lord says, “It is a time for the intercessors to start to say over the Irish border, ‘God has a solution’, and to release the solution; not just to bind and limit that which is nasty, but to put a higher decree in place, an overarching decree that says, ‘There will be a relational solution’.” And the Lord says, “I need your decrees and your agreement that MY relational order will come even into that landmass”, says the Lord.

In respect of the announced changes, we should review what Emma also said by way of updating earlier words on Brexit:

‘The Lord also said this to me, that there had been a robbing of the DNA of the British Isles, and that the British Isles for centuries had been known for leadership in the earth. And yes, sometimes they got that just disgustingly wrong, and sometimes there was weeping for the need for repentance. But the Lord says, “In the middle of all of that, you forgot”, says the Lord to the British Isles, “that in your very core, in your very DNA, there was the ability to make a leadership role in the nations.” And Lord is saying that the nations are crying again for the British Isles to raise themselves up, and to know what leadership is. And the Lord says, “I am healing and restoring leaders, the length and breadth of the British Isles, in this hour.” And the Lord says, “If you want to know how to pray, you pray for Leo Varadkar in Dublin, you pray for Arlene Foster in Belfast.” And the Lord says, “There is going to come such a fresh template of how leaders across borders work with each other that it will heal the backstop, it will heal Ireland, it will propel Brexit to come forth in the right way. It will model a new way of relationship for the landmass of Europe.” And the Lord says, “It will enable even revival to come, as there is a domino effect from Ireland.” And so the Lord is saying, “Take hope. I am on My throne. I know what I am doing, but I need your agreement,” says God.  [That is, agreement per Amos 3:7 – emphases mine, RB]

To read previous NI-Eire Prophecy Updates see linked listing foot of previous post.

Footnote – Letter to the Editor, published 21st August:

From Myles Power
Former EU Policy Adviser on Transport, Constitutional Affairs and Legal Affairs

‘SIR, There is no need for the Irish backstop in the Withdrawal Agreement, as I explained in a paper for the Centre for Welsh Studies.

‘In March, the European Parliament passed the “electronic freight transport information regulation”. This basically does away with need for border controls on freight throughout the EU. While the final text does not specifically mention a third country (as the UK, including Northern Ireland, will become on October 31), there is no reason why the European Commission cannot utilise the facility in the regulation.

‘Sabine Weyand (the deputy EU Brexit negotiator) said in an interview with Politico that no technology is available for the cross-border electronic identification of freight. If there is no technology available, why did the EU put in place a regulation for exactly that?

‘So, in my opinion, the backstop can be removed and the United Kingdom can depart on October 31 with an agreement in place that will not leave one part of the country annexed to the EU.’

NI-Eire Prophecy Update #18: Boris bins the ‘Backstop’

After yesterday’s hour-long phone call in which Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar, the Irish premier, clashed over the backstop, the PM wrote to the EU about the UK’s exit.

He writes that the backstop is “anti-democratic and inconsistent with the sovereignty of the UK” because it locks Britain into an international treaty without the ability to exit it unilaterally, and risks “weakening the delicate balance embodied in the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement” and says, “The backstop cannot form part of an agreed Withdrawal Agreement. That is a fact that we must both acknowledge.” He proposes replacing the backstop with “flexible and creative” arrangements to manage a soft border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit.

Any independence of mind is still out of the frame for the Irish PM. So last night Boris tore up the Northern Irish backstop!

Tomorrow he heads to Berlin for dinner with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, before luncheon on Thursday in Paris with Emmanuel Macron, the French president, to persuade them both to agree that the EU should remove the backstop.

However, the latest news is that Donald Tusk accuses the PM of trying to impose a hard border in Northern Ireland. The President of the European Council tweeted that the backstop “is an insurance to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland unless and until an alternative is found…Those against the backstop and not proposing realistic alternatives in fact support reestablishing a border. Even if they do not admit it.”

Perhaps the Lord’s way of dealing with this will be to collapse the EU, as promised?

