GPS #30.1: Mighty army told to “March Forth!” (on March fourth)

Monday 4th March saw the start of Lent Week of Prayer at the church we attend. One of its aims is to refocus our lives on all God has for us and give an opportunity to get rid of clutter hindering our relationship with Him. To help us in this, thematic displays had been set up for contemplative prayer in the chapel. We arrived at the same time as the rector for Monday evening’s prayers, but after having led a long worship and prayer session on his guitar he needed to leave for an appointment…

However, Nina’s email of Tuesday morning updated him on what happened…

WELL, WHAT NEXT!

‘Dear Val, Thank you for the wonderful worship yesterday evening. It was very special. Then you left the 3 of us and then……….!!!!!!!!

‘We carried on praying for a short while and then I had an extraordinary picture which I shared with Richard and N because I knew it was important.

‘It was in black and white and was a scene from an old war movie. The pilots were sitting around outside, by the Nissan huts, waiting for the alarm call so they could jump to attention and get into action [‘Scramble!’ thinks Richard].

‘As I spoke this N suddenly said, “That was the Battle of Britain!”   Britain is in another battle right now so we prayed on for a short while. Then I said, “We need to remember the picture and the date”. Suddenly N said, “March Forth!”

‘He didn’t say it is the fourth of March or March the fourth, he said “March Forth!” [Each of us intuitively knew that difference.]

‘By then we were standing and agreed that as members of The Lord’s Army we needed ears to hear His clarion call and ACT!

‘Richard added that this all confirms what he’d read earlier on the very same topic’!

And here’s what I’d read that day on Ignite Ireland Ministries FB:

WATCH! THE ARMY OF GOD IS NOW ARISING…….!!

‘The Spirit of God says, “WATCH AND PRAY BELOVED, STAY ALERT AND PAY ATTENTION FOR THE WOLF IS AT THE DOOR, YES! THE ENEMY COMES TO ROB, STEAL AND DESTROY IN THIS HOUR….!”

‘FRIENDS, I SEE THE POWERS OF DARKNESS INCREASE IN THIS HOUR, BUT I ALSO SEE AN INCREASE, ACCELERATION AND MANIFESTATION OF GREATER GLORY, SUPERNATURAL POWER, GREATER AUTHORITY, SIGNS, WONDERS AND MIRACLES TAKING PLACE ACROSS THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH.

‘I SEE AN UNSTOPPABLE AND AN UNQUENCHABLE FIRE OF THE HOLY GHOST MOVING SWIFTLY ACROSS THE NATIONS, THE POWERS OF EVIL AND DARKNESS CANNOT AND WILL NOT HINDER NOR DIMINISH IT.

‘I SEE A MIGHTY ARMY OF RADICAL, FEARLESS FREEDOM FIGHTERS RISING UP IN THIS HOUR THEY ARE NOT DETERRED NOR DISTRACTED BY THE SCHEMES OF SATAN. THEIR POWER, STRENGTH, SKILL AND STEALTH COMES FROM BEING DEEPLY ROOTED AND ESTABLISHED IN CHRIST JESUS. THE WEAPONS OF THEIR WARFARE ARE NOT CARNAL BUT POWERFUL TO THE PULLING DOWN OF EVERY STRONGHOLD AND DEMONIC STRUCTURE IN THE LAND.

‘THESE ARE THE RADICAL ONES, ANOINTED AND APPOINTED BY GOD TO PURSUE, PUSH BACK, OVERTHROW AND OVERTAKE EVERY POWER OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION, THEY WAR NOT FROM THE REALMS OF DOUBT, FEAR AND TIMIDITY BUT THEY WAR IN THE REALMS OF SUPERNATURAL FAITH, COURAGE, HUMILITY AND VICTORY, WITH THE TWO EDGED SWORD IN THEIR MOUTHS THEY ARE WISE WITH THEIR WORDS ONLY SPEAKING FORTH LIFE, LIBERTY AND VICTORY.

