Paws-4-thought: Kingdom-related events since lightning strike on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Won’t you pause to ponder and praise the Lord with me? Let’s look back briefly and consider how the prophetic has a place in diplomatic circles.

After a lightning strike damaged Mecca’s Grand Mosque just over two years ago I’ve noticed many changes are under way in Saudi Arabia and the M-East generally. Developments indicative of major spiritual and diplomatic changes in Muslim leaders’ relationships with and their attitudes toward Christians, and Israel in particular, are quietly emerging.

Late in the year of the ‘blood-moon tetrad‘ (2015) I closed a series of posts on the years’ spectacular events with Why this September is special: Update #2 – Islam, which referred to a lightning strike in Mecca. Under the sub-head ‘Anniversary of 9/11 Atrocity’ I wrote:

‘On the anniversary of this century’s ‘day of infamy’ for New York, I noted another event seemed to connect into the collapse of the Twin Towers – as well as possibly being of God, or was it simply coincidence?  Lightning from a severe thunderstorm in Mecca struck a tall crane, which collapsed into the Grand Mosque thereby killing and injuring hundreds.

‘The construction engineer is quoted as saying, “It was an act of God”. A ‘very saddened’ British imam is reputed to have said, “It’s a blessing in disguise for those killed”. Four days later Saudi Arabia’s King Salman suspended contracts for the construction company, which is owned by the Bin Laden family!

‘Nevertheless, it ‘struck’ me that it’s a mirror ‘action replay’ on the 14th anniversary of the attack upon America, inspired as it was by the teachings and practices of the Meccan founder of Islam. That is, the very heart of the homeland and faith of those modern religious plotters and perpetrators was visited by an almost similar ‘toppling of a tower’. Also, my first impression was of The Almighty throwing down the gauntlet to confront satan. It’s far, far too uncanny not to be of poignant significance!’

The necessity of brevity means we’ll avoid itemising all subsequent events, except the notable one, and overlooking Crown Prince Muhammad’s radical reforms, your attention is drawn to recent events with his main Sunni Muslim allies of Egypt and Jordan.

This year’s change of US administration brought a complete sea-change not only in US-Arab diplomacy but also between USA and Israel. In his first foreign trip as the POTUS, Donald Trump addressed the 2017 Riyadh Summit in Saudi Arabia with a well-crafted speech. I re-blogged Joel Rosenberg’s report Trump boldly urges Muslim leaders to “drive out the terrorist and extremists” from their nations and mosques with this intro’:

‘Note Trump’s accurate description of Islamic terror as “battle between Good and Evil” (read prepared speech.)  All a mighty contrast to Obama’s deep rift with Riyadh in 2011 for betraying Egypt’s president Mubarak as a consequence of having invited the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood to his 2009 Cairo speech plus his back-channel dealings with Iran, as I reported just over 8 years ago in Today’s Importance in History (18 May 2009)!’

Christian Leaders Meet Middle-East’s Leaders

THEREFORE, with those two historic and highly significant events in mind let’s look at the latest news from Joel Rosenberg of his delegation of evangelical leaders’ top-level meetings in Egypt and Jordan. Tap/click links to read his reports in full:

1st Nov > Today in Cairo, Egyptian President Sisi Welcomed First-ever Delegation of Christian Leaders for 3-hour MeetingI had opportunity to meet Egyptian President el-Sisi in Washington in April.  What I could not say at the time was that…the President invited me to bring a delegation of Evangelical Christian leaders to visit him in Cairo, as well as to meet other senior Egyptian government officials and religious leaders. We’ve been working on this with his staff and advisors ever since, and today the project not only became a reality but was far more than I could possibly have hoped for…’ 

2nd Nov > Arab & Israeli media provide inside details of President el-Sisi’s historic meeting Evangelical Christian leaders in Cairo : …’Rosenberg, who was born to a Jewish father, told Haaretz that he was surprised at the level of interest expressed by the Egyptians in the delegation. “For the leader of Egypt to invite a Christian group to sit with him, discuss what he’s doing, talk about some of the difficult issues, that’s very impressive. I was hoping we could get ten minutes with him, and eventually we got almost three hours. From our side, the important thing was to show our appreciation for his fight against terrorism and extremism, for his commitment to peace and security ties with Israel, and for saving Egypt from the darkness of the Muslim Brotherhood.”…

8th Nov > Jordan’s King Abdullah II welcomes Evangelical Christian Delegation at Palace in Amman. Leaders thank King for advancing peace, fighting terrorism, caring for refugees and protecting Christians : ‘The meeting capped three days of meetings between Delegation members and senior government officials; Evangelical, Catholic and Muslim leaders in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; and a moving visit to the Zaatari Refugee Camp near the Syrian border….’

Kingdom Presence & Prophecy

An insight upon another quite different aspect of spiritual diplomacy on behalf of the King of Kings was shared at Revd Dr Sharon Stone’s mentoring day last Saturday – it’s that of the office and function of God’s prophet.

As part of his material, the speaker for the first session taught about the student’s ‘work’ or assignment in the Lord as being the prime driver and energizer in their lives. As God created air for birds to fly through so He created His Kingdom in which His presence manifests and in which His saints are to function. Therein, Holy Spirit’s words and power comes to His people. Those anointed in the office of prophet are to create a Kingdom atmosphere in order to do their ‘work’.  So, without the presence of God any ministry is impossible. The question is, how’s this done in secular, even governmental, meetings?

In giving an example this speaker surprised us by telling about when he was invited to a meeting in Geneva, at the United Nations, and expected to prophesy to some government leaders. In meeting ‘the world’ with every race, creed and culture present, he realised the need to avoid jargon, or ‘churchese’.

‘Why? What am I trying to do? I’m trying to conquer an air-space; I’m trying to bring a Kingdom atmosphere into an already world-atmosphere. And there’s nothing more like world atmosphere, I promise you, than being at the UN…every ambassador, diplomat and delegate is there and I’m in front of a couple and of course I don’t know if they’re Christians. So I’m not going to say “Thus saith the Lord”. All I’m going to do is speak the Word of God  into the atmosphere and drop Truth, even in this place. And so I said (to X and Y), “I don’t know who you are but I see you’re in between two intense negotiations right now and I see…”

He gave the gathered students just a tiny peek of the bigger picture he was giving them about their personal work and how the Lord is helping. They then asked the prophet, “You don’t know who we are, do you?” – “No” he replied.

It turns out they’re Donald Trump’s envoys and the prophet continued: ‘(Then) as I’m speaking the atmosphere changes, all of a sudden the Kingdom of God came in and the next day – and the next day – there was momentum to minister to most of the diplomats…Why? Because we can change the atmosphere with the prophetic!’

The speaker explained how this principle works by alluding to the military strategy of  ‘air supremacy’ – so too, with prophecy and intercessory prayer.

Three days’ prophetic jigsaw pieces: #3 – 23rd Sept and Revelation 12

Since the time of the four blood moons (2015) I’ve made a couple of passing references to the ‘radiant woman’ of Rev 12:1-2 and its manifesting tomorrow, 23rd Septemeber:

‘Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labour and in pain gave birth.’ 

