Declarations over all involved in British politics

We join and stand with Suzanne Ferrett at Passion For The Nation in making these declarations which she published yesterday and today:

It is unusual for me to put out a declaration on a Sunday, and I am aware that there will be many differing views over the current proposed Brexit Bill. However, I felt a strong warning from God, that we need to pray and declare during this weekend, as well as Parliament next week, that God’s purposes are fulfilled.

First Declaration

“Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance”  Psalm 2: 8

Lord, we thank You for our Godly heritage and declare it will be recovered, restored and connected to Your future purpose for this nation in Jesus’ Name, and that this nation will step into God-given identity.

We acknowledge You as the Alpha and Omega, the One who is sovereign and rules in love and truth over the nations, that Your ways are higher than our ways, and Your thoughts higher than our thoughts.

We thank You for all those You have positioned for this time, irrespective of party allegiance. We speak Your strength, Your wisdom and Your mantle of authority upon them, that Your voice will be heard, clearly sounding above and beyond every other voice.

We declare this is the day for Your Kingdom to be manifest, not only in outcomes but also in heart and processes. We declare the Cabinet, Government and Opposition parties will work shoulder to shoulder as Kingdom vision rises above party allegiance and personal preference.

We speak alignment with Your will and Your desire over every conversation taking place (this weekend) within constituency associations, between MPs and over the choices and decisions of those who have recently resigned, that an atmosphere of peace, hope and truth will reign over our land, cancelling every plan of the enemy to bring deception or manipulation or fear – in Jesus’ Name.

Second Declaration

As I stated yesterday, I felt a strong warning from God, that we need to be both praying and declaring over Parliament this week. Thank you to all those who are standing in that place at this time. Please do continue to use yesterday’s declaration.

“The Voice of the Lord echoes through the skies and seas. The Glory – God reigns as He thunders in the clouds. So powerful is His voice, so brilliant and bright, how majestic as He thunders over the great waters (sea of humanity)” Psalm 29:3-4 (Passion Translation)

We declare God is the King of Kings and the Lord of Glory, that He rules over the nations in love and we praise Him for the power of His word released into our world.

Lord, we declare Your people will stand in the full assurance that Your love, Your word and Your covenant with us will never fail, and in the flow of Your purposes for our nation at this time. We decree a new level of love and commitment to the fabric of the land will be released from Heaven, touching hearts, changing priorities and shifting values.

We thank You for all those You have positioned within our parliamentary system for this time, irrespective of party allegiance. We speak Your strength, Your wisdom and Your mantle of authority upon them, that Your voice will be heard, clearly sounding above and beyond every other voice. We declare the Cabinet, Government and Opposition parties, will work shoulder to shoulder, as Kingdom vision rises above party allegiance, political agendas and  personal preference. We stand in Your grace and we declare a fresh alignment of the words and thoughts of our leaders with Your will, that Your plans for this nation will be established.

Now, in the Name of Jesus we decree, the boundaries, borders and sovereignty of our nation; judicial, legislative, physical, spiritual, political and economic, will be marked out according to our Kingdom destiny and purpose. That which You would disconnect will be disconnected, and that which You would connect will be connected.

AMEN

Houses of Parliament: courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net

For an introduction to Passion For The Nation read the closing section of that title in this post about King Alfred and (P4N’s) Spiritual Magna Carta.

Fulfilled Prophecies #31: ‘Brexit’ Becomes British Law

On Tuesday 26th June 2018, 733 days after the Referendum of voters’ preference for either remaining in or leaving the European Union, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gave her Royal Assent to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill and it became an Act of Parliament.

In its press release the Dept for Exiting the EU states, ‘This historic Act will make sure the UK’s laws – entwined with over 40 years of EU law – continue to work from the day we leave, ensuring a smooth and orderly exit. It does this by transferring EU law into UK law where appropriate and creating temporary powers to correct the laws that will no longer operate appropriately.

‘Now that the Act has become law, the Government can start to use the powers in the Act to prepare our statute book for our exit from the EU. Work on this will begin in the coming weeks as Departments start to lay the relevant secondary legislation in Parliament.

‘This marks the next essential step in ensuring that the UK is ready for life after we have left the European Union.’ (Click above link for Secretary of State David Davis’ remarks.)

Credit Ton Snoei – Prophecy TodayUK

On a personal note, I’m extremely pleased that my eligibility to vote for the first time in early 1970’s has at long last been overturned. My late father annoyed me by saying, “You can’t put wise heads on young shoulders!”, but I was an idealist fresh out of the hippy era and its ‘Age of Aquarius’ that looked for a ‘brave new world’. Having grown up under the real threat of MAD (mutually assured destruction) nuclear war, objected to the atrocities of the never-ending Vietnam war and the global threats of communism versus rampant capitalism, the saner concept of a European Common Market keeping both of them apart offered the promise of a future of peace, prosperity and security. I suppose that could be why many Millennials prefer to remain in the EU – but ‘oldies’ have lived through and seen its increasingly undemocratic megalomania and say, “Beware!”

Perhaps Her Majesty was pleased to affix her signature to the final version of the Bill?

Did you note the sequential number (#31) of this ‘fulfilled prophecy’? (The title is in the plural because there are so many prophetic visions and words about this critical matter – see linked compilation).

I wasn’t going to use that phrase in the title but got suddenly and strongly nudged! AND LOL – I assure you this hasn’t been engineered, because I realised that’s the numerical reverse of number #13 (‘unlucky for some’) which happens to be used for the Noakes’ prophecy about the fall of the EU…!!

Could the Lord be using this to confirm or hint at something??

