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

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

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


The Lord is asking these questions in the earth;

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

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

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

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

Matthew 4:19

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


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

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

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

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

Zechariah 8:9

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

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

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:


“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…


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


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 –]

GPS#6 – today’s trilogy of mighty encouragement

A sequence of three email provides this Global Prophecy Signal from Scotland, England and Australia (but time-stamped in reverse order). In reading them I noted a connecting thread but a day busy on many activities means only extracts are shown. To read the words in full click the appropriate links (emphases added):


God has not called you to be one who gives in to fearful circumstances which threaten to engulf your heart and mind. He has called you be one whose daily experience is joy and peace, knowing that His love is greater than any problem……Decide right now, as you read this word from God to trust Him and view all things through the heavenly lens of faith.

Hebrews 12:2
Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross…

Chris Bennett 3 Feb: HANG ON to Your Faith – HANG ON to ME

“HANG ON!” I hear the Lord calling over the tumult. “HANG ON to your faith, HANG ON to ME”, says the Lord, “For there is happening a backlash, an assault, a persecution so vicious it will stagger even the most fervent and zealous of My children. But even in the midst of the storm, My love will prevail.” says the Lord. “In the face of the enemy’s onslaught, you will see thousands turning to Me!”

Many prophets in these days are facing a daily assault and heavy fire from the satanic hordes. There is an unrelenting storm being thrown at Gods people and the prophets are bearing the brunt of it…

“…Can you not hear the victory shouts of My mighty army as the forces of evil are thrown back – and back – and back again?

“It has begun,” says the Lord.Stand by for your new orders, for new revelations, for new plans. The enemy is already retreating. Your victory is assured!”

Lana Vawser: I’m Releasing a Company of Prophets Who’ve Been Through The Fire and Carry Arrows of Fire to Bring a Great Realignment to the Church

“I am now releasing a company of prophets who have been through the fire and carry the arrows of fire in their hands, to bring a great re-alignment in the Church.”

I saw the Lord positioning these prophets, who have been through the fire, these ones who have allowed the Lord to do a deep work in their hearts and souls and who really carry His heart. These ones have been through an incredible testing in this season, an incredible time of purification and pruning and now the Lord is releasing them into places of greater favour.

I saw the Lord hand them arrows of fire and as I looked at their mouths, I could see their mouths like normal, but at the same time, I could see a MEGAPHONE over their mouths. The sense surrounded me that the voice of these prophets is about to get loud…continue reading this mightily exciting message.

GPS#5: the Lord’s gift of discernment in darkness

For this example of God’s Global Prophecy Signals we consider and weigh two slightly contrasting yet similar prophetic words published this morning in Scotland by Glasgow Prophetic Centre and in Australia by Lana Vaser Ministries

First, we touch base sitting at the Lord’s feet.:


Hand Reaching for Stars Victor HabbickI heard the Lord say,

“Child, do not fear the darkness for it is in the darkness that I can whisper tender words, and you will hear them. It is in those times when I have you totally to myself, without distraction, that I have your full attention and I can show you my love in ways beyond human understanding.

“Oh how I long to bring you to that place where you can look up and see the vastness of the galaxies, the innumerable lights in the sky that I have called each by name. I long to show you the reality of eternity; of the timelessness of my power and love. You will understand the truth of how even in the darkest times my promises shine the brightest.

“So look up, don’t allow dark circumstances to cloud your vision, know that I have overcome the darkness and that nothing can snatch you from my eternal promises.”

Isaiah 66:2
This is what the LORD says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be? Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD.

NEXT, from our elevated place sitting alongside Him we’re blessed with deeper, practical guidance (emphases added):


LanaVawserThis morning as I went to make my coffee, I opened the cupboard to grab a mug and went to grab one of the ones I usually use. The Lord then whispers to me “Not that one, use the one with the OWLS”.

