It’s not the End but the Start of an amazing, wonderful New Day!

It’s ‘kinda-coincidental’ that early on Tuesday morning two readers left encouraging comments on February’s post: Dreams and visions of Big Ben at the prophetical midnight hour – and that I saw that day’s headline on the clock’s chimes being silenced for four years and wanted to blog about that (see previous post). And it was opportune to use a graphic of Big Ben from an unknown source used to announce an intercessory gathering in Canterbury under the designation “It Is Time”!

The first of those comments was from Jonathan and followed up his earlier remarks,

‘With these prophecies I think it’s significant (as I e-mailed you at the time Richard) that the big prayer movement thing in South Africa that started early this year has been called “It’s Time”, as that was the message at least one of its organisers said God had given him.’

So I replied to him about that same title being used in a Canterbury meeting. Within half an hour of his commenting Sarah submitted this excellent, revelatory account:

‘I recently felt God saying it was a new day and I saw the sun rising. I was surprised as in Jewish culture a new day starts the evening and then its darkest before the dawn. But here was a new day like our culture is used to with the sun rising. So Malachi 4:2 makes sense to me in this context.

‘A couple or so years ago I had a vision / God video with music (which was playing on the radio), it was an Adele song “When the sky falls we all stand together” and I saw the children of God all hand in hand with Jesus amongst them. They were totally pure and clean, they were blameless. They walked together as the sun rose on a new day and then Jesus spoke to me. He said,

“It isn’t the end, it’s the beginning of an amazing and wonderful new day”.

‘I haven’t been the only one to say they get the general impression that they are walking into heaven on earth. I think we are as the Kingdom of God is expanding and now is the time that God is making all things new. I used to be scared of end times, but after that vision I wasn’t the same at all because God gave me hope through it. That there wasn’t anything to worry about, and that although I felt at the time like I was still a sinner, the reality was that I was blameless because of what Jesus did on the cross and there was hope in the new day we were all walking into, totally innocent children of God…’

To me (Richard) this is particularly pertinent because I’ve been musing about the distinct and stark contrast between the futures of the righteous and the unrighteous, between believers in Jesus and those who won’t. Scripture foretells worldwide judgments upon unregenerates but that those in Christ will safely escape Father’s wrath. Yet, in rapidly approaching that time, how does that difference manifest?  For a while I’ve wondered if the divergent, opposing theological views may somehow be reconciled…and then a ray of revelation dawned…

In considering how prophecies made by Jesus and Paul apply to the apostasy of the recent Synod I blogged about the Day of the Lord and repeat for ease of reference:

‘…it’s important not to overlook the fact that in quoting Isaiah 61 as His ‘mission statement’, Jesus opened that scroll in the synagogue and quoted the first verse only, and then stopped short (Luke 4:16-21). The Spirit of the Lord God was upon and anointed Him to preach the Good News, to heal the broken-hearted and bring release for those bound as though imprisoned. That was the purpose of His First Advent, but the subsequent verses allude to the anointing also continuing in His Second Advent, namely:

“To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God…”

In other words, Jesus’ mission was to proclaim the ‘Year of God’s Favour’ across Judea and Galilee and even into Samaria. It was implicit that the ‘Day of God’s Vengeance’ would follow in due course, and the subsequent revelation Jesus was given into that momentous future event was recorded by John in ‘The Apocalypse’. BUT the reference to that dread ‘Day of the Lord’ in the whole of Isaiah 61 is miniscule – it’s only one tiny clause in a long very positive, uplifting sentence!  AND the chapter’s remaining nine verses continue in the very same vein! (Check it yourself in NIV-UK.)

Therefore, whilst they may be severe shaking and demonic darkness the light, love and favour not only continues but also increases enormously for all those who are in Christ!

So thank and praise the Lord for confirming this in what You shared with Sarah…

Prophetic visions of renewal for the Church in Britain

As with all prophetic words and visions this is for prayer and weighing with the Lord. It is brought by Yinka Oyekan, Senior Minister of The Gate church, Reading, courtesy of UK Prophetic Words:

PROPHETIC VISIONS FOR THE CHURCH

Extraordinary dream and Prophetic vision this morning 5th August:

Last night I had the most amazing dream and it continued in a Prophetic vision this morning. “I love my children”, father said; “My heart breaks and longs for communion with every one of my children”.

I saw the new hunger and a great awakening in the church. And father said to me

“I have made my will clear; I have trumpeted my purposes, and I’m gathering my sons and daughters who will attend to the will of the chief shepherd before they attempt to attend to the needs of the sheep. Many are lost, broken without a shepherd; millions are desperately seeking me and deserving of me, oh that the bride would make herself ready. I have humbled my church and now I will rebuild her, and she will wear white garments, and be clothed with my glory.”

I saw small communities which seemed unimportant to man but were important to God and filled with glory and their pastors who had poured out their lives for the sake of these seemingly unimportant communities, father says,

“Your reward is coming; be patient; you were hidden but now your works will be revealed by God, you might be small but you have always been important to me.

“The prayers of many princes of the church have been received, I have seen their tears and cries for mercy, But some had their ears covered; they would not hear; they would not see; they would not repent”;

heaven reminds you that he is still in the business of removing lampstands; repent so that times of refreshing and healing may come from heaven.

I saw those who are standing in the outpouring receiving new graces of healing, of mercy, graces of deliverance and of the prophetic; so many graces been poured out and father says,

“Align yourself; position yourself; gather all the lame, the sick, the dispossessed, the aliens and I will fill that place with such a sense of liberty the nations will hear about it, for where my spirit is I bring freedom.”

