A prophetic word on the coming ‘bowls of the fury of God’

Now that Facebook can at last connect this blog’s Fb page with my previously unused personal profile, I’ve been pinning a few of its posts and hubs to its ‘wall’ or timeline by way of an intro’ to my writing upon Biblical and contemporary Christian prophecy.

Doing that reminded me of the difference between ancient and modern prophecy, which after due weighing and testing, provides a means of hearing from God before we arrive at the End-times foretold in scripture. Therefore, I mused upon when and how those two modes of hearing Him will converge in the run-up to the Millennium, when Jesus Christ returns bodily to reign and rule on earth. 

AND “Lo and Behold!” within a couple of days I get an email on that subject, as in preparing for things to come, which reads as follows: Continue reading

The Coming Davidic Messiah

This summation of the who, what and why of the up-coming Millennium is a valuable reminder of our goal as active Christians. Also, knowledge of the Kingdom as our inheritance is fundamental because our spiritual opponents claim ignorance of that fact dis-empowers believers (see Christian Inheritance & End-times Church for source.)

All Along the Watchtower

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

-Revelation 3:21

The Kingdom is woven into all the teachings of Christ. He taught us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come”. He taught that our good deeds on earth are seen by our Father in Heaven, and that He will reward us in the resurrection. He taught that His Kingdom is not of this world, and that this world is in darkness. Christ’s moral teaching is so sublime as to be unattainable by the flesh: it is the power of the Spirit, who is given to us as an earnest of the Kingdom, that makes us able to live as Christ did.

In our suffering, the resurrection is our comfort. The Kingdom is what we are striving for: even as we wait…

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7 years ago today: the Key To Foretelling The Future

Now, dear reader, let’s turn the dials in our imaginary time machine again. Set your watch back yet another 700-odd years – and discover how we can go forward from there!

This takes us to the time ancient Rome was founded and the first Olympic Games got under way in ancient  Greece.  Also, Assyria was poised to conquer the Middle East and become a mighty regional power.

A Hebrew prophet and student of geopolitics, Isaiah, could see conflict approaching and, sure enough, the northern kingdom of Israel, Samaria, fell to Assyria in 721BC. A couple of decades earlier, Isaiah had a profound vision of the glory of The Holy Lord of Heavenly Hosts within His temple (see 6th chapter of The Book of Isaiah).

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7 years ago today: Why I’m On The Lookout

Why? In short: I was told to watch – plus a spectacular event made it personal. Yet why do that? To answer this, and other questions, take a quick trip with me back in time.

Like scrolling page to page on pc, tablet or smartphone brings different images to your own virtual or cyber realm, use your mind’s eye to imagine yourself getting into a ‘time machine’. Are you sitting down? Then let’s go for a spin’… Continue reading

Update on End-times’ cashless society (Rev 13:16-18’s Mark of the Beast)

Noticed on this weekend’s World Watch Daily homepage display (the other headline on US Supreme Justice Kavanaugh is noteworthy too!):

Click image for direct link to Fox News article

It reminds me of the prophecy at Revelation 13:16-18 on the activity of the ‘Beast from the Earth’:

‘He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has [g]the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.’

Also, reminds me what internationally renowned Australian Barry R Smith taught on the emerging technology soon to introduce a cashless society and ‘Pay & Go’, as read over 20 years ago in ‘…better than Nostradamus’ and ‘The Devil’s Jigsaw’!

More at Big Brother WatchRFID, Technology and The Mark

Brexit-EU battles follow Bible history and prophecy – 1: ‘spirit of Herod’ exposed in politics

It’s important not to loose sight of the fuller insights afforded by two related words from the Lord received during Trooping the Colour; one in 2016 only days before the EU-Referendum, the other this year just before Parliament voted on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.

Troops parading along The Mall on return to barracks after the Trooping the Colour ceremony in Horse Guards Parade (photo BBC iplayer)

Having appeared ‘out-of-the-blue’ in our own house, the first word (“This is My country”) enabled me to recognise the authenticity of the extensive one Veronika West received . Both words bring news of Father’s heart for Great Britain, thereby confirming we’re in His awesome plan.

However, there’s one aspect of that second word we’ve yet to consider, AND it links the European Union, our government and the church to Bible history and prophecy – even bringing a fresh insight to eschatological theory.

Also, I submit that it accounts for the deep, persistently anti-democratic stance of EU-Remainers.

