Vision and Word on reviving Revival for Britain, and beyond!

Don’t you love it when the Lord points to similar incidents that ‘just so happen’ in our lives? It happened a week ago tonight and tomorrow, just like pieces of God’s invisible jigsaw:

First Jigsaw Piece:

This prophetic vision and word delivered by Robert Joy of Kingdom Cause Community appeared last Thursday morning on UK Prophetic Words (republished with permission):

WORD FOR GREAT BRITAIN AND BEYOND – THE WINDS OF REVIVAL

Recently, when praying, I had a clear vision for the nation of Great Britain and beyond. It was panoramic, a crystal clear vision. I’ve had lots of dreams and visions but there have been few that put so much attention on the need for an immediate response.

In the vision, I was standing as if in the sea looking towards the white cliffs of Dover from Europe. And I saw the Union Jack flag positioned at the top of the white cliffs of Dover. I noticed that the flag wasn’t blowing. It was just stationary, motionless. And as I looked in this vision, I saw this huge dense thick block of ice wrapped round the flag that was preventing the flag from blowing; the wind couldn’t get to it. And the Lord began to speak to me; He said, “Son, the majority of the church in this nation has become cold. It’s become lifeless; it’s become just religious.”

And the cry came in my heart, ‘Where is the wind; where is the wind?’ When I say wind, I’m talking about the Spirit of God. In Acts 2:2 it describes the Spirit of God as the wind: Suddenly they heard the sound of a violent blast of wind rushing into the house from out of the heavenly realm (TPT). It wasn’t just a little tinkling breeze. This was an outpouring of the Spirit of God with such ferocity, with such violence, that when it came, it shook the whole place. One hundred and twenty were baptised in the Spirit of God, with tongues of fire remaining on them, infusing them, empowering them. This wasn’t a natural wind. This was the Spirit of God. When you look at the Word wind in the Greek or Hebrew, it always points to the breath of God or the Spirit of God. It is the pneuma, the ruach, the breath of God.

And I just felt like there’s a wind coming, there’s a wind coming, but I tell you, the wind will only touch those who lay their lives down. A few days after the first vision, I was praying in my living room, just ministering to the Lord, and I had a picture of me, and my face was right by the floor, low, low down. And I saw like a wind coming; it went right through my face.

And I said, “Lord, what does that mean?” And He said, “Son, the wind that is coming will only touch the lowly. It will only touch those that are contrite and laid down and humble, that put down their own agenda, that lay down their own platforms and their own programmes and their own plans – lay their face to the ground in the spirit, and say: God, how dare I try and do anything without your presence?”

God resists the proud. And so God’s holding back from so many churches this incredible wind of his Spirit because hearts are cold. And all he wants you to do is just to lay yourself down, and he’ll release the Holy Spirit like we’ve never known before.

And last night God spoke to me, and he said,

“I’m about to revive Revival”.

And what the Lord showed me was this: the wind is about blow and it’s going to pick back up every single one of those ancient Revivals; all of them will be resurrected and restored. There is going to be a Revival like we have never seen before. It will be THE GREATEST AWAKENING, not just another great awakening. It will be like we have NEVER EVER KNOWN!

The Welsh Revival will be picked back up; the Hebrides Revival, Azusa Street Revival. Pensacola and Toronto and all those outpourings. They all brought with them something unique to the body of Christ. The Azusa Street Revival was all about the outpouring of the gift of tongues and the ministry gifts. And words of knowledge and all that stuff being released again. I’m telling you, we’re about to see a ‘word of knowledge’ revival like we have never seen before. The Lord is about to release everyday people to go into the marketplaces and to get words of knowledge and release people from their bondage, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Acts 2 says: ‘This is what I will do in the last days...’ Here is the gauge, the benchmark, the true litmus test of what God is doing in the church. God clearly says, “I will do this in the last days: I will pour out my Spirit on everybody and cause your sons and daughters to prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will experience dreams from God. The Holy Spirit will come upon all my servants, men and women alike, and they will prophesy.” (Acts 2:17-18 TPT)

God wants to blow in such a way that the streets of our land are filled with everyday revivalists, hungry to see God move in the marketplaces and stun the world as Jesus’ power is revealed.

And what the Lord said to me was this: that the wind that is coming is going to carry with it refreshing; it’s going to carry with it healing; it’s going to carry with it anointing; it’s going to carry with it forgiveness and mercy and grace. It’s going to carry with it fresh songs of the Lord and fresh prophetic words and raise up men and women of God, young and old.

But at the same time as it blows in carrying something in, it’s also going to carry something out. It’s going to carry out your hardships; it’s going to carry out your strivings; it’s going to carry out your failings; it’s going to carry out your insecurity; it’s going to carry out your judgements of one another.

It’s going to bring us to our knees. And the same wind that carries in the glory of God will carry out the worldliness and the Babylonian church thinking. And it’s going to be an incredible wind of the Spirit. And I believe it’s coming over from Europe; I believe it’s going to hit Great Britain; I believe it’s going to affect the whole continent of Europe. There is going to be an incredible reviving of all of those revivals. It’s going to fill stadiums around the world; it is going to fill fields and car parks.

My wife Lydia had a dream the other night; she said, “You were giving a word of knowledge in a pub and the guy came forward, responded to the word of knowledge. As you gave it to him, the dream turned; there was a huge queue going right out the pub – people waiting for you to prophesy over them.” Two days later, Anna Sofia, a friend of ours rings me up, she says, “Rob I had a dream: you were walking through the street and there was an army behind you. And you were teaching them and training them how to heal the sick. And there was a healing movement breaking out in the streets.”

And I’ve been prophesying for nearly a decade now that the next real revival will not come through a platform and a preacher, but through the corporate body being obedient to go into all the world. The moment you become professional, the wind will pass you by. The moment you continue to carry offense, the wind will pass you by. The moment you continue to be judgmental of others that make mistakes and fall, or don’t dress the way you like or speak the way you like, the wind of God is going to pass you by.

I’m telling you this, the only way you’re going to receive this wind and keep this wind is when you get on your knees, put your face on the floor, in the spirit I’m speaking about, lay yourself down. Jesus said this, “The Son of Man has not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

I’m telling you, if you want to see revival, serve your neighbour. Serve one another. Learn to build each other up and encourage each other. When we learn to honour each other, we’re going to see the wind blow, and the ice will unfreeze; it will fall off, and we will start to see Aslan on the move again in the nations of the world.

The cry of God’s heart is for the people of God today to cry out, “Where is the wind? Where is it? Where is the real manifestation of the Spirit of God?” Lord, you are not hiding from Great Britain; you are hovering. And you do not hover without a purpose. You are hovering and you are waiting for the spoken Word. And you have shown us God through Ezekiel, that we have to speak that Word: prophesy to the breath; prophesy to the wind. Speak to the dry valleys and the dry bones:

“Hear the Word of the living God.”

Robert Joy, 6th May 2018:

Rob is currently on a Winds of Revival tour. Watch and listen to him preach a powerful message based upon the vision and word on this video:

Second Jigsaw Piece:

Last Thursday was a full-blogging day before starting our long weekend and to ensure the above wouldn’t escape my attention, editor Suzanne Payne kindly sent me a copy direct. I acknowledged and over the weekend read a hard-copy, but was amazed that what Rob’s wife had told him about being in a pub had in fact happened with our own rector in the village pub at Liphook the Thursday night!!