I saw father fitting feet with golden shoes; I saw them running as fast as lightning. I woke up this morning from an extraordinary dream in which father said he’s renewing the church and then laid out before me these extraordinary visions; my mind was racing with images that were so profound; I spent the last two hours in prayer for our church for our leadership teams; I encourage you to do the same for yours; it’s time to seek the face of God afresh.

Yinka Oyekan, 5th August 2017

Yinka is also international Team leader of ‘The Turning’ Evangelistic Outpouring.

Greater London – An Awakening of Fire

Thank you to Suzanne Payne at UK Prophetic Words for transcribing this powerful word brought on 28 July by Emma Stark of Glasgow Prophetic Centre to Capstone Church in Ilford, Essex, east of London:

THIS REVIVAL WILL BE MARKED IN THE HISTORY BOOKS AS ‘THE AWAKENING OF FIRE’

Halfway into a prophetic word for this church (watch video), Emma brings this from the Lord about the next move of the Spirit He is about to release into the earth:

“There were moves that I sent to the earth that were about fathering.

“Then there were moves that I sent to the earth that were about the Spirit and about signs and wonders.

“And there were moves that I sent to the earth that brought a revelation of Jesus.”

But the spirit of the Lord says this:

“I have not yet sent a move into the earth that reflects the fullness of all that I am; Father, Son and Spirit.’

And the Lord says,

“I am about to reflect the full dynamic and the full facets of My nature”, says God.

And the Lord says,

“You have got to be prepared to be uncomfortable, for the Lord says, It is all the greatness of My glory and My magisterial Kingly anointing that is going to visit in the midst.”

And the Lord says,

“This revival will be marked in the history books as ‘The Awakening of Fire’…”

Selah!

Note: Upon walking into the building Emma heard the Spirit of the Lord say Capstone Church is “on the edge of a gigantic whirlwind of the Presence of God…and that they’ve only skimmed the top of the circle of that whirlwind…”!!!

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Arrival of the ‘latter rain’

This word brought by Lisa Arnold comes courtesy of UK Prophetic Words:

THE LORD’S WORD TO THE CHURCH

God has started sending his latter rain.

For those who have prepared themselves, positioned themselves, been through the fire of affliction and are still standing, and to those who have a great burden for the lost, time is short. Open your heart to me and open your eyes. I am the chief cornerstone that the builders rejected, come to me and you will live.

It is time to look up, reach out and win the lost! I have just brought you out of your own prison into my glorious light, into a safe spacious place. Now I am sending you out. Stand on Isaiah 61. I have covered you with my cloak of righteousness and set your heart ablaze. I have empowered you from on high!

It is time for you to rise up out of the ashes. I have set you free by my precious blood. It is not all about you, it is all about Jesus! I am the lion from the tribe of Judah. I am roaring over you and breaking every chain so you know who you really are in me. Make me your first love again and set down your idols! Where your heart is, your treasure is. I love you and I long for that intimacy like we once had. I am visiting you in unusual ways, divine encounters with me up close and sending you angels with messages for you.

The latter rain is starting to fall. It will refresh you and give you clear vision and impact your lives. The best is yet to come. The dark long storm is over! The first will be last and the last first! If you bless others I will bless you.. Now go and reap the harvest!. Are you ready? Can you feel your heart burning for the lost? Time is short and the golden bowl that carries the latter rain is tipping over!

Lisa Arnold, 23rd July 2017

RB’s Note: It was amusing to read this word as I’d only just sent G’morning’ message to Nina staying with daughter, saying I’d watered in the greenhouse and it’s just started to rain! Also timely in having seen Sean MaNamara from Coleraine, a Spirit-led evangelist to ‘hard-core’ on housing estates (as here) locally last night who spoke on his calling and ministered to many youngsters with a calling for the lost. AND earlier that day the ‘cornerstone’ featured as the interpretation to a prophetic vision at Acorn service for healing – sooo praise you Lord for this word:

Watch for the Lord’s Spirit moving powerfully in Britain and America

My jaw dropped upon reading this of Veronika West in yesterday’s mail because it plugged into a dream I’d just had:

WATCH! FOR THE SPIRIT OF YAHWEH IS  MANIFESTING THROUGH FIRE, THROUGH WIND, THROUGH RAIN “FOR THIS IS THE SEASON OF DIVINE PURIFICATION, RESTORATION AND REVIVAL” says God….!

I have been in a place of hidden-ness for the last few weeks and in this scared time I have encountered the presence of Yeshua in the most unusual and unprecedented ways. A few days ago I was caught up in a powerful encounter with the Lord where I saw “1,000 FIRES” being ignited in 100 different Nations, then I saw the Spirit of Yeshua begin to move and manifest mightily upon the earth. He first came as a RAGING FIRE, then He came as a MIGHTY WHIRLWIND, then He came as an UNSTOPPABLE RUSHING RIVER bringing FORTH REVIVAL TO ALL FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH.

Then I heard these words in the realm of the Spirit,

“Daughter of man, behold I will come as a RAGING FIRE to purify and cleanse, then I will come as a MIGHTY WHIRLWIND to gather what has been scattered and to restore what has been lost, watch! For then I shall come as a MIGHTY RUSHING RIVER to replenish the weary and to revive the dead. Daughter of man tell My people to make ready, to make room and to make way, for My spirit will manifest suddenly, quickly and severely upon the earth”.

Veronika West, 19th July 2017

Now upon checking her Facebook for inserting the Ignite Ireland Ministry link I notice this powerful vision also received on Wednesday:

AN URGENT WORD FOR THE NATION OF AMERICA; KEEP PRAYING FOR PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, FOR GOD IS ABOUT TO MOVE IN YET STRANGER WAYS.