If you haven’t yet heard about this event the above video by Parable of the Vineyard is very helpful, concise presentation of what’s happening. Featuring software showing the positions of planets within the constellations of Leo and Virgo it can easily be paused for closer examination and appreciation of the star charts.

In view of today’s splendid alignment of sun, 11% crescent moon and four planets along Virgo we must understand the astro-dynamics. The stars comprising Virgo are at the opposite side of the sun, which during the last 30 days has seemed to have been going ‘downwards’ through the imaginary figure of this constellation, as though dressing ‘her’. Thus, as our sun arrives at the Autumn/Fall equinox, Virgo has been ‘clothed with the sun’, not with it at her shoulder as some surmise!

In THE SHAKING: watch for signs on earth and in the heavens I referred to Revd John Kilpatrick’s exposition upon this subject. First, he teaches about the Lord’s Feasts to enable an understanding of the background and timing of this exceptional event. From 1:57:00 point of the following video link he explains the difference between astrology and astronomy and goes on to talk about the meaning of Jewish year 5777 (now just closed). At 2:07:00 he refers to it being a year some Jews are expecting the Messiah to appear, and that “out of all the years this is the three sevens…it is a year of triple completion and according to many Jews they have always said year 777 will be the year of their messiah”.  If you may have time and inclination to watch tap/click this image and scroll to 2:07:40 to learn about ‘The Radiant Woman’:

Watch Revd John Kilpatrick teach on Rev 12 from 2:07:40 mark

Pastor John follows the dispensational, pre-tribulation school of thought and I’m not entirely convinced that the Rapture will precede a period of the Great Tribulation, but certainly before our extremely patient, long-suffering Father releases His Wrath. Being mainly an American evangelical theological approach some of that school have thought it opens up the possibility of the Rapture happening now!

But its exact timing is not important – the real necessity is to be prepared for the Lord at any and all times.

For those who prefer to read text rather than watch a talk I recommend these articles, especially if you like theological discussion in Nelson’s comments threads:

Nelson concludes his mini-series, “Although astronomical signs of Rev 12, the Woman and Dragon, in the fall of this year are interesting and have caught the public’s attention, it is doubtful they mean anything at this point. However, if biblical prophecies begin to be fulfilled in the next 30 days, all of us should straighten up and take notice.” 

Thus, I informed him about the ‘Peace Day’ and 1Thess5, to which he replied, “That certainly is interesting Richard. I don’t take it as fulfillment yet..” and kindly gave me a couple of references to check as he thinks the Day of the Lord will be towards the end of Daniel’s 70th Week.

In few posts covering the blood moons of 2105 I referred to this celestial event and the two-year lead-in period, about which I’d forgotten and thus wasn’t part of my musings in #1 of this mini-series. If you have time and inclination you may wish to scan-read my:

2017, the significance of 70 years and Smith-Wigglesworth’s vision

Upon reading the full transcript of Malcolm Duncan’s message it resonated deeply within my spirit – as well as directly relating to personal experiences. Please bear with me as some of it necessitates reiteration.

Revd Malcolm DuncanWe should note Malcolm’s reservations mirror those of Wigglesworth’s contemporaries over his unorthodox, questionable ministry methods – but whatever the Lord wanted to heal or expel got accomplished. (Bobby Conner recounts his astonishment at seeing a dubious church leader in Jesus’ presence but being rebuked because he’s the Lord’s servant!)  Malcolm’s remarks upon weighing what the Lord may be saying is an object lesson in the prophetic. NB:

“…Denis shouted “And brother I came into the kingdom in 1947” and the minute he said it I thought, “I think God is saying something to me”.
“I think Denis…he used you as a prophetic voice…So what came into my head was “the Smith Wigglesworth prophecy of 1947”.
“I turned to Pauline and said, “Did Smith Wigglesworth prophesy his prophecy in 1947?”, and she said, “I don’t know but I was born in 1947”.
“But as soon as I heard Denis I thought of the Smith Wigglesworth prophecy, which was very unusual for me and made me think, “What are you saying Lord?” I went back and I read it again and thought – “There is something stirring in my spirit here.” (Emphasis added)

Pauline’s reaction is mine too for I always recall that vision’s year is my birth year. Also, the timing of 50 years until my witnessing his prayer partner’s ecstatic joy at also seeing what will be happening across the British Isles is etched in my memory, as told in the previous post.

Yet there’s another reason – and it connects into Malcolm’s thoughts on 70 years as being significant. AND I can offer what he doesn’t – a confirmatory explanation! He said,

“2017 is 70 years after the prophecy was given. 2017 is also 50 years after Jean Darnall’s prophecy, which was given in 1967, when she saw little fires across the UK ablaze and then a river flowing through the UK and into Europe…

“Is God saying something with these two things? The 50th year after Jean Darnall’s prophecy, a year of jubilee. The 70th year after Smith Wigglesworth prophecy, just like there were 70 years of captivity for Israel…I feel like Daniel must have felt like when he found Jeremiah’s promise after 70 years and said, after 70 years I am going to do something.

NOW, this leads into something I’d intended to finish relating to revelations upon timings received last April.  I will be more concise than when I was trying to formulate and clarify what I was learning.:

Charlie ShampOn Good Friday 2015 Charles Shamp taught on the coming September’s fourth blood-moon as marking the beginning of the time of the Army of God. He believes it starts a two-year period that’s open for all believers, but especially for a glorious company praying things from the Age to Come. Thus, the two years until September 2017 will be an extra-special period, not judgmental and destructive.

The details are recounted in A Scriptural context of…the Blood-Moon Tetrad; and under ‘2015 Feast of Tabernacles Blood-Moon’ header in its follow-up post I reported Charlie’s reasons. Those posts were written last September, but the first ones on that Passover-Easter conference appeared a year ago this month. Furthermore, I blogged about the personal significance of 40 and 55 year periods in ‘God-incidents’ Validate Cycles and Point to Near-Future.

70-Years Period

I didn’t, however, explain the personal relevance of 70 years to 23rd September 2017.

As in those posts, Charlie relates that date to the prophet Daniel’s forecast and bequest to the Magi of his revelation on ‘The Star of Bethlehem’; a reappearance of which is expected in astronomical stellar and planetary alignments of 23.9.2017 (note: not astrology!). More specifically, this future event relates to Revelation 12:1 – John’s vision of the woman clothed with the sun. (For more read Nelson Walters Who Is the Woman of Rev.12?)

My reaction was – “My 70th birthday’s the day before!”.  So the 23rd September 2017 will start a new 70-year period for me.

70 is a biblically sacred number the two factors of which are perfect numbers, 7 and 10 representing perfection and completeness respectively. As such, it symbolizes perfect spiritual order carried out with all power, and can also represent a period of judgment (courtesy BibleStudy.org, which gives other examples to those Malcolm cites). Also, Jewish scholars teach that ‘The Torah has 70 Faces’, or levels of interpretation!