Grateful thanks to the unknown creator of this splendid illustration

PS. SERVER FOLLIES! Absolutely fascinating that after I saved this draft and hit the ‘preview’ button the pc screen went totally blank and unresponsive for a minute or more! Slowly it returned to life as one tab-screen after another licked back on but nothing on WordPress as a server note indicated it was trying to access the cache. Then I added this PS and hit ‘publish’ – BUT the finished article doesn’t show on blog’s home page!!

Then I find it in listing of posts showing a publication time stamp of 13:24, whereas the email notification of this new post shows ’16:45′. WEIRD! WordPress’ proxy servers must be falling out of synchronisation. So instead of being top post it’s second down the home page! Don’t you just love it!

NB: The few times such cyber-chicanery happens to be when I’m working on a critical topic; or is it just coincidence – or maybe my accidentally using two editing tab-screens?

‘An often baffling episode in the Brexit story…’

Today’s brief editorial ‘An arcane victory’ in the Daily Telegraph concludes:

This has often been a baffling episode in the Brexit story, but the EU Withdrawal Bill is finally through Parliament to make a reality of the referendum decision two years ago.’ (That is, Thursday 23rd June 2016.)

YET intercessors and prophetical Christians are far from baffled because we’re well aware of the deep, spiritual dimension of this struggle. So I thank all who’ve prayed for our liberation from the bureaucratic bondage of Brussels.

Personally, I well recall the ‘coincidental’ glytch of our underground landline being out of action during that June, but thank the Lord that somehow the internet part remained in operation – see New Britain’s Independence Day – My Internet Flooded!

What is especially satisfying, even more than readers’ contributions and valued support, is the past fortnight of having witnessed divinely directed dovetailing of prophetical gifting with Bible prophecy, as in my Scriptural Meditation on Parliamentary Plotting.

The Lord’s explanation of a public event to a prophetic intercessor very soon came to pass in an unwitting connection with the leader of the conservative’s European Reform Group making a scriptural allusion to anti-democratic opposition.  My following the Lord’s leading from that scripture brought us to the heart of the matter in Revelation 18:4 – which powerfully confirms the wording of the warning David Noakes brought in November 2015.

Also, another scripture brought this week came into action:

“Is not My Word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” (Jeremiah 23:28-29)

Scriptural meditation on Parliamentary plotting

“The Prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream.

“And he who has My Word, let him speak My Word faithfully.

“What is the chaff to the wheat, ?” says the Lord.

“Is not My Word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” (Jeremiah 23:28-29)

You have exalted above all things Your Name and Your Word. (Psalm 138:2 NRSV – Revd Wes Sutton @ Acorn)

Dear reader, My personal preference, as announced some years ago, is to be apolitical in the national political debate because the Kingdom of God has overarching priority. My purpose, therefore, whenever covering politics is to inform you of a possible Kingdom perspective upon issues which affect our nation.

There may be at least one British parliamentarian who’s either spiritually discerning, or else acutely astute in his perception of the non-physical nature of the forces behind the anti-democratic attempts to prevent Britain leaving the EU. It is the ‘Right Honourable’ Member of Parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg – and it may apply to the highly respected Labour Frank Field too. He demands the abolition of the House of Lords (or “cave dwellers” as JRM describes them) if they betray voters over Brexit!

Later, we’ll consider how his remarks and criticisms relating to events fit in with, and even open up, the Word of God…First a quick recap:

THE ‘FOX’ PROPHETIC WORD

You may recall what Veronika West says the Lord revealed to her during the Trooping the Colour ceremony when all present and those watching around the world saw a fox brazenly run onto Horse Guards’ Parade and prance around before leaving. Veronika received an instruction on the deeply symbolic meaning of that minor incident. It relates to treachery behind the scenes that will be publicly exposed. In fact, it poses a great threat to our nation in these times:
“Daughter look and see for the Spirit of Herod seeks to destroy and annihilate the Vision and Destiny of this Nation, WATCH AND PRAY! for this cunning, crafty and treacherous Spirit is now operating over the Government and the Church in this Nation”! (Read in full here.)

Within days, the prophetic action and its meaning was repeated and became apparent to the nation soon after the Daily Mail’s scoop exposing the leader of the pro-Remain Tory rebels visiting the European Commission’s London offices and meeting several anti-Brexit plotters there. Later, after having published that item I skimmed TV channels as I was about switch off and retire for the evening. In doing so I caught the late-night discussion programme Question Time, which I never take time to follow, and heard an exceptionally interesting rebuke from author/journalist Isabel Oakeshott to the person whom one may easily assume could take that role of ‘fox’; Dominic Grieve MP.

And so I resolved to catch up with QT on iPlayer as soon as possible. I took delight in hearing Isabel politely saying after he’d droned on for four minutes, “The problem is, Dominic, people don’t trust you!” Follow her justifiable reasons and accurate criticisms from the video’s 5:00 mark by clicking on this image:

THE SCRIPTURAL SLANT

The first clue to the direct application of the Word of God as a ‘hammer’ lies in leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg’s reaction to his fellow MP’s action in meeting the anti-democrats (Fulfilled Prophecy #30):

If you sup with the devil you should use a long spoon, and he is using an egg spoon.”

We’ll soon see where this may take us.

Question Time was Thursday evening and the next morning saw Charles Moore’s op-ed in the Daily Telegraph. In closing his incisive analysis Remain zealots forget democracy in Britain is all about meaningful votes, Charles warns (emphasis mine):

“I am not sorry, though, that the phrase “meaningful vote” now bulks so large. It is at the heart of the whole, long argument about our membership of the EU. Over centuries, Britain achieved a parliamentary system based on the idea that people’s votes, and the votes of the people they voted for, were meaningful. Then it gave half of this away to Europe. By voting Leave, we insisted that our votes must recover their meaning. If that vote is now rendered meaningless, we shall lose faith in voting itself. Then there will be Hell to pay”.