“I SAW MOLES BEING DRIVEN OUT OF THEIR HOLES AND BLACK SNAKES EMERGING FROM THEIR CAVES”!

Early hours of yesterday morning as I prayed for you as a Nation, Suddenly a vivid vision opened up before me where I saw in the Spirit realm, moles being driven out of their holes and black snakes began to emerge from the darkness of their caves. Now as the moles came out of their holes suddenly the black snakes began to devour the moles, Then I heard these words.

“I AM SENDING CONFUSION INTO THE CAMP OF THE ENEMY. WATCH! FOR THE MOLES ARE NOW BEING DRIVEN OUT OF THEIR HOLES AND BLACK SNAKES OUT OF THEIR CAVES, FOR NOW MY GOVERNING HAND IS MOVING TO UNCOVER AND EXPOSE EVERY EVIL WORK OF CORRUPTION AND DESTRUCTION THAT HAS BEEN HIDDEN AND CONCEALED UNDERGROUND FOR MANY DECADES, YES! FOR MANY HEADS WILL ROLL AS MY SWORD FALLS UPON THE NECK OF THE WICKED. FOR EVEN NOW MY SPIRIT OF TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE IS MOVING MIGHTILY AND STRATEGICALLY TO DRIVE OUT THE MOLES FROM THEIR HOLES AND THE BLACK SNAKES FROM THEIR CAVES, WATCH! FOR SURELY I TELL YOU A LYING SPIRIT HAS BEEN UNLEASHED AMOUNG THEM AND THEY SHALL TURN ON ONE ANOTHER AND SEEK TO KILL AND DESTROY EACH OTHER”..!

Veronika West, 19th July 2017

Amen and amen!

RB footnote – A Dream:

The ‘MIGHTY RUSHING RIVER’ reference astonished me because I’d seen one and MORE just before waking up yesterday a few hours before reading the above. Along with our Christian friends we were aboard a gigantic, ship-like vessel that made huge waves as it ploughed forcefully into a beach – and then rammed into it again but more deeply. I saw the impact made the nearby coastal area change shape.

Next, immense gushing floods came down an adjacent river and out to sea. Upon my waking I thought images of Monday’s flash-flood in Cornwall had stayed in mind – BUT although similar shapes and colours were in my view high up on that huge vessel, that recorded event was tiny in comparison with the immensity of what then happened – all I can say to convey the effect is: I recalled footage of the tsunami that hit Japan but what was coming was devoid of the detritus that had carried along with its flow! I sensed the whole land was being swamped with an immense flood of clear water. Then I awoke!

Hours later we returned from a ministry period over lunch-time at church. With our tall vicar Valentine, Nina and I worshiped, celebrated communion, waited on the Lord and prayed for the area and community.

Holy ‘rain’ featured for each of us in connection with the last item. During a quiet time I asked the Lord for more on that raging flood in my dream. Next, I heard Val quietly ask for something and so checked what he’d said, “Did you say ‘Open the floodgates of heaven’ Lord?“ I asked. “Yes!”  So amen to that, and I hadn’t yet told either of them about the dream; which I then did. But I knew he spoke into and unwittingly declared and released what happened in my dream!

In my dream I ‘sensed’ clear water was coming over the whole land behind a dirty flood. This afternoon I understood it signifies the land and people of Britain are parched dry by decades-long spiritual drought and are badly in need of rejuvenating spiritual water.

The dream-sequence may mean demonic and immoral filth that society’s wallowing in is first going to get washed away before an invisible deluge of the Lord’s holy living waters brings times of refreshing.

SHAKING and RE-BUILDING the CHURCH in the UK

Thank you Lord and to Bill and UK Prophetic Words for this received yesterday because it confirms my thoughts on heresy and apostasy within the C of E. and thus encouraged publication of Synod sides with satan – risk of Anglican schism/shaking. (NB. emphases and italicising mine).:

I AM GOING TO SHAKE THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE CHURCH

I saw in my prayer time a vision; I saw a ruler, a plumb-line. As I contemplated this vision, thoughts and understanding came to me as to its meaning. I felt the Lord saying,

“Measure yourselves by my plumb-line. Align yourselves with my Word and my Spirit, for these two together are my plumb-line, these are my spirit-level.”

The traditional, institutional church and its recent decisions on same sex relationships had been on my mind.

I felt the Lord saying,

“Watch and see, as I do a rebuilding of my church. I am going to shake the foundations of the church in your land. The walls are going to rattle the floors will be shaken as I shake off, remove and level those and reject those who have rejected me. Those who have rejected my Word I reject. I am shaking the church out of compromise. The very foundations and structures of the church will be shaken. Many are choosing the broad path, the god of compromise. They have turned my glory into shame. How long will they love delusions? Rather than seek the truth.”

Many scriptures came to my mind, such as , “multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision “. Many leaders, many of the institution of the ‘ church ‘ will have to choose between the path of compromise or the path of conflict. The path of complacency or the path of spiritual fervour. Whether to be loved by the world, or be hated by the world.

“Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you; because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY”…“My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me. Since you priests refuse to know me, I refuse to recognize you as my priests. Since you have forgotten the laws of your God.”

“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap”

I felt the Lord saying,

“This is not a time for rejoicing but a time for weeping and wailing. Look around you, many who call themselves by my name who claim to be my ‘church’ have made an alliance with satan . Their leaders have forgotten the God and Father of their fathers through whom I gave birth .They have spurned and rejected my word so I too spurn and reject them. Measure yourselves by my Word says the Lord; let it be the rule and the plumb-line. If it does not measure up then throw it out! The stones with which I built my house are built on the chief cornerstone, and on the foundation of prophets and apostles. These stones are crying out against those who have contaminated my house, as the contamination spreads the house will have to be torn down.’ The ‘church’, this institution make their decisions and their rules but did they consult me?