Last year saw 70th anniversary celebrations over the end of World War II, and other occasions. 2017 will be the 70th anniversary of crucial events in the birth of the state of Israel. In A Few Thoughts To Mark the Occasion of the 67th birthday of that state, Joel Rosenberg writes about a critical occasion in 1947 on the UN Partition Plan for Palestine upon the British withdrawal from that Mandated Territory, as follows:

‘To succeed, the Partition Plan needed a two-thirds majority vote of the U.N. General Assembly. With just days to go before that historic vote on November 29, 1947, however, supporters of the plan were still three votes short. Some have suggested that President Truman personally called leaders of other nations to encourage them to support the American position. Others say he didn’t but that staff in his administration did; the record is not clear. Either way, most historians—including David McCullough, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his extraordinary biography Truman—acknowledge that Truman wanted the plan to pass and played a role behind the scenes. In the end, Truman got his way. The Partition Plan dramatically passed at the last moment, thirty-three to thirteen, with ten abstentions’.

2017 – Unity

Malcolm Duncan gives his reasons for 2017 being a significant year and seeing a move of God in the UK, for which he believes God is asking us to get ready in many ways. I will cover this essential aspect in another post…

By the way, Erik Hadik, the financial analyst I occasionally blog about, gave this forecast last June on 2017:

‘The culmination of so many diverse cycle in 2017 keeps receiving powerful validation. For instance, the convergence of 8-year, 17-year and 40-year cycles – all related to China – have been forecast to accelerate into 2017.’

We shall see what we shall see…

Why this September is special: Update 2 – Islam

You may recall that September was a very busy month prophecy-wise (see Archive). One special day brought two distinct surprises.

In fact, there wasn’t opportunity to finish blogging about that month but, in view of an event on that significant date – as well as what’s since happened relating to September Update 1: Judaism – I now need to start covering the changes within Islam:

Anniversary of 9/11 Atrocity

2C31B11700000578-3231117-image-m-28_1441992736986On the anniversary of this century’s ‘day of infamy’ for New York I noted another event seemed to connect into the collapse of the Twin Towers – as well as possibly being of God, or was it simply coincidence?  Lightning from a severe thunderstorm in Mecca struck a tall crane, which collapsed into the Grand Mosque thereby killing and injuring hundreds.

The construction engineer is quoted as saying, “It was an act of God”. A ‘very saddened’ British imam is reputed to have said, “It’s a blessing in disguise for those killed”. Four days later Saudi Arabia’s King Salman suspended contracts for the construction company, which is owned by the Bin Ladin family!

Nevertheless, it ‘struck’ me that it’s a mirror ‘action replay’ on the 14th anniversary of the attack upon America, inspired as it was by the teachings and practices of the Meccan founder of Islam. That is, the very heart of the homeland and faith of those modern religious plotters and perpetrators was visited by an almost similar ‘toppling of a tower’. Also, my first impression was of The Almighty throwing down the gauntlet to confront satan.

It’s far, far too uncanny not to be of poignant significance!

Also and especially, I couldn’t but reflect upon the revelation I received 23 years ago upon the ‘fall of Islam’ (as in last December’s Fulfilled Prophecies 2). My understanding is that many Muslims would become disillusioned with their beliefs and seek a better concept and relationship with the One True God, as happened when those in communist USSR wanted a better and prosperous life. Thus, in 1989 they dismantled the iconic barrier between East and West – the Berlin Wall.

Readers of my post on Rosh Hashanah may have noticed Johnny Enlow’s reference in the prophetic word he delivered,

“Since 9/11 of 2001 it has seemed that radical Islam has become activated and empowered as never before. The Kingdom reality is that more Muslims have encountered and embraced Jesus since 2001 than in the entire history of Islam which is well over 1000 years.”

Garrison bookJuly/August’s edition of IDEA (Evangelical Alliance’s magazine) had featured this news as ‘The largest spiritual migration in history’, including an article by researcher David Garrison. In A Wind in the House of Islam he refers to 9/11 as ‘a hinge’! (Click image to ‘look inside’ this excellent, informative book.)

Dr. Garrison states this new global study reveals that the first Muslim movement to Christ did not occur until the 19th century, over 1000 years after Muhammad’s message first echoed from the minarets of Medina. This first movement was followed by a further ten Muslim movements to Christ in the late 20th century. But something now is happening. In the first 12 years of the 21st century, we have already seen more than 60 new Muslim movements to Christ! (For more visit WindintheHouse.org) He defines a ‘movement’ as at least 1,000 baptised believers or 100 new church starts.`

A review: The Greatest movement of Muslims turning to Christ is NOW!.

Meanwhile in London

Israel_UK 11 Sept15In view of September’s schedule and prophecy-related events I was surprised to read about the Israeli Prime minister’s private visit to London to confer with Prime Minister David Cameron.

Notice the publication date? (click to enlarge cutting)

An interesting coincidence!

And that this has not been made available online!

UPDATES:

Saudi king launches anti-ISIS arab coalition

Israeli boy’s NDE shows 11 Sept 2015 relevance (see also subsequent Notes about that date).

2016 Word of the Lord (at 5.6 D & E), Dr Sharon Stone.

I later learned that one of my earliest teachers on the biblical significance of Israel also heard from the Lord that, “Islam will fall” (Jerusalem 2003 Wars/Peace). Also, Dr Hormoz Shariat told Joel Rosenberg millions of Muslims are turning from their faith and looking to Jesus Christ (as here).

Paws 4 Thought: Kingdom-related events since lightning strike upon Grand Mosque.

Dr Maurice Sklar: Blood moon prophetic word re. Israel

The concert violinist and Messianic Jew, Dr Maurice Sklar, was the recipient of a couple of revelatory events during The Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem. The first appears below as published on Facebook (click title for original and commenting thereto). As with all prophetic words and visions both are to be weighed against scripture and with the Lord. (The second follows tomorrow – now published):

A PROPHETIC WORD:

The LORD says, “War is coming against Israel! Just as I have clearly spoken in My Word, and just as I have confirmed through my holy servants the true Prophets, I will hold it back no longer. You say to Me, “What do all of these signs converging together this month mean?” Many of My church are in fear, thinking only of doomsday and despair. Some leaders are trying to tell fortunes and predict days and times, thinking that I must do what they say when they predict it. Some are making millions of dollars by merchandising and sensationalizing these events to the point it is idolatry and distraction instead of sound prophetic ministry. I (the LORD) am far greater than your false prognosticators and charlatans. Do not follow after those deceivers – you must judge them and their ministries by their fruits and take everything you hear and judge it according to My Word.

To My beloved Bride: Look and see the signs in the heavens and upon the earth. Notice them, but don’t focus on them! Keep your eyes on Me! I am the LORD, not the sun, moon, or stars. I am greater than any event that has or will come to shake the heavens and the earth. Many of My people are crying out to Me in prayer for clarity and guidance right now. So, I will answer you… I will explain to you a little bit of what is shortly to come to pass….So your heart will not be troubled…

I am announcing to the world through these four red moons these things: Continue reading

Neville Johnson: 1 – last blood moon ushers in new era

Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you

For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the LORD will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
(Isaiah 60:1-2 NKJV)

For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. (Romans 8:19 NKJV)

Thank you to all subscribers and visitors for making Urgent prophetic words about a cut-off date on God’s time-line, as delivered by Neville Johnson, one of the year’s top three  blogs. I first heard about him when Paul Keith Davis referred to a prophetic vision he’d had circa 2007-8 of the Days of Noah happening in our time. Almost simultaneously, his friend Neville had the same experience – details in second section of this post.