Then on Monday came the big government defeat by the House of Lords for Parliament to get a “meaningful vote” in having a say in Brexit negotiations – thus tying PM Theresa May’s hands in negotiating with Brussels. Jacob Rees’-Mogg reacted that ‘meaningful vote’ was being used to “obstruct Brexit” and “thwart the Referendum result”!

STOP PRESS>> BBC News Live: ‘Theresa May wins ‘meaningful vote’ battle., which means Grieve’s group surrendered and their rebellion is over! He threw in the towel on hearing fresh assurances on Parliament’s sovereignty and rights being put in the hands of a man with highly questionable reputation, the Speaker of the House of Commons!!

So the Commons voted to ignore the peers and bishops larger majority against the EU Withdrawal Bill. Liam Fox, International trade secretary, told BBC the option of a no-deal Brexit had been left firmly on the table: “There is no change to the fundamental issue here which is the government cannot be forced by Parliament to negotiate something which it does not want to do.”

THE WORD OF GOD LEADS

Mulling over Jacob’s reference to supping with satan I checked the scriptures and my Bible’s cross-references led to a highly apposite conclusion in The Apocalypse, which opens: ‘The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants – things which must shortly take place’...!!

Here’s that scripture trail (courtesy BibleGateway.com) with its most apposite subheads and I leave you to weigh and contemplate with the Lord:

  • 1 Cor 10 [Flee from Idolatry] 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons. 22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He? : x-refc leads to:
  • 2 Cor 6 [Be Holy] 14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.” 17 Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you. 18 “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”: x-refc to:
  • Rev 18 [The Fall of Babylon the Great4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities….” 

Thus, the Jacob Rees-Hogg’s scriptural allusion leads directly to that of the climax of the whole Bible, the downfall of the scarlet woman of ‘Babylon’ and the demonic beast, over which heaven is full of exultation. Then Christ and His army defeat and capture the beast and false prophet and bind satan for 1,000 years during the rule of Jesus with His saints.

Note also, those verses of Rev 18 are powerfully echoed in the warning David Noakes brought from the Lord urging Britain to come out of the EU – for updates see  Fulfilled Prophecy #13.

BABYLON IN EUROPE

Over the past few decades many evangelical and dispensational theologians taught that modern Europe in the form of the Treaty of Rome and European Union are one and the same as the prophesied ‘revived Roman Empire’ and ‘Babylon’. To the early Christians, Rome was Babylon. In the NT Babylon is symbolic of sinful humanity and our capacity of self-delusion, sinful pride, ambition and demonised depravity – thus, a world culture in rebellion against God. The dispensational interpretation of prophecy says Babylon in Revelation 18 represents the satanic world system in its godless industrial, economical commercialization in contrast to Rev 17 where apostate religious forces are represented.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the European Parliament was designed with the Tower of Babel in mind – as many critics of the EU have noted and as stated in the early posts on this blog covering the issue of getting out of the Union. (Click image to read Neil Mackereth’s notes on this and much more in Significant Spiritual Signs.)

[Flame illustration courtesy of Acorn Christian Foundation]

Dr Clifford Hill: trumpet call to battle for Britain!

Y’day I was pondering an open vision in 2004 of the splitting of the rotten fabric of our once United Kingdom, and in Parliament openly displaying the depths to which we have descended because of our rejection of Judaeo-Christian values. (See Comments upon the Collapse of Society posted 2011.)

Quickly checking my in-tray shows this from Revd Dr Clifford Hill, is essential reading (please be free to add to the discussion therein):

BLOWING THE TRUMPET 

A CALL TO BELIEVERS TO BATTLE FOR THE NATION

I don’t often have a sleepless night worrying about the state of the nation. But I did on Wednesday night after watching the chaotic scenes in Parliament that led to the expulsion from the chamber of the leader of the Scottish Nationalist MPs, followed by their mass walkout.

No, I wasn’t worrying about the possibility of another Scottish Referendum and the breakup of the Union, or about the effect upon our parliamentary democracy of the battle between the Lords and the Commons over Brexit. I was worrying about Bible-believing Christians in Britain being no longer involved in the battle for Brexit.

I am convinced that it was praying, Bible-believing Christians who, through their intercession in the days leading up to the historic 2016 Referendum, helped to produce a majority in favour of leaving the European Union. That this was achieved despite the predictions of the pundits and the enormous effort of the establishment, European and world leaders and the mainstream media, all trying to persuade Brits to stay shackled to the EU, is nothing short of miraculous.

But the Referendum battle was only a minor skirmish in comparison with what is happening now, as the Remainers mobilise their forces to reverse the decision and force Britain to stay within the European Union. That is their intention – nothing less – despite all their protests that they are only trying to ensure good trade deals.

My greatest worry is that I sense that many Christians no longer watch the news and follow the developments in the Brexit process because they are tired of it all, or because it’s all so depressing. Yes, it is! But if Christians opt out of the battle the consequences are unbelievably disastrous. The Bible reminds us that “Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labour in vain” (Ps 127).

“If Christians opt out of the battle the consequences are unbelievably disastrous.”

HAVE CHRISTIANS GIVEN UP?

Britain’s prospective release from the European Project and its demonic powers offers a wonderfully open future, potentially full of prosperity and new life. But this can only be achieved where there is sufficient faith in God to allow for his guidance and blessing to be influential in our national affairs.

My fear today is that many Christians have given up battling in prayer for Britain. Yes, I know what I wrote a year ago about not simply praying for prosperity, but that did not mean that we should not pray for God to use these times of trouble to bring a spirit of repentance into the nation.

I strongly believe in God’s promise given through Jeremiah: “If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned” (Jer 18:7).

