What is the Book of Revelation for? Part 5 – Neil Mackereth

Our dear friend Neil writes,

‘Dear Richard, At last I have managed to finish part 5 of the study articles on Revelation. One of those cases where making it short is far more difficult than writing it as a tome!! At one stage it was 19 pages, so I changed the whole approach. It can’t be long now before the New World Order reveals its plans in a way that leaves nothing to the imagination – we couldn’t live in more exciting and what are more clearly “end-times”.’

Indeed!  Also, in our chat over Rev 22:20 I mention some translations state ‘soon’, whereas literal Greek has ‘quickly’, which implies suddenly. Neil reminds me he writes  in ‘SIGNS’ of ‘soon’ in Rev 1:1 often being translated as meaning events will take place over a short period of time, rather than our concept of ‘soon’.  So, I propose scheduling this last part for publishing at 11th minute of 11th hour of 11th day of June 2022!

To my ploy Neil replies, “11th hour on the 11th sounds significant/appropriate in light of recent comments on the Battle for Britain, changing of the guard, Big Ben’s imminent recommencement of regular chiming, the quickening (exponential) pace of prophetic end times indicators (wars and rumours of wars) etc, etc. Time is short!”   (American prophet Robin D Bullock goes live at The 11th Hour every Tuesday – RB’s note.)

WHAT IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION FOR? – Part 5: CHAPTERS 19-22

A Digression

I start this section with something of a digression, relating to the whole of the Book of Revelation. At Revelation 19:10 it says: “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy”. For ease of reading, I have tried to avoid too much cross-referencing in these articles. Nevertheless, the whole of Revelation is interwoven with links back to scripture in general, and to the prophetic scriptures in particular, from both the old and new testaments. The Old Testament records the creation of the world, the selection of God’s chosen people Israel, their successes, failures, trials and tribulations, the restoration of Israel after exile, and all things prior to the first advent of Jesus. The New Testament adds the prophecies of the disciples and, in particular, of Jesus in Matthew 24 & 25. These themes and prophecies are picked up in Revelation. Some suggest that the whole Bible could be studied from Revelation, using it as the basis for a form of reverse analysis of scripture (not for the faint-hearted!).

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

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

DARK DAYS & THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

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

So what does Satan expect this time around?

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

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

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

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

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

CGB 11 March 2022

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

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

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

THE  GREAT  RETHINK

INTRODUCTION

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

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

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

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

BACK TO BASICS

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

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

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

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

RELATING TO JESUS’ FIRST ADVENT

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

 RECENTLY FULFILLED (or ongoing)

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

SPECIFIC TO ISRAEL

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

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

REVITALISED EVANGELISM

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

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

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

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

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

A prophetic word to ‘The Seven Mountains’ – Veronika West

On Tuesday 7th December Veronika posted this highly significant severe prophecy (weigh, pray and watch) on Ignite Ireland Ministries and His Kingdom Prophecy. In my humble opinion it relates to Matthew 13’s parable of the wheat and tares: Continue reading

Two-part vision of rotten roots beneath nations: Mercy is the Tap-Root – Veronika West

Last week Veronika received a vision in great depth, which reiterates previous ones as well as complementing my musing upon the Lord starting to expose rotten politics in UK, USA & EU – and that’s what He’s been doing since in 2016! 

It’s also appropriate with regard to this morning’s post on The Writing on the Wall and the Biden family and makes an important implicit reference to ‘the plumb-line’, about which I’d blogged an essential spiritual difference between Donald Trump and ‘China Joe’ Biden regarding pre-natal infanticide; one is strongly pro-life, the ‘puppet’ supports murder at full-term! (See Two President Prophecy coming to pass: Can the dis-United States of America be a trustworthy ally and keep its place as Global Leader?)

Here’s what she published in two parts on His Kingdom Prophecy on Thursday and Friday 2-3 December:

AMERICA; MERCY, MERCY, MERCY IS THE TAP-ROOT (Part 1)

“Mercy, Mercy, Mercy is The Tap Root! I say again and again, Mercy is The Tap Root!”

America, last night I fell into a deep sleep and The LORD took me into a place — a realm and dimension of The Spirit — that I cannot begin to explain fully in words what I saw there, but it was a place in what felt like the deep underground systems of the Nations.

It was as if I was caught up in a world-wide web of roots. I was taken deep below ground, under the Nations of the earth. Continue reading

Two visionary signs of the sun

Returning to my focus upon Jesus’ Return you may recall these two confirmations of my ‘nudges’:

As told in Lillian Brown’s message from the Holy Spirit to “Brace yourself. Get ready for Jesus’ soon return!”, pastor Rachel Bird mentioned having that impression some time ago and referred to visions of a supra-natural atomic bomb that her husband and I had. On the following Saturday morning Nina had an open vision that related not only to that but also to Lillian’s asking about the glory, “What will it look like?” (From 17:45 mark of her video she urges us to await God’s glory as Jesus comes closer.)

Here’s my dear wife’s example of what it may look like:

Going into our back garden she saw the sun in a cloudless blue sky sitting well above neighbouring rooftops to her right. However, she then saw directly ahead of her a second sun, making our usual sun rather dim, and sitting lower in the sky over the far horizon. Furthermore, Nina could see a broad beam of light descending from that brilliant new ‘sun’ towards the ground and, as with the normal sun, nothing impeded its light on that cloudless morning.

Her account reminds me of what I’d published last June by Christopher Wickland:

End-Times Briefing 6: Pastor’s ‘Sign in the Sun’ Vision Warns of Coming Global Cataclysm!

Those following these Briefings will appreciate the direct relevance of Sign #27 to this video and transcript, for which I’m grateful for Carolyn Stewart’s very helpful expertise.