Neville was once again a main speaker at this year’s Lancaster Prophetic Conference in California hosted by Shekinah Worship Centre. I quoted his insights into recent globally significant meetings in New York as regards the false church.

In my humble opinion his teaching throughout three sessions deserves careful study.  In opening the first he remarks,

“I’m going to tell you the truth because, you know, the Bible says ‘You shall know the truth and it will set you free’ and the days in which we’re living are awesome days, they are  frightening days (RB: ie. for unbelievers).  We can’t go through life saying ‘Hallelujah, everything’s great!’ – everything’s not great unless you’re walking closely with the Lord!

“You know, it’s the goodness and the severity of the Lord – there’s light and there is darkness – we need to understand the days in which we’re living… dangerous times but glorious times…”

Upon replaying I now note his quoting Hebrews 11:7, which is also in my opening reference to faith relating to ‘Age to Come’ and the blood moon, as herein.

“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not as yet seen, moved with fear to prepare an ark for the saving of his house, by which he condemned the world and became the heir of the righteousness which by faith.”

“So if Noah is hearing God he didn’t just say, ‘Trust God’ he had to do certain things which, if he didn’t, he wouldn’t survive. Are you hearing me?

“That word ‘warned’ signifies and implies if we don’t hear what God is saying we’re going to be in jeopardy…the word ‘fear’ in Hebrew means not normal word for fear but to be circumspect, to be prudent and to be  careful…”

Neville continues stressing the importance of understanding what’s going on in these present days and the need to ‘trust and obey’ and emphasises avoiding dire results of erroneous church teaching. For example, he refers to the dreadful mistake during the Boxer Revolution in China and, therefore, that pastors need to tell their people the truth about what’s happening.

Notes on the Message

I’m pulling out pertinent scribbles from my notes on those first two sessions to (1) give a flavour of what Neville said; (2) enable comparison with Charles Shamp’s prophetic and oral teaching in January and April respectively. Numbers denote approx. elapsed time for reference purpose (emphasis on ‘Enoch’ re. blood moon Hebrews 11 quotation).:

  1. the church – not the people or gov’t – must take responsibility for nations forsaking commandments and principles of God and because it didn’t in the West, it got trampled underfoot by ungodly men – BUT there is some good in all this [9]
  2. God has already given an extension of time for getting things right – but this comes to an end next month (ie Sept 2015) – time has run out [10]
  3. we must know God’s nature – He is above all good and loving and extends time of rather than bringing judgement – [as in days of Noah when Enoch foresaw what was coming and Methusalah was born yet the Flood wouldn’t come until he died – 26]
  4. churches doesn’t know the times; unable to see what’s coming over the horizon
  5. the world is to see Jesus revealed through us before He comes in order for us to bring in the harvest [13]
  6. vision of volcanic activity in Yellowstone Park
  7. vision of a lynchpin being pulled out of a huge wheel with a resultant collapse – something happening this month (Aug) will trigger what happens in Sept [23]
  8. Like Enoch we need to walk with God as we’ve seen what’s coming [27]
  9. Grace is coming to enable us to walk with God as it’s going to be lot worse than in the days of Noah [29]
  10. As in Acts 2:20 sun darkened and moon turn to blood and whomsoever calls on the God will be saved; ie. church not raptured needs to be saving souls [31]
  11. Blood moon tetrad taking us into new dispensation
  12. God is going to give us great authority against opposition [1:03]
  13. 2Thess1 – don’t be disturbed or deceived – we’re going to be here when antichrist revealed – not raptured [1:05]
  14. Great apostasy – Lord clearly showed a 3-stage falling away as the church gets smaller but brighter – having been taught lies many Christians will fall away – ie. the tares will be taken out of the church (not world) [1:08] NB: confirms first email.
  15. God isn’t going to fulfil our dreams but HIS for very few can be trusted with wealth – need to sow now and get Lord’s provision when necessary [1:14]
  16. False prophet and false church [from 1:15 mins – as reported in this blog]
  17. coming economic collapse will be much worse than previously with storms of unrighteousness – mobs attacking churches to be repulsed as in Sodom [1:22]
  18. early Church kept all the Feasts except for Tabernacles. This last blood moon ushers in a new era that we’re now entering into. It brings us to the end of the age
  19. United Kingdom – judgement but will become End-time spiritual empire [1:27] – even better than charismatic period in 20th Century [1:35]
  20. A new kind of grace will be available after this Feast of Tabernacles [1:44]

I trust you will be blessed by listening to the Lord as you watch this Session. Neville’s second message is much more upbeat. As mentioned before, he teaches in depth on the necessity of being heavenly minded in order to see The BIGGER Picture’ God has for His children and for the new earth, now and in the near future – the Age to Come!

What! No ‘pre-Trib’ rapture? See succinct, scriptural summary by Nelson Walters in Simplified Evidence for Rapture Timing, plus discussion.

Part 2 on Session 6 follows but first read introductory Not blogging but the Lord…

See Fulfilled prophecies: 4 on how this message applies to November 2015 attacks in Paris, France.

Supermoon Monday’s ‘Blood Moon’ and the ‘Age to Come’

Red Moon Chart, credit Mark Biltz

In connection with Monday morning’s lunar eclipse, or ‘blood moon’, it’s opportune to meet an unfulfilled promise relating to prophetic words and teaching heard in April. In fact, their relevance relates to an insight I’d been blessed with on ‘The Age to Come’. Also, references to the work of OT prophet Daniel resonated with a personal prophetic word. (Publicly delivered, it’s available to read here.)

Therefore, it’s appropriate to look first at scriptures relating to that implicit waiting and looking forward to fulfilment of the Lord’s promised plans – even if in the far future!  I’ve  emphasised the parts relating to visionary-auditory revelation:

On Faith – Hebrews 11

‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible…

‘By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”;  for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. [Genesis 5:21-24 ‘All the days of Enoch were 365 years. And Enoch walked with God and was not found…’]

‘But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

‘By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

‘By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.’ (verses 11-13 omitted)

‘For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return.

‘But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.’

[Scripture from the New King James Version; copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.]

The Book Beyond the Bible

At an inter-stream conference in March 2011 in Winchester, King Alfred’s capital of Saxon England, the Lord drew my attention to the unwritten book hiding behind my Bible’s back cover! That is, it comes after The Apocalypse, or Revelation, given to Jesus Christ for showing to and recording by His close disciple, the Apostle John.

As noted in Revival 1: glory stories, I sensed in worship that the Lord wants me to focus upon the eventual new earth and new heavens, especially the appearance from heaven of The New Jerusalem. That is, to not only be involved in and understand the times of His return, but also and more importantly to focus upon His ultimate aim for the Church, as in Revelation 21-22 and its implicit existence and purpose beyond the Bible’s cover!

That pre-blog email recounts subsequent encouragements for understanding that this all relates to ‘The Age to Come’.

