Invisible Jigsaw pieces: ‘thin places’, open heavens, new season in Wales

Today’s first priority was to put finishing touches (as below) to previous post and publish. Only then did I check my email and notice these notifications automatically posted a few hours earlier, and re-published with the permission of Glasgow Prophetic Centre and UK Prophetic Words:

Lion Bites – OPEN DOORS IN HEAVEN 🔑

“My dear child, I have watched and rejoiced over your fiery heart that burns with much passion – for my sake and others’ sake. I have listened as you cried from deep within, asking me to open new doors to you, doors of opportunities to advance my kingdom in the lives of others.

“Know this; I am now calling you to come apart with me for a time, out with of your busy routine, spending time alone with me in prayer and in seeking my face. As you do so, I will come and meet you in this place, and you will be lifted into new dimensions of my spirit.

“In this new place, your eyes will be opened to see that doors of opportunity and of ministry that I have called you to. Walking through these now open doors will move you closer to your destiny and your purpose. This open door will shift you into a place of an acute awareness of my voice and ability to see what I am doing in the spirit realm. It brings with it certainty about the call I have placed on your life and confidence to outwork what I placed within you.”

Today, commit before God to ‘come away’ with Him and, as you do so, you will be lifted up to see your open door.

Revelation 4:1 –
After this, I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven…

Simon Plant: A NEW DAWN AND A NEW SEASON IN WALES

The Son will be revealed through dark clouds of the past.

There is a new dawn and a new season in Wales.

Turn your heads towards me. There shall be new stories written, there shall be new songs sung. These stories and songs will come together in unity to form a new narrative and sound in Wales.

A new narrative of testimony, peace and unity and a new pure sound of praise and worship will arise and shine My light and glory as bright as the Sun. The light of this new dawn will shine into the dark corners of your neighbourhoods where you have feared to walk, into broken hearts and lives that have remained untouched.

In my presence and light there will be a thawing of the ground. As the earth warms, bulbs that have laid dormant for decades will begin to return to life and push through the weight of the soil that has sat over their heads.

Are you ready My Bride? For many shall join you this year to form a host of golden daffodils.

Simon Plant, 1st March’17

EARLY MORNING EVENT!

It just so happens ‘coincidentally’, I’d been inspired upon waking to make minor changes to the previous post’s draft that was left unchecked as we went out yesterday. 

It was entitled ‘On ‘The Veil’ Separating Heaven and Earth’ but I was strongly impressed it needed a different emphasis by putting Phil Mason’s sub-header ‘Thin Places’ in my title and inserting a fresh opening paragraph about this term. Yet I did not suspect that more invisible jigsaw pieces were falling into place.

A family friend runs tours of ancient sites connected with Celtic Christianity and so I know about ‘thin places’, but I wanted a link for readers and ‘googled’ that term. I hit one of the top sites, but upon reading I saw it’s the community a ‘team’ friend is connected with and where others will be ‘on retreat’ later this month!

AND with Peter, another mutual friend, we’d chatted yesterday afternoon about previous blog references to darkness, the midnight hour etc. He reminded me of ancient Jewish wedding customs and how they relate to the parable of wise and foolish virgins and the return of Jesus for His bride. So, out of the darkness comes the glory of the risen King!!

After amending the draft post I was about to hit the ‘Publish’ button BUT got firmly nudged into providing a link to our 2014 trip to South Wales and the renowned retreat centre in ‘little England’ (Pembrokeshire). So almost as an afterthought, the link thereto got added to the amended post!!!

Only afterwards did I read today’s emails directly related to thin places as open doors and on Wales – and the opening lines of what Simon brings from the Lord refers to His being revealed out of ‘dark clouds’ and to a ‘new dawn’!

ALL TO YOUR GLORY ALONE LORD – I praise and thank you.

[Puzzle In Sky by Idea Go : White Door in Skydoor by Nattavut – Freedigitalphotos.net]

Prophetical signifance of PM May’s speech in Philadelphia

Symbolic of Holy Spirit's active power across the AtlanticThis was unplanned. Below, I tell of my reaction to events a week ago today that are indicative of a spiritual ‘Bridge over the Pond’; and in writing now tell about pieces of an ‘invisible jigsaw’ linking our English-speaking nations.: 

My usual full blogging day last Thursday got a tad waylaid but I intended writing on our Prime Minister’s visit to meet newly installed President of the United States Donald Trump on Friday 27th January – and dressed like a ‘Redcoat’, as prophesied!

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As with most folk, however, I didn’t then know she wasn’t going direct to Washington but to an engagement that day to address the ‘GOP’ conference in Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. I got excited in my spirit upon reading the very brief mention in my newspaper, but didn’t know why.  But when I started writing I began to comprehend.

I published Fulfilled Prophecies #16 “The Redcoats are coming! The British are Coming!” – We’re here! and, later that day, Tim Shey commented from the far side of the States (and stole a march on me!).:

“I was having some lunch earlier today and I was able to watch some of Prime Minister May’s speech to some Republicans in Philadelphia. I thought it was inspiring. She emphasized the special relationship that the United States and Great Britain have had over the years. I believe that the Lord will strengthen the relationship between Trump and May and the United States and Great Britain.”

I usually take a long weekend family break from blogging. Time online is kept very minimal but before we went out the next day I did something I don’t even do regularly – checked a Facebook page! I dipped into Veronika West’s and knew what she’d posted on Thursday had to be re-blogged. A quick ‘copy and paste’ did the trick and hey presto: visions of the mighty rivers of gold and silver and gold-cum-silver handshake was reproduced.

Tim later remarks on my copy of her post (emphasis added):

“This vision by Veronica West is either confirmation or answered prayer. The day that Prime Minister May came to the United States I was really burning up in the Holy Ghost—the Presence of God was very strong. The next day, the Presence of God wasn’t as strong, so I asked the Lord why it was so strong when Theresa May spoke in Philadelphia. A day later the Lord answered my prayer through Veronica West’s vision.