So I reach up to the top shelf and grab the coffee mug with the owls on it. The Lord speaks to me and says:

“I am highlighting OWLS again as a prophetic picture because as My people lean in, and reach up (pursue Me), I am giving them EYES to see in the dark. As they SEE what the enemy is planning, planting and plotting, what is happening in the dark, I am giving them heavenly wisdom to UNDO. Through the implemented wisdom of My heart in intercession and practical strategy, they will see these plans and assignments foiled in individuals lives, families, towns, cities and nations, before they are even implemented or have a chance to take root. Consequently, there will be a greater demonstration of My VICTORY all around.”

“First, the prophetic significance of an Owl is that it represents the “apostolic”. An owl can see things from a distance in very dark places. And it hunts rats. The church is moving into an age whereby they will go into the so-called “darkest places” and see exactly what needs to happen for Heaven to invade those situations. And they will hunt the “rats” of this age, the forces of darkness. The Kingdom of Heaven is coming like a flood, and the forces of darkness no longer have anywhere to hide! An apostolic focus whereby each and every member of the church will know they are sown like seed into the world, ready to terrorise the servants of darkness and usher in the Kingdom of Heaven!” (Quote by James Preston – )

As I pondered this prophetic picture of OWLS.. The Lord then highlighted to me 2 Kings 6:8-12:

Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, “I will set up my camp in such and such a place.”

The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: “Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there.” So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.

This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, “Tell me! Which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?”

“None of us, my lord the king,” said one of his officers, “but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom.” (New International Version)

The Lord is giving His people who are pursuing Him, worshiping in Spirit and truth, EYES to SEE in the DARK what is being planned. He is giving His people EYES OF STRATEGY to move forward into VICTORY!!!!!!

Warning dreams, prophetic insight and sharper clarity is increasing in significant ways right now. When the Lord shows you a strategy of the enemy, don’t fear, ask for His wisdom and strategy and WATCH AND SEE how He is sending you in stealth, under the radar, through your intercession and other ways to DISARM AND OVERTURN TO JESUS NAME!!!

Listening to a Steffany Gretzinger instagram live video yesterday she mentioned 17 is the number of TOTAL VICTORY. It is also the number for ALIGNMENT. In 2017 the Lord is bringing ALIGNMENT and TOTAL VICTORY! There’s a greater “taking of ground” happening. The people of God are being awakened in greater ways to living on the offence rather than defence. There’s a great FOILING of the enemy’s plans that’s happening right now as God’s people LEAN IN and ask for EYES TO SEE in the dark.

You have been marked VICTORIOUS in Jesus name and the Lord is going to use you with your EYES TO SEE IN THE DARK to see the MANIFESTED VICTORY of JESUS released into the lives of others, cities and nations.

[Hand Reaching for Stars by Victor Habbick, courtesy]

Today’s Lion Bites: a re-visitation of fire

World In Fire by Danilo Rizzuti“I am revisiting you with My fire and My power.

“I am calling you to come into a deeper and fuller encounter with Me and with who I am.

“Move towards Me now as I call to you, to meet you where I am in this new season. Come and meet with Me.

“For there is a place, I have prepared for you of fullness that will satisfy the longing you have. Come and behold Me as I hold you. Come and receive of My power and My fire in these days. For there is much to receive and much to outwork but first receive of My fresh-fire and My power.”

There is a new baptism of fire coming to the church and God is inviting us to pursue it and chase after Him in a new way. We are to position ourselves for the fullness of the fire and the fullness of His power in these days. So choose to position yourself and choose to press in for this fullness for these are the days of a new outpouring of God’s Baptism of fire.

Matthew 3:11
“I baptise you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

Tongues of Fire; Acts 2-3

[Published with permission of Glasgow Prophetic Centre. Illustration ‘World In Fire’ by Danilo Rizzuti is reproduced by courtesy of and ‘Tongues of Fire’ photo credit to Iris Global.]

Lion Bites: Isaiah 43:18-19 – implode or explode!