NI-Eire Prophecy Updates:
  1. Northern & Southern Irish Leaders Meet In Washington
  2. Northern & Southern Irish Leaders Meet Trump and Pence
  3. EU Grasps Ireland At Its Own Peril (ie. as EU’s puppet)
  4. DUP MP Would Like To See Ireland Join The Commonwealth
  5. Yet Again, NO Need For A Hard Border!
  6. DUP Prefers Brexit Delay To ‘Prison’ of May’s Withdrawal Agreement
  7. The Taoiseach and the E.U.
  8. Eire’s Relationship with Ulster & USA
  9. Irexit – (Eire leaving the EU)
  10. News Roundup – Is S.Africa and Object Lesson?
  11. Ireland to follow Britain out of the EU?
  12. Progress of N. Ireland – Republic power-sharing talks
  13. Ireland will be ‘second biggest losers’ if UK Leaves EU
  14. Irish Gov’t’s Brexit policy ‘is in tatters’, it’s bluff ‘being called’
  15. Eire’s PM and the Orange Order
  16. Ulster-only ‘Backstop’?
  17. Boris, Leo, Donald and Brussels

Fulfilled Prophecy #13.15 – Germany and the Eurozone ARE shaking!

Following on from Simon Braker’s dream of European nations being bricks in a game of jenga, with reference to Britain being warned to “Come out!” (Fulfilled Prophecy #13.1), within days of Germany’s Angela Merkel having a 3rd bout of ‘prophetical’ shaking when meeting Finland’s PM, Veronika West heard the following (Facebook):

AN URGENT WORD FOR THE NATION OF GERMANY…!

EARLY HOURS OF THIS MORNING THE SPIRIT OF GOD WOKE ME TO PRAY FOR THE NATION OF GERMANY AND FOR THE GREAT SHAKING THAT IS COMING!!!

As I began to pray I saw the Chancellor Angela Merkel and I heard the Spirit say, “SHAKING, SHAKING, SHAKING, FOR THIS IS A SIGN OF THE SHAKING THAT IS COMING TO THIS NATION, WATCH! FOR I AM SHAKING THE GOVERNMENT, I AM SHAKING THE ECONOMY AND I AM SHAKING MY CHURCH IN THE NATION OF GERMANY, WATCH! FOR GERMANY WILL BE SHAKEN AND IT WILL BE SHIFTED IN THIS NEXT SEASON, MY SHAKING SHALL HUMBLE THE PROUD AND BRING DOWN THOSE WHO ARE STIFF-NECKED, WATCH AND PRAY! FOR GERMANY SHALL BE SHAKEN 3 TIMES, YES! 3 TIMES,!! FOR I SHALL SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE THIS LAND, PRAY MY SHAKING SHALL REVERBERATE THROUGHOUT THE NATIONS OF EUROPE, WATCH THE UNITED NATIONS, WATCH THE EUROPEAN UNION, GERMANY WILL BE SHAKEN TO ITS FOUNDATIONS, says the Spirit of God.

“BERLIN, UKRAINE AND FINLAND WILL SHAKE…!

As I cried out to God for Mercy He said, “WATCH BERLIN, WATCH FINLAND, WATCH UKRAINE, WATCH FOR A SHAKING SHALL COME TO THESE NATIONS IN THE DAYS AHEAD.” As I heard those words I saw the Nation of FINLAND BEING SHAKEN, THE NATION OF UKRAINE and then I saw a shaking in BERLIN…! WATCH AND PRAY…!

Veronika West, 13th July 2019

EUROPEAN & GLOBAL SHAKING – THE FINER DETAIL

AND today, over three weeks later, comes news that, ‘Recession fears returned to stalk global markets once more yesterday after Germany suffered its biggest factory slump in a decade and a wave of central bank stimulus stoked fears of a race to the bottom in a brewing currency war…(AND) Fears of a brewing currency war escalated after New Zealand’s central bank slashed interest rates to a record low of 1pc…(NZ’s) deeper-than-expected cut knocked its currency more than 2pc against the US dollar to its lowest level in more than three years and dragged Australia’s currency briefly down to a 10-year low. The move was “a further sign that central banks seem fixed on a race to the bottom” as tensions over weakening currencies surge…’ (emphases mine).