“Powerful things are going to happen throughout the world because the Lord is bringing the United States and Great Britain closer together.” I remember General George Patton back in World War II got in trouble for talking about the Anglo-American Empire (he probably should have said Anglo-American Alliance). There is definitely an Anglo-American Christian influence in the world.

Tim blogs at The Road, his latest book is Writings From the Road and his Facebook page is the first book’s title, High Plains Drifter: A Hitchhiking Journey Across America.

I replied that I believe Theresa May’s visit is directly related not only on a politico-historical but also on a spiritual level that plugs our nations back together, or as Sharon Stone and other prophets have been saying, realigns us with the Lord’s plans and purposes for us in preparing for His return – it’s nothing to do with the personalities! I’m certainly convinced all those changes were engineered by the Almighty to fulfill His plans – AND the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plans to His servants, the prophets! (Amos 3:7)

A year ago no-one in the public arena would have believed what was to happen in shaking and jolting our nations to bring a complete upheaval across two continents with two totally unexpected, brand new leaders yet prophesied by, for example, Revd John Kilpatrick (see Fulfilled Prophecies #7).

Meeting newly installed President Trump is the politico-historical relationship, whereas going FIRST to Philadelphia by invitation of the Congress and Congressional Institute starts her journey on the much deeper (and higher!) spiritual level of our two nations’ original identity akin to imperial parent and colonial child.

Moreover, considering the possibility of Britain being the western equivalent of the biblical people of Tarshish with her young lions, according to Ezekiel 19:2-3 and 38:13 (as here), then we could chuckle at a UK-US’ family bonding with Mrs May being a ‘lioness’ (mother) and Donald Trump as her lion ‘cub’. If that’s so, then who’s truly in charge??

PM MAY’S’ PHILADELPHIA ADDRESS!

Philadelphia’s Well-known Symbol: The Liberty Bell

With that in mind let’s consider some points among many that Britain’s Prime Minister May brought to the Republican Party conference, as recorded in the official transcript (as delivered) of her half-hour address.:

“For more than two centuries, the very idea of America, drawn from history and given written form in a small hall not far from here, has lit up the world.

“That idea – that all are created equal and that all are born free – has never been surpassed in the long history of political thought.

“And it is here – on the streets and in the halls of this great city of Philadelphia – that the founding fathers first set it down, that the textbook of freedom was written, and that this great nation that grew “from sea to shining sea” was born.

“Since that day, it has been America’s destiny to bear the leadership of the free world and to carry that heavy responsibility on its shoulders. But my country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, has been proud to share that burden and to walk alongside you at every stage…’  She then gave a brief resume of many areas of British and American collaboration in international affairs.

 So it is my honour and privilege to stand before you today in this great city of Philadelphia to proclaim them again, to join hands as we pick up that mantle of leadership once more, to renew our Special Relationship and to recommit ourselves to the responsibility of leadership in the modern world. 

Change in America

“And it is my honour and privilege to do so at this time, as dawn breaks on a new era of American renewal. For I speak to you not just as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, but as a fellow Conservative who believes in the same principles that underpin the agenda of your party. The value of liberty. The dignity of work. The principles of nationhood, family, economic prudence, patriotism – and putting power in the hands of the people.

“Principles instilled in me from a young age. Principles my parents taught me in the vicarage in Southern England in which I was raised….”

Change in Britain

In speaking of the changes in Britain, our new way of working with Europe, international role and a renewed ‘special relationship’, especially relating to security, she said,

“…we have chosen a different future for our country. A future that sees us restore our parliamentary sovereignty and national self-determination, and to become even more global and internationalist in action and in spirit.

“A future that sees us take back control of the things that matter to us – things like our national borders and immigration policy, and the way we decide and interpret our own laws – so that we are able to shape a better, more prosperous future for the working men and women of Britain….

“This is a vision of a future that my country can unite around – and that I hope your country, as our closest friend and ally, can welcome and support…

“It is in our interests – those of Britain and America together – to stand strong together to defend our values, our interests and the very ideas in which we believe.

“This cannot mean a return to the failed policies of the past. The days of Britain and America intervening in sovereign countries in an attempt to remake the world in our own image are over. But nor can we afford to stand idly by when the threat is real and when it is in our own interests to intervene. We must be strong, smart and hard-headed. And we must demonstrate the resolve necessary to stand up for our interests.

“And whether it is the security of Israel in the Middle East or the Baltic states in Eastern Europe, we must always stand up for our friends and allies in democratic countries that find themselves in tough neighbourhoods too…

“It is why I join you in your determination to take on and defeat Daesh and the ideology of Islamist extremism that inspires them and many others terrorist groups in the world today. It is in both our national interests to do so. This will require us to use the intelligence provided by the finest security agencies in the world. And it will require the use of military might.

“But it also demands a wider effort. Because one of the lessons of fighting terrorism in the last 15 years or so is yes, killing terrorists can save innocent lives. But until we kill the idea that drives them, the ideology, we will always have to live with this threat…”

She then referred to the major international issue, to which subsequent behind-the-scenes top-level agreements have now been seen to bear fruit, as in recent posts on Syria and Iran attest (here and here – the latter nation of which I’ve been watching for 30 years),

“Yet ultimately to defeat Daesh, we must employ all of the diplomatic means at our disposal. That means working internationally to secure a political solution in Syria and challenging the alliance between the Syrian regime and its backers in Tehran.

“When it comes to Russia, as so often it is wise to turn to the example of President Reagan who – during his negotiations with his opposite number Mikhail Gorbachev – used to abide by the adage “trust but verify”. With President Putin, my advice is to “engage but beware”…

“We should not jeopardise the freedoms that President Reagan and Mrs Thatcher brought to Eastern Europe by accepting President Putin’s claim that it is now in his sphere of influence.  And progress on this issue would also help to secure another of this nation’s priorities – to reduce Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East.