On Wednesday 27th May 2020 pastor Christopher posted this alarm or warning on what’s soon to hit the world. (His November 2019 prophecy of a great humbling then spiritual revival of Britain is accurate.) As with all prophecies, please seek the Lord in weighing this vision.

In NKJV, Christopher’s Luke reference is headed ‘The Coming of the Son of Man’:

“Welcome to another thought for the day. Today I have quite a serious message and one which probably many Christians will find a little bit hard to stomach. I will start with this piece of scripture, then I will get straight into it.

“It says in Luke 21 from verse 25: “There will be signs in the sun, in the moon and in the stars and on the earth, distress of nations with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring. Men’s hearts failing them from fear and expectation of things coming upon the earth because the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”

“The other night I was out for a walk with my wife, and the Holy Spirit really came upon me suddenly. Something happened there and one of these things that happened was that really strongly the Holy Spirit said to me,“There will be signs in the sun very soon.”

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‘Sign’ to USA and the world in two unusual events on one day – Hank Kunneman

I’m grateful to Chris Moyler for kindly providing an introduction and rough transcript of this important word Hank Kunneman brought on the morn’ of Sunday 21st March. I’ve added footnotes for information purposes and emboldened certain text:

Dear Friends,
Very soon now, we will begin to see the fulfillment of God’s promise to tear down this illegal US government, and with this tearing down, to bring his salvation to the earth!
When this happens, and it is actually already in process, this will bring the separation of God’s true prophets from those who have not spoken in his Name.
Hank Kunneman is just one of a whole company of men and women who have stood unwavering through these four years of the Trump Presidency, believing that he would serve TWO consecutive terms, even though, as Kim Clement prophesied, there would be a time of TWO Presidents!
Here is a rough transcript of Hank’s latest word. If I am honest, I am very tired by this long time of change, this long drawn out reelection, but I know for certain that the LORD’s DIVINE REVERSAL will soon be upon us.
And I am so DEEPLY grateful for all the many men and women of truth who have not buckled during this incredibly difficult time of change.
Chris xx

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‘Biden Show’ mirrors New Year’s Eve prophetic words given to Veronika West

NB (21 Oct) Originally published on 17th March this post is Featured because of its direct relevance to fulfillment of the ‘October Surprise’ and ‘Circuit; 18th October’ words given to Amanda Grace and Chuck Pierce respectively as in third posting on this topic, wherein Tim Shey adds comments to this post 7 months to the day after publication.

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Upon reading my post gathering items Dianne Marshall blogged on ‘Lights, camera, action’ for the ‘Joe Biden Show’ after his unusual ‘inauguration’ and the latest discoveries of fake ‘live news,’ I’m astonished Veronika messages me last night with a couple of links as follows:

“Interesting headline that you have shared recently on lights – camera – action….!” (https://www.facebook.com/1112744721/posts/10217976583182162/?d=n refers)

Here’s His Kingdom Prophecy version: Continue reading

‘God-incidental’ confirmation of Christmas ‘new gift’ prophecy

THRICE-DELAYED BLOG FITS INTO THE LORD’S TIMING!

He is, after all, the Supreme Time Lord, as attested in The Epistle to the Hebrews.:

Chapter 1 – God’s Supreme Revelation

1. God, who [a]at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the [b]worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had [c]by Himself [d]purged [e]our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Chapter 11 – By Faith We Understand

11. Now faith is the [a]substance of things hoped for, the [b]evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 3 By faith we understand that the [c]worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

(Notes [b] 1:2 [c] 11:3 : Or ages, Grk aiones, aeons (ie. time) – BibleGateway.com)

In going public after writing private emails on End-times I wanted to name this blog ‘Invisible Jigsaw’ – but was unable to find a suitable graphic! My long-time readers may recall many blogs on prophecies popping up like pieces of the Lord’s Invisible Jigsaw.

You’ll recall what it’s like having a jigsaw piece in each hand and fitting them together when doing a jigsaw, then spotting another piece looking like it could join them – you try it and the three knit huddled in a ‘nest’ on their own – then you see how they can connect into the whole picture!

Well, I had two pieces of part of God’s invisible jigsaw but it took me a week to connect them because of unforeseen delays – but Papa was watching over my shoulder 🙂

Piece 1 was given me a last Monday week as a video of pastor Kent Christmas and I asked Carolyn Stewart if she could provide me with a transcript – piece 2. She said she may be able to action that evening but wasn’t able to send it until Thursday evening – 1st delay. It was too late for me publish as I’d ‘shut the shop’ for that week.

However, I hoped to publish it whilst Nina was having coffee-zoom with her choir chums on Saturday morning. However, The Navarro Report ‘Immaculate Deception’ appeared and took top priority – 2nd delay. Therefore, I scheduled the transcript for my return to week-time working on Monday; but it was such a hectic day of catching up – 3rd delay. So, after three delays it didn’t appear until yesterday at 4:40 pm.

Publishing the original video with its transcript acts like two pieces of a jigsaw. BUT little did I know another piece of the same jigsaw was putting in an appearance at about the same time, as may be seen here in my WordPress Reader listing…

Within an hour of my posting that transcript of pastor Christmas’ new gift message, Tim Shey reacts from far over ‘the Pond’ by commenting upon it as follows:

“Praise the Lord! Very powerful word. This really bears witness with my spirit.

“Richard: You like to use the term “God-incidence”. This is a God-incidence for me to read this prophetic word. Pastor Christmas spoke about the Angel Michael. Just last night I read this testimony of a U.S. Marine that was protected in the Korean War by the Archangel Michael. So I was definitely meant to read this post this morning. Perfect timing; God’s timing.

