Freed at last from satan – my chains fall off!

To celebrate our wedding anniversary today and my birthday yesterday

Months after that night of destiny in 1989 I trashed my occult and New Age books, yet I kept some items that were very significant to membership in those occult brotherhoods. But very soon, troubles brewed up within my relationships. And they got worse, and worse. So I asked for prayer help and gathered all those remaining things, such as ritualistic items and pictures. Right at the peak of my trouble I heard an almost audible voice instruct me,

Burn what you’ve collected – NOW!”

Never, ever, would I have believed what was to happen next:

Out in the backyard I piled those membership items onto an area of gravel and, putting a match to them, I sincerely repented.

Fanning the flames, I apologised deeply to God for all my past rebellious, sinful activity and specifically renounced satan and all evil connected with those occult associations.

As I asked God to forgive me, heavy invisible shackles suddenly dropped off my wrists!

I felt, and was, free, completely free – exactly as is jubilantly sung in Charles Wesley’s great hymn And Can It Be? 

WOW, from despair to jubilation within a split second!  What utter freedom!  Praise Him!

That hymn’s lyrics present the simple yet sublime salvation found in our Father’s good news about Jesus.

How aptly the third verse describes my personal situation and what had just happened – my wonderful liberation from invisible bondage to satan.:

1. And can it be that I should gain
An int’rest in the Saviour’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued?

Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God shouldst die for me?

2. He left His Father’s throne above,
So free, so infinite His grace!
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race!

‘Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For, O my God, it found out me.

3. Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night.
Thine eye diffused a quick’ning ray:
I woke the dungeon flamed with light!

My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

4. No condemnation now I dread:
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine!
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,

Bold I approach th’ eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

If you’re unfamiliar with Charles Wesley brother of the renowned evangelical founder of Methodism, John Wesley, read here about his equally famous influence as author of many well-known hymns; eg. Love Divine, all love’s excelling, Hark the herald angels…

Listen to one of the greatest hymns as broadcast some years ago in Songs of Praise,   thanks to Fabio Ramsay.:

I will rejoice in the Lord, I will exult in the victorious God of my salvation! (Hab 3:1)

To read my testimony in full go to Jesus Freed Me!  There, you’ll find an overview of my background, two life-changing divine appointments and how the Lord began to instruct me…all to HIS glory. May you be mightily blessed upon following the links therein…

I remain, your brother in Christ

Richard

The Bible’s Author opens it to answer my ‘newbie’ questions

Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus,For I always pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him by having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones), and [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when raising Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places], far above all rule and authority and power dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come…. [Eph1:17-21, Amplified Bible – v17 is today’s Keep Praying & Bless decree: ‘I Am the Giver of All Revelation’. We decree that the blindness be removed from the eyes of all the peoples of this land so they may see Jesus Christ is Lord.]

Awesome as my ‘rescue’ was, the dream-visitation of 31 years ago yesterday did not make me want to rush off to church. Its effect and the ramifications upon my philosophy of life needed careful consideration. For example, I needed to check out widespread claims of the Bible having been compiled and modified by Church councils in the 4th Century after Christ, as well as learn about its history from authoritative sources. [Prof F.F. Bruce’s The Books and The Parchments (1991) was very helpful, especially about the ‘Muratorian Fragment’. Drawn up in late 2nd Century in the church at Rome, it lists practically all the canonical New Testament literature.]

So not only did I need to assess those personal implications, but also as possibly a new believer in Jesus Christ I wanted to find well-informed believers who take Him seriously. I soon did so, but then needed to put their claims of hearing direct from God to the test. After all, they believe we have a relationship with Him and so we have but to ask… Continue reading

Triple validation of Jesus’ night-time visitation

‘…but mercy (full of glad confidence) exults victoriously over judgement’ – James 2:13 (The Amplified Bible)

A little time was needed to gain a full understanding of that awesome visitation over 13-14th September ’89, when I got confronted by the absolute holiness of the Lord Jesus Christ in contrast to my personal sinful nature. No wonder I was intensely convicted and suddenly knew personal judgement definitely IS TRUE! So I fully expected to take my last breath there and then as an invisible trapdoor would open up in the floor and drop me down into Hell.