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:18-19)

Today’s Lion Bite appropriately follows Tim Sheet’s (brother of Dutch Sheets) comment in his How to Live in the Kingdom Age, “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.”


Lion-Bites-logo-2012We in a time where the ‘new’ has becoming a ‘bigger new’ than we could ever have imagined in days past. So many things are changing in the world: politically, financially, medical advances and so on. Particularly in the church things are changing – some even are disappearing and others are emerging.

I heard the Lord ask, “Implosion or explosion – where is your life today?”

  • Implode means ‘to burst, or cause to burst, inwards’
  • Explode means ‘to expand suddenly with a loud noise owing to a release of internal energy’

Are there things in your life which are imploding – producing no fruit and coming to an end? These are the ‘former things’. Seek the Holy Spirit and ask what the ‘new things’ are which He is waiting to explode into your life: new blessings, new relationships and new opportunities.

[Republished with the kind permission of Glasgow Prophetic Centre]

Glasgow 16-17 September – next level adventures

Glasgow Prophetic Centre

Further to the recent posts on building the Kingdom, join Emma Stark and the Glasgow Prophetic Centre team for this gathering of passionate pioneers in the magnificent Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. If you have felt a stirring in your spirit to see the ‘greater things’ – the next level adventures with God – then this important event is for you!

Over the course of a packed evening and full day of worship, teaching, prophecy, fellowship and activation you will:

  • Be radically moved to the next level in a more biblically ‘normal’ Christianity
  • Encounter Father, Son and Holy Spirit in a deeper way
  • Be challenged, stretched and inspired by some of the best prophetic and Bible teachers in the land
  • Receive healing of body and mind as you…
  • Experience new levels of freedom from past limitations
  • Rejoice as Jesus sets you free from the chains of past trauma and repetitive failures
  • Enjoy the Holy Spirit giving you new strength and stamina for the journey
  • Discover Christ’s five-fold strategy for building His church


Our personal invitation to build the Kingdom – part 1

My doubt that Adam and Eve were the very first people met a chuckle but got no answer. My devout mother was amused at her pre-school son asking, “But who built their house?” To my boyish mind someone must have been around to do that.

Upon recalling that early memory decades later I can see the funny side – but more so in view of what I’d written last week for publishing on Saturday as 5th anniversary of a dream about the Kingdom of God being set up. That had been confirmed by not only a prophetical concurrent comment from Bill Johnson but also, and especially by, how exactly part of my dream matched Christen Forster’s interpretation of the Hebrew text that describes the rebuilding of the Temple in Ezra 4.

Also over the last few days I’ve been mulling over the mismatch between modern church and Jesus’ personal promise at Matthew 16:18 against demonic power portals,

“I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it”

Lion-Bites-logo-2012SO, I was most amazed on Saturday to find that Friday’s LionBites word from Glasgow Prophetic Centre is about building the Kingdom!  This impels me to urge you to view this as of the Lord and to weigh and act upon it accordingly. Part 2 is published today and the whole message reads as follows:  Continue reading

Visions of New Britain’s natural and spiritual renewal – #1


On return after the long weekend I found two emails about similar visions of great blessing upon the land and people now we’re being freed from the shackles of slavery to the EU. This from Angela Jelf was sent on Friday morning:

‘Thought I would email you about an experience (or series of God-incidences) I had on Monday. Whilst driving I was singing along to a Bethel Worship CD.  ONE of the songs on the album is instrumental so I began to sing out my own song to God. It became a prophetic prayer over Britain. As I sang, I saw in my mind’s eye a map of the British Isles, and suddenly, from the south and going upwards into the North, I saw flowers springing up all over the place and beginning to unfurl their petals, just like in those films you sometimes see that have been speeded up. (Heard a prophecy about things happening quickly recently…what would have taken seven years will take seven months and what would have taken seven months will take seven days.)