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:14)

Tim closes with this link to A Marine’s Encounter with Michael the Archangel. I highly recommend reading this amazing account of our protector’s life-saving power.

Therefore, I cannot but conclude that we have received a confirmation of the prophetic word pastor Kent Christmas brought on Sunday 13th December.

[Puzzle In Sky by Idea Go, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

A new, unforgettable Christmas gift to the nations – prophetic word through Kent Christmas

Thank you to Chris G Bennett for alerting me to this awesome messgae, and to Carolyn Stewart for kindly transcribing this Word brought by Pastor Kent Christmas on 13th December 2020. Please note, purely for ease of reading I’ve replaced most of Kent’s “saith God/the Lord” with periods:

“Today is a little bit different. I know it is Christmas time, but yesterday morning God began to speak to me prophetically, and I feel compelled to release this word today.  I think it will be an encouragement to you.  For some reason God waits to the end of the year generally to begin to speak to me the word of the Lord, and I know that a lot of us are wondering what God’s going to do in our nation.  So I think today, God will give you some answers as I release what the Lord has to say.

“Let us bow our heads: “Holy Spirit, I’m so thankful Lord for who you are.  Now Holy Ghost I stand as a servant of the Lord today.  May you speak, God, to the nations, to the church today, which you want to convey into their spirits.  We thank you, Lord, for the gift of prophecy.  We thank you, God, that you have got forgotten us today.  God, This is a season that we are truly going to celebrate hallelujah in Jesus’ name.”

“The Lord says, “What I am doing now, what you are seeing is not resurrection of something old.”  But God said: “I am birthing something new in the earth that you have not seen.  In My mercy…I have been silent, because I have been giving evil men time to repent.  But just now as evil has declared war on Me and on the Church, so do I declare war on you…I am sending My word forth into the earth and it will not return unto Me unfulfilled, but all that I have declared over the decades saith the Lord is going to come to pass in this hour, and it will come quickly.  For you are in the third day,..and in this day is a day of resurrection of the glory and of the power of the Holy Ghost.  My servants, who are My prophets that have spoken my words to the nations have not prophesied in their own name, they have not spoken fables, but they have declared what “thus saith the Lord” in My name. Know this,” says the Lord of Hosts, “I will not ‑‑ I will not,” says God, “let evil men and so‑called believers who are full of unbelief make Me a liar, for I am not a man that I should repent…for I am still God and when I send forth My Word it goes forth as a sword,..and it is going to pierce the very strongholds of the power of darkness.  Just as I came to the earth the first time as God in flesh, so am I now coming to you and to this nation and across the earth in this Christmas season to give you a gift that you will never forget.

“What you have been watching in the media is the spirit of that woman Jezebel trying to replace the woman called the Church in the earth.  But the voice of the Church in this hour are My prophets…and they will not be silenced, and the Word of the Lord that I have released in this hour: though it looks impossible…it will come to pass.  For all that I have declared to you…will not come by the power of men, it will not come through politics or law or even Supreme Courts…but it will come forth by the power of the Holy Ghost in this hour.  Just as Jezebel in the days of Elijah drove the prophets into caves, so she in 2020 drove My Church into hiding.  But just as I was only in the cave for three days…so is My Church coming out of the cave and coming out of hiding.  For the voice of righteousness will not be silenced, says the Lord, and you will not muzzle Me…I will not sit down as a small child in a corner and yield to a power that is not as great as I, for I am still God,” saith the Lord.

“In the year 2021 of January, the angel Michael is sounding the ram’s horn as a call to war against false religion and counterfeit churches in the earth.  Every pastor in church that has crawled into bed with this spirit…I am now going to uncover and I am going to judge…For there are many buildings that are built that have the word “church” on them and a cross,..but they do not honour My name.  They are not about My presence and they do not care for the poor and those who have been laden with sin.  But in this day I am raising up a Church that is glorious, without spot, wrinkle or blemish. Just as the Devil has tried to put despair and intimidation on My people I now release from My Throne-room…a holy garment of bonus on them,” says the Lord.

“For there is a spirit of power and authority that is going to rise on you, and I put the spirit of fear and intimidation on those that have tried to shut up the house of the Lord.  And as I am watched, hallelujah,..the houses of the enemy become silent.  There is now a sound of the Lion of Judah that is getting ready to come up out of the house of the Lord.  You will no longer be known as a house that is heavy and in despair, but there is joy,..for even as I came to the earth the first time and the angels shouted there is joy in the earth, so am I coming to you in this Christmas season,” saith the Lord. “I have not forgotten what I have promised you, and though it looks impossible, and though the media says it will not happen, and though they have already crowned one man a king, I say to you, he is a false king, for the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords is yet to be raised up, for the Throne-room of the Lord will not be occupied by an imposter, but it will be set upon by the glorious God of all eternity.

“Know this,” saith God, “Have I not always told you that though I tarry long when you pray, that when I do come I will show up quickly?  What I am getting ready to do in the next few weeks…will be a quick work.  It will not be done in part, it will not leave a back door for an enemy to come through.  But this time,..I am going to finish what I started, and for four years the Glory of the Lord shall descend upon the earth in a way that you have never seen it,…for I have waited to show Myself in this time of destiny, because I wanted the enemy to show himself first.  Now that he is uncovered, you are going to see the anointing of Elijah being released in the earth,..and harvest will begin.

