The Who, Why, When & What of Watching

In referring to the prophecy of our being able “to see clearly” God’s numbers – even for dates, times and monetary denominations – and briefly considering numerical aspects of the Bible, I’m republishing this blog issued in February 2018 because it leads into brand new material on all these matters and their relevance to the Return of Jesus Christ:

Recent (end-Jan 2018) reblogs of other authors’ references to a pre-Tribulation Rapture (one of eight possible eschatological scenarios) and beliefs about that possibly being mistaken – plus a theological blog’s discussion – has prompted me to revisit and expand upon one of this blog’s earliest entries – ‘Why Watch?’  It’s now time to consider who, why, when and what we are watching out for..:

WHO?

You, me and everyone, especially those who believe in and follow Jesus Christ – HE is the WHO and thus the basic reason we should be watching.  If you’re not familiar with His life, ministry and status, or with the fact we can be in a close, loving relationship with Him, then dip into this blog’s brief outline at Do You Know Jesus?

WHY?

For me, a spectacular, life-changing event in 1989 made watching very personal and connected into relevant, directive scripture. Then in 2008, wanting to check Jesus’ parable of the wheat and tares in Matthew 13, I opened my Bible and IT EXPLODED! and I heard

“This is ALL about to be fulfilled!”

Thus began my series of emails to friends and church leaders about prophecy, as told nine years ago this month in part one of  The Endgame Is Now In Play, wherein I wrote:

‘Jesus urged His disciples to look out for and observe signs of the times. Regarding their questions about His return at the end of this Age, the earliest Gospel account has Jesus stressing 7 times, “Watch…be alert…on your guard“ (Mark 13). Matthew 24 reports Jesus saying 4 times, “Watch…and when you see…” followed by the parables of the burglar and of the virgins > “Don’t be caught napping!” [Is the Church still asleep?] Luke’s account has, “Be always on the watch…” (Luke 21:36 and chapter 12 (NIV) has sections on watchfulness and interpreting the times. In each Gospel Jesus commands, Learn the lesson of the fig tree…”. Also, the Apostles went on to give more indicators (Acts 3:20-1, Hebrews 12:26-7, 2 Peter 3, 2 Timothy 3 and the first and second letters to the Thessalonians).’

It’s claimed that for every OT prophecy about Jesus Christ’s birth and life there’s seven to eight times as many about His eventual return or ‘Parousia’, also called ‘The Second Advent’ or ‘Second Coming’. I’m of the opinion the likelihood of that event sometime in our lifetime is rapidly increasing !

Jesus stressed the great importance of His return. Eg, His instruction to the four who’d been with Him from the outset of His mission is given at Mark 13:33-37 (NKJV):

Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.

Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming – in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning – lest, coming suddenly, he finds you sleeping! And what I say to you, I say to all, ‘Watch!’.”

That’s why I’m watching and, believer or not, you too are included, as can be clearly understood from Jesus’ words: “I say to ALL…

How can we be sure?

You may object and say, “But even if that’s an accurate quotation it’s only guesswork”. That is, prophecies don’t always come to pass.  In answer and in synopsis only [more details here], I therefore offer the following key to foretelling the future.:

We’re privileged to learn what Almighty God has decided is to happen. He shared his plans with a select number of ancient sages, or prophets, over a long period that started 29 centuries ago, and several centuries before Christ. Amidst extensive instructions He told the prophet Isaiah:

“For I am God and there is no other, I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand and I shall do all My pleasure’…” (Isaiah 46:9-10 NKJV)

In fact, some years before Isaiah the first of the ‘writing prophets’ had received a distinct word about God’s intention to divulge His plans. This is recorded in Amos’ scroll at the seventh verse of the third chapter (in modern notation):

“Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”

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Back to Biblical Basics: events leading into Jesus’ Return

This post appears in the hub About Signs and is the reference copy of the continuation of The Who, Why, When and What of Watching, published in February 2018.

