Apocalypse, chapter 13 – “..no-one can buy or sell who does not have the mark” — Dover Beach

Further to my previous postings on Revelation 13 and the maSk/MaRk of the Beast…

“Then I saw another beast that rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and it makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound had been healed. It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in the sight of all; and by the signs that it is allowed to perform on behalf of the beast, it deceives the inhabitants of earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that had been wounded by the sword and yet lived; […continue at…] “so that no one can buy or sell who does not have the mark” — Dover Beach

What is the Book of Revelation for? Part 4 – Neil Mackereth

‘Dear Richard, Many thanks for broadcasting Part 3 and here is Part 4 – probably the most significant and certainly the most challenging to “encapsulate”.  It is 3½ pages  long, the second 3½  pages is a Glossary of End-Times Terminology, which you may wish to separate.  May the Lord continue to guide and encourage you both, Neil’

I’m very grateful to him for his compilation of a very helpful glossary, which is published separately and most fittingly as a celebratory 100th static page of Richard’s Watch, and located in the About Signs hub (all copyright reserved).

WHAT IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION FOR? – Part 4, Chapters 12-18

In this part we will consider the key issues covered in chapters 12 to 18 of the Book of Revelation. As we approach the climax of the battle between good and evil (Jesus and Satan), there is a change of style and emphasis. John sees new visions which are very different from the seven-part series of letters, seals and trumpets, and his reporting style becomes more like a narrative. Continue reading

Bible Update: Rev 13 Mark of the Beast – Leo Hohmann BOMBSHELL VIDEO: Economist at World Government Summit says new financial world order about to shift in dramatic new direction!

The World Government Summit is underway this week (Mar-Apr) in Dubai and we’ve already got a bombshell to report. Dr. Pippa Malmgren, a top American economist who served as a special adviser to former President George W. Bush, made a statement that confirms everything myself and others have been reporting for quite some time – that a cashless society is looming right around the corner

…”She states her belief that the world financial system is about to switch accounting systems & digital money. Not decentralized cryptos, but centralized CBDCs (central bank digital currency)

We are on the brink of a dramatic change where we are about to, and I’ll say this boldly, we are about to abandon the traditional system of money and accounting and introduce a new one. And the new one; the new accounting is what we call blockchain… It means digital, it means having an almost perfect record of every single transaction that happens in the economy, which will give us far greater clarity over what’s going on.”

[…] BOMBSHELL VIDEO: Economist at World Government Summit says new financial world order about to shift in dramatic new direction — LeoHohmann.com

Leo posted the above on 30 March and I delayed re-blogging but it makes a highly suitable follow-on to Michael Bennett’s dream of Biden and £ note – also read Tim Shey’s contribution affixed thereto. 

Leo makes this highly pertinent point:

‘As I’ve stated before, the entire Great Reset hinges on two things – the establishment of a global digital currency and a global digital identity for every man, woman and child.

Pippa Malmgren is warning us. That system is at the door. And once it’s here, it marks the beginning of the end because nobody will be allowed to buy or sell without becoming a digitized, hybrid human being. I believe it will be possible for us to live outside this system for a while, but we need a plan, a network. We will need to live in community with like-minded refusniks….’

What is the Book of Revelation for? Part 3 – Neil Mackereth

Further to Part 1 and Part 2 Neil kindly sends the latest with his covering comment: “The mayhem continues apace and many continue to be challenged and surprised as more and more of Satan’s diabolical schemes are revealed. God has told us before-hand, and it is why His Wrath will be so dreadful for those who do not revere Him.”

WHAT IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION FOR? – Part 3: CHAPTERS 4-11

In this paper we will look at some of the key issues covered in chapters 4 to 11 of Revelation. It is not my intention to make a line-by-line exegesis, and a few chapters need little additional comment. However, before we tour God’s Headquarters and see the battle-plan unfolding, I want to give a little more background information.

John wrote (more accurately, he was instructed to record what he witnessed) the Book of Revelation during the era of apocalypticism.  This rather obscure term speaks more of a mindset than of a specific literary category, though certain works in the period 200 BC to 200 AD do share some common literary traits. Apocalypticism is primarily a way of viewing reality. The Greek word apocalypsis (from which we get the word apocalypse) denotes the action of: uncovering, unveiling, disclosing, or revealing something previously hidden or secret. In short, an apocalypse is a public disclosure of classified information.

Apocalypses often include esoteric (secret) information about the workings of the heavenly realms and how this influences the earthly realm. In biblical literature, this information is usually conveyed to a prophet who, sometimes, is transported to heaven and given a tour. What is witnessed is written down, for the benefit of a larger earthly audience. An angel may explain the visions: Ezekiel, Daniel, and Zechariah include apocalyptic sections involving angelic guides (Ezekiel 40:3–4, 43:6–27; Daniel 7:15–28, 8:15–27, 10:10–21; Zechariah 1:9–2:13, 4:1–6:15).

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[Re. Daniel 7 & Revelation 13] Who influences the influencers? Meet Klaus Schwab’s chief adviser… — Leo Hohmann

People often ask me, where does Klaus Schwab get his bizarre, indeed frightening ideas about transhumanism, globalism and technocracy? Who shapes his worldview?

Let’s start off by stating upfront that every Western leader you see on the world stage right now is a puppet of the New World Order. His ideas are not his own but are coming from Satanic inspiration.

So the question is, who is whispering into the ears of Biden, Trudeau, Macron, Johnson, Zelensky and the other front-men for the global Great Reset? […]

Who influences the influencers? Meet Klaus Schwab’s chief adviser — LeoHohmann.com

THIS IS ESSENTIAL BACKGROUND READING REGARDING THE 4th BEAST SEEN BY PROPHET DANIEL AND THE TWO BEASTS SEEN BY APOSTLE JOHN

I wonder, could this Israeli historian become the prophesied AC as he’s speaking on the mechanisms necessary for full implementation of the Mark of the Beast…??