2015 Feast of Tabernacles’ Blood Moon

Monday morning’s event was the fourth consecutive eclipse occurring on the first and last Jewish feast days on two subsequent years, as in the above chart by pastor Mark Biltz. So he described them as a ‘Blood Moon Tetrad’.

I recall his friend William Koenig referring to their discussions of 2007-8 on this, contrary to John Hagee’s false claims of later discovery; as disclosed here.  Mark’s research into NASA’s astronomical data may be read in Blood Moons: Adding Up The Evidence.

Now to expand upon what I blogged on Monday about Charlie Shamp’s position on that day’s blood moon.:

There was much new intellectual and spiritual food to digest from the Passover/Easter weekend conference reported here. I’d hoped to have shared some as the concluding part to ‘God-incidents’ validate cycles and point to the near future wherein I refer to 40 and 55 year cycles. The intention was to share something of what Charlie taught and connect it to what I was given and started noticing about 70-year cycles in connection with what he said about a specific date. (Sticking his neck out there!)

Charles_Brynn_Shamp_250px[1]How that conference started after worship is told in A vision: Sowing into the Kingdom of God. Whilst amazed at what I’d seen, I heard him refer to blood moons and correct the public misunderstanding gained from some sensationalist American journalism. As reported earlier, he believes Monday’s 4th blood moon marks the beginning of the time the Army of God will start appearing.

Charlie posits a two-year period starting on Monday 27th, in which we’re going to begin to see people who’ll be able to pray from within the Age to Come. Why two years? He explains,

“It leads to 23rd September 2017, which reveals something very special that we’re going to hear a lot about in coming days.

It’s a two-year period in which God is going to see how much He can trust you – because everybody wants to do the stuff, everyone wants to be able to work miracles – but how much can God actually trust you with that?”

To indicate what he means by this – and its spiritual importance – Charlie referred to God making Moses ‘as a god to pharaoh’ (Exodus 7).

“In other words He said to Moses; ‘I’m going to make you My mouthpiece, My oracle – that you’re not going to do anything out of line other than what I tell you’…

“So along with that revealing is a testing period…an emerging of  a generation, which I believe that God is offering to everybody, but there will be a company that actually walk into this!

“It’s a crossing over of a Melchizedek-type priesthood with its kings on the earth…”

In answering his “Why September 23rd 2017?” I’d have told of its personal significance. Instead, he answers by talking about the prophet Daniel, whom he thinks could enter the ‘heavens’ and live in the future. There, he learnt about astronomical events for the time appointed for the Messiah’s birth in Bethlehem.

Accordingly, Daniel could see that ‘star’ and bequeathed this knowledge to his school of Magi, as well as arranged in advance for them to present specific gifts to the Christ-child. That is, Daniel was living in and operating out of the Glory of God within ‘The Age to Come’!

Then, teaching from Revelation 12, Charlie considers how this scripture suggests the very same zodiacal configuration and alignment known to Daniel set for Jesus’ birth – will be once again be of astronomical significance on 23rd September 2017. (Not as a Venus-Jupiter conjunction I’d assumed; see NASA’s Sky Events 2017 calendar.)

For details of the astronomical alignment and biblical significance read a brief blog by Mark Conn published in January 2014: Revelation 12, Blood Moons and April 2014. (Note that Charlie would agree with the opening caveat re astrology. Mark makes very brief references to a possibility of the Tribulation – June 2014 saw ISIS sweep across Iraq with an extensive, barbaric persecution of Christians.)

VenusandJupiter 2015UPDATE: for details and significance of Venus-Jupiter conjunctions in 2015 see Nelson Walters’ post on Star of Bethlehem Repeats Again This Week in The Gospel in the End Times. It’s interesting that this biblically erudite blogger whose work I’ve previously drawn attention to, appreciates the importance of astronomical events.

More…

Spiral stairway to cloudsAnother of Charlie’s comments that plugged into what I’d done only recently was his saying the Jewish Temple had two spiral stairways. This reminded me of my selecting the image of a double-spiral and describing a spiral staircase to depict the corkscrew nature of Time itself in The ‘Endgame’ gets ramped up another level. That was a sensitive week or so in blogging, as explained in the subsequent part 2, to which this post acts as a successor.

On the final day of the conference Charlie spoke about the astronomical situation at the start of Islam, about which I’d been blogging – our eyeballs locked as he addressed me personally when talking about it! (How did he know? Did Holy Spirit tell him?)

Assessment

In our weighing this inspirational teaching let’s look at pertinent points of what Charlie published on New Year’s Day under Prayer Points for 2015-20. I’ve found the first part to be accurate (as underlined), as may be inferred from several of my blogs. So I have a confidence in the possible accuracy of subsequent part’s promises (as reported above):

The Seer Anointing Intensified (extract)

‘The Lord spoke to me and said that this will be a year that the seers are coming into their multi-dimensional sight. A new realm of the prophetic will be birthed this year. In January many prophetic people will enter into a season of incubation for greater manifestation. The Lord showed me that from January to September will be a time of preparation for what is going to be birthed towards the end of September after the final blood moon on the 28th of that month…This nine-month period will be a time for the conception and forming of a supernatural movement to be birthed into earth…

‘There will be a birthing of a greater glory at the end of September. A place of unusual power will begin to flow towards the end of 2015 like we have never seen before. Many will begin to taste of the age to come. There will be a prophetic people that will begin to emerge toward the end of next year that will speak a wisdom that is not of this world. They will manifest a message from an age to come. They will transcend the system of the world and operate from a higher order of the supernatural. A Daniel company is coming! This will be a company of prophets who can discern our times with pinpoint accuracy. Some will be given high places to speak into earthly governments around the world. They will have a mandate from The Lord to administer justice and solve complex situations that human intellect can not understand.’

Next > Meditative scripture leading into Neville Johnson on post-Tetrad new era.

Background reading: for an introduction to this subject read Passover and Blood-red Moons and 500th post: review and ‘blood moons’ cont’d.

A scriptural context of the 4th lunar eclipse of the ‘Blood Moon Tetrad’

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Credit Fred Espenak; click image for Mr Eclipse website

[Readers to whom this concept is new are directed to explanatory material in Passover and blood-red moons, which is continued in 500th post – itself a useful review for new subscribers.]

In the Book of Joel, chapter 2 verses 28-32, the prophet receives a word from the Lord that was famously fulfilled on and after the feast of Pentecost whereupon God’s Holy Spirit was poured out on Jesus’ first apostles and disciples:

Charlie ShampOn Good Friday last we heard a novel, positive prophetical exposition on the scriptural meaning of the blood moons. At the Passover-Easter conference referred to earlier, Charles Shamp shared his interesting insights the gist of which is as follows.:

This year’s Passover-Easter with its blood moon, he offers, was the opening up of a significant time and season that may, however, have elements that could be used as satanic strategy.

“I’m seeing all these (American) books about doom and gloom; ‘the four blood moons’… ‘the Apocalypse’…’The Antichrist’ – but you know that actually the blood moons reveal the Army of God…

“They’re not teaching that; they’re teaching that the Antichrist is coming to take over the world – but when you read the Book of Joel, the blood moon actually reveals the Army of God.