With his thorough and incisive analysis the DT’s international business editor Ambrose Evans-Pritchard delivers this masterly in-depth article (click first image to read in full but note, not in new window):

These extracts are the more pertinent points relating to the EU (emphases mine):

‘…The world’s G2 economies are in a state of cold war. Europe is the chief collateral casualty. The eurozone will soon pay – or is already paying – the price of an economic model that is highly geared to the global trade cycle and depends on world consumption to make up for its structural inability to generate demand.  

‘Mario Draghi, the ECB’s president, says the eurozone’s manufacturing recession is getting “worse and worse”.  Germany’s industrial output fell a further 1.5pc in June and is down more than 5pc over the past year. “We would characterise today’s industrial production report as devastating,” said Carsten Brzeski [Wed 7th] from ING. There is no relief in the forward-looking indicators. The Ifo Institute’s gauge of production plans for the next three months has crashed to the lowest since the depths of the eurozone crisis in 2012.

‘European companies are caught in the Sino-US cross-fire…sales are now caught up in Chinese counter-tariffs. It is a key reason why Daimler has issued four profit warnings over the past year. The trade war is compounding the electrification shock that has thrown Europe’s car industry into seizure…’

Europe cannot handle so many shocks. It already has one foot in deflation. The ECB has lost monetary traction. Interest rates are minus 0.4pc and are close to the “reversal rate”, where further cuts become contractionary through a squeeze on bank margins…’

‘The ECB could in theory resort to helicopter money to fund government spending, but this would violate the Maastricht Treaty and run afoul of Germany’s constitutional court.

‘Euroland’s only defence is “new deal” fiscal stimulus – but this too is made impossible by the rigid legal and ideological structure. It meets the Stability Pact and the machinery of fiscal restraint.

‘Europe’s leaders cannot do much about Trump, China, and global deflation, but they can at least avert an unnecessary Brexit shock by changing the Withdrawal Agreement. This is not to say they will. Dominic Cummings is right to warn that the EU may opt for economic self-harm to achieve its religious objectives.

‘Yet criticism of the Barnier method is growing louder, especially in Germany. The Commission’s feet are at last being held to the fire. Gabriel Felbermayr, president of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, says the strategy of forcing Britain to jump through divorce hoops before trade talks could begin was a serious error and has led to a dead-end.

“The EU must finally start to think strategically. This means giving up the dogma of the inviolable four freedoms and offering the UK, and likewise Switzerland, the maximum possible economic integration that is possible without political union,” he said.

‘..The EU’s Brexit goal until now has been to close ranks and uphold doctrinal purity.  It shoved aside those Europeans who called for a flexible Continental Partnership as a model for the EU’s future ties with the near abroad. The higher imperative was to make a point. But the economic dangers have now reached such a level that an additional – and easily avoidable – knife-fight with Borisian Britain risks blowing up the EU project entirely. At what point does the EU’s self-preservation reflex trump ideology?

Mr Varadkar could climb down from his nationalist tree and accept an all-Ireland farm deal, with a softish border for the remaining goods trade (tiny in volume), cleared by trusted trader schemes far from the front line.

‘Or he can bring about the no-deal he decries, and on the hardest of terms with 50,000 lost jobs or more, and be forced to erect physical border infrastructure by the EU in diplomatically horrible circumstances under threat of expulsion from the EU customs union. Moreover, as he says, the ordeal will go on, and on, and on. Should he change his mind and opt for compromise, Berlin, Paris, and other EU capitals will have the justification they need – and some now want – to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement.

‘If the Taoiseach denies them this graceful way out, then remember the Juncker dictum: “We have instruments of torture in the basement.”

Also note well Ambrose’s earlier eye-opener EU sharpens torture tools as Swiss showdown escalates into energy war, which includes this alarming example of its totalitarian nature:

‘..Brussels is preparing other tools of suffocation. There are threats to withdraw mutual recognition for exports of medical equipment.  This has the character of a creeping blockade. “In theory the EU could cut off access to almost anything,” said Pieter Cleppe from Open Europe in Brussels.

