Prophecies fulfilled cont’d: Halleluia 1 of 2 – HUGE WIN 12 years on for medics praying for the sick!

In my very first email of 9 February 2009 The Endgame is now in Play circulated to a few friends and church leaders and about which I’ve blogged on several occasions, I refer to looking up Matthew 13’s parable of the wheat and tares only to hear “This is ALL about to be fulfilled!”   

The remainder, however, hasn’t been covered until now. Remember this was 12 years ago and it reads:

‘Have you studied or read/heard/given any teaching on this topic lately? So, let’s watch closely what’s happening here and globally. When I’m by a news stand it’s noticeable that the Daily Telegraph is the only paper to headline matters of Christian concern – several within a fortnight recently. Eg. on 6 Feb it broke the news of Nurse Caroline Petrie’s suspension for offering to pray for a patient with front page headline NHS staff face sack if they discuss religion. (Daily Mail often supports Christians.)

We took exception to this and wrote to N.Somerset PCT saying we were glad their policy wasn’t in effect 3 years ago when Nina was fighting for her life! (I explained it was only because the night-duty nurse prayed that her throat immediately opened and she became peaceful, as shown on her monitor’s read-out.) So, we’re pleased to learn Caroline has been allowed to return to work, but I’m challenging the PCT’s ‘equality’ stance.

However, this is just one instance of the growing persecution of believers, principally through a policy supposedly promoting toleration but that’s now a tyrannical tool of intolerance – Equality & Diversity. There are other powers of suppression. Even the previous director of MI5 warns about UK sleep-walking into a police state (‘Abject nonsense’ responded a gov’t minister who lives on another planet). Rampant lawlessness now exists not only in society but also within legal authorities – laws not approved by Parliament – ‘snoop and snitch’ culture – correction punished and evil behaviour rewarded – ID cards and routine interception of email and phones – etc etc. Clearly, Banking isn’t the only thoroughly corrupt UK institution.

Let us, however, keep our eyes fixed on Jesus as we await the blessed hope of His glorious appearing. May the Lord bless you and keep you and yours,’

TWELVE YEARS LATER

NOW, Christian Concern brings a DOUBLE DOSE of welcome news, first as in these extracts:

After launching this blog I published my dear wife’s full testimony along with evidence in From ‘Disabled’ to Enabled – Jesus heals Nina’s spine.

Invisible chains fall off – freed at last from satan!

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 to…

Burn what you’ve collected – NOW!”

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

Bible’s Author shows me ex-New Agers’ testimonies

The Father has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in Whom we have our redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. [St Paul’s letter to the Colossians 1:13-14, Amplified Bible.]

To continue my testimony upon my 33rd spiritual birthday:

As well as checking out Christians’ claims of hearing God direct and getting astounding personal evidence for that, I wanted to know lots more not only about Him, but also and especially to follow-up on the personally revelatory scriptures about false teachers.

In my great wariness of religious folk I’d assumed none would be able to comprehend my story because they’d be ignorant about those things. Doubtless, none would have been through my kind of bad, meditative ‘trips’ – or so I thought!

But direct help was again at hand from the Bible’s Author…Yet first, there’s one little-suspected aspect of His character that amazingly revealed a very personal thought and thus confirmed He knows all about me. Here’s what had happened many years earlier.: Continue reading

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. 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.]

IN CELEBRATING MY SPIRITUAL BIRTHDAY I THANK GOD FOR MY EARTHLY AND ETERNAL LIVES

Lord, help me love everyone,even wrongdoers, with Your awesome, gracious undying love

Life-changing as my ‘rescue’ was in that dream-visitation on 14th September 33 years ago, I did not want to rush off to church. The event’s effect and 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 and my rescue

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

Quite some time was needed to gain a full understanding of that awesome visitation 33 years ago and being confronted by the absolute holiness of the Lord Jesus Christ. No wonder I was intensely convicted and suddenly knew personal judgement definitely IS TRUE!   As mentioned, I fully expected to take my last breath there and then and be dropped 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). Yet it took me 30 years for it to dawn upon me that when that happened I’d been given the first two pieces of an ‘invisible jigsaw’!!!

The First Advent was 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’ that heavenly visitor was indeed Jesus Christ himself, and that His impressive swift descent was a foretaste of His promised return in all His glory.

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

The validation referred to above came almost as unusually. On a healing retreat six years later, a minister told me God would show me something after lunch. Indeed He did for a lady whom I’d never met and was seated at my table confided after lunch that the Lord told her to show me something she greatly treasured.