“We’re standing at a strategic time right now. Actually in September – the 27th – is going to be the fourth blood moon. No it’s not going to be the Antichrist – it’s actually going to be a revealing, of the beginning, of the Army of God.

“You know, the Bible says the heavens declare the Glory of God – not the destruction of God, not the doom and gloom of God – but the Glory!. The heavens show us His Glory. They show us signs that don’t point to death but point to life!”

That is, Charlie considers that the fourth blood-moon over this Sunday-Monday, starting the Feast of Tabernacles at sundown Sunday, is going to open up the beginning of the time of the Army of God. He believes this weekend will actually begin a two-year period where we’re going to begin to see people who are going to pray things from the Age to Come. Thus, the next two years until September 2017 are going to be very special, not judgmental and destructive.

So we shall see. We can soon check the accuracy of such thoughts on this matter…

[Continued in Supermoon Monday’s ‘Blood Moon’ and the ‘Age to Come’.]

Notes:

  1. For where and when to see total lunar eclipse go here.
  2. Check Hebraic calendar for September here.
  3. Check 2015 Astronomical calendar here.

Why this September is special: Update 1- Judaism

THIS POST MUST BE IMPORTANT in view of today’s extremely ‘buggy’, tediously slow connections with WordPress blogging platform and my PC’s Internet Explorer and its own internal processes!  (Chrome couldn’t connect at all.) I haven’t had such difficult a day blogging in years!  I was going to have begun this morning after quickly adding a couple of paragraphs to the last post as it was already in draft.

In this tight time slotted in my birthday and our anniversary week this post, therefore, must needs be a potted summary of events. Now, I’m stopped from opening posts in other tabs as there’s no WP security certificate from Microsoft! Crazy! Something like this happened a couple of years ago in trying to blog about Iran. Then, my ISP got security conscious over content of some WP blogs. Maybe a new patch is the culprit? Seems to be working at last…And I don’t think it was simply to turn me outdoors into the welcome warmth and sunshine…

The first in this series of posts focusing upon this month has a schedule of events of which one reports: AND NOW IT HANGS!!!  Although that post is open in a tab for me to read and select text, I go to it and find screen is blank. (I can usually work across many open tabs) Grabbing laptop to work on and praying the Blood I see 3 tabs open but critical one has gone!  Try again…save…re-open tab…refusal…hang…  All I see is new blank tab at the top which later read ‘Certificate error’ – then a couple more of them appear! I just do not have time for this so let’s try laptop (it too didn’t work on default Chrome browser this morning). Even restarting PC results in failure to connect to WP and ‘IE stopped working’, so over to Chrome on laptop – kindly bear with me:

Sat 12th Sept – Recently, a  leading authority in mainstream ultra-orthodox Judaism, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, has been giving clear, unequivocal messages the coming of the Messiah is imminent. He is urging Jews to make aliyah as soon as possible (which refers to immigrating to Israel), which is seen as higher spiritual action that can help usher in the coming of the Messiah. When asked about the timing of the Messiah’s arrival, Rabbi Kanievsky answered, “At the end of the Sabbatical year”. Several people have asked the rabbi to verify this, and he has given the same answer each time. This year is the Sabbatical year and it will end on the 29th day of Elul—which in the Gregorian calendar falls on Saturday Sept 12 (sic), 2015.

To appreciate this week’s news, in the new Hebraic Year 5776, please be sure to read that linked article in Breaking Israel News. Also, recall Zecharaia 12:10

10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. (NIV, courtesy Bible Gateway.com)

Monday 21st – William Koenig’s World Watch Daily reports and links into an opinion piece in Jerusalem Post (which my security software now reports as being suspicious! It has not done that all week!). Chief Rabbis Besmirch Christian Embassy is an apologia about an establishment familiar to us: the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem and opens as follows:

‘It is regrettable that on Yom Kippur eve, our chief rabbis have again uttered offensive remarks, this time besmirching one of Israel’s most dedicated allies and ardent supporters.

‘Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau and his Sephardi counterpart, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, have issued an extraordinary condemnation against the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ), accusing it of missionary activities and calling on Jews to boycott its 36th annual global Succot gathering in Jerusalem. The pro-Israel ICEJ was established in 1980 and is an extension of the Evangelical branch of Christianity.

‘Over the past half century, we have witnessed an exponential intensification in the Evangelical movement’s attachment to the Jewish people and Israel. This has coincided with the dramatic erosion of support for Israel from the Left and liberal sources…’

Apparently those leaders of Jewry have been beguiled and misled, like the chief priest of Jesus’ day was shoe-horned by fanatical Pharisees and Suducees – and it’s said ‘Ha Mashiach’ is coming! Isi Leibler provides a concise, instructive account of the working relationship of ICEJ with the Jewish people in Israel along with detail of last year’s Feast of Tabernacles, which was addressed by no less than Israel’s President as well as its Prime Minister! Isi fittingly concludes,

‘It is disgraceful that the Chief Rabbinate failed to verify the false allegations made against the Christian Embassy and slandered those who represent Israel’s greatest friends in the world. The chief rabbis’ churlish action shames the Jewish people, and they should apologize and withdraw their scurrilous accusations.

‘In the meantime, I have every confidence that Israelis will continue to welcome our Christian friends and express appreciation for their support. Succot is traditionally recognized as the festival on which gentiles are invited to Jerusalem, and we should be gratified that during these difficult times, Christians from all over the world will gather here to express their solidarity.

‘Indeed, we should echo the sentiments expressed by then-chief rabbi Shlomo Goren who, in 1981, blessed the Christian Embassy Succot gathering with “Bruchim habaim b’shem Adonai” – “may all of you who have come here be blessed in the name of God”.’

Tuesday 22nd – Joel Rosenberg reveals the major story untold by mainstream media: Since last Yom Kippur, millions of Jews have begun searching for the Messiah, and for atonement of their sins!! His detailed post covers not only this news but also the meaning of Yom Kippur, as well as his personal testimony of discovering the true Messiah’s identity.

To give us a handle to grasp the enormity of this ‘sea-change’ Joel outlines some more personal history:

‘When my father, who was raised an Orthodox Jew in Brooklyn, discovered in 1973 — after a careful study of the Gospel According to Luke — that Jesus of Nazareth is the long-awaited Jewish Messiah, and received the Messiah by faith, my father thought he was one of the first Jews in history who believed this. He had never met a Jewish believer in Jesus. He had never heard of such a person. And in 1973, there were fewer than 2,000 Jewish people on the planet who were followers of Jesus.

‘But today, some 300,000 Jews around the world are followers of Jesus. And millions of Jews are searching for the Messiah and thus reading the Hebrew prophecies, and comparing them with the writings of the New Testament, and trying to decide whether Jesus really is the Messiah we have desperately longed for over so many centuries.

‘Today, on Yom Kippur, you can watch short videos of Jewish people explaining how they met the Messiah.’

Therefore, I trust my readers will dig into these stories to read the full facts. Also, let’s remind ourselves that perhaps the most revered rabbi of modern times, Yitzak Kaduri, is said to have met and provided the identity of the Messiah to his followers – see Who are the Jewish people expecting?