“This is a priority for the UK too as we support our allies in the Gulf States to push back against Iran’s aggressive efforts to build an arc of influence from Tehran through to the Mediterranean.

“The nuclear deal with Iran was controversial…But the agreement must now be very carefully and rigorously policed – and any breaches should be dealt with firmly and immediately.”

Did our Prime Minister read this blog’s paper on Nationhood by Dave Chapman?. She said,

“Yet the most important institution is – and should always be – the nation state. Strong nations form strong institutions. And they form the basis of the international partnerships and co-operation that bring stability to our world.

“Nations, accountable to their populations – deriving as the Declaration of Independence puts it “their just powers from the consent of the governed” – can choose to join international organisations, or not. They can choose to co-operate with others, or not. Choose to trade with others, or not.

“Which is why if the countries of the European Union wish to integrate further, my view is that they should be free to do so. Because that is what they choose.

“But Britain – as a sovereign nation with the same values but a different political and cultural history – has chosen to take a different path because our history and culture is profoundly internationalist…”

In her conclusion Prime Minister May cited famous British and American leaders and once more referred to Philadelphia’s renowned history,

“As we renew the promise of our nations to make them stronger at home – in the words of President Reagan as the “sleeping giant stirs” – so let us renew the relationship that can lead the world towards the promise of freedom and prosperity marked out in parchment by those ordinary citizens 240 years ago…”

PROPHETICAL JIGSAW PIECES

1. That reference to “sleeping giant stirs” reminds me of a friend Lynn’s vision in 2001 of seeing a giant arise , which itself echoes the ‘Tommy Hick’s Vision’ of 1961 (End-time Ministries of the Body of Christ):

“When in Cornwall had very strong  impression…as if I was positioned at the south-west of Cornwall looking at the land mass of England, Scotland and Wales from the air.  In a moment I saw rising up from Scotland first, like the lid of a container with the hinge being at the extreme end of Cornwall, the “Body of Christ”.  Impressed that the ‘Body’ is everywhere and there are people ‘hidden’ who are so much part of it. I was then taken aback by the thought that it appeared to be like a sleeping giant rising up powerfully and suddenly.  The experience left me with hope and anticipation for what God would do in spite of how things appeared.”

220px-Paul_Revere's_ride2. A famous event before the American War of Independence has a specific relevance in the prophetic background to this renewed ‘special relationship’.  It’s the theme of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride in 1775 warning “The Redcoats are coming!”, that shows up as part of the design across some ‘pieces’.

Let me briefly outline a sequence of personal events on this:

3. In reading the background to a Revival Alliance gathering held in September 2011 in London I learned that Revere’s ride had featured as prophetical inspiration at the gathering’s inception meeting held in November 2010, as shown here:

Paul Revere Refc

4. Although unable to attend that gathering I had a strongly related dream that was about the Kingdom of God being set up here in Britain, as retold on its 5th anniversary last year.

5. In Holy Week, April 2012 I came across two prophecies relating to the same theme of a holy horseman. One was written on UK Prophetic Words and the other spoken by pastor John Kilpatrick, as recounted in Get Ready!

6. A few weeks after the EU Referendum, worship leader Lydia Marrrow delivered a powerful prophetic word that closed with excited exclamations that, “The Redcoats are coming! The British are coming”. This directly quotes Paul Revere’s cries to colonial citizens during his midnight ride. (Read transcript.)

7. After giving that word Lydia explained her excitement,

“It’s such an honour to be here. In case you’re wondering why I’m so passionate about God pouring His Spirit in the UK, history tells us that the United Kingdom and the United States do not have Awakening apart from one another!” (A Linkage Between Awakening in the UK and the USA)

8. This eighth piece is that of last weekend’s reconnecting of the historical link between our nations after the past 8 years under ungodly rule.

Bringing prophetical pieces together

Lastly, as we’ve encountered a midnight reference, could it suggest another jigsaw piece – that of  Midnight Words for 2017??

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Fresh insights on Jesus’ role in Creation (cont’d)

Hands Holding World by TwobeeIn the previous post I claimed the ‘4th jigsaw piece’ of applying the ‘revisionist’ prophetic word on scripture harmonises not only with its foundational verses of Genesis 1:3 and John 1 but also with the scientific understanding of time and space!

I suggested readers may like to check that out for themselves in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of New Testament Greek words, and note different meanings, for ‘world’ – especially in Hebrews 1:2. In this post I’ll reveal my surprising discoveries…

What do you understand by ‘World’. Isn’t it usually synonymous with ‘globe’ or ‘the earth’?

My life-long interest in astronomy and science makes me think also of the solar system planetary and hypothetical interstellar worlds. Other valid concepts can be one’s personal ‘world’ of thoughts, emotions and activities; or of social, cultural interests eg. the world of fashion.

Previously, I told what happened after mulling over Jesus Christ’s role in Creation and commenting upon my re-blog of a physicist’s article about dark matter and energy. I was prompted to reach for my spade and start digging into the New King James’ and New International versions of verse 3 in the Book of Hebrews’ opening chapter. What I didn’t tell was the stunning gem shining from the central column of my Study Bible right at the start of that chapter.

That prize find opened up a whole new world!

Courtesy of Thomas Nelson Bibles the NKJV Hebrews 1:1-2 subhead and text reads:

God’s Supreme Revelation

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;

My Study Bible has two notes for this: ‘at various times’, ‘or in many portions; ‘worlds’ or ages; Grk aiones, aeons’. The second also applies to ‘worlds’ in Hebrews 11:3, viz: 

By faith we understand the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made from things which are visible.

The note against ‘framed’ reads: ‘Grk ‘katartizo’ to arrange, set in order, adjust, complete what is lacking, make fully ready, repair, prepare’.