He’d been given permission to have a small team visit it to pray for anyone who wanted to be prayed for. However, our visit clashed with weekly quiz night! Joining in with that event led to people starting to talk after it finished and rector reports, “One by one they began to open up – the real breakthrough came when I prayed for a bad arm – the pain went from 10 to 5 almost immediately & ended up praying for…- that was enough to get the conversation going!!”

Third Jigsaw Piece:

On pasting Rob’s text from UKPW I noticed the video, played an excerpt and found where he talks about the vision and how he heard from the Lord. He starts introducing it at 1:05:00 mark and then what I hear from 1:10:00 speaks to me of the Smith Wigglesworth 1947 & 1997(!) Visions of mighty Revival in Britain. Do read about them via that link!

Also note Rob’s Call to Intercession re-issued from last June.

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GPS #16: are you too receiving a shower from Daniel’s book?

Dear reader – please let me know if you too have been showered by ‘jigsaw pieces’ of prophetic material within the Book of Daniel, especially regarding End-times. It’s like the Lord’s wanting us to help Him complete an invisible jigsaw by picking out pieces and dropping them into our minds – as though pushing a pile of pieces to our corner of the table.

Or to put it another way: it’s like a heavenly cloud’s been sitting for weeks over the three counties-overlap of East Hampshire – West Sussex – Surrey, to release flurries of flakes and then in fly a few pieces from overseas!  It’s a melting pot of metaphors where ‘God-incidents‘, ‘Invisible Jigsaw‘, ‘Bridge O’er the Pond‘ all indicate God’s ‘Global Prophecy Signals‘ are definitely operational.

For the record, here’s twelve pieces I’ve noticed:

  1. 10 April – learn previous week’s message at service for healing was on Daniel
  2. 17 April – Daniel again features at Acorn (unusually, 3 readings over April)
  3. 19 April – Cycles and Israel’s 70th Anniversary prompts rethink of Daniel’s 70
  4. 23 April – review previous on Daniel for summary on unsealing and new post
  5. 23 April – Nelson Walters blogs on his new book on Daniel: ‘70 Times 7′
  6. 26 April – intending posting on Daniel but publish Genesis & John geometry
  7. 26 April – need to split Daniel draft into two parts (published 6th & 11th May)
  8. 26 April – Veronika West vision of heaven and earth’s time synchronising
  9. 28 April – Receive invitation to Highlights from Daniel teaching weekend
  10. 3 May – Nina tells me of Anne Graham Lotz’s new book: ‘The Daniel Key’
  11. 6 May – Flag up Daniel in Signs from God? (Iranian earthquake on Israel’s 70th)
  12. 10 May – Finish synopsis on unsealing Daniel as next post > more to come!

Let me know in Comments below if you’ve been getting pieces too. Alternatively, you can email me (richardswatch@talktalk.net) or comment on Richard’s Watch Facebook.

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GPS #13: Bible ‘Blueprint’ of four US leaders; Elisha anointing on Billy Graham’s passing; Alfred the Great (again!)

Let me run seemingly different yet closely timed events past you for consideration. They feature two pairs of ‘signals’ – one from USA (North Carolina & Alabama) and one from the UK (Bath & Liphook) – about three of the Lord’s ‘invisible jigsaw’ pieces.

My ears pricked up with surprise during the first when it connected with the prophetic dream in which Lana Vawser decreed a double-portion of the Elisha anointing being released upon Billy Graham’s going ‘home’ to be with the Lord.

Also, this first event or ‘piece’, repeated the well-known repentance scripture quoted in GPS#11 part 1: influx of calls to intercede for Britain.

It also made me wonder if recent reiteration of the significance of King Alfred the Great laying the Biblical foundations for a Christian nation of Great Britain has any bearing in this new data-set.

Here’s what happened:

1. A BIBLE BLUEPRINT

On Sunday afternoon we went online for Church of His Presence morning service (in Alabama) to see guest preacher Messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn. He delivered a rapid and impassioned presentation of a new paradigm for understanding End-time events. This develops upon his profound insights logged in The Harbinger (published within weeks of my starting this blog).

Let’s go to the start of his fifty minutes message in this video (from 1hr12min):

Jonathan explains this new paradigm is a ‘Bible Blueprint’, by which not only the nature of major events but also their timings throughout the Clinton-Obama era closely align with those recorded in the OT’s Books of the Kings. The common denominator is Israel and America’s rejection of God by their ancient kings, especially Ahab, Jehoram and queen Jezebel, and by modern presidential persons!

ALL a very thought-provoking thesis that brings fresh understanding, especially of the deep similarities between king Jehu and Donald Trump and of their actions against both ancient and modern protagonists. It is well-worth watching.

One of the most severe similarities between then and now – unknown in modern times – is witches’ mass gatherings to curse America’s President!!  So he must be doing the right thing by God!

According to Jonathan’s thesis, the ‘paradigm’ (God’s sovereign will) and ‘harbinger’ (of judgement) timelines are merging and we’re being given a window in which to reform. So most importantly for us, what does this Bible Blueprint, or ‘paradigm’, say about our future – it brings both a warning and a key!  Jonathan stresses (from 1:43:30 – emphasis added),

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn“A window to repent – a window to speak the Word of God – a window for Revival – is exactly where we are now. Jehu, or Donald Trump, is not the answer, but he was used to open a window. There’s been a political change but there’s not yet been a cultural change and a spiritual change. No answer can be found in Washington or in Hollywood, but only in Revival, only in Revival…

“The Word of God tells us, ‘If My people who are called by My Name, will humble THEMselves, turn from their wicked ways…’ (2Chron 7:14-15 – per GPS#11 Part 1)

“The keys are there – ‘MY people’ – ‘IF’ – so we must pray like never before…and it’s time to start living in Revival because it will then begin…

(From 1:47:00) “There’s a paradigm inside the paradigm, a paradigm for the people of God – where we’re given the keys in how to prevail and overcome – the paradigm, ‘For such a time as this’ so you need to know the times so you can fulfill your Calling in these times...

“I can say this much: in the days when Biblical values and righteousness rule over a culture, the people of God have a ruling paradigm in the King David paradigm – but in the days when Biblical values and righteousness NO LONGER rule the culture – in the days when anti-Biblical values rule the culture, the days of an Ahab, a Jezebel, the people of God have a different paradigm – they have the Elisha paradigm: those days are NOW!

“Those days are now and this is our paradigm: Elisha was not the status quo, he was a radical, he was revolutionary – and that’s what we’re to become: not status quo but to become radical, to become revolutionary – these are the days when we must become a revolutionary people living with a revolutionary power, a revolutionary outlook, a revolutionary life!”

“Some of you may be afraid of the End-times – don’t be, because that’s where God put you!…”

2. THE ELISHA ANOINTING & BILLY GRAHAM’S PASSING

Jonathan’s is a most stirring message. His conclusion reminds me of what Australian Lana brought about the Lord’s action plan of pouring out a double-portion of the Elisha anointing after bringing Billy Graham to his heavenly home.

THEN this question came ‘out of the blue’ – a ‘jigsaw piece’?  As that relates to the USA, then could the groundwork laid by Alfred the Great be a ‘blueprint’ for Britain?  What a peculiar, but perhaps not preposterous, idea!

So it would seem both ‘pieces’ fit together : one, Jonathan’s message; the other of Billy Graham’s passing, and whose remarkable funeral we’d watched by live broadcast on Friday and noted that POTUS Trump and VP Pence with wives seated on the front row – plus Trump’s keen attentiveness to Billy’s adult offspring’s testimonies, especially Franklin’s address – which closed with an altar call.  It’s noteworthy that storm winds in the D.C. area almost prevented flights from the capital, whereas it was sunny and mild for the funeral in Charlotte, North Carolina!