It was a few years until I heard that “mercy triumphs over judgement” – yes indeed it does and thank you for being so gracious to me my Lord. May it be similarly so for the multitudes who don’t yet know You.

That life-changing encounter used two personally intimate aspects of my life, unknown to any living soul, to grab my attention and thereby validate the experience as being real, not imaginaryEven more amazingly, both validations are directly related to the 1st and 2nd Advents!  Thus, they could not but enhance my interest in End-Times that had begun only a few years earlier when reading The Invisible Hand (as described herein).

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Jesus ‘arrested’ me to stop me dropping into Hell…

Upon awaking 31 years ago tomorrow (14th September 1989), I was so happy to find I’m still alive after having had a close call with death in the night!

The previous evening in Pangbourne, Berkshire, I’d firmly shut the door to hearing any more about God’s Good News! But that night had been spent at my childhood home at 212 E___ Rd, Stockport, Cheshire, to undergo a life-changing event.

In a most unusual dream I went back in time and place. A dream so lucid that even three decades later it remains vividly etched within me. Here’s what had happened (copied from original, explanatory comments in italics).: Continue reading

Vision of Rock of Christ emerging from rotten fabric of UK society – 2004

It’s good to get ‘space’ for mental and spiritual chilling in a rare ‘quiet’ period preparing for a long-needed break BUT I see not a few items brewing up!  They connect into the satanic strategy behind what I was blogging upon last week, the others show the Lord’s strategy of reviving old prophetic visions and words, indicated through His ‘GPS’  (global prophecy signals). Giving proper precedence to the latter, here’s the first item, as told in this extract from my email of 18 August 2011 to church friends and a few leaders:

COMMENTS UPON THE COLLAPSE OF SOCIETY

(A Word received by Revd Dr Sharon Stone)

Dear Friends,

Further to circulating a word received through Lance Lambert on the eve of the London Riots (see email 9 August) and Dr Sharon’s insights 12 August (original email and link n/a but amended Oct 2016), I was reminded Billy Graham’s grandson is coming to stir the youth of Britain in late September.

(HA! Only after having inserted that line to precede my comments written below, have I  just noticed its title, Will Graham Set to Rock the UK, alludes exactly to the climax of the event I’m writing about….)

Personally, I’m encouraged that this word (through Revd Dr Stone) confirms the gist of an open vision that came at the opening of worship at the start of a conference in St Albans in October 2004.

Before me I ‘saw’ a map of Britain surrounded by the sea, as though painted on rotten sacking – like old, wet coal-sacks I’d seen in my youth. It seemed the Lord was saying the fabric of our nation’s so rotten He could tear it apart easily. 

This ‘map’ then began to rip apart in the middle, from about the line of Hadian’s Wall down along the line of the Pennine chain to the Midlands, and I sensed the Lord say, “I’m going to put the backbone back in Britain”. (I recalled that the Pennines are known as the spine of England.)

But out of the tear arose a very long rock, which I understood as meaning the Lord would restore our strong, spiritual backbone when we stand upon Him, The Rock.

[Previously I’d noted, ‘Could the Lord be allowing increased persecutions here for the purpose of putting the spine back into Christians and making us stand up strongly?’… And Parliament has since been, and continues to be, thoroughly shaken and ripped open – do it to the media and elsewhere, Lord…Did you know that mounted, body-armoured police in Manchester interrogated a street preacher just because he was inviting people to an Easter service? Next, a hate-crimes unit visited him at home!!!]

It wasn’t so much the unexpected and unbidden nature of the event that startled me. It was because I thought I heard the Lord say that He would rip the nation apart as easily as an old sack because of its rotten nature!!  That troubled me for I considered such to be contrary to his loving nature. 

But NT scriptures do speak of judgement and He gives many repeated warnings of such impending action (eg. as given this month through Lance Lambert).  Yet, we must plead His remembrance of mercy and of Jesus’ sacrifice, through which comes the fullness of true blessing.  All rather a profound mystery.  Also, let’s not forget that the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD (Isaiah 11.2) were aspects of the Holy Spirit prophesied for the descendant of King David’s father Jesse: Jesus Christ. 