TAKE NOTE, for example:

He is your model transhumanist who thinks he can become god,” Wood told me. “He is the chief philosophical adviser to the World Economic Forum and one of the premiere authorities in WEF circles. They just hang on his every word.”

The level of evil we are dealing with here is so intense that most Christians and conservatives have no idea how deep it goes and will frankly have trouble believing it. No politician is going to be able to save us from this evil, only Jesus Christ.

…The reason a digital currency will soon be needed is because the hard currency represented by physical paper and coinage are going to be phased out shortly.

And the decisions to this end are not being made at the presidential level. The drive toward a global digital money system involves decisions made by people at a much higher level, the top tier of international bankers such as the Rothschilds and others whose names most of us would not recognize (Jacques Attali could be one of them). The decision has been made and there will be no stopping it short of God’s supernatural intervention.

As I previously reported, everything we see happening on the world stage right now is geared toward the emergence of two things – the creation of a digital global ID system (it will launch as a simple vaccine passport but evolve into a universally recognized, overarching ID) and the creation of a digital global money system. The World Economic Forum has been openly pushing for both of these.

Once those two things are in place – digital money and digital ID for all persons – the global predators can proceed with the creation of a truly one-world system under which nothing will happen outside of their surveillance and control. Every transaction will be monitored. They will know what you bought, where you bought it, and how much you paid.

Next, we’ll consider prophetic words brought by Robin Bullock on 6th March which are most illuminating on the above matter…

Dark Days and The Light Of The World – Chris G Bennett

On Friday Chris G Bennett published this absolutely ACE on his Facebook, which not surprisingly attracted a couple of dozen comments:

DARK DAYS & THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

There are some dark days ahead of us. Once again it seems that Satan really believes he can beat Jesus Christ down. He did the same at Calvary, where to all intents and purposes, he appeared to have defeated to Son of God by having Him killed on the Roman cross. But, three days later, Jesus rose from the dead, collected the keys to death, hell, and the grave from a very surprised Satan, and ascended to sit at the Father’s right hand – exactly as prophesied in scripture for centuries beforehand.

So what does Satan expect this time around?

Much biblical prophecy points to these days – “wars, rumours of wars”, “nations and leaders raising themselves up – way beyond their capabilities”, earthquakes, fires, storms! Everything pointing to mayhem and Satan having a ball at our expense. Yet, as with the original scenario, prophecy points to a very different outcome!

Prophecy, biblical and 21st century, points to a ‘Great Falling Away’! Is this not happening? Have not great swathes of the church followed their own teaching rather than God’s? Is there not a great watering down of Christ’s gospel message – no heaven, no hell, no repentance, no death to self, no humility, etc etc? Has the church not virtually extinguished the ‘Light of the World’. And has its salt not become bland and tasteless? Nearly every prophet worth the name has spoken into this.

But also, nearly every prophet worth the name has also spoken of the final harvest, the great gathering in, otherwise known as end-time revival. Prophecy, both biblical and 21st century, is full of signs, wonders, miracles, and ‘greater things’ that Jesus spoke of, alongside a great harvest of souls yet to come to salvation. Just as it did two thousand years ago, history will record that Satan once again tried and failed to oust the Son of God from His position as the Light of the World.

As I said, there are some very dark days ahead. I believe we will go right to the very edge of war and Satan will even appear to have won. BUT – God will turn things around. Satan will walk right into the Lord’s hands, as God turns everything round. There will be a great revival, there will be great persecution against Christians, there will be a huge upheaval in politics – particularly in America and Europe. The ‘swamp’ will be drained – Trump will be justified and returned to his rightful place – China, Russia, North Korea, and other aggressors will once again back off from their sabre-rattling stance. In fact, I believe Russia and America will become allies – albeit a little wary of each other – and a new respect will be established between them. I also believe the CCP will suddenly dissipate into a much less powerful and aggressive state.

Yes, dark days are coming, but the Light of the World has yet to have His say on everything. And the Rapture? Who knows other than the Father Himself – even Jesus said He doesn’t know. As the Word of God says, so many times, “FEAR NOT” for God is still in control and everything is safe in His hands! Glory to God and Hallelujah \o/

CGB 11 March 2022

What is the Book of Revelation for? Part 2 – Neil Mackereth

WHAT IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION FOR?  – Part 2: THE LETTERS

In the Introductory article (Part 1 of this series) I made no mention of the 1st chapter of Revelation. So, for completeness and before proceeding further, I attach (at annex A below) a review of the 1st chapter, as a necessary lead-in to the examination of the letters in Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation.

The letters to the 7 churches contain comments that can only be understood by referring to the prophetic chapters that follow them. My assessment will seek to link the most significant observations in each letter to the relevant clarification / expansion in the chapters that follow.

But first, some observations on the structure and common factors. They all start with an address to the angel of the particular church, followed by a different characteristic of Jesus for each. Five churches are complimented; two are not: Sardis and Laodicea. Five churches are reprimanded; two are not: Smyrna and Philadelphia. All are given advice, and all are encouraged to have an ear to “hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (note that we should listen to what is said to all the churches). Each church is told what “He who overcomes” will receive.

What do the letters promise “to him who overcomes”?

The overcomers of the Church of Ephesus are assured that they will eat from “the tree of life”. The clarification: “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.” (Rev 22:14). The overcomers of the martyr Church of Smyrna are promised the crown of life and that they “will not be hurt at all by the second death.”