In continuing our trilogy on getting back to Biblical basics, arising from having heard “It’s sooner than you think!!”, the following ‘signs’ foretell events indicative of Jesus Christ’s return to rule and reign upon earth:

Omitting signs that apply to the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70 (Note 1) and those recorded by Apostle John in his book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ, this selection is compiled from the earliest Gospel (Mark 13), augmented by Matthew (24) and Luke (17 & 21), plus extracts from Paul’s letters to believers in Corinth and Salonika, to whom he told the origin of his teaching – ‘For this we say to you by the word of the Lord…’ .: Continue reading

Back to Biblical Basics: The Day of the Lord

Thank you to Nicolas Barrett of All Along The Watchtower for kindly permitting me to publish his sermon notes for 30th June:

THE DAY OF THE LORD

Primary readings:
  • Joel 2:28-32
  • Revelation 6:12-17

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Back to Biblical Basics: direct Word on Jesus’ Return, and vision of Iran

At Tuesday morning’s coffee & cake meeting outside Haslemere, someone asked the worship leader to do some older songs. The first was new to me, but then came ‘These Are The Days of Elijah’ followed by Noel Richards’ famous song, so pertinent for today (courtesy paroles-musique):

“Great is the darkness
That covers the earth,
Oppression, injustice and pain.
Nations are slipping
In hopeless despair
Though many have come in Your name,
Watching while sanity dies,
Touched by the madness and lies.

[Chorus, verse 2 and chorus, then rejoicing in final verse:]

“Great celebrations
On that final day
When out of the heavens You come.
Darkness will vanish
All sorrow will end
And rulers will bow at Your throne,
Our great commission complete
Then face to face we shall meet:

Come Lord Jesus, come Lord Jesus,
Pour out Your Spirit we pray.
Come Lord Jesus, come Lord Jesus,
Pour out Your Spirit on us today.

Whilst singing the chorus I noticed Nina look at me, then sit down, take paper out of her handbag and jot a short phrase. Her expression and shaky stance told me she’s being touched by the Holy Spirit. Afterwards, she told me that in the chorus she distinctly heard the Lord whisper in her ear, and thus in block caps (black ink) notes His words,

“IT’S SOONER THAN YOU THINK!!!”

Nina knows it’s not about any Revival but, as urged in the song, all about His Return.

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I now ask, however, “Is that before, upon or after what we were soon to hear?”

The promise Nina heard becomes even more poignant by what the guest speakers from Elam Ministries reported on Christianity’s rapid growth through underground churches in Turkey and Iran, and thus moving rapidly towards the fulfillment of Jeremiah 49:34-39 – the Judgement of Elam (Persia/Iran)

[WOWEE, I’m getting a very strong sense of ‘deja vu’ in what I’m doing, as though the event, situation and what I’m blogging has already been done: but this confirms it’s all God’s Timing!!!]

“I will set My throne in Elam, And will destroy from there the king and the princes,” says the Lord. (Jer 49:39 NKJV)

It was awe-inspiring to hear a young lady pastor’s account of life in jail after her house church was raided and closed. Also, that only last week an ex-Muslim 14 years-old boy had a vision of mosques in Iran tumbling down and being replaced by churches!

Afterwards, I mentioned this strongly reminded me of the declaration I heard announced from heaven of the “Fall of Islam”, and of the lightning strike upon the Grand Temple in Mecca on 14th anniversary of the attack upon New York’s towers (as recounted here and linked herein respectively).

So the Lord’s pointing us back to what His Word says about His Return….(next posts).

Mulling over ‘May-hem’, the Battle for Britain, the EU elections

[Prepared on Thursday 23rd May, the afternoon before PM May’s resignation, and held pending permission for added quotation.]

Such exceptionally historic days for our nation and, as a consequence, for the federal union of European nations. Therefore, I offer a few thoughts jotted at the beginning of April and then on the subsequent launch of the Brexit Party and Friday’s unexpected elections for UK representatives to sit in the European Parliament!

Seven weeks ago today I jotted thoughts percolating in my mind over the demise of democracy, as shown in public reactions to the legitimate result of the largest vote in British history encouraged by our dishonest representatives in Parliament, aided and abetted by grossly muddled and incompetent government. We see the collapse of the Conservative party as its leader Theresa May scythes through its grassroots’ support, on top of the ‘May-hem’ in politics, media and across public and business domains.

AND what an astonishing week it’s been with the whole party now against its leader as Prime Minister, but who steadfastly refuses to resign – yet!  I regret to come to no other logical conclusion but that Mrs May has deliberately betrayed the electorate and trying to compromise with every shade of opinion.

