4 – Structure of the Book of Revelation, and conclusion

Continued from part 3:.

STRUCTURE OF THE REVELATION

 “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.  18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. 19 Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.  (Rev 1:17-19 NKJV)

  • The Present:
  • chpt 1. Vision of the Son of Man, the one ascended Lord
  • chpt 2-3. Letters to seven churches (and for all churches)
  • chpt 4-5. Vision of heaven, the Lion of Judah and the Lamb
  • The Near Future:
  • chpt 6-11. Judgments, great tribulation, martyrs and two witnesses
  • chpt 12-16. Woman, child, dragon, beast 666, antichrist, false prophet
  • chpt 17-19. Fall of Babylon, Messianic judgement of Armageddon
  • THE RETURN OF ‘THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS’ 
  • The Far Future:
  • chpt 20. The Millennium, Satan rebels/defeated, Judgement, lake of fire
  • chpt 21. New heaven and new earth, the Bride, the New Jerusalem
  • chpt 22. River of Life from God’s throne, Tree of Life for healing the nations.

David Pawson explains that each future period has bad news and things get much worse, but the good news is that things will get very much better afterwards. Through it all Jesus encourages his people to ‘endure’ and ‘overcome’ until He returns.

“First, Jesus tells the churches they must deal with internal problems if they are to face external pressures. Compromise in belief of behaviour, tolerance of idolatry or immorality, weaken the Church from within. (LESSON FOR TODAY!)”

For the 2nd period He shows the worst that can happen but believers will not have to go through anything worse! “And the very worst time ahead will be at most a few years”.

Then, Jesus reveals the wonders that will follow in the 3rd period when all believers will be with Him.

CONCLUSION

On a personal note, what impresses me is the comparison of this closing book with the Bible’s first book, Genesis.

Revelation promises a full restoration not only for those who believe in God, to life with Him, but also and because of that for the earth too.

The Tree of Life is a main feature in the garden of Eden, in the beginning, but through it Satan perverted Adam and Eve’s relationship with their fatherly Creator and so they lost and fell from their glory. In the end that usurper gets his just desserts, the saved return to living in the glory of God in the New Jerusalem and the Tree’s leaves bring healing to all people, as it is written.:

But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. 24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honour into it. 25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). 26 And they shall bring the glory and the honour of the nations into it. 27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. (Revelation 21 NKJV)

This short blog can never hope to do justice to the Book of Revelation. It is an awesome subject but you may wish to meditate upon it yourself along with suitable aids such as in the links below.

Acknowledgements – thank you to:
  • David Pawson, for Unlocking the Bible and books & audio series here and here.
  • Neil MacKereth, for several in-depth courses at Winchester Vineyard church using Chuck Missler’s and David Pawson’s extensive teachings.

PS – click to read about what happened after writing the above post!

3 – Different understandings of The Book of Revelation

Continued from part 2:

INTERPRETATIONS OF THE REVELATION 

Thus, this complex ‘end-times’ revelation can only be understood with God’s overall purpose for humanity in mind. So, it’s not surprising that scholars are divided over the Book’s meaning and predictions for the end of 1st Century and any later events it may forecast for the world and the Church.

There are four main ‘schools’ of exposition based upon interpretations of when these predictions would be fulfilled, as below:

  • Preterist  – during the first centuries AD with the decline/fall of Roman Empire
  • Historicist – all centuries between the First and Second Advent of Jesus Christ
  • Futurist – end of final century AD (held by early Church and evangelicals today)
  • Idealist – any century AD, none in particular (treats the Book as spiritual ‘myth’).

Moreover, in ‘Dealing With “Last Things” – The Rapture, Second Coming, Millennium’ my New Spirit-Filled Life Study Bible not only provides a useful summary with charts but also shows EIGHT differing scholarly viewpoints, citing The Last Days Handbook, 1990, by Robert P Lightener, viz:

  1. Saint Augustine’s Amillenial View
  2. A Second Amillennial View (BB Warfield)
  3. Pre-Millennial Pre-Tribulational View
  4. Pre-Millennial Post-Tribulational View
  5. Pre-Millennial Mid-Tribulational View
  6. Pre-Millennial Pre-Tribulational Partial Rapture View
  7. Pre-Millennial Pre-Wrath Rapture View
  8. Evangelical Post-Millenial View

We can now appreciate Hank Hanegraaff’s ‘preterist’ position that Revelation refers only to John’s days 1900 years ago and the persecutions that took place. But he fails to take the whole account into consideration because its closing chapters clearly refer to things that have not happened yet. For example, unprecedented global catastrophes, return of millions of deceased Christians alongside Jesus to overthrow Satan and rule upon earth, Satan’s final rebellion with many nations and demise in the lake of fire, the arrival of the ‘holy city’ and ‘wedding of the Lamb’!