What is the second death, and who will suffer it? The prophecy explains: “the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” (Rev 21:8). “Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.” (Rev 20:14).

The Church of Pergamum overcomers are promised hidden manna and a white stone with a new name written on it. There are no direct references in the subsequent chapters; however, hidden manna may well refer to “the bread of life”; “This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.” (John 6:35 & 50-51). The “white stone with a new name …” has been the subject of much speculation. There are references to a new name: “ … you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow” and “… to His servants He will give another name”  (Is 62:2 & Is 65:15) but the full meaning of the white stone reference has yet to be revealed.

To the Church of Thyatira: “to him who overcomes, and does My will to the end, I will give authority over the nations – He will rule them with an iron sceptre; he will dash them to pieces like pottery …. … I will also give him the morning star.” In the subsequent prophetic chapters, the shaking of the nations is portrayed. A woman clothed with the sun, and crowned with twelve stars gives birth to a son who will rule all nations with an iron sceptre (see Rev 12). The morning star is Jesus (Rev 22:16), who will “rises in your hearts” (2 Pe 1:19).

The Church of Sardis, which had a reputation for being alive but was dead, is told to wake up and strengthen what remains. There are no good comments; even so, a few overcomers will be dressed in white and will not have their names erased from the book of life. Later, at Rev 20, we see the book of life opened and at Rev 21, that only those named in the “Lamb’s book of life” will be able to enter the New Jerusalem.

The Church of Philadelphia, receives the encouraging promise that the overcomes will be made pillars in the temple of my God; and “I will write on him the name of my God, .… and I will also write on him my new name.” At the start of Rev 14 we read: “Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads” (see also Rev 22:4). Two other encouraging comments are: “I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut” and “I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth”. I have often heard the former used in prophetic words given to individuals, and the latter is sometimes used in support of the pre-tribulation rapture argument.

Lastly, the lukewarm Church of Laodicea, which boasts about its material wealth while not realising that in God’s eyes it is wretched and miserable and needs to repent. Even so, Jesus shows His long-suffering love: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock,” and to those who overcome: “I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.”

In Part 3, we will look at significant aspects in the chapters that follow the letters, some of which we have commented on above.

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What is the Book of Revelation for? Part 1 – Neil Mackereth

Readers may recall my astonishment over The Great Rethink: Back to Basics, Bible Prophecy by dear Neil Mackereth published six weeks ago, comprising part of a totally unexpected triplet as the 3,600th posting on Richard’s Watch. Recently he sent me this most helpful paper, as follows:

Hi Richard, Do hope you and Nina are well.

Every week we seem to be facing yet more turmoil and danger as the world creeks and groans its way towards the final denouement. I feel urged to try my utmost to get people to take Revelation seriously! I embark on a number of papers to try to encourage more interest by demystifying that which can be demystified! But still recognising that some things await revelation as they unfold. I hope it will be helpful.

May the Lord continue to bless, encourage and guide your thoughts and actions. Neil

 

WHAT IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION FOR? – PART 1: AN INTRODUCTION

The prime purpose of the Book of Revelation is to give the Church all the information it needs to be victorious in the time of tribulation (which is very near) which precedes the second advent of Jesus. The Bible opens with creation and man’s fall; it ends with victory. In the early stages, Satan is triumphant; at the close Satan is conquered, and the redeemed are with Jesus.

In this and subsequent articles, my aim is to provide a basis for further study, in smallish chunks of understandable English. I do not attempt to address the diverse options, opinions and queries relating to different interpretations and understandings of features of the Book of Revelation, nor do I seek to change any of its content!

Scepticism and a burgeoning form of liberal humanism have taken a grip on western society. Bible truths have been reduced, at best, to the rank of eccentric opinion and harmless religious sentiment. At worst, those who live by biblical principles are seen as undermining social cohesion and in need of remedial training, or more draconian “corrective” measures. We Christians need to use every God given help at our disposal to confront this all-pervading evil. Biblical prophecy is a major weapon in our armoury; it shows clearly that God has always known the end from the beginning.  God Himself draws back the veil to enable us to see, and understand through His prophets, that His strong arm has been at work throughout history. Once our eyes are open to the truths of fulfilled prophecy, it becomes clear that what appear to be disconnected shakings, confusion, chaos and turmoil (historical, current or in scripture relating to the future) had, has, and always will have, purpose in God’s providential plan. We can be absolutely certain that the prophecies which relate to the future will be fulfilled.

Jesus said, “I have overcome the world.” He now sits at the right hand of God the Father, has “all power and authority”, and leads His Church, as “conqueror bent on conquest.” In His letters, sent through John to the Churches (His witnesses on earth), He promises that those who overcome will receive the wondrous rewards of the Kingdom of Heaven. In the prophetic vision chapters that follow the letters, we gain an understanding of what the conflicts, sufferings and challenges are going to be, in the time of tribulation that comes before the preordained (ultimate) victory for Jesus and His followers. This is the theme of the prophecy, and its object is a practical one. It is a gift to the Church militant from Christ triumphant. Because Jesus has overcome the world, we too can overcome the world. Faith in God, His Word, and the authenticity of biblical prophecy therein, will make us victorious: without it we have nothing. In other words, conquering visible enemies is achieved through faith in things invisible. The conflict is both physical and spiritual: the latter includes demonic led attacks through sorcery, the occult, the apostate church and false prophets.

For the last 2000 years Christians have suffered hatred, persecution, torture and murder; nevertheless, it is the Christians who are the real conquerors, and the ultimate victory is assured! “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.”