I note that Jeremiah kept calling for repentance right up to the time when the Babylonian army surrounded the walls of Jerusalem: he knew that if the people put their trust in the Lord they would have been kept safe from the most powerful army in the world, even at that late hour. God would have done something at the last moment to save his people!

But the huge danger today is that many Bible-believing Christians have grown weary of the battle raging among our political masters. What came to me during my sleepless night was that many Christians do not understand the nature of the battle: it is not just a political battle, or a fight to save our democracy; it is part of a major spiritual conflict over the Judeo-Christian heritage – and future – of Western civilisation.

“Many Christians do not understand the spiritual nature of the battle.”

SPIRIT OF LAWLESSNESS

I believe we have reached a period in the history of the world where the most incredible spiritual battle is taking place – both in the heavenlies and upon earth – for the future influence of the biblical revelation of truth given through the advent, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Worn outside Parliament on June 13, 2018. Note small print!

It may be that what we are seeing is the release of the ‘man of lawlessness’ to which Paul refers in 2 Thessalonians 2. The spirit of rebellion against God, together with the rapid rise of anti-Semitism and the increase in the persecution of Christians in all parts of the world, are symptoms of the great spiritual battle that is raging in our lifetime.

Paul warns believers not to under-estimate the spiritual powers of darkness that are involved. He says “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph 6:12).

My fear is that most Christians do not understand the nature of this battle. They “have eyes but do not see…ears but do not hear” (Jer 5:21; also Mark 8:18). But Paul wrote that God’s plan was to use the ‘community of believers’ (the congregation of saints) “to make known the manifold wisdom of God to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Eph 3:10)!

SOUNDING THE CALL

If I am right in what I believe I am hearing in my quiet times, the world is rapidly moving into a period of incredible turmoil, with Europe and Israel at the centre of the battle. Once the civil war in Syria is over the attention of the Islamic world will turn to Israel and Britain needs to be free of European shackles if we are to respond as we should before God.

The greatest need today is for Bible-believing Christians, not only in Britain, but across the world, to recognise the nature of the battle and to seek the Lord for the right prayer strategy. Then, the forces of light may be mobilised by the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring his message of salvation to the nations and overcome the spirit of death that is driving the nations to destruction.

A trumpet call to prayer must be sounded among Christians – and we can all play our part in this.

Dr Clifford Hill, 15th June 2018

PS: Clifford’s warning on the The Referendum: An Exercise in Bullying was amongst the first flurry of posts on this blog in well over a dozen in the lead-up to the Referendum, and the first in my series UK/EU In/Out. A full list appears in the Brexit versus EU hub.

Photo Credits:
  • NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images
  • Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/Press Association Images.

[Re-published with kind permission of the editor of Prophecy Today.]

Fulfilled Prophecy #30: today’s press scoop exposes anti-Brexit schemers

Spotted this EXCLUSIVE scoop headline on this morning’s (Thursday) newsstand. It wasn’t possible to ignore and walk away, knowing recent prophetic revelations into this week’s skullduggery in Parliament and particularly within Government.

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Bearing in mind the closing promise Veronika West heard from the Lord last weekend,

“Daughter just as the fox was seen on parade square in the light of day, out in the open for everyone to see, Watch! As My Spirit of Truth and Righteousness moves to uncover, expose and bring to light the works of wickedness and witchcraft in the land, and Watch! For those who have dishonoured Me and who have turned away and rebelled against My plans and purposes in the Nation, I will cause them to be stripped naked and paraded out in the open before all men, FOR NO LONGER WILL MY JUSTICE AND VINDICATION TARRY IN THIS NATION”!

then I note the Mail’s executive political editor Jack Doyle’s coverage of EU ‘Remainer’  Dominic Grieve, and his quoting the influential leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg’s judiciously insightful remarks on that leader of the Tory rebels:

“He is someone I trust and when he says he is not trying to frustrate Brexit I believe him, but the people he is associating with are clear they do want to stop Brexit.

If you sup with the devil you should use a long spoon and he is using an egg spoon.” (Emphasis RB)

‘Despite insisting they are not trying to reverse Brexit,’ writes Jack, ‘the MPs are threatening to back a House of Lords amendment that would make it impossible to leave the EU without a ‘deal’. It would also put Parliament in charge of the final stage of the negotiations. Minutes after Mr Grieve left yesterday’s meeting the participants started planning on a campaign for a second referendum to stop Brexit.

‘Mr Rees-Mogg said it was “completely improper” for the Commission to allow its buildings “to be used in a domestic political controversy. We fund the EU and it should not use our money to interfere in our domestic affairs,” he said.

‘Sir Bill Cash, chairman of the Commons European scrutiny committee, said: “It’s clear that Mr Grieve is consorting with those people who are all intent on reversing Brexit. It makes his claim that he is trying to be helpful to the Government transparent nonsense.”

‘Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith said: “I’m surprised if he is meeting with a whole load of people whose sole purpose is to stop Brexit when he has said it is not his intention to do so.”

The Mail’s scoop lies in spotting Grieve ‘slipping into the European Commission’s Smith Square HQ in London yesterday for a private meeting of campaigners set on reversing the result of the referendum. 

‘Attendees included Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell and Tory and Lib Dem peers who have rebelled over Brexit. Also present were leaders of People’s Vote, which campaigns for a second referendum, Open Britain, the successor organisation to the official Remain campaign, and Best for Britain, the anti-Brexit group backed by financier George Soros.’

Now where have we heard that last name before?  As the subject of Fulfilled Prophecy #29, and all this information validates the word Veronkia West brought about the spirit of Herod at work against Great Britain.

PS. A few weeks ago it was reported Soros has injected £6M into anti-Brexit groups – see Richard’s Watch Facebook.