‘THEY WALK IN THE SHOES OF PEACE AND PROSPERITY, THEY COMMAND HEAVENLY ANGELS TO COME AND TO GO, THEY LOVE NOT THEIR OWN LIVES EVEN UNTO DEATH, THESE ARE THE GLORY CARRIERS OF HEAVEN, NEW LIFE, HEALING, HOPE AND MANIFEST PROMISE FLOWS FORTH FROM THEIR BELLIES, THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND THE FEAR OF THE LORD GOES BEFORE THEM MAKING STRAIGHT THEIR PATHS AND ILLUMINATING THEIR WAY, ACCELERATED AND MOBILISED BY THE SPIRIT OF MIGHT AND POWER THESE BRAVE HEARTS MOVE WITH GREAT ACCURACY AND WITH SPIRITUAL VISION AND PRECISION THEY TAKE THE LAND.

‘I SEE SATAN AND HIS DEMONS FLEE IN A THOUSAND DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS WHEN THESE GLORY CARRIERS STEP UPON THEIR TERRITORIES, THESE DEMONS OF DARKNESS KNOW THEY CANNOT STAND AGAINST THE POWER OF THEIR UNITY AND AGREEMENT IN THE SPIRIT.

‘LISTEN!! I HEAR THE SOUND OF GREAT VICTORY AND JUBILEE!!’

Veronika West, Sunday 3rd March 2019

AND sitting in the morning’s email in-tray is this from Glasgow Prophetic Centre:

LION BITES Tuesday 5th MarchARISE!

The Spirit of the Lord says, “Arise, arise, arise and put on the armour of the Lord. My children, I desire for you to become a mighty army in my name. Listen to the voice of your God because I have not hidden you in the shadows. I have called you to shine and to let the world see who I truly am. Let them see who I have called you to be – my ambassadors, truth tellers, a mighty and holy nation, miracle workers in my name, atmosphere changers, and carriers of my presence and glory. You are gateways for heaven to move through. Now arise and be bold; take hold of the authority that I have given you. Truly, I say to you ARISE.”

Isaiah 60:1
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

Chris Bennett on Ezekiel 34 & 37 – bad shepherds and renewal of the Church

I thank the Lord and UK Prophetic Words for bringing this from Chris Bennett to my attention as I don’t recall anyone teaching on Ezekiel 34 since 25 years ago! It is very helpful to those who, like me, have been deeply concerned with these issues over the past month, and may answer our concerns and queries:

‘The Lord just revealed something to me. I don’t think for one moment I’m the only one hearing this, but this is the confirmation of what’s been brewing in me for several days.

‘The Lord is saying that NOW is that Ezekiel 34 moment – the exposing of the bad shepherds. Those who have led their flock through the wide, easy gate; who have omitted so much from the gospel and from the salvation experience.

‘Those who have suppressed and grieved Holy Spirit, forcing Him to be more a spectator than contributor in their services. Those who, in Ezekiel’s own words, have grown fat without feeding the flock, or who have denied healing to the sick, succour to the poor, and justice to widows and orphans.

‘The Lord is exposing and deposing such shepherds – “THEY SHALL FALL!”, says the Lord, BECAUSE THEY DISHONOUR MY NAME AND MY PEOPLE!! THEY FOLLOW THEIR OWN SINFUL PATH WHILE DESTROYING THOSE IN THE FLOCK WHO DO THE SAME THING! HYPOCRITES!!! THEY DO NOT PREACH MY GOSPEL NOR MY SALVATION, RATHER, THEY LEAD MY PEOPLE ASTRAY AND THEN CAST THEM ASIDE IN FAVOUR OF THEIR OWN EVIL SCHEMES !!!”, says the Lord.

‘Then the Lord showed me a wonderful Ezekiel 37 moment of prophesying to the bones then prophesying to the breath. He showed me the Valley of Dry Bones – the bones coming together. He told me to prophesy over these bones and, as I did so, the Lord showed me the army of the Lord here on earth, the church, coming together in unity once again. As I watched them, the Lord commanded me to prophesy to the breath, as in Ezekiel 37, “Command the breath, their voice, to return!” As I did so, I heard the sound of a roar coming from the resurrected army – a roar of authority and of the power of the Lord.

‘Having watched the shepherds exposed and the dry bones resurrected, the Lord spoke once again:

“I WILL SHAKE MY CHURCH FIRST TO EXPOSE THE BAD AND TO THEN BUILD UP THE GOOD. IT IS THE BEGINNING OF SEPARATING WHEAT AND TARES, AND THE BEGINNING OF JUDGEMENT, FOR DOES MY WORD NOT SAY THAT JUDGEMENT SHALL BEGIN WITH MY CHURCH?”