“Just as I had to wait until Goliath’s sword could be put in the hand of David before the enemy was destroyed; just as I waited for Jordan to flood before Israel could cross over; just as I waited for Mordecai to be promoted until Haman’s gallows were built, know this: the enemy has built a gallows to hang the Church, but I am getting ready to reverse,” saith God,

“What has been declared in this nation and I am going to take the weapon that the enemy formed against the house of the Lord, and I am going to cause the enemy to be destroyed by the very weapon that he forged in the fires of hell to destroy the people of God.  In the next four years I am giving the nations to the Church as their inheritance.  Not just a few, not just a bit, not just those that are not under the Iron Curtain.  I am invading the Muslim nations.  I am invading the Communist nations.  I am tearing down the iron curtains,..I am also taking the wealth of the wicked and I am transferring it to the saints of the most high. I did not cause you to be poor.  I take pleasure in the prosperity of My servant – land, titles, deeds, money, businesses, wealth and inventions – are now being released out of the heavens onto the saints of the most high, for what I am going to do will not be a cheap move, but it will be the riches of glory being displayed on the earth for what I am going to do accomplish,” says God.

“What I am now going to do will be like an explosion of My Power and My Glory in the earth.  I am going to cripple China for what they have done to the nations, because they have tried to remove Me from the earth, I am also going to deal with their leaders, and there is going to be a release of the presence of God and revival in the nation of China.  Just as hell released a global epidemic in the earth to advance the purpose of Satan, I am now releasing in every nation My Presence and My Glory to bring forth the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.  As you have seen wave of a death in the earth, now shall you see life and divine healing released in the earth, and the shout that is coming out of the people of God is going to tear down the ancient strongholds that have ruled the nations.  So get the ready,” says God, “not months from now but you are on the precipice…of the greatest outpouring of the Glory of God, and today I lift off you,..the spirit of heaviness, and I release upon you the garment of praise.  Shout unto the Lord, for this is the hour in which My mercy has been released upon My people,” saith God. ” Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!”

AMEN, let it be so please dear Lord..

PS: A reader’s comment of last Saturday is noteworthy:

“In the Sky News this morning they mentioned that the conjunction of two planets creating the ‘Christmas Star’ due to be seen on December 21st, was last seen in 1620. Wondering why this date rang a bell I googled it to find it was the year the Mayflower first set out. Perhaps, in the words of the slogan ‘Wise men sought Jesus, and wise men still do’, it is time for America to ‘set out’ again, on a fresh journey, seeking Jesus?”

Fulfilled prophecy of rainbow outside the White House – Charlie Shamp (F/P #130)

 

Further to A ‘Sign’ over America in response to The Return…, Gilad Rosinger reports on Radiant Israel around midday yesterday, along with a synopsis of that day:

I just found out that the Rainbow 🌈 we witnessed on #TheDayOfAtonement at the #WhiteHouse was prophesied by Charlie Shamp on June 26, 2020. Several of us were gathered in DC to pray for 3 days and seek The Lord after The Return 2020 leading up to the Day of Atonement. The timing had to be exact for this to happen.

I was not aware of this prophecy until someone commented on my post with the prophetic Word.

HalleluYah! Glory to KING YESHUA 🔥⚔️🙌🏼

Here is the Prophecy:  [per Charlie Shamp Fbk – emphases added by RB]

Released June 26, 2020

There is something shifting over Washington. The Lord says, watch for the shifting temperature. Watch for the shifting temperature over Washington D.C. Watch, for the whirling winds, for the storm. The Lord says will be a sign. Not a sign of destruction, but a sign of cleansing. For even over Washington there has been a demonic storm that has attempted to surface. But the Lord says I shall bring a storm and wipe out the darkness. A contrary wind. The weight of my glory shall come in and rest upon the nations capital. The enemy will cringe in fear. People will fall on their hands and knees in repentance, the Lord says. For the will be a tent set up, a tent set up, where the presence will come. Even close, the Lord says, to the White House. There shall be a tent of my presence that will release my power. For there shall be a wind that will be contrary to this demonic storm. The wind will usher in the rain.

And the Lord says, Watch for the rain. But the sign will be a rainbow. A rainbow, a rainbow the Lord says, manifesting over the White House. And some will not recognize the sign. They’ll think it is something else. But the Lord says it will be a sign of restoration. It shall be a sign of my promise. The promise of my presence and the restoration. Even as there has been this lockdown and Satan would have used it to sift the body of Christ as wheat. The Lord says, get ready for the harvest for the fields are ripe. And the ark, the place of confinement that you thought you were in during this last storm, shall be a release and place where a new day will come. And people will walk free and be filled with the fire. Watch for the sign the Lord says, a bow, a bow , a rainbow, yes a rain but look for the bow. For it will be a sign of restoration and deliverance. it shall be a sign of the Lord’s deliverance, an open heaven over this nation. An arrow of the Lord’s deliverance. And the peace of God will come. The presence of God will come and rest. Days of refreshing and restoration will come. Look not at the things you see with your natural eye. For gross darkness, great darkness is all around, but the light of God, the light of the Lord, the seven-fold radiation of the Holy Spirit will be seen. The rainbow, the rainbow, marking a new day. When the devil came to steal, kill, and destroy, God has lifted up a banner. A banner of love over this nation.

Thus shall be manifested in a sign in a rainbow over the White House for all to see. A bow. It will look like a canopy. It will glow, the glory of the Lord will be seen.

– Prophet Charlie Shamp

Also posted on Charlie’s Destiny Encounters International website on 15 July 2020

SYNOPSIS OF FURTHER PRAYER + RAINBOW’s APPEARANCE

Gilad writes (6 Oct), 

A SIGN OVER AMERICA ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT!! Continue reading

A ‘sign’ over America in response to The Return day of prayer and repentance

Upon booting up my pc this morning I find Gilad Rosinger’s What does God and His Word say about masks? has returned to the top of this blog’s list of popular posts AND espy this on my facebook’s home page from his Radiant Israel

After The Return, God answered the prayers of thousands of intercessors with a monumental sign from Heaven in front of the White House. This SIGN was a divinely orchestrated moment where Heaven met Earth.