Also, I’m reminded how the grave state of national breakdown, not only politically but also spiritually and therefore morally, exactly fits what I saw emerging out of thin air 15 years ago as an open vision of Britain (as here).

Let me stress straight away, as when collating my expanding series of blogs about the EU and the In/Out question: my own politics are non-partisan because the Kingdom of God has priority.

SOME SCRIPTURES

Let’s check a couple of pertinent New Testament scriptures penned by Paul. The first was written about 10 years before Nero persecuted Christians after the great fire of Rome, and then followed by many other persecutions across the Roman Empire. Yet such atrocities did not result in this passage’s ‘redaction’ at the hands of the early Church for they appreciated the essay’s content was inspired by the Holy Spirit; that is, they were words from God Himself. Here’s the basic Christian perspective of worldly, ruling authorities:

Submit to Government

1. Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore, whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. 5 Therefore, you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. [Romans 13; courtesy Biblegateway.com]

Another ten years and Paul instructs his protégé Timothy upon responsibilities in caring for souls:

Pray for All Men

1. Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in [authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. [1 Timothy 2, courtesy Biblegateway.com]

MODERN & BIBLICAL PROPHECY

Therefore, much as it is right to weigh, test and question prophetic words that seem to have endorsed Mrs May’s premiership, nevertheless according to scripture her position and authority are God-ordained. So, even if we doubt a prophet’s claims about a word from God saying she’s His person for the UK (and infer they come from the prophet’s opinion only), such a claim is nevertheless accurate in being in accord with scripture.

After all, the Lord used satan and its schemes promulgated through the leaders of the ancient Jews for His purposes in bringing about a plot to crucify His own son, our Lord Jesus Christ, for our own good…!

So, we could say even arch-betrayer Judas Iscariot was God’s man for that time!

Thus the Lord is no doubt using Mrs May and the may-hem she’s created, as well as manipulated within her government, party and Parliament to bring about His purposes and Britain’s End-time destiny in Him. All this unprecedented chaos and confusion fully accords with what some prophets said about the purpose behind these convulsions.

In other words, our fuller prophetical understanding of the mess the nation has fallen into, lies in not only national leaders’ rank rebellion against God and their disavowal of our unique, most ancient Christian heritage, but also in an appreciation that our turmoil and humiliation is precisely what He is permitting for our own eventual good.

Furthermore, let’s remind ourselves of the mechanism of this great apostasy foreseen by Paul and stand in dreadful awe and holy fear of his description of how God will allow and enable those reprobates to empower, yet imperil, themselves. Note how it happens:

‘…The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusionthat they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.‘ [2 Thessalonians 2:9-12, emphases added]

BREXIT PARTY’s STANCE

Since my drafting the above, Nigel Farage has returned to politics with the launch of the Brexit Party and spectacularly overtaking Conservative and Labour support, as shown in pre-election polls (as herein). We’ve now witnessed the electorate’s contempt for her  governments’ failure by Nigel thrashing and trashing Theresa’s Tories into fifth place!!! (Slumping to its lowest ever share in European elections.)

Further to his article on Brexit and our Democratic Responsibility, Dave Chapman tells me that “one of our prayer partners in the House of Prayer felt she had to write to some key politicians.” He writes, “Just thought: Old Testament prophets regularly got involved in speaking to kings in Israel, often giving their tacit backing as well as rebuking them.

“The particular prayer partner comments that Nigel Farage’s ancestors were French Huguenots, so like Trump, there is a trace of steely Godly influence somewhere in his DNA.  In fact, after the Referendum result she wrote to him – because she believed the Lord prompted her to – commending him and thanking him for all his input. 

“She specifically said to him that there was another who was reviled, in fact even more than he, and was crucified for such as us.  Some time later she had a reply, apologising for his delay in responding, as he’d decided to write personally to everyone who wrote him.

“From that letter it became clear to her that he understood our heritage in this Nation was of a Judeo-Christian nature and there would be a real battle to maintain it, even though he did not have her kind of faith.”

GOD’S STRATEGY FOR EU ELECTIONS?