I felt this was to do with our coming away from the EU and that something has/or will begin to change in the UK. The land will bloom and blossom once again as we are cut off from a kind of spiritual ‘shade’ that’s been over us.  It was a beautiful picture which reminded me of The Secret Garden, where the locked up garden has fallen into neglect and the children find the key to the door and begin to clear away the branches and the brambles and leaves and let the light back in.

As I kept singing I began to declare that as a prophetic sign we would begin to see and hear reports of an increase in all sorts of wildlife that hasn’t been seen in years – I particularly sensed and called out an increase in butterflies, birds and beetles.
Before going to bed on Monday night, I felt intrigued. Had there been a decline in British Wildlife in recent years?  Curiously I typed into Google “UK wildlife in decline over last 40 years” (I typed 40 yrs deliberately knowing we’ve been EU members for roughly 40 yrs) & to my surprise I found report after report. Yes, there has been a hugely significant decline in wildlife – specifically butterflies and birds and specifically over the last 40 years!
The Essex Skipper, the Small Heath, The Wall butterfly, the Marsh Fritillary, and many others have experienced up to a 76 percent decline in abundance or occurrence over last four decades (according to an article on the Butterfly Conservation Website, dated 14 Dec, 2015).

It’s the same sad story with birds: Willow Tits, Turtle doves, Cuckoos, Starlings, Lapwings and Grey Partridges falling into ‘shocking’ decline over past forty years, not to mention the sparrow.

When I saw the Turtle Dove mentioned, I had a feeling it was a bird found in scripture. I fell asleep thinking: ” I think it’s in Song of Solomon”.
In the morning I woke up early and grabbed my Bible and found the reference: (I could hardly believe how apt it was!)’

“Arise my darling, my beautiful one, and come along,
For behold, the winter is past and the rain is over and gone,
The flowers have already appeared in the land,
The time has arrived for the pruning of the vines,
And the voice of the Turtledove has been heard in our land
The fig tree has ripened its figs,
And the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance”

Butterfly‘I immediately relayed this experience to my mum, and she in turn shared it at her prayer group. ONE of the members of the prayer group got in touch the very next day to say that whilst she was telling her husband about my experience, a butterfly flew into her conservatory and remained there all afternoon.’ (As shown.)

Also, that sister in the Lord had received an exceptionally helpful quotation of the Song of Solomon (The Passion Translation). Angela continues:

‘I know this is a long story but I am convinced that God is going to do this! Listen out for reports over the next few years of an increase in butterflies and birds! And keep praying/declaring that Britain will be freed from the entangling branches of the EU. I believe He will restore the years the locusts have eaten and Great Britain will once again flourish in abundance!’

Yesterday, seeking Angela’s permission to publish I told her the other incoming email has a new prophetic word on Britain and which confirms what she’s saying! 

Meanwhile, today’s inspiration from Glasgow Prophetic Centre re-affirms both visions:

God’s Glory In Everything – Lion Bites Tues 26th July

Don’t wait for the rare and mighty explosions of power but see that my power is manifest all around you! It is not only in the mighty signs that you will find me but my power and glory is in manifest in you and all around you.

Let me open your eyes to see the wonder in every moment today, the intricacies of life that surround you. When you really look you will see the glory that I have deposited in other people. Also, notice my glory in the food that grows and finds itself to your table, rejoice in the glory that is revealed by the sun rising every day and in the wild flowers by the road side.

Be still, open your heart, allow me to reveal my glory – not just in the explosions but even in the gentlest of ways.

Psalm 19:1 – The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. 