This year’s word came on 9th June and Veronika posted video-cum-notes entitled, A Divine Convergence, a Trooping of the Colours, the (Fox) Spirit of Herod over the Land, of which I quote extracts below and underline points for consideration:

She was told, “Daughter Look and See for the Spirit of Herod seeks to destroy and annihilate the Vision and Destiny of this Nation, WATCH AND PRAY! for this cunning, crafty and treacherous Spirit is now operating over the Government and the Church in this Nation”! …

…He then likened the Houses of Parliament to a HEN HOUSE and said, “Just as a fox comes to the hen house under the cover of darkness to scatter, to steal, to kill and to destroy, so the fox has come to the Houses of Parliament in this Nation”.

The Holy Spirit quickened her to read Luke 13:31-32 where Jesus referred to Herod as ‘”that fox” and she explains, “Now as I read that verse, I inquired again from the Holy Spirit what He was showing me and He revealed to me that the ‘Fox’ was prophetically symbolic of the Spirit of Herod that is now operating over the Nation. The Spirit of Herod comes with the purpose and goal of total destruction and annihilation, this cunning and dangerous spirit comes at a time when a people, nation or individual is about to reach full maturity, growth, purpose and Destiny. The Spirit of Herod hates anything good or godly, this treacherous spirit seeks only to kill and destroy destinies that are on the verge of blooming.

‘As I continued praying, I began to see a powerful prophetic parallel unfolding before (me) concerning the Nation and BREXIT. I clearly began to see how this same Spirit of Herod which came against the Destiny of Jesus, John the Baptist, Elijah (operating through Jezebel), Moses and Joseph is now operating over our Government and over the Church in the Nation. This Spirit of Herod is Warring against the people of God in this Nation, and this Treacherous Spirit is contending for the Birthright and Destiny of Great Britain. (This Spirit of Herod is a GREAT THREAT TO THE NATION AT THIS TIME)!”

Drawing her to a close, Holy Spirit repeated but in more detail:

“Daughter just as the fox was seen on parade square in the light of day, out in the open for everyone to see, Watch! as My Spirit of Truth and Righteousness moves to uncover, expose and bring to light the works of wickedness and witchcraft in the land, and Watch! For those who have dishonoured Me and who have turned away and rebelled against My plans and purposes in the Nation, I will cause them to be stripped naked and paraded out in the open before all men, FOR NO LONGER WILL MY JUSTICE AND VINDICATION TARRY IN THIS NATION”!

So, this word reveals that this ‘spirit of Herod’ exhibits a dual-aspect of “operating over the Government and the Church”. In my opinion, it may possibly be identified with one of the satanic ‘trinity’ known in deliverance ministry as the Spirit of Jezebel.

OVER THE GOVERNMENT:

We observed the political aspect of this prophecy start to manifest within days. It was publicly exposed by the Daily Mail (see Today’s Press Scoop Exposes Anti-Brexit Schemers) followed later by The Telegraph’s summary, ‘An Often Baffling Episode in The Brexit Story’. Meanwhile, my scripture trail on the parliamentary plotting brought a surprising insight, which soon got confirmed. The skullduggery continued across the political spectrum and a month later a video summary unwittingly captured the above prophecy’s specific aspect: Mogg ‘Outfoxed’ Remainers To Save Brexit.

Those blogs considered evidence of a ‘spirit of Herod’ operating through people in, or directly connected with, Government. In part 2 we’ll consider its modus operandi within the Church.

Prophetic Parallel

First, however, let’s unpack the “powerful prophetical parallel” Veronika saw between that spirit’s working against the destiny of Old Testament prophets, Jesus’ birth and life and today’s intense, prolonged battles over Britain’s destiny and our leaving the EU.

As in biblical times, this spirit of Herod’s mission would be to constrict any nation that has a holy history in God’s purposes into becoming a vassal state of the ungodly (even satanically directed) modern Roman Empire, and thus stop it moving into its destiny!

Herod ‘the Great’ was ancient Rome’s puppet ruler of its province of Judea and the Jewish people, plus Galilee, Samaria, Idumea, Peraea and territories north-eastward. As recorded in Luke’s historically detailed Gospel, this Herod treacherously told the eastern magi who were searching for new-born Jesus that he wanted to visit and worship the child born to be king of the Jews. But instead, he directed the ruthless massacre of boys under the age of two years! (His sons Herod Antipas inherited Galilee and Archelaus, Judea, but after the latter’s banishment through incompetence in 6 AD it came under the direct control of a procurator responsible to Rome (eg. Pilate).