Clearly, any reader would easily understand that the Almighty made the planets and starry worlds – but ‘aeon’ isn’t the same. It means ‘Time’.  SO just what did it mean to Jesus’ first disciples, those who’d personally witnessed and recorded revelations from and about the One who existed in God before time began?  (The creative declaration of His personal power in creating the universe is considered in this post.)

NOW, the Oxford English Dictionary has two definitions for ‘Aeon’ (US. Eon), viz: ‘a very long period of time’ and ‘a major division of time in geology, subdivided into eras’.

Before we dig into that, here’s the Greek Interlinear Bible’s Hebrew 1:2

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Greek Interlinear Bible – Hebrews 1:2 (click/drag to enlarge)

Copied from the Textus Receptus, it literally reads: ‘On last-ones of-the days these talks (speaks) to-us in son whom He-places (he appoints) tenant (enjoyer of the allotment) of-all through whom and (also) the eons He-makes.’

Strongs’ has the following for ‘worlds’ as it appears throughout the New Testament, as listed numerically according to the Greek alphabet, parts of which I’ve emphasised:

  • 165 – ‘aeon’ from same root 104 ‘aei’ [duration, ‘ever’…regularly…always]: property of an age..perpetuity. By impl the world; spec (Jewish) a Messianic period – age, course, eternal, (for) ever (~more), (beginning of the) world (began, without end) cf 5550 ‘kronos’  – a space of time, thus distinguised from ‘kairos’, an occasion, set or proper time, season, time.
  • 2889 – ‘kosmos’: orderly arrangement, by implication the world in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants lit or fig.
  • 3625 – ‘oikoumene’: land (the terrene part of the globe); spec Roman empire – earth world.
  • 1093 – ghay: a region or solid part of the whole terrene globe (incl occupants), country, land, world.

Thus, the original documents of the New Testament display a clear difference of definition between periods of time and areas of the earth – going even beyond ‘time and space’ to an organised ‘system’, which implies inherent intelligence, either of internal or external nature and of divine rather than human design.

We know from history that the ancient Greek philosophers had made definite distinctions between material and immaterial aspects of our existence – space and time! And it is not so surprisingly made by writers of the NT – YET Christendom may have missed much in translating the Word of God!

Now you need to know, in blogging a month ago On Pivotal Prophecies Now Coming Into Play, of which one was my Exploding Bible of 2011, I’d checked the literal NT text of the wheat and tares parable in Matthew 13 and was amazed at one word in verse 38 (Jesus’ explanation “The field is the world…”), which reads:

matthew-13_38-39-in-greek‘World’ appears twice in English, but the ORIGINAL HAS TWO DIFFERENT WORDS! These are ‘kosmos’ and ‘aionos’ – huh!!  The literal rendition of vv 38 and 39 reads:

‘The yet field is the SYSTEM (world) the yet ideal seed these are the sons of-the kingdom the yet bearded-darnels are the sons of the wicked-one the yet enemy the-one sowing them is the thru-caster (adversary) the yet harvest together-finish of the eon is the yet reapers messengers are.’

There’s a clear allusion to the future and processes/action (‘yet’) and a deliberate, strong use by the Lord Jesus Himself of a distinction between time and space. Surely He must have known what He was talking about, especially in view of His role in Creation! (See next post’s PS.)

Also, check the occurrences of ‘time’ (aeon), ‘space’ (oikoumene) and ‘system’ (kosmos) in the NT and you’ll find only a few refer to actual land or space, whereas the majority refer to ‘system’, with ‘time’ as second most frequent. In the OT there are far fewer uses of the variants of Hebrew ‘world’, practically all of which mean the physical land and half a dozen refer to portions or perpetuity of time.

If you’re still with me, enlarge this copy of my Strongs’ in which I had fun colour-coding the scripture references (‘time’ in orange, ‘space’ in green and ‘system’ in yellow).

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‘World’ in Strongs’ Exhaustive Concordance (click/drag to enlarge)

Conclusion

In our appreciation of holy scripture we should seriously consider the possibility of Jesus having given his disciples deep insights into the nature of the realms of time and matter, especially in view of their acknowledging His Lordship over and role in Creation.

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Technology professor on the centrality of Jesus Christ, Creation and faith

prof-cowburnProf. Cowburn has research interests in nanotechnology and its application to magnetism, electronics and optics. In Professor Russell Cowburn: Why I am a Christian, he explains how his faith informs his scientific professional life, and vice versa, especially of Jesus demonstrating the character of God and the marvel of Creation, the truth of Christianity and its lifestyle as essential ways of living to the full.

Therefore, I encourage you click that link and read Dr Ruth Bankewicz’s brief article on Science+Belief. It is highly appropriate for our recent mini-series on the science and scripture theme.

Hand and puzzle pieces - Anusorn p Nachol

The next post will explain how Ruth’s post and its timing coincides with a few insights on Jesus and Creation that dropped ‘out of the blue’ upon me like pieces of an invisible jigsaw.

Please note this blog’s new hub Scripture & Science with quick links to posts on modern physics and how discoveries and new theories are approaching, and may harmonise with, holy scripture.

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The Kingdom Age

Puzzle by Jannoon028, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

Puzzle by Jannoon028, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

This 4th ‘jigsaw piece’ to the previous post is an example of a ‘God-incident’ along the lines of 2 Chron 16:9 (the Lord’s eyes ranging across the earth to strengthen the redeemed). After drafting it I realised it needed to be in two parts with the intro’ becoming a post-script review. Mulling it over with the Lord I wished for a suitable piece on the Kingdom as follow-on and, ‘Lo and Behold!’, one was on hand first thing that morning. It was in a link on an email alert of a fellow blogger’s comment upon my post of Holy Spirit falling in Congress! Wow!! Thank you Lord.