‘As I thought about this, the Lord continued,

“I SHALL BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO MY CHURCH, MY PEOPLE. MY CHURCH, MY BRIDE, SHALL RETURN TO MY GOSPEL INCLUDING FAITH, REPENTANCE, SALVATION, AND DISCIPLING, FOLLOWED BY THE RESTORATION OF ALL THE GIFTS OF MY SPIRIT. THEN FAITH, LOVE, SIGNS AND WONDERS SHALL BE THE HALLMARK OF MY PEOPLE.”

‘I felt the Lord had finished speaking, but He gave me a final question for all of us – When pastors start to fall, who will shepherd their flock? In this coming season, ‘all that can be shaken’ includes pastors being exposed and falling. Who will shepherd the flock then?

‘I heard the words, “The House Church movement will return just like the first church, 2000 years ago!” There is a hunger for this yet a rejection of the ‘church as usual’ mentality that pervades the body today. It’s the days of personal church meetings – small groups gathering for fellowship, often a meal, a time of teaching and discipling, with occasional larger group meetings when we all get together in celebration. I see much joy, great faith building, and miracles being the order of the day – every day! And evangelism will be rampant – church will be a lifestyle, no longer a social scene, but our way of life IN JESUS!!

‘HALLELUJAH !!!!’

Chris Bennett, 23rd February

RB Footnotes:
  1. About 25 years ago the Lord pointed me to Ezekiel 34 and I thought it may relate to my cell-group leadership’s inability to help me with my ‘New Age’ background. However, my godly pastor Barry Kirk at Tilehurst Free Church (Baptist) kindly encouraged me to seek deeper ministry help.  And so I was intrigued to learn that a recent Ellel Ministries ‘Battle for the Mind’ conference had specifically covered Ezekiel 34!
  2. Note carefully what Chris brings from the Lord on ‘Wheat and Tares’, which we’ve already covered this year – but much more on that in my next, very special post!!

An insight on Smith-Wigglesworth’s ‘Word and Spirit’ prophecy – intertwining like the confluence of two mighty rivers (GPS #27.1)

At the beginning of last October we saw the double ‘God-incidence’ of having blogged on the Jean Darnall and Smith Wiggleworth’s visions and then learning about a prayer meeting being held by Call The Nation To Prayer that weekend in connection with both. It’s like the Lord used GPS, or Global Prophecy Signalling, to catch our attention and remind us that although decades old, they are still ‘in play’ and waiting to be fulfilled – ie. ‘now’ words.

Now, yet another double ‘God-incidence’ clearly attests to the Lord stressing the great importance of the Smith-Wigglesworth ‘Word & Spirit’ prophecy, as though four pieces of an invisible jigsaw are being put into place!  Last weekend what Steve Hepden and Chris Bennett had heard from Him was published by private email and public blog (UK Prophetic Words) respectively. Steve kindly permits me to publish what he received in the weeks before Christmas:

It is over three weeks ago when I first heard God speak to me.

I was walking up the road from the shops with a loaf of bread and was more concentrating on my walking and crossing the road. What surprised me was the suddenness and spontaneity of the word as I was certainly not thinking of this.

The essence of my prophecy is ‘the Word and the Spirit’ and I thought of something Smith Wigglesworth spoke in 1947. Having always loved and appreciated Pentecostal and Charismatic church history, this came to mind. He said, as part of his prophecy, ‘When the Word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest movement of the Holy Spirit that the nation, and indeed the world, has ever seen.’

Why now? I believe it’s a reminder to the older generation, a new word to this generation and a call to prepare and position ourselves to enter into it.

Here is what I heard:

“There is a distinctiveness between Word and Spirit, yet they go hand in hand together.
However, in the move of God to come, the distinctiveness will remain but there will such a joining together that the synergy produced will become more powerful than you have ever seen. For the sum of the whole will miraculously be greater than the sum of the two parts. It will be like two mighty rivers coming together in a confluence where something greater, deeper, wider will happen and at the point of joining there will be disturbance. The influence established by this will be far greater than each individual river.

“This joining together will be an intertwining of the one into another and even though joined and thus influencing each other without measure, they will still maintain their distinctiveness. It really is a marriage. The Word and Spirit are different in nature, they are unmistakable, clear-cut and defined. Yet they will serve each other and bring their own distinctiveness together to enhance and release each other further than ever before. The Word will be the source by which the Spirit will move in the drama of signs and wonders and with such a purity of fruit, being the character and the Spirit will express and manifest the Word with power and authority in gifting.