NB > the vision was soon offered to several church leaders for weighing, yet it evoked no response. However, upon our attending a prophecy school the next year (2005) at Bath, I submitted it to Dr Stone who immediately agreed its validity and called her ‘master-class’ to intercession!

2016 Confirmation: see Britain: Reformation Is Coming With Far Greater Glory.

2020 > LOL! LOL! LOL! Checking the links in this 9 years-old email still function I found Dr Sharon’s goes to The Elijah List AND shows in its Facebook ‘Like’ the name ‘Mabel Boyd’, who inspired me to republish this mini-series!!!  Wish I’d taken a ‘screen-shot’ as the name’s since changed upon my revisiting.

[Digital Globe by Cooldesign, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

Visions of spiritual ‘atomic bomb’ confirmed by Emma Stark

I don’t get time to watch video links that folks kindly send me, but this one is highly recommended. So I suggest allocating an hour to watch and consider will be time well spent.

We’re not, admittedly, fans of American shows, BUT this one’s important. It was brought to my attention by a reader and contributor to this blog, Dave Hood, but being extremely busy I got to hear the early minutes only whilst tapping on my keys. Others mentioned it and I chatted about the first speaker’s claims with members of the Prophetic Releasers Fbk group, and so I intended taking time out to watch. But a couple of days later I got spurred into making it a priority, and the way that was done can only be of the Lord..!

In video conference for those interested in a new Catch The Fire church planned for Farnborough, its leader Christopher Bird drew attention to a vision we’d both had, and his wife Rachel added that Emma Stark of Glasgow Prophetic Centre had also had a similar one – and then referred to that video I’d yet to watch!

In fact, what Emma witnessed was the second confirmation in chronological sequence of the original vision a pastor in Reading, Berkshire, had 30 years ago. 

2ND CONFIRMATION OF VISION

Initially, the video caught my attention when Tracy Cook began talking about a dream two months ago about the suspicious source of ‘Chinese Flu’ and the subsequent world-wide Shaking. (I stopped there and didn’t hear the remainder.)

At 31:20 min mark Sid Roth tasks Emma for more of her thoughts on what we can do about the spirit of fear associated with this crisis; but first she qualifies her reply:

“I think a new breed of church is going to emerge and it’s going to be a post-Pentecostal and a post-Charismatic church; it’s not going to look like any version of church that we would say should be our ‘go-to’ aim. In actual fact, we’re going to enter the days of the Church of Holy Power, and that’s what’s going to be established at the end of this Shaking.

“Last year I was on my face in Africa in prayer, and I heard a bomb going off in the spirit realm. (Elsewhere, she describes it as a ‘terrifyingly awesome sound.’)  You know, I grew up in Northern Ireland so I’m used to hearing bombs in the natural. But this was a bomb in the spirit realm, and I said to God, “What have You done?”

He said, “Watch!” and the spray of this heavenly-sent bomb covered the entire globe and the spray started to land on the flesh of men and it started to have an effect on their skin and their skin started to melt and I said to God, “What are You doing” and He said,

“I’m making sure that it is not about one man, it is not about one ministry. I’m making sure that it’s not about ego. I’m making sure that I’m going to shake people so that all that is fleshly in them disintegrates. And on the back of that I will re-fire My Church with Holy Power.”

“And so when we actually come back to regather, we’re going to find churches move in a greater demonstration of the power of God than ever had before, but we have to deal right now with this fear situation…”

Emma proceeded with practical ministry for everyone – which briefly affected her too. To learn more about what had happened in South Africa last May read chapter two of this free book: 

Click image for link to download and read free-of-charge

I now recall our first visit 6-7 years ago to the church pastor Bird had moved to, not too far from us. (Nina had witnessed the Birds’ prophetic gifting in action at a lady’s house group.) As worship started at that church I suddenly had an open vision of a huge flame of fire shoot out into the hall from above the small band. 

Some may recall Jigsaw Pieces Portray 27th June’s Significance in Prophecy in which I recount my own and pastor Bird’s experiences of a spiritual ‘atom bomb’, but didn’t have the finer details Emma brought. Here are those relevant ‘pieces’…

3RD CONFIRMATION (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!!

1ST CONFIRMATION (My vision and original)

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 (ie. in 1980s).