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How to Live in the Kingdom Age

There is much more to life! I’ve been listening to things and reading things recently. I have been very encouraged because there is one thing that seems to be coming up and that is that we are stepping into a NEW ERA. We are on a new timeline. We need to be ready for the changes that are coming in the near future on this earth. We have been living too long in a world where all we live by is what we see. We are now in a new spiritual age! I am excited! This age is called the kingdom age!!! Here are some common themes to help you step into this era…because it will happen whether or not we want it to because God has a plan.

  1. Let go of your life and give it to God

God has a plan. He has…

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“They’re setting up The Kingdom!” – prophetic dream reviewed

What is The Kingdom of God?

In brief, it’s the realm in and from which The Almighty Lord God reigns and rules and into which redeemed believers in Jesus Christ have right of entry through Jesus’ death on the cross. Through His holy blood our are sins are forgiven and we are no longer slaves to satan and can be filled with and led by His Holy Spirit.  Churches are not, therefore, the Kingdom for theologians refer to the paradox it being ‘now but not yet’, primarily because it manifests through believers lives until Jesus returns to rule and reign on earth.

Puzzle in sky - Idea goThe dream recounted in the previous post plus a powerful scripture on what the Kingdom will be like, as mentioned in ‘Exploding Bible’, have now fallen into place just like pieces of an invisible jigsaw.  They’ve stirred a few fresh insights; for example:

1st ‘Jigsaw Piece’

I’d been reminded of it upon reading Veronika West’s account of a declaration during her dream encounter in a heavenly courtroom (see my #1 – Next Phase of ‘Setting up The Kingdom’ Is Now Upon Us), and which closely correlates with one made in my dream, as well as with a meeting room being furnished.

2nd ‘Jigsaw Piece’.

Upon further reflection, there’s also a similarity of ‘location’ genre between her dream and mine because the place from which I observed Kingdom-related activity ressembled an airport control tower. That is, I was in an observatory, or equivalent of a ‘situation’ room, whereas Veronika was in a council chamber, or courtroom of heaven, as herein.

3rd ‘Jigsaw Piece’.

A novel numerical synchronicity is now apparent!  Veronika account is dated 2 December; my original blogged version is 20 December. Add them together and we get the day of my birthday, 22nd, which is also emphasised in the third confirmation of the Second Advent dream that turned my life around, as recently recounted here. So, in UK-notation the two dates are 20-12-2011 and 02-12-2016.

Paul Revere’s Ride

The reference to Paul Revere’s renowned action in the Nov 2010 Inception Report for the next year’s Revival Alliance Gathering is echoed – or even resonated by – the prophetic word brought in July by Lydia Stanley-Marrow The Redcoats Are Coming!. A fuller post on this connection may be read in Special September 2 – A Kingdom 5th Anniversary Today.

2011 pivotal prophecy: “They’re setting up The Kingdom!”

FIVE years ago today, Tuesday 20 December 2011, I posted a copy of a private email as follow-up to this blog’s first posts as its contents had gone into the public domain. It tells of the unforgettable dream for which I was searching last week, as stated in the earliest version of #0-Pivotal Prophecies Coming Into Play. (Unable to find a copy of my account I resorted to quoting cross-references within this blog’s Library.)

I hope you will be able to take time reading this account, originally posted as ‘Father Let Your Kingdom Come’ and allow your imagination to follow it. Also, I’d draw attention to the remarks about a historic event as it has again resurfaced prophetically this year.:

A DREAM OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD BEING SET UP

‘An email of Monday 19 September 2011 submitted details of the dream, which I’d outlined to senior leaders of Winchester Vineyard Church before sending to the organiser of the 2011 Revival Alliance Gathering, Christen Forster.

‘The dream coincided with the Gathering’s second night and I later found it relates not only to foundational scriptures for the prophecies given over a year before (November 2010) but also to activities in the heavenlies at the time of the Gathering. They could also indicate what may happen fairly soon in the UK.

‘Christen agreed to the dream being posted upon the Revival Alliance Gathering website as Feedback under Prophecies & Testimonials.  [2016 update: links no longer available but extensive details may be read in David Pike’s Daibach-Welldigger blogspot.]

‘The email reads as follows:

Email to Christen Forster,  Monday, September 19, 2011                                          Subject: Revival Alliance Gathering, Westminster, London 1-3 Sept 2011

YOUR KINGDOM COME

Nina and I had booked early for the Gathering but were unable to attend. Yet I’m grateful the Lord gave the following on Saturday before the day’s meetings started:

Sat 3 Sept:                                                                                                                     

Am in an open-plan, modern office environment overlooking a town centre. Upon glancing out of one side’s extensive windows I’m amazed to see a large white cube flying very low over nearby buildings! (It’s about the size of a Hercules transport plane.) Watching, I see a few more similar cubes follow and fan out in different directions.

Then I look from a different quarter’s aspect to see where they’re coming from and notice this view is from a much higher floor and over a different location! Then, a couple of cubes hover and discharge some cargo, which floats down to settle on the ground – rather as furniture vans deposit items outside a house.

However, I’m seeing into a room being set up, as though the building itself is invisible! A large wooden table and its several chairs are already there as white porcelain bathroom furnishings descend, but remain hanging in space!

In a flash I understand what’s happening and, without thinking, hear myself comment aloud, “They’re setting up The Kingdom!”

Someone else watching disparagingly quips, “Oh, that’s your perspective”.

Again I’m surprised by my immediate, unconscious retort, “I studied perception at Uni!” (ie. in physics and in psychology, and am thus making a well-informed comment.)

A sudden urgency comes upon me to dash home with this news. Jumping into a car I find my normal route out of the building diverted and a huge vehicle tries to collide with me. Dodging that I drive up a slip road onto a choked road but find this very basic car becomes seriously underpowered.

So I get out to walk yet find all hard paving has turned into lush green grass of wide-open meadows. The congested road’s gone and I’m sliding down a well-worn grass slide to then run, or move, much faster than I can really run across an extensive area. I head a few dozen feet above the land, as though in a glider, and some very large object or person rushes from the left to block my path. Totally unfazed, I deliberately collide into it and it smashes into oblivion without halting or affecting my movement.