Nina and I chatted about it with friends over coffee at church on Sunday. The husband reads this blog and remarked about the prophecies relating to Billy’s passing. We said we’d seen the funeral, that ‘Trump & Veep’ were attentive attendees and that Franklin invited those who don’t know Jesus to come to him – and upon so saying, two of us got hit by Holy Spirit: Nina got the usual ‘buzz’, needing her to hold a table to stop her falling; our friend, his usual ‘fuzz’ over head (like shivers or goose-bumps) in recognition that something’s most definitely of the Lord.

I chuckled because he’d already asked about the backgrounds of those whose material I quote, and on testing their prophecies. So we laughed and agreed what he was getting was a true test for those we’d just been talking about 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

3. KING ALFRED THE GREAT

Now, I take you from Sunday morning in Liphook to late afternoon at home (but 10am in Alabama):

As if in anticipation of my thoughts whilst watching Jonathan Cahn about King Alfred, a third ‘piece’ arrived by email during the service and awaited slotting into place within the ‘invisible jigsaw puzzle’.

Unable to enter a comment on the blog, Isabel writes from Bath city,

‘I was very interested to read the articles on Alfred the Great.  It reminded me to check my dream journal. I found an entry for 5th March last year, almost a year to date, concerning Donald Trump and Alfred the Great. Unfortunately I was unable to recall the detail of the dream, except that I heard a voice in the dream calling out “Alfred’s Law” over and over again. I knew nothing about Alfred the Great until I researched his heavenly visions to save Britain and his book of Law or the ‘judgement book’. Thank you for publishing these posts.’

Isabel’ s remark conjoining Trump and our Saxon king, and on the latter’s visions and book, mirrors Jonathan’s references and my musings. So a great big thank you goes to the Lord and to Isabel for confirming them – whatever next?

One further, fascinating ‘God-incidental’ point about Alfred – my photo is of the statue erected outside Winchester City council offices in Hampshire, the capital of Wessex and Saxon England – the recent prophetic word from across ‘the Pond’ relating to kingdom rulership (Moving From The Sword to The Sceptre) comes from Wanda Alger living in Winchester, Virginia, – out of all places in the United States!

Bring it on Lord…!!

Footnote: this post may not be a totally new, distinct instance of God’s Global Prophecy Signalling system as it relates on a couple of points to the much broader #12, but I’ve numbered it ‘#13′.  As both posts aren’t wholly independent let’s use bakers’ numbering and call them a ‘Barker’s Dozen’! 
LOL! – let’s be even more unusual, for now I grasp what an old personal prophetic picture may mean: a brother at the first class I attended under Revd Dr Sharon Stone gave me a peculiar picture of a conveyor belt with dozens of loaves on it – I was clueless about its meaning and don’t recall his comments.  Years later a friend gave us her home-baking machine. I tried it and have baked bread ever since and so presumed that’s what the prophecy’s about. But in using that baking term I now perceive it may mean the foreseen loaves I’m making and baking are the many blogs I post and which can feed others… So I trust you’re now well-fed 🙂

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GPS#11 part 7: ‘Global Prophecy Signalling’ System confirmed

We arrive at the end of a series of ‘spiritual GPS’ alerts I noticed over end-January and early into February, starting with an influx of calls for intercession and related prophetic words and visions, including references to Brexit, national shaking, the office of prophet being given ‘teeth’ and promises of God’s people being powerfully visited by Holy Spirit.

I’m sure most readers are aware of feeling presumptuous when venturing into what may be of, or from, the Lord. It’s always a welcome relief and encouragement when we get clear confirmation of our thoughts and actions, either direct from Him or through His Holy Spirit’s directing brothers of sisters.

And so it’s marvellous to get confirmation of the hypothetical concept and methodology I’d noted a few years ago, and then empirically observed their repeated manifestations!

[For newer readers: on occasions a cluster of related prophetic words arrive almost simultaneously, or about the same date, from the UK and other countries. It’s like a shower of jigsaw pieces from the Lord that fit together to produce a ‘picture’: or, as though He uses a spiritual GPS as a Global Prophecy Signalling system. David Stark at the Glasgow Prophetic Centre has described my gifting in this area as “joining up prophetic dots”.]

This time however, one of my participants (or ‘system components’) brings an amazing  account of their role in a similar scenario – and it connects into my personal history!

Before telling about that surprise, however, let’s remind ourselves of the current ‘signals’ comprising GPS#11 in the sequence of my awareness and actions (ie. not by Part No):

  1. ‘Anne D’ asks about 2Chron 7:14 and my knowledge of any calls to intercede for the nation and shares her thoughts and prayers (31 Jan with follow-up twice)
  2. ‘Peter A’ emails copy of David Hathaway’s ‘Call for Day of Prayer’ for Brexit, Unity and Biblical Reformation in the Church (30 Jan)
  3. Mentoring day: teaching on word re prophecy getting ‘teeth’, on one’s calling and
  4. ‘Suzanne F’ tells me about Passion for the Nation (3 Feb) – watch for follow-up!
  5. ‘Victoria’ in New Zealand seeks permission to publish Arthur Burt prophecy in connection with 40-day prayer-fast for Awakening in NZ and S Pacific (5 Feb)
  6. ‘Tony P’ in Arizona dreams about Brexit and need to pray (10 Feb: per Hathaway)
  7. ‘Leisa E’ sends audio-clip prophesying ‘Great Plans’ for UK on 29 Jan (12 Feb)
  8. ‘Suzanne P’ responding to Part 1 refers to prophecy of God’s power falling onto UK (1 Feb); I note relevance to recent dream and vision c 25 yrs ago (13 Feb).

Bringing prophetic pieces together

Responding quickly to my request for a transcription of Leisa, Carolyn Stewart tells an amazing story that acts as confirmation of my GPS hypothesis. So thank you Carolyn for kindly permitting me to share your email on this blog (emphases mine):

‘…By the way, a smallish group from Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival met in… Bletchley on 20 January…where Malcolm and Alyson Sim delivered some teaching on the prophetic and much worship, prayer and intercession for the nation took place.
It’s interesting as I received a word from the Lord about 18 months ago, after being woken in the night with the words, “I am making you a gatekeeper/doorkeeper.  I am raising gatekeepers and doorkeepers to stand in the gap on the city walls and pray.  I will restore what is broken and neglected.”  I knew nothing of the prophetic ‘scene’ in the UK, or Brexit, prophecies on Trump etc, and had been in a long wilderness season.  This was the first time I’ve received such a word.
I prayed and asked the Lord what He wanted me to do here.  (I live on the site of Bletchley Park decoding centre) He said, “I want there to be a spiritual listening station, like Bletchley Park was in WWII, to pray and intercede for the nation” – which took me back somewhat!   I mentioned it to our vicar…and he took from the word that they needed to be a listening church.  Nevertheless, having been led into several prophetic groups on Facebook, discovering Emma Stark on YouTube and the connecting of several prophetic intercessors in Milton Keynes, and my spiritual ears being switched back on again, I found myself in Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival, a small group of whom, decided to meet up, and by ‘chance” alighted on Bletchley to meet…
The ‘Spiritual Listening Station’ has actually come to pass.  Interestingly, a small group of intercessors…also set up prayer group call The Listening Station, and another Church…not knowing of what we were doing, independently set up a Facebook page for their church called the Listening Page.
When The Listening Station group I’m in first went live on Facebook, Bletchley Park actually received its first transmission of a code since 1945.  A competition took place between Bletchley Park and another listening station in Germany to see which could decode the message first.  The BBC were there to report it (my husband who is a photographer took some pictures independently of the decoders at work inside) and BP won!