‘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 minister, that glory explosion won’t be localised but will affect the whole nation!  But I was yet to learn of Emma’s ‘bomb’…

2004 Open Vision of Rock of Christ tearing through rotten fabric of British society

Previously posted under title Comments Upon The Collapse of Society, this is to draw your attention to an open vision and word from the Lord that shocked me profoundly, and which appears in blue text below. That the vision is proving true is evident from all the upheavals and descent into degradation of recent years, but we are beginning to see changes pointing to a re-emergence of desperately needed Christian values.

NOW, satan’s strategy of lying through its unwitting stooges is exposed but it is time for ALL Christians to stand upon the Rock that is Christ and, for the good our of nations, to speak out against its hatred and lies, as will be provided in the next post!!

Extract from pre-blog email circulated on Thursday 18 August 2011
Subject: Comments upon Word received through Dr Sharon Stone

Dear Friends,  Further to circulating a word received through Lance Lambert on the eve of the London Riots (see email 9 August) and Dr Sharon’s insights 12 August (original email and link n/a but amended Oct 2016), I was reminded Billy Graham’s grandson is coming to stir the youth of Britain in late September.

(HA! Only after having inserted that line to precede my comments written below, have I  just noticed its title, Will Graham Set to Rock the UK, alludes exactly to the climax of the event I’m writing about….)

Personally, I’m encouraged that this word (through Revd Dr Stone) confirms the gist of an open vision that came at the opening of worship at the start of a conference in St Albans in October 2004.

Before me I ‘saw’ a map of Britain surrounded by the sea, as though painted on rotten sacking – like old, wet coal-sacks I saw in my youth. It seemed the Lord was saying the fabric of our nation’s so rotten He could tear it apart so easily. 

This ‘map’ then began to rip apart in the middle, from about the line of Hadian’s Wall down along the line of the Pennine chain to the Midlands, and I sensed the Lord say, “I’m going to put the backbone back in Britain”. (I recalled that the Pennines are known as the spine of England.)

But out of the tear arose a very long rock, which I understood as meaning the Lord would restore our strong, spiritual backbone when we stand upon Him, The Rock.

[Previously I’d noted, ‘Could the Lord be allowing increased persecutions here for the purpose of putting the spine back into Christians and making us stand up strongly?’… And Parliament has since been, and continues to be, thoroughly shaken and ripped open – do it to the media and elsewhere, Lord…Did you know that mounted, body-armoured police in Manchester interrogated a street preacher just because he was inviting people to an Easter service? Next, a hate-crimes unit visited him at home!!!]

It wasn’t so much the unexpected and unbidden nature of the event that startled me. It was because I thought I heard the Lord say that He would rip the nation apart as easily as an old sack because of its rotten nature!!  That troubled me for I considered such to be contrary to his loving nature. 

But NT scriptures do speak of judgement and He gives many repeated warnings of such impending action (eg. as given this month through Lance Lambert).  Yet, we must plead His remembrance of mercy and of Jesus’ sacrifice, through which comes the fullness of true blessing.  All rather a profound mystery.  Also, let’s not forget that the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD (Isaiah 11.2) were aspects of the Holy Spirit prophesied for the descendant of King David’s father Jesse: Jesus Christ. 

NB > the vision was subsequently offered to several church leaders for weighing yet without any response! However, upon our attending a prophecy school the next year at Bath, I submitted it to Dr Stone who immediately agreed its validity.

2016 Confirmation: see Britain: Reformation Is Coming With Far Greater Glory

Veronika West: the sands of time – supernatural acceleration

In just glancing over the following posted early this afternoon by Veronika, my spirit’s hit with excitement, doubtless because of my deep interest in Time and numbers, as retold in the intro to the republication of her visionary message of July 2019 for the year 2020:

“THE ANGELIC WATCHER OVER THE SANDS OF TIME, A GREATER GLORY AND A SUPERNATURAL ACCELERATION OVER THE GRAINS OF GOLD, THE SACRED WORDS WRITTEN UPON THE ANCIENT SCROLL WILL BE UNRAVELLED AND REVEALED”…!