Therefore, we notice the spirit of Herod’s mission in our day is once again on behalf of a man-made empire founded upon and growing out of the Treaty of Rome (1957) that’s now a large, united federation of European nations, thereby re-establishing a ‘Revived Roman Empire’; as may have been foretold in the Bible’s closing book at Revelation 13:3 (see Footnotes).

That insight enables us to understand the intensely vociferous anti-democracy aim of EU-Remainers, and the dishonesty, betrayal and treachery working within government but now exposed by Prime Minister May’s Chequers Agreement, plus its political fall-out in which many claim this would leave Britain as a vassal state of the EU!!

Moreover whilst I mull it over, Herod started building the magnificent Second Temple in Jerusalem in 19 BC but it wasn’t completed until 64 AD – six years before the Romans destroyed it. That wasn’t so much because the Jews rebelled against Rome, but more from Jesus’ prophetically weeping over the city, because they “did not know the time of your visitation!” (Luke 19:41-44).

Therefore, in considering prophetic parallels, is it fanciful to think that, as the European Economic Community and its subsequent governmental beast, the European Union and its parliament’s modern Tower of Babel, are ruled over by the spirit of Herod then it, too, could follow the destiny of his earlier achievement? That the EU too will fail and fall; be dismantled and destroyed with little left to mark its earlier existence??

I close with realising this is the second ‘scriptural trail’ that’s led to ‘the fall of Babylon’ reference. (The first followed a scriptural remark by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP indirectly related to ‘the fox’, as told here and confirmed later.)

Also, we again note that Bible prophecy and contemporary prophetic word, albeit a different one received November 2015 (here), firmly predict the EU’s eventual fall.

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Footnotes:
  • Evangelical theologian John F Walwoord’s The Revelation of Jesus Christ – ‘The Deadly Wound of the Beast’: ’13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.’ John in his vision sees one of the heads of the beast as wounded unto death, and the apparent parallelism is to the slain Lamb, described in 5:6. John further observes that the deadly wound (literally “plague”) is healed and that the entire earth marvels at the beast…The wounding of one of the heads seems instead to be a reference to the fact that the Roman Empire as such seemingly died and is now going to be revived. It is significant that one of the heads is wounded to death but that the beast itself is not said to be dead…The beast is both personal and the empire itself; so also is the head. The revival of the future empire is considered a miracle and a demonstration of the power of Satan.’
  • There’s some debate among scholars as to whether or not this passage, relating as it does to the vision of the fourth beast described in Daniel chapter 7, refers to an empire, nation or to an individual, eg. the Antichrist (per Dr A. Fruchtenbaum).

Scriptural meditation on Parliamentary plotting

“The Prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream.

“And he who has My Word, let him speak My Word faithfully.

“What is the chaff to the wheat, ?” says the Lord.

“Is not My Word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” (Jeremiah 23:28-29)

You have exalted above all things Your Name and Your Word. (Psalm 138:2 NRSV – Revd Wes Sutton @ Acorn)

Dear reader, My personal preference, as announced some years ago, is to be apolitical in the national political debate because the Kingdom of God has overarching priority. My purpose, therefore, whenever covering politics is to inform you of a possible Kingdom perspective upon issues which affect our nation.

There may be at least one British parliamentarian who’s either spiritually discerning, or else acutely astute in his perception of the non-physical nature of the forces behind the anti-democratic attempts to prevent Britain leaving the EU. It is the ‘Right Honourable’ Member of Parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg – and it may apply to the highly respected Labour Frank Field too. He demands the abolition of the House of Lords (or “cave dwellers” as JRM describes them) if they betray voters over Brexit!

Later, we’ll consider how his remarks and criticisms relating to events fit in with, and even open up, the Word of God…First a quick recap:

THE ‘FOX’ PROPHETIC WORD

You may recall what Veronika West says the Lord revealed to her during the Trooping the Colour ceremony when all present and those watching around the world saw a fox brazenly run onto Horse Guards’ Parade and prance around before leaving. Veronika received an instruction on the deeply symbolic meaning of that minor incident. It relates to treachery behind the scenes that will be publicly exposed. In fact, it poses a great threat to our nation in these times:
“Daughter look and see for the Spirit of Herod seeks to destroy and annihilate the Vision and Destiny of this Nation, WATCH AND PRAY! for this cunning, crafty and treacherous Spirit is now operating over the Government and the Church in this Nation”! (Read in full here.)