This has been the most extremely bedevilled post I’ve blogged and needed on-going prayer. So I trust and pray you will be able to receive, read and be blessed.

PS. I was able to complete this in IE11, saving with long delays. In trying to use Chrome the connection refuses to let me log in saying the completed ‘Field is empty’  CRAZY!!! But then, what am I blogging about but the sacred purpose of our heavenly Father: the recognition of His Son by His Jewish people.  Amen – let it be so Lord.

NOW (Thursday) that it’s actually published I’ve been able to check and amend typos with normal ease and speed!!  Is that not evidence of the existence of the evil ‘prince of the air’ and its stooges?  (Friday: just a spot-check whilst out & about and everything’s running as normal – so why was everything playing up y’day just coincidental? What do you think?)

Related Reading: (Part 2 of 3) Devilish plot to pre-empt the Bible’s ‘end-game’ – also covers similar weird blockages and ‘coincidences’ when trying to blog about Iran.

Sept 2015, Rosh Hashanah 5776: a word on the Bride and the Lion of Judah

Continuing from the previous post and for what they may be worth, here’s my personal comments upon the extensive prophetic word brought by Johnny Enlow. Read it in full with graphics by clicking the following title’s link to The Elijah List – or, if continuous text is easier, read it here on Facebook.

You may think this post’s title isn’t directly relevant to the material, but it came to mind as I split what was originally one long piece into two posts because this ‘most potent’ word warrants more prominence. Only after its publication did I reflect upon and query the title, but then realised the prophetic promises and Johnny’s thoughts are all part of the Bride’s preparatory training to become like our Lord and Bridegroom. Later, one of the most powerful dreams I’ve ever had brought a personal validation of these words.:

ROSH HASHANAH 5776: THE YEAR YOU WILL ROAR

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“This September 14, 2015 begins a most remarkable year on the Hebraic Calendar that will exceed the expectations of even the most optimistic kingdom observer. Having finished three 7-year cycles (1994-2001, 2001-2008, 2008-2015 – see Rosh Hashanah 2014 word) we now enter into the fourth and defining 7 year period, that has birthed the age of the restoration of all things (Acts 3:21), and that has released a majestic Era of Renaissance (see my brand-new book: ‘7 Mountain Renaissance: Vision and Strategy Through 2050’).

“A pertinent scripture for this year and for the subsequent era is Daniel 12:3.

Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever.

Those who are wise enough to understand the brilliance of Papa’s narrative for this day will position themselves to be able to shine as bright as the sky.”

Johnny continues by contrasting the perceptive perspectives of Caleb & Joshua and the 10 others sent to spy out the Promised Land. What he states about Caleb and his better ‘vision’ speaks straight into the personal word I was given last Autumn by Dale Mast, as recounted here.

It is essential for us to grasp, note and apply Johnny’s explanation of this, viz:

“The 10 spies saw through trouble-shooting lenses, Caleb saw through treasure-hunting lenses. We are in a ten-year window where it is imperative we gain Caleb vision. Caleb vision is against our nature. It is counterintuitive. It is even Pollyannish (sic). It is what is required for reformers of society who truly want to enter into their own prophetic promises. You are going to learn to trust your spirit eyes above your natural eyes and to almost automatically doubt your natural eyes. Media reports and projections will often give you clues as to the OPPOSITE of what God is really doing and as to what kingdom is actually ferociously advancing.”

He then provides examples of God’s reality behind perceived threats of radical Islam:

“These are just two examples of where the mainline Media can lead you to believe the opposite of what is actually taking place. We have needed corrective lenses as to true reality and some are ahead in the process and some are behind. We must learn to go on His reports or we will remain confused, anxious and disoriented.”

Next, he reminds readers of having shared for several years a prophetic time sequence of three definitive progressions: 1) Awakening. 2) Arising. 3) Shining.  After reviewing the first two he writes:

“The third season is Shining and it begins this Rosh Hashanah.  Now begins the extended season of “Shining as Bright as the Sky” and it is now where we begin to contend in earnest for the nations as our inheritance.”

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Towards the close of this extensive prognostication, Johnny makes an interesting claim that may apply to our poor weather of late – and we should note September’s extreme, unusual weather in Israel, especially over Rosh Hashana! (Breaking Israel News, “It felt like the Apocalypse”). The intense desert storms there and across Saudi Arabia, both centres of their respective faiths, could indicate the Holy Spirit is about to blow strongly throughout the Jewish and Muslim world. This is what Johnny Enlow writes:

“I believe that where the unusual rains come this next year will be a sign where God is at work in an unusual way. Global centers of reformation will arise from places that get inundated by El Nino (The Child in Spanish, named after Jesus, as the phenomenon was first noted by fishermen off the coast of Peru around Christmas time) and so where the natural showcases excess rain there we will also see abundant spiritual rains about to develop….”

There’s such a lot in this forecast, especially on how he believes the economy will move and I particularly note his sound emphasis on October as being the month of surprises,  which fits my understanding of economic cycles outlined in Cycles & The Bible. This will be covered in my proposed review of forecasts for September.  I note Johnny’s remark on the power of making negative decrees.

My quoting extracts simply cannot do justice to such an extensive, profound forecast. Do read the full account, as linked above, asking the Lord to help you weigh with  discernment.

Image credits:

  1. Roaring lion image courtesy of Discerningthetimes.me
  2. Sunburst by Serge Bertasius Photography, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

Sept 2015, Rosh Hashanah 5776: a new start, the Lord’s up to something

How can I be sure? The ‘gremlins’ have been playing up!  As sure as eggs are eggs, when there’s some sort of spiritual opposition we know we’re walking with the Lord and by His Spirit. It’s as though there’s a directly proportional resistance to His activity.

That is, when He’s about to do a new thing and make changes in our lives, opposition reacts and plays up – the more pronounced that is then we watch for the Lord doing something or moving in our lives. (See below.)

Fascinating that it’s happened to us last weekend (12/13th) and into this week. It’s the start of a new year according to the Hebraic calendar and is called ‘The Head of the Year’ (Rosh Hashanah), marking the beginning of the civil calendar for year 5776 and which starts the seventh month of their religious calendar. This, and other festivals, do not originate in the Jews themselves but in the Lord, for He ordained it as one of seven sacred feasts for His Hebraic people to observe.

Therefore, many Christians appreciate the significance of Rosh Hashanah and the next ten ‘Days of Awe’: it’s a call to ‘wake up!’, spend time in self-examination, reconciliation and repentance, in turning back to the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel.

Our own issues are just another shower of ‘jigsaw pieces’ from a grand design in the Lord’s plans, albeit detail of which entails awkward as well as enjoyable events.

In between at least four weeks of unusually cool, wet weather we took a short break in Boscombe, overlooking the Channel and Isle of Wight to the east. The week was ‘wall-to-wall’ warmth and sunshine – fantastic, thank you Lord.

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We returned home looking forward to continuing in holiday mood over last weekend. But that was not to be. We found a freezer full of soggy food! Most disheartening for Nina as her energy and time spent preparing home-grown vegetables and baking desserts, making meals and selecting meats was nugatory – everything had to be binned.