Recently, I had a powerful spirit encounter that I feel led to share with you today..In this powerful visitation an Angel of the Lord appeared before me in a prayer meeting; the Angel did not speak but held in his hand a HUGE HOUR-GLASS, the sands within the glass looked like small grains of translucent GOLD and I knew immediately by looking at the grains I was seeing the GLORY OF THE LORD UPON AND WITHIN ‘TIME’…. and that each grain of TRANSLUCENT GOLD represented a grain of time gifted to the earth. Now as I looked at the gold grains falling, suddenly I saw a Whirlwind begin to form within the hour-glass and I watched as the winds of the Whirlwind caused the grains of gold within the hour-glass to be greatly stirred up….and like a mighty dust storm within the hour-glass the grains of gold filled the hour-glass, and a great swirling and whirling took place…,as I kept watching intently suddenly I noticed that the grains of sand within the glass seemed to be getting heavier and heavier, as more and more gold covered each grain…and so as I kept looking I saw that as the grains of sand got heavier and more radiant, so a DIVINE QUICKENING OVER THE SANDS OF TIME seemed to be taking place within the hour-glass and I watched as, the heavier the small grains of sand became, so the quicker the grains would fall…and I heard these words in the realm of the Spirit, “NOW A SUPERNATURAL ACCELERATION IS BEING RELEASED OVER THE SANDS OF TIME”

…and then I heard the Spirit of Revelation speak saying, “THE WHIRLWIND OF THE SEVEN SPIRITS BLOWS UPON THE SANDS OF TIME, WATCH AND PRAY, FOR NOW A GREATER WEIGHT OF MY GLORY COMES UPON TIME….TIME, TIME, A DIVINE ACCELERATION HAS COME UPON THE SANDS OF TIME”..!

As I heard those words I again inquired of the Lord concerning the Angel and the assignment of His Messenger and the Spirit of Revelation answered me saying, “BEHOLD, A WATCHER, WHO CARRIES THE HOUR-GLASS OF THE SANDS OF TIME AND THE SACRED SCROLL OF THE SEASONS OF THE EARTH”…, as I heard the Spirit speak suddenly I saw the ANGEL lift up the HOUR-GLASS…and with both hands he turned the hour-glass onto its side and suddenly the two glass bulbs of the hour-glass separated and a GOLDEN SCROLL appeared in his hands which unravelled before me, but as I looked at the scroll I saw that it was not made of paper but of thin GLASS which seemed to have WORDS/WRITINGS DEEPLY ENGRAVED UPON IT…I tried to read what was written upon the glass but my eyes could NOT SEE CLEARLY…I could only see through the GLASS DIMLY, but then suddenly I saw fragments of gold begin to fall upon the writings on the glass scroll and at that moment I realised, that I what I was seeing was the GRAINS OF SAND WHICH CARRIED THE GLORY THAT WAS WITHIN THE HOUR-GLASS…(THE GOLDEN SANDS OF TIME) WERE NOW FALLING UPON THE SACRED WORDS THAT WERE WRITTEN UPON THE GLASS SCROLL…and as the GOLD GRAINS FELL UPON THE GLASS SO THE WORDS WHICH WERE ENGRAVED WERE BEING ILLUMINATED,…

and then suddenly, I heard these words, “NO MORE DELAY, NO MORE DELAY…THE TIME OF THE END, FOR THE SEVEN SEALS SHALL BE BROKEN, WATCH AND PRAY FOR MY GLORY SHALL FALL UPON THE SACRED WORDS WRITTEN WITHIN THE ANCIENT SCROLL”… as I heard those words the sound of a trumpet blast filled the atmosphere and I saw the FACE OF A LION APPEAR UPON THE GLASS SCROLL and then I heard the sound of the LION ROAR AND THE GLASS SCROLL WAS SHATTERED AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD APPEARED BEFORE ME AGAIN HOLDING THE HOUR-GLASS AND I WATCHED AS THE GOLDEN SANDS OF TIME CONTINUED TO FALL, and then I saw the Whirlwind appear again within the hour glass and suddenly A RAINBOW APPEARED WITHIN THE WHIRLWIND, and as I looked at the Rainbow Whirlwind I saw the (7) Seven Eyes of the Seven Spirits and then I heard these words, “THE SEVEN EYES OF MY SEVEN SPIRITS WITHIN THE WHIRLWIND OF ELIJAH NOW MOVES UPON THE FACE OF THE NATIONS AND UPON THE HANDS OF TIME”.,!