“It is a worrying precedent that a country can be cut off like this for purely-political motives when it has not violated its obligations,” he said.

‘Switzerland’s problems have been growing ever since the Brexit referendum. The country has become a victim of proxy diplomatic warfare, as made clear in leaked comments last month by the EU commissioner in charge of bilateral talks, Johannes Hahn…’

Maybe the EU is the fourth beast of Daniel’s dreadful vision, as recorded in chapter 7 of his Old Testament Book. Therefore, EU: prepare to meet thy decreed doom.

PSPanicked Merkel requests meeting with Johnson as German economy crumbles  Daily Express Fri 16th Aug

Footnote: for previous updates on fulfillment of the Noakes’ prophecy see listing here.

NI-Eire Prophecy Update #17: Boris, Leo, Donald and Brussels

When this series started in early March with Emma Stark’s prophecy about Dublin being key to the Backstop and Ireland issues I appended my personal trail on this matter and surmised that, in being an integral part of the whole British Isles, Ireland would be better being as separate from the EU as we are geographically from continental Europe. Later I mentioned an answer may lie in both nations eventually getting closer to the USA than EU, especially as such a politico-economic grouping would cover the Irish diaspora.

This afternoon’s news, however, reports our PM Boris Johnson as having ‘clashed with his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar in their first phone call since he took office. Downing Street confirmed that during the phone call the Prime Minister “made clear that the UK will be leaving the EU on October 31, no matter what.”

‘Mr Johnson told the Taoiseach that, while he will approach Brexit negotiations in “a spirit of friendship,” any fresh deal must see the backstop abolished.

‘However, the Irish Government said Mr Varadkar told Mr Johnson that the emergency measure to prevent a hard border on the island was “necessary as a consequence” of UK decisions. “Alternative arrangements could replace the backstop in the future, as envisaged in the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on the future relationship, but thus far satisfactory options have yet to be identified and demonstrated,” a Dublin spokesperson said. 

‘During the call Mr Johnson reaffirmed his commitment to upholding the Good Friday Agreement and to “never put” physical checks or infrastructure on the border, a No 10 spokeswoman said. “The Prime Minister made clear that the Government will approach any negotiations which take place with determination and energy, and in a spirit of friendship, and that his clear preference is to leave the EU with a deal, but it must be one that abolishes the backstop,” she added.

‘The Taoiseach has since invited Mr Johnson to Dublin to “further their respective analyses on Brexit“. (Emphasis mine)

We pray that Boris will accept Leo’s invitation and spend time in Dublin to encourage radical, ‘subversively’ positive changes to this ‘backstop’ issue, as indicated in the prophecy.

For deeper background information I offer the following extracts from my weekend’s reading, especially as we’re now at the close of the prophesied 9 months of shaking and birthing from last October to this month. (Emphases mine. Read the full articles by clicking titles’ links; I understand there’s a facility to read free-of-charge.)

Boris Johnson knows Brussels better than anyone. He’s not bluffing about no-deal (Daniel Hannan)

‘...I have known Boris for 25 years, and he is the cleverest man I have worked with. Sure, he is well-mannered enough to keep his sharpness under wraps, but don’t ever make the mistake of thinking that his Falstaffian persona implies intellectual levity. 

‘He knows exactly what he is doing, especially when it comes to Brussels – the place he went to school, and to which he returned in 1989 as the Daily Telegraph’s correspondent. No British politician has a keener appreciation of how the EU works, how its policies are made, how its deals are brokered. Where Mrs May deferred instinctively to her civil servants, Boris understands this subject better than they do

‘What happens next? There is a small possibility that the EU might compromise. Plenty of its leaders concede, in private, that there is a logical case for dropping the Irish backstop. The choice, after all, is between losing the backstop and keeping everything else (the money, citizens’ rights, etc) and losing the whole lot. But, as Boris is well aware, the EU’s attitude has as much to do with face as with logic. The backstop has taken on symbolic importance in Brussels. A scheme originally devised to keep the UK permanently subject to EU trade policy has been publicly presented as a guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement, and some Eurocrats have talked themselves into half-believing it.