Upwelling spiritual water from unblocked wells in UK

Flying puzzles - Nokhoog BuchachonLike snowflakes three more pieces of the ‘invisible jigsaw’ gently waft down, yet remain unsuspected. They’re noticed only when they settle and although single, sit side-by side as though fitting like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

Saturday: Dominic McDermott commented as follows on the re-post of Patsy Southway, Re-opening the Wells:

‘I have heard “unblock the wells!” a number of times from the Lord over the years but recently especially in relation to the Celtic anointing that he poured on these British Isles around 1700 years ago. We are a small lay community in the Catholic church looking to express some Celtic elements of our spirituality. I work/minister in a prison and a few years ago on a lawn there God had spoken about some new grass shoots springing up which will become a whole lawn of new things in the land, but these shoots had in reality only grown poorly through lack of water.

‘Then on 6/10/15 the grass there began to spring up tall and lush as an underground pipe had burst under the lawn and watered it and ran off down the hill as a stream down the road up to the prison. The Lord called me to go and look at this leak as contractors had dug a hole to expose the pipe so it could be mended. What I saw was a 1.5 metre deep hole which was now a pool of crystal clear water roiling slightly in the centre over the hole in the pipe. The water had washed away all the dirty water and continued to flow down the hill.

‘I understood that this represents the Celtic anointing which had been poured out to evangelise these once pagan islands and which has been buried for centuries but is now being released for us again now that the land has returned to a new pagan darkness. This clear and fresh revelation and anointing will see many new communities spring up with a Celtic spirituality, with an understanding and wisdom coming from the north of England where this anointing has first been released as the Upper Springs and we as the Nether (lower) springs (Judges 1/14-15) and will spread quickly into Europe as a source of revival of the ancient and dying churches.’


This is particularly interesting in view of a dream signifying a connection between the ancient Celtic foundations of the church across Britain and a renewal of belief within traditional churches (Confirmation of 2016’s Prophetic Words for a New Season).

Sunday: Arriving late by agreement from a pre-arranged event we quietly enter the chapel where holy communion and anointing of celebrants is taking place. It is no normal service but part of a weekend course exploring Christian healing, thus training some for this foundation’s ministry team. The Holy Spirit’s powerful presence can be sensed right away – and I almost see the presence of some holy witnesses from time immemorial. I’m reminded of when we visited the lower chapel of St Basil (‘The Great’ 4th Century Cappadocian Father and doctor of the Church) in Basilica of the Holy Blood in Bruges and I almost went back centuries to Jerusalem; Nina wept in the power from centuries of prayer vigils focussed upon The Passion.)

Monday: From Glasgow I receive today’s Lion Bite!:


‘I am releasing my springs of life in the dry place. Where you sought to establish my kingdom and have dug a well in a desolate place, but have found rock instead of water and death instead of life, I am now causing my springs of life to bubble up and begin to overflow in these wells.

‘With my springs of life will come abundance and blessings and you will see breakthrough. My kingdom will be established in these formerly desolate places. Watch and see as my grace begins to overflow and see my glory abound more than you had ever hoped for. Blessed are you that dug deep in my name, your faithfulness shall be rewarded.’

Isaiah 44:3
For I will pour out water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry place; I will pour out my spirit upon your offspring and my blessings on your descendants.

NB: in my opinion, timing and similarity of topics between both words, as well as the resonance between the contrasts stressed, clearly indicates the Lord’s drawing our attention to what He’s saying and doing.

In particular, Dominic’s encouraging insight contrasts with prison authorities’ outrageous censorship of minister Barry Trayhorn’s biblical teaching within a prison chapel AND of BBC’s wicked slandering of scripture and scandalously reprehensible treatment of Revd Trayhorn, as reported here by Christian Concern.

Deeper and higher – and catch fire!

Lion_Roars_email_logo_HIGHERThese are the encouraging prophetical confirmations ‘coinciding’ with the 7th anniversary of writing and watching. They’re also related to an invitation and spiritual sighting of a huge blank scroll seen a week ago today and, as stated in closing the last post, are a personal directive:


Still yourself and listen to your heart. Can you hear it cry out for more of the nourishing word of God, as a hungry stomach rumbles to be fed – or as a deer pants for the water?