This news took me aback too!

Those who’ve read my Bio Info may recall my previous interest in codes used in 16th & 17th century England (Elizabethan-Jacobean period). Another Barker had worked for Elizabeth’s spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham and his associate Anthony Bacon, the brother of the philosopher, Attorney General and Lord Chancellor, Sir Francis Bacon, who also had oversight of the literary renaissance. The brothers were practitioners in the arcane art of  cryptography:  Francis is well-known for devising the Bacon Cipher – but very few know of his co-editing with the Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg the Great Cipher Book, Cryptomenitices et Cryptographiae.

Its illustrations showing how to encipher messages within ordinary printed text are most interesting. I recall one similar to our contemporary word-search puzzles!  It displayed a printed page overlaid with a large zig-zag pattern like XXXXX. Letters within the pattern spelled out a hidden message!

Therefore, it’s especially intriguing that Britain’s famous codebreaking centre Bletchley Park has cropped up to confirm my conjectural concept of God’s GPS (Global Prophecy Signalling) system.

[Digital Globe by Cooldesign, Flying puzzles by Nokhoog Buchachon and Teamwork by Franky; by courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

Today’s significant gathering to pray for turnaround in America

My thanks go to Dave Chapman for informing me of today’s prayer gathering in Washington DC convened by Dutch Sheets Ministries at Trump Hotel. It’s timing is exceptionally significant!

Four years ago in A July 4th Aspect of Praying for the USA  I wrote about Dutch’s goal of pressing through for a Third Great Awakening in America, as based upon an ‘Appeal To Heaven‘ made by revolutionary colonists in 1775.

The Turnaround: An Appeal To Heaven National Gathering (click for details)

Today through to Saturday an Appeal To Heaven gathering with Dutch, Chuck Pierce, Cindy Jacobs, Lou Engle and other leaders will pray and prophetically shift America into spiritually turning around.

They trust it could prove to be one of the most historic prayer gatherings in America’s history because the atmosphere over Washington DC will be filled with intercession and biblical decrees, shifting the nation into the breakthrough Father desires to give. Also, it will re-launch the next phase of the worldwide prayer movement!

TIMING

It cannot be ‘coincidental’ that this gathering is the day following Billy Graham’s going ‘home’ and taking up his place in the heavenly courts, as indicated in the visions and words shared in the previous two posts, with their hoped-for outpourings!

Nor can it be ‘coincidental’ that this gathering is the day after President Trump and VP Pence personally met in the White House and listened to some survivors, bereaved  parents and officials who’d been affected not only by the latest outbreak of ‘ASS’ (America’s Satanic Sickness) in Florida but also spoke of its daily threat across DC!

We don’t watch end-of-day news broadcasts but mid-evening I decided to check the banner-loop of headlines running along the foot of BBC News screens. Such a surprise to see live-feed of that emotionally constrained meeting!  Brits wonder why our cousins over the ‘pond’ accept this satanic situation: change your moronic mindsets and shut down the demonic video and gun businesses!  Enough IS enough, so don’t just pray – act!

TIME FOR ALL AMERICAN PASTORS/PRIESTS to take a lead and repent not only on behalf of the nation, but also personally, for the desire to own, collect and use any firearm – and to renounce the right to bear arms and make a public display of destroying all firearms in their possession. TIME TO KICK ‘ASS’!

Rant over and now back to the UK: convening a prayer meeting throughout today, Dave Chapman writes,

‘Bearing in mind where our Nation is at presently, with difficult negotiations with the EU on going, and the dreadful state of the heart and lifestyles of this Nation, we equally are at a crossroads. I’ve copied a couple of links – especially the interview of Dutch Sheets with Steve Shultz, which follows Lance Wallnau’s intro, to catch the heart of this Call, though the others are informative too. ‘  [RB note: links as herein and intro immediately preceding this clip is accessible by clicking on earlier section of timeline.]

Fulfilled Prophecy #26 – Exposed: ‘coup’ threats against Brexit and against Trump

UTTERLY fantastic ‘coincidence’ with what I’ve prepared for publishing today, as though more pieces of God’s ‘Invisible Jigsaw’!  One warning of a possible coup d’etat, another of international meddling, both exposing corrupt and apparently centrally directed, anti-democratic chicanery on opposite sides of ‘The Pond’.

Daily Telegraph’s investigative journalists are to be warmly congratulated (click to read)

The strap-line and opening paragraph of this exclusive investigation read:

‘Billionaire financier Soros hosts campaign dinner to undermine May and keep Britain in the EU – George Soros, the billionaire known as the man who “broke the Bank of England”, is backing a campaign to overturn Brexit, the Telegraph can disclose.

‘The investor is one of three senior figures linked to the Remain-supporting campaign group Best for Britain who plan to launch a nationwide advertising campaign this month, which they hope will lead to a second referendum to keep Britain in the EU. The campaign is trying to recruit major Tory donors in an attempt to undermine Theresa May.

‘It also plans to target MPs and convince them to vote against the final Brexit deal to trigger another referendum or general election, according to a strategy document leaked from a meeting of the group….’ [NB: ‘premium’ content, but one item/week may be accessed free-of-charge.]

This isn’t entirely new because in Why Leave the EU? Jonathan Ely posted rumours of Soros’ interference in our democratic decision to leave the ‘Tower of Babel/Brussels’. Also, December’s issue of Christian Voice published an in-depth report on Soros’ pan-EU anti-Brexit web by Stephen Green (see Farage Exposes Soros Plotters). AND his dealings were exposed in June 2016 ( Is Brexit an ‘Act of God’? Yes, but it challenges Churches!).

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF ‘THE POND’

A fortnight ago today I blogged about corruption worse than the Watergate scandal surfacing, as another example of fulfillment of my prophetical musing about the exposure of rotten politics and corruption in the UK, USA – and EU? (Months later examples erupted here and here, then a year later here; others brought prophecies on it, as blogged here and here in November 2016 and here a year later.)

Thank you Jennie C and Lynne H for informing me of news emerging the day before my blog of Franklin Graham’s warning about the ‘Deep State Threat’ – even a ‘coup d’etat’ – against President Trump.

In recent months the so-called “deep state” has been all over the news in America. A WND report of January says, “Loosely defined, it’s the career bureaucrats who wield considerable influence on the policy and practice of the federal government. While the heads of agencies are political appointees changing with each president, “deep state” members, with their own political ideologies and agendas, remain.”

Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting Franklin at a dinner held on behalf of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and his famous international charity, Samaritan’s Purse.

Also, I recall Franklin having fallen foul of Obama’s policies in his first presidential term and I mentioned a couple of instances in an email of 2010 to friends: the Pentagon had withdrawn their invitation to attend a prayer breakfast and Muslim activists wanted him banned from attending America’s National Prayer Day!!! 

Yet he was one of several pastors who were invited to pray for Donald Trump at his Inauguration!

Fox News’ Franklin Graham Warns of Deep State Coup Against President Trump, is summarised as follows (courtesy Koenig’s Eye-View From The White House of 26 January, Bill’s emphases retained):

‘One of the nation’s most prominent Christian leaders said he fears President Trump is facing a grave domestic threat by forces who want to take over the White House.

“I believe we are in a coup d’etat,” Franklin Graham said Wednesday (24th) on the Todd Starnes Radio Show. “There are people in this country who are wanting to destroy the president and take over the government by force.