On the nearby horizon an unusual low building looms into view but, as I approach this destination, the alarm clock goes off!!

An initial interpretation came with great excitement in view of several revival meetings this month. I believe the Lord gave the above heading for my note of this lucid dream.

All this needed weighing BUT I didn’t expect confirmation and more insights not only in connection with the Gathering itself but also with the prophetic word reported at the Gathering’s Inception Meeting in Nov 2010!

Sun 4 Sept:

At Winchester Vineyard Church’s briefing on Sunday evening one of the attendees described the repentance of leaders at the Gathering. My spirit leapt in knowing this connected into that dream’s bathroom furnishing! (It’s symbolic of cleansing through repentance and forgiveness.)

In the dream, the bathroom appeared after table and chairs were already in place, which may mean a meeting place with purpose and authority. Then came a personal insight spoken as though from Holy Spirit, indicating only those open to Him can perceive and understand the Kingdom. Also, whatever is being set up is not within an obvious structure but fully exposed to those with ‘eyes to see’. (Perhaps, church ‘outside the walls’?)

Only later did I realise why the dream is directly connected to the Gathering. That’s because the setting was in two offices in separate locations (Reading and Croydon) where I’d worked and which came under the authority of central Dept of Environment, then located in Marsham St, as is Emmanuel Church!  [The venue for the Gathering.]

Thus, I believe the dream’s meaning is relevant to the Emmanuel Church Revival Alliance event and its proceeding out into the wider Church.

Incidentally, having noted the dream under the header ‘Your Kingdom Come’, I later learned that’s the same title of the following week’s healing service in Winchester led by the Gathering’s member absent in the Ukraine – Randy Clark!

Mon 5 Sept:                                                                                                        

Happened to ‘google’ Revival Alliance and discovered website about the Gathering and read its Inception Meeting’s Report and the associated prophetic word.  I was struck especially by the latter’s,

‘It is time to build a house for me to dwell in, God who even the heavens cannot contain, will dwell in a house whose walls are the Holy Spirit’.

That’s a near description of what was in the dream, for I could see as though through invisible walls into rooms. Even so, there was a definite sense of some kind of structure without my being able to ascertain its nature. Could this indicate the invisible power and work of Holy Spirit?

However, upon checking the quoted reference to Ezekiel 42:15-19 (details of the prophet’s vision of the temple) the translations to hand imply that the walls will be material, not immaterial. YET, the dream truly fits the scripture because, as Christen Forster explained to me: “ … in those verses you will see the word “side” (as in the King James), but the word is actually “ruach”, which is wind, spirit or breath. As the winds traditionally had four directions it has been made into “sides” in English. But more literally it says, “he measured the east wind” … hence Spirit.” [It is Strong’s number 7307, which cannot be construed as ‘wall’.]

A second item from the Report is suggestive of the dream’s closing half. It’s Tim Eldridge’s reference to Paul Revere’s preparation to alert an alliance and, hence, the urgency of spreading the news at top speed – his renowned Ride into American history

Thurs 8 Sept:                                                                                                              

Then came an intriguing connection to the 14 years break in revival activities in UK, and when re-starting work on the Temple in Jerusalem, as referred to in the Report and at the Gathering.

The Lord prompted me to dig into my library for a book, The Heart of The Temple.  Quickly, I spotted in the Foreword’s first page (by Jennifer Rees Larcombe):

“How did this passion for the Temple begin for you?”

“The seed was planted in my heart fourteen years ago”, she replied!!

‘PS: where else have we read about fourteen years? It was the period Apostle Paul spent in preparation before his missionary trips to the Gentiles (see Gal 1:11-2:2).’

God’s GPS#2: the Lion roars victory for 2016 is not over yet!

Grateful thanks to the unknown creator of this splendid illustration

First thing Thursday 8th December I just had to blog EU ‘Remoaners’ Thrashed and Trashed in Parliament and use a specific image, as right. It was about the previous evening’s astounding 5 to 1 voting victory in the House of Commons in support of Brexit and PM May’s plans for implementing Article 50.

Three interesting confirmations of that lion image were to follow:

1st – Whilst walking downstairs around the house my wife had a flash vision (eyes open) of a profile of a lion’s head, rather like the above image but without any flags.

2nd – Dave Hood contributed that evening a detailed comment ‘Let The Lion Roar’ upon his learning of that outcome: ‘As I thought of this, rejoicingly, I became quietened and it was then I heard, in that ..quiet .. I heard a single lions, single roar…….’ He submitted a separate email relating to what the Lord had shared with him on the Lion Lord some years ago.

3rd – Lana Vawser published on Saturday:

I HEARD HIM ROAR “LOOK IT IS THE ‘LAST MINUTE’ VINDICATION VICTORY…2016 IS NOT OVER YET!!!

Lion Roars - Credit GodTVToday I had a vision where I saw the Lion of Judah ROARING and as He roared, out of His mouth came the ROAR filled with the words

“IT IS THE VINDICATION VICTORY!!!!”

His ROAR SO LOUD and SO POWERFUL, mountains could have crumbled in a second. NOTHING stands against Him and NOTHING could stop Him.

As His ROAR continued I heard the words:

“Many of you My people, feel like you will leave 2016 DEFEATED, but I am ROARING over you “LOOK IT IS THE LAST MINUTE VINDICATION VICTORY!!!” STAND TALL My people, LIFT UP YOUR EYES, DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE, for as you STAND IN ME, you will see My VINDICATION VICTORY manifested in your lives. You will NOT leave 2016 DEFEATED. 2016 is NOT OVER YET!!!! Do not DOUBT the “ELEVENTH HOUR” shift to bring VICTORY and VINDICATION. For in the “ELEVENTH HOUR” of 2016, I will SUDDENLY THE CHAINS of 2016 and you will cross over into 2017 with HOPE RENEWED with HIGH HOPES and REFRESHED in your different displays of My MANIFESTED VINDICATION VICTORY in your life, to meet your “FINALLY MOMENTS” in 2017.”