“Some say you are men and women of the Word or others say you are men and women of the Spirit, but this will change dramatically and people will not know what to call you and will even wonder what is happening. There have been forerunners over the years and they are scattered over the Nations, yet it is time for everyone to be challenged and inspired in a way that has not happened before, for the fact of the matter is that everyone can come into this and in an accelerated way. Do not stay where you are, move forward by making a choice to open yourself up to the Spirit of God and to the illuminating Word of God, for the New Year will bring a new day for you.

I have been meditating on this prophecy and It’s amazing how many scriptures you can find where the Spirit and the Word are in union and unity.:
Ps 107:20, ‘He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death.’
Luke 1:34-37, Mary said, ‘how will this be?’ ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.’ ‘For nothing is impossible with God.’ ‘Let it be to me according to your word.
Rom 10:17, ‘So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God’
Acts 6:8, ‘and Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.’
John 6:63, ‘The Spirit is the one who gives life! Human strength can do nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are from that life-giving Spirit.’

However, there is an indictment from the lips of Jesus and I want to live as far away from that as possible. Matt 22:29, ‘Jesus replied, you are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.’

A challenge we need to take serious note of.

Steve Hepden, 5th January 2019

Footnote: See also Book Review: ‘Rejection Hurts’ by Steve Hepden

[Puzzle by Jannoon028, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

Another prophetic word on Brexit being like Israel’s leaving Egypt

This stirring, revelation delivered by Veronika West confirms scriptural details of Dave Hood’s journal published in Brexit and The Bible (as ever, weigh with the Lord):

A WORD CONCERNING THE NATION OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND

I heard the Spirit of God say, “WATCH AND PRAY! FOR EVEN AS I CALLED ISRAEL OUT OF EGYPT LOCK, STOCK AND BARREL SO I AM CALLING THIS NATION OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND OUT OF THE LAND OF CAPTIVITY LOCK, STOCK AND BARREL”, says God.

“YES BELOVED, WATCH AND PRAY FOR A GREAT SPIRITUAL AWAKENING IS NOW TAKING PLACE OVER THIS NATION, EYES HAVE NOT SEEN, EARS HAVE NOT HEARD NEITHER HAS IT ENTERED INTO THE HEART OF MAN WHAT I HAVE PREPARED FOR THIS GREAT NATION, NOW WATCH! AS MY GOVERNMENTAL HAND MOVES UPON THE HEADS AND THE HEARTS OF THOSE IN GOVERNMENT IN THIS NATION, WATCH AND STAY ALERT, PUT A GUARD UPON YOUR HEARTS, YOUR MINDS AND YOUR TONGUES IN THE DAYS AHEAD!

“THINK IT NOT STRANGE AS AN EVEN GREATER SHAKING AND SHIFTING BEGINS TO TAKE PLACE OVER THE LAND AND OVER THE PEOPLE, FOR I HAVE PUT EMNITY BETWEEN THE LEADERS OF THIS NATION AND THE LEADERS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THEY SHALL COME TO HATE AND DESPISE ONE ANOTHER AND THEY SHALL EVEN SEEK TO DESTROY EACH OTHER IN THE DAYS AHEAD, FOR I HAVE HARDENED THEIR HEARTS EVEN AS I HARDENED THE HEART OF PHARAOH, YES! IT IS I, THE GREAT I AM, WHO HAS PUT A SPIRIT OF DISCORD AMONG THEM FOR I AM GATHERING AND SCATTERING, GATHERING AND SCATTERING IN THIS HOUR, I AM SHIFTING AND SHAKING THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH, I AM TEARING DOWN AND REBUILDING, YES! IT IS I WHO GOVERNS OVER THE DESTINIES OF NATIONS, IT IS I WHO CHANGES THE TIMES AND SEASONS, FOR I REMOVE ONE AND SET UP ANOTHER, I GIVE WISDOM TO THE WISE AND KNOWLEDGE TO THE DISCERNING, I REVEAL THE DEEP AND HIDDEN MYSTERIES OF MY KINGDOM, I KNOW WHAT LIES IN DARKNESS FOR LIGHT IS IN ME.