‘Graham revealed his concerns as congressional Republicans ramp up accusations that deep state actors within the FBI and the Justice Department may have been plotting against the president.

‘The evangelical leader did not name names, but he suggested the mainstream media was complicit in the silent coup. Click here to listen to the shocking interview.

“They are not going to use bullets. They are using the media – to plant thoughts in people’s minds that he’s incompetent, that he’s dangerous, that you can’t trust him with nuclear weapons, that he is mentally unstable,” Graham said.

‘Graham and other Christian leaders have been targeted in recent days by the mainstream media for their unwavering support of the president. Many have been accused of hypocrisy for backing a man who is accused of cheating on his wife and using profanity.

That was a fortnight ago. For an update, with interpretation for we Brits, on the situation let’s check out the lady journalist ‘going wherever the evidence leads’, Melanie Phillips. In last Sunday’s article on the now-famous Nunes Memo her analysis leads her to note and conclude:

‘Bottom line seems to me to be that the FBI and DoJ misled the FISA court by failing to provide it with information that seriously called into question the reliability of the evidence put to it to support the request for a surveillance warrant to spy on the Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page. That would seem to be, to put it mildly, a serious abuse of legal process which totally undermined the protection afforded to the public against abuse of the FISA surveillance powers designed to guard against terrorist offences

‘We don’t know anything like the full picture on all this and so must be cautious. It may be that further information will emerge which will radically change the story that’s now unfolding. But as things stand, it looks very much as if, under the Obama administration, certain senior figures in the FBI and DoJ corrupted the administration of law enforcement and subverted the US constitution.

‘This is deeply shocking, and Congress must now continue to place more information in the public domain so that we can all finally assess just what took place here and just how deep this most fetid swamp has become.’

It must NOT escape our attention that Soros and Obama are in cahoots as more-or-less leaders of the Organization for Action (OfA) – AND the Telegraph’s journalists point out its violent nature as witnessed in the US and warns of a distinct possibility of similar deliberately organised manifestations happening in Britain!

On the Soros meeting in London, those investigators tell of a leaked strategy document for a campaign to undermine Brexit that reveals,

‘…a series of Momentum-style mass rallies and concerts are planned and the campaign will have a “heavy youth focus”…and reveals a plan to  “pressure” MPs in 100 Leave-supporting constituencies and sets out how organisers have a range of guerrilla marketing tactics” to build momentum.

‘(Soros’) involvement comes more than 25 years after he made over £1 billion betting against the pound shortly before the UK withdrew from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism. More recently he has been accused of organising rallies against Donald Trump in the US and interfering in the democracies of several European nations.’ (Emphasis mine)

A year ago the New York Post, as part of the MSM not noted as a Trump supporter, reported on How Obama’s Scheming to Sabotage the Trump Presidency via the OfA.

As there’s no smoke without fire, maybe the Christian journalists who were deeply wary of the person and policies of the past American president, claiming he and Soros may be furthering the Antichrist’s agenda and strategies, could have discerned ‘the devil in the detail’?

UPDATES (20 Feb):

[Puzzle in Sky by Idea Go, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

Prophetic ‘castle’ words and pictures now coming into play

Several readers have commented or emailed me on the timeliness of the word from Liz Evans in her Call to pray for our nation and establish God’s rule.

It is undated and thereby avoids attribution of dating or thinking its ‘dated’, or it’s gone stale. After all, the Lord looks over His word to ensure it achieves its purpose and thus doesn’t return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11). This word brought by Liz was received several years ago, but we’ll connect the ‘prophetic dots’ or ‘jigsaw pieces’ and examine them as being evidence from the Lord as to that word being timely for 2018.

Bringing prophetic pieces together

Many regulars will be familiar with my use of godly coincidences as a tool in receiving, checking and testing prophetic words and visions. The scriptural warrant for doing so is quite clear but new readers wishing to investigate further are directed to ‘The Protocol of Prophecies’ in An Introduction to Prophecy.

‘BRIDGE o’er POND’ – ALABAMA

At about five past five last Sunday afternoon I found myself nodding in agreement with pastor John Kilpatrick at Church of His Presence saying the Lord has been giving him prophetic words for each new year…but it was the actual date that made me nod:

“It started in 2009 when the Lord first gave me a prophetic word. We waited on the Lord for the New Year and when He left I just got a download…” (listen from 1:03:00 here)

I was pleased to get a confirmation from a pastor that had been the start of a prophetic process for him too. Yet for me it had been a ‘need’ to write on the prophetic. Moreover, I’d been unconscious to a specific thread that had been sewn throughout the years until recently, when another sudden shower of serendipity surrounded me with ‘jigsaw pieces’ – just like snowflakes lying around my feet!

This time, it gave me grounds to get out my old files from 2009-10.  And this wasn’t the first time buttons had been pressed to open up and relive my visual memory.

The first such ‘re-opening’ had come after debating an issue at Prophecy Today in mid-December. A confirmatory word brought by Brett Dewey had plugged so powerfully into one of mine in 2011 when I’d had a very vivid dream relating to Bill Johnson’s prophecy on that 3rd September being a turning point for the Kingdom of God in the UK. Brett’s dream in December 2017 showed that what ‘our’ dreams cover is now at the next stage of active unveiling – God-incidents Validate Three Prophetic Visions refers.

[Moreover, Brett’s earlier vision of a beach and wall has strong similarities to details in a personal prophecy given to me by Bath’s team in 2005 when we met Liz.]

‘BRIDGE o’er POND’ – ARIZONA

The second ‘re-opening’ of my visual memory came last week from Tony Puccio after I’d joked in his second England Ablaze about his ‘spiritual observatory’ in Tucson, Arizona. On Wednesday 3rd he kindly sent me a file with covering note simply saying,  ‘Thought this might interest you’ – Wot! – a HUGE understatement!

Kitt Peak National Observatory outside Tucson (RB 4.2008)

In view of a couple of dreams he’d had about an inevitable change of monarch, I’d already put him in touch with a group of intercessors, who’d kindly supplied some historical prophecies on the royal family. It included a transcript of Liz Evan’s Word for UK.

I replied to Tony: ‘Re your…attachment that MIGHT interest me Tony!! It MOST certainly does, as explained below – I’m extremely grateful you’ve kept me in the loop on this…as its re-connecting me and taking me ‘full circle’…

‘…we often went to Bath City Church as it’s very special to us since 2002 (we married 6 months later) and it’s where we connected into the prophetic and met Revd Dr Sharon Stone and Liz Evans very soon afterwards.  Liz’s website is endorsed by a close friend of ours.’

I copied Liz into that reply and, after greeting her, wrote, ‘Tony’s attachment of the ‘Call’ you brought and its reference to castles immediately opened up my visual memory to the time several years ago I told you of the angels on battlements I saw close by Bath City Church.  Think I may also have emailed you on what I’d sensed of Windsor Castle being a connection between heaven and earth and then sharing that with Sharon six years ago next month!  (I didn’t know she’d soon move there)

‘Only last weekend did we watch episode 5 of The Crown (on Netflix) and noted its very close attention to detail of the ‘secret ceremony’ of Her Majesty being anointed during her Coronation, and to which your article refers. (My Her Majesty’s 90th birthday also refers.)’

BATTLEMENTS o’er BATH

I find in my personal prophecies papers that I’d emailed Liz on 18 March 2010, after our attending BCC’s Partner’s Day and wanting to discuss that weekend: ‘Yesterday was most encouraging and exciting, especially in what you said about castles and Magna Carta for I believe it may be relevant to some things that popped up over the last year… it develops upon the vision that Sharon weighed at her school [in Bath] a few years ago.’