The pressure cooker

Thank you ‘Nicholas’ for such an informative, succinct summary of the status of the House of Lords…yet we must ask why bishops remain unaware of the Lord’s mind on the EU!

All Along the Watchtower

It has come to my attention that Parliament has received a petition asking for a referendum on the question of abolishing the House of Lords. Parliament has agreed to debate this petition, which raises the possibility that such a referendum may one day happen.

https://richards-watch.org/2018/05/02/parliament-to-debate-referendum-on-abolishing-the-house-of-lords/

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/209433

Conservativism and sentimentality would ordinarily make such a proposition distasteful to a great number of Britons. The times have changed, however, and the anger of the nation, much like steam in a pressure cooker, is building, still to be dissipated.

The House of Lords is not what it once was. During the Blair years, a great number of hereditary peers, bastions of British conservatism and patriotism, were presented by the Commons with a choice: stay in the legislature, but give up your hereditary peerage; or keep your hereditary peerage, but leave the legislature. A large number chose the latter option, wishing their children to…

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Parliament to debate referendum on abolishing the House of Lords

Houses of Parliament: courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net

A reader’s comment to the previous post on interceding for Brexit reminded me I’d seen an item in Why Leave The EU? about a petition to Parliament and signed it. This official Petition to Parliament reads as follows:

Give the electorate a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords

‘The House of Lords is a place of patronage where unelected and unaccountable individuals hold a disproportionate amount of influence and power which can be used to frustrate the elected representatives of the people.’

The government responds to petitions of over 10,000 signatories and this morning I received an update direct from UK Government and Parliament advising,

‘Parliament is going to debate the petition you signed – The debate is scheduled for 18 June 2018’.

This petition quickly shot through 140,000 signatories this morning and I’d urge you, if you’ve not already done so, to put intercessory prayer and prophetic declaration into effect and join me with other readers of this blog in signing this Petition:

>> TO SIGN PETITION CLICK/TAP THIS LINK <<.

Here’s a few objections in the Press, courtesy Jonathan Ely’s eye-opening news-feed Why Leave The EU? – it’s far superior to the British Brainwashing Cult aka BBC!

Let’s not overlook the European Research Group of powerful Eurosceptic conservative leaders led by Jacob Rees-Mogg, who are admonishing the PM that her latest customs union proposal could ‘collapse the Government’ (May warned Brexit deal will sink her).

UPDATE 3rd May: PM concedes EU-UK custom partnership plan ‘dead’ after Cabinet ministers turn on her during a crunch meeting of 11-strong Brexit sub-committee.

UPDATE 16th May: The Cabinet Office has responded to this petition – click to read.

The Petitions team in UK Government and Parliament advises that the petition has over 100,000 signatures and The Petitions Committee will consider it for a debate. Also, it can gather further evidence and press the government for action. The Committee is made up of 11 MPs, from political parties in government and in opposition. It is entirely independent of the Government. For more about the Committee click here.

Britain and the EU: pertinent prophecies & intercessory call

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Grateful thanks to the unknown creator of this splendid illustration

Further to the most timely American Dreams of England and the EU in view of the vote yesterday in the House of Lords (second parliamentary chamber of unelected peers, retired politicians and Anglican bishops, most of whom cannot hear God direct and thus know His will on the EU) against the democratically expressed will of the British people, Suzanne Payne at UK Prophetic Words has kindly compiled some words relating to Tony’s dreams for weighing and intercession. I’ve added one to which his first dream had immediately reminded me and comes from a teacher known to us, David Noakes. Note that all emphases are mine:

THE LORD SAYS “KEEP PRAYING FOR BREXIT”  (Val Williams, 20th April’18)

‘Pray for those in authority. Pray for Theresa May. Pray for the government, not to be deceived or taken in by the accusations from the EU who refuse to allow what they call ‘cherry-picking’. This nation needs to cherry-pick. This actually means to get the deal which is right, fair and honest.

So, My beloved, get behind this in prayer, and pray that this government will not buckle but that it will stand firm. And pray that the borders in Ireland will be hard borders. Pray that you will come out completely,” says the Lord’ (from the EU).

BRITAIN AND BREXIT (Heidi Mitchell, 29 July’16 – extract)

‘…and I said ‘Lord, what’s with this Brexit?’. He immediately spoke to me and He said, “This has been by My Sovereign hand that the vote went the way it did, I am safeguarding Britain for when Europe falls. Europe is being shaken, and will fall. It will fall,” says God, “but Britain has separated itself, and because of this vote, the UK will not fall…

‘That’s why it happened. There were people who cried out and said ‘Lord would you heal Britain, would you hear our cry’, and He did. So even though it goes beyond some people’s’ understanding, God says He is safeguarding Britain through this vote. God is asking a people of faith to get behind this. Believe that He’s answered a cry of prayer…

And the reason that the reaction of people is so volatile is because the Beast has been stirred. The Beast has been stirred. Because he is into a One World Order, and what has this done? It’s messed it up, and that’s why family members are at odds, and neighbours. Why has it caused such animosity, I mean why are people so aggressive with each other over it? (It’s) because it’s stirred a very deep root and stronghold that’s over this whole nation, and the enemy is not happy. But God had the victory.”

PROPHETIC VISION ABOUT THE EU AND UK (Robert English, 10 June’16)

‘I saw complete and utter darkness over the EU that was so thick like a smoke that you could not see at all, I could hear the thunder and see the lightning hitting the EU hard, coming down, I saw people running for cover. I looked across the channel and I saw the UK, it was calm and quiet. I saw the Lion waking up from a deep deep sleep, waking up chains were broken, and roaring and roaring and roaring; the ground is shaking underneath as a result.’