After hours in prayer, on Monday, Septemeber 28th ( The Day of Atonement ) The Lord led us to go to the #WhiteHouse and complete specific prophetic acts that were given to our team in visions in times of intercessory prayer. After completing the prophetic acts, we were led to the middle of this field behind the White House. The very minute we began to pray and declare rains of revival, it began to rain. Words cannot describe what we experienced. This day was the first day that the sun was shining over DC. The Holy Spirit came over us strongly and we sensed His Glory.

Immediately, as we uttered the words, we were taken by surprise as a light rain began to fall amid the sunshine. As the rain began to gently increase, we looked up and suddenly a double-rainbow appeared! One side of the rainbow was towards the White House, and the other side ended towards the grounds of The Return by the National Mall. It all took place within eight minutes. We had to be standing at the exact place at the exact moment this happened in order to witness it. The timing was supernatural.

As we looked up at the rainbow, the Holy Spirit spoke these words to Sharon Bolan: “Because of the prayers of the saints that were poured out on the altar during the weekend of The Return, this is My sign that I have heard and answered and will extend mercy to America. This sign represents my covenant that I will uphold.”

Israel and America stood together at The Return and America honored Israel. I believe this was significant and instrumental.

This divine convergence was only made possible by the Body of Christ coming together in unity, in true repentance and allowing the Holy Spirit to lead the way step by step. Although only a few of us witnessed this moment, this was clearly a culmination of the dedication of thousands upon thousands of faithful saints who said to The Lord:

“Hineni – Here AM I – Send Me!”

Present were Gilad Rosinger, Sharon Bolan & her 17 year old daughter Grace.

For such a time as this, read ‘The Manual’ – Neil Mackereth

Neil writes to me, “The imminence of a great move of God, followed by the rapid fulfilment of End-Times prophecy, is burgeoning.

“The spirit of lawlessness is prowling around while the silent majority cower in face of the onslaught from “identity” groups that have been infiltrated by vociferous and aggressive anarchists. To be expected, but disturbing nevertheless. We are on the cusp of a new order! I attach one page of recent pondering:”

A TIME SUCH AS THIS

‘I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, “Make straight the way for the Lord”.’ Isaiah 40:3

(Words repeated by John the Baptist – John 1:23)

We are blessed to live in the most amazing times: Israel is re-established as a Nation; and shaking, sifting and repositioning is in full swing across the globe.

We’re witnessing the preparation for the fulfilment of those Bible prophecies that relate to the End-Times. However, millions of people cannot be bothered to read ‘the manual’.

Furthermore, most people prefer to ignore any guidance on the subject, and even many Christians are not keen on reading anything longer than one side of A4.

So, “in a nutshell”, we are in a “wilderness time” during this pandemic, moving from one set of circumstances to something new. There are both blessing and very difficult times ahead; after which, Jesus will return to defeat His enemies and take His Throne.

In the meantime, should we seek to keep our heads down and say nothing? Certainly not, God has graciously chosen that we should be here “for a time such as this” (Esther 4:14). And as Jesus said: “…. what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.” (John 12:27).

The time of allowing the wheat and the tares to grow together is about to end: the harvest of separation is imminent. “Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.” (John 12:31) Time is very short!

Choices – Imminent Blessing and Imminent Danger

A mighty move of the Holy Spirit is coming: an unprecedented revival that will be of a magnitude and design that the world has never seen before. It will be the last opportunity to repent and follow Jesus.

This revival will infuriate Satan who will “Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war” (Shakespeare – Julius Caesar). We will enter a period of great chaos and confusion, danger and despair (as in the Days of Noah). Many will crave order and leadership, albeit still on their own terms, which the Anti-Christ will then seem to provide.

Prevailing Conditions – from my readings of End-Times scripture over the years:

I couldn’t envisage conditions where a New World Order would be welcomed – Now I can!

I couldn’t see how it would be possible to introduce a “one world” Government – Now I can!

I couldn’t see how it would be possible to introduce a global economic system – Now I can!

I couldn’t see how it would be possible to introduce a “one world” religion – Now I can!

I couldn’t see how it would seem sensible to take mark on hand or forehead – Now I can!

Read ‘The Manual’ –  Watch and Pray

The signs converge, the culmination is nigh. Watch for talk of a New World Order, watch for a worldwide roll-out of a vaccine, watch for an expansion of world financial controls, watch for moves to unify religions, watch for even greater disapprobation against Israel. Read End-Times scripture.

Pray for hidden things to be revealed. Remember that all things that are foretold in the Word of God will be fulfilled.

Pray in line with God’s purposes and for the maximum number possible to be saved out of the Tribulation.

Pray for a mighty awakening.

Neil Mackereth, 2nd July 2020

RB: ‘The Manual’ is also known as, ‘Best Instructions Before Leaving Earth’!

End-Times Briefing 6: pastor’s ‘Sign in the Sun’ vision warns of coming global cataclysm!

Those following these Briefings will appreciate the direct relevance of Sign #27 to this video and transcript, for which I’m grateful for Carolyn Stewart’s very helpful expertise and schedule.

On Wednesday 27th May pastor Christopher Wickland posted this alarm or warning on what’s soon to hit the world. (To date, his November 2019 prophecy of a great humbling then spiritual revival of Britain is accurate.) As with all prophecies, please seek the Lord in weighing this vision.

In NKJV, Christopher’s Luke reference is headed ‘The Coming of the Son of Man’:

“Welcome to another thought for the day. Today I have quite a serious message and one which probably many Christians will find a little bit hard to stomach. I will start with this piece of scripture, then I will get straight into it. Continue reading

End-Times Briefing 3: the ‘What?’ of Watching > Signs!