Now permit me to speculate: if the Brexit Party wins the European elections in Britain by a landslide then their representation in Brussels will give huge support to other nations’ rejection of the EU’s dominance, thereby assisting in its prophesied downfall. In fact, the one-time Prime Minister of the Czech Republic ended his speech at the Party’s Olympia Rally almost pleading, on behalf of the peoples in Europe who want to be free of the EU’s domination, that Britain lead the way by completing our exit.

Had Mrs May not been so obdurate in delaying implementation of Brexit, then Britain would have left the EU on 29 March and we wouldn’t be eligible for representation in its parliament – and thus unable to rock the EU’s boat, as is likely with the Brexit Party’s expected wins.

So in some mysterious way, maybe the now resigned Prime Minister Theresa May and ‘reignited’ politician Nigel Farage are actually serving the Lord’s purposes!

As Dave closes our correspondence: “Btw, what would Leave voters have done in these EU Elections if there were no Brexit Party?  Must have been a ‘God thing’!”

A prophetic word on the coming ‘bowls of the fury of God’

Now that Facebook can at last connect this blog’s Fb page with my previously unused personal profile, I’ve been pinning a few of its posts and hubs to its ‘wall’ or timeline by way of an intro’ to my writing upon Biblical and contemporary Christian prophecy.

Doing that reminded me of the difference between ancient and modern prophecy, which after due weighing and testing, provides a means of hearing from God before we arrive at the End-times foretold in scripture. Therefore, I mused upon when and how those two modes of hearing Him will converge in the run-up to the Millennium, when Jesus Christ returns bodily to reign and rule on earth. 

AND “Lo and Behold!” within a couple of days I get an email on that subject, as in preparing for things to come, which reads as follows: Continue reading

The Coming Davidic Messiah

This summation of the who, what and why of the up-coming Millennium is a valuable reminder of our goal as active Christians. Also, knowledge of the Kingdom as our inheritance is fundamental because our spiritual opponents claim ignorance of that fact dis-empowers believers (see Christian Inheritance & End-times Church for source.)

All Along the Watchtower

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

-Revelation 3:21

The Kingdom is woven into all the teachings of Christ. He taught us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come”. He taught that our good deeds on earth are seen by our Father in Heaven, and that He will reward us in the resurrection. He taught that His Kingdom is not of this world, and that this world is in darkness. Christ’s moral teaching is so sublime as to be unattainable by the flesh: it is the power of the Spirit, who is given to us as an earnest of the Kingdom, that makes us able to live as Christ did.

In our suffering, the resurrection is our comfort. The Kingdom is what we are striving for: even as we wait…

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2009 End-times revelation on ‘wheat & tares’ reinforced for 2019 (GPS#26.1)

Recently a number of previous insights and prophetic words have been reiterated as though stressing not only their important relevance but also and maybe more stridently because their manifestation is now drawing close. There’s been an increasing number on the parable of the separation of the wheat and poisonous weeds(!) known as darnel, or tares, now being applied to the sifting and cleansing of church denominations.

The latest on this is Neville Johnson’s letter from The Academy of Light in Australia and, in my humble opinion, is essential reading – especially in nearly coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the inward ‘voice’ I heard upon opening my Bible to re-read that parable: “This is ALL about to be fulfilled” (as told in The Endgame Is Now In Play and which started my writing upon prophetical matters).

Thank you Neville for writing as follows (emphases mine)

Dear Richard,

Well here we are again at the beginning of another New Year. However this year is not just another year. There are points in time which stand out more than others. There are seasons within seasons. There are epochs or ages which mark such times as the birth  and death of Jesus, the fall of Jerusalem, the Reformation etc. There are seasons within seasons which are important, like specific years in a decade. However this New Year is more than just another year. First, last year was a Jubilee year in which the reimbursements promised in the Jubilee year start to unfold now; ie. the end of last year into the beginning of this year. The last time there was such a significant timing was the beginning of the Reformation in 16th century. While this was a milestone in the history of the church, denominations began to emerge following the Reformation i.e. Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists, and Pentecostals etc. However, in this new and last season persecution will trigger a collapse, causing denominations to begin to dissolve into a people of the Kingdom of God. This will be of God’s doing. There will now be a period of removing the tares from the church. This must happen before the harvest begins.