PS: a little picture I drew to try and depict what I saw as the hour glass became a glass scroll in the hands of the Angelic Watcher.

RB’s Note:

The hour-glass turned onto its side, as sketched by Veronika, makes it the symbol for infinity!  Thus the Infinite realm of the Glory of God is tumbling into the sands of earth- Time. Also, it may indicate a time of birthing…

Triple validation of Jesus’ night-time visitation

A little time was needed to gain a fuller understanding of that awesome visitation – the absolute holiness of the Lord Jesus Christ in contrast to my personal sinful nature. No wonder I expected to die and was convicted of my sin!

That encounter used two very personal aspects of my life to grab my attention, thereby validating the experience as real, not an imaginary one. Even more amazingly, both validations are directly related to the 1st and 2nd Advents!  Thus, they couldn’t fail to enhance my interest in End-Times and which had been launched a few years earlier by The Invisible Hand (described here). Continue reading

30 years ago last night Jesus stopped me dropping into Hell

Upon awaking 30 years ago today (14th September 1989) I knew events in the early hours had been a landmark in my destiny.

The previous evening in Pangbourne,  Berks, I’d firmly shut the door to hearing any more about God’s Good News! But the night had been spent at my childhood home at 212 E___ Rd, Stockport, to undergo a life-changing event. Continue reading

Fulfilled Prophecy #13 cont’d: British MEPs turn their backs on EU’s pagan anthem

Not being online full-time I haven’t done a update for the weekend’s many items on deepening problems in the EU that are bringing its prophesied downfall. So I trust my readers have been keeping up with the news, of which this popped up today about the opening of the EU Parliament after recent elections of MEPs, of which the Brexit Party is the largest single party within that parliament!  Maybe that’s a benefit of not having left the EU as agreed on 29th March and thus having to take part in those elections?

Veronika West notes and prophesies:

‘ANOTHER POWERFUL PROPHETIC SIGN CONCERNING THE EU AND THE NATIONS THAT SHALL TURN THEIR BACKS ON THIS DEMONIC INSTITUTION IN THE DAYS AHEAD; “FOR EVEN AS BACKS ARE TURNING, SO ARE THE HEARTS OF MANY NATIONS BEING TURNED IN THIS HOUR, FOR A DIVINE SHIFTING AND TURNING, SHIFTING AND TURNING IS NOW TAKING PLACE”, says God.

‘I hear the Spirit say, “FOR I CANNOT LOOK UPON THAT WHICH IS UNHOLY AND DEFILED FOR I AM A HOLY AND RIGHTEOUS GOD. NOW WATCH! AS MY SPIRIT MOVES UPON THE NATIONS, FOR EVEN AS BACKS ARE TURNING SO SHALL HEARTS BEGIN TURNING BACK TO THAT WHICH IS HOLY AND UNDEFILED, WATCH! AS MY GOVERNMENTAL HAND MOVES IN THIS SEASON TO TURN THINGS UP-SIDE DOWN AND INSIDE-OUT, WATCH! AS A DIVINE REALIGNMENT AND A REORDERING OF THINGS BEGIN TO TAKE PLACE IN THIS NATION AND IN THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH, FOR A TIME OF DIVINE AND SUPERNATURAL TURNAROUND IS NOW COME UPON THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH”, says God.’

By the way, there’s this too:

Earlier #13 Posts:

Triple validation of the reality of my encounter with Jesus

APPENDIX TO PERSONAL TESTIMONY

A little time was needed to gain a fuller understanding of that awesome visitation – the absolute holiness of the Lord Jesus Christ in contrast to my personal sinful nature. No wonder I expected to die and was simultaneously convicted of my sin!

That encounter used two very personal aspects of my life to grab my attention, thereby validating the experience as real, not an imaginary one. Even more amazingly, both validations are directly related to the 1st and 2nd Advents!  Thus, they couldn’t fail to enhance my interest in End-Times and which had been launched a few years earlier by The Invisible Hand (described here).

The First Advent was the time when Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea about two thousand years ago. Hence, the four weeks leading into Christmas are designated within the church calendar as Advent, and which start the church year.