“NOW WATCH! AS I DISPLAY SIGNS, WONDERS AND MIRACLES IN THIS NATION IN THE DAYS AHEAD, FOR SURELY I TELL YOU, I WILL SHARE MY GLORY WITH NO MAN. BELOVED NOW TAKE COURAGE, LISTEN! FOR A NEW SOUND AND A NEW SONG SHALL RISE UP FROM AMONG THE PEOPLE, YES! THE SOUND OF A GREAT UNLOCKING IN THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT AND A SONG OF DELIVERANCE AND VICTORY SHALL GO FORTH ACROSS THE LAND, FOR I AM REMOVING THE YOKE OF DEMONIC OPPRESSION FROM THE NECK OF THIS NATION AND I AM BREAKING THE CHAINS THAT HAVE KEPT MY PEOPLE BOUND AND SHACKLED, FOR NO LONGER SHALL MY PEOPLE BE A NATION OF SLAVES AND SERVANTS BUT THEY SHALL BECOME A PEOPLE OF A GREAT NATION OF SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF A GREAT KINGDOM DESTINY”, says the Spirit of God.

The Choice – ‘tipping point’ for an Outpouring is close at hand!

Leisa Ebere contacted me last weekend and writes, ‘Please find the powerful Word the Lord gave me concerning His timing and authority.  I am convinced more than ever that the tipping point for His great outpouring to the nations is very near at hand.  But, He is waiting for His people to take their positions as is written about in Jude 1. I have attached the prophecy, if you could please publish this Word to bless God’s People.’ (Emphasis mine.)

THE CHOICE

“The lasting proviso which is required to access the full benefits of My Spirit is reaching out with great extended arms as I seek to surround My People,” says the Lord. “My measuring rod is going backwards and forwards, as My Remnant decide to receive peace instead of pain, and light instead of darkness. The choice is theirs and has always been theirs,” says the Lord. “But I grow weary of tarrying whilst My People waiver to and fro; and show fear, whilst stepping back from the wondrous depths of My Spirit. My Creation must walk in tandem with Me,” says the Lord, “as alignment with My Ways, however unusual or uncomfortable, is My requirement for a great breaking down of barriers that now batter My People with such force.

“Step Out, My People, and be not afraid of those who might bruise in Word or Deed. For My Servant, Stephen, feared not and saw all of Heaven, as He declared My Power and My Glory. And I say to you in this hour, that tapping into My Power must not come through trembling lips and hidden gestures; but by bold declarations and actions; as My People move with pinpoint accuracy, led of My Spirit in the next days ahead. Be bold, and be fearless, and see My Spirit increase as the days grow dark,” says the Lord.

“A Blood Moon with an eclipse in 2018, was the first true heavenly sign of the beginning of the new era of My Rising,” says the Lord. “And I shall cause My prophetic minstrels to gain prominence with a greater release of My Spirit, which shall curtail the power of the dragon. And I shall cast him aside like a limp cloth as My People stand encircled by My Glory and speak the Word of Truth to the masses. The tide of My Spirit has shifted and shall gain momentum as the Harvest comes into My storehouse. Take your positions, My People, for I have marked this season for change,” Amen.

Given to Leisa Ebere on June 1st, 2018.

For more delivered by Leisa click the ‘Ebere’ tag below. The first prophetic word she brought is God’s Mandate for the Prophetic Profiling of our Nation, followed by a very powerful collection known as The UK Nationwide Circuit Prophecies, the first of which promises the Lord will give His prophets the ability to see clearly ‘My numbers’ in 2018!

Leisa advises that the Blood Moon referred to above was the total lunar eclipse of 31st January last. It’s so named because of the typical red colour during a total lunar eclipse. Being near its perigee on 30th January 2018 this moon was also known as a “Supermoon”, as well as being described as a ‘blue moon’ it was also called a “super blue blood moon”. (The term ‘once in a blue moon’ refers to the occasional occurrence of TWO full moons within one calendar month.) 

What is the Last Trumpet? – THE ‘All Change!’ Signal

In 1 Cor. 15:52, Paul used a term “Last Trumpet” which is not found elsewhere in the Bible. Read this article to see what he likely meant by this term; and what he DIDN’T mean. DOES THE LAST TRUMPET = THE SEVENTH TRUMPET? If the timing of Matt. 24:31 is the greatest misunderstanding of nearly…

continue reading at What is the “Last Trumpet?” — The Gospel In The End Times .