There wasn’t time at the next weekend school to discuss, so I followed up with the details of what I’d seen in 2009, as may be read in this scanned email:

Liz replied, “Fantastic, definitely worth weighing” but I don’t recall seeing a paper version of what she’d shared. However, someone had transcribed it from her ‘Prophecy in the UK’ session at 2010 Release Conference in Bristol with Bill Johnson (him again!) and Mark Stibbe. A copy of that came from Tony, but Liz kindly sent me her version for publication (see previous post).

INVISIBLE JIGSAW PIECES

After last Thursday’s frenetic to-and-fro of the above messages the following ‘God-incidental’ input soon burst upon the scene:

  1. I realised 7 years have elapsed since this Call was made at Release 2010.
  2. That evening’s meeting with our curate of Bramshott & Liphook Church discussed her pre-Alpha spirituality course. She will be teaching on ‘interior castles’ (per Carmelite St Teresa of Avilla)!!
  3. Thus, I told her of my day’s activity and past connection with ‘castles’ and she reminded me of her Bath connections: especially Paul Skelton’s H.O.T.S. and ministry in India. (Soon after launching this blog I helped Paul by publicising the issues HOTS Bath had with Advertising Standards Agency in 2012)
  4. Our vicar Valentine Inglis-Jones was previously curator at Holy Trinity, Coombe Down Bath, and will be with out there with Paul later this month!

So Sunday’s passing remark by pastor John in Daphne, Alabama, makes yet one more confirmatory ‘God-incidence’. On top of all that is what I’d sensed about Windsor Castle in 2011 and shared with Sharon in February 2012.

HEAVEN TOUCHING EARTH

In that month, at a conference in Torquay, I mentioned to Sharon that Nina and I had visited Windsor the previous year and I’d sensed a spiritual atmosphere there. As we spoke, an image of its Castle’s famous round tower came into mind. This was followed by the idea its crenellated battlements look like the teeth of a giant cogwheel, and this could fit into some sort of invisible socket where earth could get plugged into heaven!

It’s a little hard to explain but then the thought dropped into mind that such engagement would enable the heavenly kingdom to ‘wind up’ our earthly kingdom – or ‘queen-dom’ – for the Lord’s purposes (eg. revival) – rather like putting a key into and winding up a clockwork toy. [Paws 4 Thought – a Special Town in the Thames Valley refers.]

There’s other observations I could make but for now let’s note Liz’s emphasis is reiterated by Suzanne Payne editor of UK Prophetic Words (emphasis added),

“Richard…it is a key time for this word!

Now, it is particularly significant that 8 years have passed since Liz published the full word and call to Christians to defend our Nation and establish God’s rule. In biblical symbolism 8 represents a new beginning, a new order or creation. In the account of creation God created the earth and heavens in 6 days and rested from that labour on the 7th. So the whole creation as a universal, harmonious corporate entity had its first ‘working day’ on the 8th day! (See next post for unexpected confirmation on ‘8’!)

Also, I’d had the distinct impression of 2018 being a year of going up a level, like in spiraling up after having gone around full circle ie as in a 7-year cycle. Personally, I wanted to move into the more restful 7th year of this blog’s cycle (as in my New Year thanks) yet have a strong sense of moving into a new level – and most astonished to get an award!

A most intriguing closing thought: I’d considered re-publishing my first New Year’s blog  Points to Ponder 2011-12 on its 6th anniversary. I didn’t do so yet its subject of Biblical cycles is repeated a couple of paragraphs back – and I sure didn’t plan it that way!

Many thanks to all those who have kindly shared Liz’s call to pray for Britain.

Credits: Teamwork by Franky242 and Flying puzzles by Nokhoog Buchachon, appear by courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net – Windsor Castle: copyright Freephotos.org.uk

‘God-incidents’ validate three prophetic visions

Today’s Keep Praying & Bless focus upon Edinburgh brings a decree and blessing so appropriate to the points I wish to convey on three visions I’ve posted this week:

‘We declare that our God is a powerful God who is pouring out His Spirit on all flesh in the last days according to His Word – We bless these islands with a fresh outpouring and awakening of God, for the Holy Spirit of Truth to come and revive the church, bringing repentance and transformation in our land. – Come Holy Spirit and move over our Nation with conviction and power.’

My favorite truth from Jesus is His explanation in John 3 to His secret disciple Nicodemus of how He and we follow Holy Spirit’s leading: “The wind blows wherever it pleases…So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” 

He blew strongly last Monday morning!

Once again showered with several pieces of an Invisible Jigsaw, my eyes opened to see so many of these ‘God-incidents’ – it’s been some time since I was so blessed.

Blogging ideas got blown away! After the long weekend I intended continuing on the USA-Jerusalem theme under title, ‘World’s woes caused by its leaders’ opening with Genesis 12:1 (blessing/cursing of Israel).

After noting William Koenig’s weekend update ‘Jerusalem Countdown’, as well as Gavin Ashenden’s demand that Archbishop Welby must apologise or resign because of his latest appalling nonsense, I was set to steam away – and planning to comment once again but more fully on a series of dubious articles run in Prophecy Today UK.

So after Monday’s usual domestic tasks, I was primed and pumped along those lines.

But it all got blown out of the window – and I’d spotted a hole caused by hailstone in the conservatory’s glazed roof that needed urgent attention!  Yet first to catch up and deal with email on return to my pc – but then I saw the first jigsaw piece and another, and in between fixing the hole in the roof, I got another as I perceived the ‘God-incidents’ of divinely directed data!!  I offer them for your consideration and weighing in sequence of my ‘perceptions’:

1st PIECE

This is the vision of Holy Spirit at heaven’s door in The Revelation of The Christ and His Kingdom, as revealed to Simon Braker and which I quickly reposted on Monday. I was struck by his description of those who don’t follow His directions or would argue with others, and especially of those in the pigpen with mud on their eyes – it perfectly describes the blindness and mud-slinging displayed in parts of that series of debatable articles. (They denigrate leadership at Toronto Airport Church Fellowship for events known as the ‘Toronto Blessing’ and attempts to connect it, if not lay the blame upon it, for many churches moving away from the authority of scripture.)

Only when re-posting did I note this ‘Revelation’ is dated Thursday 14th December, a week ago today.

2nd PIECE 

A week earlier (Wed 6th Dec), I’d seen ‘Blessing the Church? VI’, about the ‘Toronto Blessing’ (better known as an outpouring of Father’s Love) featured on Prophecy Today UK. That move of God  perplexed many because of its unusual manifestations of holy and unclean spirits, as is well-known in power encounters (eg. Mark 1:21-27 – Jesus’ first visit to a synagogue after His baptism in the Holy Spirit).

In my opinion and experience, this regurgitated missive (1995 ‘updated’ 2017) decrying Toronto utterly misrepresents what the Lord has been doing. So, in view of a busy blogging week I left a very brief comment :

‘…had you investigated the FRUIT you’d find Toronto REALLY does bless believers: eg. hundreds of thousands miraculous healings and rescues from bondage in Mozambique (mosques becoming churches and Muslim provinces turning to Christ) as well as the underground crusades in Pakistan, the repentance revival at Pensacola/Brownsville that brought masses to Christ – not to mention having been a 24/7 carer for my wife for only 6 months (instead of the subsequent 10 years!!) because she was dramatically healed after having been officially registered as permanently disabled, plus 5 improvements after subsequent recurrence!…’

3rd PIECE

My remarks generated a couple of queries, including a rebuttal from someone who,  like me, had been active in satan’s camp,  some of which I responded to in more depth the following week and to the latter person on Thursday 14th December.