‘In Dublin, where the issue is better understood, no one seriously thinks that there will be a physical border, deal or no deal. The trouble is that the backstop has now become a matter of national pride. Although every estimate suggests that a no-deal outcome would hit Ireland worse than the UK, Leo Varadkar’s interests do not overlap with those of his country. Leading a slightly poorer Ireland, but being hailed as a tough-minded patriot, must seem more appealing than leading a slightly richer Ireland (for which he would get no credit) while being howled down as a West Brit….’

‘…I say “no trade deal” rather than “no deal” because I have voted as an MEP on more than a dozen measures providing for continuity in aviation, road haulage and so on. Still, tariffs and other trade barriers are a challenge. Although, in theory, the EU and the UK could agree a simple “zero-for-zero” tariff deal pending talks on a more ambitious treaty, in practice we must be ready for a more vindictive attitude. At every stage so far, Brussels has put politics before economics, making it clear that it is prepared to see all sides suffer if necessary.

‘So how would Britain respond to an EU that, following no deal, made good on its threat to make commerce conditional on the backstop? In such a situation, we would have no choice. Rather than negotiate under duress, we would need to pivot to the Anglosphere, prioritising trade deals with the United States and the Commonwealth…’ 

Why Donald Trump might be the key to unlocking the damned backstop (Jeremy Warner)

‘…The key here is not so much persuading the EU to shift stance as Ireland. For the EU as a whole, the backstop holds little significance. It’s basically only there to satisfy the Irish, who in practical terms are now faced with a classic Hobson’s choice; either a softish border at some point in the future, or the certainty of a hard, economically destructive border with the UK in little more than three months’ time. In a rational world, Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s premier, would choose the former.

‘Donald Trump sees Brexit as an opportunity to bring Britain within the American orbit. But reconciling the Brits and the Irish? For an American president, there are few prospects more appetising, and for this consummate showman, it may be too much to resist. There may yet be a role for him to play as peacemaker. The UK trade deal can wait…’

Varadkar can blame Britain all he likes – but he is the real threat to peace (Nick Timothy – joint chief-of-staff to PM Mrs May, resigned after 2017 general election)

‘…When Varadkar became Taoiseach, back in 2017, the most pressing decision he faced was how to handle Brexit. Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was obviously unwelcome. It was a nasty reminder that British decisions can still impinge on Irish sovereignty and that, thanks to geography and history, Ireland’s interests remain closely aligned with those of the UK….

With Varadkar’s connivance, Brussels weaponised the Northern Irish border – and with it the peace process – to lock the UK into a customs union and a colonial status in which we would have to follow EU laws. And so the “backstop”, the Withdrawal Agreement protocol that binds either Northern Ireland or the whole of the UK to the EU’s customs union and many of its laws, was invented.

‘It is easy to see why this approach tempted Varadkar and his allies in Brussels. It suits them very well to keep the UK tied to European laws. It must also have been hugely enjoyable for a young Taoiseach, and his deputy, Simon Coveney, to lord it over Ireland’s former imperial masters…

‘My judgment is that Theresa May liked and wanted the backstop. She believed she had succeeded in splitting the EU’s fabled “four freedoms” – of goods, services, capital and people – by remaining in a customs territory with the EU while allowing Britain to control immigration. But this misunderstood the meaning of Brexit.

Leaving the EU means leaving its laws and institutions in full. It means Britain being free to decide its destiny. The Withdrawal Agreement means the opposite. As Brendan Simms, the Irish historian, says, the backstop would give the Irish government more say over important parts of the UK economy than the UK government. Whether applied to Northern Ireland alone or the UK economy as a whole, this Irish or European suzerainty over British sovereign territory would be unacceptable purely on democratic terms…

‘These are not the only ways in which Varadkar has played fast and loose with peace in Northern Ireland. Lord Trimble, one of the architects of the peace process, explained in a Policy Exchange paper last week how the backstop has “driven [the Good Friday Agreement] into the ditch”. This is because – both in the way it was conceived and the way it would work – the backstop studiously ignores the consent principle that is vital to government in Northern Ireland. As Simon Coveney said about unionist opposition to the backstop: “We cannot allow one party in Northern Ireland to veto any proposals.”