So far we’ve considered the Who, Why and When we’re to watch. Now to the rationale of this blog, as stated in its title’s strap-line, ‘Looking for the signs of Jesus’ return’ and we examine what Jesus told us to look out for:

WHAT?

Omitting those which apply to the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70, here’s a selection of signs stated in the first Gospel (Mark 13), augmented by Matthew (chapter 24) and Luke (chapters 17 & 21) plus insertion of Paul’s first and follow-up letters to believers in Salonika, to whom he stressed the origin of his teaching; ‘For this we say to you by the word of the Lord…’

    1. “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations [‘ethnos’ – people groups], and then the end will come.”
    2. Disciples will stand before and councils, rulers and kings, beaten in religious assemblies: 
    3. Many will come in Jesus’ name, saying, “I am He,” and will deceive many.
    4. Wars and rumors of wars – nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom: “See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet
    5. “And there will be famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven ; All these are the beginnings of sorrows.
    6. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you and you will be hated by nations all for My name’s sake.
    7. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another…Brother will betray brother to death – a father his child – children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death and…
    8. “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 
    9. “But he who endures to the end shall be saved.”
    10. SO, when you see the ‘abomination of desolation’, spoken of by Daniel the prophet standing where it ought not (let the reader understand!), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” [This refers not only to the Roman standard placed in the Temple’s Holy of Holies but also to profane objects or person therein at any time (including its mount?)]
    11. “…in those days there will be tribulation such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be.
    12. “And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days….
    13. “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it for false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”
    14. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven…’and the dead in Christ will rise first,
    15. ‘then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up [‘harpadzo’ = rapture] together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…’
    16. ‘You know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety” then sudden destruction comes…’
    17. ‘Let no one deceive you…for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first (Apostasy), and
    18. ‘the man of sin (lawlessness) is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped,
    19. ‘so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God…
    20. ‘The coming of the lawless one is according to the workings of satan with all power, signs and lying wonders, and
    21. ‘with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they didn’t receive a love of the truth, that they might be saved…
    22. ‘For this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie (!!)…’
    23. “As it was in the days of Noah, so also in the days of the Son of Man: “They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.”
    24. “Likewise as it was in the days of Lot…on the day Lot left Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
    25. “In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife: Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
    26. “I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”
    27. “After that tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. (“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars…of heaven will fall and the powers of the heavens be shaken”)
    28. “and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
    29.  “men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth...
    30. “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 
    31. “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
    32. “Then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.” [The Rapture]

Jesus said, “Take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand.

Details from The Apocalypse, the book recording ‘the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants’ penned by His apostle John, will follow later.

IS THE END NIGH?

Not necessarily! I’m not of the alarmist brigade because, in my humble opinion, Jesus is coming back for a bride who’s ‘made herself ready’, which I understand to be a church that has been restored to move fully in the ‘greater works’ – one that has arisen with the glory of the Lord appearing over her and piercing the ‘thick darkness covering the peoples’ (see Revelation 19.7, Acts 3.21, John 14.12 and Isaiah 60.1-2). YET, it may be just over the horizon!

There’s clear indications this preparation is already happening through many ministries. Jesus did say, “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16.18).

On praying to our Heavenly Father, He instructed us to petition, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven…” (Matt 6:10).

The Lord’s Kingdom rule has yet to come in its fullness so, in my opinion, a reworking – even a significant sifting or pruning – may be necessary as the Lord finishes building his Church and believers make themselves ready for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

Next, we’ll briefly consider theological nuances of the meaning of ‘watching’…

End-Time Briefings:
  1. The ‘Who?’ and ‘Why?’ of Watching
  2. The ‘When?’ of Watching > NOW!
  3. The ‘What?’ of Watching > Signs!
  4. Theologically “Watch” means…
  5. Expert’s Excitement – Few Know This…
  6. Pastor’s ‘Sign in the Sun’ Vision Warns of Coming Global Cataclysm
  7. New Ager Sees First Pieces of God’s ‘Jigsaw
  8. Daniel and ‘The Wonderful Number’ Jesus Christ

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

Is massive catch of fish 4 months ago in the English Channel a prophetic sign?

Almost three weeks ago I received an unusual report from Devon and eventually was able to acknowledge and thank ‘Valerie’, asking permission to publish in due course if the time should become available. Over Holy Weekend I realised it’s a suitable follow-up to the scheduled posts on the miraculous catch of 153 fish by Jesus’ disciples. (If you’ve not yet read them, please do so as soon as you’re able).

‘Valerie’ writes on 27th March and encourages us to weigh and pray about this (note, emphases are mine):

‘Your site has taken me up higher and in deeper with the Lord. My husband and I are in a Local HOP (inspired by Ffald-y-Brenin) and members at an Anglican church. We would not say we have the gift of prophecy as such, but believe we have witnessed a prophetic sign. The story below has been submitted to FYB and to local church leaders. This morning, I felt the Spirit prompt me to send it on to you also. The text below was dated 18th December 2019. [RB: note, almost 4 months ago.]

‘Three weeks ago, we were watching the BBC TV news report (on Spotlight SW) about the record-breaking haul of fish at Brixham, Devon. As we watched it, we both experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit upon us and sensed deep within that this was the Lord speaking a word of encouragement to the local churches and to the nation.