“Consider the future as you look at the past, how many of my ‘churches’ did not measure up, or remain ‘true’ as measured by my plumb-line?

“Many are following the traditions of men. Consider the ‘churches’ which are not my church. Are not many of them now lying derelict, have they not been turned into theatre halls, bars and restaurants? They craved after idolatry so I gave them over to their lusts and cravings. But my house will be called Holy! My true and accepted stones are not institutions but they are living stones, inscribed with ‘Holiness unto the Lord’; the filthy, the unregenerate, the sexually immoral, the idolaters will be rejected.

“For I will build my house with the plumb-line of my word and truth and by the Spirit of Holiness, my eternal word does not change.”

I hear the Lord say,

“You cry out for revival but I say cry out in repentance! My house will be called a house of prayer and yet it is through my intercessors and prayer warriors that my Spirit will bring revival through repentance and supplication.

“There is a rumbling, there is a shaking, there is change coming. You who crave revival, consider that with it comes a cost. It comes through sacrifice, with revival comes rejection by some of your peers. The religious among you will spurn you and say evil things about you.”

As I wrote these things down it was like writing a transcript as the thoughts flowed. I filtered the thoughts through my knowledge of scripture.

And I thought Lord, why do you give me the hard words? There are those who will reject this for they want the encouraging words, they want words to make them feel good. They want words of promise and edification. They want words of hope and joy.

And I remembered the scripture: “The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the LORD of hosts.’”

If the great awakening comes it must be marked out with repentance, changed lives that will put away immoral living who will seek Holiness and separation from the world. Let them come to us to find shelter under our care rather than the church going to the world to be friends. Be friends of sinners, but not friends with sinners. The sinner and the seeker will find love, joy and peace in an uncompromising message, an uncompromising Christ.

“When I survey the wondrous cross, On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ my God! All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His blood See from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down! Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, Or thorns compose so rich a crown Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too small; Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all.”

Bill Jennings, 18th July, 2017

Synod sides with satan – risk of Anglican schism/shaking

Jesus: “ALL authority has been given to Me in heaven and earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the Age.” [circa 33 AD, Matt 28: 18-20]

General Synod: “NO, not as it means keeping God’s word on sex and marriage! How dare we insult people with what You say and expect.” [July 2017 AD]

Thus begins the Great Apostasy foretold by the apostle to the Gentiles?

the Day of the Lord will not come unless the falling away comes first and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped…(2Thess 2:3-4)

The great falling away from faith in Christ Jesus has been gaining momentum for years. However, decisions and official declarations by the Church of England’s recent General Synod, the tricameral deliberative and legislative gathering of bishops, clergy and laity, means we could now regard the Great Apostasy as being ‘officially’ under way.

In my humble opinion, this synod may be the pivotal point for the Anglican communion moving into open schism. (We pray Her Majesty, as head of CoE, doesn’t endorse that decision for it would go against the personal witness of her Christmas broadcasts.)

In scriptural terms, the seed sown by satan amongst that sown by Jesus for the global harvest of souls is flowering and so the distinction between that ‘darnel’ and wheat is clearly noticeable. (This Middle-Eastern weed is indistinguishable from real wheat until ripe.) The ‘aha!’ light-bulb moment of “THIS IS ALL ABOUT TO BE FULFILLED” that had exploded in my head in 2009 as I searched for that parable in Matthew 13, is now coming true! (Hence my blogging about End-times.)

So, satan’s stooges beware! Sincerely repent, renounce and denounce satan and all its works. Turn from your wicked ways because Jesus’ harvesting angels will soon gather and burn you like rubbish before gathering the wheat of righteous souls for safe storage in His ‘barn’.

Many, many other scriptures spring to mind on this fundamental issue, especially where Jesus clearly implies not all Christians will go to heaven! HUH!!  We can’t choose our preferred ‘broad’ way when He instructs us to,

“Enter by the narrow gate for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. How narrow is the gate and confined is the way that leads to life, and there are few that find it…

“Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven.

“Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name and done many wonders in Your name?’

“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me you who practise lawlessness!’.”(Matthew 6:13-14 and 21-23)

There’s also the Apostles’ teachings, especially the revelation Paul received and told his protege Timothy:

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared by a hot iron…” (1Tim 4:1-2)

WHAT’S HAPPENED?

The preceding was drafted last Thursday but withheld as the word John Kilpatrick gave about The Shaking of earth and heavens took precedence. Developments have since confirmed the necessity of its publication, so I’ll now finish and publish together with a pertinent re-blog.

I was following events as monitored by Revd Dr Gavin Ashden, Christian Legal Centre CEO Andrea William’s contre-temps in the Synod with the Archbishop of York, as well as scathing material on their highly dubious aspects by politico-religious blogger Adrian Hilton and associates/readers at ‘Archbishop Cranmer’, viz:

** As well as the above post’s excellent insights, Gavin Ashenden writes in-depth on this matter in Sin At Synod – How The Church Forebad Forgiveness, and I will re-blog his coverage of a media report on the Synod next.

SOME REACTIONS

In deep disgust ‘Cranmer’ pens a satirical item over Synod’s endorsement of a motion that Conversion Therapy (aimed at altering sexual orientation) be banned. In fact, he disparagingly implies Synod should go the whole hog, or as in my above title support satan’s aims, and rewrites its formal announcement (providing link thereto).:

Church of England Votes to Ban Religious Conversion:  ‘The…General Synod has backed a motion calling for a ban on the practice of Religious Conversion, aimed at altering a person’s religious orientation.