‘Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
‘But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
‘But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
‘So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, “Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?”
‘He said unto them, “An enemy hath done this”. The servants said unto him, “Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?”
‘But he said, “Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
Matthew 13:24 -30

We are now moving from the church age to the Kingdom age. The ramifications of this are far-reaching. On the 26th December 2018 I had an encounter with the Lord and one of his saints, ie. cloud of witnesses, in which I was given some insight into this new era. This is the last era, ie. period of time before the return of the Lord. This said, we must understand that time is now limited and is running out. Now when major time seasons come to an end we must be aware of the implications.

First, there are aspects of the old that must not come over into the new. When a baby is born the umbilical cord must be cut off. While the umbilical cord was instrumental in nourishing the baby it cannot stay connected to the mother it must be severed.  The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has become one of the latest to advise medical professionals to wait at least 30 to 60 seconds before clamping and cutting.

Throughout a pregnancy, the umbilical cord carries important nutrients and blood from the mother to the baby.  If the cord is not cut off there is a very real chance of infection as the placenta begins to rot.  So it is as we move on into a new era, much of the old must not come over in to the new.

There is much in the old season that will not work in this new season
‘Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
‘Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.’
Isaiah 43:18 -19
After Joseph’s great trial he called his first son Manasseh:
This is interesting because the Name Manasseh means ‘forgetting’ in the Hebrew.
‘And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father’s house.’
Genesis 41:51

After the great trial Joseph went though it was time now for him to forget
‘Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.’
Phil 3:13 -14

Change can be daunting somewhat, particularly when it comes to how we do church. However change must come. One of the greatest pictures of what the end-time church looks like is found in the encounter that Jacob had with the ladder that reached up to heaven. The house of God was supposed to be a gateway to heaven where heaven touches earth.

‘And Jacob awakened out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
‘And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
‘And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
‘And he called the name of that place Bethel:’ (The House of God)
Gen 28:16-19

The description of David’s Tabernacle gives us another insight into these end-time people of the kingdom. It pictures an open heaven a place where heaven and earth meet. Gateways to an open heaven will be opened up across the earth in many places and churches. There will be echoes in nature that reflects this change from the old to the new. Signs of the new season.

Many have been under attack from witchcraft targeted against them and also many churches have been targeted over the last few years by this spirit This Jezebelic spirit has hindered many but in this new season change is coming in regards to this demonic aggression. The rise of true kingdom power and authority will begin to escalate. Kingdom health will start to prevail in many. The season of trials will emerge into great blessings just as winter gives way to springtime. True Josephs will come out of prison. That which has been built on the sand will disappear and that which has been built on the rock, the teachings of Jesus, will stand the coming storms. In this new season Kingdom love will release Kingdom faith, authority, wealth, and revelation. The awaking of the Kingdom within you will bring a tsunami of revelation and understanding. The parables of the Kingdom will also bring revelation, understanding and insights into this Kingdom age.

Many who have run their course will be taken home in this new season. It is graduation time for many who have run their race and have kept the faith. Age may have wearied you but your home-coming is awaited eagerly by those on the other side.

‘I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
‘Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them  also them that love his appearing.’
2 Tim 4:7-8

Change is in the air the set time to favour Zion has come
‘But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.
‘Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.’
Psalm 102:12-13
‘When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.’
Psalm 102:16

SELAH

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7 years ago today: Not Many people Know This…

This post, one of my first blogs in November 2011, later featured on the Home page to inform visitors of the acceleration of prophetic fulfillment, as may be inferred from the links to confirmatory events two years later:

As you may have gathered from my Welcome, I’m into 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 is asking his students, ‘Why Eschatology?Continue reading

Update on End-times’ cashless society (Rev 13:16-18’s Mark of the Beast)

Noticed on this weekend’s World Watch Daily homepage display (the other headline on US Supreme Justice Kavanaugh is noteworthy too!):

Click image for direct link to Fox News article

It reminds me of the prophecy at Revelation 13:16-18 on the activity of the ‘Beast from the Earth’:

‘He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 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, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has [g]the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.’

Also, reminds me what internationally renowned Australian Barry R Smith taught on the emerging technology soon to introduce a cashless society and ‘Pay & Go’, as read over 20 years ago in ‘…better than Nostradamus’ and ‘The Devil’s Jigsaw’!

More at Big Brother WatchRFID, Technology and The Mark

‘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)

PS – continue reading:

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]

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