“Lay down the “not understanding of 2016” and WORSHIP ME!!!! Lay down the disappointments, the hurts, the pain of 2016 at My feet and watch My “ELEVENTH HOUR VINDICATION VICTORY!!!!”

“The manifestation of Exodus 14:14 will be seen in the ELEVENTH HOUR of 2016 RAISING YOUR HOPES IN ME for 2017!!! MANY of you will SEE in the ELEVENTH HOUR of 2016 how I have been fighting for you and decreeing your VICTORY all through 2016 when you thought I had forgotten or you had been passed by. Surprises will MANIFEST as you PRESS IN and REST in Me in the ELEVENTH HOUR of 2016!!”

“The LORD is fighting for you! So be still!”” (Exodus 14:14)

An example of God’s GPS (Global Prophecy Signals) in action: GPS#1

In case you missed last Monday’s ‘news of God-incidents’, or signals on opposite sides of our planet received within 24 hours of each other and indicative of the Lord’s intentions, read on….

Digital Globe

Digital Globe by Cooldesign, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

A few hours after an American pastor close by the Gulf of Mexico spoke under prophetic unction as his congregation ardently interceded for President-elect Trump to be like Jehu overthrowing queen Jezebel, an Australian prophet not far from the Great Barrier Reef awoke and by the end of her afternoon had published details of a vision the Lord had recently given her in that connection!

And only hours later (our early afternoon), another seer living in ‘The Emerald Isle’ then reported similarly for all born-again believers!!  AND only hours later (early evening) my cyber-friend ‘Tucson Tony’ in the Sonora Desert in Arizona (morning there) reported about the dream he’d had on a similar theme that night!!!

I blogged about the first three ‘God-incidents’ in Bridge o’Pond Goes Global for President-elect Trump and ‘Snakes’! BUT without knowing Tony’s information as he was just about to publish it!!!!

(By “Bridge over the Pond” I mean an imaginary supra-natural bridge linking Britain with North America that’s used by Holy Spirit to deliver identical or similar teaching, messages or prophetic words on opposite sides of the North Atlantic ocean on the same, or next, day – certainly by ‘the third day’.)

So I thank the Lord I was in the middle of and picking up on what was happening and thus able to join the ‘prophetic dots’. As Tony says,

“Looks like God is alerting His watchman who in turn are alerting the Body of Christ.”

As hinted previously under the topics of ‘invisible jigsaw’ and ‘God-incidents’ it appears, therefore, that the good Lord is using His own GPS with His prophetically gifted sons and daughters.

Doubtless there’s many, many more so keeping watching out…

An example of heavenly time-management

RJBThat conjunction of ‘coincidences’ wherein the Lord urges us to align our time-management with His, made me review what’s in my mind’s ‘neural pipeline’. (See A prophetic word from God about time – and on time!)

Directly connected with it is the exciting fact that the spiritual operations behind true prophecy, and the latest scientific theories are converging.

So look out for a meeting of minds over revelation and the prophetic on the Christian net and maths, relativity, quantum mechanics and information theory on the scientific side…

I came off holiday wanting to blog right away about another fascinating ‘coincidence’.: my reading about the mathematical basis of the opening verses of Genesis and of the Gospel according to John – and what I met upon returning home on a scientific blog! This was to be followed by re-blogs of excellent articles on maths, quantum physics and time.

These will be from Rationalising The Universe, which has a growing readership and well-informed discussions. It was started by mathematician Joseph, who’s recently been joined by theoretical physicist Mekhi, whose special interests are relativity and time. Their blog also has the distinction of inclusion in WordPress’ selection of best blogs (Discover) and is succinctly described here. Learn more from their bios via the preceding links.

Those re-blogs, however, must first await re-publication of a couple of my past items on time, and re-posting remark mentioned at item 3 of post on ‘heavenly time-management’. (My comments in that point were upon Mekhi’s post, Does The Present Really Exist?)

By the way, I was honoured last month with this kind accolade from Glasgow Prophetic Centre: “We are so blessed by the amazing gift you have at ‘joining the prophetic dots’!”

Lastly, for another example of applying Father’s heavenly time-manager, see American Tim Shey’s contribution at the foot of A word from God about time – and on time!

A prophetic word from God about time – and on time!

Lion-Bites-logo-2012Upon returning home last Wednesday, as Nina rested after surgery, I caught up with email. That day’s from Glasgow Prophetic Centre was extraordinary! It’s not the first time they’re on target personally but the precision this time is breathtaking on several counts, as in my appended notes. First, the prophetic words.:

LION BITES: HEAVENLY TIME-MANAGEMENT

I hear the Spirit of the Lord say:

“I rule time and it is not to rule you!”

The Lord is breaking off a rulership that time – and lack of – have had over your life. And He is bringing a heavenly alignment into timekeeping, diaries, schedules, cycles and sleeping patterns.

No longer will your time be swallowed up by unfruitful activity, as God begins to align your life to heaven’s calendar! This will create time for you to begin to wholeheartedly pursue the call of God on your life – and with plenty of time to do so!

He says to you,

“Bring your time before me and let me show what I actually want you to do and what I don’t want you to do. Let Me tell you who I really want you to meet and who I really don’t want you to meet. Time will no longer be your enemy but instead it will now empower you to fulfil My purposes for your life on the earth.”

So, bring your calendars, your diaries, your phones and your schedules before God and let Him do some work with you today. Time is not to be your enemy but it is to be used by you and you will have the space to flourish.

Colossians 4:5  Behave wisely towards outsiders, making the best use of your time.