Dublin’s policy was bold, audacious and very nearly successful. Varadkar has sought to impose humiliating terms on Ireland’s larger and more powerful neighbour. He has tried to turn a bilateral peace process between the UK and Ireland into a political standoff between the UK and the EU. And he has abused the Good Friday Agreement for his own ends, while shamelessly accusing Brexit supporters of endangering the peace process.

‘Under Theresa May, the UK almost succumbed. But now Boris Johnson is holding firm. When he visits Northern Ireland this week he should not be shy in pointing out who is risking a no-deal outcome and a hard border in Ireland. It is not the United Kingdom, but Leo Varadkar.

‘The backstop is supposed to stop a hard border, but by making the Withdrawal Agreement unratifiable, it is making no-deal and a hard border more likely. There can only be one solution: the backstop must go.’

[Image credit: photo of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump by Reportfocusnews]

New PM Boris brings Biblical blessing to Britain

Now [in Haran] the LORD said to Abram, “Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.

“And I will make of you a great nation and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].

“And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses or uses insolent language towards you; in you ALL the families and kindred of the earth will be blessed [and by you they will bless themselves].” (Genesis 12:1-3 Amp Bible – link to blogs on these vital verses)

After blogging about Tomi Arayomi prophesying about Boris Johnson as our new Prime Minister and inserting a few news clippings I got around to reading what had arrived in my in-tray..: New UK Prime Minister Descended From Rabbi: “Feels Jewish”.

Reading this article gave me a better grip on the deeper nature of his friendship with Donald Trump, which I’d inserted in the previous within minutes of publication.

According to ‘Archbishop’ Cranmer, Boris was baptised in the Roman Catholic church yet confirmed in the Church of England whilst at Eton, and became Prime Minister on the liturgical feast day of St Boris!

Read the above Breaking Israel News article for Boris Johnson’s lineage in depth, but here’s extracts of Biblical relevance for Britain being blessed by his appreciation of the Jewish people and their national state of Israel:

‘Johnson was born in New York City in 1964 to British parents. Though pale and blond, he has an especially colorful lineage, with an intriguing combination of religions represented. He has great-grandparents who were Christian, Muslim, and Jewish and sometimes refers to himself as a “one-man melting pot.”…

‘Throughout his political career, Johnson has been a strong advocate for Israel. Writing for The Jewish Chronicle, Daniella Peled reported in 2007 that Johnson is, “an enemy of politically correct anti-Zionism and immensely proud of his own Jewish ancestry.” She quoted Johnson saying, “I feel Jewish when I feel the Jewish people are threatened or under attack, that’s when it sort of comes out. When I suddenly get a whiff of antisemitism, it’s then that you feel angry and protective.” …

A Hard Worker

‘Writing for Haaretz in 2016, Danna Harman interviewed Johnson’s sister Rachel about the summer she and her brother spent in Israel. (She) reported that Boris’ assignment was to work in the communal kitchen of the kibbutz, “scrubbing pots and pans and sweating it out in the heat of the kitchen, meal after meal.”

‘After their volunteer service ended, the pair traveled around Israel. “They visited Hebron and Bethlehem, hiked up Masada, floated in the Dead Sea and went sightseeing in Jerusalem,” Harman wrote.  While in Jerusalem, Boris, who was a budding journalist, secured an interview with the well-known mayor of Jerusalem Teddy Kollek. Boris’ sister Rachel recalled that “He came back from that interview in a state of great elation.” 

In drawing to a close the author notes, ‘While serving as mayor of London from 2008-2016, Johnson denounced the BDS movement and noted that Israel is the only “pluralist, open society” in the entire Middle East region. He has openly criticized the United Nations Human Rights Council for their obsession with Israel’s so-called human rights violations.