There, Nelson Walters brings an in-depth appreciation to our ‘who, why, when and what’ of Watching and THE ‘All Change!’ signal, as in About Signs (items 12-13 refer).

22nd February: a powerful ‘now’ word for the body of Christ

This 3-minute video appearing on Russell S Moyer Facebook is powerfully inspiring and thank you to Carolyn Stewart for transcribing and to UK Prophetic Words for publishing this prophetic word. However, as it was rapidly delivered under a strong anointing which the textual version just cannot capture, watching the video is highly recommended:

A POWERFUL ‘NOW’ WORD FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST

Dr Russ Moyer, a member of the Ontario Prophetic Council, released this Word on 22nd February 2018, the day after Dr Billy Graham went home.

“This morning we’ve stepped through the threshold of yet another doorway. And know it’s going to continue to happen and it’s going to continue to accelerate, and we are going from one glory to the next.

“Know that this is the season when open doors will be before us and we’ll step into the new moment. Notice the acceleration of time. Know that everything is going to begin to accelerate, and things that took a long time will happen in an instant, and we will go from season to season and moment to moment.

“And know that at this moment, in this day, in this season, says the Lord, even as the seed has gone into the ground, know that a great and mighty harvest is ordained, right now in this hour and moment; as the seed of my servant goes into the ground, Billy Graham, know that I am releasing mantles in the earth today for evangelism. Know that I am releasing mantles now for the end-time harvest, says the Lord.

“Know that mantles are being released and many shall go, but know that I am about to raise up a prophetic evangelistic army, says the Lord, that will reap the greatest harvest in history, says the Lord. This is the harvest that everyone prophesied about, now. Step in, step up, step out. Know that this is your moment and season, says the lord.

“Know that I am about to do a mighty work within my body, says the Lord. I am about to do a cleansing in the earth, saith God. Know you shall go from doorway to doorway. Know you shall go in this hour, says the Lord, from glory to glory. Know that even times and moments in the past where you have knocked on the doors of many hearts, and even those times that you were abruptly turned away, says the Lord, this is a new hour and a new moment, and I am preparing the hearts of many around the world for the great harvest, says the Lord.

“Know that it shall be both the Greek and the Jew. Know that it shall be even the Arab, says the Lord, and know that I shall touch many hearts, and this shall be a moment of divine visitation, saith God, and I shall prepare their hearts, for I am sending forth an army now with a reaping tool in their hand, says the Lord.

“Know that it’s harvest time now. Take that golden sickle and put it to the ground, says the Lord. This is your moment and your hour. Know that the great end time army for prophetic evangelism shall be released in this season. Know this is your word. You have been sitting on the shelf and you have been dormant. You have been afraid and walking in fear and doubt and worry, but rise up and be bold and courageous in this moment, says the Lord, for I shall put a word in your mouth that shall be a word for the weary in season, says the Lord, and know that that word shall be tipped with my anointing, says God, and it shall open even the hardest of hearts.

“Know that I shall anoint your testimony in a fresh new way, says the Lord, and it shall unlock those hearts and bring them to the fullness of the knowledge of Christ. Know that it is my desire that not one perish. Know that I am after your family; I am after your neighbour.

“Know that I am after you afresh now, says the Lord, as I am turning the hearts of the evangelist, now, setting their hearts ablaze once again. Setting your hearts on fire for what’s on fire in my heart. Know that it is my burden that not one perish, but that all come to the knowledge of Christ. Know that this is your moment, saith the Lord, and I am about to bring forth the harvest for you.

“Now step up and make those bold declarations and proclamations. Come forth, says the Lord; come out of the cave now, saith God, and begin to declare what it is that I have put upon your heart, and watch what I do with it, says the Lord. For it shall be a harvest of signs and wonders and miracles.

“Know it shall be a harvest even of great healing, says the Lord. A wave of healing like the body has never seen. And it shall bring forth the harvest that I promised, saith God, for it’s harvest time. It’s harvest time now, says the Lord. Step up and step in.”