So how are we to understand The Apocalypse? David Pawson suggests using the four main ‘schools’  in conjunction for each of the three main time periods, the present, the near future and the far future (not ignoring the switching between earth and heaven) – yet,

“..the fundamental question is not ‘when?’ but WHY?”

David answers his question:

“Not just to tell us what is going to happen but to get us ready for what is going to happen…Revelation is a ‘manual for martyrdom’…which is why this book becomes so meaningful to Christians under persecution. Maybe this is also why Western Christians in comfortable churches fail to find it relevant.”

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2 – A very brief introduction to the Book of Revelation

Continued from part 1, which closes: ‘In fact, some believers disregard prophecy and scholars have various opinions upon this topic and when, if at all, predicted events will occur.  Also, are such things to be taken figuratively?’

The widest divergence in opinion is over the Bible’s closing book – ‘The Apocalypse’, or ‘Book of Revelation’.  In its original Greek this Book begins as follows.:

‘Apocalupsis iEsou christou…’

‘The unveiling of Jesus Christ (anointed one)’, per Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible, or as the New King James Version translates it:

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants — things which must shortly take place.

[Greek: ‘what which IS-BINDING must TO-BE-BECOMING to-be-occurring IN SWIFTness’] And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John,  who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. (Revelation 1)

John is thought to have been the closest disciple of Jesus, and could thereby personally attest to Jesus’ awesome origin, as in the first of three short letters to believers:

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us(1 John 1)

The Apocalypse opens by stating its purpose: an unveiling of God’s plans that He gave to Jesus Christ, for sharing through his surviving first disciple several decades after he witnessed Jesus’ resurrection from death. This account tells how John acquired this information. He became Jesus’ amanuensis in writing exactly what Jesus dictated as personal letters to seven churches in Asia as a result of His having visited them.

NOTE: verse 1’s ‘shortly’ doesn’t necessarily imply ‘soon’ but may mean that when these events that MUST occur do happen, then they will do so very rapidly!!

White Door in SkyNext, John was caught up to God’s Throne Room in heaven where he heard and saw visions about what was going to happen shortly and in the distant future when the Age will be drawn to a close with the bodily return of Jesus Christ to rule and reign upon earth. John had to be reminded to write it all down!

NB: It is the only Book in the Bible to open with a blessing for all who read it and ‘keep’, or observe, what’s written therein, and closes with a curse (of loss of inheritance in the Kingdom) for anyone who tampers with its text and changes its message. The Book of Revelation is primarily for believers, not unbelievers.

In Unlocking The Bible, David Pawson defines this genre of literature as follows:

Unlocking The Bible‘Apocalyptic’ is history written from God’s point of view.  It gives the total picture.  It enlarges our understanding of world events by seeing them in the light of what is above and beyond our limited perception.  This gives us both insight and foresight…far beyond that of the normal historian.

He also gives this snippet:

God is working out his plans and purposes within time…He is the Lord of History.  But it is his pattern, which can only be discerned when he has revealed the missing pieces of the jigsaw. (Emphasis added)

(Now where did we come across that notion before?  See Invisible Jigsaw.)

He points out that the first characteristic of the ‘apocalyptic’ genre is that it’s basically moral. Secondly, that it’s often symbolical so the unknown can be communicated in terms of what is familiar, as in analogy or parable, because it involves not only information but also imagination. 

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Prophecy and interpreting ‘The Apocalypse’ – The Book of Revelation – 1 of 4

Published 27 June 2013 as Note on Christian Prophecy and The Apocalypse about scholars’ differences on prophetic scripture, this is now separated for ease of reading :

Digging into the difference of opinion noted in the Joel Rosenberg re-post unearthed an interesting find – one connecting into what I wrote ten weeks earlier about the origin of this blog. I’ll say more about that later.

Some readers may have queried my covering comment to Joel’s post; (it) “includes opinions of a Bible teacher who thinks its prophecies have happened.  This merely reflects the actual content of The Blaze interviews.