Within days, the prophetic action and its meaning was repeated and became apparent to the nation soon after the Daily Mail’s scoop exposing the leader of the pro-Remain Tory rebels visiting the European Commission’s London offices and meeting several anti-Brexit plotters there. Later, after having published that item I skimmed TV channels as I was about switch off and retire for the evening. In doing so I caught the late-night discussion programme Question Time, which I never take time to follow, and heard an exceptionally interesting rebuke from author/journalist Isabel Oakeshott to the person whom one may easily assume could take that role of ‘fox’; Dominic Grieve MP.

And so I resolved to catch up with QT on iPlayer as soon as possible. I took delight in hearing Isabel politely saying after he’d droned on for four minutes, “The problem is, Dominic, people don’t trust you!” Follow her justifiable reasons and accurate criticisms from the video’s 5:00 mark by clicking on this image:

THE SCRIPTURAL SLANT

The first clue to the direct application of the Word of God as a ‘hammer’ lies in leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg’s reaction to his fellow MP’s action in meeting the anti-democrats (Fulfilled Prophecy #30):

If you sup with the devil you should use a long spoon, and he is using an egg spoon.”

We’ll soon see where this may take us.

Question Time was Thursday evening and the next morning saw Charles Moore’s op-ed in the Daily Telegraph. In closing his incisive analysis Remain zealots forget democracy in Britain is all about meaningful votes, Charles warns (emphasis mine):

“I am not sorry, though, that the phrase “meaningful vote” now bulks so large. It is at the heart of the whole, long argument about our membership of the EU. Over centuries, Britain achieved a parliamentary system based on the idea that people’s votes, and the votes of the people they voted for, were meaningful. Then it gave half of this away to Europe. By voting Leave, we insisted that our votes must recover their meaning. If that vote is now rendered meaningless, we shall lose faith in voting itself. Then there will be Hell to pay”.

Then on Monday came the big government defeat by the House of Lords for Parliament to get a “meaningful vote” in having a say in Brexit negotiations – thus tying PM Theresa May’s hands in negotiating with Brussels. Jacob Rees’-Mogg reacted that ‘meaningful vote’ was being used to “obstruct Brexit” and “thwart the Referendum result”!

STOP PRESS>> BBC News Live: ‘Theresa May wins ‘meaningful vote’ battle., which means Grieve’s group surrendered and their rebellion is over! He threw in the towel on hearing fresh assurances on Parliament’s sovereignty and rights being put in the hands of a man with highly questionable reputation, the Speaker of the House of Commons!!

So the Commons voted to ignore the peers and bishops larger majority against the EU Withdrawal Bill. Liam Fox, International trade secretary, told BBC the option of a no-deal Brexit had been left firmly on the table: “There is no change to the fundamental issue here which is the government cannot be forced by Parliament to negotiate something which it does not want to do.”

THE WORD OF GOD LEADS

Mulling over Jacob’s reference to supping with satan I checked the scriptures and my Bible’s cross-references led to a highly apposite conclusion in The Apocalypse, which opens: ‘The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants – things which must shortly take place’...!!

Here’s that scripture trail (courtesy BibleGateway.com) with its most apposite subheads and I leave you to weigh and contemplate with the Lord:

  • 1 Cor 10 [Flee from Idolatry] 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons. 22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He? : x-refc leads to:
  • 2 Cor 6 [Be Holy] 14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.” 17 Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you. 18 “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”: x-refc to:
  • Rev 18 [The Fall of Babylon the Great4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities….” 

Thus, the Jacob Rees-Hogg’s scriptural allusion leads directly to that of the climax of the whole Bible, the downfall of the scarlet woman of ‘Babylon’ and the demonic beast, over which heaven is full of exultation. Then Christ and His army defeat and capture the beast and false prophet and bind satan for 1,000 years during the rule of Jesus with His saints.

Note also, those verses of Rev 18 are powerfully echoed in the warning David Noakes brought from the Lord urging Britain to come out of the EU – for updates see  Fulfilled Prophecy #13.