There are theologians and ministers, of various ranks and denominations, who dismiss Revelation as irrelevant. The opposite is true, it was written to encourage and strengthen Christians, to arm us for battle and to guide us to victory. It is NOT just some curious way of writing that belongs to a distant past, nor is it a myriad of strange images and visions that relate to events so far in the future that they can be ignored. Those who have not grasped its huge significance have missed the point. It is prophecy (and tells us so) straight from the Throne Room of God Almighty. The exhortations in chapter 1 and warnings in chapter 22 give clear indication of its unique status and huge importance to God. It may be difficult to interpret but it deserves close study: it is vital that any true follower of Christ does his or her utmost to grasp its importance and purpose.

In some studies of Revelation, the letters chapters are treated in isolation to the rest of the prophetic content of the book. To my mind that “compartmentalisation” is not helpful: each church has a message for us in relation to how we prepare to face the time of tribulation, and the relevance of the promises and warnings to those churches are explained in the subsequent chapters. I will expand on this in Part 2.

In Part 3, we will look at how the true Church is represented by the woman who is “clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head” who is forced to flee into the wilderness and remain hidden during the time of the antichrist’s dominance (Rev 12, 13).  And at the woman seated upon the beast, reigning over “peoples, multitudes, nations and languages” (Rev 17): the Harlot Babylon who represents the corrupt world power structure and economic system based on selfishness, lust and greed.

In Part 4, I will endeavour to pull the threads together and provide an aide memoir to encourage further study. My hope is that by looking at Revelation with a greater awareness of what is being portrayed by certain imagery and personifications it will become easier to read and understand.

Gog-Magog Update: The Bear, the Dragon and the Beast from the East – Veronika West

Last night Veronika published what she’d earlier in the day heard from the Lord :

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THE BEAR, THE BEAST FROM THE EAST AND THE DRAGON

In prayer this afternoon while seeking The LORD concerning The Nations, I heard The Spirit say,  “Watch and Pray, for did I not say that The Bear Nation has emerged from a time of political hibernation with a hunger for War and an appetite for greater territorial occupation and domination among The Nations?

Yes!  And did I not say that the Dragon Spirit would strike, and The Bear Nation would invade to take a rich and fertile land?

I say Beloved, Watch and Pray, and pay close attention, for in the days ahead the right hand of The Bear Nation shall shake hands with the right hand of the nation of Turkey and a powerful alliance will be created, and then the two shall come into agreement to form a threefold cord of allegiance with the Beast of The East with a desire to destroy the land flowing with milk and honey.

But I say, Nay!  Nay, for when their diabolical plan begins to unfold, a great unraveling will take place, and the demonic threefold cord shall surely be broken, and the strength and military power of The Bear Nation shall be brought to nought.

But!  Watch and Pray for surely I tell you, the eye of Leviathan is now upon the fruitful Vineyard, and the tail of The Dragon Spirit is thrashing in the realm of The Spirit, to stir up turmoil and trouble for The Nation of Taiwan.

But I say, keep Watch and Pray, and stay alert, for False Flags and the pointing of fingers will take place to bring a desired distraction from that which is now being fully exposed and uncovered in the realm of darkness.

For I tell you, this is the beginning of birthing pangs as greater and greater shakings and divine disruptions take place as Nation rises against Nation.

For in The Valley of Decision, goat and sheep nations are now being sifted and shifted, scattered and gathered up.

Look and see, for a Demonic Convergence is now taking place over Nations in the midst of birthing, as the spirit of the Antichrist rises to resist the advancement of My Righteous Remnant Army, as they build and establish My Kingdom Government in The Nations of the earth.

And watch!  As the spirits of deception and death masquerade as messengers of light, but come seeking to divide and conquer, dominate and occupy more and more territory, by striking fear and torment in the hearts.

Many who have become woke, weak and willing vessels, have fully submitted and surrendered themselves to an Antichrist Agenda and to a One World Order.

I say again — Watch and Pray.  For The Bear Nation shall bite down hard, and the tail of The Dragon Nation shall suddenly strike without warning in the coming days!”

Blessings to you all.
~ by Veronika West

FOOTNOTES:

Gog-Magog Update: Iran, Russia and the ‘new Middle-East’

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PS: further reading to prophecies for Canada

Postscript to the previous post. We must remember we are living through chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation, involving a war against national leaders implementing fascist dictatorships according to plans of the World Economic Forum, a.k.a. the New World Order, the Deep-State, Global Reset. Continue reading

The Millennium and the Great Awakening — John Barber

The Millennium and the Great Awakening As those who read my writings and blogs know, “the Millennium” and “the Great Awakening” are two subjects I take particular interest in and have written about. For example, “Prophets of the Bible – the Second Edition” is my recently published book, and included in it is a discussion on the subject of the Millennium, as it forms an important part of Bible prophecy. “The Millennium: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul” is a scholarly and balanced short presentation on the views Christian have concerning the Millennium, noting good Christians with overall sound doctrinal views often disagree on the subject.[…]

THE MILLENNIUM AND THE GREAT AWAKENING — JRB PUBLICATIONS

Prophetical scripture starts day of dual-triplets of blogs and news fulfilling prophecy…

WOW – this scripture popped up on my phone at the start of yesterday, BUT as I mulled it over little did I expect the day to be so specially exciting as it turned out!

AND whilst I write this a prophet messages me in response to these ‘God-incidents’,

“The mysteries of His Glory keep us all on our toes.”

Triple-focus on End-times = pay attention: Jesus will soon return to Jerusalem! (GPS #78)

I’m firmly of the opinion, as in the footnote, that the following vision shared by Chris G Bennett is especially significant, as shown by its ‘God-incidental’ timing through the Lord’s triple GPS, ie His Global Prophecy Signalling system. Note well:

  1. Thursday 27th – 1st Revelation/End-times study at Catch The Fire Farnborough
  2. Friday 28th – 3,600th post: The Great Rethink on Bible prophecy, Neil Mackereth
  3. Saturday 29th – Chris G Bennett publishes ‘Jerusalem Return’ on Facebook:

JESUS’ JERUSALEM RETURN – CHRIS G BENNETT

I had this vision years ago, at least 15, maybe 20 plus and I resurrected it in 2018. Now the Lord has caused me to focus on it once again.