‘Members of the Church’s national assembly, which is holding its annual July sessions in York, voted to endorse a Memorandum of Understanding on Religious Conversion, signed by The Christian ‘Truth is One’ School of Universal Reconciliation and others condemning the practice….

The full motion agreed was: That this Synod: (a) endorse the Memorandum of Understanding on Religious Conversion in the UK of November 2015, signed by The Christian ‘Truth is One’ School of Universal Reconciliation and others, that the practice of Religious Conversion has no place in the modern world, is unethical, potentially harmful and not supported by evidence; and 3 (b) call upon the Church to be sensitive to, and to listen to, contemporary and diverse expressions of religious identity; (c) and call on the government to ban the practice of religious proselytism.’

[Definition: Conversion of, or attempt to convert, (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another – Advocacy or promotion (a belief or course of action).]

Christian Concern took exception to the events, reporting Archbishop of York rejects the authority of the Bible and the teaching of the Church.:

‘During General Synod, Andrea Williams [of ‘House of Laity’] proposed an amendment inserting the words “as revealed in the Bible and the taught by the church” to a motion calling for politicians to “prioritise the common good of all people.”

‘Andrea spoke on the need for the Bible to inform our understanding of the common good. She also proposed another amendment to the motion calling for the protection of life, the promotion of marriage and family and the maintaining of Christian freedoms.

‘Both amendments were rejected by Synod, with the Archbishop of York John Sentamu replying: “If you’re going to serve the whole community please don’t limit our language…The Word became flesh and sadly we are now making it Word, Word and Word again. Resist the amendments.”

PERSONAL MUSINGS:

In mulling over these issues from the possible perspective of the Lord calling the CofE out of its ‘Lazarus grave’ (see 2014 post), a revivified church would be very different to what it was like and living as a very sick, terminally ill entity. This Synod could be part of what I foresaw 10 years previously of a rending of society’s rotten fabric as the Rock of Christ emerges for disciples to take a stand upon Him (as here).

That would mean a separation of righteous out of unclean: “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord” (2Cor 6:17), not an excommunication of heretics but a full-blown schism. Unless that is, Matthew 13’s parable is enacted beforehand by the physical removal of satan’s ‘plants’, or the Lord brings another Sovereign shaking!

Such ‘meanderings’ have since received confirmation through a prophetic word brought by Bill Jennings, published by UK Prophetic Words (and now posted as Shaking and Rebuilding the Church in the UK).

First, however; it’s important that readers be aware of the gravity of this situation; hence this overview. Next, we’ll examine how Synod’s and Parliamentarians’ actions fulfill End-times prophetic details given by Jesus and His apostle Paul…

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Visions of golden rain and of gold

The previous posts about London and Ilford and from Whitstable on God’s glory support last year’s vision-experience of the Lord’s glory falling like golden rain on streets of London, as seen by attendee of Forest Hill Community church (also of ‘tsunami of love’ from 2011). Thank you Lord for ‘God-incidental’ reminder of those from Beverley ‘Joy’ and from UK Prophetic Words’ email of this by Patsy Southway.:

GOLD,  GOLD  AND  MORE  GOLD!

Over this past month the Lord has been increasingly speaking to me about GOLD. This first started on the 5th June while I was in prayer.

I had a vision of a beach. I could see the waves coming in, foaming their way upon the sand. These waves were not tsunami type waves, just ‘normal’ waves. But as the waves receded GOLD droplets, nuggets, were left on the beach. Splashes from the waves too were like little droplets of gold.

As I continued to watch this scene, the amount of GOLD was increasing, of course, as the waves were building momentum. There was something very PURE and LOVELY about it all.

I asked, ‘What does this mean? Waves of GLORY? Wealth?’ But nothing was clear to me at the time.

Then the very next day, on the 6th June, again, whilst in prayer, I received a vision of a large flying bird. It was an Eagle with GOLD tips on its wings. More GOLD. Again, I asked the meaning of this and for the previous day’s vision of the waves bringing in the GOLD. I sensed that the Lord was saying that the Eagle was symbolic of myself and many others. That we have been ‘marked with gold’ prepared, through journey, through brokenness, through healing, through purification for something very precious that’s coming.

Then, on the 22nd June during the House Of Prayer meeting in our home, I saw a HUGE cloud of FIRE over the house and was reminded, (a friend reminded me) that this was the second time the Lord had shown us this. We had also received a prophetic word, previously, about this. That the Heavenly Fire Cloud over the property/land will be released to many hubs/gatherings/families/churches with the same effect that a rippling effect of a wave makes.

As I was journalling this later in the day, I was also given this scripture from 1 Peter 1:6-7:
‘In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, you have been grieved by various trials, that the GENUINENESS of your faith, being much more precious than GOLD that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.’

My thoughts, conclusion even, at that time was that many of us have been led through FIRES, in order to BE the FIRE OF GOD to the NATIONS and that HE brings us forth as GOLD.

Then, as we prepared to have some rest days away in Cornwall last week, in an amazing way (you know how God radically so confirms things sometimes!) the word GOLD cropped up everywhere:

A pair of boots I purchased – were labelled ‘RHINE GOLD’
Teabags, bought to take away – ‘GOLD TEABAGS’
We arrive at the site, in Cornwall and I was looking through the leaflets:
‘CORNWALL GOLD’ – JEWELLERY FROM THE HEART OF CORNWALL.
We walked into a pub and ordered drinks. I looked back towards the door to see the pub was called: THE GOLDEN LION!
Eating lunch out the following day, we asked for some vinegar, the label – ‘Aspell GOLDEN Malt Vinegar’
I have photos of all of these!