It was a photo taken from an aircraft over a thunderstorm. When developed, the photo bore an image of Jesus Christ as though standing within the clouds. But the facial features were hazy; exactly like Jesus in my dream because I’d not seen His face!!  (I seem to recall hazy clouds at the foot of the image. This one shown is published by Bible Probe.)

My legs gave way upon seeing this photo as I couldn’t remain standing but had to drop down into a nearby chair! My companion, Yvonne, said I went so white she thought I was going to faint or fall. Continue reading

33 years ago in night-battle in the heavens Jesus swoops down on me…!!!

Upon awaking on 14th September 1989, I was UTTERLY happy to find I’m still alive after having had such a very 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 space. A dream so lucid that even four decades later it remains vividly etched within me. Here’s what happened (copied from original with comments in italics, pls bear with close-type as too much formatting code to revise).:

A HEAVENLY VISITOR

‘I am in my childhood home and standing in front of the very tall casement window in one corner of the lounge. I look up into the inky, dark night sky outside.
‘A small flotilla of large, wingless aircraft drifts slowly across from left to right at high altitude and I groan, “Oh…not that flying saucer nonsense. I must be dreaming!”
‘I’m sceptical about the existence of UFO’s, but now another ‘fleet’ of some sort appears from the right and heads towards the first.
(The dream now changes gear by going up a level from the usual mix of mental material to that of absolute lucidity…)
‘The ‘light goes on’! In my ‘knower’, I realise the first fleet is demonic and the second is masses of angels under the command of Jesus Christ. (I did not believe in them, and regarded Jesus as one of many world teachers. Here, I see no individuals but inwardly know the situation.)
‘I think I’m about to watch an amazing heavenly battle…but…OH NO! Somehow, I now know Jesus has espied me far down below and is coming down directly towards me!
‘All I see is a distant bright light very rapidly getting brighter and larger as it drops down to my location, just like an airliner approaching a runway to land at night.
‘Instantly, I realise my life has been one of sin that contrasts starkly against Jesus’ own holiness. Right away I realise what’s claimed about the Judgement is true – but mine is about to happen right now!
Beyond any doubt whatsoever I suddenly realise my involvement in the occult was most definitely wrong. Consequently, I deserve the undesirable abode!
‘Groaning “My number’s up!” I inwardly tremble in fearful knowledge I’m about to die at any moment. An invisible trapdoor I’m standing on will drop me straight into Hell.
‘Utmost mortal terror strikes! I dive under the drop-leaf table by the wall to the left of the window so I can hide from Jesus. But he knows I’m hiding there and swoops down straight through the wall on the other side of the corner window. He’s standing in the room and right beside the table!
‘Cowering below the table with my back turned towards him, I glance over my shoulder and see him from the knees down, his body and face out of sight above the table.
‘Most unexpectedly, somehow I have the courage to reach my hand out backwards to grab at the hem of Jesus’ robe…
‘As I tug, the event goes into yet another level of revelation regarding my childhood…Then I awake! Thoroughly alert, further sleep eludes me!’

The dream reminds me of an evocative small picture that strongly impressed me when a child – the return of Jesus Christ:

Later I understand that my terror had been ‘the fear of God’ brought by Holy Spirit’s convicting me of my personal wrongdoing and, thus, preparing me to receive God’s grace (ie. undeserved favour).

Also, what happened after reaching for Jesus, and which I’ve yet to tell, proves He’s so closely acquainted with my intimate thoughts when a boy. The dream’s conclusion shows He’s going to topple those childish concepts and replace them with a sure knowledge of His true identity.

“The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love” (Psalm 111). Mercifully, He plucked me from the domain of darkness to bring me into His own kingdom and receive its blessings. I deserved none of that. Truly, Amazing Grace – how awesome and wonderful..!

As a result of the most remarkable dream I’d ever had, I was left with no choice but to seriously reconsider all my New Age and occult notions. Meditational and mystical exercises had resulted in my having some unusual, ‘psychic’ dreams, but none whatsoever like this one.

The only one remotely similar was that of being in an ‘altered’ state of consciousness known as ‘nirvana’, or bliss, but where I’d been taken behind its alluring golden light. Sheer ecstasy turned to abject terror as the light I was in got swept aside like a curtain being removed to reveal a hideous, devouring beast of utter blackness approaching me – far, far worse than any nightmare!

I wasn’t into drugs but was ignorant of the scripture ‘satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light‘ (2 Cor 11:14). Upon reading that verse years later, I realised its truth had been dramatically demonstrated to me as a non-Christian!

But in this new dream my terrifying fear had been overcome by Jesus Christ Himself and His wonderful mercy and love. He ‘arrested’ me in my sin only to rescue me from falling into the pit of Hell.