BABYLON IN EUROPE

Over the past few decades many evangelical and dispensational theologians taught that modern Europe in the form of the Treaty of Rome and European Union are one and the same as the prophesied ‘revived Roman Empire’ and ‘Babylon’. To the early Christians, Rome was Babylon. In the NT Babylon is symbolic of sinful humanity and our capacity of self-delusion, sinful pride, ambition and demonised depravity – thus, a world culture in rebellion against God. The dispensational interpretation of prophecy says Babylon in Revelation 18 represents the satanic world system in its godless industrial, economical commercialization in contrast to Rev 17 where apostate religious forces are represented.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the European Parliament was designed with the Tower of Babel in mind – as many critics of the EU have noted and as stated in the early posts on this blog covering the issue of getting out of the Union. (Click image to read Neil Mackereth’s notes on this and much more in Significant Spiritual Signs.)

[Flame illustration courtesy of Acorn Christian Foundation]

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Urgent prophetic dreams for the hour – Veronika West

An exceptionally important message published Saturday on Veronika’s Facebook on a few passages I’d been mulling over in connection with a ministry issue, and blogging. It also relates to previous posts about the manifestation of wheat and tares parable and sifting of the Church (emphases mine):

AN URGENT PROPHETIC DREAMS….FOR THE HOUR..!

“WATCH! FOR 11TH HOUR PROPHETS CARRYING THE MANDATE OF DIVINE DESTRUCTION UNTO RESTORATION WILL BEGIN TO ARISE OVER THE NEXT 3 YEARS..LISTEN, TAKE HEED FOR THEIR MOUTHS WILL BE FILLED WITH THE MESSAGE OF ‘REPENT, RETURN OR HE WILL COME QUICKLY TO REMOVE YOUR LAMPSTAND”.

10 days ago I had two very powerful and poignant dreams that I want to share with you. I believe that the dreams are prophetically significant for both the Church and for the emerging Prophets for the hour.

1st DREAM
I found myself standing in front of what looked like an ancient door, and written upon the mantle of the door was the word “REVELATION”! As I stepped towards the door in the dream suddenly an Angel appeared to me and he spoke to me saying, “Come and I will show you what will begin to take place over the next 3 years, for the Time is NOW”.

Then the Angel took me by the hand and lead me through the door of “Revelation”, now as soon as my foot crossed over the threshold it was as if I was standing in the ‘BOOK OF REVELATION’. Then the Angel spoke again saying, “What do you see”, to which I replied, “I see a tree that is in full bloom, and its leaves are lush and green”, then the Angel answered me saying, “Daughter of Man, it is a fig tree”! Then I looked again and suddenly I saw 7 golden lampstands and 7 bright shining stars. Then the Angel said, “Tell me what do you see?”, to which I replied, “I see 7 golden lampstands and 7 bright shining stars”, suddenly in a moment the dream shifted and I found myself standing in front of a very large, well known Church in the Nation of America. Then I heard the Angel speak again saying, “What do you see”, and I replied, “I see a golden lampstand and a bright shining star”, then suddenly the Angel stepped forward and dropped a plumb-line, then he spoke with a voice of great Authority that made the ground beneath my feet shake and tremble, and he said these words, “WATCH! FOR THE HAND OF THE LORD NOW PUTS FORTH A PLUMBLINE IN THE MIDST OF HIS PEOPLE”! Then suddenly the dream shifted and I found myself standing once again in front of the fig tree and I heard these words echo in the realm of the Spirit, “CURSED ARE THEIR ROOTS FOR THEY HAVE BEEN FOUND BEARING NO FRUITS”! As the words went forth I watched as the fig tree withered and died….!

Immediately the Angel spoke to me saying ”Come!”, and suddenly I found myself standing as I did before in front of another large and well known Church in the United Kingdom. As I stood watching in the dream, again I saw the Angel put forth his hand and drop a plumbline. Then the Angel took me by the hand and he showed me 3 other Churches, first I was shown a large Church in Asia, then I was shown a Church in Europe and lastly I was shown another large and well known Church in the Nation of Australia. Now when I was taken to the Nation of Australia I saw the Angel drop a plumbline as he had done in all the other Nations but this time, I watched as he put his hand through the walls of the Church and he removed the lamp stand from its place, then I heard these words,

“HAVE I NOT SAID, I WILL COME QUICKLY TO REMOVE YOUR LAMPSTAND FROM ITS PLACE UNLESS YOU REPENT”!