‘The skipper being interviewed was Adam Cowan-Dickie, father of Luke Cowan-Dickie who plays rugby for Exeter Chiefs and for England. In the 3rd week of November (2019) his trawler, Margaret of Ladram, had four consecutive days of their nets completely full of fish. The unusual thing is they were all Dover Soles on all four days. Yes, they were all soles / ‘souls’. Apparently, this would be exceptional if it happened on just one day, as Dover Sole usually make up around 17% of any one catch. It was an historic, record breaking event for the port of Brixham and the catch was very valuable indeed – worth £126,000.

‘The same week I met a chap who knew a lot about fishing and I mentioned the story to him. He told me about this species of fish. He said they lie flat on the seabed in the silt and mud and they prefer darkness to light which is why they are more active at night. To catch them, they need to be raised up out of their murky habitat by the trawl nets. He agreed it was a miraculous event.

‘Apparently, the skipper had been waiting for the opportunity to fish in those beds for a little while, hoping no-one would come in and snatch away all the soles, but he had no idea when he put down the nets that they would be filled right up – and 4 days in a row! I wondered about the number 4 (4 months /years? 4 nations of the UK? 4 days before Lazarus was raised?) but have no clarity on that.

‘Our impression is that a Kingdom harvest is ready and waiting to be brought in.

‘I leave this with you to test and weigh up before the Lord (and) acknowledge it is not quite the usual style of prophecy on your site!’

Footnote:

Now my reply was dated 7th April and the next day Neil Thomson asked at the foot of Veronika West’s vision of an angel at No.10 Downing St about the ‘short time’ in office that she’d prophesied for Boris Johnson after winning the general election. I got a prompt response and shared my own thoughts on the matter, which I hope to blog on soon. Veronika had been reminded of this only the previous day, 7th April, upon seeing the Daily Mirror headline shown here >>>

So it would seem that ‘Valerie’ makes a very valid point about the significance of four months December 2019 to April 2020!  Therefore, in my opinion, this massive catch of fish does signify an approaching massive catch of souls! How say you?

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.”

Next, we learn when we’re to be watching for whatever’s coming…continue reading >>

Is the weather a prophetic sign?

We need no reminding of yesterday’s wonderful fine weather here in Britain, ‘coinciding’ with the results of Conservative Party leadership elections to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister.

Neil Mackereth emailed me mid-morning from Winchester asking,

“As we await the name of the next Prime Minister, I note that we have blue skies, the temperature is rising and there are no clouds on the horizon! Is it a prophetic sign?”

I respond,“Whyever not my friend as everything’s hotting up!” (ie. politically). It became a lovely Summer’s day with ‘wall-to-wall’ sunshine that I’d seen from before dawn to after dusk.

But shortly after midnight this morning I was awoken by flashes of light and rumbling, and heard Nina downstairs talking to our cat.  She came upstairs saying she’s never seen anything like it and so we watched. There’d been a short, sharp shower of heavy, thundery rain but nothing prolonged. Kitty was fascinated and had been watching from a shelf in the greenhouse.

The skies were completely overcast with black clouds lit up from within by many flashes of sheet lightning and occasionally vivid forks zig-zagging across the clouds. Any break between the flashes was only for a few seconds: but so little thunder, perhaps because the electricity was miles up in their tops?

The storm was rolling over the East Hants, Surrey border from the Winchester direction in the west, and when we sat in the conservatory it seemed all around, and it continued for well over an hour! Highly unusual!!

Nina asked the Lord what’s going on and sensed,

“I’m shining My light into all the darkness!”

God’s humour in mechanic’s miracle and at atheist’s expense!

The Sunday evening before last we heard how God miraculously provided about 1,300 large bread cakes from only 200 that pastor Christopher Bird had taken to a Ugandan orphanage, but to which 500 children had walked for hours for food to feed them over the week!  Next he took the left-overs to other places and watched everyone getting fed from what he’d originally brought. Only 7 loaves were left, which were for the 7 servers.

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MIRACLE

Next, a group told him on a Sunday morning they’d take him Monday to a neighbouring nation – but he needed to apply for an entry visa. So he had to get two visa-size photos on a Sunday afternoon in Kampala – but there was a city-wide power blackout!

He saw a 50-years old photo-booth on a pavement and spoke to its attendant who said it was unplugged because of the outage. Chris told him the God who created electricity and gave mankind the ability to harness it and power machines would make it function properly. He thus prayed loudly to the Lord and a crowd began to gather.

Upon sitting in the booth and drawing the curtain, four flash lights went off and colour photos appeared right away!

PROBLEM: it was a black-and-white only camera and took minutes to print photos:

RESULT: colour photos and so attendant mechanic shouts, “I now follow Jesus!”

ARROGANT ATHEIST ANSWERED

Two weeks ago today came news of Felix Ngole’s landmark legal victory for freedom of speech and my posting was reblogged on All Along The Watchtower, where it attracted a lengthy debate – but not upon the details of the case. A new commentator is pleased this ruling allows for engaging with believers for the purpose of enlightening them on how “ridiculous and erroneous” the Bible is!!  Therefore, he or she demanded evidence for and repudiated Christians’ claims, especially for Jesus and the Resurrection.

It is amusing that their next and many attempts to answer a moderator’s request for background details didn’t get published and caused some consternation. Meanwhile, moderator mused, “Maybe God didn’t like what you wrote?”  Eventually, comments were found in the WordPress software’s trash can!

As the site is a God-fearing one then He probably considers those contributions serve only the hater of humanity. Also, the Lord was yet to have a further, amusing play with this person’s mockery.

That their comments are hidden by anonymity, are arrogant, devoid of manners as well as demonstrating a completely closed mind, renders their arguments invalid. So the bin is where they belong!

In choosing an avatar icon and name that I was familiar with when an unbeliever active in its ungodly realm, I discerned the issue and offered my testimony as a witness to the Lord for their further investigation.