A Trump Ally

‘He called the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 2017 a “moment of opportunity” for peace and, while serving as the UK’s Foreign Secretary in 2018, he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

‘Johnson refers to himself as a “passionate Zionist” who “loves the great country” of Israel. Writing for the Jerusalem Post, Cnaan Liphshiz commented on the uniqueness of Johnson’s self-definition. Given the history of British rule in Palestine before the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Liphshiz noted that, “British politicians rarely call themselves ‘Zionists’.”

Meantime, back in London yesterday – AT LONG, LONG LAST SOME COMMON SENSE in Boris’ splendid speech after visiting Her Majesty and being asked to form a government.

In particular I note that after referring to “…every corner of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – the awesome foursome (RB, per recent prophecies!) – that are incarnated in that red, white and blue flag, who together are so much more than the sum of their parts…”  Boris goes on to say (emphasis mine):

“Everyone knows the values that flag represents. It stands for freedom and free speech and habeas corpus and the rule of law and above all it stands for democracy and that is why we will come out of the EU on October 31 because, in the end, Brexit was a fundamental decision by the British people that they wanted their laws made by people that they can elect and they can remove from office, and we must now respect that decision and create a new partnership with our European friends –  as warm and as close and as affectionate as possible.

“And the first step is to repeat unequivocally our guarantee to the 3.2m EU nationals now living and working among us. And I say directly to you – thank you for your contribution to our society, thank you for your patience, and I can assure you that under this Government you will get the absolute certainty of the rights to live and remain.

“And next I say to our friends in Ireland, and in Brussels and around the EU, I am convinced that we can do a deal without checks at the Irish border, because we refuse under any circumstances to have such checks and yet without that anti-democratic backstop. And it is of course vital at the same time that we prepare for the remote possibility that Brussels refuses any further to negotiate and we are forced to come out with no-deal, not because we want that outcome – of course not – but because it is only common sense to prepare…”  (Read in full BJ’s First Speech As Prime Minister)

Once again, a cartoonist catches up today with, and thus confirms, prophecy (eg. 2005 Vision of Britain):

Courtesy of The Telegraph – click image for more

NI-Eire Prophecy Update #16: Ulster-only ‘backstop’?

Roger Jervois keeping watch in South Africa has this update on Wednesday’s news for  Emma Stark’s prophetic word on the DUP and Irish Republic’s PM and Brexit:

“Encouraging signs from the NI/Eire situation as Leo Varadkar exerts more positive influence. He has publicly endorsed what amounts to an acceptance of the Alternative Arrangements working group, which both Boris and Jeremy Hunt are in favour of. This is great news (per BBC News. Veradkhar: NI-only backstop could avoid hard border)

‘Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar said a NI-only backstop would “not go down well with the DUP”, but that it is still an option. 

‘The taoiseach said that while he can see a route to avoid a hard border, the Republic is still stepping up its preparations for one. He said “One option is to revert to the proposal of a backstop in Northern Ireland and not the rest of the UK.”

Last night’s Telegraph Online reports German Chancellor being supportive of Leo’s ideas…“This is easily the biggest coup that Leo has engineered…..zowie!” (RJ)

Continue reading by clicking here for full article. For listing of previous updates see foot of Update #15.

NI-Eire Prophecy Update #15: Eire’s PM and the Orange Order

Keeping watch with respect to Emma Stark’s prophetic word, and the climax of Ulster’s marching season with tomorrow’s anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne (1690), Roger Jervois’ emails me yesterday (emphasis mine):

‘Speaking from early ‘90s South Africa experience, this is huge. Three cheers in Heaven to the prayer warriors who heeded the call to pray for Leo Varadkar.

‘Read on…(from Belfast Telegraph)

‘The Grand Secretary of the Orange Order has said that he would be willing to accept a united Ireland if the majority of people in Northern Ireland voted for it.

‘Rev Mervyn Gibson told the Irish Times that if a united Ireland came about as a result of a border poll he would accept the democratic result and was not “going to go to war over it”.

‘However, Mr Gibson said that he was not worried about the prospect of a united Ireland anytime soon and that attempts to link it to Brexit were part of “project fear”.

‘Mr Gibson said that he is “proud to be from Northern Ireland”, but that he felt he had an “all-Ireland dimension” as his father and grandfather were born in Co Donegal.