Interesting to learn, however, upon re-ordering meat from a local farmer’s shop that they’d heard the same thing happened to three other customers. (Their gristle and fat-free cuts cost the same as but are much better than that of supermarkets.)

Then, we found the washing machine wouldn’t work after the first load finished!!

Next, Nina’s essential electrical transcutaneous pain-suppressing machine that eases the effects of her collapsed spine started to malfunction!!! That’s a most surprising story for telling another time…

That barrage of events kept ideas of blogging buried in the back of my brain. But I noted a comment from Australia about my testimony and recalled over that weekend it as the anniversary of a highly personal September to remember.

DSC_7353SO I reposted that account late last Monday, after having dismantled the washing machine to get at its printed circuit board and locate the four push-button array. I found each finger-tip size exterior button to have a Y-shaped plastic ‘spring’ enabling it to touch a tiny button on the pcb and return it into place.  After five years’ frequent usage the two top hinges to the start button’s Y-piece had snapped off, as shown.

It was time for another ‘witty invention’ like that for repairing this PC’s start button – it’s held in place with ‘blu-tac’!  So I took a small metal paper-clip, twisted it into a spring-shape and lodged it into the push button.  The machine works fine now 🙂

That Monday-Tuesday night torrential rain showers badly disturbed sleep – the noise twice wound up our cat for an hour or so as though she’d been spooked.

Even so, and despite having left September to take care of itself after my several blogs, it seems the Lord is definitely up to something, as heard by various prophetical folk. My intention was to check their various claims later against actual events.

Meanwhile in Scotland

Eventually, it was time to catch up with my email’s in-tray and I read and reposted the  latest ‘Lion Bite’, Turnaround Day. As I worked through the list I saw a notice of last weekend’s conference in Glasgow and enquired of David & Emma Stark about that ‘Bite’. I was told that, without recalling and thus independently of Rosh Hashana, she’d had a distinct sense of Tuesday 15th being a significant day. (In view of Emma’s association with Dr Sharon Stone I’ve witnessed her strong gifting.)

Therefore, in reposting that Lion Bite I included a brief note to the conference with  David’s tip about Johnny Enlow’s Facebook for fuller details. There, he gives a very detailed prophetical word that I comment upon in the next post.

Why this September is special – 2: Pope, POTUS & Messiah

Part 1 covered the first of at least three reasons why this month is highly significant:

  1. international events of eschatological relevance. (Brief intro here about this.)
  2. the current Shemitah Year 5775 closes on Elul 29, Sunday 13th September.
  3. last of the current Blood Moon Tetrad occurs on Monday 28th September or Tishri 15, first day of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles.

Please note I’m not a ‘doom and gloom’ merchant and not being alarmist in presenting  the first item’s ‘September Schedule’.  A couple of those events need a closer look to enable us to better understand what’s going on.

Neville_Johnson-311x350We’re living in exceptionally exciting times as Biblical prophecies move towards fulfilment. In August, Neville Johnson followed-up last year’s ‘Urgent words about a ‘cut-off time’ in God’s timeline’, . In his later session he taught in-depth upon the necessity of our being heavenly minded. Thus, we’d see ‘The BIGGER Picture’ God has for His children and for the new earth, now and in the near future – the Age to Come!

POPE and P.O.T.U.S.

In Part 1, the 23rd Sept entry quoted John Kilpatrick’s observation on Pope Francis’ official meeting with President Of The United States, Barack Obama: “He’s the 226th Pope visiting the president on the 226th day of the Gregorian calendar. Many wonder if something’s being birthed because that’s the gestation period of the human – it’s 226 days!”

In this connection, at the recent Lancaster Prophetic Conference’s first session, Neville taught about the false prophet and the false church (Revelation 13). He spoke about a very powerful encounter he had with the Lord a year ago:

“He said to me, “I want you to watch for something”. He said, “When the present pope will address the United Nations and Congress it will be the beginning of the rise of the false church”…(Neville then quoted Rev 13:11-14)

“This year, during the last phase of the Blood Moon, the pope, this present pope, will be addressing the United Nations  (the day after) he will be addressing your Congress…that’s right after Yom Kippur – and just before Tabernacles.

“That speech will mark the first time ever a Roman Catholic pope has addressed Congress.

“This is a historic visit in a historic year when the United Nations marks its 70th anniversary.” (From 1:48:35 mark)

Neville went on to refer to many leaders thinking that unifying religions is the answer for bringing the nations peace, but

“The world church will include all of the world’s religions, except Judaism – and Christianity…This meeting will be the catalyst of that beginning.

“Our greatest problem isn’t going to be the Antichrist but the false church because legislation will be introduced that will forbid activities except for those who are of the false church…plus higher taxes to wipe out churches…

“The false church will have great political power and clout. It will strongly advocate the mark of the beast – that’s what scripture says!…

“This won’t affect the true church because it will arise in greater power, greater glory and strength to the dismay of the false church as millions of people come into the kingdom of God!”

Note: 1) 20th-26 Sept – the World Council of Churches is sponsoring the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel: 2) 21st Sept – UN’s annual International Day of Peace: Bill Koenig asks, could this be the day the UN Security Council resolution establishing a Palestinian state is actually adopted?

JEWS LOOKING FOR MESSIAH

Kaduri readingTo my mind the most remarkable promise of this month is that Jewish rabbis are expecting Messiah. Those who took the link to an earlier post will have read the secret Rabbu Yitzak Kaduri kept about having met Yeshua and that the timing of PM Ariel Sharon’s death (11 January 2014) meant it would not be long before Ha’ Mashiach would come to Israel.

Thus, in seeing beyond Breaking Israel News’ report we could  reasonably expect thousands more orthodox Jews will to be given dreams and visions of the Messiah and to learn his true identity. Is this not prophesied in Zecharia 12 and that it will happen when the status of Jerusalem is constantly under international threat?

 10 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn…

For example, in July David Hathaway reported in Jesus Is Coming! (emphases mine):

“Jesus will come when the Jews call upon His Name! In June 2013 what the taxi driver said on the way back to the airport was an amazing revelation. He knew who we were, and was a religious Jew wearing a kippah, yet from the moment we got in the car he began the conversation so animatedly that he kept taking the wrong road! He kept saying, ‘Why did we kill Yeshua? He was a good man, He did nothing wrong, He killed no one but healed all who came. Was He Messiah, if so why did we not recognise Him, were we blind? We thought many people in our history were Messiah, but they are not alive today. I search the Scriptures for Him; can you show me where to find Him? All our nation is looking for Messiah at this moment, no one else can save us, can you show me the way?’

“This is why it is so important that we preach the Gospel – suddenly Israel is opening. God, through the Holy Spirit, is opening their hearts and minds to search for Him. The Bible is so clear, Jesus said, ‘If you seek Me you will find Me’.”

In the next part we further consider the Shemitah Year and how the Blood Moon Tetrad may connect with Prophetic Prayer Points for 2015-2020 brought by Charles Shamp.

UPDATES: for more on this topic read Update 1 – Judaism and Update 2 – Islam