So, early the next morning, I spent some quality time talking with Papa and began to look up some meanings of GOLD.
The COLLINS ENGLISH DICTIONARY says:
GOLD is a valuable, yellow coloured metal that is used for making jewellery and ornaments and as an INTERNATIONAL currency.

The colour GOLD is associated with ABUNDANCE, PROSPERITY and WELL BEING.

I read in Genesis 2 that GOLD was used from the very earliest of times for ornaments. And that GOLD was extremely abundant please read (1 Chr 22:14; 2 Chr 1:15;) 2 Chr 9:13-14 ‘Now the weight of GOLD which came to Solomon in ONE year was 666 talents of gold!
The MOST HOLY PLACE within the Tabernacle and Temple were covered with GOLD. Ex 25:10-11 & 17-18 Apparently there are 189 Bible references about GOLD. I read most of them.

Interesting to note that Gold and Silver are products of God, not a man made product. God designed them to be intrinsically valuable and beautiful. GOLD does not tarnish or corrode. A precious metal, like GOLD is not only unharmed when tried by FIRE but becomes REFINED and PURE.

God is, and has, and will, refine US; to bring us forth as GOLD. At the same time it is easy for God to bring in GOLD in waves! It is easy for God to cause us to fly, like Eagles, Into places where our wing tips would touch the very GOLD of heaven and we will be marked for ever from eternity to eternity.

I’m seeing my Heavenly Father LONGING to give GOOD gifts to His children. I’m hearing him say, ‘Don’t be afraid of WEALTH in ALL its forms.’ SELAH….
I’m seeing many hearts and minds, including mine, being enlarged to encompass this ‘NEW’ that He is doing and even GREATER things He longs to release.

I want to encourage you – GO FOR THE GOLD! Give Him EVERYTHING! Just like Jesus gave up EVERYTHING for you and me. When we seeking to live that wonderful John 5:19 lifestyle that Jesus lived then heaven can release as much GOLD as it wants and we’ll know exactly what to do with it! It’s on its way!

Happy days!

Patsy Southway, 10th July 2017 – www.pickministries.com

St Takla Haymanout Coptic Orthodox Church Egypt – The Ark of the Covenant

RB’s notes:
  • Am amused by this ‘coincidental material’ as my new phone lies screen-down on papers looking like a slim, weighty bar of gold on this desk – only this weekend did I replace my 5-years old white HTC with new Sony phone to link with TV. Instead of getting the same colour I looked online and, unlike me, decided to pick the gold one!
  • Reference to vision of eagles reminds me of that of personal golden eagle (here).
  • See also The Glory of God Rising and Vision of Crown Over England.
  • ‘Coincidentally’ Veronika West has another instance, see next post.

Waves of Glory and Mercy about to drop on Britain

Robin Jegede-Brimson, whom I introduced in Developments in the Prophetical #2: South-east England, draws a prophetic community from churches across Kent to meetings in Whitstable. His v-blog (best seen in Chrome browser) and letter are published via Servant Ministries (original kept in view of extensive coding; hence uneven format):

WAVES OF GLORY IN SUMMER 2017 & BEYOND

A Prophetic Backdrop of Showers of Mercy on the UK

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Updates on the London area awakening – more!

Further to my post on events in London and Essex, I’m grateful to Jonathan Ely and Michael Marcel for important news about Ilford and to Tony Puccio for informing me today of America’s CBN News report on Saturday’s JustOne outreach in the Emirates Stadium. It’s also published in the UK’s Inspire Magazine and both are of unattributed author. The article reads:

‘The UK’s largest evangelism event since Billy Graham’s crusade decades ago hit the heart of Britain at the weekend with thousands responding to the Gospel message from evangelist J John.

”Literally, thousands of people have come forward to give their lives to Jesus,” said Peter Wooding, London Bureau Chief of the Global News Alliance.

‘The event should encourage Christians across the United Kingdom to pick up the banner of evangelism and begin sharing the Gospel, one national prayer leader said.

“I believe that God has already released a grace over the United Kingdom and it’s going to be very easy to get saved in Britain and this is just a foretaste,” Jonathan Oloyede told Wooding.

‘High profile performers such as Matt Redman, Hillsong London, and Noel Robinson led worship and a number of speakers including Canon Andrew White, Julia Immonen, Lord Michael Hastings, and Linvoy Primus also ministered to the crowd.

‘J.John told Premier Christianity in an interview last month that the world needs to see the church engaging in mass evangelism.

“There is biblical authority and historical precedent for mass evangelism. I find it significant that outside the increasingly secular West, mass evangelism has continued, particularly in the majority world, with some spectacular rallies in places like Africa,” J.John said.

“Mass evangelism reminds the world that the Church is not dead. It’s easy to ignore a few little fellowships hidden away in anonymous buildings in a dozen suburbs. It’s much less easy if there are tens of thousands of people in your city’s main stadium. JustOne at the Emirates Stadium is the first of many anticipated stadium events.”

‘Plans are for the next stadium event to be on 9 June 2018 at Gillingham FC’s Priestfield Stadium in Kent.

‘Watch Peter Wooding’s interview with Jonathan Oloyede here (presently not available) and catch up with the latest at JustOne here.’

ILFORD, ESSEX.