He praised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for a visit to the Orange Order headquarters in Belfast last year, saying it was “pivotal in changing and improving relationships”.

NI-Eire Prophecy Updates:
  1. Northern & Southern Irish Leaders Meet In Washington
  2. Northern & Southern Irish Leaders Meet Trump and Pence
  3. EU Grasps Ireland At Its Own Peril (ie. as EU’s puppet)
  4. DUP MP Would Like To See Ireland Join The Commonwealth
  5. Yet Again, NO Need For A Hard Border!
  6. DUP Prefers Brexit Delay To ‘Prison’ of May’s Withdrawal Agreement
  7. The Taoiseach and the E.U.
  8. Eire’s Relationship with Ulster & USA
  9. Irexit – (Eire leaving the EU)
  10. News Roundup – Is S.Africa and Object Lesson?
  11. Ireland to follow Britain out of the EU?
  12. Progress of N. Ireland – Republic power-sharing talks
  13. Ireland will be ‘second biggest losers’ if UK Leaves EU
  14. Irish Gov’t’s Brexit policy ‘is in tatters’, it’s bluff ‘being called’

NI-Eire Prophecy Update #14: Irish Govt’s Brexit policy ‘is in tatters’, its bluff ‘being called’

On directly opposite sides of the world to one another, Phil View in New Zealand and me here in the UK, noticed yesterday morning an article published in Brexit Central by Dr Ray Bassett, author of politico-economic papers on Ireland, membership of the EU and Brexit, and UK think-tank Policy Exchange’s Senior Fellow on EU Affairs.

Having a lot to catch up online I ran off a hard-copy to read at leisure whilst munching lunch and then replied to his comment on NI-Eire Update #13,

“I note especially, Bassett’s inference that supports my repeated supposition that Eire will be better joining UK & NI outside EU.”

Ray’s credentials are impressive. Having served on ‘the Irish Government Talks Team during the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement negotiations (later) as Irish Joint Secretary to the British Irish Intergovernmental Conference in Belfast, 2001-2005 (then) headed up the Irish Consular Service and the Irish Abroad Unit (dealing with relations with the Irish Diaspora). Prior to retiring, he was Irish Ambassador to Canada, Jamaica and the Bahamas for six years.’

In reading Ray’s insights into the current Irish and British political situations with the EU, my attention was caught mid-way by:

‘…Meanwhile, our recent guest, the US President, is leaving nobody in any doubt about his support for a true Brexiteer in power in London. A future trade deal between a fully independent UK and the USA, coupled with trade wars between Washington and Brussels, is the stuff of nightmares for Ireland.

‘The London consultancy firm Primary Access, in analysing Irish investment abroad and Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland, stated that “Ireland has €93bn committed to the US, and €88bn to the UK in direct investment abroad; the comparable numbers for France and Germany are €4.4bn and €3.1bn respectively. The same pattern repeats in terms of inward direct investment. The US has €179bn, and the UK €58bn invested in Ireland; France has €15bn and Germany €5bn”.

‘As I have stated on many previous occasions, Ireland’s economic connections with mainland Europe are overwhelmingly those of the multinational (mainly American) companies located within the Republic.

‘If the international climate changes and these companies no longer feel comfortable in Ireland, we will be left with precious little else. In the meantime, our two closest economic and cultural partners, our neighbours to the west and east, as well as home to the majority of our diaspora, will have moved on without us…’  (emphases mine).

So you may readily understand why I was reminded of my personal opinion since 2012, as shared herein, that the Lord may want the WHOLE of the British Isles disconnected from the EU and to become fully independent, either as distinct entities of The United Kingdom & Northern Ireland and of the Republic of Ireland, or as a harmonious politico-economic entity like Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations.

You may recall the growing calls noted here and here for IREXIT and the establishing of a political party for that very purpose?

Therefore, you may wish to read in full Ray Bassett’s The Irish Government’s Brexit policy is in tatters and its bluff is now being called.

See Prophecy Update #13 for full listing of Updates with Background.