In this stunning night the Truth I’d been searching for since a teenager turned up in Person – thank You Lord. And lots more Truth was to come as I began to open the door to His Good News!

Moreover, this amazing encounter was yet to be validated on three occasions!!!

So, if you don’t yet know Jesus Christ and have a personal relationship with Him, you may wish to know more and consider this vital matter at Do You Know Jesus?

33 years ago tonight I shut the door to the Good News and nearly died dropping into Hell…But God…

‘Twas a fateful day written in my destiny – perhaps in heaven too?

On the evening of 13th September 1989 a young man, barely an adult, came to visit and chat – but I ended up discretely disagreeing!

I didn’t know a false gospel had lured me to the Devil’s Door around the time Peter was born 21 years earlier – thus half my age. However, I was to discover it wasn’t a normal door but a trapdoor about to be sprung – with me standing on it!!

In abject terror I groaned “My number’s up!” because I’d unexpectedly and suddenly come to the end of my life!

What’s more, I was absolutely terrified to realise hell really is below me and that I’d be heading down there – even though I didn’t believe in it! I was wrong – so badly, badly wrong!!

Being anti-Christian had been a grave mistake – but it was now far too late!  Yet I’m now able to tell this true story purely for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.

How did I get there you may ask. And, how on earth did I get out of it? Continue reading

Searching for ‘Truth’ leads me into captivity

A reprise from 2013 for background to my upcoming prayer for my contemporary, the then heir to the throne: Charles the Prince of Wales:

Me 1962

1962, age 14 years, at my Aunt Jenny’s house in Leicester

The intellectual freedom of higher education in the ‘swinging 60’s’ enabled me to break loose from the values of my parents and their generation. Even so, I recognised their values had enabled them to come through the destruction and deprivation of the Great Depression, World War and post-war Britain austerity with great fortitude.

As outlined in “You Shouldn’t Be At Our School!”, a formative influence upon a child of the post-war ‘baby boom’ was the disharmony and hypocrisy between churches. In my mind it tarred all Christians with the same brush and badly reflected upon the God they believed in.

Nevertheless, when a child I’d once thought it must have been awesome to have been around Jesus and seen everything He said and did.

Also, two verses from Sunday Mass got embedded into my brain and, although buried in the unconscious, they never got overwritten. One was of Jesus telling his disciples they’d do even greater works than He was doing! The other was by someone who’d been with Jesus, and who surmised: If everything He’d done was written down there wouldn’t be enough room in the world to contain the books! [John 14:12 and closing sentence of that Gospel.]

In view of that eye-witness account and churches’ misrepresentation of their founder, I became convinced a lot of what he’d taught had been lost, or even suppressed, by the early church. Continue reading

“God gave us – so graciously – the most wonderful example of a Christian life and death” – Archbishop Welby

Read the remainder somewhere in https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/queen-elizabeth-ii-1926-2022/ – sorry link won’t copy from phone screenshot

Contemporary Jewish records of Jesus

Here’s the second of Tim Shey’s comments upon What Does Jesus Look Like? – and note our chat on the previous post:

Richard: This is a really beautiful and uplifting story about a small child seeing Jesus. Colton seeing Jesus reminds me of:

  • Psalm 8:2: “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.”
  • Matthew 11:25: At that time Jesus answered and said,  “I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.”
  • I Corinthians 1:27: “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.”

[I respond re. Colton “Yes Tim, and it wasn’t Colton alone but also the child-prodigy Akian who painted Jesus’ portrait.”  – What is also interesting is that Kenneth Hagin describes Jesus EXACTLY as Akiane Kramarik paints him. I read a few books by Kenneth Hagin years ago. Hagin was sitting on this bed reading the Bible when Jesus walked into the room. Hagin describes Jesus as around 5’11” or 6′, very muscular, dark hair and olive skin color.]

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THE ARCHKO VOLUME – Historical Evidence for Jesus Christ

The full title: THE ARCHKO VOLUME OR, THE ARCHEOLOGICAL WRITINGS OF THE SANHEDREN AND TALMUDS OF THE JEWS [These are the official documents made in these courts in the days of Jesus Christ]. Translated by Drs. McIntosh and Twyman. [Previous post Pilate’s Report refers]

Here are some chapter headings: Continue reading

Pilate’s Report on the Arrest, Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus

Tim Shey’s comments upon What Does Jesus Look Like? warrant separate postings for readers’ information. Here’s the first from his blog; note appended comments and links.

The Road

the-archko-volume

Valleus’s Notes.–‘Acta Pilati’

Pilate’s Report:

(excerpts)

To Tiberias Caesar, Emperor of Rome.