(The Dream Ended)

2 Nights Later I had a 2nd DREAM…!
Again I found myself standing in the ‘BOOK OF REVELATION’ where the Angel of the Lord appeared to me saying, “Daughter of Man, What do you see”, to which I replied, “I see a tree as I did before”, and the Angel answered me saying, “BEHOLD THE TREE OF JESSE NOWS COMES FORTH”, then the Angel told me to put out my hand and as I obeyed suddenly a branch grew out from the roots of the tree, and the Angel said to me, “FEAR NOT! TAKE HOLD OF IT”, as I opened my hand and took hold of the branch suddenly my hand took on the appearance of the branch, now as looked at my hand again the Angel spoke with a loud voice saying, “WATCH! FOR THE PROPHETS OF YESHUA WILL BECOME A ROD OF DESTRUCTION IN THE HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD, AND THE WORDS OF THEIR MOUTHS WILL STRIKE THE EARTH, AND THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD SHALL REST UPON THEM, THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING, THE SPIRIT OF COUNSEL AND MIGHT, THE SPIRIT OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE FEAR OF THE LORD”!

Then suddenly the Angel turned his face and a heavy mantle fell upon my shoulders and then I heard these words go forth across the Nations of the Earth, “GET READY, FOR NOW IS THE TIME OF DIVINE RETRIBUTION, RESTORATION AND REFORMATION IN THE EARTH”!

Then again the dream suddenly shifted and I was now standing high above the Earth and I watched as the Angel of the Lord began to unravel what looked like an ancient scroll and written in gold I saw these words, “BEHOLD, THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION”! (The Dream Ended).

Veronika West, 17th March 2018

Please listen to the video link below for the prophetic significance and interpretation of these dreams. (Veronika joins Stephen at approx 4:45 mark.) Please listen prayerfully and share with others if you are led to do so.

 

Bible Update: 2Thess 2 – Apostasy within ‘churches’ (Signs Nos 6, 15 & 19)

Now we know what ‘Signs’ we’re watching out for, here’s a couple that are happening nowadays and, regrettably, in too many churches:

  • falling away from faith (2Thess 2:3 – Sign #15)by
  • the unrighteous deception (2Thess 2:10 – Sign #19)

Moreover, Sign #6 (Mark 13:8, 12-13) too is appearing as ‘brethren’ in the faith are acting against brethren. Eg., self-styled brothers/sisters in lgbt ‘church’ in Blackpool seeking to ban evangelist Franklin Graham from entering Britain – utterly outrageous!

None of those false brethren have ever done what this renowned Christian and his charity Samaritan’s Purse have done across the world in implementing Sign #1: eg. opening up communist North Vietnam in being officially welcomed by government officials in Hanoi, where he’s preached the gospel to hundreds of churches there!

In Jesus’ apocalyptic letter to the 7 churches in Asia Minor, He spoke of His “hatred of the deeds of the Nicolatians”, a group claiming superior status that permitted idolatry and sexual immorality in Ephesus (Rev 2:6) and especially in Pergamos (Rev 2:14-15); and in Thyatira a Jezebel operated (Rev 2:20-21) where, unless they repented, Jesus would deal direct and severely with their sinfulness!

As sexual sins were sin then, then they’re sin today! Therefore, it’s not unreasonable to realise that leaders/attendees of churches who condone, encourage and practise such sins today are in the very same situation and need to repent earnestly.. In perverting the apostolic and traditional teaching on sexuality and claiming superior ‘moral’ authority to do so, they’re no different to the heretics and gnostics with whom the early church was in deep dispute. (I was involved in all that before being saved – “I’m Free!” refers.)

This topic will be continued in the next post where we’ll read Revd Dr Gavin Ashenden’s thorough rebuttal of such modern deceptive doctrines > click to continue reading >

To quote Christian Concern on his piece:

‘Bishop Gavin Ashenden responds to a recent sermon made by Jayne Ozanne, who openly promotes the acceptance of LGBT ideology in the Church of England. He argues that Ozanne’s teaching is a new form of the old heresy – gnosticism. He points out that uncritically accepting same-sex attraction is a form of self-justification: “gnosticism, a private revelation of pseudo-intimacy and superior self-justification was identified and rejected by the Church every time it raised its head”.’

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

…they DID get it wrong!