WORD ABOUT BRITAIN AND EUROPE (David Tidy, April’16)

‘I was lifted up into the heavenly Realms and was sat next to our Father, looking down on Europe as it was thousands of years ago, when the UK was joined to the mainland mass of Europe. As I watch, Father showed me how He moved the islands of the UK off the mainland over the years and caused us to become separate from the rest of Europe. Then He spoke to me and said, “Did I not pull the UK off the rest of Europe naturally that you might be who I would have you be?”

PROPHECY QUOTED in ‘IN THE FACE OF GOD (see ‘Voice of Believers’, 7 April’16)

‘Some years back when I was praying for Europe one Tuesday afternoon, the Lord gave me an action picture of the map of Europe. I saw the UK right at the heart of Europe, then a big hand came and grabbed the whole nation, wrenched it out of Europe and put it back in its place, which is geographically where it is on maps. Then Europe imploded on itself, as if it was in tatters.’

PROPHETIC WARNING URGES “COME OUT!” (David Noakes, 17 Nov ’15 – extract)

Nation of Britain, I have loved you with a love which has not ceased, despite the state of apostasy and degradation into which you have fallen…“I warn you now that the European institution will not repent, even though I bring disaster and destruction upon it. I urge you, O Britain still beloved by Me for the sake of your godly forefathers, come out of her, so that you may not be caught up in that same destruction, for I am even now arising in judgment to bring to nothing what she has sought to achieve. If you will separate yourself from her declared rejection of God, I will have mercy upon you and restore my hand of protection; and I will use you once again to bring light to many lost in the darkness which is now steadily increasing…”  (See Fulfilled Prophecies #13 and Cont’d)

[For more see Brexit Prophecies and Brexit versus EU.]

NEXT > Parliament to Debate Referendum on Abolishing the House of Lords.

GPS #12: King Alfred, a ‘Spiritual Magna Carta’ for Britain – and for the world!

AND NOW, my reader, may you be thoroughly blessed with what you’re about to read. May it resonate within your spirit when you understand how very timely what two sisters in the Lord on opposite sides of the Atlantic posted as coming from Him, whilst this post  was being drafted and edited in tandem by myself and Suzanne Ferrett over the course of the past week.

It’s like four ‘listening posts’ (Veronika in N. Ireland, Wanda in USA, Suzanne in Berks and me in East Hants) tuning into the same frequency of God’s GPS, or ‘global prophecy signals’! [PS. particularly pertinent that Wanda lives in Winchester, Virginia – named after our county city of Hampshire, Alfred the Great’s capital of ancient Wessex and of Saxon England.]

Part 3 of GPS#11 refers to my chat with Suzanne at February’s mentoring day. She told me about her watchman ministry based upon a spiritual version of the Magna Carta.

Upon writing that post, I began to understand how it not only relates directly to Liz Evan’s prophetic word on castles re-published after New Year, but also to my researches twenty years ago on the history of Reading Abbey when I learned about King Alfred’s battles against the Danes in the Thames Valley, and of his establishing Christian government in Saxon England.

Suzanne sent me a video clip of her talking about  the Great Charter’s origin lying centuries earlier in King Alfred’s Code of Law. She refers to his saying that, when building a kingdom, he’d build it upon Christian law, the Kingdom of God and the holy scriptures. The Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Gt Britain and Ireland reads (page 57):

‘The biographer of Alfred (871-899), the greatest of all Anglo-Saxon kings, tells us Alfred divided his court into three groups (each attending court by rota…) Since the  arrangement was lifted straight from King Solomon (3 Kings 5:13-14) it is also a nice example of how the Bible and Christianity provided an ideological framework for the development of the English state…Alfred drew a close parallel between himself and Moses in issuing his Laws.’

Therefore, I was delighted to receive an email from Helen H, living in Bath area, telling about her response to my remarks in GPS#11 part 3 (of 7):

“Last year or earlier, can’t recall to be honest…I felt God was directing me to king Alfred and especially his shield. I researched him and it. I was struck by his stand against the Vikings and his strategy of warfare that saved this nation. I, as have many others, have been praying for Brexit  and for our nation, but I’ve never heard anyone else or seen anyone with a God-given direction to king Alfred.”

What I don’t divulge in that blog, is that I saw the relevance of what Dr Sharon Stone had brought a few hours earlier, on the new empowerment of having “teeth of a threshing-sledge”, as also applying to intercessors who, like Suzanne, use the principles of decrees and declarations (see this blog’s Introduction to Prophecy).

It was my firm intention to blog about her work the week after our conversation, but the impact of that day’s teaching in confirming what I’d discerned for this blog at the New Year led to my focusing upon its goal of ‘Looking for signs of Jesus return’. Hence, the several posts about ‘watching’ and ‘signs’ in the first week of February, and setting up as main-menu hubs – notwithstanding the incoming ‘GPS’!!  Then, Suzanne emailed that she would be talking on ‘Watching’ that very weekend at the Lenchwood Christian Centre… ‘wotta God-incidence’!!

Suzanne’s ministry is ‘multi-faceted, teaching and equipping the church, bringing it into the new, training on how to use authority in prayer and being watchmen, thereby mixing the prophetic and intercessory’.  She has long-standing friendships with Dr Sharon and with Rachel Hickson – see her remarkable Heartcry For Change.

As a result of a strong dream from God, Rachel established the M25 PrayerNet in 1997, of which Suzanne was a sector leader as well as running a city and county-wide prayer network in Hertfordshire for 12 years. In 2008, she and husband Frank moved to Worcestershire and headed up ministry at the Lenchwood Christian Centre, where she continues to run seminars and ministry events, and pastored a local church whilst there.

In her updated introduction to ‘A Spiritual Magna Carta’ below, Suzanne refers to a God-incidental confirmation; ie. yet another ‘GPS’,  or even a ‘Bridge o’er the Pond’..:

A PASSION FOR GREAT BRITAIN

Passion for the Nation seeks to communicate and take hold of what I believe is a Kingdom opportunity, an appointed time, to see all that God desires released into our land and to transform our nation for the next season.