“. . . Among the various rumors that came to my ears there was one in particular that attracted my attention. A young man, it was said, had appeared in Galilee preaching with a noble unction a new law in the name of the God that had sent him. At first I was apprehensive that his design was to stir up the people against the Romans, but my fears were soon dispelled. Jesus of Nazareth spoke rather as friend of the Romans than of the Jews. One day in passing by the place of Siloe, where there was a great concourse of people, I observed in the midst of the group a young man who was leaning against a tree, calmly addressing the multitude. I was told it was Jesus. This I could easily have suspected, so great…

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What does Jesus look like?

[First published 7 April 2012] Upon reading my brief review of Heaven Is For Real did you, too, not end up asking that question?

Whilst reading the book I was most interested in this simply because Jesus’ face had been out of sight during my encounter, as explained here (at 1st Validation). Also, I was aware of pictures of Jesus found in New Age circles but did not regard them as authentic, just stylistic like many religious paintings.

Can you imagine how deeply stunned Todd and Sonja Burpo were whilst driving with their two children to hear their 4 years-old boy suddenly say he’d heard angels and met Jesus Christ? Continue reading

Freed at last from satan – my chains fall off!

To celebrate our wedding anniversary today

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: Continue reading

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. 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.]

IN CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY TODAY I THANK GOD FOR MY EARTHLY AND EXTERNAL LIVES 

Lord, help me love everyone,even wrongdoers, with Your awesome, gracious undying love

Life-changing as my ‘rescue’ was in that dream-visitation on 14th September 32 years ago, I did not want to rush off to church. The event’s effect and 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 and my rescue

‘…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).

Continue reading

What a night 32 years ago: Jesus rescued me from dropping into Hell…

Upon awaking 32 years ago (14th September 1989), I was utterly happy to find I’m still alive after having had such a very 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

32 years ago tonight I shut the door to the Good News – then nearly died and went to Hell…

‘Twas a fateful day written in my destiny – perhaps in heaven too?

On the evening of 13th September 1989 a young man, barely an adult, came to visit and chat – but I ended up discretely disagreeing!

I didn’t know a false gospel had lured me to the Devil’s Door around the time Peter was born 21 years earlier, thus half my age. However, I was to discover it wasn’t a normal door but a trapdoor about to be sprung – with me standing on it!!

In abject terror I groaned “My number’s up!” because I’d unexpectedly and suddenly come to the end of my life!

What’s more, I was absolutely terrified to realise hell really is below me and that I’d be heading down there – even though I didn’t believe in it! I was wrong – so badly, badly wrong!!

Being anti-Christian had been a grave mistake – but it was now far too late!  Yet I’m now able to tell this true story purely for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.

How did I get there you may ask. And, how on earth did I get out of it? Continue reading

God-incidentally, a friend and my readers point to 2019 prophecy of a great humbling, then spiritual revival in Great Britain (GPS #66)

What A God-incidence! Upon closing my phone down for the night I discovered two unusual things pointing to a highly significant prophetic word.

First, I saw my Facebook hadn’t logged off and closed properly from earlier yesterday, and its home screen showed this item Geoffrey Pick had posted in the early evening on Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival (PR4UKR):

The Enemy Plans that Back-fire, Causes the Church to Explode in Growth
Christopher Wickland

’28 November 2019, Pastor Chris, of Living Word Church Network had received this prophecy. After recovering from the near-fatal cardiac arrest, he finally published it on 10 April 2020, writing on Facebook: “I knew when I received this word the enemy was angry. The plan of the enemy is to shut every church down. No more prayer, no warfare of praise, no glory to God.”

‘He added: “After chastisement, God will make the Church grow exponentially. The very weapon Satan used to destroy the Church will be the very thing that causes the Church to explode in growth.”

I recalled having been in touch with Christopher and blogged on 7th May 2020 about his appearance on BBC’s ‘Close Calls on Camera’ with Nick Knowles, in my asking Was Pastor’s Fatal Heart Attack to Prevent God’s Warning to Britain and Apostate Church?

Inwardly impressed to consider featuring this blog’s copy of that prophetic word on its home page, I then dipped into Richard’s Watch and did something I only occasionally do – and along came my second discovery!

I checked the listing of Popular Posts and espied that actual post sitting right at the top!  For some reason, visitors to this blog had already searched and seen that post! (Geoff hadn’t provided any link from PR4UKR.) 