I just saw Jesus returning from heaven to Jerusalem !

Let me start from the beginning. I saw Israel begin to build the third temple, on Temple Mount, having cleared away everything of Islam from the site. I saw no mosque, nothing but a large flat tract of land. I knew immediately that this was Temple Mount. I saw builders move in and they were just like Nehemiah’s wall builders – they carried tools in one hand and rifles in the other. Just then I saw war break out. Missiles rained in from everywhere but they were exploded high in the air by God or by Israel using their ‘iron dome’ defence system. This went on for a while and, while there was damage to the city, most of it remained in place, unscathed.

Then I saw the nuclear fallout cloud. As it started to settle on Israel a wind blew up from the Mediterranean Sea and carried the cloud off to cover all the lands surrounding and attacking Israel! Just as this was happening, I saw Him. I saw a very bright column of light descending through the clouds. There in the middle stood Jesus – returning to the Mount of Olives. Looking as described in Revelation, He came down to earth, the returning Messiah King.

I wanted to weep for joy but I couldn’t, and I have to remind myself that, if we are taken in the Rapture, then we we will not be here for the second coming! All I remember in this vision was shouting His Name at the top of my voice – along with many who appeared around me. Oh the peace that fell at that moment! As Jesus stepped onto earth, simultaneously every knee bowed and every head bowed too. Then the hosts of heaven started singing their praises to the King of Kings. It will be a glorious cacophony!

Wow, all I can say is WOW and hallelujah \o/

I truly believe we are going to see these things sometime quite soon, maybe within a few years. I truly believe that first, starting about now, there will be revival sweeping through U.K., Western Europe, and America particularly – Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America won’t miss out. My heart is just full this morning – joy, hope, love, but mostly Jesus. I believe this has already started in America, but it has yet to start in Europe. It has certainly started in the East – particularly China, Afghanistan, and Iran. After revival comes the Rapture, then antichrist and tribulation, then the second Coming followed by the millennial reign. Oh the joy to come – hallelujah \o/

I feel the heavens rumbling directly overhead as the Army of the Lord positions itself ready. There is real revival coming to the UK, and even to Rotherham where I live – another dark and lost place that needs the Lord so badly, so desperately, right now! This real revival is spreading all over America too.

Sometimes, the Lord lifts me high above the world to see what He is really showing me. This morning, I see a map of both sides of the North Atlantic. As I watch, I see a scythe, an old-fashioned scythe, sweep across the UK, Europe, across the Atlantic, and through America – starting on the East Coast and moving Westwards like the pioneers of old. Such power as I have never seen and have not the words to describe.

SWEEPING through Europe and America carrying all before it. Wave after wave certainly, but that first wave – oh my! Such power and authority – such signs, wonders, and miracles.

“Watch and see and rejoice as I move !”, says the Lord. “WATCH & SEE!”

CGB 29 January 2021 and earlier

RB Footnote:
  • Am trying to write this morning whilst our semi-detached house has unexpectedly become temporarily ‘uninhabitable’ by the extremely loud noise and vibrations of pneumatic drilling outside our external wall into nearby solid concrete in adjacent neighbour’s property. It’s taken 4 hours but soon over, I hope! Not being able to do my usual online catch-up after a long weekend and preparing whatever’s in mind, I’m left ‘in limbo,’  BUT I believe the Lord dropped the above title into mind – even whilst being distracted by not having all I want as typing in the conservatory.
  • Thank and praise You again for Your leading Lord…I’d never thought of publishing this word this way because guest posts usually display the author’s name in the title. BUT I’ve been reminded of what the Lord’s been teaching us with examples on the principle of the three-fold elements in heavenly and earthly manifestations. That is, as an aspect of His will being done here as it is in heaven in order to manifest His Kingdom in earth.

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The Great Rethink: back to basics, Bible prophecy – Neil Mackereth – 3,600th post!

We’re blessed to receive news this week from Neil Mackereth, author of SIGNS and a regular contributor:

“Dear Richard, I mentioned recently that I felt called to revitalise the huge significance of biblical prophecy, especially as a tool for evangelism. You were kind enough to refer me to some of your earlier material on the subject. Herewith my thoughts!”

THE  GREAT  RETHINK

INTRODUCTION

As some of you will know, I think Biblical prophecy is incredible, mind-blowing and “undersold”! Fulfilled prophecy is confirmation of the absolute authenticity of the Bible; it proves that God is omniscient, omnipotent, infallible, knows the end from the beginning, and has always known all the machinations that will happen in between.

Much of society has consigned the Bible, and church-going, to the mundane, commonplace and dreary: and that is our fault. We Christians urgently need a new approach that catches the imagination of those in desperate need. Troubles are intensifying; people are searching, there has never been a better opportunity.

I feel called to highlight and emphasise the astounding, miraculous and supernatural nature of Biblical prophecy. Prophecy is dispersed (dotted about) throughout the Bible and, therefore, usually not read in a linear and related fashion. For me, listing prophecies in one place brings joy and peace to my heart and mind: it confirms that God is in control.