One aspect of implementing that vision is to release the sound of the Word of God as Declarations and Decrees over the nation every week, that have the power to change the atmosphere and to plant the heavens with God’s ‘now’ purposes that, as God shakes our nation in many ways, from Government and long-established institutions, to communities and homes, the Kingdom of God will be built in our land.

In July 2015, in the middle of a very prophetic season, God gave me a clear word:

  • It’s the day of the clash of Empires,
  • It’s the day of the clash of sounds,
  • It’s the day of the clash of spirits as they seek to take the ground,
  • The no-man’s land of England will become a battle-ground,
  • The forces are preparing,
  • The swords are being ground,
  • I’m calling to My church now to listen to the sound.

That word brought a focus and a clarity to some of the other things I was hearing and seeing, as I recognised this was about the battle which is in the spiritual realm over our land. For many people it is now very obvious, but in 2015 things were less obvious.

For a period of time, God had been speaking to me about the authority we carry in the place of prayer and how many in the church had relinquished that authority, or simply not understood – what I would now call the Ekklesia message.

During that season, my husband and I moved to Windsor and, in June 2015, initiated a convocation in partnership with others to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. However, we did not only want to look backwards but also to start to look forward to see what God would do in the future. I began to understand that, although the Magna Carta had shaped the nation for nearly 800 years, in the natural it had limited success and only lasted a short time in its original form. As the centuries passed those in power would bring it back into significance as they saw the need. As we celebrated the past and looked towards the future, I felt God showed me several things.

Firstly, as His people step up into all He has called us to be, just as the tabernacle on earth was only a shadow of the one in heaven, so what we have seen of Godly Government in the past can become only a shadow of what He will do in the future through His people ruling and reigning in prayer (Hebrews 8:5). Secondly, as we begin releasing His purposes into the atmosphere, no matter what is immediately visible, the declarations have the power to shape the nation for the season ahead, alongside more immediate changes.

A large proportion of the declarations and decrees are on national issues, such as media, the Monarchy or Government and Brexit, and are taken from two positions: firstly, from a Kingdom perspective and are essentially non-political, but also they are focused on praying the Word of God. This is also a time, though, when we are on the brink of a tremendous move of the Spirit, so some declarations focus on the call to pray that the promised Revival is released in our nation with all its fullness.

The Origins of a Spiritual Magna Carta

As I started to formulate the idea of sending out declarations over the nation, I sent a sample to Rachel who was ministering in America at that time. She responded with the comment that, as she was reading the declarations I’d sent, she had received an email from an Hawaiian friend living in Canada, who wrote that she knew someone who needed to write a Spiritual Magna Carta for England; or, in other terms, a blueprint for what it would look like if the fullness of the Kingdom of God came to our land (see below).

This is a season when God’s eyes are upon nations and He is releasing new revelation in great measure; that revelation needs to be imparted, received and established and so Passion for the Nation carries a number of aspects: most obviously, declaring the Kingdom over our land so that God’s design and will in all situations is established, but it also operates as a watchman/ intercessory network and carries an element of teaching and training.

A Spiritual Magna Carta: 

Written in the year 2016, decreed and declared by Your people across the United Kingdom in June of that year – to shape and establish the government and fabric of our nation for this generation and the generations to come.

That the Name of Jesus be exalted in the nation above any other name, the sovereign purpose for the UK fulfilled and the Kingdom of God in all its variety and fullness, become increasingly established …(click/tap to continue reading).

To read more visit Passion For The Nation website (link below), where you can sign-up to receive regular declarations for praying for Britain.

Suzanne Ferrett

Passion for the Nation

Equipping the Church to Transform the Nation  www.passionforthenation.uk

Further Reading:

[Images and photo from Passion for the Nation website and publications published with  permission; Digital Globe with Hand by Watcharakun, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net]

Interesting reflection of UK-US connection – and Big Ben

Walking home with today’s Daily Telegraph  in hand I spotted this ‘stop-press’ News Briefing down its left-hand side.

Instantly, I’m amused at how the linkage in our spiritual and political lives, as blogged earlier, is now showing synchronicity in the troubles our Prime Minister and the US President are both having with their own people, not the public.

We can discern the ‘devil’ in the detail – and it’s being especially provocative over the essence of our ‘Englishness’ – the law of the land based upon Magna Carta versus European Court of Justice.

Ours presumes ‘innocent until proven guilty’ out of which grew a globally-championed Common Law.  But European-Napoleonic law is different, as Dave Chapman highlights in his briefing paper EU – There is an Alternative.

Moreover, in my musing over the possibility of that devil doing a double-trial run in both the established church and our secular government for the purpose of testing out if it could circumvent the fulfillment of prophetic scripture, I cited two Parliamentarians as its unwitting ‘stooges’. One of these is Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, whom I saw almost trip over himself to grovel at Obama during his state visit!

He is the one responsible for silencing Big Ben!

A previous project manager and a director of the company maintaining the clock’s functioning have attested there’s no need whatsoever to stop it chiming during any building works. A Telegraph editorial Speaker Bercow is mistaken to play games with Big Ben comments:

‘…if the two Parliamentary committees whose job is to oversee the administration of the Palace of Westminster were unaware of the full implications of the work, who took it upon themselves to proceed?

‘Once again the finger points to Speaker Bercow, who is apparently digging in his heels and insisting that the plan must go ahead. It is extraordinary that the ringing of Big Ben is turning into a power battle between the Speaker and his critics in the Commons. This is something that could be sorted out with a modicum of common sense and a willingness to compromise. The nation waits to see whether Mr Bercow possesses the former or is capable of the latter, as befits the holder of his great office.’