Dr. Russ Moyer and his wife provide apostolic oversight for approximately two hundred ministers and a number of churches through the Eagle Worldwide Network of Ministries, and they are ambassadors for the International Coalition of Apostles (Facebook).  Website: https://eagleworldwide.com/

What NOT to Watch for in the End-Times, by Nelson Walters

Here, Nelson brings his incisive mind to bear upon the fuller meaning of what could be the pivotal timing indicator of prophesied signs of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Be sure to read the discussion thread too :

Most Christians know we are to watch for events in the end times. But do they know what NOT to watch for? Might our own theories of the end times deceive the church? What to Watch for This is the third article in a series about watching. In the First Article (READ HERE), we defined…

Continued in What Not to Watch For in the End Times — The Gospel In The End Times

The Who, Why, When & What of Watching – the signs

After looking at who, why and when we’re to watch, we review what Jesus told us to watch out for:

WHAT?

Omitting those which appear to apply to the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70, here’s a selection of signs stated in the first Gospel (Mark 13), augmented by Matthew (24) and Luke (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. The Gospel must first be preached to all the nations.
    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  (“Do not be troubled for such things must happen, but the end is not yet”)
    5. earthquakes in various places – famines and troubles – as the beginnings of sorrows.
    6. “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
    7. “You will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
    8. 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 would refer not only to Roman standard placed in the Temple’s Holy of Holies but also to any profane object/person therein at any time (including its mount?).
    9. “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.
    10. “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….
    11. “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.”
    12. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven…’and the dead in Christ will rise first,
    13. ‘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…’
    14. ‘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…’
    15. ‘Let no one deceive you…for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first (Apostasy), and
    16. ‘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,
    17. ‘so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God…
    18. ‘The coming of the lawless one is according to the workings of satan with all power, signs and lying wonders, and
    19. ‘with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they didn’t receive a love of the truth, that they might be saved…
    20. ‘For this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie (!!)…’
    21. “After that tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.
    22. “The stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
    23. “On the earth perplexity, seas and waves roaring
    24. “Men’s hearts failing them from fear and expectation of what’s coming on the earth.
    25. “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.”
    26. “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.
    27. “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.
    28. “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.”
    29. “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory and
    30. “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.

IS THE END NIGH?

No! I’m not of that 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)

There’s clear indications this preparation is already happening through many ministries.  Jesus said, “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 ask, “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 look Nelson Walters’ theological nuances of the meaning of ‘watching’ (here).

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

The Who, Why, When & What of Watching – cont’d

Continuing the reasons for watching for the Lord Jesus’ return we consider when that might happen:

WHEN?

Jesus’ major End-time teaching was given soon after leaving the Temple with some of His disciples and having foretold its complete destruction, which was to happen about 40 years later after the infamous Roman siege of Jerusalem.

Jesus on the Mount of Olives:

When He went and sat on the nearby Mount of Olives, two sets of brothers (Peter & Andrew, James & John) asked Him to expand upon that prophecy, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?” (seee Mark 13, Luke 21, Matthew 24).

He answered in some depth, and by examination of the details we can conclude that not only does Jesus describe later events in that First Century but also those of a much later time, one yet to come but which is now at the door!  So Jesus did, but didn’t, tell them precisely ‘when’!

In talking of that far future time however, He tells them a parable about the appearing of leaves on a fig tree – which many believe refers to the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel.:

“So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it (or ‘He’) is near – at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place..But of that day and hour no-one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is…Watch therefore…I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:28-37 NKJV emphasis mine)

Other passages of the New Testament imply that He, or Holy Spirit, subsequently gave those leading disciples, and Saul of Tarsus who became Apostle Paul, further insights on the approximate timing of those signs, as below:

Peter preaching in the Temple:

After Jesus’ Ascension into heaven Peter, when teaching in the Temple, called people  to,

“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets since time began…” (Acts 3:19-21 – my emphasis.)

So there’s a huge contribution followers of Christ have yet to make across all spheres of society towards such restoration – we’ve hardly started; not to mention both human and demonic opposition – but however do we restore ‘all things’?  We must conclude that only The Almighty is able to bring about the ‘restoration of ‘all things’ – and doubtless in the manner Zecharia prophesied to governor Zerubbabel:

“Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit”, says the Lord of hosts. (Zech 4:6 NKJV)

Although we need to beware of false prophets, Acts 3:21 implies that the Lord will keep His prophets informed of His intentions in bringing this about (Amos 3:7). Hence the important relevance of contemporary prophecy.