As the article’s author didn’t get his facts right on the beginning of the ‘Blessing’, I recommended the balanced investigation with interviews in The Story of Toronto by our Bibliophile friend John Peters, who’d been in the groups we’d been to Toronto with 10-15 years ago. He’s biographer of The Great Revivalists.

The articles’ antagonism and judgementalism suggests their author is operating in an ungodly spirit and isn’t an obedient disciple of the Lord (I wondered if he may be excluded from entrance to heaven). Therefore, over the weekend I revisited John’s book and prepared to submit more facts to that series of ‘teaching’ articles. Yet it may be wasted time; as Jesus warned us not to ‘cast pearls…’  But my action was quashed because my speculation was answered in that first jigsaw piece, and even more specifically in the…

4th PIECE

This is another Monday morning email from UK Prophetic Words of a report issued Thursday 14th December entitled Those who take offence will not partake in the next move of God’s Spirit. I saw only that title and opening paragraphs. It’s an arrow hitting the bull’s eye of that partisan prophecy’ piece and so I emailed Suzanne Payne right away for information on its author Brett Dewey before my re-posting it. I didn’t have time to read until perusing a hard-copy over lunch, before which I had a reply from Sue as the…

5th PIECE

For a mistaken reason Sue drew my attention to the penultimate paragraph of Brett’s piece and which I hadn’t yet read: 

‘Last of all I will record the vision I seen in the December One Voice prayer meeting in our Church – During worship I was focusing on the Lord and watching for his Spirit – I seen myself in what was the top floor of an office building – the building was like one of the office buildings I was working in during security work – but it wasn’t – the building also looked like the building I was at for Bible college but it wasn’t – I was sitting in a chair looking up with my eyes closed but could see all that was in the room.’

6th PIECE

Those words in Sue’s reply sent me back six years to a very vivid visionary dream about the Kingdom of God and which confirmed what Bill Johnson, a close associate of the Toronto leaders, had prophesied that day during the first Revival Alliance Gathering in September 2011 being a turning point for the Kingdom of God in the UK (Father Let Your Kingdom Come and Update in previous post refers.) I replied that perhaps Brett should return to the vision and open his eyes to look outside the windows! 

7th PIECE

But in fact he’d already done something similar! Over lunch I read his whole piece, which closes with the vision received this month. There, I found that what Sue quoted is followed by:

Suddenly the whole roof lifted up off the floor and there were just open heavens – I had the feeling the Lord was removing restrictions – possibly the restrictions of man – we have perhaps put limitations on God – He removed the roof: there was no limit now – all restrictions man made or otherwise being removed in Jesus name.’ !!  W-O-W!  DOUBLE WOW!!

8th PIECE

Brett’s report opens with a dream in October featuring an incoming huge wave of God’s Holy Spirit but he notices someone attempting to prophesy by means of an unclean spirit – the Spirit of Offence. He hears the Lord instruct him on its meaning and realises the person prophesying wasn’t of God, yet presents herself as a prophet and who is a Christian. Unfortunately and sadly,  it speaks to me of the spirit behind those articles on a Christian prophecy website,  one I’d highly recommended to readers upon its launch!

Of particular importance serving as a lesson for me is what Brett learned at the Fire conference about the need to check ourselves and repent of any taking offence. I chose, therefore, to forget about taking that ‘Blessing’ issue any further.

Bringing prophetic pieces together

In closing, it’s worth reminding ourselves of Brett’s comments on such issues:

The Lord said that there would be many who would be offended because of Him. I felt a peace and a witness that what He was going to do in the next wave of glory would be offensive to many – especially people that had no room for GOD’S sovereignty in their mindsets…

‘I also believe the Lord encourages us not to be offended if other churches despise you or are offended, because you let God’s work be done and His Spirit manifest in all his Glory in the midst of your meetings. Hold fast to what is true. This is what the next wave will bring.’

Selah!

Praise and thank you Lord for such blessing and to everyone in this ‘invisible jigsaw’ for blessing and teaching me so much more than I knew before the start of this week.

May everyone reading this account be thoroughly blessed with fresh insights into our relationship with Jesus Christ and our heavenly Father’s love.

IMAGES (courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net):
  • ‘Hand and Puzzle Pieces’ by Anusorn P. Nachol
  • ‘Flying Puzzles’ by Nokhoog Buchachons
  • ‘Puzzle in Sky’ by Idea Go
  • ‘Puzzle’ by Jannoon028
  • ‘Teamwork’ by Franky242

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tap image to open ‘God-incidences’ box

A Divine Appointment ‘Par Excellence’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Three days’ prophetic jigsaw pieces: #3 – 23rd Sept and Revelation 12

Since the time of the four blood moons (2015) I’ve made a couple of passing references to the ‘radiant woman’ of Rev 12:1-2 and its manifesting tomorrow, 23rd Septemeber:

‘Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labour and in pain gave birth.’ 

If you haven’t yet heard about this event the above video by Parable of the Vineyard is very helpful, concise presentation of what’s happening. Featuring software showing the positions of planets within the constellations of Leo and Virgo it can easily be paused for closer examination and appreciation of the star charts.

In view of today’s splendid alignment of sun, 11% crescent moon and four planets along Virgo we must understand the astro-dynamics. The stars comprising Virgo are at the opposite side of the sun, which during the last 30 days has seemed to have been going ‘downwards’ through the imaginary figure of this constellation, as though dressing ‘her’. Thus, as our sun arrives at the Autumn/Fall equinox, Virgo has been ‘clothed with the sun’, not with it at her shoulder as some surmise!

In THE SHAKING: watch for signs on earth and in the heavens I referred to Revd John Kilpatrick’s exposition upon this subject. First, he teaches about the Lord’s Feasts to enable an understanding of the background and timing of this exceptional event. From 1:57:00 point of the following video link he explains the difference between astrology and astronomy and goes on to talk about the meaning of Jewish year 5777 (now just closed). At 2:07:00 he refers to it being a year some Jews are expecting the Messiah to appear, and that “out of all the years this is the three sevens…it is a year of triple completion and according to many Jews they have always said year 777 will be the year of their messiah”.  If you may have time and inclination to watch tap/click this image and scroll to 2:07:40 to learn about ‘The Radiant Woman’:

Watch Revd John Kilpatrick teach on Rev 12 from 2:07:40 mark

Pastor John follows the dispensational, pre-tribulation school of thought and I’m not entirely convinced that the Rapture will precede a period of the Great Tribulation, but certainly before our extremely patient, long-suffering Father releases His Wrath. Being mainly an American evangelical theological approach some of that school have thought it opens up the possibility of the Rapture happening now!

But its exact timing is not important – the real necessity is to be prepared for the Lord at any and all times.

For those who prefer to read text rather than watch a talk I recommend these articles, especially if you like theological discussion in Nelson’s comments threads:

Nelson concludes his mini-series, “Although astronomical signs of Rev 12, the Woman and Dragon, in the fall of this year are interesting and have caught the public’s attention, it is doubtful they mean anything at this point. However, if biblical prophecies begin to be fulfilled in the next 30 days, all of us should straighten up and take notice.” 

Thus, I informed him about the ‘Peace Day’ and 1Thess5, to which he replied, “That certainly is interesting Richard. I don’t take it as fulfillment yet..” and kindly gave me a couple of references to check as he thinks the Day of the Lord will be towards the end of Daniel’s 70th Week.