The Second Advent is coming soon and is expected to begin in the city of Jerusalem.

FIRST VALIDATION

I inwardly ‘knew’ the heavenly visitor was indeed Jesus, and that the impressive action was a foretaste of his promised return, when He will come in all His power and glory.

The event reminded me of my favourite picture in mother’s Missal, or service book of the Roman Mass.  This gave the content of every Sunday service throughout the year with a diagram symbolising the theme for each service.  As a boy keen on astronomy I’d been fascinated by the picture for First Sunday in Advent. This depicted Jesus standing on the clouds over a burning earth in the midst of sun, moon and falling stars, indicative of events before his Second Advent!

The confirmation referred to above came almost as unusually. On a healing retreat years later, a minister told me God would show me something after lunch. Indeed, after lunch a stranger who’d been seated at my table confided that the Lord told her to show me something she greatly treasured.

christinclouds-lrgIt was a photo taken, it was claimed, from an aircraft over a thunderstorm. When developed, the photo bore an image of Jesus Christ, as though standing within clouds. However, the facial features were hazy, not defined. It was exactly like Jesus in my dream because I’d not seen His face.  (I recall dark, hazy clouds at the foot of the image. This one is published by Bible Probe.)

Upon seeing this photo my legs gave way – I couldn’t stand but fell into a nearby chair! My companion said I went so white she thought I was going to faint or fall.

Yet, just how did a stranger know to show me this photo?  I’d not divulged such a personal dream – she simply said, “It’s the Lord’s doing”.

SECOND VALIDATION

I was puzzled over the closing element of the dream-event, that is:  upon my reaching towards Jesus’ feet to grasp his robe, it turned into the branch of a Christmas tree!  So, when I tugged, a Christmas tree toppled over and its fairy fell off and onto the floor.

Weird?  Not really, because that spot by the window was where the family Christmas tree used to be erected. It was a corner closely associated with Christmas.

As a devout Catholic, my mother had told me about Jesus from an early age. When I painted pictures I would put a blue stripe at the top of outdoor scenes to represent heaven, as children did. But I’d also draw a Christmas tree in heaven as being Jesus.

Why? Not only had I associated all the wonder of Christmas with his birthday but I also heard an actor  on TV mention his name whilst looking at a small fir-tree. So in my childish way I took the actor at his word and would draw Jesus as a Christmas tree.  Hence, the dream changed him to match that image.

At its close, therefore, the dream-event signified the time had come to put away not only childish misconceptions but also all false teachings and replace them with absolute truth – the one who is the Truth in person.

Truly, the most fantastic Christmas present ever – one that’s daily an ever-present encouragement and help in every time of need, no matter how dire. Thank you Lord.

These events started in 1989 and culminated in 1995 with its prime confirmation. Yet more was to come!  Sixteen years later upon revisiting this story for the purposes of this blog, I was surprised by a couple more insights that dropped unbidden into mind. One was tantalising: could the street number of my childhood home (212) possibly be significant in pointing toward the coming year? That is, to 2012!  

Could that notion be true?  Such musing would be confirmed in a fascinating numerical manner at 2012’s first Christian conference we were to attend…Upon our arrival at the venue I was curious about distance driven from home. The car’s odometer was ‘212’ miles!

THIRD VALIDATION

Once again, timing proves crucial in presenting another objective confirmation!  Again, had I not been writing about the visitation I would have missed the crucial linkage!

Whilst writing installments of My Journey Into Freedom (Sept-Oct 2013) I inserted a report on something pertinent that happened at that time in the USA, as recounted in the previous post. This came as a ‘new revelatory word’ from the Lord to Revd John Kilpatrick and began at 2:22am. This too, is very interesting on two counts. Numerically, because my birthday falls on a 22nd. Orally, because that word is directly relevant to my dream visitation in referring to the angelic host as well as in closing with Luke 21:28, namely:

“But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand.”

My mother’s Missal for the First Sunday of Advent is shown below and notice how the scripture on page 69 links into my personal visitation and what pastor John brought.

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[Note: originally published 12 December 2011 as ‘3 Validations Point to 2012-13: Part 3 of ‘Death or Destiny?’]