The prophecy was received at a time of unprecedented political upheaval, not only in  UK but also globally as Covid 19 was soon released in China and became a pandemic with catastrophic effects upon every area of human life and society. Also, the day before publishing news had come of Britain’s humiliation internationally, as well as scientifically. Hence inclusion of this prophecy in the catalogue of fulfilled prophecies or those coming to pass (Footnotes refer – NB. recent news to come on that individual charlatan).

HERE’s a full transcript of Christopher’s original audio by Carolyn Stewart:

“I just want to share this prophetic word. I was looking through my phone and I found this. (The current date is..we are in April 2020). And as I was looking through my phone of prophecies I found this one called ‘The Humbling of Great Britain’, which I’d never put out before. I completely forgot about it. So I think in the light of what’s going on at the moment, it is very relevant. It is a warning, but it is also an encouragement of what God is doing in our land. I thought I should release this now.

“As I said, this was given in November 2019. This was just before I died as well, so it is quite a significant prophecy. And as I said, I’d forgotten all about it. I just found it on my phone, but I feel it’s important to release it, so I’ll leave it with you. Please listen, please enjoy, please be blessed, and please spread it around as well.”

THE HUMBLING OF GREAT BRITAIN (November 2019)

“I will have the people in this land in derision”, says the Lord. “I will pour out my Spirit on this land, and those people that have called to come together to conspire, to tear down My ways and My precepts and My ordinances from this land – this green and pleasant land. Mark My words: I will have them in derision. I am in the heavens and I laugh at their futility, at the things that they’re attempting to do, to close Me off and shut Me off from My own creation and so close down and shut down My people. For that is their ultimate aim. They want Me and every trace of Me eradicated from the land and from education and from every part of this society.

But mark My words; I have plans to prosper this country, and I will bring to shame the wise. I will shame those who have so loftily held their head up – their stiff-necked heads that have said, ‘We will bring our ways! We will bring in our precepts and ordinances in this land, and we will eradicate God, and we will take Him off his throne. And we shall destroy His church.  But not so!

“Sadly, My own Church has failed to see how impoverished and how weakened she has become. She is literally now a remnant in this country. Yet I will do great things with a remnant. Yet when it was I can take three hundred foot-soldiers with Gideon and I can do a great deliverance, and I will do the same also in this land. I will take this small remnant of a Church that is left – those Christians that genuinely acknowledge Me as their Lord and Saviour – and will not bow the knee to Baal and to all his false practices and customs in respect to the laws that are now passing in this land.

Mark My words, punishment will come for the sins that have covered this land. But the punishment, as I always punished Israel in times past, was so that it may bring them to repentance and may bring healing to their land; that when the people are humbled they would pray to me and I would turn in My mercy, I would forgive them their sins and I would then heal their land. I am going to bring punishment to this nation – a time of humbling – but this punishment is not to destroy this nation. This punishment is to humble her and to chastise her, that she may repent of her wicked ways and turn back to Me.

“There will not be many nations in the days ahead that will be permitted to have what this nation will be permitted. You will have a grace and a favour upon you which many other nations will not be given because I have plans and purposes for this country. And even though My own people have been faithless harlots towards Me, know this; that your faithlessness will only go to prove My faithfulness. I will be faithful to My Covenant and to My Word, and I will bring about My ways and My means for this country, and I will pour out My Spirit. And I will bring Revival, but it will not be like any revival that has been before. It will be uncontainable; it will be uncontrollable; and the world will HATE it because it will be so strong and it will be so powerful that they cannot ignore it.

“In times past they’ve been able to turn a blind eye to the things of My Spirit, but in these days everyone will know about it, everybody will know about it. And the same sun that melts the ice also hardens the clay, and men will just drop into two distinct camps: those that love Me and those that absolutely hate Me. This is why in many respects these days are dangerous days, because it will polarize people, in ways stronger than they are now; but you will know the righteous and you will know the evil.

But mark My words, I will do something wonderful with this country; I will restore law and order to this country. This country has become lawless and it has no more order to it. And your Houses of Parliament are an example of the state of your nation, of the division of your nation, of the complexities of your nation. The wickedness and the hardness of heart and the blindness and arrogance of your nation are all set to display, for all the world to see in your own Houses of Parliament. But I am going to do a new thing. And many men will lay down their crowns and place down their swords before Me and repent and give their lives to me. And many powerful men and women who vehemently hate My name, will come to know Me and love My name.

“And some Christians might go, ‘Why, why Lord did you save them? They’re the ones who brought such depravity to our nation. Why did you allow it?’  Because that’s My grace, that’s My mercy, and the very ones that brought in those laws, I will turn into trophies of grace to make the enemy despised in his own camp, for I will make those who passed those wicked laws be the ones that undo them, for they will reveal the secrets and the dark intent and heart of sinful wicked flesh. And the world or this country at least, will look on in horror at the things that they’ve released and allowed in this country, and they will be rescinded and retracted.