Jonathan emailed on what’s happening at Capstone Church the day after my blogging on JustOne & Ilford: “So many miracles happening, fire of God, I am watching every night on livestream and going at least twice a week.  Extended to 31 July 4 nights a week”

Michael’s longer news followed soon afterwards: “I have been to six meetings so far, but unfortunately I missed the most powerful one on Sunday!

“In my opinion Jereme Nelson has released something into Capstone Church – I will not call it revival or an awakening yet, but I do believe it is a renewal/refreshing and it depends on us as to whether it becomes a revival/awakening…

Michael’s most emphatic: “We have not had something like this in our nation for a long time and it could develop into something wonderful…. I urge you to make a sacrifice and come to a meeting. I believe that these are meetings which you go to to receive what is on offer and then take it back to your church/friends and release it. Two of my friends who are no slouches when praying for people came for two nights last week and they said their anointing went up a level…

“There are signs and wonders already happening. I attach a video of a fan next to Miranda Nelson which has a flame in the middle of it. Jerame said it was a sign that the Lord was fanning something into flame! Also the keyboard started to play on its own. There have also been a number of people healed this week.

“For this refreshing to continue and develop it needs new people to come each night, which will give it momentum. I know it is not the easiest place to get to, but it is where God told the pastors to build a church…Please come and please spread the word around.”

He sent this late Mon pm: ‘The pastor of Bethel Church Preston brought a mini-bus full of his congregation to Capstone Church the week before last, and then drove back after the meeting arriving at 5.00am! They were seriously hungry!

‘A lady in her 70’s who went with him to Capstone was at another church meeting in Lytham St Annes. She told the pastor what was happening and he told the congregation. Hungry people lined up for her to pray for them and the anointing of God was so powerful that people five back fell over when she prayed.

‘The meetings in Capstone, Ilford are going on until the end of the month at least so please try to come, or go to Preston.’

A new season in the prophetic

Thank you to UK Prophetic Words and to Kathy Laity for permission to re-publish this timely word posted on 4th July from the Lord on the essence of the prophetic gifting:

THE SEASON OF PROPHETS

“There is a birthing in the new prophetic season which requires caution and constant enquiring of Me to come forth in the fullness of what I desire. The enemy seeks to distort the pure, clear stream which flows directly from My throne.flows directly from My throne.

“Watch out for and root out his ploys from within your own lives. He seeks to use impure motives of the heart to derail and to discredit the move of the Prophets that I am raising up in this land.

“The true signs that I am elevating a prophetic voice are:

• Humility is stamped in their every fibre
• Being willing to honour and prefer others without pushing forward to be heard themselves
• They do not add to, exaggerate or embellish the revelation with their own additions
• They are not seeking a name for themselves but only to honour My name and everything they do points to Me, not them
• They seek unity, inter-dependency with My body and are submissive to My leaders in authority
• They are teachable and correctable, willing to admit they only see, hear and discern in part
• They have died to their own selfish ambitions
• They love My church and My people
• They have learnt to love even when bringing My correction
• They do not stand as harsh harbingers of justice but move always with a heart of mercy, weeping with the broken heart of Heaven over evil ways.

“These are the Prophets I elevate. These are the ones I share My heart with and the secrets of Heaven. Trustworthy, refined by the fire of My testing and having emerged as pure gold, who know they are nothing and nobody without Me.

“In this birthing, it will not be those who shout loudest, who self-promote or who use soulish personality that I will elevate but vessels who know they cannot stand unless I turn up. Look and discern My people for these are pure vessels and listen carefully to what I release through them.

“Some are young in age but I have accelerated their maturing. Do not look down on them or despise them for their youth. Humility recognises when I have opened a platform for someone.

“I am causing different streams of My Spirit to come together so the flow will greatly increase. The diversity of each stream will mingle and join. There will be a greater empowerment as each learns to embrace what I’ve imparted to the others. No one stream has the full revelation but now I’m drawing the tributaries to flow together into one mighty roaring river of My presence deluging the dry and barren land which will respond with rapid blooming and fruitfulness.”

Supporting Scriptures:

Philippians 2v3 – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves.

James 3v16 – For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

Romans 12v10 – Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves.

1 Peter 2v17 – Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honour the emperor

1 Corinthians 13 v4ff – Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease…..For we know in part and prophesy in part…….for now we see only a reflection as in a mirror……..The greatest of these is love.

Isaiah 35v1-2 – The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom.

Isaiah 35v6 – Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert

Hebrews 13v17 – Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.

Rev 22v1 – Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.

1 Timothy 4 v 12 – Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

Kathy Laity, Hephzibah Strategic House of Prayer, 30th June 2017

GPS#8 – on Britain becoming a ‘fisher of souls’ once again

Digital Globe by Cooldesign, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

Yet another triple-strike of pieces for the ‘Invisible Jigsaw‘! Thank you Lord.

BUT today I’ve had such bother with internet dropouts again. Editing and finalising with screen going blank so my draft often failed to save properly. Thus it didn’t correct the url or permalink title from last night’s draft. The publication date should read Wednesday 5th July 2017 not 4th July – or does the Lord view it as ‘Britain’s Independence from EU Day’? !! (See Why Leave The EU? for latest.)

A couple of readers over the ‘Pond’ in North and Central America independently contacted me about a couple of prophecies on Brexit: Britain leaving the European Union. Then in came a ‘signal’ from less than a mile away!!

Yesterday, I received an email from a sister from the UK serving in central America about a year-old blog of mine – AND which is ‘God-incidentally’ relevant to a comment on last week’s first post!  Therefore, both contributions warrant close attention. Sister ‘J’ writes,

“I came across your blog a year back around the time of Brexit and have been following it ever since with interest.  I’m writing to you personally, rather than posting on your blog because my comments have to do with a blog you posted a year ago (28th June) entitled New Britain: free to fish for souls again and I wasn’t sure if I posted there whether it would be read..