As Hank Hanegraaff’s online radio show is called ‘Bible Answer Man’, my remark may seem to question that title. Those reading the linked article would note journalist Billy Holloway’s statement that Hanegraaff has “a wildly different take on the matter” to that of Rosenberg for he, “rejected the notion that Revelation and other alleged prophecies apply to today’s world”.

How come? Aren’t both men Christians? A little elucidation is called for…

Doubtless both men meet the basic criterion for a born-again believer, as in the Spirit-inspired instruction of the apostles Paul and John:

if you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (Chapter 10 of Paul’s letter to the Romans; New International Version)

16 For God so loved the world (that’s you, my reader) that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (Chpt 3 of the Gospel according to John; NIV)

So, to have faith in Christ it isn’t absolutely necessary to believe everything in the Bible. In fact, some believers disregard prophecy and scholars have various opinions upon this topic and when, if at all, predicted events will occur.  Also, are such things to be taken figuratively?

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Revelation Dream – Tony Puccio

Tony in Arizona brings a most suitable scripture and related vision applicable to the global situation…

My Dreams and Visions

13Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.14But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.15So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.16But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth Revelation 12:13-16

In this night vision I saw a church with an illuminated white cross in front of it. Upon entering the building I saw the congregation facing towards the door…

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Dream of a felled tree, as seen ‘down under’

My apologies to all my friends and readers in Australia & New Zealand but I couldn’t resist the double-entendre to give more clout to this dream reported ‘underground’!

Further to the previous post on contributions to Censorship ‘down under’…, Tim in America advises again of another email from NZ.:

“Tim,

I have just had an awful thought four might signify the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

You probably remember Tim my very clear dream about the felled trees previously.
Well, a couple of nights ago I had another dream about a felled tree, only this time it was a giant one.
Will a big leader be toppled?
Kia Ora,

Alex”

Here is my response (Tim):
Alex: Your dream about a giant tree that was felled is very, very interesting. Similar to Daniel 4:14:
“He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches. . .”

Daniel 4:14 is talking about Nebuchadnezzar. Your dream is talking about someone very powerful. I don’t think it is about “Biden”, because the fake president is merely an actor and really has no power. Maybe your dream is about someone like George Soros or one of the Rothschilds (Jacob Rothschild?).

Here is a very interesting video of Jacinda Ardern and Barbara Judith Hutchinson Rothschild (wife of Victor Rothschild and mother to Jacob Rothschild). Some people believe that Jacinda Ardern is part of the Rothschild clan.

Jacinda Ardern and Barbara Judith Hutchinson Rothschild
https://www.bitchute.com/video/APHVNNeSR3cQ/

Here is something you might like to read:

Prophecy 444 News “Davids of the Hour”
https://444prophecynews.com/davids-of-the-hour-a-changing-of-the-guard-h/

OR Tim, it may be Obama!

Revisiting ‘The Prophecy of the Popes’ – who is the final pope ‘Petrus Romanus’? Part 2

First, we recall the closing part of the word Veronika West brought last September with its update on Pope Benedict’s passing (The Beginnings of Sorrows for Nations):
“I say, look to what will take place in Rome [Italy] in the days ahead!
Yes Rome! For the head of the serpent spirit shall be cut off, and all its demonic tentacles shall be fully exposed for the eyes of the world to see.
For when My Stone of Retribution flies, giants will fall, and when My Sword of Justice falls, heads will roll, for great will be their fall, in the fall that is to come!”

SO here are just a few pertinent extracts from “Rome’s” Final Pope? Benedict XVI final written text – Part 4 and I strongly encourage you to read this 30-page article in full because this connects the Prophecy of Malachy outlined in my Is Pope Francis the Prophesied ‘Petrus Romanus’? of 2013 into End-times, as in The Apocalypse, or Book of Revelation (note, according to Roman Catholic interpretation).

First, I’m intrigued to note reference to a TV interview covering the prophecy in June 2016 as this was so soon after my musing upon the Lord exposing political corruption.

Mary’s Secretary starts by referring to Pope Benedict’s personal interest in the Malachy Prophecy, as revealed in an interview:

‘.. this 112th pope will have the explicit name Petrus, and we have not seen that, yet. St. Peter was the first pope and there hasn’t been a Pope Peter since. He has “a unique and sacrosanct standing as a pope”. No pope since the original prince of the apostles has dared to choose that name nor attempt to fill his shoes in that way and as you will see in Chapter Three, I believe the Book of the Apocalypse has an answer for that. I am still getting ahead of myself.