As ever, I will endeavour to keep what follows as simple as possible. But first …

BACK TO BASICS

The Bible, at its opening, quickly moves from creation to satan’s success in instigating the fall of man. Then follows God’s sovereign selection of Abram (Abraham) and his descendants, to be His chosen people (Israel). Thereafter, we see the story of their triumphs, failures, trials and tribulations; and God’s endeavours to guide them through His elected prophets, culminating in the first advent of Jesus Christ.  The New Testament describes Jesus’ life and role as Redeemer King, His death, resurrection and ascension to heaven.  At the close of the Bible, Jesus returns and satan and His followers are overthrown.

The Book of Revelation is the essential finale of the story: God emphasises its huge importance, giving blessings to readers and hearers (Rev 1:3); He makes clear its prophetic nature, and warns of dire consequences for anyone who changes the text (Rev 20:18-19). No other book in the Bible carries such blessings and warnings.

Revelation is difficult to understand but the truth is, many prophecies are unfathomable until their fulfillment [try reading Isaiah 53 (written circa 750 BC) as if you had no knowledge of Jesus’ life and crucifixion]. In considering Revelation, we need to overcome centuries of “Greek World View” interpretations and analyses that seek to apply logic and to deny or ignore any supernatural implications. God cannot be explained by some logical or common-sense process. We can learn a huge amount by a systematic approach to Bible study, but the mystery remains and there comes a point where only faith, and God-given spiritual discernment, can help us.

I will look at the predictions in Revelation at a later date. In the meantime, here are some examples of prophecies that have been, or are in the process of being, fulfilled:

RELATING TO JESUS’ FIRST ADVENT

Prophecy Old Testament (delivered) New Testament (fulfilled)
Born of a virgin Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:22-23
Born in Bethlehem Micah 5:2 Luke 2:4-6
Called out of Egypt Hosea 11:1 Matthew 2:14-15
Taught in parables Psalms 78:1-2 Matthew 13:34-35
Healed the sick Isaiah 29:18-19, 35:4-6, 61:1 Matthew 11:2-6
Entered Jerusalem on a donkey Zechariah 9:9 John 12:12-15
Flogged and abused Isaiah 50:5-6 Mark 14:53-15:20
Hands and feet pierced Psalms 22:16 Mark 15: 20-26
Clothes divided Psalms 22:18 Matthew 27:35
Killed and buried Isaiah 53:8-9 Mark 15:33-47
Rose on the third day Hosea 6:2 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

 RECENTLY FULFILLED (or ongoing)

  • Egyptian will turn against Egyptian (Isaiah 19:2) (“Arab Spring”)
  • Damascus will be in ruins (Isaiah 17:1)
  • Gaza will writhe in agony (Zecharia 9:5)
  • False teachers and prophets will lead people astray (2 Peter 2:1-2)
  • Earthquakes, famines, plague and pestilences will intensify (Luke 21:11)
  • Travel and knowledge will increase greatly (Daniel 12:4)
  • People will prefer fantasy to reality, myth to Christian truths (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
  • There will be wars and rumours of wars (Matthew 24:6)
  • The Gospel will be preached to all nations – (Matthew 24:14) (How will we know?)
  • Things will be as they were in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:36-37)
  • People will be proud, unforgiving, lovers of self, lovers of money and pleasure (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
  • In any communication on end time prophecies the message, and the messenger, will be mocked and ridiculed (2 Peter 3:3-4)
  • Jerusalem will be perceived as a problem by the whole world (Zecharia 12:2-3).
  • Christians will be persecuted and martyred (Matthew 24:9)
  • Many will turn away from the Christian faith (Matthew 24:10)

SPECIFIC TO ISRAEL

  • Because of disobedience, people of Israel were dispersed (Deut 28:64-66)
  • The Jews will return to their biblical homeland (fulfilled in 1948), for example:
  1. God will bring back His exiled people (Amos 9:14-15) (Jer 16:14-15)
  2. The scattered flock will be gathered in (Ezek 34:13, Jer 31:10)
  3. A nation born in a day (labour pains to follow!) (Isaiah 66:7-8)
  4. Forces of hugely superior strength will be defeated (Lev 26:3,7-8)
  5. The formerly desolate land will become fertile and fruitful (Zech 7:14)
  6. These things happen for the sake of God’s Holy Name (Ezek 36:19-24)

Each of the prophecies referred to above could be the basis for a long discourse, and there are many more that could be added.

REVITALISED EVANGELISM

I believe that the next stage of evangelising will involve demonstrating to a sceptical world that fulfilled prophecy confirms the authenticity of the Bible and underlines God’s infallibility and love. He has given us all the information we need!

Jesus gave us pointers for the circumstances that will prevail when He returns, but makes it clear that the specific time of his coming cannot be known. We are well along the time-line of prophetic events. Those signs that await fulfillment could happen very quickly. Reading the Bible, watching what is happening, particularly in Israel and Jerusalem, and seeking to understand the spiritual significance of unusual signs and symbols in the world around us, are all key elements in our being ready for the return of Jesus.

Now is the time for a new approach, a Great Rethink:

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” (Isaiah 6:8)

I am convinced that there is at least one expert marketing strategist out there who is envisioned by the Word of God, empowered by the Holy Spirit and who is ready to step into his or her anointing.

THE Key to foretelling the future

Continuing observations from our imaginary time-machine of a meeting of the first followers of Jesus the Messiah, we can take advantage of having come from the far-off future.

Thus, we know that 50-60 years later John, one of those closest to Him, will write an especially significant account of Jesus’ mission and follow-up with letters, all based upon their personal relationship, to this growing group – the Ekklesia.

Moreover, towards the close of John’s life, Jesus will dictate to him letters specifically addressed to seven ‘churches,’ as well as take him into heavenly realms to show him what will happen before He is to return to reign as King of Kings for a thousand years.