Therefore, it will be astonishing if and when something supernatural happens with our iconic clock to gain the world’s attention, as claimed by Charles Shamp in what he’d heard from the Lord (Keep your eyes on Big Ben). OR, perhaps that stoppage is part of what is meant…:

“My eye is upon this land and my hand upon the nation’s time, a kairos moment is about to come! I will cause a sign to come from Big Ben that will mark the moment that I have changed the time and season for the nation of England and the city of London. Everything will stop and people will turn to see and hear. Tell my people to mark the moment when it comes to pass for it will be sign of great change in the land.”

Let’s pray there will be a specific action that’s unmistakably of our Almighty God.

To ‘bong’ or not to ‘bong’? That’s the Big Ben question as the nation waits…

August is renowned as the ‘silly season’ for odd and weird stories because of the holiday period’s dearth of normal, newsworthy events. Yesterday’s banner headline shown below seems simply part of that season because of the Health & Safety aspects – but that belies the status of a significant symbol of our nation’s identity.

The disruption of our famous clock’s mechanism strikes at our heart but not necessarily for the reasons stated in the Telegraph, its editorial and news of MPs’ anger at being kept in the dark over details of the proposed work!  [Today: Theresa May says “It can’t be right for Big Ben to be silenced for four years”.]

Regular readers of this blog are well aware not only of Big Ben’s symbolic importance but also and more especially of the many words and dreams about it at the prophetical ‘midnight hour’. So whatever the outcome of the present rumpus, it won’t surprise the Lord for He could be in the discussions and use them to bring about His purposes, or else work around them to achieve His sovereign will for Britain, thereby getting us fully ‘in sync’ with His will. (As in the word for 2014-16 brought by Revd Dr Sharon Stone in her ‘Clarion Call’.)

Tuesday 15 August ‘Final’ morning broadsheet edition (tap for digital version)

It wasn’t until later yesterday that I caught up with news and activity on this blog and was very pleased to notice a number of past posts had shot into the popular posts listing. So, I stuck them temporarily to the home page for quick reference and now replace them with this post.

A summary of some points which may be applicable should thus prove useful:

  • R Piercey 2016-17 – “…Interesting in view of the picture I received some years ago of the Lion of Judah hovering over Big Ben; his huge paw was about to hit the clock face, where the hands pointed at 2 minutes to midnight. (I somehow knew it was midnight rather than midday).” …I believe it’s now important to share more widely what Rosemary added. Upon phoning for permission to publish today she responded without any hesitation, “Absolutely! now’s the time!”…“A few notes on the picture that hit me this morning. Someone whose opinion I value gave me a word a few weeks ago that I was a General in the King’s army; this morning I was led to read the story of Gideon again, and was reminded of his requests from God for signs. I then asked the Lord for a sign that would confirm whether or not the “General” word was true. After a short time a very vivid picture came to me of a huge bowl suspended on 3 chains above the Houses of Parliament; the bowl swung in the winds of secularism and resulting godless laws. I felt the Lord saying that this was a bowl of his wrath, which of course is a recurrent theme in the Bible – bowl, cup etc. This is not to negate in any way the positive prophecies we are receiving; many of us know that the spiritual atmosphere has changed, and we are seeing remarkable answers to prayer in our country. Nevertheless we are also called to repent, especially for what has happened in the churches, and I feel a huge urgency for this; we are in danger of losing the blessings if we are simply going to rest on the blessings. This is vitally important and I feel there is no time to lose; the bowl is tipping, and we could feel the results at any time.”
  • RB/TPuccio, Feb 2017 – ‘Today, as I prepare this compilation I draw Tony’s attention to Rosemary’s reminder on the previous blog of her picture of Big Ben and he asks for my ‘take’ on this and “What’s the Lord saying to you?” Well I didn’t have time to even think and ask Him, but was just running with my spirit’s ‘gut instinct’ as a ‘joiner of prophetic dots’ (as Glasgow calls me). So I reply that I’m busy compiling this account and will seek Him later – BUT then get a quick nudge to add, “‘…immediate thought as I type is, “It’s warning of the Lord’s Return!” ie. not long now! Tony replies, “Indeed! It would seem that the midnight hour is upon us.”
  • T Puccio March 2017 – “I had another dream about Big Ben only this time I saw it arise from the clock face on the ground to  its original height, perhaps even taller. I remember hearing it bonging, however, it did not cease as one would have expected when it had chimed the hour of the day but was a continual bonging. Then I saw people in beds asleep and I perceived that the bonging was to awaken from slumber those who were sleeping.’  
  • C Shamp June 2017 – Keep your eyes upon Big Ben something supernatural is about to be seen. As I was praying today I was taken to Big Ben in London, England. I heard the Lord say, “My eye is upon this land and my hand upon the nation’s time, a kairos moment is about to come! I will cause a sign to come from Big Ben that will mark the moment that I have changed the time and season for the nation of England and the city of London. Everything will stop and people will turn to see and hear. Tell my people to mark the moment when it comes to pass for it will be sign of great change in the land.”

Please note full historical listing including relevance to the 2005 & 2017 terrorist attacks plus informative contributions in Dreams & Visions of Big Ben at the Midnight Hour. Also consider reading, Significant Timing of Planned Stoppage of Big Ben.

Let us take all those words received and delivered to the Lord in prayer and wait upon Him.

Lastly, it’s particularly fascinating the change in the clock’s chiming set for 21st August is one month to the day before Rosh Hashana, the ‘head of year’ for Jewish New Year 5778, with its unconnected relevance to Biblical End-times prophesied in  1 Thess 5:3 – ‘(The Day of the Lord will come…) while people are saying “Peace and Safety”…!!  

More on this another time…

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