A compelling story Socci shared that indeed proves Padre Pio and Our Lady of Fatima’s warning of “Satan, through the Antichrist, will enter into the bosom of the Church” actually ties into the Prophecy of Malachy in a profoundly eerie way. The Benedictine Monk Arnold de Wyon, who had the prophecy published, did something astonishing, as if to send a message “to safeguard the Church of the future battle against evil” as Socci re-quotes in his book. [Wyon created asignificant painting] for a Benedictine abbey San Pietro in a town called… Bergoglio. Yes, you read that right. There we see PETER (Pietro) and Bergoglio found side by side. Socci believed, as Wyon relayed, that he intended to leave apocalyptic references. Thus, we have three figures predicted by Wyon:

  1. Peter the Roman
  2. Jorge Bergoglio
  3. The Antichrist

‘May I remind readers, as Ann Barnhardt said, that the false prophet forerunner to the Antichrist will be the anti-John the Baptist in every way. Is not this the very thing Bergoglio is reflecting? And as I mentioned, has the same initials as John the Baptist- it is all Satan’s mockery. That is why Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò calls Jorge Bergoglio the “pretender” and “false prophet of globalism” among other things! (emphases RB)

[NOW that statement in full explains my previous pictures of Francis’ wearing pagan symbols! AND of his allowing them in a meeting! Note the next part reiterates my notion in the final part of my 2013 trilogy on this prophecy, viz:

“Having been ‘redirected’ from what I’d intended writing, I had a distinct sense this ‘new thing’ may be related to the change in popes. Furthermore, I wondered how it might apply to St Malachy’s mottos. Then whilst writing, an insight suggested the Roman Catholic church is to be returned to Jesus’ original purposeback to the blueprint!

I had a sense, therefore, of a huge cycle but not returning to exactly what it was 1,980 years ago – more like a progressive spiral turn…

“So, what I was getting is radically different to anything sensationalist conspiracy or the doomsday merchants presume the Malachy prophecy means. After writing that blog, I was amazed to immediately come across an analysis lending some credence to my notion.]

Now back to Mary’s Secretary.:

‘…The prophecy is a wake-up call and a “final” passion for the Church, as predicted in the Catechism. Perhaps this was the reason Gänswein began weeping this past June 18th 2022, because it was a realization of the actual meaning; we can only hope! The “end of the papacy as we knew it” is not due to Benedict’s “new creation of a papacy”, but of Our Lord stepping in, as usual, to purge the Church of the wicked and restore the bride and her sanctuary to its rightful state. THAT also includes the rock of Peter, because as Lucia said, “where Peter is, there is the Church”. Benedict does not make all things new, only Our Lord has that authority. Not only will Christ Our King restore the papacy to all its former glory, to the way it always has been before this catastrophic regency, shared synodal office of Bergoglio and friends, but He will make it more glorious than what it was before because Our Lord restores more wondrously than He creates. Benedict’s real power will lay in his humility and hopeful repentance before his death of his error; and, the revealing of the Third Secret of Fatima in its entirety…’

I trust this has whetted your whistle sufficiently for you to read in full by clicking here.

That Third Secret from early 20th Century includes prophecy of a global pandemic that is engineered through medical technology!!!

STOP PRESS: Chris G Bennett – “PREPARE FOR MY RETURN!”

In posting my previous post to Facebook this by Chris G Bennett was on my home page and I shared onto my timeline. The copy below bears my underlining and coloured text as usual for words from the Lord: Continue reading

Bible Update: Revelation 13:16-17 up and running in China

Here’s the Word of the Living Lord God on this, as foreseen by Apostle John:

The Beast out of the Earth

11 Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. (BibleGateway.org – NJKV)

ALERT: New Zealand PM calls for Global Censorship System — Jonathan Turley

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is the latest liberal leader to call for an international alliance to censor speech.

Unsatisfied with the unprecedented corporate censorship of social media companies, leaders like Hillary Clinton have turned from private censorship to good old-fashioned state censorship. Speech regulation has become an article of faith on the left. Ardern used her speech this week to the United Nations General Assembly to call for censorship on a global scale.