“My people, you need to do this: you need to be spending these hours – because it is only hours – you need to be spending these hours in prayer; you need to be spending these hours on your knees; you need to be spending this time in the Word, learning from Me, learning from My Spirit and I will teach you many wonderful things. But this is the time, because there are many bridesmaids out there that do not have enough oil in their lamp and you need to get it in your lamp. No-one can part-exchange their life of intimacy with Me to those that have no intimacy with Me. This is your chance; now is the time to do it, for in the humbling that’s coming – this wind of change that’s going to blow through this land – it’s going to be a difficult time for this nation. It will not be a long time, but the depth of the punishment that will come will be severe, even though it will only be for a short time. It was like when I said to King David, “You can have three years of this, three months of that, or three days of the other”.

“This will be a short punishment but it will be a deep punishment; a deep chastisement to this nation. And I will humble this nation and I will turn her around. And many who are your enemies in these days will become your friends and neighbours in the days to come.

“So be prepared, be encouraged but be warned; this is not going to be an easy day that is coming, it is going to be a difficult day, a difficult time for this nation. Many Christians will cry out, ‘Why did I allow such things to come to this nation?’ But in part, everyone in this nation is responsible for the punishments that are coming.

“There is much worldliness in My Body, much worldliness in My Church, much worldliness in the mindset of Christians, much worldliness in the teachings of the Church! And the teachings of the Church have lost their anchor. They have apostasised; they have become an apostate church, in that they’ve drifted away from the truth of scripture and have chosen to allow the doctrines of men to infiltrate the teachings of the Church. The sacred scriptures should never be changed, never diluted, never touched, never altered, for they sacred and they are from the throne room of heaven itself. How dare man place his DNA and his ideas over that which is heavenly and beyond?

“So take heart to these words and this warning. Be blessed, be encouraged and get ready, for the time is now when the humbling must begin. And it will be short but long. It will be a short period of time but it will feel like the longest period of time, for it will be very intense. And for a period of three years a time of great humbling will come upon this nation, and it will be a heavy three years, a very difficult three years.

“But then things will change, things will turn, and you will go from Winter to Spring, Spring to Summer, Summer into Harvest time.”

Footnotes (May 2020):
  • Epidemiologist behind highly-cited coronavirus model drastically downgrades projection (26 March 2020)
  • Govt’ scientist resigns after breaking lockdown rules to meet married lover (5 May)
  • Britain criticised around the world for ‘complacent’ and ‘calamitous’ coronavirus response (6 May)
  • Despite Ferguson fiasco No 10 about to make its second major blunder (7 May) viz:

    ‘The biggest political con in modern history has descended into farce. Professor McLockdown, has choked on his own junk science, resigning from Sage after the Telegraph exposed that he flouted the very mass house arrest he advocated for everyone else. But his defence – that he broke the rules because he had already caught the virus and recovered from it – is even more revelatory; turns out Britain’s most influential epidemiologist believes that not only can you gain immunity from Covid-19, but that this should release you from lockdown.

    ‘If No 10’s response to coronavirus was really based on “following the science”, of course, these new details about Prof Ferguson’s view might be a game-changer, prompting, at the very least, Downing Street discussions of how to rapidly loosen the rules for those who have had the virus. Like with all good farces, though, the most absurd is yet to come. Incredibly, Downing Street shows little sign of learning from the Ferguson Chapter. And, astonishingly, once again, “the science” is being compromised by political hysteria – a scandal that continues to be barely scrutinised.

    ‘But before we get to the meat, let us briefly chew over the cautionary tale that can be cleaved from the career of Prof Ferguson. He has a track record of making wildly inaccurate projections, for example that BSE would kill 150,000 people (the real figure was fewer than 200)…’

Thank you for reading.

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

Update on “Brace yourselves…” – God’s glory IS turning up AND fulfills a Luke 4:18 prophecy!!

Further to last Thursday’s triplet of postings centred around the Holy Spirit’s changing Lillian Brown’s message to say instead “Brace yourself…the return of the Lord is sooner than you think!” I got some muddled disagreement over that on Facebook. 

I’ve occasionally encountered opposition over some postings – thereby indicating they are of particular significance, which then gets quickly confirmed within a day or two that my action was definitely on the right track. On this occasion I soon received the following from the leader of Catch The Fire in Toronto:

GOD  IS  CRASHING  OUR  CHURCH  MEETINGS
By Steve Long

But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way. (NIV)
Let all things be done decently and in order. (NKJV)
Doing all things in a beautiful and orderly way. (Passion)
1 Corinthians 14:40

Around the world, the Spirit of God is moving. There are signs within Catch The Fire Partner churches that a fresh wave is here and it’s about to crash in on us again. Many other churches in other denominations and movements are experiencing similar things. God is showing up uniquely.