Therefore and I stress, what John is to write is key to a full understanding the nature and authority of authentic prophecy. Note how he begins his Gospel account with stating Jesus’ real identity, namely: Continue reading

Why I’m on the lookout – will you join me?

[First published 23rd November 2011]

Why? Why am I on watch, acting as a lookout?

In short: I was told to watch – plus a spectacular event made it personal. Yet why do that? To answer this, and other questions, take a quick trip with me back in time.

Like scrolling on electronic devices brings different images into our own virtual or cyber realm, now use your mind’s eye to imagine yourself getting into a ‘time machine’. Are you sitting down? Then let’s go for a ‘spin’… Continue reading

Few people knew about this…but many more know now!

This, one of my first blogs and posted on 22nd November 2011, was later included on home page’s About menu to inform visitors of the acceleration of prophetic fulfillment, as may be inferred from the links to confirmatory events added two years later:

NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW THIS

As you may have gathered from my Welcome, with my dear Nina’s patience my time  is spent writing on prophecy and Richard’s Watch began with a brief examination of eschatology – the theological study of the destiny and judgement of nations and all people, even angels!  You may know it as ‘The Last Days’ or, more popularly, as ‘End-Times’. The origin of this term is in the ancient Hebrew Torah’s description: Acharit Hayamin, ie. ‘Last of the Years’.

Let me take you for a very brief visit into one of my favourite classes where Dr Chuck Missler (who’s since passed into heaven) asks his students, “Why Eschatology?” Continue reading

Shadowy military-intel outfit at center of push for globalized digital health passport system — Leo Hohmann

Globalist elites cloak their agenda in flowery language. They talk of transformational changes that will usher in a more just society based on inclusivity, diversity, empowerment, equality, security, privacy, safety and convenience.

They’re being inclusive at the same time they fire you for not accepting an injection of a foreign substance into your body. They’re protecting your privacy at the same time they steal and sell your personal data. They’re committed to diversity when only those obeying their new rules are allowed to work, run a business, buy and sell. They’re empowering you as they rob you of your God-given individual sovereignty and bodily integrity. They’re making us safe even as they’re injecting poison into our bodies and the bodies of our children.

Truth is, these elites are obliterating all Western norms of individual freedom and responsibility, replacing them with a collectivist, digital society in which people are seen as nothing more than human capital, the equivalent of livestock to be tagged, tracked, assessed for their value to the global system and discarded after they’ve been used up by their corporate owners. We defeat these global predators every time we refuse to comply with their rules or use their products, whether it be masks, shots, their new digital money, their social-media networks, their SMART Health Cards, their electric cars, their public schools or their make-believe metaverse.

The below article demonstrates that the global injection mandates and their accompanying digital passports did not spring up organically in the face of a pandemic. They have been long planned as a necessary step toward an all-inclusive digital surveillance state. But this beast system has no power over us unless we submit to its “new normal.” […continue reading at…] Shadowy military-intel outfit at center of push for globalized digital health passport system — LeoHohmann.com

PROPHESIED EXPOSURES OF ROT, LIES & CORRUPTION KEEP MANIFESTING WITH NEWS OF DEEPER, WIDESPREAD EVIL…as may be read in the latest of Leo Hohman’s raft of in-depth investigations.

AND NB >>>

End-times Update: Revelation 13 in today’s terms

In a discussion a few months ago at Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival I raised the point about the primacy of Bible prophecy over contemporary words and visions, which need to be weighed and tested. It was a lengthier, more detailed debate than in my recent post and Fiona Why introduced a most interesting way of considering chapter 13 of The Apocalypse in a manner akin to the fuller translation provided in the Amplified Bible – as shown at Bible Gateway’s site and which begins as follows:

[The Beast from the Sea 13 And the [a]dragon (Satan) stood on the sandy shore of the sea. Then I saw a [vicious] beast coming up out of the sea with ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten royal [b]crowns (diadems), and on his heads were blasphemous names. And the beast that I saw resembled a [c]leopard, but his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth was like that of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority….]

Courtesy Victor Books, The Bible Reader’s Companion by Lawrence O. Richards (1991)

Before reading further, please read the above-linked version of Revelation 13 with its few [appended clarifications] to comprehend what Jesus revealed to his Apostle John.

Without breaking the caveat at Rev 22:18-19 forbidding tampering with the full text, Fiona’s paraphrase conveys how the nearly 2,000 years-old vision of future supra-natural and earth-shattering events may be understood in terms of today’s events and knowledge. Fiona says it’s been checked with a friend who translated the whole Bible and he agrees with its contents!

PARAPHRASE of REVELATION 13

1 Then I saw an accursed-man-made-corona-crown-shaped-beast (a viral-cult-religion-delusion-of-soul-ownership fuelled by the strongman of fear and oppression) rising from the nations with ten (heads) super-states and seven (horns) culture-shaping domains of power (Media, pharmaceutical-medical-science-and-communication-technology, religion, education, finance, military-force, government-control). On its ten super-states were ten corona-shaped-crowns, and on its seven (horns) culture-shaping domains of power were contempt towards God’s people and humanity. 2 It was swift to take dominion, with mighty strength and words that tear like the mouth of a lion. The Dragon (throne of luck and financial power-control) shared its power-throne and great authority with the accursed-man-made-corona-crown-shaped-beast.

3 One of the (horns) culture-shaping domains of power (global hub of pharmaceutical-medical-science-and-communication-technologyof the accursed-man-made-corona-crown-shaped-beast seemed to have suffered an infection-manifestation, but the manifestation had been wiped clean. After this, the whole world was filled with obsessive obscene fascination and followed the accursed-man-made-corona-crown-shaped-beast. 4 The enslaved-captives gave great reverence to the global hub of pharmaceutical-medical-science-and-communication-technology because it had given the accursed-man-made-corona-crown-shaped-beast its ruling authority. The enslaved-captives also gave great reverence to the accursed-man-made-corona-crown-shaped-beast, saying, “Who is like the accursed-man-made-corona-crown-shaped-beast (a viral-cult-religion-delusion-of-soul-ownership fuelled by the strongman of fear and oppression)? And who is able to take control over it?”