Ardern lashed out at “disinformation” and called for a global coalition to control speech. After nodding toward free speech, she proceeded to lay out a plan for its demise through government regulation:…” (…continue at…) New Zealand Prime Minister Calls for a Global Censorship System — JONATHAN TURLEY

WE’VE BEEN WARNED BY YET ANOTHER UNEQUIVOCAL STATEMENT FROM ONE OF THE JUNIOR WORLD LEADERS’ CABAL OF THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM; THE TRUE AIM OF WHICH IS GLOBAL TOTALITARIANISM – THUS FAR WORSE THAN NAZIS, FASCISTS AND COMMUNISTS PUT TOGETHER!

Also known as one of the two beasts of chapter 13 in Book of Revelation and fourth beast of chapter 7 in OT prophet Daniel’s Book. SO RISE UP MEN & WOMEN OF GOD, THE ‘BRIDE OF CHRIST’!

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God’s hand reveals Rev 13 Beast behind World Economic Forum

“I gotta say, that tentacled skull glaring down at me from the HYDRA logo really matches the words coming out of that Shwab fella’s mouth,” said one forum attendee, “Including the time he laughed maniacally about how many young people in the US think communism works.”

https://babylonbee.com/news/uh-oh-world-economic-forum-banner-slips-revealing-hydra-logo

Also in this connection on the source of evil, as foretold in the word brought by Kent Christmas and included in Dr Patrica Show’s delivery:

Read in full at https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/george-soros-declares-war-supreme-court-republican-party-enemies-democracy/

The Lord said to Dr Patricia,

“They are scrambling after these Supreme Court rulings that just came forth. They are plotting and scheming to take out two Supreme Court justices, but I am turning the tables and I will remove the ones that I have chosen to remove…”

“…why am I the Lord God addressing these two women? (Pelosi & Harris) says the Lord: “Because they are in the number two and the number three position behind Biden – who is no more!”

(According to Robin D Bullock and Roger Stone the one running the show from the basement is Obama!)

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WEF’s Intentions Hidden in Plain Sight – Conclusion

CONCLUSION – THE FINAL REVIVAL

I am absolutely convinced that shortly before the return of Jesus there will be a great awakening. I believe “There before me was a great multitude that no-one could count ………. in front of the Lamb” and “these are they who have come out of the great tribulation” Revelation 7:9 and 14, confirms that view. We cannot, and should not seek to, stop the establishment of a new world order.

However, recognising, explaining and broadcasting the method by which prophecy is being fulfilled, will aid evangelism. We can pray that the maximum number of people will hear and understand what the information means. Let us pray for, and be involved in, the completion of the Great Commission. Amen.

Neil Mackereth

[RB: my apologies for accidentally missing this closure from full posting. It’s not easy to copy and reformat from other software/devices then check within tight time constraints.]

WEF’s Intentions Hidden in Plain Sight – Neil Mackereth

Here, my long-time friend and teacher on End-times Neil Mackereth assesses the WEF aspects relating to a possible (probable?) “new world order” government. It comes with several links and for those who are short of time the last is a “must watch” (approx 14 mins). Those under ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’ are the next most important. Your attention is drawn to Neil’s clear conclusion and I trust his briefing brings a number of deep concerns into the Light:

THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Intentions Hidden in Plain Sight

BACKGROUND

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a non-governmental international organization for public-private cooperation, founded by German economist and engineer, Klaus Schwab, in 1971. ( https://www.weforum.org/about/world-economic-forum )

The WEF has an annual conference in Davos which attracts national leaders, high profile politicians, billionaire philanthropists, international financiers, and the corporate heads and senior executives of national and multi-national commercial enterprises.

DAVOS 2022

Klaus Schwab opened this year’s conference with the statement: Continue reading

God-incidental confirmations of ’11’ and the Book of Revelation (GPS #81.3 & 4)

It was meant to have been a long weekend chilling out offline as usual, but the Lord never sleeps! It transpires He issued four Global Prophecy Signals to unsuspecting folk and what they said, did or heard materialised like jigsaw pieces that fitted together.