The ‘Luke 4:18’ Prophetic Word

Years ago, Paul Cain’s mother passed away on April 18th at 4:18 pm. (Paul was one of the key prophetic people whose ministry focused on revival.) Just before Viola died, she came out of her coma to give a prophetic blessing to her son and Mike Bickle (leader of International House of Prayer), who was also in the room.

The prophetic word was from Luke 4:18 related to the anointing.  “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.”

Fast-forward to April 2021. Chris Reed, who is about to minister at IHOP on the April 7-10th weekend, has a dream from the Lord. The dream says “When the prince has passed, 4:18 will begin.”

Chris shares this with the IHOP leadership to see if it meant anything to them. Daniel Lim, the CEO, knew of Paul Cain’s prophetic word about 4:18 and tied them together. On April 9th, while Chris was ministering at IHOP, Prince Philip of England passed away.

On Sunday, April 18th, 2021 the anointing from Luke 4:18 was seemingly freshly released around the world. It would appear that none of the churches experiencing this wave yet knew about the 4:18 word.

At Hope City Church, a Catch The Fire Partner church in Melbourne, Australia, the Spirit of God dramatically interrupted their Sunday meeting on April 18th.

Andrew McGrath, the senior leader, said, “As I stood up to preach, people fell out of their seats, unusual manifestations occurred. I had heard God say in the week leading to the 18th that I needed to start teaching on the glory, so I prepared to teach on Matthew 17 and the transfiguration. And it came. On the 18th, a spirit of prophecy flowed, and I felt I could prophesy over everyone with such ease. People have been delivered, and others were filled with the Spirit after the service in the cafe!”

God Is Moving In Catch The Fire Partners 

Since April 18, churches throughout the Catch The Fire Partners family have seen an increase in God’s movements.  At Catch The Fire Church in Auckland, New Zealand, gemstones appeared at the feet of many of the attendees. Pastor Stu Allan said that “The Spirit identified the evangelists in their congregation and marked them via these gems.”

At Catch The Fire Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, they are seeing the spontaneous weight of God’s glory, laughter and deliverances. Jacob Murphy says, “A few times, the preacher has moved WAY past their prepared notes into revelatory preaching.”

At Catch The Fire Church in Boulder, Colorado, the Holy Spirit is releasing spiritual sight. The seer gift is resulting in dreams, visions, and angelic activity, especially with children. Christie Owings shares, “We are experiencing God’s presence in tangible ways, and we are all filled with awe and wonder!”

At Catch The Fire Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, people who had formerly left the church angrily have come back with repentance and humility. They are also gaining a reputation as a place of inner healing and restoration.

At Horizon Church, a Catch The Fire Partner Church in Lorrainville, Quebec, they are seeing a measured increase in God’s presence. They have greater freedom and authority to release the anointing. Pastor Terry Caron says, “I feel we are entering into a new season of His glory.”

At Catch The Fire Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba,  they have, over the past three months,  felt a coming revival similar to the Welsh and Hebrides revivals. They’ve had a dramatic increase in angelic and spirit visitations and prophetic dreams. Pastor Ken Haslam says, “One of the words over us as a church right now is to prepare the way for the Lord.”

[NB]  At Catch The Fire Church in Toronto, Ontario, Lillian Brown was preaching on the topic of end-time glory, when the glory came and she just couldn’t continue to preach ! Toronto is in lockdown and the few others in the room were on their faces under the weight of what was happening.

All of these churches, plus many others, have seen this increase in the presence of God since April 18th, 2021.

What Is An Encounter With God? 

Many of the Catch The Fire Partner churches around the world share the same vision statement; To Encounter God’s Transforming Presence. We believe that God is to be experienced, not just talked about. When the Bible says to know Father God it isn’t talking about information and facts, rather it is referring to tangible experiences.

Every significant personality the Bible talks about had experiences with God. Enoch walked with God, Moses talked to God face to face, David had God’s heart, Paul met Jesus on a road, the twelve disciples all had God moments.

Revival and A History Of Critics

When God shows up, not everyone likes it. I’m not talking about people outside the church. There are some followers of Jesus who don’t like what their church now looks like.

In 1994, Catch The Fire Church in Toronto (then known as Toronto Airport Vineyard Christian Fellowship) had about 300 attendees on a Sunday. They were a growing congregation experiencing God moving occasionally via healings, some people being slain in the spirit, some people crying. People were okay with occasional occurrences, but when it was almost everyone was having tangible experiences, it frightened and confused people. Many left.