I was met with, “I suggest you keep looking out for those signs of Jesus’ return, And while you are waiting why not read the bible? All of it”  I replied the Lord is our judge and wasted no further time with this lost soul but pray he, too, has a radical encounter with Him.

That was happening whilst I had a hard-copy of Neil’s paper on End-times to peruse, and had just got Nicholas’ sermon notes (previous posts refer). I mentioned them to my wife but she doesn’t closely follow my blogging and was unaware of all the details.

I’ve now realised the Lord gave Nina the audible word about His return, “It’s sooner than you think!!!”, as though answering that mocking atheist in His own way – as the adage goes: ‘He who laughs last, laughs longest!’

Next, we’ll take a fresh look at the events Jesus told us to watch out for

‘Jigsaw pieces’ portray 27th June’s significance in prophecy

A number of things heard during our visit last Sunday to a church not far away started to bring not only a few apparently disparate matters together but also, in confirming a 27 years-old vision, draw them all together like pieces of the Lord’s invisible jigsaw.

First, therefore, let’s take a look at Habakkuk (chapter 2):

I will stand my watch
And set myself on the rampart,
And watch to see what He will say to me,
And what I will answer when I am corrected.

Then the Lord answered me and said:

“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
 For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry…”

Let me hand you the pieces and in your imagination see how they fit together and wait on the Lord to reveal the pattern:

1st Piece: EMERGING LEADERS’ CONFERENCE

Today is the last day of this event convened jointly by Fleet Baptist Church and London School of Theology to host the International Leader’s School of Ministry conference led by John and Carol Arnott.  It is aimed exclusively at emerging leaders and Bible college students (from across UK and Europe), as well as those who are ready to start full-time ministry, or have recently started in ministry.

The ILSOM is renowned as a life-changing school and this 4-day event will train, equip and minister to those who have a desire to go deeper in the Lord. The teaching is also designed to help remove obstacles hindering our relationship with God.

Students are learning to hear God’s voice, know their heart is secured in His love, freed of hurts and oppression, and how to minister effectively with the Holy Spirit in the power and anointing of Jesus Christ. Therefore, it’s a time for restoration, renewal and refreshing where Father strengthens and brings revival in passion and vision for Himself and the call He has on one’s life.

2nd Piece: PASTOR’S ‘ATOMIC BOMB’!

In referring to that conference at the start of Sunday’s service at FBC, Revd Christopher Bird described it as being like an “atomic bomb” in introducing theology students to the Holy Spirit’s practical, power ministry.  Now, he had my complete attention because I’d blogged about having seen one of those explode in a vision 27 years ago today, as told when inviting readers to February’s One Voice prophecy conference (Bringing the Glorious Word of the Lord to the Nation).

Maybe Chris was referring to my vision of golden rainfall and exploding atomic bomb, because I’d mentioned it in my email inviting him to the One Voice event?

Afterwards therefore, I asked Chris why he’d used those words and he said he’d seen a picture in his morning prayers that developed into an atomic explosion of God’s glory across our nation!  However, he apologised for NOT having read my email yet – and then thanked me because I was confirming what he’d seen that morning! Therefore, it must surely be a God thing!!

3rd Piece: CONFIRMATION AND ANNIVERSARY

In other words, Chris directly confirmed the vision I’d had as he hadn’t read my account from my first years as a new believer at Tilehurst Free Church (Baptist), which reads:

‘At a very early Pangbourne prayer morning on 27 June 1992 I saw “a waterfall of golden rain which became like a nuclear bomb but in reverse”. When I later told associate pastor David about this he expressed keen interest in view of the vision of liquid fire he’d previously seen over Tilehurst.

‘What particularly impresses me about this picture was that the golden rain (flames?) suddenly condensed into a focal point and there followed a brilliant flash of light. In films of nuclear bombs I’ve seen, the immense flash was followed by fire.

‘Regret I’ve not got any relevant scripture for this but believe it may relate to TFC. Like that widespread ‘rain’, we’ve reverted into a more compact unit, or operation. Perhaps the next phase is for the Lord to ignite us into a powerful instrument, such that His light will go off like a mighty bomb.’

Subsequent considerations connected that vision to meetings held in late 1990s along the Thames Valley and prayers for God’s glory to flow through them into London.  Now, however, as emphasised by this Hampshire Baptist minister, that glory explosion won’t be localised but will affect the whole nation!

Today, 27th June is the 27th anniversary of my having that vision and, it seems to me, the scriptural significance of that number may be inferred from Paul’s doxology in Philippians 2 : Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Mathematically, 27 = 3 x 3 x 3, or three cubed (three to the power of three), suggests to me The Holy Trinity’s multiple power in all three realms of Creation.

4th Piece: JOHN ARNOTT on END-TIME REVIVAL

John prefaced his message based upon the fulfillment of Revelation 14:14 harvesting by referring to Smith-Wigglesworth’s prophecy of The Word and The Spirit: the time when there will be equal emphasis on teaching from scripture and experiencing Holy Spirit’s power and presence, so believers may thus be empowered to evangelise with signs and wonders following and bring the masses into salvation before the End-time’s judgement.

More ‘pieces’, or gems, were to emerge within John’s teaching, but these will suffice for today and you can listen to the entire message here.

So, I wonder if the ‘invisible’ picture being revealed by these few pieces is what Norman James, Wigglesworth’s prayer partner, saw in 1997 of the same vision for Britain that had left him speechless and his face radiant?

Therefore, all these pieces suggest that original vision is soon to manifest…and as in the above illustration a few more ‘pieces’ were yet to drop our of the ‘heavelies’, as told here, here and here.

Image Credit: Flying Puzzles by Nokhoog Buchachon, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net