5 The accursed-beast was given a voice to speak boastful and contemptuous words, and was permitted to exercise authority for forty-two months. 6 So the accursed-beast began to show contempt against God, showing contempt for his holy name and his holy people, locking them down and banning worship; that is, those who dwell in heaven. 7 The accursed-beast was given the authority to wage war against the minds and bodies of the holy believers. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation. 8 Everyone on earth was manipulated to give great attention to the accursed-beast—those whose names have not been written from the foundation of the world in the Book of the Life of the Lamb who was slain.

9 If anyone has been given ears to hear, he’d better listen! 10 For the one who leads others into locked-home prisons, into locked-home prisons he goes. The one who kills others by the spiked weapon, by the spiked weapon he will be put to death.This is a call for the endurance and faithfulness of the holy believers.11 Then I saw another accursed-man-made-corona-crown-shaped-beast (a viral-cult-religion-delusion-of-soul-ownership fuelled by the strongman of fear and oppression). It was from two (horns) super-states, and was like a self replicating false saviour, but it came from the global hub of pharmaceutical-medical-science-and-communication-technology. 12 It operated in all the authority of the accursed-beast on its behalf, causing the earth and its inhabitants to submit to the first accursed-beast, whose infection-manifestation had been wiped away. 13 It performed great miracle-signs, even publicly causing 5G microwave energy to fall from the sky to the earth. 14 And through these startling wonders of modern technology performed on behalf of the first accursed-beast, deceived the world, telling the people to erect 5G transmitting towers looking like fire-energy emitting, corona-crown culture-shaping domains of power (Media, pharmaceutical-medical-science-and-communication-technology, religion, education, finance, military-force, government-control) in the image of the corona-crown-shaped-accursed-beast that had been wounded by the spiked-weapon and yet lived. 15 The 5G corona-crown-shaped-fire-energy-emitting transmitters from the earth were empowered to transmit images of the accursed-beast so that its power base could speak and kill those who refused to bow the knee to its corona-crown authority. 16 It also caused everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and bound, to be tattooed with the accursed-beast-passport-to-hell on the right hand or on the forehead. 17 This meant no one could buy or sell unless the enslaved-captives had the tattoo of the accursed-beast; that is, the name of the corona-shaped-accursed-beast or its number.

18 This will require wisdom to understand: Let the one with insight interpret (pebble up/add up) the number of the accursed-beast, for it is a man-created number – 666. (Numeric value: C=100 + O=60 + V=5 + I=1 + D=500 = 666)

26.10.2021

Footnotes:

Back in August Fiona kindly agreed to my publishing this paraphrase and I’d hoped to publish within weeks, but many items cropped up and I put it into the Lord’s hands. As you may have read in part of this End-times trilogy, it was in the ‘pipeline’ for Monday 18th October – but other events took priority.  A week later, I asked Fiona if it’s still alright to proceed and got confirmation that timing is NOW, as in her reply:

“Interesting! Yes, I will update the Rev 13 for you, as I have had more insight, some last night in fact. And this morning I asked God if we were in Rev 13, and I felt him nod. So, your timing is spot on, I believe.”

Moreover, upon revisiting the paraphrase Fiona adds, “I want to make it clear and easy for people to get hold of without rejecting it too readily. It’s a bit much for many people to believe. I agree, it is the time to put it out there now.” (emphasis mine)

Also, Fiona received this intriguing insight:

I have been asking God about the ‘O’ in covid, because it is the only letter that isn’t a Roman numeral. I have been searching the Greek and Hebrew – and last night was shocked to find that ‘O’ in Hebrew has the value of 60. Even more than that, it is pronounced as ‘S’ and means blood offering, and container of God! So the sneaky little scoundrels have combined the coming of the global Roman Empire with the Hebrew blood offering… This would make the real phonic sound of cv to be: Curse-vid! 666. (Roman numerals: C=100 O=60 (Hebrew samekh) V=5 I=1 D=500) COVID = 666  That discovery was a bit of a shocker for me…”   https://hebrew4christians.com/Grammar/Unit_One/Aleph-Bet/Samekh/samekh.html

Previously Fiona had explained, “Covid is a cult religion. I’m assuming it’s the beast. It’s a strongman demon of soul possession and the UK needs deliverance. It’s also the pharmakea, sorcery, witchcraft spirit, and I cant understand how Spirit-filled Christians can’t see that!! I was shocked when in Rhyl a few weeks ago and I looked out the window at a 5- G mast and realised it looked like a crown/corona and it really struck me how the image of the beast could burn, was that thing. And, God gives some perception And, we have to understand that we are picked by God to translate the present, like Joseph was picked. And, that’s how it is…”

May our Sovereign Lord be with you as you weigh these nuances to chapter 13 of ‘The Revelation of Jesus Christ’.

(Publ @ 22:11 hrs BST)

End-times Update: 666 phase 1’s trial complete; phase 2’s app now in shops!

‘He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.(Revelation 13:16-17 NKJV Biblegateway.com)

End-times Update: ‘Mark of the beast’ moves into next phase – TIME TO WAKE UP!

Further to my above-linked post, the trail run of, or grooming for, public compliance for wearing masks plus stopping payments in cash during the covid-19 pandemic has been a complete success. The next phase of readying people to take the Mark of The Beast was reported in last Tuesday’s Telegraph:

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