Last Thursday I scheduled Neil Mackereth’s Part 5 to ‘What is the Book of Revelation For?’ for auto-publication but its import must be blessed by the Lord, as shown by His GPS actions over and since last weekend – the first two of which are reported in Monday’s posting

  1. its appearance on Saturday 11th at 11:11 and I’d inserted a brief reference to ‘The 11th Hour’, a weekly prophetical broadcast.
  2. At the Men’s Saturday breakfast at 3Counties Vineyard church, Chris & Peter unexpectedly refer to poetic meter of hymns and “11-11-11-11.”
  3. I copy that post onto Prophetic Releasers Community and Shawn H comments, “We just learned yesterday from a teaching pastor on Revelation that the word “soon” is not a term of Time. He said it refers instead to Jesus’ return once the prophecies are fulfilled.” [I thank him for confirmation and respond, “Yes as clearly implied by Jesus, His 2nd Advent will be rapid and nobody will not realise what’s happening!”]
  4. Neil’s email of Monday reports his wife was leading Sunday’s service with a group of Winchester Vineyard members at their older peoples sheltered community. “Unbeknown to me, the hymn she had chosen to open the service was: ‘To God be the Glory’!”  (It is this shown as ‘357  11-11-11-11’ in the hymnal at the men’s breakfast!)

Therefore we have…as though strongly emphasising the importance of Jesus’ “soon” return….and many more pieces doubtless to be added…

ALSO, retired Brigadier Neil begins that email:

…The God-incidents continue apace! I went to a function yesterday (Sunday) and saw, for the first time, this recently commissioned monument at the entrance to the camp where I finished my Army service. I couldn’t help thinking that very soon the Lion of Judah will bestride the world as King of kings and Lord of lords!

I strongly believe that we are very close to the 11th hour – that is, to the very last opportunity for labourers to accept the call to work in the vineyard of God (Matthew 20:6).

[Digital Globe by Cooldesign, Puzzle by Jannoon028, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

Hymn’s meter confirms ’11’ timing of post on Book of Revelation! – God-incidence for “soon”?? (GPS #81.1 & 2)

I’d like to share with you something new – well, new to me anyway!

Although not having literary leanings I had a very dim recollection from my school days of poetic rhythm – and in music, of course. In those days school assemblies featured some Anglican and Methodist hymns.

At Saturday men’s breakfast held at 3 Counties Vineyard, someone chooses a hymn for us to sing before we discuss the scriptures, this time (at about 8:30am) number 359:’

A brief discussion ensues BUT THIS TIME, because its not well-known and we have no musician, our convenor sitting at the far end of the table from me explains that the extra numbers/initials topping each hymn in this pocket-size hymnal indicate its tune. Right away a brother opposite me adds, “For example, 11-11-11-11 means each line is of 11 syllables”.

NOW MY ATTENTION WAS GRABBED – I said, “Wow, that’s the date and time I’ve already set for a post on the Book of Revelation to appear on my blog today!”

I was well and truly ‘God-smacked’!!!

I had yet to open the hymnal and not seen his example heading that page, as illustrated above:  ‘To God be the Glory! Great things He hath done!’  < TRULY, AMEN > 

Now, allow me to recap.:

On 31st May, Neil Mackereth sent me the latest part for his series on What is the Book of Revelation For? I couldn’t reply for a week and wanted to clarify about some translations of Rev 22:20 of Greek ‘Tachu’ (Strongs G5035).  So his reply got included that part.  BUT note that we’d also discussed when it should be published over the weekend. I prepped it last Wed/Thursday and suggested scheduling for automatic publication at 10:10am on 10th June but this changed, as told in that post:

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

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

Note that, for the purpose of emphasis, I altered Robin’s title from ‘The Eleventh Hour’ (as on his site) thereby showing FOUR 11s – as was to turn up by way of God-incidental confirmation BEFORE publication!!!!

Now, being Monday, back at my desk I find this email from Neil sent Friday – he confirms what I’ve got in mind to write (as above):

‘I was thinking about the 11th, 11th comments: : At present Satan appears to have the upper hand – the church, Christians et al are being ridiculed, derided, attacked, oppressed and, apparently, defeated. The 11th  hour of the 11th  day (albeit in the 11th month) has come to signify remembering the defeat of an evil enemy. 

I think there is a similar spiritual significance in Revelation 11:11:

“But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them”.

I repeat, Time is Short (where “short” means it’s all going to happen very quickly)’

In preparing this I’d already checked The Footsteps of the Messiah by scholar Dr Arnold Fruchtenbaum, who explains on page 13 about Rev 1:1

‘Verse one further states that the things that are being revealed must shortly come to pass. This is often misunderstood to mean that all the prophecies of the book were to be fulfilled as soon as they were given…However, the word ‘shortly’ simply means that once the day of fulfillment comes, where will be no delay in its execution.’