“I have only just come across this post through following links from one of your latest posts.  It struck me at once that two significant things have happened in the past week or so: The launching of a new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and the declaration by the government of reclaiming our fishing rights around Britain.  As what happens in the material (world) so often is a reflection of that which is occurring in the spiritual, it made me consider that perhaps these words were now beginning to be fulfilled (and) submit this for your consideration and comment.”

In response to my acknowledgement ‘J’ replies, “…it also occurs to me to wonder whether the challenge that HMS Elizabeth had in leaving port (with inches to spare on either side according to the Daily Telegraph report) is also a picture of the delicate (yet successful) negotiations ahead of us in leaving the EU.

I couldn’t agree more with you ‘J’, but a minor point: the ‘battleship’ in that post turns out to be a much more powerful warship! Let’s check extracts from the two visions in that Brexit post (click title to read in full – emphases mine):

NEW BRITAIN: LOOSED FREE TO FISH FOR SOULS AGAIN 

(Vision of Battleship Britain Being Released from EU-rope – Debbie Jean ) ‘I… saw in a vision in a prayer meeting a couple of weeks ago….The Lord showed me a big grey battleship docked with heavy ‘guide’ ropes at a mooring…as I saw the big old type grey battleship…I heard the Lord speak to my spirit and tell me to ‘release the heavy guide ropes’ as we did this prophetically in prayer…the battleship began to separate itself from its ‘dock’ and move away from the shore…

(I Will Restore What Has Been Stolen From Great Britain – Maria June Williams) …”Do not grieve for what was lost but rejoice for this is the year of Jubilee and I will restore what has been stolen from your nation. Once again you will be known as the “fishers of men”, I will make you into a great fishing nation again, and I will give back what you have been robbed of through the deceitfulness and cunning of man and his laws….” 

Her contact reminded me of American Tony Puccio’s quip last week at the close of his contribution to Cleansing and Preparing for the Lord’s Glory to Visit Britain. We considered his comments in Paws4Thought, except for the last:

“You will have to be sure to send some of those “fishing boats” across the pond when all heaven breaks loose in Great Britain.”

I responded about that matter being the gist of the anointed word Lydia Marrow brought, “The Redcoats Are Coming! The British Are Coming!” BUT I’d forgotten about what my cyber-friend was really referring! He’d blogged last year in his post Brexit as follows, maybe in response to my above post (note: US-style dates):

“I had a vision just before going to bed the night of 06/30/2016 and it has stayed with me upon waking. In the vision I saw Europe except it was broken up in pieces with each piece floating independently in the ocean. I saw people on each of these pieces with oars in their hands and they were all trying to row their individual  piece towards each other but to no avail. Then I heard a voice say, “What’s done is done”.

“Later on that day I saw the same pieces as I describe above only instead of people with oars, I saw people with fishing poles and their lines were dropped into the ocean. I take this to be evangelism. Possibly evangelism could be a result of these events. I entitled the posting Brexit because this is what I sensed the vision had to do with.”

A year previously Tony had blogged in England Ablaze (one of several on ‘boats’):

“I saw a vision of the country of England as I was driving today 08/16/2015.  What I saw was a topographical map of England. In what looked like the uppermost right hand corner of the county I saw a small fire begin. What came to mind here is what the Lord told me a while ago which was don’t despise small beginnings.  I saw a mouth blow on the small flame and the flame grew to a fire and the fire eventually engulfed the whole of England.

“Along with this vision I saw a country(ies) in the same way I saw England which was a topographical map. I saw deep cracks which I saw as division in the Land and got the sense that healing will be forthcoming as well of these lands. The lands were related to England.

“This morning, 08/17/2015, am adding to the vision I saw yesterday. In today’s vision I saw many many row boats, note that I said row boats and not ocean liners, leaving the shores of England for other parts of the world. Each of the boats had a small crew and I only saw one person rowing.”

NOW, back to the present – and future!

Puzzle in Sky by Idea Go, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

ADDITIONAL CONFIRMATION – A 3rd PIECE ADDED TO THE PICTURE!

Also yesterday, the director of Acorn Christian Healing Foundation, Revd Wes Sutton, delivered a powerful message at the Tuesday morning service for healing. Newly ordained into the CoE priesthood at the weekend, Wes spoke on the necessity of submitting to Jesus Christ as Lord as an essential prerequisite for being anointed in the power of the Holy Spirit, as is clearly implied in Apostle Peter’s address to the curious crowd after the disciples received the Holy Spirit on Pentecost (Acts 2:14-36).

As an example relevant to the British Isles, Wes told about the 1921 Fisherman’s Revival in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth in Suffolk.  Fishermen from Aberdeen tracking shoals of herring down the North Sea coast visited those towns and the powerful presence of God brought them to repentance. Thus, they returned on fire for God to their various Scottish towns. Mainly because of the terrible weather 1921, was one of the worst herring harvests on record but it was a great year for the harvest of souls, as Michael Marcel notes in his huge resource UK Wells.

So we pray our 21st Century Britain soon sends out fishers for human souls, not just Dover sole.

As below, Isaiah 55:10-11 refers to how the Lord looks after His word of scripture and we may, not presumptuously, expect Him to also watch over rhema words given to today’s prophetical voices and bring about fulfillment in due course. We can think of His ‘Global Prophetical Signalling’ system as enabling those ‘in Jesus’ not only to discern what He’s saying but also to monitor the progress and performance of prophecies.

“…My word that goes forth from My mouth it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” 

Selah…