Paul writing to the Thessalonians:

We know from Acts and accounts in Paul’s Epistles that this Apostle to the Gentiles was blessed with visions of and revelations from Jesus Himself as, for example, in the main scripture quoted by ‘pre-Tribbers’:

‘For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
‘For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.’ (1Thess 4:15-17 NKJV)

‘But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves 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 upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.’ (1Thess 5:1-5 NKJV – emphases added)

Maybe it’s as well the Palestinian leaders have been defiantly intransigent over the so-called ‘peace plan’ with Israel and, like Iran and Hezbollah, want to wipe Israel off the face of the map!  Even so, let’s keep watching!

NB: the theme of UN’s Year 2017-18 is ‘Together for Peace, Dignity, Safety  & Respect For All’, as outlined in Three Prophetic Jigsaw Pieces.

Next, we include Paul’s later explanation as we check what it is we’re watching out for...

The Who, Why, When & What of Watching

Recent re-blogs’ references to one of eight possible eschatological scenarios, that of a pre-Tribulation Rapture, plus a theological blog’s discussion has prompted me to revisit and expand upon one of this blog’s earliest entries – ‘Why Watch?’ (as on the menu!). It’s now time to consider who, why, when and what are we 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…click to continue

Holy Fire coming in two phases

The following prophetic words brought by Chris Bennett add to the few posted on this blog of many in the public domain about a cleansing fire from the Lord, especially re Capstone Church. In reiterating the ‘wheat and tares’ parable it reinforces a vital theme I’ve written about for the past eight years that’s now coming ‘to the boil’!

Chris posted this on Facebook the same day as the astronomical alignment resembling the ‘great sign’ of Rev 12:1. However, he’d surmised that the event isn’t related to the scripture because preceding parts of that book have yet to be fulfilled (eg. chapter 11’s two witnesses). Also, bear in mind pastor John Kilpatrick had a prompting that event may be a breakthrough for other ‘signs’.

Chris writes:

‘This follows my recent word about burning up the dross.

‘A long time ago, in 1904, Holy Spirit fire swept through the UK starting in Loughor, South Wales. It was led by one Evan Roberts, and that fire spread throughout the world including a house on Azusa Street, Los Angeles, under the leadership of William J Seymour. Millions came to salvation through these revivals and the off-shoots all around the world, and everyone is now waiting for the same sort of thing happening today.

‘The Lord will bring fire once again to His church and to the world. We know this much already because it’s been prophesied for decades if not centuries. The ‘signs of the times’ that Jesus and later Paul spoke about are almost universally accepted as being upon us. Earthquakes, floods, fires, storms – we’re just missing that few moments of stillness when the ‘still small voice’ of the Lord will be heard.

‘Actually, that still small voice IS being heard! I hear Him say,

“I am sending My fire once more. I am sending My fire in TWO PHASES!” (Note this is not to be confused with the three waves I wrote about recently.) “These two phases are first on the church, and second on the world. My Word speaks about judgement beginning in the church. The fire I am sending is NOT JUDGEMENT, rather it is the clean-up, the separation of wheat and tares. This will cause the church to DIVIDE, to split, because of the GREAT FALLING AWAY spoken of in My Word!” (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

“The FIRST PHASE of this Holy Spirit Fire will be upon the Church.” The Lord continued. “The SECOND PHASE will be upon the world and will come as A WORLD WIDE REVIVAL. So much has been prophesied about this. Many are seeking more of that which came in past years – like in Wales and in Azusa Street, but have I not said, ‘do not look back’. Look what became of Lots wife! Have I not said in My Word, ‘Behold I am doing a new thing, do you not see it?’ – (Isaiah 43:19)

“For Behold”, says the Lord, “I will do a new thing again when I send My Holy Spirit Fire upon you once more. This coming FIRE OF GOD will mark My people for ever and will separate them. I have called My people to be separate from the world – IN the world but not OF the world. As with Paul’s jailer and Cornelius, whole families, whole clans and tribes, will be swept into My Kingdom because of the actions or healing of one key person. THIS COMING REVIVAL WILL BE KNOWN AND REFERRED TO AS THE ‘FIRE REVIVAL’, where hundreds, even thousands at a time will come running to the Mercy Seat at stadium events like those visualised by My Servant Paul Cain.“

“LISTEN TO ME! This coming revival WILL BE LIKE NO OTHER BEFORE IT.!” says the Lord of Hosts. AMEN?’

Selah! Let be so Lord!

[Graphic credit: World In Fire by Danilo Rizzuti, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]