REFERENCE

Cantica Sacra – Exploring the rich legacy of sacred singing:

‘Meter refers to 1) the pattern of beats in a measure of music, or 2) to the number of syllables per line in poetry and music. Most hymnals do not include time signatures in the music, and are more concerned with the second definition of meter. (For more on the first definition, see the page on measures and time signatures and the page on simple and compound meter on the musictheory.net site.)

Hymnals display the meter of a hymn or hymn tune (meter to which the text conforms) either as a series of numerals (e.g., 87.87), letters (e.g., C.M.), or a combination (e.g., 87.87.D)

Hymns Without Words – 11-11-11-11

Hymn & Poetic Metre – Wikipedia

Poetry 101 – Masterclass Articles

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

Our dear friend Neil writes,

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

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

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

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

A Digression

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

Introduction Continue reading

Globalists enter the kill phase of Great Reset. Remember Deagel population forecast? It now makes total sense — Leo Hohmann

This was a big week for the globalists. They feel it’s their time, go time, to launch the most difficult phase of the Great Reset so they can get on with what they call the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, as explained by World Economic Forum guru Klaus Schwab, will lead to a “fusion” of every human being’s physical, biological and digital identities. It’s basically the dawning of a new era based on transhumanism and technocracy, something akin to what was laid out in the novel ‘Brave New World’.

But they can’t get there until they reset everything. Kill off the old. Bring on the new.

Resetting the world isn’t something you can pull off by just pushing a button. It requires a series of well-designed global crises, as Schwab and his chief advisor Yuval Noah Hariri have said on more than one occasion. […] Globalists have entered the kill phase of Great Reset; Remember the Deagel population forecast? It now makes total sense

Check Leo’s posting for I’m reminded of the Bible’s accounts of the beasts in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 – BUT we must not overlook what the Lord is doing, as brought by today’s prophets, to prevent the hater of humanity circumventing His ordained End-times.

END-TIMES ALERT to Britain’s Church & National Leaders > Mark of the Beast ALMOST HERE!

Noticing this morning’s items brings news of this End-Times Update on advancing preparations for full introduction of Revelation 13:16-17; Mark of the Beast:

https://expose-news.com/2022/05/24/supermarkets-to-ban-paying-with-cash-or-card/

We’re well aware of satan’s strategy to prevent The Lord’s End-time harvest and thwart Jesus’ return to the Mont of Olives in Jerusalem by bringing about upheavals foretold in the holy Bible, mainly through globalists’ New World Order or World Economic Forum, BUT BEFORE the Time ordained by our Almighty Father.

Even so, we ALL need to learn about – and be fully taught by well-informed church leaders!! – what is now happening and how it lines up with scripture and accurate contemporary prophecy..

Meantime, here’s some encouraging news on that front on Telegram:

Lastly, my apologies to readers who received notification of this post but which failed to work, as explained in the attached comments to this post.

PS: Some subsequent scripture:

  • Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand10 he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” (Rev 14:9-11)
  • And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. (Rev 15:2)
  • The Saints Reign with Christ 1,000 Years

    And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (Rev 20:10)

Apocalypse, chapter 13 – “..no-one can buy or sell who does not have the mark” — Dover Beach

Further to my previous postings on Revelation 13 and the maSk/MaRk of the Beast…

“Then I saw another beast that rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and it makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound had been healed. It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in the sight of all; and by the signs that it is allowed to perform on behalf of the beast, it deceives the inhabitants of earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that had been wounded by the sword and yet lived; […continue at…] “so that no one can buy or sell who does not have the mark” — Dover Beach

What is the Book of Revelation for? Part 4 – Neil Mackereth

‘Dear Richard, Many thanks for broadcasting Part 3 and here is Part 4 – probably the most significant and certainly the most challenging to “encapsulate”.  It is 3½ pages  long, the second 3½  pages is a Glossary of End-Times Terminology, which you may wish to separate.  May the Lord continue to guide and encourage you both, Neil’

I’m very grateful to him for his compilation of a very helpful glossary, which is published separately and most fittingly as a celebratory 100th static page of Richard’s Watch, and located in the About Signs hub (all copyright reserved).

WHAT IS THE BOOK OF REVELATION FOR? – Part 4, Chapters 12-18

In this part we will consider the key issues covered in chapters 12 to 18 of the Book of Revelation. As we approach the climax of the battle between good and evil (Jesus and Satan), there is a change of style and emphasis. John sees new visions which are very different from the seven-part series of letters, seals and trumpets, and his reporting style becomes more like a narrative. Continue reading