In few posts covering the blood moons of 2105 I referred to this celestial event and the two-year lead-in period, about which I’d forgotten and thus wasn’t part of my musings in #1 of this mini-series. If you have time and inclination you may wish to scan-read my:

Three days’ prophetic jigsaw pieces: #2 – 22nd Sept and Daniel’s ’70th week’

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Kicking around the prophecy-related dates of yesterday and tomorrow with the Lord and the fact He’s been showing me the significance of a few events in my lifelong journey, I wondered about the middle-day – today 22nd September, my 70th birthday, and maybe a possible relevance in scripture.

The well-known references to 70 years in Daniel popped into mind: the duration of the Jewish exile in Babylon and the famous prophetic word he received, oft referred to by eschatologists – the ’70 weeks’. As Daniel repented for his and his people’s sins and interceded before the Almighty, the angle Gabriel was sent in answer and spoke to Daniel with reference to a previous vision he’d experienced. It was either the vision of four beasts (of which one’s presumed to be the antichrist – Dan 7) or that of the ram and goat (Dan 8), which may be likely as chapters 8 and 9 are in Hebrew whereas chapter 7 is in Aramaic. Gabriel says,

23 At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision:

24 Seventy weeks are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy.

25 “Know therefore and understand,
That from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
The street shall be built again, and the wall,
Even in troublesome times.

26 “And after the sixty-two weeks
Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;
And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate.”

Daniel 9:23-27 (NKJVcourtesy Biblegateway – emphasis added)

The ‘seven weeks’ as seven sevens of years is 7×7 = 49 years and ‘sixty two weeks’ is 62×7 = 434 years. These cover the time from Ataxerxes’ decree to rebuild Jerusalem to the dedication of its new, second temple, and then to Jesus’ crucifixion. This leaves one unfulfilled ’70th week’ of seven years of which eschatologists of various views recognise as being the times of ‘Jacob’s Troubles’ and of Israel recognising Jesus as Messiah, and which would include the Rapture, Jesus’ Second Coming, the battle of Armageddon with its defeat of Antichrist and the Beast, leading into the Millenium period of Jesus’ ruling God’s Kingdom on earth.

So, I cannot but wonder if ‘Daniel’s 70th Week’ may be about to start, especially in view of yesterday’s ‘coincidental’ association with Paul’s foretelling the ‘season’ of the Day of the Lord as described in the previous post.  Also, a few months after starting this blog a prophetical teacher gave me a word about understanding the ‘riddles’ of God as did Daniel and Joseph.

Now that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re in for continual doom and gloom or that ‘the end is nigh’ for Father wants to help the Bride get herself ready for her Groom – and He has many ‘tricks’ up His sleeve. As known from Jesus’ encounters with the Adversary, it knows the scriptures and is therefore well-aware of the End-time ones. As with Jesus’ death and resurrection, so too in fulfilling His Word will Father have many unexpected, astonishing treats in store for those who believe in the One He Sent.

I’m just musing out loud…

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Three days’ prophetic jigsaw pieces: #1 – 21st Sept and 1Thessalonians 5

‘But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.’  (1 Thess 5:1-4 NKJV – emphases added)

Is what Apostle Paul foretold about the timing of the Day of the Lord happening today? Or this coming year?  Especially noteworthy is the fact that today is Rosh Hashanah – the start of the Jewish New Year 5778!!

You may recall having read about this a month ago in Today’s and one month away’s awesome events in the heavens on Mark Biltz’s message (1:04 – 1:05 mark refers)?

The United Nations has declared 21st September to be observed annually and globally as the International Day of Peace (‘Peace Day’)’. Today’s and the next 365 days theme is entitled, ‘Together for Peace, Respect, Safety and Dignity For All’.

Look again, that scripture’s third verse promises ‘when they say, “Peace and Safety!” then…’, the clear inference everyone’s saying those words.

Eschatologists reason that, in the context of the corpus of End-time scripture, this verse means Israel will be living in peace and safety within its own land without any threats or attacks from other nations. Hence the international interest in getting an Israel-Palestine peace treaty signed with a two-state solution to the vexed issue.

But what if the verse really refers to a worldwide concensus to talk about peace and safety, not the resolution of a long-standing Middle-East geopolitical problem??

Could this year, therefore, be the beginning of The Day of The Lord?

Another Biblical Connection?

Furthermore, the details in Matthew’s account of the magi’s journey following the Star of Bethlehem had dropped into mind over the past weeks’ whilst mulling over September’s three special days. (Hence my publishing God’s Bookends.)  King Herod’s asking them about the timing of that star resulted in his murdering children under two years of age (Matt 2:7& 2:16).  So could there be something meaningful about ‘two years’? I ponder over its possible implications in the fulfillment of prophecy.

Moreover, could it support a ‘niggling’ growing suspicion over the direct relevance of what I’d posted two years ago about the Day of the Lord??

Therefore, I was struck whilst editing that post to hear an announcement coming out of my computer speakers about those two years!!  And it was the voice of a man with the same initials as me – RB!  He was nine minutes into a video summary of discussions on the internet since 2015 about the two years up to now, and of which I’m totally unaware as my time’s far too valuable to spend trawling through cyber-stuff.

Double therefore – I took this ‘God-incidence’ as confirmation about the connection I’d been mulling over. Here it is:

Whilst in Jerusalem during the Feat of Tabernacles in 2015 violinist and messianic Jew Dr Maurice Sklar had a visionary experience which concluded with him being instructed to “Tell them all, The Day of the Lord is upon you now!”

‘Upon’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘here’ or ‘on top of’ but it can also mean something’s ‘imminent’ and so ‘The Day of the Lord’ could be just ‘over the horizon’ and arrive very soon!

Moreover, although two years apart Dr Sklar’s revelatory vision and today’s UN ‘Peace Day’ are both on a Feast day designated by the Lord: ie. Tabernacles and Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) – Leviticus 23:23-25 and 23:33-36.  The latter is a two-day holiday starting at sundown yesterday and to allow for sighting of the new moon in Jerusalem. It is immediately followed by high holy days ‘The Days of Awe’ leading into Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, with intense spiritual preparation and repentance, sometimes referred to as ‘Israel’s Dark Days’. Old Testament prophets understood the Days of Awe to be a period of judgement, which has a parallel with The Day of The Lord (The Last Shofar, Joseph Lenard & Donalf Zoller).

What’s more, the astronomical alignment of planets and constellations that mirror the ‘radiant woman’ of Rev 12:1-2 takes place on the first ‘Day of Awe’ 2017; that is, 23rd September!

A Brief Biblical Background

For newer readers, let’s briefly consider the background to Paul’s letter and the Day of the Lord:

In the earliest canonical document of the Church (depending upon resolution of date of his letter to the churches in Galatia), Apostle Paul reminded believers in Thessalonica what he’d taught them about Jesus Christ’s promise to return. They were concerned about the status of those who’d died (were ‘asleep’) before that prophesied event.

He states, “For this we say to you by the word of the Lord” which, in my humble opinion, clearly implies Paul had heard this direct from Jesus personally, or received during his very occasional meetings with the twelve apostles. (The later gospels, Peter and John’s letters refer to Jesus’ second coming but don’t spell out the details, as Paul does, for all believers upon being ‘caught up’ or ‘raptured’ to Him at His return.)

Paul refers in passing to a future event first prophesied by prophet Obadiah – the Day of the Lord (see Obad 15) – and to which Jesus alludes in his ‘mission statement’ and its direct connection with Isaiah 61:2 (Luke 4:18-19 refers).

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