In “What If They’re wrong?” Tony Puccio looks at why pre-Tribulation Rapture claims may be mistaken. In actual fact, 20th Century history disproves pre-Tribbers’ ideas!

In his post linked below, R.J Dawson recounts his personal interest in those ideas and demonstrates why they were wrong. Esssentially, those theories failed to grasp not only scripture but also political events believed to have been of direct relevance. I’d heard of the best-seller R.J refers to, but being a New Ager in those days I thought ‘archaic’(!) Christians were jumping on the bandwagon of cataclysm/conspiracy theories. (The Lord had a non-Christian give me a businessman’s Biblical analysis of modern geopolitics, ‘The Invisible Hand’.)  I understand those theories arose out of Reformed Theology’s deep disdain for the Roman Catholic church.

Here’s R.J Dawson’s account:

There are Christians in America old enough to remember all the prophecy teacher hype from decades past, and the incredible influence of a single book: The Late, Great Planet Earth. . As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will […]

Continue reading at THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: HIDDEN PROPHECY AND THE SIGN OF JONAH — Real Christianity

First Sunday of Advent and a personal foretaste of Jesus’ return

Yesterday, Sunday 3rd December, saw the celebration of the First Sunday of Advent 2017. It’s always highly nostalgic to me because of a life-changing dream in 1989 that brought a totally unexpected and radical encounter with Jesus Christ.

FIRST & SECOND ADVENTS

The First Advent was when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea 2,000 years ago. The four weeks leading into Christmas are designated within the church calendar as Advent, and start the church year.  In traditional churches the scriptural readings for the First Sunday in Advent are usually on the glorious return of Jesus Christ to rule and reign on earth, known as the Second Advent.

My encounter featured two highly personal aspects of my life; thereby validating the experience as real, not imaginary. Amazingly, both validations are directly related to the First and Second Advents and enhanced my interest in End-Times, by which I’d been figuratively grabbed by an Invisible Hand only a few years earlier.

Six years ago this week, soon after launching this blog, I posted details of the encounter – one that gave a personal foretaste of the Second Advent!

One aspect I haven’t previously referred to, however, now needs highlighting in view of current events I must blog about. So it’s important for you, my reader, to appreciate the wider grounds upon which I take my stand AND call fellow disciples of Christ to TAKE A STAND.:

THE VISITATION

The brief account On a Trapdoor into Hell – Jesus Swoops to the Rescue tells the full story.

My background was one of deep involvement in New Age, Gnostic and occultic notions with meditational and mystical practices. Although not a practitioner, I was nevertheless  aware of the principles of witchcraft. Those practices had led to some unusual ‘psychic’ dreams, but none whatsoever were like this one.

This dream’s sudden ‘gearing up’ into the supernatural reality of demonic and angelic activity and the appearance of Jesus Christ above the clouds and His fast descent towards me, startlingly made me conscience-stricken and realise the truth of judgement – in great dread, mine was about to happen NOW!  And because of my sins I was now about to be dropped right into Hell – so in terror I just had to hide from HIM!  (And I did…but!)

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

However, only this weekend have I realised another scriptural relevance of that fear – and that I’D BEEN BLESSED WITH A FORETASTE OF THINGS TO COME! 

APOCALYPSE – THE SIXTH SEAL OPENS:

‘The kings of the earth, the great men, the rich, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in caves and in the rocks of the mountains and said to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great and day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Rev6:15-17)

My reaction to that visitation from Jesus very closely matches the reactions described in Revelation chapter 6 to earth-and-heavens-shaking events that will lead into His return.  It could be said that, in addition to natural fear, the Spirit of Knowledge and of the Fear of the LORD (Isaiah 11:2) will come upon them.

So, I’ll be using that personal aspect as grounds for praying in a particular way for the conviction of sin and sincere repentance of reprobates who serve satan’s schemes.

Hence my taking note at the close of Emma Stark’s video of 24th November on the Lord’s preference for the kind of revival we should pray for.  ‘He said, “But Emma, I’d rather you ask Me for the revival of the holy, reverential fear of God.” And God said, “It is in that, that I can bring the extraordinary miracles.” And the Lord says that he is going to give back to his people right now…a godly capacity to fast; a godly capacity to pray; a godly capacity for greater holiness, because I believe that He’s saying to us,:

“Choose My move that is a holy, reverential, all-based response to Who I am, that will bring the greatest harvest, and the greatest salvation and the greatest miracles for a generation.”

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