Now the topic of time has cropped up again it’s well to look at a literal rather than ‘dynamic’ translation of a couple of well-known verses. This will be important in the next few posts. The New King James Version and my study bible note reads:

Col 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time (‘kairos – opportune time, set time, appointed time, due time, definitive time, seasonable time, proper time for action. Kairos describes kind or quality of time, whereas chronos denotes extent or quantity of time’.)

Eph 5:16-17  See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what he will of the Lord is. (‘Redeeming the time is capitalizing upon every opportunity’ – but one teacher offers an insight based upon the meaning of ‘redeemed’ as ‘Ga’al, the ancient custom of buying back something lost through helplessness, poverty or violence’: eg. Isaiah 52:9 where the Lord redeems Jerusalem.)

Also, Lindell Cooley’s Saturday morning message at CHP’s Autumn Glory Day’s on how to be led by the Holy Spirit – plus abiding in the Lord – gave more scriptural background to this Lion Bite.

Notes:

Puzzle - Jannoon028I was stunned by not only the content but also the timing of this word on aligning our activities with the Lord’s calendar because that very day’s events confirm it IN ADVANCE, as follows.:

  1. Our usual daily routine had been changed to fit into the surgeon’s schedule plus the Lord’s help and comfort.
  2. Our church had scheduled a full day’s prayer cover in half-hour slots by various brethren.
  3. In view of my recent comments on time in a scientific blog I took the opportunity, whilst waiting for Nina’s return from surgery, to listen to Justin Abraham’s cutting-edge teaching On Engaging Time [2-part blog: Introduction & In 1st 15 Minutes].
  4. The heart of that deep instruction is succinctly summarised by this Lion Bite email.

An amazing God-incidence! I doubt it may have made such a deep impact had I checked email by phone whilst in the hospital’s cafe. So the Lord well-knew our day and lined it up with His dairy – praise Jesus that You are the Lord of Time.

[Puzzle by Jannoon028, courtsey of Freedigitalphotos.net]

Personal invitation to build the Kingdom – part 2

Thank you to Beverley Hall for kind permission to republish from Providential Joy dated Sunday 24th July 2016. It’s also got a ‘serendipity story’!:

BUILDING THE WALL – ALL HANDS ON DECK!

nehemiah-1As I meditated and worshiped – with the events (below) and building the wall story in mind – the word laid on my heart, added to when given at our fellowship gathering, is three-fold:

1. God’s hand is moving to remove hindrances to growth and moving forward in areas of resistance, doldrums and aridity. Seeds planted will be protected, with supernatural watering for growth. The foxes messing with both spiritual and physical plans, growth and fruitfulness will be removed.

2. It’s time to pick up all that God has given you to build – in one hand His Word and His Spirit in the other natural talents, passions, learning, skills, spiritual gifts etc. The cement that brings this together is the LOVE Christ Jesus gives to us freely. The opposition to building the church (no matter what that may look like I’m your area) is on the run – kingdom workers must take up their positions – arise knowing you are fully equipped and your back is protected while you work.

3. Set a watch and establish an alarm mechanism – mockers and attackers may come, but God is our strength and the work will continue and prosper. Even if your “wall” (something you are doing for God) looks fragile, insignificant or incomplete – what God has sanctioned and started will be completed.

Foxes in the garden

bh-fox-photoTwo fox cubs came tearing through my little garden last week – fleeing as if their lives depended on it. After seeing me they bounded with additional speed and leapt onto my back fence. One cub didn’t quite make it and hovered and crawled along the fence before jumping down and running off down the road.

The picture of the fox on the fence stuck in my mind and stirred in my spirit that this happening had meaning.

Motivated by this looked for biblical references. Nehemiah 4 says, “Now Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and he said, “Whatever they build, if even a fox goes up on it, he will break down their stone wall.” This verse however introduces how the builders overcame opposition and discouragement. The story tells how:

  • Workers on the wall were motivated to work hard and get the job done;
  • Gaps in the wall were being closed;
  • Strategy and plans were laid to defend both builders and wall;
  • The mockers and attackers were sent packing when they heard that the builders were prepared and ready for an attack;
  • An alarm or communication was established to warn of trouble and to call people together;
  • Work continued around the clock with builders having bricks and mortar in one hand and a weapon in the other.
Footnote:

Another ‘God-incidence’! After having blogged a Kingdom-related 5th anniversary, which became ‘filling’ (or ‘mortar’!) in a Come Build With Him ‘sandwich’ (part 1 of this post), I started catching up with last week’s email. One was about London’s Tower Bridge:

bhall-tower-bridge

Recipients read blogger Beverley’s covering remark, “I trust you find (it) encouraging and uplifting – especially if you’ve been in a season or time where “nothing” seems to be happening. Whether we can see or feel things in the natural or not – the river is flowing beneath your feet. My prayer is that you’ll start to smell and feel the water of life”. Amen!

In view of my recollections of central London I replied on Monday, “This is particularly interesting because I could see Tower Bridge from my desk looking toward Cannon St railway bridge from my office building by Southwark Bridge. [A nearby demolition site’s plaque recorded the site of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.] That was in early 80’s before the new Globe was built and sparked off a deepening interest in Elizabethan and Jacobean history as the area played a central role in London’s history. Also in that connection I’d been musing over the anniversary of a dream I had relating to where I’d worked and the coming Kingdom, as recounted in recent blogs”. (Fascinating to discuss that location and history with our guest at that evening’s meal too.)

That and the day’s blog prompted an astonished reply that she had been led “to writing a “building” word.  This seems to be a clarion call to the church across the UK.”  

I agree and have emphasised because all these recent messages are prophetic of very promising developments in our area – and have already been picked up by an assigned leader! 

Also, Glasgow Prophetic Centre informs me that, as a church, they’ve “been deep in Nehemiah and Ezra since January. Nehemiah is very much the book of the season!”

So let’s be ‘Builder Bob’ with the Lord…