If you dive in and read and listen to the word of God you will be rewarded. There is most certainly a need and a time for slow, careful study and quiet reflection (always!) but this particular urgency is to dive into new and deep places, reading longer passages and dining on larger portions. You will be rewarded and refreshed. If you can, read aloud, so that the words bless your mouth and your ears, as well as your eyes. Dive deep, swim into a new adventure in the word of God! There really are few things that you can possibly do in this world that will be more beneficial and radically transforming.

What are you waiting for?!

PS Why not start with Psalm 119, an epic celebration of the word of God?

Psalm 119:9-16 (but go on and read the whole Psalm!)
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, Lord; teach me your decrees. With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.

“WHAT DO YOU SEE?” (Lion Bites Monday 29 Feb)

There is a deep place of revelation and a higher place of sight that God is pulling you up to in this time. Like Jeremiah, you will be one who sees the word of the Lord, interprets it and brings it into a place of action and application.

Where there has been hinderance with your spiritual sight, God now releases ease. Where a fog of confusion obscured what you saw, now there is a release of clarity and understanding. As you receive this anointing, God asks you, ‘What do you see?’ There are new revelations and insights that you have yet to receive that now you will.

But God also asks you, “Where do you need to look again?” There are places, peoples and revelations that you are being prompted to look at again through this new anointing. In the previous season, as you looked at these things, you may have missed some of what God was doing but now, as you look again, you will have a wider view and a higher perspective to see the fullness of what the Holy Spirit is orchestrating in this hour.

Receive the gift that God freely gives you; open your eyes and look at the new things but also look again, through fresh spiritual eyes, at previous things.

Jeremiah 1:11
“Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?”
And I said “I see a branch of an almond tree.”
Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.”

And today’s Lion Bite returns to the subject of holy fire, what else:


God has placed His fire around you; to those who seek Him it is a fire of love, warmth, protection and provision.

He desires that you would come closer to His fire, as if you were embracing the flames of love and feeding from Him – He is the fire. He is a holy fire that will consume all those things that would set themselves up against you, leaving you safe and in a place of his warmth and love.

All you have to do is say, ‘yes’ and draw ever closer in your worship and adoration. Let Him do the rest for you. Remember, He wants to give you more than you care to receive. He cries for you to surrender all, so that His fire is in you, as well as around you. He is an all-consuming fire.

Deuteronomy 4:24
For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

Hebrews 12:28-29
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”

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More focus upon holy fire

Tongues of Fire Acts 2-3

Tongues of Fire, Acts 2-3 – credit Iris Ministries

Over the weekend and today I heard about and read a few items from prophetical voices focusing upon the Holy Spirit’s flame falling upon and setting believers ablaze.

First, today’s Lion Bites from Glasgow:


I am calling a generation to walk in both power and purity. In this day there are many influencing forces trying to pull my children from left to right and those who would dilute my word and my revelation. Yet with power and purity married together in your life, you will stand and not be overwhelmed by these influences.

I come to you today to baptise you with the spirit and with fire; to fill you with power and to set you apart as a pure one. I desire that you live life in the undiluted, raw, power of my gospel but also that your life would be established on an ever sanctified, set-apart, purity.

Would you allow me today to first baptise you in my fire: to burn and refine you and fill you with my Spirit and a greater measure of my power?

Matthew 3:11
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.



An email notified me of ProphecyTodayUK republishing an article from this time 25 years ago which bears the following sub-heads:

  • True prophets are those who have been set on fire by the Spirit of God.
  • Lessons at the Burning Bush
  • Other Revelations of God by Fire
  • Offerings Made by Fire
  • Commandments Through the Fire
  • Proof by Fire
  • Two Words for ‘Burning’
  • The Burning Heart of the Prophet
  • His Servants Like Flames of Fire
  • Seeing God as Fire.

Read this inspirational teaching by clicking Ministry of the Prophet: Prophetic Fire.

[Fire Angels photo by Gary Beaton; read Sighting of Angels in a Fire]