It wasn’t until September 1994 that we were able to double the size of our meeting space by leasing an empty warehouse in the industrial plaza where we were located. We told all the international guests to go to the overflow and watch the Sunday meeting from there while our church family met. Shockingly, there were only 100 people left in the church meetings. 200 attendees didn’t like the crowds, didn’t like the manifestations, didn’t like the long meetings, didn’t like something and left.

Bill Johnson tells the same story. When he pushed in for more of the Spirit at Bethel, in Redding, California, and when the Spirit came; people left. In his case 2/3rds of the church family left as they didn’t like the way that Bill and Benni were allowing the Spirit of God to operate.

The critics of what happens when the Spirit moves, often refer to the verse at the start of this blog. They say, “1 Corinthians 14:40 says that things need to be done decently and in order.” They feel that leaders aren’t leading the way they should be.

But what is the criteria? What does decently and in order mean?

As we read 1 Corinthians, we see many corrections that Paul is making for this church, and for us today. He gave protocols for how we take part in remembering the body and blood of Jesus. He talked about eating meat offered to idols. He spent two chapters talking about how prophecy and tongues fit into a church gathering.

Look at Paul’s conclusion on how church meetings are to be conducted.

Following The Spirit and Scripture

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy and do not forbid speaking in tongues. But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.  1 Corinthians 14:39-40 NIV

Paul says that the supernatural is to be pushed into rather than being limited. We are to be expecting that the prophetic will happen each meeting (in our small groups and large gatherings). When people have prophetic words via tongues, we give room for them to be shared and we listen.

Perhaps because our church in Toronto started out as a Vineyard church, I lean on the wisdom of John Wimber who was the founder of this brand of church. He was very used to people not liking how the Spirit of God was manifesting at his church in Anaheim, California, or in his international travelling ministry.

I remember Wimber in Toronto speaking at a pastor’s gathering with several hundred leaders from our city. The question was asked by someone who didn’t like our “brand” of Toronto blessing meetings. “What I see at these meetings is not decent and in order.” He quoted 1 Corinthians 14:40.

John Wimber in his wisdom asked the pastor. “Do you allow the prophets to speak every Sunday? Do you let people sing and speak in tongues during worship?” The Toronto pastor answered “No.”

John Wimber then said something like this. “The verse you quoted starts out with Do Everything. Because you haven’t started obeying that part of the verse, you have no right to criticize me or John Arnott. We are attempting to do everything. We are seeking to lead decently and in order but you can only do that after you start Doing Everything.”

Wow. What an answer.

I remember how pastored and fathered I was as a new leader at Catch The Fire Toronto. I remember that my spirit jumped and encouraged me to push for more of the Spirit, rather than holding back.

When God Comes To Your Church 

John Wimber was also famous for asking another question of pastors. “How do you know that God attended your meeting last Sunday?” He was looking for tangible evidence that God was in the room doing things that only God can do.

Anyone can speak a great sermon. You don’t need to be a follower of Jesus to do that. Anyone can say a nice-sounding prayer. Anyone can sing a song backed by a great band of musicians. None of these are evidence that God showed up to your church.

So how do we measure God being in the room? 

By experiences that people have. By an accurate prophetic word or words of knowledge. By a dramatic healings and miracles. By testimonies of changed lives. By seeing demons leave people. By favour coming on people and giving them promotions and opportunities. By healing the emotions of troubled people. By raising people from the dead, and more than we can even imagine.

As we see more evidence that the Spirit of God is visiting the Catch The Fire Partners churches around the world, let’s all push in for more. Let’s celebrate when Lillian Brown can’t finish her talk. Let’s celebrate when gemstones show up, feathers float down from the rafters, people shake for an hour, and experience God is ways that we couldn’t have imagined.

It means Father God is in the room, and that is always a good thing! Let’s start by doing everything!

RB’s Footnote:

Nina and I have very fond memories of our times in Toronto, especially her awesome healing when John Arnott heard the Lord telling him ignore his message as He wanted to do some healing. So visit Catch The Fire, read their take on prophecy and politics.

When I started to wake up…then Trump WON….Deceived no more!

I love these type of KARENS!!! I’ve never done a post like this before, but something inside me…said…let this woman be heard. It was her last sentence that did it. This entire story is from a person named Karen, who posted it in the comment section on the blog post, “Sidney Powell – We are not going to be intimidated” […]

WHEN I STARTED TO WAKE UP…THEN TRUMP WON….DECEIVED NO MORE!